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Obituary of Robert Jay Workman I
Peoria Journal Star, April 17, 1992, Page: B7
Robert Workman Sr.,
  PEKIN - Robert Jay Workman Sr., 68, of 1503 Southmoor St. died at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 1992, at Pekin Hospital emergency room.
  Born Jan. 1, 1924, in Sheldon Grove to Dewey and Eva Mae Stambaugh Workman, he married Patricia R. Lynn on Dec. 4, 1948, in Sheldon Grove.
  She survives along with one son, Robert Jay Jr., and three daughters, Mrs. David (Marsha) Wagner, Mrs. Christopher (Tammie) Fouts and Mrs. Donald (Jeanna) Snedden, all of Pekin; three brothers, Frank of Frederick, Lyle of Cuba and Max of Princeville; five sisters, Mrs. Donald (Audrey) Rining of Browning, Mrs. Dwight (Linda) Eddington of Ipava, Mrs. Andy (Martha) Burnett of Princeville, Bonnie Trone of Quincy and Betty Scego of White Hall; four grandchidren; and two stepgrandchildren. One daughter, one sister and three brothers preceded him in death.
  He was a lathe operator for Caterpillar Inc. at the Mossville Tech Center for 28 years, retiring in 1986. He was a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel. The Rev. David Clark will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Illinois Valley Lung Association.

Obituary of Max J. Workman
Peoria Journal Star, November 6, 2004, Page: B4
Max Workman
  Princeville - Max J. Workman, 71, of 701 N. Town Ave., formerly of Bath, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2004, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Feb. 16, 1933, in Sheldons Grove to Dewey and Eva Stanbaugh {Stambaugh}Workman, he married Debbie Davis in 1987. She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Milton Froman of Springfield, David Froman of Havana and Darrin Workman of Bath; two stepdaughters, Stacey Davis of Dunlap and Maxette Ratliff of Bluffs; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two stepgrandchildren; one brother, Lyle of Canton; and four sisters, Betty Scego of Whitehall, Audrey Rinning of Frederick, Lindy Eddington of Summum and Bonnie of Quincy.
  He served in the Army during the Korean and Vietnam wars.
  He was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.
  He was a machine repairman at Alcoa in Princeville and for the Dana Corp.
  He was of the Baptist faith.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Sheldons Grove Cemetery in Sheldons Grove. The Rev. Vince French will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. Burial will be in Sheldons Grove Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to any charity.

Obituary of Lyle D. Workman
Peoria Journal Star, September 30, 2005, Page: B4
Lyle Workman
  CANTON - Lyle D. Workman, 85, of 1648 E. Chestnut St., Canton, died at 3:28 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
  He was born Feb. 19, 1920, in Sheldons Grove to Dewey and Eva Mae Stambaugh Workman.
  He married Edna Harris on Feb. 25, 1950, in Browning. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Paul (Jan) of Farmington, Dan (Windy) and Jeff (Joetta), both of Canton; one daughter, Joyce (Jim) Keefauver of Canton; three sisters, Audrey (Donnie) Rining of Frederick, Betty Sego of Golden and Linda (Dwight) Eddington of Summum; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by two sons, Tommy and Timmy, five brothers and two sisters.
  He was a welder and dispatcher for Komatsu Dresser, retiring in 1986. He was a member of the Assembly of God church in Canton.
  He was a WW II Army veteran, serving with the 97th Quartermaster Railhead Company that landed on Omaha Beach in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was a member of the Cuba American Legion Post #533.
  Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God church in Canton. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday at the Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and also one hour prior to services at his church. The Rev. Richard Wilkinson will officiate. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton, with military rites by his American Legion post.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituary of Frank D. Workman
Peoria Journal Star, May 25, 1997, Page: C15
Frank Workman
  BEARDSTOWN - Frank D. Workman, 72, of 701 Monroe died Friday, May 23, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born March 26, 1925, in Sheldons Grove to Thomas Dewey and Eva Mae Stambaugh Workman, he married Bette Rining on Nov. 17, 1951, in Browning. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Terry of Beardstown; one daughter, Vicki Workman of Browning; two brothers, Lyle of Cuba and Max of Princeville; five sisters, Betty Scego of White Hall, Audrey Rining of Browning, Linda Eddington of Ipava, Martha Burnett of Princeville and Bonnie McPhail of Quincy; and four grandchildren. One sister and four brothers preceded him in death.
  He formerly worked for International Harvester Co. in Canton for 29 years.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Beardstown Church of the Nazarene. The Rev. Kevin Sheese will officiate. Family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Sager Funeral Home. Burial will be in Messerer Cemetery near Frederick.

Obituary of Evelyn I. Hodgkins Wertz
Peoria Journal Star, September 15, 2004, Page: B5
Evelyn Wertz
  CANTON - Evelyn I. Wertz, 72, of 1001 E. Chestnut St. died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2004, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Jan. 13, 1932, in Bartonville to Lewie F. and Esther N. Williamson Hodgkins, she married Wilfred A. Wertz on March 14, 1950, in Pekin. He survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Lewie (and Debbie) and William, both of Pekin; two daughters, Donita (and Robert) Ritchey of Merriam Woods, Mo., and Denise (and Tim) Lathrop of Bushnell; one brother, Steve (and Irene) Hodgkins of Smithfield; eight sisters, Pat (and Glen) Housh of Washington, Sharon (and Harry) Ford of Marietta, Sandy (and Walter) Richie of New Philadelphia, Sue (and Roy) Stafford of Ipava, Judy (and Don) Button of Dacona, Colo., Janice (and Allen) Swise of Canton, Cheryl (and Pete) Medina of Galesburg and Nancy (and Mike) Trone of Smithfield; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one brother.
  She was a member of Smithfield Church of the Nazarene in Smithfield.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba, where visitation will be two hours before. The Rev. Layton Malone will officiate. Burial will be in Marietta Cemetery in Marietta.
  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Obituary of Dale M. Ward
Peoria Journal Star, June 24, 1995, Page: D9
Dale Ward
  ASTORIA - Dale M. Ward, 78, of Astoria died at 4:25 a.m. Friday, June 23, 1995, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Oct. 12, 1916, in Cuba, Ill., to Elijah and Elva Berry Ward, he married Lucy Lafary on Aug. 29, 1940, in Fort Madison, Iowa. She survives.
  Also surviving are four daughters, Karen Smith of West York, Sharon Hammond of Canton, Frances Weaver of Sterling and Donna Loudenburg of Bradford; four sons, Ronald of Cuba, Gary of Bushnell, Larry of Lewistown and Dennis of Astoria; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
  He worked at International Harvester in Canton and Prairie Steel Co. in Havana.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Randall Cemetery in Bernadotte. Collis Trone will officiate. There will be no visitation. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Sue Ann Parsano Trone
Peoria Journal Star, December 1, 1998, Page: B5
Sue Trone
  RUSHVILLE - Sue Ann Trone, 51, of Rushville died at 2:29 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born July 22, 1947, in Rushville to Harley "Parsie" Jr. and Pauline Bowman Parsano, she married Larry R. Trone on Jan. 30, 1965, in Rushville. He survives.
  Also surviving are her mother of Rushville; three sons, Doug, Deano and Jo, all of Rushville; two grandsons; and four sisters, Mrs. Stan (Sharon) Gossage, Mrs. Rick (Sandi) Prather, Mrs. Jim (Sally) Toland and Rissa Keck, all of Rushville.
  She was preceded in death by her father and an infant sister.
  She owned and operated Sue's Swirl and Curl for 30 years. She was a secretary and bookkeeper at Len's Autobody for eight years. A teller, she worked at the former American Savings for three years and last worked at Schuyler State Bank for six years.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mike Cooper will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Dallas and Austin Trone education fund established at Schuyler State Bank.

Obituary of Collis W. Trone
Peoria Journal Star, October 14, 2006
Trone, Collis      
  ASTORIA - Collis W. Trone, age 86, of 301 E. Washington, Astoria, Ill., passed away at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006, in the Morton Villa Care Center in Morton, Ill.
  He was born on April 9, 1920, in Astoria, a son of Harry L. and Beulah (Bollinger) Trone. Collis married Ruth Stambaugh on Dec. 6, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
  Collis graduated from York College in York, Neb., as a minister. He served in the ministry in Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois, including Browning and Astoria, Ill., retiring in 2002. He served as minister for the Church of Christ in five church congregations.
  He also was employed for the village of Astoria in their water treatment plant for 11 years. He was a member of the Astoria Town Board for two years.
  Collis is survived by his wife Ruth of Astoria; three sons, Eddie (and Gloria) of Folkston, Ga., Jerry (and Sharon) of Pekin, Ill., and David (and Sharon) of Keokuk, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. Linda (and Greg) Cerminara of Shelton, Conn.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anna Rahrig of Coldwater, Mich.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, Harry Trone Jr.
  Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria at 2 p.m. Greg Cerminara will officiate. Interment will be in the South Fulton Cemetery in Astoria. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 15th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Family visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until time of services on Monday at the funeral home.
  Memorials can be made to the World Bible School, Box 2169, Cedar Park, TX 78630.
  Condolences may be sent online to the family at shawgomh@pracon.net.

