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Obituary of Kenneth M. Canada
died: November 13, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 16, 1987, Page: 4
Kenneth M. Canada
  BEARDSTOWN - Kenneth M. Canada, 36, died Friday from injuries received in a motorcyle accident.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cline Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.
  Surviving are his wife, Rita Ann; one stepdaughter, Melissa Hughes of Beardstown; one stepson, Joseph Dorr of Beardstown; mother, Mrs. Freda Canada of Beardstown; three sisters, Mrs. Donald (Helen) Clements of Browning, Miss Alice Canada of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Donna Stillwell of Lees Summit, Mo.; one brother, David of Rushville.

Obituary of Irma Corine Davis Cannon
Peoria Journal Star, February 4, 1993, Page: C5
Irma Cannon
  ABINGDON - Irma C. Cannon, 79, of 300 N. Jefferson St., formerly of London Mills, died at 5:44 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1993, in the emergency room at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
  Born Feb. 25, 1913, in Schuyler County to W. R. and Katharine Naught Davis, she married Herman R. Cannon on Nov. 16, 1931, in Rushville. He died Feb. 27, 1969. One son, Lloyd, three brothers and two sisters also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, William of Murphysboro; one daughter, Marjorie I. Moshier of Abingdon; one sister, Virginia Davis of Springfield; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
  She and her husband farmed near London Mills for 40 years. She was also a cook for the former Kirsch's and Junction Restaurants.
  She was a member of Busy Bees in London Mills and Mothers of World War II. She attended London Mills United Methodist Church and Abingdon United Methodist Church.
  Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West, Abingdon Chapel. The Rev. George Wilson will officate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg.

Death Notice of Robert J. Caputo
died: May 7, 1986
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, May 9, 1986
Robert J. Caputo
  RUSHVILLE - Robert J. Caputo, 63, of Rushville died unexpectedly at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday with burial in Rushville Cemetery.
  Roby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Darlene Owen Caputo; his mother, Mrs. Joseph (Amelia) Caputo of Utica, N.Y.; three sons, Odell Caputo of Montevallo, Ala., Robert and Michael Caputo, both of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. Linda Fulton of Alabaster, Ala., and Sheila Knight of Rushville; two brothers, Carmen Caputo of Utica, N.Y., and Romeo Caputo of Dell City, Okla.; eight grandchildren; two step-grandchildren.

Obituary of James H. Carden
The Schuyler Citizen, December 28, 1871
Suicide in Birmingham!
    Editor Citizen: On Thursday evening last (21st inst.) James H. Carden, a well known citizen of this place, killed himself with a revolver. On the morning of this fatal day he had gone to the neighborhood of Huntsville to sell some property which, as constable, he had levied on. He came home quite drunk, but apparently in a good humor; attended an auction sale of goods and bought a trunk, overcoat, and other goods, saying that he was going to leave the country. On going home he told some of his family he was good as dead, but they paid little attention to the threat, as he had been accustomed to threaten his life.
    After the family had retired for the night, Carden went into the bedroom of his son-in-law and daughter, and took a revolver from a drawer and some business papers. Holding up the revolver he asked his son-in-law, "Do you see this?" and passed out. His little son who slept in the same bed with him says he placed the revolver and papers under his pillow, and told him to be careful, and that he intended to shoot himself. He then went to bed, but shortly after arose, dressed himself, went out of the house, remaining till all was asleep he returned, took off his coat and vest, went up to the head of his bed, and taking out his revolver, placed the muzzle behind his ear and fired. He survived about an hour.
    Whisky caused this man's death, and I regard the man who sold him this liquor as his murderer.
Truly yours, Birmingham.
    We learn in addition to what our correspondent states that Carden some ten or more years since attempted his life by cutting his throat. He was between forty and fifty years, and leaves quite a family, It is also said his domestic relations were unhappy. Poor man! - ED

Obituary of Thelma Ann Cox Carey
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Woods Funeral Home Obituary
Thelma Ann Carey
  Thelma Ann Carey, 71, of Rushville, passed away at 8:35 AM, Saturday, May 19, 2007 at St. John s Hospital in Springfield.
  She was born on November 21, 1935, in Petersburg, the daughter of the late Delbert and Ruth (Lynn) Cox.  She married John R. Carey on March 4, 1953 in New London, Missouri and he survives.
  Thelma enjoyed attending several local churches.  She was a caregiver to the elderly in her home for many years and later cared for them in their own homes.  She worked as a Certified Nurse s Aide at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville for 2 years.  She enjoyed cooking for family get togethers and shopping for bargains at yard sales.
  Surviving are her husband John of Rushville, three sons Randy Carey and wife Karen of Rushville, Lynn Carey and wife Sue of Camden, Mike Carey and wife Nita of Rushville, two daughters Kathy Eckroy and husband Bill and Debbie Fuqua and husband Steve all of Rushville, eighteen grandchildren Jared Carey Heller, Shannon Carey, Matt Carey, Ryan Fuqua, Clint Eckroy, Joni Carey, Kristy Carey, Jaris Peacock, Justin Fuqua, Kathleen Carey, Jordon Carey, Blake Carey, Brad Carey, Jeannie Cox, Joseph Phillips, Shaun Phillips, Mindy Phillips and Adam Phillips, eleven great grandchildren Katlyn and Drake Heller, Levi, Noah, Eric Cox, Caleb and Kaitlynn Dampier, Wyatt Fuqua, Andrew and Katlyn Phillips and Dylan Phillips, three brothers Ronnie Cox and Larry Cox and wife Pat all of Savanna, and Art Cox and wife Mary of Chillicothe, four sisters Bonnie Abney and husband Gary of Savanna, Sue Fritchnitch and husband Jack of Morris, Linda Johnson of Chillicothe, Jean Force and husband Jerry of Beardstown and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by two brothers Sherald and Ronald Dean Cox and two sisters Shirley Cox and Betty Mathis.
  Services will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Rob Kirkham and Billy Miller officiating.   Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  The family suggests memorials to the church of the donor s choice or the Schuy-Light Christian Coffee House in Rushville.

Death Notice for Emma Warren Carson
The Rushville Times, June 12, 1857
 Carson, Emma Warren
  Died of erysipelis on Monday the 3rd inst. Emma Warren, between 7 and 8 months old, daughter of Willis Carson.

Death Notice of David Catlin
The Schuyler Citizen, February 8, 1872
 DIED
    CATLIN - At the residence of his son-in-law, A. Pierson, in Augusta, Ill., January 24th, 1872, of congesion of the lungs, David Catlin, in the 83d year of his age.

Obituary of Loa V. Phillips Catron
Peoria Journal Star, December 25, 1994, Page: C14
Loa Catron
  MACOMB - Loa V. Catron, 83, of 172 Harmony Lane died at 12:24 a.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born March 9, 1911, in Schuyler County to Melvin C. and Pearl Keeran Phillips, she married Lyman Catron on July 25, 1970, in Macomb. He preceded her in death on March 23, 1980. Two sisters also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are two sisters, Mabel Mershon of Blandinville and Mary Lou Winter of Ponca City, Okla.
  She received bachelor's and master's degrees from Western Illinois University in Macomb and taught for 46 years in McDonough County and Schuyler County schools. She was a member of Delta Gamma Delta, McDonough County Retired Teachers' Association and Pro-So Club. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
 Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, the Rev. J. William Werner officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Industry Cemetery at Industry.
  Memorials may be made to Macomb Meals on Wheels.

Obituary of Margaret L. Abbott Lucas Chamberlain
Peoria Journal Star, March 21, 2004, Page: B7
Margaret Chamberlain
  RUSHVILLE - Margaret L. Chamberlain, 89, of Roseville, formerly of Rushville, died at 10:58 a.m. Saturday, March 20, 2004, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.
  Born Feb. 23, 1915, in Schuyler County to Howard and Addie Green Abbott, she married Theodore D. Lucas on July 14, 1933, in Rushville.
  She later married Henry Chamberlain in 1965. He died in 1968.
  She also was preceded in death by two grandsons and two sisters.
  Surviving are three sons, Robert (and Roberta) Lucas of Lincoln, Neb., John (and Ellen) Lucas of Indianola, Iowa, and George (and Helen) Lucas of Camden; two daughters, Barbara (and Walter) Greene of Canton and Dorothy (and Lyle) Lambert of Gas City, Ind.; two sisters, Dorothy (and Harold) Miller of Yuma, Ariz., and Ruth Roberts of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Terry Lucas will officiate. Burial will be in Astoria City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Obituary of Stella M. Race Peterson Chamberlin
Peoria Journal Star, June 22, 1994, Page: B5
Stella Chamberlin
  EAST PEORIA - Stella M. Chamberlin, 82, of East Peoria, formerly of Schuyler County, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 20, 1994, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in East Peoria.
  She was born March 6, 1912, in Camden to Edward and Anna Carter Race.
  Surviving are one son, Leslie Peterson of East Peoria; one daughter, Elizabeth Maloney of Washington, Ill.; eight grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.
  She was a nurse's aide at Peoria State Hospital and later at Galesburg State Hospital before retiring in 1977.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. William Hesseldenz will officiate. Visitation will be two hours before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Note: She 1st married Lawrence Peterson.

