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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 

 
Garnet Bader

Miss Garnet Bader, daughter of Henry O. and Lucetta Saucer Bader, was born in Bader Sept. 13, 1887, and passed away Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1971, in McDonough District hospital, where on Monday, she had undergone surgery. She was 83 years, 4 months and 19 days old. Miss Bader had lived with her sisters, Miss Ruby and Mrs. Inez Stambaugh, in the home place located between Browning and Bader. The sister, Miss Ruby Bader, is a patient in the Elmwood Manor, Nursing home in Beardstown, where her condition is considered very critical. They, with two brothers, Howard O. of Browning and Clarence of Hamilton, besides nieces and nephews, are left to cherish her Memory. Four sisters proceeded her in death. Grave side services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Bader cemetery. The family requests any memorial contributions be given to the Schuyler Cancer Foundation there will be no family visitation.
 
[Submitted By Ida Maack Recu]
 

Naomi E Ballou
 
On Friday evening at 10:30 o'clock, Mrs Charles E Ballou closed her tired eyes and fell into the dreamless sleep that means for her the end of sickness and suffering and worldly care, and brings instead, the tranquil peace and joy and rest assured to them who give their useful lives in service to those about them and to God. The sad intelligence of her unexpected death was a shock to the community in which she had lived since childhood, and taken her part in every movement for the advancement of its mora and material welfare. Her death is felt as a personal loss to the hundreds of sorrowing hearts of those who knew and loved her, to whom she was endeared by long acquaintance, by social fellowship, and by kindly deeds and words of sympathy to those who had know sorrow or needed a friend.

Mrs Ballou's maiden name was Naomi E Creel. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Creel, and was born at Bardolph, Illinois, on April 29, 1852, and died at her home in Blandinsville, Illinois, at 10:30 pm on Friday, July 21, 1916, aged 64 years, 2 months, and 22 days. In her early childhood she moved with her parents to Colchester, and in 1867, when Naomi E, or "Nelle" as she was affectionately called was fifteen years old the family moved to Blandinsville, where she has since lived. In 1869 she was united in marriage with Charles E Ballou, and the happy home they established was blessed with two daughters, who are now Mrs Lula Kleiser, of DeWitt, Arkansas, and Mrs Minerva Tanner, of Blandinsville. She, with her family, united with the Christian church of Blandinsville during the ministry of Elder G F Adams, in 1880, and till the day of ther death she was an earnest Christian and zealous member of the church, who gave freely of time and means and energy for its upbuilding and welfare.

Early last winter Mrs Ballou became affected with an ailment of the heart and complications of other diseases, and suffered a severe illness which lasted throughout the winter. When warmer days came, she grew better, and was able to work a little in the house, to walk about the lawn and take short rides about town, and her full recovery was hoped for. But during the last few days she was not so well, though she was up and around the house and sat out on the veranda the evening she died. But about ten o'clock she became suddenly worse, and with the heartbroken members of her family about her bedside, the messenger came, and she slept.

"Then fell upon the house a sudden gloom, A shadow on those features fair and thin, And softly from that hushed and darkened room Two angels issued where but one went in." In the death of Mrs Ballou the community has lost one of its best loved, most highly esteemed and helpful citizens. Her kind heart and cheerful disposition were an inspiration to those about her, and in every good work in which she could cooperate her heart was ingaged and her hand was among the foremost.

For fifteen years, as president of the Ladies Aid Society of the Christian church, she guided and inspired its valuable and effective work that was done for the upbuilding of the church and the cause for which it stands. During its entire existence she has not only been the president, but the life and soul and inspiration of the local Women's Relief Corps that has kept alive and honored the memory of our heoic dead, and inspired the hearts of the younger generation with the spirit of patriotism which she felt, and on which the futre safety of our country must depend. But it was in her capacity as a loving mother, a faithful wife, and kind and helpful and sympathetic neighbor that her useful life's work was chiefly done; and were every loving friend who is indebted to her for a kindly deed, a sympathetic word and smile or a neighborly kindness to lay a bloom upon her grave she would sleep beneath wilderness of flowers.

Mrs Ballou had seven sisters and four brothers, all of whom except one sister, Mrs H A Cowgill, have preceded her in death. Besides her heartbroken husband, and sister and two daughters, she leaves five grandchildren, Mrs Reva Quertermous, Charles, Max and Roberta Kleiser, and Henton Tanner. One great grandson, Chas. Quertermous and a host of loving friends and neighbors endeared to her by long years of pleasant association and loving esteem to mourn her death. Funeral services were held in the Christian church at 2 pm, Monday, July 24, and the big church was filled with sorrowing friends who came to pay their last repects to her whom they had known and loved so long. The address by the Rev Ward E Hall was appropriate and eloquent. Three numbers were sung by the quartette consisting of E E Voorhees, Paris Jobe, Elgin Shifley, and Mrs Banks, and Miss Elgin Shifley sang a solo. A large concourse of neighbors formed the procession that went to the Glade City cemetery where departed one was laid to rest.

 
 
"Blandinsville Star-Gazette", Thursday July 26, 1916 
Unknown Submitter
 

 
William Henry Beghtol
 
MACOMB -- William H. Beghtol, 95, of Macomb died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 1995, at Sprucewood Healthcare Center. Born Feb. 23, 1900, in Industry Township to George and Sarah Ann Heaton Beghtol, he married Reva C. Clayton on Aug. 12, 1924. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Roger L. of Bettendorf, Iowa; two grandsons, Jim Beghtol of Bettendorf and Robert Beghtol of Chicago; and one great-grandchild. One infant son, Richard Lynn; one brother; and four sisters preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer and a former Chalmers Township Assessor and substitute rural mail carrier of Macomb. He was a member of Macomb Masonic Lodge 17, AF&AM; Quincy Consistory; and Mohammed Temple Shrine in Peoria. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Ron Derrig-Green will officiate. Visitation will be an hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

[Peoria Journal Star - Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
 

 
 
MACOMB - Katherine F. Boyle, 91, of LaMoine, Christian Nursing Home in Roseville died at 5:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital.  Born Nov. 9, 1900 in Pleasant Plains to John and Pauline Pheffer Meyers, she married Barton Boyle on Nov. 20, 1960, in Pleasant Plains.  He died in March, 1978.  Surviving are two stepdaughters, Margaret Miner and Mildred Losasso, both of Macomb; five stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.  She was a telephone operator for 25 years and later worked as a bookkeeper for Reiser Grain Co.  Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery, Lehigh Acres, Fla.  The Rev. Davis will officiate.  Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
 
Peoria Journal Star, December 15, 1991
Submitted by Kathryn Todd
 

Reva Corzine Clayton Beghtol
 

Reva C. Beghtol, 89, of Macomb died at noon Sunday, May 12, 1995, at Heartland Health Care Center. Born Aug. 12, 1906, in Chalmers Township, McDonough County, to Arthur E. and Mabel Potter Clayton, she married William H. Beghtol on Aug. 12, 1924. He died May 18, 1995. One infant son, Richard, and two brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Roger L. of Bettendorf, Iowa; two grandsons; and one great-grandchild. She was past worth matron of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 123. She was of the Methodist faith. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Ron Green will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
 
[Peoria Journal Star - Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
 

 

William P. Barrett
 
Died of Paralysis; William P. Barrett, of this city, Succumbs to the Silent Destroyer.

Yesterday morning William P. Barrett arose from his bed in usual good health. He ate a hearty breakfast and was putting on his coat to come uptown to the treasurer's office when he fell over on the floor and had to be assisted to his bed. A physician was hastily called who at once saw the patient was suffering from a stroke of paralysis, his entire left side being already involved. He rapidly grew worse and at four o'clock was dead. The date of funeral has not yet been decided upon, as the family is awaiting word from County Treasurer Oakman who is visiting in Pennsylvania. The interment will be in Oakwood. William P. Barrett was born in England in the year 1820. He came to America in 1843; settled in Iowa where he lived a year, then came to McDonough County which has been his home since June 4th, 1846, he was united in marriage with Margaret Roberts, a native of Wales. She survives him as does four children, William, who resides in Chalmers township; Edward, living in California; Mrs. Sarah Combs, of Lucas county, Iowa, and Hattie (Margaret) who is unmarried and lives at home. Deceased was a man of more than ordinary attainments, especially in the line of mathematics. He filled many minor offices and was for several years deputy county clerk. Our community deeply sympathizes with the family in their great and sudden loss.
 
Macomb Journal, February 15, 1894 
 
 
Margaret Roberts Barrett

The above named, widow of the late William P. Barrett of this city, died at the home of her son William, south of town, at midnight last Thursday (Feb. 22, 1900), after an illness of only a few days. Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church in this city at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. H. Morgan of the Cumberland church, of which deceased had long been a faithful member.

Margaret Roberts was born Sept. 27, 1827, in Wales, and came to the United States with her parents when but a child. June 4, 1846, she was united in marriage with William P. Barrett of this city, who had come from England about three years previous. Their entire married life was spent in or near this city, where Mr. Barrett held various offices at the gift of the public. He died about eight years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Barrett were the parents of nine children, of whom four survive: William of Chalmers township, Edward of Wardner, Ida., Mrs. C. E. Combs of Chariton, Ia., and Mrs. Maggie Fisher of this city.
 
 
A Last Farewell
 
Ere the lilies and the roses wither, beautiful floral tributes strewn by friendship's tender hand upon the coffin of our beloved friend and neighbor, Mrs. Margaret Roberts Barrett, let one who appreciated her inestimable qualities write a few words in memoriam in behalf of the many who held sweet communion with her in the days gone by. During the opening hymn of the funeral services, "Asleep in Jesus, blessed sleep, from which none ever wake to weep" there seemed to linger a soft refrain from the spirit world," welcome then, faithful one, enter into the joys of the Lord" No clock has ever been more true to its winding than she to her convictions of right, until that faithful heart ceased to beat. No duty was ever slighted, no promise unfulfilled. No summer's heat, nor winter's cold, ever kept her away from the house of God or the ministrations of the living faith. However tired in body, her feet were never too weary to bear the active soul to the weekly prayer meeting, however dark the night, or dreary. Only the calls for her presence at the bedside of the suffering could detain her. Early and late she was faithful at her post, whether in the performance of domestic duties by her own cheerful fireside or in ministering beside the couch of sickness. Said her next door neighbor: "She hath done what she could "Beautiful testimony and one that finds a responsive echo in many a heart!
 
