Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 6

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Mrs. Jane REEVE
The Rushville Times, April 22, 1920
    Mrs. Jane Reeve, widow of Simon A. Reeve, was born in County Fermanagh, Ireland, Oct 14, 1833, and died at the home of her son, William H. Reeve, in this city April 14th, aged 86 years and six months. In 1840 her parents, Joseph and Mary Ann Orr, emigrated to America, and after a long ocean voyage and trip up the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, landed at Erie, then a flourishing river town between Frederick and Beardstown, and from there removed to Bainbridge township, where they established a home. Her girlhood days were spent amid pioneer surrounding, and on Jan 12, 1854, she was united in marriage to Simon A. Reeve, and they began housekeeping in a log house on the farm where she lived for fifty years. The young couple worked together to overcome the hardships and privations of pioneer life, and while the husband toiled in the field the young wife carded and spun the wool that was made into garments, and treasured among her valued possessions were many bits of handiwork her hands had fashioned in pioneer days. Mrs. Reeve was truly a noble pioneer women, and her long life was filled with good deeds. The need of humanity in those pioneer days made a great appeal to her generous heart, and friendship to her meant service and many were the hearts that were lightened by the kindly ministration of her hands in time of sickness and sorrow. From early childhood Mrs. Reeve had been a member of the Methodist church, and she lived so close to her Master that her faith was clear and sustained her with hope and cheerfulness as the years lengthened and sorrow and suffering came into her life. And yet her cheery nature and bouyant spirit was undaunted and it blessed all those who came in contact with her. It was in 1904 that Mr. And Mrs. Reeve removed from their pioneer home and came to Rushville to live, and the loving union of hearts was broken by the death of the husband on May 26, 1908. Four children had been born to bless their home-three sons and a daughter, and of these two sons were left to minister to their aged parents-Pulaski and Henry Reeve of this city, also one grand child and one other whom she knew as her grandchild Ruth, and two great grandchildren. Mr. Reeve [should say Mrs. Reeve] also leaves one brother and a sister-Henry Orr and Mrs. Mary Ann Vaughn. With the ending of a life so filled with good deeds there is solace in the thought that the inspiration of her life will continue to live in the hearts of her family and friends. Funeral services were held in the M. E. church on Friday at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. Adams. Interment in the Rushville cemetery.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Mary Ann ORR
The Rushville Times, Deaths of 1888
    Died, at her home near Rushville, Ill., Friday morning, Aug. 17th, 1888, Mrs. Mary Ann Orr, wife of Joseph Orr. Mary Ann Burnside was born in Ireland, Oct. 12th, 1807; was married to Joseph Orr in 1831; came to America in the spring of 1840, and to Schuyler County in the fall of the same year, where she has since resided. She was the mother of five children, three of whom are living. She was a true and faithful wife, a devoted mother, and was always giving good advice. In youth she untied with the Presbyterian Church, and always held to that faith. She has been a great sufferer for many years. During these years of affliction she was never heard to complain of the hardness of her lot; but, like a Christian, bore it, knowing that God meant her good. She often expressed her desire to be safely housed in heaven. In a visit to her brother on his death bed he asked her to meet him in heaven. She told him she would, and felt that she was ready to go. Funeral services, conducted by the writer, were held at the family residence on Saturday morning last, in the presence of a large company of friends and neighbors, who thus testified of the high esteem in which they held our departed sister; after which the remains were conveyed to their rest in the Gillette Cemetery. John Knowles.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Mrs. Mary VAUGHN
The Rushville Times, July 28, 1921
    Mrs. Mary Vaughn, widow of S. B. Vaughn, and one of the pioneer women of Schuyler county died at her home in this city Saturday evening. Funeral services were held at the home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson, of Vermont; internment in the Rushville cemetery. Mary Ann Orr was born in County Fermanaugh, Ireland, Aug. 21, 1839, and quietly went to sleep on the eve of July 23, 1921; aged 81 years, 11 months and two days. Coming to America at the age of six months in a sailing vessel, settling in Bainbridge township, in Nov. 1840, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to S. B. Vaughn, Nov. 24, 1867. To this union four children were born, of which two survive. I. A., of Monmouth, and Ida at home; one brother Henry Orr of Bainbridge township, and three grandchildren, Mrs. L. M. Shores of Rushville, Mrs. W. W. Finke of Mission, Tex., and Miss Annetta Vaughn of Monmouth; also two great grand children, besides a host of relatives and friends. She was converted at an early age and ever afterwards lived a christian life. She was a loving mother and a kind neighbor and will be sadly missed by all who knew her.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for James J. BURNSIDE
The Rushville Times, March, 11, 1936
    James J. Burnside, a son of Thomas and Sarah J. Burnside, pioneer residents of Schuyler county, was born in Bainbridge township October 31, 1852, and died at his home south of Rushville, February 21, 1936, aged 83 years, 3 months and 21 days. He was the fourth child of a family of seven children, all of whom have preceeded him in death, except Robert Burnside, of Sturgeon, Mo., and Mrs. Charles Tucker of Rushville. His entire life with the exception of two years in Texas was spent in the vicinity of his birth. He was a man of strict honesty and integrity and had always held the highest respect and esteem of all who knew him. He had been in failing health for the past three years, following a paralytic stroke. All that kind and loving friends could do was done to relieve his suffering, which he bore patiently, expressing only the wish not to become a burden to others. Altho he was not affiliated with any church, he was a believer in Christ. He was married Feb. 28, 1901, to Laura Dell Ellis. He leaves to mourn his death his wife and five children; Henry and Russel who reside near home, Alice, wife of Norris Bartlow, residing in Buenavista township, Glen and Lillie at home; also eight grandchildren.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Thomas G. BURNSIDE
The Rushville Times, February 15, 1923 - PASSING OF USEFUL CITIZEN
    Thomas G. Burnside, life long resident of Schuyler county, died Sunday night at his home in this city, following an illness that came upon him several weeks ago, when he was stricken with paralysis. He was in his sixty-eighth year. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. J. C. Brown , were held from the First M. E. church on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock ; Interment in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery beside his two soldier sons. Thomas G. Burnside, son of Thomas and Sarah Burnside, born Oct. 6th, 1855, was one of seven children born on the old homestead farm in Bainbridge township, and it was here his boyhood days were spent and he grew to useful manhood. It was on October 26th, 1882, that Thomas G. Burnside claimed as his bride Nancy J. Rittenhouse, a daughter of William and Nancy Rittenhouse, also pioneer residents of Schuyler county, and the young couple established their home on a farm near their childhood home and for forty years this worthy couple traversed life's pathway together, sharing the joys and sorrows that came into their life with the spirit that only exists where true love reigns. The home of Mr. and Mrs. Burnside was blessed with ten children, viz: Roscoe, Ralph, Lillie, Della, Thomas, Ethel, Hildreth, Charles, Mary and Leslie, all of whom grew to bright young manhood and womanhood in the old family home, with the exception of Ralph, who died at the age of eight years and Hildreth, who died in infancy.
    During the long years of his well spent life, Thomas G. Burnside was recognized as one of the most influential and progressive citizens in Schuyler county. He was a man of high sense of honor, and always ready to assist a friend who needed counsel or assitance in any worthy cause. It was at the outbreak of the World war that the bravery and true Christian spirit of Mr. Burnside was exemplified, when he and his brave wife saw their three grown sons, Roscoe, Thomas and Charles, enter military service, and were glad to cheer them on their way. Then when on Nov 2nd, 1918, Thomas became a victim of the influenza and died in a hospital in a foreign land, it was at this time that the brave parents smiled amidst their tears as they remembered the brave son who had left them such a little while ago-to die alone in the foreign land. Then on Jan. 8th, 1920, the son, Roscoe, who had sustained serious injuries while overseas that resulted in a fatal illness, passed away-thus bringing double bereavement to this home. Theirs was a common sorrow -- -- -- -- bereavement only seemed to bring them closer to the Master," who said, "By their daily walks ye shall know them."
    Having spent a long period of years at steady labor on the old farm, Mr. Burnside resolved to remove his family to Rushville last fall and had only been settled in their new home a few weeks when the fatal illness came upon him that brought to an end a well-spent, useful life on the evening of February 11th, 1923, leaving an aching boid in the hearts of his wife and children that can never be filled. Besides the grief stricken wife he is survived by the following children,; Lillie, the wife of Lyle Campbell; Della, the wife of Dwight Young; Mary the wife of Floyd Taylor, and Ethel, the wife of Robert Vancil; Charles, who resides on the homestead farm, and Leslie, who resides with his parents. There are also several grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Margaret Tucker of Rushville, and two brothers, Robert Burnside of Sturgeon, Mo., and James Burnside of Bainbridge township.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Thomas H. BURNSIDES
The Rushville Times, August 8, 1920 - Thomas H. Burnsides First Schuyler Soldier to be Brought Home From France
    The first of Schuyler's soldier boys, who died in France has been brought back to the old home for burial, and on Sunday the remains of Thomas H. Burnsides, son of Mr. And Mrs. Thos. G. Burnsides of Bainbridge township, were interred in the Rushville cemetery with full military honor. His death occurred Nov 2, 1918 at LeMans, France, where he was taken ill with pneumonia. The largest crowd of people ever gathered together at our city cemetery to attend a funeral were present on Sunday, to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of the departed soldier who had sacrificed his life for his country. The burial service was under auspices of the American Legion, Schuyler Post No. 4, and at 1:30 Sunday afternoon ex-soldiers of the late war fell in line on the west side of the square and marched to R. A. Lawler's undertaking parlor, where the body of the young soldier lay in state. The following young men who served overseas were chosen as pall bearers of their deceased comrade: Wm. Hugh Young, Joseph A. Bovey, Floyd Ford, Benjamin Stroops, Fred Schramm, and Charles Snyder. Rev. T. A. Adams offered prayer at the grave and the American Legion under command of Lieut. Victor Wood, had charge of the burial service. The grand old flag, in the hands of Reverdy Wilmot as color bearer, was gently lowered over the grave as final taps were sounded for the deceased hero, and the firing squad, under command of Corporal Lawrence Waugh, fired three volleys of salute in honor to their late comrade. Thomas H. Burnside, son of Thomas G. and Nancy Burnside was born June 22, 1891, and died in LeMarrs, France, Nov 2, 1918; aged 27 years, four months and 11 days. He is survived by his parents, four sisters and three brothers, and his fiancee, Miss Gladys Cunningham.
    He with a number of others left Rushville for Camp Wheeler June 24, 1918, to give their services in the great World war. On Sept 23rd he was transferred to Camp Mills, Long Island. On October 16 his company went aboard the White Star Liner Olimpic and arrived at South Hampton, England, October 24, 1918. Ten days after he was transferred to LeHarve, France, and on October 28th arrived at LeMarrs, France where he was taken sick with pneumonia and after an illness of four days he passed away. His remains were laid to rest in France until they were disinterred to be brought home to their final rest. We today mourn with the parents who gave their son that we might live and be free. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity of Rushville.

