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Maxine L. Jackson
Thomas L. Partin
Ansel R. Bartlett
IN MEMORY OF
James L. Vancil, 81, of Rushville, IL passed away at 6:55 p.m.,
Monday, August 25, 2014 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.
He was born on October 26, 1932 in Bainbridge Twp.,
Schuyler Co., IL. He was a son of the Leo & Adra Bellomy Vancil.
He married Louise Gabbert on June 28, 2013 in Rushville,
IL. She survives along
with his mother; Adra Vancil of Rushville, IL, (3) daughters;
Nancy Vancil of Hillsboro, AL, Carol Tipton of & Ernie of
Huntsville, AL, Leslie Vancil of
Nashville, TN, (2) step daughters; Suann DeWitt
& Josh of Oak Ridge, MO, Katrina Kirkham of Quincy, IL,
(4) grandchildren; James McFerrin, Meaghan McFerrin, Keenan
Tipton, Brennan Tipton, (5) step grandchildren; Logan DeWitt,
Abby DeWitt, Daphne Kirkham, Justin Kirkham, Tristan Kirkham. He
was preceded in death by his father & 2 grandsons; Justin
Tipton, Cameron Tipton.
He was a U. S. Air Force Korean Veteran.
He grew up farming with his father before working for
Motorola. Later he
worked for Infodetics, transferring from Mosler Safe Company in
Cincinnati, OH. In 1977
he started working for SCI from which he retired in 2003.
After retirement he enjoyed gardening, woodworking,
fishing, hiking & traveling.
He really liked being a host at various campgrounds &
meeting all the many travelers. His favorite thing to do was
spend time with his family & many friends.
A celebration of his
life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6, 2014, at
Schuy-Rush Park Lion’s Pavilion.
Memorials may be given to Hope Blooms. Worthington
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
IN MEMORY OF
Harris, 80, of Joliet, IL, passed away on October 31, 2013 at
Edward Hines VA Hospital in Chicago, IL.
He was born on January 16, 1934 in Ray, IL a son of the
late Glenn Douglas & Bertha Jones Harris.
He is survived by (4) daughters; Laura Joyce of Joliet,
IL, Glenda Delsasso of Longview, WA, Terri Klinder of Minooka,
IL, Tina Nunez of Chicago, IL, (13) grandchildren; (6) great
was preceded in death by (1) grandson; Michael Joyce, (2) infant
brothers; (2) sisters.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He worked for US
Steel for over 30 years before retiring in 1984. Military
graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 15,
2014 at Sugar Grove North Cemetery by Schuyler American Legion
Post #4. Inurnment
will follow. The
Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
IN MEMORY OF
Maxine Kelly, 91, of Rushville, IL passed away at
3:20 a.m., Monday, August 4, 2014 at Culbertson Memorial
Hospital in Rushville.
She was born on January 20, 1923 in Bainbridge Twp., Schuyler
Co., IL. She was a
daughter of the late Sherman & Olive Ward Drawve.
She married Oleathe Kelly on November 27, 1947 in
Rushville, IL. He
preceded her in death on December 28, 2004.
After graduating from Rushville High School Maxine began
working at Vedder’s Drug Store.
When the business became Moreland & Devitt Drug Store she
remained as a pharmacy technician until she retired in 1983.
In the 42 years of working there she saw many changes in
Maxine enjoyed going to antique & dog shows.
Her favorite thing to do was visit with her many friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday,
August 7, 2014 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Akins
& Mr. David Haney officiating.
Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of
services on Thursday.
Memorials may be given to Schuyler Senior Center or Rushville
First Presbyterian Church.
IN MEMORY OF
Maxine Louise Jackson, 98, of Rushville, IL
passed away at 4:55 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at McDonough
District Hospital in Macomb, IL.
She was born on February 20, 1916 in Burnside, IL the
daughter of the late Leonard & Hazel Browning Grate.
She married Francis W. “Jack” Jackson on March 16, 1936
in Carthage, IL. He
preceded her in death on December 30, 2003.
She is survived by (1) daughter; Shirley Thrash & husband
Andrew “Ace” of Rushville, IL, (2) granddaughters; Monica
Shepherd & husband Ron of Rushville, IL, Janice Workman &
husband Mike of Mt. Carmel, IL, (4) great grandchildren; Andy
Kerr & wife Amy, Angy Hardy & husband Brian, Toni Workman, Brian
Workman, (2) step great grandchildren; Jim Shepherd & wife Tina,
Ronda Fried & husband Corey, (2) great-great grandchildren;
Alexis Hardy, Paxton Kerr, (5) step great-great grandchildren;
Dilynn Eifert, Dalton, Jennifer & Julie Shepherd, Emma Fried.
She was preceded in death by (1) daughter; Sandra Ufen,
(1) brother; Joseph Grate, (1) sister; Mildred Grate.
Maxine worked at the Mi-Deare Shop, Beardstown Mills &
Bob Hardwick Construction Co. She was also a licensed real
estate agent. She was a
member of the First Congregational United Church of Christ in
Beardstown and attended the Rushville First United Methodist
Church. Maxine enjoyed
working in her flower bed and loved being with her grandchildren
who knew her as “Grandma Jack.”
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at
Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Grant Armstrong
Interment will follow in Beardstown City Cemetery.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist
Church Youth Group.
IN MEMORY OF
Partin, 51, of Rushville, IL, passed away at10:28 p.m. on
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at his residence.
He was born on June 28, 1963 in Llano, TX a son of the
late Jerry & Patsy Latham Partin.
He married Maureen Black Heaton on April 7, 2012 in
Silver Sands Beach, Jamaica.
She survives along with, (1) son; Thomas Partin, Jr. of
Olney, TX, (3) step-sons; Kemoy Williams of
Duncans, Jamaica, Demoy
Cardoza of Atlanta, GA, Desmond Cardoza of Rushville, IL, (4)
brothers; Marvin Partin of Purdon, TX, Billy Partin of Llano,
TX, Kenny Partin of Richland, TX, Douglas Partin of Granite
Shoals, TX. He
worked at Rushville Collision Center as an auto mechanic.
He was a member of the Rushville Free Methodist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday,
August 6, 2014 at the Rushville Free Methodist Church with Rev.
Greg Fish officiating.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of
services on Wednesday.
Memorials may be given to The Rushville Free Methodist
Church or to his family.
IN MEMORY OF
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
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
IN MEMORY OF
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
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.