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George G. Mackey
posted on: 2014-01-22

George Grant Mackey, Sr. age 70, of Aledo, Illinois; passed away at OSF St.Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois on January 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm. George was born on October 19, 1943 in Cameron, Illinois and is the son of Grant and Ruth Poulson Mackey. He was raised in Dahinda, Illinois and schooled and graduated from Williamsfield High School with the class of 1961. George entered the United States Army and was stationed in both Germany and was stateside at various posts. While stationed at Ft. Sheridan he was employed at a Chicago Hospital. George owned and operated his own truck and drove over-the-road for forty-six years. After his retirement from trucking he has farmed in the Viola, Illinois area until the present. He is a member of the Aledo Masonic Lodge and joined the Shrine Club where he was active. He also is a member of the Aledo American Legion Post 121 where he was active on the Honor Guard and the military presentations. He is survived by four daughters and two sons, to include Amy (Mike) Johnson of Knoxville, Illinois and George G. (Pam) Mackey of Monmouth, Illinois. His mother survives, Ruth G. Mackey of Monmouth, Illinois and twelve grandchildren.
His sister Susan Wade of Wataga, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his Father, Paternal and Maternal Grandparents, and two brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois on Friday January 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm with military honors and burial in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call at Turnbull Funeral Home on Friday, and a memorial fund is being established for either the Warren County Relay for Life or the Mercer County American Legion Post 121.


Grant "Sam" Mackey,Jr.
posted on: 2009-04-07

Grant "Sam" Mackey Jr. passed away at 5:40 a.m on April 6, 2009 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. Grant was born on December 6, 1922 in rural Berwick, Illinois to Grant Sr. and Mary (Newman) Mackey. He attended rural school at "Muddy Corners" near Berwick. He married Ruth G. Poulson on December 17, 1942 in Aledo, IL.
Sam worked for Lum Green and Lester Tinkham, Cameron, IL and farmed his own farm after that in Dahinda, IL and north of Monmouth in Spring Grove Township raising livestock and grain, until his retirement. His main interests were his family and work.
Sam is survived by his wife Ruth G. Mackey of Monmouth, a daughter Susan M. Wade of Wataga, IL, sons George G. Mackey, Sr. of Aledo, IL and Roger L. (Nancy) Mackey of Eldridge, IA. Twelve Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren are surviving. Four sisters survive Alice Bailey of Texas, Rose Deshane of Peoria, IL, Ruby Marie of Peoria, IL, and Margaret Carrington of Homer, IL. He was preceded in death by one son, Lester Sam Mackey and five sisters and four brothers.


Services: A funeral service will held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 9th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. No calling hours are planned by his family. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for Warren County Relay for Life.


Mabel A. Magnuson
posted on: 2012-02-04
Mabel A. Magnuson, age 75, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, on Wednesday February 2, 2012 at 5:30 pm as the result of an accident. Mabel was born November 14, 1936 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Virgil E. and Ruth E. Baker Magnuson. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and Graduated Monmouth High School with the class of 1954. She then attended Orange Coast Community College studying to be a dietician. One of her first employments in Monmouth was as a cook at Filling Station 3, then worked several years at Western Stoneware also of Monmouth. She then moved to California where she worked as cook at the Buena Vista Nursing Home for fifteen years and also was the kitchen manager at Aramark Corp in Anaheim, California. Mabel returned to Monmouth in 1992 and worked again at Western Stoneware until her retirement in 1998. Mabel was an avid Crochetter and fanatic couponer. She loved to travel.
Suviving her are two daughters Dawn ( Ted ) Plotts of Monmouth, Illinois and Terrie ( Russell ) Chapman of New London, IA. There are granddaughters Noelle Plotts of Galesburg, IL. and Sarah, Alicia, Christyna, and Skyler Plotts all of Monmouth, Illinois, and Ashly (Travis) Hayburn of Roseville, IL and one grandson, Nicholas Ettinger of Mt.Pleasant, Iowa. There are five Great Grandchildren also surviving. Her brother
Loren (Vickey) Hare of Roseville, Illinois survives as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.


Services: A memorial service is planned for Wednesday February 8, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois at 10:30 am Cremation has been accorded and no viewing or visitation is currently planned.


Delores M. Manes
posted on: 2011-01-18

Delores M. Manes, age 79, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 6:50 am on Sunday January 16th, at the Monmouth Nursing Home. Delores was born on February 1, 1931 in the rural Biggsville area and is the daughter of Lloyd and Maude Peterson Hendrickson. She was raised and educated in the Media schools and attended Media High School. She married Alva James Manes on September 18, 1947 in Kirkwood, Illinois. He preceded her in death on November 23, 1982. Besides being a homemaker, Delores first was employed for a time at the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant in Middletown, Iowa, and then worked as clerk at the Gladstone service station. Lastly she served as secretary at the Big River State Forest near Keithsburg, IL. She is a member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oquawka Eagles Aerie. She enjoyed singing and dancing.
Surviving are three daughters Mary Jane DeLuna of Monmouth, IL; Kay (Daniel) Lathrop of Monmouth; and Karen (Jim) Furnald of Oquawka, IL. There are three sons James Manes of Carman, IL; Wesley (Darlene) Manes of Gladstone, IL; and Mike (RoxAnn) Manes of Oquawka, Illinois. She has sixteen grandchildren and twenty-two great grandchildren surviving. Delores is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother.


Services: A funeral service is planned at 11:00 am on Friday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, IL. Interment will be the Walnut Grove Cemetery near Media, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Friday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am prior to the funeral service. Memorial funds have been established for either the Oquawka United Methodist Church or the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oquawka Eagles Aerie.


Shirley Ann Manley
posted on: 2008-09-07
Shirley Ann Manley, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away in Marietta, Georgia on Saturday September 6th. A complete obituary will be published as soon as it is available.

Services: Arrangements for her return and interment in Monmouth, are pending. Currently her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. Interment in the Monmouth Cemetery will follow.


Margaret R. Maritz
posted on: 2011-01-27
Margaret R. Maritz, age 83, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 3:55 pm on January 26, 2011 at Galesburg Terrace in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on January 18, 1928 in Rio, Illinois and is the daughter of Harold and Bessie Chessley Willett. She was raised in Alpha, Illinois where she attended grade school and graduated from Alpha High School. She married E. Lyle Maritz on December 7, 1945 in Omaha, Nebraska. Margaret was a homemaker and mother. She also did bookkeeping for her husband Lyle in "Ace Window Cleaning and Janitorial Service". She loved to read and was an avid Cubs and Bears fan. She also enjoy antiques and collecting glassware known as "Milk Glass". She liked playing cards and enjoyed greatly Boy Scouting with both her late sons, Andy and Pat. She is survived by her daughter Diane (James) Pettit of Monmouth, Illinois. Three grandchildren, Brian (Melissa) Pettit, Missy (Denny) Noel, and Angie (John Moore) Pettit, all of Monmouth, Illinois. There are seven great grandchildren and one great great grandson. One sister is surviving Lorraine Carlson in the Quad Cities, and three brothers Richard (Verna) Willett in Bettendorf, LeRoy (Donna) Willett in Woodhull, and Dale (Joyce) Willett in Sun City, Arizona. There are also a number of nieces and nephews surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, and two sons Andy and Pat.

Services: A funeral service will be on Tuesday, February 1st at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, at 7:00 pm. Her family plans to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, prior to the funeral service. Cremation will then be accorded. A memorial fund is being established for either Boy Scouts of America or the J.W.Clendenin Post 2301 Veterans of Foreign Wars.


Vernon L. "Moonie" Marston
posted on: 2013-09-12

Vernon L."Moonie" Marston, Jr., age 84, of Monmouth, passed away at 10:25 pm on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born January 18, 1929 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of Vernon and Ruth (Baird) Marston. Vernon received his education in Roseville, Illinois, attending both grammar school and high school. He spent 18 years of his life in Roseville, settling in the Monmouth community in 1947. He proudly served his Country during the Korean War, attaining the rank of Corporal with the United States Army. He served with the 101st Airborne in the U.S. and the 2nd Armored Constabulary in Germany. Vernon married Charlotte L. Themanson on December 27, 1950 in Monmouth at the Lutheran Church in Monmouth. He and Charlotte were re-married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on January 23, 1965. Vernon worked at several occupations during his life and retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections in 1995. He was most passionate about his wife and three sons. Vernon devoted his life to God, family, and Country. He is survived by his wife, three sons, Gary (Pamela), Mark (Cheyne), and Matthew (Jennifer), 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm on Monday, September 16, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 15, 2013 from the hours of 3:00-5:00 pm. at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will take place at Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the American Cancer Society.


