Wednesday, February 21, 2024 • Vol. 146, No. 39

Obituaries

Listed below are the obits published in the past month in the Astoria South Fulton Argus, in alphabetical order by issue. More recent obituaries are listed toward the top. Obituaries older than a month can be found by following the links below.*


FEBRUARY 21, 2024 ISSUE

Nedra Bollinger Nedra Bollinger  

Nedra Bollinger

Nedra K. Bollinger, 86, of Browning died at 1 p.m. Feb. 13, 2024, at the Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/21/2024


Jessie Hamblin Jessie Hamblin  

Jessie Hamblin

Jessie Mildred Hamblin, 88, of Havana died at 9:10 a.m. Feb. 18, 2024, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/21/2024


   

Shirley Horwedel

Shirley J. Horwedel, 93, of Vermont died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 2024, at The Elms in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/21/2024


FEBRUARY 14, 2024 ISSUE

Mabel Bennett Mabel Bennett  

Mabel Bennett

Mabel Kay Bennett, 75, of Quincy, formerly of Vermont, died at 11:14 a.m. Feb. 8 2024, at her home in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/14/2024


Joseph Hayes Joseph Hayes  

Joseph Hayes

Joseph L. Hayes, 46, of Rushville, formerly of Astoria, died at 4:34 p.m. Feb. 3, 2024, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/14/2024


Christian McCombs Christian McCombs  

Christian McCombs

Christian Michael McCombs, 30, of Winchester, formerly of Rushville, died Feb. 8, 2024, at Jacksonville Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/14/2024


Margaret Mytich Margaret Mytich  

Margaret Mytich

Margaret L. Mytich, 98, of Ipava died Feb. 6, 2024, at the Life Care Center in Punta Gorda, Fla.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/14/2024


Winnetta Peters Winnetta Peters  

Winnetta Peters

Winnetta Lurabelle Peters, 97, died Jan. 26, 2024, at her daughter’s home in Lewistown.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/14/2024


FEBRUARY 7, 2024 ISSUE

Andy Camp Andy Camp  

Stephen “Andy” Camp

Stephen A. “Andy” Camp, 63, of Niota died at 3:34 p.m. Feb. 3, 2024, at Countryview Care Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2024


James Crenshaw James Crenshaw  

James Crenshaw

James F. Crenshaw, 68, of Rushville, formerly of Bader, died at 11:35 a.m. Jan. 30, 2024, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2024


Donald Hopping Donald Hopping  

Donald Hopping

Donald E. Hopping, 80, of Table Grove died at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 31, 2024, at Prairie City Rehabilitation and Health Care in Prairie City.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2024


   

VeteranLarry Parks

Larry Parks, 85, of Macomb, formerly of Chicago, died at 7:03 p.m. Feb. 1, 2024, at St. John’s Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/7/2024


JANUARY 31, 2024 ISSUE

Lee Chambers Lee Chambers  

VeteranRussell Chambers

Russell Lee Chambers, 86, of Ipava died at 9:10 p.m. Jan. 25, 2024, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/31/2024


   

VeteranThomas Glover

Thomas Eugene Glover, 67, of Frederick, Okla., died Jan. 16, 2024, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/31/2024


Donald Smith Donald Smith  

Donald Smith

Donald L. Smith, 84, of Astoria died at 1 a.m. Jan. 24, 2024, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/31/2024


Joe Wilson Joe Wilson  

Joseph Wilson

Joseph A. “Joe” Wilson, 63, of Cuba died Jan. 25, 2024, at his home surrounded by family.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/31/2024


JANUARY 24, 2024 ISSUE

Gary Brockman Gary Brockman  

Gary Brockman

Gary Thomas Brockman, 74, of Palmyra, Mo., died Jan. 17, 2024, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/24/2024


Richard Ford Richard Ford  

VeteranRichard Ford

Richard W. Ford, 77, of Havana died at 9:09 p.m. Jan. 20, 2024, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/24/2024


Amanda Keeler Amanda Keeler  

VeteranAmanda Keeler

Amanda C. Keeler, 49, of Lewistown died Jan. 16, 2024, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/24/2024


Billy Troutman Billy Troutman  

Billy Troutman

Billy Joe Troutman, 64, died at 10:13 p.m. Jan. 17, 2024, in the Emergency Room at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/24/2024


   

Sam Walker

Sam Wayne Walker, 85, of Astoria died Jan. 15, 2024, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/24/2024


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

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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 Jan. 29, 1930, were called The Argus-Search Light. Beginning on Feb. 5, 1930, the name was tweaked to The Argus-Searchlight. "Astoria" was added to the name sometime after that, to be called The Astoria Argus-Searchlight (Laura's note - I will add that date here once I determine the exact date), which remained the name up to and including the Nov. 6, 1974 issue. 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.

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 1996 to the present completed. For obits older than 1996, only the estimated year of publication is listed on the surname pages until they are added to the archive.

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. Older issues are available for viewing on microfilm at the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushville or the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield. 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 and Lonnie Weinstein, who have relatives in the area. We will attribute the original publication in these cases when we can, so that you know the original source. We appreciate their offer to help round out the genealogical record for researchers.

Where possible, we are cross-referencing information from the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, in order to have more complete information listed, especially for those obituaries or death notices that are very short.


*Note: Our online obituary archives are incomplete due to the fact that this is an ongoing project. Most obituaries older than 1996 are not yet available in full online, although we have been adding older obits as time allows (including obits older than 1914). The obituary archive index covers 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. ALSO: We have discovered there are a number of obituaries from the mid-20th century that are not listed in the master index; perhaps they ran in a correspondent's column rather than on the front page, and thereby got missed by the indexers from that era. If you don't see a name you expect to see in the master index, contact us with the death dates and we can look closer at those issues to see if they turn up.