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Olive V. Bailey
posted on: 2013-05-25

Olive V. Bailey, age 92, of Oquawka, Illinois passed away at the Blair House Hospice in West Burlington, Iowa on May 25, 2013 at 4:05 am. Olive was born on December 31, 1920 in Biggsville, Illinois and is the daughter of Cavart and Zella Milligan Bigger. She was reared and educated in the South Henderson community, where she attended rural school and the Gladstone High School. She graduated from Biggsville High School with the class of 1938. Olive married Clyde W. Bailey on November 20, 1940 in Biggsville, Illinois and he preceded her on September 8, 2003. Olive was a farm wife and assisted her husband Clyde in their farming operations in Henderson County for many years. She always was active on community committees and affairs. Olive and Clyde for a number of years purchased and lived in the former Henderson County Home, just outside of Oquawka, IL. Olive loved to play the piano and the organ and played church services, weddings, and funerals extensively in the Henderson County area. She for a number of years was active in the Oquawka United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Henderson County "Red Hat Society" Olive loved to work and tend to her garden and loved flowers. She was " Irish " through and through. Surviving are two daughters Beverly (Joe) Zielke of Little York, IL and Barbara (Darrell) Lathrop of Oquawka, IL. Two sons survive, Gary (Janice) Bailey of Oquawka, IL and Chuck (Gayle) Bailey of Oquawka, IL. Nine grandchildren, Lisa (Scott) Sloan, Roger (Stephanie) Zielke, Tom (Susan) Zielke, Tim (Susie) Zielke, Michele(Chad) Hallgren, Michael (Tania) Lathrop, Rebekah Bailey, Leah (Brian) Furness, and Kyle (Becca) Bailey. There are sixteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, grandson, Gary "Bud" Bailey II, and three brothers, and one sister

Services: A funeral service is planned on at 10:30 am on Thursday May 30, 2013 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. Her family plans a visitation on Wednesday evening at Turnbulls with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established for the Oquawka Ambulance Fund.


Ronald W. Baker
posted on: 2009-08-23
Ronald W. Baker, age 66, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at his residence in Bald Bluff township on Saturday evening, August 22nd, at 5:15 pm. Ron was born on August 22, 1943 in Greenbush Township of Warren County; and was the son of Donald Wayne Baker and Julia Irene VanVelsor. He was raised in Abingdon, Illinois where he attended the area schools. For many years Ronald was employed at Maytag in Galesburg, from which he retired. He most enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his brother Kendall Furniss and Shirley of Media, Illinois; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also an aunt Edna VanVelsor of St.Augustine, Illinois survives. Ronald is preceded in death by his parents, his foster father figure Gerald Preble, and two brothers, Donnie Baker and Robert Furniss.

Services: A graveside committal service is planned at the Avon Cemetery on Thursday August 27, at 11:00 am. Cremation has been accorded. No visitation or viewing is planned by his family. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for St.Jude's Childrens


Carol "Charlene" Baldwin
posted on: 2012-09-13
Charlene Baldwin, age 72, of Biggsville, passed away at 11:45 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the Oak Lane Nursing Rehab in Stronghurst, Ill. She was born on November 1, 1939 in Burlington, Ia. and is the daughter of Charles Carlton and Hazel Maxcine Hickman Baldwin. She was reared and educated in Henderson County and graduated from Biggsville High School. Charlene then attended Monmouth College and graduated from there in 1961. Charlene worked for 12 years for Dr.'s Miller Deischer in Kirkwood, Ill.. She then worked in the health care field for various agencies and nursing homes. Also Charlene worked for APEC in Burlington, Ia. for a time. She was a member of the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church, volunteered for the American Heart and Cancer Societies, was always interested in local activities, and she was an avid bowler. Charlene is survived by her cousins, many good friends, and the caring staff at Oak Lane Nursing Rehab. She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church in Biggsville, Ill. Interment will be in Biggsville Township Cemetery. Friends may call an hour prior to the service at the church. A memorial fund has been established for the Biggsville United Presbyterian Church or the Oak Lane Nursing Rehab in Stronghurst.


Elwood H. "Woody" Ball
posted on: 2008-03-04

Elwood H. " Woody " Ball, age 89, of Monmouth, passed away at 2:40 p.m., March 2, 2008, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. "Woody" was born August 9, 1918 in Coldwater, Michigan, and was the son of Edgar and Alma Barker Ball. He was reared and educated in Battle Creek, Michigan where he attended local schools through High School. He then attended and received a Bachelor's degree in music from the University of Michigan at Ann Harbor. Elwood entered the Army Air Corp in 1942 and was a First Lieutenant serving in Italy, Africa, Southern France, the Rhineland, and Central Europe and was discharged in 1945. Woody then returned to the University and earned his Master's degree, also in music. While in service, Elwood married Genevieve Joy Southworth at Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. "Woody" started playing the Organ and Pipe Organ when he was sixteen. After his college education, he came to Monmouth, Illinois and Monmouth College in 1953 where he served as a professor of music and also as Dean of Men and Dean of Students over the next thirty years. Woody established and served as the Director if the College's first Career Development Department prior to his retirement in 1983. He has been of the Presbyterian Faith since coming to Monmouth as a member of First United Presbyterian Church, then Grace United Presbyterian, and currently at Faith United Presbyterian Church. He has served as both a Deacon and Elder of his church. He also has been the Church organist and the Choir Director over that time and is currently titled as "Director of Music Ministry Emeritus. "Woody" enjoyed the Opera, bike riding, playing Golf, and photography. Music was his main Hobby and interest.
Surviving him is his Wife Genevieve Ball of Monmouth, Illinois; Three Daughters Janis Durr and Rob Wells of Charlotte, North Carolina; Judith Ball of Schaumburg, Illinois; and Pamela Gustafson and John of Plymouth, Minnesota; One Son Gregory "Pete "Ball of Monmouth, Illinois.
Six Grandchildren also survive Briony,Ashley, and Ian Ball, Gregory Rebecca, and Benjamin Gustafson. Preceding "Woody" in his death are his Parents, Two Brothers, and One Sister.


Services: A memorial service will be at Faith United Presbyterian Church on Friday March 7, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. Cremation has been accorded. The family requests in lieu of flowers, contributions are made to either Faith United Presbyterian Church, "Elwood Ball Memorial Music Fund" or "Monmouth College Elwood Ball Memorial Music Fund".
Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois is in charge of the arrangements



Gregory A. "Pete" Ball
posted on: 2009-11-27
Pete Ball, 57, passed away at home in Monmouth on Wednesday, November 25, 2009. He was born July 18, 1952 in Ann Arbor, MI to Genevieve and Elwood "Woody" Ball, and was raised and educated in Monmouth where he graduated from Monmouth High School in 1970 and Monmouth College in 1974. He married Jeannine Prevallet in 1983.
Pete was a talented and successful sales and marketing professional, beginning his career in sales with IBM and moving up to Johnson & Johnson where he was quickly promoted through 5 successively larger sales territories. His success in the field prompted J&J to take the unusual step of appointing a sales representative to a position in the corporate Marketing Department, where Pete began his marketing career as Manager, Sales Promotions. He was soon promoted to Product Director for some of J&J's nationally known first aid products. Next at Kendall-Futuro, he rose to Senior Market Manager managing all aspects of the Curad adhesive bandage brand's national marketing, advertising and promotions. Following similar positions at The Perrigo Co. and Fort James Co., Pete accepted a position as National Sales Manager for Wildlife Artists, Inc., a manufacturer of plush toys designed for the zoo, museum and aquarium market which he enjoyed most of all.
Pete's great loves were his family, his work, the Green Bay Packers (Go Pack!) and flying. Inspired by his adventurous mother who had herself learned to fly during WWII, he earned a private pilot's license while a student at Monmouth College. Family and friends all remember many summer evenings spent with him on a sunset flight over the Mississippi River.
Surviving him are his mother, Genevieve Ball of Monmouth, IL; daughter Ashley Ball and son Ian Ball of Phoenix, AZ; sisters Janis Durr (Rob Wells) of Charlotte, NC, Judy Ball of Schaumburg, IL and Pamela (John) Gustafson of Plymouth, MN; and 4 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Elwood "Woody" Ball.


Services: Friends are invited to join the family for a committal of ashes service on Saturday, December 19, 2009, at 11:30am, Monmouth City Cemetery. Following the service lunch will be served in the Fellowship Hall of Faith United Presbyterian Church, Monmouth.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Bridgeway, Inc., ATTN: Bill Nelson, 2323 Windish Drive, Galesburg, IL 61401 to support their important work.
Turnbull Funeral Home of Monmouth is serving the family.



Richard A. Ballard
posted on: 2012-07-18
Richard A. "Dick" Ballard, 85, of Monmouth, passed away on July 16, 2012 at the Monmouth Nursing Home at 9:44 pm. Dick was born November 23, 1926 in Rock Island, Illinois and is the son of John B. and Sue Parkman Ballard. His early life was in Dubuque, Iowa and LaHarpe, Illinois. He came to the Belmont and Little York area when he was in the fourth grade attending Belmont grade school and graduating from the Little York High School. Dick was drafted and served in the Army as a Technical Staff Sargent stationed in Germany. After returning he married Elizabeth (Betty) Bertelsen on December 28, 1946 in Monmouth, Illinois and she survives. Dick farmed in the Belmont and Little York area until 1960.He owned Automatic Farm Equipment - a dealership for Mix Mill feeding equipment (sales and repairs) along with general contracting . Dick had been a member of and president of the Little York village board, He was a member of the former Little York United Methodist Church, past president and member of Little York Lions Club, and was a volunteer fireman for a time. Surviving are his wife Betty Ballard of Little York, Illinois and six sons, John (Betty) Ballard, Jerry (Rose) Ballard of Little York, Jim (Lolla) Ballard of Monmouth, and Joe (Donna) Ballard of Kirkwood, Jeff (Peggy) Ballard, and Jay (Jean) Ballard of Little York, Illinois. . There are nineteen grandchildren and thirty-three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, and one great granddaughter and one great grandson.


Services: A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois with the family present from 10:00 to 11:00 prior to the service. Interment of his ashes and military honors will follow in the Little York Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for either the Salvation Army or the Jamieson Center of Monmouth, IL.


Lena L. Barnhouse
posted on: 2011-10-17
Lena L. Barnhouse, age 95, of Biggsville, Illinois; passed away on Sunday October 16th at 7:20 pm at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, Illinois. Lena was born January 30, 1916 in Princeton, Illinois and is the daughter of R. Dow and Clella M. Powell Evans. She was raised in Indianola, Iowa where she attended school and graduated High School in 1934. She was married to Garland Dean Redinger on January 8, 1937 in Bethany, Missouri. He preceeded her in death on April 3, 1967. She later was married to Francis E. Barnhouse on July 21, 1968 in Albany, Missouri. He also preceded her in death on April 20, 1985. Lena and her husband owned and operated Lena's Tavern in Albany, Missouri for eleven years. She also worked seven more years at Hogue Grocery also in Albany. After her husband Francis passed away she came to Biggsville, Illinois in 1989 and was a member of the Biggsville United Methodist Church. Surviving is one daughter Phyllis (Clark) Bickford of South Haven, Minnesota and six grandsons Jeffrey, Donald, and David Rice and Alan, Duane, and Evan Bickford and one granddaughter Tara Beth Rice. There are four great grandsons and six great granddaughters. She is preceded in death by her parents, husbands, one daughter Nancy Rice, one sister, and two brothers.

Services: The funeral service for Lena will be at 3:00 pm on Wednesday October 19th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, Illinois. Interment in Zoar Cemetery in Cainsville, Missouri will be on Thursday at 1:00 pm Friends may call at Turnbulls in Biggsville after Noon on Wednesday Oct.19. A memorial fund is being established.


Victor M. Bates
posted on: 2009-05-10
Victor M. Bates, age 68, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, on Saturday May 9th. Victor was born on February 9, 1941 in Ft.Madison, Iowa and is the son of Sanford and Geraldine Redd Bates. Victor was raised in the Ft.Madison area where he attended local schools. He was previously married to Kathryn McCutcheon, and later married Debra Link. Victor was employed thirty-three years at Maytag Corporation in Galesburg, Illinois where he was a fork lift operator and served as custodian. He retired in 1998. Victor loved cards, and going to the boat. He also enjoyed bowling and throwing darts. He also enjoyed old cars and just ridin' around.
Surviving are his sons, Victor Mills in Minnesota, Shiloh Bates, Matthew Burgess,Victor Bates Jr., Lance McCutcheon, and Shane McCutcheon, all of Monmouth, Illinois Daughters are Carolynn Harmon Gesling of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; April Sells and Rita McCutcheon both of Monmouth, IL. His special friend Brenda Sells survives and along with numerous Grandchildren.
Victor's brother Byron Marsh survives in Auburn, Washington and Two sisters survive Vanessa Hogue and Coleen Jones both of Ft. Madison, Iowa.
Preceding Victor in death would be his parents.


Services: A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Friday May 15th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Cremation has been accorded. Victor's family plans to receive friends prior to the funeral service from 9:30 am to the time of the service at the funeral home on Friday morning.
A memorial fund is being established for the Heart Association.



Dorothy L. "Dottie" Beal
posted on: 2014-03-23

Dorothy Lou Beal, 86, of Monmouth passed away March 21 at the Lighthouse in Silvis, Illinois. Dorothy Lou "Dottie" was born June 5th, 1927 in Southern Illinois. She was the daughter of Dee and Bertha Ellen Small. Dottie was raised in Marion, Illinois where she graduated from high school and then attended and graduated from the University of Illinois where she graduated and met Marion L. Beal. The couple married on February 8, 1948 at Wesley Foundation in Urbana, IL. He preceded her on March 19, 1999. Dottie loved her community. She was actively involved in the Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, the Chamber of Commerce Beautification Committee, and the Monmouth Garden Club. Dottie was a fifty-two year member of P.E.O. She also served as Willets School PTA President and as a scout leader. For many years she taught Sunday School as well as acting as Chairman of the Trustees at the Church. She was Treasurer of the Warren County YMCA while plans were made and completed to relocate the organization to it's present location. She was elected to and served for twelve years on the Monmouth School Board at a time when it was rare for a woman. She loved serving as a volunteer at Warren Achievement School and treated those children as her own. While doing all this, she still found time to plant daisies around many of the stop signs in town. Most importantly in her life were her faith, family, and friends. She always had time of others. Those left to "play ahead" her love and faith are her children Rich (Jane) Beal of Bloomington, IL, Ron (Claudia) Beal of Waco, TX; and Becky (Mark) Barnes of Cordova, IL. Seven grandchildren Sarah Tellefson, Nathan Barnes, Jane Jones, Josh Beal, John Barnes, Heather Wagner, and Nathanial Beal. There are sixteen great grandchildren. Her sister, Betty Jackson of Chicago, IL. also survives. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother Bob Small.

Services: A memorial service for Dottie Beal will be at the First United Methodist Church of Monmouth at 10:30 am on Saturday March 29, 2014. Cremation has been accorded. No committal of her ashes is planned at this time. Her family plans visitation and will receive friends on Friday evening at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Methodist church. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund is established for either First United Methodist Church or P.E.O. Dottie loved flowers. Her wishes were that in lieu of sending flowers to the family to please send them to a friend to brighten someone's day. She also wished that beautiful colors be worn to her service of celebration.


Donald R. "Sarge" Bearden
posted on: 2013-03-25

Donald R. " Sarge" Bearden, age 75, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 8:20 am at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, on March 25, 2013. Don was born on April 11, 1937 in Monmouth and is the son of Raymond and Hazel Meyer Bearden. Sarge was raised and schooled in Monmouth, Illinois and graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1955. Don was first married to Linda Swails. He later married Wanda J. (Harris) Knowles on February 12, 1977 in Monmouth, Illinois and she is surviving. Sarge began work at Cavanaugh Motors in Monmouth and then entered Civil Service working at the Armories in Monmouth, Rock Island and Macomb for thirty-two years. He also was a member of the 123rd Field Artillery, a Service Battery of 2nd Battalion in Rock Island, from which he retired as a Sargent First Class in 1992. Don enjoyed riding and motorcycles and was a member of Gold Wing Road Riders for which he served as Chapter director of IL H2 from 1992 to 1996. Sarge also was a member and officer of the Central Illinois club of the Mercedes Benz Club of America. He also was an officer of the Warren County Auxiliary Police for over twenty-five years. Don for a number of years tended bar at the Monmouth Country Club. and then owned and operated Sarge's Laundromat on South Main in Monmouth, for a number of years. Don was an avid fan of the Chicago Bears and Nascar Racing.
Don is survived by his wife, Wanda J. Bearden of Monmouth, one daughter Susan L. Bearden of Killeen, Texas; and one son Steven (Amy) Bearden of Monmouth, Illinois. There are two granddaughters Mindy and Amanda Bearden and three great grandchildren, Payton and Kamrynn Bearden and Jordan Robbins, all of Monmouth, Illinois. Sarge is preceded in his death by his parents, and one sister Harriett Giddings.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday morning 3/29 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment with Military honors will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. His family plans visitation for the hour prior to the service, receiving friends from ten to eleven at the funeral home.


