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Rosina Baer Greenlee
Dorothy A. Geer Taylor
IN MEMORY OF
Greenlee 84, of Rushville, IL passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday,
January 26, 2015 at St. Vincent Home in Quincy, IL after a long
and hard fight with her health. She was of true pioneer stock
being born on May 27th, 1930 in Ipswich, South
was the daughter, and 13th child, of 14 children born
to the late Leo & Theresa Schmidt Baer.
She married Darrell Eugene Greenlee on December 28th,
1948 in Ipswich, South Dakota.
Darrell passed away on January 6th, 1986 in
Rosina’s family was the most important thing to her.
She is survived by her daughters; Teresa Toland & Randy
of Rushville, IL, Rose Ann Liesen & James of Quincy, IL, Karen
McCombs & James of Rushville, IL, Darlene Royalty & Randy of
Ursa, IL, Connie Vermeire & Joe of Quincy, IL, son –in-law; Tony
Busen of Mt. Sterling, IL, her grandchildren; Barb Rowland &
Dave, Cathy Green & Darin, Angie Neese, Anne Gibleon & Clint,
Darrell Liesen & Tina, Jane Cleaves & Joe, Emily Frank & Dan,
Bonnie Busen, Katie Furkin & Jeff, Kelsey Busen, Rachel
Bartoluzzi & AJ, Rebekah Wright & Steve, Brittany Vermeire,
Janell Vermeire, her great grandchildren; Cole and Caleb Gilham,
Nick Rowland & Camille, Josh Green & Bronagh, Daniel and Ryder
Neese, Brock, Brenten, Chase and Hunter Gibleon, Jordyn b, Palin
Cleaves, Mary, Marcy and Mandy Frank, Dylon, Parker, Eden and
Mabrie Furkin, her great-great grandchildren; Raveigha Rowland,
Kieran and Emelia Green, a brother; Leo “Jeep” Baer & Shirley,
two sisters-in-law; Ruth Baer and Gladys Baer, brother-in-law;
Otis Bartholomew and many nieces and nephews.
Rosina was preceded in death by her daughters; Linda
Busen and Mary Ann Greenlee, granddaughters; Amber, Sandy and
Sarah Royalty, brothers; Stan, Pete, Andrew “Sub” Baer, one
infant brother, sisters; Ann Benfit & Joe, Josephine Cihak &
Leo, Catherine Semmler & Ruben, Mary Uttenhove & Art, Veronica
Gisi & Albert, Elizabeth Baer and two infant sisters.
Darrell & Rosina came to Rushville in 1963 to build the
Rushville Farmer’s Grain & Livestock Co.’s grain elevators.
Loving the community they decided to stay in Rushville
where they could raise their daughters.
They wanted to raise a good family with a name they could
be proud of. So
they stayed and established Greenlee Construction Company.
Honest people who did business on a hand shake.
Rosina was a loving wife
and mother. She was
very active in her church.
She served as a trustee and secretary treasure of St Rose
Rosina was the director of summer bible school, the CCD
coordinator and was president of the Altar and Rosary Society.
Rosina was very involved with the American Legion
Auxiliary where she served on many committees and was past
served as an election judge for many years.
Rosina also loved visiting and caring for many elderly in
the community. She
will always be remembered as an inspirational beacon of God’s
love. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m.
Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. Rose Catholic Church in
Rushville, IL with Father Anthony Bernas officiating.
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on
Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home with a prayer service held
at the conclusion.
Memorials may be given to Batten’s Disease (BDSRA.org), St. Rose
Catholic Church or Blessing Hospital Hospice of Quincy.
IN MEMORY OF
Hoffmann, 90, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:02 p.m.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.
She was born May 2, 1924 at home in Bartonville, IL.
She was the daughter of the late Loren and Dollie Moss
Frazee. She married
Robert W. Hoffmann September 19, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.
He passed away September 19, 1987.
She is survived by a son, Mike Hoffmann of Dunfermline,
IL; a daughter, Sandra Jo Knight of Peoria, IL; three
grandchildren, Lori Jo Knight, Tim Knight, Robby Knight; four
great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Frazee of East Peoria, IL.
She was preceded in death by (3) brothers and (2)
services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at
St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville, IL with Pastor
Michael Jones officiating.
