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McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 

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[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
 

 

Bessie Blanche Leighty

Bessie Blanche Leighty died at the home of her mother, Mrs. Samuel Leighty, 315 South McArthur street, Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock of typhoid fever, after an illness of three weeks, aged 29 years, 2 months and 14 days. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Methodist church in Adair, Rev. Garvin officiating. Interment was in the Pennington Point cemetery.

Deceased was a daughter of Samuel and Florence Leighty and was born near Adair, Sept. 19, 1881, and moved to Macomb, Sept. 19, 1910, from that place. Her father died two years ago at Adair. She is survived by her mother, two brothers, Fred S. and C.V. and one sister, Grace, all of Macomb.
[2 Dec 1910, Submitted by K. Torp]



Jacob M. Leighty

Jacob M. Leighty died at his home in this village Monday morning Jan. 13, [1901] at 8:15 o'clock, aged 79 years, 1 month and 13 days.

Jacob M. Leighty was born in Fayette county, Pa., Nov. 30, 1822. Was married Sept. 12, 1845 to Mary Hair. To this union seven children, six sons and one daughter were born, five of whom are living. They are: Lentellas L., Joseph H., Daniel, James W. and Mrs. Susan Coder and John. Daniel and John live in Pennsylvania; the other three live in and near Good Hope and were at his bedside when he died. His recent illness dates back about two weeks, although his health has been failing for more than a year.

His wife died May 28th, 1876.

"Uncle Jacob" as he was familiarly called, had many friends who will miss his pleasant and familiar face. Unlike most men of his age, he did not take on that childish nature which we so often see manifested in the aged. He was always bright and jovial and was a pleasure to be in company with.
[Submitted by K. Torp]

 


Lyman Leighty
 
Lyman Leighty, 96, of Macomb, a retired farmer, died at 7:05 p.m. Saturday [6 Nov. 1967] at the Westfall Nursing Home in Prairie City. He had been in ill health several years and seriously ill the past eight weeks. Mr. Leighty entered the nursing home Jan. 27, 1961.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Clugston Chapel. The Rev. Cecil Swindle will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

Mr. Leighty was born June 11, 1871 near Adair to Isaac and Samantha Snowden Leighty. He moved with his family to Nebraska in early childhood. When he was seven, his father died and he returned to McDonough County where he continued to reside except for one year in Clear Lake, Minn. He moved to Macomb in 1911. He was a member of the Adair Methodist church and former member of Tri-State and Modern Woodman lodges.

[Submitted by K. Torp]
 


Ruth Leighty
 
Ruth Leighty, age 94, formerly of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 7:36 p.m. Thursday, January 28, 1999 at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville.

Born August 7, 1904 in Chalmers Twp, McDonough County to William and Della Fugate martin, she married Lewis Ray Leighty on August 8, 1924. He died September 11, 1961. Two brothers and one great-grandson also preceded her in death. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Eldon (Ruth) Ceder of Blandinsville; two sons, Donald of Roseville and Eugene of Quincy; one brother, Herman martin of Lansing; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. She worked in housekeeping at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for several years and later was a seamstress. She attended Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb with Revs. Randall Whitmire and Jim Oliver officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.

[Submitted by K. Torp]



LaVerne Longcor
 
YOUTH 16, DIES OF ACUTE NEPHRITIS

LaVerne Longcor, aged 16, who has been making his home with Mr. and Mrs. A. Miner of Adair, passed away at the St. Francis hospital early this morning, death being caused by acute nephritis, The youth and his sister have lived with the Miner family since last March. The youth had been a patient at the hospital for the past four days.

Funeral arrangements have not been completed yet, but the services will be held from the Hainline Memorial.

[Unknown Submitter.... This was September 20, 1932 but not sure what newspaper it was from and am hoping to get the actual obit of his.]


Jess W. Lester
 
PLYMOUTH - Services for Jess W. Lester, 71 of Bowen are 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth.
 
 
The 26-year employee of the Cudahy Packing Company of Phoenix, Ariz., died at 5:00 p.m. Saturday March 21, 1987 at his residence in Bowen. The Rev. Henry Nash will conduct services. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.
 