Mary J. Becker
posted on: 2014-01-15

Mary J. Becker, age 96, of Little York, Illinois passed away at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois on January 14, 2014 at 1:45 p.m. She was born on March 24, 1917 in Monmouth,Illinois and is the daughter of John G. and Ida Elda Hull Goranson. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1935. She began work at General Telephone Company in Monmouth and became a supervisor in her latter years in the company. She married Harry S. Becker on September 5, 1945 in Monmouth, Illinois after which she retired from the phone company and became stay at home Mom for her family and raising her children. She loved to read and read everything, she loved sewing and doing crochet work. She is a member of the First Christian Church where she took care of the nursery. They moved to Texas in 1957 where she was a mom and grandma. They returned to Monmouth in 1967. Surviving her are three daughters, Susan (Alan) Welty of Thomson, IL., Alice Becker of Monmouth, IL, Idalu (Ron) Turnquist of Monmouth, IL., and two sons, Mark D. (Patti) Becker of Cameron, IL., H. Kevin Becker of Kirkwood, IL. there are thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren surviving. One brother B. I. Goranson of Monmouth, IL also is surviving. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, John, one grandson, one great grandson, and one brother, John.

Services: A funeral service is planned at 10:30 am Tuesday January 21, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL with burial to be in Andover Cemetery in Andover, Illinois following. Her family plans to receive friends at the funeral home for the hour prior to the service on Tuesday from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A memorial fund is being established for the Warren County Library.


Eugene C. Behnke
posted on: 2009-11-19

Eugene C. Behnke, age 82, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at his residence on Thursday morning November 19, 2009. Gene was born March 28, 1927 in Kewanee, Ill. and is the son of Henry and Anna Milligan Behnke. He was raised in Kewanee where he attended local schools and graduated from Kewanee High School. He then attended Monmouth College, graduated in 1951 and then received a masters degree in education and administration from the University of Colorado. Gene served in the United States Army in the Military Police during World War II serving in Italy (1945 to 1947). Gene married Dorothy Kern on June 9, 1951 in Monmouth. Gene's teaching career began at G&O High School in Henderson where he taught and coached. He then was math teacher and coach at Alwood High School in Woodhull for eight years. In 1961 he came to Monmouth and Monmouth High School where he taught math, coached football and wrestling, and served as Athletic Director. He also served as Principal at both Harding and Garfield elementary schools in Monmouth until his retirement. After retiring Gene taught math at Henry Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg for eight years. He has served on the board of the Warren County YMCA and the Monmouth College Alumni Board. He also is a member of the Monmouth College M Club. He is a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, and was an avid Chicago Bears Fan. Gene and Dorothy have been involved in the Ely, Minnesota area at Camp Voyageur where he has served as program director numerous years. They've enjoyed summering at their cabin in Ely for many summers. Gene also enjoyed being involved in the "Great Decisions" Program at Monmouth College, but his greatest love was his family and football.
Surviving him is his wife, Dorothy Behnke of Monmouth, two daughters Anna (Douglas) Thompson of Ely and Janie (Brian) Hecht of Arden Hills, Minnesota. Two sons survive and are David Behnke of Monmouth and John Behnke of Glendale, California. Three grandchildren Emma Thompson and Anna and Matthew Hecht are surviving. One brother survives: Donald (JoAnn) Behnke of Kewanee. Preceding him in death are his parents, one brother Raymond and a sister Margaret Durham.


Services: A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday November 23, 2009 at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth. Cremation has been accorded. His family plans to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is established for Jamieson Center in Monmouth.


Lewis E. Bell
posted on: 2012-05-24

Lewis Edwin Bell, 64, of East Galesburg, passed away on May 19, 2012 at his residence. He was born on April 1, 1948 in Monticello, KY and is the son of Welby and Ethel Marcum Bell.. He attended school at Monmouth High School. On November 29, 1969 he married Bonnie Millard, she survives. Lewis worked at Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, Ill. for 42 years. He was a practical joker with a great sense of humor. Lewis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his wife.
Lewis is survived by his loving Bonnie Bell, two sons; Joseph L. Bell (Kathryn) and Joshua W.( Carrie ) Bell. One daughter Jennifer Loraine, three granddaughters; Dierdra H. Roller (Jason), Melissa K.Bell, and Alicia H. Brown. Four grandsons; Andrew L. Bell, Pasha Bell-Frizzell, Aric Bell, and Joshure Fisher. Also surviving are two sisters; Alice Friday (Jerry) and Bonnie Bell (Indiana), six half brothers, and five half sisters. Numerous step brothers and sisters.
He was preceded in death by his parents.


Services: Cremation will be accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be at Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, Illinois on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established by his family.


Sharon L. "Sheri" Bellinger
posted on: 2008-12-16
Sharon L. "Sheri" Bellinger, age 61, of Little York, Illinois, passed away at 3:35 p.m. on Monday, December 15, 2008, at her residence. Sheri was born on Jan 7, 1947 in Keithsburg, Illinois, the daughter of Carl S. and Betty Louck Krusmark.
Sheri was raised in Keithsburg and attended Keithsburg Schools.
She married Lloyd A. Bellinger on August 13,1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada. He survives.
Sheri worked at Western Stoneware in Monmouth, Illinois, for a number of years. Early on in her marriage to Lloyd, she was homemaker and was very much a part of their trucking and excavating business doing the books and keeping track of phone calls. She was a wonderful asset to the business. Sharon also worked at PASS Adult Education in Monmouth, in housekeeping for a time.
Sharon enjoyed cooking, reading, planting flowers, mowing, shopping, going out to eat, creating specialty pottery at Western Stoneware in the lab, buying gifts for others and wrapping them beautifully to give and being with her family. She was always doing something for someone else -giving her time and resources to others.
She is survived by Lloyd A. Bellinger of Little York, two daughter, Tia R. Walters and Mike of Kirkwood, Illinois, Diana Rupe and Jerry of Little York, five sons, Dana Fuller of Monmouth, Todd D. Cosgrove and Alecia of Port Orchard, Washington, Terry Bellinger and Penny of Little York, Wesley Bellinger and Nikki of Monmouth and Lloyd E. Bellinger of Oneida, Illinois, her mother Betty Krusmark of Keithsburg, 17 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, one sister Carol Wagner and Dave of Altamonte Springs, Florida and two brothers Kendall Krusmark of Keithsburg and Bob Krusmark of Little York.
She is preceded in death by her father, one brother David Krusmark and one son David Bellinger.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. No services are being planned by her family. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for either St. Mary Medical Center or American Cancer Society. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


William Henry Benner, Jr.
posted on: 2011-10-24

William H. Benner, Jr., age 74, of Gerlaw, Ill., passed away at 6:28 p.m., Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Marigold Rehab and Health Center in Galesburg, Ill. He was born on April 30, 1937 in Springfield, Ill., he is the son of William H., Sr., and Teresa Quinn Benner. He was reared and educated in Ohio and Galesburg schools. Bill served in the National Guard for a time. He married Junellyn Harvey on November 12, 1966 in Monmouth, she survives. Bill worked as a Route Representative for the Clean Towel Service, Means Service, Artex, and the Knox Laundry in Galesburg for 39 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being outdoors, and camping with his family. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus in Monmouth for over 25 years. Bill was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth.
Bill is survived by his wife, Junellyn Benner of Gerlaw, one daughter Kimberly Benner of Galesburg, Ill., one son William H. Benner, III (Julie) of Paxton, Ill., grandchildren; Felicia Benner of Galesburg, David Tuthill of Galesburg, Avery Benner of Paxton, Ill, and Finley Benner of Paxton, Ill. Also surviving is one sister Pat Lowery of St. Louisville, Oh., and one brother Donald Beckstead of St. Louisville, Oh.
He was preceded in death by his parents.


Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011 at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Gerlaw Cemetery. No visitation hours are planned by his family. A memorial fund has been established and will be designated at a later date.


Dorothy M. Bennett
posted on: 2013-12-26

Dorothy M. Bennett, age 94, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois on Wednesday December 25, 2013 at 10:20 am. Dorothy was born on August 8, 1919 in Mt.Sterling, Illinois and is the daughter of Maine "Pete" and Edna Brown Perry. She was raised in Mt. Sterling where she attended local schools. She was married to Lawrence Bennett on December 9, 1946 in Monmouth, IL and he preceded her in death in October of 1963. Dorothy was employed at Western Stoneware and then at Formfit Company, both of Monmouth, Illinois. She then was employed at Admiral Corporation of Galesburg, IL until her retirement. Dorothy is a member of and very active in Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, Illinois where she also served as a custodian. She also was a member and was active as a volunteer for Community Memorial Hospital of Monmouth, Illinois. She loved everyone and was very devoted to her family and her church family. Surviving are one daughter, Marsha (Terry) Neal of Monmouth, Illinois, and one son, Tony (Tammy) Bennett of Victoria, Illinois. There are eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren are surviving. Her sister Lucille Reische of Mt. Sterling, Illinois also survives. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, one son, Larry, one grandson, Ryan, and one brother, Henry Perry.

Services: A funeral service will be on Monday, December 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth. Burial will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Her family will receive friends on Sunday, December 29, 2013 from 1:00-3:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is established for Immanuel Baptist Church.


Robert John Bergthold
posted on: 2013-10-13

Robert J. Bergthold, age 60. of Monmouth, Illinois passed away on October 11, 2013 at his daughters residence in Monmouth. Robert was born May 15, 1953 in Ft.Madison, Iowa and is the son of Carl H. and Eleanor E McLean Bergthold. He was raised in Ft. Madison and attended local schools and his school for the deaf. Robert assisted his local frineds at several of the local taverns in Oquawka, Illinois. He loved playing slot machines and being on "Facebook". He loved his family and friends most.
He is survived by his daughter, Samantha (Jerry Fye) Siens of Monmouth, Illinois and her granddaughter Zoey Siens. His girl friend Ora May Siens also is surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers and three sisters.


Services: As with his wishes, cremation has been accorded, and a memorial service is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Thursday October 17. 2013 at 2:00 pm
A visitation is planned from 1:00 to 2:00 for the hour prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. A memorial fund is being established by his family and may be left at the funeral home, with the service.



Helen M Bersted
posted on: 2011-06-05

Helen M. Bersted, age 87, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois on June 1, 2011 at 6:30 pm. She was born May 20, 1924 in rural Swan Township of Warren County and is the daughter of Ira W and Naomi Cochran Huston. Her grade school years were at Parker rural school in Point Pleasant Township of the county. She attended Roseville High School and graduated in 1942. Helen then attended and graduated from Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, Illinois where she received her degree in Physical Education. Helen married George M. Bersted on June 21, 1947 in Roseville, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 2, 1997. Helen came to Monmouth College and with Mary Fleming developed the Women's physical education major for the college. She worked as an instructor in physical education at Monmouth College from 1946 to 1948. She then prided herself at being a stay at home mom from 1948 to 1959. In 1959, along with Dr. James and Lou Ebersole, she became involved with the planning for the development of Warren Achievement School in Monmouth She began as secretary of the board of directors and volunteered as co-director from 1963 to 1974. In 1975 she became the chairman of the United Way Campaign in Warren County and served on the board of directors from 1976 to 1979. Helen then served as Executive Director of the Warren County United Way from 1979 and until her retirement in 1996, overall 22 years. Helen is a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church and has served as Deacon. She also served a term on the board of directors of Jamieson Center of Monmouth during the 1960s. From 1973 to 1978 she served on the board of the Warren County YMCA. She also was a member of Civic Club locally and joined the Monmouth Rotary Club in 1998 and to the present. She also was a member of the OSF Holy Family Auxillary and was a founder, serving on the first board of directors, of the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series.
Surviving Helen are three daughters Debbie (Russell) Stanton, Judy (Steve) Andrews, and Nancy Bersted, all of Monmouth. Two sons, William Bersted of Belvidere, Illinois and Mark (Laura ) Bersted of Olathe, Kansas. There are nine grandchildren and four step grandchildren and two great grandchildren and nineteen step great grandchildren surviving. Her sister Barbara McCreight of Jeffersonville, IN and brother John C. Huston of Homewood, Illinois survives. A number of nieces and nephews also survive. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother.


Services: A funeral service will be 11:00 am on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends on Tuesday evening June 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service. A memorial fund is being established for either Faith United Presbyterian Church, the Warren County United Way, or the Warren Acheivement Center, all in Monmouth, IL


William M Bersted
posted on: 2013-07-06
William M Bersted, 62, of Monmouth formerly of Belvidere, IL passed away June 28, 2013.
Bill was born January 16, 1951 in Monmouth, the son of George and Helen Bersted. He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1969 and attended Eureka College and Worsham College of Mortuary Science and later got his degree in Nursing Home management from Washington University in St.Louis, Missouri
Bill worked as a nursing home administrator in the Rockford, IL area for over 30 years. He was Past President of the Illinois County Nursing Home Association of Illinois. Bill was a board member of the Boone County Council on Aging and volunteered for various civic and community service organizations in Belvidere, IL.
He is survived by three sisters, Debbie (Russell) Stanton, Judy (Steve) Andrews and Nancy Bersted all of Monmouth and a brother, Mark (Laura) Bersted of Olathe, KS in addition to numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents.


Services: A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, August 5th at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A visitation with the family receiving friends will be Monday, August 5th from 10:00-11:00 am immediately preceding the visitation. A memorial fund has been established for the Nancy Bersted Trust.


R. Elizabeth Bethell
posted on: 2008-05-22

Elizabeth "Libby" Bethell, age 79, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 3:00 am on May 22, 2008 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Elizabeth was born May 9, 1929 in rural Monmouth, and is the daughter of Chalmer and Rachael Monticue Lovdahl. She was raised in the Monmouth area and attended local rural schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1948. She attended AIT Business School in Davenport, Iowa. She married Paul Bethell on February 23, 1950 in Monmouth. He survives.
Libby was a bookkeeper for 47 years at the Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac dealerships to include; Barrows and Addlemen, Ray Green Motors, Jack O'Brian Motors, and Bruce Foote.
She retired in 1995. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. Libby enjoyed crocheting, camping, loved cooking out with her family, playing on the computer, enjoyed watching Soaps, and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband Paul J. Bethell of Monmouth, one daughter, Deborah Skees Dotson of Macomb, and one son Dennis Bethell and Susie of Monmouth, grandchildren; Pete Skees of McHenry, Illinois, Jason Skees of Macomb, Jeremy Skees of Macomb, and Amy Rogers of Monmouth. Also surviving are ten great grandchildren, one sister, Becky Hartman and Reverend Henry of Nickerson, Kansas, four brothers Creighton Lovdahl and Barbara, of Monmouth, Martin Lovdahl and Renie of Oquawka, Illinois, Cecil Lovdahl and Kay and Jim Lovdahl and Suzanne both of Monmouth, two sisters-in-law Judy Lovdahl of Monmouth and Bonnie Lovdahl of Senatobia, Mississippi.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers; John and Ted and two sisters; Bessie Snider and Blanche Icenogle and one infant sister and one infant brother.


Services: A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg. The family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's on Saturday from Noon to 1:00 p.m. A memorial fund is being established for the Warren County Relay for Life.


Lula V. Bickell
posted on: 2012-02-19
Lula V. Bickell, age 95, of Monmouth, passed away at 9:30 a.m., February 17, 2012 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth. She was born on January 18, 1917 in Rocky Branch, Ky., and is the daughter of George and Essie Bell Phipps. Lula married Charles Bickell on June 6, 1937 in Monmouth, he preceded her in death in 1982. She worked at Western Stoneware in Monmouth for 23 years. Lula enjoyed a large garden, reading, and playing the piano and organ. She received the Distinguished Service Award from the First Church of the Nazarene for teaching Sunday School numerous years.
Lula is survived by two sons; John Bickell (Ruth) of Galesburg, Ill., Tim Bickell of Wahiawa, Hi., six daughters; Joyce Hazelwood (Al) of Tyler, Tx., Juanita Hart (Wayne) of Kirkwood, Ill., Elva Cox of Galesburg, Ill., Norma Nuckles (Roger) of Monmouth, Judy Andrews (Jim) of Chaparrel, Nm., and Kathy Levine (Rick) of Monmouth. Also surviving is one brother, Jim Phipps of Austin, Tx., one sister, Audrey Anderson of Galesburg, Ill., and 23 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 12 great great grandchildren, and 2 great great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, two son-in-laws, four sisters, one brother, and one grandson


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Kirkwood, Ill. Her family will be present Tuesday evening at the funeral home from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the St. Jude's Children Hospital.


Harry A. Bickerton, Sr.
posted on: 2008-03-26

Harry A. Bickerton, Sr., age 79, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Oneida, Illinois at the home of his daughter. Harry was born on February 20, 1929, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania the son of Harry and Mary Dick Bickerton.
Harry was reared in Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Business from Western Illinois University and attended Garrett Seminary.
Harry served in the United States Army, seeing combat during the Korean Conflict. He earned many Citations, Recognitions, and awards including the Silver Star, and the Korean War Service Medal.
Harry was married to F. Deane Biggs for 31 years.
Harry served the United Methodist Churches in Western Illinois area from 1962 - 1970. He worked at Wilson Foods doing office work from 1970 - 1975 . Harry was a braider operator at Gates in Galesburg from 1976 - 1982. Lastly he drove a bus for the Warren Achievement 1984-1998, until his retirement.
Harry enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening especially his strawberry patch, baking and cooking, woodworking crafts and was an avid Cardinal fan.
He is survived by two daughters Esther Crain of Ohio, Pauline (Brian) McClay of Oneida, three sons,
Allen Bickerton of Monmouth, David (Kathleen) Bickerton of Galesburg, Illinois, and Mark (Sandy) Bickerton of Woodhull, Illinois, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Palfrey of Florida and Dorothy Barness of Pennsylvania. Harry is also survived by a special friend, Claire Felderman of LaClair, Iowa.
He is preceded in death by his parents and Aunt Jean.


