Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 13

   Obituary for Opal I. CURTIS MALCOMSON
The Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 4
    Opal I. Malcomson, 85, of Mt. Sterling, died Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2000, at her residence.
    She was born Jan. 80, 1915, in Ray, the daughter of Samuel Tracy and Lulu Mae Cook Curtis. She married Kenneth David “Greek” Malcomson on Aug. 19, 1933, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Dec. 1, 1989.
    Mrs. Malcomson was a homemaker. She graduated from Ray High School in 1933. She attended Pleasant View Methodist Church. Mrs. Malcomson was a charter member of the Rolling Greens Golf Club in Mt. Sterling and a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge #506 in Rushville.
    Survivors include seven children, Maurice “Butch” Malcomson (wife Carolyn) of Mexico, Mo., Marion “Snook” Malcomson (wife Linda) of Camblesville, Ky., Kenneth Michael Malcomson (wife Pat) of Beardstown, Betty Lehne of Paris, Tenn., Rita Marie Phelps of Beardstown; Marjorie Hill of Versailles, and Sandra Dunmire (husband Loren) of Arenzville; one brother, Edwin Curtis; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and two nieces.
    She was preceded in death by two sons, William and Thomas; two daughters, Myrna Joan Mahe and Ivena Mae Malcomson; and two grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 5, 2000, in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Kevin Sheese officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
    Memorials are suggested to the Brown County Ambulance Service or the charity of the donor’s choice.

Obituary for Cyrus HORNEY
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1914
    Cyrus Horney was born in Guilford county, North Carolina, Sept. 30, 1825, and died at his home in Brooklyn, Ill., Oct. 24, 1914; aged 89 years and 24 days.
    Mr. Horney was, as far as known, the oldest resident of Schuyler, having resided in the county since 1829. At four years of age he came with his parents, Jonathan and Lydia Horney, from North Carolina by ox team to Illinois and settled in Buenavista township, this county. In 1830 they moved to Brooklyn township, where they resided during the winter of the "big snow." Early in 1831 his father settled on the northwest quarter of sec. 6, Littleton township.
    Mr. Horney lived with his father until he attained his majority, assisting on the farm and receiving his education in the primitive subscription schools of the vicinity. When only six years old his mother died, leaving him in the care of a father to face the trials and hardships of frontier life. After his marriage he located on a farm in Brooklyn township, which was mostly unimproved land. Deer, wolves and wild turkey were plentiful. In 1889 he purchased the present home in Brooklyn, where he has since resided.
    Mr. Horney was twice married. On March 28, 1846, he was united in marriage with Eliza Hayes, and to this union five children were born, namely: Leander, who died at the age of eight; William, who died when twenty-one years old; Jeffry, who died in Weldon, Iowa, July 28, 1911, age 61 years; John Franklin, who died in Russell, Kan., March 20, 1905, aged 53 years; and Ann Elizabeth, who died in infancy. The mother of this family departed this life July 24, 1854.
    On July 14, 1856, Mr. Horney was united in marriage with Miss Meriba Abercrombie. To this union four children were born, viz: Mrs. Clara Lantz of Brooklyn, Jonathan B. of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Mary Blanche Hartrick of Decatur, Ill., and Cyrus Sloan of Brooklyn.
    In 1906 Mr. and Mrs. Horney, with their children and friends celebrated their golden wedding. Mrs. Horney, the wife and mother, passed away April 28, 1913, in the golden sunset of a happy married life of fifty-seven years, leaving him alone in the old home until called to join the loved ones passed on a while before.
    In politics, Mr. Horney was a Republican and has been prominent and influential in local affairs. In his early married life he united with the Methodist Episcopal church, and has occupied official positions since in the local church. His life and thought, his time and money was given freely to the church. The home and church were inseperable in his life, and his devotion and service were constant to both.
    His home was known as the preachers' home, and on down thru his long life hundreds were entertained in the home. Among his last thoughts was the regret that the church he loved was now without a minister to shepherd the flock.
    The home of Mr. and Mrs. Horney was the place of refuge for the orphan, the weary, the homeless, and many a person has been helped and blessed by the kindly ministrations and influence of this home. The cares of the world never interfered with the largeness of his heart or hindered in improving every opportunity to do good.
    Being of a judicial turn of mind he stood for fairness and right, and nothing could swerve him from the path of truth and righteousness. As long as health permitted he was present at every service of the church and took some active part in them. While he was the preacher's friend he was especially the friend of man.
    He is the last of his father's family. He leaves besides the four children twentone grand-children and fifteen great-grand-children. Thus a long and useful life is ended.

Obituary for Sarah Margaret HAFFNER ROBESON
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1914
    Sarah Margaret Haffner, daughter of Daniel and Diana Haffner, was born near Staunton, Va., Dec. 16th, 1843, and died in Rushville, Ill., Friday afternoon, Oct. 23d, at 2 o'clock. Her death came as a sad shock to her many friends, as few knew of the serious illness which developed, only a few days before her death, into heart trouble, and all that constant care and loving attention could do were unavailing.
    She was one of a family of seven children, five of whom are living, namely, J. B. Haffner of Hall Summit, Kan.; Mrs. Mary C. Powell of Missal, Ill.; Mrs. Wm. Huff of New Sharon, Iowa; Wm. F. Haffner of Astoria, Ill.; and J. A. Haffner of Fowler, Cal. A brother, Henry Haffner, died April 4, 1911.
    She came to this state with her father's family in 1855, crossing the country in a prairie schooner, and was one of the early settlers of Fulton county, locating on a farm one mile south of Astoria, which has ever since been known as the Haffner homestead.
    Early in life she was converted and joined the United Brethren church, and has ever been faithful to the church of her choice.
    On April 17th, 1862, she was united in marriage to Delno G. Robeson, who in his declining years is left to mourn and miss the loving and faithful companionship of one who for more than half a century has been the sunshine of the home. To this union was born seven children--B. H., Ross, Harry and Mrs. Baxter Brown of Rushville, and D. W. Robeson of Columbus, Kan. A daughter, Mrs. Jacob Crone, preceded her mother to the better land on March 3d, 1896.
    There are also fourteen grand-children and four great-grand-children left to mourn the loss of the dear one who has ever been a counselor and guide.
    Of a kindly, sympathetic nature and unselfish spirit, she always had a willing hand to aid in whatever way she could all who needed her help. Even in her last hour thinking and planning for the comfort of others. Not only the sorrowing family but many friends will miss the ever ready wise counsel and smile of encouragement with which she helped us on our way. In her memory, as we meet around her casket where rests her body ready for the grave, there to await a promised glorious resurrection, as we separate let us not forget her kind, busy life and thank God that we were blest with such a wife, mother, sister and friend.
    Funeral services were held from the family residence on Sunday at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson. Interment was in the Rushville cemetery.

Obituary for Mary Frances SCOUTEN DOPP
The Rushville Times, November 5, 1914
Death of Aged Lady.
    Mrs. Mary Frances Dopp, the aged mother of Mrs. Geo. B. Gebhart, passed away Monday noon at her home in this city after an illness of one week.
    Mary Frances, daughter of Charles and Sarah Scouten, was born near Pittsfield, Ill., in the year 1836. She was united in marriage to Jesse Richards in 1852. To this union were born two children--Algerena who died in infancy, and J. A. Richards, who resides at Baxter Springs, Kan. She was bereft of her husband, and a few years later was united in marriage to John Franklin Daggett, whose death occurred in 1874. To this union were born six children--Albert, John, Jacob, Mrs. G. B. Gebhart, Laura and George, the two latter having preceded their mother in death.
    She was married to David Dopp, and they resided in Brown county until his death, which occurred in 1887. Since the death of her husband she has resided with her son John, with the exception of a few years spent with her daughter, Mrs. George Gebhart, in this city.
    She united with the Baptist church in early girlhood, but a few years ago united with the Christian church of this city, where she has always taken an active interest and lived a true christian life, and has been a loyal friend and kind loving mother.
    Besides the children she leaves to mourn their loss thirteen grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Christian church, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson. The remains were taken to Galesburg for interment.

