Obituary page 17

Obituary for Anna Bell Colt Montooth
Rushville Times, December 3, 1930
Funeral For Mrs. James Montooth Held Friday
  Mrs. Anna B. Colt Montooth wife of the late James Montooth died at her home after a brief illness.
  Funeral services conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle were held at the First M. E. Church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Anna Bell Colt daughter of Dow Prossor Colt and Ellen Harriett Kuhn Colt was born in Rushville, April 4, 1858. She died at the home on November 26, 1930.
  Miss Anna Colt was united in marriage to James Montooth, June 21, 1883. Vera Adell, George William, Robert Sprout and Chester Doro are the children born to this union. The 3 sons survive her also a sister Miss Lucy Colt and 4 grandchildren.
  Mrs. Montooth was united with the M. E. Church in Rushville.  Her entire life was spent in Rushville.

Rushville Times, December 3, 1930
Funeral For Mrs. James Montooth Held Friday
  Mrs. Anna B. Colt-Montooth, wife of the late James Montooth, died last Wednesday afternoon at her home on North Franklin street, after at brief illness from pneumonia.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle, were held at the First M. E. church Friday afternoon at 2.30 o'clock.  Interment was made in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
  The following obituary was read at the service:
  Anna Bell Colt, daughter of Dow Prosser Colt and Ellen Harriet Kuhn Colt, was born at Rushville April 4, 1858.  She died at her home in this city on November 26, 1930.  Her fatal illness was brief, but very severe from the first.
  She was heroically recovering from the twice recent visits of the death messenger, wherein her home was bereft of loved ones, thru whose long illness she had bestowed upon each the affection and care of which words are too empty to undertake description.  Much of that sorrowful period was made the heavier for her because of a grievous malady that affected her own tired body.  This malady was gradually overcome, however, and she was beginning to look forward to being able to be about again.  And then the summons came.
  Miss Anna Colt was united in marriage to James Montooth June 21, 1883.  Vera Adell, George William, Robert Sprout and Chester Dow are the children born to this union.  The three sons survive her, also a sister, Miss Lucy Colt, and four grandchildren.
  Mrs. Montooth was baptized in infancy and United with the Methodist Episcopal church here in Rushville.  Her entire life was spent in Rushville, and you might say, too, in the church, Her devotion to her Lord and Master and to her beloved family has been a beautiful story of faithful service.  She presided with grace at the piano and sang with the church choir thru many years, and was active in her Sunday school class and the general women's organizations of the church until health conditions in her home prevented her.  She was also a member of the Eastern star and G. A. R. Circle.
  We would not be human it we did not deplore our losses.  The sons lose the dear face of mother and her welcome at the old home door.  The church loses an ardent and devoted adherent.  The community loses a personality that adorned the social circle with rare womanly qualities.  We believe that heaven is enriched by what we lose.

Obituary for Chester Dow Montooth
died: August 20, 1959 at the home of brother, George, Rushville, Illinois
Rushville Times, August 1959
Funeral Services Held Saturday for Chester Montooth
  Chester D. Montooth, 68, who was known through out the middle west as a buyer of horses in which business he was engaged during his entire life, died Thursday morning at the home of his brother George. Altho in ill health for several months his love for horses was maintained to the last, as he attended the harness racing program at the state fair just the day before he died, and also attended several Illinois county fairs this summer.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Marshall H. Ervin officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  A son of James and Anna Colt Montooth, he was born in Rushville October 3, 1891. He attended school in this city and was actively engaged in athletics while in high school.
  At the age of 18 Mr. Montooth started buying horses for his father. He bought horses for the army around Macomb, where he lived for several years. During World War I he entered the army and after his discharge he bought horses and mules for a Chicago firm and traveled all over Iowa, Nebraska and parts of Colorado. He later joined a Galesburg firm and bought horses in southern Kansas, and for several years sold horses in Ohio, Indiana and Wisconsin. He spent much of his time in Wisconsin where he had a small farm and sold horses during the summer months.
  He had lived in Rushville the last 15 years and for the past year had made his home with his brother George W. Montooth. He is also survived by another brother Robert, also of Rushville, and by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister Vera and by his parents.

Obituary for Franklin "Frank" George Montooth
Funeral Service Held Tuesday for Frank Montooth
  Frank Montooth, 79, died Saturday, June 25, in a Jacksonville hospital.  He had been ill for several years.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 28, at 2 p.m. in the Worthington funeral home, the Rev. Leon R. DeForest, officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Frank Montooth, son of George W. and Mary Jane Sloan Montooth, was born December 22, 1875, on the old Montooth farmstead in Oakland township, Schuyler county, and departed this life June 25, 1955, at a Jacksonville hospital, aged 79 years. 6 months and three days. His death followed a long period of failing health.
  Frank Montooth was one of 13 children four brothers and nine sisters, all of whom reached the age of maturity. At the district school in the Houston community, northeast of Rushville, he acquired the elementary education, meanwhile being associated with his other brothers in the occupation of farming under the guidance of a father, whose methods were in keeping with principles of thrift and integrity.
  In the year 1902 he was joined in marriage to Miss Minnie Day, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Day, of his home community, who is deceased.
  Following the death of his parents, Frank Montooth and family occupied the farm which had been the birthplace of the large family of children, and it was there his only daughter, Hildreth was born, who is now a resident of Chicago.
  In the community where the greater part of his life was spent, Frank Montooth was known as a farmer of thrift and integrity, and a neighbor who was always ready to lend a helping hand when sorrow or misfortune entered a home. 
  Beside his daughter Hildreth, he is survived by three sisters, Bertha, who is the wife of Clarence Aten of near Macomb, Mrs. Alice Garrison, of Fremont, Mich., and Mrs. Elizabeth Welker, of Pasadena, California.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, James Edwin, John Walter and Warren Montooth, and six sisters, Mrs. Fanny May Haney, Mrs. Mary Edith Snyder, Mrs. Louella Fry, Mrs. Catherine Phillips, Mrs. Grace Jones and Mrs. Effie Belle Ashwood.

Obituary for George Washington Montooth
Rushville Times and Herald, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, Wednesday, September 21, 1927
Geo. Montooth, Civil War Veteran, Died In Macomb
  George Montooth, Civil War veteran, and a resident of Oakland Township for almost eighty years, died Thurday morning at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Earl Haney {Francis "Fanny" Mae}, in Macomb {Illinois} with whom he had made his home for the last four years.
  The remains accompanied by his family and thirteen members of McDonough County {Illinois} Post No. 6, American Legion of Macomb were brought to Rushville {Schuyler County, Illinois} Sunday afternoon.  Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. W. Monton, assisted by Rev. R. T. Artis of Camden {Illinois}.   An impressive memorial service given by the G. A. R. Circle folloed the services at the church and The Daughter of Veterans paid their tribute in a service at the cemetery.  Only a few of the Civil War veterans were able to attend the funeral.  McDonough County Post American Legion No. 6 was represented by Commander W. R. Butterfield, who was in command of the military escort that marched to the cemetery, where Chaplain W. R. Jenkins conducted the burail service, attended by the color guard.  A military salute by the firing squad was the last tribute paid this veteran soldier.
  George Montooth was born June 23, 1843, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died September 15, 1927, at Macomb, aged 84 years, 2months, and 23 days.
At the age of two years , he came with his parents to Schuyler County {Illinois}, and with the exception of the last four years had been a resident of Oakland Township {Schuyler County, Illinois}.  Then his health began to fail four years ago he went to Macomb to live at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Haney.
He was married Marsh 28, 1860, to Mary Jane Sloan, who preceded him to the home beyond, sixteen years ago.  To this union were born thirteen children.  Two daughter, Mrs. Mary Snyder and Mrs. Louella Frye preceded him in death.
  The children surviving are: Mrs. Fanny Haney; Mrs. Alice VanOrder; Mrs. Grace Jones of Ray {Illinois}; Mrs. Effie Ashwood of Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. Lizzie Walker and Ed of Pasadena, Calif; and Frank and Warren of Watertown, South Dakota.
  He is also survived by sixty-one grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, one brother, James Montooth and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Dean, both of Rushville.
  He was converted during the great revival at Ray {Oakland Township, Schuyler County, Illinois} that was held many years ago in an old log school house east of the farm residence of Gilbert McMillen {north of Ray once Oakland Station}.  He and his wife later united with the Medodist Episcopal Church and remained true to the faith and often during his last sickness told this children he was ready and waiting for the summons "Come enter into the joys of the Lord".
  During the Civil War, he was among the first to enlist for service and srved his country thirty-seven months in 119th Illinois, Infantry, Company B.  It was a great pleasure to talk of the experiences and love of comrades to comrades and just a few days ago, while visiting with his pastor, told of the wonderful life and love for Lincoln.
  Mr. Montooth was a great reader and staunch supporter of his political party.
  He was a very successful farmer and lived on the old homestead until about thirthy years ago when he retired from farming to engage in the general merchandise business at Ray.  He also served seventeen years as Postmaster.  After the death of his wife he deisposed of his business and moved back to the farm.  Two years later he again moved to Ray.  In a short time his health began to fail and it was then he moved to Macomb where he resided until his death.  Most of the time during the past year he was confined to his home.  Wednesday morning, he was taken much worse.  The children were called, but all they could do was to ease and hlep bear his suffering until early Thursday morning he fell peacefully asleep to awake in the beautiful rearms of Heaven.
  Mr. Montooth was always a friend to those in trouble and need and his work will live on.  He was a Christian man, a loving father and a true friend and neighbor, loved and respected by all who knew him.
Thus with the passing of this aged, loved, and respected citizen, another of God's appointed has f\gone to the home prepared by God and His Angels, to a "House not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens".
  119th page

