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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 
Eva M. Curtis Fosdyck

Eva M. Fosdyck, 90, Macomb, died at 12:47 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.

She was born June 16, 1912, in Brooklyn, the daughter of Charles P. and Ethel (Breen) Curtis. She married William Fosdyck Aug. 24, 1935. He preceded her in death June 9, 1986. She is survived by one sister, Thelma Edler, Macomb, and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers.
She spent her early life in Brooklyn, moving to Macomb in 1927. She worked at Globe American for 25 years and then worked for the office of Drs. Ashenhurst and Henderson in Macomb, retiring in 1974.
 
Services were held Saturday Dec. 28, 2002, at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, January 3, 2003
 
 
Betty J. Stoneking Foster
 

Betty J. Foster, 64, Good Hope, died at 6:40 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born April 1, 1938, in Macomb, the daughter of Jennings and Ruth (Downing) Stoneking. She married Robert Foster Oct. 12, 1955. He survives. She is also survived by two sisters, Anna Wixom, Bonaparte, Iowa, and Sharon Faye Crane, Davenport, Iowa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Henry Calvin Stoneking, and one sister, Mary Jane Stoneking. Graveside services were held Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at the Good Hope Cemetery.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publications, July 11, 2002
 
Ruth E. Garrett Foster


Ruth E. Foster, 86, Blandinsville, died at 3:46 p.m. Sunday, April 7, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.

She was born June 19, 1915, in LaHarpe, the daughter of Chester and Opal Powelson Garrett. She married Lloyd Foster March 5, 1938, in Durham Township. They moved to Blandinsville in 1942. Lloyd preceded her in death May 14, 2001.
 
She is survived by one son, Robert Foster, Blandinsville; one daughter, Carolyn (Steven) Murray, West Helena, Ark.; one son-in-law, Frank Blickhan, Quincy; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one stepgrandchild.
 
In addition to her husband,she was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Patricia Foster Blickhan, age 49; one daughter-in-law, Beverly Bennett Foster, 51; one grandson, Christopher Murray, 23; and one brother, Bud Garrett.
 
Ruth had helped her husband on the family farm for many years and was an active member of the First Baptist Church, Blandinsville.
 
Funeral services were held at the Blandinsville Baptist Church on Wednesday April 10, 2002, with the Rev. Dean Reeverts officiating. Burial was at the Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.

Eagle Publications, April 11, 2002


 
Rheuben Lee Fowler
 

Rheuben Lee Fowler, 78, Commerce City, Colo., and formerly of Roseville, died Monday, May 30, 2005, in Thornton, Colo.
 
He was born June 21, 1926, in Scotland Township, Ill., the son of Rheuben J. and Miriam S. Allen Fowler. He married Marie Leonard June 4, 1950, at the First Baptist Church in Roseville. She survives.
 
He is survived by three sons, David (Cora) Fowler, Gary (Candace) Fowler, Westmer, Colo., and Jeffrey Fowler, Denver, Colo.; five granddaughters, Tamara, Samantha, Amanda, Nicole and Camille; one grandson, Daniel; one great-granddaughter, Autumn Lynn; two brothers, Stanley (Helen) Fowler, Monmouth, and Larry (Willa) Fowler, Roseville; two sisters, Evelyne and Shirley Fowler, both of Bushnell; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Max Fowler.

 
Service were held June 3 at Olinger Rose Arbor Chapel. Pastor Kim Skattum officiated and Stephanie Sachs was organist and soloist. Pallbearers were David Fowler, Gary Fowler, Jeffrey Fowler and Daniel Fowler. Burial was in Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, June 16, 2005
 

 
Richard E. Frakes I


Macomb - Richard E. Frakes Sr., 63, of Meyer, formerly of Macomb, died at 3:20 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital.
 