Fran Phillips   Obituary for Frances S. PHILLIPS
The Rushville Times, September 27, 1973
    Mrs. Frances S. Phillips, 90, of Rushville, died early Tuesday morning at John Warner hospital in Clinton. Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Worthington Funeral Home, the Rev. Wesley Trendle officiating.  Burial will be in Rushville cemetery.
    She was born in Rushville on Jan 19, 1883, a daughter of Mathew and Sarah Anderson Speed. She married Ralph Phillips in Mt. Sterling on Dec. 24, 1904. He died March 25, 1937. Surviving are two sons, Paul of Clinton and Jack of Rushville; one brother Herbert Speed of Rushville; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
    Mrs. Phillips was a member of the First Christian church of Rushville, Schuyler Chapter of Order of Eastern Star, Rushville Federation of Women and Schuyler County Historical Society.

Fran Phillips   Obituary for Herbert SPEED
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1973 - Rites to be Friday for Herbert Speed, 93
    Herbert W. Speed, 93, a retired farmer, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Culbertson Memorial hospital. Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 10 a.m. at Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wesley Trendle Officiating. Burial will be in Rushville City cemetery.  Friends may call at the Funeral Home.
    He was born on April 30.1880, in Rushville, Son Of Mathew and Sarah Anderson Speed. He was married to the former Nora Anderson, and she passed away on Oct. 1, 1963. He is survived by two nephews, Jack Phillips of Rushville and Paul Phillips of Clinton. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Nora, two brothers, and four sisters.

Fran Phillips   Death Notice for Mary WARREN
The Rushville Times, November 17, 1920 - Death of Mrs. Augustus Warren
    On Tuesday morning a telegram came to Mathias Speed of this city giving news of the death of his only sister, Mrs. Mary Warren, widow of the late Augustus Warren, at her home in Minneapolis, Minn., where the family has resided since removing from Rushville thirty years ago. Interment will be in Minneapolis.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Charles Henry BURNSIDE
The Rushville Times,  April 19, 1973 - Charles Burnside Rites Held Here On Sunday
    Charles Henry Burnside, 74, died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday evening at Culbertson Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist church in Rushville, the Rev. Harold Hedden officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery. Military rites were conducted at the graveside.
    Charles Henry Burnside, son of Thomas and Nancy Rittenhouse Burnside, was born August 12, 1898, in Schuyler County, Illinois. He died April 12, 1973, in Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville. He was married to Lela Haynes on October 2, 1920, and to this union four daughters were born: Lucille, Marjorie, Patsy, Nancy and a son and daughter who died at birth. He was married on June 24, 1965, to Lucille Dawson Keeney. Charles was a retired service station operator. He was a member of the First United Methodist church of Rushville; a veteran of World War I; a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4; and a member of World War I Barracks. He also had worked with Worthingtons thru the years, assisting in ambulance calls and funerals.
    He is survived by his wife, Lucille, of Rushville; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Blackburn of Brooklyn, Mrs. Marjorie Tyrell of Flagstaff, Ariz., Mrs. Patsy Heaton and Mrs. Nancy Knous, both of Springfield; one brother, Leslie of San Francisco, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Vancil and Mrs. Della Young of Rushville, Mrs. Lillie Campbell of Springfield, and Mrs. Mary Taylor of Bushnell; 10 grandchildren; and one great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lela; an infant son and daughter; and two brothers. Charley was a loving, thoughtful father, husband, and grandfather. He was happiest when he had his family around him. His friendly smile and cheerful ways were known to all, and he will be greatly missed by friends and loved ones. Worthington funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Tammie Orr Brown   Death Notice for Mrs. Emily BEASTON
The Rushville Times, May 10, 1894
    BEASTON, Mrs. Emily--Sudden Death---Mrs. Emily Beaston, wife of John Beaston, of this vicinity, died suddenly Tuesday morning of heart diesease. She had not been feeling well for several days, but got up to do her household work that morning as usual. She was a daughter of the late John Henry Lawler, and was about 38 years old. Her husband and five children have the sympathy of the enitre community in their sad bereavement. Funeral services were held at the family residence yesterday, conducted by Rev. John Knowles. Interment in the Krohe cemetery.

Tammie Orr Brown   Death Notice for Mrs. Kitty SMITH
The Rushville Times, May 21, 1896
    SMITH, Kitty--Mrs. Kitty Smith (nee Lawler) died yesterday afternoon at the old homestead south of town, aged about 32 years. She had been afflicted for some time with dropsy and heart trouble.