Services: A funeral service will 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Visitation will be at Turnbull's on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30. Entombment with military honors will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established, and will be designated at a later date.


Virgil Bigger
posted on: 2008-09-08

Virgil L. Bigger, age 58, Passed away at 9:25 a.m., Sunday, September 7, 2008, at his residence in Biggsville, Illinois. Virgil was born on June 8, 1950 in Burlington, Iowa. He is the son of Lonnie R. and Betty Jane Rogers Bigger. Virgil was reared and educated in the Henderson county area. He married Nancy Brown on April 27, 1973 in Monmouth, Illinois.
Virgil was employed at various business including; Heil Ice Company in Burlington, IA producing ice blocks, he then worked for a time at the Gypsum Plant in Mediapolis, IA. He also worked at Faye's Meat Packing Plant in Abingdon, IL, he drove a semi truck for a time, and most recently he worked as a roofer. Virgil enjoyed building model cars, going to auctions, watching NASCAR races, riding horses. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivng Virgil is his former wife, Nancy Bigger of Mediapolis, Ia, two daughters; Sheila Brockett of Biggsville, and Julie Bigger of Elgin, IL. Two Brothers; Lonnie Bigger Jr., of Biggsville, and Terry Bigger of Gladstone, IL. Two sisters; Mary Bigger of Gladstone and Peggy Bigger of West Burlington, IA. Also surviving are two gandchildren; William Brockett , Sheldan Brockett, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, two brothers; Dino Bigger and Brace Bigger, one sister; Ruth Bigger and one niece; Wendy Bigger.


Services: A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, September 11, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville. Inurnment will be in Biggsville Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday morning at Turnbull's in Biggsville. A memorial fund is being established.


Richard "Dick" W Bigger
posted on: 2009-08-01

Richard W. "Dick" Bigger, age 72, of Biggsville, Ill., passed away Thursday, July 30, 2009, at his residence in Biggsville. Dick was born on March 16, 1937, in Gladstone, Ill., the son of Samuel E. and Leota E. Dye Bigger.
Dick was raised in the Gladstone area and attended Lynnville school, Gladstone Grade School and G. and O. High School.
Dick married Dixie Lee Henshaw on August 24, 1956 in Biggsville. She survives.
Dick began farming in Gladstone and farmed with Charles and John Allaman and Reed Beal. He worked for the Gladstone Twp. as a Road Maintenance worker.
He enjoyed visiting with family and friends, country and Blue Grass music. He loved his pets and mowing. Dick was a hard worker and a family man.
Dick is survived by his wife Dixie Bigger of Biggsville, on daughter Carol Poncelow and Tim of Joy, Ill., two sons, Richard Bigger Jr. and Wendy of Gladstone, and Rick Bigger and Denise of Gladstone. Also surviving are five grandchildren Stephanie Reckers, Nick Bigger, Tanner Bigger, Amber Bigger and David Poncelow and one great granddaughter Shawna Schroder, two sisters, Maribeth Siler of Peoria, Ill. and Jane Weir of Gladstone and several nieces and nephews.
Dick is preceded in death by his parents, one brother Ronald Bigger, three brother-in-laws, one niece and 2 nephews.


Services: A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2009, at the Biggsville Cemetery. No visitation and calling hours are being planned by the family. A memorial fund is being established Henderson County Humane Society.


John W. Bird
posted on: 2011-04-06

John William Bird, age 78, of Monmouth and formerly of Little York, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on April 5th, 2011 at 11:02 pm. John was born September 19,1932 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Harry and Beatrice Bryans Bird. John was raised near and attended school in Seaton, IL. He graduated from Seaton High School in 1951. He served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army 1st Armored Division from February of 1953 to February of 1955. John married Dolores Sage on June 22, 1953 in Davenport, Iowa and she is surviving. John, for many years, was employed as a Food and Drug Inspector for the Illinois Department of Public Health.
John was an active member and competitor in the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He was one of the founders of the Front Loaders Gun Club of Warren, Co. IL, and a member of the Galesburg Auto Club, and the Peoria Crawling T's Club. John portrayed a period blacksmith at Lincoln's New Salem Historic Site, St. Petersburg, IL on many occasions.
Survivors include his wife Dolores Bird of Monmouth, IL, three sons Garry (Mary) Bird of Champaign, IL. Randy (Faith) Bird of Davenport, IA. and Bryan (Jennifer) Bird of East Peoria, IL. One daughter, Melanie Breuer of Chandler, AZ. There are ten grandchildren and nine great grandchildren surviving. John is preceded in death by his parents and twin sisters, Marilyn Bird and Marge Bruner.


Services: A funeral service will be on Saturday April 9, 2011 at 11:00 am at the Village Baptist Church in Alexis, Illinois Interment will be in Norwood Cemetery. His family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm A memorial fund is being established for Faith Bible Church in Monmouth,IL


Dwight E Bird
posted on: 2012-12-17

Dwight E. Bird, age 69, of Monmouth; passed away at 3:56 pm at his Lake Warren residence on Sunday Dec.17, 2012. Dwight was born on June 12, 1934 in the rural Monmouth area and is the son of Orus Thomas and Beulah Edell Nelson Bird. Dwight was raised in Galesburg where he attended public schools and graduated from Galesburg High School with the class of 1952. Dwight married Maxine Reischling on October 18, 1963 in Monmouth, Illinois and she is surviving. Dwight first worked at OMC Gale Products where he worked for thirty years in maintenance. He then was employed by Winnefred Zay at Torley Hardware of Monmouth for several years. He then was employed by Munson Transportation as an over the road driver for a number of years. Lastly he drove for Twomey Company based out of Little York, Illinois until his retirement. Dwight has always been most involved in the activities of the Class of 1952. He enjoyed traveling and woodworking, building cabinets and many things in general. Generally he liked fixing and repairing anything at hand. He enjoyed working out of doors. Dwight is survived by his wife, Maxine of Lake Warren, daughter Sarah (Jerry) Johnson of Green Valley, Illinois; sons Wesley Bird of Monmouth, Illinois and Tim (Darlene) Bird of St. Charles, Missouri. Also surviving is one daughter in law, Meleia Bird of Monmouth, Illinois, six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren and his sister Bernice Livingston of Galesburg, Illinois A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Cleo.


Services: He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother Cleo.
Cremation has been accorded, and a visitation and service is planned on Wednesday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established by his family



Peter P. Bishop
posted on: 2008-11-05
Peter Paul Bishop, age 34, of Berwick, Illinois, passed away on November 1, 2008, at Putney's Landing, rural Keithsburg, Illinois. Peter was born December 7, 1973, in Galesburg, Illinois. He is the son of Junior and Patricia Pieper Bishop. He was raised in the Berwick area, and attended school in both Monmouth and Roseville. He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1992. He was currently employed at the Berwick Grain company in Berwick. He enjoyed tinkering with his vehicles, playing video games, and fishing.
Surviving Peter are his parents, Patty and Junior Bishop of Berwick, one sister, Patsy and Rex Meyer of Abingdon, Illinois, two brothers; Michael E. and Cathleen Bishop of Berwick, and Ronald E. and Shelley Bishop of Monmouth. Also surviving is Peter's maternal grandfather, William Pieper of Berwick.
Preceding Peter in death is his maternal grandmother, paternal grandparents, and one nephew.


Services: A memorial service for Peter Bishop will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 7, 2008, at the First Assembly of God Church in Abingdon. Cremation has been accorded. No viewing or visitation is planned by his family. A memorial fund is established for the First Assembly of God Church in Abingdon, Illinois.


Sharon L. Bishop
posted on: 2011-10-10
Sharon L. Bishop, age 68, of Monmouth, passed away on October 9, 2011 at her residence. She was born on July 27, 1943 in Warren County, Ill., the daughter of Irvine Eugene and Gladys Thomas Sage. She was reared and educated in Warren County and attended Monmouth Public Schools and graduated from Roseville High School. She married Ted W. Bishop on September 27, 1962 in Good Hope, Ill., he preceded her in death on November 29, 2007. Sharon worked at Butler Manufacturing for over 30 years. She enjoyed bingo, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, horses and collecting dolls.
Sharon is survived by her grandson Jason M. Bishop of Monmouth, and two granddaughters; Kayla Bishop and Rachel Bishop both of Monmouth, two brothers; Richard Sage (Linda) of Aledo, Ill., and Alan Sage (Melody) of Sampsel, Mo., four sisters; Donna Becker (Bob) of Monmouth, Nancy Wheeler of Kirkwood, Ill., Cindy Brant of Monmouth, and Linda Sage of Galesburg, Ill.. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Chris Bishop, and her sister Diane Chewning.


Services: A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth from 1:00 p.m. till 2:00 p.m.. A graveside committal of ashes will be at 2:00 p.m. at Monmouth Cemetery following the gathering at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society specifically for Leukemia.


Lois E. Bishop
posted on: 2012-08-10

Lois E. Bishop, age 91, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at the Monmouth Nursing Home on Thursday August 9, 2012 at 2:15 pm. Lois was born on May 17, 1921 in Davenport, Iowa and is the daughter of Tom and Charlotte Sedwick Nicholaides. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. She was married to William T. Bishop on April 20, 1945 in Miami Beach, Florida. He preceded her in death on August 30, 2000. Lois was a homemaker and was employed fourteen years at the F.W. Woolworth store in Monmouth. She also was a member of the Warren County Genealogical Society, Edwards River Rock Club, and enjoyed quilting and sewing.
She is survived by her daughter Vicki L. (Michael) Saeger of Peoria, Ill., one son Gary J. Bishop of Magnolia, Ill., Four grandsons Dustin, Jeffery, and Brian of Colorado, and Nicklaus of Wyanet, Ill. Five great grandsons, Brandon, Sawyer, Kaden, Kollin, and Elliott also are surviving.
She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, William T, and two brothers.


Services: A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth. No calling hours are planned. A memorial fund has been established for the Hospice Compassus or Monmouth Nursing Home.


William L. Blake
posted on: 2008-05-15

William L. Blake, age 77, of Monmouth, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Marigold Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Galesburg, Illinois. William was born on April 30, 1931 in Monmouth, Illinois. He was reared and educated in the Monmouth and Henderson County area. He married Theda Charlene Thompson on October 17, 1956 at Sugar Tree Grove Church, she preceded him on November 17, 1991.
William was first employed by his uncle Russell Blake doing water well drilling. Then he went to work for G. Olen Keister "Keisters" tire center for a number of years. He then worked at Western Stoneware for a number of years also. He finally went to work at Ralph Wells Pet Food for a number of years until his retirement. William is a former member of the Monmouth Eagles Aerie, and he enjoyed tinkering outside and around the yard.
surviving William is one son; Chuck Blake Sr. and Lucretia of Moore, Oklahoma , granddaughters; Tamera N. Blake of Monmouth, Ranette M. Lindsey of Sacremento, California, Janie S. Culver and Joshua of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Grandsons; Charles C. Blake Jr. and Chrissy of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Kris A. Blake of Monmouth. Also surviving are nine Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one half brother.


Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2008, at Turnbull's in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery.


Delbert J. Blindt
posted on: 2013-02-04

Delbert J. Blindt, age 82, of Biggsville, Illinois passed away at his residence on Monday, February 4, 2013 at 11:30 am. Delbert was born on December 14, 1930 and is the son of Harry J. and Ida M. (Krittenbrink) Blindt. Delbert received his early education in West Point Iowa where he attended local schools. "Del" was inducted into the Marine Corps and proudly served his country in the Korean War as a radio operator. He was honorably discharged in January, 1954. Delbert was married to Bertha L. Krow on December 1, 1956 in West Point, Iowa, and she is surviving. Upon his return, he attended the Zach Monroe Barber School in Peoria, Illinois and he received his barbers certification in January of 1957. Delbert began his apprenticeship and employment with "Burts" Barber Shop in Carthage, Illinois. He then purchased the barbering business of John Hickman in Biggsville, Illinois opening "Dels" Barber Shop which he has operated locally up until this last year. Delbert was one of a few with the ability and willingness to cut " flattops" and cut hair for many in their own homes and in the nursing home. He was a member of St.Andrews Catholic Church in Oquawka, Illinois and presently a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth, Illinois. He also was a member of the Biggsville American Legion.
Surviving him are his wife, Bertha L. Blindt of Biggsville, Illinois, one daughter, Christina M. (Jerry) Carnes of Biggsville, Illinois, and one son, Mark E. (Teresa) Blind, also of Biggsville, Illinois. Eight grandchildren, Michael J. (Kim Wilson) Blindt II of Monmouth, IL; Tyler (Natalie) Blindt of Gladstone, IL; Cheyenne Blindt of Marshalltown, IA, Teigan Blindt of Grandger, IA; Scott Blindt of Burlington, IA; Noah (Kelly) Blindt of Farmington, IL; Jason (Stephanie) Carnes, and Brenda Carnes, both of Biggsville, IL. Six great Grandchildren and five step great grandchildren. One sister, LaVerne (Tom) Bartlett in Green Valley, Arizona, and three brothers, Ed (Anita) Blindt of West Point, IA; Adrian Blindt of Topeka, KS; Kenneth (Kathy) Blindt of Shelbyville, TN. Several Nieces and Nephews also are surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 son Michael, and 2 Brothers...Roland Blindt and Richard Blindt


Services: A prayer service and visitation are planned on Friday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, IL at 5:00 pm. His family plans visitation with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 following the prayer service. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church on Saturday February 9, 2013 with burial to follow in the Biggsville Township Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for Juvenile Diabetes. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhome.com.


Patricia Kay Blue
posted on: 2009-12-07

Patricia Kay Blue, age 68, passed away at 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2009, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill. On March 5, 1941, Kay was born in Monmouth, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Louise Rammage Helton.
Kay was reared in Roseville, Ill. and attended Roseville Schools. She also completed her G.E.D. On April 29, 1967, she married Walter Blue in Galesburg, IL and he survives.
For 22 years Kay was employed at Galesburg Mental Health Center in it's dietary department and also in property control until it's closing in 1986. She then was Dietary Manager at Hill Correction Center in Galesburg for eighteen years until retiring in 2002. Kay enjoyed bowling in both the Roseville and Monmouth Lanes and reading. She also enjoyed helping with and was a volunteer for the Warren County Special Olympics. Her primary interest was her family.
Surviving Kay are her husband Walter Blue of Monmouth, two daughters Stacey (Randall) Meth of Broken Arrow, Okla., and Robin Cooper of Monmouth and one son Ed Cooper of Monmouth and a step son Rodney (Cindy) Blue and a step daughter Crista Blue, both of Galesburg. There are three grandchildren, Dustin (Morgan) Olinger, of San Diego, Calif., Justin (Mamye) Blue of Monmouth, and Shanea Meth of Ft. Smith, Arkansas and five great grandchildren, two sisters Jean (Jerry) Kindhart of Roseville, Ill. and Carol (Roger) Norris of Industry, Ill., and one brother Jon W. Helton of San Francisco, Calironia. She has five nephews and four nieces. Preceding her in death are her parents, two sisters and one brother.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service is being planned at 2:00 pm on Wednesday December 9th at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for the Warren County Special Olympics.


Walter , Blue
posted on: 2012-09-06

Walter Blue, age 86, of Monmouth, IL. passed away at his residence in Monmouth on Wednesday September 5, at 7:44 pm. Walter was born on September 25, 1925 in Brooksville, Mississippi and is the son of Reverend V.D. and Laura Belle Clayton Blue. His early life in Mississippi, Walter came to Monmouth at the age of fourteen and resided with the Ed and Pauline Patterson family. In 1944 Walter entered the U.S.Army and served in both World War II and the Korean War attaining the rank of Sargent First Class. Walter continued to serve until retiring from the Army reserves in 1975. Walter was first married to Florence Gibson and then later married Kay Brahmstedt on April 29, 1967 in Galesburg, Illinois. She preceded him on December 3, 2009. Walter first worked as a cement finisher and plasterer in the Monmouth area. He then was employed at the John Deere East Moline Works where he worked from 1964 to his retirement in 1987. Walter has been a member of St. James A.M.E. Church of Monmouth for over sixty years serving on it's Steward Board. Walter also served on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and also the Community Medical Center Care at Home. He is a member of Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 American Legion, the W.L. Darrow Masonic Lodge # , the Tri-Cities Consistory No. 82, the Masqat Temple #141, the Warren County YMCA, and the Community Medical Center Auxialary. Walter has received many local recognitions including, Volunteer of the Year by Warren County YMCA , Layperson of the Year from the Monmouth Kiwanis Club, and the Bruce Shimmin Volunteer of the year award. Walter loved to swim at the YMCA, he loved baseball and especially the yearly Old Timers Game in Monmouth, and also was an avid " Street Walker "
Walter is survived by two sons Rodney (Cindy) Blue of Galesburg, Illinois and Ralph (Ella) Brooks of Gainsville, FL.; three daughters Christa Blue of Galesburg, Illinois; and Stacey ( Randy) Meth of Monmouth, IL and Cindy Brooks of Watertown, MA. Walter raised his grandson Dustin (Morgan) Olinger in his home and also has four additional grandsons and one granddaughter. He has two great granddaughters and three great grandsons. There is one sister surviving, Ernestine (John) Harris, of Memphis, TN. Walter has an adopted family to include, the late Charles and Sandy Patterson of Monmouth, and Harry (Molly) Patterson of Atlanta, GA., and five sisters Hattie Wallace, Theresa (James) Russell, Sharon Patterson, Carol (Gabriel) Randolph all of Monmouth, and Connie Lucas of Springfield, MO. Special friends survive, Ed and Robin Cooper of Monmouth,IL. Preceding Walter in death are his parents and four brothers and six sisters.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service and military Honors will be at Noon on Tuesday September 11, 2012 at the American Legion in Monmouth, Illinois. Fellowship will follow the memorial service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial funds are being established for Illinois Area 4 Special Olympics, or St. Judes's Childrens Hospitals, or OSF Holy Family Auxiliary.



