Wednesday, July 1, 2020 • Vol. 143, No. 5

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.*


Morris "Ike" Billingsley Morris "Ike" Billingsley  

VeteranMorris Billingsley

Morris LeRoy “Ike” Billingsley, 93, of Camden died at 5:08 a.m. June 29, 2020, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Dwight Brock Dwight Brock  

VeteranDwight Brock

Dwight R. Brock, 87, of Peoria died at 1:25 p.m. June 13, 2020, at Sharon Elms Health Care in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020


Ernest Bucy Ernest Bucy  

Ernest Bucy

Ernest B. Bucy, 79, of Vermont died at 6:30 a.m. June 18, 2020, at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020


June Chambers June Chambers  

June Chambers

June M. Chambers, 80, of Bernadotte died at 11:56 p.m. June 19, 2020, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020


Kathy Coats Kathy Coats  

Kathy Coats

Kathy Ann Heitz Coats, 60, of Bushnell died at 2:20 a.m. June 16, 2020.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020 (pending) and 6/24/2020


Denine Cox Denine Cox  

Denine Cox

Denine Larie Houck Cox, 56, of Rushville died at 8 a.m. June 9, 2020, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020


Shirley Derry Shirley Derry  

Shirley Derry

Shirley Alice Derry, 89, of Macomb, formerly of Astoria, died at 2:45 p.m. June 12, 2020, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020


Linda Easley Linda Easley  

Linda Easley

Linda A. Easley, 84, of Astoria died at 6:10 a.m. June 27, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Waldeen Epp Waldeen Epp  

Waldeen Epp

Waldeen M. “Wally” Epp, 84, of Rushville died at 12:15 p.m. May 30, 2020, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/3/2020


Brian Florey Brian Florey  

VeteranBrian Florey

Brian Shane Florey, 56, of Peoria died at 1:39 p.m. June 17, 2020, at OSF Healthcare in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020


Richard Harper Richard Harper  

VeteranRichard Harper

Richard Edwin Harper, 85, of Chillicothe died June 24, 2020, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Marilyn Hendricks Marilyn Hendricks  

Marilyn Hendricks

Marilyn Joyce Hendricks, 87, of Rushville died at 9:47 p.m. June 24, 2020, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


   

William Holtkamp

William H. “Will” Holtkamp, 60, of Astoria died at 1:45 p.m. June 1, 2020, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/3/2020


William Jones William Jones  

William Jones

William R. Jones, 64, of Astoria died at 5:44 p.m. June 29, 2020, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Bill Lockard Bill Lockard  

William Lockard

William Lawson “Bill” Lockard, 79, of Canton died June 8, 2020, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/10/2020


Frank Lung Sr. Frank Lung Sr.  

Frank Lung Sr.

Frank Edward Lung Sr., 76, of rural Rushville died at 4:20 p.m. June 1, 2020, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/10/2020


Patricia McCloskey Patricia McCloskey  

Patricia McCloskey

Patricia L. McCloskey of Burlington, Iowa, died June 13, 2020, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Lawrence "Jake" McCombs Lawrence "Jake" McCombs  

VeteranLawrence “Jake” McCombs

Lawrence E. “Jake” McCombs, 93, of Astoria died at 4:30 p.m. June 20, 2020, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020


Velma Miller Velma Miller  

Velma Miller

Velma B. Miller, 94, of Athens, formerly of Browning, died at 7:45 p.m. June 5, 2020, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/10/2020


John Moose John Moose  

VeteranJohn Moose

John S. Moose, 86, of Astoria died at 1:57 p.m. May 29, 2020, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Emergency Room in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/3/2020


Stella Oatman Stella Oatman  

Stella Oatman

Stella Louise (Pollitt) Oatman, 85, of Canton died at 3:19 p.m. June 14, 2020, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020


Linda Reinke Linda Reinke  

Linda Reinke

Linda L. Reinke, 72, of Macomb died at 3 a.m. June 10, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/17/2020


Maxine Sargent Maxine Sargent  

Maxine Sargent

Pearl Maxine Sargent, 98, of Rushville died at 7 a.m. June 23, 2020, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020 (pending) and 7/1/2020


   

VeteranWillard Settles

Willard Tracy Settles, 87, of Rushville died at 6:20 a.m. June 2, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/3/2020


Wilma Shank Wilma Shank  

Wilma Shank

Wilma Shank, 92, of Canton died June 19, 2020, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/24/2020


Greg Siegel Greg Siegel  

Greg Siegel

Greg D. “Dinger” Siegel, 46, of Rushville died at 12:31 a.m. June 9, 2020, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/10/2020 (pending) and 6/17/2020


Beth Strong Cuthbert "Beth" Strong  

Cuthbert Strong

Cuthbert M. “Beth” Strong, 90, of LaBelle, Fla., formerly of Rushville, died May 31, 2020, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


Ruth Thomas Ruth Thomas  

Ruth Thomas

Ruth P. Thomas, 66, of Lewistown died at 6:55 a.m. May 30, 2020, at the Loft Rehabilitation Center in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/3/2020


Jerry Thomson Jerry Thomson  

Jerry Thomson

Jerry E. Thomson, 73, of Macomb died at 11 p.m. June 23, 2020, at Bickford Cottage in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/1/2020


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. 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.

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.

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, 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, 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.