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Doris J. Abbadusky
posted on: 2010-03-16

Doris J. Abbadusky, age 82, of Monmouth, passed away at 9:50 a.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2010, at her residence in Monmouth. She was born on January 11, 1928, in Monmouth, the daughter of Hermon and Mildred Davis Woodward. Doris was reared and educated in Monmouth, and graduated from Monmouth High School.
Doris first married Bill Hank on August 13, 1945. She then married Russell Abbadusky on May 19, 1972 in Monmouth. Doris worked for over 30 years at the Western Stoneware in Monmouth until her retirement. She enjoyed wintering in Texas, and liked to crochet and knit.
Surviving Doris is one daughter, Carol Dutton (Jim) of Kirkwood, Ill., one son Ron Hank (Sharon) of Aledo, Ill., five grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Charles Woodward.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Her family will be present at Turnbulls an hour prior to the service to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the Warren County Relay for Life.


Kevin E Abbott
posted on: 2013-03-24

Kevin E. Abbott, age 54, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at his residence on Friday March 22, 2013 at 6:00 am. Kevin was born on December 4, 1958 in Aledo, Illinois and is the son of Robert "Joe" Johanson and Bettie Lou Ortery Johanson. Kevin was raised in Moline, Illinois where he attended local schools. He then received his G E D. Kevin married Janet L. Blacketer on May 24, 2003 in Moline, Illinois and she is surviving. Kevin was employed as a driver and did custodial work at Center State International Truck in Burlington, Iowa. for two years. A very hard worker, he has had various employments over his entire life.
Kevin also was a member of Rock Island National Guard Unit. He was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan and was a die hard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs; as he sported tattoos of each. Surviving Kevin is his wife, Janet of Oquawka, Illinois.
One son Brandon L. (Amie) Abbott of Davenport, Iowa, four daughters, Kelli D. Abbott of Oquawka, IL, Amanda S. Abbott of Davenport, Iowa, Merenda (Tracy) Goad of Red Bullin, Tennessee and Vanessa (Tony) Hunter of Gamaliel, Kentucky.
Five Granddaughters and Two Grandsons Two sisters survive, Judy (Robert) Weber of EastMoline, IL.and Erma Doss of Keithsburg, IL. Two brothers Mike (Shelley) Abbott of Oquawka, IL.and Craig (Jill) Johanson of East Moline, IL. There are also a number of nieces and nephews surviving. His is preceded in death by his mother, one sister, and his step father.


Services: Cremation has been accorded, and a memorial service will be on Saturday March 30th at the Christian Church in Keithsburg, Illinois at 10:00 am. His family has established a memorial fund in his memory. Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements.


Teddy . Abenathy jr
posted on: 2010-10-28

Teddy Abernathy, Jr. age 78, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois on Thursday October 28th, at 3:40 am. Teddy was born on February 24, 1932 in Prairie City, Illinois and is the son of Theordore and Ona Miller Abernathy. He was raised in Bushnell, Illinois and attended school at Walnut Grove. Ted entered the Army from 1951 to 1956 and served as a Sargent in Korea. Teddy received his G.E.D. while in service. Teddy married Catherine Steis on May 8, 1982 at Faith Church in Monmouth, IL. Teddy first worked in the foundry in Galva, Illinois. He then was employed at Admiral Corporation in Galesburg for 18 years as a base crater. He also worked for Vaughn and Bushnell hammer factory in Bushnell, Illinois. Teddy was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears Fan. He is a member of the Marion B Fletcher Post 136 and the J.W. Clendenin Post 2301. Surviving Teddy is his wife, Catherine Abernathy of Monmouth, IL. Step daughters Joan (Leon ) Lowe of Bushnell, Illinois and Cinda (Tom) Stansbury of Monmouth, Illinois. He has two brothers surviving, Richard Abernathy of Rushville, Illinois and Wayne Abernathy of Galva, Illinois. Preceding him in death are his parents, one daughter, four brothers, and two sisters.

Services: A graveside funeral service and military honors will be at 11:00 am will be on Monday November 1, 2010 at the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans a visitation to receive friends on Monday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established for either the Diabetes Association or Faith United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth, IL


Elsie D. Adair
posted on: 2012-01-21
Elsie D. Adair, age 77, of Oquawka, passed away at 3:15 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012 at Oak Lane Nursing Home and Rehab in Stronghurst, Ill. She was born on August 27th, 1934 in Biggsville, Ill., she is the daughter of Chester and Elsie M. Dobbs Paul. Elsie work at Warren Achievement Industries in Monmouth.
Surviving Elsie are two sisters; Deloris Haynes of Oquawka, Ill., and Catherine Adair of Little York, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister-in-law and two nephews.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Her family will be present an hour prior to the service to receive friends at the funeral home. Interment will be in Biggsville Cemetery in Biggsville, Ill. A memorial fund has been established for the Oak Lane Nursing Home.


