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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 

 
Jack R. Hall
 

Bushnell - Jack R. Hall, 56, of 892 Dean St. died at 12:05 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 1991, at his residence.
 
Born Aug. 10, 1935, in Bushnell to Ernest and Genevieve Nelson Hall, he married Helen Morss on Dec. 5, 1953, in Bushnell.
 
She survives along with two sons, Jackie of Fort Madison, Iowa, and Bruce of Bushnell; five daughters, Joni Meminger of New Philidelphia, Diana Wilson, Carol Kirby, Robin Ferris, and Marcy Brewer, all of Bushnell; five brothers, James of Forth Worth, Texas, Ernest Jr. of Galesburg, Percy of Monmouth, Roger of Bushnell, and Ronald of Germany; seven sisters, Ethel Worthington of Monmouth, Alma Carter of Florida, Helen Weiss of Bushnell, Jeanette Craig of Roseville, Rosemary Green of Missouri, Sue Chandler of Smithshire and Cindy Ortery of Galesburg; and 19 grandchildren.
 
He worked at Bader & Co. Elevator in Bushnell for 17 years and last worked at Vaughan & Bushnell Manufacturing Co. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, the Rev. Ron Derrig-Green officiating. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. Sunday and visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bushnell Cemetery.
 
Peoria Journal Star
December 6, 1991, Page: A12
 
 
John H. Hall

John H. Hall, 72, Industry, died at 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital. He was born June 6, 1929, near New Cambria, Mo., the son of Herbert R. and Duella Nott Hall. He is survived by his mother, Industry; one sister, Betty (Charles) Clary, Macomb; one niece, Linda Clary, Howell, N.J.; and two nephews, Jim (Sheila) Clary, Chicago, and Ken (Gaylynn) Clary, Richmond, Va. He was preceded in death by his father. John lived in Evanston from 1956 until 1984, when he moved to Industry. He worked for the Evanston Sanitation Department, retiring in 1984. He was a member of the Industry United Methodist Church, Macomb American Legion and the Military Tract 145 of Good Hope, of which he was the Past Noble Grand.
He was an Army veteran. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 18, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Burial was in Industry Cemetery.

Eagle Publications, February 21, 2002 
 
Alexander Hamilton

Macomb Journal, Thursday, July 15, 1886
Alexander Hamilton died at his home in Bushnell on July 9th aged 62 years. He is survived by his wife and several children. The funeral was Friday. He was the step-father of Mrs. Dr. Bailey of Macomb

 
Elizabeth I. Morris Heaton

Elizabeth I. "Babe" Heaton, 78, of Macomb died 11:15 a.m. Saturday February 18, 2006 at her residence.
She was born August 2, 1927 in McDonough County to Mansel and Anna Shaner Morris, she married Franklin "Bud" Heaton Nov. 27, 1948 in Rushville. He died Nov. 29, 1992.

 
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Roger and Russell Morris.
 
Surviving are three sons, Joe Heaton of Rushville, Roger Heaton of Vermont, and Chris Heaton of Macomb; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; two brothers Robert Morris of Berwick and James Morris of Sciota; two sisters Peggy Morris and Joan Morris both of Macomb.
 
She was a member of the Vermont American Legion Auxiliary.
 
Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Rev. Tim Gilliland will officiate. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home's obit
(August 2, 1927 - February 18, 2006)
 
 
Helen Kendall Hedgcock

Helen Hedgcock, 96, Coal Valley, formerly of Moline and Plymouth, died Oct. 31, 2004, in Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
 
She was born Feb. 13, 1908, in Plymouth, the daughter of William David and Allie (Cloud) Kendall. She married Bruce L. Hedgcock Oct. 6, 1928, in Bluffs. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 1957.
 
She is survived by two daughters, JoAn Anderson, Coal Valley, and Jean Rash, Sun City, Ariz.; eight grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.
 
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one son, David Hedgcock, and one brother, Roland Kendall.

She graduated from Plymouth High School and attended Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb. She was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline, Wesleyan service Guild, Lend-a-Hand Circle of Kings Daughters, and United Methodist Women.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2004, at Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorials may be made to Riverside United Methodist Church, Moline.

 
Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center was assisting the family.
Eagle Publications, November 4, 2004
 
C. Scott Hester


Rushville - C. Scott Hester, 56, of 116 E. Washington St. died at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, 1992, at St. Mary's Hospital in Quincy.

Born Aug. 24, 1936, in Schuyler County to Maurice and Gladys B. Grafton Hester, he married Jane Dean Wells on June 1, 1984, in Rushville. She died Feb. 28, 1990. He later married Sally Thompson on Dec. 31, 1991. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Steven Scott of Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.; one daughter, Debbie Hester of Rushville; one stepson, Dale Hurst of Colchester; one brother, Bruce of Huntsville; three sisters, Mary Beth Greene of La Prairie, Joyce Reeder of Rushville and Peggy Worthey of Edwardsville; three grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. His parents, one brother, and two stepsons, Bob and Bill Wells, preceded him in death.

A U.S. Army veteran serving from 1953 to 1956, he was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post 4 and Rushville Moose Lodge 506. He operated Hester Concrete Construction for many years and also owned Fargo Inn and Wells Package Store in Rushville.
 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Arnold DeZutter will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville.
 
Peoria Journal Star
November 30, 1992, Page: C6

 
Ricky S. Hickle

Vermont - Ricky S. Hickle, 34, of South Liberty Street died at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
 
Born May 28, 1958, in Macomb to Stanley T. and Marie E. Geiman Hickle, he married Regina D. Lishman on May 14, 1983, in Industry. She survives, along with his parents of Vermont; three sons, Shaun, Matthew and Josiah, and one daughter, Paige Hickle, all at home; three brothers, Victor and Erik, both of Vermont and Stanley of Easton; and three sisters, Dawn Mibbs, Shawna Betz and Scarlet Taylor, all of Vermont.
He was a welder at L&N Industries Inc. in Ray.

 
He was a member of Vermont Christian Church, where services will be at 2 p.m. Friday. The Rev. Clint Palmer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Kost Memorial Home in Vermont. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery.
Peoria Journal Star,
August 26, 1992, Page: D5

Stanley T. Hickle

Stanley T. Hickle, 69, Vermont, died at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
 
 
He was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Vermont, the son of Theodore R. and Lucille (Brown) Hickle. He married Marie Geiman Nov. 7, 1954, in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Stanley (Jan) Hickle, Easton, Victor Hickle, Vermont, and Erik (Karen) Hickle, Vermont; three daughters, Dawn Hickle, Vermont, Shawna (Kevin) Betz, Vermont, and Scarlett Hickle, Industry; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert (Ruby) Hickle, Vermont; and one sister, Mary Ellen (Oniley) Farwell, Astoria.

He worked for Navistar for 25 years, retiring in 1992. He then became a self employed barber in Vermont. He was a member of the United Auto Workers of America, attended the Astoria Church of the Brethren in Astoria and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and all sports. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Services were held Sunday Dec. 29, 2002, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, Janaury 3, 2003

Stanley T. Hickle
 
Stanley T. Hickle, 69, Vermont, died at 10:48 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.

He was born Sept. 12, 1933, in Vermont, the son of Theodore R. and Lucille (Brown) Hickle. He married Marie Geiman Nov. 7, 1954, in Peoria. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Stanley (Jan) Hickle, Easton, Victor Hickle, Vermont, and Erik (Karen) Hickle, Vermont; three daughters, Dawn Hickle, Vermont, Shawna (Kevin) Betz, Vermont, and Scarlett Hickle, Industry; 21 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gilbert (Ruby) Hickle, Vermont; and one sister, Mary Ellen (Oniley) Farwell, Astoria.
 
He worked for Navistar for 25 years, retiring in 1992. He then became a self employed barber in Vermont. He was a member of the United Auto Workers of America, attended the Astoria Church of the Brethren in Astoria and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing and all sports. He served in the Army during the Korean War.
 
Services were held Sunday Dec. 29, 2002, at the Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Pastor Gary Schultz officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, Janaury 3, 2003
 


William A. Hickle

William A. Hickle, 61, Astoria, died Monday, March 21, 2005, at 12:25 a.m.

He was born Feb. 10, 1944, Macomb, the son of William H. and Virginia Mae (Hoyt) Hickle. He married Lynette Shughart Nov. 26, 1965 in Macomb. She survives.

He is also survived by one son, Devin (Laura) Hickle, Astoria; one daughter, Gwen (Rob) Hillyer, Rushville; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

He was in the water conditioning business for over 30 years, working for Culligan in Macomb and Astoria and Cesco Soft Water Service, Ipava. He was a tender for Lewistown Ag, Lewistown, for four years and was a pyrotechnician for J and M displays, Yarmouth, Iowa, for 13 years. He served on the Astoria Village Board and was currently serving as mayor of the Village of Astoria.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a member of the Astoria Fourth of July Committee, Astoria American Legion Post #25 and the Astoria Lions Club. he was a Charter member of the Argyle Lake Antique Gas Engine Association and he served as scoutmaster of the Astoria Boy Scout Troop #105 for 15 years.

Services will be held Thursday, March 24 at 2 p.m. at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, with Gary Sheets officiating.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 23 at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria.

 
Internment will be in Astoria Cemetery with military rites conducted by the Astoria American Legion Post #25.

Memorials may be made to the Astoria Fourth of July Committee.
 
Eagle Publications, March 24, 2005
 
 


William H. Hickle
 
Macomb - William H. Hickle, 83, of 414 N. White St. died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1992, at his residence.

Born Feb. 26, 1908, in Schuyler County to Arthur W. and Sylvia Rakestraw Hickle, he married Virginia May Hoyt on Sept. 12, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo.
 
She survives along with one son, William A. of Astoria; one sister, Vera Ebbert of rural Browning; and two grandchildren. Three brothers preceded him in death. He worked at McGraw-Edison for 33 years, and he was a self-employed carpenter.
 
He was a member of the Southeast Iowa Gas Engine Club and was a charter and organizing member of the Argyle Antique Gas Engine Association. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, Macomb. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery in Vermont.
 
Peoria Journal Star, January 31, 1992, Page: B3
 


Frances Hoyle Hiland

Frances Hiland, 93, Macomb Senior Living Center in Macomb formerly of Augusta passed away at 10 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 in the center.

She was born March 3, 1909 near Table Grove the daughter of John and Susan (Buzzard) Hoyle. She married Emmett Hiland on Oct. 14, 1927 in Carthage. He died July 14, 1970.

She is survived by two sons, Bob Hiland, Colchester and Dwayne "Bub" Hiland, Blandinsville; one sister, Bernice Carson, Macomb; 20 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by four sons, John, Roger, Jack and Gerald Hiland and a grandson in infancy.

She had been employed at the Army ammunition plant in Burlington, Iowa, also Davis Cleaver in Quincy and Dennis Chicken in Augusta, She attended Macomb High School and she was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 in the Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta.
Eagle Publications, December 19, 2002
 

Laverne H. Hillyer

Laverne H. Hillyer, 77, of Mulberry Ark., a former McDonough County resident, died Dec. 17, 1998, in the Crawford Memorial Hospital in Van Buren, Ark.
He was born Jan. 1, 1921, in Colchester to Buzz and Ada Hendrix Hillyer. He married Lois Elizabeth Harwick. She survives.

 
 
He is also survived by two daughters, Becky Kern of Davenport, Iowa, and Angela Angelo of Dallas, Texas; and one son, Gerald Hillyer of Pardeeville, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vada Weaver of Macomb and Irene Creasy of Colchester; and one brother, Hancil Hillyer of Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Richard and an infant grandson.

 
Mr. Hillyer was an Army veteran of World War II and was a member of the 361st Infantry Association and a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a retired parts supervisor for Ametek, Inc., of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Creation rites were accorded by Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery last Saturday with military rites by the Macomb VFW Post 1921.
Eagle Publications, April 8, 1999
 

 
Marjorie E. Yocum Alton Hillyer
 

Marjorie E. Hillyer, 68, Plymouth, died at 10:05 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

She was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Checkrow, the daughter of Harold Lee and Phoebe Bernice (Hammon) Yocum. She first married Kenneth Alton. He preceded her in death. She later married Wayne Hillyer. He also preceded her in death.
 
