Obituaries 

 

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Listings:

Henry Turner

Doris M. Vail

Richard E. Bowers

Steven Earl Sipes

Annetta Wuebben  Scott

Sarah E. Fuqua

Franklin R. Hendricks

 

 

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Henry
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Henry W. Turner, 93, of Rushville, IL passed away at 1:58 p.m. Saturday, October 25, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on February 7, 1927 in Woodstock Township, Schuyler Co., IL a son of the late George & Vurnice Bedenbender Turner.  The story was that the doctor was pulled to the house by horses through the mud in the morning and left by driving over frozen ruts in the afternoon of his birth.   He married Virdella Louise Watts on November 21, 1948 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  She preceded him in death on February 1, 1999.  He is survived by (2) daughters; Denise Pindell & husband Dale, Sue Richardson   all of Rushville, IL, (3) granddogs; Phoebe, Sydney & Betsey, (2) sister-in-laws; Dee Wright of Thermal, CA, Carol Phillips of Rushville, IL, (1) brother-in-law; Harold Watts of Plainville, IL, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Vergie Lue Diseron, Marie Turner, (1) infant brother; Lewis Everett Turner.  He attended rural Schuyler Co grade schools and graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1948.  He left home at 14 to see the world, working for Jess Thompson and Lloyd Theater.  He then joined the Navy in 1945 and trained at the Great Lakes Naval Training Facility.  He went on to serve as an Electrician’s Mate aboard the USS Puget Sound. He was a movie projection operator on the ship and saw Japan after the bombing. He returned home to Schuyler in 1946 where he went to Rushville High School and graduated with the class of 1948. He worked for Miller Equipment, Quinn’s Service, Mickelberry’s Packing Plant and Peabody Key Shop, He was a Federal Licensed Surface Mine Electrician for Amax Sunspot Mine in Vermont, IL and Cedar Creek and Triad mines in Camden, IL.  He retired in 1998 and then returned to work in 1999 for Rushville Truck Lines. He was a self employed refrigeration, machinist, welder/fabricator.  He valued hard work above all else and would gladly train others, including his daughters. His favorite times were sharing a meal of noodles or ham & beans after spending a day in his garage. He was a member of Schuyler American Legion Post #4 for 65 years, United Mine Workers of America and Operating Engineers.   Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 30, 2020, at Rushville City Cemetery with Mr. David Haney officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & an U.S. Navy honor detail.  Interment will follow.  Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Hospice or Schuyler Humane Society.

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Doris
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Doris Mae Vail, 83, of Littleton, IL, passed away at 4:37 a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville, IL.  She was born on March 14, 1937 in Rushville, IL.  She was the daughter of the late Leslie and Dorothy Ward Cokenour.  She married Lyle Vail May 12, 1962 in Rushville.  He survives along with two nephews, Chris & Mike Cokenour of O’Fallon, IL.  She was preceded in death by two brothers, Donald Cokenour & Robert Cokenour, a sister-in-law, Marie Cokenour.  She worked in the Rushville City Clerk’s office 10 years and the Schuyler School District Board office for 30 years before retiring.  Doris was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26, 2020 at Rushville City Cemetery with Mr. David Haney officiating. Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the Littleton Fire Department or Schuyler County Humane Society.

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Dick
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Richard Eugene “Dick” Bowers, 91, of Rushville, IL passed away at 5:25 p.m. Friday, October 9, 2020 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on June 18, 1929 in Rushville at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  He was the son of the late Gerald E. “Jerry” & Flora Aileen Teel Bowers.  He married Carolyn Parrotte on August 20, 1950 in Rushville, IL.  She preceded him in death on May 14, 1990.  He is survived by (1) son; Jim Bowers & wife Mary, (2) grandchildren; Shelby Bowers Baker & husband Shane, Cole Bowers all of Rushville, (3) step granddaughters, (1) great grandson.   He was preceded in death by (1) daughter; Jo Ann Bowers, (1) granddaughter; Shana Rae Bowers.  Dick was an Army Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a life-long farmer.  He was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church, Schuyler American Legion Post #4, V.F.W. Post #1239 and 40 et 8 Voiture #1100.  He was also a founding member of the Schuyler County Coonhunters Association.  He loved hunting, fishing, & trapping.  He was known to many as “hounddog”.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the Worthington Funeral Home with Rev. Stacy Tomich officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery with military honors by Schuyler American Legion Post #4 & a U.S. Army honors detail.   There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to Rushville First United Methodist Church.

