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Robert Gene "Bobby" Orr

Gary A. "Ike" Mathis

Terry A. Leverton

Phoebe Jane Jackson

 

 

 

 

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"Bobby"

Robert Gene “Bobby” Orr, 63, of Rushville, IL passed away at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017, at the V.A. Iowa Health Care Center in Des Moines, IA. He was born on April 2, 1954 in Macomb, IL.  He was a son of the late Bobby Gene & Marilyn Fordyce Orr.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 23, 2017 in Harris Cemetery at Table Grove, IL.  Inurnment will follow with military honors by Ipava American Legion Post #17 and U. S. Marine honors detail.  There will be no visitation.  The Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 



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"Ike"
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Gary A. “Ike” Mathis, 71, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017, at his residence. He was born on December 15, 1945 in Woodstock Twp, Schuyler Co., IL.  He was the son of the late Lyle & Verna Hopping Mathis.  He married Melissa Coffman on July 27, 1968 in Stonington, IL.  She survives along with (2) sons, Luke Mathis & wife Sadie of Divernon, IL, Josh Mathis of Rushville, IL, (2) daughters, Beth Oeser of Rushville, IL, Lori Prather & husband Matthew of Rushville, IL, (11) grandchildren, Amber Logan & Scott of Rushville, IL, Kailey Elliott & Michael of La Jolla, CA, Kendra Ward of Edwardsville, IL, Gretchen Ward, Erin Herbster, Eric Prather, Jadyn Prather, Trace Prather all of Rushville, IL, Verna Jane Mathis, Etta Jean Mathis, Clinton Lovens all of Divernon, IL, (2) great grandchildren, Jase Allen Logan, Gracelynn Vesta Crook both of Rushville, IL, (2) sisters, Hazel Geer of Tucson, AZ, Edie Buckalew & Terry of Browning, IL, (1) aunt, Geri Stevens of Rushville, IL, (4) nieces & nephews who were like his own children, Stephania Murrell & Brad, Jason Meyer all of Browning, IL, Lacey Meyer & Mike, Mike Mathis both of Rushville, IL, (2) granddogs, Otis Mathis & Kevin Elliott.  He was preceded in death by (1) son, Andrew Allen Mathis, (1) daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Mathis, (1) grandson, Clayton Ward, (1) brother, Kenneth “Shorty” Mathis, (2) brother-in-laws, Ronald (Hockey) Meyer, Charles Geer, (2) nephews, Shawn Meyer, Ronnie (JR) Meyer.  Gary graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1963. He served in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1968.  He was an independent logger until 1994.  He then worked maintenance at L&N Industries for 19 years until retiring in 2013.  Gary (Ike) was a genuinely good person who never knew a stranger and liked everyone!  He cared about his family like no other.  He enjoyed the gambling boat, watching stock car racing, and bull riding.  He loved his outdoor swing and being surrounded by his family. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Rushville with Father Adam Stimpson officiating.  Interment will follow in Browning Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and an Army Honors detail.    Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Carcinoid Tumor Research. 

 

 

 



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Terry
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Terry A. “Maynard” Leverton, 57, of Rushville, IL, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Friday, September 29, 2017, at his residence.  He was born on September 29, 1960 at Monmouth, IL.  He was a son of the late Charles H. & Rose Anna Taylor Leverton.  He married Lori Taylor on April 7, 1984 in Rushville.  She survives along with (2) sons, Terry Joe Leverton, Samuel Ray Leverton both of Rushville, (1) daughter, Anna Pilger & Bobby of Astoria, IL, (10) grandchildren, (1) brother, Russell Leverton & Susan, (2) sisters, Jessie Gustafson & Mike of Rushville, IL, Barbara Gustafson of Beardstown, IL. He was preceded in death by (3) brothers, Samuel, Charles & David Leverton, (1) sister, Marilyn Bean. Terry graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1979.  He was a Navy veteran serving from 1979 to 1982. He was a carpenter working out of Union Local #270 until his retirement in 2015.   He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the St. Louis Cardinals, NASCAR and most of all spoiling his grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. Craig Stevens officiating.  Interment will follow in Christian Neck Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a Navy Honors Detail.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.  Memorials may be given to Great River Honor Flight.

 

 

 



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Phoebe
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Phoebe Jane Jackson, 70, of Macomb, IL, passed away at 1:40 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Cedar Village Long Term Care in Ness City, KS.  She was born October 1, 1946 in Rushville, IL daughter of the late Marcus L. & Henrietta Campbell Robinson.  She is survived by (3) sons Ricky Jackson &  Colleen of Macomb, IL; Billy Jackson & Carol of Macomb, IL; and Rodney Jackson of Roseville, IL;  (1) daughter Marce McGovern & Michael of Beeler, KS;  (11) grandchildren,  Justin, Cody & Dylan McGovern, Dalton, Michaela, Skyler, Allison, Meagan, Bailey, Reece & Delaney Jackson; (2) great grandchildren Lexie & Jasmine McGovern; (1) Sister Doris Distefano & Charles of Pearland, TX,  several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by (3) brothers, Norman, Edwin & Sterling Robinson.  Phoebe lived most of her life in Macomb, IL until November 2016 when she moved to Kansas to live with her daughter.  She worked at Wal-Mart from 1987 until retiring in 2011.  Phoebe loved to read and watch television.  She also liked to crochet blankets for her loved ones.  She also donated blankets to several charities including Paralyzed Veterans, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and SPCA. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday October 6, 2017 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.   Interment will follow at the Rushville City Cemetery.   Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital.   A gift fund has been established in her name.

 

 

 

 



 

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