Obituaries 

 

Obituaries are listed on our site as part of our services with the consent of the families. 

Listings

Barbara Fish

Daryle Jockisch

Marilyn Rining McCoy

Marjorie Dean Browning

Gene H. Price

Mary B. Bauer

Mary Briggs Simpson

Shirley Jane Runkle

Donald Wayne Lerch

Donald R. Applegate

Dexter Lee Rittenhouse

 

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Barbara
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Barbara Elnora Fish, 51, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:48 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 in St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  She was born July 21, 1963 at Bartholomew County Hospital, Columbus, IN.  She was the daughter of Charles Edward and Mabel Ann Houpey Baker.  She married Gregory S. Fish December 29, 1989 at East Columbus United Methodist Church in Columbus, IN.  He survives along with her daughter Jackie White & husband Peter of Tulsa, OK; two grandchildren, Coen and Nora White; her mother, Mabel Baker of Columbus, IN; two brothers, Donald Baker & wife Sue of Columbus, IN, Lonnie Baker of North Vernon, IN; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her father; a brother, Charles Baker, Jr.; and her grandparents.   She graduated from Columbus East High School in 1981 & from IUPUI School of Nursing in 1990.  She was a registered nurse.  She had worked at Four Seasons Nursing Home, Columbus Regional Hospital both in Columbus, IN, Miller’s Merry Manor, Hope, IN, and Area 11 Agency on Aging in Columbus and Seymour, IN.  She was a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.  She loved crafting.  She was also prolific at making afghans and quilts for babies and new mothers.  Barbara was exceedingly generous and was known for her big smile despite her physical hardships. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Ben Tolly, Rev. Greg Fish, Rev. Steve Neville, and Rev. Peter White officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday at the church.    Additional funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Columbus Free Methodist Church in Columbus, IN with Rev. Greg Fish, Rev. Peter White and Rev. Chet Martin officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to the time of services on Thursday. Interment will be in the Westport Cemetery in Westport, IN.  Memorials may be given to the Rushville Free Methodist Church.  P

 Back to Top

 

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Daryle
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Daryle Jockisch, 65, of Vermont, IL passed away at 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on February 1, 1950 in Meredosia, IL a son of the late Clifford & Rosemary Turner Jockisch.  He married Sandra Belville on April 27, 1967 in Palmyra, MO.  She survives along with (2) sons; Dewayne Jockisch & Angie of Vermont, IL. Robert Wayne Jockisch of Ipava, IL, (2) daughters; Sandra Dee “Dede” Jockisch of Lincoln, IL, Carolyn “Diane” Sargent of Rushville, IL, (8) grandchildren, (7) great grandchildren, (2) brothers;  William “Bill” Jockisch & Kay of Abingdon, IL, Clyde Jockisch & Mary of Rushville, IL.  He was preceded in death by (1) brother; Robert “Bob” Jockisch, (1) sister; Vivian Akin.  Daryle drove a truck on long & short hauls all of his life, retiring on February 1st.  He was a very active member of the National Rifle Association.  He enjoyed woodworking, antiquing and antique tractors.  Some may remember Daryle from when he was manager at Beardstown Farm & Home Supply.  Cremation will be accorded.  No services are scheduled at this time.  A trust is being established at Vermont State Bank to support equally, N. R. A. and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Worthington Funeral is in charge of arrangements.

 Back to Top

 

