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Marianne R. Garinger

 

 

Marianne R. Garinger, 87, of Geneseo, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at her home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, July 1st at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo; Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, June 30 from 4:00-7:00 p.m at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Animal Shelter, Geneseo Food Pantry, or to the Geneseo Library.

 

Marianne was born December 2, 1929, the daughter of Francis Haskell and Rose Marie (Veverka) Laramie, in Oak Forest, IL. She attended Thorton Township High School in Midlothian, IL. Marianne married Jack W. Garinger on August 31, 1952 in Indianapolis, Indiana; he preceded her in death in 2012. Marianne was a talented seamstress and artist who enjoyed quilling in her spare time. She was an avid bridge player and golfer, spending many hours on the greens of the Geneseo Country Club. She loved to make Christmas ornaments for all of her grandchildren. Marianne was a member of Women of the Moose, Hammond Henry Hospital Auxiliary, and the Geneseo Country Club.

 

She is survived by her son Joseph Garinger of Elgin, IL, and her daughters, Jackie (Joe) Mickley of Geneseo, Jodi (Bruce) Wolfe of Geneseo, and Jeannette (John) Beck of Champaign, IL. Her grandchildren are Jake (Amelia), Joe (Kari), James (Avery), and Jenna Mickley; Anne (Adam) Watson, Evan (James) Hill, Charles Wolfe, Lindsey (Ben) Blonder, Derek (Lorena) Vaughn, John (Leslie) Beck, Libby Beck, Amy Jo (Fiancé Robby Rohe), and Alec Garinger. She is also survived by her 15 great-grandchildren.

 

Marianne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one brother, and one sister.

 

 

 

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Geraldine Johnson

 

Sunrise August 25, 1931 and Sunset June 24, 2017 - Geraldine Johnson, also known as Jerry and Dean, 85, of Kewanee, IL, passed away June 24, 2017 at her home. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 1 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Pastor Lawrence D. Anderson Sr., of the Second Baptist Church in Kewanee, will officiate. Visitation will be from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery. Repast to follow. There will be a Celebration of Life Community Potluck Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 30 at Second Baptist Church, 610 W. First St., Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Geraldine Johnson Memorial Fund or Second Baptist Church of Kewanee. 

She was born in Parkin, Cross County, AR on August 25, 1931 to Tetrether Flemings Collins and Fred Collins. Geraldine was educated at White Rock School in Widener, AR, a rural one-room school house, and a private segregated school in Forrest City, AR. In her teenage years, her mother married Albert Dobbs, Sr., known as Papa Dobbs. She was greatly influenced by him and considered him her father as she always had fond memories of him and how wonderfully he treated his new family, especially her mother. She gained numerous family members because of Papa Dobbs and was close to them until the time of her passing. She was looking forward to the Searcy family reunion Labor Day weekend and upcoming Dobbs family reunion, to be held in Washington, D.C. She was especially excited about visiting the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Considered one of the seasoned family members, she had a wealth of knowledge of the family history and enjoyed when the family asked her about the past. 

She became a Christian at an early age and was always very active in church. Growing up, she was a member of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Lakeside and Madison, St. Francis County, AR until she moved to Illinois. She married Iria Johnson Sr., of Forrest City, AR, in May 27, 1951 in Forrest City, AR. Their union formed four children. Soon after their marriage, Geraldine moved to Kewanee in 1951, to join her husband. In the same year, she became a member of Second Baptist Church in Kewanee. She served in various positions in the church, most recently as chaplain of the Mission Ministry and was appointed as Church Mother by Second Baptist Church's Pastor Lawrence D. Anderson Sr. in 2013. She was very proud and honored to hold the distinguished position of Church Mother. She worked as a housekeeper in private homes in Kewanee for 15 years and as a housekeeper for Leisure Hills Nursing Home (now Royal Oaks Care Center) in Kewanee for several years. Geraldine's long-time employment was at Kewanee Care/Peterson Health Care starting in 1988 and retiring at 78-years-old, after 21 years of service.  She received numerous awards from Peterson Health Care which included Lifetime Service award, Longevity award, Employee of the Month and Employee of the Year. Her hobbies included landscaping her yard, spending time with her church family and friends, traveling, talking to long-distance family, and visiting her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 
   
Survivors include her sister, Almeater Collins, of Boston MA; brothers: Wardell Collins, of Marianna, AR, and Clyde Maxwell, of Cordova, TN; daughters: PareLee Brown, of Aurora IL, Faye Turner of Westmont, IL, and Betty Jean Taylor, of Patterson, NJ; sons Stephen “Stevie” (Lisa) Johnson, of Westmont, IL and Ira Johnson, Jr., of Russellville, AR; six grandchildren: Tammie Leigh (Stirling) Brown-Edwards, of Macomb, IL; Alfred (Candice) Turner Jr., of Aurora, IL; Shaunta' Turner, of Aurora IL; Kristina Diemer, of Aurora; and Yakira and Janoah Johnson, of Westmont, IL; sixteen great grandchildren; one great-great grandson; nephews, Percell Searcy Jr., Rev. Franklin Searcy and Leonard F. Muhammad, all of Chicago IL and Ernest Searcy, of Matteson IL; nieces, Margarett Fox of Chicago IL, Carrie Dotson of Cleveland OH, Ineice Searcy of Forrest City AR, Lydia Coleman of Tulsa OK and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding her in death are her parents, her husband in 1982, son, John I. Johnson, brother, Albert “Buddy” Dobbs Jr., and sisters, Hattie Jordan, Polly Searcy, Lydia Wright, Edna Barkley, and Frenchie B. Young. Online condolences and memories may be made at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Norma Dilts

