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Maurice Eugene Taylor

Gerald W. "Jerry" Merritt

Frances P. Parsano Young

Alva T. "Alvie" Powell

 

 




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Maurice
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Maurice Eugene Taylor, 92, of Rushville, IL passed away at 7:21 a.m. Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born on February 19, 1922 in Schuyler Co., IL, the son of the late Paul E. & Eva Pearl Grafton Taylor.  He married Margaret L. McCormick on April 7, 1946 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with, (2) daughters; Kathryn Tredway & Bill of Tolono, IL, Paula Myers of Rushville, IL, (4) grandchildren; Tad Myers, Tina Whitling & Dan, Stephanie Moulton & Jeff, Bart Tredway & Christina, (7) great grandchildren; Christina Myers, Christopher Myers, Madelyn Whitling, Evan Whitling, Liam Moulton, Elizabeth Tredway, Alexander Tredway, (1) sister; Lois Pryor of Lockport, IL, (1) brother; Paul R. Taylor & Sandra of Port Ritchey, FL.  He was preceded in death by his twin sister; Marjorie Danner. Maurice graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1941.  After graduation he worked for Kroger Grocery Company until he was called to serve his country.  He was a Veteran of W. W. II where he served in England, France, Germany & Luxemburg.  After his return to Rushville, he worked for Kroger’s for 5 years, Bartlow Brothers, as a salesman, for 22 years, and as a rural mail carrier for 11 years until he retired in November 1985.   He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as an Elder, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, retired rural carrier association & served a term as chairman of the Schuy-Rush Park Board.  Maurice enjoyed traveling, golf, hunting & fishing.  He was also a skilled woodworker. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Rushville First Presbyterian Church with Mr. David Haney officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Rushville City Cemetery at a later date.  There will be no visitation held.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or Rushville First Presbyterian Church.

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"Jerry"
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Gerald W. “Jerry” Merritt, 77, of Rushville, IL passed away at 10:02 a.m., Friday, November 14, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  He was born on September 12, 1937 at his grandmother’s house in Camden, IL.  He was a son of Perry L. & Dorothy M. Mercer Merritt.  He married Mary Sue Strong Zeeck on April 19, 1991 at the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  She survives along with (10) children; Teresa Kyle & Ron of Jacksonville, IL, Michael Merritt & Becky of Jacksonville, IL, Brad Merritt & Jenny of Atoka, TN, John Merritt & Fenisha of Collierville, TN, David Merritt & Kelly of Davenport, IA, Jenny Hester & Jeremie of Sneads Ferry, NC, Steve Merritt & Jessica of Davenport, IA, Mike Zeeck & Tami of Rushville, IL, Jeff Zeeck & Terri of Rushville, IL, Tim Zeeck & April of Rushville, IL, (30) grandchildren, (14) great grandchildren, (1) brother Bill Merritt  of Kewanee, IL, (1) sister; Janean Johnson & Larry of Cambridge, IL, (1) brother-in-law; Ken Kiser of West Point, IL, (2) sister-in-laws; Christie Cox, & Jeanie Lane & Dennis all of Rushville, IL numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (1) sister; Karen Kiser & his parents.  Gerald graduated from Brown Co. High School in 1955 where he was active in sports & long distance running.  He was a machinist at Caterpillar in Peoria, IL.  Later he moved to Kewanee and entered into business with his father & brother, Bill.  He then started his career as a successful salesman which lasted until his retirement.  Gerald’s favorite hobby after retirement was woodworking.  He also spent many hours keeping his property perfectly manicured.  His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 2014 at the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society in honor of their daughter-in-law, Jenny Merritt, who is fighting breast cancer

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Frances Pauline Parsano Young, 80, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 11:55 p.m. Monday, November 10, 2014, at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.  She was born June 13, 1934 in Rushville.  She was the daughter of the late Harley and Ada Esther Chockley Parsano.  She married Charles Edward Young June 21, 1957 at the First Methodist Church in Rushville.  He survives along with four children, Karen Kirkham & husband George of Rushville, IL,  Kristine Ogden of Lewistown, IL, James Young & wife Patsy of Phoenix, AZ, Jon Young & wife Alesia of Madison, VA; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a sister, Genny Emery of Moline, IL; a brother, Ted Parsano of Rushville, IL.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Esther Young; a son, Jeffrey Young; a sister, Ida Mae Anderson; two brothers, Harley Parsano, Jr., and George Oscar Parsano.  Frances was a member of the Rushville First Southern Baptist Church.  After graduating from Rushville High School she went to work at Mickleberry’s Packing Co. in Rushville until her first child was born.  She was a stay at home mother and housewife until 1975 when she started cleaning houses and doing domestic work for various people in Rushville.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Hall officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.   Memorials may be given to the D.A.R.E. Program or the First Southern Baptist Church.

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"Alvie"
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Alva T. “Alvie” Powell, 44, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 5:37 p.m. Monday, November 3, 2014 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born March 26, 1970 in Rushville a son of the late Leroy & Violet Jean Pilger Powell.  He married Kathy Ransom on April 6, 1990 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with (1) son; Justin Lee Powell at home, (2) brothers; Andy Powell of Champaign, IL, Leroy “Newt” Powell, Jr. of Astoria, IL, (4) sisters; Lily Powell of Browning, IL, Brenda Powell of Browning, IL, Tammy McCoy of  Ipava, IL,  Mary Baker of Astoria, IL.  He was preceded in death by (1) sister; Rosetta Powell.  He graduated from Astoria High School with the class of 1988.  He worked at Rushville Hardees, NTN Bower in Macomb, IL and at Cargill Meat Solutions in Beardstown, IL.  Alvie was a life-long Cub fan, who loved gardening, cooking and good times.  He was a kind soul who will be sorely missed by his loving family, friends and co-workers.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 8, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Greg Fish officiating.  Interment will follow in Bader Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Hope Blooms.

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