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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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 [Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 
Harold Anstine
 
MACOMB - Harold C. Anstine, 86, of 1200 E. Grant St. died at 4:59 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995, at McDonough District Hospital. Born March 26, 1909, near Industry to Ray and Grace Standard Anstine, he married Dorothy Robeson on June 9, 1934, in Rushville. She survives. Also surviving are two sons, Robert of Macomb and Edward of Sioux Falls, S.D.; one sister, Thelma Nardin of Normal; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He sold petroleum products for the McDonough County Farm Service for many years, retiring in 1974. He was a 65-year member of Industry Masonic Lodge 21, where he was past worshipful master. He was a member of the Quincy Consistory, the Macomb Country Club for many years and the Macomb Elks Lodge for more than 50 years. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
 
 Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. David Pease will officiate. Calling hours will be after 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with the family present one hour before services. Cremation will be accorded after the service, and private burial of cremains will be in Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.
 
 Peoria Journal Star,
December 8, 1995, Page: C8
 
[Submitted by Sara Hemp]

 
Clarence L. Aten
 
Clarence L. Aten, 87, of Macomb, former Schuyler County resident, passed away at the Americana Health Care Center in Macomb. Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) at 2 p. m. at the Clugston Chapel in Macomb, with the Rev. Dannie Lybarger officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens {Macomb, Illinois}. He was born on April 28, 1888, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, the son of Daniel Webster and Nola Young Aten. He married Bertha F. Montooth on February 4, 1910. She preceded him in death on February 3, 1973. Mr. Aten moved to Scotland Township {McDonough County, Illinois} in 1916, later moving to the Good Hope Community {Rushville Township, Schuyler County}. He also resided on a farm northeast of Macomb for 25 years, moving to Macomb in 1957. Mr. Aten had served on the Scotland and Macomb Townships school boards and he was a farmer by occupation. Surviving are seven sons - George Aten of Plymouth {Illinois} , Keith Aten of Canyon Country, California, Sloan Aten of Bushnell {Illinois}, Roscoe Aten of rural Macomb, Rex Aten of Wilmette {Illinois}, Robert Aten of Northridge, California and Richard Aten of rural Macomb; Two daughters - Mrs. Madlyn Christine of Milan {Illinois} and Mrs. Maxine Allison of rural Macomb; 20 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and five sisters, Mrs. Goldie Woodruff, Miss Letha Aten, Mrs. Vincent (Frances) Brown, Mrs. Leonard (Alliene) Brockley, and Mrs. Barnard (Leona) Horwedel, all of Vermont.
 Rushville Times
18 Dec 1975
 
[Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
 

 
Richard Aten
 
MACOMB - Richard Giles Aten, 82, of Macomb passed away Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, peacefully at home on his family's farm.
He was born April 22, 1926, the son of Clarence and Bertha Aten and the youngest of their nine children.

Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Betty Simpson Aten; his son, Mark and wife, Janet of Oxford, Miss.; and his daughter, Luan Aten of Macomb.

A daughter, Brenda Lou Aten preceded him in death.
Also surviving are four brothers, Sloan and Roscoe Aten of Macomb, Bob Aten of Gardnerville, Nev., and Rex Aten of Ramsey, N. J. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Preceding Richard in death were two of his brothers, George and Keith Aten; and two sisters, Madelyn Christine and Maxine Allison.
Richard was a life-long resident of McDonough County. He was a proud farmer and it was his life's passion.
He was also a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army.
Richard also enjoyed visiting with friends and family, country drives, roller skating, playing games, listening to country music, Allis-Chalmers farm Equipment and reminiscing about farming with a team of horses.

 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 22, 2008, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to services. The Rev. Steven Workman will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.
Peoria Journal Star, Nov. 21, 2008
 

 
Dr. Budris Andernovics
 
INDUSTRY - Dr. Budris Andernovics, 67, longtime Industry physician, died at 2:45 A.M. Saturday November 12, 1988, at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Clugston-Tibbetts Funeral Home in Macomb. Known affectionately as "Dr. Andy," he had recently retired after practicing for 34 years in Industry.
 