Obituary of Carol V. Brown Trone
Peoria Journal Star, January 3, 1998, Page: D8
Carol Trone
  CUBA - Carol V. Trone, 71, of 424 S. First, formerly of rural Smithfield, died at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, 1998, at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Home.
  Born Feb. 25, 1926, in Ray to Harry and Noreen Rudisill Brown, she married James E. "Hank" Trone on Aug. 19, 1946, in Woodland Township, Fulton County. He died June 12, 1987.
  Surviving are two sons, James Jr. and Michael, both of Smithfield; two daughters, Sue Lasswell of Cuba and Debby Hedden of Smithfield; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, John White of Long Beach, Calif.
  She was a member of the Cuba American Legion Auxiliary, Canton Women's Bowling Association and the Illinois Valley Foxhunters Association.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Henry Memorial Home in Cuba. The Rev. Layton Malone will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery in rural Smithfield.
  Memorials may be made to Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Home.

Obituary of Hazel Price Bainter Toland
Peoria Journal Star, October 14, 2006
Toland, Hazel      
  INDUSTRY - Hazel Toland, 77, of 4040 E. 1550th St., Industry, passed away at 7:20 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2006, at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.
  She was born on Jan. 22, 1929, in Macomb to Walter and Nilla Swanson Price. She married Charles O. Bainter. He passed away on April 15, 1963. She then married Cline H. Toland on March 9, 1968. He passed away on Jan. 10, 2005.
  She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty Chatteron; and one brother, Robert Price.
  She is survived by two sons, Chuck (Debbie) Bainter of Rushville and Steve (Jill) Bainter of Macomb; two stepdaughters, Becky (Joe) Lawyer of Industry and Debbie (Lyle) Menke of Grant Park; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Hillyer of Macomb.
  She lived in McDonough County all of her life. She was a member of the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary and the Macomb VFW Auxiliary.
  She loved flowers and working in the garden.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Scott Jones officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
  Memorials may be made to either the Pinhook Park, Industry Fire and Rescue, Macomb American Legion Auxiliary or the Macomb VFW Auxiliary.

Obituary of Wayne Devere Stambaugh
Peoria Journal Star, August 7, 1997, Page: D9
Wayne Stambaugh
  ASTORIA - Wayne D. Stambaugh, 72, of 8873 Sand Branch Road died at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, 1997, at his home.
  Born July 3, 1925, in Astoria to Cleve C. and Nellie Derry Stambaugh, he married Opal Hopping on Oct. 24, 1945, in Schuyler County. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Max of Astoria; one daughter, Rosemary Lawver of Astoria; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Richard and Larry, both of Astoria. He was preceded in death by two infant sons, one sister and one brother.
  He was a laborer for Ipava Elevator in Ipava for 35 years.
  He was a World War II Army veteran.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Tim Worstell will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Spoon River Hospice Association.

Obituary of Stanley Lee Stambaugh
Peoria Journal Star, February 28, 1997, Page: B9
Stanley Stambaugh
  ASTORIA - Stanley L. Stambaugh, 39, of Route 1, Box 36, died at 6:52 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1997, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  He was born Nov. 24, 1957, in Rushville to Wilson and Fern Hopping Stambaugh.
  Surviving are his mother of Astoria; one brother, Virgil of Astoria; one sister, Arletta Bollinger of Astoria; and seven nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father.
  He formerly worked at Astoria Fiber-Steel and at the time of his death worked at the Excel Corp. in Beardstown.
  He was a member of the North American Hunting Club. He was a member of Astoria Christian Church.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Astoria Church of the Brethren. Collis Trone and the Revs. Gary Schultz and Phillip Derry will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in rural Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to any charity.

Obituary of Reece "Clarence" Clarence Stambaugh
Peoria Journal Star, February 14, 1994, Page: B5
Clarence Stambaugh
  Clarence R. Stambaugh, 88, of 6023 Farmington Road died at 2:47 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, 1994, at Sharon Pines Nursing Home.
  Born Oct. 3, 1905, in Browning to Nathaniel and Jennie McCombs Stambaugh, he married Vina Herman on Aug. 29, 1945, in Peoria. She died in 1987. One son, Phillip, also preceded him in death.
  Surviving are three sons, Richard and Norman, both of Bartonville, and William of Peoria; eight grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
  He worked at Hiram Walker Distillery before retiring.
  He was a World War II veteran.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Vermont Cemetery in Vermont. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont.

Obituary of Nathaniel "Ness" L. Stambaugh
died: December 15, 1934
Astoria Argus-Searchlight, Wednesday, December, 19, 1934
Died Sunday In Hospital In Springfield; Nathaniel Stambaugh, Life Long Browning Township Resident, Funeral Tuesday
  Nathaniel L. Stambaugh, a well known and highly respected resident of near Bader, died Saturday in St. Johns Hospital in Springfield.
  Mr. Stambaugh was born in Browning Township, Schuyler County, August 9, 1870.  At the time of his death he was aged 64 years, 4 months and 6 days.
  The deceased was first married to Miss Emma Mathews {Mathis}, February 11, 1894.  to this union four children were born.  Surviving are Mrs. Elsie Schuman of Ipava; Mrs. Essie Widener fo Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Pearl of Smithshire, Illinois.  His wife passed away on March 14, 1899.  He then married Jennie McCombs, September 23, 1899.  To this union Five children were born.  Those surviving are: Mrs. Goldie Souelle of Cleveland, Ohio; Mrs. Ethel Stroops and Florence Stambaugh, both of Galesburg, Illinois and Clarence at home.
  His second wife preceded him in death November 7, 1909. On September 9, 1911 he was married to Mrs. Etta Richey, who survives.
  Besides his wife and the above named children, he is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Albert and Henry Stambaugh of Browning; Mrs. Rosa Skiles of Browning; Mrs. Sarah Hayes of Vermont, John Stambaugh of Astoria; 28 grandchildren and one step-son, Willie Richey, at home.
  Mr. Stambaugh had many friends.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand to those in need.
  Funeral services were held at the Bader Christian Church Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Thompson.  Burial was in the Bader Cemetery.

Obituary of Fern Marie Hopping Stambaugh
Peoria Journal Star, July 12, 1999, Page: B5
Fern Stambaugh
  ASTORIA - Fern M. Stambaugh, 80, of 8779 E. County Highway 2 died at 9:07 p.m. Saturday, July 10, 1999, at her home.
  Born April 15, 1919, in Ellisville to Sherman and Etta V. Malott Hopping, she married Wilson Stambaugh on Oct. 17, 1938, in Trenton, Iowa. He died on Jan. 23, 1980. One son, Stanley, one sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Virgil of Astoria; one daughter, Arletta Bollinger of Astoria; seven grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
  She was of the Pentecostal faith.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Astoria Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Gary Schultz will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice Program.

Obituary of Daniel Henry Stambaugh
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 15, 2003, Page: 11
Daniel H. Stambaugh
  SPRINGFIELD - Daniel H. Stambaugh, 80, of Springfield died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center.
  He was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Astoria, the son of Jesse and Nettie Robertson Stambaugh. He married Alma Lisenbee in 1945 in Beardstown.
  Mr. Stambaugh was a U.S. National Guard veteran. He retired from Fiatallis in 1982 after 31 years. He was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church.
  Survivors: wife, Alma; two sons, Daniel Ray (wife, Marilyn) Stambaugh of Hungary and Calvin (wife, Rita Lynne) Stambaugh of Springfield; two daughters, Susan Stambaugh and Rita Kay (husband, John) Moughan, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
  Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Springfield Southern Baptist Church, the Rev. Mike Keppler officiating. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.
  Ellinger-Kunz and Davis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Alma Louise Lisenbee Stambaugh
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 27, 2005, Page: 19
Alma L. Stambaugh
  SPRINGFIELD - Alma Louise Stambaugh, 85, of Springfield, formerly of Beardstown, died Saturday, July 23, 2005, in Springfield.
  She was born Aug. 23, 1919, in Beardstown, the daughter of George C. and Rosa L. Bunfill Lisenbee. She married Daniel Henry Stambaugh in 1945 in Beardstown; he died in 2003.
  Mrs. Stambaugh worked at Wells-Lamont Glove Factory in Beardstown and Haven Convalescent Center. She was a member of Springfield Southern Baptist Church and former member of First Southern Baptist Church in Beardstown, where she was the organist until 1953.
  Survivors: two sons, Daniel Ray (wife, Marilyn) Stambaugh of Edwardsville and Calvin Henry (wife, Rita Lynne) Stambaugh of Springfield; two daughters, Susan Louise Stambaugh and Rita Kay (husband, John) Moughan, both of Springfield; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Irva Stambaugh of Beardstown.
  Services: 2 p.m. today, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial: Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Note: Sister, Irva was married to to Daniel Stambaugh's brother, Melvin in 1945.

