Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 10
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Z. Aline REBMAN LOGAN
The Rushville Times, February 22, 1995
Z. Aline Logan, 67, of Rushville died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 1995, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Born Jan. 21, 1928, in Rushville, the daughter of the late George and Caroline (Bradbury) Rebman. She married James "Bud" Logan in Rushville and he survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Richard and Dannie, both of Rushville; two daughters, Mrs. Ron (Dixie) Shepherd and Mrs. Dave (Nancy) Stoneking both of Rushville; one step daughter Vergie Ellen Berry of Quincy; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Rebman and James L. Rebman both of Rushville; three sisters, Jeanette Thompson of Rushville, Mrs. Paul (Harriet) Enloe of Salem, MO and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Wilson of Havana. She was preceded in death by one son, George William Logan, a granddaughter, Shelly, and a brother, George H. Rebman.
She began cooking at various Rushville restaurants at the age of 13. She owned and operated the Maid-Rite in Rushville prior to becoming the manager of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4, where she was a cook for 8 and 1/2 years. She later cooked at The Virginia, Scripps Park for the last nine years. She was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church and the Schuyler American Legion Post Auxiliary. Services were Sunday at the Wood-Roby Funeral chapel in Rushville with the Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Rushville Assembly of God Church.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Betty Jane ESSLINGER MENELY
The Rushville Times, October 24, 1963
Mrs. Floyd Menely Dies Here Last Friday
Mrs. Betty Jane Menely, wife of Floyd Menely died Friday morning at Culbertson Memorial Hospital where she had bee a patient for the past four weeks. Funeral services in charge of the Worthington Funeral home were held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the First United Presbyterian church, the Rev. Thomas D. Brown of Springfield officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery. She was born Oct. 21, 1927 in Rushville, a daughter of Ora and Cora R. Esslinger.
She attended Rushville schools and was a member of the Rushville Presbyterian church. She was married to Floyd Menely, who survives. Also surviving are two children, Dwight and Marilyn, at home; her mother, Mrs. Cora Esslinger of Bowen; four sisters, Mrs. Francis Derry of Quincy, Mrs. Marjorie Kreutter of Minnesota, Mrs. Florence Friend of Chicago, Mrs. Della Schwanbec of Michigan; four brothers, Ben and Clinton , both of Bowen, Robert of Chicago and Charles of Viola. She was preceded in death by her father and one sister.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Andrew Pulaski VANORDER
The Rushville Times, January 19, 1956
Pulaski VanOrder, 82, Dies From Critical Burns in Fire Here Friday
Fire which broke out suddenly in the S.P. Weinberg tenant house on North Liberty street early Friday evening resulted in critical burns to Pulaski VanOrder, 82, in whose quarters the fire started, and also caused heavy damage to the two-story frame structure.
Quick action by Don Sinnock, who discovered the fire as he was leaving from work shortly before 5:30, averted an even greater loss. He noticed smoke pouring out of the windows at the rear of the building where VanOrder lived. He had seen VanOrder walking back to his quarters just a few minutes before. Sinnock stopped his car at once, instructed his wife to call the fire department, and entered the front of the house. Smoke was too thick for breathing and Sinnock could hear groans at the rear. He went across the alley for help from Vassar Vancil, who was working in that building, and the two men entered the VanOrder rooms through a window which they tore loose. Despite the heavy smoke and heat, they located the injured man from his groans and literally dragged him out through the
window. It was obvious that VanOrder was badly burned and he was given emergency treatment on the scene by Dr. Russell Dohner and then rushed to the Culbertson Memorial hospital where he lived until early Saturday morning.
The Rushville fire department answered the call promptly and had the towering flames as shown in the picture under control in a matter of minutes. There was little wind that evening and the bulk of the damage was confined to the rear of the building. VanOrder was removed from the south side of the building where the fire is shown to be most intense. The picture was taken at the height of the fire. Damage to the rear of the building was almost complete. An explosion from an undetermined source occurred during the early stages of the fire and blew out the window lights in the from of the downstairs rooms occupied by Mr. and Mrs. John Trone, neither of whom was home at the time. The glass from the explosion sprayed into the street but no one was injured. The upstairs apartment in the front suffered little damage from the fire and the tenant, Magnus Hanson, continues to live there. He also was absent at the time of the fire. The fireman worked over the ruins for more than an hour and had returned to the firehouse when another blaze broke out and they came back to the house shortly after 7 P.M. At 10:30 P.M. they were called for a third time when the bedding and clothes in the from room started burning. Although it is impossible to determine the exact origin of the fire, it
is believed that VanOrder may have tried to use some fuel oil or kerosene in the stove. He was badly burned about the face, hands, and chest.
Funeral services for Mr. VanOrder were held Sunday at 1 P.M. at the Hardy Funeral chapel, the Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Andrew Pulaski VanOrder was born March 6, 1873 in Bainbridge township, the son of Andrew and Nancy Bonser VanOrder. On Feb. 9, 1899 he married Rosa Jane Cathers, now deceased. He is survived by two sons, Frank and Jasper, of Peoria; a sister, Mrs. Clara Peacock, of Rushville and a brother, Fred, of Peoria.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Carl T. MENELY
Carl T. Menely Rites Held in Schaumberg
Relatives and friends have received word of the passing of Carl T. Menely of Powers Lake, Wis. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at
Ahlgrim Schaumburg. Carl was born and raised in Rushville and graduated from the Rushville high school with the class of 1932.
He was born Jan. 7, 1914, the son of Grace and Harry Menely and after graduation he moved to Chicago and married Audrey Peil of that city. They have one son, Ronald and two grandsons, Ronnie and Rickey of Hoffman Estates.
Carl was the brother of Mrs. Bert (Mary) Hartman, Mrs. Pauline White, Mrs. Virginia Cady and Mrs. Noble (Mildred) Ford, all of Rushville, Harry of Verwick and Floyd of Beardstown. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.
Carl T. Menely, 67, of Powers Lake, Wis., a former resident of Rushville, died Nov. 15. Services were held at 11 A.M. on Nov. 18 at the Ahlgrim and Sons Funeral Home in Schaumburg. Burial was in a cemetery at Forrest Park.
Survivors include his wife, the former Audrey Peil, one son, Ronald of Hauffman Estates, two grandsons, three sisters, Mrs. Bert (Mary) Hartman, Mrs. Virginia Cady, and Mrs. Noble (Mildred) Ford all of Rushville, two brothers, Harry of Berwick, and Floyd of Beardstown, several nieces and nephews.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for William Walter VANORDER
The Rushville Times, December 1976
William VanOrder of Vermont Dies
William Walter VanOrder, 73, of Vermont, died at 11:48 P.M. Friday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Monday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with the Rev. Carl Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday evening.
Mr. VanOrder was born March 22, 1903, in Schuyler County, the son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Johnson VanOrder. He married Christine Chenoweth
Vance March 28, 1931, in Palmyra, MO. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Vermont Christian Church. Surviving are his wife; one son Walter of Vermont; one step-daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Myers of Galesburg; one brother, Lester of Paso Robles, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Mildred Clawson of Hanna City; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. One brother preceded him in death.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Mary MENELY HARTMAN
The Rushville Times, February 13, 1985
Services for Mary Hartman, 73, of Rushville, who died last Friday morning at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Michael Orsted conducted services. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
She was born June 25, 1911, in Rushville, the daughter of Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely. She married Bert W. Hartman in Rushville Aug. 29, 1930. He died Jan. 10, 1981.
