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Obituary for James Carr Robertson
September 25, 1952
J. C. Robertson
  James C. Robertson, son of Allen and Mariah Wisdom Robertson, was born April 12, 1870, in Browning Township of Schuyler County and died September 20, 1952, at the age of 82 years. Mr. Robertson spent most of his youth in Schuyler County. In 1906 he settled in Beardstown where he was employed by the Burlington Railroad. He was married to Hattie Wessel in 1907 and she preceded him in death in 1927.
  It was in his early years in Beardstown that be affiliated with the Christian church.
  Surviving the deceased are one brother, W. W. Robertson of Colton, California, and two sisters - Mrs. Carrie Skiles of Washington, D C. and Mrs. Fannie Venters of Beardstown. One brother, C. R. Robertson, and one sister, Wealtha Lancaster, preceded him in death.
  Funeral services were conducted by Bro. J. H. Trone of Browning at the Cline Funeral home in Beardstown with burial Beardstown cemetery.

Obituary of Joel Robertson
Rushville Times, June 15, 1916
  Joel, son of William and Elizabeth Robertson, was born at Ridgeville, April 11, 1844.  With the exception of five years which time he lived in Mason county his home has been in Schuyler county.
  He was married March 18, 1869, to Lydia E. Walton.  Eight were born, five having preceded the father to the great beyond.  The living are Mrs. Mark White of Beardstown, Mrs. Howard Bader of Bader and son Fred of Browning.
  Mr. Robertson served more than three years in the army as a member of the 119th Ill. Infantry.
  He was converted about forty years ago and joined the Baptist church at Ridgeville of which he has since been a member.
  A few years ago he and wife moved from the farm into town, where he has been a highly respected citizen.
  After all that loving hands could do death came June 10, leaving to mourn their loss a loving companion, three children, one sister, Mrs. Wm. Walton of Armstrong, Mo., and brother Malcom of Bader, twenty-five grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. N. Cloe, were held from the residence Monday afternoon.  Interment in Ridgeville cemetery.

Rushville Times, June 15, 1916
Mrs. Barron and Miss Lottie of Monmouth attended the funeral of Joel Robertson.  Mrs. Barron is a sister of Mrs. Robertson.

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Obituary for Kenneth Robertson
February 5, 1981
Rites Held Sunday for Kenneth Robertson, 83
  Kenneth Robertson, 83, of rural Browning, passed away last Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Beardstown hospital.  Funeral services were held at 1:30 p. m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral home with the Rev. Dale Hagener officiating.  Burial was in Ridgeville cemetery, near Browning.
  He was born on Sept. 18, 1897, in Browning township, Schuyler county, son of Fred and Cora Haffner Robertson.  He married Leona Drescher on March 5, 1927 in Virginia.  She survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Lester of rural Browning and Lyle of Beardstown, two daughters, Mrs. Judy Smart and Miss Joyce Robertson, both of Browning; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Clover of Perryville, Ind., and Mrs. Marie Hodgin of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
  He was preceded, in death by two brothers, Ansel and Rex and one sister Urla Robertson.
  Mr. Robertson was a retired farmer and operated the Robertson Block company in Beardstown town for 25 years.  He was a member of Ridgeville Community church.  Memorials may be made to the Ridgeville Community ......... unknown cut off.

Obituary for Lydia "Liddie""Esther" Esther Walton Robertson
Rushville Times, Browning Section, Wednesday, May 25, 1938
Mrs. Esther Robertson
  Funeral services were held at the Church of Christ in Browning on Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Esther Robertson, who passed away at her home here Sunday morning following an illness of several weeks.  Rev. L. A. Crown conducted the services, and interment was at Ridgeville {New} cemetery.
  Lydia Esther, the daughter of John and Sarah Walton, and was born in Browning township Nov. 1, 1846.  She was united in marriage to Joel Robertson March 18, 1869, and passed to the great beyond May 22, 1938, in her ninety-second year.
  Mrs. Robertson is survived by three of the eight children which blessed her marriage, Mrs. Della White of Beardstown, Mrs. Inez Bader and Fred of near Browning.  The husband and father died June 10, 1916.  Besides the children there survives a sister, Mrs. James Barron of Monmouth, twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren.
  The decedent united with the Christian church when fourteen years old, and remained a consistent follower of its teachings thruout her long and useful life.
  Among those from a distance who were here to attend the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Robertson of Salisbury, Mo., Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Robertson of Belleville, and Miss Urla Robertson of Springfield.

Obituary for Malcolm Robertson, son of Daniel
From: IL State His. Library, Old State Capitol, Springfield, IL  62701
Rushville Times, Thursday, August 4, 1892, pg. 6, col. 6
Malcolm Robertson
  Malcolm Robertson was born in North Carolina in 1798 and died July 27, 1892.  He was the seventh child of a family of thirteen children.  His father died while on the way to Kentucky,  but his
mother settled in that state with her chidden, where she, resided until her death.  After he settled up the estate he removed to southern Illinois, living with his brother Hugh until 1826, when he returned to Kentucky.  The following year he came back to Illinois, accompanied by his sister, locating at Collinsville, Madison County, where his brother Hugh had located.  He invested in real estate from time to time, the Collinsville depot being located on the land he formerly owned.
  About twenty years ago he removed to Mason City, Illinois, where he remained until 1888, when he came to his nephew's, Alexander Robertson, in Browning Township {Schuyler County, Illinois}, where his other two nephew's Joel and Malcolmson {Malcolm Robertson} reside.  He had make his home with each of them, where he was treated with the utmost kindness.  During his illness he was treated with the greatest care by the three families, who attended to all his wants during the eight weeks of intense suffering.  His mental and Physical powers had given way be the weight of years, but at short intervals his mind was clear and he was able to converse with those who were waiting upon him.
  The deceased united with the Presbyterian church when about 45 years of age, and never withdrew his membership.  On account of his deafness he seldom attended church, but was often heard in the lonely hours of night in prayer and praise.  His life was one of almost charity and frugality, a plain and comfortable life being his choice.  He was familiarly called "Uncle Malcolm" by all who knew him, and was a welcome guest in the homes of he rich and poor, loved by children and revered by parents.  By economy and prudence he amused considerable wealth for his numerous relatives.  He requested his nephew, Joel Robertson, to adjust and settle his affairs as amicable as possible.  His remains were buried in the cemetery beside those of his elder brother, Wm. {William} Robertson, to await the resurrection of the just.
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Obituary for Malcolm Robertson, son of William
Rushville Times, February 1, 1917
Malcom Robertson
  Malcom Robertson was born near Browning Jan. 23, 1850 and departed this life at this home in Bader, Jan. 27, 1817 after a lingering illness of three years. he was the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wm. Robertson, being of a family of eight children, all of whom preceded him in death, except one sister, Mrs. Sarah Walton of Armstrong, MO.
  He married Nina Thorton, Oct. 1, 1874. To this union were born nine children, five of who died in childhood. The four surviving are: Fred of Browning; Mrs. Myrtle Bellville of Browning; Mrs. Edith Hoke of Bader; Ghlee at Home.
  He also leaves eleven grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Robertson had always been a resident of this Co. He was 67 years and 4 days of age. he was known by all to have been a good citizen, devoted husband and a kind and loving father.
  He was buried at Bader Cemetery.

Obituary for Peninah "Nina" Thornton Robertson
Rushville Times, October 7, 1936
Funeral For Mrs. Robertson On Thursday At Browning
  Mrs. Nina Thronton-Robertson died at 12 o'clock Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy Haffner, in Beardstown, at the ageof 79 years, 7 months and 5 days.
  The body was taken to the Cline Funeral Home to be prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at  2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the Christian Church in Browning. Burial will be made in the Bader Cemetery.
  Mrs. Robertson was born March 1, 1857 in Rushville Illinois. She was married to Malcolm Robertson on October 1, 1874, who passed away in 1917.
  To this union nine children were born, five of whom proceeded her in death. Those surviving are Fred Robertson, Browning; Myrtle Haffner, Beardstown; Edith Waggoner, Moline and Ghlee Robertson of Kankakee. She is also survived by sixteen grand-children and eight great-grand-children.
  She has made her home in Beardstown for the past nine years, most of which time she had been in failing health. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Obituary for Rex Robertson
  Died, on the 17th ????, Rex, beloved son of Fred and Cora (nee Haffner) Robertson. aged 6 years, 7 months and 16 days.
  The Window was open.
  The curtain was drawn.
  An angel flew in
  And our darling was gone.
  Note: Rex died March 16, 1909 and is buried at New Ridgeville Cemetery, Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois.

Obituary for Ruth "Ida" Ida McCombs Robertson
Death of Mrs. Stephen Robertson
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Methodist church for Mrs. Stephen Robertson, who died at the home of her niece in Bushnell, Saturday, November 27.
  Ida, daughter of Martin and Sophrona McCombs, was born in Browning township, January 29, 1876: In 1892 she was united in marriage with Stephen Robertson. The past seven years they have resided in California, coming back to Illinois the past spring to spend a year.  Mrs. Robertson had been in failing health for some time.
  She is survived by her husband, one sister, Mrs. Lydia Robbins of Brown county, and one brother, Frank, whose home is in Saskatchewan, Canada.
  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Goodin of Bushnell, assisted by Rev. Price of Cuba.  Burial was in Ridgeville cemetery.

Obituary for Sarah Ann Reno Robertson
May 1920
Aged Resident Dies
  Mrs. Sarah Anna Robertson died on Wednesday of last week at the home of her son, Daniel Robertson, near Browning aged 82 years, 41 months and 7 days.  The deceased was born near Browning Dec. 28, 1838.  She was united in marriage to Alexander Robertson in 1856 and to them were born nine children, seven of whom  survive: they are Mrs. Amanda Schisler of Avon, Mrs. Mary Rice of Greenburg, Mo., Mrs. Rebecca Zimmerman of Forrest City., Rev. Stephen Robertson, Reedley, Calif., Mrs. Susan Stambaugh and Daniel Robertson of Browning, Mrs. Louisa Parker of Pleasantview.
  Her husband preceeded her to the great beyond, May 19, 1910.  She united with the Methodist church when a girl and later transferring her  membership to the Union Baptist of which denomination she remained a faithful member until death.
  Funeral services were held at the Ridgeville church Monday, conducted by Rev. George McKee of Littleton.  Interment in the cemetery near by.
  Note: Nearby cemetery is New Ridgeville Cemetery.  She died May 05, 1920.

