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Obituary for Albert "Bert" Franklin VanOrder
Rushville Times, March 1, 1933
  Albert Franklin VanOrder, son of George and Nancy VanOrder, was born near Rushville, October 26, 1874 and departed this life February 28, 1933 at the age of 59 years 4  months and 2 days.
  Mr. VanOrder is survived by 1 daughter, Fronia VanOrder of Quincy, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lorinda Peterman and Mrs. Lydia Huckabro, and 1 brother, John VanOrder of Rushville.  Other who preceded him in death are his wife, his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
  Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. H. M. Cady. Interment in city cemetery.

Obituary for Andrew "Andy" Jackson VanOrder
Unknown Paper 1925
In Memoriam
  A. J. VanOrder, civil war veteran, and old time resident of Schuyler County, died at his home on North Liberty Street, Monday morning at 6 o'clock.  He had been in failing health for several months, but rallied at times and was able to be about a short time before his death.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, at the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Geo. P. Snyder.
  Andrew Jackson, son of Thomas Andrew and Lydia Ann VanOrder was born Ithaca, Thompson County, New York, December 22, 1848 and departed this life at Rushville, Illinois, May 25, 1925 at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 3 days.
  At an early age he traveled westward with his parents until they reached Illinois.  Attracted by the fertility of the soil and beauty of the country, they settled in the vicinity of Rushville.  Here he lived until the dark clouds of war threatened to sever the Union and being of a brave and patriotic spirit, he enlisted at the beginning of the struggle and renedered his service thruout the Civil War.  He was a member of Company G. 28th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
  At the close of the war he was united in marriage to Nancy Jane Bonser who preceded him in death July 27, 1917.  To this union were born fourteen children, six of whom died in childhood.  Those surviving are: Mrs. Logan Adksion, Thomas, Pulaski, Edward, Delmar, and Mrs. Charles Walker of Rushville; Frederick of Vermont, and Mrs. Archie Peacock of Ripley.
  Since the death of his companion he has tried to maintain a home for his children to might come.
  Note: Burial in Hosmer Cemetery.   Also reported buried in Rushville City Cemetery.
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Andrew "Pulaski" Pulaski Vanorder Death
died: January 14, 1956
Rushville Times, January 19, 1956
Pulaski VanOrder, 82, Dies From Critical Burns in Fire Here Friday
  Fire which broke out suddenly in the S. P. Weinberg tenant house on North Liberty street early Friday evening resulted in critical burns to Pulaski VanOrder, 82, in whose quarters the fire started, and also caused heavy damage to the two-story frame structure.
  Quick action by Don Sinnock, who discovered the fire as he was leaving from work shortly before 5:30, averted an even greater loss. He noticed smoke pouring out of the windows at the rear of the building where VanOrder lived. He had seen VanOrder walking back to his quarters just a few minutes before. Sinnock stopped his car at once, instructed his wife to call the fire department, and entered the front of the house. Smoke was   too thick for breathing and Sinnock could hear groans at the rear. He went across the alley for help from Vassar Vancil, who was working in that building, and the two men entered the VanOrder rooms through a window which they tore loose. Despite the heavy smoke and heat, they located the injured man from his groans and literally dragged him out through the
window. It was obvious that VanOrder was badly burned and he was given emergency treatment on the scene by Dr. Russell Dohner and then rushed to the Culbertson Memorial hospital where he lived until early Saturday morning.
  The Rushville fire department answered the call promptly and had the towering flames as shown in the picture under control in a matter of minutes. There was little wind that evening and the bulk of the damage was confined to the rear of the building. VanOrder was removed from the south side of the building where the fire is shown to be most intense. The picture was taken at the height of the fire. Damage to the rear of the building was almost complete. An explosion from an undetermined source occurred during the early stages of the fire and blew out the window lights in the from of the downstairs rooms occupied by Mr. and Mrs. John Trone, neither of whom was home at the time. The glass from the explosion sprayed into the street but no one was injured. The upstairs apartment in the front suffered little damage from the fire and the tenant, Magnus Hanson, continues to live there. He also was absent at the time of the fire. The fireman worked over the ruins for more than an hour and had returned to the firehouse when another blaze broke out and they came back to the house shortly after 7 p.m. At 10:30 p.m. they were called for a third time when the bedding and clothes in the from room started burning. Although it is impossible to determine the exact origin of the fire, it
is believed that VanOrder may have tried to use some fuel oil or kerosene in the stove. He was badly burned about the face, hands, and chest.
  Funeral services for Mr. VanOrder were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at the Hardy Funeral chapel, the Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Andrew Pulaski VanOrder was born March 6, 1873 in Bainbridge township, the son of Andrew and Nancy Bonser VanOrder. On Feb. 9, 1899 he married Rosa Jane Cathers, now deceased. He is survived by two sons, Frank and Jasper, of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Clara Peacock, of Rushville and a brother, Fred, of Peoria.

Obituary for Carl W. VanOrder
Rushville Times, February 18, 1987
Carl VanOrder Dies at Age 76
  Graveside services for Carl W. VanOrder, 76, resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, were held Tuesday in the Stronghurst Cemetery. The former Stronghurst resident died Feb 7 in the Veterans Hospital at Iowa City. The Rev. Dale Stimpson officiated. Military rites were conducted by the Stronghurst American Legion. Banks and Beals Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
  A memorial has been established for Alzheimer's Disease Research.
  He was born July 13, 1910 near Rushville, a son of Edward and Kathryn Conrad VanOrder.
  He married Margaret Hale, Feb 2, 1933 in Macomb.
  Surviving are his wife, a son, Wayne VanOrder of Canton; a daughter, Wilma Phillips of Stronghurst; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; three step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph VanOrder of Burlington, Iowa, and  Robert VanOrder of Westmont, Ill.; and four sisters, Violet Wheelhouse of Rushville, Margaret Quinn of Beardstown, Faye Steele of Gary, Ind., and Edna Wright of Farmington. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
  Mr. VanOrder was a lifelong resident of Stronghurst until moving to the veterans home in 1985.
  He was a farm hand and custodian for the Southern School District for many years.
  He was a veteran of World War II.

Obituary for Christine Chenoweth VanOrder
Rushville Times, May 1981
Christine VanOrder of Vermont Dies
  Mrs. Christine VanOrder, 74, of Vermont, died May 2, 1981, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Mrs. VanOrder was born May 21, 1906, the daughter of Ezra and Flora Ruby Chenoweth. She married Walter VanOrder on March 28, 1931, in Palmyra, MO. He died Dec. 17, 1976. Surviving are one son, Walter C. of Vermont; one daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Myers of Galesburg; two grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Toland and Mrs. Freda Walters, both of Galesburg and Mrs. Pauline Riden of Moline; and two brothers, Melvin of Table Grove and Virgil of Ipava. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
  She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary Unit 26 of Vermont.
  Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. this afternoon at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Glenn Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery near Table Grove. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Legion Auxiliary Unit 26.

Death Notice for Edward Logan VanOrder
Rushville Times, July 4, 1907
  Edward Logan Van Order, the infant son of Edward and Katie Vanorder, was born Feb 13, 1907 and departed this life June 19, 1907; aged 4 months and 1 week, wherefore the Master plucked another precious bloom, when it had been with the fond parents a brief time, causing darkness and desolation. Funeral services were held at the Houston church on Friday, June 21, conducted by Rev. Barringer, after which the dear little form was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Obituary for Frances Fowler VanOrder
died: April 15, 1918
Rushville Times, April 18, 1918
Died After Long Illness
  Mrs. Frances VanOrder, wife of James VanOrder, died Monday at her home in this city following an illness of three years during which time she was constantly confined to her bed.  Funeral services were held from the Presbyterian Church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.  Interment in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Frances Fowler, youngest daughter of Mortica and Frances Fowler, was born near Rushville, July 19, 1851 where she grew to womanhood.  On March 22, 1868, she united in marriage to James VanOrder.  To this union were born three daughters and two sons, viz:  Mrs. Perry Marshall, Mrs. Walter Bradbury, Mrs. Arthur Green, James W. and Willis VanOrder, all of whom, with the sorrowing husband, survive to mourn their loss.

Obituary for Frederick "Fred" Andrew VanOrder
died: December 17, 1964
Rushville Times, Thursday, December 24, 1964
Fred VanOrder, 64, Dies in Colchester Workshop
  Fred VanOrder, 64, owner of the V & F Awning Company of Colchester was found dead by his wife in his home workshop about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Coroner Roy Louderman attributed death to a heart attack.
  He had previously operated town resturants before going into the awning business.
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, Illinois. Burial was in Oakwoods cemetery, Macomb, Illinois, December 20, 1964.
  Mr. VanOrder was born in Rushville May 23, 1900, a son of Frederick W. and Mary Elizabeth Johnson VanOrder.
  He married Vera M. Parr in 1921. She died in 1947. He was later married to Dorothy Alice Shenor, who survives.
  Also surviving are one son, William R. VanOrder of Peoria, Illinois; two brothers, Lester L. of Paso Robles, California, and Walter C. of Table Grove, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. ?.
  Note: His sister is Mildred Lucille VanOrder married to Walter K. Clausen.

Obituary for Frederick "Fred" Walter VanOrder
Rushville Times, October 10, 1957
Fred W. VanOrder Sr. Died in Peoria, Oct 3
  Fred W. VanOrder Sr. of Peoria and a former Schuyler county resident died last Thursday morning in Proctor hospital at Peoria, after an illness of four weeks.
  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen chapel in Macomb. The Rev. O. B. Enselman officiated and burial was in the Oakwood cemetery in Macomb.
  He was born April 7, 1878 in Schuyler county to Andrew Jackson and Nancy Bonser VanOrder. In 1899 he married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, who preceded him in death. Most of their married life was spent near Vermont. In 1949 he moved to Macomb, and two and one half years ago he moved to Peoria to reside. He was a member of the Methodist church and had been a farmer.
  Surviving are three sons, Fred Jr. of Colchester, William Walter of Ipava and Lester Leroy of Pasa Robles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Clawson {Clausen} of Peoria, seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Archie Peacock of Rushville. Four brothers, Thomas, Pulaski, Delno and Edward VanOrder and two sisters. Mrs. Lina Adkinson and Mrs. Elizabeth Walker are deceased.

