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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise] 
 
Sarah A. McNealey DeCamp

Rushville Times, September 3, 1914
Macomb Journal: Mrs. Sarah DeCamp died Saturday night of dysentery, with which she had been ill for about ten days. She was taken ill very suddenly about ten days ago and was brought to the Annex hospital last Thursday that she might be given the best of care, but her condition was such that human aid was unavailing.
Her age was 73 years, 10 months and 21 days. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Jackson street Presbyterian church, Rev. W. T. Reynolds officiating. Interment was made in Oakwood.
Sarah A. McNealey was born Oct. 3, 1840, at St. John, New Brunswick. She was the daughter of Andrew and Sarah McNealey, and with them came to this state, settling near Rushville in 1844. Nov. 22, 1866, she was united in marriage with G. S. DeCamp, now deceased, and they made their home at Industry. She lived there until 1893, since which time this city has been her home. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, which has united with the Presbyterian. She is survived by four sons, Ed and Fred DeCamp of this city, Harry of Spokane, Wash., and Walter of Auburn, Wash.; also one brother, Wm. McNealey of Cedarville, Kan., and one sister, Mrs. Jane Gorsuch of Rushville.
 

Connie June Snyder Draper


Eagle Publications, January 20, 2005
Connie June Snyder Draper, 61, Sanford, N.C., formerly of Macomb, died Saturday Jan. 15, 2005, at her home.
She was born in Fort Madison, Iowa, the daughter of the late Virgil and Virginia (Hillyer) Snyder.
She is survived by three sons, Eddie (Kelly) Draper, Carthage, N.C., Chuck Draper, Sanford, N.C., Randy (Tammy) Draper, Sanford, N.C.; one daughter, Cindy D. Amezquita, Durham, N.C.; one sister, Carol Lehman, Colchester; two brothers, Sonny Snyder, Henderson, Nev., and Bud Snyder, Rock Island; two stepbrothers, Dwight Snyder and Leroy Snyder; one stepsister, Rene Graves, all of Illinois; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 22, 2005 at Blackburn Cemetery, Brooklyn, Ill.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Wayne H. Danner


Eagle Publications, September 22, 2005
Wayne H. Danner, 90, Macomb, formerly of rural Bushnell and Marietta, died at 7:50 a.m., Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, at the Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, where he had been a resident for several years.
He was born Dec. 12, 1914, in rural Marietta, the son of Harry and Mary (Hays {Hayes}) Danner. He married Dessie M. Steele, Feb. 10, 1940, in Hannibal, Mo. She preceded him in death Dec. 7, 1998.
He is survived by two daughters, Judith (Robert) Brake, Venice, Fla., and Mary Jo (Brad) Lindskog, Prophetstown; nine grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife and his parents he was preceded in death by three sons, Gerald on April 24, 1971, Kevin on July 27, 1999, and Larry on Aug. 31, 2002; and two brothers Harold Dean and Donald.
He graduated from Table Grove High School in 1936 where he was on the football and basketball teams all four years and in school plays. He and his wife farmed west of Bushnell for several years, later moving southeast of Bushnell where they continued farming until their retirement in 1995. They raised pure-bred Hampshire boars and black angus cattle. He was an avid B-PC High School football and basketball fan, as well as a life long Chicago Cubs fan. During his retirement he restored a Model T Ford, and enjoyed entering it in area competition and parades.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2005, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with Pastor John Douglas officiating. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the services Friday, Sept. 23, 2005. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.

 

Alta Mae Bisby Daniels


born 17 May 1873 Astoria, Fulton Co., IL. Died 1 Nov 1963 rural Augusta, Schuyler Co., IL. Buried 1963 Scott Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL.
Macomb Journal, 1963
Funeral services for Mrs. Alta Mae Daniels, former Colchester resident, will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday at Scotts Church, the Rev. Lewis Payne of Canton officiating. Burial will be in Scott Cemetery. Mrs. Daniels died Friday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Marie Toland, RR1, Augusta.
She was born May 17, 1873 in Fulton County to Levi and Nancy Aten Bisby. She moved to McDonough County at the age of 15. On Feb. 22, 1893 (actual date: Feb. 2, 1893) she married Edwin Daniels, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude VanOmer of Rich Hill, Mo., and Mrs. Toland; 12 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and nine great great grandchildren. Three sons, Randolph, Harold and Dayne; two brothers and six sisters, Ross and William Bisby, Mesdames Belle Bolen, Sarah, Emma McCormick, Ella Adair, Henrietta LaPiere and Lousetta Miller, are deceased.
Friends may call at the Chapel of Jones Mortuary. The family will be at the chapel this evening for visitation.
Note: They had the following children: Randolph Levi; Gladys Marie; Harold Thomas; Gertrude B.; Dayne Merlyn.

