Obituaries 

 

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Florence A. Bottorff

Jean Ann Hamilton

Virgil D. Gobel

William H. Hawkshaw

Elsie June Campbell

Everette L. Drawve

 

 



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Florence
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Florence Agnes Bottorff, 93, of Rushville, IL passed away at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at her home.  She was born on July 21, 1923 in Missouri Twp., Brown Co., IL.  She was a daughter of the late George Garfield & Minnie Agnes McClelland Roberts.  She married Jack Nelson Bottorff on October 10, 1944 in Mt. Sterling, IL.  He preceded her in death on March 29, 1998.  Florence is survived by (1) daughter, Barbara Huntley & Richard of Loraine, IL, (2) sons, Robert N. Bottorff, Steven E. Bottorff & Brenda all of Rushville, IL, (4) grandchildren, Susan Huntley, Bobbie Jo Hicks, Jeremy Barrow & Beth, Christopher Bottorff, (8) great grandchildren, Kirstin Kitch, Anthony Baker, Matthew Baker, Justin Love, Cheyenne Hicks, Blake Burris, Jake Burris, Libby Burris, (2) great-great grandchildren, Ella Mayes, Makynleigh Baker.  She was preceded in death by (1) great grandson, Noah Hicks, (2) brothers, Leon Roberts, Melvin Roberts, (3) sisters, Maxine Wallace, Mary Roberts, Norma Wittner.  She attended the one room school, Sunny Hill, in Missouri Twp., Brown, Co. IL.  In 1941 she graduated from Brown County High School.  She later graduated from Blessing School of Nursing in 1945.  She was a Registered Nurse and first worked at Culbertson Hospital.   She later worked for Dr. Russell R. Dohner from 1957 until he retired in October of 2013.   She was 90 years old at that time.  She was a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Morning Miriams Circle.  She was a scout leader for her boys when they were growing up.  Florence enjoyed her vegetable & flower gardens. Her favorite flowers were her roses.   She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother & great-great grandmother.   Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at the Rushville First United Methodist Church with Rev. Grant Armstrong officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church Elevator Fund.

 

 



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"Jeannie"
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Jean Ann “Jeannie” Reische Hamilton, 63, of Macomb, IL passed away at 7:29 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 at her residence.  She was born on June 4, 1953 in Rushville, IL the daughter of Charles William “Bill” & Bebe L. Daniel Reische.  She is survived by her mother, of  Macomb, IL, a brother, Joseph E. Reische & wife Judy of Morris, IL, a niece, Tanya Hibler, a nephew, Todd Reische, three great nieces, one great nephew & one great-great nephew.  She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Reische.  Jeannie graduated from Rushville High School in 1971 and Illinois State University in 1975.    She worked at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb for 41 years until retiring as Director of Health Information Management due to ill health.  She was a member of the Rushville First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville, IL with Rev. John Sowers officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given to McDonough District Hospital Hospice or McDonough County Humane Society. 

 

 

 



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Virgil
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Virgil Dean Gobel, 84, of Browning, IL, passed away at 6:40 p.m. on Friday, May 5, 2017 at his residence.  He was born on May 31, 1932 at home at Kelly Lake Drainage area in Hickory Twp. near Browning.  He was the son of the late William and Effie Moss Gobel.  He married Elsie Weishaar at his mother’s home near Kelly Lake in Browning on December 30, 1950.  She survives along with two daughters, Patricia Bucher & husband Dayle of Bedford, IA, Nancy Cox & husband Daniel of Rushville; nine grandchildren, Dale Bucher & wife Lorna, Nathan Bucher & wife Pam, Jason Bucher & wife Amber, Shawn Bucher & wife Kelli, Chris Gobel & wife Misty, Michelle Gobel & husband Brett, Michael Gobel & wife Beth, Zac Cox, Nic Cox; (13) great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, David Gobel; two great granddaughters; three brothers, Wilmer, Elmer, and William; two sisters, Elma and Cassie.  He was a Commercial Fisherman, Pushed Duck Hunters, worked Road Construction & was a Carpenter.   Virgil was a member of the Browning Assembly of God Church, Modern Woodmen of America &Jacksonville Local Laborers Union.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Browning Assembly of God Church with Rev. Wayne Curless officiating.  Interment will follow in Sheldon’s Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