She is survived by four sons, Kenneth Dwayne Alton, Albert Glenn Alton, and Clarence Lee Jarvoe, Plymouth, and Jerry Lee Brendenstall, Missouri; one daughter Hazel Walton, Plymouth; three brothers, Harold Jr. Yocum, Cuba, Lesslie Lee Yocum, Plymouth, and Charlie Dwayne Yocum, Bushnell; nine sisters, Idola I. Rayl, Blandinsville, Patsy Ann Davis, Gary, Ind., Dorothy Ard, Cabool, Mo., Connie Kindhart, Bernadott, Linda L. Bolton, Augusta, Carol Hiland, Augusta, Dianna K. Howard, Bushnell, Dixie L. Moulton, Macomb, and Cheryle L. Ard, Bowen; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her fiance, Dennis Hunt Dietsh, LaPlata, Mo. In addition to her first two husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Benjamin F. Hillyer; one daughter, Wanda Hillyer; and one sister, Martha Lind. She was a homemaker and attended Eagle Community Christian Church near Industry. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2005, in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn, with the Rev. Terry Long officiating. Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, was in charge of arrangements.

Eagle Publications, October 20, 2005


Hazel I. Hinman

Hazel I. Hinman, 93, of Cambridge, died Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999, in Hammond-Henry Hospital Skilled Care Unit, Geneseo.

She was born Dec. 7, 1905, in McDonough County, the daughter of Frank Nelson and Bessie T. (Wade) Hinman. She was educated in McDonough County and graduated from Bardolph High School in 1922.
She attended Western Illinois State Teachers College, receiving her bachelor's degree in 1941 and her master's degree in 1948.

 
She taught school for several years in McDonough County rural schools and taught in Adair Grade School from 1942 to 1950, when she moved to Cambridge and was assistant county superintendent of schools until 1972.

Miss Hinman worked 50 years in public education.
Memberships include Cambridge United Methodist Church and she was active in Delta Kappa Gamma, receiving a 50-years pin.

 
She enjoyed restoring old dolls and was known as the "Doll Lady" at the Methodist Church Review. She also enjoyed crocheting.

Survivors include sister Mary Hinman of Geneseo; sister-in-law Rose Hinman of Macomb; nieces Maxine Vigna of Ellisville, Margaret Lewis of Colchester, Lois Cox of Emden, Reta Foley of Macomb; nephew Wade Hinman of Macomb; several great-nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister Alberta Burgard, brothers Ross and Ray, and an infant brother and sister.

Services were Wednesday, Sept. 15 in Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Cambridge, with the Rev. Dr. Garry Gromley officiating.

Graveside services were Wednesday afternoon in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, with the Rev. Henry Cox officiating.
Eagle Publications, September 16, 1999
 

C. Larry Hocker
 
C. Larry Hocker, 74, Macomb, died at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.

He was born Dec. 7, 1927, in Colchester, the son of Charles J. and Bessie (Hagan) Hocker. He married Virginia Mesick Oct. 2, 1968, in Macomb. She survives.

He is also survived by one son, David Hocker, Macomb; two daughters, Rhonda Hoyt, Macomb, and Cheryl Wilson, Auburn; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard Hocker, Macomb, and Franklin Hocker, Davenport, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one stepdaughter, Colleen Herrick; one brother, Carl Hocker; and three sisters, Velma Griffith, Ruth Forner and Aileen Hocker.

He served in the Army during the Korean War. He was a lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 1921. He also served as past district commander of the VFW. He was a member of American Legion Post 6.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 12, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Harold Boyd officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by his VFW and American Legion posts.

Eagle Publications, September 18, 2002 
 


Elizabeth Gossage Hodges

Elizabeth Hodges, 86, Macomb, died at 9:55 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2002, at the Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
 
She was born March 25, 1916, in McDonough County, the daughter of Tom and Ruth Ann (Butterfield) Gossage. She married Ralph J. Hodges Aug. 18, 1937, in Indianapolis, Ind. He preceded her in death May 27, 1998.
 
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia (Herman) Watson, Macomb, and Barbara (Bill) Price, Noblesville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Bryan and Scott Graves, Sarah Pfeiffer and Amy Lovitt; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Thomas Gossage, Macomb, and Keith Gossage, Jefferson City, Mo.; and one sister, Bernice Lucas, Pontosuc.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Jack L. Gossage, and one sister, Vivian Platt.
 
She was a cook at Edison Jr. High School for several years. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Macomb.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, May 29, 2002, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, with the Rev. Chris Williams officiating.

Eagle Publications, May 30, 2002 


George H. Holeman
 
George H. Holeman, age 75, of 601 North Jefferson Street, Abingdon, passed away at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 23, 1999 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois.

He was born February 6, 1924 in Bushnell, Illinois, the son of Hilbert Henry and Florence Case Holeman. He married Katherine P. Pratt March 1955 in New York City, New York. He married Lucille A. Franklin Day on July 20, 1970 at Galesburg, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Paula Kay Holeman Edwards, Winston-Salem, North Carolina; one grandson, Austin Edwards; two step sons, Dick Day and Bill Day both of Abingdon; 8 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great grandchildren; 2 step great-great grandchildren.

 
He was preceded in death by his parents and one step great-granddaughter.

He graduated from Avon Public Schools.
He was of the Methodist faith.

He was a career US Navy person serving 23 years active duty, retiring in 1964, and 7 years in the Navy reserve. He also worked for Butler Manufacturing Company in Galesburg for 29 years retiring in 1986.
He was a past member of Masonic Lodge Adelphi #63 in New Haven, Conn. He was a member of Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon; member of Fleet Reserve Association, US Navy; United Steelworkers of America AFL-CIO-CLC and National Rifle Association.

Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Abingdon Cemetery with Rev. Raymond McLaren and Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating. Military rites were conducted by the American Legion Post #381.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon, was in charge of the arrangements.

 
Eagle Publications, July 1, 1999
 


Manda Jane Riechard Hollenback


Macomb - Manda Jane Hollenback, 97, of Macomb died at 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, 1995, at Heartland Health Care Center.

Born Nov. 25, 1897, in Pike County, Mo., to Fred and Bertha Hollenback Riechard, she married Earl Hollenback on Nov. 13, 1915, in Rushville. He died Nov. 3, 1960. One son, Oliver, one daughter, Olive, five brothers, four sisters and two great-granddaughters also preceded her in death.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Harold (Helen) Brown of Macomb; two sons, Lester of Deltona, Fla., and Earl Jr. of Macomb; five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was a licensed practical nurse at the former Phelps Hospital in Macomb for 15 years. She also took care of women in her home after retiring. She was a member of Church of God Abrahamic Faith in Macomb.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Michael Hoffman will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 
Peoria Journal Star,
November 23, 1995, Page: B2 


Margie L. Goddard Hollenback
 
 
Bushnell - Margie L. Hollenback, 68, of Bushnell died at 9:41 p.m. Thursday, July 1, 2004, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born Sept. 22, 1935, in Houston, Mo., to Nathan and Ressie Lyberger Goddard, she married Lewis B. Hollenback on April 18, 1959, in Bushnell. He died Aug. 15, 1997. She also was preceded in death by three brothers.

Surviving are two sons, Randy (and Connie) and Newt (and Christy), both of Bushnell; two daughters, Rhonda (and Scott) Pittman of Colchester and Juanita (and Ron) Williamson of Mount Sterling; one brother, John Goddard of Astoria; and one sister, Nellie Wells of Hanna City. She was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. She attended First Baptist Church in Bushnell. Cremation has been accorded. Graveside burial of ashes will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Table Grove Cemetery. The Rev. Dave Eden will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.
 
Peoria Journal Star, July 4, 2004, Page: B6 


Andrew "Jeffrey" Jeffrey Heaton

Heaton
 
Andrew J. Heaton was born in Oakland township, Schuyler county, January 14th, 1867 and passed away at his home southwest of Vermont, March 4th, 1929, age 62 years, 1month, and 18 days.
He was the son of Henry and Rebecca Patterson Heaton and spent his entire life in the community in which he was born. He was married to Eliza K. Hill Feb. 26, 1891. He is survived by his widow and two sons Clifford of Ipava and Paul T. of Canton. Also four grandchildren.

He leaves five brothers and one sister; William of Rushville, James of Colorado, Ed of Rushville, Cornelius of Industry, Albert of Macomb, and Mrs. Archie Gay of Rushville. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.
 
When Mr. Heaton had a friend he cherished that friend, and there was nothing left undone that he could do for them. Many of his acts of kindness will always be remembered and cherished by them.
He was always of a jovial disposition and always ready to help in time of need.

He was a member of the Modern Woodmen of America, Monitor Camp 581, Vermont, Illinois. He took an active part in their work and enjoyed their fellowship.

He was a kind and loving husband and enjoyed himself most when in the company with his children and grandchildren.

You are gone but not forgotten,
Never shall your memory fade
Sweet thoughts shall ever linger
Around the grave where you are laid

More and more each day we miss you
Friends may think the wound is healed
But they little know the sorrow
That lies within our hearts concealed

The flowers we lay upon your grave
May wither and decay
But the love we bear for
Will never, never fade away.

Interment in Vermont cemetery
Pauline Brock, Lela Herron, Alta Carrick and Janice Price were flower girls.
Songs sung by the Woodmen choir were "Shadows" "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and the "Old Rugged Cross".


Vermont Union, March 6, 1929 

Clyde Heaton 

died: September 10, 1980
Rushville Times, September 11, 1980
Rites for Clyde Heaton To Be Held Friday
Clyde Heaton, 72, of rural Rushville, died Wednesday morning at Culbertson Memorial hospital.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with the Rev. Gary Bass officiating. Burial will be in Chockley Cemetery in McDonough county.

Mr. Heaton was born Oct. 16, 1907, in Industry, the son of Albert and Inez Payne Heaton. He married Lois Kelly, who is deceased. On Feb. 14, 1939, in Monticello, Mo., he married Frederica Phillips, who survives. He is also survived by two daughters: Mrs. Audrey McHenry of Glenmora, La., and Mrs. Rosalie Bainter of Colchester; four sons: Ivan Lee of Danville, Meredith of Framington, N. Mexico, Phillip of Rushville and Richard of Canton. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren and two brothers: Ernest of Industry and Kenneth of East Peoria.

 
Cornelius Remenses Heaton 

Cornelius R. Heaton Died Aug. 30, 1943

Cornelius R. Heaton passed away Monday at his home in Industry, Il. He was born Nov. 1, 1878 in Schuyler County. In 1903, he married Minnie Richey, who survives along with three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Royer, Mrs. Ruth Helen Aten and Mrs. Wilma Peak, all of Industry, Il., two brothers, Ed of Littleton, and Albert of Macomb, Il., and a sister Mrs. Rosa Gay of Littleton, Il. He was the son of Henry and Rebecca Patterson Heaton. He was buried in the Industry Cemetery.
 
Vermont Union newpaper, September 9, 1943 


died: April 19, 1965

Graveside services for Edward Heaton, 63, former Macomb resident who died at Manteno Monday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Pennington Point Cemetery. He was born in 1901, a son of William A. and Dora Heaton. He had three children, Edward Heaton Jr., address unknown, Ralph Heaton of Pekin, Mrs. John Pippins of Effingham, seven grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. Friends may call at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Chapel.

Note: His mother was Dora Edmiston, daughter of Newton Edmiston and Mary Jones.

Eliza Katheryn Hill Heaton 

Mrs. Eliza Katheryn Heaton Died October 18, 1937
Mrs. Eliza Katheryn Heaton, died Monday morning at the home of Miss Mary Haines where she had made her home since spring. Death came to her at the age of 67 years, 9 months and 27 days and was the results of several complications. She had made Vermont, Illinois, her home all of her life with the exception of a few years residence in Canton, Illinois with her son, Paul.
Eliza K. Heaton, a daughter of Isreal and Anna Hill, was born in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, December 21st, 1869, passed away October 18th, 1937, age 67 years, 9 months and 27 days. She was married to Andrew J. Heaton on February 26, 1891, who preceded her in death, March 4th, 1929. Two children were born to the union, Clifford S. of Ipava, Illinois and Paul T. of Canton, Illinois. She is survived by these two sons and four grandchildren, one brother, J. N. Hill of Taylorville, Illinois, and two sisters, Debbie Young of Industry, Illinois, and Cora Holmberg of Los Angeles, Califonia. Most of her life was spent in or near Vermont, Illinois. There are three sisters and one brother deceased.

How blessed it is to be old
Ready to enter the portals
But willing with patience to wait
Knowing that safely garnered
Are all the leaves of years
That ahead are the glad reunions
But behind are the struggles
And tears

Funeral services were conducted from the Christian Church Wednesday at 2:00 p.m., the Rev. Fred Wilson officiating. Pall bearers were Harry Chick, Lester and Wayne Lybarger, D. G. Nelson, Walter Schroder and Geo. Carrick. A chorus and a quartette, Myre Geer and Vieve Francis and W. F. Bader and F. G. Gilson, sang some beautiful numbers including the Old Rugged Cross and Shadows. Interment was in the Vermont, Il. cemetery.
Vermont Union newspaper, October 21, 1937 

Everett M. Heaton
 
died: August 25, 1971

Everett M. Heaton, 79, of 302 W. Pierce, Macomb, a retired farmer, died at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday at District Hospital.