Obituary of Eudora T. Tolles Chambers
died: July 1, 1897
The Rushville Times, July 8, 1897
  Chambers, Mrs. Eudora T  - The Salt Lake Tribune of July 2 contained the following announcement of the death of Mrs. Eudora T. Chambers, only sister of the late Mrs. Wm. H. Ray and youngest child of Mrs. Harriet Tolles, one of the pioneer residents of Rushville, who is still living in San Francisco:
   After years of struggle with a complication of ailments, Mrs. Eudora T. Chambers, wife of R. C. Chambers, passed away at San Francisco on Thursday afternoon.
  The end was not unexpected, although for several days prior to the final attack Mrs. Chambers' health was apparently much improved. On the early morning of Saturday last the patient's mother found her in an unconscious state, and she so remained until 1:15 Thursday afternoon, when death came to her relief.
 Mr. Chambers was notified of the seriousness of his wife's condition and was at her bedside when the end came. her remains will, in all probability, be laid to rest in San Francisco.
  Mrs. Chambers, whose maiden name was Eudora T. Tolles, was born in Rushville, Ill., in 1848, and went to California in 1853. She lived at Marysville, Cal., until 1877 when she removed to San Francisco. It was there that she met Mr. Chambers and they were married in August, 1884.
  After her marriage Mrs. Chambers resided in Utah for a number of years and had a wide circle of friends in Salt Lake. Failing health, however, compelled her to return to the coast, and she has resided with her mother in San Francisco almost continously since 1892.

Obituary of Genevive "Jennie" Martin McCoy Chilton
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 28, 2001, page 15, column 5
Genevieve Chilton
  Genevive "Jennie" Chilton, 75, of Beardstown, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2001, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
  She was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Schuyler County, the daughter of James and Leila Bates Martin.  She married Orvy McCoy Jr. in 1944 in Beardstown and he preceded her in death.  She married Herschel Chilton on Aug. 4, 1984, in Beardstown.  He died Sept. 3, 1994.
  Surviving are one son, Terry McCoy of Browning; two daughters, Nancy Prucha of Lockport and Brenda Powell of Palatine; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbands.
  Mrs. Chilton attended school in Schuyler County and was a member of the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown.  She had been previously employed at the Jacksonville Elks Club, Virginia Country Club, and the Illini Restaurant in Beardstown.  She also had managed the Riverview Dry Cleaners in Beardstown.
  Funeral services for Jennie Chilton were Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with burial in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick.
  Memorials have been suggested to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary of Alma Caroline Boehm Chipman
Peoria Journal Star, July 25, 1996
Alma Chipman
  RUSHVILLE - Alma C. Chipman, 95, of Jacksonville died at 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 1996, at Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
  Born May 10, 1901, in St. Louis to William G. and Sophia Thudium Boehm, she married Edward G. Chipman on April 20, 1924, in Rushville. He died Nov. 5, 1980. She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
  Surviving are one son, William Edward of Jacksonville; two grandsons; four great- grandsons; one brother, Don Boehm of Rushville; and two sisters, Rose Dean of Rushville and Clarine Gillenwater of Tempe, Ariz.
  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Dr. John S. Kay will officiate. Calling hours will be after noon today at the funeral home, where the family will meet friends from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to her church.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 25, 1996
Alma C. Chipman
  JACKSONVILLE - Alma C. Chipman, 95, of Jacksonville, formerly of Rushville, died Tuesday at Barton W. Stone Christian Home in Jacksonville.
  Survivors: a son, William Edward Chipman of Jacksonville; two grandsons; four great-grandsons; two sisters, Rose Dean of Rushville and Clarine Gillenwater of Tempe, Ariz.; and a brother, Don Boehm of Rushville.
  Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

Death Notice of Gerald L. Chipman
died: March 22, 1991
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, March 24, 1991
Gerald L. Chipman
  RUSHVILLE - Gerald L. Chipman, 67, of Rushville died at 6:40 p.m. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church, Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are two brothers, Raymond "Bill" of Jerseyville and Don L. of Beardstown; and three sisters, Caroline Bankes of Rushville, Florence Haines of Indianapolis, Ind., and Faye Releford of De Land, Fla.

Obituary of Iva Jean Prunty Chockley
Peoria Journal Star, October 15, 1993, Page: C12
Iva Chockley
  RUSHVILLE - Iva J. Chockley, 78, of 377 S. Sherman St. died at 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1993, at her home.
  Born Nov. 27, 1914, in Huntsville Township, Schuyler County, to Jesse and Belle Cooper Prunty, she married Herman Chockley on Oct. 20, 1934, in Rushville. He died Sept. 30, 1956. Three brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Richard of Rushville; three daughters, Carole Shaw of Rushville, Doris DeWitt of Beardstown and Linda Tankersley of Goodlettsville, Tenn.; three sisters, Julia Allen of Camden, Jessie Wiggins of Beardstown and Hazel Dean of Kirkwood; one brother, Fred Prunty of Moline; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
  She worked in the housekeeping department at Culbertson Memorial Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Marvin Chockley will officiate. Calling hours will be after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Cass-Schuyler Home Health Care Program.

Obituary of Rev. Marvin Wayne Chockley
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Worthington Funeral Home Obituary
Rev. Marvin W. Chockley
  Rev. Marvin Wayne Chockley, 67, of R.R. #1, Rushville, went to be with the Lord at 8:47 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
  He was born on Thursday, September 21, 1939 in Ray, IL.  He was the son of the late Marvin Engles and Julia McKinley Chockley.  He married Darlene Curtis October 14, 1962 at the Eagle Community Church near Colchester, IL.
  She survives along with (2) sons, Trenton Chockley & wife Jackie, and Troy Chockley all of Rushville; (3) grandchildren, Trevor, Nathaniel, and Maddisen Chockley; (1) brother, James Chockley & wife Rosellen of West Burlington, IA.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Paris Chockley and a sister, Jean Crone.
  He served in the US Army from July 9, 1963 till July 10, 1965.  He had worked as Fleet Manager for ITT Continental Baking Co. in Fort Wayne, IN.  He later taught at IVY Technical Institute in Fort Wayne, IN.
  Pastor Marvin was a Licensed Assembly Of God Minister serving churches in Rushville and Creal Springs, IL until retiring due to ill health.  He also taught at Brown Co. High School, & Lamoine Valley Vocational Systems at W. I. U.   He was a bus driver for the Schuyler Comm. Unit Dist. #1 for many years.
  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Revs. Patsy and Jerry Spratt officiating.  Interment will be in the Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.
  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to his Grandchildren s Education Fund c/o Industry State Bank, Rushville Assembly Of God Church or Augusta Assembly Of God Church.  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Peoria Journal Star, June 14, 2007
Chockley, Rev. Marvin
  RUSHVILLE - The Rev. Marvin Wayne Chockley, 67, of Rural Route 1 passed away at 8:47 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2007, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment will be in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.

Eagle Publications, June 13, 2007
The Rev. Marvin Wayne Chockley
  The Rev. Marvin Wayne Chockley, 67, Rushville, went to be with the Lord at 8:47 p.m., Monday, June 11, 2007, at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
  He was born Sept. 21, 1939, in Ray, the son of Marvin Engles and Julia (McKinley) Chockley. He married Darlene Curtis on Oct. 14, 1962 at the Eagle Community Church, near Colchester. She survives.
  He is also survived by two sons, Trenton (Jackie) Chockley and Troy Chockley, all of Rushville; three grandchildren, Trevor, Nathaniel and Maddisen Chockley; one brother, James (Rosellen) Chockley, West Burlington, Iowa.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Paris Chockley and one sister, Jean Crone. He served in the U.S. Army from July 10, 1963 until July 9, 1965. He worked as fleet manager for ITT Continental Baking Co. in Fort Wayne, Ind. He later taught at IVY Technical Institute in Fort Wayne, Ind. He was a licensed Assembly of God minister, serving churches in Rushville and Creal Springs until retiring due to ill health. He also taught at Brown County High School and Lamoine Valley Vocational Systems at WIU. He was a bus driver for the Schuyler Community Unit Dist. 1 for many years.
  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 16, 2007, at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, with the Revs. Patsy and Jerry Spratt officiating.
  Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery, near Brooklyn.
  Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. p.m., Friday, June 15, 2007 at the funeral home.
 Memorials may be made to his Grandchildren's Education Fund c/o Industry State Bank, Rushville Assembly of God Church or Augusta Assembly of God Church.
  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to www.worthingtonfh.com.

Obituary of Anna Hippen Christian
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 26, 2001, page 9, column 3
Anna Christian
  Anna Christian, 89, of Mt. Sterling, died Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
  She was born Oct. 26, 1912, in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County, the daughter of John Henry and Orentje C. Ennen Hippen.  She married Raymond Christian on March 15, 1934, in Pea Ridge Township in Brown County.  He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1982.
  Mrs. Christian was a homemaker.  She attended Shank School in Pea Ridge Township and was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Mt. Sterling.
  Mrs. Christian was active at the Mt. Sterling Senior Citizens Center and always enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting and had a passion for playing cards.
  Survivors include two daughters, Vera Christian of Mesa, Ariz., and Rosalie Meyer (husband Jerry) of Quincy; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
  She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
  Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, in the First Lutheran Church in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Joseph Eckman officiating.  Burial was in the Mounds Cemetery near Timewell.  The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of the arrangements.
  Memorials are suggested to the First Lutheran Church of Mt. Sterling.