Obituary for George William Montooth
died: August 22, 1974
Rushville Times, August 1974
G. W. Montooth Dies; Rites Held Here Saturday
  George W. Montooth, 88, died Thursday at Culbertson Memorial hospital.  Funeral services were held on Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Worthington Funeral Home, with Rev. Wayne officiating.  Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
  Born in Rushville in 1885, George Montooth lived and worked all his life.  His father was James Montooth, a veteran of the Civil War and a dealer in horses and mules.  George was one of four children: Robert, Vera, and Chester all preceded him in death.  Immediately after leaving high school, where he was an honor student and a Champion broad jumper, he went to work in his father's business.  There he learned to work the long- hours which kept him busy all his life, even after the decline of the decline of the horse business after World War II.  During his long career, he would often start his day at four in the morning, heading for some distant point.  He scoured the countryside for horses to supply the markets of Galesburg, Chicago, Saint Louis, Nashville, Boston, and several points in Maine.  When his father died in 1930, George took over the business which later bore his name.
  At the end of the long days of summer he would often venture out the golf course.  In time he became one of the best golfers in this part of the country, and when he was 72 years old he shot his age, which is a very remarkable in the golf world.  As he grew older he gave encouragement to several generations of young Rushville boys who shared his love of golf.  Some of these men are now top notch players and professionals.  He preferred a direct, personal approach with young people, rather than working through organizations which he never joined.  Every year when autumn came he would head for the Illinois river where he loved to hunt ducks.  He was interested in the Schuyler Gun club which he eventually took over.  All his life he was a man of the outdoors, - and of the -- small town which was his home.
  In 1912 he married Susan Catherine Seely, a singer, musician, and teacher of music.  Together they had four children, the first of whom died in infancy.  The other three, George, Charles and Suzanne, survive him.  His wife, Susan died in 1931 at the midpoint of his life, and he was left to raise his children alone.  He is also survived by five grandchildren: William, Stephen, Susan, Margaret, and Andrew: and by his niece Mary Anne Worthington.
  George Montooth had many friends from all walks of life.  He was equally at home with his friends living on back country farms or along the river, or with the majority leader of the United States Senate in the nation's capital.  He counted among his friends leaders of the business world, including men from Chicago, New York, and Palm Beach.
  He was a keen judge of horseflesh with a knack for knowing his buyers and sellers.  His faithful and devoted barns manager, Henry Serf, who preceded him in death,  was considered one of his family.
  George Montooth was a large and strong man who never knew illness until the very last years of his life, and even then survived severe tests of his constitution.
  The expression "He was his own man" aptly described him.  He lived a full, active, and productive life.  He educated his children as he himself had not been educated.  He possessed imagination and vision in great measure, and saw dangers inherent in large scale industrialized farming.  He advocated small, self-sufficient farms as the best protection against the wild fluctuations of climate, both physical and economical, of which this century has seen so many.  Only recently have ecologists come to share this view.

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

Same page: column 2
Ray News
  Born, to Walter Montooth and wife, March 6th, a son. It lived only about four hours.

  Also: Mrs. John Fry, formerly of Ray, died at the home of her daughters in Rushville on Monday evening.
  submitted by Sara Hemp <cryssara@merr.com>

Death of James Montooth I
Schuyler Citizen, September 9, 1863, page 3, column 1, bottom
Fatal Accident
  On Monday afternoon last, Mr. James Montooth, who lives on the Vermont Road, about 8 miles N. E. of town, while returning home in his two horse wagon from this place, where he had been trading, fell from his seat and was caught between the strandard and fore-wheel.  His horses took fright and ran a distance of nearly one mile, with his head dragging on the ground.  They were stopped near the school house beyond James Ellis, and the unfortunate man taken up in a dying condition, being terribly lacerated and bruised about his head, breast and back.  A physician was sent for, but there was no help for him, and about sundown he was released from his sufferings.  Mr. Montooth was born in Ireland and, has been a citizen of this county for a number of years, and by his own industry and perserverance succeeded in making for himself a very comfortable home.  He leaves a wife and several children.
  Found on Microfilm: The Prairie Telegraph and Schuyler Citizen; Rushville, Illinois; Misc and Missing Issue; (1815 positive).  Microfilm is at the Schuyler County Historical Society and Jail Museum, Rushville, Illinois.

Obituary for James "Jimmy" Montooth II
Rushville Times, April 23, 1930
Taps Sound For James Montooth Civil War Veteran
Was Prominent Thruout the State of Illinois As Dealer In Horses and Mules For Past Fifty Years.
  James Montooth, 82, Civil war veteran and an honored resident of Rushville since 1878, died Monday morning at the Culbertson hospital where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.  His death marks the passing of one of the most prominent horse and mule dealers in Illinois, and from his headquarters in this city, his business transactions extended to many state thruout the Union.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle, were held from the First Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.  Rushville Lodge No. 9 A. F. & A. M. conducted the burial rites of their order at the grave and Rushville Commandery No. 56, Knights Templar, acted as escort .
  James Montooth, son of James and Jane Dean-Montooth, was born in Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 3. 1847, and departed this life at the Culbertson hospital in Rushville on the morning of April 21, 1930, aged 82 years, 6 months and 18 days.
  Mr. Montooth was one of six children all of whom, but one sister Mrs. Catharine Deane of this city, have preceded him in death.
  At the age of two and one-half years he came with his parents Schuyler county where the intervening span of his life of more than eighty years has been spent.
  In January, 1864, he enlisted in Co. B. 119th Illinois Infantry and served under the stars and stripes until August, 1865, when he was mustered out of service.  Returning to Schuyler county at the close of the war for a time he engaged in farming in Oakland township, later engaging in the mercantile business in the village of Ray where he operated a general store for some years.
  In the year 1878 he came to Rushville and established his barns for carrying on an extensive trade in the horse and mule business.  In this business he remained active until September, 1929, when falling health compelled him to sever his connection with the firm, in which his son George is a partner.
  On June 21, 1883, he was united in marriage to Miss Anna D. Colt of this city.  To this union were born four children, namely: Mrs. Vern M. Clifton of Los Angeles Calif.; George W. and Robert S. Montooth of Rushville and Chester D. Montooth of Galesburg, all of whom, with his beloved wife, survive to mourn his passing.
  Mr. Montooth was converted and united with the Methodist church in Rushville in 1881 during a revival conducted by the pastor, G. W. Gray.
  As a citizen and business man he was ever interested in the development of his home city and one of the additions to the city of Rushville bears his name.
  He was one of the most widely known dealers in horses and mules in Illinois and enjoyed an extensive acquaintance thruout the south and east, where be had won many friends in his business dealings.  One of his predominating traits of character that his old-time friends will remember, was his love for a good horse, and never was he seemingly more at ease than when he was in the saddle. 
  Fraternally he was a member of Rushville Lodge NO. 9, A. F. & A. M., Rushville Chapter Royal Arch Masons and Rushville Commandery No. 56 Knights Templar in which organizations he was an active member until the time of his recent illness.

Also:
  James Montooth, who recently purchased "Stella R.," Rodewald Bros.

