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Mary Lee Johnson

Mary Lee Johnson, 96, of Carthage, passed away at 6:05 P.M. Tuesday, February
18, 2020, at her home in Carthage.
Mary Lee was born August 10, 1923, the daughter of Lawrence and Helen
(Mesick) Swain in Pilot Grove Township, Illinois. She attended Carthage High
School graduating in 1941. She then attended Western Illinois University
receiving her teaching certificate and taught school during WWII. On March 2,
1947, she was united in marriage to Robert Johnson at the First United Methodist
Church in Carthage. He preceded her in death in 2015. Mary Lee had worked at
the school and church as a secretary and was also well known in the area for her
skills as a seamstress. She was an active member of the First United Methodist
Church in Carthage.
Mary is survived by three children, Roger (Linda) Johnson of Albany, Illinois, Linda
Sue Johnson of Carthage and Patty (Michael) Wiegers of Lewistown, Illinois; five
grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Johnson of Jefferson,
Wisconsin; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; a son, Larry Edward
Johnson; and a brother, William Swain.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the
First United Methodist Church in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge
Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday
evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5:00
– 7:00. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in
Carthage. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Eileen Marrietta Lehr

Eileen Marrietta Lehr, 102, passed away at 8:20 P.M. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Montebello Care Center in Hamilton.

 

Eileen was born November 25, 1917, the daughter of Joseph F. and Minnie (Avise) Paulas in Dallas Township, Illinois.  She graduated from Colusa High School. On January 1, 1937, she was united in marriage to A. E. Lehr in Lancaster, Missouri.  He preceded her in death in 2003. Eileen had worked with her husband at Lehr and Clark Insurance Agency in Carthage, was a long-time employee of Dr. Korte in Carthage and was well-known for cooking, especially cakes for weddings and other events.  She was a Life Member of the Eagle’s Club and a 100 year member of Rebekah. She also belonged to the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Red Hat Ladies.

 

Eileen is survived by a daughter, Betty Twaddle, of Carthage; a son, James Edward (Anne) Lehr of Osage Beach, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Linda Lehr of Shreveport, Louisiana; son-in-law, Jeff Clark of Carthage; nine grandchildren, Wendy Kelly, Keith Lehr, Jr., Steve (Darla) Clark, Teri (Kelly Sears)Vance, Rodney Twaddle, Mark Scarbrough, Deann (Gary) Waddell, T. J. Lehr, and Brittany (Chris) Smith; twenty great grandchildren; and ten great great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, A. E. Lehr; son, Keith Lehr, Sr.; daughter, Karen Clark; daughter-in-law, Patsy Lehr; son-in-law, Dick Twaddle; grandson, Thomas Twaddle; a brother, Lloyd Paulas; and an identical twin sister, Maxine Terry.

 

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Pink Heals of Western Illinois or the Eagle’s Auxiliary #3515 in Carthage.  Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements

Mary Lee Johnson

Mary Lee Johnson, 96, of Carthage, passed away at 6:05 P.M. Tuesday, February
18, 2020, at her home in Carthage.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the
First United Methodist Church in Carthage with burial to follow in Moss Ridge
Cemetery in Carthage. Visitation will be held from 2:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday
evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family meeting friends from 5:00
– 7:00. Memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church in
Carthage. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements

Betty Sue Riter

Betty Sue Riter

1943-2020

 

     Betty Sue Riter, 76 of Keokuk, IA died Monday, February 17, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA.

     She was born on May 7, 1943 in Keokuk, IA the daughter of Wilfred W. and Lela Mary Seward Riter. 

     Betty graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1961 and the Burlington Business College in 1962.

     Betty had been employed by Thomas Truck, Hoerner Box/Stone Container in Keokuk for twenty-eight years, from 1972 until the company closed in 2000.  She then worked at the Lee County Recorder’s Office until her retirement in 2006. 

     She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Keokuk.

     Betty loved auto racing.  She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye, St. Louis Cardinal and NASCAR fan and also a fan of local racing.  Betty was part of her brother, Joe’s and her nephew, Jeff Johnson’s pit crew team when they ran locally.   Betty also enjoyed family genealogy and keeping scrapbooks for her family.

     She is survived by one brother, Joe (Melody) Riter of Keokuk, one sister, Katie Downey of Kahoka, MO, one nephew, Jeff (Christy) Johnson and one niece, Jennifer (Jamie) Ross.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and several aunts and uncles.