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Steven
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Steven Earl Sipes, 63, of Rushville, IL passed away at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.  He was born on October 2, 1957 at Rushville, IL a son of the late Gerald A. & Lulu Justine Lashbrook Sipes.  He is survived by (1) daughter; Stevie Sipes of Rushville, IL, (3) brothers; Gerald M. “Marley” Sipes & wife Donna of Rushville, IL, Jerry Lee Sipes & wife Tina of Meredosia, IL, Sam A. Sipes & wife Patty of Bluffs Springs, IL, (2) sisters; Paula Scego of Browning, IL, Tamie Workman of Rushville, IL, numerous nieces & nephews.  He was preceded in death by (2) sisters; Teena Woodruff, & LuCinda Phillips Logsdon. Steve worked for G.M. Sipes Construction for many years until retiring due to ill health.  He was a member of Rushville Moose Lodge #506 & Operating Engineers Union Local #965 for 22 years. He enjoyed bass & crappie fishing, operating equipment & working on the farm.  Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow in Christian Neck Cemetery northeast of Rushville.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice. 

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Annetta
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Annetta Wuebben Scott, passed away on May 12, 2020 in Hilliard, Ohio, formerly of Rushville, IL. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 12, 1925 in Laurium, Michigan the daughter of Walter and Anna Brandenstein Wuebben. Her much loved birthdays were those on Easter and this year she celebrated her 95th birthday on Easter day. She married Thomas Finch Scott, Jr. on August 1, 1953 in Laurium, Michigan.  He passed away August 17, 2011.  Surviving are her daughter, Deborah (John) Armentano; grandsons, Anthony (Ashley) Armentano and J.T. Armentano; great-grandchild, Giovanni Armentano; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 on the family lot of the Rushville City Cemetery. Pastor Robert Bruer officiating.  Inurnment will follow.  A visitation will held from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at the Worthington Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials are asked to be given to the Culbertson Hospital Foundation,  238 S. Congress Street, Rushville, IL 62681 or to the Rushville Fire Department, 501 W. Adams, Rushville, IL 62681.

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Sarah
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Sarah E. Fuqua, 67, of Rushville, IL passed away at 8:01 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Culbertson Memorial Hospital.  She was born on April 10, 1953 in Rushville, IL a daughter of the late Maurice Fred & Roma Kepler Edwards.  She married Randall Fuqua on October 27, 1973 at the Rushville First Presbyterian Church.  He survives along with (1) brother; David Edwards & wife Thursa of Rushville, IL, (1) sister; Susan Fiedler & husband Kurt of Bartonville, IL, (5) nieces.  She was preceded in death by a nephew; Jeremiah Edwards.  She graduated from Rushville High School with the class of 1971 & later Cosmetology School.  She was an order clerk for Dot Foods in Mt. Sterling, IL.  Sarah was a member of the Rushville First Presbyterian Church.  She also belonged to the Rushville Late Knight Cruisers Car Club & the Jacksonville Thunderbird Car Club.  She loved her family & her 2003 blue Thunderbird car.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Worthington Funeral Home with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Inurnment 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 Schuyler County Humane Society.

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Franklin
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Franklin R. Hendricks, 76, of Rushville, Illinois passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born on June 19, 1944 in Schuyler Co. IL a son of the late Charles & Ellen R. Erickson Hendricks.  He married Sandra Underwood on October 13, 1963.  She preceded him in death on August 25, 1986.  He is survived by (2) daughters; Debbie Frakes  and Teresa Hendricks & Fiancé Christopher Hunter all of Rushville, IL, (4) grandchildren, David E. Frakes, Michael E. Frakes, Devin L. Hunter, Alexander L. Hunter, (1) great granddaughter; Aubrey Frakes, (1) sister; Geneva Dugger & Danny of Beardstown, IL.  He was preceded in death by (3) brothers, William T., James K. & Charles L. Hendricks.  He was a farmer and then went to Bohn Aluminum in Beardstown, IL.  He was a member of the Rushville Assembly of God Church.  He enjoyed hunting & fishing when he was young.  He liked tinkering in his work shop after retirement.  His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.  A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to his family.

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