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ROBERT WALSH
Versailles, Illinois:  Robert Walsh age 80 of Versailles, Illinois passed away Thursday afternoon, September 9, 2004 at Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
He was born May 7, 1924 in Versailles Township in Brown County the son of Roland and Sybil Irene Cole Walsh. He married Helen Irene Logsdon on January 21, 1950 in Versailles and she preceded him in death on July 18, 2002.
Mr. Walsh owned and operated Walsh Appliance Service in Versailles for several years retiring in 1989. Earlier in life he had worked for George Lindsey Hardware and Appliances in Versailles from 1946 until 1972.
Mr. Walsh attended Hall School near Versailles.
He was a veteran of World War II having served his country in the United States Army Air Corps.
Mr. Walsh served as Mayor of Versailles and had also served on the Village Board for several years. He had served as a volunteer fireman and was a member of the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374 and a former member of the Versailles American Legion Post #1107. He always enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.
Survivors include 2 children Judy Gale Walsh of Versailles and John Robert Walsh and his wife Rolaine of Bloomington, Illinois. 1 sister Mary Priscilla Morath of Chambersburg, Illinois and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Thomas Richard Walsh.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, September 11, 2004 in the Versailles West Side Cemetery with Rev. Lane Ransdell officiating. Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Mt.Sterling American Legion Post # 374.
There will be no visitation.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



JEAN WASHBURN
Versailles, Illinois: Patricia Jean Washburn age 78 of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 9:40 p.m. Sunday, June 3, 2007 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mt. Sterling.
She was born February 9, 1929 in Beardstown, Illinois the daughter of Glenn Allen and Veda Louise Smith Davis. She married Daniel Washburn.
Mrs. Washburn was a dispatcher for GTE and Verizon Telephone Company for 38 years before retiring in 1985.
She attended Lutheran school in Beardstown and graduated from Beardstown High School.
Mrs. Washburn always enjoyed doing needlepoint and crocheting before losing her vision, but her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include 1 daughter Carla Butler and her husband Ed of Perry, Illinois. 2 grandchildren Meghan Surratt and her husband Josh and Shane Bronk of all of Perry, Illinois. 2 great grandchildren Hayden and Jackson Surratt of Perry also survive along with several aunts and uncles.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
At her request cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services or visitation.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



JAMES M. WAUGH
Versailles, Illinois: James M. "Jim" Waugh age 61 of Versailles, Illinois passed away at 10:52 p.m. Sunday, June 13, 2004 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Illinois.
He was born August 10, 1942 in Beardstown, Illinois the son of Chalmer and Emma Anderson Waugh. He married Mary Lee Kauffman on October 2, 1971 in Beardstown, Illinois and she survives.
Mr. Waugh was a truck driver for several trucking companies, most recently driving for Clinard Truck Service in Mt. Sterling.
He attended Beardstown Schools and had also attended the La Grange Chapel in Brown County.
Mr. Waugh was a volunteer for the Versailles Fire Department and always enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and talking to truck drivers on the CB Radio, but his greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife Mary Lee Waugh of Versailles. 7 children Rick Buss and his wife Joni of Meredosia, Chris Buss and his wife Marla of Meredosia, Jimmy Waugh and his wife Priscilla of West Chicago, Illinois, Angela Sherman and her husband Mark of Winfield, Missouri, Terry Waugh and his wife Renee of Aurora, Illinois, Todd Buss and his wife Lorri of Batavia, Illinois and Kenneth Waugh and his fiancée Becky Baker of Versailles. 24 grandchildren. 8 great grandchildren. 2 sisters Bonnie Fleek of Jacksonville, Illinois and Mary Yeager of Beardstown. 1 half brother Robert Anderson of Lockport, Illinois and 1 aunt Rose Yeager of Beardstown, Illinois also survives along with his father-in-law James Lefty Kauffman of Versailles.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Lee Martel Waugh, 1 granddaughter Katie Marie Welch, 1 great grandson Anthony Sanders and 1 half brother Harry Waugh.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Tommy Farmer officiating.
Burial will be in the Versailles West Side Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