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clugston Funeral Home. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Vistation was after 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family met with friends 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Mr. Heaton was born in McDonough County July 6, 1892 to Sanford and Maria Beghtol Heaton. Married Florence Sowers Nov. 24, 1915.

Surviving are his widow; two sons, Aaron of Macomb and Keith of Smithshire; two daughters, Mrs. Mildred Cicolani of Lodi, Calif., and Mrs. Madeline Olson of Prairie City; 11 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; six brothers Harry and Perry, both of Vermont, Ralph of Smithfield, Lee of Adair, John of Industry and Ross of Macomb; and a sister Mrs. Elizabeth Sowers of Macomb. Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.

Mr. Heaton was a member of the Modern Woodman Lodge in Vermont and Macomb First Christian Church.
unknown paper, September 2, 1971 
 

Florence Belle Sowers Heaton

died: March 8, 1988

Macomb - Florence Belle Heaton, 91, of Macomb died at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville.

Born June 7, 1896, near Ray to Issac and Frances Moore Sowers, she married Everett Heaton Nov. 24, 1915. He died Aug. 25, 1971. One son, Aaron, one daughter, Mildred Cicolani, one great-granddaughter, four sisters and ten brothers also preceded her in death. Surviving are one son, Keith of Roseville; one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Madeline) Olson of Macomb; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

She lived in McDonough County all her married life and was a member of First Christian Church and the Ada White group.

Srevices will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fruday. The Rev. Dick White will officate and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Frederica Phillips Heaton 

Rushville - Frederica Heaton, 80, of Rushville, died at 9:46 p.m. Sunday, November 2, 1997, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, Rushville. She was born June 5, 1917, in Schuyler County to the late George Samuel and Goldie Violet (Skiles) Phillips.

She married Clyde Heaton on Feb. 4, 1939, in Monticello, Mo. and he preceded her in death Sept. 3, 1980.

She is survived by three sons, Meredith of Farmington, N. M., Phillip and Richard Heaton, both of Rushville; a stepdaughter Rosalie Bainter of Colchester; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; three brothers, William J. Phillips of Mount Sterling, George H. Phillips and Verne Phillips, both of Ray; and one sister, Mrs. Woodrow (Genevieve) Russell of Camp Point.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, two grandchidlren; a step son, Ivan Heaton; a step daughter, Audrey McHenry; two brothers, Temple and Bennie Phillips; and a sister, Vivian Lenora Phillips.
 
Mrs. Heaton was a homemaker.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with the Rev. Mike Cooper officiating.
 
 
Burial will follow in the Chockley Cemetery near Industry.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville.
 
 
Macomb paper, November 4, 1997
 


Louella James Isom Heaton
Macomb Daily Journal,
January 13, 1922, page 5, column 2

Mrs. John Heaton died at her home two and one-half miles north of Sciota yesterday after seven weeks illness with paralysis, aged 50 years, 8 months and 28 days. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 at the Sciota Methodist church, Rev. Kneebone of London Mills officiating. Interment in Good Hope cemetery.
Deceased, whose maiden name was Louella James, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. James. She was born near Sciota, May 23, 1871, in which vicinity she spent the greater part of her life. In 1900 she was married to James Isom to which union one child was born. After Mr. Isom's death she was again married in 1905 to John Heaton, who survives her.
 She became a member of the Methodist church thirty-five years ago and remained a faithful member until her death. About seven weeks ago she was stricken with a paralytic stroke from which she never recovered. Although everything possible was done to relieve her she gradually grew weaker and a few days ago gangrene started in her hand which hastened her death. She was a well liked and respected member of her community and besides the many friends who mourn her death she is survived by her husband and the following children, Lawrence Isom of Sciota, Arthur Heaton, deceased, and Ralph and Edna heaton at home. She also ...

Macomb Daily Journal, January 14, 1922, page 4, column 4

 
Louella James, daughter of William E. and Susan (Wright) James was born in Sciota Township, May 23rd, 1871 and passed away at her home Jan. 12, 1922, aged 50 years, 7 months and 20 days. Funeral services at M. E. Church in Sciota at 1:30 p.m. Jan 14, conducted by Rev. Kneebone. Interment in Good Hope cemetery.

When quite young she united with the Liberty M. E. church but in later years attended at Sciota.

She was united in marriage to John D. Heaton Dec 6, 1905. One child, Arthur died in infancy. The following children survive: Ralph James and Edna Mary at home with their father and Lawrence Isom, a son by a former marriage, living north of Sciota.

She also leaves one sister, Mrs. Amanda Mesecher of Emmet township, one brother Clarence James.
They were charged with keeping an both of Sciota twp.
{transcriber's note: this is the way it was printed)

She was a member of the Rebekah and Tri-State lodges at Sciota.

Stricken by paralysis Nov. 22nd., from which she rallied but made no permanent gain, she lingered until Jan 7th when a second stroke caused rapid decline. Conditions failed to respond to loving care and after five days she passed to the "Great Beyond."
Lou, as she was familiarly called, was generous to a fault, tolerant of all, and her creed of life was the Golden Rule. A good neighbor, wife, and mother, with an appreciation of honesty, that was honesty itself. She was fond of "God's great outdoors" and her favorite seasons, the Christmas tide and gardening time.
 
 
Minnie Oplis Richey Heaton

died: November 06, 1972
Mrs. Minnie Heaton of Industry, Il. Dies
Mrs. Minnie O. Heaton, 91, of Industry, Il. died at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guy Aten, in Macomb, Il. She has been in poor health about two years.

 
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Clugston Funeral Home in Industry, Il., the Rev. E. L. Dunavin will conduct the service and burial will be in Industry Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home. Visitation with the family will be from 7 to 9 this evening.
Mrs. Heaton was born Sept. 23, 1881, near Table Grove, Il., the duaghter of Scott and Mary Harris Richey. She resided near Vermont, Il., for a few years following her marriage on July 29, 1903, to Cornelius Heaton. In 1908, she moved to Industry, Il., where she has since resided. Her husband died Aug. 28, 1943.

She was a member of the Industry United Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy (Margaret) Royer of Collinsville, Mrs. Guy (Ruth) Aten, of Macomb, Il., Mrs. Earnest (Wilma) Peak, of Bardolph, Il., 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren; and one sister Mrs. Bertha Orr of Springfield, Il., an infant grandchild, two brothers, Leonard and Orville Richey, and an infant brother John, and three sisters, two living, Mrs. Emma Walker and Mrs. Pearl Young and an infant sister, Mary Ann Richey deceased.
 
Nellie Mae Morrell Heaton 

died: September 18, 1978
unknown paper, September 1978

 
 
Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. Nellie Heaton
Mrs. Nellie M. Heaton, 80, of Vermont, died at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Kost Memorial Home in Vermont with the Rev. Dan Caulkins officiating. Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.

She was born June 12, 1898, in McDonough county, the daughter of Albert and Iva Skiles Morrell. She married Roy R. Heaton in Fort Madison, Iowa May 16, 1916. He died July 17, 1965.
 
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Kenneth (Nedra) Andrews of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Marjorie) Wherley of Table Grove, Mrs. Rodney (Louise) Parr and Mrs. Wanda Brown, both of Vermont; three sons, Franklin Heaton of rural Rushville, Stanley Heaton of rural Industry and James Heaton of Table Grove; 18 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
 
She was preceded in death by one daughter, one grandchild and one sister.

She was a member of the Baptest church and the American Legion Auxiliary Post 26.

Ralph James Heaton
 
Good Hope - Ralph J. Heaton, 83, of Good Hope died at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 1991 at the Snyder-Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
 
He was born March 11, 1908 in Sciota to John and Louella (James) Heaton. He married Rhea May Morris May 13, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. She died June 10, 1969. Survivors include one son, Edward of Macomb; one daughter, Linda Lou McDermeit of Good Hope; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister and one half brother.

He formerly was a farmer and he owned and operated a gas station in Good Hope for 40 years.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home with the Rev. Mary Katherine Pearce officiating. Burial is in the Good Hope Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday. Visitation is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday.
 
 
Macomb, IL paper, May 26, 1991  


 

Rebecca Jane Stroops Heaton 

Mrs. Rebecca Heaton Died Aug. 27, 1967
 
 
Mrs. Rebecca Jane Heaton, 90, of Littleton, IL. died Sunday at Culbertson Hospital, Rushville. She had been a patient at the Snyder Nursing Home in Rushville, Il. for over a year.
She was born June 7, 1877 in Oakland Township, Il., the daughter of Benjamin M. and Sussanna Engle Stroops. She married Edmond Lewis Heaton on October 9, 1900. He died June 14, 1944.

 
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Earl Yapp of Rushville, Il.; two brothers, Michael Stroops of Vermont, Il. and Cletus Stroops of East Moline, Il; one sister, Mrs. Ross Heaton of Macomb, Il. and two granddaughters.
 
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Littleton, Il., and burial was in Bethany Cemetery.
 


Roxie L. Stroops Heaton

died: November 16, 1980
 
 
Roxie L. Heaton Dies At Age Of 90
Macomb - Roxie L. Heaton, 90 of 727 Stadium Drive died at 4:21 a.m. yesterday in McDonough District Hospital.
Born March 3, 1890, in Schuyler County, a daughter of Benjamin and Suzanna Engel Stroops, she married Ross I. Heaton Aug. 10, 1910, in Schuyler County. He died October 7, 1977.

She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and was a past chaplain of the Grandmother's Club. She was a member of War Dad's Auxiliary and a charter member of Navy Mother's Club. She operated a popcorn stand in downtown Macomb for more than 10 years. Surviving are eight sons, Bernard of Moline, Irvin of Kewanee, Vivian of Macomb, Vernon of Quincy, Virgil of Le Claire, Iowa, Ross J. of Des Moines, Iowa, William of Quincy, and Benjamin of Wheaton; four daughters, Mrs. Harold (Maxine) Springer of Alburnett, Iowa, Mrs. Dale (Doris) Tippett of Macomb, Mrs. Ariel Simmons of Rantoul, and Mrs. Alvidore (Betty Nelle) Meachum of Canton. Also surviving are 42 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; on great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Clugston Funeral Home, the Rev. Edward Hoffman officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, with the family present from 7 to 9 p.m.
 


Vivian "Viv" W. Heaton
 
Vivian W. "Viv" Heaton, 81, a resident of the Sprucewood Health Care Center in Macomb, died at 7:15 a.m. Friday, June 28, 1996 at the care center.

He was born Dec. 23, 1914 in Vermont to Ross and Roxie (Stroops) Heaton. He first married Dorothy Yaap on August 22, 1936. She prececed him in death on Jan. 21, 1973. He later married Betty Nelson on March 8, 1975. She survives.
He is also survived by one son, Marshall Heaton of Crossville, Tenn.; four daughters, Norene Kelly of Cody, Wyoming, Carol Treadwell of Arcadia, Fla., Kay Heaton and Margaret Sowers, both of Macomb; 17 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Maxine Springer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Doris Tippet of Macomb, Ariel Dakin of Macomb and Betty Meachum of Canton; seven brothers Bernard of Moline, Irvin of Toulon, Vernon of Quincy, Virgil of LeClaire, Iowa, Ross of Des Moines, Iowa, Bill of Quincy and Ben of Wheaton. He was also preceded in death by his parents and one son, Albert Heaton.

Mr. Heaton had lived most all of his life in the Macomb, Industry and Vermont areas. He had worked as the Manager for the Illinois Theater for many years and later worked as the custodian for the Macomb Journal.
 
Graveside services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Industry Cemetery with the Rev. James Stovall officiating.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday at the Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home in Macomb.
 
Macomb paper, June 30, 1996
 


Kathryn Bennett Hopping


Kathryn Hopping, 73, of 601 E. Osborn Lot, No. 21 in Bushnell, died at 9:55 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, 1999, in her daughter's home in Country Aire Estates, Lot No. 13, at Macomb.
 
 
She was born on March 31, 1926, in Macomb, the daughter of Homer and LaVeta Gray Bennett.
She married Kenneth Hopping on March 31, 1971, in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1991.

She is survived by stepmother Wanda Keift of Galva; sisters Cissy Flood of Springfield and Alice Keift of Massachusetts; brother Warren Keift of Kewanee; daughters Amy (Eric) Davis of Fort Collins, Colo., and Allison (Mark) Allred of Aurora; son Tom (Valerie) Hudson of Kasilof, Alaska; foster daughter with whom she was making her home, Karen Aunko of Macomb; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; Nikki Harn of Ohio, who resided with Kathryn as a child; many nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by stepfather Walter Keift; mother LaVeta Bunten and husband Kenneth.

