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Alexander "Alex" Lenover Death
died: September 2, 1913
Rushville Times, September 4, 1913
  Alex Lenover, an old resident of Pleasant View died Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon.
  submitted by: "Tammy Matthews" <tamlma@cityscape.net>
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Obituary for Benjamin "Alec" Alexander Lenover
Rushville Times, May 22, 1952
Benjamin Lenover Died Thursday At Age Of 84
  Benjamin A. Lenover, 84, died Thursday evening, May 15, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kost funeral home with Rev. J.A. Mason officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Benjamin Alec Lenover, son of Alec and Caroline (Depuy) Lenover, was born in Rushville township on June 30, 1867 and departed this life on May 15, 1952 at the Culbertson Memorial hospital at the age of 84 years, 10 months, and 15 days.
  He grew to manhood on a farm in Bainbridge township and on April 14, 1891 was united in marriage to Rose Ann Ward. To this union were born five children: Mrs. Mabel Chord, of Kewanee, Mrs. Lewis Lawler of Rushville, Ross Lenover of Rushville, Henry Lenover of Monmouth, and Herman died in infancy.
  He was preceded in death by his wife who passsed away on Dec. 2, 1949 after 58 years of wedded life. Four sisters also preceded him in death.
  He is survived by the four children, 16 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Callie Smedley of Pleasant View.
  As a young man he united with the Methodist church of Pleasant View where he remained a member thruout his life.
  Mr. Lenover engaged in farming in Bainbridge township, thruout the active years of his life. In his reclining years he received much pleasure in recalling early friendships in his community.
  From: "Tammy Matthews" <tamlma@cityscape.net>

Obituary for Henry "Junior" Alexander Lenover II
Rushville Times, July 27, 1950
Henry Lenover, 27 passed Away Saturday Morning
  Henry Lenover, Jr., 27, died Saturday morning at the home of his sister, Mrs. Anita Hale in this city. Funeral servies were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Perry-Voorhees funeral home with the Rev. Lottie Morrow of Beardstown, officiating. Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Henry Junior, oldest son of Henry and Hazel Carroll Lenover was born August 27, 1923 near Rushville and passed away at the home of his sister, Anita Hale, on July 22, 1950. On June 20, 1949 he was joined in marriage to Delorse Knous at Rushville. This happy young couple became the parents of a son on June 28, 1950, and their life and home seemed complete. Early this past spring, Junior as he was known to everyone, was taken ill and spent a week in the hospital and after two weeks when his doctor and family knew his condition was worse and wishing to return home he was moved to the home of his sister where everything was done by loving hands to ease his last days, and where he passed away at 5:50 Saturday morning at the age of 27 years, 10 months and 25 days. He bore this suffering with the greatest of patience and always had a smile and thanks for each and everyone who helped to comfort him.
  During his illness he expressed his belief in God and asked his family to pray for him as he was ready to meet his Master and loved ones who had passed on before. He was preceded in death by grandparents, nephews and his mother on February 26, 1936 when he was a small boy which brought him a never ending sorrow.
  He leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife and small son, Stanley Leroy, his father, grandfather and the following brothers and sisters: Anita Hale of Rushville, Margarite Cole of Monmouth, Ruby Sipes of Ray, Erma Newingham of Mt. Sterling, Rosella Bland of Pana, Carroll Eugene and Donald of Mt. Sterling, also a half-brother, Benny, of Clayton. Also several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, many cousins and a host of other relatives and friends.

Joseph Lenover death
Rushville Times, July 27, 1923
  Funeral services for Joseph Lenover were held in Decatur {Macon County, IL} Thursday. Mr. Lenover was once a resident of Bainbridge township. He was a brother of the late Alexander Lenover, a civil war veteran and past ninty years of age. Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Smedley attended the funeral.

Obituary for Joshua Benton Lerch
Rushville Times, September 30, 1998
Joshua Lerch
  Joshua Benton Lerch, stillborn infant son of Charles and Melissa McGowan Lerch, died at 11:08 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, in Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Survivors include the parents, Charles and Melissa Lerch of Rushville; maternal grandparents, Don and Dorothy McGowan of Camden; paternal grandparents, Don and Char Lerch of Rushville; maternal great-grandparents, Benton Burton of Mt. Sterling and Callie Rose McGowan of Crocker, MO and paternal great-grandparents, Florence Ethridge of Beardstown, and Margaret Lerch of Rushville. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, paternal grandfathers and infant sister, Holly Noel Lerch. Grave side services were held Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, in Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, with Rev. Henry Nash officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Magaret R. Bradbury Livingston Lerch
Rushville Times, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 2
Margaret R. Lerch
  Margaret R. Lerch, 91, of Rushville, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born Oct. 29, 1908, in Rushville to the late Walter and Mary L. VanOrder Bradbury.  She married Marion Lerch Oct. 16, 1930, in Virginia.  He died Dec. 17, 1974.
  Surviving are two daughters, Betty Sheppard (husband Ron) of Rushville and Joan Stull (husband Steve) of Raritan; five sons, Robert Livingston (wife Brenda) of Ripley, Marion "Bert" Lerch (wife Karen) of Beardstown, William Carl Lerch (wife Donna) of Cuba, Don Lerch (wife Char) of Rushville, and Jack Lerch (wife Mary) of Rushville; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Livingston of Astoria, and Donna Lerch of Rushville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Margaret Lerch; two sons, Walter Livingston and Larry Joe Lerch; four sisters, Edith Mary Knowles, Grace Lorena Menely, Frances Emmaline Poole and Lorinda Caroline Rebman; four brothers, James Walter Bradbury, William Edward Bradbury, Robert Alfred Bradbury and Marshall H. VanOrder.
  She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville.  She worked for Mickleberry Packing Co., Hills Nursing Home and at several Rushville area restaurants before retiring.
  Funeral services were held Monday, March 13 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
  Note:  She was first married to Clarence Oral Livingston.

Obituary for Ida Leslie
Evening Democrat, April 16, 1884
Leslie
  At Bader's, Ills, Monday, April 8th, at 11:30 a.m., Ida daughter of Mrs. Wm. Leslie, aged 19 years.  The remains were brought to this city and the funeral was held at the home of her mother, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Another, whose disease was consumption (defined by modern dictionaries as tuberculosis), a bright young girl, stricken down in the morning of life. Verily the ways of Him who doeth all things well are past finding out.
 Note: Ida is the half sister of Lusetta Sarah Saucer Bader, wife of Henry Oscar Bader, through mother's second marriage.

Obituary for Brendan Lee Lewis
Rushville Times, June 14, 2000, page 13, column 3
Brendan Lewis
  Brendan Lee Lewis, infant son of Kyle and Kimberly (Adducci) Lewis, of Industry, was stillborn Friday, June 9, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Surviving are his parents of Industry; maternal grandparents, Richard and Janice Adducci of Shererville, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Alfred "Mike" and Betty Lewis of Oquawka; maternal great-grandparents, Leo and Josephine DeMarche of Shererville, Ind; and Clementine Adducci of Crete, Ill, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Private graveside services were Tuesday at the Industry Cemetery at Industry with Father Richard Pricco officiating.  Burial followed in the Industry Cemetery.  There will be no visitation.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be given to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Obituary for Buck Lewis
Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 4
  Buck Lewis, 75, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
  He was born May 16, 1924, in Virginia. the son of the late Richard Charles Lewis and the late Nellie Belle Embree Lewis. He married Dollie Gabbert in Palmyra, Mo., on March 15, 1943.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas R. Lewis.
  He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sharon Lewis and Susan (husband Dave) Gerdes, both of Beardstown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  He served in the United States Army/Air Force during W.W. II. Lewis was self-employed for several years at the Lewis Disposal until his retirement in 1992. During retirement, he enjoyed listening to country music, visiting flea markets, boat riding, playing pool, playing and visiting with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Beardstown Moose and American Legion.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery with military honors being performed by the Beardstown VFW Post 1239. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary for Helen M. Fey Lewis
Rushville Times, Wednesday, May 17, 2000, page 4B, column 4
Helen Lewis
  Helen M. Lewis, 94, a life-long resident of the Ripley area, died May 7, 2000, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born Sept. 1, 1905, in Schuyler County, the daughter of William and Myrtle Cooper Fey. She married Thomas W. Lewis on Nov. 3, 1923, in Mt. Sterling. He died in 1975.
  She is survived by one son, Harold (wife, Carolyn) Lewis of Mt. Sterling; two grandsons; one stepbrother, Collis (wife, Louise) Clark of Mt. Sterling; one step-granddaughter, one step-grandson, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.
  She also was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters, Lucille, Hildreth and Mildred.
  She had worked as a paper layer, a Green Thumb worker and had cleaned the Ripley Church of God since 1971. She did volunteer work at hospitals and nursing homes including writing letters, shopping, mending, running errands and delivering things for people. She also cooked for Dr. Russell Dohner in Rushville when he hosted doctor's gatherings and for nurse's gatherings. She raised chickens and pigs and was a gardener. She was a member of the Ripley Church of God.
  Funeral services were Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at the Ripley Church God. The Rev. Richard Young officiated. Burial was in the Ripley Cemetery.
  Memorial gifts may be made to the Ripley Church of God or the Ripley Cemetery.