 




Edward "Edwin" Daniels


born 1 Jul 1861 Littleton Twp., Schuyler Co., IL. Died 29 Jan 1940 Brooklyn, Schuyler Co., IL. Buried 31 Jan 1940 Scott Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL. 78y 6m 28d.
Augusta Eagle, February 1, 1940
Edwin Daniels, son of R. B. and Rosanna Weaver Daniels, was born in Littleton township, July 1, 1861, and departed this life at his home in Brooklyn, January 29, 1940, at the age of 78 years, 6 months and 28 days. His entire life was spent in Schuyler county. He was one of a family of nine children, all of whom preceded him in death, except one sisters, Mrs. Chloey Burrows of Littleton, Illinois and one brother, Matthew, address unknown. In 1885, he was united in marriage with Mary Fowler, who lived only a few months. He was again united in marriage, February 2, 1893, to Alta May Bisby, who with four children survives. They are Randolph L. of Bethel township, Marie toland of Augusta, Gertrude VanOrmer of Colchester and Dayne of Birmingham, together with eleven grandchildren and one great grandson. One son, Harold T., preceded him in death, April 14, 1932. He loved his home and was never happier t an when his children and grandchildren were near. His friends were numbered by his acquaintances.
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They had the following children: Randolph Levi Gladys Marie; Harold Thomas; Gertrude B.; Dayne Merlyn.
 




Ralph M. Danner
 

Macomb Daily Journal, June 1, 1983
Bushnell - Ralph M. Danner, 61, of 1500 W. Main St. died at 1:15 a.m. yesterday at the Veterans Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
Born Feb. 3, 1922, in Adair to Noah and Inez Schisler Danner he was first married to Florence Krider, then to Norma L. Curtis in 1948 in Kansas City, Kan. She died Nov. 6, 1981.
Surviving are seven children, Ralph Danner, Jr. of Avon, Karen Ann Markham of Milan, Richard Keithley of East Moline, Charles Keithley of Chillicothe, (the Keithley's must be step-children, but I do not know which wife) Michael and Ross, both of Bushnell and Inez Lowe of Good Hope; 19 grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. One sister, Bertha Voorhees of Ellisville; and two brothers Ernest of Blandinsville and Homer of Ozark, Ala., also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He was a member of VFW Post 1422 in Bushnell and the Bushnell Moose Lodge, 1754. He was a World War II Army veteran in the European theater. He earned the Purple Heart Medal.
Services will be at 1:30 p. m.. tomorrow at the Martin Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Ted Snider will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. VFW military services will be conducted at the cemetery.


 



Cassinda Seward David
 

Funeral services were held this morning in the M. E. church in Ray. Interment in New Salem cemetery.
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The white winged nessenger of death with its irresistable power of speed has again been in our midst bearing away a loving wife and mother. Cassinda Seward was born in Industry twp., McDonough Co., May 12, 1837 and departed this life Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1903, at 6 o'clock a.m. She was married to John E. David Esq. To this union were born 11 children, eight sons and three daughters, all of whom with the husband survive to mourn the. loss of a loving wife and mother. They were all present at the time of her death. About eight years ago she was stricken with that dread disease paralysis and continued to grow worse until death relieved her sufferings. The influence of her life was felt in the community but in the home her life shone brightest and best. We seldom meet one in the home so gentle, patient and meek, never cross and complaining but ever ready in darkest hours to to encourage others. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the family residence conducted by Rev. Kelley, of Vermont. Remains interred in Standard Cemetery.
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."

 




Joyce Kathryn D'Camp


Rushville Times, February 21, 2001, page 13, column 3
Joyce Kathryn D'Camp, 64, of Macomb, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2001, at the Care Center of Colchester.
She was born Jan. 8, 1937, in Creve Coeur, the daughter of the late Samuel Thomas and Clesta Charolette (Clanin) D'Camp.
She worked at Bridgeway in Macomb and babysat and worked as a housekeeper for many families.
Surviving are two brothers, Tom of Macomb and Claude (wife Donna) of Ashland; six sisters, Julia West of Salem, Ark., Mrs. Orvill (Ethel) Abbey of Jacksonville, Mrs. Wally (Shirley) Bassham of Salem, Ark., Jeanette Miller of Denver, Colo., Mrs. Eugene (Earline) Fox of Pittsburg, Mo., and Charolette D'Camp of Quincy.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Samuel D'Camp.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Mike Cooper officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.