Obituary for Anna May MORRIS
The Rushville Times, February 21, 1934
    Anna May, daughter of Boyd R. and Grace Morris, of Rushville, was born July 13, 1932, and after a brief illness of bronchial pneumonia departed this life February 14, 1934, being one year, seven months and one day of age.
    Because of her cheerful, sunny disposition and calm duteous character, her life was a constant source of joy and inspiration to her parents and all who had the privilege of knowing her.
    Besides her parents she leaves to mourn her passing, one brother, Boyd Edward, one infant sister, Helen Geneva, four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis Freteug, of Rushville, and Mr. and Mrs. Abe Morris, of Ripley, and many other relatives and friends.
    Funeral services were held February 16 at 2 p.m. in the home by Rev. H. M. Cady, and interment was in the Herche cemetery.

Obituary for Elizabeth Annie BARTLETT PHILLIPS
The Rushville Times, February 21, 1934
    Before the dawning of the morning of Monday, February 5th, Annie Phillips passed out of this life. She was a daughter of Daniel and Mary Bartlett. Elizabeth Annie Bartlett was born March 11, 1853, in Fulton county, Illinois, near Astoria.
    For more than eighty years the life of Annie Phillips has been spent in or near Buenavista township, where she was educated and grew to womanhood. In the year 1899 she was united in marriage to John Phillips, who preceded her in death in October, 1910.
    Mrs. Phillips became a Christian early in life and expressed her faith in a daily life which was characterized by a spirit of simplicity, friendliness and good-will for all.
    She was generous and sociable in character and loved the young people, who in turn loved her. This disposition won many friends to her who today express their deep sympathy and love, together with relatives, and the community for the loss they have sustained.
    A brother, Llewellyn Bartlett, of California, and a sister, Mrs. Ala Lincoln, of Bushnell, survive her, while two brothers, James and Daniel, and a sister, Nancy Lambert, have preceded her in death.
    Funeral services were conducted February 7th at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Zion church by Rev. H. M. Cady, and interment was in the Hughes cemetery.

Obituary for Baxter C. BROWN
The Rushville Times, February 21, 1934
Baxter C. Brown Met With Fatal Accident Thursday
    Baxter C. Brown, one of Schuyler county's most highly esteemed residents, died Saturday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at the Culbertson hospital from shock and loss of blood attending an accident suffered late Thursday afternoon, when his right arm was cut and mangled and town from the elbow socket while operating a corn shredder at his home, four miles northeast of Rushville.
    The accident was witnessed by Roy Heitz, who was assisting Mr. Brown shred fodder and he was directed just how to stop the operation of the machine, thus revelving backward the knives so that his mangled arm might be extricated from the machine.
    Apparently unmindful of the seriousness of the accident, and not realizing that his right hand was gone, Mr. Brown immediately after the accident entered his garage and climbed into his automobile in an effort to drive to the hospital to receive surgical attention. Within a short time Ralph Ewing came to his aid and he was brought to Rushville where he walked from the street to the hospital and was given first aid. Dr. Stabin, surgeon from Springfield, was called and the remaining portion of the magled arm cared for. Meantime it was realized by his physician, family and friends that his chances for recovery were slight, and death followed forty-eight hours later.
    Funeral Held Tuesday
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. M. A. Warren, assisted by Rev. H. M. Cady, were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Christian church in Rushville. Interment was made in the family lot in the Rushville cemetery.
    Mr. Brown had spent his entire life in Schuyler county, and for more than thirty years had resided in the Kinderhook neighborhood. He was extremely active in community affairs and was a director of LaMoine National Farm Loan Association and a member of the local appraisal committee on government farm loans.
    The closing of every life is a tradegy, and doubly so when the stricken one is at the full zenith of his usefulness, as was the case with Baxter C. Brown, whose untimely death occurred Saturday afternoon at Culbertson hospital, as the result of injuries sustained forty-eight hours previous at his country home northeast of Rushville.
    With the passing from earthly life of Baxter Brown, a gloom prevails over the entire community where his had been a life of achievement, and a never-ending sorrow, an irreparable loss is suffered by his wife; his brother, J. E. Brown, and his sister, Mrs. Carrie Aten, and other members of his family.
    Baxter C. Brown, youngest son of John L. and Virginia Baxter-Brown, was born on the Brown homestead farm near Ray, July 17, 1881, where as a lad he was earnest and studious. He attended the public schools at Ray where he completed the prescribed course of education that qualified him for teaching school, which vocation he followed for a time.
    On Sept. 17, 1902, he was joined in marriage to Miss Clelia Robeson, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delano Robeson, of Rushville township. Following their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Brown established their home on a farm, and thruout the intervening period of thirty-two years, theirs has been a life marked by true devotion and unalloyed happiness, and it was their greatest pleasure to welcome friends to their beautiful country home, which had been so carefully planned, and where genuine hospitality was ever manifest.
    Mr. Brown was a successful farmer in every detail. He loved the farm, and everything pertaining thereto and the accomplishments of his life work have been marked with success.
    Mr. Brown was reared in a Christian home, where from earliest childhood, principles of thrift, integrity and love for his fellowmen were instilled in his character and they were to predominate thruout the years of his well spent life. Being a Christian man of bright intellect and noble purpose, his high sense of honor and consideration for others won the admiration of his business associates. He was chosen to fill many positions of trust and responsibility, for his judgment was unerring in all lines of business. He was ever loyal to his own convictions, and never "sold the truth to serve the hour."
    In the community in which the entire life of Baxter Brown was spent, none knew him but to honor him, and his thoughtfulness and solicitude for the welfare of his neighbors and friends were ever in evidence and memories of his many charitable deeds will ever be cherished by his neighbors and friends, all of whom today join with the sorrow stricken family in mourning the untimely death of their loved one.
    Besides his grief stricken wife, Mr. Brown is survived by an only brother, J. E. Brown, of Ray; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Aten, of Rochester, Minn.; and the following nieces and nephews: Miss Lola Aten, of Rochester, Minn.; Mrs. Henry Burnside, of Ray; Paul Brown, of Ray; Loren Aten, of Lincoln, and Haney Brown, of LaPorte, Indiana.

Obituary for Julius SHIELDS
The Rushville Times, February 21, 1934
Julius Shields Died At County Home Monday
    Julius Shields, aged eighty-four years, a resident of this locality for many years, died Monday noon at the County Home where he had resided of late. His death was due to paralysis.
    Funeral services will be held from the Gordon Funeral Home on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Geo. M. Wilson officiating. Interment will be made in a cemetery near Rushville.
    Mr. Shields is survived by the following children: Warren Shields, of Galva; Mrs. Wenona Carter and Mrs. Ethel Rosenburg, of Galesburg.