She is survived by one son, Neal of Rushville; two brothers, Harry Menely of Berwick, and Floyd Menely of Beardstown; three sisters, Mrs. Pauline White, Mrs. Virginia Cady and Mrs. Mildred Ford, all of Rushville; four grand-daughters; and three great grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
She was a member of the first United Presbyterian Church in Rushville and Rushville Business and Professional Women's Club.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Christine CHENOWETH VANORDER
The Rushville Times, May 1981
Christine VanOrder of Vermont Dies
Mrs. Christine VanOrder, 74, of Vermont, died May 2, 1981, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Mrs. VanOrder was born May 21, 1906, the daughter of Ezra and Flora Ruby Chenoweth. She married Walter VanOrder on March 28, 1931, in Palmyra,
MO. He died Dec. 17, 1976. Surviving are one son, Walter C. of Vermont; one daughter, Mrs. Annabelle Myers of Galesburg; two grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Toland and Mrs. Freda Walters, both of Galesburg and Mrs. Pauline Riden of Moline; and two brothers, Melvin of Table Grove and Virgil of Ipava. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.
She was a member of the Legion Auxiliary Unit 26 of Vermont.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 P.M. this afternoon at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Glenn Anderson officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery near Table Grove. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Legion Auxiliary Unit 26.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Rose Jane CATHERS VANORDER
The Rushville Times, May 11, 1938
Mrs. Pulaski VanOrder
Mrs. Rose Jane VanOrder, wife of Pulaski VanOrder, died Tuesday at her home in Rushville, aged 67 years.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church in Rushville. Interment in the Rushville cemetery. Mrs. VanOrder, daughter of Harvey & Susan Cathers, was born in Rushville, January 19, 1871 and resided in this city her entire lifetime. She was united in marriage February 10, 1895 to Andrew Pulaski VanOrder. Besides her husband she is survived by 2 sons, Frank of Rushville, Jasper of Peoria, one sister, Mrs. Kate Cameron & a brother, Otis Cathers also survive. One half-brother, Henry Woods of Boulder, Colo., one son Joseph, & one sister & one half-sister have preceded her in death.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Pauline R. MENELY WHITE
The Rushville Times, 1996
Pauline R. White, 80, of Rushville, died Monday Feb 12, 1996, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born May 31, 1915, in Rushville to Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely. She married Vaughn O. "Bill" White July 2, 1948, in Rushville. He died March 29, 1967.
Surviving are one son, Bill of Rushville; two grandchildren, Heather White and Heath White; one sister, Mildred Ford of Rushville; and one brother, Floyd Menely of Beardstown. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Hartman and Virginia Cady; and two brothers, Carl and Harry Menely. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville and had worked for the Bottorff Insurance Agency in Rushville for 15 years, retiring in 1983.
Grave side services will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at the Rushville City Cemetery with Mr. Dale Gadberry officiating. There will be no formal visitation. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of the services. Memorials may be given to the Rushville Public Library.
Obituary for Derek Edward GRENLUND
The Rushville Times, August 18, 1993
Derek Edward Grenlund, 4, of 134 E. Madison St., Rushville, died at Culbertson Memorial Hospital. He was born May 12, 1989, in Rushville, the son of Robert and Lonna Hartman Grenlund. He is survived by his parents, three brothers, Andrew, Tyler, and Cole, all at home; his grandparents, Neal and Jeanne Hartman, Donald and Norma Grenlund of Mt. Sterling; and two great grandmothers, Kaye Stanley of Harvard and Ruby Etter of Astoria.
He attended the Rushville Church of Christ (Christian) Church youth group.
Funeral services will be at 10 A.M. Thursday at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy Somers officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Rushville Little League.
Obituary for Otis HEATON
The Rushville Times, December 3, 1964
Recieves Word on Death of Otis Heaton, Nov. 27
Mrs. Clarence Grafton of Rushville received a telephone call on Friday stating the death of her brother, Otis Heaton following a months illness at a hospital in Sturgis, South Dakota. He was born March 22, 1886, in Schuyler county, the second child of William and Elizabeth Heaton. He married Lillian Pence of South Dakota on June 2, 1917 and to this union were born four children, Angeline, Mabel, Sylvia, and Wesley, who with the widow, 11 grandchildren and six great
Obituary for Nona Catherine YATES DAVIS
The Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
Mrs. Nona Davis, 68, Dies Here Last Saturday; Rites Held on Monday
Mrs. Nona Catherine Davis, 68, R. R. 2, Rushville, died at Culbertson hospital at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. She had been a patient there three weeks. Funeral services, in charge of the Roby Funeral home, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30at the Memorial Chapel church. The Rev. Samuel Hale officiated and burial was in Palm cemetery.
Mrs. Davis was the oldest child of James and Pheba Phillips Yates of the family of three children. At the tender age of four years, her mother, her sister and her brother were called to rest. Her grandmother, Mrs. Martin Yates took her in her home and cared for her until the age of 12, when her grandmother passed away. Her aunt, Mrs. Prudence Price Morrell, took her in her home and cared for her.
On August 18, 1918, she was united in marriage to Rollie Davis, and to this union were born two sons, Wayne at home and James of Arenzville. Also surviving are three grandchildren, two others are deceased.
She also has four half-sisters and two half-brothers-Harley Yates, Cecil Kennel, Gladys Prevette of Guthrie, Oklahoma, Eva Wilson of Crescent, Oklahoma, and margaret Bechtel of Wichita, Kansas.
She was of a quiet and kind disposition and no one was ever turned away from her door. Many times she has put others ahead of herself to help them. She was the happiest when she had her family near her.
She had been in poor health for several years with arthritis. On November 20, 1962, she suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered. For one year and nine months she had been cared for by her husband.
A number of years ago she took Jesus into her life and was baptized, and attended church whenever her health premitted her to do so.
Obituary for Mary STRICKLAND HARE
The Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
Rites Held Wednesday for Mrs. Mary Hare, Macomb
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hare, 73 of rural Macomb were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's church. The Rev. Joseph Kelly officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Hare died Saturday morning at her home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1891 in Macomb, the daughter of William and Sarah Ann Corner Strickland. She spent her entire life in and around Macomb. On August 6, 1914 she was married to J. A. Hare. He died in 1958. She was a member of the Catholic church.
Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Charles Icenogle of Macomb, Mrs. Ed Lewis of Beardstown, John Hare of Fargo, N. D., Jack Hare of Madison, Wis., Mrs. Bill Rexroat of Colchester, Mrs. Martha Yerkes of Tucson, Ariz., Jim Hare of Abingdon, Lee Hare of Madison, and Mrs. Dennis Peitzmeier of Macomb; a brother, William Strickland of Quincy; and three sisters, Mrs. Chester Jennings of Macomb, Mrs. Annie Street of Rushville, and Mrs. Vera Blodgett of Greeley, Colo. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Obituary for Effie ONEAL HESS
The Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
In Memoriam - Mrs. Effie (ONeal) Hess
Mrs. Effie (ONeal) Hess was born April 23, 1877 to Henry ONeal and Martha (Eckroy) ONeal on their farm in Woodstock township. Here it was that she grew to young womanhood. Among her many memories of her early life was her acceptance of Christ as personal saviour at the Bethel church under the pastor, O. T. Rogers. Previous to her death, she was a member of the Ripley Church of God.
On October 23, 1903, she was married to Charles A. Hess. To them were born two sons, Herschel H. and Robert A. After the death of her husband on August 26, 1935, Mrs. Hess spent four years with her sister, Mrs. George Illman. Then in October, 1939 she went to live with Mrs. Emma Taylor, as housekeeper and companion until her death in October 1948. Then she went to the home of Mrs. Pearl Gordon and spent several years.
In later years she spent much time with her granddaughter, Mrs. Virginia Brown and family. About eight months ago her health failed, and she then spent time at the nursing home and hospital where she passed away December 12 at the age of 87 years and eight months. She leaves to mourn her passing one son, Herschel of Tempe, Arizona; three grandchildren, Rosalee Huffmanof Arizona, Virginia Brown of Rushville, and Charles L.Hess of St. Louis; and four great grandchildren, Mrs.
Carol Laubmeier, Donald Schieferdecker, and Roger and Bonnie Brown. One brother, Clyde, also survives.
