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Obituary of Shirley Anne Fetch Hester
Peoria Journal Star, September 11, 2005, Page: B6
Shirley Hester
  Huntsville - Shirley Anne Hester, 76, of Huntsville passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born on June 12, 1929, in Macomb, Ill., the daughter of the late Guy and Mabel (Stone) Fetch. She married Bruce Hester on Nov. 24, 1948, at the home of her parents in Camden and he survives.
  Also surviving are a son, David Hester and wife Rhonda of Huntsville; a daughter, Beth Anne Graves and husband Scott of Camp Point; seven grandchildren, Capt. Jeremie Hester and wife Jenny stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Micah Hester and wife Susan of Huntsville, Sgt. Jarred Hester and wife Sue stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Courtney Eaton and husband Patrick of San Francisco, Brian Acker of Decatur, and Katybeth Graves and Kali Graves, both of Camp Point; two great-granddaughters, Grace Hester and Natalie Hester; a brother, Sterling Fetch of Macomb; an uncle, Vernie Fetch of Camden; an aunt, Lucille Fetch of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith Fetch.
  A graduate of Augusta High School, she first worked as a teller at the Augusta State Bank for 5 years. She later was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren.
  She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and sang. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and always had a large garden.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with the Pastor Ron Cox and Rev. Gary Bass officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.
  Memorials may be given to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Foundation.
  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at woodfh@frontiernet.net.

Obituary of Jerry A. Hollenback
Peoria Journal Star, December 4, 1995, Page: D6
Jerry Hollenback
  Table Grove - Private graveside services for Jerry A. Hollenback, 19, of 206 Bowery St., who was pronounced dead at 2:12 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, 1995, in rural Fulton County, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Harris Cemetery. The Rev. Howard Self will officiate.
  Cremation has been accorded. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont.
  He died in a one-car crash near Table Grove.
  He was born Aug. 13, 1976, in Michigan City, Ind., to Steven and Candice Cooper Hollenback.
  Surviving are his father of Table Grove; his mother of Las Vegas; his stepmother, Teresa Hollenback of Table Grove; his grandmother, Melba Hollenback of Table Grove; his stepgrandparents, Donald and Sherry Sorrells of Ipava; and three brothers, Cole, Reece and Tyler, all of Table Grove.
  He worked at Vermont Foundry in Vermont.
  Memorials may be made to a fund for his family, c/o Table Grove State Bank.

Obituary of Kenneth E. Hollenback
June 18, 1970
Kenneth Hollenback
  Kenneth E. Hollenback, 67, died at Culbertson Memorial hospital June 9, 1970.
  Funeral services were held at the Beardstown Church of the Nazarene Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John Dittmer officiating, assisted by Rev. Claude Malone. Burial was in the Browning cemetery.
  He was born on November 7, 1902, at Browning, the son of William "Pat" and Sarah Huff Hollenback.
  He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
  He is survived by his wife, Mildred: two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Evelyn) Gragg of Crane, IN and Mrs. Homer (Monalee) Fritz of Beardstown; one son William of Browning; two stepsons, Franklin Hess of St. David and Walter (John) in the United States Navy; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Lula Hollenback of Beardstown; one brother, Frank of Aurora; and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Mary "Polly" Adeline Gragg Belville Hollenback
died: September 28, 1972
  Mrs. Polly Belville Hollenback, 94, of Browning, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at McDonough District hospital.
  Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Browning Methodist church with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial was in Ridgeville cemetery, near Browning.
  She was born Oct. 31, 1877, at Frederick, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Kirkham Gragg.
  Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Richards of Hannibal, MO; a half-brother, Jay Gragg of Appleton, Wis.; a foster son, Oren Riley of California; and two step-sons, Arthur and Laurence Hollenback of Rushville.
  Note: She was married to George W. Belville and Edward Burl Hollenback.

Obituary of Monalee Hollenback
Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL, May 24, 1994
Memorial Obituary, Entered Into Eternal Rest Saturday, May 21, 1994
Monlee Hollenback
  Beardstown - Monalee Hollenback, 69, of Joliet, formerly of Beardstown, died Saturday morning, May 21, 1994, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.
  She was born Oct. 22, 1924, in Browning, the daughter of Kenneth E. and Vinta Bellomy Hollenback.
  She is survived by three daughters, Kathleen Yanchick of Joliet, Nina Pence of Xenia, Ohio and Melissa Taylor of Joliet; eight grandchildren including Isaac Jones, Vinta Taylor, and Nicole Jones, who resided with her; six step-children; numerous step-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Gragg of Newberry, Ind.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, William Hollenback.
  Ms. Hollenback was an investigator for the Illinois Department of Revenue for 18 years.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial in Browning Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Beardstown Church of the Nazarene.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 24, 1994, Page: 8
Monalee Hollenback
  Beardstown - Monalee Hollenback, 69, of Joliet, formerly of Beardstown, died at 5:06 a.m. Saturday at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.
  Surviving are three daughters, Kathleen Yanchick of Joliet, Nina Pence of Zenia, Ohio and Melissa Taylor of Joliet; eight grandchildren; six step-children; several step-grandchildren; and sister, Evelyn Gragg of Newberry, Ind.
  Note: She married Virgil Valdorn Taylor, father of her children and 2nd Homer Fritz.

Obituary of Russell Hollenback
died: February 19, 1990
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 21, 1990, Page: 26
Russell Hollenback
  Rushville - Russell Hollenback, 75, of rural Rushville died at 9:18 p.m. Monday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Dorothy; one son, Robert of Coal Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Betty Jane) Thomas of Beardstown; and five grandchildren.
  Note: Russell was born January 05, 1915 Schuyler County, Illinois to Clarence Arthur Hollenback and Dena Grace Clements.  He married Dorothy Hering.

Obituary of Audrey L. Geiman Huston
Peoria Journal Star, April 7, 2003, Page: B04
Deceased Name: Audrey Huston
  East Peoria - Audrey L. Huston, 67, of 321 E. Sleen died at 6:36 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2003, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  She was born Aug. 14, 1935, in Browning to Edward and Bette Parry Geiman.
  Surviving are her mother, Bette Olson of Havana; one brother, Stephen (and Marcha {Marsha}) Geiman of Manito; three sisters, Mrs. Rodney (Linda) White of Havana, Mrs. Raymond (Margaret) White and Marie Hickley, both of Vermont; and Charlie Taylor of East Peoria, with whom she made her home.
  She was preceded in death by her father.
  She attended the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville.
  She worked at Carthage Electric Precision in Carthage.
  She was a member of the National Fraternal Society of the Deaf.
  She was a member of Joy of Jesus Lutheran Church for the Deaf in Peoria.
  Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at South Fulton Cemetery in Astoria. The Rev. Tom Phillips will officiate. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville.

Obituary of Dr. David William Icenogle
Opelika-Auburn News, Auburn, Alabama, July 15, 2005 page 2A
  The Memorial Services for Dr. David William Icenogle will be held Saturday July 16, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. at Founders Chapel of Auburn United Methodist Church.
  Dr. Icenogle passed away Saturday, July 9, 2005, in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  He was born November 19, 1937, in Macomb, Illinois, the son of Clement Arthur and Eleanor Grandt Icenogle.
  He was educated in the public schools of McDonough county Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education form Western Illinois University, a Masters of Science from the University of Illinois and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Louisiana Sate University. He taught Geography at Auburn University for 29 years and continued to teach part time at both Auburn University and Kennesaw State University after his retirement in 1997. In 1990 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research on American explorers in Egypt.
  He was preceded in death by is parents and infant son, Andrew David Icenogle. He is survived by his wife Carol Icenogle of Auburn, his son John Icenogle of Huntsville, and daughter Joy Rabun and her husband John of Atlanta, Georgia, four brothers, Robert Icenogle of San Antonio, Texas, Paul Icenogle of Paletine, Illinois, Roger Icenogle of Waterville, Maine, and Alan Icenogle of Rushville, Illinois, his sister, Carol Ashbacker of Davenport, Iowa and a host of other family and friends.
  Memorial contributions may be directed to the Department of Geography, 108 Tichenor Hall, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849

