Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 11

Obituary for James FOX
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
James Fox Dead
    James Fox died at Ray last Friday night after a few hours illness. He was taken sick in the afternoon and went to the hotel of John Perkins, where he was boarding. There he was induced to go to bed, and it was thought that he would soon recover from his indulgences. Early in the evening, however, he took suddenly worse and a physician was called. He found Mr. Fox in great pain and administered medicine to relieve him, but he continued to grow worse and died soon after 10 o'clock.
    Mr. Fox was an old resident of Rushville, where he was engaged in blacksmithing. He quit business here a few years ago and has since been located in smaller towns in the county. He removed to Ray a year ago and had been doing a good business.
    The remains were brought to Rushville on Saturday and taken to the home of Mrs. Ella Fox. Mr. Fox was formerly a Catholic, but has not been identified with any church of late years. The remains were conveyed from Mrs. Fox's home on Sunday afternoon and interred in the Rushville cemetery.

Death Notice for Henry PARKER
The Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
    Henry Parker of Carthage died of heart failure while he and his son Mathew were on their way home from Hamilton.

Death Notice for Lizzie PRICE
The Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
    Mrs. Lizzie Price, wife of John Price, died last Sunday morning, after a short illness. She leaves a husband and one little girl 8 years of age.

Death Notice for STOVER
The Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
    The 8 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stover, who reside on West Lafayette street, died last night at 10:30 o'clock.

Death Notice for O. F. PIPER
The Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
    Mr. O. F. Piper, one of Macomb's most prominent and highly respected citizens, died last week in his 79th year.

Death Notice for Frederick BUESCHER
The Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
    Frederick Buescher, one of the car inspectors of the Q. at Beardstown, was killed Sunday afternoon while working in that city. He leaves a wife and two

Death Notice for James S. EDWARDS
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    James S. Edward of Carthage, aged 39 years, was found dead Wednesday morning in his room at the Adams hotel in Warsaw. Heart disease is ascribed as the cause of his death. He was a son of Judge George Edmunds.

Obituary for Dr. Joshua N. SPEED
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
Dr. J. N. Speed Dead. - Rushville's Oldest Physician Passes Away Monday Night.
    Dr. J. N. Speed died at his home on East Washington street Monday night of Bright's disease, after an illness of several weeks. He was taken ill a few months ago and went rapidly into a decline. For weeks he has laid in a semi-conscious condition and his death was expected at any time.
    Dr. Speed was one of Rushville's foremost citizens and an old resident of the city. He has practiced at his profession here for more than forty years and had a large circle of acquaintances. Of a determined, resolute temperament, he was ever ready to combat what he thought was detrimental to the town as its institutions, and was always an aggressive leader in temperance reforms. In the Methodist church Dr. Speed was a tower of strength, and his wise counsel was valued highly. He gave largely of his time and means to christian work, and was always an aggressive leader in the cause.
    Joshua N. Speed was a native of Danville, Kentucky. The date of his birth was Feb. 1st, 1834. Wm. Speed, father of the deceased, came to Rushville in 1854. In 1853 Dr. Speed graduated from Center college, Danville, Ill., and after teaching for a few years he began the study of medicine under Dr. Sweeney, following this with a course in a medical college. On the 13th of June, 1861, he was united in marriage to Miss Virginia Ellen Scripps. Five children were born to this union, two of whom are now living--William of Baltimore and Miss Elizabeth of this city.
    For a short time after his marriage Dr. Speed practiced his profession in Ripley, but in the fall of 1861 and since that time has been one of the leading physicians here.
    At 10 o'clock tomorrow morning funeral services will be held at the family residence, conducted by Rev. Wm. Rrandon [sic] of the Methodist church, and the remains will be interred in Rushville cemetery.

Death Notice for William PARIS
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    William Paris died at the home of his son Walter, in Rushville, Monday evening. He had been ill for some time and was making his home there during his illness. The funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Paris was born in Rushville, Nov. 5, 1834, and has resided here ever since. He was elected circuit clerk of this county many years ago. Mr. Parris leaves a family of several children, all grown to manhood.

Death Notice for Mrs. Henry HUSTED
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    Mrs. Henry Husted of Quincy, sister of George W. Ware of Baders, died suddenly at her home Saturday evening. She had been driving in the afternoon and had returned to her home, accompanied by her 12-year old son. He left the house and returned some time afterwards with his father. They found the house in darkness, and on investigating found Mrs. Husted unconscious upon the floor. A physician was summoned and an examination revealed the fact that she had been stricken with paralysis. She lived for a few hours.