Obituary for Reverend Stephen Robertson
Rev. S. Robertson, Of Browning Twp., Died Here Friday
  Funeral services for Rev. Stephen Robertson of Browning, who passed away at Culbertson hospital Friday night, were held it 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Methodist church in Browning. The Rev. Ralph E. Price of Rock Island officiated at the services, and burial was in Ridgeville cemetery.
  Rev. Stephen Robertson, son of the late Alexander and Sarah Reno Robertson, was born in the Ridgeville neighborhood near Browning on October 22, 1870, and departed this life at Culbertson hospital November 28, 1947, being at the time of his death 77 years, 1 month, and 6 days of age.
  He was a consistent christian, having united with the Union Baptist church of Ridgeville when a young man.  Later in 1896 he was ordained minister of this church and preached the gospel for more than 50 years.
  On October 12, 1892, he was united in marriage to Ida McCombs, who passed to the Great Beyond on November 27, 1943.
  In 1911 he and his wife moved to California, where they resided until her health began to fail. They returned to Illinois for six months, and lived here until after her death.  He again returned to California, but in a short time suffered a stroke, from which he never fully recovered. For the past two years he had  made his home with his sister, Mrs. Louisa Park, of Pleasant View, who together with her children did everything they could for his health and happiness, of which he was very appreciative.
  He was preceded in death by four sisters, Mrs. Amanda Schisler, Mrs. Susan Stambaugh, Mrs. Rebecca Zimmerman, and Mrs. Anna Leinsinger, one brother, Daniel Robertson.  He leaves to mourn his passing two sisters, Mrs. Mary Rice of Greenburg, Mo., and Mrs. Louisa Park of Pleasant View, and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary for Steven "Steve" Wayne Robertson
Rushville Times, Wednesday, May 24, 2000, page 15, column 1
Steven Robertson
  Steven W. Robertson, 45, of rural Rushville, died Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. John’s North in Springfield.
  He was born Oct. 25, 1954, in Rushville to Marvin Wayne "Jim" and Helen Elizabeth Hopkins Robertson.
  He married Connie Workman Dec. 2, 1983, in Rushville.
She survives, along with his parents, Jim and Helen Robertson of rural Rushville; a daughter, Olivia Robertson at home; two sisters, Joyce Foutch of Marion, and Lisa Robertson of Macomb.
  He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Tabatha Jane Robertson; and one brother, James Marvin "Joe" Robertson.
  He graduated from Industry High School in 1973 and farmed in Fulton and Schuyler counties.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Rick Colbert officiating.  Burial was in the Christian Neck Cemetery, northeast of Rushville.
  Memorials may be given to the Olivia Robertson Education Fund, in care of the Rushville State Bank.

Peoria Journal Star, May 19, 2000, Page: B04
Steven Robertson
  Rushville - Steven W. Robertson, 45, of Rural Route 4 died at 12:38 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, 2000, at St. John's North in Springfield.
  Born Oct. 25, 1954, in Rushville to Marvin Wayne ''Jim'' and Helen Elizabeth Hopkins Robertson, he married Connie Workman on Dec. 2, 1983, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are his parents of rural Rushville; one daughter, Olivia Robertson at home; and two sisters, Lisa Robertson of Macomb and Joyce Foutch of Marion.
  He was preceded in death by an infant sister and one brother.
  He farmed in Fulton and Schuyler counties.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Rick Colbert will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Christian Neck Cemetery northeast of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to the Olivia Robertson Education Fund established at Rushville State Bank.

Obituary for Urla Robertson
August 13, 1970
Memorial Services Held For Miss Urla Robertson
  Miss Urla Robertson, 71, passed away after a short illness in San Luis Obispo, California, Aug. 5, 1970.
  Services were held Aug. 7 in San Luis Obispo. A memorial service was held Aug. 9 at the Ridgeville Community church with Robert Reno officiating. The remains will be cremated, and later interment will be in the Ridgeville cemetery.
  Urla Robertson was born July 14, 1899 in Browning township a daughter of Fred and Cora Haffner Robertson.
  She accepted Christ in her youth, and throughout her life she was guided and sustained by her faith.
  She attended school in Schuyler county, graduating from Rushville high school.
  During her life, she hold business positions in Rockford and Springfield, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In the early fifties she turned to care for her aging mother and father. Upon their passing, she moved to California, where the last 12 years of her life were spent in San Luis Obispo.
  She is survived by two brothers, Ansel of Beardstown and Kenneth of Browning, and two sisters, Mrs.. Gladys Glover of Perrysville, Indiana, and Mrs. Marie Hodgin of San Luis Obispo. Also surviving are nine nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Rex.
  She will be sadly missed by those who knew her well, and who will remember her for her thoughtfulness and concern for others.

Obituary for Weltha Iota Robertson
March 23, 1911
  Weltha Iota Robertson, infant daughter at Wm. and Ella Robertson, was born May 27, 1910, and died March 16, 1911; aged 9 months and 19 days. Her fatal disease was bronchitus. Little Weltha will be greatly missed by the members of this bereaved family, of whom as time sped on was more closely attached to her. She seemed possessed with a rare instinct which is not noticeable among most children of her age. Her brightness was something striking even to the stranger who was attracted by her winning ways. We shall greatly miss her from our midst, but there is one great consolation to all who has known the sting of death, that there is one that knew no sin who shall go to dwell with the one who said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'' Besides the father, mother and five sisters, a host of relatives are left to mourn this little one's death. Funeral services were conducted by Rev, F. M. Batterton; interment in the Ridgeville cemetery.

Obituary for William "Willie" Andrew Robertson
Rushville Times, August 30, 1894, Northeast Dept.
  Robertson, Willie - "He giveth His beloved sleep," may be said of Willie, second son of' Joel and Esther Robertson. He fell asleep in Jesus August 22, 1894, at the age of 20 years, 11 months and 7 days. Willie was a young man of exemplary habits, loved and respected by all who knew him. He gave his heart to Christ in June last, ever afterwards showing by his countenance and conversation his willingness to depart this life and be with Jesus. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. Phillips and J. Walton, after which his remains were laid to rest in the Ridgeville cemetery, there to await the resurrection morn, when the body shall come forth to life everlasting. - A Friend.

Obituary for William Wisdom Robertson
March 15, 1962
W. W. Robertson, 90, Dies in California
  William Wisdom Robertson, 79 {90 is the correct age}, of San Bernardino, Calif., died on Monday evening in a hospital in that city after a three weeks illness.
  Mr. Robertson was born in a Browning township November 26, 1871 the son of Allen and Mariah Wisdom Robertson. He was married to Ella Amanda Gragg June 12, 1894, who preceded him in death July 2, 1954. He was a lifetime resident of the Browning area and a member of the E. U. B. church.
  Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Rita Lee and Mrs. Carolyn Wood, both of San Bernardino, Mrs. Fanny Anderson of San Diego, and Mrs. June Condit of Astoria; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Skiles of Fairfax, Va., and Mrs. John Venters of Beardstown.
  Three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Jeffries, Mrs. Berniece Osborn and Weltha Robertson, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Saturday in the E. U. B. church in Astoria with the Rev C. W. Leonard officiating. Burial will be in the Ridgeville cemetery near Browning.
  Friends may call at the Shawgo Memorial home in Astoria after 4 p.m. Friday where the family will meet friends from 7 to 9 p.m. The body will be taken to the church one hour before services Saturday.

Obituary for Flossie "June" June Brackett Crumley
January 12, 1983
Rites held on Monday For June Crumley, 66
  June Crumley, 66, died at 6:57 a.m. Saturday {Jan. 8, 1983} at the Culbertson Memorial hospital.
  Services were held at 2 p.m. on Monday at Worthington Funeral Home.  The Rev. Marvin Chalfant officiated and burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Born June 5, 1916, in Exeter, a daughter of Claude and Della Seaman Brackett, she married Herbert Crumley July 1, 1934, on Brown county.  He survives.
  She also is survived by her mother of Quincy; two daughters: Mrs. Aubrey (Dorothy) Bucker of Camp point and Mrs. Beverly (Melba) Johnson of Rushville; one son, Allen of New Port Richey, Fla.; Two sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Mary) Cookson and Mrs. Clement (Jane) Evans, both of Quincy; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers.
  She was an assistant X-ray technician 15 years at Culbertson Memorial hospital.  She attended the Free Methodist church of Rushville.  She was past treasurer of Schuyler County Heart association and a past member of Schuyler County Home Extension.

Obituary for Mabel "Gertrude" "Gertie" Gertrude Ashwood Crum Peck
March 22, 1951
Last Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. Gertrude Peck, Who Died In Jacksonville
  Mrs. Gertrude Peck, 69, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert Markword, of Jacksonville.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Rushville Free Methodist church with the Rev. Lester Banning officiating, assisted by the Rev. P. W. Pierson, of Pontiac.  Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
  Gertrude Mabel Peck, daughter of John W. and Marietta Ashwood, was born near Rushville, April 15, 1881 and passed to her eternal reward at the home of her daughter, Mabel, near Jacksonville, March 18, 1951, aged 69 years, 11 months and three days.
  In early childhood she devoted her life to God.  Throughout these many years she has been a member of the Free Methodist church.  Her life is the only testimony she wished to leave behind.
  On October 14, 1908 she was united in marriage to William Thomas Crum.  To this union were born seven children.
  Her parents, husband, three children, and two brothers, Raymond and Franklin, preceded her in death.
  She was united in marriage to Edward Peck, in 1920, who also preceded her in death.
  She leaves to mourn her loss three daughters, Mabel Ruth Markwood of Jacksonville, Helen Marie Goldsborough of Rushville, Verna Belle Hay of Macomb, and one son, William Ashwood Crum, of Rushville; three grandsons and six granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. John H. Crumley of Rushville, three brothers, Harry M. Ashwood of Muskogee, Okla., Ned D., and John T. Ashwood of Astoria; many other relatives and a host of friends.
  "Gertie" as she was affectionately known to her relatives and friends, was a devoted mother, a kind neighbor, and an ever-ready and willing helper during sickness and trouble.