Obituary of Lois Edith Trone Jones
Peoria Journal Star, December 31, 2002, Page: B04
Lois Jones
  Rushville - Lois E. Jones, 88, of Rushville died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling.
  Born Dec. 14, 1914, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, to C. A. and Bertha Adeline Kinnear Trone, she married Paul Jones on March 27, 1937, in Macomb. He died Nov. 17, 1982.
  She also was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers and three sisters.
  Surviving are two sons, David (and Peggy) of Rushville and William (and Linda) of Geneseo; three daughters, Patricia Unger of Calipso, Nancy (and Gary) Armstrong of Stockbridge, Ga., and Judith (and Joseph) Reiche of Morris; three brothers, Donald Trone of Lewistown, Howard (and Shirley) Trone of Rushville and Glen (and Vivian) Trone of Walnut; three sisters, Madelyn Dunlap of Macomb, Jean Sieber of Mount Carroll and Marcell (and David) Taylor of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
  She provided child care for the Edwin Dyson family in Rushville.
  She had been a cook for the Rushville High School cafeteria and Ping's Pantry.
  She also helped her husband operate the family farm.
  She was a member of the Schuyler Home Extension.
  She attended Ridgeville Church near Browning and Houston Methodist Church near Rushville.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Friends may call on the family from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Chaddock Children's Home in Quincy or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary of Donald Brooks Juett
Peoria Journal Star, September 20, 1993, Page: B3
Donald Juett
  Rushville - Donald B. Juett, 94, of Rushville died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, 1993, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Nov. 2, 1898, in Schuyler County to William and Mary Alberta Hetrick Juett, he married Elnora Young on Dec. 23, 1935, in Mount Sterling. She survives.
  Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
  He was a farmer. He also worked for the Illinois Highway Department and the Schuyler Highway Department, retiring in 1963. He attended Ripley Christian Church in Ripley.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Harris will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Palm Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary of Frances S. Lawler Justus
Peoria Journal Star, March 8, 1992, Page: D9
Frances Justus
  Rushville - Frances S. Justus, 95, of Rural Route 1 died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Aug. 24, 1896, in Schuyler County to Charles E. and Lenora Kirkham Lawler, she married Howard Ansel Justus on July 3, 1916, in Rock Island. He died Aug. 1, 1979.
  She also was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two half brothers.
  Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Morgan of rural Rushville; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Ester Main will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler In Home Health Care Program.

Obituary of Archie E. Kaler
Peoria Journal Star, July 30, 2002, Page: B04
Archie Kaler
  Canton - Archie E. Kaler, 88, of 1125 S. Fifth Ave. died at 4:30 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center.
  Born April 22, 1914, in Pleasantville, Iowa, to Clarence Allen and Minerva Hedge Kaler, he married Geneva E. Ashwood on Jan. 12, 1937, in Lewistown. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Barbara (and Keith) Waljasper of Normal and Sharon (and Robert) Sharpe of Summerville, S.C.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by three brothers.
  He was a tool grinder for Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years, retiring in 1972.
  He was a member and past master of the Morning Star Lodge 734, AF&AM.
  He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, where Masonic rites will be accorded. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in the Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.
  Memorials may be made to his church's building fund.
  Note: Waljasper is spelled wrong, it should be: Walljasper
Obituary of Esther Anderson Aden
died: March 3, 1993
Peoria Journal Star, May 20, 1992, Page: D7
Esther Aden
  Esther Aden, 93, of Clayton, mother of a Peoria woman, died at 11:20 p.m. Monday, May 18, 1992, at Golden Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Golden.
  Born Feb. 2, 1899, in Schuyler County to Charles and Susan Merritt Anderson, she married Henry R. Aden on May 8, 1918, in Camden. He died Feb. 9, 1977.
  Four sisters, one brother and one grandchild also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Andy (Joan) Paul of Peoria and Mrs. Bud (Wilma) Coker of Havana; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and two step great-great-grandchildren.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton. The Rev. Roger Selves and Bill Yanney will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Golden Memorial Gardens.
  Memorials may be made to Golden Good Shepherd Nursing Home or Clayton Federated Church.

Obituary of Gina D. Leezer Atterberry
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 24, 1997, Page: 44
Gina D. Atterberry
  Taylorville - Gina D. Atterberry, 31, of Taylorville, formerly of Petersburg, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital.
  Survivors: mother, Nancy L. Leezer of Petersburg; grandmother, Fairy Leezer of Canton; a sister, Sherrie Leezer of Petersburg; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
  Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.

Obituary of V. "Polly" Pauline Oaks Casey
Canton Daily Ledger, December 10, 2005
V. Pauline Casey
  V. Pauline "Polly" Casey, 81, of Cheshire, Conn., formerly of Canton, died November 9, 2005.
  Born May 10, 1924, in Rushville, the daughter of William Howard and Freda Bertha (Kohler) Oaks, she married Gene J. Casey. He preceded her in death.
  She was also preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Rev. William L. Oaks; and her sister, Donna Jean (Oaks) Westerfield.
  Survivors include one son, Michael (Alexandria Eddy) Casey of Lamoni, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. Ron (Katina) Boulais of Cheshire; five grandchildren, Edward (JoEllen) Schultz of Tuscola, Kirsten Schultz of Meriden, Conn., Cameron (Cassandra) Casey of Bristol, Conn., Lance Corp. Colin Casey, U.S.M.C. of Camp Pendleton, Calif., and Ryan Boulais of Vienna, Va.; three great-grandchildren, Eddie, Chelsea, and Austin Schultz of Tuscola; one brother, Darren E. Oaks of Canton and St. Petersburg, Fla.; 22 nephews and nieces; and special friends, Helga Schreitmeuller and Joyce Johnston of Cheshire.
She was a member of Cheshire United Methodist Church, serving as church secretary for many years.
  She was a resident of Cheshire for over 40 years. She was active in the Faculty Wives Club at Southern Connecticut State University, and was an accomplished bookkeeper and personal secretary.
  She was active in women's barbershop music, singing baritone in several choruses. As a baritone, two quartets, the Cantonettes and the Tune Timers, were regional champions. She was known for her ability to arrange barbershop harmony, and is credited with several published arrangements.
  Memorials may be made in memory of Pauline Casey to the Masonic Healthcare Center, P.O. Box 70, of Wallingford, Conn., 06492, or to the American Diabetes Association.
  Note: This is Darren E. Oaks's sister.  He runs Oak's Memorial Chapel in Canton.

Obituary of John Q. Chadsey
Rushville Times, January 11, 1912
Old Time Residents fo Schuyler County Called to Their Final Reward
  A telegram was received in Rushville Saturday evening by H. R. Roach telling him of the death of John Q. Chadsey, who died in Washington, D. C., on that day.  The remians will be brought to Rushville for interment, accompanied by his brother, James M. Chadsey of Washington, and funeral services will be held at the Presbyterian church Friday at 1:30 p.m.  The following obituary sketch has been furnished the Times:
  John Q. Chadsey, son of Benjamin and Rachel Chadsey, was born Jan. 24, 1830, two miles northeast of Rushville.  He died Jan. 6, 1912, in Washington, D. C.
  Mr. Chadsey was one of eight children, five of whom have preceded him, namely: Mrs. Jerusha Chadsey Clarke, of Des Moines, Iowa, Henry C. of Rushville, Illinois, George of Motoruma, Iowa, William of Washinton, D. C., and Benjamin, who died in early youth.  Two brothers survive him - James of Washington, D. C., and Calvin of Auburn, Cal.
  Mr. Chadsey was the executor of his brother William's estate, and it was while acting in this capacity that he went on Dec. 12th, 1911, to Washington City, where he was overtaken by sickness upon his arrival.  He stayed at the residence of his brother James, where he received the best medical attention and skilled nursing, but he was stricken on Jan. 6th, by apoplexy and died suddenly.
  Mr. Chadsey has always been connected with various business interests.  When a young man he, in company with Joel McKee, spent a year roughing it on a Texas ranch.  Later Mr. Chadsey, with his brother, Henry C., engaged in the mercantile business in Beardstown, Ill., remaining from 1855 until 1865, when he returned to the old homestead.  this farm has an historical interest growing from the fact that it was bounty land granted to the father, Benjamin Chadsey, by the government, for services rendered in the war nof 1812.  This land was in the possession of Mr. John Chadsey at the time of his death, and was always "home" to him.