   Obituary for Willard E. VAUGHN
The Rushville Times, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 5
    Willard E. Vaughn, 76, of Morris, died Monday, March 20, 2000, at his home.
    He was born April 5, 1923, in Camden, the son of Melvin and Hazel Anderson Vaughn. He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1941. He served in the U.S. Air Force in World War II as B-24 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater of Operations and also served in the Air Force flying B-36s during the Korean Conflict, retiring from the Air Force Reserves with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in 1983.
    He married Irilla M. Jones on Oct. 7, 1944, at Blytheville Air Force Base in Blytheville, Ark. She survives.
    He was employed with Alexander Lumber Co. in Pleasant Plains and Oneida, and in 1965, with his wife and family, moved to Morris when he transferred to the lumber yard at Joliet. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Retired Methodist Men's Group, Morris Lions Club, Cedar Lodge 124 A.F. & A.M. and Bloomington Consistory, John Martin Steele Post 6049 V.F.W., Morris American Legion Post 294, and the Reserve Officer’s Association.
    Also surviving are two daughters, Nancy Jo (husband, Mike) Tripp of Davenport, Iowa, and Cynthia Knop of Coal City; one son, Steven (wife, Connie) Vaughn of Wales, Wisc.; nine grandchildren; two great grandsons; three sisters, Maxine (husband, Henry Sargent of Rushville, and Dorothy (husband, Robert) Small of Rockford, and Shirley (husband, Gene) Ralston of Rushville; two brothers, Keith (wife, Bonnie) Vaughn of Rushville, and Eldon (wife, Irene) Vaughn of Camden; one sister-in-law, Esther Abbott of Littleton; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Vivian Ruth, in infancy; and one brother, Sterling Vaughn.
    Funeral services will be Friday, March 24, 2000, at 10 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Morris with Rev. Tom Ostrander and Rev. Sandra Harbour officiating. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood. Friends may call Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd.  Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or Morris Lions Club. Military graveside services will be conducted by John Martin Steele Post 6049 V.F.W. and Morris American Legion Post 294. Masonic services will be conducted by Cedar Lodge 124 A.F. & A.M. at 8 p.m. Thursday.

   Obituary for Virginia Margaret ARTZ WILLIAMS MORENCY
The Rushville Times, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 2
    Virginia Margaret Williams Morency, 83, of Rushville, died Thursday, March 16, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    Born on Dec. 9, 1916, in Albia, Iowa, the daughter of the late Amos and Beulah (Adams) Artz, she first married Edward Clydell Williams on July 6, 1940, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1971. She later married Howard Morency on May 1, 1976, in Westmont.
    At the age of 13, she made a personal commitment to Christ and served Him for the rest of her life. She was a former member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance church in Westmont, where she was a Sunday School teacher and secretary, the club leader of AWANA, and participated in Prayer Partners. She also used her gift of hospitality to help others. She was a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.
    A homemaker, she enjoyed needlepoint, crochet, and traveling.
    Surviving are her husband, Howard, of Rushville; one son, Dr. Richard Dale Williams (wife Carol) of Pleasanton, Calif.; three daughters, Virdella Jean Urban (husband Glenn) of Edgar, Wisc., Judith Ann Smith (husband Dr. Charles) of Rushville, and Sandra Sue Beckley (husband Michael) of Deerfield, Fla; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Jean Swanson (husband Art) of Chicago.
    She was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Artz.
    Funeral services were held Sunday at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Kirkham and Pastor Rose Ross officiating. Interment services were Monday at the Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien.
    Memorials may be given to the Rushville Free Methodist Phone Tree Fund.

Obituary for Dena HORNEY
The Rushville Times, October 22, 1964
Miss Dena Horney, 72, Dies in Prairie City
    Miss Dena Horney, 72, who was principal of Grant school in Macomb when she retired several years ago, died in the Westfall Nursing Home in Prairie City at 10:50 p.m. Friday. She had been ill four years.
    Miss Horney had taught in Macomb schools from 1928 until her retirement about seven years ago. She became principal of Grant school in 1944. Prior to coming to Macomb she taught eight years at Doddsville in Schuyler county and for five years was principal of the grade school at Good Hope.
    Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Chapel. The Rev. and Mrs. William Hilling, both ministers of the Littleton Methodist church, officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
    Miss Horney was born Feb. 24, 1892 at Littleton to Samuel and Frances Raper Horney. She was graduated from Western Academy, obtained her B. E. degree Western College, completed a year of commercial work at Brown's Business college at Galesburg, and attended a summer term at Greeley, Colo. She had been a member of the Macomb BPW club and was a member of the Littleton Methodist church.
    She had reared a niece, Caroline Winters Lyons of Tacoma, Wash., from childhood. Surviving are three brothers, Clifford and Speed Horney of Littleton and Merle Horney of LaHarpe; one sister, Atha Taylor of Chicago, and a half-sister, Pearl Scott of Jasper, Mo. A sister, Mrs. Venna Winters, two half-brothers, Harland and Loren Fleming, and a brother, Clair, are deceased.

Obituary for Minnie YOUNG RITTENHOUSE
The Rushville Times, October 22, 1964
Rites Held Saturday for Mrs. Minnie Rittenhouse
    Mrs. Minnie Rittenhouse, 72, of Browning died Wednesday at Schmitt hospital in Beardstown following a lengthy illness.
    Funeral services, in charge of the Worthington Funeral Home were held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Browning Christian church. The Rev. Shirley officiated and burial was in Browning cemetery.
    She was born Feb. 1, 1892 in Schuyler county, the daughter of Charles and Nancy Vincent Young. She was married to Fred Rittenhouse, who survives.
    Also surviving are two sons, Ralp of Rushville and Ora of Adair; four daughters, Mrs. Mildred Bollinger and Mrs. Fairy Robertson of Browning, Mrs. Dorothy Bivens of Monmouth, and Freida Rittenhouse of Arlington, Va.; 16 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren.

Obituary for D. C. RADINGER
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1964
D. C. Radinger, 79, Dies In Beardstown Sunday
    D. C. Radinger, 79, of Mt. Sterling, retired farmer who lived in Brown county the past 55 years, died Sunday at Schmitt Memorial hospital where he had been a patient since October 21.
    Funeral services were Tuesday at the Christian church in Mt. Sterling, with the Rev. Manif officiating. Burial was in Mt. Sterling city cemetery.
    He was born in Schuyler county November 16, 1884, a son of Isaac and Josephine Bratton Radinger. He married Florence Keltz September 16, 1906 in Schuyler county. She preceded him in death.
    He is survived by two sons, Henry Radinger of Mt. Sterling and Herman Radinger of Rushville; a sister, Mrs. Henry Adkinson of Colorado; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Memorial Service for Al ZORNOW
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1964
Plan Memorial Services for Al Zornow Nov. 8
    Friends in Rushville have received word that special memorial services will be held for Al Zornow, husband of the former Marian Winters, who has been missing from a plane trip over the Cascade mountains in Washington since Sept. 16. He was returning to his home and family in Edmonds, Wash., at the time.
    The services are scheduled for 4 p.m. on November 8 at the St. Mathews Lutheran church, Five Corners, Edmonds, Washington. Mrs. Zornow has requested that there be no flowers, but if friends wish, they may send monies to her, which will be given either to the St. Lutheran Extension fund or the Navy Relief Fund. Her address is 829 Puget Way, Edmonds, Washington.
    Following the missing report on Zornow, who was a former resident of Rushville, extensive search parties covered the area where the plane was believed to have been lost. The search was both by air and on foot, but no trace of Zornow or his pilot has been found.

Obituary for Clelia M. ROBESON BROWN
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1964
Rites Held Here Monday For Mrs. Clelia Brown, 87
    Funeral services for Mrs. Clelia M. Brown, 87, of Rushville, who died Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at the Rushville Christian church with burial in Rushville cemetery. The Rev. Neil Sallee officiated.
    Mrs. Brown died Saturday at 6:42 p.m. in Culbertson hospital where she had been a patient over five years.
    She was born in Schuyler county January 17, 1877, to Delano and Sarah Hafner Robeson. She married Baxter C. Brown at Rushville Sept. 2, 1902. He died in 1934. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. One sister and four brothers are deceased. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Rushville Christian church.
    The Roby Funeral Chapel had charge of arrangements.