 

 

Norma Dilts, 88, of Geneseo passed away Monday, June 26, 2017 at Woodridge Supportive Living Center in Geneseo where she was currently residing. A funeral service will be Friday, June 30 at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo; Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. Visitation will be Thursday, June 29, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Senior Citizens’ Center

 

Norma was born on October 27, 1928, the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Hickey) McGonigle in Princeton, IL. She attended Princeton, IL schools and the Academy of Our Lady in Peoria, IL. Norma married Robert L. Dilts on July 10, 1948.  In the early 60’s, Norma and Bob opened Bob Dilts TV, a Magnavox dealership & TV/Stereo repair business. They later expanded into music with a record shop, offering albums, 8-tracks, & cassettes. After Bob’s death in 1977, Norma continued the business through 1987. She was a member of Women of the Moose, loved to play bingo, and to spend time with her family, especially her grand & great-grandchildren.

 

Her pride and joy were her daughters and three grandsons - Jaimie, Kevin, and Ryan “Pudge.” Her great-grandsons, Kyle & Jack, treated her like a queen. She was so thrilled when only two weeks ago a 3rd great-grandchild, Jade Cheryl, was born.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters, Rhoni (Zach) Perrine of Geneseo, and Linda (Harry) Sellers of Geneseo, and son-in-law John (Carla) Edwards of Geneseo. Her three grandsons are Jamie (Cory) Sellers, Kevin (Jenna) Sellers, and Ryan “Pudge” Sellers & fiancé Brooke VanderSnick. Her great-grandchildren are Kyle Sellers, Jack Sellers, and Jade Cheryl Sellers.

 

Norma was preceded in death by her husband Bob, her parents, daughter Cheryl J. “Tudi” Edwards, sister Mary Cresto, and brother Don McGonigle.

 

The family would like to thank Karna DeMay and Woodridge for the special care that they offered to Norma.

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Tamara S. Nightingale

Tamara “Tammy” S. Nightingale, 55, of Kewanee, IL, formally of Aurora, IL died at 3:55 am, June 24, 2017 at OSF Saint Francis Hospital, Peoria, IL. Tammy was born December 31, 1961 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Roger and Frances (Gray) Zerbes. She married William “Bill” Nightingale on November 2, 2002 at the First Methodist Church, West Jersey, IL. He survives.

Also surviving include her siblings, Mark (Marilyn) Zerbes, Karen (Narry) Mahabir and Jay Zerbes; numerous nieces and nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; good neighbor, Linda Hull; best friend, Brenda Miles; and her faithful dog, Misty. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Tammy graduated from Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove. She enjoyed the Bunko Girls Club she belonged to here in Kewanee, she traveled to a lot of houses playing dice. Tammy loved her swimming pool. Previous years, she enjoyed camping at the Woodhaven Campground by Amboy, IL. Tammy loved to cook and spend time with her husband, Bill. She enjoyed decorating for Christmas. She especially enjoyed Valentine’s Day in 2004 when she was given her boxer, yellow lab, shepherd mix, Misty.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Pastor Paul Copeland will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established and may be left at the funeral home for the family. Share a memory or leave an online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Barbara J. Bell

 

Barbara J. Bell, 87, of Geneseo passed away Sunday, June 25 at Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo. Burial will take place in the North Cemetery in Geneseo. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Memorials may be left in Barbara’s memory to the Geneseo Humane Society.

 

Barbara was born on December, 27 1929, the daughter of Elbert and Cassie (Goembel) Douglas in Geneseo, IL. She married Robert L. Bell on August 4, 1950 in Piggot, Arkansas; he preceded her in death in 2008. Barbara worked from home as a homemaker, and raised three beautiful daughters. Her family meant the world to her. She was an avid reader, yard sale shopper, and gardener. Barbara also loved to tend to her birds and enjoyed cooking for her family.

 

Survivors include her daughters: Brenda (Ken) Chapin of Princeton, IA, Bobbie Bell of Geneseo, Cassie (Ralph Sanders, Bruce Township, MI; grandchildren: Amanda (Michael) McTauge, Dubuque, IA, John Chapin, Cordova, IL, Jarrod (Dawn) Collins, Geneseo, IL, Brandon (Rose) Collins, Geneseo, IL and Rebecca Sanders, Bruce Township, MI; great-grandchildren: Brooklynn Chapin, Melissa & Annamae McTague, Quinn Collins of Geneseo, and Grant Collins; sister-in-law Marie Douglas, East Moline, IL.

 

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents, 4 brothers, and 5 sisters.

 

 

 

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Patricia A. Williams

 

 

Patricia A. Williams, 75, of Geneseo, passed away Sunday, June 18 at Hammond Henry Hospital Emergency Room. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a memorial service is scheduled for Thursday, June 22 at 11:00 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo; Reverend Ryan Landino will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the memorial service.

 

Patricia was born on October 7, 1941, the daughter of Frank and Opal (Paul) Averill, in Canton, IL. She later married Gene A. Williams on August 19, 1958 in Lewiston, IL. Gene passed away in 2013. Patricia enjoyed playing music, her instruments of choice included the piano, bass, and guitar, but she was also able to play many others and she loved to spend time with her family.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Jennifer Walsh of Millersville, MD; sons: Mark Williams of Geneseo, and Steve Williams of Des Moines IA; grandchildren: Kevin Williams, Marcus Williams, Matthew Walsh, and Aidan Walsh; and sister, Barbara (John) Briggs.

