McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
George G. Porter

George Porter, 79 Dies in Hospital
Who: George Porter, 79, retired farmer from Hazelton.
Died: 7:20 PM Friday, in Mercy Hospital.
Funeral arrangements: Brant Funeral Home.
Born: in Illinois, Dec. 19, 1870.
Burial: Bardolph, Ill.

Survivors: wife, sons John of Macomb, Ill., and Bruce of Stronghurst, Ill., a daughter, Mrs. Twila Holler of Salem, Ore.; stepsons Lynn, Bert and Dow Schermerhorn of Cedar Rapids; and stepdaughters Mrs. Gertrude Axline of Cedar Rapids and Mrs. Zetta Royster of Chicago, Ill.

Macomb Daily Journal, Macomb, Illinois, December 20, 1950
Former Bardolph Man Dies at Hazelton, IA
Who: George G. Porter, 79, of Hazelton, Ia., former resident of Bardolph.

Died: about 7:00 last night at Hazelton.
Funeral: services will be held at Hazelton Monday.
Burial: Bardolph. History: He had resided in the Bardolph area since childhood, except for a few years in Missouri, until about 20 years ago when he moved to Iowa.

Surviving: son John Porter of Macomb, son R. B. Porter of Stronghurst, a daughter, Mrs. Twila Holler of Salem Ore., his second wife, the former Fannie Schermerhorn of Hazelton, six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Predeceased by: his first wife, the former Bianca Kepple who died 24 years ago.
 Oelwein Daily Register, Oelwein, Iowa
December 2, 1950
Winifred Westlake Porter
Services Today for Macomb Woman, 78
Who: Mrs. Winifred Porter.
Died: Saturday at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral: 1:30 p.m. at Sargents Funeral Home, Rev. Dan Rebman to officiate.
Burial: Bardolph.
Born: July 15, 1898, Adair.
Parents: Edward Lee and Almeda Hall Westlake.
Married: March 17, 1923, Macomb, to John Wallace Porter, deceased.
Survived by: two daughters, Mrs. Bette Harper of Macomb and Mrs. Rosalie Baker of Dothan, Ala.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Orion Westlake of California.
Preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Pattie McFadden; one brother, Albert Westlake; two sisters, Jessie Westlake and Mrs. Willia Harlan Fogel.
History: retired saleswoman at J. J. Newberry Co.

Macomb Daily Journal, February 7, 1977

John Wallace Porter

John Porter, 82, of Macomb Dies
Who: John Wallace Porter, 82, Macomb.
Died: at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Sargents Funeral Home with the Rev. Dan Rebman officiating; military rites will be held at the grave.
Burial: Bardolph Cemetery.
Born: Sept. 28, 1894, in Bardolph.
Parents: George and Biance Kepple Porter.
Married: Winifred Doris Westlake March 17, 1923, at Macomb.
Survived by: his wife; two daughters, Bette Harper, Macomb, and Rosalie Baker, Dotham, Ala.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Patti McFadden; one brother, Robert B. Porter and one sister, Mrs. Twila Holler.
History: moved to Macomb in 1923; retired Globe American Corp. employee, a member of the Stronghurst Christian Church and a member of the Masonic Lodge and American Legion.
Macomb Daily Journal
Sarah Jane Marrott Peck

Rock Island Argus, January 2 1929
Mrs Sarah Jane Peck
Mrs. Sarah Jane Peck 88, who spent the last 12 years in Rock Island and Moline, died of influenza yesterday in the home of her daughter Mrs. Artie VanDiver of Cicero, Ill. She had been ill since a week before Christmas.
Sarah Jane Marrott was born in Ohio on Feb. 8 1840, and was married to Orin Peck in Alexandria Mo on Jan 15, 1857. This couple resided in Macomb, Ill, until the death of Mr. Peck nearly 12 years ago. Since that time Mrs. Peck resided with daughters in Rock Island, Moline, and Cicero. She was a member of the Fifteenth Avenue Christian church, Rock Island.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Artie VanDiver of Cicero, Mrs Caddie Gamage of Oak Park, Ill;, Mrs. Birdie Filbert of Stockton, Calif., and Mrs Walter Kline of Moline; two sons, Lee Peck of Macomb and Jack Peck of Plymouth, Ill.; a sister Mrs. Pheby Foster of Moline; a brother B T Marrott of Alexandria, Mo., 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. The body will be taken to Macomb, Ill, tonight, where the funeral services will be held Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery, Macomb.

