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Carol A. Jacobson

 

 

Carol A. Jacobson, 81, of Geneseo died peacefully on May 10, 2017, at Good Samaritan in Geneseo.  A celebration of Carol’s life will be held on Saturday, September 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at her home: 628 East Ogden Avenue, Geneseo, IL. Friends are invited to share a meal and tell stories about Carol. Guests are invited to park at Vandemore Funeral Home, west of Carol’s home.

 

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Richard Jay Boomer

 

Richard J. Boomer, 84, formerly of Geneseo, passed away on September 16, 2017, in Mesa, AZ. He was born December 22, 1932 in Atkinson, IL, the son of Lester J. and Helen Breese Boomer. He graduated from Hillsdale High School, class of 1951 and moved to Arizona at the age of 19. Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1955. Vandemore Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the family with local arrangements.

 

He is survived by daughter, Cindy E. Boomer, son, Richard J. Boomer, Jr. and step-son, Rick Johnson of Mesa, AZ. Also surviving Richard are sisters, Olive Norris and Janet Steinwinder, AZ, Mary Bridges, MS, Donna Jeffers, Washington, IL, and brother, James Boomer, Geneseo, IL.

 

Richard was a highly skilled heavy equipment and crane operator. He enjoyed driving past the large buildings (schools, libraries, Glendale City Hall, etc.) where his crane was used in construction.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Arizona Humane Society.

 

 

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Thershea Warren

Thershea Marie (Barkley) Warren, 92, of Cuba, IL formerly of Wyanet and Kewanee, IL, died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba, IL. Thershea was born September 6, 1925 in Wyanet, IL the daughter of Calvin and Pearl (Johnson) Barkley. She graduated from Wyanet High School. Thershea married Junior Crist in 1943, he died in WWII in 1944. She then married Joseph Warren in 1949 he preceded her in death on September 14, 1999.

Thershea is also survived by three daughters, Sandra (Douglas) Milby, Toulon, IL, Janet (Carl) McMillian, Cuba, IL, Tina Lindsey, Canton, IL; one son, Clinton (Roseann) Warren, Geneseo, IL; two brothers, Arnold “Jim” Barkley, Peoria, IL, Bernard “Bunk” Barkely, Washington, IL; several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; three sons, Arthur Warren, Kenneth Crossley, Richard J. Warren; one sister, Judith Young; and three brothers, John Barkley, Gerald Barkley and Donald Rhea.

Thershea worked at the Kraft Cheese factory in Manlius, IL for a number of years. She was also a member of the Bunker Hill Church of God. Thershea and Joseph had many foster children through the years. She enjoyed crocheting and cooking; she will always be remembered for her excellent goulash. She also loved spending time with her family.      

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Pastor John Erickson will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Bloom Cemetery, Tiskilwa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Please leave an online condolence for Thershea’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Kathryn Garms

Kathryn “Katie” LeeAn Cass Garms, 78, of Kewanee, died Monday, September 25, 2017 at Kewanee Care, Kewanee, IL. Kathryn was born March 31, 1939 in Bradford, IL the daughter of Frank and Freida (Stephens) Cass. She graduated from Bradford High School and Blackhawk College. Kathryn married Louis W. Garms on October 28, 1961 in Kewanee, he preceded her in death.

Kathryn is survived by three children, Christina Carlson, Galva, IL, Harold “Bill” Garms, Kewanee, IL, Jennie Garms, Kewanee, IL; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two siblings, James “Jim” Cass, Tiskilwa, IL, Mrs. Michael (Margaret) “Peggy” Talbot, Branson, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband; one great granddaughter, Lauren Trussen; four siblings, Arthur “Skip” Cass, Robert “John” Cass, Donald Cass, and Beverly Walker.

Kathryn worked for the housing authority of Henry county for numerous years. She also catered and made cakes. She volunteered in Haiti and sponsored a child, Amanda. She loved baking, sewing, traveling, and playing cards. She also enjoyed animals and auctions. She also loved spending time with her family.

Per her wishes there will be no visitation or services. A private family graveside will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society. Please leave an online condolence for Kathryn’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Evelyn L. Kicksey

 

 

Evelyn L. Kicksey, 106, of Colona and a longtime resident passed away on September 23, 2017, at Amber Ridge Assisted Living in Moline, IL.  Funeral services celebrating her life will held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 28 at the Colona United Methodist Church.  Reverend Mark Horn will officiate. Burial will follow in the Rosedale Cemetery, in Cambridge, IL. Visitation for Evelyn will be 1 Hour prior to the services (10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M.) at the Church,  Memorials may be left to Colona United Methodist Church. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the Family with the arrangements. 

 

Evelyn was born on August 18, 1911, the daughter of Lawrence and Daisy (Reed) Johnson in Geneseo, IL.  She completed 11 years of school and married Fred J. Kicksey on April 2, 1955 in Cambridge, IL. He preceded her in death in 1980. Evelyn worked as the office assistant for the Cambridge Veterinarian Clinic for many years and was then a Homemaker. She was a Longtime and very Active member of the Colona United Methodist Church, and was a member of the United Methodist Women, the Henry County Republican Women and was active with the Colona Senior Citizens. Evelyn enjoyed flower gardening and yardwork, baking, quilting and spending time with her family.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Joyce Falline ,Moline, Illinois, step-daughter, Joy (Gene) McCord, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 17 great great Grandchildren. Very Special friends Armonda and Brenda Veloz.

