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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise] 
 
 

Martha Currens King


Martha Currens King, 92, of Macomb, died Sunday March 26, 2000, at 3:39 p.m. at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville. She was born July 16, 1907, in Corning, Iowa, to Dr. Frederick Hawley and Winona Peregrine Currens. She married Laverne R. King March 1, 1930. He preceded her in death. She is survived by one son, J. Daniel King of Rockford; one daughter, Jane King McLean of Larkspur, Colo.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She also was preceded in death by one brother, Dr. James Currens, and one sister, Ruth Currens Waterman.

 

Mrs. King graduated from Western Academy in 1925. After attending Knox College, she graduated from Western Illinois University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Choir, P.E.O.Sisterhood and Anna L. Parker Club.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date, and cremation rites have been accorded. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
[Eagle Publications, March 30, 2000 - submitted by Sara Hemp]



Eliza D. Kirkpatrick
 
Died. Kirkpatrick - At the residence of her son-in-law, in Chalmers township, Dec. 22nd, 1877, Mrs. Eliza D. Kirkpatrick aged 69 years 3 months and 14 days. The deceased was one among the old residents of McDonough. She was born in Cumberland county, Kentucky; came to this State in early age; was married in early womanhood to John P. Kinkade, who died some years ago. In 1858 she was again married to Josiah Kirkpatrick, who also preceded her to the grave. She leaves four sons, three of whom are citizens of McDonough county, one of them, John P. Kinkade, is Supervisor of Industry township; the other son is a resident of Kansas. Four daughters also, one the wife of R. I. Horrell, Supervisor of Chalmers township, at whose house she died. Mrs. J. N. M. Horrell, also of Chalmers, and Mrs. L. N. Scott and Mrs. F. M Grubble, of this city. The deceased was a consistent and faithful member of the Methodist church from the age of 15 years until the day of her death.

[Macomb Journal  January 3, 1878 - Unknown Submitter]
 


Inez Fulks Kirk


Rushville Times, December 29, 1937
Mrs. Robert Kirk, Macomb, Died Suddenly Monday
Mrs. Robert Kirk of Macomb, well-known in Rushville where she resided for a number of years, her husband being engaged in the tailoring business, died suddenly Monday morning at 4 o'clock of a heart attack. The deceased before her marriage was Miss Inez Fulks, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fulks of Beardstown. Her husband preceded her in death several years ago. She is survived by one son, Clifford Kirk, who resides in Chicago, and a sister, Miss Irma Fulks, of Beardstown. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at her late home. Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery at Macomb.

 
Raph Kirkpatrick

probably Macomb Journal, April 1949
Funeral Today
Funeral services were held today at Rochester, N.Y. for Raph Kirkpatrick, 69, former local resident who died Wednesday evening at Rochester, where he had resided for the past several years.
A son of Taylor and Ida Creel Kirkpatrick, he was born on a farm two and one half miles east of Bardolph. He attended school at Western and then went to Iowa, where he taught for several years and was graduated from the college at Ames. Following his marriage in 1910 to Edith Hamilton, he obtained employment in Panama,. and the couple moved there, returning to New York a number of years ago. The widow, two sons, a granddaughter, and three survive. Ray Hamilton of Good Hope is a brother in law.
 

Albert Leroy Kreps


hand dated: Jan 6, 1960
Bushnell - Albert L. Kreps, 75 of 1098 Crafford St., Bushnell, a retired farmer, died Wednesday afternoon at his home.
He was born in Fulton County May 10, 1884, attended rural schools there and was married to Mabel Knott at Prairie City, Jan 1, 1908. Mr. Kreps was a member of the Methodist Church at Prairie City, and a former member of Modern Woodmen of America. He had lived in Bushnell since 1940.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Verna at home, and Mrs. Alberta Danner of Adair; a brother, Harry of Bushnell and four sisters, Mrs. Eva Behrent of Sturgis, S. D., Mrs. Lilly Harris of Little Falls, Minn., Mrs. Lula Becktel of Roseville and Mrs. Sadie Hendel of Avon.
Funeral services will be Sunday 15 2 p.m. at the Martin Funeral Home, with the Rev. V. F. Chaffee officiating. Burial will be in Prairie City. Friends may call at the funeral home after Friday morning. The family will receive callers Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Stone Inscription: Kreps Albert L 1886-1960 married Jan 1, 1908 Mabel R 1887-1978


 



