KEWANEE - Connie L. Elgin, 68, of Kewanee, died at 10:08 a.m., Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Kewanee Care Home and is now with the love of her life and her mother.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, November 20 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society.
She was born February 16, 1947 in Kewanee, the daughter of Glenn and Darlene (Scott) Ouart. She married Kenneth M. “Kenny” Elgin on September 24, 1977 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on February 16, 2007. Survivors include her father, four children, Kevin (Lorie) Elgin, Brian (Lorie) Elgin and Cindy Paxton, all of Kewanee and Melanie (Don) Pritchett of Huntsville, AL, eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and six cousins. She was also preceded in death by her mother.
Connie attended Kewanee schools and graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1965 and then had attended Western Illinois University. She had worked at JCPenney’s and Peoples National Bank and had operated Porky’s Bar. She was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Kewanee. She was a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed cooking, horse racing, staying in touch with her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren and she especially enjoyed her girls, Winnie, Cassie, Chloe and Tasha. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
GALVA - Mary Elizabeth Hansen, 99, of Galva, died at 12:45 a.m., Monday, November 16, 2015 at Courtyard Estates in Galva.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 19 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Ann Champion and Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to OSF Hospice in Galesburg or to the first United Methodist Church in Galva.
She was born November 26, 1915 in Neponset, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Cardwell) Scott. She married Clarence c. “Heinie” Hansen on September 24, 1936 in Princeton and he preceded her in death on October 7, 1993. Survivors include her daughter, Dixie (Ronald) Moore of Peoria, five grandchildren, Brian, Mike, Lynn, Angie and Aaron, a great grandchild, Luke Egan and a nephew with whom she raised, James (Jeanne) Scott of Hot Springs Village, AR. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Charles, a brother and two sisters.
Elizabeth graduated from Neponset High School in 1933. She had worked as a telephone operator and in the lunchroom at Galva High School. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galva and Lake Calhoun Country Club where she enjoyed golfing. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.
Jeffrey K. Johnson, 62, of rural Lynn Center, died Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at the Clarrisa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 16th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Rev. Wayne Melaas-Swanson will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Cremation will take place after the services and a private graveside service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Osco-Andover Fire Department or the Alpha Boy Scout Troop 144.
Jeffrey Karl Johnson was born April 5, 1953 in Moline, the son of Carl E. and Mae D. Swanson Johnson. He was educated in AlWood schools and graduated from AlWood High School in 1971.
Jeff was a lifelong farmer and worked on the family farm in Lynn Township as well as doing custom work for local farmers. He was previously employed as a truck driver for Borkgren Trucking and Blade Trucking. Jeff was an avid dirt track car racing fan and a Rusty Wallace fan. He really enjoyed fishing on Friday nights with friends.
Those surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Kenneth Baker, Aldrich, MO, and a brother, Bryan "Blinky" "Carrot" Johnson, rural Lynn Center, and two nephews, Andrew and Alexander Johnson. Other survivors include an aunt, Elayne Hogan, East Moline, and an uncle and aunt, Vernon and Karen Swanson, Danien, IL. His grandparents and parents preceded him in death.