Preceding her in death were her husband; one son, Robert A.; three sisters, Eunice Kuhn, Maggie Crone, and Ina Illman; and one brother, William O'Neal.
Of a beautiful personality-to know Effie was to love her. It can be truthfully said that in number of friends were limited only by the extent of heracquaintances. Being of a home-loving nature, Effie found her greatest joy in working and planning for her home and her loved ones. Of such, Soloman says in Proverbs 31:31, "Give her of the fruit of her hands and let her work praise her in the gates."
Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at the Roby Funeral Chapel in charge of Rev Delmar Smith, assisted by Rev. John Hearp of Ripley. Entombment was in the Rushville mausoluem.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Nina Margaret POOLE DOBLESKEY
The Rushville Times, June 1998
Nina M. Dobleskey
Nina Margaret Dobleskey, 74, of Rushville, died Thursday, May 28, 1998, at the Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born Sept. 9, 1923, in Rushville, to the late Edward and Frances M. Bradbury Poole. She married George Dobleskey May 14, 1950, in
Rushville. He survives, along with one brother, Charles Poole, of Danville; a nephew, Thomas Poole of Rushville, a niece, Susan Poole of San Francisco,
Calif.; a great-niece, Toni Williams; and a great-nephew, Robert R. Poole.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Benjamin Poole.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville, Schuyler Legion Auxiliary Unit #4, Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center, past president of Rushville B. & P. W. Club, past president of the American Heart Association, and was first runner up at the Illinois State Fair Spelling Bee in 1993.
She worked at the Bartlow Packing Company, Mickelberry Packing Company and Rushville Hardware Company. She was secretary of the Non-Commissioned Officers Club at Chanute Air Force Base where sh met her husband. she also had been employed at the Rushville City Clerk's office, Strong Plumbing and Heating, Bottoroff Insurance, Culbertson Memorial Hospital and for Dr. Russell R. Dohner, M.D., retiring in 1993.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville with Dr. Jack Volkers officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church, Schuyler Heart Association, or the Cass-Schuyler Hospice.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Noble Lee FORD
The Rushville Times, November 12, 1997
Noble L. Ford, 83, of Rushville, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 1997 at the Memorial Medical Center of Springfield. He was born Feb. 1, 1914, in Tompkinsville, KY to the late Sampson Lee and Mary Ellen Simpson Ford. He married Flossie Street Feb. 14, 1936, in Rushville. She died March 3, 1980. He later married Mildred Menely Sept. 13, 1980, in Rushville. She died Oct. 29, 1997. Surviving are one son, Ronald Lee Ford; one step-son, Vic Menely of Rushville; four grandchildren, Rhonda, Tad, Tracy, and Eric Ford; one great grandson, Keith; one brother, Leonard Ford; one sister, Olene. He was preceded in death by four sisters, Nola, Gladys, Dorothy and Dolly. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the First Christian Church of Rushville and was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4. He worked as a meat cutter at Mickelberry's and later at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, until retirement. Funeral services were Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Grave side services were conducted by the Schuyler American Legion Post 4. Memorials may be given to the Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Mildred MENELY FORD
The Rushville Times, November 5, 1997
Mildred Menely Ford, 73, of Rushville, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 1997, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
She was born March 30, 1924, in Rushville, to the late Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely. She married Noble L. Ford Sept. 13, 1980, in Rushville. He survives, along with one son, Vic Menely of Rushville; one step-son, Ron Ford; four step-grandchildren; and one brother, Floyd Menely of Beardstown.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Menely and Harry Menely, and three sisters, Pauline While, Virginia Cady, and Mary Hartman.
Millie attended the First Presbyterian Church of Rushville and was a 52-year member and past president of the Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit #4. She owned and operated several restaurants in Rushville until retiring.
Funeral services were Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with the Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Schuy-Rush Park.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for James L. REBMAN
The Rushville Times, July 2, 1997
James L. "Big Jim" Rebman, 64, of Rushville, died Monday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Aug. 23, 1932, in Rushville, the son of the late George and Caroline Bradbury Rebman. He married Dorothy Maxine "Dottie" Becker on Oct. 17, 1953, in Pleasant View. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Linda L. Rebman of Rushville; one brother, Thomas Rebman of Rushville; three sisters, Jeanette Thompson of Rushville, Mrs. Paul (Harriet) Enloe of Salem, MO and Mrs. Charles (Mildred) Wilson of Havana. He was preceded in death by one brother, George H. Rebman, and one
sister, Z. Aline Logan.
He worked as a truck driver fro Rushville Truck Lines and for the last 23 years, owned and operated Rebman Concessions. He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4, VFW 2305 and the Showman's Association.
Funeral services will be at 2 P.M. at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, with the Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Burial will follow in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick with grave side military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post 4. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be given to the charity of one's choice.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Louis VANORDER
The Rushville Times, June 10, 1954
Louis VanOrder, 72, Died Sunday Morning
Louis Delmar VanOrder, 72, of Rushvill, died Sunday morning in Schmitt Memorial hospital, Beardstown, following a long illness.
He was born Dec 29, 1881, in Schuyler county, a son of Andy and Nancy Bonser VanOrder.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Vera Wilcoxen, Lewistown; two sons, John and Harlan, both of Peoria; two brothers; Pulaski of Rushville and Fred of Macomb; two sisters, Mrs. Lina Atkinson, and Mrs. Clara Peacock, both of Rushville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Voorhees Memorial home with the Rev. Wayne Sill, officiating. Burial was in the Smithfield cemetery in Fulton county.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for William Edward VANORDER
The Rushville Times, October 8, 1951
W. Edw. VanOrder Died Suddenly On Thursday Night
Willliam Edward VanOrder, 77, a lifelong resident of Schuyler county, died suddenly at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, at his home in Rushville.
William Edward VanOrder, son of Andrew J. and Nancy Bonser VanOrder, was born on Sept. 12, 1874, and passed away Nov. 1, 1951. Most of his lifetime was spent working in and near Rushville.
On Dec. 25, 1904, he was married to Katherine Conrad, at the Methodist parsonage, by the Rev. J. Edward Artz, in Rushville. To this union were born 11 children; surviving are his wife and eight children: Katherine of Granite City; Mrs. Violet Wheelhouse of Rushville; Mrs. Faye Steele of Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Margaret Quinn of Mt. Sterling; Mrs. Edna Wright of Vermont; Carl of Stronghurst; Ralph of Burlington, Iowa, and Robert of Staunton. Three children, Edward Logan, Nora May and Jay passed away previously. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lina Adkinson and Mrs. Clara Peacock of Rushville; three brothers, Pulaski and Deino of Rushville, and Fred of Macomb; also 11 grandchildren. A brother, Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker, passed away several years ago.
Mr. VanOrder, was a member of the Rushville Methodist church and was a member of the Modern Woodsman of America, Rushville lodge for 53 years. He dearly loved his home and family, and took great pleasure and pride in caring for his yard and garden. One of life's dearest pleasures for him was to be able to talk to everyone, no matter where or when he would meet them. He will be greatly missed in his home and by all his friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Worthington funeral home, with the Rev. J. A. Mason officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Fred W. VANORDER
The Rushville Times, October 10, 1957
Fred W. VanOrder Sr. Died in Peoria, Oct 3
Fred W. VanOrder Sr. of Peoria and a former Schuyler county resident died last Thursday morning in Proctor hospital at Peoria, after an illness of four weeks.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen chapel in Macomb. The Rev. O. B. Enselman officiated and burial was in the Oakwood cemetery in Macomb.
He was born April 7, 1878 in Schuyler county to Andrew Jackson and Nancy Bonser VanOrder. In 1899 he married Mary Elizabeth Johnson, who preceded him in death. Most of their married life was spent near Vermont. In 1949 he moved to Macomb, and two and one half years ago he moved to Peoria to reside. He was a member of the Methodist church and had been a farmer.
