McDonough County, Illinois

Obituaries, Deaths & Funerals 


[Obits submitted by Sara Hemp unless noted otherwise]
N. Frances Day Vincent

Macomb - N. Frances Vincent, 75, of 1901 S. Madison died at 9:18 p.m. Saturday, May 16, 1992, at McDonough District Hospital.

Born Sept. 1, 1916, in Schuyler County to Chester and Minnie McKee Day, she married Wayne Vincent in 1933. He died on June 17, 1980. She also was preceded in death by two brothers. She is survived by one son, Jerry of rural Macomb; one sister, Irene Teel of Macomb; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was employed by Western Illinois University in Macomb for many years. She lived in Schuyler County until moving to McDonough County in 1938.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Virgil Kelly will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gradens, Macomb.
Peoria Journal Star, May 18, 1992, Page: C6 

Darlene Foster Vogler

Rushville Times, Wednesday, October 13, 1999, Page 9, column 4
Darlene Vogler, 84, of Macomb, died Monday, Oct.11, 1999, at her residence.
She was born Nov.19, 1914, in Sciota Township, McDonough County, the daughter of Olin and Elma Ruth Baker Foster.
She married Roy "Shorty" Vogler on June 10, 37, in Dixon. He died March 23,1979.
She is survived by one sister, of Grace Florine Riggins of Vermont, and numerous nieces.
Funeral services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb with Rev. Gred Ford officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood
Cemetery, in Macomb. Visitation is one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

Ivan Lee Vancil

Eagle Publications, November 1, 2001
Ivan Lee Vancil, 77, of Macomb, died at 1:10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital.
He was born July 7, 1924, near Rushville, the son of Eber and Agnes Phillips Vancil. He married Vera Ruth Diseron Dec. 24, 1944, in Rushville. She survives. He is also survived by two sons, Cecil (Doris) Vancil, Bushnell, and Paul (Jenny) Vancil, Prairie City; three grandchildren, Amy, Bushnell, Aaron, Lancaster, Pa., and Molly, Prairie City; and a sister, Doris Helmerick, Mt. Sterling. He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Mary Lou; and two brothers, Cecil and Maurice.
Ivan farmed for 35 years; he then worked 15 years at McDonough District Hospital. He attended Schuyler County schools and was a Blue Cross Blue Shield director for many years and a Farm Bureau director. He was on the Schuyler County school board for three years. Ivan was a good neighbor and friend, always read to help in time of need. He was an active member of the Wesley United Methoidist Church in Macomb; he served as a junior high Sunday school teacher for eight years and was a sponsor of two youth groups for 16 years.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2001, at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb. Memorials may be made to the Wesley United Methodist Church or to McDonough District Hospital.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Woodrow VanFleet

Peoria Journal Star, August 16, 1992
COLCHESTER - Woodrow VanFleet, 79, of Colchester died at 7:15 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, 1992, at Veterans Administration Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.
Born Dec. 20, 1912, in Colchester to Dan and Adie Mae Thompson VanFleet, he married Virginia Stoneking on July 28, 1934, in Mount Sterling.
She survives along with three sons, Danny of Farmington and Larry and Roland, both of Blandinsville; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Beth) Farwell of Monmouth; one half brother, Clyde Curtis of Kentucky; one sister, Lola Normandin of Plymouth; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
One grandchild, five half brothers and two half sisters preceded him in death.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a retired construction laborer.
He was a member of the Carthage Veterans of Foreign Wars; Colchester Masonic Lodge 496, AFAM; Quincy Consistory; and Mohammed Temple, Shrine of Peoria.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Randy Miller will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary, where Masonic services will be at 8. Burial will be at Mount Auburn Cemetery, where military rites will be conducted.


