Obituaries

Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL

Marilyn Francis Parker, 90, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 4:02 AM on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at the home of her daughter. She was born on April 15, 1929 in Bushnell, IL to Sam D. and Ethel (Samuels) Wenger. She married Bert A. Parker on October 11, 1948 in Hiawatha, KS; he preceded her in death on November 10, 2013.

 

She was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Doris Smith; and one brother, Clifford Wenger.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Berta (Larry) Raymond of Bushnell, IL, Joy (Don) Hubner of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Brittini (Eric) Chapman of Bushnell, IL, Ashlea (Chris) Pflug of Franklin, TN, Michele (Matt) Kline of Mundelein, IL; Michael (Vanessa) Russell of Lompoc, CA; one step-granddaughter, Jenalee (Greg) Bolen of Jupiter, FL; four great-grandchildren, Brice and Bree Chapman, Charlie and William Parker Pflug; three step-great-grandchildren, Brodie, Cooper, and Sloan Bolen; one sister, Donna Gilmore of Canton, IL; and one brother, Larry (Kay) Wenger of London Mills, IL.

 

Marilyn was always a very quiet and reserved person. So much so that when she won Prom Queen in high school, she graciously declined. She was a wonderful housewife and mother above all else. She  absolutely treasured the time she got to spend with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, where visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Pastor Brett Fisher will officiate.

 

Interment will be in the Vermont Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program or the Checkrow Church. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 

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Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester

Robert B. Henness age 76 of Colchester, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019, at  his home in Colchester.  He was born October 23, 1942, in Colchester, to John William and Lucia B. Crocker Henness.  Bob was united in marriage to Neta Stimpson, August 5, 1961, in Colchester, she preceded him in death November 3, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son; Wes (Patty) Henness, Macomb, 1 Daughter: Rosenna (Troy) See, Amarillo, Texas. 6 Grandchildren: Whitley (Tyler) Walters, Brandt (Kayla) Henness, Matthew (Jennifer) See, Elijah (Mary) See, Elizabeth See, Sarah See, 6 Great Grandchildren, 1 Sister: Dorothy (Dick) Wayland, Colchester, 1 Sister in Law: Virgie Henness, along with her family Carol Reedy, Melody Berndt, Mark Henness, Brother In Law: John (Pam) Stimpson and Step Sister: Sharon (David) Otey.

 

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 1 Brother: Bill Henness

 

Bob served his country in the National Guard.  As a young man he saved the U.S. Flag from being torn down by a group of people on the lawn of the McDonough County Courthouse.  He was a member of the Colchester First Baptist Church, where he was baptized as a young man.  Bob was a member of the Hancock Gun Club, in Carthage, He enjoyed the point of time in the day when he got to gather with his friends for coffee at Beck’s or the Full Scoop.  Bob was the owner and operator of Bob’s Lawn Service in Colchester.  He previously worked at Ozark Camper Sales and Colchester Nursing Home both in Colchester.  Family meant everything to Bob, he enjoyed family gatherings to eat and visit.  Bob’s greatest love was his family.

 

Graveside services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 25, 2019, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester with Rev. David Haney.  Military services will be conducted at the graveside by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Friends may view and sign the register book at Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Memorial is to Colchester Rescue.

 

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Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Il

Arleta Mae Sikes, 80, of Macomb, Illinois passed away at 4:40 PM Sunday July 21, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home. She was born May 23, 1939 In Smithfield, IL to Milo and Pauline (Henderson) McMullen. She married Allen Sikes on September 8, 1957 in Bardolph, Illinois. He survives.

Also surviving are three sons, Tom Sikes of Macomb, IL; Roger Sikes of Macomb, IL; Larry (Teri) Sikes of Macomb, IL; two grandchildren, Cody Allen Sikes and Emily Lynn Sikes; one brother, Larry (Terri) McMullen of Anamosa, IA and two sisters, Alice (Charles) Louko of Elk Grove Village, IL; Helen Snyder of Sullivan, IL.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son James Howard Sikes, two brothers, Marshall and Harold McMullen.

 

Arleta enjoyed collecting dolls and cookbooks. She worked for K-Mart in Macomb for more than 27 years.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday July 26, 2019 at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Elg will officiate. Burial of Ashes will be in the Bardolph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Elms Nursing Home. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com   

 

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Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ

Jamie Lee Stroops, 44, of Phoenix, AZ passed away Sunday July 14, 2019 at Young Life Assisted Living in Phoenix, AZ. He was born in Macomb, IL on June 23, 1975 to David L. Geer and Debra J. Stroops.

 

He is survived by one daughter Clarissa Valencia-Stroops of Glendale, AZ; his mother Debra (Joe David Greth) Stroops of Phoenix, AZ; grandfather Glen Stroops of Macomb, IL; one uncle, Tom (Laura) Stroops of Bushnell, IL; two aunts, Becky (Gary) Taylor of Avon, IL and Glenda (Clay) Gosnell of Rockford, IL; several nieces and nephews. 

