Crumley, Veda (Bunch)
RUSHVILLE - Veda Crumley, 88, of 320 S. Monroe St. died at 7 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 1998, at her residence.
Born Nov. 29, 1909, near Manchester to Bernard William and Mary Ann Whewell Bunch, she married Paul E. Crumley on May 28, 1930, in Winchester. He died Aug. 31, 1988. She married Herbert F. Crumley on March 20, 1990, in Taylor, Mo. He survives. Also surviving are one son, Gene of East Peoria; one daughter, Mrs. John (Margaret) Shaver of Macomb; one stepson, Allen of Sevierville, Tenn.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Aubrey (Dorothy) Bucher of Camp Point and Mrs. Beverly (Melba) Johnson of Rushville; five grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; 11 step-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grand children. Two sisters preceded her in death.
She was a member of Glen Oak Christian Church in Peoria. Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Worthington Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Paul Isom will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rushville City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to her church, 1115 E. Republic St., Peoria, Ill. 61603, or to Cass/Schuyler Hospice, 331 S. Main St., Virginia, Ill. 62691.
Crumley, Wayne Albert
Wayne A. Crumley, 68, of 1135 South Avenue C, Canton, died at 3:29 p.m. Friday (April 4, 2003) at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Born October 26, 1934 in Kellerville, the son of Kenneth and Sara S. (Davis) Crumley, he married Shirley Ebbert on June 6, 1953 in Rushville. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Jason (Andrea) Crumley of Canton; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Sherry) McCoy of Canton, Mrs. Phillip (Karen) Siebert of Palatine and Mrs. Michael (Tammy) Brown of Farmington; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Phillip (Joy) Crumley of East Peoria and John (Betty) Crumley of Indianapolis, Ind.; and two sisters, Mary Hamblin of Lancaster, Mo. and Mrs. Jay (Hazel) Leedy of Neosho Falls, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Jeannie Crumley.
He was of the Protestant faith.
He owned and operated Crumley Apartment with his wife for 32 years. He worked 37 years with Caterpillar in Peoria as a machine repairman, retiring in 1993.
He was a member of the Canton Masonic Lodge and the UAW Local 974.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home in Canton, the Rev. Jay Curry officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the memorial home. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Canton.
Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice of Graham Hospital.
Canton Daily Ledger 4/7/2003
A Thank You to the Friends and Family of Wayne Crumley
On April 4, 2003 a Golden Heart stopped beating, that of Wayne Albert Crumley. After a hard weekend of grief many came together to mourn our loss and comfort us in our sorrow. For this we are truly grateful. In our time of need we learned how much our; husband, father, and grandfather meant, not just to us, but to the many others who came to comfort us in our time of need at his passing.
Wayne was a man with a giant heart who never thought twice about giving help to those in need. He worked hard for everything he achieved in life, and found his enjoyment in the work that he did. Whether providing for his family while working at Caterpillar, until his retirement, or maintaining his properties for Crumley Apartments. Wayne always worked hard. Even in his spare time he never stopped working, there were plenty of trees to fall and fires to burn. He was a great man that we looked up to, and strove to be more like.
We would like to thank those who helped us, and comforted us though the services, which were a great tribute to the life of a truly great man. The family would like to thank Reverend Jay Curry, who also comforted us in the loss of Wayne's daughter Jeannie, who performed an endearing, and much appreciated service to which we are truly grateful for. We would also like to thank the gentleman who served as pallbearers on Wayne's behalf. We are also very grateful to all who were present at the services and the prayers given on our behalf.
The Crumley family would like to thank all of those who came to us in our time of need, family and friends alike, and helped us honor a truly wonderful man whose largest attribute was his enormous heart. May he be appreciated in Heaven as he was here on Earth.
Canton Daily Ledger 7/10/2003
RUSHVILLE - Billy Gene Curtis, 56, of Decatur, formerly of Rushville, died at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 1996, at his home.
He was born May 10, 1940, in Rushville to Gene and Lucille Curtis.
Surviving are his mother of Rushville; one son, Clayton of Decatur; one sister, Sharon Curry of Rushville; and several nieces.
He was a teacher at Lakeview High School in Decatur and later taught at Decatur Vocational Center until 1994.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home in Macomb. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by Brintlinger Funeral Home, Decatur.
KOCK, Clara Dorothea
Clara D. Kroll, age 98, of Ricketts, Iowa, died Wednesday, December 6, 2000, at Battle Creek, Iowa.
Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 9 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township, Charter Oak, Iowa, with Rev. Eugene Ernst officiating. Burial was in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Charter Oak, Iowa. Brenda Christiansen was the organist for the service and the congregation sang, "How Great Thou Art", "I'm But A Stranger Here" and "Rock of Ages". A prayer service was held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.