Hugh T. Martin
posted on: 2008-07-05
Hugh T. Martin, age 81, passed away November 20, 2007 in Evanston, IL. Hugh is formerly of Little York and Chicago. He was the beloved husband of the late Nancy Martin; loving father of Hugh M. (Christine), Pamela (Laszlo Palocz), and James (Matilde) Martin; cherished grandfather of Gaby, Meg, Ady and Alex; and dear brother of Helen Jean (Bud) Lampert.

Services: Interment of ashes will be 10:30 a.m., Saturday July 12, 2008, at Sugar Tree Grove Cemetery. Friends are invited to the interment service and back to the Martin house on the farm in Little York after the service for a time of fellowship.


Helen J. Martin
posted on: 2008-11-05
Helen Jean Martin, age 86, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at The Forum at the Crossing Nursing Home in Indianapolis, IN on November 3, 2008. Jean was born on August 16, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois and was the daughter of Leonard J. and Jennie Mae (Thieme) Killey. She was raised in Monmouth, where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. She attended Monmouth College and then Cornell College where she received a B.A. degree, as an English major. After college, Jean completed nurses training at the University of Minnesota, and became one of the first nursing students in the university's Nurse Cadet Corp Program. Jean married John Landrum Martin III on April 18, 1947 in Richland, Washington. He preceded her in her death on December 23, 1989. Jean met John as she served as an industrial nurse at the General Electric Co. (Hanford Nuclear Plant) in Richland, Washington. From Washington they moved to California for a number of years and moved to Monmouth, Illinois in the early 1960s. While in Monmouth, Jean served as Director of Nurses at the Colonial Nursing Home operated by Gwen Barden. In 1970, Jean and John moved to California, followed by a move to Florida some years later, where she also worked in Geriatric Nursing . Jean and John retired in 1987 to Monmouth, Illinois. After John's passing in 1989, Jean moved to Indianapolis to be close to her daughter. Jean was an accomplished pianist and organist. She presented her own piano recital at the close of her sophomore year in college and used her talents to provide music in many Southern Baptist Churches, where she attended.
Jean is survived by her daughters Janice Harrell, in Indianapolis, Indiana and Joy Arrowsmith (Fred) of Kingston, Massachusetts and one son, John L. Martin of Vancouver, Washington. She leaves six grandchildren and six great grandchildren and one sister, Marcello McDowell of Columbia, South Carolina. Preceding Jean in death, were her parents, husband, and a brother, Victor Killey.


Services: A funeral service for Helen Jean Martin is planned on Monday, November 17, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois at 10:00 am. Internment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a favorite charity in Jean's name.


Richard A. Martin
posted on: 2009-02-07
Richard A. Martin, age 49, of rural Little York, Illinois; passed away at 2:00 am Saturday Feb7th as a result of a traffic accident. Richard was born on January 24, 1960 in Monmouth, and is the son of Francis "Polly" and Irene M. Bennett Martin. Richard was raised in Monmouth where he attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1978. He was previously married to Margie Welsh. Richard began work at Wilson Foods in Monnmouth for 6 years and at that time also worked as EMT for the Roseville Ambulance Service. He also coached little league baseball in Roseville for a number of years. He then worked at Catfish Bend Riverboat Casino as Security Supervisor and EMT for a time and later worked as a guard at the Henry Hill Correctional Center in Galesburg, IL. Following this, Richard moved to Logansport, Indiana for a time and returned to live in Monmouth about two years ago. Richard currently was a bartender at First Avenue Pub and also was in construction with Bill Nichols locally. Richard also enjoyed performing locally as DJ for various weddings and private functions. He enjoyed fishing, oil painting, and playing baseball.
Surviving Richard are six sisters Connie (Ron) Miller; Judy (Mike) Louck and Nancy Wooddell all of Monmouth, Illinois. Theresa (Chuck) Struble of Lincoln, Nebraska; Mary (Gary) Hull of Irving, Texas; and Paula (Joey) Hull of New Castle, Pennsylvania. Two brothers survive, Jack (Ginger) Martin of Monmouth, Illinois and David (Joyce) Martin of Logansport, Indiana. A step son Dustin Welsh of Roseville, and special friend Jackie Worley also survives. Preceding Richard are his Grandparents and Parents.


Services: A Mass of the Christian Burial will be on Wednesday February 11th at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth, Illinois at 10:00 am. Cremation is to follow the mass. His family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Tuesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm A memorial fund for Richard is being established by his family.


Carole L. Martin
posted on: 2009-03-31

Carole L. Martin, age 70, of Roseville, Illinois; passed away at 4:28 pm on March 28, 2009 at Courtyard Estates of Monmouth.
Carole was born on January 3, 1939 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and is the daughter of Paul W. and Elsie Ball Stroede. The first part of her life was spent in different areas of Wisconsin. For a time, she was employed at Kohls Grocery Stores and Sentry Grocery Stores both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1977 she met Grant V. Martin at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Galesburg, Illinois. They were married there on November 5, 1978. They have spent the next thirty-one years working and playing twenty-four/seven beginning on the farm near Roseville, Illinois.
The last several winters have been at their home by Kentucky Lake in Western Kentucky and spending summers at their home by Woman Lake in Northern Minnesota. She enjoyed her time by the lakes, her flower gardens, the horse races at Hot Springs, Arkansas and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers. During the 1980's and 1990's Carole and Grant traveled extensively in the U.S. and collected an extensive collection of Vintage "Fiesta" ware pottery. Carole was known as the "Queen of Fiesta".
Carole, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer is survived by her husband Grant Martin of Roseville and her daughter Toni Lee Tatro of Kirkwood, Ill. and two sons Greg M. Tatro of Peoria, Illinois and Troy L. Tatro and wife Dawn of Monmouth, Illinois. There are seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren. She is preceded in her death by her parents, her son Kyle S. Tatro, and Stepson Dr. Jay Scott Martin.


Services: A funeral service will be on Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m.
Carole's family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, at Valhalla Cemetery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospices of America.



Winifred K. "Winnie" Martin
posted on: 2009-06-24

Winifred K. "Winnie" Martin, age 61, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 10:25 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth. Winifred was born on May 16, 1948, in Monmouth, the daughter of Grandfield and Marian Swan Rickettes.
Winnie was raised in Monmouth and Lincoln, Illinois. She graduated from Lincoln High School.
Winifred married Albert L. Martin, Jr. on November 15, 1975 in Monmouth. He survives.
Winifred was a homemaker and mom. She enjoyed playing bingo and mowing yards and helping out on the paper routes. She was an avid Elvis fan and collected nick-nacks. She enjoyed going to and doing family dinners.
Winifred is survived by her husband Albert L. Martin, Jr., of Monmouth, two daughters Ann Martin and Brian Asmns, Sr., and Toni Martin and Donnie of Galesburg and one son Albert L. Martin III of Galesburg, two grandchildren Ashley Martin and Brian Asmus, Jr.
two sisters, Carol and Mary, three brothers, Donny, Richard and LeRoy. A number of nieces and nephews.
Preceding Winnie in her death are her parents, three sisters and one brother.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 27, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery in Monmouth. Winnie's family will be present to receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established.


Bessie A. Martin
posted on: 2010-11-26

Bessie A. Martin, age 55, of Monmouth, passed away at 8:20 p.m., November 24, 2010 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. She was born on July 21, 1955 in Monmouth, the daughter of John T. and Verna B. Shultz Logsdon. She was reared and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School. She married William A. Martin, Sr. on July 6, 1973 in Monmouth, he survives. Bessie was a news carrier for the Daily Review Atlas and Galesburg Register Mail. She liked shopping, but most of all, she loved to spend time with her family.
Surviving Bessie is her husband William A. Martin, Sr., one daughter Pammy Martin, and one son William A. Martin, Jr. (Lace Ann) all of Monmouth. Also surviving are five sisters; Paula Johnson (larry) of Rural Monmouth, Pamela Logsdon, Peggy Willett (Terry), Penny Bell (Mark), Margaret Logsdon and two grandchildren; Milo Martin and Olivia Martin all of Monmouth. Two brothers; George Shultz and Arlo Logsdon, fifteen nieces and nephews and twenty two great nieces and nephews also survive.
Bessie was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Her family will be present to receive friends an hour prior to service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established for the care of Bessie's daughter Pammy.


