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Obituary for George W. Gregory
Rushville Times, May 25, 1922
George W. Gregory Died in Canton
  George W. Gregory, a former resident of Bainbridge townhip, and honored civil war veteran who served in Co. D, 115th Inft., from August 1862, until June, 1865, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Wallace, in Canton, on Wednesday afternoon of last week; aged 83 years, 2 months and 17 days.
  On Feb. 28th he suffered a paralytic stroke, and on May 16th he was again stricken and passed away the day following at 4:40 p.m. Impressive services were held at Canton and on Friday the remains were brought to Rushville. Funeral services were held at Ebenezer church in Bainbridge township that afternoon and interment made in the cemetery near by.
  George W. Gregory was a son of William and Martha Cox Gregory, and was born March 1, 1839, in Jackson county, Indiana. He was the eldest of a family of ten children, all of whom have preceded him to the great beyond. His parents removed to Keokuk, Iowa, when he was fourteen years of age, but in 1861 removed to Schuyler county and settled in Bainbridge township.
  In response to President Lincoln's call for volunteers Mr. Gregory enlisted August 1, 1862 in Co. D, 115th Ill. Inft. and served until June 11, 1865. He was in the famous block house fight at Dalton, Georgia, where a squad of Capt. Hymer's company held an entire division of the enemy at bay. He was held a prisioner at Millen, Georgia, until the close of the war.
  On August 25, 1865, he was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Wardell, who died Oct. 26, 1908. To this union were born eight children, five daughters and three sons. Two daughters, Eliza J. and Mella E., dying in infancy. The six surviving children are: Mrs. George Wallace and Mrs. L. J. Cross of Canton; William F. of Cameron; Lawrence E. of Bushnell and Thomas E. and Mrs. W. H. Bedenbender of Bainbridge township. He also leaves twenty-five grandchildren.
  After the death of his wife, Mr. Gregory spent the remaining years of his life with his children, except a few months each year he spent in the Soldiers' Home in Quincy, where he was held in highest esteem by his comrades as a valiant soldier and comrade. Of the company of 101 men, recruited from Schuyler county, who were members of Co. D, 115th Ill. Inft., who participated in the battles at Stone river, Resacca, Lookout Mountain and Chickamaugua, there are only three living in Rushville or vicinity, namely: E. W. Dace, Michael Dace and Thomas Smedley, while A. J. Terrill, another member of the company, resides in Beardstown.
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Wardell Gregory
unknown paper,  Nov 15, 1908
  Mary E. Wardell, second daughter of William & Cassanna Wardell, was born June 3, 1841, in Scott County, Indiana. When six years of age she removed with her parents to Illinois. When married George W. Gregory, Aug. 28, 1865 and she passed away Oct. 27, 1908 at the of 67 years, 4 months, 24 days. To this union was born 8 children, 2 dying in infancy, Liza J. and Nellie E. The surviving children are Mrs. William Bedenbender, Mrs. George Wallace, William F., Thomas E., Lawrence E. and Alta M. Two sisters, Sarah and Jane preceded her in death. Also two brothers, William Wardell and Thomas E. of Chester, Ark. She leaves her husband, 6 children, 11 grandchildren and two brothers besides a host of friends.
  Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Bainbridge Township conducted by Rev. J. G. Yeck and interment in the cemetery nearby.

Obituary for Derek Edward Grenlund
died August 16, 1993
Rushville Times, August 18, 1993
Derek Grenlund
  Derek Edward Grenlund, 4, of 134 E. Madison St., Rushville, died at Culbertson Memorial Hospital. He was born May 12, 1989, in Rushville, the son of Robert and Lonna Hartman Grenlund. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Andrew, Tyler, and Cole, all at home; his grandparents, Neal and Jeanne Hartman, Donald and Norma Grenlund of Mt. Sterling; and two great grandmothers, Kaye Stanley of Harvard and Ruby Etter of Astoria.
  He attended the Rushville Church of Christ (Christian) Church youth group.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Somers officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Rushville Little League.

Obituary for Bertie Bader Grewell
Rushville Times, January 6, 1949
Former Browning Woman Died In Los Angeles
  Mrs. Bertie Bader Grewell, a daughter of John Low and Mary Jane Bader, was born in Browning Township, December 12, 1867, and died at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., December 18, 1948, at the age of 81 years and six days.
  She grew to young womanhood in Schuyler county, and later was married to Edd Grewell of Ipava, who prececed her in death several years ago. She is survived by two daughters and their families and one sister, Elsie.
  The body was cremated and the ashes were interred in a Los Angeles cemetery.

Obituary for Dorothy M. Hagmeier Grewell
Rushville Times, April 4, 2001, page 15, column 3
Dorothy Grewell
  Dorothy M. Grewell, 81, of 851 East Main Street, Ipava, died Tuesday, March 27, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  She was born Nov. 23, 1919, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Frank and Merle (Peevler) Hagmeier.
She married Russell T. Grewell on Dec. 7, 1947, in Plainfield.  He died Jan. 15, 2000.  She also was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister.
  Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Ann Edwards Kortum of St. Charles, Mo.; one granddaughter, two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Louise Bergman of Keokuk, Iowa.
  She was a member of Ipava Christian Church and the Ipava American Legion Auxiliary.  She had worked in Ipava and Tremont and farmed with her husband.
  Services were Friday, March 30, 2001, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Rev. Ron Green officiating.  Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Russell Trenton Grewell
Rushville Times, Jan. 19, 2000, page 13, column 1
Russell Grewell
  Russell T. Grewell, 89, of Ipava, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born March 20, 1910, in Ipava, the son of J. Harry and Lula M. (Baumgartner) Grewell.
He married Dorothy M. Hagmeier on Dec. 7, 1947, in Plainfield.  She survives.
  He also is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Kortum of St. Charles, Mo., one granddaughter and two great granddaughters.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
  He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Ipava American Legion Post 17 and a 50 year member of Local 649 Operating Engineers.  He had worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator.
  Funeral services were Jan. 18, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating.  Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Ipava Fire Department or the Ipava American Legion.
  Note: Barbara Ann Edwards is a stepchild by a second marriage - Ron Grewell, June 6, 2000.

Obituary for Addison E. Griffith
Rushville Times, August 19, 1915
Schuylerite Dies in California
  Addison E. Griffith, former resident of Schuyler and brother of Mrs. Martha Prentiss of this city, died on his ranch near Wasco, Cal., Aug. 3d. He was found dead in his cabin and there was every indication that death had come to him while he slept. He had been ill for a day or two and the night before he died several of his friends called to see him and when they returned Tuesday morning they found his lifeless body lying in the bed.
  Mr. Griffith was born in Schuyler county sixty years ago and left here in 1880 for the west where he has since made his home. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters.
  The Wasco (Cal.) News gave an extended account of Mr. Griffith's activities as a pioneer of Wasco county and paid high tribute to him as a citizen. He was buried at Bakersfield, Cal., in the family lot of a man who in life had been one of his intimate friends.
  The News says: "Mr. Griffith leaves considerable property including a half interest in the Jewett & Griffith addition to Wasco, a valuable sub-division of four city blocks, two acres adjoining the sub-division and another colony tract, besides some money in the bank. So far as known he left no will."

Obituary for Kate Legg Griffith
Rushville Times, October 24, 1901
Sudden Death Near Doddsville
  Mrs. Kate Griffith, wife of Newton Griffith, of near Doddsville died at her home Tuesday morning after three days illness. On Saturday she went to Macomb and while there was taken ill. She was removed to her home and doctors from Macomb, Industry and Doddsville, were called, but they could give her no relief, nor agree on the nature of her malady. Mrs. Griffith was a daughter of James Legg. She leaves no children. Funeral services were held at her home yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Obituary for Alice Rose Greene Groen
Rushville Times, May 3, 2000, page 17, column 3
Alice R. Groen
  Alice Rose Greene Groen, 79, of Pekin, died Thursday; April 27, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  She was born Jan. 4, 1921, in Camden, to Glenn A. and Esther R. (Rang) Greene. She married Albert L. Groen on June 20, 1953, in Pekin. He survives of Marietta, Ga.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Karen R. Erlanger of St. Louis, Mo., and Susan K. (and Jay) Gouliard of Marietta, Ga.; three grandchildren; and one brother, Vernon F. Greene of Belleville.
  One daughter, Sally Lynn Groen, preceded her in death.
  She was a 1938 graduate of Rushville High School and had attended Illinois Central College in East Peoria.
  She was the executive administrative assistant for 19 years at Jefferson Bank in Peoria, retiring April 30, 1987.
  She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Pekin and past president of the Pekin Woman’s Club.
  Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be a memorial service in Marietta, Ga. Burial of the cremated remains will be held at a later date in Lakeside Cemetery in Pekin. Noel-Henderson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 711 Creetwood, Peoria, IL 61614.