Death Notice for Nedra HAYWOOD EASTON
The Rushville Times, October 29, 1964
Receives Word on Death Of Great Niece Friday
    Mrs. Esther Aten received word Friday that her great niece, Mrs. Nedra Haywood Waston, 38, of Peoria died at a hospital there Friday morning. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Haywood of Peoria, former residents of Schuyler county. She leaves five children. The funeral services were Monday.

Obituary for Clarence Edwin DEMOSS
The Rushville Times, October 22, 1964
Edwin DeMoss Killed in Gun Mishap Saturday
    C. Edwin DeMoss, sexton of the Rushville cemetery for the past seven years, was found dead of an accidental gunshot wound Saturday evening in the cemetery. His body was found at 5:30 lying near the tool shed with a 12-gauge shotgun laying on the ground near the body.
    Discovery was by his son, Dennis. Testimony at the inquest which was conducted by Dr. V. M. Corman that evening stated that it appeared that Mr. DeMoss had tripped and fallen while carrying the gun and that it discharged and caused his death. Witnessess at the inquest were Dr. T. J. Ashcraft, Jacksonville, who was one of the first on the scene after the son had called for help, City Policeman Gus Olander and Allen Ashcraft.
    Members of the jury were Carl Way, foreman, Ray Greer, George Root, Robert Lang, Ed Logan and John Henninger.
    Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Roby Funeral Chapel with Rev. Marshall H. Ervin officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
    Clarence Edwin DeMoss was born in Rushville on May 26, 1901, the son of Dale Carter DeMoss and Racheal Elizabeth Resor DeMoss.
    He married Pearl Beatrice Lindsey on February 11, 1924. To this union were born five children: Mildred Marie, wife of Merle Terry of Brooklyn, Barbara Louise, wife of Jack Swigart of Galesburg, Ronald Eugene of Rushville, Edwin Mathew DeMoss of Charleston and Dennis Wayne at home.
    He spent all of his life in Schuyler county, attending school in Littleton and later working 23 years as a coal miner. He had been sexton of the Rushville cemetery for the past seven years.
    Surviving are two brothers, Milton and Shirley; three sisters, Mrs. Florence Hermann, Mrs. Anna Allen and Mrs. Pearl Scheuttler. Deceased is a brother, James W. DeMoss. Also surviving are his widow, two daughters, three sons and nine grandchildren--Judy, Sharon, Connie and Kathy McLaren, Danny and Marilyn Terry, and Mike, Mitch, and Melinda DeMoss.

   Obituary for John J. KENDRICK
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 1
    John J. “Harold” Kendrick, 74, of rural Mt. Sterling, died Tuesday, March 14, 2000, at his residence.
    He was born May 18, 1925, in Brown County; the son of John William and Elvira Fern Ferrill Kendrick. He married L. Arlene Anderson on Feb. 8, 1947, in Davenport, Iowa. She preceded him in death on May 18, 1984.
    He was a farmer. He had also worked for the Brown County Highway Department for several years and was a retired school bus driver for Brown County Community Unit School District #1, having served for more than 26 years. He attended Sunny Hill School in Brown County and was a member of the Hardin Lodge 44 A.F. & A.M. He was a life-time member of the National Farmers Organization and served on the A.B.S. Water Co-Op Board for more than 20 years where he had the distinction of being responsible for rural water in Brown County.
    Survivors include four children, Mrs. Kenneth (Lois) A. Haynes of Mt. Sterling, Allen (wife Deb) Kendrick of Timewell, Timothy K. (wife Linda) Kendrick of Timewell ,and Mrs. Clay (Sheryl) Mitchell of Rushville; two sisters, Clara Ingram of Mt. Sterling and Virginia Reische of Hersman; one brother, Charles Pfliger of Colchester; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Virgil E. Kendrick.
    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Burial was in the Mounds Cemetery near Timewell. A Masonic service was conducted Friday evening at the funeral home by the Hardin Lodge 44 A.F. and A.M.
    Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

   Obituary for Margaret R. BRADBURY LERCH
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 2
    Margaret R. Lerch, 91, of Rushville, died Friday, March 10, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
    She was born Oct. 29, 1908, in Rushville to the late Walter and Mary L. VanOrder Bradbury. She married Marion Lerch Oct. 16, 1930, in Virginia. He died Dec. 17, 1974.
    Surviving are two daughters, Betty Sheppard (husband Ron) of Rushville and Joan Stull (husband Steve) of Raritan; five sons, Robert Livingston (wife Brenda) of Ripley, Marion “Bert” Lerch (wife Karen) of Beardstown, William Carl Lerch (wife Donna) of Cuba, Don Lerch (wife Char) of Rushville, and Jack Lerch (wife Mary) of Rushville; two daughters-in-law, Shirley Livingston of Astoria, and Donna Lerch of Rushville; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by one daughter, Mary Margaret Lerch; two sons, Walter Livingston and Larry Joe Lerch; four sisters, Edith Mary Knowles, Grace Lorena Menely, Frances Emmaline Poole and Lorinda Caroline Rebman; four brothers, James Walter Bradbury, William Edward Bradbury, Robert Alfred Bradbury and Marshall H. VanOrder.
    She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville. She worked for Mickleberry Packing Co., Hills Nursing Home and at several Rushville area restaurants before retiring.
    Funeral services were held Monday, March 13 at the First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating.  Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. The Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of services.
    Memorials may be given to the First Southern Baptist Church of Rushville or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

   Obituary for Esta J. DANIELS
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 5
    Esta J. “Mike” Daniels, 78, of Mt. Sterling, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000, in the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
    He was born July 24, 1921, in Brooklyn, the son of Esta Melvin and Malinda N. Drake Daniels. He married Charlene Zimmerman on April 22, 1944, in Columbia, S.C.
    He was a mechanic and had served as the service manager for the Brown County Motor Company in Mt. Sterling for several years. He attended Augusta schools and graduated from Augusta High School. Daniels was a veteran of World War II, having served his country in the United States Army, and was a recipient of the Bronze Star. He was a member of the First Christian Church of Mt. Sterling, Mt. Sterling American Legion Post 374, Brown County V.F.W. Post 10299, and was a member and past master of the J. L. Anderson Lodge 318 A.F. & A.M. in Augusta. He was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
    Survivors include two children, Michael Daniels of Havana, and Cathy Daniels of Quincy; three sisters, Virginia Cashman of Canton, Lila Stephenson of St. Louis, Mo., and Eleanor Wright of Enterprise, Ala.; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, one brother, Ronald Daniels, and one sister, Colleen Smith.
    Cremation rites will be accorded and private family graveside services will be held at a later date in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorials are suggested to the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post 374 Veterans Memorial Fund.