Born Sept. 16, 1927, in Schuyler County to Ray and Lelia Sanford Frakes, he married Betty Haulk on Sept. 21, 1948, in Calumet City. She survives along with one daughter, Mrs. Larry (Claudia) Woerly of Macomb; one son, Richard Jr. of Norco, Calif.; one brother, Howard of Industry; two sisters, Mrs. Cline (Aleine) Robinson of Richfield, Utah, and Mrs. A.B. (Sylvia) Kennedy of Kingman, Ariz.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
He was a heavy equipment operator for California Union Local 12, International Union of Operating Engineers, and Local 649 of Peoria. He retired in 1990. He was a life member of the National Rifle Association.

 
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, the Rev. Cheryl Colt officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Blackburn Cemetery, Schuyler County.
Peoria Journal Star
August 21, 1991, Page: D6
 

 
Freda Mae Henry Friday

Freda Mae Friday, 85, Adair, went to be with her Lord Jesus at 2:20 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2003.
She was born Dec. 16, 1917, in Huntsville, the daughter of Thomas L. and Sarah E. (Stoneking) Henry. She married Henry T. Friday Sept. 19, 1933, in Palmyera, Mo. He died Feb. 17, 1982.

She is survived by six sons, Henry (Virginia) Friday Jr., Adair, John T. (Mary Lou) Friday, Macomb, Jerry L. (Alice) Friday, Adair, Bill Friday, Madison, Tenn., Danny Joe (Debbie) Friday, Amboy, and Jim (Brenda) Friday, Adair; two daughters, Mary (Orville) Schertz, Adair, and Janet (Dale) Hoyt, Adair; 33 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Retha Faye Osborn, Eureka.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda; one granddaughter, Sylvia Michelle; two sisters; and five brothers.

She and her husband owned and operated the Table Grove Skating Rink for many years. She later worked for Wal-Mart for 22 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Bushnell Assembly of God Church as well as the Industry Assembly of God. Services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003, at Bushnell Assembly of God Church, with the Rev. Stephen Storms officiating, with interment in Harris Cemetery. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publications, April 1, 2003
 
Carita M. Wilhelm Frowein

Carita M. Frowein, 80, of Macomb, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, 2001, at the Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.

She was born Dec. 10, 1920, in McDonough County, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Cox Wilhelm. She married Harold L. Frowein July 10, 1943, in Winfield, Kan. He died June 11, 1991.

She is survived by one son, Roger Frowein, Macomb; one daughter, Karen (Richard) Helmers, Macomb; three stepgrandchildren and six stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Wayne and Ralph Wilhelm, and one sister, Helen Louise Wilhelm.

 
She was a 1938 graduate of Industry High School and a 1973 graduate of Western Illinois University. She taught at Lincoln School in Macomb from 1957 to 1984 and at other rural schools prior to that. She was a 40 year plus member of Laureate Beta Sigma Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and served as president and treasurer. She was a member of McDonough Post 6 American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Funeral services were held Sunday, Aug. 12, 2001, at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home; burial was in the Oakwood Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, August 16, 2001
 
Gale A. Ford
 
Gale A. Ford of Prophetstown, IL died Wednesday evening, November 7, 1973 at his Prophetstown home following a long illness.  He was 62 years old.
     Services were held Saturday afternoon at the Gardner Funeral Chapel, Rev. Joe Walker, officiating.  Serving as pallbearers were Robert Call, Richard Allison, Harley Richard, Vincent ......., Howard Moews and Vernon Thompson. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown.

 
 
     Gale A. Ford was born May 16, 1911, in Walnut Grove, IL.  His parents were Arthur and Leon [Rexroat] Ford.  He attended Macomb schools.    
 
Mr. Ford was married to Marie Bivers of Galesburg, IL.  They moved to Prophetstown from Galva in 1949.  He worked as a pipe fitter for the Parrish Alford Co. 
 
    Survivors include his widow; two sons, Larry and Eddie Gale, both of Prophetstown; four daughters, Sally [Mrs. Edward] Powell of Prophetstown, Nancy [Mrs. William] Kay of Erie, IL; Patricia [Mrs. Howard] Hoblin, Rt. 4 Sterling, IL and Carol [Mrs. Kent] Border of Erie, IL; one brother, Winfield of Silvas, IL; 27 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
 
     He was preceded in death by one son, Jimmy and a brother, Wayne.  A memorial has been established for the Cancer Fund.
 
