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Catherine Ann "Cathy" Van Wassenhove


KEWANEE - Catherine Ann “Cathy” VanWassenhove, 44, of Kewanee, died at 8:44 p.m., Monday, August 29, 2016 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Friday, September 2 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m.Thursday, September 1 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services and private inurnment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.

She was born January 12, 1972 in Galesburg, the daughter of David K. “Butch” and Victoria Ann (Mardock) Wexell. She married Thomas “Tom” VanWassenhove on September 21, 1996 in Kewanee. He survives of Kewanee, as does her mother, Vicki of Galva, three daughters, Bethany, Ashley and Megan VanWassenhove, all of Kewanee, a brother, Chad Wexell of Galva, a sister Cheri (Jim) Cavanaugh of Galva, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ron and Patricia VanWassenhove of Kewanee and a brother-in-law, Todd (Tiphanie) VanWassenhove of Andover. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, father and a brother in infancy, Leslie Kenneth.

Cathy graduated from Galva High School in 1990. She received her Associates Degree from Black Hawk East and her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from OSF St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse at Kewanee Hospital for 14 years. She loved her job and had a passion for taking care of her patients. She enjoyed reading and watching TV shows. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Frances Carmella (Anderson) Horton

Frances Carmella (Anderson) Horton passed from this life Friday, June 17, 2016 in Scottsdale, AZ after fighting the good fight.  

Cremation has been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 2 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Kewanee. In lieu of any flowers or memorials, the family asks for a prayer to be said on behalf of our newest guardian angel. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of the local arrangements. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com

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Joyce E. Beard

 

Joyce E. Beard, 54, of Geneseo, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Monday, August 29, 2016, at her home.  A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 10 am on Friday, September 2nd at the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church.  Rev. Steven Palm will officiate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 2-7 pm on Thursday at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.  In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials may be made to the Joyce Beard Educational Fund for her children.

 

Joyce was born on July 5, 1962 in Moline, IL, the daughter of Charles “Chuck” and Verna (Loy) McMillin.  She graduated from Moline High School.  She was united in marriage to Randy W. Beard on October 11, 1991 in Rock Island, IL.  Joyce owned and operated Curtain Calls by Joyce, which provided window treatments for many clients in the Geneseo and surrounding area. 

 

Joyce was active in the Geneseo Evangelical Free Church; a Sunday school teacher; member of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) serving as a children’s leader and an administrative leader in the Moline Day Women’s class. Joyce was instrumental in starting Geneseo Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) and the Mothers in Prayer Group (MIPI) in Geneseo.  She was also a Pathfinders Coordinator; AWANA- Cubbies and Girl’s Leader, Girl’s Bible Study Leader for middle and high school girls, and GEFC middle and high school youth group co-leader.  Joyce constantly and continually witnessed to others for Christ.  She was also a GEFC Youth Praise Band groupie.

 

Joyce volunteered for Kitchen Quarterbacks, booster President for Track & Cross Country, active PTA member at Milikin Elementary school, and Milikin Elementary Junior Achievement to name a few.  She was awarded the Geneseo PTA Lifetime Membership.  Joyce enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, fishing, antiquing, photography, bird watching, and floating with friends on the water.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family and especially cheering Josh and Bek on at Geneseo sports.

 

She is survived by her husband, Randy; son: Joshua Beard, at home; daughter: Rebekah Beard, at home; brothers: Tom (Ruth) McMillin, Bill McMillin, Brian (Betty) McMillin, Glen (Lori) McMillin, and Mike (Jennifer) McMillin; sisters: Margaret McMillin, Carolyn Greving, Mary (John) Smith, Laurie (Greg) Carleton, and Debbie (Tom) Castillo; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jerry McMillin.

 

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Alice A. Couve


KEWANEE - Alice A. Couve, 101, of Kewanee, died at 8:14 a.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 at Courtyard Estates in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 31 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC in Kewanee. Rev. Bob Sherman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at the church with a Rebekah Lodge service at 9:45 a.m.Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the elevator fund at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

She was born May 25, 1915 at the family home in Burns Twp., IL, the daughter of Raymond and Maude (Leonard) Hawthorne. She married Glenn W. Couve in the parsonage of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC on August 19, 1938 and he preceded her in death on September 3, 1983. Survivors include three nieces, Shirley Davis of Milwaukee, WI, Janet McMahon of Indian Head Park, IL and Lawrene Hawthorne of Lombard, IL, two great nieces and a great nephew, and two great-great nieces and two great-great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a brother Kenneth in infancy and a brother, Lawrence.

Alice graduated from Wethersfield High School and Kewanee Business College. She had worked as cashier and bookkeeper at a Department Store and had also worked at Kewanee Credit Bureau and in the office at the Kewanee Sale Barn for 15 years. She had volunteered at the Pilot House, the tutoring center at the First Congregational Church and at Kewanee Hospital in the gift shop, at the front desk and in the cafeteria. She was a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC and its Women’s Guild and was chairman of the memorial committee for 23 years. She was secretary of Burns Grange for 50 years and was also a member of Kewanee Women’s Club, Henry County Farm Bureau and Home Extension, the Flemish American Club and the Kewanee Rebekah Lodge of which she joined at the age of 16 along with her mother. Alice enjoyed music, dancing, doing crossword puzzles and bowling and was inducted into the Kewanee Women’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 2003. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Wayne S. Thompson

Wayne S. Thompson, 76, of Annawan, passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at Unity Point Health-Trinity in Rock Island.  Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

 

Wayne was born on May 31, 1940 in Alba Township, Henry County, IL, the son of Harlan and Ruth (Matson Atwell) Thompson.  He attended Annawan High School.  He proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam War.  He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Parker on June 6, 1981 in Geneseo, IL.  He worked as an assembler for JI Case in Bettendorf, IA for 17 years.  He then went the American Eagle Building in Annawan for 13 years, from which he retired.  Wayne enjoyed collecting, building, and restoring old cars.

 

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; daughters: Debra (Greg) Rashid of Kewanee, IL and Kathy Thompson of Walnut, IL; sons: Cory (Julie) Thompson of Annawan, IL, Wayne (Lindsey) Schweninger of Aledo, IL, and Beau Thompson (fiancée Amy Lessing) of Madison, WI; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sister: Marilyn Thompson of Kewanee, IL; and brother: Jack Thompson of Annawan, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, 1 sister, and 2 brothers.

 

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Sarah E. "Bess" Blank

 

Sarah “Bess” E. Blank, 88, died Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Genesis Senior Living in Aledo.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 3rd at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Geneseo.  Rev. Christopher Bushre will officiate.  Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, rural Geneseo.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Sarah Elizabeth Pauley was born January 23, 1928 in Lucerne, MO, the daughter of Guy and Lena (Pettit) Pauley.  She was united in marriage to Wilbur C. Blank on September 28, 1946 in Rock Island, IL.  He died February 13, 1995.  Bess had worked at Turnstyle, and then Venture in Moline until retiring.  She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and loved playing cards and dancing.  She especially enjoyed holidays and decorating.  She played in the Women’s Baseball League.

 

Bess is survived by her daughter, Linda (Gene) Pinegar, State Center, IA; a granddaughter, Kathy Kittleson, Merritt Island, FL; three brothers, George Pauley, Milan, Robert (Sherry) Pauley, Moline, and Ronald “Skip” (Donna) Pauley, Milan; and numerous nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two daughters, Patricia Ewing and Debra Sparkman; a grandson, David Ewing; five brothers; and two sisters.

