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Obituary for Mylo S. Gale
Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 1
Mylo Gale
  Mylo S. Gale, 91, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Astoria Healthcare Center.
  He was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Browning, the son of Henry and Gertrude (Stockwell) Gale.
  He married Wanda L. Prather Sept. 9, 1929 in Keokuk, Iowa.  She died April 20, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Wilmer (wife Linda) Gale of Astoria; one daughter, Bette (husband Ghlee) Calhoun of Ipava; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Truman (wife Louise) Gale of Vermont.
  He was a farmer and an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring in 1970.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 21 at the Astoria Cemetery with Rev. Clifford Parry officiating.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Michael Gapen, Lt.
Schuyler Citizen, May 18, 1864
  Gapen, Michael, Lt. - member of Co. G, 28th Illinois Infamtry Regt., killed on 12 July 1863 near Jackson, Tennessee.  Body returned on 24 April 1864 and buried in "Gapen" Family cemtery about 6 miles N. E. of Rushville.  He was about 28 years old.
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Obituary of Bryant Garrett
Rushville Times dated Jan. 26, 1859
  "On last Monday week, Mr. Bryant Garrett, of Frederick went up to Browning on his skates to Browning, in returning he started up Sugar Creek to see his brother, who living a short distance from it's mouth, shortly after he fell through the ice in the water.  Here he struggled a long time in a vain effort to regain the top of the ice, and finally sank it is supposed chilled to death, for his body did not present the appearance of having been drowned.  What adds to the sadness of his death was the fact that some men were at work not far off and heard him hallowing, it is said for more than 2 hours, but they supposed it was merely boys playing on the ice and paid no attention to it.  His body was not recovered until the following Wednesday, no uneasiness having been felt at his absence.  His hat, purse, and other articles he has thrown out on the ice, and led to his immediate recovery.  Mr. Garrett was a son of Mr. Thomas
I. Garrett, formerly of this place and is well known to our citizens.  Of late years he has been engaged in a saw mill in Frederick of which he is part owner.  He leaves a young family, consisting of a wife and 2 small children."
  He died leaving a wife and two small children.

From Carol Wolf Britton
The Schuyler Citizen, January 1859
    On last Monday week, Mr. Bryant Garrett of Frederick went up to Browning on his skates, in returning he started up sugar creek to see his brother, who is living a short distance from its mouth, shortly after he fell through the ice. Here he struggled a long time in a vain effort to regain the top of the ice, and finally sank it is supposed chilled to death, for his body did not present the appearance of having been drowned. What adds to the sadness of his death was the fact that some men were at work not ar off and heard him hollering, it is said for more than 2 hours, but they supposed it was merely boys playing on the ice and paid no attention to it. His body was not recovered until the following Wednesday, no uneasiness having been felt at his absence. His hat, purse and other articles he had thrown out on the ice, and led to his immediate recovery. Mr. Garrett was a son of Mr. Thomas I. Garrett, formerly of this place and is well known to our citizens. Of late years he has been engaged in a saw-mill in Frederick of which he was part owner. He leaves a young family, consisting of a wife and 2 small children. We sincerely sympathize with the bereaved family and friends in this affecting event. In view of the unexpectedness of this bereavement how appropriate come these beautiful lines. "Each season hath its own disease, Its peril every hour; Death rides on every breeze And lurks in every flower."

Obituary for Delilah Garrett
Rushville Times, 29 December1887
    Delilah Garrett, wife of George W. Garrett, died at her home in Franklin county, Nebraska last Friday. She moved from Browning Township to Nebraska some ten years ago. She is the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Luttrell...

Obituary for George Washington Garrett
The Franklin County News, 19 April 1911
    George Washington Garrett was born at Lexington, Kentucky, April 16, 1818. He moved with his family to Schuyler Co., Illinois in 1836 where he lived until he came to Franklin Co, in 1877. In 1886 he moved to Franklin and resided here until his death which occurred April 14, 1911 at 6 a.m. The immediate cause of his death was hemorrhage of the stomach. He was converted at the age of twenty-six and united with the Christian Church. In 1843 he was married to Delilah Luttrell, to which union nine children were born all of whom are living, as is also one adopted son Will. The wife died in Franklin December 23, 1887. There are left to mourn "Grandpa's" death two sisters and the ten children, five girls and five boys. Joan and Susan live in Illinois, Will and Morgan live in Colorado, John at McCook, Sarah, Martha, Peter, Thomas and Nancy in Franklin. Also thirty-six grand-children and down to the fifth generation. The funeral was held on his 93rd birthday at the M.E. Church, Rev. Gilpin conducting the service. He was buried in Greenwood cemetery under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. lodge of which he was probably the oldest member in the state. Not often is a community called to mourn with a family so many of whom are our friends and neighbors. But the mourning must end in consolation when we know the lost one has gone where "They'll never say, Goodbye".

Death Notice for John Garrett
Rushville Times, 1880 - Hung Himself
  Mr. John Garrett, an old citizen of Littleton Township, committed suicide last Saturday afternoon by hanging himself. We learn that he had been unwell for some time, and that his mind had doubtless become somewhat affected by disease or medicine, but he had shown no inclination to take his life. A short time before supper he went out to do some chores and failing to return in due time his wife concluded to hunt for him. She finally found him in the orchard, where he had hung himself to an apple tree with a strap taken off one of the gates. His feet were resting on the ground, but he had succeeded in strangling himself to death. He was about 60 years old.

Obituary of Susan (Susanah Wigert) Wagoner Garrett
Rushville Times, Jan. 31, 1889
  Died at Franklin County, Neb. Susan Garrett, a former resident of Browning.  Deceased was the wife of Thos. I. Garrett, who died 20 years ago.  Mrs. Garrett had passed her 90th year.

Obituary for Thomas I./J. Garrett
Rushville Times, 4 December 1867
  Mr. Thomas I. Garrett, one of the pioneers of Schuyler, died at his residence, between Rushville and Browning on Monday of last week. The Masonic order of this place, to which he belonged went down on Wednesday to attend the funeral. Thomas Garrett served as County Recorder from 1847-1849.

Obituary for Emma Pittenger Garette
Emma Pittenger Garrette
  Emma Pittenger Garrette, wife of ?? B. Garrette died at her home near Astoria, Fulton Co., Ill., April 16, 1891, aged 33 years, 6 months and 23 days. To them were born five children, ??? of whom with her husband survive her and mourn their loss, with mother, brothers, and sisters. She joined the United Brethren Church in 1874, and ?? since lived a devoted Christian life. She fell ??? triumphant in the arms of Jesus. The Church has lost a true Christian member, which will be great?? felt.  J. W. Willstead
  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 Alice Montooth VanOrder Garrison
Rites Held Here Tuesday For Mrs. Alice Garrison
  Mrs. Alice Garrison 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, at Freemont, Michigan, where she had made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Arnold Woodring, since 1953. Her home was formerly at 1122 E. Carroll in Macomb.
  She was born June 7, 1877 in Schuyler county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Montooth. On August 15, 1897, she was married to Thomas VanOrder, who preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1930. She was later married Martin Garrison on Nov. 14, 1942 at Buda, IL. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1959.
  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Ikens of Fremont, Mich., Mrs. Ruth Baker of Canton, and one son, Henry VanOrder of Ferndale, Mich., five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb. Seven sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. They were Mary Snyder, Fanny Haney, Louella Fry, Grace Jones, Kathryn Phillips, Effie Ashwood, Elizabeth Welker, Edward, Frank, Walter and Warren Montooth.
  She attended a rural school in Schuyler county and two years at Kennedy Normal in Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 29 at Crandell and Ensing funeral home in Fremont, Mich., and then removed to Worthington funeral home in this city. Funeral services were held here Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Ronald Colton officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Dace T. Wilson Garrison, Lt. Colonel
  Lt. Col. Dace T. Garrison, U.S. Air Force, retired, passed away in a local hospital on Jan. 18, 2001. 
  Born in Albany, MO, he was lovingly raised in Rushville, IL, by his aunt and uncle, Charles M. and Alice Garrison.  They then adopted him shortly after the death of his mother, Kathryn Wilson.  She had requested that her sister, Alice Garrison raise the child and that the family name of Dace should be the child's given name. 
  He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a pilot, and set about plans to fulfill this fervent wish.  He became licensed to fly all aircraft and became a commercial pilot with Northwest Airlines.  Mr. Garrison also taught airline flying in Galesburg, IL. 
  With the onset of WW II, he volunteered his services and was sent to Randolph Air Base [TX] for instruction in the military manner.  His first assignment, still as a civilian was Moore Air Base near Mission, TX, where he served three months before being commissioned as a Captain.  Shortly thereafter, he received his command wings.  He was stationed at Luke Air Base in Arizona, then Rhine-Main Air Base in Germany.  While there, he flew on week-ends to Berlin carrying tons of coal and food for the German populace.  Mt. Home Air Base, Idaho, was next and he then was assigned to Travis Air Base, CA.  His next station was Yokota Air Base, Japan, where he flew reconnaissance missions over Korea during the Korean Conflict.  During this time, he was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic and meritorious achievement, and the Meritorious Service Award.  He then served at Forbes Air Base in Kansas, and finished his service at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, making Panama City [FL] his home.  He served his country in WW II and Korea, earning many medals and accommodations. 
  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed life most when he could be outdoors.  His retirement in 1960, gave him his opportunity. 
  He is survived by his wife, Norma, whom he met in Mission, Texas; a cousin in Kansas, Wallace Dace; a brother-in-law, Frank Ewers and wife, Louise. 
  At his request, there will be no services.  Those wishing to do so may honor his memory with a donation to the Humane Society of Panama City.
  Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2403 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32402, 850-763-4694