Obituary of Donald Adolph Chronister
Peoria Journal Star, February 14, 1993, Page: C16
Donald Chronister
  RUSHVILLE - Donald A. Chronister, 65, of 201 Virginia Lane died at 7:44 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 1993, at Culberston Memorial Hospital.
  Born Aug. 3, 1927, in St. Louis to Finus and Mary McGee Chapman, he married Patricia McManaway on Nov. 22, 1960, in East St. Louis. She survives.
  Also surviving are five daughters, Ricka Tipton of Clearwater, Fla., Lana Sammartino of Harwood Heights, Mary Morrell of Rushville, Kimberly Coates of Horse Cave, Ky., and Donna Saller of St. Louis; one stepson, Ivan Smith of St. Louis; one stepdaughter, Sue Harris of Creve Coeur, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  He was a millwright and boiler maker at U.S. Steel Foundry in Gary, Ind., for 22 years before retiring in 1980. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
 Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Derwin Burtz will officiate. Military services will be conducted graveside by Schuyler American Legion Post 4. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home.
  Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Obituary of Patricia Marie Roberts Chronister
Worthington Funeral Home Obituary
 Patricia Marie Chronister
  Patricia Marie Chronister, 75, of Horse Cave, KY, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 8:24 a.m. Friday, April 6, 2007 at NHC Healthcare in Glasgow, KY.
  She was born Sept. 13, 1931 in St. Louis, MO.  She was the daughter of the late Robert and Emma Parrish-McManaway Roberts.  She married Donald Adolph Chronister Nov. 22, 1957 in East St. Louis, IL.  He passed away Feb. 12, 1993.
  Surviving are (6) children, Ricka Tipton-Faulkner of Palm Harbor, FL, Lana Sammartino of Glen Ellyn, IL, Mary Morrell of Rushville, Kim Coates of Canmer, KY, Sue Harris of Brentwood, MO, Ivan Smith of Creve Couer, MO; (1) step-daughter, Donna Saller of Beaufort, MO; (17) grandchildren; (4) great-grandchildren; (2) nephews.  She was preceded in death by (2) sisters and (1) grandson, Jeremiah Coates.
  Graveside committal services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2007 at the Rushville City Cemetery.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Death Notice of Donald E. Chute
died: December 23, 1990
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 25, 1990
Donald E. Chute
  RUSHVILLE - Donald E. Chute, 88, of Rushville died at 7:20 p.m. Sunday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville. Burial will be in Hersman Cemetery.
  Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.
  Surviving are his wife, Lucile; six sons, LaVern of Versailles, Calvin and Gale, both of Riverside, Calif., Harold of Carlsbad, Calif., Marion of Merodosia and Harlan of El Reno, Okla.; three step-sons, Vernon of Greenville, James of Rushville and Gerald of Peru, Ind.; one step-daughter, Darlene Lahr of Medora; 34 grandchildren; and 43 great-grandchildren.
  Note: His 2nd wife is Lucile Estes.  She 1st married James Halsted Chute.  The stepchildren are James and Lucile's children.

Obituary of Lucile Estes Chute Chute
Peoria Journal Star, May 25, 2004, Page: B4
Lucile Chute
  RUSHVILLE - Lucile Chute, 93, of Rushville died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 23, 2004, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
  Born Oct. 22, 1910, in Camden to Bennie and Clara Cleeke Estes, she married James Halsted Chute on Aug. 16, 1930, in Virginia, Ill. He died Sept. 6, 1939.
  She later married Donald Chute on April 10, 1973, in Rushville. He died Dec. 23, 1990.
  She also was preceded in death by three brothers, two sisters, one grandson, one great-granddaughter, one stepgrandson and one stepgreat-grandchild.
  Surviving are three sons, Vernon (and Norma) of Greenville, James of Rushville and Gerald (and Dorothy) of Port Charlotte, Fla.; one daughter, Darlene (and George) Lahr of Medora; five stepsons, Lavern (and Wanda) Chute of Versailles, Marion (and Shirley) Chute of Meredosia, Calvin (and Rosie) Chute of Riverside, Calif., Harold (and Dorothy) Chute of Orange Park, Fla., and Harlan (and Frances) Chute of Vidor, Texas; 14 grandchildren; 20 stepgrandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 42 stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and 17 stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
  She worked as a licensed practical nurse at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital, where she assisted in the delivery of many area babies from 1949 until retiring in 1972.
  She was a former member of Cooperstown Baptist Church and was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Rushville since its founding, serving as a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and as camp nurse for the Sandy Creek Association.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at First Southern Baptist Church. The Rev. Mike Hall will officiate.Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Langford Cemetery in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County.
  Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church or Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

Obituary of Betty Wilma Schuman Clark
Peoria Journal Star, March 1, 1999
Betty Clark
  CANTON - Betty Wilma Clark, 74, of 332 W. French Court died at 3:40 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 1999, at Graham Hospital.
  Born July 6, 1924, in Browning to Elmer and Elsie Stambaugh Schuman, she married Thomas J. Clark on July 26, 1948, in Lewistown. He died Feb. 10, 1974. One daughter, two grandchildren, four brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Steve of Enid, Okla.; one stepson, August of Peoria; six daughters, Jeanette Malone, Betty Fitch, Alice Smith and JoAnna Windsor, all of Canton, Janice Archibeque of Phoenix, Ariz., and Lula Burgess of Enid; one stepdaughter, Evelyn Thomas of Dunfermline; one brother, Alfred Schuman of Canton; three sisters, Annabelle Grubb of Canton, June Clanin of Dayton, Ohio, and Emma Bucy of Silvis; 22 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
  She was a housekeeper in private homes for many years.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home. The Rev. Layton Malone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the Betty Clark Trust Fund, in care of Mid-America National Bank in Canton.

Obituary of Charlotte Kissel Clark
Astoria Argus - In ink June 25, 1969
Charlotte Clark Dies At Age 86
  Mrs. Charlotte Clark died at Culbertson Hospital in Rushville, June 18, 1969.
  Born May 18, 1883, the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Kissel, R. R. Decatur.  She married Eugene B. Clark Feb. 2, 1900.  He died in April 1959.  Three children were born to this union.
  Survivors are a son, F. Leonard Clark, Astoria; a daughter, Esther Wealsley, Monticello, and and a daughter, Helen Mercer, Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; a sister, Zella Hantle, Decatur; a brother, Richard Kissel, Decatur; a sister, Edith Sadler, Harristown; a sister, Lena Judge, Decatur; a sister, Sidney Nanon, Denver, Colo., a brother Herbert Kissel, Decatur; and a number of nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother and sister.
  Mrs. Clark was a member of the Salem Baptist Church.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Brintlingers Funeral Home of Decatur with Rev. Jerry McDaniel of Forsyth, Ill. conducting services.

Obituary of Lenora Tholen Clark
State Journal-Register, July 18, 1997
Lenora Clark
  BEARDSTOWN - Lenora Clark, 84, of Beardstown died Wednesday at Long Term Care, Rushville.
  Survivors: a son, Timothy Clark of Beardstown; two daughters, Edith Fishel of Rushville and Carol Rebman of Camden, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  Services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sager Funeral Home. Burial: St. John's Lutheran Cemetery

Peoria Journal Star, July 18, 1997
Lenora Clark
  BEARDSTOWN - Lenora Clark, 84, of 909 Monroe St. died Wednesday, July 16, 1997, at Long Term Care in Rushville.
  Born Dec. 2, 1912, in Meredosia to Herman and Emma Kuhlmann Tholen, she married Jesse H. Clark on Aug. 1, 1939, in Bowling Green, Mo. He died in November 1975. One stepdaughter, Helen Green, also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Timothy of Beardstown; two daughters, Edith Fishel of Rushville and Carol Rebman of Camden, Tenn.; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
  She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown and the Ladies' Aid Society.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 tonight. Burial will be in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Beardstown.