 

Patricia was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Opal, and by 2 sisters.

 

 

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Esther L. Sturm

Esther L. Sturm, 89, of Galva, passed away at4:38 p.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. 

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 22, at Rux Funeral Home in Galva.  Rev. Karen Martin will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Esther Sturm Memorial Fund. 

 She was born November 17, 1927 in Kewanee, the daughter of Frank and Grace (Ouart) Kuster.  She married Erman Sturm on December 19, 1948 at St. Peter’s Evangelical Church in Kewanee.  He survives, as does a son, Roger (Juana) Sturm of Galva. She was preceded in death by her parents.

 Esther graduated from Galva High School in 1944.  In 1948, she was an Illinois delegate to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago for food preservation which she had earned first place with. She is a member of St. Peter’s Evangelical United Church in Christ. She was an excellent cook and also enjoyed canning. She loved being outdoors and took great pride in being a farm wife and working along side her husband, working tirelessly over the years with their livestock and farming operation. She especially enjoyed mowing. In earlier years, she was a member of the Henry County Rural Youth and had been a 4-H leader for ten years. Esther was also a member of Henry County Home Extension where she served as secretary and treasurer for ten years. She and her husband were also members of the Flemish American Club in Kewanee. This obituary and private condolences may be left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Veronica Lepianka

Veronica M. Lepianka, 95, of Kewanee, died at 6:20 a.m., Sunday, June 18, 2017 at her home.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, June 23 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish. Mass will be concelebrated by Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu and her nephew, Fr. Anthony Lebedis. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. A rosary will be recited at 4:00 p.m. by her nephew, Fr. Tony.  Burial will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed for masses at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish or for masses at the church of the donor’s choice. 

 

She was born on January 15, 1922 in Kewanee, the daughter of Stanislaw and Helena (Rakoczy) Gruszeczka. She married Walter S. Lepianka on October 25, 1947 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on September 13, 1984. She was also preceded in death by six brothers and a sister.  She is survived by two sons, Lawrence (Jan) of Walnut, IL and Philip (Cheryl) of Powell, OH, a daughter, Shirley (Gregory) Myers of Aiken, SC, six granddaughters, Melissa (Dan) Thompson of Henry, IL, Natalie (Mick) Lilley of Normalville, PA, Serena (Brett) VonHolten of Pontiac, IL, Courtney (Chris) Kohler of Chicago, IL, Andrea (Matt) Wiggim of Princeton, IL, and Nicole (Zach) Steel of Los Angeles, CA , eleven great grandchildren and a brother John (Shirley) Gruszeczka of Kewanee. 

 

Veronica had worked as a seamstress at Boss Glove Mfg. in Kewanee for over thirty years until retiring in 1975. She had attended school at St. Stanilaus Catholic School and Visitation Catholic School.  She was a devoted Catholic and member of Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish and was a past member of St. Stanilaus Catholic Church, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was devoted to saying the rosary every day. She was proud of her Polish heritage and enjoyed making and cooking traditional Polish foods for her family gatherings. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com

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Allan Utech

 

Allan Lincoln Utech, 97, of Washington, Iowa died Saturday, June 17, 2017.  Graveside services with military honors will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Rosedale Cemetery in Cambridge Illinois.  Rev. Rick McDaniel will officiate.  There is no visitation.  Memorials may be made to the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation or the Washington United Methodist Church.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services in Cambridge is handling the arrangements.

 

Mr. Utech was born February 12, 1920 in New Canton, Illinois the son of Ernst H. Sr. and Nellie H. Evans Utech.   He married Emma Leeper.  The couple later divorced.  He married Margrette Elizabeth Anderson Johnson on May 25, 1969.

 

He was a graduate of Illinois State University.  He taught high school Vocational Agriculture.  He also worked for the State of Illinois as a supervisor and later as a consultant all in the Vocational Agriculture field.  He was an aviation cadet in the Army Air Corp and retired from the military as a First Lieutenant.

 

He was a member of the United Methodist Church and had held several church positions in Springfield IL.  He served as president of the Land of Lincoln Retired Teachers Association.  He enjoyed gardening, family and traveling.

 

Surviving are his wife Margrette of Washington IA, 2 daughters Janet (Steve) West of Hiawatha IA, and Ruth Utech of Springfield IL, one granddaughter, one grandson, 4 step-grandsons and several great and great great grandchildren

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-daughter Kay Bennett, step-sons Roger and Steve Johnson, sisters Nellie Sund, Pearl Utech, Evelyn Myers and three brothers Raymond, Ernst Jr. and Perry.

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Alison H. Strand

Alison H. Strand, 67, of Galva, died at 9:18 p.m., Friday, June 16, 2017 at his home.


Cremation will be accorded and a Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 21 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established.


He was born August 24, 1949 in Kewanee, the son of Harland C. and Elsie Mae (Oberg) Strand. He married Georgia G. Gray on April 8, 1967 in Galva. She survives, as does a son, Rob (Doris “Doe”) Strand of Kewanee, a daughter, Brenda Strand of Galva, a brother, Armand Strand of Galva, a sister, Annette Boehm of East Peoria, IL and his grandchild, Allyson. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Anthony.


Alison attended Galva schools. He worked as a farmer in the area and had also operated a guitar shop in Galva. He was a self-taught musician and enjoyed playing guitar and riding motorcycles. In his early years, he was active in the bands; Everyday People and Shades of Blue and had played at area colleges and venues and had also won several Battle of the Bands contests. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Linda M. Holden

 

 

Linda M. Holden, 72, of Bishop Hill, died Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at her home.  Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on June 30th at the Colony Schoolhouse in Bishop Hill.  Rev. Dan Wright will officiate.  A graveside committal service will take place at 10:00 a.m. on June 30th at the Bishop Hill Cemetery.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.  Memorials may be made to the Bishop Hill Fire Department.

