Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • Vol. 140, No. 45

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.*


Gary Benjamin Sr. Gary Benjamin Sr.  

VeteranGary Benjamin Sr.

Gary K. Benjamin Sr., 69, of Rushville died at 1:19 a.m. March 22, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2018


Leroy Bollinger Leroy Bollinger  

Leroy Bollinger

Leroy Bollinger, 75, of Rushville died at 8:25 a.m. April 9, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018 (pending)


Pauline Ford Pauline Ford  

Pauline Ford

Pauline J. Ford, 93, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died at 11:17 a.m. March 18, 2018, at Bickford Cottage in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2018


Kennard Fowler Kennard Fowler  

VeteranKennard Fowler

Kennard L. Fowler, 90, of Rushville died at 7:02 p.m. April 8, 2018, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018


Gary Glover Gary Glover  

VeteranGary Glover

Gary Glover, 65, of Fair Play, Mo., died March 30, 2018, at his home.

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


Oliver "Phil" Heaton Oliver "Phil" Heaton  

VeteranOliver “Phil” Heaton

Oliver Philip “Phil” Heaton, 75, of Rushville died at 6:45 p.m. April 9, 2018, in Aledo Health Care Center in Aledo.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018


   

Richard Henderson

Richard “Dick” K. Henderson, 72, of Lewistown died at 3:50 a.m. March 22, 2018, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2018


Freida Ladd Freida Ladd  

Freida Ladd

Freida L. Ladd, 94, of Macomb died at 1:30 p.m. March 18, 2018, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2018


David Lawver David Lawver  

VeteranDavid Lawver

David W. Lawver, 63, of Lewistown died at 11:50 a.m. March 30, 2018, at Unity Point Methodist in Peoria.

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


Trisha Logan Trisha Logan  

Trisha Logan

Trisha Renea Logan, 47, of Rushville died at 3:37 p.m. March 7, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2018


Willis Mayall Willis Mayall  

VeteranWillis Mayall

Willis Dean Mayall, 94, of Washington, Mo., formerly of Ipava, died March 26, 2018.

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


James Owen James Owen  

VeteranJames Owen

James E. Owen, 91, of Rushvillle died at 8:50 a.m. March 29, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

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


   

Sandra Pigg

Sandra S. Pigg, 76, of Canton, formerly of Summum, died at 4:15 p.m. March 25, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2018


Howard Prather Howard Prather  

VeteranHoward Prather

Howard Dwain Prather, 84, of Rushville died at 8:35 a.m. March 8, 2018, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2018


   

VeteranBuddy Shaw

Buddy L. Shaw, 88, of Astoria died at 11:55 a.m. March 6, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2018


Larry Shelts Larry Shelts  

Larry Shelts

Larry Gene Shelts, 67, of Camden died at 2:26 p.m. April 7, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/11/2018


Michael Sorrells Michael Sorrells  

Michael Sorrells

Michael Sorrells, 64, of Canton died at 5:20 a.m. March 29, 2018, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

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


   

Sidney Thomas

Sidney H. Thomas, 75, of Vermont died at 9:25 p.m. March 23, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/28/2018


Gale Tingley Gale Tingley  

VeteranGale Tingley

Gale Tingley, 84, of Zillah, Wash., died March 1, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2018


Phyllis Trone Phyllis Trone  

Phyllis Trone

Phyllis E. Trone, 89, of Macomb died at 8:52 a.m. March 15, 2018, at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2018


Richard Utter Richard Utter  

Richard Utter

Richard Lee Utter, 57, of Cooperstown, formerly of Camden, died at 1:20 p.m. March 6, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/14/2018


Bruce White Bruce White  

Bruce White

Bruce B. White, 86, of Parrish, Fla., died March 16, 2018.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2018


Rosemary Williams Rosemary Williams  

Rosemary Williams

Rosemary I. Williams, 82, of Canton died at 2:05 a.m. March 27, 2018, at Heartland Health Care in Canton.

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


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.