 




Syrena Elizabeth Cook Derry
 

died: January 26, 1932
Vermont Union, February 1, 1932
Seyrena {Cyrena} Elizabeth Derry passed away Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter in Bethel Twp. She was stricken with a stroke five years ago and has been in poor health until her death, at the age of 77 years 2 weeks and 2 days.
Seyrena Elizabeth Cook, daughter of Peter L. Cook and Hannah Cook. She was united in marriage to Jacob H. Derry on March 18, 1875. To this union ten children were born: Burlen W. Derry, Macomb; Florietta Bell Bozard of Industry; Warren D. Derry of Vermont; Lucinda M. Schisler Cameron, IL.; Nelson L. Derry of Berwick; Peter N. Derry of Macomb; of Farmington, Orda Derry near Good Hope; Samual H. Derry of Macomb; Goda P. Derry preceded her in death: Chester Derry of Abingdon. There are 48 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn the death of a kind and loving mother.
She united with the church in young womanhood and lived a faithful member until her death claimed her.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 at the home of Warren Derry. Interment in the Phillips Cem.
Note: She married Jacob Henry Derry Jr. 18 Mar. 1875 Schuyler Co. IL. Jacob Henry Derry Jr. was born 5 Mar. 1853 Astoria Twp. Fulton Co. IL. Died 3 Jan. 1931 Bartonville, Peoria Co. IL. Buried 5 Jan 1931 Phillips Cem. Schuyler Co. IL. Married age 22. Lived Fulton Co. IL.


 



Anthony E. Downing
 

Rushville Times,Wednesday, May 17, 2000, page 4B, column 3
Anthony E. Downing, 41, of Ipava died Sunday, May 14, 2000, at his home.
He was born Sept. 27, 1958, in Macomb, the son of Larry and Shirley (Dowacter) Downing.
He married Kelly Meyer on May 1, 1986, at Las Vegas, Nev. She survives.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Ivan and Beatrice Dowacter.
Also surviving are two daughters, Krysta and Nichole at home; two sons, Bradley and Matthew at home; his mother, Shirley A. Downing of Roseville; his father, Larry W. (and Kay) Downing of Augusta; paternal grandparents, Clinton "Jack" and Hazel Downing of Plymouth; step-grandmother, Dora Gooden of Blandinsville; two sisters, Kimberly (husband Dan) Yoomans of Clinton and Traci (husband T. J.) Arundale of Scott Air Force Base; two step-sisters, Michelle (husband Paul) Haddock of Chicago and Heather (husband Rich) Lemmon of Urbana.
He was an inventory clerk at Western Illinois University.
He was an Army veteran from 1977-1992.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava with Rev. Damien Spikereit officiating. Burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery with military rites by the Ipava American Legion Post #17.

 

Norma L. Danner


Bushnell-- Mrs. Norma L. Danner, 58, of Bushnell, died Friday at 5:40 am at Graham Hospital, Canton. She was born March 31, 1923, at Monmouth, She married Melvin Yingiing and Charles Keithley. Both died. She married Ralph M. Danner in Kansas City, Kan.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Karen Markham of Milan, and Inez Lowe of Bushnell; four sons, Richard keithley of Moline, Charles Keithley of Chillicothe, Michael Danner of Bushnell and Eddie Danner of Avon. Three brothers, LaVerne Curtis of St. Augustine, Ross Curtis of Moline and Alan Curtis of Bushnell; 19 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and 12 step-grandchildren.
She was a member of the Bushnell Methodist Church.
Funeral will be Monday at 10 am at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Rev Ted Snider officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie City Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday after 3pm at the funeral home. The family will be present from 7 to 9 pm. [Nov 07, 1981 Galesburg Register Mail - Submitted by a Friend of Free Genealogy]

 



James William Divilbiss


Montesano, (Washington) Oct. 29. – Died, at 9:10 a.m., Thursday, October 28, at Montesano, James William Divilbiss, aged 35 years, 6 months and 24 days.
James William Divilbiss was born April 3, 1862, in McDonough county, Ill., where he lived until his tenth year, when the family moved to Kansas, settling near Salina. He commenced work in the Salina Republican job office when about 15, and worked there until he went to the Baker university at Baldwin, Kansas. He graduated, and then taught school for a few years before returning to work on the Republican. He was one of the editors of that paper for about two years, or until he came to this coast. On May 13, 1885, he was married to Nellie E. Moyes at Emporia, Kansas, from which union two children were born, Eva. G., and Harry W.
In October, 1887, he, with his family, came to Montesano, where he purchased the Vidette of H. W. Bessae, and was until May of 1896 the proprietor and editor of the paper, making it an excellent weekly. In May of 1896 he went to Roseland, B. C., and established a job office. In December of that year he was taken with a heavy cold, which developed into consumption. By advice of physicians he went to California, but receiving no benefit he returned here in May of this year. The disease had too strong a hold on him, and his death yesterday was the ending of as promising a career as is often offered to any one.
A republican in politics, he was prominent not only in the county, but in the state. Respected and esteemed by all, he had probably more warm friends than any other man here and there is none who will be more missed. [Paper: Morning Olympian (Olympia, WA) Friday, 29 Oct. 1897; Sub. by FoFG mz]

