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  • Carol Jane Singleton, 73, of Kewanee, Il. died at 6:03 P.M. Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Kewanee Care Home.  Carol was born December 24, 1943 in Kewanee, the daughter of Raymond and Mayme (Page) Brady.  The family lived in Castleton, Il. and Carol graduated from Bradford High School with the class of 1961.  She married James “Jim” Singleton on November 11, 1962 in Snareville, Il.   He preceded her in death on December 10, 2011.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, a sister Sue, and a brother Gilbert.

    Surviving are three daughters Kari (David) Leach of McLean, Il., Tonya (Brien) Vincent of Kewanee, Lisa (Craig) Baum of Morton, Il., one son, Shane Singleton of Kewanee, eight grandchildren, Nathan, Sydney, Blake, Madison, Chad, Liam, Kendall and Jett and two brothers, Dean Brady of Wyoming, Il. and Herb Brady of Mapleton, Il.

    Carol was a volunteer at the Kewanee Food Pantry and Humane Society.  She enjoyed square dancing, gardening, her pets and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.  There will be no visitation and burial will be private for the family.  Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Food Pantry or Humane Society.  Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.


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    Lucille M. Buysse, 95, of Atkinson IL, died Wednesday, April 19 at Hammond Henry Hospital Long Term Care Unit Geneseo. Funeral mass celebrating her life will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday, April 25 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Atkinson IL. Father Burns will officiate. Visitation will be held Monday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Atkinson, where the Rosary will be recited at 3:30 pm. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorials may be left to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Atkinson, or the American Diabetes Association.

     

    Lucille was born June 23, 1921 in Mt. Pleasant, IA to Julius Eeckhout and Ida Marlier- Eeckhout. She married Albert C. Buysse February 18, 1939 in Atkinson Illinois. Lucille spent her life as a farm wife and homemaker, raising four daughters. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Atkinson, as well as a member of the Women of the Moose #990 and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed embroidery, baking, and gardening.

     

    She is survived by her four daughters; Connie O’Connor of Davenport IA, Eileen Verbeck of Kewanee IL, Lanette (James) Carlson of Cambridge IL, and Marla (Rock) Katschnig of Prophetstown IL; her sister Marietta DeSmet of Rock Island; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

     

    Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert, and her brother Leonard “Buddy” Eeckhout.

     

    Share a message of sympathy Lucille’s family at:  vandemorefuneralhome.com


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  • Beverly June Lester, 92, of Kewanee, IL died April 19, 2017 at Kewanee Care.  Beverly June was born December 28, 1924 in Colchester, IL the daughter of Archilbald and Florence Booth. She married Gil Lester on December 27, 1942.

    Surviving are three daughters, Joyce Litt of Des Moines, IA, Marsha Clark of Ames, IA, and Gretchen Breedlove Gaumer of Des Moines, IA; 9 grandchildren, Charles (Emily) Litt, Robert (Jennifer) Litt, Matt (Julie) Clark, Gil (Kelley) Clark, Amy (Matt) Oakley, Molly Breedlove, Ann (Lance) Peterson, Erika (Dan) Michalski, William (Caitlin) Breedlove; 24 great grandchildren; and a sister, Karol (Rich) Fentem of Danville, IL.

    June was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Travis Booth.

    This morning heaven gained an incredibly gifted seamstress, a talented artist, a passionate puzzle and Scrabble expert, a cook who knew exactly how potato salad should taste, a woman whose absence here on earth will be felt by many; this morning Nana entered eternal rest. I have no doubt Papa was waiting to greet her…and I’m certain her first words were, “Hot Damn!” I think of her so often, and always with joy…especially when my girls repeat her signature, “Shoot*pa*toot!” We had our choice of bears to play with and always tried our best not to touch the fancy dolls. I remember many a night sleeping on her floor staying up really late with my cousins. The thimble collection in the front room was a highlight too. Walks to the park where she would give us old bread to feed the ducks. The sewing room with all kinds of things especially buttons…tons of buttons. She will be missed, but she will be remembered with joy and gratitude for so many precious memories.

    A memorial service will be at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 23, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL. Visitation will be from 12-2 on Sunday, April 23rd at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Kewanee Park District.

    Private online condolences may be left to the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.


