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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 
 
William "Ted" Theodore Cochran

GOOD HOPE - William Theodore "Ted" Cochran, 87, of rural Good Hope died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1994, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born June 18, 1907, in McDonough County to William Wood and Fannie Grigg Cochran, he married Grace V. Dakin on Dec. 1, 1947, in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. One sister preceded him in death.

He attended Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb. He was a farmer and cattle trader in McDonough and Warren counties. He was a member of Good Hope-Sciota Lions Club and Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 in Macomb. He was a 62-year member of Good Hope Masonic Lodge 617, AF&AM. He was a member of Good Hope United Methodist Church.
 
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Mary Kathryn Pearce will officiate. There will be no visitation. However, friends may call after 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home until service time. Entombment will be in Oakwood Mausoleum in Macomb.
 
Peoria Journal Star, November 10, 1994 
 
James M. Cooper
 
 James Cooper
Rushville - James M. Cooper, 82, of Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died at 6:50 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 1992, at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
Born April 23, 1909, in Beach, N. D., to Frank D. and Della B. Hodgson Cooper, he married Alice Josephine Walton on April 20, 1940, in Washington, D.C. She died on Sept. 21, 1969. He later married Doris Lowery on June 12, 1971, in Rushville. She survives. Also surviving are one son, James Jr. of California City, Calif.; four stepsons, Ross Lowery of Moline, John Lowery of Normal, Todd Lowery of Rushville and Scott Lowery of Nacogdoches, Texas; one sister, Mary Elizabeth Jesmer of Arroyo Grande, Calif.; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one stepson, Kirk Lowery, and two brothers.
 
He was employed as a farm manager in Schuyler County before retiring in 1989. He also worked as a rural mail carrier and measured farm fields for a conservation service. He was a former member of the Culbertson Memorial Hospital Board, Schuyler District 1 School Board and the Rushville Rotary Club. He was a member of Rushville Masonic Lodge 9, AF&AM, where he was past Master; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Quincy, AASR; Schuyler Chapter 694, Order of the Eastern Star; Rushville Commandry 56, Knights Templar; and Ansar Shrine, Springfield. He also was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Rushville. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at his church, the Rev. P. Kipton Hayden officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.
 
Peoria Journal Star, March 29, 1992, Page: D8 -
Submitted by Sara Hemp
 
Wendell C. Copeland
 
LA HARPE - Wendell C. Copeland, 72 of LaHarpe, died Wednesday, May 26, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. He was born Sept. 19, 1920 at Sutter to Ira L. and Grace E. (Miller) Copeland. He married Emma M. Gossage in Kahoka, Mo. on March 31, 1941. She survives. He is also survived by one son, Clyde of LaHarpe; one daughter, Judith Akers of Burlington, Iowa; three grandchildren; and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, two grandchildren, and his parents.
 
 
Mr. Copeland had served in the Army in World War II, and had worked at the Harley Graves Garage in Macomb. From 1960 to 1977 he operated Copelands' Conoco Station in LaHarpe. He was a member the LaHarpe American Legion Post 301 and Macomb VFW Post 1921. In recent months he spent many hours as a volunteer at Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb where his wife is currently a resident.
 
Services are 11;00 A.M., Saturday at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with the Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial with Military rites will be in the LaHarpe Cemetery.

Friends may call after 1 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home where the Family will meet with friends from 7 until 9 P.M. Friday.

Emma Mae Gossage Copland

LaHarpe - Mrs. Emma Mae Copland 72, of the Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb, formerly of LaHarpe, died at 5:54 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 1995 at the McDonough District Hospital.
 
 
She was born February 12, 1923 in Macomb to Elmar and Bertha (Alton) Gossage. She married Wendell C. Copland in Kahoka, Mo., on March 31, 1941. He preceded her in death May 26, 1993.

She is survived by one son, Clyde Copland of Macomb; one daughter, Judith Akers of Burlington, Iowa; five granddaughters; six step-grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by two grandsons; two sisters; two brothers; and her parents.

Mrs. Copland worded as an LPN at Phelps Hospital in Macomb from 1951 until 1960 when she and her family moved to LaHarpe. She worked at the LaHarpe Hospital for 25 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies Moose Auxiliary, both of Macomb.

Services are at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday at Banks and Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial will be LaHarpe Cemetery.

Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. today at the funeral Home where the family will meet with friends from 7 until 9 P.M.
 
 
William Cahill
 
Macomb Journal, Thurs. 30 August 1883, Emmet Items
Old Mr. Calrill {Cahill} who had been sick for many years, died the first week of Camp Meeting. Before he died, he requested his friends to watch his grave three nights; he was afraid the doctors would take him up.
Note: William Cahill died 16 Aug 1883 in Sciota and is buried at Spring Creek Cemetery.
 
 

 
Mary Taylor Cahill

died: March 19, 1913
Macomb Daily Journal, Wednesday, 26 March 1913, Sciota Items
Tom Cahill, a former citizen of this place brought in the remains of his mother, an old lady 89 years old, who died in Iowa. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Joseph Taylor at the home of J. P. Roberts, Saturday. Internment in the Spring Creek Cemetery.
 

 

Flora Swanson Carmack

died: April 08, 1960
Mrs. Kreig Carmack
Mrs. Flora Carmack passed away Friday evening at the District hospital. She had been a hospital patient just a few days but had been in poor health for some time.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 11, at 2 PM in the Colchester Free Methodist church with the Rev. R. D. Van Nation officiating. Naomi and Evelyn Rockwell sang "Good Night Here, Good Morning Up There", and "Beyond the Sunset" with Mrs. Irene Haines as accompanist. Pallbearers were Bob and Don Rockwell, Marvin Chalfant, Larry and Richard Cavett.
Mrs. Carmack was born April 10, 1893, in Colchester, a daughter of Andrew and Mary Sands Swanson. She lived in Colchester all her life and taught school for 38-1/2 years at Ragtown, White Flock, Thompson College, Hagan, Argyle, Woodville and Hillsgrove rural schools and in Colchester Grade School. She was a member of the Free Methodist church and an active worker in the church as long as her health permitted. She was married April 24, 1920 to Kreig Carmack who survives. She also leaves four brother, Albert and Oscar Swanson on Colchester, Clyde and Cliff of East Peoria and one sister, Mrs. Anna Swanson of Colchester.
Two brothers, Elmer and Albert, two sisters, Elma and Edith and one infant are deceased.
By her life, she set a wonderful example to the students she taught and her many friends in the Colchester community sincerely mourn her passing.
 

 
William H. Campbell

Rushville Times, August 5, 1915
William H. Campbell, whose home was in Macomb, was found dead in his bed at the Soldier's Home at Quincy and was buried at the Home cemetery. He was a member of Co. B 16th Ill. Vol.
 

