Schuyler County Obituaries - Page 9

   Death Notice for Desiree TABER
The Rushville Times, January 5, 2000, page 13, column 2
    Desiree Taber, 17, of Sevierville, Tenn., formerly of Rushville and Plymouth, died Monday afternoon, Jan. 3, 2000, at Fort Sanders Sevier Medical Center in Sevierville, Tenn., as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident. Arrangements will be announced later by the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville.

   Obituary for Ina Mae WILSON
The Rushville Times, Wednesday, December 1, 1999, page 15, column 5
    Ina Mae Wilson, 80, of Rushville, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1999, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.
    She was born on Jan. 14, 1919, in Huntsville Township, Schuyler County, the daughter of the late James William and Lillie Leona (Sims). She first married. James Russell Prunty. She later married Frank Wilson on July 12, 1968, in Versailles. He preceded her in death on March 29, 1981.
    Surviving are one daughter, Sharon Tomlinson of Rushville; two sons, James Robert Prunty of Cambridge, Minn., and Danny Joe Prunty of Mackinaw; one step daughter, Patricia Hall of Beardstown; one step son, Gary Allen Wilson of Jacksonville; nine grandchildren; several great grandchildren, step grandchildren, and step great grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a great grandson, D. Morris Tomlinson; three sisters, Wilma Prunty, Irma Robinson, and Janie Knight; one half brother, Troy Knight; and one half sister, Gertrude Rutledge.
    She retired from the packaging department of Bartlow Brothers in Rushville after 17 years. She was of the Pentecostal faith.
    Graveside services were Saturday at the Rushville Cemetery in Rushville with Carl Wiggins officiating. Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

   Obituary for Lula Catherine "Mick” LAMB WRIGHT
The Rushville Times, December 22, 1999, page 11A, column 1
    Lula Catherine "Mick” Wright, 99, of Beardstown, died the evening of Friday, Dec. 17, 1999, at Heritage Manor South.
    She was born Dec. 18, 1899, in Beardstown, to the late William J. and Martha Ellen Sheppard Lamb. She married Ernest E. Wright on Nov. 30, 1928. He preceded her in death on May 19, 1975.
    She is survived by one niece, Janice (husband John) Burns of Cheyenne, Wy., and three nephews, Carlyle (wife Wilma) Lamb of Frederick, Dale (wife Susan) Lamb of Beardstown, and Gale (wife Sue) Lamb, also of Beardstown.
    Also preceding Mrs. Wright in death were five brothers and five sisters.
    Mrs. Wright worked for several years at Beardstown Laundry and dry cleaners, was an avid sports fan and loved fishing and crocheting. She was of the Methodist faith.
    Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 20, 1999, in the Beardstown City Cemetery with Rev. Sue Bailey officiating. Cline-Goodwin Funeral Home in     Beardstown was in charge of services. Memorials are suggested to the the donor’s choice or Beardstown Jr./Sr. High School Sports Department.

Cindy Foster   Obituary for Mrs. W. H. HARRIS
Newspaper clipping, dated 12 July 1900
    Died, July 8th of a complication of ailments, Mrs. W. H. Harris of Browning. Deceased was a daughter of Milo Bushnell,  Her remains were interred on Tuesday in the Eagle Cemetery, 6 miles northwest of Browning, the funeral cortage being caught in a heavy rain about 11 A.M., when less than half way to the graveyard.  Thus a verification of an old saying, "Misfortune rarely comes single."  A deep gloom pervades the Harris hotel today; there is no doubt about that.

Cindy Foster   Obituary for William HARRIS
Newspaper clipping, dated 22 May 1919
    William Harris, one of the few remaining veterans of the Civil war died Saturday at the home of his daughter Mrs. George Hoke in his seventy-seventh year. Funeral services were held Tuesday and interment was made in the Oak Grove cemetery near Chicago. (Note: Oak Grove cemetery is near Astoria, Fulton Co., IL)

Cindy Foster   Obituary for Milo J. BUSHNELL
Newspaper undated, Milo died 13 Oct 1887
    Bushnell, Milo J.--The old neighbors and friends of Milo J. Bushnell who resided in Woodstock township many years, will be sorry to learn that he is dead. He died on Tuesday last at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Eliza Hurlburt, of Creston, Iowa, aged 85 years 4 months and 20 days.  Mr. Bushnell left here about two years ago to make his home with his daughter, having become too feeble to attend his farm. He was an old patron of the Times, and just before his death he requested his son-in-law to inform us when he died. Peace to his ashes!