   Obituary for Brenda D. RANSOM
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 4
    Brenda D. Ransom, 46, of Beardstown died Friday, March 10, 2000, at her residence.
    Ms. Ransom was born on March 12, 1953, in Beardstown, the daughter of Otis Raymond “Skeet” and Clara G. Swan-Ransom.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Candace Ransom-Knous.
    She is survived by a brother, Michael (wife Kathy) Ransom of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; four sisters, Melissa Ransom of Beardstown, Jennie (husband Terry) Shinall of Beardstown, Dee (husband Charlie) Coffey of Rushville, and Karen Cox of Ripley; four nieces; three nephews; five great-nephews; and two great-nieces.
    Ms. Ransom was a 1972 graduate of Beardstown High School and she attended Lincoln Land Community College with business as her course of study. She later became the coordinator of the Cass County Board Assistance Center (formerly known as JTPA). She was an active member in numerous organizations including Cass County Democratic Party, Emblem Club, and alderwoman and a precinct committee member for the city of Beardstown. She was a board member of Cass County Mental Health and Cass County Council of Aging.
    Funeral services were held Monday, March 13, at the St. Alexius Catholic Church of Beardstown. Burial was in the Beardstown City Cemetery. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

   Obituary for Edwin DeWayne SIX
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 4
    Edwin DeWayne “Rip” Six, 72, of Franklin, died March 5, 2000, at Prairie Village Health Care Center in Jacksonville.
    He was born Feb. 14, 1928, in rural Versailles, the son of Ira Eldon and Dollie Belle Ingram Six. He married Betty J. White Feb. 12, 1950, at Concord Methodist Church. She survives.
    He is also survived by two sons, Kevin Walter and Orlando Dean, both of Franklin; seven grandchildren and one brother, Robert Lee of Jacksonville.
    He was preceded in death by a brother, George, and a sister in infancy Laura Mae.
    He was a truck driver and worked construction for 30 years. He was a member of Teamsters Local 916 of Springfield and served on their board for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Franklin Masonic Lodge and Chambersburg Christian Church. He lived in Franklin from 1961-1983. During that time, he was a precinct committeeman and Vice President of the Democratic Central Committee. From 1983-1994 he lived in Chambersburg until moving back to Franklin.
    Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 8 at the Schaefer-Cody Funeral Home in Meredosia with burial at Versailles West Cemetery.

   Obituary for Gertrude Leona FRY CRISMAN
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 2
    Gertrude Leona Crisman, 88, of Beardstown, died Saturday, March 18, 2000, at Heritage Manor South.
    Mrs. Crisman was born on Jan. 9, 1912, in Ainsworth, Neb., the daughter of Lole “Lew” Lorenzo and Kandace Leanorah Davis-Fry. She was married to Calvin J. Crisman on Dec. 3, 1928, in Beardstown.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers Vernice Fry and Durwood Fry, sisters, Cecil Crisman, Fern Soule, Genaive “Gen” Youngblood, and Neta Crum-Cunningham, and a granddaughter.
    Mrs. Crisman is survived by two sons, Durward “Woody” Crisman of Bowling Green, Mo., and Kim (wife Mary) Crisman of Rushville, a daughter, Cleta “Cris” (husband Donald) Hixon of Springfield; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren: and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Mrs. Crisman traveled throughout the midwest in a covered wagon with her parents and siblings as a young girl.
    Funeral serviecs will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2000, at the Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home of Beardstown, with visitation held an hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in the Beardstown City Cemetery,
    The family has requested memorials be made to the Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

   Obituary for Jack Dale SAVAGE
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 3
    Jack Dale Savage, 43, of Blandinsville, a former Table Grove resident, died Wednesday, March 15, 2000, at his residence.
    He was born Dec. 5, 1956, in Canton, the son of Dale and Evelyn Bowhay Savage. They survive in Brownsville, Texas.
    He is also survived by five brothers, Mike (wife Debbie) Savage of Havana, Rick (wife Cris) Savage of Blandinsville, Bob (wife Nancy) Savage of Table Grove; Terry Savage of Rockville, Ind., and Kenny (wife Staci) Savage of Longview, Texas; two sisters, Kathie Savage of Table Grove, and Cris (husband David) Ramos of Brownsville, Texas; 18 nieces and nephews; and five great-nieces and nephews.
    He earned an associate degree from Illinois Central College in Peoria, and a bachelors degree from Western Illinois University. He has been disabled since 1978. He was formerly employed at Caterpillar.
    Funeral services were Monday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with Rev. James Comstock officiating and burial in Harris Cemetery in Table Grove.
    Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.

Obituary of Henry K. MARLOW
The Rushville Times, August 12, 1915
Death of Henry Marlow
    Henry K., son of Henson and Esther Marlow, was born in Schuyler county, July 2, 1837, died at his home at Sullivan, Ind., Aug. 6, 1915, age 78 years 1month and 4 days. More than sixty years of his long and useful life was spent in this county. In 1902 he moved to Indiana, where he spent the declining years of his life. He was known and loved by all for his charitable acts of love and kindness toward all. He always had a word of cheer for those who were in trouble or distress and was always ready to give a helping hand. He was converted and joined the M. E. church, South, when a young man and was leader of the Sunday school and classmeeting for several years.
    He seemed to know that the final call had come and his voice was hushed and the busy hand folded. His children and relatives are left to look up thru their grief knowing that God pities our human weakness and permits us by faith to lift the veil that separates us from the great beyond and see the beautiful vision of the loved one not asleep in the bosom of the earth, but gloriously awake in the divine presence of God who bids us ever to lean upon him.
    He was united in marriage to Susan K. Whiteman in 1856. To this union was born ten children, seven girls and three boys, of whom six preceded him to the better land. His first wife died in 1896 and he was united in marriage to Mrs. Julia Marlow of Sullivan, Indiana, who still survives him. He also leaves two brothers to mourn his loss--John W. Marlow and Levi S. Marlow of Schuyler county. He was also an honored member of Camden Lodge No. 648, A. F. & A. M.
    Funeral services were held on the lawn of Levi S. Marlow last Sunday at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. Humphrey. About sixty members of Camden and Brooklyn Masonic fraternity were present and took charge of the services at the grave in the Marlow cemetery.

Death Notice for Capt. Lyman Henry SCUDDER
The Rushville Times, August 26, 1915
    Capt. Lyman Henry Scudder, 86, of New Boston, died recently. He was a resident of Nauvoo in 1846 and was held prisoner by the Mormons for one day during the Mormon war. He was a captain in the 124th Ill. Vols. during the Civil War.

Obituary for Delano G. ROBESON
The Rushville Times, August 9, 1915
Death of Delano G. Robeson
    Delano G. Robeson, a well known and highly respected resident of Rushville, died on Friday of last week at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Baxter C. Brown of Rushville township. He had been a resident of this county for the past forty-five years, and had taken a prominent part in the community life and ever had the friendship and esteem of a large circle of friends. On Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock funeral services were held at the home of his son-in-law, Baxter C. Brown, Rev. Fred Wilson officiating.
    Delano G. Robeson was born in Danville, Knox county, Ohio, April 30, 1838. He was the son of Jacob W. Robeson and Louise (Giffon) Robeson. His paternal grandfather, Solomon Robeson, was a prominent man in his day in the affairs of the state of Maryland, where he lived. His maternal grandfather, Robert Giffon, was born in Scotland, and early in life came to America and located in Coshocton county, Ohio.
    Jacob W. Robeson, father of Delano G., moved to Astoria, Illinois, in 1856 and in that vicinity Delano lived until in 1870, when he moved with his family to Rushville township, where he purchased a farm which he continued to own and which he occupied the greater part of the time until death.
    The educational training of Mr. Robeson was principally obtained in the Jones Commercial College of St. Louis, Mo., where he graduated early in life, but his chosen occupation was that of agricultural and stock raising, in which his thrift, industry and common sense brought him a merited and enviable success in the community where he lived.
    He was married in Fulton county, Illinois, in 1862, to Sarah M. Haffner, who preceded him in death on October 23, 1814 [1914]. This union, covering more than fifty years of happy life, was surely one which the Master joined together. Out of this relationship, and as one of its legitimate fruits, developed the adorning features of Delano G. Robeson's life. Love for the home which his industry had secured, unfaltering devotion to the wife of his youth and to the children that blessed the union.
    Five children are left surviving: Harry H., Banning H., Daniel W., Ross H. and Celia M. Brown, wife of Baxter C. Brown; and a grandson, Dwight V. Crone, son of a deceased daughter, Louisa V. Crone.
    In the memory of these surviving children and in the memory of a myriad of loyal friends will be found the imperishable monument to the life that has passed away. Brass will corrode, solid granite will crumble with lapse of years, but in these loyal hearts his name will endure while life lasts.
    Altho Mr. Robeson's health had been failing for some years, the breaking down became apparent to his friends immediately upon the death of his wife in October last. In the quiet of the early morn on Friday, August 13th, 1915, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Baxter C. Brown, the silver thread was broken and the spirit of Delano G. Robeson winged its way from earth to heaven.