 

He was preceded in death by his father, paternal grandparents David and Gretchen Geer, maternal grandmother Pat Stroops and uncle Steve Geer.

 

Jamie enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He completed his undergraduate from Pepperdine University before graduating from UCLA School of Law. Jamie’s boss from the law firm where he practiced Family Law had this to say; “He never allowed his illness to define him and, to his last days, always was there for his friends with a cheerful message, even after he lost the ability to speak and type. He was one of the most kindhearted, compassionate people you would have ever have the good fortune to meet. He had to deal with more adversity than many of us will ever know, yet never let it show. He was always there for his beautiful daughter Clarissa, his mother Debra, his friends and clients. Jamie's legacy, beyond being a doting and devoted father are the thousands of parents around the world who have children thanks to him” by Andy Vorzimer

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday July 20, 2019 at the Bushnell Presbyterian Church with Rev. Mark Merill officiating. Visitation will be Friday July 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the  Huntington’s Disease Society of America. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois

On the morning of July 11, 2019, Dr. William B Bradley of Macomb, Illinois passed away peacefully after a brief illness.  

 

Bill, as he was known, was born on November 28, 1926 in Rushville, Indiana to Dorothy Bradley (née Easley) and RB Bradley. He was one of six children, who knew him as “Billy.”

 

On May 27, 1953, he married Pearle Poole of Surry, Virginia, and together they raised two sons, Rey (deceased) and Phil, and two daughters, Ann and Cathy.

 

In 1945, Bill graduated from Rushville High School and completed a bachelor and advanced degrees from Indiana University, earning his Doctorate of Physical Education in 1959.  While at Indiana, he joined the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

 

Bill was a standout, multi-sport high school and collegiate student-athlete. He was a member of the Indiana University Big Ten Conference Championship Football Team in 1945 and the All-Big Ten Conference Track Team in 1947. In 1970, he was named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame District 25-F Lions Club Silver Anniversary High School Basketball Team. 

 

From 1950-1952, Bill proudly served in the United States Army on active duty. He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1952. He rose to the rank of 1st Lt., M.S.C., and was honorably discharged from the Army Reserve in 1958. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Campaign Star, United Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal after serving six months in Korea.

 

Bill was a dedicated educator at all levels, most notably as a Professor of Physical Education for Men at Western Illinois University from 1970-1993. While at WIU, he served on numerous committees and for 10 years as the Coordinator of the Sports Management Program, one of only four programs of its kind in the country at the time. His students fondly remember him as “Dollar Bill.”  Prior to his tenure at WIU, Bill taught at Virginia State University, Southern University, Indiana University, and Fayetteville State University.

 

Bill coached several sports, serving as the head baseball coach at Virginia State College from 1967-1970 and for the American Legion baseball team in Macomb in the 70’s and 80’s. Two of his players went on to excel in the major leagues and numerous others in collegiate baseball.

 

Nationally, Bill was recognized as a leader in physical education, named to the President’s Council of Physical Fitness and Sports in the 70’s. He was a member of the 1968 U.S. Olympic Weightlifting Committee and the 1972 U.S. Olympic Baseball Committee. He was also a consultant for the National Youth Sports Program.

 

Bill was, of course, best known as an avid golfer and long-time supporter of O.L. Champion Golf Course in Macomb, achieving eight holes-in-one during his golf career. He was a founding member of the golf group known as “The Brothers.”  In retirement, he and Pearle enjoyed winters in Lakeland, Florida, golfing with friends and family.

 

When not on the golf course, Bill enjoyed watching sports in person and on TV (especially Chicago teams), reading crime/detective novels, watching classic TV westerns, and chit-chatting with friends and complete strangers. He was an active community volunteer over the years, serving on numerous Boards and committees including The First Tee program in Macomb.

 

Bill is survived by his wife, Pearle, of Macomb; son, Phil Bradley (Ramona), of Sarasota, FL; daughter, Ann Bradley, of Cheltenham, PA; daughter, Cathy Bradley, of New York, NY; four grandchildren, Megan Rose (Jesse), Curt Bradley (Rebecca), Courtney Tyler (Sheldon), and Angela Bradley; five great-grandchildren (Lola, Kane, Trai, Alayna, and Aiden); and sisters, Louella Goins of Rushville, IN and Joanne Bradley of Chicago, IL.

