McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 



[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]

Smith William Reed

born June 2, 1860 in McDonough County, IL

died October 6, 1910 in Modesto, CA

married August 1, 1888 in McDonough County, IL to Bessie Ann Bayless

"Uncle" Jeff Bayliss received word today of the death of his son-in-law, Smith Reed, of Modesto, Cal., after a short illiness of obstruction of the bowels. The funeral was in charge of the Knights of Pythias on last Friday and the interment in the cemetery at Modesto.

Mr. Reed was a former well known resident of this county, being a son of the late George B. Reed, who lived for many years in the Stickle neighborhood near Good Hope. He was married to Bessie Bayliss in 1888 and soon after they went to Kansas, where they lived until four years ago. They then moved to California, where they have since made their home. His wife and four daughters survive him. He was of a genial likeable disposition and his untimely death came as a great shock to his friends and relatives in this community, and whose sympathies go out to the wife and daughters in their far-away home.


Winfield F. Rexroat
     Winfield F. Rexroat died at his home, 628 East Jackson street, after a year's illness with hardening of the arteries and complications, aged 71 years, 6 months and 13 days.  Funeral services will be held at May 20, at the Methodist church at Macomb, IL, Rev. Swisher officiating, assisted by Rev. Bloomer.  Interment in Pennington Point cemetery.

      He was born to James Morris Rexroat and Susannah Jane Moyers on December 5, 1854 on the farm in Scotland township, and lived on a farm near Pennington Point until retiring and coming to Macomb in 1917.  On December 13, 1876, he was married to Minnie Ripp, who, with the following children survive: Leni Ford of Galesburg, IL; Lulu Sillivan of Pennington Point, IL; Anna Pittenger of Carthage, IL; Nettie Hendrickson of Springfield, IL; Rex Rexroat of Pennington Point, IL.  Two children, Madelena and Edythe, are deceased.  Three brothers, Fred and robert of Macomb, IL; and Lee of Ryegate, MT; and one sister, Mrs. Sarah Barnhart and three brothers are deceased: Will H., Jared H., Tel C., and Lawson T. Rexroat.

     The deceased was a member of the Pennington Point church for many years.  He was also an A.F. & A.M. Mason, and a member of the Eastern Star.
     He was a kindly, jovial disposition and one who made friends and kept them.  He was unassuming and lived a quiet life, enjoying home and neighbors and living each day the best he knew how.

May 18, 1926,
The Macomb Daily Journal, Pub. Macomb, IL - Unknown Submitter

     Fern B. Rexroat, 87, a resident of Wesley Village Healthcare Center and a former Industry, IL resident, died Wednesday, May 16, 1990 at the center.
     She was born September 23, 1902 in Fulton County, IL a daughter of Issac and Myrtle [Demoss] Black.  She married Rex L. Rexroat February 23, 1924 in Palmyra, MO.  He died October 10, 1985.
     Mrs. Rexroat lived near Bernadotte, IL and for a short while in Lewistown, IL.  She moved to McDonough County in 1916 and lived near Adair, IL for 30 years.  She also had resided in Macomb, IL for a short while before moving to Industry in 1985.
     She attended Western Illinois Teachers College earning a teaching degree.  She taught school for several years in McDonough County.  She was a member of the Industry Order of Eastern Star and was a past president of the VFW Auxiliary.

 Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. rodney [Donna] Russell of Industry, IL; Mrs. Lewell [Joan] Reeves of Plymouth, IL and Mrs. James [Mona] Hainline of Klamath Fall, OR; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two daughters in infancy; one stepson; and two brothers, Leslie and Obidor.

      Graveside services for Mrs. Rexroat will be Saturday, May 19, in Pennington Point Cemetery.  The Rev. Donald Pratt and Marshall Litchfield will officiate.  Arrangements are in charge of Clagston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, IL.
The Macomb Journal
Thursday, May 17, 1990, Pg. 2A
Unknown Submitter

James I. Runkle was born in McDonough County, Illinois, on the 6th day of October, 1841, and died at the St. Francis hospital at Macomb, Illinois, on Saturday, Nov. 17, 1928, aged 87 years, 1 month and 11 days. He was the oldest of the 10 children of Darius and Maria (Walker) Runkle and was also the last one of the family, the other 9 children and his parents having preceded him in death. On Aug. 2, 1861, at the age of 19 years, Mr. Runkle answered his country's call and enlisted in Company A of the 10th Missouri Infantry, serving 3 years. He was discharged from the service on Aug. 24, 1864, holding at that time the rank of Sergeant and immediately re-enlisted as a veteran for the duration of the war. Oct. 4, 1871, Mr. Runkle was united in marriage with Caroline Legg, who died Feb. 24, 1919. The following children survive: Ethlyn Finch of Rushville, Illinois; Mrs. Lois Baxter of Beardstown, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Black of Industry, Ill.; Roy L. Runkle of Littleton, Ill. and Joseph C. Runkle of Industry, Ill., also 10 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.
He was a member of the Presbyterian church at Doddsville, Ill. for many years, was interested in the work of not only his own but all other churches and gave liberally to their support. Mr. Runkle was a man of sterling character, upright and honest in all dealings with his fellow men, a great help to the community in which he lived and one of whom they could well be proud. Funeral services were held at the Hainline Memorial on Monday, Nov. 19, at 1 o'clock p.m., conducted by the Rev. J. M. Thompson, of St. Louis, Mo., a former pastor of the Presbyterian church at Doddsville. the body is at rest in Doddsville cemetery.

[1928 - Unknown Submitter]
Ruby May Thomson Raymond
Died: Feb. 10, 1978 2:45 a.m. of cardiopulmonary arrest at Americana Nursing Center, Macomb, IL.
Services: Bushnell Order of Eastern Star Memorial Service held Feb. 12, 1978 at Martin Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, IL. Funeral service conducted Feb. 13, 1978 at Martin Hollis Funeral Home. Due to snowstorm, interment at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb, IL was delayed until Feb. 14, 1978. Rev. Paul Simpkins, of United Methodist Church of Bushnell, officiated.
Ruby May Thomson was born July 20, 1894 to William and Ida (Wilson) Thomson in Mound Township, McDonough County, Ill. She graduated from Western Illinois State Normal School in 1914 and she taught at No. 16 Lee Township, Fulton County; Lickskillet (New Salem Twp., McDonough Co.); Walnut Grove West Elementary School; and Crawford School (near Walnut Grove, IL).

She married Charles V. Raymond Dec. 24, 1919 in Bushnell. He died Dec. 20, 1964 in Macomb. Mrs. Raymond was a member of Lucille Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Royal Neighbors Lodge, the Rebekah Lodge, the Carnegie Mutual Club, the Center Household Science Club, the Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxilary, and the United Methodist Church of Bushnell. She had written much of a family history before a series of strokes disabled her, and the book, Wheels of Life, was finished by her daughter, Reta (Raymond) Mariner.
Mrs. Raymond is survived by four sons, Martin (Gracie) of Orange, CA, Richard "Barney" (Marilyn) of Monmouth, Keith "D. K." (Betty) of Bushnell, and Roland "Sol" (Vivian) of Kenai, AK; two daughters, Mrs. Reta (Jack) Mariner of Prairie City, and Mrs. Sarah (Jim) Martin of Broken Arrow, OK; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Fern (Bud) Ulmer of Bushnell; and one step-great-grandchild.

