Rollin Acheson

Rollin Gene Acheson, 81, of rural Rushville died at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 23, 2011, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Facility in Rushville.

He was born Jan. 29, 1930, in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler County, a son of Wilbur and Mary Robeson Acheson. He married Wanda Walker on March 4, 1951, in Rushville. She preceded him in death on Oct. 28, 2006.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Janice Marlene Wiley (surviving husband Rich of New Berlin); one brother, Donald Acheson; and one grandson, Michael Wiley.

Surviving are two sons, Larry (and June) Acheson of Plano, Texas, and Alan (and Holly) Acheson of rural Rushville; one daughter, Linda (and Terry) Cockerill of Jacksonville; one brother, Raymond (and Deborah) Acheson of Aurora, Colo.; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Rushville High School in 1948.

After graduating from high school, he enjoyed a career in farming until retirement in 2006. He and his wife farmed all of their married life in rural Rushville with the exception of the years 1958-61 spent on a dairy farm near Rockford.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Rushville and the Boosters Sunday school class; Schuyler County Farm Bureau, having served on the Board of Directors; Blue Cross/Blue Shield HIA Board; a past director of Rushville Farmer's Elevator Company and Schuyler Brown FS; and served on county committee of Schuyler County USDA Farm Service Agency.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Rushville.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 9/28/2011

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