Obituary for George Washington VanOrder I
Rushville Times, August 27, 1891
VanOrder, Geo. W.
  Geo. W. VanOrder died Tuesday morning, at his home north of Rushville, aged 59 years.  Funeral services were held at 1 P.M. yesterday at the Hosmer grave yard, Bainbridge township, conducted by the G.A.R.

Hosmer Cemetery - VanOrder
Lydia A. born Nov. 20, 1800 died Nov. 4, 1864
infants of A. J. & N. J.
  Eli R.
  Charles F.
  Samuel R.
  Laura M.
  Zora F.
George son of G. W. & N. C. died Apr. 28, 1881 aged 11y-3m-14d
G. W. Co G 73rd Ill Inf died Aug. 25, 1891 aged 59 years
H. A. Co G 73rd Ill Inf born Nov. 17, 1835 died May 26, 1892
Sarah J. born Oct 16, 1825 died June 1, 1911

Obituary for Horace A. VanOrder
Rushville Times, June 2, 1892
VanOrder, Horace A.
  After a long lingering illness, at his residence in Rushville, Horace A. VanOrder died May 26, 1892; aged 56 years, 5 months and 22 days.  He was born in Ithaca, Tompkins county, New York, Nov 17th, 1835. He leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss.  The G.A.R. took charge of the body and conducted it to Hosmer cemetery on the 27th, where it will be decorated and remembered by those left behind and are still waiting to hear the last bugle call.  He cast himself at the foot of the cross and died happy.  Funeral services were held at the cemetery, conducted by Comrade P. F. Thrasher.
  A loving husband, a father dear,
     A faithful friend when he was here.
  His friends were many, but enemies none,
     It is to bless where he has gone.

Obituary for James K. Polk VanOrder
Rushville Times, October 16, 1919
Death of an Old Veteren
  James H. {K.} VanOrder was born in Ithaca, New York, May 4th, 1845; was united in marriage to Frances Fowler, March 22nd, 1868.  To them was born two sons and three daughters-Mrs. Walter Bradbury, Mrs. Arthur Green, James William VanOrder, Robert Willis VanOrder all of Rushville and Mrs. Perry Marshall of Macomb.
  He departed this life Oct. 8th, 1919 at the home of Walter Bradbury.  He also leaves to mourn his death 21 grandchildren; also one brother, A. J. VanOrder of Rushville and one sister, Mrs. George Mercer of Vermont.
  He was a member of the G.A.R. Post, having answered his country's call during the civil war.  Three years ago he was affliceted with paralysis and has been a patiet sufferer ever since until God pleased to call him home to suffer no more.
  Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church Friday at 2'oclock, conducted by Rev. T. H. Ballarby.  A number of old comrades were in attendance.  Interment in the Rushville Cemetery.

 Funeral Notice
 James K. VanOrder
Born-In Ithaca, New York, May 4, 1845
Died-In Rushville, Illinois, October 8, 1919
Aged 74 years, 5 months and 4 days
Funeral services will be held at the presbyterian church Friday afternoon, October 10, at 2 o'clock.
The G.A.R. will be in attendance.
Interment in the Rushville cemetery.
Friends and acquaintances are invited to attend.

Obituary for James "William" William VanOrder
Rushville Times, February 1961
Funeral Held Feb. 18 for James Vanorder, Peoria, Native of Rushville
  James Vanorder, 77, of Peoria, father of Marshall Vanorder of Rushville, died last Wednesday (Feb 23, 1961) at 10:15 a.m. at the Proctor hospital in Peoria, where he was admitted on Feb. 3.
  Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Endsley & Son Funeral home in Peoria with burial in Springdale cemetery of that city.
  He was born at Rushville in 1883 {April 23rd}, a son of James and Frances Vanorder, and had been a painter and paper hanger for many years before retiring about 13 or 14 years ago.
  Besides his son Marshall of Rushville, he is survived by two other sons John of Ventura, Calif, and Roy of Royal Oak, Mich: by two daughters, Mrs. Florine Adkison of Peoria and Mrs. Marjorie Atwater of St. Charles, Mo, and by 24 grandchildren.

Obituary for Jesse "Jay" Vere VanOrder
Rushville Times, March 1937
Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Jay VanOrder
  Jay VanOrder, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. VanOrder, died suddenly Sunday morning at the family home on West Jefferson street, aged twenty-two years.
  His death was caused by a heart ailment resulting from a recent attack of influneza.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., at the R. A. Lawler funeral home, conducted by Rev. DeWitt Ellinwood.  Burial was made in the Rushville Cemetery.
  Jesse Vere, sixth child of Edward and Katherine Conrad VanOrder, was born March 31, 1914, in Fulton county, near Vermont, and passed away at his home in Rushville in the early morning of March 21, 1937, just ten days before his twenty-third birthday.
  He had lived in Rushville since his family moved here when he was two years old.
  Jay, as he was called by all who knew him, has from his birth  had poor health, yet he was cheerful and an ever willing helper in his home, where his beloved presence will be sadly missed.
  Besides his mother and father, he is survived by five sisters, margaret Quinn, Violet Wheelhouse, Katherine Faye and Edna at the home; three brothers, Carl of Stronghurst, Ralph and Robert, and six nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends.  A brother, Edward Logan, and a sister, Nora May, preceded him in death.
  The following relatives from out of town attended the funeral:  Mr. and Mrs. Carl VanOrder and children of Stronghurst, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Quinn and children of Pleasant View, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Smith and Dorothy of Macomb, Mrs. Nelson Derry, Doris and Ivan of Berwick, Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanOrder and Mr. and Mrs. Walter VanOrder of Vermont.

John Calhoun VanOrder Death
died: April 17, 1903
Death By Poisoning
John Calhoun VanOrder Closed His Earthly Career On Friday
  John VanOrder died at his home a few miles north of Mound Friday morning about 9 o'clock and the circumstances of his death seemed to warrant an investigation.  Accordingly Coroner C. B. Dearborn empanelled a jury consisting of Dr. H. J. Dearborn, foreman, C. W. Kendrick, Beverly Curry, Samuel Graver, James A. Mullen and W. H. Patterson, who being duly sworn, began to inquire into the cause of death.
  According to the evidence of the family and a physician who was called in VanOrder was taken ill on Wednesday.  Thursday a physician was called and found him suffering with cramping spells, with symptoms of strychnia poisoning.  Deceased was unable to indicate orally what he had taken, or describe his condition.  Treatment was administered and continued until the time of his death.  There appeared to be no evidence of ill feeling among the family, neither did any member of the family know of his having any cause to attempt to take his own life.  The jury returned a verdict finding that the death resulted from strychnia poisoning.
  Evidence of the family was in effect that John VanOrder was born in Utica (Ithaca), New York, October 28, 1844.  He had a wife and several children and they resided in a dilapidated shanty in the hills of Pea Ridge Township, north of Mound.
  Some two years ago or longer the family moved from Schuyler county to this city.  Although all members of the family seemed to be able bodied they were constantly objects of charity and frequently received aid from the county.  From the time they first arrived here there were looked upon as desirable citizens and it was with a feeling of relief that it was learned that they had left the city.
  The above obituary was taken from the Democrat-Message of Mt. Sterling, Brown County, Illinois, dated Wednesday, April 22, 1903.

Obituary for John Henry VanOrder
Rushville Times, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002
John VanOrder
  John Henry VanOrder, 92, of East Peoria, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2001, at OSF St. Frances Medical Center in Peoria.
  He was born March 10, 1910, in Rushville, the son of Lewis D. and Sarah J. (Irwin) VanOrder.
  He married Nellie Clemmons on April 23, 1937, in Macomb. She died Sept. 24, 1983.
  He also was preceded in death by one sister, Zora Wilcoxen.
  He is survived by one brother, Harlen J. VanOrder of East Peoria.
  He had operated a movie projector for Carl Pierson at the Princess Theater in Rushville. He then worked at Hiram-Walker in East Peoria for 36 years, mostly as a cook, then the last few years in the warehouse.
  He was a Mason for 52 years in Peoria.
  Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 5, at 11 a.m. at the Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria with Rev. Gary England officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Baughman Cemetery in Smithville.
  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriner's Hospital for Children.

Obituary for Louis/Lewis "Bones" Frank VanOrder
Rushville Times, April 1957
Rites Held in Pekin For Lewis F. VanOrder, 69
  Lewis Frank (Bones) VanOrder, 69, of Pekin, former Rushville resident passed away last Friday at his home in Pekin. He was an employee of the state hospital at Bartonville.
  He was born on June 29, 1897, a son of Pulaski and Jane Cathers VanOrder in this city. He was preceded in death by a brother, a step-brother and his first wife.
  He is survived by his wife, the former Norine Kilbey; one daughter, Marguerite of Indiana; two stepsons, Chester of Bartonville and Alfred of Rome; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 1957 at Preston Funeral Home.

Obituary for Louis Delmar VanOrder
died: June 6, 1954
Rushville Times, June 10, 1954
Louis VanOrder, 72, Died Sunday Morning
  Louis Delmar VanOrder, 72, of Rushville, died Sunday morning in Schmitt Memorial hospital, Beardstown, following a long illness.
  He was born Dec 29, 1881, in Schuyler county, a son of Andy and Nancy Bonser VanOrder.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Wilcoxen, Lewistown; two sons, John and Harlan, both of Peoria; two brothers; Pulaski of Rushville and Fred of Macomb; two sisters, Mrs. Lina  Atkinson, and Mrs. Clara Peacock, both of Rushville.
  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Voorhees Memorial home with the Rev. Wayne Sill, officiating. Burial was in the Smithfield cemetery in Fulton county.

Obituary for Mary "Molly" Margaret Marshall VanOrder
Rushville Times, December 19, 1918
  Mrs. Mary Margaret Marshall died at the home in Beardstown Dec. 14, 1918. She was born in that city March 10, 1892; was united in marriage to James William Vanorder December 3, 1906. To this union was born eight children, five having departed this life. She was a kind and loving mother and an affectionate wife.
  She leaves to mourn her loss a loving husband and three sons; also a father, one sister & one brother who is in the U.S. Army.
  The remains were brought to Rushville Tuesday morning for interment.

