McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


 [Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]

Samuel McClure

(Macomb Journal February 1, 1877)

Died. M'Clure - at his late residence in Bethel township, Friday January 26, 1877. Samuel McClure, in his 66th year. The deceased was born in Cumberland county, Kentucky, June 23, 1811. In 1835 he emigrated to Illinois, and settled in Morgan county, from which place he came to McDonough in the year 1844, where he resided until the time of his death. His remains were taken, Sunday, to the cemetery near Ebenezer church, and there deposited to await the resurrection. Another pioneer has gone.

Arzaidee M McNeeley
Arzaidee M. McNeeley, 89, of Ionia, Mich., formerly of Macomb, died Saturday, June 17, 1995, at Ionia Manor. She was born June 13, 1906, in Bardolph to Edwin and Blanche Berry Elliott. Surviving are two sons, Richard of Birmingham, Ala., and Donald R. of Ionia; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. One daughter, Frances Joan McNeeley, two brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
She was a finisher at Haeger Pottery in Macomb. She was a member of First Christian Church in Macomb. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. James Stovall will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

Peoria Journal Star -
Submitted By Ida Maack Recu

James A Mustain

James A Mustain was born September 24, 1829 in Pittsylvania Co, Virginia. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Mustain, who with a large family moved to this county in the fall of 1832 when deceased was about three years of age, settling on the northwest quarter of Section 16 of Blandinsville township. Here deceased was raised to manhood and lived his entire life in Blandinsville and Scoita townships. He was married on the first day of March 1855 to Emmeline Roberts who died March 4, 1900. To this union six children were born as follows: Elizabeth J Eblesizer of Blandinsville; Anne E Huff, who died August 6, 1879; Douglas Mustain of Scotia township; Frances A Gebbart of Galesburg; James G Mustain of Victoria and Samuel Mustain of Hire Twp. He leaves thirteen grand children and many other relatives. He was the last of his father's family, six brothers and three sisters having passed away. He was a member of the Blandinsville Baptist church and also a member of the Good Hope Lodge No 617, AF & AM. James A Mustain was initiated as an Entered Apprentice Mason on December 3, 1892. Was passed to the degree of Fellow Craft February 28, 1894 and was raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason June 21, 1894 in Good Hope Lodge No 617 at Good Hope, Illinois and has remained a faithful and highly esteemed member until the time of his death which occurred at his home in Blandinsville Thursday, June 1, 1911. He was buried with Masonic honors on Sunday afternoon June 4th by Blandinsville Lodge at the request of the parent lodge. A great crowd was in attendance and the impressive ceremonies were conducted by pastor, Rev J Clark Onager. The interment was in Hillsborough where the beautiful ceremony of the Masonic ritual was carried out. The deceased was one of the pioneers of the vicinity, and was one of its oldest and most .....citizens.

 Coming here as a child seventy-eight years ago, his eyes looked upon a wilderness, where now are rich fields and beautiful homes. No one now living here has had a greater part in making this transformation than he. He lived on the old homestead near Blandinsville and on his neighboring farm in Scotia township during most of his busy life and in that time was among the foremost in every good work for the public interest. He enjoyed the love and highest esteem of every one who knew him and even the stranger who knocked at his gate was never turned away unaided. In his own community he served the public in every office that his time would allow him to fill. He was for a long time a justice of the peace and in his office his honesty and good judgment were never impeached. For many years he served the county as ...the board who erected the present courthouse, and the last one of that board to answer the call of the grim reaper. He was nominated for county clerk at the time that Horace Greeley ran for President, and only the dissatisfaction with the head of the national ticket kept democrats enough away from the poles to cause his defeat by a small margin. He was given the nomination for state senator unsolicited, and the earnest support off all who knew him well swelled his vote beyond the rest of the ticket. Honored as he was by the public, it was in his private life, in his lodge, and church, and home, and in his dealings with men, that his fine manhood and sterling character was best displayed. His life was clean, his word was good as a bond, and his name made respectable and trustworthy anything with which it was associated. His monument is built of love and honor in hearts of hundreds of loving friends who remember him for his goodness, his gentleness and his strength and "were everyone for whom he had a kind act to drop a blossom upon his grave, he a wilderness.

Wilma D. Parrack Martin

Wilma Martin
COLCHESTER - Wilma D. Martin, 75, of 210 E. South St. died at 3:15 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

Born April 23, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., to Fred and Ollie Gaumer Parrack, she married Kerman Martin on March 19, 1950, in Macomb. He survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Cheryl Martin and Tina Martin, both of Colchester, Pam Martin of Macomb and Linda (and Mark) Booth of Galesburg; and two grandchildren, Heather (and Brian) Pierce of Peoria and Jeremy Booth of Galesburg.
She worked as a nurse's aide at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb and then at McDonough District Hospital for 12 years.
She was a member of Colchester First Baptist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Brad Booth will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral home after 9 a.m. Sunday until the time of services. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery.

Peoria Journal Star, July 9, 2000

G. W. Morgan

G. W. Morgan died last night at the county farm about 10 o'clock. He had been complaining of his trouble for about 2 months, but was only seriously ill for a couple of weeks. Death was due to ephritis, complicated with stomach trouble. His age was 74 years.
Deceased was born in Michigan. Prior to his entrance to the county farm he resided at Bardolph, where he worked industriously at common labor as long as he was able. He was made dependent on account of a crippled hand and foot.

As a man he was quiet and agreeable. He is survived by 2 sons, one of whom is thought to be located at Chicago and the other at Seville or Cuba, Illinois.
No arrangements for the funeral will be made until advice has been received from one of the sons.
Macomb Daily Journal, December 18, 1913 

Alta Corella Westlake McDonald

Bushnell Record, 1925
Who: Alta Corella Westlake McDonald.
Born: April 7, 1876, on old homestead about two and a half miles east of Adair.
Died: October 8, 1925.
Funeral: M. E. church, Bushnell, Sunday, October 11, Rev. B. Lee Towsley of Adair officiating.
Burial: Bushnell Cemetery.
Parents: James Westlake, who died July 17, 1922, and Thressia.
Married: Dec. 24, 1903, to Fred McDonald.
Survived by: husband; daughters Rita and Evelyn, both at home; brothers Carl, Smith, Milt and Emmerson, all of Table Grove area.
Preceded in death by: brother Edward; sister Saphrona.
History: life spent near Adair, last fourteen years in Bushnell; united with the Pilot Grove U. B. church, later transferred her membership to Adair U. B. church; member of Royal Neighbors.