Obituary for Franklin "Gabby" Davis Garrison II
Rushville Times, Sept. 29, 1999, page 13, column 2
Franklin Garrison
  Franklin D. "Gabby" Garrison Jr., 66, of Rushville, died Saturday, Sept. 25, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born June 22, 1933, in Denver, Colo., the son of Franklin Davis and Louise (Brown) Garrison Sr.
  Mr. Garrison graduated from Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling and received a bachelor of science degree in commerce and law at the University of Illinois in Champaign.  He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged as a PFC on April 21, 1955.
  He retired in 1983 as a litigated claims examiner with Country Mutual Insurance Company in Bloomington after 23 years.  He was a member of the Elks Club in Bloomington.
  Surviving are his mother, Louise Garrison, of Rushville, two sisters, Joan Lewis (husband, George) of Quincy, and Cynthia Johns (husband, Tom) of De Leon Springs, Fla.; four nieces; one nephew; four great nieces; four great nephews; and his former wife, Kathleen Garrison, of Urbana.
  He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Harry Garrison, a nephews, and a niece.
  Private graveside services were held Tuesday at the Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville with Rev. Bill Brown officiating.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Memorial Hospital or the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville.

Obituary for Luna "Lula" Scrudder Garrison
Rushville Times, Aug. 16, 1951
Mrs. Luna Garrison, 80 Died In Toulon Aug. 6
 Mrs. Luna Garrison, 80, widow of the late Dr. Chris Garrison, Toulon, died at 9:40 p.m. Monday, August 6 at Kewanee public hospital where she had been a patient since May.
 Luna Scudder was born Nov. 25, 1870, at Industry.  Follow her marriage to Dr. Garrison, son of the late Henry and Ann Justus Garrison, of Littleton township, they resided in New Jersey until 1915. Since then they resided in Toulon.
 Surviving is a sister, Miss Bell Scudder, Macomb. Her husband died Nov. 3, 1921, a son Byron K., died Aug. 28, 1941. The parents and a brother, Walter Scudder, also preceded her in death. Mrs. Alice Garrison of this city is a sister-in-law.
 Funeral services were held last Thursday in Toulon with burial there.

Obituary for Margaret "Maggie" Elizabeth Croxton Garrison
In Memoriam
Mrs. Margaret Garrison
  Mrs. Margaret Garrison, widow of Moses M. Garrison, former well-known resident of Littleton township, and herself of an old Schuyler family, died at her home in Pratt, Kas., April 23.
  The following obituary has been furnished The Times:
  Margaret Elizabeth Croxton, daughter of Elijah and Hester Jane Croxton, was born near Grants Pass, Oregon, January 25, 1854.  She departed this life April 23, 1937, being 83 years, 2 months and 28 days of age.
  On December 29, 1881, she was united in marriage to Moses M. Garrison of Littleton, Illinois.  To this union five children were born, Freddie and Alta preceding her in death; also her husband who passed away April 29, 1934.
  She is survived by three sons, Clyde, Glen and Harry; eight grandchildren, Merle Trout, Mrs. Bert Goodwin, Cleo, Maxine and Doris Garrison and Mary Louise Garrison; also one great-granddaughter, Merleen Sue Trout, all of Pratt; one sister, Mrs. A. E. Davis, of Amarillo, Texas; two brothers, Joel E. Croxton, of Golden, Ill., and Fred C. Croxton, of Washington, D. C.
  Mr. and Mrs. Garrison, with their family, moved from Illinois to Pratt county in the fall of 1893 and settled on a farm near Pratt.  Nineteen years ago, Mrs. Garrison, with her husband, moved to Pratt where they lived and enjoyed the companionship of their sons and their families; also of an ever increasing circle of friends and neighbors.  She was a loyal caller among the sick and shut-ins, her kind disposition and cheerful ways endearing her to old and young alike.
  All her life, Mrs. Garrison had been a true Christian woman.  At an early age she became a member of the Free Methodist church and remained a member there until her death.  There being no church of that denomination in Pratt she attended the Methodist Episcopal church where she was a faithful and beloved member of the Mizpah Sunday school class.

Obituary for Moses Monroe Garrison
Moses Garrison, Former Schuylerite, is Dead
  Mrs. Howard Abbott of this city received a telegram Monday morning announcing the death of her uncle, Moses Garrison, a former well-known resident of Schuyler County, who passed away on Sunday Evening at his late home near Pratt, Kansas.
  Mr. Garrison, a son of Isaac and Amanda Garrison, early pioneer residents of Lettleton township, was born on the Garrison homestead farm, seven miles north of Rushville, about seventy-four years ago.
  In early manhood he was joined in marriage to Miss Margaret Croxton, a sister of Joel Croxton, of Huntsville Township.
  About forty years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Garrison left Schuyler county to locate near Pratt, Kansas, where they have continued to make their home.
  Besides his widow, Mr. Garrison is survived by three sons, Clyde, Glen and Harry, all residing in Kansas.  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Emma Alkire, of Iowa, who is now in her eighty-fifth year.

Pratt (Kansas) Union, May 3, 1934
Death Of M. M. Garrison
  Moses Monroe Garrison, son of Isaac and Amanda Garrison, was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, Sept. 3, 1859, and deprted this life April 29, 1934 being 74 years, 7 months and 26 days of age.
  On Dec. 29, 1881 he was united in marriage to Margaret E. Croxton of Huntsville, Ill., and to this union five children were born. Two of them, Freddie and Alta, preceded him in death.  Besides the widow he is survived by his three sons, Glenn, Clyde and Harry of Pratt, eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Emma Alkire of Dallas Center, Iowa.
  In the fall of 1893 he and his family moved to Kansas and settled on the farm near this city.
  Sixteen years ago Mr. Garrison and wife moved to Pratt where they have lived quietly and have enjoyed the companionship of their sons and families and their friends and neighbors.
  He had been a member of the Free Methodist church for more than fifty years.
  The funeral services were conducted at the Sappington Calbeck Mortuary Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Ernest Keasling of Beloit, Kansas,  A former pastor of the deceased.
  He lead a quiet life devoted to his family and friends, a consistent Christian and honorable neighbor.
  Those who attended the funeral services from out of Pratt were Mrs. A. E. Davis of Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. R. E. Crandall, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Graham, Mrs. Roy Bales, Mrs. Mattie Gilmore, Mrs. Nettie Horsman, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Alexander and daughter Eva May all of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Preston Croxton and Mrs. Hattie Kincheloe of Cherokee, Okla.; Mrs. Rosa Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Travis Wilson and daughter Dora of Greensburg; Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoover, Mrs. Pearl Vosborg and daughter Faye and sons Neal and Donald, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Keesling of Beloit and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Bryant of Bucklin.
   Card Of Thanks
  We wish to express our thanks and gratitude to those who were so kind to us and for the words, acts and expressions of sympathy during our recent bereavement.
  We also wish to thank all for the floral gifts that expressed so much sympathy and comfort to us.
  Mrs. M. M. Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Garrison, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Garrison and family,Mr. and Mrs. Harry Garrison and family, Mr. and Mrs. Merle Trout, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Goodwin.

Obituary for Sloane Garrison
died: September 11, 1924
Rushville Times, Sept. 18, 1924
Sloane Garrison Died In Macomb Friday
  Sloane Garrison, son of John Garrison, a former resident of Schuyler, died in Macomb last Friday. The following is taken from the Macomb Journal of Sept. 12th:
  Sloane A. Garrison, of 327 South Johnson street, died at the Holmes hospital late yesterday, aged 29 years, 9 months and 7 days. The funeral, under Masonic auspices, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence, Rev. W. T. Rodgers officiating. Interment will be at Mt. Auburn cemetery. Deceased had been in for the past week with peritonitis.
  Mr. Garrison was born Dec. 2, 1894, and had been a resident of this city practically all of his life. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and was highly respected by his many acquaintances.
  Surviving, Mr. Garrison leaves his wife, who was Miss Mildred Stone of this city; his father, John Garrison of Fruita, Colo; one sister, Mrs. Fred {May} Wiley of Macomb; one half-brother, Donald, and two half-sisters, Dorothy and Lucile, both of Fruita.

Obituary for Margaret Edgar Geer
Margaret Geer
  Margaret Geer, wife of James Geer living west of Astoria, died Thursday Nov. 23, 1899 aged 65 years 11 months and 6 days. Mrs. Geer had been afflicted with cancer for some months and an operation was preformed several days ago, which caused blood poising and resulted in her death. Deceased was a good christian lady, for many years a member of the United Brethren church. The funeral was held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at Salem church, conducted by Rev. W. B. Shinn of Canton. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
  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 Archibald and Polly Edgar.  She is buried in Salem Cemetery, Astoria Township, Fulton County, Illinois.