Wed. Nov. 14, 1973,
The Echo newspaper, Pub. Prophetstown, IL, Pg. 5 - Unknown Submitter

Mary Ann Farris Fisher
  
Blandinsville Star-Gazette, October 4, 1928

Mary Ann Fisher
Mrs. Mary Ann Fisher, widow of Thomas Fisher, long deceased, died after a long illness at her home on south Main street at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 1928, at an advanced age.
She and her husband were both among the early pioneers of Blandinsville and Mrs. Fisher, though for many years confined most of the time to her home by the infirmities of age, was widely known and highly respected. An extended obituary will appear in next week issue.

Blandinsville Star-Gazette, October 11, 1928
Mary Ann Fisher
Mary Ann Farris, daughter of Nathan W. and Elizabeth Hungate Farris, was born in Hire township March 9, 1850 and departed this life at her home in Blandinsville, October 3, 1928, aged 78 years, 6 months, and 24 days.
On December 17 she suffered a paralytic stroke and during the last nine and one half months has been confined to her bed or chair and has suffered intensely from asthma and a complication of diseases until death relieved her.
On January 21, 1869 she was united in marriage to Thomas H. Fisher who preceded her to the great beyond June 1, 1914. To this union three children were born, viz., Lena Delbridge, Charles H. and Arthur M., all deceased. Mrs. Fisher was the last member of her immediate family, having lived to see her husband die, and the three children pass to their last resting place and then to spend fourteen years living alone in her home.
She united with the Rock Creek church in youth and later transferred her membership to the Blandinsville M. E. church, where she remained a consistent member and supporter till the end, always attending all services when her health was such as to permit her going.
She was one of a family of seven children, but leaves only one sister living, Martha J. Bond, and the following brothers and sisters deceased; William, Milton, John, and Nathan Farris and Nancy Fisher. Besides many nephews, nieces, friends, and neighbors, she leaves the following grandchildren: Glenn Delbridge, Auburn, N. Dak., Zella Fisher, Kewanee, Ill., Truman Fisher, Good Hope, Ill., Raymond Fisher, Reva George, Dorothy Maliere, Jessie Fenten, Madelyn McKeown, and Ruth Fisher, all of Blandinsville, and thirteen great grandchildren.
 
 


Abel Fisher

Blandinsville Star-Gazette, August 7, 1924

Death of Abel Fisher
Blandinsville mourns the loss of one of its oldest and best citizens in the death of Abel Fisher who fell asleep in his residence in the south part of town at 8:50 p.m. on Monday August 4, 1924, aged 79 years, 2 months, and 11 days.
He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Brown Fisher who came of an old and prominent Pennsylvania family and moved to the LaHarpe neighborhood on a farm nearly a century ago. Sixty years ago when about twenty years of age Abel came to Blandinsville, where he has since lived.
On January 5, 1864 he enlisted and entered the Civil war as a member of Co. D 28th Illinois Regiment and served for two and a half years in the thickest of the fighting. He was a brave and dashing soldier, who served his country with courage and distinction.
He married Miss Ellen Peck Dec. 2, 1872 and to their union were born three children, Orville B. Fisher and Mrs. Myrtle Bissell of Blandinsville and Mrs. Olive Kling deceased.
Funeral services were held in the Christian church at 2:30 p.m., on Wednesday August 6, the Reverend F. W. Leonard officiating, and the interment was in Glade City cemetery.
The above is a short account of the life of one of the kindliest souls that ever lived. He loved the woods, and flowers and children. He was a noted hunter and trapper and would quit his work to bring a squirrel or quail for a sick neighbor and no time was too inconvenient and no task to difficult for him to do a kindness for one who needed help. In his last illness, which extended over two years, the last one spent on a bed of sickness, he suffered as few invalids have done, but never a word of complaint or impatience passed his kindly lips.
In life he was a carpenter. He worked in Hopper's mill and did many other things, but charged so little that his means were always modest. He planted the big trees around the lawn where the writer now lives and the great green trees in the school park stand as monuments to his public spirited industry. Blandinsville mourns for him.
 


