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Laura Frances McMillen
John Thomas Worthington
IN MEMORY OF
Della H. “Dee” Jones, 69, of Rolling Meadows, IL, passed away at
11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2015, at her home.
She is the wife of former Rushville resident Ronald Cleve
services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the
Rushville City Cemetery with Rev. Mark Nordman officiating.
Interment is to follow.
Memorial tributes may be made to PAWS Chicago or The
Buddy Foundation, Arlington Heights. The Worthington Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
IN MEMORY OF
Laura Frances McMillen, 96, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed
away at 2:51 a.m. on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at the Liberty Village
Retirement Home Garden Court in Princeton, IL.
She was born on June 2, 1918 in Frederick Twp., Schuyler
Co., IL a daughter of the late Vern & Nellie Black Strong.
She married Robert McMillen on December 23, 1951 in
Springfield, IL. He
preceded her in death on March 4, 2004.
She is survived by (2) daughters; Judge Alesia McMillen
of Rushville, IL, Michelle Gonzales & husband Tony of Princeton,
IL, (2) step-grandchildren; DeeDee & Tony, (3) step-great
grandchildren; Kaylee, Kamryn, Kenzie, numerous nieces &
nephews. She was
preceded in death by (5) siblings; Randall Strong, Jack Strong,
Dorothy Jones, George Strong & Martha Shores.
Laura attended Pleasant View School & graduated from
Rushville High School.
She also attended Western IL Teacher’s College and taught in
one-room schools & elementary schools in Schuyler County for the
next 40 years. She was a member of the Pleasant View Christian
Church since childhood and later the Rushville First Christian
Church Disciples of Christ.
Laura loved her family, church and her many school
services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 2015 at
Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. John Sowers officiating.
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to the Rushville First Christian Church
Disciples of Christ or Culbertson Gardens.
IN MEMORY OF
John Thomas Worthington, 69, of Rushville, IL passed away at
9:07 a.m., Monday, April 27, 2015 at his residence.
He was born on June 12, 1945 in Chicago Heights, IL the
eldest son of William Edward & Mary Anna Montooth Worthington.
He is survived by (3) daughters; Penny Johnson & Morgan
of Phoenix, AZ, Mindy Trotter & Chris of Colchester, IL,
Samantha Klumb & Edward of Wyoming, IL, (7) grandchildren;
Charlie & Harper Johnson, Lucy, Calvin, Gabe & Nicholas Trotter
and George Klumb, (5) siblings; Elizabeth Ann (Libby) Johnson &
James of Greer, SC, James M. Worthington & Jody of Rushville,
IL, William R. Worthington & Debbie of Rushville, IL, Maria Jane
Wildrick & Kent of Carthage, IL, Susan Ellen Krasula & Jim of
Greensboro, NC, numerous nieces & nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother;
Joseph Worthington. John
graduated from Rushville High School in 1963. He attended
Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL and graduated from Worsham
College of Mortuary Science in 1966.
He was in the U. S. Army from 1968 to 1970 during which
time he served a full tour of duty in Viet Nam.
After returning home he was associated with his father at
Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville. In 1983 he purchased the
Sargent Funeral Home in Macomb, IL, which he operated as the
Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home for many years. He worked as a
funeral director for various firms in Las Vegas for several
years, before returning to Rushville to assist his brothers with
the family business, where he was senior partner.
John was a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer 48
years. He was baptized
in the Rushville First United Methodist Church & was a member of
the First Christian Church “Disciples of Christ” in Rushville.
He was a member of the Schuyler American Legion Post #4
where he served as Chaplain.
He was a life member of Macomb VFW Post #1921, The
Society of 40 Men Et 8 Horses Veterans’ Organization, He was
also a member of the
Rushville Lodge #9, AF & AM, Rushville Commandary #56 Knights
Templars, Rushville Moose Lodge #506 and Beardstown Elks Lodge
#1007. Funeral services
will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Worthington
Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney 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 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday with
Masonic Services by Rushville Lodge #9 at the conclusion of the
visitation at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given to Schuyler American Legion Avenue
IN MEMORY OF
Lester W. Rhoades, 82, formerly of Beardstown, IL, passed away
at 2:30 a.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Prairie City Rehab &
Health Care Center. He
was born on August 13, 1932 in Sheldon’s Grove, IL a son of the
late Earl & Erma Edwards Rhoades.
He married Carole Perry on June 18, 1955 in Beardstown,
IL. She preceded him in
death on November 4, 2011.
He is survived by a daughter; Carmen Swan & husband
William E. Swan of Rushville, IL, a son; Randy Rhoades & wife
Cindy of Littleton, IL, four grandchildren; Kelly Swan, Heidi
Rhoades both of Brookfield, MO, Kasey Rhoades, Zoey Rhoades both
of Littleton, IL, two great grandchildren; Aiden Glasgow, Aiyana
Hicks, two brothers; Bob Rhoades, Ray Rhoades, two sisters;
Maxine Rhoades Davis, Joyce Rhoades Whittlesey.
He was preceded in death by a grandson; Ryan Rhoades, a
brother; Richard Rhoades, two sisters; Virginia Rhoades
Bushnell, Betty Rhoades Harn.
He was a janitor at Beardstown High School before
retiring. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday,
April 27, 2015 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fritz
will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services on
Monday. Memorials may be
given to the Schuyler Humane Society.