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Marilyn
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Marilyn Rining McCoy, 58, of Browning, IL passed away at 8:46 p.m., Monday, February 23, 2015 at her residence.  She was born on March 19, 1956 in Beardstown, IL a daughter of Donald & Audrey Workman Rining.  She married Terry McCoy on May 25, 1986 in Bluff Springs, IL.  He survives along with her mother, (1) brother; Rick Rining of Browning, IL, (8) children; Jeff Boyd & Fiance’ Beverly Schafer,  Jennifer Reller & husband Jason all of Browning, IL, Cheryl McCoy Collison of Springfield, IL, Shelly Wessel & husband  Brad of Chandlerville, IL, Kelly McCoy & friend Shawn of Beardstown, Kris McCoy wife Angela of Lincoln, NE, Leila McCoy of Sioux City, IA, Blake McCoy & wife Tiffany of Sioux City, IA,  (15) grandchildren; Mackenzie Curry, Jacob Reller, Jeffrey Boyd, Kayse Boyd, Travis McLain, Trevor McLain, Laci McLain, Claire McLain, Mason Wessel, Cass Wessel, Morgan Wessel, Kaden McCoy, Bryce Harris, Abby McCoy, Thatcher McCoy,  (5) great grandchildren; Beau Brough, Charlotte Wessel, Penelope Wessel, Jackson McLain, Hadleigh McLain.   She was preceded in death by her father & a sister; Janice Lea Mills.  Marilyn enjoyed working at the Rivers Edge for many years. She loved her horses, fishing, boating and was an avid bowler.  Marilyn always thought of everyone else before herself.  Her greatest joy was attending her children & grandchildren’s sporting events and spending time with her family.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Charla Meyers officiating.  Interment will follow in Messerer Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Rocket Boosters or Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

 Back to Top

 

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Marjorie
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Marjorie Dean Browning, 90, of Galva, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 12:45 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1000 Courtyard Estates in Galva.  She was born July 18, 1924 in Camden, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Orval W. and Hazel Green Hare.  She married Johnnie G. Dean November 17, 1944 in Rushville.  He passed away February 29, 1988.  She then married John J. Browning July 24, 1993 in Rushville.  He survives in Macomb, IL.  Also surviving are two daughters, Nita Bellini & husband Philip of Rock Falls, IL, Mary Stiers & husband Logan of Oneida, IL; a son, Kent Dean of Rushville, IL; seven grandchildren, Nick Bellini & wife Shannon of Springfield, IL, Mike Bellini & wife Katie of Dubuque, IA, Darren Bellini of Lakewood, CO, Jeff Stiers & wife Joanie of Williamsfield, IL, Jennifer Witts & husband Christopher of Elmhurst, IL, Adam Kerns and Johnnie Dean both of Colchester, IL; seven great-grandchildren.  Marjorie graduated from Rushville High School in 1942.  She had been a long-time member of the Ebenezer United Methodist Church and enjoyed being a member of Homemakers Extension and numerous bridge clubs.  She also was a volunteer for delivering Meals-On-Wheels.  Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Dixie Croxton officiating.  Interment will follow in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the time of services.  Memorials may be given to Ebenezer United Methodist Church or Culbertson Hospital Foundation.

 Back to Top

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Gene
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Gene Harvey Price, 79, of Rushville, IL, formerly of Beardstown and the Doddsville area, passed away at 3:56 a.m., Saturday, February 21, 2015 at his residence. He was born on Friday, December 13, 1935 in Beardstown, IL a son of the late, Harvey Clinton & Florence Gertrude Davis Price.  He married Shirley May Smith on February 7, 1959 in Rushville, IL.  She survives, along with (1) daughter; Diana Price Lauzon of Rushville, IL, (2) sons; Gordon Eugene Price & companion Ranae Moranville of Bader, IL, Kevin Joe Price & wife Nancy of Rushville, IL, (5) grandchildren; Abbie Price, Megan Lauzon, Gordon Price, Jr., Will Lauzon, Kinley Price.  He was preceded in death by (1) brother; Earl Price, (3) sisters; Gladys Elmore, Anne Warden, Ruth Shores.  Gene was an auctioneer and managed & performed with the Country Chordsman Band for many years.  He was a Federal Meat Inspector until retirement in 2000.  He was a member of the Rushville Lodge AF & AM for over 30 years.  He was also a member of the Illinois Air National Guard for ten years and the Rushville Lions Club.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military honors by a U.S. Air Force Honors Detail & Schuyler American Legion Post #4.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with a Masonic service to follow.  Memorials may be given to his grandchildren’s education fund.