 

 

Garnett I. Gray Dale


Eagle Publications, October 26, 2000
Garnett I. Dale, 88, Macomb, died at 8:15 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born on Jan. 26, 1912, in Littleton, to Roy and Iva Atkinson Gray. She married Gerald L. Dale on Sept. 5, 1931, in Rushville. He passed away on July 11, 1991.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and one son-in-law, Glenn Rockhold.
She is survived by one daughter, Jean Rockhold, Macomb; two grandchildren, Dale (Maureen) Rockhold, Macomb, and Debbie (Tim) Hattaway, Macomb; and five great-grandchildren, Ashley and Brae Hattaway, and Brian, Jarrod and Megan Rockhold, all of Macomb.
Garnett lived in Detroit prior to moving to Macomb in 1946. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb. She was a homemaker all her life.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2000, at theClugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with the Rev. William Brown officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Garden. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church.

 



Donald L. Davis I


Peoria Journal Star, November 10, 1997, Page: D8
Bardolph - Donald L. Davis Sr., 61, of 207 S. Jackson died at 3:13 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1997, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Feb. 6, 1936, in Camden to Elmer and Dorothy Leezer Davis, he married Melba Hopping on Feb. 12, 1956, in Industry. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Donald Jr. of Bushnell and William of Wichita, Kan.; his mother of Bardolph; one sister, Carolyn Murfin of Colchester; three granddaughters; and two stepgrandchildren. His father and one brother preceded him in death.
He was a welder for many years. He was a former member of Macomb Masonic Lodge. He served on the Bardolph High School Board and Bardolph Village Board.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Michael Brown will officiate. Calling hours will be after 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the family present from 7 to 8:30. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia Foundation.

 




Dorothy W. Leezer Davis


Peoria Journal Star, June 1, 2004, Page: B4
Bardolph - Dorothy W. Davis, 92, of 207 W. Green St. died at 5:29 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born July 8, 1911, in Schuyler County to Dow and Lulu May Knous Leezer, she married Elmer Lee Davis on June 8, 1931, in Rushville. He died May 6, 1984.
She also was preceded in death by two sons, Donald and Raymond Davis; and one brother.
Surviving are one daughter, Carolyn Murfin of Colchester; eight grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren.
She and her husband farmed in Schuyler, Brown and McDonough counties before moving to Bardolph in 1943. She worked as a cook for St. Francis Hospital and McGraw Edison, both in Macomb, and also took care of the elderly in their homes.
She was a member of Jerusalem Methodist Church and Bardolph United Methodist Women.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Stephen King will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bardolph Cemetery.

 



Donald Dean


Eagle Publications, December 12, 2002
Donald Dean, 78, Bushnell, died at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2002, at The Elms, Macomb.
He was born March 20, 1924, in Bushnell, the son of George R. and Eva (Inman) Dean. He married Bernie M. Carrico Jan. 7, 1948, in Bushnell. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, David (Betty) Dean, Bushnell, and Mark (Sue) Dean, Bushnell; two daughters, Mary (Wayne) Heath, Mapleton, and Beverly Dean, Bushnell; one brother, Rex Dean, Culver City, Calif.; two sisters, Shirley (Harold) Barnes, Canton, and Eileen (Jim) Solomon, Macomb; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He lived in Bushnell all his life and was an over the road truck driver for Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing Company in Bushnell.
Graveside services were held at Bushnell Cemetery Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, with the Rev. David Kurt officiating.
Memorials may be made to The Elms.
Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.

