Wednesday, July 11, 2018 • Vol. 141, No. 6

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.*


Nancy Albers Nancy Albers  

Nancy Albers

Nancy J. Albers, 74, of Rushville died at 12:20 p.m. June 25, 2018, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/4/2018


Robert Burgard Robert Burgard  

Robert Burgard

Robert T. “Rob Bob” Burgard, 55, of Table Grove died at 10:25 a.m. June 17, 2018, at Havana Healthcare Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


Shirley Cogar Shirley Cogar  

Shirley Cogar

Shirley J. Cogar, 83, of Havana died at 8:15 a.m. June 29, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/4/2018


Doris Cook Doris Cook  

Doris Cook

Doris Mary Dohner Cook, 98, of rural Industry died June 28, 2018, at Bickford Cottage in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/4/2018


Vernon Dean Rev. Vernon Dean  

VeteranRev. Vernon Dean

Rev. Vernon Fred Dean, 90, of Franklin Grove died July 8, 2018, at Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, Ill.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Martin Edwards Martin Edwards  

Martin Edwards

Martin D. Edwards, 55, of Rushville died at 10:31 a.m. July 5, 2018, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


William Eskridge William Eskridge  

VeteranBill Eskridge

William E. “Bill” Eskridge, 89, of Lewistown died at 10:55 p.m. June 7, 2018, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2018


Anthony Fillingham Anthony Fillingham  

VeteranAnthony Fillingham

Anthony Lee Fillingham, 48, of Macomb died June 22, 2018, at University of Chicago Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Unit in Chicago. He battled leukemia since May, 2017.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018 (pending) and 7/4/2018


Gloria Hinrichs Gloria Hinrichs  

Gloria Hinrichs

Gloria J. Hinrichs, 71, of Vermont died at 11 p.m. June 3, 2018, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2018


Edith Lee Edith Lee  

Edith Lee

Edith V. Lee, 100, of Augusta died at 11:49 p.m. June 20, 2018, at Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


Earl Little Earl Little  

VeteranEarl Little

Earl Eugene Little, 33, of Quincy, formerly of Rushville, died at 11:21 p.m. July 6, 2018, in Pinckneyville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Norma Pace Norma Pace  

Norma Pace

Norma J. Chambers Pace, 84, of Lewistown died July 8, 2018, at Mason District Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Ronald Peak Ronald Peak  

VeteranRonald Peak

Ronald Lee Peak, 71, of Rushville died at 7:52 a.m. June 12, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2018 (pending) and 6/20/2018


Carla Poppenhager Carla Poppenhager  

Carla Poppenhager

Carla J. Poppenhager, 65, of Industry died at 5:55 a.m. June 19, 2018, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


   

Karen Sager

Karen S. Sager, 64, of Astoria died at 10:29 a.m. June 21, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


Joyce Schafer Joyce Schafer  

Joyce Schafer

Joyce Schafer, 92, of Springfield, formerly of Rushville, died at 9:45 a.m. July 2, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Helen Siguaw Helen Siguaw  

Helen Siguaw

Helen L. Siguaw, 96, of Havana died at 8:09 a.m. June 14, 2018, at Havana Healthcare Center in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


   

Barbara Slaton

Barbara C. Slaton, 90, of Rushville died at 3:40 p.m. June 19, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


Eloise Snyder Eloise Snyder  

Eloise Snyder

Eloise Snyder, 88, of Rushville died at 11:55 a.m. June 15, 2018, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


Billy Stambaugh Billy Stambaugh  

Billy Stambaugh

Billy Stambaugh, 71, of Browning died at 10:05 p.m. June 14, 2018, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


Donna Stephens Donna Stephens  

Donna Stephens

Donna R. Stephens, 91, of Rushville died at 9:20 a.m. July 5, 2018, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Elizabeth Tarvin Elizabeth Tarvin  

Elizabeth Tarvin

Elizabeth May Tarvin, 4, of Fort Gordon, Ga., died June 12, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/20/2018


Harlin Terry Harlin Terry  

VeteranHarlin Terry

Harlin L. Terry, 93, of Littleton died at 4:10 p.m. July 3, 2018, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/11/2018


Richard Toland Richard Toland  

Richard Toland

Richard “Dick” Toland, 67, of Rushville died at 1:50 p.m. June 25, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018 (pending) and 7/4/2018


Robert Younker Robert Younker  

VeteranRobert Younker

Robert Owen Younker, 88, of Camden died at 2:50 a.m. June 17, 2018, at Heritage Manor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Mount Sterling.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/27/2018


   

Marion Zeisset

Marion N. Zeisset, 70, of Astoria died June 5, 2018, at Four Fountains Nursing Home in Belleville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/13/2018


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.