Obituary for David Hilary Geiman
unknown paper, January 5, 1961
David Geiman Retired Browning Twp. Farmer Dies Here Thursday
  David Geiman, 90, retired Browning township farmer died Thursday at 12:45 a.m. at the Culbertson Memorial hospital.  He had been a resident of Astoria the past few years.
  A son of Joseph and Isabelle Zentz Geiman, he was born July 16, 1870 in Browning township.  He was married to Miss (Mrs. Sears) Lydia Schisler who preceded him in death.  His only survivors are nieces and nephews, among whom is Mrs. Cora Henderson.
  The body was taken to the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Edwin Roeabaugh (sp?) of the Church of the Brethren officiating.  Burial will be in the South Fulton cemetery.

Obituary for Etta "Eddie" Mae Schisler Geiman
unknown paper, November 1918
Young Wife Taken:  Mrs. Joseph Geiman, Died Suddenly at Her Home Three Miles Southwest of Astoria, Tuesday
  Mrs. Etta Geiman died at her home three miles southwest of Astoria Tuesday at 9:30 o'clock.  Death was due to heart failure, following an illness of Spanish influenza.
  Her illness was of short duration dating back to last Tuesday a week ago, when she took down with the influenza.  She had recovered sufficiently to be able to be up a part of the time.  Tuesday she expressed to the members of her family that she was not feeling so well. Returning to the bed she suddenly dropped into that sleep which knows no waking.
  Ella [Etta] May Schisler was the daughter of Samuel Schisler residing west of Astoria and was born Sept. 23, 1888 in Astoria township, being at the time of her death 30 years, one month and 16 days. She was united in marriage August 17, 1909, to Joseph Geiman of Browning.
  Besides the stricken husband she is survived by three children, Marvin J., aged 8 years, Opal M., aged five and Francis U., aged 3 years.  She is also survived by her father, four sisters, Della, Bessie and Orpha at home and Mrs. Alma Wickert of Summum.  Five brothers, John of Marietta, Ray in service, Jacob, Clarence and Paul at home.
  Mrs. Geiman was a devoted wife and mother and was held in highest esteem by all who knew her.  There is profound sorrow today because of her death and sincere and heartfelt sympathy is extended by the entire public to the young husband and the members of the family.  Only a few weeks ago, Oct. 13th, her mother died.
  The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the South Fulton church.  Interment in the cemetery near by.
  Note: Lydia Ebbert Schisler was Etta Geiman's mother. They died within a few weeks of each other.  Lydia's death date in not mentioned directly in her obituary; it was October 13, 1918.

Obituary for Lydia Schisler Sears Geiman
unknown paper, July 1937
Mrs. David Geiman Died Thursday P.M. Funeral Sunday
  Mrs. David Geiman, 67 years old, died at her home on East Broadway, Thursday night.  Mrs. Geiman had been in ill health for the past five years.
  Mrs. Lydia Geiman, daughter of Henry and Magdalena Wise Schisler, was born near Astoria, March 23, 1870, and departed this life July 8, 1937, aged 67 years, 3 months and 15 days.  On June 24, 1894 she was united in marriage to Granville Sears, who preceded her in death April 24, 1921.  To this union two children were born, one dying in infancy and Charles at the age of 6 years.
  On March 19, 1927, she was married to David Geiman.
  She united with the Church of the Brethren early in life, always manifesting a desire to live closer to the Master.  During her illness she was anointed by the elders of the church according to James 5:14-15.
  Besides the husband, two sisters survive: Mrs. Amanda Fitz and Mrs. Ella Sullivan, both of Astoria, number of nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends remain to mourn her passing.
  Funeral services were held from the Astoria Church of the Brethren at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  Rev. C. A. Gruber officiated.  Burial in the South Fulton cemetery.
  Note: Stone Inscription: Sears Granville Sears Jan 28, 1865-Apr 24, 1921 Lydia A Schisler his wife Mar 23, 1870-July 8, 1937 (their son) Charles G Sears 1911-1917.

Obituary for Marvin Jefferson Geiman
Rushville Times, April 4, 2001, page 15, column 2
Marvin Geiman
  Marvin J. Geiman, 91, of Astoria, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born March 20, 1910, in Astoria Township, Fulton County, the son of Joseph and Eddie (Schisler) Geiman.
  He married Marguerite "Fern" Dutton on Nov. 6, 1932, in Astoria.  She survives.
  Also surviving is one step-sister, Gladys Chockley of Shelbyville.
  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Opal Ruth and Frances Ward.
  He was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He was a farmer.
  Services were Saturday, March 31, 2001, at the Astoria Christian Church with Gary Sheets officiating.  Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Astoria Christian Church.

Obituary for Raymond "Ike" G. Gerdes
Rushville Times, Nov. 24, 1999, page 15, column 3
Raymond Gerdes
  Raymond G. "Ike" Gerdes, 74, of rural Rushville, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 1999, in his home.
  Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Northeast Township in Adams County, Mr. Gerdes was a son of Gerhard H. and Lena Fuhrken Gerdes.  He married Mary Jones Strong Oct. 27, 1979, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden.  She survives.
  Mr. Gerdes was a longtime farmer in Northeast Township near Golden.  He served in the U.S. Army and was a combat veteran of the Korean War.
  Mr. Gerdes was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden.  He was a member of the Rushville American Legion and the 40 & 8.
  Survivors also include two sisters, Arlene D. Gerdes of Golden and Erna Dolan of Granite City; two step-children, Marian Rohn of Rushville and Ben R. Strong, Sr., of Ft. Worth, Texas; two nephews; and three step-grandchildren.
  Services were conducted Friday, Nov. 19, in Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden by Rev. Phil Tobin.  Burial was in Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden.  Military detail was by the Golden American Legion.
  Memorials may be made to Schuyler-Cass Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church.
  Services were under the direction of Hunter Funeral Home in Golden.
  Note: Mary Jones, daughter of Cleveland "Cleve" Paul Jones I and Bernice M. Morris, 1st married Dale L. Strong.

Obituary for Mildred Elizabeth Strode Gibboney
Rushville Times, March 7, 2001, page 13, column 1
  Mrs. Mildred Elizabeth Gibboney, 89, of Table Grove, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
  She was born in Table Grove on July 16, 1911, the daughter of Harrison and Ollie Mae Rector Strode. She married Leonard M. Gibboney on Sept. 17, 1932, in Macomb. He died Feb. 17, 1983.
  She also was preceded in death by one sister, Ruth Stroad Ham, and one foster brother, Eldon Kendrick.
  She is survived by one god-son, Arrel Keating of Treasure Island, Fla., and numerous nieces and nephews.
  She graduated from Table Grove High School and from Liberty Beauty School in Peoria. She owned and operated a beauty shop in Table Grove for eight years. She and her husband then moved to Milwaukee, Wisc., where she was employed by Federal Department Stores in the capacity of personnel supervision for 24 years. She retired in 1970 and moved back to Table Grove to care for her parents.
  She was a member of the Table Grove Community Church, AF & AM Shrine Triple Eye Temple in Milwaukee and was a member of the Illinois Cosmetology Association.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at the Table Grove Community Church with Rev. Frank Bush officiating and burial was in the Harris Cemetery, Table Grove. Kost Memorial Home in Vermont was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Table Grove Community Church or Table Grove Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Clarine Elizabeth Boehm Gillenwater
Rushville Times, October 24, 2001, page 15, column 3
Clarine Gillenwater
  Clarine Elizabeth Gillenwater, 87, of Friendship Village in Tempe, Ariz., died Oct. 16, 2002, in Mesa, Ariz.
  She was born Aug.14, 1914, in Rushville to William and Sophia Boehm.
  She married Virgil Gillenwater.  He died in 1986.
  She is survived by one daughter, Elizabeth A. Anderson; one son, Bill Gillenwater; one brother, Donovan Boehm of Rushville; and three grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Pauline, Alma and Rose and three brothers, William, Roy and Edward.
  She and her husband moved to Flagstaff, Ariz., in 1950, where he was a faculty member at the University of Northern Arizona.  She moved to Friendship Village in 1992.
  She was a member of Flagstaff, Ariz., Federated Church, Church of the Red Rocks in Sedona, Ariz., Dayspring United Methodist Church and P.E.O.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Gillenwater were held Sunday, Oct. 21, in the Friendship Village Convocation room in Tempe, Ariz.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Virgil and Clarine Gillenwater Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 4094, Flagstaff, Ariz. 86011.

Obituary for Mildred M. Skiles Gillenwater
Rushville Times, February 14, 2001, page 13, column 4
Mildred Gillenwater
  Mildred M. Gillenwater, 84, of Cary, died Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, at Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington.
  She was born Dec. 27, 1916, in Rushville, the daughter of Homer and Bertha (Lincoln) Skiles.  They preceded her in death as did her husband Kenneth Gillenwater.
  Survivors include two children, Patricia (James) Runchey of Crystal Lake and Roderick Gillenwater of Cary, one grandson; three sisters, Hildreth (Robert) Walters, Dorothy Lang, and Leila Ward; and two brothers Robert (Betty) Skiles and Jess (Marge) Skiles.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Kahle-Moore Funeral Home in Cary with Rev. Brian Smith officiating.  Burial was in Windridge Cemetery.