 

Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Fred, her daughters and son-laws, Shirley & Don Griggs and Janet and Henry  Sellers and step-daughter and spouse, Janet and Larry McElwee. Her son-in-law Wayne Falline, brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Darlene Johnson and sister and Brother-in-law Florence and Bill Nebergall.

 

 

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Dale S. Smith

Dale S. “Smitty” Smith, 88, of Galva, died at 2:40 a.m., Sunday, September 24, 2017 at the Toulon Health Care Center. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, at Rux Funeral Home, Galva.  Rev. Tricia Chapman will officiate. Visitation will be on Friday from5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.  Inurnment will be at Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to The First Methodist Church or the Toulon Health Care Center.

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Doris J. Murphy

 

 

Doris J. Murphy, 87, of Geneseo, passed away Friday, September 22, 2017 at KSB Hospital in Dixon, IL. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded and a private inurnment will take place at a later date at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with these arrangements. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo Humane Society’s Building Fund or the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City, IL.

 

Doris was born on March 4, 1930, the daughter of Anton and Ramona (Wharrie) Scubic in Coal City, IL. She graduated from Coal City High School. Doris married E. James Murphy on September 3, 1949; he preceded her in death in 2001. Doris worked as the office manager for Jim Smith Chevrolet and Oldsmobile in Coal City, IL for many years. She enjoyed antiquing and flower gardening. Doris was an avid college basketball and Notre Dame Football fan. She also enjoyed staying up to date on the Geneseo sports teams. One of Doris’s greatest joys was her great-grandson Jack. Doris was a member of the Eastern Star organization and the New Hope Presbyterian Church in Coal City.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter, Carol Washburn, Geneseo, IL, and her brother, Dale (Patricia Vidmar) Scubic, Coal City, IL, grandson James (Sarah) Washburn, and great-grandson Jack Murphy Washburn.  Doris is also survived by her grand-dog Sadie, and her numerous nieces and nephews.

 

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Anton and Ramona, her husband James, and her sister in-law Patricia Halliday Scubic, brother and sister in-law Frank and Louise Hanley, and several other brother in-laws and sister in-laws.

 

 

 

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Sharon J. DeJaeger

 

 

Sharon J. DeJaeger, 78, of Geneseo, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Genesis East in Davenport, IA. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 at First Lutheran Church, Geneseo at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Matt Kamprath will officiate. Burial will follow at Greenview Memorial Gardens in Silvis, IL. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at the church. Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Geneseo. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with these arrangements.

 

Sharon was born on December 5, 1938, the daughter of Carl and Perry Johnson in Moline, IL. She graduated from Moline High School and attended the University of Illinois. Sharon was united in marriage to Gerald R. DeJaeger on September 21, 1957, celebrating one day short of 60 years together. She was a member of Le Vieux Grenier Antique Club (Questers International), and collected many artifacts. Sharon loved cooking and traveling. She especially enjoyed traveling to Spain.

 

Those left to cherish Sharon’s memory include, her husband, Gerald, her sons, Kevin (Kathy) DeJaeger, Geneseo, and Kenneth (Joy) DeJaeger, Norwalk, CT, and her daughter, Kathleen DeJaeger, Geneseo. Her grandchildren are Darren, Tara, Tes, and Mia, and her great-grandchildren are Benjamin, Shae, and Aiden. Sharon is also survived by her sisters, Suzie (Bob) Pheiffer, Spring Hill, KS, and Sandy (Dick) Blomberg, Mt. Home, AK.

 

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Perry.  

 

 

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Carol L. Fragoso

Carol L. Fragoso, 60, of Kewanee, died at 3:53 pm on September 19, 2017, OSF Hospital, Peoria, IL. Carol was born August 31, 1957 Alliance, OH the daughter of Richard and Starr (Heestand) Vlahovich. She graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1975. She married Julio Fragoso in 2001 in Kewanee, he survives.

 

Carol is survived by one son, William (Lacey) Ornelas of Kewanee; one daughter, Maria (Perry) Porter of Lowden, IA; six grandchildren, Brody, Edith, Walker Ornelas, and Tracy, Christina, Dillon Porter; three brothers, Jeff Vlahovich, Richard (Connie) Vlahovich, Matthew (Giulietta) Vlahovich; two sisters, Tricia (Robert) Johnson, and April Fesler. Carol was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Carol worked at Abilities Plus for seven years. She enjoyed gardening, baking, crafting with the grandkids, and loved spending time with family.

 

Funeral services will be 11:00 am, Saturday, September 23, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Burial will be private. Visitation will be from 9-11 am prior to the funeral service at the funeral home. Please leave an online condolence for Carol’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Sheldon L. "Pill" Schroeder

 

Sheldon L. “Pill” Schroeder, 92, of Geneseo, passed away on September 20, 2017, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA. Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 24, at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. There will be a private graveside service on Monday, September 25, 2017 at Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo where Military Honors will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post 5083. Memorials may be left to Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, IA.

 

Sheldon “Pill” was born on February 1, 1925, the son of Merle and Helen (Nelson) Schroeder in Geneseo, IL.  He graduated from Geneseo High School. After high school, Sheldon became a member of the United States Navy and served his country in World War II and the Korean War. Sheldon married Ethel Sommers on October 18, 1947 in Geneseo; Ethel preceded him in death on January 23rd, 2017. He was a lifetime grain and livestock farmer in rural Geneseo. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and watching basketball and football. Most of all, Sheldon enjoyed visiting with his family and friends. Sheldon attended the First Presbyterian Church in Geneseo.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Becky (David) Newton, Silvis, IL, and his three grandchildren, Stacy (Betsy) Demarest, Kimberly (Dan) Beug, and Lisa (Jeff) Nyberg. Sheldon also has 10 great-grandchildren. His sister is Karen Judith (Donald) Doubler, Annawan, IL.