 




Mary Patricia Matthews DePoy


Eagle Publications, April 1, 2003
Mary Patricia DePoy, 78, Macomb, died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at McAllen Heart Hospital, McAllen, Texas.
She was born Feb. 14, 1925, in McDonough County, the daughter of Desso Dale and Bertha (Gloyd) Matthews. She married Robert Q. DePoy Nov. 10, 1951. He survives.
She is also survived by three daughters, Toni Lynn DePoy, Macomb, Carole (Richard) Wagher, Galesburg, and Patsy (Kenneth) Kreps, Bourbonnais; five grandchildren, Joseph (Kelly) Barsi, Jerry Barsi, Ted and Curt Wagher, and Briana (John) Gasparovich; and five great-grandchildren, Sarah, Samuel and Kyle Barsi, and Zanna and Hunter Gasparovich.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Howard Miller; and two sisters, Lucille Webster and Georgia Frazier.
She owned and operated DePoy Income Tax Services from 1969-1985, and she owned several rental properties in Macomb. She attended Covenant Presbyterian Church and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary and the BPO Deers.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Kerry Frantz officiating. Visitation was scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2003.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

 



Alice R. Stoneking Derry


Eagle Publications, Augst 29, 2002
Alice R. Derry, 91, Macomb, died at 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Jan. 22, 1911, in Macomb, the daughter of Zeb and Rose (Compton) Stoneking. She married Lester "Pete" Derry Nov. 9, 1929, in Macomb. He preceded her in death March 2, 1974.
She is survived by one daughter, Lynne (Charles) Bourell, Orion; one granddaughter, Mindy (Brian) Arlt; and two great-grandchildren, Amanda and Elizabeth Arlt.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
She was raised by Morris and Louise Stoneking Willey on Gin Ridge in rural McDonough County. She worked at the former Globe American, Macomb; the former St. Francis Hospital; and retired from Beu Health Center at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Faith United Methodist Church and the Rebekah Lodge, and loved to collect dolls and antique dishes. She was also a member of the Macomb Doll Club.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Stephen King officiating. Burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery.

 




Virgil Dale Derry


Eagle Publications, March 28, 2002
Virgil Dale Derry, 83, Macomb, died at 4:06 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2002, at Heartland Health Care Center.
He was born June 27, 1918, in Macomb, the son of Will and Bessie Church Derry. He married Josephine Clark April 12, 1927, in Rushville. She survives.
He is also survived by one son, Thomas Derry, Toluca; one daughter, Karen Thompson, Tampa, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, William and Robert Derry, and two brothers, Russell and Sanford Derry.
He served in the Army during World War II. He was the business manager for Labor Local 911 for 33 years. He was a member of the Macomb VFW Post 1921 and Pekin Labor Local 231.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 27, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with military rites by VFW Post 1921 and American Legion Post 6.

 



Bobby L. DeWeese


Peoria Journal Star, February 10, 1993, Page: D9
Macomb - Bobby L. DeWeese, 64, of 508 W. Chase St. died at 3:35 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Feb. 15, 1928, in Macomb to LeRoy and Mabel Clayton DeWeese, he married Shirley Murfin on Oct. 23, 1948, in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Joe and Todd, both of Macomb, Michael of Deltona, Fla., and Jim of Sullivan; one brother, Olin of Macomb; twin sister, Betty Hollenback of Deltona; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Three sisters preceded him in death.
He served in the Navy from 1945 to 1946, and from 1950 to 1951. He was a truck driver for Meadow Gold Dairy in Macomb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Randy Miller will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association.

 



Olen "Bud" LeRoy DeWeese


Peoria Journal Star, March 23, 2004, Page: B4
Macomb - Olen LeRoy "Bud" DeWeese, 86, of Macomb died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday, March 21, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Aug. 16, 1917, in Macomb to Roy and Mabel Clayton DeWeese, he married Lowanda Smith on July 20, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo. She died April 12, 2000.
He also was preceded in death by three sisters and one brother.
Surviving are two daughters, Saundra Mourning of Colchester and Sally Kammerer of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Betty Hollenback of Deltona, Fla.; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of McDonough American Legion Post 6.
He was a lineman for the Rural Electrical Association for more than 30 years.
He was a member of Macomb Masonic Lodge and Peoria Consistory.
He also was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home.