She loved to linger where the songs of Zion were sung, many of which she no doubt had learned at the parental knees. In the vanished years her father had served as leader of the choir in the First Presbyterian church in this city. Farewell, dear friend. Every burden has rolled away; every care has fled. Thou art light hearted and free, as eret on the sunny hills of Wales! Thou hast only gone a little before, whence no parting words are ever spoken. Erewhile the summons comes to all. Once more, dear friend, farewell. E.M.K.S.
 
from the Macomb Journal
 

George Elmer Bryan
 

died: June 5, 1945
Geo. E. Bryan, Retired Sciota Postmaster, Dies
George Elmer Bryan, 76, retired Sciota postmaster, died about 10:00 p. m. yesterday at his home in Sciota. He had been ill with a gradual paralysis the past year. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p. m. Wednesday at the Lady funeral home with the Rev. Kneebone of London Mills, Rev. Carroll Langston and Rev. Morris Ingram of Sciota officiating.
For many years Bryan was proprietor of the general store in Sciota and was postmaster there until he retired a few years ago.
He was born October 16, 1868, near Bardolph to Ahas B. and Lucinda Aten Bryan. He was a member of I. O. O. F. lodge No. 552 and of the United Brethren church.
On July 31, 1906, he was married to Martha Hendricks, who survives. They had no children, but they reared a nephew, Charles Wm. Grice, who is now in the service in the south Pacific. Also surviving are a brother, C. A. Bryan of Sciota, four sisters, Mesdames Zella Woods of Roseville, Pearl Murphy, Alberta Ross, and Mrs. Walter Bycroft, all of Sciota. Two sisters, Mrs. Anna James and Miss Ethel Bryan, deceased.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Note: missing is sister Della Ross.
 

Mary C. Wetsel Bryan

Mary C. Bryan was the daughter of George and Sarah Wetsel and was born in Augusta Co, VA August 18 1841 and departed this life February 26 1915...at her home in Fulton County two miles .... from New Philadelphia aged 73 years six months and eight days.
 
 
Mrs Bryan was the sixth child of a family of ten, seven boys and three girls all living to manhood and womanhood only four remain, Christopher Wetsel near Adair, William H. Wetsel, Harveyville, Kans, Mrs. Sarah Sinett near Bardolph, Granville L Wetsel, New Philadelphia.

The deceased when four years of age emigrated with her parents from Virginia to Illlinois and landed in Astoria June 19 1845, and have since resided in Fulton and McDonough Counties; most of the time being spent in their present home in Fulton County.

February 28 1862 she was united in marriage to George W. Bryan who departed this life October 7 1913. This union was blessed with eleven children namely:
Ahaz B., deceased; William S. and Mrs. Myrtle M. Gilliams?, Adair, IL, James, Burlington, IA; George W., Near New Philadelphia; Mrs. Ivy J. Haffner, and J. Newton near the home place; Andrew L. near Bushnell; Mrs. Lena Hunnicutt on the where with their comp????? gave their mother their tender and loving care
in her failing health and extreme loneliness since the death of her beloved companion. She prayed daily that she should be taken to rest and join her loving husband whose death she deeply deplored and with resignation she anxiously waited the Divine call and closing her eyes to earth and its, she peacefully fell asleep.

She also leaves nineteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and in the years hence may the memory of her unselfish devotion make them better men and better women, and her precepts be their guiding star ....
After the funeral services the form of the loving mother was borne by her six sons, William, James, Geo. Newton, Andrew and Leonard to the nearby cemetery where she was laid to rest by the side of her devoted husband on their fifty third wedding anniversary.
 
H. Richard Blansett

Rushville Times, December 8, 1999, page 15, column 3
H. Richard Blansett, 77, of Sciota, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 1999, at his home.
He was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Chicago to Harold and Mary Moores (Decker) Blansett. He married Leona Hickman on Oct. 25, 1942, in Missouri. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gary Blansett of Macomb and Wayne (wife Roberta) Blansett of Sciota; one daughter, Mary Ann Elder of Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bob Blansett of Macomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one great-grandchild.
Richard lived in Sciota for 43 years, where he farmed. He was a member of the Sciota Christian Church, Good Hope-Sciota Lions Club and was a Marine Veteran of World War II.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, 1999, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Tim Platt officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to either the Sciota Christian Church or the McDonough District Hospital Hospice.

Maggie L. Carnes Breen

Rushville Times, December 29, 1937
Former Birmingham Lady Died In Macomb, Dec. 25
Mrs. Maggie L. Carnes-Breen, widow of William Breen and a former resident of Schuyler county, died Christmas morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dwight Reed, in Macomb, after an illness of six months duration. Her age was seventy-three years. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. H. M. Bloomer of Macomb, were held Monday afternoon at the Brooklyn M. E. church. Interment was in the Blackburn cemetery. The following obituary was read at the service: A daughter of J. B. and Martha (Boyce) Carnes, she was born November 16, 1864, near Doddsville. On April 5, 1882, she was united in marriage to William Breen, who preceded her in death. To this union were born seven children, one of whom, Chester, pre-deceased her. Those surviving her are: Mrs. Charles Curtis, Macomb; Shirley Breen, Birmingham; Hancel Breen, Macomb; Mrs. Dwight Reed, Macomb; Mrs. Mans Reed, Macomb; Geneva Lambert, Birmingham. Also surviving are two brothers, George F. and Charles Carnes, and a sister, Minta Harris, all of Coffeyville, Kansas.
 

James Rudolph Billingsley


Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 30, 2003, page 15, column 1
James R. "Rude" Billingsley, 82, of Huntsville, died Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Township, McDonough County, to the late Clarence and Gladys C. Morris Billingsley. He married Birdie Cameron May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.
She survives, along with a daughter, Rosemary Hamm (husband Ronald) of Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Linda Billingsley of Huntsville; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four brothers, C. E. Billingsley of Rushville, Morris Billingsley of Camden, Don Billingsley of Industry, and Wayne Billingsley of Athens; and three sisters, Rosalie Morrell of Camden, Betty Etter of Rushville, and Barbara Taylor of Burlington, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence Ira "CI" Billingsley; a sister, Lucille Finch; and three brothers, Lester, Harold and Robert Billingsley.
Rude was a lifelong farmer. He was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force Corps in World War II, where he was a radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B17 with the 8th Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received the Distinguish Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters and the European/African /Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal.
Private funeral services were held on Monday at the Huntsville Cemetery with Rev. C. W. Reneker officiating. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of the services. Schuyler American Legion Post 4 conducted military rites Sunday at the funeral home.

Eagle Publications, May 13, 2003
James R. "Rude" Billingsley, 82, Huntsville, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
He was born Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Twp., McDonough Co. the son of Clarence and Gladys C. (Morris) Billingsley. He married Birdie Cameron May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
He is survived by his wife and a daughter, Rosemary (Ronald) Hamm, Peoria; a daughter-in-law, Linda Billingsley, Huntsville; seven grandchildren, Ronald Hamm Jr., Thomas Hamm, Heather Hamm, Terri Redenius, Jennifer Billingsley, Greg Billingsley and Brian Billingsley; nine great grandchildren; four brothers, C. E. Billingsley, Rushville, Morris Billingsley, Camden, Don Billingsley, Industry and Wayne Billingsley, Athens; three sisters, Rosalie Morrell, Camden, Betty Etter, Rushville and Barbara Taylor, Burlington, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his son, Clarence Ira "C I" Billingsley; a sister, Lucille Finch; three brothers, Lester, Harold and Robert Billingsley.
He was a lifelong farmer.
He was a Staff Sergeant Amy Air Force WWII where he was a radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B-17 with the 8th Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received the Distinguish Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Clusters and the European/African/Middle Eastern Theater Service Medal.
Private funeral services were held on Monday at the Huntsville Cemetery with the Rev. C. W. Reneker officiating. Burial followed.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be given to the American Heart Association.
 


Peoria Journal Star, April 27, 2003, Page: B06
 

James Billingsley
Huntsville - James R. ''Rude'' Billingsley, 82, of Rural Route 1 died at 2:10 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Nov. 30, 1920, in New Salem Township, McDonough County, to Clarence and Gladys C. Morris Billingsley, he married Birdie Cameron on May 20, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Rosemary (and Ronald) Hamm of Peoria; four brothers, C.E. of Rushville, Morris of Camden, Don of Industry and Wayne of Athens; three sisters, Rosalie Morrell of Camden, Betty Etter of Rushville and Barbara Taylor of Burlington, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Clarence ''CI,'' one sister and three brothers.
He was a World War II Army Air Forces veteran, serving as a staff sergeant, radio operator and ball turret gunner on a B-17 bomber with the Eighth Air Force. He flew 30 missions and received several medals.
He was a lifelong farmer.
Private graveside services will be at Huntsville Cemetery on Monday. The Rev. C.W. Reneker will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, where military rites will be accorded at 6 p.m. by the Schuyler County American Legion Post 4.

 


Cyril "Cy" E. Blackburn

Eagle Publications, April 4, 2002
Cyril E. Blackburn, 91, of Macomb, formerly of Brooklyn, passed away at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb. He was born on October 18, 1910 in Brooklyn the son of the late Edgar and Etta (Stucker) Blackburn. He married Reatha Reeves an August 4, 1934 in Eureka and she survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Gene and wife (Rose) and Jim and wife (Sally Jo) all of Brooklyn; three grandchildren, JoAnn Billingsley and husband (Dennis), Mareia Azbell and husband (Kerry), and David Blackburn and wife (Denise); 11 great grandchildren, Jaime, Ryan, Chris, and Jaci Billingsley, Jenna, Traci, and Jordan Azbell, Marcie, James D., Shelbie and Jaynie Blackburn. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant sister and two grandsons, Steve and Mark Blackburn.
He attended Brooklyn Grade School and High School and graduated from Augusta High School. He was a lifelong farmer in the Brooklyn area. He was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church where he served in many capacities. He first joined the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge A.F. A.M. then later transferred his membership to the Camden Lodge #648 A.F. A.M. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for over 50 years. He served on the board of the Agricultural Soil and Conservation Service. He also served on the Brooklyn School Board and Schuyler Unit 1 School Board.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2002 at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with the Reverends Dixie Croxton and Bill Hesseldenz officiating. Burial was followed in the Brooklyn Cemetery

Kenneth E. Bishop


Eagle Publications, July 22, 1999
Kenneth E. "Shorty" Bishop, 69, of 21090 U.S. 136, Adair, died at 1:28 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born July 28, 1929, in Warren County, the son of Herman and Icie (Smith) Bishop. He married Mary Toland on Oct. 29, 1960, in Lewistown. She died June 22, 1999. Survivors include daughters, Mrs. Dan (Betty) Canavit of Macomb, Mrs. Gary (Marie) McCombs of Oak Harbor, Wash., Mrs. Dave (Gina) Martens of Colchester; sons, James Toland of Plymouth, Tom Rutledge of Kansas, Billy Aten of Colchester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Alice Bishop of Macomb; several nieces and nephews and half-brothers.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother James Bishop; sister Irene Harding; an infant brother and sister.
Mr. Bishop was a farmer and had lived in Blandinsville, Macomb and Adair. He was a member of the Laborers Local No. 231, Peoria. Graveside services were held Friday, July 16, in Chockley Cemetery with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Note: All children mentioned are possiblly not his natural children. All children are mention as children of wife, Mary E. Toland (see her obit) and mentioned in James "Jim" Ingram Toland's obit (see his obit).