Max Stuart Martin
posted on: 2012-06-12

Max Stuart Martin, age 64, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away on June 11, 2012 at his residence. Max was born February 2, 1948 in Quincy, Illinois and is the son of Roy Otis and Evelyn Dunbar Martin. Max was raised in Paxton, Illinois and attended local schools and graduated from Paxton High School. Max worked for a number of years in the print shop at the Daily Review Atlas in Monmouth, Illinois. He also drove a taxi for the Maple City Cab Company for a time. Max was an avid Green Bay Packers Fan and enjoyed Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed visiting with his friends and playing video games. Surviving Max is his sister, Chris Way-Moore (Jeff) of Monmouth, Illinois; two nieces, Stephanie Burris of Monmouth and Melinda Bonner (Larel) of Lawton, Oklahoma. Two nephews Robert Way (Jessica) and Tyler Way, both of Monmouth. Great nieces and nephews survive to include Zoei Burris, Nicholas and Brielle Bonner, and Andrew and Carmyn Way. A number of Aunts and Uncles also are surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents and one niece.

Services: A memorial service will be on Friday June 15th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL at 10:30 am. Cremation has been accorded. His family plans to receive friends for the hour prior to the memorial service at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 am. A memorial fund is being established by his family.
For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com



Maxine R. Martin
posted on: 2014-01-17

Maxine R. Martin, age 92, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 11:33 pm on January 15, 2014 at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois. Maxine was born on December 22, 1921 in Warren County, Illinois and is the daughter of Emmett R. and Ruth Crandall Peterson. She was raised and educated in Monmouth, where she attended public schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. Maxine married C.W. "Bill" Martin, Jr. on June 28, 1947 in Monmouth, Illinois and he preceded her in death on June 12, 1964. Maxine was employed by General Telephone Company in Monmouth, Illinois where she started as an operator. She worked at General Telephone for over 25 years, advancing through the ranks to the position of Supervisor where she was responsible for training new employees. Maxine was a member of Heritage United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth and served as a Deacon. She loved to play golf, bridge, and enjoyed all sports. Maxine enjoyed the company of her family and friends the most. She is survived by her daughter; JoEllyn "Jody" Martin of Indianapolis, Indiana and one son; C.W. Martin III "Billy" (Allison) of St. Louis, Missouri. There are three grandsons, Jackson Martin, Rawly Lantz, and Shannon (Lantz) Kekhaev. There are four great grandchildren. Two sisters survive; Lois Appleby (Edward) of Galesburg, IL and Greta Ryner of Monmouth, Illinois. One brother survives, Lee Peterson (Helen) of Winston Salem, N.C. She is preceded in death by her parents, four sisters; Leona Sprout, Helen Bruyn, Katherine Edwards, and Faye Daily, and two brothers; her twin brother Max Peterson and brother Ray Peterson.

Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 am prior to the service at Turnbull's. Interment will follow at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, IL. A memorial fund is being established for Heritage United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth, Illinois.


Robert "Bob" D. Martin

Robert D." Bob " Martin, age 86, passed away at 9:11 am at his Monmouth residence on Tuesday April 15, 2014. Robert was born on January 30, 1928 in Monmouth, Ill and is the son of Arthur L. and Euforsine Franzen Martin. Bob was reared and educated in Monmouth and was a member of the Monmouth High School Class of 1945. On August 20, 1950, Bob married Glenna D. Sharp in Monmouth and she survives. He proudly served his Country with the 2nd Army Division during the Korean War. Bob was baptized and confirmed at the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth where he served on the Church council several times. He was a lifelong farmer in Hale Township of Warren County raising grain and livestock. He was one of the original volunteer firemen of the Little York Fire Protection District. Bob also served as the Town Clerk of Hale Township for many years. He was the Beef Chairman and President of the Warren County Prime Beef Festival in the 1960's. Bob helped coach Jr. Sheriff League softball and a big supporter of Warren School athletics. He was the third generation of the Martin family to serve on the Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank and Marquette Bank Board. Bob was also a member of the American Legion. Bob is survived by his wife Glenna, one son, Gary (Jan) Martin of Monmouth, IL, one daughter, Cathy (Jim) Bodine of Erie, IL, three granddaughters, Ami (Aaron) Martin Winter of Galesburg, IL, Angi (Brian) Martin Prudent of Moline, IL, and Lindsey Martin of Palo Alto, CA, one step-granddaughter, Jill (Dave) Pearson or Oronoko, MN, six great-grandchildren, three step great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Lawrence, Ralph, Gerald, and Glenn and two sisters, Evelyn and Lois.

Services: A funeral service is planned for 10:30 am on Monday, April, 21, 2014 at the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Bob's family will receive friends on Sunday, April 20, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will follow the service at Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth or Hospice Compassus.


Claude I. "Yogi" Martin Jr.
posted on: 2014-07-28

Claude I. "Yogi" Martin Jr., age 70, of rural Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 8:40 pm on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. He was born on November 2, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia the son of Claude and Millie (Bridge) Martin. Yogi was raised in Rapetee, IL and graduated from Grand Valley High School with the class of 1961. After high school, he lived in the Victoria and Oneida IL area. On August 1, 1999, Yogi married Marjorie Mae Waugh and she is surviving. He attended the University of Illinois for a time. He began work at Gates Rubber in Galesburg and from 1968 to 2001 as a tool and die maker in manufacturing at Maytag in Galesburg. Yogi also farmed at the family farm in Oneida for many years. He enjoyed NASCAR and stock car racing in which he was involved in his younger years. Yogi is survived by his wife Marjorie, two daughters; Stacey Martin of Davenport, Iowa and Angie McMahill of Galesburg, Illinois, stepchildren; Rebecca Bell of Knoxville, Illinois and Harry (Angie) Waugh of Abingdon, Illinois, his grandson Mitchell Whitman of Malvern, Arkansas and seven other grandchildren, two sisters; Diana (Byron) Blair of Bloomington, Illinois and Carol (Rick) Koll of Wichita, Kansas, one brother; Charles Martin or Oneida, Illinois, three nephews and one niece. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: A gathering of family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. His family has established a memorial fund for the Western Illinois Animal Rescue.


Caitlynn Caylene Mason
Caitlynn Caylene Mason, infant daughter of Jeffery and Heather Mason, passed away at Noon 12:00 pm on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria Illinois. Caitlyn was born on February 24, 2014. Caitlynn is survived by her parents, Jeffery and Heather Mason of Monmouth, one sister, Courtney Mason and three brothers, Jeffery, James, and Jacob Mason, all at home. Also surviving are her Maternal Grandmother, Nita Clark of Smithshire and Maternal Grandfather, Randall Clark of Galesburg, Paternal Grandparents Ed and Brenda Mason of Monmouth, Maternal Uncle, Todd Dixon of Cameron, Jason (Heather) Cassiday of Alaska, Paternal Aunt and Uncle Josh and Courtney Mason of Hannibal, MO, and numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles. Caitlynn was preceded in death by her great grandparents.

Services: A funeral service will be at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Monday at 1:30 pm conducted by Reverend Todd Dahlgren. A fellowship luncheon will follow at Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, IL. Her family will receive friends for visitation from Noon to 1:30 Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established by her family. Her interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery.


Juanita R Matigian
posted on: 2012-02-05
Juanita R. Matigian, age 78, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, on February 4, 2012 at 1:46 pm. She was born April 8, 1933 in Varna, Illinois and is the daughter of G.Wesley and Lilly E. Palm Lorance. She was raised in Varna where she attended local schools and high school. She then completed her B A degree at McMurray College and received her teacher's certificate. Juanita was previously married to George Victor Matigian.
Juanita began teaching at Warren High School in Gurnee, Illinois and ultimately assumed the role of Dean of Girls. She then left public teaching to start a private pre-school with her husband George in Gurnee, Waukegan, and Liberty, Illinois which she operated to her retirement. Juanita was an avid Golfer, loved to play Bridge, and the game of Scrabble.
Surviving are two sons Matthew (Diana) Matigian of Oak Park, Illinois and Victor (Shannon) Matigian of Bloomington, Illinois. There are two sisters, her identical twin, Genevieve Felt of Oquawka, Illinois and Eudora (Steve) Harrold of Eatonton, Georgia. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one son George.