Martha Wells
  Long-time resident of Sterling, dies
Mrs. Martha Wells of Sterling, 78, died Saturday afternoon at the Sterling community hospital, following a long illness. Born November 3, 1888, in Ontario, Canada, she came to Sterling in 1892. She lived in Windfield and Salina before moving back to Sterling. She was married to Virgil G. Wells, October, 4, 1911 in Sterling. She was a member of the Sterling Methodist church the Sterling PEO and the Eastern Star.
Survivors include the widower of the home; one daughter Mrs. S. A. Edgar of Auburn, Alabama and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow in the Porter and Sillin Funeral home in Sterling with Rev. Phil Chastain officiating. Burial will be in the Raymond cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home until services time tomorrow.
Note: **Found in a scrapbook, Astoria Argus Album written in inside cover - probably Sterling, Kansas. other obits on the same scrapbook page are dated 1959-1975 - all obits from the Astoria Argus. (contrib. by Sara Hemp)



MARY WELTY
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Mary B. Welty age 79 of Palmyra, Missouri and formerly of Brown County, Illinois passed away at 12:30 p.m. Monday, August 30, 2004 at her residence.
She was born April 17, 1925 in Schuyler County, Illinois the daughter of Orren Clifford and Lula Mae Danner Gillenwaters. She married Delbert Richard Welty on October 25, 1941 in Palmyra, Missouri and he preceded her in death on October 18, 1996.
Mrs. Welty was a homemaker and earlier in life worked as a waitress in several area restaurants. She also worked for Motorola in Quincy for several years.
She attended Webster School in Rushville, Illinois and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palmyra, Missouri where she attended the Fidelis Sunday School Class. Mrs. Welty always enjoyed needlework, crafts and reading.
Survivors include 6 children Theresa Kindhart of Palmyra, Missouri, Alice Harbison of Hannibal, Missouri, Gayle Welty and his wife Betsy of Hannibal, Missouri, Lynn Welty and his wife Connie of Columbia, Missouri, Connie Burch and her husband Frank of Hannibal, Missouri and Scott Welty of Palmyra, Missouri. 2 sisters Wava Zednick of Chicago, Illinois and Martha Fletcher of Staunton, Indiana. 19 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren also survive along with several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson Charles Albert Kindhart, 4 brothers Gayle, Oras, Orren and Kingfish Gillenwaters and 2 sisters Ellowene Donnelly and Delphine Learned.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 3, 2004 in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Terry Buster officiating.
Burial will be in Mounds Cemetery near Timewell, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5 until 8 Thursday evening at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 a.m. until time of services on Friday at the funeral home.
A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 2, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Palmyra, Missouri.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.



PAUL WENGER
Rushville - Paul Lee Wenger, 49, of Rushville died at 5:42 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, 1991, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville. Born Oct. 13, 1942, in Brown County to Ezra and Edna Ferrell Wenger, he
married Betty Bedenbender on July 2, 1961, in Rushville. She survives, along with two sons, Kenneth and Dean, both of Rushville; one brother, Dale of Rushville; one sister, Mrs. Lyle (Joan) Ganther of Princeton; two granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews. A Schuyler County farmer, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America Alumni and the National Farmers Organization. He attended the Free Methodist Church in Rushville. Services will be at the Rushville church, with Revs. Robert Goldsboro and J. Robert Kirkham officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. Burial will be in Palm Cemetery, Rushville. [Peoria Journal Star, November 30, 1991 - contrib. by Sara Hemp]



M. MARIE WITTKOPF
M. Marie Martin Wttkopf, 100, formerly of Plymouth, died at 2:35 p.m. Sunday (May 22, 2011) in the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
She was born Jan. 26, 1911, in Brown County, to Roscoe Henry and Mabel Ann Nichols Diehl. She was first married to Alfred Martin June 11, 1934, in Carthage. He died Jan. 28, 1968. She later married Glenn Wittkopf Sept. 15, 1972, in Quincy. He died July 28, 1992.
Marie was a homemaker and attended First Baptist Church of Plymouth. She loved horses and enjoyed yardsaling and spending time with her family. She is survived by a son, Don (Pat) Martin of Colchester; a daughter, Glenna (Howard) Prather of Rushville; a stepdaughter, Norma (Rodney) Johnson of Pittsfield; six grandchildren, Jackie Bayer and fiance of Ohio, Ronnie Martin and friend of California, Donella (Nell) (Jurl) Southerland of Littleton, Peggy Marcelino of Rushville, Phyllis (Tim) Metz of Versailles and Allan (Jennie) Prather of Texas; great-grandchildren, Tyler Martin of Germany, Dowell Southerland of Littleton, Seth (fiance Lacey) Marcelino of Rushville and Justin Workman of Beardstown; and a great-great-granddaughter, Kendyl Marcelino of Rushville.
She was preceded in death by a brother, George Diehl; and a sister, Anna Lou Jones.
SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, conducted by the Rev. Jerry Taylor. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery near Fishhook. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]