Dale Ernest Blunt,
posted on: 2010-07-10

Dale Ernest " Ernie" Blunt, age 78, of Knoxville, Illinois; passed away at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville, on July 10, 2010 at 4:03 am. He was born December 3, 1931 in Greenbush, Illinois and is the son of Elton R and Eva Vandaveer Blunt. Ernie was raised in the Greenbush area and attended local schools and graduated from Avon High School in 1952. He enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War. He married Ellajean M. Smith on June 7, 1980 in Galesburg, Illinois. He was previously married to Beverly J. Perry and previously to Barbara Bird. He began farming the International Harvester farm near Greenbush which he did for a time. He then farmed with Jim Johnson in Kirkwood, Illinois for twenty-seven years retiring in 1999. Ernie enjoyed hunting, and spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. He also enjoyed tending to his chickens and rabbits and doing puzzles. Surviving him is his wife Ellajean "Elli" Blunt of Knoxville, Illinois. Two daughters Ciji Blunt of Knoxville, Illinois and Denae Swanson (Jeremiah) of Galesburg, Illinois. There are two step daughters Cheryl Wright in the Quad Cities and Mary Hepner (Daryl) in Galesburg, Illinois. There are two grandchildren Xavier and Adrianna. Three sisters survive Elvira Stull of Roseville, IL; Myra Taft of Avon, IL; and Irene Stull of Abingdon, IL. A number of other relatives also survive.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, one brother, and one grandson Kaiden.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Wednesday at the Immanual Baptist Church of Monmouth. Interment with military honors will be in the Greenbush Cemetery. His family will be at Turnbull Funeral Home on Tuesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00pm to receive friends. A memorial fund will be established by his family at a later date.


Marlin E. Blythe
posted on: 2010-10-29

Services: Arrangements Pending


Larry D. Bogart
posted on: 2008-03-03
Larry Dean Bogart, 66, of Kirkwood, Illinois, died Saturday, March 1, 2008, at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born December 15, 1941, in Decatur, Illinois, the son of Harold and Suzanna Burdick Bogart. He married Diana Staff on August 27, 1967, in Galesburg, Illinois. Along with his wife, he is survived by his son, Greg Bogart, of Rockford, Illinois, and his daughter, Jane Bogart, of Springfield, Illinois.
Larry worked in various capacities of the retail grocery business, including ownership of stores in Kirkwood, IL and Biggsville, IL. He retired in July 2007. He was an Army veteran honoring the call of his county during the Vietnam War. Larry enjoyed his leisure time reading books, watching movies and spending time with his family. Everyone who knew him enjoyed his unique sense of humor.


Services: Cremation has been accorded and burial will be at a later time. Memorials may be made to the Warren County Public Library in Monmouth, Illinois. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of arrangements.


Donna D. Bogert
posted on: 2008-01-23

Donna D. Bogert, age 92, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 4:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 at the Extended Care, OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Donna was born on May 30, 1915, in Phelps, Illinois; the daughter of Vincent and Marian Sprout. She was reared in Cameron, Illinois and attended country schools and Monmouth High School. She received her nurses training at Monmouth Hospital specializing in O.B.
Donna married Ernest J. Bogert April 1948 in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
Donna was a registered nurse first working at Cook County Hospital from 1936 - 1940, then Wesley Hospital 1940-1941 and then Monmouth Hospital 1941-1942. She then went back to Chicago's Lying IN Hospital from 1942 to 1979. Lastly, she worked at Community Memorial Hospital from 1979 - 1986 and her retirement. Donna was a member of Fairview Center United Methodist Church and a member of it's Missionary Society. After her retirement, Donna volunteered with the Bloodmobile, the Cameron Christian Care Center, and at Starting Point.
Donna is survived her sister Florence A. Baker of Winchester, Pennsylvania and by a special friend, Erma Morrison of Monmouth. Also survivng are several neices and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son Timothy Bogert. and two brothers Orrin Sprout, Burnill Sprout, and one sister, Marion Peterson.


Services: A funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 28, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. An interment service will be at 1:00p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at Chapel Hill Garden South Cemetery in Worth, Illinois. Memorials can be made to either the Extended Care at OSF Holy Family Medical Center or Community Hospices of America. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Earlie . Boggan
posted on: 2012-02-01
Earlie L. Boggan, Jr., age 71, of Galesburg, Ill., passed away at 6:40 p.m., Friday, January 27, 2012 at the Marigold Rehab & Health Care Center in Galesburg. Earlie was born on June 14, 1940 in Chapman, Al., he is the son of Earlie L. Sr. and Inez Stinson Boggan. He was reared and educated in Alabama and attended school in Georgiana. Earlie served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1969 during the Vietnam War. He married Judith Ann Peoples on July 25, 1972 in Davenport, Ia., she preceded him in death on June 5, 2007.
Earlie worked at Maytag in Galesburg for 37 years, until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, going to the boat, wood crafting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Earlie is survived by two sons; Perry Boggan of Galesburg, Ill., Tyrell Boggan of Galesburg, Ill., one daughter Tiffany Boggan-Cruz (Alberto) of Buford, Ga., and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters; Mildred Williams of Temple, Tx., and Valeria Griffen of Carrier Mills, Ill., three brothers; Eugene Boggan of Galesburg, Ill., Charles Boggan of Georgiana, Al., and Nathaniel Boggan of Georgiana, Al.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister Edna Taylor.


Services: A funeral service with Military Honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded following the service. His family will be present to receive friends on Friday evening from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society.


Beulah L. Bolender
posted on: 2010-06-03
Beulah L. Bolender, age 72, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Cottage Hospital on Wednesday June 2, at 1:48 pm. She was born on March 11, 1938 in Monmouth, and is the daughter of Charles R and Lula V. Phipps Bickell. Beulah was raised and educated in Kirkwood and graduated from Kirkwood High School. She married Robert Dean Bolender on August 6, 1955 in Monmouth, Illinois. He preceded her in death on April 29, 2000. Beulah was employed at Maytag for thirty years and retired from there in 2000. She was a devoted mother and homemaker for her family and loved to cook, bake, and take care of her family.
Surviving is her mother Lula Bickell of Kirkwood, Illinois. Three daughters Vickie (Joe) Downey of Junction City, Kansas; Cindy (Mike) Lindburg of Monmouth, Illinois; Barb (John) Armstrong of Monmouth, Illinois; and a son Gary "Bo" Bolender of Monmouth, Illinois. Four grandsons, Ryan Downey of Louisville, Kentucky, Anthony
" T J " ( Shannen) Lindburg of Galesburg, Eric (Andrea) Downey of Kansas City, Kansas; and Bruce (Amanda) Damewood of Clinton, Iowa. One Granddaughter Brook Bolender of Monmouth, Illinois. One great granddaughter Paige Downey in Florida.
Six sisters survive Joyce (Al) Hazelwood of Tyler, Texas; Juanita (Wayne) Hart of Kirkwood, Illinois; Elva Cox of Galesburg, Illinois; Judy (Jim) Andrews of Chaparrel, New Mexico; Norma (Roger) Nuckles and Kathy (Rick) Levine both of Monmouth, Illinois. There are two brothers John (Ruth) Bickell of Galesburg, Illinois and Tim Bickell in Hawaii. Several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces and Nephews also survive.


Services: A memorial service for friends and family is planned on Saturday June 5th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois at 10:00 am. Cremation has been accorded. No viewing or visitation is planned by her family. Interment of her ashes will be in St.Mary's Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund is being established for the Warren County Relay for Life.


Robert C. Boughton
posted on: 2008-05-13

Robert C. Boughton, age 71, of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, May 12, 2008, at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. Robert was born on January 17, 1937, near Stronghurst, the son of Robert and Eunice Waterman Boughton. He was reared and educated in Galesburg, attending Galesburg Schools.
Robert married Bonnie Cook in Galesburg.
Robert worked most of his life doing construction and carpentry. He liked to fish and go mushrooming.
He is survived by one daughter Mary Kay Boughton, two sons, Robert Boughton and Mark Boughton and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Also surviving are Linda Lee of Decatur, Illinois and Peggy Nelson of Canton and two brothers Larry Boughton of Deland, Illinois and Gary Boughton of Galesburg.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one son Brian Boughton.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. No calling hours or service is being planned by his family


Birdella " Della " Boughton
posted on: 2010-06-19
Birdella "Della" Boughton, age 96, of Biggsville and Oquawka, passed away at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, on June 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm. "Della" was born on August 13, 1913 in Taylorsburg, Missouri and was the daughter of Horace and Cora Metcalf. She was raised in Taylorsburg and attended the area schools. She was married to Marion Boughton on October 11, 1969 in Burlington, Iowa who preceded her in death on December 16, 1979. Birdella was a homemaker and also was employed for a time at the Shirt Factory in Missouri. Surviving Della are four step grandchildren and numerous step great grandchildren.

Services: Cremation has been accorded. A graveside service will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday at the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established by her family. For more information please visit


Donald P. Bowling
posted on: 2011-08-06

Donald P. Bowling, age 81, of Galesburg, formerly of Monmouth, passed away at 10:10 a.m. August 4, 2011 at the OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill. He was born on February 22, 1930 the son of Otis Bonaparte and Nadine Palmer Bowling. He was reared and educated in Monmouth and attended Monmouth schools. Donald married Kathryn Louise Bundren on June 17, 1955 in Monmouth, she survives. Donald worked for the City of Monmouth Water Department for over 40 years. He enjoyed traveling, especially out west, tinkering and fixing things.
Donald is survived by his wife Kathryn of Galesburg, his children; Debra Rock (Allen) of Chattanooga, Tn., Donald Bowling of Galesburg, Otis David Bowling (Tammy Easley) of Galesburg, and Richard Bowling of Galesburg. Also his grandchildren; Jennifer Monroe (John) of Brighton, Mi., Heather Rock of Saratoga Springs, Ny., Ariel Rock of East Lansing, Mi., and Allison Bowling of Burlington, Ia. Also surviving are his great grandchildren; Cannon Palmer Monroe of Brighton, Mi., and Katlin Olivia of Burlington, Ia. His brothers; Gary Bowling (Denise) of Monmouth, and Larry Bowling (Betty) of Moline, Ill., one sister Jean Norton of Santa Maria, Ca.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one sister.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Donald's family will be present Tuesday evening at Turnbulls from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established by his family and will be designated at a later date.


Donald W. Bowling
Donald W. Bowling, age 52, of Galesburg, Illinois; passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois on August 23, 2013 at 6:55 am. Donald was born on November 28, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Donald P. and Kathryn L. Bundren Bowling. He received his education in the Monmouth schools graduating from Monmouth High School with the class of 1979. Donald lived in the Beechwood / Smyrna, Tennessee areas for a number of years working as a machine operator. Due to health reasons, he returned to Monmouth where he has resided for the past five years. He has been limited due to his health. He is survived by his mother Kathryn Bowling of Galesburg, a sister Debra (Allen) Rock of Brighton,Michigan, two brothers David Bowling (Tammy Easley) of Galesburg and Richard D. Bowling of Nashville, TN., Nieces, Jennifer(John) Monroe, Heather (Mike) Hudson, Ariel Rock and Allison Bowling. A number of other relatives also survive. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am Wednesday, August 28,2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans to receive friends on Tuesday evening August 27 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth.


Joyce L. Bowman
posted on: 2009-08-08

Joyce L. Bowman, age 70, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at her home in Monmouth on August 7, 2009 at 8:40 pm. Joyce was born on March 7, 1939 in Monmouth, Illinois and was the daughter of R. Lee and Nell L. Wallace McCullough. She was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. She was married to Richard A. Bowman on December 2, 1966 in Hales Corner, Wisconsin.
Joyce was a faithful member of West Side Presbyterian Church in Monmouth until it closed and she then joined First Lutheran Church of Monmouth and served it diligently the remainder of her life.
A lifelong Monmouth resident, Joyce worked in the business community from 1957 until she retired in 2005, the majority of the time spent in family-owned shoe retail and wholesale operations throughout the Midwest. Cherished by her husband Dick and a wonderful relative to all her family, her true calling came when she became a mother to Pam and Bill and then a grandmother to Michelle, Heather, Jacob, and Dylan. She was a wonderful friend to many for a lifetime, remembering all of her grade school and high school chums until her death, and beyond. Her many outstanding traits included her sense of humor, her warm and loving nature, and her ability to listen without offering criticism. Her family and friends treasured her for these traits and many more.
She is survived by her husband Richard A Bowman of Monmouth, Illinois
One Daughter, Pamela Jo Ide (Larry) of Monmouth, Illinois
One Son, William Algot Bowman (Liezl) of Champaign, Illinois
Grandchildren Michelle Elizabeth Ide, Heather Christine Ide, Jacob Dean Ide, and Dylan Christopher Bowman
Her sister, Shirley Jean Camp of Chicago Heights, Illinois
Two Aunts, Ruth Oaks of Monmouth, Illinois and Alice McCreight of Sherrard, Illinois.
Very Good Friends, Ronnie and Joan Sprout of Monmouth, Illinois
She is preceded in death by her parents, a sister Carol McCullough Conn, nieces Carol Bowman, and Linda Teel, and a great niece Shannon St.George


Services: A funeral service is planned on Tuesday August 11, 2009 at 10:30 am at First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Monday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois.


Shirley Ann Bowman
posted on: 2009-10-19
Shirley Ann Bowman, age 73, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Friday, October 16, 2009, in the University Hospital in Iowa City, Ia. Shirley was born May 12, 1936, in Indiana the daughter of Paul and Essie Maxfield.
Shirley moved to the Burlington, Iowa area in the 1940's. She continued her education in Danville, Ia., and graduated from Danville High School in 1954.
She married John D. Bowman on July 30, 1955 in Burlington. He survives.
Shirley was homemaker. Working for the Burlington Bus Lines as a secretary was her first employment. After her family was raised she served as a secretary for 15 years for the Oquawka Water Department retiring in 1992. Shirley was very active in the Oquawka United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. Her family and her church were her life.
Surviving Shirley are her husband John D. Bowman of Oquawka; one daughter Vicky L. (Kirk) Thompson of Burlington; three sons Michael D. (Diane) Bowman of Bartlett, Ill.; Randy J. Bowman of Columbus, Ohio and Chris A.. Bowman of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren and her mother Essie Hafner of Canton, Georgia. Also surviving are one sister Barbara (Dale) Mercer of Canton, Georgia; two brothers Jim Maxfield of Louisiana and Paul D. Maxfield of Pueblo, Colorado as well as a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Preceding Shirley in her death are her father, one sister, one niece and one nephew.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2009, at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington. Her family will be present to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20, at Turnbull's. A memorial fund is being established for the Oquawka United Methodist Church.


John Douglas Bowman
posted on: 2012-10-05

John Douglas Bowman, age 83, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Rose Bush Assisted Living in Burlington, Iowa on October 3, 2012 at 8:15 am. John was born on March 31, 1931 in Burlington, Iowa and is the son of Charles Douglas and Ruth Ann Hartman Bowman. John was raised in Burlington, IA where he attended local schools and graduated from Burlington High School with the class of 1947. John served the military in the Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Europe. John married Shirley Ann Maxfield on July 30, 1955 in Burlington, Iowa. She preceded him in death on October 16, 2009. John began worked with the C B Q railroad and later with Burlington Northern Railroad where he worked forty-one years as a locomotive engineer. He retired in 1991. John earlier was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Burlington until moving to Oquawka in 1968. He now is a very active member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church where he served on the church board and sang in the choir. John loved hunting, fishing, and being in the out of doors. He was known for his conservationism. He mentored several generations of hunters and has been known as John "Duck" Bowman. John never knew a stranger and his family was his main thing in life.
Surviving is one daughter Vicky L. Thompson off Burlington, Iowa and three sons Chris A. (Jessica) Bowman of Warrenton, VA, Michael D. (Diane) Bowman of Bartlett, IL and Randy J. Bowman of Columbus, OH There are Seven grandchildren and Three Great Grandchildren
One sister survives Mary Dean of Mediapolis, Iowa. Preceding him in death are his parents, wife, one aunt and one uncle.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 8, 2012 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. His family will be receiving friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 p.m.. A memorial fund has been established for the Oquawka United Methodist Church.