O. F. Piper

Rushville Times, November 15, 1900
Mr. O. F. Piper, one of Macomb's most prominent and highly respected citizens, died last week in his 79th year.

Susannah Tomberlin Pennington

Macomb Daily Journal, Oct, 30, Nov. 1, 1915
Susannah Pennington was found dead in Industry. She was born Aug. 26, 1848 in Industry Twp. to J. B. Clarkey Tomberlin. She married S. M. Pennington. Surviving siblings are James of Kansas and a sister in Peoria, Ill.

Steward McKindra Pennington

January 16, 1919
Steward McKindra Pennington died January 10, in Industry. Born in Industry Twp. to Thos. J. Mary Jane Smithers Pennington on Dec. 30, 1843. He married Susannah Tomberlin in 1874. His children include Zoe at home, Morris Richard of Industry, Mrs. Paul Holmes of Macomb, J. D. of Milford, Iowa, Alonzo, address unknown, Mrs. Florence Cobb of Industry, half-brother Allen Pennington of Phillipsburg, Kan.
Death of Robert Pruett

Macomb Dailey Journal, July 21, 1937
Told Mrs. G. S. Hillyer of Macomb, her daughter, Lois and son-in-law William Roudebush of Rushville, Jake Waymack of Raritan and Charles Waymack of Macomb had returned from attending the funeral of Mrs. Hillyer's father, Robert Pruett at Coffeyville, KS.

Bessie M. Johnson Severns Paul

Galesburg Register Mail
Prairie City - Bessie M. Paul, 94, 240 S. Center St., died at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 21, 2003) at home. Corman Memorial Home, Avon, is in charge of arrangements.

Prairie City - Bessie M. Paul, 94 of 240 S. Center St. died at 10.35 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 21, 2003, at her home.
Born Dec. 30, 1908, in Cameron to Fred W. and Myra Ray Johnson, she married Frank Paul on Oct. 19, 1937, in Memphis, MO. He died May 5, 1980. She also was preceded in death by one infant daughter, one brother and one sister.
Surviving are three sons, Richard Severns of Avon, Larry Paul of Bushnell and Gary Paul; one daughter, Marilyn Cox of Macomb; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Corman Memorial Home in Avon, where friends may call after noon today until time of services. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.


Charles Kent Peters

Rushville Times, January 5, 2005
Charles Kent Peters, 58, a Macomb small business owner, died Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Oct. 31, 1946, in McLean County. Three and one-half months later, he was adopted by Lewis and Iva (Ingles) Peters. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1964 ans shortly thereafter enlisted in the U. S. Air Force. He served honorably for four years, including tours of duty in Thailand and Vietnam. After discharge in 1968, he enrolled at Western Illinois University, graduating with honors in 1972, with degrees in law enforcement and speech.
He married Karen Beal on June 6, 1970, at the First Bapist Church in Colchester. In 1974, they moved to the family farm where he engaged in farming for the next 15 years. While in Schuyler County, he attended the Bethany Community Church, and later the Littleton Baptist Church where he served as deacon. In 1989, he moved to Macomb where he established Roosevelt Apartments. He was a member of the Macomb Landlord's Association and active in many community affairs. He enjoyed boating at Argyle Lake.
Surviving are his wife of Macomb, a daughter, Michelle Powers of DeKalb, a grandson; and his parents, Lewis and Iva Peters of Macomb. He was preceded in death by twin brothers, Donald and Dean Peters.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Wood Funeral Home in rushville with Pastor Durwin Burtz officiating. Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by the Schuyler American legion Post 4. Visitation will be from 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Wood Funeral Home in Rushville.