Obituary of Russell R. Spillers
Peoria Journal Star, July 18, 1995, Page: D7
Russell Spillers
  MACOMB - Russell R. Spillers, 86, of 609 E. Piper died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, July 16, 1995, at Heartland Nursing Center in Macomb.
  Born May 2, 1909, in Frederick to Warren and Ada Rebman Spillers, he married Hazel L. Daniel on Feb. 24, 1929, in Rushville. She died May 12, 1987. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Rougvie, and three brothers.
  Surviving are one daughter, E. Sue Sears of Adair; four grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
  He worked for A&P in Quincy, Carthage, Bushnell and Macomb. He then owned and operated Spillers Market in East Jackson from 1945 to 1976. He attended Illinois College in Jacksonville. He was a past president of the Macomb Chamber of Commerce.
  He was a member of Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 and was a former member of Western's Leatherneck Club and Macomb Country Club.
  He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Macomb.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Kenneth Mortonson will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home; there will be no formal visitation. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Obituary of Roger Spillers
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 26, 1997, Page: 18
Roger Spillers
  RUSHVILLE - Roger Spillers, 43, of Rushville died Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Survivors: wife, Karen; four daughters, Emily Spillers of Astoria, Mrs. Adam (Rohamah) Edwards of Rushville and Deanna and Megan Spillers, both at home; a grandson; mother, Alene Spillers of Rushville; and a brother, Richard Spillers of Rushville.
  Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, December 26, 1997, Page: C11
Roger Spillers
  RUSHVILLE - Roger Spillers, 43, of Rushville died at 9:38 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born Sept. 18, 1954, in Rushville to Warren and Alene Hood Spillers, he married Karen Brierton on Oct. 6, 1973, in Pleasant View. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Rushville; four daughters, Emily Spillers of Astoria, Mrs. Adam (Rohamah) Edwards of Rushville, and Deanna and Megan Spillers, both at home; one brother, Richard of Rushville; and one grandson. His father preceded him in death.
  He graduated from Rushville High School in 1972. He owned and operated Spiller's Backhoe Service and Trucking for 16 years and was a farmer for many years. He was a member of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church and Rushville Moose Lodge 506.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Wayne Bonser will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Deanna and Megan Spillers Education Fund in care of Rushville Banking Center.

Obituary of Eiffie "Pearl" Pearl Rittenhouse Spillers
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 21, 1997, Page: 9
Pearl Spillers
  RUSHVILLE - Pearl Spillers, 96, of Rushville died Sunday at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
  Survivors: a daughter, Glena Tomlinson of Rushville; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
  Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, July 21, 1997, Page: D6
Pearl Spillers
  RUSHVILLE - Pearl Spillers, 96, of Rushville died at 4:45 a.m. Sunday, July 20, 1997, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Sept. 10, 1900, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, to M. Russell and Leona Black Rittenhouse, she married Virgil Spillers on Dec. 20, 1918, in Rushville. He died Oct. 5, 1983. One daughter, Velma June Ashcraft; two sons, Cecil and Clyde; and two brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one daughter, Glena Tomlinson of Rushville; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb. She taught at Fey School near Sugar Grove in Schuyler County until her marriage.
  She was a life member of Beardstown Moose Auxiliary, Beardstown Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Beardstown United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Bonser and Pat Clements will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church or to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of Helen L. Lau Shaw
Peoria Journal Star, July 11, 1997, Page: C9
Helen Shaw
  ASTORIA - Helen L. Shaw, 89, of Astoria died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born March 3, 1908, in Fulton County near Astoria to Michael C. and Emma Warner Lau, she married Lester D. Shaw on April 17, 1926, in Rushville. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by one sister.
  Surviving are two sons, Willis E. and Buddy L., both of Astoria; two daughters, Evelyn A. Hopping of Washington, Ill., and Harriett A. Schomer of Astoria; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
  She was a homemaker.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, where visitation will be one hour before services. The Rev. Tim Worstell will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to Woodland Cemetery.

Obituary of Sarah "Sally" Ann Bates Seaman
Sally Ann Seaman, 1936-1998
  Moline - Sally Ann Seaman, 62, Of Moline died Thursday, Dec. 17, 1998, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
  She was born Jan. 28, 1936 in Browning, the daughter of True and Norma White Bates.  She married William A. Seaman in 1955.
  She is survived by a daughter, Catherine of Rochester, Minn.; a son, James, (fiance Kate Amere) of Davenport, Iowa; her step-mother, Emma Bates on Mount Sterling; cousins, including Fred Spillers of Beardstown with whom she lived as a child; and a step brother, Larry Moore of Mount Sterling.
  She was employed at Trinity Medical Center, working in the copy center.
  Services will be 11:30 a.m. today at Browning Methodist Church.  Burial at Browning Cemetery.  Visitation is one hour prior to services.  Memorials are suggested to the Kidney Foundation.

Obituary of Martin V. Schisler II
died: August 07, 1965
Galesburg Register Mail, Aug 1965
Martin V Schisler
  Abingdon - Funeral services for Martin V. Schisler, 83 of Abingdon, will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Abingdon Methodist Church.  Friends may call this evening at the Larson Funeral Home in Abingdon.  Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery.
  Mr. Schisler died Saturday at 12:15 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, following an Illes of 3 1/2 weeks.  He was a retired farmer.
  Born Feb. 7, 1882, at Astoria, he had farmed in the Hermon, St. Augustine and Berwick areas.  He was married to Lucinda Derry at Astoria Dec. 21, 1904, and she survives.
  Other survivors are five daughters, Mrs. Mike Masterson of London Mills, Mrs. Everett Thurman and Mrs. Raymond Lankford, of Abingdon, Mrs. Bill Thurman of Avon and Mrs. Owen Ralson of St. Augustine; three sons, Charles of Ligard, Ore., and Delvin and Virgil, of Abingdon; three brothers, John of Berwick, Homer of Galesburg and Arthur of Rock Island; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Voorhees, Abingdon, and Mrs. Cyrena McDonald, Astoria; 27 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by a son, three sisters and five brothers.

Obituary of Lucinda "Cindy" Mariah Derry Schisler
died: June 04, 1968
Galesburg Register Mail June 4, 1968
Mrs. Lucinda M. Schisler
  Abingdon - Mrs. Lucinda M. Schisler, 85 of Abingdon, died today at 12:05 a.m. at the Abingdon Nursing Home, where she had been a patient since March 19.
  The former Lucinda Derry was born near Vermont, Ill., Oct. 23, 1882, and had resided in the Abingdon community for 60 years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.
  She married Martin V. Schisler in Schuyler County Dec. 21, 1904.  He died Aug 7, 1965.
  Surviving are three sons, Charles of Portland, Ore., and Delvin and Virgil, both of Abingdon; five daughters, Mrs. Estella Mae Masterson of London Mills, Mrs. Ethel Irene Thurman and Mrs. Bessie Leona Lankford, both of Abingdon, Mrs. Naomia Lucille Thurman of near Avon and Mrs. Ruby R. Ralston of St. Augustine; four brothers, Chester Derry of New Philadelphia, Pete Derry of Douglas and Arda and Samuel Derry, both of Macomb; 27 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be Thursday at 2:20 p.m. at the Larson Funeral Home, where friends may call Wednesday evening.  Burial will be at Abingdon Cemetery.

Obituary of Grandon LaVerne Schisler
died: March 05, 1959
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Grandon L. Schisler
  Cuba - Grandon LaVerne Schisler, a Navy airman first class assigned at Moffett Air Force Base, San Francisco, Calif., died unexpectedly March 5, at the base.
  He was born in London Mills, Feb 22, 1920, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Schisler, now of Rock Island.  The mother is the former Blanche Butler.  He was reared and educated in the Cuba locality.
  He was married Feb. 6, 1942, at Tacoma, Wash., to Florence McQuade, who survives, along with a daughter, Patricia, 15, at home.
  Other survivors are his parents; two brothers, Byron of Ellisville and Leland of Rock Island; and four sisters, Mrs. Marla Weese and Mrs. Rabene Lowry, of Rock Island, Mrs. Eileen Formhals, Canton, and Mrs. Avis Wells, Cuba.  He was preceded in death by a brother.
  Schisler was a Navy Air Force veteran of World War II and served in the South Pacific. He had 19 years of service in the Navy.
  Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Hukill Funeral Chapel, Cuba.  The Rev. Orville Wright will officiate.  Burial will be in the Coal Creek Lutheran Cemetery, north of Fairview.  Friends may call Friday after 9 a.m. at the chapel.
  Military services will be accorded at the Graveside by Cuba Post, American Legion.

Obituary of Mary "Frances" Frances Clifford Schisler
Galesburg Register Mail, December 19, 2004
Frances Schisler
  Abingdon - Frances Clifford Schisler, 79, 109 W. Sanitary Road, died at 2:03 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 18, 2004) at home.
  She was born Sept. 24, 1925, in Cuba, the daughter of Elmer L. and Gladys Porter Clifford.
  She married William C. (Conrad) Schisler on Jan. 26, 1946, in Galesburg.  He died April 13, 1989.
  Surviving are a son, Carl (and Joni) Schisler, Galesburg; two daughters, Evaleen Batson, Delong, and Jeanine Behymer, Modoc; a stepdaughter, Rita Kay Schisler Penkwitz, Port Washington, Wis., three sisters, Louise Whitenack, Bertha Kilburn and Maxine Davis, all of Abingdon; nine grandchildren; and great-grandchildren; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Verlon Schisler, Sr.; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Schisler; a son-in-law, Ed Behymer, and a nephew, Arthur Dixon.
  She moved with her family to rural St. Augustine in 1931.  She graduated from Avon High School in 1943 and lived in Abingdon since her marriage.
  She worked at Admiral/Magic Chef in Galesburg from 1965 to 1981.
  She was a member of Abingdon Christian Church and its Cum-B-One Sunday school class and Rebekah Circle, and was a deaconess.  She was a member of the St. Augustine Home Bureau, serving as president from 1960-1961, and a member of the Knox County Home Bureau, serving as secretary from 1961-1963.  She was a member of the Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post 381 Auxiliary since 1950, serving as president for five different terms, and was a member of the Knox County American Legion Auxiliary, serving as president for three terms and secretary/treasurer from 1958-1959.  She was a former Brownie Scout leader, Cub Scout leader and assistant Girl Scout leader.
  She volunteered at Care Center of Abingdon and for the Red Cross blood canteen at Legion Post 381 for many years.
  Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with Rev. Kilburn officiating.  Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church or the volunteer department at Care Center of Abingdon.

