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Obituary for Matthew Boice
The Rushville Times, February 8, 1878
    Died on Thursday night, January 31, 1878 at his residence 4 miles east of Rushville, of pneumonia, Mr. Matthew Boice, aged 58 years. The deceased was born in Winchester, Virginia, January 25, 1821 and came to this county with his parents in 1838, from Ohio, where they had resided about two years. He was converted and joined the M.E. church when a young man, living a consistent christian life up to the time of his death. His funeral took place on Saturday, conducted by Rev. J. A. Greening of the E. M. church, which society he united with about ten years ago. He was sick only six days, remaining conscious to the last moment, giving every indication of being prepared to meet his God. He leaves a wife and five children, the youngest about 17 years of age.

Death of Samuel Bootes
The Schuyler Citizen, March 7, 1872
DIED
Died, on the 19th inst., in Rushville, Samuel, infant son of G. M. and Livina Bootes, aged four months.

Obituary of Gertrude D. Simmons Booze
Peoria Journal Star, March 4, 1998
Gertrude Booze
  EAST PEORIA - Gertrude D. Booze, 74, of 109 Fawnhaven Drive died at 6:46 p.m. Monday, March 2, 1998, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Oct. 20, 1923, in rural Beardstown to Otha and Muriel Wallace Simmons, she married Herman C. Booze on Nov. 29, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Jan. 4, 1992, in McMinnville, Ore.
  Three daughters, Sandra Townsend, Marily Booze and Leah Booze, two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two sons, Harold of East Peoria and Timothy of Salem, Ore.; one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Edna) Kaempfer of Elmhurst; three sisters, Wylla Mae Buhl of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Mrs. Carl (Lois) Sherren of Jacksonville and Mrs. Bob (Jean) Sears of Denver; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
  She was a member of Woodland Baptist Church in Peoria, where services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Dr. James Donahue will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church. Local arrangements are by Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home, Peoria.
  Additional services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, where visitation will be two hours earlier. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 900 Grand Ave., Beardstown, Ill. 62618.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 5, 1998
Gertrude D. Booze
  BEARDSTOWN - Gertrude D. Booze, 74, of East Peoria, formerly of Beardstown, died Monday at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
  Survivors: two sons, Harold Booze of East Peoria and Timothy Booze of Salem, Ore.; a daughter, Mrs. Fred (Edna) Kaempfer of Elmhurst; four grandchildren; a great-grandson; and three sisters, Wylla Mae Buhl of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Mrs. Carl (Lois) Sherren of Jacksonville and Mrs. Bob (Jean) Sears of Denver.
  Services: 7 p.m. Thursday, Woodland Baptist Church, Peoria, and at 2 p.m.
  Friday, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial: Beardstown City Cemetery.

Obituary of Wilma L. Illman Bordenkircher
Peoria Journal Star, October 27, 1995
Wilma Bordenkircher
  MOUNT STERLING - Wilma L. Bordenkircher, 86, of Mount Sterling died at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1995, at her home.
  Born Jan. 22, 1909, in Schuyler County to Frank and Sarah Rittenhouse Illman, she married Emmett J. Bordenkircher on April 4, 1929, in Springfield. He died Nov. 2, 1957. One sister, one brother and two great-grandchildren also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Charlotte) McPeek and Mrs. Patrick (Marcia) Cummings, both of Springfield; four sons, Richard of Rolling Meadows, John of Englewood, Colo., Eugene of Lady Lake, Fla., and Donald of Houston; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Thomas Henseler will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 8 to 10 a.m. Monday, both at Hufnagel Funeral Home. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obituary of Ella M. Burmeier Bottorff
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 31, 1986, Page: 29
Ella M. Bottorff
  RUSHVILLE - Ella M. Bottorff, 94, of Rushville died at 12:25 p.m. Thursday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home with burial in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Surviving are one son, Jack Bottorff of Rushville; one daughter, Geneva Robeson of Rushville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
  Note: she was married to George E. Bottorff.

Death Notice for Harold Paul Bower
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    Harold Paul, only child of Bert and Annie Bower, was born October 25th, 1899, and died Nov. 1st, 1900, aged 1 year and 7 days. Tho little Harold's life on earth was so brief yet it was not without its influence. Being of a bright and sunny disposition he was the pride and joy of his parents and a favorite of every one he met. Altho the home will be sad and lonely without little Harold, heaven will be more precious because of his presence there. The funeral services were held at Union chapel, conducted by Rev. W. H. Clark of Rushville.
    Another little lamb has gone,
        To dwell with Him who gave,
    Another precious little babe
        is sheltered in the grave.
    Dear Harold, we have wept for thee,
        As tho our heart would break,
    But we remember, beloved one,
        The one that gives can take.

Obituary of Betty Jane Lerch Bowman
Peoria Journal Star, March 6, 2004, Page: B4
Betty Bowman
  RUSHVILLE - Betty Jane Bowman, 62, of Rushville died at 6:50 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2004, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Aug. 7, 1941, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, to Marion and Margaret Bradbury Lerch, she married John Bowman on May 16, 1960, in Rushville.
  Surviving are two sons, David and Tim, both of Rushville; one daughter, Rhonda Crosier of Rushville; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; four brothers, Marion "Bert" (and Karen) Lerch of Beardstown, Carl (and Donna) of Cuba, Don (and Char) Lerch of Rushville and Jack (and Mary) Lerch of Rushville; and one sister, Joan (and Steve) Stull of Raritan.
  She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
  She owned and operated Green Gables Motel in Rushville.
  She was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Mike Hall will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary of Florence V. Tucker Bowman
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 5, 2001, page 15, column 1
Florence Bowman
  Florence V. Bowman, 83, of Beardstown, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 28, 2001, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
  She was born July 23, 1918, in Missouri, the daughter of John Henry and Maimie Alzeda Allen Tucker.  She married Virgil E. Bowman on Feb. 16, 1937, in Missouri.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 29, 1977.
  Surviving are one son, Virgil Bowman Jr. (wife Joyce) of Trivoli; six daughters, Betty Ballard (husband Junior), Susan Kirkham (husband Dennis), Cindy Logue, and Donna Campbell (husband Robert) all of Beardstown, Linda Meinert (husband Ron) of Leavenworth, Kans., and Dolorse Gouran of Rushville; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Bessie Elmore of Beardstown; and her companion, Leonard Bankes, of Rushville.
  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one daughter, Nancy Emerick (husband Don Emerick of Jacksonville survives), and one son, John Thomas Bowman.
  Mrs. Bowman graduated from Beardstown High School in 1936.  Before she married, she was a kindergarten teacher and after her marriage, she was a full-time wife and mother.
  Funeral services for Florence Bowman were held Friday Nov. 30 at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with Rev. Jerry Houchins of the Lighthouse Church in Beardstown officiating.  Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery.