Grace V. Scott McCance

Who: Mrs. Grace V. McCance, 81, of 642 Miller St.
Died: Friday, February 25, at 5:40 p.m. at the Americana Nursing Center in Macomb.
Funeral: held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Baptist Church; Rev. E. K. Stratton officiated.
Burial: Bushnell Cemetery.
Born: June 7, 1890 in Scottsville.
Parents: John and Elizabeth Butler Scott.
Married: Feb. 1910, Bushnell, to Claude McCance; he died in April 1847.
Survived by: 13 children, Mrs. Doris Hensely of Chicago, Mrs. Josephine Sorrells, Mrs. Helen Suter, Mrs. Inez Ruark, Mrs. Nola Avery, Mrs. Theda Trout, Mrs. Peggy Williamson, Claude McCance, Kenneth McCance, Glen McCance, Wendell McCance, Gene McCance and Gaylor McCance, all of Bushnell; 47 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: a brother, three half sisters and a half brother.
History: she had lived in the Bushnell area all of her life and for the past 37 yeas has resided in Bushnell; member of the Baptist Church and Willing Helpers Sunday School Class.

Naomi E. Coates McCance

Macomb Daily Journal, Sept. 9, 1991
Who: Naomi E. McCance, 65, of 1048 N. Dean St., Bushnell.
Died: 6:34 p.m. Saturday, September 7, 1991, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, with the Rev. Charles Wilder officiating.
Burial: Bushnell Cemetery.
Born: July 26, 1926 in New Canton.
Parents: Lloyd E. and Viola (Neal) Coates.
Married: Glen McCance April 2, 1946, in Galesburg; he survives.
Survived by: two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Dana) Atchley, Mrs. Gene (Diana) Jones, both of Salem; one brother, Russel E. Coates of Blandinsville; one sister, Lucille Billings of New Canton; four grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
History: secretary at the Bushnell-Prairie City High School for 21 years, retiring in 1983; she was a member of the V.F.W. Post 1422 Ladies Auxillary and a former member of the Bushnell Firemans Auxillary.

Wendell S. McCance

Who: Wendell S. McCance, 49, of Bushnell.
Died: 5:30 a.m. Saturday, October 18, 1975, at Veteran's Hospital, Iowa City.
Funeral: Monday, 1:30 p.m. at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Rev. Albert Snyder officiating.
Burial: Bushnell Cemetery.
Born: March 5, 1926, Swan Creek, Warren County.
Parents: Claude and Grace Scott McCance.
Married: Mae Ford, Sept. 6, 1947, Macomb; she survives. Survived by: one son, Gerald McCance, Bushnell; four daughters, Mrs. Jackie (Peggy) Kirby, Bushnell, Glenna McCance, Galesburg, Janet and Robin, at home; three grandchildren; five brothers, Claude, Kenneth, Glen, Gene and Gaylord, all of Bushnell; seven sisters, Mrs. Doris Henseley, Chicago, Mrs. Helen Suter, Mrs. Inez Ruark, Mrs. Nola Avery, Mrs. Theda Trout, Mrs. Peggy Williamson, and Mrs. Josphine Sorrells, all of Bushnell.
Preceded in death by: parents.
History: employed by Vaughan Manufacturing Co., Bushnell for 29 years; Veteran of WWII; member of the Bushnell VFW Post, American Legion, Table Grove; volunteer fireman for the Bushnell Fire Dept.

Mae Ford McCance

Macomb Daily Journal, Monday, August 20, 1990
Who: Mae McCance, 61, of Bushnell.
Died: 12:18 a.m., Sunday, August 19, 1990 at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Rev. Frank Fillitt officiating.
Burial: Bushnell Cemetery.
Born: June 24, 1929, near Good Hope.
Parents: Enock and Pansy (Duncan) Ford.
Married: Wendell S. McCance, Sept. 6, 1947, Macomb; he died Oct. 18, 1975.
Survived by: one son, Gerald McCance of Princeton; four daughters, Mrs. Jack (Peggy) Kirby, Mrs. Mike (Glenna) Emmert, Mrs. Frank (Janet) Draughn and Mrs. Dean (Robin) Ebbert, all of Bushnell; three brothers, Bob Ford of Bushnell, Gene Ford of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Don Ford of Toledo, Ohio; four sisters, her twin, Faye Shriver, Maxine Long of Bushnell, Rose Zerkle of Macomb and Karen Cooper of Ft. Madison, Iowa; 12 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
History: owned and operated the coffee shop at the Bushnell VFW; worked at the Hi-Way Cafe in Bushnell; member of the Bushnell VFW Auxiliary; former member of the Bushnell Fire Department Auxiliary.

William McCord

Macomb Journal, July 24, 1884
McCord, William died at the residence of his grandson, Newton Multkey in Hire Twp. aged 75y. He was born in Overton Co., Tennessee. 52 years ago, he came with the family of his father, John McCord, to Illinois and settled in the southern part of Emmet Twp. John McCord died there aged 95 years. Wm. was married and raised a large family of children, only 3 of whom survive him.
Four or 5 years ago, he removed from this county to Kansas where his wife died. He then went to Southern Illinois where he married his 2nd wife, she being the sister of his first wife. In less than 2 years, this lady also died. He came back to McDonough County, last spring. He was buried Monday in the Argyle burial ground.

Stephen R. Martin

Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Stephen R. Martin, 87, Macomb, died at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 19, 1913, in Paw Paw, the son of John B. and Bessie Cale Martin. He married Ruby F. Ehrhart May 10, 1935, in Rushville. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Stephen K. Martin, Torrance, Calif., Paul Martin, Garden Grove, Calif., and Gale Edmund Martin, Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Elaine Folsom, San Dimas, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Ursula Poi; three brothers; and one sister.
He served in the Navy during World War II. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1949. He taught school in Jacksonville, Macomb, Nauvoo and Brimfield. He also taught in California.
Graveside services and burial were Thursday, March 8, 2001, at Oakwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Larry Abbott officiating. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Lloyd S. Moore

Rushville Times, February 20, 1985
Services for Lloyd S. Moore, 78, of Mesa, Ariz., a former resident of Macomb and Rushville, who died February 7, in Scottsdale, Ariz. were conducted February 9 in the Community Christian Church in Mesa. Burial was in Phoenix, Arz. Memorial Park.
He was born April 26, 1907 in Rushville. He was a car salesman for Brown Motors in Macomb until retiring and moving to Mesa. He was active in the Macomb Maple Avenue Christian Church.
He married Margaret Rebman. She survives. Surviving also are five sons, Herbert L. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Dr. Allen E. of Dayton Ohio, Neal E. Blandinville, Larry D. of Galsburg, and Mike of Phoenix; 12 grandchildren: two step-grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Francis L. and a grandson.