 

Sheldon was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Ehtel, his son Mark Schreoder, his daughter, Kathleen Burgston, and two sisters.

 

 

 

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Dale L. Moon

Dale L. Moon, 86, of Kewanee, died at 4:35 pm on Monday, September 18, 2017 at Courtyard Estates of Kewanee. Dale was born June 15, 1931 in Kewanee, the son of George and Oka (Marshall) Moon. He married Shirley Mae Warren at First Baptist Church, Kewanee on November 9, 1952, she survives.

 

Also surviving are four children, Terry (Kathy) Moon, Terre Haute, IN, Debra (Bob) Schaecher, Kewanee, Joey (Nancy) Moon, Kewanee, Ricky (Chris) Moon, Kewanee; 14 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Dwaine (Beverlee) Moon, Darrel (Beverly) Moon. Dale was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Dean Moon; a great-granddaughter, Maggie Madsen; and one sister-in-law, Betty Lindburg.

 

Dale first worked as an Industrial Engineer at Hyster for 35, while there he taught welding at Black Hawk East for many years. Later he was a supervisor and an advanced robotic engineer at John Deere, he retired in 1993. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Kewanee, the Masonic Lodge #159 and the Farm Bureau. Dale started the First Baptist Church play ministry, taught sunday school, was a superintendent at the church, was a deacon, and served on many boards. He enjoyed farming, collecting coins, gardening. He was also an avid Cubs and Bears fan. Dale enjoyed traveling the US with Shirley in their RV.

 

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the First Baptist Church, Kewanee. Pastor Dan Craig will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation will be from 5-7 on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee and one hour prior to the funeral at First Baptist Church. Memorials may be directed to First Baptist Church Music Ministry. Online condolences may be left for Dale’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Cori Brooks Ellis

Cori Brooks Ellis, 38, formerly of Kewanee, died Sunday, September 10, 2017 in Rock Island, IL.

 

Friends are invited to join the family in remembering Cori at a memorial service and balloon release to be held at 3:00 p.m.Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Windmont Park in Kewanee, IL. Cremation has been accorded. Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee is in charge of arrangements.

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Lois J. Hubbs

Lois J. Hubbs, 84, of Galva passed away at her home at 10:53 a.m., Saturday September 16th, 2017.

 

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 20th at 11:00 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Galva, IL.  Pastor Bob Curry will officiate.  Visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 19th at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery.  Rux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Red Cross Hurricane Harvey or Red Cross Hurricane Irma relief funds.

 

She was born April 18th, 1933 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Gordon and Opal (Yaden) Holliday.  She married Carl “Sam” Hubbs on June 7th, 1958 in Peoria.  Surviving are her two daughters, Melissa (Donald) Quanstrom of Galva, and Carla Hubbs of Chicago; siblings Vivian Doubet of Hanna City, George “Dick” (Phyllis) Holliday of Hanna City, Jimmy Holliday of Peoria, and Freda (Mike) Burton of Crown Point, IN.  Also surviving are her grandchildren, Matthew Quanstrom, Valerie (John, Jr.) McArthur, Raquel Quanstrom, Daniel Hubbs, Jamie Hubbs, and Katrina Hubbs, as well as 6 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Gordon “Ducky” Holliday and Robert Holliday, her husband, and her son, Samuel Hubbs.

 

Lois graduated from Manual High School in 1950, as well as John Proctor School of Nursing on August 6th, 1953.  For the following 59 years, she dedicated her professional career to caring for community members as a nurse.  Most of her career was spent in home health with the Henry County Health Department. She also worked at the TB Sanitarium in Peoria, Hammond-Henry Hospital, and Kewanee Hospital (now Saint Luke Medical Center), among other practices. She retired officially from nursing in 2012.  She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Galva, and was an avid and faithful Chicago Cubs fan as well as Chicago Bulls fan.  She greatly enjoyed being a nurse, as well as spending time with her family, and heavily spoiling her loved ones.

 

The family would like to thank the staff at Preferred Hospice, especially Char and Vicki and Pastor Bob Curry. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Cathy J. Goodbar

 

 

 

KEWANEE- Cathy J. Goodbar, 67, of Kewanee, went home to Jesus at 6:54 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at her home after an almost 6 year battle with lymphoma. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 23 at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Pastor Bob Curry will officiate. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Wethersfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Grace Community Bible Church in Venice, FL, The First Christian Church, Kewanee or the First Congregational Church in Galva.

She was born on August 22, 1950 in Kewanee, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Calcutt) VanHecker. She married Jim “Goober” Goodbar on September 12, 1975. He survives as well as a sister, Janice Bennett of Kewanee and lots of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Heidi Lin Goodbar who was of Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic and a brother, Henry VanHecker Jr.

Cathy had graduated from Wethersfield High School in 1968. She had worked at various place over the years including the Henry County Health Department, the Star Courier, Sears and Walworth. She was a member of the Grace Community Bible Church in Venice, FL and she enjoyed reading, crafting and the Cubs. She loved Jesus with all her heart and always wanted him to be the center and glory of her life. She now dances with him in heaven. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.  

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Lyle G. Leader

Lyle G. Leader, 69, of Galva, died at 2:06 p.m., Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Peoria.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m.Tuesday, September 19 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva where military rites will be accorded by the Galva Fusiliers. His brother, Rev. Richard Leader will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Following the service cremation will be accorded.