Obituary of Edward C. Schisler
Galesburg Register Mail, Nov 14, 1958
Edward C. Schisler
  Abingdon - Edward C. Schisler, 82 of 409 W Snyder St., Abingdon, a retired farmer, died Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, following a two-week illness.
  Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Larson Funeral Home, where friends may call this evening.  Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery.
  He was born in Schuyler County Oct 5, 1876, and lived in the Abingdon community 40 years.  He formerly lived in Knoxville and Galesburg.
  Mr. Schisler was a member of (Incomplete)

Galesburg Register Mail, Nov 16, 1958
Edward C. Schisler
  Abingdon - Edward C. Schisler, 82, of 409 W. Snyder St., Abingdon, a retired farmer, died Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Hospital, following a two-week illness.
  Funeral rites will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Larson Funeral Home, where friends may call this evening.  Burial will be in the Abingdon Cemetery.
  He was born in Schuyler County Oct. 5, 1876, and lived in the Abingdon community 40 years.  He formerly lived in Knoxville and Galesburg.
  Mr. Schisler was a member of the Dunkard (Brethren) Church at Astoria.  He was married to Myrtle M. Kellerler (Keller) at Astoria Dec. 24, 1902.
  Survivors are his wife; a son, Melvin, of Portland, Ore.; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Smith, Canton, Mrs. Donald Peterson, Abingdon, Mrs. Harold Levene, Galesburg, and Mrs. Leon Fernald, Monmouth; six brothers, Conrad, John, Martin and Homer Schisler, all of Abingdon, Byron Schisler, Bushnell, and Arthur Schisler, Rock Island; three sisters, Mrs. Rolland Voorhees and Mrs. Ida Danner of Abingdon, and Mrs. Manford MacDonald, Astoria; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandsons.
  He was preceded in death by two sisters, two brothers, a son (Incomplete)

Obituary for John "Tally Ho" Bernard Sargent
Eagle Publications, August 22, 2003
John Bernard "Tally Ho" Sargent
  John Bernard "Tally Ho" Sargent, 77, Rushville, died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home.
  Services were held Friday, Aug. 22, 2003, at the First United Methodist Church, Rushville, with the Rev. Paul Arnold officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the First United Methodist Church.
  Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, was in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, August 21, 2003, Page: B04
John Sargent
  RUSHVILLE - John Bernard ''Tally Ho'' Sargent, 77, of Rural Route 1 died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2003, at his home.
  Born April 17, 1926, in Rushville to John and Beulah Grace Rose Sargent, he married Jacky Heininger on April 13, 1947, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, James (and Janey) of Rushville and Scott of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandsons; and one brother, William of Rushville.
  He was preceded in death by one daughter, Sharyl Busby.
  He was a World War II Navy veteran.
  He farmed until 1977 and was a rural mail carrier from 1977 until retiring in 1999.
  He was a member of Rushville Lodge 9, AF&AM, and Rushville Commandery 56.
  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Paul Arnold will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or his church.

Obituary of Wanda Jean Walker Acheson
Worthington Funeral Home Obit
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Wanda Jean Acheson
  Wanda Jean Acheson, 74, of R.R. #3, Rushville, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born on Monday, September 19, 1932 at home on the Walker homestead in Buena Vista Twp., Schuyler Co., Illinois.  She was the daughter of the late Howard Burton and Irma Nell Corbridge Walker.  She married Rollin Gene Acheson March 4, 1951 at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Her husband Gene survives along with two sons, Larry Acheson & wife June of Plano, TX, Alan Acheson & wife Holly of rural Rushville; a daughter, Linda Cockerill & husband Terry of Jacksonville, IL; ten grandchildren David & wife Amy, Joshua and Kristen Wiley, Colista and Rusty Acheson, Kristi Cockerill Griffith & husband Jonathan, Allison and Ashley Cockerill, Keely and Katie Acheson; a sister Maurine Corbridge Reeves & husband Herschel of Rushville; her son-in-law Richard Wiley; one niece and three nephews.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janice Marlene Wiley; a grandson, Richard Michael Wiley; and a sister Virginia Smith Bryant.
  She attended the Young rural grade school and graduated from Rushville High School in 1950.  After graduating from high school she worked as a legal secretary for the Garrison & Crandall Law Office in Rushville until her marriage.  She and her husband Gene farmed all their married life in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler Co., IL with the exception of the years 1958 - 1961 spent on a dairy farm near Rockford, IL.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville; the Goodwill Sunday School Class; the Wesley Ann Circle of the church;  the United Methodist Women, helping with many church dinners; Be-kik-a-ninee Chapter, NSDAR where she served as chaplain for many years; the Schuyler Home Extension; the Bainbridge Area Women’s Club.  She lovingly enjoyed her role as a farmer’s wife, mother, and grandmother.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev.’s Mary & Paul Arnold officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Obituary of Glen W. Ackerson
Peoria Journal Star, November 7, 1996, Page: D8
Glen Ackerson
  PEKIN - Glen W. Ackerson, 80, of 2220 State St. died at 12:05 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Jan. 10, 1916, in Bushnell to Glen W. and Marietta Ackerson, he married LaVonda Conley. He later married Carolyn June Stranze. She died in 1991. Six brothers and sisters also preceded him in death.
  Surviving are three daughters, Debra Harrison and Lola Ackerson, both of Pekin, and Kathleen Ackerson of Cleveland; two sons, Robert of Danville and Leslie of Davenport, Iowa; three sisters, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz., Charlotte Coats of Canton and Pearl Tisdale of Bushnell; three brothers, Perry and Clarence, both of Bushnell, and Guy of Macomb; and eight grandchildren.
  He was a member of Laborers Union Local 231 for many years, retiring in 1977. He was a member of the Laborers International Union.
  A memorial service wil be at 11 a.m. Friday at Grace United Methodist Church in Pekin. The Rev. Bruce Bolin Ghitalla will officiate. There will be no visitation. Cremation will be accorded. Arrangements are by Abts Mortuary.
  Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.
  Note: His siblings' obits states that the parents are William P Ackerson and Mary Etta Smith.

Obituary of Guy J. Ackerson
Peoria Journal Star, August 28, 1991, Page: D6
Guy Ackerson
  MARIETTA - Guy J. Ackerson, 69, of rural Marietta died at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 1991, at the residence of a brother, Clarence, in Bushnell.
  He was born May 11, 1922, in Marietta to William P. and Mary E. Smith Ackerson.
  Surviving are four brothers, Perry and Clarence, both of Bushnell, Glen of Mesa, Ariz., and William of rural Marietta, with whom he made his home; four sisters, Anna Harms {Harn} of Rushville, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz., Charlotte Cruzan of Canton and Pearl Pendl of Bellevue; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by three sisters.
  He was a lifelong farmer in the Marietta area.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, the Rev. Ron Derrig-Green officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery, Fulton County.

Obituary of Perry O. Ackerson
Peoria Journal Star, November 8, 2003, Page: B5
Perry Ackerson
  BUSHNELL - Perry O. Ackerson, 91, formerly of Bushnell, died at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at The Elms in Macomb.
  Born May 12, 1912, in Marietta to William and Mary Smith Ackerson, he married Stella S. McNeeley on Nov. 23, 1937, in Bushnell. She died April 4, 1990.
  He also was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
  Surviving are one son, Gaylord (and Virginia) of Avon; one daughter, Donna (and Don) Dellinger of Gaffney, S.C.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William of Marietta and Clarence of Bushnell; and one sister, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz.
  He worked as a carpenter in the Bushnell area.
  He attended First Baptist Church in Bushnell.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church in Bushnell or Bushnell Fire and Rescue Squad.

Obituary of Anna L. Day Taylor Adkins
Peoria Journal Star, June 22, 2002, Page: B04
Anna Taylor-Adkins
  ASTORIA - Anna L. Taylor Adkins, 67, of 202 S. Locust died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2002, at her residence.
  Born Oct. 8, 1934, in Calloway County, Mo., to Daniel Price and Hattie Virginia Baker Day, she married William B. Taylor on Nov. 22, 1952, in Harrison, Ark. He died April 16, 1978.
  She also was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Linda Peterson; one brother; and one sister.
  She later married Jody C. Adkins on Dec. 29, 1995. He survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Danny (and Paula) Taylor of Astoria and Bobby (and Angie) Taylor of Canton; four stepsons, Joe Adkins of Battle Creek, Mich., William Jr. (and Naomi) Taylor of Richmond, Ind., Charles (and Judy) Taylor of Spruce Pine, N.C., and Jack Taylor of Phoenix, Ariz.; two daughters, Lisa (and George) Timmons of Lewistown and Robin (and Jim) Gorsuch of Decatur; three stepdaughters, Jessie (and Everett) Bugg of Hillview, and Jeneanne (and John) Marble and Marsha Taylor, both of Sour Lake, Texas,; 25 grandchildren; 28 greatgrandchildren; one brother, Robert Day of Moberly, Mo.; and two sisters, Mary Chambers of Canton and Susie Ash of Moberly.
  She was a tool crib operator for Brazier Mine Co. in Shawneetown.
  She was of the Christian faith.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton. The Rev. Ronald White will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be in White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to Schuyler County Hospice in Rushville.