Otis Church


Death of Otis Church
Macomb paper, 31 Jan 1922
Otis Church, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Church, who died age 35 years and 26 days. He was born at Astoria, IL. Survived by brothers John and Roy and sisters Mrs. Will Derry, Astoria, Mrs. Clara Williams of Bushnell and Mrs. Ed Crowe of Macomb. A brother Charles and a sister Nora are deceased. Burial at Old Macomb Cemetery, west of town.


Mary Elizabeth Loring Atkinson White Clark


Eagle Publications, April 8, 1999
Mary Elizabeth Clark, 78, of 1200 E Grant St., Macomb, died Wednesday, March 31, 1999, at 2:55 a.m. at McDonough District Hospital after a nine-year struggle with breast cancer.
She was born Dec 12, 1920, in Buenavista Township, Schuyler County, to James Lloyd and Bernice Lawler Loring. She married Cecil Lewis Atkinson of Macomb July 11, 1941. He died in Ogden, Utah, on April 27, 1977. Mary Elizabeth married Paul George White of Petersburg on July 17, 1982. He died Aug 10, 1983. She married Vincent Dean Clark of Macomb on Aug. 10, 1983. He survives.
Mary Elizabeth graduated from Rushville High School and attended Weber State University, Ogden, Utah; Utah State University, Logan, Utah; Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.; and the University of Tel Aviv, Israel. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. She taught school in the Ogden schools for 22 years.
She was a member of the Rushville Audubon Society, the Society of Mayflower Descendants, Macomb Beautiful Association, Macomb YMCA, Macomb Country Club, and the Methodist Parish, Ebenzer Church, Camden Road, Rushville.
Surviving are a sister, Dorothy (F. John) Taylor of Virginia, Ill.; a son, James Loring (Debbie) Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Mary Sheila (Mark) Schmidt of Shelton, Wash., and three grandchildren: Adam Loring Atkinson of Salt Lake City, Utah and Amy Dawn Schmidt and Max Lewis Schmidt of Shelton, Wash. There are also three stepchildren and four grand-stepchildren.
Graveside services were Friday in Rushville City Cemetery with David Haney officiating. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home was in charge of cremation rites.


 



Warren R. Cox


Eagle Publications, September 30, 1999
Warren R. Cox, 74, of Macomb died at 1 a.m. Monday Sept. 27, 1999, in Hancock County Nursing Home at Carthage.
He was born Dec. 22, 1924, in Schuyler County, the son of Elva and Dora Dell Butterfield Cox.
He married Helen M. Burton on April 15, 1955, in Earlau, Ill. She died Dec. 7, 1991. Survivors include son Bruce of Elk Grove Village; brother Arthur of Carthage. He was preceded in death by brother Dell and an infant sister.
Cox was a World War II Army veteran and member of McDonough Post 6 American Legion and Macomb VFW Post 1921.
He formerly worked at NTN Bower of Macomb and was retired from Cooper Industries of Macomb.
He was a member of Macomb Lodge 17 AF AM, Quincy Consistory, Knights Templar 61, Morse chapter 19, Macomb Council 1, member and past patron of Macomb OES 123.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. There will be no visitation. Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home of Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


 



Reverend Loren S. Curtis


Eagle Publications, February 24, 2005
Rev. Loren S. Curtis, 88, Macomb, formerly of Augusta, died at 9:08 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, 2005.
He was born Sept. 26, 1916, in Brooklyn Township, the son of Charles G. and Blanche G. (Hillyer) Curtis. He married Mary Ann Peterson Nov. 25, 1936, in Rushville. She preceded him in death Oct. 4, 1993. He later married Ruth Chenoweth Sept. 2, 1996, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Rodney J. (Karen) Curtis, Jacksonville, Fla., Ronnie L. Curtis, Macomb, and Larry L. (Rosie) Curtis, Macomb; two daughters, Darlene (Marvin Wayne) Chockley, Rushville, and Patsy (Jerry) Spratt, Augusta; one step son, Amos (Linda) Chenoweth, Celebration, Fla.; one step daughter, Linda (George) Chadderon, Galesburg; one brother, Dana Merle Curtis, Macomb; one sister, Melba (Francis) Hollon, Augusta; ten grandchildren; five step grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; seven step great grandchildren; and one great great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert Curtis and one daughter-in-law, Judy Curtis.
He was a retired Minister having pastored in churches in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri including 14 years at the Augusta Assembly of God Church. After his retirement he conducted worship services at the Jefferson House in Macomb. He graduated Industry High School in 1935. He was a member of the Augusta Assembly of God Church. He was ordained by the Assemblies of God on Oct. 8, 1970. He was a former member of the Augusta Lions Club and had served on the Scotts Mill School Board.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2005, in the Augusta Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Irvin Beard and the Rev. Charles Peterson officiating. Burial was at the Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn. Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements.


Leo Chockley


Eagle Publications, July 12, 2001
Leo Chockley, 80, of rural Industry, died at 11 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital. He was born Oct. 15, 1920, in Scotland Township, McDonough County, to Hearl and Ruth Elston Chockley. He married Ruby Quesenberry June 10, 1940, in Paris, Mo. She died Feb. 7, 2000.
He is survived by three daughters, Marjorie (Larry) Snowden, Farmington, Norma (Russell) Hudson, Mt. Joy, Pa., and Diana (Jim) Kuehn, Evansville, Ind.; one son, Larry (Kathy) Chockley, Fort Myers, Fla.; three sisters, Lorraine Frye, California; Dorcus (Bill) Kramer, LaPrairie, and Nancy Perry, Augusta; one brother, Herbert (Eva) Chockley, Augusta; 14 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one son, Robert Lee Chockley.
He lived in the Industry area most of his life, where he farmed. He was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 7, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Patsy Spratt officiating. Burial was in the Industry Cemetery.

 

Death of P. B. Cordell


Rushville Times, February 4, 1897
P. B. Cordell, an old resident of Industry, died suddenly of apoplexy on Tuesday of last week, in his 77th year. He lived in Rushville from 1848 til 1859, when he removed to Industry. He leaves three brothers, three sisters, four daughters and one son to mourn his loss.