He was born March 12, 1948 in Ladysmith, WI, the son of Charles and Icle (Cole) Leader. He married Victoria “Vicki” Dixon on July 21, 1973 on a Navy base in North Chicago, IL. She survives of Galva, as do two daughters, Dana Leek and Misty Isaacs, both of Kewanee, four brothers, Steve, Roy, Joe and Richard, three sisters, Betty, Joyce and Eva, four grandchildren, Patricia, Jordan, James and Jadelyne and three great grandchildren, Tyler, Colton and Aidan. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, James and a sister, Peggy.

Lyle graduated from Grant High School in Fox Lake, IL. He served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam Era and continued his career as a submariner having served in Guam, Hawaii, California, South Carolina and Illinois, retiring in 1989. He was of the Baptist faith and a “man of all trades,” enjoying fishing, golfing woodworking and especially helping his children with their homes. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Mary Ann Wysowski

Mary Ann Wysowski, long-term resident and dedicated volunteer in Kewanee, died at the long-term care facility of Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, on September 11, 2017 at 94 years of age.  Mary Ann Schwerbrock was born on February 4, 1923, the daughter of John H. and Mary Goossens Schwerbrock.  She graduated from Visitation School and Kewanee High School in 1941 and married Edmund Wysowski at Mather Field Air Base, Sacramento, California, on November 20, 1943.

 

Mary Ann was known for her engaging personality, work ethic, and volunteer spirit.  She assisted her husband, a golf professional, at Baker Park Golf Course and Lake Bracken Country Club, Galesburg, in their golf shops.  She was employed by the State of California in Sacramento, and in Kewanee by Steele's Federal Bakery, Faull Furniture and Gifts, and the food service of Kewanee Hospital.  Mrs. Wysowski was a long-term member of Visitation (St. Mary's) Church, and a volunteer for St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary, Visitation School, Visitation Church Altar and Rosary Society, Pilot House (Abilities Plus), and Royal Oaks Care Center.  She logged more than 20,000 volunteer hours in the Kewanee Hospital (St. Luke's) Alcove gift shop, which she helped establish.  In 2004, she was named Volunteer of the Year by Royal Oaks, and in 2006, by Kewanee Hospital.  In 2007, she received the Women in a Supporting Role award by Kewanee Business and Professional Women, and, in 2014, the Inspirational Volunteer award by Henry County Housing Authority.

    

In addition to her husband who died in 2001, Mrs. Wysowski was preceded in death by a brother, John A. Schwerbrock, and a sister, Theresa Marshall.  She is survived by her children, Patricia (Fred) White, Diane Wysowski, Kathleen (Victor) Coburn, Michael Wysowski, and Mary Elizabeth Harrison; a brother, Charles (Thelma) Schwerbrock; five grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 10:00 am at Saint John Paul II Parish (Visitation) Church, Kewanee. The family will receive friends on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to St. Luke's Hospital, St. John Paul II Parish, or Visitation School. Leave an online condolence for Mary Ann’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.       

The family thanks caregivers at Courtyard Estates, Kewanee, and Hillcrest Home and Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.

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Norma J. Hardy

Norma J. “Jeannie” Hardy, 80, of Kewanee, died at 8:32 pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at her home. Norma was born on December 1, 1936 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Norman and Helen (Strum) Wager. She graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1954. She was employed as a nanny and worked at Empire Clothing and Super 8.

Norma married Robert W. “Bob” Hardy on April 20, 1958 in Kewanee, IL. He survives along with three daughters, Donna (Darin) Kistler, Lafayette, IL, Connie (Doc) Hardy, Tulsa, OK, and Robin (Larry) Hampton, Kewanee, IL; son, Mark Hardy, Lakewood, CA; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Wager, Larry Wager, Jim Wager; two sisters, Ruth Boelens, Atkinson, IL, and Mary Ann Zapisek, Kewanee, IL. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Brian Hardy in 1988 and a great-grandson, Konnor Jones.

Norma enjoyed crocheting, word search books, being outdoors, especially camping and sitting on the front porch swing. Norma loved to spend time with her family.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 11:00 am at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Reverend William R. Toliver will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 pm on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s. Online condolences may be left for Norma’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Theodore "Theo" L. Giebel

 

 

Theodore “Theo” L. Giebel, 41, of Geneseo, passed away suddenly, September 13, 2017 at his home. Funeral services will be Monday, September 18, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Reverend Stephen Mueller will officiate. Military honors will be provided by the Don Cherry VFW Post. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been scheduled to follow the funeral service. Visitation will be Sunday, September 17, 2017, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Geneseo High School Music Department or the Geneseo Animal Shelter.

 

Theo was born on August 4, 1976, the son of Roy “Mike” and Eugenia (Stark-Ryser) Giebel, in Geneseo, IL. He attended Geneseo High School and graduated with the class of 1994. Theo served in the United States Navy from 1994-2000, aboard the USS Carl Vincent. He graduated from Black Hawk College in 2003 and attended Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. Theo worked at the Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, IL, and Oswego School District before returning to Geneseo. He was employed with the City of Moline Public Works, and was assigned the custodial care of the Moline Public Library. Theo worked part time at Casey’s General Store in Geneseo.  He loved music, and enjoyed motorcycles and riding his Triumph. Theo was an avid T-shirt collector for many years. Theo was a member of Concordia Lutheran Church.