Obituary for Charles William Gillenwaters
Rushville Times, November 8, 1945
Chas. W. Gillenwaters of Rushville Died Monday
  Charles W. Gillenwaters, whose entire lifetime of eighty-eight years was spent in the community of his birthplace at Rushville, died Monday fore-noon at his home in this city.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Lawler Funeral home. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Charles William Gillenwaters was born on a farm northeast of Rushville, December 10, 1857, the son of Robert and Emily Eggleston Gillenwaters. He passed away November 4, 1945, at his home in Rushville where he had resided for the past thirty-five years, at the age of 87 years, 10 months, and 27 days.
  He was ill for only three days, and consequently, his death came as a sudden shock to his family. He has only one sister, Sadie, who preceded him in death several years ago.
  He was united im marriage to Caroline Kelly, August 6, 1882, and to this union were born seven children: Edith Kite of Garnet, Kansas, Lawrence Gillenwaters of Macomb, Jesse Gillenwaters of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Myrtle Tucker, Earl, Orren, and Merritt Gillenwaters, all of Rushville. Mrs. Gillenwaters preceded him in death April 1, 1943. He is survived by all his children, thirty-five grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren.
  Mr. Gillenwaters was made blind in one eye and partially in his other when only twenty-nine years of age, a result of an accident while hunting. In spite of this handicap, he will always be remembered as a loyal, loving father and friend, with honesty as one of his greatest virtues.
  Mother's Death Certificate

Obituary for William Gillespie
Rushville Times, September 19, 1928
William Gillespie Died Friday at County Home
  William Gillespie, a native born resident of Schuyler, died at the county home on Friday morning where he had resided for the past five years or more.
  On Saturday interment was made in the Rushville cemetery where the burial service was given by Rev. Talley.
  Mr. Gillespie was in his eighty-first year and the greater part of his life had been spent in Rushville, tho in his younger days he had pioneered in the west and later worked at many occupations in many cities.
  He was one of the old-time broom makers, learning his trade in Rushville when this industry was of sizeable importance in this city and he worked at his trade in nearby cities, even after he had passed the alloted age of three score and ten.
  A man of fine physique and stamina Mr. Gillespie in his youth was noted for his prowess as an athlete and was one of Rushville's first baseball players and retained his bodily vigor to a remarkable degree up to within the past five years.
  Death Certificate

Obituary for Charles Mansfield Gillette
Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 3
  Charles M. Gillette, 91, of Canton died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born June 6, 1908, in Schuyler County to Frank Everett and Lelia Lenore Eaton Gillette, he married Esther "Gladys" Eaton on June 16, 1939, in Springfield, Mo. She died Aug. 2, 1993.
  He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are one son, C. Fred (and Tonya) of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Mary Ellen) Noland of Littleton and Mrs. Larry (Alice) Steck of Frankfort; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eloise Melvin of Rushville and Ellen Fitzjarrald of Canton.
  He worked in the planning and research department at International Harvester Co., retiring in 1966.
  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. He also was a member of Walley Byam Airstream Caravan Club.
  Services were Thursday, Feb. 10 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Tim Ferrill officiated. Burial was in the Gillette Cemetery in Schuyler
County.
  Memorials may be made to the Gillette Cemetery Care Fund.

Obituary for Betty Catherine Craig Hutchinson Gillmore
Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 2
  Betty Catherine Gillmore, 90, of Springfield, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Heritage Manor.
  She was born Dec. 31, 1909, in Webster Groves, Mo., the daughter of George Henry and Mary Ann Guymon Craig. She married Ralph Newell Gillmore in 1933 in Salem. He preceded her in death in 1995. A son, David Richard Gillmore, also preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Gillmore had worked as a practical nurse and had been a salesperson for Watkins and Shaklee, family home products, before becoming a homemaker.
She was a member of Rochester United Methodist Church.
  Survivors include two sons; Craig Hutchinson of Phoenix and Kenneth Gillmore of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Marilyn Moore of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda Sichlau of Rochester; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
  Services were Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Irvin Funeral Home Chapel in Odin. Burial was in Deadmond Cemetery in Marion County.

Obituary for Ralph R. Ginder
Rushville Times, Oct. 13, 1999, page 9A, column 2
Ralph R. Ginder
  Ralph R. Ginder, 87, of rural Jacksonville, died early Sunday morning, Oct. 10, 1999, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
  He was born Feb. 15, 1912, at home, west of Arcadia, the son of John C. and Clara Goodpasture Ginder.  He married Viola A. Brunk on March 13, 1939.  She preceded him in death on Sept. 27, 1998.
  He is survived by one son, John (wife Cynthia) Ginder of Metamora; two daughters, Betty (husband Larry) Roberts of Rushville and Prudy (husband Norman) Chumley of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; five brothers, Alvin (wife Gladys) Ginder, Wayne Ginder, and Dale (wife Linda) Ginder, both of Arenzville; and five sisters, Blanche Henderson of Jacksonville, Ruth (husband Elmer) Reichert of Virginia, Helen (husband Leo) Finn of Chandlerville, Mildred Lewis of Murrayville, and Marie (husband Richard) Hembrough of Winchester.  He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul E. (surviving wife Thelma of Arenzville).
  Mr. Ginder had farmed in the Arcadia area since 1949.  He received his bachelors degree in 1935 from Illinois College, where he was a member of the Pi Pi Rho Literary Society, and later received his masters degree from the University of Illinois.  He served in the United States Army as a corporal during World War II.  After the war, he taught school at Arcadia and worked as an inspector for Caterpillar.
He was a member of the Illinois College Alumni Association, Morgan County Farm Bureau, Triopia School Board, where he was a past president; the V.F.W., American Legion Post 604 of Arenzville, and the A.T.A.  He attended the Liter Baptist Church.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Arcadia Cemetery.
  Memorials are suggested to the Morgan County Cancer Transportation Fund or the Liter Baptist Church.

Obituary for Dorothy Marie Conner Givens
Rushville Times, November 8, 2000, page 13, column 4
Dorothy Givens
  Dorothy Marie Givens, 92, of Beardstown, formerly of Alva, Fla., died Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born May 1, 1908, in Bethel Township, McDonough County, to Henry Leroy and Nellie Ann Bartlett-Conner.  She married Kenneth Horton "Babe" Givens at the Methodist Church parsonage in Beardstown on Oct. 20, 1925.  He preceded her in death on June 8, 1982.
  She also was preceded in death by both of her parents; two sons, Richard Eugene Givens on Sept. 23, 1977, and Kenneth Leroy Givens during infancy; one brother, Homer Wayne Conner; a sister, Helen Faye Jezierski; and two grandchildren.
  Mrs. Givens is survived by a son, James H. (wife Carol) Givens of Beardstown, a daughter, Patricia (husband Edwin) Sorman of Plano, Texas; a sister, Hildreth Frances Reed of California; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  She worked for the Illinois Secretary of State in the car license department.  When living in Florida, she became a member of the Methodist Church of Lehigh Acres, Fla.  During her life, she loved to crotchet, play Bingo and work crossword puzzles.  She was also a former member of the Rebecca's and Burlington Northern Auxiliary.
  Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 3, 2000, at the Oak Grove Cemetery of Beardstown.  Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Helen Marie Crum Goldsborough
Rushville Times, December 17, 2003
Helen Goldsborough
  Helen Marie Goldsborough , 92, of Jacksonville,Ill. formerly of Rushville,Ill. passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2003, at the Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville.
  She was born on Monday, Oct. 2, 1911 in Ray ,Ill. to the late William Thomas and Gertrude Mabel Ashwood Crum.
  She married Kenneth Goldsborough August 24, 1932 in Rushville. He died Sept. 26, 1970.
  Surviving is a daughter, Ruth Kirkham (husband John) of Jacksonville; a son, Rev. Robert Goldsborough (wife Kathy) of Cowden; six grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Verna Belle Hay of Macomb; a sister-in-law Hazel Crum of Rushville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalie Kirkham; two grandchildren; one sister and four brothers.
  Helen was a life long homemaker and a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.
  Furneral services were held Saturday at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Goldsborough and Rev. J. Robert Kirkham officiating.  Burial was at the Rushville City Cemetery.  Worthington Funeral Home of Rushville was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be given to the Free Methodist Church.

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  Helen Marie Goldsborough , 92, of Jacksonville,Ill. formerly of Rushville,Ill. passed away at 3:30 pm. Wed. Dec. 10, 2003 at the Golden Moments Senior Care Center in Jacksonville.
  She was born on Monday, Oct. 2, 1911 in Ray ,Ill. to the late William Thomas and Gertrude Mabel Ashwood Crum.
  She married Kenneth Goldsborough August 24, 1932 in Rushville, Ill. He passed away on Sept. 26, 1970.
  Surviving is a daughter, Ruth Kirkham (husband John) of Jacksonville; a son, Rev. Robert Goldsborough (wife Kathy) of Cowden, Ill. Six grandchildren, Rev. John Robert Kirkham (wife Sue), Kevin L. Kirkham (wife Darla), Cara M. Kirkham (husband Desmond Jr.), Beverly Boeham (husband Jeff), Barbara Boeham (husband Alan), and Beth Smith (husband Keith); 18 great grandchildren; a sister, Verna Belle Hay of Macomb, Ill.; a sister-in-law Hazel Crum of Rushville, Ill. and numerous nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rosalie Kirkham; 2 grandchildren, Darla Kirkham and Steven Evans; 1 sister and 4 brothers.
  Helen was a life long homemaker and a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.
  Furneral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with the Rev. Robert Goldsborough and the Rev. J. Robert Kirkham officiating.  Burial was at the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Free Methodist Church.