     A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Dixie Laube officiating.  Burial will be in the Revere Cemetery in Revere, MO.

     Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, at the funeral home with family meeting with friends at that time.

     Memorials may be made to the Revere Cemetery or to the donor’s choice.

     Online condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Carolyn Jean (LeMaster)Potts

Carolyn Jean (LeMaster)Potts

1942-2020

 

     Carolyn Jean (LeMaster) Potts, 77 of Keokuk, died Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Baptist Health in Lexington, KY.

     She was born December 4, 1942 in Alexandria, MO to Alfred and Hazel (Dochterman) LeMaster. Carolyn graduated from Kahoka High School in 1960, and from the Air Age Institute Airline Training School in Kansas City, MO.

     Carolyn was united in marriage with John Potts in September of 1961 and together they were blessed with two sons; Michael and Andrew.

     Carolyn lead a life devoted to family and faith, and was cherished by many.

     She is survived by her two sons Michael (Julie) Potts of Versailles, KY, Andrew (Larisa) Potts of Amherst, WI; five grandchildren Amanda (Joe) Hahn, Ashley Davenport, Abby Potts, Alexis Potts, Adam Potts; three great grandchildren; Hayden Hahn, Remington Davenport, and Beau Davenport; her sister Sharon (John) Haisch; nieces and nephews Kala Haisch, April Wilkens, Tiny (Randy) Stott, Dennis LeMaster, Holly (Kevin) Bailey; and several beloved great nieces and nephews.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, William, Stanley, and Jack; and two sister-in-laws, Colleen LeMaster and Norma LeMaster.

     Services will be held at a later date.

     Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Emory S. Quesenberry, Jr

Carthage, Illinois
Emory S. Quesenberry, Jr, 87, of Carthage, formerly of Hamilton, fondly known as
“Quezy”, passed away Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 11:45 PM, at The Elms Care
Center in Macomb.
Emory was born January 4, 1933, in Plymouth, Illinois, the son of Emory S. and Eva
V. (Allen) Quesenberry. He served in the United States Army as a Corporal during
the Korean Conflict. On September 2, 1950, he was united in marriage to Patricia
A. Downey. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2004. He was a heavy
equipment operator with Local# 649 in Peoria, retiring in 1996. Emory was a
member of the Assembly of God Church and the Masonic Lodge #465.
Emory is survived by two daughters, Vicki (Richard) Hendrickson of Carthage, IL
and Brenda Gibson of Macomb, IL; four grandchildren, Nicole (Chris) Gellatly,
Shannon L. (Drew) Brown, Chelsea L. (Michael) Roehrenbeck and Johnathan
(Nicole) L. Hendrickson; one great grandson, Archer Brown; and several nieces
and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Patricia; a brother, Robert
Chester “Bud” Quesenberry; and a sister, Ruby Chockley.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Printy
Funeral Home in Carthage. Burial will be held at 2:30 P.M. at the Keokuk National
Cemetery in Keokuk with military honors provided by the Hancock County Honor
Guard and United States Army Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 3:00 –
7:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage with family
meeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. A Masonic service will be held at 7:00 P.M.
Wednesday evening at the funeral home following visitation. Memorials may be
directed to the McDonough District Hospice or the Hancock County Honor Guard.
Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

John Meinert Johnson

John Meinert Johnson, 84, of Basco, passed away at 4:15 PM on Friday, February 14, 2020, at his home in Basco.

 

John M. was born November 16, 1935, the son of Jurgen and Florence (Huls) Johnson in Basco.  In 1966 he was united in marriage to Myrna Rampley in Wayne City, Illinois. He was a life-long farmer and a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church near Basco.  He enjoyed farming and gardening with his wife of 50 years. He enjoyed watching his girls play softball and going on Sunday drives with his family looking at crops and listening to the St. Louis Cardinal games on the radio.  He and Myrna would play shuffleboard tournaments at Hancock County taverns on Sunday afternoons where they often took 1st place.  He also liked playing Pitch with his friends in Basco.  John M. was a quiet and a man of few words but when he did speak people listened.

 

John M. is survived by his wife, Myrna, of Basco; two daughters, Kathy (James) Manley of Middletown, Iowa and Pamela Johnson of Basco; a grandson, Zachary Manley; one brother, Michael (Virginia) Johnson of Basco; and a sister, Darlene (Neil) Pfeifferling of Hamilton; and several nieces and nephews.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Funeral services will be held at Printy Funeral Home in Carthage on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. with burial to follow in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery near Basco.  Visitation will be held from 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday evening with family meeting friends from 5:00 – 7:00. Memorials may be directed to Lee County Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Mary E. Mower

Mary E. Mower, 93, of Park Place Elder Living, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, formerly of Dallas City, Illinois passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Park Place.