Charles V. Raymond
Died: of ruptured kidney, Sunday, Dec. 20, 1964, McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, IL.
Services: Funeral will be Dec. 23, 1964, 2 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home, Bushnell, IL. Rev. Henry Cox officiating. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Macomb. The family will meet friends Tuesday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Masonic services will be conducted Tuesday at the funeral home at 8:30 p.m. The Bushnell VFW Post will conduct military honors at the graveside.

Charles V. "Charlie" Raymond was born to Simon and Elizabeth (Foresman) Raymond Nov. 5, 1890 near Walnut Grove, IL. He married Ruby M. Thomson Dec. 24, 1919 in Bushnell. He attended school at Walnut Grove. He served in the army during World War I . He was a member of the Good Hope Masonic Lodge, Modern Woodmen of American and Bushnell Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Raymond was a salesman for Piioneer Seed Co. for more than 20 years and had lived in Bushnell the past seven years. He farmed north of Good Hope before moving to Bushnell.
Survivors include six children, Martin (Gracie) of Orange, CA, Richard "Barney" (Marilyn) of Monmouth, Keith (Betty) of Bushnell, Mrs. Reta (Jack) Mariner of Prairie City, Roland "Sol" (Vivian) of Garden Grove, CA, and Mrs. Sarah (Jim) Martin of Little York; 21 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Williams of Ellisville and Mrs. Naomi Reardon of Macomb, and a brother John G. of Bushnell. He was proceeded in death by four brothers, three sisters, two half-brothers and a half-sister.
Jerome Edward Riser
Macomb Daily Journal
COLCHESTER - Jerome Edward Riser, 58 of Duxbury, Mass. died at 11:50 A.M. Friday August 1, 1997 at St. Elizabeth Medical Center at Brighton, Ma.
He was born September 22, 1938 in Macomb to Willis E. and Talitha (Barrett) Riser. He married Joan Bricker on September 11, 1965. She survives. Also surviving are his Mother of Tennessee, three sons: James of Florida, Thomas of California, Paul of Colorado, one daughter Susan Riser of Massachusetts; one brother, Sylvester Riser of Tennessee, three sisters: Linda Higgins of Plymouth, Sharon Foulk of Tennessee, and Bonnie Walton of Plymouth.
Mr. Riser worked as Execative at a Oil Company in Duxbury. He served 21 years in the US Marine Corps., with two tours of duty in Vietnam. He also served as an Honor Guard at President John F. Kenndy's Funeral. He was a graduate of Colchester High School in 1956 and a member of the Fandon Christian Church.
Services were at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday at the Holy Family Church in Duxbury, Mass. Burial was in the Mayflower Cemetery in Duxbury, Mass. A memorial will be held in Colchester at a later date.


Willis E. Riser
Macomb Daily Journal
Willis E Riser 76, of Colchester, died at 1:02 A.M., Sunday Sept 9, 1973, at the Americana Nursing Center in Macomb.
He was born July 1, 1897, in Hire Township, the son of Charles D. and Dora B. (George) Riser. He attended Blandinsville High School and was married Sept. 1, 1932 to Talitha E. Barrett at Kahoka, Mo. He was a retired Farmer from the Friendship and Fandon area.
Surviving are the widow; five children, Sylvester Charles Riser of Monmouth, Jerome Edward Riser of Laguna Niquel, California, Mrs. Linda Lou Higgins of Plymouth, Mrs. Sharon Kay Eddington of Colchester, and Mrs. Bonnie Walton of Blandinsville; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Melvin Willis Riser and a grandchild.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 P.M. at Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Richard Bussman officiated. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery at rural Tennessee.

Talitha Elizabeth Barrett Riser
Macomb Daily Journal
Talitha Elizabeth Riser formerly of Colchester and Tennessee, died at 10:48 A.M. Monday December 24, 2001 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born March 21, 1915 in Bolivar, Mo., to Charles and Florence (Parrack) Barrett. She married Willis E. Riser Sept. 1, 1932 at Kahoka, Mo. He died Sept. 9, 1973. She is survived by one son, Sylvester (Laura) Riser of Monmouth; three daughters, Linda (Rodney) Higgins of Plymouth, Sharon (Larry) Foulk of Tennessee, and Bonnie Walton of Plymouth; one daughter-in-law Joan Riser of Duxbury, Mass; 12 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and eight step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Capt. Jerome Riser U.S.M.C., one brother Roscoe Barrett, two sisters, Irene Millington and Lily Fountain, and an infant grandson.
Mrs. Riser worked as a LPN at St. Francis, Phelps, and McDonough District Hospital. She retired in 1973. She served as a Camp Nurse at Boy and Cub Scouts Camps. She was a member of Tennessee Household Science Club and Colchester First Christian Church.
Services were held at 2:00 P.M. Friday December 27, 2001 at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. Burial was in Friendship Cemetery in rural Tennessee.

Emma Ruckle
Mrs. Emma Ruckle of Macomb Dies
Mrs. Emma Ruckle of this city passed away early this morning at the home of Eugene Jones of West Woodbury Street, after a several year's illness of heart trouble. Her age was 70 years. The body was removed to the Martin Chapel where friends may call. Funeral services will be held at the Martin Chapel tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by Rev. C. H. Young; interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Deceased was the widow of John Ruckle who passed away in this city in 1906.
Macomb Daily Journal, March 4, 1931

Inez I. McCance Harlan Ruark

Who: Inez I. Ruark, 71.
Died: 3:20 a.m., Friday, February 17, 1989, at Cottage Hospital.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 1989 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Rev. Charles Wilder, officiating.
Born: Mar. 23, 1917, in Walnut Grove.
Parents: Claude and Grace (Scott) McCance.
Married: John W. Harlan, deceased.
Married: second husband, Raymond Ruark on Mar. 23, 1946 in Quincy; he preceded her in death on April 1, 1969.
Survived by: three daughter, Donna J. Wells, of Glendale, Arizona, Rosemary Gillette of Macomb, and Susan Sloan of Bushnell; one son Donald Harlan of Galesburg; three brothers, Glen McCance, Gaylord McCance, and Gene McCance, all of Bushnell; six sisters, Josephine Sorrells, Helen Suter, Nola Avery, Theda Trout, and Peggy Williamson, all of Bushnell and Doris Ritchie of Chicago; six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Preceded in death by: three brothers, Wendell, Kenneth and Claude Jr.; one son, John W. Harlan, Jr.
History: ran the Stockyard Cafe in Bushnell; employed by C. S. Norcross and Sons, Bushnell; member of the First Baptist Church of Bushnell.

Lurana Frisbie Robinson

Through information received of Sol Pestle of this city it was learned that Mrs. Robinson who died yesterday morning at the county farm was the widow of the late Lou {Lewis} Robinson, who is buried in Oakwood cemetery. Her maiden name was Frisbie and she was born in Bethel township. William and Elisha Frisbie were her brothers. The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:45 o'clock at the Martin chapel; interment in Oakwood cemetery.
Macomb Daily Journal,
Thursday, February 22, 1917

Lewis Robinson
Poverty - Death - The Poor-House

A pitiful case of sickness came to an end in the third ward of this city Sunday night last, in the death of a man named Lewis Robinson, who, with his wife and an adopted daughter, six years of age, have been living in circumstances of sorest need for some time. They came to Macomb something over a year ago from Schuyler County; Robinson was in poor health, and for sometime, we hear, canvassed as a book agent; finally his disease, consumption, advanced so far that he was unable longer to make a livelihood; the wife, having to wait upon her husband, could not earn any money, and cruel want was added to sickness. Through pride, we learn, they did not call on the Supervisor, and it was only about a week ago that the neighbors knew of their absolute hunger. During last week dysentery attacked the already consumptive man, and Sunday he died. He was buried Monday. Mrs. Robinson, while waiting on her husband, was also taken with dysentery and was very ill when her husband died. There being no relatives to take care of the woman, Supervisor Imes conveyed her to the county house, where she will be cared for until she recovers. The little girl was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Creel, living east of town.