 


Earline I. Ingles Campbell
 

Eagle Publications, April 25, 2002
Earline I. Campbell, 85, Macomb, died at 4 p.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born April 20, 1916, in Industry, the daughter of Earl and June (Brand) Ingles. She married Ralph Campbell June 14, 1933. He preceded her in death Sept. 20, 1992. She is survived by two sons, Michael (Anita) Campbell, Decatur, and Jon Campbell, Davie, Fla.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Maxine Goldburg, Marion, Ind. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Macomb. A graveside memorial service was held Saturday, April 20, 2002, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. William Brown officiating. Cremation was accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Edith M. Stoneking Mordue Coghill


Peoria Journal Star, December 10, 1993
Edith Coghill
COLCHESTER - Edith M. Coghill, 83, of Colchester died at 7:25 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1993, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
Born April 30, 1910, to Fred and Armintha Stoneking, she married Harold Coghill. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death one daughter, Wanda Konkler, four brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one son, Dale Mordue of Mankato, Minn.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She retired from King-Seeley in Macomb.
She was a member of Colchester First Baptist Church.
Graveside services will at 11 a.m. today at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. The Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate. Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. today until the time of services at Jones Mortuary in Colchester.

 

Bradford L. Caldwell
 

Rushville Times, April 4, 2001, page 15, column 2
Bradford L. Caldwell, 70, of rural Industry, died Friday, March 30, 2001, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Littleton Township, the son of Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell. He married Dorothy Russell in Industry on Dec. 6, 1953. He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ed (Sue) Collins of Macomb; one son, Dan, (wife Tammy) Caldwell of Industry; four grandchildren; one brother, Merle (wife Hope) Caldwell of Industry; three sisters, Alleyne (husband Raymond) Bartlow of Littleton, Carol Jean (husband Paul) Rowland of Macomb, and Joyce (husband Sam) Spring of North Henderson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest CaIdwell.
He had lived and farmed his entire life in Littleton Township near Industry. He was an army veteran of the Korean War, was a member of the Schuyler-Brown County F.S. board for 22 years, an Industry School Board member for many years, and was an active member of the Industry United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiated and burial was in the Industry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Industry United Methodist Church.

Eagle Publications, April 5, 2001
Bradford L. Caldwell, 70, of rural Industry, Illinois, died at 2:37 p.m. Friday, March 30, 2001, at the Culberston Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Nov. 6, 1930, in Littletown Township, the son of Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell. He married Dorothy Russell in Industry on Dec. 6, 1953. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Sue (Ed) Collins, Macomb; one son, Dan (Tammy) Caldwell, Industry; four grandchildren, Tyler, Danielle and Candice Caldwell, Industry, and Jennifer Collins, Macomb; one brother, Merle (Hope) Caldwell, Industry; three sisters, Alleyne (Raymond) Bartlow, Littleton, Carol Jean (Paul) Rowland, Macomb, and Joyce (Sam) Spring, North Henderson. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Ernest Caldwell.
Bradford had lived and farmed his entire life in Littletown Township near Industry. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War, was a member of the Schuyler-Brown County F.S. Board for 22 years, an Industry School Board member for many years, and was an active member of the Industry United Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held on Monday, April 2, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Burial was at the Industry Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Industry United Methodist Church.

 




Ernest L. Caldwell
 

Rushville Times, Jan. 12, 2000, page 11, column 4
Ernest Caldwell
Ernest L. Caldwell, 75, of rural Macomb, died Monday, Jan. 3, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Dec. 30, 1924, in Littleton to Harold and Beulah Pickinpaugh Caldwell, he married Helen Lung on Nov. 21, 1948, in Murrayville. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Tony (and Kim) of Good Hope and Philip of Mt. Sterling two daughters, Angela (and Jeff) Morrell of Good Hope and Gloria (and Ed) Van Kan of Arlington, Va.; two brothers, Merle (and Hope) of Branson, Mo., and Bradford (and Dorothy) of Industry; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Alleyne) Bartlow of Littleton, Mrs. Paul (Carol Jean) Rowland of Macomb and Mrs. Sam (Joyce) Spring of North Henderson; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was a World War II Army veteran, serving as an engineer in the Pacific Theater. He also served in the Korean War.
He was a firefighter for the Macomb Fire Department for 28 years, attaining the rank of captain. He retired in 1986.
He attended University Baptist Church in Macomb.
Services were Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Hurtgen officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb, where military rites were conducted by the Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion posts.

 




Ethyle Charlotte Garrison Cale


unknown paper - July 1966
Ethyle Charlotte Cale died 17 July in Macomb. Born to Walter Hester Charlotte Croxton Garrison in Schuyler Co., on 13 April 1886. She was raised by Mr. and Mrs. George Justus after her mother died. She married Ira Cale in 1908. One daughter, Elizabeth Allen of Woodstock survives. Deceased daughters were Mary Frances Cale and Marjory Bowden.

 




Ira Cale
 

unknown paper - October 1952
Ira Cale dies here today. Born 3 September 1886 in Macomb to W. R. and Sarah Butterfield Cale. Married Ethel C. Garrison in 1908. Siblings include Guy of Macomb, Earl of Silvis, Mrs. Ethel Andrews of Burlington, Ia. and Blanche Parsons of Macomb, plus, deceased are Rossie, Roy, Ora and Maude.
Note: Ira Cale died at 602 ½ S. McArthur Street, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois

 




Robert F. Campbell


Rushville Times, November 29, 2000, page 15, column 4
Robert F. Campbell, 72, of Macomb, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Aug. 23, 1928, in Brown County, the son of John W. and Emma E. Rang Campbell.
He married Delores Mahnken. He then married Jeanette Smith. He married Loletta Kenagy. He married Juanita Markland. He married Margaret Cox. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Garry and Richard, both of Beardstown; two daughters, Vickie Krems of Kirkwood and Carol Campbell of Beardstown; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, Lewis of Mt. Sterling; one sister, Cathryn Bates of Quincy; and several stepchildren,
He was preceded in death by one son, Ron, and one brother, Clyde.
He served in the United States Navy from 1946-1959.
He was a 50 year member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4. He also was a member of Macomb VFW Post 1921 and Voiture 1100 40 et 8. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for more than 20 years.
Funeral services for Mr. Campbell will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2000, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb with the Rev. John Keck officiating. Friends may call at the funeral borne after 2 p.m. on Wednesday and visitation with the family will be from 5-6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.


 



Faye B. Bedwell Chenoweth

Eagle Publication, Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois
Faye B. Chenoweth, 90, Table Grove, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2003 at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
Services were held Monday, Sept. 15, 2003 at the Table Grove Community Church, Table Grove, with the Rev. Ed Barrett officiating. Burial was in Harris Cemetery, Table Grove.
Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava, was in charge of arrangements.

Rushville Times, September 17, 2003

 
Faye Chenoweth
Faye B. Chenoweth, 90, of Table Grove, died Friday, Sept. 12, 2003, at Heartland Health Care Center, in Macomb.
She was born Jan. 24, 1913, in Table Grove, the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Butters) Bedwell. She married Archie Albert Chenoweth April 12, 1951, in Ipava. He died Nov. 14, 1998. Survivors include several nieces and nephews. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Table Grove Community Church.
Services were Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, at Table Grove Community Church in Table Grove with Ed Barrett officiating. Burial was in the Harris Cemetery near Table Grove. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of the services.
Memorials may be made to the Table Grove Community Church.