Newspaper clipping, dated 12 July 1900
    Died in this place on Monday evening from the effects of a stroke of paralysis, which occurred last Saturday morning, Mrs. Ellen Adkinson, widow of the late James M. Adkinson; aged about 70 years. Funeral services were held at the Christian church, of which she was a member Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Hoffer officiating. Her remains were interred in the Frederick cemetery followed by a large concourse of friends. Ellen Richardson was born in Sangamon County, Ill., Dec 23, 1830. When 27 years of age she came to Frederick and was a resident here ever since. In the spring of 1870 she was married to Mr. Adkinson. To them were born seven children, all having preceded her to the spirit but two.

Obituary for George M. BLACK
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    Ex-Representative George M. Black died at his home in Bainbridge township yesterday morning of Bright's disease after an illness lasting many months. The funeral will be held from the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Joseph Quinn. The interment will be in the Krobe cemetery.
    The deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Black, now of McDonough county. Other surviving members of the family are James and Enoch Black, brothers, and the sisters, Mrs. E. W. Dace and Mrs. J. Y. McFeeters.
    In March, 1875, he married Miss Mary J. Adams, by whom he had two children all of whom survive.
    George M. Black was born in Bainbridge township Oct. 15, 1852, and was educated in the district schools. From 1872 to 1882 he was engaged in farming and the next eight years were spent in the general merchandising business, in Brown county. Interested in politics, and a Democrat, he was elected to the lower house of the general assembly in 1890 to succeed John W. Teefy, deceased and served in the special world's fair session of that year. In 1898 he came back to the Schuyler county home and was reelected and served as a member of the Forty-first general assembly. He was a candidate for renomination this year, but because of failing health was able to make a canvass. Mr. Black was a mason as well as a member of several fraternal insurance orders.

Death Notice for F. M. SNIVELY
19 July 1900
    F. M. Snively, one of the formost citizens of Cuba, met an accidental death in Peoria on the 11th. In attempting to alight from a moving street car he was thrown violently to the brick pavement, badly fracturing his skull. Deceased was a brother of E. A. Snively of Springfield. He was about sixty-five years old and had been a resident of Cuba for nearly half a centuy.

Obituary for J. Barnhard HEITZ
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    J. Barnhard Heitz, for many years a resident of Rushville, died Sunday afternoon at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Mary Holbohm. The funeral was held Tuesday from th residence, Rev. John Knowles conducting the services. The interment was in Rushville cemetery. Mr. Heitz was 77 years old, having been born in Germany in 1823, and came to America about fifty years ago. He was a brother of Sam and John Heitz.

Death Notice for female HORNEY
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    The little daughter of  Dr. and Mrs. Harlan Horney, who had been very ill for two weeks, died yesterday afternoon. The funeral will be held tomorrow at 3 o'clock.

Death Notice for Father RYAN
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    Father Ryan, priest of the parish of Mt. Sterling, who was so badly burned last spring , died Sunday at Jacksonville. The funeral was held in Mt. Sterling

Obituary for Joseph B. EWING
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    Joseph B. Ewing died Monday morning from a paralyticd stroke. He was 69 years od and a veteran of the civil war. The funeral was held today (Tuesday) at the M.E. church. Will and Sherman Ewing of Oakland township, Mrs. Turner of St. Mary's, Mr. Esslinger of Missouri and Mr. Ewing of Macomb were in attendance at the funeral.

Obituary for Mary E. FERINGTON
Newspaper clipping, dated 19 July 1900
    Mary E. Ferington, daughter of Abe and Belle Ferington, was born April 8th 1898 and died July 11, 1900, aged 2 years, 3 months and 3 days. Funeral services conducted by Fred Warrington. Interment in Marlow cemetery.

Obituary for Jacob TROUT
Newspaper clipping, dated 26 July 1900
    Jacob Trout died at his residence on East Lafayette street last Thursday evening in the 78th year of his age. He had been in poor health for a long time.
    The funeral was held from the residence Saturday afternoon. There was a large attendance of friends and neighbors, and among the relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Perry of Astoria and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Clark of Macomb, and Mrs. Dr. Taylor and daughter Blanche of Vermont.
    Jacob Trout, the subject of this sketch was born near Leechburg, PA, Jan. 16th 1823. He came to Illinois in 1850 and settled on a farm near Littleton. His first wife was Miss Margaret Trout, who died twelve years ago. He afterwards removed to Rushville, and on Dec. 28th 1890, was married to Mrs. Lucy Fry, who was a loving and devoted wife, deeming it a privilege to minister to his wants during his helplessness, lasting since a year last February.