 

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Sarah’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

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Janet L. Quanstrom


KEWANEE - Janet L. Quanstrom, 75, of Kewanee, died at 6:10 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2016 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.
 
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m., until the time of the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the services and private inurnment will be held at Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Janet Quanstrom Memorial Fund. 

She was born July 18, 1941 in Kewanee, the daughter of Melvin and Edna (Lewis) Piester. She married Alvin E. “Buddy” Quanstrom on December 2, 1961 and he preceded her in death on February 7, 2006. Survivors include a son, Kevin (Shelley) Quanstrom, three daughters, Luanne Thurston, Lynette Richardson and Lori Quanstrom and her fiancé William Self, two brothers, Donnie (Cathy) Piester and Gary Piester, her brother-in-law, John Hartman, eight grandchildren, Kari Lea Richardson, Larry (Katy) Richardson, Shawn and Christopher Thurston, Ryan Thurston (Marlaya Eastman), Haven and Liam Self and Kristina Quanstrom and five great grandchildren, Christopher Richardson, Summer Menold, Rylee Hutchinson, Logen Pyse and Jeramiah Reynolds. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Charles and Francis and three sisters, Ruth, Merriam and Kay Marie in infancy.

Janet had worked at A&W, Boss Manufacturing, Classic Coach and Courtyard Village and Courtyard Estates. She enjoyed art, roller skating, horseback riding, bird watching, camping and fishing, especially at Allendale Conservation Club and having fish fries. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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J. Roger Mann



GALVA - J. Roger Mann, 73, of Galva, died at 3:36 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2016 in the emergency room at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee. 

A Celebration of his Life will be held at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, September 1 at the Wethersfield School Gymnasium. Linnea Gustafson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Cremation will be accorded and private interment will be held at a later date in Brighton, IA. Memorials may be directed to the Wethersfield Academic Foundation.

He was born April 19, 1943 in Washington, IA, the son of Homer and Darlene (Powell) Mann. He married Jean R. Price on August 19, 1967 in Antioch, IL. She survives as does a daughter, Tricia (Adam) Berry of Johnston, IA, two grandchildren, Matthew Roger Berry and Paige Elizabeth Berry, a sister, Barbara (Jim) Bock of Fairmont, MN and two nieces, Susan (Ron) Houghton of Toledo, IA and Laura (Mike) Carlson of Deep Lake, MN.

  
Roger graduated from Wayland High School. He then graduated with a B.S. from Iowa Wesleyan College and began his teaching career at Galva High School in 1965. After four years in Galva he was a teaching assistant at Illinois State and earned his M.S. degree. He began his career as a math and computer science teacher at Wethersfield High School in 1970. He retired from teaching in 2014 but not from Wethersfield Schools. Roger continued to be a part of the Wethersfield Schools up until his death. He was listed in the Who’s Who in American Education and was recognized by Western Illinois University as an outstanding math teacher. This nomination came from former students. In 2011, he was a WHS Hall of Fame inductee. He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, managing computer web sites, bicycling, walking. jogging and any activities involving his family. He also enjoyed helping people out, and his final gift to help others was donating his corneas. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.   

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Debra A. Petty



GALVA - Debra A. Petty, 57, of Galva, died at 7:15 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at her home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Tuesday, August 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m.Monday, August 29 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

She was born September 14, 1958 in Kewanee, the daughter of Richard and Darlene (Peterson) Kermeen. She married Ted R. “Randy” Petty on August 11, 1979 in Galva. He survives of Galva, as do two sons, Joshua Petty and his fiancé Melanie O’Connell and Nolan Petty, both of Galva, two daughters, Amanda Pyle and her boyfriend, Kevin Witte and Jodi Petty and her boyfriend, Christopher McKnight, both of Galva, her brother-in-law, Dave Leverette of Galva, eleven grandchildren, Kassidee, Kameron, Zataya, Kaydence, Jayden, Drew, Joslynn, Kaitlynn, Christian, Christianna and Jacylnn and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Sharon and Janet and two brothers, Randy and Russell. 

Debra obtained her GED and attended Black Hawk East. She had worked as a teachers aide at Kids First. She enjoyed camping and riding motorcycles and especially enjoyed taking care of her grandchildren and spending time with family and friends. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Kenneth L. "Kenny" Yarger



KEWANEE - Kenneth L. “Kenny” Yarger, 86, of Kewanee, died at 9:29 p.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 29 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Memorials may be directed to the Kenneth Yarger Memorial Fund.

He was born October 5, 1929 at the family home in rural Kewanee, the son of Lester and Bessie (Cosner) Yarger. He was married to Helen Frances Clink for 60 years and they married on October 10, 1954 at the First Congregational Church in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on March 5, 2015. Survivors include his children, William Yarger and Christine (Gary) Erickson, both of Kewanee, Sharon (Kirk) Sims of New Windsor, IL and James (Tammy) Yarger of Kewanee, his siblings, Irene Boelens of Annawan, Marian Bates of Galva, Lois Munoz of Kewanee and Howard Yarger of Huntsville, AL, five grandchildren, Sarah, Daniel, Andrew, Cole and Brandon, four step-grandchildren, Dustin, Denise, Darren and Andy and four great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jeanette Witte.  

Kenny graduated from Kewanee High School in 1948. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a farmer who had mainly worked for Dale Fargher Farms. He had also worked for his cousins at the Yarger Brothers Elevator in Cambridge and at Baysingar’s Antiques and in his early years had worked at the Walworth Company. He was a 64 year member of the Kewanee American Legion. He enjoyed collecting stamps and coins, roller skating, fishing, gardening, woodworking, doing word search puzzles, playing solitaire and playing horseshoes where he had been a member of the Kewanee Horseshoe League. He was a friendly person who enjoyed waving at people as they drove past his home. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Dr. Mark W. Lunde

 

 

Dr. Mark W. Lunde, 72, of Chicago, formerly of Cambridge, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago with his family by his side. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 2nd, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services. Pastor Rick McDaniel will officiate. Burial will be in the Andover Township Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

 

A celebration of Dr. Lunde's life and accomplishments will be held for colleagues and friends in the near future at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dr. Mark W. Lunde Memorial Fund in the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Gifts may be mailed to the attention of Lauren Hughes at 1747 West Roosevelt Road, Suite 302, Chicago IL 60608. Online gifts may be made at medicine.uic.edu/givenow.

 

Mark William Lunde was born January 20, 1944 in Davenport, Iowa, the son of Erling and Frances Anderson Lunde. He was educated in Cambridge schools and was the valedictorian of the Cambridge High School Class of 1962. He received his undergraduate training at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and his medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago. Mark proudly served his country for two years as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps and returned home to complete his residency, cornea preceptorship and glaucoma fellowship at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

 

Mark was a member of the Chicago medical community for the entirety of his medical career, serving the Chicagoland community as one of the first fellowship trained glaucoma specialists. He was a valued member of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and the Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary (IEEI) Glaucoma Service. After almost 30 years in private practice, Mark once again sought to serve his country and became the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. Mark was a practicing ophthalmologist, surgeon, and educator until his untimely death from lung cancer.