Obituary for Delano G. Robeson
Rushville Times, August 9, 1915
Death of Delano G. Robeson
  Delano G. Robeson, a well known and highly respected resident of Rushville, died on Friday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Baxter C. Brown of Rushville township. He had been a resident of this county for the past forty-five years, and had taken a prominent part in the community life and ever had the friendship and esteem of a large circle of friends. On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services were held at the home of his son-in-law, Baxter C. Brown, Rev. Fred Wilson officiating.
  Delano G. Robeson was born in Danville, Knox county, Ohio, April 30, 1838. He was the son of Jacob W. Robeson and Louise Giffon Robeson. His paternal grandfather, Solomon Robeson, was a prominent man in his day in the affairs of the state of Maryland, where he lived. His maternal grandfather, Robert Giffon, was born in Scotland, and early in life came to America and located in Coshocton county, Ohio.
  Jacob W. Robeson, father of Delano G., moved to Astoria, Illinois, in 1856 and in that vicinity Delano lived until in 1870, when he moved with his family to Rushville township, where he purchased a farm which he continued to own and which he occupied the greater part of the time until death.
  The educational training of Mr. Robeson was principally obtained in the Jones Commercial College of St. Louis, Mo., where he graduated early in life, but his chosen occupation was that of agricultural and stock raising, in which his thrift, industry and common sense brought him a merited and enviable success in the community where he lived.
  He was married in Fulton county, Illinois, in 1862, to Sarah M. Haffner, who preceded him in death on October 23, 1914. This union, covering more than fifty years of happy life, was surely one which the Master joined together. Out of this relationship, and as one of its legitimate fruits, developed the adorning features of Delano G. Robeson's life. Love for the home which his industry had secured, unfaltering devotion to the wife of his youth and to the children that blessed the union.
  Five children are left surviving: Harry H., Banning H., Daniel W., Ross H. and Celia M. Brown, wife of Baxter C. Brown; and a grandson, Dwight V. Crone, son of a deceased daughter, Louisa V. Crone.
  In the memory of these surviving children and in the memory of a myriad of loyal friends will be found the imperishable monument to the life that has passed away. Brass will corrode, solid granite will crumble with lapse of years, but in these loyal hearts his name will endure while life lasts.
  Altho Mr. Robeson's health had been failing for some years, the breaking down became apparent to his friends immediately upon the death of his wife in October last. In the quiet of the early morn on Friday, August 13th, 1915, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Baxter C. Brown, the silver thread was broken and the spirit of Delano G. Robeson winged its way from earth to heaven.

Obituary for Della Virginia Anderson Robeson
died: December 6, 1940
Rushville Times, December 11, 1940
Mrs. Banning Robeson Of Rushville Died Friday
  Mrs. Della V. Robeson, widow of Banning H. Robeson, and a life-long resident of Rushville township, died Friday evening at her home northeast of Rushville after a long period of ill health. She was in her seventy-eighth year.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. William R. O'Neill, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Presbyterian church in Rushville. Interment was in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
  The following obituary was read at the service: Della Virginia Robeson, daughter of Harrison and Hannah Hindman Anderson, was born October 5, 1863, near Rushville, Ill. She passed away December 6, 1940, at the age of seventy-seven at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clyde Carty, after a prolonged illness due to a paralytic stroke.
  She was united in marriage to Banning H. Robeson of Rushville on April 8, 1888. Mr. Robeson preceded her in death on March 23, 1932. To this union were born four children, Mrs. Pearl Carty, Gertrude, Delano, deceased, and Homer, all of Rushville.
  She is also survived by five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Orion Anderson of San Diego, Calif., and Herman of Vermont, Ill.; and one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hall, of Rushville. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer, who died in infancy, and Carey Anderson, of the state of Washington.
  Mrs. Robeson leaves a circle of friends to remember her as always being gentle and kind and ready to lend a willing hand in times of need. Her married life was devoted to the welfare of her family. She was baptized and made a member of the Presbyterian church in early life. Her fine characteristics will long be remembered thruout the community.

Obituary for Harry H. Robeson
Rushville Times, June 9, 1949
Harry H. Robeson Of Greenburg, Mo. Died Thursday
   Harry H. Robeson, 74, a native born citizen of Schuyler county, and a brother of Mrs. Clelia Brown of Rushville passed away June 2, at the Gibson hospital in Edina, Mo., after a long period of failing health.
   Funeral services were held Saturday, June 4, at 2 p.m., at the Christian church in Greensburg, Mo., of which he was a faithful member. Interment was in an adjacent cemetery.
   Mr. Robeson was one of a family of six children, four brothers and two sisters, born to Delano and Sarah Haffner Robeson, members of two of Schuyler county’s pioneer families. He was born on the farmstead northeast of Rushville in the Kinderhook community. There he spent his early life, and attended the district school, and was from earliest childhood trained in the principles of thrift and integrity - traits of character that were predominant thruout his entire life-times.
   In early manhood he was joined in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Dean, a sister of Bart and Henry Dean of Rushville. Following heir marriage, Mr. Robeson established a home on the farm for his bride  and during his entire years of maturity he was a successful farmer, and the greater number of his years were spent on his own farm near Baring, Mo.
   Three children were born to Harry and Elizabeth Dean Robeson; Barton, who resides in Texas; Harold, of Memphis, Mo.; and Mrs. Edith Shacklett of Peoria.
   Some years following the death of the wife and mother, Mr. Robeson was married to Miss Appa Fetters of Greensburg, Mo., and to this union was born one son, Ralph, who with the wife, and the children by his previous marriage, survive to mourn the passing of a devoted husband and father. He is also survived by his sister, Mrs. Clelia Brown of Rushville, who is the last member of the family, and 12 grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents; one sister, Mrs. Louisa Crone, and three brothers, Ross, Banning and Daniel Robeson.
   Rushville relatives in attendance at the funeral services for Mr. Robeson, were as follows: Mrs. Clelia Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Robeson, Bart Dean, Elza Robeson and daughter, Mrs. Joseph Roberts, Mr. and Mrs. Miles Robeson, Mr. and Mrs. William Roberson and sons, Robert and James.

Obituary for Julia Ann Corman Robeson
died: December 20, 1937
Rushville Times, December 22, 1937
Hold Last Rites Today For Mrs. Ross H. Robeson
  Mrs. Julia Ann Robeson, widow of Ross H. Robeson, and a lifelong resident of Rushville township, died early Monday morning at her late home, ten miles northeast of Rushville, following the second stroke of paralysis, which she suffered on Friday. Her age was seventy-three years. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. DeWitt C. Ellinwood, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First M. E. church in Rushville. Interment will be beside her husband in the family lot in Rushville cemetery.
  Julia Ann Corman, daughter of Samuel Wallace and Elizabeth Martin Corman, was born in Rushville township on the old Corman homestead farm, Oct. 25, 1864. It was there her childhood days were spent and she grew to young womanhood.
  On Dec. 31, 1890, she was united in marriage to Ross H. Robeson, a young man whom she had known from early childhood. Following this happy marriage their home was established on a farm in the immediate vicinity where they had always resided.
  To this union two sons were born, Elza and Miles Robeson, both of whom are residents of Rushville township.
  In early life Mrs. Robeson was converted and became affiliated with the Kinderhook M.E. church, South, a membership which she retained thruout the years of her useful life.
  She was a dutiful daughter, a kind and affectionate wife and mother, and a loyal and sympathetic neighbor and friend. Since the death of her husband, which occurred on Jan. 2, 1936, she has lived in close companionship with her two sons.
  Besides these sons, Elza and Miles Robeson, she is survived by four grandchildren, William, Thelma, Sarah and Harriet Robeson of Rushville; one sister, Mrs. William Nelson of Roseville; and three brothers, Dr. V. M. Corman of Pleasant View, Edward Corman of Littleton, and Frank C. Corman of Rushville. Her parents, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Obituary for Sarah Margaret Haffner Robeson
Rushville Times, October 29, 1914
  Sarah Margaret Haffner, daughter of Daniel and Diana Haffner, was born near Staunton, Va., Dec. 16th, 1843, and died in Rushville, Ill., Friday afternoon, Oct. 23d, at 2 o'clock. Her death came as a sad shock to her many friends, as few knew of the serious illness which developed, only a few days before her death, into heart trouble, and all that constant care and loving attention could do were unavailing.
  She was one of a family of seven children, five of whom are living, namely, J. B. Haffner of Hall Summit, Kan.; Mrs. Mary C. Powell of Missal, Ill.; Mrs. Wm. Huff of New Sharon, Iowa; Wm. F. Haffner of Astoria, Ill.; and J. A. Haffner of Fowler, Cal. A brother, Henry Haffner, died April 4, 1911.
  She came to this state with her father's family in 1855, crossing the country in a prairie schooner, and was one of the early settlers of Fulton county, locating on a farm one mile south of Astoria, which has ever since been known as the Haffner homestead.
  Early in life she was converted and joined the United Brethren church, and has ever been faithful to the church of her choice.
  On April 17th, 1862, she was united in marriage to Delno G. Robeson, who in his declining years is left to mourn and miss the loving and faithful companionship of one who for more than half a century has been the sunshine of the home. To this union was born seven children - B. H., Ross, Harry and Mrs. Baxter Brown of Rushville, and D. W. Robeson of Columbus, Kan. A daughter, Mrs. Jacob Crone, preceded her mother to the better land on March 3d, 1896.
  There are also fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren left to mourn the loss of the dear one who has ever been a counselor and guide.
  Of a kindly, sympathetic nature and unselfish spirit, she always had a willing hand to aid in whatever way she could all who needed her help. Even in her last hour thinking and planning for the comfort of others. Not only the sorrowing family but many friends will miss the ever ready wise counsel and smile of encouragement with which she helped us on our way. In her memory, as we meet around her casket where rests her body ready for the grave, there to await a promised glorious resurrection, as we separate let us not forget her kind, busy life and thank God that we were blest with such a wife, mother, sister and friend.
  Funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Mrs. Sarah Margaret Robeson
  After a few days illness Mrs. Sarah Margaret, wife of Delno G. Robeson, passed away Friday afternoon at two o'clock at her home in this city. Mrs. Robeson was taken ill Monday of last week with neuralgia of the heart, but was not considered in serious condition until Thursday, at which time she became critically ill, death resulting as above stated.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson, pastor of the Christian church, were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at her late home on Morgan street. The pall bearers were the following six nephews: Fred, Roy and Charles Haffner of Browning township; Jacob and Clarence Robeson and Delno Roudebush of this locality. The following relatives from a distance were in attendance: Daniel Robeson and daughter Ruth of Columbus, Kans.; Wm. Haffner and family and Jacob Lipe and family of Astoria; Lee, Ransom, Frank, John and Menford Robeson and family and Mrs. Tucker Zimmerman of Macomb.
  Sarah Margaret Haffner, daughter of Daniel and Diana Haffner, was born near Staunton, Va., Dec. 16, 1843, and died in Rushville Friday afternoon, Oct. 23, at 2 o'clock. Her death came as a sad shock to her many friends, as few knew of the serious illness which developed, only a few days before her death into heart trouble, and all that constant care and loving attention could do was unavailing.
  She was one of a family of several children, five of whom are living namely: J. B. Haffner of Hall Summit, Kans.; Mrs. Mary ? {C. Powell} of Missal, ill; Mrs. Wm. Huff of New ???, Iowa; Wm. F. Haffner of Astoria and J. A. Haffner of Fowler, Cal; a brother Henry Haffner died April 4, 1911.
  She came to this state with her father's family in 1855, crossing the country in a prairie schooner and was one of the early settlers of Fulton county, locating on a farm one mile south of Astoria, which has ever since been known as the Haffner homestead.
  Early in life she was converted and joined the United Brethren church and has ever since been faithful to the church of her choice.
  On April 17, 1862, she was united in marriage to Delno G. Robeson, who in his declining years is left to mourn and miss the loving and faithful companionship of one who for more than half a century has been the sunshine of the home. To this union were born seven children: B. H., Ross, Harry, and Mrs. Baxter Brown of Rushville and D. W. Robeson of Columbus, Kans. A daughter, Mrs. Jacob Crone preceded her mother to the better land on March 3, 1896. There are also fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren left to mourn the loss of the dear one who has ever been counselor and guide.
  Of a kindly, sympathetic nature, and of unselfish spirit, she always had a willing hand to aid in whatever way …
  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."

