Wednesday, January 16, 2019 • Vol. 141, 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.*


Patricia Ames Patricia Ames  

Patricia Ames

Patricia A. Ames, 85, of Table Grove died at 10:45 p.m. Dec. 14, 2018, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/19/2018


Dick Aten Dick Aten  

VeteranRichard “Dick” Aten

Richard “Dick” E. Aten, 88, of Highland died Dec. 18, 2018, in Madison, Wis., from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Cheryl Baker Cheryl Baker  

Cheryl Baker

Cheryl Jane Baker, 63, of Frederick died at 8:02 p.m. Jan. 5, 2019, at Rushville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Beverly Berry Beverly Berry  

Beverly Berry

Beverly Joan Berry, 84, of Jacksonville, formerly of Rushville, died at 7:50 a.m. Dec. 14, 2018, at the Cedarhurst Assisted Living facility in Jacksonville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/19/2018


Helen Blue Helen Blue  

Helen Blue

Helen E. Blue, 90, of Havana, formerly of Astoria, died at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 24, 2018, at Hallmark House in Pekin.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/2/2019


Mildred Bollinger Mildred Bollinger  

Mildred Bollinger

Mildred J. Bollinger, 92, of Maquon, formerly of Astoria, Peoria and Canton, died at 4:50 a.m. Jan. 12, 2019, at Sunset Manor in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019


   

VeteranHoward Cox

Howard D. Cox, 88, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died at 2:31 p.m. Jan. 10, 2019, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019


Kent Drawve Kent Drawve  

Kent Drawve

Kent Myers Drawve, 65, of Rushville died at 12:20 p.m. Dec. 15, 2018, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/19/2018


   

Gilbert Hickle

Gilbert L. Hickle, 91, of Astoria died at 2:05 p.m. Dec. 21, 2018, at his home.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/2/2019


Shirley "Sammy" Jackson Shirley "Sammy" Jackson  

Shirley “Sammy” Graves Jackson

Shirley Marie “Sammy” Graves Jackson, 78, of Lewistown died at 9:40 a.m. Jan. 5, 2019, at Graham Hospital in Canton.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Sheldon Jones Sheldon Jones  

Sheldon Jones

Sheldon M. Jones, 68, of rural Huntsville died at 3:28 p.m. Jan. 4, 2019, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Luan Kendrick Luan Kendrick  

Luan Kendrick

Luan Kendrick, 79, of rural Table Grove died at 6:15 a.m. Dec. 29, 2018, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Gail McLeran Gail McLeran  

Gail McLeran

Gail E. McLeran, 82, of Macomb, formerly of Bushnell, died at 9:04 a.m. Jan. 8, 2019, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019


Paul Morris Paul Morris  

Paul Morris

Paul Leo Morris, 90, of Rushville died at 1:34 p.m. Dec. 24, 2018, at Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/2/2019


Jeff Pellinghelli Jeff Pellinghelli  

Jeff Pellinghelli

Jeff Pellinghelli, 54, of Frederick died at 10:45 p.m. Dec. 19, 2018, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 12/26/2018


Harold "Bub" Stephens Harold "Bub" Stephens  

VeteranHarold “Bub” Stephens

Harold Eugene “Bub” Stephens, 92, of Rushville died at 5 p.m. Dec. 29, 2018, at the Wesley Village Retirement Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Lee Etta Tippey Lee Etta Tippey  

Lee Etta Tippey

Lee Etta D. Tippey, 81, of Abilene, Texas, formerly of Summum, died at 8:45 p.m. Jan. 6, 2019, at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019


   

Shirley Weld

Shirley R. Weld, 90, of Macomb, formerly of Vermont, died Jan. 12, 2019, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019 (pending)


Don Wise Don Wise  

Don Wise

Don Wise, 83, of Rushville died at 3:05 p.m. Jan. 1, 2019, at his residence.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/9/2019


Dessie Zingher Dessie Zingher  

Dessie Zingher

Dessie Jane Zingher, 91, of Mount Sterling, formerly of Rushville, died at 1:19 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/16/2019


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.