 

Linda May Lambert was born December 21, 1944 in Harvey, IL, the daughter of William and Frieda Ehrich Lambert.  She attended Homewood-Flossmoor High School and graduated in 1962.  Linda attended Patricia Stevens Career College in Chicago. She then attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in design. Her marriage to Stephen J. Holden took place on September 13, 1973 in Coal Valley.  He passed away October 7, 2011.

 

She worked as an interior designer for the restaurant industry for many years. Her work included restaurants in the Quad Cities and across the mid-west. While living in Bishop Hill she and her husband operated a pottery/gift shop and a bed and breakfast. After moving from Coal Valley to Bishop Hill, the Holdens were active in various civic activities for a period of time. Among the positions Linda held within the community was as a review officer to assure the historic integrity of the community. Linda also worked at the Bishop Hill Post Office and later became the postmaster.  Mrs. Holden’s professional credentials include membership in the American Society of Interior Designers.

 

Those surviving are a cousin, Alan Ehrich, Chicago, and neighbors and friends.  Her parents, her husband, and two infant children preceded her in death.

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Mary Lou Baldwin

Mary Lou Baldwin, 92, of Kewanee, died June 14, 2017 at OSF St. Lukes Hospital, Kewanee. Mary Lou was born August 20, 1924 in Kewanee, the daughter of Elsworth and Frances (Coyne) Hayden.

Mary Lou was married Howard Baldwin on February 23, 1947 in Dwight, IL. She is survived by her son, Hayden (Carla) Baldwin of AR; daughter, Becky (Bob) Switzer of Kewanee; 14 grandchildren, Ryan (Abi Stevenson) Switzer, Nick Switzer, Valerie Switzer, Tabatha Baldwin, Kim Cirrintano, Shannon (Tommy) Uran, Heather (Scott) Bugner, Robin Hesse, Kerrie (Mike) Bowers, Mike (Dawn) Kunde, Wayne (Tanya) Kunde, Dave Jr. (Jude) Baldwin, Debbie (Bruce) Eldred, Doug (Michelle) Baldwin; 26 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren. Mary Lou is preceded in death by her parents; son, Dave; brothers, Bob and Charles Hayden.

Mary Lou was employed at the Kewanee School District #229 for many years. She enjoyed bingo, gardening, sewing, ceramics and baking. She especially loved spending time with her family.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Private burial will be at the Evergreen Memory Gardens, Kewanee. Visitation will be from 12:00-1:00 p.m. prior to the service. Online condolences may be shared with Mary Lou’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Donald "Sonny" Barnes

Donald “Sonny” Barnes, 81, of Kewanee, passed away June 14, 2017 at his home. Donald was born January 5, 1936 in Kewanee, the son of Willard and Anna (Wuctir) Barnes.

Don married Joann VanWassenhove on July 30, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Kewanee. He is survived by his wife; sons, Randy (Kim) Barnes of Kewanee, Rick Barnes of Kewanee; daughter, Rhonda Roberts of East Moline; four grandchildren, Niki (Scott), Daniel (Ariana), Jolene, Roxanne; four great grandchildren, Steven, Coleton, Braxton, Aubriella; and a brother, William Barnes of Prophetstown. Don is preceded in death by his parents; son, Rodney Barnes; sister, Dorthy Shambaugh; and a brother, Kenney Barnes.

Don was employed by the City of Kewanee for 20 years, working for the street department. Prior to working for the city, he worked for Kewanee Machinery and Conveyor for a number of years. He enjoyed camping and fishing for catfish. He loved his garden and never had a weed in sight. But most of all, Don loved spending time with his family.

Celebration of life services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL. Father Jerry Rafalko will officiate. Burial will be at a later time. There will be a luncheon following the service at the American Legion post 8078, Kewanee.  Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the Holy Trinity Church. Online condolences may be shared with Don’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Marian L. Leaf

 Marian I. Leaf, 90, of Kewanee, passed away peacefully at 1:45 a.m., Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Toulon Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 20 at Zion Lutheran Church in Kewanee. Rev. Linda Winkelman and Linnea Gustafson will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, June 19 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee and additional visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Wethersfield Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church.


She was born January 1, 1927 in Kewanee, the daughter of Eli and Vera (Clong) Ratliff. She married Richard W. Leaf on November 11, 1945 in Galva and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2008. Survivors include two daughters, Ann (Jim) Herriot and Jean (Jerry) Grebner, both of Kewanee, a son, Bill (Janelle) Leaf of Kewanee, five grandchildren, Monica (Darrin) Nelson, Matt Jenkins (Deann Schweitcher), Emily (Jon) DeBord, Karyn (Randy) Carton and Rick (Sarah Sal) Leaf, eight great grandchildren, Morgan Stewart, Kyle Dockery, Lilly DeBord, Josie DeBord, Parker DeBord, McKenzie Carton, Katlyn Carton and Lolabelle Leaf and three great-great grandchildren, Brooklyn Shue, Malaigh Stewart and Kinleigh Stewart. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.


Marian graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1944. She had worked as a medical transcriptionist at Kewanee Public Hospital for 24 years, retiring in January of 1989. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoyed reading and traveling. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Laura F. Thomas

 

Laura F. Thomas, 94, of Sheffield died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at her home.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 19th at Mineral United Methodist Church.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will be in Sheffield Cemetery, Sheffield.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Sheffield.  Memorials may be made to Mineral United Methodist Church or Mineral Museum.