 

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Where visitation will take place on Friday, July 19, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations made to the WIU Foundation/Arthur D. and Roselyn Chown Golf Learning Center, noting in memory of the Bill Bradley Memorial Bench Hole #8. Please sign the guest book and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Nedra L. Carle Depoy, 79 of Colchester

Nedra L. Carle Depoy age 79 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.  She was born February 5, 1940, in Plymouth, Illinois, to Alfred A. and Dora F. Bartlett Carle.  Nedra had been united in marriage to William Worster Sr in 1957 in Plymouth, he preceded her in death, she was united in marriage to Bernard O Depoy in Macomb in 1961, he preceded her in death in 1976.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Vicky L. Schumpert, Odessa, Texas, Tina L. Slick, East Peoria, 1 Son: William E. (Deena) Worster Jr, Odessa, Texas, 12 Grandchildren: Jennifer Lankford, Jonathan Fitch, Stephanie Schumpert, Todd Worster, Nikki Lambright, Danielle Bennett, William Bennett, Cara Shahan, Mandi Burnett, Amber Duncan, Chris Hill, Jesse Buchanan, 23 Great Grandchildren, Kahali Scott who was Nedra’s darling Great Granddaughter, 1 Sister: Mary (Everett) Chapin, Colchester.

 

Nedra was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents, 1 Grand Daughter: Latasha Lewllyn, 2 Great Grandchildren, and her companion for the last 23 years Robert Neavear.

Nedra loved to travel and see this country, she also enjoyed country music, canning, cooking, baking, being out doors and spending time with her family camping.  The one thing that brought the greatest joy to her life was the time she got to spend with her family..

 

Memorial Service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Reverends Alex and Angie Bryant.  Burial will follow the services at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorial is to the family to help with expenses.

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Betty J. Marlow, 83 of Macomb, IL

Betty J. Marlow age 83 of Macomb, formerly of Tennessee, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. 

 She was born November 8, 1935, in Quincy, Illinois to Howard and Pearl Johnson Jarvis.  She was united in marriage December 20, 1953, in Carthage, Illinois to Jasper E. (Speed) Marlow, he preceded her in death on July 10, 2006.

 

Surviving to mourn her passing are 2 Daughters: Donna (Ron) Wetzel, Colchester, Doris and Eric Scheirer, Greentown, PA., 1 Son In Law: Robert Bisby, Colchester, 6 Grandchildren: Brooklee (Brad) Whitford, Ryan (Amanda) Wetzel, Jennifer (Todd) Westfall, Holly (Nick) Westgerdes, Megan (Brian) Alt, Wesley Scheirer, 11 Great Grandchildren, 5 Brothers: Bennie Jarvis, Kenneth (Barbara) Jarvis, Kail (Mary) Jarvis, Ricky Jarvis, Rex (Debbie) Jarvis, 2 Sisters: Debra (Marty) Decker, Nellie Cameron, and 1 Sister In Law: Kathryn Jarvis.

 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 Daughter: Dixie Bisby, 2 Brothers: Howard Jarvis, Loren Jarvis and 1 Sister: Rosalie Jarvis.

 

Betty was a member of the Tennessee United Methodist Church, Colchester Methodist Church, Tennessee United Methodist Women, past member of the Rebecca Lodge, she enjoys to read and crochet.  Betty had worked at the Colchester State Bank for 13 years and then retired from First Federal Savings Bank after 19 years.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Jones Mortuary, Colchester, with Rev. Jim Clayton.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 12 noon Friday.  Memorials: Macomb Senior Transportation, Lafayette Square Residents Fund, Colchester Methodist Church.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois

Robert E. Marshall, 77, of Macomb, Illinois, passed away at 9:35 PM July 11, 2019 at the Lamoine Assisted Living & Memory Care in Macomb, Illinois.

 

He was born Aug. 27, 1941 in Peoria, Illinois to Simpson and Doris (McDonald) Marshall; he married Judy Duffy on December 4, 1965. She survives.

 

Also surviving are a son, Brendan (Michelle) Marshall of Monmouth, Illinois; grandchildren, Austin and Emma Marshall; a sister, Mollee (Vernie) Thomas of Danville, Illinois and nephew’s, John & Nathan Thomas and their families.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, David Marshall.

He operated Marshall Brothers Oil Company in his early life and went into car sales in 1972 with Royal Pontiac Buick, Kelly Pontiac Buick, and retired from Woodrums Automotive.

 

He was a member of St. Paul Church, and longtime member of the Macomb Country Club. Rob was an avid golfer, tennis player, pitch player.

 

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM Tuesday July 16, 2019 at St. Paul’s Church. Father Adam Stimpson will officiate. Visitation will be Monday July 15, from 5-7PM at the Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home; with recitation of the rosary at 4:30 PM. Cremation will be accorded after the Mass.

 

Burial of ashes will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery at a later date. Memorial Contributions to Macomb Country Club or St. Paul’s School. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL

Sandra Page Lybarger-Kirkpatrick, 76, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 7:35 PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at her residence. She was born on March 31, 1943 in Bushnell, Illinois to Milton and Dorothy Burk-Lybarger.

 

She is survived by her son, Carlton Kirkpatrick and wife Leigha of Las Vegas, NV and three grandchildren, Colin, Sophia, and Christian Kirkpatrick.