 

Those left to cherish Theo’s memory include his mother, Eugenia, Geneseo, his brothers, William Giebel, Geneseo, and Taylor (Beth) Giebel, Conover, NC, and his sister, Michalea Giebel-Moore, Geneseo. Theo has three nephews, one niece, two grand-nieces, and one grand-nephew.

 

Theo was preceded in death by his father, Roy “Mike” Giebel, and by his grandparents.

 

 

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Winifred Spilker

Winifred Jane Spilker, 79, of Milan, formerly of Cambridge, died Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at UnityPoint Health - Trinity Rock Island.  Cremation has been accorded and a private committal service will be held on Friday, September 15th, at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge.  Memorials may be made to Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Cambridge, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

 

Jane was born January 16, 1938 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of Henry J. and Elizabeth L. Beck Logsdon.  She was educated in St. Patrick, MO schools and graduated from St. Patrick High School in 1956.  Her marriage to Lewis H. "Mick" Spilker, Jr. took place on Nov. 28, 1957 in Quincy.  He passed away May 7, 2006.

 

The couple moved to Cambridge in 1967.  Jane worked as a CNA at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo, for several years and then worked in the bakery department at Wayne's Super Value in Cambridge for a year.  Her hobbies were quilting, crocheting, and refinishing furniture.

 

Those surviving are two daughters, Patricia S. Kowitz, Moline, Sandra Goepper, Cambridge, two sons, Lewis H. (Debbie) Spilker, III, Waterloo, IA, Kenneth R. (Julie Anderson) Spilker, Milan, foster daughters and spouses, Tina and Dan Smith, Cambridge, and Amanda DeLellis, Cambridge, 12 grandchildren, six foster grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.  Also surviving are five sisters, Mary Rhodes, St. Patrick, MO, Ciel Abbot, Farmington, MO, Alice Jenkins, Farmington, MO, Fran Rebs, Wisconsin, Jody Edmondson, Springfield, IL, and three brothers, Ted Logsdon, Melbourne, FL, Frank Logsdon, Tennessee, and Dave Logsdon, St. Patrick, MO.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister, Karen Dyer, a brother, Bill Logsdon, and a great grandson, Deondre Kowitz.

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Herbert Richey Jr

Herbert W. “Mingy” Richey Jr., 85, of Kewanee, passed away at 3:58 p.m., Sunday, September 10, 2017 at OSF Saint Luke Medical Center in Kewanee.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 16 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Dr. William R. Toliver will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Kewanee Park District, Kewanee Auxiliary Police, or to Excel School in Atkinson.

He was born September 25, 1931 in Washington, PA, the son of Herbert and Voila (Walls) Richey Sr. He had married Marylou William-Bey on March 16, 1957 and they later divorced. Survivors include four daughters, Christina Richey, Penny Richey, Lisa Richey and Angela Richey-Braxton, ten grandchildren, Glenn Whayne Jr., Dea Whayne, Brenda Caselberry, Jessica Burnett, LaTesha Smith, Winsome Battle, Blake Smith, Philemon Smith, Sultan Cousin and Malichi Cousin, thirteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Paul James Richey Jr. and a son, Herbert Richey III.

Herbert grew up of the Baptist faith and graduated from Atchison High School in Atchison, KS. He worked as a welder at Great Dane Trailers until his retirement. He had also worked maintenance for the Kewanee Park District, as a bus aide at Kewanee High School and at the ticket gate for Kewanee High School football games. He was a member of the Kewanee Police Auxiliary and loved to work with kids. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs, Royals and Jayhawks fan who enjoyed fishing, hunting birds and especially his family time. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Sandra A. Manthe

Sandra A. “Sandy” Manthe, 75, of rural Kewanee, IL, died at her home on Saturday, September 9, 2017.  Sandy was born on June 13, 1942 in Miami, Fl. The daughter of John and Margarita [Fernandez] Walker.  Sandy graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mary Crest College and her Masters from the University of Illinois.  Sandy was employed by Kewanee School Dist. #229 as a first-grade teacher at Central School for 32 years.  She retired in 2004.

Sandy married Jim Manthe at the Church of Peace in Kewanee on July 22, 1996.  He survives along with three sons Kirk (Lorie) Manthe of Kewanee, David (Rhonda) Manthe of Geneseo, and Jason (Jeanie) Manthe of Peoria.  Five grandchildren Jessica, Ian, Liz, Lexie and Eddie Craig, a nephew Dale Walker and a niece Lorraine Hart, a brother-in-law Paul Manthe of Kewanee, a sister-in-law Kathy (Robert) Hefner of Creve Coeur, Il. As well as nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, a granddaughter Evan Manthe and a brother John Milton Walker.

Sandy was a member of the Church of Peace, rural Kewanee where she also taught Sunday School.  She loved flower gardening and was a member of the Kewanee Garden Club.  Sandy was involved in the Manthe family sheep business and could be seen at county fairs; State fairs and national livestock shows with their Columbia Sheep.  Sandy enjoyed hosting family gatherings, she adored her grandchildren and spending time with her family.  She was a fan of the Miami Dolphins and the Fighting Illini.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 14, 2017 at the Church of Peace, rural Kewanee.  Pastor Dan Craig will officiate.   Visitation will be from 5-7 P.M. Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, Il.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for a teacher’s scholarship at KHS in Sandy’s name.  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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Col Willard Mannon

COL Willard Beattie Mannon, USAF (Ret.), of Clearwater, FL, departed on his Final Flight on 4 November 2010. Graveside services with full military honors will be conducted by Kewanee Veterans Council at 11 a.m. Friday, 15 September in Elmira Cemetery. Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born 28 March 1916 in Kewanee, IL. Upon graduation from the University of Illinois he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps in 1939 and was commissioned an officer in the US Army Air Forces in 1942. He spent WWII in the Pacific Theater of Operations. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago. He retired as a Colonel from the US Air Force.