Margaret Lewis Death
Rushville Times, April 26, 1906
  Mrs. Mary Langford and daughter, Edna of Wellsville, Mo., who were called here by the fatal illness of Mrs. Margaret Lewis, returned home Monday.

Obituary for Vernon Eugene Lickey
Rushville Times, June 7, 2000, page 13, column 5
Vernon Lickey
  Vernon Lickey, 70, of Brooklyn, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at his home.
  He was born March 30, 1930, in Industry, the son of Wilson and Ruth (Loring) Lickey.  He married Penolia (Peggy) Ellen Goodridge on Oct. 13, 1954, in Macomb.  She survives,
  Also surviving are his mother of Littleton; one son, Lyle Lickey (wife Wanda) of Albia, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Janis) Finley of Centralia and Anita Heinz of Peoria; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Cox, of Mapleton.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was retired from construction, where he worked as a laborer and foreman on various road and building projects in the area.  He also worked at the Black Beauty Coal Mine in Camden, last working in 1992.  He served as the president of the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushviile.  He was a member of the AFL-CIO Laborers Union in Macomb, the American Legion Post in Macomb before transferring his membership to the Schuyler American Legion Post #4, VFW Post, and 40 et 8.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating.  Burial was in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post #4.
  Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Youth Center or the McDonough County Hospice.

Obituary for James Monroe Litchfield
  James Monroe Litchfield was born in Fulton County, December 4, 1852 died at his home about 8 miles east of Bushnell, December 28, 1910, of pneumonia, Aged 48 years and 22 days. He was the son of James and Jane Livingston-Litchfield. He was married to Miss Mary H. Walters March 2, 1888 and to this union ten children was born who with the mother are left to mourn the departure of their loved one. Fred, Willie, Ross, Stella, Albert, Maggie, Manford, Perry and David.
  He is also survived by one brother and five sisters, Manford Litchfield, Mrs. Lizzie Danner, Mrs. Emily Switzer, of Astoria, Ill., Mrs. Jane Burrows, of Littleton, Mrs. Martha McDonald, Adair, Ill., Mrs. Ollie Aten, Scotland Co., Mo.
  He, was a member of the United Brethren church and also a member of the M. W. A. and the I. O. O. F. societies. Mr. Litchfield has been a resident of the Adair vicinity for a number of years until the past year, and was well known here and leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure as he was a man that was held in high esteem.
  It is sad to give up one whose influence among men was for good, yet He who doeth all things well, makes no mistakes. The human link snapped asunder on earth is forged anew in heaven We fain would say a word of comfort to the stricken we can but let our tears flow in sympathy with theirs, and point them to the promise , "At eventide it shall be light."
  Funeral services were held at the Pilot Grove church, at 12:00 o'clock, Tuesday the Rev. W. G. Hamilton preaching the sermon. The remains were buried among the resting place of old friends in the Miner cemetery.
  The Odd Fellows, escorted by the Modern Woodmen, had charge of the burial services.
  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: Missing from obit is Olen, born January 15, 1892, died November 19, 1971.

Obituary for James R. Little
Rushville Times, November 22, 2000, page 17, column 1
James R. Little
  James R. Little, 66, of Quincy, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2000, in his home.
  Born March 8, 1934, in Rushville, Mr. Little was the son of James Leslie and Ione Henderson Little.  He married Gretchen Behrends on Oct. 8, 1961, in Lincoln.  She survives.
  He was a member of First Christian Church.  He has been involved in Masonic Orders for 40 years as a member of Rushville Masonic Lodge No.9, Littleton Lodge No. 766 where he was a Past Master, Quincy Consistory, Ansar Shrine Temple in Springfield, Quincy Shrine Club and the Belgian Hitch.
  He graduated from Rushville High School in 1952 and from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1953.  He served his apprenticeship at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb.  He entered the U.S. Army in 1956.  He later worked for seven years at Preston Funeral Home and for three years at Kuecks Funeral Home in Pekin before moving to Clayton, where he farmed for five years.  He later was employed at Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy until 1994, when he became a bailiff for the Adams County Sheriff's Department.  Mr. Little retired in 1998.
  Also surviving is a son, James Little III (wife Elizabeth) of McHenry; two daughters, Odette Little of Woodstock and Melissa Little of Hoboken, N.J.; three grandchildren; two brothers, David Little of Ozark, Mo., and Robert Little of Bartonville; a sister, Marilyn McElyer of Eureka; and several nieces and nephews.
  Mr. Little was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Ruth.
  Funeral services were held Friday at the First Christian Church with the Rev. George Sublette officiating.  Graveside services with Masonic Rites by Rushville Lodge No. 9 were held Friday afternoon in Littleton Cemetery.  Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy was in charge of the services.
  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church building fund or the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

Obituary for Lena O. Warrington Loring Little
Peoria Journal Star, 20 June 1993, C, 14
  Camden - Lena O. Little, 95 of Camden died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday 19 June 1993 at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville. Born 2 June 1898 in Camden Twp., Schuyler Co., IL to Walter and Laura Ridings Warrington, she married Wade H. Loring 16 Oct 1916 in Macomb. He died in December 1918.
  She married Charles Little 20 March 1920 in Mount Sterling, IL. He died 13 Aug 1975. Surviving are one son, Wayne Loring of Camden; one granddaughter, and one great-grandchild.
  Services will be Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Barbara Escarraz will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Rebecca Greer Little Death
Schuyler Citizen, September 14, 1864
  Rebecca Little died on 10 September, aged 83 years and 8months, wife of James Little of Littleton.

Obituary for Clarence "Bob" Robert Livingston
Rushville Times, March 28, 2001, page 15, column 1
Bob Livingston
  Clarence Robert "Bob" Livingston, 72, of Ripley, died Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born June 19, 1928, in Tennessee, the son of Clarence Oral and Margaret Ruth Bradbury Livingston and was raised in the home of his mother and step-father, Marion "Mike" Lerch.  He married Mary Ellen Tharp on Dec. 6, 1960, in Rushville.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 1995.
  He was a meat cutter for Oscar Mayer, Bartlow Brothers and Excel Corporation for 38 years, retiring in 1990.
  He attended Sugar Grove and Houston schools in Schuyler Counnty.
  He was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the United States Army.
  He was a member of U.F.C.W. Local 431 in Beardstown, where he had served as union steward and was also a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge.  He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing with his friends at area nursing homes and earlier in life, he had played in several country western bands.  Mr. Livingston served as Mayor of Ripley for several terms.
  Survivors include seven children, Lee Hall of Mt. Sterling, Steve Livingston of Springfield, Ed Livingston of Griggsville, Norma Jean Knott of Springfield, Wanda Jamison of Bradfordton, Nancy Leakey of Hendersonville, N.C., and Becky Stratton of Mt. Sterling; four brothers, Jack Lerch of Rushville, Bert Lerch of Beardstown, Don Lerch of Rushville, and Carl Lerch of Cuba; two sisters, Betty Sheppard of Rushville and JoAnn Stull of Carthage; two sisters-in-law, Donna Lerch of Rushville and Shirley Livingston of Astoria; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, one son, Norman Livingston; two grandsons in infancy, two brothers, Larry Lerch and Walter Livingston; and one sister, Mary Margaret Lerch.
  Funeral services were Saturday, March 24, 2001, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating.  Burial was in the Ripley Cemetery in Ripley.  A military service was conducted at the graveside by the Gutherie-Pierce V.F.W. Post 1239.
  Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
  Note: He married Dorothy Lea Rose April 16, 1950. They had twins, Norma and Norman, Wanda and Steve.

Obituary for Walter Eugene Livingston
Rushville Times, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1999
  Walter E. Livingston, 69, of Astoria, died Sunday, Jan. 17, 1999, at the home of his sister in Rushville.
  He was born Dec. 19, 1929, in Rushville, the son of Clarence Oral and Margaret (Bradbury) Livingston.    He married Shirley Claassen on July 24, 1948 in Rushville.  She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother, Margaret Lerch, of Rushville; two sons, Gene Livingston (wife Mary) of Carthage and John Livingston (wife Trish) of Salina, Kan.; five daughters, Mrs. Ronnie(Barbara) Stadler of Solomon Kan., Mrs. Charles (Patricia) Helms, Sr. of Ironton, MO, Mrs. Richard (Anita) Hall of Fontana, Calif., Mrs William (Dianne) Shy of Arcadia, MO and Mary Jane Mccombs of Houston, TX; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; seven brothers, Robert Livingston of Ripley, Bert Lerch of Beardstown, Carl Lerch of Cuba, IL, Don Lerch of Rushville, Jack Lerch of Rushville, William Livingston of Ocala, FL and John Livingston of Springfield; and three sisters, Mrs. Ron (Betty) Sheppard of Rushville, Mrs. Steve (Joan) Stull of Raritan, and Mrs. Bob (Helen) Jourdan of Santa Barbara, Calif.
  He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Anthony Kirk Livingston, Richard Lee Perry and Bradley Shanks, Sr.; one brother, Larry Lerch; one sister Mary Margaret Lerch and his step father, Marion Mike Lerch.
  He was a mechanic at various farm implement dealerships in Illinois and was a bus driver at Belleview and Arcadia, MO.  He was a charter member and served as president of the Rushville Saddle Club for four years.  He was road commissioner of Oakland Township in Schuyler county from 1976-1980.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Pastor Mike Cooper officiating.  Burial was in the Augusta Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.
  Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
  Submitted by: Carol Longwell Miller