Surviving are three sons, Fred Jr. of Colchester, William Walter of Ipava and Lester Leroy of Pasa Robles, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Clawson of Peoria, seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Archie Peacock of Rushville. Four brothers, Thomas, Pulaski, Delno and Edward VanOrder and two sisters. Mrs. Lina Adkinson and Mrs. Elizabeth Walker are deceased.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Anna B. COLT MONTOOTH
The Rushville Times, December 3, 1930
Funeral For Mrs. James Montooth Held Friday
Mrs. Anna B. Colt Montooth wife of the late James Montooth died at her hom after a brief illness.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle were held at the First M. E. Church at 2:30 o'clock. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
Anna Bell Colt daughter of Dow Prossor Colt and Ellen Harriett Kuhn Colt was born in Rushville, April 4, 1858. She died at the home on November 26, 1930.
Miss Anna Colt was united in marriage to James Montooth, June 21, 1883. Vera Adell, George William, Robert Sprout and Chester Doro are the children born to this union. The 3 sons survive her also a sister Miss Lucy Colt and 4 grandchildren.
Mrs. Montooth was united with the M. E. Church in Rushville. Her entire life was spent in Rushville.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Thomas Henry VANORDER
The Rushville Times, November 26, 1939
Thomas Henry VanOrder who passed away November 19, 1930 was a son of Andrew Jackson and Nancy Bonser VanOrder and was born January 23, 1872
near Rushville, Schuyler County, Ill. being 58 years 9 months and 26 days of age.
On August 15, 1897 he was married to Alice Montooth of Ray, Ill. To this union were born 3 children, Mrs. Una May Wheeler of Fremont, Mich.
He leaves besides his widow, 3 children, 5 grandchildren the following 4 brothers and 3 sisters, Nancy Emaline Adkisson, Andrew Pulaski, William Edward, Mary Elizabeth Walker and Louis Delbert all of Rushville. Frederick Walter of Vermont and Clara Ellen Peacock of Ripley. Three brothers and 3 sisters died in infancy.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 o'clock Friday at the M. E. Church at Rushville, Rev. E. K. Towle officiating. Interment was in the Rushville Cemetery.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Jesse Vere "Jay" VANORDER
The Rushville Times, March 1937
Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Jay VanOrder
Jay VanOrder, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. VanOrder, died suddenly Sunday morning at the family home on West Jefferson street, aged twenty-two years.
His death was caused by a heart ailment resulting from a recent attack of influneza.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., at the R. A. Lawler funeral home, conducted by Rev. DeWitt Ellinwood. Burial was made in the Rushville Cemetery.
Jesse Vere, sixth child of Edward and Katherine Conrad VanOrder, was born March 31, 1914, in Fulton county, near Vermont, and passed away at his home in Rushville in the early morning of March 21, 1937, just ten days before his twenty-third birthday.
He had lived in Rushville since his family moved here when he was two years old.
Jay, as he was called by all who knew him, has from his birth had poor health, yet he was cheerful and an ever willing helper in his home, where his beloved presence will be sadly missed.
Besides his mother and father, he is survived by five sisters, Margaret Quinn, Violet Wheelhouse, Katherine Faye and Edna at the home; three brothers, Carl of Stronghurst, Ralph and Robert, and six nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. A brother, Edward Logan, and a sister, Nora May, preceded him in death.
The following relatives from out of town attended the funeral: Mr. and Mrs. Carl VanOrder and children of Stronghurst, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Quinn and children of Pleasant View, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Smith and Dorothy of Macomb, Mrs. Nelson Derry, Doris and Ivan of Berwick, Mr. and Mrs. Fred VanOrder and Mr. and Mrs. Walter VanOrder of Vermont.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Carl W. VANORDER
The Rushville Times, February 18, 1987
Carl VanOrder Dies at Age 76
Graveside services for Carl W. VanOrder, 76, resident of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy, were held Tuesday in the Stronghurst Cemetery. The former Stronghurst resident died Feb 7 in the Veterans Hospital at Iowa City. The Rev. Dale Stimpson officiated. Military rites were conducted by the Stronghurst American Legion. Banks and Beals Funeral Home were in charge of arrangements.
A memorial has been established for Alzheimer's Disease Research.
He was born July 13, 1910 near Rushville, a son of Edward and Kathryn Conrad VanOrder.
He married Margaret Hale, Feb 2, 1933 in Macomb.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Wayne VanOrder of Canton; a daughter, Wilma Phillips of Stronghurst; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; three step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph VanOrder of Burlington, Iowa, and Robert VanOrder of Westmont, Ill.; and four sisters, Violet Wheelhouse of Rushville, Margaret Quinn of Beardstown, Faye Steele of Gary, Ind., and Edna Wright of Farmington. He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. VanOrder was a lifelong resident of Stronghurst until moving to the veterans home in 1985.
He was a farm hand and custodian for the Southern School District for many years.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Lewis Frank (Bones) VANORDER
The Rushville Times, April 1957
Rites Held in Pekin For Lewis F. VanOrder, 69
Lewis Frank (Bones) VanOrder, 69, of Pekin, former Rushville resident passed away last Friday at his home in Pekin. He was an
employee of the state hospital at Bartonville.
He was born on June 29, 1897, a son of Pulaski and Jane Cathers VanOrder in this city. He was preceded in death by a brother, a step-brother and his first wife.
He is survived by his wife, the former Norine Kilbey; one daughter, Marguerite of Indiana; two stepsons, Chester of Bartonville and Alfred of Rome; and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, 1957 at Preston Funeral Home.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Alice MONTOOTH GARRISON
The Rushville Times, February 2, 1967
Rites Held Here Tuesday For Mrs. Alice Garrison
Mrs. Alice Garrison 89, passed away Friday, Jan. 27, at Freemont, Michigan, where she had made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Arnold
Woodring, since 1953. Her home was formerly at 1122 E. Carroll in Macomb.
She was born June 7, 1877 in Schuyler county, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Montooth. On August 15, 1897, she was married to Thomas VanOrder, who preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1930. She was later married Martin Garrison on Nov. 14, 1942 at Buda, IL. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1959. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Ikens of Fremont, Mich., Mrs. Ruth Baker of Canton, and one son, Henry VanOrder of Ferndale, Mich., five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Bertha Aten of Macomb. Seven sisters and four brothers preceded her in death. They were Mary Snyder, Fanny Haney, Louella Fry, Grace Jones, Kathryn Phillips, Effie
Ashwood, Elizabeth Welker, Edward, Frank, Walter and Warren Montooth.
She attended a rural school in Schuyler county and two years at Kennedy Normal in Rushville.
Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 29 at Crandell and Ensing funeral home in Fremont, Mich., and then removed to Worthington funeral home in this city. Funeral services were held here Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Ronald Colton officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Obituary for James K. VANN
The Rushville Times, October 18, 1989
James Vann of Chicago Dies
James K. Vann, 45, of Chicago, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at Lutheran GEneral Hospital in Chicago.
Memorial services were at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Lutheran General Hospital Chapel in Chicago.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left at Hufnagel's Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling.
He is survived by his wife, Lora of Chicago and his mother, Mrs. Merle P. Vann of Mt. Sterling.
Obituary for Erma C. HINNERS DAMERELL
The Rushville Times, October 18, 1989
Erma Damerell of Rushville Dies
Erma C. Damerell, 90, of Rushville, died at 10 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9, at Culbertson Long Term Care in Rushville.
Services were at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Michael Orsted officiated. Burial ws in the Meredosia Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church.
Born June 5, 1899, in Meredosia to Henry W. and Emma K. Hansmeyer Hinners, she married Chester William Damerell on March 20, 1921, in Ponitac. He died Oct. 30, 1964. She also was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Surviving are two sons, J. Bruce of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Marshall H. of Lusby, Md; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grand children.