Virginia Stoneking VanFleet

Peoria Journal Star, August 31, 1995
COLCHESTER - Virginia VanFleet, 79, of Colchester died at 7:20 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 1995, at LaHarpe Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe.
Born July 24, 1916, in Macomb to Orie Q. and Grace M. Baker Stoneking, she married Woodrow VanFleet on July 28, 1934, in Mount Sterling. He died Aug. 15, 1992. She also was preceded in death by one grandson.
Surviving are three sons, Dannie of Farmington, and Larry and Rolland, both of Blandinsville; one daughter, Mrs. Clyde (Betty "Beth") Farwell of Monmouth; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; one brother, Wayne A. Stoneking of Rochester, Ill.; and one sister, Mary Gayle Vliet of Burlington, Iowa.
She worked at Globe Manufacturing in Macomb and also was a homemaker.
She was a member of Colchester-Blandinsville Order of Eastern Star.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Mortuary in Colchester. The Rev. Mark Wolford will officiate. Calling hours will be after 8 a.m. today at the mortuary, where visitation will be from 7 to 8:30 tonight. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.


Larry L. VanFleet

Peoria Journal Star, October 31, 2006
BLANDINSVILLE - Larry L. VanFleet, age 69, of 200 E. Monroe St., Blandinsville, Ill., died at 11:55 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, 2006, at his home in Blandinsville.
He was born April 30, 1937, in Colchester, Ill., the son of Woodrow and Virginia Stoneking VanFleet. He married Luella Harding on April 20, 1956, in Blandinsville.
He is survived by his wife, Luella; one son, Eric (Kim) VanFleet of Macomb; two daughters, Teresa (Mike) Cadle of Macomb and Colleen Mason of Downers Grove, Ill.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Dannie (Nita) VanFleet of Colchester; and one sister, Betty Beth (Clyde) Farwell of Monmouth. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, R. Wade VanFleet in 1987, and one brother, Rollon "Ozzie" VanFleet.
Larry had lived his early life in the Colchester area. Following his marriage, he and Luella lived in Blandinsville. He had worked as an operating engineer for Local 649 for many years.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2006, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. The Rev. Dean Reeverts will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville. The family will meet with friends one hour before services at the funeral home.


Rollon "Oz" W. VanFleet

Peoria Journal Star, December 22, 1997
BLANDINSVILLE - Rollon W. "Oz" VanFleet, 59, of 515 W. Breckenridge St. died at 9:08 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 1997, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
Born July 29, 1938, in Colchester to Woodrow and Virginia Stoneking VanFleet, he married Carolyn Joyce Downey on Sept. 16, 1957, in Sciota. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Gretchen) Dejaynes of Blandinsville and Mrs. Damon (Pam) Doll Jr. of Bushnell; two brothers, Dannie of Farmington and Larry of Blandinsville; one sister, Beth Farwell of Monmouth; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. His parents preceded him in death.
He was a self-employed barber in Blandinsville for 38 years. He also was a carpet installer in the Blandinsville area for more than 30 years.
He was a member of Blandinsville Masonic Lodge 233, AFAM; Quincy Consistory; and Mohammed Temple, Shrine in Peoria. He served as a Republican precinct committeeman for Blandinsville Township. He also served on several committees of Blandinsville Township.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. The Rev. Richard Hurtgren will officiate. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be conducted at 5:45 p.m. by his Masonic lodge. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery.


Emily Auguste Vallillo

Rushville Times, August 16, 2000, page 11, column 2
Emily Auguste Vallillo, 10, of Macomb, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2000, at the St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, from injuries she sustained in a bicycle accident.
She was born April 15, 1990, the daughter of Chris and Dorothy "Dorie" Seils Vallillo.
She is survived by her parents, Chris and Dorie Vallillo; grandparents, Anthony and Margaret Vallillo of Elk Grove Village, and Robert and Marjorie Seils of Downers Grove; a great-aunt; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Emily would have been in 5th grade at Edison Grade School in Macomb. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She loved being outside in the country and loved animals of all kinds.
Private family funeral services were held on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2000, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb. Rev. Mike Thomas officiated and burial was at the Pennington Point Cemetery near Adair. The Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of services.
Memorials may be made to the McDonough County Humane Society, P.O. Box 7, Macomb, IL 61465.