Mabel Remina Knott Kreps


Mrs. Mabel R. Kreps, 90, of 1098 Crafford St., Bushnell, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, March 31, 1978, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb where she had been a patient the past week.
She was born in McDonough County on Sept. 16, 1887, the daughter of David and Julia VanVelsor Knott and married Albert L. Kreps Jan 1, 1908, at Prairie City. He died Jan. 6, 1960. She attended Prairie City schools and was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Kreps is survived by two daughters, Miss Verna Kreps of Bushnell and Mrs. Alberta Danner of Adair; and one sister, Mrs. Vera Copeland of Bushnell. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one brother, and one sister who died in infancy.
Services were held Monday at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with Rev. Paul Simpkins officiating. Burial was in the Prairie City Cemetery.
Note: Stone Inscription: Kreps Albert L 1886-1960 married Jan 1, 1908 Mabel R 1887-1978


 



Verna I. Kreps


Bushnell - Verna I. Kreps, 87, of 1098 Crafford St. died at 8:25 a.m. Monday, July 31, 2000, at Prairie City Nursing Center in Prairie City. She was born Sept 9, 1912, in Avon to Albert and Mabel Knott Kreps.
Surviving are several cousins. One sister preceded her in death.
She had worked for Mickleberry Processing Plant in Bushnell for several years.
Grave side services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Prairie City Cemetery. The Rev. Martha Scaff will officiate. Calling hours will be after 2 p.m. today at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.
Note: Stone Inscription: Verna I Kreps Sept 9, 1912-Jul 31, 2000

 

Dorothy D. Gunning Kelly


Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Dorothy D. Kelly, 95, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center, died at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2001, at the center.
She was born June 10, 1906, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Otis and Dollie Flack Gunning. She married Elmer Kelly in 1924. He died March 13, 1970. She is survived by one son, Francis (Donna) Kelly, Macomb; one daughter, Betty (Gerald) Payne, Adair; one stepdaughter, Maxine Tomlinson, Stanton, Calif.; one brother, Ken Gunning, Salem, Ind.; one sister, Marguerite Mercier, Macomb; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren. In addition too her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by one stepdaughter, two brothers and one sister.
She lived in the Littleton, Industry and Macomb areas all her life and was a homemaker.
Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at the Littleton Cemetery in Littleton, with the Rev. Chuck Peterson officiating.


John (Keithly) Keithley


Woodland Democrat, California
January 18, 1892 John Keithly went to Elmira (Solano County) to visit his brother Francis the day prior to his death. He suffered from heart disease from which he had long been a sufferer and LaGrippe. At Elmira medical aid was summoned and for a while he rallied but a second attack resulted in his death. The remains of the late John Keithly arrived from Elmira, on the 11:40 train Sunday and were taken to the Catholic Church where a large number of friends of the deceased had gathered to pay their last sad respects to his memory. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the remains were escorted by a long cortege of buggies and carriages to St. Joseph's cemetery where they were interred with the usual services. John Keithly arrived in California in 1852 from McDonough Co., Illinois afterwards removing to this county (Yolo) where he located on his farm near Davisville which was his home up to the time of his demise. In 1868 he was married to Miss Alicia Reynolds, a native of Canada, and the issue of this union is three sons George F. L., William and James Rowland and one daughter Genevieve Estelle all of whom with the widow survive him.
Notes: John Keithley who was the 3rd of 12 children of Jacob and Sarah Roberts Keithley. He was born in Harrison County, Indiana Nov. 15, 1828 and moved with the family to McDonough County in 1837 which was at that time a new and wild section of the Country. Some of this may have appeared in the Macomb Journal of February 25, 1892.


 



Jacob (Keithly) Keithley
 

The Sonoma Democrat, Santa Rosa, California, September 4, 1875
"Our special correspondent writes us this morning: "Last evening about 6:30 Mr. Jacob Keithly died very suddenly at his residence near this place (Fulton Station). He had been in town during the day and only few minutes before his death was with his son picking fruit in the orchard when he complained of being ill and went to the house to rest. Upon arriving there he told his wife he was going to die, whereupon Mrs. Keithly went to call her son from the orchard. and during her absence the old gentleman quietly breathed his last. Deceased had purchased James Fulton's farm this year and had not more than taken possession before he was called away. Mr. Keithly was in his seventieth year and a native of Kentucky."
Note: Jacob Keithley and his wife Sarah Roberts lived in Blandinsville. Prior to their deaths they had a cemetery stone engraved with their names. After the transcontinental railroad came into use they made at least three trips to California to visit their sons John, Francis, Seth and William. In 1875 while in California Jacob died and was buried in California. Because of the engraving in Blandinsville there was some question as to where he was actually buried. Sarah, however, returned to Blandinsville and is actually buried there. I've located his burial site in California so I'm satisfied as to where he is interred. He was buried in the Shiloh Cemetery in present day Windsor, California. Jacob was born May 25, 1805 in Bath County, Kentucky. The death date on his stone states August 27, 1875 which differs from the obituary. The present day spelling of Keithley using two "E" s is prevalent in the Mid West but for reasons not known to me the Keithly surname is spelled with one "E" in California.