Obituary of Erma Markley Boyd
died: March 15, 1995
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 17, 1995
Erma Boyd
  BROWNING - Erma Boyd, 86, of Browning died Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Survivors: a son, John Boyd of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Stambaugh of Browning and Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Ray of Washington; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dale Markley of Canton and Wilbert Markley of Lewistown.
  Services: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Browning United Methodist Church. Burial: Browning Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Guy W. Boyd
Peoria Journal Star, February 11, 1998
Guy Boyd
  BROWNING - Guy W. Boyd, 71, of Browning died at 4:55 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9, 1998, at his home.
  Born May 21, 1926, in Browning to Henry M. and Florence McElroy Boyd, he married Lenore Kerska on Jan. 12, 1948, in Virginia, Ill. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bobby (Charlotte) Thompson of Havana and Donna Boyd of Browning; one brother, Burl of Browning; seven sisters, Edna "Jackie" Shilling, Hilda "Babs" Jennings, Nelda Lane, Bula Milham and Glenna Geisler, all of Browning, Estel Vaughn of Albany, Ore., and Edith O'Dell of Phoenix; one granddaughter; two stepgrandsons; and one great-granddaughter. Two brothers and one grandson preceded him in death.
  A World War II Army veteran, he served in the Philippine liberation and the occupation of Japan. He was a member of Astoria American Legion for 43 years.
  He and his brother, Otis, owned and operated Boyd Bros. IGA Grocery for 14 years. He retired in 1984 as a carpenter.
  He was a member of Carpenters Local 644 and a charter member of Browning Fire Department. He was a member of Browning Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at his church. The Rev. Joe Tomich will officiate. Calling hours will be after 4 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or his church.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 11, 1998
Guy W. Boyd
  BROWNING - Guy W. Boyd, 71, of Browning died Monday at his home.
  Survivors: wife, Lenore; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby Joe (Charlotte) Thompson of Havana, and Donna J. Boyd of Browning; a granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; two step-grandsons; a brother, Burl C. Boyd of Browning; seven sisters, Eda Mae "Jackie" Shilling, Hilda "Babs" Jennings, Nelda Lane, Bula Milham, and Glenna Geisler, all of Browning, Estel Vaughn of Albany, Ore., and Edith O'Dell of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews.
  Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Browning Methodist Church. Burial: Browning Cemetery.
  Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Jeffrey "Jeff" Leland Boyd
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 1, 2007
Jeffrey L. Boyd
  MOUNT STERLING - Jeffrey Leland Boyd, age 48, of Mount Sterling passed away at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, April 29, 2007, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born Dec. 31, 1958, in Rushville, the son of William F. and Marlene Von Dissen Boyd. He married Mary Beth Walter on Dec. 31, 1993, in Springfield; she survives.
  Jeff worked for Cargill Meat Solutions in Beardstown. He graduated from Brown County High School with the class of 1977. Jeff was a former member of Cooperstown Christian Church. He also was a member of the Lincoln Land Chapter of ABATE and always enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting mushrooms and fishing, but his greatest joy was spending time with his son.
  Survivors include his wife, Mary Beth Boyd of Mount Sterling; his son, Leland Raymond Boyd at home; his mother and stepfather, Marlene and Tom Spears of Frederick; his father, Bill "Hoppy" Boyd of Springfield; his maternal grandmother, Ione Von Dissen of Rushville; two brothers, Scott Boyd and his wife, Kathy, of Mount Sterling and Chris Boyd and his wife, Stacee, of Meredosia; two nieces, Rachel and Haley Boyd; and three nephews, Ryan, Jacob and Joshua Boyd.
  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Leland "Butch" Von Dissen, who he considered his idol.
  Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2007, at Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, with Pastor Carl Metz officiating. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening, May 1, 2007, at the funeral home. Friends also may call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday.
  Memorials are suggested to the Leland Boyd Education Fund.
  Condolences for the family may be left online at www.hendrickerfh.com.
  Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Jessie Elnora Settles Boyd
Peoria Journal Star, September 27, 2003
Jessie Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - Jessie E. Boyd, 95, of 565 Western Drive died at 2:13 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born July 19, 1908, in Rushville to Harvey and Nora Garrison Settles, she married James R. Boyd in September 1917 {wrong, see below}. He died Oct. 24, 1942.
  She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Cynthia Corbridge; one grandson; three brothers; and three sisters.
  Surviving are one son, Robert of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Jack Settles of Chino Valley, Ariz.; and one sister, Alene Lyon of Downers Grove.
  She owned and operated Boyd's Grocery and was a partner in B&E Fashions dress shop before retiring.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. David Haney will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Hospital or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 27, 2003
Jessie E. Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - Jessie E. Boyd, 95, of Rushville died Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born July 19, 1908, in Rushville the daughter of Harvey and Nora Garrison Settles. She married James R. Boyd in 1927; he died in 1942. A daughter, Cynthia Corbridge, also preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Boyd owned and operated Boyd's Grocery and was a partner in the B&E Fashions dress shop, both in Rushville.
  Survivors: a son, Robert L. Boyd of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Jack Settles of Chino Valley, Ariz.; and a sister, Alene Lyon of Downers Grove.
  Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, David Haney officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Obituary of Lewis Boyd
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 27, 1994
Lewis Boyd
  Lewis Boyd, 86, of Browning, died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  He was born Sept. 6, 1907, in Sheldons Grove, the son of Henry and Florence McElroy Boyd. He married Erma Markley in 1926 in Rushville. Preceding him in death were a daughter, Anna Mae Knous; a son, Teddy Boyd; and a brother, Otis.
  Mr. Boyd farmed in the Browning area, was a self-employed commercial fisherman, a livestock producer, and a guide for duck hunters along the Illinois River. He also worked at Schuyler-Brown Farm Service in Rushville, Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown and for the Illinois Department of Conservation. He was a member of Browning United Methodist Church and the Bushnell Gun Club.
  Surviving are his wife, Erma; a son, John of Springfield; two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Stambaugh of Browning and Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Ray of Washington; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Guy Boyd and Burl C. Boyd, both of Browning; seven sisters, Edna Mae "Jackie" Schilling, Hildreth "Babs" Jennings and Mrs. Carlyle (Nelda) Lane, all of Browning; Estel Vaughn of Albany, Ore., Beulah Millham and Glenna Geisler, both of Crestview, Fla., and Edith O'Dell of Scottsdale, Ariz.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Browning United Methodist Church, the Rev. Harold Hedden officiating. Burial will follow in the Browning Cemetery.
  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, May 27, 1994
Lewis Boyd
  BROWNING - Lewis Boyd, 86, of Browning died at 12:55 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Sept. 6, 1907, in Sheldons Grove to Henry and Florence McElroy Boyd, he married Erma Markley on Dec. 18, 1926, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Stambaugh of Browning and Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Ray of Washington; one son, John of Springfield; two brothers, Guy and Burl C., both of Browning; seven sisters, Edna Mae "Jackie" Schilling, Hildreth "Babs" Jennings and Mrs. Carlyle (Nelda) Lane, all of Browning, Estel Vaughn of Albany, Ore., Beulah Millham and Glenna Geisler, both of Crestview, Fla., and Edith O'Dell of Scottsdale, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Anna Mae Knous, one son, Teddy, and one brother preceded him in death.
  He farmed in the Browning area. He was a self-employed fisherman, livestock producer and a guide for duck hunters. He worked at Schuyler-Brown Farm Service in Rushville, Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown and for the Illinois Department of Conservation.
  He was a member of the Bushnell Gun Club.
  He was a member of Browning United Methodist Church, where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Harold Hedden will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituary of Marjorie Robeson Boyd
Peoria Journal Star, April 11, 1997
Marjorie Boyd
  RUSHVILLE -- Marjorie Boyd, 84, of 120 E. Adams St. died at 4:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 1997, at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Aug. 16, 1912, in rural Pleasant View to Jacob Lee and Elsie Loring Robeson, she married Harold R. Boyd on Aug. 15, 1936, in Rushville. He survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Joan) Ewing of Rushville; one son, Dick of Littleton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Anstine of Macomb and Louise Legg of Denver. She was preceded in death by two sisters and two brothers.
  She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. Sidney Crowcroft and Scott Henley 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 her church.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 11, 1997
Marjorie Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - Marjorie Boyd, 84, of Rushville died Thursday at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
  Survivors: husband, Harold R.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry (Joan) Ewing of Rushville; a son, Dick Boyd of Littleton; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dorothy Anstine of Macomb and Louise Legg of Denver, Colo.
  Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Littleton United Methodist Church. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Teddy "Ted" LeRoy Boyd
Peoria Journal Star, April 11, 1993, Page: C14
Teddy Boyd
  BROWNING - Teddy L. "Ted" Boyd, 65, of Rushville, formerly of Browning, died at 12:41 p.m. Friday, April 9, 1993, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Jan. 8, 1928, in Fulton County to Lewis and Erma Markley Boyd, he married Donna Croxton on Dec. 11, 1959, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are his parents of Browning; one son, Teddy L. of Oklahoma City; one brother, John L. of Springfield; two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Stambaugh of Browning and Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Ray of Washington; and three grandsons. One sister preceded him in death.
  He was a miner at Amex Coal Mine in Vermont for 24 years, retiring in 1986. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America. He also farmed in Browning.
  A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4. He was a member of Central Christian Church in Browning, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mark Bledsoe will officiate.
  Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, where military rites will be accorded at 8 p.m. by Schuyler American Legion. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 11, 1993
Teddy L. Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - Teddy L. "Ted" Boyd, 65, of Rushville, formerly of Browning, died at 12:41 p.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Central Christian Church, Browning, with burial in Browning Cemetery.
  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Donna Croxton Boyd; a son, Teddy L. of Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandsons; his parents, Lewis and Erma Boyd of Browning; a brother, John L. of Springfield; and two sisters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Stambaugh of Browning and Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Ray of Washington, Ill.

Death Notice of Vail O. Boyd
died: April 26, 1989
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, April 28, 1989
Vail O. Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - Vail O. Boyd, 67, of Rushville died at 8:04 p.m. Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Verna; one son, Bill of Rushville; one daughter, Diana Estes of Rushville; four grandchildren; and one brother, Harold of Rushville.
  Note: Vail is the son of Willis Boyd and Elva Winters, married Verna Johnson, daughter of Hart "Doc" Johnson and Mabel Howard.

