Wednesday, September 11, 2019 • Vol. 142, No. 15

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.*


   

Pauline Abernathy

Pauline E. Abernathy, 85, of Rushville died at 4:15 a.m. Aug. 16, 2019, at the Rosewood Care Center in East Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/21/2019


Mark Bader Mark Bader  

Mark Bader

Mark W. Bader, 68, of rural Potosi, Wis., died Aug. 5, 2019, after battling cancer.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Marcia Bevard Marcia Bevard  

Marcia Bevard

Marcia J. Bevard, 80, of Cuba died at 1:44 p.m. Aug. 30, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Kent Danner Kent Danner  

Kent Danner

Kent Allan Danner, 82, of Riverton died at 1:20 p.m. Sept. 6, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/11/2019


Ronald "Hoot" Greer Ronald "Hoot" Greer  

Ronald “Hoot” Greer

Ronald Lee “Hoot” Greer, 80, of Rushville, formerly of Littleton, died at 11:53 p.m. Sept. 1, 2019, at Mill Creek Memory Care in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/11/2019


Frances Hilton Frances Hilton  

Frances Hilton

Frances E. Hilton, 95, of Smithfield died at 9:22 p.m. Sept. 1, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


William Hopkins William Hopkins  

VeteranWilliam Hopkins

William H. Hopkins, 87, of rural New Philadelphia died Sept. 1, 2019, in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Joni Johnson Joni Johnson  

Joni Johnson

Joni Lynn Johnson, 39, of Canton died at 7:40 a.m. Aug. 16, 2019, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/21/2019


Floyd Katzenburger Floyd Katzenburger  

VeteranFloyd Katzenburger

Floyd Katzenburger, 77, of Mount Sterling died Aug. 31, 2019, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Iris Lang Iris Lang  

Iris Lang

Iris Lang, 87, of Rushville died at 11:53 a.m. Aug. 22, 2019, at the Countryview Care Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/28/2019


   

Carla Mason

Carla E. Mason, 39, of Table Grove died at 9:37 p.m. Aug. 19, 2019, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/28/2019


Bruce Mercer Bruce Mercer  

Bruce Mercer

Bruce E. Mercer, 67, of Vermont died at 8:55 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019, at his cabin in rural Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/28/2019


Linda Miller Linda Miller  

Linda Miller

Linda Rhosan (nee Horwedel) Miller, 63, of Coal City died Aug. 31, 2019, at her home after a battle with cancer.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Beth Owen Beth Owen  

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Owen

Mary Elizabeth “Beth” Owen, 90, of Rushville died at 10:07 p.m. Aug. 30, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Viola Quesinberry Viola Quesinberry  

Viola Quesinberry

Viola Quesinberry, 91, of Rushville, formerly of Astoria, died at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Brandi Rudd Brandi Rudd  

Brandi Rudd

Brandi J. (Wilhelm) Rudd, 46, of rural Ellisville died at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 31, 2019, at her home following a short battle with metastatic breast cancer.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Bettie Sinnock Bettie Sinnock  

Bettie Sinnock

Bettie Lou Daniel Sinnock, 94, of Chatham, formerly of Rushville, died at 4:25 a.m. Aug. 26, 2019, in Memorial Hospital Heritage Hospice in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Rosemary Surratt Rosemary Surratt  

Rosemary Surratt

Rosemary Runkle Surratt, 86, of Rushville died at 9:50 p.m. Aug. 27, 2019, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/4/2019


Elaine Worman Elaine Worman  

Elaine Worman

Elaine Worman, 70, of Industry, died at 9:44 p.m. Aug. 8, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/14/2019


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.