 

Mark was a highly talented physician, educator, and administrator who was most generous with his time, healing patients and teaching residents. The sudden loss of Mark will be felt by all, but his family is comforted in knowing that his spirit, energy, and knowledge will live on in the many talented residents he so enjoyed teaching throughout the years. Mark remained close to his childhood farm in Cambridge, where he and his family gathered frequently to enjoy motor sports and spend time together. His kind nature and loving friendship will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

 

Those surviving are his wife of 18 years, Mary Lou Abney Lunde, a daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Elisa and Ryan Smith, Rochester, MN, a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Kayla Lunde, Glendale Heights, IL, four grandchildren, a sister and brother-in-law, Andrea and Max Henderson, Palos Park, IL, two nieces, one nephew, two grandnieces, and four grandnephews. His parents preceded him in death. Condolences may be expressed by visiting Mark's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

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Donald L. "Don" Ivie


GALVA - Donald L. “Don” Ivie, 84, of Galva, died at 7:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25, 2016 at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Saturday, August 27 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will in Galva Cemetery where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society. 

He was born August 30, 1931 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Lloyd and Opal  (Haner) Ivie. He married Nancy Jean Hiatt on November 13, 1955 in Galva and she preceded him in death on June 27, 2002. He is survived by two sons, Rick (Kay) Ivie of Galesburg and Ron (Daun) Ivie of Scottsdale, AZ, four grandchildren, Craig (Cortney) Ivie, Christy Ivie, Jennifer Ivie and Marissa Ivie, a great granddaughter, Hannah and a brother, Gordon.

Don graduated from Galva High School in 1949 and served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He had worked as a technician for Contel and GTE phone companies. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galva and the Hagburg-Hamlin American Legion. He enjoyed bass fishing, walking, golf and his family. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Suzanne Newlin

KEWANEE - Suzanne Newlin, 70, of Kewanee, died at 9:09 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2016 at Royal Oaks Care Center in Kewanee.  

 

Cremation has been accorded and there will be no services. Memorials may be directed to the Suzanne Newlin Memorial Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home. Rux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jerelyn A. "Jere" Payne

 

Jerelyn A. “Jere” Payne, 85, of Cambridge, died Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 29th, at the Cambridge Baptist Church.  Rev. Todd Smith will officiate.  Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Memorials may be made to the Jerelyn Payne Memorial Fund

 

Jerelyn Ann Reed was born June 23, 1931 in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Cyril and Vivian Fesler Reed.  She graduated from Cambridge High School in 1948 and briefly attended college for nurse’s training.  Her marriage to Ellis “Al” Payne took place on July 23, 1960 in Las Vegas, NV.

 

She was employed at the People’s Bank of Cambridge for many years, and later worked in the office of the Henry County Clerk and Recorder from 1974 until 1990.  Jere served as the Secretary and Treasurer of the Henry County Fair Association from 1974 until 1981.  She was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Cambridge, where she served on many committees and held numerous leadership positions.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Al, a daughter, Marcia VanDeRostyne, Geneseo, a son and daughter-in-law, Marty and Andrea Payne, Metamora, IL, and three grandchildren, Mariah VanDeRostyne, East Moline, and Brian and Eric Payne, Metamora.  Her parents preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Jere’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Lucille E. Krause


KEWANEE - Lucille E. Krause, 101, of Kewanee, died at 6:20 a.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the Kewanee Care Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m.Tuesday, August 30 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Bob Sherman will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

She was born July 6, 1915 in her parents home in rural Mineral, the daughter of William and Myrtle (Spears) Nash. She married James L. “Jim” Krause on November 25, 1936 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on December 11, 2006. Survivors include three daughters, Judith (Larry) Walwer of Canyon Country, CA, Phyllis VanDaele (Rex Rosenow) of Kewanee and Cindy Shields of Moline, a brother, Ray Nash of Kewanee, a sister, Doris (Dean) Moon of Florida, nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and four step-great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Janice Ogorzalek, a sister, Arlene Kuster and three brothers, Lawrence, Glen and Marvin Nash.

Lucille attended country schools and Kewanee High School. She was a homemaker and a farm wife and a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical Church UCC. She enjoyed flowers and cooking and was a wonderful baker, especially known for her pies and cookies. She loved her family, grandchildren and her special nieces and was loved by many people. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Archibald M. Cullen

Archibald M. Cullen, 88, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Hammond-Henry Hospital, ER, following a long and bold fight against Parkinson’s disease.  He was predeceased by his father Archie, mother, Jeanie, two sisters, Isabel Prendergast and Margaret (Peggy) Opsut, his wife, Nancy, and grandson, Luke Hansen.  He is survived by his daughter, Jeanie (Phil) Graham, son, John (Gloria) Cullen, daughter, Nancy (Tim) Hansen, eight grandchildren, Jonathan Graham, Christie Graham, Sarah Graham Palmieri, Jeremy Cullen, Jennifer Cullen Reischl, James Cullen, Kai Hansen, and Jake Hansen, seven great grandchildren, and by his faithful friends, Barry, Marilyn and Kelly McVietty.  An 11:00 a.m. memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 24th at First Presbyterian Church, 133 E. North Street, Geneseo, IL.  Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

 

 

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Mary Jane Workman

Mary Jane Workman, 90, of Logansport, In. and formerly of Kewanee, Il. passed away Monday, August 22, 2016 at Miller's Merry Manor in Logansport.

Born on May 8, 1926 in Plymouth, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of the late Axel Marius and Esther (Lange) Madsen. On Jan 20, 1949 in Kewanee, IL. 
She married Stanford Eugene Workman who preceded her in death on August 22, 2006.  She was also preceded in death by one son Rev. Phillip Workman.

Mary Jane graduated from Ward-Belmont Prepatory School. She attended the University of Illinois where she was a member of the Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority. She also attended the Katherine Gibbs School. Mary Jane was a former board member for over thirty years and active in the Henry County Republican Women s organization. In 1986 she was the Henry County Republican Woman of the year.  She was the former chair person of the Henry and Stark County Cancer Society, former chairperson of the Kewanee Civic Nurse Board, Ladies Reading Club and various other civic and charitable organizations. Mary Jane was also a very active member of the First Congregational Church in Kewanee.

Surviving are two sons, David J. (Beth) Workman, Logansport; Steven E. Workman, Champaign, IL; and eight grandchildren, Amanda, James, Harry, David, Sarah, John, Daniel and Katie.

A private graveside service will be held in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee, IL. 

The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Thelma Regina Smith



BROOKSVILLE, FL - Thelma Regina Smith, 89, of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Kewanee and Galesburg, died at 11:53 a.m, Thursday, August 18, 2016 at HPH Hospice Care Center in Brooksville, FL

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM  Saturday, August 27 at Rux Funeral home in Kewanee. Rev. Dr. William R. Toliver will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee.

She was born June 5, 1927 in Empire, OH, the daughter of Lloyd Truman and Anna Marie (Gerber) Warner. She married Lawrence E. “Larry” Smith on February 6, 1946 in Gainesville, FL and he preceded her in death on December 5, 2004. Survivors include two sons, James Lawrence Smith of Madison, WI and Ronald Lee (Karen) Smith of Spring Hill, FL, a sister, Joanne Haddock of Florida and four grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Linda Marie Smith Glidewell.

She graduated high school in Naples, FL. She worked as a leather cutter for Boss Manufacturing Company for 7 years. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed sewing. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Ronald J. "Jon" Rambo

 

Ronald J. “Jon” Rambo, 77, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Riverwood Nursing Home, East Moline.  Graveside funeral service celebrating his life will be at 10 am on Thursday, August 25th at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Annawan.  Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate.  Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements/

 

Jon worked for Wyffels Hybrids in Atkinson for several years. 