Friends may call at the Funeral Home anytime after noon Tuesday. Visitation is 7- 9 p.m. Tuesday.
He was born July 15, 1915 in Bentley, a son to Kyle and Fannie Mae (Crawford) Lester. He married Irene L. Fountain March 23, 1936 in Mt. Sterling. She survives. Also surviving are Mr. Lester are his stepfather, Gene Garner of Macomb, one son Jesse Lester Jr. of Sutterville, Penn.; two sisters, Bernice Clark of Plymouth and Willia Mae Ragsdale of Augusta; and one grandson.

 
He was preceded in death by a daughter Shirley Ann Lester.

Following his retirement in 1983, he returned to Bowen. He was a graduate of Colchester High School.
 


Irene C. Fountain Lester

PLYMOUTH - Services for Irene C. Lester, 66 of Sutterville, Penn., are at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Hamilton Funeral Home here. The former Bowen resident died Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1988 in Mercy Hospital at Pittsburgh, Penn.

The Rev. Henry Nash will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery at Macomb.

Family visitation is 7 - 9 p.m. Sunday at the Plymouth Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 14, 1922 in Macomb, a daughter of James K. and Lillie L. (Barrett) Fountain. She married Jesse W. Lester Sr., March 23, 1936 in Mt. Sterling. He died March 21, 1987.

Surviving are a son Jesse Lester Jr. of Sutterville: two grandchildren; and a half sister Joan Campbell of Springfield, Mo.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Shirley Ann Lester, and her grandparents Charles and Florence (Parrack) Barrett, in who's home she was raised.
 

Velma Maxine Ford Long


Eagle Publications, July 12, 2005
Velma Maxine Long, 74, Prairie City, formerly of Bushnell, died at 2:05 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at Prairie City Nursing Center, Prairie City. She was born April 11, 1931, in Good Hope, the daughter of Enoch and Pansy (Duncan) Ford. She married Robert D. Long Dec. 6, 1975, in Havana. He preceded her in death July 10, 1982. She is survived by one daughter, Cindy Coulter, Heyworth; one grandchild; one brother, Donald Ford, Gallipolis, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary Zirkle, Macomb, and Karen Cooper, Ft. Madison, Iowa. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. She worked for King Sealy, Macomb from 1957 until it closed in 1984. She later owned and operated the Highway Cafe in Bushnell until she retired. Graveside services were held Saturday, July 9, 2005, at the Bushnell Cemetery, with Pastor Terry Broady officiating. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sadie G. Learned


Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Sadie G. Learned, 66, Bushnell, died at 7:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Wesley Village Health Care Center.
She was born July 18, 1935, in Ray, the daughter of Roy and Anna Taylor Learned. She is survived by one brother, Robert (Grace) Learned, Texas; and four sisters, Marjorie Ellis, Bushnell, Mary (Jackie) McCormick, Macomb, Anna May Walton, Macomb, and Rosalie (Lee) Shumaker, Ellisville. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Davis and Betty Ellefretz; and one brother, Durward Learned. She was active in child care in Bushnell. She was a member of the Bushnell Nazarene Church. Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Fred Tipton officiating.


Dorothy Ruth Hill Lampitt


Dorothy Ruth Hill Lampitt, 87, of Macomb, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2011, with family by her side at Bickford Cottage in Macomb. She was born Feb. 20, 1924, in Pekin, to Floyd K. and Ruth Lane Hill. She married Benjamin Elmer Lampitt II on June 1, 1947, in Pekin. They were married for 43 years before Ben's death Jan. 26, 1991. She is also preceded by her parents, Floyd K. Hill and Ruth J. Lane Hill; and one brother, William Hill. She is survived by her children, Nancy (John) Mihich of Munster, Ind., Benjamin (Kimberly) Lampitt of Blandinsville and David (Chiko) Lampitt of Overland Park, Kan. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Amy Jackson, Ginger (Tracy) Thorstad, Matthew, Shikara and Crystle Lampitt, Rachel, John, Sarah and Martha Mihich; two stepgrandchildren, Cory and Jenna Staake; and her great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Sam, Logan, Jacob and Harrison Jackson and Hanna, Tucker and Parker Thorstad. Dorothy and her husband and family were longtime residents of Jacksonville. Dorothy graduated from Illinois Masonic Nursing School in 1945 with an R.N. degree with a specialization in Surgical Nursing. She worked for many years at Passavant Hospital in Jacksonville. She was a longtime member of Salem Lutheran Church of Jacksonville and most recently Immanuel Lutheran Church of Macomb. Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Pastor Michael Burdick officiating. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. [Jacksonville Journal Courier, Jacksonville, IL - Sub. by Ella Tittsworth]