Death Notice for Rosa Etta CLAYTON MORRELL
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    Rosa Etta Clayton was born Jan. 13, 1872, in Camden, Ill.; married to Allie Morrell Feb. 29, 1895. Departed this life in the triumphs of a living faith in Christ, Nov. 4, 1900. She was converted and united with the M. E. church, South, at Union chapel in 1895, and lived a devoted christian life. She was an affectionate companion and loving mother until death. The funeral services were held at Union chapel, conducted by Rev. W. H. Clark of Rushville, in the presence of a large and sympathizing congregation of relatives and friends. Deceased was a victim of the awful disease consumption.

Death Notice for Alma Pearl SMITH
The Rushville Times, November 8, 1900
    Alma Pearl Smith, only child of Clinton and Rettie Smith, was born Feb. 2, 1900, and died Nov. 1; aged 8 months.--The parents have the sympathy of the community in the loss of their little darling. Funeral services were conducted at the M. E. church at Ray by Rev. Clover and remains intered in Rushville cemetery.
    Our baby has gone to endless day.
    To sigh no more but with Jesus stay;
    She left our hearts enrapted in gloom,
    By going away from us so soon.

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

Christopher Bryan Lane   Obituary for Alfred R. LENHART
    Alfred R., last surviving child of Elizabeth and William Lenhart, was  born in Pennsylvania, Dec. 10, 1842.
    On February 11th, after several weeks of affliction due to age, God called him home, being at the time of his death, 85 years, 1 month, and 1 day of age.
    On December 21, 1865,  in Dillsburg, Pa., he was united in marriage to Sarah Crone of Mullbery, Pa. Ten children came to bless this happy union. Three children, Curtis Franklin in 1880, Mary Etta Robeson in1908 and Sarah Agnes in infancy, with the dear wife on March, --, 1912, have passed on to their heavenly home. He is survived by the following seven children:  Mrs. Clara Elizabeth B. Meyer of Beardstown, Elmiria  Zeigler of Rushville, Zelma Florence of Columbus, Kansas, William Jacob of Winchester, Monroe Alfred and George Robert of Littleton; also twelve grand-children and ten great grandchildren are left to cherish the memory of a father and grandfather whose life has been a living testimony of his goodness.
    Since early manhood he has been a Christian and has been a member of the Presbyterian church at Rushvill for forty years.
    For twelve years he and his good wife were at the head of our county home, after which in 1904 they moved to Browning where he resided until death, leaving many friends who will hold only fond memories of his life here.
    There came a soft voice, 'twas the voice of God, I love thee, I love thee, pass under the rod.
    Rev. C.S. Mundell of Rushville, conducted the funeral services at the Browning M.E. church Sunday morning, Feb. 13,  using for his text 1st Chronicles 22:5, "He prepared abundantly before his death."  After which his body was laid to rest beside his loving companion in the Bader cemtery.
    NOTE: Died Feb. 11, 1927, buried Feb 13, 1927, had a horsedrawn hearse.

Christopher Bryan Lane   Obituary for Mrs. Mary Ethel LANE
    Rushville - Mrs. Mary Ethel Lane, 75, of Browning, died at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday at Springfield Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral plans are pending at Roby Funeral Home, Rushville.
    Mrs. Lane was born August 12, 1887, a daughter of Christopher and Clarabelle Foster Bryan. She married John Lane in June, 1907, and he preceded her in death.
    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Hamm and Miss Wilma Lane, both of Browning; a son, Bryan of Oroville, Calif.; 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

Christopher Bryan Lane   Obituary for Mrs. Nettie LANE
Mrs. Nettie Lane Died Today (November 5, 1941)
    Mrs. Nettie Lane, who has been ill for the past seven months, died this (Wednesday) morning at 2:30 o'clock, at her home in Browning, at the age of eighty-one years.
    Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Christian Church in Browning.
    Mrs. Lane is survived by three sons and three daughters, John and Floyd of Browning, Allie of Frederick, Mrs. Leland McCombs and Mrs. Harry Nelson of Browning, and Mrs. Edna Kirkbride of Abingdon.

 Obituary for Ruby M. CHOCKLEY
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 1
    Ruby M. Chockley, 76, of rural Industry died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Schuyler County, to Emory and Eva Allen Quesenberry. She married Leo H. Chockley on June 10, 1940, in Paris, Mo. He survives.
    Also surviving are one son, Larry Chockley of Fort Myers, Fla.; three daughters, Marjorie Snowden of Farmington, Norma Hudson of Mt. Joy, Penn., and Diana Kuehn of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Quesenberry of Huntsville and Emory Quesenberry, Jr., of Hamilton; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert Lee Chockley.
    She lived most of her life in the Industry area where she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church.
    Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Industry Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services.
    Memorials may be made to the Rushville Assembly of God Church.