His wife, Elaine Christian Mannon, whom he met and wed in Oahu, Hawaii in 1943, preceded him in death in 2001.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Mannon German and her husband Michael of Alexandria, VA, and Kathryn Mannon Kollmeyer of Dallas, TX; two grandsons, Michael II and Christopher German, both of Alexandria, VA, three great-granddaughters, Madeline, Sophia, and Emma German, and one great-grandson, Correy German. Please leave a memory or condolence for the Mannon family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com

  

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Aaron M. Frank

 

Aaron M. Frank, 34, of rural Annawan died on Saturday, September 09, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center, Illini Campus, Silvis after a yearlong battle with Lymphoma B.  Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13th at Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services, Annawan.  Revs. Terry Lancaster and Jan Shaulis will officiate.  Burial will be in Yorktown Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Aaron Frank Memorial Fund

 

Aaron was born on August 10, 1983 in Geneseo to Lorre Frank.  He was raised by his grandparents, Errol and Beverly Frank in rural Annawan.  Aaron graduated from Annawan High School in 2004.  He enjoyed helping his grandfather farm and riding in his semi.  Aaron had worked at Abilities Plus, Kewanee.  His hobbies included fishing, riding his bike, camping, watching the Chicago Cubs and the Green Bay Packers.  Aaron touched so many hearts with his text messages and sense of humor.

 

Survivors include his Grandmother, Beverly Frank, mom, Lorre Walker, brother, Marcus (Courtney) Sleaford, sisters, Ashley (Josh) Palumbo, and Jessica (Adam) Gordon.  Also surviving are aunts and uncles, Kim Frank, Lonnie (Tammy) Frank, and Lindsey (Michelle Thompson) Frank, nephews, Alex & Adien Palumbo and many aunts, uncles and cousins who were special to him.  Aaron was preceded in death by his grandfather, Errol Frank and his great grandparents.

 

Video tribute may be viewed and condolences expressed by visiting Aaron’s obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

 

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Scott E. Rowlee

 

Scott E. Rowlee, 54, of Atkinson, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at his home. No services are planned at this time. Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory are assisting the family with these arrangements.

 

Scott was born on March 16, 1963, the son of Robert E. Rowlee and Sandra (Blanchard) Iocca, in Anchorage, Alaska. He enjoyed fishing and visiting with his family and friends. Scott loved music, especially playing his guitar.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his parents, Robert Rowlee, Omaha, NE, and Sandra Iocca, Tampa Bay, FL, his brother Robert (Maggie) Rowlee Jr., Norfolk, VA., and sisters Kristi (Jeff) Johnson, Geneseo, IL, and Vicki Brewer, Wichita Falls, TX. His niece Melissa Johnson, and several other nieces and nephews also survive him.

 

Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents.

 

 

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Lou Jean Ptashnik

Lou Jean Ptashnik 88, of Kewanee, IL, joined her husband in heaven, Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at The Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo, IL, at 1:00 pm. Lou Jean was born September 13, 1928 in Downing, Missouri, the daughter of Aven and Ruby (Poole) Crawford.  She attended grade school and graduation from Memphis High School in 1946.  She married Fledgamier (Bill) Ptashnik on February 5, 1955 in Moline, IL.

Lou Jean is survived by her son, Kenneth (Kristina) Ptashnik, Kewanee; 3 grandchildren, Ashley (David) Lamb, Metamora, IL, Adam Ptashnik, Kewanee, Apryl Ptashnik, Neponset; 3 step grandchildren, Victoria, Benjamin and Samuel Gleichman; 4 great-grandchildren, Madilynne, Witten, Kennedy and Fallon.  She enjoyed the love of 7 nieces and 2 nephews. She was proceeded in death by her husband, 1 son (Terry), 2 sisters (Maxine and Mary), and one brother (Harry Lee).

Lou Jean worked for over 20 years for John Deere in East Moline, having retired in 1984 from Eagles Grocery store after 14 years as cashier.

 She enjoyed camping, fishing, dancing (especially Polka) for many years with her husband and her grandchildren.  Her grandchildren always brought a smile to her face. Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and Priscilla class and shared membership with her husband in the National Camper and Hikers Association.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church of Kewanee, IL.  Reverend Doctor Dale Dykstra will officiate.  Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5-7 pm at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Church.  Please leave an online condolence for Lou Jeans’ family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Shirley A. Rodak

Shirley A. Rodak, 84, of Kewanee, died at 8:58 am, Thursday, September 7, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Shirley was born November 21, 1932 in Kewanee, IL, the daughter of Edward and Constance (Kapacinskas) Blackledge. She graduated from St. Francis School of Nursing. Shirley married Anton Rodak at St. Anthony’s Church in Kewanee on October 18, 1953, he preceded her in death on February 7, 2007.

 

Surviving is one son, Tony Rodak, Kewanee; one daughter, Mary Kay (Tom) Crawford, Bloomington, IL; one granddaughter, Amy Rodak, Springfield, IL; step-granddaughters, Jenna Crawford, and Jessica (Bryan) Nussbaum; step-great grandchildren, Emma and Sarah Kirkwood, and Abraham and Luna Nussbaum all of Bloomington, IL. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a daughter-in-love, Teresa Stout.