 

Laura Frances Rakestraw was born August 16, 1922 in rural Mineral, the daughter of George B. and Laura Nellie (Brewer) Rakestraw.  She was educated in Mineral schools and graduated from Mineral High School in 1940.  She attended Augustana College in Rock Island for a year.  Her marriage to Morris Foes took place in September of 1941 in Sheffield.  They were divorced.  She later married Clinton W. Thomas on February 12, 1961 in Sheffield.  He died August 5, 1999.  Laura was a homemaker and a member of the Mineral United Methodist Church where she was baptized.  Her hobbies included flower arranging, flower gardening, and watching the birds.

 

Those surviving are her children and spouses, Joyce (Foes) and Raymond Dixon, Peoria, Gerald and Mildred Foes, Sheffield, Thomas and Cynthia Foes, Annawan, Marlene (Thomas) Etheridge, Princeton, and Connie (Thomas) Jaggers, Sheffield.  Other survivors include seven grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, four step grandchildren, three step great grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and one step great great grandchild.  Her parents, husband, five, brothers, and three sons-in-law preceded her in death.

 

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the caregivers who helped care for Mother for the last two years.  Thank you Kelly Hecktner, Erin Green, Lee Blanford, and Brenda Nimrick. 

 

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Patricia Ann Byers

Patricia Ann Byers, 84, of Morrison, IL, formerly of Erie and Kewanee, died Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 4:25 a.m. at Resthave Home in Morrison, IL. Patricia was born March 13, 1933 in Kewanee, the daughter of William and Lena Mae (Hayes) Huber. She attended Kewanee High School.

 

Patricia married Robert J. Byers on July 13, 1952 in Kewanee. He preceded her in death on March 11, 1989. She was also preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Susan Byers, sisters, Madge Huffman, Betty Johnson, Mary (“Teenie”) Featherstone, brothers, William (“Bud”) Huber, John (“Jack”) Huber, Lewis (“Kirk”) Huber, and two grandchildren, Mickel Thompson and Robert Demuynck . Surviving are two daughters, Lena Mae Hollins (Sam Cole), of Kewanee, Kathleen (Garrett) Karman of Erie, 7 grandchildren, Tracy (Ryan) Herrick, Louise Thompson, Rebecca Hegwood, Patrick Hines, Patricia Giesenhagen, Alecia Zahlen, 22 great grandchildren with another on the way, and 2 great-great grandchildren.

 

Patricia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Kewanee prior to moving to Erie, when she then became a member of the Erie United Methodist Church. Patricia met her husband at the roller rink. She was an LPN until retiring in 1987. Patricia enjoyed playing bingo, loved dogs and had a huge collection of ceramic dogs. She also enjoyed flowers, especially pink roses. When her children were young she enjoyed camping with them. She loved people and enjoyed making them smile with her witty ways, jokes and wonderful sense of humor.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  Reverend Rod Dye will officiate.  Burial will be in the Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.  There will be a luncheon following the committal at the First United Methodist Church, Kewanee. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, June 18 at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Online condolences may be shared with Patricia's family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Eugene Francis Hernandez

Eugene Francis "Geno" Hernandez, age 59, died Friday morning suddenly 12:10 am June 9, at Saint Francis Medical Center,  Peoria, IL. after a long battle with medical problems.

Funeral services will be held at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home on June 16, 2017 at 1:30 pm. With Pastor Dan Craig officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 pm till time of services at the funeral home. Graveside Military Services will be provided by the Kewanee Veterans Council at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Geno was born in Milan, MO on 29 September 1957, the son Eugene Francis Hernandez Sr. and Helen "Glidewell" Hernandez. Geno was the second eldest son, Steve Hernandez "Kathy" (deceased), John Hernandez "Chin" of Davenport, IA, Rose Boehle "Chris" of Davenport and Thomas Hernandez of Kewanee IL. Geno is survived by his son: Kyle Hernandez and step-daughter Jayme Crooks. He also leaves behind two grandchildren, Zoey Janis Hernandez and Danielle Elizabeth Hernandez and six nephews, nieces, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife Janis “Call” Hernandez, parents and grandparents.

Geno is a veteran of the US Navy serving on the USS Acadia during the early 1980's. Nicked name fittingly the "Love Boat." As a child, he received his passion as an avid Historian from his father. Geno had a vast knowledge of War History and Politics. He took pride in that fact. His attention to detail was legendary. Geno was retired and pursuing his passion of fishing, making wine, playing music and chess.

Contributions in memory of Eugene Francis "Geno" Hernandez may be made at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home or https://www.gofundme.com/geno-hernandez-recovery-fund. Share a memory or online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Howard W. Bartley

 

Howard W. Bartley, 78, of Cambridge, formerly of Pekin, IL, died Saturday June 10th at Hillcrest Home in Geneseo. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of arrangements. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

 

Howard was born on June 13, 1938; the son of Gilbert and Daphine (Brown) Gilbert, in Pekin, IL. He married Lura L. Williams on August 22, 1958 in Kingston Mines, IL. Howard worked as an oiler for Corn Products in Pekin, IL for over 40 years, where he retired from. He was a former member of the Moose & Eagle Lodges. Howard enjoyed restoring antique cars, and cherished the time he spent with his wife Lura in Florida.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lura; daughters: Lynn (Dan) Cole of Geneseo, Annette Bartley of Pekin, and Janice (Scott) Muzzarelli, of Normal; grandchildren: Ryan Cole, and Valerie DeReu; and 5 great-grandchildren.