Obituary for Mildred "Pinky" L. Roberts Estes Lockard
Rushville Times, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1999,page 15, column 2
Mildred Lockard
  Mildred L. "Pinky" Estes Lockard, 76, of Ipava, died Wednesday, Nov.17. 1999, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.
  She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Farmington, the daughter of Roy and Elizabeth (Benner) Roberts, Sr.
  She married Leon Estes on Aug. 30, 1941, in Missouri. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1947. She then married Ross Lockard on July 16, 1974, in Maples Mill. He survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Chester L. (wife, Mary Kay) Estes of Ashkum and William Leon (wife, Nancy) Estes of Dallas, Texas; one stepson, Gene (wife, Connie) Lockard of Ipava; two brothers, Roy Roberts Jr. of Farmington and Bernard Roberts of Canton; one step brother, William Johnson of Danville; one step-sister, Della McLane of Bloomington; one grandson and one step-granddaughter.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, one step brother, one step sister and one step grandson.
  She taught Sunday School for many years and was a leader of the Lace and Ladle 4-H Club in Fulton County.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Lockard were held Saturday Nov. 20, 1999, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with the Rev. Brian Culver officiating. Burial was at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to the Graham Hospital or to her church.
  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

Obituary for George "Buckwheat" William Logan
Rushville Times, May 11, 1983
George Logan Dies In Cycle Mishap Friday
  George W. "Buckwheat" Logan, 29, of 417 E Jefferson was killed early Friday when he lost control of his motorcycle on a curve at the intersection of Adams and Monroe streets in Rushville. He was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 a.m. by Schuyler County Coroner Robert Cox.
  Logan was eastbound on Adams Street when he lost control of the motorcycle, ran off the north side of the road and struck a fence, according to state police report. He was thrown from the motorcycle which skidded across the road and stopped on the road's east side. An inquest is pending.
  Logan was employed at Mick's Car Care and was a 1972 graduate of Rushville high school. He was a guest card member of the American Legion. Services were held Sunday in Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Chockley officiated and burial was in Rushville city cemetery.
  Born Feb. 26, 1954, in Rushville he was a son of James and Aline Rebman Logan of Rushville. Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Richard and Dannie; and two sisters; Mrs. Dixie Shephard and Nancy Nielson, all of Rushville; a half sister, Vergie E. Wakefield of Quincy, and a grandmother, Mrs. Caroline Rebman of Rushville.

Obituary for James "Bud" Ora Logan
Rushville Times, September 6, 2000, page 13, column 5
'Bud' Logan
  James O. "Bud" Logan, 81, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born June 8, 1919, in Brown County, the son of the late William and Della Elizabeth (Howard) Logan.  He married Z. Aline Rebman in 1945 in Rushville.  She preceded him in death on Feb. 15, 1995.
  Surviving are one son, Richard Logan (wife, Louise) of Rushville; two daughters, Nancy Stoneking (husband, Dave) of Rushville, and Virgie Ellen Berry of Quincy; 12 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; two sisters, Ruth Hoffman of Rushville and Alberta "Bertie" Powell (husband, Robert) of Sanford, Fla.
  He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, George William and Dannie Logan; one daughter, Dixie Shepherd; one granddaughter, Shelly Logan; and one sister, Gladys Myslinski.
  A World War II Army veteran, he first worked on construction projects.  He later worked at Mickleberry's in Rushville until its closing when he went to work at Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown where he retired in 1986 after 20 years of service.  He later assisted his wife with the operation of the Virginia Community Building at Scripps Park until her death and continued to operate it for another year before turning it over to his daughter, Nancy.
  He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post 4, and a past member of 40 et 8.
  Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Zelma "Aline" Aline Rebman Logan
Rushville Times, February 22, 1995
  Z. Aline Logan, 67, of Rushville died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Jan. 21, 1928, in Rushville, the daughter of the late George and Caroline (Bradbury) Rebman. She married James "Bud" Logan in Rushville and he survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Richard and Dannie, both of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Dixie) Shepherd and Mrs. Dave (Nancy) Stoneking both of Rushville; one step daughter Vergie Ellen Berry of Quincy; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Rebman and James L. Rebman both of Rushville; three sisters, Jeanette Thompson of Rushville, Mrs. Paul (Harriet) Enloe of Salem, MO and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Wilson of Havana. She was preceded in death by one son, George William Logan, a granddaughter, Shelly, and a brother, George H. Rebman.
  She began cooking at various Rushville restaurants at the age of 13. She owned and operated the Maid-Rite in Rushville prior to becoming the manager of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4, where she was a cook for 8 and 1/2 years. She later cooked at The Virginia, Scripps Park for the last nine years. She was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church and the Schuyler American Legion Post Auxiliary. Services were Sunday at the Wood-Roby Funeral chapel in Rushville with the Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be given to the Rushville Assembly of God Church.

Obituary for Glenn "Douglas" Douglas Logsdon
Rushville Times, January 10, 2001, page 13, column 2
Douglas Logsdon
  Glenn Douglas Logsdon, 58, of Spring, Texas, formerly of Rushville, died Thursday at the Methodist Hospital in Willowbrook, Texas.
  He was born July 17, 1942, in Rushville to H. Wesley and Ruth Paisley Logsdon.  He married Claudia Jamison Nov. 11, 1972, in Georgetown, Texas.
  She survives, along with his mother of Rushville; four daughters, Carol Yvonne Kraska of Richmond, Ky., Lucille Pauline Eaves of Houston, Texas, Lynne Rene Williams of Houston, Texas, and Melissa Ruth Logsdon of Houston, Texas; three sons, Gregory Scott Logsdon of San Francisco, Calif., Glenn Douglas Logsdon II, of Richmond, Ky., and Michael James Eaves of Dallas, Texas; one granddaughter; and one sister, Bonnie Kelly of Great Falls, Mont.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  He graduated from the University of Houston in 1970 with a bachelor of science degree in geology.  He worked for Allied Chemicals and Damson Oil Company until 1986.  He then worked for the Houston Log Library Association, retiring in 1998 due to ill health.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating.  Burial was in the Palm Cemetery west of Rushville.

Obituary for Hugh "Wesley" Wesley Logsdon
Rushville Times, October 11, 2000, page 15, column 5
Wesley Logsdon
  Wesley Logsdon, 81, of Rushville, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2000, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born Dec. 26, 1918, in Rushville, to the late Hugh and Mary Rittenhouse Logsdon.  He married Ruth Paisley March 30, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo.
  She survives, along with one son, Douglas Logsdon of Spring, Texas; one daughter, Bonnie Kelly of Great Falls, Mont.; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Rachel Rebman of Rushville.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, William Logsdon, and one sister, Mary Icenogle.
  Mr. Logsdon served as a Rushvllle City Councilman Alderman for more than 20 years.  He worked for the Strong Shell Oil Company in Rushville.  He later was parts manager for Rushville Auto Parts and Rushville Motors.  After retirement, he worked part-time at Grates Repair.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating.  Burial was in the Palm Cemetery west of Rushville.
  Memorials may be given to the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department.

Obituary for Bruce E. Long
Rushville Times, September 20, 2000, page 17, column 4
Bruce E. Long
  Bruce E Long, 92, of Ipava, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born Sept. 13, 1908 in Pleasant Township in Fulton County, Ill., the son of Harvey E. and Sadie M. Wickert Long.
  He married Onita Brown on Aug. 19, 1923, in Macomb.  She survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Kathy Jones of Lewistown; and two grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one sister, Velma Liggett.
  He was a member of the Ipava Christian Church for 75 years, where he served as deacon.  He was a charter member of the Ipava Volunteer Fire Department.
  He owned and operated Long Truck Line, hauling stock to Chicago in the early 1940s, worked 25 years as an auto mechanic at the Texaco Station in Ipava, was a school bus driver for the VIT school district for over 30 years, and worked at Ulmer Ford in Ipava, retiring in 1973.
  Services will he held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Ipava Christian Church with Rev. Kevin Kessler officiating.  Burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava.
  Memorials may be made to the Ipava Christian Church or the Ipava Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Gerald H. Long, D.V.M.
Rushville Times, November 7, 2001, page 13, column 5
Dr. Gerald H. Long
  Dr. Gerald H. Long, D.V.M., 96, of Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2001, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born Dec. 13, 1904, in Bartlett, Iowa, the son of Harry and Elizabeth Moore Long.  He married Jessie V. Bell Sept. 1, 1935, in Mt. Sterling.  She survives.
  Dr. Long had been a veterinarian since 1934, having the distinction of being the oldest practicing veterinarian in the United States.
  Dr. Long graduated from Dunlap, Iowa High School with the class of 1923.
  He attended Simpson College and the University of Iowa, and was a 1934 graduate of Iowa's College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.  He was an active member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent for more than 25 years, was the first lay speaker for the church, and was a member of the United Methodist Men.
  Dr. Long was the 2001 Mt. Sterling Citizen of the Year, a member and past president of the Mt. Sterling Optimist Club where he was given the 1980 “Man of the Year” award, a member and past president of the Illinois Veterinarian Association, and he also was a former member and past president of the Brown County School Board.
  Survivors include his wife of Mt. Sterling; four children, Geraldine Marilyn Schriefer of Champaign, Benjamin Harry Long (wife Anita) of Mt. Sterling, Marcellus Eugene Long of Mt. Sterling and Justine Diane Welty (husband Kenneth) of Loraine; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, David, Donald and Carl Long; and two sisters, Alpha Jones and Pearl Christiansen.
  Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 2 at the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church with Rev. Julie Allison officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.  The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Joan Dee (born Bertha Joan) Croxton Long
  Joan D. Long, 65, of Joliet, formerly from the Mindale community, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, in her home.
  She was born Jan. 14, 1931, to J. Dwight and Bertha E. Peck Croxton.  She graduated from Augusta High School in Augusta, and Culver Stockton College, Canton, Mo.
  She married Dr. Leslie E. Long on Aug. 10, 1952, in Augusta.  He survives. 
  She was the mother of four sons and three daughters-in-law, Thomas and Jama Long of Atlanta, Ga., Haeger and Jennifer Long of Seattle, Wash., Steven and Susan Long of Columbus, Ind., and Tracy Long of Charlotte, N.C.  She was also the grandmother of Scott and Kate Long of Atlanta, Ga., Trevor, Briggs and Devin Long of Seattle, Wash., and Courtney, Emerson and Slater Long of Columbus, Ind.  Also surviving are four brothers, Wallace, Harold, Joel and Robert Croxton and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Keith and Billy Croxton.
  Private funeral services were held on Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996, in Joliet.

