Obituaries 

 

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Jeffrey Dwayne Downs

Fredric R. Henninger

Marjorie Lou Tyson

Bonnie A. Grafton

James R. Surratt, Sr.

 

 

 

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Jeff
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Jeffrey Dwayne Downs, 62, of Rushville, IL, passed away Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at his home.  He was born December 23, 1956 in Rushville.  He was the son of the late Ralph Dwayne and Rita Maxine Eckroy Downs.   Surviving are his daughters, Alexis Downs Murk & husband Michael of rural Rushville, Andria Downs of Macomb; his grandson, Knox Fletcher Murk; a brother, Mitch Downs & wife Lisa of Rushville; a sister, Marsha Downs Wells of Newport Beach, CA; and several aunts, uncles & cousins.  Jeff graduated from Rushville High School in 1975 where he excelled in sports.  He worked for M & M Vending for over twenty years and was a member of the Rushville Moose Lodge #506.  He played fast pitch softball and was third baseman on the traveling league Wells Fargo team that won the state AA title in 1981.  After he hung up his cleats, he played in several local pool leagues and enjoyed playing Spades with his friends.  He was an avid fan of college basketball and Major League Baseball.  He also enjoyed wearing silver and black in support of his favorite NFL team the Raiders. Jeff was most proud of the incredible women his daughters have become and their many achievements and accomplishments.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McGeehan officiating.  Interment will follow on the family lot in the Lawler Cemetery in Bainbridge Township, Schuyler Co., IL.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Culbertson Hospital Foundation.

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Fredric R. (Freddie) Henninger, 81, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 3:28 p.m.    Monday, March 11, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on December 4, 1937 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Jesse A. (Fred) & Edith Susan Long Henninger.  He married Sherry Poppenhager on December 20, 1959 at the Astoria Methodist Church.  She survives along with (2) sons, Douglas Henninger & wife Kara, Dennis Henninger, (1) daughter, Susan Ashcraft & husband Jamie all of Rushville, IL, (9) grandchildren, Matthew Henninger &wife Monica, Philip Esther, Casey Henninger, Taylor Henninger & companion Nathan Trent, Hannah Esther & companion Alvin Winner, Kaylin Henninger, Madalin DeMoss, Ellie Henninger, Sophia Henninger, (4) great grandchildren, Allison & Liam Henninger, Noah Trent, Juniper Esther, numerous nieces, nephews & cousins.    He was preceded in death by (1) sister, Patsy Lynn, (3) brothers, John, James & Andrew Henninger. He was a rural mail carrier for 37 years and a life-time farmer.  He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  He played softball for the Rushville Merchants Softball Team many years.  He was an avid Chicago Cubs & Bears fan.    He enjoyed playing pool, cards, and going to the casino with his friends.  Fred loved all of his grandchildren and looked forward to their visits. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McGeehon and Mr. David Haney officiating. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church or Rushville Youth Soccer League.

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Marjorie
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Marjorie Lou Tyson, 88, of Rushville, IL passed away at 2:11 p.m. Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Bickford Manor in Macomb, IL.  She was born on December 12, 1930 in Rushville, IL a daughter of the late Vaughn & Mabel Ritchey Anderson.  She married Jimmie Tyson on May 27, 1951 at the Rushville First Methodist Church. They were married for 64 years. He preceded her in death on March 18, 2016.  She is survived by (2) daughters; Ann Young of New Berlin, IL, Leah Skiles & Randy of Industry, IL, (3) grandchildren;  Jennifer Little & Randy of Rushville, IL, Brent Skiles & Laura of  Wynnewood,  PA, Chad Skiles & Carrie of Rushville, IL, (7) great grandchildren; Conner, MaKalee, Tyson, Ella, Gabe, Emma, Avery, (3) step-great grandchildren; Matt, Isaac & Josh, (1) brother; Robert Anderson & family of  Colorado.  She graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1948.  She assisted her husband, Jim, with his State Farm Insurance business before becoming an LPN at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  Marjorie was the first woman in the Rushville community to complete her private pilot’s license.  She was a member of the Central IL Chapter of the International Ninety-nines Women’s Pilot Organization.  Marjorie enjoyed crafting, flying, camping with her grandchildren, square dancing & traveling. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McGeehon officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.    Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church or Culbertson Hospital Foundation. 

 

 

 

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Bonnie
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Bonnie A. Grafton, 99, of rural Littleton, IL, passed away 12:45 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019, at Wesley Village Health Care in Macomb, IL.  She was born on March 21, 1919 a daughter of the late William & Myrtle Goodwin Eskew.  She married William Franklin Grafton on February 16, 1939 in Hannibal, MO.  He preceded her in death on December 23, 2004.  She is survived by (2) sons, Gene L. Grafton & wife Judy, Kevin A. Grafton & wife Tammy all of rural Rushville, (5) grandchildren, Michael Grafton & wife Rhonda, Cynthia Dotzert & husband Steve, Marcie Mitchell & husband Dan, Jason Grafton & wife Lorin, Melissa Grafton & fiancé Roy Atwater, (10) great grandchildren, Ethan, Caleb, Lindsey & Amanda Grafton, Abigail &  Matthew  Mitchell, Drake Dotzert & wife Ashley, Kent, Kash & Kassidy Grafton, (4) great-great grandchildren, Avery, Emma, Liam & Ella, (1) sister, Helen Mayfield of Jacksonville, IL and two nieces. She was preceded in death by (1) nephew.   Bonnie was a graduate of Brown County High School in Mt. Sterling, IL.  She was a farm wife, homemaker & world traveler.  She was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church, the Order of Eastern Star and the Schuyler-Brown Home Extension. She volunteered at the Schuyler Jail Museum & Genealogical Center.  She enjoyed making lap quilts for nursing home residents. She loved hosting family dinners, family reunions and traveling.  Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday March 2, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Wesley Village or MDH Hospice.

 

 

 

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Jim
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James Richard Surratt, Sr. 70, of Rushville, IL passed away at 12:37 p.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  He was born on April 8, 1948 in Jacksonville, IL a son of the late Melvin Sylvester Sr. & Helen Virginia Alexander Surratt.  He married Millie Jane Hull on August 29, 1969 in Virginia, IL.  She survives along with (3) sons, James R. Surratt, Jr. of Rushville, IL, Jerry A. Surratt of Chandlerville, IL, Jesse L. Surratt of Pleasant View, IL, (8) grandchildren, Sarah Jane Surratt, Cody Allen Surratt, Samantha Nicole Surratt, Sabrina L. Surratt, Remington A. Surratt, Blaine M. Lyons, Blair M. Lyons, Hayden D. Surratt, (11) great grandchildren, (3) brothers, Melvin S. Surratt & wife Linda of Jerseyville, IL, Donald W. Surratt of Ashland, IL, Danny R. Surratt & wife Rose of Anthony, NM, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) brothers, Jackie & Emil Surratt, (2) sisters, Kathy Long & Darlene Marshall.  He graduated from Ashland with the class of 1967. He then served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War from 1967-1969.  He worked at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, IL until their closing.  He then worked at Bill’s Truck Wash in Beardstown, IL and at Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He retired from NTN Bower in Macomb, IL.  He enjoyed shooting muzzle loaders, deer hunting, riding four wheelers and helping the boy’s ball teams.   His greatest love was his family.    Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Larry DeShea officiating. Interment will follow in Chapin Cemetery in Chapin, IL with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honors Detail & the Combined Veteran’s Ceremonial Team.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to McDonough District Hospital in Home Health Care Program.



 

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