Obituary of Mary Virginia Phillips Croxton
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 18, 1986, Page: 24
Mary V. Croxton
  Rushville - Mary V. Croxton, 85, of Rushville died at 2:23 a.m. Saturday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville.  Burial will be in Messerer Cemetery.
  Surviving are eight daughters: Donna Royd, Pauline Toland, Grace Miller, June Payne and Gloria Keller, all of Rushville, Doris Pauline Rockwell of Quincy, Alice Zaborac of Canton and Marylan Neumier of Conway, S.C.; one son, Murlen "Gene" of Maselle, Miss.; 40 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Alice Breeden of Browning.

Obituary of Ruby Maydale Simmons Curless
Peoria Journal Star, December 7, 1991, Page: B6
Ruby Curless
  Services for Ruby M. Curless, 66, of 4221 W. Middle Road, who was pronounced dead at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1991, in the emergency room at Saint Francis Medical Center, will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wilton Mortuary. The Rev. Robert Brackley will officiate.
  Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary. Burial will be in Lutheran Cemetery.
  She died from injuries suffered in a two-car accident near Hanna City.
  Born April 4, 1925, in Peoria County to Cecil D. and Flossie Mae Belk Simmons, she married Ted K. Curless on Sept. 15, 1945, in Peoria.
  He survives along with her stepmother, Ruth Simmons of Tampa, Fla.; one daughter, Marsha Craven of Pekin; two sons, Larry R. and Randy D., both of Peoria; one sister, Judy Sample of Chillicothe; two brothers, Richard D. Simmons and Ronald L. Simmons, both of Peoria; four grandchildren; and two step grandchildren.
  One daughter, two sisters and one brother preceded her in death.
  She was a member of Grace Presbyterian Church.
  Memorials may be made to the Hanna City Fire and Rescue Squad.

Obituary of William "Bill" Edward Curless
Peoria Journal Star, November 17, 1998, Page: B5
William Curless
  Astoria - William E. Curless, 82, of East Washington Street died at 2:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1998, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  He was born April 19, 1916, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, to Hugh and Susie Farwell Curless.
  Surviving are six sisters, Myrna Phillips and Opal Schisler, both of Astoria, Doris Robertson and Edith Lee, both of Ipava, Olive Howe of Havana and Nellie Ruth of DeKalb; and two brothers, John Curless of Astoria and Ted Curless of Pekin.
  One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
  A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Ipava American Legion Post 17 for 51 years.
  He was a coal and copper miner in Illinois and Arizona and later was a farmer until retiring.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obituary of Clara "Faye" Faye Settles Davis
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 16, 1995, Page: 7
Faye Settles
  Rushville - Faye Settles, 83, of Rushville died Friday at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Survivors: two sisters, Fairy Leezer of Canton and Freida Trone of Rushhville, and a brother, Paul Settles of Canton.
  Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville. Burial: Astoria Cemetery, Astoria.

Peoria Journal Star, December 16, 1995,Page: D9
Fay Settles
  Rushville - Fay Settles, 83, of Rushville died at 3 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 1995, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Dec. 7, 1912, in Schuyler County to Earl and Alma Parker Settles, she married Orval Davis on Dec. 24, 1933, in Schuyler County.
  Surviving are two sisters, Fairy Leezer of Canton and Freida Trone of Rushville; and one brother, Paul Settles of Canton. One daughter, Marian Joan Davis, and one son, Lester Herbert Davis, preceded her in death.
  She worked in the home health-care business. She was a member of Rushville Assembly of God Church. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Marvin Chockley will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.

Obituary of Sarah Jane Sprigg Dorsett
died: January 15, 1912
Rushville Times, January 18, 1912
  Mrs. Clarke Dorsett departed this life Monday of this week at the home of her son, Francis Dorsett.  The funeral was held Wednesday at Shiloh and interment in Huntsville cemetery.  Mrs. Dorsett had been critically ill from paralysis for some time.
  Note: Sarah Jane Sprigg, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Dorsey Sprigg, b. October 11, 1824 Kentucky, married Clarkson Dorsett August 22, 1844 Schuyler County, Illinois, son of Azariah and Mary Beckerdite Dorsett, b. April 28, 1823 Randolph County, North Carolina, d. February 15, 1901 Huntsville, Huntsville Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, buried Huntsville Cemetery, Huntsville Township, Schuyler County, Illinois

Obituary of Nettie M. Leezer Farrar
Peoria Journal Star, February 19, 1994, Page: C7
Nettie Farrar
  Knoxville - Nettie M. Farrar, 92, of 601 E. Newman St. died at 8:20 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, 1994, at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg.
  Born Sept. 26, 1901, in Schuyler County to Charley and Hattie Icenogle Leezer, she married Wayne A. Farrar on Nov. 17, 1919, in Rushville. He died Nov. 15, 1981.
  One daughter, Marie Ginther, two sisters and four brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Don (June) Hunter of Knoxville and Mrs. Robert (Viola) Jerome of Denver; one son, Kenneth E. of Sun City West, Ariz.; one sister, Agnes Walton of Rushville; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
  She farmed with her husband.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles B. Jerome will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Orange Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Gilson.

Obituary of Isabella Curry Hale
Rushville Times, January 11, 1912
Mrs. Isabella Hale
  Mrs. Isabella Hale, a former resident of Pleasantview, who, has made her home in Rushville for the past few years, died at her home in this city Friday morning at 4 o'clock.  Funeral services were held at the family residence, in the Andereson addition, Saturday morning at 10 a.m., conducted by Rev. H. L. Maltman, and the interment was in Messerer cemetery.  The following obituary has been furnished the Times:
  Isabella Curry was born in Frederick township, near Pleasantview, July 23, 1849.  She grew to womanhood in this vicinity, and Dec. 28, 1869, was united in marriage to Warrington Hale, who preceded her in death April 26, 1904.  To this union was born two daughters - Lenora and Anna Pearl, the former departing this life when nine years of age.
  At the age of twenty the subject of this sketch united with the Christian church at Pleasantview.  She enjoyed a goodly, peaceful life on earth, exemplifying the kindness and consideration of parent and neighbor unceasingly until the extended afflication beset her, which was borne with unrelenting patience.  While still on the threshold of the New Year life took its departure from the tabernacle on earth to take up the new abode beyond, Jan. 6, 1912.  The departure of the spirit was as calm and peaceful as had been the sojourn.  Deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Henry Spillers of Pleasantview, Ill., and Mrs. Edward Rice of Crawfordville, Iowa; also the daughter, Anna Pearl, who faithfully administered the every need to the addlicated sister and mother.  The bereft surviving have the sincerest sympathy of all the neighbors and acquaintances.
  Note: Isabella was the daughter of Joel H. and Mary Jane Sherrill Curry.  Warrington Hale was b. March 25, 1843 Virginia, buried Messerer Cemetery.

Obituary of Edna E. Leezer Johns Hilst
Peoria Journal Star, November 21, 2001, Page: B04
Edna Johns Hilst
  Canton - Edna E. Johns Hilst, 84, of 222 Hidden Forest Lane, Hayesville, N.C., formerly of Canton, died at 9:25 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at Britt Haven Nursing Home in Franklin, N. C.
  Born March 2, 1917, in Rushville to Wallace and Esther Viola Green Leezer, she married Sandford E. ''Edd'' Johns on May 21, 1938, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died Sept. 15, 1959. She married Jesse ''Hap'' Hilst on Aug. 28, 1967, in Canton. He died in February 1980.
  She also was preceded in death by one son, Ralph E. Johns, one grandson and one brother.
  Surviving are one son, Frank (and Judith) Johns of Hayesville; two stepsons, Duane (and Phyllis) Hilst of Pekin and Dean (and Carol) Hilst of Tulsa, Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Keith (and Janice) Abbadusky of Fairview and Mrs. Larry (Sandra) Boyer of Decatur; nine grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreatgrandchildren; two brothers, Rollin Leezer of Lewistown and Richard Leezer of Cuba, Ill.; and three sisters, Ada Wilson of Astoria, Helen Wilcoxen of Canton and Betty Strong of Rushville.
  She was the grill cook at Louie's Dairy Castle in Canton for 14 years and then worked in housekeeping at Graham Hospital in Canton for 11 years.
  She was a member of Fairview Rebekah Lodge 243.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Matthew Keith will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the memorial home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to Hillcrest Assembly of God Church in Hayesville or the Susan G. Komen Breast Center.

Death of Grover Hunt
Rushville Times, January 18, 1912
  Grover Hunt, a switchman for the Burlington, received injuries while switching in the yards at Beardstown, from which he died a few hours later.  The young man went  to jump on a moving engine, when his foot slipped, throwing him in front of the engine so that he was caught beneath the foot board and dragging for fifty feet or more.