James Lewis ANDERSON

died: February 04, 1966
probably Macomb Daily Journal
J. Lewis Anderson, 90, Of Macomb, Dies
J. Lewis Anderson, 90, a retired mail carrier of 503 S. Johnson St., died about 5:35 p. m. Thursday at McDonough District Hospital where he had been a patient since Jan. 1 when he fell and sustained a fracture of his hip.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete. The Rev. Richard Newhall will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Anderson was born Jan. 14, 1875 at Sciota, the son of William and Amanda Hainline Anderson. He had resided his entire lifetime in McDonough County, moving to Macomb in 1903. He served as a mail carrier on Route 1, after accepting the position as carrier in 1903. He served 31 years as a carrier before retiring in 1934.
He was a member of the Macomb Methodist Church and the National Association of Retired Civil Employees. He married Frances Yard Oct. 15, 1904. She died in 1948.
Surviving are two daughters, Miss Winona Anderson of Macomb and Mrs. Mildred Fentem of Palos Heights, a son, Wendell Anderson of Chicago, three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two half brothers, Edward of pilot Mound, Iowa, and Johnny of Boone, Iowa and a half-sister, Mrs. Agnes Neff of St. Joseph, Mo. Three half brothers, Tom, Albert and William, and a sister, Margaret, died previously.

William Henry Anderson 

Many Mourn Passing Of Late Oogden Man; Services Held Wednesday for Wm. Henry Anderson; Interment Made at Glenwood Cemetery.

Funeral services for the late Wm. Henry Anderson were held on Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 at the late residence in Ogden conducted by the Rev. Morris of the Primitive Methodist church of Angus. In these services, he was assisted by Rev. W. C. Tyrrell, Rev. Chas. Davis and Rev. Roy Nelson of Boone. The singers for the services were from the Primitive Methodist Church of Fraser and Mrs. E. G. Carlson and Mrs. Thomas Walker of Ogden who sang "Gates Ajar." The pallbearers were members of the local union No. 2433, United Mine Workers of America, and were: Messrs Chas. Gallager, Albert Schrader, Tom Walker, Andrew Johnson, Andrew Bowman, and Ed Lindholm. Interment in Glenwood cemetery at Ogden.
His Life Sketch
William Henry Anderson was born in Castle Eden, Durham county, England, November 29, 1848 and died at his home in Ogden, Iowa, January 24, 1925 at
the age of 76 years one month and 25 days.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his wife and six sons, James L. of Macomb, Ill., William of Florence, Colo., Thomas, Johnnie and Albert of Ogden, Iowa, Edward of Fraser, Iowa and one daughter Mrs. Agnes Beaumont of Maysville, Mo., and 25 grandchildren. Also two sisters Mrs. J. W. Jopling of High Bridge, Iowa and Mrs. F. E. Spooner of Los Angeles, Calif. He was a miner most of his life having labored in the coal mines about 66 years and retired because of failing health about a year before his death.
Note: William Henry Anderson lived in Macomb in 1870's, married Amanda M. Hainline.

Florence E. King Agans

Rushville Times, January 5, 2000, page 13, column 1
Florence E. Agans, 96, of Macomb, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born Sept. 16, 1903, in Schuyler County, near Rushville, the daughter of Adam and Lydia Egbert King.
She married Earl Agans on Dec. 15, 1921, in Macomb. He preceded her in death on March 13, 1987.
She is survived by three daughters, Frances Phares of Macomb, Mrs. Pauline Canavit of Rock Island, and Mrs. Bob (Gladys) France of rural Industry; two sons, Edward Agans of Bushnell and Wayne Agans of Macomb; 19 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth King, of Galesburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Gerald and Robert, six brothers, Elmer, Eddie, Artie, Alfred, Fred and Clarence King, four sisters, Helen Buck, Gladys Junhke, Hazel Rasenow, and Doris King. She had lived her early life in Rushville. She then moved to Frederick, and then to Macomb in 1929. She had worked for Rainbow Cleaners for one year in 1937. She also worked for Hillyer Cleaners and Sweeney Cleaners for 17 years, and for the dietary department at McDonough District Hospital for three years. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Macomb for many years. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Gene Fields officiated and burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to a church of the donor's choice.