 

Howard was preceded in death by his parents, Gilbert and Daphine, and his brother Donald.

 

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Curtis C. Brandt

 

Curtis C. Brandt, 66, of rural Sheffield, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Colonial Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Princeton, IL.  Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17th, at the Sheffield Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Rev. Terry Lancaster will officiate.  Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery, Buda.  Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Peoria Rescue Ministries.

 

Curtis Charles Brandt was born November 5, 1950 in Kewanee, the son of Charles W. and Ida E. Ballard Brandt.  He was educated in Annawan schools and graduated from Annawan High School in 1968.  His marriage to Norma Brookman took place on June 13, 1982 in Mineral.  Curtis was employed at LTV in Hennepin until it closed.  He was called back when Arcelor-Mettal took over the plant operations.  Curtis retired after 40 years as a member of the United Steel Workers Union.  His hobby was collecting antique and miniature John Deere tractors.

 

Those surviving are his wife, Norma, children and spouses, Theresa and Wayne Martin, Peoria, Cynthia and Charles Crawley, Peoria Heights, Donald DeVoss, Sheffield, Diana Lee, Mineral, and David DeVoss, East Peoria.  Other survivors include 13 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, a brother, Ricky Brandt, Mineral, and a sister, Susan (Craig) Wilkinson, Sterling.  His parents, a daughter, Barbara Anderson, and a sister, Helen Sweeney, preceded him in death.

 

A video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Curtis' obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Terry W. Ptashnik

Terry W. Ptashnik, 61, of Kewanee, IL, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Terry was born April 25, 1956 in Geneseo, IL, the son of Fledgamier William and Lou Jean (Crawford) Ptashnik.

Also surviving are his mother, Lou Jean Ptashnik; brother, Kenneth (Kristine) Ptashnik, Kewanee; nieces, Ashley (David) Lamb, Mackinaw, IL, Apryl Ptashnik, Neponset; nephew, Adam Ptashnik, Kewanee, 2 great nieces and 2 great nephews, Madilynne, Witten, Kennedy and Fallon. He was preceded in death by his father, Fledgamier William Ptashnik.

Terry graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1974. He attended Black Hawk College West Campus for a degree in Broadcasting. He worked for a radio station, RadioShack and County Line Services. Terry also worked for Caterpillar in Mossville, IL. Later he owned and operated a bicycle repair shop. He enjoyed speed boats and bicycles.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Visitation will be from 10:00 am till the time of service on Wednesday at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established, contributions may be left at the funeral home. Share a memory or leave an online condolence for Terry’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

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Grady M. Taylor

Grady M. Taylor, 77, of Geneseo died on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family.  Memorials may be made to his family.

Grady was born January 16, 1940 in Sulligent, Alabama the son of James Marvin and Carrie Early (Loggan) Taylor.  He married Annette Gryp on July 19, 1971 in Davenport.  Grady drove a bus for the City of Davenport for over 35 years.

Grady was an avid Alabama Football fan, he loved helping people and enjoyed farming/gardening.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Paula Taylor and Amy (Scott) Blaser, both of Geneseo; two grandchildren, Breanna and Billy; a sister, Josie Robinson, brother, Alan Taylor, and sister-in-law, Cathy Taylor.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother Clyde.

Condolences may be expressed by using the guest book/condolence button to left of this page and contributions made to Grady's Family through our website.

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Ronald W. Miller

 Ronald W. “Ron” Miller, 76, of Macon Twp., rural Neponset, passed away on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at his home.


Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 14 at the Neponset Methodist Church. Rev. Rebecca Klemm will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 13 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Neponset. Memorials may be directed to the Neponset Methodist Church, Floral Hill Cemetery, the Neponset Historical Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


He was born May 22, 1941 in Macon Twp., son of W. Wayne and Mary Ann (Hood) Miller. He was educated in Neponset schools and graduated in 1959 from Neponset High School. He married Carolyn Carley on August 18, 1962, who was a 12-year classmate. Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, two sons, Mark (Rose) Miller of rural Neponset and Phil (Judy) Miller of Bloomington, IL; five grandchildren, Ariana Miller of Bloomington, IL, Mary and Lena Miller of rural Neponset, Kris (Jessie) Reed of Shelbyville, IL and Kanen (Shiloh) Reed of Mode, IL; three great grandchildren, Tess and Hemi Reed and Ariea Reed and his step-mother, Betty Miller of Princeton. Also surviving are two brothers, John (Sharon) Miller of Neponset and Bob (Laurie) Miller of Kewanee, four sisters, Beth (Jack) Sommers of Berthoud, CO, Lois Boese of Sun Lakes, AZ, Carol (John) Gerrond of Rockford, IL and Mary Jane (Lee) Stabler of Kewanee, brother-in-law, Merrill Gunning of Neponset, eighteen nieces and nephews and many great nieces, great nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Eileen Gunning and a niece.


Ron farmed for 47 years, milking cows, and raising livestock for many of those years. He was a charter member of the Neponset Historical Society and president for the last 20 years. He was a 62-year member of the Neponset Methodist Church and served on the church council for many years. He was a Macon Twp. Clerk for 14 years, an election judge, a former member of the Neponset School Board and retired volunteer Neponset fireman. Ron was a member of the Kewanee Racing Pigeon Club for many years and showed poultry at the Bureau County Fair in Princeton for 30 years. He raised Hackney horses and he Carolyn showed them in driving competitions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Kentucky. He was also the Chairman of the Neponset Sesquicentennial Celebration in 2005.