 



Sarah Roberts (Keithly) Keithley


The Macomb Journal, November 22, 1894
The JOURNAL, when the sad event occurred, gave a short notice of the death of Mrs. Sarah Keithly, who died at the home of her son George in Hire township, this county, November 1st. At the time we had no satisticy whereby we could give such a sketch of her life as we desired. Since, the JOURNAL has come in possession of the matter necessary from the hands of her son George: Deceased was born in the state of Virginia June 20, 1805; moved to Harrison County, Indiana some time in her youth. She was married to Jacob Keithley in the year 1825; removed to McDonough County, Ill., October 1839, therefore was a pioneer of this County. She was the mother of twelve children, three of the oldest have gone before to world unseen by us, namely Mary J. Hainline, William and John Keithley. She had 80 grandchildren, a great number of great grandchildren and quite a number of great great grandchildren. She saw her 4th generation. Mother Keithley manufactured all the clothing that her family of twelve children needed away back in the 40s. "I, said her son George, to the writers remember the first Sunday school I ever attended: all the clothes I wore were made of her own hands. She lived with her husband, Jacob Keithley, made five trips over the Union Pacific railroad to California from 1869 to 1875 when her husband died in California August 28, 1875; since which time Mother Keithley lived in Blandinsville alone, until six years ago her daughter, Lucinda Mourning, had taken care of her in her old age. "Mother Keithley's eldest children cannot remember when she was not a Christian. She must have lived a Christian nearly eighty hears and lived in that way her children could call her blessed. The United Brethren church was the church of her choice though she joined the Methodist church some eight years ago. Her funeral was preached in the Methodist church in Blandinsville November 3rd by Rev. Bailey, pastor. Mother is gone from us but we realize what is our loss is heaven's eternal ?.
Note: She is the wife of Jacob Keithley

 

Minnie A. Icenogle Keeran
 

Rushville Times, Wednesday, April 11, 2001, page 15, column 3
Minnie A. Keeran, 90, of Industry, died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born Oct. 28, 1910, in Industry, the daughter of George and Elsie Frakes Icenogle. She married Edward Keeran in 1938 in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1967.
She is survived by one daughter, Geoa Kerran of Industry; one son, Lyle Gene (wife Pamela) Keeran of Colchester; and three grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and four brothers, Henry, Ivan, Orville and Jessie.
She had lived all her life in the Rushville and Industry area. She had attended Western Illinois University. She had worked as a cook for Industry High School, the Elms Nursing Home and St. Frances Hospital. She also had worked as a nurse's aid at McDonough District Hospital. She retired in 1972. She was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge.
Graveside services were Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Blackburn Cemetery with the Rev. David Parks officiating. The Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services.

Eagle Publications, April 12, 2001
Minnie A. Keeran
Minnie A. Keeran, 90, of Industry, died at 10:24 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Oct. 28, 1910, in Industry, the daughter of George and Elsie Frakes Icenogle. She married Edward Keeran in 1938 in Rushville. He preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 1967.
She is survived by one daughter, Geoa Keeran, Industry; one son, Lyle Gene (Pamela) Keeran, Colchester; three grandchildren, Keena Lynn (Erik) Hawley, Greenfield, Mass., Karis Lee Keeran, Colchester, and Kaleb Lyle Keeran, Colchester. In addition to her husbnd, she was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Henry, Ivan, Orville and Jessie. Minnie had lived all her life in the Rushville and Industry area. She had attended Western Illinois University. She had worked as a cook for Industry High School, the Elms Nursing Home and St. Francis Hospital. She had also worked as a nurse's aide at McDonough District Hospital. She retired in 1972. She was a former member of the Rebecca Lodge.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 7, 2001, at the Blackburn Cemetery, with the Rev. David Parks officiating.