Cassie Ann Harding Adkisson


Rushvile Times, July 16, 1908
Death of Mrs. Cassie Adkisson
Mrs. Cassie Ann Adkisson, sister of William Harding of Rushville Township, died at her home in Industry Township on Wednesday, aged 76 years.
Funeral services were held on Friday morning at the family residence. Interment in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Deceased was born August 30, 1832 in Schuyler County and was the daughter of Aaron and Nancy Harding.
She married J. N. Adkisson {Joseph Newton Adkisson}; October 21, 1856, now deceased. She is survived by these children: W. F. {William Frank} of Industry, Clara C. Sheik of Stockport, Iowa, Mary M. and A. A. {Aaron Arthur} who live at home, J. H. {John H.} of Baravia, G. E. {George Edward} of Stockport and T. M. (Thomas} of Libertyville , Iowa.

 



Joseph Newton Adkisson


died: October 24, 1903
Rushville Times, October 29, 1903
Death of J. Newton Adkisson
J. Newton Adkisson died suddenly at his home, three miles southwest of Industry, Saturday morning about 4 o'clock. He had been in Industry on business the day before and was apparently in good health when he retired. About midnight he was taken ill and grew worse rapidly and before the family realized that his condition was serious he was dead.
Mr. Adkisson was a well-known farmer in Industry and had many friends in Schuyler. He was the brother-in-law of William Harding, who resides north of town and Mr. Harding, C. L. DeWitt and J. W. Whitson, accompanied by their wives, attended the funeral on Monday. The deceased was 70 years of age. He leaves seven children. They are Frank of Industry, Thomas and Arthur of Industry township, John of Iowa, Mrs Clara Sherk and Ed of Bardolph, and Miss Maggie, who lives at home.


 



Lorena B. Morrell Agans


Died: August 05, 1979
Rushville Times, August 1979
Mrs. Lorena B. Agans, 60, of Macomb, formerly of Schuyler Co., died Sunday at Culbertson Memorial hospital in Rushville.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 pm. at the Roby Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Richard Prochnow officiating. Burial was in the Rushville cemetery.
She was born in Camden township in Schuyler county Sept. 5, 1918, the daughter of Charles and Sarah Clayton Morrell. She married Chester R. Agans in Palmyra , Mo., June 28, 1941; he died Dec. 12, 1959. She was a member of the Bethany church near Rushville. She is survived by one daughter {Norma Jean} of Macomb and one brother, Lloyd Kenneth Morrell of Camden.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Roy.

 




Wayne E. Agans

Eagle Publications, January 25, 2001
Wayne E. Agans
Wayne E. Agans, 66, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, Macomb, died at 3:03 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 14, 1934, in McDonough County, the son of Earl and Florence King Agans. He is survived by two daughters, Crystal (Cameron) Junkin, San Diego, Calif., and Jennifer Hicks, of Texas; three sisters, Frances Phares, Macomb, Pauline Canavit, Rock Island, and Gladys (Bob) France, Industry; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Edward (Betty) Agans, Bushnell; two stepdaughters, Becky Creasy, LaHarpe, and Debbie Keener, of Nevada.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Gerald, in infancy, and Robert.
Wayne had live in Florida, Oregon and Illinois. He moved to Monmouth, where he was the city inspector and where he owned his own electrical business. He owned O'Shagren's Restaurant in Industry during the late '80s.
Cremation rites were accorded. Private family graveside committal of ashes were held Monday, Jan. 22, 2001, at the Doddsville Cemetery. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


 


Lucinda Caster Ashcraft


died: January 11, 1894
Rushville Times
Mrs. Richard Ashcraft died at her home in Bushnell a few days ago. Her Remains were brought here and interred in the Pittenger cemetery. She leaves a husband and several children to mourn her.
Note: Mrs. Richard Ashcraft is Lucinda Caster, daughter of Conrad and Catherine Owens Caster, born 1836.