Death Notice and Obituary for Norman Dallas Robinson
Rushville Times, December 8, 1999, page 15, column 6
  Norman D. Robinson, 60, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Rushville, died at 4:35 a.m Thesday; Dec. 7, 1999, at his residence. Arrangements will be announced later by Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

Rushville Times, December 15, 1999, page 15, column 2
  Norman D. Robinson, 60, of Houston, Texas, and formerly of Rushville, died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, at his residence.
  He was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Rushville to the late Marcus L. and Henrietta Campbell Robinson.
  He is survived by two sisters, Phoebe Jackson of Macomb, Mrs. Charles (Doris) Distefano of Pearland, Texas; one brother, Sterling L. Robinson of Lake Charles, La.; and several nieces and nephews.
  He also was preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Robinson.
  Mr. Robinson was of the Baptist faith. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1957, and received his bachelors degree in mathematics from Western Illinois University in Macomb in 1963. He later earned his masters degree in school administration from Western Illinois University.
  He taught school four years in Ashland, two years in Industry, and three years at Edison Junior High School in Macomb.
  He moved to Houston, Texas, in 1971 and taught at Seabrook Intermediate Junior High School in Seabrook, Texas, four years, where the last two years he was head of the mathematics department.
  During this time he also started A & R. Ceramics with O. D. Armstrong. He sold the business in 1986. He then resumed teaching advanced mathematics at Pasadena High School in Pasadena, Texas, retiring in January of 1998.
  He was named in Who's Who of American Teachers. An outstanding pitcher, he played softball for Rushville State Bank and the Union National Bank of Macomb teams. He also bowled for Wheelhouse TV in Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary for Betty J. Herron Rogers
Rushville Times, December 1, 1999, page 15, column 3
  Betty J. Rogers, 73, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at the Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  She was born Feb. 3, 1926, at Beardstown, the daughter of Huey and Henrietta (Turner) Herron.
  She married Laurence O. Rogers June 24, 1944, in Beardstown. He died Oct. 17, 1998.
  She also was preceded in death by one sister, Gladys Bruning, one infant brother, and one infant sister.
  Surviving are one son, Larry (wife Kathy) Rogers of Springfield; one daughter, Sue Ann (husband William) Herrick of Troy, Mo.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four brothers, Thomas and James Herron of Beardstown; Donald (Duck) Herron of Chandlerville, and Dick Herron of Jacksonville.
  She was a member of the Summum Christian Church. She had worked at Beardstown Glove Factory for 15 years, then for PAG Seed Co. of Astoria until her retirement.
  Services were Friday, Nov. 26, 1999, at Summum Christian Church. Burial was at the Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obituaries for Dereck Wayne Rogers
Rushville Times, May 3, 2000, page 17, column 5
Dereck Rogers
  Dereck Wayne Rogers, infant son of Michael Rogers and Melissa Eichbrecht, was born at 10:01 a.m. Monday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  He died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Funeral services for Dereck Wayne Rogers will be announced by the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.

Rushville Times, May 17, 2000, page 4B, page 2
Dereck Rogers
  Dereck Wayne Rogers, infant son of Michael Rogers and Melissa Eichbrecht, who was born at 10:01 a.m. Monday, May 1, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, died at 4:45 p.m. Monday at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Surviving are his parents of Rushville, grandparents Mark and Pam Searle of Dover, Robert "Sonny" and Christy Beatty of Rushville, and Stan Maley of Sterling Heights, Mich.; great-grandparents Ruth and Frank Bommarito of Higgins Lake, Mich., Dave Eichbrecht of Mill Creek, Mich., Clyde and Margaret Searle of Chesaning, Mich., Robert and Deon Maley of Sterling Heights, Mich., and Cyril Koch and Liz Beatty, both of Rushville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Funeral services were Thursday, May 4 at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rosalie Ross officiating. Burial was in the Prairie Repose Cemetery at Dover. Memorials may be given to the neonatal unit at St. John's Hospital or the maternity department at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary for Bessie Marie Hill Loeffler Lauder Rohlfing
Rushville Times, June 7, 2000, page 13, column 5
  Bessie Marie Lauder-Rohlfing, 82, of Beardstown died Tuesday, May 30, 2000, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
  She was born in Beardstown to Otis and Ethel Gabbert-Hill on Feb. 11, 1918. She was raised by her maternal grandparents, Thomas and Elizabeth Gabbert. She married Elmer Edward Loeffler on May 2, 1933, in Rushville. He preceded her in death. She later married Cecil Lauder on March 25, 1938, in Beardstown. They had two daughters, Mrs. Sam (Ethel) Sparkman of Line Oak, Fla., and Iris "Bobbi" Vincent of Beardstown. Cecil preceded her in death in 1972.  She then married Ernest James Rohlfing on June 11, 1973. He also preceded her in death in 1994.
  Mrs. Lauder-Rolfhing also is survived by six grandchildren; one great-grandson; one great-great-granddaughter; a brother, Clarence Hill of Alexia; and two sisters, Ruth Brown of Kempton and Margaret (husband Vern) Plate of Manito.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, a brother, Roy Hill, one grandson and one
great-granddaughter.
  She worked as a cook in the local restaurants and was a homemaker all of her life.
  Funeral services were Saturday, June 3, in Beardstown with Irene DeSollar presiding over the service at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home. Burial followed at the Beardstown City Cemetery.
  The family has requested memorials be made to the Cass-Schuyler County Hospice.

Obituary for John Howard Rolf
Rushville Times, Sept. 29, 1990, page 13, column 1
  John Howard Rolf, 78, of Beardstown, died Tuesday, Sept. 21, 1999.
  He was born June 26, 1921, at Exeter, the son of Charles and Freda Buescher Rolf.  He married Mabel Krusa on Dec. 24, 1942, in Beardstown.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, Charles Rolf, Jr.
  He is survived by three sons, Jim (wife Penny) of Arenzville, Stan (wife Ann) of Winfield, Mo., and Steve (wife Kate) of Beardstown; one daughter, Sue Rolf of Beardstown; and seven grandchildren.
  He was a graduate of the University of Illinois, with a degree in agriculture.  He was a veteran of World War II and a lifelong farmer  in the Beardstown area.  He was a member of the St. John's Lutheran Church and the Beardstown Elks Lodge, a township board member, and a 4-H Leader.  John was a tremendous sports fan and a superb basketball player while being a fishing enthusiast to the last day.
  The family has requested that memorials be made to the Elk's Crippled Children Fund in lieu of flowers.
  Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements, with cremation and a private funeral service being held at a later date.