Obituary for Mary WILLIAMS CRAY
Newspaper clipping, dated 22 May 1919
    Mrs. Mary Cray, widow of the late Michael Cray, who for many years was a resident of Woodstock township, died suddenly at her home last Thursday
morning in her seventy-sixth year. Altho Mrs. Cray had been ill for a few weeks her condition was thought to be improving and on the morning of her death when asked by her son Michael how she was feeling replied that she was better. She had arose and dressed when she was stricken with the illness that resulted in death before medical aid could reach her.
    Mary Williams was born in Terre Haute, Indiana, May 15 1843, coming to this county many years ago with her young husband. They located on what is now the old homestead farm in Woodstock, where her husband passed away in 1911, since which time the wife and mother has been tenderly cared for by her son Michael, who resides at the old home. Besides the two sons, James and Michael and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Little of Kewanee, Mrs. Cray is survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Wright, were held from the family residence on Saturday. Interment in the Luthy cemetery.

Death Notice for Robert BOGUE
Newspaper clipping, dated 22 May 1919
    Robert Bogue, a pioneer resident of Fulton county, died at his home in Vermont recently at the age of 92 years. His parents settled on the Brock farm, one mile north of Vermont in 1832, eight-seven years ago.

Robin Petersen   Death Notice for Letitia HINDMAN WILSON
The Rushville Times, July 30, 1903
    Mrs. Letitia Wilson, aged 72, died Tuesday night at the home of her sister Mrs. Hannah Anderson in the South part of the city, services at Presbyterian Church at 2 o'clock.

Death Notice for George HAGENER
The Rushville Times, June 6, 1918
    George Hagener of Beardstown, who has been working for the Burrell construction company in Atchison, KS, on a large mill which the company is building in that city, fell last Saturday a distance of thirty feet, striking his head, receiving injuries from which he died a few hours later. Funeral servies were held in Beardstown on Tuesday.

Death Notice for William H. HARRIS, Jr.
The Rushville Times, June 20, 1918
    William H. Harris, Jr., a former resident of Browning, died in base hospital No. 1, A.E.F., France, April 27th, from lukemia (sic). He enlisted at Creston, Iowa, last June. Besides his aged father, William Harris, Sr., he is survived by one daughter, one brother and two sisters.

Death Notice for Harold HAGEN
The Rushville Times, August 29,1918
    News of the sudden death of Harold Hagen, youngest child of Mrs. Laura Hagan of Browning, brought sorrow to the hearts of his many young friends in this city, where he had attended school of late years. Harold was a bright, capable, ambitious young man and deep sympathy goes out to his mother in the loss of her young son who was the only child living at home. Particulars of his death is given by our Browning correspondent.

Cindy Foster   Nancy BUSHNELL
    Mrs. Nancy Bushnell died at the home of Albert Mitchell Feb 5th. The remains were interred in the Ridgeville Cemetery Friday Feb 6th. (1903).

Cindy Foster   Death Notice for Adam TERMIN
The Rushville Times, February 19, 1914 - Ray News
    Mrs. Elizabeth Billingsley has received word that her brother Adam Termin died last Friday (13 Feb.1914) at his home in Lincoln, Neb.

    Mrs. Mary Horton, July 16, 1870 at residence of her father in Littleton Twp., age 19, parents: A. M. Foster, married John Horton.

Cindy Foster   Obituary for Ethan AKIN
The Rushville Times, September 27, 1923
Ethan Akin buried at Bethany Sunday
    The remains of Ethan Akin who died at Carroll, Iowa September 20 aged 70 were brought to Rushville on Saturday and on Sunday at 1:30 funeral services were held at Bethany Church conducted by Rev. George P. Snyder. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby, where his wife is buried. His son Louis L. Akin of
Carroll, Iowa and son-in-law H. E. Jenks of Gilman, Iowa accompanied the body to Rushville and were joined by his daughter Mrs. B. B. Skiner of Maplewood, New Jersey. Mr. Akin was a native of New York coming here when a young man locating in Chicago where he met mary L. Foster and they were married in this county. The young wife and mother died when her first child was bonr, now Mrs. Marcelles of Ithaca, N.Y. and was buried in Bethany Cemetery.

Cindy Foster   Obituary for Sarena FOSTER
The Rushville Times, September 6, 1878
    Foster, Sarena--died at the residence of her husband 6 miles north of Rushville on Wednesday August 28th, of a congestive chill.  Mrs. Sarena Foster, wife of Mr. A. M. Foster; aged 53 years. Mrs Foster was a most estimiable christian lady. All who knew her loved her and her sudden and lamented death has left a void which will not be easily filled. A very large concourse of neighbors and friends attended the funeral which took place on Thursday. The deepest sympathy was felt and expressed for the bereaved husband, who by this sad visitation is left entirely alone, having neither wife or child or brother or sister--All are gone, May God
confort him in his great affliction. Mrs. Foster had for 8 years been a worthy and consistent member of the Christian Church and although the call was sudden, there was no doubt that she was quite prepared for it. Absent from the body, she is present with the Lord.