Gatha L. Hillyer Peterson McDonald

Eagle Publications, April 29, 1999
Funeral services for Gatha L. McDonald, 83, Colchester, formerly of Swan Creek, were held on Monday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, Macomb. Interment was in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn. Mrs. McDonald died on Friday, April 23, 1999, at 2:26 p.m. in McDonough District Hospital. A daughter of Benjamin H. and Gertrude A. Fowler Hillyer, she was born November 2, 1915, in Brooklyn Township. She married Grand Peterson and later married Raymond McDonald. Both are deceased. Her parents; a brother, Delbert Hillyer; and two sisters, Dorthea Schisler and Athaleen Hillyer, also preceded her in death. She leaves: one daughter, Marjorie Sullivan of Macomb; a brother, Willis Gale Hillyer, Shelbyville, TN; a sister, Maber Peterson of Roseville; a special friend, Leo Mowen of Roseville; two grandsons, Gene Moon of Lincoln and Marion Jay Moon of Macomb; a granddaughter, Brenda J. Vawter of Macomb; and five great-grandchildren, Ingrid Moon of Lombard, Alia and Alexander Moon of Lincoln, Jayson Moon of Macomb and Jessica Vawter of Macomb.
Mrs. McDonald resided in the Roseville and Swan Creel areas most of her life and worked as a homemaker for Home Health Care at Warren Achievement Center, Monmouth.

Gatha L. McDonald, 83, of Colchester, formerly of Swan Creek area, died at 2:26 p.m. Friday, April 23, 1999 in McDonough District Hospital. She was born on Nov. 2, 1915, in Brooklyn Township to Benjamin H. and Gertrude A. Fowler Hillyer. She married Grant Perterson. She later married Raymond McDonald. They are both deceased. She is also preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Delbert Hillyer and two sisters; Dorthea Schisler and Athaleen Hillyer. She is survived by one daughter; Marjorie Sullivan of Macomb, one brother; Willis Gale Hillyer of Shelbyville, TN, one sister; Maber Peterson of Roseville, a special friend; Leo Mowen of Roseville, two grandsons: Gene A. Moon of Lincoln and Marion Jay Moon of Macomb, one granddaughter; Brenda J. Vawter of Macomb, and five great-grandchildren; Ingrid Moon of Lombard, Alia and Alexander Moon of Lincoln, Jayson Moon of Macomb, and Jessica Vawter of Macomb. She lived in the Swan Creek and Roseville areas in Warren County most of her life. She worked as a homemaker for Home Health Care at the Warren Achievement Center in Monmouth. Funeral services were Monday in the Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home. Burial was in Blackburn Cemetery near Brooklyn.

Harold L. McNeeley

Eagle Publications, December 20, 2001
Harold L. McNeeley, 79, of Galesburg, formerly of Bushnell, died at 1:44 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2001, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. Born July 18, 1922, in Vermont, Ill., to Bert and Bertha McNeeley, he married Phyllis Rock on Sept. 15, 1945, in London Mills. She died July 19, 1990. He also was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers. Surviving are one son, Howard of Camdenton, Mo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Jessie Vaughn of Bushnell.
He managed Hummel Lumber Co. in Avon and also worked at Valley Quarry. Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell with the Rev. Jim Vancil officiating. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.


Marguerite M. Gunning Mercer

Eagle Publications, August 22, 2002
Marguerite M. Mercer, 90, Macomb, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at Heartland Healthcare Center, Macomb.
She was born Nov. 2, 1911, in Littleton, the daughter of Otis S. and Dollie G. (Flack) Gunning. She married G. Richard "Dick" Mercer July 22, 1935, in Jacksonville. He died Dec. 8, 1994. She is survived by two sons, Robert (Hilde) Mercer, Orlando, Fla., and Donald (Geraldine) Mercer, Macomb; two daughters, Marilyn (Lee) Calvert, Sciota, and Ann (Ronald) Christiansen, Abilene, Kan.; 14 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Ross, Kenneth and Donald Gunning; and two sisters, Dorothy Kelly and Lillian Gunning. She lived all of her married life in Macomb where she was a member of the Macomb Church of God, Abrahamic Faith. She worked as a housewife and was a loving and devoted mother. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial was in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.


E. Irene Rittenhouse Miller

Eagle Publications, March 2, 2000
E. Irene Miller, 82, of Macomb, died Friday Feb. 25, 2000, at 10:25 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Aug. 25, 1917, in Mt. Sterling to William Elmer and Halcyon Logan Rittenhouse. She married William Howard Miller April 6, 1934, in Macomb. He died May 15, 1983. She is survived by four brothers, Richard and Clyde Rittenhouse, both of Tennessee, and Robert and Jack Rittenhouse, both of Macomb; one sister, Virginia Rittenhouse of Macomb; two sons, James W. (Dolorus) and Howard D. "Luke" (Anna) Miller, both of Macomb; two daughters, Polly (Gene) Davis of DeValls Bluff, Ark., and H. Kaye Spangler of San Diego; 11 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Cecil, Herschel and Hiram Rittenhouse; and one sister, Opal Spires. Mrs. Miller was a factory worker for several years. Services were held Tuesday, Feb. 29, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


June Burton Moon

Eagle Publications, March 7, 2002
June Moon, 86, Colchester, died at 3:58 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Oct. 25, 1915, in Littleton, the daughter of Chester and Ella Bryan Burton. She married Everett E. Moon Jan. 16, 1936, in Springfield. He survives. She is also survived by two sons, Dan (Helen) Moon, Chardon, Ohio, and Jerry (Carol) Moon, Colchester; one daughter, Kathryn (Leonard) Jarrett, Colchester; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Marjorie Elder, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was a member of the Blandinsville Eastern Star and Colchester United Methodist Church.
Cremation rites were accorded. Graveside services were conducted Saturday, March 2, 2002, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, with the Rev. Sondra Newman officiating. Jones Mortuary, Colchester, was in charge of arrangements.