Obituary of Olin Wilson Clark
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Olin W. Clark
  Olin W. Clark, 93, of 150 E. Adams St., Rushville, passed away at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  He was born on Sunday, September 8, 1912 in Hunnewell, MO (correction from his daughter in law Marsha:: he was actually born in Lentner, MO. His parentage was from Hunnewell, MO.)
He was the son of the late Samuel W. and Helen Baird Clark.  He married Eva Mae Waller December 11, 1935 in Decatur, IL.  She passed away September 15, 1988.
  Surviving are four sons, Richard Clark & wife Betty of St. Charles, IL, Alan Clark & wife Eileen of Glenview, IL, Terry Clark & wife Joyce of East Peoria, IL, James Clark & wife Marsha of Ballwin, MO; five grandchildren, David & wife Sheila Clark, Michael & wife Connie Clark, Gary Clark, Cheryl Averill & husband Bill, Christina Clark; seven great grandchildren, Katherine and Zachery Averill, Sean and Joshua Clark, Casey, Caylin and Chanler James; several nieces, nephews and many neighbors and friends including a dear friend from youth, Helen Stewart.
  He was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Lee Clark, three brothers, Charlie, Emmett and Vincil, four sisters, Lottie Boyd, Edna Hoxworth, Callie Jennings, and Lotus Wortsman.
  As an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and Booster Sunday School class, he was a Sunday School teacher and held many other roles there over the years; he was a former member and Past President of the Rushville Rotary Club, and was a former Boy Scout Leader.  He worked for Jennings Dairy, Bushnell, IL until 1940 and then was the Bushnell School Janitor one year after which he worked for the C.B.&Q. Railroad 35 years retiring as a Depot Agent in 1977.  He was a skilled craftsman, making many pieces of furniture and home crafts in his woodworking shop and excelled in making fly fishing lures.  Olin was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and playing bridge with his friends.
  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 14, 2006 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Paul Arnold 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 the First United Methodist Church.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Eagle Publications, January 17, 2006
Olin W. Clark
  Olin W. Clark, 93, Rushville, died at 7:05 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006, at the Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
  He was born Sunday, Sept. 8, 1912, in Hunnewell, Mo., the son of the late Samuel W. and Helen (Baird) Clark. He married Eva Mae Waller Dec. 11, 1935, in Decatur. She preceded him in death Sept. 15, 1988.
  He is survived by four sons, Richard (Betty) Clark, St. Charles, Alan (Eileen) Clark, Glenview, Terry (Joyce) Clark, East Peoria, and James (Marsha) Clark, Ballwin, Mo.; five grandchildren, David (Sheila) Clark, Michael (Connie) Clark, Gary Clark, Cheryl (Bill) Averill, and Christina Clark; seven great-grandchildren, Katherine and Zachery Averill, Sean and Joshua Clark, Casey, Caylin and Chanler James; several nieces and nephews; and many neighbors and friends including a dear friend from youth, Helen Stewart.
  In addition to his wife and his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Lee Clark, three brothers, Charlie, Emmett and Vincil, and four sisters, Lottie Boyd, Edna Hoxworth, Callie Jennings, and Lotus Wortsman.
  As an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and Booster Sunday School class, he was a Sunday School teacher and held many other roles there over the years. He was a former member and Past President of the Rushville Rotary Club, and was a former Boy Scout Leader. He worked for Jennings Dairy, Bushnell, until 1940 and then was the Bushnell School Janitor one year after which he worked for the C. B. & Q. Railroad 35 years retiring as a Depot Agent in 1977. He was a skilled craftsman, making many pieces of furniture and home crafts in his woodworking shop and excelled in making fly fishing lures. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed fishing and playing bridge with his friends.
  Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Paul Arnold officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Rushville.
  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Worthington Funeral Home website @ www.worthingtonfh.com
  Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Barry Travis Clarke
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, June 9, 2001
Barry T. Clarke
  MOUNT STERLING - Barry Travis Clarke, 37, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Beardstown, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at his home of natural causes.
  He was born July 16, 1963, in Canton, the son of Noel "Bud" and Sue Anderson Clarke. He married Catherine White Veihl in 1991.
  Mr. Clarke was a graduate of Beardstown High School and had been working as a first mate on a towboat for Midland Enterprises/Orgulf in Cincinnati.
  Survivors: wife, Catherine; two stepsons, Tim and Steve Veihl, both of Quincy; five stepgrandchildren; mother and stepfather, Sue and Gerry Braner of Beardstown; a brother, Brian Clarke of Beardstown; grandparents, O. L. and Nettie Anderson of Mount Sterling; and two nieces.
  Graveside services: 11 a.m. Monday, Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy, the Rev. Thomas Henseler officiating.
  Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Noel ''Bud'' N. Clarke II
Peoria Journal Star, November 2, 2000
Noel Clarke
  BEARDSTOWN - Noel N. ''Bud'' Clarke Jr., 65, of rural Beardstown died Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2000, at his residence.
  Born Oct. 16, 1935, in Beardstown to Noel N. Sr. and Mary Zillion Clarke, he married Mary J. Seaman on March 21, 1987, in Bluff Springs. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Brian of Beardstown and Barry (and Cathy) of Mount Sterling; one daughter, Karla (and Harvey) Spears of Beardstown; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
  One sister preceded him in death.
  He worked on the Illinois River for 40 years as a barge pilot and captain, having achieved the position of master pilot. He last worked for ADM/ARTCO.
  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Beardstown City Cemetery. The Rev. Roger Simpson will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at Sager Funeral Home, where family will receive friends from 5 to 7 tonight.
  Memorials may be made to the Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice or to Cass County Visiting Nurses.

Obituary of Mary A. Clugston Stanton Clawson
Peoria Journal Star, July 23, 1995
Mary Clawson
  PEORIA - Mary A. Clawson, 90, of 1205 N. Institute Place since 1971, formerly of the Macomb area, died at 12:53 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 1995, at Saint Francis Medical Center.
  Born March 31, 1905, in Schuyler County to William Randolph and Elizabeth Burnham Clugston, she married Chester A. Stanton in 1923 in Macomb. He preceded her in death. She later married Lloyd E. Clawson in 1951 in Macomb. He also preceded her in death, as did one son, Scott Stanton; one granddaughter; four brothers; and three sisters.
  Surviving are two daughters, Priscilla Dumont and Mrs. William (Mary Ann) Nix, both of Peoria; two sons, George Stanton of Eureka and Lee Clawson of Congerville; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
  She was a licensed practical nurse in the Macomb area for 20 years before moving to Peoria in 1971. She was of the Methodist faith.
  Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 tonight at Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home in Peoria.

Obituary of LeRoy "Roy" Phillip Clayton
Peoria Journal Star, September 30, 1996
Leroy Clayton
  ASTORIA - Leroy Philip Clayton, 97, of Astoria died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born Feb. 9, 1899, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, to John and Kathryn Shelts Clayton, he married Mary Crable on Nov. 21, 1925, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are three sons, Gerald of Browning, Delbert of Astoria and Cecil L. of Canton; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. One son, one grandson, four brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
  A member of Fulton County Farm Bureau, he was a retired farmer.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Collis Trone will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the memorial home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Astoria Township Cemetery Association or to Astoria Rescue Squad.

Obituary of M. Maxine McQuaid Clayton
Peoria Journal Star, September 2, 1997
M. Maxine Clayton
  CAMDEN - M. Maxine Clayton, 84, of Camden died at 8:05 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, 1997, at Culbertson Long-Term Care Facility in Rushville.
  Born July 30, 1913, in Brackenridge to James and Hester Owen McQuaid, she married Marvin Clayton on April 23, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Jan. 13, 1989.
  Surviving are two sons, Charles of Camden and James of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Myrel (Cheryl) Allen of Camden; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Four brothers, two sisters, one granddaughter and one great-grandson also preceded her in death.
  She was a member of the former Camden Assembly of God Church.
  Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

Obituary of Marion K. Cleek
Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 1996
Marion Cleek
  COLCHESTER - Marion K. Cleek, 62, of 55809 N. 1050 Road died at 10:41 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 1996, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
  Born Nov. 5, 1933, in Camden to Maurice and Faye Chapman Cleek, he married Payline Wyland on Jan. 7, 1962, in Schuyler County. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Cindy Vincent of Colchester and Christine Hainline of Plymouth; one brother, Donald of Coal Valley; and two grandchildren.
  He was a heavy equipment operator for Hillyer Inc. Construction in Macomb.
  He served in the Army from 1954 to 1956. He was a member of Colchester First Christian Church.
  Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Jim Richardson will officiate. Calling hours will be after 9 a.m. Monday at the mortuary, where visitation will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Cancer Society or to McDonough District Hospital Hospice.

Obituary of Adda "Addie" Mae Hickman Cokenour
Peoria Journal Star, January 12, 1994, Page: C8
Addie Cokenour
  RUSHVILLE - Addie Mae Cokenour, 86, of Wilmington, Ohio, formerly of Rushville, died at 12:35 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, 1994, at Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington.
  Born May 2, 1907, in Brown County to Henry and Alma Haley Hickman, she married William H. Cokenour on Aug. 1, 1931, in Macomb. He died Jan. 24, 1987. Four brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are four daughters, Linda Wainman of Round Lake, Barbara Ann Will of Savannah, Ga., Carolyn Baur of Wilmington and Marilyn Iszler of Arvada, Colo.; three sons, Charles of Springfield, Va., Kenneth of O'Fallon, Mo., and John of Alexandria, Va.; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
  She was a nurse's aide.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Rushville City Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel.
  Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Home Health Care.

Obituary of Dorothy Elizabeth Ward Cokenour
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, January 30, 2002, page 13, column 3
Dorothy Cokenour
  Dorothy Elizabeth Cokenour, 86, of Rushville, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2002 at Snyder s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
  She was born April 13, 1915, in Roseville, to the late Roy Andrew and Cora Elizabeth Frederick Ward.
  She married Leslie Cokenour Jan. 30, 1935, in Brown County.  He died July 12, 1982.
  Surviving are one son, Robert Cokenour of Gillespie; one daughter, Mrs. Lyle (Doris) Vail of Littleton; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
  A son, Donald Cokenour, one brother, Roy Ward, and one sister, Maxine Perze, preceded her in death.
  She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Rushville.  Cremation has been accorded.
  Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at the Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating.
  There will be no visitation.  Worthington Funeral Home of Rushville is in charge of services.
  Memorials may be given to the Snyder s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.