The Macomb Journal, Thursday, August 2, 1883
Leola "Dee" L. Fawcett Russler

Peoria Journal Star
BUSHNELL - Leola L. "Dee" Russler, 89, formerly of Bushnell, died Monday Aug 4, 1997, at Avon Nursing Home.

Born Dec 23, 1907, in Table Grove to Lee and Edna Heaton Fawcett, she married Ralph E. Russier on May 8 1928, in Bushnell. He died Nov. 14 1981. One son, Ralph Jr., three bothers, four sisters, and two half brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy Rhodes of Bushnell, one sister, Nel Bailey of Long Beach, Calif.; three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Bushnell United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home in Bushnell, Calling hours will be after 3ob p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Bushnell cemetery. Memorials may be made to Bushnell Rescue Squad.

Gartha Maxine Baum Royer

Rushville Times, January 20, 1999
Mrs. Gartha Maxine Royer, 81 of Macomb, died Friday, Jan. 15, 1999, at the Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.
She was born April 7, 1917, in Astoria, the daughter of John and Mary Burgard Baum. She married Norman L. Royer on Aug. 22, 1936 in Virginia. He survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Lyle D. Royer of Gamaliel, Ark., and Harold Royer of Moline; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Duncan of Spokane, Wash., and Betty Behymer of Altona; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; five brothers, Ronald Baum of East Moline, Russell Baum of Colombus, Ind., Raymond Baum of Colombia, S.C.; Richard Baum of Quincy; Robert Baum of Ipava; and five sisters, Leona Skiles of Astoria, Margaret Wells of Muscatine, Iowa; Rosalie Harvey of Colombus, Texas; Lola Mae Huff of Coal Valley, and Judy Kellogg of Elmwood. She was preceded in death by one brother, John Rodney Baum, and one sister, Francis Heller.
She was a sorority house mother at Western Illinois University and a member of the Table Grove Community church and was a past district president of the Rebekah's Lodge.
Funeral services were Tuesday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Charles Hughes officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Diabetes Foundation or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Lola M. Chenoweth Rauch

Rushville Times, March 14, 2001, page 13, column 3
Eagle Publications, March 8, 2001
Lola M. Rauch, 90, of Macomb, died at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born April 9, 1910, in Farmers Township, Fulton County, the daughter of William and Dollie (Swise) Chenoweth. She married Oscar Willard Rauch Dec. 14, 1929, in Lewstown. He died Feb. 19, 1989.
She is survived by one brother, Harry (Mae) Chenoweth, Macomb; four nephews, Dean (Sharon) Chenoweth, Macomb, Ross (Murly) Chenoweth, Canton, Eugene (Barbara) Huffman, Springfield, and Dwight Chenoweth, Albuquerque, N.M.; and seven nieces, Virginia (Duane) Chipman, Good Hope, Freida (James) Morris, Sciota, Norma Jean Clanin, Pekin, Grace (Charles) Hoagland, Albuquerque, N.M., Vera Turner, Smithfield, Marjorie (Kenneth) Stevens, Good Hope, and Marta Bingham, Santa Anna, Calif. In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one daughter, Wanda Lee Rauch, four brothers and three sisters. A homemaker, she was a member of Ipava United Presbyterian Church.
Funeral services were Friday, March 9, 2001, at Ipava United Presbyterian Church, with Pastor Kevin Kessler officiating. Burial was in Ipava Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, or to her church. Shawgo Memorial Home, Ipava, was in charge of arrangements.


Dean A. Ritchey

Rushville Times, January 2004
Dean A. Ritchey
Dean A. Ritchey, 50, Macomb, formerly of Rushville, died at 6:04 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at his residence.
He was born Jan. 21, 1954, at Culbertson Hospital, Rushville, the son of Robert R. "Bob" and Florence (Beirman) Ritchey.
He is survived by his mother, Macomb; two brothers, James Ritchey, Macomb, and Dennis Ritchey, Nashville, Tenn.; three sisters, Linda Davis, Alexander, Karen Taylor, Rushville, and Peggy Lyttaker, Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father; and one sister, Barbara Trone. He worked for several area painting contractors.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2004, at the Sugar Grove North Cemetery, north of Rushville, with the Rev. Robert Kirkham officiating. Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is in charge of arrangements.

Ardella J. Nelson Ritchey

Eagle Publications, July 27, 2004
Ardella J. Ritchey, 71, died at 8:15 p.m. Friday, July 23, 2004, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born January 7, 1933, in Colchester, the daughter of Carl H. Nelson and Beatrice L. Vawter. She married Bennie L. Ritchey April 29, 1950, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Benny (Jeannie) Ritchey, Colchester; seven daughters, Janet (Frank) Alexander, Colchester, Sherry (Don) Hightower, Prairie City, Marie (Charles) Johnson, Thousand Oaks, Calif., Nurita (Steve) Wrolstad, Caprenteria, Calif., Vickey (Lowell) Melvin, Galesburg, Bonnie Lotz, Macomb and Ginger (David) Carey, Macomb; 20 grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; four brothers, Leonard Nelson, Colchester, Floyd Nelson, Scappoos, Ore., Lloyd Nelson, Blandinsville and Gary Nelson, Colchester; six sisters, Louisa Stallings, Pasco, Wa., Beatrice Ann Adams, Mountain View, Ark., Linda Rice, Belvidere, Rosalee Kennedy, Colchester, Izella Switzer, Colchester and Alabama Shallenberger, Colchester. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Carl Thomas.
She was a homemaker, full time mother and a member of the Fandon Christian Church.
Services were held Tuesday, July 27, 2004, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with the Rev. Algie Peterson officiating. Burial was at the Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Colchester.


Dorothy Allene Wright Robinson

Eagle Publications, October 14, 1999
Dorothy Allene Robinson, 92 of 100 W. Jefferson, died at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, 1999, at LaHarpe.
She was born near Ipava on Aug. 16, 1907, to Della Logan and Mary Pearl Elliott Wright.
She married C. Emory Robinson at Monmouth on Jan 31, 1925. He died on Feb. 14, 1988.
Survivors include son Jim of Tucson, Ariz.; daughters Mrs. Don (Marjorie) Johnson of Lombard and Mrs. Don (Peggy) Bellomy of Industry; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Sale of Canton.
Preceding her in death were son Bob, brothers Carroll and Don Wright, and sister Betty Fuller.
Mrs. Robinson lived most of her life in Macomb where she was a homemaker and member of the McDonough County YMCA Senior Center. Services were Monday in the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.


