Richard D. “Pop-up’’ Andrews
Richard D. “Pop-up’’ Andrews, age 61, of Biloxi, Mississippi, passed
away Wednesday, December 30, 1998 at the Keesler Air Force Base Medical
Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was born May 11, 1937, the son of Wilford
and Cora (Blanche) McCullough Andrews. He married Frances M. Quinn who
survives. He is survived by his wife, of Biloxi, Mississippi, three daughters,
Ginger Smith and Julie Garner, both of Olive Branch, Mississippi and Deana
Tolbert of Owenton, Kentucky and five grandchildren. He graduated from
Abingdon High School in 1955. He was retired from the Air Force where he
served as a Tech Sgt. He had lived on the coast for 25 years. He was a
life member of the American Legion Post 33 and the V.F.W. Post 2484 where
he served as a Chaplain. He was also a life member of the Air Force Sergeant’s
Association, and a member of the Moose Lodge in D’Iberville, Mississippi.
He was of the Protestant faith. Funeral services were held Monday, January
4, 1999 at Howard Ave. Chapel of Bradford O’Keefe Funeral Homes in Biloxi,
Mississippi with a Chaplain from the Air Force officiating. Burial was
in the Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Mississippi.
Jessie L. Wright
Jessie L. Wright, age 93, a resident of Seminary Manor in Galesburg,
formerly of Abingdon, passed away at 11:48 a.m. Friday, January 1, 1999,
at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, Illinois. She was born September
15, 1905 in RR St. Augustine, Illinois the daughter of Fred N. and Birdie
May Wickline McGuire. She married Claire Palmer in Peoria in 1928. He preceded
her in death on December 8, 1950. She married Harold Brady Wright on July
20, 1968 in Abingdon. He died in 1975. She is survived by cousins. She
was preceded in death by her parents. She was graduated from Abingdon High
School and the former Brown’s Business College in Galesburg. She was a
secretary and bookkeeper for the former Globe Manufacturing Company in
Abingdon and later for the Abingdon Pottery until retiring in 1971. She
was a member of Abingdon Congregational Church since 1923 where she had
served as church clerk. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday
at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel, Abingdon with Jon Prain officiating.
Burial was in the Abingdon Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Congregational
Betty Ann Thomas, 74, of 300 North Jefferson, Abingdon, Illinois, formerly
of Havana and St. Cloud, Florida, passed away at 4:50 p.m. Friday, January
1, 1999, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Galesburg. Born November 25, 1924, in
Lewistown to Fred Willis and Pearl Madeline Krider Mustered, she married
Billy Dean Thomas on June 4, 1953, in Hillsboro. He died October 21, 1995.
Two brothers and three sisters also preceded her in death. Surviving are
three daughters, Carol Morse of DeLong, Patti Jo Daugherty and Lisa Thomas
Gregory, both of St. Cloud; one son, Billy Dean II of Ashland, Mo.; two
sisters, Bobbie Boggs of Havana and Frances Benns of St, David; five grandchildren;
and two great-grandsons. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church
in Hopedale. Funeral services were held Wednesday at Hurley Funeral Home
with Rev. Robert Smith officiating. Burial was in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
W. Carlos Adams
W. Carlos Adams, age 81, of Rocky Mountain, Missouri, formerly of Roseville,
passed away at 5:15 a.m. Friday, January 1, 1998, at Lake of the Ozarks
Hospital in Missouri. Born October 25, 1917, in Brassfield, Kentucky to
Morris and Lucy Mae Golden Adams, he married Marguerite Adair on August
11, 1940, in Kirkwood. She died December 26, 1989. One son, William, two
sisters and one brother also preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters,
Sandra Carlson of Eldon, Missouri; and Carol Kerr of Topeka, Kansas; two
brothers, Pete of Peoria and Robert of Oquawka; nine grandchildren; and
10 great-grandchildren. A World War II Navy veteran, he was a member of
Roseville American Legion Post 614 and 40 et 8 in Monmouth. A member of
the Electrical Workers Union in Peoria, he was a project manager for electrical
contractors. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corman Memorial
Home in Roseville. Burial was in Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery, where
military rites were conducted by his American Legion post. Memorials may
be made to the Roseville American Legion Nursing Scholarship.