 



Mary E. Toland Canavit Aten Bishop


Eagle Publications, July 1, 1999
Mary E. Bishop, 71, of 1002 W. Main St., Bushnell, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 22, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. She was born on June 28, 1927, in McDonough County, the daughter of Ingram and Sylvia Dugger Toland.
She married Edgar Canavit. He preceded her in death. She later married Albert Aten, who preceded her in death. She later married Kenneth "Shorty" Bishop. He survives. Survivors include daughters: Mrs. Dan (Betty) Canavit of Macomb, Mrs. Gary (Marie) McCombs of Oak Harbor, Wash., Mrs. Dave (Gina) Martens of Colchester and Christina Aten of Roseville; sons: James Toland of Plymouth, Tom Rutledge of Kansas and Billy Aten of Colchester; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister Mrs. Don (Myrtle) McCleery of Bushnell; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, daughter Janelle Dean, and sister Mae Howell.
Mrs. Bishop had lived most of her life in McDonough County. She was a member of the Macomb Eagles Club and the Macomb VFW. Graveside services were Tuesday in the Chockley Cemetery near Industry, with Chaplain Ron Green officiating.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.
Note: See obits of Kenneth "Shorty" E. Bishop and James "Jim" Ingram Toland.


 



Sally Jo Mills Barsi


Eagle Publications, April 22, 1999
Sally J. Barsi, 67 of 1111 W. Adams St, Macomb died Friday, April 16, 1999 at 7:20 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 8, 1931 in Rushville to Theodore R. and Josephine Berg Mills. She married Lawrence J. Barsi on Oct. 4, 1962 in Kahoka, Mo. He died Dec. 22, 1990.
She is survived by her mother: Josephine of Rushville, IL; one son, Marty (Virginia) Barsi of Colchester, Ill; one daughter, Jolyn Barsi of Boca Raton, Fla; two grandchildren, Tera and Michael Walters; and two brothers; William T. Mills of Peoria, IL and James B. Mills of Tucson, Az. Her father preceded her in death.
Mrs. Barsi received an associate degree in arts from Stephems College and Bachelor of Science in education from Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Macomb, the Macomb Country Club, and Hawaii Yacht Club. She had owned the House of Bottles in Macomb since 1967.
Services were Wed. at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


 



Raymond K. Bartlow


Eagle Publications, January 25, 2005
Raymond K. Bartlow, 85, Macomb, formerly of Littleton passed away at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2005, at the McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Wednesday, Jan. 7, 1920, in Golden, the son of the late Harley and Lena Black Bartlow. He married Alleyne Caldwell Sept. 7, 1943, at Stewart Field, West Point, NY. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Richard (Cathy) Bartlow, East Peoria, Keith (Susan) Bartlow, Grandview, Texas; two daughters, Kathy (Steve) Santos, Los Angeles, Calif., Cynthia (Gary) Sibley, Prophetstown; 10 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; one brother, James H. (Minne) Bartlow, Rushville; one sister, Mary Busby, Rushville; two sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Bartlow, Harrison, Ark. and Cecelia Bartlow of Crockett, Calif. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harlin, Harold and Delbert Bartlow.
He was an Army veteran of W.W. II, serving from Oct. 15, 1941 to Dec. 8, 1945 including 15 months in the European Theater. He received three Bronze Battle Stars.
He graduated from Rushville High School in 1938 and graduated from Gem City Business College, Quincy. He was a bookkeeper in Canton, Mo. and worked at International Harvester in Rock Island, before entering the Army. After his discharge he worked as a bookkeeper and parts manager for Gillenwater Ford Motor Co., Rushville. He later worked as a petroleum truck salesman for Schuyler-Brown FS for 20 years and then farmed for several years until retiring.
He was a member of the Littleton Baptist Church, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, and Schuyler Co. Farm Bureau.
Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, at the Littleton Baptist Church with the Rev. Rodney Caldwell officiating.
Burial was in the Rushville City Cemetery. Schuyler American Legion Post #4 conducted military rites.
Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 



Fern Imogene Mason Blackwell


Eagle Publications, April 6, 2004
Fern Imogene Blackwell, 81, Bushnell, formerly of Henry, died at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2004, at her residence.
She was born March 31, 1923, in Williamsfield, the daughter of Otha Sam and Georgia W. (Schooling) Mason. She married John R. Blackwell Aug. 10, 1941, in Chillicothe. He preceded her in death Nov. 8, 1999.
She is survived by one son, John R. (Priscilla) Blackwell, Jr., Corona, Calif.; one daughter, Dawn Marie (Greg) Schiller, Santa Clarita, Calif.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Eutopia Jane Kaiser, Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Naomi Grace Weisner, Lake Havasu, Ariz. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church, Sparland. She enjoyed dressmaking, quilting, cooking and gardening.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 5, 2004, at the First Baptist Church, Sparland, with Pastor Mike Rotman officiating.
Burial was at the LaPrairie United Presbyterian Cemetery, LaPrairie Center.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.


 



Wayne H. Bryan


Eagle Publications, March 9, 2000
Wayne H. Bryan, age 80, of 643 North Edwards Street, Macomb, died Friday, Feb. 25, 2000, at 7:44 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 7, 1919, in Fulton County to Leonard and Mary Hoyle Bryan. He married Leta Robeson Naylor Feb. 7, 1954, in Macomb. She died December 17, 1993.
He is survived by three sons, William Robinson and Carl Naylor, both of Macomb and Robert Naylor of Canton; four brothers, Gene Bryan of Bushnell and Herschel, Lowell and Royal Bryan, all of Macomb; two sisters, Bessie Harland, of Macomb and Lulu Stephens of Abingdon; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters.
He lived in the Bushnell and Macomb areas most of his life. He worked for Mickleberry Foods in Bushnell for many years and was a machinist at Bower Roller Bearing, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Macomb and the Macomb Men's Bowling Association.
Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 29 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with his grandson, the Rev. Paul Naylor officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Harold Leroy Beaty


died: November 26, 1989
McDonough Democrat, Bushnell, IL., Monday, Nov. 30, 1989
Huntington Beach, Ca. - Harold Leroy Beaty, 50, formerly of rural Avon, IL. died at 3:35 a.m. Sunday at University Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. of complications from diabetes of which he has suffer in recent years.
Born May 16, 1939, in Fulton County, the son of Dwight W. and Eileen (Cadwalader) Beaty, he married Ellen Wright on July 11, 1959 in Oak Park, IL. She survives. Other survivors include his mother of Oneida, two sons, David of Costa Mesa, Ca. and Daniel of Duncanville, TX.; one daughter, Mrs. James (Deborah) Bergthold of Milwaukee, Wi.; one brother, Frank of Pontiac, IL. and one sister, Opal Maple of Galesburg, IL.; two grandchildren. He was preceeded in death by his father and grandparents.
He was a 1958 graduate of Bushnell-Prairie City High School and of Moody Bible Institute and Governors State University. He and his wife have served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Huntington Beach, Ca. since 1960, including 12 years in Peru, South America and four years in Columbia, South America. And, most recently he served as treasurer and CPA at Wycliffe. In 1988, he was recognized as Manager of the Year by the Christian Management Association. He was a member of the Huntington Beach Evangelical Free Church where he served as chairman of the Elder Board. Memorial services are pending and will be held at Bethel Baptist Church, Academy and Fremont Streets, in Galesburg.


 



Andrew B. Butcher


Eagle Publications, September 15, 2005
Andrew B. Butcher, 86, Macomb, formerly of Colchester, died at 5:32 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, at Wesley Village Health Care, Macomb.
He was born Feb. 22, 1919, in Industry, the son of Charles Ross and Anna May (Eddington) Butcher. He married Betty Aileen Rodgers, Nov. 17, 1946, in Roseville. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Andrew B. II (Marian ) Butcher, Winnebago, Steven A. (Patti) Butcher, Pinellas Park, Fla., and Matthew S. (Karen) Butcher, Bradenton, Fla; four grandchildren, Jennifer (Herb) Adams, Jonathan (Shana) Butcher, Sally (Ralph) Wilson and Justin Butcher; one great-grandchild, Kelsey Butcher; and one brother, Clair Butcher, Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and two brothers.
He graduated from Industry High School and from Officers candidate School in the Army-Air Force where he served as a second lieutenant navigator on B-24's in World War II. He operated Butcher's Conoco Service Station in Colchester for over 20 years. He later worked for the city of Colchester, Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Pioneer seed Company and for McDonough County as a Tax Assessor. He was a volunteer fireman and Alderman for the city of Colchester, Attended the Colchester Methodist Church and served several years as its treasurer. He enjoyed raising bird dogs, quail hunting, golf and gardening. He was a member of bird dogs.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2005, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. David E. Bigley officiating.
Cremation Rites have been accorded. Friends may call at the Jones Mortuary after 9 a.m. Sunday till time of services.
A graveside Military Service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, with Military Services by the American Legion Post 6 and V.F.W. Post 1921.