Obituary for Leila SCHOONOVER IRWIN
The Rushville Times, May 18, 1983
Rites for Leila Irwin Held Here Monday
     Leila Irwin, 81, of Rushville, died about 5 a.m. Saturday at the home of her son, Darwin, of rural Rushville.
     Services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at Roby Funeral Chapl with Rev. Marvin Chalfant officiating. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
     Mrs. Irwin was born Sept. 30, 1901 in Fulton county, Illinois, the daughter of John and Sadie Blackaby Schoonover. She was married to Byron (Pink) Irwin in Smithfield on April 16, 1919. He died May 7, 1967. She was a member of the Union Baptist church of Rushville.
     Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Guy D. and Byron Jr., both of Littleton; and Darwin of rural Rushville; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Opal Yorton of Nixa, Mo., and Goldie Bishop of Cuba; three half sisters, Mary Goldstein of Golden, Carlene Stevenson of LaPrairie, and Darlene Dunn of Lewistown; two half brothers, Gib Schoonover of LaPrairie and Sid Schoonover of Colchester.
     She was preceded in death by a daughter; Verlina and three brothers.

Obituary for Harry D. OSBORN
The Rushville Times, May 11, 1983
Graveside Services Held For Harry D. Osborn
     Graveside services for Harry D. Osborn, 76, of Rushville formerly of Vermont, who died May 2 in Culbertson Memorial hospital were held at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday in Vermont cemetery. Collis Trone officiated.
     He was born Oct. 21, 1906, in Vermont, a son of Felix and Lizzie Boyd Osborn.
     He was a laborer for the city of Vermont, and was employed by Clayton Marks Foundry of Vermont.
     He was a World War II veteran and member of the Vermont American Legion Post 26.
     He married Rose Marie Richey on Aug. 29, 1962, in Vermont. She died July 19, 1977. There are no survivors. He was preceded in death by a sister.

Obituary for James A. CHOCKLEY
The Rushville Times, May 11, 1983
Rites Held Here Monday For James A. Chockley
     Funeral services for James A. Chockley, 69, former Ripley resident were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville. Collis Trone was in charge. Burial was in Ripley cemetery.
     Mr. Chockley, a resident of the Meyers Nursing Center in Beardstown, died at 10:20 a. m. Friday at Culbertson hospital, Rushville.
     He was born May 21, 1913 in Woodstock township, Schuyler county, son of Henry and Mary Kelly Chockley. He married Edna Clark Oct. 1, 1938 at Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
     Also surviving are two sons, Verne of Lincoln and Danny of Murrayville; one daughter, Linda Miller of rural Browning; six grandchildren; and on brother, Clarence of Golden. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Obituary for Harlan L. UTTER
The Rushville Times, May 10, 1983
Rites to Be Today For Harlan L. Utter, 62
     Harlan L. Utter, 62, passed away on Monday at Culbertson Memorial hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at the Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Evan Williams and the Rev. Paul Sellers officiating. Burial will be in Rushville city cemetery. Military rites were held at 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at the funeral home by Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4. Memorials may be made to Culbertson Memorial hospital.
     He was born on Aug. 15, 1920, near Frederick, son of George and Stella Orr Utter. He married Mary Dean on March 23, 1946 in Petersburg. She survives, along with his father and one son, Ronald of Rushville; one daughter; Mrs. Ray (Joyce) Mehra of Laurel, Miss; four grandchldren; one brother, Frank Utter of Browning; and one sister, Mrs. Clinton (Beulah) Ogden of Rushville.
     He was preceded in death by his mother, one infant son, and one brother, Arthur.
     He was a member of the First Christian Church of Rushville, Army veteran of World War II and member of the Schuyler American Legion Post No. 4 and the Schuyler county farm bureau. He was a Schulyer county farmer all his life.

Obituary for Anna Pearl HALE STRONG
The Rushville Times,
    Anna Pearl Strong, daughter of Warren and Isabelle Curry Hale, was born one mile east of Pleasant View Nov. 9, 1879 where she attended school and in her youth became a member of the Pleasant View Christian church. While residing there, her sister, Nora, passed away.
     In 1903 the family moved to Frederick where her father passed away the following year.
     In 1908 she and her mother moved to Rushville where she has since resided. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1912.
     Nov. 7, 1925, she was united in marriage to Ralph Strong who passed away Nov. 7, 1938.
     She leaves to mourn her death two step-daughters, Mrs. Beulah Thompson, of Frederick and Mrs. Ruth Snodgrass of Van Nuys, California; three cousins, Mrs. Alice Huey of Chicago, Mrs. Dora Dagan of Kewanee and Adrian Hinderer who has resided with her for the past 14 years, besides many other relatives and friends.
     On moving to Rushville, she became affiliated with the Christian church where she was an active worker as long as her health permitted.
     Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 23 at 2 p.m. at the Rushville First Christian church.