 

He is survived by his daughter, Vickie Palmer; his brother, William (Eunice) Rambo of Annawan; and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Betty Gradert;and his son: Ronald Rambo, Jr.

 

 

 

 

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Cheryl A. Johnston

 

A memorial visitation for Cheryl A. Johnston, 68, of Cambridge, will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday,  August 27th, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  A private family graveside committal service will be held at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, with Rev. Ron Clevenger officiating.  Cheryl died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at Genesis Medical Center in Davenport.  Memorial may be made to the American Red Cross.  

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Joyce L. Carmaney

Joyce L. Carmaney, 83, of Geneseo, passed away Saturday, August 20, 2016 at her home.  A memorial visitation celebrating her life will be held from 5-7 pm on Thursday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  As per her wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Crematory.  Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Humane Society.

 

Joyce was born on January 27, 1933 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Irwin and Bess (Lodge) Adams.  She graduated from Geneseo High School in 1951.  She was united in marriage to Harold Carmaney on August 1950 in Little Brown Church in Iowa.    He preceded her in death in1983.  She worked in the office at the Geneseo Republic for many years and then she went to the Henry County Clerk/ Recorders office, from which she retired.

 

Joyce was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  She was a true animal lover, especially her dogs.  Joyce was a real caregiver for many of her family and friends.

 

She is survived by her sons: Bruce (Anita) Carmaney of Mokena, IL, and Brian Carmaney of Geneseo, IL; and grandsons: Brad and Eric Carmaney.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

 

 

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Fred Gustaitis


KEWANEE - Fred Gustaitis, 73, of Kewanee, died at 5:46 p.m., Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 25 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24 at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service and private inurnment will be held in Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Fred Gustaitis Memorial Fund.

He was born January 21, 1943 in Rockford, IL, the son of Frank and Mary (Ptasnik) Gustaitis. He married Pauline Anne “Polly” Zonkel on November 22, 1963 at the First Christian Church in Kewanee and she preceded him in death on December 14, 2008. Survivors include a daughter, April Gustaitis of Moline, three brothers, Don (Anita) Gustaitis of Kewanee, David (Berna) Gustaitis of St. Charles, MO and Albert (Della) Gustaitis of Newton, IA, two sisters, Diane Groy (Everett Whitcher) of Kewanee and Josephine Sobotta of Florida, two grandchildren whom he helped raise, James Colie Dugan and Mackenzie Gustaitis and several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, a son, Kurt Gustaitis, two sisters, Berniece Hill and Margaret Stoner and a brother, Frank Gustaitis.

Fred attended Kewanee schools and served his country in the U.S. Navy. He had worked at Galva IME, Hyster’s, Bill’s Electric and as a welder at the Kewanee Boiler Corporation. He was a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan who enjoyed camping, tinkering and the occasional “cookie snack” and was noted for his Donald Duck impersonation. 

The family would like to thank the staff, nurses and doctors at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria for their wonderful care. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Louis M. Kerner

Louis M. Kerner, 86, of Alpha, IL died Friday, August 19, 2016 at his granddaughter’s home in Rock Island.  Services are 10:30 a.m.Thursday, August, 25, 2016 at Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha.  Burial is in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee where graveside military services will be conducted.  Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home where a memorial fund will be established.  Online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.

 

He was born October 8, 1929 in Kewanee, IL to Matthew and Louise Sherbeyn Kerner.  He graduated from Galva High School in 1947.  On August 12, 1950, he married H. “Ruth” Kerner in Galva, IL.  She died April 19, 2015.

 

He was a U.S. Army veteran from 1951-1953, having served in Korea.

 

Louis farmed in the Galva and Kewanee area, retiring in 1992.  He also assisted at the Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Homes in Alpha and Woodhull. 
 
He enjoyed vegetable gardening, jigsaw and word puzzles and especially spending time with his family.

 

Survivors include, one son, David (Teresa) Kerner of Galva, 5 grandchildren, Angela (Jim Miles) Freberg of Rock Island, Amy (Rich Waggoner) Freberg of New Windsor, Chad (Caroline) Freberg of Illinois City, Amanda Freberg of New Windsor, Joshua Porter of Galva, 7 great grandchildren, two brothers, Richard (Mary Jane) Kerner of Norman, Oklahoma and Terry (Linda) Kerner of Sheffield, Illinois, several nieces and nephews.

 

His parents, wife, one daughter, Doreen, one son, Virgil and one sister, Mary Lou preceded him in death.

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Elwood B. "Oddie" Marshall

 

Elwood B. “Oddie” Marshall 86 of DeWitt, Iowa formerly of Geneseo passed away on Friday August 19, 2016 at the Hillcrest Home, Geneseo. Funeral services Celebrating his life will be Held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday August 24 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge where Military honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post #1303. Visitation for Oddie will be on Tuesday from 5-7 P.M. at Vandemore’s, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Quad Cities Honor Flight.

 

Oddie was born on March 21, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa the son of Gilbert C. and Opal (Baird) Marshall. He graduated from the Morning Sun High School in 1947, and he also Graduated from the University of Iowa with a Degree in accounting. He served our country serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War form 1950-1953. He was united in marriage to Beverly J. Broeker on March 6, 1954 in Morning Sun Iowa and she preceded him in death on September 4, 2004. Oddie and Beverly owned and Operated the Marshall’s Greenhouse in Dewitt, Iowa for Many Years as well as Bev’s & Oddie’s Vegetables at the River city farmers market in Davenport.

Oddie was a Former Member of the Don Cherry VFW Post, Geneseo and the Geneseo Moose Lodge. He was a 60 yr. member of the IBEW Union, he coached little league Baseball & Football in Geneseo, and helped reform the Legion Baseball Team. He was proud to have had the opportunity to go on the Honor Flight in October of 2013.

 

Survivors include  His Daughter Karen (Jeff) Hutchinson, Cambridge; son Jim Marshall, DeWitt, Iowa; Grandchildren Jo Lea (Joseph) Holevoet, Jill (Jeff) Franks, Malea Marshall (Jim Shipley), Joshua Hutchinson (Kayleigh Little), Kayla Carlson; Great Grandchildren Gavin and Garrett Hutchinson; Sister Mary (Ron) MacDonald; Brothers Albert (Linda) Nichols, Ronald Nichols, and David (Marilyn) Nichols; Sister-in-Law Margie Marshall. Several Nieces and Nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and Step Parents, his Wife Bev, 1 Grandson Jesse Hutchinson, 2 sisters and 3 Brothers

 

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Marva E. Fesler

Marva E. Fesler, 77, of Kewanee, Il. died at 1:40 A.M. Friday, August 19, 2016 at OSF Richard Owens Hospice House in Peoria, Il.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, Kewanee.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.  Burial will be in the Wethersfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Tuesday, August 23rd at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. and one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the Church.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church or Disabled Veterans.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

Marva was born May 15, 1939 in Kewanee, Il. the daughter of Harold E. and Maxine Elizabeth (Bates) Nicholson.  She graduated from Wethersfield High School with the class of 1957.  She married Emmett T. Millslagle in 1958.  They were later divorced.  She married Leo Rogula in February of 1966.  He preceded her in death in 1999.  She married Rollin Fesler on May 15, 2005 in Kewanee.  He survives along with two sons Randy (Penny) Millslagle of Oak Lawn, Il., Dean (Lori) Rogula of Kewanee, one daughter Gwen Walker of Kewanee, three step daughters Carol Jean Deyoe, Susan Vaughn and Dawn McIntyre, sixteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

Marva was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather Paul West, husband Leo Rogula, a brother Roger Nicholson, a step brother David West and a step daughter Linda Staples.