 



Marjorie Maxine Robinson Aten


Eagle Publications, July 29, 2004
Marjorie M. Aten, 82, Macomb, died at 1:49 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born July 30, 1921, in Bethel Township, the daughter of Elva and Inez Faye Miller Robinson. She married Roscoe Aten Oct. 6, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives.
She is also survived by one son, Larry (Louise) Aten, Jasksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Janet (Richard) Strader, Marietta; nine grandchildren; Rusty (Michelle Strader) Torman, Kendal (Melissa Strader) Watkins, Steve (Cassi) Aten, Steve (Sheryl Aten) Sell, Jed (Shanna) Aten, Bill (Lory) Aten, Tom Aten, Helen Aten, and Dan Aten; one granddaughter-in-law, Jana Strader; 23 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Norma Toland and Betty Herche, both of Rushville.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one grandson, Monty Strader and one sister, Louise Scott.
She lived all of her life in McDonough County. She was a homemaker and worked with Roscoe on the farm. She was an active member of the Good Hope United Methodist Church and the Tri-County Saddle Club until it disbanded. She was also a member of the Rolling Rivers Camping Club.
Services were held Thursday, July 29, 2004, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Betty Coffey and Althea Alton officiating.
Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


 



Russell Edwin Aten


Eagle Publications, January 27, 2005
Russell E. Aten
Russell E. Aten, 85, Bushnell, died at 8:06 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Sept. 2, 1919, in Ray, the son of Archie O. and Lora (Frye) Aten. He married Constance L. Kee March 16, 1946, in Industry. She survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Gwen Quick, Galesburg, and Karen Grimm, Davenport, Iowa; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Anita Sauder, Clearwater, Fla.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church, and a 50 year member of the Masons. He farmed in the area for many years and later worked as a mechanic for Wrestler Implement Co., Bushnell, and Fayhee Implement Co., Prairie City. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Rev. Trisha Chapman officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at the funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

 

Helen Maxine Aten Allison


Eagle Publications, December 24, 2005
H. Maxine Allison, 86, Macomb, died at 10:14 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005 at Prairie City Nursing Home, Prairie City.
She was born Dec. 1, 1919, in Macomb to Clarence and Bertha Montooth Aten. She married Floyd Allison April 5, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Aug. 11, 1990. She is survived by one son, Donald (Carol) Allison, Macomb; three grandchildren, Beth Westen, Laura Nofziger and Cheryl Westen; five brothers, Sloan Aten, Bushnell, Roscoe Aten, Macomb, Rex Aten, New Jersey, Bob Aten, California, and Richard Aten, Macomb; and one sister, Madelyn Christine, Milan.
In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by one daughter Diane Allison; and two brothers, George and Keith Aten.
She was a graduate of Western Academy, member of the Industry Eastern Star, and a member of Scotland Trinity Church.
Graveside Services were held Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Russell Smith officiating.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, was in charge of arrangements.


 



Eleanor Maud Boden Aten


died: December 10, 1997
Rushville Times, December 11, 1997
Colchester - Eleanor M. Aten, 80, of 825 E. Main, Prairie City, died at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997, at the Prairie City Nursing Home in Prairie City.
She was born June 9, 1917, in Good Hope to Bryan and Hulda (Kepple) Boden. She married George Aten on Aug. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives in Augusta. She is also survived by her mother of Bushnell; one daughter, Judy Wallick of Colchester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harrison Boden of Bushnell and Frank Boden of Canton; one sister-in-law, Peggy Norris of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Mervin Boden; and one sister, Melba Howard and her father.
Mrs. Aten was a member of the Plymouth United Methodist Church. Private graveside services will be held with the Rev. Lee Unger officating at Forest Lawn Gardens in Macomb. Friends may call anytime until time of services. Jones Mortuary of Colchester is in charge of arrangements.

