Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 12
Kathleen Stoneking Cooper Obituary for Ila L. YOUNG STONEKING PRICE
BUSHNELL - Ila L. Price, 84, of Bushnell died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. Born Nov 21, 1915, in Industry to Edward and Permelia Anna Standard Young, she married Bennie E. Stoneking. She later married Ray Price.
Surviving are one son, John (and Sandra) Stoneking of Iola, KS.; two daughters, Kathleen (and Gene) Cooper of Rantoul and Jackie Zook of Bushnell; two brothers, Gerald Young of Galva and Lyle Young Sr. of Bushnell; two sisters, Eileen Russell and Betty Adair, both of Macomb; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
She was a seamstress. She also worked for McGraw Edison in Macomb for 27 years before retiring.
She was past senior regent of Women of the Moose in Macomb and was past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Macomb.She was a member of the Macomb Bowling League for many years. She was of Methodist faith.
Services will be at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
NOTE: Ila was a grt-grandaughter of Elisabeth Jane Porter & John Young; and granddaughter of Margaret Ann Justus & James Porter Young.
Kathleen Stoneking Cooper Obituary for Minnie May ASHWOOD YOUNG
Minnie May Ashwood, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Ashwood, was born April 4th 1877, and died September 3, 1923, aged forty-six years and five months. She was the eldest in a family of four children. Her father and one sister, Hattie Montooth, have precede her in death. Her school days were spent in the public schools of Ray, ILL., near which place she lived until two years ago, when, when with her family moved to Rushville.
On the 8th of February 1898 she was united in marriage to Joseph Young. To this union was born one daughter, Leona.
When a young girl Minnie was converted and united with the Methodist church at Ray where she was a member at the time of her death. During her life she
manifested the desires of an earnest Christian. She loved the Methodist church and it's deepest spiritual and practical principles. She has long been a defender in a vigorous manner of the thorough going principles of righteousness long taught and held sacred by that church.
She was much concerned with religious subjects and very diligent in her Master's service. For years she was a teacher in the Sunday School and was a very regular attendant at the services of the church.
Mrs. Young has been in poor health for some time. About a year ago it became apparent that her trouble might be serious. From then on she became worse and
it was found that she was suffering disease the cause and cure of which has not been discovered. At times her suffering was intense and in our loss we can be comforted in knowing she is at least in rest. She was tenderly cared for by her husband and daughter and by her mother who left her home to be a tower of strength and comfort in the home of her daughter.
There remains to mourn the untimely death of this estimable woman, her loving husband, their only child, Leona, her mother, her brother Herschel Glenn Ashwood of near Adair, Ill., and her sister Mrs Nora Ritchey of near Rushville, besides many other sorrowing friends and relatives. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon Sept 5th , at the First M. E. Church, Rev. J. C. Brown officiating. Interment in the Rushville cemetery.
Obituary for Essie COVEY TOMLINSON
The Rushville Times, January 12, 2000, page 11, column 5
Essie Tomlinson, 102, of Rushville, died Fri-day, Jan. 7, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Born on July 24, 1897, in Cooperstown, the daughter of the late John and Clara (Smyers) Covey. She married Albert Cecil Tomlinson on Oct. 21, 1916, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Sept. 23, 1965.
Also preceding her in death were one son, Albert Tomlinson; two brothers, John, and her twin, Leslie; two sisters, Blanche Cole and Bess Taylor; two step-brothers, Charles Whited and Dan Whited; three half-sisters, Minnie Wainman, Helen Morrell and Ellen Roate.
She is survived by three sons, Russell (wife Lela) of Palmyra, Mo., Donald of San Diego, Calif., and Tommie (wife Phyllis) of Hutto, Texas; three daughters, Alice Hiles, Mary Paisley (husband Merle) and Lois Henninger (husband James) all of Rushville; 17 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and one daughter-in-law, Lorena Tomlinson of Rushville.
She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
Funeral services were Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Palm Cemetery west of Rushville.
Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Home Health or the charity of one’s choice.
Obituary for Pauline V. CROXTON TOLAND
The Rushville Times, January 12, 2000, page 11, column 3
Pauline V. Toland, 78, of Rushville died Thursday, Jan. 4, 2000, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
Born Aug. 1, 1921, in Rushville, to Murlen and Mary Virginia Phillips Croxton, she married Russel Toland on June 15, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Aug. 25, 1977.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Jack Dewayne Toland and George Allen Toland, and two brothers.
Surviving are one son, James (and Janeal) of Bailey, Colo.; three grandchildren; and eight sisters, Doris Rockwell of Quincy, Dora Miller, Helen Payne, Nancy Croxton, and Donna Boyd, all of Rushville, Alice Zaborac of Canton and Gloria (and Russell) Keller and Marylan Johnson, both of Macomb.
She worked as a clerk at Issac School Pharmacy in Phoenix and later cooked and baked at Moredale Restaurant and the Crow’s Food Restaurant, both in Bailey, Colo.
She was a volunteer for RSVP.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Services were Friday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Rick Colbert officiated. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or her Church.
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Juliett MORRISON MONTGOMERY SYLVESTER
The Rushville Times, February 21, 1889
Died, at her home in Rushville, Tuesday morning, Feb. 19th, 1889, Mrs. Juliett Sylvester, wife of Amos Sylvester, in her 80th year.
Miss Juliett Morrison was born in Adair county, Kentucky, August 10th, 1809; was married to Clayton Montgomery Dec. 13, 1827, and in 1833, with her husband and his father, mother, three brothers, and one sister, emigrated to Illinois and settled in Schuyler county, where she resided up to the death of her husband, which occurred Jan. 13, 1848, leaving her with a family of six children, the oldest being about 17 years old. Four of them are still living--three daughters and one son. Being sorely grieved by the death of her husband she decided to return to her old home in Kentucky, and in a covered wagon with her children made the toilsome journey the next fall after her husband's death, returning the following spring. July 17th 1851, she was united in marriage to Amos Sylvester, and to them was born one child, which lived but a short time.
Three years ago last October Mrs. Sylvester was stricken with paralysis, the whole right side being paralyzed, since which time she has been confined to her bed and a great sufferer. About four weeks ago she was taken sick with vomiting and pains in her stomach, and finally grew so bad that she could neither retain medicine or food, and gradually grew weaker until death came to her relief, after two weeks of the most intense suffering. She joined the M. E. Church when in her 19th year and remained a consistent member till death. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence, conducted by the Rev. O. T. Rogers, of the M. E. Church, South.
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Nathan Stamper MONTGOMERY
The Rushville Times, October 2, 1929
"A recurrence of a paralytic stroke brought death to N. S. Montgomery Saturday evening at 8 o'clock at his home on West Jefferson street.
A Civil War veteran and life-long resident of Rushville He had spent almost his entire life of 85 years in this city. For the past six or eight years illness had kept him closely confined to his home where he had the devoted attention of his daughter, Gertrude, who during the serious stages of his illness was assisted by another daughter, Mrs. R. M. McCreery.
Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Alexander McFerran, were held at the home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Of his six absent children, Mark H. of Buhl, Minn., was the only one who could come following his father's death, and he arrived at noon Tuesday, the interment in the Rushville cemetery not being made until after his arrival.
Nathan Stamper Montgomery, son of Clayton and Julia Montgomery, was born March 18, 1844, on a farm south of Rushville.When he was four years old his father died and for a time his mother resided in Fulton County, later returning to Rushville.
It was in this city he learned the printer's trade, taking a position in THE TIMES office in 1862. Later as a journeyman printer he worked in Camp Point and in the early seventies returned to Rushville and again took up his work in THE TIMES office.
In 1888 he was elected circuit clerk of Schuyler county on the Democratic ticket and was re-elected for a second term in 1892.
Following his retirement from county office he again worked as compositor in THE TIMES office, doing his last work at the case in 1914.
It was during the last year of the Civil War that Mr. Montgomery enlisted for service in what is known as a ninety-day regiment which was never called into action.
On June 22, 1866 he was joined in marriage to Mary Hampton, who preceded him in death 15 years ago. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery, all of whom survive, namely: Gertrude Alice; Clarence Burton, of International Falls, Minn.; William Hugh, of Sioux City, Iowa; Mrs. Beulah Nelson, of Ipava; Mrs. Frances McCreery, of Rushville; Mark Hampton, of Buhl, Minn.; Glen R., of Cleveland, Ohio, and Lieut. Lewis Clayton, of San Diego, Calif."
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Mary HAMPTON MONTGOMERY
The Rushville Times, August 27, 1914
MRS. MARY MONTGOMERY
"Mrs. Mary Montgomery, wife of N. S. Montgomery, was born near Rushville, March 26, 1848, and passed from life at her home in this city on Saturday, Aug. 22nd, at 6 p. m. Her fatal illness spanned a period of several weeks, and for some time before the end came it was realized that there was no hope of recovery, and for several days before her death she remained in a semi-conscious state, and the transition to the spirit world came as a child would go to sleep.
Mrs. Montgomery was a daughter of Thomas and Hannah Hampton, and was born east of Rushville, on the farm now owned by McWilliam Phillips. Her only
brother, William Hampton, died in Chicago, Feb. 1, 1887; Edwin Dyson, a half-brother, is the only surviving member of the family.
On June 21, 1866 she was united in marriage to N. S. Montgomery, and soon after their marriage they removed to Camp Point, and about four years later returned to Rushville, where they ever afterwards made their home.
To this union were born ten children, 8 of whom survive to mourn the loss of a devoted and loving mother. They are: Clarence B. and Mark Montgomery, of International Falls, Minn.; Glen R., of Cleveland, Ohio; William H., of Fairfield, Iowa; Louis, of St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. C. M. Nelson of Ipava; Mrs. R. M. McCreery and Miss Gertrude Montgomery of this city.
Thruout [sic] her life Mrs. Montgomery's every interest centered in her home, and it was there she experienced her keenest pleasures in caring for her children, eight of whom she was spared to see grown to manhood and womanhood, and they bestowed that filial affection which brings joy and contentment to a mother's heart and brightens the fleeting days.
Early in life Mrs. Montgomery became a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Rushville, and with the passing of that organization, never allied herself with any other church organization, but with an abiding faith in the future life continued in spiritual grace and found solace in her Master's teaching.
Her life was one devoted to the home and its surroundings, and in this sphere she exerted and influence for all that was good and noble, and her memory will long be cherished in the hearts of her husband and family of children.
On Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock Funeral services were held at the family residence on North Jackson street, conducted by Rev. James Hardin Smith. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Nelson and daughter Gladys, of Ipava, and Glen R. Montgomery, of Cleveland, Ohio were here to attend the funeral. Wm. H. Montgomery of Fairfield, Iowa, came last Friday, but was compelled to return home on Sunday."
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Gertrude MONTGOMERY
The Rushville Times, August 6, 1959
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MISS GERTRUDE MONTGOMERY
Miss Gertrude Montgomery, 92, who spent practically her whole life in Rushville, died Monday afternoon at the Hill nursing home in Rushville where she had resided for several months. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Worthington Funeral home with the Rev. LeRoy Cronkhite, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating and burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
A daughter of Nathan F. and Mary Hampton Montgomery, she was born in Camp Point May 31, 1867 and was the oldest of a family of eight children. When
a child she came with her family to Rushville where she attended the local schools. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Rushville and was a member of the choir for several years. For the past 30 years she made her home in Rushville with her sister, Mrs. Fannie McCreery.
Miss Montgomery is survived by a sister, Mrs. Fannie McCreery of Rushville, and two brothers, William Montgomery of Sioux City IA., and Mark Montgomery of Long Beach, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews. Another brother, Louis, preceded her in death by 19 days at Palo Alto, California.
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Clarence Burton MONTGOMERY
NOTE: Excerpts from Obit of former Schuyler Co. resident, Clarence Burton Montgomery. The original article is very long and includes much history of the newspaper business in International Falls, MN.
The Daily Journal, International Falls, Koochiching Co., MN, Saturday Evening, March 05, 1949
MONTGOMERY RITES ARE SET FOR MONDAY - border citizens will pay their final respects next Monday to C. B. Montgomery, 80, early-day newspaper publisher who in 1911 established the Daily Journal.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. in Holy Trinity Episcopal church with Rev. F. W. Sherman officiating. Interment is to be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Green mortuary chapel Sunday afternoon and evening, until noon Monday.
The pioneer publisher and printer died Friday afternoon at his home, after four years of failing health. He retired from the newspaper business in September, 1929, after selling The Journal and Weekly Press to its present owners.
Immediate survivors include his wife, the former Cora Herron, whom he married in Minneapolis Dec. 22, 1908; a daughter by a previous marriage, Mrs. Beulah Tell, Omaha, Nebr.; four brothers and two sisters. The brothers are William H., Sioux City, Ia.; Glen R., Cleveland, Ohio; Mark H., Long Beach, Calif.; and Major L. C. Montgomery, Palo Alto, Calif. The sisters are Mrs. Fannie McCreery and Miss Gertrude Montgomery both of Rushville, Ill.
Born at Rushville, Ill., Aug. 4, 1868, of parents who moved up from Kentucky, Mr. Montgomery learned the printing trade from his father and gained experience in a number of shops in that state. His first publishing experience came at Ft. Madison, Iowa, where he conducted the Daily Plain Dealer for 14 years before the turn of the century. During that same period he acquired an interest in a daily and weekly newspaper at Camden, Ark. He retained ownership in these properties for a number of years after coming to International Falls...
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Hannah WILSON DYSON HAMPTON
The Rushville Times, January 12, 1893
DUST TO DUST
Our aged and venerable mother, Mrs. Hannah Hampton, died at 7:30 A.M. Friday, Jan. 6, 1893. When she completed her 84th year in August last she was blessed with unusual vitality for one of her age, having enjoyed good health all her life. The machinery of life, however, began to relax its force and the holidays found her too weak to leave home. On Sunday previous to her death she was unable to leave her bed for the first time, gradually growing weaker until she closed her eyes in death.