Mrs. Hopping had lived all of her life in the Macomb, Good Hope and Bushnell areas where she had worked as an antique dealer and housewife.
 
Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements with the Revs. Ron Green and John Huston officiating. Cremation rites were accorded and graveside committal of ashes was in Ipava Cemetery.
Eagle Publications, August 5, 1999
 

 
Fred L. Horton
  
Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 1992, Page: D8
 
 
Macomb - Fred L. Horton, 74, of 512 S. Lafayette died at 4:07 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital.

Born Sept. 7, 1917, in Schuyler County to Ernest L. and Elfie Gill Horton, he married Dorothy Butcher on June 8, 1940, in Keokuk, Iowa. She survives, along with two daughters, Sharon Horton Wanamaker of Macomb and Joyce Horton Salisbury of Plainfield; two sons, Ernest Fred of Urbana and Randall Gene of Rantoul; three brothers, Harold and Meredith, both of Macomb, and Claire of Avon; two sisters, Helen Wigle of South Lyon, Mich., and Margaret Sims of Macomb; and five grandchildren. One infant son preceded him in death.

A World War II Army veteran, he worked at Martin Beverage Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Macomb for 44 years, retiring in 1981. Since 1948, he was a life member of American Legion Post 6, where he served as commander from 1951 to 1952 and was treasurer for more than 30 years. He also was a member of Voiture 913, 40 et 8 Club; Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1921; Macomb Elks Lodge 1009 and Midwest Tool Association.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Mary Babcock will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post 6.

 
Dean S. Huff 

Eagle Publications, May 9, 2002
 
 
Dean S. Huff, 73, Wever, Iowa, formerly of the Macomb and Blandinsville areas, died at 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at his residence. He was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Blandinsville, the son of Lloyd Owen and Doris Bunch Huff.
 
He first married Marilyn Cuba in 1947. He later married Juanita Troutman Chenoweth in 1977. He is survived by his wife, Nita, of Wever, Iowa; his mother, of LaHarpe; two daughters, Lin (Jay) Huff-Corzine, Oviedo, Fla., and Donna (Scott) Clauson, Macomb; one son, Charles (Lora) Huff, Bloomington; two stepdaughters, Terra (Randy) Litchfield, Macomb, and Lori (Greg) John, rural Industry; one brother, Don (Barbara) Huff, Dayton, Ohio; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and four stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father. He lived in McDonough County most of his life before moving to Wever in 1996. He enjoyed gardening, playing cards and traveling to Florida, where he wintered for many years in Bonnita Springs and Plant City. He especially enjoyed his family and friends.
He worked for Production Credit Association in Macomb for 22 years, serving as president before retiring in 1982.
Funeral services were held Thursday, May 2, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville, with the Rev. Maurice Moore and the Rev. Dean Reeverts officiating. Burial was in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
 

 
Kenneth Huffman 

Dodsworth Funeral Home Obit
(May 28, 1929 - April 7, 2006)

Kenneth Huffman, 76, of Macomb, formerly of Camden, died Friday April 7, 2006 at Bickford Cottage in Macomb.
He was born May 28, 1929 to Dwight and Maudie Carmichael Huffman, he married Esther Lung on September 23, 1948, she preceded him in death November 6, 1998.
He was also preceded in death by one brother Dean Huffman.

He is survived by three daughters, Vickie (Jerry) Bratcher of Macomb, Lois (Charles) Wise of South Augusta, South Carolina and Joyce (Bayne) Sims of Macomb; one son James (Sherry) Huffman of Macomb; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren survive. He was a Farmer and Camden Township Trustee for 29 years; he was a Lifetime member of the NRA and an avid hunter and fisherman. Services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, where visitation will be Monday from 6-8 PM. Rev. Chris Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Gray Cemetery in Camden, IL. Memorial
 


Karen Sue Workman Hymes

 

Karen Sue Hymes, 50, Beardstown, died Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2003, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Rushville due to a motorcycle accident.
She was born on April 16, 1952, in Beardstown, the daughter of Daretta L. Taylor Bingham and the late Herschel J. Workman.

She was preceded in death her father and maternal grandparents, Garrett and Alice Taylor and paternal grandparents, Dewey and Evie Workman.
She is survived by her mother and step-father, Jack Bingham, Beardstown; one son, Rob Hymes, Beardstown, 2 sisters, Kathy (Bob) Collison, Macomb and Kay (Dave) Utter, Beardstown; her companion, John Andris, Beardstown; 3 stepbrothers, Dennis (Chris) Coil, Downer's Grover, Don (Tammy) Coil, Omaha, Neb., and John Bingham, Naperville; 3 nieces, Missy and Kaylee Utter, Beardstown and Carly Collison, Macomb; several aunts and uncles.

A graduate of Beardstown High School in 1970 and she was a member of the Beardstown Fall Fun Festival Committee, Chaplain of IL River of A.B.A.T.E., Schuyler/McDonough County Storm Chasers, Schuyler County Emergency Diaster Agency, and 4th Street First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown. Karen enjoyed riding motorcycles, fitness, bicycling, dancing, target shooting, swimming, and cooking, especially her homemade noodles.

Hymes handled various fitness programs and had worked as a receptionist for Beardstown Park District, Washington School and McDonough County Clerks office.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2003, from 5 - 7:30 p.m. at Goodwin Funeral Home of Beardstown. A memorial service for the cremated remains will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March, 27,2003, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church of Beardstown.

She will rest in peace next to her father at the Beardstown City Cemetery with Goodwin Funeral Home of Beardstown in charge of the arrangements.
 
Eagle Publications, April 1, 2003
 

 
Ola Gertrude Coakley Harry

Mrs. Gertrude Harry, 91, Macomb Dies
Mrs. (Ola) Gertrude Harry, 91, of 619 N. Pearl St., Macomb, died Friday (June 6, 1975) at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Chapel in Macomb. The Rev. Richard Prochnow will officiate. Burial will be in Stoneking Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel anytime until the time of services.
 
Mrs. Harry was born October 29, 1883, in Fulton county, the daughter of George and Harriet Henderson Coakley. She moved to Macomb in 1933. She married Brice Harry on April 11, 1911. He is deceased. She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Irvin (Ruth) McGaughey of Macomb, Mrs. Charles (Freda) Barrett of Colchester and Mrs. Earl (Buna) Elam of Peoria; 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Keith; one daughter, Reva Belle Harry; three brothers, John, Hiram and Ward; and one sister, Miss Maggie Coakley.

 
Priscilla W. Hays Hayes
 
Hayes - Died, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary B. Fisher, wife of C. B. Fisher, of West Des Moines township, of pneumonia, at 8:45 o'clock p.m. Tuesday Feb. 15, 1898 Mrs. Priscilla W. Hayes, age 83 years, 11 months and 4 days. Funeral from Coal Creek Church. Thursday at 1 p.m. Burial Coal Creek Cemetery Jefferson Township. Mrs. Priscalla W. (Hays) Hayes was the daughter of Widow Celia Tomberlin who with her three children James B., Fountain C. and daughter Priscalla was one of the first settlers in Carter Settlement now know as the town of Industry year 1826. On the date of August 14, 1835, McDonough County she (Priscilla) was married to Nathaniel Hayes. This couple with children Mary B, James, Isaac Henry, Williams D., Elizabeth, John and Martha moved to Monroe County Iowa year 1856.

Oskaloosa Herald, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1898, pg. 2
 


 
Mary Ellen Hindman Howell

Mrs. Mary Ellen Howell, a former resident of Rushville died in Macomb on Christmas Day; aged 76 years, 2 months and 3 days. She was a daughter of David Hindman and was born in this city, the family removing to McDonough County in 1858.

Rushville Times, January 1, 1914
 


Lucille Worthington Hagemeister
  
Lucille Hagemeister Harvard, Neb.
Who: Lucille Hagemeister, 64, of Harvard, Neb.
Died: Harvard Rest Home.
Funeral: Monday, Harvard.
Born: July 14, 1921, McDonough County, Illinois.
Parents: John and Mabel Cross Worthington.
Married: Donald H. Hagemeister, Nov. 15, 1939 in McDonough Co.; he survives.
Survived by: daugher, Tina Sue Reese of Colorado; four brothers, John J. Worthington of Spokane, Wash., Keith and Frank Worthington, both of Roseville, and Lyle Worthington of Little York; Mrs. Wilber (Bernice) Sutton of Elk Grove, Calif., Mrs. Lodema Faucett of Bartonville, Mrs. Marvin (Joyce) Brewer of Abingdon, Mrs. Marion (Shirley) Simmons of Roseville, Mrs. Lewis (Bernadine) Bankes of Macomb, and Linda Luper of Springfield.
Preceded in death by: parents, one sister, Fern Woodworth, brother, Kenneth Worthington.
History: Mrs. Hagemeister lived in McDonough County the first 18 years of her life before moving to Nebraska.
 
Macomb Daily Journal, Friday, May 9, 1986
 
 

 
Ethel Agnes Hainline 

Hainline - Ethel Agnes, the oldest child and only daughter of Quincy and Sarah Hainline, of Hire township, McDonough county, Illinois, died at their home Monday, December 11th, 1893, at 6 o'clock a.m.
Ethel was born on the 26th day of February, 1875, and was 18 years, 6 months and 15 days when she died. She lived all her life in the house where she died. In her fifteenth year she professed religion and joined the United Brethren church. She was a girl of extra energy in the line of getting an education, and before she was old enough to teach, had been examined for and received a teacher's certificate, standing a grade that would have been creditable for one much her senior.She taught two terms and engaged for another, her school to begin on the very day she died. She attended the teacher's term of Macomb Normal College which closed about the middle of August, and a week later went with her parents and brother a week to the World's Fair, returning on Monday "feeling so tired" as she told them, just two weeks before she died. She at once took her bed on getting home and never arose from it. That tired feeling was only the percurser of that terrible disease, typhoid fever, that was soon running with fatal riot through the poor girls veins, each day with less strength and vitality to combat its ravages. And Monday morning as the sunrise set all the eastern horizon aglow, the spirit went out to that home of the soul in the skies, and vanquished body entered in to the peaceful rest of death.
Funeral services were held at Willow Grove church near where she died, and of which in life she was the organist. Rev. Weigle, pastor, preaching the funeral discourse. Children who had expected to be her pupils on that day, instead come by the coffin with timid step and gazed on the dead form of their young "school Miss." The flag at the school house near by hung at half-staff. Six young ladies, her companions in life, bore the coffin to the hearse and the long procession took its slow way to the Blandinsville cemetery where the body was laid to its final earthly sleep; the day being not only the burial day of their daughter, but the wedding anniversary of the parents as well. It was a sad wedding anniversary.
 
Macomb Journal, 1893
 
 


Sarah Ellen Biggs Hainline

Macomb Journal, 1894
Mrs. J. Q. Hainline
Last week the JOURNAL gave a paragraphic notice of the death of Mrs. Quincey Hainline, who departed this life at their residence in Hire township, Wednesday, February 14th, 1894, and who was buried Thursday at the cemetery in Blandinsville.
Sarah Ellen Biggs was born in Crawford county, this state, September 14th, 1847. At the age of five years she moved with her parents and settled in Henderson county where she lived until the death of her father, which occurred in the year of 1861. The death of the father caused the separation of the family, and deceased, then fourteen years old, was thrown upon her own resources. She went to Elmwood, Peoria county, where she attended school, working for her board and clothing the meanwhile. She secured a good English education and when but 17 years began teaching school. She taught in Peoria, Fulton and McDonough counties until 1869 and was recognized as one of the foremost educators in these counties. September 12, 1869, she was united in marriage with Quincey Hainline. They were the parents of three children; one died at the age of six months. A daughter, Ethel, age 17 years, died five months ago and a son, Hubert, with the father survives. At the age of 16 years deceased professed religion. She joined the Congregational church at Elmwood, and in 1896 having married and moved to her late residence, she joined the "Willow Grove" United Brethren congregation. Her affliction was brights disease, and for weeks before her death she knew she must die. But the same Christian faith with which she walked through life, supported her down to the valley of the shadows of death and she faced the King of terrors with a smile. True, faithful and obedient to her Lord and Master all the days of her earthly existence, she passed to the beyond, as a tired child goes home.
 

 
Eliza Jane Wetsel Hunnicutt

Mrs Eliza J Hunnicutt ..... died Dec 5 1907 at her home 2 1/2 miles southeast of New Philadelphia ... funeral services held at Point Pleasant church Saturday Dec. 7 and the remains were laid to rest at Point Pleasant cemetery.