  119th page

Obituary for John "Walter" Walter Montooth
Rushville Times, July 7, 1949
In Memoriam
John Walter Montooth
  John Walter Montooth was born on February 23, 1879, to George and Mary Jane Sloan Montooth in Oakland township, and departed this life at the Jacksonville state hospital on July 13, 1949, at the age of 70 years, four months, and 20 days.
  On November 22, 1899, he was united in marriage to Hattie Jane Ashwood, who preceded him in death on March 4, 1904. To this union were born three children, Roland of Davenport, Iowa, Freeda May, wife of Alva Roudebush of Ray, and an infant son, deceased.
  On July 19, 1908, he was united in marriage to Adah Briggs of Watertown, S.D., who died in the fall of 1934 from injuries caused by an automobile accident.
  Walter spent his early life in the Houston neighborhood, later moving to South Dakota, where he lived about 18 years. IN the past 25 years he has lived in Macomb and Rushville.
  He was one of 13 children, six of whom are still living, namely; Mrs. Frances Haney of Hazel, S.D., Mrs. Elizabeth Welker of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Alice Garrison and Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Katharine Phillips and Frank Montooth of Rushville. The deceased were Warren and Edward Montooth, Mrs. Mary Snyder, Mrs. Louella Fry, Mrs. Grace Jones and Mrs. Effie Ashwood.
  Besides the son and daughter, sisters and brother, he leaves to mourn his passing a sister-in-law, Mary Davy of Girard, Ill., who lived in his home several years, five grandchildren all of the Rushville vicinity, seven great-grandchildren of who he was very proud, and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Perry-Voorhees Memorial home, with Rev. J. A. Mason in charge. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Mary Jane Sloan Montooth
Rushville Times, September 7, 1911, Page 1, column 4
Death Of Mrs. Geo. Montooth
  Mrs. Mary Jane Montooth, wife of Geo. Montooth of Ray, died on Friday, September 1st, at 10 a.m., after an illness which extended over a period of six years.  She was first stricken with paralysis in 1906, and she rallied, she never regained her strength, and for the past two years had been an invalid.
  On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services were held at the home in Ray, assisted by Rev. R. C. Nenila (?) of Ray, assisted by Rev. C. M. Wilson of Astoria, and there was a large attendance of friends, the interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Mary Jane Sloan was born January 20, 1848, at Washington, Indiana, and died at the family residence in Ray, September 1, 1911.  She was married to George Montooth in Littleton Township in 1867.  To this union were born thirteen children, two preceding her in death - Mrs. Louella Fry and Mrs. Mary Snyder. 
  Those living and with her in her last illness are: Edward and Walter {John Walter} of Watertown, South Dakota; Mrs. Lizzie Welker of Salem, Oregon; Mrs. Fanny Hadey of Low Paint, Illinois; Mrs. Allie VanOrder of Industry, Illinois; Mrs. Effie Ashwood, Mrs. Kate Phillips, Mrs. Bertha Aten and Frank of Oakland {Township}; Grace and Warren residing at home. 
  Mrs. Montooth was a devoted Christian mother.  In 1866, she united with the Baptist Church at Littleton and later she united with the M. E. Church, and lived a true Christian life.  She was loved and highly respected, and our loss is her eternal gain.  She leaves to mourn her loss, a husband, eleven children and thirty-seven grandchildren besides a host of relatives and friends.

Obituary for Nellie "Nell" Dorothy Walker Montooth
Died: February 24, 1975
Rushville Times February 1975
Mrs. Nell D. Montooth, 76, of 426 W. Washington, died Monday morning at her home.
  Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home.  The Rev. Harold Hedden officiated, and burial was in Rushville cemetery.
  She was born in Rushville on June 24, 1898, a daughter of Allen and Cora McCabe Walker.  She married Robert S. Montooth Oct. 8, 1920, in Rushville.  He died Dec. 15, 1969.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ann) Worthington of Rushville; seven grandchildren; three great--granddaughters; one brother, Fred Walker of Elkhart Ind.; and two sisters, Miss Mary Walker and Mrs. Ruth Troehmel, both of Rushville.
  One brother, Robert Walker, preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Montooth was a member of First United Methodist church where she served as secretary.  She also was a 50-year member of Schuyler Chapter of Order of Eastern Star.

Obituary for Robert Spoul Montooth
died" December 15, 1969
Rushville Times, December 1969
Rites Held Wednesday For Robert S. Montooth
  Robert S. Montooth, 81, passed away Monday evening at Culbertson Memorial hospital following a lingering illness.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 10 a. m. at the Worthington Funeral home with the Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating.  Interment was in the family lot in Rushville cemetery.
  Mr. Montooth was born in Rushville on February 23, 1888, son of James and Anna Colt Montooth.  He married Nellie Walker October 8, 1920, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Edward (Mary Ann) Worthington; seven grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and one brother, George Montooth of this city.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one brother.  He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Rushville and was employed by the State of Illinois for 18 years as sales tax inspector in the department of revenue.

Obituary for Roland "Rollie" Franklin Montooth
Rushville Times, November 3, 1977
Graveside Services for Roland Montooth, 77
  Roland Montooth, 77, of Rushville, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial hospital.
  Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rushville City cemetery.
  Mr. Montooth was born Aug. 10, 1900, in Oakland township, Schuyler county, the son of John Walter and Hattie Jane Ashwood Montooth. He was a construction worker, worked on the railroad and in a foundry.
  He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alva (Freida) Roudebush of Rushville; two nephews and three nieces.
  He was preceded in death by one brother.
  Note: sister's name is Freeda May Montooth Roudebush.

Obituary for Susan Catherine Seeley Montooth
Rushville Times, June 1931
Death Came Suddenly To Mrs. Geo. W. Montooth
  A pall of sadness was cast over the city of Rushville early Tuesday morning when it was learned that Susan Seeley-Montooth, wife of George W. Montooth, had suddenly passed away at the Culbertson hospital, following a few days illness that was regarded by none of her friends or family as being critical at any time.
  When she was taken ill with an infection in her throat she was removed from her home on West Lafayette street to the Culbertson hospital, where, under the care of a special nurse, it was expected she would have a more complete rest and quicker recovery .
  Tuesday morning about 1 o'clock complications suddenly arose which affected her heart, and without a minute's notice took the life of one who was greatly needed in her happy family.
  So quick, so sudden was her passing that it is hard for her family and her large circle of friends to realize that she has ceased to live the life that for her was so full, so active and so considerate of others.  Her place in this world can never be filled, but this community in which she has always made her home has been richened by the deeds of her short life.
  Funeral services will be held at the home on West Lafayette street Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock in charge of Rev. H. A. Burgess, assisted by Rev. E. K. Towle.
  Susan Catherine Seeley, daughter of Catherine Ida Scott and John Jay Seeley, was born Februray 1, 1887, and passed away June 2, 1931.  She was graduated from Rushville high school in 1905; for two years she attended the Chicago Musical College, and until her marriage, had charge of  the music department in the Rushville public schools.  In her capacity as- teacher she endeared herself to all her pupils, her influence on whom has been deep and lasting.      
  On August 29, 1912, she was united in marriage to George William Montooth, who, with her mother and the following children, survive: George Seeley, James Charles and Suzanne Catherine. She also is survived by three brothers, Warren L. Seeley of Dubuque, Iowa; Charles Seeley, of Long Beach, California, and Dwight E. Seeley, of Chicago.
  The sudden death of Susan Seeley-Montooth early Tuesday morning came as a great shock to her family, to her many friends and to the whole community of Rushville.  A devoted wife and mother, her interest centered not only in her home and children; but in the wider circle of church and civic activities.  She was a communicant of the Episcopal church and an active member of the Women's Guild and Auxiliary; Chapter A. L. of P. E. 0. will miss her loyal friendship and her place with them cannot be filled.  All Rushville mourns her passing.

Obituary for Warren Dexter Montooth; death of Edward "Eddie" James Montooth
Warren died: May 7, 1943
Edward died February 15, 1943 Pasadena, Los Angeles County, California
Rushville Times, May, 1943
Warren Montooth
  Warren Montooth, 58, a native of Oakland township, and a son of George and Mary Jane Sloan-Montooth, deceased, died May 7 in Los Angeles, California, following a several months illness from cancer of the stomach. His death followed that of his oldest brother, Edward, whose death occurred only two months previous in California and was also the result of cancer of the stomach.
  Warren was born on the old homestead farm in the Houston school district north-east of Rushville, and grew to young manhood there.  More than twenty-five years ago he removed to South Dakota, later going to California to reside.
  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Gerald and Robert, both of whom are in the army, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Fanny Haney of Watertown, South Dakota, Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Alice Garrison of Toulon, Mrs. Grace Jones of Oakland township, Mrs. Lizzie Welker of Pasadena, California and Mrs. Kate Phillips and Frank and Walter Montooth of Rushville.
Ephraim S. Moore Death
Schuyler Citizen, August 3, 1864
  Ephraim Moore died on 8 July 1864 in Army Field Hospital at Chattanooga, Tenn., from diarrhea, member of Co. A, 84th Infantry Regt.  His brother, Littleton Moore lives here in Oakland township.

Obituary for John D. Moore
July 29, 1909
Death of a "Forty-Niner"
John D. Moore, Pioneer Resident of Schuyler County, Died Monday
  The life career of John D. Moore, a pioneer resident of Buenavista township, came to a close on Monday evening at 10 o’clock, and with his passing another of the men who played a prominent part in the development of Schuyler county has passed to his reward.
  For several months Mr. Moore has been steadily failing-in health, and his once rugged constitution was weakened by a paralytic stroke that came upon him some time ago.  But even ill health and the weight of years could not wholly repress that buoyant, cheer spirit that was a marked trait of Mr. Moore, and thruout his long illness he was cheerful and happy and at peace with the world, for he realized that his life work was drawing to a close and he looked to the future unafraid, as he had lived a noble, upright life and was prepared to go.
  On Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock funeral services were held at the family residence in this city, conducted by his pastor, Rev. A. P. Stover, and the remains were interred in the Rushville cemetery.