 



Archie J Kessler
 

Rushville Times, July 12, 2000, page 13, column 3
Archie J. Kessler, 83, of Macomb, died Wednesday July 5, 2000, at the Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb. He was born Jan. 29, 1917, in Astoria, the son of John and Elizabeth Etter Kessler. He married Maxine Hinds in Astoria an Feb. 1, 1938. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 1999.
He is survived by two sons, Max (wife Deb) Kessler of Little York, and Kenneth (wife Donna) Kessler of Bushnell; five grandchildren; four great-grandchilren; and one sister, Ferne Bucher of Astoria.
He also was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mary Kessler, and one brother, Orville Kessler.
Mr. Kessler had lived most of his married life in McDonough County. He was a farmer and also drove a grain truck, hauling grain to local elevators, and to the river elevator. He was a member of the Camp Creek Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8 at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Marshall Litchfield officiated. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.


 



Vera LeIsle Skiles Kinnear


March 19, 1997
LeIsle Kinnear, 96, of Wesley Village, Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died Monday, March 17, 1997, at the Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born March 4, 1901, in Browning Township, Schuyler County, Illinois, to J. Ernest and Carrie Robertson Skiles. She married Meyer Kinnear in Rushville on May 11, 1922. He preceded her in death on Nov. 19, 1980.
She attended Schuyler County schools, graduating from Rushville High School with the class of 1920 and attended Western Illinois State Teachers College. She taught in the elementary schools of Schuyler County, retiring in 1969. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville; Be-kik-a-nin-ee Chapter of the DAR; and the Schuy-Rush Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society.
Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. Jack (Janice) Pickard of Macomb; two grandchildren, Ms. Pamela Pickard Perdue of Winchester, Va., and Lt. Patrick M. Pickard, serving in the United States Navy; one sister, Mrs. Allie Hewitt of Reston, Va.; and one brother, Winfield Skiles of Annandale, Va.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Mrs. Faye Williams and Mrs. Freida Miller; and one brother, Clyde Skiles.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be held at 1 p. m. Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Scott Henley officiating. Buried will be in the Rushville City Cemetery. Calling hours will be from 4 p. m. to 6 p. m. Sunday at the funeral home.


 



R. A. Kirkpatrick Funeral


Rushville Times, March 15, 1906
Samuel Work went to Macomb on Saturday to attend the funeral of his brother-in-law, R. A. Kirkpatrick, an old resident of that city.


Alvin "Buck" Lee Kelly


Eagle Publications, January 27, 2005
Alvin Lee "Buck" Kelly, 66, Macomb, formerly of Huntsville, died at 12:32 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in his home. He was born March 8, 1938, near Adair, the son of Alvin Earl and Lena (Black) Kelly. He married Naomi "Ginger" Moore Dec. 24, 1961, in the Elm Grove Methodist Church near LaPrairie. She survives.
He also survived by one son, Mark Lee (Lisa) Kelly, Plymouth; one daughter, Angela (Mark) Kelly-Jump, Des Moine, Iowa; three grandsons, Dwyer Kelly and Gregory and Ryan Jump; three brothers, Roger Dale (Marcia) Kelly, Plymouth, Michael (Shirley) Kelly, Huntsville, and Larry Kelly, Plymouth; one sister, Wilma (Dean) Janssen, Augusta; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, Betty Belden, Mary Lou Kelly, Jeanette Loren and Imogene Steinkruger; and one brother, Earl Junior Kelly.
He was the retired owner/operator of Kelly Custom Bulldozing and had formerly been employed by Worrell-Jones Hardware, Bowen, Augusta Hardware, Augusta, Columbian Feed and Gunn Construction, Camp Point, and Becraft Construction, Macomb. He was a 1956 graduate of Augusta High School and was of the Methodist Faith. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors and spending time with his grandsons. He was an Army Veteran.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2005, in the Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, with the Pastor Jerry Taylor officiating.
Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Augusta.

 



Bernice E. D'Camp Kelly


Peoria Journal Star, October 27, 1991, Page: D6
Macomb - Bernice E. Kelly, 85, of Macomb, formerly of Littleton died at 3:02 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 1991, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born April 26, 1906, in Brooklyn Township, Schuyler County, to Leal and Mary Redfield D'Camp, she married Raymond Kelly on Nov. 21, 1928, in Rushville. He died on Sept. 1, 1988.
She also was preceded in death by one infant son, Charles Raymond, one infant daughter, Joyce Elaine, three sisters and one brother.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Karl (Annabelle) Royer of Macomb and one grandson, Justin Royer of Industry.
She was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, the Rev. N. Nadine Preston officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral chapel. Burial will be in Littleton Cemetery, Littleton.