 Obituary for Betty Catherine GILLMORE
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Betty Catherine Gillmore, 90, of Springfield, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Heritage Manor.
    She was born Dec. 31, 1909, in Webster Groves, Mo., the daughter of George Henry and Mary Ann Guymon Craig. She married Ralph Newell Gillmore in 1933 in Salem. He preceded her in death in 1995. A son, David Richard Gillmore, also preceded her in death.
    Mrs. Gillmore had worked as a practical nurse and had been a salesperson for Watkins and Shaklee, family home products, before becoming a homemaker.
She was a member of Rochester United Methodist Church.
    Survivors include two sons; Craig Hutchinson of Phoenix and Kenneth Gillmore of Corpus Christi, Texas; two daughters, Marilyn Moore of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Linda Sichlau of Rochester; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
    Services were Wednesday, Jan. 26 at Irvin Funeral Home Chapel in Odin. Burial was in Deadmond Cemetery in Marion County.

Obituary for Ira E. HENDEE
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 1
    Ira E. Hendee, 85, of Table Grove, died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000, at Astoria Health Care Center.
    He was born June 24, 1914, in Marietta, the son of Marion H. and Rachel (Imel) Hendee.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters, Harriet Johnson and Ruth White Hensley.
    Surviving are three nephews and three nieces.
    He was a livestock farmer.
    Services were Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Point Pleasant Cemetery in Marietta with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

   Obituary for Don J. SINNOCK
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Don J. Sinnock, 75, of Macomb, died Wednesday, Feb. 9 at his residence.
    He was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Quincy, the son of Milton and Virginia Koch Sinnock. He married Bettie Daniel Williams on Aug. 15, 1946, in Rushville. She survives.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Rosemary Sue (husband, Dean) Paisley of Chatham and Donna J. (husband, Michael) Ingles of Pontiaç; one son, Marc (wife, Katharine) Sinnock of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; one sister, Pat (husband, Don) Daniel of Ashland; and one brother, Robert of Havana.
    He owned his own contracting business in Rushville and developed the Parkview Acres subdivision. Later, he was on the staff at the physical plant at Western Illinois University.
    He was a W.W. II veteran and served in the 26th Yankee Division which landed on Utah Beach in Normandy with General Patton’s third army in August 1944.  He served in northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe and received a Bronze Star for valor and four Bronze Battle Stars. He also served in the National Guard’s 44th Division as 1st Sgt. in Beardstown. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW
    Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 12 at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Mary Roberts officiating and burial with military rites in the Rushville City Cemetery
    Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital’s Hospice Program, 525 E. Grant, Macomb, IL 61455.

   Obituary for Charles M. GILLETTE
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 3
    Charles M. Gillette, 91, of Canton died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Born June 6, 1908, in Schuyler County to Frank Everett and Lelia Lenore Eaton Gillette, he married Esther “Gladys” Eaton on June 16, 1939, in Springfield, Mo. She died Aug. 2, 1993.
    He was also preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
    Surviving are one son, C. Fred (and Tonya) of Canton; two daughters, Mrs. Carroll (Mary Ellen) Noland of Littleton and Mrs. Larry (Alice) Steck of Frankfort; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eloise Melvin of Rushville and Ellen Fitzjarrald of Canton.
    He worked in the planning and research department at International Harvester Co., retiring in 1966.
    He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton. He also was a member of Walley Byam Airstream Caravan Club.
    Services were Thursday, Feb. 10 at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. The Rev. Tim Ferrill officiated. Burial was in the Gillette Cemetery in Schuyler
    Memorials may be made to the Gillette Cemetery Care Fund.

   Obituary for Norman L. ROYER
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 3
    Norman L. Royer, 85, of Macomb, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Rosewood Nursing Home in Galesburg.
    He was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Camden, the son of Clarence G. and Ruth Thurman Royer. He married Gartha Baum on Aug. 22, 1938, in Virginia. She died Jan. 15, 1999.
    He is survived by three sons, Lyle Royer of Gamaliel, Ark. and Harold Royer of Moline; two daughters, Mary Duncan of Spokane, Wash., and Betty Behymer of Altona; 12 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by one sister, Velva Shanks.
    He was a past member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and was a member of the Table Grove Community Church and was a driver for MAC Ford for 16 years.
    Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 14 at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Charles Hughes officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.
    Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

   Obituary for Harold M. SECKMAN
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 4
    Harold M. Seckman, 86, of Mt. Sterling died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
    He was born June 2, 1913, in Brown County, the son of Clyde Alvin and Tracey Butler Seckman. He married Ruth Kathleen Thomas on Nov. 1, 1940, in Mt. Sterling. She survives.
    He was a farmer. He attended Ripley School, McKee School, White Oak School and the Mt. Sterling High School. He was a member of the Mt. Sterling First Christian Church, where he had served as an elder for several years. He was also a member of the Brown County Farm Bureau and served as an election judge in Buckhorn Township for many years.
    Other survivors include three children, Robert Wayne Seckman of Lake Mary Fla., Lloyd Lee Seckman of Chapmanville, W.V. and Mary Caroline Armstrong of Mt. Sterling; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one nephew, Dauris “Jerry” Lozelle Sechman of Rushville.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Harold Edward Seckman, five brothers, Dauris, Clifford, Cecil, Merle and Lloyd Seckman of Rushville, and one sister in infancy.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at the Mt. Sterling First Christian Church.  Burial will be in the Hersman Cemetery near Mt. Sterling. Friends may call one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.