She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church in Rushville and Royal Neighbors Lodge.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Daniel V. DACE
The Rushville Times, October 25, 1989
Daniel Dace of Rushville Dies
Daniel V. Dace, 91, of Rushville, died at 5:40 a.m. Saturday, (Oct. 21, 1989) at Snyder Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church in Rushville. The Rev. Michael Fitch officitated. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund.
Born Dec 3, 1897, in Bainbridge Township, Shuyler County, to James V. and Cora Tharp Dace, he married Edna Walker on May 28, 1921, in Springfield. She died June 24, 1988. He also was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are one son, Charles V. of Rushville, three daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Bigham, Mrs. Elizabeth Forman and Mrs. Donna Stephens, all of Rushville, three brothers, Clyde of Glidden, Wisc., Rollo of Rushville and Grant of Northlake; four sisters, Nell Turner of Rushville, Ruby Volz of San Jose, Calif, Kathleen Homer of Stockton, Calif., and Helen Northcutt of Beardstown; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rushville. He was a brick mason and a carpenter in Rushville, retiring in 1985.
Obituary for Ardath M. RUNKLE WILSON
The Rushville Times, October 18, 1989
Ardath Wilson Dies at Age 83
Ardath M. Wilson, 83 of Rushville, a former Littleton resident, died at 11:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 1989 in Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Doddsville Cemetery. The Rev. Gene McIntosh will officiate. Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 4, 1906 in Littleton, the daughter of Roy L. and Viola M (Tipton) Runkle. She married Russell H. Wilson in 1930 in Missouri. He died in 1983.
Survivors include a daughter, Marilee Selby of Littleton, four grandchildren, anf five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Willa Jean Lowe, and a brother.
Obituary for C. Eldon CARTY
The Rushville Times, October 18, 1989
C. Eldon Carty of Kewanee Dies
C. Eldon Carty, 78, of Kewanee died at 4:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 4, 1989) at Oakwoods Health Care Center.
Services were Friday, Oct. 6 at Rux Funeral Home. Gene Fox officiated. Burial was in Wethersfield Cemetery in Kewanee.
Born July 23, 1911, in Rushville to Clyde B. and Pearl M. Robeson Carty, he married Irene J. Block on Oct. 4, 1956, in Kewanee. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Terre (Carole) Reingardt of Arvada, Colo; one step-daughter, Mrs. John (Judy) Jagers of Kewanee; three stepsons, William Hampton of Wyomig, Ill., Glenn Hampton of North Aurora and James Hampton of Fallbrook, Calif., 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and one brother, Victor Carty of San Jose, Calif. He was preceded in death by one son, two grandsons and one sister.
He was a welder for Kewanee Boiler Corp. for 28 years, retiring in 1976.
Obituary for Henry Harold HOPKINS
The Rushville Times, October 18, 1989
Harold Hopkins Dies at Age 80
Henry Harold Hopkins, age 80, died Sunday, Oct. 15, at 4:54 p.m., at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Ill.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, directed by Rev. Claude Malone, with burial in
the Astoria City Cemetery.
He was born Sept. 6, 1909 in Browning, the son of Henry and Roste Althea (Darling) Hopkins.
On July 4, 1935 he married Cora Beatrice Lashbrook, at the home of his uncle, Jim Norris, in Virginia. She survives. He also is survived by five sons, Harold Edward, Garald Wayne, James Allen, Orson Dean and Fred Harvey; 12 grandchildren, five great-granchildren, one sister, Mary of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a retired farmer and coal miner. At an early age, he bacame an avid hunter and fisherman. He especially enjoyed fox hunting, which he pursued until his health declined.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Edna WALKER DACE
The Rushville Times, June 29, 1988
Services were held Monday at The First Christian Church for Edna Walker Dace, who passed away Friday at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital. Rev. Michael Fitch officiated and burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
Edna Dace was born February 12, 1900, in Littleton Township, the second daughter of Charles S. and Elizabeth VanOrder Walker. She married Daniel V. Dace on May 28, 1921. He survives. Also surviving are four children, Marjorie Bigham, Elizabeth Forman, Donna Stephens and Charles Dace all of Rushville; 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Clarence E. and Charles H., and one sister, Nellie Brown.
Edna Dace was a lifelong resident of Schuyler County, who touched the lives of many people. She was a woman to whom life and the joy of living were very important. She actively particiapted in and supported many worthwhile pursuits, and was rarely a bystander in life.
Education was certainly a central part of Edna Dace's life. She never stopped learning--from her childhood until her last days. For example, when she was 14 years old, she bought one of the early Kodak Brownie cameras and developing kits and taught herself photography. And even in the last years of her life, she was still checking books out of the library and reading about new topics and ideas. Edna Dace had personal achievements in education, as well. She graduated Rushville
High School in 1918, after writing her senior thesis on why women should have the right to vote. One of her proudest moments was May 28 of this year, when she addressed the Rushville High School alumni banquet at her 70th year reunion.
After high school she went to Western Illinois University. In 1918, the university consisted of one building. She earned a teaching certificate and immediately went to work in country schools in Schuyler County. She continued until she married Dannie Dace and they started their family. And when her children were raised, she knew that she hadn't lost her love for education and so she decided to return to teaching. But she knew that a teaching certificate from 1918 wasn't enough. So at the age of 44, Edna Dace began taking classes toward a bachelor's degree, which she obtained in 1955.
She shared her love for learning with 4th graders at Washington School, in the East End until she retired. She made learning an adventure for her young students. For example, she once made tape recordings of Spanish lessons from the radio, then used them to teach herself and her 4th graders how to speak Spanish, even though it wasn't a required part of the curriculum. She loved her students and cared about each of them. Even after she retired, she tutored young students in her home, working patiently with them to help them learn. She always remembered her former students when she'd see them around town, and was delighted when they remembered her.
Another important value in Edna Dace's life was her family. She raised her four children during the Depression and she had to work very hard. She raised a huge garden and canned much of the food the family ate. She cooked and baked and never bought what could be made at home. She sewed all of her family's clothing and still found time to sew for others to earn extra money. For example, she once made cushion covers for every pew in the Presbyterian Church.
But, Edna Dace didn't mind hard work. She thought it was good for people to work hard and she passed that value on to her children. She adored them and was there to help and support them as they grew up and started families of their own. She constantly said how lucky she felt that, throughout her life, her four children lived nearby and made her and Dannie an important part of their lives. In recent years, she always looked forward to Monday afternoons when her children would congregate for a vist.
As a grandmother, Edna Dace was the best. She had 12 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 2 great, great grandchildren and she had the knack of making each one feel special. This was because she always had time to listen and talk to them. She celebrated their achievements and tried to help them with their problems. The grandchildren always loved to go to Grandma and Grandpa's Dace's, because they knew they'd get to play games and visit, and of course, have as much 7-Up and cookies as they wanted. Grandma and Grandpa always seemed to want the company of their grandchildren.
The First Christian Church was very important to Edna Dace. She joined the church in 1914, when she was a sophomore in high school and moved from the country to town. At the time of her death, she had been a member of the church longer than anyone else, something of which she was very proud. She raised her children in the church. She taught Sunday School there her entire life. She made cakes and pies and ice cream for church bake sales and ice cream socials. She belonged to the Christian Women's Fellowship. Never in her life did her participation in the First Christian Church waver. Just before she became ill, a few weeks ago, she was still a member of a Tuesday morning prayer group and also attended Sunday services regularly.
Her loyal support to the church was the Christian values by which Edna Dace lived. She always looked for the good in each person she met. She was willing to try to understand and give anyone the benefit of the doubt. She was always gracious and had a sincere and kind word for everyone. She had a marvelous sense of humor. She served as an excellant model for her children and her entire family and she will be sorely missed by all of them.
Memorials for Edna Walker Dace maybe given to the First Christian Church.
