Obituaries 

 

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Mildred Marie Beans

Martha E. Wisecup

Shawn Michael Geiman

Carl A. Settles

Larry W. Epp

Mildred H. Trimmer

Royal Lee Hale

 

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Millie
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Mildred Marie Beans “Millie”, 94, of Vermont, IL passed away at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on March 7, 1927 in Adair, IL a daughter of the late Dewey P. & Alma E. Gruber Litchfield.  She married Rankin Stephens Beans on April 2, 1960 in Camp Creek Church in Macomb, IL.  He preceded her in death on May 26, 1990.  She is survived by (3) daughters, Stephanie Ewing & husband Eric of Rushville, IL, Samantha Beans & wife Kelli Hohenstein of Wylie, TX, Christiana Gaston & husband Bret of Dallas, TX, (4) grandchildren, Matthew Ewing & wife Kristen, Jennifer Plate & husband Logan, Madison & Allison Hohenstein (4) great grandchildren, Beckett & Amelia Plate, Thea & Elsie Ewing, (2) sisters-in-law, Georgia Litchfield & Joyce Litchfield, numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by (2) sisters, Maxine & husband Lloyd Greuel, Mary & husband Robert Botts, (3) brothers, Deane, Maurice & Marshall Litchfield.  Millie graduated from Industry High School with the class of 1945, taking a job at the Macomb Court House as a secretary, before moving to Washington DC in 1946 where she worked at the Pentagon as a secretary for the U. S. Navy for two years. She then worked in Japan & Guam for the U.S. Geological Survey for four years and returned to Washington DC to teach ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray School of Dance for two years.  Later she moved back to Industry where she worked at KenRay Brass in Vermont, IL & Stevens Publishing in Astoria, IL. Millie then took time off to raise her family and became a professional photographer. She then was employed by NTN Bower in Macomb, IL and later by WIU as an administrative assistant until retirement.  She was a member of the Vermont Christian Church serving as a deaconess for many years.  She was also a member of PEO, Vermont Women’s Club and served on the Vermont Public Library Board.  Millie enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren & great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021, in the Vermont Christian Church with Rev. Stacy Tomich officiating.  Interment will follow at the Vermont Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to The Vermont Christian Church.

 

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Martha
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Martha E. Wisecup Rockwell, 67, of Rushville, IL passed away at 7:15 a.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on April 2, 1954 in Rushville. She was the daughter of the late Florence Bricker and step-father, Charles Bricker.  She married Jack Rockwell on August 15, 1971. They were later divorced. She is survived by (1) son, Richard Rockwell & wife Laura, (2) grandchildren, Hannah & Riley Rockwell all of Rock Island, IL, (1) brother, Larry Wisecup & wife Nancy of Rushville, IL, (1) step-sister, Linda Sample of Lebanon, OR, several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by (1) step-brother, Charles “Buck” Bricker, (1) uncle, Tom Wisecup. Martha attended Rushville schools and was a care giver until she retired due to ill health.  She was a huge Chicago Cub fan.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends & her beloved Shih-Tzu, Ozzie. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 18, 2021 in Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Larry DeSha officiating.  Inurnment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Schuyler Humane Society or American Diabetes Association.

 

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Shawn
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Shawn Michael Geiman, 47, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on April 13, 1974 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Stephen & Marsha Utter Geiman.  He is survived by (2) daughters, Shana Geiman, Alexis Geiman both of Pekin, IL, (1) sister, Nickie Hensley of Beardstown, IL, (1) nephew, Edward Geiman of Glassford, IL, (3) nieces, Steffanie Hensley of Beardstown, IL, Codi Hensley of Pekin, IL, Nicole Hensley of Beardstown, IL, (1) great niece, Alaia Geiman of Glassford, IL.   He was preceded in death by (1) infant daughter, Marie Geiman, (1) nephew, Sean Hensley.  Shawn was a graduate of Midwest Central High School in Manito, IL and was employed at Pekin Manor Nursing Home.  Shawn enjoyed TV and all technology, watching and collecting movies including the Dukes of Hazard and NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt.   Playing video games and GTA was a favorite pastime for him. He liked to make car models and if he was riding in his car he always had a CD playing. He loved breeding animals and had a bird named Rayjay.  His happiest times were when he was with his family.  Cremation has been accorded.  A celebration of life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 20, 2021 at the Nazarene Church, 919 Jackson Street  in Beardstown, IL with Rev. Jeremy Wolery officiating.