Leona Hickman Blansett


Eagle Publications, January 10, 2002
Leona Blansett, 80, a resident of Wesley Village, formerly of Sciota, died at 7:25 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born March 31, 1921, in Schuyler County near Camden, the daughter of John Clinton and Clara Alice Royer Hickman. She married Richard Blansett Oct. 25, 1942, in Missouri. He preceded her in death Dec. 5, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, Gary Blansett, Macomb, and Wayne (Roberta) Blansett, Sciota; one daughter, Mary Ann Elder, Arlington, Texas; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers; and two sisters.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and one great-grandchild.
She lived her early life near Huntsville, then in the Rushville area. She then lived the next 43 years in rural Sciota. Leona did tax assessing in Sciota for four years and helped on the family farm. She was a member of the Sciota Christian Church. She bowled for many years in the Macomb and Blandinsville Ladies Bowling Leagues.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Tim Platt officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


 



Herschel Hoyle Bryan


Eagle Publications, November 30, 2000
Herschel Hoyle Bryan, 80, of Macomb, died at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Nov. 2, 1920, in Harris Township, Fulton County, the son of Leonard S. and Mary Annette Hoyle Bryan. He married Juanita Maree Harmon on Aug. 9, 1945. She survives.
He had lived in Macomb for 15 years and in Scotland Township the past 40 years.
His parents died in his early years and, for a time, he lived in the home of his aunt and uncle, John and Mary Bryan, in the Point Pleasant area, Fulton County. He farmed in Scotland Township for 55 years.
During 1939, he was stationed at Camp Rusk, Glen Flora, Wis., serving in the United States Civilian Conservation Corps.
He served in the United States Army from September 1942 to November 1945 as a corporal and received the Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and two Bronze Service Bars for the India-Burma and Central Burma Campaigns. He was awarded the Bronze Star for Meritorious Achievement in ground operations against the enemy on or about Feb. 1, 1944, in the India and Burma Theater of Operations.
As a member of the First Christian Church, he served as chairman of the board, elder and deacon and was currently a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, having served as a member of the board of directors. He was a 50-year member of the American Legion, and a Past Commander of Post 6, Macomb, and Past Commander of the 14th District and a Charter Member of the World War II Memorial. He was a 45-year member of the Macomb Masonic Lodge # 17, Macomb; Lodge Council Chapter Consistory,Valley of Quincy, Mohammed Shrine Temple, Peoria; Lamoine Valley Shrine Club; Mohammed Bug Parade Scouts; and former member of the Macomb Lions Club.
In addition to his spouse, he is survived by: one daughter, Cheryl Marlene Bryan; a son-in-law, George Sineni; brothers, Leonard, of Bushnell, and Royal and Lowell, of Macomb; and sisters, Bessie Harland, Macomb, and Lulu Stephens, Abingdon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Cecil and Wayne; and three sisters, Ines Johns, Georgia Mize and Annattalee Garrison.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2000, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Lori Harvey officiating. Burial was at the Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell. Full military rites were conducted at the cemetery by the Macomb American Legion. Masonic services had been conducted by the Macomb Masonic Lodge the day prior.


Edith Emma Simpson Barrick


Fulton Democrat, April l6, 1997
Edith E. Barrick, 101, of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of Cuba, died at 8:15 p.m. April 10,1997, at the nursing home. Born November 27, 1895, in rural Bushnell, the daughter of Louis and Euphemia (Burrows) Simpson, she married Ora Barrick on February 18, 1914, at Ellisville. He died November 14,1970. She was also preceded in death by two sons, three grandchildren, two brothers and nine sisters. Survivors are one son, the Rev. John Barrick of Alabama; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Woods of Ipava, Mrs. Glendon (Helen) Straud of Florida, and Mae Hoskins of Kentucky; 18 grandchildren; 39 great grandchildren and six-great-great grandchildren. She was a member of the Cuba Church of the Nazarene. Services were held April 14 at her church, Rev. Douglas Kindle and Rev. Gordon Barrick officiating. Henry Memorial Home in Cuba was in charge of arrangements. Burial was at Wiley Cemetery in rural Ellisville.


 



Russell O. Bly


Eagle Publications, October 4, 2001
Russell O. Bly, 76, Macomb, died at 4:25 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 15, 1925, in Littleton, the son of Fran and Violet Doty Bly. He married Martha Frakes March 2, 1946, in Macomb. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Ann (Gene) Connor, Macomb; two grandchildren, Trish Horrell and Amber DiNardi; eight great-grandchildren; and five sisters, Mable Plank, Industry, Juanita Griffith, Macomb, Doris Roberts, Moline, Millie Bainter, Macomb, and Annie McClintock, Macomb. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald and Melvin Bly. He served in the Coast Guard during World War II. He was a storage operator for the Iowa Ordinance Plant in Middletown, Iowa, for 30 years. He was a member of the Macomb American Legion Post #6. He was an avid runner and had won numerous medals in area events. There will be no services. Cremation was accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 



Mary Yvonne Litchfield Botts


Eagle Publications, August 12, 1999
Mary Yvonne Botts, 76, of Madison, Wis., formerly of Macomb, died Aug. 8, 1999, in Meriter General Hospital at Madison.
She was born on Jan. 21, 1923, at Astoria, the daughter of Dewey and Alma Gruber Litchfield. She married Robert H. Botts on Aug. 27, 1945. He survives at Madison.
Survivors include sons James (Lora) and their daughters Heather and Emily, all of Madison, and Randy (Ellen Switzky) of Carriere, Miss., and his sons Brendan (Katie), Eugene and Shawn; great-granddaughter Jordan; sisters Maxine (Lloyd) Greuel of Industry, Mildred (Rankin) Beans of Vermont; brothers Maurice (Georgia) Litchfield and Marshall (Joyce) Litchfield, both of Macomb; Botts brothers and sisters Max (RoseAnn) of Nashville, Tenn., John (Barbara) of Rushville, Pat (Jack) Waggoner of Macomb, Donna (Dick) Raffensparger of Claypool, Ariz.; sister-in-law Jean Botts of Macomb.
Botts graduated from Industry High School in 1941. They began their 54 years of marriage in Macomb and Galesburg, before moving to Madison in 1959 for Bob to join Madison General Hospital as director of engineering services.
She was a member of Bethany United Methodist Church at Madison, a lifetime member of Meriter Auxiliary and an active member in the PEO sisterhood. They wintered in Apache Junction, Ariz., since retirement.
Services were Wednesday in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with her brother, Marshall Litchfield, officiating. Burial was in Industry Cemetery.


Marjorie E. Phillips Gallahue Bodenhamer
 

Eagle Publications, June 27, 2002
Marjorie E. Bodenhamer, 81, Macomb, died at 12:19 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2002, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield.
She was born May 27, 1921, in Bushnell, the daughter of Ralph and Lulu Nall Phillips. She married Duane L. Bodenhamer Nov. 1, 1954, in Rock Island. He preceded her in death Aug. 31, 1995. She is survived by one son, Duane "Buddy" Bodenhamer, Macomb; one daughter, Sharon Thrush, Washington; nine grandchildren, Brent Bodenhamer, Tracie Cawthon, Ronnie Gallahue, Susan Bodenhamer, Patrick Bodenhamer, Ryan Gallahue, Randy Thrush, Ricky Thrush and Rod Thrush; three great-grandchildren, T.J. Depoy, Courtney Cawthon and Kelsie Cawthon; and one sister, Charlotte "Babe" Long, Adair.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Ron Gallahue; and two brothers, Barney Phillips and Lavern Phillips. She worked at the Macomb YMCA Day Care Center and owned the Farina Restaurant in Farina.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, June 26, 2002, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Arrangements were made by Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home.
Note: She 1st married Max Gallahue.


 



Priscilla Dean Dixon Bucher


Eagle Publications, April, 18, 2002
Priscilla Bucher
Priscilla Bucher, 80, Macomb, died at 7:50 a.m. Monday, April 15, 2002, at The Elms Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 9, 1921, in Sheldon's Grove, the daughter of Earl and Blanche (Osborn) Dixon. She married Bernard Bucher July 19, 1940, in Lewistown. He survives.
She is also survived by: one daughter, Karen (James) Gray, Macomb; two grandchildren, Todd Gray, Macomb, and Lisa Loffman, Phoenix, Ariz.; three great-grandchildren, Brian and Alex Gray, and Katie Loffman; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Phillip Dixon; and one sister, Delores Jenkins.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, Macomb, and served on its administrative board. She was also active in many other church activities. She was one of the original founders of the West Central Illinois Parkinson's Support Group.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at Wesley United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ruth V. Martin Bisby


Peoria Journal Star, March 12, 1993, Page: C10
Colchester - Ruth V. Bisby, 76, of Colchester died at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, March 11, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born May 29, 1916, in rural Macomb to Grover and Nellie Moore Martin, she married Ralph Bisby on Nov. 30, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Robert of Colchester; one brother, Raymond Martin of Littleton; two granddaughters; and three sisters, Ruby Waddell of Plymouth, Rosalie Lashbrook of Moline and Luan Bryan of Carpentersville. She was preceded in death by six brothers. A licensed practical nurse, she was a lifetime resident of Colchester where she was a member of Colchester United Methodist Church. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Jack Hollenback will officiate. Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. today until the time of services at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


 



Andrew J. Blue


Eagles Publications, November 18, 2003
Andrew J. Blue, 16, Colchester, died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born Aug. 27, 1987, in Macomb, the son of Ronald L. and Laurel B. (Beal) Blue.
He is survived by his parents; maternal grandmother, Vivian Beal, Macomb; paternal grandparents, Charles and Nilda {Nelda} Blue, Blandinsville; one brother, Ryan L. (Shannon Shirey) Blue; one sister Heather R. (Mike) Toland, Colchester; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Earl Beal.
He was a sophomore at West Prairie High School, Sciota. He was in football, baseball, freshman class president, honor student, scholastic team, youth group of Colchester First Baptist Church, and Colchester United Methodist Church, Habitat for Humanity, member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, loved playing paint ball, video and computer games, hanging out with friends and family and a gift of hope organ donor.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2003, at Colchester First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Earl Beal officiating. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2003, at Jones Mortuary. Friends may call Jones Mortuary after 4 p.m. Monday, till 9 p.m. Tuesday then at the Colchester First Baptist Church till the time of services. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Jones' Mortuary, Colchester, is in charge of arrangements.

 



Nelda L. Curless Blue


Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 2004, Page: B4
Blandinsville - Nelda L. Blue, 78, of 3075 E. County Road 1970 died at 8:04 a.m. Saturday, June 19, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Oct. 27, 1925, in Vermont, Ill., to Harvey Oscar and Hattie Royer Curless, she married Charles D. Blue on Jan. 8, 1944, in Rushville. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Steven (and Sandy) of Carthage and Ronald (and Laurel) of Colchester; four grandchildren; and one great-grandson. She was preceded in death by one brother, two sisters and one grandson.
She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. The Rev. Robert Tillman will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery in Vermont.