Nell "Nellie" Windsor Robinson

died: November 13, 1982
Rushville Times, November 24, 1982
Rites Held in Colchester For Nell W. Robinson
Funeral services for Mrs. Nell W. Robinson, 78, of Colchester were held Nov. 16 in the chapel of Jones Mortuary. The Rev. Robert Gridley officated. Burial was in Mt. Auburn Cemetery.
Mrs. Robinson, a lifelong resident of Colchester, and retired school teacher and librarian, died at 5:10 p.m. Nov. 13 at McDonough District hospital.
She was born May 17, 1904, at Colchester, the daughter of Thomas and Jane McClure Windsor. She was a member of the Colchester First Christian Church OES, Colchester Past Matron clpb, Retired Teachers association and Colchester Home Extenion. Mrs. Robinson attended Colchester high school and graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb. On Feb. 8, 1929, she married Charles W. Robinson. He died Dec. 14, 1971, and later she married Elva Robinson Jan. 21, 1973. He died July 13, 1974. Surviving are step-daughters, Louise Scott of Galesburg, Marjorie Aten of Macomb and Norma Toland and Betty Herche, both of Rushville; 12 step-grandchildren; 26 step-great grand-children; and one step-great-great-grand child.


Olaf Aaron Robinson

Rushville Times, December 7, 1950
Aaron Robinson, 93, Died, At Blandinsville Friday
Funeral services for Aaron Robinson, 93, of Macomb, who died at the Newland nursing home in Blandinsville were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Guinea church. Rev. Toliver officated and interment was at the Cox cemetery.
Mr. Robinson had been ill about two years and had been at the nursing home several months. He was a retired farmer who went to Macomb in 1947. He was born in Schuyler County and resided at Brooklyn before going to Macomb. He was born May 13, 1857, to John W. and Hannah (Pruitt) Robinson and was one of a family of 15 children. He was married Dec.25, 1883, to Martha Cox, who is now deceased. He is survived by three children, Lorenzo Warren Robinson of Beardstown, Clarence Wilson Robinson of Galesburg, and Mrs. Effa Mabel Berry of Macomb, two sisters, Mrs. Lurinda Johnson and Mrs. Lucinda Brough of Brooklyn. He was a member of the Methodist church for about 60 years.
Note: not mentioned is daughter, Sylvia Ethel Robinson Butterfield, who died August 6, 1928.


Glenn H. Russell

Eagle Publications, November 25, 1999
Glenn H. Russell, 86, of Adair, died at 10:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1999, in McDonough District Hospital at Macomb.
He was born on May 12, 1913, in McDonough County, the son of George and Mary Renner Russell. He married Eileen Young on Aug. 18, 1934, at Industry. She survives.
Survivors also include son Richard (Jane) Russell of Adair; daughter-in-law Donna Russell of Indian Head Park, Ill.; grandchildren Marcy (Rodd) King of Plano, Texas, Linda (Dan) O'Neill of Macomb, Julie (Mike) Benstent of Willow Springs, Ill., Todd (Shelly) Russell of Macomb, Chad (Dorvea) Russell of Adair, and Dr. Eric (Yvonne) Russell of Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Rodney, great-grandson Cody Russell, brother Ghlee and sister Bertha Vail.
Mr. Russell was a farmer in the Adair area all of his life. He loved family, farming and his horses. He also loved to express his opinion about John Deere tractors and Ford vehicles. He was a 50-year member of Industry Masonic Lodge 327, a 50-member of Quincy Consistory and a member of the Shrine - Mohammed Temple at Peoria. He was a member of the National Trotters Association and past board member of McDonough County Soil and Water, Federal Land Bank, McDonough County FHA and the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Board.
Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24 in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home at Macomb with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in Vance Cemetery near Industry. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday until time of services. There will be no family visitation.


Frances E. Caspall Rutledge

Eagle Publications, October 14, 1999
Frances E. Rutledge , 92, of 1212 Madelyn Ave., Macomb, died at 1:51 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, in the Elms Nursing Home at Macomb.
She was born Oct. 11, 1906, in Scotland Township to Fred and Bessie McKinnon Caspall. She married Ray Rutledge on Feb. 11, 1925, at Macomb. He died on Jan. 10, 1966. She also was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister. Survivors include sons Marvin and Robert both of Adair; sister Jeanette Coker of Macomb; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
A lifelong resident of McDonough County, Mrs. Rutledge was a member of the Bardolph Methodist Church, McDonough County Home Extension, Home Economics Club of Adair, McDonough District Hospital Auxiliary, Grandmothers Club and the Bushnell Rebekah Lodge. Services were Monday in Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home with the Rev. Brad Shumaker officiating.
Burial was in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens at Macomb.

Charles W. Robinson

died December 15, 1971
Macomb paper, December 1971
C. W. Robinson of Colchester Dies
Charles W. "Bill" Robinson, 81, of Colchester died Tuesday at 9:55 a.m. at McDonough District Hospital.
Funeral services will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Richard Bussman will conduct the services and burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the funeral home where visitation with the family will be this evening.
Mr. Robinson was born in Schuyler County on March 10, 1890, the son of Sylvester and Josephine Bodenhammer Robinson. He was a member of the Congregational Church at White Flock and was a veteran of World War I. On Feb. 8, 1929, he married Nell Windsor, who survives. Also surviving are two brothers, Perry Robinson of East Moline, and Elva Robinson of Industry; and four sisters, Mrs. Catherine Booz, Mrs. Myrtle McMillan, Mrs. Bertha Parkins and Mrs. Elizabeth Shelley, all of Colchester.
A son and three brothers, Ira, Elmer and Wilson Robinson preceded him in death.


Elva Robinson

unknown paper, July 18, 1974
Elva Robinson, 77, of Colchester, died July 13, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. Services were held July 15 at the Jones Funeral Chapel in Colchester with burial in Forrest Lawn Cemetery.
He was born in Schuyler County on January 22, 1897, a son of Sylvester and Josephine Bodenhammer Robinson. He married Nell Robinson. Surviving are his wife; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Scott of Galesburg, Mrs. Marjorie Aten of Macomb, Mrs. Norma Toland, and Mrs. Betty Herche, both of Rushville; 11 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a brother, Perry of Moline and three sisters, Mrs. Kate Booz, Mrs. Lizzie Shelley and Mrs. Bertha Park, all of Colchester. Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
Note: His first wife and mother of his children is Inez Faye Miller. His 2nd wife was Nell "Nellie" W. Windsor, who was 1st married to Charles "Bill" W. Robinson, Elva's deceased brother.


C. Dan Rebman

Rushville Times, January 7, 1998
C. Dan Rebman, 52, of Macomb, died Sunday, Jan. 4, 1998, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield.
He was born on March 13, 1945, in Canton, the son of Francis "Pat" and Juanita Cunningham Rebman. He married Roxanna Ellwood on March 9, 1969, in Macomb. She survives. Also surviving are one son, Nathan Rebman of Macomb, and one daughter, Aimee Noell Rebman of Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was a army veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and worked at Knapp Jewelers and Rushville Truck Lines in Rushville. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the Macomb Assembly of God Church with Rev. A. Lee Unger and Rev. Les Warren officiating. Burial of the ashes will be Friday at 1:30 p.m. in the Rushville City Cemetery with graveside military rites.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. at the Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb.