Harry O’Bryant, 97, Renaissance Care Center, Canton, formerly of Lewistown,
passed away at 12:10 p.m. Friday, December 25, 1998, at Graham Hospital
in Canton. Born August 12, 1901, in rural Bryant to William and Sophia
Foster O’Bryant, he married Tressie Wilcoxen on October 6, 1923, in Lewistown.
She passed away August 22, 1973. Four brothers and three sisters also preceded
him in death. Surviving are one daughter, Elva Bainter of Canton; one son,
Clinton of Havana; one brother, Paul of Memphis, TN; three sisters, Annabelle
Black of Milford, VA, Coralee Gardner of Hurst, TX, and Evelyn Chewning
of Roseville; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
He was a farmer and a member of Havana Church of the Nazarene. Services
were held Tuesday, December 28, at Henry Memorial Home in Lewistown with
the Rev. Wesley Burns officiating. Burial was in White Chapel Memory Gardens
in Canton. Memorials may be made to his church.
Florence E. Higgins
Florence E. Higgins, age 90, formerly of Kirkwood, died at 7:55 a.m.
Tuesday January 5, 1999 in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville.
She was born October 23, 1908, in Wauconda, the daughter of William
and Mary Underwood Harris.
She married Harold Higgins on October 5, 1929, in Lake Bluff. He died
April 26, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter, Caroline Krug, Kirkwood; one sister, Madelene
Lill, Monmouth; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and one
great-great-grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents and one
She was reared and educated in Wauconda, Lake Bluff and Deerfield.
She was a homemaker.
She worked at the Lake Bluff Library for 20 years before moving to
Kirkwood in 1971.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Hoover-Hall Memorial
Chapel, Monmouth, with the Rev. Dave Berry officiating. Burial was in Warren
County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. Memorials may be made to Westminster
Presbyterian Church, Kirkwood, and to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
Peggy L. Williamson
Peggy L. Williamson, 69, Bushnell, passed away at 11:25 a.m. Friday,
January 8, 1999, in the emergency room at McDonough District Hospital in
Born November 7, 1929, in Swan Creek to Claude M. and Grace J. Scott
McCance, she married H. Robert Williamson on September 24, 1949, in Bushnell.
Also surviving are two sons, Rodney of Avon and Robert of Bremerton,
WA; one daughter, Rhonda Edmonson of London Mills; three brothers, Glenn
McCance, Eugene McCance and Gaylord McCance, all of Bushnell; three sisters,
Josephine Sorrells, Nola Avery and Theda Trout, all of Bushnell; four grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded her in death.
She was a member of TOPS.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home
with the Rev. L.G. Glenn officiating. Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Bushnell-Prairie
City School Foundation.
John K. Bohlander
John K. Bohlander, age 89, of 688 Oak Street, Galesburg, passed away
at 4:50 p.m. Friday, January 8, 1999 in Veteran’s Administration Medical
He was born December 2, 1909, in Mommouth, the son of John Adam and
Mary Alice Keane Bohlander.
He married Julia Enes. She preceded him in death. He married Alberta
Sopher on August 29, 1976, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Vicki Ann Mohr, Davie, Florida;
one step-daughter Myrna L. Johnson, Cameron; two step-sons, Stanley R.
Sopher, Galesburg, and Jon M.Sopher, Knoxville; one sister, Helen Jackson,
Tucson, Arizona; and one granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.
He was graduated from Monmouth High School. He worked 28 years as a
truck driver and dock foremen for Burlington Truck Lines, retiring December
1, 1973. He was an Army veteran of World War II. He served in the Army
141st Field Artillery, Camp Sutton, North Carolina, for about six years.
He was a member of the Galesburg Moose Lodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Post 2257, and a lifetime member of American Legion Post 285.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Funeral Home with Rev. James McAteer officiating. Burial was in St. Mary’s
Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Memorials may be made to Corpus Christi Catholic
Roger Helms Jr.
Roger L. Helms Jr., 30, of 90 Country Elms Estates, Galesburg, Illinois,
passed away at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, January 10, 1999, at his home.
