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Mary L. Adams
The Herald regrets to announce the death, on Wednesday night of Mrs Mary L Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, of this city.  Mrs Adams was an estimable lady and much beloved by a large circle of friends.  She was born at Mount Sterling, in this State, and moved with her parents to California, when she was but four years of age.  She remained there until the death of her parents; in 1865, when she returned to this city. She was married to Mr Adams about six years since.  She was 24 years of age.  The funeral services will take place at the residence of Mr Adams, corner of State and Tenth streets, this afternoon at 2 o'clock.  [Quincy Daily Herald, February 26, 1875]



Solena Elvira ADAMS
Solena Elvira ADAMS was born June 25, 1850, in Schuyler county, 9 miles south of Rushville, and died at the home of her son, W. J. GOLLIHER, at Cooperstown, Illinois, January 16, 1931.
Obituary source: Schuyler County Jailhouse Museum
Another obituary for Solena Elvira ADAMS
She was married to Henry D. GOLLIHER in 1876.  To this union were born two sons: Buford A., of Quincy, and W. J. of Cooperstown.  She was again united in marriage to John BLACK in 1883.  To this union were born two sons and two daughters: Mrs. Lena BRIDGEWATER of Kewanee, Mrs. Lizzie WARDELL of Hardin, John BLACK of Frederick, and George BLACK of Versailles.
She united with the Baptist church near Clinton, Missouri in 1886 and always lived a consistent Christian life.
She is survied by her children and a number of grandchildren, one sister, Agatha ADAMS and one uncle, James P. BLACK of Rushville, and a nephew and niece, Clarence BLACK of Chicago, and Mrs. Joe CLAYTON of Mt. Sterling and Mrs. BLACK was of a home-loving disposition, a kind and loving mother.
Card of Thanks - - We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their sympathy and kindness during the sickness and death of our dear mother and sister, Mrs. Solena BLACK; also for the beautiful flowers. The Children and Miss Agatha ADAMS.



JOHN L. AKRIGHT
Timewell, Illinois:  John Lloyd Akright age 76 of Timewell, Illinois passed away at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.
He was born January 16, 1928 in Timewell, Illinois the son of Herbert and Cecil Whiteside Akright. He married Phyllis E. Cutforth on April 20, 1952 in Timewell and she survives.
Mr. Akright was a retired rural mail carrier for the United States Postal Service having worked in both Timewell and Clayton . He had also worked as a self-employed carpenter.
He attended Timewell Schools and graduated from Mt. Sterling High School with the Class of 1946.
Mr. Akright was a veteran of the Korean War having served his country in the United States Army.
He was a devoted member of the Timewell Christian Church having served the church in several capacities. Mr. Akright was also a member and past commander of the Timewell American Legion Post #1059. He had also served as commander of the American Legion 20th District and as commander of the American Legion 3rd Division. Mr. Akright was a member of Adams County 40 & 8, was a former member of the Timewell Lions Club and had assisted with the foundation of Brown County Youth Baseball. He was an avid reader and always enjoyed collecting coins.
John truly loved the time spent with his family and was always known as a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife Phyllis Akright of Timewell, Illinois. 4 children Jean Akright of Springfield, Illinois, Marsha Wagner and her husband Ed of Mt. Sterling, Richard Akright and his wife Patti of Littleton, Colorado and Robert Akright and his wife Cheryl of Moscow, Russia and Tabernash, Colorado. 4 grandchildren Erin and Kyle Akright both of Littleton, Colorado and Chris and Andrew Wagner both of Mt. Sterling. 1 sister-in-law Ruth Akright of Quincy also survives along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 brothers Russell and Verne Akright and 1 brother in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Steve Griffin officiating.
Burial will be in the Mounds Cemetery near Timewell, Illinois. A military service will be conducted at the graveside by the Timewell American Legion Post #1059.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.
Memorials are suggested to the Timewell Christian Church, the Timewell American Legion Post #1059 or the Blessing Hospital Dialysis Unit.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