 


Ruby M. Quesenberry Chockley


Rushville Times, Feb. 16, 2000, page 13, column 1
Ruby M. Chockley, 76, of rural Industry died Monday, Feb. 7, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born Aug. 18, 1923, in Schuyler County, to Emory and Eva Allen Quesenberry. She married Leo H. Chockley on June 10, 1940, in Paris, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Larry Chockley of Fort Myers, Fla.; three daughters, Marjorie Snowden of Farmington, Norma Hudson of Mt. Joy, Penn., and Diana Kuehn of Evansville, Ind.; two brothers, Robert Quesenberry of Huntsville and Emory Quesenberry, Jr., of Hamilton; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Robert Lee Chockley.
She lived most of her life in the Industry area where she was a homemaker. She was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church.
Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 10, 2000, at the Industry Cemetery with Rev. Marvin Chockley officiating. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services.


 



H. Bruce Clugston
 

Rushville Times, August 30, 2000, page 13, column 1
H. Bruce Clugston, 75, of Macomb, died at 1 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
He was born July 24, 1925, in Rushville, the son of Albert and Jewell Vawter Clugston. He married Roberta Douglas on Sept. 4, 1948. She preceded him in death on March 1,1995. He later married Mary Wyatt Riggins an Nov. 27, 1998, in Macomb. She survives.
He is also survived by one daughter, Marta (husband Larry) Harn of Blandinsville; two grandsons; three step-children, Tom Fowler of Plymouth, Tammy Asher of Good Hope and Jon Fowler of Macomb; five step-grandchildren; three brothers, Duane (wife Mary Ellen) Clugston of Peoria, Ariz., Conrad (wife Mary Lou) Clugston of Nappanee, Ind., and Kenneth (wife Lynn) Clugston of Rolla, Mo.; one sister, Joyce Hendrickson of Macomb; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He graduated from Industry High School in 1943, following which he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force, and when the war ended, he was trained as a cadet. Following his duty in the service, he attended Western Illinois State Teachers College, and later graduated from Worsham College in Mortuary Science in Chicago.
He attended the University of Illinois where he received his commercial pilots license and instructors rating. He then flew air-freight, air ambulance and pipeline air inspection.
He was employed at the Clugston Funeral Home several years and was a flight instructor at the Macomb Airport. In 1958, he took over the airport from his uncle, Harry Clugston, until 1973 when he returned to the funeral home. From 1981 to 1986 he worked in funeral service in Denver and Loveland, Colo. Following his retirement, he continued to work part-time for the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Homes in Macomb and Blandinsville.
He was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and was a former member of the Macomb Masonic Lodge 27. He was past president of the Macomb Optimist Club, and was a member of the Macomb Flyers Club. He also drove a school bus in Macomb for several years.
Funeral services were held Saturday Aug. 26, 2000, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macamb. Rev. Mark Myers, Rev. Lori Harvey and Rev. Stephen Storms officiated and burial was at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services.



 


Henry Thomas Croxton


January 1921
The remains of Henry Croxton, who died Friday at his home in Macomb, were brought to Rushville Sunday, and were taken to Pleasantview, where funeral services were held from the Christian church, conducted by Rev. O. P. Wright. Mr. Croxton was past seventy years of age and is survived by his wife and several children.

 



Permelia "Amelia" Jane Stoneking Croxton
 

November 1922
Mrs. Henry Croxton Died in Macomb
Mrs. Amelia Croxton, widow of Henry Croxton, a pioneer resident of Pleasantview, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Austin Campbell, in Macomb, Thursday morning, of cerebral hemorrhage; aged seventy years. The remains were taken to the old home at Pleasantview for interment, where funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Fred Wilson of Vermont. Mrs. Croxton, whose maiden name was Amelia Stoneking, was born Aug. 10, 1852, near Pleasantview, where she spent the early years of her life. She was left an orphan when quite small. In 1870 she was married to Henry Croxton, who died two years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Croxton has lived in Macomb and she will be sadly missed; by her many friends as well as relatives. She is survived by her two sons, Leonard, of Schuyler County, and Walter, of Macomb, and two daughters, Mrs. Sadie Quinn, of Littleton, and Mrs. Bessie Campbell, of Macomb; two grandchildren whom she raised, Clarence and Charles Croxton; fifteen other grand-children, thirteen great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister and three half sisters.

Family History
Washington was sickly most of the time. He died at Camp Chase, Ohio of smallpox February 25, 1864. He was buried in a military cemetery in Franklin County, Ohio.
Amelia Jane Stoneking, the first daughter of Washington and Sarah Smith Stoneking married Henry Thomas Croxton, Oct. 21, 1870 in Schuyler County. Henry was the son of Walter and Sarah Parks Croxton. Although Henry's parents were English, Henry was born in Schuyler County. For a while Henry lived in Missouri with his family until the death of his father in 1862. Sarah Parks Croxton then returned to Schuyler County with her children and lived near Pleasantview where Henry was a coalminer.
Six children were born to Henry and Amelia. Their daughter, Sarah, married John Quinn, son of Salathiel and Elizabeth Gillespie Quinn and they lived in Rushville Township until John bought a farm near Littleton where they spent their twelve children. - submitted by Marie Settles

 

Donald W. Coakley


Rushville Times, March 14, 2001, page 13, column 4
Donald W. Coakley, 69, of Industry, died Thursday, March 8, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Dec. 10, 1931, in Table Grove to Ward and Ruth Stoneking Coakley. He married Hazel L. Walls on Dec. 29, 1951, in Macomb. She survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Donna (Rick) Reimolds of Industry, Ruth (Chuck) Hillyer of Industry, and Debby (Rod) Chenoweth of Vermont; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; three sisters, Wilma Mason and Betty Hodges both of Macomb, and Verna Mae Rowland of Industry; one sister-in-law, Anna Lea Coakley of Industry; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.
He lived in Industry most of his life. He worked for King Seeley in Macomb and was a self-employed painter for many years. He was a member of the Rushville Saddle Club and the Lamoine Trails Saddle Club.
He loved to coon hunt and deer hunt with his family.
Funeral services were Monday, March 12, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Larry Abbott officiating. Burial was in the Industry Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to either the Industry Rescue Squad or the McDonough District Hospital ICU Unit.