Born October 13, 1968, in Macomb to Roger L. Sr. and Mary L. Gilmore
Helms, he married Connie L. Myrick on August 12, 1989, in Knoxville. She
Also surviving are his parents of Galesburg; one stepson, Shawn Duerre
at home; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Duerre at home; and one sister, Mrs.
Timothy (Virginia) Gilberg, of Abingdon.
He was employed as a driver for City Cab Company.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg
Chapel with Rev. Gary Burnett officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to
8 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Hamlet Cemetery in Hamlet.
Byron Junior Irwin, age 68, of Littleton, passed away at 1:52 a.m.
Friday, January 1,1999, in Catoosa, Oklahoma.
Born May 27, 1930, in Cuba, Illinois, to Byron “Pink’’ and E. Leila
Schoonover Irwin, he married Jacqueline Setelin on March 5, 1983, in Rushville.
Also surviving are one son, Shawn of Camden; one stepson, Stacy Kamp
of Abingdon; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Steve (Lori) Wieters of Glendale, Arizona;
six grandchildren; one brother, Darwin of Rushville; and one sister, Mrs.
Carl (Donna) Lerch of Cuba.
He was preceded in death by one sister and one brother.
He was self-employed as a heavy-equipment operator for many years,
retiring in 1995. He was a Korean War Navy veteran. He was a member of
First Baptist Church, where services were held at 10:30 Thursday with Rev.Thomas
Rittichier and Matthew Haberman officiating. Military rites were conducted
by Schuyler American Legion Post 4.
Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in Littleton Cemetery.
Mary E. Allison
Mary E. Allison, 90, of near Knoxville, passed away at 1:15 p.m., Thursday,
January 7, 1999, at home.
She was born July 2, 1908, in Clark county, MO, the daughter of Abel
Calvin and Clara Bertha Leighton Brown.
She married Harry O. Poulson on October 15, 1924. He passed away in
She was also preceded in death by three sons, John, Howard and Richard
Poulson, one grandson, three sisters, and four brothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack (Dolly) Patch of Prairie City
and Florence Patch of Rogers, AR; two sisters, Charlotte Beard of DeLong
and Olive Hagmier of Keokuk, IA; One brother, Oscar Brown of Abingdon;
15 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and six great-great grandchildren.
She and her husband were farmers in Abingdon and Wataga. She was a
nurse’s aide at Galesburg Cottage Hospital and also a beautician for several
years. She was a member of the Congregational Church in Wataga.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home
in Knoxville. Burial was in Wataga Cemetery. Memorials may be made to any
Wayne R. Meadows
Wayne R. Meadows, age 87, of Gerlaw, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Thursday,
January 7, 1999 in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
He was born September 10, 1911, in Berwick, the son of Harvey Herschel
and Maude Ross Meadows. He married “Bobbie’’ Miller on April 2, 1938, in
Surviving are his wife; one niece, Donna Hallam, of near Monmouth;
two great-nieces; two great-nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister and one nephew.
He was reared and educated in the Berwick area, and attended Alexis
High School. He was a World War II veteran. He worked at Butler Manufacturing
Company, Galesburg, for many years. He retired 25 years ago. He was a member
of Gerlaw Christian Church, where he served as deacon for many years. He
was a member of the Alexis Masonic Lodge. He was president, secretary and
sexton of Gerlaw cemetery.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Turnbull Funeral
Home, Monmouth with Rev. Paul Lydic officiating. Burial was in Gerlaw Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gerlaw Christian Church.
Cecil Floyd Graves, age 82, formerly of 1147 East Carroll Street, Macomb,
passed away at 5 a.m. Monday, January 4, 1999, at the Care Center of Abingdon.
Born May 8, 1916, in McDonough County to John Albert and VaVina Mae
Mitchell Graves, he married Garnet Lee Reed on September 21, 1933, in Keokuk,
Iowa. She died March 27, 1988.
