Wednesday, September 19, 2018 • Vol. 141, No. 16

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.*


John Bucy John Bucy  

VeteranJohn Bucy

John W. Bucy, 88, of Astoria died at 3:55 p.m. Aug. 16, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2018


Frances Burns Frances Burns  

Frances Burns

Frances Ann Burns, 76, of Rushville died at 12:27 p.m. Aug. 30, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/5/2018


Midge Clayton Midge Clayton  

Marcile Clayton

Marcile K. “Midge” Clayton, 90, of Grand Prairie Assisted Living in Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died Sept. 5, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Raymond Crenshaw Raymond Crenshaw  

Raymond Crenshaw

Raymond E. Crenshaw, 65, of Bader died Sept. 12, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018


Vonee Davis Vonee Davis  

Vonee Davis

Vonee Davis, 89, of Lewistown died at 2:37 a.m. Aug. 28, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/5/2018


Robert Detrick Robert Detrick  

VeteranRobert Detrick

Robert Detrick, 82, of Lewistown died at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 1, 2018, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/5/2018


Roger Emerick Roger Emerick  

Roger Emerick

Roger William Emerick, 84, of Rushville died at 4:18 a.m. Sept. 15, 2018, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018


Thomas "Chip" Estep Thomas "Chip" Estep  

Thomas Estep

Thomas B. “Chip” Estep, 69, of Springfield died at 12:42 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Loretta Frazier Loretta Frazier  

Loretta Frazier

Loretta Lorraine “Baine” Frazier, 98, of Crystal Lake died Sept. 16, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018


Sheila Hackworth Sheila Hackworth  

Sheila Hackworth

Sheila Hackworth, 44, of Rushville died at 2:40 p.m. Sept. 17, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018 (pending)


Mary Hamm Mary Hamm  

Mary Hamm

Mary Lois Hamm, 90, of Browning died Sept. 10, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


June Huston June Huston  

June Huston

June Elizabeth (Goldsborough) Huston, 91, of Rushville died at 2:05 p.m. Sept. 5, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Bob Kessler Bob Kessler  

VeteranRobert Kessler

Robert D. “Bob” Kessler, 66, of Lewistown died at 9:22 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/29/2018


Joyce Lehman Joyce Lehman  

Joyce Lehman

Joyce A. Lehman, 70, of Astoria died at 2:31 a.m. Sept. 16, 2018, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018


Bette Lybarger Bette Lybarger  

Bette Lybarger

Bette Lybarger, 92, of Beardstown, formerly of Browning, died at 10:07 a.m. Aug. 14, 2018, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/15/2018 (pending) and 8/22/2018


Kathryn Marshall Kathryn Marshall  

Kathryn Marshall

Kathryn Ann Marshall, 61, died Aug. 18, 2018, at St. Luke’s Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., after fighting a short, yet incredibly brave battle with cancer.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2018


Ruth Phillips Ruth Phillips  

Ruth Phillips

Ruth A. Phillips, 85, of Augusta died at 7:31 p.m. Sept. 8, 2018, at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Charles Plate Charles Plate  

VeteranCharles Plate

Charles Harold Plate, 101, of Wesley Village and Everly House in Macomb, formerly of Ipava, died at 2 a.m. Aug. 12, 2018, at Wesley Village.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2018


Melanie Rhinberger Melanie Rhinberger  

Melanie Rhinberger

Melanie G. Rhinberger, 62, of Summum died at 3 p.m. Aug. 13, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2018


   

Lonnie Robbins II

Lonnie Ray "L.R." Robbins II, 38, of La Prairie died at 5:55 p.m. Sept. 1, 2018, as a result of a tractor accident near Camden.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/5/2018 (pending) and 9/12/2018


Geraldine Stevens Geraldine Stevens  

Geraldine Stevens

Geraldine “Geri” Stevens, 90, of Rushville died Aug. 31, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Elizabeth Welch Elizabeth Welch  

Elizabeth Welch

Elizabeth C. Welch, 102, of rural Lewistown died Aug. 19, 2018, at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/22/2018


   

Betty White

Betty J. White, 81, of Canton died at 5:06 p.m. Sept. 6, 2018, at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/12/2018


Betty Winston Betty Winston  

Betty Winston

Betty J. Winston, 87, of Rushville died at 4:47 p.m. Aug. 22, 2018, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/29/2018


Clay Wise Clay Wise  

VeteranClay Wise

Clay A. Wise, 58, of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, died Sept. 9, 2018, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/19/2018


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.