Obituary for Mary A. Lalicker Groff
Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 5
Mary Groff
  Mary A. Groff, 89, of Astoria, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born June 3, 1910, at Ipava, the daughter of Chancey and Annie (Forsythe) Lalicker.  She married George C. Groff Dec. 24, 1929, in Peoria.  He died Aug. 21, 1982.
  She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dale, five brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are one son, Phillips (wife Marilyn) Groff of Astoria; one daughter, Judy (husband Robert) Cleavinger of Astoria; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Raymond (wife Ruby) Lalicker of Florida, Eugene (wife Nelda) Lalicker of Dunlap; two half-sisters, Margie (husband Gerald) Gerard of Cuba and Beverly Lalicker of East Peoria.
  She was a member of Ipava Christian Church.
  She was employed at Astoria Fiber Steel Plant, worked for Dr. Bernard Campbell D.V.M., and last worked for the Astoria Coin Wash, retiring in 1992.
  Services were Tuesday, March 7, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.  The Rev. Collis Trone officiated.  Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Schuyler-Cass Hospice Association or the Astoria Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Augustus "August" Grosclaude
died: April 29, 1923
Rushville Times, May 3, 1923
August Grosclaude, Schuyler Pioneer, Died Sunday.
  The death of August Grosclaude, which occurred at his home in Camden, on Sunday, removed another of Schuyler's old pioneers whose entire life of almost eighty-four years had been spent in this county.
  He is survived by the wife of his youth, to whom he was married in Woodstock township, Oct. 31, 1861. August Grosclaude was a son of James F. and Elizabeth Grosclaude, who emigrated from France in the early thirties. He was born in Woodstock township July 16, 1840, and it was here he was married to Martha Edmonston, and up to the time they removed to Camden twelve years ago, they lived in Woodstock township or in the vicinity of Rushville. To this union were born five children:  Emery Harrison, Louise C., who died in infancy, Emma L. Spoonamore, of Golden, Allen A., of Wales, North Dakota, and Holly E. Lashbrook of Industry. Besides his aged wife and four children, he leaves sixteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. Grosclaude is the last of a family of nine children.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Borton, of Camden, were held from the late residence, Tuesday afternoon: interment in the Huntsville cemetery.
Death Certificate

Obituary for Catherine "Elizabeth" Elizabeth Jonte Grosclaude
Rushville Times, September 20, 1878
  Died on the 16th inst., at the residence of her husband Mrs. Elizabeth Grosclaude, wife of Mr. James F. Grosclaude, aged 72 years, 2 months. The deceased had a severe stroke of paralysis last winter, from which she partly recovered, but lately relapsed. Mrs. Grosclaude was a native of France and came to this country in 1833. She early professed her faith in Christ and united with the French Protestant Reformed Church and during her entire life was a humble and consistent Christian. Mr. Grosclaude must feel almost deserted, having lived happily with his wife for nearly 50 years, as he anticipated the golden wedding anniversary sometime this year. The sympathy of the many friends are extended to the sad husband, sorrowing children and bereaved relatives.

Obituary for Charles "Chris" Christian Grosclaude
Rushville Times, May 8, 1947
  Charles "Chris" Grosclaude, for many years a prominent farmer in the Sugar Grove community, passed away last Thursday in a Jacksonville hospital, following a long period of failing health. Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lawler Funeral home. Rev. Harry S. Crede officiated, and burial was in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery.
  C. C. Grosclaude, lifetime resident of south Schuyler, died Wednesday evening, April 30, having lived to the age of 76 years, 3 months and 8 days. He had been in failing health for the past six years, being a patient in several hospitals and nursing homes in this section of the country.
  His parents, Peter F. Grosclaude and Wilhelmina Fey Grosclaude, were pioneer residents in Woodstock Township where the family home on which he spent his entire life is located. In August, 1902, he brought to this home his bride, the former Elsie May Hetrick, and to this union was born one daughter, Wilhelmina Alice. Mr. Grosclaude was soon to lose the loving kindness and helpfulness of his first wife, and a few years after her death in 1909 he married Mrs. Julia Howell, who helped in the care of their young daughter. He was a man of sterling character, firm in his convictions, and true to his many friends. Mr. Grosclaude leaves to mourn his passing his daughter, Wilhelmina, her husband, Dwight K. Howell, and two grandchildren, Charles Frederick and Donna Jean Howell, a sister, Mrs. David Daron, of Pasadena, California, two nieces and many friends and neighbors.

Obituary for Charles Frederick Grosclaude
Rushville Times, January 19, 1922
  Charles F. Grosclaude, who died at the home of his niece, Mrs. D. {David} L. Daron, near Brighton, Col., on June 2nd, was one of the pioneers of Schuyler County, where he was born Oct. 30, 1833, a son of James F. and Catherine E. Grosclaude, who emigrated from France that same year. His brother, Augustus Grosclaude, of Camden is the last surviving member of this old Woodstock family.
  Mr. Grosclaude was not only a pioneer of Schuyler County, but was one of the early residents of Denver, Col., and at one time he owned the site of the present Denver stockyards. His real estate investments in that city, made at an early date, netted him a comfortable fortune, one site for a Denver school building selling for $20,000.
  The following sketch of his life is taken from a Denver, Col. paper:
  Charles F. Grosclaude was born Oct. 30, 1833 in Schuyler County, Ill., of French parentage, and died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Daron, south of Brighton, well known residents of Adams County, Jan. 2, 1922. He had made his home with Mrs. Daron, who was his niece, ever since the death of his wife in 1903. He is survived by one brother who lives in Camden, Ill and several nieces and nephews.
  Mr. Grosclaude married Susan Decker, sister of a woman who, with her husband and five children, were killed by Indians near Sand Creek, east of Denver, previous to Chivington's famous Indian raid. This marriage took place November 9, 1871, and afterwards, Mr. Grosclaude had the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Hungate and their children disinterred and buried at Fairmont beside a beautiful monument. He, with other relatives, came by ox team to Denver in 1864. Mr. Grosclaude, and his brothers engaged in mining and stock raising. The brothers mined near Breckenridge at a time when prices were far above those prevailing today in the mountains. They bought flour in Denver at $50 a sack, and hauled it to Breckenridge. Thinking they had plenty, they sold some, but to their regret, found they were short when spring came, and they paid $75 for half a sack. After mining at Breckenridge, he came back to Denver and took up homesteads on lands occupied by the present Union stockyards and the towns of Elyria and Swansea, including the Union Pacific shops.

another item:
  Mr. and Mrs. W. J. {William James} Thompson returned Monday from Colorado where they attended the funeral of C. F. Grosclaude. On their way home they visited with Edward and Henry Lawler of Sheridan, Mo., and Mrs. Thompson's sister, Mrs. Mary Angle, of Hiawatha, Kan.

Obituary for Elsie May Hetrick Grosclaude
  Mrs. Elsie May Grosclaude was born May 28, 1874; died March 24, 1909; aged 34 years, 8 months and 25 days.
  Deceased was the eldest daughter of  Dewitt and Alice Hetrick and was raised in Ripley Township. On August 19, 1902, she was married to Chris Grosclaude of Schuyler County. Her married life was a happy one, marked by her devotion to her husband and child.
  During her illness of four weeks her sister Pearl Hetrick, a trained nurse of Peoria, cared for her, but that dreaded disease, consumption, had developed. She was possessed of a beautiful Christian character and endeared herself to acquaintances, and her friends were many. Day by day her sorrowing husband and relatives watched the slender chords of life weaken and waste until at last the end came and the weary mother laid down to her eternal rest, cheered by a hope of glorious immortality.
  About sixteen years ago she became a member of the Christian Church at Hazel Dell and faithfully adhered to its teachings. Besides a sorrowing husband and a little daughter, Wilhelmina, in her sixth year, she leaves a father, three sisters and four brothers: Cora, William and Lewis of Tonkawa, Oklahoma, Charles of Sacramento, Neb., Pearl of Peoria, Illinois, Guy and Mrs. Logsdon of Brown County.
  Funeral services were held from the Christian Church at Mt. Sterling at one o'clock Saturday afternoon conducted by Rev. Stover of  Rushville. The remains were laid to rest in Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
  Note: Elsie and Chris Grosclaude lived in Woodstock Twp. throughout their marriage. This obit is from the Mt. Sterling paper. Reference isn't given. Gert Howell

Obituary for James Frederick Grosclaude
Rushville Times, October 4, 1878
An Old Citizen Gone
  On Monday evening last, Mr. James F. Grosclaude, an old and respected citizen departed this life at his residence in the 75th year of his age. He was down with chronic diarrhea when his wife died, which occurred two weeks previous. After her death, he became very despondent, refusing to take any medicine, and gradually grew worse until death came to his relief. Mr. Grosclaude was born in France in 1804 and came to this country 45 years ago, where he lived until the time of his death. He was an exemplary member of the Southern Methodist Church and was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He leaves seven children and a large circle of friends and relatives to mourn his death.

