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Gerald H. Tomlinson

Francis E. Stambaugh

Betty D. Herche

Gerald G. "Jerry" McClelland

 

 



IN MEMORY OF

Gerald
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Gerald Henry Tomlinson, 83, of Rushville, IL passed away at 2:15 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on April 2, 1933 a son of the late D. M. & Florence Ella Walker Tomlinson.  He married E. Joan Thompson on September 28, 1952 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with: (3) daughters: Kathy Bussell & Michael of East Peoria, IL, Debra Bennett- Tomlinson & Larry of Rushville, IL, Vicky Marquis & John of Rushville, IL, (4) grandchildren, (4) step-grandchildren, (5) great grandchildren, (9) step-great grandchildren, (3) brothers: Wayne Tomlinson & Gloria of Rushville, IL, Glen E. Tomlinson & wife Gale of Bloomington, IL, Jesse Leroy “Orvie” of Apple Springs, TX, (2) sisters: Dorothy M. Walker of Rushville, IL, Marilyn Lewis of Thousand Oaks, CA, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) brothers: Morris Tomlinson, John Paul “JP” Tomlinson, (2) sisters: Anna Lee Phillips, Marie Bayles.  Gerald graduated from Rushville High School in 1952.  His first job was working for his father at the Tomlinson Fertilizer & Feed Company in Rushville.  He served eight years in the U.S. Naval Reserves. He later was a pilot for the Ohio River Company, a driver’s license examiner for the Secretary of State, a laborer for Amax Coal Company and a maintenance worker for the State of IL CMS before retiring.  He and his wife also owned & operated Tomlinson Mobile Home Sales & Tomlinson Court for many years and he was a sales rep for Old Heritage Life Insurance.  He attended the Rushville Church of Christ (Christian.) He was a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge # 506 for 47 years.  Cremation has been accorded.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 6, 2016 at the Tomlinson Family Home at 125 E. Clinton St. in Rushville, IL.  Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Memorials may be sent to Schuyler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 432, Rushville, IL   62681.

                                                                                      

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Francis
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Francis Eugene Stambaugh, 67, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:43 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016, at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago, IL.  He was born July 23, 1948 in Peoria, IL.  He was the son of the late Albert Eugene and Mary Elizabeth Stoneking Stambaugh.  He married Linda Little December 5, 1967 at the Congregational Church of Beardstown, IL.  She survives along with his son, Michael Stambaugh & wife Nicole, his daughter, Denise Street, all of Rushville; four grandchildren, Tyler Rensch, Wesley Rensch, Harley Street, Michael Street; two sisters, Cindy Kay Davis of Macomb, and Lynn Ellen Stambaugh.  He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.  He worked as a conductor for the Burlington Northern, Santa Fe Railroad many years.  He was a member of U.T.U. Local #196 and a former member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4.  He enjoyed his computer and being on the Internet.  He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and feeding his squirrels.  There will be no visitation or services.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

                                                                                      

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Betty
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Betty D. Herche, 80, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 2:30 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2016, at Bickford Cottage in Macomb, IL.  She was born on December 26, 1935 at home in McDonough Co., IL, east of Industry.  She was the daughter of the late Elva and Inez Miller Robinson.  She married Lee O’Neal Herche June 14, 1953 at the First Methodist Church in Rushville, IL. He preceded her in death June 28, 2007. Betty is Survived by (3) daughters; Shara Fagan & husband Don of Rushville, IL, Robin Herche of Boise, ID, and Nena Martin & husband Tom of Industry, IL, (7) grandchildren, Tamera Sours of Springfield, IL, Richard Sours & wife Candice of Rushville, IL, Nikki Ham of Rushville, IL, Luke Martin of LaFayette, GA, Quinn Summers of  Boise, ID, Effie Summers of Boise, ID, Emma Summers of Vancouver, WA,  (6) great grandchildren,  (1) sister; Norma Toland of Rushville, IL, numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Louise Scott & Marjorie Aten.  Betty graduated from Rushville High School in 1953.  She worked for Stephens Sally Shop, Moreland & Devitt Drug Store & she was the first lady bus driver for Schuyler Comm. Unit Dist #1.  Her favorite roll in life was being a mother and working with her husband on the farm.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church where she served on numerous committees.  She served on the Soil & Water Conservation board & volunteered for the Blood Mobile.  Private family inurnment will be on the family lot in the Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Worthington Funeral Home.  A memorial service will be held at the Rushville First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Memorials may be given to the Rushville First United Methodist Church or the Rushville/Industry Rocket Boosters.

                                                                                      

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"Jerry"
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Gerald George “Jerry” McClelland 81, of Rushville, IL passed away at 8:19 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his residence. He was born October 9, 1934 in Brown County, IL to the late George B. & Rebecca Armel McClelland. Jerry married Barbara Ann Allen January 18, 1959 in Springfield, IL.  She passed away February 2, 1997.  He then married Carole Joan Berardino on September 27, 1997 in Joliet, IL.  She survives along with; (1) daughter; Patricia Mensendike of Crest Hill, IL, (3) sons; John McClelland of Joliet, IL, Scotty McClelland of Romeoville, IL, Jimmy McClelland & wife Kathy of Joliet, IL, (1) step daughter; Sharee Santorineos of Rushville, IL, (1) step-son; Thomas Hillard of Wilmington, IL, (1) sister; Betsy Bridgewater & husband Tom of Liberty, IL, (1) brother; Edward McClelland & wife Genelle of Macomb, IL, (1) sister-in-law; Millie McClelland of Versailles, IL, several grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by (3) sisters; Doris Bedenbender, Mildred McClelland, infant, Patricia Ann McClelland, (1) brother; Donald McClelland, (1) son-in-law; Gene Mensendike, (1) sister-in-law; Patricia Sowers McClelland, (1) nephew; Wesley McClelland. He graduated from Brown County High School in 1953.   He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War.  He was baptized in the Mt. Sterling Christian Church in 1949 and was a member of the First Church of Christ in Springfield, IL.  He was a captain with the IL Department of Corrections in Joliet, IL and was a truck driver for Lockport Trucking, Rushville Truck Lines & L & N Industries. There will be no services. Inurnment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Ellwood, IL at a later date.  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler Humane Society or Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

                                                                                      

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