Wilma "Polly" Pauline Stoneking Teel McGlasson

Peoria Journal Star, April 9, 2003
PEORIA - Wilma "Polly" McGlasson, 83, of 724 E. Thrush St., formerly of Macomb, died at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.
Born June 1, 1919, in Macomb to Leon and Hazel Fugate Stoneking, she married Carlos Teel. He preceded her in death. She later married Russ McGlasson. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by two daughters, Connie Jo Teel and Judy Lynn Teel. Surviving are two sons, James Teel of Peoria and Larry Teel of Herrin; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two sisters, Barbara Heaton and Ann Chenoweth, both of Macomb.
She ran the Pier III Restaurant and Lounge in Chillicothe.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Green will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home.

Bennie D. Mordue

Peoria Journal Star, March 14, 1998
COLCHESTER - Bennie D. Mordue, 89, of 960 Reckinger Road, Aurora, formerly of Colchester, died at 9:37 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at Provena Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.
Born June 14, 1908, in Colchester to James and Myrtle Nelson Mordue, he married Edith Stoneking. She died Dec. 7, 1993. He later married Bernadine Metsker on July 10, 1957, in Kahoka, Mo. He {She} died Oct. 31, 1997. He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Konkler, and one brother.
Surviving are one son, Dale of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; one brother, Robert of Peoria; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
He retired from Lyons Metals in Aurora. He was a World War II Army veteran.
Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Mount Auburn Cemetery. The Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate. There will be no visitation. Jones Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.


Bernadine Metsker Mordue

Peoria Journal Star, November 2, 1997
Bernadine Mordue
PLYMOUTH - Bernadine Mordue, 75, of Aurora, formerly of Plymouth, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Mercy Center Hospital in Aurora.
Born Aug. 11, 1922, in Plymouth to Fred W. and Mary E. Grimes Metsker, she married Bennie Mordue on July 10, 1957, in Kahoka, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one stepson, Dale Mordue of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; and one niece, Florence Graham of Keokuk, Iowa. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
She worked for Lyon Metal Co. in Montgomery. She was a member of Plymouth Assembly of God Church.
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester. The Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate. Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. Monday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester until service time.

Beacon News, Aurora, IL, November 2, 1997
Deceased Name: Bernadine Mordue
Bernadine Mordue, 75, of Aurora, died Friday, Oct. 31, 1997, at Mercy Center Hospital.
She was born April 11, 1922, in Plymouth, Ill, the daughter of Fredrick W. Metsker and Mary E. Grimes.
She worked at Lyon Metal Co. in Montgomery and was a member of the Plymouth Assembly of God Church.
She is survived by her husband, Bennie Mordue; one step son, Dale Mordue of Pequot Lakes, Minn.; a special niece, Florence Graham of Keokuk, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Walter Metsker; and one sister, Wilma Sigler.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester, Ill. There will be no visitation.
Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Jones Mortuary, (309) 776-3122.

Staff Sgt. Tyler M. Martin

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Tyler M. Martin of Littleton and Colchester, died Tuesday (July 12, 2011) in Germany from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident there while on leave. He was born Aug. 13, 1985, in Macomb. Tyler was a 2003 Rushville High School graduate. He entered the Army in 2004 and had served tours of duty in both, Iraq and Afghanistan. During his time in the military, Tyler traveled much of the world including 15 countries. One of his travel highlights was enjoying dinner on the top floor of the Eiffel Tower. The Industry Assembly of God Church was his church home and in his younger years he was active in the Royal Rangers. Tyler loved to rodeo. He was an alumnus of the Illinois High School Rodeo, and competed in the National High School Rodeo in 2002 and 2003 in bareback and saddle bronco. He had a great love of animals. He also loved working, fixing and driving anything that had wheels and a motor. The thing Tyler loved the most was to make people smile. Tyler is survived by his parents, Donella (Nell) and Jurl Southerland of Littleton and Mike and Marce McGovern of New London, Mo.; grandparent, Don and Pat Martin of Colchester, Jurl and Peggy Southerland of Littleton, Patricia McGovern of Quincy and Don McGovern of Maquon; four brothers, Dowell Southerland, Justin and Erica McGovern, Cody McGovern and Dylan McGovern; a niece, Alexandria McGovern; along with several aunts and uncles. SERVICES: 9 a.m. Friday at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with the Rev. Jon Keck officiating. Committal services following the funeral service will be held at the Colchester Veterans Memorial, with full military rites by the U.S. Army. Cremation rites will be accorded, following committal services. Private burial of the ashes will take place, at a later time in Blackburn Cemetery at Brooklyn. VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 10 a.m. Thursday until time of the services Friday. ARRANGEMENTS: Jones Mortuary, Colchester. [Quincy Herald Whig, Quincy, IL]

William McKenzie

Saturday, September 1, 1907
William McKenzie died this morning at 8:30, at his home, 917 East Carroll Street, of chronic diarrhea, aged 76 years, 8 months and 9 days. Deceased had been in failing health for about three years and had been seriously ill since August 18. The funeral will be held at the Methodist church at 3:30 Monday afternoon, under the auspices of the G.A.R and Odd Fellows. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
William McKenzie, son of John and Sarah McKenzie, was born at Lexington, Kentucky on January 7, 1832. He came to Illinois with his parents in 1858 and settled in Chili, Illinois, where he resided but a short time, moving to Tennessee, Illinois where he made his home until October 12, 1906, when he moved to Macomb. He enlisted in the army in 1861 and was a member of Company D, 83d Illinois. During the latter part of the war he received a bullet wound in the side from the effects of which he suffered during the remainder of his life. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Poling on April 14, 1870, by which union three children were born. Mr. McKenzie was a prominent business man during his residence in Tennessee, being in the furniture and undertaking business for a number of years. He was also postmaster there for some time and has held many public offices. He has been a consistent member of the Methodist Church for 39 years. He was a Mason, an Odd Fellow and a member of the G.A.R.
Besides his wife, he leaves two children: Mrs. Cora Ullrich of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Mrs. Willia Carstens of Colchester; one brother, Charles, of Bremerton, Washington and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Hall of Tennessee, to mourn his death.

Elmer Marshall

Rushville Times, November 16, 1922
Brought To Old Home For Burial
The remains of Elmer Marshall, who died on Tuesday of last week at his home in Macomb, were brought to Rushville Thursday night, and on Friday funeral services were held from the home of Walter Bradbury, Rev. C. E. Fisk, officiating.
Deceased was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Perry Marshall and was born in Rushville, Feb 8, 1900. Besides his parents, he is survived by three brothers: Everett of Elgin, James of Quincy, and Robert of Normal, and one sister, Hattie Marshall, of Chicago. Interment was in Rushville Cemetery.