Mrs. Lucille Long
Rushville Times, September 6, 1923
  A number of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Mrs. Lucille Long at Union Chapel, Friday.

Obituary for Olive "May" May Stambaugh Long
Rushville Times, Nov. 7, 1924
  Mrs. May Long, widow of Charles Long who passed away a year ago, died at her home in Astoria Sunday morning. Her maiden name was May Stambaugh. She was the daughter of Henry and Rachel Stambaugh, old time residents of Oakland township, where she was born Feb. 24, 1864. She leaves a family of seven children. One brother, Oscar Stambaugh, resides in Rushville.
  Note: She is the daughter of Henry S. Stambaugh and Rachel Burrows and married Charles F. Long.

Obituary for Louise F. Briggs Loring
Rushville Times, May 2, 2001, page 15, column 5
Louise F. Loring
  Louise F. Loring, 79, of Huntsville, died Tuesday, April 24, 2001, near Bowen.
  She was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Mount Sterling to Alfred and Deloris (Kelley) Briggs.  She married Wayne Loring Sept. 19, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.
  She is survived by one daughter, Eldora Miller, of Huntsville; one granddaughter; two foster grandsons; one foster great-granddaughter; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by one foster son, Steve Loring Clayton; one foster daughter-in-law, Linda Sue Ferris; and three brothers.
Mrs. Loring was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Ripley Christian Church.  She loved nature, birds and working with flowers.
  Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, with Rev. Tom Mehaffy officiating.  Burial was in Palm Cemetery near Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Wayne M. Loring
Wayne M. Loring
  Camden - Wayne M. Loring, 84, of Camden died at 8:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 at Snyder's Vaught-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  Born June 16, 1917, in Schuyler County to Wade and Lena Warrington Loring, he married Louise Briggs on Sept. 19, 1942, in Palmyra, MO.
  Surviving are one daughter, Eldora Miller of Huntsville; one granddaughter; two foster grandsons; one great-granddaughter; one nephew; and five nieces.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Charles Little; and a foster son, Steve Loring Clayton.
  He was a farmer and a horse trainer, and he had worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Palm Cemetery, west of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Chapter of the American Heart Association.
  Submitted by: From: LouAnn Cameron <lspyres@gotricounty.com> "Obituary from unknown newspaper. Sent to me by Margaret Street. (Sara, she only takes the Peoria Journal Star.)   I also have a copy of his funerary card. It is a picture of Wayne riding a mule."

Allen "Demp" Dempsy Lowe
  Allen Dempsy Lowe was born on 27 January 1863. Died on 18 October 1907.
  Buried in Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli Township, Peoria County, Illinois. He married Etta Clarice Frampton on 17 July 1881 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. Etta Clarice Frampton was born on 28 August 1847 in Pennsylvania. Died on 6 October 1957 in Canton, Fulton County, Illinois. Buried on 9 October 1957 in Brunswick Cemetery, Trivoli Township, Peoria County, Illinois
  They had the following children: Henry Lawrence Lowe, Sadie Grace Lowe, Allen Lowe was born on 19 Jan 1887, died in infancy; William Clarence Lowe; Bertha May Lowe; Samuel Thomas Lowe; Lillie Florence Lowe; Lola Maude Lowe; Roy Mark Lowe; Ora Elmer Lowe; Lester Ernest Lowe; Clara Golden Lowe.

Obituary for Etta Clarice Frampton Lowe
Canton Daily Ledger, October 7, 1957
  Mrs. Etta Lowe, 90, died Sunday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Grace Carlon, 500 Baxter Court, following a one-year illness. Prior to coming to Canton, Mrs. Lowe, had lived most of her life in Peoria county. Born Aug. 28, 1847, in Pennsylvania, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Frampton, she was married in Rushville, in 1881, to Allen Dempsey Lowe, who preceded her in death.
  Surviving in addition to Mrs. Carlon, are eight other children, Thomas Lowe, 463 Baxter court, Ernest Lowe, Canton, Route 5, Mrs. Clara Eddy, Peoria, William Lowe, Smithfield, Mrs. Bertha Hazelrigg, Winchester, Mrs. Maude Mayfield, Moline and Ora Lowe, Marietta, a step-brother, Edward Frampton, Wataga, Ill., and a half-sister, Mrs. Ollie Ashell, Glasford.
  Three children, a sister and three half-sisters preceded her in death.
  Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in the Brons Funeral chapel by the Rev. Oscar Leander, pastor of the Evangelical Free church. Burial will be in Brunswick cemetery. Friends may call after 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral chapel.
  Note: They had the following children: Henry Lawrence, Sadie Grace, Allen (born on 19 Jan 1887. Died in infancy), William Clarence, Bertha May, Samuel Thomas, Lillie Florence, Lola Maude, Roy Mark, Ora Elmer, Lester Ernest and Clara Golden.  Brunswick Cemetery is in Trivoli Township, Peoria County, Illinois.
Obituary for John Robert Lowe
Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 6
John Robert Lowe
  John Robert Lowe, 47, of Beardstown, died Sunday, March 5, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born July 18, 1952, in Jacksonville, the son of Virginia Bettis and stepson of Dick Harz.
  He was preceded in death by a son, John Jeremy Lowe.
  He is survived by a son, Jason Lowe of Beardstown; a daughter, Carrie Lowe of Peoria Heights; and a sister, Judy Lowe-Surratt of Jacksonville.
  He was a 1972 graduate of Triopia High School. He worked the past six years tending bar for the Central Tavern.
  Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday March 8, 2000, at the Beardstown City Cemetery with Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary for Mary M. Lowe
born 30 Mar 1864 near Astoria, Fulton Co., IL. Died 30 Apr 1948 Bernadotte Twp., Fulton Co., IL.
  Miss Mary M. Lowe, 84, died at the home of her nephew, William C. Lowe, in Bernadotte township, at 9:10 o'clock this morning following six year's illness. She had been a life resident of Astoria, Canton and Smithfield vicinities.
  Born near Astoria, March 30, 1864, she was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lowe. Five nephews and six nieces are living. A brother, Demp Lowe and a sister, Mrs. Anna Danner, preceded her in death.
  Funeral arrangements are Incomplete. Friends may call at the Murphy Memorial home.
  Note: she was buried in Salem Cemetery, near Astoria, Illinois.

Obituary for Donald Eugene Lundstrom
Donald E. Lundstrom
    Abingdon - Donald E. Lundstrom, 60, Peoria, formerly of Abingdon, died at 1:39 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 25, 1995) in Proctor Community Hospital, Peoria.
  He was born Aug. 31, 1935, in Galesburg, the son of Dorance and Louise Page Lundstrom.
  He married Vickie Baxter on June 3, 1967, in Knoxville.
  Surviving are his wife; one brother, David Lundstrom, Galesburg; one sister, Delorise Larsen, Canton, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by one son, Patrick R. Lundstrom, and by his parents.
  He was graduated from Abingdon High School in 1955 and from Carl Sandburg College in 1985.
  He worked for Zellar Mental Health Center, Peoria, from 1985-94.
  He served in the Navy for 13 years.
  He was a member of First Congregational Church, Abingdon, and Veterans of Foreign Wars’ and American Legion posts in Peoria.
  Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Abingdon Cemetery, with the Rev. Jon Prain officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by Abingdon American Legion Post 381.  Visitation will be one hour before the service Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon.
  Memorial may be made to the American Heart Association.
  Note: This doesn't mention his first wife, mother of his son, Margaret Rose Homer.

Death Notices:
  Lundstrom, Donald E., 60, 2129 N. Peoria Ave, Peoria.  Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel.