Services: As was her request, cremation is being accorded and no service is being planned at the present.


Sylvia Darlene McCannon
posted on: 2010-07-05
Sylvia Darlene McCannon, age 77, of Oquawka, passed away at 8:55 a.m., July 3, 2010 at the Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Ia. She was born on November 6, 1932 in Carmen, Il., the daughter of Walter E. and Grace S. Bagles Lundeen. Sylvia attended Oquawka schools. She worked in various factory jobs over the years including Sylvania in Burlington, Ia., ESP, and she was also a waitress for a time. She enjoyed horses, hunting, and fishing.
Sylvia is survived by her daughter Paula Marie Elmore (Max) of Jacksonville, Fl., one son Ed McCannon (Janice) of Cape Coral, Fl., six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. Numerous cousins also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Leah Merle Lundeen Rice.


Services: A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, July 8, 2010 at the Oquawka Cemetery in Oquawka, Ill. Friends may call on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka where her family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the Parkinson Association of Illinois.


Tommy E. McClanahan
Tommy E. McClanahan, age 55, passed away at 7:36 a.m., Friday, April 24, 2009, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. He was born on August 18, 1953 in Wallingford, Kentucky. Tommy is the son of Ernest R. and Sarah Alice Gulley McClanahan. He was reared and educated in the Fleming County, Kentucky. Tommy married Joan Rucker on August 24, 1983 in Flemingsburg, Kentucky, she survives.
Tommy worked at Farmland Foods in Monmouth for the past 24 years as a meat cutter. He enjoyed watching wrestling and stock car races on television, working on cars, and most of all, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving Tommy is his wife Joan of Monmouth, one son, Mark Baker of Wataga, Ill., three daughters; Kathy Allard of Aurora, Co., Michelle Roach and Nate of Galesburg, Ill., and Amanda Bank and Eric of Galesburg, Ill.. Three sisters; Betty Dyer and Billy, Ruby Lucas, and Patricia Sanders all of Wallingford, Ky... Also surviving are six grandchildren, a special mother-in-law Betty Rucker and a special sister-in-law Kay Rucker of Gilson, and numerous nephews and one niece.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, his special father-in-law, and one sister.


Services: A graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2009, at the Maquon Cemetery in Maquon, Ill. No calling hours are planned. Cremation has been accorded. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established.


Lois E. McCoy
posted on: 2010-02-10

Lois E. McCoy, age 87, of Gladstone, Ill., passed away at 6:26 a.m. on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill. On February 8, 1923, Lois was born in rural Easton, Ill. the daughter of George W. and Mary L. Williams Bridges.
Lois was reared in the Havana, Ill., area where she attended local schools.
On April 21, 1940, Lois married Chester R. McCoy in Havana. He preceded in death on September 12, 1985.
Lois was employed by Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Iowa, for forty years retiring in 1991. Lois was a member of the Lomax Christian Church and the Burlington Eagles Aerie. She enjoyed the Good Neighbor Sam's Club, camping, traveling and vacationing with her husband in Florida where they did fishing in the gulf and went looking for sand dollars and shells.
Surviving Lois are 3 daughters: Jeanette (Larry) Pence of Lomax, Ill., Barbara (James) Howell of Brooksville, Florida, Bonnie McCoy of Monmouth, Ill. and son Gary (Marge) McCoy of Monmouth, fourteen grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters Vivian Towery and Rosemary "Bud" Burgett both of Havana, two brothers, Eldon Bridges and David Bridges both of Havana.
Preceding Lois in death are her parents, husband, two daughters Betty Thorndike and Shirley Darrell, one granddaughter Shelly Seats, and seven brothers, Clyde, Howard, Nile, Dale, Loy, Johnny and Danny Bridges.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at the Lomax Christian Church. Interment will be in the Carman Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday, February 12 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth where her family will be present from 6:00 to 8:00.


Lawrence D. McCoy
posted on: 2011-12-23
Lawrence D. McCoy, age 79, of Monmouth, passed away at 7:40 pm on December 22, 2011 at the Care Center of Abingdon. Lawrence was born September 22, 1932 in rural Alexis, Illinois and was the son of Lawrence Elmer and Edith Glass McCoy. He was raised in Warren County and attended Chattanooga rural school.
He was married to Anna Bella Waller on December 23, 1950. Lawrence owned and operated McCoy Repair and Body Shop in Monmouth. He also worked at the Ford Dealership in Monmouth as a mechanic and cleanup. Lawrence managed thirty-five rental properties for a number of years locally and was known as a work-a-holic. He enjoyed animals and John Deere Tractors. He also enjoyed raising cattle and taking care of his cats. His favorite thing was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife Anna McCoy of Monmouth, and one daughter Joyce Thompson of Galesburg, Illinois. There are two grandsons James (Carol) Davis of rural Galesburg, and Mike (Julia) Brewer of Monmouth, Illinois. Two great grandchildren survive Zachary Brewer and Faith Davis and several step grand and great grandchildren. One sister, Imogene McGinnes of Rural Trivoli, Illinois survives.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and brothers and sisters.


Services: A funeral service will be on Thursday December 29, 2011 at 10:30 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. His family plans to receive friends on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for St.Jude's Children's Hospitals.


Bonnie J McCoy
posted on: 2013-09-19

Bonnie J. McCoy, age 67, of Macomb, Illinois and formerly of Gladstone in Henderson County,IL; passed away at 10:43 am on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at the Countryside Manor Nursing Home in Macomb, IL and is the daughter of Chester R.and Lois E.Bridges McCoy. She was raised and educated in Henderson County where she attended local schools and G & O High School. She was previously married to John Seats. Bonnie was first employed as a Janitress at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa for a time. She supported St.Judes Children's Hospital in Peoria, IL. and attended Stone Hayes in Monmouth and loved to play cards.
She is survived by two granddaughters Mercedes Seats Chenoweth of Bushnell, IL and Tara Seats. One grandson, Bradley Seats in the state of Texas. There is one great granddaughter, Mylee Jo Chenoweth also of Bushnell, IL. One brother survives, Gary (Marge) McCoy of Monmouth, and two sisters, Barbara (Jim) Howell of Brocksville, FL and Jeannette (Larry) Pence of Lomax, IL. A number of nieces and nephews also are surviving. She is preceded in her death by her grandparents, parents, one daughter Shelly and son Everett.


Services: Cremation is currently being accorded. A graveside interment service for her ashes will be at 2:00 pm on Friday September 27, 2013 at Monmouth Cemetery. Memorial contributions are to St.Judes Children's Hospital in Peoria, Illinois. A celebration of her life is planned by her family on her Birthday, November 17, 2013. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements and more information is available at www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com


Evelyn M. McCrery
posted on: 2008-03-17

Evelyn M. McCrery, 89, previously of Aledo, Illinois, but more recently living with her daughter in Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away at 8:15 p.m., March 16, 2008, at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Evelyn was born on October 12, 1918, in Mercer County, North of Burgess. She is the daughter of Clem and Maude Fisher Rhoades. She was educated in the Monmouth public schools, graduating from Monmouth High School. After graduating, she worked in the accounting department at Surgeons in Monmouth. She married Earnest "Dale" McCrery on March 2, 1940 in Monmouth. Evelyn was a housewife while her husband managed the Standard Oil bulk plant in Alexis; they later farmed in the Alexis area and moved to Aledo in 1978, he preceded her in 1981. Evelyn was a member of the College Avenue Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed volunteer work at the Mercer County Hospital gift shop, spending time with her friends, cooking, but most important she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving Evelyn are her two sons; Stand McCrery of Aledo and James McCrery of Wagoner, Oklahoma, one daughter; Jane Moore of Battle Creek, MI, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, and one brother.

