Wednesday, October 31, 2018 • Vol. 141, No. 22

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.*


Sheila Belville Sheila Belville  

Sheila Belville

Sheila M. Belville, 73, of Lewistown died at 2 a.m. Oct. 8, 2018, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2018


Carol Briney Carol Briney  

Carol Briney

Carol Janice Briney, 85, of Havana died at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 1, 2018, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/3/2018


William Crawford William Crawford  

William Crawford

William Crawford, 62, of Macomb died at 2:01 p.m. Sept. 28, 2018, at the Country View Nursing Home in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/3/2018


Colleen Edwards Colleen Edwards  

Colleen Edwards

Colleen Edwards, 69, of Rushville died at 3:56 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/31/2018


Rod Heaton Rod Heaton  

VeteranRoderick “Rod” Heaton

Roderick A. “Rod” Heaton, 86, of Godfrey, formerly of Springfield and Rushville, died at 5:56 p.m. Sept. 30, 2018, at Robings Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care in Brighton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/3/2018


Lily Ingles Lily Ingles  

Lily Ingles

Lily Sue Ingles, infant daughter of Kerry Joe and Misty Shaw Ingles died at 3:50 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. She was born at 10:01 a.m. at St. John’s Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


Albert Lung Albert Lung  

Albert Lung

Albert Danny Lung, 71, of Macomb, formerly of Camden, died at 3:42 p.m. Oct. 10, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


   

Rosalie Morgan

Rosalie F. Morgan, 80, of Canton died at 4:44 p.m. Sept. 26, 2018, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/3/2018


Bessie Pempek Bessie Pempek  

Bessie Pempek

Bessie Bernita Pempek, 88, of Springfield died at 9:20 p.m. Oct. 2, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2018


   

VeteranEugene Perdew

Eugene (Gene) Haddon Perdew, 85, of Summum died at 6:07 p.m. Oct. 4, 2018, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2018


Bob PIttman Bob Pittman  

Robert “Bob” Pittman

Robert “Bob” C. Pittman, 88, of Astoria died at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


Charles Plate Charles Plate  

VeteranCharles Plate

A memorial service for Charles Harold Plate, 101, of Wesley Village in Macomb, formerly of Ipava, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, at Ipava Christian Church with Reverend Kevin Kessler officiating.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


Margaret Reedy Margaret Reedy  

Margaret Reedy

Margaret Viola Reedy, 92, of Galesburg died at 2:40 p.m. Oct. 14, 2018, at the Rosewood Care Center of Galesburg.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


Bert Ross III Bert Ross III  

Bert Ross III

Bert Alexander Ross, III, 73, of Rushville died at 7:55 a.m. Oct. 21, 2018, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/24/2018


Betty Waters Betty Waters  

Betty Waters

Betty Carolyn Waters, 81, a resident of The Elms Nursing Home in Macomb, formerly of Astoria and Timewell, died at 11 p.m. Oct. 5, 2018, at the nursing home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2018


Tina Winder Tina Winder  

Tina Winder

Tina Marie Winder, 62, of Macomb, formerly of Ripley, died at 12:55 a.m. Oct 4, 2018, in Countryview Care Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/10/2018


Jack Winston Jack Winston  

Jack Winston

Jack D. Winston, 86, of Rushville died at 4:50 p.m. Oct. 1, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/3/2018 (pending) and 10/10/2018


Rodney Wright Rodney Wright  

VeteranRodney Wright

Rodney Reed Wright, 85, of Rushville died at 4:38 p.m. Oct. 13, 2018, at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/17/2018


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.