 



Isla Reno Kettron Applegate Dymond


Eagle Publications, October 11, 2001
Isla Reno Dymond, 96, of Bull Shoals, Ark., formerly of Macomb, died Dec. 17, 2000, in Arkansas.
She was born Nov. 12, 1904, in Macomb, the daughter of Henry D. and Gertrude Saul Reno. She was married to Charles Kettron, Arch Applegate and Elmer Dymond; they all preceded her in death. Also, preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Charles D. Kettron; and three brothers, Herschel, Donald and Bryce Reno.
She is survived by a brother, Max Reno, Rock Island, and several nieces and nephews.
She graduated from Bardolph High School and attended Western Illinois State Teachers College.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside burial of ashes was held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2001, in the Bardolph Cemetery in Bardolph, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Ruth Allyne Conner Davis


Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 1992, Page: D8
Ruth Allyne Davis, 71, of Norman, Okla., since 1990, formerly of McDonough and Schuyler counties, died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1992, at her residence.
Born Oct. 4, 1920, in Schuyler County to George and Minnie Shaver Conner, she married John Russell Davis on June 26, 1937, in Rushville. He died Sept. 2, 1976.
One sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two daughters, Marna Graves of Gilson and Jean Rittenhouse of Norman; eight grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.
She and her husband owned and operated Davis Outdoor Products in Little America.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. James Vancil will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 



Bernard J. Derry


Eagle Publications, August 23, 2005
Bernard J. Derry, 79, Hot Springs, Ark., formerly of Astoria, died at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at St. Joseph Hospital, Hot Springs.
He was born Oct. 6, 1925 in Woodland Twp., Fulton Co., the son of Newton and Pearl (Gould) Derry. He married Darlene Fisk, Sept. 14, 1947, Astoria. She survives
He is also survived by one son, Dr. Greg (Susan) Derry, Canton; one daughter Kathy (Ron) Hayes, Morton; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Brillhart, Astoria, and Fern Conner, Turlock, Calif.; and two stepsisters, Flossie Danner, and Nelda Herriford, both of Macomb.
He was preceded in death by five brothers, Ben, Willis, Vernon, Otis and Donald Derry; one sister, Darlene Waggoner; and one stepbrother, Jack Parr.
He was a veteran of the United States Marines, World War II, serving in the Pacific Theater. He farmed in the fulton county area for years.
He retired as a warehouse manager from Hobart Welders, East Peoria, and he worked for New Concept Dental Lab in Canton for several years in public relations and as a driver for the lab.
He was a member of the Summum Christian Church where he was a former Elder.
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Steve Castaneda and Gary Sheets officiating.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, 2205, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.
Burial will be at the Astoria Cemetery.

 



Charles Walter Derry


Eagle Publications, April 13, 2004
Charles W. Derry, 85, Macomb, died at 3:45 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Nov. 19, 1918, in Schuyler County, the son of Samuel and Bessie (Engle) Derry.
He is survived by three sons, Walter Derry, Macomb, David Derry, Longview, Texas, and Tom Derry, Mountain View, Calif.; two daughters, Peggy Gibson, Combs, Ark., and Julie Cameron, Macomb; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Sowers, Quad Cities.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Derry.
He served in the Army Air Corp during World War II. He owned Derry's Trailer Court, Macomb, from 1967-2002.
Cremation has been accorded
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, is in charge of arrangements.


 

Enoch Parry Davis


Argus-Searchlight, Wed., Dec. 15, 1943
Former Resident Dies Suddenly
Rev. E. P. Davis Passed Away Friday At His Home In Beardstown
Enoch Parry Davis, the son of William and Sarah Davis, was born May 14, 1877, and departed this life suddenly Friday afternoon at his home in Beardstown, aged 66 years 6 months and 26 days. Death was due to a heart attack. He was the eighth eldest in a family of seven brothers and three sisters. Two brothers and two sisters together with his parents have preceded him to the Land of Spirit.
His early life was spent on the old homestead, located southwest of Astoria in the Oak Grove community and just across the Schuyler County line near Bader, where he attended grade school. He was united in marriage December 6, 1896 to Florence Simeral, daughter of Allen and Elizabeth Gain Simeral, by the Rev. James Miller, at the home of the bride s parents abut six miles west of Astoria.
To the union were born eight children, four sons and four daughters: Ralph Lee Davis of Peoria; Hazel Elizabeth Venters of Peoria, Albert Allen Davis of Beardstown, Sheldon William Davis of Burbank, California, Eula Edna Miller of West Chicago, Enoch Kenneth Davis of Peoria, Sarah Simeral Crumley of Rushville, Winona LaVere Bowen of Peoria. These with fifteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive. One great-grandson died in infancy. One sister, Mrs. Ellen Craig of Macomb, five brothers, J. Grant of Canton, John, Lemuel, and Fred of Astoria, and Charles of Adair are left with his loving and devoted wife to mourn his loss, besides a number of nephews, nieces, and hosts of friends.
Out of a variety of experiences in which he engaged as farmer, salesman, postmaster, and minister, he developed the happy faculty of making many friends and a desire to make his life count for the most in the service of humanity. This, with a deep religious Christian experience fitted him for the Christian ministry which he actively entered in the spring of 1931 and in which service he engaged until this retirement in June of this year.
Rev. Davis held postulates at Willows Grove near Blandsville, Rushville, Tiesa, El Dora, and New Salem Illinois.
He served his Lord under the auspice of both United Brethren and Methodist faith, holding many revivals, preaching many funeral sermons, performing marriage ceremonies and receiving many souls into the kingdom, and has now entered into the joys of his Lord, courageous and unafraid, faithful to the end.
Funeral Services were held at the Methodist Church in Astoria Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. O. G. Davis of Chicago, a nephew, Internment in the Oak Grove Cemetery southwest of Astoria.