Obituary for Orrie YOUNG
The Rushville Times, August 1956
Funeral Services For Orrie Young, 74, Held At Industry Wednesday
     Orrie Young, of Industry, a retired farmer and merchant, and a former resident of the Rushville community, died Sunday morning at St. Francis hospital, in Macomb, following a long illness. He was 74 years old.
     He was born July 27, 1882, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Porter Young, in Oakland township, Schuyler county. He married Pearl Ritchey, Jan. 14, 1911. He had resided in McDonough county the last 15  years and for a time operated a grocery store at Industry.
     Besides his wife, he leaves one brother, Ed, of Industry; one sister, Mrs. Grace Bridges, Blandinsville; a half-brother, Ira Young, Decatur, and a half-sister, Mrs. Nellie Logan, Arcola.

Obituary for Martha Jane MARQUIS FULKS
The Rushville Times, June 21, 1956
Rites Held in Lewistown For Mrs. Martha Fulks, 88
     Funeral rites were conducted in Murphy Memorial home, Canton, on Sunday June 3, by the Rev. Willis A. Reed, pastor of the Baptist church, for Mrs. Martha Jane Fulks 88, of Lewistown who passed away June 1 in Graham hospital. Burial was in Beardstown cemetery.
     Mrs. Fulks, widow of Edward Fulks was the former Martha Jane Marquis and they were residents of this vicinity before his death a number of years ago.
     Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Howard Cutts with whom she made her home, a son Kenneth, also of Lewistown and several grandchildren.

The Rushville Times, 1956
R. J. Ehrhardt's Mother Died In Mt. Sterling
     Mrs. Ida Ehrhardt, 85, of Mt. Sterling, was found dead in bed at her home Saturday morning at 6:30, apparently having died in her sleep. She was the mother of Raymond J. Ehrhardt, of this city.
     Funeral services were held Monday morning at 9 in St. Jospeh church in charge of the Rev. John Bretz. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.
     Mrs. Ehrhardt was born in Quincy, Jan. 29, 1871, a daughter of John and Barbara Gerhring, and had lived in Mt. Sterling for 11 years. She was member of St. Joseph church and the Western Catholic Union. She was married to Herman Ehrhardt in St. Boniface church in Quincy in 1896. Mr. and Mrs. Ehrhardt died July 15, 1950.
     Mrs. Ehrhardt is survived by the son; five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Obituary for Guy VAN ORMER
The Rushville Times, August 16, 1956
Guy Van Ormer Dies
     Guy Van Ormer, son of Hiram and Emma Harris Van Ormer was born Aug. 2, 1885 in Huntsville and passed away Aug. 10, at his home in Quincy, following a long illness. Most of his life was spent in the Huntsville and Macomb area having lived in Quincy only the past few years. On Dec. 8, 1918 he was united in marriage to Carrie Williams. To this union was born one son, George Van Ormer and one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Sutter, both of Quincy. Surviving are his wife, the son and daughter, one grandson, Johnnie Van Ormer, two grandaguthers, Deborah and Rebecca Sutter, one sister, Mrs. Esther Burke of Macomb, four brothers, Charles of
Huntsville, Arthur of Rushville, Ralph of Granville and Clarence of Rich Hill, Mo.
     During his illness he confessed his faith in Christ and joined the Methodist church in Huntsville.
     Funeral services were held Sunday in Colchester with Rev. W. C. Glasier officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's cemetery.

Obituary for Sarah Jane DODDS HERRON
The Rushville Times, November 30, 1945
Obituary of Mrs. Thomas W. Herron
     Sarah Jane Dodds, youngest daughter of Samuel and margaret Wilson Dodds, was born in Bainbridge township, Schuyler county, February 9, 1869, and died at her home in Rushville, October 30, 1945, aged 76 years, 8 months, and 4 days. She was of a family of seven children, three brothers, William J. Thomas, and Samuel, and three sisters, Martha, Mary E., and Lizzie, all of whom preceded her in death, except Mary E. Drawve of Pleasant View.
     She was united in marriage to Thomas W. Herron, March 24, 1892, who preceded her in death December 29, 1934. To this union was born one daughter, Lottie, who was in constant care of her mother with the utmost devotion that could possibly be given her.
    When quite young, Mrs. Herron professed faith in her Master, and joined the Methodist church at Mt. Carmel under the ministry of Rev. O. T. Rodgers, and was ever a faithful member of the church.  When "Aunt Sade" and Lottie moved to Rushville the last time, in 1942, they moved their membership to the First Methodist church in Rushville, and attended as long as her health permitted.
     Funeral services were held Thursday, November 1, at 2:30 p.m. at the Rushville Methodist church, conducted by Rev. H. S. Crede.