Richard R. Rittenhouse

Eagle Publications, August 23, 2001
Richard R. Rittenhouse, 78, Tennessee, died at 1:03 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, at his residence. He was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Mt. Sterling, the son of William Elmer and Halcyon Logan Rittenhouse. He married Opal O. Ostrander May 24, 1969, in Macomb. She survives. He is also survived by two stepsons, Raymond (May) Ostrander, Augusta, and Richard (Carolyn) Miller, Colchester; one stepdaughter, Diana (Jim) Mason, Eldorado, Ark.; seven stepgrandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Rittenhouse, Tennessee, Robert Rittenhouse, Macomb, and Jack Rittenhouse, Macomb; and one sister, Virginia Rittenhouse, Macomb. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Cecil, Herschel and Hiram Rittenhouse; and two sisters, Opal Spires and Irene Miller. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked at King Seeley Thermos for 32 years. He was an avid bowler and was a member of VFW Post 1921.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2001, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.


A. Eileen Young Russell

Eagle Publications, October 25, 2001
A. Eileen (Young) Russell, 87, of Wesley Village, Macomb, formerly of Industry, died at 2:31 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born Nov. 21, 1913, in Industry Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Edward and Anna Standard Young. She married Glenn Russell Aug. 18, 1934, in Industry. He died Nov. 21, 1999. She is survived by one son, Richard (Jane) Russell, Industry; a daughter-in-law, Donna Russell, Indian Head Park; six grandchildren, Marcy (Rodd) King, Plano, Texas, Linda (Dan) O'Neill, Macomb, Julie (Mike) Benstent, Willow Springs, Todd Russell, Macomb, Chad (Dorvca) Russell, Adair, and Dr. Eric (Yvonne) Russell, Quincy; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerald (Virginia) Young, Galva, and Lyle (Mary) Young, Bushnell; one sister, Betty (John) Adair, Macomb; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son, Rodney Russell; one great-grandson, Cody Russell; one brother, Cleone Young; one sister, Illa Price; and one nephew, Edward Young. She lived all of her married life on a farm in Eldorado Township, moving to Industry after Glenn retired from farming. Before her marriage she worked as a switchboard operator in Industry. After her sons were married she worked at Blue Bell sewing factory in Bushnell and at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Industry Order of Eastern Star and the West Prairie Church. Her entire life was devoted to her husband and family. She helped out on the farm. She enjoyed camping, square dancing, horses and grandchildren's activities.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home, with Marshall Litchfield officiating. Burial was in the Vance Cemetery, east of Industry.

Lois P. White McAtee Robinson

Eagle Publications, November 3, 2005
Lois P. McAtee Robinson, 89, Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, died at 3:05 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2005 at Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb.
She was born Aug. 24, 1916, in London Mills, the daughter of Ward and Edith (Hall) White. She married James M. McAtee April 13, 1935, in Aledo. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 1968. She then married E. Dale Robinson, Sept. 1, 1973, in Bushnell. He preceded her in death June 3, 2000. She is survived by one stepson, Alan Robinson, Wauconda; one stepdaughter, Sally (Clyde) Johnson, Streator; two grandchildren, Michael McAtee, and Katherine (Don) McGowen; eight great-grandchildren; one niece, two nephews; five great-nieces and nephews; and one sister, Betty Kirwan, Morton.
In addition to her husbands and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, David A. McAtee, in 1939, and Dale K. McAtee, in 1955. She lived in London Mills and graduated from High School in 1934. She worked for many years as a waitress at the Junction in St. Augustine until moving to Bushnell in 1973. From June 2000 to 2003, she lived at Wesley Village, Macomb and from 2003 to 2004 at Liberty Village in Streator. Before becoming a resident of Heartland Health Care Center, Macomb, She was a member of the Bushnell Baptist Church. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 2005, at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Pastor Dave Eden officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to time of services. Burial will be at the Bushnell Cemetery.


Kenner W. Ross

Peoria Journal Star, June 27, 1993
MACOMB - Kenner W. Ross, 84, of 308 S. Lafayette died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 1993, at Mason City Nursing Home in Mason City.
Born Oct. 5, 1908, in New Philadelphia to Charles N. and Mary Hickson Ross, he married Mabel Lutz on Oct. 28, 1929, in Macomb. She died Aug. 6, 1989. Two brothers also preceded him in death.
Surviving are one son, Richard of Denver; one daughter, Lois Nicodemus of Mason City; six grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
He was a mechanic for several years. He also was active with the Boy Scouts Council and Macomb YMCA Senior Citizens. He was a member of First Christian Church of Macomb.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. 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.

Henry Dray Reno

died: January 8, 1951
Newspaper clipping, January 11, 1951
Henry D. Reno, 75, Died At Macomb On Monday
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Dodsworth-Piper funeral home in Macomb for Henry D. Reno, former Browning resident, who died at the St. Francis hospital in Macomb Monday morning. He had been ill for about 10 years. Rev. C. J. Robertson officiated at the service and burial was in the Bardolph cemetery.
Mr. Reno was born June 12, 1875 at Browning, a son of Lewis and Joannah Garrett Reno. He was a farmer, and he resided in Bardolph area a number of years. The past six years he had resided at Blandinsville. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. lodge and the Baptist church. In 1903 he married Gertrude Saul, who preceded him in death. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Isla Applegate of Hamilton; four sons, Herschel W. Reno of Broadview, Ill., Max I. Reno of Moline, Donald F. Reno of Macomb, and Bryce D. Reno of Belleville; one brother and one sister, Harry Reno and Mrs. Kate Baker, both of Browning.


T. Marie Teel Richey

Rushville Times, February 7, 2001, page 13, column 4
Eagle Publications, February 8, 2001
T. Marie Richey, 89, of New Philadelphia, formerly of Vermont, died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
She was born June 23, 1911, in McDonough County, to Jeff and Carie Mershon Teel. She married Walter S. Richey Aug. 25, 1925, in Lewistown. He died Jan. 10, 1991.
She is survived by: six sons, Willard, Vermont, Walter, New Philadelphia, Lyle, Adair, Jim, Vermont, Dale, Vermont, and Theodore, Vermont; three daughters, Nelda Reid, Canton, Mary Ann Plate, Adair, and Linda Short, Clarendon, Texas; two half-sisters, Betty Teel, Arizona, and June Demey, Damme, Ohio; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Charles; one daughter, Rosemarie Osborn; one grandson; one great-grandson; and three brothers, Ted, Henry and Willard.
She was a former member of Vermont Rebekah Lodge; she formerly worked at the Vermont Foundry, retiring in 1973.
Funeral services were held Feb. 6, 2001, at the Kost Memorial Home, Vermont, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial was in Vermont Cemetery, Vermont.