Her maiden name was Wilson; she was born near Oldham, Lancashire, England, August 8, 1808; was married to James Dyson in 1828, remaining near the old homestead until 1841, when the family embarked in a sailing vessel for America, accompanied by several relatives and friends. After being on the ocean nine weeks they landed at New Orleans, reaching Rushville in the spring of 1841. A few months after arriving here our father died, the writer being the youngest of four boys left in the care of their mother. Three of them were present at the funeral, the eldest having died with yellow fever while a member of the army that invaded Mexico. As the wife of Thomas Hampton she was the mother of five children, only one of whom survives her - the daughter who cared for her during her illness.
The deceased was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church several years before that society disbanded, and while she formed no other church connection seldom failed to attend religious services on the Sabbath. A few days previous to her death she told her daughter she was ready to go to that home 'where there is rest for the weary.' Funeral services were held at the residence of her son-in-law, Nathan S. Montgomery, on Sunday at 2 P.M., conducted by Rev. Dr. Musgrove of the Methodist Episcopal church, in the presence of a large number of people who had known her all their life.
The Rushville Times, January 12, 1893
Thomas Wilson, of Virginia, Thomas Dyson of Chandlerville, and William Wilson of Pleasant Plains, came over last Saturday to attend the funeral of Mrs. Hannah Hampton - brother, son and nephew, respectively, of the deceased. They returned home Monday.
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Proctor P. NEWCOMB
The Rushville Times, September 24, 1914
RUSHVILLE PIONEER DEAD
Proctor P. Newcomb, who was born in Rushville, September 15, 1834 died at his home in Augusta on his 80th birthday. He was the second son of Proctor P. and Sarah Munson Newcomb. They both located in Augusta in 1864.
Susan K. Rezek Obituary for Esther SEELEY
The Rushville Times, October 9, 1929
FUNERAL HELD AT NORMAL FOR MISS ESTHER SEELEY
The funeral of Miss Esther Seeley took place at the home in Normal, Illinois October 3. Miss Seeley was born in Littleton and was the daughter of Dr. Lewis and Mrs. M. C. Seeley. She leaves her mother and 2 sisters, Helen and Ada at home. A large number of friends were at the Park Hill Cemetery where interment took place.
Obituary for Dorothy Josephine EHRHARDT URBAN
The Rushville Times, Feb. 2, 2000, page 13, column 4
Dorothy Josephine Urban, 92, of Rushville, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born June 3, 1907, in Kansas City, Mo., to the late Theodore and Josephine Bengston Ehrhardt. She married Joseph Urban June 14, 1924, in Cairo.
He died Aug. 12, 1993. Surviving are four sons, Ted (wife Scottie) of Lehigh, Fla., Bill (wife Mary Sue) of Falls of Rough, Ky., Bob (wife Barbara), of Florissant, Mo., Jim (wife Gail) of Moneta, Va.; four daughters, Mrs. Lea (Jo Ann) Robertson of Rushville, Mrs. Jim (Lillian) Joering of Westerville, Ohio, Dr. Seb (Helen) Pagano of West Frankfort, and Mrs. Goodman (Mary) Bradley of Taylor Ridge; 26 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one son, Carl; three grand-children; and one sister, Lillian Carroll.
She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church of Rushville, Catholic League of Women, Church Women United and Altar and Rosary Society. She was very active in church work. She also was active in the Cub and Boy Scouts in her younger years.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church with Father Robert Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Visitation and prayer service was held Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or St. Rose Catholic Church.
Obituary for Josephine D. STRAUB MURRAY
The Rushville Times, Feb. 9, 2000, page 13, column 6
Josephine D. Murray, 81, of Rushville, died Friday at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born Sept. 18, 1918, in LaSalle, the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia (Pinkala) Straub. She married James C. Murray on Feb. 26, 1972, in Ottawa. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, James Romano (wife Diane) of La Salle and Kevin L. Murray (wife Nancy) of Springfield; two daughters, Susan B. Seymore (husband Bill) of Macomb and Sharon K. Edwards (husband Martin) of Rushville; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
She was a homemaker and worked for Westclox in La Salle for 26 years, retiring in 1972. She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society.
A funeral mass was held Tuesday at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Robert Reynolds officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of services.
Memorials may be given to St. Rose Catholic Church or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
Obituary for Ila Mae BARTLOW TOLAND
The Rushville Times, Feb. 9, 2000, page 13, column 13
Ila Mae Toland, 78, of Huntsville, died Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, in her home.
She was born Nov. 10, 1921, in Huntsville Township, the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Tomlinson) Bartlow. She married Lloyd E. “Whitey” Toland on Oct. 11, 1941, in New London, Mo. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 1991.
She was a homemaker and a graduate of Augusta High School. She was an active member of Huntsville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women. She also served as church organist. She was a member of the Help Each Other Club.
She is survived by one son, Don Toland of Huntsville and two brothers, Albert Dale Bartlow of Augusta and Darwin Bartlow of Huntsville. She was preceded in death by a son, Gene Toland.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at Huntsville United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathleen Hughes and Rev. Jim Jenkins officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta was in charge of services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Huntsville United Methodist Church.
Obituary for Aubrey Dean SHAWGO
The Rushville Times, Feb. 2, 2000, page 13, column 3
Aubrey Dean Shawgo, 76, of Springfield, died Friday, Jan. 28, 2000, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 9, 1923, in Pleasant Township, Fulton County to the late Raymond and Millie May Malott Shawgo. He married Anita Lenover Hale July 4, 1959, in Hernando, Miss.
She survives, along with one stepson, George Hale of Riverton; four daughters, Linda Smothers of Springfield, Mrs. William (Sandra) Dragoo of Sherman, Karen Hale of Springfield, and Bonnie Jansen of Quincy; one sister, Mrs. Dayton (Marjorie) Grover of Memphis, Mo.; two brothers, Larry and Raymond, both of Galesburg; nine step-grandchildren; and two step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Phillip Shawgo.
A U.S. Army veteran of both W.W. II and the Korean Conflict, he was a member of the American Legion Post #32, in Spring-field. Aubrey worked 32 years for Associated Car Carriers of St. Lous, Mo., retiring in 1985.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery, where military services were conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post. #4.
Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Obituary for Father Richard E. TRUTTER
The Rushville Times, Feb. 9, 2000, page 13, column 5
Fr. Richard E. Trutter, O.P., 70, of Taylorville, died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.
He was born April 23, 1929, in Springfield, Ill., the son of Edward L. and Eda L. Bergschneider Trutter.
He is survived by one brother, Rev. Carl B. Trutter, O.P. - St. Martin de Porres Dominican Province, New Orleans, La.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Army Sergeant Edward H. Trutter, who was killed in World War II in Germany.
Rev. Trutter had been Catholic chaplain at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville since 1992.
