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Maurice Eugene Taylor
IN MEMORY OF
Vancil, 102, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 7:40 a.m. Monday,
December 15, 2014 at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.
She was born October 14, 1912 in Brooklyn Twp., Schuyler
Co., IL. She was
the daughter of the late James Arthur and Lizzie Hillyer
married Leo W. Vancil December 4, 1931 in Lewistown, IL. and
they were married for 551/2 years.
He passed away July 25, 1987.
Surviving are three granddaughters,
Vancil of Hillsboro, AL, Carol & Ernie Tipton of Huntsville, AL,
Leslie Vancil of Nashville, TN; four great grandchildren, James
McFerrin, Meaghan McFerrin, Keenan Tipton, Brennan Tipton, many
cousins & friends.
She was preceded in death by her son; James L. Vancil, (2) great
grandsons; Justin Tipton & Cameron Tipton.
Adra graduated from Bowen High School where she was
active in public speaking and library work.
She and her husband farmed in Brown Co. for many years.
In 1959 they moved to Springfield, IL and she worked as
an accountant for the State of IL, retiring in 1978.
She & Leo moved to Rushville in 1976 where she did
volunteer work where needed.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta, IL
with Rev. Greg Fish officiating.
Interment will follow.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon
Wednesday at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.
Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.
IN MEMORY OF
Birdie Billingsley, 94,
of R.R. #1, Huntsville, IL, passed away at 12:02 p.m. Sunday,
December 7, 2014 at the Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria,
IL. She was born on
May 20, 1920 in Ripley, IL.
She was a daughter of the late Ira & Bessie Logsdon
married James “Rude” Billingsley on May 20, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.
He preceded her in death on April 25, 2003.
She is survived by one daughter; Rosemary Hamm & husband
Ronald of Peoria, IL, one daughter-in-law; Linda Billingsley of
Huntsville, IL, seven
grandchildren; Ronald Hamm, Jr., Thomas Hamm & wife Jenny,
Heather Brussow & husband Paul, Terri Tobias & husband Jeff,
Jenny Billingsley, Greg Billingsley, Brian Billingsley & wife
Jenny, fourteen great grandchildren; Jena, Jered, Alyssa, Tara,
Thomas, Andrew & Ellie Hamm, Jesse & Kaden Brussow, Sarah &
Dexter Redenius, Clarence & Danni Billingsley.
She was preceded in death by one son; Clarence Ira “CI”
Billingsley, five brothers; Leslie, Harold, Maurice, William &
Birdie graduated from Rushville High School and taught school
during WWII. She
was an excellent farm wife, who loved her children, grand and
Birdie had a special talent for quilting and making
clothes for her grandchildren.
She will be missed by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday,
December 12, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Dixie
Interment will follow at the Huntsville Cemetery,
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of
services on Friday.
Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.
A meal will be served at the Camden United Methodist
Church following the committal service.
IN MEMORY OF
61, of Rushville, IL passed away at 3:47 p.m. Wednesday,
December 3, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on October 17, 1953 a son of John R. & Thelma
Ann Cox Carey. He
married Karen Lung Phillips on July 1, 2000 in Rushville, IL.
She survives along
with his father, mother-in-law; Nancy Lung of Mt. Sterling, IL,
(2) daughters; Joni Wagner & Eric of Mt. Sterling, IL, Jaris
Buehler & Benjamin of Navarre, FL, (1) son-in-law; Josh Koch of
Rushville, IL, (3) step-sons; Joseph Phillips & Cathy of
Rushville, IL, Shaun Phillips & Kayla of Mt. Sterling, IL, Adam
Phillips & Toni of Mason City, IL,( 9) grandchildren; Drew
Peacock, Trenton Buehler, Dylan Koch, Samantha Koch, Gerry Koch,
Andrew Phillips, Katelyn Phillips, Blake Phillips, Aubrey
Phillips, (2) brothers;
Lynn Carey & Sue of Rushville, IL, Mike Carey & Nita of
Rushville, IL, (2) sisters; Kathy Eckroy & Bill of Rushville,
IL, Debbie Fuqua & Steve of Rushville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his mother, daughter; Mindy
Koch, father-in-law; Roy Lung.
Randy was a musician, carpenter, farmer, truck driver &
logger during his working career.
He enjoyed riding his Harley, collecting knives & guns
and playing his guitar. Randy was a loving husband, father &
grandfather. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday,
December 7, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Larry
Interment will follow in Palm Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Saturday
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to his grandchildren’s education
IN MEMORY OF
“Bruiser” Knous, 85, of Rushville, IL passed away at 8:29 a.m.
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on January 8, 1929 in Bainbridge Twp.,
Schuyler Co., IL a son of the late John Henry & Lula Lashbrook
Knous. He first
married Anna Mae Boyd on October 25, 1956 in Rushville, IL. She
preceded him in death on May 28. 1983.
He later married Mary Frances Shoopman Thompson on March
28, 1992. She
preceded him in death on October 29, 2012.
He is survived by (3) sons; Douglas Knous & wife Jill of
Lawrenceville, GA, Scott Thompson & wife Ruth of Ames, IA, Mark
Thompson & wife Lori of Augusta, IL, (2) daughters; Candy Ackman
& husband Jon of Rushville, IL, Jan Thompson of O’Fallon, IL,
(8) grandchildren; Jason, Jeff & Joe Ackman, Shelby, Alex &
Abbie Thompson, Hedy Funke, Ashleigh Burgess, (9)
great grandchildren, (1) great-great grandchild, (1)
sister; Ethel Davis.
He was preceded in death by (4) brothers; Richard, Homer, Lloyd,
Charles Knous, (4) sisters; Hildreth, Carrie Helen, Pauline.
Bruiser graduated from Rushville High School and served
in the U.S. Navy during WW II.
After returning home he worked for Mickleberrys in
Rushville and Oscar Meyer in Beardstown.
He started a restaurant, Kozy Korner in 1963, and
operated it for more than 25 years. It was during this era that
he became legendary.
He later cemented that legend by starting Bruiser’s Concession
Wagon which he operated at many local fairs & events.
He was famous for his delicious homemade pizza, cinnamon
rolls & world renowned onion rings.
He was simultaneously employed by the State of IL for ten
years until retiring in 2000.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at St. Rose Catholic Church with
Father Anthony N. Bernas officiating.
Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery with
Military Honors by a U.S. Navy Funeral Honors detail and
Schuyler American Legion Post #4.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday
with Rosary services to follow at the Worthington Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given
to St. Rose Catholic Church or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
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.