Marion Boyd
posted on: 2008-10-18

Marion Boyd, age 83, of Biggsville, Illinois, passed away at 1:18 p.m. on Friday, October 17, 2008, at St. Francis Medical Center, in Peoria, Illinois. Marion was born September 17, 1925 in Smithshire, Illinois. He is the son of Clarence LeRoy and Lola Staley Boyd. Marion was reared and educated in the Biggsville area and Attended Biggsville Schools. After High School, Marion enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II, he was awarded a Bronze Star.
Marion married Betty Magee on September 21, 1946, in Biggsville. She preceded him in death on January 25, 2005.
Marion began working at Burkett Implement in Biggsville as a mechanic. He then drove a truck for Seth Oak Trucking until 1978. Lastly he drove for the Twomey Company until his retirement in 1990. Marion loved baseball, gardening, and enjoyed bowling at Country Fun. He was a member of the Biggsville American Legion.
Marion is survived by three daughters; Ilona Stout of Mavrin, Iowa, Connie Murphy and Pistol of Monmouth, Illinois, Cynthia Boyd of Bondville, Illinois. Two sons; Ronald Boyd and Kathy of Galesburg, Illinois and Michael Boyd of Biggsville. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren and one brother, Robert Boyd.
Marion was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one sister, Norma Lee Boyd.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 21, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville. Interment will be in Biggsville Cemetery. Friends may call an hour prior to the service on Tuesday in Biggsville, where his family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the Biggsville Ambulance Service.


John Michael "Mike" Boyd
posted on: 2009-02-23
John Michael "Mike" Boyd, age 49, of Biggsville, Illinois, passed away at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at his residence. Mike was born on June 22, 1959, in Monmouth, Illinois, the son of John Marion and Betty Eileen Magee Boyd. He was raised and educated in Henderson County graduating from Union High School Biggsville, Illinois, in 1975.
Michael was employed at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg, Ill., for 4 years. He then was employed at Montgomery Ward in the tire shop for a time. He then was employed as a custodian at Burlington Medical Center and he also did mechanic work and handyman work in Gladstone, Ill.
He enjoyed small engine repair.
Michael is survived by two sisters, Connie Murphy and Pistol of Monmouth, and Cindy Boyd of Bondville, Ill., and one brother Ronnie Boyd and Kathy of Galesburg, Ill.
He is preceded in death by his parents.


Services: A memorial service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville . Michael's family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
A memorial fund is being established for the Biggsville Ambulance Service. Cremation has been accorded.



Robert " Robbie " Boyd

Robert A. "Robbie" Boyd, age 26, of Galesburg, Illinois; passed away at a rural Warren County residence on August 19, 2010 after Noon on August 19, 2010. "Robbie" was born September 17, 1983 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the son of Robert A and Cindy Millard Boyd. Robbie was raised in the rural Kirkwood area and attended school at Yorkwood. He then received his G.E.D. Robbie began work at Farmland Foods in Monmouth, then worked for Jackson Disposal in the Seaton area up until the present. He loved sports and enjoyed baseball, mushrooming, fishing and hunting.
Robbie is survived by his mother, Cindy (Dale McKillip) of Galesburg, Illinois; his father Robert A. Boyd of Monmuth; one daughter Natalie J. Boyd of Monmouth; one son Anthony Rohr of Galesburg; his sister Jody Riedel of Monmouth; his grandfather Richard Millard of Monmouth; his girlfriend Tiffany Wilson of Monmouth; a nephew and niece Cody and Kaitlyn Riedel both of Monmouth, and two aunts, three uncles, and several cousins. Preceding Robbie in death is his maternal grandmother Betty Millard.


Services: A funeral service for "Robbie" will be on Monday August 23, 2010 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where his family plans to receive friends for an hour prior to the funeral service, 10:00 to 11:00 am. Cremation is being accorded following the funeral service. A memorial fund is being established for the welfare of his children.


Betty R. Boyd

Betty R. Boyd, age 77, of Biggsville, Illinois; passed away at OSF St. Mary Medical Center on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm. Betty was born on March 27, 1936 in Plainville, Illinois and is the daughter of Clarence and Glenna Belts Ratliff. Betty was raised in Abingdon, Illinois where she attended public schools and high school. She then completed beauty school at Dooley Beauty Culture School in Galesburg. She was married to Clyde C. Boyd on February 14, 1954 in Cameron, Illinois and he is surviving. Betty began work doing hairstyling in her own home for several years. She then was employed at " Formfit " in Monmouth as a seamstress for many years and then clerked at the former "Killey Cleaners" also in Monmouth for many years. Lastly, Betty did Child Care in her home also for many years. She and her husband enjoyed riding their Harley Davidson motorcycle and logged more than 250,000 miles in their travels. One such trip was from Canada to Mobile, Alabama. She loved and collected Lighthouses and enjoyed singing while on her car rides. Her main joy in life was her family and grandchildren. Surviving Betty is her husband Clyde C. Boyd of Galesburg, Illinois; three daughters, Sheryl (Chris) Johnson of Burlington,Iowa, Sandra (Chuck) Pierson of Knoxville,Illinois, Susan (John) Freed of North Mankato, Minnesota one son, Bryan (Dianna) Boyd of Macomb,Illinois, nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded by her parents and four sisters.

Services: A graveside service is planned for 10:00 a m Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Biggsville Cemetery in Biggsville, IL. A memorial fund has been established for St. Francis Childrens Hospital in Peoria, IL


James " Jimbo " Boyd
posted on: 2013-05-09

James E. " Jimbo" Boyd, age 58, of Monmouth, passed away at 3:15 pm on May 9, 2013 at home in Monmouth, Illinois. Jim was born on October 8, 1954 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Robert Ernest and LaRita Lou Opp Boyd. He was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth schools and High School. He received his General Education Degree. Jimbo was united in marriage to Angela Kay Barry on June 4, 1993 in Monmouth, Illinois, and she is surviving. Jim began work at Wilson Foods in Monmouth, where he worked for a number of years. He then tended bar at " Charlie Tunas " and the "Palace Tap" for a number of years. Most recently he has worked for
R C Construction Company of Monmouth, Illinois. " Jimbo" enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and playing Donimos. He also loved going to Cordova to the drag races and playing cards on Sundays with the guys. Surviving him is his wife Angela Boyd of Monmouth, Illinois and one daughter Elizabeth (Daniel) Baker of Galesburg, Illinois and his grandson Ryen Baker of Galesburg, IL. One son is also surviving him. One sister Mary (Donald) Garrett of Monmouth, Illinois and three brothers, Steve (Alice) Boyd off Newton, KS; Bob Boyd and Mike Boyd, both of Monmouth, Illinois. His special friends Janeen and Rusty Hainds also survive of Monmouth, Illinois.
There are numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives surviving. Preceding him in death are his parents and one nephew.


Services: A visitation or gathering of his family and friends is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 followed by a service of personal tributes. Cremation will then be accorded. A memorial fund is being established by his family.


Vernon L. " V.L." Brammer
posted on: 2008-08-18
Vernon L. "V.L." Brammer, age 58, of Flagler Beach, Florida, and formerly of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away in Ormond Beach, Florida on August 17, 2008 at 10:30 am. " V.L." was born
October 10, 1949 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Marion Vernon and Mildred Kelley Brammer. He was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Schools. He graduated from Monmouth High School in 1967. V.L. was married to Lois Link on June 17, 1967 in Kahoka, Missouri. She preceded him on May 1, 1988. V.L. owned and operated the Brammer Body Shop in Monmouth, for a number of years. After moving to Florida, he owned the Quality Auto Parts store. He also has been a dispatcher for the Flagler County Public Transportation.
V.L. is survived by a daughter Shani Sherman and Fred of Palm Coast, Florida
His son Thomas Brammer and Erika of Palm Coast, Florida
His grandchildren Austin Brammer and Elizabeth and Ellen Sherman all of Palm Coast, Florida.
A brother Gary Brammer also is surviving and lives in Texas along with a Nephew and Niece Ryan and Stephanie Brammer Preceding V.L. in death are his parents and his wife.


Services: A funeral service is planned on Friday August 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home on Thursday and Friday until the hour of service. A memorial fund is being established for Jamieson Center of Monmouth, Illinois


J. Donald Brannan
posted on: 2007-12-21
J. Donald Brannan, 89, of Monmouth, passed away at 2:37 p.m., Thursday, December 20, 2007 at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. He was born on November 28, 1918 in Monmouth. He is the son of John and Katherine Gleason Brannan. Don was reared and educated in Monmouth, and attended Monmouth Public Schools. Following his graduation from Monmouth High School, Don began studies at Monmouth College. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in June of 1940. Don served his country during World War II, as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. He married Lonetta I. Fernald on October 4, 1969, in Monmouth.
Don began his career in Banking with Delavan Hardin at the Second National Bank in Monmouth. He then went to work at the National Bank in Monmouth, until his retirement. Don was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth, where he served as an Officer and Treasurer. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus in Monmouth, and the J.W. Clendenin V.F.W. Post 2301. Don was also a member and served as Treasurer for the Lake Warren Board. He also enjoyed bowling.
Survivors include his wife Lonetta I. Brannan of Monmouth, one step son; Gary Fernald and Sherry of Monmouth, two stepdaughters; Marilyn Brewer and Richard of Montford, Wisconsin, and Patricia McKelvie and Mark of Salem, Oregon. Also surviving is one niece; Barbara Brannan of Geneseo, Illinois, eight step grandchildren, and twelve step great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Claire Brannan


Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2007, at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with military honors. Friends may call on Thursday, December 27, 2007, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where his family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund is being established for the Extended Care Unit of OSF Holy Family Medical Center or to the Knights of Columbus. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements


Barbara J. Brannan
Barbara J. Brannan passed from this life on November 4, 2013. She was with her "family" at Hillcrest Home, Geneseo, Illinois, which has been her home for the past 36 years. Since March of this year, Barbara was also under the care of Passages Hospice, so she was able to meet yet more caregivers and share her God-given gifts of joy and love with them.

Barbara was born in Monmouth, Illinois, on February 23, 1943, to Marion and John A. Brannan. She was raised by Aunt Frances Brannan because of the death of her mother shortly after her birth. Barbara lived in her home with Aunt Frances and Aunt Ruth Johnson together with her older brothers, Richard and Donald, and cousin, Kay Johnson Dossey.

Barbara went to the first 8 years of school at Immaculate Conception School and then graduated from Monmouth High School. While living at Hillcrest Home, she attended adult education classes at Black Hawk East Community College.

Barbara had a passion for patriotism, Girl Scouts, and her faith in God. She amazed everyone with her ability to remember the names of all the Presidents in their order of service. Barbara never failed to remember the complete names of all her friends and their
relatives, many of whom she had never actually met! Even under circumstances of ill health, she retained her positive attitude and conveyed love and joy to all those who cared for her. Her presence will be sorely missed.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Donald Drake Brannan; aunts, Ruth Johnson and Frances Brannan; and cousin, Don Brannan. She is survived by her brother, Richard Brannan and his partner, Timothy Ritchie of Chicago; cousin, Kay Dossey (Charles) of Round Rock, Texas; cousins, Michele Bischoffberger (Jerry) and family of Georgetown, Texas, Charlene Canizales (Roy) and family, of Round Rock, Texas, and Stephen Dossey, of Round Rock, Texas; and cousin, Lonetta Brannan of Monmouth, IL.


Services: A Memorial Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Friday, November 15, 2013, at 10:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 210 West Broadway, Monmouth IL, 61462, by Msgr. Thomas Mack. Interment will be at St. Mary's Cemetery in Monmouth. Memorial contributions may be given in Barbara's memory to Immaculate Conception School Capital Fund, or Hillcrest Nursing Home, 14688 IL Hwy 82, Geneseo, IL, 61254.


Cindy Kay Brant

Cindy Kay Brant, age 59 of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 pm on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. She was born on July 17, 1954 in Monmouth, the daughter of Irvin Eugene and Gladys Loretta Thomas Sage. Cindy attended Monmouth High School and later received her GED. Cindy was formerly married to Michael J. Brant. She worked as a Certified Nurses Aid. Cindy began work in home health care locally and was employed for a time at Monmouth Nursing Home. Lastly, she worked doing home care until the time of her death. Cindy loved her feline friends and loved going to the boat. She is survived by one son, Anthony (Kristen) Brant of Letts, Iowa, one daughter, Lisa (Dana Jr.) Pace of Abingdon, Illinois, two brothers, Richard (Linda) Sage of Aledo, IL and Alan (Melody) Sage of Rural MO, three sisters, Nancy Wheeler of Kirkwood, IL, Donna Becker of Monmouth, IL, and Linda Sage of Galesburg, IL. There are six grandchildren that also survive. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one nephew.

Services: A memorial service is planned for 3:00 pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial is being established for the Warren County Relay for Life.


James C. Brasche
posted on: 2007-12-17
James C. Brasche, 81, of Gerlaw, passed away on Friday, December 14, 2007, at the Monmouth Nursing Home, in Monmouth, Illinois. He was born on April 24, 1926 in Taylor Ridge, Illinois. James was reared and educated in the Taylor Ridge area. He attended Taylor Ridge Schools. James served his country during World War II in the United States Army. He married Donna L Stevens on April 22, 1950 in Monmouth, Illinois. She preceded him on April 5, 1999.

Jim worked in the Gambles-Skogmo warehouse for thirty-four years until the warehouse closed. He then worked at Mariah Foods in Monmouth. When not at his regular job, Jim also worked at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, where he dug graves for twenty five years for Bernadine Bowman. He also dug graves for many of the rural cemeteries in the area. Jim was also a member of the Gerlaw Volunteer Fire Department, and a member of the Alexis American Legion.

Survivors include two daughters; Suzanne Brasche and Dennis Endicott of Hannah City, Illinois, Kathy Armstrong and Larry of Monmouth, Illinois. One son; William James Brasche and Laurie of Colona, Illinois. Three grandchildren; Michael Armstrong and Dawn of Vail, Arizona, Heather Armstrong of Monmouth, and Allison Brasche of Colona. Also surviving is one great grandson, Cameron James Armstrong, one brother; John Brasche of Colorado, three sisters; Ruth Nuckles of Monmouth, Barbara Ray of Galesburg, Illinois and Joan Hogan of Galesburg.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers, and one sister.


Services: A graveside committal of ashes with Military Honors will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for the Gerlaw Christian Church. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Martha L. Brent
posted on: 2009-02-21

Martha L. Brent, age 84, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 11:10 p.m. on Friday, February 20, 2009, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth.
Martha was born on September 23, 1924 in Bald Bluff, Illinois the daughter of Peter and Grace Thomas Mumey.
She was raised in the Bald Bluff area and graduated from Little York High School in 1942. She attended Brown's Business College in Galesburg, Ill.
Martha married Robert E. Brent on June 4, 1947 in Monmouth. He preceded her in death on July 30, 1990.
She worked for Gambles Skogmo in the business office. Later she worked at Monmouth College in the business office. Martha was homemaker and at that time served as a bailiff at Warren County Courthouse for over 20 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing and crossword puzzles.
Surviving Martha is one daughter Linda Brent of Monmouth and one son Michael Brent of Smithshire; one grandson John Robert Brent of Smithshire, one brother-in-law Ralph Hasting of Oquawka, Ill., one sister-in-law Sue Mumey of Galesburg, Ill. and one cousin Jo Mumey of Columbus Junction, Ia., two cousins Dorothy Waite of Raleigh, North Carolina, and Dorothy Miller of Galesburg. Numerous nieces and nephews survive and extended family Dalinda Barry of Wellington, Florida.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers and three sisters.


Services: A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Martha's family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's on Friday from Noon to 1:30 p.m. prior to the service.
Cremation will be accorded following the service. A memorial fund is being established for Monmouth Evening Lions Club Site Conservation..



Rhonda S. Brentise
posted on: 2011-05-26
Rhonda S. Brentise, age 42, of Galesburg, IL.; passed away at her residence in Galesburg, Illinois on May 25, 2011. Rhonda was born September 27, 1968 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Vernon G. and Janet Harris Brentise. Ronda was raised in Monmouth attending Monmouth Schools graduated from Monmouth High School. Rhonda was involved with Bridgeway and attended most of their activities. She loved to watch television and detective shows. She was a devout Christian and very strong in her faith. She very much loved Children and her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Nicole M. Brentise of Monmouth and her parents Vernon and Janet Brentise also of Monmouth. There are three sisters surviving, Terri (Chet) Hippen of Kirkwood, IL, Verna Jean Crowl of Monmouth, IL and Toni K. (Fred) Brown also of Monmouth. Two nieces, two nephews, and a number of great nieces and nephews also are surviving. She is preceded in death by her grandparents and a number of aunts and uncles.


Services: A memorial service is planned at 2:00 pm on Thursday June 2nd at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. No viewing or visitation is planned at present. A memorial fund is being established for the Knox County Bridgeway.


