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Maurice Eugene Taylor
W. "Jerry" Merritt
P. Parsano Young
T. "Alvie" Powell
IN MEMORY OF
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
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.
IN MEMORY OF
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
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 &
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
He was a machinist at
Caterpillar in Peoria, IL.
he moved to Kewanee and entered into business with his father &
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
IN MEMORY OF
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
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
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
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.
IN MEMORY OF
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
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
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.