Obituary for Maggie Nelly BRIDGEWATER TERRY
The Rushville Times, June 28, 1956
Mrs. Maggie Nelly Terry, 77 Dies Thursday; Rites Conducted Here Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Nelly Terry, 77, who died Thursday night, July 19, at the Jones Nursing home in this city, where she had resided the past eight months, were held Sunday, July 22, at 3 p.m. at the Voorhees Memorial home. The Rev. Wayne Sill officiated and burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Maggie Nelly Bridgewater was born March 29, 1876, on a farm in Bainbridge township, the daughter of William and Mary Davis Bridgewater. At the time of her passing she was 77 years, three months and 21 days of age.
On January 5, 1898, she was united in marriage to John T. Terry, who preceded her in death November 23, 1952. Three sons came to bless this union, Charles of Littleton, Roy of near Quincy and Gale of Brooklyn.
In addition to her sons, she leaves to mourn her death the half-brother Everett Bridgewater of Galesburg; five grandchildren Earl of East Moline, Harlin, of near Littleton, Merle, of Brooklyn, Mrs. Carolee Gorsuch, of Littleton and Judith Ann Terry, of Quincy; eight great grandchildren and a host of friends.
Mrs. Terry was of a family of three children, Charles and Charlene dying in infancy. Her mother died when she was four years of age and she was reared by her grandmother Davis and an aunt, Mrs. George Newell. She was converted at an early age and joined the Union Baptist church remaining faithful until death.
Obituary for Moneta BUSBY MORGAN
The Rushville Times, July 26, 1956
Mrs. Moneta Morgan, 84, Dies Here Monday; Rites Held Wednesday
Mrs. Moneta Busby Morgan, 84, died Monday morning, July 23, at the Culbertson Memorial hospital. She had been in failing health for some time.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, July 25, at 3 p.m. at the First Methodist church, the Rev. J. A. Mason, of Pekin officiating. Burial was in the White Oak Cemetery, Brooklyn townnship.
Moneta Busby Morgan, widow of Fred Morgan and a daughter of George Washington and Susan Carpenter Busby, was born May 29, 1872, in Schuyler
county and departed this life at the Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville on July 23, 1956 aged 84 years, one month and 25 days. Her death followed a prolonged illness.
The parents of Mrs. Morgan were natives of Kentucky, coming to Illinois in the year 1865. Here they reared a family of eight children of whom Moneta was the youngest daughter. Her early childhood was spent in the village of Ripley, where she received her elementary education. After completing the high school course in the Rushville high school in 1892, she taught in the rural schools of Schuyler county for 16 years and today the numbers are legion of successful men and women who mourn her passing, as they attribute their success in life to the foundation that was laid for their future, in the various schools taught by their beloved teacher, "Miss Nettie".
On Dec. 23, 1906, she was joined in marriage to Fred Morgan of Brooklyn township. To this happpy union were born two children, Maxine, the wife of Walter Lang, Sr., of Northfield, Ohio, and Maurice Morgan, who with his family resides in Rushville.
Mrs. Morgan was bereft of her husband in 1941, his death bringing to her a great loss and sorrow.
In early life she was converted to the cause of Christ and became affiliated with the Methodist church. Before the impairment of her health she was a loyal and active member of her church in whatever community happened to be her home.
Besides her two children, Mrs. Morgan is survived by the following grandchildren: Allyne, John Edward and James Morgan; Janet, Gayle and Walter Lang Jr. She was the last surviving member of her family, her parents and the following brothers and sisters having preceded her in death: Frank, James, Forrest and Joseph Busby, Annie Dennis, Alice Gust and Ella Busby.
Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews who will miss the wise counsel of "Aunt Nettie."
Obituary for Henry HARRIS
The Rushville Times, November 1, 1945
Former Browning Resident Died Tuesday, Oct. 16
Henry Harris, 60, former resident of Browning township, and for many years employed as a button cutter in Beardstown, died October 16 at the Oak Lawn sanatorium in Jacksonville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Methodist church in Browning, with interment in the Browning cemetery.
Mr. Harris is survived by one son, Elmo Harris of Oakland, Calif., one sister, Mrs. Pete Tweedell of Beardstown, and one brother, John Harris, also of Beardstown.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Charles Arthur "Ott" GREEN
The Rushville Times, September 13, 1945
Last Rites Held Wednesday For Charles A. "Ott" Green
Charles Arthur "Ott" Green, 65, a lifelong resident of Rushville, died at 11:55 a. m. Sunday in St. John's hospital in Springfield, of injuries sustained August 11 when the buggy in which he was riding was struck by a transport truck. Green suffered an injured back and entered the hospital the day following the accident on East Adams street in Rushville.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p. m., in the Lawler Funeral home in Rushville, with Rev. H. S. Crede officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Charles Arthur Green, son of James Henry and Mary Ann Green, was born April 1, 1880, in Buenavista township, Schuyler county, Illinois. He was the youngest of nine children, seven of whom are deceased, namely: Geo. L, Marian Francis, Laura Elizabeth, Cora, Rosetta, Abbey, and one living sister, Mrs. Sadie Rebman of Rushville.
Charles was united in marriage to Mrs. Lilly VanOrder-Skiles in the year 1913. To this union was born one daughter, Mrs. Edna Schultz, now residing in Rushville. There are three grandchildren, Geneva, Norma Jean, and Eugene Schultz, three step-children, Mrs. Helen LaMarr of Pontiac, Mich., William E. Skiles of Hazel Park, Mich., and Willis A. Skiles of Clawson, Mich.
Mr. Green has lived in Schuyler county his entire life and has made a host of friends. During his stay in life he has always been an industrious citizen and a devoted husband and father.
Obituary for Iona Allison VAUGHN
The Rushville Times, September 27, 1945
Iona Allison Vaughn, son of Silas Bruce and Mary Ann Orr Vaughn, was born July 18, 1870, in Schuyler county, Illinois, and departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Finke, of the Spring Run community, Columbus Junction, Iowa, September 17, 1945, at the age of 75 years, 1 month, and 29 days.
He resided on a farm in Bainbridge township until 1915, when he removed to Monmouth, where he was assistant sales manager at the Monmouth Plow factory for several years. In 1923 he went to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he was employed in the Rock Island railroad shops until 1937, when he retired because of ill health.
When the United States entered World War II, he followed an urge to aid his country in spite of his advanced age, and went to Norfolk, Va., where he spent several months working at a naval air station. While there he suffered a serious heart attack, and was forced to return to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Finke, where he had since resided.
In the year 1896 he was married to Miss Jessie Lawler, who passed away in January, 1898. He was united in marriage to Miss Mary Alice Dean in 1899. She passed away may 28, 1908. One daughter, Mary Louisa, was born to this union. In the year 1909 he was again married, this time to Miss Hazel Steadman, who preceded him in death December 28, 1931. One daughter, Annetta Hazel, blessed this union.
The two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Finke of Columbus Junciton, Iowa, and Mrs. Garland Myers of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and six grandchildren survive. One granddaughter, Mary Alice Finke, passed away in 1940. The surviving grandchildren are: Lt. Leo L. Finke of the army air force in the South Pacific, Doris and Ione Finke of Burlington, Iowa, Jane and Evelyn Finke of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and Joyce Myers of Cdear Rapids, Iosa. He is also survived by one niece, Mrs. L. M. Shores of Rushville, also a host of friends and neighbors who were eager and faithful readers of his interesting comments of the Spring Run community, which he wrote for the Columbus Junction Gazette.
Funeral services were held in the Spring Run Evangelical church, Thursday, September 20, with the pastor, Rev. L. B. Deedrick, in charge. Interment was in the Columbus Junction City cemetery.
Obituary for Mary Emily HUSTON
The Rushville Times, January 3, 1946
Mother of Mrs. E. E. Bolton Died At Carthage Dec. 26
Mrs. Mary Emily Huston, 86, life-long resident of Hancock county, and the mother of Mrs. Clare Bolton of Rushville, died Wednesday morning at her home in Carthage.
Funeral services were held Friday at 1:30 p. m. in the Elms home, and the remains were commited to the Resthaven Abbey in the Augusta.