Obituary of William "Doug" Douglas Boyd
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 4, 2003
William D. Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - William Douglas "Doug" Boyd, 54, of Rushville died Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born March 27, 1949, in Rushville, the son of Robert and Jane Wilmot Boyd. He married Teresa Reed in 1973 in Macomb.
  Mr. Boyd graduated from Western Illinois University in 1976 and was manager of information systems for Prince Agri Products in Quincy.
  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he had served as liturgist, and was active in Boy Scouts. He also directed the Big River Swing Machine jazz band and the Methodist Church band. He was a member of Phoenix Opera House board of directors.
  Survivors: wife, Teresa; two sons, Lt. Jamie (wife, Jitka) Boyd of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and Jack Boyd; a daughter, Jennie Boyd of Rushville; father, Robert "Bob" Boyd of Springfield; mother, Jane (husband, Chalmer) Wendling of Rushville; grandmother, Jessie Boyd of Rushville; four brothers, James (wife, Linda) Boyd of Fort Worth, Texas, Jon (wife, Marilyn) and Tom (wife, Jennifer) Boyd, both of Chicago, and Craig (wife, Brenda) Boyd of Jacksonville; and a sister, Mindy (husband, Danny) Crum of Rushville.
  Services: 2 p.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Mary Arnold, the Rev. Paul Arnold and David Haney officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Peoria Journal Star, July 4, 2003
'Doug' Boyd
  RUSHVILLE - William Douglas ''Doug'' Boyd, 54, of 308 E. Lafayette St. died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born March 27, 1949, in Rushville to Robert and Jane Wilmot Boyd, he married Teresa Reed on Nov. 17, 1973, in Macomb. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Lt. James (and Jitka) of Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C., and Jack of Rushville; one daughter, Jennie Boyd of Rushville; his father of Springfield; his mother, Jane (and Chalmer) Wendling of Rushville; his grandmother, Jessie Boyd of Rushville; four brothers, James (and Linda) of Fort Worth, Texas, Jon (and Marilyn) and Tom (and Jennifer), both of Chicago, and Craig (and Brenda) of Jacksonville; and one sister, Mindy (and Danny) Crum of Rushville.
  A 1976 graduate of Western Illinois University, he was a manager of information systems for Prince Agri Products in Quincy.
  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, where he served as a liturgist and directed the church band. A musician, he also directed the Big River Swing Machine jazz band.
  He also was a member of Phoenix Opera House Board of Directors and Scripps Park Golf League.
  He had been active in the Boy Scouts for many years.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church. The Revs. Mary and Paul Arnold and David Haney will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, where family visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, Downstate Illinois Affiliate Inc., 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526.

Obituary of Harold R. Boyd
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Worthington Funeral home Obituary
Harold R. Boyd
  Harold R. Boyd, 92, of 120 E. Adams St., Rushville, formerly of Littleton, passed away at 7:10 p.m. Friday, November 10, 2006 at the Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
  He was born on Monday, February 23, 1914 at home in Littleton Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Willis and Elva Winters Boyd.  He married Marjorie Robeson August 15, 1936 in Rushville.  She passed away April 10, 1997.
  Surviving is a daughter, Joan Ewing & husband Jerry of Rushville; a son, Dick Boyd & wife Patti of Littleton, IL; four grandchildren, Eric Ewing & wife Stephanie, Terri Ewing Harrell, Rick Boyd & wife Sue, Lissa Boyd; seven great grandchildren, Matthew & Jennifer Ewing, Emily & Erica Harrell, Katherine & J. R. Boyd, and Will Boyd.  He was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Vail Boyd.
  Harold was a life long Littleton area farmer and a member of the Schuyler Co. Farm Bureau.  He also was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church, serving as Sunday School Superintendent for many years; was a 50 year member of Littleton Lodge #766 and Rushville Lodge #9, A.F. & A.M.; was Chairman of the Schuyler County ASCS Committee for many years; and was a former member of the Littleton School Board and after the county school consolidation served on the Schuyler Community School Board.  He was named Schuyler County Master Farmer in 1993.
  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 14, 2006 at the Littleton United Methodist Church with Rev. Dixie Croxton and Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials may be given to the Littleton United Methodist Church, Culbertson Memorial Hospital, or Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Obituary of James Harold Bradbury
Peoria Journal Star, February 4, 2003
James Bradbury
  PEORIA HEIGHTS - James Harold Bradbury, 70, of Rose Garden Care Center died there at 2:35 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003.
  He was born May 9, 1932, in Ripley to James W. and Jennie Welch Bradbury.
  Surviving are two nephews, Robert (and Connie) Rigler and Kenny (and Sharon) Rigler, both of Pekin.
  He was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
  He last worked for Parc from 1985 to 2000 and previously worked at TCRC for several years.
  He was a member of Bethel Temple Church in East Peoria.
  Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Rushville Cemetery in Rushville. Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin chapel.
  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Midwest Affiliate or any charity.

Obituary of James W. Bradbury
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 11, 2004
James W. Bradbury
  QUINCY - James W. Bradbury, 83, of Quincy, formerly of Mount Sterling, died Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004, at Good Samaritan Home in Quincy.
  He was born April 2, 1921, in Brown County, the son of James Lewis and Mary Anna Curtis Bradbury. He married Grace Mae Bunfill in 1944 in Schuyler County; they later divorced.
  Mr. Bradbury attended Versailles schools and earned his GED. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, serving in the South Pacific. He worked as a salesman and warehouse manager for Moorman Manufacturing, retiring in 1975. He was a board member of the Mount Sterling Senior Citizen Center, serving as information and assistance director from 1994-98. He was a member of the Mount Sterling VFW and served as coordinator of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. He delivered Meals On Wheels and volunteered at Heritage Manor Nursing Home. He was of the Baptist faith.
  Survivors: two children, Barbara (husband, Gary) Brinker of New London, Mo., and Bill (wife, Cathy) Bradbury of Rochester Hills, Mich.; two grandchildren; sister, Frances (husband, Earl) Edlin of Versailles; many nieces and nephews; and former wife, Grace Mae.
  Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, the Rev. Keith Bunfill officiating. Burial: Hersman Cemetery.

Obituary of Norman Bradley II
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 6, 2002
Norman Bradley
  ROCK ISLAND - Norman Bradley, 80, of Rock Island, formerly of Clayton, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2002, at the River Park Health Care Center in Rock Island.
  He was born Jan. 19, 1922, in Mount Sterling, the son of Norman and Anna Armstrong Bradley. He married Wilma June Fretueg in 1941 in Palmyra, Mo.; she preceded him in death in 1999.
  Mr. Bradley worked for John Deere Davenport Works for 32 years, retiring in 1983. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline and UAW Local 281.
  Survivors: a daughter, Linda McDaniel of East Moline; three grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; seven brothers, Russell Bradley of Meredosia, Virgil (wife, Nina) Bradley of Liberty, Thomas (wife, Mary) Armstrong of Rushville, Terry (wife, Linda) Bradley of Chapin, Vernie Bradley of Florida, and Bill and Ronald Bradley, both of Beardstown; and a sister, Lillian (husband, George) Cookson of Quincy.
  Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling, the Rev. John Laux officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery in Camp Point.
  Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling and Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary in East Moline are in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Wilma "June" June Fretueg Bradley
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 27, 1999
Wilma June Bradley
  MOUNT STERLING - Wilma June Bradley, 75, of Moline died Tuesday, Aug. 24, 1999, at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
  She was born June 15, 1924, in Brown County, the daughter of Charley and Dessa Fegley Fretueg. She married Norman Bradley in 1941 in Palmyra, Mo.
  Two sons preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Bradley was a nurse at the former Lutheran Hospital in Moline. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Moline.
  Survivors: husband, Norman of Carlinville; a daughter, Linda Bradley McDaniel of Moline; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling, the Rev. Joe Eckman officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point.

Death Notice for Sarah Ann Brazelton
The Rushville Times, January 30, 1857
Sarah Ann Brazelton
   Died on Thursday 29th January. Sarah Ann, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Brazelton.