Mary was born on October 12, 1926 in Lorraine, Illinois the daughter of Luther and Mabel Hitz Stolp. On December 19, 1953 she married George “Teamy” Mower in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on November 12, 1982.

Mrs. Mower worked for 41 years IAAP in Middletown, Iowa. She was a member of the Grace Bible Church in Dallas City and was a former resident of the Bickford of Burlington. Mary enjoyed gardening, flowers, playing bingo, crocheting and traveling with George. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

Survivors include one son: Floyd (Judy) Akers of Burlington, Iowa; one daughter: Dorothy (Jack) Haynes of Burlington; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and two sisters: Rachel Jamison of Camden, Illinois and Lucille Weaver of Macomb, Illinois.

She was preceded in death by her husband; one son: Jerry Akers; one step-son: Jack Mower; one sister: Maxine Carper and four brothers: Olin, Keith, Fred and Laurence Eugene Stolp.

The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2020 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City. A graveside service will follow at 12noon at the Crane Cemetery, Lomax, Illinois. A memorial fund has been established for the Arthritis Foundation, American Heart Associating or the Alzheimer’s Association.

To leave a condolence please visit Mary’s obituary at banksandbeals.com

Joan E. Roberts

   Joan E. Roberts, 85, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 6:55pm  Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington, IA.
    She was born December 13, 1934 in Dallas City, the daughter of Enileme D. and Eleanor Smelser Zern. On June 24, 1955 she married Glen T. Roberts in Carthage, IL. He preceded her in death on July 28, 2010.
    Joan worked at Champion Spark Plug in Burlington for 32 years. She was a member of the UAW and the Dallas City First Christian Church. She was also a member and treasurer of the C.W.F.
    Surviving are two daughters, Rose (Greg) Dillard of Lake Geneva, WI and Laura (John) Goudschaal of Quincy, IL and two sons, Jeff Roberts of Lomax, IL and Rick (Cherise) Roberts of Chicago, eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and her twin sister, June Ellis of Dallas City.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, daughter-in law, Leslie Roberts, three sisters, Kathryn Foglesong, Julia Danner and Jean Duffy and one brother, George Zern.
    Services will be held at 12noon Thursday, February 13, 2020 at the Dallas City First Christian Church with Josh Vance officiating. Burial will follow in the Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City. The family will meet with friends at the church from 11:00am until time of services. A memorial fund has been established for the Dallas City First Christian Church.  Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City is assisting with arrangements. To leave a condolence, please visit her obituary at www. banksandbeals.com.

 Judith A. "Judy" Ikerd

    Judith A. “Judy” Ikerd, 80, of Warsaw, IL died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at the Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

     She was born April 22, 1939 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Alfred and Florence Kuhl Vasey.  She graduated from Oak Park High School with the Class of 1957.

     On May 7, 1960, Judy was united in marriage to Harold Ikerd in Oak Park, IL.  He survives.

     She is also survived by two sons, John  (Wendy) Ikerd of Elvaston, IL and Mark (Cathy) Ikerd of Camdenton, MO, three daughters, Kimberly (Quent Allen) Gerhardt of Warsaw, Amy Schopf of Gurnee, IL and Lisa “Charlie” (Steve) Seabold of Quincy, IL, twelve grandchildren, Dawn (Jody) Johnson, Christina (David) Rogers, Bradley Ikerd, Jeremy Ikerd, Jake (SaraBeth) Ikerd, Chris Hageman, Jeff Hageman, Nathan (Tiffany) Allen, Joshua Schopf, Henry Schopf, Clara (Clayton) Gabel, Brendan Seabold and Tyler Seabold, ten great-grandchildren, David, Colton, Harley, Christopher, Rosalie, Bailey, Carrley, Riley, Cayden and Clark on the way, one brother, Tom (Judy) Vasey of Downers Grove, IL.

     She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Robert Vasey and one sister-in-law, Phyllis Vasey.

     Prior to her marriage to Harold, Judy had worked at the Mars Candy Company and sent Harold many candy bars while he was in the service.  She had also worked at a bank.   She also raised AKC dogs and offered a dog grooming service.