 


Zelpha Seybold Cracy
 

died: August 1, 1896
Macomb Daily Journal, August 5, 1896
Mrs. Zelpha Cracy died at her late residence in Colchester Saturday and the remains were interred in the Argyle Cemetery Sunday. She was 49 years and 31 days old. She was a daughter of David Seybold and a sister of Mrs. F.T. Harrington and Mrs. George Martin of this city.

 


Sylvia A. Chambers Clayton


Peoria Journal Star, September 13, 1996
Sylvia Clayton
BUSHNELL - Sylvia A. Clayton, 85, of 807 E. Wells St. died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 1996, at Avon Nursing Home in Avon.
Born July 25, 1911, in Bushnell to David and Kate Shriver Chambers, she married Delbert F. Clayton on Dec. 24, 1928, in Bushnell. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Delbert E. of Bushnell; three daughters, Betty L. Pestle, Raygena Thompson and Peggy Howell, all of Bushnell; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one great-great- granddaughter, one brother and two sisters. She was a homemaker.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Randall Paine will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery in Bushnell.

 




Delbert F. Clayton


Peoria Journal Star, March 19, 2002
BUSHNELL - Delbert F. Clayton, 93, formerly of Bushnell, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2002, at Prairie City Nursing Center.
Born Dec. 9, 1908, in Bushnell to Jess and Daisy Arnold Clayton, he married Sylvia A. Chambers on Dec. 24, 1928, in Bushnell. He {She} died Sept. 11, 1996.
He also was preceded in death by two brothers, one grandson, one great-granddaughter and one great-greatgranddaughter.
Surviving are one son, Delbert of Bushnell; three daughters, Betty Pestle, Raygena Thompson and Peggy Howell, all of Bushnell; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
He retired from Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Co. in 1973. He later worked for Midwest Control Products for 15 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Gordon Jones will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

 

James Chambers


James "Jim" Chambers, 62, of Macomb, died at 11:55 a.m. Wednesday (June 22, 2011) in his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1949, in Geneseo to Richard and Ruth Swails Chambers. He married Janet Tallcott on Nov. 27, 1971, in Mendon. She survives. Jim graduated from Annawan High School in 1967. He received his bachelor arts degree from Western Illinois University in 1972. He was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Service fraternity. He and Janet have been owners of The Attic in Macomb since 1972. He was a member of the Macomb City Council for 14 years, serving as lst Ward alderman from Aril 20, 1987, until May 1, 2001. He was an avid flower gardener. Jim loved trains, Christmas decorations and flowers, coins and music. Also surviving are three daughters, Amy Chambers of Macomb, Erin Chambers of Mendon and Ilene (fiance Byrce Fortner) Chambers of Springfield; and four sisters, Charolette (Dale) Goodrich of Geneseo, Rose (Bill) VanHyfte of Annawan, Pat (Lynn) Neuleib of Annawana and Barb (Lyle) Warfel of Tuscola. He was preceded in death by his parents and one infant brother, Dennis. SERVICES: Were held Sunday, June 26, in the Macomb Church of Christ with Dennis Tallcott conducting. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb. VISITATION: Was held June 26 in the church. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL - Sub by Ella Tittsworth]



Glenn B. Cooley


Glenn B. Cooley, 69, of Bushnell, a native of Pike County, died Sunday morning at 1:45 in McDonough District hospital at Macomb from injuries sustained Saturday night when a car driven by his wife, Mini, 68, collided with another auto on Route 136 east of Macomb.
Mrs. Cooley and the other driver, Fred Williams, 20, also of Bushnell, received major injuries and are patients in McDonough District hospital. They were in good condition this morning.  State police said Williams, who was going west, attempted a left turn and was struck head-on by the Cooley car, which was traveling east.
Funeral services for Mr. Cooley will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 at Martin funeral home in Bushnell. The Rev. Woodson Combs will officiate. Burial will be at Bushnell Cemetery.
Mr. Cooley was born Aug. 21, 1896, in Pike county, a son of William and Stella Bowman Cooley. He attended Pike county schools and had lived in Bushnell for 44 years. A veteran of World War I, he was married in 1922. Surviving are the widow, a daughter, Mrs. Marian Ackerman of Petersburg; a son, Morris, of Moline; three brothers, Clyde of New Salem, Nyle of Bowen and Charles of Pittsfield and two grandchildren. [Newspaper clipping, Bardolph, Illinois May 9, 1966 Contributed by Kathy Robinson ]


Cordia B. Hageman Cross


died: March 27, 1966
Macomb Daily Journal, Monday, March 30, 1966.
Mrs. Cordia Cross, 84, of 322 W. Jackson street died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday at her residence. She had been in poor health the past two years.
Funeral services will be held a 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clugston Funeral Home. The Rev. Cecil Swindle will officiate, and burial will be in Bushnell cemetery.
Mrs. Cross was born Dec. 19, 1879 in Walnut Grove Township, a daughter of Jesse and Susan A. Cokenour Hageman. She resided in Walnut Grove Township until she came to Macomb to reside 16 years ago. She was married Nov. 14, 1902 to Frank Cross, who died in 1947.
Surviving are five children, three sons and two daughters, Chalmers Cross, Goldie Cross and Mrs. Dorothy Tournear of Macomb, Charles Cross of Galesburg, Dale Cross of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Mrs. Fern Johnston of LaHarpe. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren. Two daughters Mrs. Mabel Worthington and Mrs. Zola Cummings, a brother Curt Hageman and three sisters Mrs. Ellen Brewer, Mrs. Louetta Brewer and Miss Ida Hageman are deceased.
Friends may call at the funeral home. The family will be there from 7:30 to 8:30 Monday evening.


Kathleen M. Curless
 

Peoria Journal Star, September 9, 1991, Page: B3
New Philadelphia - Kathleen M. Curless, 77, of Wesley Healthcare Center, Macomb, formerly of New Philadelphia, died at 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born March 3, 1914, in Bluff City to Exie and Jennie Shaw Curless.
She is survived by one sister, Lola Sperry of rural Macomb. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and sisters.
A graduate of the St. Francis School of Nursing in Macomb, she was a World War II veteran serving as a cadet nurse. She later worked at Hines Veterans Hospital in Hines from 1946 until retiring in 1974. She was a member of Macomb Assembly of God Church and the Daughters of Union Veterans.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, the Rev. Jon Keck officiating. Calling hours will begin at 2 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.