Obituary for Martha Edmonston Grosclaude
Rushville Times, June 5, 1924
  Martha Edmonston Grosclaude was born October 18, 1843 in Woodstock township, Schuyler county, Ill. and died at the home of her son, E. H. Grosclaude, near Huntsville, May 28, 1924; aged 80 years, 7 months and 10 days.
  Her early years were spent in Woodstock township and here she was married to Augustus Grosclaude, October 31, 1861. To this union were born three sons and two daughters, all growing to maturity save one, Louise Clinton, who died in infancy. She also leaves sixteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, and an aged sister, Mrs. Sarah Jane Ingles, to mourn her departure.
  She was a patient sufferer for about thirty years, and she was so frail that after the death of her husband she was taken into the homes of her children, where each tried to make her declining days comfortable and cheer her as best they could, which was little in return for the times she looked after them; the day or night never being too cold or too hot for her to minister unto them. And going home to eat with her, she couldn't take a bite until father and children were all waited upon. Even the last day before she took her bed, she wanted to assist with the housework.While she never joined a church, she said many times that "All that holds me up is my faith in God."  And the last year she has said many times, "I am ready to go."
  Death Certificate

Obituary for D. "Josephine" Josephine Busby Grove
Rushville Times, November 1, 2000, page 14A, page 6
Josephine Grove
  Mrs. D. Josephine Grove, 90, of Galesburg, a former Schuyler County resident, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at the Pinewood Healthcare Center in Monmouth.
  She was born May 16, 1910, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Joseph and Rosetta Jennings Busby.
  She is survived by two sons, Robert Grove of Marion, Iowa, and Gary Grove of rural Canton; one daughter, Rosemary Hinderliter of Canton; 18 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one son, James Grove; four brothers and eight sisters.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral [Home] in Macomb with Rev. Martin Janick officiating.  Burial was in the Christian Neck Cemetery in Schuyler County.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Charles William (Grove) Groves
unknown paper, May 1926
  Charles W.  Groves died Thursday, May 6th, at his home two and a half miles southwest of Bader, following an illness covering a period of about two years due to tuberculosis.  Deceased was aged 25 years, 8 months and 15 days.
  Mr. Groves was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Groves of near Astoria.  He was born in Browning township, Schuyler county, Illinois, August 21, 1900 and with his parents moved to their present home when six weeks of age, where he grew to manhood.  He attended the Sugar Grove school and was a man of good habits, cheerful disposition and was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends.
  He was united in marriage November 11th, 1920, to Isabelle Kolp, to them three children were born, tow dying in infancy.  Besides his wife, he is survived by his father and mother, and little daughter, Evelyn, three sisters and three brothers, namely: Mrs. Learnard Mitchell of Browning, Mrs. Will Schisler of Ipava, Earl Groves of Browning, Orlo Groves of Bushnell and Pearl and Diamond at home, also a host of other relatives and friends.
  Charles was baptizes and united with the church of the Brethren on April 29th, 1926, and passed to his full reward with full trust and faith in his Savior, leaving us to mourn, not as those say without hope.  I cannot say, I will not say that he is dead, he is just away with a smile on his face and a wave of his hand, he has wandered into a better land.
  Funeral services were held at the South Fulton church Sunday morning, conducted by A. H. Lind and C. A. Gruber, interment in the Cemetery nearby.
  Death Certificate

Death Notice for Frank Gruber
Rushville Times, November 16, 1961
Death of Cousin
  John H. Trone received word Sunday of the death of his cousin, Frank Gruber of Galesburg. Mr. Gruber passed away on Saturday.

Obituary for Allen Douglas Gustafson I
Rushville Times, June 7, 2000, page 13, column 4
Allen Gustatson
  Allen Douglas Gustafson, 82, of Rushville, died Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
  He was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Rock Island, the son of the late Charles William and Catherine Marguerite (Rode) Gustafson.  He married Esther Elizabeth Alexander on July 18, 1941.  She preceded him in death on August 29, 1967.
  Surviving are four sons, Robert (wife Georgia) of Ripley, Steven (wife Janell) of Beardstown, Michael (wife Jessie of Rushville, and James (wife Sheila) of Alton; four daughters, Ellen Brooks of Baylis, Judith Lisenbee (husband Bill) and Grace James (husband Carl), all of Rushville. and Margaret Dearing (husband Norman) of Chandlerville; one daughter-in-law, Barbara Gustafson of Beardstown; 38 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Gustafson of Rock Island; and three sisters, Florence Travis of Ripley, Dorothy Stewart of Indiana, and Esther McWhinnie of Michigan.
  He was preceded in death by two sons, Allen Gustafson, Jr., and Charlie Gustafson; two grandsons, Reed Allen Lisenbee and Robert Charles Brooks; one granddaughter, Donna Meharg; one great-grandson, Kaleb Brown; two brothers, Carl and Leslie; and two sisters, Mildred Murray and Grace Gilland
  He was a machinist at N.T.N, Bower in Macomb for 21 years, retiring Jan. 25. 1985.  He was a life member of the Rushville Moose Lodge 506.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Pastor Richard Young officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery. 
  Memorials may be given to the Ripley Cemetery.

Obituary for James L. Haare
Rushville Times, December 29, 1999, page 11, column 3
  James L. Haare, 74, of 507 West South Street, Astoria, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Astoria, the son of William H. and Blanche W. (Fry) Haare.
  He married Sherrill Hezlep on Feb. 28, 1954, in Lewistown. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Robert (wife Shelley) Haare of Astoria; two daughters, Mrs. Larry (Sherrill Ann) Phillips of Rushville and Mrs. Gale (Susan) Duckwiler of Summum; five grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and two brothers, Harold (Bud) W. Haare of Morrisonville and Aubrey W. Haare of Mesa, Ariz.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers.
  He was a farmer, retiring in 1962, and was a supervisor for Astoria Fibra-Steel, retiring in 1979.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Revs. Gary Sheets and Marian Stone will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Verna Imogene Walker Haber
Rushville Times, March 1997
  Beardstown - Verna Haber, 81, of Beardstown died Monday evening (March 3, 1997) at the home of her son in Springfield.  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home, 202 E. 8th St., Beardstown. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery, Rushville. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
  Mrs. Haber was born June 17, 1915, in Schuyler County, a daughter of William and Alta Morehead Walker. She married Thomas Haber. He died in 1964.
  Survivors include a son, John Lung of Springfield; two daughters, Betty Neff of Champaign, and Lois Rittenhouse of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters.
  Mrs. Haber attended Schuyler County schools. She previously worked for Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville and Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Sangamon County.
  Note: She married Everett Lung May 3, 1931.

Obituary for Jeremiah Haffner
Haffner
  Jeremiah Haffner was born in Augusta Co., Va., Sept. 22, 1844. He came with his parents to Astoria, Ill., in 1852, and made his home with them until he was twenty-four years of age.
  He was married to Priscilla C. Lutz Sept. 13, 1868. To them were born six children, three sons and three daughters. The children are all living except one daughter who died in infancy. The five children are all married and live near New Philadelphia, Ill., except the youngest daughter, who lives near Good Hope, Ill.
  He was converted at the age of sixteen years, and joined the U. B. church at Astoria, Ill. He lived a faithful christian life until the time of his death, Feb. 24, 1908. Aged 63 years, 5 months and 2 days.
  Those left to mourn are a wife, three sons, two daughter, nineteen grandchildren, three brothers and three sisters;  …… Louisiana …
  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 Charles "Springer" Calvin Hall
Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 2
Charles Calvin Hall
  Charles Calvin "Springer" Hall, 91, of Beardstown, died Thesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown.
  He was born Jan.18, 1909, in Springfield, the son of Calvin Hall and Alice Marie McMann-Hall.  He married Dorothy Allen in Beardstown on Aug.11, 1928.  She preceded him in death.
  He was also preceded in death by both parents, a son, Robert Allen Hall; a daughter, Marylin Charlene Hall; and two brothers, George Hall and Bill Hall.
  He is survived by three sons, Dale E. (wife Conda) Hall of Easton,  Larry  Lee  (wife Virginia) Hall of Bluff Springs, and Jerry Wayne (wife Shirley) Hall of Wascom, Texas; three daughters, JoAnn (husband Paul) Manuel,  Mary Lou Lawson and Carolyn June (husband Kenny) Knous, all of Beardstown; one sister Freeda Mae Ruppel of Mounds, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
  He served the United States of America in the army.  He was a self-employed painter in the Beardstown area until his retirement.
  Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb.24, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown.  Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery.
  The family has requested memorials to be made to the Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