Fern M. Danner VanFossen

Rushville Times, August 23, 2000, page 13, column 4
Fern VanFossen
Mrs. Fern M. VanFossen, 84, of Macomb, a former Rushville and Vermont resident, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
She was born April 17, 1916, in Ipava, the daughter of Noah and Roxie Vaughn Danner.
She married Paul M. VanFossen on March 6, 1936, in Macomb. He died Aug. 16, 1988.
She also was preceded in death by one brother, Park, and one sister, Ila.
She attended Ipava schools and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Rushville.
She is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.
Funeral services were Tuesday (Aug. 22, at 2 p.m) at Kost Memorial Home with Rev. Scott Henley officiating and burial was in the Vermont Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.


Frederick Andrew VanOrder

died: December 17, 1964
Rushville Times, Thursday, December 24, 1964
Fred VanOrder, 64, Dies in Colchester Workshop
Fred VanOrder, 64, owner of the V F Awning Company of Colchester was found dead by his wife in his home workshop about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. Coroner Roy Louderman attributed death to a heart attack.
He had previously operated town resturants before going into the awning business.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home in Macomb, Illinois. Burial was in Oakwoods cemetery, Macomb, Illinois, December 20, 1964.
Mr. VanOrder was born in Rushville May 23, 1900, a son of Frederick W. and Mary Elizabeth Johnson VanOrder.
He married Vera M. Parr in 1921. She died in 1947. He was later married to Dorothy Alice Shenor, who survives. Also surviving are one son, William R. VanOrder of Peoria, Illinois; two brothers, Lester L. of Paso Robles, California, and Walter C. of Table Grove, Illinois; one sister, Mrs. ?.
Note: His sister is Mildred Lucille VanOrder married to Walter K. Clausen.


William "Doc" Reed Vincent

Rushville Times, September 13, 2000, page 13, column 4
William Reed "Doc" Vincent
William Reed "Doc" Vincent, 72, of Macomb, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.
He was born May 8, 1928, in Rushville to Clyde and Edith (Shores) Vincent. He married Eleanor Magliola on July 21, 1962. She died Aug. 31, 1996. He is survived by two step-sons; two step-granddaughters; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Marge Sullivan. He also was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Wayne, Vic and Rex; and one sister, Betty Jo Myers.
Mr. Vincent was born in Rushville, was a graduate of Macomb High School and served in the army during World War II. He had lived in Rushville, Macomb, the Chicago area, and Memphis, and then lived in Houston, for about 30 years before moving back to Macomb in 1999. He had worked for more than 35 years for Chicago Bridge and Iron in Chicago, Memphis and Houston, as well as other areas of the country and overseas.
Services were Thursday at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Chaplain Ron Green officiating. Entombment services were held Friday at the Saint Mary Cemetery Mausoleum in Evergreen Park, with the Rev. David Vidler officiating.

Mrs. Abbie (Robinson) Vale

Died at Industry, McDonough county, Mrs. Abbie (Robinson) Vale, wife of A. L. Vale, and daughter of William D. Robinson of Jacksonville, formerly of this city.
The sad intelligence reaches us of the death of Abbie Vale, the wife of A. L. Vale, and second daughter of W. D. Robinson, after but a week's illness, at her home at Industry, McDonough county. She was a native of Henry, and spent her early girlhood here. While the family lived at Maroa and since at Jacksonville, she visited her friends here. She was married to A. L. Vale in 1878, since which time she has lived in McDonough county. The funeral took place at Jacksonville, October 29, at the residence of her father, Rev. Horace Reed officiating. The event is a sad one, and her early death will be deeply deplored by her friends here.
[The Henry Republican, November 6, 1879 - submitted by Nancy Piper]


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