Obituary for Buford "Mac" Golliher
Quincy Herald Whig Newspaper, Oct. 29, 1940
Buford "Mac" Golliher of West Point, formerly of Quincy, died in St. Mary hospital in Quincy, Monday afternoon at 12:55 o'clock. He had been failing for two years and was bedfast two weeks entering the hospital three days ago.
  Mr. Golliher was born in Schuyler county, Illinois born March 28, 1877 a son of Henry and Salina Adams Golliher.
  He lived in Quincy for 20 years until a year and a half ago when he moved to West Point. He was a carpenter. He attended the Christian church.
  His marriage to Elva Ramson took place December 15, 1898.
  Surviving are the widow, two sons, Kenneth and Rennell, both of Quincy, a daughter, Mrs. Fred Moore of Adams, four grandchildren Robert, Kenneth and Bruce Moore of Adams, and Betty Golliher of Quincy, a brother, William J. Golliher of Copperstown, two half brothers, George Black of Versailles and John Black of Beardstown a half sister, Mrs. Charles Wardell of Beardstown and an aunt, Miss Agatha Adams of Timewell.

Obituary for Edna F. Settles Goodin
Rushville Times, Nov. 24, 1999, page 15, column 4
Eagle Publications, December 2, 1999
Edna F. Goodin
  Edna F. Goodin, age 98, a resident of the Care Center of Abingdon, formerly of 816 North Washington Street, Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, November 21, 1999 at the Care Center.
  She was born October 3, 1901 in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of Logan and Nola Robeson Settles. She married Rev. B. Frank Goodin on December 14, 1921 in Macomb, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 28, 1984.
  Surviving are one son Dwight Goodin, Galesburg; two daughters, Dorothy Goff and Mrs. Charles (Velma) Rogers, both of Abingdon; eleven grandchildren, twenty-one great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.She was a homemaker and was very active in assisting her husband in his ministry.
  She was a member of many Assemblies of God Churches in the areas.
  Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 24, 1999 at the Bushnell Cemetery, Bushnell, Illinois with Reverend Todd Henderson officiating.
  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the First of Assembly of God Church or the Care Center of Abingdon both in Abingdon, Illinois.

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Edna F. Goodin
  Mrs. Edna F. Goodin, 98, of Abingdon died Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, at the Care Center of Abingdon.
  She was born Oct. 3, 1901, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Logan and Nola Robeson Settles. She married Rev. Frank Goodin Dec. 14, 1921, in Macomb.  He preceded her in death May 28, 1984.
  She is survived by one son, Dwight Goodin of Galesburg; two daughters, Dorothy Goff and Mrs. Charles (Velma) Rogers, both of Abingdon; 11 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
  She was a homemaker and was very active in assisting her husband in his ministry. She was a member of many Assemblies of God churches in the area.
  Graveside services will be Wednesday; Nov. 24, 1999, at 2 p.m. at Bushnell City Cemetery with Rev. Todd Henderson officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:30 p. m. to 1:30 p.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to First Assembly of God Church or the Care Center of Abingdon, both in Abingdon.

Obituary for Gerald "Jerry" B. Gordon
Rushville Times, June 21, 2000, page 13, column 1
Gerald Gordon
  Gerald B. (R) Gordon, 52, of rural Browning, died Monday, June 19, 2000, at St. John's Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born July 29, 1947, in Pekin, to Robert and June Rebman Gordon.  He married Georgeann Lancaster Trone May 9, 1982, at the United Methodist Church in Browning.
  She survives, along with his parents of Pekin; three sons, Ryan Gordon at home, Scott Trone (wife, Angie) of Frederick, and Steven Trone (wife, Sally) of Rushvi1le; four granddaughters; and one brother; Robert C. Gordon.  He was preceded in death by one sister.
  A Navy veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4.  He was an electrician at Caterpillar in East Peoria, working from August 1965 until April 1999.  He also was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley and Rev. Mike Courson officiating.  Burial will be in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick where military services will be conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials may be given to the Ryan Gordon Education Fund, c/o Rushville State Bank.

Death of George Gorsage
  George Gorsage aged about 75 years living south west of Astoria, died Sunday of this week.
  Written in pencil:   Nov. 23, ??
  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 "Aunt Polly" Venters Gorsage
November 1, 1900
  The remains of "Aunt Polly Gorsage" as everyone knew her, were brought from Astoria Tuesday and interred in the Baders cemetery after a short service at the Christian church. Aunt Polly was a resident of Baders for many years. She was a sister of Uncle Henry and Asa Venters, who are quite aged. Aunt Polly was near her 85th year, and the years had not been all sunshine for her life was one of sickness and pain. She has suffered more than tongue can tell; the misery, it seems, more than her share - but God was with her in spirit and the angel of death was a welcome visitor to her. She lived to die, but to live again with her God who knows all hearts. We close with the beautiful words, "Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God."

Obituary for Edward "Ed" Gorsuch
Edward Gorsuch
  The funeral of the Edward Gorsuch took place Sunday morning, Feb. 25, 1900, at 10 o'clock, from the home of his mother, Mrs. Jane Gorsuch, an old and esteemed resident of Schuyler county. The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Solomon in the presence of a large number of sympathizing friends. The interment took place at Sugar Grove, north of Rushville.
  The deceased was born in Schuyler county April 24, 1869, and received his schooling here. He spent the year '95 in Iowa and the year '96 at his mother's home. In '97 he went to Kansas to engage in farming. During the summer of '99 he overworked himself in assisting to extinguish a fire. From that time his lungs became affected. The local physician advised him to go to University hospital, Kansas City, where he received the very best medical attention. But the deceased had come to the hospital too late, and two surgical operations were necessarily performed in hope that thereby his life might be saved. His mother and his sister Fanny visited him a few days during his confinement in the hospital, and left him with some hope for his recovery, but he died Feb. 21, 1900. Besides his widowed mother he leaves four sisters and one brother, William of Western Kansas, who attended the funeral.
  The relatives desire to express their sincere thanks to the friends in Kansas City who paid so kind attention to their beloved son and brother during his illness and to their many friends who sympathized with them in so many ways in their sad bereavement.
  A Friend.
  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: He is the son of Nicholas and Jane McNeeley Gorsuch.  His sisters: Fannie married Amos Everhart; Carrie married a Janes; Jennie; Ida.  His brothers: John; William.

Obituary for Brooklyn Bly Gossage
Rushville Times, March 29, 2000, page 15, column 3
Brooklyn Gossage
  Brooklyn Bly Gossage, stillborn daughter of Craig and Angel Gossage of Beardstown, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  Surviving are her father and mother, Craig and Angel R. Moore of Beardstown; her older sister, Chelsie Gossage, and her twin sister, Michaelene Rochelle Gossage, both of Beardstown; her brother, Bryce Carter of Indiana; her maternal grandparents, Gloria and David Large of Beardstown; her paternal grandmother, Sue Zierfus of Beardstown; her maternal great-grandparents, Aileen Figueroa of Beardstown and George Large of Beardstown; her paternal great-grandparents, Howard Gossage of Rushville and Margaret Peterman of Rushville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Francis "Butch" Gossage; maternal great-grandparents, Nellie Bly Moore, James H. Moore and Merle Lane; paternal great-grandparents John T. Peterman and Verde Gossage; and a cousin.
  A memorial service for Brooklyn Bly Gossage will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown.

Obituary for Joseph LeRoy Gossage
Rushville Times, June 13, 1946
  Who: Joseph LeRoy Gossage.
  Died: Visalia, Calif.
  Funeral: Gordon Funeral home, Rushville, services held at Kinderhook church.
  Burial: Good Hope cemetery.
  Predeceased by: wife and two children.
  Surviving: children: Mrs. Lulu Lashbrook and Mrs. Florence Lashbrook of Visalia, Calif.; and Lyle and Howard Gossage of Rushville; three brothers, Fred Gossage of Vermont, David and Curtis Gossage of Rushville; and two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Crafton of Beardstown and [rest missing].

Obituary for Elizabeth E. Rowland Grafton
Rushville Times, June 6, 2001, page 13, column 4
Elizabeth Grafton
  Elizabeth E. Grafton, 82, of Joliet, and formerly of Rushville and Chillicothe, died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, at Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
  Born June 14, 1918, in Rushville, to Thomas Jackson and Ann Maurine Baily Rowland, she married Maurice Eugene Grafton on Nov. 5, 1944, in Rushville.  He died March 19, 1990, in Peoria.  One sister also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one daughter, Emily A. Russell of Wilmington; two sons, Maurice Grafton of Galena and Harry (wife Cindy) Grafton of Columbus, Ohio; six grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas (wife Norma) Rowland of Rushville, and George (wife Mary) Rowland of Naperville; a special cousin, Barbara Arnold of Chillicothe; and several nieces and nephews.
During World War II, she worked for Caterpillar, Inc.  She later worked for the Pearce Grade School cafeteria in Chillicothe.  She then worked for many years at Chillicothe Federal Savings and Loan Association.
  She was a 50-year member of the First United Methodist Church of Chillicothe, where she served in various church capacities including treasurer.  She was also a member of Martha Washington chapter 178, and Order of the Eastern Star in Chillicothe.  She enjoyed playing cards, ceramics and sports.
  Funeral services were held Friday, June 1, at the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe.  The Rev. Keith Ferguson officiated.  Burial was in the Blue Ridge Cemetery in Edelstein.  Davison-Fulton Anderson Chapel of Chillicothe was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Chillicothe.