 

 

 



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Billy
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William Henry Hawkshaw, Jr., of Rushville, IL passed away at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at the Rushville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Rushville.  He was born on November 26, 1933 in Beardstown, IL.  He married Betty Clapton on May 26, 1962 at Cheltenham Register Office in England.  She preceded him in death on June 11, 2013.  He is survived by (1) brother, Donald Hawkshaw in Birch Tree, MO, (8) step-daughters, Margaret, Dorothy, DeDe, Rosemary, Annette, Coral, Cindy & Natlee, (8) step-grandchildren, Kim, Andrea, Mark, Tracy, Joanne, Sean, Martin & Rachal.  He was preceded in death by (1) brother, David, (1) step-daughter Janet.  He worked at USAF Base in England and at Oscar Mayer for 18 years until retirement.  Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Oakland Cemetery in Meredosia, IL with Mr. David Haney officiating.  Interment will follow with Military Rites by a US Air Force Honors Detail and Meredosia American Legion Post #516.  Worthington Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 



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Elsie June Campbell, 85, of Beardstown, IL passed away at 3:58 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, IL.  She was born on March 8, 1932 in Rushville Twp., Schuyler Co., IL a daughter of the late Glenn & Alta E. Steadman Keller.  She married Richard Lee Campbell on May 18, 1952 in Beardstown, IL.  He preceded her in death on May 11, 1995.  She is survived by (7) children, Patricia A. Spoon of Beardstown, IL, Judy Kay Campbell of Beardstown, IL, Richard L. Campbell & Fonda of Jacksonville, IL, David G. Campbell of Beardstown, IL, L. Jean Campbell of Beardstown, IL, Gary Mark Campbell & Michelle of Sandwich, IL, Barbara L. Brewer & Chris of Beardstown, IL, (20) grandchildren, (34) great grandchildren, (4) great-great grandchildren, (1) sister, Norma Jean Keller of Beardstown, IL, (1) sister-in-law, Gloria Keller of Rushville, IL.  She was preceded in death by (5) brothers, Franklin, Bill, Clarence, Donnie & Russell Keller, (3) sisters, Annie Keller, Mary McKinley, & Helen Dober.  Elsie was a life-long housewife.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards & visiting casinos throughout the country.  She loved spending time with her extended family. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Christian Neck Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Bounds officiating. Interment will follow.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

 

 



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Everette
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Everette L. Drawve, 85, of Canton, IL, formerly of Rushville, IL, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL.  He was born on July 26, 1931 in Rushville, IL a son of the late Lawrence & Ada Logsdon Drawve.  He married Cora Eileen Sylvester on March 13, 1965 in Alton, IL.  She preceded him in death on February 27, 2017.  He is survived by a stepdaughter, Monica Tjarks & Doug of Cary, NC, a step-granddaughter, Tracy Adams & Jeff, a step-grandson, Ross Tjarks & Andrea, (3) nephews, James Drawve, Phil Searle & Judy, Stephen Searle, (6) nieces, Joyce Kice & Jeff, Carla Ragland & Rick, Marla Searle, Pauline Bauer & Tom, Debbie Biddle & John, Michelle Clark.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Searle and a brother, Wayne Drawve.  He was a US Army Veteran.  He worked at DMI in Goodfield, IL for several years.  Everette loved the outdoors and being around farming.  He also loved all types of cars and driving them.  He enjoyed taking long drives with his wife Eileen to enjoy the countryside and visit family or friends.  The family would like to extend special thanks to the physicians and staff of the surgical ICU at OSF Saint Francis and to Dr. Olsson, staff and Sister Veronica at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home for their love and compassion while caring for Everette. .  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Worthington Funeral Home in Rushville with Rev. Jeremy Norton officiating.  Interment will follow in Rushville City Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday.   Memorial donations may be made to the Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 8630 N. Illinois Route 91, Peoria, Illinois 61615.



 

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