RUTH A. AKRIGHT
Timewell, Illinois:  Ruth Alline Akright age 98 of Quincy, Illinois and formerly of Timewell, Illinois passed away at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Sunset Home in Quincy, Illinois.
She was born August 19, 1905 in Perry Springs, Illinois the daughter of Julius and Rachel Ann Durbin Conrad. She married Russell Lee Akright on December 18, 1927 in the bride s home in Timewell, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 2, 1998.
Ruth retired, along with Russell, in June of 1972 from the United States Postal Service as a postal clerk at Timewell after 30 years of service. She was a graduate of Clayton High School. Ruth was a devoted member of the Timewell Christian Church and had attended St. John s Anglican Church in Quincy for the past 6 years. She was a member of the Timewell American Legion Post #1059 Auxiliary and a 75-year member of the Royal Neighbors of America. Ruth loved time spent with her family and was always regarded as a caring wife, mother and grandmother.
Survivors include 2 sons James Russell Akright and his wife Marilyn Parker Akright of Comstock Park, Michigan and Charles Walter Akright and his wife Sharon Mosher Akright of Quincy, Illinois. 6 grandchildren Brenda Ducat and her husband Lenny of Sand Lake, Michigan, Greg Akright and his wife Carol of Comstock Park, Michigan, Scott Akright of Rockford, Michigan, Kris Miller and her husband Mark of Princeton, Indiana, Jennifer Engelmeyer and her husband John of Quincy, Illinois and Carrie Sohn and her husband Jim of Quincy, Illinois. 9 great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother Charles Conrad.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 22, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Steve Griffin officiating.
Burial will be in the Mounds Cemetery near Timewell, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5 until 7 Friday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Saturday.
A memorial service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at the St. John s Anglican Church in Quincy, Illinois.
Memorials are suggested to the Timewell Christian Church, the St. John s Anglican Church or Sunset Home.
Condolences for the family may be left on line at www.hendrickerfh.com.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Arthur Dale Allen
Arthur Dale Allen, 66, of Clayton died at 8:40 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.
Born Feb 5, 1941 in Beardstown, he was a son of Arthur Melvin and Geneva Smith Allen.  He married Betty Smith on Dec 27, 1960 in Beardstown.  She survives.
He attended school in Beardstown and was a truck spotter for Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling.  He enjoyed time with his family, going fishing, looking for mushrooms, scratching lottery tickets and spending time with his with Betty at the gambling boat.
Survivors include his wife Betty Allen of Clayton;  a son, Brian Allen of Pikeville, KY;  four daughters, Wanda Robertson of Quincy, Beth Clinging and her husband Jeff of Quincy, Laura Lieurance and her husband Bobe of Payson, and Jeris Grim and her husband Ryan of Quincy;  six grandsons, Nathan Allen, Jordan Robertson, Collin Clinging, Jacob Allen, Lucas Lieurance and Kaden Grim;  four granddaughters, Sara Metz, Lindsay Clinging, Hannah Allen and Lexi Grim;  three great granddoughters, Sami Allen, Madi Metz and Ella Allen;  one brother, Harold Reichart and his wife Susan of Clayton;  one sister, Linda Heuerman and her husband Dan of Toledo;  and many close family and friends.
His parents, stepparents, three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.
Cremation rites have been accorded.  Graveside services were conducted at 10:30 am, Saturday May 19, 2007 at the Versailles West Side Cemetery with the Rev Jerry Harris officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.
Hamilton Funeral Home in Clayton was in charge of the arrangements.  [Democrat-Message, May 23, 2007]  



DONALD W. ALLEN
Mt. Sterling, Illinois:  Donald Wesley Allen age 70 of Jacksonville, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling passed away at 5:22 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 2004 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.
He was born July 23, 1934 in East Alton, Illinois the son of Lewis Stanley and Mary Adaline Davis Allen. He married Sandra Sue Chapman on April 9, 1961 at the First United Methodist Church in Mt. Sterling and she survives.
Mr. Allen worked for C.I.P.S. in Meredosia as a heavy equipment operator for over 30 years. He was a graduate of Meredosia High School with the Class of 1953.
Mr. Allen served his country in the United States Army from 1953 until 1956.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling and was also a member of the International Brotherhood of Engineers Local No. 148, Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374, where he served as treasurer for 11 years and was a Boy Scout Troop Leader for 8 years in Mt. Sterling.
Survivors include his wife Sandra Allen of Jacksonville, Illinois. 2 children David Mack Allen and his finance Lorie Wilson of Pittsfield, Illinois and Hope Lorraine Graham and her husband Steven of Jacksonville, Illinois.
3 grandchildren Natasha Lorraine Hayes, Shayla Allen and Scott Wesley Allen all of Jacksonville. 2 brothers Jack Lewis Allen of Fairbanks, Alaska and Russell Dean Allen of Meredosia, Illinois and 2 sisters Betty Lou Crow and Judy Sisk both of Meredosia, Illinois also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister Arlene Allen and 2 brothers James Melvin Allen and Stanley Lee Allen.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, August 14, 2004 in the First Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dan Edwards officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery. Military services will be conducted at the graveside.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services on Saturday at the church.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.