Obituary of Alice R. Phillips Breeden
died: October 16, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, October 17, 1987, Page: 36
Alice R. Breeden
  BROWNING - Alice R. Breeden, 81, of Browning died at 4:10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Medical Center.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Central Christian Church in Browning, with burial in Browning Cemetery.
  Roby Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Hazel Hinbaugh Breeden
Rushville Times, November 1982
Hazel Breeden Laid to Rest Wednesday
  Hazel Breeden 66, of the Snyder Vaugh Haven Nursing Home in Rushville passed away Sunday November 14, 1982 at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  She was born April 19, 1916 to Clark and Anna Brooks Hinbaugh and in 1941 was united in marriage to Vancil Breeden. He died in 1961.
  She is survived by a 1/2 sister Helen Johnson of Florida; numerous nieces and nephews.
  Funeral Services were held 11:00a.m. Wednesday, November 17, 1982 at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. Rev. Harvey Anderson officiated. Mary Keller played comforting organ selections. Pallbearers were Max Breeden, Roger Breeden, Jack Breeden, Glen Drake, Don and Lloyd Toland. Burial was in the Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth.

Burial of Jackson "Jack" Breeden
Jackson Breeden
  The remains of Jack Breeden, an old and well known resident of Schuyler and Mason Counties were interred in the Sheldon Grove Cemetery Sunday.

Obituary for Maggie L. Carnes Breen
The Rushville Times, Rushville, IL, December 29, 1937
Former Birmingham Lady Died In Macomb, Dec. 25
    Mrs. Maggie L. Carnes-Breen, widow of William Breen and a former resident of Schuyler county, died Christmas morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dwight Reed, in Macomb, after an illness of six months duration. Her age was seventy-three years.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. M. Bloomer of Macomb, were held Monday afternoon at the Brooklyn M. E. church. Interment was in the Blackburn cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the service:
    A daughter of J. B. and Martha (Boyce) Carnes, she was born November 16, 1864, near Doddsville. On April 5, 1882, she was united in marriage to William Breen, who preceded her in death. To this union were born seven children, one of whom, Chester, pre-deceased her. Those surviving her are: Mrs. Charles Curtis, Macomb; Shirley Breen, Birmingham; Hancel Breen, Macomb; Mrs. Dwight Reed, Macomb; Mrs. Mans Reed, Macomb; Geneva Lambert, Birmingham. Also surviving are two brothers, George F. and Charles Carnes, and a sister, Minta Harris, all of Coffeyville, Kansas.

Obituary of Mary E. Griffith Brett
Peoria Journal Star, March 27, 1997
Mary Brett
  RUSHVILLE - Mary E. Griffith Brett, 89, of Rockford, formerly of Rushville, died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 1997, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
  Born Oct. 6, 1907, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, to Elmer and Henrietta Nell Griffith, she married Floyd Brett on Aug. 9, 1934, in Pecatonica. He died Feb. 15, 1982. She also was preceded in death by one sister.
  Surviving are one niece, Jeanette Taylor Downs of Rushville; and three nephews, Kenneth E. Taylor of Peoria, Myron H. Taylor of Liberty and David L. Taylor of Lafayette, Colo.
  A graduate of the University of Illinois, she was an educator until she retired. She owned and managed her farm in Woodstock Township in Schuyler County.
  She was a summer resident of Minnesota. She was a member of the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center, Audubon Society and the Arbor Day Foundation.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Palm Cemetery west of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to the Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.

Obituary of Florence E. Wisecup Bricker
Peoria Journal Star, August 5, 1995
Florence Bricker
  RUSHVILLE - Florence E. Bricker, 64, of Rushville died at 2:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 4, 1995, at her home.
  Born Oct. 11, 1930, in Rushville to Robert N. "Bunk" and Helen E. Walker Wisecup, she married Charles Bricker on April 24, 1964, in Rushville. He survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Larry of Rushville; three daughters, Martha Rockwell of Rushville, Bette Bricker of Macomb and Mrs. Larry (Linda) Sample of Lebanon, Ore.; one brother, Tom Wisecup of Rushville; and nine grandchildren. One son, Charles W. "Buck," one daughter, Marilyn Bricker, one brother and one sister preceded her in death.
  She was a cook and waitress at restaurants in Rushville and Beardstown. She was a member of Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary and the Gold Star Mothers. She was active with Boy Scouts, serving on the troop committee for seven years.
  Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Larry Childers will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice or St. Jude Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

Obituary of Max L. Briggs
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Max L. Briggs
  Max L. Briggs, 72, of Rushville, passed away at 2:01 PM Saturday, November 25, 2006 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born on June 15, 1934 in Schuyler County, Illinois the son of the late Rex M. and Wilma (Lickey) Briggs.  He married Marlene Hulvey on March 24, 1954, in Rushville and she survives.
  Also surviving are a son Roderick L. Briggs and wife Penny of Fernandina Beach, Florida and a daughter Lynn Ann Durso and husband Tom of Macomb, four grandchildren Jonathan Briggs, Kyle Briggs, Mandi O’Hara and Chad Brown, his beloved dog Heidi and several nieces and nephews.
  A 1952 graduate of Rushville High School, he was a meat cutter at Rexroat’s Grocery in Rushville for 15 years.  He worked for International Harvestor in Canton for 18 years before the company changed its name to Navistar International in Indianapolis, Indiana and he was transferred where he worked for 11 ½ years retiring in 1994.  He was a member of Bethany Bible Church near Camden.  After retirement, he helped with the Ansel Bartlett farm north of Rushville.  He enjoyed appreciating automobiles, traveling and spending winters in Texas, where he was a member of a billard’s league.  He had a quick wit and enjoyed funny jokes.
  Services will be at 1:00 PM Wednesday, November 29, 2006  at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Carl Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.   Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church in Rushville.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.woodfh.net.

Obituary of Betty May Hoole Briney
Peoria Journal Star, December 16, 2000
Betty Briney
  RUSHVILLE - Betty May Hoole Briney, 81, of Rushville died at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  Born May 16, 1919, in Astoria to Floyd and Lucy Mercer Hoole, she married Wilburn R. Briney on Feb. 26, 1935, in Rushville. He died Nov. 7, 1994.
  Surviving are two sons, Paul (and Sally) of Chatham and Homer (and Fran) of Rushville; a half brother, John Hoole of Boulder City, Nev.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one great-greatgrandson.
  She farmed with her husband.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, Schuyler Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and Beardstown Business and Professional Women.
  She was a member of a bowling team in Beardstown for several years.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at her church. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 16, 2000
Betty M. Briney
  RUSHVILLE - Betty Mae Hoole Briney, 81, of Rushville died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
  She was born May 16, 1919, in Astoria, the daughter of Floyd and Lucy Mercer Hoole. She married Wilburn R. Briney in 1935 in Rushville; he preceded her in death in 1994.
  Mrs. Briney was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, Schuyler Chapter Order of the Eastern Star 694, and the Beardstown Business and Professional Women.
  Survivors: two sons, Paul (wife, Sally) Briney of Chatham and Homer (wife, Fran) Briney of Rushville, six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and a half brother, John Hoole of Boulder City, Nev.
  Services: 11 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church in Rushville, the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.
  Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Beulah I. Stambaugh Shaw Briney
Peoria Journal Star, June 28, 1999
Beulah Briney
  ASTORIA - Beulah I. Briney, 86, of Astoria died at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born March 13, 1913, in Bader to Henry William and Mary Ellen Stroops Stambaugh, she married Dean Ray Shaw on Feb. 22, 1932, in Rushville. He died on Dec. 14, 1940. She married Herschel Briney on Sept. 8, 1956, in Havana. He died on July 31, 1980. Also preceding her in death were four brothers and five sisters.
  Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
  She was a member of Schuyler County Farm Bureau.
  She graduated from Haas Beauty School in Beardstown in 1942. She owned and operated Beulah's Beauty Shop in Astoria for 13 years.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home. The Rev. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria Township Cemetery Association.

Obituary of Wilburn R. Briney
Peoria Journal Star, November 9, 1994
Wilburn Briney
  RUSHVILLE - Wilburn R. Briney, 77, of Rushville died at 3:55 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 1994, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Dec. 28, 1916, in Hickory Township, Schuyler County, to John and Charolette Shaw Briney, he married Betty Hoole on Feb. 26, 1935, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Paul of Chatham and Homer of Rushville; one brother, Ralph of Astoria; two sisters, Helen Snyder Criser of Mesa, Ariz., and Esther Chu of LaVerne, Calif.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. One sister and two brothers preceded him in death.
  He was a farmer in Schuyler County. He was the founding president of Farmers Terminal Grain Co. in Frederick and served on the board of Crane Creek Drainage District.
  He was a member of Rushville Rotary Club and Beardstown Elks Lodge 1007. He was past president of Beardstown Rotary Club and served on the Schuyler County School Board.
  He was a member of Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM; Rushville Commandery 56; Quincy Consistory, Lusk Chapter 20; Illinois Valley Shrine; Ansar Shrine of Springfield; and the Order of Eastern Star, Schuyler Chapter 694.
  He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, with a Masonic service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Obituary of Woodrow Briney
Peoria Journal Star, May 9, 1995
Woodrow Briney
  IPAVA - Woodrow Briney, 81, of 6060 N. Birney Road died at 1:27 a.m. Monday, May 8, 1995, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born Nov. 21, 1913, in Schuyler County to Grover and Golda Dixon Briney, he married Meryle Rose on June 29, 1935, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Gary of Sayre, Pa., and Kent of Washington, Ill.; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Luther (Virginia) Beck of Astoria; and two brothers, John of Havana and James of Indianapolis. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
  He farmed in the Astoria area since 1947. He was a member and past president of the Astoria Community School Board.
  He was a member of Astoria United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Collis Trone and the Rev. Lance Leeds will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Summum Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church.