James Keith Parker

Rushville Times, March 22, 2000, page 17, column 3
James Keith Parker, 66, died Friday March 17, 2000. Parker was born June 16, 1931, in Walnut Grove Township in McDonough County. He was married to Vivian Alleyne Norris on Jan. 10, 1953, in Burlington, Iowa. He was an Army veteran, serving at the Panama Canal during the Korean War. He was a retired construction worker.
James Parker is survived by his wife, three sons, James, David and Michael; two daughters, Karen Henson and Lisa Shepler; two brothers, William and Virgil; four sisters, Mary Frakes, Marjorie McMillen, Virginia Wayland and Betty Oliver; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.
James Parker was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Alfred and Harold, and one sister, Edna Wilhelm.
Graveside services were held March 20, 2000, in Scotts Cemetery near Plymouth with Rev. Henry Nash officiating. The Hamilton Funeral Home in Plymouth was in charge of arrangements.


Arthur J. Pittman II

Rushville Times, November 8, 2000, page 13, column 3
Arthur J. "Jack" Pittman, 69, of Colchester, died Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Smithfield, the son of Arthur J. and Leta M. (Mellier) Pittman. He married Pollyanna Kessler on Oct. 20, 1951, in Astoria. She survives.
He was preceded in death by a son, James, and a brother, Howard.
Also surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Wendell (Pam) Willison of Ipava, Mrs. Jim (Joyce) Angell of Oak Park, and Mrs. Bob (Stephanie) Gustin of Macomb; two sons, John (wife Jane) Pittman of Adair and Jay (wife Carmen) Pittman of Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (wife Bess) Pittman of Colchester, Charles (wife Roxy) Pittman of Astoria, and Robert (wife Marianne) Pittman of Blacksburg, Va.; and three sisters, Mrs. Philip (Maralea) Kessler of North Manchester, Ind., Mrs. Ethan (Elizabeth) Gramm of Orlando, Fla., and Barbara Miller of Astoria.
He was a lifetime member of the American Quarterhorse Association and a member of the First Christian Church of Colchester. He was a lifetime farmer, auctioneer for the past 40 years, and the last 10 years worked on the painting staff at Western Illinois University in Macomb.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9 at Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria with the Rev. Kevin Kessler officiating.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Shawgo Memorial home in Astoria.

Eagle Publications, November 9, 2000
Arthur J. "Jack" Pittman, 69, of Colchester, died at 1:31 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital. He was born Sept. 10, 1931, in Smithfield, to Arthur J. and Leta M. (Mellier) Pittman. He married Pollyanna Kessler Oct. 20, 1951, in Astoria. She survives. He was preceded in death by one son, James, and one brother, Howard. He is survived by three daughters: Pam (Wendell) Willison, Ipava, Joyce (Jim) Angell, Oak Park, and Stephanie (Bob) Gustin, Macomb; two sons, John (Jane) Pittman, Adair, and Jay (Carmen) Pittman, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Richard (Bess) Pittman, Colchester, Charles (Roxy) Pittman, Astoria, and Robert ( Marianne) Pittman, Blacksburg, Va.; three sisters, Maralea (Phillip) Kessler, North Manchester, Ind., Elizabeth (Ethan) Gramm, Orlando, Fla., and Barbara Miller, Astoria.
He was a lifetime member of the American Quarterhorse Association and a member of the First Christian Church of Colchester. He was a lifetime farmer, an auctioneer for the past 40 years and, for the last 10 years, worked on the painting staff at Western Illinois University.
Visitation was scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 at Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria. Services were planned for Thursday Nov. 9, 2000, at Woodland Church of the Brethren, Astoria, with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Astoria.
Shawgo Memorial Home was in charge of all arrangements.