 

 

Patricia J. McMurl Landrith


Rushville Times, April 12, 2000, page 15, column 6
Patricia J. Landrith, 65, of Macomb, died Monday, April 10, 2000, at the Wesley Village Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born May 10, 1934, in Beardstown, the daughter of the late Roy W. and Mildred C. (Trotter) McMurl. She married Russell Landrith. He preceded her in death.
A nurse's aide, she worked at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb and at various health care facilities in Jacksonville and Springfield. She was a member of the Tabernacle of God Church in Colchester.
Surviving are two sons, David (wife, Julie) of Dallas, Texas, and Dewayne (wife, Tammy) of Macomb; two daughters, Debbie Sue Clair of San Jose and Donna Boyd of Beardstown; six grandchildren; three brothers, Roy McMurl (wife, Ruby) of Kansas, Rev. John McMurl (wife, Joan A.) of Colchester, and Rev. Glen McMurl (wife, Darlene) of Jacksonville; and one sister, Cleon D. Crow of Pompano Beach, Fla. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one son, Dale Wayne Landrith.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Donald Sutton officiating. Burial of the cremains will follow in the Messerer Cemetery near Frederick. There will be no visitation.


 



2 year old Son of Vern Lawson


Rushville Times, September 27, 1923
Funeral services for the 2 year old son of Vern Lawson and wife of Colchester, was conducted at the M. E. church, Sunday afternoon.


 



Alfred Verne Learned


Rushville Times, September 12, 2001, page 15, column 2
Alfred Verne Learned, 74, of Newport, Ark., died Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2001, at Little Rock, Ark.
He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Erwin, Ill., the son of Aaron and Ethel Marie Barbie Learned. He married Goldie McCance and she preceded him in death.
He was a self employed carpenter and electrician, retiring in September 1997. He was of the Church of God faith, a U.S. Army Air Force veteran, and enjoyed reading.
He is survived by two brothers, Marion Learned of Newport, Ark., and Glenn Learned of Bushnell; and one sister, Leatha Weber of Macomb.
Funeral services were Thursday, Sept. 6, at Grace Free Will Baptist Church in Diaz, Ark., with Rev. Orville Berg officiating. Graveside committal services were Saturday at the Point Pleasant Cemetery in rural Fulton County, with Rev. Michael Brown officiating.

Eagle Publications, September 13, 2001
Alfred Verne Learned
Alfred Verne Learned, 74 of, Newport, Ark., a former McDonough County resident, died Tuesday Sept. 4, 2001, at Little Rock, Ark. He was born Sept. 27, 1926, in Erwin, the son of Aaron and Ethel Marie Barbie Learned. He married Goldie McCance; she preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers, Marion Learned, Newport, Ark., and Glenn Learned, Bushnell; and one sister, Leatha Weber, Macomb. He was a self employed carpenter and electrician, retiring in September 1997. He was of the Church of God faith. Mr. Learned was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran. He enjoyed reading. Funeral services were held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2001, at Grace Free Will Baptist Church, Diaz, Ark., with the Rev. Orville Berg officiating. Graveside committal services were held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001, at the Point Pleasant Cemetery, rural Fulton County, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating.


