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Donna J. Taylor

Hallie Marie Ford

Billy Arnold

 

 

 

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Donna
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Donna Jean Taylor, 82, of Rushville, IL passed away at 2:15 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Heritage Health Care & Nursing Center in Mt. Sterling, IL.   She was born on November 13, 1936 in Rushville, IL a daughter of the late Orval & Elsie Tomlinson Icenogle.  She married Raymond Taylor on August 19, 1973 in Rushville, IL.  He survives along with (2) daughters, Vicky Thomas & husband Tony of Arenzville, IL, Misty DeVore  & husband Rodger of Bluffs Springs, IL, (2) sons, Tracy Brasel & wife Lori of Beardstown, IL, Nick Brasel & wife Cindy of  Beardstown, IL, (1) step-daughter, Tracy (1) step-son, Brian Taylor both of St. David, IL, (6) grandchildren, Katrina Thomas, Amanda Hoxie & husband Jerry, Chris Brasel, Ryan Fleming, Sophie DeVore, Andrea Flynn, (5) great grandchildren,  Melissa, Hailey, Austen, Brayden, A. J., numerous nieces & nephews.  She was preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Icenogle, a sister-in-law, Dorothy Icenogle and an uncle, Clint Tomlinson.  Donna was a waitress in Virginia, IL and Worked at the Campus Inn in Beardstown, IL.  She was police dispatcher for the City of Beardstown for over ten years.  She enjoyed dancing with the love of her life; Ray. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fritz 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 Alzheimer’s Association Quincy Area Branch, 639 York St., Room 200, Quincy, IL   62301.

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Hallie
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Hallie Marie Ford, 82, of Rushville, IL, formerly of Smithfield, IL, passed away at 9:50 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Center in Beardstown, IL.  She was born on May 24, 1937 in Moroa, IL a daughter of the late Corbin & Evelyn Bowden Baldwin.   She married Harry Ford on July 18, 1954 in Lewistown, IL.  Surviving are her husband of Rushville, IL,  (2) daughters, Becky M. Briney of Rushville, IL  Cindy Byrum & husband Todd of Mt. Pleasant, IA, (2) sons, Rodney Ford of Rushville, IL, Gregory Ford & wife Becky of Ogden, UT, (1) daughter-in-law, Tina Ford of Canton, IL, (21) grandchildren,  (28) great grandchildren, (3) great-great grandchildren, (1) brother, Richard Baldwin & wife Harriet of Smithfield, IL.  She was preceded in death by (1) son, Virgil Ford, (1) great granddaughter, (4) brothers, (3) sisters.  She was a life-long housewife & homemaker.  She enjoyed sewing, embroidery & gardening.  She was active in volunteer work, receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award in 2005. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. David Long officiating. Interment will follow in Baughman Cemetery in Smithfield, IL.  Visitation will be held Friday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to her family.

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Billy
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Billy Arnold, 96, of Quincy, IL, formerly of Littleton and Rushville, passed away at 2:10 a.m. Thursday, May 30, 2019, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy.  He was born July 17, 1922 in Chicago, IL.  He was the son of the late Ira Russell and Mary Moore Arnold.  He married Minnie Stivers Dupoy December 11, 1991 in Rushville by Rev. C. W. Malone.  They had dated for over 40 years.  Minnie passed away November 1, 2008.  Surviving are two step sons, Charles Dupoy & wife Judy, and Gary Dupoy all of Rushville, four step grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, two step great-great grandchildren, two brothers, Chet Arnold of Hettick, IL, Tom Arnold of Gibson, Florida, one sister, Florence Dunn of East Moline, IL. He was preceded in death by four brothers & three sisters.  His family lived west of Littleton and as a child he liked to play in Brushy Creek.  He attended Hazel Dell country school and graduated from Rushville High School in 1942. After WWII broke out Bill enlisted in the U.S. Navy on August 27, 1942.  He worked at Caterpillar in Peoria, farmed and operated a salvage business for many years. He was a member of the Littleton United Methodist Church.  Billy enjoyed taking his meals at Hardees, drinking coffee with his many friends and telling stories.  His communication was hampered a great deal by his lack of hearing but his friends were patient and listened to this man who was a wealth of knowledge and history.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Kirkham officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military rites by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a U.S. Navy Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Littleton United Methodist Church.

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