     Judy was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Keokuk, a member of the Keosippi Kickers, the Aquacizers at the Horner YMCA and the AKC Kennel Club.

      She enjoyed gardening and her favorite thing to grow was tomatoes.  She also enjoyed raising chickens, watching and feeding the hummingbirds, collecting Barbie dolls and other dolls and various knick-knacks.  Judy had raised and cared for many dogs and especially loved her two Shelties, Dolly and Cuddles who were her faithful companions.  She was an avid fan of Elvis Presley and Portillos Restaurant. Judy’s priority and greatest joy was her family.  She was a wonderful cook and loved to feed everyone. Judy was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker and who greatly enjoyed caring for her family and making their house a wonderful home.  

     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday at the First Christian Church in Keokuk with Joel Schlatter and Jake Ikerd officiating.  Burial will be in the Elvaston Cemetery in Elvaston, IL.

     Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Thursday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk with the family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 p.m.

     Memorials may be made to Hearts of Hancock County Humane Society.

     On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Hazle Ruth Kern

Hazle Ruth Kern, 101, of Carthage passed away at 9:37 AM Saturday morning,
February 8, 2020, at the Montebello Care Center in Hamilton.
Hazle was born December 7, 1918, the daughter of George Aaron and Ruth
(Frounfelter) Wells near Stronghurst, Illinois in Henderson County. In 1938 she
was united in marriage to Charles Foster Lovell. He preceded her in death. On
January 28, 1956, she was united in marriage to Howard Joseph Kern in Carthage,
Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1999. Hazle had farmed twenty-two years
with Charles and Howard. She then started a new career at Memorial Hospital in
Carthage as a nurse’s aide for nine years. In 1965 she began working at Shellor-
Globe in Keokuk retiring in 1983. Hazle enjoyed fishing, travel and reading.
Hazle is survived by her daughter, Debra (Melvin) Moore of Carthage; two
granddaughters, Ruth (Lovell) Reuther and Kathy Doyle; nieces and several great
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two children, Janet Lovell
and Charles “Butch” Lovell; one brother and two sisters.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, February 17 th , 2020 at
Printy Funeral Home in Carthage. Private inurnment will be held in Moss Ridge
Cemetery in Carthage at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the donor’s
choice. Printy Funeral Home of Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Milton C. Garrison

Milton C. Garrison

1951 -2020

 

     Milton C. Garrison, 68 of Keokuk, IA died Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his home.

     He is survived by his son, Shawn Garrison, two siblings, Sharon Randolph and Eugene Edwards, both of Kalona, IA and several nieces and nephews.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family and sent to the Vigen Memorial Home, 1328 Concert St., Keokuk, IA.

     A memorial reception for family and friends will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2723 340th Street, Keokuk.

     The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is assisting the family with arrangements.

     Online condolences may be left for the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Thomas James "Tom" Sanderson

Thomas James “Tom” Sanderson, 66, of Warsaw, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020, at his home in Warsaw. 

Tom was born on June 9, 1953, in Keokuk, Iowa, the son of James Wilson and Helen Pauline (Phillips) Sanderson. On November 5, 1997, he was united in marriage to Hazel Irene Wiese in Warsaw. She survives. 

A member of the American Legion, Tom proudly served his country in the United States Navy from 1971 to 1974. He was also a member of Burnside Christian Church. Tom was employed as a carpenter, and enjoyed woodworking for his clients and his family. He was always tinkering with something, and always kept busy. Some of his favorite hobbies included grilling, watching western shows, watching the eagles at the river, yardwork and gardening his tomatoes. Above all else, Tom valued the time he spent with his family. He loved his grandchildren with all his heart. Tom was truly an inspiration to everyone he met.

Tom is survived by his wife Hazel Sanderson of Warsaw; his son Chris (Ashley) Sanderson of Keokuk, Iowa; two daughters: Nichol Foutch of Keokuk and April Quint of Fayette, Missouri; his sister Carol (Larry) Lemley of Carthage, Illinois; two brothers: Mark Sanderson of Quincy, Illinois, and Ron Sanderson of Camp Point, Illinois; his half-brother Fred (Elaine) Shoemaker of San Antonio, Texas; his sister-in-law Donna Sanderson of Carthage; nine grandchildren: Shannon (Sam), Shania (Dylan) Sarah, Tayrin (Craig) Tayla (Kendall), Donisa, Taygen, Bretty and Jace; three great-grandchildren: Alekay, Aydien and Khyson; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dave, his sister Linda and an infant daughter.

Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw, with burial to follow at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa. Graveside military honors will be rendered by the Hancock County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Monday from 2 to 7 pm, with family meeting friends from 5 to 7 pm at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.

Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph M. "Little Joe" Smith

Joseph M. “Little Joe” Smith, 71, of Dallas City, Illinois passed away Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.

Joe was born on December 28, 1948 in Monmouth, Illinois, to Harvey and Barbara Hoskins. He was adopted and raised by Raymond and Elizabeth Smith. On September 5, 1981 he married Janice Myers in Las Vegas, Nevada. They later divorced.

Mr. Smith was a 1967 graduate of the Dallas City High School. Joe served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his service. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and his friends and family. Joe loved to cook.

Survivors include his former wife, Janice of Dallas City; four children: Selina (Vernon) Tucker of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Stacey Pence of LaHarpe, Jason Smith of Dallas City and Ryan (Samantha) Smith of Dallas City; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; three brothers: Chris (Billie) Smith of Stronghurst, Illinois, Danny (Lee) Smith of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and Rick Tate; three sisters: Jackie (Larry) Ferguson of Blandinsville, Ramona (David) Desotel of Danville, Iowa and Rhonda Ewing of Ft. Madison.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Steve Hoskins.

A celebration of Joe’s life will be held from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City. Military Rites will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. at Banks & Beals.

A memorial fund has been established in his memory. To leave a condolence please visit Joe’s obituary at banksandbeals.com

Mary Alice (Wardwell) Jingst

Mary Alice (Wardwell) Jingst, 94, of the Hamilton/Warsaw area, passed away on Monday, February 3,
2020, at West Point Care Center in West Point, Iowa.
Mary was born on February 13, 1925, in Hamilton, Illinois, the daughter of John P. and Birdie I.
(Thompson) Wardwell. She married Lawrence Jingst on March 18, 1952, in Sutter, Illinois. He passed
away on October 14, 2012.
Mary is survived by two sons: Ted (Sandra) Jingst and Ross Jingst, both of Warsaw; and three
granddaughters: Martha Walter of Knoxville, Illinois, Amy (David) Gray of Warsaw, Illinois; and Jayla
(Michael) Heindselman of Mount Vernon, Illinois. Other survivors include great-grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband Lawrence, her daughter-in-law Virginia Jingst, two sisters:
Celia Irey and Lucy Nixon, two brothers: Parmer “Pudge” and Fred “Slug” Wardwell and one great-
grandson.
A graveside service will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 10, 2020, at Keokuk National Cemetery in
Keokuk, Iowa.
Memorials may be directed to West Point Care Center or Great River Hospice.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.

  M. Emogine Howe

  M. Emogine Howe, 91, of LaHarpe, Illinois passed away at 10:20pm Monday, February 3, 2020 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center.
    She was born December 31, 1928 in LaHarpe, the daughter of Oscar and Effie Jenkins Carter. She married Keith Bowen on December 2, 1946 in LaHarpe. He preceded her in death on July 18, 1992. On June 17, 1994 she married Dale Eppley. He died on July 3, 2013. She married Otis “Jerry” Howe on November 16, 2013. He preceded her in death on November 24, 2018.
    Emogine was an avid reader, loved traveling and watching western movies. She enjoyed collecting owl figurines. She was a member of the former Friendship Circle Club.
    Surviving are one son, Marshall (Marina) Bowen of Penza, Russia; one daughter, Charlotte (Paul) Pawlak of Carthage, Illinois; two granddaughters, Melissa (Steve) Minya and Natalie (John) Lappe; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Doc Carter of Richland, WI and one sister, Elaine Grundy of Thayer, IL.
    Emogine was preceded in death by her husbands, and her parents.
    Services will be held at 11:00am Friday, February 7, 2020 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery. The family will meet with friends on Friday, from 10:00am until time of services. A memorial fund has been established for the Durham United Methodist Church, LaHarpe Library or the LaHarpe Ambulance Service. To Leave a condolence, please visit Emogine’s  obituary at banksandbeals.com

Lisa M. Teel

Lisa M. Teel, 55, of Blandinsville, Illinois passed away Saturday, February 1, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.

She was born December 31, 1964 in LaHarpe, the daughter of Richard "Pop" and Alice Akers Sheffler. On October 7, 1989 she married Duane Teel in LaHarpe, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 26, 2019.