Obituary for Nancy Catherine Dougherty VanOrder
died April 09, 1914
Rushville Times, April 1914
  Mrs. Nancy VanOrder, an aged lady residing in the east part of the city, died Thursday of last week, after a brief illness.  Mrs. VanOrder was the widow of George VanOrder and was seventy-three years of age.  She is survived by two sons and two daughters.  Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Joseph Quinn, were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon.  Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Nancy Jane Bonser VanOrder
From the Scrapbook of Una VanOrder Wheeler, Fremont, Michigan, via Theresa (Dick) Woodring, her granddaughter-in-law, <>
Unknown paper, July 1917
Mrs. A. J. Vanorder
  Nancy Jane Bonser, daughter of Thomas and Nancy E. Bonser was born near Rushville, November 1, 1844 and departed this life July 27, 1917, aged 72 years, 8 months and 27 days.  She spent her entire life in Rushville and vicinity.
  In April 1866 she was united in marriage to Andrew J. Vanorder who survives her, and to this union wer {were} born fourteen children, eight of whom survive - Mrs. Logan Adkinson, Thomas H., Pulaski A., Wm. Edward, Mrs. C. S. Walker, Frederick W., Louis Dellmar and Mrs. Archie Peacock.  At an early age she united with the Baptist church and has ever been a faithful Christian woman.
  She has been a patient sufferer for many years but bore her sufferings bravely without a complaint.  To know her was to lave her.
  Her kind and cheerful disposition was ever winning friends.  She was a faithful wife and mother, ever looking on the bright side of things.
  Besides her children and grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends she leaves to mourn her loss five brothers and one sister, Milborn, Marion, William and Thomas of Nebraska and Henry and Mrs. William Rawson of Schuyler.

Obituary for Pauline May VanOrder
Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
  Pauline May, little daughter of Willis Robert and Rosa May Vanorder, was born February 23, 1918, in Rushville, and died at the home of ther foster parents, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Edmond Poole, Jan. 29, 1920.
  She was left motherless at her mother's death January 19, 1919, her father being in France at the time in answer to his country's call. She was placed in the home of her cousin, Mrs. Poole, and they have since cared for her as their own. Pauline May was greatly loved and will be missed in this family circle. She died very suddenly, so that her father, who is at work in Keokuk, Iowa, was unable to reach home before the little life slipped away. Funeral services were conducted from the home of Mr. Poole Saturday afternoon, Jan 31, by Dr. Fisk of the Presbyterian church.

Obituary for Rosa "Jane" Jane Cathers VanOrder
died: May 10, 1938
Rushville Times, May 11, 1938
Mrs. Pulaski VanOrder
  Mrs. Rose Jane VanOrder, wife of Pulaski VanOrder, died Tuesday at her home in Rushville, aged 67 years.
  Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Rushville. Interment in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mrs. VanOrder, daughter of Harvey and Susan Cathers, was born in Rushville, January 19, 1871 and resided in this city her entire lifetime. She was united in marriage February 10, 1895 to Andrew Pulaski VanOrder.
  Besides her husband she is survived by 2 sons, Frank of Rushville, Jasper of Peoria, one sister, Mrs. Kate Cameron and a brother, Otis Cathers also survive. One half-brother, Henry Woods of Boulder, Colo., one son Joseph, and one sister & one half-sister have preceded her in death.

Obituary for Sarah Jane Beghtol VanOrder
died: June 01, 1911
Rushville Times, June 8, 1911
  Mrs. Sarah Vanorder died a the county farm on Thursday morning of last week, aged ninety years. She has been at the county farm for the past two years, and Supt. Leary, who looked after her pension money, had sufficient funds to pay for her burial expenses.  The remains were taken to Hosmer cemetery in Bainbridge township, for interment following funeral services at the county farm, conducted by Calvin Newell.
  Note: wife of Horace A. VanOrder

Obituary for Thomas "Tom" Henry VanOrder
Rushville Times, November 26, 1939
Thomas H. VanOrder
  Thomas Henry VanOrder who passed away November 19, 1930 was a son of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Bonser VanOrder and was born January 23, 1872 near Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill. being 58 years 9 months and 26 days of age.
  On August 15, 1897 he was married to Alice Montooth of Ray, Ill.  To this union were born 3 children, Mrs. Una May Wheeler of Fremont, Mich.
  He leaves besides his widow, 3 children, 5 grandchildren the following 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Nancy Emaline Adkisson, Andrew Pulaski, William Edward, Mary Elizabeth Walker and Louis Delbert all of Rushville.  Frederick Walter of Vermont and Clara Ellen Peacock of Ripley.  Three brothers and 3 sisters died in infancy.
  Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the M. E. Church at Rushville, Rev. E. K. Towle officiating.  Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.

In Memoiam
Thomas H. Vanorder
  Thomas Henry Vanorder who passed away November 19, 1930, was the son of Andrew Jackson Vanorder and Nancy Bonser Vanorder, and was born January 23, 1872, near Rushville, Schuyler county, Illinois, being at the time of his death 58 years, 9 months and 26  days of age.
  He followed the occupation of farming and spent his entire life in Schuyler county until four years ago when he retired and removed to Macomb.
  On August 15, 1897, Mr. Vanorder was married to Alice Montooth of Ray, Illinois.  To this union were born three children, Mrs. Una May Wheeler of Fremont, Mich.; Mrs. Alma Ruth Baker, of Macomb, and Henry Lester Vanorder of Detroit, Mich.
  Mr. Vanorder had been in failing health for the past two years and for the last eight months had been confined to his home.   His condition gradually grew worse until he passed away Wednesday morning, Nov. 19. He was a lifelong member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and of The Methodist Episcopal church.
  Mr. Vanorder was a man of positive character, who in all his dealings tried to do by others as he would have others do by him.  Thruout an honorable life he has made a host of friends who, with his family, are bereaved by his passing.
  He leaves, besides his widow and three children and five grandchildren, the following four brothers and three sisters: Nancy Emmaline Adkisson, Andrew Pulaski, William Edward, Mary Elizabeth Walker and Louis Delbert, all of Rushville, Ill.; Frederick Walter of Vermont and Clara Ellen Peacock of Ripley.  Three brothers and three sisters died in infancy.
  Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church at Rushville, Rev. E. K. Towle officiating.  Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for William Edward VanOrder
died: November 01, 1951
Rushville Times, October 8, 1951
W. Edw. VanOrder Died Suddenly On Thursday Night
  Willliam Edward VanOrder, 77, a lifelong resident of Schuyler county, died suddenly at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, at his home in Rushville.
  William Edward VanOrder, son of Andrew J. and Nancy Bonser VanOrder, was born on Sept. 12, 1874, and passed away Nov. 1, 1951. Most of his lifetime was spent working in and near Rushville.
  On Dec. 25, 1904, he was married to Katherine Conrad, at the Methodist parsonage, by the Rev. J. Edward Artz, in Rushville. To this union were born 11 children; surviving are his wife and eight children: Katherine of Granite City; Mrs. Violet Wheelhouse of Rushville; Mrs. Faye Steele of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Margaret Quinn of Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Edna Wright of Vermont; Carl of Stronghurst; Ralph of Burlington, Iowa, and Robert of Staunton. Three children, Edward Logan, Nora May and Jay passed away previously. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lina Adkinson and Mrs. Clara Peacock of Rushville; three brothers, Pulaski and  Deino of Rushville, and Fred of Macomb; also 11 grandchildren. A  brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, passed away several years ago.
  Mr. VanOrder, was a member of the Rushville Methodist church and was a member of the Modern Woodsman of America, Rushville lodge for 53 years. He dearly loved his home and family, and took great pleasure and pride in caring for his yard and garden. One of life's dearest pleasures for him was to be able to talk to everyone, no matter where or when he would meet them. He will be greatly missed in his home and by all his friends and neighbors.
  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Worthington funeral home, with the Rev. J. A. Mason officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for William Walter VanOrder
died: December 17, 1976
Rushville Times, December 1976
William VanOrder of Vermont Dies
  William Walter VanOrder, 73, of Vermont, died at 11:48 p.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with the Rev. Carl Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.
  Mr. VanOrder was born March 22, 1903, in Schuyler County, the son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Johnson VanOrder. He married Christine Chenoweth Vance March 28, 1931, in Palmyra, MO. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Vermont Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; one son Walter of Vermont; one step-daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Myers of Galesburg; one brother, Lester of Paso Robles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Clawson {Clausen} of Hanna City; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.

Obituary for Vincent "Rip" H. VanWinkle
Rushville Times, March 7, 2001, page 13, column 3
Vincent VanWinkle
  Vincent H. "Rip" VanWinkle, 84, of Augusta, died Sunday, March 4, 2001, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  He was born Dec. 9, 1916, in Littleton, the son of Ross and Cora (Salsbury) VanWinkle. He married Vivian Lease on Nov. 19, 1936, in Schuyler County. She preceded him in death.
  He was a retired road commissioner of Augusta Township, for 20 years. He also owned and operated Rip's Cafe in Plymouth and Augusta.
  He attended Schuyler County schools. He was a lifetime member of Augusta VFW Post #9029, charter member of the Argyle Steam Engine Club and served as chief of the Augusta Fire Department for many years. He was a navy veteran of W.W. II and the Korean War.
  Survivors include two daughters, Kerlene Bushaw (husband Bill) of Macomb and Vicki Carriger (husband Jack) of Augusta; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Gene VanWinkle of Milan.
  He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruby VanWinkle, in infancy.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, in Sunset Cemetery in Quincy with Rev. Patsy Spratt officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the WW II Veterans Memorial Fund.