One son, Allen, one grandson, five brothers and two sisters also preceded
him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Eugene of Gilson and Larry of Macomb; one daughter,
Dianne Elliott of Morton; one foster son, Frankie Simpson of LaHarpe; one
brother, Marvin of Navarre, Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He and his brother, Harley, owned and operated Graves Garage and Wrecker
Service in Macomb for 40 years. He also built stock cars. He attended Macomb
Baptist Church. He was a member of Argyle Gas Engine Club and Macomb Masonic
Lodge 17, AF&AM.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington
Funeral Home, Macomb with Rev. Gerald Seabaugh officiating. Burial was
in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb. Memorials may be made to his Masonic
Lodge or the Care Center of Abingdon.
Helen M. Harshbarger, 97, of 358 S. Pearl Street, Galesburg, passed
away at 12:55 a.m. Sunday, January 10, 1999, at the Care Center of Abingdon.
Born May 5, 1901, in Galesburg to William and Margaret Bonney Hendryx,
she married Guy A. Harshbarger on June 21, 1919, in Monmouth. He died April
She also was preceded in death by one daughter, Jean Seckler Alves,
on September 6, 1998, and three brothers.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Fred (Louise) Cline of Abingdon; eight
grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was a precinct committee woman, past secretary and treasurer of
the Knox County Republican Central Committee. She was former president
of the Parent-Teacher Association at the former Weston School. She was
former president of Burlington-Northern Women’s Auxiliary. She was a member
of the Rootabaga Jammers Band at Carl Sandburg College, the Cable TV Commission,
Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of Eastern Star and First United
Methodist Church. She was former president of the Oliver Wendell Holmes
Club and a board member of the Carl Sandburg Birthplace. She volunteered
at the former Galesburg Mental Health Center and for the American Red Cross.
Services will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg
Chapel with Rev. Robert Snider officiating. Visitation will be two hours
before services at the chapel. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Memorials
may be made to her church or any charity.
Dudley R. Purlee
Dudley R. Purlee, age 63, of 2876 40th Ave., Alexis, passed away at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 1999 at home.
He was born April 10, 1935, in Monmouth, the son of Robert V. and Evelyn
Jellinger Purlee. He married Ann M. Lavender on February 1, 1959, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Tracey Winbigler, Monmouth; two
sons, Robert Purlee, Fort Wayne, Indiana and Sam Purlee, Alexis; two sisters,
Judy McCrery, Abingdon, and Marilyn Smith, Mason City, Iowa; three brothers,
John Purlee, Corvallis, Mont., James Purlee, Galesburg, and Joe Purlee,
Alexis, and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He was reared in Alexis, and was graduated from Alexis High School
in 1953. He served in the Army Reserve for six years. He was a farmer and
a salesman for Alexis Realty. He was a member of Alexis United Presbyterian
Church, where he served as an elder. He was a former Republican precinct
committeeman in Mercer County.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 Monday in Alexis United Presbyterian
Church, with Rev. Marti Jones officiating. Cremation rites were accorded
following the service. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis was in charge
of the arrangements. A memorial fund has been established; a recipient
will be designated later.
Winifred A. House, age 83, formerly of Gerlaw, passed away at 2:20
p.m. Friday, January 8, 1999, at LaMoine Christian Nursing Home in Roseville,
where she was a resident.
Born May 28, 1915, in Alexis to Willis Eugene and Mildred Fernald Gilmore,
she married Dell Joseph House on September 23, 1933, in Alexis. He died
Two brothers also preceded her in death.
Surviving are two sons, Edward of Kingsland, Texas, and John of Roseville;
one daughter, Shirley Flanagan of El Paso, Texas; eight grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was a volunteer for the American Red Cross for many years. She
was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monmouth.
Services were held January 12 at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville
with Rev. Ron Enderlin officiating. Burial was in Warren County Memorial
Park Cemetery in Monmouth. Memorials may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Mary A. Carlson
Mary A. Carlson, age 95, Stronghurst, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday,
January 5, 1999 in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville.
She was born July 10, 1903, near Raritan, the daughter of Isaac and
Laura Starkey Brokaw.
She married Glen Carlson in Burlington, Iowa, on October 29, 1921.
He died August 22, 1974.