The Rushville Times, May 28, 1896
    LAWLER, Kittie Isadora--Kittie Isadora, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James W. Lawler was born July 18th, 1860 and died Wednesday, May 20, 1896, at 3 P.M. at her home, 2 1/2 miles south of Rushville. She was married to Truman P. Smith, of Vermont, IL, October 5th, 1876. To them was born two children. They lived together for fifteen years and then separated. She moved back to Rushville and lived with her brothers and sisters. Mrs. Smith leaves one son, three sisters, and two brothers to mourn her loss. Before her death she confessed religion and said "I am dying happy." She had been sick for several months with dropsy, heart trouble, and rheumatism. Funeral services took place at the Presbyterian church, Friday May 22, at 2 p.m., conducted by Rev. E. L. Lord. The remains were laid to rest in the city cemetery.

Tammie Orr Brown   Death Notice for Mrs. Jas W. LAWLER
The Rushville Times, June 27, 1895
    LAWLER, Mrs. Jas W.--Mrs. Jas. W. Lawler, of Bainbridge township, died yesterday morning of consumption. She has been ill for some time. A husband and several children are left to mourn her loss. Mrs. Lawler was a daughter of our townsman Issac Black. The funeral services will be held at the family residence today at 2 o'clock, Elder Hughes conducting the services.

Tammie Orr Brown   Death Notice for Mrs. Nancy CAMPBELL
The Rushville Times, April 2, 1896
    CAMPBELL, Mrs. Nancy, wife of Lewis C. Campbell, died Monday evening at 8 P.M., after a protracted illness. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Lawler. She was 32 years of age. For two years she has been sick with spinal disease and paralysis. She leaves a husband and three children. Funeral services were held at the residence at 11 a.m. Wednesday, internment in Sugar Grove cemetery.

Fran Phillips   Obituary for Nellie Virginia SPEED
The Rushville Times, October 3, 1928 - Miss Nellie Speed's Death Followed Long Illness
    Early Thursday morning of last week death came to Miss Nellie Virginia Speed at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ira Garrison, six miles north of Rushville. Her illness had been a prolonged one, due to cancer, but with fortitude she bravely faced the situation that gave no hope for recovery and during her illness was cheered by the companionship of her family and friends, who visited her at the country home of her sister.
    Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning at 10 o'clock by her pastor, Rev. Alexander McFerran and the interment was in the Rushville
    Nellie Virginia Speed, daughter of Mathias and Sarah J. Speed, was born August 1, 1869 near Rushville and departed this life at the home of her sister, Katherine Speed Garrison, Sept 27,1928. In her childhood she professed faith in Jesus and was converted during the pastorate of Rev. S. C. Palmer and became a member of the Presbyterian church.
    She made many and everlasting friends during the almost sixty years of her life. A pleasing personality, a character of highest ideals, a friendly and helpful spirit towards all people and all things, endeared her to the hearts of many people. Those friends will not forget.  Their memory of her will linger with them and they will be helped by the goodness of her life. Her's was a self-sacrificing nature, for she gave almost four years of her life to the care of her mother in her last illness.
    She was deeply religious and through all her suffering until the very last she bore her cross with the bearing and quiet acceptance of one who had prepared herself and was ready and willing to meet her maker. She was generous, kind and thougtful. As she had lived, so has she left her influence upon those who knew and loved  her best.
    Besides her aged father, Miss Speed is survived by three sisters and three brothers to mourn her death, namely: Mrs. C. B. Griffith, Azusa, Calif.; Mrs. Ira Garrison and Mrs. Ralph Phillips and Harry H., Walter and Herbert Speed of Rushville and vicinity.

Fran Phillips   Death Notice for Elizabeth C. SPEED
The Rushville Times, April 9, 1891
    SPEED, Elizabeth C. - Elizabeth C. Speed, wife of  Wm. Speed, died in Buena Vista, Col. last Sunday at the residence of her son-in-law, Aug. Warren, in the 81st year of her age.  The remains arrived here yesterday accompanied by her aged husband and grandson, Speed Warren. Funeral services will take place here today at 2:30 from the residence of her son, Dr. J. N. Speed.

Cindy Foster   Death Notice for Newton FOSTER
The Schuyler Citizen the week following Saturday August 28, 1858 - Suicide - On last Saturday morning, about 9 o'clock, Mr. Newton Foster, a farmer living some six miles north of this place committed suicide by shooting himself.
    The circumstances connected with this distressing affair are related to us, as follows. For some time past, owing to ill health, joined with pecuniary embarassments, so common to all for the past year or two, Mr. Foster has been subject to fits of despondency, and has on several occasions during this reason of depression, remarked to his wife that she wo'd probably succeed better without him than with him. On the morning in question he arose as usual and made the fire; it was observed however that he was in so unusual state of mind, and tears were seen upon his face. At breakfast he ate but little, and as he went about the house, his tears frequently stood in his eyes.
    After a while he took his gun down and went out into the woods near by, apparently with the intention of shooting game. In a short time the report of his gun was heard, and directly after, it was heard the second time. Mrs. Foster, from all the circumstances feeling alarmed, sent her little son out to where his father had gone. On reaching the spot he found his dead body lying in a thicket. The alarm was immediatley given and the neighbors came in to render assistance.
    It appears that he had laid down upon his back, placed the muzzle of the gun under his chin and with a little forked stick which he had prepared for the occasion, sprung the trigger. The bullet lodged in the back part of his skull. The indications are that he never struggled in the least. The gun was lying across his body, nearly as he had placed it, and the stick with which he had sprung the trigger, was lying by his side, one end of it still inside the guard of the gun as he had placed it. Death was instantaneous.
    An inquest was held over the body by Thomas Bronaugh, Esq., and the verdict rendered in accordance with the above facts. Mr. Foster was about forty years of age, and leaves a wife and five children to mourn his sad loss. His body was buried on Sunday afternoon, attended by a large concourse of sympathizing friends and neighbors."
    [The little boy mentioned in the news story was undoubtedly John F. Foster, who was only 8 years old at the time.]

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Lue James HILES
The Rushville Times, December 28, 1972 - Rites Are Today for Lue James Hiles, 80
    Lue James Hiles, 80, passed away Tuesday night at Vaughn Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services are being held today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Worthington funeral Home, with the Rev. Wayne Sill officiating. Burial is to be in Rushville cemetery. Military rites are to be conducted by American Legion Post No. 4.
    Mr. Hiles was born in Beardstown on March 31, 1892, son of Charles and Anna Brown Hiles. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Phillips of rural Rushville; two sons, Clark Hiles of rural Rushville and Maurice Hiles of Denver, Colo.; two sisters, Mrs. Lydia Gust and Mrs. Bernice Icenogle, both of Rushville; 12 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marguerite, four brothers and one sister. He was a veteran of World War I.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Florence Marguerite LAWLER HILES
The Rushville Times, November 23, 1927 - Mrs. Lue Hiles
    The entire community was saddened when the message went out early Tuesday morning that a young wife and mother had suddenly been called from earth to her Heavenly home.
    Florence Marguerite, eldest daughter of S. Alvin and Charity Harrison Lawler, was born in Rushville, April 4th, 1895.
    She was married to Lue J. Hiles, May 28, 1918. To this union three children were born: Clark Eugene, Dorothy Ruth and Maurice LaVerne. These children are left at this early age to mourn the loss of a devoted Christian mother. Other relatives are the husband, Lue J. Hiles, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Alvin Lawler; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Heaton of Rushville and Mrs. Lorena McKee of Sand Springs, Okla., and many other relatives and friends.
    Marguerite, as she was familiarly known, was loved by all who knew her. Her ever present smile and many acts of kindness won the hearts of all with whom she came in contact.
    At the age of fourteen she gave her heart to God. She united with the First Christian church of Rushville during a meeting held by Rev. Haynes and ever after was a regular attendant and an earnest worker in her church. She was a member of the Philathia class in Sunday school, and whenever she was able, she, with her three small children, was always present. She graduated from the Rushville high school in 1914.
    Her illness was of short duration. She had been afflicted with asthma and bronchial trouble and contracted a cold from which bronchial pneumonia developed. She bore her suffering with the patience which characterized her life. She was conscious of her surrounds to the end. When she realized that the time was near, she summoned her mother to her bedside and gave final instructions, asking her to take care of the children and then quietly and peacefully went into her last sleep at 5 a.m., Nov. 15, 1927.
    She was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother, and in the home where she presided, the strong and fine qualities of her Christian character were tested and proven.
    The keynote of her life was harmony, love and happiness. And tho never very strong her affliction never dispelled this atmosphere.
    Card of Thanks--We desire to thank our friends and neighbors for their kindly assistance and words of sympathy in the last illness and death of our dear one, Mrs. Marguerite Lawler-Hiles.
Lue J. Hiles and Children
Mrs. S. A. Lawler and Daughters