Services: A graveside service for relatives and immediate family will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20, 2008 at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth from 10:00 a.m. till noon. Memorials may be made to the College Avenue Presbyterian Church in Aledo, Illinois


RITA L. McCUTHEON
posted on: 2012-02-20

Rita L. McCutcheon, age 49, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Kindred Hosptial in Sycamore, Illinois on Saturday February 18, 2012. Rita was born on January 19, 1963 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of Riley Crawford and Kathryn McCutcheon. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School with the class of 1981. She then attended Carl Sandburg College for two years. Rita worked at the Galesburg Target Store for a number of years and also was a foster parent for many years. She liked to
She is survived by her mother Kathryn Bates of Monmouth, Illinois, her father Riley Crawford of Riverside, California and two sons John and Tyree McCutcheon, both of Monmouth, Illinois. There are three brothers Shiloh Bates and Shane McCuthcheon both of Monmouth, Illinois and her brother Lance McCutcheon of Peoria, Illinois. She has several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins also surviving. She is preceded in her death by her grandparents.


Services: A memorial service will be on Saturday February 25, 2012 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends for the hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial fund is being established by her family.


Beulah B. McDonald
posted on: 2008-01-26
Beulah B. McDonald, age 92, of LaSalle, Michigan, formerly of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 8:44 a.m. of Friday, January 25, 2008, at the home of her daughter. Beulah was born on July 31, 1915, in Concord, Morgan County, Illinois, the daughter of James A. and Lillie Layel Miller. She was reared and educated in the Concord Schools and received an associates degree.
Beulah first married Harold K. Cox, Sr. in 1934 in Morgan Co. She later married Charles McDonald in Morgan Co.
Beulah worked at war time factories in both Jacksonville, Illinois and Middletown, Iowa. While in Oquawka she worked at a Shelter Care that was a home for elderly women with special needs retiring in 1980. She enjoyed crossword puzzle, reading, canning and making jellies. She was a caring person and enjoyed taking food to her neighbors.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary and Joe Schlichte of LaSalle, and Sandra K. and Thurman Carpenter of Dayton, Ohio, two sons Harold K. and Janis Cox, Jr. of Rushville, Illinois and Ronald K. and Sue Cox of Springfield, Illinois, two grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren and one sister Ruby Fordyce of Washington, Indiana.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, one granddaughter, three sisters and one brother and a long time companion John Dughman


Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2008 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment will be in the Center Grove Cemetery in Kirkwood, Illinois. Her family will receive friends at Turnbull's from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday


Sharon R. McDonald

Sharon R. McDonald, age 72, of Kirkwood, passed away at 10:03 p.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Sharon was born on April 2, 1939 in Mendon, Ill., she is the daughter of Everett and Virginia June Andrews Stansbery. She was reared and educated in Mendon and attended Mendon schools. Sharon married Richard R."Dick" McDonald on August 20, 1962 in Quincy, Ill., he survives. Sharon worked as a school bus driver for the United School District, and was an "over the road" truck driver for Munson Transportation. She also worked as a sales associate at Shopko in Monmouth. Sharon served as the President of the Kirkwood Park Board. She loved to ride and took care of horses with her father together winning many trophies and ribbons. Sharon also cared for many foster children over the years. Sharon loved to go to bingo.
She is survived by her husband Richard McDonald of Kirkwood, four sons; Clifford L. McDonald (Sherry), Micheal L. McDonald (Candie), Randall D. McDonald and Rodney W. McDonald (Pamela) all of Kirkwood, Ill. Nine grandsons; William McDonald, Joshua McDonald, Jacob McDonald, James Dodds, Justin McDonald, David McDonald, Aaron McDonald, Mitchell McDonald, Micheal Osborn, and six granddaughters; Janelle McDonald, Melissa McDonald, Kim Damewood, Jennifer McDonald, Renee McDonald, and Becky Elliott. There are four great granddaughters surviving. Sharon is preceded in death by here parents, one daughter Kathy Jo (Randy) Barton, and two brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday December 6, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment is to be in Center Grove Cemetery of Kirkwood, Illinois. Her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. On Monday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established by her family and will be established at a later date.


Kathleen I. " Kate " McGraw
posted on: 2012-12-04

Kathleen I." Kate " McGraw, age 78, of Gladstone, Illinois passed away at 11:45 pm on December 3, 2012 at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, Illinois. Kathleen was born on August 2, 1934 in Gladstone, Illinois and is the daughter of Everett "Jimmy" and Martha Lox Lewis. Kate attended Gladstone schools and graduated from G & O High School. Kate married Robert E. " Bob " McGraw on June 14, 1953 in Gladstone, IL. and he is surviving.
Kate started working at Cooks Department Store in Burlington, Iowa as a clerk and office worker. She then was employed by Unit 115 Union School District where she was head cook for 26 years. She retired in 1996. Kate was a former member of the Henderson County VFW Auxiliary, and earlier was a girl scout leader for her daughter.Kate was a professional grandma and her family was the most important to her. Among Kate's interests are bingo, bowling, crocheting, flowers and gardening, reading, and going four wheeling. She also in earlier years enjoyed square dancing.
She is survived by her husband, Bob McGraw of Gladstone, Illinois; four daughters, Donna K. (Mick) Albin of Gladstone, IL; Patty (Gary) Wood of Gladstone, IL; Kathy (Randy) Grafton of rural Stronghurst, IL; and Betsy (Scott) Cooper of Gladstone, IL. One son survives, Lewis (Tammy) McGraw of Oquawka, IL. There are sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also are surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, two brothers, and an infant grandson.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday December 8, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Cremation will then be accorded. Her family plans visitation at the funeral home in Oquawka with the family receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday evening. A memorial fund is being established for the Gladstone Fire Department.


Robert E. McGraw
posted on: 2014-02-07

Robert E."Bob" McGraw, age 82, of Gladstone, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2014 at Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa. He was born on February 22, 1931 in Oquawka, Illinois and is the son of Clifford E."Red" and Bertha Baxter McGraw. Bob was raised in Oquawka and Henderson county and attended and graduated from G and O High School with the class of 1949. He then entered the United States Navy and served during the Korean War on the USS Gayety Mine Sweeper and the USS Hamilton Destroyer. He returned in 1953 and married Kathleen I. "Kate" Lewis on June 14, 1953 in Gladstone,. Illinois. She preceded him on December 3, 2012. Bob began work at J.I. Case in Burlington, Iowa where he worked his entire career, forty years, as an experimental technician. He was a member of and past post commander between 1965 and 2000, of the Gladstone Veterans of Foreign Wars post 7082 and was active in the Honor Guard of the post. He is a 54 year member and Past Master of the Oquawka Masonic Lodge 123. Bob joined the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department in 1955, and in 1979 he helped establish the Gladstone Fire District of which he is the current president. He has been a member of the Gladstone Auxiliary Police from 1979 to 2004 and a member of the Civil Defense Police. Bob is survived by his four daughters, Donna K. (Mick) Albin and Patty (Gary) Wood, both of Gladstone, IL.; Kathy (Randy) Grafton of rural Stronghurst, IL.; and Betsy (Scott) Cooper of Gladstone, IL. and one son Lewis McGraw (Tammy) McGraw of Oquawka, IL. There are sixteen grandchildren and three great grandchildren. One sister survives, Pauline Woods of Gladstone, IL and one brother, Bill (Pat) McGraw of Liberty, IL. He is preceded in his death by his parents, wife, two sisters, one brother, and an infant grandson.

Services: A Masonic service and funeral service will begin at 10:30 am on Wednesday February 12, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Military honors and cremation will follow the funeral services Wednesday. His family plans to receive friends on Tuesday evening, having visitation on February 11, 2014 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, also at the funeral home. Memorial funds have been established for either the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department or the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.