Surviving are two sons, Gene Carlson, Glen Burnie, Md., and Charles
Carlson, Burlington; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one son, Edward Carlson, and by two sisters
and one brother.
She was graduated from Stronghurst High School in 1921. She was a buyer
for several years for the children’s department of Scripps-Reno Department
Store, Macomb. She was a member of Stronghurst United Methodist Church,
United Methodist Women and the Stronghurst Community Senior Citizens.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Banks & Beals
Funeral Home, Stronghurst with Rev. Marian Stone officiating. Burial was
in Raritan Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Stronghurst United Methodist
Willard D. “Willie” Crisco, of Galva, Illinois, passed away at 11:16
a.m. Monday, January 11, 1999 at his home.
He was born December 6, 1943 in Kewanee, the son of Dallas and Dorothy
Conner Crisco. He married Shirley A. Gale, June 11, 1966 in Galva.
He was preceded in death by his father and step-father.
He is survived by his wife, his mother, Dorothy Peterson of Galva,
one son Brad and his wife (Jill) Crisco of Roseville; one daughter, Julie
Crisco of Monmouth and a sister, Eileen Pierce of Galva.
He graduated from Galva High School in 1962. He served with the Galva
National Guard. He first worked with General Telephone Company and then
was a salesman for Better Built in Galva. For the past 13 years he had
owned and operated his own company selling liquid manure systems. He was
a member of First United Methodist Church in Galva, a member of Hagberg-Hamlin
Post #45 American Legion in Galva. He enjoyed golf, hunting and gardening.
Services will be Thursday, January 14 at 1 p.m. in the Rux Funeral
Home, Galva. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Funeral
Home. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery with military rites accorded
by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials can be directed to the Galva Park District.
Glenola McClure Snyder, age 79, Houston, Texas, formerly of Galesburg,
passed away December 22, 1998, in a Houston nursing home.
She was born February 6, 1919, in Cameron, the daughter of Glen Giddings
and Mary Joan Rhykerd McClure.
Surviving are three sisters, Evelyn Milward and Joan Josefson, both
of Abingdon, and Isabel Wier, Denver, Colorado; one brother, Frank McClure,
Galesburg; three grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
Cremation was accorded. A memorial service was held December 31 in
First Church of the Nazarene, Houston. A graveside service will be held
this spring in Silent Home Cemetery, Cameron. Memorials may be made to
B. Gay Ehrenhart
B. Gay Ehrenhart, 64, New Berlin, formerly of Roseville, passed away
Sunday, January 10, 1999, at her residence.
Born January 9, 1935, in Monmouth to Walter and Alma Bayne Enfield,
she married Terry Ehrenhart on August 9, 1953, in Anchorage, Alaska. He
Also surviving are one son, Steven of Springfield; one daughter, Cherilyn
Simpson of Rochester; and four grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter.
She was an office manager for an ophthalmologist. She was a former
member of the Roseville Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Roseville
United Methodist Church.
Cremation has been accorded, and services will be held at a later date.
Corman Memorial Home in Roseville is in charge of arrangements. Memorials
may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
George M. Johnson
George M. Johnson, age 72, of Abingdon, passed away at 4:47 a.m. Friday,
January 15, 1999 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1926 in Alssburg Township in Minnesota the son
of John W. and Malvina Johnson. He married Vonneda Day in 1962. They were
Surviving are one son, Brian Johnson, Abingdon; one daughter, Melissa
Thompson, Macomb, Illinois; one sister, Gloria Schuette, St. Paul, Minnesota;
four grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one infant son, 3 brothers (one of which
was his twin brother), and his parents.
He had served in the US Navy in the South Pacific on the USS Cumberland
Gap during WW II. He had lived in Abingdon for 38 years. He retired from
Gunther Construction Company in Galesburg after working for 20 years. He
was a member of Laborers Local 538 in Galesburg. He was also a member of
Harry E. Wiles American Legion Post #381 in Abingdon.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Abingdon Cemetery
with Reverend Danny Hunt officiating. Military Rites were conducted by
the Abingdon American Legion Post #381. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel in
Abingdon was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Mayo Clinic.
E. Duane Timmons
Eldon Duane Timmons, age 83, of London Mills, passed away at 4:10 a.m.