Lisa was a 1983 graduate of LaHarpe High School and later graduated from Carl Sandburg College as an LPN. She worked at LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center and Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Illinois. She enjoyed crafts and her pet dogs and cat. She especially enjoyed spending time with her boys and her grandchildren. Family was very important to her.

She is survived by two sons, Christopher (Shanee) Teel of Blandinsville and Steven Teel of Blandinsville; two grandchildren, Marlee and Rylee Teel, two sisters, Sheryl (Bob) Klein of Blandinsville and Darlene (Jeff) Beck of Abingdon, Illinois; two brothers, Jeff (Joanna) Sheffler of Peoria, Illinois and Allen (Cynthia) Sheffler of Blandinsville and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and one granddaughter, Alexis Teel.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00am Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the Terre Haute, Illinois Cemetery with Pastor Larry Mulch officiating. The family will meet with friends from 5:00 until 7:00pm Friday, Feb. 7th at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. A memorial fund has been established to help with expenses. Contributions may be mailed to her son, Christopher Teel, PO Box 184, Blandinsville, Illinois 61420

John W. Barry

John W. Barry, 82, of Sutter, passed away at 2:04 A.M. Saturday, February 1, 2020, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

 

John was born November 10, 1937, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the son of Floyd and Christine (Tingley) Barry.  John had been the Accommodations Manager for Fermilab in Batavia, Illinois for many years retiring in 2000.  John enjoyed horses, hunting and his cats and dogs. On May 12, 2001, he was united in marriage to Gwendolyn “Gwen” Kobiella in the house they designed and constructed in Sutter.  He was a member of the Church of Latter-Day Saints in Quincy.

 

John is survived by his wife, Gwen, of Sutter; three daughters, Andrea (Jim) Kerber of West Chicago, Illinois, Danielle (Mark Thomas) Wojtiuk of Schaumberg, Illinois and Elaina (Eric Capasso) Shaw of Streamwood, Illinois; and three grandchildren, Krystal and Cassidy McGlennon and Bree Capasso.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Burton.

 

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw.  Family will meet friends from 1:00 P.M. until time of services at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements

Claudia "Jeanne" Salyers

Claudia “Jeanne” Salyers, simply known to her family and friends as Jeanne, was born on March 28,
1949, in Harrison, Arkansas. Jeanne passed away at her home in Leland, Illinois, on Friday, January 31,
2020. Jeanne had been a cancer survivor for thirty-eight years.
Jeanne was the daughter of Claude and Mildred (Dickey) Spencer, and grew up in the small village of
Elvaston, Illinois. Jeanne attended grade school in Elvaston, then graduated from Hamilton High School
in 1967. Jeanne was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elvaston, where she taught Sunday
School and VBS. Jeanne married Gary Salyers, her husband of fifty-two years, on June 3, 1967, in
Kahoka, Missouri. On April 25, 1968, their first daughter Jeannie Lynn was born, and on June 12, 1974,
their daughter Kelly Elaine was born. Kelly passed away from cancer on August 10, 2009.
Jeanne lived in several other places but her home was always Hamilton. Jeanne retired from Walmart in
2018 after serving nineteen years. Jeanne enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and
grandchildren, who were the light of her life. She researched family genealogy (as she loved family) and
she liked to travel. Jeanne loved country music and was a fan of Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley. She
recently developed a “FUN” love for flamingos. She had a terrific eye for decorating, loved arts and
crafts and was a talented artist.
Jeanne is survived by her husband Gary Salyers of Leland, Illinois; her daughter Jeannie Lynn (Brad)
Gilpin Keokuk, Iowa; two sisters: Kerrie “Lynnette” (Sean) Beisel of Kansas City, Missouri, and Judith
“Judy” Lawrence of Warsaw, Illinois; her brother Kevin Spencer of Rochelle, Illinois; her Iowa “grand
beauty” (grandchild) Kaylee Gilpin and her Indiana “grand beauties” (grandchildren) Brittin, Brooke and
“Sugar Boy” Sean Hoekema. Other survivors include many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her parents, her daughter Kelly Elaine Hoekema, and her brother Robert
Charles Spencer.
Jeanne’s life will be celebrated with a graveside service at 12:30 pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020, at
Oakwood Cemetery in Hamilton. Visitation will be held from 10 am to noon at Printy Funeral Home in
Hamilton on Saturday directly before the service.
Memorials may be directed to the Elvaston Community Church or HUGS of Hancock County.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home of Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