Madelyn B. Ashwood Bennett


Canton Dailey Ledgar, May 28, 1981
Madelyn Bennet
Vermont - Mrs. Madelyn B. Bennett, 63, of Elms Nursing Home, Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died at 11:52 p.m. Monday in McDonough District Hospital.
She was born May 4, 1918, in Schuyler County, a daughter of Thomas and Golda (Billingsley) Ashwood. She married Justin Bennett in May of 1949 in Indianapolis. He died Nov. 3, 1968. Survivors include one daughter, Miss Christine Bennett of Boston, Mass., and one brother Thomas Ashwood of rural Vermont.
She was an executive secretary for General Motors 10 years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Kost Memorial Home.
Visitiation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.

 



Mary Frances Winters Bennett


Rushville Times, January 6, 1999
Who: Mary Frances Bennett, resident of Sprucewood Healthcare Center of Macomb, and formerly of Industry.
Died: Dec. 30, 1998, at the healthcare center.
Born: April 30, 1910 in Littleton.
Parents: Roy David and Ruth (McGraw) Winters.
Married: Clarence E. Bennett, Sept. 22, 1934, in Springfield.
Surviving: one son, Dwight Bennett of Industry; two grandchildren, Roy L. Bennett of Albany, Ind., and Shirley Lotz of Industry; four great-grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and two step great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by: one sister in infancy and one grandson, David.
History: lived all her life in Schuyler and McDonough counties; schoolteacher.

 




Edmond Lee Bisby


born 18 Dec 1899 Dewitt, AR. Died 26 Jul 1966 Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. Buried 28 Jul 1966 Mt. Auburn Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, July 29, 1966
Edmond Bisby, 66, of Colchester, a retired farmer and mechanic, died at 1:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate and burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will meet with friends this evening at the funeral home. He was born Dec. 18, 1899, at Dewitt, Ark., the son of Ross and Minnie Reed Bisby and came to Illinois with his parents at the age of six. He resided in the Birmingham, Plymouth and Colchester communities during his life. He was a member of the Scott Church. He never married. Surviving is one brother, Ralph Bisby of Colchester.
Note: Newspaper date of this obit is in question. I received this: "By the way on Edmond's gravestone, his death date is inscribed as June 25, 1966."

 




John William Bisby


born 16 Oct 1875 Astoria Twp., Fulton Co., IL. Died 6 Apr 1958 Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. Buried 8 April 1958 Scott Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, 8 April 1958
John William Bisby of Plymouth died at 3 a.m. Sunday at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage. He fell at his home Feb. 11, fracturing his right hip, and had been in the hospital since that time.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Cookson Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Albert Buckrop wili officiate, and burial will be in Scott's Cemetery east of Plymouth.
Mr. Bisby was born at Astoria Oct. 16, 1875, to Levi and Nancy Aten Bisby, and married Patience Van Winkle in McDonough County April 4, 1897. They farmed in the Scott's vicinity a number of years, lived at Birmingham for a time, and 15 years ago moved to Plvmouth.
Surviving are the widow; two sons, Everett of Burnside and Russell Bisby of Plymouth; a daughter, Mrs. Oacle Braum of Plymouth; a sister, Mrs. Alta Daniels of Plymouth; four grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Six sisters and one brother are deceased.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Note: They had the following children: Oakle; James Everett; Russell Ivan.

 




Levi "Ross" Garfield Bisby


born 8 Sep 1877 near Astoria, Fulton Co., IL. Died 30 Apr 1946 Colchester, McDonough Co., IL. Buried 2 May 1946 Mt. Auburn Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, May 1, 1946
Ross Bisby, 68, died at his home in Colchester about 9:15 last night. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Thursday afternoon at the chapel of Jones mortuary in Colchester, the Rev. Nowlin officiating, and burial will be in Mt. Auburn cemetery. Bisby was born Sept. 8, 1877 near Astoria to Levi and Nancy Aten Bisby, and had lived at Colchester about six years. He was a retired farmer. On Nov. 27, 1898 he married Minnie Reed, who survives with two sons, Edmond Lee and Ralph Eugene Bisby, both of Colchester. A brother, Wm., of Plymouth and two isters, Mrs. Lou Miller and Mrs. Alta Daniels, both of Colchester, also survive. Four sisters, Mrs. Emma McCormick, Mrs. Etta LaPierre, Mrs. Belle Bolen, and Mrs. Ella Adair are deceased. Friends may call at the funeral home.

 




Patience M. Van Winkle Bisby


married John William Bisby 4 Apr 1897 Bethel Twp., McDonough Co., IL. She was born 22 Dec 1875 Plymouth, Hancock Co., IL. Died 14 Dec 1964 Carthage, Hancock Co., IL. Buried 17 Dec 1964 Scott Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, Dec 1964
Mrs. Patience Bisby, 89, of Plymouth died about 3 a.m. today in Carthage Memorial Hospital where she was admitted Monday afternoon. She had been in poor health the past several weeks and had resided at the Sapp Nursing Home in Plymouth for more than three years.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cookson Funeral Home in Plymouth. The Rev. Robert Shobe will officiate and burial will be in Scott's Cemetery.
Mrs. Bisby was born Dec. 22, 1875 at Plymouth, the daughter of James and Hanna Shoopman Van Winkle. She married William Bisby, April 4, 1897 in McDonough County. They farmed in the Scotts neighborhood and in the Birmingham community until 21 years ago when they moved into Plymouth. He died in 1958.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Oacle Braum of Plymouth; two sons, Everett of Burnside and Russell of Plymouth; four grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Two sister, Mrs. Lizzie McDaniel and Mrs. Lillie Bible and a brother, Thomas Van Winkle are deceased. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday evening at the funeral home.
Note: They had the following children: Oakle; James Everett; Russell Ivan.


 



Sarah Minnie Reed Bisby


Married Ross Levi Garfield Bisby 27 Nov 1898. She was born 16 Dec 1878 Marshalltown, IA. Died 1958 Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. Buried Mt. Auburn Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, 1958
Mrs. Minnie Bisby, 80, of Colchester died Sunday night at 11:15 at McDonough District Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel of Jones mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Ray Chalfant of Lincoln will officiate, and burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester. Mrs. Bisby was born Dec. 16, 1878, at Marshalltown, Iowa, to John F. and Ida Cannon Reed, and came to Illinois 3-n 1906. She was a member of the Christian Church. On Nov. 27, 1898 she married Ross Bisby, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two sons, Edmond and Ralph Bisby of Colchester, and one grandson. Five brothers and sisters, W.C. and Bert Reed, Emma Sageser, Nettie Adams, and May Helms, are deceased. Friends may call at the chapel. The family will be at the chapel this evening.

 




William Black
 

Rushville Times, October 18, 2000, page 15, column 4
William "Bill" Black, 68, of Colchester, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at his rural Colchester home.
He was born June 26, 1932, in rural Stronghurst, the son of the late Albert and Agatha Coghill Black.
On June 26, 1951, he married Barbara Lee Kellum of rural Industry. She died Oct. 24, 1996.
He is survived by two children, Mrs. Richard (Carolyn) Miller of Colchester, and Kenneth "Al" (wife Vicki) Black of rural Colchester; and four grandchildren.
He married Alice (Switzer) Pierce on June 10, 1999, at the Fandon Christian Church. She survives, along with sisters, Mrs. Larry (Estelene) Bodenhamer, of Macomb and Mrs. Larry (Judy) Bland of Colchester; six step-children; nine step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
A life-long McDonough County resident, he farmed after service in the the navy during the Korean War. He also worked as a supervisor for the King-Seeley plant in Macomb until it moved. He then was bus supervisor/mechanic for Colchester school district until his retirement.
He was in the sixth generation of members of the Fandon Christian Church, where he served as an elder, and he sang with the Mt. Carmel Gospel Group. He belonged to American Legion Post 6 in Macomb and the CB club, ReAct. He was a licensed airplane pilot for several years, and enjoyed golfing, some hunting and fishing, and especially camping and traveling.
Funeral services were held Friday, Oct. 13, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. John Shepherd officiated. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Full military rites were conducted at the cemetery by the Macomb American Legion and Macomb V.F.W.

 




Death of William T. Black


Canton Weekly Register, Oct. 11, 1900, page 3, col. 4
Squire W. T. Black, a resident of Schuyler County, Illinois since 1825, died of heart disease, on Oct. 3rd. He died at his home 5 miles from Bushnell, Illinois in his 80th year.

Obituary (reprinted) for William T. Black
died October 2, 1900
Rushville Times, October 4, 2000, page 4, column 1
William T. Black of Woodstock Township, Schuyler County's oldest resident, died at his house Tuesday evening at 5 o'clock. At almost eighty years of age, he was vigorous and active up to the last day of his life and the end came suddenly, when, without a murmur of pain, his spirit was wafted to the world beyond. On the morning of the day of his death he had planned to come to Rushville, but not feeling well he concluded to remain at home. He was about the house during the day and ate a hearty supper. Getting up from the table he lay down on a lounge to read a paper, and then it was that death came to him.
Mr. Black was without a doubt the oldest resident of the county at the time of his death. Two years after Calvin Hobart and Orris McCartney, the first white settlers of Schuyler County, came here in 1823, Mr. Black, than only four years of age, was brought to the county by his parents. His father, Richard Black, moved here from Kentucky, reaching what was afterwards to be the city of Rushville in November 1825. He purchased of Willie O'Neal for $200 what is now central park, but in less than a year he was "entered out" by the county and sustained the loss of nearly all he had paid for the place. At the time the capital of Schuyler contained only one hewed log cabin and stable. When Mr. Black was compelled to remove, to make way for the town site of Rushville he went to what is now Woodstock Township and took a claim on section 15. When he located there his neighbors were several miles distant and game was so plentiful it was not necessary to go away from the cabin to kill deer and smaller game. Mr. Black Sr. remained a resident of the county until his death in 1853. His sons William T., Isaac and James P. have been honored citizens of the county.
William T. Black was born in Dubois County, Indiana, March 18, 1821. He came with his parents to Rushville in 1825 and for nearly seventy-five years has been a resident of this county. He remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority and then he started out in life on his own account. He was united in marriage Oct. 30, 1842, to Matilda Matheny. In 1867, Mr. Black brought a 280 acre farm in Woodstock Township, where he has since resided.
There were six children born to Mr. and Mrs. Black: Frank P. who resides on the home place; Richard of McDonough County; Mrs. A. E. Kettenring of Peoria, and Austin and William H. of this county. Harriet A., a daughter, died some years ago. Besides the family of five children, the wife of fifty-eight years remains to mourn the death of a faithful, kind and true husband.
During his long life Mr. Black has taken an active interest in politics and has been one of the workers in the Democratic party for more than fifty years. Nor were his fellow citizens unmindful of his ability as a party worker for time and again he was honored with township offices and was for many years continued in the office of justice of the peace of Woodstock Township.