Sunday, January 17, 1999, at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Born November 30, 1915, in London Mills to Arthur C. and Mary Davis
Timmons, he married Helen Marie Brown on March 8, 1941, in Abingdon. She
Also surviving are one son, Galen of London Mills; two daughters, Ruth
Timmons of Peoria and Mrs. Greg (Gloria) Neunaber of Austin, Texas; five
grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Three brothers and three sisters preceded him in death.
He was a farmer and drove a school bus for Spoon River Valley schools
He was a member of London Mills United Methodist Church, where he was
a former member of the board of trustees. He was a member of Fulton County
Services were held at 10 am. Wednesday at his church with Rev. Rick
Kerr officiating. Corman Memorial Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Burial was in West Midway Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Lena L. Barker
Lena L. Barker, 102, of Prairie City Nursing Home, formerly of Bushnell,
passed away at 3:20 a.m. Thursday, January 14, 1999, at McDonough District
Hospital in Macomb.
Born December 1, 1896, near Marietta to Albert and Leora Tarter Hamm,
she married Jacob C. Barker in 1925. He passed away in 1950.
She was also preceded in death by five sisters, two brothers and one
Surviving are one son, Clarence of rural Ellisville; one daughter,
Harriet Barker Bailey of Wilmington; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Bushnell Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and
the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A member of Bushnell United Methodist Church, she was a member of the
Methodist Women and the Quilting Club.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home.
Burial was in Bushnell Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Prairie City
Linda S. Anderson
Linda S. Anderson, 50, of rural Ellisville, passed away at 11:20 p.m.
Tuesday, January 12, 1999, at Graham Hospital in Canton.
Born March 21, 1948, in Macomb to Clarence and Lois G. Dionne Hood,
she married Charles G. Anderson on October 21, 1966, in Osco. He survives.
Also surviving are her mother of Prairie City; three sons, Anthony
of Macomb, Jon of Bushnell, and Edward of Ellisville; three sisters, Mary
Ann Buffum of Fontana, CA; Cathy Brush of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Carole
Powell of Bushnell: and five grandchildren.
One sister and one granddaughter preceded her in death.
She was a school bus driver for special education students of Spoon
River Valley schools.
She was a member of St. Bernard’s Catholic Church in Bushnell.
Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at Wiley Cemetery
near Ellisville with the Rev. David Kurt officiating. Martin-Hollis Funeral
Home in Bushnell was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.
Roy Albert Thurman
Roy Albert Thurman, 91, of near Monmouth, passed away at 9:10 p.m.
on Monday, January 11, 1999, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born January 19, 1907, near Ellisville, the son of Charles Grant
and Mary Elizabeth Byerly Thurman.
He married Alice Margaret Siders on December 7, 1925, in canton. She
passed away January 11, 1991.
Surviving are four daughters, Clita Moore of near Monmouth, Argyle
Lydic of Cameron, Carol Olson of Galesburg, and Sharon Lackey of Sandwich;
12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles Thurman,
three grandsons, and 12 brothers and sisters.
He attended rural Ellisville schools. He farmed for many years in Warren
County, moving to his farm in Monmouth Township in 1949.
He was a member and deacon of First Christian Church, Monmouth, where
he was involved in the Keenagers Sunday School and Gleaners Fellowship.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 15, in Turnbull Funeral
Home with the Revs. Ellis Beeman, Delbert Icenogle, Kirk Kendall and Lee
Johnson officiating. Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park, Monmouth.
Memorials may be made to LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville,
or Cookson Hills Children’s Home, Kansas, OK.
Leroy James Birdsell, 77, of 2303 Broadway, Pekin, formerly of San
Jose, died at 3 a.m. Friday, January 15, 1999, at OSF Saint Francis Medical
Center in Peoria.
Born January 22, 1921, in Chicago to Ernest and Hazel Gullett Birdsell,
he married Mary Rollins on September 9, 1939, in Chicago. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Robert and William, both of Pekin, and
Michael of Delavan; three daughters, Barbara Maxwell of Jacksonville, and
Judith Anderson and Bonita Swan, both of Pekin; two brothers, Ernest of
Pekin and Irwin of Deer Creek; two sisters, Gloria Young of Roseville and
Doris Salerno of Chicago; 17 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one son, Lawrence, one daughter, Kimberly,
and five sisters.