   Obituary for Emma K. IOERGER
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 4
    Emma K. Ioerger, 79, of Minonk, died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at her residence in Lake Wales, Fla.
    Funeral services were Saturday, Feb. 12, 2000, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Minonk, with the Rev. Daniel Gansch-Boythe officiating. Burial was in Baughman Cemetery in rural Minonk. Folkers-Froelich Memorial Home in Minonk was in charge of services.
    Memorials may be directed to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Minonk, First Christian Church, Babson Park, Fla., or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
    Mrs. Ioerger was born April 27, 1920, at Eureka, the daughter of Martin and Eva Bierhen Stromberger. She married Harold H. Ioerger on Aug. 18, 1946, in Minonk. He died Dec. 13, 1988. She is survived by one daughter, Elaine (husband Ralph) Marshall of Rockton; one son, Lowell (wife Janet) Ioerger of rural Minonk; two sisters, Margaret (husband Roy) Roper of Washington and Tiena LaSance of Lake Wales, Fla.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Five brothers and four sisters preceded Mrs. Ioerger in death.
    She was a member of St. Paul’s United Methodist Church of Christ in Minonk.

Death Notice for Amos SWAN
The Rushville Times, August 23, 1906
    Amos Swan, son of David Swan, and a former resident of this city, died at the Soldier's Home at Danville, Ill., some time ago, but news of his death was not received here until this week. Mr. Swan after leaving Rushville made his home in Camden for some time.

Death Notice for John SEWARD
The Rushville Times, September 13, 1906
    The remains of John Seward, a former resident of this place, was brought here from Jacksonville and interred in the Baders cemetery Monday.

Death of Charles CUSHMAN
The Rushville Times, September 23, 1906
Charles Cushman Of Macomb Killed At The Fair Grounds By Negro
    Charles Cushman, a special policeman on duty at the fair grounds at Macomb was shot and instantly killed on Wednesday night of last week by Wm. Dorsey, a negro gambler. The policeman raided a crap game on the grounds that was run by the negro and flourished his revolver to enforce his commands. The tent was full of negroes and the one in charge of the game resisted interference by the officer and drew his gun, an automatic weapon of the latest pattern. A battle at short range was the outcome and the policeman was shot thru the heart and died where he fell. There were probably eight shots or more fired, as the policeman's revolver showed four empty cartridges and the negro fired that number or more. After the shooting the negro left the fair grounds and hid in the corn, and altho the sheriff and city officers hunted for him that night he could not be found.
Captured Near Rushville
    Thursday at noon word was received in Rushville that an officer had been killed at Macomb by a negro and that the murderer was at liberty. That same day City Marshal Ingles had business in Littleton and started to drive to that village. When near the Applegate hill he passed a negro in the road, but at that time did not know the man was wanted. Farther along on the road he met Oscar Aulger and Jesse Hale, who had received news of the murder and had started out to capture the negro. Marshal Ingles joined them in the chase and they all turned back. By making inquiries they learned that the negro had inquired about the nearest railroad station, so they started east towards Ray. Marshal Ingles afterwards came back onto the Rushville-Littleton road near Moore's chapel and soon afterwards located the negro near Wheeler Moore's farm.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Julia Ann CORMAN ROBESON
The Rushville Times, December 22, 1937
Hold Last Rites Today For Mrs. Ross H. Robeson
    Mrs. Julia Ann Robeson, widow of Ross H. Robeson, and a liflong resident of Rushville township, died early Monday morning at her late home, ten miles northeast of Rushville, following the second stroke of paralysis, which she suffered on Friday. Her age was seventy-three years. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. DeWitt C. Ellinwood, will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First M.E. church in Rushville. Interment will be beside her husband in the family lot in Rushville cemetery.
    Julia Ann Corman, daughter of Samuell Wallace and Elizabeth Martin Corman, was born in Rushville township on the old Corman homestead farm, Oct. 25, 1864. It was there her childhood days were spent and she grew to young womanhood.
    On Dec. 31, 1890, she was united in marriage to Ross H. Robeson, a young man whom she had known from early childhood. Following this happy marriage their home was established on a farm in the immediate vicinity where they had always resided.
    To this union two sons were born, Elza and Miles Robeson, both of whom are residents of Rushville township.
    In early life Mrs. Robeson was converted and became affiliated with the Kinderhook M.E. church, South, a membership which she retained thruout the years of her useful life.
    She was a dutiful daughter, a kind and affectionate wife and mother, and a loyal and sympathetic neighbor and friend. Since the death of her husband, which occurred on Jan. 2, 1936, she has lived in close companionship with her two sons.
    Besides these sons, Elza and Miles Robeson, she is survived by four grand children, William, Thelma, Sarah and Harriet Robeson of Rushville; one sister, Mrs. William Nelson of Roseville; and three brothers, Dr. V. M. Corman of Pleasant View, Edward Corman of Littleton, and Frank C. Corman of Rushville. Her parents, three brothers and three sisters are deceased.