John Q. Ritchey

Rushville Times, 1911
John Q. Ritchey, who died in the St. Francis hospital in Macomb, at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 9, 1911, was the son of Mr. A. B. and Mrs. Mary A. Ritchey. He was the second of fifteen children and was born near Littleton, Ill., Aug. 22, 1847. Twelve of this family grew to maturity and nine of them are still living.
He enlisted in Co. K, 137th Ill. Reg. when only sixteen years of age. He was one of the large host of boys who heard their country's call and willingly responded. On his seventeen birthday he was in an engagement near Memphis, Tenn. The war experiences shattered his nerves and seriously undermined his health. A paper in his possession, which he very highly esteemed, was his regular and duly accredited discharge, signed by Abraham Lincoln, of whom he was ever a great admirer.
Mr. Ritchey was reared on the farm, but learned and followed the carpenter trade. He was a faithful and competent workman. Altho a strong looking man, and spending much of his life engaged in hard labor, yet he was never a real well man.
He entered the St. Francis hospital for an operation in September 1910, and remained there until his death. His disease, a cancer, caused him much pain and intense suffering. Mr. Ritchey was a man of industry, economy, integrity and uprightness. He was a charter member of the A. F. A. M. lodge of Littleton, and was ever a highly respected citizen.
He leaves to mourn his loss an aged mother, who resides in Cannon City, Col., three brothers, W. F. of Cheney, Kan.; W. W. of Cowles, Neb.; C. D. of Springdale, Ark., and six sisters, three of whom, Mrs. Mary Ward and Mrs. Della Dayton of Chicago, Mrs. Sarah Vance of Hastings, Neb., together with the three brothers, were present at the funeral services; also Mrs. Nettie Logue of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Kate Corrie of Corvallis, Ore., and Ida Weaber of Canon City, Col.
Others of the immediate relatives present in addition to those mentioned above were Mrs. Geneva Ritchey of Macomb and Mrs. Charles Ritchey of Springdale, Arkansas.
Note: Mrs. Geneva Ritchey is Geneva Moore, daughter of John D. Moore and Mary A. Turner, married Hardin Ritchey.


George Carl Roberts

died August 10, 1972
Former Browning Man Dies in Ohio Saturday
George Carl Roberts, 62, Fairborn, Ohio, and former resident of Colchester and Browning, died Saturday in Ohio.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Turnbull Funeral home in Monmouth. Burial was in the Monmouth cemetery.
Mr. Roberts was born Feb. 6, 1910, in Browning to Frank and Ethel Roberts. He married Laura Moore.
He was a graduate of Colchester high school and Chicago Technical college. Mr. Roberts had been a government employee for 32 years for the Wright-Patterson Air Force base in Ohio.
Surviving are his widow; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Hoyle of Colchester and Mrs. Rex Van Horn of Augusta; and one brother, Warren Roberts of Chattanooga, Tenn.


John Roudebush

died: September 19, 1924
Rushville Times, Sept. 25, 1924
John Roudebush Died In McDonough County
James Roudebush of this city was in Industry Monday where he attended the funeral of his father, John Roudebush, who died in Tennessee township, McDonough county, last Friday. He was 81 years, 5 months and 2 days of age and had been in falling health for three years.
John Roudebush was born in Pennsylvania, April 7, 1843, but has been a resident of McDonough county for many years. He was well known and leaves many friends who mourn his death.
He is survived by his widow and the following children: James of Rushville, Annie Eagle of Industry, Walter of Rock Island, Belle Springer of Industry, Maggie Brooks of Industry, John at home, George of Plymouth and Edward of Prior, Okla.
Note: He was married to Hannah May Finklebinder.

Perry Russell

Perry H. Russell youngest son of Frank and Mary Ellen Grim Russell of Adair, Il. was born near Pennington Point Jan.2, 1896, died in Adair at 11:30 o'clock, being at the time of his death 20 years, 10 months and 17 days old. He lived with his parents in the vicinity of Adair until 11 years of age, when they moved to Moline, which had been his home until a little over a year ago, when he returned to Adair, making his home with the family of H.A. Oldfield until recently when he went into the restaurant business. Besides his parents he is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Jennie Scudder, Moline; Mrs. Nora McDonald, Adair; Jake, Rock Island; Mrs. Maude Derry, Canton; Arthur, Industry; Otis; Miss Edythe Russell, and Mrs. Ina Seaman, Moline
and Ralph, Canton. As is elsewhere stated Perry met his untimely death from injuries sustained from an explosion of a gasoline tank. He was taken to the Haineline undertaking parlors in Macomb Sunday afternoon where preparation was made for burial. The remaines were taken to Moline Monday afternoon to the home of his sister, Mrs. Ina Seaman, where funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock under the (Sic) suspics of the Woodman of the World Camp 85 Moline of which he was a member and carried $1000.00 insurance. Six members of the degree staff in uniform served as pall beares. He was also a member of the Naval Reserves. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery, Moline, Il.
All the care that a skilled physician and anxious friends could devise and apply for his comfort was given, but the first of Him who rules our life and death had been issued, and after a brief struggle, despite all that could be done, before the noon day of that beautiful Sunday, the news was whispered that Perry was gone. The sad words cast a gloom over the entire community, where his friends were many, who will remember him as, bright, happy, and a cheerful boy, with always a smile and a pleasant word for his friends. But in the springtime of his enthusiams, are sunshine of hope and joy was extinguished, the human cord was snapped (sic) acunder, and now he sleeps, only the memory of one who finished his life work early is left.(Sic) Death Date : Nov.20,1916 Submitted by


Dean Edgar Reedy

Peoria Journal Star, December 31, 1996, Page: D8
MACOMB - Dean Edgar Reedy, 74, of 322 W. Piper St. died at 7:22 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 1996, at Argyle Lake Nursing Center in Colchester.
Born Sept. 22, 1922, in Table Grove to Glen and Ethel Skein Reedy, he married Pauline Jones on Nov. 30, 1942, in Wayland, Mo. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ken of Colchester and Terry of Ipava; two daughters, Mrs. Bob (Peggy) Shaw of Lewistown and Patty Maloney of Marietta; one sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Walker of Table Grove; 14 grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren. One daughter, Mary White, and one brother preceded him in death.
A World War II Navy veteran, he was a life member of Macomb Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1921 and Table Grove American Legion Post 413. He worked on farms in the Table Grove area.
Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Ralph Swarthout will officiate. Calling hours will be after noon Thursday at the mortuary, with the family present one hour before the service. Military rites will be accorded by his American Legion post at the mortuary.


Isabelle Bly Reno

Eagle Publications, May 30, 2002
Isabelle Reno, 89, Macomb, died at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2002, at the Elms Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 6, 1913, in Schuyler County, the daughter of John and Lelah Payne Bly. She married Donald Reno Dec. 26, 1941. He preceded her in death July 16, 1980.
She is survived by two sisters, Helen Sowers, Havana, and Esther Chockley, Camden; two brothers, Harold Bly, Ottawa, and Rex Bly, Stevensville, Md.; one stepson, Fred Reno, California; several stepgrandchildren; one brother-in-law, Max Reno, Rock Island; two sisters-in-law, Ethel May Reno, Florida, and Mrs. Herschel Reno, Spring Valley, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.
Isabelle lived most of her life in McDonough County. She worked as a switchboard operator for many years at Western Illinois University. She was a member of the Colchester Christian Church.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2002, at the Bardolph Cemetery, with the Rev. Ernest Louderman officiating. Cremation rites have been accorded. There will be no visitation. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


Eddie K. Riebling

Peoria Journal Star, May 29, 1994, Page: C14
INDUSTRY -- Eddie K. Riebling, 66, of 3156 Racine St., Aurora, Colo., formerly of Industry, died Friday, May 27, 1994, in Aurora.
Born April 26, 1928, in rural Vermont to Freeman and Alta Trone Riebling, he married Donna Lawyer in March 1949 in Industry. He later married Una Scully in August 1975. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Tony (Linda) Chen of Springfield and Sandra Riebling of Denver; one stepdaughter, Crystal Gaczlay of Kerhonkson, N.Y.; four stepsons, Patrick Scully of Apopka, Fla., Tim Scully of Arvada, Colo., Daniel Scully of Plymouth, Minn., and Michael Scully of Aurora, Colo.; his stepmother, Fern Riebling of Astoria; one brother, Freddie of Industry; two sisters, Mrs. Elvie (Shirley) Norris of Astoria and Mrs. David (Joyce) Claassen of Washington; one stepbrother, Robert Walters of Astoria; and 11 grandchildren.
He was a farmer. He also was a parts manager for Snowden Implement Co. in Industry before moving to Colorado in 1962. He then was a supervisor for Frontier and Continental airlines, retiring in December 1993. A Korean War Army veteran, he was a former member of Vermont American Legion and a member of American Legion Post 1979 of Aurora, where he served as past commander.
He was a past elder of West Prairie Presbyterian Church in rural Adair.
He served as Democrat committeeman for Adams County. He also founded and coordinated the Morris Heights Neighborhood "Block" Watch.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Aurora First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Aurora Chase Mortuary, 1095 Havana St., Aurora, Colo. Burial will be in Fort Logan Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Philip Eugene Robertson