Obituary of Bill F. Joachim
Peoria Journal Star, January 29, 2002, Page: B04
Bill Joachim
  Canton - Bill F. Joachim, 76, of 144 W. Birch died at 1:12 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2002, at his residence.
  He was born Aug. 17, 1925, in Fulton County to Charles and Mary F. Pigg Joachim.
  Surviving are two sons, Mike (and Patty) and Steve (and Lisa), both of Canton; one daughter, Rebekah Lowe of Canton; seven grandchildren; one step grandchild; one great-grandchild; three brothers, Benny of Mesa, Ariz., Don of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Ilo of El Dorado, Kan.; one sister, Carol (and Richard) Leezer of Cuba; and Jackie Trotter, who helped care for him.
  Two brothers preceded him in death.
  A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of the Cuba American Legion.
  He was a driver for Canton Ready Mix for several years and later worked for the Canton Water Department.
  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Canton.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton, where visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dr. Robert Holler will officiate. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens.
  Memorials may be made to Village of Smithfield World War II Veterans Memorial or Red Brick School.

Obituary of Dawson "Yogi" W. Joachim
Peoria Journal Star, September 2, 1993, Page: C5
Dawson Joachim
  Smithfield - Services for Dawson W. "Yogi" Joachim, 74, of Smithfield, who was pronounced dead at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1993, in Graham Hospital emergency room, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hukill-Henry Memorial Home in Cuba. The Rev. Lance Leeds will officiate.
  He was killed in a two-vehicle crash on the Canton-Cuba Blacktop.
  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield.
  Born March 17, 1919, in Smithfield to Charles and Mary Frances Pigg Joachim, he married Zelta K. Hart on Sept. 1, 1948, in East Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, David W. of Bartonville; one daughter, Kathy Schauwecker of Oceanside, Calif.; two grandchildren; four brothers, Orval of Mesa, Ariz., Don of Bullhead City, Ariz., Bill of Canton and Ilo of Wichita, Kan.; and one sister, Caroline Leezer of Cuba. He was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother.
  He worked for Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in Bartonville for 26 years, retiring in the early 1980s. A World War II Marine Corps veteran, he was a member of the Cuba American Legion Post.
  Memorials may be made to Brock United Methodist Church or The Red Brick School at Smithfield.

Obituary of Elizabeth Brooks Kellum
Industry Press, March 8, 1923
  Elizabeth Kellum died in Industry March 1st.  Born 22 Sept 1858 in  Schuyler Co. to John and Mary A. Whiteman Brooks.  Married Joseph W. Kellum.
  Survivig siblings are Andrew A. of Canton, George H. of Industry,  plus 1 brother and 1 sister are deceased.
  Note: see husband's obit for children and burial info.

Obituary of Joseph W. Kellum
Industry Press, July 6, 1922
  Joseph W. Kellum died in Chicago on June 30.  He was born in Ohio to William and Rachel Kellum.
  He married Elizabeth Brooks in 1873.
   Children are Adeline Roudebush of Rock Island, John Wm. of Littleton, Floyd Eugene of Industry, Albert Franklin of Moline, Ernest Edwin of Littleton, Katie Lurline Shores of Vermont, Frannie Burnis and Ethel Vivian at home.  One daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Roudebush is deceased.
  Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Section O-53  (letter O not a zero),  McDonough County, IL: Joseph Kellum 1849-1922, Elizabeth Kellum 1857-1923

Obituary of Asher Kent
Rushville Times, September 17, 1914
Asher Kent
  Asher Kent, son of John and Lucy Kent, was born in St. Louis, Mo., April 10th, 1843, and departed this life Sept. 10th, 1914, in East St. Louis, Ill., aged 71 years.
  He was the third child of a family of eleven children, four of whom are living - Thomas Kent of Guthrie, Okla.; Sarah Edmonds of Mt. Olive, Ill.; Mrs. James Curry and Mrs. Theo. Jones of Rushville.  Was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Harmon April 10th, 1866.  To this union were born six children, three of whom are living - John Kent and Albert Kent of East St. Louis, and Mrs. Amy Massey of St. Louis, Mo.
  He was united in marriage to Miss Serena Curry of Rushville Sept. 15, 1882.  To this union were born two children - Mrs. Nellie Turcott of East St. Louis and Mrs. John Twiggs of El Paso, Texas.
  The deceased is survived by his wife and fifteen grandchildren.  He was a believer of the chrstian faith thru life.
  The body arrived in Rushville Saturday morning and was interred in Palm Cemetery on Sunday at 2 p.m.  the following relatives from a distance were present: Mrs. Amy Massey, daughter and son of St. Louis, Mo.; W. E. Dixon, John Kent, Albert Kent, Mrs. Sirena A. Kent, Mrs. S. M. Miskimen and Mrs. Nellie Turcott of East St. Louis.
  Note: Mrs. James Curry is sister, Ann and Mrs. Theo. {Theophilus} Jones is sister, Angeline.

Obituary of Florence "Loine" Loine Ashwood Koelling
Peoria Journal Star, April 12, 2001, Page: B04
Loine Koelling
  Canton - Loine Koelling, 86, of 476 Baxter Court died at 9:50 p.m. Monday, April 9, 2001, at Sunbridge Care Center in Twin Falls, Idaho.
  Born April 12, 1914, in Ray to Ned D. and Daisy Robinson Ashwood, she married F. Elmer Koelling on March 31, 1933, in Winchester. He died in July 1968.
  She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Esther L. Koelling, one grandchild and three brothers.
  Surviving are two sons, Jack of Canton and Richard (and Betty) of Boise, Idaho; two daughters, Patricia (and John) Benedetto of St. David and Merry (and Lee) Chambers of Danville, Iowa; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Archie (Geneva) Kaler of Canton.
  She retired from the United Electric Coal Co. Buckheart Mine.
  She was a member of Havana Order of Eastern Star.
  She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Paul Walles will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Orendorff Cemetery in rural Canton.
  Memorials may be made to the court-appointed special advocate of Knox County.

Obituary of Stephen D. Kost
Peoria Journal Star, July 1, 1998, Page: B4
Stephen Kost
  Vermont - Stephen D. Kost, 79, of Lincoln, Neb., formerly of Vermont, died at 9:30 p.m. Monday, June 29, 1998, at Lincoln General Hospital in Lincoln, Neb.
  He was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Vermont to Zeb F. and Maude M. Cruiser Kost.
  Surviving are one daughter, Stephanie Graham of Mahomet; one brother, Carroll, and one sister, Carmen Ashwood, both of rural Vermont; and two grandchildren.
  He served in the Air Force for 26 years in Germany, England and Spain. He was a lieutenant colonel command pilot and communications electronics officer.
  He was a 52-year member of Vermont Christian Church and served with Christian missionaries since 1974. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Vermont Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Gilliland will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at Kost Memorial Home, Vermont.
  Memorials may be made his church.