Thomas H. Fisher
 
Blandinsville Star-Gazette, June 4, 1914

Thomas Fisher
Thomas Fisher, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Blandinsville passed away at his home on South Main St., at 7:20 a.m. on Monday June 1, aged 70 years, 11 months and 28 days. The deceased was an old soldier, prominent in G.A.R. circles and perhaps saw more service in the army than any other resident of Blandinsville. He entered the service on Aug. 10, 1861 and was mustered out March 15, 1866. He was a member of Co. D. 28 Ill. Volunteers. The funeral services were held in the M. E. church at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. The internment was in South Side cemetery.
A fuller obituary will be in next week.

Blandinsville Star-Gazette, June 11, 1914
Thomas H. Fisher
Another veteran has answered the summons and passed to his reward. Thomas H. Fisher was born June 3, 1843 in Blandinsville township and died at his home in Blandinsville, Ill. June 1, 1914 at 7:20 a.m., aged 70 years, 11 months and 28 days.
His entire life was spent in and near the place of his birth, as a farm hand until Aug. 10, 1861, when he enlisted at LaHarpe, Ill. in Co. D 28th Ill. Infantry, in the U. S. services. He served during the entire war, being in twelve battles besides many skirmishes and many were the hardships the soldiers endured. He was mustered out at Brownsville, Texas March 15, 1866.
January 21, 1869 he was united in marriage to Mary A. Farris. To this union three children were born, one daughter and two sons. The daughter and one son preceded their father in death.
After moving to Blandinsville 24 years ago his occupation was that of tile ditching until disabled by sickness. He was raised by christian parents of the U. B. Sabbath School and church, but later in life some 27 years ago, he was converted in the Rock Creek M.E. church and became a member of that congregation but later transferred his membership to the M. E. church in Blandinsville of which he remained a member till his death.
During the last two months of his sickness he was a great sufferer, but very patient and saying he was prepared and ready, only waiting for the call of his master.
He leaves besides his wife and one son, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild, two brothers Matthias of LaPlata, Mo., and Abel of Blandinsville, and one half-sister, Mrs. Sarah Pollock of East Brook, Penn., and many other relatives and friends.
Of his life you all know, may we emulate his virtues, overlooking his faults, for we all make mistakes in our journey through life.
 
 

 
Kenneth D. Foster
 
Epworth, Iowa
Services for Kenneth D. Foster, 51, of Epworth, formerly of Moline, will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Kennis Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd., Dubuque, IA. Burial will be in Highview Cemetery, Epworth. Visitation will be 3-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until service time Tuesday.
He died Friday from injuries sustained in a traffic accident near Platteville, WI. Mr. Foster worked as a general supervisor at John Deere Dubuque Works since moving to Epworth in 1972.
Previously he was employed at John Deere Plow and Planter, Moline. He married Norma E. Wheeler in 1958 in Macomb, IL. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association or American Diabetes Association.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Gaye Ann (Mrs. Paul) Gotto, Waukesha, WI; a son Kenneth A., Dubuque; three granddaughters, his mother, Rosa Lee Foster, Macomb; brothers, LeRoy Foster, Albion, Il and Larry and Donald Foster, both of Bushnell, IL and a foster brother, Donald Durga, Ipava, IL.
 
 
Anna Swanson Fentem

died: August 23, 1967
Mrs. Anna Fentem, Services Friday
Services were held Friday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester for Mrs. Anna Fentem who died August 23rd at the District Hospital in Macomb. Rev. Ray Nowlin officiating and burial was in Mt. Auburn cemetery.

Mrs. Fentem was born in Colchester October 4, 1876 and lived her entire life there. She was the daughter of Andrew and Mary Sands Swanson. She married George Fentem in 1899, he is deceased and she is survived by five children, Mrs. Audrey Webster, Cecil Fentem and Damon Fentem of Colchester, Mrs. Goldie Gibbs of North Hollywood and Marlin Fentem of Palos Heights, also by two brothers, Albert Swanson of Colchester and Cliff Swanson of East Peoria. Three brothers, Clyde, Oscar and Elmer and a sister, Mrs. Flora Carmack are deceased.
 