 

Peoria Journal Star, December 12, 1997, Page: C10
Prairie City - Eleanor M. Aten, 80, of Prairie City Nursing Home died there at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997.
Born June 9, 1917, in Good Hope to Bryan and Hulda Kepple Boden, she married George Aten on Sept. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. He survives in Augusta. Also surviving are one daughter, Judy Wallick of Colchester; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Harrison Boden of Bushnell and Frank Boden of Canton; and one sister, Peggy Norris of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of the Plymouth (Ill.) United Methodist Church.
Private graveside services will be held at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Calling hours will be any time until the time of services at Jones Mortuary in Colchester.

 

Faye Louise Rebman Anderson


Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 5, 2000, page 17, column 3
Faye L. Anderson, 86, of Macomb, formerly of Camden, died Wednesday. March 29, 2000, at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
She was born Aug. 24, 1913, in Rushville, to the late Bert and Minnie L. Roudebush Rebman. She married Maurice W. Anderson on Aug. 22, 1936, in Crawfordsville, Ind. He died Oct. 9, 1993.
Mrs. Anderson is survived by one son, Maurice L. "Andy" Anderson (wife Peggy) of Glendora, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She and her husband farmed in Camden Township in Schuyler County for more than 40 years before retiring. She was a former member of the Bethany Church and the Assembly of God Church, both of Camden.
Funeral services were held Friday, March 31, at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating. Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Camden United Methodist Church or the Bethany Bible Church.

 




Archie E. Aten


November 28, 1963
Archie Aten, 70, Dies Suddenly on Monday
Archie Aten, 70, a Scotland township farmer, was found dead in the barn lot at his home about 9:45 Monday morning. He had just finished scooping a load of corn and death is believed to have resulted from a heart attack. He had been in poor health for several years.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Clugston funeral home. The Rev. Vincent Chaffee, minister of Pennington Point church officiated and burial was in Vermont cemetery.
He was born June 5, 1893 near Ray in Schuyler county. He was the son of Daniel Webster and Nola Young Aten. He moved from Schuyler county, to near Industry where he lived for 34 years before moving to Scotland township 16 years ago. He had farmed all of his life.
On Jan. 19, 1918 he married Lora Frye, who survives. Also surviving are three children, Russell Aten of Bushnell, Lavon Aten of Des Moines, Iowa, and Mrs. Anita Sauder of Clearwater, Fla.; six grandchildren; two brothers, Clarence and Robert Aten, both of Macomb; and five sisters, Mrs. Goldie Woodruff, Mrs. Leona Horwedel, Miss Letha Aten, Mrs. Frances Brown and Mrs. Aline Brockley all of Vermont.

Aten, Archie E.
Archie Edwin Aten was born June 5, 1893 near Ray, Schuyler Co., Illinois. He was the son of Daniel Webster and Nola R. Young Aten. On January 19, 1918 Archie married Lora Frye. Lora, born September 16, 1896 in Ray, Ill., was the daughter of Oscar and Luella Montooth Frye.
Archie and Lora moved to the Industry, Illinois area with their family in 1930, farming in Eldorado Township. They moved to a farm in Scotland Township in 1948. It was while living there that Archie passed away Nov. 25, 1963. Lora then moved to Industry, Ill. where she lived for several years before moving to the Everly Home in Macomb. Lora passed away December 6, 1986.
They were the parents of three children: Russell Edwin was born Sept. 2, 1918. He married Constance Kee. They were the parents of two daughters, Gwendolyn and Karen. Details of their family are listed with the Kee family in this publication. Lavon Oscar was born Jan. 5, 1921. He married Marilyn Max They are the parents of two children, Jeffery and Julie. Anita Loraine was born Mar. 10 1923. She married Kenneth Sauder and they later divorced. They were the parents of two children, Gregg and Lisa.
Submitted by Gwendolyn Aten Walters

 