Obituary for Iona Allison Vaughn
Rushville Times, September 27, 1945
  Iona Allison Vaughn, son of Silas Bruce and Mary Ann Orr Vaughn, was born July 18, 1870, in Schuyler county, Illinois, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Finke, of the Spring Run community, Columbus Junction, Iowa, September 17, 1945, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, and 29 days.
  He resided on a farm in Bainbridge township until 1915, when he removed to Monmouth, where he was assistant sales manager at the Monmouth Plow factory for several years. In 1923 he went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was employed in the Rock Island railroad shops until 1937, when he retired because of ill health.
  When the United States entered World War II, he followed an urge to aid his country in spite of his advanced age, and went to Norfolk, Va., where he spent several months working at a naval air station. While there he suffered a serious heart attack, and was forced to return to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Finke, where he had since resided.
  In the year 1896 he was married to Miss Jessie Lawler, who passed away in January, 1898. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Alice Dean in 1899. She passed away May 28, 1908. One daughter, Mary Louisa, was born to this union. In the year 1909 he was again married, this time to Miss Hazel Steadman, who preceded him in death December 28, 1931. One daughter, Annetta Hazel, blessed this union.
  The two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Finke of Columbus Junciton, Iowa, and Mrs. Garland Myers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and six grandchildren survive. One granddaughter, Mary Alice Finke, passed away in 1940. The surviving grandchildren are: Lt. Leo L. Finke of the army air force in the South Pacific, Doris and Ione Finke of Burlington, Iowa, Jane and Evelyn Finke of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Joyce Myers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is also survived by one niece, Mrs. L. M. Shores of Rushville, also a host of friends and neighbors who were eager and faithful readers of his interesting comments of the Spring Run community, which he wrote for the Columbus Junction Gazette.
  Funeral services were held in the Spring Run Evangelical church, Thursday, September 20, with the pastor, Rev. L. B. Deedrick, in charge. Interment was in the Columbus Junction City cemetery.

Obituary for Mrs. Mary Ann Orr Vaughn
Rushville Times, July 28, 1921
  Mrs. Mary Vaughn, widow of S. B. Vaughn, and one of the pioneer women of Schuyler county died at her home in this city Saturday evening. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson, of Vermont; internment in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mary Ann Orr was born in County Fermanaugh, Ireland, Aug. 21, 1839, and quietly went to sleep on the eve of July 23, 1921; aged 81 years, 11 months and two days.
  Coming to America at the age of six months in a sailing vessel, settling in Bainbridge township, in Nov. 1840, where she grew to womanhood.
  She was married to S. B. Vaughn, Nov. 24, 1867. To this union four children were born, of which two survive. I. A., of Monmouth, and Ida at home; one brother Henry Orr of Bainbridge township, and three grandchildren, Mrs. L. M. Shores of Rushville, Mrs. W. W. Finke of Mission, Tex., and Miss Annetta Vaughn of Monmouth; also two great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.
  She was converted at an early age and ever afterwards lived a christian life. She was a loving mother and a kind neighbor and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Obituary for Willard Earl Vaughn
Rushville Times, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 5
Willard E. Vaughn
  Willard E. Vaughn, 76, of Morris, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at his home.
  He was born April 5, 1923, in Camden, the son of Melvin and Hazel Anderson Vaughn.  He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1941.  He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II as B-24 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater of Operations and also served in the Air Force flying B-36s during the Korean Conflict, retiring from the Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1983.
  He married Irilla M. Jones on Oct. 7, 1944, at Blytheville Air Force Base in Blytheville, Ark.  She survives.
  He was employed with Alexander Lumber Co. in Pleasant Plains and Oneida, and in 1965, with his wife and family, moved to Morris when he transferred to the lumber yard at Joliet.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Retired Methodist Men's Group, Morris Lions Club, Cedar Lodge 124 A.F. & A.M. and Bloomington Consistory, John Martin Steele Post 6049 V.F.W., Morris American Legion Post 294, and the Reserve Officer's Association.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Jo (husband, Mike) Tripp of Davenport, Iowa, and Cynthia Knop of Coal City; one son, Steven (wife, Connie) Vaughn of Wales, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; two great grandsons; three sisters, Maxine (husband, Henry Sargent of Rushville, and Dorothy (husband, Robert) Small of Rockford, and Shirley (husband, Gene) Ralston of Rushville; two brothers, Keith (wife, Bonnie) Vaughn of Rushville, and Eldon (wife, Irene) Vaughn of Camden; one sister-in-law, Esther Abbott of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vivian Ruth, in infancy; and one brother, Sterling Vaughn.
  Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Morris with Rev. Tom Ostrander and Rev. Sandra Harbour officiating.  Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.  Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Morris Lions Club.  Military graveside services will be conducted by John Martin Steele Post 6049 V.F.W. and Morris American Legion Post 294.  Masonic services will be conducted by Cedar Lodge 124 A.F. & A.M. at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Obituary for Addie Geneva Robertson Venters
Argus Searchlight, Astoria, Illinois, Browning items
Death Of Mrs. Addie Venters
  Addie G. Robertson was born near Ridgeville, February 1, 1884. She was united in marriage to Fred Venters of Bader, Illinois, February 12, 1908. She died at her home in Beardstown, Illinois March 29, 1916; aged 32 years. 1 month and 28 days.
  She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joel Robertson, now residents of Browning. She leaves to mourn her departure, father, mother one brother, Fred Robertson, two sisters, Mrs. Mark White of Beardstown, Mrs. Inez Bader of Bader, husband and two dear little babies, Francis, aged 5 years and little Winifred, aged 14 months.
  Addie was a most promising young woman and a happy life was her's. But affliction came upon her, that dreadful disease, cancer - it was a problem of life and death, she realized her condition and what was that end. She suffered her hours of crushed hopes and passionate motherly love, husband and loved ones to leave, were almost unbearable, but her trusting faith, with her self sacrifice on God's alter, she gave up willingly, making her journey to the better land peacefully and prayerfully - "it was God's will, not our's be done.'' Her sweet smiling face will never be vanished from memories of those who knew her; many beautiful things could be said of this loved one, but her life has been lived and the curtain is drawn, only for a short time, to be lifted and meet those face to face, gone on before.
  She was a member of the Baptist Church, and a willing worker for her Master. The parting of husband and children was heartrending - can we fathom the depth of her devotion, knowing the seperation was soon at hand? No the bitter cup before her, her faith in the Savior helping her to solve the problem, she passed away, reconsiled to His calling, to the heavenly home; she said it was so beautiful.
  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the M. E. Church in Browning, in the presence of many sympathizing friends and heart broken relatives. Rev. Croll of Beardstown officiating. Her remains were tenderly laid away in the Bader Cemetery, and many beautiful tributes of floral offerings covered the precious form.
  Card of Thanks
  We do so kindly thank those who assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved wife and daughter. Fred Venters and children, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Venters

Obituary for Asa Venters II
Paper, April 14, 1904
  Asa Venters, the well known pioneer citizen of this township, died April 6, after an illness of seven weeks, aged about 85 years.  He has been a member of the Church of Christ for many years and died in the triumph of a living faith.  He leaves a wife and eight children, with a host of friends, to mourn his loss.  Funeral services were conducted by Elder Charles Rumble and the remains were laid to rest in the Baders cemetery.

Obituary for Francis L. Venters
Riverside - Francis Venters
  Private services have been held for Francis L. Venters, formerly of Riverside. He died of lung cancer Sept. 20 at his home in Albuquerque, N. M. He was 82.
  Burial was in Riverside National Cemetery.
  The French Mortuary in Albuquerque handled arrangements.
  Mr. Venters, who was born in Beardstown, Ill., lived in Riverside 40 years before moving to Albuquerque years ago.
  He served in the U. S., Air Force 24 years until he retired as a Warrant officer in 1959. He also worked for the county Communications Department in Riverside for 10 years.
  Mr. Venters is survived by his wife, Agnes, a daughter, Patricia Shipman of Tijeras, N. M. a son, Richard of Rio Rancho, N. M.; a sister, Peggy Lambert of Albuquerque; and a brother, Kent of Renton, Wash.
  The family suggests memorial contributions to Lovelace Hospice,. 2929 Coors Blvd. N. W.; Albuquerque, N. M., 87120.

  Venters - Francis L. Venters, retired USAF (WO) 82, a resident of Albuquerque for 10 years, passed away at home Monday, September 20,1993. He is survived by his wife, Agnes E. Venters of the family home; daughter, Patricia Shipman and husband, Tom of Tijeras, NM; son, Richard F. Venters and wife, Virginia of Rio Rancho, NM; his sister, Peggy Lambert of Albuquerque; and brother, Kent Venters of Renton, WA. Private Services were held. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Lovelace Hospice, 2929 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, 87120. French Mortuary, 1111 University Blvd. NE.

Obituary for Fred Royal Venters
Rushville Times, August 1964
Fred R. Venters, 78, Dies In Herrin Last Friday
  Fred R. Venters of Herrin, 78, formerly a Schuyler County resident and retired C. B. & Q Railroad employee died in the Herrin Hospital last Friday. He had been hospitalized for eleven days.
  Mr. Venters was born July 4, 1886 in Bader, the son of James and Ida Ivins Venters. He was married to the former Pearl Lynn in 1921.
  Besides his wife Pearl, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Lambert of Cimarron, New Mexico and three sons, Francis L. Venters Riverside, California, Dr. Karl D. Venters of Centralia and Kent R. Venters of Florissant. Missouri. He also leaves two brothers, John Venters of Beardstown and L. M. Venters of Bader and ten grandchildren.
  Mr. Venters was a veteran of World War One and a member of the Herrin Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Posts and the Masonic Lodge of Beardstown.
  Masonic rites were conducted at the George Van Natta Funeral Home Saturday evening at 7130 p.m. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2130 p.m. with Rev. Ben R. Stripling officiating. Burial was made in the Herrin City Cemetery.

Obituary for Henry Venters
Henry Venters
  Uncle Henry Venters, one of Baders oldest and most highly respected citizens died at his home last Saturday. Funeral services took place Monday.
  Written in pencil: May 16. Another notation in pencil is a year 1812 I think it is the first one.
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."
  Note: This is Henry Venters, born January 25, 1812, died May 10, 1902, buried in Bader Cemetery, Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, son of Asa and Nancy Agnes Wakefield Venters, married to Elizabeth Jones.