A World War II Army veteran, he received the Purple Heart and the Bronze
Star three times.
He owned and operated a produce business in rural Delavan for many
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, January 18, at Fondulac
Cemetery, East Peoria. The Rev. Keith Heberer officiated. Davis Mortuary,
Tremont, was in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the
American Cancer Society.
Harold J. Fordyce
Harold J. Fordyce, age 74, of Montgomery, Illinois, a former Roseville
resident, died Tuesday, January 5, 1999 in a hospital in Aurora, Illinois.
Funeral services were held on Friday, January 8, at Healy Chapel, Aurora,
with the Rev. Gerald L. Rygh officiating.
The son of the late Harold and Stella (Mading) Fordyce, he was born
April 9, 1924 in Eleanor, Illinois. He married Rae Miller, who died in
February 1997. An infant son, John Christian, also preceded him in death.
Mr. Fordyce attended Jackson Corners grade school here, and graduated
from Roseville High School. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army in WWII,
serving in the Philippine Islands, and was a member of the VFW Post, No.
1752, in Montgomery.
Mr. Fordyce retired as manager of Aurora Hearing Aid Center, after
more than 35 years of service.
He leaves: three sons, Gabe Kirkpatrick of Grapevine, Texas and Stanley
and John J. Fordyce, at home; two grandsons; an aunt, Mrs. Marie Atkins
of LaHarpe; and several cousins.
Anna M. Shughart
Anna M. Shughart, age 84, of 805 Costello Terrace, Monmouth, Illinois,
passed away at 2:10 p.m. Sunday, January 17, 1999 at St. Mary’s Medical
She was born May 24, 1914 in Warren County, Illinois, the daughter
of Jacob and Bertha (Stevenson) Ryner. She was reared and educated in Warren
County and attended Monmouth High School.
Anna married Wyatt “Pete’’ Shughart in Monmouth, Illinois, on March
21, 1936 and he passed away on August 5, 1980.
She was a homemaker and worked for several years at Smoler-Formfit
Surviving are one son, Jerry Shughart of Hohenwald, Tennessee; four
daughters, Janet (Richard) Simpson of Alexis, Celia (James) Linze of Melbourne,
AK., Ellen (John) Adkisson of Roseville, Illinois and Linda Heikes of Calico
Rock, AK., 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren;
two sisters, Edna Reynolds of Taylor Ridge, Illinois, and Lois Anderson
of Cambridge, Illinois; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, Wayne Shughart;
two infant children; one grandson, one granddaughter and one sister, Ruth
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 1999
at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with burial in Mosher Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established to be designated later.
Marjorie Rinehart, age 80, of 13765 N. 2100th Road, Good Hope, Illinois,
passed away at 12:46 p.m. on Monday January 18, 1999 at McDonough District
Hospital in Macomb.
She was born to Willis and Bertha Carter Keener on June 2, 1918, in
Crawfordsville, Iowa. She married Wesley Rinehart of Sciota on March 21,
1939. He survives.
Other survivors include three daughters, Betsy Rinehart of Galesburg,
Nancy (Gary) Dalpiaz of Beardstown, and Susan Rinehart of Good Hope; four
grandsons Rick (Michelle) Morrell, Dan (Angela) Morrell, Brian (Sarah)
Dalpiaz, and Kevin Dalpiaz, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Everett and
Orville Keener and two sisters, Mabel Galbraith and Audrey White.
Marjorie had attended school in Stronghurst, Illinois; Ocala, Florida,
and Washington, Iowa, graduating from Stronghurst in 1936. She was actively
involved in her family life. She organized Girl Scout troops in Henderson
County, serving as neighborhood chairman.