Cecil C. Brett
posted on: 2008-03-25

Cecil Carter Brett, age 90, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at his residence in Galesburg, Illinois on Friday, March 21, 2008 at 5:15 pm. Cecil was born on November 4, 1917 in Alberta, Canada, the son of Richard Henry and Margaret May Carter Brett.
He served with the Intelligence Corps of the British Army in India, Burma, Malaya and Hong Kong from 1945 to 1947. Following the war, he earned his bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia. His subsequent master's thesis for the University of Washington was entitled "The History of the Burma Siam Railway: Japanese Rule in Malaysia." He went on to earn his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1956 through 1959, he was Assistant to the Coordinator of the Thailand Public Administration Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, and from 1959 through 1962 served as Chief Advisor and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Public Administration at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He married Jean Moffat of Bloomington, IN on November 21, 1959 in Bangkok. She preceded him in death on October 20, 1999.
Brett came to Monmouth College in 1963 to direct the college's new East Asian Studies Program. He also developed the Great Decisions Program in 1981. A forum where the public and academic community meets to discuss world affairs. This program is still active today at Monmouth College. He retired from teaching in 1983. In 1986 he was awarded the Royal Decoration of Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Crown of Thailand by the Prime Minister of Thailand. Brett was also a member of the Monmouth Rotary Club and the Gourmet Club. He enjoyed golfing, espionage novels, his Standard Poodles, spending time with his family at their cabin in Good Harbor Bay on Lake Michigan, and playing the organ and piano.
Surviving are his son Richard Brett and Heather of Laurinburg, North Carolina and one sister, Mary Smail, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be on May 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. For more information please visit, www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, the following Memorial Funds have been set up in Cecil Brett's name:
Monmouth College (Please make checks payable to "Monmouth College: Cecil Brett Memorial Fund") 700 East Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61462. OR Hospice of Galesburg (Please make checks payable to "OSF Hospice in Memory of Cecil Brett") 3333 North Seminary Street, Galesburg, IL 61401



Cecil Carter Brett
posted on: 2008-05-11
Cecil Carter Brett, age 90, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at his residence in Galesburg, Illinois on Friday March 21, 2008 at 5:15 pm. Cecil was born on November 4, 1917 in Alberta, Canada, the son of Richard Henry and Margaret May Carter Brett.
He served with the Intelligence Corps of the British Army in India, Burna, Malaya and Hong Kong from 1945 to 1947. Following the war, hee earned his bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia. His subsequent master's thesis for the University of Washington was entitled "The History of the Burma - Siam Railway: Japanese Rule in Malaysia." He went on to earn his PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. From 1956 through 1959 he was Assistant to the Coordinator of the Thailand Public Administration Program at Indiana University in Bloomington, and from 1959 through 1962 served as Chief Advisor and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Public Administration at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand. He married Jean Moffat of Bloomington, IN on November 21, 1959 in Bangkok. She preceded him in death on October 20, 1999. Cecil came to Monmouth College in 1963 to direct the college's new East Asian Studies Program. He also developed the Great Decisions Program in 1981 - a forum where the public and academic community meets to discuss world affairs. This program is still active today at Monmouth College. He retired from teaching in 1983. In 1986 he was awarded the Royal Decoration of Commander of the Most noble Order of the Crown of Thailand by the Prime Minister of Thailand. Cecil was also a member of the Monmouth Rotary Club and the Gourmet Club. He enjoyed golfing, espionage novels, Standard Poodles, spending time with his family at their cabin in Good Hargor Bay of Lake Michigan, and playing the organ and piano. Surviving are his son Richard Brett and Heather of Lauringburg, North Carolina; and one sister, Mary Smail, of Vancouver, British Columbia.


Services: A memorial service will be held on Monday May 19, 2008 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial funds for Monmouth College or OSF Hospice in Galesburg, Illinois.


Roger D. Brewer
posted on: 2010-07-23

Roger D. Brewer, age 54, of Monmouth; passed away at 4:00 am at Monmouth Nursing Home on July 22, 2010 at 4:00 am. He was born on October 14, 1955 in Mountain View, Arkansas and is the son of Lonnie and Mary I Looney Brewer. He was raised in Monmouth where he attended local schools and graduated with the class of 1973. Roger was married to Defrance I. Shawgo on October 19, 1973 in Monmouth, Illinois and she is surviving. Roger was one of the first employees of "Alfano's " Pizza when they came to town locating on West Broadway. He later was employed at Western Stoneware and then at Glastex, and then at Well's Pet Food, all in Monmouth. He lastly was employed at Maytag in Galesburg for a time. Roger loved his family and friends. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Cub fan and enjoyed country music. He also enjoyed fishing and camping.
Surviving Roger is his wife Defrance Brewer of Monmouth, Illinois. One daughter Kimberly Jo Brewer Carlson of Macomb, Illinois and one son Justin Dale Brewer of Monmouth. His mother survives, Mary Irene Miller of Monmouth, and three nieces Sarah Bjorling of Oneida, IL; Lesley Dawn Brewer in Alexis, IL; and Melissa ( Aaron) Struble in Aledo, IL. Two nephews, Michael Dwane Brewer of rural Monmouth and Corey Bjorling in Oneida, and great nephew Joshua Struble in Aledo, Illinois. His cousins, Shirley Taylor Day of Springfield, IL and Sharon Kay (Rick) Weaver of Springfield,IL survive. He is survived also by his special friend Beverly Jones and her family. Preceding Roger in his death are his grandparents, his father Lonnie, twin brothers Hubert Dwane and Herbert Wayne Brewer, father in law David Shawgo and step father Finley Miller.


Services: A funeral service is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Tuesday July 27, 2010 at 2:00 pm. His family plans to receive friends prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for Huntington's Chorea Disease.


F. Gladys Bricker
posted on: 2008-05-21
F. Gladys Bricker, age 99, of Monmouth, passed away at 8:15 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2008, at Roseville Country Manor in Roseville, Illinois. Gladys was born on November 8, 1908 in Olena, Illinois. She is the daughter of George Edwin and Ellen Mahala Black Lant. She was reared and educated in the Stronghurst area, she attended Marstan Grade School, and graduated from Stronghurst High School. She then attended Burlington School of Nursing, and received her RN certification. Gladys married Elbert James Bricker on June 21, 1933 in Alexis, Illinois. He preceded her in April of 1980. Gladys worked at the Burlington Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa, Monmouth Hospital in Monmouth, and the Galesburg Research Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. She was a member of the Home Bureau in Henderson and Hancock Counties. She was a member of the Rozetta Baptist Church and its Woman's Guild. Gladys was always actively interested in her families activities and sporting events. "Aunt Glady" also loved to cook, and was known for her hot rolls.
Surviving Gladys is one daughter, M. Linelle Goff of Monmouth, two sons; William E. Bricker of Monmouth, Alan L. Bricker and Linda of Monmouth, three grandsons; Frederick C. Bossert and Kim of Jacksonville, Florida, Jon M Bricker and Beth of Normal, Illinois, and Jacob Bricker of Monmouth. four granddaughters; Jana L. Bricker of Chicago, Illinois, Mannon L. Bricker of Monmouth, Jessie J. Bricker of Monmouth and Kelsey L. Bricker of Monmouth. Also surviving is one Great Grandson; Noah M. Bricker of Bloomington, Illinois, four nephews, and two nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and three brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will be present to receive friends from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday evening, May 26, 2008 at Turnbulls in Monmouth. Interment will be in Raritan Cemetery. Memorial funds are being established for the Rozetta Baptist Church or the Roseville Country Manor.


Edward O. Brill
posted on: 2011-01-11

Edward O. Brill, age 87, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, IL on January 11, 2011 at 12:05 am. He was born on July 18, 1923 in Stronghurst, IL the son of Lloyd H. and Nellie Shaw Brill. He was reared in Stronghurst, LaHarpe, Blandinsville, and Biggsville, IL. Edward served in the United States Air Force from 1946 to 1948. He married Delores F. Colley on February 5, 1950 in Burlington, Ia. and she preceded him in death on December 7, 2000. He later married Vivian M. Eagen on March 10, 2010 in Oquawka, Il., she survives.
Edward farmed all his life in Hancock and Henderson counties. He also worked for a time at the Murray Iron Works in Burlington, IA and later as a meat cutter for AGAR in Monmouth. Lastly Ed worked for the City of Douglas, Arizona. Edward was passionate about collecting and recycling aluminum cans in and around Oquawka.
Edward is survived by his wife Vivian M. Brill of Oquawka, two sons; David E. Brill (Linda) of Oquawka, John L. Brill (Debbie) of LaSalle Peru, IL, one daughter Stacey Link (Perry) of Oquawka. Their are ten grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and one son, Billy Joe.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2011 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment with Military honors will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. His family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Henderson County Ambulance Service.


Alan D. Brittingham
posted on: 2010-07-06
Alan D. Brittingham, age 50, of Aledo, Illinois; and formerly of Galesburg, passed away at his residence on July 5, 2010. Alan was born June 5, 1960 in Juno, Japan and is the son of Donald R. and Alberta I.Lufkin Brittingham. Alan was raised and educated in the Galesburg area and attended local schools. He has been employed at Farmland in Monmouth for ten years. He loved to fish. Surviving him are two sisters, Linda ( Phil) Pecsi of East Galesburg, Illinois and Teresa Casteel of Galesburg, Illinois. His brother Donald R. Brittingham ( Sandy ) survives in Galesburg, Illinois. Cremation is being accorded. A family service is planned at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com

Services: Cremation is being accorded. A family service is planned at a later date.


Paula M. Britton
posted on: 2008-11-23

Paula M. Britton, Age 53, of Kenosha, Wisconsin, formerly of Monmouth, passed away on November 21, 2008, at the Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Paula was born on December 13, 1954 in Morrison, Illinois. She is the daughter of Duane and Rose Maurine Tyler Croxton. She was reared and educated in the Little York area, and attended Yorkwood High School.
Paula married Dennis A. Britton on April 1, 1972, in Monmouth, he survives. She worked at Melings Motel for a time as a desk clerk. Paula loved to go fishing, camping, spending time outdoors, traveling, crocheting, knitting, play board games, puzzles and cards. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a member of Young's Lake.
Surviving Paula is her husband Dennis of Kenosha, WI, two sons; Christopher L. Britton of Kenosha, Dennis M. Britton and Michelle of Monmouth, three grandchildren; Megan Britton of Monmouth, Devin Cauthon of Roseville, IL, and Chelsea Britton of Bartonville, IL. Also surviving is Paula's mother, Maurine Croxton of Minneapolis, MN, one sister, Ronda Robbins and Gaylord of Monmouth, three brothers; Richard D. Croxton and Sandy of Pottstown, PA, Tom Croxton of Minneapolis, MN, and David Croxton and Shelly of Milaca, MN. Numerous other relatives survive
She was preceded in death by her father, and one sister.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, November 26, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will be present to receive friends at 9:30 a.m., an hour prior to the service. Cremation will be accorded. A memorial fund is being established


Albert " Jr. " Britton
posted on: 2011-08-25

Albert "Jr." Britton, age 81, of Monmouth, passed away at 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at his home in Monmouth. He was born on May 13, 1930 in Shelbyville, Indiana the son of Bert and Ella Ester Sly Britton. Jr. was reared and educated in the Biggsville and Rozetta area. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Jr. married Letta Belle Bent on August 7, 1952 in Monmouth, she survives. Jr. began farming, locally with several area farmers. He then worked at Wells Pet Food of Monmouth unloading rail cars. He next was employed at Agar Foods and then Wilson Foods in Monmouth where he was night sanitation supervisor. Jr. also owned and operated Britton Construction in Monmouth for many years. He enjoyed fishing and camping.
Jr. is survived by his wife, Letta Belle Britton of Monmouth, three daughters; Vickey Hare (Loren) of Roseville, Ill., Teresa Montroy (James) of Monmouth, and Letta LeAnne West of Monmouth. Two sons; Dennis Britton (Melody) of Kirkwood, Ill., and Kendal Britton (Kris) of Alexis, Ill. Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren, two sisters; Norma Motta of Saybrook, Ct., Lois Talley of Lady Lake, Fl., and one brother Richard Britton in Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and daughter-in-law Paula Britton.


Services: A funeral service with Military Honors will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded following the service. His family will be present to receive friends Saturday morning at Turnbull Funeral Home from 9:30 a.m. and until the time of the service. A memorial fund is being established by his family.


Jerimy A. Brockett, Sr.
posted on: 2008-07-25

Jerimy Alan Brockett, Sr., age 28, passed away Thursday morning, July 24, 2008, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Jerimy was born on July 29, 1979 in Burlington, Iowa. He is the son of Roger Allen, Sr. and Cheryl Lynn Bundy Brockett. Jerimy was reared and educated in the Henderson County area and attended Union School. He married Amanda Evens in Oquawka, Illinois, in July of 1998.
Jerimy worked all over the Henderson and Des Moines County areas. He settled down for the last three years, working at Alfa Gomma in Burlington. Jerimy loved building and driving race cars at the 34 Raceway with the assistance of his brother, dad, grandpa, Uncle Marv., and area kids from Gulfport. He loved coaching and playing baseball with his sons. He enjoyed motorcycles and boating. Most of all, Jerimy, loved spending time with his family; they were first and foremost in his life. He was always willing to volunteer his time to help others.
He is survived by one daughter; Alexis Brockett of Terra Haute, Indiana, two sons; Jerimy Brockett, Jr. of Burlington, Jordan Brockett of Burlington, IA. His parents, Roger Brockett and Maleia of Lomax, Illinois and Larry Lain and Cheryl of Oquawka. Five brothers; Roger Brockett Jr and Lori of West Burlington, Mike Lain and Heather of Oquawka, Heath Andrews of Lomax, Shawn Lain and Tianna of Oquawka and Hogan Brockett of Lomax. Three sisters; Billie Jo Lambertsen and Todd of Gladstone, Amber Brockett of Lomax, and Amanda Brockett of Lomax. Also surviving is one grandfather; Bill "Bub" Bundy, his significant other, Angela Linneman and several aunts and uncles, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Harve "Hap" Brockett and Darline, Jeaninne Bundy, Haze. Bundy, and Mike Lain and Darline.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., July 28, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment will be in Carman Cemetery. Friends may call from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka where his family will be present. A memorial fund is being established for the education of his three children.


Franklin E Brokaw
posted on: 2012-02-05

Franklin E. Brokaw, age 79, of Rozetta, Illinois passed away at his residence on Saturday February 4, 2012 at 4:50 pm Frank was born on December 23, 1932 in Canton, Illinois and is the son of Chester O. and Mabel I. Hoerntlein Brokaw. Frank's early years were in Stronghurst. He was educated in Stronghurst, Biggsville, and Oquawka and graduated from Biggsville High School in 1951. Franklin enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953 and served until 1957. He first was married to Marjorie Elaine Dixon on May 20, 1953 in Oquawka, and she preceded him on March 30, 1997. He later married Nancy Cooper on November 7, 1998 in Rozetta, and she is surviving. Frank has been a Henderson county farmer in grain and livestock all of his life. He is an active member of Rozetta Baptist Church and has served the church as a Deacon and Trustee and served on many of it's committees. Frank served on the board of Union School District #115, was currently board president of Rozetta Cemetery, and a former member of Biggsville Lions Club and Biggsville American Legion. He also served as the president of the Henderson County Zoning Board of Appeals. He enjoyed wood working, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, and vacationing in Estes Park, Colorado.
He is survived by his wife Nancy Brokaw of Rozetta, Illinois; children, Debra Brokaw of Galesburg, IL, David ( Lisa ) Brokaw of Biggsville, IL, Denise (Kenny Dixon) of Burlington, IA, Scott (Betsy) Cooper of Gladstone, IL, Mark (Laurie) Cooper of Iola, KS, and Tom Cooper of Oquawka, IL.
Grandchildren, Brooke (Joe) Gevock, Brandon (Ashley) Priesman, Tyler Brokaw, Garrett Brokaw, Derrick (fiance' Lindsey Fickel) Dixon, Sarah (Rip) Secory, Chris and Madeline Cooper, and Cassie, Jacob, and Ben Cooper. Great Grandchildren, Brenley and Beckam Priesman and Piper Gevock.
Frank's sister Dorothy Davis of Iowa City, IA and brother Dean (Nancy) Ricketts of Oquawka, IL.
Preceding him in death are his parents, one daughter Dana Lynn, one brother Charles Ricketts, and a sister Joyce Ricketts.


Services: A funeral service will be on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at the Rozetta Baptist Church at 10:00 am.
Interment will be in the Rozetta Cemetery. His family plans visitation with his family present at the church from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening to receive friends. Memorial funds have been established for Rozetta Baptist Church or Biggsville Ambulance Service or Hospice Compasses. Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements



Marjorie " Marji " L. Brooks
posted on: 2011-08-02

Marjorie L. Brooks of Monmouth, Illinois, died on August 1, 2011 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital following an extended illness.
Marji was born in Monmouth, Illinois on October 30, 1933, the oldest daughter of the late Charles B. and Daisy Williams Brooks. "Marji" was raised in Monmouth where she attended Harding elementary school, Central Junior High, and Monmouth High School graduating with the class of 1952. She was the first African American cheerleader at M.H.S. and played basketball once scoring fifty points in one game. She then went on to attend both Western Illinois and Monmouth College. Marji worked over twenty years in the claims department of Alstate Insurance Company in Waukegan, Illinois before returning to Monmouth where she worked for the City of Monmouth, as a receptionist and personal assistant to the City Clerk, Susan Trevor. Marji was a member and very active in St.James AME Church of Monmouth holding offices on the local and district levels of her church.
Celebrating her home going are her brothers: Raymond R. (Failyn) Brooks of Las Vegas NV, Glenn A. Brooks of Los Angeles CA, and Chris B. (Cynthia) Brooks of Monmouth IL. One sister, Ada L. Groff of Denver CO. A host of cousins, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephew, and great great nieces and nephews.
Ms Brooks is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers: Charles Elmer, Paul Edward and Donald Williams Brooks, and one sister, Ira Brooks Walsh.