Francelia Amina Shear Martin

Rushville Times, October 29, 1925
Mrs. Francelia A. Martin, widow of the late Jeramial [Jeremiah] H. Martin of McDonough county, died at her home in Scotland township last Thursday and funeral services were held at the Ebenezer church on Sunday, conducted by Rev. H. H. Mullen; interment in Oakwood cemetery, Macomb.
Mrs. Martin was born December 3, 1853, near Chicago, and lived for a time in Schuyler county and Iowa before removing to McDonough county.
Her maiden name was Shear, she being married on January 1, 1877, to Jeramial H. Martin who died in 1915. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church from childhood until nine years ago, when she united with the Ebenezer church. She was a strong advocate of christianity, and was a kind neighbor, mother, and wife.
Surviving she leaves the following sons and daughters: J. E. of Littleton, Mrs. C. E. Woolam, Gertrude Martin, Wallace W., Grover T., D. J., E. Lee and Flaude E. of Macomb; also two brothers, George E. Shear of Rineback, Iowa, and Charles E. of Denver, Colo. Twenty-eight grand-children and four great-grand-children also survive.


Jeremiah Martin

Rushville Times, November 21, 1918
Jeremiah Martin, a former resident of Schuyler, died last Thursday at his home near Macomb. He had been ill with pneumonia about two weeks when death overtook him. He was married to Helen Deede, to which two children were born, Doris aged 4 years and Edward aged seven months. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Martin, one brother, Marcus, one half-brother Donnie Martin, three half-sisters, Dora, Millie, and Lenora Martin and one sister, Mrs. Willie Dirett.


Funeral for Martha "Mary" Litchfield Switzer McDonald

Rushville Times, February 5, 1920
Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Venters, Mrs. Ed McLaren and Mrs. Homer Beam went to Adair last Thursday to attend the funeral of their aunt, Mrs. Mary McDonald.
Note: Mrs. Mary McDonald is Martha Litchfield, born February 20, 1845, died January 25, 1920, daughter of James Litchfield and Jane (Sarah) Livingston. She 1st married on June 17, 1866 Fulton County, Illinois to John A. Switzer, died December 24, 1868 Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois, buried Astoria Cemetery, Astoria, Fulton County, Illinois. She married 2nd on October 07, 1875 McDonough County, Illinois to Commodore Perry McDonald. Commodore Perry McDonald and Martha "Mary" are buried in Baker Cemetery, Farmers Township, Fulton County, Illinois.


Lawrence Warren McMillan

died: November 10, 1956
Rushville Times, November 15, 1956
Lawrence W. McMillan, 59, Dies; Rites in Industry
Lawrence Warren McMillan, 59, died Friday morning at the Mercy hospital in Burlington, Ia. He had been in ill health three months and had suffered a number of strokes. He entered the hospital Nov. 1. Since July he had lived in Burlington with a son.
Funeral services were conducted at the Clugston funeral home in Industry Sunday at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Fred Norman. Burial was in the Industry cemetery.
Mr. McMillan was born March 3, 1897, in Schuyler county, a son of Cyrus and Myrtle Fry McMillan, deceased. He lived in Schuyler and McDonough counties most of his life. In 1943 he moved to Macomb, lived there three years, then lived in Peoria 10 years before going to Burlington. He was a painter and was a member of the Methodist church.
On Aug. 1, 1917 he married Beulah Ingles, who survives with six children, Berthol McMillan and Mrs. Nedra Ellis of Littleton, Bob McMillan and Gene McMillan of Burlington, Dean McMillan of Macomb and Jimmy McMillan of Decatur. A brother, Danny Wayne McMillan of Macomb, Mrs. Thelma Rutledge of Good Hope, Mrs. Nellie DeWeese, of Bushnell, Mrs. Iris Clugston of Colchester and Mrs. Cleo McKamy, of Macomb, also survive.


Frances M. Humes Mesick

Rushville Times, July 26, 2000, page 13, column 2
Frances M. Mesick, 68, of Colchester died Wednesday, July 19, 2000, at her home.
She was born Oct. 28, 1931, in Colchester, the daughter of Merle and Mabel Bennett Humes. She married William S. Mesick on Jan. 27, 1962, in Colchester. He died Feb. 8, 1999.
She is survived by two sons, William Charles Mesick and David Alan Mesick, both of Colchester; one step-daughter, Mrs. Darwin (Belinda) Utter of Rushville; 14 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gerald Humes of Colchester; two sisters, Donna Coghill of Colchester and Rachel Creasy of Macomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, Betty Satore, and one brother, Zanel Humes.
She had worked at Ford Hopkins Drug Store in Macomb, The Colchester Maid- Rite, Denny Red Fox Grocery in Colchester, and was a telephone switchboard operator for the Farmers Telephone Co. of Colchester.
She was a member of the Colchester United Methodist Church.
Services were Friday, July 21, 2000, at Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. Mark Wolford officiating. Burial was at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


Dorothy June Aiken Meyers

Rushville Times, Oct. 6, 1999, page 15, column 3
Dorothy June Meyers, 82, of Macomb, formerly of Mt. Sterling and Rushville, died Thursday, Sept. 23, 1999, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb.
She was born June 1, 1917, in Pike County, a daughter of Monroe and Pearl Thompson Aiken. She married Marian Meyers March 5, 1937. He preceded her in death Feb. 20, 1983.
Mrs. Meyers was a graduate of Versailles High School as well as beautician school. She was a former member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville. She was a retired beautician and homemaker.
She is survived by two sons, David A. (wife Victoria) Meyers of Charlotte, N.C., and Dr. Doug (wife Mitt) Meyers of Houston, Texas; one brother, Richard Aiken of Saucier, Miss.; one sister, Geneva Aiken of Mt. Sterling; and four grandchildren.
Her parents, husband and one sister preceded her in death.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at The First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Rushville by the Rev. Bill Brown. Hufnagel Funeral Home in Mt. Sterling is in charge of services.