She was on the steering committee for senior citizens, representing
Walnut Grove Township and organized many one-day bus trips. From that she
became a full time agent and tour director for Parkhill Tours of Champaign
to which she had a big following. Marjorie belonged to Center Club of Good
Hope and the Good Hope Womens Club. She was a lifelong member of the United
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 22 at
the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville with Reverend Charles
Kriner officiating. Friends may call after 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at the
Funeral Home in Blandinsville where the family will meet with friends from
7 until 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
Memorials may be made to the Good Hope Rescue Squad or the Blandinsville
Eugene L. “Gene’’ McCormick
Eugene L. “Gene’’ McCormick, age 75, of 810 North Washington Street,
Abingdon, Illinois, passed away at 2:05 p.m. Saturday, January 16, 1999
at the Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg.
He was born November 27, 1923 in Buda, Illinois, the son of Charles
and Zelda Howe McCormick. He married Darlene Brush on January 27, 1945
at Knoxville, Illinois. She survives.
Other survivors include one son Roger D. McCormick, Richmond, Virginia;
two daughters, Starlett Beaudoin, Houston, Texas and Carol Walker, Abingdon;
five brothers, John and Don of Maquon, Illinois; Charles of Viola, James
of Galesburg and Dean of Aledo; two sisters, Blanche May Cotton and June
Riley, both of Moline; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He grew up in the Maquon area and attended the Yates City schools.
He farmed in Lewis County, Missouri and retired in 1983. He moved back
to Galesburg area in 1988. He had been a patient at Heartland Health Care
Center the past six years. He was a musician in several area bands.
He was also a member of the River Rats Baseball Team from Maquon in
the 1950’s He was a past member of Lewis County Farm Bureau, Lewis County
Home Extension Service and the National Farmers organization.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Chapel, Abingdon, Illinois. Rev. Robert Snyder officiated. Burial was in
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Heartland Health Care Center.
Stanley R. Lewis, 79, of 550 East Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg, Illinois,
passed away at 2:09 p.m. Friday, January 15, 1999, at OSF St. Mary Medical
Born December 12, 1919, in Abingdon to Ralph and Ione Randall Lewis,
he married Marian Foster on March 21, 1942, in Palmyra, Missouri. She died
December 3, 1998.
His parents, one grandchild and one brother also preceded him in death.
Surviving are two sons, Sid of Abingdon and John of Peoria; two brothers,
William of Decatur and Robert of Winter Park, Florida; four grandchildren;
and four great-great-grandchildren.
He had lived in Abingdon most of his life and later moved to Galesburg
in 1974. He graduated from Abingdon High School in 1937. He was a wood
pattern maker for Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria. He later managed the Robinson
Lumber Company in Abingdon. He last worked at Galesburg Glass for 25 years,
retiring in 1984.
He was a World War II Army veteran with the rank of captain serving
in Europe. He attended Officer Training School in Aberdeen, Maryland. He
was a former member of Abingdon American Legion Post 381 and was a member
of Galesburg American Legion Post 285 for a total of 52 years.
He was a member of First Congregational Church in Abingdon, where he
served as church treasurer. He was a former member and past president of
Abingdon Rotary Club.
Funeral service were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West
Abingdon Chapel with Rev. Jon Prain officiating. Burial was in the Abingdon
Cemetery where military rites were conducted by Abingdon American Legion
Memorials may be made to his church.
Ruth E. Bird
Ruth E. Bird, 90, of Abingdon, Illinois, formerly of Alexis, Illinois,
passed away at 1:10 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 1999 at the Care Center
of Abingdon. She was born September 16, 1908 in Mercer County, Illinois,
the daughter of Arthur and Carrie Stephens Perrin. She married Clifford
G. Bird in Morrison, Illinois on December 20, 1930. He passed away on March
27, 1972. Three brothers and one sister and her parents also preceded her
in death. Surviving are two sons, Thomas (Irma) Bird of Alexis and Richard
(Jenna) Bird of Abingdon; one sister, Mrs. Kermit (Gladys) Shangle of Louisville,
Kentucky; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Alexis United Presbyterian Church and 50 year member
of the Eastern Star in Alexis. She was reared and educated in Aledo, Illinois
and graduated from Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois. Graveside
services were held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 26, 1999 in Alexis Cemetery
with Rev. Marti Jones of the Alexis United Presbyterian Church officiating.
Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the donors choice.