Clara Dorothea Kroll, daughter of Marcus and Bertha (Grube) Kock, was born August 28, 1902, at Panama, Iowa. She was baptized April 12, 1903, at Persia Lutheran Church and confirmed by Pastor Amstein May 24, 1918 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Ute, Iowa. She attended schools in the area and also attended sewing school in Ute and worked in various homes in the area.
On March 30, 1922, Clara was united in marriage to Frank Henry Kroll at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Ute. They were blessed with three daughters, Rosie, Selma and Elvera. The couple farmed southeast of Ute for 25 years then moved to a farm southeast of Denison, Iowa. In 1948, they moved to a farm near Ricketts, Iowa. In 1952, they retired and moved into Ricketts where they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1972. Frank passed away August 1, 1974.
Clara always had a big garden and helped with the work on the farm along with raising chickens and ducks. During the school year, she kept many nieces and nephews who attended confirmation classes at Ute.
While living in Ricketts, she worked at the bowling alley, cafe, did babysitting, made quilts and crocheted various things while still having her garden. On September 6, 1986, Clara entered the Denison Hospital after being hit by a car. She was in a coma for two weeks then on September of 1986, she was transferred to Willow Dale Care Center in Battle Creek, Iowa, where she was able to get around in a wheelchair.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Soldier Township near Ricketts. She was an honorary member of the Ladies Aid.
Those survivors left to cherish Clara's memory include her three daughters, Rosie Goslar of Ute, Iowa, Selma Reincke and her husband, Raymond of Cave Creek, Arizona and Elvera Meseck and her husband, Edgar of Schleswig, Iowa; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ella Zediker of Pleasant View Nursing Home at Whiting, Iowa and one sister-in-law, Alice Kock of Schleswig, Iowa, along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with her husband, Clara was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, August, John, and Albert; two sisters, Marguerite Olson and Effel Hein, two grandsons, Francis Meseck and Allan Reincke, and one son-in-law, Earl Goslar.
Pallbearers were Melvin Goslar, Lester Goslar, Earl Johnson, Ray Bathke, Arlen Meseck, Gary Meseck, Gary Reimer and Terry Kline.
KRAUS, Theodore Henry
Denison Review, Friday, July 26, 2002
Theodore Henry, son of Henry and Anna Schmidt Kraus, was born January 30, 1940, in western Nebraska. He grew up at Bayard, Nebraska and graduated from Bayard High School in 1958. Ted then worked for a short time for a sugar beet factory near his home.
In the summer of 1958, Ted joined the United States Air Force and served as a civil engineer at Offutt Air Force Base near Omaha until receiving his honorable discharge in 1963.
On October 6, 1962, Ted was united in marriage with Mary Lou Noack at Lake Manawa, Iowa. Three children were born to this union. Upon Ted's return from the service, they moved to Westside, Iowa, where he worked for Bill Stoelk and at Westside Auto Salvage. In 1965, Ted began working for Westside State Bank as cashier and eventually as part owner and member of the board of directors. He also drove school bus for 34 years. In October of 1999, Ted retired form the bank.
Ted was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia, the American Legion, Community Club, and for a time served with the Westside Fire Department and City Council. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, gardening, drawing, and caring for his dogs.
In June of 2001, Ted was diagnosed with cancer from which he died on Friday, July 19, 2002, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. He was 62 years, 5 months, and 19 days of age. Ted was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Kraus of Westside; three children: Tim Kraus and wife Deb of Westside; Brian Kraus and wife Kathy of Arcadia; and Tracey and husband Chet Reinking of Ireton; six grandchildren: Shane Kraus, Caitlynn Kraus, Jacob Kraus, Cara Kraus, Zachary Kraus, and Sydney Reinking; two brothers Harold Kraus and wife Kathy of Gering, Nebraska, and Ron Kraus and wife Rita of Scottsbluff, Nebraska; a sister Joann and husband Carl Turley of Sibley, Louisiana; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2002 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia. Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Arcadia with Pastor Carl L. Noble officiating the service and graveside rites held at Westside Cemetery in Westside, Iowa. Lisa McNelly served as organist for congregational hymns "Lift High the Cross" and "How Great Thou Art". Honorary casketbearers were Ted's grandchildren: Shane Kraus, Caitlynn Kraus, Jacob Kraus, Cara Kraus, Zachary Kraus, and Sydney Reinking. The family invited everyone in attendance of the service to join them for lunch at fellowship at the church. The Ohde Funeral Home in Manning was in charge of arrangements.
Carl Adkison, 63, Dies of Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Blast Thursday
Carl Adkison, 63, died at his home in Rushville Thursday morning about 8:30 o'clock as the result of a self-inflicted blast in the head from a 12-gauge shotgun.
He was found dead in a closet with the shotgun beside him by his wife, Mary and a brother-in-law, John Reeder, who had come in from the yard where Mrs. Adkison had been burning some papers. Mr. Adkison had been in ill health and become despondent in the past two weeks.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Worthington Funeral home with the Rev. Austin Croxton in charge. Burial was in Rushville cemetery.