 



Robert "Rob" L. Kendrick


Eagle Publications, March 1, 2001
Robert L. "Rob" Kendrick, 41, of Industry, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26, 2001, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
He was born May 7, 1959, at Phelps Hospital in Macomb, to Bob and Luan Teel Kendrick. He married Mary Jane Hampton April 1, 1978. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Israel Lee (Krissa) Kendrick, of Tremont; one daughter, Melissa Jane (Matt Branch) Kendrick, of Table Grove; two sisters, Kathy (Dan) Cassidy, of Table Grove, and Rhonda Kendrick, of Vermont. He is also survived by eight nephews, nine nieces, several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends.
He attended school at VIT and graduated in 1977. He then joined the U.S. Marine Corps and was discharged in August of 1981 from San Diego, Calif. Upon returning to Illinois from the service, he worked at Heartland Healthcare Center (then known as Americana Nursing Center) until the spring of 2000. He then worked for Laverdiere Construction until his death.
He was a member of the Vermont Masonic Lodge #116, the Ipava American Legion #17 and the Vermont Christian Church. He was also an avid hunter, fisherman and camper.
Funeral services will be held Friday, March 2, 2001, at 10:30 a.m. at the Vermont Christian Church, with the Rev. Tim Gilliland officiating. Burial will be in the Harris Cemetery near Table Grove. Full military rites will be conducted at the ceremony by the Ipava American Legion.
Visitation will be tonight (Thursday) at the Clugston-Tibbets Funeral Home in Macomb from 6-8 p.m. Masonic services will be conducted by the Vermont Masonic Lodge at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

 



Helen E. Thurman Kenner


Peoria Journal Star, April 7, 1998, Page: B4
COLCHESTER - Helen E. Kenner, 76, of 436 W. Oak, Jacksonville, formerly of Colchester, died at 1:02 a.m. Saturday, April 4, 1998, at Passavent Hospital in Jacksonville.
Born April 14, 1921, in Rushville to Edward and Elizabeth Ritchey Thurman, she married Foster Burdette Kenner on Aug. 17, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo. She {He} died April 20, 1995. She also was preceded in death by two sisters.
Surviving are one son, Craig of Alameda, Calif.; one daughter, Panny Mallicoat of Marietta; three grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Richey of Jacksonville.
She owned and operated an antique business in Tucson, Ariz., for many years.
She was a member of Vermont Bible Church in Vermont.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Mount Auburn Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate. Friends may call after noon today until the time of services at Jones Mortuary.


 



Maxine V. Hinds Kessler


Eagle Publications, August 19, 1999
Maxine V. Kessler, 82, of 8350 E. 1550th St., died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1999, in St. Francis Medical Center at Peoria.
She was born on June 24, 1917, in Industry to Ross Vern and Anna Mabel Mayall Hinds. She married Archie Kessler on Feb. 1, 1938, at Astoria. He survives.
Survivors include sons Max (Debbie) Kessler of Little York, Kenneth (Donna) Kessler of Macomb; grandchildren Mitchell, Myron, Seth, Hayley Kessler and Pamela Francis; great-grandchildren Ashlyn Loadholtz, Madison Kessler and Brodie Francis; sisters Dorene Randall and Shirley Paul, both of Lewistown; brother Lee Hinds of Havana.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
Kessler lived in Ipava in her early years and was a graduate of Ipava High School and lived most of her life in McDonough County.
She was a housemother for the Theta Chi Fraternity at WIU in the early '70s and was a member and Sunday school teacher at Camp Creek Presbyterian Church in Scotland Township.
Services were Aug. 14 in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb, with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens at Macomb.


 



Doran F. Kindhart


Eagle Publications, September 27, 2001
Doran F. Kindhart, 79, of Macomb, died at 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 24, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born Jan. 10, 1922, in Brown County, the son of Walter and Anna Pratt Douglas.
He is survived by two sons, Don (Pat) Kindhart, Good Hope, and Mike (Thelma) Kindhart, Macomb; one daughter, Letha Beghtol, Macomb; one sister, Nellie Ford, Macomb; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his twin brother, who died in early childhood; two other brothers; three stepbrothers; and one stepsister.
Doran had lived in Media for more than 30 years, where he worked as a farmer for Archie and Gene Heap, until his retirement. He then moved to Macomb to be closer to his children; later, for a short time, he was a resident of the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, 2001, at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with Pastor John Keck officiating. Burial will be at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Media. Memorials may be made to the Doran Kindhart Memorial Fund. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


 



