Obituaries 

 

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

 

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Florence Ritchey

Neal E. Hartman

David John Lindsey

Maxine "Dutch" Stambaugh

Ruby L. Bryant

Sandra J. Jones

Linda Jane Andre

Victor Wayne Runkle

 

 

 

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Florence
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Florence Ritchey, 97, of Rushville, passed away at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  She was born on May 12, 1921 in Pierson, IA.  She was a daughter of the late Frank & Freida Neubauer Bierman.  She married Robert A. “Red” Ritchey on October 19, 1942 in Chicago, IL.  He preceded her in death on August 17, 1997.  She is survived by (2) sons; James Ritchey of Macomb, IL, Dennis Ritchey of Nashville, TN; (2) daughters; Linda Davis of Meredosia, IL,  Karen Taylor of Rushville, IL; (21) grandchildren; (28) great grandchildren; (7) great-great grandchildren; (1) sister; Doris Kintigls of Pierson, IA.  She was preceded in death by (3) children, Barbara Trone, Dean Ritchey, Peggy Lyttaker; (1) sister; Fern Woltman; (4) brothers; Francis, John & Wendell & Junior Bierman.  Florence worked 29 years as an aide at Snyder-Vaughn Haven Nursing Home in Rushville.  She was a member of the Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Sugar Grove North Cemetery with Rev. Terry Lucas officiating.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the Culbertson Hospital Foundation.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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Neal
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Neal Edwin Hartman, 83, of Rushville, IL passed away at 4:00 a.m. Saturday February 2, 2019 at the Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  He was born on May 12, 1935 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Bert W. & Mary Elizabeth Menely Hartman.  He married Phyllis J. “Jeanne” Etter on February 10, 1957 in Astoria, IL.  She preceded him in death on October 19, 2016.  He is survived by (4) daughters; Lisa Camerer of Rockford, IL, Lori Esther & Chet of Frederick, IL, Lynai Howell of Springfield, IL, Lonna Grenlund & Robert of Rushville, IL, (5) grandchildren; Ryan Esther, Chad Esther & Tanya, Amber Ashpaugh, Tyler Hartman & Ashley, Cole Grenlund & Lauren, (1) step-grandchild; Andrew Grenlund & Amanda,  (13) great grandchildren; Reese, Dyllan, Marley & Max Esther, Avery & Jocelyn Esther, Taylor Barnett, Camryn Koch, Tristan,  Blakely  & Landyn Hartman, Barrett & Emmary Grenlund, (2) step-great grandchildren; Will & Grace Grenlund, his special friend; Jean Barron.   He was preceded in death by a grandson, Derek Edward Grenlund & a son-in-law Charles Howell.  He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for many years until retiring.  He was a member and bartender at the Beardstown Elks Lodge #1007 for many years.  He was also a member of Rushville Moose Lodge #506.  Neal was an avid golfer & enjoyed traveling. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Charla Meyers officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Schuyler Humane Society. 

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John
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David John Lindsey, 62, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 5:44 p.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his residence.  He was born November 29, 1956 in Beardstown, IL.  He is the son of Dale E. & Sharon Painter Lindsey.  His parents survive along with four children, Victoria Lindsey Miller & husband Pete, David Lindsey, Saxon Lindsey. Uriah Lindsey; two brothers, Kent Lindsey & wife Chris of Delavan, IL, Carroll Lindsey of Delaware, OH; three sisters, Cynthia Durham of Peoria, IL, Coleen Kalb & husband Joe of  Peoria, IL, Melody Matthais & husband Dirk of Itasca, IL.  He was a lifelong carpenter retiring due to ill health.   John was a member of the San Jose United Methodist Church and Carpenters Local #644 in Pekin, IL.  He loved to fish.  A memorial service with inurnment will be in the Sheldons Grove Cemetery at a later date.  Memorials may be given to the Sheldons Grove United Methodist Church.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

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"Dutch"
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Maxine “Dutch” Stambaugh, 78, of Ray, IL, passed away at 11:35 a.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.  She was born on March 14, 1940 in Ray, IL a daughter of the late Dale Wilson Smith & Eleanor Maxine Smith.  She married Albert “Gene” Stambaugh on January 10, 1966 in Macomb, IL.  He preceded her in death on October 21, 1979.  She is survived by (1)  daughter, Marsha Bolton & husband Danny of Ray, IL, (1) granddaughter, Jessica Sargent & husband Josh of Rushville, IL, (1) grandson, Dalton Allsup, (4) great granddaughters, Addalynn Burget, Madelyn Sargent & Josie Sargent, Devan Sipes, (1) great-grandson Brayden Sipes.  (1) sister, Shirley Price, (1) brother, Bill Smith, several nieces & nephews, a best friend, Dee Shaw.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Vaughn, (2) sisters, Sally Asa, Patty Smith, (2) brothers, Jackson Smith, Keith Smith, Sr.  Dutch graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1958. She worked at Surber & Genseal Meat Processing, Houser Meats and several restaurants.  She retired in 1999 from Schuyler School District where she worked in the cafeteria for over 19 years.  She enjoyed growing flowers, fishing, mushroom hunting, coon hunting and watching her grandchildren & great granddaughters.    Her greatest love was her family and her dear friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Fritz officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Dalton Allsup or Addalynn Burget.