 




Maxine Hardisty Curless


Peoria Journal Star, January 20, 2005, Page: B5
Macomb - Maxine Curless, 88, of Macomb died at 7:10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005, at The Elms.
Born March 30, 1916, in Blandinsville to Arthur and Gladys Killip Hardisty, she married Russell B. Curless on Aug. 24, 1937, in Kirkwood. He died Jan. 19, 1984.
Surviving are two daughters, Sharon (and Delbert) Tones and Judy Graves, both of Macomb; one stepdaughter, Dolores Keith of Tennessee, Ill.; one sister, Martha Ruebush of Good Hope; one brother, Ernest Hardisty of Macomb; three grandchildren; one stepgrandaughter; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother, one grandson and one stepgrandson.
She worked at St. Francis Hospital, McDonough District Hospital and Western Illinois University, all in Macomb.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Macomb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Steven Workman will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to her church or The Elms.

 


Norrine Ione Roudebush Carlock


Rushville Times, January 4, 1962
Norrine Ione Carlock died in Chicago January 2nd. Born 1 November 1, 1912 in Rushville to James O. and Erma Franklin Roudebush. She married Arnold Carlock in 1931.
Children are Mrs. Patricia Palmer of Macomb; Mrs. Erma Rose Beghtol of Aurora. Brothers and sisters are: Fred, Wm and Clifford of Canton, Leroy of Curtis, NE, Mrs. Barbara Schramm and Mrs. Cora Belle Perrin of Rushville, Mrs. Jeneva Jennings of Galva, Mrs. Rosemary Ingles of Compton, CA; and 2 half brothers: Joe of Redwood City, CA and Don of Johnson City, TX.
Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Plot O-53 (letter O not a zero), McDonough County, IL: Norrine Ione Carlock 1912-1962


Lu Ann Gibson Cadle


Eagle Publications, June 28, 2001
Lu Ann Cadle, nee Gibson, of Macomb, died Saturday, June 23, 2001, at Snyder's Von Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
She is survived by her father, Ross Gibson, Macomb; a son, Michael Cadle, Macomb; and a daughter, Karen Cadle, Jackson, Miss.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Lucille Gibson.
She was a graduate of Macomb Senior High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing, in Bloomington. She served in several nursing capacities in the Macomb area, including emergency room surgical nurse at McDonough District Hospital and health facilities surveillance nurse for the State of Illinois. She was an avid flyer and supporter of aviation activities. She was a founding member and officer of the International Flying Nurses Association and a committee member for the Macomb Airport Authority Air Show-Fly In.
Cremation was accorded. Memorials may be made to the U.S. Olympic Committee or theWestern Illinois University Athletic Foundation. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 



Nelda B. Baltzelle Cain


Peoria Journal Star, April 22, 1992, Page: D6
Macomb - Nelda B. Cain, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Schuyler County, died at 6:12 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 1992, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
Born April 5, 1899, in Deer Ridge, Mo., to Silas A. and Emma Mae Chambers Baltzelle, she married Arthur Cain on March 27, 1920, in Golden. He died July 3, 1981.
Surviving are one daughter, Jerilee Cain of Macomb; one sister, Louise Reeves of Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
She attended Kirksville State Teachers College in Kirksville, Mo., and Western Illinois University in Macomb.
She was a teacher for 30 years at Pine Grove, South Prairie, Shiloh, Washington, Clark, Camden, and Brooklyn schools. She was a member of Shiloh Church in Schuyler County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at her church. Ronald Cox and Dixie Croxton will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Mount Horeb Cemetery in Adams County. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

 



Jane M. Steele Cale


Eagle Publications, June 20, 2002
Funeral services for Jane M. Cale, 84, Macomb, were held Friday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, with the Rev. Wally Holt officiating. Private burial of ashes will be in Forest Lawn Gardens at a later date.
Mrs. Cale died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at 3:50 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. Cremation was accorded following services on Friday. Memorials may be made to The Elms or to the intensive care unit at McDonough District Hospital.
A daughter of Curt and Nora Black Steele, she was born June 20, 1917, in Roseville. She married A.C. "Bill" Cale on Nov. 9, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo., who died Oct. 19, 1987.
Her parents, three brothers, two sisters and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.
She leaves: two sons, Michael Cale of Galesburg and William Cale of Pekin; three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Mrs. Cale was a member of the First Baptist Church in Macomb.

 



Fay E. Faler Campbell
 

Eagle Publications, November 5, 1998
Fay E. Campbell, 87, formerly of Bushnell, passed away at 5:25 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 1998, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.
Born July 4, 1911, in New Philadelphia to George and Mae Young Faler, she married Charles E. Campbell Sr. on April 20, 1935, in Bushnell. He passed away June 24, 1985.
One sister and two grandchildren also preceded her in death.
Surviving are six sons, LaVerne and David, both of Macomb; James of Canton, Charles of Havana, Dallas of Bushnell, and George of Roseville, one daughter, Jessie Shumaker, and one brother, Elmer Faler Sr., both of Bushnell; two sisters, Bertha Burgess of Abingdon and Zelma Gillette of Industry; 23 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 29, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell. Burial was in Mound Cemetery, near Bushnell. Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.

 



Dora F. Bartlett Carle


Eagle Publications, October 25, 2001
Dora F. Carle, 84, of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, Ill. formerly of Plymouth, Ill. passed away at 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, October 16, 2001 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, Ill.
She was born August 21, 1917 near Colmar, Ill. in McDonough County the daughter of Homer and Gertrude (Pointer) Bartlett. She was married to Alfred Carle on November 14, 1938 in Kahoka, Mo. He died March 8, 1995.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Macomb Assembly of God Church and had great love for God, her family and friends and her church. She enjoyed embroidering and quilting and working word search puzzles.
Survivors are: two daughters; Nedra Depoy and her companion, Robert Neavear of Colchester, Ill., Mary Chapin and her husband, Everett of Colchester, Ill.; eight grandchildren; Dannie, Lea and Rick Chapin, Tim Echternkamp, Tacey Endsley, Angie Bryant, Vicky Schermpt, William Worster and Tina Bennett.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Deward and Charles Bartlett.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2001 in the Macomb Assembly of God Church in Macomb with Pastor Alan Puccini officiating. Burial was in the St. Mary's Cemetery near Plymouth. Visitation was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Macomb Assembly of God Church. Memorials may be made to her family or to the Elms Nursing Home. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth, Ill. is in charge of services.