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Edward E. Franz

 

 

Edward E. Franz, 96, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday June 6, at Geneseo Good Samaritan Society. Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 10 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo at 2:00 p.m. Brian Smith, of Wildwood Church in East Moline will officiate. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the funeral at the Vandemore Funeral Home. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded to follow the funeral services. A private family scattering will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Edward E. Franz Memorial Fund.

 

Edward was born June 20, 1920, the son of Edward and Lillian (Crane) Franz, in Streator, IL. Edward married Marion E. on October 18, 1944 while serving as a Private First Class in the United States Army during World War II. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards with his friends, and playing bags. Edward especially loved to dance with his wife, Marion, to big band music. Marion passed away in 2001. He was also a member of the American Legion.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include: his son, Martin (Carla) Franz; daughter, Susan (Paul) Andermann; grandchildren: Martin (Katy) Franz, Cheryl (Greg) Hanger, Julie (Josh) Boone, Henry (Thuy) Andermann, Rachel Langenkamp, and Greg Andermann; 9 great-grandchildren; his brother, Donald Knerr (Yvonne) and sister, Arlene (Bill) Gardow.

 

Edward was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Lillian.

 

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Chris J. Alexander

 

 

Chris J. Alexander, 52, of Atkinson, passed away Monday, June 5th at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life is to be scheduled at a later date. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.

 

Chris was born on September 12, 1964, the son of Wendell and Linda (Vanwaes) Alexander, in Morrison, IL. He spent many years as a laborer for Heinold Hog Station in Atkinson, IL. Chris enjoyed to fish, and enjoyed helping the elderly. He especially loved having breakfast at Lisa’s.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his brother, Jeff (Beth) Alexander; his sister, Debra (Dennis) Christie; niece Samantha French; long-time friend Sharon Redmond; and his cherished cousins who were more like his siblings: “sisters” Lana Davis, Kim (Bob) Paige, Tammy (Craig) McVietty, Lori Trujillo, Dyann (Troy) Schultz; and his “brother” Kevin Stafford; ½ brothers: Steven Alexander, and Dennis (Terri) Alexander; and ½ sisters: Wendy Slusser, and Cheryle Riley.

 

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Wendell and Linda; and by Luella & Roy Strawhacker.

 

Memorials may be left to the Chris J. Alexander Memorial Fund, and may be mailed to the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo.

 

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Arthur E. Fritch

Arthur E. Fritch, 89, of Kewanee, IL. died at 9:30 P.M. Friday, November 25, 2016 at Aperion Care in East Moline.  Cremation was accorded and Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, IL. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Memorials may be made to the American Alzheimer’ Association.

Arthur was born June 4, 1927 in LeRoy, IL, the son of Harry R. and Mamie (Burkholder) Fritch. He married Ada Phelps on September 4, 1944 in Lacon, IL, she survives.

Also surviving are 3 daughters, Waneta (Richard) Black, Beardstown, IL, Diana (David) Cannon, Cambridge, IL, Christina (Arthur) Greene, Richmond Hills, GA; 1 son, Greg (Shirlee) Fritch, Silvis, IL; 6 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers, Charles, Harry and George Fritch; 2 sisters, Mary McGuire and Jennie Dabler.

Arthur worked for John Deere in Moline in the machine shop. He was a member of the Beardstown Masonic Lodge.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and traveling. Please leave a memory or online condolence at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

 

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Dorothy Ann Dooley

 Dorothy Ann Dooley, 98, of Kewanee, died Monday, June 5, 2017 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 8 at Visitation Church, St. John Paul II Parish in Kewanee. Celebrant will be Fr. Johndamaseni Zilimu. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Abilities Plus or to St. John Paul II Parish. Arrangements are being handled by Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee.


She was born June 15, 1918 in Kewanee, the daughter of John T. Kirley and Rhoda Dustin. She married J. Emmett Dooley on August 20, 1947 in Kewanee. They had three sons and she is survived by two of them, Patrick (Marjorie) and Stephen (Irene). She is also survived by two grandsons, Shawn (Brooke) and Christopher (Trista), a granddaughter, Kelly (Jake) Verscha and eight great grandchildren, Avery, Rylee, Elizabeth, Mason, Breanna, Madalyn, Max and Marshall. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, her son, James and a brother, Philip Kirley.


Dorothy was educated at Visitation School, Kewanee High School where she was a member of the Class of 1936, and St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1940. She taught 2nd grade at Lyle School in Kewanee prior to her marriage.


She was active in many civic organizations including the Kewanee Social Service Agency where she served on the board for many years and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a lifelong member of St. John Paul II Parish, and the last surviving charter member of the Kewanee League of Women Voters. In earlier years, she was active in the Garden Club of Kewanee, as well as the Kewanee Business and Professional Women’s Club, the Kewanee Women’s Club and the former Midland Country Club. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Robert M. Briggs

 Robert M. “Bob” Briggs, 96, of Kewanee, passed away at 11:45 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2017 at Courtyard Estates in Kewanee.


Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 8 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee where military rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. Pastor Larry Poe will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Evergreen Memory Gardens in rural Kewanee at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Senior Citizens Center.


He was born November 4, 1920 in Wethersfield Twp., IL, the son of LeRoy C. and Alma (Rylander) Briggs. He married Barbara J. Moore on January 27, 1946 in Kewanee. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, a son, Bill (Betty) Briggs of Kewanee, two grandchildren, Connie J. Briggs of Kewanee and William M. Briggs of Groveland, FL and a great grandchild, Franchezka Nicole Briggs. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Leonard and Claude.