Leota F. Phelps Fitzjarrald


Eagle Publications, October 5, 2004
Leota F. Fitzjarrald, 83, Colchester, died at 11:05 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
She was born May 11, 1921 in St. Mary's, Hancock County, the daughter of Vernon E. Phelps and Hattie (Florence) Powell. She married Homer W. Fitzjarrald, Oct. 22, 1943 in Tacoma, Washington. He survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Ray, Jr., Keith, and Russell Phelps; and two sisters, Esther Tones and Alice Phelps.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by four daughters, Marilyn (Robert) Whitford, Colchester, Judy Day, Colchester, Barbara (Steve) Steinhour, Carthage, Brenda (Chris) Hance, Macomb; 10 grandchildren (8 grandchildren and 2 stepgrandchildren): Brad and Brookelee Whitford, Tennessee, Sherry Whitford, Colchester, Russ and Rita Schoonover, Bearsden, Scotland, Rodney and Marie Schoonover, Colchester, Randy and Marlene Hoke Schoonover, Industry, John and Debbie Peterson, Tacoma, Wash., Peggy Peterson, Carthage, Andrea Hance, Tempe Ariz., Preston Steinhour, Hamilton, Chance Steinhour, Carthage; six great-grandchildren, Mindy Akers, Sophie and McKenzie, Whitford, Darren, Daniel, Dannielle, Chris, Ryan, Caitlyn, Kelsie, and Kylie Schoonover, Paige Wilson, Jade Rae Peterson, Amanda and Nathan Peterson, Zoie Stienhour.; two sisters, Irene Lantz, Colchester, Delores (Neil) Hodges, Colchester.
She was a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening, flowers and her family. She was a member of the Fandon Christian Church. Funeral services were held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2004.
Jones' Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.


 



Jesta Mae Springer Fowler


Eagle Publications, June 21, 2001
Jesta Mae Fowler, 94, a resident of the Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at the nursing center.
She was born May 4, 1907, in McDonough County, the daughter of Charles and Bell Roudebush Springer. She married Henry Clay Fowler in August 1928 in Macomb. He preceded her in death on May 2, 1959.
She is survived by one daughter, Carol Novy, Elkart, Ind.; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and her sister-in-law, Helen Springer, Colona. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Bradford Lee Fowler; her twin brother, Justus Springer; two sisters; and two other brothers.
Jesta graduated from Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb in 1926, and taught in Brooklyn Township for many years. She last taught in Huntsville. She lived her early life in Schuyler County and later in McDonough County. She moved to the Everly House in Macomb and then moved to Prairie City Nursing Center in 1997.
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at the Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth, with the Rev. Lon Springer officiating.
 


Peoria Journal Star, June 19, 2001, Page: B05
Macomb - Jesta Mae Fowler, 94, formerly of Macomb, died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2001, at Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City, where she was a resident. Born May 4, 1907, in McDonough County to Charles and Bell Roudebush Springer, she married Henry Clay Fowler in August 1928 in Macomb. He died May 2, 1959. She also was preceded in death by one son, Bradford; three brothers; and two sisters. Surviving are one daughter, Carol Novy of Elkhart, Ind.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. A 1926 graduate of Western Illinois Teachers College in Macomb, she taught in Brooklyn Township for many years. She last taught in Huntsville. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rosemont Cemetery in Plymouth. Lon Springer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

 