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  • Francis J. Tucker, 91, of LaFayette, IL died Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at Kewanee Courtyard Estates, Kewanee, IL. Francis was born December 24, 1925 in Bradford, IL, the son of Frank and Daisy Tucker. He married LaDonna Sizemore on August 31, 1947 at the former Kewanee Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    Surviving is his loving wife of 69 years, LaDonna J. (Sizemore) Tucker of LaFayette; children, Trena A. Jones (Jeff Casanova) of East Moline, IL, Linda J. (Michael) Murray of Kewanee, Richard F. (Laurie) Tucker of Andalusia, AL, Fred A. Tucker of Wyoming, IL, Jeff A. Tucker of Kewanee; 11 grandchildren, Reneé, Shane, Kerry, Katie, Darryl, Dawn, Derrick, Daniel, Corey, Kalvin, and Dalton; and 12 great-grandchildren.

    Francis was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Orlando, Lewis and Robert Tucker, five sisters, Imogene Parker, LaVaugn Blake, Virginia Gibbs, Georgia Jordan, and Zula Woodford.

    Francis was an Owner Operator of Tucker Equipment Sales for over 50 years. He farmed in Bradford, Tiskilwa and Kewanee area all of his life. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Masonic Lodge for 63 years. He served his country in the US Army. The family would like to say a special thanks to Courtyard Estates.

    Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL with military honors accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Private family burial will be at the Evergreen Memorial Gardens, rural Kewanee, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Monday, April 24th at the funeral home with a masonic service following at 7 PM. Memorials may be made to the Masonic Lodge #479, Wyoming, IL or the Stark County FFA.

     Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com 


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  • Jamie Lou Padilla, 59, of Kewanee, IL died at 5:50 am on April 18, 2017 at her home. Jamie was born August 31, 1957 in Kewanee the daughter of Raymond and Patricia Carlson. She graduated from Wethersfield High School with the class of 1975. She attended Blackhawk East College. Jamie married Marty Padilla on September 23, 1978 in Kewanee, IL.

    Surviving is her husband, Marty; daughter, Mandy Padilla of Galva; son, Zachary (Autumn) Padilla, of Kewanee; parents, Raymond and Patricia Carlson of Kewanee; sister, Julie Johnson of Kewanee; three grandchildren, Michael Shaw, Skylar Sauer, and Mia Padilla; one niece, Nikki Johnson; and one nephew, Nathan Johnson. She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

    Jamie was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Kewanee, IL. She was an avid Cubs fan and a Green Bay Packer’s fan. She enjoyed her flower garden and the outdoors. She was a member of AFSCME and enjoyed her coworkers at the Department of Human Services. Jamie enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

    Jamie was employed at the Illinois Department of Human Services for 38 years, retiring in 2016.

    Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL. Reverend Linnea Gustafson will be officiating. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee, IL. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM Friday, April 21st at the funeral home, the family encourages you to wear your Cubs attire if you feel comfortable. Memorials may be made to an education fund for the grandchildren or to St. Jude’s.

    Private online condolences may be left for the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com


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    William T. Eilts Sr., 65, of Kewanee, passed away at 9:57 a.m., Sunday, April 16, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.


    Cremation has been accorded and no services are planned at this time. Memorials may be directed to Illinois Cancer Care, 8940 N. Wood Sage Rd., Peoria, IL 61615. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.


    He was born February 7, 1952 in Quincy, IL, the son of George and Sally (Shaffer) Eilts Sr. He married Carolyn Matuszyk on September 14, 1984 in Toulon. Survivors include his wife, Carol, his mother, Sally, two sons, Robert (Tiffany) Eilts and William Eilts Jr., a brother, George Eilts, two sisters, Jacqueline Hester and Georgia Ann, eleven grandchildren, Cassandra, Heather, Destiny, Samantha, Gracey, Terry, Roman, Aaron, Dakota, Cheyenne and Niquél, three great grandchildren with one on the way, Bryson, Hailiee and Raynie and special family friend, Jennifer Weeden. He was preceded in death by his father, a daughter, Trish and a brother, Ronnie.


    William worked as a welder at John Deere until his retirement. He was of the Catholic faith and was a member of Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. He was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed hunting with a bow and shotgun, fishing, gardening, grilling and traveling to see his children. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.


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  • Shirley A. Lundeen, of Charleston, WV, formerly of Kewanee, IL, died on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at her residence.   

    Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22 at the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee. Rev. Paul Copeland will officiate. Inurnment will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to a charity of the donor’s choice. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.


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