Robert L. "Bob" Bolton

Robert L. “Bob” Bolton, 91, of Hamilton, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2020, at Unity
Point Health in Keokuk, Iowa.
Bob was born on August 12, 1928, in Sonora Township, Illinois, the son of Paul and Nellie (Dighton)
Bolton. On April 6, 1951, he was united in marriage to Alice Jeanne “AJ” Troutvetter. She preceded him
in death on October 7, 2015.
A lifelong resident of rural Hamilton, Bob was also a lifelong farmer and member of Golden’s Point
Christian Church. He served on the Harmony Mutual Insurance board of directors in Carthage for over
forty years. Bob was a hard-working man with a quiet sense of humor. He enjoyed his daily routine, and
always wanted to keep busy by making himself useful. In his later years, Bob spent hundreds of hours
mowing roadside ditches with his tractor. Bob also proudly served his country in the United States Army
during the Korean Conflict.
Bob is survived by two sons: Jim (Debbie) Bolton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Steve (Debbie)
Bolton of Hamilton; two daughters: Barbie (Rusty) Dowdall and Julie (Ross) Boyer, both of Hamilton;
eleven grandchildren: Jonathan (Jennifer) Bolton of Monument, Colorado, Ben (Melissa) Bolton of
Colorado Springs, Colorado, Emily (Caleb) Spear of Pueblo, Colorado, Anthony (Amy) Bolton of Athens,
Illinois, Lisa Bolton of Hamilton, Hayley (Justin) Hamelton of Burlington, Iowa, Greg (Danielle) Dowdall of
Hamilton, Jeff (Jessica) Dowdall of Elvaston, and James, Paul and Karen Boyer of Hamilton; eleven great-
grandchildren, Lilly Bolton, Alice, Clementine, Ezra and Miriam Bolton, Zion and Anatoli Spear, Jack and
Madelyn Hamelton and Ryan and Emily Dowdall, and one great-grandson due in May. Other survivors
include his sister Carol (Jim) Whitcomb, bother-in-law Melbert Wollbrink, sister-in-law Marge (Dean)
Starr, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bob is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and his sister Joy Wollbrink.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Monday, February 3, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton,
with burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in rural Hamilton. Visitation will be held on from 2 to 4 pm
on Sunday, February 2, 2020, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to Golden’s Point Christian Church, Oak Grove Cemetery, the Alzheimer’s
Association or Every Step Hospice.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

Michael Wayne Snodgrass

Michael Wayne Snodgrass, 64, of Colchester, IL, passed away
Wednesday, January 29, 2020.
Mike was born June 4, 1955, in Macomb, IL, the son of Harold
Jr. and Darlene (Burkett) Snodgrass. He was a life-long farmer
and enjoyed motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons.
Mike is survived by two sons, Michael James “Mickey”
Snodgrass of La Harpe, IL and James Paul “Dylan” Snodgrass of
Saratoga Springs, UT. Four brothers, Steve (Karan) Snodgrass of
Fletcher, OK, Ron (Jana) Snodgrass of Ferris, IL, Tom (Jennie)
Snodgrass of Ferris, IL, Tim (Terri) Snodgrass of Colchester, IL,
and close friend and caregiver Judy Benjamin of Meredosia, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Jim
Snodgrass, and nephew Ethan Snodgrass.

A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Monday, February 3 rd ,
2020 at the First Christian Church in Ferris. Visitation will be
held at 9:00 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM. Memorials
may be directed to the family of Michael Wayne Snodgrass.
Printy Funeral Home in Carthage is in charge of arrangements.

Kimberly Marie Lefler

Kimberly Marie Lefler, 50, of Nauvoo, Illinois passed away at 10:50 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at her home.

Kim was born on March 21, 1969 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of Laverne L. and Daisy M. (Jones) Bender. On September 18, 2012 she married Donovan Hansen in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He survives.

She enjoyed camping and cleaning. Kim was especially proud of her two sons: Dalton and Demetrius.

Survivors include her husband; two sons: Dalton Billups of Washington, Iowa and Demetrius Baker of Burlington, Iowa; three brothers: Mark (Robyn) Lefler of Colombia, Missouri, Matthew Lefler of St. Petersburg, Florida and Mike Lefler of Quincy, Illinois and her dog: Sissy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2020 at Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo with Fr. Tony Trosley officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe, Illinois. Visitation will be from noon until time of services, Saturday, at the funeral home.