Dave R. Kitch


Peoria Journal Star, October 29, 1994, Page: D7
MACOMB - Dave R. Kitch, 73, of 632 W. Woodbury St. died at 1:10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 1994, at his residence.
Born July 7, 1921, in McDonough County to William Henry and Mary Matilda Cromer Kitch, he married Wanda Roth on July 4, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are one son, Michael of Macomb; two daughters, Mrs. Garry (Sherry) Hopping of Augusta and Mrs. Dick (Kathy) Hance of Macomb; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Arthur of Prairie City, Don of Industry and Charles of Macomb; and two sisters, Eula Porter and Garnet Roth, both of Macomb. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula Kitch, one brother and four sisters.
He owned and operated Kitch Trucking for 55 years.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
There will be no services. Cremation has been accorded. The family will meet with friends after 1 p.m. Sunday at the Kathy Hance residence, 432 W. Fisk St., Macomb. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 



Ida M. Spangler Kitch


Eagle Publications, January 21, 2003
Ida M. Kitch, 89, Delong, died at 10:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born April 18, 1913, in Bushnell, daughter of Simon and Lillian Battin Spangler.
She married Charles Kitch, Nov. 25, 1933, in Bushnell. He died Aug. 28, 1997.
Surviving are a daughter, Lucille (Leroy) Adolphson, Knoxville; two brothers, Ernest Spangler and Duane Spangler, both of Bushnell; three sisters, Mary Cadwalader, Hot Springs, Ariz., Loena Yocum, Avon and Evelyn Griffith, Bushnell; a grandson and a granddaughter; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
She and her husband farmed in the Macomb area most of their life, retiring in Delong in 1995.
She is a former member of the McDonough County Homemakers Extension Association, Household Science Club, Illinois Stock Horse Association, Prairie Saddle Club, and was a horsewoman of the Western horse and harness ponies.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with the Rev. Michel D. Clark officiating.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the Knoxville Youth League or Knoxville Grace Lutheran Church.

 



Michael Kitch


Peoria Journal Star, April 30, 2003, Page: B04
MACOMB - Mike Kitch, 57, of 7630 N. 1650th died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, April 28, 2003, at his residence.
Born Nov. 19, 1945, in Macomb to Dave and Wanda Roth Kitch, he married Mary Childs on Feb. 10, 1967, in Cairo, Ga. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Steve (and Jessica) of Macomb and Fred (and Tiffany) of Blandinsville; two sisters, Sherry Hopping of Augusta and Kathy (and Dick) Hance of Macomb; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister.
He was a Vietnam War Army veteran and a member of American Legion Post 6.
He owned and operated Mike Kitch Trucking with his sons for more than 40 years.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb. The Rev. Jerry Trecek will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by the Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion.

 



Wanda M. Roth Kitch


Peoria Journal Star, November 27, 1997, Page: D6
MACOMB - Wanda M. Kitch, 71, of 632 W. Woodbury died at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 1997, in McDonough District Hospital.
Born April 8, 1926, in Macomb to LeRoy and Farris Hanning Roth, she married Dave Kitch on July 4, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Oct. 27, 1994. She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Paula; and one brother, .
Surviving are one son, Michael of Macomb; two daughters, Mrs. Garry (Sherry) Hopping of Augusta and Mrs. Dick (Kathy) Hance of Macomb; two sisters, Patricia Statler of Macomb and Wyllodeane Dennis of Griggsville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Michael Kitch residence, Rural Route 1, Macomb. Burial of ashes will be at the family farm following the visitation. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 



Russell Walter Klinedinst


Peoria Journal Star, February 7, 1994, Page: B2
VERMONT - Russell W. Klinedinst, 91, of Vermont died at 1:28 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born Nov. 28, 1902, in Woodland Township to Luther L. and Laura Jane Engle Klinedinst, he married M. Maxine Tuthill on March 31, 1924, in Havana. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Parry of Macomb and Mrs. Harry (Virginia) Thomas of Littleton; two sons, Luther L. of Bushnell and William K. of Vermont; one brother, Laurel of Havana; two sisters, Ethel VanMiddlesworth of Lewistown and Floriene Bohler of Canton; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Four brothers preceded him in death.
He was a retired farmer.
He was a member of Isabel Church in Duncan Mills.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kost Memorial Home. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday at the memorial home. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery in Ipava.