Obituary for Everett Orlo Lung
Rushville Times, August 28, 1969
Funeral for Everett Lung Held Here on Sunday
  Everett Orlo Lung, 66, of Brooklyn died at the Culbertson hospital Thursday evening. He was admitted to the hospital on Monday.
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Roby Funeral chapel at Rushville with the Rev. Harvey Anderson officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mr. Lung was born in Camden township, Schuyler county, Dec. 2 1902, the son of Albert and Rosetta Marlow Lung. He married Verna Haber in Rushville May 3, 1931. He later married Cloah Lung in Macomb on April 28, 1951.
  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty Neff of Champaign and Mrs. Lois Rittenhouse of Macomb; one son, John W. of Quincy; four step-daughters, Mrs. Edna Peterson of Brooklyn, Mrs. Helen Caldwell of Macomb, Mrs. Emma Vouter of Macomb and Mrs. Theda Bedwell of Peoria; one step-son, Roy Lung of Canton; eight grandchildren; 12 step-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Harrison of Rushville, Mrs. Elsie Leverton of Beardstown, Mrs. Grace Tolles of Beardstown, and Mrs. Nettie Reeder of Rushville; and two brothers, Henry and Ernest, both of Camden.
  Note: Verna Haber is Verna Imogene Walker, b. June 17, 1915, d. March 03, 1997, daughter of William W Walker and Alta Floy Morehead, 1st married Thomas Haber, d. 1964.
  Note: Cloah Lung is Cloah Pearl Lickey, b. February 06, 1905, daughter of Isaac Newton (Twin) Lickey and Minnie Butterfield, 1st marriage: Lloyd Luther Lung, b. May 10, 1902, d. February 15, 1949.

Infant Daughter of Henry Lung
Rushville Times, September 13, 1923
  The infant daughter of Henry Lung was buried beside her mother Tuesday.
  Note: I think at this is Henry Lung married to Lucile Jones, daughter of William Henry and Jimimah Emeline Richardson Jones.

Obituary for Jonas B. Lung
September 1879
  Died at his residence in Clayton, Adams Co., Ill., Sept. 19, 1879 in his 82nd year, Mr. Jonas Lung.
  He came to Schuyler about 1836. He first owned the McMaster farm on the Frederick road now occupied by Mr. Malcomsom. Afterwards he bought the farm now owned by Mr. Fred Nell and for many years was the principal support of ME Church in that neighborhood where Lung's Chapel has been and will be for years to come. A standing memorial to his zeal and fidelity to his church. About 1863 he moved to Clayton where he has ever since resided, then as here, an active member of the Church. In Feb. last he injured himself by a severe fall which confined him thereafter to his room. During his closing days he rejoiced continually in his assurance of a blessed immortality. In respect to his worth all the Church of Clayton suspended their regular services on the Sabbath of his burial to attend his funeral obsequies. Thus has passed away another of the pioneer worthies of Schuyler County.

Death Notice for Jonas R. Lung
Rushville Times, January 1893
  Jonas Lung, an old and well known farmer of Camden Township, died last Saturday from the injuries he received by falling from his wagon on Dec. 27th. He was born in Kentucky in 1832, his parents locating in this country when he was a boy. He leaves a wife and five children. Funeral services were held at his residence on Sunday, conducted by Rev. G. M. Burford.

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Lung
Rushville Times, February 1887
  Mrs. Mary Lung died Saturday at home of niece, Mrs. Hester Patteson (of Rushville) of general debility. Taken to Clayton for burial.
  Mrs. Mary M. Lung was born in Sussex Co., Delaware Sept. 5, 1812, died in Rushville Feb. 5, 1887 at the residence of her niece, Mrs. Hester Patteson. Her remains were taken to Clayton and interred in the Clayton Cemetery by the side of her husband who had preceded her to a better world.
  Mrs. Lung was the youngest and last of nine children, all of whom were members of the M. E. Church and lived and died faithful Christians. She converted and joined the M. E. Church, when 13 years of age, and from that time her course in the Christian way was steadily onward and upward. Although she had no children of her own, she assisted in raising eighteen, some of them her step-children and some of them orphans without homes or friends. They found in her a friend indeed, and now raise up and call her blessed. As the opportunity was given in the church for friends to take the farewell look at her dear peaceful face, a young man rushed out from the congregation leading a little child by the hand, and bending over the coffin with sobs and tears, called endearing names, "his best friend, his more than Mother". He was a homeless orphan of three or four years of age when she took him in and toiled for him with loving hands. He grew to man's estate honest and upright, and is now prospering in a home of his own. Truly she needs no eulogy. Her life speaks for itself. A short time before she died she said, "Oh, that I could stand up the mountain top, and my voice could be heard by the whole world, I would preach Christ".
  As friends gathered around the casket, old men and women with whitened heads, young men and maidens who knew and loved her, joined their voices in singing one of her  favorite hymns: Blest be the tie that binds, our hearts in Christian love. And as they sang the gloom of death rolled away and a sweet and solemn peace settled down in every heart. "Let me die the death of the righteous and  let my last end be like his".

Obituary for Shelton Louis Luttrell
  Luttrell, Shelton - died at his residence in Browning township April 6, 1882, of general debility, Mr. Shelton Luttrell; aged 87 years, 10 months and 24 days. The deceased was one of the early settlers of this county, having located in Browning township in 1834, where he resided up to the time of his death. He was born in Casey County, Kentucky, May 12, 1795 - was married to Sarah Bryant, Nov. 13, 1813, who survives him, having lived together 69 years. They had 12 children, 10 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, and 8 great great grandchildren. Mr. Luttrell was a member of the Christian church for 45 years and died respected in the community, where he had resided nearly half a century. (While in the office last week, Mr. Felix H. Thornton, son-in-law of the deceased informed us that he sent us the particulars of Shelton Luttrell death but it was not received or was mislaid, Editor)
  Note: From Carol Wolf Britton
  Note: He is buried at Old Ridgeville Cemetery, Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois.

Obituary for Bettie Lutz
Died at New Philadelphia.
  Mrs. Bettie Lutz, wife of Henry Lutz, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 1899, at her home near that place. Her age was 74 years and she had been a member of the United Brethren church for fifty-one years. A number of relatives from here attended the funeral services Tuesday.
  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 Caroline Danner Lutz
  Caroline Lutz, wife of John H. Lutz, of Astoria, Illinois, died September 30th, 1879, after a brief illness of five or six days. Sister Lutz was born May 31st, 1845, and was united in marriage to her bereaved companion February 10th, 1869. She was a devoted Christian, full of faith and love, and attaining to the highest experiences of the child of God. Possessing a most lovely disposition and even temperament, she was indeed a true helpmeet to her companion. A devoted wife, a fond and true mother, the loss sustained by her husband and four children is irreparable. Her's was the death of the righteous.
  N. H. Kane
  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. Caroline is the daughter of Jacob C. Danner and Catherine Mary Stambaugh and is buried in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois.

Obituary for Elizabeth "Eliza" B Ulray Lutz
  Eliza Lutz died October 22d, 1886, aged 69 years, 6 months, and 17 days. She was born in Augusta County, Va., and was married to B. W. Lutz, April 14th, 1840. She embraced religion under of labors of Rev. J. C. Spitler, in December, 1850, and joined the United Brethren Church, in which she lived a faithful Christian. She was much beloved by all who knew her. Her suffering was protracted and quite severe. She said to the writer, during her illness, "Oh, what would I do if it were not for the comforts that religion affords!" She died in great peace. She was the mother of eight children, five of whom survive her. One son and one daughter are not religious. She earnestly pleaded with these to give their hearts to Jesus. During her affliction she was carefully and tenderly cared for by the family and friends, especially by her daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Farrow and her husband, at whose home she died.
  D. F. Bair
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."
  Note: She is Elizabeth B. Ulray, daughter of John Ulray.


Obituary of Ellen Parry Lutz
In Memoriam
Mrs. John H. Lutz
  Ellen, daughter of Luellen and Mariah Parry was born near Astoria May 4, 1847, and died at her home in Astoria Sept. 14, 1903 aged 56 years 4 months and 10 days.
  Aug. 1st, 1880 she was united in marriage to J. H. Lutz, Rev. Higgs, of the M. E. church officiating. To this union were born two children, one boy and one girl, Frank and Louesa.
  She was converted at the age of 15 under the pastorate of Uriah Warrinton {Warrington?} and united with the M. E. church at Union Chapel. Later she untied with the Astoria M. E. church by tranifer while Rev. Higgs was pastor, of which, she remained a faithful and consistent member till her death.
  Some two and a half years ago symptoms of cancer were noticed. After much anxiety and consultation it was decided that an operation was necessary. Consequently on March 4, 1903, she, with her husband went to St. Louis for that purpose remaining about 3 weeks. After returning home for 3 months another visit to the city was made in hope of permanent benefit. Consultations were held with the best physicians of the city, but all of no avail for lasting relief.
  After about ten weeks the suffering ….
  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 Henry Roland Lutz
  Henry Roland Lutz died near Rogersville, Tenn.; December 19th, 1888. He was the son of Daniel and Diana Lutz, and was born in Augusta County, Va., November 29th, 1823. On the 4th of February, 1851, he was married to Sarah Andes, of Rockingham County, Va., who died many years ago. Five children were born to them, three of whom survive. In 1866 he was married to Mary J. Plecker, who survives him with four more children. Bro. Lutz moved to Tennessee in 1856. From early life he was a member of the United Brethren Church, and a reader of the Telescope. He was a man of high character and of marked devotion to principles, and will be mourned by a wide circle of friends.
  H. G. K.
  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 Jean Leichliter Lutz
Rushville Times, March 14, 2001, page 13, column 5
Jean Lutz
  Jean Lutz, 68, of Rushville, died Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at her residence.
  She was born Oct. 1, 1932, in Connellsville, Penn., to Clarence Edgar and Mabel Buttermore Leichliter.
Survivors include her mother of Gahanna, Ohio; two daughters, Ellen Weaver of Ennis, Mont., and Luanne Bressler of McAllister, Mont.; four grandchildren; one sister, Ellen Leichliter of Palo Alto, Calif.; and one brother, Larry Leichliter of Gahanna, Ohio.
  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jaye Jenican; one brother, Glenn Leichliter; and her father.
  She attended the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.  She graduated from California State University in Fullerton and was a public relations writer for North American Rockwell.  She also was a title one aide at Webster Elementary School in Rushville.
  Cremation has been accorded.  Memorial services will be held at 11 am. Saturday, March 17, 2001, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be given to the Rushville P.T.O. or the First United Methodist Church.
  Note: She was married to William Lutz.