Obituary of Homer Krems
died:  December 24, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 26, 1987, Page: 21
Homer Krems
  Bader - Homer Krems, 85, of Bader died at 10:52 p.m. Thursday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Messerer Cemetery.  Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are two sons, William Krems of Beardstown and Fredrick Krems of O'Fallon; three daughters, Mrs. Charles (Mabel) Knuth of Fredrick, Mrs. Max (Beverly) Beard of Kirksville, Mo., and Mrs. Nelson (Virginia) Thornton of Beardstown; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Edna Self of Versailles, Corena Quinn of Burlington, Iowa, and Jessie Lynch; and two brothers, Orville of Beardstown and Ralph William of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Obituary of Shirley Joan Ashwood Crawford Krentz
Peoria Journal Star, August 3, 1999, Page: B4
Shirley Krentz
  Farmington - Shirley Joan Ashwood Krentz, 67, of 700 E. Court St. died at 6:37 a.m. Friday, July 30, 1999, in the Graham Hospital emergency room in Canton.
  Born Dec. 3, 1931, in Roodhouse to Earl and Annabelle Fraily Ashwood, she married Jerry Crawford.
  She later married Felix Krentz.
  Surviving are two sons, Richard Crawford of Canton and Gregory Krentz of Lewistown; two daughters, Susan Shaffer of Pekin and Debora Bowen of Venice, Fla.; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Robert Ashwood of Smithfield and Thomas Ashwood of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills; and four sisters, Hazel Henderson of Smithfield, Betty Sprout of Canton, Daisy Baxter of Wee-Ma-Tuk Hills and Linda Smith of Cuba.
  She was preceded in death by one brother.
  She was a licensed practical nurse for 16 years, retiring in 1991. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. There will be at prayer service during the visitation by the Rev. Dr. Althea Alton. Cremation will follow the visitation.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obituary of Glen Harold Kunzeman
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 27, 2000, Page: 44
Glen H. Kunzeman
  Meredosia - Glen H. Kunzeman, 72, of Meredosia died Friday, Aug. 25, 2000, in his home.
  He was born May 16, 1928, near Arenzville, the son of Edward and Lydia Korsmeyer Kunzeman. He married Alita Joy Schnitker in 1948 in Arenzville; she preceded him in death in 1971. He later married Nancy Sue Johnston in 1974 near Meredosia. A son, Tom Kunzeman, also preceded him in death.
  Mr. Kunzeman, a graduate of Meredosia High School, was a farmer, retiring in 1990.
  He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville, was an ASCS committeeman and served as a Farm Bureau board member.
  Survivors: wife, Nancy; two daughters, Cheryl Kunzeman and Cathy (husband, Verne "Tinker") Bader, both of Meredosia; a stepdaughter, Teri (husband, Kent) Blaum of Malta; six grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and two brothers, Wilbur (wife, Betty) and Edward "Bud" Kunzeman, both of Meredosia.
  Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Trinity Lutheran Church in Arenzville. Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetery.
  Schaefer-Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia is in charge of arrangements.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 21, 1992, Page: 7
Tom Kunzeman
  Meredosia - Tom Kunzeman, 31, of Meredosia died Sunday competing in the Augusta Southern National Drag Boat Races in Augusta, Ga.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, north of Meredosia. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Meredosia. Schaefer-Cody Funeral Home, Meredosia, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Lori Fanshier Kunzeman; a son, Kristofer Glen at home; father and stepmother, Glen and Nancy Kunzeman of Astoria; grandmother, Grace Schnitker of Arenzville; two sisters, Miss Cheryl Kunzeman and Mrs. Verne (Cathy) Bader, both of Meredosia; and a stepsister, Mrs. Kent (Teri) Blaum of DeKalb.

Obituary of Fairl "Screwey" Alfred Lane
Peoria Journal Star, October 25, 1991, Page: C8
Fairl Lane
  Browning - Fairl A. "Screwey" Lane, 89, of Browning died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 1991, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born June 28, 1902, in Browning to Robert E. Lee and Murty Justus Lane, he married Margaret Trone on June 9, 1943, in Palmyra, Mo.
  She survives along with one son, Robert of Browning; one daughter, Evelyn Lane of Beardstown; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
  One daughter, Susan, three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
  He was a construction worker with Pekin Labor Union and was a commercial fisherman, retiring in 1982. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. James Shirley officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of Donald "Joe" H. Lashbrook
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 18, 2003, Page: 11
Donald H. Lashbrook
  Rushville - Donald H. "Joe" Lashbrook, 73, of Rushville died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence.
  He was born Oct. 15, 1929, in Rushville, the son of Medford and Faye Hollenback Lashbrook. He married Mary M. Briggs in 1974 in Rushville.
  Mr. Lashbrook was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1955-57. He farmed and operated Joe's Auto Body. He owned and operated Lashbrook Tap in Rushville for the last 30 years. He was a former member of Rushville Moose Lodge 506 and Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Survivors: wife, Mary M.; a son, Larry (wife, Nancy) Lashbrook of Rushville; a daughter, Joetta (husband, Jess) Fisher of Galesburg; two stepsons, Mark (wife, Kris) Newingham of Pearland, Texas and Andrew Tweedie of Denver; a stepdaughter, Vicki Newingham of Chetek, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a sister, Jean Echternkamp of Quincy.
  Cremation rites have been accorded.
  Memorial services: 7 p.m. today, Lashbrook Tap, Rushville, the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Rushville City Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, March 18, 2003, Page: B04
Donald Lashbrook
  Rushville - Donald H. ''Joe'' Lashbrook, 73, of 128 Anderson St. died at 7:10 a.m. Sunday, March 16, 2003, at his residence.
  Born Oct. 15, 1929, in Rushville to Medford and Faye Hollenback Lashbrook, he married Mary M. Briggs on Oct. 12, 1974, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Larry (and Nancy) of Rushville; one daughter, Joetta (and Jess) Fisher of Galesburg; two stepsons, Mark (and Kris) Newingham of Pearland, Texas, and Andrew Tweedie of Denver; one stepdaughter, Vicki Newingham of Chetek, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Echternkamp of Quincy.
  He served in the Army from Aug. 22, 1955, to Aug. 21, 1957. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  He farmed, operated Joe's Autobody for the last 30 years and also owned and operated Lashbrook Tap.
  Memorial services will be at 7 tonight at Lashbrook Tap, where the family will meet with friends after the services. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rushville City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Guthrie Pierce Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1239. Arrangements are by Worthington Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to the Schuyler County Sheriff's Youth Activities Center.

Obituary of Russell L. Lauderback
died: March 28, 1986
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 30, 1986, Page: 52
Russell Lauderback
  Russell L. Lauderback, 62, of Springfield died at John Cockran Veterans Administration Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., at 9:27 a.m. Friday.
  He was born March 31, 1923 in Schuyler County, the son of Jacob and Alta Lau Lauderback.
  He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans and of AMVETS.
  Surviving are three sons, Benjamin, Russell B. and Bryan Lauderback, all of Springfield; one sister, Mrs. Jean Lawson of Springfield; two brothers, Robert Lauderback of Rockford and Ralph "Jack" Lauderback of Pekin; one grandson; several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery with the Interveterans Council officiating.
  Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Albert W. Leezer
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 4, 1989, Page: 16
Albert W. Leezer
  Rushville - Albert W. Leezer, 69, formerly of Rushville, died April 23 at his residence in Harbour Heights, Fla.
  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Rushville Cemetery.
  Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Lorraine; one son, Albert Leroy of Roxboro, N.C.; four daughters, Marcia Modello and Melinda Fuller, both of St. Louis, Mo., Mary Leach of Augusta, Ga., and Marlyn Dallas of Roxboro, N.C.; eight stepchildren, Tim and Brenda, both of Walford City, N.D., Jeff and Denise, both of Florida, Fred, Stephen, Mark and Joseph, all of Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren; and 12 step grandchildren.

Obituary of Clair Dean Leezer
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 13, 1991, Page: 18
Clair D. Leezer
  Petersburg - Clair D. Leezer, 52, of Petersburg died at 2:29 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Petersburg.
  Surviving are his wife, Nancy L.; two daughters, Mrs. Gina Atterberry and Sherrie Leezer, both of Petersburg; mother, Mrs. Fairy Leezer of Canton; one brother, Lloyd of Lewiston; one sister, Mrs. Mary Dry of Canton; several nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Dick Leezer
Peoria Journal Star, May 4, 2001, Page: B04
Dick Leezer
  Toulon - Dick Leezer, 79, of Clayton, formerly of Toulon, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2001, at his son's residence in Clayton.
  Born May 15, 1921, in Brown County to Mark and Mable Garrity Leezer, he married Emma Jean Anderson on May 1, 1957, in Mount Sterling. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Janet (and Bill) Gold of Eureka and Patty Jo (and Ronnie) Koch of Mount Sterling; four sons, Tom (and Cherie), John (and Mary) and Mike (and Paula), all of Toulon, and David (and Mary) of Clayton; one sister, Maxine Colgan of Mount Sterling; three brothers, Jim (and Carolyn) and Joe (and Connie), both of Galesburg, and Bob of Mount Sterling; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  One grandson and two brothers preceded him in death.
  He was a World War II Army veteran.
  He owned and operated Leezer Insurance & Real Estate until retiring in 1992. He also had managed Elmira Mutual Insurance Co. for 22 years. He previously had been a farmer and had owned a roller skating rink in Mount Sterling.
  He was a past board member of the Illinois Association of Mutual Insurance Companies. He also served on the board at the Kewanee YMCA.
  He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kewanee and the Kewanee Santa Maria Council of the Knights of Columbus.
  A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at his church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home in Toulon, with recitation of the rosary at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Obituary of Emma "Delores" Delores Bates Leezer
Peoria Journal Star, January 8, 1994, Page: C9
Emma Leezer
  Monmouth - Emma Delores Leezer, 84, of LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville since 1992, formerly of Monmouth, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 6, 1994, at Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth.
  Born Jan. 22, 1909, in Browning to Charles Leigh and Pearl Haffner Bates, she married Charles Leezer on Sept. 30, 1927. He died April 8, 1968. She also was preceded in death by one brother, four sisters and one grandson.
  Surviving are one son, Max of Monmouth; three daughters, Norma Doty of Liberty, Mo., Joan Miser of Galesburg and Marylin Kay Strickler of Oakridge, Ore.; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Charles Bates of Roseville.
  Born and raised in Browning, she moved to Roseville and then to Monmouth in 1969. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Roseville United Methodist Church or LaMoines Christian Nursing Home.