 



Barbara Irene Hendrickson Knowles


Eagle Publications, November 15, 2005
Barbara Irene (Hendrickson) Knowles, 79, a resident of Montebello Manor Health Care Center, Hamilton, formerly of Plymouth, died at 10:30, a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005, in Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk, Iowa.
She was born March 15, 1926, near Colchester, the daughter of Dallas and Edna (Faulkner) Hendrickson. She married Philip Wayne Knowles Aug. 15, 1948, in Plymouth. He survives.
She is also survived by three sons, Gatton Wayne Knowles, Plymouth, James Mark Knowles, Reeds Spring, Mo., and Lyle Brett Knowles, Pershastin, Wash., two brothers, Harold R. Hendrickson Pershastin, Wash., and Dwayne D. Hendrickson, Leavensworth, Wash.; one sister Sharon K. Voss, Centralia, Wash.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, William Spencer Hendrickson, James Merle Hendrickson, and Clifford R. Hendrickson.
She was a homemaker and also an ederly care giver and new born baby and new mother care giver. She attended the First Baptist Church, Plymouth and was a 30 plus year member of the Royal Neighbors.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, in Hamilton Funeral Home, Plymouth, with the Rev. Jerry Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rosemont Cemetery, Plymouth.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 15, 2005, at the Funeral Home.

 



Donald E. Koppelman


Peoria Journal Star, December 8, 1991, Page: D6
Rushville - Donald E. Koppelman, 61, of Rushville died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Born Oct. 19, 1930, in Beardstown to Emil W. and Edna Boyd Koppelman, he married Millie Ryan on June 18, 1955, in Beardstown. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Craig (Karen) Robbins of Macomb and Kris Koppelman of Springfield; one brother, James of Bluffs; one sister, Mrs. Gerald (Alberta) Craggs of Hammond, Ind.; three grandsons; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
He was a journeyman meterman for Central Illinois Public Service for the past 36 years.
He was a Korean War Navy veteran and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Rushville.
He also was a member and commander of Schuyler County American Legion Post 4, served on the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years and was a former member and past president of the Rushville Chamber of Commerce.
He formerly was an alderman on the Rushville City Council, and he was a past member of the Rushville Lions Club. He also decorated the Rushville square during the Christmas season.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville, the Rev. Joseph Eckman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral chapel, where military rites will be conducted at 7. Burial will be in the Rushville City Cemetery.

State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 8, 1991
Donald E. Koppelman
Donald E. Koppelman, 61, of Rushville died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Medical Center.
He was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Beardstown, the son of Emil W. and Edna Boyd Koppelman. He married Millie Ryan in 1955 in Beardstown. One brother, Emil Jr., and one sister, Dorothy Fielden, preceded him in death.
Mr. Koppelman was a meterman journeyman for Central Illinois Power Service for 36 years. He served on the Rushville Volunteer Fire Department for 27 years. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Rushville, commander of Schuyler American Legion Post 4, past president of the Rushville Chamber of Commerce, past Rushville city alderman, past member of the Rushville Lions Club and a Navy veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving are his wife, Millie; two daughters, Craig (Karen) Robbins of Macomb and Kris Koppelman of Springfield; three grandsons; one brother, James of Bluffs; one sister, Mrs. Gerald (Alberta) Craggs of Hammond, Ind.; several nieces and nephews.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, with the Rev. Joseph Eckman officiating. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.

 



Linda L. Wayland Kreps


Eagle Publications, September 16, 1999
Linda L. Kreps, 62, of 322 W. Piper St., died at 8:36 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 1999, in her home.
She was born on Feb. 8, 1937, at Colchester, a daughter of Cecil "Buss" and Jessie Wilcoxen Wayland. She married Kenneth Kreps on June 19, 1954, at Colchester. They were later divorced.
Survivors include son Max Kreps of Macomb; daughters Jan Gann of Dallas, Texas, Joyce Stoneking of Macomb; grandchildren Jason and Derek Kreps, Josh Frier; brother Michael Wayland of San Jose; sister Sylvia Swanson of Bolingbrook.
She was proud that her grandsons presently are serving in the Marine Corps.
Mrs. Kreps lived most of her life in Colchester and Macomb. She worked 21 years for Macomb Holiday Inn and was a member of Colchester Christian Church.
Services were Monday in Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Rev. James Stovall officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


 



Okle F. Leonard Kreps


Peoria Journal Star, November 10, 1991, Page: D5
Macomb - Okle F. Kreps, 90, of Pinole, Calif., formerly of McDonough County, died Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 1991, at her residence.
Born Oct. 26, 1901, in Canton, Mo., to the Rev. Franklin and Effie Belle Newell Leonard, she married Ralph E. Kreps on Sept. 21, 1929. He died Jan. 22, 1978. She is survived by one son, Dr. Eugene of Larksper, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Richard (Elizabeth) Laws of Moline and Mrs. Theodore (Marlene) Geheb of Birmingham, Mich.; five sisters, Frances Keithley of Macomb, Virginia Munson of Glen Ellyn, Lucille Hill of Monmouth, Mary Carty of Raymore, Mo., and Margaret Morrow of Point Benicia, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She and her husband were World Book Encyclopedia representatives for many years.
She was a member of Christian Church in Richmond, Calif.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb, the Revs. Everett Munson and James Stovall officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