Obituary for Judson "Judie" Balser Lutz
Obituary
  Judie B. Lutz, little son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. C. Lutz, aged 6 years, 11 months and 3 days, died Monday night of this week of membranous croup. The little fellow was sick only a few days and everything possible was done to relieve his suffering, but medical skill proved in vain and he died at 11:30 o’clock Monday night. The funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence on West Main street, conducted by Rev. Dillon of the Methodist 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."
  Note: His mother was Sarah Catherine Wetzel.

Obituary for Sarah Catherine Wetzel Lutz
Mrs. J. B. C. Lutz of Monmouth Dead
  Sarah Catherine Lutz, wife of J. B. C. Lutz of Monmouth, died Friday at 2:30 o'clock at the Monmouth hospital following a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia, aged 61 years, 10 months and 22 days.
  Mrs. Lutz was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wetzel and was born at Astoria, June 1, 1858.
  On September 1, 1880, she was united in marriage to J. B. C. Lutz and to them were born three children, Herschel C., Mrs. Leclare H. Amerine, and Judson B., dying in infancy. Besides her husband and two children she leaves to mourn her death three sisters, Mrs. Jane Clark of Lewistown, Miss Priscilla E. Wetzel and Mrs. I. E. Dial, Astoria, and one brother, Henry L. Wetzel of Lewistown.
  From early womanhood Mrs. Lutz was a devoted christian and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church, a natural home maker, a loving companion and wife and a most devoted mother.
  The body was brought here Sunday noon and taken to the home of her sister Miss Priscilla Wetzel. Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2:30 p. m., Sunday conducted by Rev. W. H. Craine of Monmouth and assisted by Rev. S. C. Williams. Interment 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."
  Note: She died April 23, 1920.

Obituary for Rose Gragg Luxenberg
  A. V. Gragg received a telegram on Thursday conveying the sad news that his sister, Mrs. Rose Luxenberg had passed away at her home in Spokane, Wash.  She had been in declining health, but her condition was not thought serious until a week before, when by letter her relatives here knew that her daughters, Miss Alma and Mrs. Ralph Bennett, had become alarmed over their mother's condition.
  Mrs. Luxenberg went west when a girl to visit her uncle, Edw. J. Brickel a wealthy lumberman of Truckee, Calif., and while visiting at the home of her uncle, she was wooed and won by Michael Luxenberg, an enterprising young man who had left his home in Fort Wayne, Ind. to seek his fortune in the west. After their marriage they established their home in Spokane, Wash., and by increasing their investments in rapidly rising real estate values, they were very prosperous.
  Mr. and Mrs. Luxenberg, with their daughters, made several visits to the homes of their nativity, here and in Indiana. Mr. Luxenberg died about twenty years ago. The passing of this sister, of the family of John and Mary Gragg, is the first since the death of a little brother, Robert, nearly fifty years ago. Twice her parents, who resided on section two in Bainbridge township, made the long journey to visit her and her family, and last fall Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Gragg and nieces, Misses Viola and Gladys Ward spent a month with the family at Spokane. Surviving are the three brothers, Geo. W., Fred and A. V. Gragg, and a sister, Mrs. Ezra Ward. Many other relatives of this vicinity mourn her passing.

Obituary for Marcus "Aurelius" Aurelius Mace
St Francis Herald, St Francis, Kansas, December 1933
Funeral Services For A. Mace Held
  Funeral services for Civil War veteran, A. Mace were held at the Saint Francis Methodist Episcopal Church on last Thursday afternoon. Rev. B.W. Thomas, pastor of the St. Francis Christian church delivered the sermon and eulogy and was assisted in the servies by Reverend W. E. Saville, pastor of the Methodist church. The casket was draped with the American flag and there were many beautiful floral pieces, emblems of love and respect. There was a large attendance. Every seat in the spacious main auditorium being occupied by the many relatives and friends, which included members of the American Legion and their Auxiliary, Spanish-American war veterans, and the last surviving member of the Union Army of the Civil War residing in Cheyenne county, Josephus Spaun, of St. Francis.  He, at the age of 87, shaking as with palsy, and faltering step, was accompanied and assisted by James H. Egan veteran of the Spanish-American war. A quartet composed of Messrs W.O. Fallis, Ben G. Harrison, J.G. Upton, and
A.C. Hancock sang three numbers, "Rock of Ages,", "Going Down the Valley", One by One" and "Tenting Tonight on the Old Camp Ground."
  The pall bearers were four grandsons, Troy and Rodney Mace, Lynn and Guy Kanel, and Two grandsons-in-law, Ray E. Clark and Dr. Glenn Wellons. Members of the American legion were color bearers, Hugh Mithcell and Lawrence Sturm; and as color guard, Dr. G. A. Benkelman and Foster Smith, and as firing squad in charge of Ray R. Slyhoff, E.L. Boardman, Edwin M. Scoby, John B. Zeller, Mart Smith, Merle Jones, Quay Carrol, Chester Carmichael and Commander Walter S. Brewer, of Harry E. Stephenson Post, of St. Francis. Taps were sounded by Winston Churchill.
  Burial was in the St. Francis cemetery. The follwing obituary was read at the church service:
  Marcus Aurelius Mace was born December 14, 1846, just 87 years ago at Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois and departed this life December 12, 1933 at the home of his daughter Mrs. Blanch Kanel, near St. Francis, Kansas.
  At the age of fifteen he enlisted in Company B of the 119th Illinois Volunteer infantry and served for the duration of the Civil War. Most of his service was in Louisiana, although he participated in the siege and capture of Nashville, Tennessee and Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama. He was mustered out at Mobile four months after the close of the war.
  Mr. Mace was one of the charter member of Sam Webber post, Grand Army of the Republic of St. Francis.
  In 1868, he was united in marriage to Minerva Garrett, at Rushville, Illinois and for nearly fifty-two years they were companions together sharing the rigorous life of the pioneer west. Mrs. Mace passed on before - 13 years ago last May.
  To this union were born six children, two of them proceded their father in death; Maggie at the age of nine years and John at 59.
  Those who remain to mourn his departure are Mrs. Blanch Kanel, Mrs. Pearl Kanel, Arthur and Morley Mace, all of  this vicinity. There are also twenty-two grandchildren and six great grandchildren. The great grandchildren are Joy Rae Clark, Wynona Bowers. Stanley Mace, Dona Jean Heselius, Robert Lee and Donnie Dwayne Kyle.
  In 1874 he moved to Cheyenne County, Kansas and settled on a homestead in Cheyenne Valley south of Wheeler, some years later moving to Calhoun Township on the Republican River, northeast of St. Francis where he lived until his wife passed away. Since that time he has made his home with one or the other of his children.
  He has long been identified with the Methodist church of this city. Served as one of the first jurors in Cheyenne County and has always stood as one of the stalwart, generous spirited citizens who claim the respect and honor of all men in his day and the days to come.
  Note: He was the son of Joseph Mace and Nancy Luttrell Baker.
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Obituary for Floreine "Florence" Naomia Schisler
Eagle Publications, November 4, 1999
Floreine N. (Schisler) Mack
  Floreine N. (Schisler) Mack, age 83, of 115 West First Street, East Galesburg, Illinois, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 1999 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg, Illinois.
  She was born January 7, 1916 in Indian Point Township, Knox County, Illinois, the daughter of Conrad and Ollie Passent Schisler. She married Silas E. Mack on July 1, 1952 in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on March 20, 1993.
  Surviving are two daughters, Sheila L. Schisler, Galesburg, formerly of Abingdon, Illinois and Lovina E. Lambasio, Canton, Illinois; one son, Ronald J. Mack, Flower Mound, Texas; 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one infant son, one brother and one sister.
  She had lived in East Galesburg since 1952.
  She had worked at the former Abingdon Blue Bell Manufacturing Company, Abingdon and at Protexall and Gross Galesburg all of which are clothing manufacturing companies.
  She formerly attended the Abingdon Christian Church and was a member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion post 381 Auxiliary for 49 years.
  Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 1 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon with Rev. Raymond McLaren and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.
  Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Obituary for Matthew J. Mackay
Rushville Times, Jan. 12, 2000,  page 11, column 1
Matthew Mackay
  Matthew J. Mackay, 29, of Springfield, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2000, in his home.
  He was born Dec. 12, 1970, in Springfield, the son of Joseph E. and Carol Bruley Mackay.
  He earned an associate's degree from Lincoln Land Community College.  He was a student, musician and member of MAG.
  Survivors including a son, Joshua Mackay of Chatham; father, Joseph (wife Mary) Mackay of Chatham; a sister, Brandy Eckert of Pawnee; a brother, Mitchell Mackay of Oakland, Calif.; granddaughter, Robert Bruley of Rushville; two uncles; a nephew; and several cousins.
  Services were held at Staab Funeral Home in Springfield with the Rev. Karen Kelly offi­ciating. Burial was in Chatham Cemetery.

