Wednesday, November 24, 2021 • Vol. 144, No. 26

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.*


NOVEMBER 24, 2021 ISSUE

Will Fox Will Fox  

VeteranWill Fox

Will H. Fox, 82, of Lewistown died at 7:37 a.m. Nov. 21, 2021, at Mason District Hospital in Havana.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


Robert Fulks Robert Fulks  

VeteranRobert “Pete” Fulks

Robert D. “Pete” Fulks, 101, of Rushville died at 8:13 a.m. Nov. 22, 2021, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


Bob Kendrick Bob Kendrick  

Bob Kendrick

Bob L. Kendrick, 82, of Table Grove died at 8:57 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


Rebecca Patrick Rebecca Patrick  

Rebecca Patrick

Rebecca Lynn Patrick, 52, of Astoria died at 12:55 p.m. Nov. 21, 2021, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


Janice Ragle Janice Ragle  

Janice Ragle

Janice Kay Ragle, 74, of Springfield, formerly of Astoria and Mountain Home, Ark., died at 4:15 p.m. Nov. 17, 2021, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


Dorothy Riebling Dorothy Riebling  

Dorothy Riebling

Dorothy Kathleen Riebling, 91, of Macomb, formerly of Industry, died at 2:22 p.m. Nov. 18, 2021, at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/24/2021


NOVEMBER 17, 2021 ISSUE

Betty Curl Betty Curl  

Betty Curl

Betty M. Curl, 96, of Rushville died at 3:50 p.m. Nov. 13, 2021, at Presbyterian Homes in Evanston.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


Peg Davis Peg Davis  

Peggy “Peg” Davis

Peggy Jo “Peg” Davis, 71, of Rushville died at 11:35 p.m. Nov. 9, 2021, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


Gloria Keller Gloria Keller  

Gloria Keller

Gloria Ellen Keller, 78, of Colchester died at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


James Orr James Orr  

James Orr

James L. Orr, 64, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Rushville, died at 9:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 2021, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


Ronald Payne Ronald Payne  

VeteranRonald Payne

Ronald Alan Payne, 75, of Mount Sterling died at 2:15 a.m. Nov. 13, 2021, at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


Dean Robinson Dean Robinson  

Dean Robinson

Dean Ray Robinson, 60, of Ipava died Oct. 26, 2021.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


Vivian Trone Vivian Trone  

Vivian Trone

Vivian Eileen Trone, 97, of Rushville died at 5:35 a.m. Nov. 11, 2021, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/17/2021


NOVEMBER 10, 2021 ISSUE

John Burgard John Burgard  

VeteranJohn Burgard

John H. Burgard, 86, of Havana, formerly of Ipava, died at 7 a.m. Nov. 7, 2021, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Linda Drinkwater Linda Drinkwater  

Linda Drinkwater

Linda Ann Drinkwater, 69, of Rushville died at 12:38 a.m. Nov. 4, 2021, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital, with her family by her side.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Georgia Duckwiler Georgia Duckwiler  

Georgia Duckwiler

Georgia Ann Duckwiler, 47, of Canton died at 8 p.m. Nov. 3, 2021, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Brittany Gossage Brittany Gossage  

Brittany Gossage

Brittany L. Gossage, 26, of Astoria died at 12:11 a.m. Oct. 31, 2021, in Adair.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Don Grafmyer Donald Grafmyer  

Donald “Don” Grafmyer

Donald Eugene “Don” Grafmyer, 71, died Nov. 3, 2021, at Pleasant Meadows Senior Living in Chrisman.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Bob Seward Bob Seward  

VeteranRobert “Bob” Seward

Robert Leon “Bob” Seward, 93, of Havana died at 2:58 a.m. Nov. 6, 2021.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Roy Van Fossen Roy Van Fossen  

VeteranRoy Van Fossen

Roy Eugene Van Fossen, 87, died Nov. 3, 2021, at Grand View Memory Care in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


Albert Windsor Albert Windsor  

VeteranAlbert Windsor

Albert R. “Boots” Windsor, 93, of Smithfield died at 9:40 a.m. Nov. 5, 2021, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 11/10/2021


NOVEMBER 3, 2021 ISSUE

Mark Batterton Mark Batterton  

VeteranMark Batterton

Mark Batterton, 51, of DeGraff, Ohio, died Oct. 30, 2021, at Mary Rutan Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Arguss on 11/3/2021


OCTOBER 27, 2021 ISSUE

Richard Ashcraft Richard Ashcraft  

Richard “Rick” Ashcraft

Richard E. “Rick” Ashcraft, 71, of Rushville died at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 23, 2021, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Ilene Davison Ilene Davison  

Ilene Davison

Ilene Davison, 88, of Canton died Oct. 18, 2021, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Mary Eblen Mary Eblen  

Mary Eblen

Mary Margaret Eblen, 75, of Rushville died at 7 a.m. Oct. 22, 2021, at her residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Edith Goldsborough Edith Goldsborough  

Edith Goldsborough

Edith Marie Goldsborough, 105, of Rushville died at 6:34 p.m. Oct. 19, 2021, at her daughter’s home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Fred Hall Fred Hall  

VeteranFred Hall

Fred I. Hall, 79, of Vermont died at 6:50 a.m. Oct. 21, 2021, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Norma Keller Norma Keller  

Norma Keller

Norma Jean Keller, 85, of Rushville died at 9:44 p.m. Oct. 18, 2021.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


Charles Wallace Charles Wallick  

Charles Wallick

Charles E. “Chuck” Wallick, 81, of Yates City died at 7:50 p.m. Oct. 20, 2021, at Country Comfort Assisted Living in Elmwood.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


   

VeteranBob Wells

Bob C. Wells, 75, of Canton died Oct. 22, 2021, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/27/2021


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 1996 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 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.


*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 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.