Obituary for Addison E. GRIFFITH
The Rushville Times, August 19, 1915
Schuylerite Dies in California
    Addison E. Griffith, former resident of Schuyler and brother of Mrs. Martha Prentiss of this city, died on his ranch near Wasco, Cal., Aug. 3d. He was found dead in his cabin and there was every indication that death had come to him while he slept. He had been ill for a day or two and the night before he died several of his friends called to see him and when they returned Tuesday morning they found his lifeless body lying in the bed.
    Mr. Griffith was born in Schuyler county sixty years ago and left here in 1880 for the west where he has since made his home. He is survived by three brothers and two sisters.
    The Wasco (Cal.) News gave an extended account of Mr. Griffith's activities as a pioneer of Wasco county and paid high tribute to him as a citizen. He was buried at Bakersfield, Cal., in the family lot of a man who in life had been one of his intimate friends.
    The News says: "Mr. Griffith leaves considerable property including a half interest in the Jewett & Griffith addition to Wasco, a valuable sub-division of four city blocks, two acres adjoining the sub-division and another colony tract, besides some money in the bank. So far as known he left no will."

Funeral Notice for J. B. FOSTER
The Rushville Times, August 26, 1915
    A large number from here attended the J. B. Foster funeral at Huntsville Sunday. Mr. Foster lived in and near Camden the greater part of his life, and for that reason he was really one of us.

Funeral Notice for George WELTY
The Rushville Times, December 29, 1937
    The remains of George Welty of near Damon will be laid to rest on Wednesday afternoon in the King cemetery on Jordan, with funeral services held in the M. E. church at Camden at 1:30 p.m. No other particulars are known at present.

   Obituary for James Keith PARKER
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 3
    James Keith Parker, 66, died Friday March 17, 2000. Parker was born June 16, 1931, in Walnut Grove Township in McDonough County. He was married to Vivian Alleyne Norris on Jan. 10, 1953, in Burlington, Iowa. He was an Army veteran, serving at the Panama Canal during the Korean War. He was a retired construction worker.
    James Parker is survived by his wife, three sons, James, David and Michael; two daughters, Karen Henson and Lisa Shepler; two brothers, William and Virgil; four sisters, Mary Frakes, Marjorie McMillen, Virginia Wayland and Betty Oliver; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
    James Parker was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Alfred and Harold, and one sister, Edna Wilhelm.
    Graveside services were held March 20, 2000, in Scotts Cemetery near Plymouth with Rev. Henry Nash officiating. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospice.

   Obituary for Lucy E. JOHNSON ROSE
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 15, 2000, page 15, column 1
    Lucy E. “Lu” Rose, 77, of Astoria, died Sunday, March 12, 2000, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
    Born Sept. 8, 1922, in Liverpool to Jasper T. and Bessie Evans Johnson, she married Clifford Rose on Sept. 11, 1944, in Sanford, Fla. He died May 18, 1986.
She also was preceded in death by one infant sister.
    Surviving are one son, Randy (wife Carrie) Rose of Palos Heights; one grandson; two step-granddaughters; one step-grandson; and one brother-in-law, Fred Mansfield, of Blue Island.
    She was a 50-year member of Ipava Order of the Eastern Star 144 and a member of the Ansarettes of the Ansar Temple in Springfield.
    During World War II, she was a secretary at Camp Ellis.
    Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Roger Simpson will officiate. Burial will be at Astoria Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

   Death Notice for Norah SCHRAMM
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 1
    Norah Schramm, 80, of Rushville, died Tuesday, March 21, 2000, at her residence in Rushville.
    Arrangements will be announced later by the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

   Obituary for James L. BAUSER
The Rushville Times, January 19, 2000, page 13, column 2
    James L. Bauser, 78, of Oakford, died Jan. 15, 2000, at Sunny Acres Home in Petersburg.
    He was born July 18, 1921, in Calhoun County, the son of James L. and Edna Winningham Bauser.
    He married Mildred L. Bauser in Menard County on July 5, 1952. She died Nov. 12, 1999.
    He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eric (Virginia) Albin of New Berlin and Mrs. Terry (Lori) Impson of Oakford; two brothers, William “Bill” Bauser of Atterberry and Dieter Bauser of Greenview; four sisters, Joan Schlieper of Pittsfield, Eula Masters of St. Louis, Mo., Doris Jones of Huntington, Utah, and Sadie Craigmiles of San Jose; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
    He also was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
    He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime member of Petersburg V.FW Post 6871. He was a former commander and member of American Legion Post 198, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.
    Funeral services for Mr. Bauser will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19, at 10:30 a.m. at Burley Funeral Home in Petersburg with the Rev. Shawn Craigmiles
    Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Inter Veterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County will conduct military services.
    Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

   Obituary for Verbel G. SEARS BEGHTOL
The Rushville Times, February 2, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Verbel G. Beghtol, 86, of Rushville, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2000, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
    Born July 14, 1913, in Vermont, to Leroy Franklin and Myrtle Wishart Sears, she married Carl Virgil Beghtol on Jan. 2, 1936, in Rushville. He died May 21, 1981.
    One daughter, Karen Lawler, and one sister also preceded her in death.
    Surviving are one son, Steven (and Karen) of Rushville; one sister, Olive Nielsen of Rushville; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.
    She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Rushville and the White Oak Community Club.
    Services were Friday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Scott Henley officiated. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Senior Center or to Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

   Obituary for Mary Lou SMITH BROWN
The Rushville Times
    Mary Lou Brown, 71, of Astoria, died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2000, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    She was born March 19,  1928, in Vermont, the daughter of Jack and Vivian (Bradley) Smith. She married Junior S. Brown Dec. 21, 1946, in Bushnell, Ill. He survives.
    She was preceded in death by her parents and one grand-daughter.
    She is also survived by two daughters, Debby (husband Greg) Parker of Browning and DeAnna (husband Bill) Jones of Astoria; and four grandchildren.
    She was a member of Astoria American Legion Auxiliary. She worked for Hornsby’s and Don’s Variety in Astoria for 20 years, as well as the Subway Cafe and the Astoria Healthcare Center, retiring in 1993.
    Funeral services were Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Greg Parker officiated. Burial was in the Astoria Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.

