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Frank Utter

Ansel R. Bartlett

Shirley J. Morgan

 

 




IN MEMORY OF


Frank
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Frank Utter, 90, of Browning, IL passed away at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Snyder’s Vaughn-Haven Nursing Home in Rushville, IL.  He was born on November 7, 1923 in Frederick Twp., Schuyler Co., IL, a son of the late George William & Stella Orr Utter.  He married Ruth Higgins on March 1, 1947 at the Rushville First United Methodist Church Parsonage.  She preceded him in death on November 4, 2002.  He is survived by (2) sons; Larry Utter & wife Cindy of Jacksonville, IL, Danny Utter & wife Jolyn of Rushville, IL, (6) grandchildren; Scott Utter & wife Erin, Graham Utter & wife Ellie, Brad Utter, Adam Utter, Lucas Utter, Lyndsey Utter, (4) great grandchildren; Effy Utter, Airiana Utter, twins, Ruth & Charlie Utter.  He was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Margaret, who died in infancy, Beulah Ogden, (2) brothers; Arthur Utter, Harlan Utter.  He was a life-long farmer.  He was a member of the Frederick Christian Church “Disciples of Christ”, the Schuyler Farm Bureau & the Schuyler Co. Pork Producers.  He received the FFA Lifetime Achievement Award in 1971.  He was a Bainbridge Twp. Trustee for many years & later the Browning Twp. Clerk.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Haberman officiating.  Interment will follow in Messerer Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville/Industry FFA Scholarship Fund.

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Ansel
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Ansel Ross Bartlett, 91, of Rushville, IL passed away at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Snyder’s Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.  He was born on December 22, 1922 in Buena Vista Twp., Schuyler County, IL.  He was the son of the late Ernest C. & Mary Ross Bartlett.  He married Barbara Jeanne Barnes on May 14, 1949 in Hillsboro, IL.  She survives along with; (4) sons; Ronald Bartlett & wife Marsha of Rushville, IL, Randall Bartlett of Angleton, TX,  Roderick Bartlett of Rushville, IL, Robert Bartlett & wife Crystal of Rushville,  (7) grandchildren; Amanda Stoll, Ross Bartlett, Matthew Bartlett, Grace Bartlett, Austi Emerick, Bronson Bartlett, Jagger Bartlett, (2) great grandchildren; Madeline Stoll, Makenzie Stoll,  (2) sisters; his twin, Anne Ross Bauer of Harvey, LA, Beatrice Hall of Rushville, IL.  He was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bartlett, the loving wife of his son Rick.  He attended the Hale Ridge School and graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1940.   He was a life-long Schuyler County farmer.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Rushville Lodge #9 A.F. & A.M., Lusk Chapter Royal Arch Masons, Rushville Commandery #56 Knights Templers, 22 Club of Schuyler County and coached Little League for over 20 years.  He sang in the Church Choir, the Schuyler Singers and at many special events.  He was a former member of the Board of Directors of the Schuyler State Bank.  He served as a Democratic Precinct Committeeman for many years.  In 1980 he was elected Rushville Township Supervisor.   His hobbies included ice skating, hunting, fishing, sports & music. He was very proud of his family cabin which was the former Hale Ridge School House.  He enjoyed spending time there with his family. He will be sadly missed by his family & many friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the Rushville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Grant Armstrong & Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Hughes Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Worthington Funeral Home with Masonic services to be held at the conclusion of the visitation.   Memorials may be given to Hughes Cemetery or Ebenezer United Methodist Church.  

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Shirley
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Shirley Joan Morgan, 93, of RR. 1, Rushville, IL, passed away at 2:15 a.m. Monday, July 14, 2014 at Wesley Village in Macomb, IL.  She was born on May 6, 1921 in Rushville, IL a daughter of the late Howard Ansel & Francis Susan Lawler Justus.  She first married Ed Morgan and later married Richard Fulks.  He preceded her in death on February 9, 1993.  She is survived by (2) sons; William Justus & wife Nancy of Columbia, MO, Joe Morgan & companion Danelle Kirkpatrick of Rushville, IL.  (3) grandchildren;  Bryan J. Morgan, Michael Justus, Stephen Justus.  She worked at Dennis Chicken Products in Augusta, IL, Astoria Fiber Steel in Astoria, IL, Fleetwood Manufacturing in Macomb, IL, the IL Secretary of State’s office in Springfield, IL and The Collection Agency in Rushville, IL.  She was as a bus driver for Schuyler Community School District #1 for over 30 years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church.   A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Bethany Cemetery north of Rushville with Rev. Rob Kirkham officiating.  Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Humane Society or the Alzheimer’s Association. 

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