Obituary of Daniel Edward Ainsworth
Peoria Journal Star, March 27, 2002, Page: B04
Daniel Ainsworth
  MASON CITY - Daniel Edward Ainsworth, 74, of S. Atlantic St., New Smyrna Beach, Fla., and Mason City, died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach.
  Born April 30, 1927, in Chicago to W. Howard and Mildred Chesnut Ainsworth he married Mary White. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Darrel of Washington, Ill., and Nick of Mason City; one daughter, Candy Ogden of Mason City; three grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Albrecht of Crete, Neb.
  He was a World War II Navy veteran.
  He was a retired automobile title clerk for the State of Illinois.
  He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame in Bloomington.
  He was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Mason City.
  Cremation will be accorded by Alavon Direct Cremation Service in South Daytona, Fla. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mason City Cemetery. Hurley Funeral Home in Mason City is in charge of local arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the Mason City Area Nursing Home.

Obituary for Sterling Alexander
Eagle Publications, October 27, 2005
Sterling Alexander
  Sterling Alexander, 77, Carthage, died at 11 p.m., Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at Memorial Hospital, Carthage.
  He was born Oct. 29, 1927, in Quincy, the son of Ollie Mitchell and Lois (West) Alexander. He married Doris Marie Phillips May 23, 1948, in the Huntsville Methodist Church. She survives.
  He is also survived by two sons, Philip and his fiance, Carol, Quincy, Alan (Carla) Alexander, Quincy; two daughters, Dr. Elizabeth Alexander, Des Moines, Iowa, and Janet (Terry) Alexander, Carthage; eight grandchildren, Matthew Alexander, Lori Seymour, Tracey Usherwood, Tim and Cory Alexander, Emily Alexander, Rebecca Fitch and Mark Geissler; four great-grandchildren, Brady, Ariel, and Tatum Usherwood and Cole Alexander; two brothers, James (Carolyn) Alexander, LaPrairie, and Lloyd (Joan) Alexander, Augusta; and one aunt, Ruth Lillis, Golden.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.
  He graduated from Augusta High School in 1945. After high school, he farmed 16 years and then was employed as a salesman for Graham Implement in Carthage. He was an avid fan of antique John Deere tractors. He then managed the Monsanto Ag Center, Carthage. He and Doris owned and operated the Western Auto Store in Carthage from 1973 until their retirement in 1989. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Carthage, and served on many boards and committees. He loved to sing in the choir.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, Carthage, with burial in Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.
  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or A.L.S. research.
  Printy Funeral Home, Carthage, was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Freida I. Hopping Allen
Peoria Journal Star, January 29, 2003, Page: B05
Freida Allen
  ASTORIA - Freida I. Hopping Allen, 86, of 407 N. Hebard, Knoxville, formerly of Astoria, died at 9:23 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
  She was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Astoria to Oliver ''Dick'' and Edna E. Brewer Hopping.
  Surviving are one daughter, Toni O'Brien of Weldon; one brother, Dayne (and Mildred) Hopping of Knoxville; and three grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
  She had been a business owner.
  She showed Western Class and Parade Class horses.
  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Chapel Cemetery. Cliff Parry will officiate. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Township Cemetery Association.

Obituary of Johanna Green Moss Allen
Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 1993, Page: C6
Johanna Allen
  ADAIR - Johanna Allen, 79, of rural Adair died at 7:48 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  Born March 8, 1914, in Macomb to Harvey and Edith Schultz Green, she married Ivan Moss in 1934. He died in June 1954. She married Burley Allen in 1955. He survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Ronnie Moss of Burlington, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Hall of Macomb; one stepson, Richard of Galesburg; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Olson, of Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Velva) Hollenback of Macomb and Elsa Walters of Carrollton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. One brother, one sister and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.
  She lived in Macomb before moving to Adair in 1955. She was a former member of the McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary, the New Salem Women's Club and the Ladies' Home Extension Club.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Dan Rebman will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
  Memorials may be made to the Ipava Rescue Squad or to the McDonough County TLC 0-3 Program.

Obituary of Donald L. Anderson I
died: December 9, 1992
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 11, 1992, Page: 22
Donald L. Anderson Sr.
  Kincaid - Donald L. Anderson Sr., 57, of Taylorville, formerly of Kincaid, died at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, Taylorville.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Masterson Funeral Home, Kincaid, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Kincaid.
  Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann; four sons, Donald Jr. and Bruce, both of Mount Auburn, David of Kincaid and Mark of Hillsboro; three daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Aten of Blue Mound, Mrs. Debbie Sanders of Edinburg and Mrs. Melody Rex of New York; three stepsons, David Woods of Taylorville, Danny Woods of Danville and Steve Woods of Springfield; 11 grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two brothers, Gene Anderson of Bulpitt and Edward Holmes of Edinburg; and two sisters, Mrs. Patricia Misiorek and Carrie Ethridge, both of Taylorville.

Obituary of Orrin "Andy" T. Anderson
Astoria Argus - In ink 1973
Orrin T. Anderson Dies In Detroit
  Word was received here late Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 14, of the death of Orrin T. (Andy) Anderson at a hospital in Detroit, Mich., where he had been a patient for the past three weeks.
  He was the son of Robert E. and Susan Burgard Anderson.
  Besides his wife, Zenita (Brown) Anderson, he is survived by a daughter, Mary Alice Enoch of Detroit, Mich., 4 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held at Redford, Mich. on Friday afternoon.
  He was a member of the Christian Church and Masonic Lodge of Astoria.

Obituary for Wendell R. Anderson
Eagle Publications, November 22, 2005
Wendell R. Anderson
  Wendell R. Anderson, 69, Plymouth, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2005, at his home in Plymouth.
  He was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Kinderhook, the son of Sherman G. and Ann (Hoelscher) Anderson. He married Dixie Slater Dec. 24, 1954, in Plymouth. She survives.
  He is also survived by one son, Steven (Marjolein) Anderson, Bettendorf, Iowa; one daughter, Wendi (Jim) Mattson, Plymouth; four grandchildren, Wesley and Emily Mattson and Kirsten and Nick Anderson; one brother, Charles Anderson, Hannibal, Mo.; one sister, Linda Cousins, Rochester; and a host of friends and neighbors.
  He was preceded in death by his parents.
  He was the director of the business office at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, for 19 years, retiring in 2000. He was a 1954 graduate of Plymouth High School and had served as a Plymouth Village trustee. He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force and had served in the Vietnam War.
  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2005, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Sandra Bunnell officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth.
  Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Village of Plymouth Christmas Food Basket Program or to MDH Hospice.

Obituary of Harold "Andy" E. L. Andre
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 22, 1999, Page: 22
Harold E. Andre
  SPRINGFIELD - Harold E. L "Andy" Andre, 80, of Springfield died Sunday, Feb. 20, 1999, at his residence.
  He was born Aug. 9, 1918, in Augusta, the son of Ernest and Vala Horney Andre. He married Doris A. Langdon in 1943.
  Mr. Andre retired from the Air National Guard as a chief master sergeant after 30 years of service.
  He was a resident of Springfield for most of his life, a member of St. Joseph Church, a U.S. Air Force veteran, member of Elks Lodge 158 and the Knights of Columbus Council 364.
  Survivors: wife, Doris A.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Janis) Hyde of Springfield; a son, Jeffrey Andre of Alton, Iowa; six grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Andre of Springfield and Betty Fulks of Rushville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Services: Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Joseph Church, the Rev. Pat Render, CSV, officiating. Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery.
  Staab Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Phoebe Heaton Applegate
Peoria Journal Star, July 15, 1991, Page: C7
Phoebe Applegate
LITTLETON - Phoebe Heaton Applegate, 70, of Littleton died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 1991, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  Born Sept. 13, 1920, in Schuyler County to Lewis and Anna Jones Heaton, she married Howard Applegate on Oct. 31, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. He survives.
  Also surviving are three daughters, Theda Aschinger of Macomb, Linda Dore of Columbus, Ohio, and Marla Dixon of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother.
  She worked for many years as a cook at the Littleton School before retiring in 1966. She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her church, the Revs. William S. Warford and Nadine Preston officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Allen Abner Ashcraft
died: January 04, 1986
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 6, 1986, Page: 3
Allen A. Ashcraft
  RUSHVILLE - Allen A. Ashcraft, 68, of Rushville died at 11:10 p.m. Saturday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rushville Free Methodist Church, and burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Evelyn; two sons, Robert of Frederick and Joe of Bolingbrook; one brother, Richard of Rushville; and three grandchildren.
  Note: Allen, born January 01, 1918 Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Archie Eugene Ashcraft and Marie Rebman.  He married Evelyn Chockley, November 15, 1938 Palmyra, Marion County, Missouri. She died November 04, 1991.