Obituary of Evelyn Louise Bennett Leezer
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 24, 1998, Page: 35
Evelyn L. Leezer
  Maryland Heights, Mo. - Evelyn Louise Leezer, 73, of Maryland Heights, Mo., formerly of Burlington, Iowa, and Mount Sterling, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at her daughter's residence.
  She was born Sept. 20, 1925, in Timewell, the daughter of Earl W. and Lucille Harper Bennett. She married Albert W. Leezer in 1946; he preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Leezer was a homemaker and was formerly employed by Burlington Credit Bureau. She was a high school graduate and attended Grace United Methodist Church in Burlington, Iowa.
  Survivors: a son, Mike (wife, Gayle) Leezer of Roxboro, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. John (Melinda) Fuller of Maryland Heights, Mo., Marcia Ann Gilson of Hazelwood, Mo., Mrs. Newt (Mary) Leach of Evans, Ga., and Mrs. Bill (Marilyn) Dallas of Roxboro, N.C.; 12 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Donna Colgan of Burlington, Iowa; two nieces; and a nephew.
  Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hufnagel Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. Burial: Mount Sterling City Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, November 24, 1998, Page: B5
Evelyn Leezer
  Mount Sterling - Evelyn Louise Leezer, 73, of Maryland Heights, Mo., formerly of Mount Sterling, died at 2:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, 1998, at her daughter's home in Hazelwood, Mo.
  Born Sept. 20, 1925, in Timewell to Earl W. and Lucille Harper Bennett, she married Albert W. Leezer on April 12, 1946. Surviving are one son, Mike of Roxboro, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. John (Melinda) Fuller of Maryland Heights, Marcia Gilson of Hazelwood, Mrs. Newt (Mary) Leach of Evans, Ga., and Mrs. Bill (Marilyn) Dalls of Roxboro; one sister, Donna Colgan of Burlington, Iowa; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Hufnagel Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, where visitation will be one hour earlier. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

Obituary of Lloyd Eldon Leezer I
Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 1998, Page: C14
Lloyd Leezer Sr.
  Lewistown - Lloyd E. Leezer Sr., 65, of 15159 N. Pritchard Road died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
  Born March 28, 1932, in Rushville to Freeman and Fairy Settles Leezer, he married Maxine Cox on Oct. 28, 1950, in Astoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Canton; one son, Lloyd Jr. of Peoria; two daughters, Martha Bergstralh and Marla Hedden, both of Canton; one sister, Mary Dry of Canton; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Two brothers preceded him in death.
  A member of United Auto Workers Local 974, he worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 32 years, retiring from the East Peoria plant in 1982. He was a member of Canton Moose Lodge 784 and Just Us Line Dancers.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Layton Malone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery in Vermont.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 26, 1998, Page: 14
Lloyd E. Leezer Sr.
  Rushville - Lloyd E. Leezer Sr., 65, of Lewistown, formerly of Rushville, died Friday at Graham Hospital, Lewistown.
  Survivors: wife, Maxine; a son, Lloyd Leezer Jr. of Peoria; two daughters, Martha Bergstralh and Marla Hedden, both of Canton; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; mother, Fairy Leezer of Canton; and a sister, Mary Dry of Canton.
  Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton. Burial: Vermont Cemetery, Vermont.

Obituary of Richard D. Leezer
died: October 26, 1985
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 28, 1985, Page: 26
Richard D. Leezer
  Petersburg - Richard D. Leezer, 18, of Petersburg died at 10:59 p.m. Saturday from injuries received in a car accident on the Oakford and Chandlerville Blacktop Road.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hurley Funeral Home, Petersburg, and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
  Surviving are his parents, Clair and Nancy Leezer of Petersburg; two sisters, Gina Atterberry and Sherrie Leezer, both of Petersburg; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Primm of Petersburg and Mrs. Fairy Leezer of Rushville; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Obituary of Gordon Caryle Lemme
died: June 1, 1996
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 2, 1996, Page: 12
Gordon C. Lemme
  Bluffs - Gordon Caryle Lemme, 80, of Bluffs died Saturday at Jacksonville Convalescent Center.
  Survivors: wife, Lillian; a son, Rene (Buck) Lemme of Vienna; two daughters, Barbara (Bobbi) Macho of St. Louis and Karen Ann Littig of Bluffs; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nell Bader of Pittsfield.
  Services: 10 a.m. Monday, Christ Lutheran Church, Winchester. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Bluffs.
  Mackey Daws Funeral Home in Bluffs is in charge of arrangements.

Death of Samuel Lewis
Rushville Times, January 18, 1912
  Samuel Lewis, the oldest rural mail carrier in the United States, died last week at his home in Auburn, Sangamon county. That county was the first to get the rural service in the country and Lewis, who was seventy years old at his death, was the first carrier.

Obituary of Robert M. Lickey
Peoria Journal Star, November 18, 1992, Page: C9
Robert Lickey
  Brooklyn - Robert M. Lickey, 80, of Brooklyn died at 5:35 p.m. Monday, Nov. 16, 1992, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, to Isaac Newton and Minnie Butterfield Lickey.
  Surviving are one brother, Wilson of Brooklyn, and one sister, Cloah Lung of Rushville. One sister and one brother preceded him in death.
  He had farmed in Brooklyn Township since 1933. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Sue Trickey will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Brooklyn Township.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital or Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.

Obituary of Frank Litchfield
Brother Dies
  Frank Litchfield, 83, of Montgomery, Alabama, a former Astoria resident, died this morning at Montgomery.  He was a brother of Mrs. Bessie Ball, Miss Sabina Litchfield, Millard and Dewey Litchfield, all of Macomb.  Mr and Mrs. Millard Litchfield left this morning for Montgomery to attend the funeral services, which will be held Tuesday.  Mr. Litchfield was a former student at Western.
  Note: He was the son of Manford Theodore Litchfield and Cleressia/Clarissa "Addie" Adalade Bryan.  His birth of February 1882 per the 1900 census makes his death after February 1965.  Anne Marie Willis has him married to Margaret Walker.