 


Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean


Rushville Times, July 13, 2005
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Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean, 90, Vermont, died Thursday, July 7, at her residence.
She was born near Youngstown on April 19, 1915, the daughter of Lester and Elorance Bowen Lybarger. She married Rodney Crabtree on April 9, 1937. They were divorced. She then married Clyde Dean on Jan. 5, 1955. He died Dec. 19, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter, Marla (husband Don) Butcher and one son, Rennie (wife Theresa) Crabtree, both of Vermont; one brother, Lester L. Lybarger of Springfield; three granddaughters; four grandsons; nine great-grandchildren; four step great-grandchildren; and on step great-great-grandchild.
She was prececed in death by one son, Randy Lee Crabtree; two brothers, Rollin and Freeman Lybarger; and one sister, Vera Courtney.
She was a 1932 graduate of Vermont High School and was a member of the Vermont Christian Church. She was Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge 53 of Vermont, and a member of the IOOF Lodge 79 of Vermont. She ran a grocery story in Vermont for 50 years and also ran a grocery store in Bardolph and Dean's Cafe from 1963-1965 in Vermont, Dean's Mini Service from 1973-1975 and worked at Merle's Rexall in Vermont.
Services ...... Monday at the Vermont Christian Church with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating and burial in the Vermont Cemetery. Rebekah services were conducted by her lodge. Kost Memorial Home of Vermont was in charge of the arrangements.

Eagle Publications, July 7, 2005
Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean
Velma Maxine Lybarger Crabtree Dean, 90, Vermont, died at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2005, at her residence.
She was born near Youngstown, IL the daughter of Lester and Florance (Bowen) Lybarger. She married Rodney Crabtree April 5, 1937, and they were divorced. She then married Clyde Dean Jan. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death Dec. 19, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter, Marla (Don) Butcher, Vermont; one son, Renne (Theresa) Crabtree, Vermont; one brother Lester L. Lybarger, Springfield; three grandaughters, Kelly Coleman, of Auburn, Donna (Shawn) Bradford, Vermont, and Christy (Tim) Craycraft, Vermont; four grandsons, Joe (Kristen) Butcher, Springfield, Brad Crabtree, Macomb, Jerry (Lisa) Butcher, Vermont, and Brian Crabtree, Edwardsville; nine great-grandchildren, Christen Bradford, Colten Bradford, Zach Crabtree, Melissa Crabtree, Ben Butcher, Dylan Coleman, Andrew Butcher, Chloe Cracraft and Reece Butcher; four stepgrandsons, Daron Pilkington, Franz Manning, Lucas Wageman, and Slade Wageman; four step great-grandchildren, Jessica (Chris) Gale, Rondelle Brockley, Britney Brockley, and Tiffany Brockley; and one step great-great-grandchild, Trenton Gale.
She was preceded in death by one son, Randy Lee Crabtree; two brothers, Rollin and Freeman Lybarger; and one sister, Vera Courtney.
She was a 1932 graduate of Vermont High School. She was a member of Vermont Christian Church and was presently Noble Grand of Harmony Rebekah Lodge #53, Vermont, and a member of the IOOF Lodge # 79, Vermont. She ran a grocery store in Vermont for 50 years and also ran a grocery store in Bardolph and Deans Cafe from 1963-1965 in Vermont, and Deans Mini Service from 1973-1975 and worked at Merle's Rexall in Vermont.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 11, 2005, at the Vermont Christian Church, with the Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital's Hospice Program or Harmony Rebekah Lodge #53.
Kost Memorial Home, Vermont, was in charge of arrangements.


