Obituaries 

 

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Ralph Dwayne Downs

Lowell Keith Higgins

Larry "Termite" Quillen

Gail Ellen Surber

 

 

 



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Dwayne
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Ralph Dwayne Downs, 83, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 8:35 p.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  He was born October 7, 1932 in Huntsville Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Clifford and Beulah Chipman Downs.  He married Rita Maxine Eckroy June 22, 1953 at his parents’ home in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  Rita preceded him in death on September 3, 1997.  Surviving is a daughter, Marsha Downs Wells of San Diego, CA, two sons, Jeff Downs, Mitch Downs & wife Lisa, a daughter-in-law, Stephanie Downs, all of Rushville, two granddaughters, Alexis and Andria Downs, a sister, Marjorie Downs Byers of Glen Arm, MD, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Esther Downs, Virginia Gieker, Maggie Burnside, four brothers, John Harlan Downs, Richard Downs, Gary Downs, Merlin Downs.  He was a US Army veteran of the Korean War.  After returning from Korea in June of 1955, he farmed in Bainbridge Twp. for 34 years before working for M & M Vending.  He retired in 1998.  He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and Rushville Moose Lodge #506.  Dwayne enjoyed shooting pool and playing Some “R” Set cards.  He was a fan of baseball especially the Chicago Cubs.  His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters, Lexie & Andi.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Rob Kirkham officiating.  Interment will follow at Lawler Cemetery in Bainbridge Twp. with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & an U. S. Army Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation.

                                                                                                  

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Lowell
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Lowell Keith Higgins, 64, of Littleton, IL passed away at 6:16 p.m. Thursday, January 14, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born on May 3, 1951 in Beardstown, IL a son of the late Harold Eugene & Ruth Bunnell Higgins.  He married Linda Wells on April 27, 1973 in Virginia, IL.  She survives along with (3) sons; Matthew Higgins of Kansas City, MO, Adam Higgins of Quincy, IL, James Higgins of Tucson, AZ; (1) daughter; Ruth Higgins Lashbrook & Luke of Rushville, IL; several grandchildren, including Parker Higgins; several great grandchildren; (1) brother; Kent Higgins & Phyllis of Littleton, IL.  He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Higgins.  He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad for 38 years, retiring as a locomotive engineer in 2011.  He loved riding his motorcycle, hunting, fishing & being outdoors with his family. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 18, 2016, at Worthington Funeral Home with Larry W. Moore officiating.  Interment will follow in Blackburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday at 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.  Memorials may be given to Blackburn Cemetery.

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"Termite"
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Larry G. “Termite” Quillen, 66, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 9:16 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2016, at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.  He was born on August 31, 1949 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Wayne B. & Mary Eleanor Rexroat Quillen.  He married Candy Lynn Coffey on January 27, 1979 in Rushville, IL.  She passed away on November 12, 1991.  He is survived by a sister-in-law; Judy Quillen, two nephews; Steve Quillen & wife Terri, Ryan Quillen, one great niece; Megan Quillen all of Rushville, IL.  He was preceded in death by a brother; Dennis Quillen.  He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1967.  He was a US Air Force Veteran serving in the 183rd  Fighter Wing, IL National Guard from Feb. 6, 1968 to Feb. 5, 1974.  He worked for Oscar Meyer Co & Cargill - Excel in Beardstown, IL and Bartlow Brothers Meat Packing in Rushville, IL.  He later was a grounds keeper for the Rushville City Cemetery.  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military services by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U. S. Air Force Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Hope Blooms. 

                                                                                                   

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Gail
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Gail Ellen Surber, 75, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on July 10, 1940 in Blue Island, IL a daughter of the late Alden & Hila Howland Schulz.  She married Roy W. Surber, Jr. on June 21, 1959 in Lockport, IL.  He preceded her in death on September 20, 2012.  She is survived by a daughter, Tamara Welty & husband Brian of Rushville, IL; two grandchildren; Breanne Welty of Rushville, IL, Lindsey Driscoll & husband Sky of Silverdale, WA; three great grandchildren; Remington, Gage, Willow; a sister, Marsha O’Sullivan & husband Jim of Connecticut ; a brother, Jeff Schulz of Florida.  She and her husband were partners in Surber & Genseal Meat Processing for several years and she worked in the boot department at Farm King in Macomb, IL until retiring. She enjoyed bowling, golf & humming birds.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 20, 2016, at the Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Inurnment will follow in the Palm Cemetery west of Rushville.  Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program, 525 East Grant, Macomb, IL 61455.

                                                                                                     

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