Obituary of Margaret Lenora Jones Venters
died: June 18, 1977
unknown paper, June 23, 1977
Mrs. Margaret Venters Dies in Peoria Saturday
  Mrs. Margaret Lenora Venters, 61, of Bartonville, formerly of Vermont, died at 1: 15 p.m. Saturday at St. Frances hospital in Peoria.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Venters were held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Kost memorial home in Vermont with the Rev. Collis Trone officiating. Burial in Vermont cemetery.
  Mrs. Venters was born in Ray, Dec. 22, 1915, the daughter of David Peter and Grace Emma Montooth Jones.  She married Lewis Venters in Keokuk, Iowa, March 19, 1938.  He survives.
  She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Mary J. Kost of Vermont, and two brothers, Dave E. Jones of Rushville and George P. Jones of Vermont.
  Note: Her husband is Raymond "Lewis" Lewis Venters.

Obituary for Shirley Ann Dawson Venters
Rushville Times, June 20, 2001, page 13, column 2
Shirley Venters
  Shirley Ann Venters, 74, of Rushville, died Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at her home.
  She was born Jan. 5, 1927, in Rushville, the daughter of the late Cleon and Ruth (Brown) Dawson.  She married Max Venters on Oct. 7, 1945, in Beardstown.  He preceded her in death on April 6, 1985.
  Surviving are one daughter, Beth Ann Yost (husband Dick) of Beardstown; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Bengtson of Rockton; one nephew; and two nieces.
  She was preceded in death by one brother, Armis Lee Dawson and one great-granddaughter, Michelle Yost.
  She worked as a secretary for the Cass County Highway Department and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First United Methodist church in Rushville, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Rushville Federation of Women.  She enjoyed playing bridge every Wednesday at the Schuyler County Senior Citizens Center.
  Funeral services were Friday, June 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. 
  Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary for Lyle E. Vincent
Peoria Journal Star, February 12, 1999
Lyle Vincent
  CAMDEN - Lyle E. Vincent, 85, of rural Camden died at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at his residence.
  Born Aug. 26, 1913, in rural Camden to William Lawrence and Hettie Mae Chapman Vincent, he married Audrey Kinsey on Feb. 14, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Johnie of Rushville; three grandsons, Mark Vincent of Rushville, Lawrence Vincent of Cincinnati and Paul Vincent of Frederick; and five great-grandchildren.
  A member of Schuyler Farm Bureau, he farmed in the Camden area all his life. He also served on the Adams Electrical Co-Operative Board for 12 years, retiring in 1998. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, where he served as trustee, served on the administrative board and was treasurer of the Booster Sunday school class.
  He received the Friend of the 4-H Award.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at his church. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 12, 1999
Lyle E. Vincent
  CAMDEN - Lyle E. Vincent, 85, of rural Camden died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 1999, at his residence.
  He was born Aug. 26, 1913, in rural Camden, the son of William Lawrence and Hettie Mae Chapman Vincent. He married Audrey Kinsey in 1939 in Davenport, Iowa.
  Mr. Vincent was a farmer in the Camden area all of his life. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville where he served as a trustee, on the administrative board and was treasurer of the Booster Sunday School Class. He served on the Adams Electrical Co-Operative Board for 12 years, retiring in 1998. He was also a member of the Schuyler Farm Bureau and received the Friend of 4-H award.
  Survivors: wife, Audrey; a son, Johnie Lawrence Vincent of Rushville; three grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.
  Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, Rushville, the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.
  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for William "Doc" Reed Vincent
Rushville Times, September 13, 2000, page 13, column 4
William Reed "Doc" Vincent
  William Reed "Doc" Vincent, 72, of Macomb, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born May 8, 1928, in Rushville to Clyde and Edith (Shores) Vincent.  He married Eleanor Magliola on July 21, 1962.  She died Aug. 31, 1996.
  He is survived by two step-sons; two step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marge Sullivan.
  He also was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne, Vic and Rex; and one sister, Betty Jo Myers.
  Mr. Vincent was born in Rushville, was a graduate of Macomb High School and served in the army during World War II.  He had lived in Rushville, Macomb, the Chicago area, and Memphis, and then lived in Houston, for about 30 years before moving back to Macomb in 1999.  He had worked for more than 35 years for Chicago Bridge and Iron in Chicago, Memphis and Houston, as well as other areas of the country and overseas.
  Services were Thursday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating.  Entombment services were held Friday at the Saint Mary Cemetery Mausoleum in Evergreen Park, with the Rev. David Vidler officiating.
  Memorials may be made to McDonough County Cancer Fund.

Obituary for Darlene Foster Vogler
Rushville Times, Oct. 13, 1999, Page 9, column 4
Darlene Vogler
  Darlene Vogler, 84, of Macomb, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her residence.
  She was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Sciota Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Olin and Elma Ruth Baker Foster.
  She married Roy "Shorty" Vogler on June 10, 1937, in Dixon.  He died March 23,1979.
  She is survived by one sister, Grace Florine Riggins of Vermont, and numerous nieces.
  Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Greg Ford officiating.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, in Macomb.  Visitation is one hour prior to services on Wednesday.
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Eagle Publications, October 14, 1999
Darlene Vogler
  Darlene Vogler, 84, of 900 E. Jefferson, Macomb, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, in her residence.
  She was born Nov. 19, 1914, in Sciota Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Olin and Elma Ruth Baker Foster.
  She married Roy "Shorty" Vogler on June 10, 1937, at Dixon, Ill. He died March 23, 1979.
  Survivors include sister Grace Florine Riggins of Vermont, Ill., and numerous nieces.
  Services were Wednesday in Sargent-Worthing Funeral Home with the Rev. Greg Ford officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
  Memorials are to the donor's choice.

Obituary for David Valentine Vollmer
Rushville Times, May 1962
  David Vollmer, 71, Rushville, Route 2, died Tuesday, May 8, at 3:15 P.M. at the Schmitt Memorial Hospital, in Beardstown.  His death followed an illness over the past year.
  Mr. Vollmer, the son of Philipena Bardon Vollmer and David Vollmer, was born October 12, 1890 in Quincy.  He received his early years of schooling in Quincy.
  In 1917, he was united in marriage to Gladys Greer, and to this union were born two sons who with the wife, preceded him in death.  One daughter of this union, Iola, wife of Earl Phillips of Prairie City,
  In 1924, he was united in marriage to Etta Adkison, who survives.  To this union were born four daughters, Doris, wife of Earl McMunn of Hamilton; Margie, wife of Karl Luthy of Rushville; Louisa, wife of Hubert Cripe of Vermont; and Nancy, wife of Robert Longwell, of Rushville, all surviving.  One sister, Mrs. Emelie Degitz, Rushville, and 11 grandchildren also survive.  Two brothers and a sister preceded
him in death.
  Mr. Vollmer was confirmed at an early age in the Lutheran Evangelical Church at Quincy.
  He  has resided over 50 years in Schuyler county.
  Funeral services were Thursday afternoon, May 17, 1962 at 2:00 in the Worthington Funeral home.  Rev. Nell Sallec officiated and burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary of Etta Pearl Adkison Vollmer
Rushville Times, August 1973
Mrs. Etta Vollmer Rites To Be Held Today
  Mrs. Etta Pearl Vollmer, 82, a lifelong resident of Rushville, passes away at 5 a. m. Tuesday at St. Mary's hospital in Quincy.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday), August 2, 1973 at Worthington Funeral Home, with Rev. Wesley Trendle officiating.  Burial will be in Rushville cemetery.
  Mrs. Vollmer was born in Rushville on Feb 19, 1891, a daughter of Logan and Lina VanOrder Adkison.  She was married Sept. 10, 1924 to David Vollmer, who passed away on May 8, 1962.
  She is survived by five daughters;  Mrs. Earl (Iola) Phillips of Bushnell, Mrs. Earl (Doris) McMunn of Hamilton, Mrs. Karl (Margie) Luthy of Rushville, Mrs Hubert (Louisa) Cripe of Vermont, and Mrs. Robert
(Nancy) Longwell of Rushville.  Eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and a sister; Mrs. Maggie Daniel of Rushville, also survives.

Death Notice for Frederick Harold Vollmer
Rushville Times, January 29, 1920
   Mr. and Mrs. David Vollmer mourn the loss of their little son, Frederick Harold, who passed away Monday night, aged ten months. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Geo. P. Snyder, were held from the late home Wednesday afternoon. Interment in the Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Leland "Butch" VonDissen
Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 3
Leland "Butch" VonDissen
  Leland "Butch" VonDissen, 88, of Rushville and Cooperstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his residence in Rushville.
  He was born July 28, 1911, in Roseville, the son of John William and Ethel Maude Stabler VonDissen.  He married Carroll Ione Logsdon on Oct. 7, 1932, in Mt. Sterling.  She survives.
  He first worked as a meat cutter for his father's store in Roseville and then moved to Mt. Sterling where he also worked as a meat cutter for Givens Meat Market.  Later, he worked in a supervisory position for Mickelberry Food Products and Bartlow Brothers, both in Rushville.  He then worked at the Rushville IGA until retirement.
  He attended Roseville schools and was a member of the Cooperstown Christian Church, where he had served as an elder, trustee and a Sunday School teacher.  He was also a charter member of the former Sportsman's Club.
  Survivors include his wife, Carroll Ione VonDissen of Rushville; three daughters, Carrol Trone of Petersburg, Betty Lou Phillips of East Moline, and Marlene Spears (husband Tom) of Frederick; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, one brother and one sister.
  Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 in the Cooperstown Christian Church with Pastor Bill Towns officiating.  Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery. Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of services.
  Memorials are suggested to the Cooperstown Christian Church Missions Fund.

Obituary for Elmer L. Voorhees I
dies June 1, 1984
Elmer Voorhees Sr.
  Ellisville - Elmer L. Voorhees, Sr., 77 of rural Ellisville, died at 12:10 p.m. Friday at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria where he had been a patient since Tuesday.
  He was born Feb. 16, 1907 near Ellisville, the son of Frederick and Hattie (Knickerbocker) Voorhees.  He married Bertha Danner on March 23, 1929 in Canton.  She survives.
  He lived in the rural Ellisville area his entire life where he farmed.
  Survivors include his wife; four sons, Elmer L. Voorhees, Jr. of Avon, Voyle E. Voorhees of Sacramento, CA, Richard D. Voorhees of Ellisville, and Frederick D. Voorhees of Peoria; two daughters, Barbara J. Winking of Bushnell and Bertha M. Mahr of Ellisville; one brother, Carl Voorhees of Galesburg; three sisters, Faire Bevard and Julia Hobbs, both of Galesburg and Helen Krider of Bushnell; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Root Funeral Home in Fairview, the Rev. Efton Elliott officiating.  Burial will be at the Fairview Cemetery.
  Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the heart fund.