Obituay of Julia M. Hulvey Brookhart
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 3, 2001, page 15, column 3
Julia Brookhart
  Julia M. Brookhart, 84, of Table Grove, died Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital Macomb.
  She was born July 24, 1917, in Table Grove, the daughter of John H. and Eileen Howard Hulvey.
  She married Eldon L. Brookhart on April 17, 1965, in Kahoka, Mo.  He survives.
  She also is survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  She was preceded in death by one sister, Raelene Griffith.
  She was a graduate of the Peoria Beauty College, and was a beautician for 50 years.  She was a 55-year member of the Ipava Eastern Star, member of the Table Grove American Legion Auxiliary 413, and a member of Table Grove Community Church.
  Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 1, at Table Grove Community Church with Rev. Frank Bush officiating.  Burial was in Harris Cemetery at Table Grove.  Kost Memorial Home was in charge of the service.
  Memorials may be made to Table Grove Legion Auxiliary No. 413, or Table Grove Rescue Squad.

Obituary of Alvin "Al" E. Brown
Peoria Journal Star,  February 8, 2005
Alvin Brown
  HAVANA - Alvin E. Brown, 91, of Havana died at 6:29 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at Mason District Hospital.
  Born March 22, 1913, in Chicago to Elmer and Elizabeth Klopsch Brown, he married Eleanor Bernard on Aug. 6, 1938, in Chicago. She died in 1995.
  Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (and Gerald) Sawyer of Havana and Carol Mandich of Dyer, Ind.; two sons, Robert (and Eileen) of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and David (and Lilia) of Hawaii; one brother, John "Bud" (and Katie) of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
  He was a foreman for Amoco Oil refinery in Indiana for 40 years, retiring in 1974. He was of the Lutheran faith.
  A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Concordia Cemetery Chapel in Hammond, Ind. There will be no visitation.
  Cremation will be accorded. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Mission of Hope, 627 S. Schrader, Havana, IL 62644.

St. Petersburg Times, February 9, 2005
  BROWN, ALVIN "AL," 91, of Largo, died Thursday (Feb. 3, 2005) at the Mason District Hospital, Havana, Ill.
  He lived many years in Chicago and came here after retiring in 1974 from Amoco Refinery, in Whiting, Ind., where he worked for more than 40 years. He was a private pilot. He was a blood donor and a
volunteer at local hospitals.
  Survivors include two daughters, Carol Mandich, Dyer, Ind., and Barbara Sawyer, Havana; two sons, Robert, Fernandina Beach, and David, Hawaii; a brother, John, Mount Juliet, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, Peoria, Ill.
 

Obituary of John Roland Brown
Brown County Democrat Message, Mt. Serling, Illinois, June 14, 1890
Death
  John Roland Brown, was born in Scott county, Ky., February 29, 1824, and came to this county in 1837.
  His first marriage occurred in 1844, and by his first wife he was the father of four daughters.  His first wife died in 1866 and July 4, 1869, he was again married, the last wife with the daughters surviving.
  Mr. Brown was ill but three days, dying of blood poisoning at his home six miles east of Mt. Sterling, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon, June 1.
  He was well known and universally esteemed by friends, neighbors and acquaintances.
  The funeral occurred from Logan Creek church at 2:30 p.m., June 2.  Elder Bridges conducting the services. 

Death of William Brown
The Illinoian Star Daily Edition, Beardstown, IL, June 4, 1903
Death of William Brown
  At 10:45 last evening Wm. Brown, one of the old residents of the city, passed to the last resting place of humanity.  He was born in Manchester, England, January 28, 1819.  He has resided here the greater part of his life.  For some time past his physcial frame has given indications of an early dissoulution, so that his death has not been wholly unexpected.  His illness has been within the past three weeks.  His wife preceded him to the beyond about a year.
  His life has been one of activity and industry.  He was a man who was intelligent on general subjects, intensely interested in the affairs that led to the line of enterprise and advancement, a mechanic of no ordinary ability.  He leaves a family of children grown to manhood and womanhood, composed of James Brown, Mrs. John Osmer, of their city; Mrs. A. G. Beach, of Moline; Mrs. Chas. Hiles, of Camden; Mrs. Ellen Melvin, Chicago; Mrs. Emma Beaston, Kewanee.
  submitted by: Tammie Brown

Obituary of Alpheus Brown
The Rushville Times, Thursday, December 27, 1906
PIONEER RESIDENTS DEAD
Two of Schuyler's Old Time Citizens Pass to the World Beyond.
  Sunday evening, December 23, Elder Alpheus Brown, Rushville's pioneer minister, and one of its oldest and most respected residents, passed to his reward.  A man of iron, constitution and indomitable will, he lived long and lived well.  His mind was clear and active to the last, and his closing hours were sustained by his unwavering trust in the Master whom he had served faithfully for so many years.
  About an hour before the end he began a quotation from the 23d. Psalm: "Tho I walk thru the valley of the shadow of death," he repeated, but his voice failed him, and when his daughter completed the verse-"I will fear no evil, for thou art with me"-he nodded his head and whispered, "That's what I wanted to say."  In the words of the Psalmist, surely he "will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
  Alpheus Brown was born near Utica, Ohio, Nov. 21,1814.  When twelve years of age he was left an orphan and thrown entirely upon his own resources; but he knew how to work, and did it.  He never enjoyed the benefits of a school education, but learned to read the bible by the light of the fire-place after his hard day's labor with the axe.  His wife was his teacher.  He cut cord-wood for 37 ½ cents a cord and split rails at 50 cents a hundred; in harvest he worked for 75 cents a day, from sun to sun, and boarded himself.
  From the age of nineteen he exhorted and preached occasionally up to the time of his ordination in the year 1845; thus he was for over sixty years an active minister of the gospel.  The greater portion of his ministry was in Missouri and in the Military Tract of Illinois.
  Mr. Brown first located in Rushville in the year 1846.  At this time he was working at the carpenter trade, and his first work was done on the old Ramsey mill, destroyed by fire a few years ago.  In those early days itinerand ministers were expected to preach for nothing and board themselves; but he was one of those sturdy pioneer ministers who were not daunted by rigorous service.
  In 1849 he received an appointment to the Christian Church at Ripley, and thru his efforts the building was erected which until recently was occupied as a place of worship by the congregation there.  From Ripley he went to Perry, Ill. and there, too, built a church, devoting all that was possible of his time and energies to the upbuilding of his Master's kingdom at that place.  For two years he preached at Lexington, Indiana, and then returned to Perry, where he engaged in the mercantile business for three years.  But his greatest delight was in the work of the Lord, and he gave up his business to accept a call to the Christian church at Louisiana, Mo.  In later years he was stationed at a number of places in Missouri and in 1876 he returned to Rushville, where he resided until his death.
  October 23, 1834, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Susan Moriarty at Mt. Gilead, Ohio.  Five children were born to this union, only one of whom survives - Mrs. Sarah Walker of Perry, Ill.  On April 11, 1844, Mr. Brown was united in marriage to Miss Mildred Snow of Lexington, Indiana, and one of the three children born to them Harvey A. Brown of Mt. Vernon, Ill., is the only one living.  Mr. Brown was married for the third time, June 28, 1849, to Miss Rhoda H. Hardy, and after fifty-two years the union of hearts was unbroken, she departing this life August 18, 1901.  Mrs. S. D. Foster is the only surviving child of this marriage and it was with her that Mr. Brown spent his remaining years.
  The funeral was conducted by Brothers M. W. Greer and M. L. Hostetter at the late residence.  A short service was also held at Bethany, where the internment took place.  The following lines were read at the funeral:

Somewhere, away in the depths of blue,
Where the stars of God eternally shine;
Where suns and systems circle true-
True to the will of the great Divine.

Somewhere, up in the measureless dome,
Beyond the power of the eye to see,
Is the city of Gold-Eternal Home-
Where he is waiting for you and me.