Obituary for Inez FULKS KIRK
The Rushville Times, December 29, 1937
Mrs. Robert Kirk, Macomb, Died Suddenly Monday
    Mrs. Robert Kirk of Macomb, well-known in Rushville where she resided for a number of years, her husband being engaged in the tailoring business, died suddenly Monday morning at 4 o'clock of a heart attack.
    The deceased before her marriage was Miss Inez Fulks, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulks of Beardstown. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by one son, Clifford Kirk, who resides in Chicago, and a sister, Miss Irma Fulks, of Beardstown. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at her late home.  Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery at Macomb.

Obituary for Truman L. CREAMER
The Rushville Times, December 22, 1937
T. L. Creamer Buried At Huntsville
    The funeral of Truman L. Creamer, aged thirty-six years, who died Sunday in a Hinsdale sanitarium following an automobile accident, was held Thursday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock in the Black funeral home at Golden and at 2:30 o'clock in the Huntsville church. Burial was in the Huntsville cemetery, with Rev. Frank Leonard of Monmouth in charge.
    Mr. Creamer was born February 17, 1901, at Huntsville.  He was employed by the C. B. & Q. railroad at Downers Grove. A funeral was held at Westmont Monday evening at 8 o'clock and the body arrived here Tuesday.
    He leaves his parents, Charles C. and Lydia E. Creamer, and a sister, Mrs. Ralph Croxton, all of Golden.

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

Tammie Orr Brown   Death Notice for Floyd RILEY
The Rushville Times, December 29, 1937
    Floyd Riley, aged twenty-three years, was fatally wounded Friday afternoon when shot in the right side of the chest while hunting on a farm near Winchester. He died Saturday morning in Our Saviour's hospital in Jacksonville. He and his brothers-in-law, Carl and John Saxer, had been cutting wood near Winchester. Riley, took a shotgun and cut across the fields while the others took the team and wagon around the road. In jumping across a ditch Riley stumbled and the gun was accidentally discharged, the full charge striking the young man in his chest.

Death Notice for James SCRIPPS
The Rushville Times, October 8, 1925
    News of the death of James Scripps, the twenty-three year old son of William Scripps of Detroit, Mich., was received by Rushville relatives last week. His death occurred on Friday, following an opperation for appendicitis. Funeral services were held at the home in Detroit on Monday.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Isabelle GREEN BOWLING
The Rushville Times, October 8, 1925
    The remains of Mrs. Isabelle Bowling, a former resident of this locality, who died last Thursday in a Galesburg hospital, following a surgical operation, arrived here Saturday noon, accompanied by her son, Frank Bowling, and daughters, Mrs. Roy Talley of Galesburg and Mrs. W. W. Ruck of Chicago.
    The funeral party proceeded at once to the city cemetery, where brief funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Muran and interment made in the family lot.
    Isabelle Green, a sister of Frank Green of Camden township, was born near Rushville, July 1st, 1873. She spent most of her life in Galesburg, where her efficiency as a practical nurse was widely recognized.
    She was first married to William Bowling, who died in 1893. In the year 1895 she was united in marriage to James Bowling, who preceded her in death four years ago. She is survived by four children--one son and three daughters--one brother and one sister.

Obituary for Henrietta HENDRIX WELTY
The Rushville Times, October 8, 1925
Mrs. William Welty Buried In Camden Sunday
    Funeral services for Mrs. William Welty, who died at the home in Camden on Friday, were held from the M.E. church in Camden on Sunday at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. M. Shields of Brooklyn, and the interment was in the King cemetery beside her husband.
    Henrietta Welty, daughter of William and Eliza Hendrix, was born in Stanford county, North Carolina, June 1st, 1843; departed this life September 25th, 1925; aged 82 years, 3 months and 25 days.
    She was united in marriage to William Welty of Schuyler county, June 2d, 1861. To this union was born six daughters, two of whom and the husband, who died Dec. 7, 1897, have preceded her to that better land.
    She was converted and gave her heart to God in her early womanhood and in later years united with the M.E. church at Camden.
    She leaves  to mourn her death four daughters: Mrs. Eliza Ewing, Mrs. Flora Stout of Augusta; Mrs. Lizzie Mason, Rushville; Mrs. Carrie Quinn of Camden; thirteen grand-children, one great-grand-child, one brother, Geo. N. Hendrix of Portland, Oregon, and a host of relatives and friends.