Obituary of Manford Theodore Litchfield
unknown paper, September 1929
Manford Litchfield Instantly Killed In Auto Crash Thursday On Route 31 West of Astoria
Two Others Seriously Injured Were Rushed to Hospital; Driver Turns Car In Front of CocaCola Truck; Accident As Unavoidable
  Manford Litchfield, aged 73 years, a life long resident of this community, was instantly killed in an automobile crash, which occurred on Route 31 three miles west of Astoria, Thursday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock.
  Mr. Litchfield and wife in company with Allen France and wife, were returning from a Woodmen picnic held near the Christian Neck church.
  The elderly couple planned to stop on their way home at the Guy Aten home to leave a sale bill.  In the front seat of the Ford touring car with Mr. France, owner and driver of the car, was Mr. Litchfield.  When almost opposite the Aten home, which is on the pavement, Mrs. France, it is said, remarked to her husband, not to forget the sale bill, whereupon, according to testimony at the inquest, he turned the car suddenly across the road directly in front of a ton truck driven by Donald DeSollar, aged 18, of Beardstown, who was driving west.  The truck hit the touring car in the right front and carried it back west and crushed it.  It was turned on its left side neat the center of the pavement and the occupants thrown violently to the pavement.
  The four aged people were partly pinioned under the Ford car.  Members of the Aten family hurried to the scene.  It was found that Mr. Litchfield ....  Mrs. France were rendered unconscious.  They were carried from the wreckage while Mrs. Litchfield was able to walk as she was only bruised.  Dr. H. T. Baxter of Astoria was called.  Upon his arrival he administered first aid to Mr. and Mrs. France, who were found in a serious condition and then rushed them to the hospital at Rushville.
  It was brought out at the inquest that the truck, which was a Dodge and belonged to the Rink Bottling Works at Beardstown, continued some 300 feet from the point of the collision before it stopped.  DeSollar was accompanied by Howard Brown, also of Beardstown.  They were returning to Beardstown with the truck loaded with empty bottles.
  A witness testified at the inquest that France held out his hand, signaling that her was turning across the pavement, but such a signal is no signal at all to the approaching driver, for he had the right-away in this case.  The signal would have been all right for a car following.  It was also brought out at the inquest that Mr. France's eyesight is defective.  There was nothing to prevent him from seeing the approaching truck some distance at this point.
  The truck driver testified that he was going 25 miles an hour and that France turned across the road when the truck was only 20 feet away.  He said his brakes were all right before the crash, although other witnesses testified that an examination after the collision showed the brakes were loose.  An 18-inch strip where the truck ..... dragged on the pavement just before the collision indicated that DeSollar's contention had basis.
  Guy Aten, who did not see the collision but looked up and saw the truck go on past afterward, testified that the truck was going more than 35 miles an hour after the crash.
  Coroner C. Lambert of Canton was notified and an inquest was held at the Horton undertaking establishment at a late hour that night, with the following Jurymen: E. E. David, W. W. Cassell, P. A. Arthur, Ed Benton, Fred Tedrick and O. D. Hibbs.  The witnesses were: Mrs. Guy Aten, Guy Aten, Harry Danner, Keith Danner, Dr. H. T. Baxter, Claude Leighty and Charles Bankes.
  A verdict was rendered finding that Mr. Lithcfield's death was due to an accident which was unavoidable.
  Mr. and Mrs. France are still in the hospital and it is thought that Mr. France is the most seriously injured of the two.
  Neither of the boys on the truck were injured.  The truck was only slightly damaged.
  States Attorney, G. R. Senift, Sheriff E. M. Rorer, and Deputy Sheriff Harvey Williams were preset {present} at the inquest, also a representative of the insurance company carrying insurance on the truck.
  Obituary
  Manford Theodore Litchfield, son of James and Jane Litchfield, was born in Astoria, Fulton Co., Illinois, March 15, 1856 and departed this life on August 29, 1929, aged 73 years, 5 months and 14 days.  He grew to manhood on the old Litchfield homestead west of Astoria and received his education in the local schools.  He spent his entire life in and around Astoria.  Mr. Litchfield was united in marriage to Cleressia Adelade Bryan, March 30, 1881 and the two walked down life's journey, sharing joys and sorrows of life for over 48 years.  To this union six children were born: two daughters and four sons, Mrs. Clarence Ball of Peoria, Ill.; Miss Sabina Litchfield of Quincy, Ill.; Frank Litchfield of Montgomery, Alabama; Rev. Clarence Litchfield of Sherrard, Millard Litchfield of Sciota, ...... Litchfield of .....
  About 35 years ago he united with the Pleasant Ridge U. B. church, serving the church for a number of years as steward and trustee of the church and parsonage.  He later united by transfer with the United Brethren church of Astoria of which church he was an honored member at death.  He was a very conscientious, faithful follower of his Lord, having his family devotions and bringing his children up in the admonition of the Lord, which service and devotion resulted in fruit that was a joy to them as they came down to the end of life's journey and to know that their children were following them in kingdom service and their hearts rejoiced that the Lord had called one son, Clarence, into the ministry and others into active church work.
  Last Sunday he had planned to go to church with his son, but thru a mis-understanding on the part of his son he did not get to go, so he contended himself with his worship in the home by reading from the Word of God.
  Mr. Litchfield was widely known and dearly loved by many who knew him best.  Honest and upright and a fine neighbor.  He leaves to mourn his departure, the sorrow stricken companion, the above named children, fourteen grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
  Funeral services were held at the U. B. church in Astoria, Sunday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock by the pastor, Rev. W. R. Seitzinger, assisted by Rev. W. T. Nichols, pastor of the Christian church.  Interment was made in the Astoria cemetery.
  Note: found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."
  Note: Missing son is Dewey Perry Ltchfield.

Obituary of Edward LeRoy Logan
Peoria Journal Star, October 1, 1993, Page: C11
Edward Logan
  Rushville - Edward L. Logan, 73, of 164 E. Avenue B died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1993, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born Jan. 10, 1920, in Rushville to LeRoy and Beatrice G. Mellow Logan, he married Doris Paisley on Feb. 14, 1942, in Rushville. She died Oct. 4, 1971. He married Maxine Loughary on June 3, 1992, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, George of Springfield; one stepson, Robert Jett of Locust Grove, Okla.; three stepdaughters, Charlene Wise of Camden, Lorrie Anderson of Beardstown and Anna Bader of Rushville; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.
  He owned and operated Rushville Granite Works, retiring in 1982. A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Graveside memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Jack Volkers will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation has been accorded. Arrangements are by Worthington Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to Scripps Park Golf Course in Rushville.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 1, 1993, Page: 22
Edward L. Logan
  Rushville - Edward L. Logan, 73, of Rushville died at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Cremation rites have been accorded. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Rushville City Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Maxine; a son, George of Springfield; a stepson, Robert Jett of Locust Grove, Okla.; three stepdaughters, Charlene Wise of Camden, Lorrie Anderson of Beardstown and Anna Bader of Rushville; two grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a cousin.
  Note: Of Maxine's daughters (Edward's stepdaughters), Lorrie's and Annie's maiden name is Jett.

Obituary of Patsy D. Gust Logsdon
Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 1992, Page: D5
Patsy Logsdon
  Rushville - Patsy D. Logsdon, 54, of 148 McAllister St. died at 7:44 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, 1992, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  She was born Aug. 10, 1938, in Schuyler County to Samuel and Pansy Downs Gust.
  Surviving are one daughter, Lisa Logsdon of Peoria; and three sisters, Mrs. Wanda Wheelhouse, Mrs. Karen Beghtol and Mrs. Connie Jo Shaw, all of Rushville. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter.
  She was a home health provider and a member of the Q City Outlaws country-western dance club and Twin Rivers EMT Association.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. David Haney will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Schuyler County Ambulance Service or the American Heart Association.

Obituary of George Allen Long I
Peoria Journal Star, May 23, 1997, Page: B7
George Long
  Adair - George A. Long Sr., 69, of 6280 E. 2100th St. died at 7:35 a.m. Thursday, May 22, 1997, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Oct. 25, 1927, in Macomb to George Ray and Lucy Barker Long, he married Charlotte Phillips on Jan. 10, 1948, in Macomb. She survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Georgia "Jody" Robertson of Ipava; one son, George A. Jr. of Table Grove; one sister, Dorothy Thomson of Table Grove; one brother, Robert of Adair; and three grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
  An Army veteran, he was a member of the American Legion.
  He was a farmer in rural Adair, retiring in 1992. He was a member of McDonough County Farm Bureau.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Marshall Litchfield will officiate. Calling hours will be after 1 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery near Table Grove.
  Memorials may be made to Adair Rescue Squad or Table Grove Rescue Squad.