Ila L. Young Stoneking Price

Bushnell - Ila L. Price, 84, of Bushnell died at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. Born Nov 21, 1915, in Industry to Edward and Permelia Anna Standard Young, she married Bennie E. Stoneking. She later married Ray Price.
Surviving are one son, John (and Sandra) Stoneking of Iola, KS.; two daughters, Kathleen (and Gene) Cooper of Rantoul and Jackie Zook of Bushnell; two brothers, Gerald Young of Galva and Lyle Young Sr. of Bushnell; two sisters, Eileen Russell and Betty Adair, both of Macomb; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
One brother preceded her in death.
She was a seamstress. She also worked for McGraw Edison in Macomb for 27 years before retiring.
She was past senior regent of Women of the Moose in Macomb and was past president of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary in Macomb. She was a member of the Macomb Bowling League for many years. She was of Methodist faith. Services will be at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. The Rev. Terry Broady will officiate. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the funeral home, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight. Cremation will be accorded. Burial of ashes will be at a later date.
Note: Ila was a great-grandaughter of Elisabeth Jane Porter John Young; and granddaughter of Margaret Ann Justus James Porter Young.


Dean Payne

Eagle Publications, September 30, 1999
Dean Payne, 83, of Monmouth, died at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 1999, in Pinewood Nursing Home at Monmouth.
He was born on Sept. 19, 1916, at Industry to Marvin and Estel Mae Dean Payne. He married Bernice Alden on Jan. 31, 1947, at Decatur. She preceded him in death on June 30, 1992.
He also was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include daughters Sandra Porter of Monmouth and Bridgit Schaumleffel of Spring Valley; son Chris Payne of Mesa, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers George of Industry, Gerald of Adair, and Verl of rural Industry.
Mr. Payne was a graduate of Western Illinois University. He also served in the Army during WW II.
He was a farmer in Industry until 1965 and moved to Charleston in 1971, where he owned and operated the Charleston True Value Hardware store until 1983. In 1987, he moved to Monmouth.
He was a member of the Industry Masonic Lodge, Charleston Rotary Club, and Charleston VFW. He also was an avid environmentalist and lover of nature who enjoyed reading and writing.
Cremation rites were accorded and graveside services were held Sept. 24 in Industry Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Sawyer officiating. Full military services were conducted by the Macomb Legion and VFW.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of arrangements.


Dale B. Peak

Eagle Publications, May 24, 2001
Dale B. Peak, 85, of Macomb, formerly of the Canton and Industry areas, died at 6:04 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born in Schuyler County on Jan. 21, 1916, to Fred Roscoe and Sylvia Ann Wilhelm Peak. He married Helen L. Martin in St. Charles, Mo., on March 16, 1940. She survives.
He is also survived by: two sons, Michael (Nancy) Peak, Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Kenneth Peak, Canton; five grandchildren, Angie, Amy, Stacy, Kenny and Chris; seven great-grandchildren; and one brother, Keith (Neva) Peak, Table Grove.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers in infancy.
He lived in the Industry area before moving to Canton in 1949 where he served as city councilman for eight years, from 1971 to 1979. He worked for All Star and Prairie Farms Dairy for 20 years, retiring in 1981. He moved to Macomb in 1996.
Graveside services were held Monday, May 21, 2001, at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton, with the Rev. Loren Curtis officiating.


Pearl Dolores Ackerson Pendl

Peoria Journal Star, July 7, 1994, Page: D7
BELLEVUE - Pearl Dolores Pendl, 68, of 308 Bellevue Ave. died at 11:05 a.m. Tuesday, July 5, 1994, at her residence.
Born June 25, 1926, in Marietta to William and Mary Etta Smith Ackerson, she married Otto Pendl on Aug. 29, 1944, in Macomb. He survives.
Also surviving are one son, Otto W. of Bellevue; one daughter, Betty Lyons of Mapleton; three grandchildren; four brothers, Perry Ackerson and Clarence Ackerson, both of Bushnell, Glen Ackerson of Pekin and William Ackerson of Marietta; two sisters, Florence Bollinger of Mesa, Ariz., and Charlotte Kruzan of Canton; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one brother and three sisters.
She was a nurse's aide at Highview Nursing Home in Peoria for 10 years, retiring in 1968. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bartonville, where she volunteered for the church food pantry.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at her church. The Rev. Daniel Stalker will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, and 30 minutes before services at the church. Burial will be in Wiley Cemetery in Fulton County.