Pastor "Bob" N. Adams
posted on: 2013-10-07

Pastor Bob N. Adams, age 81 of Oquawka,Illinois passed away at his residence on October 6,2013. Bob was born on October 30,1931 in Eureka,Illinois and is the son of Marse and Lucy Mae Golden Adams. Bob was raised and educated in Eureka and received his GED in 1972. He received his ministry schooling in Roseville, Illinois. Bob served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was married to Joanne Pingel on March 9, 1963 in Clarksville, Tennessee, and she is surviving. Bob began work at the "Tasty Grill" with Joanne in Roseville for a number of years then they enlarged in the old bank building and was known as the "Adams Family Inn" until 1975. Bob then worked with Hines and McClintock appliance store in Monmouth until their closing. He then worked as a driver for Randall's Bus Service in Galesburg. He later became a meat cutter at Hamilton's Grocery in Oquawka for several years. Bob began the Living Light and Life Tabernacle in Oquawka, to the present. He also did many funerals and employed by Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, IL. Bob is survived by his wife, Joanne Adams of Oquawka, three sons Jerry Adams of East Peoria, Illinois, Robert N. (Gertrude) Adams, Jr of Bamburg, Germany, and Robert J.(Tracy) Adams of Goodhope,Illinois. Four daughters, Judy (Jeff) Johnson of Oquawka, Barbara (James) McGann of Oquawka, IL; Jo and (Jerry) Bailey of Gladstone,Illinois and Janet ( Troy) Havens of Farmington, Illinois. There are numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, three brothers, and one grandson.

Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Thursday October 10, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Cremation will then be accorded. A visitation will be on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home. A memorial fund is established for Henderson County Hospice.


Marlene Adwell
posted on: 2013-04-12

Marlene Adwell, age 77, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 11:50 pm on April 11, 2013 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. She was born on December 7, 1935 in Monmouth and is the daughter of Earl and Charlotte Collier Yoder. Marlene was raised and educated in Monmouth where she graduated from Monmouth High School. Marlene married Garland "Sunshine" Adwell on August 19, 1971 in Monmouth and he preceded her in death. Marlene began work as a waitress at the Park n Eat restaurant in Monmouth, and then later was the same for many years at Cottage Corner Restaurant until she retired.
She is survived by three step children, Joan (Gerald) Marlow of Monmouth, Illinois; Jack (Becky) Adwell of Decatur, Illinois; and Betty (Larry) Thompson of Little York, Illinois. One sister Connie Clemens in Georgia; and her sister in law Gloria Yoder in Ohio are also surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, brothers Earl Jr., Donald, Robert, and Darriel; sisters Betty, Martha, Mary Jane, Shirley Ann, and Wilma.


Services: A graveside service will be on Monday April 15, 2013 at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery at 1:30 pm. Friends may call prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth which is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial fund is established for either Monmouth Nursing Home or Harbor Lights Hospice.


Geneva E. Richardson Alban
posted on: 2012-03-05
Geneva E. Richardson Alban, formerly of Monmouth, died Wed., Feb. 29, 2012, at 1 p.m. At home in Huntington Beach, CA. She was born Sept. 20, 1915, in Yates City, IL, the daughter of Elbert D. And Elizabeth Ann Fryer Richardson.

Services: Cremation will be accorded, as per her wishes, with burial at Monmouth Cemetery. Services to be announced later.


Joseph H. Alcorn
posted on: 2009-08-31
Joseph H. Alcorn, 70, of Chandler, Arizona, passed away peacefully on October 30th, 2008. Born August 3, 1938, in Sioux City, Iowa, Joe was a gentle and kind-hearted family man. He is survived by his five children: Mark (wife Joyce), Barry, Paula, Julie (husband Scott) and Amy (husband Jeremy), four grandchildren (Erin, Alyssa, Colin and Michael) and brother, Terry (wife Mariann). Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Amy and his wife Joyce (Holford) who was born and raised in Kirkwood. Joe served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He also spent his professional career working for UPS and in office supply sales. Being a long-time resident of Iowa, Joe had great passion for his Iowa Hawkeyes and an immense love for animals. As a loving son, brother, brother-in-law, father, uncle, grandfather, soldier and friend, Joe will be missed by so many who were blessed to have him in their lives.

Services: A graveside memorial service will be held at Center Grove Cemetary in Kirkwood on Saturday, September 5th at 10:30 a.m. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Donald L. Alexander
posted on: 2008-01-28
Donald L. "Don" Alexander, age 67, of Monmouth; passed away at 4:20 am January 28, 2008 at his Monmouth residence. Don was born July 1, 1940 in Industry, Illinois and is the son of John S. and Jessie E. Kelly Alexander. Don was raised in Industry, and came to Monmouth when he was in the eighth grade. He attended and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1958. Don entered service joining the Army and served stateside in Massachusetts and New York during Viet Nam from 1963 - 1965. He attained the rank of Spec 5.
Don married Nancy K. Partington on July 29, 1962 in Monmouth, Illinois. She is surviving.
Don first worked at Cavanaugh Motors as a mechanic and pumping gas. Later he worked as a mechanic at the Ford Garage, then for Ray Green Motors, all in Monmouth. Lastly Don worked as a mechanic for the State of Illinois Department of Transportation and for several years was their traveling mechanic for five area counties.
Don's main interest was in his family and grandchildren.
He is a member of First Christian Church in Monmouth.
Don loved showing cars and attending car shows around the area.
He was a member of the Maple City Car Club and the National Street Rod Association.
Surviving Don is his wife Nancy of Monmouth, Illinois
One Daughter Kris (Wayne) Breckon of Dubuque, Iowa,
One Son Douglas ( Kim ) Alexander of Iowa City, Iowa.
Five Grandchildren Kyle, Jessica, Zachary, Chelsea, and Alex.
Don's Mother survives Jessie Alexander of Macomb, Illinois.
Two Sisters Frances ( Leon ) Davis and Mary Frances Andersen, both of Macomb, Illinois.
Four Brothers John (Zola) Alexander of Macomb, Illinois, Joe (Joanne) Alexander of Davenport, Iowa, Charles ( Connie) Alexander of Reynolds, Illinois, Wayne (Laura) Alexander of Cooperstown, New York. Preceding Don in his death is his father John Alexander.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday January 31st at First Christian Church in Monmouth, with interment and military honors following at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. His family plans a visitation on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois Memorials are designated for his church First Christian Church of Monmouth.