Obituary of Helen G. Greer Long
Peoria Journal Star, May 11, 1994, Page: D7
Helen Long
  Rushville - Helen G. Long, 89, of Rushville died at 4:27 a.m. Tuesday, May 10, 1994, at Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
  Born Jan. 11, 1905, in Rushville to Martin Luther and Mary Jeanette Moore Greer, she married B. Franklyn Long on June 8, 1929, in Rushville. He died May 15, 1990.
  Surviving are two sons, Jack of Rushville and Martin of Oskaloosa, Iowa; two daughters, Nancy Ehlers of Milwaukee and Jeanette Duncan of Atlanta, Ga.; two sisters, Gladys Schenk and Susan Greer, both of Rushville; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  She graduated from Eureka College in 1928. She taught home economics at Rushville High School, retiring in 1970. She was a member of PEO Sisterhood Chapter AL, Rushville Federation of Women and the Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers' Association.
  She was a member of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Rushville, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Robert Belew will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery in Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Beulah A. Kennedy Mace
Peoria Journal Star, March 12, 1992, Page: C8
Beulah Mace
  Rushville - Beulah A. Mace, 85, of 143 S. Franklin died at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday, March 11, 1992, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  She was born March 22, 1906, in Brown County to James G. and Margaret S. Bunfill Kennedy.
  Surviving are three sons, Stanley and Paul William, both of North Little Rock, Ark., and David of Rushville; two brothers, Russell Kennedy of Rushville and Cline Kennedy of Prescott, Ark.; and three grandchildren. Three brothers and one grandson preceded her in death.
  She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College and earned her bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma honor society and Kappa Delta Pi sorority.
  She taught school in Monticello and later in St. Louis, retiring in 1982. She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville, Explorers Bible Study Group, Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association, Illinois Audubon Society, and the RSVP Club.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at her church. The Rev. Dean Spencer will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial will be in Langford Cemetery in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Obituary of Ruth Robeson Markell
Peoria Journal Star, July 6, 1992, Page: C6
Ruth Markell, 100, Dies Saturday
  Rushville - Ruth Robeson Markell, 100, of Beardstown, formerly of Rushville, died at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, July 4, 1992, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
  Born June 30, 1892, in Schuyler County to Daniel W. and Mary Etta Lenhart Robeson, she married Homer F. Markell in 1920. He died Feb. 13, 1969. She also was preceded in death by one half brother.
  She is survived by two half brothers, John C. Robeson of Tallahassee, Fla., and Mark D. Robeson of Shawnee Mission, Kan.; and one half sister, Helen M. Honack of LaCanada, Calif.
  She graduated in 1914 from Bell Memorial School of Nursing at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., and worked for six years as a registered nurse in Kansas.
  She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Rushville.
  Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Rushville City Cemetery. The Revs. John and Dawn Stemple will officiate. There will be no visitation. Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Harry Dehl McCombs
died: April 1, 1997
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 3, 1997, Page: 24
Harry D. McCombs
  Astoria - Harry Dehl McCombs, 74, of Denver, formerly of Schuyler County, died Tuesday at Red Rock Health Care Center in Denver.
  Survivors: four sons, John McCombs of Petersburg, Christopher, Kerry and Craig McCombs, all of Australia; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Lee Smith of Browning and Doris Thomas of Summum; three brothers, Stuart McCombs of Peoria Heights, Jack McCombs of Seffner, Fla.; and Charles McCombs of Petersburg.
  Graveside services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Bader Cemetery in Browning.
  Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, April 3, 1997, Page: D8
Harry McCombs
  Astoria - Harry D. McCombs, 74, of 4450 E. Jewel St., Denver, Colo., formerly of Astoria, died at 5:55 a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 1997, at Red Rock Health Care Center in Denver.
  He was born May 17, 1922, in Schuyler County to John and Margaret Louise Douglas McCombs.
  Surviving are four sons, John of Petersburg, and Christopher, Kerry and Craig, all of Australia; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Rosa Lee Smith of Browning and Doris Thomas of Astoria; and three brothers, Stuart of Peoria Heights, Jack of Seffner, Fla., and Charles of Petersburg. He was preceded in death by one brother.
  He was a farmer. He was a World War II Army veteran.
  Cremation has been accorded, and graveside services with burial of ashes will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bader Cemetery. The Rev. James Shirley will officiate. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.
  Note: He married Enid Evans.

Obituary of Margaret Louise Douglas McCombs
died: January 09, 1989
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 11, 1989, Page: 12
Margaret L. McCombs
  Beardstown - Mrs. Margaret Louise McCombs of Beardstown, formerly of rural Browning, died Monday at the Beardstown Long Term Facility.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Bader Christian Church. Burial will be in Bader Cemetery.
  Shawgo Funeral Home, Astoria, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are two daughters, Rosa Lee Smith of Browning and Doris Thomas of Summum; four sons, Stuart of Peoria Heights, Jack of Seffner, Fla., Charles of Petersburg and Harry; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Douglas of Quincy; two sisters, Ruth Baslis and Doris Douglas, both of Kewanee.
  Note: Margaret, b. December 05, 1903, daughter of Charles William Estes Douglas and Mildred Ann Shultz, married March 23, 1921 John "Jack" McCombs, b. February 05, 1893, d. February 10, 1940

Obituary of Helen "Inez" Inez Toland McVay
Peoria Journal Star, September 2, 1995, Page: D7
Helen McVay
  Galesburg - Helen Inez McVay, 88, of Aledo, formerly of 523 Marston Ave., died at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995, at Aledo Health Care Center in Aledo.
  Born Aug. 24, 1907, in Rushville to Lawrence and Carrie Robinson Toland, she married Gerald E. McVay on Oct. 29, 1929, in Rushville. He died Oct. 9, 1975. She also was preceded in death by two brothers.
  Surviving are one daughter, Sharon J. McCormick of Aledo; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ednes Stegner of Eaton, Colo., and Maxine Pace of LaVerkin, Utah.
  A homemaker, she lived in Galesburg for 40 years before moving to Aledo.
  She was a member of the Christian Church in Rushville.
  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. Visitation will be one hour before services at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
  Memorials may be made to the Gideon Society or the American Diabetes Association.

Obituary of Bob Moore
Peoria Journal Star, March 27, 1992, Page: C6
Bob Moore
  Rushville - Bob Moore, 69, of Rushville, formerly of Camden, died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, 1992, at his residence.
  Born Nov. 1, 1922, in Brown County to Chalmer and Jean Prunty Moore, he married Alberta Hillyer Vincent on Sept. 25, 1946, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Marilyn Kimbro of Browning and Mrs. Tom (Cheryl) Swan of Beardstown; three sons, Larry Vincent of Jacksonville, Terry Moore of Indiana and Dan Moore of Rushville; 13 grandchildren; one great-grandson; two brothers, Bud Moore of Peoria and Joe Moore of East Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Ray (Ruth) Loring of Camden; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by two sisters and one brother.
  He was a carpenter, retiring in 1975. He was a member of the Carpenters Local and Schuyler American Legion Post 4. He was a Teletype operator in the Army in Australia during World War II and also worked in Gen. Douglas MacArthur's office.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Ron Peters will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of Virginia "Susie" Sue Bader Moose
Peoria Journal Star, December 3, 1995, Page: C12
Virginia Moose
  Astoria - Virginia Sue "Susie" Moose, 57, of 218 E. Washington died at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 1995, at her home.
  Born Jan. 23, 1938, in Hays, Kan., to Clair B. and Margaret Jane Condit Bader, she married Don D. Moose on Feb. 14, 1958, in Astoria. He survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Melanie Gutierrez of Wolfforth, Texas, and Pam Klinebough of Astoria; one sister, Betty Hogate of Placitas, N.M.; and one grandson. Two brothers preceded her in death.
  She was a bookkeeper at Bader Motor Co. and then was a teller at Astoria Building and Loan.
  She was a member of Astoria American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Astoria Church of the Brethren.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Gary Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary of Vail Edward Morgan
Peoria Journal Star, June 9, 1992, Page: D7
Vail Morgan
  Macomb - Vail Edward Morgan, 82, of Rural Route 1 died at 11:37 a.m. Monday, June 8, 1992, at his residence.
  Born Jan. 20, 1910, in Schuyler County to Gilbert and Pearl Frances Shupe Morgan, he married M. Genevieve Cobb on Aug. 27, 1933, in Chicago.
  She survives, along with one daughter, Marcia Jean Hamilton of Macomb; two sons, Richard Alan of Vienna, W.Va., and James Gilbert of Macomb; three brothers, Bennett of Rushville, Russell of San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth of Macomb; two sisters, Mary Ewing of Lombard and Wilma Mercer of Northridge, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
  He was a reporter, sports reporter and city editor at the Macomb Daily Journal for 28 years. While employed at the newspaper, he founded the first drive-in and root beer stand in Macomb, which he operated from 1933 to 1950. After leaving the newspaper in 1956, he established the LaMoine Nursery, which he owned and operated until retiring in 1985. He was official basketball scorer for Western Illinois University, operated baseball concessions and helped organize the first softball league in Macomb in the 1930s. He served on the tourism council and Macomb Beautiful.
  He was chairman and served on the board of Macomb Savings and Loan Association.
  He was president of Everly Park Board at the time of his death, where he was one of the three original trustees in 1944. He was honorary grand marshal of the 1987 Heritage Days Parade, which honored Macomb parks.
  He was a member of First Christian Church in Macomb.
  Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at his church. Joe Stipanowich will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
  Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to his church, Everly Park, or Macomb Beautiful.



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