 

Shirley was employed as an RN at St. Francis Hospital, Hillcrest Nursing Home, and various other nursing homes throughout Kewanee. She enjoyed being part of the altar and rosary society at St. Francis of Assisi, quilting, crocheting, and making pies. She was cook of the week for the Star Courier. Shirley loved spending time with her friends and family.

 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home, Kewanee. Father Jerry Rafalko will officiate. A private family burial will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Monday, September 11, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Holy Trinity Parish, Kewanee, IL or OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria, IL. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter and friend and will be dearly missed by all who loved her. Online condolences may be left for Shirley’s family at www.schuenemantumblesonfuneralhome.com.

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Dale Petty Sr.

 Dale M. Petty Sr., 55, of Kewanee, died at 8:09 a.m., Sunday, July 2, 2017 at St. Martha Manor in Chicago.

Cremation has been accorded and a memorial gathering will be held from 2:00-3:30 p.m.Tuesday, September 12 at the Windmont Park Shelter in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rux Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Marjorie Marie (Paulsen) Lewis

 

Marjorie Marie (Paulsen) Lewis, age 88 of Geneseo, passed away peacefully Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Amber Ridge Assisted Living in Moline, IL. Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, September 8th, at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo, and Deacon Harley Chaffee will officiate. Burial will be at the National Cemetery in Rock Island, IL. Visitation for Marjorie will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Thursday September 7th, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Alzheimer's Association, Geneseo Friends of the Library, or the charity of your choice in honor of Marjorie.

 

Marjorie was born on February 23, 1929 in Geneseo, IL, the daughter of Henry and Gabrielle (Holevoet) Paulsen. She attended Country School for primary education and graduated from Geneseo High School in 1946. She was united in marriage Nov. 2, 1947 to Ralph G. Lewis in Geneseo, IL.  He preceded her in death on Jan 23, 1999. Marjorie enjoyed gardening, walking, drawing, quilting, needle crafts, reading, and traveling. She very much loved her St Malachy church community, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Survivors are her children, Richard (Sue) Lewis, Marcia (David) Everett, Karl Lewis, and Gina (Joseph) Massop. Her grandchildren are Michael (Gayle) Lewis, Donna (Jim) Brady, Gabrielle Lewis, Nick Lewis, Lindsey (Eric) DeWall, and Stacey (Troy) House. Marjorie is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren, Brynn, Zach, Lauren, Katie, Audrey, June and Eli. Her sister Louise (Ivan) Wildemuth, brother Albert (Anne) Paulsen, and friend Dathan Kerber.

 

Preceded in death by parents Gabrielle (Holevoet) Bergdahl, Henry Paulsen, husband Ralph Lewis, sister Elaine Turner, and Grandson Timmy.

 

 

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Eddie Wallace

 Eddie Wallace will be doing his combining in heaven this fall. He left us at 4:30 a.m.Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at his home in rural LaFayette at the age of 90.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 9 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Pastor Joe Schmidt will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m.Friday, September 8 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery in Kewanee. Memorials may be directed to the First Christian Church in Kewanee or to Abilities Plus.

He was born July 13, 1927 in Arlington, IA, the son of Russell and Elizabeth (Walker) Wallace. He married Darlene Stewart on September 25, 1948 in Kewanee. She survives of rural LaFayette, as do two sons, Terry (Cynthia) Wallace of Cincinnati, OH and Rick (Carol) Wallace of Dexter, MI, two brothers, Mervin (Gwen) Wallace of Toulon and Eugene (Wanda) Wallace of Kewanee, three grandsons, Matt, Nicholas and Sean and five great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

Eddie graduated from Victoria High School in 1945. He served his country in U.S. Army during WWII. He farmed in the Lafayette area for many years. He was a member of the First Christian Church where he was a Deacon and helped with the youth. He had also been a member of the school board at LaFayette High School, the Illinois Appaloosa Association (I.A.A.) and the Kewanee Krashers Model Airplane Club. He also helped start and worked with the Silver Spurs 4-H Club. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left atwww.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Marion Joyce Reynolds

Marion Joyce Reynolds, 22, of LaFayette, died at 7:37 p.m., Sunday, August 27, 2017 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Cremation will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m.Saturday, September 9 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Pastor Don Reul will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Inurnment will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.

She was born May 22, 1995 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Richard S. and Barbara J. (Shipman) Reynolds. Survivors include her mother and step-father, Barbara (Dean) Simoneaux, paternal grandfather, Albert Reynolds, maternal grandparents, Rich (Cindy) Shipman, her brother, Dakota Reynolds, half-sister, Faith, half-brother, Patrick and an uncle, Jeff Reynolds (Kari Richardson). She was preceded in death by her father, grandmother, Barbara and an uncle, Michael.

Marion graduated from Kewanee High School. She enjoyed music, attending the First Baptist Church in Galva and its activities and visiting with people. This obituary may be viewed and private condolence left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

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Shirley E. Prenevost

 

 

Shirley E. Prenevost 83 of Geneseo passed away on Saturday September 2, 2017 at the Aspen Rehab & Health care Center, Silvis. Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Reverend David Murphy will officiate. Burial will be at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Cemetery in Hampshire, IL on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, 10:00-11:00 a.m. Thursday. Memorials may be left to the Shirley Prenevost Memorial Fund.

 

Shirley was born on May 22, 1934, the daughter of Glenn and Bessie (Zeman) Truesdell in Hinkley (Mission Creek) Minnesota. Shirley was united in marriage to William Prenevost in 1951, William passed away in 1986. She later married Robert Brown in 1996, Robert passed away in 2016. Shirley’s passion was raising her eleven children. She continued to spend her life supporting and encouraging them and their families. She also enjoyed traveling later in her life. Shirley had been attending First Baptist Church in Geneseo.

