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Rosina Baer Greenlee

Nadine Hoffmann

Luther "Oley" Stolp

Jack L. Lerch

Dorothy A. Geer Taylor

 

 




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Rosina
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Rosina Baer Greenlee 84, of Rushville, IL passed away at 5:15 a.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at St. Vincent Home in Quincy, IL after a long and hard fight with her health. She was of true pioneer stock being born on May 27th, 1930 in Ipswich, South Dakota.   She was the daughter, and 13th child, of 14 children born to the late Leo & Theresa Schmidt Baer.  She married Darrell Eugene Greenlee on December 28th, 1948 in Ipswich, South Dakota.  Darrell passed away on January 6th, 1986 in Quincy, IL.  Rosina’s family was the most important thing to her.  She is survived by her daughters; Teresa Toland & Randy of Rushville, IL, Rose Ann Liesen & James of Quincy, IL, Karen McCombs & James of Rushville, IL, Darlene Royalty & Randy of Ursa, IL, Connie Vermeire & Joe of Quincy, IL, son –in-law; Tony Busen of Mt. Sterling, IL, her grandchildren; Barb Rowland & Dave, Cathy Green & Darin, Angie Neese, Anne Gibleon & Clint, Darrell Liesen & Tina, Jane Cleaves & Joe, Emily Frank & Dan, Bonnie Busen, Katie Furkin & Jeff, Kelsey Busen, Rachel Bartoluzzi & AJ, Rebekah Wright & Steve, Brittany Vermeire, Janell Vermeire, her great grandchildren; Cole and Caleb Gilham, Nick Rowland & Camille, Josh Green & Bronagh, Daniel and Ryder Neese, Brock, Brenten, Chase and Hunter Gibleon, Jordyn b, Palin Cleaves, Mary, Marcy and Mandy Frank, Dylon, Parker, Eden and Mabrie Furkin, her great-great grandchildren; Raveigha Rowland, Kieran and Emelia Green, a brother; Leo “Jeep” Baer & Shirley, two sisters-in-law; Ruth Baer and Gladys Baer, brother-in-law; Otis Bartholomew and many nieces and nephews.  Rosina was preceded in death by her daughters; Linda Busen and Mary Ann Greenlee, granddaughters; Amber, Sandy and Sarah Royalty, brothers; Stan, Pete, Andrew “Sub” Baer, one infant brother, sisters; Ann Benfit & Joe, Josephine Cihak & Leo, Catherine Semmler & Ruben, Mary Uttenhove & Art, Veronica Gisi & Albert, Elizabeth Baer and two infant sisters.  Darrell & Rosina came to Rushville in 1963 to build the Rushville Farmer’s Grain & Livestock Co.’s grain elevators.  Loving the community they decided to stay in Rushville where they could raise their daughters.  They wanted to raise a good family with a name they could be proud of.  So they stayed and established Greenlee Construction Company.  Honest people who did business on a hand shake.  Rosina was a loving wife and mother.  She was very active in her church.  She served as a trustee and secretary treasure of St Rose Catholic Church.  Rosina was the director of summer bible school, the CCD coordinator and was president of the Altar and Rosary Society.  Rosina was very involved with the American Legion Auxiliary where she served on many committees and was past president.  She served as an election judge for many years.   Rosina also loved visiting and caring for many elderly in the community.  She will always be remembered as an inspirational beacon of God’s love. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m.  Friday, January 30, 2015 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville, IL with Father Anthony Bernas officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home with a prayer service held at the conclusion.  Memorials may be given to Batten’s Disease (BDSRA.org), St. Rose Catholic Church or Blessing Hospital Hospice of Quincy.

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Nadine
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Nadine Hoffmann, 90, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:02 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.  She was born May 2, 1924 at home in Bartonville, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Loren and Dollie Moss Frazee.  She married Robert W. Hoffmann September 19, 1942 in Palmyra, MO.  He passed away September 19, 1987.  She is survived by a son, Mike Hoffmann of Dunfermline, IL; a daughter, Sandra Jo Knight of Peoria, IL; three grandchildren, Lori Jo Knight, Tim Knight, Robby Knight; four great grandchildren; a brother, Jack Frazee of East Peoria, IL.  She was preceded in death by (3) brothers and (2) sisters.  Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Bartonville, IL with Pastor Michael Jones officiating.  Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

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"Oley"
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Luther “Oley” Stolp, 78, of Brooklyn, IL, passed away at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.   He was born on Monday, April 13, 1936 in Birmingham, IL a son of the late Lewis M. & Mable L. Hitz Stolp.  He married Joan Clark on December 2, 1955 in Hernando, MS.  She survives along with (4) children; Tony Stolp of Brooklyn, IL, Jim Stolp of Rushville, IL, Linda Herche of Rushville, IL, Jackie Goddard & husband John of Rushville, IL,  (13) grandchildren, (11) great grandchildren, (3) sisters; Rachel Jamison & husband Clyde of Camden, IL, Lucile Weaver of Macomb, IL, Mary Mallard of Dallas City, IL.  He was preceded in death by a son; Randy Lee “Fuzz” Stolp, a son-in-law; Robert Herche. Luther worked for the carpenter’s local 1883 until the merge to Peoria in 1975.  He worked on many local construction projects such as Wesley Village, McDonough District Hospital and Western IL University.  He then farmed until his retirement in 2009.  He enjoyed his livestock, his woodworking and spending time with his grandkids.  In his younger years he drove stock cars and was an avid coon hunter.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home.  Interment will follow in Blackburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association. 

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Jack
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Jack Lavern Lerch 69, of Rushville, passed away at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015 at his residence.  He was born on March 10, 1945 in Oakland Twp, Schuyler Co., IL not far from Ray, IL.  He was a son of the late Marion “Mike” & Margaret Ruth Bradbury Lerch.  He married Mary Grenlund on March 12, 1966 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with (4) daughters; Kathy Calder of Houston, TX, Juanina Lerch of Coweta, OK, Jennifer Lerch Winder & John of  Ipava, IL, Andrea Lerch Mellor & Corey Ingles of Rushville, IL, (1) son; Donald Hull & Debbie Wenger of Rushville, IL, (10) grandchildren; Ian Mellor, Nicholas Mellor, Audrey Winder, Melody Winder, Darren Lerch, Jack “Bobby” Peterman, Allen Peterman, Jerry Don, Natasha Hull, Michael Hull, several great grandchildren, (1) sister; Joan Stull & Steve of Raritan, IL, (3) brothers; Marion “Bert” Lerch & Karen of  Beardstown, IL, William Carl Lerch & Donna of Cuba, IL, Don Lerch of Rushville, IL, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Mary Margaret Lerch, Betty Bowman Shepherd, (3) brothers; Walter Livingston, Larry Joe Lerch, Robert Livingston.  Jack was an U.S. Army Veteran serving in Viet Nam.  He was employed at Oscar Meyer, Cassidy Roofing, self-employed wood cutter, Cargill and presently at Wal-Mart.  He was a member of the Rushville Saddle Club from 1985 to 1988. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Brandon Thompson officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Rites by the US Army Honors Detail and Schuyler American Legion Post #.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to his family.

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Dorothy
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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.

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