Douglas E. Alexander
posted on: 2013-03-30

Douglas E. " Ed " Alexander, age 68, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at home on March 25, at 4:10 pm. Ed was born on March 19, 1945 in Sheridan, Michigan. He is the son of Doyle Westly and Retha Lorraine Buckle Alexander. He was raised in Belding, Michigan where he attended and graduated from Belding High School. He married to Jeanne G. Anderson Seiver on July 10, 2000 in Monmouth, Illinois. Ed was employed at Maytag in Galesburg, Illinois for twelve years. He was a mechanic and construction worker in the local area for many years.He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and many outdoor activities. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. Surviving is his wife, Jeanne Alexander of Monmouth, Illinois; two daughters, April Seiver of Monmouth, IL and Sandra (Wayne) McDorman of Galesburg, IL; two sons, Ronald Seiver of Monmouth and Wesley Alexander; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. Also surviving is his mother, Lorraine Reminder of Belding, Michigan; and two sisters, Kay Dickens and Becky (Raymond) Austin, both of Belding, Michigan, and one brother Charles (Doris) Alexander of Kissimmee, Florida. He is preceded in death by his father; step father, Melvin Reminder; and two brothers, Donald and James Alexander.

Services: A memorial service will be at 2:00p.m. on April 2, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Cremation was accorded. Burial of his ashes will be in Rest Haven Memory Garden in Belding, MI at a later date. A memorial fund is being established by his family. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com


Donald L. Allard
posted on: 2013-04-22
Donald L. Allard, age 77, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Galesburg Cottage Hospital on Saturday April 20, 2013 at 11:33 am. Donald was born on May 30, 1935 in York, Nebraska and is the son of Clemencia Erald Wright and Garrett David Allard. Don was raised in Springfield, Illinois and then came to Rock Island, IL. where he attended school. He attended Corpus Christi Catholic School in Galesburg and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1953. Donald was married to Barbara A Johnson on December 18, 1953 in Monmouth, Illinois and she passed away July 30, 2000. Don enlisted in the United State Air Force in 1956 attaining the rank of Staff Sargent and serving as a Fueling Specialist during the Korean War. Donald had a number of employments including Western Stoneware in Monmouth where he was a kiln specialist for a number of years. Donald was an avid St.Louis Cardinals fan. He loved his family, his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Surviving him are three daughters, Karen (Mark) Mantwell of Streamwood, IL; Barbara Allard of Galesburg, IL; and Cathy Allard (Rod Frick) of Seaton, IL. Two sons, Donald R. (Liz) Allard of Aurora, IL. and Andrew G. Allard of Sierra Blanca, TX. There are five granddaughters, one grandson, and six great grandchildren surviving. He is preceded in his death by his parents, his wife, and three brothers.

Services: Cremation is to be accorded and at the present no service is being planned, according to his wishes.


Jaqueline K. Allen
posted on: 2011-04-04

Jacqueline K. Allen, age 59, of Gladstone, Ill., passed away at 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 3, 2011 at her residence. She was born on April 20, 1951 in Burlington, Ia., the daughter of Paul Dell and Betty Lou Lewis Allen. She was reared and educated in Henderson County, and attended Union High School. Jackie worked at JCPenney in Burlington for over 30 years. She enjoyed boating, and spending time with her family and friends. Jacqueline was a member of the Gladstone Methodist Church.
Surviving Jackie is her mother, Betty Allen of Oquawka, significant other and best friend Rex McKinney of Gladstone, Ill., one brother Michael Allen (Mary) of Lenexa, Ks., two nephews; Chris Allen (Valerie) of Kansas, Sean Allen (liz) of Kansas, two great nieces Isabella Allen of Kansas, and Grace Allen of Kansas. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents, father, and sister.


Services: Cremation has been accorded.
A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 8, 2011 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment of her ashes will be at a later date. A memorial fund has been established for the Gladstone United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.



Martha Arimintia Allen
posted on: 2011-07-11

Martha Arimintia Allen, age 82, of Smithshire, Ill., passed away at 4:05 p.m., Sunday, July 10, 2011 at the Roseville Rehabilitation & Health Center in Roseville, Ill.. She was born on September 24, 1928 in Galesburg, Ill. to Steven C and Nora A (Bunch) Brown.
She was reared and educated in the McDonough Co area graduating from Western IL University with double major in Music Education and Elementary Education, where she was a member of the Alpha Sigma Tau, Alpha Epsilon Chapter.
Martha married Herbert G Allen October 18, 1953 in Macomb, Ill., he survives.
She taught both Band and Chorus at Lockport, Little York Schools and later for the Yorkwood School District. Martha actively farmed with her husband in their farming operation in the Smithshire area. Martha was a member of The Order of Eastern Star serving in Carthage, Kirkwood and Monmouth which merged into the Galesburg Chapter 235. Reaching the 50 + year membership. Martha was active in the American Cancer Society's annual fund raising and a member of the United Methodist Church in Monmouth. She played several instruments and loved to perform at community events singing folk songs with her Auto harp and electric piano, playing the piano up until the time of her death at Roseville.
She is survived by her husband and children Preston (Glenda) Allen, Smithshire; Susan (John) Ketcham, Rockford; Jennifer (Clinton) Hennenfent Galesburg; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers John, Steven and Louis.


Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth. Her family will be present one hour prior to the service at Turnbulls to receive friends.
She will be greatly missed by her Family and Friends. Memorials may be left for the OSF Home Care/Hospice Galesburg.



Betty L Allen

Betty L. Allen, age 82, of Oquawka, Illinois passed away at 7:51 pm on January 19, 2013 at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab Center in Stronghurst, Illinois.
Betty was born on September 8, 1930 in Gladstone, Illinois and is the daughter of Lee and Harriett Jaeger Lewis. She was raised in Gladstone where she attended local schools and G & O High School. She married Paul D. Allen on December 28, 1948 in Monmouth, Illinois. Betty was employed by the Henderson County Sheriff 's Department for many years as the office administrator. She is survived by her son Michael (Mary) Allen of Lenexa, Kansas and two grandchildren Christopher (Valorie) Allen in Spring Hills, Kansas and Sean (Elizabeth) Allen in Olathe, Kansas. Two great granddaughters survive Isabella and Grace Allen. Also one brother, Robert Lewis in Mendota, Illinois. Her parents, and two daughters, Jackie Allen and one in infancy, and her brother Alfred Lewis precede her in death .


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A graveside committal service of her ashes is being planned on April 13, 2013 in the Oquawka Cemetery. More information will be published as it becomes available. Services are in the care of Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois.


David Carothers Allison
posted on: 2011-11-10

David Carothers Allison, 80, died on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at the Knox County Nursing Home.
He was born in Monmouth, Illinois on February 25, 1931, the youngest son of Fred and Dorothy (Rankin) Allison. He married Joyce Keating on June 16, 1954 in Monmouth, Illinois. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons ? Stuart (and Holly Whittet-Allison) Allison of Galesburg and Bill Allison of Phoenix, Arizona, one daughter Marjorie (and Dan Barclay) Allison of Macomb and four granddaughters ? Gillian and Gwendolyn Allison of Galesburg and Clara and Sylvia Barclay of Macomb. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and in-laws. He was preceded in death by his parents and by his brothers Stuart and Richard.
David grew up in Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth High School in 1949. He enrolled at Monmouth College as a member of the class of 1953. He enlisted in the US Coast Guard during the Korean War and proudly served his country, spending most of his time on destroyer escorts patrolling the north Pacific. After he was honorably discharged, he returned home to marry his high school sweetheart Joyce. They then moved to Champaign-Urbana where David enrolled at the University of Illinois and completed his bachelors degree in 1956 and earned a masters degree in 1957. He earned a Ph.D. in agronomy at the Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1960. He worked briefly as a research scientist studying cotton genetics at the University of Arizona.
In 1962 David returned to Monmouth to teach at Monmouth College. He taught there until he retired in 1996, specializing in botany and genetics but also teaching many other courses in biology and participated in the college seminar program. He was the chair of the Biology Department for many years. He was extremely proud of Monmouth College and devoted his adult life to serving the needs of the students and college as a whole. For himself, he was especially proud of serving as the College Marshall for over 20 years and of earning the rank of full professor. After retirement he continued to maintain the Monmouth College Ecological Field Station on the banks of the Mississippi River near Keithsburg. He received several honors for his service to the college including having the herbarium named the David Allison Herbarium, a Monmouth College Distinguished Service Award and was inducted to the M Club Hall of Fame, not for his athletic prowess, but for his many years of announcing the Monmouth College basketball games and filming the college football games.
David was also an active member of the Monmouth community. He was on the board of directors of the Warren Achievement Center for many years, including a term as its chair. He was an elder several times at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth. He gladly served on the board of directors of the United Presbyterian Retirement Home in Washington, Iowa. He was also a member of the board of directors of the Midwest Bank of Western Illinois.
After retirement David and Joyce frequently traveled both within the US and internationally. They spent part of every winter with their son Bill in Phoenix. But for David the center of the universe was always Monmouth, Illinois and nothing made him happier than being at home surrounded by family. He was extremely proud of his family and devoted his retirement years to spending time with them.
Cremation rites have been accorded. The family is planning a public memorial service which will be held at Dahl Chapel at Monmouth College on Tuesday November 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm. No visitation or viewing is planned by his family Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial gifts in his name may be made to Monmouth College. .com


Services: Cremation rites have been accorded. The family is planning a public memorial service which will be held at Dahl Chapel at Monmouth College on Tuesday November 29th, 2011 at 2:00 pm. No visitation or viewing is planned by his family Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. Memorial gifts in his name may be made to Monmouth College.