Marva had been employed in the cafeteria at Wethersfield School Dist. #230 for 28 years retiring in 2000.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kewanee, its Berean Sunday school class, Naomi Circle, Mission board, Social and funeral committees.   She was a member of Jug’s and Tops.  Marva had served as a volunteer for the annual Hog Day Stampede and enjoyed collecting pigs.  She will be remembered for her holiday decorating.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

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Patricia A. McGill

Patricia A. McGill, 67, of Kewanee, Il. died at 3:00 A.M. Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Il.  She was born October 25, 1948 in Kewanee the daughter of Robert and Dolores (Ostrowski) Turner.  Dolores later married Donald Kermeen who helped to raise her.  Pat graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1967.

She married Gaynor McGill.   He preceded her in death.  She was also preceded in death by her parents, her aunt Snookie and several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Surviving is a daughter Lori (Bryan) Simmons of Kewanee, three granddaughters Nicole (Matthew) Daulton of Rock Island, Il., Sheila (Richard) Werderman, Jr. of Kewanee, Amanda (Jorge) Cortez of Kewanee, fourteen great grandchildren, two uncles Joe Ostrowski and Ed (Connie) Ostrowski and a special cousin Linda Bryner.

Pat enjoyed animals, walking on the beach, and her dogs Pepper, Rowdy and Clewie.

Private family services will be held at a later date.  The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.   Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Catherine Mary Sue Kittrell Stone

 

Catherine Mary Sue Kittrell Stone, 70, of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Unity Point -Trinity Rock Island.  A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, August 22nd at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo.  Father Michael Pakula will officiate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be from 2-5 pm on Sunday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Public Library.

 

Catherine was born on April 7, 1946 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Edward and Catherine (Harrison) Kittrell.  She was later adopted by Lorraine Kittrell.  She graduated from Geneseo Senior High School, attended Clarke College, and graduated from Marycrest College with a Bachelors of Arts degree in History.  She went on to obtain her Masters of Library Science from Northern Illinois University.  Catherine was united in marriage with Richard A. Stone on August 12, 1967 in Geneseo.  She worked as a librarian at Black Hawk College and later became the Reference Manager at the Davenport Public Library. 

 

Catherine was an engaged conversationalist with a flair for debate and she was also a voracious reader. 

After her retirement as a librarian, her interest in research led her to pursue the study of genealogy.  She devoted many of the final years of her life chronicling the family history. She enjoyed playing bridge with her friends, appreciated art, music, watching the Chicago White Sox, and traveling.  Most of all, she loved her family and spending time with her grandchildren.  She and Richard had recently celebrated 49 years of marriage.

 

Catherine was active in her community.  She taught genealogy classes at the Geneseo Public Library.  She served on the Henry County Republican Women’s Board and worked on the Jim Thompson for Governor Election campaign in 1976.  She was a School Referendum volunteer and a host for the Rotary Club exchange program.  Catherine was a lifetime member of the Illinois Congress of Parents and Teachers.  She was also a member of the Geneseo Art League, the Geneseo Community Choir, and a Board member of the Geneseo Public Library.  Catherine had won her battle with Breast Cancer and was a proud survivor. 

 

She is survived by her husband, Richard; daughter: Karen (James) Davis of Moline, IL; sons: John (Heather Holtzclaw-Stone) Stone of Urbana, IL, and George (Kirsten) Stone of Fairfax, VA; grandchildren: Violet Catherine Lynch, Wyatt Timothy Lynch, Edward Grove Stone, Charles James Stone, and Callen Richard Stone; sisters: Alison (Mark) Gaynor of Iowa City, IA, Kim Mitchell of Grand Rapids, MI, and Dr. Tracy Kittrell of Solon, IA; brother Edward (Jeanne) Kittrell, Jr. of Glenview. She also leaves behind many beloved nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents Catherine Merleadele Harrison Kittrell and Edward Franklin Kittrell, her infant sister Rita, and her adoptive mother Lorraine Marie Kittrell.

 

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Bernard A. "Butch" Verscha

 

Bernard A. “Butch” Verscha, 75, of Colona, passed away on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Trauma Center, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on I-80 in Colona.      As per his wishes, Cremation Rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory and no services will be held.  Memorials may be made to the Bernard Verscha Memorial Fund, to be donated to Alzheimer’s Research.

 

 Butch was born on May 31, 1941 in Rock Island, IL, the son of Bernard “Bud” and Bernice (Opalka) Verscha.  He graduated from Alpha High School.  He was united in marriage to Judy A. Thomas on January16, 1971 in Woodhull, IL.  Butch was a steel worker for John Deere Plow Planter Works for 30 years, retiring in 1995. 

Butch was a member of the AMA (American Motorcycle Association).  He loved riding motorcycles and snowmobiles and fishing with his grandson.

 

He is survived by his wife, Judy; sons: Dan (Sara) Verscha of Richland, MO, and Thomas (Josh) Verscha of Sherrard, IL; grandchildren: Chandler and Paige.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Richard, and his sister Barb Wiggins.

 

 

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Nancy L. Troester

 

 

Nancy L. Troester, 79, of Geneseo, passed away August 13, 2016 at Geneseo Good Samaritan Village.  A funeral service celebrating her life will be 11:30 am on Saturday, August 20th at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  Jane Cade will officiate.  Private burial will be Monday at Rock Island National Cemetery.  Visitation will be an hour and a half (10-11:30 am) prior to the service at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Rainbow Camp Illinois or Geneseo Good Samaritan Activity Fund.

 

Nancy was born on April 10, 1937 in Bensenville, IL, the daughter of Alvin and Martha (Herter) Hinz.  She graduated from Fenton High School in Bensenville, IL.  She was united in marriage to Spencer A. Troester, Sr. on October15, 1960 in Park Ridge, IL.  He preceded her in death in 2012.  Nancy worked at the Geneseo High School Cafeteria for 19 years, from which she retired from. 

 

Nancy was a member of the First Lutheran Church and the ELCA.  She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Rainbow Advisory Board, and the Women of the Moose.  Nancy enjoyed making porcelain dolls and ornaments, canning, baking, and making peach and blueberry jam.  She also enjoyed cards, golfing, bowling and game night with friends.

 

She is survived by her daughters: Cindy (Bill) Shipley of Peoria, IL, Denise Troester (Jane Cade) of Weldon, IL, Cherie (Collin) Walburn of Tucson, AZ, and Beth (Mike) Toom of Geneseo, IL; son: Spencer (Jill) Troester, Jr. of Cleveland, IL; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and brother: Ralph (Betty) Hinz of Savanna, GA.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, and her sister, Joyce Dierking.

 

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Sheila R. Self


KEWANEE - Sheila R. Self, 72, of Kewanee, formerly of Madison, IN, died at 7:35 a.m., Sunday, August 14, 2016 at her home.
 