Eliza Jane Wetsel was born near Table Grove Jan. 7 1852, she was married to James Hunnicutt Oct 20 1870. To them was born 9 children, two boys and seven girls. Mrs Hunnicutt was converted and joined the United Brthren Church at Point Pleasant schoolhouse in the winter of 1867, before the Point Pleasant Churchhouse was built. She was a consistent and faithful member of the church, and gave her husband the assurance just before she passed away that she was ready to go.

Besides her husband she leaves eight children, namely: Sarah F Thomas, Edward Hunicutt, Lucretia Hunderboff, Mary E Spangler, Elsa B Hamm, Eliza J Hunnicutt, and Danna J Hunnicutt. One daughter Martha died in 1891. Six brothers, John N., and Christopher George, William, Daniel and Granville Wetsel and two sisters Mrs. Mary Bryan and Mrs. Sarah Sinnett survive her.
A brother Abel Wetsel died a year ago last August. His death was the first in a family of 10 children.

 
The parents of the deceased came to Illinois from Virginia in 1845. Seven of their children were born in Illinois and three in Virginia. With the exception of one son, William Wetsel, the children have all lived in adjoining communities.
 

 
Mary Strickland Hare

Rites Held Wednesday for Mrs. Mary Hare, Macomb
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Hare, 73 of rural Macomb were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul's church. The Rev. Joseph Kelly officiated and burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Hare died Saturday morning at her home.

 
She was born Jan. 9, 1891 in Macomb, the daughter of William and Sarah Ann Corner Strickland. She spent her entire life in and around Macomb. On August 6, 1914 she was married to J. A. Hare. He died in 1958. She was a member of the Catholic church.

Surviving are nine children, Mrs. Charles Icenogle of Macomb, Mrs. Ed Lewis of Beardstown, John Hare of Fargo, N. D., Jack Hare of Madison, Wis., Mrs. Bill Rexroat of Colchester, Mrs. Martha Yerkes of Tucson, Ariz., Jim Hare of Abingdon, Lee Hare of Madison, and Mrs. Dennis Peitzmeier of Macomb; a brother, William Strickland of Quincy; and three sisters, Mrs. Chester Jennings of Macomb, Mrs. Annie Street of Rushville, and Mrs. Vera Blodgett of Greeley, Colo. Also surviving are 34 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 
Rushville Times, December 24, 1964
 

 
Rachel I. Green Humes

Rachel I. Humes, 65, of Colchester, died Thesday, Jan. 18, 2000, at her residence. Born Jan. 1, 1935, in Camden to Ivan and Florence Hale Green, she married Zanel E. Humes on Sept. 1, 1951. in Macomb. He died April 16, 1996. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Alice Kay Humes. Surviving are two sons, Greg (wife, Chris) of Tennessee, and Randy (wife, Terri) of Pinallas Park, Fla.; and two daughters, Mrs. Randy (Pam) Wear and Mrs. Randy (Julie) Schoonover, both of Colchester; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Patsy Brawn and Peggy Brake, both of Colchester. She worked at Denney's Grocery for 33 years, retiring in 1995. Services were Friday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Mark Wolford officiated. Burial was in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. Memorials may be made to the Colchester Rescue Squad.
 
Rushville Times, January 26, 2000, page 13, column 2
 
 

Levi Hamilton

Death of Levi Hamilton - From By-Stander of yesterday
Levi Hamilton, a well known early pioneer of this county, died recently in Iowa. Mr. Hamilton came to McDonough county in 1883 (should be 1833), and settled in Walnut Grove. He was for many years known throughout the county as an upright and honest man. He was a leading member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and many are the people in this county who in time past have enjoyed the christian hospitality of the deceased and his wife at their home at the old camping ground in Walnut Grove. At the ripe old age of 80 years he has been called from the labors of this world to rest.
 
Macomb Journal, Thursday, April 20, 1882
 
 


Malinda Creel Hamilton

Mrs. Malinda, wife of Levi Hamilton, died at the residence of their son, Uriah, in Shenandoah, Iowa on the 21st day of January, 1881. Her maiden name was Creel, and she was born in Columbia, Ky. Dec. 9, 1809, and was married with Levi Hamilton, Oct. 25, 1825. On Oct. 1833 they left their native state and settled
in Walnut Grove in this county, where they resided for a great many years. About two years ago, they went with their son, Uriah, to Shenandoah, Iowa. The deceased was an earnest worker in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which she was a member for more than half a century, and there are few people left among those who were here in the early days of the settlement of this county, who will not remember the kind and Christian like hospitality of Mrs. Malinda Hamilton.
 
Macomb Journal, Thursday , February 3, 1881
 


Harrison Hamilton

Died - At the residence of his father at Walnut Grove, McDonough county, Ill., Bro. Harrison Hamilton, on the 29th of January, 1867, in the forty-first year of his age.
 
 
Bro. Hamilton professed religion at the first camp meeting held at Walnut Grove in 1838, under the ministry of Rev. Cyrus Haines. He immediately identified himself with the church, of which he served a consistent and worthy member until death. He served the congregation for nearly eighteen years in the office of deacon. Though a man of business and one upon whom many worldly cares rested, he always had time for his official duties. He did not leave all the work of training the congregation to support the minister and enterprises of the church to the pastor, but did much of the work himself. He believed that each member ought to give for the cause of God regularly - a duty which he sought to impress upon the minds of all. His death was peaceful and triumphant. For several days before his death, he was constantly rejoicing in prospect of heaven. He talked with his unconverted neighbors who called to see him, manifesting a deep concern for their salvation.

In his death the dear sinner has lost a praying friend, the community a worth citizen, the church a faithful officer, his family a loving husband and a kind father. His loss is felt in every place he filled and every relation he sustained in life. Farewell, Bro. Harrison, triumphant servant of the Lord! we will remember your earnest request, and will try to meet you in heaven. J. W. Carter
 


Rachel Ballance HAMILTON

Rachel Ballance was born 14, 1828 in Lincolnshire, England. Died March 25, 1910 at her late resident in McDonough County, Illinois. She had reached the ripe old age of 81 years, 8 months, and 11 days. Her last illness was not of long duration and yet for some time she had been gradually failing. The passing of her spirit, however, at this time was not expected as some hope ................ those who had the joy of her association. ... education in the public school of Macomb. As a mother she was ideal, neighbor none could excel her, as a friend she was loyal and ? She is survived by her two sons J. F. and W. L. of near Good Hope and four sisters: Miss Mary Ballance, and Mrs. C. W. Thory of Stuart, IA., Mrs. Elizabeth Miller of Galesburg and Mrs. Rebecca Brockway of Hazen, Ark. And the grandchildren and great grandchildren mentioned above. The funeral was held from the late resident at 2 p.m. March ? The Rev. L.D. Lasswell officiating.

Interment was made in the Good Hope cemetery, a large concourse of relatives and friends attended her last sad rites.
 


Ellis Hamilton

Died in Arkansas

Ellis Hamilton, who went from his home in Good Hope to Arkansas and thence to Texas for his health in the early winter, and whose brother, J.F. Hamilton, went to his sick bed a few weeks later, word coming that the patient was sinking slowly -- died Thursday last in Arkansas, at Hazen, we believe and the body was brought home Sunday. The last news the Journal had from Mr. J.F. Hamilton they were in Texas, but with the intention of starting north when the patient was able. They had doubtless come as far as Arkansas, where the brother died. Mr. Hamilton was met at Bushnell yesterday by the Odd Fellows lodge of Good Hope, who took charge of the remains of his dead brother. The funeral will be held tomorrow at Good Hope. Deceased was a single man and about thirty years of age.
 
 
Macomb Journal, February 1895
 
 


Albert W. Hamilton

Died - Feb. 5. 1864, Albert W. Hamilton, son of H. and R. Hamilton of Walnut Grove, Ill. aged 13 years.
Albert was an interesting boy, of more than ordinary intellect for one of his age. He was a diligent scholar, took great delight in the Sabbath school of which he was a constant attendant. Among his playmates he was affable and kind, and consequently was greatly endeared to them. In the family he was obedient and quiet. He was truly a good boy: but death claimed him and took him away from the family, the school and the associates of his youth. The following verses were handed me by his mother with the request to attach them to the above obituary:
"Alas! thou art gone - and forever,
From earth and thy labors of love, Thy fond presence we ne'er shall recover,
To point us to mansions above; Thy voice which to us was so charming
And soft as the dove's soothingly, Has ceased with its accents to cheer us
And gladden our sorrowful way.
"Ah! ne'er shall we greet thy returning
Tho' oft we regret thy delay; No sighing or sorrowful yearning
Will shorten thy wearisome stay, Yet thy spirit in realms of bright glory
With the ransomed its harp will resound, Repeating the heavenly story ---
"Tho' once I was lost - now I'm found."
 


William Levi Hamilton

William Levi Hamilton, son of Harrison and Rachel Ballouce {Ballance} Hamilton, passed away at Biloxi, Miss., Monday evening. Dec. 26, 1927 of heart failure.
 
 
He was born in Walnut Grove township, Mar. 1, 1855, being at the time of his death, 72 years, 9 months and 26 days of age. His father died when he was a small lad and he lived with his mother until her death, Mar. 10, 1910. Since then he has made his home with the exception of the coldest winter months he spent at Biloxi, Miss. William Levi was the last surviving member of the Harrison Hamilton family, his parents, brothers and sisters preceding him in death many years ago. He was never married.

He leaves to mourn his death one niece and six nephews, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone, Panama; Andrew W. Hamilton, Jansen, Canada; Arthur A. Hamilton, Santa Monica, Calif.; Ray H. Hamilton, Good Hope, Ill.; Keith and Wilford Montgomery, Jacksonville, Ill., and Frank Montgomery, Somerset, Penn., besides a number of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian church at Good Hope, under the auspices of The I.O.O.F. of Good Hope. Interment in the Good Hope cemetery.
 
 


Joseph Franklin Hamilton

Joseph Franklin Hamilton died yesterday at the home of his son Ray at Good Hope, aged 64 years, 11 months and 29 days. No arrangements have been made as yet for the funeral services, but interment will be made at Good Hope. Death was the result of a long period of confinement with paralysis which he had borne patiently. He was born December 3, 1852 near Good Hope and has always lived in that vicinity. He was married on March 5, 1879 to Anna L. Allison who is deceased. He has been a member of the Presbyterian church since early childhood and in his passing away McDonough county loses a highly respected man and worthy citizen. Since the death of his wife a few years ago he has made his home with Ray Hamilton, a son of Good Hope. He is mourned by three sons, Andrew W., of Jansen, Canada, Arthur A. of Gray, Canada, Ray H. of Good Hope and also one daughter Mrs. Edith B. Kirkpatrick of Washington D.C. One brother, Wm. Levi of Biloxi, Miss., survives.
 
 
Macomb Journal, hand written in Dec. 1, 1918
 
 


Anna L. Allison Hamilton

Mrs. J. F. Hamilton of two and one half miles southeast of Good Hope died suddenly Sunday morning about 11 o'clock while entering the Good Hope Presbyterian church.

She preceded her husband into the entrance, he remaining behind to tie up the horse; As Mr. Hamilton came into the vestibule he saw his wife holding her head and then suddenly she toppled over, falling down the steps to the basement. Though he quickly caught hold, he was unable to prevent her from falling. It developed that she had been overcome by an apoplectic stroke and died within a few minutes. A physician was called but she was beyond human relief. She had not been particularly ill, the stroke coming entirely unexpectedly. Her age was 60 years 10 months 17 days.
Funeral services conducted by Rev. Mr. Goff, were held at the ...... Wednesday afternoon ....... interment in the Good Hope cemetery.

Anna L. daughter of Andrew H. and Lucinda Allison was born south of Macomb where she lived with her parents until ? united in marriage, March 5, 1879 with J. F. Hamilton, since which time her home has been near Good Hope, the homestead being two and one half miles southeast of that village. Mr. Hamilton has been in poor health for a year, and following a sale Feb. 22, they expected to leave the farm and live in town.
The deceased was a woman of marked strength of character and possessed of a kindliness that made her loved by everyone. She joined the Presbyterian church in early life and has since lived true to her procession of faith. In her death the community in which she lived feels a keen loss.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick of Ancon, Canal Zone; three sons Bern of Jansen, Saskatchewan, Can. Arthur of Gray, Saskatchewan, Can. And Ray of Good Hope. There survive also three sisters, Mrs. Abbie L. Bennett, ;of Gooding, Idaho; Mrs. Elizabeth Watson and Miss Flora M. Allison of Macomb; by brothers Eugene Allison, Theodore B. Allison, Thad C. Allison, and Joe H. Allison all of Macomb, and ... grandchildren. Four brothers and one sister are deceased.
 
 
probably Macomb Journal, February 1916
 
 

Mary McLean Hamilton

Death Record
Mrs. Arthur Hamilton died at her late residence, two and one half miles northeast of this city, at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, of uranic poisoning, following premature childbirth. The babe, which weighed but three and one half pounds, is still living. Her age was 20 years.

Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the residence, conducted by Rev. Crawford of Galesburg, formerly of Good Hope. Interment in the cemetery at Good Hope.
 
The death is particularly sad, coming as it did and with the babe left motherless. She was sick only about 12 hours and although receiving the best of medical skill the poison could not be allayed, convulsions resulting.
She was only married last Christmas week, the ceremony being performed at Galesburg by Rev. Crawford, their former pastor. Her maiden name was Mary McLean, and she lived at Reed, a small town in Henderson Co.
She leaves, beside her husband and babe, her parents, one brother, William, of Reed, and three sisters, Mrs. White of Kirkwood, Mrs. Harry Clover of Carmen, and Miss Lulu of Reed.
 
 
probably the Macomb Journal, Thursday August 24, hand written Aug. 22, 1905
 


Bern Hamilton

Former Resident Dies in Saskatchewan
Word has been received by relatives here of the sudden death of Bern Hamilton of Jansen, Sask., Ca. last Friday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at that place.

 
He was the son of Frank and Anna Allison Hamilton and was born in Walnut Grove township in 1879. In 1902 he was married to Mettie C. Ellis, and after living in Macomb township several years they moved to near Jansen, Canada. His last visit to Macomb was in the winter of 1936 37, when he and his wife and two of his daughters spent several months at the home of Mrs. J. F. Ellis.
 
He is survived by his wife and nine children, all but one of whom lives in Canada. One daughter, Mary Catherine, resided in Macomb with her grandmother while attending Western several years ago. One son John, graduated from Oklahoma A. M. college and is now at lieutenant (j.g.) in the U. S. navy.
He is also survived by two brothers, Ray of northeast of Macomb, and Arthur of California, and one sister, Edith Kirkpatrick of New York.
 
From a Macomb paper, March 1944
 


Ray Harrison Hamilton

Ray H. Hamilton, 68, of Good Hope dies

Ray Harrison Hamilton, 68, of Good Hope died suddenly at 9:10 p.m. Saturday at the St. Francis Hospital following an illness of one week. He had been in the hospital two days. His death was attributed to a blood clot in the pulmonary artery.
 
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Clugston Funeral home, the Rev. Cortley Burroughs officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery.
 
Mr. Hamilton was born July 16, 1889 to Anna Allison and Joseph Franklin Hamilton, and had been a lifelong resident of the Good Hope community. He was a retired cattle feeder and had lived in Good Hope since 1946. He married Nina M. Purdum May 10, 1910.
 
 
Mr. Hamilton was a charter member of the farm bureau which he had helped organize in this county. He attended Western Academy and Western Illinois State Normal majoring in manual arts. He was a leader in 4 H club work for 10 years; a member of the board of education in Good Hope for 39 years; a member of the Good Hope Lodge 617 AF AM; Illinois Council No. 1, Knoxville; Royal Arch Masons of Illinois Macomb Morse chapter 19; and the Macomb Commandery 61, Knight Templar, He joined the Good Hope Presbyterian Church during his youth.

Surviving in addition to the widow are two children, William Hamilton of Good Hope and Mrs. Helen Collins of Morrison and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Arthur Hamilton and Welbern Hamilton, and one sister, Mrs. Edith Kirkpatrick are deceased.

Friends may call at the funeral home. The family will meet friends from 7:00 - 9:00 tonight.
 
 
probably Macomb Journal, Sept. 1957
 
 


Nina Purdum Hamilton

Mrs. Nina Hamilton
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Hamilton will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sargents Funeral Home in Macomb with the Rev. Kenneth Mortonson officiating. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery. Friends may call at Sargents after noon today and the family will meet with friends from 7-9 p.m. Thursday.

She was born Oct 29, 1888, in Gladstone, Michigan., the daughter of Samuel Elliott and Alice Knight Purdum. She also lived in Scotland Township, Macomb, and Walnut Grove before moving to Good Hope in 1946. She was one of seven city school pupils who were given scholarships to attend the Western Training School. She was a member of the B.P.W. Club, the Good Hope Womens Club, the Presbyterian Church and was a Charter Member of Home Extension Services.

Mrs. Hamilton was married May 19, 1910, in Macomb, to Ray H. Hamilton. He died Sept. 14, 1957.
She is survived by one son, William E. Hamilton of Good Hope; one daughter, Mrs. Glen (Helen) Collins of Mesa, Ariz.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd; a half brother, Charles Purdum; a sister, Mrs. Marie Kirkpatrick and a grandson.
 
probably Macomb Journal, May 1979,
Hand written on side: Hamilton, Nina 20 Oct. 1888 - 16 May 1979
 

 
Verna Belle Crum Hay


Verna Belle Hay, 91, Macomb, died at 9:50 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born June 2, 1913, in Ray, the daughter of William Thomas and Gertrude Mable (Ashwood) Crum.
 
She married Virgil Hay June 1, 1940, in Macomb. He preceded her in death May 20, 1989.
She is survived by one son, Ron (Sue) Hay, Knoxville, Tenn.; one daughter, Verjene Hay, Springfield; two grandchildren, Michelle (Mike) Dannell, and Kim (David) Denney; and five great-grandchildren, James Matthew Dannell, Megan Emily Dannell, Laura Elizabeth Denney, Alys Katherine Denney, and Henna Camille Denney. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, William Crum; and two sisters, Mabel Markword and Helen Goldsborough.

 
She graduated from WIU with bachelor and master's degrees. She taught school in Schuyler County and Macomb for 42 years, retiring in 1976. She was a member of McDonough County Unit 25 Chapter of Retired School Teachers and the Illinois Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Wesley United Methodist Women and the Acts 29 Prayer Group.
 
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 23, 2005, at Wesley United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Steve Smith. Visitation will be held Sunday, May 22, 2005, from 5-7 p.m. at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Note: Not mentioned is her twin, Virgil Dell Crum, who died at birth; and 2 twin brothers, died at birth.
 
Eagle Publications, May 24, 2005

 



Harry C. Henderson
 
Harry C. Henderson, 96, Macomb, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born March 12, 1905, in Scotland Township, McDonough County, to Charlie and Agnes McMillan Henderson. He married Ethel Cox in Scotland Township on March 20, 1931. She died on April 20, 1990.

Harry is survived by two daughters, Elise (Charles) Henderson and Harriet Oblak, both of rural Macomb; two grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents, four brothers and one sister. He was a lifelong resident of McDonough County, where he worked as a farmer and as a self-employed electrician. He was a long time member of the Camp Creek Presbyterian Church and, most recently, a member of the Macomb Church of Christ. He was also a member of the McDonough County Farm Bureau.

Funeral services were held Monday, June 4, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Collis Trone officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

Eagle Publications, June 7, 2001 
 



Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing

Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing
Pheoba Fern Frakes McCullum Hoing, 89, Macomb, died at 2:10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2001, at the Macomb Senior Living Center. She was born Jan. 5, 1912, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John W. and Pheobe B. Stoneking Frakes. She first married Earnest McCullum; she then married Alvin Hoing. Both are deceased.
She is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Flora Gilbert; three brothers, Warnie Frakes, Wesley Frakes and Harry Frakes; and two half brothers, Ray Frakes and Ellis Scott. She worked at McDonough District Hospital and Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene. Funeral services were Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at the Church of the Nazarene, with the Rev. Larry Abbott officiating. Burial was in Stoneking Cemetery. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 
Eagle Publications, June 21, 2001
 

 
Frank L. Haney

Frank L. Haney, 66, Colchester, died Sunday, Sept. 26, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
Arrangements are pending at Jones' Mortuary, Colchester.

Eagle Publications, September 27, 2005
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Frank L. Haney, 66, Colchester, died at 5:58 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Nov. 30, 1938 in Summum, the son of Lloyd Van Antwerp, and Maxine Beaty, and adopted by Charles E. Haney.

He is survived by his father Charles Haney, Colchester; three sons, Dale (Elaine) Haney, San Marcos, Texas, Dean Haney, Austin, Texas, and Carl (Shawn) Haney, Grand Forks, N.D.; and one daughter, Mary (Robert) Bondurant, Divernon.

He was preceded in death by his mother and Lloyd Antwerp. He worked at NTN Bower in Macomb, Burgard Chevrolet, Ipava, Havana International Imp. Co. and Macomb Studebaker Garage. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005 at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Milton Cruz officiating. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 at Jones Mortuary. Friends may call at the Jones Mortuary, Colchester, after 9 a.m. Wednesday till the time of services. Burial will be at the Vermont Cemetery, Vermont.
 
Eagle Publications, September 29, 2005

Mary M. Dimmick Heaton

Mrs. Samuel Heaton, died at her home near Sciota, at 8 o'clock this morning of bronchial pneumonia, after an illness lasting about two weeks. Her husband is very seriously ill and it is expected that he will pass away at any time. As a result funeral services have not yet been arranged. A more extended obituary will appear later.
 
Macomb Daily Journal, February 14, 1922, page 5, col. 4
 
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Mary M. Dimmick, daughter of John and Elizabeth Dimmick, was born near Wadsworth, O., April 9, 1839, and died at her home near Sciota at 8 o'clock on Monday evening, Feb. 13, 1922, aged 82 years, 10 months and 5 days. About two weeks ago she contracted a cold which developed into bronchial pneumonia. She was too weak to withstand the ravages of the disease because of her advanced age.
 
She resided until the fall of 1864 in Ohio, when she, with her husband and two sons, then small children, came to Illinois and settled on a farm northeast of Sciota where she resided until her death.
On March 23, 1859, she was united in marriage with Samuel A. Heaton, who followed her in death one day later. The following children survive: John D. of Sciota, George J. of Ferris, Ill., Mrs. Mertle E. Rush of Axtel, kan., Frank J., ...... ten granchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also one sister, Mrs. Myra Johnston of Manhattan, Kan., who is the only surviving one of the family.

A good many years ago she united with the Baptist church in Sciota, to which faith she remained a consistent member until her death. She, with her husband, were among the early settlers on McDonough county and endured many hardships of a semi-pioneer life, which added strength to an already strong character. One whose many services to the community have been invaluable.
She was a true, noble citizen, with strong affiliations for home and community. An affectionate wife, a kind and loving mother, who will be greatly missed. In her early days she was always ready to help the sick and needy.

 
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m. conducted by Rev. Jones of Macomb. Interment in the Good Hope cemetery.

Macomb Daily Journal, February 16, 1922, page 5, col. 2

 


Samuel A. Heaton

Samuel A. Heaton died at his home near Sciota at 3 a.m., this morning of pneumonia, 85 years. His wife died at 8 a.m. yesterday of the same disease, aged 82 years. A double funeral will be held at 2 p.m., tomorrow (Thursday) at the home, conducted by Rev. Jones of Macomb. Interment in Good ...
 
Macomb Daily Journal, February 15, 1922, page 5, col. 6
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Samuel A. Heaton, son of David and Mary Heaton was born Nov. 12, 1835, in Buck county, Pa., and passed away at his home in Sciota township, Wednesday morning, Feb. 15, 1922, aged 86 years, 3 months, and 3 days. He had been in failing health for some time and the shock of the death of his wife which occurred a day previous caused his rapid decline.
 
Mr. Heaton moved with his parents to Ohio when about four years of age. On March 23, 1859, he was united in marriage to Mary Dimmick and in the fall of 1864 with his wife and two older sons moved to Illinois and settled on a farm northeast of Sciota, where he resided until his death. He is survived by the following children: John D. of Sciota, George J. of Ferris, Ill., Mrs. Mertle E. Rush of Axtel, Kan. Frank J., Mrs. Clara Barker, and Mrs. Hattie E. Warntz, all of Sciota, together with 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Also one brother, Joseph F. Heaton of Higginsville, Mo., the only one surviving the family.

As one of the pioneers of the country he saw and held clearly in mind all the great changes that took place in the country. He served the township in a political way at numerous times. His was the perennial spirit of youth and no one who had talked with him in the last few weeks could deny that the fires of adolescence still burned brightly within.

Every phase of government, every step in the development of his business at farming was weighted in the balances of his judgement and were unstintingly commended or as unstintingly condemned as they found favor of disfavor. No flowery language was used to give voice to his comments but plain Anglo-Saxon which none could misunderstand. Every worthy community movement received from him financial as well as oral support. His adivice was sought by all members of his family in their affairs. With the essayist he believed that "your goodness must have some edge else it is none." "Take him for all in all, he was a man, I shall not see his like again."
 
Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p.m.
It will be a double funeral of husband and wife, and burial at the same time in Good Hope cemetery. They plighted their marriage vows in their Ohio home in 1859. For over 63 years they shared each others joys and sorrows; hand in hand they walked life's pathway together.
Macomb Daily Journal, February 16, 1922, page 5, col. 2
 

 
Died

At the residence of her father, ten miles south of Albany, Linn county, on the 24th September, of bilious remittent fever, Miss Eliza N., daughter of James P. and Sarah M. Hogue, aged 16 years, 6 months, and 10 days.

 
 The Oregon Argus (Oregon City, OT)
Saturday, October 16, 1858
 
Submitted by Jim Dezotell
 
Raymond D. Hoyle

Raymond Hoyle
MACOMB - Raymond D. Hoyle, age 96, of Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, Ill., passed away at 9:10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at The Elms in Macomb, Ill.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1911, in Fulton County to William Irven and Eliza Jane Hunnicutt Hoyle. He married Leona C. Shepard in Fulton County on Aug. 31, 1931, she preceded him in death on Sept. 22, 1988.

Mr. Hoyle is survived by three daughters, Melba J. (Ernie) Paul of White, Mo., Elna M. (Chester) Paul of Bushnell, Ill., and Twila C. (John) Stell of Joplin, Mo.; and three sons, Larry D. (Ruth) Hoyle, Leland R. (Diane) Hoyle, both of Bushnell, Ill., and Darrell L. Hoyle of Mount Sterling, Ill.; along with 20 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Enis J. Hoyle of Galesburg, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews. Raymond was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Dale L.; four brothers, Russell, Delbert, Eugene and V. Irven; along with one granddaughter, Karen R. Hoyle.
 
He was a self-employed carpenter in the Bushnell area for many years.
Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at the Point Pleasant Cemetery in rural Marietta, Ill.

Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell is in charge of arrangements.
Peoria Journal Star, December 28, 2007


Minerva Ann Bushnell Harris

Minerva Ann Bushnell was born November 3, 1842. She was married March 17, 1861, to William H. Harris. To them were born nine children, five boys and four girls. Her husband and five children are left to mourn her departure. Three sons and one daughter have died. She died July 8, 1900, at 11:30 p.m., aged 57 years, 8 months and 5 days. She has been an invalid for a long time and has suffered patiently, and now we have every reason to hope that she has entered upon the enjoyment of a better life. A kind and indulgent mother, a loving wife and a good neighbor has gone to rest. We all join in our sympathy with the family and say to them that while they will meet her here they will know that she is out of the reach of sorrow and pain and safe with Him who doeth all things well. Let us hope that with her we may all "Soon be at Rest over there."
 
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."

 
Shawn S. Hickle

Shawn S. Hickle, 24, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died Jan. 9, 2000, in Macomb.
He was born Jan. 9, 1976, in Hamilton, Bermuda, the son of Michael E. and Faye Beever Hickle.
He is survived by his father of Interlachen, Fla.; his mother, Faye (husband Raymond) Drinkwater of Bryant, Ark.; two brothers, Christopher of Bardolph and Jeremy of Apache Junction, Ariz.; grandparents, Gilbert and Ruby Hickle of Vermont and Catherine Beaver of Princeton; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

 
 
Funeral services were Saturday at the Vermont Christian Church with Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating and burial was in the Vermont Cemetery. Kost Memorial Home of Vermont was in charge of arrangements.

Rushville Times, Jan. 19, 2000, page 13, column 3
 


Dena Horney

Miss Dena Horney, 72, Dies in Prairie City
 
 
Miss Dena Horney, 72, who was principal of Grant school in Macomb when she retired several years ago, died in the Westfall Nursing Home in Prairie City at 10:50 p.m. Friday. She had been ill four years.
 
Miss Horney had taught in Macomb schools from 1928 until her retirement about seven years ago. She became principal of Grant school in 1944. Prior to coming to Macomb she taught eight years at Doddsville in Schuyler county and for five years was principal of the grade school at Good Hope.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Chapel. The Rev. and Mrs. William Hilling, both ministers of the Littleton Methodist church, officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

 
Miss Horney was born Feb. 24, 1892 at Littleton to Samuel and Frances Raper Horney. She was graduated from Western Academy, obtained her B. E. degree Western College, completed a year of commercial work at Brown's Business college at Galesburg, and attended a summer term at Greeley, Colo. She had been a member of the Macomb BPW club and was a member of the Littleton Methodist church.
 
She had reared a niece, Caroline Winters Lyons of Tacoma, Wash., from childhood. Surviving are three brothers, Clifford and Speed Horney of Littleton and Merle Horney of LaHarpe; one sister, Atha Taylor of Chicago, and a half-sister, Pearl Scott of Jasper, Mo. A sister, Mrs. Verna Winters, two half-brothers, Harland and Loren Fleming, and a brother, Clair, are deceased.
Rushville Times, October 22, 1964
 

 
George Monroe Hoskinson

died: December 27, 1945
George M. Hoskinson, 92, Died at Macomb Dec. 27
George Monroe Hoskinson, 92, a native born resident of Rushville, died Thursday morning at his home in Macomb, following a 10 days illness. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. Colin J. Robertson, were held Saturday at the Martin Funeral Home in Macomb, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

 
A son of John Lewis and Edith Edwards Hoskinson, George Hoskinson was born November 14, 1853 in Rushville. Leaving Rushville on Thanksgiving day in 1877, he located in Macomb, where for many years, in partnership with his father, he was engaged in the business of harness making on the south side of the square in that city.
 
 
On May 17, 1879, he married Miss Mary Reynolds of Macomb, who preceded him in death. He was the last surviving member of a family of 7 children.
 
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Helen M. Hungerford, of Macomb; a grandson, Reynold A. Hungerford of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.
 
During his early life he was a member in civic groups, maintaining interest in civic affairs thruout the years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Mystic Workers, Knights of Pythias and Modern Woodmen of America.

 


John Lewis Hoskinson

Note: long article, all not transcribed
 
John L. Hoskinson, Died At His Home In Macomb, June 17th
John L. Hoskinson, a pioneer resident of Rushville, and the oldest man in McDonough county, died at his home in Macomb on Thursday morning of last week, aged 96 years, 3 months and 25 days. Mr. Hoskinson's fatal illness dated from the middle of May when he suffered a stroke of paralysis, which weakened his bodily functions and he steadily grew more feeble until the end came. On Sunday funeral services were held at the home in Macomb and the day following the remains were brought to Rushville for interment and brief services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. Fred Wilson.

 
The following children of Mr. Hoskinson accompanied the remains to this city: Mrs. George A. Wilson of Peoria, Charles Hoskinson and son Edward of Rockford, Thomas and George Hoskinson of Macomb.
 
John L., son of Charles and Mary Lantz Hoskinson was born in Monongalia county, West Virginia February 24, 1819. When 8 years old his father moved to Shelbyville, Indiana were the latter died in 1828. The mother was subsequently married to Whitfield Chandler.
 
When 16 years of age he went to Martinsville, Indiana and entered service as an apprentice at the harness and saddlery trade and remained there until he reached his majority. He then went to Pennsylvania where he worked at his trace until 1844.
 
On July 10, 1842 he was untied in marriage with Edith Edwards of Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. Two years later they came to Illinois, settling at Rushville. They lived in Rushville until 1877, when upon the death of his bachelor brother, A. E. Hoskinson, who conducted a harness shop on the south side of the square, he moved to Macomb, took charge of the business and has conducted it up until the last few weeks.
 
Rushville Times, Thursday, June 24, 1915
 

 
Susan Adeline Cokenour Hageman
 
Susan Adeline Coknour Hageman was born May 15, 1853, at Browning, Ill. and died Bushnell, Ill., Saturday January 1, 1916. While still a little girl she came to McDonough county, and on November 29, 1868 she was married to Jesse Hageman who still survives her . To this union were born five children , William C. of Alexandria, Mo.; Ellen M. Brewer of Kahoka, Mo.; Ida Alice who died April 29, 1895; Loretta Brewer of Walnut Grove, Ill. and Cordia B. Cross Bushnell, Ill. Funeral services were held at Lynn Grove Methodist E. church on Tuesday January 4. Rev. Shocho, pastor of Lynn Grove church was assisted by Bushnell pastor in the service. Burial was made at the Lynn Grove cemetery on the old homestead of Mr. and Mrs. Hageman.
 
 
Bushnell Record, January, 1916
 



Ethel Edna Worthington Hornbuckle

Ethel Hornbuckle, wife of Claude Hornbuckle, died of pnemonia, following influenza, Wednesday night, December 4, aged 33 years, 5 months and 26 days. Funeral services will be held at the late home, west of Bushnell, Friday afternoon Dec. 6, at 2:30 the Rev. Chas. E. Vandettum of the Methodist church in charge and interment will be in the Bushnell cemetery. Ethel Worthington was born at Mt. Sterling, Ill.
 
May 19, 1906 she was united in marriage to Claude Hornbuckle, by the Rev. W. R. Stewart of the Presbyterian church performing the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Hornbuckle went to housekeeping on a farm west of this city and have lived there ever since. No children were born to them and in addition to her husband she is survived by her parents who reside at Mt. Sterling, one brother now at Camp Grant, four sisters in Iowa and one in Rushville. Mr. Hornbuckle and the brother have been ill with influenza but have both have recovered. Mrs. Hornbuckle was a good woman, and love her home, and the deepest sympathy of the entire community is extended to her husband.
 
Bushnell Record, Friday, Dec. 6, 1918

Note from Joyce Worthington Brewer: This article is wrong on where Ethel was born. Ethel Worthington was born in Wilcox, Neb. instead of Mt Sterling, IL.
 
Jeffery Scott Heaton
 
Jeffery Scott Heaton, 34, Plymouth, died at 8:55 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4, 2006 in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
He was born Nov. 20, 1971, in Macomb, the son of Joe and Janice (Stambaugh) Heaton.

 
 
He is survived by his father, Joe (Pam) Heaton, Rushville, and mother Janice Roberts, Augusta; fiancé, Dawn Heaton, Plymouth; one stepson, Dustin Heaton, Plymouth; maternal grandmother, Edith Lee, Augusta; two brothers, Jeremy (Keshia) Heaton, Bowen, and Corey Roberts, Augusta; one sister, Jodi (Brad) Ballas, Augusta; two nieces and three nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and his paternal grandparents.
He was employed as a welder for Yetter Manufacturing in Colchester. He was a 1990 graduate of Plymouth High School. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and just being in the outdoors.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, in Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, with the Rev. Robert Cook officiating.

Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery, Vermont.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, at the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta.


Eagle Publications, November 8, 2006
 


Rebecca Ruth Patterson Heaton
 
died: January 12, 1904
After an illness lasting several weeks, Mrs. Rebecca Heaton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sylvester France, Tuesday morning at 2:45 o'clock. The funeral was held from the residence Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock conducted by the Elder G. W. Ross, after which the remains were taken to Phillips Cemetery for interment.

 
 
Rebecca R. Patterson was born in the state of Ohio, August 3, 1836. She came to Illinois with her parents when nine years old, first settling at Canton, Ill., then living in McDonough County, Ill., and Schuyler County, Ill.
 
She was married to Henry W. Heaton May 17, 1855. They resided in Astoria township until 1864, when they moved to the vicinity of the Flatwoods (Oakland Township, Schuyler County), where they resided until his death, August 1, 1900. Most of the time she has resided with eight sons, and four daughters, William H., Franklin H., Ellen Jane, Sanford W., Florence R., Andrew J., Sarah Ann, James M., Lewis E. Ross {Rosa} L., R. Cornelius and Albert L., all of whom are living except Ellen, who died in infancy.

Mrs. Heaton, was a woman well beloved by all who knew her. She was a kind and loving mother, and a good neighbor. She reared a large and honorable family, who have the sympathy of the entire community in this sad hour of bereavement.

Note: Also in Rushville Times, January 21, 1904. Rebecca is the daughter of Hugh and Ellenor Woodside Patterson.

Vermont Union, January 14, 1904

 


Bernard W. Hillyer


MACOMB - Bernard W. Hillyer, 68, of 1306 Rebecca Lane died at 7:32 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 1997, at McDonough District Hospital.

Born Jan. 17, 1929, in Brooklyn to Wayne and Audrey Cordell Hillyer, he married Marjorie Rittenhouse on Nov. 23, 1951, in Iowa City, Iowa. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Dennis of Denver and Dan of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Bill of Macomb; five sisters, Wilma Toland of Viola, Ark., Marjorie Sebastian of Jacksonville, Mich., Lou Ella Garner of Terre Haute, Ind., Betty Chambers of Glendale, Ariz., and Benetta O'Hara of Faytetteville, N.C.; and two granddaughters. Two sisters preceded him in death.
 
He was an Army Air Forces veteran, serving in England during the late 1940s.
He owned and operated Hillyer Money Handling Equipment Inc., which is now operated by his sons.
He was of the Lutheran faith.