Death of Larry Earl Aten
Astoria Argus - In ink September 13, 1962
Larry Aten, 21, Died Suddenly This Morning
  Larry Earl Aten, 21, died early this morning in the Culbertson hospital in Rushville following a brief illness.  He was a lifetime resident of the Astoria area.
  Born Dec. 4, 1940 at Canton, he was a son of Clarence and Violet Stambaugh Aten.  He was a member of the E.U.B. church in Astoria.
  Surviving in addition to his parents is one brother, Lowell Aten of Rantoul, Ill.  An infant sister preceded him in death.
  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria.

Obituary of Stella Higgenbotham Aten
died: November 1, 1996
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 6, 1996, Page: 17
Stella Aten
  Stella Aten, 66, of Springfield died Friday at Memorial Medical Center.
  She was the daughter of Bernard and Vessta Higgenbotham. She married Herman Aten, who preceded her in death in 1986.
  Mrs. Aten was a member of Women's Auxiliary Post No. 32.
  Survivors: two sons, Teddy Aten of Springfield and Jay Aten of Lincoln; two sisters, Alta Wolf of Springfield and Janice Light of Rolla, Mo.; and three brothers, Robert and Glen Higgenbotham, both of Joliet, and Marvin Higgenbotham of Furnia.
  No services will be held.
  Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Deloris L. Robinson Badger
Peoria Journal Star, September 11, 1993, Page: C9
Deloris Badger
  MACOMB - Deloris L. Badger, 85, of 400 W. Grant St. died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
  Born Jan. 4, 1908, in Colchester to Thomas P. and Emma Taylor Robinson, she married John L. Norris on Sept. 15, 1925, in Macomb. He preceded her in death. She later married Arthur Badger on Dec. 2, 1955. He died Jan. 31, 1986. One daughter, Donna Norris, four brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Ron L. Norris of Brookfield, Miss.; three daughters, Opal Mae Reidner of Macomb, Velma Lee Hopping of Colchester and Emma Bliss of Denver, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of Colchester Baptist Church.
  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Randy Miller will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Barbara Hopping Garrison Baltrunas
Peoria Journal Star, January 11, 1997, Page: D7
Barbara Baltrunas
  ASTORIA - Barbara Baltrunas, 62, of 1008 E. Broadway, formerly of Industry, died at 11:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born April 16, 1934, in McDonough County to Perry and Ruth May Pedigo Hopping, she married Henry Garrison. He preceded her in death. She married Charles Baltrunas. He also preceded her in death, as did two sisters and three brothers.
  Surviving are four daughters, Ruth Green and Priscella Green, both of Easton, Karen Wagner of Mason City and Pam Cordrey of Bushnell; five sons, Barry and Gary Garrison, both of Mason City, Eddie Beck of Havana, Dale Garrison of San Jose and James Garrison; two sisters, Mary McFetridge of Prairie City and Joyce Jarrett of Ashland; two brothers, Jerry Hopping of Petersburg and James Hopping of Springfield; and 18 grandchildren.
  Cremation has been accorded. Arrangements are by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.

Obituary of Beulah J. Leith Barding
Peoria Journal Star, November 13, 1991, Page: D5
Beulah Barding
 RUSHVILLE - Beulah J. Barding, 87, of Rushville died at 12:08 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born March 18, 1904, in Brazil, Ind., to James and Cora Leith, she married Charles E. "Jack" Barding on Sept. 11, 1927, in Brazil. He died Feb. 17, 1980. Surviving are two daughters, Marjorie Fulks of Rushville and Jacquelyn Mehne of Fort Lauderdale, Fla; one sister, Esther Leith of Brazil; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Jerry Watkins officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Clearview Cemetery, Brazil.

Obituary for Diane Elizabeth (Carrison) Garrison Barnes
unknown paper, July 1921
  Mrs. Samuel Barnes, an aged and very highly respected citizen, passed away at her home about six miles east of Adair after an extended illness of diabetes. She was taken very much worse only a few days before her death, but her suffering was very severe until she lapsed into unconsciousness about two days before the end came and she passed peacefully to her reward.
  Diana Elizabeth, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Carrison (Garrison), was born in the vicinity in which she died September 12, 1853 and passed away July 23, 1921 at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 11 days.
  In the year of 1873 she was united in marriage to Samuel Barnes and to them were born five sons  and one daughter, all of whom are living, this being the first death to visit their family in their long married life.
  The children are Harvey and Henry of Table Grove neighborhood; Frank of Washington, Iowa; Miss Jennie at home; Myron of Minnesota and Isaac of Washington, lowa. She is also survived by several grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Carl Westlake of near Table Grove and Mrs. Lawson Rutledge of Alberta, Canada.
  Mrs. Barnes was a kind neighbor and friend, who was ever ready to help any who in anyway needed assistance in sickness or death. She was a home loving woman and it is with a loving remembrance that this family can bid farewell to their mother, wife and sister, whose hands were ever ready to minister to them and although failing health had deprived her of going about much for some time, she will be missed by her neighbors and friends.
  Funeral services were held at the Temple Church and interment was at Temple Cemetery.
  Submitted by James Covel

Obituary for Samuel Franklin Barnes
unknown paper, November 1922
  Samuel Barnes passed away at his home east of Adair in the Shinns neighborhood November 22 following a severe paralytic stroke. He had been afficted for some time following a stroke, but for the past two weeks had been in a serious condition.
     Samuel Franklin Barnes passed away at his home six miles north of Table Grove, IL. He was born in Virginia Feb. 25, 1849 and passed away Nov. 22, 1922 aged 73 years, 8 months and 27 days. He was united in marriage April 10, 1873 to Dianna Garrison who preceded him in death - she passed away July 23, 1921.
     To this union were born six children - H. {Harvey} R. Barnes, Henry Barnes of near Table Grove: Frank Barnes of Washington, Ia.; Myron Barnes of Birchdale, Minn; Isaac Barnes of near Ipava and Miss Jennie Barnes at home. Mr. Barnes was a kind husband, father and friend and will be greatly missed by the home circle and the vicinity in which he had lived so many years.
     Funeral services were held at the Temple Church conducted by Rev. Williams, pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Ipava. Interment in the Temple Cemetery.
  Submitted by James Covel

Obituary of Evelyn L. Long Sloan Bartlow
Peoria Journal Star, August 20, 1997, Page: D6
Evelyn Bartlow
  RUSHVILLE - Evelyn L. Bartlow, 92, of Rushville died at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 1997, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Sept. 29, 1904, in Schuyler County to Jim and Luella Griffith Long, she married Leonard Sloan on Aug. 17, 1927. He died May 31, 1944. She married Fay Bartlow on Dec. 4, 1945, in Saybrook. He died June 1, 1978. One son, Don Sloan, also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are three sisters, Edith Henninger, Melba Beck and Elva Swearingen, all of Rushville; four grandchildren; and four great-granddaughters.
  She was a schoolteacher at Parrott and Lynn schools and worked at the U.S. Postal Service in Littleton.
  She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center and the Audubon Society. She received an award for her service with the RSVP program.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Ted Rhoades 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 her church, Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center or Cass-Schuyler-Brown Area Hospice.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 20, 1997, Page: 25
Evelyn L. Bartlow
  RUSHVILLE - Evelyn L. Bartlow, 92, of Rushville died Tuesday at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
  Survivors: four grandchildren; four great-granddaughters; and three sisters, Edith Henninger, Melba Beck and Elva Swearingen, all of Rushville.
  Services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Obituary of Robert W. Bateman
died: October 17, 1997
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 19, 1997, Page: 44
Robert W. Bateman
  VIRGINIA - Robert W. Bateman, 73, of Virginia died Friday at Walker Nursing Home, Virginia.
  Survivors: wife, Rosemary; two sons, Robert Bateman of Ashland and David Bateman of Great Bend, Kan.; two daughters, Connie Butler of Jacksonville and Diane Bateman of Virginia; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Bateman of Virginia; three sisters, Marlene Harris of Virginia, Helen Toland of Jacksonville and Dorothy Stiles of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews.
  Graveside services: 2:30 p.m. Monday, Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
  Massie-Buchanan Funeral Home in Virginia is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Kermit Reno Bates
Peoria Journal Star, July 8, 1997, Page: D6
Kermit Bates
  BROWNING - Kermit Reno Bates, 83, of Chico, Calif., formerly of Browning, died Thursday, July 3, 1997, at Enloe Hospital in Chico.
  Born June 6, 1914, in Browning to Jonathan and Elva Bollinger Bates, he married Mary Ercolini on Feb. 14, 1940, in San Francisco. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, John of Reno, Nev.; two daughters, Barbara Stevens and Deborah White, both of Chico; two sisters, Garnet Briney of Morton and Betty Esther of Rushville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  One sister preceded him in death.
  He served in the Marine Corps for six years and later served in the Army Air Forces, where he was a nose gunner on a B-24. He worked for Standard Oil in San Francisco. He later was a toll collector for the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. He then moved to Chico, where he worked for the State Board of Equalization for 32 years.
  He was a member of First Christian Church in Chico.
  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. today at his church. Burial will be in Chico Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted. Newton-Bracewell-Chico Funeral Home in Chico is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to his church.

