Wednesday, July 10, 2019 • Vol. 142, 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.*


   

John Butler

John M. Butler, 57, of Astoria, formerly of Decatur, died at 6:50 p.m. June 27, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/10/2019


Bill Camp Willard "Bill" Camp  

Willard “Bill” Camp

Willard E. “Bill” Camp, 91, of Lewistown died at 11:02 p.m. June 4, 2019, at The Loft of Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/12/2019


   

H. Ronald Chenoweth

H. Ronald Chenoweth, 84, of Macomb died at 10:50 p.m. June 18, 2019, at The Lamoine Retirement Living Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/26/2019


Doris Connolly Doris Connolly  

Doris Connolly

Doris E. Connolly, 90, of Astoria died at 9:30 a.m. June 23, 2019, at The Loft in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/26/2019


   

Naomi Copes

Naomi Beth Copes, 66, of Kankakee died at 10:04 p.m. June 7, 2019, at her sister’s residence in Colchester.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/12/2019


Richard Derry Richard Derry  

VeteranRichard Derry

Richard Eugene Derry, 81, of Brooklyn died at 6:27 p.m. May 29, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/5/2019


Kaila Duckwiler Kaila Duckwiler  

Kaila Duckwiler

Kaila D. Duckwiler, 33, of Summum died at 11:54 p.m. June 30, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/10/2019


   

VeteranBeverly “B.D.” Foster

Beverly “B.D.” Foster, 90, of Springfield, formerly of Havana, died at 10:15 a.m. July 3, 2019, at Heritage Health in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/10/2019


Rosalie Grove Rosalie Grove  

Rosalie Grove

Rosalie J. Grove, 84, of Astoria died at 8:18 a.m. June 17, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/19/2019


Terry Lehman John "Terry" Lehman  

John “Terry” Lehman

John “Terry” Lehman, 72, of Astoria died at 11:25 p.m. June 5, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb1:45 pm.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/12/2019


Harold McMillan Harold McMillan  

VeteranHarold McMillan

Harold Dean McMillan, 90, of Astoria died at 5:25 a.m. June 9, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/12/2019


Kyle Murfin Kyle Murfin  

VeteranKyle Murfin

Kyle Eugene Murfin, 60, of Las Cruces, N.M., formerly of Macomb, died June 16, 2019, at his home in Las Cruces.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/3/2019


Donna Taylor Donna Taylor  

Donna Taylor

Donna Jean Taylor, 82, of Rushville died at 2:15 a.m. June 21, 2019, at Heritage Health Care and Nursing Center in Mount Sterling.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/26/2019


Elizabeth "Lisa" Timmons Elizabeth "Lisa" Timmons  

Elizabeth “Lisa” Timmons

Elizabeth “Lisa” Ann Timmons, 64, of Lewistown died at 8:35 p.m. June 17, 2019, at UnityPoint Health Methodist.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 6/26/2019


Michele "Mitch" Vance Michele "Mitch" Vance  

VeteranMichele “Mitch” Vance

Michele Ray “Mitch” Vance, 51, of Watford City, N.D., formerly of Vermont, died July 2, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/10/2019


David Walker David Walker  

David Walker

David W. Walker, 56, of Springfield died at 7:46 p.m. June 29, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 7/3/2019


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 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, 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.