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Ansel R. Bartlett
Shirley J. Morgan
IN MEMORY OF
Frank Utter, 90, of Browning, IL passed away at 9:55 p.m.
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in
Rushville, IL. He was
born on November 7, 1923 in Frederick Twp., Schuyler Co., IL, a
son of the late George William & Stella Orr Utter.
He married Ruth Higgins on March 1, 1947 at the Rushville
First United Methodist Church Parsonage.
She preceded him in death on November 4, 2002.
He is survived by (2) sons; Larry Utter & wife Cindy of
Jacksonville, IL, Danny Utter & wife Jolyn of Rushville, IL, (6)
grandchildren; Scott Utter & wife Erin, Graham Utter & wife
Ellie, Brad Utter, Adam Utter, Lucas Utter, Lyndsey Utter, (4)
great grandchildren; Effy Utter, Airiana Utter, twins, Ruth &
Charlie Utter. He was
preceded in death by (2) sisters; Margaret, who died in infancy,
Beulah Ogden, (2) brothers; Arthur Utter, Harlan Utter.
He was a life-long farmer.
He was a member of the Frederick Christian Church
“Disciples of Christ”, the Schuyler Farm Bureau & the Schuyler
Co. Pork Producers. He
received the FFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1971.
He was a Bainbridge Twp. Trustee for many years & later
the Browning Twp. Clerk.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 1,
2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Haberman
will follow in Messerer Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Rushville/Industry FFA Scholarship
IN MEMORY OF
Ansel Ross Bartlett, 91, of Rushville, IL passed
away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Snyder’s Vaughn
Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.
He was born on December 22, 1922 in Buena Vista Twp.,
Schuyler County, IL. He
was the son of the late Ernest C. & Mary Ross Bartlett.
He married Barbara Jeanne Barnes on May 14, 1949 in
Hillsboro, IL. She
survives along with; (4) sons; Ronald Bartlett & wife Marsha of
Rushville, IL, Randall Bartlett of Angleton, TX,
Roderick Bartlett of Rushville, IL, Robert Bartlett &
wife Crystal of Rushville,
(7) grandchildren; Amanda Stoll, Ross Bartlett, Matthew
Bartlett, Grace Bartlett, Austi Emerick, Bronson Bartlett,
Jagger Bartlett, (2) great grandchildren; Madeline Stoll,
Makenzie Stoll, (2)
sisters; his twin, Anne Ross Bauer of Harvey, LA, Beatrice Hall
of Rushville, IL. He was
preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bartlett, the
loving wife of his son Rick.
He attended the Hale Ridge School and graduated from
Rushville High School with the class of 1940.
He was a life-long Schuyler County farmer.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church,
Rushville Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M., Lusk Chapter Royal Arch Masons,
Rushville Commandery #56 Knights Templers, 22 Club of Schuyler
County and coached Little League for over 20 years.
He sang in the Church Choir, the Schuyler Singers and at
many special events. He
was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Schuyler
State Bank. He served as
a Democratic Precinct Committeeman for many years.
In 1980 he was elected Rushville Township Supervisor.
His hobbies included ice skating, hunting, fishing,
sports & music. He was very proud of his family cabin which was
the former Hale Ridge School House.
He enjoyed spending time there with his family. He will
be sadly missed by his family & many friends. Funeral services
will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Rushville First
United Methodist Church with Rev. Grant Armstrong & Mr. David
Interment will follow in Hughes Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
at Worthington Funeral Home with Masonic services to be held at
the conclusion of the visitation.
Memorials may be given to Hughes Cemetery or Ebenezer
United Methodist Church.
IN MEMORY OF
Shirley Joan Morgan, 93, of RR. 1, Rushville, IL, passed away at
2:15 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Wesley Village in Macomb, IL.
She was born on May 6, 1921 in Rushville, IL a daughter
of the late Howard Ansel & Francis Susan Lawler Justus.
She first married Ed Morgan and later married Richard
Fulks. He preceded her
in death on February 9, 1993.
She is survived by (2) sons; William Justus & wife Nancy
of Columbia, MO, Joe Morgan & companion Danelle Kirkpatrick of
Rushville, IL. (3)
grandchildren; Bryan J.
Morgan, Michael Justus, Stephen Justus.
She worked at Dennis Chicken Products in Augusta, IL,
Astoria Fiber Steel in Astoria, IL, Fleetwood Manufacturing in
Macomb, IL, the IL Secretary of State’s office in Springfield,
IL and The Collection Agency in Rushville, IL.
She was as a bus driver for Schuyler Community School
District #1 for over 30 years before retiring in 2000. She was a
member of the Littleton United Methodist Church.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday,
July 17, 2014 at Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville with Rev.
Rob Kirkham officiating.
Interment will follow.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Humane Society or
the Alzheimer’s Association.