Obituary of Mary Kathryn Dutton Bates
Peoria Journal Star, May 19, 2005, Page: B5
Mary Bates
  BEARDSTOWN - Mary Kathryn Bates, 99, of Beardstown died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at Heritage Manor South.
  Born Feb. 9, 1906, in Astoria to Daniel and Viola Waggoner Dutton, she married Warren Bates on Feb. 17, 1955, in Beardstown. He died Oct. 8, 1962.
  She also was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are one sister, Fern Gieman of Astoria.
  She was the resident housekeeper for the Floyd Condit family before being employed at Critic Mills. She later was a custodian at First National Bank in Beardstown for 17 years, retiring in 1983.
  She was a member of Beardstown Emblem Club 474.
  She was a member of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Beardstown.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. David Dutton will officiate. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church or the American Diabetes Association.

Obituary of Mayme Irene Baldwin Behymer
Mayme Behymer
  Mayme I. Behymer, who resided at 1117 South 12th St., Springfield, died at 2:40 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 1974 in her daughter's residence in Springfield.
  She was born in Rushville on November 30, 1909, the daughter of Grover C. and Amelia Cokenour Baldwin.
  She attended the Assembly of God Church.
  Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Louise Rohn of Clayton; Mrs Pansy Clemons of Springfield; Mrs. Eileen Gorman of Springfield; Mrs. Judy Nickles of Springfield; Mrs. Mary Jo Smock of Houston, Texas; Charles (Bud) Behymer of Hartford, Illinois; Marion (Butch) Behymer of Austin, Texas; and Wayne Behymer of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She also leaves a sister, Mrs. Mary Reische of Mt. Sterling and two brothers, Charles Baldwin of Mt Sterling and Roy Baldwin of Greentree, Ark., and 21 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
  Preceding her in death were her parents, a son and a brother.
  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Hufnagel Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Dittmer officiating. Mrs. Clarke Mitchell was organist. Serving as casket bearers were Gary Clemons, Roger Rohn, Dan Colgan, Leo Baldwin, Larry Reishe and Dan Carter. Burial was in Hersman Cemetery.
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Obituary of Beulah Gorsuch Belville
Peoria Journal Star, January 24, 1997, Page: C7
Beulah Belville
  HAVANA - Beulah Belville, 84, of Route 2 died at 12:16 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  Born March 27, 1912, in Schuyler County to Earl and Amy Ethel Hendee Gorsuch, she married Dale Allen Belville on May 4, 1930. He died Oct. 8, 1986, in Havana. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dale Allen Belville, on Sept. 28, 1978, and one sister.
  Surviving are five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Leonard Gorsuch of Astoria and Earl Gorsuch of Ipava; four half brothers, Norman Gorsuch of Astoria, Gary Gorsuch of Sebring, Fla., and Terry Gorsuch and Larry Gorsuch, both of Havana; and one half sister, Sandra Servis of Canton.
  She was a homemaker.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Gary Schultz will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Township Cemetery Association or the American Cancer Society.

Obituary of Allan E. Bollinger
died: May 15, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 16, 1987, Page: 39
Allan E. Bollinger
  Allan E. Bollinger, 51, of Springfield died at 4:42 a.m. Friday at Memorial Medical Center.
  He was born May 3, 1936, in Ray, the son of Gilbert C. and Eva M. Hayes Bollinger. He married Marjorie Archer in 1959. Preceding him in death were his parents; one brother, Dwayne Bollinger; and one sister, Gwendolyn Brown.
  Mr. Bollinger had been a resident of Springfield since 1945, and was employed as a printer by trade.
  Surviving are his wife, Marjorie; one daughter, Sandra J. Bollinger of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian DuVall of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Norma Jean Jenkins of Springfield; two brothers, Doyle Bollinger of Tomahawk, Wis., and Norman Bollinger of Sherman; one uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Staab Funeral Home, with the Rev. Fred C. Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery, near Pawnee.

Obituary of Anita Foster McIlhenny Bollinger
died: July 14, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 16, 1987, Page: 14
Anita Bollinger
  RUSHVILLE - Anita Foster Bollinger, 83, of Rushville died at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, with burial in Rushville Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Ronald McIlhenny of West Burlington, Iowa; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Joan Murfin of Euless, Texas, and Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Fegley of Bedford, Texas; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Foster Murray and Jeanne F. Strauch, both of Colorado Springs, Colo.
  Note: She is the daughter of Alrick Mann Foster II and Anna B. Lee.

Obituary of Boyce "Bud" D. Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, May 27, 2005, Page: B4
Boyce Bollinger
  PEORIA - Boyce D. "Bud" Bollinger, 85, of 1920 Willow Knolls Road died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center.
   Born July 8, 1919, in Normal to Ghlea W. and Gladys Peek Bollinger, he married Louise M. Bucy on Sept. 5, 1941, in Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Gary (and Pam) of Plano, Texas; one daughter, Barbara (and Bob) Breuhaus of Peoria; one brother, Robert of Weston, Pa.; three sisters, Lenora Poppenhager of Billings, Mont., Mildred Bollinger of Canton and Carolyn (and Bill) Long of Rapatee; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one son, Don.
  He was a World War II Army veteran, serving overseas.
  A member of Caterpillar Retirees, he worked for Caterpillar Inc. in Morton for 40 years, retiring in 1981.
  He was of the Christian faith.
  He was a member of Peoria Senior Golfers Association.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilton Mortuary, where visitation will be two hours before. Chaplain Pat Newsum will officiate. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria, where military rites will be accorded. Wilton Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Death of Charles H. Bollinger
Astoria Argus - In ink September 29, 1959
Services Held Friday for Charles Bollinger
  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. Edwin Rodabaugh in the Astoria Church of the Brethren Friday afternoon for Charles H. Bollinger, who died Tuesday afternoon after being injured in a cave-in at the D. & D. Mine near Rushville.
  Pall bearers included Glenn Bollinger, Ross Wilson, Clifford McCombs, Everett McWhorter, Arthur Reeder and Oniley Farwell.
  Burial was in Astoria cemetery.
  Note: He was born August 25, 1912, the son of Archibald "Archie" Boyd Bollinger and Bertha Mae Harris and died September 29, 1959.

Obituary of Charles L. Bollinger
Astoria Argus - In ink June 18, 1964
Charles L. Bollinger
  MURDOCK - Charles L. Bollinger, 86, died of a heart attack at his home here Wednesday.  Born Aug. 26, 1877, at Pittsburgh, Pa., he moved to the Murdock community in 1885 and had lived here since.  He married Edith Belle Warrell May 16, 1906, at Murdock.  He had extensive farm holdings in this area.
  Member:  Murdock Methodist Church.
  Survivors:  The widow; daughter, Mrs. Freda Sowers, Murdock; brother, Albert, and sister, Mrs. Mary Moorhouse, both of Cheney; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild.
  Funeral:  2:30 p.m. Saturday, at the church; Revs. Harold Cooper and R. A. Potter.  Burial:  Murdock Cemetery.

Obituary of Donald B. Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, May 28, 2003, Page: B04
Donald Bollinger
  MORTON - Masonic services for Donald B. Bollinger, 59, of 1301 W. Jefferson St. will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at DavisonFulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria, where funeral services will follow. The Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate.
  Visitation will be three hours before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.
  He was pronounced dead at 3:25 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, in Peoria County.
  He died in a two-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 40 north of Dunlap.
  Born Nov. 29, 1943, in Peoria to Boyce ''Bud'' and Louise Bucy Bollinger, he married Pam Hudson on Jan. 16, 1976, in Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are his parents of Peoria; three sons, Brad (and Angie) of Dunlap, Darrin (and Joanne) of Macomb, Mich., and Eric (and Pam) of Springfield; one stepdaughter, Stacey Gunn of Peoria; one stepson, Scott (and Heather) Gunn of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Gary (and Pam) of Plano, Texas; one sister, Barb (and Bob) Breuhaus of Peoria; and five grandchildren.
  He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 34 years, retiring as a manager.
  He attended Midstate College and Bradley University, both in Peoria.
  He was a member of Hilton Masonic Lodge in East Peoria; Mohammed Temple, Shrine, in Peoria, where he was past potentate; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; York Rite; El Hajj, where he was past Big Hump and National Emir; Royal Order of Jesters; Greater Peoria Shrine Club, where he was past president; and Broilers, where he was past secretary.
  Memorials may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Obituary of Doyle D. Bollinger
died: August 7, 1989
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 8, 1989, Page: 8
Doyle D. Bollinger
  Doyle D. Bollinger, 64, of Springfield died at 11:52 p.m. Monday at Danville Veterans Hospital.
  He was born in Astoria June 16, 1925, the son of Gilbert C. and Eva Hayes Bollinger. He married Louise M. Gerula in 1948. Preceding him in death were one son, Darrel Gene Bollinger; two brothers, Dwayne "Tom" and Allan Bollinger; and one sister, Gwendolyn Brown.
  Mr. Bollinger was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a truck driver for Capital Plumbing and Heating, retiring in 1973.
  Surviving are his wife, Louise; two daughters, Mrs. James (Linda) Porter of Springfield and Brenda Bollinger of Seattle, Wash.; one son, Carey L. of Springfield; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Norma Jean Jenkins of Springfield and Vivian Duvall of Kansas City, Mo.; one brother, Norman of Springfield; one aunt; one uncle; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home, with the Rev. Victor Kaltenbach officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery.