Obituary for Amanda Gabbert Gragg
  Amanda Gabbert, daughter of John and Mary Gabbert, was born in the state of Kentucky May 1, 1830 and departed this life at her home one-half mile south of Pleasantview, Oct. 6, 1917, aged 87 years, 5 months and 5 days.
  She was united in marriage to Hezekiah Gragg Dec 30, 1864. To this union were born two children; a son, Henry, who preceded his mother to the better world, and since the death of her husband nine years ago she has had the loving companionship of her daughter Alice, and her grandsons, Emmet and Everett Gragg, until a few years ago when Everett gave up farm life for a position in the Rushville State Bank, and recently offered his services to his country and is now a member of the 21st engineering corps at Camp Grant. Besides these loved ones she is survived by one brother, Sylvester Gabbert, of Pleasantview, and one sister, Mrs. McConnel of Mt. Sterling.
  Mrs. Gragg was a resident of this vicinity sixty years. When a child her parents moved from their Kentucky home to Audrain county, Missouri, from which place they moved in 1868 to Illinois.
  In the days of her youth her church affiliations were with the Baptist denomination, and since the disbanding of that organization in this vicinity her life work has reflected the firm foundation of youth's early building, the hope and joy of the scriptural teaching, "Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth."
  Funeral services were held on Monday at her late residence conducted by Rev. John W. Kettle. Interment in the Boling Cemetery.
  Death Certificate

Obituary for Mary Nelson Gragg
Rushville Times, April 7, 1910
  The funeral of Mrs. Mary Nelson Gragg, wife of John Gragg, of near Pleasantview, was held on Thursday of last week at the M.E. Church in that village, conducted by the pastor, C. W. Haney. The interment was at the Boling cemetery. The following obituary sketch was read at the services:
  Mary Nelson was born in Alleghany County, PA., July 19, 1833; came with her parents to Schuyler county in 1839; was married to John Gragg October 21, 1853, and died at her late home near Pleasantview March 30, 1910. Mrs. Gragg was an affectionate wife and mother, a kind neighbor, ever ready to assist others in sickness.
  In her youth she identified herself with the Methodist Church, and during the many weeks of suffering from sickness she was calm, with a perfect resignation to the will of God. Her husband and children, except one daughter, who lives in the far west, and her only sister were constantly at her bedside, and the patient mother fully appreciated the tenderness and care she received.
  On Wednesday, March 30, at 11 o'clock a.m., her spirit passed quietly away to the better land, where there is no sickness or death. She has left a husband, three sons - Geo. W., Fred and A.V.; two daughters, Mrs. Ada Ward of Bainbridge township and Mrs. Rose Luxenburger of Spokane, Wa., and thirteen grandchildren; also three brothers - Andrew H. of Pleasantview, Teel of Littleton and Augustus Nelson of Santa Barbara, CA., and one sister, Mrs. Eliza Cordell of Industry.

Obituary for  Charles "Charley" A. Graham
C. A. Graham
  Charles A. Graham was born near Birmingham, Illinois, on August 15, 1856. In 1889 he came to Friend, Nebraska, where he has since resided.
  On July 16, 1893 he was married to Charlotte E. Smith and to this union were born five daughters and one son which died in infancy.
  After an extended illness he departed this life on April 22, 1934, at the age of 75 years, 8 months, and 7 days. Surviving are the wife, Charlotte E. Graham and the five daughters: Zepha E. Ketchum of Flint, Michigan; Luella G. Rouse of Hastings; Nellie M. Davis of Cambridge; and Edna J. and Dorothy M. of Friend; four brothers: John P. Graham of Everett, Wash.; George P. Graham of Klamath Falls, Oregon; James S. Graham of Stanberry, Missouri; and Arch T. Graham of Colony, Oklahoma; three grand-children, and many other relatives.
  The funeral was held in the Methodist church, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Raitt preaching the sermon. Funeral was conducted by Troyer Mortuary.
  From: "Eldon & Connie Graham" <egraham@ccp.com>  Charles A. Graham, brother of my great-grandfather, James S. Graham, both who were born near Birmingham, Ill. in Schuyler County, Ill.  Here is Charlie's obit. Again, his parents were William A. and Lucinda (Schuler/Shuler) Graham who lived near Birmingham, Ill. His father William A. died in 1872 near Birmingham at the family's farm leaving 5 sons and his wife, Sons were: John P. born Nov. 18, 1852; James S., Aug. 24, 1856; Charles A., Aug. 15, 1858; George P., Nov. 11, 1861, and Archibald T., Sept 25, 1864. Another brother William H. died at the age of 8 years. William A. and son William H. are buried in the Birmingham Cemetery. James, William A.'s father, and Mary Polly (Stodghill) Graham, James' mother are also buried in the Birmingham Cemetery. James' brother, David Graham also with another gentleman built the mill at Birmingham and was instrumental in getting his family to move from the Lowell, W. Va. area in 1836. If you need clarification on any of this please write me when convenient.  Eldon J. Graham

Obituary for James Stuart Graham
Jas. Graham Died Last Friday
  Jas. Graham, a resident of Gentry and Harrison counties for 56 years, died at his farm home, 3 1/2 miles west of Stanberry, at 9 o'clock last Friday morning. His death was due to heart trouble and a complication of diseases.
  Mr. Graham had been in failing health for the past two years, and had been seriously ill for the past six weeks. He was past 77 years of age at the time of his death.
  The following obituary has been furnished this office:
  James S. Graham was born August 24, 1856, in Birmingham, Ill., and passed away at his home, west of Stanberry, on Friday morning, May 18, 1934, at the age of 77 years, eight months, and 24 days. He had lived in Harrison and Gentry counties for 56 years.
  Mr. Graham was married to Mary Weathers on October 24, 1881. To this union, seven children were born, two of whom died in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. W. M. Messick, died five years ago in Billings, Mont. The living children are: Ira and Merle Graham of Stanberry; Mel Graham of Stratton, Nebr.; and Mrs. Harley Jones of Parnell, Mo.
  Besides the widow and the children, he also leaves 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, three brothers and numerous other relatuves and friends to mourn his death. The three brothers are: John, living in Washington; George, living in Oregon; and Arch, living in Oklahoma.
  Mr. Graham was a good husband, kind father, a loving brother and a real friend.
  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the Methodist church in Stanberry, conducted by the Rev. C. E. Olson. Interment was in the High Ridge cemetery. The funeral was in charge of the Pennington Undertaking Co.
  From: "Eldon & Connie Graham" <egraham@ccp.com> The obituary of my greatgrandfather, James Stuart Graham, born Aug. 24, 1856, in Birmingham, Ill. He was the son of William A. and Lucinda B. (Shuler) Graham who lived on a farm near Birmingham. If you have any questions or difficulty in reading this article please let me know. This article appeared in the Stanberry Headlight newspaper in May, 1934. James lived near Stanberry, Gentry County, Missouri for many years and has many decendants living in this area today.

Obituary for William Armstrong Graham
Rushville Times, March 23, 1872
  Graham, William A., - Our Birmingham correspondent informs us that Mr. William A. Graham, an old and respected citizen of that place, died of consumption on Monday last. He was a member of the Methodist Church and highly esteemed by his neighbors.
  From: Eldon James Graham <egraham@ccp.com>: I found another obituary of my great-great grandfather, William Armstrong Graham, born Feb. 25, 1828 in Va., married to Lucinda B. Shuler, Sept. 4, 1851 at Macomb, Ill., died Mar. 18, 1872 at Birmingham, Schuyler Co., Ill., buried in Noel cemetery by Birmingham. Died 44 yrs, 21 days. John Shuler, Lucinda's brother, was appointed guardian for the 5 sons after William's death. Sons were John P., 20; James S., 16; Charles A., 14; George P., 11., and Archibald T., 8. Another son, William H. preceeded his father in death.  William's father, James and mother, Martha Jane (Armstrong) Graham and his grandmother, Mary Polly (Stodghill) Graham also preceeded him in death and are all buried in the Noel Cemetery near Birmingham, Schuyler County, Ill.

Obituary for Helen E. Robinson Kelly Grate
Rushville Times, June 13, 2001, page 13, column 3
Helen E. Grate
  Helen E. Grate, 90, of Carthage, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at her residence.
  She was born April 10, 1911, near Carthage, to Ernest and Lottie (Thompson) Robinson.  She married Orville Kelly.  He died.  She later married Joseph Grate Jan. 20, 1940.  He died.
  She is survived by a sister-in-law Mrs. Jack (Maxine) Jackson of Rushville; two nieces, including Mrs. Ace (Shirley) Thrash of Rushville; one nephew; four great-nieces, including Monica Shepherd of Rushville; one great-nephew; two great-great-nieces; and three great-great-nephews.
  Mrs. Grate graduated from Carthage High School, attended Carthage College and taught school for several years.  She was a secretary at Huston Insurance and worked for both H. Lee Huston and John Huston for many years.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Hancock County Saddle Club.  She loved animals.  During her lifetime she owned and cared for many cats, dogs, and horses.  She was fond of birds and wildlife and donated to the Humane Society and various wildlife agencies.
  Graveside services were Thursday at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage with Rev. James Fox officiating.  Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Joe and Helen Grate Sports Complex of Carthage or Hancock Blessing Hospice.

