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Robert R. Clugsten
Rameau Eugene Clayton
Roberta K. DeWitt
In Memory Of
Shawgo, 96, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed
away at 12:53 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at her
residence. She was
born on December 12, 1919 in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.
She was a daughter of the late Henry A. & Hazel Phar
She married Glen Hale in 1936 at Rushville, IL. He is deceased.
She later married Aubrey Dean Shawgo at Hernando, MS on
July 4, 1959. He
preceded her in death on January 28, 2000.
She is survived by (3) daughters; Bonnie Jansen of
Quincy, Il, Sandra Dragoo & husband William of Petersburg, IL,
Karen Hale of Springfield, IL, (1) son; George Hale of Riverton,
IL, (9) grandchildren, (13) great grandchildren, (4) great-great
grandchildren, (2) sisters; Margurite Greenstreet of Monmouth,
IL, Ruby Sipes of
Macomb, IL, (1) step-brother; Ben Lenover of Monmouth, IL
numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.
She was preceded in death (1) daughter; Linda Smothers,
(2) sons; Rodney & Jerry Hale, (2) sisters; Erma Newenham, Rose
Ellen Monaco, (3) brothers; Junior, Gene & Donald Lenover.
Anita attended Schuyler Co. Schools.
She worked at Culbertson Hospital in Rushville for many
years. She retired
from the State of IL (Drivers License Division.)
She and her late husband, Aubrey, owned & operated the
Sunset Motel east of Springfield, which they later converted to
retiring they moved into Springfield.
She was a member of the Springfield West Side Christian
Church and a past member of the U & I Sunday School Class.
She was an active league bowler for years until her
health started to decline.
She loved quilting, crafts and traveling.
She cherished her family, loved having company and
telling stories. Funeral
services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington
Funeral Home in Rushville, IL with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating.
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of
services on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Springfield West Side Christian
Church or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.
In Memory Of
Clugsten, 87, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Monday,
November 14, 2016, at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
in Rushville. He was born on June 3, 1929 in Littleton, IL a son
of the late Robert Ray & Iris McMillen Clugsten.
He married Margie Travis at the Rushville Methodist
Church Parsonage on April 26, 1952.
She survives along with one niece and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine
Lockwood and one niece.
Bob served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War where
he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Battle
Star, a Combat Infantry Badge & a United Nations Service Medal.
He was in the furniture
business as an owner, operator & salesman from 1953 until
retiring in 1997.
He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4, Industry
Kiwanis Club. He
was active with the Industry Pinhook Celebration for many years.
He was an artist, painting & selling his artwork.
His favorite thing to paint was Native American items.
Bob was a loyal & faithful husband & a friend to
everyone. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday,
November 17, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David
Haney & Rev. Larry DeSha officiating.
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with
Military Honors by a U.S. Army Honors Detail & Schuyler American
Legion Post #4.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the
Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or
Schuyler Humane Society.
In Memory Of
“Gene” Clayton, 87, of Camden, IL passed away at 9:25 p.m.
Monday, November 7, 2016 at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior
Center in Mt. Sterling, IL.
Gene was born on January 26, 1929 at home in Camden
Township, Schuyler Co., IL. He
was a son of the late Arnold Allen & Ruby Mae Gabbert Clayton.
He married Rita Marie Kassing on January 15, 1951 at St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, IL.
She preceded him in death on August 26, 2013.
He is survived by (5) children; Carolyn Chaney & Jim of
Mt. Sterling, IL, Barb Tolle & companion Rick Powell of Camden,
IL, Jerry Clayton & Becky of Ann Arbor, MI, Paul Clayton of
Beardstown, IL, Dewaine Clayton & Lori of Holmen, WI, (15)
grandchildren; Tiffany Cascia & Glen, Thad Chaney & Heidi,
Thomas Chaney & Chelsie, Erin Sinnett & Myron, Ellen Chaney,
Matthew Chaney, Zachary Clayton & Tara, Nicholas Clayton, Ramon
Escapa & Michelle, Luis Escapa,
Kyle Clayton & Hayley, Jacob Clayton & Ashley, Valery
Clayton, Morgan Clayton & Taylor Clayton, (19) great
grandchildren; Taylor, Riley, Mitchell and Tess Cascia, Aidan,
Cooper and Sydney Chaney, Rylie Clayton, Isaac, Isaiah, Isabell,
Ian Escapa, Ethan and Eli
Escapa, Lincoln Clayton, Leah Clayton,
Sinnett and Abel Chaney. (1) sister,
Beatrice Artis of Camden, IL, several nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Griffin
Chaney, a sister, Virginia Clayton, a brother-in-law Ted Artis,
and a son-in-law, Ed Tolle. Gene graduated from Rushville High
School in 1946.
After graduation he worked on the family farm in Camden until he
was drafted into the U. S. Army on January 15, 1951.
He served in the Korean War and was discharged in January
19, 1953. He
returned home after his discharge and made his home in Camden
with his wife Rita and his daughter.
Gene farmed for several years and was a member of Union
Local 649 Operating Engineers out of Peoria IL.
For several years Rita & Gene owned and operated the
Camden Café. Gene
was a member of the Rushville St. Rose Catholic Church.
He was actively involved with the democrat party and
served as Camden Twp Trustee & precinct committeeman for many
years. He was well
known in the community as someone willing to help anyone and
someone who always had time to “visit” and debate anything
The greatest joy of Gene’s life were his grandchildren
and great grandchildren.
He loved spending time with them and he and Rita traveled
to visit them often.
Gene never missed any of their sporting events as long as
he was able to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held
at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Rose Catholic
Church in Rushville, IL with Father Anthony Bernas officiating.
Interment will follow in Gray Cemetery near Camden, IL
with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a
U.S. Army Honors Detail.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday
at Worthington Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Rose
Altar and Rosary Society in Rushville or the Great River Honor
Flight, which was one of his greatest experiences.
DeWitt, 98, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday,
November 5, 2016 at the Scott Co. Nursing Center in Winchester,
IL. She was born
October 27, 1918 in Rushville Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.
She was the daughter of the late John and Nettie
She married Paul E. DeWitt June 7,
1943 in Palmyra, MO.
He passed away September 14, 2004.
Surviving is her daughter, Frannie Shelton-Tice of Foley,
AL; her granddaughter, Molly Traw of Winchester, IL; her three
great-grandchildren, Madelyn Albers, John Albers and Lillian
Blakey; her nephew John R. Sapp and wife Linda.
She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steven Tice
and her sister, Amy Sapp.
Roberta received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in
Education from Western Illinois University in Macomb.
She was lifelong Schuyler Co. school teacher until
retiring. She was a
member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church; Delta
Kappa Gama Educators Society; Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers
Association; and the Schuyler Senior Center.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday,
November 10, 2016 at the Rushville City Cemetery.
Interment will follow.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be given to the Scott County Nursing
Center, 650 N. Main, Winchester, IL 62694.
The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of