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Frederick Cady Green

Henry Turner

Doris M. Vail

 

 

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Fred
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Frederick Cady “Fred” Green, 77, of Browning, IL, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 9:48 a.m. Thursday, November 5, 2020, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.  He was born on October 14, 1943 in Macomb, IL.  He was the son of the late Earl Harvey & Eldora Lucille Cady Green.  He graduated from Rushville High School in 1961 and Western IL University in 1965.  After graduation he went to work with his father and brother Gordon at Green Motors, formerly Pickenpaugh Motor Company.  Fred is survived by his daughter, Anne Nicole Green of Raleigh, NC.  He was preceded in death by his brother Gordon Green.  A patriot, he loved his country, and served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He served as Schuyler Co. Coroner in 1972-1973.  He again served as Schuyler Co., Coroner from 1976-1980.  He was a member and past commander of Schuyler American Legion Post #4 and a member of the Rushville First United Methodist Church.  He cared for the local community and served on the Scripps Park Board from 1973 to 1995.   He was a former member of the Rushville Area Chamber of Commerce and Schuyler Voiture 1100 40 et 8.  An avid outdoorsman, one of his greatest loves was being on the water and boating on the Illinois River.  He enjoyed hunting and was a member of Ducks Unlimited.  His lifelong passion was cooking, he was a great teacher in the kitchen, and he loved to cook & entertain at “the cabin”.  Memorial services will be announced at a later date by the Worthington Funeral Home.  Memorials may be given to the Schuyler American Legion Post 4.

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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 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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