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Anna C. BROWN HILES
The Rushville Times, January 25, 1939 and Feb. 8, 1939
    Anna C. HILES-Mrs. Anna C. Hiles, widow of Charles Hiles and a daughter of William and Mary Brown, was born near Beardstown Sept. 26, 1858 and departed this life at her home in Rushville, Jan. 24, 1939, in her 71st year.
    During her residence in Cass county, at the age of 15 years, she united with the Beardstown M. E. church and in later years joined the Christian church of Rushville.
    In 1878, she was united in marriage to Charles A. Hiles, who preceded her in death, Jan. 19, 1932. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, her parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.
    Mrs. Hiles is survived by 3 daughters; Mrs. Edith Terril of Pleasant Hill, Mo., Mrs. Lydia Gust and Mrs. Bernice Icenogle of Rushville; 5 sons; Frank A. and Lue of Rushville; Edward C. and William H. of Beardstown; David C. of Penn Yan, New York. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Emma Beaston of Kewanee, 26 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Charles A. HILES
The Rushville Times, January 20, 1932- Charles A. Hiles Died Tuesday, Aged 78 Years
    Charles A. Hiles, aged seventy-eight years, for more than thirty years an honored resident of the vicinity of Rushville, died Tuesday afternoon at Schmitt Memorial Hospital in Beardstown, following a surgical operation performed Wedensday of last week for cancer of the stomach.
    Brief services, conducted by Rev. E. K. Towle, pastor of the Rushville Methodist church , will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Lawler Funeral Home on South Franklin street, after which the funeral party will proceed to the First M. E. church at Beardstown, where Rev. Towle will officiate at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral services of the departed. Internment will be in the Beardstown city cemetery.
    Charles A. Hiles, youngest son of James and Sarah Hiles, was born in Salem county, New Jersey, October 27th, 1853 , and departed this life last Tuesday, January 19th, at the hospital in Beardstown. Death came as a result of a cancerous growth of the stomach.
    In the year of 1856 the Hiles family, with a colony of thirty-five others, left Philadelphia by rail and came to Pittsburg, Pa. From there they took a teamboat down the Ohio river and up the Mississippi river to St Louis, Mo., where the Hiles family settled on a farm near Brighton, Ill., in Macoupin county. After residing there about two years they moved to Greenfield, Ill., and from there to Beardstown, Ill., the year the Civil war broke out. While residing at Beardstown, Mr. Hiles grew to manhood, and in his twenty-second year he was converted and joined the Methodist church under the leadership of Rev. D.W. English.
    Mr. Hiles was one of eight children, four dying in infancy, and four growing to manhood and womanhood. In the year of 1878 he was married to Anna C. Brown, who has been a constant companion and help thru his whole life.
    Mr. Hiles leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, Mrs. Anna Hiles; his three daughters, Mrs. S. S. Terrill, of Pleasant Hill, Mo; Mrs. Lydia Smith and Mrs. Bernice Icenogle, of Rushville, Ill., one daughter dying in infancy; five sons, Frank and Lew Hiles of Rushville; Willie and Ed., of Beardstown, and David of Canandaigua, New York. Grover Icenogle, a son-in-law, was unable to attend the funeral services, being ill in the veterans' hospital in Great Lakes, Ill.
    Mr. Hiles was a loving and kind father. He was very patient during his suffering and sickness. Up until the last few weeks of his sickness he was ever hopeful of his recovery, but was quite resigned and ready to go when the end was inevitable. Grandpa Hiles will be greatly missed by his grandchildren and his many friends.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Lillie THARP HILES
The Rushville Times, June 6, 1963 - IN MEMORIAM-Mrs. Lillie Hiles
    Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Hiles of Mt. Sterling, who died May 26 at Culbertson Memorial hospital, were held May 28 at 2 o'clock in the Hufnagel funeral home in Mt. Sterling with burial in the city cemetery there.
    A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Tharp, she was born in Woodstock township and in early life was joined in marriage to James Hodgson, who preceded her in death many years ago. Later she was married to Frank Hiles, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Harry Campbell of Galesburg; two step children, Francis Hiles of Industry and Mrs. Lyle Simmons of East Peoria; one grandchild; one great grandchild; four sister, Mrs. Lloyd McCormick, Mrs. Everett Knous of Rushville, Mrs. Roy Hodgson, of Galesburg and Mrs. James Wardell of Plymouth.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse; two sisters, Mrs. Mabel Phillips and Mrs. Cora Dace, three half sisters, Mrs. Anna Lawler, Mrs. Nora Kelly and Mrs. Lydia Gaddis Moore and three half brothers, William and Sheridan Tharpe and Roy Goodwin.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for W. E. GRIST
The Rushville Times, January 2, 1929 - W. E. GRIST Died Saturday At Bainbridge Twp. Home
    W. E. Grist, native born resident of Bainbridge township, where the seventy-one years of his life were spent, died Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock.
    His illness dated back two years when he contracted whooping cough during the time when one of his grandchildren was ill with the disease. This illness, unusual to a man of his age, affected his heart and his condition had been such as to give no hope for relief. Up to within a few days of his death he was up and about, however, and came to Rushville on Monday preceding his death. He took worse on Tuesday and from then on his strength failed gradually.
    Mr. Grist was one of a family of early Schuyler pioneers, who settled in Bainbridge township, and he lived on the homestead farm for about sixty years, later removing to the farm which he purchased.
    Thruout his life Mr. Grist took an active part in the social and political life of the community, and held township office as road commissioner and assessor, and was a man who enjoyed the esteem and respect of his associates and neighbors. He is survived by his widow and two sons, Ray, who lived on an adjoining farm and attended his father during his last illness, and Harry, who makes his home in Montana and who came Wedensday to attend the funeral.
    Funeral services were held at the home in Bainbridge township Wedensday afternoon at 1 o'clock, conducted by Rev . F. D. Boling, pastor of the Antioch Free Methodist church. Interment was made in the Rushville Cemetery.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Burton GOODWIN
The Rushville Times, April 17, 1976 - Rites for Burton Goodwin to Be Held Today
    Burton Goodwin, 83, died Monday afternoon at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    Services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, the Rev. Gary BASS and the Rev. Marvin Chalfant officiating. Burial will be in the Rushville Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
    He was born April 13, 1897, in Schuyler county, the son of Leroy and Anna Klein Goodwin. He married Sarah Orr on Sept. 21, 1922. She died Dec. 3, 1971. He was a retired farmer. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Rushville, Booster Sunday School class and Schuyler County Senior Citizens.
    Surviving are one brother, Jesse of Rushville; eight nieces; and seven nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Glenn, Carl and Robert, his twin, and one sister, Gracie.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Mildred A. PHILLIPS
July 7, 1937 - Rushvilleites Attend Funeral Of Mildred Phillips Sunday
    Mrs. Delilah Avery, Mrs. J. C. Unger and Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lynn were in Vermont Sunday to attend the funeral services of Mildred A. Phillips, fifteen-year-old daughter of Mrs. Mollie Gibson, whose death occurred July 2, at the home of her mother in Vermont.
    The death of this young girl, just on the threshold of what promised to be a useful life, followed a several weeks' illness from a disease which baffled medical authorities at the Illinois Research hospital in Chicago, where she underwent a surgical operation last February.
    Mildred was a daughter of Thomas Asahel and Mollie Phillips, and her mother was reared in the home of Mrs. Delilah Avery, of this city.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Anna M. GARRISON JUSTUS
The Rushville Times, July 7, 1937 - Last Rites In Birthplace Home For Mrs. W. F. Justus
    Mrs. Anna M. Justus, wife of Dr. W. F. Justus, died Friday evening at her home on South Jackson street, after an illness due to paralysis which extended over a five-year period.
    Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Henry Garrison homestead in Littleton township, her birthplace, now occupied by her son, Ansel, and family, conducted by Rev. W. L. Hurtt of Littleton, and Rev. Albertson of Pennington Point. Interment was made in Bethany cemetery, north of Rushville.
    The following obituary was read at the funeral:
    Anna M. Garrison, daughter of the late Henry and Anna Justus Garrison, was born Feb 12, 1872, on the homestead farm in Littleton township.
    On April 7, 1894, she was joined in marriage to Dr. Wm. F. Justus. To this union was born one son, Howard Ansel, who, with the husband and father, her daughter-in-law, Frances, and an only granddaughter, Shirley Justus, are left to mourn the loss of their devoted loved one.
    Mrs. Justus was a devout Christian and an active member of the Methodist church at Littleton as long as her health permitted. She was a patient sufferer, and thruout the five years of her illness was tenderly cared for by her loved ones.
    Mrs. Justus was one of a large family of children, all of whom preceded her death except one brother, Chas. M. Garrison, of Rushville. Those deceased are: John C., Christopher, William, Bert and Clarence Garrison and Mrs. Lillie Lawler; also a sister who died in infancy.
    HERE TO ATTEND FUNERAL: The following relatives and friends from a distance were in attendance at the funeral services: Mr. and Mrs. William Justus, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Justus and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Farrar of Astoria; Mrs. Perry Robinson of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs. John Downs and Mr. and Mrs. Hallie Downs of Peoria; Mrs. Luna Garrison of Toulon; Mrs. Lyda Scudder, Mrs. Laura Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Willey and son, John, of Macomb.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for William RITTENHOUSE
The Rushville Times, July 7, 1937 - Wm. Rittenhouse, Schuyler Pioneer, Died on Sunday
    William Rittenhouse, a resident of Schuyler county during his entire lifetime of fourscore years, died Sunday at the home of his son, Otis, near Rushville. His death was the result of a hip fracture sustained in a fall six months ago.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Fairfield Free Methodist church, south of Rushville. Rev. Cecil Covey, pastor of the Antioch church, conducted the services. Interment was in the Ebenzer cemetery.
    The following obituary was read at the service:
    William Rittenhouse was born in Schuyler county, Illinois, Feb. 11, 1857, and fell asleep in Jesus on Sunday, July 4, 1937. His last day on earth was like his life, a beautiful day, with a few dark clouds at the end, and his life went out as the sun sank behind the few drifting clouds in the evening tide.
    He was the son of William and Nancy Kelly Rittenhouse, pioneer residents of Bainbridge township, and was born on the homestead farm which was purchased by his father at an early date. There, together with a large family of brothers and sisters, he spent his happy boyhood days and received his education in the district school.
    He was married to Rachel Stoneking on Feb. 10, 1876, and for fifty years they were permitted to travel life's pathway together. Their life was one of happiness and pleasure, not a death or much sorrow came to them until September 1916 when the good wife was stricken with paralysis and for almost ten years was invalid and constant sufferer as he gave her every care that was possible. Her passing on July 8, 1926, caused a great sorrow which he never was able to overcome.
    He spent his entire life near the home of his birth, except a few years spent in Norton county, Kansas.
    He was converted at an early age and received the experience of holiness more than fifty years ago. He helped to build the little Free Methodist church at Fairfield, and is the last one of the charter members.
    His home was a home of prayer and his children were raised in a truly Christian atmosphere. He was most happy when he was in the service of his Master and his greatest delight was to entertain the ministers and their wives. He was superintendent of the Fairfield Sunday school for many years, until his wife's health failed and he was denied the privilege of attending church. He was a great temperance man, and his politics were prohibition. After his wife's death he went to make his home with his children and a sister, Nancy Burnside, where he was tenderly cared for by Leo and Adra Vancil.
    On January 7 of this year he fell and broke his hip and was taken to the Culbertson hospital where he received the best of medical care.
    After it became apparent that he might never walk he was taken to the home of his son, Otis, where he was given every care and devotion that a son and daughter-in-law could possibly give, and there in their happy little home among the trees and flowers, of which he loved so much, he spent his last days.
    He leaves to mourn his passing his five children, namely: Otis Rittenhouse, Mrs. S. B. Orr, Mrs. Frank Illman, Mrs. Hugh Logsdon, and Robert Rittenhouse, all of Rushville, Illinois. Also eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren , and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Burnside, two brothers, Marion of Browning, Illinois, and Hiram of Brown county, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Tim Schroeder   Obituary for Lena E. POOLE HOWELL
Moline Dispatch, Hampton, Illinois
    Services for Lena Elizabeth Howell, 83, of Geneseo and formerly of Hampton and Port Byron, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at East Moline. Burial will be in Pleasant Point Cemetery, Port Byron. Mrs. Howell died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.
    Lena Poole was born Aug. 3, 1915 in Rushville, the daughter of Ethel (Peterman) and Charles Poole. She married Charles Howell in 1934 in East Moline.
    Survivors include Charles Howell, Hampton; daughters, Rita Schroeder, Wanda Kerner and Diane Polenske, all of Port Byron, and Sharon Anderson, Hampton; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Leland VonAch, Akron, Ohio.