F. Pauline Pollock Foxall


Eagle Publications, May 24, 2001
F. Pauline Foxall, 82, of Macomb, died at 10:08 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born in Doddsville on May 4, 1919, to William and Nell Lowderman Pollock. She married Ray O. Foxall on Nov. 27, 1946, in Macomb. He died on Feb. 6, 1970.
She is survived by: one son, Ron Foxall, Macomb; five daughters; Linda (Fred) Smith, Bushnell, Judy (Roy) Johlfs, Macomb, Rita (Glen) Vos, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Nancy Rittenhouse, Macomb, and Diana (Vincent) White, Macomb; two stepsisters, Eleanor Shirrell and Olive Coker, both of Macomb; 16 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Herbert and Karl Pollock.
She had lived in Macomb most of her life where she was a member of the Assembly of God Church for more than 50 years. She was a homemaker and cleaned offices and homes. She worked as an activities supervisor for the McDonough County Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 22, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Revs. Gordon Jones and Chuck Peterson officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

Grace M. Robinson Foster


Eagle Publications, September 9, 1999
Grace M. Foster, 84, of 100 W. Jefferson St., Macomb, died at 4:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital.
She was born on Aug. 27, 1915, in Schuyler County to Otho and Elva (Mason) Robinson. She married Norris Foster on March 14, 1936. Survivors include brother Olaf Robinson of Sacramento, Calif.; daughters Mrs. Richard (Karol Jean) Prentice of Fisher, Marsha Kay Barton of Batavia, N.Y., and Mrs. Lon (Janice) Springer of Good Hope; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, four sisters, and a great-grandson.
Mrs. Foster worked at McGraw Edison in Macomb for 25 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Macomb where she served as Sunday school superintendent and deaconess. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.
Services were Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Revs. Lon Springer and Randell Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Scott Cemetery.

 

Virgil A. France


Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Virgil A. France, 87, Industry, died at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 20, 1913, in Vermont to Earnest and Chloe Stone France. He married Geraldine Hughes on Aug, 9, 1933, in Canton. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Bob (Gladys) of Industry, Phillip (Judy) of Orlando, Fla., and Marlin (Elaine) of Macomb; two daughters, Sue (Ron) Hay, of Knoxville, Tenn., and Linda (Allen) Robinson of Palmyra, Mo.; one brother, Merle, of Tennessee; five sisters, Jean Heavenridge, Henrico, N.C., Dorothy Knight, Quincy, Wilma Bassett, Macomb, Phyllis Martin, Vermont, and Ilene Rogers, Canton; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, one brother, Charles, and one sister, Vera Markley.
Virgil lived in the Vermont and Industry areas all of his life. He farmed for many years. After retirement, he worked in the maintenance department at the Everly House and drove a school bus for the Macomb School District. He was a member and served as deacon of Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb and served on the school board of the Calvary Christian Academy, in which he held great interest. He so much enjoyed his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 14, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Randall Whitmire officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery.

 


Anna Marie Gay Finch
 

Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 18, 2000, page 15, column 5
Anna Marie Finch, 93, of Macomb, formerly of the Industry and Littleton areas died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2000, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
She was born May 28, 1907, in Schuyler County to Archie and Rosa Heaton Gay. She married Francis Finch on April 2, 1947, in Quincy. He died May 13, 1960.
She also was preceded in death by her parents, one infant son, one infant brother, and one sister, Nellie Archer. She is survived by one niece, Mrs. Martha Jones of Springfield, Mo.; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great nieces and nephews.
She was a graduate of Industry High School and lived in the Littleton area most of her life until 1977 when she moved to Industry and then to Macomb in the mid 1990s. She was a devoted member of the Littleton United Methodist Church. She worked at McDonough District Hospital in the laundry department and at the Schuyler County schools in the cafeteria. She was an avid quilter.
Graveside services will he held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2000, at the Industry Cemetery with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Friends may call at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb until time of services. There will be no family visitation.

 




Celeste A. Dry Forman
 

Rushville Times, October 11, 2000, page 15, column 3
Celeste A. Forman, 98, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, died Thursday, Oct. 5, 2000, at the Macomb Senior Living Center.
She was born Sept. 23, 1902, in Hancock County, the daughter of Clarence and Emma Robinson Dry. She married Harry Clifford Forman on Sept. 25, 1923. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1983.
She is survived by two sons, Clarence (Darlene) Forman of Buffalo, Mo., and Junior (Merle) Forman of Rushville; 13 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Vernon, one grandson, Don, and two sisters, Mary Cooper and Maxine Hay.
She had lived most of her life in the rural Rushville area. She enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers.
Graveside services were held Saturday, Oct. 7, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.