Obituary for Raymond F. Roloff
Rushville Times, April 5, 2000, page 17, column 1
  Raymond F. Roloff, 76, of Lincoln, died Sunday, April 2, 2000, at his residence.
  He was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Peoria, the son of Frank E. and Sada R. Pfersick Roloff.
  He married Margie E. Simmons on May 17, 1946, in Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Roger R. Roloff of New Paltz, N.Y.; one daughter, Lynn C. Fearneyhough of Lincoln; one sister, Marjorie J. Putney of Peoria; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren,
  He served in the U.S. Army in the European Theater during World War II as a sergeant surgical technician and was decorated with medals and honors. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4 in Rushville.
  Mr. Roloff was sales manager of Bartlow Brothers, Inc., in Rushville from 1952-1973 and was owner of the Schuy-Ville Theatre in Rushville from 1974-1984.  He was then employed as a Wal-Mart greeter in Lincoln from 1985-1998.  He also was a pianist and composer of songs from 1946-1999 and was a member of American Federation of Musicians Local 330 in Macomb.
  Funeral services for Mr. Roloff will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2000, at the Holland and Barry Funeral Home in Lincoln. Carl Wiggins will officiate. Burial will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens in Peoria. Full military rites will be accorded at the gravesite.
  Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary for Christopher Martin Root
Rushville Times, September 20, 2000, page 17, column 4
Christopher Root
  Christopher Martin Root, seven-day-old son of Steve and Vicki (Baerenwald) Root of O'Fallon, Ill., who was born on Sept. 6, 2000, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Children's Hospital in St. Louis.
  Surviving are his parents of O'Fallon; one sister, Gina Root, at home; a half-brother, Matthew Davis; a half sister, Rebecca Davis, both of Springfield; grandparents, George and Gwen Root of Rushville, and Lloyd and LaVonne Baerenwald of Fulda, Minn.; great-grandmother Nina Sipes of Rushville; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
  Graveside services were Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at the Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Robert Belew officiating.  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics through PTOEC % SAVE, 620 N. Illinois, Belleville, Illinois, 62220.

Obituary for Annie Linn Rose
  Annie Linn Rose was born in Clermont County, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1819, and died January 1, 1909. She was married to William Rose, December 31, 1835, and came with her husband to Illinois in December, 1836. To them were born five boys and five girls, the husband, two boys, and four daughters preceding her. She left one daughter, three sons, thirty-four grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She joined the United Brethren Church at an early age. She was careful and thoughtful of her pastor, always looking after his needs, benevolent, and a faithful member until death.
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  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 Lucy "Lu" E. Johnson Rose
Rushville Times, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 1
Lucy Rose
  Lucy E. "Lu" Rose, 77, of Astoria, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Sept. 8, 1922, in Liverpool to Jasper T. and Bessie Evans Johnson, she married Clifford Rose on Sept. 11, 1944, in Sanford, Fla.  He died May 18, 1986.
  She also was preceded in death by one infant sister.
  Surviving are one son, Randy (wife Carrie) Rose of Palos Heights; one grandson; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; and one brother-in-law, Fred Mansfield, of Blue Island.
  She was a 50-year member of Ipava Order of the Eastern Star 144 and a member of the Ansarettes of the Ansar Temple in Springfield.
  During World War II, she was a secretary at Camp Ellis.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.  The Rev. Roger Simpson will officiate.  Burial will be at Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Alva "Bob" Roudebush
Rushville Times, July 18, 1990
Alva Roudebush of Rushville Dies
  Alva Roudebush, 92, of Rushville, died at 10:53 a.m., Friday, July 13, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
   Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, Collis Trone officiated.  Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Culbertson Long-Term Care Facility.
  Born Nov. 27, 1897, in Rushville Township, Schuyler county, to Jonathan M. and Nora M. Fulk Roudebush, he married Freeda M. Montooth, on Aug. 20, 1919, in Astoria.  She died on March 31, 1982.  He also was preceded in death by one son, Richard, four brothers, three sisters and one great-grandson {Dusty Ward}.
  Surviving are one son, Robert, of Rushville; three daughters, Mrs. (Geraldine) Toland and Mrs. Lora Vail (Louise) Agans, both of Rushville and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Bader of Morrisonville, Wisc.; 15 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
  He farmed in Schuyler all his adult life before retiring in 1964, and also was Rushville Township assessor for many years until 1979.

Obituary for Christian Pierce Roudebush I
Rushville Times, January 9, 1890; page 2, colume 3.
  Christian Roudebush, an old settler of this county, died last Sunday of general debility, at his residence 6 miles northest of Rushville, in his 88th years.

Obituary for Clifford "Ham" J. Roudebush
Clifford "Ham" J. Roudebush
  Canton - Clifford J. "Ham" Roudebush, 81, of 10 N. 20th Ave. died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton {Fulton County, Illinois}.
  Born Aug. 14, 1921, in Rushville {Schuyler County, Illinois} to James and Erma Green Roudebush, he married Edna Rodgers on June 17, 1942, in Bowling Green, MO.
  He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
  Surviving are one son, Rick (and Sonja) of Canton; one daughter, Rebecca (and Donald) Abbott of San Diego, Calif.; one granddaughter; one step grandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy of Curtis, Neb.; and two sisters, Genevieve Jennings of Galva and Rosemary Engle of Melpitas, Calif.
  A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Forces for four years.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
  He worked for International Harvester in Canton for nine years.  He later worked for Flowers Trucking and last was a service manager for Brad Reagan Tire Service before retiring in 1984.
  He was a member and past master of Morning Star Lodge 734, AF & AM.
  A Masonic service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, followed by services with the Rev. Keith Jones officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituary of Clifford ''Ham'' J. Roudebush
Peoria Journal Star, February 6, 2003, Page: B05
Clifford Roudebush
  Canton - Clifford J. ''Ham'' Roudebush, 81, of 10 N. 20th Ave. died at 11:40 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Heartland Health Care Center in Canton.
  Born Aug. 14, 1921, in Rushville to James and Erma Green Roudebush, he married Edna Rodgers on June 17, 1942, in Bowling Green, Mo.
  He also was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
  Surviving are one son, Rick (and Sonja) of Canton; one daughter, Rebecca (and Donald) Abbott of San Diego, Calif.; one granddaughter; one stepgrandchild; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy of Curtis, Neb.; and two sisters, Genevieve Jennings of Galva and Rosemary Engle of Melpitas, Calif.
  A World War II veteran, he served in the Army Air Forces for four years. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.
  He worked for International Harvester in Canton for nine years. He later worked for Flowers Trucking and last was a service manager for Brad Reagan Tire Service before retiring in 1984.
  He was a member and past master of Morning Star Lodge 734, AF&AM.
  He was a member of First Baptist Church in Canton.
  A Masonic service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at OaksHines Funeral Home in Canton, followed by services with the Rev. Keith Jones officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituary for Dallas "Dal" Albert Roudebush
Rushville Times, Sept. 17, 1986
Services Held For Dallas Roudebush
  Dallas A. Roudebush, 90, died Tuesday, Sept. 9, in the Care Center of Abingdon.
  Services were at Larson Funeral Home, at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Charles Witte officiated. Burial was in Abingdon Cemetery, with military rites at graveside. Memorials may be made to his church or a charity of the donor’s choice.
   Born Oct. 27, 1895, in Littleton to Jonathan M. and Nora M. Fulk Roudebush, he married Mary E. Thompson on Jan. 9, 1924, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, C. Donald of Arlington, VA; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Doris) Black of Fairfax, VA; two grandchildren; two brothers, Alva D. and H. Delbert, both of Rushville; and one sister, Minnie L. Rebman of Mount Sterling.
  An Army veteran of world War I, he had lived most of his life in Abingdon, where he was a foreman in the art ware casting department of Abingdon Pottery until retiring in 1961. He also was a carpenter.
  He was a member of Abington Christian Church, where he served as a deacon and a member of the church building committee. He also was a 68-year member of American legion Post 381.

Obituary for Freeda Mae Montooth Roudebush
Rushville Times, April 7, 1982
Mrs. Alva Roudebush Dies Here On Thursday
  Mrs. Alva (Freeda M.) Roudebush, 80, of Rushville, died at 2:30 a.m. on March 31, in Snyder's Vaughn Haven Nursing Home.
  Services were at 2 p.m. on April 2 in Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Sellers officiated and burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Born Nov. 19, 1901, in Oakland township, a daughter of John W and Hattie J Ashwood Montooth.
  She married Mr. Roudebush August 20, 1919, in Astoria.
  Surviving are her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Geraldine) Toland and Mrs. Lora Vail (Louise) Agans, both of Rushville and Mrs. Harold (Betty) Bader of Morrisonville, Wis.; two sons, Robert of Rushville and Richard of Hull; 15 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. One brother, Roland Montooth, preceded her in death.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial hospital.

Obituary of Glen Desmond Roudebush I
Rushville Times
Glen Roudebush
  Glen Roudebush, 84, died in Peoria, Illinois on April 16, 1999. His parents were Wilmer and Mary Cameron Roudebush. He was born in Schuyler County, Illinois on July 25, 1914. He married Gertrude A. Lehman on June 5, 1933 in Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois. They had 2 sons, Glen and Gary, and 2 daughters, Sharon and Janet, 1 half brother, Art and 1 half sister, Betty. He was a member of the Rushville Methodist Church.
  Note: missing is the oldest son.

Peoria Journal Star, April 18, 1999, Page: B4
Glen Roudebush
  Canton - Glen D. Roudebush, 84, of 413 N. Main St. died at 7:20 p.m. Friday, April 16, 1999, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born July 25, 1914, in Schuyler County to Wilmer and Mary Cameron Roudebush, he married Gertrude A. Lehman on June 5, 1933, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Glen of Peoria and Gary of Canton; two daughters, Sharon Churchill of Pekin and Janet Stein of Canton; one half brother, Art Roudebush of Decatur, Ind.; one half sister, Betty Oliver of Monroe, Ind.; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one son, James, and two half brothers.
  He was a heavy equipment operator out of Operating Engineers Local 649 in Peoria, where he was a member for more than 50 years. He worked for S.J. Groves company in Peoria for many years, retiring in 1985. He was a member of Rushville United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home. The Rev. Ray Cameron will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts of America Troop 104 of Canton or to any charity.

Obituary of Glen Desmond Roudebush II
Peoria Journal Star, December 4, 2003, Page: B5
Glen Roudebush
  Peoria - Glen Junior Roudebush, 66, of 515 W. Northmoor Road died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at ManorCare Health Services.
  Born May 1, 1937, in Canton to Glen D. and Gertrude A. Lehman Roudebush, he married Carol Ann Strassburger on Aug. 15, 1986, in Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Canton; one stepson, Ted Search of Evansville, Ind.; one brother, Gary of Canton; and two sisters, Janet Stein of Canton and Sharon Churchill of Pekin.
  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
  He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and served in the Canton Army Reserves.
  He worked out of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 649.
  He was active with the Boy Scouts district staff and the Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter. He also had been active with the Canton Park District Sports Program.
  He was a former board member of the YMCA.
  He was of the Methodist faith.
  Cremation has been accorded. Family graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton. There will be no visitation. Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter.