Biographical Sketch
  John D. Moore, Son of Thomas and Mary Elmore Moore, was born in Kentucky, Dec. 7, 1825.  When eleven years of age his parents emigrated to Schuyler county, locating in Buenavista township, and here his long busy, useful life was spent.  He was one of the pioneers in Schuyler, and he had the keen insight to stay with the prairie farm and do his share of the work of development, which in year to come brought handsome returns, and when he retired from active work Mr. Moore was one of the largest land owners of Schuyler county.
  In the winter of 1848-49, when Illinois was roused by the stories of the rich gold discoveries in California, Mr. Moore joined the band of venturesome wealth-seekers and made the trip overland to the Pacific coast.  He was one of the fortunate ones and returned two years later with 2,500, which he invested in prairie land near the old homestead.
  On Feb. 29, 1852, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary A. Turner, who is a native of Rushville, where she was born March 8, 1831, and their married life was a happy one, as together they shared the hardships, joys and pleasures of life for more than half a century, and in their hospital home gave cheery welcome to their friends thruout the long years.
  On the farm in Buenavista township eleven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Moore.  Andrew died when nineteen years of age and Christopher in infancy, and surviving ones are: Rev. George T. of Des Moines, Iowa; James B. of Sherman county, Kan.; Mrs. Geneva Ritchey of Macomb; Mrs. Geo. {George} Demaree of Danville, Illinois; Miner A., state of Washington; Mrs. S. B. Ross, Wheeler A. and Peter of Buenavista township.

Obituary of Luther "Lutie" M. Moore
Rushville Times, January 4, 1917
Cut Down in Early Manhood
  A gloom was cast over the entire community Tuesday morning when the news went out the "Lutie" Moore was dead.  He was taken ill with pneumonia fever Wednesday night of last week and continued to grow worse last week until Tuesday morning at 7:45, when the spirit took its flight back to God who gave it, leaving sorrow and desolation in the home where he was the main comfort of his aged father, since the death of his mother last spring.
  Luther was the eldest son of Samuel T. and Elizabeth Moore.  He was born on a farm in Buenavista township, Aug. 22, 1880, and departed this life Jan. 2, 1917, aged 36 years, 4 months and 10 days.
  In the year 1906 he was married to Miss Estella Sherman, who passed away within a year after their marriage, leaving the young husband and an infant son, Lloyd, to face life's battles alone.  After the death of his wife he returned to his parent's home to reside, where his devotion to his mother was a marked trait of character that his friends were familiar with, and until the time of her death he was a loyal, obedient son.
  Besides his aged father and son he is survived by one brother, Kenneth D., three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Kordsiemon of Berwyn, Mrs. Clyde Legg of Doddsville and Mrs. George Sloan, who resides near the family home.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. D. Mayhew, will be held at Antioch church this (Thursday) afternoon at 2 o'clock, after which the remains will be brought to Rushville and interred beside his wife and mother, who preceded him in death.

Mary A. Turner Moore and Asa D. Goodwin Deaths
August 26, 1909
  In the death of Mrs. John D. Moore and Asa D. Goodwin two of the early residents of Schuyler county have been called to their final reward.  Mrs. Moore was a native of Schuyler county and had lived here continuously for more than seventy-eight years, while Mr. Goodwin had made his home in Rushville since 1833.
  Mrs. Moore died on Friday evening at 9:30 o'clock, and funeral services were held at the family residence on East Adams street Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. P. Stover, and the remains were interred in the Rushville cemetery besides her husband, who preceded her to the tomb four weeks ago.  The following obituary was read at the funeral:
  Mary A. Moore, wife of John D. Moore, was born March 8, 1831, in Rushville, and died Aug. 20, 1909, in Rushville.  Mrs. Moore was the daughter of Samuel and Rachel (Robertson) Turner, natives of Virginia and North Carolina.  Her parents were among the earliest settlers of Schuyler county, coming here in 1829.  Her brothers were Allen R. and Willis, the former being the only surviving member of the family.
  The deceased was educated in the public subcription schools of Rushville.  She married to John D. Moore Feb. 29, 1852, and to this union were born eleven children, three of whom are dead and eight living; also twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
  Mrs. Moore was converted when about forty years of age, under the ministry of Rev. Uriah Warrington, since which time she has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.  She was an earnest, devoted christian woman, a lover of the holy scriptures, having a deep and remarkable christian experience.  The story of her conversion was read at her funeral as written by herself and published in "The Banner" some years ago.  The text from which her funeral was preached was chosen by herself for the occasion.  She was fully apprised of her departure, and as death approached she exhorted her children to live righteously and to meet her in heaven.

Obituary for Lola Rippetoe Morehead
Rushville Times, February 1921
  Lola Morehead was born in Schuyler County on June 13, 1864 and died January 25, 1921, at the age of fifty-six years, seven months, and twelve days in Beardstown.
  She was married to Harry Morehead in 1890. To this union was born one child, Mrs.William W. Walker of Rushville. Lola was survivied by her husband, daughter, six grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. C.W. (William) Gorges, and one brother Robert Rippetoe.
  Mrs. Morehead lived a christian life for many years and at the time of her death was a member of the Rushville Union Baptist Church. She had been in poor health for more than a year.
  Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. Lucy Waddell, were held at the late home, 1102 East 9th Street, at 1:30 o'clock, Wednesday, January 26. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for JoAnn Bedenbender Morgan
Rushville Times, November 22, 2000, page 17, column 1
Joann Morgan
  Joann Morgan, 61, of Brooklyn, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Funeral services for Joann Morgan will be announced by the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.

Rushville Times, November 29, 2000, page 15, column 3
JoAnn Morgan
  JoAnn Morgan, 61, of Brooklyn, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2000, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  She was born March 1, 1939, in Rushville, the daughter of Floyd and Maxine (Steadman) Bedenbender.  She married Ed Morgan in Palmyra, Mo., in 1982.  He survives.
  Also surviving are her mother of Littleton; one son, Roger Wheeler (and friend Teddye Jones) of Rushville; two daughters, Heidi Van DeVenter (husband Scott) of Versailles, and Cindy Rhoades (husband Randy) of Littleton; one step-son, Joe Morgan (and friend Tina Montague); and seven grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her father and one son, Mike Wheeler.
  She was an aid and drove a bus for handicapped children in the Schuyler School District for several years.  She retired from Culbertson Memorial Hospital in July 1998, after working as a nurse's aid for many years.  She attended the Brooklyn United Methodist Church.
  She enjoyed crafting, sewing and traveling.  She was very active and loved getting out and spending time with family and friends.
  Funeral services were Saturday at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating.  Burial was in the Brooklyn Cemetery.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Moneta "Aunt Nettie" Busby Morgan
Rushville Times, July 26, 1956
Mrs. Moneta Morgan, 84, Dies Here Monday; Rites Held Wednesday
  Mrs. Moneta Busby Morgan, 84, died Monday morning, July 23, at the Culbertson Memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for some time.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist church, the Rev. J. A. Mason, of Pekin officiating. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Brooklyn township.
  Moneta Busby Morgan, widow of Fred Morgan and a daughter of George Washington and Susan Carpenter Busby, was born May 29, 1872, in Schuyler county and departed this life at the Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville on July 23, 1956 aged 84 years, one month and 25 days. Her death followed a prolonged illness.
  The parents of Mrs. Morgan were natives of Kentucky, coming to Illinois in the year 1865. Here they reared a family of eight children of whom Moneta was the youngest daughter. Her early childhood was spent in the village of Ripley, where she received her elementary education. After completing the high school course in the Rushville high school in 1892, she taught in the rural schools of Schuyler county for 16 years and today the numbers are legion of successful men and women who mourn her passing, as they attribute their success in life to the foundation that was laid for their future, in the various schools taught by their beloved teacher, "Miss Nettie".
  On Dec. 23, 1906, she was joined in marriage to Fred Morgan of Brooklyn township. To this happpy union were born two children, Maxine, the wife of Walter Lang, Sr., of Northfield, Ohio, and Maurice Morgan, who with his family resides in Rushville.
  Mrs. Morgan was bereft of her husband in 1941, his death bringing to her a great loss and sorrow.
  In early life she was converted to the cause of Christ and became affiliated with the Methodist church. Before the impairment of her health she was a loyal and active member of her church in whatever community happened to be her home.
  Besides her two children, Mrs. Morgan is survived by the following  grandchildren: Allyne, John Edward and James Morgan; Janet, Gayle and Walter Lang Jr. She was the last surviving member of her family, her parents and the following brothers and sisters having preceded her in death: Frank, James, Forrest and Joseph Busby, Annie Dennis, Alice Gust and Ella Busby.
  Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews who will miss the wise counsel of "Aunt Nettie."