Mr. Adkison was born March, 12, 1896 in Bainbridge Township, a son of George Washington and Anola Hodges Adkison. For the past year he had been employed with Glen Knous as assistant caretaker of the Scripps park grounds and golf course, where in spite of ill health he had continued to work until two days before his death.
He was married to Mary Morrell February 15, 1919, and to this union was born one daughter, Mildred Robinson of Rockford. He is survived by his wife and daughter, two grandchildren, Mrs. Peggy Scarpi and Jerry Hood, also of Rockford, two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Downs of Frederick and Mrs. Van Conrad of Rushville, and one brother, Curtis of Littleton. He was preceded in death by his mother, father and one brother William.
Carl was of a retiring disposition, but always ready to help his neighbors and friends at any time.
Rushville Times, 4/30/1959
Asher, Helen Maxine (Porter)
Mrs. William Asher, 42, Dies Thursday; Rites Held in Macomb Saturday
Mrs. William Asher, 42, of Littieton, died shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday at Phelps hospital. Her death, attributed to cancer followed six months of ill health.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Clugston Funeral home in Macomb. The Rev. Quentin Wilson officiated and burial was in Littleton cemetery.
Helen Maxine Asher was born near Colmar July 16, 1916, to William Porter and Mrs. Alice Stoneking Porter, both of whom live in Macomb. She lived in Macomb until 1939 and has since lived in Littleton. On Sept. 12, 1939, she married William, Asher, who survives with one son, Frederick, William Asher, at home.
Surviving in addition to the parents, husband and son are 10 brothers and sisters, Gene Porter, Miss, Madelyn Porter, Macomb; William Porter Jr., Peoria; Lee Porter, in service in Japan; Lloyd Porter, in service in Puerto Rico; Mrs. Gwendolyn Runkle, Littleton; Mrs. Louise Langly, Ray; Mrs. Katherine Swanson, Bushnell; Mrs. Dorothy Evans, Chandler, Ariz., and Mrs. Mary Graves, Adair. A brother, Melvin, is deceased.
Rushville Times, 4/23/1959
Ashwood, Horace Raymond
Horace Raymond "Raymond" Ashwood
July 4, 1934
Raymond Ashwood Died In Muskogee, Okla., July 2
Mrs. Gertrude M. Peck of Ray, and sister Mrs. John Crumley of Morgan county, departed Monday night for Muskogee, Okla., in response to a message announcing the death of their brother, Raymond Ashwood, a former resident of this locality.
Mr. Ashwood, second son of John and Rose Ashwood, was born on a farm near Ray about forty-eight years ago.
In early manhood he was joined in marriage to Miss Effie Montooth, who preceded him in death.
Besides several grown children, Mr. Ashwood is survived by his father, two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Peck and Mrs. Elizabeth Crumley, and three brothers, Harry Ashwood of Muskogee, Okla., Ned Ashwood of Oakland township, and John Ashwood, Jr., whose place of residence is unknown.
Joseph Ashwood, Personal, August 16, 1897
Samuel Harding received a telegram Wednesday telling of the death of Mr. Joseph Ashwood, His uncle, near Ray, Schuyler County, Illinois. Mr. A. once lived this vicinity, leaves wife and 6 children.
Joseph Ashwood was born in the town of Ridgemont, England, Jan. 7, 1823; died Aug. 24, 1897, in his 75th year.
He was converted and united with the Baptist Church at the age of 16. When 21 years old he came to the United States and settled in Adams county, Ill, where he was married to Miss Julia Harding, Dec. 9, 1848. About 1870 they moved to the farm in Oakland township, Schuyler county, where they have since resided. His devoted wife, five sons, one daughter and twenty grand-children sadly mourn their irreparable loss, yet rejoice that for the loved, revered husband and father to die was gain.
Shortly after they moved to this county Mr. Ashwood united with the M. E. Church, of which his wife had long been a worthy member. During his entire membership he was an active, earnest Christian; was prominent in Sabbath school, and for many years he acted as superintendent of several schools in his neighborhood. His services were acceptable always, and his pleasant manner and gift of song endeared him to all. His last illness was protracted and often painful, but borne with utmost fortitude and patient, cheerful resignation. His end was perfect peace, conscious to the last, and passing away calm as an infant sinks to rest.
Funeral services, conducted by the writer, assisted by Rev. J. B. Horney, were held on Thursday at the M. E. church in Rushville. A long procession of neighbors and friends came with the family, a large and sympathizing congregation met them at the church, attesting by their presence their esteem and high regard for the memory of a departed friend and brother. As the sad service closed the sleeping dust of our departed was, in sure and certain hope of a joyful resurrection to eternal life, laid to its last long, dreamless rest in our beautiful city of the dead.