Obituary for Donna Lou GOLDSBORO
The Rushville Times, December 20, 1945
Leukemia Takes Life Of 3-Yr.-Old Donna Goldsboro
     Donna Lou Goldsboro, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Goldsboro of Bainbridge township, passed away Tuesday shortly after midnight, her death being due to leukemia, the fatal disease that has caused the death of many young children in recent years.
    Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Lester Banning will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Methodist church in Rushville. Interment will be in the Ebenezer (South) cemetery.
    Donna Lou, the only child of Melvin and Edith Crum-Goldsboro, had been ill for several weeks, and was for a time a patient at Culbertson hospital, where she was given blood transfusions which afforded temporary improvement. Later she was taken to Barnes hospital in St. Louis, Mo., by Rev. Lester Banning, where her ailment was diagnosed as leukemia. The parents were advised by the physicians that their child could not be expected to live more than a month.
     Donna Lou was brought to her home, and facing the grim realization that her death was inevitable, the parents arranged for a pre-Christmas celebration in the home, where the many gifts of relatives and friends brought joy to the little girl.
     Donna Lou Goldsboro was born in Rushville, January 16, 1943, and departed this life at the home of her parents in Bainbridge township December 19, 1945, aged 2 years, 11 months, 3 days.
     Besides the grief-stricken parents, there survives to mourn the untimely death of this little child, her maternal grandmother, Mrs. James Crum, and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Goldsboro.

Obituary for Charles D. CUNNINGHAM
The Rushville Times, October 4, 1933
    Funeral sevices, conducted by Rev. M. A. Warren, will be held Thursday at 2:30  from the First Christian Church and remains committed to Resthaven Mausoleum.
     Charles D. Cunningham, second son of Thomas and Nancy Ann Smith Cunningham, early pioneer residents of Schuyler County, was born August 5, 1857.
     On February 2, 1879, he married Mary Caroline Unger. They were the parents of 9 children: Anna, wife of Jack Owens of Camden Township,  Florence, wife of Fred D. Clayton of Chicago, Ethel, wife of Jasper Greenleaf, Lucy, wife of Frey Doyle, Dwight, James, Luther, Vesta, wife of Ray Newell, all of the vicinity of Rushville; and Gladys at home.
     In addition to his wife and children  he is survived by 2 sisters; Mrs. William Clements of Buenavista Township and Mrs. Charles Hester of Whiting, Kansas; 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Obituary for John Logan ADKISON
The Rushville Times, October 4, 1933
     John Logan Adkison, son of Henry and  Polly Ann (Cooney) Adkison, was born on a farm near Rushville February 17, 1845 and departed this life September 26, at the age of 88 years 7 months and 9 days.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, 4 brothers and 1 sister; also 2 half sisters. One sister, Mrs. Julia Turner, and 1 brother, G. W. Adkison, survive.
     On June 11, 1890, he married Nancy  Emiline VanOrder who with 2 daughters; Etta, wife of David Vollmer and Maggie, wife of Lee Daniels, and 4 grandchildren mourn his passing.
     In young manhood he united with the Christian Church.
     Funeral services, conducted by Rev. M. A. Warren were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Gordon Funeral Home. Interment was in Rushville Cemetery.

Obituary for Martha MOORE SHEPPARD
The Rushville Times, March 1, 1933
Former Oakland Township Resident Died in Ottawa
     Mrs. Martha Moore Sheppard, widow of the late Frank Sheppard and a resident of Schuyler county for more than a half century, died at the home of her son, Willis Robinson, in Ottawa in her 82nd year.
     Funeral services conducted by Rev. Arthur Nutt were held from the Church of the Nazarene in Ottawa on Friday. Interment in Ottawa Cemetery.
     Martha Moore Sheppard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Moore, was born December 9, 1851 in Indiana and departed this life February 21, 1933 in Ottawa aged 81 years 2 months and 13 days.
     She was united with the Church of the Nazarene at Rock Island and remained a member until the end.
    Besides 4 children: Geo. Gould of Davenport, Iowa; Mrs. Olive Webb, of Rock Island; Mrs. Anna Smith of Lincoln, Nebraska; Willis Robinson of
Ottawa; she is also survived by 3 sisters: Mrs. Howard, Mrs. Luticia Abbott, Mrs. Ellen Thurman of Rushville; 2 brothers: Samuel Moore of Rushville, and Solomon Moore of Littleton. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1926 and 1 daughter, Mrs. Fred Jenson, who passed away 16 years ago.

Obituary for Maude SMITHER
The Rushville Times, March 1, 1933
Funerall For Miss Maude Smither Held Sunday
     Miss Maude Smither, whose early life was spent in Rushville, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. W. Smither, died Thursday in New York City.
     Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Brines conducted by Rev. Alec McFerran. Interment in Rushville Cemetery.
     Maude Smither, oldest daughter of Geo. W. and Mary Manlove Smither, was born in Rushville September 14, 1868 and departed this life February 23 at her home in New York City.
     She is survived by her sisters: Mrs. Florence Crozier, Mrs. Grace Millard, Mrs. Ruth Brines; 2 brothers, Charles and Herbert; and an aunt, Mrs. Dora Rexroat and 2 nieces.

