Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • Vol. 140, No. 33

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.*


Dale Abbott Dale Abbott  

Dale Abbott

Dale Abbott, 102, of Rushville, formerly of Macomb, died at 6:40 p.m. Jan. 5, 2018, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Terry Allen Terry Allen  

VeteranTerry Allen

Terry LaVern Allen, 74, of Camden died at 11:36 p.m. Dec. 13, 2017, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/20/2017


Donald Billingsley Donald Billingsley  

VeteranDonald Billingsley

Donald L. Billingsley, 85, of Industry died at 12:44 a.m. Dec. 27, 2017, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


John Brierton John Brierton  

VeteranJohn Brierton

John M. Brierton, 67, of Rushville died at 8:51 a.m. Jan. 6, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Mark Bucy Mark Bucy  

Mark Bucy

Mark Alan Bucy, 25, of Table Grove died at 4:31 p.m. Jan. 7, 2018, near Oakford as a result of an automobile accident.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Rose Busby Rose Busby  

Rose Busby

Rose M. Busby, 91, of Rushville died at 2:40 p.m. Dec. 31, 2017, at Reflections Memory Care Facility in Chatham.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


Donald "Gene" Carpenter Donald "Gene" Carpenter  

Donald Carpenter

Donald Eugene “Gene” Carpenter, 81, of Rushville died at 5:21 p.m. Dec. 14, 2017, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/20/2017


Michelle Danner-Rockett Michelle Danner-Rockett  

Michelle Danner-Rockett

Michelle Lynn Danner-Rockett, 45, of Bondurant, Iowa, died Jan. 11, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


Linda Derry Linda Derry  

Linda Derry

Linda Derry, 72, of Industry died at 4:52 a.m. Dec. 28, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


William "Bill" Downin Bill Downin  

William “Bill” Downin

William “Bill” Charles Downin, 61, died Dec. 24, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


Delbert Fairburn Delbert Fairburn  

VeteranDelbert Fairburn

Delbert L. Fairburn, 90, of Astoria died at 6 a.m. Jan. 8, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Scott Fairburn Scott Fairburn  

Scott Fairburn

Scott “Cheetah” I. Fairburn, 58, of Astoria died at 8:55 p.m. Jan. 15, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


Lois Harn Lois Harn  

Lois Harn

Lois Harn, 86, of Lewistown died at 8 p.m. Dec. 28, 2017, at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


Dorothy Jones Dorothy Jones  

Dorothy Jones

Dorothy H. Jones, 93, of Lewistown died at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29, 2017, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


   

Jeffrey Kiser

Jeffrey Alan Kiser, 65, of Rushville died at 3:16 a.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


Darrick Lashbrook Darrick Lashbrook  

Darrick Lashbrook

Darrick Lashbrook, 45, of Rushville died at 5:54 p.m. Jan. 1, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


Dale Lutz Dale Lutz  

VeteranDale Lutz

Dale A. Lutz, 80, of Vermont died at 4:30 a.m. Jan. 9, 2018, at Select Acute Care in Eureka.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


   

Jonathan Nielsen

Jonathan P. Nielsen, 32, of Macomb died at 9:20 p.m. Dec. 7, 2017, in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/13/2017 (pending) and 12/27/2017


Charlotte Noland Charlotte Noland  

Charlotte Noland

Charlotte Lou Noland, 82, of Lewistown died at 2:45 p.m. Jan. 2, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


   

Harold Palm

Harold Leroy Palm, 78, of Ipava died at 10:05 a.m. Jan. 10, 2018, due to complications of lung cancer.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


Carol Peacock Carol Peacock  

Carol Peacock

Carol Peacock, 76, of Rushville died at 11:04 a.m. Jan. 15, 2018, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


   

VeteranRaymond “Bud” Phillips

Raymond L. “Bud” Phillips Jr., 88, of Lewistown died at 7:20 p.m. Dec. 22, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/27/2017


Mary Rice Mary Rice  

Mary Rice

Mary E. Rice, 89, of Rushville died at 11:14 a.m. Jan. 8, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Patricia Rutledge Patricia Rutledge  

Patricia Rutledge

Patricia H. Rutledge, 89, of Adair died at 5 a.m. Dec. 16, 2017, at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/20/2017


Philip Schafer Philip Schafer  

Philip Schafer

Philip Charles Schafer, 65, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Rushville, died Dec. 23, 2017, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/3/2018


   

VeteranEdwin Seasly

Edwin Lee Seasly, 73, of Ipava, formerly of Vermont, died at 9:33 a.m. Jan. 7, 2018, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018


Hannah Slinker Hannah Slinker  

Hannah Slinker

Hannah Marie Mangold Slinker, 58, of Rushville died at 11:46 a.m. Jan. 8, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/10/2018 (pending) and 1/17/2018


Audrey Speer Audrey Speer  

Audrey Speer

Audrey Speer, 97, of Macomb, formerly of Table Grove, died at 7 a.m. Jan. 11, 2018, at Wesley Village Health Care Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


   

Annette Sullivan

Annette K. Sullivan, 70, of Peoria, formerly of Macomb, died at 3:40 p.m. Dec. 22, 2017, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/27/2017


Nancy Thompson Nancy Thompson  

Nancy Thompson

Nancy L. Thompson, 81, of Lewistown died at 12:20 a.m. Jan. 11, 2018, at Graham Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2018


E. Dwayne Workman E. Dwayne Workman  

VeteranEverett “Dwayne” Workman

E. Dwayne Workman, 85, of Astoria died at 12:09 a.m. Dec. 24, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/27/2017


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

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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.