Loucetta "Lou" Bisby Miller

Macomb Journal, Dec. 10, 1951
Mrs. Loucetta Miller, wife of Fred Miller, died at the residence on Route three, Colchester, about 10:30 yesterday morning. She had been in ill health the past eight years and was 81 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 Tuesday afternoon at the chapel of Jones mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Ray Nowlin and the Rev. Ernest Louderman will officiate, and burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Garden B.
She was born at Astoria, Sept. 13, 1870, a daughter of Levi and Nancy Aten Bisby, and had lived in McDonough county since she was 11 years old. She was a member of the Free Methodist church.
On Dec. 26, 1894 she married Fred Miller, who survived with a son and four daughters, Hobart Miller and Mrs. Forrest Heaton of Colchester, Mrs. Inez Robinson of Rushville, Mrs. Evelyn Ames of Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Mabel Curtis of Macomb. Also surviving are a brother, Will Bisby of Plymouth, a sister, Mrs. Alta Daniels of Colchester, nine grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
The following sisters and brothers are deceased; Belle Bolen, Emma McCormick, Sarah France, Ella Adair, Etta LaPierre, Ross Bisby, and an infant sister.
Friends may call at the funeral home.
Note: Loucetta Bisby was born 13 Sep 1870 Astoria Twp., Fulton Co., IL. Died 9 Dec 1951 near Colchester, McDonough Co., IL. Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL. She married John Fred Miller 26 Dec 1894 McDonough Co., IL. John Fred Miller was born 27 Mar 1870 Bethel Twp., McDonough Co., IL. Died 2 Nov 1960 Colchester, McDonough Co., IL. Buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, McDonough Co., IL. They had the following children: Hobart H.; Inez; Evelyn; Mabel; Forrest Mildred.


George Washington Montooth

Rushville Times and Herald, Rushville, Schuyler County, Illinois, Wednesday, September 21, 1927
Geo. Montooth, Civil War Veteran, Died In Macomb
George Montooth, Civil War veteran, and a resident of Oakland Township for almost eighty years, died Thurday morning at the home of this daughter, Mrs. Earl Haney {Francis "Fanny" Mae}, in Macomb {Illinois} with whom he had made his home for the last four years.
The remains accompanied by his family and thirteen members of McDonough County {Illinois} Post No. 6, American Legion of Macomb were brought to Rushville {Schuyler County, Illinois} Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held from the M. E. Church at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. W. Monton, assisted by Rev. R. T. Artis of Camden {Illinois}. An impressive memorial service given by the G. A. R. Circle folloed the services at the church and The Daughter of Veterans paid their tribute in a service at the cemetery. Only a few of the Civil War veterans were able to attend the funeral. McDonough County Post American Legion No. 6 was represented by Commander W. R. Butterfield, who was in command of the military escort that marched to the cemetery, where Chaplain W. R. Jenkins conducted the burail service, attended by the color guard. A military salute by the firing squad was the last tribute paid this veteran soldier.
George Montooth was born June 23, 1843, at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died September 15, 1927, at Macomb, aged 84 years, 2months, and 23 days.
At the age of two years , he came with his parents to Schuyler County {Illinois}, and with the exception of the last four years had been a resident of Oakland Township {Schuyler County, Illinois}. Then his health began to fail four years ago he went to Macomb to live at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Haney.
He was married Marsh 28, 1860, to Mary Jane Sloan, who preceded him to the home beyond, sixteen years ago. To this union were born thirteen children. Two daughter, Mrs. Mary Snyder and Mrs. Louella Frye preceded him in death.
The children surviving are: Mrs. Fanny Haney; Mrs. Alice VanOrder; Mrs. Grace Jones of Ray {Illinois}; Mrs. Effie Ashwood of Muskogee, Okla.; Mrs. Lizzie Walker and Ed of Pasadena, Calif; and Frank and Warren of Watertown, South Dakota.
He is also survived by sixty-one grandchildren, twenty-three great-grandchildren, one brother, James Montooth and one sister, Mrs. Katherine Dean, both of Rushville.
He was converted during the great revival at Ray {Oakland Township, Schuyler County, Illinois} that was held many years ago in an old log school house east of the farm residence of Gilbert McMillen {north of Ray once Oakland Station}. He and his wife later united with the Medodist Episcopal Church and remained true to the faith and often during his last sickness told this children he was ready and waiting for the summons "Come enter into the joys of the Lord".
During the Civil War, he was among the first to enlist for service and srved his country thirty-seven months in 119th Illinois, Infantry, Company B. It was a great pleasure to talk of the experiences and love of comrades to comrades and just a few days ago, while visiting with his pastor, told of the wonderful life and love for Lincoln.
Mr. Montooth was a great reader and staunch supporter of his political party.
He was a very successful farmer and lived on the old homestead until about thirthy years ago when he retired from farming to engage in the general merchandise business at Ray. He also served seventeen years as Postmaster. After the death of his wife he deisposed of his business and moved back to the farm. Two years later he again moved to Ray. In a short time his health began to fail and it was then he moved to Macomb where he resided until his death. Most of the time during the past year he was confined to his home. Wednesday morning, he was taken much worse. The children were called, but all they could do was to ease and hlep bear his suffering until early Thursday morning he fell peacefully asleep to awake in the beautiful rearms of Heaven.
Mr. Montooth was always a friend to those in trouble and need and his work will live on. He was a Christian man, a loving father and a true friend and neighbor, loved and respected by all who knew him.
Thus with the passing of this aged, loved, and respected citizen, another of God's appointed has gone to the home prepared by God and His Angels, to a "House not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens".


Ramona Sorrells MacMahon

Peoria Journal Star, August 26, 1998, Page: B4
MACOMB - Ramona MacMahon, 70, of Macomb died at 10:55 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 1998, at Sharon Elms Health Care in Peoria.
She was born Nov. 21, 1927, in Chicago to Norman and Wilhelmina Reighter Sorrells.
Surviving are two daughters, Benitta Rector of Macomb and Melanie Danner of Plymouth; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son.
A free-lance artist, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, where visitation will be one hour before services. Chaplain Ron Green will officiate. Burial will be in Industry Cemetery.