Waiting and watching within the gate,
Beckoning to us with loving hands,
While we in the dust and the shadows wait
The will of the One who understands.

He did not dread to pass the portal,
But patiently waited the chastening rod,
To call his soul to the life immortal
Where souls a-weary shall rest with God.

Good-by; but oh, it is not forever
We say good-by as we turn away;
We shall be rejoined, no more to sever
At the trumpet's sounding, the final day.
  Submitted by Daran Brown <daran.brown@worldnet.att.net>

Obituary of Leta F. Robeson Bryan
Peoria Journal Star, December 18, 1993, Page: C10
LETA BRYAN
  MACOMB - Leta F. Bryan, 67, of 643 N. Edwards died at 3:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 17, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
  Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Macomb to Lawrence and Gertrude Quinn Robeson, she married Wayne Bryan on Feb. 7, 1954. He survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Bill Robinson and Carl Naylor, both of Macomb, and Bob Naylor of Canton; three sisters, Lura Mason and Eva Allen, both of Macomb, and Peggy Robinson of Silvis; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
  She worked for Illinois State Police in Macomb, retiring in 1989. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Macomb and Macomb Women's Bowling Association.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Seabaugh will officiate. Calling hours will be after 1 p.m. Sunday and visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
  Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, McDonough County Chapter.

Obituary of Mildred L. Purman Bucy
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, February 6, 2002, page 15, column 4
Mildred Bucy
  Mildred L. Bucy, 85, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
  She was born Feb. 24, 1916, in Lewistown, the daughter of Charles B. and Blanche (Cozine) Purman.  She married Dwight E. Bucy July 11, 1936 in Peoria.  He preceded her in death April 8, 1990.
  She was also preceded in death by a sister, Faye Sill.
  She is survived by one daughter, Linda (husband, Jerry) Schisler of Astoria; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was a homemaker and member of the Astoria United Methodist Church.
  Services were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2002, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with the Rev. Marian Stone officiating.  Internment was in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lewistown.
  Memorials may be made to the Astoria United Methodist Church.

Obituary of W. "Lee" L. Bunfill
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W. L. "Lee" Bunfill
  W. L. (Lee) Bunfill, age 75, of Fayetteville, AR and formerly of Jacksonville and Rushville, Illinois, died at home on January 29, 2007.
  He was born November 7, 1931 in Schuyler County, IL the son of Fred and Marie (DeWitt) Bunfill.  He married Ethel Lee Dunlap on October 19, 1952 and they later divorced.
  Lee is survived by two sisters, Lorraine Unger of Ava, MO, Carol (husband Arthur) Van Gerpen of LaHabra, CA; three daughters, Patty (husband Stan) Krushas of Edwardsville, IL, Sandy Johnson of Southwest Harbor, ME, Mary Ann (husband Chuck) Smith of Glen Carbon, IL; two sons, Doug (wife Johanna) Bunfill of Bluffs, IL, David (wife Sarah) Bunfill of Arenzville, IL; four grandsons, five granddaughters, two step-granddaughters and two great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother M. Glenn (surviving wife Betty) Bunfill of Gainesville, MO
  He served in the U.S. Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War and received an honorable discharge.  Upon his return he began a 30-year career in the freight business as a truck driver, first with Rushville Truck Lines and then Jacksonville, Springfield Transportation Co. (JSP) and Orschelin Bros. Trucking in Jacksonville.  After his retirement from truck driving, he drove a school bus, serving Jacksonville and Arkansas public schools totaling 21 years.  During his tenure as a professional driver he also owned and operated a lawn mowing business serving customers in Jacksonville and Fayetteville.
  He enjoyed gardening and collecting antiques, but his passion was his toy tractor collection.  He took great pride in finding different and unique pieces to add to his collection and display.  He will be remembered as the man with “the little toy house”.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, February 3, 2007 at Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Arthur Van Gerpen officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by US Army Military Honor Guard and the Schuyler American Legion Post # 4.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Friday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to Washington Regional Hospice, 34 Colt Square, Fayetteville, AR 72703.

Obituary of Verna L. Smith Burke
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 6, 2005
Verna L. Burke
  RUSHVILLE - Verna L. Burke, 80, of Rushville died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  She was born Jan. 1, 1925, in Ray, the daughter of Andrew Jackson and Lela Sipes Smith. She married Harlan Leroy Burke in 1947 in Olathe, Kan.; he died in 1964.
  Mrs. Burke worked at Mickleberry's in Rushville and operated a home day care for children. She attended First Presbyterian Church in Rushville and was a member of Women of the Moose and a women's bowling league.
  Survivors: two sons, Michael and Joe (wife, Terri) Burke, both of Rushville; daughter, Patti (husband, Don) Welch of Macomb; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sister, Marcella Long of Virginia.
  Cremation will be accorded following services.
  Services: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Sue Coller officiating. Interment: at a later date, Rushville City Cemetery.

Obituary of Barbara J. Galloway Burton
Peoria Journal Star, January 4, 1996
Barbara Burton
  BROWNING -- Barbara J. Burton, 65, of Browning died at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Jan. 9, 1930, in Rushville to Grover and Helen Parker Galloway, she married Gene Burton on Feb. 15, 1948, in Mount Sterling. He survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Charles of Rushville, and Paul and Jeff, both of Browning; two brothers, Donald Galloway and James Arlin Galloway, both of Mount Sterling; one sister, Frances Brodenkircher of Mount Sterling; five grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson. One infant daughter, one sister, one brother and one grandson preceded her in death.
  She taught first and second grades at Browning Grade School for 14 years, retiring in 1991. She was a member of Central Christian Church in Browning, where she taught Sunday school and played the organ. She was a member of Schuyler County Home Extension and the former Rebekah Lodge. She was co-leader of the Mud Valley Luckies 4-H Club.
  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at her church. Jon Ashworth, Greg Parker, Don Bowman and Chris Burdette will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

Obituary of Mabel E. Hoyt Burton
Peoria Journal Star, March 14, 1997
Mabel Burton
  BROWNING - Mabel E. Burton, 97, of Browning died at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 1997, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.
  Born Aug. 22, 1899, in Adams county to B. F. and Jennie Mae Bottoroff Hoyt, she married Arlie H. Burton on Feb. 22, 1921, in Quincy. He died on April 15, 1972. One granddaughter; one great-grandson; two brothers, Harold and Earl Hoyt; and one sister, Lois Wier, also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two sons, Gene of Browning and Richard of Durham, N.C.; one daughter, Virginia Combs of Rushville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  She was a schoolteacher and had taught at the Browning and Ridgeville schools in Schuyler County and the Hog Jaw School, located south of Augusta.
  She was a member of the Central Christian Church in Browning, where she played the organ and piano for more than 70 years. She also was a member of the Schuyler County Home Extension, the Rebakahs and Royal Neighbors.
  Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Central Christian Church in Browning. The Rev. Greg Parker will officiate. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to her church or the Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 14, 1997
Mabel E. Burton
  BROWNING - Mabel E. Burton, 97, of Browning died Wednesday at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility, Rushville.
  Survivors: two sons, Gene Burton of Browning and Richard Burton of Durham, N.C.; a daughter, Virginia Combs of Rushville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
  Services: 3 p.m. Sunday, Central Christian Church, Browning. Burial: Browning Cemetery.
  Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Michael Ross Busby
Peoria Journal Star, May 18, 2004, Page: B5
Michael Busby
  RUSHVILLE - A memorial service for Michael Ross Busby, 54, of rural Rushville will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church of Rushville. The Revs. Mary and Paul Arnold will officiate.
  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  He was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, May 16, 2004, in Schuyler County.
  He died in a tractor accident in a field near his home.
  Born Sept. 18, 1949, in Rushville to James Ivan and Rose Marie Dean Busby, he married Sharyl Sargent on Dec. 16, 1972, in Rushville. She died Jan. 25, 1976. He married Janice King on Feb. 9, 1979, in Rushville.
  Surviving are his mother of Rushville; one daughter, Sara (and Christopher) Tubbs of Festus, Mo.; and one son, Ross of Barnhart, Mo.
  He was preceded in death by his father, one infant brother and one sister.
  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
  He received a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in Normal.
  He was a farmer all his life and also worked at DOT Foods in Mount Sterling.
  Memorials may be made to Schuyler County E.M.S. or to his church.

