Wednesday, November 16, 2022 • Vol. 145, No. 25

Obituaries

Listed below are the obits published in the past month in the Astoria South Fulton Argus, in alphabetical order by issue. More recent obituaries are listed toward the top. Obituaries older than a month can be found by following the links below.*


NOVEMBER 16, 2022 ISSUE

   

Ted Bair

Ted Bair, 72, of Kingston, Tenn., died Nov. 13, 2022, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2022


   

Marsha Jane Clements

Marsha Jane (Robinson) Clements, 67, of Browning died at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 11, 2022.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2022


Dwight Eddington Sr. Dwight Eddington Sr.  

VeteranDwight Eddington Sr.

Dwight E. Eddington Sr., 84, of Swansea died April 24, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2022


Donna Farr Donna Farr  

Donna Farr

Donna M. Farr, 86, of Table Grove died Oct. 11, 2022, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/19/2022 and 11/16/2022 (memorial)


Wava Heffren Wava Heffren  

Wava Heffren

Wava E. Heffren, 94, of Rushville died at 3:42 p.m. Nov. 10, 2022, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/16/2022


NOVEMBER 9, 2022 ISSUE

Dane Parkinson Dane Parkinson  

Dane R. Parkinson

Dane R. Parkinson, 58, of Cuba, formerly of Lewistown, died at 4:06 p.m. Nov. 4, 2022, at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba where he was a resident.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/9/2022


NOVEMBER 2, 2022 ISSUE

Leonard Allen Leonard Allen  

Leonard “Len” Allen

Leonard E. “Len” Allen, 83, of Rushville died at 7:28 p.m. Oct. 27, 2022, at Jacksonville Skilled Nursing and Rehab in Jacksonville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/2/2022


OCTOBER 26, 2022 ISSUE

Donna Gibboney Donna Gibboney  

Donna Gibboney

Donna K. Gibboney, 76, of Astoria died at 10:05 a.m., Oct. 18, 2022, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/26/2022


OCTOBER 19, 2022 ISSUE

George Parry George Parry  

George Parry

George H. Parry, 67, of Manito died Oct. 15, 2022, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/19/2022


Edna Shoulta Edna Shoulta  

Edna “Imogene” Shoulta

Edna “Imogene” Shoulta, 73, of Astoria died Oct. 16, 2022, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/19/2022


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. Please note that there are now a number of obituaries older than 1914 available; if you are looking for an older obit, check our index and see if we have added them yet.

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 1996 to the present completed. For obits older than 1996, only the estimated year of publication is listed on the surname pages until they are added to the archive.

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. Older issues are available for viewing on microfilm at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. For more information, please click HERE.

We have also been adding a few additional obituaries that were not originally published in the Argus, but by other publications in the area. They have been compiled by Marilee Griffin and Lonnie Weinstein, who have relatives in the area. We will attribute the original publication in these cases when we can, so that you know the original source. We appreciate their 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 1996 are not yet available in full online, although we have been adding a number of older obits as time allows (including obits older than 1914). 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.