McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]

Bonnie Rose Collins Imthurn
Bonnie Rose Imthurn, 66, Perry Okla., died at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2005, at Integris Bass Baptist Hospital in Enid, Okla.

She was born Aug. 14, 1938, in La Harpe, the daughter of Franklyn and Lucille Glisan Collins.

She is survived by her mother, LaHarpe; twin sisters, Judy (Rodney) Swanson, LaHarpe and Jane (Loy) Housewright, Loveland, Colo.; four children; Brenda (Stan) Whitlock, Good Hope, Cindy Guarin, Good Hope, Jay Guarin, Canton and Teresa (Gary) Manning, Perry, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and five nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and one niece.
She worked in food service at WIU, as a dietary supervisor at Wesley Village and as a cook at the Green Valley Nursing Home, Perry, retiring in 2004.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A private burial will be in La Harpe Cemetery at a later date. Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, Perry, is in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publication, March 12, 2005

Dorothea Stoneking Isles

Dorothea Stoneking Isles, 74, Louisville, Ky, formerly of Macomb, died at 5:12 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at the East Baptist Hospital, Louisville, Ky. She was born April 27, 1929, in McDonough County, the daughter of Johnnie and Artie (Frakes) Stoneking. She first married Donald O' Malley. She later married Walter M. Isles June 26, 1956, in Norfolk, Va. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Michael (Sue Naylor) Behan, Fairview Heights, and Ms. Tami Kreps, Macomb.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Thelma A. (Stoneking) Kreps.

She was employed as a bank teller by Firststar Bank, Louisville, Ky., until her retirement.

Services were held Monday, Jan. 12, 2004, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, with Michael Behan officiating.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb, was in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publications, January 13, 2004

Peter Iler (also spelled Eyler)

died: September 16, 1900
Macomb Journal
Peter Iler, who lives 5 miles southeast of Macomb in Scotland township was in town Saturday. He died at his home about 4 am Sunday morning being ill but a short time.
His wife was visiting at Macomb, Mo., and when in town Saturday he received a letter stating that she would be home Wednesday. He went home, ate his supper in apparent good health and when the rest of the family went to bed he remained up reading. How long he stayed up is not known. His son, a lad who slept with him, was awakened about 4 am by his father's heavy breathing. He alarmed the family and a grown daughter coming to his bedside raised her father up and began bathing his forehead with spirits of camphor; the patient gave a sudden gasp and fell back dead.
Deceased was born in Germany in 1842 and came to this country at the age of 16 years, settling in Scotland township, this county. He was married Sept. 20th, 1870 to Miss Senia Ann Ryan. He was a farmer by occupation. He leaves besides his wife, 11 children - Mrs. Bell Ferris, Mrs. Ella Powell, Mrs. Addie Hodges, Mrs. Mary Gingerich, Mrs. Nettie Duncan, Blossom, Lucy, Louis, Viola, Ray and Ruth. He was 57 years, 11 months and 21 days old. The time of his funeral has not yet been decided on as they are awaiting news from his wife.

Clement Arthur Icenogle

Rushville Times, January 3, 2001, page 13, column 2
Clement A. Icenogle, 90, of Macomb, formerly of Colchester, died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2000, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
He was born March 30, 1910, in Prairie Grove, Ark., the son of Elmer and Mabel Thompson Icenogle. He married Eleanor Grandt on Dec. 20, 1936, in Macomb. She died April 12, 1994.
He is survived by five sons, David (wife, Carol) of Auburn, Ala., Robert (wife, Twila) of San Antonio, Texas, Paul (wife, JoAnn) of Rolling Meadows, Roger (wife, Judy) of Winslow, Maine, and Alan (wife, Karen) of Rushville; one daughter, Mrs. Richard (Carol) Ashbacher of Davenport, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; two brothers, Homer of Macomb and Elmer of Wauconda; and three sisters, Addra Graham of Macomb, Mariam Riggins of Weslaco, Texas, and Vivian McGaughey of Carthage.
Also preceding him in death was one sister, May Jacobs and one grandson.
He was a graduate of Western Lab School in Macomb, and attended Western Illinois University. He worked at McGraw Edison Porcelain in Macomb for many years before retiring. He attended the Colchester United Methodist Church.
Services for Mr. Icenogle were Saturday, Dec. 30, 2000, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester with the Rev. Junior Heikes officiating. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


Helen M. Bushmire Livingston Ingles

Rushville Times, June 21, 2000, page 13, column 4
Helen M. Ingles, 87, of Wyoming, Ill., died Thursday, June 5, 2000, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.
Born Feb. 23, 1913, in Colchester, the daughter of Anthony and Pearl M. Scudder Bushmire, she married Glen Livingston Dec. 16, 1939, in Colchester. He died Feb. 11, 1934 {1943?}, in Prairie du Chien, Wisc. She later married Thomas M. Ingles, Dec. 29, 1945, in LaHarpe. He died Aug. 27, 1974, in Peoria.
Surviving are one daughter, Ethel "Jay" Klepfer of Wyoming; one step-daughter, Iris (husband Robert) Lang of Rushville; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and three sisters, Barbara (husband Kent) Brown of Peoria, Alice (husband George) Jarvis of Galesburg, and Evelyn Bushmire of Lincoln.
Her parents, three sisters, and one brother preceded her in death.
She worked as an inspector for Caterpillar for 35 years and at the Bartonville Food Pantry for 10 years. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary No. 8662 of Peoria, Eagles Auxiliary No. 265 of Peoria, and the Wyoming American Legion Auxiliary No. 91. She also was a member of the Caterpillar Retirees Association, AARP, Busy Bells Home Extension of Peoria County, and was a life-time member of Nursing Home Volunteers in Lincoln. She was a member of the Bartonville Christian Church.
Graveside services were Monday, June 19, at Rushville City Cemetery. Wyoming Funeral Home was in charge of services.

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