Pekin Daily Times, Pekin, Illinois, December 6, 2003
Glen Roudebush
  Peoria - Glen Junior Roudebush, 66, of 515 W. Northmoor Road, died at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2003, at Manor Care Health Systems in Peoria.  Cremation has been accorded. Family graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.  There will be no visitation.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton is handling arrangements.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Peoria Animal Welfare Shelter.
  He was born May 1, 1937, in Canton to Glen D. and Gertrude A. Lehman Roudebush. He married Carol Ann Strassburger on Aug. 15, 1986, in Peoria.
  Surviving are his wife; his mother of Canton; one stepson, Ted Search of Evansville, Ind.; one brother, Gary Roudebush of Canton; and two sisters, Janet Stein of Canton and Sharon Churchill of Pekin.  He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
  Roudebush had worked through Operating Engineers Local 649 in Peoria. He was a Vietnam War veteran of the U.S. Army and was active with the Army Reserves in Canton.
  He was a former board member of the YMCA and was active with PAWS in Peoria.  He was involved with the Boy Scouts of America District Staff and had been active with the Canton Park District Sports Program.
  He was of the Methodist faith.

Obituary for Hallie "Deb" Delbert Roudebush
Rushville Times, November 15, 1989
  H. Delbert Roudebush, 88, of Rushville, a retired farmer, died at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services were held at 1 p.m. Saturday, in Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville.  The Rev. Roy Adams officiated, with burial in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Rushville First United Methodist Church.
  He was born Nov. 11, 1900, near Rushville, the son of Jonathan M. and Nora M. (Fulks) Roudebush.  He married Hazel L. Ritchey June 22, 1922, in Virginia, Ill.  She died March 25, 1987.
  Mr. Roudebush was involved in the summer wheat harvest in South Dakota; worked for Ford Motor Company in Detroit, Mich., in 1921; and returned to Schuyler County where he farmed until retiring.
  Survivors include two sons, Keith Roudebush of San Diego, Calif., and Donald Roudebush of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Mary Ann Vrohovnik of Wilwaulee, Wisc., and Louisa Replojle of Temple, Ariz.; nine granchildren; a borther, Alva D. Roudebush of Rushville; and a sister, Minnie L. Rebman of Mt. Sterling.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers and two infant sisters.
  Note: His mother's name was Nore Mae Fulk and  daughter, Mary Ann Vrhovnik lives in Milwaukee, Wisc.

Obituary for Hazel Loeta Ritchey Roudebush
Rushville Times, April 1, 1987
Services Held For Hazel Roudebush
  Services for Hazel L. Roudebush, 86, of rural Rushville were held Saturday at the Worthington Funeral Home.  The member of the First United Methodist Church died Wednesday, March 25 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  The Rev. Richard Herath conducted services.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
  She was born Nov. 28, 1900 in Schuyler County, a daughter of Fred and Nora Ashwood Ritchey.  She married Delbert Roudebush June 22, 1922 in Virginia.
  He survives.  Also surviving are two sons, Keith Roudebush of San Diego, Calf. and Donald Roudebush of Littleton, Colo.; two daughters, Mary Ann Vrhovnik of Milwaukee, Wisc. and Louisa Replogle of Tempe, Ariz.; two sisters, Mabel Anderson of Rushville and Ruth Yeast of Tempe; and nine grandchildren.
  Preceding Mrs. Roudebush were two infant children and one brother.
  She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and taught the rural Schuyler and Fulton County schools.

Obituary for Henry "Lee" Leander Roudebush
died January 26, 1931
Rushville Times, February, 1931
Lee Roudebush Died in Grafton, N. D., Last Week
  Rushville friends of Lee Roudebush, a former resident of Rushville township, were grieved to learn of his death, which occurred Monday of last week at his home at Grafton, North Dakota, following an illness of several months' duration of Bright's Disease and heart trouble. Mr. Roudebush was in the fifty-eighth year.
  In 1902 he was joined in marriage to Miss June Hindman of this locality, and the young couple resided on a farm northeast of Rushville for several years, removing to South Dakota in 1916. For the past nine years they have resided in Grafton, N. D., where, at the time when his health failed, he was attendant at the Grafton city park.
  Mr. Roudebush was the father of five children, four sons, Eugene W., Robert H., George D., and Eldon L., and one daughter, Miss Dorothy Roudebush, all of whom reside in Grafton.
  Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Grafton on Wednesday, Jan 28, Rev. Bee S. Locher officiating. Interment was in the Grafton cemetery.
  Besides his wife and five children, Mr. Roudebush is survived by seven brothers and two sisters, and a sister of his wife, Lemona Mathews, who has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Roudebush since their marriage.

Obituary for John Roudebush
died: September 19, 1924
Rushville Times, Sept. 25, 1924
John Roudebush Died In McDonough County
  James Roudebush of this city was in Industry Monday where he attended the funeral of his father, John Roudebush, who died in Tennessee township, McDonough county, last Friday. He was 81 years, 5 months and 2 days of age and had been in falling health for three years.
  John Roudebush was born in Pennsylvania, April 7, 1843, but has been a resident of McDonough county for many years. He was well known and leaves many friends who mourn his death.
  He is survived by his widow and the following children: James of Rushville, Annie Eagle of Industry, Walter of Rock Island, Belle Springer of Industry, Maggie Brooks of Industry, John at home, George of Plymouth and Edward of Prior, Okla.
  Note: He was married to Hannah May Finklebinder.

Obituaries for Jonathan Martin Roudebush
Rushville, Illinois, March 6, 1924, Volume 67, page 1 column 2
Death Due To Apoplexy
  Jonathan Roudebush, who lived four miles out of Ray (Illinois) in Christian Neck neighborhood, died suddenly Tuesday evening fron a stroke of apoplexy, just as he had returned from Rushville.
Mr Roudebush who was sixty-six years of age had driven to Rushville that afternoon in a buggy, and when he arrived at home and started getting out of the buggy, he was suddenly stricken, and died shortly afterward when Dr. V. M. Cornman had been called to give medical attenion.

Rushville Times, March 13, 1924, p 4, column 4
  Jonathan Martin Roudebush, the youngest son of Christian Pierce and Margaret Jane Roudebush, was born in Schuyler County (Illinois) (died) March 4, 1924 at 5 p.m., being at the time of his death 65 years, 11 months and 25 days old. Death was due to apoplexy.
  He was united in marriage to Nora Fulk, March 5th, 1886 and to this union eight children were born: Ethal, Leona and Edward having preceded him in death.
  In the summer of 1918 the deceased suffered a stroke of apoplexy, from which he never recovered, though he was able to be about most of the time until the end.
  Mr. Roudebush was converted several years ago and later joined the Free Methodist Church at Christian Neck (7 miles east of Rushville on Hwy. 24), remaining a member until the end.
  He leaves to mourn their loss, his wife and five children: Mrs. Minnie Redman, Dal (Dallas), Alva ("Bob"), Delbert ("Deb"), and Clarence and four grandchildren. Also two brothers and one sister in Tennessee; James of Rushville, and Mary Stockwell at Plymouth (Illinois), besides a great number of old friends and neighbors.

Obituary for Juniatta "June" Hindman Roudebush
Rushville Times, March 6, 1947
Mrs. Lee Roudebush Died in Los Angeles Feb. 16
  Mrs. June Hindman Roudebush, widow of Lee Roudebush, whose early life was spent on the Hindman homestead farm northeast of Rushville, died February 16 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Lash, of Los Angeles, Calif., after a long illness.
  Mrs. Roudebush was born in Schuyler county, March 24, 1883, and was the daughter of Samuel and Julia Hindman of Ray community. She spent her early life on the farm with her parents, and at the age of 18 was united in marriage with Henry Lee Roudebush, also of the Ray community.
  They moved from Illinois in the year 1916, and went to North Dakota, where they farmed for many years, and where Mr. Roudebush passed away in Grafton, N. D. in 1931.
  June Roudebush and family left North Dakota in 1941 to make their home in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs. Roudebush had been in ill health for a year preceding her death.
  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Don Lash, of Los Angeles; four sons, Eugene and Robert of Los Angeles, Eldon of Grant's Pass, Oregon, George who is serving with the army signal corps in New Jersey; five grandchildren, Beverly June and Robert Wayne, son and daughter of Robert Roudebush, Eldon Reid and Elvon Lee, twin sons of Eldon Roudebush, and Frank Eugene, son of Mrs. Don Lash.
  Services were held at the Utter-McKinley chapel, February 20, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Earl W. Haney, minister of the First Presbyterian church of Eagle Rock, of which Mr. Roudebush was a member. Interment was in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California.

Obituary for Margaret "Lula" Jane Martin Roudebush
Rushville Times, August 29th, 1895, Local
  Roudebush, Mrs. Christopher {Christian} - Mrs. Christopher {Christian} Roudebush, one of the pioneer residents of Schuyler County, died last Sunday morning, aged 73 years.  The funeral was conducted by Rev. John Knowles Monday morning; interment in Good Hope Cemetery.  The deceased has been a resident of this county for fifty years or more.