Obituary of George "Carl" Carl Green
Rushville Times, Sept. 26, 1967
Carl Green Dies; Rites To be held on Friday
  Carl Green of the city passed away Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital where he had been admitted on Sunday.
  Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Roby Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald C. Colton officiating. Burial will be in Messerer Cemetery near Pleasant View.
  Mr. Green was born on Feb. 15, 1889, son of George and Ella Garrison Green. He married Julia Wardell on June 14, 1910. She passed away on Oct 28, 1959.
  He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Free Methodist church in Rushville.
  Surviving are two sons, Kenneth of Dixon, and Russell of Wickenberg, Arizona; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Tyson and Mrs. Mary Tutt, both of Canton; one sister, Mrs. Addie Abbott of this city; 11 grandchildren, One son, Kermit and three brothers are deceased.
  Family will meet with friends after 7 pm. Thursday evening at the Roby Funeral Home.
  Note: He's buried in Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois

Obituary for Charles "Ott" Arthur Green
Rushville Times, Sept. 13, 1945
Last Rites Held Wednesday For Charles A. "Ott" Green
  Charles Arthur "Ott" Green, 65, a lifelong resident of Rushville, died at 11:55 a. m. Sunday in St. John's hospital in Springfield, of injuries sustained August 11 when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by a transport truck.  Green suffered an injured back and entered the hospital the day following the accident on East Adams street in Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., in the Lawler Funeral home in Rushville, with Rev. H. S. Crede officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Charles Arthur Green, son of James Henry and Mary Ann Green, was born April 1, 1880, in Buenavista township, Schuyler county, Illinois. He was the youngest of nine children, seven of whom are deceased, namely:  Geo. L, Marian Francis, Laura Elizabeth, Cora, Rosetta, Abbey, and one living sister, Mrs. Sadie Rebman of Rushville.
  Charles was united in marriage to Mrs. Lilly VanOrder Skiles in the year 1913.  To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Edna Schultz, now residing in Rushville.  There are three grandchildren, Geneva, Norma Jean, and Eugene Schultz, three step-children, Mrs. Helen LaMarr of Pontiac, Mich., William E. Skiles of Hazel Park, Mich., and Willis A. Skiles of Clawson, Mich.
  Mr. Green has lived in Schuyler county his entire life and has made a host of friends.  During his stay in life he has always been an industrious citizen and a devoted husband and father.

Obituary for George William Green
June 1953
Funeral held Tuesday for George W. Green, 94
  George W. Green, 94, died Saturday, June 3 at the Jacob Basting nursing home where he had resided for the past nine years.
  Funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church Tuesday, June 16, the Rev. Z. E. Kellum officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  George William Green, eldest son of Henry and Margaret Teeples Green, was born near Rushville May 9, 1859.  At time of his death he was 94 years, one month and four days of age.
  On Dec. 24, 1885, he was married to Ella D. Garrison, who preceded him in death Jan. 5, 1931.
  To this union were born five children.  Mrs. H. R. Abbott and Carl of Rushville, Elmer of California and Fred and Ralph who precede him in death.
  He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Nora Quinn, of Rushville; two brothers, Herman of Beardstown and M. L. Green of Oak Grove, La.; 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
  He was converted in his youth and later sanctified and joined the Antioch Free Methodist church about 70 years ago where he continued as a faithful and loyal member to the time of his death.  He was faithful in attendance at Sunday school and church services as long as his health permitted. 
  He was a kind and loving father, a thoughtful neighbor, and a highly appreciated friend.
Obituary for Eldora Lucille Cady Green
Rushville Times, October 11, 2000, page 15, column 5
Eldora Green
  Eldora Green, 85, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Arrangements will be announced later by the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

Rushville Times, October 18, 2000, page 15, column 3
  Eldora Green, 85, of Rushville, died Oct. 10, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born Dec. 30, 1914, in Schuyler County, to the late Rev. Harold M. and Mabel E. Calvert Cady.  She married Earl H. Green Aug. 29, 1937, in Salem.  He died Oct. 25, 1996.
  Surviving are one son, Fred C. Green of Browning; one granddaughter; and two brothers, Fred Cady of Rochelle and H. Stanley Cady of Sycamore.
  She was preceded in death by one son, Gordon Green; and one brother, Marshall Cady.
  She and her husband owned and operated Green Motors in Rushville for many years.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville, the Wesley Anns, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter AL, and was active with the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of the services.
  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Ella Dora Garrison Green and granddaughter, Claribel Green
Two Deaths In 48 Hours At Home Of George W. Green
Mrs. George Green Passed Away Tuesday.  Granddaughter Died Today, a Victim of Diphtheria.
  Twice during a period of forty-eight hours has the home of George W. Green, in the West Lawn addition, been visited by the death angel.  His wife, Mrs. Ella Green, passed away early Tuesday morning from neuralgia of the heart, and his five-year-old granddaughter, Claribel Green, died {January 7, 1931} a victim of diphtheria at 2 o'clock Wednesday morning.
  The circumstances surrounding the deaths in this home are extremely pathetic, inasmuch as the home had been under quarantine since Saturday when the illness of the little girl, Claribel Green, was diagnosed as diphtheria.  During the fatal illness of Mrs. Green and her granddaughter they were denied the care of ouside friends and other members of their family, who would willingly have administered to their loved ones, had not the existing quarantine prohibited such help.
  Mrs. Green had been ill about two weeks, and her condition was deemed so serious from the start that her children were called to her bedside.  With her son, Elmer Green, of Davenport, Iowa, came his wife and little daughter Claribel, and soon after their arrival the child became ill, and on Saturday of last week her illness was diagnosed as diphtheria.  Not even her father, who had returned to his home at Davenport, was permitted to be with his child and his mother in their last hours.
  Following the death of the child the house was fumigated and released from quarantine, making it possible for members of the family to attend Mrs. Green's funeral, which was held at Antioch church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Autenreith officiating.  Internment was in the rushville cemetery.
  Claribel Green will be buried in the Rushville cemetery Thursday afternoon, and owing to the nature of the disease from which she died, only a brief service will be conducted at the grave.
  Mrs. Green, whose maiden name was Ella Garrison, was a daughter of Isaac and Amanda Vail-Garrison, pioneer residents of Schuyler county.  She was born in Schuyler county sixty-seven years ago and her entire life has been spent in this locality, where she was known as a woman of Christian character.
  Besides her husband she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Howard Abbott of Canton and three sons, Elmer Green of Davenport, Iowa, and Fred and Carl Green of Beloit, Wisconsin.

Ella Dora Green
  Ella Dora Garrison, daughter of Isaac and Amanda Vail Garrison, was born near Rushville September 6, 1862 and passed away at her home in Rushville Jan 5, 1931, aged 68 years and 4 months.
  She was married to Geo. W. Green Dec. 24, 1885.  To this union were born one daughter and four sons.  One son Ralph preceded his mother in death fifteen years ago.
  She leaves to mourn, her husband, Geo. W. Green of Rushville, a daughter, Mrs. Addie Abbott of Canton, three sons, Carl and Fred Green of Beloit, Wis., and Elmer Green of Davenport, Iowa; one brother, M. M. Garrison of Pratt, Kansas, and sister, Mrs. Emma Alkise of Dallas Center, Iowa, also twelve grandchildren, besides other relatives and a large number of friends.
  Mrs. Green was converted in early life.  She united with the Free Methodist chrch forty-five years ago, and was a charter member of the Antioch society.  she was a devoted wife, a good neighbor and a Christian.
  Funeral services were conducted at the Antioch F. M. church, Jan. 7th, at 2:30 p.m., Rev. J. L. Mayhew, of Greenville, preaching the funeral sermon, assisted by Rev. F. D. Boling, a former pastor, and the pastor, Rev. L. F. Autenrieth.  Interment was made in the Rushville cemetery.
  Death Certificate


January 1931
In Memoriam, Claribel Elaine Green
  Clairabel Elaine Green, daughter of Elmer R. and Edith Goodman Green, of Davenport, Iowa, was born in Beloit, Wis., Jan 15, 1927, and passed away Jan. 7, 1931, at the home of her grandfather, Geo. W. Green of Rushville, aged 3 years, 11 months and 23 days.
  Besides her parents, she leaves to mourn, one brother, Junior, grandfather, Geo. W. Green, grandmother, Mrs. S. D. Shane of Greenfield, Ill., besides a large number of other relatives and friends.  Her grandmother, Mrs. Geo. W. Green, preceded her in death twenty-seven hours.
  She was an attractive child, and made many friends wherever she went.  Her short stay here on earth made this world a little brighter by her having been here.
  Private funeral services were held at the Rushville cemetery on Jan. 8th, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. L. F. Autenrieth, pastor of the Free Methodist church.  Interment was made in Rushville cemetery.
  Death Certificate