Cecil Wayne Aten


Possibly Industry Press, Industry, McDonough County, Illinois
Cecil Wayne Aten died May 06, 1919
Baby Killed by Grindstone
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Aten, formerly residents of Ray, met instant death in a peculiar manner near Macomb on Wednesday of last week. The following particulars are taken from the Macomb Journal:
Cecil Wayne Aten, the two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Aten, who are employed by Charles Patrick at his farm south of Macomb, died last evening as result of a heavy grindstone falling on its chest.
There were no eye witnesses, but from the appearance it is supposed that the accident happened in that manner. The little fellow was playing around the yard when his mother heard him call "Mamma". She looked and saw he was on the ground with the heavy grindstone lying on him. She lifted it off at once and called to her husband who hurried to her side. It was seen at once that the little fellow was badly injured and neighbors were called who gave all assistance possible. Dr. J. W. Hermetet was summoned and arrived as soon as possible, but the little fellow was beyond human aid.
While no one saw the accident and how it happened will never be known it is supposed he was playing with it and possibly tried to climb up on the frame. His weight on one side toppled it over and it fell on him, he probably being partly suspended on the frame at the time.
The parents are heartbroken over the loss of their only child and have the sympathy of the entire community in their sorrow.
Deceased was the son of Lawrence and Edna Aten and was born at Ray, Ill., Sept. 30, 1916, his age being two years, 7 months and 6 days. He was their only child. The funeral services will be held at the home at 11 a.m. Friday, conducted by Rev. Parker; interment at Vermont.
From the Scrapbook of Una VanOrder Wheeler, Via Theresa (Dick) Woodring, her granddaughter-in-law, rwoodrin@ncats.newaygo.mi.us

 




George Webster Aten


Macomb Journal, April 23, 2002
Augusta - George W. Aten, 90, of Augusta, formerly of the Macomb area, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born Sept. 3, 1911, in Ray, to Clarence and Bertha (Montooth) Aten. He married Eleanor Boden, Sept. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. She died Dec. 10, 1997.
He is survived by five brothers, Sloan Aten, of Macomb, Roscoe (Marjorie) Aten, of Macomb, Richard (Betty) Aten, of Ramey, N. J., and Bob Aten, of Fairfield, Calif.; two sisters, Madlyn, of Aledo, and Maxine, of Prairie City; two grandchildren, Lisa (Mark) Flynn, of Quincy and Tammy Wallick, of Madison, Wis.; and one great-grandchild, Kilie Flynn. He was also preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Judy Wallick; and one brother, Keith Aten. Mr. Aten was a retired farmer.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb, with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday until the time of services.


Peoria Journal Star, April 23, 2002, Page: B05
George Aten
Macomb - George W. Aten, 90, of Augusta, formerly of the Macomb area, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, April 22, 2002, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born Sept. 3, 1911, in Ray to Clarence and Bertha Montooth Aten, he married Eleanor Boden on Sept. 28, 1935, in Keokuk, Iowa. She died Dec. 10, 1997. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Judy Wallick; and one brother. Surviving are five brothers, Sloan, Roscoe (and Marjorie) and Richard (and Betty), all of Macomb, Rex (and Jean) of Ramsey, N.J., and Bob of Fairfield, Calif.; two sisters, Madlyn of Aledo and Maxine of Prairie City; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. He was a retired farmer.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. The Rev. Lee Unger will officiate. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Thursday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester.

 




Mary Jane Hall Aten


born 1811 in PA. Died 27 Jun 1891 near Adair, McDonough Co., IL. Buried 28 Jun 1891 Salem Cemetery, Fulton Co., IL. married John Calvin Aten 6 Mar 1833.
Astoria Argus, 2 Jul 1891
Mrs. Mary Jane Hall Aten was born in 1811 in Penn. and died on 27 June at her home 5 miles north of Adair. Married John C. Aten in 1833 and came to Ill. in 1856. Lived near Astoria, Ill., for many years. Funeral was 28th of June with burial in Salem Cemetery in Fulton Co. Member of Vermont Presbyterian church.
Note: John C. Aten was born on 4 Dec 1811 in near Fairview, Brooke Co., VA. Died on 17 Apr 1888 in Fulton Co., IL. Buried on 18 Apr 1888 in Salem Cemetery, Fulton Co., IL. They had the following children: Eliza J. Aten; John Calvin Aten II; Nancy Ann Aten; William Huston Aten; child Aten, died in infancy; child Aten, died in infancy; child Aten, died in infancy; child Aten, died in infancy; Martha Elizabeth Aten.