Kenneth E Ambrose
Kenneth Eugene Ambrose, of Monmouth, died at 6:00 A.M., Sunday June 21, 2009 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Kenneth was born in Mahomet, Illinois on November 14, 1925 to Curtis Emory and Lela Julia (Rickwood) Ambrose. He was the middle of three children. Kenneth attended Elementary through High School in Oblong, Illinois. He graduated at the age of 18 in 1943 and entered the Navy. Through the Navy, Kenneth entered into an accelerated collegiate program at Duke University for GI's who wanted to become doctors. He completed four years of college in three and one half years and medical school in two, graduating from Duke University in 1949 as a Doctor of Medicine. Following medical school he interned in Detroit, Michigan at Wayne County Hospital and completed his residency at the University of Iowa. In service to his country, Dr. Ambrose joined the Public Health Service. He was called to Washington DC where he screened people for Tuberculosis. He traveled to Mexico and throughout the southwestern United States performing chest exams, X-Rays and screening for TB, also serving as a physician on an Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona. Kenneth met Genevieve Rose Goldsmith, of Evansville Indiana. They married in Evansville on June 9, 1956. They made their first home in Carville, Louisiana where Kenneth served the U.S. Public Health Service for three years caring for patients with Hansen's Disease (Leprosy).
In 1959 Dr. Ambrose moved his family to Monmouth, Illinois where he joined Dr. Glen Chamberlain in private medical practice, retiring in 1991. Kenneth and Genevieve lived in Monmouth for 50 years. During that time they raised three daughters, Susanna (born in 1957), Rebecca (born in 1958) and Carol (born in 1960). Kenneth served the community in many ways, including lifelong membership in the First United Methodist Church, where he served as an ordained lay speaker, Bible teacher, lay member to annual conference, a member of United Methodist Men, served in numerous leadership roles, participated in VIM (Volunteers In Mission), and enjoyed delivering sermon tapes and communion to those confined to their homes. Kenneth was a longtime member of the Monmouth Rotary Club, serving as Past President and a Paul Harris Fellow. He also served as Warren County Coroner for eight years. He was a lover of the arts and music. Kenneth enjoyed playing tennis and racket ball and was a long time member and supporter of the YMCA, serving on its board. He had a passion for flying, antique cars, Duke University, and of course for his family, wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
After retirement in 1991 Kenneth devoted his time to various mission trips. He also returned to the Public Health Service, where he served as a doctor on Native American Indian Reservations throughout the United States. Recently, Kenneth could be found volunteering in the Monmouth Public Schools or at the Hospital. In 2005 Kenneth was awarded the Monmouth School District Distinguished Service Award for longtime volunteer work in the Public Schools and as a Volunteer Physician on Mission Trips.
Survivors include his wife Genevieve of Monmouth, three daughters: Susanna (Mark) Clark of Monmouth, Rebecca (V. Lance) Barnes of Onalaska Wisconsin, and Carol (Oscar) Guinn of Springfield Illinois; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; his sisters Marjorie Deale of Franklin Indiana, Dorothy (Carl) Hippensteel of Findlay Ohio and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Curtis and Lela Ambrose, Hugh Deale (brother-in-law) and Hugh Rickwood Deale (nephew).


Services: A memorial service will be at 1 P.M. Friday June 26, 2009 at the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth, with Rev. Jon Sims officiating. Friends may call Thursday June 25, 2009 at Turnbull Funeral Home where family will be present from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be given to the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth or to OSF Holy Family Medical Center.


Donald K. Anderson
posted on: 2008-01-20

Donald K. Anderson, 72, of Monmouth, passed away at 3:38 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. He was born on November 28, 1935 in Evanston, Illinois. He is the son of Nels Elvir and Edna Violet Loomis Anderson. He was reared and educated in Northfield, Illinois and attended Newtrier High School, graduating in 1953. He then attended Greer Technical Institute in Chicago, Illinois. Donald served his country, being a member of the United States Army Reserve. He married Linda Lee Marx on January 20, 1973 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
Donald was the chief engineer at the Furniture Mart in Chicago, Illinois from 1962-1985. He then moved to Miami, Florida where he was involved in building of the Centrust skyscraper, concurrently. he was also the owners representative to the building of the 96' Berger Boat. Don was then the director of facilities in a number of hospitals in the Florida area. He retired in January of 2003. He is a member of the Local 399 International Union of Operating Engineers. He was an avid wood worker and canoe builder out of his home. Don was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. He was the best father and friend.
Survivors include his wife, Linda L. Anderson of Monmouth, two daughters; Christine E. and Jeff Feldman of Plainfield, Illinois, and Amy L. Anderson of Hainesville, Illinois, two sons; Don K. Anderson, and Kurt K. and Mary Anderson of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Also surviving are two brothers; Nils R. and Julia Anderson of Austin, Texas, and Jon D. Anderson of Fresno, California, and six grandchildren.


Services: A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 23, 2008 at the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. Friends may call on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where his family will be present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. to receive friends. Memorials can be made to the Stained Glass Window Restoration at the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth.