 



Brendan Lee Lewis


Rushville Times, June 14, 2000, page 13, column 3
Brendan Lee Lewis, infant son of Kyle and Kimberly (Adducci) Lewis, of Industry, was stillborn Friday, June 9, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Surviving are his parents of Industry; maternal grandparents, Richard and Janice Adducci of Shererville, Ind.; paternal grandparents, Alfred "Mike" and Betty Lewis of Oquawka; maternal great-grandparents, Leo and Josephine DeMarche of Shererville, Ind; and Clementine Adducci of Crete, Ill, several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Private graveside services were Tuesday at the Industry Cemetery at Industry with Father Richard Pricco officiating. Burial followed in the Industry Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.

 




James Monroe Litchfield


James Monroe Litchfield was born in Fulton County, December 4, 1852 died at his home about 8 miles east of Bushnell, December 28, 1910, of pneumonia, Aged 48 years and 22 days. He was the son of James and Jane Livingston-Litchfield. He was married to Miss Mary H. Walters March 2, 1888 and to this union ten children was born who with the mother are left to mourn the departure of their loved one. Fred, Willie, Ross, Stella, Albert, Maggie, Manford, Perry and David.
He is also survived by one brother and five sisters, Manford Litchfield, Mrs. Lizzie Danner, Mrs. Emily Switzer, of Astoria, Ill., Mrs. Jane Burrows, of Littleton, Mrs. Martha McDonald, Adair, Ill., Mrs. Ollie Aten, Scotland Co., Mo.
He, was a member of the United Brethren church and also a member of the M. W. A. and the I. O. O. F. societies. Mr. Litchfield has been a resident of the Adair vicinity for a number of years until the past year, and was well known here and leaves a host of friends to mourn his departure as he was a man that was held in high esteem.
It is sad to give up one whose influence among men was for good, yet He who doeth all things well, makes no mistakes. The human link snapped asunder on earth is forged anew in heaven We fain would say a word of comfort to the stricken we can but let our tears flow in sympathy with theirs, and point them to the promise , "At eventide it shall be light."
Funeral services were held at the Pilot Grove church, at 12:00 o'clock, Tuesday the Rev. W. G. Hamilton preaching the sermon. The remains were buried among the resting place of old friends in the Miner cemetery.
The Odd Fellows, escorted by the Modern Woodmen, had charge of the burial services.
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."
Note: Missing from obit is Olen, born January 15, 1892, died November 19, 1971.


 



Bettie Lutz


Died at New Philadelphia.
Mrs. Bettie Lutz, wife of Henry Lutz, of New Philadelphia, died Sunday, Jan. 1, 1899, at her home near that place. Her age was 74 years and she had been a member of the United Brethren church for fifty-one years. A number of relatives from here attended the funeral services Tuesday.
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."


Leslie Ivan Lancaster


Peoria Journal Star, November 14, 1996, Page: D8
INDUSTRY - Leslie Ivan Lancaster, 83, of 18355 N. 50th Road died at 4:10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 1996, at his home.
Born July 24, 1913, in Schuyler County to Lewis and Emma Greuel Lancaster, he married Wilda Walton on Nov. 17, 1940, in Secor. She died June 1, 1991. One sister, one brother and one granddaughter also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald of Industry and Ivan of Monmouth; three daughters, Mrs. Wilford (Pat) Kreisel of Lees Summit, Mo., Mrs. Elliott (Shirley) Allen of Rochester and Mrs. Lee (Sharon) Wills of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Mabel Eddington of Industry; 10 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was a farmer. He was a member of Church of Christ in Astoria.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Chockley Cemetery in Eldorado Township, near Industry.

 



Max B. Landis


Eagle Publications, May 30, 2002
Max B. Landis, 89, Macomb, died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born May 3, 1913, in McDonough County, the son of Edward and Naomi "Nima" Berglund Landis. He married Iola I. Plate Feb. 25, 1935, in Palmyra, Mo.; she survives.
He is also survived by one son, Larry Max (Sue) Landis, Spearfish, S. D.; two daughters, Iola Luan Vincent, St. Cloud, Fla., and Iris Lorraine (Gary) Nutt, Springfield; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Oral, Lee and Gerald.
He was a farmer all of his life and a member of the Farm Bureau. He also attended Gem City Business College. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 5, 2002, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


 