 



Ruth Catherine Black Aten


August 1999
Bushnell - Ruth B. Aten, 79, of 15765 N. 1700th Rd., Bushnell, died Thurs. Aug 12, 1999 at 2:05 p.m. at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born Feb. 9, 1920 in McDonough County to Roy V. Black and Lillie Rogers. She married Sloan C. Aten Aug. 7, 1943 in Carthage. He survives. She is also survived by one son, Russell Aten of Iowa and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Howard.
She was a member of the Fandon Christian Church.
Funeral services are 10 a.m. Monday at Jones Mortuary with the Rev. Stephen King and Rev. John Shepherd officiating. Visitation is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sun. at Jones Mortuary. Friends may call after 10:00 a.m. Saturday till time of services at the funeral Home.
Burial will be in the Mt Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.
Note:
A wonderful lady whose research started my research of the Robert Aten and Mary Jane Allison's ancestry and descendants. Sara Hemp cryssara@merr.com
 




Harriet "Hattie" J. Roudebush Hills Aylesworth


Rushville Times, August 1, 1907
Was a Sad Spectacle.
Macomb By Stander, July 25th: Sad spectacles are common at the undertaker's, but seldom is there a scene so sad as that seen at Martin's Saturday, when the body of Mrs. John Aylesworth was brought in from Murrayville enroute to Industry, accompanied by the stricken husband and four small orphaned children.
Mr. Aylesworth is a farmer and he moved from Industry to Morgan county about July 1, and went on the farm of a nephew, who is owner of a large body of Morgan county land.
The husband had with him four small children, the eldest a boy of ten years old. Down in Morgan county there is a baby and it was its coming which cost the mother's life.
The father sat at Martin's holding the little girl, staring straight before him the picture of mute despair. "I fixed the children up the best I could for the journey, " he said when spoken to by a sympathetic bystander, "All but the little one, which I left down there."
The remains of the mother were taken to Industry on Sunday morning's train, where the funeral was held.
She died on Thursday. Mrs. Aylesworth was in her forty-second year, and is the daughter of John Roudebush; was born in Schuyler County and lived there all her life until the; recent removal to Morgan county. She is survived by the members of her immediate family already mentioned, by her parents, and these brothers and sister; James, Walter, John, George, Edgar, Mrs. Chas. Springer and Mrs. Geo. Brooks, all of the Industry and Littleton neighborhood. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Note:
She 1st married Ishmael O. Hills.

 

Robert M. Applegate


Eagle Publications, July 26, 2001
Robert M. Applegate, 71, of Bardolph, died at 7:03 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 5, 1930, in Macomb, the son of Richard and Lotta McLaren Applegate. He married Melba Fugate on May 20, 1950, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by five daughters, Linda (Mike) Rouse, Prairie City, Terry (Lloyd) Stambaugh, St. Augustine, Dixie Applegate, Vail, Colo., Debra Applegate, Liberty, Mo., and Dawn (Max) Ford, Bardolph; one son, Gary Applegate, Macomb; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one half brother, Bill Applegate.
Robert had lived in the Bardolph area for 47 years. He was a tool and die maker, and was a former member of the Macomb Eagles Club.
Funeral services were held on Friday, July 20, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Burial was at the Bardolph Cemetery in Bardolph.

