Wednesday, January 15, 2020 • Vol. 142, No. 33

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.*


William "Red" Ambrosius William "Red" Ambrosius  

VeteranWilliam “Red” Ambrosius

William Harold “Red” Ambrosius, 89, of Rushville died at 8 p.m. Jan. 8, 2020, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/15/2020


Hannah Barnewolt Hannah Barnewolt  

Hannah Agans Barnewolt

Hannah Brooke Agans Barnewolt, 23, of Rushville died Dec. 18, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/1/2020


Freda Blair Freda Blair  

Freda Blair

Freda M. Blair, 94, of Lewistown died at 5:39 p.m. Dec. 20, 2019, at the Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/1/2020


Francis "Don" Boehm Don Boehm  

VeteranFrancis “Don” Boehm

Francis Donovan “Don” Boehm, 100, of Rushville died Jan. 6, 2020, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Larry Bopp Larry Bopp  

VeteranLarry Bopp

Larry Fred Bopp, 73, of Vermont died at 9:20 a.m. Dec. 15, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/18/2019


Wanda Brown Wanda Brown  

Wanda Brown

Wanda May Brown, 90, of Monmouth, formerly of Rushville and Vermont, died at 8:30 p.m. Dec. 15, 2019, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/18/2019


Anna Camp Anna Camp  

Anna Camp

Anna Delle Camp, 90, of Lewistown died at 2:25 p.m. Jan. 8, 2020, at Morningside Assisted Living in Washington.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/15/2020


Lori Danner Lori Danner  

Lori Danner

Lori A. Danner, 60, of Decatur died Jan. 2, 2020, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Donald Grubor Donald Grubor  

VeteranDonald Grubor

Donald N. Grubor, 83, of Lewistown died at 5 p.m. Jan. 3, 2020, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Douglas Hammack Douglas Hammack  

Douglas Hammack

Douglas D. Hammack, 76, of Frederick died at 4:20 p.m. Dec. 27, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


William Hendricks William Hendricks  

William Hendricks

William Thomas Hendricks, 74, of Frederick died at 8:07 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/1/2020


Vivian Hughes Vivian Hughes  

Vivian Hughes

Vivian I. Hughes, 97, of Farmington, formerly of Lewistown, died at 9 p.m. Jan. 5, 2020, at Red Oak Estates in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Gloria Lapping Gloria Lapping  

Gloria Lapping

Gloria Jean Lapping, 70, of Galesburg died at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 13, 2020, at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/15/2020


   

Judy Leavitt

Judy S. Leavitt, 75, of Rushville died at 3:10 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/18/2019


Shirley Nelson Shirley Nelson  

Shirley Nelson

Shirley M. Nelson, 77, of Table Grove died at 3:02 p.m. Dec. 22, 2019, at Unity Point Health Methodist in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/1/2020


Virginia Nelson Virginia Nelson  

Virginia Nelson

Virginia Nelson, 94, of Osage Beach, Mo., died Dec. 31, 2019, at Lakeside Meadows Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Osage Beach.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Vivian Palmer Vivian Palmer  

Vivian Palmer

Vivian R. Palmer, 44, of Beardstown died at 1 p.m. Dec. 31, 2019, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


Betty Rhoades Betty Rhoades  

Betty Rhoades

Betty Lee (McKinley) Rhoades, 95, of DeKalb died Dec. 14, 2019, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/25/2019


Joanna Sager Joanna Sager  

Joanna Sager

Joanna Ruth Sager, 89, of Astoria died Dec. 22, 2019, at Heritage Health in Beardstown.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/1/2020


Joan Shawgo Joan Shawgo  

Joan Shawgo

Joan L. Shawgo, 90, of Galesburg died at 9:10 p.m. Dec. 30, 2019, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


   

Harold Sizek

Harold George Sizek, 80, of Ewing, Mo., died at 1:37 p.m. Dec. 10, 2019, in Sunset Nursing Home in Quincy. He formerly lived in Ipava, Astoria and Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/18/2019


Barbara Vrell Barbara Vrell  

Barbara Vrell

Barbara J. Vrell, 71, of Lewistown died at 2:40 a.m. Jan. 2, 2020, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/8/2020


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.