 

Sandra was a very strong and loving mother-grandmother. She graduated from Bushnell-Prairie City HS, where she found her passion in athletics which carried into her adult life. Sandra was an avid golfer and a huge basketball & football fan! She was blessed with many close-lifelong friendships and will be missed by many.

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be in the Bushnell Mausoleum. Memorial contributions can be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

 

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Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove

Lloyd R. Mason, 76, of Table Grove, formerly of Industry and Good Hope passed away at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at his residence.

 

Lloyd was born on May 2, 1943 in Macomb to Lawrence E. and Ruth Simon Mason. He married Beverly DeMott on June 22, 1968 and they were married 51 years and 18 days. She survives.

Also surviving are one sister, Lois Mason of Quincy; brother-in-laws, Roger (Miriam) DeMott of Webster, New York and David (Lauri) DeMott of Ipava; sister-in-laws, Lois Richardson of Temecula, California, Vonetta (Evan) Morgan of Ipava and Marjorie (George) Long of Adair; special nephew, Roger DeMott; special niece, Tiamaris Gordon; several other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and numerous cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his adopted parents, Doris and Ross DeMott, and brother-in-law, Gerald DeMott.

 

Lloyd and Beverly lived in Good Hope and Industry before moving to Table Grove.

Lloyd worked for M&H Auto Supply, Tweed Mummert, Bob Root and later worked for Farm King for 20 years in the tire shop where he was chosen employee of the month in October, 1991.

He loved fast cars and riding his motorcycle.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend A. Lee Unger officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Vermont Cemetery. Following the graveside service the family wants to invite everyone back to the Macomb VFW for a meal.

 

The family requests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made to McDonough District Hospital (MDH) Hospice and Table Grove Fire and Rescue Squad.

You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Charles Y. Jackson, 95, of Bushnell, IL

Charles Y. Jackson, 95, of Bushnell, IL passed away at 1:35 PM on Monday, July 8, 2019 at his residence with his son and daughter-in-law by his side. He was born on August 6, 1923 in Monroe City, MO to James Richard and Ella Mae (Hills) Jackson. He married Luella Lee Geist on February 19, 1946; she preceded him in death on August 18, 2013.

 

He was also preceded in death by one son, Charles Y. Jackson Jr. and one daughter-in-law, Sue Jackson.

 

He is survived by two sons, Richard “Ed” (Karen) Jackson of Bushnell, IL, Donald (Carolyn) Jackson of Fulton, MO; eight grandchildren, Amber Jackson, Misty Hill, and Steve Jackson all of Texas, Tim (Jennifer) Jackson of Fisher, IL, Philip (Ashley) Jackson of Ft. Worth, TX, Jennifer (Chris) Bordelon of Little Elm, TX, Michael (Chris) Jackson of Collinsville, IL, Jaime Jackson of Fulton, MO; fifteen great-grandchildren, John, Connie, Chasity, Cailsey, Bailey, Hannah, Ella, Lauren, Alyssa, Olivia, Caleb, Lily, Haley, Acaesha, and Alaeyah; and one great-great-grandhchild, Alexander.

 

Charles graduated high school in Monroe City, MO and then went into the military. He served as an Aviation Chief in the Navy during World War II from 1941 until 1945. In 1947 he started working for Burlington Northern Railroad, where he retired in 1985. Charles loved to camp, garden, read, and study the bible. He also loved spending time with his family. He coached little league from 1956 until 1969. After retiring from the railroad, he went to Plant City, FL for the winters. Charles was a member of the Bushnell United Methodist Church, Bushnell VFW Post #1422, and Bushnell Odd Fellows Lodge #322.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Bushnell United Methodist church, with Pastor Dan Lybarger and Pastor Amy Holman officiating. Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Martin-Hollis Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Bushnell Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Bushnell United Methodist Church or the Bushnell Rescue Squad. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com

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Connie Jo Standard, 73 of Macomb, IL

Connie Jo Standard, age 73 passed away peacefully at Courtyard Estates in Bushnell, IL on Sunday July 7th.  She was born on August 4, 1945 to Glenn and Elner (Dawdy) Standard.  

 

She lived on Fisk Street in Macomb next to them most of her life.  In earlier years she was a housekeeper for Edna.  They became friends and Edna moved in. Connie cared for her in her remaining years.  She enjoyed walking her dog Roxie and walking to McDonald’s for a cheeseburger and shake.  She played solitaire and did many word find games. Connie lived a simple and quiet life.

 

Connie is survived by her sister Sherry (Standard) Wayland (Jack) of Macomb, brother Glenn Arlin Standard (Phyllis) of Arizona and numerous nieces and nephews. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Karen Standard and sister 

Marilyn (Standard) Raymond.  

