McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]

Wayne L. Jennings

Wayne L. Jennings, 73, of 927 E. Carroll, died 10:10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, in his home.
He was born Oct. 23, 1926, at Macomb, a son of Chester V. and Lucy B. (Strickland) Jennings.
Jennings married Shirley J. Bailey on Dec. 20, 1946, at Chicago. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1990.
Survivors include daughter Danna Ryan of Colchester; grandchild Brett Detrick of Macomb; great-grandchild Chelsey Summer Detrick of Macomb; brother Lester of Corpus Christi, Texas; sisters Ruby Teel and Betty Moore, both of Macomb.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson Lonnie Detrick, brother Lewis.
Jennings served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He was an auctioneer at Jennings Sale Barn in Macomb for 35 years. He owned and operated Jennings Sales Barn with his father, Chester, and later with his brother, Lester. Jennings Sales Barn closed Sept. 10, 1985.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Macomb, Macomb Eagles Club and Macomb Elks Club.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with the Rev. Gerald Seabaugh officiating.

Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publications, November 18, 1999

Zoanna Lea Davis Johnson

Zoanna Lea Johnson, 73, Bushnell, died at 3:59 p.m., Monday, Oct. 25, 2004 at her residence in Bushnell.
She was born Oct. 25, 1931, in Canton, the daughter of Olin and Alice (Cameron) Davis.

She is survived by one son, Roger (Judy) Paul, Rolla, Mo.; one daughter, Carolyn Phillips, Bushnell; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Violet Terry, Macomb.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. She worked at Gales in Galesburg for two and one-half years, later at Admirals for four and one-half years and the Elms Nursing Home, Macomb for one year.

Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Shields Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Gordon Jones Officiating.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Eagle Publications, October 28, 2004 

Maggie Cahill Johnson
Mrs. Maggie Johnson, nee Cahill, died February 9th at the residence of her brother, Thomas Cahill in Sciota. She returned from Iowa a short time ago. She is survived by a daughter aged 10y; her husband died 5 months ago. The funeral was Tuesday from the M. E. Church with burial in the cemetery south of town. 
Macomb Journal, Thurs. 19 February 1891, Sciota

Ines Ferne Bryan Haffner Johns

Eagle Publications, January 6, 2000
Ines F. Bryan Johns, 91, of 900 E. Jefferson, Macomb, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 1999, at Argyle Lake Nursing Center in Colchester. Born March 16, 1908, in Fulton County to Leonard and Mary Hoyle Bryan, she married Ralph Haffner. She later married Glen Johns on Nov. 11, 1967. He preceded her in death. Two sisters and one brother also preceded her in death. Surviving are two step-daughters, Mrs. John (Evelyn) ...
She was a member of Point Pleasant Church near Marietta. She lived in Smithfield, Cuba, Avon, Canton and Peoria County before moving to Macomb in 1989. She was a cook at the Everly House in Macomb for several years.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Mary Jo Williams officiated. Family visitation was held one hour prior to services. Burial was in Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta.


Delmar Jewison

Rushville Times, July 24, 2001, page 13, column 4
Eagle Publications, July 5, 2001
Delmar Jewison, 101, a resident of Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb, died Wednesday, June 27, 2001, at the care center.
He was born on Nov. 5, 1899, in, Eldorado Township near Table Grove to Charles Oscar and Anetta Leighty Jewison. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Maxine Bacon.
They were married 72 years before her death on Sept. 25, 2000. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Muriel Ruth, and an older brother, Wendell.
He is survived by a daughter, Joan (Welton) Croissant of Joliet; two sons, Charles B. (wife, Nancy) Jewison of Batavia and Robert (wife, Sara) Jewison of Huntley, 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one nephew.
He grew up in the Table Grove area and graduated from Table Grove High School. After attending Gem City Business College, he moved to Macomb where he was employed at the Mackemer-Means Lumber Co. from which he retired as the manager in the mid sixties. He had been a resident of Wesley Village since 1980.
Mr. Jewison was one of the original trustees of the Felheimer Trust and was a very active member of the Wesley United Methodist Church, serving for many years as a member of the official board. He was the chairman of the building committee when the present church was built. He sang in the choir for over 40 years. He was a member of the Macomb School Board for six years in the 1940s and also was on the board of the YMCA. He was a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and was their song leader for several years. An avid golfer after he retired, he celebrated his 100th birthday with a round of golf.
Funeral services were held Friday, June 29, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Rev. Mark Myers officiated. Private family graveside committal services were held on Friday, June 29, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.


Maxine Bacon Jewison

Rushville Times, October 4, 2000, page 15, column 2
Maxine Jewison, 91, a resident of Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2000, at the health care center.
She was born on Oct. 6, 1908, in Macomb, the daughter of Benjamin F. and Jesse Baxter Bacon. She grew up in the Huntsville and Augusta area and was a graduate of Augusta High School. She moved to Macomb to attend Western State Teachers College until her marriage on July 5, 1928, to Delmar Jewison. He survives.
She also is survived by one daughter, Joan (Welton) Croissant of Joliet; two sons, Charles (Nancy) Jewison of Batavia, and Robert (Sara) Jewison of Huntley; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother in infancy and one sister, Dorothy Bacon.
She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, where she was very active in the women's work of the church, serving in offices at the local, district and conference levels. For several years she was also the parish visitor of the church.
Private family graveside services were held on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2000, at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, Rev. Mark Myers officiated. A public memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2000, at Wesley Village in Macomb. Rev. Mark Myers will officiate. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of the arrangements.


