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Anita L. Shawgo

Robert R. Clugsten

Rameau Eugene Clayton

Roberta K. DeWitt

 

 

 



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Anita
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Anita L. Shawgo, 96, of Springfield, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 12:53 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016, at her residence.  She was born on December 12, 1919 in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  She was a daughter of the late Henry A. & Hazel Phar Carroll Lenover.  She married Glen Hale in 1936 at Rushville, IL. He is deceased.  She later married Aubrey Dean Shawgo at Hernando, MS on July 4, 1959.  He preceded her in death on January 28, 2000.  She is survived by (3) daughters; Bonnie Jansen of Quincy, Il, Sandra Dragoo & husband William of Petersburg, IL, Karen Hale of Springfield, IL, (1) son; George Hale of Riverton, IL, (9) grandchildren, (13) great grandchildren, (4) great-great grandchildren, (2) sisters; Margurite Greenstreet of Monmouth, IL,  Ruby Sipes of Macomb, IL, (1) step-brother; Ben Lenover of Monmouth, IL numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.  She was preceded in death (1) daughter; Linda Smothers, (2) sons; Rodney & Jerry Hale, (2) sisters; Erma Newenham, Rose Ellen Monaco, (3) brothers; Junior, Gene & Donald Lenover.  Anita attended Schuyler Co. Schools.  She worked at Culbertson Hospital in Rushville for many years.  She retired from the State of IL (Drivers License Division.)  She and her late husband, Aubrey, owned & operated the Sunset Motel east of Springfield, which they later converted to apartments.  After retiring they moved into Springfield.  She was a member of the Springfield West Side Christian Church and a past member of the U & I Sunday School Class.  She was an active league bowler for years until her health started to decline.  She loved quilting, crafts and traveling.  She cherished her family, loved having company and telling stories.   Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Springfield West Side Christian Church or Land of Lincoln Honor Flight.

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Bob
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Robert Ray Clugsten, 87, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Monday, November 14, 2016, at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rushville. He was born on June 3, 1929 in Littleton, IL a son of the late Robert Ray & Iris McMillen Clugsten.  He married Margie Travis at the Rushville Methodist Church Parsonage on April 26, 1952.  She survives along with one niece and five nephews.  He was preceded in death by one sister, Catherine Lockwood and one niece.  Bob served in the U. S. Army during the Korean War where he received the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Battle Star, a Combat Infantry Badge & a United Nations Service Medal.  He was in the furniture business as an owner, operator & salesman from 1953 until retiring in 1997.  He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4, Industry Kiwanis Club.  He was active with the Industry Pinhook Celebration for many years.  He was an artist, painting & selling his artwork.  His favorite thing to paint was Native American items.  Bob was a loyal & faithful husband & a friend to everyone. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney & Rev. Larry DeSha officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by a U.S. Army Honors Detail & Schuyler American Legion Post #4.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation or Schuyler Humane Society.

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Gene
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Rameau Eugene “Gene” Clayton, 87, of Camden, IL passed away at 9:25 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2016 at Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Center in Mt. Sterling, IL.  Gene was born on January 26, 1929 at home in Camden Township, Schuyler Co., IL.  He was a son of the late Arnold Allen & Ruby Mae Gabbert Clayton.  He married Rita Marie Kassing on January 15, 1951 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling, IL.  She preceded him in death on August 26, 2013.  He is survived by (5) children; Carolyn Chaney & Jim of Mt. Sterling, IL, Barb Tolle & companion Rick Powell of Camden, IL, Jerry Clayton & Becky of Ann Arbor, MI, Paul Clayton of Beardstown, IL, Dewaine Clayton & Lori of Holmen, WI, (15) grandchildren; Tiffany Cascia & Glen, Thad Chaney & Heidi, Thomas Chaney & Chelsie, Erin Sinnett & Myron, Ellen Chaney, Matthew Chaney, Zachary Clayton & Tara, Nicholas Clayton, Ramon Escapa & Michelle, Luis Escapa,  Kyle Clayton & Hayley, Jacob Clayton & Ashley, Valery Clayton, Morgan Clayton & Taylor Clayton, (19) great grandchildren; Taylor, Riley, Mitchell and Tess Cascia, Aidan, Cooper and Sydney Chaney, Rylie Clayton, Isaac, Isaiah, Isabell, Ian Escapa, Ethan and  Eli Escapa, Lincoln Clayton, Leah Clayton,  Sawyer  Sinnett and Abel Chaney. (1) sister,  Beatrice Artis of Camden, IL, several nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Griffin Chaney, a sister, Virginia Clayton, a brother-in-law Ted Artis, and a son-in-law, Ed Tolle. Gene graduated from Rushville High School in 1946.  After graduation he worked on the family farm in Camden until he was drafted into the U. S. Army on January 15, 1951.  He served in the Korean War and was discharged in January 19, 1953.  He returned home after his discharge and made his home in Camden with his wife Rita and his daughter.  Gene farmed for several years and was a member of Union Local 649 Operating Engineers out of Peoria IL.  For several years Rita & Gene owned and operated the Camden Café.  Gene was a member of the Rushville St. Rose Catholic Church.  He was actively involved with the democrat party and served as Camden Twp Trustee & precinct committeeman for many years.  He was well known in the community as someone willing to help anyone and someone who always had time to “visit” and debate anything regarding government.  The greatest joy of Gene’s life were his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He loved spending time with them and he and Rita traveled to visit them often.  Gene never missed any of their sporting events as long as he was able to attend. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2016 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville, IL with Father Anthony Bernas officiating.  Interment will follow in Gray Cemetery near Camden, IL with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U.S. Army Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Worthington Funeral Home. Memorials may be given to St. Rose Altar and Rosary Society in Rushville or the Great River Honor Flight, which was one of his greatest experiences.

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Roberta K. DeWitt, 98, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:45 a.m. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Scott Co. Nursing Center in Winchester, IL.  She was born October 27, 1918 in Rushville Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  She was the daughter of the late John and Nettie Warrington Kerr.  She married Paul E. DeWitt June 7,  1943 in Palmyra, MO.  He passed away September 14, 2004.  Surviving is her daughter, Frannie Shelton-Tice of Foley, AL; her granddaughter, Molly Traw of Winchester, IL; her three great-grandchildren, Madelyn Albers, John Albers and Lillian Blakey; her nephew John R. Sapp and wife Linda.  She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Steven Tice and her sister, Amy Sapp.  Roberta received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Western Illinois University in Macomb.  She was lifelong Schuyler Co. school teacher until retiring.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church; Delta Kappa Gama Educators Society; Schuyler-Brown Retired Teachers Association; and the Schuyler Senior Center.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Rushville City Cemetery.  Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the Scott County Nursing Center, 650 N. Main, Winchester, IL 62694.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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