In Springfield, he attended Blessed Sacrament Grade School, Cathedral Boys’ High School and Springfield Junior College. After attending Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa, he was received into the Dominican Novitiate, Winona, Minn., by the Dominican Master General Emmanuel Suarez in 1949 and he made profession as a Dominican friar on Sept. 30, 1950.
He studied philosophy (1950-53) at the Dominican House of Studies, River Forest, Ill., theology (1953-57) at the Aquinas Institute of Theology, Dubuque, Iowa, and was ordained a Catholic priest at St. Rose Priory, in Dubuque on May 25, 1967, by Archbishop Edward Hoban of Cleveland, Ohio. His first Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Church in Springfield.
After ordination, Father Trutter became associate pastor at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in River Forest, (1957-64, at St. Pius V. Church in Chicago (1964-65), at Nativity Church in Campti, La., (1956-66) and at St. Anthony of Padua Church in New Orleans, La. (1966-69). From 1969-71 he was pastor of St. Hyacinth Church in Amarillo, Texas. He served as campus minister at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (1972-74) and at three colleges in Colorado Springs, Colo (1974-77). He then was pastor of St. Rose Church in Rushville (1977-89).
After studying clinical pastoral education, he became chaplain at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield (1990-92) before moving to Taylorville in 1992.
Services for Father Trutter were held Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2000, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Fr. Carl B. Trutter, O.P and Fr. John Gerlach, O.P., officiated. Burial was in All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines. A final funeral service was held at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in River Forrest. Connolly-McClure Funeral Home in Taylorville was in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville or Dominican Society for Vocational Support, 1909 S. Ashland, Chicago, IL 60608-2994.
Obituary for Merle PAISLEY
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 1
Merle Paisley, 75, of Rushville, died Friday, March 3, 2000, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Sept. 21, 1924, in Woodstock Township, Schuyler County to the late Everett W. and Janey Downs Paisley.
He married Geraldine A. Butcher on Nov. 18, 1946, in Holton, Kan. She died Dec. 1, 1985. He then married Mary Tomlinson Vogler on Jan. 31, 1987, in Round Rock, Texas.
She survives, along with one daughter, Mrs. Dennis (Vicki) Harrison of Rushville; one son, Michael Paisley of Rushville; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Paisley and Florine Rebman.
He was a Navy veteran of W.W. II. He was a member and elder of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville and was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post #6; the National Automatic Merchandisers Association; American Music Operators Association; and Illinois Coin Operators Association. He also served as Schuyler County Republican Chairman for several years.
He worked for Strong Equipment Co., operated Paisley Music Service, the Redshaw Truck Service, Midwest Order Buyers, Olin Fertilizer and Chemical, farmed, was a school bus driver, and worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He also owned and operated M & M Vending in Macomb/Rushville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville with Rev. Alice Davenport officiating. Burial was in the Palm Cemetery west of Rushville, where military rites were conducted by the Schuyler American Legion Post #4. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the First Presbyterian Church or to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Obituary for Robert Lee ALBERS
The Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 6
Robert Lee Albers, 83, of Jacksonville died Monday, Feb. 14, 2000, at his home.
He was born May 18, 1916, near Bluffs, the son of Edward F. and Della Scars Moore Albers. His mother died at childbirth. His father then married Della Sears Moore, and she helped raise him. They also preceded him in death.
He married LaVerne Evans Oct. 30, 1943, in Winchester. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Robert Jeffrey Albers (wife, Nancy) of Rushville and Mark Evans Albers (Barbara) of Ellington, Mo.; one daughter, Jonna Herring (Sam) of Winchester; three grandsons, three granddaughters and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Robinson, and one brother, Harry E. Albers.
He was a farmer, active in the family farm south of Bluffs.
He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Scott County Farm Bureau, Bluffs American Legion and was a former commissioner of the Scott County Drainage and Levee District.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater with the 37th Division, 145th Infantry, Company F. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Funeral services for Mr. Albers were Feb. 17, 2000, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church with burial at Hillcrest Cemetery near Bluffs. Pastor Gary Schmidtke officiated. Cody and Son Memorial Home in Jacksonville was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Our Redeemer Mission Society.
Obituary for Dodd BRYANT
The Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 2
Dodd Bryant, 77, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Storm Lake United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Bell officiating. Burial was in the Buena Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors by Amvets Post No. 66. The Fratzke Funeral Home in Storm Lake was in charge of services. A memorial fund has been established.
Dodd Bryant was born Aug. 29, 1922, in Browning, Ill., the son of Verne and Bernice I. (Dodd) Bryant. He graduated from Rushville High School and attended the University of Illinois.
He left college just short of his degree to join the Merchant Marines, where he served as a ship’s purser during World War II.
On Nov. 24, 1951, he married Marilyn E. Cullivan at Bushnell, Ill. The couple moved to Storm Lake from Bushnell in 1966 and moved to Troy, Mich., in 1982. They returned to Storm Lake in 1985.
He was employed by Hy-Grade as a hog procurement manager and retired in 1982, after 40 years with the company.
He was an active member of the Storm Lake United Methodist Church and he was an avid golfer. He also belonged to the Elks Lodge, Amvets Post #66 and Jewel Masonic Lodge #309 all of Storm Lake. For many years Dodd helped organize the parade for the Storm Lake July 4 Star Spangled Spectacular.
His family includes his wife Marilyn of Storm Lake, his children, Dorna Hoft of Innver Grove Heights, Minn., Ruth Bryant (husband Dennis) Confer of Roseville, Minn., Liz Stough of Storm Lake and Steven Bryant (wife El Jean) of Buford, Ga.; a sister, Elaine Bader of Browning; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandson; and many extended family members.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Margie Bryant and Sarah Petersen; a son, Lt. Charles R. Bryant; two brothers, Gerald and Hunter Bryant; and a sister, Mary Webster.
Obituary for Leland “Butch” VONDISSEN
The Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 3
Leland “Butch” VonDissen, 88, of Rushville and Cooperstown, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his residence in Rushville.
He was born July 28, 1911, in Roseville, the son of John William and Ethel Maude Stabler VonDissen. He married Carroll Ione Logsdon on Oct. 7, 1932, in Mt. Sterling. She survives.
He first worked as a meat cutter for his father’s store in Roseville and then moved to Mt. Sterling where he also worked as a meat cutter for Givens Meat Market. Later, he worked in a supervisory position for Mickelberry Food Products and Bartlow Brothers, both in Rushville. He then worked at the Rushville IGA until retirement.
He attended Roseville schools and was a member of the Cooperstown Christian Church, where he had served as an elder, trustee and a Sunday School teacher. He was also a charter member of the former Sportsman’s Club.
Survivors include his wife, Carroll Ione VonDissen of Rushville; three daughters, Carrol Trone of Petersburg, Betty Lou Phillips of East Moline, and Marlene Spears (husband Tom) of Frederick; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000 in the Cooperstown Christian Church with Pastor Bill Towns officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery. Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of services.
Memorials are suggested to the Cooperstown Christian Church Missions Fund.