Lena C. Sorrells Larson


Eagle Publications, September 13, 2001
Lena C. Larson, 88, of RR Berwick, died at 6:40 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, 2001 at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born Jan. 7, 1913 at Industry, Ill., the daughter of John and Amy Dugger Sorrells. She married Jesse F. Larson, Sept.15, 1938 in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death on Aug. 19, 1987.
Survivors include one son, Roger (Beverly) Larson, Roseville; one daughter, Linda (Mike) Caruso, Peoria and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and three sisters.
She attended school near Industry and after her eighth grade graduation she entertained at area fairs, festivals and theaters singing country western songs and playing her mandolin.
She moved to Rural Berwick after her marriage where she was a homemaker and farm wife.
She was of the Methodist Faith and a lifetime member of the Illinois Sheriff's Association.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Abingdon Cemetery with Rev. Todd Henderson officiating.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.

 



Gladys Angeline Kimble Higgins Lathrop


Peoria Journal Star, June 17, 1999, Page: B5
MACOMB - Gladys Higgins Lathrop, 93, of the Elms Nursing Home died at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, June 16, 1999, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born June 15, 1906, in McDonough County to Frank and Vira Toland Kimble, she married Harley H. Higgins on July 3, 1924, in Rushville. He died in October 1968. She married Duane W. Lathrop on July 10, 1974, in Dwight. He died in June 1984. One son, H. Dale Higgins, one brother and one grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Bernard Higgins of Galesburg; one brother, Marvin Kimble of Slater, Mo.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was active in Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, Ill.
She was a housemother to many Western Illinois University students at her residence in Macomb.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. The Rev. Loren Curtis will officiate. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.

 



Charles "Wayne" Lawrence


Eagle Publications, January 3, 2002
Charles "Wayne" Lawrence, 76, Macomb, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2001, at Prairie City Health Care Center.
He was born Jan. 13, 1925, in Macomb, the son of Henry and Katie Wilcox Lawrence. He married Opal Jones Aug. 19, 1949, in Prairie City. She survives.
He is also survived by three daughters, Beverly (Clyde) Rittenhouse, Colchester, Teresa (Scott) Foster, Columbia, Mo., and Denise (John) Drawes, Canton, Mo.; nine grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and seven sisters, Martha Dansart, Ruth Booker, Lora Butcher, Margaret Blevins, Barbara Toepfer, Joyce Derry and Sharon Gamage.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Mr. Lawrence served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was retired from the Maytag Corporation, where he had worked for 26 years. He was a welder and a union steward. He was a member of American Legion Post #6, VFW Post 1921 and the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers.
Graveside services were held Monday, Dec. 24, 2001, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating, and with military rites accorded by his American Legion and VFW posts.


 



Edith "Pat" Swearingen Lawyer


Peoria Journal Star, July 29, 1993, Page: A8
MACOMB - Edith "Pat" Lawyer, 91, of Wesley Village died at 3:13 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, 1993, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Feb. 14, 1902, in McDonough County to Hugh and Mary Toland Swearingen, she married Herbert C. Lawyer on June 8, 1924. He died May 19, 1964. One grandson also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Cathy Edwards Elliott, and two great-grandchildren, Jennifer Casey Elliott and Stuart Elliott, all of Jackson, Miss.; and many nieces and nephews. One adopted daughter, Willajean Swearingen, five brothers, seven sisters and one grandson preceded her in death.
She was involved in activities at Camp Ellis during World War II. She attended Knox College. She was a teacher at Camp Creek County School and then taught first and second grades at Industry School.
She later worked as a secretary for her husband at a Buick dealership.
She was a member of the Macomb Women's Club.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. David Pease will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

 



Jared Joe Lawyer


Peoria Journal Star, March 15, 1996, Page: C6
INDUSTRY - Services for Jared Joe Lawyer, 21, of 4705 E. 1800th Road, who was pronounced dead at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 1996, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb, will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Scott Jones will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery.
He died after his motorcycle struck a deer in Macomb.
He was born March 29, 1974, in Macomb to Kenneth "Joe" and Rebecca Toland Lawyer.
Surviving are his parents of rural Industry; one brother, Nick of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and grandparents, Kline and Hazel Toland of Industry. His paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother preceded him in death.
He was a senior at Western Illinois University in Macomb, majoring in industrial engineering and technology.
He worked at Aurelio's Pizza and was a member of the YMCA, both in Macomb.