 

Graveside services will be Burial will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, with Chaplin Jordan Knight.  Friends may sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Wednesday.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

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Karen Joy Byers, 75, of LaHarpe, Illinois

Karen Joy Byers, 75, of LaHarpe, Illinois formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away June 30, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.


    She was born on November 20, 1943 in Blandinsville, Illinois the daughter of Loyd L. and Nancy Moore Breiner.


    Joy attended Northwestern High School in Sciota, Illinois. She enjoyed camping, riding horses, crafting, time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandson and shopping, shopping and shopping.


    Survivors include two children, Tina Marie Stajcar of Centerville, Iowa and Todd Byers of Muscatine, Iowa, two grandchildren, Jack (Jaclyn) Stajcar and Lucas (Jaclyn) Stajcar, one great-grandson, Trent, and eight sisters, Dorothy Plank and Pauline Jones of LaHarpe, Charlene Wilson, Lucille (Edward) Luton and Deanna Truelove of Blandinsville, Illinois, Patricia (Lewis) Huston of New Boston, Illinois, Marilyn (Pat) Cahill of Burlington and Jo (Don) Frye of Muscatine, Iowa.


    She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lloyd “Gene” Breiner and four sisters, Louise Thompson, Thelma Figg, Virginia Kerfoot and Wyvonne Byers.


    A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the LaHarpe Cemetery with Rev. Rick Goettsche officiating. In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to Deanna Truelove to help with expenses. To leave a condolence please visit her obituary at banksandbeals.com. Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting the family with arrangements.

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William J. "Billy" Sloop, 42, of Ferris, Illinois

    William J. “Billy” Sloop, 42, of Ferris, Illinois passed away at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Illinois.


    Billy was born on July 28, 1976 in Anchorage, Alaska the son of William Ray “Bill” and Barbara L. Ellefritz Sloop.


    He was a graduate of Carthage High School, Carthage, Illinois. He worked various jobs thoughout his life, including Little Timber Farm, near Carthage. Billie enjoyed playing cards.


    Survivors include, one son, Kevin Oliver of LaHarpe, Illinois, his parents, Bill and Barbara of Ferris, grandmother, Elizabeth Doyle of Ferris, and two sisters, Amy (Chance) Nye of Keokuk, Iowa and Rachel (C.J.) McHugh of Buffalo, Iowa.


    He was preceded in death by his grandparents, William and Arnetta Sloop and Leroy Ellefritz, step-grandfather, James Doyle and one sister, Lonna Sloop.


    Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Following visitation cremation will be entrusted to Banks & Beals.

 

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the Harmony Cemetery, near Bentley, Illinois, with Pastor Ben Ellefritz officiating. A memorial fund has been established to help with expenses.

 

To leave a condolence please visit Billy’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Stanley C. Welsh, 94, of Sciota

Stanley C. Welsh, 94, of Sciota passed away at 8:35 a.m. Monday, July 1, 2019 at Wesley Village Healthcare Center in Macomb.

 

He was born on August 2, 1924 in Sciota to G. Wayne and Nellie B. Curtis Welsh. He married Roberta DeCounter on February 7, 1946 in Sciota. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, Mitchell (Sandy) Welsh of Blandinsville; two daughters, Janet (Randy) Hachmeister of Burlington, Iowa and Melinda (Keith Donaldson) Welsh of Blandinsville; nine grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren and two on the way; and one brother, Gene (Ann) Welsh of Mitchell, Nebraska.

 

He was preceded by his parents; one daughter, Ellen Welsh Keithley and one brother, Max Welsh.

 

Stanley farmed all of his life. He started up his dairy farm and established a legacy for his family. He enjoyed wintering with Roberta in Ft. Myers where they made many life-long friends.

In his spare time he enjoyed golfing and fishing with his grandkids. RV’ing was also a favorite for he and Roberta. They traveled around the country visiting friends and family.

 

He was a graduate of Good Hope High School. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, member of the former Sciota Christian Church where served as an elder for many years, attended the Blandinsville Christian Church. He was a volunteer fireman for many years.

He was an Army veteran serving during World War II.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 5, 2019 at the Blandinsville Christian Church with Reverend Gordon Blankenship  officiating.

 

Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.

 

Everyone is invited back to the church following the burial for a lunch and fellowship.

 

Memorials may be made to the LaMoine Christian Service Camp.

 

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville is in charge of arrangements.

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David L. Frank age 66 of Blandinsville, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at his home in Blandinsville. Cremation rites have been accorded.  A Celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Jones Mortuary in Colchester is handling arrangements.

 

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Wyvonne Elaine Byers, 70 of LaHarpe, IL

Wyvonne Elaine Byers, 70, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 10:35 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa.


    She was born on April 29, 1949 in LaHarpe the daughter of Loyd L. and Nancy Moore Breiner. On April 29, 1966 she married Ike Lavern Byers. He survives.