Dean J. Anderson
posted on: 2009-01-29

Dean J. Anderson, age 83, of Alexis, Ill., passed away at 2:45 a.m. on Thursday, January 29, 2009, at the Mercer County Hospital in Aledo, Ill. Dean was born on March 11, 1925, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Emery K. and Vurr Mae Reith Anderson.
He graduated from Alexis High School and served in the United States Army attached to the 481st Military Police Escort Company. He served his overseas time at Fort Armstrong in Honolulu, Hi.
Dean married Marjorie M. Zielke on March 19, 1948 in the Norwood Presbyterian Church where they both were members. She preceded him in death on October 26, 2000.
They began farming in the Biggsville Community. He also farmed near Alexis and retired from farming after 29 years near Seaton, returning to Alexis.
Dean was a charter member of American Legion Post 1176 at Biggsville, elder in the Norwood Church and school board member in the Yorkwood Schools system. He was a member of Charity Lodge #838 in Seaton, Alexis Lions Club and the American Legion Post 189 in Alexis. He was also a lifetime member V.F.W. Post 1571 in Alexis. He was a member of the Ag Alumni, Alexis High School.
Dean enjoyed his family and friends, liked to travel, enjoyed musical concerts, and gardening.
Surviving Dean are two daughters Marcia Millspaugh (John) of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa and Karen Jones (Chris) of Seaton, Illinois, four grandchildren, Christina (Dan) White, Matthew (July Anne) Millspaugh, Theresa (John) Zihlman, and Nicholas Jones, five great grandchildren, Taylor, Izaac, Breaba, Blake, Layke and special friend Mary Avis Richardson.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday February 4, 2009, at the Norwood Church.
Interment will be in the Alexis Cemetery. Dean's family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday evening Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth from 5 to 7 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established for Norwood Church.



Dale R. Anderson
posted on: 2009-03-10
Dale R. Anderson, age 51, of Albertville, Minnesota and formerly of Monmouth, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 7, 2009 at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota with his daughters at his side. He was born on June 18, 1957 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of R. Dean and Sylvia K. (Randolph) Anderson. He taised in Monmouth where he attended Monmouth schools and high school. He honorably served his country in the Army-82nd Airborne from 1979 through 1982. He was previously married to Rhonda Nikko. He was a former forklift driver and enjoyed fishing and the out of doors. Dale is survived by his daughters Emily and Haley Anderson, both of Rogers, Minnesota, his mother Sylvia Anderson of Muscatine, Iowa, his father and stepmother Dean and Sandy Anderson of Monmouth, a brother Steven Dean Anderson of Bettondorf, Iowa, a sister Sandra K. Anderson of Iowa City, Iowa and his significant other Kim Pouliot of Albertville, Minnesota along with a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents

Services: A private family service will be on Friday. Friends may call during the day on Thursday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for St. Judes in Peoria or Rainbow Riders of Monmouth, Illinois.


Lois M Anderson
posted on: 2013-07-30

Lois M. Anderson, age 81, of 228 Hawkinson Avenue Galesburg, Illinois passed peacefully at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois on July 29, 2013 at 5:45 pm. Lois was born June 20, 1932 in Gorin, Missouri and is the daughter of Julian L. and Nellie A. Fordney Dillon. They came to Monmouth when she was young and she attended Monmouth Public Schools. She later studied and received her G E D in her thirties. Lois first married Lyle E. Kelley, Sr. and then later was married to Raymond T. Johnston in March of 1956 in Galesburg, Illinois. He preceded her on November 10, 1969. She then was married to Earl D. Anderson on August 5, 1974 in Oquawka, Illinois and he preceded her in death in August of 1992. Lois first worked briefly at Formfit as a Seamstress, then was a homemaker and worked at domestic home cleaning for most of her life. She also worked ten years in housekeeping and laundry at both Monmouth Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital from 1964 to 1974. Lois was devoted to her family, pets, and all living things; especially the many cats she had thoughout her life. She was a great supporter of animal rights and would do whatever she could to help until her health no longer allowed her to. Lois believed in bettering oneself whenever possible. She took a CNA Course, a psychology course, and a poetry course during her lifetime. She had one of her poems published in a book of poetry. She was a beautiful women with a loving heart and will be sadly missed by her family and all who knew her. She is survived by her daughter Marvelle (Rueben) Alfaro of Galesburg, IL. and son Lyle E.( Lynn) Kelley of Burlington, Iowa. Six grandchildren Dawn (Lance) Malcolm of Galesburg, IL; Kirk (Bobbi) Ishmael of Springfield, IL; Raymond (Stephanie) Kelley of Lakewood, CO; Jennifer Kelley of Waterloo, IA; Step grandchildren Susan (Chris) Carlson of Galesburg, IL and Kami Philbee of Peoria, IL. Sixteen great grandchildren, one great great grandchild. Sister Noralyn A. Armstrong of Memphis, MO and Brother Delbert E. (Mary) Dillon of Jacksonville, ARK. Also many nieces and nephews are surviving. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant son Charles, sister Leora Jackson, her brother in law Roger Armstrong, two nephews, one great nephew, and one niece.

Services: A visitation with the family present is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Thursday Aug. 1st from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Transfer to Memphis Missouri will be for an 11:00 o'clock am graveside service in the Indian Creek Cemetery in rural Scotland County, MO. Arrangements there are in the charge of Payne Funeral Home in Memphis, Missouri. In Lieu of flowers Memorial funds are established for Hospice Compassus or Western Illinois Animal Rescue.


Mildred L. Anderson
posted on: 2014-02-21

Mildred L. Anderson, age 58, of East Peoria, Illinois and formerly of Monmouth, passed away at her E. Peoria Home at 4:14 pm on February 20, 2014. Mildred was born on March 2, 1955 in Monmouth and is the daughter of William and Marilyn Elaine Howell Strange. She was reared and educated in Monmouth where she attended local schools and Monmouth High School,graduating with the class of 1973. She married James Anderson on November 14. 1981 in Monmouth, and he is surviving. Mildred is a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, and family was most important to her. She was a member of the Monmouth Eagles Aerie Auxiliary. Mildred is survived by her husband, James of Monmouth, two sons; Steven (Lindsay) Anderson of Bellevue, Illinois and Eric (Tammi) Anderson of Monmouth, Illinois, two daughters; Michelle (Kendall) Anderson of East Peoria, Illinois and Kim (Chad Kramer) Meyer of Pekin, Illinois, two sisters; Theresa (Gary) Ward and Missy (Butch) Engle both of Monmouth, Illinois. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; Jeff and William Strange, one sister; Janet Connerly, and her Mother and Father-in-law.

