Obituaries 

 

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Robert Eugene Stauffer

Norma Sue Lindsey

Herschel F. “Bud” Hull

Norma Lee Brough

Robert L Young

Dr. Gordon Devere Stephens

 

 

 

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Robert Eugene Stauffer, 94, of Rushville, IL died Friday, March 17, 2023 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born in Rushville, IL on December 16, 1928, the son of the late Harry Byron & Dorothy Eleanor (Venters) Stauffer.  He married Nancy (Stephens) Stauffer on December 25, 1948 at the First United Methodist Church in Rushville, IL.  He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Nancy of Rushville, two sons,  Michael Allen (wife Karen) Stauffer of Rushville  and their children Kristen Michelle (husband Eric) Streeter of Mahomet, IL and son, Grant Alan Rexroat of Indianapolis and Eric Ryan (wife Melissa) Stauffer of Rushville and their daughter, Amelia Elizabeth; Gary Robert Stauffer of Macomb, IL and his children Feana Kara (husband Jason) Nevel of Springfield, IL and their daughter, Emaline Malea, and Breann Rose (husband Matt) Weaver of Colchester, IL and their children Easton David & Jaxon Robert; a sister-in-law Birdie Stauffer of Boles, AR; two nephews, Jimmie (wife Aria) of Venus, TX and Steve (wife Audrey) of Grapevine, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother; James Evan Stauffer, his sister; Nancy Lynne Stauffer and niece Cindy Moxley-Martinez.  Bob spent the first 14 years of life in the village of Oceola in Eastern Schuyler County (also known as Bader), moving to Rushville in 1943.  He graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1946.  He was active in football and was the captain of the track team.  In high school he worked at Mickleberrys and stoked the fire for Owen Jackson’s Shoe Store before school.  He enlisted in the United States Army Corps in October 1946 and served during the Cold War Era.  He was trained as an instructor in jet engine technology with General Motors in Indianapolis, IN and General Electric in Lynn, Massachusetts.  He trained pilots and mechanics in the theory of jet propulsion and maintenance of the jet engines that were just coming in to service.  He was a member of a B-45 Mobile Training Unit, the world’s first jet bomber, attached to the 47th Bomb Group, 12th Air Force.  He served at Chanute AFB in Rantoul, IL, Biggs AFB in El Paso, TX and Barksdale LA AFB.  After discharge on October 2, 1949, Bob started working life as a turkey plucker at Cudahy Packing, then worked for Green Coal Co. in Western, IL, Walter Houston Painting, McGraw Edison of Macomb and L.A. Ward Construction of Rushville.  Later he worked at the Rushville Post Office retiring as a supervisor in 1989. He served on the Rushville Public Library Board, Schuy-Rush Park Board and Schuyler County Food Basket.  He was an advisor for Explorer Post 35.  He was a Rules of the Road instructor for 20 years.  After retirement he became a private pilot and had some skydiving training.  He was also a member of AOPA, NRA and Schuyler Shooters.  He enjoyed cat fishing, furniture refinishing and chair caning. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Stacy Tomich officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Military Honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and U. S. Air Force Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to First United Methodist Church, Schuyler County Food Basket or Rushville Public Library. 

 

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Norma Sue Lindsey, 89, of Astoria, IL passed away at 10:08 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Heritage Health in Beardstown, IL.  She was born on April 2, 1933 in Astoria, IL a daughter of the late John Vincent “Tom” & Ersle Thomas Ray.  She married Harold Dean Lindsey on December 25, 1953 in Astoria, IL.  He preceded her in death on September 13, 1999.  She is survived by (4) children; Randy Lindsey & wife Melanie of Havana, IL, Jody Worthington & husband Jim, of Rushville, IL, Roger Lindsey of Astoria, IL, Judy Beaird of Rushville, IL, (8) grandchildren; several great grandchildren, (1) sister; Marianne Johnson of Macomb, IL, (2) sisters-in-law; Sharon Lindsey, Melba Lindsey both of Astoria, IL.  She was preceded in death by (1) infant sister; Nancy Ray. She worked at Bob’s Dairy Dipper and the Astoria Care Center for several years. Sue was a member of the Astoria Christian Church where she helped with the youth ministries and funeral meals.  She delivered meals with the Senior Center. She enjoyed hosting Sunday dinners, family birthdays, pool parties & holidays.   Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 2023 in the Astoria Christian Church with Matt Thiner officiating.  Interment will follow in Astoria Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL.  Memorials may be given to the Astoria Fire & Rescue or Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice.

 

 

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Herschel F. “Bud” Hull, 68, of Rushville, IL passed away at 1:25 a.m. Thursday, March 9, 2023 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  He was born on August 19, 1954 a son of the late Forrest & Rose Schwalb Hull.  He is survived by (2) brothers; Orvel Hull & wife Anita, Ben Hull & wife Katrina all of Rushville, IL, (3) sisters; Helen Thompson & husband Craig of Rushville, IL, Deborah Hocker & husband Todd of Macomb, IL,  Ann Coats & husband Duke of Rushville, IL, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) brothers; Byron Hull, Roy Hull, (1) sister; Millie Surratt.    He graduated from Beardstown High School and worked at Feigl’s Grocery Store, Trinity Tank Clinic and IL Glove Factory all in Beardstown.  He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. Cremation has been accorded.  Private services will be held at a later date.