 

Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Terry (Mark) Larson, Geneseo, Bill (Susan) Prenevost, Kansas City, KS, Gordon (Carol) Prenevost, Geneseo, Brad (Terriann) Prenevost, Waco, TX, Mike Prenevost, Geneseo, Brien (Judy) Prenevost, South Elgin, IL, Rosanne (Kermit) Brown, Elkhart, IN, Frank (Lana) Prenevost, Antinoch, TN, Galen Prenevost, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Marilee (Curt) Pfaffinger, Hampshire, IL, and Tim (Stephanie) Prenevost, Geneseo, IL. Shirley has 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Darlene (Paul) Christensen of Pensacola, FL.

 

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her husband William Prenevost, and by her second husband Robert Brown.

 

 

 

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Mildred M. Golden

Mildred M. Golden, 70, formerly of Bradford and Kewanee, died at 11:12 a.m., Friday, September 1, 2017 at Genesis Medical Center-Silvis in Silvis, IL.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 7 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee. Rev. Dan Craig will officiate. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, September 6 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Mildred Golden Memorial Fund.

She was born April 29, 1947 in Kewanee, the daughter of Henry and Elaine (Gillis) Byers. She married Ronald L. Golden on July 30, 1971 in Kewanee and he preceded her in death on May 27, 2014. Survivors include her two sons, Shawn (Angela) Golden of Cambridge and Ron (Valarie) Golden of Colona, eight grandchildren, C.J., Natalie, Nikki, Brandon, Morgan, Gabrielle, Courtnie and Makayla and a sister, Ruth VanWynsberg of Kewanee. She was also preceded in death by her parents, a daughter in infancy, a brother, Emmert Byers, a sister, Beverly Jo Byers and a special uncle, Emmert Gillis who helped raise her.

Mildred graduated from Toulon High School in 1965. She had worked for Kewanee Manufacturing, as a deli clerk at Sullivan’s grocery store and at Rombach Meter Company. She was an active member of the Hog Days Festival Committee for many years. She enjoyed camping and fishing and attending the monthly luncheons with her husband’s classmates. This obituary may be viewed and private condolences left at www.ruxfuneralhome.com.

   

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Maxine E. Evans

Maxine E. Evans, 79, of Cambridge, died Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Marigold Rehabilitation & Health Care, Galesburg.  Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 8th, at the First Baptist Church of Cambridge.  Rev.. Todd Smith will officiate.  Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral & Cremation Services.  Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association.

 

Maxine Elizabeth Stewart was born April 5, 1938 in Hillsdale, the daughter of  Fred and Dorthea Mickaelson Stewart.  She attended grade school in Hillsdale and graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1955.  Her marriage to Daniel Evans took place on June 23, 1956 in Hillsdale.

 

She was the owner/operator of the Broken Wheel Restaurant in Cambridge for ten years.  Maxine was a member of the First Baptist Church of Cambridge.  She enjoyed riding motorcycles, camping, and waterskiing.  Her first love was the river.

 

Those surviving are her husband, Dan, a daughters and a son-in-law, Terry and Dale Allen, Cambridge, Vickie Vicevich, Green City, Missouri, sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Dawn Evans, Cambridge, Todd and Dee Evans, Geneseo, seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Other survivors include a brother, Bill Stewart, Hillsdale, and a sister, Arlene Misfeldt, Geneseo.  Her parents, a brother, Richard, and a son-in-law, Sam Vicevich  preceded her in death.

Condolences may be expressed by visiting Maxine's obituary at www.stackhousemoore.com.

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Larry V. Rahmus

 

Larry V. Rahmus, 70, of Geneseo passed away suddenly Friday, September 01, 2017 in the Unity Point-Trinity emergency room, Rock Island, Illinois. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, Geneseo. Deacon Larry Honzel will officiate. Burial will follow at the Edford Township Cemetery. Visitation will take place Tuesday, September 5, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be left to the Larry Rahmus Memorial Fund.

 

Larry was born on December 19, 1946, the son of Vernon and Lottie (McFadden) Rahmus in Geneseo, IL. He graduated from Geneseo High School in 1965 and studied law enforcement at Black Hawk College, graduating in 1970. Larry was united in marriage to Sherry Bobo on July 5th, 1969 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Geneseo, IL. Larry was a lifetime farmer in rural Geneseo, and it was his love and passion. He was a 4-H leader for several years, and a past president of the QC Arabian Horse club. Larry was also a commander of the Henry County Mounted Search and Rescue. He will be remembered for his kind heart and love for people; Larry never met a stranger.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife Sherry, son, Mike (Jennifer) Rahmus, Geneseo, daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Richardson, Aledo, and daughter-in-law, Kathy (Bill) Atcheson, Waukee, IA. His grandchildren are Brian (Sawyer) Rahmus, Chelsea Rahmus, Austin (Samantha) Dekezel, Blake, Ashlyn, and Makenna Rahmus, Ethan Atcheson, Tom Richardson, and Rachel Dawson. His great-grandchildren are Remington, Hayden, and Adalynn Rahmus, Breelyn Richardson, Landon Eisentrager, Juleah & Elana Dawson, and Lilah Carey. His sisters are Genevieve (Glenn) Anderson, Geneseo, and Mary Jo (Greg) Henry, Osco. Larry is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

 

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Lottie, his son Jason “Jake” Rahmus, and a son-in-law, Darren Dekezel.

 

 

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