Obituary of Gerald "Jay" Coker
Peoria Journal Star, February 22, 1996
Gerald Coker
  MACOMB - Gerald "Jay" Coker, 75, of 2158 N. Illinois Route 96, Nauvoo, formerly of Macomb, died at 8:02 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, 1996, at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa.
  Born Jan. 10, 1921, in Schuyler County to Orville and Nina Stoneking Coker, he married Gwen Crane on May 24, 1944, in Brownwood, Texas. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Terry of Petersburg and Jerry of Fayetteville, N.C.; one daughter, Mrs. John (Sheri) Crandell of Macomb; seven grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.
  He attended the University of Wyoming for one year, where he was the football team's punter.
  He served in the Army during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars for 50 years. At his death, he was a member of VFW Post 1921 in Macomb.
  He was a lineman for Central Illinois Public Service Co. in Macomb for more than 38 years, retiring in 1986. He moved to Nauvoo in the early 1980s.
  He was a member of Macomb Masonic Lodge 17, AF&AM; Quincy Consistory AASR; and Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Ralph Swarthout will officiate. Calling hours will be after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Masonic services will be at 6:15 p.m. Friday by his lodge at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, with military rites accorded by Macomb VFW. Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Nursing Scholarship in Quincy or the National Veterans Service Fund in care of Macomb VFW.

Obituary of James S. Conlee
Peoria Journal Star, February 8, 1998
James Conlee
  BEARDSTOWN - James S. Conlee, 81, of 7401 W. 103rd St., Palos Hills, formerly of Beardstown and Waverly, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 7, 1998, at Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago.
  Born Jan. 26, 1917, in Jacksonville to Roy and Nellie Stout Conlee, he married Charlotte Trone. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Jackie Hayes of Jacksonville and Charma Wicks of Palos Heights; one son, R. G. of Mount Pleasant, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Two sisters preceded him in death.
  He was a World War II Army veteran, serving in the South Pacific.
  He was a graduate of Illinois College in Jacksonville and Vandercook College of Music in Chicago.
  A member of United Federation of Musicians, he was a professional musician for 65 years. He was a band leader and trumpet player.
  A member of National Education Association, he was a music teacher for 33 1/2 years, teaching at Waverly, Beardstown and Chicago County High School No. 218.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. James Shirley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Bader Cemetery.

Obituary of Josephine Cunningham Morrell Constable
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Josephine Morrell Constable
  Josephine Morrell Constable, 86, of Rushville, passed away at 9:50 AM Sunday, May 27, 2007 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  She was born on September 2, 1920, in Schuyler County, Illinois, the daughter of the late James and Myrtle (Illman) Cunningham.  She first married W. Wayne Morrell on January 14, 1939 in Kahoka, Missouri and he preceded her in death on January 6, 1980.  She later married Raymond Constable on December 3, 1982 in Rushville and he preceded her in death on February 20, 1991.
  Josephine was a farmer, working with her husband Wayne on the family farm.  She enjoyed the outdoors, building fence, hauling grain or whatever Wayne needed her to do.  She later worked for the Schuyler County Board of Review.  She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, the Buena Vista Mother s Club, and the Rushville Business and Professional Women s Club.  She enjoyed bowling on several leagues, winning the state championship and playing bingo.
  Surviving are three daughters Connie Hulvey and husband Maynard, Nancy Lashbrook and husband Larry and Joyce Prather all of Rushville, two step daughters Joyce Headley and husband Royce of Macomb and Nancy Toland of Rushville, five grandchildren Beth Grover and husband Tom, Mike Hulvey and friend Jody Logan, Matthew Prather and wife Lori, Kerry Prather and Jennifer Prather, 4 step grandchildren Mike Malcomson and wife Elisha, Kelly Greene and husband Greg, Heath Headley and wife Julie and Darren Headley and wife Carla, 9 great grandchildren Kasey and Tyler Grover, Adam, Austin and Cameron Hulvey, Erin Herbster, Eric, Jadyn, and Trace Prather,  6 step great grandchildren Andrew and Paul Malcomson, Addie Greene, Drew, Jilliann, and Benjamin Headley, one sister Virginia Wheelhouse of Rushville, two step sisters Joan Hanning and husband Gale of Rushville, and Carole Wells and husband Russell of Roodhouse, a step brother Lyle Ward of Tempe, Arizona and several nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, step father Ralph Ward, son-in-law James Prather, great grandson Garrett Grover, one step brother Wendell Ward, one step sister Sara Logsdon.
  Services will be at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, May 30, 2007 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville with Rev. Dr. E. Ambrose Stump officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 to 8 PM Tuesday  at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Organ Fund or Culbertson Garden s.  You are invited to share your memories of Josephine and leave condolences at www.woodfh.net.

Obituary of Erma Eileen Cook
Peoria Journal Star, March 16, 2005, Page: B4
Erma Cook
  MACOMB - Erma Eileen Cook, 82, of Macomb died at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005, at Heartland Healthcare Center.
  She was born Dec. 20, 1922, in Macomb to Roy Blaine and Mabel A. Johnson Cook.
  Surviving is one brother, Dean (and Phyllis) Cook of Sciota.
  She was preceded in death by one sister.
  She worked for Colorado Public Service in Denver before returning to McDonough County in 1960. She then worked for the Western Illinois University Alumni Association for many years, retiring in 1985.
  She was a member of Sciota United Methodist Church until its closing and attended Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
  Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. The Rev. Russell Smith will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
  Memorials may be made to the Western Illinois University Alumni Association or Wesley United Methodist Church.

Obituary of Russel D. Cook
Peoria Journal Star, August 21, 2005, Page: B6
Russel Cook
  Beardstown - Russel D. Cook, 85, of Beardstown died Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, at Heritage Manor South.
  Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Chandlerville to Samuel and Verla Griffen Cook, he married Leah Schaefer on Jan. 29, 1949, in Springfield. She died Nov. 26, 1995.
  He also was preceded in death by one sister and three brothers.
  Surviving are his brother, Larry of Canton; and two sisters, Berneda Campbell of Sunnyvale, Calif., and June Anderson of Canton.
  A member of the American Legion and Guthrie-Pierce Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1239, he served as a master sergeant in the Army during World War II in the South Pacific Theater from 1942 until 1945.
  He owned and operated Arrow Restaurant in Beardstown for 20 years and also Cook's Nook in Beardstown for six years. He also managed Virginia Country Club for 20 years.
  As a member of the Beardstown Kiwanis Club, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Flags of Love - lining the city square with American flags on national holidays.
  He also was a member of First United Methodist Church in Beardstown.
  Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. Cremation has been accorded. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. The family will meet with friends one hour before services at the funeral home.
  Memorials may be made to Cook's Nook Clubhouse at Eddie Garnier Apartments in Beardstown.

Obituary of Nathan Thomas Cooper
Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 2004, Page: B6
Nathan Cooper
  RUSHVILLE - Services for Nathan T. Cooper, 20, of Rushville will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Rushville. Barbara Wooldridge will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Wood-Roby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
  He was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2004.
  He died after his truck struck a utility pole about one mile north of Rushville on Old Macomb Road.
  He was born June 23, 1983, in Rushville, the son of Daniel R. and Mindy (DeMoss) Cooper.
  Surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mindy and Brian Newell of Rushville; his father, Daniel Cooper of Beardstown; Molly Osmer, with whom he made his home; one daughter, Whitley Jean Cooper, at home; his grandparents, Linda and Robert Brown, and Ronald DeMoss, all of Rushville, and Donald and Shirley Cooper of Beardstown; his stepgrandparents, Montie and Fran Newell of Rushville; one sister, Lacey Cooper of Rushville; and three brothers, Beau Newell of Rushville, and Andy Cooper and Daylon Cooper, both of Arenzville.
  He graduated from Rushville High School in 2001.
  He had attended Spoon River College.
  He was a cabinetmaker for Concord Cabinets in Clayton.
  He was a member of the Full Draw Archery Club in Rushville.
Memorials may be made to the Whitley Jean Cooper Education Fund at Schuyler State Bank in Rushville.

Obituary of Timothy Joseph Cooper
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, January 9, 2002, page 11, column 5
Timothy Cooper
  Timothy Joseph Cooper, 44, of Beardstown died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at his residence.
  He was born April 13, 1957 in Beardstown to Glen and Betty Livingston Cooper.
  Surviving are one daughter, Kirby of Muscatine, Iowa; his parents of Beardstown; his grandmother, Viola Hardin of Jacksonville; two brothers, Terry of Phoenix and Ted of Cranbury, N.J.; one sister, Cathy Clark of Beardstown; and several nieces and nephews.
  He was preceded in death by one brother, his maternal grandparents and his paternal grandfather.
  He had been a contractor in the Beardstown area for many years.  He last was a manager of Beard School and Seventh Street Apartments.
  He was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown, where services were held Friday, Jan. 4.  The Rev. David Natzke officiated. Sager Funeral Home was in charge of services.  Burial was in Beardstown City Cemetery.