 



Nina M. Beebe Aten


Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 1994, Page: D7
Industry - Nina M. Aten, 78, of 110 Reed Ave. died at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born March 2, 1916, in Camden Township, Schuyler County, to William and Alma Avery Beebe, she married Earl "Toby" Aten on Jan. 12, 1935, in Macomb. He died March 28, 1979.
One daughter, Donna Kay, two sisters and one infant brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Janet Sprinkle of Industry; two sons, Kenneth E. of Macomb and William L. of Savoy, Texas; one brother, Howard Beebe of Clayton; nine grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a sitter at McDonough District Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Pricco will officiate. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. today and visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

 



Nola V. McCance Avery


Eagle Publications, April 2, 2005
Nola V. Avery, 66, Bushnell, died at 3:16 a.m. Saturday, March 26, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Bushnell, the daughter of Claude and Grace (Scott) McCance. She married Lyman G. Avery Feb. 14, 1937, in Ft. Madison, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 1961.
She is survived by two sons, Lyman (Mary Lou) Avery, Gilbert, Ariz.; one daughter, Janice (Jerry) Troutman, Bushnell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Gaylord McCance, Gene McCance, and Glenn McCance, all of Bushnell; and one sister, Theda Trout, Bushnell.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, five sisters, one grandson, Christopher Troutman; and one infant granddaughter.
She ran a daycare facility out of her home for 20 years. Prior to that she worked at Norcross Mfg., Bushnell, for 20 years. She was a member of Bushnell First Baptist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March, 31, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Perry O. Ackerson


Peoria Journal Star, November 8, 2003, Page: B5
BUSHNELL - Perry O. Ackerson, 91, formerly of Bushnell, died at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2003, at The Elms in Macomb.
Born May 12, 1912, in Marietta to William and Mary Smith Ackerson, he married Stella S. McNeeley on Nov. 23, 1937, in Bushnell. She died April 4, 1990.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers and six sisters.
Surviving are one son, Gaylord (and Virginia) of Avon; one daughter, Donna (and Don) Dellinger of Gaffney, S.C.; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two brothers, William of Marietta and Clarence of Bushnell; and one sister, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz.
He worked as a carpenter in the Bushnell area.
He attended First Baptist Church in Bushnell.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

 



Johanna Green Moss Allen


Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 1993, Page: C6
ADAIR - Johanna Allen, 79, of rural Adair died at 7:48 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 1993, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.
Born March 8, 1914, in Macomb to Harvey and Edith Schultz Green, she married Ivan Moss in 1934. He died in June 1954. She married Burley Allen in 1955. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Ronnie Moss of Burlington, Iowa; one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Sharon) Hall of Macomb; one stepson, Richard of Galesburg; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jack (Barbara) Olson, of Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Earl (Velva) Hollenback of Macomb and Elsa Walters of Carrollton, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. One brother, one sister and one great-grandchild preceded her in death.
She lived in Macomb before moving to Adair in 1955. She was a former member of the McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary, the New Salem Women's Club and the Ladies' Home Extension Club.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Dan Rebman will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

 



Phoebe Heaton Applegate


Peoria Journal Star, July 15, 1991, Page: C7
LITTLETON - Phoebe Heaton Applegate, 70, of Littleton died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 1991, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Sept. 13, 1920, in Schuyler County to Lewis and Anna Jones Heaton, she married Howard Applegate on Oct. 31, 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. He survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Theda Aschinger of Macomb, Linda Dore of Columbus, Ohio, and Marla Dixon of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother.
She worked for many years as a cook at the Littleton School before retiring in 1966. She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at her church, the Revs. William S. Warford and Nadine Preston officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton.


JOHN L. ANDERSON


died yesterday at Bushnell. He would have been 89 next 25 of March. He was born in Adair County, Kentucky, 28 March 1815, came in 1831 to county with family of his father. He was an early merchant of Macomb and among the first to build a brick store room. In 1840 with George W. EYRE, A. UPDEGRAFF and others of this locality, crossed the plains and western mountains to the new gold fields of California. He returned to Macomb and lived until early building up of Bushnell. He was one of the founders of Bushnell.
He was married twice. (1) Miss SMITH who died before he went to Calif. and (2) Miss Caroline SCOTT, sister of John SCOTT, recently deceased, of this city. Wife and 2 children survive--daughter Mrs. Eva PARKS of Chicago, and Henry in California

[Macomb Daily Journal, Thursday, 11 February 1904 - Submitted by K. Torp]

 

 
 
 
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