Services: A funeral service for Marji will be on Friday August 5, 2011 at 10:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 pm pm on Thursday evening also at the funeral home. At the request of Marjorie and her family please refrain from wearing black. Colorful clothes are requested. Interment will follow the service in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for St.James AME Church of Monmouth, IL


Frances "Beverly" Brooks
posted on: 2012-04-30

Frances "Beverly" Brooks, age 83, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 11:53 pm on April 28, 2012 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, IL. Beverly was born April 18, 1929 in Oskaloosa, Iowa and is the daughter of Fred Brown and Mina Barton Schlaf. The family moved to Monmouth in 1934 where she was raised and educated in local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1947. Beverly married George L. Brooks, Jr. on July 16, 1950 in Monmouth, and he preceded her in death on September 18, 2011. Beverly worked at Illinois Bankers Life, in Monmouth and then at Killey Cleaners, also in Monmouth. She then became a supervisor at Applegate Inn nursing home for a time and lastly was a homemaker for Addus Home Health Care until her retirement. Beverly was a life long member of First Christian Church in Monmouth where she served as a Deaconess, choir member, and nursery worker for many years. She loved animals especially dogs and enjoyed camping with her camping club. Beverly is survived by her son David L. (Jenny) Brooks of LaSalle, Illinois, daughter Carolyn L. Butler of Monmouth, and son Kyle L. Brooks also of Monmouth, Illinois. There are five grandchildren, Austin, Crystal, Kurt, Conchetta, and Renee, and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Fred, Lyle, Warren, and Burke Schlaf, and one great granddaughter, Kirsten Marie Simpson.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Friday May 4, 2012 at First Christian Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends at the church for the hour prior to the service, 9:30 to 10:30 am Friday. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for either First Christian Church Nursery or Strom Center.


William Brooks
posted on: 2013-05-12

William R. Brooks, 83, of Lomita, California passed away at 12:45am Tuesday February 12th at Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance, CA. His death resulted from heart problems.

Bill was born August 16, 1929 in Monmouth to Thomas H. and Sarah C. (Shunick) Brooks. He attended Central Grade School and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1949. He was one of six children born to this union. He was preceded in death by his sisters Mary F. (Robert) Masterson, C. Lucille (Samuel) Williams and his brothers Thomas H. and John Richard. He is survived by his sister, Margaret F. (Floyd "Bud") Westfield and niece, Lisa A. Westfield, of St. Louis, MO. Additional survivors include two nieces and two nephews and numerous cousins. Mrs. Westfield is the last surviving member of the Brooks Family.

Bill, a machinist, spent his entire life working in the California aerospace industry. Working for North American Rockwell for 30 years, Bill's jobs included work on the Apollo missions which culminated with the landing of Apollo 11 on the moon, July 20, 1969 and for which he received a commendation from NASA. Additionally, Bill's work included the Shuttle Program and the B1 Bomber. Bill retired from Boeing in 1987.

Bill was a kind and giving soul and always looked after his sister Margaret and niece Lisa, after Bud Westfield died. Never a day passed that he didn't call St. Louis to see if his "girls' were okay or to see if they needed anything.


Services: A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 17 at 10am at St. Mary's Cemetery with Msgr. Thomas Mack officiating. Memorials may be made to either Immaculate Conception Church or Warren County Humane Society.


George Leland Brooks, Jr.
posted on: 2011-09-19

George Leland Brooks Jr., age 83, of Monmouth, passed away at 12:50 p.m., Sunday, September 18,2011 at the Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on December 31,1927 in Monmouth, Ill., the son of George Leland and Mae Snell Brooks. He attended Roseville schools. He married F. Beverly Schlaf on July 16,1950 in Monmouth. George was a Corporal in the Army National Guard from 1949-1955 and served 13 months in Korea. He worked for Western Stoneware, Martin Motors and was owner and operator of a Shell gas station in Larchland,Ill. He retired from Monmouth Implement. He very much enjoyed his family and friends and meeting friends for coffee everyday. He served 21 years with the Warren County Auxiliary Police. George was a member of the Monmouth Lodge # 37 AF&AM, a life long member, Deacon and Trustee of First Christian Church in Monmouth. He was an avid camper and gardener.
George is survived by his wife Beverly Brooks of Monmouth, one daughter Carolyn L. Butler of Monmouth, two sons; David Brooks (Jenny) of LaSalle, Ill., and Kyle Brooks of Monmouth. Also surviving is one brother Wendell Brooks of Kirkwood, Ill., five grandchildren; Austin, Crystal, Ryan, Conchetta, Renee, and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Bob Brooks, and one great granddaughter.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, September 23, 2011 at the First Christian Church in Monmouth. Interment with Military honors will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call and hour prior to the funeral at the First Christian Church where his family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the First Christian Church in Monmouth, Strom Center, or a donors choice.


George M. Brown
posted on: 2008-02-23

George M. Brown, age 91, of Monmouth, Illinois, and formerly of Eldorado, Illinois; passed away at 3:05 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2008, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. George was born on October 23, 1916 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Ellis and Estelle (Kinnick) Brown.
He was reared and educated in the St. Mary's, Missouri area. He received his Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Illinois University.
George served briefly in the U.S. Army as a PFC.
He married Dorothy Wolf on May 22, 1937 in St. Marys, Missouri. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2006.
George was a teacher, principal and superintendent at various Illinois Schools. He was a member of the American Legion, the Elks Club and the Masonic Lodge. In earlier years he coached Little League Baseball and Refereed Basketball.
George is survived by two daughters Betty McRoberts (James) of Princeton, Indiana and Joella Kieffer (Ronald) of Eldorado, Illinois. Seven sons Dr. Richard E. Brown (Colleen) of Springfield, Illinois; Eugene M. Brown (Penny) of Hillsboro,Oregon; Thomas L. Brown (Barabara) of Coloma, Wisconsin; John E. Brown (Gaye) of Sonoma, California; Kenneth W. Brown (Kathy) of Westminster, Colorado; Robert O. Brown (Marilyn) of Mt.Carmel, Illinois; Donald G. Brown (Wanda) of Monmouth, Illinois. Thirty grandchildren, Forty-Two Great Grandchildren, and Six Great Great grandchildren. Four Sisters Helen Armbruster of Denver, Colorado; Wilma Miller of Dexter, Missouri; Olive DeRouse (Art) of Belleville, Illinois; Audrey Hart (Lee) of Phoenix, Arizona. One Brother Ellis Brown ( Nell ) of Ada, Oklahoma.
He preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, and one sister.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Turnbull's.
Cremation will be accorded following the service.
A memorial fund is being established for either OSF Holy Family Hospice or F-Wing of OSF Holy Family Medical Center.



Merle W. Brown
posted on: 2013-08-15

Merle W. Brown, age 89, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away peacefully at Monmouth Nursing Home on August 15, 2013 at 11:46 am. Merle was born in Mercer County near Aledo, Illinois on December 30, 1923. He was the youngest son of Oliver and Myra Park Brown. He grew up in Mercer County, played quarterback for the Aledo High School Green Dragons and graduated in 1941. After high school, he worked at L & G Grocery, John Deere in East Moline and then at the Bettendorf Tank Factory. He enlisted in the United States Navy in February of 1943 and was assigned to the USS Owen, a destroyer out of Treasure Island, California. Merle served overseas in the Pacific Theater for twenty months and crossed the equator thirty-two times. Merle married Patricia Mae Mahaffey on November 7, 1943 in the chapel at Treasure Island. After his discharge, Merle made his home in Monmouth and worked for Clark and McNeil Grocery, and later at R & V Grocery until 1950 when he began his career with Illinois Power Company where he served in the gas, forestry and lineman departments until retiring on December 30, 1985.
He was active and a long time member of Faith United Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon and Trustee. He also was a member of the Monmouth Elks Club, Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post 136. He was a long-standing member of Lake Warren and enjoyed serving on the lake board. He coached Little League Baseball and served as Cub Scout Pack Master. One of his greatest joys however was helping Santa make appearances at area schools, nursing homes and the homes of those who needed some Christmas spirit. He helped with Santa's activities for thirty years. He was humbled and honored to receive awards such as the Lion's Club Community Service Award in 2000, the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year Award in 2001, the Monmouth School District's Distinguished Service Award and the Grand Marshal of the Prime Beef Festival Parade.
Surviving Merle is his wife, Patricia Brown of Monmouth, whom he was blessed to be married to for seventy years, and four sons: James (Kris) Brown of Monmouth; Tary (Lyndea) Brown of Albany, Georgia; Denny (Sandy) Brown of Aledo, IL; and Kriss (Cindy) Brown of Naperville, Illinois. He leaves behind twelve dearly-loved grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.


Services: A funeral service will be at Faith United Presbyterian Church on Monday August 19, 2013 at 10:30 am. Interment will military honors will follow at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, IL. His family plans to receive friends on Sunday afternoon at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for visitation. Memorial donations may be made to either Faith United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth, IL or Relay for Life.


Karen M. Bruce
posted on: 2008-01-25
Karen Marie Bruce, 65, of Viola, passed away Friday, January 25, 2008, at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois surrounded by her children and their father John Harvey Bruce.
She was born November 28, 1942, in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Robert E. Martin and Martha M. Johnson Armstrong.
Karen was reared in Monmouth, attending Monmouth schools.
She married John Harvey Bruce on April 24, 1965 in Aledo, Illinois
Survivors include her children, Dawn and Jeff Rumburg, Seaton; Tina Christian, Moline; Laura and Chris Stratton, Viola; John and Elizabeth Bruce, Viola; her grandson whom she raised Michael and Kathy Bruce, Viola; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 4 very special friends; Bonnie Jacobs, Matherville, Johnny Adams, Matherville, Judy Street , Oklahoma and Kathy Crose, Viola.
Karen spent her days caring for her youngest grandchildren which was her greatest joy in life.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one sister, Laura Ella and her great friend Janet (Mabel) Maynard.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. Her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established to be designated later.



Iris L. Bruington
posted on: 2008-02-28

Iris L. Bruington, age 95, of Coldbrook, Illinois, went to join Dale at 7:05 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2008, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. Iris was born on August 10, 1912, in Cameron, Illinois the daughter of Jesse B. and Frances Hoy Mitchell. She was reared and educated in Cameron and attended rural schools.
Iris married Dale E. Bruington on August 23, 1932 in Springfield, Illinois. He preceded her on November 30, 1988.
Iris was a farm wife and devoted help mate with her husband. She was a member of Coldbrook Christian Church. Her family, friends, and her home were her main interests.
She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Iris is preceded in death by her parents, husband Dale one sister Lucille and two brothers Jesse and Art.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2008, at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Mosher Cemetery. Her family will be present to receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Turnbull's. A memorial fund is being established.


Benjamin Rollo Bruner
posted on: 2010-10-16
Benjamin Rollo Bruner, age 74, of Oquawka, passed away at 9:35 a.m., Thursday, October 14, 2010 at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill. He was born on December 2, 1935 in Woodhull, Ill., the son of Ben E.and Ione Frost Bruner. Benjamin was reared and educated in Woodhull, and graduated from Rova High School. He married Patty Turner Algren on August 4, 1978 in Oquawka, Ill., she survives. Benjamin worked his whole life as a self employed contractor. He enjoyed boating, snowmobiling, and social gatherings with his family and friends. He was a member of the Oquawka Masonic Lodge AF & AM #123, and the Carpenter's Local Union 183.
Surviving Benjamin is his wife Patty Bruner of Oquawka, Ill., children; Steve Bruner (Joann) of Clearwater, Fl., Pam Bruner of Port Charlotte, Fl., Tim Bruner (Debbie) of Bentonville, Ar., Cindy Cyrway of Woodlands, Tx., Barry Algren (Denise) of Sherrard, Ill., and Perry Algren (Dina) of Helena, Al. Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, sisters; Barb Plapp (Bud) of Lynn Center, Ill., Nancy Rhodenbaugh (Larry) of Sherrard, Ill., and Kathy Robinson (Harvey) of Orion, Ill. and one brother Doyne Bruner (Darlene) of Colorado Springs, Co. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two sisters; Jeanette Tollerud and Beverly Bruner.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A celebration of Benjamin's life will be from 2:00 to 7:00p.m., Sunday, October 24th at the Eagles Club in Oquawka. A memorial fund has been established for the Oquawka Fire and Ambulance.


Ricky Lee Buchanan
posted on: 2008-12-23
Ricky Lee Buchanan, age 56, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away on Monday, December 22, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois.
Ricky was born on November 12, 1952, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of William and Mildred Christy Buchanan. Ricky was raised in Burlington and attended Burlington High School. Ricky was a Park Maintenance man at Goose Lake Prairie State Park in Morris, Illinois for about five years. He then was an "over the road" truck driver for several transportation companies in the area. He also is an avid Chicago Bears fan.
Ricky is survived by one brother Jeffrey Buchanan of Galesburg. A number of cousins survive including Cindy Burns and Mike of Galesburg, Illinois
Ricky is preceded in death by his parents and one brother Dennis.


Services: Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka is in charge of the arrangements.



Richard E. Buckert
posted on: 2010-12-21

Richard E. Buckert, age 37, of Galesburg, Illinois; passed away on December 18th at his Galesburg residence. He was born July 5, 1973 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Raymond Dale and Nancy Kay Shaub Buckert. He was raised in Monmouth, and attended Monmouth Schools graduating from Monmouth High School in 1991. He first married Angie Melvin and later was married to Laura Lindsay. Richard first worked for Cameron Grain Company for a time. Richard had a life long fascination with anything electronic and worked for LaSalle Electronics in Galesburg, for a time in sales and service. He then served in parts and service for Bob Lindsay Honda Toyota in Galesburg for a time. Most recently he was employed as service manager for Lexus in Peoria, Illinois. Richard also was known for assembling installation of sound systems for both autos and businesses. He is survived by his mother Nancy Bohn (Ralph) of Monmouth, Illinois, and one son Alek Buckert of Monmouth, Illinois. His grandmother Rose Trimble and sister Kellie Buckert (Tim Matthews) of Monmouth, Illinois, both of Monmouth, Illinois. One step sister survives, Margaret Kannon (Rocky) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and two step brothers Andrew Bohn (Melissa) of Norfolk, Virginia and Adam Bohn of Lynn, Massachusetts. There also are a number of nieces and nephews surviving. He is preceded in death by his father, Grandfathers Virgil Shaub and Robert Trimble, grandparents Richard and Celia Irey Buckert and uncle Richard W. Buckert.

Services: A funeral service will be on Wednesday December 29th at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, at 3:00 pm. Cremation will then be accorded following the service. His family plans to receive friends from 1:30 to 3:00 prior to the service at Turnbulls. A memorial fund is being established by his family.


Mary A. Bulen
posted on: 2009-02-12

Mary Ann Bulen, age 75, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 1:45 a.m. on Wednesday, February 11. 2009, at Monmouth Nursing Home. Mary was born on May 8, 1933, in Canton, Ill., the daughter of Edgar and Dorothy White Saville.
Mary was raised in Canton, moving to Monmouth in the fourth grade. She attended Monmouth Public Schools and graduating from Monmouth High School in 1951. She then attended Monmouth College and graduated in 1955.
Mary married Donald E. Bulen on September 27, 1955, in Memphis, Missouri, at the First United Methodist Church. Her husband was in the Air force for twenty years, and they have lived in New Jersey, Alaska, Kansas, Florida, Minnesota, and finally settling in Monmouth. They have been married for fifty-three years. Mary owns her family farm that has been in her family for 180 years and has one of the oldest barns in Warren County. Her family has lived in Warren and Henderson County since the early 1800's. Mary was the assistant manager at "Hardees" in Monmouth for eleven years and for eleven years was teacher's aide at Union Elementary School in Biggsville, Illinois. She also was employed at Country Fun in Biggsville for a time. Mary enjoyed teaching, being on her computer, researching genealogy of her family, reading, and country music. She loved her flowers and enjoyed working in her garden. Her children all graduated from Yorkwood High School, where she enjoyed attending all of their activities, and then she also enjoyed going to her grandchildren's activities.
Mary was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth, a 50 year member of the D.A.R., Chaplain of UCC Peoria Chapter 35 of Order of the Eastern Star, Chaplain of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 455 in New Jersey.
Mary is survived by her husband Donald E. Bulen, Sr. of Monmouth, son, Harold E. Bulen & Maggie of Joplin, Mo., daughter Barbara S. Blakley of Monmouth, son George E. Bulen of Monmouth, son Donald E. Bulen Jr. & Debbie of Fort Knox, Ky., and daughter Cynthia L. McVey & Donnie of Oquakwa, Ill. Also surviving are fourteen grandchildren, one great granddaughter, and five step grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and grandparents.


Services: A funeral service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 15, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Marceline, Mo. at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 16.
Mary's family will be present to receive friends on Sunday afternoon from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at Turnbull's.
A memorial fund is being established for either Monmouth Nursing Home or First United Methodist Church in Monmouth.