Bob graduated from Kewanee High School in 1938 and served his country in the Army Medical Corp. during WWII. He worked as golf course superintendent for Baker Park in Kewanee for 10 years and for Valley View in Cambridge for 16 years. He was a retired member of the Northwest Golf Superintendents Association having served as the original 2nd President of the association. He had also been a member of the Henry County Senior Citizens Center and the Kewanee Historical Society. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Thomas D. Denkmann

Thomas D. Denkmann, 57, of Geneseo died Sunday, June 4, 2017.  Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded; no services are planned at this time. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Geneseo is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Shirley A. VanAntwerp

 

 

Shirley A. “Big Gram” VanAntwerp, 85, of Atkinson, IL died on Thursday, June 1st at Hammond Henry Hospital surrounded by her family in Geneseo, IL. Funeral services are planned for Tuesday, June 6th at 11:30 a.m. at the Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory in Atkinson; Reverend Jacob Stansberry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo. Visitation will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. prior to the funeral service. Memorials may be made in Shirley’s memory to the Shirley VanAntwerp Memorial Fund.

 

Shirley was born on December 17, 1931, the daughter of Charles and Dorothy (Becker) Clementz in Altona, IL. She was a graduate of Annawan High School. Shirley married Arlo “Dutch” VanAntwerp on September 1, 1951; the couple later separated; Arlo passed away in 2009. She was a home-caregiver for several elderly residents in Atkinson for many years, and was a member of the Atkinson Congregational Church. Shirley enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, baking and always had a fresh pot of coffee and a bowl of popcorn made. She loved spending time with her kids and grandkids most of all.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Tim (Lynda) VanAntwerp of Kewanee, Tony VanAntwerp of Muscatine; her daughter Rhonda VanDerSnick of Geneseo; 9 grandchildren: Brooke, Bart, Kelsey, Kale, Allyson, Ian, Joycelyn, Tanner and Connor; and 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Arlyn Clementz of Oak Creek, WI; and her sister Donna Vandemark of Macomb.

 

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Dorothy, sons Terry “Ray” & Russell, her son-in-law Randy “Mole” Vandersnick, and by her brother, Donald Clementz.

 

 

 

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Carole M. Johnson

 

 

Carole M. Johnson, 78, of Maquon, IL, formerly of Cambridge, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL.  Cremation has been accorded and a family memorial gathering will be held at a later date.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family.

 

Carole Marie Boles was born February 11, 1939 in Melcher, Iowa, the daughter of Kenneth and Eunice Leif Boles.  She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1957.  Carole attended Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg and received an associate degree in Computer Science.  Her marriage to Roderick Johnson took place in the summer of 1988 in Andover.

 

She was employed at Gates Rubber Plant in Galesburg for several years.  Carole then worked at the Eagles store in Galesburg and later at the Kroger store in Peoria until retiring.  After her retirement, she drove a school bus for the Valley School District.  Her hobbies were gardening, canning, crocheting, and baking cakes.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Rod, children and spouses, Edward and Connie Johnson, Cambridge, Rodney and Debbie Johnson, Kewanee, Annette Tomlinson, Galesburg, and Frank and Sue Schneider, Roseville, step children, Roddy (Faye) Johnson, Springfield, IL, Patty Brimberry, Texas, Larry Johnson, Galesburg, and Cindy Powelson, Galesburg.  Other survivors include several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, and sisters, Jean (Paul) Smith, Sun City West, AZ, Connie Morris, Bardstown, KY, and Sandy (Pat) Wilckens, Knoxville, IL.  Her parents, a son, Arthur West Johnson, and twin brothers, Ronnie and Donnie Bolens, preceded her in death.

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Richard D. Murray

Richard D. Murray, 63, of Kewanee, died at 11:52 a.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at his home.


Graveside services and burial will be held at 1:30 p.m., Monday, June 5 at Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.


He was born February 24, 1954 in Kewanee, the son of Kenneth H. and Marcella (Dickens) Murray. Survivors include his two sons, John Murray and Richard Murray, both of Kewanee, a brother, Joseph Murray, three sisters, Liela Swanson, Sheila Langdon and Rita Tabor and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and two sisters.


Richard had worked as a foreman at the Mail-o-Graph in Kewanee. In his early years, he enjoyed drawing, building model cars and watching Westerns. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Bernadine R. Jones

Bernadine “Bernie” R. Jones, 89, a resident of Bettendorf Health Center, Bettendorf, IA, formerly of Geneseo and Hannibal, MO, died on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at UnityPoint, Trinity Health Center, Bettendorf, Iowa.  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 5th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, 225 E. Park St. Geneseo.  Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Geneseo.  Memorials may be made to her family.

 

Bernadine Ruth Colliver was born December 6, 1928 in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of Albert and Della Colliver.  Bernie had worked for 20 years at Underwood Pet Corporation in Hannibal, MO.  She had also been the caregiver for her son, Roger Lee Johnston who passed away on October 31, 1995.  In 2000 Bernie moved to Geneseo to be closer to her daughter, her granddaughter and family.  Bernie had been a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hannibal, MO.

 

Survivors include her daughter Debra Ann Craig, Quincy, IL; granddaughter, Kelly (Jeff) Bowling, Geneseo; four great grandchildren, Kayla, Emma, Alice Miller & Ellery Bowling, Geneseo; and a sister, Jean (James) McClintic, St. Joseph, MO.  Bernie was preceded in death by her parents, son, Roger, and a sister Edna.

 

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