Cremation has been accorded and a Celebration of Life service will be held at 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 19 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Dr. Dale Dykstra will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  A Celebration of her Life will also be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8 at Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison, IN. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
 
She was born August 29, 1943 in Montebello, CA, the daughter of Woodrow and Elna Marie (Bell) Self.  Survivors include three brothers, Ronald (Barbara) Self of Carson City, NV, Duane (Donna) Self of Beaver, OR, and Jerry (Janet) Self of Boulder City, NV, three sisters, Dawna Self and Bonnie Wendler, both of Lamirada, CA and Deanie Reid-Cazier, of Elton, WI, her special family, William (Elizabeth) Stephens of Bristol, RI and Mary (Steven) Stoner of Collinsville, IL and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and special friend, Emily Stephens. 

Sheila had worked as an accountant for Sears and Jim Hadley Chevrolet. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kewanee. She had also been a former member, Elder, Deacon and Treasurer of the Madison Presbyterian Church in Madison, IN. She enjoyed woodworking. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Gail Ann Bloomberg


KEWANEE - Gail Ann Bloomberg, 64, of Kewanee, died at 7:44 a.m., Thursday, August 11, 2016 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, August 13 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Linnea Gustafson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. 

She was born March 25, 1952 in Kewanee, the daughter of Richard and Mildred (Scott) Bloomberg. Survivors include her daughter, Rachel Bloomberg of Kewanee, her grandson, Gabrial Bloomberg of Kewanee, two sisters, Vicky (James) Rosenberg of Crystal Lake, IL and Tracy (Charlie) Jaco of Galva, two nephews, Donovan and Dustin Jaco, both of Galva and two nieces, Amanda (Whit) Chaiyabhat of Tucson, AZ and Katherine (Kirk) Douglas of Crystal Lake, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Gail graduated from Toulon High School and from OSF St. Francis College of Nursing with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She worked as a registered nurse for many years in the area until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, doing word searches and playing solitaire. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Filemon "Phil" Leon


KEWANEE - Filemon “Phil” Leon, 77, of Kewanee, died at 7:45 a.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at his home. 

A Celebration of Life will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Monday, August 15 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with recitation of the Rosary at4:00 p.m. Military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council following the visitation at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded and private inurnment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bones) Foundation or to the Kewanee Fire and Rescue Squad.  

He was born March 9, 1939 in Kewanee, the son of Julian and Margerita (Rivas) Leon. He married Elsie Dunn Ullrick in 1965 and they later divorced but remained friends. Survivors include Elsie Leon of Kewanee, two sons, Jonathan Leon of Kewanee and Matthew (Holly) Leon of Chicago, a step-son, Terry Ullrick of Pass Christian, MS, three grandchildren, Mark and Lillian Leon, both of Chicago and Chris Ullrick of Pass Christian, MS, a brother, Richard Leon, two sisters, Connie Howell and Olivia Lopez and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Anita Martinez and a nephew.

Phil attended Kewanee schools and joined the Air Force in 1956 where he served as a Medical Corpsman and was honorably discharged in 1960. He had worked at the former Sheffield Brickyard and retired from the John Deere Foundry in 1992 with 32 years of service. He was always a proud UAW union member. He was a Webelos Cub Scout and Boy Scout Leader for Wethersfield Pack 199. In his retirement he enjoyed doing yard work and driving his John Deere tractors. His biggest enjoyment was going to grandchildren’s ball games and dance recitals. Phil’s advice was “the right tool for the right job.” He was a reluctant traveler but was always amazed when he got home at how fast it was all over and he enjoyed seeing those same sites in movies and on T.V. He was also an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at 
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Louise M. Franks

 

Louise M. Franks, 83, of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at her home.  A funeral service celebrating her life will be held at 12 pm on Tuesday, August 16th at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  Rev. Melva England will officiate.  Burial will follow at North Cemetery, Geneseo.  Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service from 10am- 12pm at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Henry County Humane Society.

 

Louise was born into a large and loving family on February 24, 1933 in Prophetstown, IL, the daughter of Alphonse and Marjorie (Lindburg) DeMay.  She was united in marriage to Dee “Ed” Franks on December 31, 1949 in Prophetstown.  He preceded her in death on January 12, 2012.  Louise was a ward clerk at Hammond-Henry Hospital for over 30 years.

 

Louise was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Geneseo.  She was on the HHH bowling league for many years and an avid Cubs fan.  She enjoyed sewing, gardening, traveling with her husband, front porch chats with her neighbors, and spending time with her family.

 

She is survived by her daughters: Vicki (David) Goreth of Geneseo, IL, Sue (Steve) Johnson of Rock Island, and Brenda Griffith of Moline, IL; son: Brant Franks of Davenport, IA; 11 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; 6 sisters, 3 brothers, several nieces and nephews; and her much loved Boston Terrier, Daisy.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband Ed, her parents, a brother, a sister, and an infant brother.

 

 

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Jeffrey Allen Spears

 

Jeffrey Allen Spears, 52, of Sheffield, passed away on Sunday, August 7, 2016 at OSF St. Francis, Peoria.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 13th at Bunker Hill Church, Buda.  Pastor Stephen Myong will officiate.  Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.  Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral and Cremation Services, 401 W. Front, St., Annawan.  Memorials may be made to Camp Hertko Hollow, 501 Grand Ave. Des Moines, IA 50309 or Bunker Hill Church, 322 School St., Buda, IL 61314.

 

Jeff was born September 15, 1963 in Geneseo, IL, the son of Jerry and Barbara (DeCraene) Spears.  He graduated from Annawan High School in 1981; received his Bachelor’s degree from Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL; and had taken graduate classes from Western Illinois University.  He was united in marriage to Diane Miller in 1987in Sheffield, IL, and later married Michelle Blythe on June 6, 2009 in Buda, IL.  She survives.

 

Jeff had worked at Moose Heart for several years, he then worked at Covenant Children’s Home, Princeton; later worked with Foster Care for YSB; and had then been a teacher for Bureau Valley School District until his death.  He was a member of Bunker Hill Church, where he served as a Deacon.  Jeff was also camp counselor for 25 years at Camp Hertko Hollow, a camp for children with diabetes.

 

Survivors include his wife, Michelle; a son, Jacob Spears, Rock Falls; an adopted daughter, Sarah Spears, Sheffield; three step-children, Jeremy McCaffrey, Danielle McCaffrey, and Connar McCaffrey; three grandchildren, Sabriel, Liberty, and Alexander; his parents, Jerry and Barbara Spears, Sheffield; and two sisters, Tina (Mike) Roberts, and Terianne (Tom) Green.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Jesse Spears; and his grandparents.

 

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Lois Maxine Cecil

                                                                                             

Lois Maxine Cecil, of Kewanee, Illinois passed away at 10:26 A.M. on Monday, August 8, 2016 at OSF St Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Il. .  She was born in Neponset, Il. on November 14, 1926, the daughter of Joseph and Ida Berry.  Lois was one of 10 sisters and 4 brothers, all of whom predeceased her.  Lois is survived by 2 sons Brent Doty of Princeton, IL and Douglas Doty of Raleigh, NC., as well as 4 stepsons, 1 stepdaughter and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was employed throughout her life as a secretary by various employers – most notably Sandy’s which was eventually acquired by Hardees.  Lois was Valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Neponset and proud to have achieved the status of Office Manager at Hardees and as Certified Professional Secretary.