Obituary of James "Wendell" Wendell Copes
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Wendell Copes
  James "Wendell" Copes, 83, of Rusvhille, passed away at 11:10 PM, Sunday, May 13, 2007 at the Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, with his daughter at his side.
   He was born on February 9, 1924, in Vermont, Illinois, the son of the late Clinton and Nettie (Schroeder) Copes.  He married Lydia Dohner on May 14, 1950 in Vermont.
   A 1942 graduate of Vermont High School.  He served in WW II with the US Navy. Wendell farmed all his life retiring in the spring of 2006.  He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion and the Illinois Farm Bureau.  He loved life and loved people.
  Surviving are one daughter Sandy Belden and husband Jeff of Columbia, Missouri, three grandchildren Stuart Belden and wife Angela of Columbia, Missouri, Scott Belden, of Dakar, Senegal, Africa and Mark Belden of Columbia, Missouri.
  He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Wayne Copes and one sister Mildred Copes.
  Services will be at 1:00 PM Friday, May 18, 2007 at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Mike Cahill officiating.  Interment will follow in the Vermont Cemetery with military rites conducted.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  Memorials are suggested to American Diabetes Association.

Deaths of Mrs. Ruth Stinson Devore Ashcraft, Mrs. Tillie Newburn and Miss Olive Elizabeth Venters
Rushville Times, September 6, 1962
Mishap Occurs During Heavy Rainstorm
  Three women were killed and five persons hospitalized, one in critical condition, as the result of a two-car head on collision last Friday evening on Route 100, about one mile east of the new Route 67 intersection with Route 103. Killed were Mrs. Ruth Ashcraft 38, of Vermont, her mother, Mrs. Tillie Newburn, 58, of Beardstown and Miss Olive E. Venters, retired school teacher, of Bader.
  Most seriously injured in the mishap was Mrs. Beulah Trone, 70, also of Bader, and a sister of Miss Venters, with whom she was riding. Four boys in the car driven by Mrs. Ashcraft, also were hospitalized at Beardstown. They were Galen Smith, 8, Owen Trainor, 16, Kenny Moore, 14, all of Beardstown and Arnold Devore, 14, of Vermont.
  The accident occurred about 4:45 p.m. in a heavy rainstorm. The accident was investigated by State Trooper Floyd Farrar who testified at the inquest conducted by Acting Coroner Frank Lashbrook Friday night.  The officer stated that he was told by a witness, William Fox of San Diego, Calf., that the Venters car was over the center of the pavement as it approached his car, which was headed west. He was able to take to the shoulder and miss a collision but the Ashcraft car was right behind him and the two cars hit head on. Both were in the west bound lane.
  The jury at the inquest found that all three victims of the mishap came to their deaths "by crushing injuries due to an auto accident." The Ashcraft body was taken to Kost Memorial Home in Vermont. Mrs. Newburn was  removed to Cline Funeral Home in Beardstown. Miss Venters was taken to Shawgo Memorial home in Astoria.
  Traffic in the area of the accident was congested for nearly an hour and a half. The injured passengers were taken to the Schmitt Memorial hospital and the dead were brought  to Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville for an inquest. The accident was handled by Trooper Farrar, and Beverly Johnson, and they were assisted by officials from Schuyler and Cass Counties. One-way traffic was in effect until nearly 7 o'clock.
  Mrs. Ashcraft was driving and Mrs. Newburn was a front seat passenger in their car. The four boys were riding in the back seat. Galen Smith, 8, was a great grandson of Mrs. Newburn and suffered a broken leg and shock and has been transferred to St. John's hospital in Springfield. Owen Trainor, 16, a grandson of Mrs. Newburn, had a broken jaw and a brain concussion. Arnold Devore, 15, son of Mrs. Ashcraft, received possible concussion and was removed to the Culbertson hospital. Kenneth Moore, 14, suffered a serve scalp cut and other lacerations.
  Mrs. Trone, passenger in the Venters car, was most seriously injured and remains in critical condition at the Beardstown hospital.
  Note: Mrs. Ruth Stinson Devore Ashcraft was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Memphis, Tenn., a daughter of Arthur and Tillie Mitchell Stinson.  She first married Ralph Devore Feb. 1939 and he died.  She then married Paul E. Ashcraft 7 Nov-1955 DeSoto County, Miss. She is survived by 3 sons: Ralph Devore, Arnold Devore, and Johnny Devore; and one daughter Delores Devore.
  Note: Miss Olive Elizabeth Venters, born September 28, 1887 Bader, Schuyler county, died August 31, 1962, daughter of Walter Maro Venters and Margaret "Maggie" D. Diamonds.

Obituary of Eugene R. Butler
Eagle Publications, September 27, 2006
Eugene Butler
  Eugene R. Butler, 86, Rushville, formerly of Creve Coeur, died at 10:15 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Sterling.
  Cremation has been accorded.
  Private family services with burial in the Secor Cemetery, Secor, will be at a later date.
  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer s Association.
  Wood Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family online at woodfh@frontiernet.net

Obituary of Thomas Alan Clark
  RUSHVILLE - Thomas Alan Clark, 54, of Rushville died Friday, May 20, 2005, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  He was born Nov. 14, 1950, in Beardstown, the son of James and Fern Dozier Clark.
  Mr. Clark was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1969-73 with the 373rd Strategic Missile Squadron. He retired as a warehouse supervisor for Rite-Aide Pharmaceuticals in Alabama.
  Survivors: parents, James and Fern of Rushville; brother, Larry Clark of San Diego; two sisters, Linda (husband, Wes) Crum of Cottondale, Ala., and Evelyn (husband, Scott) Thompson of rural Rushville; and three nieces.
  Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Robert Kirkham officiating. Interment: Rushville City Cemetery.

Obituary of William P. Corbridge
The Schuyler Citizen, February 1, 1872
Died
    Corbridge. - At his residence, in this place, on the 25th of January, 1872, William Corbridge, in the 50th year of his age.
    Mr. Corbridge was born in England, June 18th, 1822; emigrated with his parents to New York in 1833; in 1835 came to Schuyler county at the same time with Wm. Hinman; in 1837 came to Rushville and engaged with Wm. Longley as an apprentice in the house and sign painting business. In March, 1842 he was married to Miss Mary Boice, whom he now leaves a widow with six children. Several years since he was badly burned about the chest by the explosion of an oil lamp, since which time he has been subject to fainting spells, making him fear to go from home alone. On Monday prior to his death he had something like a congestive chill, that prostrated him, but he was apparently getting better, till early Thursday morning, when, after eating his breakfast, while sitting in bed and conversing with a neighbor, his head suddenly fell forward, he attempted to call his wife but his tongue failed, and in a moment more life was extinct. He was buried on Sunday following, a large number being in attendance at the funeral despite the cold weather. The Rev. Mr. Rucker conducted the funeral services.

The Schuyler Citizen, May 30, 1872
Probate Notice
  Estate of Wm. P. Corbridge, Deceased. Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims and demands against the estate of Wm. P. Crobridge, deceased, to present the same for proof of claims at a regular term of the county court of Schuyler county, to be holden at the court house in Rushville, on Wednesday, 17th day of July, A. D. 1872.
  All persons indebted to said estate are notified to make payment to the undersigned with delay.
Hiram Evans, Administrator of estate of Wm. P. Corbridge. Rushville, Ill., May 29, 1872.

The Schuyler Citizen, June 27, 1872
Probate Notice
  Estate of Wm. P. Corbridge, Deceased.
  Notice is hereby given to all persons having claims and demands against the estate of Wm. P. Corbridge, deceased, to present the same for proof of claims at a regular term of the county court of Schuyler county, to be holden at the court house in Rushville on Wednesday, 17th day of July, A. D. 1872
  All persons indebted to said estate are notified to make payment to the undersigned without delay.
  Hiram Evans, Administrator of estate of Wm. P. Corbridge. Rushville, Ill., May 29, 1872.

Obituary of James "Jim" Harland Corrie
Peoria Journal Star, December 13, 1995
James Corrie
  RUSHVILLE - James H. Corrie, 81, of Rural Route 1 died at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, 1995, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
  Born June 24, 1914, in Littleton Township, Schuyler County, to Harland G. and Nellie Garrison Corrie, he married Juanita Donaldson on Nov. 10, 1940, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Teresa M.) Rebman of rural Rushville and Mrs. John (Barbara) Nell of Neponset; two sons, James A. of rural Rushville and Robert B. of Rushville; one brother, John G. of Rushville; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
  He was a lifelong farmer in Littleton Township. He was active with the Schuyler County 4-H program. He was a former member of Culbertson Memorial Hospital Board and served on Schuyler Community School Board.
  He was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church. He was a 50-year member of Littleton Masonic Lodge 766 and Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at his church. The Rev. Sidney Crowcroft will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, south of Littleton.
  Memorials may be made to his church or Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Obituary of John Garrison Corrie
Peoria Journal Star, September 6, 2004
John Corrie
  RUSHVILLE - John Garrison Corrie, 93, of 180 Grandview Drive died at 7:53 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2004, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
  Born June 25, 1911, in Littleton Township, Schuyler County, to Harland G. and Nellie Garrison Corrie, he married Florine Sargent on March 11, 1938, in Rushville. She died May 30, 1976. He later married Mae Armstrong Houser on Feb. 12, 1978, in Rushville. She died July 18, 1986.
  He was preceded in death by one stepdaughter, Mary Louise LeSage, and one brother.
  Surviving are one stepdaughter, Serena (and Marvin) Garlick of Geneseo; four stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild.
  A member of the Schuyler County Farm Bureau, he was a lifelong farmer.
  He was a member of Rushville First United Methodist Church and its Booster Sunday school class.
  Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Mary 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 his church or to Culbertson Long Term Care.