L. Ruth Harry McGaughey

Eagle Publications, March 2, 2000
L. Ruth McGaughey, 85, of 12230 N. 950th Rd., Macomb, died Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at 3:40 a.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born July 22, 1914, in Schuyler County to Brice and Gertrude Coakley Harry. She married Irwin McGaughey Feb. 4, 1934, in Macomb. He survives.
Also surviving are two sisters, Freda Barrett of Colchester and Buna Elam of Peoria; one daughter, Cindy (Jim) Moon of Macomb; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Keith Harry; one sister, Reva-Belle Harry; two sons, Randall and Robert; and one daughter, Sandra Ellis.
Mrs. McGaughey was employed by Montgomery Ward's Service Department until the store's closing, and was a member of the First Christian Church of Macomb.
Services were Wednesday, March 1, at the First Christian Church and burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Richard Wayne McKee

Peoria Journal Star, June 21, 1997, Page: D8
MACOMB - Richard Wayne McKee, 62, of Whiteland, Ind., a native of Macomb, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Ind.
Born June 4, 1935, in Macomb to Cecil and Esther Umphries McKee, he married Roberta Radliff on Aug. 4, 1967, in Mooresville, Ind. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Layne McKee of Bushnell and Gary Wayne Tilford of Elnora, Ind.; three daughters, Leyona Wiley of Macomb, Stacey Day-Binkley and Lori Gragg, both of Whiteland; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Eugene of Green Valley, Ariz.; and one sister, Della Jones of Tennessee, Ill. He was preceded in death by one sister.
He was a truck driver for L.L.R. Trucking in Indianapolis.
He was a member of Calvary Christian Church in Edinburgh, Ind.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Flinn & Maguire Funeral Home in Franklin, Ind. Burial will be in Newberry Cemetery in Newberry, Ind.


Alma King Justus McManus

Eagle Publications, May 13, 1999
Alma (King) Justus McManus, 85, of 2146 N. Highway 96, Nauvoo, died at 11:50 p.m. Thursday, May 6, 1999, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
She was born Jan. 4, 1914, in Colchester to Moses and Effie Butterfield King. She married Arthur Justus in February 1937. She married Niel McManus in July 1965. He died in 1981.
She is survived by her daughters, Janet George of Keokuk, Iowa and Judy O'Chel of Mobile, Ala.; a step-son, Craig McManus of Davenport, Iowa; a step-daughter, Carol Davis of Long Grove, Iowa; 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, three sisters, two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Mrs. McManus graduated from Western Illinois State Teachers College in Macomb in 1936. She had lived most of her life in the Colchester, Macomb and Nauvoo areas. She taught school at Macomb Senior High from 1948 until 1962 and was also the school librarian. She was a member of the Illinois Teachers Association.
Clugston-Tibbits Funeral Home of Macomb was in charge of arrangements. Cremation rites have been accorded. The Rev. Lori Harvey officiated at graveside services held Monday at Oakwood Cemetery.


Joe V. Mercer

Eagle Publications, August 19, 1999
Joe V. Mercer of Oklahoma City, Okla., a native of Macomb, died July 12, 1999, in a nursing home at Oklahoma City.
He was born Oct. 1, 1918, in Macomb, to G. Robert and Mae (Van Antwerp) Mercer.
Survivors include brothers John of Oklahoma City and Bill of Arlington Heights; sister Gladys Lucas of Macomb; numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; three sisters.
Mr. Mercer attended Macomb schools. He was a professional musician, having traveled many years with dance bands as a piano player.
He served in the South Pacific during World War II, with the Army. He later attended Houston (Texas) University and worked for FAA as an electrical engineer.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 21 in the Church of God Abrahamic Faith, on the corner of Clay and Chase streets at Macomb, with the Rev. Michael Brown officiating. Burial of ashes in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens will follow the services.


Lela Lurene Shaver Milby

Peoria Journal Star, March 9, 1992, Page: C6
Macomb - Lela Lurene Milby, 89, of 450 S. Madison died at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, March 7, 1992, at Snyder's Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
Born Sept. 14, 1902, in Schuyler County to David Wesley and Florence Viola Phillips Shaver, she married Lewis C. Milby on March 28, 1925, in Rushville. He died in 1946.
She also was preceded in death by one son, Morris Wesley Milby, and three grandchildren.
Surviving are three sons, Merle Emery of Vermont, Ill., Harold Eugene of Beardstown and Leslie Leroy of Macomb; six daughters, Faye Virginia Avery of Rushville, Mary Christine Blair of Ashland, Florence May Edwards of Springfield, Marjorie Rosalea Fahnders and Joyce Darlene Goodwin, both of Pekin, and Ramona Eloise Henderson of Macomb; 23 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
She was a resident of Schuyler County until she moved to Macomb in 1964. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Macomb and in her younger years taught elementary school.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Calvary Baptist Church. The Revs. Randall Whitmire and Lewis Milby will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery.


Christie C. Miller

Astoria Argus - In ink Feb. 21, 1969
Graveside Services For Infant
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Cooperstown Cemetery for Christie C. Miller, infant daughter of Edwin C. and Linda LeAnn Chockley Miller of R.R. 2, Rushville.
The baby died a few hours after birth Thursday at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Surviving in addition to the parents are the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James Chockley of Rushville and Mr. and Mrs. Edwin C. Miller, Sr., of Browning; great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Miller of Astoria, Mrs. Georgia Schall of Beardstown and Mrs. Mary Chockley of (cannot read).


Elda Mae Wilkey Morgan

Eagle Publications, November 18, 2004
Elda Mae Morgan, 87, Macomb, formerly of Brooklyn, died at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2004, at the Elms Nursing Home, Macomb.
She was born June 19, 1917, in Chandlerville, the daughter of Howard and Nora (Logue) Wilkey. She married Wilson T. Morgan April 1, 1945 in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death Aug. 21, 1994.
She is survived by two sons, Dan (Pat) Morgan, Macomb and David (Lucille) Morgan, Rushville; two granddaughters, Lori and Kathy Morgan; and two step granddaughters, JoAnn (Dennis) Billingsley and Marsha (Kerry) Azbell.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl and Harold Wilkey; and one sister, Deane Corbat.
She worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Burlington, Iowa, then she and her husband owned Morgan Grocery in Brooklyn from 1945 to 1969. She later worked in the Food Services Department at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Brooklyn United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Nov. 13, 2004, at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dixie Croxton officiating.
Burial was at the Brooklyn Cemetery.
Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel, Rushville, was in charge of arrangements.


Virgil "Dutch" S. Morley

Peoria Journal Star, November 29, 2003, Page: B4
GOOD HOPE - Virgil S. "Dutch" Morley, 94, of 210 E. Main St. died at 5:23 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born May 8, 1909, in Industry to Wheeler and Wilmetta Thomas Morley, he married Eleanore Noper on Jan. 7, 1933, in Bushnell. She died Oct. 13, 1998. He married Rosann Toland on Nov. 11, 2001, in rural Macomb. She survives.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
A member of McDonough County Farm Bureau, he was a farmer all his life.
He had served on Good Hope Town Board for 20 years.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Hahnshik Min will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.