Obituary for Mildred "Eileen" Eileen Zuck Voorhees
Eagle Publications, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, October, 2003
Eileen Voorhees
  Eileen Voorhees, 84, Prophetstown, died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2003, at the Skilled Care Unit of CGH Medical Center, Sterling.
  She was born May 1, 1919, in Avon, the daughter of Otis and Kathryn (McMahill) Zuck. She married Gerald Voorhees in Kahoka, Mo. May 10, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1985.
  She is survived by one daughter, Elaine (Terry) Peck, Prophetstown; two sons, Jerry (Lynne) Voorhees, Crystal Lake and Allen (Gayle) Voorhees, Morrison; nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence (Ed) Murk, Mission, Texas; two brothers, Ivan (Dorothy) Zuck and Delbert (Frances) Zuck, all of Galesburg.
  She was a member of the Advent Christian Church.
  She was a member and past Worthy Matron of Minerva Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, Prophetstown.
  Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, at the Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown. Graveside services followed at 3 p.m. at the Abingdon Cemetery, Abingdon.
  Gibson & Son Funeral Home, Prophetstown was in charge of arrangements.
  A memorial fund has been established.

Death of Mrs. Sarah C. Danner Waddell and Wilson Willcock
Sarah Danner Waddell died: March 05, 1909
  Mrs. Sarah Waddell Drowns In a Cisteren at Her Home in Astoria, and Wilson Willcock Succumbs to Heart Disease at His home near Browning Friday
  This community was greatly shocked Friday afternoon of last week when the body of Mrs. Sarah Waddell, a lady aged about 67 years, was found floating in the cistern at her home in the northeast part of town.
  At about 1:40 p.m. Ike Danner, a nephew of Mrs. Waddell drove up to her home, and at the same moment Mrs. Nancy Myers, a nearby neighbor, was knocking at the door.  Ike came on business and Mrs. Myers for a friendly call.  Failing to secure a response to her knock at the front door Mrs. Myers went to another door and knocked, but still no one responded to the call.  By this time Ike Danner had tied his team and the two instituted a search for the aged lady.  Peering into the window it was seen that her bed was unmade.  A further search revealed the fact that her dishes were unwashed, the fires in the stoves were out and the home deserted.
  Further investigation revealed an open cistern and upon looking into the Mr. Danner discovered the body of Mrs. Waddell floating upon the surface of its waters.  Neighbors were at once notified and the body removed from the cistern.
   W. T. Zeigler of Canton  &
  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."

Astoria Argus
Drowned In Cistern; Mrs. Sarah Waddell, of this City Lost Her Life by Falling Into a Cistern while Attempting to Dip Water from it with a Bucket.; Found Friday Afternoon; Coroner Zeigler, of Canton, Held Inquest Over the Remains Friday Night - Jury Returns Verdict - Death Was Due to Accident.
  Mrs. Sarah Waddell, an aged and highly respected lady, was found by a relative, drowned in the cistern at her home in the northeastern part of Astoria, at about 1:30 o clock Friday afternoon.
  Just when the sad occurrence took place is a matter of conjecture and in all probability the true facts will never be exactly known.  However, the evidence produced at the inquest and the arrangements of her home showed that she must have fallen into the cistern early Friday morning.
  According to the testimony of Mrs. John Fitz and intimate friend of Mrs. Waddell, who lives about two blocks distant, Mrs. Waddell was at her home, the previous evening at about five o clock, for the purpose of having a letter written, but being in a nervous condition at the time, returned home, remarking that she would come again in the morning and have her attend to the matter.  This, so far as has been revealed, was the last time she was seen alive.
  Body Discovered
  Isaac Danner, a nephew of the deceased woman, who lives in Woodland township, visited her home shortly after one o'clock Friday afternoon - having been informed that she wished to send some word to her tenant who resides near him.
  Just as Mr. Danner drove up, he saw Mrs. Laney A. Myers, a near neighbor of Mrs. Waddell, knocking at the door.  While he was tying his team Mrs. Myers went on the opposite side of the house and rapped at another door.  Mr. Danner asked Mrs. Myers if she could find her, ad she replied that she could not.
  Mrs. Myers and Mr. Danner, together, then made a search of the premises.  They went through the house, also to the basement; and as Mr. Danner started to go the woodshed at the rear of the lot, he saw a piece of paper lying in the doorway of the shed and at first thought it was Mrs. Waddell lying on the ground.
  In going to the wood shed he had to pass the cistern and noticing that the covering was removed, glanced into it and discovered a floating object which he lifted and to his astonishment found it to be the body of his aunt.
  Mr. Danner immediately summoned help.  W. H. Stambach, a near neighbor, responded to his call and they lifted the body from out the cistern.
  The cistern had a tile mouth, probably two feet in diameter and the water was up to within two feet and a half of the top.  Mrs. Waddell, it is said was in the habit of dipping water from the top (mouth of the cistern, and in order to do so had to get upon her knees.  The tile which formed the opening projected about five inches) of the ground.  And in an effort to get water from the cistern in the above manner, it was necessary for her to put her head and shoulders to a considerable depth into the hole, with one hand on the top, while with the other she lifted the pail of water.
  It was at first thought that she had committed suicide, but as there was a twelve-quart water bucket removed from cistern, (the one that she used for rain water) and as there was a dish pan on the stove with a small quantity of water in it, also a dish cloth and a piece of soap, - and that dirty dishes were still on the table, the presumption is that she had gone to the cistern to get some water to wash the dishes, and in an effort to procure the water, she either slipped, or had some sort of a fainting spell, to which she was subject, and fell headlong into the opening.
  Mrs. Waddell was in the habit of rising at about 7 o clock in the morning.  To further substantiate the fact that the accident happened in the morning, was that her bed had not been made.  The fires were out and the stoves were cold.
  One peculiar fact connected with the occurrance which remains unsolved, was that the body was floating.
  It was a sad case, but from the evidence it seems to have been purely an accident.
  Coroner Notified
  Coroner Zeigler, of Canton was notified, arriving here on the evening train.  He at once impaneled a jury of the following:  Henry Brehm, John Sullivan, Albert Thomas, William Stambach, J. D. Waggoner, - and conducted the examination.  After testimony was hard a verdict to the effect that death was due to accidental drowning was returned.
  The first witness called was Isaac Danner.  He related his knowledge of the case as already given in this article, and he was followed by Mrs. William Stambach, who gave testimony of a similar nature.  Others who testified were Lewis Myers and Jacob Danner.
  Mrs. Sarah Waddell, nee Danner, a highly respected resident of Astoria for many years, was born near Middletown, Ohio, December 5th, 1841.  Died at her home in Astoria, March 5, 1909, aged 67 years, two months and 29 days.  She was married in 1862 to Isaac Waddell, they living together only about 18 months, when his death occurred.  Here were no children born to this union.  Since the death of her husband she has lived alone.  She was an honest, industrious Christian woman and the news of her death was received with sorrow by all.
  She was possessed of a farm containing 160 acres located near Leeseburg, also valuable town property.
  She leaves to mourn her sudden departure an aged brother, Henry S. Danner, who resides west of Astoria, and the following nephews and nieces:  The children of J. H. Lutz s first wife who was a sister to the deceased, are:  N. A. Lutz, B. J. Lutz, Ida Mitchel and E. J. Lutz.  The children of Solomon Danner, a brother of the deceased, are:  William, James, Samuel, John, Emma Groves and Sarah English.  Mrs. H. M. Danner s children Orla, Clarence, Maud, and Lloyd are also heirs of the deceased.
  The funeral services were held Sunday at 10 o clock at the Brethren church of which she was a member, conducted by Cyrus Bucher and assisted by Demy and Lind.  The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in the Astoria cemetery.
  The relatives wish to thank the many friends and neighbors for their kind assistance and sympathy in the death and burial of Mrs. Sarah Waddell.
  Note: Sarah was married to Isaac Waddell.
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Obituary for Charles Samuel Walker
Rushville Times, July 1956
Services are Held Tuesday for Charles S. Walker, Age 81
  Charles S. Walker, 81, of this city died Saturday night at St. John's Hopsital, Springfield.
  Funeral services were heldon Tuesday, July 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the first Christian church, the Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Charles Samuel, son of James Fletcher and Artmecia (Ackman) Walker, was born on a farm in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, September 29,
1874, and passed on at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, June 30, 1956, aged 81 years, nine months, and one day. Of a family of nine brothers and sisters only two survive - a brother, Stephen Walker of Industry, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Sloan of Ottumwa, Iowa.
  On August 4, 1897 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth VanOrder with whom he lived in happy companionship until her death on April 15, 1945, and whom he tenderly cared for during her years of failing health. To them were born four children, on of whom, Charles Herschel, died in infancy. The following survive: Clarence E. of Beeville, Texas; Edna, wife of Daniel V. Dace of Rushville; and Nellie, wife of Charles T. Brown, Jr., of Kensington, Maryland. He also leaves nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in whose activities he took great interest.
  Early in life he united with a rural church in Oakland Township and later transferred his membership to the Rushville Christian Church where he has been a member for more than 40 years, and which he attended regularly.
  Most of his life he farmed, but after retirement he engaged in many useful occupations. He could always be depended upon to render greater service than was required of him. He maintained an active interest in community affairs, willingly giving his support to any wortwhile cause.
  Since his wife's death he had made his residence with his daughter, Edna, but made extended visits to the home of his other daughter, Nellie, in Kensington, Maryland where he attended with her family, the Tacoma Park Christian Church and made many friends in church and community. These visits together with those to his son Clarence in Beeville, Texas, were a source of reat enjoyment to him.
  He was a good neighbor. His philosphy of life was one of good humor and concern for others, which was evidenced by his many friends and acquaintances.