Clara B. McWhorter Robinson Derry


State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, July 21, 2002, Page: 16
BEARDSTOWN - Clara B. Robinson Derry, 68, of Beardstown, formerly of Rushville, died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Heritage Manor South Nursing Home in Beardstown.
She was born June 22, 1934, in Pleasant View, the daughter of Perry Brian and Lida Henderson McWhorter. She married Edwin Robinson in 1952 in Frederick; he died in 1969. She married Ivan Derry in 1973 in Mount Sterling; he preceded her in death.
Mrs. Derry was a certified nurse's aide at several area nursing facilities and retired from Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville. She was a member of Women of the Moose, WIBC and several bowling leagues at Ford's Rhythm Lanes in Rushville.
Survivors: four sons, Richard (wife, Sheila) Robinson of Rushville, Edwin (wife, Gayl) Robinson of Carbondale, Robert Robinson of Springfield and Ronald (wife, Dawn) Derry of Virginia; five daughters, Barbara (husband, Steve) Whedbee of Macomb, Allison (husband, Gary) Lung of Mount Sterling, Carol (husband, David) Baker, Susan (husband, Tom) Ford and Melissa (husband, Curt) Rice, all of Beardstown; 22 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Elizabeth Kirkham of Beardstown; three aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, the Rev. Wayne Bonser officiating. Burial: Rushville City Cemetery.

 



Franklin R. Derry


Peoria Journal Star, May 12, 1995, Page: C6
VERMONT - Franklin R. Derry, 64, of Vermont died at 9:52 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 1995, in the emergency room of Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
He was born Jan. 18, 1931, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to Roscoe R. and Frances Kinne Derry.
Surviving are his mother of Vermont; three sons, Michael S. of Kendallville, Ind., Robert A. of Marion, Ind., and Brian R. of Denver; three daughters, Catherine J. Timmons of Sweetser, Ind., Kay Morgan of Farmersville and Jill Beavers of Denver; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Maurice E. of Industry; and three sisters, Marian Carithers of Vermont, Ill., Mrs. Richard (Evelyn) Lacy of Junction City, Kan., and Mrs. Doug (Joyce) Wright of Tucson, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his father, two brothers, three sisters and an infant daughter.
He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge, the Sinkers Club in Summum and the Sportsman Club in Ipava.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Phillips Cemetery in Schuyler County.

 



Mary Katherine Lashbrook DeWitt


Peoria Journal Star, April 21, 2004, Page: B5
RUSHVILLE - Mary Katherine DeWitt, 91, of 723 E. Adams St. died at 7:35 p.m. Monday, April 19, 2004, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.
Born June 7, 1912, in McDonough County to Frank and Annie E. Kelly Lashbrook, she married Wilmer DeWitt on Dec. 28, 1935, in Rushville. He died March 21, 1999.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews.
A graduate of Western Illinois University in Macomb, she was an elementary school teacher for 38 years, retiring from Schuyler School District 1 in 1972.
She was a member of Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association and was a member and past president of Rushville Business & Professional Women's Club.
She also was a member and past regent of the Be-kik-a-nin-ee Chapter of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a 50-year member and Gold Star sister of Schuyler American Legion Auxiliary Unit 4.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. The Rev. Paul Arnold will officiate. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery in Industry.

 



Michael Anthony DeWitt
Peoria Journal Star, October 14, 2006
BLANDINSVILLE - Cpl. Michael Anthony DeWitt, age 22, of Blandinsville, serving in the U.S. Marine Corps at the time of death, died at 12:42 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, in Jacksonville, N.C.
He was born on Aug. 9, 1984, in Macomb, Illinois, the son of Roger and Shelley Reed DeWitt.
He is survived by his parents, Roger and Shelley DeWitt of Blandinsville; one brother, Tyler DeWitt of Blandinsville; paternal grandmother, Jane DeWitt of Rushville; maternal grandparents, Lee and Carol Reed of Blandinsville; and paternal great-grandmother, Hazel Crum of Camden, Ill. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Gerald DeWitt, his paternal great-grandfather and his maternal great-grandparents.
Cpl. DeWitt was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He was a graduate of Northwestern High School in 2003, where he played football, baseball, basketball and also served as his class president. He had lived most all his life in Blandinsville, except for the time he had spent in service to his country.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2006, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Rob Kirkam will officiate. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. Full military rites and honors will be conducted at the cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
A luncheon will be held following the cemetery services at the Blandinsville Methodist Church, and all are invited.

 



Earl Bruce Dixon


died: January 12, 1987
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, January 13, 1987, Page: 11
RUSHVILLE - Earl Bruce Dixon, 99, of Rushville died at 6:25 a.m. Monday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery, Astoria.
Surviving are one son, Phillip of Browning; three daughters, Dolores Jenkins of Lewistown, Priscilla Bucher of Macomb and Elizabeth Acker of Rushville; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Note: Earl was born January 22, 1887 Hickory Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, the son of Robert Bruce Dixon and Elizabeth Louderback.

 

 
 
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