Obituary for Dale Eugene Hall
Rushville Times, Wednesday, July 12, 2000, page 13, column 1
Dale Eugene Hall
  Dale Eugene Hall, 68, of Easton, formerly of Mapleton and Beardstown, died Monday, July 3, 2000, at St. John's Hospice in Springfield.
  He was born Nov. 20, 1931, in Beardstown to Charles Calvin Hall and Dorothy Marie Allen-Hall.  He married Marcella Davies-Smith in 1956, in Beardstown and later married Conda Shores-Jockisch on Jan. 29, 1983, in Easton.
  He is survived by his wife; two sons, Kenneth (wife Carol) Hall of Peoria and David Jockisch of San Jose; two daughters, Judy Hall (husband Alan) Graden of Pekin and Mary (husband Rod) Yetter of Havana; two brothers, Larry (wife Virginia) Hall of Bluff Springs, and Jerry (wife Shirley) Hall of Wascom, Texas; three sisters, JoAnn (husband Paul) Manuel, Mary Lou Lawson, and Carolyn (husband Kenny) Knous, all of Beardstown, and six grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Allen Hall; and a sister, Marilyn Charlene Hall.
  He was a member of the Easton United Methodist Church, American Legion (Jackson-King) Post 496, and UAW while working for Caterpillar Tractor Company.  Mr. Hall enlisted in the U.S. Army in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 27, 1952.  He was involved in the Korean Conflict during his enlistment, and he earned the Korean Service Ribbon with two bronze service stars, United Nations Service Medal, Merit Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, and received a Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.  He was honorably discharged as a corporal on Dec. 23, 1953.  He donated a lot of his time as a volunteer fire fighter for the Timber-Hollis Fire Department.
  Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown, with burial at Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Easton or the American Legion Post 496.

Obituary for Mary Ruth Phillips Hall
  Hall, Mary Ruth Phillips, daughter of Charles H. and Eliza Phillips, was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, on Oct. 6, 1907, and passed sway at the Marietta Phelps Hospital at Macomb, Ill. on Nov. 10, 1928, at the age of 27 years, 1 month, and 5 days.
  About three weeks ago Ruth took sick and gradually grew worse. All that her loving husband and relatives, and friends could do was done to relieve her suffering. But the Master's voice called her, leaving us to mourn her departing, but to rejoice that we had been allowed the friendship of such a woman.
  On Dec. 3, 1920, she united in marriage to Lloyd Hall of Colchester, Illinois.
  To this union two children were born, Duane Lloyd and Bettie Jean. Besides the grief stricken husband and her two small children, she leaves to mourn her departure the following relatives: her father and mother, her brother Fred Phillips, and her sister Mrs. Minnie Breeden, all of Macomb, Ill., also two little nephews, who were unusually found of their aunt Ruth.
  Ruth was a devoted wife and mother, trying always to render her love and care for her family, relatives and friends which will be keenly missed in the home.

Mrs. Kate Hall Death
Rushville Times, December 26, 1907
  Mrs. Kate Hall, an aged lady who resided with her daughter, Mrs. Hardin Crawford, north of Rushville, was found dead in her bed Thursday morning. She had been as well as usual on Christmas day and death was caused by heart trouble. Coroner Chipman of Brooklyn was notified and will hold an inquest today.

Obituary for Bessie Irene Jones Hamilton
Rushville Times, January 24, 2001, page 13, column 2
Bessie Hamilton
  Mrs. William J. (Bessie L) Hamilton, 77, of Morris, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, in her home.
  She was born May 19, 1923, in Rushville, the daughter of Cleve and Bernice Morris Jones.  Educated in Rushville schools, she graduated from Rushville High School.  She was employed with Sangamo Electric in Springfield during World War II.
  She married William J. Hamilton on March 6, 1955, at the First Presbyterian Church in Springfield.
  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Morris, an active church volunteer, and a member of the Grundy County Historical Society.
  Surviving are her husband, William J. Hamilton of Morris, two sons, John (Connie) Hamilton of Ransom, and Mark (Kim) Hamilton of Glendale Heights; one granddaughter; one step-granddaughter; two step-great-granddaughters; four sisters, Bernice Johns of Springfield, Irilla Vaughn of Morris, Elizabeth Vincent of Springfield, and Mary Gerdes of Rushville; one brother, Cleve "Bud" Jones Jr. of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Pearl, and three brothers, Dean, Morris and Paul.
  Funeral services will be Thursday, Jan. 25, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Morris with Rev. Robert Claus officiating.  Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery.  Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd.  Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church or Grundy Community Hospice.

Obituary for Dale C. Hamm
Rushville Times, February 7, 2001, page 13, column 2
  Dale C. Hamm, 84, of Bath, died Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2001, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  Born Aug. 27, 1916, in Bluff City to Petie and Maye Curless Hamm.  He married Betty Heckelbeck on Jan. 7, 1970, in Macomb. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Ronald and Donald, both of Peoria; two daughters, Carolyn Tarvin of Astoria and Marilyn Ford of Canton; one brother, Petie of Browning; two sisters, Glenna Hursh of Havana and Wanda Miller of Astoria; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  Four brothers preceded him in death.
  A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Havana Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6408.
  A carpenter and a brick mason, he had been a foreman for R.G. LeTourneau in Peoria. He also had owned and operated the Boat Tavern in Bath and had worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He was a 32nd degree Mason. An avid hunter and fisherman, he wrote the book, "The Last of the Market Hunters."
  Services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, The Rev. Jack Lawrence officiated. Burial was in Sheldon's Grove Cemetery near Browning.
  Memorials may be made to Lewistown Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Obituary for Dale Hammack
Rushville Times, June 13, 2001, page 13, column 4
Dale Hammack
  Dale Hammack, 70, of Astoria, died Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at his home.
  He was born April 9, 1931, in Fulton County, the son of Scott W. and Lela E. (Hampton) Hammack.
  He married Rosalind B. Everhart on Nov. 18, 1978, in Chandlerville.  She survives.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and Larry, one sister, Lucille, and one stepson, Tim Hollis.
  Also surviving are three sons, Marvin (wife Sue Ann) Hammack of Browning, David (wife Juanita) Hammack of Havana, and Raymond (wife Jackie) Hammack of Astoria; two stepsons, David (wife Irma) Otto of Girard and Cecil (wife Margie) Otto of Chandlerville; one step-daughter, Mrs. Rodney (Deloris) Bailey of Summum; 10 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren; 14 step great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Doyle Hammack of Havana; Donald (wife Ruby) Hammack of Ipava, and Douglas Hammack of Meredosia.
  He was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau.  He was a farmer and worked three years for Bader and Company in Vermont, four years at Dana Corporation in Havana, and the Mason County Drainage District for over 20 years.
  Services were held Saturday, June 9 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Cliff Parry officiating.  Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad.

Obituary for John P. Hammond
Rushville Times, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 3
John Hammond
  John P. Hammond, 66, of Rushville, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  He was born May 22, 1933, in Benton, the son of the late Reuben and Lula (Jones) Hammond.  He married Gayleen Melvin Thompson on July 2, 1970, in Rushvllle.  She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Susan Stickel (husband, Henry) of Benton and Mary Jane Chestnut (husband, Mike) of Springfield; one stepson, Marty Thompson (wife, Debbie) of Rushville; four grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Hammond (wife, Betty Lou) of Benton and Wayne Hammond (wife, Jane Ellen) of Las Vegas, Nev.; one sister, Betty Ann Moore of Metropolis; and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Van Dalsem.
  He was a mine inspector with the State of Illinois for 30 years, retiring Dec. 31, 1997.  He was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M., both in Benton.  He was also a member of the Illinois Mining Institute, Rushville Moose Lodge No. 506 and the Scripps Park Wednesday Night Men's Golf League.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial of the cremains will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.  Memorials may be given to the Leukemia Society of America or the St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Obituary for Hannah Wilson Dyson Hampton
Rushville Times, January 12, 1893
Dust To Dust
  Our aged and venerable mother, Mrs. Hannah Hampton, died at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 6, 1893. When she completed her 84th year in August last she was blessed with unusual vitality for one of her age, having enjoyed good health all her life. The machinery of life, however, began to relax its force and the holidays found her too weak to leave home. On Sunday previous to her death she was unable to leave her bed for the first time, gradually growing weaker until she closed her eyes in death.
  Her maiden name was Wilson; she was born near Oldham, Lancashire, England, August 8, 1808; was married to James Dyson in 1828, remaining near the old homestead until 1841, when the family embarked in a sailing vessel for America, accompanied by several relatives and friends. After being on the ocean  nine weeks they landed at New Orleans, reaching Rushville in the spring of 1841. A few months after arriving here our father died, the writer being the youngest of four boys left in the care of their mother. Three of them were present at the funeral, the eldest having died with yellow fever while a member of the army that invaded Mexico. As the wife of Thomas Hampton she was the mother of five children, only one of whom survives her - the daughter who cared for her during her illness.
  The deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church several years before that society disbanded, and while she formed no other church connection seldom failed to attend religious services on the Sabbath. A few days previous to her death she told her daughter she was ready to go to that home 'where there is rest for the weary.  Funeral services were held at the residence of her son-in-law, Nathan S. Montgomery, on Sunday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Dr. Musgrove of the Methodist Episcopal church, in the presence of a large number of people who had known her all their life.