Obituary for Elizabeth M. Hester Morris
Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 6
  Elizabeth M. Morris, 89, of Rushville, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born Nov. 17, 1910, in Huntsville Township in Schuyler County, the daughter of the late Thomas M. and Maude (Miller) Hester. She married John Russell Morris on April 25, 1935, in Paris, Ill., and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1981.
  Surviving are one son, Jon R. Morris (wife Sidney H.) of Fairfax, Virg.; one daughter, Sara Jane Carmody (husband Robert E.) of Haddonfield, N.J.; and four grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frederick, Maurice and Thomas Hester; and one sister, Cyrene M. Hester.
  She received her master's degree from Illinois State University in Normal and was a school teacher, teaching in Camden, Mt. Sterling, and Bloomington. She retired in 1976 as a reading specialist in Jacksonville. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, the United Methodist Women, the Illinois Reading Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery at Huntsville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel.
  Memorials may be given to the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Illinois, Jacksonville Branch, 1521 West Walnut, Jacksonville, or to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Obituary of George Moore
died: September 30, 1924
Rushville Times, Oct. 2, 1924
George Moore Died In Brown County
  Funeral services for George Moore, who died at his home east of Mt. Sterling on Monday, were held at the Baptist church on South Jackson street Wednesday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. Willard Bell, assisted by Revs. Watta and Nowlin. The interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mr. Moore, who made his home in Rushville before removing to Brown county, was 61 years, 8 months and 24 days old. He had been in falling health for the past year. His widow and a family of six children  are left to mourn his death, also two brothers, L. R. and Sam  Moore, and one sister, Mrs. George Miller, and several half brothers and sisters.

Obituary for Herman Morris
died: March 25, 1904
Rushville Times, 3-31-1904
The infant son of Page Morris died Friday morning.  The remains were interred in the Vermont cemetery.
  Note: This is Herman Morris, born January 1, 1904, died March 25, 1904, son of Edward "Page" Morris III and Minnie Elizabeth Aten Morris.

Obituary for Nancy "Dolly" E. Walker Morris
Rushville Times
  A great shadow of grief hangs over our community due to the death of our beloved citizen, Mrs. Nancy E. Morris.
  Mrs. Morris had been in failing health for several months and on December 7 entered Holmes Hospital in Macomb and submitted to an operation for tumor. She recovered sufficiently to be home in three weeks. She improved and it was hoped she would soon be restored to her usual health, but on Tuesday night, January 11, she was taken suddenly and seriously sick. Her physician was immediately called but all medical skill and the aid of her beloved family could do was help ease her suffering until she quietly and peacefully fell asleep in Jesus, Saturday morning, January 15th, at 1:00 o'clock.
  Nancy Elizabeth Walker, one of nine children born to James Fletcher and Atemicia Walker, was born in Schuyler County, October 1, 1876 and died at her home in Ray, Illinois January 15, 1927, aged 50 years, 3 months and 14 days. On August 10, 1893, at Rushville, Illinois she was married to Robert F. Morris. To this union was born four children; three sons and one daughter : Everett Earl of Youngstown, Mrs. Gladys Billingsley of near Adair, William B. of Ray and James Edward at home.  These children, with the grief stricken husband, are left to mourn her departure and will always cherish memory of a devoted, loving wife and mother. She is also survived by five brothers and two sisters and two half-brothers: Mrs. George Baughman of Pittsburgh, Kansas, Mrs. Nellie Sloan of Ottumwa, Iowa, Fletcher Walker of Lafayette, Stephen Walker of Toulon, Charles Walker of Rushville, Lewis Walker of Ottumwa, Iowa, Isaac of Green River, Wyoming, two half-brothers: James Day of Portland, Oregon, and Richard Day of Mount Vernon. One brother John died many years ago, a half-brother, Harry Day, died 12 years ago.  Her father died February 18, 1882, and her mother died December 27, 1915. She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
  She was converted and united with the M.E. Church when young and has always lived an active, devoted Christian life.She loved her God, her church and all her church work. Her home was always open with a hearty welcome for her pastors and all  those coming to to build the cause of of her Savior. She willingly and cheerfully did what she could.   She loved all little children and spent many happy hours with them.  She was a good neighbor and her deeds of love and charity were every day deeds. Her deeds of love are shown everywhere and her work will go on and on as a guiding star and her memory will always be cherished. She was the maker of a happy home. Her children can rise up and call her blessed. The heartbroken husband, who depended so much on her help, love and encouragement, mourns, but not without hope. Hers was a life well lived, a work well done and she has answered the summons: "Come up higher, enter into the joys of Thy Lord." When she realized  the end was near, she said, "Father I have to go," and requested that her children live right, and fell asleep in  prayer.
  Funeral services were held Monday at the Methodist Church in Ray, conducted by Reverend Shively of Vermont. Interment was in Vermont Cemetery.

Obituary for Robert Franklin Morris
Rushville Times, April 20, 1950
  Robert F. Morris, 78, died last Wednesday night at the Culbertson Hospital, where he had been admitted earlier that day.
  Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the First Methodist Church in this city, with the Reverend J. A. Malone officiating. Burial was in the Vermont cemetery.
  Robert F. Morris, eldest son of Edward Page and Nancy L. Aten-Morris, was born on a farm in Oakland township, Schuyler county, October 14, 1871, and departed this life at the Culbertson hospital in Rushville, April 12, 1950, aged 78 years, five months and 29 days.
  The early life of Robert Morris was spent in the parental home in the Oakland Center community. It was in the Oakland Center district school that he aquired his education, and assisted his father in farming operations until he reached young manhood.
  On August 10, 1893, he was joined in marriage to Miss Nancy E. Walker, a daughter of  James and Artemicia Ackman-Walker. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Morris established a home in the village of Ray, where four children - one daughter and three sons, came to bless their happy union, and all grew to useful womanhood and manhood.
  In early life Mr. Morris was converted, and with his wife and children were affiliated with the Methodist church at Ray, and throughout the intervening years he was ever loyal to his church; to his community as a citizen, and to his family as a devoted husband and father.
  It was on January 15, 1927, that a never-ending sorrow came into the life of Mr. Morris, when he was bereft of his loving companion, with whom he had traveled lifes pathway for more than 33 years. For some years following the death of his wife, he continued to operate his business of a general store - a business in which he had been successfully engaged for the entire years of his wedded life. It was only when his health became impaired that he disposed of his business and came to Rushville to make his home with his sons, William and Edward.
  Surviving to mourn the loss of a devoted father are the following children: Earl E. Morris of Peoria; Gladys, the wife of Clarence Billingsley of Camden township; William B. and James Edward of Rushville, he is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Jones of Rushville; Mrs. Grace Lammerts of Roseville, and Mrs. Ophelia Taylor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; two brothers, Page Morris of Good Hope and Harry Morris of Canton.
  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Phillips, Mrs. Bertha Phillips, Mrs. Myrtle Lammerts and Mrs. Tessie Sparks; also one brother who died in infancy.

Death Notice for Roy Glen Morris
Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
  The home of Mr. and Mrs. Page Morris, who reside near Roseville, was saddened Tuesday morning when their eldest son, Roy Morris, passed away following a brief illness from influenza-pneumonia. The young man was eighteen years of age, the eldest of several children. The father of deceased is a son of Mrs. Nancy Morris of Ray, and grew to young manhood in that locality.

Obituary for Wilbur E. Morris
Rushville Times, August 1, 1990
Wilbur Morris Of Browning Dies
  Wilbur E. Morris, 72, of rural Browning died at 6:36 p.m. Tuesday, July 24, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was a member of the Browning Church of Christ where memorial services were held at 7 p.m. Friday. The Rev. John Ruppel officiated. Burial will be held at a later date at Bader Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements.
  Born Feb. 18, 1918, in Topeka to George and Gladys Folsum Morris, he married Doris Cox on Dec. 23, 1928, in Palmyra, Mo.
  She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Neil of Browning and Phillip of Kim, Colo; one granddaughter; one sister, Cecil Franks of Forest City; and one brother, Frank of Manito. He was preceded in  death by one son, one grandson, one sister and two brothers.