Obituary of Gerald Bollinger
died: November 18, 1974
unknown paper
Services Set For Gerald Bollinger
  Gerald Bollinger, 62, of Browning died at Myers Nursing Home, Monday at 1:15 p.m.
Born on September 8, 1912 at Browning, the son of John and Ida Harris Bollinger.  Mr. Bollinger was a World War II veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
  Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Perry of LaHarpe, Mrs. Sarah Clayton of Santa Rosa, Californina, and Mrs. Delia Delaney of Hopland, California; one half brother, Edgar Harris of Kingfisher, Oklahoma; several neices and nephews.
  Funeral services will be held at Cline Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Howard Stevens of Calvary Baptist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Friends may call at the Cline Funeral Home Wednesday evening for 7:30 to 9:00.

Obituary of Goldie Mixer McCleery Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, August 5, 1999, Page: B4
Goldie Bollinger
  BUSHNELL - Goldie Mixer Bollinger, 93, of Bushnell died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
  Born May 29, 1906, in Beverly to James William and Ethel Hastings Mixer, she married Omar McCleery.
  She later married Dorman N. Bollinger on Aug. 17, 1945. He died Aug. 26, 1968. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and four grandchildren.
  Surviving are three sons, Kenneth McCleery and Donald McCleery, both of Bushnell, and Robert McCleery of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Betty Jones and Phyllis James, both of Bushnell, and Mary White of Avon; one stepdaughter, Betty Buckles of Lewistown; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Mixer of Perry.
  She was a former member of the Bushnell Grandmothers Club. She was a member of Bushnell Christian Church.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church or McDonough District Hospice.

Obituary of Harvey Bollinger
Astoria Argus - In ink unreadable
Harvey Bollinger Dies At Age 72
  Harvey Bollinger, 72 of The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of the Bushnell area, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 1977, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Astoria, the son of Ivan and Almeda Parks Bollinger.
  He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alma McKahan of Bushnell, Mrs. Marie Huls of Milan and Mrs. Mayme Thrush of Astoria.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.
  Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Chapel in Bushnell with Rev. Ruby Whitten officiating.  Burial was in the Bushnell Cemetery.

Obituary of Jack D. Bollinger II
Peoria Journal Star, February 20, 2005, Page: B6
Jack Bollinger Jr.
  EAST PEORIA - Jack D. Bollinger Jr., 51, of 322 Arnold Road died at 4:35 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005, at his residence.
  Born June 14, 1953, in Canton to Jack Sr. and Margie Seddon Bollinger, he married Barbara J. Pack on Oct. 25, 1975, in Peoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Jennifer Bollinger and Kristen Bollinger, both of East Peoria; his parents of East Peoria; and one sister, Karen (and Daniel) Hoerr of Morton.
  He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 10 years and then worked at Midwest Marketing in Peoria for 20 years, last working as a sales manager.
  He sang in the Peoria Area Civic Chorale.
  He was a member of New Life Christian Church in Morton, where he sang on its Worship Team. He was a former deacon at First Assembly of God in Peoria.
  A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at his church, where the family will receive friends two hours before. The Rev. Bob See will officiate. Private burial of ashes will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home in Morton is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made to Children's College Fund in care of CEFCU in East Peoria.

Obituary of James Cleveland (D) Bollinger II
Peoria Journal Star, November 9, 1996, Page: D9
James Bollinger
  FARMINGTON - James D. Bollinger, 71, of 584 N. Main St. died at 3:51 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Sept. 28, 1925, in Farmington to James Sr. and Emma Mae Handley Bollinger, he married Shirley Jean Wilcoxen Lenzi on Feb. 6, 1948, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Raymond Lenzi of Carbondale; three brothers, Robert E. of Farmington, Franklin E. of El Cajon, Calif., and Lloyd of Monticello, Ky.; four sisters, Edna Colvin, Eileen Wilcoxen and Juanita Hartzog, all of Farmington, and Bernice Williamson of Ipava; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Four brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
  He was an Army veteran. He worked for Midland Coal Co. in Fairview for 38 years, retiring in 1982. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Anderson Funeral Home. The Rev. Fred Reiner will officiate. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Fulton County Rehabilitation Center in Canton.

Obituary of Lloyd Bollinger
from Wayne County, Kentucky, April 22, 1998
  Lloyd Bollinger, age 86, of McCreary County Home Health Facility in Pine Knot, Kentucky passed away Saturday, April 18, 1998 at the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Kentucky.
  He was born in Farmington, Illinois on February 13, 1912, son of James and Emma Handley Bollinger.  Both parents preceded him in death.
  He married Velma Ruth Morris who survives.
  He is survived by 3 children: Barbara Jean Ellidge, Wanda L. Vaughn, and Jane Vaughn, all of Montcello, Kentucky; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 2 brothers: Gene Bollinger of California and Bob Bollinger of Farmington, Illinois; 4 sisters: Bernice Williams of Ipava, Illinois; Edna Caulvin, Eileen Wilcox, and Juanita Hartzog, all of Farmington, Illinois.
  Preceding him in death are 2 children: Ruth Erlene Bollinger and Georgia Lee Bollinger;  5 brothers: Delbert, Wilson, James Jr., Hubert and Clarence Bollinger; 4 sister: Catherine Downard, Edith Wiker, Ruby Bohanon, and Wanda Bollinger.
  He was a retired coal miner.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21, 1998 at 1 PM in the funeral home chapel with Brother David Frost officiating.  Burial was in Elk Spring Cemetery.  Marvin S. Hicks Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Marion "Emerson" Emerson Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, December 19, 1998, Page: B4
Emerson Bollinger
  ELMWOOD - Emerson Bollinger, 81, of Elmwood died at 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, 1998, at Toulon Health Care Center in Toulon.
  Born April 17, 1917, in Farmington to Mike and Eva Spenny Bollinger, he married Nellie M. Peters on Sept. 27, 1937, in Lewistown. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Malcolm of Elmwood; two daughters, Nancy Swadinsky of Hanna City and Linda Carey of Bradford; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Mike of Hampshire; and two sisters, Pauline Larson of Canton and Mary McKinney of Elmwood.
  He was preceded in death by six brothers and two sisters.
  He worked at Caterpillar Inc. for 30 years, retiring in 1975. He worked for farmers in the Elmwood area for several years.
  A World War II Army veteran, he was a 50-year and lifetime member of American Legion Post 638 and a lifetime member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4724. He was a member of the Elmwood Senior Citizens Club.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Elmwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Fitzgerald will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Patterson Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to the Elmwood Fire Department or Toulon Health Care Center.

Obituary of Ora E. Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, July 5, 1996, Page: C7
Ora Bollinger
  CANTON - Ora E. Bollinger, 76, of 40 N. 11th Ave. died at 4:42 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 1996, at his home.
  Born June 12, 1920, in Elmwood to Mike and Eva Spenny Bollinger, he married Louise M. Peters on May 13, 1951, in Elmwood. She died Oct. 8, 1984. He married Wanda Jenkins on Feb. 27, 1996. She survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Randy (Connie) Harris of Granville; two brothers, Emerson of Elmwood and Mike of Hampshire; three sisters, Mary McKinney of Elmwood, Iva Threw of Yates City and Pauline Larson Ross of Canton; two stepgrandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson. Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  He worked at Buckheart and Freeman Coal Co. for 38 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of United Mine Workers Local 7455. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. The Rev. Jim Jenkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society Fulton County Unit or Spoon River Hospice at Graham Hospital.

Obituary of Russell Richard Bollinger
died: September 12, 1986
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 13, 1986, Page: 30
Russell R. Bollinger
  RUSHVILLE - Russell R. Bollinger, 81, of Rushville died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Snider {Snyder} Vaughn Haven Inc.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, with burial in Rushville Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Anita Foster McIlhenny; two daughters, Mrs. Joan Murfin of Euless, Texas, and Mrs. Edward (Mary Lou) Fegley of Bedford, Texas; one stepson, Ronald McIlhenny of West Burlington, Iowa; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Etta Mae Deatherage of Hayesville, N.C.; and one brother, Glenn Bolinger of Canton.
  Note: He was born April 06, 1905 Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois, the son of  John Wesley Bollinger II and Nora Ellen McKinley.

Obituary of Virgil Bollinger
Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 1998, Page: B5
Virgil Bollinger
  BROWNING - Virgil Bollinger, 64, of Route 1 died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, June 19, 1998, in the Culbertson Memorial Hospital emergency room in Rushville.
  Born Feb. 17, 1934, in Canton to Ernest and Velma Hayward Bollinger, he married Nedra Bucher on July 8, 1956, in Astoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Kim Prather of Browning and Wendy Danner of Astoria; one son, Sam of Browning; and six grandchildren.
  He was preceded in death by one son, Scott Bollinger.
  He was a lifelong farmer and served on the Hickory Township Board for 14 years. He served in the Brethren Volunteer Services in New Windsor, Md., for two years.
  He was a member of Schuyler County Farm Bureau. He was a member of Love Center Church in Browning.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria. The Rev. D. Arnold Naff will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Astoria.
  Memorials may be made to his church.


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