Sally Jo Pate Pherigo

Peoria Journal Star, September 19, 1995, Page: D6
BEARDSTOWN - Sally Jo Pherigo, 55, of rural Beardstown, died at 5:17 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 1995, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
Born Aug. 26, 1940, near Beardstown to Clarence H. and Ileen VanHyning Cassidy Pate, she married Robert Pherigo on Sept. 7, 1957, in Beardstown. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Bob Jr. and Randy, both of Beardstown; three daughters, Bille Jo Bollinger and Debbie Knous, both of Beardstown, and Sherry Warden of Albuquerque, N. M.; two brothers, Tom Pate of Beardstown and Clarence "Corky" Pate of Rushville; eight sisters, Joy Taylor, Brenda Gaus, Marcia Knous, Judy Hawk, Sandy Fox and Lonnie Suddeth, all of Beardstown, Linda Derry of Industry and Pat Humphery of Peoria; and six grandchildren.
She attended Beardstown schools and had worked at the St. Luke Heath Care Facility for 15 years. She was a member of the Beardstown Worship Center and TOPS. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown. The Rev. Don Rowan will officiate. Burial will be in Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home.


Bobby Lynn Phillips

Eagle Publications, June 11, 2005
Bobby Lynn Phillips, 60, Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Bushnell, died Sunday June 5, 2005. at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Ind.
He was born Jan. 3, 1945, in Canton, the son of Bernard F. Phillips and Mildred Walker. He married M. Dianne Schade, June 5, 1964. He then married Patricia Ann Markley, Nov. 24, 1970. He then married Jean Marie (LaCourse) Putman, Feb. 16, 1990.
He is survived by two sons, Gregory (Nora) Phillips, Springfield and Geoffrey (Lauri) Phillips, El Paso; one stepson, Larry (Roberta) Maloney, Linn Grove; one daughter, Angela Blann, Bushnell; five grandchildren; two step grandchildren and two step great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Bernard Ray; and one stepdaughter, Theresa Maloney.
He moved to Bushnell in 1954 and graduated from B-PC High School in 1963. He relocated to Indianapolis in May 1984 following the closing of the Canton International Harvester plant. He continued his position at the Navistar International Foundry, retiring in 1992. From August 1992 through 1999, he worked as a bar manager for Service America Corp. providing beverage service to what is now known as RCA Dome. He was an avid sports fan, a lifelong Cincinnati Reds fan and especially enjoyed the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts and horse racing. Other activities included collecting antique clocks and spending time with his family and friends. He served in the military police of the U.S. Army from 1969-71 stationed in Fort Ord, Calif.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family has planned a "Memorial Celebration of Life" from 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2005, at the Hollis-Martin Funeral Home, Bushnell.
The family invites each to bring a poem or story about their relationship with Bobby to be posted at the funeral home. Comments can be sent or brought to the funeral home prior to the service.


Cecil D. Phillips

Rushville Times, Wednesday, July 27, 2005, page 13, column 2
Cecil D. Phillips, 86, of Macomb, died Sunday, July 24, 2005, at the Manor Care of Rolling Meadows.
He was born June 24, 1919, in Rushville, the son of William E. and Anna G. (Shaver) Phillips. He married Juanita Maxine McGaughey on March 24, 1940, in Keokuk. She died Sept. 10, 1987.
He is survived by one daughter, Mary Kay Edelen of Covington, Ga.; one son, Norman Phillips of Macomb; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and his special friend Eleanor Frank.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, Everett, Emory, Dwight, Woodrow and one sister, Mary Thorp.
He was a World War II Navy veteran and worked for the Illinois State Police as a radio dispatcher for 35 years.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Ron Green officiating and burial in Oakwood Cemetery with military rites by VFW Post 1921 and American Legion Post 6. Visitation is one hour prior to the service.


