Obituaries 

 

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

 

Listings:

Sharon Kay Hotson

Jackie Sue (Burcham) McGeehon

Donnie D. "Butch" Royer

Donald E. Shaw

Doris Haber-Rakovsky

Bert Alexander Ross III

 

 

IN MEMORY OF
Sharon
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Sharon K. Hotson, 76, 0f Rushville, IL passed away at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at her residence.  She was born on July 24, 1942 in Rushville, IL a daughter of the late James Kennedy & Ethel Irene Lambert Lawler.  She is survived by (1) son, Richard Hotson & spouse Stephen Teller of Lancaster, CA, (1) daughter, Kathy Bevier of Corning, CA, (2) grandsons, (1) great granddaughter.  She was a pharmacy technician.  Cremation has been accorded.  There will be no services. Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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"Jackie"
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 Jackie Sue (Burcham) McGeehon, 65, of Rushville, IL, went to be with the Lord at 7:56 p.m. Saturday, November 17, 2018 at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on October 4, 1953 in Decatur, IL to the late Jack & Dorothy Childress Burcham.  She married Randy McGeehon on May 25, 1982.  He survives along with (3) children, Nicholas McGeehon & Martha, Trevor McGeehon & D’Ann and Mathew Lofland, (4) grandchildren, Aubrey, Tanner, Campbell, Cooper.  She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Everly McGeehon.    Jackie was a loving wife, mother & grammy.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, reading and spoiling her dog Cooper.  Two services will be held to honor Jackie’s life.  A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p.m. at Elwin United Methodist Church in Elwin, IL on Sunday, November 25, 2018 with Rev. Sylvester Weatherall officiating.   It will be followed by a meal in the Fellowship Hall.  A second service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 in the Rushville First United Methodist Church in Rushville, IL with Rev. Matt Stevens officiating.  It will be followed by a meal in the Fellowship Hall. Memorials may be given to the forEverly foundation, a foundation that was created in memory of Jackie’s granddaughter, Everly.  Checks may be made payable to “The St. Louis Community Foundation fbo forEverly  foundation” and mailed to St. Louis Community Foundation, #2 Oak Knoll Park, Clayton, MO   63105 or give online by visiting https://stlgives.org/give-and selecting “forEverly foundation” in the drop down “Fund Designation” menu.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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"Butch"
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Donnie D. “Butch” Royer, 75, of rural Doddsville, IL, passed away at 4:31 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  He was born on December 7, 1942 in Macomb, IL a son of the late Richard & Bernetta Willey Royer.  He married Clarene Schrodt on June 10, 1961 in Industry, IL.  She survives along with (2) daughters, Brenda Greene & Joe of Salem, WI, Polly Hanson &  Van of Forest, VA, (2) grandchildren, Sarah Hanson, Sam Hanson both of Forest, VA, (1) half  brother, Todd Royer of Colchester, IL, (1) step sister, Ginger Miller of  Peoria, IL, (5) step brothers,  Randall Featherlin of Adair, IL, Rick Featherlin of California, Rod Featherlin of Littleton, IL, Ronald Featherlin of Bushnell, IL, Rex Featherlin of Industry, IL.  He was preceded in death by (3) brothers, Jerry Royer, Dannie Royer, Obie Royer and (1) step brother, Roger Featherlin.  Donnie graduated from Industry High School.   He was a farmer and owner & operator of Royer’s Meat Processing.  He later worked in maintenance and as a truck driver for Bridgeway and at Farm King both in Macomb, IL.  He served as President of the Doddsville Cemetery Board and also served on the Brooklyn Township Board. Donnie liked sports and played on the Brooklyn slow pitch baseball team.    He enjoyed working with his cattle and rarely lost a new born calf.  Donnie’s wife and family were the loves of his life.  His grandchildren, Sarah & Sam, were the apple of his eye.  He was known for his quick wit, sense of humor and being a prankster.  He was also known for telling his children & grandchildren tall tales. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. Larry Cortelyou officiating.  Interment will follow in Blackburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Don
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Donald E. Shaw, 73, of Rushville passed away at 11:09 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL.  He was born on August 24, 1945 in Rushville, IL a son of the late James Franklin & Jimina Irene Nell Shaw.  He married Connie Jo Gust on September 10, 1976 in Rushville, IL.  She survives along with a son, Daniel Shaw & wife Amy of Rushville, IL, two grandchildren, Kayde & Kaylee Shaw, two sisters, Becky Downs of Rushville, IL, Rose Shaw of New Berlin, IL, two aunts, Susie Kettering & husband Sid of Rushville, Judy Shaw of St. David, IL, one uncle, Roger Phillips & wife Kathy of St. David, IL, one sister-in-law, Karen Beghtol & husband Steve of Rushville, IL and numerous nieces & nephews.    He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1963.    He was an Air Force Veteran serving from 1963 to 1965.  He played fast pitch softball & was on the first Little League Team in Schuyler County.   He was a member of the Rushville First Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member of the Schuyler County Coon Hunters and Coyote Hunters Associations.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending his grandchildren’s events.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home. There will be no memorial services.   Memorials may be given to Rushville/Industry High School Boys Baseball or Girls Basketball Programs.

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Doris
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Doris Haber-Rakovsky, 97, of Venice FL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 6:35 p.m. Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Manor Care in Venice, FL.  She was born on April 4, 1921 in Frederick, IL a daughter of the late Oren J. & Lena L. Pritchett Smedley.  She married John Milton Haber on May 14, 1938 in Kahoka, MO.  He preceded her in death on September 13, 1998.  On January 26, 2001 she married Edward A. Rakovsky in Englewood, FL.  He also preceded her in death.  She is survived by her four children, Carol Ann Boyd & husband John of Venice, FL, Cynthia May Mummert & husband Jon of Astoria, IL, Cathy Sue Redshaw & husband William of Rushville, IL, John Paul Haber of Houston, TX, three grandsons, one granddaughter, two great granddaughters, one great grandson, one niece.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Shirley Louise Haber and a sister, Dorothy Virginia Thompson.  Doris was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  She was also a member and Past Worthy Matron of the Rushville Order of Eastern Star.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home with David Haney 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 the Rushville First United Methodist Church or Hope Blooms.

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Bert
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Bert Alexander Ross, III, 73, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 7:55 a.m. Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born June 27, 1945 in Long Beach, CA.  He was the son of the late Bert A. II & Metta  Reiley Ross.  He never married.  Surviving is his sister, Susan Jones & husband Ed of rural Rushville; (4) nieces, Metta Brown, Lana Parrish, Jamesie Zuniga, Sallie Graham, (5) great nieces, Metta Hammon, Alex Zuniga, Madison Zuniga, Jamie Zuniga, Ivy Zuniga, (3) great nephews, Cody Parrish, Jacob Brown, Justin Brown and many cousins.  He was preceded in death by his brother, James Reiley Ross.  He graduated from Woodland High School in Woodland, CA with the class of 1963.   He worked at a dealership as a mechanic during high school in Woodland.  He later worked as a janitor in Sacramento, CA over thirty years, where he had to ride a bus for twenty miles each day to get there.  After retirement he moved to Rushville due to ill health.  He was a member to the Rushville First Southern Baptist Church and a proud member of the Valecians Car Club in Woodland, CA.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Worthington Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Bunch officiating.  Interment will follow in Browning Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the Rushville First Southern Baptist Church.

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