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Ruby
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Ruby Lucel Bryant, 80, of rural Rushville, IL, passed away at 3:40 a.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville.  She was born May 17, 1938 in Rushville, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Erle Wayne and Edna Maxine Kinman Lashbrook.  She married David Eugene Bryant April 12, 1958 in Rushville.  He survives along with her children, Tim Bryant & Janice of Rushville, Cindy Bryant-Reither of Beardstown; three grandchildren, Leah Reither, Fred Steven Reither, Vern Goldsmith; three brothers, Lewis Lashbrook & Tina of Table Grove, IL, Phillip Lashbrook of Rushville, Michael Lashbrook of Delaware; four sisters, Betty Richey & Willard of Vermont, IL, Martha Kay Bowman, Sheila Lashbrook, Rebecca Lewis all of Rushville.  She was preceded in death by an infant son, Steven Mark Bryant, her step-mother, Ruth Lashbrook, and a nephew, Petie Allen Lashbrook.  Ruby was a switch board operator for Bell Telephone in Astoria, was an in-home CNA for Cass County Health Dept. and was a companion for many elderly people. Ruby was a charter member of the Rushville Church of the Nazarene, a member of the Schuyler Jail Museum & Genealogy Center and a former member of the Audubon Society. She was a volunteer for Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. Ruby enjoyed bonding with her grandchildren, digging into her family history, pulling weeds and working with her flowers.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Jeremy Norton officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Rushville Church of the Nazarene or Cass-Schuyler Hospice.

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Sandy
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Sandra June Jones, 49, of Industry, IL, passed away at 5:10 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2019 at her residence in the arms of her loving husband.   She was born on January 26, 1970 in Rushville, IL a daughter of William R. & Mary Jean Miller Humphrey. She married Jack Jones on September 26, 2009 in Camp Point, IL at their favorite campground.  He survives along with her mother of Brooklyn, IL, (1) brother, Tommy Bo Curtis of Prairie City, IL, (2) sisters, Stephanie Burnelle of Crossville, TN, Erin Dowell of Stronghurst, IL, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and countless friends.  She was preceded in death by her father and her sister Jill Ann Duden.  Sandy was a caregiver her entire life, serving both young and old in any way she could.  She spent many years of employment at the Good Shepherd Home in Golden, IL and Timber Point in Camp Point, IL.  Her greatest love was her need to support her husband and her shadow and mini-me, Kenni. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Blackburn Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 1500 Rosecrans Ave, Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA   90266.

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Linda
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Linda Jane Andre, 84, of Flowood, MS, formerly of Rushville, IL and Springfield, IL, passed away at 4:18 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019, at Merit Health River Oaks Hospital in Flowood.  She was born January 27, 1934 in Rushville.  She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Vala Horney Andre.  Surviving is her daughter, Andrea Todd of Flowood, MS; a brother-in-law, Robert “Pete” Fulks of Rushville, IL; and several nieces, nephews & cousins.  She was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Stephens, Eileen Rexroat, Betty Fulks; and two brothers, Robert & Harold Andre.   Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University in Macomb and her Master’s Degree in Human Development Counseling from Sangamon State University in Springfield.  She taught in the Springfield Public Schools 35 years before retiring teaching second grade at Dubois School for much of her career.   She was a member of the Douglas Avenue United Methodist Church of Springfield. She was a support to her daughter when getting her doctorate in psychology in Springfield, MO and moved with her to jobs in Arkansas, Hawaii, South Carolina and Mississippi. She was a beloved teacher, Aunt, friend and mother. She enjoyed reading, watching TV, going out to eat, the theater, and bluegrass music.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 25, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Randy McGeehon officiating. Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st St., Suite 800, Miami, FL   33131.

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Wayne
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Victor Wayne Runkle, 93, of Springfield, IL, formerly of rural Schuyler County, passed away at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019 in Springfield Heritage Hospice.  He was born on August 22, 1925 in Littleton Twp., Schuyler Co., IL.  He was a son of the late Floyd & Mary Wells Runkle.  He married Shirley Jane Hillyer on October 16, 1945 in Rushville, IL.  She preceded him in death on February 15, 2015.  He is survived by (4) children; Dan Runkle & wife Debra of Dubuque, IA, Joan Runkle Hulet & husband Richard of Port Charlotte, FL, Ken Runkle & wife Lisa of Springfield, IL, Amy Runkle Mercer & husband Randy of Lexington, NC, (7) grandchildren; Tad Runkle, Sara Runkle & husband Gene Kennedy, Natalie Runkle, Hannah Mercer, Joseph Runkle, Cameron Mercer, Mia Mercer, (2) great grandchildren; Owen Kennedy & Julian Kennedy.  He was preceded in death by (7) siblings; Margaret Young, Vernon Runkle, Harold Runkle, Helen Royer, Ralph Runkle, Bobby Runkle & Betty Stratton.  Wayne was a graduate of Littleton High School.  He played semi-pro baseball and fast-pitch softball and is a member of the Schuyler County Fast-pitch Hall of Fame.  Wayne was a life-long Schuyler County farmer.  He and Shirley retired to Springfield, IL in 2010.  He volunteered with food drives & dinners at Springfield Kumler Outreach Center.  Wayne celebrated the 2016 World Series Championship after a lifetime of cheering on his beloved Cubbies.  His greatest joy in life was his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Don Goodenow & Rev. Bob Dykman officiating.  Interment will follow in Littleton Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday.  Memorials may be given to Kumler Outreach Ministries, 303 N. Grand Ave. East, Springfield, IL 62702.

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