 Back to Top

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Mary
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Mary B. Bauer, 85, of Rushville, IL, passed away Friday afternoon, February 20, 2015 at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home.  She was born on May 22, 1929 in Timewell, IL, a daughter of the late Fred & Julia Nolan Wagner.  She married Francis Bauer in April 1, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He survives, along with (1) son; Ed Bauer & wife Mary of Henderson, NV, (1) daughter; Susan McCormick & husband Dan of Springfield, IL,  (3) grandchildren; Justin, Shanea, Kellen, a special friend; Teresa Turner & husband Mike of Mahomet, IL, their children; Chelsea, Matt & Nicki, (1) brother; William Wagner & Carolyn of Cadiz, KY.  She is preceded in death by (2) brothers; Fred & Ray Wagner.  Mary graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Mt. Sterling, IL.   She was a member of the St. Rose Catholic Church, the Heart Association & the Central Unit of Homemaker’s Extension.  She enjoyed the Riverboat Ramblers Square Dancers.  Mary & Francis entertained many foreign students from Western IL University.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Dr. Dohner Memorial Fund or First United Methodist Church Kitchen Fund.

 Back to Top

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Mary
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Mary Jane Briggs Simpson, 99, of R. R. 1, Rushville, IL passed away at 3:25 p.m. on Monday,  February 16, 2015 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  She was born on October 19, 1915 in Buena Vista Twp., Schuyler County, IL.  She was a daughter of the late Frank & Clara Riley Briggs.  She married Clifford D. Simpson on December 6, 1934 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He preceded her in death on October 11, 1984.  Mary is survived by (1) son; Joe Simpson & Janet, two daughters; Pat Dotzert & Jerry, Marian Mellor & Jim all of Rushville, IL;  (6) grandchildren, Traci Block &  Chris of Hayworth, IL, Michelle Post &  Mike of Versailles, IL,  Kevin Mellor & Bethany, Joe Mellor &  Katie all of Rushville, Troy Simpson of Carthage, IL, Mickey Hendricks of Bartonville, IL, (10) great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by a son; Lee Roy Simpson, six brothers; Frank, George, Brook, Rex, Roy and Jim Briggs, one sister; Lucile.  She and Clifford were lifelong farmers.  In earlier years, Mary was active in Schuyler-Brown Home Extension, Buena Vista Mother’s Club and a volunteer at the Schuyler Jail Museum. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating.  Interment will follow in Bethany Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or the Schuyler Jail Museum.

 Back to Top

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Shirley
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Shirley Jane Runkle, 86, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Schuyler Co, passed away at 11:22 a.m. Sunday, February 15, 2015 at St. John’s Hospice in Springfield.  She was born on April 11, 1928 in Littleton Twp., Schuyler Co., IL., the daughter of Chester Brooks and Tennie Gray Hillyer.  She married Wayne Runkle October 16, 1945 in Rushville.  He survives and misses her dearly after nearly 70 years of marriage.  She is preceded in death by her parents and four siblings, Geneva Martin, Chester Brooks Hillyer, Jr., Russell Hillyer and Keith Hillyer.   She is survived by her four children, Dan Runkle & wife Deb of Dubuque, IA, Joan Hulet & husband Rich of Port Charlotte, FL, Ken Runkle & wife Lisa of Springfield, IL, and Amy Mercer & husband Randy of Lexington, NC; two sisters, Ruth Runkle and Ruby Trone; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.  She was a devoted wife and mother, a graduate of Littleton High School, a homemaker, a farm wife, and a cafeteria cook at Rushville High School.  After retirement, she served her Lord as a kitchen worker and leader at Rushville United Methodist Church, where she was a member.  In 1984, she was named the Rushville Area Chamber of Commerce Mother of the Year.  A cancer survivor, she participated in and supported Relay for Life.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 20, 2015 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Bass officiating.  Interment will follow in the Littleton Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in her memory to Rushville United Methodist Women, the Rushville Relay for Life, or Kumler Outreach Ministries.