Russell L. Phillips

Eagle Publications, January 27, 2000
Russell L. Phillips, age 80, of Marietta, passed away at 9:04 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2000 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born May 24, 1919, in Vermont, Illinois, the son of Asa and Mollie Anno Phillips.
He married Opal M. McCormick on Nov. 24, 1951, in Quincy.
Surviving are one son, John N. Phillips, Prairie City; two daughters, Marjorie Warner, Abingdon, and Molly Van Pelt, Aurora; one sister, Lucille Kingery, Astoria; nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and five sisters.
He retired from Butler Manufacturing, Galesburg, after 29 years.
He served in the Army during World War II and was a member of T. J. Pickett Lodge 307, Bushnell.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell with the Rev. John Carlson officiating.
Burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.


Shirley L. Eddington Phillips

Eagle Publications, January 18, 2005
Shirley L. Phillips, 66, Colchester, died at 8:05 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, 2005, at her home.
She was born Sept. 1, 1938, in Macomb, the daughter of H. Wayne and Myrtle (Nell) Eddington. She married Bernard Phillips Nov. 18, 1962, in Colchester. He preceded her in death Sept. 26, 1988.
She is survived by two sons, Kevin Phillips, Colchester, and Kory (Stepheni) Phillips, Rock Island; two daughters, Roberta (Burt) Stewart, Vergennes, Vt., and Connie Jo (John) Konkler, Colchester; three grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and one sister, Connie (Don) Conn, Colchester.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
She taught school in Colchester, Macomb, Carthage, Canton and Blandinsville. She graduated from Western Illinois University with her Masters in Education.
She was a member of the Colchester First Christian Church and the Blandinsville Order of Eastern Star.
Graveside services were held Monday, Jan. 10, 2005, at Mt. Aubrn Cemetery, Colchester, with the Rev. Lane Ransdell officiating.


Juanita B. Butterfield Heaton Allen Pippins

Eagle Publications, November 6, 2004
Juanita B. Allen Pippins, 79, a resident of the Macomb Senior Living Center and formerly of Abingdon, died at 9:05 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at the center.
She was born July 27, 1925 near Abingdon to Ivan and Hazel McFadden Butterfield. She was later adopted by Edward Heaton. She married Albert Ardell Allen. She later married John Pippins and he preceded her in death.
She was also preceeded in death by her parents; three sons, Herbert Gale Allen, Donald D. Allen and Edwin Raymond Allen; one brother; and one sister.
She is survived by are one daughter, Jenny (Forrest) Park, Galesburg; three sons, Albert "Sam" (Marlene) Allen, Galesburg, Ronald (Linda) Allen and Jerry (Teresa) Allen, Abingdon; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and step great-grandchildren.
She was a homemaker and had lived in Macomb the past 25 years. Prior to that she had lived in Abingdon.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2004, at the Abingdon Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon is in charge of arrangements.


Donald Gene Porter

Peoria Journal Star, November 16, 1991, Page: C8
COLCHESTER - Donald Gene Porter, 59, of Ludlow, formerly of Colchester, died at 9:46 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 1991, at Danville Veterans Administration Hospital.
He was born Nov. 29, 1931, in Macomb to William R. and Alice Stoneking Porter.
Surviving are three brothers, William of Mesa, Ariz., Junior Lee of Ludlow, and Lloyd of North Highland, Calif.; and five sisters, Gwendolyn Runkle of Bushnell, Louise Langley of Vermont, Ill., Dorothy Evans of Yucaipa, Calif., Katherine Sours of Macomb, and Madeline Foor of Farmington, Iowa. One brother and two sisters preceded him in death.
He was a Korean War Air Force veteran and received the bronze star.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Stoneking Cemetery, rural Macomb, the Rev. Ernest Louderman officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars 1921. Calling hours will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb.