 




Grace Young Bridges


Grace Young Bridges, Blandinsville, Dies
Mrs. Grace Young Bridges, 87, formerly of Blandinsville, dies at 2:15 p.m. Friday at the Americana Nursing Center.
Funeral services will be held at the Clugston Chapel in Blandinsville at 2 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Virgil Kelly will officiate and burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1 p.m. Sunday until time of services. The family will meet with friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening. Those wishing to do so may make contributions to the Blandinsville Hire United Heart Fund.
Mrs. Bridges was born Oct. 18, 1887, near Industry, the daughter of James and Margaret Justus Young. She spent her early life near Industry, then lived in Sciota, spent 1 year in Fairview and has lived in Blandinsville since 1928.
She married Glenn Bridges on November 28, 1907. He died in Feb. 1954. She was a former member of the Industry Christian Church.
Mrs. Bridges is survived by one son, Milan Bridges of Rock Island; and two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Portwood of Canton and Mrs. Eleanor Anderson of Blandinsville; five grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren; one step grandchild and two brothers, Ed Young of Industry and Ira Young of Decatur.
She was preceded in death by one son, Glade, one great grandchild, two brothers, Orrie and Willis, and a half-sister, Mrs. George (Nellie) Logan.
Submitted by Betty Young Adair, Niece

 




Mary Edna Nebergall Brown


Memorial
Mary E. Brown was born in McDonough county, Illinois, October 18?? {1862} and died in Astoria June 15, 1890, aged 27 years, 7 months and 25 days. She was married to G. W. {George Washington} Brown July ?? {23}, 1878, and he and two daughters survive her. She was a victim of the dreaded disease, consumption, but she patiently endured her suffering until death set her soul at liberty. She was conscious nearly to the last, and when she felt the touch of the icy hand of death she called her husband to her bedside and asked him if he would meet her in heaven. After receiving from him an answer that gave her a feeling of entire satisfaction, not being able to speak to her children as she seemed to desire, she kissed them and her husband a last farewell and fell asleep in Jesus, to wait the resurrection. She dated her conversion to the meeting held in '86 at the U. B. church conducted by the evangelist, G. K. Little, at which time she united with the church, of which she was a devoted and faithful member until called from labor to reward. A wide circle of friends and the church of which she was a member sympathize with the family in their bereavement. The funeral services were held at the U. B. church Monday afternoon and the remains were interred at Salem cemetery. E. H. Shuey
*NOTE:
found in a scrapbook in Roswell, New Mexico by Nancy Harvey while going though her mother's things after her death. "The scrapbook is one which my great grandmother, Amanda Bryan Wetzel, or perhaps my grandmother, Nettie Wetzel Dean, pasted lots of obituaries of family and friends. These families were from around McDonough, Fulton and Schuyler Counties. These obits are probably around a hundred years old or may be more."


Irene T. Kirkpatrick Barkley


Rushville Times, April 18, 2001, page 13, column 4
Irene T. Barkley, 94, of Macomb, formerly of Ipava, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Wesley Village in Macomb.
She was born Nov. 13, 1906, in Smithfield, the daughter of Frank and Grace (Neff) Kirkpatrick. She married Frank Barkley on Dec. 26, 1925, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died March 9, 1989. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Robert Barkley and four brothers. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Ginny) Doxstader of Macomb and Mrs. Sonny (Carolyn) Van Order of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and one brother, Burdette (wife Mary) Kirkpatrick of Champaign.
She was a member of Ipava Presbyterian Church and was a 50-year member of the Ipava Order of the Eastern Star 226. She was a graduate of Table Grove High School and Western Illinois University. She taught school for more than 30 years in the Ipava community.
Graveside services were Saturday, April 14, 2001, at Ipava Cemetery. Pastor Kevin Kessler officiated. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of the services.
 

Joseph Bean


Macomb Daily Journal, October 15, 1912
Joseph Bean, one of the older and more respected citizens of Colchester, died a few minutes before noon this morning, after an illness extending over a period of time. Death resulted from a complication of troubles. He was in the neighborhood of 65 years.
The time of the funeral has not yet been decide on and will be announced later.
Deceased has been a resident of the county practically ever since he was married. After the death of his wife, several years ago, he retired from farming and has been living with his daughter, Mrs. Joseph Welch. He leaves besides the daughter, 2 sons, Vilasco and Bert, both of Colchester.


Hazel Genevieve Davis Banks


Hazel D. Banks, 84, died at 3:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. She was receiving Hospice Care at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy after a long and courageous 10 year battle with cancer. She wishes to thank Dr. Kathryn Arrambide followed by Dr. Raymond Smith as well as Dr. Louis Kim for taking such good care of her through the years. Hazel was the daughter of the late Clarence and Ella Davis of Alexis. She was born at Burgess, and she married William Banks, her husband and best friend, on Aug. 24, 1947, at the Burgess Presbyterian Church. Hazel graduated from Alexis High School and attended Western Illinois University. She taught in a country grade school for several years. She later had a career as an activity director for three different nursing homes in Illinois. Her family, children and grandchildren have always been a very special joy to her. Hazel enjoyed serving in her church, Union United Methodist, where she and Bill are members. She also loved singing in the church choir as well as in other volunteer choirs over the years. She was a member of the "red hat" club which she had fun with. She mentored children in the public school system, which she sadly had to give up due to her cancer treatments. She devotedly served as president of the Open Door Club when she lived in Mesa, Ariz., ministering to the elderly and shut-ins with special needs. She and Bill lived in Arizona for eight years in their early retirement years and enjoyed many friends and experiences there. It was "the time of their lives". All who knew Hazel loved her. She was a role model and an inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bill Banks; her sons, Michael (Betsy) and Kent (Yvonne) Banks and daughter Vicki Ann Banks Scheel (Barry). Her grandchildren are, Paul (Kara) and Jesse Lynch (Vicki and Alan Lynch), Rachel Rodgers (Matt) and Corrie Rosensteel (John) (Barry's children and Vicki's stepchildren), Newton, Emily, and Kent Banks (Michael and Betsy), and Casey and Kayla Banks (Kent and Yvonne). She also has two adorable stepgreat-grandchildren, Eden and Jubilee Rosensteel. All will miss her terribly since she was truly a focal point for the family, and held each and every one individually in her prayers. She is also survived by her two sisters, Mildred Seger and Bethel Swanson and one brother, Paul Davis (Carol) as well as her sister-in-law, Margaret Banks. She also has several dear nieces and nephews and many treasured friends. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Morwell conducting. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Glade City Cemetery at Blandinsville with Chaplain James Riley conducting. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub by Ella Tittsworth]


Delina Baldock Baumgardner


died: June 26, 1914
Mrs. Delina Baumgardner of Scotland Township died last night at 11:30 of rheumatism and complications with which she has been ill for thirty-one years and for the past five years has been a helpless invalid. She died on her 57th birthday. Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock in the Ebenezer Presbyterian church. Rev. Wilson assisted by Rev. Prentis will conduct the services. Interment will be made in the Camp Creek cemetery.
Delina Baldock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Baldock, was born June 26, 1857. She came to Illinois in 1864 and October 1, 1874 she was united in marriage with John Baumgardner, who survives. For a number of years they lived on a farm near Colchester but for the past twenty-five years or more they have lived in Scotland Township. About eighteen years ago the deceased was united with the Presbyterian church and since has lived a life consistent with her profession of faith. During the trying illness which she has suffered so long she bore her affliction with fortitude and in a manner which emphacised her faith. She has lived a life devoted to her family and her example will long remain as an elevating influence among those to whom her memory is dear. Besides her husband she is survived by the following children, John W. of Scotland Township, Patsy, at home, Mrs. Jacob Bartley of Macomb, George David and Sophia both at home and one brother, John Baldock of west of this city, two sisters, Mrs. Polly Ann Rexroat of Macomb and Mrs. George Miller of Ipava.

 



Mabel R. Kelly Morrell Beghtol


Peoria Journal Star, August 12, 1991, Page: C6
Rushville - Mabel R. Beghtol, 78, of 620 N. Congress St. died at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 1991, at her residence.
Born Jan. 11, 1913, in Littleton Township, Schuyler County, to Elmer E. and Janie Arnold Kelly, she married Alfred Jackson Morrell on Jan. 6, 1932, in Littleton. She then married Harold Beghtol on Feb. 15, 1960, in Quincy. Both later died. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Patricia Ann Morrell.
She is survived by two sons, Zane Morrell and Paul David Morrell, and one daughter, Nancy Joy Wise, all of Rushville; one sister, M. Maxine Tomlinson of Anaheim, Calif.; one half sister, Betty Payne of Industry; one half brother, Francis Kelly of Macomb; seven grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was employed as a supervisor at the former Lacy Shelter Care of Rushville until retiring.
She was a former member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, the Rev. Dean Spencer officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

 



Marylou Leona Bollinger Bird


Peoria Journal Star, November 27, 1992, Page: A11
Astoria - Marylou Leona Bird, 63, of Astoria died at 12:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, 1992, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Born June 22, 1929, in Schuyler County to Luther and Leona Vaughn Bollinger, she married Lester R. Bird on July 14, 1956. He died Dec. 27, 1987.
Survivng are one son, Randy of Macomb; three brothers, Eugene Bollinger of Canton, Robert Bollinger of Astoria and Richard Bollinger of Rushville; and three sisters, Charlotte Norton of Rushville, Freida Stambaugh of Astoria and Betty Norton of Beardstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. The Rev. Mike Thomas will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the memorial home. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.