 



Dorthea Louise Allen Lee


Eagle Publications, October 18, 2001
Funeral services for Dorthea Louise Lee, 79, Roseville, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville. The Rev. Gina Sheridan and the Rev. Michael Brown officiated and interment was in Roseville Cemetery.
Mrs. Lee passed away on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, at 9:38 a.m. at her residence. Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Hospice, the Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith, or the Roseville United Methodist Church.
A daughter of Harold and Ruth Maddock Allen, she was born Aug. 1, 1922, in Ripley. She married Albert Lee on April 2, 1970, in Macomb, who survives.
She also leaves: a brother, Robert Allen, Auburn; a sister, Edna Mae Buesterhaus, Quincy; and several nieces and nephews.
A brother and a sister preceded her in death.
Mrs. graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing, Macomb, where she worked for many years until it closed. She then worked for Western Illinois University Health Center for many years.
She was a charter member of Macomb Church of God-Abrahamic Faith in Macomb, a member of the Roseville Chapter N of P.E.O. and the Roseville Woman's Club.


 



Dorothy L. Rush Leighty


Eagle Publications, July 19, 2001
Dorothy L. Leighty, 89, of Macomb, died at 8:50 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Macomb, the daughter of Allen and Emma Kirch Rush. She married Lyman Dale Leighty Dec. 12, 1936, in Rushville. He survives.
She is also survived by one daughter-in-law, Shirlene Leighty, Quincy; and two grandchildren, Ryan Allan Leighty and Allison Rhea Leighty.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death one son, Lyman Allen Leighty; two sisters, Helen Sherman and Mildred Rush, and one half brother, Roy Rush.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Macomb and McDonough County Republican Women; she was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to grow roses at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 19 at the Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating.

 



Irvin G. Leighty


Eagle Publications, January 31, 2002
Irvin G. Leighty, 88, 322 W. Piper St., Macomb, Ill. formerly of Colchester passed away at 7:54 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2002 at the Heartland Health Care Center of Macomb, Ill.
He was born February 25, 1913 Chamlers Twp., McDonough County the son of Lyman and Gertrude E. (Sheesley) Leighty. He married Lotus Riden December 10, 1937 in Kahoka, Mo. She passed away July 24, 1980.
Survivors are: Nieces and Nephews; Duane and Alleyne Leighty, Augusta, Ill., Janet Leighty, Wichita, Kan., Catherine Hickethorn, W. Burlington, Iowa, Rose Ann and Buzz Pulse, Dean and Lois Twaddle, Melvin and Marcia Twaddle and Lovena (Pude) and Albert Mullett all of Macomb, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, Lyman Dale Leighty and W. Ralph Leighty, one sister, Vera Elizabeth Twaddle, one Nephew, Allen Leighty and one Niece, Shirley Leighty.
He was a retired farmer and a member of the Colchester First Christian Church.
Service were Wednesday, January 30, 2002 at the Jones Mortuary of Colchester with Rev. Ernest Louderman officiating. Friends called at the Hones Mortuary after 9 a.m. Tuesday till time of service. Burial was in Forest Lawn in Macomb, Ill. Memorial may be made to the donor's choice.

 



Lawrence "Sock" C. Long


Peoria Journal Star, February 2, 1998, Page: D8
BLANDINSVILLE - Lawrence C. "Sock" Long, 84, of Blandinsville died at 2:36 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 1, 1998, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born June 15, 1913, in Terre Haute Township to Luther and Evelyn Alton Long, he married Maxine Bice Ferguson on April 29, 1948. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Larry Long of Blandinsville and James Ferguson of Roseville; three daughters, Mrs. Terry (Jean) Mershon, Judy Oliver and Mrs. Larry (Janet) Johnson, all of LaHarpe; one sister, Aleene Roberts of Chico, Calif.; 12 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Jerilyn, preceded him in death.
A World War II Army Air Forces veteran, he served as an aerial gunner in England from 1942 to 1945. He was a member of Blandinsville American Legion.
He worked for a railroad in his earlier years and later was a bartender. He also was a self-employed painter.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. The Rev. Lee Unger will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Burial will be in LaHarpe Cemetery.