   Obituary for Donovan B. INGLES
The Rushville Times, October 20, 1999 - Donovan B. Ingles, 87, of Downers Grove, died Oct. 15, 1999, at Hinsdale.
    He was born Jan. 16, 1912, in Industry.
    He married Marguerite Pelton. She is deceased.
    He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. James (Courtney) Bruhl of Downers Grove; two sisters, Maxine Goldburg of Marion, Ind., and Earline Campbell of Macomb; and several nephews.
    He taught at Downers Grove North High School until 1976 and also worked at Thompson’s Store for Men, the Gentry Shop of Downers Grove and Horsley’s Men Store of Glen Ellyn. He was an avid golfer and a member of the Downers Grove Golf Club.
    Funeral Services were Monday at the Toon Funeral Home in Downers Grove. Private burial will be in Rushville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Special Olympics.

Tim Schroeder   Obituary for Charles F. POOLE
The Rushville Times, October 10, 1918 - War claims its victims - Four Schuyler County soldier boys die of Spanish influenza.
    Charles F. Poole, who was one of the 50 recruits who left Rushville September 5, 1918 for Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, died on Saturday of Spanish influenza.  The epidemic is violent at this camp and 500 deaths have already been reported. Mr. Charles Poole's death is a particularly sad one as he left a widow and two small children. On Tuesday evening the remains arrived in Rushville. The local company of honor guards were at the station under the command of Captain Henderson, and acted as military escort. On Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock funeral services were held at the cemetery, conducted by Rev. Stillman. The honor guards acted as pall bearers and military escorts, and there was a large attendance of sympathizing friends. Charles F. Poole was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Poole, and was born in Rushville, Illinois, October 26, 1891 and departed this life at Camp Grant, Rockford, Illinois, October 5th 1918, age 26 years and 11 months. He was married November 23, 1914, to Miss Ethel Peterman. To this union 3 children were born, Mary, died February 5, 1918, Lena and Donald, together with the bereaved mother are left to morn the loss of a loving husband and father. He also leaves a grief-stricken father and mother and 2 sisters, Mrs. Wm. Rebman of Moline, Eunice, also 2 brothers Joseph, Yates City, Illinois, and Thomas E. of Camp Grant.