Lois was fond of traveling including 5 separate trips to Paris, France in addition to trips to England, Ireland, Belgium, Italy, Mexico, the Caribbean and visits to most of the 50 states.  Lois also enjoyed music, singing, dancing, baking, gardening, visiting with friends, playing cards, walking on the beach, reading, staying in touch with her siblings, scores of nieces and nephews, and generously devoting time and energy to her church families Methodist Church in Sheffield while residing there for nearly 30 years and First United Methodist Church of Kewanee for more than 45 years as well as numerous civic and charitable causes.  Lois has been the top fundraiser for CROP Walk in Kewanee for many years.

A memorial service honoring Lois Cecil’s life will be held at 11 am on Monday, August 15, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church of Kewanee.  Rev. Paul Copeland will officiate.  Burial will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery, Neponset.  Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. on Monday at the church.  A luncheon and continued time of sharing will continue at the church following the burial.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association; Kewanee Food Pantry; or First United Methodist Church of Kewanee.    Private online 

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Duane W. "Ting" Dilenbeck

 

Duane W. “Ting” Dilenbeck, 89, of Geneseo, passed away Monday August 8, 2016 surrounded by his family at his home.  A funeral service celebrating his life will be held at 1pm on Saturday, August 13th at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo.  Rev. Chris Ritter will officiate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo, where Military Honors will be accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post #5083.  Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service from 11am – 1pm on Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Isle of Flags.

 

Duane was born on November 30, 1926 in Geneseo, the son of Horace and Mildred (Johnson) Dilenbeck.  He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1944 and proudly served in the US Army and spent 2 years in the Far East Command.  He was united in marriage to Beverly A. Bensenberg on March 14, 1953 in the Colona Methodist Church.  Duane and Beverly were happily married 62 years before she preceded him in death on July 17, 2015.  He farmed his entire life in Edford Township on the family’s Century farm, which was established in 1893.  He loved his farms and raising Angus cattle.  He had a large interest in the cattle business.

 

Duane served on the Geneseo Telephone board as a director, secretary, and chairman of the board.  Under his direction the Geneseo Communication Charitable Foundation was founded.  He retired with 35 years of service in 2004.  Duane was a member of the First United Methodist Church, the Geneseo Moose Lodge, and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

 

Survivors include his children: Nancy (Jon) DeDecker of Coal Valley, IL, Karen Dilenbeck of Geneseo, IL, and Denna (Tom) Brophy of Geneseo, IL; and 2 granddaughters: Andrea DeDecker and Bryann Brophy.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a brother, Kenneth; and an infant sister.

 

                                              

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Leandro J. "Andy" Domingez

Leandro J. “Andy” Domingez, 85, of Kewanee, Il. died at 4:50 A.M. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his home.  Andy was born September 24, 1930 in Kewanee the son of Leandro and Modesta Domingez.  He attended Visitation Catholic School and graduated from Kewanee High School in 1949.  He served in the Army during the Korean War in a Mash Unit with the 5th Surgical Hospital. 

Andy married Helen M. Cervantez on July 8, 1950 in Kewanee.  She survives along with one daughter Grace (Scott) Domingez of Ft. Myers, Fl. one brother David (Joyce) Domingez of Mount Vernon, Il. and one sister Connie McKinley of Oneida, Tn, numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Tom, John and Peter and four sisters Carmen, Dorothy, Lupe and Modesta.

Andy was a member of Visitation Catholic Church, St John Paul II Parish where he served as a minister of communion.  He was a member of Kewanee VFW Post 8078 and Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed walking, swimming and aerobics at the YMCA where he was also a member. His favorite pastime was walking his dog Kikos.

Private graveside services will be Friday, August 12, 2016 in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee.  Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu will officiate.  Military honors will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be directed to Visitation School Foundation.  The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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James J. De Splinter

 

James J. DeSplinter, 90, of Geneseo, passed away August 7, 2016 surrounded by his loving family at Hammond-Henry Hospital.  A Funeral Mass celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, August 12th at St. Malachy Catholic Church, Geneseo.  Father Michael Pakula and Harley Chaffee will celebrate.  Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, where Military Honors will be accorded by Don Cherry VFW Post # 5083.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday at Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory, Geneseo, where a Rosary will be recited at 4:30 pm.  Memorials may be made to the James DeSplinter Memorial Fund.

 

James was born on September 13, 1925 in Annawan, IL, the son of Mel and Marie (Longville) DeSplinter.  He attended Atkinson High School and proudly served in the US Navy as a Second Class Gunner during WWII.  He was united in Marriage to Helen Faye Lands on June 17, 1950 in Geneseo.  She preceded him in death on May 5, 1995.  James farmed in rural Geneseo and then started at John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline as a combine repairman, where he worked for 22 years, retiring in 1987.

 

James was a member of St. Malachy Catholic Church and the VFW. He was an avid Cubs fan.  He enjoyed gardening, fishing and playing cards.  His true joy was spending time with his family.

 

He is survived by his daughter, Pamela (Jeff) Halligan of Geneseo; and his son Allen (Arlene) DeSplinter of Atkinson; grandchildren: A.J. (Carolyn) DeSplinter, Aaron (Traci) DeSplinter, Adam (Jamie) DeSplinter, Jennifer Radue (fiancé Brad Schnowske), Jessica (Corey) Disterhoft, Jeffery (Tina) Halligan; and 20 great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his daughter, Deborah; 1 brother, Ryburn; and 2 sisters, Dorothy DeGrave, and Millie Powers Carr.

 

 

Share a message of sympathy with James’ family at:  vandemorefuneralhome.com

                                              

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Arthur H. "Art" Cox

Arthur H. “Art” Cox, 85, of Kewanee, Il. died at 2:02 P.M. Thursday, August 4, 2016 at his home.  Art was born June 20, 1931 in Kewanee, Il. the son of Perry Worn and Minnie (Thompson) Cox.  He married Donna J. McClain on February 24, 1951 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee.  She survives along with their children Perry (Karen) Cox of Keller, Tx., Debra (Chuck) Frail of Kewanee, James Cox of Burlington, Ia. eight grandchildren Teresa (Brian) Smith, David (Amy) Cox, Kathleen (Allen) Kennedy, Laura (Jason) Pyle, Kris (Angel) Frail, Lance (Autumn) Frail, Jennifer Evans and Matthew Cox, seventeen great grandchildren, one brother Earnie (Dianne) Cox of Kewanee, one sister Pearl Helm of Fargo, N.D. and several generations of nieces and nephews.  Art was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers Elmer, Ollie, Lonnie, Clarence and Walter Cox.

Art was employed at the former Kewanee Works Walworth Co., Penberthy in Prophetstown, Il.  and retired in 1981 from International Harvestor in East Moline.  He had been a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Kewanee where he served as deacon, trustee, usher and building fund treasurer.  He and Donna later joined First Baptist Church in Kewanee. 

A “tinkerer”, Art enjoyed working on motors and lawn mowers.  He also enjoyed boating, camping and spending time with all his grand and great grandchildren.

Graveside funeral services will be at 1:30 P.M. Tuesday, August 9, 2016 in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.  Pastor Marcus Throneburg of the Hill Church will officiate.  There will be no visitation.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Kewanee.  The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il. is in charge of arrangements.  Private online condolences may be shared with the family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Alfred Raymond Mosher

 

Alfred Raymond Mosher died in Colorado Springs on July 28, 2016. He had been a resident of the city since October 1977. 

He was born in Adrian, Missouri on December 23, 1921. His father and mother were Frank Elmer Mosher and Ella Mae (King) Mosher. He had two brothers, Stanley King Mosher and Lloyd Gene Mosher. He grew up in Richland, Washington where he graduated from high school in 1939. He later obtained a business administration degree from Colorado University – Boulder.