   Obituary for Ernest L. CALDWELL
The Rushville Times, January 12, 2000, page 11, column 4
    Ernest L. Caldwell, 75, of rural Macomb, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital.
    Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Littleton to Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell, he married Helen Lung on Nov. 21, 1948, in Murrayville. She survives.
    Also surviving are two sons, Tony (and Kim) of Good Hope and Philip of Mt. Sterling two daughters, Angela (and Jeff) Morrell of Good Hope and Gloria (and Ed) Van Kan of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Merle (and Hope) of Branson, Mo., and Bradford (and Dorothy) of Industry; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Alleyne) Bartlow of Littleton, Mrs. Paul (Carol Jean) Rowland of Macomb and Mrs. Sam (Joyce) Spring of North Henderson; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
    He was a World War II Army veteran, serving as an engineer in the Pacific Theater. He also served in the Korean War.
    He was a firefighter for the Macomb Fire Department for 28 years, attaining the rank of captain. He retired in 1986.
    He attended University Baptist Church in Macomb.
    Services were Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Hurtgen officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, where military rites were conducted by the Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.
    Memorials may be made to the MDH Larry Westervelt Home.

   Obituary for Geraldine K. OSWALT CORNN
The Rushville Times, January 26, 2000, page 13, column 1
    Geraldine K. Cornn, 81, of Astoria, died at Sunday, Jan. 16, 2000, at Odd Fellows Rebekah Lodge Nursing Home in Mattoon.
    She was born Feb. 11, 1918, in Osceola Mills, Pa., to James and Marie Rembelar Oswalt. She married Willard L. Cornn on Aug. 20, 1949. He survives.
    Also surviving are three daughters, Alyce (husband, Robert) Creech of Vermont, Patricia Smith-Hunter (husband, Ed Hunter) of Moweaqua and Betty (husband, Kenneth) Lewis of Baxter, Ky.; three sons, Carl Cornn and James (wife, Jeanne) Cornn, both of Rockford, and Fred (wife, Judy) Miller of Nashville, Term.; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grand-children; one great-great-grandson; two brothers, James and Donald; and two sisters, Louise and Phyllis.
    She was preceded in death by one son, William LeRoy Cornn.
    She formerly worked as a nurse in Rushville.
    A member of Rebekah Lodge 143 in Havana, she was a past Grand Matriarch and former president of the Ladies Auxiliary.
    She was a member of Astoria Church of Christ, where a memorial service was held Thursday, Jan. 20. Cremation will be accorded. Dawson & Wikoff West Woods Street Funeral Home in Decatur was in charge of arrangements.
    Memorials may be made to the Odd Fellows Rebekah Lodge Nursing Home.

Death Notice for Mrs. S. S. BASSETT
The Rushville Times, January 9, 1913
    Mr. and Mrs. George Dyson were called to Paris, Mo., last Thursday owing to the illness of Mrs. Dyson's mother, Mrs. S. S. Bassett, who had been ill for several weeks. Mr. Dyson returned home yesterday and found a message here awaiting him, which stated that Mrs. Bassett died Wednesday morning at 5 a.m. He returned to Paris today to attend the funeral.

Obituary for Martin Luther DEMOSS
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1906
Death of Luther DeMoss
    Luther DeMoss died at his home on North Monroe street Friday morning at 8 o'clock. As late as Wednesday he had been able to be about, but he was taken on Thursday with a sudden illness and death soon followed. For the past year he had been in feeble health from the effects of a paralytic stroke, but had recovered sufficiently to work in his shop.
    Martin Luther DeMoss was born near Vermont, Feb. 28, 1848. His father, Peter DeMoss, was a shoemaker, and the son learned the trade at an early age and followed it up to the time of his death. Early in life Mr. DeMoss joined the M. E. church and took an active part in religious work, and for twenty years was a member of the church choir. He was married in 1879 to Miss Elizabeth Dunlavy, who survives him. Funeral services were held on Sunday, conducted by Rev. A. P. Stover and Rev. J. A. Johnston. The following relatives from out of town attended the funeral: Joseph Dunlavy of Macomb, Ulia Gadbury of Bushnell and Edward DeMoss of Summum.

Obituary for William A. CAMPBELL
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1906
Died in Tecumseh
    Wm. A. Campbell died in Tecumseh, Neb., on Friday of last week, after two or three months illness; aged sixty-three years. He was born in Rushville, his father, Joseph Campbell, being proprietor of a hotel that stood on the site of the Jackson block. In 1870 he removed to Tecumseh, Neb., and has taken a prominent part in political affairs. He served one term as postmaster during Cleveland's administration and was clerk of the district court at the time of his death. He is survived by a widow and two sons, also his mother, Mrs. Isabelle Greer, two brothers, John and Charles Campbell, and one sister, Mrs. Howarth, who are all residents of Tecumseh.

Obituary for Alexander SHERRILL
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1906
    Alex. Sherrill, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Sherrill, was born August 21, 1829, in Shelby county, Ill., and departed this life May 22, 1906, at his home west of Littleton, aged 76 years and 9 months. In early life he lived in North and South Carolina, returning to Illinois in 1833. He was united in marriage to Mary Gray and to this union was born three children, one having preceded him to the better world. Mrs. Dora McWilliams of Galesburg, Ill., and George W. Sherrill of Iowa, with their mother, survive him. Mr. Sherrill had nine brothers and four sisters, only one of whom is living, Leonard Sherrill of Browning, Ill. Deceased was converted and united with the Union Baptist church about 34 years ago, and has since lived a devoted christian life, being a minister of the gospel for many years. On May 23 funeral services were conducted in the Baptist church at Littleton, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Bauer cemetery.

Obituary for James E. SCRIPPS
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1906
Death Of James E. Scripps
He Died at His Home in Detroit, Michigan, Monday Evening
    James E. Scripps, a former resident of Rushville, died at his home in Detroit, Mich., Monday evening. News of his death was received my John S. Little on Tuesday morning, the telegram stating that the funeral would be held on Thursday. Relatives in Rushville had been notified of his serious illness and news of his death was not unexpected. Early last fall Mr. Scripps went to California, hoping to get relief by a change of climate, and remained there thru the winter, but as he grew gradually worse he gave up hope of relief and returned home.
    James E. Scripps was born in London, England, March 19, 1835, his ancestors having resided for many generations at Cambridgeshire. His father, James Megg Scripps, emigrated to America in 1844 and settled on a farm half a mile west of Rushville. Here Mr. Scripps spent his early boyhood days and attended the schools in Rushville. In 1857 he went to Chicago and secured a position on the Chicago Democratic Press, afterwards consolidated with the Tribune, and two years later went to Detroit, Mich., as a commercial editor of the Detroit Daily Advertiser.
    This was the beginning of Mr. Scripps' newspaper career in the city, which has ever since been his home and where he has achieved marked success in the newspaper business. In 1873 he founded The Detroit Daily News and after the first year it was a good paying property, and within a short time made its founder wealthy.
    Mr. Scripps had original ideas as to newspaper publishing, and the Daily News was one of the first penny papers in the country and its phenominal success gave him high rank as one of the leading later-day journalists. He gave up the active management of his newspaper properties several years ago and the business is now in charge of his son-in-law, George G. Booth.
    Mr. Scripps was married at Detroit Sept. 16, 1862, to Miss Harriet Messinger, who survives him with a family of four children--Mrs. George Booth, Mrs. Edgar Whitcomb, Mrs. Rex Clark and William, who are all residents of Detroit.

Death Notice for Henry FREW
The Rushville Times, May 31, 1906
    Henry Frew, who has been very low with dropsy for some time, died last Thursday. Interment in Baders cemetery.