Joseph C. "Joe" McIntire
posted on: 2008-04-04
Joe McIntire, age 37, of Logan, Ohio; formerly of Oquawka, Illinois passed away of natural causes at 11:30 p.m., April 1, 2008, at his home in Logan. Born September 27, 1970 in Monmouth, he was the son of Ray and Carole Coover McIntire. He graduated from Union High School in 1988. He then completed an Associates Degree in Computer Technology at Southeastern College in Burlington, Iowa. Survivors include his Parents Ray and Carole of Oquawka, Two Brothers Ray McIntire,Jr. and Amy of Oquawka, and Craig McIntire and Tammy of Blue Springs, Missouri. Maternal Grandmother Betty Coover of Oquawka, Illinois. Three Nieces Hannah and Megan McIntire of Oquawka, and Tori Sowers of Blue Springs, OH. Two Nephews Matthew McIntire of Lenexa, Kansas and Travis Sowers of Brunswick, Missouri; Special Friend Jamey Littleton of Logan, Ohio.
Joe is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather, Jr.Coover and his Paternal Grandparents William "Pete" and Alleyne McIntire. Numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive


Services: A gathering of family and friends is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, IL on Friday April 11, 2008 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Cremation has been accorded. A memorial fund has been established for W.I.A.R. Western Illinois Animal Rescue


Nancy Lynn Nevius McKee
Nancy Lynn Nevius McKee, 75, Lakewood, CO, passed away on March 13, 2013. Nancy was born on August 20, 1937, in Monmouth, Il. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. "Bob" McKee, daughters Alison (Lance) Johnston and Tracy (Roberto Busnardo) Truax, sons, Jeff (Leanne) Truax and Marc Truax, 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her stepson Mark R. McKee, her sister Peggy Nevius German, her beloved aunt Grace Gawthrop Peterson, and her parents Alice and Roy Nevius.
Nancy attended Galesburg Public Schools, went to Northwestern College her freshman year, and then graduated from Monmouth College. She was a member of the Phi Beta Phi sorority. She sang, acted and danced through the years, which she loved very much. She was involved in theater in Gillette, WY. Private services will be held June 7, 2013 in Monmouth, IL.


Services: A memorial service is planned on June 7th, 2013 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. Cremation was accorded.


Goldie A. McKelvey
posted on: 2010-11-19

Goldie A. McKelvey, age 96, of Monmouth, passed away at 11:20 a.m., Friday, November 19, 2010 at the Monmouth Nursing Home. Goldie was born August 6, 1914 n Ottawa, IL. and was the daughter of Leon V. and Goldie A. Covell Gonigam. She was raised in Ottawa where she attended local schools and graduated from Ottawa High School in 1932. She then completed nurse's training at Galesburg Cottage Hospital School of Nursing in 1939. She then completed training in Chicago at Chicago Lying In Hospital in 1941. Goldie also did graduate work in nursing at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. She was married to George W. McKelvey on May 11, 1941 at her parents home in Ottawa, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 11, 1981. Goldie was a registered nurse at Monmouth Hospital and then Community Memorial Hospital spanning a career of thirty-nine years. She was a life member and very active in the Post 2301 VFW Auxiliary, having served twice as it's president. She also served as President of VFW 8th District, was State VFW Assistant Musician, and a member of the Illinois State Presidents Club. She also was a member of the local Post 2301 VFW President's Club and president of the Past District President's Club. Goldie was a member, former Chaplain, and former President of the Illinois Prairie Colony of New England Women. She was a member holding numerous offices including Chairman and Reagent at the State level of NSDAR in Illinois. She served as president of the Harding School P.T.A. when her children were small. She also was a member of Gerlaw Christian Church where she served as musician for Sunday school and was a member of the Challenger Sunday School Class. Goldie was known for her knitting of Christmas stockings for many families and their children over many years.
Surviving Goldie are two daughters, Susan (Bill) Glover of Dixon, Illinois and Pat (Bill) Taylor of Kirkwood, Illinois. There are six grandchildren William (Jill) McKelvey in West Liberty, OH; Bruce (Tami) McKelvey of Cable, OH; Michelle (Kevin) Countryman of Freeport, IL; Ann (Eric Schoonover) Taylor of Peoria, IL; Sara Greenlief of Kirkwood, IL; and Rebecca (Dave) Anderson of Kirkwood, IL. Two step grandchildren, Debra (Carl) Rispoli and John Beasoliou, both of Peoria, AZ. Seven Great Grand Children, Matt McKelvey of West Liberty, OH; Alyssa Vicker, Emma Greenlief, and Taylor Anderson, all of Kirkwood, IL, Korin (Tom) Karst of Cherry Valley, IL. and Natalie and Ryan Countryman, both of Freeport, IL. There are two Step Great Great Grandchildren, Emily and Garrett Karst, both of Cherry Valley, Illinois. Goldie's very special friend survives Barbara Conn of Monmouth, Illinois. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son William and his wife Linda, one sister Elizabeth, her brother Leon, and two infant great grandsons.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday November 24, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. A VFW Auxiliary service will be on Tuesday evening at 5:30 pm at Turnbulls prior to her family's visitation from 6:00 to 8:00 pm also at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for a Galesburg Cottage Hospital Alumni Association.


Charles D. McLaughlin
posted on: 2013-06-22

Charles D. "Charlie" McLaughlin, age 67 ,of Monmouth passed away at 6:35 p.m. at the Prairie City Rehabilitation Center in Prairie City, Illinois. Charlie was born October 16th, 1945 in Monmouth, the son of Carl N. and Mary O. Hood McLaughlin. He was raised in Monmouth, and attended Law School and Warren School. Charlie married Christine Ann Crooks on February 18,1967 in Monmouth. Charlie worked at Monmouth College as a custodian, then at Monmouth Pottery and later at Admirals in Galesburg. Charlie and Christine operated the Sunoco gas station in Cameron in 1983 Charlie then began work at Agar in Monmouth after it opened and worked there over forty years, retiring in 2007. Charlie also was a volunteer fireman for the Cameron Fire Department for many years. Charlie enjoyed carpentry and woodworking with his sons in his later years.
He is survived by his wife Christine of Monmouth, Illinois and three sons, Douglas (Katrina) McLaughlin of Monmouth, Charles Jr. (Julie) McLaughlin of Smithshire, IL, and Albert (Elleen) McLaughlin also of Monmouth, Illinois There are six grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, and fourteen great and step great grandchildren surviving. Two brothers survive, Carl McLaughlin Jr. (Cindy) and Ronnie McLaughlin, both of Monmouth, IL. Two sisters Donna Neal of Galesburg, Illinois and Carol Hornbaker of Monmouth, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Jackie, Robert, and Albert Cook, and four sisters, Minnie, Margaret, Linda, and Wilma.


Services: A graveside service will be on Monday June 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth, IL. His family plans visitation with the family receiving friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, on Saturday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm A memorial fund is being established for Diabetes.


William L. McLaughlin
posted on: 2014-06-28

William L. McLaughlin, age 100, of Monmouth and formerly of Kirkwood, Illinois; passed away at 12:40 am on Saturday June 28, 2014 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on October 7, 1913 in Bloomington, Illinois and is the son of William L. and Mary Kiley McLaughlin. He was raised and educated in Chilicothe, Illinois where he attended grade school, and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1931. Bill entered the United States Army in 1942 and received the purple heart during World War II serving from 1942 to 1946. He was married to Jeanette Smith in1940 in Burlington, Iowa and she preceded him in death on June 1, 1996. Bill is a member of the Kirkwood United Methodist Church in Kirkwood, and was employed first as an installer and in maintenance at Maple City Furnace Company of Monmouth for fourteen years, and later in maintenance at Monmouth Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital for seventeen years and until his retirement. He is survived by a thirteen nieces and nephews, and one sister, Mary Mattocks in Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, five brothers, and one sisters, and his very special friend, Annie Swiler.

Services: A funeral service and military honors will be on Saturday July 5th, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois and burial will follow in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Military rites are to accorded at the cemetery with the interment service. His family plans visitation prior to the service on Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth and will be present to receive friends from 10:00 am to 11:00 am that morning. A memorial fund is being established