Peoria Journal Star, June 18, 1998, Page: B4
Ipava - Philip E. Robertson, 74, of 9471 N. County Highway 2 died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 1998, at his home.
Born Feb. 27, 1924, in Ipava to Jasper and Hila Mae Vaughn Robertson, he married Doris Curless on April 27, 1947, in Havana. She survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Dennis, Steve and Allen, all of Ipava, and Chris of Avon; one daughter, Hila Rora of Marquette Heights; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Iris Lamm of Ipava, Barbara Wickert of Glasford and Mary Hummel of Bushnell.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.
A brick mason, he worked for Hummel Construction in Bushnell and Chadco in Macomb.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a member of Ipava American Legion Post 17. He also was a member of Ipava Masonic Lodge 213, AF&AM. He was a member of Ipava Christian Church, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Revs. Kevin Kessler and Stacey Nicholas will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 tonight at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded by his American Legion Post.


Amina Adeline Martin Robeson

Peoria Journal Star, August 20, 1992, Page: C7
A. Adeline Robeson Dies At Age 111
Galesburg - A. Adeline Robeson, 111, of Galesburg died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1992, at Marigold Health Care Center.
Born Sept. 20, 1880, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Jeremiah and Francelia Shear Martin, she married James Robeson on Sept. 20, 1904. He died July 28, 1971. She also was preceded in death by six brothers and three sisters.
Surviving are three sons, Orville of Roseville, Glen of Macomb and Dr. Wayne of Dearborn, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Solomon of Marquette Heights; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
In 1882, her family moved to Schuyler County, and in 1891 she moved to south of Macomb. She had lived in Galesburg since 1945. She was a 98-year member of Ebenezer Church in rural Macomb and was founder of the social services of the church. She was a member of the Galesburg Art League.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville. The Rev. Kermit Peterson will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the memorial home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.


Alfred "Curly" Carlyle Rose

Canton Daily Ledgar, Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Astoria - Alfred Carlyle "Curly" Rose, 87, of 405 West Broadway, Astoria, died at 8:55 p.m. Saturday (December 24, 2005) at Astoria Gardens.
Born February 3, 1918, in Schuyler County, the son of Harry and Ona (Trone) Rose, he married Nola Carlete Seward, Sept. 7, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Carmen (Barbara) Rose, Macomb; one daughter, Carolyn (Don) Watson, Astoria; five grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Janell, and Marcella Watson; and two sisters, Velna Maxine Rose, and Jeanette Seward.
He worked as a mechanic for Lock Motor Company, Astoria for 13 years. He then started his own business, Curly's Auto Repair and owned and operated it for 51 years. He always said he was lucky that his job and his hobby were the same. He trained over 15 mechanics in Astoria through their employment at Curly's.
He was a member of Astoria Christian Church where he served as an Elder for 53 years, taught Sunday School and received the Father of the Year award in 1984. He was recognized as an Honored Elder, in December 2003. He was also recognized as an Honored Citizen by the Village of Astoria at the Astoria Homecoming celebration in 1988.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Astoria Christian Church, Revs. Gary Sheets and Ben Peterman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the church. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial home, Astoria, was in charge of arrangements.


Nola Carlete Seward Rose

Eagle Publication, January 17, 2006
Nola Carlete Rose
Nola Carlete Rose, 85, Astoria, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006, at Astoria Gardens, Astoria.
She was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Bernadotte, the daughter of Covadis E. and Anna Mae (Johnson) Seward. She married Alfred Carlyle "Curly" Rose Sept. 7, 1940, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Dec. 24, 2005.
She is survived by one daughter, Carolyn (Don) Watson, Astoria; one son, Carmen (Barbara) Rose, Macomb; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Gerald (Darlene) Seward, Beardstown, and Max E. Seward, Astoria.
In addition to her husband and her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Wandalee Mae Seward and Patsy Seward, one brother, Donald Seward, and two granddaughters, Janell Kay and Marcella Jean Watson.
She and her husband owned and operated Curly's Auto Repair in Astoria for 51 years. She was also den mother for the Astoria Cub Scouts, homemaker, mother, and friend to all.
She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church, where she taught Sunday School, Women's Bible classes, Home weekly Bible classes, and was Missionary Secretary.
Funeral Services were held Monday, Jan. 16, 2006, at the Astoria Christian Church, Astoria, with the Revs. Gary Sheets and Ben Peterman officiating.
Burial was in Astoria Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Astoria Christian Church Missionary Fund.
Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, was in charge of arrangements.


Hazel Zelma Hillyer Stoneking Roudebush

Peoria Journal Star, January 21, 1992, Page: D6
Macomb - Hazel Zelma Roudebush, 88, of 900 E. Jefferson, Apt. 417, died at 1:55 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 1992, at Sprucewood Health Care Center.
Born Aug. 27, 1903, in Brooklyn Township, Ill., to Willis and Carried Burton Hillyer, she married Edward Stoneking. She later married George Roudebush on Aug. 3, 1931, in Palmyra, Mo. He died on Sept. 23, 1952. She also was preceded in death by three sons, Edsel Stoneking, Ivan Stoneking and Jack Stoneking; five brothers; five sisters; and one grandson.
She is survived by two daughters, Carrie Lefringhouse of Camp Point and Christine Biswell of Colchester; one son, Cecil G. Roudebush of Carterville, Ga.; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A lifelong resident of the Plymouth and Macomb areas, she worked as a cook at several restaurants before retiring.
She was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 1921. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, the Rev. Tom Daly officiating. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Blackburn Cemetery in Brooklyn, Ill.