Benjamin Fowler


Macomb Journal, December 16, 1886, page 4
On the evening of the 11th of December, 1886, Benjamin Fowler, in the 80th year of his age. The deceased was for years a resident of this place, and was highly esteemed. The funeral services, which were in the charge of the Odd Fellows, were conducted from the Christian Church, Elder Ross officiating. A vast concourse of people attended the remains to their final resting place in the village cemetery. The doubly stricken widow, who has been a helpless paralytic for a number of years, finds her grief in being prevented from immediately following him.

 

Harry U. Frakes
 

Peoria Journal Star, December 3, 1993, Page: C10
Harry Frakes
MACOMB - Harry U. Frakes, 91, of 709 E. Calhoun St. died at 10:33 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born March 10, 1902, in Schuyler County to John and Pheoba Stoneking Frakes, he married Elizabeth Stoneking on June 4, 1925. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Bill and Bob, both of Macomb, and Jack of Fort Worth, Texas; one sister, Fern Hoing of Macomb; and five grandchildren. One infant daughter, Ada Belle Frakes, and several brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
He was a farmer. He owned and operated a refuse service and trucking business in Macomb.
He attended Victory Baptist Church in Macomb.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. Donald Oftedahl will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Stoneking Cemetery in rural Macomb.


 



Elizabeth Stoneking Frakes


Peoria Journal Star, July 13, 1998
Elizabeth Frakes
INDUSTRY - Elizabeth Frakes, 88, of 206 N. Sullivan St. died at 3 p.m. Friday, July 10, 1998, at her residence.
Born July 24, 1909, in McDonough County to Jesse and Ada Wingo Stoneking, she married Harry U. Frakes on June 24, 1925. He died Dec. 2, 1993. One infant daughter, Ada Belle Frakes, and 11 brothers and sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons, Bob and Bill, both of Macomb, and Jack of Fort Worth, Texas; one brother, Bennie Stoneking of East Moline; five grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Gerald Seabaugh will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Stoneking Cemetery in Bethel Township.

 




Bobbie L. Frakes


Peoria Journal Star, July 21, 2005
MACOMB - Bobbie L. Frakes, 77, of 1008 E. Washington St. died at 1:56 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born June 5, 1928, in Bethel Township, McDonough County, to Harry and Elizabeth Stoneking Frakes, he married Alma V. Weaver on March 23, 1951, in Pocahontas, Ark. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Connie (and Gary) Lybarger of Monmouth and Beth (and Harie) Whiting of Macomb; one son, Howard of Macomb; two brothers, Bill of Industry and Jack of Fort Worth, Texas; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one infant sister.
He served in the Army from 1948 to 1950 and in the Army Reserves from 1950 to 1955.
He attended Western Illinois University.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Jon Keck will officiate. Burial will be in Stoneking Cemetery south of Macomb, where military rites will be conducted by Macomb American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts.


Helen J. Kolberer Feld


Eagle Publications, April 1, 2003
Helen J. Feld, 64, Colchester, died at 2:40 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1938, in Jacksonville, the daughter of Albert and Mildred (Beard) Kolberer. She married Ronald Feld Nov. 28, 1963, in Virginia. He survives.
She is also survived by one son, Greg (Jennifer) Feld, Macomb; three daughters, Jill (Kevin) Hufendick, Quincy, Judy (Joey) Haddix, Colchester, and Kim (Fred) Pendleton, Pekin; nine grandchildren, Haleigh, Josh and Bryce Haddix, Courtney, Abbey and Kelly Hufendick, Hannah Feld, and Emily and Katie Pendleton; one brother, Donald (Wilma) Kolberer, Chapin; and one sister, Eileen (Earl) Niestradt, Bushnell.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Marge Dimmitt.
She taught school in Colchester Unit 180 for 30 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Macomb, the Sew & So Club of Colchester and the McDonough County Retired Teachers Association.
Visitation was scheduled from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 20, 2003, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Macomb; a parish wake service was scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003, at the church, with the Rev. Richard Pricco officiating. Friends may also call at the church from 9 a.m. Friday, March 21, 2003, until the time of services. Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association or to St. Paul Catholic Church.
Jones' Mortuary, Colchester, was in charge of arrangements.