September 5, 1895
Roudebush, Mrs. Margaret J.
  Mrs. Margaret J. Roudebush was born in Cumberland county, Pennsylvania, Jan. 1, 1823 and died at her late residence, 8 miles northeast of Rushville, Aug. 25, 1895, having nearly completed her 74th year.
  For more than 40 years she, with her late husband and family, have made Schuyler county their home.
  Mrs. Roudebush was converted early in life and united with the Baptist church, of which she continued a faithful and consistent member for 55 years.
  She enjoyed the esteem, high regard and entire confidence of all who knew her. Her last illness was protracted and very painful. For the last three years of her life she was unable to speak so as to be understood.
  Funeral services, conducted by the writer, were held at the family residence on Monday, Aug. 26th. A large company of sympathizing neighbors and friends accompanied the sad procession to the Good Hope cemetery; where side by side she and the husband of her youth and the loved companion of her later years sleep the sleep which knows no waking - J. K.  {Rev. John Knowles}

Obituary for Mary Evelyn Thompson Roudebush
Peoria Journal Star, October 28, 1997, Page: D6
Mary Roudebush
  Abingdon - Mary Evelyn Roudebush, 92, of 105 N Austin Street died at 12:39 a. m.  Saturday, October 25, 1997, at Washington Hospital in Washington, PA.
  Born November 3, 1904, in Schuyler county to Edward and Etheleen Kelly Thompson, she married Dallas A. Roudebush on January 9, 1924, in Rushville. He died September 9, 1986. She also was preceded in death by nine brothers.
  Surviving are one son, C. Donald of Arlington. VA; one daughter.  Mrs. Eugene (Doris) Black of Fairfax, VA.; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  She moved to Abingdon in 1927. From 1932 to 1943, she was employed by Globe Manufacturing Co., which later became the Blue Bell-Globe Manufacturing Co. In 1944, she became a sales clerk for Shank's Clothing Store for 17 years and then became a part-time employee until 1979. She also had worked in the kitchen at Abingdon Nursing Home.
  She was a member of Abingdon Christian Church.
  Services will be al 11 a.m.  Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, where visition Vail be one hour before services. The Rev. Raymond McLaren wall officiate. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church or any charity.

In Memory of Mary E. Roudebush
November 3, 1904 - October 25, 1997
Funeral Services, Saturday November 1, 1997. 11:00 a.m.
Hinehliff- Pearson- West Chapel, Abingdon, Illinois
Officiant: Rev. Raymond McLaren
Pallbearers: Joel Black, Michael Iwicki, Frank Lambiaso, Fred Smith, Earl Day, George Landon
Organist: Ardith Tubbs
Abingdon Cemetery

Obituary for Maurice Ritchey Roudebush
Rushville Times, February 1923
Maurice Ritchey Roudebush.
  Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Roudebush, residing northeast of Rushville, are mourning the death of their infant son, Maurice Ritchey. Death occurred Monday and was caused by pneumonia, the child being ill but a few days.
  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. C. Brown, pastor of the M. E. church, were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Maurice Ritchey, infant son of Delbert and Hazel Roudebush, was born October 7, 1922, and died January 31, 1923. A heavy cold, followed by pneumonia soon rendered the most earnest efforts of loving hands and skillful medical attention impotent and he was taken away a few minutes after noon on Monday of this week. It pleased God to receive him. Little Maurice was permitted to brighten the home of his loving parents but three months and twenty-nine days. Besides his bereaved parents and grandparents he leaves a wide circle of relatives and friends to mourn his untimely departure.
  Card of Thanks: We desire to thank our friends and neighbors who so kindly arristed us during the illness and death of our baby. - Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Roudebush
  Note: father, Hallie "Deb" Delbert Roudebush and mother, Hazel Loeta Ritchey

Rushville Times, Nov. 13, 1924
   Alva Roudebush and family attended the funeral of the infant son of his brother, Delbert and wife, at their home near Christian Neck, Tuesday. The little one was laid to rest in the Christian Neck Cemetery.

Obituaries for Nora Mae Fulk Roudebush
Rushville Times, Apr. 12, 1951.
Funeral Services Held Here Saturday For Mrs. Nora M. Roudebush
   Mrs. Nora May Roudebush, 85, died Thursday, April 5 {1951}, at her home in Rushville Township {Schuyler County, Illinois}; She was a life-time resident of Schuyler County.
   Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Voorhees Memorial Home with the Rev. J.A. Mason, officiating. Burial was in Good Hope Cemetery near Rushville {Illinois}.
   Nora May Roudebush, daughter of Levi and Elizabeth Swope Fulk, was born September 6, 1865 and died at her home in Rushville Township on April 5, 1951, at the age of 85 years, 6 month, and 24 days.
   She received her early education in the Christian Neck School and lived her entire life in that neighborhood.
   On March 4, 1886, she was united in marriage to Jonathan M. Roudebush who preceded her in death, March 4, 1924.
   To this union were born eight children.  Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Louise Rebman of Camden {Illinois}, {4 sons} Dallas, Alva, Delbert and Clarence of Rushville {Illinois}.  She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Blemling of Beardstown and Mrs. Nellie Roy of Los Angeles, California/ of Independence, Missouri.  There are 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
   Mrs. Roudebush was preceded in death by three children, Nellie Ethel, Leona Mae, and James Edward {Eddie}, and the following brothers and sisters: Frank, Edward, Charles, John, and Mrs. Anna Sellers.
    Early in life she was united with the Free Methodist Church, and served willingly and steadfastly in the faith until her death.
   Mrs. Roudebush's great interest was in her home and family, and she was always happiest when surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, by whom she will be sadly missed.

Illinois Death, Mrs. Nora Roudebush
   Rushville, April 6, - Funeral services for Mrs. Nora May Roudebush, 85, widow of Jonathan Roudebush, who died late Thursday night at her home near Rushville {Illinois}, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Voorhees Memorial Home.  The Rev. J. A. Mason, pastor of the Methodist Church will officiate with burial in Good Hope Cemetery.
   Mrs. Roudebush was born September 6, 1865, the daughter of Levi and Elizabeth Swope Fulk.  Mr. Roudebush died 20 years ago.
   Surviving are one duaghter, Mrs. Bert Redman {Minnie}, of Camden Township; four sons: Dallas, Alva, Delbert, and Clarence, all of near Rushville; one brother, R. I. Fulks of Halt, Mo. and two sisters: Mrs. Minnie Bleming, of Beardstown {Illinois}, and Mrs. Nellie Rorling of Los Angeles, Cal; 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Obituary for Richard "Dick" Dale Roudebush
Rushville Times, September 17, 1986
Richard Roudebush Of Hull Dies
  Richard D. Roudebush, 53, of Hull, formerly of Rushville, died Wednesday, September 10, in St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  Services were held Saturday, September 13 in the Worthington Funeral Home.  The Rev. Marvin Chalfant officiated and burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  He was born March 11, 1933, in Schuyler Co. to Alva and Freeda M. Montooth Roudebush.
  Surviving are one son, Michael and one daughter, Mrs. Page Carlen, both of Hull; one grandchild; his father, and one brother, Robert, both of Rushville; three sisters, Mrs. Geraldine Toland and Mrs. Louise Agans, both of Rushville and Mrs. Betty Bader of Morrisonville, Wisc.  His mother preceded him in death.
  He was a foreman at Astoria Fibra-Steel Inc., Hannibal, Mo., last working in May 1986, and a member of Akers Chapel Church of Christ at Plainsville.

Obituary for Rollin "Rollo" "Rollie" H. Roudebush
Rushville Times, April 19, 1951
Rollo Roudebush Died Here Monday
  Rollo H. Roudebush, 79, died Monday afternoon at his residence in Rushville, following a long illness.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Voorhees Memorial home, with the Rev. M. P. Pierson officiating.
  Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
  Rollo H. Roudebush, son of James and Canadace Robeson Roudebush was born in Rushville Township, July 21, 1873, and died April 16, 1951, aged 77 years, eight months and 25 days.
  Rollie grew to manhood in the community in which he was born. He was educated in Kinderhook school and later attended Kennedy Normal in Rushville.
  On February 17, 1896 he was married to Anna Elizabeth Strong in a ceremony performed at Lewistown. They began housekeeping on a farm near Birmingham and later moved to Rushville where he lived until his death. To this union was born one son, William C.
  Surviving him are: his son, William, of Rushville; one brother, Delano, of Decatur; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Davison, of Plymouth, and two nephews.
  Preceding him in death were his parents: his wife, Anna; a sister, Mrs. Merilla Sayer, and a Granddaughter, Hildreth Roudebush.
  He enjoyed nursing and working with patients at Culbertson hospital. He was always a friend of the children and his neighbors.

Obituary for Amelia "Millie" Ann Thornton Robertson Royal
Rushville Times, October 1900, Browning Department.
  Died, at the home of Mrs. Thornton in Browning at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 17th, of consumption, Mrs. Millie Ann Royal, formerly Thornton.
  Mrs. Royal was first married to George Robertson who died some years ago. About a year ago she was married to Mr. Royal and moved with him to some place near Pekin. About two weeks since she was brought home to die.
  Note: 2nd husband is William A. S. Royal.