Obituary for Leslie J. DONALDSON
The Rushville Times, Feb 23, 2000, page 15, column 1
Leslie J. Donaldson, 82, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 16, 1917, in Knox County, the son of the late Timothy and Mae (Tharp) Donaldson. He married Virginia Mitchell on July 31, 1940, in Monticello, Mo., and she preceded him in death on March 2, 1994. He later married Gerry Kitch on Dec. 23, 1994, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Denny Donaldson (wife Dee) of Marion; two granddaughters; one brother, Robert Donaldson (wife Annis) of Beardstown; three sisters, Wilma Higgins and Dorothy Schnake, both of Beardstown, and Juanita Corrie of Littleton.
He was preceded in death by a grandson.
An Army Air Corps veteran of W.W II, he had worked on the CB & Q Railroad and operated the Dairy Bar in Rushville. He had farmed and owned Donaldson Gravel Company in Rushville.
He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville, Rushville Masonic Lodge A.F. & A.M. #9, Scottish Rite, Ansar Shrine, Schuyler County Shrine Club, Schuyler American Legion Post 4 and the Beardstown Elks Club.
Funeral services were Saturday at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville with Rev. Robert Belew officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Obituary for Marietta R. ROHN ACKMAN
The Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 4
Marietta R. Ackman, 74, of Rushville, died Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2000, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
She was born July 8, 1925, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Frank and Minnie Knous Rohn. She married Robert Ackman April 11, 1944, in Rushville. He died Jan. 1, 1998. She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Surviving are three sons, Don and Jon, both of Rushville, and Tom of Lincoln; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one sister, Clarine Fulks of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Don Rohn, James Rohn and Amos Rohn; and one sister, Olive Langeland.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4. She also was a member and past president of the Rushville Business and Professional Women’s Club and was named the Rushville Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary of the Year in 1984. She and her husband were active in the Rushville Little League and the Schuyler Athletic Association. She worked at Jerry’s Town and Country Furniture in Rushville from 1968 until retiring in 1990.
Funeral services were Saturday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
Obituary for Wilma B. DONALDSON HIGGINS
The Rushville Times, Feb. 23, 2000, page 15, column 5
Wilma B. Higgins, 88, of Beardstown, died Thursday evening. Feb. 17, 2000, at the Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
She was born July 16, 1911, in Schuyler County near Rushville, the daughter of Timothy W. and Iva Mae Tharp Donaldson. She married Frank P. Higgins on June 21, 1952, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1998.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Jim (Juanita) Corrie of Littleton and Mrs. Harold (Dorothy) Schnake of Beardstown; one brother, Robert W. Donaldson of Beardstown, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one brother, Leslie J. Donaldson.
Mrs. Higgins attended school in Rushville. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Roosevelt College of Chicago on Sept. 8, 1951, and received a master of arts degree in social work from the University of Illinois on June 15, 1957. From 1966 until 1978, she was employed by the Sangamon County Superintendent of Schools as a certified social worker in the school system. Mrs. Higgins was formerly a member of Christ the King Parish in Springfield and more recently was a member of the St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown.
A funeral mass for Wilma S. Higgins was held Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with Father Eugene Weitzel officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials have been suggested to the St. Alexius Catholic Church in Beardstown or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
Obituary for Ollie Mae DRINKWATER WILLIAMS
The Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 3
Ollie Mae Williams, 98, of Beardstown, died Thursday, Feb. 24, 2000, at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown.
Mrs. Williams was born on Sept. 18, 1901, in Hagener Township near Beardstown, the daughter of Henry Drinkwater and Mary Ann Bolijack-Drinkwater. She married Harry B. Williams in Cass County on June 20, 1921.
She was the last surviving child of 12 children. She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter, Rosemary Winner, one grandson; her parents, and her 11 siblings, Walter, Beuhla, Elsie, Lydia, Rachel, Lizzie, Charles, Sarah, Ed and Frankie
Mrs. Williams is survived by five grandchildren, Peggy (husband Elmer) Scheer, of Beardstown, Kay (husband Larry) Lawson of Springfield, Reta Winner of Anaheim, Calif., Cindy (husband Pete) Goshorn of Des Moines, Iowa, and Kevin Winner of San Antonio, Texas.
She attended several years of school with perfect attendance and near perfect grades. After the death of her husband, she did housekeeping for William DeSollar Sr., and the DeSollar Insurance Company for more than 47 years; and several other homes. She also worked at the Park House and Bowling Alley. She dedicated her life to hard work and to her family. Mrs. Williams did not fully retire until 1995.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial was at Virginia in the Walnut Ridge Cemetery.
The family has requested memorials be made to the Cass-Schuyler Hospice.
Obituary for Hildreth G. FEY WEBER
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 4
Hildreth G. Weber, 93, of Macomb, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
She was born Feb. 18, 1907, in Schuyler County, the daughter of William and Myrtle Cooper Fey. She was married to Clarence Maddock, Frank Worley and Virgil Weber, and all are deceased.
She is survived by two sons, Darrell (wife Enid) Maddock of Plymouth, Ind., and Richard (wife Katy) Worley of Gatesville, Texas; four granddaughters; nine great-grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Lewis of Ripley.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, E. Lucille Lewis and Mildred Hetrick.
She was a charter member of the Church of God Abrahamic Faith. She was an organist, pianist and teacher for more than 50 years, and was a member of Macomb Raritan Bridge Club for 50+ years. She was very active in YWCA and Senior Citizens and drove many years to get people to vote. She attended music college in Quincy. She was the organist at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home for over 45 years.
Funeral services were Monday at the Church of God Abrahamic Faith with Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial was in the Ripley Cemetery. Sargent Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services. Memorials may be made to Church of God Abrahamic Faith or McDonough District Hospital’s Hospice Program.
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for Albert Brown LAWLER
The Rushville Times, February 20, 1913
A. B. LAWLER
A. B. LAWLER, the last surviving member of the older generation of a family that has been prominent in Schuyler county from pioneer times, died at his home south of Rushville on Thursday of last week. Born in Schuyler in 1840, Mr. Lawler made his home in Bainbridge the greater part of the time since then, and was a man prominent in local and county affairs.
On Saturday morning at 11 o'clock funeral services were held at the family home, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson, and the interment was in the Lawler cemetery. The following obituary has been furnished the TIMES:
Albert Brown Lawler was born on a farm seven miles southeast of Rushville, June 10, 1840, and died at his late residence in Bainbridge township, two and one-half miles south of Rushville, Feb. 13, 1913, aged 72 years, 8 months and 3 days.
Among the scenes and hardships of early pioneer days he grew to manhood on the farm settled upon by his parents, James and Nancy Lawler, who immigrated from Fauquir county, Virginia, in 1835. He was the youngest and last survivor of a family of six children.
Deceased was well educated, having received his early training in the common schools of Schuyler county. He studied law for a time under the instruction of Judge Johnston, after which he attended Davis and Tipton's Commercial college in Peoria, from which he graduated. On his return in 1860 he again studied law with Judge Johnston, remaining with him about a year and a half. He finished his law reading with Mr. Morgan of Macomb, and was admitted to the bar in 1863.