A daughter of Joseph and Anna Mary Sample Spangler, she was born January 3, 1859, in Hancock county. Surving are her husband, P. W. Huston, and two sons and two daughters, Clyde and Dean Huston of Macomb, Mrs. Clare Bolton of Rushville, and Mrs. Crete Siegfrid of Carthage. She also leaves a brother, Edwin.
Obituary of William Burton THOMPSON
The Rushville Times, October 11, 1945
William Burton Thompson, eldest son of Edward and Etheleen Kelly Thompson, was born April 2, 1886, on a farm near Rushville. His early boyhood days were spent on this farm. It was in Rushville he received his early education, and also became affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
He was married to Bertha Agnes Cunningham, September 26, 1907. The first few years of their married live were spent in Beardstown, and they later engaged in farming. For a number of years they have resided in Hancock county, where their family was reared and educated. The most recent years of Mr. Thompson's life have found him engaged in the buying and selling of stock. His contacts were many, and he was widely known thruout this vast farming territory. He was a member of the Masonic lodge and enjoyed the fellowship of that organization.
Mr. Thompson was very deeply concerned about the war and its outcome, and took a vital interest in all current and civic events. He was always happy at having his family near him and took an unusual pride in his grandchildren. The past year also brought a tragic sorrow into the life ot the Thompson family, since the son, Lyle, died overseas, while serving his country in the United States army. This was a great blow to the entire family, and did much to impair the health of this father, who died suddently at his home in Carthage, September 27.
Surviving Mr. Thompson are hs wife; four sons, T/5 William Edward Thompson, stationed in Germany, Pfc. Glenn Thompson who is thought to be enroute home from France; Pvt. Carroll Thompson who is stationed at Keesler Field, Miss.; and Wayne who resides in Carthage; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Stone of Colchester, Mrs. Francis Kipling of Bushnell, and Mrs. Francis Vest of Denver; and six grandchildren, Marilyn Stone, Bobby Kipling, donna Jeanne and Karen Thompson, and Anne, Sandra, and Ronald Vest.
Mr. Thompson was reared in a large family, and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Etheleen Thompson, who resides in Rushville, and the following brothers, Sam of Saginaw Bay, Mich., Roy of Burlington, Iowa, Claude, Harold, Leslie, Morris and Albert, all of Rushville, and Charles who resides in Springfield; and one sister, Mrs. Mary Roudebush, of Abingdon.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Mary Elizabeth VANORDER WALKER
The Rushville Times, April 18, 1945
Mrs. Charles S. Walker Died Sunday Evening
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Walker, wife of Charles S. Walker died Sunday evening at her home near Rushville aged 68 years, 2 months, and 8 days. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Rushville with Rev. M. P. Pierson officiating. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Andrew J. and Nancy Bonser VanOrder was born on a farm in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler Co, Feb. 7, 1877 and departed this life at her home east of Rushville Sunday evening, April 15, 1945 at the age of 68 years, 2 months, and 8 days.
Having suffered an eye affliction in childhood she was unable to attend the public schools with her brothers and sisters, but obtained the equivalent of a good elementary education in her home under the tutorship of her father. She was a proficient reader and took a keen interest of all current events.
Truly she saw beauty in all nature. Beautiful flowers bloomed in her garden from early spring until late fall. The same tender care that was given her flowers was administered to all living things by her capable hands.
On August 4, 1897 she was united in marriage to Charles S. Walker and for almost forty eight years they have walked lifes pathway together. To this union were born four children, Clarence E of Beeville, Texas, Edna, wife of Daniel V. Dace of Rushville; Nellie, wife of Charles T. Brown, Jr., of Hyattsville Maryland, and Charles Herschel who died in infancy.
Many years ago she united with the Christian church of Rushville and altho ill health kept her from attending regularly, she manifested her christian spirit by her kind and gentle ways.
Beside her husband, who cared for her with most devotedly in her years of failing health, she is survived by her three children, nine granchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Lina Adkison, Pulaski and Edward VanOrder of Rushville; Fred VanOrder of Vermont; Delbert VanOrder of Peoria; and Mrs. Clara Peacock of Rushville. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas VanOrder.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Charles Samuel WALKER
The Rushville Times, July 1956
Services are Held Tuesday for Charles S. Walker, Age 81
Charles S. Walker, 81, of this city died Saturday night at St. John's Hopsital, Springfield.
Funeral services were heldon Tuesday, July 3, at 2:30 p.m. at the first Christian church, the Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
Charles Samuel, son of James Fletcher and Artmecia (Ackman) Walker, was born on a farm in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, September 29,
1874, and passed on at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, June 30, 1956, aged 81 years, nine months, and one day. Of a family of nine brothers and sisters only two survive--a brother, Stephen Walker of Industry, and a sister, Mrs. Nellie Sloan of Ottumwa, Iowa.
On August 4, 1897 he was united in marriage to Mary Elizabeth VanOrder with whom he lived in happy companionship until her death on April 15, 1945, and whom he tenderly cared for during her years of failing health. To them were born four children, on of whom, Charles Herschel, died in infancy. The following survive: Clarence E. of Beeville, Texas; Edna, wife of Daniel V. Dace of Rushville; and Nellie, wife of Charles T. Brown, Jr., of Kensington, Maryland. He also leaves nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren in whose activities he took great interest.
Early in life he united with a rural church in Oakland Township and later transferred his membership to the Rushville Christian Church where he has been a member for more than 40 years, and which he attended regularly.
Most of his life he farmed, but after retirement he engaged in many useful occupations. He could always be depended upon to render greater service than was required of him. He maintained an active interest in community affairs, willingly giving his support to any wortwhile cause.
Since his wife's death he had made his residence with his daughter, Edna, but made extended visits to the home of his other daughter, Nellie, in Kensington, Maryland where he attended with her family, the Tacoma Park Christian Church and made many friends in church and community. These visits together with those to his son Clarence in Beeville, Texas, were a source of reat enjoyment to him.
He was a good neighbor. His philosphy of life was one of good humor and concern for others, which was evidenced by his many friends and acquaintances.
Obituary for Charles William GILLENWATERS
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1945
Chas. W. Gillenwaters of Rushville Died Monday
Charles W. Gillenwaters, whose entire lifetime of eighty-eight years was spent in the community of his birthplace at Rushville, died Monday fore-noon at his home in this city.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede, were held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., at the Lawler Funeral home. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.
Charles William Gillenwaters was born on a farm northeast of Rushville, December 10, 1857, the son of Robert and Emily Eggleston Gillenwaters. He passed away November 4, 1945, at his home in Rushville where he had resided for the past thirty-five years, at the age of 87 years, 10 months, and 27 days.
He was ill for only three days, and consequently, his death came as a sudden shock to his family. He has only one sister, Sadie, who preceded him in death several years ago.
He was united im marriage to Caroline Kelly, August 6, 1882, and to this union were born seven children: Edith Kite of Garnet, Kansas, Lawrence Gillenwaters of Macomb, Jesse Gillenwaters of Ft. Scott, Kansas, and Myrtle Tucker, Earl, Orren, and Merritt Gillenwaters, all of Rushville. Mrs. Gillenwaters preceded him in death April 1, 1943. He is survived by all his children, thirty-five grandchildren, and forty great-grandchildren.
Mr. Gillenwaters was made blind in one eye and partially in his other when only twenty-nine years of age, a result of an accident while hunting. In spite of this handicap, he will always be remembered as a loyal, loving father and friend, with honesty as one of his greatest virtues.
Carol Longwell Miller Obituary for Clarence Earl WALKER
The Rushville Times, July 26, 1956
Last Rites Held Here Thurdsay For Clarence Walker
Funeral services for Clarence E. Walker, 58, who died Thursday, July 19, in Beeville, Texas, were held Monday, July 23, at 2:30 p.m. at the First Christian church in this city. The Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite officiated and burial was in the Rushville cemetery, where Masonic rites were conducted.
