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Ralph Dwayne Downs
Lowell Keith Higgins
Gail Ellen Surber
IN MEMORY OF
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
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.
IN MEMORY OF
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.
IN MEMORY OF
“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
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.
IN MEMORY OF
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
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.