Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • Vol. 142, No. 23

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.*


Eva "Louise" Brown Eva "Louise" Brown  

Eva “Louise” Brown

Eva “Louise” Brown, 82, of Table Grove died at 1:55 p.m. Oct. 9, 2019, in Prairie City.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Esther Brush Esther Brush  

Esther Brush

Esther Ann Brush, 72, of Lewistown died at 4:46 a.m. Nov. 1, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Wanetta Brush Wanetta Brush  

Wanetta Brush

Wanetta R. Brush, 87, of Lewistown died at 3:50 a.m. Oct. 31, 2019, at the Farmington Country Manor in Farmington.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Georgia Byrd Georgia Byrd  

Georgia Byrd

Georgia Ann (Claassen) Byrd, 68, of Rushville died at 3:10 a.m. Oct. 9, 2019, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Glen Crum Glen Crum  

Glen Crum

Glen Lowell Crum, 103, of Rushville died at 5:35 a.m. Oct. 8, 2019, in Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Harry Darst Harry Darst  

VeteranHarry Darst

Harry Vern Darst, 90, of Macomb died at 9:25 p.m. Oct. 12, 2019, at The Elms Nursing Facility in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Anna Fouts Anna Fouts  

Anna Fouts

Anna Maye Fouts, 79, of Ipava died at 5:37 p.m. Nov. 1, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Sam Gossage Sr. Sam Gossage Sr.  

Sam Gossage Sr.

Sam L. Gossage Sr., 55, of Rushville died at 9:30 p.m. Oct. 5, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/9/2019


Alvin Hamilton Alvin Hamilton  

Alvin Hamilton

Alvin Richard Hamilton, 89, of Rushville died at 3:15 a.m. Oct. 26, 2019, at the Elms Nursing Facility in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/30/2019


Gary "Butch" Hazzard Gary "Butch" Hazzard  

Gary “Butch” Hazzard

Gary D. “Butch” Hazzard, 69, of Astoria died at 7:20 a.m. Oct. 7, 2019, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/9/2019 (pending) and 10/16/2019


Mary Anne Hills Mary Anne Hills  

Mary Anne Hills

Mary Anne Hills, 75, of Rushville died at 11:12 a.m. Nov. 3, 2019, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Sam Konjevich Sam Konjevich  

VeteranSam Konjevich

Sam Konjevich, 84, of Rushville, formerly of Channahon, died at 4:20 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/23/2019


Julie Lashbrook Julie Lashbrook  

Julie Lashbrook

Julie Ann Lashbrook, 51, of Pleasant View died at 5:19 a.m. Oct. 30, 2019, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Linda Peacock Linda Peacock  

Linda Peacock

Linda Lea Peacock, 70, of Rushville died at 7:14 a.m. Oct. 10, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Raymond "Bud" Peters Raymond "Bud" Peters  

Raymond “Bud” Peters

Raymond J. “Bud” Peters, 82, of Astoria died at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


Evelyn Pittman Evelyn Pittman  

Evelyn Pittman

Evelyn K. Pittman, 72, of Astoria died at 3 p.m. Oct. 21, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/23/2019


R. Darren Powell R. Darren Powell  

R. Darren Powell

R. Darren Powell, 33, of Rushville died at 7:13 p.m. Oct. 6, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/9/2019 (pending)


Kent Robbins Kent Robbins  

Kent Robbins

Kent Lee Robbins, 60, of Plano, Texas, formerly of Dallas, Texas, and Rushville, died at 12:20 p.m. Oct. 28, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Raymond Schisler Raymond Schisler  

VeteranRaymond Schisler

Raymond J. Schisler, 89, of Lewistown died at 6:18 a.m. Oct. 21, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/30/2019


Jean Simmons Jean Simmons  

Jean Simmons

Jean Simmons, 100, of Macomb died at 2:25 p.m. Oct. 17, 2019, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/23/2019


Stanley Stambaugh Stanley Stambaugh  

Stanley Stambaugh

Stanley Dale Stambaugh, 65, of Astoria died Oct. 6, 2019, in his home surrounded by his family.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/9/2019


Norman Thomas Norman Thomas  

VeteranNorman Thomas

Norman C. Thomas, 74, of Macomb died at 9:50 p.m. Nov. 2, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/6/2019


Bonnie Vaughn Bonnie Vaughn  

Bonnie Vaughn

Bonnie Nell (Bartlow) Vaughn, 87, of rural Rushville died at 5:38 p.m. Oct. 4, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/9/2019


Karen White Karen White  

Karen White

Karen K. White, 79, of Parrish, Fla., formerly of Fairview, died Oct. 12, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/16/2019


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

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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.