Wednesday, March 13, 2019 • Vol. 141, No. 41

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.*


   

Jeffrey Batterton

Jeffrey D. Batterton, 47, of Astoria died at 6:40 a.m. Feb. 18, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


Wayne Curless Wayne Curless  

VeteranWayne Curless

Wayne L. Curless, 80, of Astoria died at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/13/2019


Michael Dean Michael Dean  

Michael Dean

Michael A. Dean, 62, of Astoria died March 1, 2019, in Largo, Fla.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019


Bonnie Grafton Bonnie Grafton  

Bonnie Grafton

Bonnie A. Grafton, 99, of rural Littleton died at 12:45 p.m. Feb. 22, 2019, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


Paul Greene Paul Greene  

Paul Greene

Paul Sidney Greene, 94, of East Lynn/Hoopeston died Feb. 27, 2019.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019


Neal Hartman Neal Hartman  

Neal Hartman

Neal Edwin Hartman, 83, of Rushville died at 4 a.m. Feb. 2, 2019, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/13/2019


Lillian Hoover LIllian Hoover  

Lillian Hoover

Lillian C. Pierson Hoover, 92, of Huntsville died at 7:27 a.m. Feb. 8, 2019, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/13/2019


Clara "Rosalee" Kotter Clara "Rosalee" Kotter  

Clara “Rosalee” Kotter

Clara "Rosalee" Kotter, 88, of Rushville died at 10:35 a.m. March 5, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019 (pending) and 3/13/2019


Betty Little Betty Little  

Betty Little

Betty L. Little, 95, of Bath, formerly of Vermont, died at 9:42 p.m. March 4, 2019, at home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019


Dick McClelland Dick McClelland  

VeteranRichard “Dick” McClelland

Richard A. “Dick” McClelland, 81, of Springfield, Mo., formerly of Rushville, died Feb. 28, 2019, at the Cox Medical Center in Springfield, Mo.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019


Katherine Miller Katherine Miller  

Katherine Miller

Katherine G. Miller, 80, of Table Grove died at 6:54 a.m. Feb. 19, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


   

Ruth Miller

Ruth A. Miller, 91, of Canton, formerly of Carthage, died at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 17, 2019, at Renaissance Care Center in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/20/2019


Myrna Phillips Myrna Phillips  

Myrna Phillips

Myrna I. Phillips, 90, of Astoria died at 1:20 p.m. March 4, 2019, at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/6/2019


Florence Ritchey Florence Ritchey  

Florence Ritchey

Florence Ritchey, 97, of Rushville died at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 9, 2019, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/13/2019


Carolyn Smith Carolyn Smith  

Carolyn Smith

Carolyn Louise Smith, 80, of Rushville died at 9:03 p.m. Feb. 19, 2019, at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


James Surratt Sr. James Surratt Sr.  

VeteranJames Surratt Sr.

James Richard Surratt Sr., 70, of Rushville died at 12:37 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


Marjorie Tyson Marjorie Tyson  

Marjorie Tyson

Marjorie Lou Tyson, 88, of Rushville died at 2:11 p.m. March 7, 2019, at Bickford Manor in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/13/2019


   

Martina Westlake

Martina M. Westlake, 74, of Astoria died at 6:22 a.m. Feb. 13, 2019, at her home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/20/2019


   

VeteranDonald White

Donald K. White, 72, of Smithfield died at 3 a.m. Feb. 19, 2019, at Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Center in Cuba.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 2/27/2019


Michael Yazvec Michael Yazvec  

VeteranMichael Yazvec

Michael Yazvec, 90, of Ipava died at 8:20 a.m. March 5, 2019, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/13/2019


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

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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.