Obituary for Clarence Earl Walker
Rushville Times, July 26, 1956
Last Rites Held Here Thurdsay For Clarence Walker
  Funeral services for Clarence E. Walker, 58, who died Thursday, July 19, in Beeville, Texas, were held Monday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian church in this city. The Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiated and burial was in the Rushville cemetery, where Masonic rites were conducted.
  Clarence Earl Walker, son of Charles Samuel and Elizabeth (VanOrder) Walker was born on a farm in Littleton township, Schuyler county, May 8, 1898 and died after a long period of failing health, in Beeville, Texas July 19, 1956 at the age of 58 years, two months and 11 days.
  He was one of a family of four children. Two sisters, Mrs. Daniel V. Dace of Rushville, and Mrs. Charles T. Brown, Jr. of Kensington, Maryland, survive. A brother, Charles Herschel Walker died in infancy. He was preceded in death by his parents. His mother died April, 1945 and his father on June 30 of this year. It was with great effort and risk to his health that he made the trip to Rushville at the time of his father's death.
  He attended the rural schools of Schuyler county and graduated from the Rushville high school with the class of 1918. Soon after his graduation he entered the federal Civil Service and for many years was a faithful employee of the post office department in Washington D. C. In 1940, because of ill health he retired and went to Beeville, Texas where he has since resided. For 12 years he was employed as clerk at the Hotel Kohler in Beeville until ill health again forced him to give up
his work.
  On April 26, 1923 he was married to Miss Eula May Ballard of Mineola, Texas. To this union were born three children: Sergeant James V. Walker who is stationed with the U.S. Army at Church Hill, Manitoba, Canada, and a daughter Miss Nancy Walker who lives in Tacoma Park, Maryland. An infant son, Charles Ballard Walker died in 1925.
  Early in life he united with the Christian church in Rushville. He later transferred his membership to the Tacoma Park Christian church of which he was a charter member. Since he has resided in Beeville he has been affiliated with the Methodist church there.
  He was a member of the Beeville Masonic Lodge No. 261 and of Scottish Rite Masonic Consistory, 32nd Degree, San Antonio, Texas. He was also a member of the Postal Service Square club of Washington, D.C.
  He always showed great devotion to any work in which he was engaged and was proud of a job well-done.

Obituary for Everett "Clyde" Clyde Walker
January 1971
Clyde Walker, 61 Dies, Rites Are Held Tuesday
  Clyde Walker, 67, was found dead at about 11:30 p. m. Saturday day in his automobile on the County Farm road, three-fourths of a mile west of Rushville, by state police.
  Police said Walker died of a wound from a .410 shotgun blast.  He was hit in the lower part of the left side of his body.  The gun was found in the rear of the car, according to John Reynolds, Schuyler county coroner, who held an inquiry.
  Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Worthington Funeral home in Rushville.  The Rev. Harold Hedden conducted the services and burial was in Rushville cemetery.
  Everett Clyde Walker, son of Robert and Agnes Young Walker, was born September 1, 1903, in Schuyler county.  He died January 9, 1971.
  He was married August 18, 1935, to Nina Phillips.  To the union was born a daughter, Shirley.  Shirley's husband, Max Strode, and the children Michelle, Yvonne, and William were in turn welcomed Into the family circle and were loved and a joy to Clyde.
  Mr. Walker was a farmer for many years.  After leaving the farm he worked for Gain Greenhouse, and for the last 15 years, has been employed at Bartlow Brothers.
  As a youth he was baptized and became a member of the Bethel Methodist church.
  He Is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Max Strode of Chillicothe; one sister, Florence Tomlinson of Rushville, two brothers, Carl Walker of Versailles, and Charles Walker of Mt. Sterling, and the three grandchildren, Michelle, Yvonne, and William Strode of Chillicote.

Obituary for Jane Dean Montooth Walker
Rushville Times, January 14, 1909, pg 1 column 5.
Mrs. Jane Walker Dead
Rushville's oldest resident passed away Tuesday, age 96 years.
   Mrs. Jane Walker, Rushville oldest resident, dead at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. David Dean {Catherine}, on Maple Avenue, aged 96 years.  For several months past Mrs. Walker has been in failing health and unable to get about, but notwithstanding the infirmities of old age her united remianed bright and strong until a short time before her death.  Her greatest affiliation during the later years of her life was the partial loss of her eyesight, which deprived her of the pleasure of reading and working, which had ever been a keen delight.
   Mrs. Walker was born in County Donegal, Ireland, January 16, 1812 and emigrated to this country in young womanhood.  The family first made their home in Pittsburough, PA., and in 1851 emigrated to Schuyler County.  Mrs. Walker was first united in marriage to James Montooth and later was married to Samuel Walker.  On coming to Schuyler County the family located in Oakland Township, and Mrs. Walker resided there until 1903, when she came to Rushville with her daughter, Mrs David Dean.  Of her children there are five surviving, to-witt: George Montooth of Ray, Mrs. David Dean and James Montooth of this city, Mrs. Anna Baker of Lockwood, Mo., and Mrs. Mary Middleton of Custer City, Oklahoma.
   Funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church in this city Friday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by Rev. A. P. Stover, interment: in the Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Joanna Jane Chapman Walker and Granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby
died: June 16, 1926
Rushville Times, June 23, 1926
  Funeral services for Mrs. John Walker, who with her granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, of Springfield, was killed in an auto accident last Wednesday afternoon, were held last from the Christian church in this city, Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, by Rev. Fred Wilson. Interment was made in the Sugar Grove North
  The services for the granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, were held Friday in Springfield, after which the remains were taken for interment to Rockford, Ill.
  Brief account of this fatal accident was given in last week's Times, being received over the telephone just at time of going to press. No details could be obtained at that time as members of Mrs. Walker's family had not even learned of the accident, and the story of the sad accident is here given:
  What had promised to be a delightful visit with a daughter in Springfield ended in crushing sorrow on Wednesday of last week, when Mrs. Joanna Walker and her granddaughter, Eloise Willoughby, two and one-half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Willoughby, were killed when the automobile in which they were riding turned over near the subway on the Beardstown Springfield hard road, two miles west of Springfield, pinning them beneath the wreckage. Mrs. Walker is believed to have died instantly, and the little girl, after calling in vain for "Mamma to take her out", died before help arrived. The car was driven by the child's mother, Mrs. Ella Willoughby, a daughter of Mrs. Walker, who had been here the past week visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker. Mrs. Willoughby was driving a Buick sedan, and accompanied by her little daughter, her son Clarence, and her mother, she left the Walker home about 8 o'clock Wednesday morning. Overtaken by a severe electrical storm, blinded by the rain, and annoyed by the constant crash of thunder and brilliant  flashes of lighting, Mrs. Willoughby became nervous and near the top of the hill which descends to the subway the rear wheels of the car left the pavement. This caused the car to skid, turning around several times. The next thing Mrs. Willoughby can recall there was a crash, and the car turned turtle in a deep ditch. Mrs. Willoughby and son managed to crawl out, but her small daughter and her mother were pinned in by the car. Mrs. Willoughby made frantic efforts to extricate her loved ones from the wreckage, but could do nothing. No help came along for some time, the first to appear being a traveling salesman from Indianapolis. He was unable to lift the machine from the bodies and he hastened to a filling station for aid. Frank Fleck, who resides near the scene of the accident, then noticed the wrecked car and summoned aid. When the auto was removed, the bodies of the unfortunate victims were placed on a truck belonging to Fleck and hurried to St. Johns Hospital at Springfield, where life was found to be extinct. The bodies were removed to a Springfield undertaking parlor, where an inquest was conducted on Thursday afternoon, the verdict being the deaths of Mrs. Joanna Walker and Eloise Willoughby was accidental.
  Funeral services for Eloise Willoughby was held in Springfield on Friday afternoon, after which her remains were taken to Rockford, Ill.
  The remains of Mrs. Walker were brought to Rushville, Friday and on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, impressive funeral services were held from the Christian church, Rev. Fred Wilson, assisted by Rev. H. W. Talley, officiating. Interment was made in the Sugar Grove (North) Cemetery.
  Joanna Jane Chapman, daughter of Jacob and Jane DeCamp Chapman, was born in Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, May 4, 1860. Departed this life near Springfield, Ill., June 16, 1926, at the age of 66 years, 1 month, and 12 days. She met instant death when the car in which she was riding with her daughter and two grandchildren was wrecked on the wet pavement during a severe electrical storm.
  When she was two years of age her parents moved to Oakland Township near Ray, Ill., and in that vicinity she grew to young womanhood. She was one of a family of thirteen children.
  On August 5, 1877, she was united in marriage to John Walker, and for nearly forty-nine years this couple have shared life's joys and sorrows together. Thirteen children were born to them, three dying in infancy, and one daughter, Bertha May, wife of Oliver Swisher, died in December 1906, leaving two daughters, Gladys and Ruby. One son, William, died in February 1920, leaving six children. The children left with the devoted husband to mourn her departure are: H. L. of  Bloomington,  Floyd A. of Galesburg, John E. of Chicago, Oscar of Ray, Maro of Rushville, Bessie, wife of Clarence Wells of Littleton, Ella, wife of Harry Willoughby of Rockford, and Nora, wife of Olen Akers, residing at home. There are twenty-three grandchildren, some of whom have made their home with the grandparents and received the same loving care as their own, and four great grandchildren. Also three brothers; John Chapman of Vermont, Chester of Rushville, and Charles of Plymouth. And a host of relatives and friends, who will miss this woman who was always ready to greet them with a cheery smile and extend to them a hearty welcome to her home.
  She was blessed with a genial disposition and was able to rise above the petty cares of every day life and look upon the bright side of everything. She made her peace with God many years ago and was associated with the Baptist Church at Christian Neck, where she loved to go and her help was always welcomed in the singing service. Of late years she has been a sufferer and was not permitted to attend church, but has told her family many times she was prepared to go when the Master called.