 

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Carl
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Carl Allen Settles, 83, of Rushville, IL passed away at 9:46 p.m. Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  He was born July 27, 1938 at home in rural Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Paul Harvey & Hazel Mae Carls Settles.  He married Peggy Etter on April 22, 1958 at the Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  She survives along with (1) daughter, Carla Settles & spouse Sandy Nyberg of Buffalo Hart, IL, (1) son, Allen Settles & wife Diane of Rushville, IL, (1) grandchild, Reece Settles of Rushville, IL.  He was preceded in death by (2) brothers, Tracey Settles, Robert Settles, (1) sister, Patricia Farrar, and his old golf buddies, Slug, Squint, Red and Jimmy.  Carl graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1956.  He enjoyed playing golf and hanging out with his many friends at the “Pro-Shop”.  Cremation has been accorded.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Scripps Park Golf Course or the Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Larry
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Larry W. Epp, PHD, 59, of Pasadena, CA, passed away at 12:02AM on August 10, 2021, at his residence. He was born on February 8, 1962 in Lincoln, NE, a son of Waldeen M. & Janet M. Krehbiel Epp.  He is survived by his mother Janet Epp of Rushville, IL, (1) brother, Jeffrey Epp & Denise of Bedford, TX, (1) sister, Becky Adams & David of Mason City, IL, (1) brother-in-Law, Steve Eyler of Rushville, IL, (14) aunts and uncles; Rev. Delvyn & Lucy Epp, Deana Epp, Rev. Rosella & Ray Reimer, Carolyn Epp, Joan & Gary Jost, Clemon Kaufman, Mary Ann & Hugo Boschmann, Karen & Lynn Kaufman, Marilyn Krehbiel, (9) nieces and nephews;  Amy Knox & Ryan, Eric Eyler & Erica, Ryan Trinkle & Esther, Rachel Trinkle, Jordan Epp, Erica Epp, Justin Epp, Matthew Adams & Shauna, Alex Adams & Kelsie, (12) great nieces and nephews; Ava, Scarlett and James Knox, Ezekiel Eyler, Rylan Alley, Brennon Trinkle, Annalee, Kaden and Kynsley Adams, Emerie, Ashtyn and Jaxton Adams.  He was preceded in death by his father & (1) sister, Christie D. Eyler. Larry Graduated from Rushville High School in 1980 and later graduated from Bradley University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1984. He continued his education receiving his M.S. and PhD from the University of Illinois in 1990 in electrical engineering with a focus in radio frequency communications.   He was an employee of Cal Tech University and worked for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory after getting his PhD, and then worked in the Chicago area for a few years at Motorola.  Larry returned to JPL, working there for over 25 years, and was the holder of multiple patents.  While at JPL he worked on the Deep Space Network which provided earth to space communication.  Larry also worked on the antennas and other components of the Mars Rovers.  He enjoyed soccer, football, baseball and Formula One Racing. He was on the football and wrestling team in High School, and a member of the band & chorus.   Larry was an avid outdoorsman enjoying hunting and fishing. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Rushville First Christian (Disciples of Christ) with Rev. Bill Rucker officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Heifer International or Ducks Unlimited.

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Mildred
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Mildred H. Trimmer, 80, of Rushville, IL passed away at 9:52 p.m. Thursday, August 26, 2021 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  She was born on May 29, 1941 in Colchester, IL a daughter of the late Wayne Henry & Ethel May Yates Hickman.  She married Gary A. Trimmer on April 5, 1975 in Rushville, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 15, 2017.  She is survived by (1) daughter, Tammy Trimmer  & significant other Richard Friday of Rushville, IL, (1) son, David Edward Derry of Rushville, IL, (5) grandchildren, Jody Friday, Mason Hill, Raini Pippenger, Joshua Derry & Fiancé Sabrina Surratt, Dalton Pippenger, (8) great grandchildren, Aiden Friday, Zelda Pippenger, Brandon Holder, Joseph Miller, Jameson Pippenger, Lance Pippenger, Nicholas Ray, Hunter Ray, (1) niece, Paulette Zedric of Rushville, IL, (1) great niece, Tangela Coburn, (1) great nephew, Rob Billingsley.    She was preceded in death by (1) son, Mark Wayne Derry, (1) grandson, Brady Hammack, (1) great grandson Dillon Pippenger (1) sister, Wanda May Brown, (1) brother, Leslie Wayne Hickman (2) infant brothers, (2) infant sisters.  She was a CNA at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home, Hills Nursing Home & Lacey Nursing Home during her career.  She volunteered at the HELP center for many years.  She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and embroidery.  Her greatest love was spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 3, 2021 at Sheldon’s Grove Cemetery near Rushville, IL.  Memorials may be given to the Rushville HELP Center.

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Royal
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Royal Lee Hale, 72, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:35 a.m. Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on September 24, 1948 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Vail Harold & Laura Elouise Forsythe Hale.  He married Holly Gaye Anderson on January 13, 1971 in Orange, TX.  She preceded him in death on February 12, 2017.  He is survived by (3) sons, John Hale & Angie of Littleton, IL, Kelly Hale & Lori of Hanover Park, IL, Chad Hale of FL, (3) grandchildren, Ella Hale, Levi Hale, Sophia Hale (2) sisters, Judy Hale & Keith of Browning, IL, Marilyn Davis & Ed of Rockport, IL, (1) brother, Roger Hale & Janet of Beardstown, IL.  He was preceded in death by (1) infant son, Corey Vail Hale, (1) brother, Mark Hale. Royal was a Viet Nam Veteran serving from 1968 to 1971. He worked at Schuyler-Brown FS for over forty years.  He was an active member of the Assembly of God Church and loved studying the Bible.  He enjoyed reading, especially detective novels & westerns.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. John Keck officiating.  Interment will follow in Hughes Cemetery west of Rushville with Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U. S. Navy Honor Detail.  Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services on Saturday. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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