James Oscar Roudebush

Rushville Times 2 March 1950
Macomb Daily Journal 1 March 1950
James Roudebush d. in Schuyler Co. 27 Feb 1950.
Born 18 Sept 1869 to John & Hannah Findenbinder Roudebush. First married Myrtle Kellum, then 1910 married Emma Franklin.
Children - Wilmer of Geneva, IN; Joe of Redwood City, CA; Don of Johnson City, TX; Fred of Canton; Mrs. Norrine Hopkins of Rushville; Mrs. Cora Bell Perrin of Rushville; Clinton W. and Clifford of Canton; LeRoy of Curtis, NE; Mrs. Genevieve Jennings of Macomb; Mrs. Rosemary Ingles of St. Louis; and Mrs. Barbara Scramm of Rushville.
Siblings - Mrs. Belle Springer of Industry; George of Plymouth; Edward of Pryor, NE and Walter of Rock Island.
Lawler Funeral Home Record, page 32:
Roudebush, James O., b. Sept. 18, 1869, d. Feb. 1950, burial Industry, IL Cemetery, s/o John and Hannah Funkenbinder Roudebush, h/o Erma Franklin, m. Feb. 24, 1910, Children: Wilmer, Joe, Don, Fred, Norrine Hopkins, Cora Bell Perrin, Clinton W., Clifford, LeRoy, Genevieve Jennings, Rosemary Ingles, Barbara Schramm


Nellie May Curless McKinley Ruth

Peoria Journal Star, September 6, 1999, Page: B4
Nellie Ruth
Astoria - Nellie M. Ruth, 94, of Dekalb, formerly of Astoria, died at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 1999, at Pine Acres Care Center in DeKalb.
Born July 22, 1905, in Fulton County to Hugh and Susie Farwell Curless, she married Clarence McKinley in 1922. She married Harve S. Ruth on Jan. 17, 1934, in Canton. He died July 13, 1975.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, one sister and two step-grandsons.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty (Robert) Rhoades of Dekalb; three stepdaughters, Wanda Fouts of Metamora, Betty Brown of Chillicothe and Maxine (Herman) Smith of Alta Loma, Calif.; two brothers, John Curless of Astoria and Ted Curless of Pekin; five sisters, Opal Schisler and Myrna Phillips, both of Astoria, Edith Lee and Doris Robertson, both of Peoria, and Olive Howe of Havana; one grandson; five stepgrandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
She was a clerk at Montgomery Ward and Bimrose Furniture, a cashier at Lehan Drugs and was co-owner of the Personality Shop, all in DeKalb.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Shawgo Memorial Home. The Rev. Collis Trone will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Astoria Cemetery.


Thelma McMillan Rutledge

Peoria Journal Star, November 6, 2003, Page: B4
Macomb - Thelma Rutledge, 92, of Macomb, formerly of Good Hope, died at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2003, at McDonough District Hospital.
Born July 1, 1911, in Industry to Cyrus and Myrtle Frue McMillan, she married Ronald "Bud" Rutledge on April 28, 1928, in Canton. He died Jan. 6, 1986.
She also was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Surviving are one daughter, Barbara (and Galen) Olson of Good Hope; one granddaughter; two great-granddaughters; and one sister, Cleo McKamy of Roseville.
She formerly worked at K&D Dress Shop.
She was a 60-year member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She was a member of Good Hope United Methodist Church.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Martha Scaff will officiate. Friends may call after 4 p.m. today at the funeral home, where visitation will be one hour before services. Burial will be in Good Hope Cemetery in Good Hope.
Note: Her mother was Myrtle Catharine (Frye) Fry, daughter of Daniel B. (Frye) Fry and Harriet Davis.


Jerrold L. Rutledge

Peoria Journal Star, April 9, 2003, Page: B04
Macomb - Jerrold L. ''Jerry'' Rutledge, 63, of Macomb died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at his residence.
He was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Macomb to Harold and Helen Andrews Rutledge.
Surviving are his father and stepmother, Patricia Luper Rutledge of Macomb; Sharon Sturek, with whom he made his home; one brother, James (and Donna) of Park Forest; and three stepbrothers, Don Luper of Avon, Dan (and Lori) Luper of Galesburg and Steven Luper of Davenport, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
He was a Navy veteran.
He worked at Automotive Wholesale.
He attended art school.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Ron Green will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, where military honors will be accorded.


Ivan Eugene Rutledge

died: December 7, 1996
State Journal-Register, Springfield, IL, December 9, 1996, Page: 18
Ivan E. Rutledge, 68, of Springfield died Saturday at St. John's Hospital.
He was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Marietta, the son of Lester J. and Blanche Ann Fry Rutledge.
A Springfield resident for 25 years, he was a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors: two sons, Carl A. and Raymond D. Rutledge, both of Springfield; five daughters, Teresa L. Phillips and Jean Withers, both of Springfield, Debbie Koltzenburg of Macomb, Dee Anderson of Oregon and Janet Lakin of California; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a sister, Carol Bay of VanBuren; two half sisters, Kathy Rodriguez of Fort Collins, Colo., and Violet Abernathy of Table Grove; several nieces and nephews; and a companion, Lorraine McKenzie of Springfield.
Graveside services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, the Rev. Milton Bost officiating.
Bisch and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Kathryn A Ruth

Eagle Publications, February 10, 2005
Kathryn A. Ruth, 80, Macomb, died Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, at 1:40 p.m. at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Nov. 13, 1924 in Macomb, the daughter of Frank and Jessie Florence (Black) Ruth.
She is survived by one nephew, Dan Ruth, Townsend, Tenn.; five cousins, Beverly Stewart, Peoria, Carol Harkless, Morton; Connie Lynn, Springfield; Jim McKamy, Milford, Mass.; and Kay Cramer, Spring Hill, Fla.
She was preceded in death by one brother, Francis.
She worked at Camp Ellis from 1943-45. She was a secretary for the USDA, ASCS in Macomb, retiring in 1973. She was a secretary at WIU retiring in 1993.
Funeral services are Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home with the Rev. William Brown officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb.
Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.


Ellen Gwen Porter Runkle

Peoria Journal Star, April 5, 1997, Page: D10
PRAIRIE CITY - Ellen Gwen Runkle, 80, of Prairie City Nursing Center died there at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997.
Born June 13, 1916, in McDonough County to William and Alice Stoneking Porter, she married Gerald Runkle on June 13, 1940. He preceded her in death. She also was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Surviving are three sisters, Katherine Sours of Macomb, Madelyn Foor of Farmington, Iowa, and Dorothy Evans of Yucaipa, Calif.; and two brothers, Lloyd Porter of California and Lee Porter of Rantoul.
She was a lifelong resident of McDonough County.
There will be no services. Cremation has been accorded. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.


Frederic Robinson

Astoria Argus - In ink Feb 1, 1970
Frederic Robinson Of Summum Dies
Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Frederic "Fred" Robinson of Summum who died at 11:50 a.m. Sunday in St. Francis Hospital in Peoria of injuries suffered Jan.11 in an automobile accident east of Astoria. He was 74 years old.
Mr. Robinson was born Aug. 11, 1895 in Ipava, the son of Charles B. and Maggie Shaver Robinson. He was married on May 15, 1925 to Lanah Wilson, who survives.
Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ann Barry of Good Hope; one son, Charles Robinson of Summum; one grandchild; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Mercer of Spokane, Wash., and Mrs. Irma Hare of Beardstown.
Mr. Robinson was a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion Post No. 25 of Astoria.
Rev. Fines Main officiated at the 2 p.m. services in the Shawgo Memorial Home. Burial was in the Summum Cemetery.


Maxine Elliot Moore Robertson

Peoria Journal Star, January 23, 1998, Page: C8
Macomb - Maxine Elliot Robertson, 94, formerly of Macomb died at 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, 1998, at Lake Orion Nursing Home in Troy, Mich.
Born July 12, 1903, in Colchester to Howard and Lulu Stanton Moore, she married Colin Robertson on Dec. 23, 1926. He died Oct. 24, 1961. Surviving is one daughter, Mary Lu Robertson of Troy.
She worked at Miner's Book Store and then was a receptionist for Drs. Millett, Durango and Dexter.
She was a member of First Christian Church, where she taught Sunday school. She was a member of Macomb Fortnightly Club and the PEO Sisterhood.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at her church. The Rev. Dr. Daniel Kuhn will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.





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