In 1865 he went to Brownville, Neb., and there entered into a law partnership with E. W. Thomas, formerly of Charleston, S.C. He later returned to Schuyler county, and was married March 4, 1869, to Miss Josephine Lawler, who survives him, together with eight children--Hugh, Howard and Lizzie, at home; Eppa of Gooby, S.D.; Claude of Amarillo, Texas; Mrs. Myrtle Howell and Mrs. Eloise Grimwood of Rushville and Patrick of Menahga, Minn. Two children, Winifred and Clinton, died in infancy. All of his surviving children excepting Eppa were at his bedside at the time of his death. He also leaves twelve grandchildren, together with a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
Altho Mr. Lawler had not been very rugged for a number of years he had been enjoying fairly good health until the time when taken with the sudden illness a few days prior to his death. All that a loving wife, children, kind relatives and friends could do was done in vain.
Mr. Lawler was not affiliated with any church organization, but believed in God and thruout his life, by many deeds of kindness, testified to his belief in the teachings of Christ, and it can truthfully be said that his life on this earth has caused no one to suffer or feel the pinch of want. These and the many generous acts testify to the "Fatherhood of God" and the "Brotherhood of Man." Always believing in the existence of a soul and a life beyond the grave, he never expressed a fear of death, passing to that great beyond as peacefully and calmly as men do whose lives have been guided by the principles of right and justice to their fellowmen, and their love and respect for a supreme being.
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for Minnie KENNEDY LAWLER
The Rushville Times, February 14, 1957
Mrs. Minnie Lawler, 73, Dies Here Wednesday
Mrs. Minnie Lawler, 73, died at the Culbertson Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon and funeral services will be held Friday morning at 9 o'clock at St. Rose Catholic church with Rev. Fr. Van Raes of Bushnell officiating. Rosary will be recited at Voorhees funeral home tonight on (Thursday) at 7 o'clock.
Mrs. Lawler was born on Feb. 20, 1883, in Cass county, the daughter of Robert and Florence Kennedy. She was married to Patrick Lawler who survives with a daughter, Mrs. Florence Roberson of Houston, Tex., and two sons, James of Madera, Calif., and Vernon at home. Also surviving is a sister, Mrs. Ruth Brazell of Arenzville and a brother, Lawrence Kennedy of Mt. Lake, Wash. And seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Lawler was a teacher in Schuyler county schools for many years.
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for Robert Eppa LAWLER
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1973
ROBERT E. LAWLER
Robert Eppa LAWLER, the last member of an early pioneer family in Schuyler county, passed away about noon on May 19, 1973, at his home in Bainbridge township, near the place of his birth on January 18, 1880.
Robert was the youngest son of John Hugh Lawler, who came from Fauquier County, Virginia, in 1835, and Mary O'Connor Lawler, formerly of Lyons, France.
After graduating from Rushville Normal school in 1900, Robert taught school for two years. The remainder of his life was spent as a farmer seven miles southeast of Rushville.
From his marriage to Grace Almeda Hood, who passed away on January 12, 1956, eight children survive: Mary Lucille Milby, Jessie Almeda Willard, Kathryn Imogene Pepple, Helen Maurine Hyde, Robert Edward, David Woodrow, Grace Geraldine Kirk, and Richard Douglas. Preceding their father in death were an infant daughter, Violet Genevieve and John Hugh, the eldest child and son. Also surviving are many fond daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, May 23, at Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dan Duerksen officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for Elizabeth Virginia LAWLER
The Rushville Times, June 29, 1972
Rites Held Tuesday For Miss Elizabeth Lawler, 98
Miss Elizabeth Virginia Lawler, 98, of Rushville, died Saturday in Hills Convalescent home.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday in Roby Funeral chapel, the Rev. Wayne Sill officiating. Burial was in Lawler cemetery.
She was born in Bainbridge township, Schuyler county, Jan. 4, 1874, to Albert and Josephine Lawler.
She was the last of a family of 10. During the years of her life, "Lizzie", as she was affectionately known to her friends and relatives, served her family and community in many ways. She was a teacher for more than 20 years. She was helpful to any who needed her. "Lizzie" took care of her mother, brothers and sisters in their later years, and even though she never traveled far beyond her birthplace, her influence was far-reaching and she brightened the lives of all those she
She is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Harold Bonser of Rushville, other cousins, nieces and nephews
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for J. Thomas LAWLER
The Rushville Times, February 15, 1900
J. THOMAS LAWLER
J. Thomas Lawler, a prominent farmer of Woodstock township, died last Saturday morning at 9 o'clock after an illness of several weeks' duration. On Monday funeral services were held at his late residence, conducted by Rev. H. A. Hoffer, and the remains were interred in the Serrott cemetery.
Mr. Lawler was one of the early residents of this county, coming here with his parents in 1839. He was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, May 7, 1824. Of a family of fourteen children he was the last remaining son, all of whom were respected and honored citizens of this community. Three of his sisters survive him; Mrs. Amanda Scott, Mrs. Margaret Boice and Mrs. Elizabeth Zimmerman of Texas.
Soon after Mr. Lawler reached the age of manhood the Mexican war broke out and he went to the front as a private soldier. Returning from war he was married May 7, 1848, to Miss Sarah E. Pinkerton, and the union of love so solemnized was not broken until death called home to the world beyond. Eleven children were born to this union, nine of whom are still living.
Soon after he was married Mr. Lawler settled on the farm which he owned at the time of his death and resided there continuously. He was a thrifty, intelligent farmer and left his family well provided for.
Mr. Lawler had long been a member of the Methodist church, was a true to its teaching and died a firm believer in the faith.
Tammie Orr Brown Obituary for William H. ORR
The Rushville Times, August 3, 1967
WILLIAM H. ORR
William H. Orr was born January 25, 1903 at the family residence in Bainbridge township, Schuyler county, Illinois near where he lived all his life. He passed to his heavenly home on July 26, 1967, at Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville, Illinois at the age of 64 years, 6 months and 1 day. He was the only son of Sylvanus B. Orr and Leonora Rittenhouse Orr, both of whom have preceded him in death.
He received his early education in the Schuyler county schools. He was united in marriage to Hildreth Dean on June 26, 1926 at the Methodist parsonage in Rushville. Two children blessed this home, Marva Kay and William Dean. He is survived by his wife, Hildreth; one daughter, Marva Kay and her son, Duane Alan; one son William Dean; his wife Elizabeth and their son, Thomas William. He is also survived by two aunts.
Bill, as he was known to all, was engaged in farming in Bainbridge township all of his life. His prime interest in life was his family in whom he took great joy in serving. He was interested in all church and civic activities of the community and participated in many of them.
He was a member of the First Methodist church of Rushville, president of the Schuyler County Tuberculosis association and a member of the board of directors of the Rushville Farmers Elevator Co.