Obituary for Judith Anne Seymour Coultas
Eagle Publications, January 27, 2005
Judith A. Coultas
  Judith Anne Coultas, 61, Little Swan Lake, died Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at home.
  She was born Aug. 8, 1943, in Pittsfield, the daughter of Robert P. and Ida (Brummell) Seymour. She married Robert D. Coultas June 29, 1962, in Winchester. He survives.
  She is also survived by two sons, Craig (Mary Pat) Coultas, Centennial, Colo., and Scott (Kathy) Coultas, Bushnell; one daughter, Robyn (Greg) Norton, Tomah, Wis.; four brothers, Carl (Barbara) Seymour and Jerry (Karen) Seymour, both of Baylis, Eugene Seymour, Quincy, and Kent (Phyliss) Seymour, Liberty; three sisters, Nancy (Thomas) Applebaum, Morgan Hill, Calif., Kay Seymour, in Texas, and Glenna (Robert) Cameron, Black, Mo.; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
  She was preceded in death by her parents.
  She was reared in the Baylis area. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1961 and retired from Service Master Inc., of Downers Grove.
  She was a member of Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
  Cremation was accorded. A memorial services was held Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, in Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.
  Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospice and Walnut Grove United Methodist Church.

Obituary of Frank Cox
died: November 7, 1897
The Schuyler Citizen, Rushville, Schuyler Co., IL, November 10, 1897
  Frank Cox, aged about 27 years, who resided on Garrison s farm near Littleton, died Sunday morning of pneumonia.  He leaves a wife and two children.  The remains were taken to Beardstown this morning and from there shipped to Springfield for burial.
  Transcribed by Carol Wolf Britton

Obituary of Gale Cox
Peoria Journal Star, February 11, 1996
Gale Cox
  RUSHVILLE - Gale Cox, 81, of 511 W. Clinton St. died at 9:08 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born Feb. 21, 1914, near Cooperstown to Elmer and Daisy Thomas Cox, he married Fern Miller on Jan. 15, 1942, in Beardstown. She survives.
  Also surviving are two daughters, Joyce Ann Cox of Portland, Maine, and Judy Totsch of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Billie Miller of Mount Sterling; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. Four brothers preceded him in death.
  A member of Brown County Farm Bureau, he farmed in the Brown County area all his life, retiring in 1989. He was a member of Cooperstown Christian Church. He served on the LaMoine Christian Camp Board.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at his church. The Rev. Steve Capps will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Cooperstown Cemetery.
  Memorials may be made to his church or to Cass-Schuyler Home Health Care.

Obituary of Gerald Lee Cox
Peoria Journal Star, December 6, 1998
Gerald Cox
  CAMDEN - Gerald L. Cox, 64, of rural Camden died at 11:50 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
  Born March 12, 1934, near Chandlerville to Louis and Fern Dupes Cox, he married Mildred Richardson on Dec. 10, 1955, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are two sons, Kent of Rushville and Kevin of Industry; two daughters, Brenda John of Macomb and Penny Lunt of Rushville; three brothers, Jack of Glasford, Donald of Virginia, Ill., and Norman of Galesburg; two sisters, Alberta Dearing of Chandlerville and Betty Kanohi of Oliver Springs, Tenn.; and nine grandchildren.
  One brother preceded him in death.
  He was an equipment operator for the city of Macomb Street Department for many years, retiring in 1996. He was a member of Rushville Moose Lodge 506. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County.
  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 6, 1998
Gerald L. Cox
  CAMDEN - Gerald L. Cox, 64, of Camden died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville.
  He was born March 12, 1934, near Chandlerville, the son of Louis and Fern Dupes Cox. He married Mildred Richardson in 1955 in Rushville.
  Mr. Cox was an equipment operator for the city of Macomb Street Department for many years, retiring in 1996, and was a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge 506.
  Survivors: wife, Mildred; two sons, Kent Cox of Rushville and Kevin Cox of Industry; two daughters, Brenda John of Macomb and Penny Lunt of Rushville; nine grandchildren; three brothers, Jack Cox of Glasford, Donald Cox of Virginia and Norman Cox of Galesburg; and two sisters, Alberta Dearing of Chandlerville and Betty Kanohi of Oliver Springs, Tenn.
  Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev.
  Scott Henley officiating. Burial: White Oak Cemetery, Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County.

Obituary ot Alice Young Crandall
Peoria Journal Star, January 15, 1994, Page: C8
Alice Crandall
  RUSHVILLE - Alice Crandall, 77, of 360 W. Washington St. died at 5:40 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 1994, at Culbertson Long-Term Care Facility.
  Born March 18, 1916, in Buena Vista Township, Schuyler County, to Dwight M. and Della Burnside Young, she married John Paul Crandall on Dec. 14, 1936, in Petersburg. He died March 2, 1990. One sister and two brothers also preceded her in death.
  Surviving are one son, Edward Y. of Oklahoma City; one daughter, Carol Crandall of Jacksonville; one sister, Helen Pearson of Rushville; and one granddaughter.
  She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville, American Heart Association of Schuyler County and the Republican Women's Club.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery, north of Rushville.
  Memorials may be made to her church or Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Death Notice of Son of John Crawford
The Rushville Times, September 3, 1896 - "Our Neighbors" column
  Crawford, child - The little son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford, of New Philadelphia, choked to death on a button a few days ago. He was not quite two years old.

Obituary of Helen Briney Snyder Criser
Worthington Funeral Home Obituary
 Helen Briney Snyder Criser
  Helen Briney Snyder Criser died on June 25, 2007 in Bloomfield, CT.  She was 99.
  Helen was born in Schuyler County on February 25, 1908, daughter of Charlotte and John Briney.  She was preceded in death by her husbands, Merle O. Snyder who died in 1974 and Cecil Criser who died in 1984, her brothers Harold Briney, Herschel Briney, Wilburn Briney and Ralph Briney, sisters Evelyn Thurston and Esther Chu and her youngest child Mary Jane Robbins (2003) and her grandson Bruce Rutherford.
  She is survived by her son Dayle O. Snyder of Cambridge Ohio and daughters Bette J. Marr of Carlinville, IL and Carole A. Christopher of Norfolk, VA as well as numerous grandchildren, great grand-children and great, great grand-children.
  Her legacy can be found in her large and loving family.  Her involvement in their lives was a blessing to all.  She was a member of Eastern Star and First Congregational Church in Bloomfield, CT.
  Services will be held at Worthington Funeral home, Rushville IL on June 30, 2007 at 1 o clock in the afternoon.  Visitation will be Friday evening, June 29th from 7 to 9 o clock in the evening.  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Connecticut VNA Hospice, 103 Woodland St, Floor 1, Hartford, CT 06105.  Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to worthing@worthingtonfh.com

Eagle Publications, June 29, 2007
Helen Briney Snyder Criser
  Helen Briney Snyder Criser, 99, formerly of Rushville, died Monday, June 25, 2007, at Bloomfield, Conn.
  Services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2007, at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville.
  Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m., Friday, June 29, 2007, at the funeral home.
  Memorials may be made to Connecticut VNA Hospice, 103 Woodland St, Floor 1, Hartford, CT 06105.

Peoria Journal Star, June 28, 2007.
Criser, Helen Briney Snyder
  SCHUYLER COUNTY - Helen Briney Snyder Criser, 99, of Bloomfield, Conn., formerly of Schuyler County, Ill., passed away at 9:35 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2007, at the Bloomfield Healthcare Center in Bloomfield, Conn.
  Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery.

Death of Willis Criswell
Rushville Times, August 18, 1892
  Willis Criswell left here last Thursday for Lexington, Ky., after spending four weeks at the old home. Early Tuesday morning his mother received a telegram announcing his serious illness. She left immediately for Beardstown to take the train for Lexington, but soon after her departure another telegram was received announcing his death. A messenger was sent to Beardstown to deliver the sad news to Mrs. Lawler. She proceeded to Lexington to accompany the remains home. A telegram in the Chicago Inter-Ocean of yesterday would indicate that he committed suicide.

Obituary of Velona Aten Cromien
The Stark County News, Wednesday, 13 May 1931
Mrs. Velona Cromien laid To Rest Today
  Following a comparitively brief illness, Mrs. Velona Cromien, one of West Jersey township's oldest and most respected citizens passed away at her home two miles west and two miles north of the village of West Jersey Sunday evening. Mrs. Cromien was aged 85 years and practically all of her life had been spent in Stark County.
  Funeral services were held this Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Methodist church in West Jersey, Reverend Thomas Spencer, the pastor, being in charge.
  Interment was in the West Jersey cemetery.
  Velona Aten, youngest daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Aten was born 31 March 1846 at Smithfield, Fulton county, Illinois, and passed away at her home northwest of West Jersey 10 May 1931 at the age of 85 years, 1 month and 10 days. When she was about a year old, her father passed away and the family moved to Stark county where she grew to womanhood.
  In 1867 she was united in marriage to Phillip Cromien, veteran of the Civil War. During the war, Mr. Cromien was a prisoner of the Confederate forces and was held in Andersonville prison. Mr. Cromien passed away 9 February 1879.
  The following children survive: Mrs. Tom Connelly, Mrs. Homer Webster, John, Charles and Clyde Cromien, all of the West Jersey community. She also leaves eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one half sister, Mrs. Emma Jones, of LaFayette. One sister, one brother, three half-brothers and one half-­sister preceded her in death.

