Wednesday, May 15, 2019 • Vol. 141, No. 50

Obituaries

Listed below are the obits published in the past month in the Astoria South Fulton Argus. Obituaries older than a month can be found by following the links below.*


Darlene Derry Darlene Derry  

Darlene Derry

Darlene Derry, 91, of Canton, formerly of Astoria, East Peoria and Hot Springs, Ark., died at 5:35 p.m. April 29, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/1/2019


Dick Diseron Dick Diseron  

VeteranRichard “Dick” Diseron

Richard Paul “Dick” Diseron, 86, of Rushville, formerly of Camden, died at 7:50 a.m. April 19, 2019, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/24/2019


Tommy Hammond Jr. Tommy Hammond Jr.  

Tommy Hammond Jr.

Tommy Lee Hammond Jr., 30, of Adair died at 10:22 a.m. April 22, 2019, in Ellisville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/24/2019


Shirley Hart Shirley Hart  

Shirley Hart

Shirley J. Hart, 85, of Rushville, formerly of Smithfield, died at 6:23 p.m. May 13, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/15/2019


Dorcas Herche Dorcas Herche  

Dorcas Corman Herche

Dorcas P. Corman Herche, 89, of Rushville died at 10:15 p.m. May 1, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/8/2019


Xena Hoerr Xena Hoerr  

Xena Hoerr

Xena Renee Hoerr, 13, of Summum died at 3:34 a.m. May 5, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/8/2019


Lynn Kettering Lynn Kettering  

Madelyn “Lynn” Kettering

Madelyn Rose “Lynn” Kettering, 84, of Rushville died at 6:28 a.m. April 26, 2019, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/1/2019


David "John" Lindsey David "John" Lindsey  

David “John” Lindsey

David John Lindsey, 62, of Astoria died Jan. 30, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/6/2019 and 4/24/2019 (memorial)


Harold Malott Harold Malott  

VeteranHarold Malott

Harold E. Malott, 87, of Astoria died at 4:35 a.m. May 14, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/15/2019


   

VeteranPatrick McCombs

Patrick Harold McCombs, 78, of Beardstown died April 17, 2019, at Generations at Lincoln in Lincoln.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/24/2019


Martha Miller Martha Miller  

Martha Miller

Martha Jane Miller, 85, of Vermont died at 9:30 p.m. April 19, 2019, at Joliet Area Community Hospice in Joliet.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/24/2019


Edna Peterson Edna Peterson  

Edna Peterson

Edna Peterson, 91, of Macomb, formerly of Brooklyn, died at 1:16 p.m. April 15, 2019, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/17/2019


Bernard Sager Bernard Sager  

VeteranBernard Sager

Bernard Sager, 86, of Elmwood died April 19, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/24/2019


Herschel Trone Herschel Trone  

VeteranHerschel Trone

Herschel R. Trone, 95, of Rushville died at 1:10 p.m. April 29, 2019, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/1/2019


Helen Wise Helen Wise  

Helen Wise

Helen M. Wise, 86, of Springfield, formerly of Astoria, died at 9:42 a.m. April 15, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/17/2019


Submitting an Obituary

If you would like to submit an obituary, there is no fee. You can download our obituary submission form HERE. The file is a PDF document that you can fill out and return electronically. To open the file, you will need the free Adobe Reader software. If you have a photo, you can attach it to the email when you return the form. For more information on submissions to the Argus, please click HERE.

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Finding an Archived Obituary

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

To find an archived obituary, click above on the first letter of their last name. Maiden names and additional married names will be cross-referenced with married names at the time of death, so try whichever name you know. If you don't find a name at first, please come back to our site another time and try again. This is a long-term archival project and will continually be updated as we have the time to do so. Our obituary record index currently goes back to Jan. 1914. We also have access to microfilm covering older obituaries beginning in 1886, and some of those obituaries are also being added as time permits. You can email us at argus@kkspc.com with any obit requests for obituaries you do not yet find here. PLEASE NOTE: We are missing microfilm for the year between Aug. 23, 1939-Aug. 28, 1940. We are also missing microfilm for the year between Aug. 1949-Aug 1950.

Any issues from June 1910 up to and including the Nov. 6, 1974 issue were called The Astoria Argus-Searchlight, while papers after that date were published under the The Astoria South Fulton Argus name when The Astoria Argus-Searchlight combined subscribers with The Table Grove Herald.

CLICK HERE for the Master List (Jan. 5, 1914 - current)

We have compiled a master list of all obituaries beginning Jan. 5, 1914, to the current week. The list is organized alphabetically by most recent surname, and summarizes each person's name(s), age, death date, and town of residence at the time of death if available. This can aid you in narrowing down the issue of the Argus in which the obituary was published. Please click HERE to access the master list.

More recent obituaries may be available in full online; if so, they are marked (FULL OBIT) in the index. You can access these by clicking on the words "(FULL OBIT)." We currently have all obits from 1997 to the present completed. For most obits older than this, only the estimated year of publication is listed.

Item of note: There are a number of local towns — such as Vermont, Cuba, Tennessee, Washington — that may appear to be states or countries to a researcher not familiar with the area. In this index, place names are assumed to be in Illinois unless otherwise noted.

As we continue adding older obituaries to our online collection, we have run across some that are only short death notices. They contain limited information, but we are including them, marked as "(BRIEF OBIT)", as they can occasionally help with genealogy research.

Back issues of the Astoria South Fulton Argus are available for sale for a year following publication. Any issues older than one year are available for viewing on microfilm at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center. For more information, please click HERE.

Something new we are adding this year are additional obituaries that were not originally published in the Argus, but by other publications in the area. They have been compiled by Marilee Griffin, who has relatives in the area. We will attribute the original publication in these cases so that you know the original source. We appreciate Marilee's offer to help round out the genealogical record for researchers.


*Note: Our online obituary archives are incomplete due to the fact that this is an ongoing project. Most obituaries older than 1997 are not yet available in full online. The obituary archive index is complete from 1914 to the present, and is sorted alphabetically by last name (at the time of death) rather than by death date to make it easier to use. In addition, we are in the process of indexing all surnames on their own individual pages (this task is not fully complete yet). If you are searching for an obituary listing and cannot find it, please email us at argus@kkspc.com and we can look it up for you.