Obituary for John Wesley Walker
Rushville Times, December 26, 1946
John W. Walker, Aged 91, Died at Beardstown
  Funeral services for John Wesley Walker, 91, who passed away Saturday in the Valley Nursing home in Beardstown, were held Tuesday afternoon from the Voohees Memorial home in Rushville. Rev. H. S. Crede officiated at the services, and burial was in the Sugar Grove North cemetery.
  John Wesley Walker, son of Lafayette and Jane Tipton Walker, was born in Georgetown, Indiana, April 17, 1855.
  He came to Illinois with his parents when eight years old, and spent the greater part of his life in Schuyler county.
  On August 5, 1877, he was united in marriage to Joann Jane Chapman, and to this union were born 13 children.
  His wife and eight children preceded him in death. The surviving children are: John of Beardstown, Floyd of Galesburg, Bessie Wells Hansen of Waukegan, Ella Fell of Rockford, and Nora Austin of Rushville. He is also survived by two sisters, Lizzie Mitchell and Laura Aten of Vermont, one half-sister; Mrs. Clara Lee of St. Louis, Mo.; and one half-brother, Frank Wyand of Rushville. There are 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Obituary for Lafayette "Lafe" Walker
1864 Psuedo Obituary, by Howard Walker, 1998
  Private Lafayette Walker, 29, of Company "C," 1st Indiana Infantry Volunteers, was killed 15 Jun 1864 during a skirmish at Pine Knob near Marietta, Ga. Pvt Walker sustained a fatal gunshot wound and died on the field of battle. Interment was made at the Marietta National Cemetery.
  Pvt. Walker enlisted 20 Dec 1863 and was mustered into Federal Service at Camp Morton, Indianapolis, on 6 Jan 1864. He was assigned to Company "C," 81st Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland. He received indoctrination in the field at Ooltewah, Tenn. During General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign, he was at Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, Buzzard's Roost Gap, Resaca, and Kingston.
  Pvt. Walker was survived by his wife Delilah J. (Tipton) Walker, a son John Wesley, and daughters Sarah, Eliza Jane, and Laura Ellen; mother Mrs. Rachel Holcomb, formerly Mrs William (Keath) Walker, Camanche, Iowa; brothers Walter, also a Pvt in Co "C," 81st Rgmt Ind Vols; Samuel, Indianapolis; Joseph Hayes, Georgetown; Andrew J, Pvt, Co "C," 23rd Rgmt Inf Ind Vols; and sisters Mrs. Lydia Ann Lingard, Camanche, Iowa; Mrs. Sarah A Cozine, Shawnee Co, Kansas; and Mrs. Mary J. Mahon, Sutter Co, California.

Obituary for Mary Elizabeth VanOrder Walker
Rushville Times, April 18, 1945
Mrs. Charles S. Walker Died Sunday Evening
  Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Walker, wife of Charles S. Walker died Sunday evening at her home near Rushville aged 68 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Rushville with Rev. M. P. Pierson officiating. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
  Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew J. and Nancy Bonser VanOrder was born on a farm in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler Co, Feb. 7, 1877 and departed this life at her home east of Rushville Sunday evening, April 15, 1945 at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 8 days.
  Having suffered an eye affliction in childhood she was unable to attend the public schools with her brothers and sisters, but obtained the equivalent of a good elementary education in her home under the tutorship of her father. She was a proficient reader and took a keen interest of all current events.
  Truly she saw beauty in all nature. Beautiful flowers bloomed in her garden from early spring until late fall. The same tender care that was given her flowers was administered to all living things by her capable hands.
  On August 4, 1897 she was united in marriage to Charles S. Walker and for almost forty eight years they have walked lifes pathway together. To this union were born four children, Clarence E of Beeville, Texas, Edna, wife of Daniel V. Dace of Rushville; Nellie, wife of Charles T. Brown, Jr., of Hyattsville Maryland, and Charles Herschel who died in infancy.
  Many years ago she united with the Christian church of Rushville and altho ill health kept her from attending regularly, she manifested her christian spirit by her kind and gentle ways.
  Beside her husband, who cared for her with most devotedly in her years of failing health, she is survived by her three children, nine granchildren and the following brothers and sisters:  Mrs. Lina Adkison, Pulaski and Edward VanOrder of Rushville; Fred VanOrder of Vermont; Delbert VanOrder of Peoria; and Mrs. Clara Peacock of Rushville. She was preceded in death by  her parents and one brother, Thomas VanOrder.

Obituary for Nina Phillips Walker
Rushville Times, June 28, 2000, page 13, column 4
Nina Walker
  Nina Walker, 87, of Rushville, died Monday, June 26, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  She was born June 8, 1913, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to the late Samuel W. and Catherine Montooth Phillips.  She married Evert Clyde Walker Aug. 18, 1935, in Macomb.  He died Jan. 9, 1971.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Max (Shirley) Strode of Bradford; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Catherine) Sargent of Rushville; and one brother, Willard Phillips, of Rushville.
  She was preceded in death by three sisters and four brothers.
  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.  She worked at Stephen's Cleaners and J.C. Penney Co. in Rushville until retiring in 1983.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 29, at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating.  Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
  Memorials may be given to the Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.

Peoria Journal Star, June 28, 2000, Page: B04
Nina Walker
  Rushville - Nina Walker, 87, of Rushville died at 6:19 p.m. Monday, June 26, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born June 8, 1913, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to Samuel W. and Catherine Montooth Phillips, she married Evert Clyde Walker on Aug. 18, 1935, in Macomb. He died Jan. 9, 1971.
  Three sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Max (Shirley) Strode of Bradford; one sister, Mrs. Russell (Catherine) Sargent of Rushville; one brother, Willard Phillips of Rushville; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  She worked at Stephen's Cleaners and at J.C. Penney Co. Inc., retiring in 1983.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

Death Record of Samuel Walker
Rushville Times, February 1894
Samuel Walker
Samuel Walker of a ship's company which landed upon our shores in 1848.   He was born in Thelitham, Suffolk County, England July 14th, 1813.  At the age of 21 he located in Sondan and after fifteen years residence he came to this country.  He spent one year in St. Louis and then located in this county.  He died on the 10th inst., at home of David Deane, Esq., aged 80 years, 6 months and 26 days.  He leaves a widow (Mrs. Jane Montooth) to whom he was married on Thanksgiving Day 1872.  Mr. Walker was not a member of any church, but a strict moralist instead.  He was a respected and a worthy citizen.  As a friend of the writer he was true and constant, and his death is a deep personal bereavement.  His neighbors, far and near, honored his memory by their presence at the funeral services in the Houston Church last Sunday morning at 11 o'clock, and accompanied the remains to their resting place in the Houston Cemetery. M. C. Sweeney

Death Notice for William Wesley Walker
died: February 16, 1920
Rushville Times, February 1920
    William Walker died early Monday morning at his home southeast of Rushville following a few days' illness from pneumonia, which developed after he had been ill from the "flu". He came to Rushville last Thursday and the exposure brought about the illness which caused his death. Conditions at the Walker home were pathetic as father, mother, and six children, ranging in age from 3 months to twelve years, were all ill at the same time, and for several hours on Saturday the family were in a helpless condition, no member being able to care for the others. When the attention of neighbors were attracted to the condition of the family, aid was extended and the MWA lodge and Red Cross notified and the stricken family was given the needed attention. On Sunday, Maro Walker and wife came to attend them and were with his brother when he died.

Obituary for Howard J. Walton
Rushville Times, September 17, 2003
Eagle Publications, September 16, 2003
Howard J. Walton
  Howard J. Walton, 78, Astoria, died at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2003, in Astoria Gardens.
  He was born July 17, 1925, in Jacksonville, the son of Howard and Edith (Pippenger) Walton. He married Leora Gladys Dillon Dec. 25, 1947, in Monmouth. He later married Marilyn Van Fossen May 25, 1979, in Peoria. She survives.
  He is survived by his wife, Macomb; four sons, James (Paula) Walton, Peoria Heights, Dale (Elizabeth Ann) Walton, Peoria, Roger (Shelly) Walton, East Peoria, Michael (Bonnie) Walton, Peoria; two daughters, Cheryl Husky, Peoria, Linda (Gerald) Wagner, Peoria; two stepdaughters, Nancy Richbark, Macomb, Karen (Kevin) Danner, Table Grove; 17 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three step great-grandchildren.
  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Russell Walton; granddaughter, Angela Husky; and one sister, Helen Peacock.
  He was employed as crane operator and floor checker for Caterpillar Tractor Company, East Peoria, for 35 years, retiring in 1982. He also taught dance classes in Bryant, Canton and Ipava for a number of years.
  He was a member of UAW Local 974, East Peoria, the Moose Lodge, Canton and the Woodland Church of the Brethren, Astoria, where he served as the head usher.
  Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 14, 2003, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating.
  Burial was in the Woodland Cemetery, Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad or the Astoria Gardens.
  Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary for John E. Walton I
Rushville Times, June 2, 1881
  Walton, John Sr. - John Walton Sr., an aged and respected citizen of Browning township, died last week.

Obituary for Mark Walton
  Mark Walton, son. of John and Mary Ann Walton, was born near Bader, Ill., March 13, 1866, and passed away at his late home near Ullin, Ill., July 20, 1936, at the age of 70 years, 4 months and 7 days.
  On May 30, 1881, he was united in marriage with Miss Ruth Robertson of Browning, who, tho feeble herself, watched over and helped care for him during his long period of ill health.
  Four children were born to this union, the eldest son, Earl, dying at the age of seven years.  Those surviving are Mrs. W. F. Roberts of Colchester, Mrs. Wm. Lingle of Dongolia and the son, Elza, of Ullin.  He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Arnold  of Browning and Mrs. Lou Hammond of Table Grove; eleven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, eight nephews, four nieces, besides many other relatives and friends.
  Mr. Walton's early life was spent in the vicinity of Browning.  In 1912 he moved to the southern part of Illinois, settling in Ullin in 1914.  A short time later the family moved to the farm on which be spent the remainder of his life.
  He was a kind husband and father and a man who will be sadly missed by his family and large circle of friends.

Obituary for Sarah Ann Hill Walton
Rushville Times, August 2, 1888
Died, July 24th, 1888, of cancer, Sarah Walton, widow of John Walton. The deceased emigrated to Schuyler County with her husband in the fall of 1843 from Ohio; was the mother of nine children, five of whom are living. She was a member of the Christian Church for over 40 years and was buried in the Bader's Cemetery; Rev. J. H. Walton conducting the funeral.

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