Services: A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9:00-11:00 prior to the service. Interment will follow at the Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Illinois. A memorial fund has been established for the Illinois Cancer Center of Peoria, Illinois.


Marjorie R. Anderson
posted on: 2014-12-16

Marjorie B. Anderson, age 92, of Orland Park, Illinois, died on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at her residence. She was born on December 8, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois the daughter of Frank B. and Ruby B. (Miller) Raglin. She was a graduate of Monmouth High School, received her B.S. from Western Illinois University and her M.S. from the University of Nevada. Even though she worked in the Chicago area, she returned to her farm in Monmouth for business and family visiting, often enough to be called a part-time neighbor. With a lifelong interest in flying, at the age of 20 she earned her private pilot's license. Hoping to make a career in the field of aviation, she added a commercial license and a sea rating. Realizing the limited field for women in aviation at the time, Marjorie became a high school teacher keeping aviation as a high interest avocation. She was an active member of the Ninety-Nices, and the International Organization of Women Pilots. While participating in both Midwest and transcontinental cross country races, she won numerous awards. Her greatest satisfaction came in mentoring eager young women pilots with encouragement and with scholarships, today seeing many of these flying the airlines as once had been her own dream. Her teaching career began in Ohio, Illinois, then in Crystal Lae, and also in Schweinfurt, Germany. While in Germany, she married her American fianc?, Arthur Anderson in the small country Lutheran Church in Bygstad, Norway where he had been confirmed as a boy. Both being avid travelers, they toured Europe to the Arctic and the Atlantic, once teaching workshops in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Together, they enjoyed 40 years on the slopes as downhill skiers. Marjorie was a member of the United Methodist Church of New Lenox, IL and the American Association of University Women. She is survived by her husband Arthur, her adopted son James T. (Darlene) Coffey, and three grandchildren, James Coffey Jr., Ashley Christine Coffey, and Meagan Casey Coffey.

Services: Her family will receive friends at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 East Frances Road, New Lenox, Illinois on Saturday, December 27, 2014 from beginning at 10:00 am. A memorial service will begin at 12:00 Noon. Memorial Services in Monmouth are being planned in Monmouth and will be announced at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is charged with local arrangements.


Harold D. Ashby
posted on: 2009-05-15
Harold D. Ashby, age 65, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 3:55 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill. Harold was born on January 10, 1944, in Canton, Ill., the son of Robert and Leona Robison Ashby. Harold graduated from Valley High School. Harold served in the United States Air Force during Viet Nam.
Harold was previously married to Treva Williams.
Harold was a truck driver for 20 years. He loved watching Cardinal baseball and football and spending time fishing and spending time with his family. He enjoyed his computer and going to the boat.
Harold is survived by one son Chad Ashby of Monmouth, four grandchildren, Alexandria Ashby, Chandler Vanfleet, Karliegh Ashby and Khale Vanfleet. Also surviving are five brothers Kenneth Ashby (Sharon) of Knoxville, Ill., Jim Ashby (Lucille) of Gerlaw, Ill., Keith Ashby of Galesburg, Larry Ashby and Raymond Ashby of Knoxville.


Services: A memorial service will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. No visitation or calling hours are planned. Cremation has been accorded.


E. Eugene "Ike" Ashby
posted on: 2010-10-23
E. Eugene "Ike" Ashby, age 86, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at his residence on Friday October 22, 2010 at NOON. "Ike" was born on July 16, 1924 in Edina, Missouri and is the son of Delbert and Leta Bishop Ashby. He was raised and educated in Monmouth where he attended local schools. He was previously married to Harriett Myers in Kahoka, Missouri in 1942. He later married Mary A. McGee on January 21, 1978 in Oquawka, Illinois. Gene enlisted in the Air Force and served from 1942 to 1945 as a Corporal during World War II. After his service, and upon returning, Gene was employed twenty years as a lineman for Illinois Power Company in Monmouth, IL. He then worked ten years for Miller's Electrical Construction inn Vincennes, IN. "Ike" retired in 1986. Gene is a member of the J.W. Clendenin Post 2301 Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Oquawka Eagles Aerie # 4520. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
Surviving him is his wife Mary Ashby of Oquawka, Illinois and three daughters; Terry Cole of Florissant, Missouri; Patti Becker (Mark) of Cameron, Illinois; and Julia Stogdill of Oquawka, Illinois. Two sons survive, Larry Ashby (Cindy) of Galesburg, Illinois and Bryan Ashby of Oquawka, Illinois. Gene has ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren surviving. His sister Betty (Don) Anderson of St.Charles, Missouri survives and his aunt Dorothy Pinson of Colchester, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and three brothers.


Services: A grave side service with military honors will be on Wednesday October 27, 2010 at 10:30 am at the Oquawka Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be on Tuesday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Henderson County Relay for Life.