 

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Norma Lee Brough, 89, of Brooklyn, IL passed away at 10:55 a.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at her home.  She was born on May 15, 1933 in Hancock Co., IL a daughter of late Arthur & Bertha Umphrey Downey.  She married Donald Brough on May 15, 1950 in Macomb, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 3, 2023.  She is survived by  (1) son; Kevin Brough of Guinea,  (2) daughters; Cathy  Myers & Meredith of Augusta, IL, Cari Hillyer & Rod of Macomb, IL, (8) grandchildren, (8) great-grandchildren; (4) step-grandchildren; (3) great-great-grandchildren, (1) sister; Joyce Van Fleet of Blandinsville, IL.    She was preceded in death by, (1) son; Todd Brough, (1) brother; William “Bill” Downey, (1) sister; Betty Shelley.   Norma was a  life-long homemaker & farmed with her husband for many years. Norma enjoyed her family, farming, word puzzles crafting and sewing.  Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, March 6, 2023 at Rushville City Cemetery with David Haney officiating. Interment will follow.   There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to Littleton Rescue Squad. 

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Robert L Young, 83 of Rushville, Illinois passed away on February 22, 2023 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.  He was born August 25, 1939 in Hannibal, Missouri.  The son of the late Luther and Ruby Chapman Young.   He married Peggy Curless Schisler on February 14, 1976 in Rushville, Illinois.  Peggy preceded him in death.  He is survived by Pamela Watts and her husband, Dennis, of Nebo, Illinois; Robert Lee Young, and his wife, Viola, of Wilsonville, Illinois; and Rick Schisler and his wife, Debra, of Chandler Arizona.  Grandchildren include:  Jackie W, Ryan, Isaiah, Austin Y., Parker, Vaden, Austin W., Benji, Chris and Jacqueline and fifteen great-grandchildren.   He is also survived by sister-in-law, Norma Smith of Rushville and her family Sue and Rick Boyd, Katie and Kyle Peacock of Rushville and JR Boyd of Tampa, FL. Bobby graduated from Hannibal High School in Hannibal, Missouri.  He soon joined the US Army where he served as a combat medic completing numerous missions during the Vietnam War.  He later worked at Oscar Mayer in Beardstown, Illinois and retired after nearly forty years of service.  He enjoyed spending time with family, visiting flea markets, and looking at antiques.  He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and loved the Green Bay Packers.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date.  Interment will be at the Rushville City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given to Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  

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Dr. Gordon Devere Stephens, 89, of Rushville, IL passed away at 4:45 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2023, at The Bickford of Macomb, IL surrounded by his family.  He was born on February 5, 1934 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Carter & Madeline Settles Stephens.  He married his high school sweetheart Rosemary Dutton, who was his loving wife of 67 years, on August 7, 1955 at the Rushville First Presbyterian Church.  She survives along with (2) daughters; Mary Stephens-Reynolds & husband Murray, Lori Reese all of Rushville, IL, (1) grandson; Ryan Reese, of Tampa, FL, (1) step grandson JD Reynolds & family of Springfield, IL,  several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by (3) brothers; Donald, Harold & Richard Stephens.  He was a graduate of Rushville High School.  He held the free-throw record at Pontiac, IL when competition included all divisions.  Gordon earned his professional degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic from the National College of Chiropractic in Chicago, IL.  After graduation he practiced with his father-in-law, Dr. W. J. Dutton until opening his own practice, Stephens Chiropractic in Beardstown, IL.  He operated his practice for over forty years before retiring in 1998.  He was a life-long member of the Rushville First Presbyterian Church where he served as Elder and Sunday School Superintendant.  He was also a member of Rushville Masonic Lodge #9 AF & AM, Ansar Shrine, Elks Lodge #1007, Rushville Moose Lodge #506, Kiwanis Club, 22 Club and St. Petersburg Country Club in St. Petersburg, FL.  He was an avid golfer and a long time member of the Scripps Park Golf Course where he played in the Wednesday Night Men’s League for many years.  He was thrilled to accomplish two holes-in-one.  He enjoyed traveling with his family to many states, as well as travel abroad. He looked forward to annual fall/winter trips to St. Pete Beach, FL and summer trips to the Ozarks.  His cherished memories also include a golf trip to Scotland with all of his brothers and a 50th Anniversary trip to Ireland.   Gordon loved every moment spent with his family and friends.  His true passion was attending his grandson’s activities, honors, commencements and sports, and he took great pride in all of his successes.  Gordon was inspirational, enduring physical challenges after several strokes while maintaining his great faith, sense of humor and positivity.  He will be greatly missed. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Rushville First Presbyterian Church with David Eyler officiating.  Inurnment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with Masonic Rites by Rushville Lodge #9 AF & AM.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First Presbyterian Church, Scripps Park Golf Course or Shriners Children’s Hospital. 

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