The Stark County News, Wednesday, 20 May 1931
Services Held For Mrs. V. Cromien, 85
  Funeral services for Mrs. Velona Cromien were held last Wednesday afternoon from the West Jersey Methodist Episcopal church, Reverend Thomas A. Spencer in charge. Mrs. Cromien was aged 85 years and passed away 10 May, after a comparitively short illness.
  Service of song was given by Mrs. J. H. Beamer and son Phillip, who sang "Nearer My God To Thee, " "Abide With Me," and" Jesus, Lover of My Soul." They were accompanied at the piano by Mrs. J. C. Bodine.
 Pallbearers were Frank Bryan, B. A. Fox, Ralph Beamer, Henry Swank, S. J. Newman and Hayes Harmon.
  Velona Aten was born 3 March 1846 near Smithfield, in Fulton county, Illinois. She was the youngest of three children and the last to survive. Shortly after her father's death when she was only one year of age, her mother moved with the family to West Jersey township.
  In 1867 she was united in marriage to Phillip Cromien, a soldier who fought under Grant in the Civil War. She was left a widow in 1879 with three sons and two daughters. They are Mrs. Tom Connelly, Mrs. Homer Webster, and John, Charles, and Clyde, all of whom live in the West Jersey vicinity. A nephew, Milford Aten, made his home with the family for many years.
  There are also eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives who survive, and one half-sister, Mrs. Ella Jones of LaFayette.

Obituary of Dwight Leslie (Lesley) Crone
died: December 24, 1967
Astoria Argus - In ink Dec. 24, 1967
Dwight L. Crone Dies At Age 75
  Dwight L. Crone, 74, retired implement dealer of Rushville, died at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Culbertson Hospital where he was admitted on Dec. 22.
  He was born Aug. 22, 1892, the son of Jacob and Louisa Robeson Crone and had resided in Schuyler County his entire lifetime.  He married Mabel Elizabeth Naugh in Woodstock Township Oct. 14, 1914.  She died July 12, 1962.
  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Maurine) Cripe of Astoria, two sons, Verne of RR 2, Rushville and Dale of Chenoa, and five grandchildren. 
  Mr. Crone was a member of the First Methodist Church of Rushville.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.  Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary of Francis "Jink" E. Crosier
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Sedgewick Funeral Home Obituary
Francis E. "Jink" Crosier
  Canton Headline: Francis E. "Jink" Crosier, 78, of Canton passed away Sunday, June 24, 2007 at 3:42 pm at Graham Hospital, Canton.
  Born in Rushville, IL, March 19, 1929, to Vail and Goldie (Rittenhouse) Crosier, he married Betty Jeanne Trone, June 1, 1949 at Mt. Sterling Christian Church, Mt. Sterling, IL.
  She survives along with two daughters; Sharon (Steve) Kuzniar of Canton and Linda (Curtis, deceased) Asher of Warsaw; a special niece whom he raised, Vicki (Mark) Trone-Natwick of Milwaukee, WI; three grandchildren, Kevin (Debbie) Asher of Anchorage, AK, Jennifer Asher of Champaign and Joshua Kuzniar of Yates City; two great-grandchildren, Curtis and Ella Grace Asher of Anchorage, AK; two brothers, Robert Crosier of Gary, IN and Donnie Crosier of Rushville; two sisters, Dorothy Huggins of Canton and Betty Foote of Mt. Sterling and a grand niece, Ashley Kellums of Wisconsin. Preceding him in death were his parents, his son-in-law, Curtis Asher, one brother and two sisters.
  He first worked for International Harvester and had his own Concrete Construction business for several years. He then was a city policeman for the Canton Police Dept. for twenty years before retiring.
  Jink was a good husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He had a special fishing friend, Cary Bohanan, who he could always count on to accompany him to their favorite fishing hole. He will be sadly missed by his family.
  He was of the Christian Faith and a US Navy veteran.
  Services will be Wednesday, June 27th at 11:00 am at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, Canton with visitation one hour prior. Captains David & Randi Bump will officiate. Burial will follow in White Chapel Memory Gardens, Canton. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Meals on Wheels. Online condolences can be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com

Canton Daily Ledger, Friday, June 29, 2007
Francis Crosier
  Francis E. "Jink" Crosier, 78, of Canton, died at 3:42 p.m. Sunday (June 24, 2007) at Graham Hospital in Canton.
  Born March 19, 1929, in Rushville, the son of Vail and Goldie (Rittenhouse) Crosier, he married Betty Jeanne Trone on June 1, 1949, at Mt. Sterling Christian Church. She survives.
  Other survivors include two daughters, Sharon (Steve) Kuzniar of Canton and Linda Asher of Warsaw; a special niece, whom he raised, Vicki (Mark) Trone-Natwick of Milwaukee, Wis.; three grandchildren, Kevin (Debbie) Asher of Anchorage, Alaska, Jennifer Asher of Champaign and Joshua Kuzniar of Yates City; two great-grandchildren, Curtis and Ella Grace Asher of Anchorage; two brothers, Robert Crosier of Gary, Ind. and Donnie Crosier of Rushville; two sisters, Dorothy Huggins of Canton and Betty Foote of Mt. Sterling; and a grand-niece, Ashley Kellums of Wisconsin.
  He was preceded in death by his parents; one son-in-law, Curtis Asher; one brother; and two sisters.
  He was of the Christian faith.
  He was a United States Navy veteran. He first worked for International Harvester and had is own Concrete Construction business for several years. He then was a city policeman for the Canton Police Department for 20 years before retiring.
  He enjoyed being a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He enjoyed spending time with his special fishing friend, Cary Bohanan.
  Services were held at 11 a.m., June 27, at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, with Captains David and Randi Bump officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to services, June 27, at the memorial home. Burial was at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
  Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or Meals on Wheels. Online condolences may be sent to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.

Obituary of Daniel Robert Crum
Peoria Journal Star, January 22, 1996, Page: D6
Daniel Crum
  CARTHAGE - Daniel Robert Crum, 65, of Carthage died at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 1996, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
  Born April 4, 1930, in Carthage to William L. and Cleo Mae Jacoby Crum, he married Janie Allen on July 29, 1983, in Carthage. She survives.
  Also surviving are his mother, Cleo Crum Davis of Carthage; one daughter, Mrs. Howard (Cynthia "Cindy") Curtis of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons, Daniel R. "Rick" of Marquette Heights and Terry L. of Vacaville, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Don (Jana) McGaughey of Carthage; two stepsons, Jeffrey A. Payne of Portland, N.D., and Jamie R. Payne of Mendon; one brother, David W. of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Dwight (Dianne E.) Haines of Colchester; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One infant child and his twin brother preceded him in death.
  He entered the Navy in 1948 and served for 20 years, attaining the rank of chief petty officer and being involved in V.W. 4 Squadron Hurricane Hunters out of Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico. He was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Korean and Vietnam wars.
  He then worked at Montgomery Heating and Electric in Carthage and later for the Hancock Central School District.
  He was a life member of Carthage Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5117, where he was past 8th District Commander. He was assistant director of alcohol and drug abuse for the Department of Illinois VFW for the past five years.
  He also was a member of Phillip Hartzell American Legion Post 74 of Carthage and AMVETS in Ursa.
  He attended Carthage Presbyterian Church.
  A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lamporte Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey O. Kelley will officiate. Visitation will be three hours before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa, where military rites will be conducted by Monmouth VFW Post 2301, Carthage VFW Post 5117 and his American Legion post.
  Memorials may be made to Cancer Aid & Research through the VFW Auxiliary of Carthage.

Obituary of Danny Gene Crum
Peoria Journal Star, June 25, 2004, Page: B4
Danny Crum
  RUSHVILLE - Danny Gene Crum, 54, of Rushville died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 2004, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
  Born Aug. 17, 1949, in Hillsboro to Don and Mildred White Crum, he married Mindy Boyd on Aug. 25, 1973, in Rushville. She survives.
  Also surviving are one daughter, Mallory Crum, at home; one son, Tyler, at home; his mother of Rushville; one sister, Deanna Clapp of Concordia, Kan.; and one brother, Stacey James of Springfield.
  He was preceded in death by his father.
  He served in the Navy from Nov. 12, 1969, to Sept. 11, 1971.
  He worked for Oscar Meyer in Beardstown for 17 years. He had worked as an agricultural superintendent of Correctional Industries at the Western Illinois Correctional Facility in Mount Sterling since March 1, 1989.
  He attended Spoon River College. He was a volunteer at SchuyLight Coffee House and coached Little League and flag football. He was a member of the Schuyler County Republican Committee. He formerly served on the board of Culbertson Memorial Hospital and the American Cancer Society.
  He was a member of Free Methodist Church in Rushville.
  Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at his church. The Rev. Robert Kirkham will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
  Memorials may be made to the Mallory and Tyler Crum education fund established at Rushville State Bank or to SchuyLight Coffee House.



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