Patrick L. McManus III
posted on: 2008-09-30

Patrick L. McManus III, age 59, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away, Monday, September 29, 2008, at his residence. He was born on November 20, 1948, in Portland, Oregon, the son of Patrick L. and Mona Simpson McManus. Pat graduated from East Aurora High School in East Aurora, New York. He then graduated from Monmouth College in 1971 with a B. A. Degree in Business. While in college , Pat worked as a volunteer at the Warren Achievement Center, where he met his future wife. He took the first group of Special Olympians to the Illinois Olympics in Chicago. He also organized a Boy Scout Troop for the developmentally disabled. He married Valerie on April 3, 1971, in Monmouth. She survives.
After college Pat became a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, Galesburg Council, setting up troops throughout the area. Pat then went to work as a motorcycle salesman at Leisureland, helped to develop Sandy Oaks MotoCross Track and sponsored a MotoCross race team. later, Pat became a manager of Monmouth Oil Company. Pat was appointed First Ward Alderman of the Monmouth City Council in 1976. He was then elected alderman in 1977. Pat was appointed Mayor Pro Tem in 1979. He was elected by the people of Monmouth in 1981 and re-elected in 1985 and 1989. Throughout his tenure in office, Pat was able to attract dedicated professionals to serve and was able to bring grant money to the City of Monmouth in order to address problems in areas such as; rehabilitation of housing, community services, waste water management, and transportation. Additionally, while Mayor, Pat did extensive work with HUD and IDFA. He was a member of the Western Illinois Mayor's Association. He left office in 1993.
After his mayoral duties Pat utilized his entrepreneurial skills, opening Maple City Remanufacturing (MCR) and then Vending Remanufacturing Incorporated (VRI). Later, Pat worked for CR England Regional Trucking where he trained various new drivers and ended his career with JRRW Transport based out of North Liberty, Iowa.
Pat loved NASCAR, football, specifically the Chicago Bears, the 6:00 a.m. coffee group, the Rocky Mountains and traveling, especially Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Most of all, Pat loved spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Pat is survived by his wife Valerie McManus of Monmouth, his son, Patrick (Karen) McManus IV of Harvard, Illinois, one daughter Amanda (Francisco) Maez of Centennial, Colorado, two grandchildren Hannah Grace and Joshua Patrick McManus of Harvard, and one brother Kevin C. (Nellie) McManus of Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Also surviving are one niece and three nephews and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Kathleen McManus Nevins.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral home in Monmouth. His family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Memorials can be made to a charity of one's choice in Pat's name.


Vivian Cook McMichael
posted on: 2014-06-12
Vivian Cook McMichael, age 90, of Forest Grove, Oregon, passed away at Wynwood of Forest Grove on August 30, 2013. Vivian was born on September 7, 1922 in Compton, Illinois and is the daughter of Harvey and Bessie VanCampen Cook. She was raised and received her education in the Compton community and graduated from Mendota High School with the class of 1940. Upon graduation she attended Monmouth College for two years.
Vivian married Thomas Nash McMichael on July 31, 1943 in College Park, Maryland. She then moved back to Illinois awaiting her husband from his duty in World War II. They moved to South California in 1952 where they resided for thirty-one years until retirement when they moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for seventeen years before returning to Forest Grove, Oregon to be near her family to date. Her greatest joy in life was to be a homemaker and mother to her four children. She assisted her husband in making their real estate office a success and was his bookkeeper for most of the time. During this time she did receive her real estate license though never made a career of it.
Vivian was active in PTA while her children were small, was a member of PEO and an active member of the United Presbyterian Church. Her special interests include reading, gardening, genealogy, traveling, fishing, and her love especially of cats. Surviving her are four children, Thomas Ray McMichael of Orange, California, Daniel Kent McMichael of Forest Grove, Oregon, Mary Ann Whteley of Forest Grove, Oregon, and Terri Jean Mancuso of Sherwood, Oregon. There are four grandchildren David, Jana, Janelle, and Alex; her nine great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in her death were her parents, husband, Thomas on Dec. 3, 2003, one brother, two sisters, and one grandson, Vincent Whiteley. Jackson McMichael's son, Thomas, served thirty-four years as the college's fourth president, and his son, David, served as the longtime business manager.


Services: A memorial service for Thomas and Vivian McMichael is planned at 1:00 pm on June 19, 2014 at the Dahl Auditorium of Monmouth College, built in 1896 under the leadership of president Jackson B. McMichael, great-grandfather of Vivian's late husband. The McMichael family is inextricably linked to the history and success of Monmouth College. A committal service for them will follow at Monmouth Cemetery. Cremation rites have been accorded and no calling hours have been announced by the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, who has charge of the local arrangements.


Harriet G. McMillon
posted on: 2007-12-10

Harriet G. McMillon, age 81, of Rock Island, Illinois, passed away at 5:10 p.m. at Trinity West in Rock Island on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. Harriet was born on May 7, 1926 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Harriet Cox Taylor. She was reared and educated in Monmouth, attending Monmouth Public Schools. She first married William Nickerson, she was then married to Edward Eugene Eaves, and lastly she married Porter Z. McMillon.

Harriet was a homemaker, and worked to raise her children to be productive, independent individuals. She ensured that they were well taken care of, until leaving home. Harriet's wealth was her family, and their welfare. Harriet enjoyed her friends, and the Birthday Club in Monmouth, music and dancing, and tap danced as a girl. She was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include five daughters; Harriet Thomas and Isaiah of Moline, Illinois, Francis Howard and Edward of East Moline, Illinois, Barbara Peoples and James of Bourbonnais, Illinois, Carla Nickerson and Bill of Rock Island, and Sherry Eaves of Charlotte, North Carolina. Four sons; James Nickerson Sr., of Moline, Donald Wade of Davenport, Fletcher Nickerson of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Edward Eaves Jr., of Macomb. Four sisters; Wilmetta Jean Herbert and Franklin of Ft. Leonardwood, Shirley Ann Manley and Weston of Marrietta, Georgia, Patricia Marie Lucas of Monmouth, and Lillie M. Hayes of Galesburg, Illinois. Three Brothers; Vinston Taylor of Moline, John W. Taylor of Monmouth, Robert L. Taylor and Karen of Davenport, Iowa. Also surviving are twenty seven grandchildren, forty three great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by; her parents, husbands, one daughter, Tina, one son, Michael, one brother, Larry Taylor, one granddaughter, Tiffany Thomas, and one grandson, Timmeron Howard.


Services: A funeral service will be Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday morning, where the family will be present to receive friends from 10:00 a.m. till the time of service at 11:00 a.m. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Richard H. "Dick" McNitt
posted on: 2008-03-31

Richard H. "Dick" McNitt, age 66, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 1:37 a.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008, at the Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Dick was born on March 16, 1942, in St. Joseph, Michigan, the son of Warren and Eileen Nelson McNitt. He was reared by his Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Harold Nelson, and was educated in rural schools in Little York, and graduated from Little York High School in 1960. He married Carol Jones on November 10, 1961, in Rozetta, Illinois. He attended and graduated PTI (Police Training Institute) in Champaign, Illinois.
In the 1970's, Dick served as a police officer for the Monmouth Police Department. He was also a journeyman diesel mechanic at Munson Transportation for many years. In 1986, they moved to West Palm Beach, Florida, where he served as a service manager for Palm Beach International. In 1997, they returned to Oquawka, Illinois. Dick enjoyed fishing, hot rods, classic cars, and anything with four wheels. He also did auto body work at his home for pleasure.
Dick is survived by his wife, Carol McNitt of Oquawka, Illinois, one daughter, Sandra K. Besse of Wellington, Florida, one son, Michael L. McNitt and Peggy of Kirkwood, Illinois. Also surviving are two grandchildren; Shanell Lynn Smith of Boca Raton, Florida, Luke Richard McNitt of West Palm Beach, Florida, one brother, Lane McNitt and Peg of Mercer Island, Washington, and Aunt Dorothy Nelson of Monmouth. Dick is preceded in death by his Mother, and a brother Lee.


Services: A memorial service will be at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois followed by the family receiving friends following the service. As Per Dick's request, please omit flowers, and make memorial contributions to either the Melanoma or Breast Cancer Research Funds, or to the Rozetta Baptist Church.


Shirley A. McVey
posted on: 2009-08-10

Shirley A. McVey, age 78, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 9:05 a.m. on Sunday August 9, 2009 at the OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Ill. Shirley was born July 11, 1931 in Monmouth, the daughter of Gerald S. and Alice E. Arendt Kelley.
Shirley was raised and educated in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Public Schools.
Shirley married Richard H. McVey on October 18, 1950 in Monmouth. He preceded her in death on September 9, 2000.
Shirley was a homemaker in her own home. Shirley first worked at Gambles Store in Monmouth. Shirley was a seamstress at Smolers and later worked at Glastex Boat Factory. Lastly she worked at Harding School in the lunch room. She loved bingo and going to the boat, knitting and making baby blankets. She was a "die-hard" Cub Fan. Her greatest joy was her family, home and grandchildren.
Shirley is survived by two daughters Judy A. Raes ( Gene) of Monmouth, and Mary A. Raes (Lonne) of Smithshire, Ill., two sons, Richard H. McVey, Jr. (Joan) of Kingsport, Tennessee and Jimmy L. McVey (Colleen) of Monmouth. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter, two sisters Donna Reyburn and Gene of Monmouth, and Peggy Redding and Lee of Marquette Heights, Ill., and one brother Phillip Kelley of Monmouth and numerous nieces and nephews.
Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, three brothers and two sisters.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 14, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Shirley family will be present to receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turnbull's. on Thursday evening. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for OSF Hospice in Galesburg, Ill.


