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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 Church.

Betty Thomas
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
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 grandson.
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 Macomb.
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. He survives.
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 Center, Danville.
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 Church, Galesburg.

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 survives.
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 Irwin
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. She survives.
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 October 1951.
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 charity.

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 Monmouth.
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 Graves
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 Harshbarger
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 19, 1991.
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 House
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 June 9,1994.
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 Society.

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 Church.

Willard Crisco
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 Snyder
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 hospices.

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 survives.
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 divorced.
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 survives.
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 from 1962-1982.
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 Farm Bureau.
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 great-great-grandchild.
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 Nursing Center.

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 Birdsell
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 years.
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 Center, Galesburg.
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 in Monmouth.
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 Hood.
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
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 Methodist Church.
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 Library.

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 Lewis
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 Center.
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 Post 381.
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.


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