Rushville Times, January 12, 1893
  Thomas Wilson, of Virginia, Thomas Dyson of Chandlerville, and William Wilson of Pleasant Plains, came over last Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hannah Hampton - brother, son and nephew, respectively, of the deceased. They returned home Monday.

Obituary for Edwin "Earl" Earl Haney
Entered into Rest
Earl Haney
  Earl Haney, born August 30, 1877, died March 29, 1945 at the age of 67 years. He married Fannie Montooth of Rushville, Illinois, February 17, 1897. To this union eight children were born.
  Mr. Haney was employed in the mercantile business for twelve years in Illinois. Coming to South Dakota in 1909, he settled in Hamlin County where he was engaged in farming for a number of years. He returned to Illinois in 1922, locating in Macomb where he was employed by an industrial concern. Since 1936, Mr. Haney lived in Hazel, South Dakota.
  In August 1937, he met with a serious accident - falling from a barn roof, causing him to become physically handicapped.
  He has been a faithful member of the Methodist Church since early in life. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Hazel church. Although unable to attend services the past seven years due to the affliction, he devoted listener to religious on the air from which he received much spiritual comfort, enabling him to endure the last hours of his illness without complaint and further prepared him to meet his Master. Mr. Haney was also a member of the Masonic lodge.
  He leaves to mourn his death, his wife; one daughter Mrs. Erma Seaford of Lincoln, Nebr.; five sons, John and Dean of Watertown, Robert of Hazel, George of Carmi, Illinois, who is now serving with the Army in the Phillipines; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Gamil of Hazel, Mrs. Bertha Brown and Mrs. Ross Toland of Illinois; three brothers, Lewis, Clyde and Willis Haney of Illinois and fourteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons.
  Pallbearers were the deceased's three brother of Illinois, Lewis, Clyde and Willis Haney, his brother-in-law Sam Gamil of Hazel, his nephew, George Montooth of Watertown and a cousin, Clyde Snyder of Huron South Dakota. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, South Dakota.

Obituary for Frances "Fannie" May Montooth Haney
October 15, 1953
Former Oakland Township Woman Dies In South Dakota
  Mrs. Fannie Montooth Haney, 84, widow of Earl Haney, passed away Sunday at the home of her son, John in Watertown, S. Dakota, where she had made her home in recent years.
  Funeral services were held in Watertown on Tuesday & interment in the city cemetery there.
  Fannie was one of 13 children born to George W. & Mary Jane Sloan Montooth in Oakland township. Following her marriage to Earl Haney she removed to Watertown, S. Dakota, where her husbands death occurred many years ago & also the death of her 2 sons, Robert & Samuel. Mrs. Haney is survived by the following children: Mrs. Irma Seaford of Lincoln, Neb., John & Dean of Watertown, S. D., George & Sloan both of Ill, one brother, Frank Montooth of Rushville, 4 sisters, Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Kate Phillips of Rushville, Mrs. Lizzie Welker of Pasadena Calif. & Mrs. Alice Garrison of Fremont, Mich. Besides her husband & 2 sons & her parents she was preceded in death by 3 brothers,, Edward, Warren & Walter, 4 sisters, Mrs. Mary Snyder, Mrs. Luella Frye, Mrs. Effie Ashwood, & Mrs. Grace Jones.

Infant Child of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Haney
  The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Haney, which was born last week, died on Saturday night. The funeral was from the ______ church on Sunday, conducted by Rev. Wilder. Interment was in the East Salem cemetery.

Obituary for Fraukea "Kate" Etje Herren Hapke
Rushville Times, December 29, 1999, Page 11, column 5
  Kate E. Hapke, 91, of Rushville, died Friday, Dec. 24, 1999, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Fraukea Etje Herren Aug. 16, 1908, in Pea Ridge Township, she was a daughter of Hinrich H. and Johanna Decker Herren. She married Victor E. Hapke Sept. 21, 1920. in Quincy. He preceded her in death May 3, 1989.
  She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton and for many years had been a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden.
  Survivors include a son, Marcellus Hapke of Rushville; a daughter, Wanda Leenerts of Clayton; a sister, Minnie Redenius of Golden; a brother, Albert Herren of Clayton; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Harm and John Herren; and a sister, Maggie Shepherd.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Clayton by Rev. Donald Busboom. Burial will be in Mt. Horeb Cemetery near Golden. Hunter Funeral Home in Golden is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Obituary for Eliza Rauhouser Hare
Obituary
  Died, at her home in Astoria, Tuesday, August 30, 1898, at 7:30 o'clock p.m., Mrs. Eliza Hare, wife of David Hare, aged sixty-four years, six months and twenty three days. The funeral was held at the Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock, conducted by Rev. Lugg of the M. Church and Rev. Littleton of the Christian Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Astoria cemetery.
  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 Frank Hare
The following Obituary was found in a Neodesha, KS newspaper, by Jacque Dean Linnebur:
  Frank Hare, 81, dies; Services held Tuesday
  Frank Hare, 81, died Sunday at the Memorial Hospital in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. He had been in ill health for 12 years. Frank Hare was born Feb. 27, 1894 at Neodesha and had lived in this vicinity all his life.
  He was married Aug. 13, 1914 at Fredonia to Rozella Duft. He had worked at the local refinery, worked as a driller, operated a saw mill, and had farmed since 1945.
  Mr. Hare is survived by his wife of the the home on Rt. 2; three daughters, Mrs. Addison (Letha) Berry, Hensdale Mont., Mrs. Dale (Lorene) Newton, Altoona, and Mrs. Darlene Ellis of the home; Three sons, Leonard Hare and Lawrence Hare, Neodesha, and Leroy Hare, Topeka; 19 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Stellene; one sister, Mary Clanton who died in 1929; and 8 brothers, Dock Willard, William, Henry, Samuel, Jake, Thomas, James, and Fred Hare.
  Funeral services ere held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home with the Rev. Jesse C Hicks officiating.  Interment was at Grandview Cemetery. (Sept. 15 1968)"
  From: Dick Hare <REHARE9@aol.com> & Jacque Dean Linnebur <lancel@midusa.net>

Obituary for Fred B. Hare
Obituary found in Neodesha, KS, newspaper by Jacque Linnebur:
Fred Hare, 66, Rural Altoona, dies on Monday
  Neodesha - Fred Hare, 66, Rural Rt. #2, Altoona, died at 9:15 am Monday, July 17 at St. Margaret's Mercy Hospital in Fredonia.
  Fred was born January 13, 1901 in Neodesha and was the son of John and Margaret (Snavely) Hare. In Nowata, Okla, on Nov. 17, 1922, he was married to Clara Pratt.
  Mr. Hare was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers, one sister and one son. He attened(sic) school at North Brown and worked as a pumper in the oil fields for A.W. Bailey until 1943 at which time he went into farming. He had been in farming up until his death.
  He was a member of the Christian Church in Altoona. Surviving are the widow, Clara, of the home, and a brother Frank Hare of Neodesha.
  Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Neodesha with the Rev. Kenneth Richards officiating. Burial will be in the Grand View Cemetery under the direction of the Davis Memorial Chapel.
  From: Dick Hare <REHARE9@aol.com> & Jacque Dean Linnebur <lancel@midusa.net>

Obituary for James Steven Hare
The following Obituary was found in a Neodesha, KS newspaper, by Jacque Dean Linnebur:
James Steven Hare dies following heart attack;
Funeral here Sunday.
  James S. Hare, 65, died yesterday at 2 PM at his rural home following a heart attack. He had been in poor health since 1958.
  James Steven Hare was born August 3, 1898, near Neodesha to John and Margaret (Snavely) Hare. On February 16, 1920, he was married in Independence to Miss Eunice Fender.
  Mr. Hare was farmer and oil field worker, retiring from work in the oil fields in 1945. He also worked at the Brickton Brick Plant for about 10 years. He had lived in the Neodesha vicinity all of his life.
  Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Eunice Hare of the home, one son, Lewis Hare, Neodesha; one grandson Jerry Hare (adopted); two brothers, Frank Hare, Neodesha; and Fred Hare, Altoona. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Mrs. Mary Clanton; five brothers; Henry, Thomas, Samuel, Jake and William; on step brother, Doc Williard. (Nov. 28, 1963)"
  From: Dick Hare <REHARE9@aol.com> & Jacque Dean Linnebur <lancel@midusa.net>