 



Ralph Herbert Blaesing


Peoria Journal Star, September 30, 1992, Page: D6
Rushville - Ralph Herbert Blaesing, 75, of Rushville died at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Jan. 12, 1917, in Quincy to Conrad B. and Anna Maas Blaesing, he married Iva Thompson. She preceded him in death. He later married Ellen Harris on Oct. 18, 1968, in Rushville. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Mike of Rushville, Dan and Vern, both of Macomb, and David of Auburndale, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Pepple and Laura Blaesing, both of Rushville, and Evelyn Robb of Phoenix, Ariz.; one brother, Lawrence of St. Louis; 21 grandchildren; and one great-grandson. Five sisters preceded him in death.
A World War II Army veteran, he was an administrator at the Illinois Department of Public Aid office in Rushville for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville, American Heart Association, Knights of Columbus, Illinois Welfare Association, Schuyler County Food Basket, Schuyler County American Legion Post 4 and Schuyler County 708 Board.
He coached Little League baseball for more than 10 years.
Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at his church. The Rev. Robert Reynolds will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, where military rites will be accorded at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

 


Ruby I. Lucas Barb


Eagle Publications, June 27, 2002
Ruby I. Barb, 95, Macomb, died at 9:55 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born Sept. 1, 1906, in Industry, the daughter of J. C. and Loucettia (Pittman) Lucas. She married Manville Barb Nov. 27, 1926, in Macomb. He died in 1962.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Brian Barb; three brothers, Joseph, Lee and George Lucas; three sisters, Ethel Garrison, Nina Daugherty and Mabel Hainline; and one sister in infancy, Hazel.
Born and raised in McDonough County, she lived in East Orange, N. J., before moving back to Macomb in 1971. She worked as a salesperson for Woolworth for 23 years.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville, with the Rev. A. Lee Unger officiating. Friends may call at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday, June 27. There will be no family visitation.

 



Roseanna "Rosie" Brown McGaughey Barrett


Peoria Journal Star, April 1, 1993, Page: C8
Macomb - Roseanna "Rosie" Brown, 50, of 716 E. Washington died at 8:09 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Oct. 3, 1942, in Industry Township to Harold and Helen Hollenback Brown, she married Robert McGaughey on Dec. 7, 1959, in Macomb. He died in 1967. She later married Conrad Barrett on Nov. 1, 1968.
Surviving are her mother of Macomb; one grandmother, Janie Hollenback of Macomb; three daughters, Cheri Kimbley and Glenda McGaughey of Kingdom City, Mo., and Tammy Polston of Mexico, Mo.; one son, Robert McGaughey of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Donald Brown of Henry; and eight grandchildren. Her father preceded her in death.
A member of the Illinois Nursing Association, she was a licensed practical nurse at St. Luke's Christian Hospital in Beardstown.
She also was a licensed pratical nurse tutor at Spoon River College and was working of her registered nurse certificate.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clugston- Tibbitts Funeral Home. The Rev. Gerald Seabaugh will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial of ashes will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


 



Vickie A. Billingsley Bartlett


Eagle Publications, February 13, 2003
Vickie A. Bartlett, 48, Bushnell, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Macomb, the daughter of Oma and Mary L. (Lloyd) Billingsley. She married Michael Bartlett March 8, 1973, in Bushnell. He survives.
She is also survived by her mother, Bushnell; one son, Jason Bartlett, Bushnell; one daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Hood, Bushnell; two granddaughters, Haley and Sarah Hood, Bushnell; one brother, David (Connie) Billingsley, Bushnell; and two sisters, Donna (Franklin) Helle, Lewistown, and Connie (Herb) Hoyt, Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Bonnie; and one nephew.
She worked for 30 years at Prairie City Health Care Center and later at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Bushnell Cemetery following the service. There will be no visitation.

Eagle Publications, February 21, 2003
Vickie A. Bartlett
Vickie A. Bartlett, 48, Bushnell, died at 3:32 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Dec. 29, 1954, in Macomb, the daughter of Oma and Mary L. (Lloyd) Billingsley. She married Michael Bartlett March 8, 1973, in Bushnell. He survives.
She is also survived by her mother, Bushnell; one son, Jason Bartlett, Bushnell; one daughter, Jennifer (Justin) Hood, Bushnell; two granddaughters, Haley and Sarah Hood, Bushnell; one brother, David (Connie) Billingsley, Bushnell; and two sisters, Donna (Franklin) Helle, Lewistown, and Connie (Herb) Hoyt, Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her father; one sister, Bonnie; and one nephew.
She worked for 30 years at Prairie City Health Care Center and later at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
Cremation rites were accorded. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial of ashes will take place in Bushnell Cemetery following the service. There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.


 



Virginia Conboy Barton


(December 11, 1906 - January 30, 2006)
Virginia Conboy Barton, 99, of Macomb, passed away at 11:40 pm Monday Jan. 30, 2006 at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born December 11, 1906 in Pittsfield, IL. to R.J. and Charlotte Conboy, she married O.T. Barton on August 25 1928 in Pike County. He preceded her in death on July 21, 1973.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, R.J. Conboy, Jr., one sister Mary Roberts, a son-in-law Loren K. Dittus, and a grandson Mark Dittus.
Surviving are one daughter, JoAnne B. Dittus of Macomb, and a granddaughter Ann Marie Dittus-Krone of Pleasant Plains, two sisters Mardell Barton of Princeton and Pauline (and Bob) Roark of Bushnell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Virginia moved to Macomb in 1936. She was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, quilting, and needlework. Her church affiliation was Methodist.
Graveside services will be at 2:00 PM Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Pastor Michael Burdick will officiate. Friends may call at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home from 10 am- 1:30 pm on Friday.

 



Lorna "Allene" Reiley Becker


State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 29, 2003, Page: 11
Beardstown - Lorna "Allene" Becker, 86, of Beardstown died Monday, July 28, 2003, at her home.
She was born July 7, 1917, in Browning, the daughter of James Whitcomb and Vera Hollenback Reiley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Milton O. Becker in 1969 and a daughter, Holly Swanson.
Mrs. Becker graduated from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles in 1934 and earned a degree as a licensed vocational nurse in Los Altos, Calif. She was a charge nurse at a nursing home in California for 10 years. She later co-owned and operated Second Hand Rose in Beardstown.
Survivors: two daughters, Kathleen (husband, Allan) Allar of Beardstown and Barbara Kidder Fox of Rochester, Ind.; a son, Hayes B. Becker of Macomb; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, Orrin Reiley of Buellton, Calif.; and two sisters, Metta (husband, Harold "Bud") Landes of Beardstown and Jeanette Haig of Magnolia.
Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown. Burial: Browning Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 2003, Page: B04
Lorna Becker
Beardstown - Lorna ''Allene'' Becker, 86, of Beardstown died Monday, July 28, 2003, at her residence.
Born July 7, 1917, in Browning to James Whitcomb and Vera Hollenback Reiley, she married Milton O. Becker. He died in 1969.
Surviving are two daughters, Kathleen (and Allan) Allar of Beardstown and Barbara Kidder Fox of Rochester, Ind.; one son, Hayes of Macomb; one brother, Orrin Reiley of Buellton, Calif.; two sisters, Metta (and Harold ''Bud'') Landes of Beardstown and Jeanette Haig of Magnolia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Holly Swanson; and six brothers.
She was a licensed vocational nurse and worked at a California nursing home for 10 years. In 1979, she returned to Illinois, where she and her sister Metta owned and operated Second Hand Rose antique shop in Beardstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sager Funeral Home, where family will receive friends two hours before. Burial will be in Browning Cemetery in Browning.


 



Eva M. Dunmire Behymer


Rushville Times, March 13, 1980
Behymer Rites Held in Mt. Sterling Thursday
Services were held last Thursday at Hufnagal Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling for Eva M. Behymer, age 69, of rural Mt. Sterling.
She died on March 4 at the Beardstown hospital, Beardstown.
She was born in Brown county, Aug. 21, 1910, the daughter of Frank and Bessie Pruden Dunmire. She attended the Brown county schools. On May 23, 1928 in Brown county, she married Orville Behymer who survives.
Survivors also include: Seven children - LeRoy Behymer of Mt. Sterling, Edward Behymer of Macomb, Mrs. John (Gloria) Fry of Mt. Sterling, Richard Behymer of DuPoint, Ind., Mrs. Terry (Carol) Steinberg of Meredosia, Don Behymer of Rushville, Steve Behymer of Mt. Sterling; four brothers - Roy Dunmire of Victoria, Texas, Genisee Dunmire of Beardstown, Frank Dunmire of Lewistown, Charles Dunmire of Moweaqua; one sister - Mrs. Charles (Mary ellen) Bridgewater of Versailles. There are 21 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

 



Zelma E. Stephens Bennett


Eagle Publications, January 18, 2005
Zelma E. Bennett, 92, Colchester, died at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at The Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
She was born June 2, 1912, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John and Nellie (Whalen) Stephens. She married Vincent D. Bennett, July 8 1939, in Davenport, Iowa. He preceded her in death Dec. 21, 2004.
She is survived by two sons, Stephen (Anita) Bennett, Colchester and James (Janis) Bennett, Ashland, Ky.; one daughter, Christine (John) Schoeninger, Granger, Ind.; five grandsons; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Alva Reynolds.
She received her bachelor's degree in education from WIU in 1935. She worked as a secretary for the McDonough County Superintendent of schools, taught school, worked in the placement office at WIU and held various other clerical positions. She was a member of Colchester United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at Jones' Mortuary, Colchester with the Rev. David Bigley officiating.
Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.

 



Maxine Wilson Berry


Eagle Publications, March 2, 2005
Maxine Berry, 90, Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, died at 12:40 p.m. Monday, March 28, 2005, at Macomb Senior Living Center, Macomb.
She was born April 21, 1914, in Industry, the daughter of Guy and Nora (Fowler) Wilson. She married Howard A. Berry June 13, 1936, 1936, in Rushville. He preceded her in death May 27, 1966.
She is survived by two sons, Gerald Berry, Spokane and Robert Berry, Peoria; one daughter, Patty Green, California; eight grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Gretchen Geer; one son, Raymond; and six brothers.
She was a member of Industry Methodist Church. She also enjoyed reading and crocheting.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. April 1, 2005, at Bushnell cemetery with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.