William Wendall Porter

Peoria Journal Star, June 11, 1992, Page: C7
William Wendall Porter, 71, of 8547 E. Coralbell, Mesa, Ariz., for the past 9 1/2 years, died at 12:30 p.m. May 9, 1992, at Chandler Regional Hospital in Chandler, Ariz.
Born Oct. 15, 1920, in Lamoine Township, {Hancock County?}, Ill., to William R. and Alice Stoneking Porter, he married Bertha M. Lee in 1978. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Rodger of Millbrook, Jerry of Macomb, Barry of Creve Coeur and LaVern L. of Cottonwood, Ariz.; one daughter, Wendy Lambert of Peoria; two stepsons, Randy Fosdyck and Keith Fosdyck, both of Illinois; one stepdaughter, Ruth Ann Sanchez of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Junior of Illinois and Lloyd of California; five sisters, Gwen Runkle, Kathleen Sours and Louise Langley, all Illinois, Dode Evans of California and Patty Foor of Iowa; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He worked as a bakery shipper before retiring in 1982, and later was employed as a security guard at Kitchen Made Pie Co. until 1991. Memorial services were held Tuesday at the East Peoria Community Church of God. Cremation has been accorded, and burial of ashes will be in Stoneking Family Cemetery, Macomb. Melcher Mortuary in Mesa, Ariz., was in charge of arrangements.


Floyd "Francis" Francis Prather

died: May 04, 1966
Rushville - Francis Prather, 40, of Rushville, died at 8 a.m. yesterday at Culbertson Memorial Hospital where he was admitted Tuesday evening.
He was born in McDonough County Oct. 9, 1925, a son of Floyd and Josephine Lashbrook Prather. He married Doris Ebbert Nov. 10, 1948, in Macomb, and she survives.
Also surviving are four daughters, Patty, Pamela, Kathy, and Mary, all at home; his father of Ray; two brothers, Robert of Beardstown and Dale Prather of Kaneville; and two sisters, Miss Isabelle Prather of Lincoln and Mrs. Betty Shinall of Texas. His mother died earlier.
Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Roby Funeral Chapel, with Wayne Douglas of Sciota Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in Rushville Cemetery. Visitation will be after 7p.m. today at the funeral chapel. Military rites will be by Schuyler Post No.4 American Legion.
He lived in Rushville the last two years and earlier resided in Sciota eight years. He was a farmer before his illness.


Nilla M. Swanson Price

Peoria Journal Star, May 24, 1994, Page: D7
MACOMB - Nilla M. Price, 94, of 415 W. Jefferson St. died at 2:10 p.m. Monday, May 23, 1994, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Jan. 25, 1900, in Fulton County to Albert and Christine Eddington Swanson, she married Walter G. Price on March 4, 1922, in Macomb. He died Nov. 21, 1961. One son, Robert Carroll Price, two brothers and one sister also preceded her in death.
Surviving are three daughters, Bette Chatterton and Elizabeth Hillyer, both of Macomb, and Hazel Toland of Industry; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1918. She worked at Illinois Electric Porcelain, Wood's Grocery Store, Phelps Hospital and Galloway Bakery.
She was a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of the 8 et 40 salon and Macomb Order of Eastern Star.
She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. The Rev. J. William Werner will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.


Betty Lou Litchfield Darby Perry

Peoria Journal Star, August 7, 2002, Page: B04
Galesburg - Betty Lou Perry, 72, of 351 W. North St. died at 11:23 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2002, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Born April 16, 1930, in Blandinsville to Millard F. and Hazel L. Petrie Litchfield, she married Thomas L. Perry on Feb. 16, 1965, in Galesburg. He died Jan. 7, 1986.
She also was preceded in death by two grandchildren.
Surviving are two sons, Herman (and Joyce) Darby of Galesburg and Eddie (and Jill) Perry of Alexis; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sharon) Whittier of Morton and Mrs. John (Thomasa) Eskridge of Galesburg; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Daniel (Vicki) Hare of Centennial, Colo., and Mrs. Bill (Valerie) Henning of Abingdon; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
An employee of the state of Illinois for 36 years, she worked at Galesburg Research Hospital until it closed in 1984. She later was the dietary supervisor at Zeller Mental Health Center in Peoria until retiring on Dec. 1, 1995.
She was a member of the Abingdon Pottery Club.
She and her husband organized flea markets in the Galesburg area for many years.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Elder Bob Chandlee will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 tonight at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.