Obituary for Joshua Benton LERCH
The Rushville Times, September 30, 1998
Joshua Lerch
    Joshua Benton Lerch, stillborn infant son of Charles and Melissa McGowan Lerch, died at 11:08 P.M., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 1998, in Carthage Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Survivors include the parents, Cahrles and Melissa Lerch of Rushville; maternal grandparents, Don and Dorothy McGowan of Camden; paternal
grandparents, Don and Char Lerch of Rushville; maternal great-grandparents, Benton Burton of Mt. Sterling and Callie Rose McGowan of Crocker, MO and paternal great-grandparents, Florence Ethridge of Beardstown, and Margaret Lerch of Rushville. He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandmother, paternal grandfathers and infant sister, Holly Noel Lerch. Grave side services were held Friday, Sept. 25, 1998, in Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, with Rev. Henry Nash officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Jane White   Obituary for Vivian M. NELL ATEN
Macomb Journal, March 16, 1999
    Vivian M. Aten, 79, of Carthage (IL) since 1947, and formerly of Rushville, died at 6:38 p.m. Sunday, March 14, 1999, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.
She was born July 25, 1919, in Schuyler County to H. Everett and Beulah (Winters) Nell. On Oct. 10, 1940, she married Cline F. Aten in Keokuk, Iowa.
He survives in Carthage.
    She is also survived by two sons, Jerry (Polly) Aten of Tucson, Ariz., and Rudy (Carol) Aten of Galesburg (IL); one sister, Geraldine Donaldson of Rushville; one sister-in-law, Nelda Moughan of Springfield; four grandchildren, Wendy and Tyler Aten and Lance and Heather Aten. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
    Mrs. Aten graduated with the Rushville High School Class of 1936, Rushville. She had worked as a teller for the Rushville State Bank, prior to moving to
Carthage. She worked for Marine Trust Company of Carthage as a cashier for 35 years, retiring in 1985. She enjoyed spending time with her family. She was
a member of the First Christian Church of Carthage where she served as church secretary and treasurer for many years.
    Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday (March 17, 1999) at the First Christian Church in Carthage with the Rev. Philip M. Nevius officiating. Burial will be in the
Rushville Cemetery in Rushville.
    Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Lamporte Funeral Home of Carthage where the family will meet friends between 6 and 8 p.m. A memorial has been established for the First Christian Church of Carthage."