Obituary for Mary Strickland Hare
Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
Rites Held Wednesday for Mrs. Mary Hare, Macomb
  Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hare, 73 of rural Macomb were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's church. The Rev. Joseph Kelly officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Hare died Saturday morning at her home.
  She was born Jan. 9, 1891 in Macomb, the daughter of William and Sarah Ann Corner Strickland. She spent her entire life in and around Macomb. On  August 6, 1914 she was married to J. A. Hare. He died in 1958. She was a member of the Catholic church.
  Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Charles Icenogle of Macomb, Mrs. Ed Lewis of Beardstown, John Hare of  Fargo, N. D., Jack Hare of Madison, Wis., Mrs. Bill Rexroat of Colchester, Mrs. Martha Yerkes of Tucson, Ariz., Jim Hare of Abingdon, Lee Hare of Madison, and Mrs. Dennis Peitzmeier of Macomb; a brother, William Strickland of Quincy; and three sisters, Mrs. Chester Jennings of Macomb, Mrs. Annie Street of Rushville, and Mrs. Vera Blodgett of Greeley, Colo. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Obituary for Samuel Loren Hare
The following Obituary was found in a Neodesha, KS newspaper, by Jacque Dean Linnebur:
Samuel Hare found dead in bed Sunday.
  Funeral services for Samuel Hare, who was found dead in bed Sunday, August 2 were held yesterday morning at the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home. Mr. Hare had been in failing health for the past eight years and coronary occlusion was listed as the cause of death. The Rev. Frank W. Sprague was in charge of the services and burial was in Grandview Cemetery.
  The deceased was born February 14, 1888 in Neodesha and was 65 years, five months and eighteen days of age at the time of his death. He was married August 6, 1908 in Fredonia to Miss Anna Yahne who survives him. He had lived his entire life span in Kansas and had farmed all of his life.
  He was the son of John Hare, born in Baltimore, MD and Margaret Snavely Hare, born in Virginia. Both preceded him in death. He attended the Christian Church.
  Besides his wife he is survived by a son, Roy Hare, rural Cherryvale and a daughter, Mrs. W. E. Hixon, Wichita; five grandchildren, Donald Hixon, Wichita and Shirley Ann, Melvin, James and Samuel Loren Hare of Cherryvale; seven brothers, William Hare, Bartlesville, OK; Henry Hare, Elk City; Jacob Hare, Jenkins, MO; Thomas, Frank and James Hare all of Neodesha and Fred Hare, Altoona.
  Two sons, Walter and Loren Samuel and a 1/2 brother, Dock Willard and a Sister, Mary Clanton, preceded him in death. (Nov. 1953).
  From: Dick Hare <REHARE9@aol.com> & Jacque Dean Linnebur <lancel@midusa.net>

Obituary for Thomas Blakely Hare
The following Obituary was found in a Neodesha, KS newspaper, by Jacque Dean Linnebur:
Tom Hare died here Sunday.
  Thomas Blakely Hare died Sunday evening at 6:35 at the Wilson County Hospital following an illness of three weeks. He had been in poor health for some time. The cause of death was listed as heart trouble.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 in the Loran Fawcett Funeral Home with Rev. Frank W. Sprague in charge of the services. Interment was at Grandview Cemetery. He was 57 years of age. Mr. Hare was born December 14, 1895 at Neodesha and on November 26, 1915, he married Miss Gladys E. Duft, in Independence. He had lived in or near Neodesha all his life. Mr. Hare's wife, Mrs. Gladys E Hare of the home, survives his death.
  Surviving children are: Mrs. Frank Johnson, Cherryvale; PFC Donald L Hare of the home, and two grandchildren, Kenneth and Frances Reynolds, Cherryvale. Surviving brothers are William Hare, Bartlesville, OK; Henry Hare, Elk City; Jake Hare, Jenkins, MO; Frank Hare and James Hare, Neodesha and Fred Hare, Altoona. Mr. Hare attended the Christian Church and he had worked for A.W. Bailey and Sons for 37 years in the oil business. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Mike Clanton, and one brother, Samuel Hare. (Nov. 8, 1953)
  From: Dick Hare <REHARE9@aol.com> & Jacque Dean Linnebur <lancel@midusa.net>

Obituary for William "Henry" Henry Harris
Rushville Times, November 1, 1945
Former Browning Resident Died Tuesday, Oct. 16
  Henry Harris, 60, former resident of Browning township, and for many years employed as a button cutter in Beardstown, died October 16 at the Oak Lawn sanatorium in Jacksonville.
  Funeral services were  held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Browning, with interment in the Browning cemetery.
  Mr. Harris is survived by one son, Elmo Harris of Oakland, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Pete Tweedell of Beardstown, and one brother, John Harris, also of Beardstown.
 Note: He was born 1885 Browning township, Schuyler County, Illinois, died October 16, 1945, the son of James W. Harris and Mahulda "Hulda" Gorsage and married to Mae Hill.

Obituary for Minerva Ann Bushnell Harris
Obituary
  Minerva Ann Bushnell was born November 3, 1842. She was married March 17, 1861, to William H. Harris. To them were born nine children, five boys and four girls. Her husband and five children are left to mourn her departure. Three sons and one daughter have died. She died July 8, 1900, at 11:30 p.m., aged 57 years, 8 months and 5 days. She has been an invalid for a long time and has suffered patiently, and now we have every reason to hope that she has entered upon the enjoyment of a better life. A kind and indulgent mother, a loving wife and a good neighbor has gone to rest. We all join in our sympathy with the family and say to them that while they will meet her here they will know that she is out of the reach of sorrow and pain and safe with Him who doeth all things well. Let us hope that with her we may all "Soon be at Rest over there."
  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 Mary Elizabeth Menely Hartman, died February 8, 1985
Rushville Times, February 13, 1985
  Services for Mary Hartman, 73, of Rushville, who died last Friday morning at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Michael Orsted conducted services. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
  She was born June 25, 1911, in Rushville, the daughter of Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely. She married Bert W. Hartman in Rushville Aug. 29, 1930. He died Jan. 10, 1981.
  She is survived by one son, Neal of Rushville; two brothers, Harry Menely of Berwick, and Floyd Menely of Beardstown; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline White, Mrs. Virginia Cady and Mrs. Mildred Ford, all of Rushville; four granddaughters; and three great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
  She was a member of the first United Presbyterian Church in Rushville and Rushville Business and Professional Women's Club.

Obituary for Victor E. Haschemeyer
Rushville Times, Jan. 26, 2000, page 13, column 5
Victor Haschemeyer
  Victor E. Haschemeyer, 43, of Clayton, died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2000, in his home.
  He was born April 24, 1956, in Carthage, a son of Earl and Marilyn Hippen Haschemeyer.  He married Janice Templeton on July 5, 1980, in the First United Presbyterian Church in Pinkneyville.  She survives.
  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden.  He was a graduate of Central High School in Camp Point and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.  He was a lender for the USDA in Mt. Sterling, had farmed near Golden and was an EMT for 3-Adam-19 ambulance.  He was a member of the Adams County Sportsman's Club.
  Survivors include two daughters, Nicole Marie Haschemeyer and Jacquelyn Diane Haschemeyer, both at home; his parents, Earl and Marilyn Haschemeyer of Clayton; two sisters, Karen Minnette of Coco Beach, Fla., and Diane Haschemeyer-Lucas of Town and Country, Mo.
  Services were held Saturday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden with the Rev. Phil Tobin and Rev. Donald Busboom officiating.  Hunter Funeral Home in Golden was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may still be made to his children's education fund or Central High School FFA.

Obituary for Charland "Char" J. Hawkins
Rushville Times, Jan. 26, 2000, page 13, column 3
Charland Hawkins
  Charland J. "Char" Hawkins, 80, of Mt. Sterling, died Jan. 23, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.  He was born March 13, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Albert and Carrie Gedder Hawkins.
  He married Louise Conaway on Nov. 24, 1951, in Peoria.  She survives.  Mr. Hawkins, along with his wife, owned and operated the Land of Lincoln Motel and Char's Restaurant in Mt. Sterling for many years.  He had also worked as a traveling salesman for Brower Manufacturing Company in Quincy.
Mr. Hawkins graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minn., and was a member of Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Temple Lodge #46 A.F. & A.M. in Peoria.
  Survivors include his wife of Mt. Sterling; three children, Clifford Bouchez (wife Claudia) of Ossian, Ind., Jeff Hawkins (wife Teresa) of Mt. Sterling, and Sharon Mann (husband Richard) of Frederick; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Julie Allison officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
  Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. on Wednesday with the family meeting friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.  Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.