Obituary for John F. JONES
The Rushville Times, April 21, 1921
    John F. Jones, a resident of Schuyler county for the past twenty-one years, died Tuesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Adam Bauer in Oakland township, in his seventy-fifth year. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Geo. R. Snyder will be held at the Houston church this (Thursday) morning at 11 o'clock. Interment in the Houston cemetery.

Obituary for Mary LASHBROOK KIRBY
The Rushville Times, April 21, 1921
Death Of Mrs. Kirby
    Mrs. Mary Lashbrook-Kirby died April 8, at a Quincy hospital, where she had been a patient for the past two years.
    Mrs. Kirby was a sister of Samuel Lashbrook of this city, and was born in Indiana in 1840. In the year 1866 she was united in marriage to Mr. Kirby, and came with her husband to Schuyler county, where they continued to make their home until a few years ago, when they went to Quincy to reside at the Soldiers Home.
    Mr. Kirby preceded his wife in death five years ago, and she is survived by four sons.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Dr. Beadles, were held at the Soldiers Home, after which interment was made beside her husband in a near-by cemetery.
    Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Lashbrook of this city attended the funeral.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Lucille BRIGGS BURMOOD
The Rushville Times, April 28, 1921
    Mrs. Lucille Briggs Burmood, wife of Roy Burmood, died Saturday at the family home in Huntsville township, after a lingering illness from tuberculosis. Deceased was a daughter of Frank Briggs.

Obituary for William STAMBACH
The Rushville Times, April 28, 1921
    William Stambach, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stambach, and a former resident of Oakland township, died Sunday evening at his home in Astoria, in his sixty-seventh year.
    Mr. Stambach had been afflicted for several months past with cancer of the stomach, which was the immediate cause of his death.
    Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Clarence Gaddis of near Rushville, and three sons, Homer, John and Troy Stambach, all of whom reside in South Dakota.
    Funeral services were held from the late home in Asatoria on Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Astoria cemetery.

Tammie Orr Brown   Death of James BOLING
The Rushville Times, April 28, 1921
Brother Kills Brother
Sons Of "Bud" Boling, Former Schuyler Resident, Engage In Drunken Brawl
One Killed
    Two sons of "Bud" Boling, a former resident of Camden township, engaged in a drunken brawl at Farmington last Thursday in company with two other men.
    James Boling was killed, his brother Homer "Doc" Boling firing the shot that ended his life. "Doc" himself is in a critical condition at the Canton hospital from the beating he received from the other two men in the party.
    The coroner's jury brought in a verdict of accidental death as the testimoney brought out at the inquest tended to show "Doc" had aimed his revolver at either Dennis Dunnigan or Harry Langstaff.
    The two Boling brothers, Dennis Dunnigan and Harry Langstaff had driven from Farmington to Canton in an automobile Thursday afternoon, where they picked up Wm. Chance. On the way back to Farmington, James Boling was left at his home in Diamond Point in an intoxicated condition.
    The rest of the party went to Farmington, to a ball game.
    Here an arguement arose between Langstaff and "Doc" Boling, with the result the latter struck Langstaff and threatened him with a gun.
    This argument was settled satisfactorily, and on the way back to Farmington the party drove to the Boling home to get something to drink.
    Mrs. Boling said there was nothing in the house and the party stopped for a visit. Chance had taken the gun away from "Doc" Boling and concealed it in his shirt bosom.
    "Doc" Boling and Dunnigan got into an argument over the fight at the ball park, which aroused James Boling, who got up and protested against any trouble in his house.
    "Doc" had regained possession of the revolver. He fired several shots. The first went wild. The second struck his brother James in the stomach, causing a wound that resulted in his death yesterday.
    Dunnigan wrestled the gun away from Boling and tossed it into the road. The pair then fought in the yard, where Dunnigan struck "Doc" Boling twice.
    A physician hurriedly was summoned from Canton, but could do nothing toward saving Boling's life.
    "Doc" Boling went to Canton on a street car. He was found on the platform unconscious and hurried to the hospital. He is suffering from alcoholism and wounds received in the fights which have paralyzed his bladder. He also had many convulsions.

The Rushville Times, April 28, 1921
Death Of Mrs. Greuel
    Mrs. Gustav Greuel, a former resident of Oakland township, died Monday at her home in Macomb, after a lingering illness. Funeral services were conducted from her late home on Wednesday afternoon by Rev. J. E. Connor, pastor of the M. E. church. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.
    Anna Hohlencamp was born in Germany on May 6, 1851, and died April 25, 1921, at their home, 327 South McArthur street, Macomb. She came to this country at the age of 14 years. In 1877 she was married to Gustav Greuel, and to this union were born nine children, Emma, wife of R.L. Lancaster, Charles and Edward of Vermont, Louise of Denver, Colo., Anna at home, Clara, Mathersville, Ill., Augusta, Minneapolis, Minn., Ida, Miama, Ariz., and Bertha who preceded her to the better land two years ago.
    Besides the husband, children, and eight grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters survive.
    Deceased was a loving wife, a devoted mother and was endeared to all who knew her because of her unselfish and noble disposition.