Obituary of Julia Wardell Green
Rushville Times, Oct. 29, 1959
Mrs. Carl Green, 67, Dies Here Early Wednesday
  Mrs. Julia Wardell Green, 67, wife of Carl Green, a life long resident of Rushville, died Wednesday morning at 5 o'clock in her home in Rushville.
  Mrs. Green was born October 5, 1892 the daughter of William and Judith Ingles Wardell. She was married to Carl Green June 14, 1910.
  To this union five children were born, James Kermit born in 1911 passed away at the age of 25 years. Kenneth Ralph of Dixon; Mildred Evelyn Tyson and Mary Elizabeth Tutt both of Canton and Paul Russell Green of Wickenburg, Arizona.
  Other survivors are 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, two brothers, Tom Wardell of Galesburg and James Wardell of Camden and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Davis of Astoria and Mrs. Gusta Green of Beardstown.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hardy-Roby Funeral Home.
   Note: She's buried in the Beardstown City Cemetery, Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois

Obituary for Lillian "Lillie" Mae VanOrder Skiles Green
Rushville Times Jan 13, 1946
Mrs. Lillie Green dies suddenly on Sunday
  Mrs. Lillie Green, 67, widow of C. A. "Ott" Green, died suddenly Sunday morning at her home in Rushville, her death being the result of a cerebral hemorrhage.
  Mrs. Green's death followed that of her husband in less than four months, his death having occurred at a Springfield Hospital September 9, as the result of spinal injuries sustained several weeks previous when a truck rashed into a horse-drawn vehicle in which he was riding.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m., at the Lawler Funeral home.  Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mrs. Green is survived by the following children:  Mrs. Helen LaMar of Pontiac, Mich; also by a step daughter, Mrs. Edna Schultz of Rushville; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Bradbury of Rushville and Mrs. Emma Willey of Quincy, and two brothers, Robert and William VanOrder, both of Quincy.

Mrs. Lillie Green
  Lilly May Green, youngest daughter of James K. and Frances VanOrder, was born in Rushville, November 15, 1878, and departed this life at her home on West Washington street, December 30, 1945, at the age of 67 years, 1 month, and 15 days.
  She was united in marriage to Charles A. Green, who departed this life less than four months ago.  To them was born one daughter.
  She leaves to mourn her death, her children, Mrs. Helen LaMarr, Willis and William Skiles, all of Michigan, and Mrs. Edna Schultz of Rushville;  two sisters, Mrs. Walter Bradbury of Rushville and Mrs. Willey of Quincy; two brothers, William VanOrder of Peoria and Robert VanOrder of Royal Oak, Mich.; twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Green was a loving wife and mother, and leaves a host of friends.
  Funeral services were held at the Lawler Funeral home, January 2, at 2:00 p. m., conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede.

Obituary for Naomi G. Wilcoxen Green
Rushville Times, December 19, 2001, page 13A, column 1
Naomi Green
  Naomi G. Green, 83, of Rushville, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at the Renaissance Health Care Center in Canton.
  She was born Sept. 2, 1918, in Canton, to the late Ross and Fern Saunders Wilcoxen.  She married Archie M. Green July 4, 1980, in Rushville.  He died Nov. 20, 1981.
  Surviving are one son, Johnnie Helms of Kansas City, Mo.; four granddaughters; two brothers, Hoyt Wilcoxen and Ronald Wilcoxon, both of Canton; two sisters, Virginia Slack of Champaign and Joan Burkhead of Canton.
  Four brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
  She was a billing clerk and receptionist for Blue Cross & Blue Shield in Kansas City, Mo., for five years, retiring in 1980.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Schuyler Senior Center.
  Graveside services were Saturday at the Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Sue Coller officiating.  The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Senior Center.

Obituary for Oscar V. Green
Rushville Times, Dec. 15, 1999, page 15, column 1
Oscar V. Green
  Oscar V. Green, 84, of Table Grove, died Friday, Dec. 10 at his residence.
  He was born April 31 [no such date], 1915, in Fulton County, the son of John Edward and Susie Elizabeth Simpson Green.  He married Dorothy Foster on June 5, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo.  She died Sept. 4, 1987.
  He is survived by one daughter, Beth Green Horwedel of Petersburg; one son, Gary Foster Green of Table Grove; four grandchildren; and a long time special friend, Dixie Johnson of Macomb.
  He was a lifetime farmer, an avid bowler and a retired insurance agent.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating.  Burial was in Harris Cemetery in Table Grove.
  Memorials may be made to the Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.

Obituary for J. Robert Greene
Rushville Times, June 6, 2001, page 13, column 5
J. Robert Greene
  J. Robert Greene, 59, of Arkadelphia, Ark., associate professor of history and archivist at Henderson State University, died May 29 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hot Springs, Ark.
  Professor Greene joined the HSU faculty in 1968, teaching world history, the French Revolution, and philosophy.
  An avid reader and library advocate, Professor Greene founded Friends of Huie Library, spearheading a fund-raising and membership drive in 1998.  He has bequeathed his extensive personal collection of books to HSU's Huie Library.  He sponsored the HSU chapter of Phi Lambda Chi for 24 years.  In 1993, the fraternity honored him by establishing the J. Robert Greene Scholarship Endowment.  In the early 1970s, Professor Greene created and organized HSU's formal archives, serving as University Archivist until 2001.  In his spare time, he wrote mysteries and was an accomplished composer of limericks.
  J. Robert Greene was born July 16, 1941, in Peoria, Ill.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Phillips University and his master's degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1968.  He pursued doctoral studies at the University of Oklahoma.
  He is survived by his spouse, Ann Lorraine Greene of Arkadelphia; a son, John Mark Greene of Arkadelphia; a daughter, Jaye Lynn Greene of Fort Collins, Colo.; and his father, John G. Greene of Rushville.
  He was preceded in death by his mother, Doris Allen Greene.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the J. Robert Greene Scholarship Endowment or to Friends of Huie Library in care of Henderson Foundation, Box 7550, Arkadelphia, Ark. 71999.  A memorial service was held at Huie Library, Henderson State University on June 1.  A memorial ritual for Phi Lambda Chi members also was held June 1, at the Phi Lambda Chi house, Arkadelphia.

Obituary for Sarah Ellen Cook Greenleaf
July 9,  1914
  Sarah Ellen Cook was born in Oakland twp., Schuyler Co., IL., Aug. 13, 1850 and died at her home in Hoyt, OK. June 21, 1914; age 63 years, 10 months and 23 days. She was of a family of eleven children, of whom two brothers and four sisters are living, three dying in infancy. Those living are: Mrs Anna Gleason of Hutchinson, KA.; Joseph, Frank, John, and Ross of Biringham; Mrs. Eva Nix of Stiglu, OK.; Samual of Hoyt, OK.; Mrs. Alice Morrel of Littleton; also twenty-two grandchildren and one great grandchild. She united with the Christian church in Sciota, IL. in 1885. Funeral services were held at the church in Birmingham June 24, conducted by Elder Lampson, Pastor of the Christian church of Camden.
  She married Peter Greenleaf on 3 sep. 1868 in Oakland twp., Schuyler Co. IL. Peter Greenleaf was born on 2 Dec. 1845 in Vermont, Fulton Co. IL. Died on 15 Mar 1924 in Stigler, OK. Buried in Round Prairie cem.

Mother of James Greenup
Rushville Times, September 20, 1923
  Jas. Greenup received a telegram Sunday evening telling of the death of his mother at Auburn, Wash. The body will be brought to Illinois for interment, arriving here some time this week.

Obituary for Susan E. Greer
Rushville Times, August 23, 2000, page 13, column 4
Susan Greer
  Susan E. Greer, 93, of Rushville, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2000, at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  She was born March 2, 1907, in Rushville, the daughter of the late Martin Luther and Mary Jeanette (Moore) Greer.
  A 1923 graduate of RushviIle High School, she earned a bachelor of arts degree from Eureka College in 1927, majoring in Latin with minors in French and English, and a diploma in piano.  At Eureka, she was a member of the Phi Omega Sorority and the French Honorary Fraternity; and later served as a trustee.  She studied education at the University of Chicago and earned a masters degree from the University of Iowa in 1957, majoring in Latin.  She also received a masters degree in English from Western Illinois University.
  She worked for two years at the St. Louis Orphans Home.  For seven years, she taught piano at Rushville High School, and taught music and directed the choir at Littleton High School.  Miss Greer worked with the National Council of Churches teaching the children of migrant workers in Bluffton, Ind.
  She taught for more than 36 years at the following schools: Seymour High School at Payson, Momence, Sandwich, Galesburg, Sheldon, Lincoln and Streator.
  Miss Greer was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, where she was the church historian, organist, and taught the Sooner Sunday School Class.  She was a member of Schuy-Rush Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society where she served as president for 11 years and wrote biweekly articles for The Rushville Times.  She belonged to the Schuyler County Farm Bureau and National Retired Teachers Association.  She was also a member of the Chapter AL of P.E.O. and served as conservation chairman of the Federation of Women.
  Surviving are three nephews, Richard "Dick" Schenk (wife, Wilma) and Jack Long (wife, Mary Lou) all of Rushville, Martin Long (wife, Linda) of Oskaloosa, Iowa; three nieces, Linda Boehm (husband, Allen) of Champaign, Nancy Ehler (husband, Elmer) of Hartford, Wisc., and Mary Jean Duncan of Tucker, Ga. and several grand nieces and nephews and great grand nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Gladys Schenk and Helen Long, and a niece, Martha Wilcox.
  Funeral services were Saturday Aug. 19, 2000, at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville with Rev. Robert Belew officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetary.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of services.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or Eureka College.




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