    Wyvonne enjoyed gardening, painting and crafting. She loved music particularly Elvis. She also enjoyed shopping and going to yard sales. Her greatest love was for her kids,  grandkids, and her best friend and husband, Ike.


    Survivors include her husband, Ike, three children, Troy Byers of Keokuk, Iowa, Michelle (Kelly) Smith of Albia, Iowa and Ike Byers Jr. of LaHarpe, three grandchildren, Olivia (Derik) Bronson, Isaac Smith and Elijah Smith, one great-grandchild, Isaiah Bronson all of Albia and nine sisters, Dorothy Plank, Pauline Jones and Joy Byers all of LaHarpe, Charlene Wilson, Lucille (Edward) Luton and Deanna Truelove of Blandinsville, Illinois, Patricia (Lewis) Huston of New Boston, Illinois, Marilyn (Pat) Cahill of Burlington and Jo (Don) Frye of Muscatine, Iowa.


    Wyvonne was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Lloyd “Gene” Breiner and three sisters, Louise Thompson, Thelma Figg and Virginia Kerfoot.
    A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. A memorial fund has been established. To leave a condolence please visit Wyvonne’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Anna Mae McClintock, 84, of Macomb

Anna Mae McClintock, 84, of Macomb passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at Hospice House in Peoria.

 

She was born on May 30, 1935 in Macomb to Frank and Violet Doty Bly. She married Richard “Dick” McClintock on December 25, 1953. He survives.


Also surviving are two sons, Danny (Kathy) McClintock of Douglasville, Pennsylvania and Adam (Cindy) McClintock of Macomb; four grandchildren, Karlee (Tyler) Neiswender of Reading, Pennsylvania, Alexis McClintock of Douglasville, Pennsylvania, Kayla (Derek) Switzer of Des Moines, Iowa and Brittany (Chris) Davila of Gulf Shores, Alabama; two great-grandchildren, Beau Davila and Hannah Switzer and one sister, Millie (Joe) Bainter of Macomb.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers and four sisters.

 

Anna lived all of her life in Macomb. She bowled in the Macomb Women’s Bowling League for many years had bowled a 286 as her highest league game. She loved cats, dogs and horses. She was an avid Cubs fan. She also enjoyed doing scratch off lottery tickets and crossword puzzles and the board game, Aggravation.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb, Reverend Claudia McCain officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorial may be made to the Cancer Fund or the OSF Richard Owens Hospice Home.

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Deborah L. "Deb" Bennett, 59, of Davenport, IA

Deborah L. "Deb" Bennett, 59, of Davenport, IA passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She was born on May 7, 1960 in LaHarpe, IL, the daughter of Mark L. and Mary H. Woods Bennett.

 

Deb moved from LaHarpe at the age of 10 to Burlington, IA and was a 1978 graduate of the Burlington Notre Dame High School. For the past 30 years she had resided in Davenport. She went on to become a registered nurse, graduating from the University of Iowa in 1990 with a Bachelor of Science degree. She was a critical care traveling nurse working in several states for 5 years. Deb also became a licensed hearing aid specialist, working with her mother for several years.

 

Deb loved knitting, crochet, sewing, and gardening. She could create almost anything she set her mind to.

 

Survivors include her son Cyrus Bennett of Davenport, mother, Mary (Dean Bassett) Duval of Davenport, brother, David (Joanne) Bennett of Minneapolis, MN, and several aunts, uncles, nephews and nieces.

Deb was preceded in death by her father, Mark Bennet, step-father, Floyd Duval, grandparents, Robert and Jessie Bennett, Fred and Elaine Woods, William and Agnes Grainger and Max Dull.

 

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, June 27, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home an hour prior to services. A memorial fund has been established for her son’s college education. Please visit banksandbeals.com to leave a condolence and sign the guest book.

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Dennis Brandt, 72 of Macomb, IL

Dennis Brandt, 72, passed away on June 22, 2019 under the care of hospice in the comfort of his home in Macomb, Illinois.

 

He was born on Sept. 28, 1946 in Toledo, Iowa to Alfred Brandt Jr. and Ruth Schroeder Brandt Kriz.  He graduated from high school, served in Army Reserves, attended computer school at UNI and worked at UNI for a short time. He then worked for Pioneer in Toledo. Dysart, Nebraska,and Illinois where he met his wife Kay. Together they have one daughter, Jessica.

He is survived by his wife Kay, daughter, Jessica, two sisters, Nickey Slagle of Marengo, Connie (Ron) Dostal of Marshalltown, 2 aunts, Lorraine Avery of Tama, and Joyce Schroeder of Pella, Two nieces and one nephew, several great nieces and nephews and many cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents, grandparents and in-laws.

 

Dennis loved the Hawkeyes, watching football, golfing and playing cards at the golf course. He also loved coming back to Iowa and never missed an opportunity to eat pizza at Mama DiGrados and have ice cream at Evs in Marshalltown!