   Obituary for C. Constance PIERSON WELLS
The Rushville Times
    C. Constance  “Connie” Wells, 92, of Rushville, died Monday, Sept. 20, 1999, at the Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
    She was born Dec. 4, 1906, in Altamont, to the late Albert and Mary Poorman Pierson. She married Harold L. Wells, Oct. 1, 1945, in Rushville. He died Nov. 4, 1983.
    Surviving are a sister-in-law, Millicent Sayers of Macomb; three brothers-in-law, Russell Wells of Augusta, Keith Wells of Macomb, James Wells of Winston, Calif., numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She attended Southern Illinois State Teachers College in Carbondale from 1924-1926, and received her bachelors of education degree from Illinois State Teachers College, Bloomington in 1931. She then received her masters of arts degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1939. She taught school in Beecher City, for one year, Mendora for three years, Pawnee for 2 1/2 years, Altamont for 5 1/2 years, Sullivan for two years and Rushville for 26 years, retiring in 1966. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville; Be-kik-a--nin-ee Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution; Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association; Delta-Kappa-Gamma National Teachers Sorority.
    Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery in Brooklyn. Visitation will be from noon until 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.

   Obituary for Elgin B. WOODDELL, Jr.
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1999, page 15, column 5
    Elgin B. Wooddell, Jr., 74, of Ipava, died Thesday, Sept.28, 1999, at his home.
    He was born June 27, 1925, at Cuba, the son of Elgin and Mable (Cramblett) Wooddell. He married Clarice Burrows.
    He was preceded in death by two brothers, Milburn and Ross Wooddell, one sister, Lois Wells, and a friend, Yvonne Campbell.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Phyllis (Chuck) Burlingame of Ipava and Mrs. Sheila (Steve) Robertson of Ipava; four granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Doris (Hank) Jensen of Lamar, Colo. and Ruby Tuttle of Canton.
    He was a member of Ipava American Legion Post #17 where he was a 53-year member. He was also a member of the Lewistown VFW Post #5001 and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a famer and was Pleasant Township Road Commissioner. He was a welder at MSD in Canton.
    Services were Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with the Rev. Darnien Spikereit officiating. Burial was at Cuba Cemetery with military rites by Ipava American Legion Post #17.
    Memorials may be made to Lutheran Social Services of Canton, McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program, or the YWCA Lunch with Friends, 111 North Avenue A, Canton, IL 61520.

   Obituary for Carolyn VAN ANTWERP
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1999, page 15, column 3
    Carolyn Van Antwerp, 79, of Vermont, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    She was born July 25, 1920, in Vermont, the daughter of Paul J. and Rena Marie Haney Cox. She married Thomas Van Antwerp on Oct. 1, 1994, in Vermont. He preceded her in death on Sept.20, 1998.
    She is survived by two stepsons, Thomas Van Antwerp, Jr., of Rockville, Va., and William Van Antwerp of Herndon, Va.; two step daughters, Mrs. William (Vida) Winkler of Silver Spring, Md., and Claire Van Antwerp of Manassas, Va.; 10 step-grand children; six step-great-grandchildren.; and one sister, Mrs. Jack (Doris Jean) Armstrong of Beverton, Ore.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and Norman Cox.
    She worked as a beautician in Canton for 50 years, and was member and past president of American Legion Auxiliary #16, Fulton County 40 et 8, Women of the Moose Chapter 369, Rebekah Lodge #245, Order of Eastern Star Chapter 46, and member and past president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority.
    Funeral services were Friday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Vermont Cemetery or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

   Obituary for Francis "Frank" APPLEGATE
The Rushville Times, October 6, 1999, page  15, column 5
    Lt. Colonel Francis “Frank” Applegate, 79, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Rushville, died Sept. 24, 1999, at Manatee Memorial Hospital in Bradenton. He was born in Littleton on Jan.30, 1920. His wife, Anna, survives.
    He also is survived by two sons, James of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Richard of Anchorage, Ala.; and one daughter, Carol Joliat of North Canton, Ohio.
    He served in World War II and was a retired Lt. Colonel from the United States Air Force. He was a member of the Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and was an avid golfer.
    Graveside services were held Tuesday, Sept.28, 1999, at Ft. Myers Mernorial Gardens in Ft. Myers, Fla., with the Rev. Robert Green officiating. The Griffith-Cline Funeral Home was in charge of services.

   Obituary for Laura Catherine BAUER
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1999, page 15, column 5
    Laura Catherine Bauer, 89, of  rural  Rushville, died Saturday, Oct. 16, 1999, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    She was born Jan.14, 1910, in Oakland Township, to the late Samuel and Ethel Acheson Deane.
    She married Israel Bauer on Aug. 18, 1929, at her parent’s home in Rushville Township. He died Dec. 19, 1982.
    Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. James O. (Helen) Peterman of Rushville; three sons, Francis Bauer of Rushville, Dr. Raymond Bauer of Clayton, Calif., and Lewis Bauer of Rushville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Ruth Busby of Rushville.
    She and her husband farmed all their married life in Oakland Township. She was a member of the Houston United Methodist Church north of Rushville and the Schuyler Jail Museum & Genealogical Center. She also volunteered with the Meals-On-Wheels program and was good to call on shut-ins.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may he given to the Houston United Methodist Church.

   Obituary for Melvin Ezra CHENOWETH
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, page 17, column 1
    Melvin Ezra Chenoweth, 81, of Table Grove, died Thursday, Nov. 4, 1999, at the Heartland Healtbcare Center in Canton.
    He was born Nov. 8, 1917, in New Salem Township, of McDonough County, the son of Ezra William and Flora Edith Ruby Chenoweth. He married Virginia Claudia Griffith on Feb.21, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa. She survives.
    Also surviving are one son, Dale (wife Martha) of Morton; two daughters, Marsha Jean Chenoweth of Naperville and Mrs. Richard (Rita Jean) Lear of Riverside, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grand-children.
    He was preceded in death by seven sisters and four brothers.
    He was salutatorian of the 1936 class of Adair High School. He worked at Camp Ellis in Table Grove during WW II. He was employed at M & H Auto Supply in Macomb, for 15 1/2 years. He was acting postmaster at Table Grove for three years and manager and part owner of Farr Farm Service Inc., for 18 years, retiring in 1981. He was a long standing member of the Table Grove Community Church, where he held many church offices. He was a 50-year member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows in Table Grove, an associate member of Table Grove American Legion Post 413 and treasurer of the Table Grove Investors Club. He served two consecutive terms on the Fulton County Planning Commission and was an election judge for Farmers Township in Fulton County. He was a village trustee of Table Grove for 15 years. He took an active role in various committees and developed the Rouse numbering system for Table Grove. He also was a lifetirne farmer and had lived in Table Grove since his marriage.

   Obituary for Katie C. COLEMAN
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, page 9A, column 7
    Katie C. Coleman, 102, of Lewistown, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba.
    She was born March 27, 1897 in Ipava, the daughter of Thomas and Chloe P. (Lacey) Clanin. She married Rupert Raymond Coleman in Lewistown on Dec. 23, 1922. He died Ju1y 23, 1960.
    She was also preceded in death by one son, J. R. (Dick) Coleman, an infant daughter, Barbara Coleman, and one grandson, Shawn Coleman.
    Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Edith Coleman of Lewistown; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and two great granddaughters.
    She was a member of the Lewistown United Methodist Church, Ruth Circle, and a former member of the Rebekah Lodge of Lewistown. She was a homemaker.
    Funeral services wil1 be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct, 14, 1999, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with visitation from 6-8 p.m, Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Shawgo Memorial Home. Burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery. Memorial may be made to Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba, Illinois.