He enlisted in the United States Navy on March 8, 1940 in Portland, Oregon and went through boot camp and received hospital corps training in San Diego, California. He was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Bremerton, Washington, where he married Gloria Ruth Smith of Walla Walla, Washington. They had one daughter, Sydney Marie Peek.

In early 1941 he was transferred to the U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam, M.I., where he was captured by the Japanese army when it invaded the island on December 10, 1941. In January 1942 the American prisoners of war captured on Guam were transferred to a camp at Zentsiyi, Japan. In May 1942 Alfred and other American prisoners of war were transferred to a camp on the waterfront in Osaka, Japan, where they worked as stevedores on ships, trains, and docks. On June 1, 1945, their camp, Osaka #1, was burned down during an incendiary bomb raid by American B-29 bombers. Alfred, along with a few other American POWs were taken by train to another camp, Fusiki, where they remained until the war ended. Only three communications were received from him during his imprisonment. The last letter was received in August of 1945 and had been written in January of that year. But perhaps the best communication was the telegram he sent home to his wife, Gloria, that said, “Am well and will see you soon.” Alfred returned to the United States shortly after September 1, 1945.

Alfred and Gloria divorced in August 1946, and Alfred decided to remain in the U.S. Navy and reenlisted in June 1949. Alfred married Elizabeth Lager Hoffman in Inverness, Florida on August 3, 1952. They had one daughter, Margaret Emily, who was born April 1955, in Yokosuka, Japan. She died five days before her second birthday in Chicago, Illinois. Elizabeth and Alfred moved to Colorado Springs for the first time in 1957. Alfred and Elizabeth returned to Colorado Springs to retire in the fall of 1977. Elizabeth passed away on August 26, 1988 after a 4 year illness. 

Alfred and Gloria remarried in Elko, Nevada on June 10, 1992. They lived in Colorado Springs until Gloria passed away on June 19, 2006 from a 3 year illness.

He was previously an active member of Ascension Lutheran Church and performed volunteer bookkeeping for numerous charitable organizations. He was a generous donor of his time and financial resources.

He is survived by his daughter, Sydney Marie Peek; his step-children: Stephen L. Allen, John S. Hagen, Jr., Constance J. Sylvia, and Hollee H. Weethee; one grandson, Lindar Dale Peek; six step-grandchildren; three step-great-granddaughters; a niece, Amy Mosher; and two nephews, Greg and Rodney Mosher. 

A funeral service with military honors will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. A reception will follow at the Eastside Eagles, Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1830 North Academy Boulevard, #A, Colorado Springs. Graveside services will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo, Illinois at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 8th.  Rev.Lynn Bergren will officiate.  Military honors will be given by Don Cherry Post 5083 V.F.W. Geneseo.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting family with local arrangements..

Memorials in Alfred’s name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or Silver Key Senior Services


Condolences may be expressed by visiting Alfred’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

 

Moline Dispatch   Free notice

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Garry S. Hagerman

Garry S. Hagerman, 59, of Sheffield passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016 at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton.  A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 339 E. Chestnut St., Sheffield. Services will follow at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. After the services, friends and family are welcome to join together at the Sheffield Community Center for a light meal and fellowship. Memorials may be made to his family.

 

Garry Steven Hagerman was born October 7, 1956 at Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL the son of Alfred and Betty (Wilson) Hagerman.  He graduated from Annawan High School in 1974.  On Nov. 3, 1978 he married the love of his life Julie (Woodring) in Rock Falls.  Garry worked as an independent home improvement contractor all his life. 

 

Garry's family was always the most important part of his life.  He also loved to spend his free time out on the golf course.

 

Those surviving are his wife, Julie; three daughters, Rachel Hagerman (Chase Price), Sheffield, Tanya Hagerman (Trey Gandy), Sheffield, and Steffanie Hagerman, (Levi Huber), Peoria.  He is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Jude Gonzalez, Cunningham, TN, six grandchildren, Madison and Mason Price, Riley and Gage Cole, and Jaden and Jessa Gonzalez; a brother-in-law, Markus Chapman, and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Jeremy, and a sister Terry Chapman.

 

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Garry’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com

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Mary Frances Robson Hathaway

 

GALVA - Mary Frances Robson Hathaway, 80, of Galva died at 3:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2016 at Courtyard Estates in Galva surrounded by her husband and children. 

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 3, at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Jeff Goard will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to The Bishop Hill Heritage Association, Oak Run First Responders and The Galva Arts Council. 

Mary was born July 2, 1936, on the family farm in Burns Township to Lloyd and Emily (Shimmin) Robson.  She married Jack Hathaway on December 29, 1959 in Kewanee, IL. Mary is survived by her husband, her daughter, Anne Hathaway of Indianapolis, IN and her son,  John (Angela)Hathaway of Galva. Three grandchildren Abigail (Tony) Segura, Colby (Caitlin) Hathaway, and Drew Fox as well as two step grandchildren, Lyndsey and Derek Heise. Three great granddaughters Adelyn, Alizabeth, and Anabel, and a great grandson due in November. She is also survived by her sisters, Doris Friend formerly of Cambridge and now Courtyard Estates of Galva and Roberta O’Hara of Fenton, MI, two nephews David and Timothy O’Hara  and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents. 

Mary graduated from Galva High School in 1954. She attended Monmouth College, graduated from the University of Illinois and was a member of Alpha XI Delta Sorority. Prior to her marriage she was Assistant Director of Rock Island County Home Extension. Jack and Mary purchased Swank’s Hardware Store in Galva in 1969 and have owned and operated it with help from their son as Hathaway’s Plumbing, Heating and True Value Hardware for over 47 years.  Mary was also proprietress of Hathaway’s Gift Barn and Mary’s Simple Treasures in Galva and Bishop Hill. She served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Midwest Hardware Association. Mary loved retail and her customers became her friends. She loved to select gifts to sell in the store and she was known for the unique selection of  Christmas trees, ornaments, gifts and décor in the Old Fashioned Christmas Store. Customers knew to ask Mary for what they needed and she would run upstairs or to the backroom and reappear moments later with the perfect item. 

Mary and her husband were Grand Marshals of the 2009  Galva 4th of July parade. She was proud of her Manx heritage and attended meetings of the local Manx Association, was a member of The First Congregational Church of Galva, The Galva Woman’s Club, Lake Calhoun Women’s Auxiliary and Henry County Homemakers Extension. She loved to spend time with her family, play bridge, and was a diehard Chicago Cubs fan.   She was active in the Republican Party and she and her husband attended the Inaugurations of President Ronald Reagan in 1980 and 1984 and President George H.W. Bush in 1988 as well as the 2008  Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Mary will be remembered for her hard work and work ethic, her kindness and generosity as well as her impish sense of humor and big smile. 

The Hathaway family would like to publicly thank and acknowledge the quality nursing and care team at Galva Courtyard Estates as well as the caregivers that Mary referred to as “her girls”.  Thank you so much for loving her and caring for her with such passion over the last few months. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Olive Palmquist

Olive Palmquist, 96, of Kewane, Il. died at 2:25 P.M. Friday July 29, 2016 at Kewanee Care Home.  Graveside services will be at 1:30 P.M.Tuesday, August 2, in the Pleasant View Cemetery  There will be no visitation.   The Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee is in charge of arrangements..

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