 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. Ron Green will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Blackburn Cemetery in Brooklyn.
 
Peoria Journal Star, July 8, 1997, Page: D6

 



Doris L. Hopping
 

MACOMB - Doris L. Hopping, 63, of 1601 E. Jackson St., Macomb, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2006, at the Countryview Healthcare Center in Macomb.
 
 
She was born on July 13, 1943, in Adair, Ill., to Francis and Flora Black Hopping.
She is survived by two brothers, John Hopping and Bill Hopping, both of Macomb; and several cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bonnie Hopping.
 
She lived all of her life in McDonough County and worked as a farm hand and a housekeeper.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, 2006, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with Reverend Don Case officiating. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery west of Adair. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 
Peoria Journal Star, September 14, 2006, Page: B4 
 


Flora D. Black Hopping

MACOMB - Flora D. Hopping, 78, of Rural Route 3 died at 4:05 a.m. Monday, July 26, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.

Born Aug. 14, 1914, in Schuyler County to Carl and Nettie Owen Black, she married Francis Hopping on Feb. 14, 1934, in Quincy. He survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John and Bill, and one daughter, Doris Hopping, all of rural Macomb; and one sister, Mary Solter of LaGrange, Mo. One daughter, Bonnie Hopping, two sisters and two brothers preceded her in death.

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home. Marshall Litchfield will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery, New Salem Township.
 
Peoria Journal Star, July 27, 1993, Page: D6

 


Francis Hopping

MACOMB - Francis Hopping, 90, of rural Macomb died at 8:40 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, 1995, at Snyder's Vaughn- Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
 
 
Born June 6, 1905, in Astoria to John and Emma Derry Hopping, he married Flora Black on Feb. 14, 1934, in Quincy. She preceded him in death, as did one daughter, Bonnie Hopping, one sister and three brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Doris Hopping, and two sons, John and Bill, all of Macomb.
He was a farmer all his life.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home. Marshall Litchfield will officiate. Friends may call after 5 tonight at the funeral home, where family will received friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Pennington Point Cemetery in New Salem Township.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL) - September 12, 1995, Page: D6

 


Paul Duane Hopping

ASTORIA - Paul Duane Hopping, 59, of 307 E. Washington died at 11:38 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, 1996, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
 
He was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Industry to Perry Aldo and Ruth May Pedigo Hopping.
Surviving are three sisters, Joyce Jarrett of Ashland, Mary McFetridge of Prairie City and Barbara Baltrunas of Astoria; two brothers, Jerry of Atterberry and Jim of Springfield; and one nephew, Gary Waldo, with whom he made his home. Two sisters, one brother and one half brother preceded him in death.

 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana. The Rev. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakford Cemetery in Oakford.
 
Peoria Journal Star, April 18, 1996, Page: D5

 


Velma Norris Bliss Hopping

COLCHESTER - Velma Hopping, 68, of 213 W. Market St. died at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, 1999, at the Elms Nursing Center in Macomb.

Born Dec. 24, 1930, in Colchester to John Leslie and Deloris Robinson Norris, she married Elden Bliss in 1947. He died in 1963. She married Ghlee Hopping in 1964. He died in 1983. One son, Lyle Bliss, also preceded her in death.
 
Surviving are three sons, Terry Bliss of Lewistown, Ronald Bliss of Eagle Grove, Iowa, and Donald Bliss of Macomb; two daughters, Sue Bliss of Lewistown and Mona Elliott of Lafayette, Ind.; one brother, Ronald Norris of Mississippi; two sisters, Opal Reidner of Iowa and Emma Bliss of Denver, Ill.; 17 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
 
She was a member of Colmal Christian Church in Colmal.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Mark Wolford will officiate. Calling hours will be from noon today until time of services at the mortuary, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

 
Peoria Journal Star, October 29, 1999, Page: B5
 


Ferne Harrison Horney
 
INDUSTRY - Ferne Horney, 94, formerly of Industry, died at 1:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 29, 1999, at Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

Born Feb. 10, 1904, in Wayland to Wallace and Minnie Christian Harrison, she married Ward Horney on Dec. 17, 1921. He died July 23, 1968. One son, Sterling, and one brother also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Stanley of Phoenix; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a receptionist for Dr. Andernovics in Industry for 21 years.

 
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Littleton Cemetery in Littleton. The Rev. Kerry Frantz will officiate. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb.
 
Peoria Journal Star, January 30, 1999, Page: B4
 
 

 
Oakey M. Hoagland

Hoagland, Oakey M. - Died at his residence in Bardolph, McDonough County, Illinois, August 18, 1875 of dysentery, after a lingering illness, Oakey M. Hoagland in the 73rd year of his age. The deceased was one of the early settlers of Rushville, having emigrated from Kentucky and settled in this place in 1836. He was engaged in merchandizing here until 1840 when he removed to a farm near Bardolph on which he resided until very recently.
 
The Rushville Times, September 3, 1875

 

 
Vail H. Hale


Rushville - Vail H. Hale, 77, of Rushville died at 2:47 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 1992, at Culbertson Long Term Care Facility.

Born April 5, 1915, in Camden Township to Jesse and Eddness Daniels Hale, he married Laura Forsythe on Jan. 3, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Roger of Beardstown and Royal of Rushville; two daughters, Judy Hamm of Browning and Marilyn Davis of Rockport; three sisters, Florence Greene and Betty Burton, both of Colchester, and Charlene Williams of Plymouth, Ind.; and eight grandchildren.
 
One son, Mark; one grandson; and four brothers preceded him in death.
 
Renting his first farm at age 15, he farmed all his life in Schuyler County.
He was a member of Schuyler County Farm Bureau.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Bonser will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, November 15, 1992 
 


Roy "Bud" Franklin Heaton

Macomb - Franklin "Bud" Heaton, 69, of Rural Route 3 died at 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 29, 1992, at his home.
Born Aug. 1, 1923, in Oakland Township, Schuyler County, to Roy R. and Nellie Morrell Heaton, he married Elizabeth "Babe" Morris on Nov. 27, 1948, in Rushville. She survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Joe of Rushville, Roger of Vermont and Chris of Macomb; four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Nedra) Andrews of Fort Atkinson, Wis., Mrs. Robert (Marjory) Wherley of Table Grove, Mrs. Rodney (Louise) Parr of Vermont and Wanda Brown of Macomb; two brothers, Stanley "Bill" of Industry and Jim of Astoria; five grandchildren; one step grandchild; and one great-grandchild. One sister preceded him in death.
He farmed in McDonough County.

 
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Vermont American Legion for more than 25 years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Clint Palmer will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by Vermont American Legion.

 
Peoria Journal Star, December 1, 1992, Page: D6
 
 


Shirley Anne Fetch Hester

Huntsville - Shirley Anne Hester, 76, of Huntsville passed away at 8:50 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

She was born on June 12, 1929, in Macomb, Ill., the daughter of the late Guy and Mabel (Stone) Fetch. She married Bruce Hester on Nov. 24, 1948, at the home of her parents in Camden and he survives.
 
Also surviving are a son, David Hester and wife Rhonda of Huntsville; a daughter, Beth Anne Graves and husband Scott of Camp Point; seven grandchildren, Capt. Jeremie Hester and wife Jenny stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Micah Hester and wife Susan of Huntsville, Sgt. Jarred Hester and wife Sue stationed at Andrews Air Force Base, Courtney Eaton and husband Patrick of San Francisco, Brian Acker of Decatur, and Katybeth Graves and Kali Graves, both of Camp Point; two great-granddaughters, Grace Hester and Natalie Hester; a brother, Sterling Fetch of Macomb; an uncle, Vernie Fetch of Camden; an aunt, Lucille Fetch of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by a nephew, Keith Fetch.

A graduate of Augusta High School, she first worked as a teller at the Augusta State Bank for 5 years. She later was a homemaker who enjoyed taking care of her children and grandchildren.
 
She was a member of the Camden United Methodist Church, where she played the piano and sang. She enjoyed cooking, fishing and always had a large garden.
 
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville with the Pastor Ron Cox and Rev. Gary Bass officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntsville Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.

Peoria Journal Star, September 11, 2005, Page: B6
 


Mary "Polly" Adeline Gragg Belville Hollenback

died: September 28, 1972
Mrs. Polly Belville Hollenback, 94, of Browning, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday at McDonough District hospital.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Browning Methodist church with the Rev. James Elder officiating. Burial was in Ridgeville cemetery, near Browning.

 
 
She was born Oct. 31, 1877, at Frederick, the daughter of Joseph and Margaret Kirkham Gragg.
Surviving are a half-sister, Mrs. Eva Richards of Hannibal, MO; a half-brother, Jay Gragg of Appleton, Wis.; a foster son, Oren Riley of California; and two step-sons, Arthur and Laurence Hollenback of Rushville.

 
Note: She was married to George W. Belville and Edward Burl Hollenback.

 



Iona Dugger Harland


MACOMB - Iona Harland, 90, of Sprucewood Health Care Center died at 2:25 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 1996, at McDonough District Hospital.
 
Born April 6, 1906, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, to Sammuel and Lucy Sorrells Dugger, she married Ephriam Harland on March 28, 1924. He died in 1947. One daughter, four sisters and one brother also preceded her in death.

Surviving are two grandsons, Robert Minge of Paris and Clifford Witkofsky of Rock Island; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
 
She lived most of her life in the Industry area.

She was a charter member of Industry Assembly of God Church and was a former member of Industry United Methodist Church.

She was a member of Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Industry Cemetery. The Rev. Tim Southerland will officiate. Friends may call from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

Peoria Journal Star, April 14, 1996, Page: C15 
 


Anna Ackerson Harn

BEARDSTOWN - Anna Harn, 85, of Beardstown, formerly of Rushville, died at 2:25 a.m. Sunday, July 18, 1993, at St. Luke Health Care Center.

Born Dec. 26, 1907, near Marietta to William P. and Mary E. Smith Ackerson, she married Onzelo G. Harn Dec. 23, 1926, in Lewistown. He died Oct. 11, 1990. One grandson, one granddaughter, three great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters also preceded her in death.
 
Surviving are two daughters, Doris Baker of Rushville and Violet Lashbrook of Beardstown; one son, Donald of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 13 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Perry Ackerson and Clarence Ackerson, both of Bushnell, Glen Ackerson of Pekin, and William Ackerson of Marietta; and three sisters, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz., Charlotte Krusan of Canton, and Pearl Pendl of Bellevue.
She had worked at the Cudahy Packing Company and Mickleberry Packing Company in Rushville for many years.

 
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Palm Cemetery, Rushville, with the Rev. Michael Cooper officiating. Visitation will be 7 to 9 tonight at Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville.
 
Peoria Journal Star, July 20, 1993, Page: D5

 


 
 
SCIOTA--Gail L. Huff, 66, of near Sciota, died Sunday at 8:35 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital, where he had been a patient three days. He had been in failing health the past five years.
 
The retired farmer had been prominent in the community until his health failed. Mr. Huff was born June 17, 1896, at Sciota, and he was married Feb. 26, 1919, to Blanche Myers, who survives.
 
He was a member of the Sciota Christian Church 51 years.
 
He was also a member of the IOOF and Masons.
Surviving in addition to the widow, are two sisters, Mrs. George (Inez) Hanson and Mrs. Everett (Zola) Farguson, of Sciota. The deceased has a number of cousins in the Galesburg and Monmouth areas.
 
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Sciota Christian Church. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery, near Blandinsville. The family will be at the Sargent Funeral Chapel in Macomb this evening from 6:30 to 9 o'clock.
 
A memorial fund has been established for the Sciota Christian Church building fund.
 
Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois)
Tuesday, April 2, 1963
 
Transcribed by: Chandra Hainline

 
 
Macomb, Ill., April 8.--W.H. Hainline, 83, veteran editor of the Macomb Daily News died here today following an illness of several months.  He was one of the oldest editors in point of service in the state, having acgted in that capacity for 54 years.
 
The Daily Chronicle - De Kalb, Illinois
Tuesday, April 8, 1924
page 1
 
MAcomb, Ill., April 8.--W. H. Hainline, 83 editor of the Macomb Daily Journal for more than half a century died here today.  He was prominent in Republican party affairs.
 
 
The Jacksonville DailyJournal - Jacksonville, Illinois
Wednesday, April 9, 1924
page 3
 
 
Transcribed by Chandra Hainline

 
Columbus Hainline, a married man 35 years of age, committed suicide at his home in McDonough county, Ill., by hanging himself from a rafter in his barn.
 
The Decatur Herald - Decatur, Ilinois
Thursday, March 26, 1891
page 1
 
 
 
 
 
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