Death of Louis Johnson

died: October 25, 1924
Rushville Times, Oct. 30, 1924
Louis Johnson, who was injured in an auto accident near Macomb, died at Holmes Hospital, Friday morn. He resided at Illiopolis, IL and remains were taken to that city for burial. He was a brother of Miss Roe Johnson.

Joyce A. Hopping Jarrett

Peoria Journal Star, February 2, 2004, Page: B4
BEARDSTOWN - Joyce A. Jarrett, 61, of Beardstown died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at Heritage Manor South.
Born May 6, 1942, in Macomb to Perry Lee and Ruth May Petticoat {Pedigo} Hopping, she married Charles Jarrett in Macomb. He died in 1996.
She also was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.
Surviving are five sons, Rick (and Teresa) Hopping of Bluffs, Marvin Rogers of Pekin, and Terry Jarrett, Randy (and Bobbie) Jarrett and Charles (and Amanda) Jarrett, all of Beardstown; two daughters, Rita (and Mike) Casey of Beardstown and Brenda (and Carlos) Hernandez of Bolingbrook; one stepson, Robert Sr. (and Delores) Jarrett of Beardstown; two brothers, her twin Jerry (and Mary) Hopping of Atterberry and Jim Hopping of Springfield; and one sister Mary (and Harry) McFetridge of Prairie City; and 16 grandchildren.
She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Beardstown.
Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Sager Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.


Alberta F. Kelly Jones

Peoria Journal Star, November 18, 2005, Page: B4
Alberta Jones dies at age 105
BEARDSTOWN - Alberta F. Jones, 105, of Beardstown died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Heritage Manor East.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sager Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, November 17, 2005, Page: 39
BEARDSTOWN - Alberta F. Jones, 105, of Beardstown died Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown. She was born Oct. 30, 1900, in McDonough County, the daughter of William David and Ella May Steadman Kelly. She married Harry D. Jones in 1931 in Rushville; he died in 1962. Two daughters, Freida Parks and Frances Jones, and two sons, Kenneth and Paul Jones, also preceded her in death.
Mr. Jones was a homemaker and helped her husband farm in Cass County. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Beardstown.
Survivors: son, Richard (wife, Nancy) Jones of Chandler, Ariz.; four daughters, Norma C. Roth and Dolores French, both of Beardstown, Florence Woodruff of Rushville and Pauline Reedy of Lewistown; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Jessie Alexander of Macomb.
Services: 1 p.m. Saturday, Sager Funeral Home, Beardstown, Mike Courson officiating. Burial: Beardstown City Cemetery.


Dolia "Dollie" Mae Horton Justus

died: January 30, 1963
Astoria Argus - In ink January 30, 1963
Attend Funeral
Among those from out of town who attended funeral services for Mrs. Dolia Justus last Tuesday were: Mr. and Mrs. Jack Peak and Brenda of Henry, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Hoffman and Kevin of N. Pekin; Mrs. H. P. Robinson of Springfield; Mr. and Mrs., J. C. Dixon, Peoria; Mr. and Mrs. Jean Comstock, Macomb; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Greuel, Industry; Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Ellison, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Clark, Mrs. Robert Dohner, Mrs. Willard Shields, Mrs. Forrest Shields, Mrs. Marvin Strode, Mrs. Loren Worsdell, Mrs. Eugene Palmer, Miss Neva Mercer, Misses Esther and Thelma Farr, Mrs. Clarence Haney, Mrs. Raiford Seasley, all of Vermont.
Note: Dollie was born October 04, 1878, the daughter of Andrew Jackson Horton and Polly Ann Horn. She married George Robert Justus, born February 22, 1873, the son of Francis Marion Justus and Elizabeth Ann Mercer. Dollie and her husband are buried in Astoria Cemetery.

Lois Edith Trone Jones

Peoria Journal Star, December 31, 2002, Page: B04
Rushville - Lois E. Jones, 88, of Rushville died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2002, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Mount Sterling.
Born Dec. 14, 1914, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, to C. A. and Bertha Adeline Kinnear Trone, she married Paul Jones on March 27, 1937, in Macomb. He died Nov. 17, 1982.
She also was preceded in death by one grandson, two brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are two sons, David (and Peggy) of Rushville and William (and Linda) of Geneseo; three daughters, Patricia Unger of Calipso, Nancy (and Gary) Armstrong of Stockbridge, Ga., and Judith (and Joseph) Reiche of Morris; three brothers, Donald Trone of Lewistown, Howard (and Shirley) Trone of Rushville and Glen (and Vivian) Trone of Walnut; three sisters, Madelyn Dunlap of Macomb, Jean Sieber of Mount Carroll and Marcell (and David) Taylor of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She provided child care for the Edwin Dyson family in Rushville.
She had been a cook for the Rushville High School cafeteria and Ping's Pantry.
She also helped her husband operate the family farm.
She was a member of the Schuyler Home Extension.
She attended Ridgeville Church near Browning and Houston Methodist Church near Rushville.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Rushville.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Scott Henley will officiate. Friends may call on the family from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Chaddock Children's Home in Quincy or the Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.


Frances S. Lawler Justus

Peoria Journal Star, March 8, 1992, Page: D9
Rushville - Frances S. Justus, 95, of Rural Route 1 died at 8:10 a.m. Friday, March 6, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Aug. 24, 1896, in Schuyler County to Charles E. and Lenora Kirkham Lawler, she married Howard Ansel Justus on July 3, 1916, in Rock Island. He died Aug. 1, 1979.
She also was preceded in death by one sister, one brother and two half brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Shirley Morgan of rural Rushville; two grandsons; and three great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Littleton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Ester Main will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville.







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