   Obituary for Marjorie B. CONNER
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, November 10, 1999, page 17, column 3
    Marjorie B. Conner, 78, of Astoria, died Friday, Nov. 5, 1999, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
    She was born Aug. 6, 1921, in Astoria, the daughter of Ralph and Zelma (Danner) Danner.
    She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Bair of Vermont and Mrs. Jerry (Sharon) Trone of Pekin; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Merlin (Wanda) Myers of Ipava.
    She was a member of the Astoria Church of Christ and had been employed as a book-keeper at Culligan Soft Water Service and later at Price Oil Company, both of Astoria.
    Funeral services were Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at the Astoria Church of Christ with Collis Trone officiating. Burial was in the Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services. Memorials may be made to Schuyler County Hospice or her church.

   Obituary for Paul M. DAY
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1999, Page 15, column 3
    Paul M. Day, 80, of Rushville, died Oct. 20, 1999, at Culbertson MemoriaI Hospital in Rushville.
    He was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Ray, to the late Lloyd L. and Elizabeth Thompson Day.
    He married Lucille Van Cleave Aug. 24, 1940, in Festus, Mo.
    She survives, along with one son, Mike, of Eustis, Fla.; two daughters, Marilyn Cahill of Oak Lawn, and Gerrie Telander of Valrico, Fla.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Browning of Omaha, Neb.
    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Day; and a brother, Leslie Day.
    He was a member of the former Ray Christian Church and the Scripps Park Golf Course. He had been maintenance manager for Gressinge Brothers Produce Growers and Packers in Belle Glade, Fla., retiring in 1984. He then drove a school bus for Schuyler District No.1 in Rushville until 1994.
    Graveside memorial services were held Monday at the Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Stacy Tomich officiating. Worthington Funeral Home of Rushville was in charge of the services. Memorials may be given to Florida Hospital Diabetes Center Foundation, 2520 N. Orange Ave., Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32804  ATTN. Barbara Joswick or the Scripps Park Golf Course.

   Obituary for Louis J. ELAS
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, page 9A, column 4
    Louis J. Elas, 87 of Timewell, and formerly of Viola, died Monday evening, Oct. 4, 1999, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
    He was born Nov.16, 1911, in Wonlock, the son of Anton and Anna Yackish Elas. He first married Anna Laktas. He later married Barbara Yakle Marshall on Feb. 1, 1974, in Las Vegas, Nev., and she survives.
    He is also survived by one son, George of Aledo; one daughter, Elizabeth Plunkett of South Pasadena, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Carol Collins of Mt. Sterling; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; 12 step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ab of Viola and John of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Rose Guthrie; and one brother, Tony.
    Mr. Elas was originally a farmer in Mercer County. He was then a partner along with his brothers, John and Tony, in the Viola Auction Co., a livestock auction.  He was a partner with his son in the Viola Independent Materials Rock Quarry, and was a partner in the Southern Illinois Stone Co. in Marion. He was also a partner along with his son in the Oakview Nursing Center in Aledo. He was a member of the Advisory Board of the Aledo Air Marine. He attended Timewell Christian Church and was a member of the Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mt. Sterling, the American Trapshooting Association and the Meredosia Duck Club. He always enjoyed hunting, fishing and golfing.
    Funeral services were held Thursday, Oct. 7 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with burial at Mounds Cemetery near Timewell. Memorials are suggested to the Timewell Christian Church.

   Obituary for Chuck FARMER
 The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, page 9A, column 1
    Graveside services for Chuck Farmer, 20, of Beardstown, who was pronounced dead at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Beardstown City Cemetery. The Rev. Sue Bailey will officiate. Sager Funeral Home is in charge of services.
    He died from injuries sustained in a single car crash Saturday morning on Illinois Route 125 near Virginia.
    He was born Nov.16, 1978, in Beardstown to William C. and Cynthia E. Green Farmer.
    Surviving are his parents of Beardstown; paternal grandmother, Maxine Privia of Beardstown; one brother, Robert (wife Bobbi Jo) Hill of Athens; two sisters, Leasa (husband Steve) Summey of Twentynine Palms, Calif, and Debbie (husband Mark) Spears of Beardstown; one niece and one nephew. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather and his maternal grandparents.
    He was a 1997 graduate of Beardstown High School. He worked for Heritage Enterprises in Beardstown. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Conservation Foundation.

   Obituary for Franklin D. GARRISON
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1990, page 13, column 2
    Franklin D. “Gabby” Garrison Jr., 66, of Rushville, died Saturday, Sept.25, 1999, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    He was born June 22; 1933, in Denver, Colo., the son of Franklin Davis and Louise (Brown) Garrison Sr.
    Mr. Garrison graduated from Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling and received a bachelor of science degree in commerce and law at the University of Illinois in Champaign. He served in the U.S. Army stationed in Korea and was honorably discharged as a PFC on April 21, 1955. He retired in 1983 as a litigated claims examiner with Country  Mutual  Insurance Company in Bloomington after 23 years. He was a member of the Elks Club in Bloomington.
    Surviving are his mother, Louise Garrison, of Rushville, two sisters, Joan Lewis (husband, George) of Quincy, and Cynthia Johns (husband, Tom) of De Leon Springs, Fla.; four nieces; one nephew; four great nieces; four great nephews; and his former wife, Kathleen Garrison, of Urbana.
    He was preceded in death by his father, one brother, Harry Garrison, a nephews, and a niece.
    Private graveside services were held Tuesday at the Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville with Rev. Bill Brown officiating. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of' the arrangements. Memorials may be given to Culbertson Memorial Hospital or the First Christian Church (Disciples of' Christ) in Rushville.

   Obituary for Ralph R. GINDER
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, page 9A, column 2
    Ralph R. Ginder, 87, of rural Jacksonville, died early Sunday morning, Oct.10, 1999, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
    He was born Feb.15, 1912, at home, west of Arcadia, the son of John C. and Clara Goodpasture Ginder. He married Viola A. Brunk on March 13, 1939. She preceded him in death on Sept.27, 1998.
    He is survived by one son, John (wife Cynthia) Ginder of Metamora;  two daughters, Betty (husband Larry) Roberts of Rushville and Prudy (husband Norman) Chumley of Hillsboro; six grandchildren; five brothers, Alvin (wife Gladys) Ginder, Wayne Ginder, and Dale (wife Linda) Ginder, both of Arenzville; and five sisters, Blanche Henderson of Jacksonville, Ruth (husband Elmer) Reichert of Virginia, Helen (husband Leo) Finn of Chandlerville, Mildred Lewis of Murrayville, and Marie (husband Richard) Hembrough of Winchester. He was preceded in death by one brother, Paul E. (surviving wife Thelma of Arenzville).
    Mr. Ginder had farmed in the Arcadia area since 1949. He received his bachelors degree in 1935 from Illinois College, where he was a member of the Pi Pi Rho Literary Society, and later received his masters degree from the University of Illinois. He served in the United States Army as a corporal during World War II. After the war, he taught school at Arcadia and worked as an inspector for Caterpillar.
    He was a member of the Illinois College Alimini Association, Morgan County Farm Bureau, Triopia School Board, where he was a past president; the V.F.W., American Legion Post 604 of Arenzville, and the A.T.A.  He attended the Liter Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1999, at the Williamson Funeral Home with burial at Arcadia Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Morgan County Cancer Transportation Fund or the Liter Baptist Church.