Norma Jean Huddleston Allen
KNOXVILLE - Norma Jean Allen, 65, of 407 N. Hebard St. died at 11:35 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 1997, at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Born April 26, 1932, in Wilmington, Mo., to Arthur and Dorothy Huddleston, she married Jack Allen.
Surviving are one sister, Viola Polk of Jacksonville, and one brother, Arthur Huddleston of Mount Sterling.
She was a former dietitian at MacMurray College in Jacksonville.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Gillham Cemetery, rural Winchester. Visitation will be one half-hour before services at the cemetery. Arrangements are by Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville.  [Peoria Journal Star, July 31, 1997]



Amanda M. Howell Allison
DIED Allison - In Mt. Sterling, Illinois, on the 30th of January, of lung fever and heart disease, after an illness of five days, Mrs. Amanda M. Allison, daughter of Thomas and S. C. Howell.
She was converted in 1860 and united with the Methodist church, and lived a consistent Christian life till called away by death. She had been a resident of Kansas for five years, and came home some ten months since on account of ill health. She was visiting friends in Mt. Sterling when stricken down. In all her suffering she gave bright evidence of her acceptance with Christ. The day before her death she sent for the minister and expressed her willingness to die and be at rest. She leaves a husband in Kansas, father, mother, brothers, sisters and a large circle of friends to mourn her loss; but we mourn not as those who have no hope.
    "I know thou art gone to the home of they rest,
    Then why should my soul be so sad?
    I know thou art gone where they weary are blest,
    And the mourner looks up and is glad.
    "I never look up with a wish to the sky
    But a light like thy beauty is there;
    And I hear a low murmur like thine in reply
    When I pour out my spirit in prayer."
    T.S. HOWELL
[The Schuyler Citizen, Rushville, Schuyler County, IL, February 15, 1872]



MARCIA ANDERSON
Mt. Sterling, Illinois:  Marcia Anderson age 83 of Glen Carbon, Illinois and formerly of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, September 19, 2004 at the Eden Village in Glen Carbon.
She was born May 12, 1921 in Cheyenne, Wyoming the daughter of Conrad M. and Anna Fobes Grebe. She married Kenneth A. Anderson on July 11, 1943 at Camp Crowder, Missouri and he survives.
Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker. She graduated from Colorado Women s College in Denver with an associate s degree and also attended the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Mrs. Anderson was a member of the First Baptist Church of Timewell. She had served as a Girl Scout Leader for many years, served as president of Quincy Baptist Association Woman, was also president of Area Two American Baptist Women, and was a board member of the American Baptist Women, Great River Region.
Survivors include her husband Rev. Kenneth Anderson of Glen Carbon, Illinois. 2 daughters Barbara Ferguson and her husband Jack of Versailles, Illinois and Judy Fogleman and her husband Louis of Centralia, Illinois. 6 grandchildren Kevin Ferguson of Washington, Missouri, Kristy Deardorff of Versailles, Illinois, Kathy Swindle of Montgomery, Illinois, LuAnn Droege of Irvington, Illinois, Mary Jacobs of Centralia, Illinois and Lisa Isaac of Greenville, Illinois. 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 daughter Christine Anderson and 2 sisters Donna Spear and Nelwyn DuQuoin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2004 at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dan Holland officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Wednesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Thursday.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Marvin "Bill" J. Armel
MOUNT STERLING - Marvin J. "Bill" Armel, 90, of Heritage Manor Nursing Home died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1993, at the home.
Born Feb. 13, 1903, in Schuyler County to William Carey and Delilah Icenogle Armel, he married Tressa Hawkshaw on Dec. 1, 1935, in Brown County. She survives.
Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Three brothers and four sisters preceded him in death.
He was a lifelong farmer in Brown County.
He attended Mount Sterling First Christian Church Disciples of Christ.
Graveside memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cooperstown Cemetery, near Mount Sterling. The Rev. Bill Brown will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Hendricker Funeral Home. [Peoria Journal Star, August 27, 1993, Page: C11].