Clarence Earl Walker, son of Charles Samuel and Elizabeth (VanOrder) Walker was born on a farm in Littleton township, Schuyler county, May 8, 1898 and died after a long period of failing health, in Beeville, Texas July 19, 1956 at the age of 58 years, two months and 11 days.
He was one of a family of four children. Two sisters, Mrs. Daniel V. Dace of Rushville, and Mrs. Charles T. Brown, Jr. of Kensington, Maryland, survive. A brother, Charles Herschel Walker died in infancy. He was preceded in death by his parents. His mother died April, 1945 and his father on June 30 of this year. It was with great effort and risk to his health that he made the trip to Rushville at the time of his father's death.
He attended the rural schools of Schuyler county and graduated from the Rushville high school with the class of 1918. Soon after his graduation he entered the federal Civil Service and for many years was a faithful employee of the post office department in Washington D. C. In 1940, because of ill health he retired and went to Beeville, Texas where he has since resided. For 12 years he was employed as clerk at the Hotel Kohler in Beeville until ill health again forced him to give up
On April 26, 1923 he was married to Miss Eula May Ballard of Mineola, Texas. To this union were born three children: Sergeant James V. Walker who is stationed with the U.S. Army at Church Hill, Manitoba, Canada, and a daughter Miss Nancy Walker who lives in Tacoma Park, Maryland. An infant son, Charles Ballard Walker died in 1925.
Early in life he united with the Christian church in Rushville. He later transferred his membership to the Tacoma Park Christian church of which he was a charter member. Since he has resided in Beeville he has been affiliated with the Methodist church there.
He was a member of the Beeville Masonic Lodge No. 261 and of Scottish Rite Masonic Consistory, 32nd Degree, San Antonio, Texas. He was also a member of the Postal Service Square club of Washington, D.C.
He always showed great devotion to any work in which he was engaged and was proud of a job well-done.
Christopher Bryan Lane Obituary for John LANE
BEARDSTOWN, Ill., February 25, 1942
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Browning with the Rev. Fred Thompson of Astoria in charge, Wednesday afternoon for John Lane, 58, a
Burlington railroad fireman, who died Monday afternoon in his Browning home after a brief illness. The burial was in the Browning cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel, two daughters, Mrs. Doris Hamm of Browning and Miss Wilma at Chicago; a son, Private Bryan Lane, who has just been sent
overseas; two brothers, Floyd, Browning and Allie, Frederick, and three sisters, Mrs. Harry Nelson and Mrs. Lena Mccombs, both of Browning, and Mrs. Ralph
Kirkpatrick of Abingdon.
Barbara Abate Obituary for Wm F. NALL
The Rushville Times, 1913
Wm. F. Nall died at his home in this city Sunday morning at 7 o'clock of uremic poisoning after an illness of only 11 days.
On Tuesday afternoon funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church conducted by Rev. James Hardin Smith; interment in Rushville cemetery.
Wm. F. Nall was born March 9, 1849 in Rushville township. He was 64 years 4 months and 11 days of age. Deceased was the son of Gabriel and Katherine Nall who were pioneer settlers in Schuyler county. He was united in marriage to Rachel A. Lynch March 25, 1879. To this union were born 8 children: Bertha, Lulu, Orley and Gabriel are at home. Those married are Mrs. Myrtle Sipes, Mrs. Ora Cook, Mrs. Nora Aten and Bert Nall. He has a sister living, Mrs. Marrietta Tutt, and two who have preceded him in death, Mrs. Nancy Ford and Mrs. Druscilla Ford. His wife died Feb. 7, 1912. Mr. Nall came to Rushville two and one half years ago and had lived previous to that time on farms in Schuyler and Fulton counties.
Obituary for John Q. RITCHEY
The Rushville Times, 1911
John Q. Ritchey, sho died in the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 9, 1911, was the son of Mr. A. B. and Mrs. Mary A. Ritchey. He was the second of fifteen children and was born near Littleton, Ill., Aug. 22, 1847. Twelve of this family grew to maturity and nine of them are still living.
He enlisted in Co. K, 137th Ill. Reg. when only sixteen years of age. He was one of the large host of boys who heard their country's call and willingly responded. On his seventeen birthday he was in an engagement near Memphis, Tenn. The war experiences shattered his nerves and seriously undermined his health. A paper in his possession, which he very highly esteemed, was his regular and duly accredited discharge, signed by Abraham Lincoln, of whom he was ever a great admirer.
Mr. Ritchey was reared on the farm, but learned and followed the carpenter trade. He was a faithful and competent workman. Altho a strong looking man, and spending much of his life engaged in hard labor, yet he was never a real well man.
He entered the St. Francis hospital for an operation in September 1910, and remained there until his death. His disease, a cancer, caused him much pain and intense suffering. Mr. Ritchey was a man of industry, economy, integrity and uprightness. He was a charter member of the A. F. & A. M. lodge of Littleton, and was ever a highly respected citizen.
He leaves to mourn his loss an aged mother, who resides in Cannon City, Col., three brothers, W. F. of Cheney, Kan.; W. W. of Cowles, Neb.; C. D. of Springdale, Ark., and six sisters, three of whom, Mrs. Mary Ward and Mrs. Della Dayton of Chicago, Mrs. Sarah Vance of Hastings, Neb., together with the three brothers, were present at the funeral services; also Mrs. Nettie Logue of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Kate Corrie of Corvallis, Ore., and Ida Weaber of Canon City, Col.
Others of the immediate relatives present in addition to those mentioned above were Mrs. Geneva Ritchey of Macomb and Mrs. Charles Ritchey of Springdale, Arkansas.
Obituary for Lydia Eliza LUTHY TAYLOR
The Rushville Times, 1912
Lydia Eliza Luthy was born in Rushville, Ill., May 26, 1868. She departed this life at Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Feb. 16, 1912, aged 43 years, 8 months and 18 days. When a babe she moved with her parents to Woodstock township where she grew to womanhood and was married to Tice Taylor, who, with her father and one sister, preceded her to the world beyond. She leaves to mourn her departure five children, Gladys, Delzon, Orlan, Maurice and Hanz. Also an aged mother and four sisters. At her request she was brought back to the old home and laid to rest beside her father in the Herche cemetery.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the home of Maurice Luthy, a brother, near Ripley, conducted by Rev. H. L. Maltman, of this city.
Obituary for Mary Adaline RITTENHOUSE BRIGGS
The Rushville Times, 1914
Mary Adaline Briggs, daughter of Washington and Lavina Rittenhouse, was born in Bainbridge township, Aug. 7, 1865; passed away Feb. 7, 1914; age 48 years, 6 months. She was the eldest of a family of fourteen children, two dying in infancy. She is the first of the twelve that grew to manhood and womanhood to depart this life; the remaining brothers and sisters are: Mrs. Nora Jacobs, Mrs. Nancy Davis, Mrs. Belle Thompson, Mrs. Maud Valentine, Mrs. Grace Ambrosius, Miss Lottie, Chalmer, Russel, Grove and Henry Rittenhouse, all of Rushville, and Will Rittenhouse of Arizona, and an aged father and mother. She was married to Elias Jefferson Briggs, Nov. 8, 1883; spent all her life in this vicinity, except four years in the west. To this union nine children were born, seven girls and two boys namely: Mrs. Bessie Black, Mrs. Nora Wells, Mrs. Lida Vancil, Mrs. Effie Smith, all of Rushville, Ill., Mrs. Stella Vancil of Canton, Ill., Orvall and Bertha resided at home, Rosa May and Eli Russel dying in childhood. There are also seven grand children that will miss that welcome greeting that she always met her dear ones with.
Mrs. Briggs united with the Marvin Chapel M. E. church, South, in the spring of 1896, and lived true to her belief, trusting in Jesus as was shown by her daily walk and conversation.
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