   Obituary for Willis M. HENDEE
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 6, 1999, page 15, column 2
    Willis M. Hendee, 92, of Astoria died Wednesday; Sept. 29, 1999, at Astoria Healthcare Center.
    Born July 31, 1907, in Lewistown to Melvin and Bessie Smith Hendee, he married Emaline Johnson in 1940 in Canton. She died in 1957. He married Edith Ford in 1959 in Smithfield. She died in 1979. He later married Velma Rouse in 1980 in Pennville, Mo. She died in 1992.
    He also was preceded in death by one great-grandson, two sisters and two brothers.
    Surviving are two sons, Lee (wife Bonnie) of Hager City, Wisc., and Lyle (wife Diane) of Lemons, Mo.,10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three step grandchildren; seven step-great-grantichildren; and two sisters, Leladel Davis of Canton and Luwella Millard of Morton.
    A farmer, he also was employed at Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Co. in Bushnell, retiring in 1972. He was a member of Berean Christian Church in Ipava.
    Graveside services were held Friday, Oct. 1, 1999, at Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta. Gary Sheets officiated. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Astoria Healthcare Center.

   Obituary for Christine D. HIBBS
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1999, page 15, column 1
    Christine D. Hibbs, 44, of Camden, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1999, in her home.
    She was born Sept.16, 1955, in Herkimer County, New York. She was a daughter of Floyd and Dorothy Parmer. She married David Lee Hibbs Feb. 27, 1984, at Mt. Sterling. He survives.
    Mrs. Hibbs was a very active member of the Camden United Methodist Church. She attended schools in Springfield. She was a homemaker and took much pride in caring for her home and family. She was always there to help others.
    Survivors include her husband, David; her parents; foster mother, Mary Lane; three sons, Kevin Lee (wife Colleen) Marshall of Canton, David Lee Marshall of Camden and John Allen Hibbs at home; two daughters, Mrs. Shawn (Tonya) Fitzjarrald of Rushville and Sherry Lynn Hibbs at home; two grandchildren, Austin Lee and Kimberly Marie Fitzjarrald of Rushville; three sisters, Debbie Covy, Shirley O’Dell and Virginia O’Dell, all of Springfield.
    She was preceded in death by her grandparents and foster father.
    Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Camden United Methodist Church. The Rev. Dixie Croxton will officiate. Burial will be at the Camden West Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hufnagel Funeral Home of Mt. Sterling and at the church from 9 a.m. Thursday until time of services. Memorials are suggested to the family.

   Obituary for Earl W. HOSFORD
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 27, 1999, page 15, column 2
    Earl W Hosford, 83, of Salinas, Calif., a native of Versailles, died in his home after a lengthy illness.
    He was born May 3, 1916, in Versailles, a son of P. G. and Ethel Hosford. He had lived in Salinas for 57 years and was a retired truck driver, formerly with I.C.X. Trucking.
    Survivors include his wife Violet “Sally” Hosford of Salinas, formerly of Rushville; one son, Larry Hosford of Salinas; two daughters, Norma Goyen of Cherokee, Calif. and Mary Shervey of Chico, Calif.; one brother, Martin T. Hosford of North Highlands, Calif; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother Kenneth Hosford; and two sisters, Alma Lyles and Edna Brougher.
    He was a memher of the Santa Clara Valley Fiddlers Association and participated in many old time fiddlers competitions. He was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and took great pride in restoring his 1926 Model T. Roadster. He was also a member of the National Antique Watch and Clock Collectors. He was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He also instructed firearm safety.
    A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 22, 1999, at the Healey Mortuary Chapel. Cremation was under the direction of the Healey Mortuary. Interment was recently held in the family plot in the Versailles West Side Cernetery.

Robin Petersen   Obituary for Lee ROUDEBUSH
The Rushville Times, February, 1931
Lee Roudebush Died in Grafton, N.D., Last Week
    Rushville friends of Lee Roudebush, a former resident of Rushville township, were grieved to learn of his death, which occurred Monday of last week at his home at Grafton, North Dakota, following an illness of several months' duration of Bright's Disease and heart trouble. Mr. Roudebush was in the fifty-eighth year. In 1902 he was joined in marriage to Miss June Hindman of this locality, and the young couple resided on a farm northeast of Rushville for several years, removing to South Dakota in 1916. For the past nine years they have resided in Grafton, N.D., where, at the time when his health failed, he was attendant at the Grafton city park. Mr. Roudebush was the father of five children, four sons, Eugene W., Robert H., George D., and Eldon L., and one daughter, Miss Dorothy Roudebush, all of whom reside in Grafton. Funeral services were held from the Methodist church in Grafton on Wednesday, Jan 28, Rev. Bee S. Locher officiating. Interment was in the Grafton cemetery. Besides his wife and five children, Mr. Roudebush is survived by seven brothers and two sisters, and a sister of his wife, Lemona Mathews, who has made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Roudebush since their marriage.

   Obituary for Pat WEBEL
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, September 29, 1990, page 13, column 3
    Pat Webel, 64, of Pittsfield formerly of Fishhook, died Wednesday, Sept.22, 1999, at her residence.
    She was born Nov.19, 1935, in Fishhook, the daughter of Clifford and Yvonne Whitaker Mullins. She married Donald D. Webel on June 22, 1956, in Perry. He survives.
    She also is survived by two sons, Mick and Dave, both of Pittsfield; two grandchildren; and one sister Marilyn (husband John) Bauer of Pittsfield. She was preceded in death by her parents.
    Mrs. Webel was a 1953 graduate of Perry High School and attended Western Illinois Teachers College in Macimb. Her past employment included Likes Jewelry Store in Quincy, Mt. Sterling Democrat Message newspaper, and the Western Express newspaper. She was co-founder and a member of the Pat, Linda and Company Song and Dance Troop, which later became the Zebulon Trio. She also sang with “Sounds of' Us” throughout the area. She was a member of the Fishhook United Methodist Church in Fishhook.
    Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 27,1999, at the Skinner-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Griggsville with burial at Wilson Cemetery in Perry.
Memorials are suggested to the Blessing Hospice/Pike County Unit.

   Obituary for Darlene VOGLER
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Page 9, column 4
    Darlene Vogler, 84, of Macomb, died Monday, Oct.11, 1999, at her residence.
    She was born Nov.19, 1914, in Sciota Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Olin and Elma Ruth Baker Foster.
    She married Roy “Shorty” Vogler on June 10, 37, in Dixon.  He died March 23,1979.
    She is survived by one sister, of Grace Florine Riggins of Vermont, and numerous nieces.
    Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Gred Ford officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, in Macomb. Visitation is one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

   Obituary for Herbert Ora “Tommy” THOMPSON
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 20, 1999, page 15, column 2
    Herbert Ora “Tommy” Thompson, 75, of Ferris, died Monday, Oct. 18, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
    He was born June 13, 1924, in Rushville, the son of Otto and Cora L. Moore Thompson. He married Hilda Greenplate on Jan.20, 1945, in Rushville. She survives.
    He had lived in Ferris since moving there from Carthage in 1951. He served in the United States Navy during World War II. He was an ASC certified mechanic and was self-employed and later was a mechanic for W.I.E.C. He attended Ferris Christian Church and was a member of the V.F.W. and American Legion in Carthage. He enjoyed camping, fishing, reading and card games.
    He is also survived by one son, Michael Thompson (wife Donna) of Springfield, Ohio; a niece whom he thought of as a daughter, Mrs. Tom (Jennie) Snodgrass of Ferris; one sister, Dorothy Lawler of Galveston, Texas; Norma Brockley of Vermont, whom he thought of as a sister; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, and a son, Robert Thompson.
    Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at DeJong-Neiser Funeral Home in Carthage with Rev. David McKay officiating. Burial with military rites will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Ferris Christian Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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