 



June M. Buckert Carr


Eagle Publications, May 9, 2002
June M. Carr, 87, Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb, formerly of Augusta passed away at 10 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2002 in McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born June 30, 1914 near Warsaw the daughter of Frank Melvin and Meda Odessa (Clapper) Buckert.
She is survived by: one son, Frank "Sonny" Carr of Utica; one daughter, Sharon Nichols and her husband (Bob) of Augusta; two sisters, Colleen Reid of Burlington, Iowa and Erma Huls of Monticello, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, Ron, Terry, Perry and Susan Carr, Kelly, Kyle, and Mike Nichols, Gayla Smith, Lori Antkowiak, Bobby Carr and Buffy Decker; 18 great-grandchildren, Clayton and Bryan Carr, Lisa Carr, Tara and Ryan Nichols, Brittany Nichols, Keela Nichols, Krystal Reese and Keisha Heaton, Jennifer Peters, Danny and Jesse Smith, Jennifer and Derek Antkowiak, Amber and Ashley Carr, Natasha Davis and Leonard Decker; two great-great- grandchildren, Jaise Heaton and Jackson Peters.
She was preceded in death by a son, Jerry Carr, two sons and a daughter in infancy and a brother, Kenneth Buckert.
She had been employed by the Dennis Chicken Products and the Augusta Red Fox store for many years. She was a member of the Augusta Christian Church and was a member of the Tally Ho Card Club. She loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, 2002 in Oak Valley Cemetery near Warsaw with the Rev. Terry Rankin officiating.

 



Dian Knapp Flakus Chenoweth


Eagle Publications, January 20, 2005
Dian Chenoweth, 66, Germantown, Md., formerly of Macomb, died Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, in Germantown Hills.
She was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Albuquerque, N. M., the daughter of Frank Clermont and Merdyth C. Knapp. She married Walter Joseph Flakus in Chicago, Aug. 8, 1961. He survives. She later married Kenneth "K. C." Chenoweth in Macomb, July 8, 1981. He preceded her in death May 30, 1992.
She is survived by one son, Walter Frank (Laura) Flakus, Germantown, Md.; two grandchildren, Collin and Sabina, Germantown, Md.; two stepdaughters, Terra (Randy) Litchfield and Lori (Greg) John, both of Macomb; and their families; one brother, Frank Knapp, Newport, R. I., his wife, children and grandchildren; one sister, Laura McAver, Irving, Tex.; her first husband, children and grandchildren.
She was raised in Crystal Lake, received a Bachelor of Arts in teaching from North Eastern Teacher's College and acquired specialized teaching courses at WIU. She was a dedicated elementary teacher in Industry for 22 years, from August 1972 through June 1994. She would spend her own money on supplies and go well beyond the call-of-duty for her profession. She never flunked a student; rather, she took the extra time and effort that was needed to help them pass. Her concern for the welfare of many children forever touches their lives and their families.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2005, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with the Rev. Ron Green officiating.


 



Caleb Aaron and Christian Michael Clements


Eagle Publications, January 2, 2003
Caleb Aaron and Christian Michael Clements, twin sons of Candice Yocum and Jeremy Clements, Augusta, passed away in Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Caleb passed away Dec. 13, 2002 and Christian passed away Dec. 14, 2002.
They are survived by their parents; grandparents, Amy and Randy Fitch, Augusta and Patrick and Marsha Clements, Rushville. Maternal great-grandfather, Jerry Yocum, Adair, maternal great-grandmother, Bobbi Yocum, Macomb; paternal great-grandfather, Bill Clements, Browning and three aunts and three uncles.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2002 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta was in charge of the arrangements.

 



Harold R. Coates


Eagle Publications, October 18, 2005
Harold R. Coates, 58, Bushnell, died at 9:31 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2005, at his home.
He was born Nov. 13, 1946, in Macomb, the son of Orville and Eloise (Billings) Coates.
He is survived by two sons, Randy Coates and Ryan Coates, both of Bushnell; one stepson, Ron Mosher, Anoka, Minn.; one daughter, Leanna Tessier, Kewanee; one stepdaughter, Mischelle Manriquez, Long Island, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Dean Coates and Carl Coates, both of Bushnell; and one sister, Idella Miller, Macomb.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Bushnell V.F.W. and worked at Cooper Industries, Macomb, for 26 years.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 18, 2005. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

 



Christine M. Crook


Eagle Publications, November 25, 1999
Miss Christine M. Crook, 90, of Macomb, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, 1999, in Wesley Village Healthcare Center of Macomb.
She was born May 17, 1909, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Charles and Mary Frances (Dennis) Crook.
Survivors include cousins Fred Dace and Mrs. Helen Smith., both of Peoria, and Mrs. Eleanor Dennis of Quincy.
She was graduated from Rushville High School and from Western Illinois University, receiving a bachelor's degree and a master's degrees in education.
She taught at Walker, Dixie, Brooklyn, White Frame, Rushville Elementary, Morton Elementary, Bushnell Elementary and Colchester Elementary schools.
She also taught art classes at WIU, taught summer school in Tappan, N.Y., and did additional work at Bradley University, University of Colorado at Fort Collins, Illinois State University at Normal and Pedalozzi Froebel University. She taught for 47 years.
She was a member of Business & Professional Women's Club; local, state and national Teachers Associations; Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War; American Association of University Women and the Methodist Church.
Services were Saturday in Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Rev. David Pease officiating.
Burial was in Rushville City Cemetery.

 



Austin Cruser


Austin A. Cruser died at his residence, 1103 Broadway, at 5:30 yesterday morning. He was a native of McDonough county, Illinois, where he was born on December 15, 1876. His age was 35 years, 3 months and 16 days. The immediate cause of death was cirrhosis of the liver. He is survived by his widow, formerly Mamie Edwards, and by his mother. The funeral is to be held this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock, after which the remains will be removed for burial to Good Hope, Ill. [Monday, Apr. 1, 1912 - Submitted by Debbie Gibson]


Mary L. Fentem Ford Cochran


Peoria Journal Star, February 21, 1998

GALESBURG - Mary L. Cochran, 87, of 1332 Imperial Ave. died at 3:48 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, 1998, at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville.
Born April 11, 1910, in Fandon to Lewis and Elizabeth Bradley Fentem, she married Laurence Ford on Sept. 6, 1929. She later married Roy Otis Cochran on Oct. 1, 1937, in Davenport, Iowa. He died July 27, 1981. One son, Lewis Ford; one daughter, Sandra Cochran; two grandchildren; three sisters; and three brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Leon (Evelina) Cline and Mrs. Michael (Louise) Paxton, both of Galesburg, and Mrs. Doyle (Marilyn) Riney of Abingdon; three sons, Laverne Ford of Chaparral, N. M., Allen Cochran of Lakeland, Ga., and Alvin Cochran of Valdosta, Ga.; two sisters, Ida Stark of Marion and Miriam Cochran of Knoxville; 23 grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and four stepgreat-great-grandchildren.
She owned and operated a grocery store in Trenton Corners near Dahinda for 23 years and later in Elmwood. She then worked at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, retiring in 1974. She was a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville. Elder Adrian Dillin will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.