 

Graveside services will be Wednesday June 26th, 2:00 p.m., at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb, Ill. There will be no visitation. Rev. A. Lee Unger will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to Gold Hills Golf Course. Celebration of life will follow at the Gold Hills Golf course in Macomb. Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Please sign guestbook or leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com

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H. Ronald Chenoweth, 84, of Macomb

H. Ronald Chenoweth, 84, of Macomb passed away at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at The Lamoine Retirement Living Center in Macomb.


He was born on December 1, 1934 in Table Grove to Herman A. and Eunice F. Sandidge Chenoweth. He married Dorothy Chambers on October 5, 1958. She survives.

 

Also surviving are three sons, Darrell (Kathy) Chenoweth of Macomb, Rod (Tonia) Chenoweth of Gravois Mills, Missouri and Gene (Sharon) Chenoweth of Colchester; six grandchildren, Brian (Stephanie) Chenoweth, Blake (Jessica) Chenoweth, Matt (Becca Wilson) Chenoweth, Brandi Chenoweth, Jennifer (Tristen Protsman) Chenoweth, three great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim (Ruth) Chenoweth of Bushnell; and two sisters, Barbara Ault of Fiatt and Francis (Bill) Allison of Moline.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Norma Brown, Doris Hunter, Carol Bainter and Roberta Barnes; and one brother, George Chenoweth.

 

Ron lived most of his life in Macomb. He was co-owner of Chenoweth Implement in Macomb until it closed and later in life he worked for Yetter Manufacturing. He served on the YMCA Board and was President of the Macomb Speedway. He was a 3/4 midget racecar owner and Dean Chipman was the driver. He also loved golfing and dirt track racing.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Macomb Assembly of God Church on Robin Road with Pastor Carl Redding officiating. Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Macomb VFW.

Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.

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Iver Norman Torgerson, 86, of Randolph, Minnesota

Iver Norman Torgerson, 86, of Randolph, Minnesota, passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on June 14, 2019 at his daughter’s home in Macomb, Illinois, after a long and valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.  His funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Macomb, IL.  Pastor Youngshim Pitcher will officiate.  Interment will be in Minnesota at a later date.

Iver was born to American Pastor Einar N. Torgerson and his wife Esther M. (Brudvik) Torgerson on May 16, 1933 in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.  He was the eldest of seven siblings.  During his childhood, the family relocated to Kent, Washington, and later settled in Twin Valley, Minnesota.  Iver was paralyzed with polio at the age of nine, and was fortunate to experience a full recovery, playing on the high school basketball team, and participating in other sports.  He graduated from Twin Valley High School in 1951.

Iver attended Pacific Lutheran University for one year, then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a Medic at a military hospital in France during the Korean War.   Following his honorable discharge from the U.S. Army, he completed Bachelor’s Degrees in English and History at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota.  He taught English and History at high schools in Minnesota and California, before entering graduate school. He earned a Master’s Degree in History at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, then taught History at the University of North Dakota branch in Williston, where he met his future bride, Austa.  He later taught History at Chadron State College in Nebraska, and studied East Asian history in Singapore on a Fulbright Scholarship.  While at Chadron, he took flying lessons and eventually received his pilot’s license. He later purchased his own small airplane, a Piper Pacer, and enjoyed many years of flying.

Iver married Austa (Brostuen) Torgerson during a spring blizzard on April 29, 1967 in Williston, North Dakota.  They lived in Chadron, Nebraska, then spent a year in Norway, where he taught English at the Bedrifts Economic Institute in Oslo. Upon their return to the United States, he enrolled at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  He was ordained as a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American (ELCA) in 1972, and accepted a call to Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church in Randolph, Minnesota, at which time he also served as a counselor at the Mineral Springs adolescent treatment center in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.  In 1978, he was recruited to join the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots (LAMP) as a Pastor/Pilot, first serving far northern Canada from a base in Yellowknife, NWT, then establishing a new base on McKenzie Island, in Red Lake, Ontario, where he and Austa served the needs of residents in remote villages and trained volunteers to conduct service projects in these communities.  He also served as a Mental Health counselor for a time in Red Lake, Ontario.

In 1992, he returned to Randolph, Minnesota, and soon accepted the position of Interim Pastor for the Cross of Christ and Cannon River Lutheran Churches in rural Welch and Cannon Falls, Minnesota, where he served for eleven years before his retirement. 

Iver loved people, and loved the outdoors.  Favorite activities included hiking, fishing, flying, boating, cross-country skiing, road trips, exploring wilderness areas, museums, parks, vegetable gardening, and sharing great stories of his adventures with family and friends over hearty meals.  He had a wonderful sense of humor; his roaring laugh was infectious and unforgettable. 