 



Freida E. Jones Cagle Kugler


Peoria Journal Star, January 25, 1997, Page: D9
MACOMB - Freida E. Kugler, 63, of 216 S. Ward St. died at 6:01 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, 1997, at her residence.
Born July 26, 1933, in Ray to John and Gladys Toland Jones, she married George Cagle on July 22, 1961. He died Oct. 8, 1968. She married Bill Kugler on Sept. 3, 1983, in Macomb. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Robert Cagle of Macomb; two daughters, Ronda Johnson of Macomb and Ronelle Childers of Hamilton; eight grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Randy Cagle and Reggie Cagle; two daughters, Ray Ann Cagle and Randa Cagle; and three brothers.
Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. A. Lee Unger will officiate. Cremation has been accorded.

 

Joseph W. Kellum
 

Industry Press, July 6, 1922
Joseph W. Kellum died in Chicago on June 30. He was born in Ohio to William and Rachel Kellum.
He married Elizabeth Brooks in 1873.
Children are Adeline Roudebush of Rock Island, John Wm. of Littleton, Floyd Eugene of Industry, Albert Franklin of Moline, Ernest Edwin of Littleton, Katie Lurline Shores of Vermont, Frannie Burnis and Ethel Vivian at home. One daughter, Mrs. Myrtle Roudebush is deceased.
Note: buried Industry Cemetery, Section O-53, McDonough County, IL: Joseph Kellum 1849-1922, Elizabeth Kellum 1857-1923.

 

Jane Taggart Kugler


Mrs. Jane Taggart Kugler was born July 9, 1842 and died July 14, 1928, age 86 years, 5 days. Jane Taggart is the daughter of John and Jane Taggart. She was born in Cadis Ohio, where she grew to womanhood. On August 26, 1862 she was united in marriage to George Kugler in Belmont, Ohio. Soon after this event they established a home at Georgetown, Ohio where their first child was born, William born November 29, 1863. About 1863 they left Ohio and came to Illinois, finding a residence in Fulton County. Here seven more children came to gladden their home. Jesse in 1865, died Sept. 3, 1918; Mary in 1867; Elizabeth in 1868; George, 1870; Annie, 1872; Ida, 1874; died in 1906; and one little infant who tarried not over a day. About 1875 they moved to Bardolph, Ill. in McDonough County and there four more children were born, Francis in 1876, Charles, 1879; Clarence, 1882; Henry, 1885; died Nov. 13, 1895. Of the family of twelve children five are deceased and seven are living at the following addresses, William at Bushnell; Mrs. Mary Rose at Bushnell; Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Mrs. Annie Boozel, Memphis, Mo.; Francis at Macomb, Ill.; Charles at Wyconda, Mo.; Clarence at Macomb, Ill. The grandchildren of this fruitful family are named in order: William Kugler's children. Mrs. Lulu Vance, Loren Kugler, Howard and Francis Kugler; Jessie Kugler's - Mrs. Lena McCurdy, Eva Bradford, John Kugler; Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson's - Mrs. Myrtle Berterman, Mrs. Jessie Bayless, Clifford Thompson, Ethel , deceased, Harry and Perry twins, J. W. Harvey, and Dollie Mae, deceased; Mrs. Ida Mullen's - Mrs. Alice Jones, Orville Mullen, Harry Mullen, Jessie Mullen; Mrs. Annie Boozel's - Mrs. Jennie Skates, Alta Boozel, Mrs. Hazel Kirkpatrick; Frank Kugler's - Wilber, Louise, Royal; Charles Kugler's - Olan and Claudie, Mrs. Elma K. Kennon, Herlin Leyverne, deceased, Vaugin, and Mary Elizabeth; Clarence Kugler's - Floyd, Rex, Burrel, Oral, Zelma, Irene and Geraldine. The total number of grandchildren 42; total number of great grandchildren 60; and two great great grandchildren, Luella Wilson and Clarence Bradley, Jr. The total number of descendants is 104. The years of this life divide themselves into three periods - twenty years of girlhood, twenty-seven years of wedlock, thirty-nine years of widowhood. Twenty-three of these as counciler of her household, 16 of these are borrowed time, 86 years the span of her life. Mrs. Jane Kugler was a member of a large family, one of which survives, Mrs. Maggie Willis of Good Hope, Ill. [unknown newspaper, July 1928 - submitted by Lyle E. Kugler]

 

 

 
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