Tammie Orr Brown   Obituary for Harvey ORR
The Rushville Times, February 13, 1929
Harvey Orr Died Saturday Of Pneumonia And Smallpox
    Harvey Orr, aged 25 years died Saturday evening at the home of Otis Lear on East Lafayette Street after a weeks illness from complication of smallpox and double pneumonia.
    Owing to the nature of the deceased public funeral services could not be held and a brief service was conducted at the city cemetery on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. Fred Wilson.
    Harvey Orr, son of D. L. and Lillie Lawler Orr, was born in Bainbridge township, February 8, 1904, and his entire life had been spent in the immediate vicinity of his birth. On December 19, 1928, he was united in marriage to Miss Goldie Riley, who with his parents and the following brothers and sisters survive to mourn the death of their loved one: John H.; Sarah M.; Thomas B.; Warnie A.; Laura K.; and Lillie M. Orr.

   Obituary for M. Evelyn HOKE
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 5
    M. Evelyn Hoke, 94, of Peoria, died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    She was born Aug. 24, 1905, in Astoria, the daughter of Samuel F. and Virginia (Onion) Hoke.
    She was preceded in death by one sister, Hazel Skiles, and one brother, Gilbert Hoke.
    Surviving are two nephews and two nieces.
    She was a member of Chapter BX PEO, 1st Methodist Church of Peoria, where she served as organist for 25 years, Equitable Veterans Legion, Amateur Musical Club of Peoria and American Business Women’s Association.
    She worked for Equitable Life Insurance Company from 1933 to 1970, retiring as head of the policy loan division.
    Services were Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with the Rev. Marian Stone officiating. Burial was in the Astoria Memorial Mausoleum.

   Obituary for Dorcas Jean ACKER NEW
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 5
    Dorcas Jean New, 73, of Champaign, formerly of Rushville, died Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at Cane Clinic in Champaign.
    She was born Aug. 29, 1926 in Rushville, the daughter of Earl and Mamie Armstrong Acker. She married Beverly A. New in Mt. Sterling.
    Mrs. New was a homemaker. She was a graduate of Rushville High School and a member of Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church in Springfield.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Beverly New, in November, 1981 and by her son, Dan New, in January 1981. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Acker, and a sister Margaret Spades.
    Surviving are one son, Steve (wife Karen) of Dallas, Texas, three grandchildren; four sisters, Nadine Cummings of Chicago, Alice Chipman of Jacksonville, Ellen Krasuski of Burlington, Iowa, and Norma Edwards of Rushville; two brothers, Larry Acker of Rushville and Victor Acker of Rushville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Private family funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at Oak Ridge Cemetery Mausoleum in Springfield. Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home of Springfield was in charge of services.
    Memorial contributions may be made to: Alzheimer’s Association, 6 Drawbridge Road, Springfield, IL 62704.

   Obituary for Elizabeth M. HESTER MORRIS
The Rushville Times, February 16, 2000, page 13, column 6
    Elizabeth M. Morris, 89, of Rushville, died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    She was born Nov. 17, 1910, in Huntsville Township in Schuyler County, the daughter of the late Thomas M. and Maude (Miller) Hester. She married John Russell Morris on April 25, 1935, in Paris, Ill., and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1981.
    Surviving are one son, Jon R. Morris (wife Sidney H.) of Fairfax, Virg.; one daughter, Sara Jane Carmody (husband Robert E.) of Haddonfield, N.J.; and tour grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frederick, Maurice and Thomas Hester; and one sister, Cyrene M. Hester.
    She received her master’s degree from Illinois State University in Normal and was a school teacher, teaching in Camden, Mt. Sterling, and Bloomington. She retired in 1976 as a reading specialist in Jacksonville. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, the United Methodist Women, the Illinois Reading Association, Illinois Retired Teachers Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery at Huntsville. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel.
    Memorials may be given to the Visiting Nurses Association of Central Illinois, Jacksonville Branch, 1521 West Walnut, Jacksonville, or to the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

   Obituary for Mary Belle ROBERTSON MUMMERT
The Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 5
    Mary Belle Mummert, 87, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    She was born June 17, 1912, in Plainfleld, N.J., the daughter of Robert D. and Carrie T. (Taylor) Robertson. She married DeVere Mummert June 13, 1930, in Glendale, Calif.
    She was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Leitch.
    Surviving are three sons, Robert (wife Loretta) Mummert of Astoria, Jon (wife Cindy) Mummert of Browning, and James (wife Marti) Mummert of Riverside, Calif.; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
    She was a member of Astoria Christian Church.
    She had been a secretary for a law firm in Springfield and an editor for a Springfield publishing company.
    Services will be held Friday, Feb. 11, 2000, at the Astoria Christian Church with Gary Sheets officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Burial will be in the Astoria Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Astoria Rescue Squad.