Tressa J. Hawkshaw Armel
MOUNT STERLING - Tressa J. Armel, 91, of Heritage Manor Nursing Home died there at 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, 1998.
Born Feb. 21, 1907, in Brown County to James and Nellie Turner Hawkshaw, she married Marvin "Bill" Armel on Dec. 1, 1935, in Brown County. He died Aug. 25, 1993. Two brothers and four half sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews including, William Hawkshaw Jr. of Rushville, David and Donald Hawkshaw, both of Springfield, and Robert Lanier of Galesburg; and one niece, Letha Gillette of Rushville.
She attended Mount Sterling First Christian Church.
Cremation has been accorded. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cooperstown Cemetery, rural Mount Sterling. The Rev. Phoebe Blankenship will officiate. Arrangements are by Hendricker Funeral Home. [Peoria Journal Star, October 2, 1998]



Alline Armstrong
MACOMB - Alline Armstrong, 92, of Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Aug. 20, 1906, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Walter and Margaret Lashbrook Lawson. She married Ralph L. Armstrong in 1926 in Rushville; he died in 1993.
Mrs. Armstrong taught school for 25 years in Schuyler and Brown Counties, retiring in 1970. She and her husband owned and operated the R&A Coin Wash in Rushville for many years until 1971. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville and the Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors: three sons, Thomas (wife, Mary) Armstrong of Rushville, Jack (wife, Marilyn) Armstrong of Newport News, Va., and Larry (wife, Judy) Armstrong of Concord; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; five great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandsons; and a sister, Pauline Mason of Macomb.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, First United Methodist Church, Rushville, the Rev. Scott Henley and the Rev. Stacey Tomich officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.
Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements. [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 25, 1999]



Alline Lawson Armstrong
RUSHVILLE - Alline Armstrong, 92, of Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died at 2:55 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Aug. 20, 1906, in Schuyler County to Walter and Margaret Lashbrook Lawson, she married Ralph L. Armstrong on May 7, 1926, in Rushville. He died Aug. 10, 1993. One grandson, two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, Thomas of Rushville, Jack of Newport News, Va., and Larry of Concord; one sister, Pauline Mason of Macomb; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandsons.
She taught school in Schuyler and Brown counties for 25 years, retiring in 1970. She and her husband also owned and operated the R&A Coin Wash in Rushville for many years until 1971. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville. She also was a member of Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at her church. The Revs. Scott Henley and Stacey Tomich will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Village Retirement Center in Macomb, McDonough District Hospital, her church or Triopia School Foundation in Concord.  [Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 1999] 


Anna Agnus Armstrong
Mrs. Norman Bradley, Anna Agnus Armstrong, daughter of Thomas G. and Sina E. Armstrong, was born February 6, 1893, in Mt. Sterling, Ill., and departed this life June 18, 1928.
    She was united in marriage to Norman N. Bradley, March 7, 1910. To this union was born eleven children: Dorothy Agnus, Norma Lillian, Ellen Charlotte, Cecil Margery, Russell Lozell, Norman Junior, Virgil Lyle, Raymond Gerard, Thomas Jacob, Ray LaVerne, and Robert Kenneth, who died in infancy. Her mother proceeded her in death sixteen years ago.
    Besides her husband and family, she is survived by her father, Thomas G. Armstrong, and sister, Mrs. Maud Huddleston, Mrs. Eva Forsythe, and Edna E. Armstrong, and brothers, Otha and Ralph, all of Mt. Sterling; a sister, Mrs. Alta Stauffer of Griggsville; Earl and Ollie of Barry, Arthur of Carthage, Harvey of Los Angeles, Calif., Frank of Fort Logan, Calif., and Bruce of Burns, Wyo., and a host of friends from whose midst she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Methodist Church, in charge of Rev. W.F. Huff, and interment was made in the (Mt. Sterling) City Cemetery.