Obituary for Frances E. Hawkins
Rushville Times, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 5
Frances Hawkins
  Frances E. Hawkins was born Oct. 16, 1899, and died Dec. 16, 1999, in Seal Beach, Calif.
  She was born in Lima, Ohio. She graduated from the Casper, Wyo. Business College and taught shorthand and typing in that college several years.
She married Harry C. Hawkins Feb. 22, 1922. He was a native of Huntsville Township. He managed several J.C. Penney stores in Utah and Wyoming. He preceded her in death Sept. 9, 1963.
  Cremation rites were accorded in California. Her cremains were buried at the Rushville City Cemetery Jan. 14, 2000. She was survived by a cousin, nieces and nephews. She was an aunt of Esther Abbott of Littleton.

Obituary for James "Jim" E. Heath
Jim Heath
  James E. Heath , 77, of Kirksville, Missouri, died Tuesday (December 12, 2000) at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.
  The son of Lester and Ruby (Bridges) Heath, he was born November 6, 1923 in Elwood, Missouri.  On January 21, 1956 he married Mary Jean Homer and two children were born to the union.
  He is survived by one son, Mike Heath and his wife Barb of Keizer, Oregon; one daughter, LaNita Heath of Kirksville, Missouri; one brother, Bill Heath and wife Roseanne of Topeka, Kansas; one sister, Jimmi Kay Rone and husband Steve of Fairplay, Missouri; and six grandchildren, Stephene, Sara Shaun, D.J., Jonathan and Ryan.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, and two sisters.
  Jim was raised in Stockton, Missouri and attended public school.  After his education he moved to Illinois, where he worked for several years as a truck driver.  Moving back to Missouri in the early 60's, he opened a plumbing shop in Queen City.  In the late 60's he moved south of Kirksville and owned and operated the Triple-J Tavern.  In 98 he moved to Novinger and worked for the Special Road District as a truck driver. He later worked for the “Green Thumb” construction program until his retirement.
  He was a member of the Eagles Lodge of Moberly, Missouri.
  Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Friday (December 15, 2000) at Fohn Funeral Home.  Reverend Virgil Jones will officiate, with musical selections "Amazing Grace","Wide Open Spaces" and "Daddy's Hands".  Burial will be in Greencastle Cemetery.
  Pallbearers will be Bill Charles, Dough Spencer, Dennis Jones, Jim Bullock,
  Visitation will be after noon Thursday, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Fohn Funeral Home.

Obituary of Marjorie M. Robertson Heaton
Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 18, 2001, page 13, column 5
Marjorie Heaton
  Marjorie M. Heaton, 78, of Lewistown, formerly of Ipava, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at the Prairie View Care Center in Lewistown.
  She was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Smithfield, the daughter of John Albert and Lorena (Keime) Robertson.
  She married Dale S. Heaton Dec. 26, 1946, in Virginia.  He died on Jan. 14, 1978.
  Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Howard (Edna) Stephenson of Bishop Hill, one niece, and one nephew.
  She was a member of Ipava Christian Church and was a homemaker.
  Services were Monday, April 16, 2001, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating.
  Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Ipava Christian Church.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of services.

Obituary for Otis Heaton
Rushville Times, December 3, 1964
Recieves Word on Death of Otis Heaton,  Nov. 27
  Mrs. Clarence Grafton of Rushville received a telephone call on Friday stating the death of her brother, Otis Heaton following a months illness at a hospital in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was born March 22, 1886, in Schuyler county, the second child of William and Elizabeth Heaton. He married Lillian Pence of South Dakota on June 2, 1917 and to this union were born four children, Angeline, Mabel, Sylvia, and Wesley, who with the widow, 11 grandchildren and six great grandchildren survive.

Obituary for Baltzer (Bolser Hefner) Haffner
Bolser Hefner
  Died, at his home in Weimar, Colorado county, Texas, of inanition, Mr. Bolser Hefner, in the seventieth year of his age. The subject of the above notice was a native of Virginian, born in that state June 15, 1825, died Colorado county, Texas, December 1, 1894. He came to Texas when young and settles in Fayette county where he married Miss Cynthia D. Slack, who now survives him. Mr. Hefner leaves his wife and a large number of children to mourn his loss. Truly a good man is gone. He was, and had been for many years, a consistent member of the ???mberland Presbyterian church - which is ??? highest type of humanity. The ??? community has sustained a ?? loss, and recognize the fact that ???ce in society will be hard to fill. ???ed was a Kind and affectionate ??? a devoted father and a gener?? {generous} charitable neighbor. Too ??? not be said in kind words, in ?? this good man.
  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: His name is Baltzer Haffner, son of Jacob Haffner and Susannah Lutz and is buried in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois. They were married September 09, 1855 Fayette County, Texas.  Cynthia is the daughter of Thomas Slack, born December 08, 1838 Atlanta, Georgia and died June 25, 1916 Weimer, Colorado County, Texas.

Obituary for Ira E. Hendee
Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 1
  Ira E. Hendee, 85, of Table Grove, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Astoria Health Care Center.
  He was born June 24, 1914, in Marietta, the son of Marion H. and Rachel (Imel) Hendee.
  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriet Johnson and Ruth White Hensley.
  Surviving are three nephews and three nieces.
  He was a livestock farmer.
  Services were Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Marietta with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

Obituary for Timothy L. Hendee
Rushville Times, January 3, 2001, page 13, column 3
Timothy Hendee
  Timothy L Hendee, 34, of rural Browning, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at his home.
  He was born Nov. 20, 1966, in Canton, the son of Lee and Bonnie (Steele) Hendee.  He married Konnie Stambaugh on March 14, 1991, in Lewistown.
  He was survived by his parents of Hager City, Wisc.; one son, Detrick Lee Hendee, at home; one daughter, Abbie Dawn Hendee, at home; one sister, Mrs. Mike (Tammy) Nelson of Red Wing, Minn.
  He was a member of Astoria Christian Church and a former member of the Astoria Fire Department.  He was employed as a lieutenant prison guard at the Illinois River Correction Center in Canton for the last 11 years.
  Services were Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2001, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, with the Rev. Gary Sheets officiating.  Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.  Memorials for his children may be made in care of the Ipava State Bank.

Obituary for Willis M. Hendee
Rushville Times, Oct. 6, 1999, page 15, column 2
Willis Hendee
  Willis M. Hendee, 92, of Astoria died Wednesday; Sept. 29, 1999, at Astoria Healthcare Center.
  Born July 31, 1907, in Lewistown to Melvin and Bessie Smith Hendee, he married Emaline Johnson in 1940 in Canton.  She died in 1957.
  He married Edith Ford in 1959 in Smithfield.  She died in 1979.
  He later married Velma Rouse in 1980 in Pennville, Mo.  She died in 1992.
  He also was preceded in death by one great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers.
  Surviving are two sons, Lee (wife Bonnie) of Hager City, Wisc. and Lyle (wife Diane) of Lemons, Mo.  10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Leladel Davis of Canton and Luwella Millard of Morton.
  A farmer, he also was employed at Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Co. in Bushnell, retiring in 1972.
  He was a member of Berean Christian Church in Ipava.
  Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta.  Gary Sheets officiated.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Astoria Healthcare Center.

Obituary for John Delbert Henderson
Rushville Times, September 3, 1914
  John Delbert Henderson, only son of William and Myrtle Henderson, was born in Peoria Aug. 19, 1910. He removed with his parents to Frederick Aug. 21, 1913, where he departed this life Aug. 27, at the age of 4 years and 8 days. His sickness was of very short duration, having been stricken only five days before with membranous croup. All that loving hands could do were of no avail. The little fellow will be greatly missed in the home, in the Sunday school where he was a regular attendant and among his playmates. His kind disposition and gentle manners won for him many friends.
  He leaves to mourn his loss besides his parents three sisters, Mildred, Nellie and Mabel; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Henderson of Peoria and Mr. and Mrs. John Carpenter of this place, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were conducted at the Christian church Friday afternoon by Elder G. W. Morton of Beardstown. Interment in the Messerer cemetery.
  The following relatives and friends from out of town were in attendence at the funeral: Mrs. Harvey Blodgett and child of Havana, Mr. and Mrs W. J. Watt and children of Aurora, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Henderson and Miss Stella Henderson of Peoria, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Haley and Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Foote of Springfield.
  We desire to express to our friends and neighbors our heartfelt thanks for their kindness shown us during the sickness and death of our loved one. Mr. and Mrs. Will Henderson.