Interment will follow.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
IN MEMORY OF
“Oley” Stolp, 78, of Brooklyn, IL, passed away at 6:10 p.m.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
He was born on Monday, April 13, 1936 in Birmingham, IL
a son of the late Lewis M. & Mable L. Hitz Stolp.
He married Joan Clark on December 2, 1955 in Hernando,
MS. She survives along
with (4) children; Tony Stolp of Brooklyn, IL, Jim Stolp of
Rushville, IL, Linda Herche of Rushville, IL, Jackie Goddard &
husband John of Rushville, IL,
(13) grandchildren, (11) great grandchildren, (3)
sisters; Rachel Jamison & husband Clyde of Camden, IL, Lucile
Weaver of Macomb, IL, Mary Mallard of Dallas City, IL.
He was preceded in death by a son; Randy Lee “Fuzz”
Stolp, a son-in-law; Robert Herche. Luther worked for the
carpenter’s local 1883 until the merge to Peoria in 1975.
He worked on many local construction projects such as
Wesley Village, McDonough District Hospital and Western IL
University. He then
farmed until his retirement in 2009.
He enjoyed his livestock, his woodworking and spending
time with his grandkids.
In his younger years he drove stock cars and was an avid coon
hunter. Funeral services
will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at
Worthington Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in Blackburn Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association.
IN MEMORY OF
Lerch 69, of Rushville, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Saturday,
January 17, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on March 10, 1945 in Oakland Twp, Schuyler
Co., IL not far from Ray, IL.
He was a son of the late Marion “Mike” & Margaret Ruth
Bradbury Lerch. He
married Mary Grenlund on March 12, 1966 in Rushville, IL.
She survives along with (4) daughters; Kathy Calder of
Houston, TX, Juanina Lerch of Coweta, OK, Jennifer Lerch Winder
& John of Ipava,
IL, Andrea Lerch Mellor & Corey Ingles of Rushville, IL, (1)
son; Donald Hull & Debbie Wenger of Rushville, IL, (10)
grandchildren; Ian Mellor, Nicholas Mellor, Audrey Winder,
Melody Winder, Darren Lerch, Jack “Bobby” Peterman, Allen
Peterman, Jerry Don, Natasha Hull, Michael Hull, several great
grandchildren, (1) sister; Joan Stull & Steve of Raritan, IL,
(3) brothers; Marion “Bert” Lerch & Karen of
Beardstown, IL, William
Carl Lerch & Donna of Cuba, IL, Don Lerch of Rushville, IL,
numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Mary Margaret
Lerch, Betty Bowman Shepherd, (3) brothers; Walter Livingston,
Larry Joe Lerch, Robert Livingston.
Jack was an U.S. Army Veteran serving in Viet Nam.
He was employed at Oscar Meyer, Cassidy Roofing,
self-employed wood cutter, Cargill and presently at Wal-Mart.
He was a member of the Rushville Saddle Club from 1985 to
1988. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday,
January 21, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with
Military Rites by the US Army Honors Detail and Schuyler
American Legion Post #.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at
the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to his family.
IN MEMORY OF
Geer Taylor, 93, of Rushville, IL passed away at 12:18 a.m.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
She was born on May 7,
1921 in Schuyler County, IL to the late Vail & Clara Ritchey
Ward. She married
Ansel G. Geer who passed away August 11, 1980. Dorothy later
married Paul Taylor on March 24, 1981 in Rushville.
He preceded her in death on April 21, 1998. She is survived
by (1) daughter Georgia Morrell Grate & husband David of
Rushville, IL; (1) granddaughter Roxanna Anne Morrell; (1) great
granddaughter Rebecca Clara French; (2) great-great
granddaughters Alexis Jade French & Aaliyah French.
She was preceded by (2) brothers, William and Major Ward;
(1) sister, Roberta McClelland.
Dorothy worked at J.C. Penny’s in Rushville & was a
nurse’s aide at Culbertson Memorial Hospital for many years
until retiring in 1983. Graveside services will be held at 11:00
a.m. Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Rushville City Cemetery with
Rev. John Sowers officiating.
Interment will follow. There
will be no visitation.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Schuyler
County Humane Society.