A memorial fund has been established in her memory. To leave a condolence please visit Kim’s obituary at sbbfuneralhome.com

Laurene "Rene" Sparrow

Laurene “Rene” Sparrow, 95, of Hamilton, Illinois, formerly of Warsaw, passed away on Thursday,
January 23, 2020, at her home in Hamilton.
Laurene was born on March 9, 1924, in Rocky Run Township, the daughter of Albert K. and Jeannetta
(Staaf) Wemhoner. On July 4, 1948, she was united in marriage to Lester Oran “Les” Sparrow at Trinity
United Methodist Church in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on January 15, 2003.
Laurene was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Warsaw and served faithfully in the church
choir and the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She
loved her family dearly, and spent most of her life as a mother and homemaker, raising her children and
keeping the peace. She loved music and birds of all kinds, and was a talented painter. Laurene was a die-
hard University of Iowa Hawkeye fan, and bought season tickets for over thirty-five years. She would
often write to Coach Kirk Ferentz, and he often replied. Laurene also loved the St. Louis Cardinals,
watching every game she could. She would always read the sports section in the Burlington Hawkeye to
stay informed.
Laurene is survived by her son Carson (Carol) Sparrow of Lafayette, Louisiana; two daughters-in-law:
Karen and Betty; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and many extended family members.
Laurene is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Les, her brother Raymond and her sons Terry
Lynn and Gaylen K. Sparrow.
Funeral services will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton,
with burial to follow at Oakland Cemetery in Warsaw. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 pm on Monday,
January 27, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the University of Iowa Children’s Hospital in memory of Laurene.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.printyfuneralhome.com.
Printy Funeral Home in Hamilton is in charge of arrangements.

Ruth Frances Hutson

Ruth Frances Hutson, 98, of Niota, Illinois, passed away at 4:20 A.M. Saturday January 25, 2020 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law near Wever, Iowa.
Born May 6, 1921 at Fort Madison, Iowa the daughter of August and Otillia (Gockel) Mansheim.
On September 7, 1942 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Fort Madison she married Clarence “Junior” Hutson. He preceded her in death on November 6, 1995.
Survivors include two sons: Dennis Hutson of Niota, Illinois and Ronald (Dorothy) Hutson of Wever, Iowa. Six grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, two great great-grandchildren and one on the way. Also surviving is one sister-in-law Edith “Polly” Hutson and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, daughter-in-law grandson and great grandson. Also preceding her in death were two brothers and three sisters.
Ruth was a member of Ss Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo and the Catholic Women’s Club. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School and previously worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company.
The family will meet with friends from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish, Fort Madison.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday January 28, 2020 at Sacred Heart Church, Holy Family Parish, Fort Madison with Fr. Thomas Szydlik as Celebrant.
Burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Fort Madison.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Ss Peter and Paul School in Nauvoo.
Schmitz-Banks and Beals Funeral Home of Nauvoo is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.sbbfuneralhome.com

Irene I. Renshaw

Irene I. Renshaw, 92, of Terre Haute, Illinois passed away at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, January 23, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.

Irene was born on February 25, 1927 in Courtney, North Dakota the daughter of Henry and Emilie Werner Johnson. On January 18, 1944 Irene married Ellis Anders. He preceded her in death in April of 1952. Irene later married Dale E. Renshaw on February 5, 1972 in Blandinsville, Illinois.

She first worked for Dr. Robert Todd at North Hill Medical Center, following that worked as a beautician. Irene and her husband, Dale, owned and operated the Travelers Inn, LaHarpe, for many years. She also cooked for The Pink Tavern for many years.  Irene worked for a short period at the Sheaffer Pen Company, Sylvania, IAAP, IRC and Fleetwood. She enjoyed canning, quilting and crocheting.

Survivors include four daughters: Karen (Wayne) Bowen-Swisher of Lomax, Maude (Harold) Ravenscraft of Lomax, Beverly Worley of Lomax and Beth (Jim) Vogel of O’Fallon, Missouri; one son: David (Loretta) Anders of Kirkwood, Illinois; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands; one son: Dick Anders; two brothers: Ernest and Harry Johnson and two sisters: Margaret Rudolph and Mable Kract.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Nate McCarter officiating. Burial will follow in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville. The family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 26, at Banks & Beals.

A memorial fund has been established for the Great River Hospice House. To leave a condolence please visit Irene’s obituary at banksandbeals.com.

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