Obituaries 

 

Obituaries are listed on our site as part of our services with the consent of the families. 

Listings:

Barbara Jeanne Bartlett

Mary Lou Phillips

Clela Sprinkle

Lisa A. McAnally

Clarence "Dusty" Norton, Jr.

 

 

 



IN MEMORY OF

Jeanne
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Barbara Jeanne Bartlett, 87, of Rushville, IL passed away at 10:35 p.m. Friday, August 19, 2016 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on April 8, 1929 in Northbrook, IL, a daughter of the late Vernon E. & Hildreth Ashwood Barnes.  She married Ansel Ross Bartlett on May 14, 1949 in Hillsboro, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 27, 2014.  She is survived by (4) sons, Ronald Barnes Bartlett & wife Marsha of Rushville, IL, Randall Earnest Bartlett of Appleton, WI, Rodrick Alan Bartlett of Rushville, IL, Robert Bruce Bartlett & wife Crystal of Rushville, IL, (7) grandchildren, Amanda Stoll, Ross Bartlett, Matthew Bartlett, Grace Bartlett, Austi Emerick, Bronson Bartlett, Jagger Bartlett, (2) great grandchildren, Madeline Stoll, Makenzie Stoll.  She was preceded in death by (1) daughter-in-law, Suzanne Bartlett, (1) sister, Marilyn Stephens, (1) brother, Byron A. Barnes. She graduated from Rushville High School in 1947 and MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL with a B.A. Degree, majoring in Art and English.    After graduation she was a substitute art teacher in Rushville High School for several years.  Jeanne & Ansel moved to the family farm in 1950 where they farmed and raised four boys.   She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church serving on the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Women’s Society and a former Sunday school teacher and Bible School Art Director.  Jeanne was also active in the Rushville Federation of Women, Chapter AL, P.E.O., Jayetts and served as past president of each of these organizations.  She was also a member of the Hospital Auxiliary Volunteers for Meals on Wheels.  Her favorite hobby was collecting & restoring antiques & contemporary dolls.  Jeanne enjoyed spending time with her friends, family gatherings, cookouts at the Bartlett cabin, attending her son’s sporting events and especially loved babysitting her grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at Rushville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Grant Armstrong and Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church.

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Mary Lou
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Mary Lou Phillips, 87, of Rushville, IL passed away at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at her residence.  She was born on February 22, 1929 in Woodstock Twp., Schuyler Co., IL a daughter of the late Wesley & Myrtle Rittenhouse Paisley.  She married Richard Dale Phillips on June 20, 1953 at the Rushville First Methodist Church.  He preceded her in death on December 23, 2003.  She is survived by (1) son, Steven D. Phillips & Diana of  Arlington, VA,  (1)  daughter, Gina K. Priewe & Mark of Lanark, IL, (5) grandchildren, Matthew Priewe, Kara Robbins, Cameron Priewe, Brandy Patch, Bridget Patch, (4)  great grandchildren, (1) sister, Norma Rowland of Rushville, IL, several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by (4) sisters, Doris Logan, Evelyn Akers, Minnie Stephens, Vera Crockett, (3) brothers, Kenneth Paislcy, Jack Paisley, Lyle Paisley.  Mary Lou was a graduate of Rushville High School with the class of 1946.  She and her husband were life-long farmers.  She was also a bookkeeper for two years and a legal secretary for seven years.   She was associated with the Rushville First Methodist Church. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, August 22, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with 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 Monday.  Memorials may be given to Hope Blooms.

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Clela
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Clela M. Sprinkle, 91, of Littleton, IL passed away at 10:12 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rushville, IL.  She was born on April 25, 1925 in Littleton, IL.  She was a daughter of the late Otis & Beulah Dupuy Gorsuch.  She married Clifford Sprinkle on November 14, 1943 in Littleton, IL.  He preceded her in death on February 2, 1999.  She is survived by her son, Chris Sprinkle & Linda of Littleton, IL; a granddaughter, Kelly Knous and great granddaughter, Taylor Knous both of Rushville, IL.  She was preceded in death by a sister, Blanche Butcher, two brothers, Marshall Gorsuch, Harold Gorsuch.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Burial will follow in Littleton Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services on Thursday.  Memorials may be given to Littleton Fire Department.

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Lisa
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Lisa Ann Miller McAnally, 55, of Rushville, IL passed away at 9:47 p.m. Thursday, August 11, 2016 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL.  She was born on September 22, 1960, in Oak Park, IL, a daughter of Bobbie Gene & Shirley Sipes Miller.  She married Mike McAnally on October 5, 1979 at the Rushville First Christian Church.  He survives along with her mother Shirley Miller of Adair, IL,  (2) sons, Lonnie McAnally & wife Lindsy of Petersburg, IL, Matthew McAnally & wife Jana of Rushville, IL,  (4) grandchildren; Jacob, Lauryn, Isaac, Lane McAnally, (3) brothers; Kevin Miller & wife Tonia of Littleton, IL, Brian Miller & wife Sylvan of Colchester, IL, Craig Miller & wife Stacey of Rushville, IL, (1) sister, Rhonda Cameron & husband Wayne of Macomb, IL,  several nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by her father, Bobbie Miller. She worked in the shipping department at Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling, IL.  Her hobbies were campfires & fishing (with pink worms only), motorcycle riding with her husband & friends.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.  Whenever anything went wrong or there was a difficulty of any kind Lisa always liked to say “Thanks Obama!”  Private family services will be held at the Rushville First Southern Baptist Church with Rev. Stephen Bound officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, August 15, 2016 at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.

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"Dusty"
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Clarence  “Dusty” Norton Jr., 72, of Rushville, IL passed away at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL.  He was born on May 31, 1944 in Spickard, MO a son of the late Clarence A. Norton, Sr. & Mary L. Gott.  He was married to Jan Daly Provost, Susan Ard and last to Elaine Fulcher Thornton.  He is survived by (5) daughters; Crystal Norton of Mt. Sterling, IL, Kimberly Brackett of Maine, Lynne Shelton of Rushville, IL, Suzy Hammond of Rushville, IL, Brenda King of Quincy, IL, (2) sons; David Clough of New Hampshire, Tommy Thornton of Springfield, IL, several grandchildren including Lilly Ham, (3) brothers; George Norton & wife Shirley of Alamo, TX, Danny Norton & wife Lou Ann of Rushville, IL, Richard Norton of Jacksonville, IL, (1) sister; Suzie Smith & husband Paul of Virginia, IL, many nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (1) son; Rodney Clough.   He was a painter and carpenter who did odd jobs in and around Rushville for many years. Dusty always had a smile & a handshake for everyone.  He enjoyed playing solitaire at home and listening to Willie Nelson. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the home of his brother, Danny, at rural route Rushville.  Another remembrance will be held at Rick & Rich’s Tap on Saturday, August 6, 2016.  Inurnment will be in Ebenezer Cemetery, southeast of Rushville, at a later date. Memorials may be given to his family. 

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