Obituary for Aaron V. HARRIS
The Rushville Times, April 22, 1906
    Aaron V. Harris was born in Orange county, Ind., Nov. 1, 1828, and died at Lamar, Mo., March 23, 1906.
    Mr. Harris came with his parents to Schuyler county, Ill., when only one year old, his father, Nathaniel Harris, being one of the pioneer settlers of Schuyler county. His boyhood was spent in Schuyler county, getting such education as the county schools could afford at that time. In 1847, when only nineteen years old, he was one of a company who crossed the plains with ox teams, carrying supplies to the American soldiers at Santa Fe. At that time the whole country west of where Kansas City is now located was swarming with hostile Indians. They reached their destination just at the close of the Indian war.
    Returning to Schuyler county he was married in 1849 to Miss Rebecca Naught. In 1885 he moved to Sumner county, Kansas, where he lived until 1887, when he moved to Lamar, Mo. In 1888, while loading a car with hay, he suffered a sunstroke from which he never regained his usual health.
    Mr. Harris was a member of the M. E. church (south) at Lamar, Mo. He was a good, honest, christian man, who believed in living his religion and believed in the golden rule of doing unto others as you would have then do unto you.
    His health had been failing fast for the past year, and since November had not been able to walk down town, a distance of two blocks. He was devoted to his wife and this old couple had traveled down life's highway together for fifty-seven years, and the final separation came of course as a heavy blow to the survivor.
    Besides his many friends he leaves a wife and five children: Mrs. J. C. Lethgo, with whom he has made his home for several years; L. C. Harris of Lamar, both of whom were with him when he peacefully passed away; Mrs. B. F. Harris of Foster, Mo., N. L. Harris of Stattgard, Ark., and Isaac Harris of Rushville, Ill. He also leaves one brother.
    Funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday, March 25th, at 2:30 p.m., conducted by Rev. Lynn Ross of the Presbyterian church, and the remains given a last resting place in Lake cemetery.
    [Comments from Lamar, Mo. papers.]
    "He was a splendid citizen, an honest man and a life long Democrat." Democrat.
    "He was a farmer, and a good, honest man, quiet and unpretentious, but a good thinker and splendid citizen." Leader

   Obituary for Harlan Kermit SMITH
The Rushville Times, January 19, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Harlan Kermit Smith, 91, of Goodrich, Texas, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2000, at his home.
    He was born Sept. 12, 1908, in Rushville, the son of Arthur and Flossie Irene (Edmonston) Smith.
    He is survived by one daughter, Allene Richardson of Goodrich; one granddaughter, two grandsons, two great grandsons, and two great granddaughters.
    He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.
    Funeral services for Mr. Smith were held Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Cochran Funeral Home in Goodrich, Texas, with the Rev. Victor Winkleman officiating.  Burial was Tuesday Jan. 18, 2000, at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas.

   Obituary for Helen NELL HIERMAN
The Rushville Times, February 9, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Helen Hierman, 78, of Beardstown, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 1, 2000, at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    She was born June 29, 1921, in rural Schuyler County near Rushville, the daughter of Laurence Wesley and Edna Leota Agans Nell. She married Robert L. Hierman on June 12, 1941, in Rushville. He survives in Beardstown.
    Also surviving are two sons, Robert I. Hierman (wife Dixie) of Mapleton and Terry Joe Hierman (wife Jody) of Littleton, Colo.; one daughter, Georgia Ann Passini (husband Charles) of Trivoli; eight grandchildren; seven-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Eugene (wife Betty) of Canton and James E. (wife Mildred) of Rushville; one sister, Hilma Rake-straw of Cuba; one half-brother, Samuel Roger Phillips of Canton; and one half-sister, Catherine Sue Phillips of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Jimina Shaw.
    Mrs. Hierman graduated from Rushville High School in 1939. She was formerly a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rushville, past president of the Jacksonville Woman’s Club and a past president of the PTA in Tremont. Many years ago she and her husband owned and operated Hierman’s Cafe in Rushville and later she co-owned and operated the Dairy Maid, also in Rushville. Mrs. Hierman was a member of the Explorer’s Bible Study in Beardstown. While she loved to weave rugs and placemats, Mrs. Hierman was especially fond of working with her family genealogy and spending time with her family and friends.
    Funeral services for Helen Hierman were Friday, Feb. 4, 2000, at the Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown with Rev. Paul Welles of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Canton officiating.  Burial was in the Browning Cemetery
    Memorials have been suggested to Cass County Hospice.

   Obituary for Charland J. HAWKINS
The Rushville Times, January 26, 2000, page 13, column 3
    Charland J. “Char” Hawkins, 80, of Mt. Sterling, died Jan. 23, 2000, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born March 13, 1919, in Minneapolis, Minn., the son of Albert and Carrie Gedder Hawkins.
    He married Louise Conaway on Nov. 24, 1951, in Peoria. She survives. Mr. Hawkins, along with his wife, owned and operated the Land of Lincoln Motel and Char’s Restaurant in Mt. Sterling for many years. He had also worked as a traveling salesman for Brower Manufacturing Company in Quincy.
    Mr. Hawkins graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Minn., and was a member of Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Temple Lodge #46 A.F. & A.M. in Peoria.
    Survivors include his wife of Mt. Sterling; three children, Clifford Bouchez (wife Claudia) of Ossian, Ind., Jeff Hawkins (wife Teresa) of Mt. Sterling, and Sharon Mann (husband Richard) of Frederick; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; one sister and several nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2000, at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Julie Allison officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery
    Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. on Wednesday with the family meeting friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.

   Obituary for Russell T. GREWELL
The Rushville Times, January 19, 2000, page 13, column 1
    Russell T. Grewell, 89, of Ipava, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
    He was born March 20, 1910, in Ipava, the son of J. Harry and Lula M. (Baumgartner) Grewell.
    He married Dorothy M. Hagmeier on Dec. 7, 1947, in Plainfield. She survives.
    He also is survived by one daughter, Barbara Ann Kortum of St. Charles, Mo., one granddaughter and two great granddaughters.
    He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
    He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was a member of the Ipava American Legion Post 17 and a 50 year member of Local 649 Operating Engineers. He had worked in construction as a heavy equipment operator.
    Funeral services were Jan. 18, at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery.
    Memorials may be made to the Ipava Fire Department or the Ipava American Legion.

   Obituary for James Robert FORDYCE, Sr.
The Rushville Times, January 26, 2000, page 13, column 4
    James Robert “Juicy” Fordyce Sr., 71, of Table Grove, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2000, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
    He was born May 29, 1928, at the home of his grandparents, Frank and Cora Fordyce, in Table Grove, the son of the late Jesse Matheny and Alice Liberty Kendrick Fordyce.
    He graduated from Table Grove High School in May, 1946. He enlisted in the U.S. Army on Jan. 31, 1947, and served at Fort Knox, Ky., and Fort Belvoir,
Va. He was honorably discharged as a corporal on July 12, 1948.
    He married Bonnie J. Friday on Feb 23, 1952. He later married Peggy J. Warren Loter in September of 1972. They both survive.
    Also surviving are two sons, James Jr. of Table Grove, and Randall Joe of New Boston; two granddaughters; two greatgrandsons; one niece; three aunts; a special friend, Esther Irwin of Lewistown; and several cousins, including a special cousin, Ramona Stracker, of Table Grove.
    He was preceded in death by his brother, Harold Freeman Fordyce; a sister, Marilyn Marie Fardyce Orr; two nieces; a nephew; four aunts; five uncles and several cousins.
    He was a member of Ipava American Legion Post #111, LaMoine Squares Square Dancing Club of Macomb, and was past member of Rushville Moose Lodge #506.  He worked for International Harvester in East Moline Works before retiring.
    Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, at the Table Grove Community Church with Rev. Tim Ashley officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery in Table Grove where military services will be conducted by the Ipava American Legion Post 17.
    Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville and one hour before the services at the church.
    Memorials may be given to the Table Grove Community Church in memory of his sister Marilyn Fordyce Orr.

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