Obituary for Opal I. Curtis Malcomson
Rushville Times, Feb. 9, 2000, page 13, column 4
Opal Malcomson
  Opal I. Malcomson, 85, of Mt. Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at her residence.
  She was born Jan. 80, 1915, in Ray, the daughter of Samuel Tracy and Lulu Mae Cook Curtis.  She married Kenneth David "Greek" Malcomson on Aug. 19, 1933, in Rushville.  He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1989.
  Mrs. Malcomson was a homemaker.  She graduated from Ray High School in 1933.  She attended Pleasant View Methodist Church.  Mrs. Malcomson was a charter member of the Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mt. Sterling and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #506 in Rushville.
  Survivors include seven children, Maurice "Butch" Malcomson (wife Carolyn) of Mexico, Mo., Marion "Snook" Malcomson (wife Linda) of Camblesville, Ky., Kenneth Michael Malcomson (wife Pat) of Beardstown, Betty Lehne of Paris, Tenn., Rita Marie Phelps of Beardstown; Marjorie Hill of Versailles, and Sandra Dunmire (husband Loren) of Arenzville; one brother, Edwin Curtis; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and two nieces.
  She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Thomas; two daughters, Myrna Joan Mahe and Ivena Mae Malcomson; and two grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Kevin Sheese officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
  Memorials are suggested to the Brown County Ambulance Service or the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Ralph N. Malott I
Rushville Times, February 21, 2001, page 13, column 4
  Ralph N. Malott, 96, of Vermont, died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2001, at Prairieview Care Center in Lewistown.
  He was born Oct. 19, 1904, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County, the son of Elmer and Effie (Weese) Malott. He married Florine Grace Shields in 1923. She died July 22, 1972.
  He also was preceded in death by two sons, Willis and Leroy; one granddaughter, Melissa Malott; two sisters and two brothers.
  Surviving are four sons, Robert of Lewistown, Bernard (and Stella) of Elmwood; Ralph, Jr., (and Vickie) of Maceo, Ky., and Gaylon (and Brianna) of Marquette Heights; two daughters, Mrs. Jim (Nelda) Fell of Homewood, and Mrs. Joe (Melba) Harris of Channahon; 16 grandchildren; and a number of great and great-great-grandchildren.
  He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid fox hunter, promoting this sport a great deal. He also was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He was employed at International Harvester in Canton for 38 years, retiring in 1968. He also farmed in Vermont and around Fulton County.
  Services were Saturday, Feb. 17, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in the Summum Cemetery near Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to Prairieview Care Center Activity Fund, c/o Prairieview Care Center, Lewistown, IL 61542.

Obituary for Nadyne Patricia Kessling Mann
Rushville Times, Oct. 20, 1999, page 15, column 3
Nadyne Mann
  Nadyne Patricia Kessling Mann, 83, was born April 9, 1916, in Beardstown and died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, at Culbertson Extended Care Unit of Rushville.  She was the daughter of Ralph Frederick and Alma Mary O'Hara Kessling.
She married Bartlett John Mann on Sept. 9, 1944, at Long Beach, Calif.  He died Feb. 9, 1988, at Melbourne, Fla., and his cremains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
  Mrs. Mann also was preceded in death by her parents.
  Surviving is a sister, Shirley (husband Robert L) Goff of Beardstown; one niece; one nephew; and numerous cousins.
  A memorial mass was held at St. Alexius Catholic Church on Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999.  The Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown was in charge of the arrangements.

Death of Catherine "Cassie" Lau Marquis
died: April 21, 1937
Rushville Times, April 28, 1937
  Mrs. Wilma Toland and Mrs. Viola Toland attended the funeral of Wilma's aunt, Mrs. Cassie Marcus, held in Astoria Friday.
  Note: She was the daughter of Emanuel Lau I and Caroline Gipe; married to James Ray Marquis.  Wilma Ruby Chenoweth Toland, married to Robert Lee Toland, son of Bert R. Toland and Minnie "Viola" Viola Caster.  Wilma's parents were Ezra William Chenoweth and Flora Edith Hay, daughter of David Hay and Mathilda "Matilda" Lau, sister of  Catherine "Cassie" Lau Marquis.

Obituary for Elzada Baumgartner Markley
Rushville Times, December 1, 1999, page 15, column 2
  Elzada Markley, 86, of Canton, died Sunday, Nov. 28, 1999, in Canton.
  She was born Sept 9, 1913, in Kerton Township, Fulton County, to Hart and Carrie Markley Baumgartner.
  She married Dayle D. Markley on Feb. 17, 1934, in Astoria. He died Dec. 30,1998.
  She is survived by three daughters, Carol L. Welker of Canton, Mrs. Gene (Carolyn) Bollinger of Canton and Mrs Bill (Sara) Webb of Loveland, Colo; one son, Robert (wife, Connie) Markley of Pekin; four sisters, Opal Milleson of Winter Garden, Fla., Norene Derry of Peoria, Mrs. Robert (Emily) Curless of Astoria and Wilma Weber of Canton; 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandson.
  She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Canton, taught Sunday School for many years, was Sunday School secretary and served on the Christian Education Board for many years. She was a homemaker.
  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1999, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with the Rev. Curtis Foss officiating. Burial will be at Mount Zion Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice or to her church.

Obituary of Henry K. Marlow
Rushville Times, August 12, 1915
Death of Henry Marlow
    Henry K., son of Henson and Esther Marlow, was born in Schuyler county, July 2, 1837, died at his home at Sullivan, Ind., Aug. 6, 1915, age 78 years 1month and 4 days. More than sixty years of his long and useful life was spent in this county. In 1902 he moved to Indiana, where he spent the declining years of his life. He was known and loved by all for his charitable acts of love and kindness toward all. He always had a word of cheer for those who were in trouble or distress and was always ready to give a helping hand. He was converted and joined the M. E. church, South, when a young man and was leader of the Sunday school and classmeeting for several years.
    He seemed to know that the final call had come and his voice was hushed and the busy hand folded. His children and relatives are left to look up thru their grief knowing that God pities our human weakness and permits us by faith to lift the veil that separates us from the great beyond and see the beautiful vision of the loved one not asleep in the bosom of the earth, but gloriously awake in the divine presence of God who bids us ever to lean upon him.
    He was united in marriage to Susan K. Whiteman in 1856. To this union was born ten children, seven girls and three boys, of whom six preceded him to the better land. His first wife died in 1896 and he was united in marriage to Mrs. Julia Marlow of Sullivan, Indiana, who still survives him. He also leaves two brothers to mourn his loss--John W. Marlow and Levi S. Marlow of Schuyler county. He was also an honored member of Camden Lodge No. 648, A. F. & A. M.
    Funeral services were held on the lawn of Levi S. Marlow last Sunday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Humphrey. About sixty members of Camden and Brooklyn Masonic fraternity were present and took charge of the services at the grave in the Marlow cemetery.

Obituary for John Wesley Marlow I
Rushville Times, August 1914
John Wesley Marlow
  John Wesley Marlow was born Aug 16, 1840, and departed this life Aug. 3, 1924, at his home in Rushville, Ill., where he had resided for five years, formerly living on a farm in Camden township.
  To his marriage, August 15, 1861, with Eliza Jane Green, who passed away in the year 1881, were born seven children, all preceding him in death, except one son, Henry Marlow, and one daughter, Rosetta Lung, both of Camden. February 1, 1883, he was united in marriage to Jemima Weightman. To them were born six children: Asa W. Marlow, deceased, Martha Rice of Santa Barbara, California; Gertrude Davis of Rushville, John Jr. of Macomb, Minnie Davis and Ruth Morrell both of Camden, all of whom, with his wife, did all in their power to relieve his suffering and prolong his life.
  Last April he was attached by the afflictions which ended his earthly life, but especially during the last ten weeks, which time he was unable to leave his bed, did he show the patient and uncomplaining spirit which characterized his life.
  He was converted early in life and has ever since recognized God as the giver of all good, and acknowledged Jesus as his Savior. He realized his physical conditions and expressed the wish many times that his spirit might go to its heavenly home, leaving his testimony that his way was clear and he was ready and willing to go.
  He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife and children, one brother, Levi S. Marlow of Camden, twenty-two grand-children, twenty-two great-grand-children, and many other relatives and friends he had gained during his long life on earth. "The truest end of life is to know the life that never ends."
  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon August 5th at the Bethany church in Camden township. Interment was in the Camden cemetery. At the request of deceased his lifelong friend, Levi Agans, conducted the services, assisted by the pastor of the Camden M. E. church.