Harriett J. Ashby
posted on: 2013-05-14

Harriett Ashby, age 88, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 5:52 pm on Monday May 13, 2013 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on December 4, 1924 in Rock Island, Illinois and is the daughter of Fred G. and Mildred (Skidmore) Myers. She attended Monmouth High School and graduated in the class of 1942. She was previously married to Eugene Ashby on January 23, 1943 in Missouri. Harriett worked for many years at Monmouth Formfit and then Smolers before retiring in 1977. She provided childcare for several children in her home over the years. She enjoyed crafts, sewing, reading and playing games with her grandchildren. Harriett looked forward to picnics and outings. Harriett is survived by a son, Larry (Cindy) Ashby of Galesburg, Illinois; two daughters, Terry Cole of Florrissant, Missouri and Patti (Mark) Becker of Cameron, Illinois. Also surviving are five granddaughters; Stephanie Cole, Dara Duke, Christy Brakeville, Megan Downs, and Michelle Reynolds, one grandson; Stephen Ashby, and ten great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Doris Mahaffey, and her brother, Clifford Myers.

Services: A funeral service is planned for 2:00 pm, Friday, May 17, 2013, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. A visitation will be held from 12:00-2:00 pm on May 17, 2013 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at the Monmouth Cemetery. For more information, please visit Turnbullfuneralhomes.com.


Shirley L. Ator
posted on: 2010-12-31

Shirley L. Ator, age 49, of Oquawka, passed away at 9:40 p.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2010 in rural LaHarpe, Illinois. Shirley was born on January 17, 1961 in Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri while her father was serving in the United States Army. She graduated from Griggsville High School in 1979 and later graduated from Nursing School as a precursor to her 22-years of employment with Hope Haven in Burlington, Iowa. She made a comfortable and loving home for her children in Oquawka, Illinois. Shirley knew no stranger and was loved by all those she met. Shirley enjoyed a sense of adventure, was a sports fanatic, enjoyed teasing and playing practical jokes, loved to read and walk about the lake near Oquawka. This is an enormous loss to her family and many friends. We will eventually accept that she has left us to be at peace and leave behind the heavy burdens she must have carried. She is survived by her two children Christopher and Elisha Ator; parents Jean Arthur Pleus of Curryville, MO and Connie L. Sappington and David Sappington, step-father of Pittsfield, IL; five brothers: Jay (Jenifer), Gary (Sherry), Roger (Andi), Drake and Brandon (Jessica); and three sisters: Stella (David), Jackie (JJ) and Janeice; several aunts and uncles including Dan Miller of Griggsville, IL and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services: A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m., Monday, January 3, 2011, at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Her family will be present to receive friends from 10:00 a.m. till the time of the service at the funeral home. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Interment or her ashes will be at a later date in the Swiggert Cemetery in New Salem, Illinois. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established by her family. For more information please visit, www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.


Ralph F. Ault
posted on: 2013-07-19

Ralph F. Ault, age 95, entered heaven at 10:25 pm, July 18, 2013, at the Monmouth Nursing Home, where he a lived for the last 18 months. He was born on November 26, 1917 in Newberry, Indiana. After graduating from High School, Ralph saw an ad in the Prairie Farmer about work in Warren County, Illinois He came and met his future bride, Dorothy Schweitzer, from an adjoining farm. They were married for 60 years before she passed away. Ralph was a life-time farmer of both grain and livestock. After a hailstorm in 1942 destroyed the corn crop, he went to work evenings at Western Stoneware and stayed there for 53 years. Ralph was a member of the Sugar Tree Grove United Presbyterian Church, a Freemason, as well as a member of the Royal Arch Masons. He was fond of going to auctions. He especially loved his family and friends. Ralph was known for his kindnesses and how he shared with others. Surviving are his wife, Denise, five children, Wayne (Sue) Ault, Bill (Caroline) Ault, Ruth Ellen (Steve) Shimmin, and Peggy (Al) Kulczewski all of Monmouth, and Neal Ault of Peoria. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his great-grandchild, Vaughn Gambetta. All who knew him learned what love looks like for Ralph modeled love to all he met.

Services: celebration of Ralph's life is planned for 10:30 am, Monday, July 22, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. His family will be present one hour prior to the service to receive friends. Interment will follow at the Sugar Tree Grove Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Jamison Center in Monmouth or Sugar Tree Grove Church.


Dorothy P. Avery
posted on: 2010-01-21

Dorothy P. Avery, age 89, of Kirkwood, Ill., passed away at 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2010, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Ill. On March 12, 1920, Dorothy was born in Fulton County the daughter of Jessie and Caroline Sanford Fruit.
Dorothy was reared and educated in Prairie City, Ill.
Dorothy first married Elmer Jones. She later married Wilbur Avery. He preceded her in death on October 12, 1987.
Dorothy was a homemaker. She retired from Western Stoneware as a finisher after 10 years.
Her hobbies included playing bingo, going to the boat, playing cards, sewing, and traveling. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.
Survivors are daughter Mary Jane (Leon) Morris of Monmouth, two sons, Ronnie (Cathy) Jones of Virginia Beach, Virginia and Roger Jones of Galesburg, Ill. 20 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. Also surviving is one daughter-in-law, Gloria Embry Jones of Waretown, New Jersey.
Preceding Dorothy are her parents, both husbands, one son William Lee (Bill) Jones and son-in-law Wayne H. Clark.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood, Ill. Her family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, January 22 at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established.


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