Obituary for Gartha Maxine Baum Royer
Rushville Times, January 20, 1999
  Mrs. Gartha Maxine Royer, 81 of Macomb, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
  She was born April 7, 1917, in Astoria, the daughter of John and Mary Burgard Baum. She married Norman L. Royer on Aug. 22, 1936 in Virginia. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Lyle D. Royer of Gamaliel, Ark., and Harold Royer of Moline; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Duncan of Spokane, Wash., and Betty Behymer of Altona; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; five brothers, Ronald Baum of East Moline, Russell Baum of Colombus, Ind., Raymond Baum of Colombia, S. C.; Richard Baum of Quincy; Robert Baum of Ipava; and five sisters, Leona Skiles of Astoria, Margaret Wells of Muscatine, Iowa; Rosalie Harvey of Colombus, Texas; Lola Mae Huff of Coal Valley, and Judy Kellogg of Elmwood. She was preceded in death by one brother, John Rodney Baum, and one sister, Francis Heller.
  She was a sorority house mother at Western Illinois University and a member of the Table Grove Community church and was a past district president of the Rebekah's Lodge.
  Funeral services were Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Charles Hughes officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Martha Elizabeth Dorsett Cox Royer
Rushville Times, June 7, 2000, page 13, column 1
Martha Royer
  Martha Elizabeth Dorsett Cox Royer, 96, died June 1, 2000, at the Elms Nursing Center in Macomb.
  The daughter of William Elsworth and Lillie Ellen Hedgcock Dorsett, she was born Nov. 20, 1903, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County.
  For many years, Mrs. Royer was a teacher in nearby county schools.  She began her education in a one-room country school in the neighborhood between Brooklyn and Huntsville and graduated from Augusta High School in 1922.  She was a graduate of Western Illinois State Teacher's College, now Western Illinois University, with a bachelor of education degree, majoring in English and history.  While at Western, she was a member of Alpha Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta P1.
  She married Willis L. Cox on Oct. 24, 1930, and they lived in Table Grove.  He died Sept. 6, 1951.  On Nov. 20, 1958, she married Cecil Royer.  The Royers lived on a farm near Astoria until they moved to Rushville, where they had an antique business.  He died July 5, 1994. During the last few years, she has lived at Everly House and at The Elms Nursing Home In Macomb.
  Mrs. Royer also was preceded in death by her parents, an infant sister, Ellen, and a sister, Mary Dorsett Camp.
  Martha Dorsett Royer was an energetic and enthusiastic teacher, tireless in encouraging the love of learning in her students.  She began her teaching career the year following graduation from high school when she taught at Union, the rural eight-grade school in her home neighborhood.  The next year she enrolled in college and after receiving her degree, taught high school in Adair, Smithfield, and Littleton and junior high school in Astoria.  She especially loved directing plays, coaching dramatic competitions and related activities.  She was an avid reader and traveler, always searching for new ways to bring the excitement of what she had learned to her students.
  She began traveling in 1929, having purchased a bright blue Model A Ford coupe and after asking two friends to share her adventure, drove 3,200 miles over primitive roads through the Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone and the Black Hills.  She never lost her interest in seeing new places and kept traveling until recent years.
  After retirement, she spent several years helping senior citizens through the Agency for Aging's Outreach program in the central Illinois area.
  Mrs. Royer was a member of the Woodland Church of the Brethren at Astoria.  While she lived in Rushville, she taught the Beacon Light Sunday School class at the Rushville United Methodist Church.  She was a Past Worthy Matron of the Laurel Star Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star at Table Grove.
  She leaves a son, David L. Cox (wife Karen) of Atlanta, Ga., a daughter, Marian Cox Kindhart (husband Wilbur) of Rushville; two step-sons, Gordon Royer (wife Betty) of Astoria and Ramon Royer (wife Nancy) of St. Louis, Mo.; a grandson; two granddaughters; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter; two step-granddaughters; four step-grandsons; and a niece.
  Funeral services were held Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Mr. David Haney and Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove.
  Memorials may be given to Bridgeway of Macomb or the Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria.

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Lancaster Royer
Rushville Times, Mar. 10, 1949
Mary Royer Dies
  Mary Elizabeth Lancaster, daughter of William and Elizabeth Lancaster, was born near Bader, July 12, 1872, and passed away at the Culbertson hospital in Rushville, March 3, 1949, aged 76 years.
  On July 12, 1893, who was united in marriage with David Royer, who preceded her in death by several years. To this union were born two children, Mrs. Pauline McCulloch of Mt. View, Wyoming, and Laurence Royer of near Bader, both of whom remain to mourn her passing.
  Her patience and cheerfulness, and her appreciation of the kindness of her friends and neighbors have endeared her to all.
  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Bader church, conducted by J. H. Trone. Interment was in the Bader cemetery.

Obituary for Norman L. Royer
Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 3
  Norman L. Royer, 85, of Macomb, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Galesburg.
  He was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Camden, the son of Clarence G. and Ruth Thurman Royer. He married Gartha Baum on Aug. 22, 1938, in Virginia. She died Jan. 15, 1999.
  He is survived by three sons, Lyle Royer of Gamaliel, Ark. and Harold Royer of Moline; two daughters, Mary Duncan of Spokane, Wash., and Betty Behymer of Altona; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one sister, Velva Shanks.
  He was a past member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and was a member of the Table Grove Community Church and was a driver for MAC Ford for 16 years.
  Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 14 at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Charles Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
  Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary for Ralph W. Runkle
Rushville Times, Oct. 13, 1999, page 3B, column 7
Ralph W. Runkle
  Ralph W. Runkle, 79, of South Jacksonville, died early Monday morning, Oct. 11, 1999, in Jacksonville.  He was born Sept. 28, 1920, in Littleton, the son of Floyd and Mary Snyder Runkle.  He married Doris I. Winters on Feb. 28, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo., and she survives.
  He is also survived by two sons, R. Steve, (wife Shelley) Runkle of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Ben (wife Patricia) Runkle of Sturgeon, Mo.; two daughters, Donna (husband Robert) Roads of Jacksonville and Judy (husband Jim) Seitz of West Point, Iowa; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne (wife Shirley) Runkle of Rushville and one sister, Betty (husband Vernon) Stratton of Fenton, Mo.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Vern, Harold and Bobby (surviving wite, Rosemary, of Horseshoe Bend, Ark.) and two sisters, Margaret Young and Helen Royer
  He managed LaCrosse Lumber Company in Carrollton for 20 years.  Prior to that, he worked at the Industry Lumber Company for 11 years.  He served in the United States Army during World War II and attained the rank of staff sergeant in the 300th infantry.  All of his life he played basketball, softball, baseball, and volleyball, as well as coaching and refereeing sports.  He was a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America for seven years in Industry and a member of the Kiwanis Club of Industry and the American Legion of Vermont.  He enjoyed bowling, raising ponies and goats, playing Bingo and traveling to the Tennessee National Gospel Convention and Meramec Caverns to hear gospel music.
  Funeral services will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, 1999, at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Littleton Township Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home where the family will meet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
  Memorials are suggested to the Retina Research and Development Foundation at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Obituary for Charles William Ruth
unknown paper, October 1998
Charles Ruth
  Charles William Ruth, 88, of Rushville, died at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  He was born Jan. 11, 1910, in Woodland Township in Fulton County, the son of the late George William and Cora Alice (Miller) Ruth.  He married Opal Geiman on Oct. 25, 1930, in Astoria. She preceded him in death on Oct. 7, 1989.
  Surviving are one son, Delbert Ruth (wife Frances) of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Doris) Bubb, Jr., of Bethany, Okla., and Mrs. Don (Joanne) Houston of Oklahoma City, Okla.;10 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren and three step-great-great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a grandson, Stephen Bubb; a granddaughter, Sherri Bubb Gay; and six sisters, his twin, Ethel Ruth, Twila Cox, Irene Johnston, Bonnie Fleming and infant twin sisters.
  He was a packer at Bartlow Brothers in Rushville for 21 years, retiring in 1973. He was a driver for the Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville for several years and volunteered at the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center. He was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren.
  Funeral services were Monday at the Astoria Church of the Brethren with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating.  Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.
  Memorials may be given to the Astoria Church of the Brethren or the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center.

Peoria Journal Star, October 17, 1998, Page: B4
Charles Ruth
  Rushville - Charles William Ruth, 88, of Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home died there at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, 1998.
  Born Jan. 11, 1910, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, to George William and Cora Alice Miller Ruth, he married Opal Geiman on Oct. 25, 1930, in Astoria. She died Oct. 7, 1989. One grandson, one granddaughter and five sisters also preceded him in death.
  Surviving are one son, Delbert of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Harvey Jr. (Doris) Bubb of Bethany, Okla., and Mrs. Don (Joanne) Houston of Oklahoma City; 10 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  He was a packer at Bartlow Bros. for 21 years, retiring in 1973. He was a driver for Roby Funeral Chapel for several years and volunteered at Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center.
  He was a member of Astoria Church of the Brethren.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at his church. The Rev. Gary Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to his church or Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center.

Obituary for Opal Margaret Geiman Ruth
unknown paper, October 1989
Opal Ruth Dies At Age 76
  Opal M. Ruth, 76, of Rushville died at 2:50 p.m. Saturday, Oct 7, 1989 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Services were held at 11 a.m.,Tuesday at the Astoria Church of the Brethren. Fred Meisenheimer and L. Wayne Rouse officiated and burial was in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.  Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to her church.
  Born Jan. 6, 1913, in Fulton County to Joseph and Etta May Schisler Geiman, she married Charles Ruth Oct. 25, 1930, in Astoria. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Delbert of Sparta; two daughters, Mrs. Harvey (Doris) Bubb Jr. of Bethany, Okla., and Mrs. Joanne MrCurdy of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 11
grandchildren: four step-grand-children; 20 great grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Geiman of Astoria, and two sisters, Mrs. Herman (Frances) Ward of East Moline and Mrs. Dean (Gladys) Chockley of Normal. One grandchild preceded her in death.
  She moved to Rushville37 years ago and was employed at Bartlow Packing Plant for 22 years. She was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren and the Culbertson Hospital Auxiliary. She also was a volunteer at the Schuyler Senior's Center.

Death Notice for Samuel Ruth
Rushville Times, July 11, 1856
    Died on Friday the 4th of July, instant, at the residence of his father John Ruth Esq., in this place, Mr. Samuel Ruth, aged about 24 years. After an absence of some three years, amidst the wilds of Minnesota, seeking a home for his manhood and old age, he had but just returned to his father's house to lay his bones with his kindred. "Requiescat in peace."

Obituary for Nathan Ryan
Rushville Times, Jan. 26, 2000, page 13, column 2
Nathan Ryan.
  Nathan Ryan, 21, of rural Rushville, and formerly of Beardstown, died Sunday morning, Jan. 23, 2000, at his residence.
  He was born April 17, 1978, in Beardstown, the son of James Ryan and Val Perry Brewer.
  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Val and Clint Brewer of Beardstown; his father and stepmother, Jim and Mary Ryan of Springfield; his maternal grandfather, Verlin Perry of Beardstown; stepgrandparents, Tom and Mary Ellen Brewer of Beardstown and Evelyn Anderson of Beardstown; two sisters, Jennifer Ward (husband Harold) of Rushville and Becky Spears (husband John) of Beardstown; one stepbrother, Jeremy McClure of Beardstown; one stepsister, Jennifer McClure of Beardstown; three nephews; one niece; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Verna Perry, his paternal grandparents, Mike and Betty Ryan, and his paternal great-grandparents, Carl and Edna Cloninger.
  Nathan graduated from Beardstown High School in the class of 1996. He was employed with Dusty Farms of Rushville and was a member of the Moose Lodge in Rushville. He especially enjoyed farming with his family and he truly loved his niece and nephews.
  Funeral services for Nathan Ryan will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown with Rev. Gary Sproat officiating. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of services. Mr. Ryan will lie in state one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in the Oetgen Cemetery near Beardstown.




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