Obituary for Daniel "Dan" J. Marquis
Rushville Times, September 19, 1928
  Daniel J. Marquis, son of Solomon and Martha Wright Marquis, was born at Plymouth, Ill., March 24, 1872, and died Sept. 13, 1928, aged 56 years, 5 months and 20 days.
  On March 28, 1896, he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Crone. To this union were born four children, viz: Irene, Kenneth, Geneva and Evelyn, who, with the sorrowing wife, survive to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He is also survived by four brothers and five sisters, Douglas, James, Ernest and John, Rebecca Rockwell, Eveline Miller, Jennie Fulk, Bessie Krout and Miss Mary. One sister, Miss Ellen Ewing, preceded him in death thirty-two years ago.
  In the passing of this husband and father has gone one of sterling qualities, a worker, provider and home lover. He was loved and respected by all with whom he came in contact.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. W. Talley, were held from the family residence, four miles northeast of Rushville, on Sunday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. The multitude of friends in attendance at the service was mute attest of the high esteem in which Daniel Marquis was held in the community where the greater part of his life had been spent. Interment was made in Rushville cemetery.
  Card of Thanks - To our many friends and neighbors: Your token of love and appreciation of the loved one who has departed was a great solace. One does not realize how much comfort is derived from such beautiful expressions of sympathy. -- Mrs. Dan Marquis and Family.

Obituary for Elmer Marshall
Rushville Times, November 16, 1922
Brought To Old Home For Burial
  The remains of Elmer Marshall, who died on Tuesday of last week at his home in Macomb, were brought to Rushville Thursday night, and on Friday funeral services were held from the home of Walter Bradbury, Rev. C. E. Fisk, officiating.
  Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Marshall and was born in Rushville, Feb 8, 1900. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers: Everett of Elgin, James of Quincy, and Robert of Normal, and one sister, Hattie Marshall, of Chicago. Interment was in Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Francelia Amina Shear Martin
Rushville Times, October 29, 1925
  Mrs. Francelia A. Martin, widow of the late Jeramial [Jeremiah] H. Martin of McDonough county, died at her home in Scotland township last Thursday and funeral services were held at the Ebenezer church on Sunday, conducted by Rev. H. H. Mullen; interment in Oakwood cemetery, Macomb.
  Mrs. Martin was born December 3, 1853, near Chicago, and lived for a time in Schuyler county and Iowa before removing to McDonough county.
  Her maiden name was Shear, she being married on January 1, 1877, to Jeramial H. Martin who died in 1915. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church from childhood until nine years ago, when she united with the Ebenezer church. She was a strong advocate of christianity, and was a kind neighbor, mother, and wife.
  Surviving she leaves the following sons and daughters: J. E. of Littleton, Mrs. C. E. Woolam, Gertrude Martin, Wallace W., Grover T., D. J., E. Lee and Flaude E. of Macomb; also two brothers, George E. Shear of Rineback, Iowa, and Charles E. of Denver, Colo. Twenty-eight grand-children and four great-grand-children also survive.

Obituary for Geneva "Sam" A. Hillyer Martin
Rushville Times, October 17, 2001, page 15, column 1
Geneva Martin
  Geneva A. "Sam" Martin, 66, of Pensacola, Fla., died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001.
  Mrs. Martin was a native of Littleton and resided in Pensacola for the past 27 years.  Mrs. Martin's parents, Brooks and Tinnie Hillyer and brother, C.B. Hillyer preceded her in death.
  She is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Larry L. Martin of Pensacola; one daughter, Christy (husband Cliff) Warner; one grandson; one granddaughter, One great granddaughter; three sisters, Shirley Runkle of Rushville, Ruby Trone of Macomb, and Ruth Runkle of Littleton.
  Funeral services were Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2001, in Oak Lawn Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Griffin officiating.
  Burial was in Barrancas National Cemetery.

Obituary for Jeremiah Martin
Rushville Times, November 21, 1918
  Jeremiah Martin, a former resident of Schuyler, died last Thursday at his home near Macomb. He had been ill with pneumonia about two weeks when death overtook him. He was married to Helen Deede, to which two children were born, Doris aged 4 years and Edward aged seven months. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Martin, one brother, Marcus, one half-brother Donnie Martin, three half-sisters, Dora, Millie, and Lenora Martin and one sister, Mrs. Willie Dirett.

Obituary for Estella M. Schisler Masterson
Estella M. Masterson
  Estella M. Masterson, 91, formerly of London Mills, died at 4:45 A.M. Wednesday (July 1, 1998) in The Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.
  She was born July 22, 1906, in Abingdon, the daughter of Martin V. and Lucinda Deny Schisler.  She married Michael Hugh Masterson of Sept. 11, 1926, in Macomb.  He died April 12, 1970.
  Surviving are two sons, Thomas Elden Masterson, London Mills, and Duane Masterson, Preston, MN; four daughters, Dorothy Johnson, Nancy Riney and Mary Katherine Butler, all of London Mills, and Donna Kidwell, Knoxville; one brother, Charles Schisler, Portland, OR; three sisters, Ethel Thurman and Naoma Thurman, both of Abingdon, and Ruby Ralson, St. Augustine, 13 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.
  She lived in Hermon before moving to London Mills, where she lived most of her life.
  She was a member of Hermon United Methodist Church, London Mills American Legion Post 470 Auxiliary, and Mothers of World War II.
  Funeral services were held Friday in London Mills United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Rick Kerr officiating.  Corman Memorial Home, London Mills, was in charge of arrangements.
  Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, Galesburg.  Memorials may be made to London Mills Ambulance Service and to London Mills United Methodist Church.

Obituary for Oscar Mathis
Oscar Mathis
  Oscar Mathis, son of Alfred and Martha Mathis, was born in Cass county, at Virginia, Feb. 8. 1878, and departed this life June 29, 1943, at 6:15 a. m., at his home near Browning.
  He was united in marriage with Ferba Jennie Stambaugh, on Dec. 18 1904. To this union were born seven children. Surviving are his widow and five children: Mrs. Eva Green of Macomb, Mrs. Lillie Lancaster of Memphis, Mo., Dayle Mathis of Fairview, Mrs. Wanda Carlile of Macomb, and Cpl. Leland Mathis at Scott Field, Belleville, and seven grandchildren. Three brothers: Henry Mathis of Kansas City, Mo., Fred Mathis of Beardstown, C. B. Mathis of Wewoka, Okla. and a sister Mrs. Lizzie Anderson of, Browning, also survive.
  He was preceded in death by two children: Lawrence and Olive Faye, his father and mother, and four sisters, Mary, Emma, Cora and Minerva.
  The family moved to Walnut Grove in 1912, and resided there until 1930, when they moved to their home in Macomb. In September 1941 they; came to Browning to care for her father, Albert Stambaugh.
  In early manhood he joined the Christian church, and has been a faithful member.
  He was a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather and left to mourn his departure many friends and loved ones.

Obituary for Pearly "Jennie" Ferba Stambaugh Mathis
June 30, 1949
Mrs. Jennie Mathis, Native Of Browning, Died At Memphis, Mo.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Mathis, former resident of Browning, were held Wednesday at 1 p. m. at the Methodist church in Macomb, conducted by Rev. Robert C. Calderwood, and burial was in the Browning cemetery.
  Mrs. Mathis died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lillie Lancaster, in Memphis, Mo., on Monday, following a heart attack.
  She was born January 31, 1866, at Browning, a daughter of Albert and Susan Robertson Stambaugh. She resided in Browning and Walnut Grove before moving to Macomb in 1930. She was a member of the Baptist church at Ridgeville and the Royal Neighbors lodge and American Legion auxiliary. On December 18, 1904, she married Oscar Mathis, who preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two sons and three daughters, Mrs. Eva Green, Mrs. Wanda Carlisle, and Leland Mathis of Macomb; Mrs. Lancaster of Memphis, Mo., and Dayle Mathis of Fairview. Five brothers and sisters: Corbin Stambaugh of Petersburg, Rev. Earl Stambaugh of Browning, William Stambaugh of London Mills, Mrs. Agnes Frew of Canton, and Mrs. Bessie Patton of Littleton, and nine grandchildren also survive. Two children, Lawrence and Olive Faye, two brothers, Henry and Dewey, and an infant sister are deceased.

Obituary for Frank A. Mayfield
Rushville Times, Oct. 13, 1999, page 9A, column 6
Frank A. Mayfield
  Frank A. Mayfield, 94, of the North Adams Home at Mendon, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died Wednesday evening, Oct. 6, 1999, at the home.
  He was born Dec. 23, 1904, in Timewell, the son of Arthur and Florence Kunkel Mayfield.  He married Martha Kruse on Aug. 26, 1937, in Kansas City, Mo., and she preceded him in death on Dec. 7, 1979.
  He is survived by three sons, David (wife, Dorothy) of Ursa, Jon (wife, Mae) of Creve Coeur, Art (wife, Pat) of Loraine; two daughters, Judy (husband, Lawrence) Walton of Paloma, and Karen (husband, Boyd) Bowen of Clayton; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Harold of Wheatland, Calif., and Elmon of Mt. Sterling; one sister, Louise (husband, Russell) Taylor of Mt. Sterling.  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lylarae Davis; two brothers, J.D. and Leonard; and three sisters, Mary Marguerite, Regina Ebbing and Anna Marie Busby.
  Mr. Mayfield attended Brown County rural schools and was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling.  He was retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation.  He served as a Democratic Committeeman for several years.  He enjoyed horseback riding, hunting and fishing.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Holy Farnily Catholic Church with burial at Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.  Hufnagel Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of services.  Memorials are suggested to St. Mary's School at Mt. Sterling.




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