W. Herchel Fetch

Macomb - W. Herchel Fetch, 88, of Macomb died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, March 6, 1999, at Macomb Senior Living Center.
Born June 9, 1910, in Camden to Herman and Ethel Cady Fetch, he married F. Darlene Hawkins on Feb. 24, 1934, in Carthage. She survives. Also surviving are one brother, O. A. "Ansel" of Asheville, N.C., and several nieces and nephews.

He was a farmer. He was a member of First Christian Church of Macomb. He also was a member of Macomb Masonic Lodge 17, AF&AM, and was a 50-year member of Macomb Elks Lodge 1009.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. James Stovall will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Peoria Journal Star, March 8, 1999, Page: B4
 

Kenneth Claude Finch


Peoria Journal Star, January 18, 1992, Page: C8
ROSEVILLE - Kenneth C. Finch, 82, of Roseville died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, 1992, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg.
Born March 13, 1909, in Industry to Burley E. and Ada Swift Finch, he married Hallie M. Carrico on Feb. 7, 1934. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Don of Roseville and Gary of Sherrard; two daughters, Mrs. James (Janice) Meredith of Roseville and Diann Finch of Peoria; one sister, Mrs. Evelyn Toland of Industry; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers and one grandchild.
Raised and educated in Industry, he farmed in the Roseville area from 1930 until retiring.
He was a member of the Warren County Sportsman's Club in Roseville and the Lomax Hunting & Fishing Club in Lomax.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville, the Rev. Tom Mack officiating. Calling hours will begin at noon Sunday at the memorial home. Burial will be at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Raritan.

 



Howard Fosdyck


Peoria Journal Star, December 25, 1994, Page: C15
COLCHESTER - Howard Fosdyck, 63, of Colchester, formerly of Bushnell, died at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Macomb to Elmer and Pauline Swanson Fosdyck, he married Charolette Ball. She preceded him in death. He later married Marilyn J. Williamson on Oct. 4, 1958, in Moline. She survives.
Also surviving are six sons, Larry of Cazenovia, Randy of East Peoria, Rodney of Colchester, Darryl of East Still Springs, Texas, Anthony of Bushnell and Joseph of Peoria, Ariz.; one daughter, Cheryl Ann Best of Springfield; three brothers, Richard, Charles, and Mike, all of Colchester; and two sisters, Sandra Bollinger and Carol Knowles, both of Colchester.
He lived and worked in Peoria, Bushnell and Colchester all of his adult life.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Bushnell Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell.

 



Richard Albert Fosdyck


Peoria Journal Star, March 4, 2005, Page: B4
MACOMB - Richard Albert Fosdyck, 64, of 1601 E. Jackson St. died Tuesday, March 1, 2005, in Bartow, Fla.
Born Jan. 17, 1941, in Macomb to Elmer and Pauline Swanson Fosdyck, he married Dorothy Rickard on Aug. 28, 1959, in Macomb. She died May 6, 1998.
He also was preceded in death by one brother.
Surviving are his stepmother, Della Fosdyck of Colchester; Marilyn Nolan, with whom he made his home; one son, Bill (and Cindy) of Spencer, Iowa; one daughter, Vicki Fosdyck of Macomb; two brothers, Chod of Conway, Ark., and Mike of Colchester; three stepbrothers, Jerry Porter, Roger Porter and Laverne Porter; two sisters, Sandy Bollinger and Carol Ann Knowles, both of Colchester; and two grandchildren.
He was an Army veteran, serving from 1962 to 1964.
He worked for General Telephone Co. for 20 years.
He was a member of Gold Hills Golf Club.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Jack Beard will officiate. Friends may call after 9 a.m. Sunday at the mortuary, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.

 

 

 

 

 
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