Peoria Journal Star, September 17, 1991, Page: D6
Wilbur Morris
  Browning - Burial of ashes, with graveside military services, for Wilbur E. Morris, 72, of rural Browning will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Bader Cemetery.
  He died July 24, 1990, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  The services will be conducted by Astoria American Legion Post 25. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Sarah Gwynn Mote
December 1888
Sarah Mote
  Sarah Mote, wife of Hiram Mote, died Springfield, Ill., December 9th, 1888, aged 59 years, 8 months, and 1 day. She was born in Kentucky and in an early day moved to Illinois, where she was married in 1846. Soon after she became a member of the United Brethren Church, in which she and her husband were earnest and faithful members. One their farm a church was built that is unknown as Mote Chapel. Mr. Mote preceded his wife in death several years. Her death was the result of an accident, by which she was badly bur??. She was a most devoted Christian, and he last moments were full of prayer and praise. Her remains were buried at Astoria, by the side of her husband where they together await the call to life at the resurrection morning.
  J. S. Smith
  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 Lois J. Keeney/Kenney Mouser
Rushville Times, Oct. 20, 1999, page 15, column 3
Lois Mouser
  Lois J. Mouser, 73, of Pensacola, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at Pensacola West Florida Medical Center.
  She was born Feb. 23, 1926, in Macomb, Ill., the daughter of Verne Keeney {Kenney} and Frances Miller Kenney. She married Albert Spiller on Sept. 25, 1945. He died March 28, 1977. She later married Hursel Mouser in 1978. He survives in Lillian, Ala.
  Also surviving are her mother of Florida; two stepsons, Rodney Mouser of Bethalto, Ill., and Robert Mouser of Birmingham, Ala.; two daughters, Denise Creakmore of New Orleans, La., and Debbie Bush of Edwardsville, Ill. and four grandchildren.
  She was born in McDonough County, where she lived until age 20. She then moved to Wood River and was employed as a manager of a Montgomery Wards store in the area, retiring in 1983. In 1991, she moved to Lillian, Ala.
  Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at Vermont Cemetery in Vermont, Ill. Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, Ill., was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Mary Belle Robertson Mummert
Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 5
Mary Belle Mummert
  Mary Belle Mummert, 87, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born June 17, 1912, in Plainfleld, N.J., the daughter of Robert D. and Carrie T. (Taylor) Robertson. She married DeVere Mummert June 13, 1930, in Glendale, Calif.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Leitch.
  Surviving are three sons, Robert (wife Loretta) Mummert of Astoria, Jon (wife Cindy) Mummert of Browning, and James (wife Marti) Mummert of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of Astoria Christian Church.
  She had been a secretary for a law firm in Springfield and an editor for a Springfield publishing company.
  Services will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at the Astoria Christian Church with Gary Sheets officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in the Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Josephine D. Straub Murray
Rushville Times, Feb. 9, 2000, page 13, column 6
Josephine Murray
  Josephine D. Murray, 81, of Rushville, died Friday at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in LaSalle, the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Pinkala) Straub. She married James C. Murray on Feb. 26, 1972, in Ottawa. He survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, James Romano (wife Diane) of La Salle and Kevin L. Murray (wife Nancy) of Springfield; two daughters, Susan B. Seymore (husband Bill) of Macomb and Sharon K. Edwards (husband Martin) of Rushville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
  She was a homemaker and worked for Westclox in La Salle for 26 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
  A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Robert Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to St. Rose Catholic Church or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Dorothy May McDaniel Perry Peterson Myers
Rushville Times, May 3, 2000, page 17, column 4
Dorothy Myers
  Dorothy May Peterson, 83, of Mt. Sterling, died April 27, 2000, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
  She was born June 11, 1916, in Versailles, the daughter of William Leslie and Mary Angeline Coulter McDaniel. She married Virginius V. Perry. He preceded her in death in 1948. She then married James Wilson Peterson. He preceded her in death in 1987.
  She was a homemaker and was a member of the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church.
  She also was preceded in death by two infant sons in 1943, a son, Daniel Lee Perry, in 1970, and a brother, Roy McDaniel.
  Surviving are two sons, Paul Murray Perry (wife Carol) of Rushville and William "Bill" Peterson (wife Pauline) of Mt. Sterling; one daughter, Kay Peterson Taylor (husband Tom) of Gilmer, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Funeral service was Saturday, April 29, in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Lyle D. Bullard officiating. Burial was in the Hersman cemetery in Hersman. Hufnagel-Graham Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund, 435 Camden Rd., Mt. Sterling, IL 62353.

Obituary for Violet H. Myers
Rushville Times, May 3, 2000, page 17, column 5
Violet Myers
  Violet H. Myers, 92, of Astoria, died Thursday, April 27, 2000 at Astoria Healthcare Center.
  She was born Feb. 24, 1908, in Astoria, the daughter of Charles A. and Mamie C. (Curtis) Myers.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Helen.
  Surviving are two brothers, Charles C. Myers of Astoria and Merlin C. (wife Wanda) Myers of Ipava; two sisters, Martha C. Howell of Oklahoma City, Okla, and Mrs. Joe (Lauralee) Sedmack of Redland, Calif.
  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Highland Park, Calif. She had been employed as a secretary at Ausburg College in Minneapolis, Minn., and also worked at the Rock Island Arsenal.
  Services were Saturday, April 29, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Collis Trone officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to Woodland Church of The Brethren or Astoria Healthcare Center.

Obituary for P. "Kenneth" Kenneth Crumley
February 4, 1987
Services Held For Kenneth Crumley
  Kenneth Crumley, 77, of 815 S. First Ave. in Canton died at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, January 31, at Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
  Services were held Tuesday at the Free Methodist Church in Canton.  The Rev. Kevin VanTine officiated.  Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Free Methodist Church.
  Born April 12, 1909, in Schuyler County to John and Lizzy Ashwood Crumley, he married Sara Davis Sept. 23, 1929, in Schuyler County.  She survives.
  Other survivors include three sons, Wayne A. of Canton, Phillip K. of East Peoria and John of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hamblin of Middletown, Iowa, and Mrs. Hazel Leedy of Neosho Falls, Kan. 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two step-grandchildren; and four brothers, Ralph of Monmouth, Paul of Washington, Herbert of Rushville and John of Beardstown.  He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.
  He was a farmer and retired from Peoria Blacktop in 1973.

Obituary for Clyde Dean
Rushville Times, Dec. 24, 2003
Clyde Dean
  Clyde Dean, 91, of Vermont, died Friday at 7 a.m. at the Wesley Health Care Center in Macomb.
  He was born Feb. 19, 1912, in Lewis Station, Mo., the son of Daniel and Grace Hankins Dean. He first married Fredrica Fredrick, and then  married Velma Lybarger Crabtree on Jan. 5, 1955. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Richard Dean; one stepson, Ennie (wife Theresa) Crabtree of Macomb; one stepdaughter, Maria (husband Don) Butcher of Vermont; three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; and 14 step great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Dean, and one infant sister.
  He retired from Bader and company and then worked for Stanford O'Hern stock farms as foreman and was a carpenter.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at Kost Memorial Home with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating and burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Wesley Village  Special Care Unit.

Obituary for Glen L. Howerter
Canton Daily Ledger, January 2003
Glen Howerter
  Glen L. Howerter, 76, of 351 West Oak Street, Smithfield, died at 3:20 p.m. December 31, 2002, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  He was born April 3, 1926, in Smithfield, to Elra and Alice (Hammond) Howerter.  He married Marla J. Sherwood on September 25, 1948, in Santa Ana, California.  She died November 16, 1996.
  He was also preceded in death by one son, Bruce Howerter, and one sister.
  Surviving are one son, Larry E. (and Marcy) Howerter of Monroe City, Missouri; one daughter, Debbi (and Randy) Inman of Marquette Heights; two brothers, Robert Howerter of Smithfield, and Harold Howerter of Washington; tow sisters Willodane Esmond of McHenry and Maxine Arnette of Fairfax, Va.; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Dorla Helle of Cuba.
  He had worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 33 years, retiring in 1978, and also had worked as a school bus driver for Cuba School District.
  He was a World War II Navy veteran and was a member of Harold C. Hoopes American Legion Post 17 in Ipava.
  Services were held January 4 at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba, the Rev. Layton Malone officiating. Burial was in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield, with military services conducted by his legion post.
  Memorials may be made to the Grant Keime Memorial Trust Fund.

Obituary for Charles Douglas Miley
Rushville Times, January 3, 2001, page 13, column 2
  Charles D. Miley, 83, of Springfield, Va., formerly of Ipava, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, at Fairfax Station, Va.
  He was born Aug. 14, 1917, in Clarksville, Pa., the son of Harold Verne and Nellie (Orndorff) Miley. He married Roberta Ladd on Dec. 8, 1944, in Quincy. She died July 26, 2000.
  He also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (April) Marcot of Fairfax Station, Va.; one son, Alan (wife, Kathy) Miley of Reston, Va., and two grandchildren.
  He was a member of Disabled American Veterans and Lions Club of Ocean City, Md. He was an accountant, working for the United States General Accounting Office. He was an army veteran of World War II.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2001, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with Ronald Peters officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Roberta Ladd Miley
Rushville Times, August 2, 2000, page 11, column 2
Roberta Miley
  Roberta Ladd Miley, 82, of Annadale, Va., died Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at Burke Healthcare Center in Burke, Va.
  She was born Feb. 19, 1918, in Ipava, the daughter of J. Karr and Maude G. (Warner) Ladd.  She married Charles Douglas Miley on Dec. 8, 1944, in Quincy.  He survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Paul (April) Marcot of Fairfax Station, Va.; one son, Alan (wife Kathy) Miley of Reston, Va.; two grandchildren; three brothers, Joe (wife Freida) Ladd of Macomb, Frank (wife Linda) Ladd of John Day, Ore., and Jim (wife Linda) Ladd of Lombard.
  She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul.
  She was a member of Atlantic United Methodist Church in Ocean City; Md., and Ocean City Lioness Club.  She spent her life as a school teacher, administrator, and principal in Virginia.
  Graveside services were Monday, July 31, at the Ipava Cemetery in Ipava, Ill.  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.
  Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Dorothy R. Beddow Miller
Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 4
Dorothy Miller
  Dorothy R. Miller, 84, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born July 8, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Lena (Roth) Beddow.  She married Ralph C. Miller on March 28, 1940, in Chicago.  He survives.
  She was preceded in death by a son, John.
  Also surviving are three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Dougherty, of Eureka.
  She was an executive secretary at Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago for 15 years and at Montgomery Ward in Macomb for several years.
  Services were Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Pastor Gary Schultz officiating.  Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of cremains will be at a later date at the Vermont Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to The Baby Fold, 108 East Willow Street, Box 327, Normal, IL 61761-0327.

