Obituaries - John J. WORTHINGTON
Macomb Daily Journal, Sun., February 21, 1988 - John J. Worthington, 59, of Macomb died Saturday at McDonough District Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at Corman Memorial Home in Roseville.
Macomb Daily Journal, Mon., February 22, 1988 - Roseville - Who: John J. Worthington, 59, of Macomb. Funeral: 1 p.m. Tuesday in Corman Memorial Home here, Rev. Tom Mehafty will officiate. Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Died: 8:09 p.m. Saturday in McDonough District Hospital. Born: July 7, 1928 in Walnut Grove. Parents: John A. and Mabel Cross Worthington. Married: Viola Watt in 1946. Survived by: wife; a close friend with whom he made his home, Kathleen Britton of Macomb; two sons, David of Bushnell and Mike of Overland Park, Kan.; four daughters, Brenda Lybarger of Lafayette, Colo., Carolyn Taflinger of Texas, Melinda Frakes of Woodland, Texas and Jauna Becraft of Boulder, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; six sisters, Bernice Sutton of California, Lodema Fawcett of Bartonville, Joyce Brewer of Abingdon, Shirley Simmons of Roseville, Bernadine Bankes of Macomb and Linda Luper of Springfield, ILll.; and three brothers, Keith and Frank, both of Roseville and Lyle of Little York. Preceded in death by: his parents, two sisters and a brother. History: lived most of his life in the Raritan and Smithshire areas where he farmed; lived in Idaho and Spokane, Wash., before moving to Macomb in 1987; Point Pleasant Township Road Commissioner for 12 years.
Contributed by Eileen Harper Worthington