Margaret Miner

Peoria Journal Star, July 26, 2005
Submitted by: Kathryn Todd
MACOMB - Margaret V. Miner, 84, of Macomb died at 10:15 a.m., Monday, July 25, 2005, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.  Born Aug. 29, 1920 in Macomb to Barton F. and Vera, nee Broadhead, Boyle she married H.D. "Hap" Miner on March 31, 1946, in Macomb.  He survives.  Also surviving are on son, Jim (Suzi) Miner of Macomb; two daughters, Lin (Rich) Stults of Macomb and Diane (Robert) Hammon of Sycamore; one sister, Mildred Losasso of Macomb; seven grandchildren; and one grea-grandson.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her stepmother, Katherine Boyle.  She was a hairdresser for 34 years and was seamstress for 20 years.  She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Macomb.  She also was a 50 year member of the Macomb Women's Bowling Association and a 32 year member of the Macomb Country Club.  She was an avic sportswoman, winning many honors in golf and bowling.  Cremation has been accorded.  There will be no services or visitation.  Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

Vail Edward Morgan

Peoria Journal Star, June 9, 1992, Page: D7
Macomb - Vail Edward Morgan, 82, of Rural Route 1 died at 11:37 a.m. Monday, June 8, 1992, at his residence.
Born Jan. 20, 1910, in Schuyler County to Gilbert and Pearl Frances Shupe Morgan, he married M. Genevieve Cobb on Aug. 27, 1933, in Chicago.
She survives, along with one daughter, Marcia Jean Hamilton of Macomb; two sons, Richard Alan of Vienna, W.Va., and James Gilbert of Macomb; three brothers, Bennett of Rushville, Russell of San Antonio, Texas, and Kenneth of Macomb; two sisters, Mary Ewing of Lombard and Wilma Mercer of Northridge, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and three step grandchildren.
He was a reporter, sports reporter and city editor at the Macomb Daily Journal for 28 years. While employed at the newspaper, he founded the first drive-in and root beer stand in Macomb, which he operated from 1933 to 1950. After leaving the newspaper in 1956, he established the LaMoine Nursery, which he owned and operated until retiring in 1985. He was official basketball scorer for Western Illinois University, operated baseball concessions and helped organize the first softball league in Macomb in the 1930s. He served on the tourism council and Macomb Beautiful.
He was chairman and served on the board of Macomb Savings and Loan Association.
He was president of Everly Park Board at the time of his death, where he was one of the three original trustees in 1944. He was honorary grand marshal of the 1987 Heritage Days Parade, which honored Macomb parks.
He was a member of First Christian Church in Macomb.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at his church. Joe Stipanowich will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


Claude J. McCance

Who: Claude J. McCance, 72, of Bushnell.
Died: 6:58 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 1988, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg.
Funeral: services were held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Rev. Charles Wilder officiating.
Burial: military rites in Bushnell Cemetery.
Born: September 8, 1915, in Bushnell Township.
Parents: Claude and Grace Scott McCance.
Married: Lulu Gamble in 1939; she died in 1947.
Married: second marriage to Pearl Sauers, March 20, 1949, Bushnell; she survives.
Survived by: son, Bernard McCance of Coal Valley; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three brothers, Gene, Glen and Gaylord, all of Bushnell; seven sisters, Doris Ritchie of Chaicago, Inez Ruark of Galesburg, and Josephine Sorrells, Helen Suter, Nola Avery, Theda Trout, and Peggy Williamson, all of Bushnell.
Preceded in death by: an infant daughter and two brothers, Wendell and Kenneth.
History: general foreman for Creve Coeur Co.; was employed by Vaughan and Bushnell Manufacturing; retired from the Bushnell Tank Co. in 1982; army veteran of World War II; member of the Bushnell I.O.O.F.

Lulu Arlis McCance
Mrs. Claude McCance, 28, Dies at Sanitorium
Who: Mrs. Lulu Arlis McCance, of Bushnell.
Died: at Elmgrove Sanitorium, Bushnell at 4:00 Sunday morning.
Funeral: tomorrow afternoon at 2 :00 at the Kugler Funeral Home, Bushnell, Rev. Kenneth Knox officiating.
Burial: Vermont Cemetery.
Born: Aug. 23, 1919, Vermont.
Married: Claude McCance of Bushnell; he survives.
Survived by: mother, Mrs. Robert Brown of Mt. Sterling; a twin sister, Mrs. Beulah Hamm of Media and three other sisters, Mrs. Ralph Franklin and Mrs. Leonard McCombs of Mt. Sterling, and Mrs. Bernard Simpson of Rushville.

Nancy Virginia Seybold Welch Martin
Mrs. G. W. Martin died this morning at 8:30 o'clock at her late residence, 533 West Washington street, aged 73 years, 9 months and 12 days. She had been afflicted with arterioschlierosis, but had been seriously sick for only about 12 days. The time of the funeral will be announced later.

Nancy Virginia, daughter of David and Delilah Seybold, was born at Blandinsville, August 12, 1844 and was united in marriage January 8, 1867 to Ezra (Azro) B. Welch, who died in February 1882. She was married the second time to G. W. Martin, who survives her. Deceased was a member of the Baptist church for years, and was a devoted Christian. Besides her aged husband, she is survived by 5 children: Flora Bagg of Canada; Nora Cowan of Rock Island; David Welch of Macomb; Ernest Welch of Canada; Mrs. Laura Quigley of Rock Island and one sister, Mrs. Laura Herrington of Davenport, who mourn deeply the loss of a dearly beloved, affectionate mother and sister.

Funeral services will be held at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Macomb Journal, May 24, 1918
Wade Moss
TENNESSEE - Wade Moss, 78, of Tennessee, Ill., died at 9:57 a.m.
 Tuesday, Jan. 25, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. Born April 5, 1915, in Sciota to T.J. and Nora E. Wade Moss, he married Betty McClure on Sept. 7, 1940, in Kahoka, Mo.
Surviving are one son, two sisters,four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two sons, Brian and Gary, and four brothers also preceded him in death.
He served in the Army Medical Corps during World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, both in Macomb. He was a park ranger for Argyle State Park in Colchester. He was a member of Tennessee United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Phil Merritt will officiate.
Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. today, and visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the mortuary. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.
[Survivor information omitted for privacy]
Peoria Journal Star - January 26, 1994
Submitted by: C.H.
Ruth May (Alexander) Morrow
INDUSTRY - Ruth May (Alexander) Morrow, 76, of Quincy, formerly of Industry, passed away at 10:50 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2009, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Quincy.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Industry Cemetery in Industry.  Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb.
Peoria Journal Star - April 20, 2009
Submitted by: C.H.



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