No finer eulogy can be said than here was a man whose deep concern and devotion to all who knew him remained first and foremost in his life.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist church with Rev. Ronald C. Colton officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
Obituary for Lewis COWDERY
The Rushville Times, January 9, 1913
Lewis Cowdery was born at the present home near Brooklyn, Ill., Feb. 8, 1846, and departed this life Dec. 20th, 1912; aged 66 years, 10 months and 12 days.
He was the youngest son of Roswell and Mercy Cowdery. Four brothers and two sisters preceded him to the better land.
He was united in marriage April 3d, 1972 , to Mary Meacham. To them were born four children. Lymen the eldest died at the age of two years, Homer dying in infancy. One daughter, Mrs. Sloan Horney, and one son, Arthur, are left with their mother to mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and a most affectionate father.
His love for little children was a marked charateristic, making him many friends among the little folks, besides the eight grand children to whom he was so dear.
He was a member of the Baptist church, living a true and upright christian life. He was widely known and loved by all who knew him; his kindly cheerful dispostion making many friends, for whom he always had a smile and cheerful word.
The loved ones who grieve today have the knowledge that their loss is his eternal gain, and to the broken heart there comes the Savior's words of comfort, "In my Father's house there are many mansions; if it were not so I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. I will come again and receive you unto myself that where I am there ye may be also."
Funeral services were held in the M. E. church in Huntsville on Sunday, Dec. 22d, conducted by Rev. H. R. Kasiske of Loraine, Ill. Interment in the Huntsville cemetery.
Death Notice for Vernie May JOHNSON
The Rushville Times, January 2, 1913
Miss Vernie May Johnson, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Johnson of Littleton, died Dec. 24th, aged 19 years, 11 months, and 26 days. Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Baptist church, by Rev. Dalton of Kinderhook, interment in Littleton cemetery.
Death Notice for M. M. CLEEK
The Rushville Times, January 9, 1913
M. M. Cleek, whom we spoke of as being critically ill, passed away at noon Monday. Funeral services Wednesday. Obituary next week.
Death Notice for Miss HOTT
The Rushville Times, January 9, 1913
Mrs. Wm. Gorsage received word Monday of the death of her cousin, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Hott, a former resident of this vicinity. Funeral services were held in Astoria Wednesday.
Death Notice for Mrs. Fanny NEFF
The Rushville Times, January 9, 1913
It was a severe shock to the community when the message was received announcing the death of Mrs. Fanny Neff of this place. She had not been well for several days and on Thursday of last week she was taken to the home of her daughter in Beardstown, where she passed away at 5 o'clock Monday morning. She has been a resident of this place for many years, and had won many friends who will greatly miss her. Obituary will be given later.
Obituary for Thomas E. REBMAN
The Rushville Times, February 23, 2000, page 15, column 5
Thomas E. Rebman, 75, of Rushville, died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2000, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
He was born June 24, 1924, in Rushville, to the late George and Caroline Bradbury Rebman. He married Wilma F. Farrar on April 18, 1943, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Feb. 25, 1986.
Surviving are two sisters, Harriet J. Enloe of Salem, Mo., and Mildred Irene Wilson of Havana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Farrar Rebman, and one daughter, Cheryl Marie Rebman; two brothers, George H. Rebman and James L. Rebman; two sisters, Zelma Aline Logan and Mary Jeanette Thompson.
A navy veteran of WW. II, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4 and was a life member of Beardstown V.F.W. Post No. 1239. He also was a member of the former Pleasant View Methodist Church. He worked for Bartlow Brothers, Inc. in Rushville for 22 1/2 years; was administrator of the Schuyler County Ambulance Service for four years; and worked for the C & IM Railroad for five years, retiring in 1986.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Stacy Tomich officiating. Burial was in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick, where military services were conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4.
Memorials may be given to the Messerer Cemetery.
Obituary for Charles Calvin HALL
The Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 2
Charles Calvin "Springer" Hall, 91, of Beardstown, died Thesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown.
He was born Jan.18, 1909, in Springfield, the son of Calvin Hall and Alice Marie McMann-Hall. He married Dorothy Allen in Beardstown on Aug.11, 1928. She preceded him in death.
He was also preceded in death by both parents, a son, Robert Allen Hall; a daughter, Marylin Charlene Hall; and two brothers, George Hall and Bill Hall.
He is survived by three sons, Dale E. (wife Conda) Hall of Easton, Larry Lee (wife Virginia) Hall of Bluff Springs, and Jerry Wayne (wife Shirley) Hall of Wascom, Texas; three daughters, JoAnn (husband Paul) Manuel, Mary Lou Lawson and Carolyn June (husband Kenny) Knous, all of Beardstown; one sister Freeda Mae Ruppel of Mounds, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He served the United States of America in the army. He was a self-employed painter in the Beardstown area until his retirement.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb.24, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in Beardstown. Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery.
The family has requested memorials to be made to the Cass-Schuyler Hospice.
Obituary for Vera P. PAISLEY COX
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 5
Vera P. Cox, 97, of Rushville, formerly of Mt. Sterling, died March 2, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born Aug. 25, 1902, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Fred and Emma Lewis Paisley. She married Roland F. Cox on Nov. 25, 1926 in Chicago. He died Aug. 20, 1976.
She was a school teacher, retiring in 1962. She was a member of Ripley Church of God and belonged to the Retired Teachers Organization in Schuyler and Brown counties. She taught grades 1-4 in Cooperstown, and first grade at North and South Elementary Schools in Mt. Sterling. She attended Brown County Elementary Schools and Rushville High School. She graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb.
She also was preceded in death by a brother, James L. Paisley, and a sister, Merle Vann.
She is survived by one son, John F. Cox of Prospect, Ky.; three grandsons; five great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were Saturday, March 4 at the Hufnagel-Graham Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Richard Young and Rev. Tom Schmitt officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Ripley Church of God or the American Cancer Society.
Obituary for Mary A. LALICKER GROFF
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 5
Mary A. Groff, 89, of Astoria, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born June 3, 1910, at Ipava, the daughter of Chancey and Annie (Forsythe) Lalicker. She married George C. Groff Dec. 24, 1929, in Peoria. He died Aug. 21, 1982.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Robert Dale, five brothers and one sister.
Surviving are one son, Phillips (wife Marilyn) Groff of Astoria; one daughter, Judy (husband Robert) Cleavinger of Astoria; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two half-brothers, Raymond (wife Ruby) Lalicker of Florida, Eugene (wife Nelda) Lalicker of Dunlap; two half-sisters, Margie (husband Gerald) Gerard of Cuba and Beverly Lalicker of East Peoria.
She was a member of Ipava Christian Church.
She was employed at Astoria Fiber Steel Plant, worked for Dr. Bernard Campbell D.V.M., and last worked for the Astoria Coin Wash, retiring in 1992.
Services were Tuesday, March 7, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Collis Trone officiated. Burial was in the Ipava Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Schuyler-Cass Hospice Association or the Astoria Rescue Squad.
Obituary for Dorothy E. ROSE SCHUMAN
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 6
Dorothy E. Schuman 89, of Astoria, died Saturday, March 4, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born Nov. 24, 1910, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, the daughter of Quinn and Mary Charlotte (Smith) Rose.