Obituary for Olga "Vicki" Victoria Boquist Gabrielson Saarinen Miller
Rushville Times, June 27, 2001, page 13, column 3
Victoria Miller
  Victoria "Vicki" Miller, 79, of Rushville, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at her daughter's farm in Frederick.
  She was born Olga Victoria Boquist on Jan. 23, 1922, in Stanchfield, Minn., the daughter of the late Emil Linus and Hilda Olivia (Ekman) Gabrielson.  She married Edwin R. Saarinen in 1945 and later married John E. Miller on June 14, 1968, in Watsonville, Calif.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1999.
  Surviving are one daughter, Nikki Kaul, and husband Victor Smith of Frederick; one stepson, John E. Miller, III, of Watsonville, Calif., one stepdaughter, Aislyn Feyre-Cild of Seattle, Wash.; adoptive daughter Ruth E. Saarinen of San Anselmo, Calif.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Hildur Lund of Princeton, Minn., Hedvig Judin of Cambridge, Minn., and Margaret White of Belfast, Maine.
  She was preceded in death by her husband, John, and brother, George Boquist.
  Mrs. Miller worked as a psychiatric and industrial nurse for many years before earning her masters degree in graphonanalysis.  She consulted, taught and lectured across the United States and entertained on cruise ships.  She and her husband, John, also owned and operated Miller-Mayflower moving companies in Watsonville and Gilroy, Calif., and Security Shred and Bale in Watsonville.
  She was a member of the Flying Samaritans, past president of Toastmasters, a follower of Dr. Rev. Schuller's ministries and active in the First Congregational Church of Beardstown.
  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  There will be no visitation.  Cremation has been accorded.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the First Congregation Church of Beardstown.

Obituary for Marilyn J. Wort Mitchell
Rushville Times, June 21, 2000, page 13, column 2
Marilyn J. Mitchell
  Marilyn J. Mitchell, 67, of Mt. Sterling died Sunday, June 18, 2000, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
  She was born Aug. 20, 1932, in Brown County, the daughter of Harry F. and Marie Volk Wort.  She married Jack R. Mitchell on Nov. 15, 1952 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Mt Sterling.  He survives.
  Mrs. Mitchell worked as an office manager for both Country Companies and Yingling and Nuessen Insuranee Agency in Mt. Sterling for over 17 years.  She earlier had worked as a secretary for Ralston Purina in Mt. Sterling for more than 10 years.  She attended Ferndale School in Brown County and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Mt. Sterling with the Class of 1950.  Mrs. Mitchell was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post 374 Auxiliary and was also a member of the Mt. Sterling Lake Committee.
  Survivors include her husband of Mt. Sterling, her father of Mt. Sterling, six sons, Dale Mitchell (wife Laura), Carl Mitchell (wife Nancy), Greg Mitchell (wife Kathy), Keith Mitchell (girlfriend Pam), Kent Mitchell (girlfriend Jackie) all of Mt. Sterling and Clay Mitchell (wife Sheryl) of Rushville, two brothers, James G. Wort (wife Norma) and Robert L. Wort (wife Jane) all of Mt. Sterling and one sister Shirley Venvertloh (husband Bill) of Quincy ten grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by her mother and two grandchildren.
  A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 23, 2000, at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling with Father Thomas Henseler officiating.  Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery.    Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with the family meeting friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.  A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening.  Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice, Heritage Manor Nursing Home Activity Fund or to the St. Mary's School.  The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary for Roberta K. Kenyon Monson
Rushville Times, March 7, 2001, page 13, column 2
Roberta K. Monson
  Roberta K. Monson, 61, of Decatur, died at 5:00 a.m., Sunday, March 4, 2001, in her residence.
  Mrs. Monson was born on August 24, 1939, in Bluffs, Ill. She was the daughter of Robert and Maggie (Woten) Kenyon. She married William "Bill" C. Monson Dec. 9, 1960. He survives.
  She is also survived by a son, Bruce Monson (wife, Wonder) of Hudson; a daughter, Bonnie Cors (husband, Steve) of Clinton; five grandchildren, Cale Bullock, Laura Monson, Tony Monson, Taryn Cors, and Kaylie Cors; and two brothers, Richard Kenyon (wife, Sunga) of Decatur, Ala., and Rex Kenyon (wife, B.J.) of Big Bear Lake, Calif.
  She was preceded in death by her parents.
  She served as the church organist for St. John's Episcopal Church, the organist for Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, and was a member of the Springfield Chapter of American Guild of Organists. She also had membership in the Association of Angelican Musicians.
  Memorial services will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church in Decatur, at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10, 2001.
  Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.
  Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for Virginia Margaret Artz Williams Morency
Rushville Times, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 2
Virginia Morency
  Virginia Margaret Williams Morency, 83, of Rushville, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born on Dec. 9, 1916, in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of the late Amos and Beulah (Adams) Artz, she first married Edward Clydell Williams on July 6, 1940, in Chicago.  He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1971.  She later married Howard Morency on May 1, 1976, in Westmont.
  At the age of 13, she made a personal commitment to Christ and served Him for the rest of her life.  She was a former member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Westmont, where she was a Sunday School teacher and secretary, the club leader of AWANA, and participated in Prayer Partners.  She also used her gift of hospitality to help others.  She was a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.
  A homemaker, she enjoyed needlepoint, crochet, and traveling.
  Surviving are her husband, Howard, of Rushville; one son, Dr. Richard Dale Williams (wife Carol) of Pleasanton, Calif.; three daughters, Virdella Jean Urban (husband Glenn) of Edgar, Wisc., Judith Ann Smith (husband Dr. Charles) of Rushville, and Sandra Sue Beckley (husband Michael) of Deerfield, Fla; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Swanson (husband Art) of Chicago.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Artz.
  Funeral services were held Sunday at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Kirkham and Pastor Rose Ross officiating.  Interment services were Monday at the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
  Memorials may be given to the Rushville Free Methodist Phone Tree Fund.

Obituary for Barbara J. Harwood Groves Morgan
Rushville Times, November 1, 2000, page 14A, column 3
Barbara Morgan
  Barbara J. Morgan, 62, of Astoria, died Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at the Astoria Healthcare Center.
  She was born Feb. 5, 1938, in Winter, Texas, the daughter of Walton A. and Bertha L. (Fuller) Harwood.  She married John W. Groves, Jr., on Feb. 27, 1956, in Comanche, Texas.  She then married Paul D. Morgan on April 12, 1974, in Dodge City, Kan.  He preceded her in death, along with one daughter Aubrey and one brother, J.C.
  Surviving are one son, Johnny (wife Mary) Groves of Astoria one daughter, Barbara Leann Groves of San Antonio, Texas; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 
  She was a line worker for Texas Instruments for nine years
Services were Friday, Oct. 27, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating.  Burial was Tuesday at Eula Cemetery in Eula, Texas.
  Memorials may be made to the Spoon River Hospice Association.

Obituary for Nellie M. Wallick Morrison
Rushville Times, December 13, 2000, page 15, column 2
Nellie Morrison
  Nellie M. Morrison, 75, of rural Lewistown, died at her residence Friday, Dec. 8, 2000.
  She was born March 25, 1925, at Checkrow; in rural western Fulton County, to Glenn and Erma Potts Wallick.  She married Vernon Morrison at Lewistown on March 14, 1950.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 1990.  She also was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
  Survivors include two brothers, Jack (wife Marjilee) Wallick of Lewistown and Floyd (wife Toby) Wallick of California; three sisters, Mrs. Bill (Helen) Miller of Bartonville, Betty Sheets of Huntsville, and Bernice Creps {Kreps} of Gooding, Idaho.
  She was a farmer and homemaker.  She had worked at various grocery stores in Bushnell.  She was a member of the Fulton County Farm Bureau and the Illinois Sheep Growers Association.
  There will be no visitation or funeral services.  Cremation will be accorded.  Arrangements were made by the Henry-Lange Memorials Home in Lewistown.
  Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lewistown Rescue Squad.