Emery Leslie Phillips

Peoria Journal Star, May 8, 1992, Page: C10
Rushville - Emery L. Phillips, 87, of Rural Route 4 died at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 1992, at his residence.
Born Aug. 22, 1904, in Buena Vista Township, Schuyler County, to William and Anna Shaver Phillips, he married Dorothy Hiles on Feb. 4, 1935, in Oquawka.
She survives along with two sons, Robert and Terry, both of Rushville; five daughters, Shirley Baker of Bullshead, Ariz., Norma Jones of Severna Park, Md., Sara Conlin of Astoria, Rose Mary Root of Pawnee, and Lynne Kokenes of Orland Park; two brothers, Woodrow and Cecil, both of Macomb; 14 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
He was a farmer and construction worker, retiring in 1963. He was a member of Curry Chapel Church near Rushville.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. The Rev. Wayne Bonser will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hughes Cemetery near Rushville.


Lewis "Woodie" Woodrow Phillips

Peoria Journal Star, November 25, 1992, Page: C5
Macomb - Lewis "Woodie" Phillips, 76, of 525 S. Campbell died at 5:10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1916, in Schuyler County to William and Anna Shaver Phillips, he married Evelyn Norris on Oct. 16, 1941, in Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are one daughter, Dinah Lee Burton of Alpha; three sons, Dennis Lyndall Phillips and Daryl Lane Phillips, both of Macomb and Dannie Lewis Phillips of Columbia, Mo.; one brother, Cecil D. of Macomb; five grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death.
He owned and operated Phillip's Electric in Macomb for 41 years, retiring in 1990. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of Disabled American Veterans.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Dodsworth-Piper- Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb. The Rev. Ron Derrig-Green will officiate.
Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 6. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, McDonough County Chapter.


Dr. Thomas Clayton Perry

July 18 -- Sat. eve. Dr. Thomas Clayton Perry died at his Colchester home, Funeral at Christian church, Rev. C.A. King preaching. Burial at Moore graveyard. He as born in Lexington, Ga. in 1817 and was 71 yrs. 11 mo. and 2 days old. In 1845 he married Tillia A. Rowe in Cherokee county, N.C. She survives. They came to Hancock county in 1849 and to Colchester in 1866. Dr. Perry practiced medicine until 7 yrs. ago. He leaves 5 children and 10 grandchildren. Three of his children, Mrs. Louisa Goldsberry, D.E. and S.W. Perry reside in Colchester, and one son N.B. is city editor of the Leavenworth, Kan. "Standard", and one son is Judge C.T. Perry of Quincy.
[Source: "The Colchester Independent, 17 JUL 1889 - Sub. By Mark J. Lamias]
GEORGE W. PRICE was born in Schuyler county, Ill., Jan. 22, 1849, and died at his home in Industry, McDonough county, Ill., Nov. 30, 1892; aged 43 years, 10 months and 8 days. In 1875 he was married to MISS EMMA MEADOR. About four months ago he was converted, and during his protracted sickness was patient and loving, living every moment resigned to the will of God. He leaves a wife, a mother, one sister, and two brothers to mourn his loss. His death is the twelfth that has occurred in this family. His only regret at quitting the shores of time was the leaving of her who had shared his success and failures, his joys and sorrows along life's journey. But leaving a testimony behind that all was well, he closed his eyes to this world, and in the day dawn of eternity will be found watching for the loved ones he has left behind. Funeral services were held on Thursday, Dec. 1, at the residence of his mother, MRS. WM. PRICE, 2 1/2 miles north of Rushville, attended by a large number of sympathizing friends of the family.
[The Rushville Times, 8 Dec 1892]
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