Obituary for Silas D. Henderson
  Silas D. Henderson was born in Smith Co., Tennessee; and died at Bader, Ill., March 30, 1891, aged 62 years and 22 days. In the winter of 1871-2, at a meeting held in Astoria, he was converted to God, and joined the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, and remained a member until death. He said before dying that he was ready to die, and arranged for his funeral. He was a soldier in the Union army in the late rebellion. He enlisted in Company H, 85th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was not only a brave soldier in the army of the Lord. A companion, children, relatives, and many friends mourn their loss.  E. H. Shuey

Obituary for Velma "Sis" Dyche Hendricker
Rushville Times, January 30, 2002, page 13, column 1
Velma "Sis" Hendricker
  Velma "Sis" Hendricker, 81, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born July 12, 1920, in Cass County, the daughter of Howard and Ethel Jockisch Dyche.  She married Albert Rudolph Hendricker on May 5, 1943, in Beardstown.  He survives.
  Mrs. Hendricker was a homemaker and also assisted her husband with the operation of the family farm.
  She attended Cass County schools.  Mrs. Hendricker was a devoted member of the Bethel Church of the Nazarene south of Bluff Springs, where she enjoyed assisting with the children's program.
  She was a former member of the Edgewood Home Bureau and always enjoyed spending time with and cooking for her family and friends, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Survivors include her husband of Beardstown; two children, Dorothy Hetrick (husband Bill) of Timewell and Kallie Hendricker (wife Susan) of Mt. Sterling; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Everett and Norman "Shorty" Dyche.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, at Bethel Church of the Nazarene south of Bluff Springs with Rev. Carol Techau and Rev. Joe Techau officiating.  Burial will be in the Jockisch Cemetery south of Bluff Springs.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.  Friends may also call one hour prior to services on Thursday at the church.
  Memorials are suggested to Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Compassionate Ministries through the Bethel Church of the Nazarene.

Obituary for Mary L. Carman Hendrickson
Rushville Times, August 9, 2000, page 11, column 2
Mary Hendrickson
  Mary L. Hendrickson, 88, of Springfield, died Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2000, at her home.
  She was born in Rushville to Robert and Etta (Asbell) Carman.
  She is survived by two sons, Fred Hendrickson of Springfield and Jack Hendrickson of Waco, Texas; one daughter, Carmen Minge of Paris; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the Rev. Fred Hendrickson; one son, Thomas; and one daughter Carol.
  She was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
  Services were held Tuesday at the First Assembly of God Church in Spingfield, with Rev. Robert Needham officiating.
  Graveside services were Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Obituary for James William Henninger
Rushville Times, May 3, 2000, page 17, column 2
James Henninger
  James W. Henninger, 72, of Rushville, died Thursday, April 27, 2000, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.
  He was born Dec. 19, 1927, in Rushville, the son of Jesse Alfred "Fred" and Edith (Long) Henninger.  He married Lois Tomlinson on Oct. 11, 1952, in Rushville.  She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Rushville; one son, Joe Henninger (wife Cindy) of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Tim (Amy) Milligan of Alta Loma, Calif.; two grandsons; and two brothers, Andrew (wife Shirley) of Macomb, and Fredric (wife Sherry) of Rushville.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, John, and a sister, Patsy Lynn.
  An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was a farmer.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, Schuyler American Legion Post 4, and the VFW.
  Funeral services were Monday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in Palm Cemetery west of Rushville with military graveside rites by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Rushville Fire Department's Thermal Imager Fund.

Obituary for Cecil W. Herche
Rushville Times, February 14, 2001, page 13, column 2
Cecil W. Herche
  Cecil W. Herche, 71, of Rushville, died Feb. 7, 2001, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born May 18, 1929, in Schuyler County, to the late Lewis and Emma E. O'Neal Herche.  He married Beverly Burns Sept. 3, 1950, in Rushville.  She died April 17, 1995.  He later married Dorcas Pickinpaugh Corman June 26, 1999, in Rushville.
  She survives, along with three children, Robert Herche (wife Linda) of Rushville, Ann Herche of St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Roger Herche (wife Diane) of Springfield; two grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Sarah (Ted) Rust of Rushville; one step-granddaughter; and one brother, Lee Herche (wife Betty) of Rushville.
  He was an army veteran of the Korean War.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and was treasurer of the memorial fund for the church.  He also was a member of the Rushville Rotary Club and served on the Schuyler County Ag-Day committee.  He was a former member of the Grace United Methodist Church of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Kiwanis Club.
  He farmed after his discharge from the army and then was the county manager for the Peoria County Farm Bureau.  He then managed Exposition Gardens in Peoria; worked for Illinois Contract Marketing Association in Bloomington and was county manager for the Cass-Morgan Farm Bureau, retiring in 1994.
  Cremation has been accorded with burial in the Rushville City Cemetery.  A memorial service was held Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may he given to Schuyler Ambulance Service or the First United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Sarah Jane Dodds Herron
Rushville Times, November 30, 1945
Mrs. Thomas W. Herron
  Sarah Jane Dodds, youngest daughter of Samuel and Margaret Wilson Dodds, was born in Bainbridge township, Schuyler county, February 9, 1869, and died at her home in Rushville, October 30, 1945, aged 76 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was of a family of seven children, three brothers, William J., Thomas, and Samuel, and three sisters, Martha, Mary E., and Lizzie, all of whom preceded her in death, except Mary E. Drawve of Pleasant View.
  She was united in marriage to Thomas W. Herron, March 24, 1892, who preceded her in death December 29, 1934. To this union was born one daughter, Lottie, who was in constant care of her mother with the utmost devotion that could possibly be given her.
  When quite young, Mrs. Herron professed faith in her Master, and joined the Methodist church at Mt. Carmel under the ministry of Rev. O. T. Rodgers, and was ever a faithful member of the church.  When "Aunt Sade" and Lottie moved to Rushville the last time, in 1942, they moved their membership to the First Methodist church in Rushville, and attended as long as her health permitted.
  Funeral services were held Thursday, November 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rushville Methodist church, conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede.

Obituary for Effie O'Neal Hess
Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
In Memoriam - Mrs. Effie (O'Neal) Hess
  Mrs. Effie (O'Neal) Hess was born  April 23, 1877 to Henry O'Neal and Martha (Eckroy) O'Neal on their farm in Woodstock township. Here it was that she grew to young womanhood. Among her many memories of her early life was her acceptance of Christ as personal saviour at the Bethel church under the pastor, O. T. Rogers. Previous to her death, she was a member of the Ripley Church of God.
  On October 23, 1903, she was married to Charles A. Hess. To them were born two sons, Herschel H. and Robert A. After the death of her husband on August 26, 1935, Mrs. Hess spent four years with her sister, Mrs. George Illman. Then in October, 1939 she went to live with Mrs. Emma Taylor, as housekeeper and companion until her death in October 1948. Then she went to the home of Mrs. Pearl Gordon and spent several years.
  In later years she spent much time with her granddaughter, Mrs. Virginia Brown and family. About eight months ago her health failed, and she then spent time at the nursing home and hospital where she passed away December 12 at the age of 87 years and eight months. She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Herschel of Tempe, Arizona; three grandchildren, Rosalee Huffman of Arizona, Virginia Brown of Rushville, and Charles L. Hess of St. Louis; and four great grandchildren, Mrs. Carol Laubmeier, Donald Schieferdecker, and Roger and Bonnie Brown. One brother, Clyde, also survives.
  Preceding her in death were her husband; one son, Robert A.; three sisters, Eunice Kuhn, Maggie Crone, and Ina Illman; and one brother, William O'Neal.
  Of a beautiful personality - to know Effie was to love her. It can be truthfully said that in number of friends were limited only by the extent of her acquaintances.  Being of a home-loving nature, Effie found her greatest joy in working and planning for her home and her loved ones. Of such, Soloman says in Proverbs 31:31,  "Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her work praise her in the gates."
  Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Roby Funeral Chapel in charge of Rev. Delmar Smith, assisted by Rev. John Hearp of Ripley. Entombment was in the Rushville mausoleum.

Obituary for Fern Hughes Hess
June 1, 1988
Services Held for Fern Hess
  Fern H. Hess, 89, of Rushville, died at 8:03 p. m., Thursday, May 26 at his home.
  Services were held Sunday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard Herath officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church.
  Born March 10, 1899, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, to George H. and Mary Hughes Hess, he married Jennie Park Sept. 4, 1937, in Keokuk, Iowa.
  Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Emanuel (Jane) Voepel of Quincy; three grandchildren; one brother, Rolland of Rushville; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Olive Creal of Herrin. Six brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  A lifelong farmer in Schuyler County until his retirement in 1978, he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.




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