   Obituary for Buck LEWIS
The Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 4
    Buck Lewis, 75, of Beardstown, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2000 at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
    He was born May 16, 1924, in Virginia. the son of the late Richard Charles Lewis and the late Nellie Belle Embree Lewis. He married Dollie Gabbert in Palmyra, Mo., on March 15, 1943.
    He was preceded in death by a son, Thomas R. Lewis.
    He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sharon Lewis and Susan (husband Dave) Gerdes, both of Beardstown; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
    He served in the United States Army/Air Force during W.W. II. Lewis was self-employed for several years at the Lewis Disposal until his retirement in 1992. During retirement, he enjoyed listening to country music, visiting flea markets, boat riding, playing pool, playing and visiting with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Beardstown Moose and American Legion.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery with military honors being performed by the Beardstown VFW Post 1239. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   Obituary for Rachel I. GREEN HUMES
The Rushville Times, January 26, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Rachel I. Humes, 65, of Colchester, died Thesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at her residence.
    Born Jan. 1, 1935, in Camden to Ivan and Florence Hale Green, she married Zanel E. Humes on Sept. 1, 1951. in Macomb. He died April 16, 1996.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Kay Humes.
    Surviving are two sons, Greg (wife, Chris) of Tennessee, and Randy (wife, Terri) of Pinallas Park, Fla.; and two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pam) Wear and Mrs. Randy (Julie) Schoonover, both of Colchester; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Patsy Brawn and Peggy Brake, both of Colchester.
She worked at Denney’s Grocery for 33 years, retiring in 1995.
    Services were Friday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Mark Wolford officiated.  Burial was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.
    Memorials may be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad.

   Obituary for Donald F. WEISHAAR
The Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 1
    Donald F. Weishaar, 89, of Browning, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
    He was born March 26, 1910, in Browning, the son of Charles and Lula (Seymore) Weishaar. He married Zelma Fern Harris Nov. 16, 1929, in Beardstown.  She died Jan. 13, 1999.
    He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Homer and Frank, and one sister, Ila Winston.
    Surviving are two daughters, Elaine Stroop of Pekin and Elsie Gobel of Browning; one son, Jerry Weishaar of Browning, nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Beulah Trone of Pekin; and one brother, Charles Weishaar of Browning.
    He was a member of the Assembly of God Church and had been a minister in the Camden and Augusta areas for 30 years, and was a commercial fisherman for more than 70 years.
    Graveside services were Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at Browning Cemetery with Collis Trone officiating. The Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.

   Obituary for Hugh “Hezzy” G. PATTON
The Rushville Times, January 12, 2000, page 11, column 3
    Hugh “Hezzy” G. Patton, 71, of Littleton, died Saturday, Jan. 8, 2000, at his home.
    He was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Rushville, the son of the late Frank and Besie (Stambaugh) Patton. He first married Wanda Johnson on Dec. 23, 1949, in Rushville. She preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 1985. He later married June Knight Lambert on April 22, 1989, in Altona. She survives.
    Also surviving are two sons, Richard Patton (wife Pat) and Gilbert Patton all of Littleton; one daughter, Linda Sprinkle (husband Chris) of Philadelphia, Ill.; six step-sons, Allan Lambert (wife Marilyn) of Knoxville, Dale Lambert (wife Judy) of Dahinda Melvin Lambert (wife Doris) of Altona, Lyle Lambert (wife Dorothy) of Littleton, Rodney Lambert (wife Carol) of Gilson and Ronnie Lambert (wife Tracy) of Oneida; three step-daughters, Mary Jones (husband Gary) Carol Stegall (husband Larry) all of Altona, and Raylene Palm (husband Scott) of Galva; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; 22 step-grandchildren; 27 step-great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
    He was preceded in death by one son, Michael Patton, and two brothers, Albert and Fred David Patton.
    He served in the United States Air Force from Nov. 16, 1948, until Sept. 10, 1949. A farmer all of his life, he first worked for both Roy Miller and Tom Ackers in Rushville.  He later worked at the Allias-Chalblers dealership in Beardstown. In 1964 he began Hezzy’s Repair Service that he owned and operated, last working Dec. 31, 1999.
    He taught welding classes for Spoon River College in Rushville and Astoria and was given an honorary teaching certificate from the college. He was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church and served on the Littleton Village Board.
    Funeral services were Monday at the Littleton United Methodist Church in Littleton with Rev. Joe Tomich and Pastor Jason Thacker officiating. Burial was in the Littleton Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of services.
    Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the Schuyler County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

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