LOWELL GEORGE WOODWARD
Lowell George Woodward, 68, of Mount Sterling, died at 6:57 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 12, 2011) in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born Aug. 21, 1943 in Plainville, a son of Loyd and Marie West Woodward. He married Susie Teefey on Feb. 4, 1984, in Mount Sterling, and she survives. Mr. Woodward owned and operated Deer Ridge Auto Parts in Quincy, Meredosia, Carthage and Mount Sterling for several years. He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling and of the Knight of Columbus Council No. 1281. George was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and Brown County High School sports fan. Survivors include his wife, Susie Woodward of Mount Sterling; five children, Tim Woodward at home, Rick Woodward of Tacoma, Wash., Monica Brumagin of Reisterston, Md., Theresa Leffew of Quincy, and Melissa Woodward of Baltimore, Md.; five grandchildren, James and Brian Leffew, and Madison, Taylor and Kennedy Brumagin; and two sisters, Carol Gronewold of Lima and Pat Cherry of Quincy. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Donald Delbert and Dale Woodward. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday funeral Mass will be held in the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, with Rev. Thomas Henseler conducting. Burial will be in Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. A prayer service will be conducted at the conclusion of the visitation at the funeral home. Friends also may call from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]


DANIEL R. WORT
Mt. Sterling, Illinois: Daniel Rioth Wort age 54 of Mt. Sterling, Illinois passed away at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois.
He was born August 15, 1949 in Beardstown, Illinois the son of Rioth C. and Jean Underwood Wort. He married Carolyn Kindhart Howard on August 6, 1976 in Mt. Sterling and she survives. They were married for 27 wonderful years.
Dan was employed by the Illinois Department of Transportation for 33 years. His most recent position was Field Technician V for Adams and Hancock counties. In 1993 he received technician of the year for District 6. Dan retired in December 2002.
He was a graduate of Brown County High School with the Class of 1967 and graduated from Spoon River College in 1970.
Dan served in the Army Reserve from November 1970 until November 1976 obtaining the rank of Senior Drill Sergeant E-7.
He was baptized in the Catholic faith as an infant and later baptized at the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling, where he was an active member serving as elder and trustee.
Dan was a member of the Mt. Sterling American Legion Post #374, a member of the Rushville 40 & 8, Brown County Hunters Association, National Rifle Association, Central Illinois Gun Collectors Association, was an avid fan of Brown County High School sports and he enjoyed hunting. His favorite past time was spending time at his farm, and his greatest joy was being with family and friends. Dan had a kindness about him that made everyone love him. He was truly one of a kind and he will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Wort of Mt. Sterling. 1 son Greg Wort and his wife Jill of Mt. Sterling. 3 daughters Tammy Underwood and her husband Doug of Mt. Sterling, Kimberly Stramler and her husband Ross of California and Carol Wilkes and her husband Bryan of Virginia. His mother Jean Wort Ihnen of La Prairie, Illinois. 1 step grandmother Alice Ihnen of Golden. 2 brothers Darin Wort of Mt. Sterling and Jay Ihnen and his wife Nancy of LaPrairie. 2 sisters Denise Rossiter and her husband Charles of Coatsburg, Illinois and Lisa Surratt and her husband Steve of Mt. Sterling. His grandchildren Alicia Volk and her husband Shawn, Jessie Galloway, Sara Underwood, Brian Underwood, Kristin Underwood, Joshua Wilkes and Abigail Wilkes and he was awaiting the arrival of twin grandsons in October. Great grandchildren Emma Volk and Aubrey Frazier and he was expecting a third great grandchild in July. He was also survived by a granddog, Buster.
He was preceded in death by his father Rioth C. Wort, Stepfather Orville Ihnen, 1 brother David Wort and several grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 24, 2004 in the First Christian Church in Mt. Sterling with Rev. Dr. Ambrose Stump officiating.
Burial will be in the Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery. A military service will be conducted at the graveside.
Visitation will be from 3 until 8 Sunday at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling. Friends may also call 1 hour prior to services on Monday at the church.
The Hendricker Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of the arrangements.

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