Donald E. Bulen
posted on: 2012-04-22

Donald E. Bulen, age 79, of Monmouth, passed away at 2:21 p.m., Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Ill. Don was born on May 10, 1932 in Marceline, Mo., he is the son of Harold E. and Letha M. Wright Bulen. He attended Gorman High School in Gorman, Mo. Don served in the United States Air Force for 20 years and achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. He married Mary A. Saville on September 27, 1955 in Monmouth, Ill., she preceded him in death on February 11, 2009. Don farmed for several years in the rural Monmouth area. Don was active in many organizations including; the Boy Scouts of America, Don was an adult scout and achieved the highest award of the Silver Beaver. He was also active in the American Legion Post 136 in Monmouth, the Air Force Administration, Shriner's, and the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth. Don was a Past Master and Life Member of the Monmouth Masonic Lodge #37 AF&AM. He was involved in many of the appendant bodies including the York and Scottish Rite.
Don is survived by his children; Harold Bulen (Maggie) of Joplin, Mo., Barbara Davidson of Biggsville, Ill., George Bulen of Monmouth, Ill., Donald Bulen, Jr. (Debra) of Vine Grove, Ky., and Cynthia McVey (Donnie) of Oquawka, Ill.. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren, and one sister Patricia Christman of Anchorage, Ak.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.


Services: A funeral service will be at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth. Friends may call from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at the Church where his family will be present to receive friends. Interment will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Marceline, Mo. A memorial fund has been established for the Boy Scouts of America or the Monmouth Masonic Lodge # 37 AF&AM Scholarship Fund. The family requests that all cards be sent to Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth.


William "Bub" H Bundy
posted on: 2012-08-21

William H " Bub " Bundy, age 77, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at his home on August 20, 2012 at 3:45 pm. Bub was born on November 17, 1934 in Gladstone, Illinois and is the son of Chester C. and Bertha Tracy Bundy. He was raised in Gladstone where he attended local school and G & O High School. William enlisted in the Army in and was a Private E2 serving for four years. Bub first was married to Jeannine Mathews in 1957 and she passed away in 1975. He then was married to Hazel Hull on May 12, 1976 in Oquawka, Illinois. She preceded him on September 22, 2004. Bub worked for thirty years and a member of the union at Maytag in Galesburg for thirty years and his retirement in 1984. He also ran an auto repair shop in Oquawka out of his home garage until his retirement in 2009. Bub always enjoyed auto repair and tinkering with cars and engines. He also enjoyed bowling and fishing and building cars with his children and grandchildren. He is a member of the Oquawka Eagle Aerie 3629 and enjoyed bowling, fishing, and playing card with the neighbors. Surviving is one daughter Cheryl (Larry) Lain of Oquawka, Illinois, and three sons Bill (Nancy) Bundy, Rick (Tammy) Bundy, and Donnie (Veronica) Bundy, all of Oquawka, Illinois. There are twelve grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. He has four brothers, Charles and Larry Bundy, of Oquawka, Illinois and Donald and Dean Bundy of Gladstone, Illinois. There are two sisters Evelyn Montroy of McRay, Arkansas and Sue Hull of Gladstone, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, his wives, two daughters and one grandson.
A funeral service will be at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois on Friday August 24, 2012 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois with interment with military honors in the Carman Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Turnbull's in Oquawka on Thursday evening Memorial funds are being established for either M D A or " Out of the Darkness "


Services: A funeral service will be at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois at 10:30 a.m., Friday August 24, 2012 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois with interment with military honors in the Carman Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Turnbull's in Oquawka on Thursday evening Memorial funds are being established for either M D A or " Out of the Darkness "


Velma J. Burgus
posted on: 2009-03-25
Velma J. Burgus, age 84, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, on March 23rd at 6:12 am. "Burgie" was born on December 17, 1924 in Burlington, Iowa and is the daughter of Harry A. and Agnes M. Heffner Burgus. " Burgie " attended schools in Burlington, Iowa and graduated from Burlington, Iowa. She then attended Jr. College for a year and then completed her nurses training at Burlington Protestant Hospital School of Nursing. "Burgie" obtained her licensing as a Registered Nurse in both Iowa and Illinois. "Burgie"was employed for thirty-nine years at both Monmouth Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth. She retired in 1987. She is a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church where she served as Deacon. She was a member of the Illinois Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association. She also was a member of Monmouth Women's Club. Surviving her are two nieces, Harriett Burgus Turley of Oregon City, Oregon and Margaret "Peggy" Burgus of Portland, Oregon and her Sister in Law Mary Burgus of Portland, Oregon. Preceding her in death are her Parents, and One Brother Warren.

Services: A funeral service for "Burgie" will be at Faith United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, Iowa. Friends may call on Monday at Faith United Presbyterian Church at 1:00 p.m. prior to the service. A memorial fund is being established for Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth.



Robert E. "Robbie" Burk
posted on: 2009-03-04
Robert E. Burk, age 37, of Monmouth, passed away on March 3, 2009 at his residence. Robbie was born May 13, 1971 in Monmouth. He is the son of Robert E. Burk and Donna Huff Skiver. Robbie was reared and educated in Monmouth where he graduated from Monmouth High School in 1990. Robbie proudly served in the U.S. Army. After serving in the Army he worked at the Henry C. Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, IL, until his health forced him to retire. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, U.F.C., and spending time with his dog, Tanner. He was a member of the J.W. Clendenin VFW Post 2301, Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post 136, and the Monmouth Eagles Club 3478.
Robbie is survived by his mother, Donna Skiver and Delbert, of Monmouth, and his father Robert Burk and Pat, of Kirkwood, three brothers: David Linze and Kendra, of Brookville, Ohio, Doug Linze and Colleen, of Monmouth, and Tony Bundy and Jenny, of Monmouth, three step-sisters; Tricia Kellogg and David, of Monmouth, Lori Anderson, of Kirkwood, and Roberta Swaim of Iowa, one step-brother; David Schisler and Jacqueline, of Galesburg, and his favorite Aunt Peg. Also survivng are numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by all of his grandparents and two brothers, Roger Burk, and Jeffery Linze.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at Turnbull Funeral Home where his family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the American Diabetes Association.


James O. Burr
posted on: 2008-03-25
James O. Burr, age 88, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at his residence at 6:30 am on Tuesday, March 25, 2008. James was born on February 16, 1920, in Stronghurst, Illinois, the son of Herbert Clinton and Blanche Priscilla Renner Burr. He was reared and educated in the Stronghurst and the Gladstone Grade School, and attended the Gladstone High School. Following high school, James joined the United States Air Force in 1942, He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was promoted to the rank of Sargent before his discharge 1946. He then joined the Reserves from 1950-1951. James married the love of his life, Vera Elizabeth Perdue on March 13, 1948, in Gladstone, IL and she currently is surviving.
James first went to work in the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant, in Middletown, Iowa and also for a time at the McKinnsey Rock Quarry. In 1951, he began farming with his father for a number of years near Gladstone. He then went to work for General Electric in 1972, in Burlington, IA, retiring from there in 1983. He also worked part-time as a custodian of Gladstone High, and Biggsville Grade School, as well as drove a school bus. Later in life, Jim and Vera owned and farmed a small acreage 2 miles west of Biggsville, IL. Jim and Vera moved to Oquawka in February 1990 after the sale of their farm. Jim was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Burlington and more recently was attending Faith Bible Church in Oquawka. Jim enjoyed woodworking and gardening.
Jim is survived by his wife, Vera E. Burr of Oquawka, his daughter-in-law Debbie Burr Wirt of Burlington, Iowa. Two grandsons, William and Mark Burr, and one great grandson Cody Burr, one sister and brother-in-law, Norma and Duane Harden of Media, Illinois. as well as nieces and nephews.
Jim is preceded in death by his parents, two adopted sons, one daughter-in-law and two sisters.


Services: A graveside service will be at 11:00 a,m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the Carman Cemetery, Carman, Illinois. His family will receive friends at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquwka, on Thursday morning from 9:30 am to 10:30 am prior to the Graveside in Carman. A memorial fund is being established for Faith Bible Church in Oquawka, IL


Vera E. Burr
posted on: 2012-11-18

Vera E. Burr, age 86, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 4:30 am at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, IL on Sunday November 18, 2012.
Vera was born on May 27, 1926 in Biggsville, Illinois and is the daughter of Leslie V. and Mary E. Krow Perdue. Vera was raised in Henderson County and attended Pogue country school and Gladstone Grade and High Schools. Vera married James Orr Burr on March 13, 1948 in Gladstone, Illinois and he preceded her in death in 2008. Vera first worked at Wells Lamont Glove Factory and later at " Formfit " company in Monmouth. She also worked at the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant in Middletown, Iowa, and at IRC / TRW. More recently she has been a cook at the local schools, she cleaned houses privately for a number of area families. Most of all, she was wife and homemaker for her husband and family. Vera and Jim sold their farm in 1989 and moved to Oquawka, Illinois in February of 1990. She is a member of Assembly of God Church in Burlington and is currently attends Faith Bible Church in Oquawka, Illinois. Vera enjoyed sewing, doing crafts, and gardening.
Surviving is her daughter in law Debbie Burr Wirt of Burlington, Iowa. grandsons William and Mark Burr
Two great grandsons Cody and Larry Burr
One Sister Norma (Duane) Harden of Stronghurst, Illinois
There are a number of nieces and nephews surviving.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two adopted sons, her daughter in law, two sisters, and two half sisters.


Services: A graveside service and interment will be on Tuesday at the Carman Cemetery, in Carman, Illinois at 11:00 am. Her family plans visitation, receiving friends from 9:00 am to 10:30 on Tuesday morning at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. A memorial funeral is being established for Faith Bible Church in Oquawka, Illinois


Mary Rose Bushong
posted on: 2009-01-23
Mary Rose Bushong, age 76, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 10:10 am on Thursday January 22, 2009 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. Mary Rose was born on February 27, 1932 in Prairie City, Illinois and was the daughter of Loren L. and Mona Bell McMahill Smith. She was raised in Prairie City and attended schools in Prairie City and Biggsville, Illinois. Mary Rose was married to Paul J. Bushong on April 9, 1950 in Gladstone, Illinois. He preceded her on February 3, 2006. Mary was first employed as a seamstress at Formit in Monmouth, Illinois. She later worked at Sylvania in Burlington, Iowa for a time. She was a devoted homemaker and mother to her family and enjoyed traveling. Paul and Mary lived in Japan for three years and also visited the Holy Lands twice. She was a member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church and the Quad City Walk to Emmaus. She also is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Oquawka, Illinois. Mary Rose loved flowers and especially Orchids, shopping, and her family.
She is survived by two daughters Pamela Bushong of Galesburg, Illinois and Lori Freed (David) of Osceola, Iowa. One son Tony Bushong (Vicky) of East Moline, Illinois also survives.
There are four grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Five step grandchildren also are surviving. Three sisters survive Catherine Adair of Little York, Illinois; Laura Marie Renwick (Homer) of Albia, Iowa; and Margaret Patlan of Biggsville, Illinois. Two brothers suvive Jim Smith (Vallie) of Biggsville, Illinois and Bob Smith (Betty) of Stronghurst, Illinois. A number of Nieces and Nephews and other relatives are also surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, her
husband, and two nephews.


Services: A memorial service is planned at 11:00 a.m. Monday January 26, 2009 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Cremation has been accorded. Her family plans to be at Turnbull Funeral Home on Monday for the hour prior to the service 10:00 to 11:00 am. A private burial of her ashes is planned at a later date. A memorial fund is being established for St.Judes Hospitals in her memory.


Jewell M. Buskirk
posted on: 2012-12-26
Jewell M. Buskirk, at 83, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on December 25th at 10:43 pm. Jewell was born on January 28, 1929 in Cave City, Kentucky and is the daughter of William Parker and Eva J. Coats Spearman. Jewell was raised and educated in Cave City, Kentucky where she attended local public schools. Jewell was employed forty years at the Monmouth Pottery or Western Stoneware in Monmouth. She is a member of the VFW Auxillary and the former Eagles Auxillary. She enjoyed gardening, her friends, and socializing.
She is survived by her half sister and brother Linda Lou Wilson of Blythe, California, and Bill Spearman and special friend Donna Newton of Monmouth, Illinois. Also a number of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.


Services: Cremation is being accorded and no service is planned at present. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Mark J. Buster
posted on: 2013-11-04
Mark J. Buster, age 44, of Monmouth passed away at his Monmouth, Illinois residence on Friday November 1, 2013 at 6:30 am. Mark was born on February 26, 1969 Fayetteville, North Carolina and is the son of Mark and Carol Darnell Buster. He was raised here where he attended local schools and graduated from Warren High School with the class of 1987, Since his graduation Mark has been a heavy equipment operator for a time in the state of Florida. He also has been a mechanic in general construction and has worked for two years with OMCI and to the present, has worked at Keister's Tire in Monmouth, Illinois. He is a member of the J.W.Clendenin Post 2301 Veterans of Foreign Wars post. Mark enjoyed camping, fishing, ATV's, drag racing, playing pool, and listening to music.
He loved to hang out with his friends, loved food, and enjoyed the Barb B-Q. Mark is survived by his mother Carol Buster and his father Mark Buster, both in Ft.Myers, Florida and three brothers, Randy and Michael Buster, both in Ft.Myers, FL. and Steve Buster (Wendy McIntosh) of Knoxville, Illinois. There is one son, three nieces and four nephews also surviving. He is preceded in his death by his grandparents, Trig and Rena Buster and George and Eva Darnell, and one uncle, Ambrose.


Services: memorial service for Mark is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois on Saturday November 9, 2013 at 10:00 am. Cremation has been accorded. His family will receive friends following the memorial service, at the VFW post 2301 for fellowship.


Andrew Y. Butler
posted on: 2011-07-11

Andrew Y. Butler, age 53, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois on July 9, 2011 at 1:50 pm. "Andy" was born on May 21, 1958 in Mahopac, New York. He was raised in Carmel, New York until coming to Monmouth where he received his education in the Monmouth Schools and Monmouth High School. He was previously married to Carolyn A. Brooks. Andrew was first employed at Western Stoneware in Monmouth for a number of years. He then began work at Illinois Pork Corp., and later for Mariah Foods, and then Farmland as a meat cutter. He then worked four years at Publix Grocery, also as a meatcutter. His last employment was working for Lon Simpson and Simpson Cleaning here in Monmouth, Illinois. He is survived by two daughters Chetta (Jesus) Gonzalez of Monmouth, Illinois and Chrystal (Alex) Organista of Galesburg, Illinois, and his significant other Cindy Johnson of Monmouth, Illinois and three grandchildren Brianna, Crystina, and Adrionna. There are two brothers Charles (Kathy) Butler of Monmouth, Illinois and John Butler of Carmel, New York. He is preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter Kiersten and one sister Dee.

Services: A funeral service will be at 8:00 pm on Thursday evening at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Cremation will be accorded following the service. His family plans to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm prior to the service on Thursday evening. Memorial may be left for the family.


Timothy Charles Butler
posted on: 2011-11-25

Timothy Charles Butler, age 50, a longtime resident of Monmouth, IL, died at 6:16 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, IL.
Tim was born on July 7, 1961 in Monmouth, IL. He was reared and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth High School in 1979. While in high school he lettered in both swimming and golf. Tim graduated in 1983 from the College of Agriculture at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in Restaurant Management. While at the University of Illinois he was a member of Acacia Fraternity. As a member of the fraternity he served as Commisar and Secretary and played on the fraternity's basketball, rugby, waterpolo and hockey teams. He was a big Illini fan.
On July 3, 1993 Tim married Donna Dunlap Merritt in Monmouth, IL. She survives, along with Tim's parents, Ralph and Marjorie (Headley) Butler of Monmouth, his sister Ann Finnegan (Tom) of Champaign, IL, his brother-in-law Jim Dunlap (Marilyn) of Jupiter, FL, and his stepdaughter Michelle Merritt-Gilbert (Larry) and their children Liam Richard, Stephen Cross and Isabella Grace of Monmouth, IL. Also surviving are his uncles and aunts Charles and Carol Headley of Columbia, MO, Royce and Joyce Headley of Macomb, IL, and Conrad and Linda Lantz of Rockford, IL, as well as numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by one uncle, Myron Headley of Murphy, NC.
Tim began his career managing and working in several restaurants in Florida, Georgia, and Illinois. He also worked as a sales representative for Judge & Dolph, a wholesale liquor distributor. Most recently he was teaching in both Illinois and Florida.
Tim was a loving husband, son, brother, and devoted grandpa. He was always pround of all of his grandchildren's accomplishments. Tim loved music, was a good singer and spontaneous lyricist, and played percussion for the "Fat Sammy" Band. He was an excellent cook and host, with a dry sense of humor. A fantastic golfing buddy, Tim was an avid golfer and loved skiing in Colorado. He was a big teddy bear of a man, always generous to friends and family. He will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial gift to the Warren County Public Library or the Educational Fund for his Grandchildren.


Services: Visitation for Tim will be at 9:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, followed by a memorial service for Tim at 10:00 a.m., also at Turnbull Funeral Home. Interment of Tim's ashes will be at Warren County Memorial Park following the memorial service. For more information please visit, www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com.


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