Obituary for Anna Louise GERMAN
The Rushville Times, May 11, 1938
Mrs. W. B. Jones
     Anna Louise, daughter of Joseph & Isabelle German, was born on a farm 2 !/2 miles southeast of Astoria, March 21, 1858 and departed this life at ther home in Bader, May 4, 1938, aged 80 years, 1 month, & 13 days.
     She was baptized, April 8, 1877 by Elder Benjamin Walton and united with the Christian Church at Bader. On February 2, 1879 she was united in marriage to William Byron Jones. To this union were born 3 daughters & 2 sons, Cora, wife of William S. Henderson of Rushville, Myrtle, wife of Harry Stauffer of Hickory township, William J. of Astoria & Loren B. of Macomb, also 15 grandchildren & 19 great-grandchildren remain.
     She was the olders of a family of 10 children, 3 of whom with her father & mother have preceded her in death. Six are left, Jefferson & Vada, wife of M. L. Kolp, both of Browning township, Dove, wife of J. L. Demy of Urbana, Clara, Belle & David, all of Astoria.
    Funeral services were held at the Bader church, Friday at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. L. A. Crown. Burial in the Bader cemetery.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Albert Franklin VANORDER
The Rushville Times, March 1, 1933
     Albert Franklin VanOrder, son of George and Nancy VanOrder, was born near Rushville, October 26, 1874 and departed this life February 28, 1933 at the age of 59 years 4  months and 2 days.
     Mr. VanOrder is survived by 1 daughter, Fronia VanOrder of Quincy, 2 sisters, Mrs. Lorinda Peterman and Mrs. Lydia Huckabro, and 1 brother, John VanOrder of Rushville.  Other who preceded him in death are his wife, his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters.
     Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Baptist Church conducted by Rev. H. M. Cady. Interment in city cemetery.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Mrs. Jennie WELCH BRADBURY
Vermont Union, January 17, 1974
    Mrs. Jennie Bradbury, 77, daughter of John and Elizzie Lybarger Welch was born July 23, 1895 in Vermont, and passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, at
Pekin Memorial Hospital. She had been a resident of the Americana Nursing Center in Pekin for four and one-half years. Prior to that she resided in Rushville and Beardstown. She married James W. Bradbury at Keokuk, Iowa on Feb. 21, 1920. He preceded her in death on Aug. 27, 1941. Surviving are two sons Alfred of Stafford, VA and James of Havana; two daughters, Mrs. Vera Rigler of Pekin and Mrs. Vernon (Mary) Landes of Beardstown; two grandchildren; one step-grandson, two great-grandchildren and one step great-grandchild. Besides her parents and husband, one daughter and one sister preceded her in death.
Funeral services were held Friday morning in the Faith Tabernacle Church in Pekin, and grave-side services were held that afternoon in the Rushville Cemetery.
Mrs. Bradbury has several relatives here and in the surrounding area.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Caroline BRADBURY REBMAN
The Rushville Times, May 1985
    Rushville - Services for Caroline Rebman, 79, of Rushville, who died Tuesday in Culbertson Memorial Hospital. will be 2 P.M. Thursday in Worthington Funeral Home here. The Rev. Michael Orsted will officiate and burial is in Rushville City Cemetery. Family visitation is 7 - 9 tonight.
    She was born Dec. 27, 1905, in Rushville, a daughter of Walter and Mary L. VanOrder Bradbury. She was a member of the Rushville First United
Presbyterian Church. She married George Rebman June 12, 1923 in Rushville. He died July 23, 1971.
    Surviving are two sons, Thomas and James, both of Rushville; four daughters, Mary Jeanette Thompson and Zelma Aline Logan, Rushville, Harriet Enloe of Salem, MO and Mildred Irene Wilson of Havana; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Marshall VanOrder of Port Hueneme, Calif.; and a sister, Margaret Lerch of Rushville. She was preceded in death by a son, George H.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for William E. BRADBURY
Former Rushville Man dies At Monmouth
    William E. Bradbury, 59, of Monmouth, a former Rushville resident , died Thursday afternoon at a Monmouth hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday at 1:30 P.M. at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Burial will be in the Vermont Cemetery.
    Mr. Bradbury was born Jan. 19, 1900 in Rushville to Walter and Lorinda VanOrder Bradbury. He resided in Rushville where he was a paper hanger by trade until 1941 when he moved to Monmouth. His wife, the former Margaret Welch of Vermont, an infant daughter and a brother, James W. Bradbury, are deceased.
    Surviving are two sons, Herman L. Bradbury of Lemont, IL and Lyle Bradbury at home; five sisters, Mrs. Edith Knowles, Mrs. Grace Menely, Mrs. Frances Poole, Mrs. Caroline Rebman and Mrs. Margaret Lerch, all of Rushville; a bother, Robert Bradbury of Canton and a foster brother, Marshall VanOrder of Rushville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for James Walter BRADBURY
The Rushville Times,
    James Walter Bradbury was born September 7, 1892, and departed this life, August 27, 1941, aged 48 years, 11 months and 20 days. He was united in marriage to Miss Jennie Welch of Vermont, February 21, 1920. To this union were born five children, one dying in infancy. Those living are: Alred, who is home on furlough from service in the United States navy, Vera, Mary and James all at home. James Walter is also survived by the following members of his family: his father and mother, Walter and Lorinda Bradbury, of Rushville, Mrs. Grace Menely, Mrs. Frances Poole and Mrs. Caroline Rebman, of Rushville, Mrs. Edith Knowles of Clayton, Mrs. Margaret Lerch of Littleton, William Bradbury of Roseville, Robert Bradbury of Canton, a foster-brother, Marshall VanOrder of Rushville, a half-brother John William, of Birmingham, England, and a half-sister, Mrs. Emma Webb, of Manchester, England.
    James Walter Bradbury was a  member of the Presbyterian church and was a kind and loving husband and father. He served his country as a soldier in the World War and was greatly loved by all of his comrades.
    Funeral services were held Friday, August 29, at the Gordon Funeral home conducted by Rev. Raymond Lisenbee of Beardstown.

Carol Longwell Miller   Obituary for Virginia MENELY CADY
The Rushville Times, April 29, 1987
Virginia Cady of Rushville Dies
    Virginia Cady, 68, of 318 E. Jefferson St., Rushville, died Thursday, April 23 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. Services were held Sunday in the Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard Herath officiated, and burial was in Rushville City Cemetery. Born Aug 15, 1918, in Rushville to Harry and Grace Bradbury Menely, she married Thomas Cady Sept. 9, 1949, in Rushville. He died Aug. 17, 1972.
    One brother and one sister also preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Terry of Tempe, Ariz., and Michael of West Liberty, Iowa; two step grandchildren; two brothers, Harry Menely of Berwick and Floyd of Beardstown; two sisters, Pauline White and Mildred Ford of Rushville.
    She was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church of Rushville and the American Legion Auxiliary. She had worked as a secretary at the Farmers Home Administration in Rushville.

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