Iver is survived by his wife, Austa, now living in Macomb, Illinois; daughter Andrea (Don) Alveshere of Macomb, Illinois, and their children Cody, Lachlan, and Ciaran; son Peter (Heidi) Torgerson, of Kasson, Minnesota, and their children Cooper, Cassidy, and Alexander; and stepson Marc (Debbie) Torgerson of Gainesville, Georgia, and their children JT, Savannah, and Aziel. He is also survived by brother Gordon (Cheri) Torgerson and sisters Lenore Darrah, Grace (Darrol) Nichols, and Elsie Himes. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Walter and John, and many beloved in-laws, friends, and extended family members.     

The family requests that memorials be directed to either the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the Children’s Tumor Foundation

Friends and family may sign the Guestbook, share memories, and leave condolences at here.

 

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Vivian Gallahue Nelson, 97, Macomb, Il

Vivian Gallahue Nelson, age 97,passed away at 9:20 PM on June 15, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home in Macomb.She was born on June 10, 1922 in Summum ,Illinois the daughter of Verne and Opal Parks Fisher.She married Dale Nelson and he preceded her in death on September 8, 1988.

 

Vivian is survived by one daughter Donna (Don) Huckabey of Macomb, one granddaughter Debbie Plate of Macomb, two great-grandchildren Ronnie Plate and Ricky Plate both of Macomb, three great great grandchildren also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,  one great grandchild Ross Plate ,and one grandson in law Ron Plate.

 

Vivian had lived most of her life in Macomb, she had worked for the Salvation Army Thrift Store for 15 years before her retirement. She had  attended the Macomb Assembly of God Church for many years.

 

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11 AM at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb. Rev. Jon Keck will officiate.

 

Friends may call from 9:30 AM until 10:30 AM on Thursday at the Clugston – Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. You may sign the guest book and leave online condolences at clugston-tibbittsfh.com.

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Robert Franklin Wiley, 85, of LaHarpe, Il

Robert Franklin Wiley, 85, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 7:55 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.

Bob was born on September 23, 1933 in Oakville, Iowa the son of Florence "Fuzz" and Mary Wilma Reid Wiley. On September 30, 1956 he married Alice F. Hartman in Mediapolis, Iowa. She preceded him in death on February 9, 2009.

Mr. Wiley was a 1952 graduate of the Morning Sun High School. Following high school he served as Corporal in the United States Army during the Korean War. Bob first worked at a rendering plant in Morning Sun. He and his wife owned and operated LaHarpe Frozen Foods from 1967 until his retirement in 1999. After retirement Bob worked at Weber Meats in Carthage.

He was a member of the LaHarpe Lions Club, LaHarpe American Legion Post #301 and the Black Hawk Auto Restorers in Burlington Iowa. He enjoyed visiting, playing cards, traveling, time spent with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching their sporting events.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra K. (Kevin Shauman) Pence of Kirkwood, Illinois and Debbie (Danny) Evans of LaHarpe, five grandchildren, Shannon (Felecia) Pence, Amber (Jason) Duncan, Andrew (Erica) Pence, Clifford Evans and Skyler (Mariah) Pence, ten great-grandchildren, Sidney, Taylor and Sawyer Pence, Jack, Ellie and Ames Duncan, Raiden Evans, and Adalynn, Levi and Brinley Pence, one uncle, Clinton Bowman of Burlington, four sisters, Darlyne (Larry) Howard of Newton, Iowa, Lucille Anderson of Mediapolis, Iowa, LulaBelle (Claude) Stiger of Muscatine, Iowa and Frances (Clyde) Callis of Springfield, Missouri and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, and one brother, Kenneth Wiley and aunt Marcella Bowman.

The funeral service for Mr. Wiley will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Burial with full Military Rites will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Friends may call after 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at Banks & Beals where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe American Legion Post #301. To leave a condolence please visit Bob’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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Philip Kent "PK" Dunham Jr., 52, of LaHarpe, Illinois

Philip Kent "PK" Dunham Jr., 52, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 2:12 PM Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the UnityPoint Health - Keokuk Iowa.

 

He was born on November 25, 1966 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Philip K. Dunham Sr. and Linda Harrington. On April 18, 1988 he married Theresa Cox in Jacksonville, Illinois. She preceded him in death on September 12, 2013.

 

PK was a graduate of Carthage High School. He worked for many years at the Jacksonville Development Center. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed playing cards. He loved his family and the time spent with his granddaughter, Peyton.

 

Survivors include his mother, Linda, of LaHarpe, two daughters, Ashley Dietz and Stephanie Dunham both of Jacksonville, one granddaughter, Peyton, his special friend, Annette Day of LaHarpe, one aunt, Sandra Reeder, one uncle, Gary Harrington and several cousins.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Teresa, father, Philip Sr., and grandparents.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2019 at the Murrayville Cemetery, Murrayville, Illinois. Memorials are suggested to the family.

 

Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting the family. To leave a condolence please visit PK’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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