 



Ray "Tiger" C. Black


Eagle Publications, November 16, 2000
Ray C. "Tiger" Black, 83, Colchester, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 12, 2000, at the Morton Terrace Nursing Home in Morton.
He was born May 17, 1917, in Sciota to William Keller and Eliza Ellen Helton Black. He married Margaret A. Lescallett on Nov. 19, 1944, in Macomb; she survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Allen Black, Monmouth, and Gary (Therese) Black, New Lenox; one daughter, Jamie (Ralph) Stone, Mackinaw; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Margaret DeCamp, Chenoa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bert Black; and four sisters, Myrtle Britton, Ava Flynn, Beulah Titus and Lillie Larner.
Ray served in the National Guard from 1937-1940 and then in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1945. He was a Golden Gloves boxing champion in 1936 and was a boxing instructor in the National Guard; he also boxed in the Navy. He was active with the local youth boxing association for several years. He was a charter member of the Illinois Sheriffs Association, a life member of American Legion Post #6 and VFW Post 1921. He raced stock cars for nine years and was a volunteer at Macomb Speedway for several years. He served as a Macomb Police Officer for a short time and briefly worked for King Seeley in Macomb. He owned and operated Black Transfer for 69 years. He attended the First Christian Church of Macomb. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, 2000, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with Pastor Frederick Larner officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


 



F. Russell Blevins


Eagle Publications, July 18, 2002
F. Russell Blevins, 74, Macomb, died at 4:40 p.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Jan. 20, 1928, in Macomb, the son of Wilburn L. and Flossie L. (Bainter) Blevins. He married Barbara J. Foster June 4, 1950, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by his mother, Macomb; two sons, Jon (Peggy) Blevins, Bentonville, Ark., and Jeff (Melodee) Blevins, Springfield; five grandchildren, Noelle Regan, Megan Driggs, Jordan Blevins, Katie Blevins and Rory Blevins; one unborn great-grandson, Austin Ray Blevins, whose birth will be in September; and one brother, Robert (Sam) Blevins, Macomb.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister, Bonnie Myers.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He worked for the Peter Pan Bakery and for the U.S. Postal Service from 1959-1988. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Macomb. He was active in Boy Scouts and YMCA Little League baseball. He and his wife spent their winters in Florida after his retirement, and he enjoyed shuffleboard, flowers, playing cards and woodworking.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 15, 2002, at the First Christian Church, with his son, the Rev. Jeff Blevins, and the Rev. Steve Workman officiating. Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church, 120 N. McArthur St., Macomb, IL 61455.
Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

 



Ollie M. Graves Bliven


Peoria Journal Star, December 1, 1994, Page: D6
Macomb - Ollie M. Bliven, 96, of 1212 Madelyn Ave. died at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 1994, at Elms Nursing Home.
Born Jan. 17, 1898, in Macomb to John and Mary Newell Graves, she married Lennis W. Bliven on April 9, 1920, in Macomb. He died Jan. 6, 1974. One brother, four sisters and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, John of Macomb, Charles of Fort Myers, Fla., and David of Burlington, Iowa; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
She graduated from Western Illinois University. She taught school in the Macomb area. She also worked at Kline's and Montgomery Ward & Co. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. James Stovall will officiate. Visitation will from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Elms Nursing Home or her church.

 



Stephanie "Stevie" Borders


Eagle Publications, July 5, 2001
Services for Stephanie "Stevie" Borders, 18, of Bushnell, were held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with Rev. James Vancil officiating.
Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.
She had been missing since September. Her remains were found May 18, 2001, near Avon. Authorities are still investigating.
She was born Sept. 2, 1982, in Macomb to Daryl and Donna Dilts Borders.
Surviving are her parents of Bushnell; one son; one brother, Vance Borders at home; and her grandfather, Bud Borders of Bushnell.
She was a member of Bushnell Baptist Church.

 




Berthol A. Bowman


Eagle Publications, February 8, 2001
Berthol A. Bowman, 86, of Macomb, died at 3:03 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Oct. 1, 1914, in Industry, the son of Ernest and Effie Teel Bowman. He married Elsie Lisenbee May 23, 1934, in Davenport, Iowa. She survives.
Also surving are two brothers, Gene Bowman, Mathis, Texas, and Duane Bowman, Riverdale, Md. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the Navy during World War II on a destroyer escort.
He was a salesman and serviceman for Arnold Brothers Heating & Cooling in Macomb and later worked for Connor Co. Plumbing & Heating Supplies in Macomb. He was an Eagle Scout, a member of American Legion Post #6, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 and Wesley United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held February 1, 2001, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital Development Council.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 



Clara Lou Icenogle Bridgewater


Eagle Publications, December 12, 2002
Clara Lou Bridgewater, 69, Macomb, died at 1:45 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Dec. 19, 1932, in Macomb, the daughter of Ross and Leah (Snapp) Icenogle. She married Cletus Bridgewater Aug. 29, 1953, in Palmyra, Mo. He survives.
She is also survived by three sons, Clifford Bridgewater, Shawnee, Kan., Louis Bridgewater, Spring Hill, Fla., and John Bridgewater, Hemet, Calif.; two daughters, Sue Nixa, Galesburg, and Kim Fox, Macomb; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Ross, Leo, Charlie and Jack Icenogle, and two sisters, Ruth Kulp and Merle Underwood.
She was a homemaker and an American Red Cross volunteer for 25 years. She was also an election ward judge. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with Bishop Mark Callister officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.

 



Carl Brooks


died: December 31, 1979
Rushville Time, January 3, 1980
Rites for Carl Brooks, 88, Held Here Monday
Services for Carl Brooks, 88, were conducted Monday at Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Gary Bass officiating at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Rushville Cemetery.
He died Saturday at Culbertson Memorial hospital.
He was born Jan. 4, 1891, in Schuyler county, the son of Alexander and Sarah Chockley Brooks. He married Jennie Gray on Aug. 13, 1913. She died in November 1943. He was a member of the White Oak Methodist church. He was employed at Voorhees Funeral Home, in Rushville and later for the city of Rushville.
Surviving are one son, Harold of Rushville; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nina Bedwell of Industry; and one brother, Jesse of Rushville.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter, Esther Grimes, five brothers and one sister.

 



Jeannette Arvin Brooks


Eagle Publications, April 18, 2002
Jeannette Brooks, 81, Macomb, died at 7:19 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born July 1, 1920, in McDonough County near Colchester, the daughter of Robert and Clydie Short Arvin. She married Howard Brooks, who preceded her in death in 1950.
She is survived by two nephews, Larry (Joyce) Burkholder, Macomb, and Bennie (Alice) Arvin, Adair; five nieces, Mary Ellen (Richard) Hainline, Macomb, Wanda (Carmen) Shirrell, Macomb, Ginger (Jack) Abernathy, Macomb, Joyce (Roger) Clampett, Newark, and Joan (Dale) Ford, Blandinsville; and several greatnieces and greatnephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
She lived her early life in the Marietta and Adair area before moving to Macomb in the early 1950s. She was an active and longtime member of the First Baptist Church, Macomb.
Funeral services were held Monday April 15, 2002, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Macomb.


Deloris L. Robinson Badger


Peoria Journal Star, September 11, 1993, Page: C9
MACOMB - Deloris L. Badger, 85, of 400 W. Grant St. died at 6:55 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Jan. 4, 1908, in Colchester to Thomas P. and Emma Taylor Robinson, she married John L. Norris on Sept. 15, 1925, in Macomb. He preceded her in death. She later married Arthur Badger on Dec. 2, 1955. He died Jan. 31, 1986. One daughter, Donna Norris, four brothers and six sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Ron L. Norris of Brookfield, Miss.; three daughters, Opal Mae Reidner of Macomb, Velma Lee Hopping of Colchester and Emma Bliss of Denver, Ill.; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Colchester Baptist Church.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Randy Miller will officiate. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

 



Barbara Hopping Garrison Baltrunas


Peoria Journal Star, January 11, 1997, Page: D7
ASTORIA - Barbara Baltrunas, 62, of 1008 E. Broadway, formerly of Industry, died at 11:33 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
Born April 16, 1934, in McDonough County to Perry and Ruth May Pedigo Hopping, she married Henry Garrison. He preceded her in death. She married Charles Baltrunas. He also preceded her in death, as did two sisters and three brothers.
Surviving are four daughters, Ruth Green and Priscella Green, both of Easton, Karen Wagner of Mason City and Pam Cordrey of Bushnell; five sons, Barry and Gary Garrison, both of Mason City, Eddie Beck of Havana, Dale Garrison of San Jose and James Garrison; two sisters, Mary McFetridge of Prairie City and Joyce Jarrett of Ashland; two brothers, Jerry Hopping of Petersburg and James Hopping of Springfield; and 18 grandchildren.
Cremation has been accorded. Arrangements are by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.

 



Goldie Mixer McCleery Bollinger


Peoria Journal Star, August 5, 1999, Page: B4
BUSHNELL - Goldie Mixer Bollinger, 93, of Bushnell died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, 1999, at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
Born May 29, 1906, in Beverly to James William and Ethel Hastings Mixer, she married Omar McCleery.
She later married Dorman N. Bollinger on Aug. 17, 1945. He died Aug. 26, 1968. She also was preceded in death by five brothers and four grandchildren.
Surviving are three sons, Kenneth McCleery and Donald McCleery, both of Bushnell, and Robert McCleery of Tucson, Ariz.; three daughters, Betty Jones and Phyllis James, both of Bushnell, and Mary White of Avon; one stepdaughter, Betty Buckles of Lewistown; 18 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and one brother, Russell Mixer of Perry.
She was a former member of the Bushnell Grandmothers Club. She was a member of Bushnell Christian Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

 



Harvey Bollinger


Astoria Argus - In ink unreadable
Harvey Bollinger Dies At Age 72
Harvey Bollinger, 72 of The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of the Bushnell area, died at 8:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 1977, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Aug. 21, 1905, in Astoria, the son of Ivan and Almeda Parks Bollinger.
He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Alma McKahan of Bushnell, Mrs. Marie Huls of Milan and Mrs. Mayme Thrush of Astoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and one brother.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Chapel in Bushnell with Rev. Ruby Whitten officiating. Burial was in the Bushnell Cemetery.

 


 
 
Pantagraph Central Illinois Service
HUDSON-- Word was received Thursday by friends here of the death of Mrs. John Blough, 56, at noon at her home in Sciota.  Death was due to pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Sciota.  Burial will be in Hudson cemetery Saturday afternoon.
Minnie Wikoff was born in 1882.  She married the Rev. John Blough in 1906.  The couple made their home here in 1935 and 1936, when Reverend Blough was pastor of the Hudson Methodist Episcopal church. 
She is survived by her husband, her mother and several brothers and sisters in Galesburg and Detroit. Mich.
The Pantagraph (Bloomington, Illinois)
Friday, October 28, 1938
 
Transcribed by: Chandra Hainline

 

 

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