KATHRYN KATIE ARMSTRONG
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Kathryn Mae Katie Armstrong age 79 of Mt. Sterling passed away at 2:37 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2004 at the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born October 28, 1924 in Hurst, Illinois the daughter of Bert and Della Ballard Ogborn. She married Maurice A. Armstrong on June 28, 1946 in Peoria, Illinois and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1987.
Mrs. Armstrong was a homemaker and had also worked as a bookkeeper for Farmers State Bank in Mt. Sterling for 15 years. Earlier in life she had worked as a secretary for Caterpillar in Peoria and had also worked as a waitress.
Mrs. Armstrong attended Washington, Illinois schools and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling. She was also a 40-year member of the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 Auxiliary, served as an election judge and had volunteered at the grade school in Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Armstrong was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan and always enjoyed bowling, knitting, quilting and making candy, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Survivors include 2 daughters Karen Winner and her husband Bill and Judy Logsdon and her husband Jim all of Mt. Sterling. 4 grandchildren Jimmie McDowell of Vermont, Illinois, Stacy Scheer and her husband Ted of Mt. Sterling, Lorie Thomas and her husband Steve of Versailles and Camie Winner of Mt. Sterling. 6 great grandchildren Jay McDowell of Vermont, Illinois, Austin, Terry, Tanner and Randi Scheer all of Mt. Sterling and Hanna Thomas of Versailles. 1 brother Don Ogborn of Avon, Illinois also survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 7, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dan Edwards officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling City Cemetery.
Friends may call any time after 2 p.m. on Thursday with the family meeting friends from 6 until 8 Thursday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Friday.
Memorials are suggested to the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice or the First Baptist Church of Mt. Sterling.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Ralph L. Armstrong
RUSHVILLE - Ralph L. Armstrong, 91, of Rushville died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Rushville, with burial in Rushville City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Alline Lawson May Armstrong; three sons, Thomas of Rushville, Jack of Glouchester Point, Va., and Larry of Taylorville; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; one step-great-grandson; and two sisters, Eva Holcher of Springfield and Maude Holden of Englewood, Calif.  [State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, August 12, 1993]



Ralph L. Armstrong
RUSHVILLE - Ralph L. Armstrong, 91, of 518 N. Liberty St. died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, 1993, at Snyder Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 28, 1901, in Missouri Township, Brown County, to Thomas and Sina Ellen Whitmore Armstrong, he married Alline Lawson on May 7, 1926, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Thomas of Rushville, Jack of Gloucester Point, Va., and Larry of Taylorville; two sisters, Eva Holcher of Springfield and Maude Holden of Englewood, Calif.; six grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; two great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-grandson. Six brothers, four sisters and one grandson preceded him in death.
He operated a Shell service station in Plymouth for seven years and later operated D-X Oil Bulk Plant in Rushville for 25 years. He and his wife founded R&A Coin Wash in Rushville, retiring in 1971. He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville and was a former member of RSVP.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at his church. The Rev. Jerry Watkins will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.  [Peoria Journal Star, August 11, 1993]



Thomas J. Armstrong
Thomas J. Armstrong, 79, of Rushville, passed away at 7:25 PM Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
He was born on February 2, 1928 in Missouri Township, Brown County, Illinois, the son of the late Ralph and Alline (Lawson) Armstrong.  He married Mary L. Edwards on July 3, 1947 in Macomb and she survives.
Also surviving are a daughter Sharon Gray of Colchester, five brothers Jack Armstrong and wife Marilyn of Newport News, Virginia, Larry Armstrong and wife Judy of Concord, Russell Bradley of Meredosia, Lyle Bradley and wife Janey of Liberty, and Steve Bradley and wife Linda of Chapin and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son Steven Armstrong, two brothers Raymond and Norman Bradley, three sisters Dorothy Shank, Margie Allison, Lillian Cookson.
A 1946 graduate of Rushville High School, he attended Western Illinois University in Macomb.  For 15 years he worked for Kenney Shoe Company.  In 1962, he returned to Rushville where he was a DX Gas Company bulk distributor.  During this time he also drove a school bus for Schuyler Unit 1 School District.  From 1971 to 1987 he owned and operated R & A Coin Wash in Rushville.  He also worked as a truck driver for Alexander Lumber and Rushville Truck Lines.  He retired in 2001 as a bus driver from Schuyler County Mental Health Center.
Tom was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Rushville Lions Club.
Services will be at 1:30 PM Friday, April 20, 2007 at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville with Rev. Mary Arnold officiating.  Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM Thursday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.  [Wood Funeral Home Obituary]



Alta B. Artis
ALTA B. (TICE) ARTIS, 97, a resident of Elm Wood Manor Nursing Home in Beardstown for the past year, formerly of Mount Sterling, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 5, 1982) in Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. She was born Sept. 27, 1884, in Mount Sterling, a daughter of Jasper and Annie Wilson Tice. On May 27, 1946, she married Homer Artis in Pittsfield. He died in September, 1946. Mrs. Artis was a member of Mount Sterling Church of Nazarene. Surviving are two stepsons, Paul of Warren, Mich., and Ray of Douglas, Ariz.; a brother, Duward Tice of Mount Sterling; and several grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three brothers. Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Northcutt Funeral Home by the Rev. William Shotts. Burial will be in Mount Sterling City Cemetery.  [Transcribed by Virginia Gorton Bonne from the Virginia Hart Collection Pike Co IL]
 



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