 


Mildred Losasso

Peoria Journal Star, July 27, 2006
Submitted by: Kathryn Todd
 
MACOMB - Mildred A. Losasso, 84, of Macomb, Ill., died at 12:50
a.m. Tuesday, July 25, 2006 at the Heartland Healthcare Center in
Macomb, Ill.     She was born Oct. 29, 1921, in Macomb, Ill., to Barton
and Vera (Broadhead) Boyle.   She married Albert R. Losasso on July 29,
1944, in Macomb, Ill.  He died Oct. 25, 1984.    She was also preceded
in death by her parents and one sister, Margaret (Hap) Miner.   She is
survived by two daughters, Lea Losasso of Peoria, Ill., and Lynne (Ray)
Engman of Edwards, Illl; two grandsons, Erin and Tyler Engman.    
Mildred was a teacher, having last taught at Edison Junior High in
Macomb, Ill.  She retired from teaching in 1978.  She was a graduate of
Western Illinois University with a B.S. in physical education in 1942
and a M.S. in guidance and counseling in 1962    In 1942, she served her
country as a civilian by teaching radio mechanics at Scott Air Force
Base to the GIs who flew B-17s for the Army Air Corps.     She
volunteered in the Literary and GED program at Spoon River College.  She
taught square dancing at the YMCA.     She taught Sunday School at the
First Presbyterian Church.  She was a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the

American Legion Auxillary and a member of their Golden Apple Society and
was a Rotary Ann.    Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July, 28, 2006, at the
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour
prior to the service.   Interment will be private.
 

Frank Litchfield
 

Brother Dies
Frank Litchfield, 83, of Montgomery, Alabama, a former Astoria resident, died this morning at Montgomery. He was a brother of Mrs. Bessie Ball, Miss Sabina Litchfield, Millard and Dewey Litchfield, all of Macomb. Mr and Mrs. Millard Litchfield left this morning for Montgomery to attend the funeral services, which will be held Tuesday. Mr. Litchfield was a former student at Western.
Note: He was the son of Manford Theodore Litchfield and Cleressia/Clarissa "Addie" Adalade Bryan. His birth of February 1882 per the 1900 census makes his death after February 1965. Anne Marie Willis has him married to Margaret Walker.


Eliza Lindsey


Mrs. Eliza G. Lindsey died at her daughter's home in this city [Fairbury, NE] Monday, January 11, of chronic heart disease. Mrs. Lindsey was born April 13, 1835 and was the mother of Mrs. Mowry of this city. For sometime she conducted a boarding house at the corner of F and 3rd streets. The remains were shipped Tuesday to Bushnell, Ill. for burial.

The Fairbury Journal  [Nebraska]
Friday, January 15, 1904
 
 submitted by Kristin Vaughn
 

AVON -- Mrs. Clara Isabelle Lee, 94, of Prairie City died Monday about 4:30 p.m. at Saunders Hospital in Avon.  She was the oldest citizen of Prairie City.
The former Clara Emberling was born May 23, 1868, at Baxter Springs, Kan.  She was married Oct. 28, 1886, at Dawson, Iowa, to Walter B. Lee, who preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Milo of Laramie, Wyo., and Willis of Cheyenne, Wyp., four daughters, Mrs. Mable McCone and Mrs. Bertha Holeman of Prairie City, Mrs. Helen Coffey of Burley, Idaho, and Mrs. Elizabeth Horn of Delton, Mich.; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Brand Funeral Home in Avon.  Burial will be in the Prairie City Cemetery.  Friends may call Wednesday afternoon and evening at the funeral home.
 
Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois)
Tuesday, April 2, 1963
 
Transcribed by: Chandra Hainline 

 

 
 
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