She married Miner M. Schuman Oct. 27, 1927, in Macomb. He died March 6, 1984.
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Nellie Schuman, two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Max (Betty) Danner of Astoria, and one sister, Nelda Schuman of Lodi, Calif.
She was a member of the Astoria Church of the Brethren, where she was active in the Clothes Closet Ministry and the Women’s Fellowship group. She was a homemaker.
Services were held Tuesday, March 7, at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Astoria Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Obituary for Robert L. ADKISON
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 3
Robert L. Adkison, 76, of East Peoria, died Sunday, Jan. 30, 2000, at his daughter’s home in Peoria Heights.
He was born Sept. 1, 1923, in Littleton to Melvin and Bertha Matheny Adkison.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Keith (wife Betty) of Marquette Heights and Douglas (wife Pat) of Germantown Hills; two daughters, Terry (husband Bob) Shepherd of Peoria Heights and Janet Robbearts of Camden, Tenn.; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister, Melvina (husband George) Cravens of Owensboro, Ky.; and several nieces and nephews.
He retired from Keystone Steel & Wire Co. in 1987 and also worked as a meat cutter for Kroger. He last worked for J & L 66 in East Peoria.
A World War II Army veteran, he served in the 38th Division, which was known as the Bataan Avengers. He was awarded the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of Creve Coeur Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1234.
Cremation has been accorded and memorial services were held at Glendale Memorial Gardens Chapel of Dreams. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co. in Peoria was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice.
Obituary for Viola Margaret GREENPLATE PRATHER
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 4
Viola Margaret Prather, 82, of Rushville, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at her residence.
She was born March 4, 1917, in Schuyler County, to the late Clayton and Elva Vaughn Greenplate.
She married Vern E. Prather June 4, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Aug. 17, 1965.
Surviving are two sons, Gary Prather and Jerry Prather, both of Rushville; one daughter, Deborah Howard of Rushville; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Annalee Shores of Avon, Mildred Steadman of Bryant, and Hilda Thompson and Wilda Rosenboom, both of Ferris.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Lloyd and Marvin Greenplate, and two sisters, Erma Harvey and Ada Hopping.
She was a seamstress, working out of her home.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 4, 2000, at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area.
Obituary for Cleo Beatrice CAMPBELL NORVELL
The Rushville Times, January 12, 2000, page 11, column 6
Cleo Beatrice Norvell, 92, of Paducah, Ky., formerly of Mt. Sterling, died Friday, Jan. 7, 2000, at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Born June 29, 1907, in Adams County to Thomas and Sarah Peddicord Campbell, she married H. H. “Bud” Norvell. He preceded her in death.
One grandchild, five sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are four sons, Richard of Galesburg, Robert of Calvert City, Ky., William (wife Laura) of Mt. Sterling and Steve (wife Janet) of Versailles; two daughters Maryana Huebschmann and Phyllis Lappin, both of Calvert City; one brother, Jared Campbell of Warsaw; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was assistant manager at the Sears Catalog Sales Center in Mt. Sterling for several years. She was a member of St. Pilus the Tenth Catholic Church in Calvert City.
Mass was Tuesday at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling. The Rev. Roger Simpson officiated. Hufnagel-Graham Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of services. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Obituary for Mylo S. GALE
The Rushville Times, February 23, 2000, page 15, column 1
Mylo S. Gale, 91, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 19, 2000, at Astoria Healthcare Center.
He was born Nov. 19, 1908, in Browning, the son of Henry and Gertrude (Stockwell) Gale.
He married Wanda L. Prather Sept. 9, 1929 in Keokuk, Iowa. She died April 20, 1999.
Surviving are one son, Wilmer (wife Linda) Gale of Astoria; one daughter, Bette (husband Ghlee) Calhoun of Ipava; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Truman (wife Louise) Gale of Vermont.
He was a farmer and an employee of the Illinois Department of Transportation, retiring in 1970.
Funeral services were Monday, Feb. 21 at the Astoria Cemetery with Rev. Clifford Parry officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria was in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Obituary for Odell OWENS
The Rushville Times, February 23, 2000, page 15, column 2
Odell “Ollie” Owens, 76, of Garland, Texas, died Feb. 19, in Garland.
He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Camden Township in Schuyler County, the son of Gonnie and Mary Jones Owens.
He married Darline on May 6, 1945. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Danny O. (wife, Dianne) of Lenexa, Kans., and Todd M. (wife, Amy) of Garland; one sister, Darlene Caputo of Rushville; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was a navy pilot during World War II. He was employed by Farm King of Macomb for 34 years and served several years as manager. He was a member of the National Bowling League for 50 years. He attended two years of college at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
Funeral services for Mr. Owens were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2000, at Eastgate Funeral Chapel in Garland. Chaplain Grady Hinton officiated. Memorials may be made to: Darline Owens, 334 Nickens Rd., Garland, Texas, 75043.
Obituary for Dorothy R. BEDDOW MILLER
The Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 4
Dorothy R. Miller, 84, of Astoria, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
She was born July 80, 1915, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Lena (Roth) Beddow. She married Ralph C. Miller on March 28, 1940, in Chicago. He survives.
She was preceded in death by a son, John.
Also surviving are three grandsons; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Evelyn Dougherty, of Eureka.
She was an executive secretary at Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago for 15 years and at Montgomery Ward in Macomb for several years.
Services were Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Rev. Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded and burial of cremains will be at a later date at the Vermont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Baby Fold, 108 East Willow Street, Box 327, Normal, IL 61761-0327.
Obituary for Chester J. ILLMAN
The Rushville Times, March 1, 2000, page 11, column 1
Chester J. “Chet” Illman, 60, of Rushville, died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2000, at his home.
He was born Aug. 1, 1939, in Macomb, the son of the late Chester O. and Lois V. (Bartlett) Illman.
Surviving are one son, Mitchel Lee Illman of Oceanside, Calif.; one daughter, Denise Carol Fleck of Chatham; two grandchildren; and his friend with whom he made his home, Virginia Leach.
He was a meat cutter for Rexroat Grocery in Rushville from 1958 until he retired in 1986. He later worked at the Video Vault in Rushville.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Burial will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery at a later date, following cremation.
Memorials may be given to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
Obituary for Pauline A. MYERS BRESSLER
The Rushville Times, March 8, 2000, page 15, column 3
Pauline A. Bressler, 73, of Astoria, died Thursday, March 2, 2000 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
She was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Pottstown, the daughter of Walter W. and Stella (Largent) Myers.
She married Dale E. Bressler, Sr., on March 25, 1952.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Survivors include three daughters, Pauline A. Skiles of Astoria, Carol A. DeLathouwer of Astoria and Judy A. Bressler of Astoria; two sons, Dale E. Bressler, Jr. of Astoria and Earl W. Bressler of Westmont; six grandchildren; and one sister, Caroline A. DeWester of Farmington.
She was a homemaker.
Services were Saturday, March 5, 2000, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria with Pastor Marian Stone officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Astoria Rescue Squad.
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