Obituary of Lulus Burnett Huett Butcher
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 21, 2001, page 17, column 4
Lulus Butcher
  Lulus Huett Butcher, 101, of Astoria, formerly of Boonville, Ind., died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at the Astoria Manor in Astoria.
  She was born March 23, 1900, in Posey County, Ind., to the late William H. and Sarah Grace Taylor Burnett.  She married Millard Fillmore Huett, Nov. 29, 1916, in Posey County, Ind.  He died in 1952.  She then married Charles L. Butcher Sept. 29, 1956, in Rockport, Ind.  He died in 1982.
  Surviving are two sons, Donald Huett (wife Betty) of Boonville, Ind., Robert Huett (wife Marilyn) of Evansville, Ind.; a daughter-in-law, Vera E. Huett of Rushville; 23 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by three sons, Dennis Huett, Orville Huett and Millard Huett, Jr.; three daughters, Dorothy Schnapff, Sarah Seiler and Thelma Baker; two great-grandsons; three brothers and three sisters.
  She was of the Baptist faith and was a lifetime member of the Elberfeld, Ind., V.F.W. Auxiliary.  She was an assessment officer for the Boonville Public Aid Office for several years.
  Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home in Boonville, Ind.  Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Boonville.  Visitation will be until time of services Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Obituary of Beverly "Jack" Butler
Peoria Journal Star,  July 1, 1999
Beverly Jack Butler
  ASTORIA - Beverly Jack Butler, 72, of 2500 N. Illinois Route 100 died at 12:34 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 1999, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
  Born March 6, 1927, in Astoria to Lyle D. and Greeta Horner Butler, he married Nancy Osborne on Aug. 27, 1949, in Astoria. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother of Astoria; one son, Craig of Houston; two daughters, Suzanne Samarghandi of Cincinnati and Julia Asheim of London, England; three brothers, Thomas of Astoria, Lyle Jr. of San Diego and Rodney of Fenton, Mo.; two sisters, Virginia McCausland of Lewistown and Amy Hollingsworth of Urbana; and four granddaughters.
  His father and one daughter, Cheri, preceded him in death.
  He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving in the Navy V-12 program at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He also was a Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War.
  He was a member of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Phi Delta Fraternity at the University of Illinois.
  He was a professor of Agricultural Engineer at the University of Illinois from 1958 to 1983, where he was awarded the W.L. Everett Teaching Excellence Award and the Stanley Pierce Award.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Astoria. The Revs. Phillip Glick and Marian Stone will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Bluff City Cemetery in Bluff City. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrangements.
  Memorials may be made in his name to the Agricultural Engineering Department at the University of Illinois or to Sheldon Grove United Methodist Church.

Death Notice for Milton Caddell
The Rushville Times, May 29, 1857
Milton Caddell
  Died on the morning of the 22d inst., at his residence in Bainbridge township, in this county, Milton Caddell; aged 26 years. He leaves a young wife, to whom he had but recently been united and a large circle of personal friends, who sincerely mourn his loss. His neighbors say no man could covet a prouder epitaph - "He was a honest and generous man."

Obituary of Vail Cordell Cady
Peoria Journal Star, June 19, 1999
Vail Cady
  RUSHVILLE - Vail Cordell Cady, 69, of Rushville died at 3:35 a.m. Friday, June 18, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  Born May 19, 1930, in Camden to Stoel and Ollie Lillian Boss Cady, he married Catherine Fosdyck on Nov. 5, 1954, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, Anthony of Payson, Utah; one daughter, Sylvia Crooks of Timewell; one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Marjorie) Chapman of Camden; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
  One brother and one sister preceded him in death.
  A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4 and Camden Masonic Lodge 648, AF&AM. He was a journeyman wireman for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 34 in Peoria, retiring in July 1992. He was a member of Assembly of God Church in Camden.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. Dan Edwards will officiate. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral chapel, where Masonic services will be conducted by his lodge at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted by his American Legion post.
  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to any charity.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 19, 1999
Vail C. Cady
  RUSHVILLE - Vail Cordell Cady, 69, of Rushville died Friday, June 18, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center.
  He was born May 19, 1930, in Camden, the son of Stoel and Ollie Lillian Boss Cady. He married Catherine Fosdyck in 1954 in Rushville.
  Mr. Cady was a journeyman wireman for Local 34 I.B.E.W. in Peoria, retiring in 1992. He was a Korean conflict U.S. Army veteran, a member of the former Assembly of God Church in Camden, the Schuyler American Legion Post 4 and the Camden Masonic Lodge 648 AF&AM.
  Survivors: wife, Catherine; a son, Anthony "Tony" (wife, Jesse) Cady of Payson, Utah; a daughter, Sylvia Crooks of Timewell; four grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; a great-granddaughter; numerous step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Dwight (Marjorie) Chapman of Camden.
  Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday, Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, with Dan Edwards officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Only Son of Everett Foster Cady II
died: June 14, 1915
The Rushville Times, June 17, 1915
  Died, on Monday, at 7:30 a. m., the only son of Everett Cady, Jr. and wife. The little fellow was an invalid from birth and was only sick about twelve hours. Funeral services from the M. E. church in Camden. Interment in family cemetery.

Obituary of Clarence Laverne Caldwell
Peoria Journal Star, April 13, 2001
Clarence Caldwell
  MACOMB - Clarence L. Caldwell, 92, formerly of Macomb, died at 12:45 a.m. Thursday, April 12, 2001, at California Gardens and Rehab Center in Chicago, where he was a resident.
  He was born July 1, 1908, in Schuyler County to Ross and Nellie Swearingen Caldwell.
  Surviving are one daughter, Sheila Doyle of Macomb; two brothers, Alvin of Yelm, Wash., and Frances of Port Angeles, Wash.; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
  Two brothers preceded him in death.
  He was a World War II Army veteran.
  He was a truck driver for Navajo Truck Lines for many years before retiring.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Lori Harvey will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military rites will be conducted by the Macomb American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.

Obituary of James Alan Caldwell
Worthington Funeral Home Obituary
James A. Caldwell
  James Alan Caldwell, 55, of R.R. #1, Littleton, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at his residence.
  He was born on September 17, 1950 in Rushville.  He was the son of Merle James and Hope Eileen (Reeder) Caldwell.  He married Bonnie Tinsley February 14, 1971 at the Littleton Baptist Church.
  She survives along with his parents of Industry; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Reeder of Macomb; a son, Jon Caldwell of Littleton; two daughters, Susan Tomlinson & husband Brian and Carrie Moon all of Rushville; six grandchildren, Mackenzie, Michael, Andrew, and Grace Tomlinson, Madeline and Ellen Moon; four brothers, Steve Caldwell of Industry, Dennis Caldwell & wife Koreen of Macomb, Rodney Caldwell & wife Denise of Freeport, IL, and Ronald Caldwell of Industry; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Littleton.  He was a life long farmer and member of the Schuyler Co. Farm Bureau.  Jim enjoyed farming, the outdoors, was an avid deer hunter, collected guns and antique tractors and found great joy entertaining his grandchildren.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Durwin Burtz officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to his Grandchildren’s Scholarship Fund C/O the Rushville State Bank.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Obituary of Marvin Eugene Caldwell
Peoria Journal Star, June 3, 1996
Marvin Caldwell
  RUSHVILLE - Marvin Caldwell, 71, of Rushville, formerly of the Littleton and Industry areas, died at 4:44 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 1996, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born June 11, 1924, near Industry to John and Mae Burnham Caldwell, he married Emma Lee White on Nov. 12, 1950. She died June 3, 1981. One brother also preceded him in death.
  Surviving are two sons, Paul of Littleton and Alan of Industry; two sisters, Thelma Erickson of Walnut and Jeanette Hannum of Industry; and four grandchildren.
  He farmed and raised hogs in the Littleton and Industry areas, retiring in 1992. He also exhibited hogs for many years, showing the largest boar at the Illinois State Fair from 1985 to 1990 and in 1991-1992. He was active in the Rushville Free Methodist Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Jim Phillips and Robert Kirkham will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Rushville Free Methodist Church.

Obituary of Edith Cameron
Peoria Journal Star, November 1, 1997
Edith Cameron
  RUSHVILLE - Edith Cameron, 89, of Rushville died at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, 1997, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  She was born Aug. 13, 1908, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County, to Robert G. and Myra Logsdon Cameron.
  Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home.