Obituary for Verna Shanholtzer Morton
Rushville Times, March 14, 2001, page 13, column 1
Verna Morton
  Verna Shanholtzer Morton, 87, of Rushville, died Saturday, March 10, 2001, at Culbertson Long Term Care facility.
  She was born March 13, 1913, in Coatsburg, the daughter of the late James A. and Nettie (Olson) Shanholtzer.  She married Lloyd Edwin Morton on Jan. 25, 1942, in Trenton, Mo.  He survives.
  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Ferne Lawlis; and four brothers, James William, Wesley Albert, John and Glen Shanholtzer.
  She attended schools in Coatsburg and graduated from Maplewood High School in Camp Point in 1931.  She holds a two-year diploma from Western Illinois University, a bachelor of education degree from National College in Education in Evanston and a master’s degree in school administration from Northwestern University in Evanston.
  She taught school in Adams and Hancock counties before moving to Riverdale in Cook County.  She spent 45 years in education, retiring June 15, 1974.  She served as superintendent of District 145 Cook County for 25 years.  After moving to Rushville in 1974, she owned and operated a nursery school for four year olds and did private tutoring.  She also did substitute teaching in Rushville and Beardstown schools.
  She served 14 years on the Rushville Public Library Board and several years on the Great River Library System Board where she served two terms as president.
  Mrs. Morton was honored Nov. 14, 1971, when School District 145 in Cook County, named a school in her honor, the Morton Gingerwood School located in the Gingerwood Subdivision of School District 145 of Cook County.
  She was a member of the American Association of School Administrators, Illinois Association of School Administrators, Bremen Township School Administrators where she served as secretary from 1962-1963, and President 1964-1965.  She was a life member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, the Illinois Parent Teachers Association and Administrative Women in Education (Chicago Chapter).  She served as program chairwoman and president of the Calumet Valley Division of the Illinois Education Association.
  Mrs. Morton is listed in "Who's Who" in American Education Volume 21 and 22 and in "Who's Who" in American Women, Sixth Edition, 1970-1971.
  She was also a member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society, Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, Sigma Zeta and a past member of the Rushville Business and Professional Women’s Club.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, where she served on the board.  In 1984, she received the Paul Harris Fellow, from the Rushville Rotary Club.  She was a 50-year member of Eastern Star Macomb Chapter 123.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at the Wood-Ruby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with David Haney and Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial will follow in the Quincy Memorial Park in Quincy.  Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Chapter of the American Heart Association, Schuyler Chapter of American Cancer Society, or the First United Methodist Church.

Charles Cecil Crumley Death
October 30, 1919
  John Crumley and family came Tuesday of last week with the remains of their little son Charles, which were taken to the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ashwood in Ray.  The funeral was held on Wednesday at the Free Methodist church at 2:30, conducted by Rev. Tanner of Rushville.  Interment in the Pittenger cemetery.  Mr. and Mrs. Crumley departed for their home in Gordon, Kan., last Friday.
  Note: He was born in 1914, died October 18, 1919 Gordon, Kansas.

Obituary for Kirk D. Crumley
died: April 12, 1986
Rushville Times, April 16, 1986
Services Set For Kirk D. Crumley
  Kirk D. Crumley, 20, of East Peoria, died last Saturday at King's Daughters Hospital in Frankfort, Ky.  He had been involved in a motorcycle accident at about 8 a.m. that day in Kentucky while returning home on leave from the U. S. Navy.
  Services will be held at 11 a.m. today (Wednesday) at his church, the Rev. Ronnie Frederic officiating.  Burial will be in Fondulac Cemetery, with military rites accorded at the cemetery.  LeRoy Schmidt Memorial Chapel, East Peoria, was in charge of arrangements.  Memorials may be made to his church.
  He was born January 29, 1966, in Peoria to Phillip and Joy Wilson Crumley.  They survive, along with paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Sara Crumley of Canton; a maternal grandfather, Francis Wilson of Rogers, Ark.; and one sister, Mrs. Buddy (Kelly) Glass of Germantown Hills.  He was preceded in death by one infant sister.
  He was a seaman on the U. S. S. Portland, stationed in Norfolk, Va., for two years and a member of Bayview Baptist Church, East Peoria.  He was a 1984 graduate of Averyville Baptist School.
  His father and grandparents were former Rushville residents.

Obituary for Marietta Gertrude Crumley
November 10, 1921
  Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crumley and six sons arrived in Ray Friday noon from Eldorado Springs, Mo., bringing with them the body of their only daughter, Marietta Gertrude, who passed away November 2 after a brief illness, death being due to membranous croup.
  The body was conveyed from the depot to the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ashwood.  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the free Methodist church, Rev. Ray officiating.  Interment was in the Ashcraft cemetery.
  Marietta Gertrude crumley, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Crumley, was born April 6, 1918, at Gordon, Kan., and died November 2, 1921, at Eldoado Springs, Mo., of membranous croup.
  Little Marietta was sick only a few days, her sickness not being considered dangerous until Sunday.  Being the only daughter, she will be greatly missed by her father, mother, six brothers: Ralph, Harry, Kenneth, Paul, Herbert, and John Jr., her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins, and all who knew her.  One brother, Charles, preceded her in death about two years ago.  While we will greatly miss her here, we know she is safely housed with God's own.

Obituary for Paul Eugene Crumley
Rushville Times, September 7, 1988
Services Held For Paul Crumley
  Services for Paul E. Crumley, 77, of Spring Creek Road, who died early Wednesday at Proctor Community Hospital, were held Friday morning, August 31, in Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria.
  Graveside services were Friday afternoon in Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
  Mr. Crumley was a farmer in the Rushville area until 1959.
  He was born Dec. 30, 1910 at Ray, Schuyler County, the son of John and Lizzie Ashwood Crumley.  He married Veda Bunch on May 28, 1930 at Winchester.
  Surviving are the widow; two children, Gene Crumley of East Peoria and  and Mrs. John (Margaret) Shaver of Macomb; three brothers, Ralph of Monmouth, Herbert of Rushville and John of Beardstown; five grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  he was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
  He farmed in the Rushville area until 1959, when he moved to Arizona, where he worked in the copper mines until his retirement in 1976. He was a member of the Glenoak Christian Church of Peoria.

Obituary of Sarah (Sara) Simmeral Davis Crumley
Rushville Times, September 11, 1996
  Sara S. Crumley, 84, of Canton, died Tuesday, September 3, 1996, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
  Born January 7, 1912 in Schuyler Co. to Enoch and Florence Simeral Davis, she married Kenneth Crumley on September 23, 1929, in Schuyler Co.   He died January 31, 1987.   She was also preceded in death by three grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.
  Surviving are three sons: Wayne A. of Canton, Phillip K. of East Peoria, and John E. of Inianapolis; two daughters: Mary Hamblin of Lancaster, Mo. and Hazel Leedy of Neosho Falls, Kan.; 11 grandchildren, 7 great step-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Winoa Bowen of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  She was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Canton, where services were Friday.  The Rev. John Hubbs officiated.  Murphy-Sedwick Memorial Home was in charge of services.  Burial was in Greenwood cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - September 5, 1996, Page: D7
Sara Crumley
  Canton - Sara S. Crumley, 84, of 815 S. First Ave. died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
  Born Jan. 7, 1912, in Schuyler County to Enoch and Florence Simeral Davis, she married Kenneth Crumley on Sept. 23, 1929, in Schuyler County. He died Jan. 31, 1987. She also was preceded in death by three grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.
  Surviving are three sons, Wayne A. of Canton, Philip K. of East Peoria and John E. of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mary Hamblin of Lancaster, Mo., and Hazel Leedy of Neosho Falls, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Winona Bowen of Albuquerque, N.M.
  She was a member of Free Methodist Church in Canton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. John Hubbs will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Canton Daily Ledger, Sep. 5, 1996
Sara Crumley
  Canton - Sara S. Crumley, 84, of 815 S. First Ave. died at 1:55 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 1996, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.
  Born Jan. 7, 1912, in Schuyler County to Enoch and Florence Simeral Davis, she married Kenneth Crumley on Sept. 23, 1929, in Schuyler County. He died Jan. 31, 1987. She also was preceded in death by three grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.
  Surviving are three sons, Wayne A. of Canton, Philip K. of East Peoria and John E. of Indianapolis; two daughters, Mary Hamblin of    Lancaster, Mo., and Hazel Leedy of Neosho Falls, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Winona Bowen of Albuquerque, N.M.
  She was a member of Free Methodist Church in Canton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. John Hubbs will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. Burial will be in Green­wood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.




back to obits

© 1999- 2009 Sara Hemp
Copyright © 1999-2009 to Genealogy Trails' Schuyler County, Illinois host & each Contributor
All rights reserved