 


Miriam Gertrude Fentem Cochran


Peoria Journal Star, June 12, 1998
KNOXVILLE - Miriam Gertrude Cochran, 81, of Knoxville died at 7:42 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 1998, at Knox County Nursing Home.
Born Nov. 11, 1916, in Colchester to Lewis Edward and Elizabeth Belle Bradley Fentem, she married Clarence L. Cochran on July 15, 1933, in Galesburg. He died Aug. 16, 1990. Three brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Russell (Beverly) Stamper of Victoria; one son, Malcolm of Brockton, Mass.; one sister, Ida Stark of Marion; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was a member of Maxey Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Knoxville and Appleton Country Club.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home. The Rev. Marty Briney will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services will be at the funeral home. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.

 


Margaret Beebe Campbell


Peoria Journal Star, July 9, 1996, Page: D5
MACOMB - Margaret Campbell, 71, of Macomb died at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 1996, at her son James' home in Macomb.
Born Oct. 12, 1924, in Rushville to James Fred and Beulah Bridgewater Beebe, she married Charles Robert Campbell on Oct. 9, 1946, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Feb. 23, 1984. One brother, one grandson and one great-granddaughter also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three sons, James O. and Danny M., both of Macomb, and Robert G. of Springfield; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Carolyn) Seaman of Beardstown; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of East Union Baptist Church in rural Rushville and Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, where she served meals for special events.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville. The Rev. Robert Kirkham will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the chapel. Burial will be in Goodhope Cemetery in rural Rushville.

 



W. Dean Carlock


Peoria Journal Star, July 15, 1999, Page: B4
GILSON - W. Dean Carlock, 71, of 1129 Knox Highway 27 died at 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 1999, in the OSF St. Mary Medical Center emergency room in Galesburg.
Born Nov. 1, 1927, in Astoria to John and Gertrude Belless Carlock, he married Rose Marie Lovejoy on Feb. 24, 1957, in Macomb. She died Jan. 30, 1991. Surviving are two daughters, Risa Carlock of Gilson and Deanna Carlock of Chicago; one son, Russell of Galesburg; two sisters, Mrs. Don (Bonnie) Hudson of Kewanee and Mrs. Don (Frances) Ruebush of Macomb; and one brother, Harold of Industry.
He was a farmer in Orange Township in Knox County.
A Korean War Army veteran, he was a member of American Legion Post 381 in Abingdon.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville. Dean Mathews and the Rev. Blaine Wadlow will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.

 



Helen Ryner Filbert Carlson


Peoria Journal Star, March 15, 1997, Page: C6
BUSHNELL - Helen Filbert Carlson, 79, of 535 Berglund Ave., Galesburg, formerly of Bushnell, died at 3:50 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 1997, at her residence.
Born Nov. 17, 1917, in Maple Hill, Iowa, to Alvin and Lola Burkholder Ryner, she married Lester "Tony" Filbert on March 25, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Oct. 16, 1974. She married Robert Carlson on Aug. 29, 1979, in Galesburg. He died in February 1980. Three brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Judy Toland of Bushnell; one stepson, Robert Carlson Jr. of Utah; one stepdaughter, Betty Lentz of Galesburg; a friend, Herman Muehe, with whom she made her home; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Randy Reese will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.

 



Bette I. Chatterton


Peoria Journal Star, February 16, 2004, Page: B4
MACOMB - Bette I. Chatterton, 78, of 1601 E. Jackson St. died at 11:10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Nov. 15, 1925, in Macomb to Walter G. and Nilla M. Swanson Price, she married Bobbie Hoing in 1945. He preceded her in death.
She later married Ross Volker on Aug. 27, 1950. He died Sept. 16, 1974.
She married James Chatterton on April 13, 1976. He died March 18, 1977.
She also was preceded in death by one brother.
Surviving are one daughter, Sharon (and Larry "Brownie") Myers of Macomb; five stepdaughters, Jeri Scott, Claire Beadles and Julie Murphy, all of Macomb, Ann Whalon of rural Macomb and Pat Pettenger of Sterling; one stepson, David Chatterton of Royal; three grandchildren; 14 stepgrandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight stepgreat-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel (and Cline) Toland of Industry and Elizabeth (and Bill) Hillyer of Macomb.
She was a member of the Macomb American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb and attended Scotland Trinity Presbyterian Church in McDonough County.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Wayne Matheson will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

 



Raymond L. Constable

died: February 20, 1991
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, February 22, 1991, Page: 10
RUSHVILLE - Raymond L. Constable, 75, of Rushville died at 1:42 p.m. Wednesday at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home, Rushville.
Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Josephine; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Headley of Macomb and Mrs. Nancy Toland of Rushville; three step-daughters, Mrs. Connie Hulvey, Mrs. Nancy Lashbrook and Mrs. Joyce Prather, all of Rushville; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and one step-great-grandchild.
Note: Raymond is born February 25, 1915,the son of Isaac Constable and Florence Myrtle Hersh. He 1st married Helen Kuhn, mother of his daughters. Then he married Mrs. Josephine Morrell. Morrell is the maiden name of the stepdaughters.

 



Kenneth N. Curtis


Peoria Journal Star, July 31, 1994, Page: C14
AVON - Kenneth N. Curtis, 91, of Rural Route 2 died at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 1994, at Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City.
Born March 4, 1903, near Avon to B. Delbert "Del" and Carrie Nichols Curtis, he married Mary Margaret Heap on Feb. 7, 1926, in Macomb. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Kenneth Delbert of Avon; two daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Phelps of Alexis and Mrs. Duane (Mildred) Sorrells of Macomb; one brother, Maurice of Blandinsville; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Two infant sons and two brothers preceded him in death.
He was a farmer and a carpenter in the Prairie City and Avon areas all his life, retiring in 1984. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of Bushnell-Prairie City School Board for 10 years and a former member of Bushnell Rotary Club for 10 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. The Rev. Michael Peterson will officiate. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.
Note: Prairie City Cemetery is near Avon, Fulton County but in McDonough County, Illinois

 



Mary Margaret Heap Curtis


Peoria Journal Star, February 7, 2001, Page: B04
AVON - Mary Margaret Curtis, 98, of 1496 First Ave. died at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Born Jan. 7, 1903, in Lewistown to Alfred E. and Leona B. Smith Heap, she was raised by her paternal grandparents and her aunt, Mamie Heap. She married Kenneth N. Curtis on Feb. 7, 1926, in Macomb. He died July 30, 1994.
She also was preceded in death by two infant sons, two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are one son, Kenneth of Avon; two daughters, Mrs. James (Dorothy) Phelps of Alexis and Mrs. Duane (Mildred) Sorrells of Macomb; eight grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
She was a former member of Prairie City Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, where the family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.
Note: Prairie City Cemetery is near Avon, Fulton County but in McDonough County, Illinois

 

 

 

 

 
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