Obituary of Charles L. Campbell
Peoria Journal Star, June 5, 1998
Charles Campbell
  RUSHVILLE - Charles L. Campbell, 83, of 439 Old Macomb Road died at 3:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 1998, at his home.
  Born July 19, 1914, in Rushville to Lile {Lyle} and Lillie Burnsides {Burnside}Campbell, he married Jennie Medlock on March 13, 1942, in Seymour. She survives.
  Also surviving are one son, John of Rochester; two daughters, Esther Boehm of Rushville and Norma Weaver of Herrin; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
  One son, Peter, two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4. He was store manager of Kerr Ace Hardware for more than 30 years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of Bethany Bible Church near Camden and Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home. Carl Wiggins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

Obituary of Dorothy Rickard Campbell
Peoria Journal Star, July 26, 2000
Dorothy Campbell
  BEARDSTOWN - Dorothy Campbell, 86, of Heritage Manor East died there Tuesday, July 25, 2000.
  Born Sept. 4, 1913, in Wapello, Iowa, to Charlie Martin and Hattie Mae McNeal Rickard, she married Homer Campbell on Aug. 14, 1933, in Memphis, Mo. He died Oct. 14, 1982.
  She also was preceded in death by one son, Charley; one daughter, Emma Louise Bauser; two sisters; and four brothers.
  Surviving are one son, Orville (and Mary) of Hannibal, Mo.; one daughter, Donna (and Walter ''Scootie'') Blake of Beardstown; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
  She worked at a Beardstown glove factory and at Beardstown Laundry. She also was a cook at several restaurants. She was a board member of the Residents Council at Heritage Manor East.
  She was a member of East Union Baptist Church in Schuyler County.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Houchins will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home with the family present from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Schuyler County.
  Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor East activity fund.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 26, 2000
Dorothy Campbell
  BEARDSTOWN - Dorothy Campbell, 86, of Beardstown died Tuesday, July 25, 2000, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown.
  She was born Sept. 4, 1913, in Wappelo, Iowa; the daughter of Charlie Martin and Hattie Mae McNeal Rickard. She married Homer Campbell in 1933 in Memphis, Mo.; he preceded her in death in 1982. A son, Charley E. Campbell, and a daughter, Emma Louise Bauser, also preceded her in death.
  Mrs. Campbell attended school in Memphis, Mo. and was a member of the East Union Baptist Church in Schuyler County.
  She was a homemaker and worked at the Glove Factory in Beardstown and at the Beardstown Laundry. She also was a cook for several area restaurants.
  While a resident at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown, she served as a board member on the Residents Council.
  Survivors: a son, Orville W. (wife, Mary) Campbell of Hannibal, Mo.; a daughter, Donna M. (husband, Walter "Scootie") Blake of Beardstown; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
  Services: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown, the Rev. Jerry Houchins officiating. Burial: Good Hope Cemetery in Schuyler County.

Obituary of L. Ellen Walton Campbell
Peoria Journal Star, May 27, 1995
Ellen Campbell
  RUSHVILLE - L. Ellen Campbell, 63, of 365 S. Liberty St. died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, May 26, 1995, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born Aug. 27, 1931, in Browning to Ezra and Gertrude Breedon Walton, she married Harold V. Campbell on Dec. 15, 1956, in Rushville. He survives in Princeville.
  Also surviving are two sons, Steve and Jim, both of Rushville; one daughter, Becky Campbell of Rushville; and one sister, Goldie Johnson of Beardstown. One sister and one brother preceded her in death.
  She was a nurse's aide at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home for several years, retiring in 1991.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.
  Memorials may be made to Schuyler County Rescue Squad or to the American Diabetes Foundation.

Obituary of Theora "Jackie" Grace Steele Campbell
Peoria Journal Star, May 26, 1998
Grace Campbell
  RUSHVILLE - Grace "Jackie" Campbell, 74, of Kentwood, La., formerly of Rushville, died Saturday, May 23, 1998, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, La.
  Born Feb. 18, 1924, in Schuyler County to William Alexander and Sarah Elizabeth Lambert Steele, she married Lester G. Campbell on Feb. 27, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He survives.
  Also surviving are three daughters, Mary Dodds of Mesa, Ariz., Virginia Allen of Kentwood and Carol Muncy of Altus, Okla.; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and one sister, Arlene Walters of Galesburg.
  She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
  She was a licensed practical nurse.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Goodhope Cemetery northeast of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Obituary of Thomas Campbell
The Schuyler Citizen, February 1, 1872
Campbell - Suddenly, at the residence of his brother, William, several miles from Tecumseh, Nebraska, on the 29th day of January, Thomas Campbell, aged 24 years.

The Schuyler Citizen, February 8, 1872
 DIED
Near Tecumseh, Neb., January 29th, 1872, Thomas Campbell, aged 24 years.
    When death claims the old man, full of years, we lay him tenderly under the green sward, and pass on our way, saying in our hearts, "His time had come; the ripe fruit is gathered home." When this relentless reaper gathers the tender infant we strew him with flowers and say, "It is well with the child, he is taken from the troubles to come." But when this grim rider in his merciless power cuts down the young man in the vigor and prime of his ... life and usefulness just opening our before him, the voice sounds clear and distinct in every heart, "Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not I will call."
    Thomas Campbell in early youth was noted for his clear, bright intellect, giving rich promise of good things to come and though for years burdened with a heavy affliction, his mind still retained great strength and vigor. For a long time connected with the M. E. Sunday school here, his earnest love for the Scripture and respectful attention won the highest esteem of his teacher. He seemed always inquiring the way of truth, but during the revival last spring he came out distinctly on the Lord's side, professed peace in believing, and asked the prayers of the Church for himself and dear friends. Soon after he removed to his Nebraska home, where his health was so far improved as to give his friends good hope for the future, till suddenly the word came over the wires "Thomas is dead."
    Now all we can say is farewell for a season. Where the Christian's hope is, death cannot conquer. He may seem to overcome for a season, but He who led him captive in his own domain has said, "Where I am, there shall ye be also." S. S. TEACHER.
  Note: He is the son of Joseph and Isabelle Campbell.

Obituary of Virgil "Vern" Verne Campbell
Peoria Journal Star, September 24, 2004
Virgil Campbell
  LITTLETON - Virgil Verne Campbell, 84, of Littleton died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  Born Dec. 11, 1919, in Schuyler County to Valentine and Julia Croxton Campbell, he married Evelyne May Primus in 1948 in Sandwich. She died Dec. 25, 1979.
  He also was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Virginia Irene; four sisters; and two brothers.
  Surviving are two sons, Harold of Beardstown and Gary of Littleton; one daughter, Dianne Cordrey of Decatur; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Harold of Rushville; and one sister, Dorothy Peacock of Pekin.
  He formerly worked for CB&Q Railroad for 14 years and also farmed in Schuyler County.
  The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Cremation will be accorded after the visitation, and burial will be in Littleton Cemetery at a later date.
  Memorials may be made to the Rushville Senior Citizens.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, September 24, 2004
Virgil V. Campbell
  LITTLETON - Virgil Verne Campbell, 84, of Littleton died Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center.
  He was born Dec. 11, 1919, in Schuyler County, the son of Valentine and Julia Croxton Campbell. He married Evelyne May Primus in 1948 in Sandwich; she died in 1979. He also was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Virginia Irene.
  Mr. Campbell attended East Union School in Schuyler County. He was employed by the CB&Q Railroad for 14 years and farmed in Schuyler County.
  Survivors: two sons, Harold A. Campbell of Beardstown and Gary Campbell of Littleton; daughter, Dianne Cordrey of Decatur; four grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; brother, Harold V. Campbell of Rushville; and sister, Dorothy Peacock of Pekin.
  Burial: Littleton Cemetery at a later date.
  Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Jennie Mae Medlock Campbell
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Worthington Funeral Home
Jennie Mae Campbell
  Jennie Mae Campbell, 89, of 439 Macomb Road, Rushville, passed away at 1:30 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2007 at the Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born on Tuesday, February 20, 1917 in Seymour, IL.  She was the daughter of the late James T. and Mamie I. Beeman Medlock.  She married Charles L. Campbell March 13, 1942 in Seymour.  He passed away June 3, 1998.
  Surviving is a son, John Campbell & wife Melina of Rochester, IL; two daughters, Esther Boehm & husband Richard of Rushville, Norma Weaver & husband Danny of Cobden, IL; (10) grandchildren; (8) great grandchildren; a brother, Bobby Medlock of Olympia, WA.  She was preceded in death one son, Peter Campbell; one sister, Maxine Loftus; one brother, James P. Medlock.
  She was a member of the Faith Christian Family Church of Rushville.  She served in the US Army Corps during WWII.  She graduated from West Suburban Hospital School of Nursing Nov. 18, 1940 and worked as a Private Duty Nurse before entering the Army.  She later worked as a Registered Nurse at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville for many years before retiring.
  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 18, 2007 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Wiggins officiating.  Interment will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until the time of services at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com


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