 Back to Top

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Don
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Donald Wayne Lerch, 71, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:55 p.m. Friday, February 13, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born June 6, 1943 in Oakland Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Marion “Mike” and Margaret Ruth Bradbury Lerch.  He married Charlene “Char” Ethridge Sept. 7, 1963 in Beardstown, IL.  She passed away February 24, 2006.  Surviving are two children, Chuck Lerch & Missy of Vincennes, IN, Dawn Lerch of Rushville; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; his sister, Joan Stull & Steve of Raritan, IL; two brothers, Marion “Bert” Lerch & Karen of Beardstown, Carl Lerch & Donna of Cuba, IL and many  nieces & nephews.  Preceding him in death were two grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Margaret Lerch and Betty Jane Bowman; four brothers, Walter Livingston, Larry Joe Lerch, Robert Livingston, Jack Lerch.  Don was a member of the Rushville First Southern Baptist Church, and was co-owner with his wife of Don & Char’s Package Liquor for 41 years, retiring December 5, 2005.  He was known for his hunting books; “Coon Hunting in Schuyler County, IL Volume I, & II & IL Hunting Stories Volume III. He was working on a fourth volume of hunting stories.  He also enjoyed going to auctions to collect antique lamps & antique cars.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Hall officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association or Rushville First Southern Baptist Church. 

 Back to Top

 




IN MEMORY OF


Donald
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Donald R. Applegate, 89, of Baton Rouge, LA, formerly of Littleton, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at Hospice of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA.  He was born on June 4, 1925 in Littleton, IL.  He was the son of the late Paul and Lenore Young Applegate.  He married Loretta Rollins December 20, 1948.  She passed away August 2, 2011.   Surviving are three sons, Terry Applegate of Columbus, OH, David Applegate and Robert Applegate both of Baton Rouge, LA; eight grandchildren; one great grandson.  He was preceded in death by five brothers, Harold, Alfred, Richard, Rodney and Robert Applegate; one sister, Pauline Heaton. A US Army Air Force Veteran of WWII, he was trained as a Flight Engineer on a B-29 Super-Fortress and was also an Aviation Cadet. Don was a member of the Baton Rouge Masonic Lodge #47, F & AM, and Lake In The Hills American Legion Post #188, Lake In The Hills, IL.  He and his wife, Lo, square danced together for more than 40 years.   Masonic Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, February 19, 2015 at the Worthington Funeral Home.  Military Rites are to follow in the Littleton Cemetery by a US Air Force Honors Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #4.   Private condolences and expressions of sympathy may be sent to the Worthington Funeral Home at www.worthingtonfh.com

 

 Back to Top

 

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Deck
Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dexter Lee Rittenhouse, 93, of Beardstown, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born August 11, 1921 on the family farm in Buena Vista Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Robert S. and Tressa Bartlow Rittenhouse.  He married Shirley Jones February 19, 1949 in Danville, IL.  She passed away March 25, 2014.  Surviving is a son Thomas Lee Rittenhouse & wife Debbie of Weldon, IL; two sisters, Roberta Rittenhouse and Almeda Runkle & husband Don all of Quincy, IL.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynette Rittenhouse and his brother, Randall Rittenhouse.  Dexter served in the US Navy from September, 1942 to December, 1945 as an Aviation Radioman 2nd Class.   He was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Rushville.  He also was a member of the Elks Lodge and Schuyler American Legion Post #4 for seventy years.  “Deck” raised cattle and was a grain farmer all his life. Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. John Sowers officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. until the time of service Sunday.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Schuyler Post #4 American Legion or Culbertson Memorial Hospital. Burial will in the spring at Rushville City Cemetery with military honors. The date will be announced

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

%"> Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

>

 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

%"> Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

> s="style5">Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

%"> Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

> td> > s="style5">Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

%"> Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

> > Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

> ">E-Mail

%"> Send Flowers
Send Condolence

Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

> > Dorothy Anne 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.

 Back to Top



 

Our Facility | Grounds | Monuments/Headstones | Pre-Arrangements | History
331 W. Washington St. Rushville IL. - (217)322-4342
Copyrightę 2008 Worthington Funeral Home E-Mail

>