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Beverly M. Barajas

Christopher Wayne “Chris” Thompson

Larry L. "Lance" Floyd

 

 

 



In Memory Of


Beverly
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Beverly M. Barajas, 77, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 7:24 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2017, at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  She was born on July 13, 1939 in Aledo, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Carl “Shorty” and Mabel Leonhart Miller.  She married J. Jesus Barajas October 9, 1982 in Rock Island, IL.  He survives along with one son, Rod Kalinczak of Sherrard, IL; seven step children, Jesus Barajas, Jr. of Leon, Mexico, Michael Barajas of Beardstown, IL, George Barajas of Moline, IL, Juan Barajas of San Diego, CA, Arthur Barajas of Moline, IL, Rosa Hernandez of Moline, IL  Frankie Barajas of Leon, Mexico; (23) step grandchildren; (5) step great grandchildren; (3) brothers, Steve Miller of Preemption, IL, Stan Miller of Matherville, IL, Ray Lee Miller of Swedona, IL; one sister, Shirley Fredell of Sherrard, IL.  She was preceded in death by a son, Dan Kalinczak, and a brother, Carl Miller.  Beverly worked at Cargill Meat Solutions in Beardstown 7 years before retiring due to ill health.  Cremation has been accorded.  There will be no visitation or services.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 



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"Chris"
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Christopher Wayne “Chris” Thompson, 43, of Peoria Heights, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 8:37 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at OSF Hospice Home in Peoria.  He was born February 15, 1974 at the Sarah D. Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  He was the son of Wayne and Patricia Sue “Trish” Walters Thompson.  He married his high school sweetheart of 25 years, Carrie M. Ritchey on June 30, 2016 in Peoria.  She survives along with his mother, Trish Thompson of Rushville; his father Wayne Thompson of Chandler, AZ; a brother, Jeremy Thompson, and a sister, Megan Thompson both of Rushville; two nieces, Piper and Marin Thompson; his maternal grandfather, Zane Morrell of Astoria; in-laws, Roger & Alice Jo Ritchey; and a brother-in-law, Todd Ritchey & wife Nicole all of Camden, IL, two nephews, Vance & Ty Ritchey.  He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Delores A. Belville Jones; maternal grandfather, Fred Jones; and paternal grandmother, Marie E. Thompson Kessler.  Chris graduated Rushville High School in 1992. He attended Spoon River College from 1999-2001 where he earned certifications in computer applications and networking and was a member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, the President’s Honors List and the National Dean’s List. He also attended Bradley University from 2001-2002.  He was a Network Security Analyst employed by CIAN to service the US Treasury Dept. Prior to that he had numerous years of experience with a variety of technology companies in the Peoria area. He achieved the elite designation of Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in July 2016. He also held several Microsoft Certifications across a range of areas including Enterprise Administration, Network Infrastructure, hardware and software. Prior to attending college, Chris held a variety of jobs in the Rushville area and at one time owned his own DJ business.  He loved technology-trying out the latest gadgets, watching movies and listening to music in his home theater. He was also an avid World of Warcraft (WOW) gamer. He enjoyed cooking new recipes and grilling out.  He also loved spending time with his two dogs, TaraBelle Trouble & Murphi.  A Jeep fanatic, he enjoyed spending time in his garage modifying his Rubicon. His favorite way to spend a summer day was with the top down and doors off, just driving.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.  Private family graveside services will be at the Camden West Cemetery with David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow.  Memorials may be given to Melanoma Research Foundation.

 



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"Lance"
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Larry L. “Lance” Floyd, 66, of Carthage, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 12:20 a.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage.  He was born June 13, 1950 in Springfield, IL.  He was the son of the late Kenneth L. and Virginia C. Sokolis Floyd.  He married Carla Peacock April 23, 2005 in Rushville.  She survives along with his daughter, Jamie Floyd Lane & companion Marty Thompson of Rushville; a step daughter, Amy Johnson & husband Cory of Carthage; two step sons, Corey Ingles & Fiancé Andrea Mellor of Rushville, John Lawrence Peacock & wife Cece of Carthage; two grandchildren; three step grandchildren; a sister, Jeanette Plaster & husband Kim of Sherman; two brothers, Jerald “Jerry” Floyd & wife Ruth Ann of Blandinsville, IL, Kenneth Allen Floyd of Springfield, IL, several nieces & nephews. Lance was a United States Marine Corp. veteran serving in Vietnam.  He was a member of the National Rifle Association and operated Pioneer Taxidermy several years.  He always enjoyed fishing and hunting.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. John Sowers officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U.S. Marine Corp. Honor Detail. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Wounded Warriors.



 

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