Clara McVey
posted on: 2014-08-20
Clara G. McVey, age 75, of Biggsville, Illinois passed away on August 18, 2014 in Biggsville, Illinois. Clara was born on May 21, 1939 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the daughter of Charles J. and Lillian I. Long Pilcher. She was raised in Biggsville, Illinois where she attended local schools and the Biggsville High School. She was married to Donald McVey on June 8, 1957 in Biggsville, Illinois. Clara was a homemaker in her own home all of her life. She was employed briefly at Sylvania in Burlington, Iowa. Her biggest joy is taking care of her family and grandchildren. She has attended Faith Bible Church in Oquawka, Illinois She is survived by her husband Donald McVey of Biggsville, Illinois, two sons, Donald (Cynthia) McVey, Jr. of Oquawka, Illinois and Ronald (Teresa Scheitlin) McVey of Biggsville, Illinois. There are four granddaughters, Jessica (Jeremy) Stice of Winchester, IL; Amber McVey of Belleville,IL; Alyssa (Dillon) Vancil of Aberdeen, South Dakota; and Sarah McVey of Oquawka, Illinois and two grandsons, Caleb Bulen of Oquawka, IL David Joe McVey of Oquawka, IL. There is one great granddaughter and two great grandsons also surviving. A number of Nieces and Nephews and other relatives survive. She is preceded in her death by her parents and step father, and a brother.

Services: As per her wishes, cremation has been accorded. A memorial service is planned at Faith Bible Church on Saturday August 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm by her family. No calling hours are planned. A fellowship dinner will follow the service. A memorial fund is being established.


Christine Z. McWilliams
posted on: 2009-06-12

Christine Z. McWilliams, 83, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 8:42 a.m. on Thursday, June 11, 2009, at her residence. Christine was born on January 21, 1926, in Monmouth the daughter of Leo and Lora Allen Gibson.
She was raised in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School.
Christine married Robert McWilliams in 1962. He preceded her in death on July 7, 1968.
Christine was first employed at Western Stoneware in Monmouth and then Galesburg Research Hospital as a Mental health Technician. She retired when the Hospital closed. She enjoyed quilting and visiting with friends and family. She was a former member of the Calvary Baptist Church where she served as treasurer. Christine is a member of First Christian Church in Monmouth where she a member of the Lamplighters Class and volunteered in ministries. Christine was a member of the OSF Holy Family Auxiliary. She enjoyed water exercise at the YMCA and flowers and yard work.
Christine is survived by her daughter Louise Coleman (Melvin) of South San Francisco, California, one grandson Christopher Coleman of San Francisco, two sisters Jean Duffy and Mary Ella Andrews (Stu) both of Galesburg. Also surviving are numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Christine is preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the First Christian Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. Christine's family will receive friends from 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday prior to the service at the Church. A memorial fund is being established for the First Christian Church.


Andrew M. Melvin
posted on: 2013-08-25

Andrew Milton Melvin, age 95, of Oquawka, Illinois passed away suddenly at his residence in Oquawka, in the earlier morning hours of Sunday, August 25, 2013. Andrew was born April 28,1918, in Delavan, Minnesota the son of Whitney E. and Edith Renstrom Melvin. He married Rosalie May Moffitt on January 18,1948, at the Biggsville United Methodist Church. She survives. Andy served 4 years in the U.S. Air Force during World War II. He was a member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church, the Biggsville American Legion Post 1176, the Biggsville Lions Club and the Oquawka Eagles club. Andy and Rosalie also have been active in the Oquawka Museum. Andy graduated from Biggsville High School in 1936. Andy or "Augur" as he was referred to, was a farmer for over 40 years on the family Centennial Farm east of Biggsville before retiring in 1987. He and Rosalie then moved to their riverside home in Oquawka, where he enjoyed golfing, fishing, boating and star-gazing. Andy was most interested in his family, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren; and loved to follow them in their activities. Andy was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. Survivors include his wife, Rosalie, children, Edward (Pamela) Melvin of Monmouth, Dennis (Carrie) Melvin and Anne (Leonard) Hass both of Oquawka. There are seven grandchildren and four great grand children.

Services: A Memorial service is planned on Saturday, August 31,2013 at 10:30 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka,IL. and will be conducted by Reverend Mark Baker. Cremation has been accorded. The family will receive friends before the service from 9:00 am to 10:30 am prior to the service. Fellowship will follow after the service at the Oquawka Eagles Club. A memorial fund has been established for the Oquawka Eagles Club.


Karen Kay Mendes
posted on: 2011-06-21
Karen Kay Mendes, age 52, of Galesburg, Illinois passed away at 2:37 p.m., June 20, 2011 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg. She was born on October 25, 1958 in Monmouth, Il., the daughter of Marshall Lewis and Martha Joan Hall Giddings. Karen attended Monmouth High School. She married Chris M. Mendes in Belflower, California in July of 2001. Karen worked as a CNA at the Applegate Nursing Home, the Formfit for a time and Western Stoneware for 15 years all in Monmouth. She also worked for SAS Safety Corp. in Signal Hill, California for 17 years until her health failed. She enjoyed bingo, puzzles, puzzle books, walks on the beach and going for rides and collecting wolves. Karen also liked being outdoors enjoying nature .
Karen is survived by her husband Chris M. Mendes of Galesburg, Ill., her children; Shane Mahnesmith, Timothy James Mahnesmith, and Maria Reveles all of Long Beach, Ca. Her grandchildren; Adriana Medina, Jennifer Medina, and Andrea Medina all of Long Beach, Ca. Also surviving is her mother Martha Lovell of Monmouth, sisters; Peggy Bowling of Monmouth, Dawn Stevens of Monmouth, Marsha Dunn (Gene) of Kirkwood, Ill., and Paula Larson (Tim). Numerous nieces and nephews and aunts also survive.
Karen was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents, foster grandparents, father, and step father Randy Lovell.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth. Friends may call an hour prior to the service at Turnbulls where her family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established by her family.


Shirley Fay Merrill
posted on: 2008-02-22
Shirley Fay Merrill, age 82, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. at Roseville Country Manor. Shirley was born on August 10, 1925 in Youngtown, Illinois, the daughter of Lester and Vera (Romine) Merrill. She was reared in the Youngstown and Roseville area and attended Youngstown Schools. Shirley never married. She was of the protestant faith.
Shirley is survived by one sister Marilyn Peyton of Las Vegas, NV,
and one sister-in-law Jennie Merrill of Monmouth, Illinois
Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews are also surviving.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.


Services: A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2008, at the Monmouth Cemetery, Monmouth, Illinois. Friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for Roseville Country Manor in Roseville, Illinois.


Jennie A. Merrill
posted on: 2011-03-30

Jennie A. Merrill, age 85, of Monmouth, IL; passed away at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, on March 29, 2011 at 10:18 am. Jennie was born on October 4, 1925 in Monmouth and is the daughter of Earl R. and Mearl Stickell Curry. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended public schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1943. She was married to Lee Merrill on February 4, 1950 in Monmouth, Illinois. Lee preceded her in death on January 21, 1997. Jennie began work in the office of General Telephone in Monmouth and was employed there many years. In later years she worked as receptionist for Wendell F. Roller, MD in Monmouth, IL. until retirement. Jennie is a member of First Christian Church in Monmouth and for many years was an active volunteer for the Warren County Bloodmobile. She also served as an election judge for many years in Warren County. Jennie was involved also with the "Meals on Wheels" program in Monmouth, for numerous years. Surviving are two sons Greg (Glenda) Merrill of Galesburg, and Kent (Crista Liggett) Merrill of Monmouth, Illinois. One daughter survives Karen (Mark) Troline of Macomb, Illinois. There are four grandchildren Selina Baker, Ashley, Brandon, and Brittany Troline. One Great Grandson Cam; and Three Step Grandchildren and Eight Step Great Grandchildren. Three sisters survive, Jody (Vince) Morrissey and Betty Ledbetter both of Galesburg, and Mary (Charles) Bowen of Garden Grove, California. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, six brothers, and two sisters.

Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday April 2, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Her family plans to receive friends for 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established for "Youth Education"


Johnny Ray Mesecher
posted on: 2013-06-16

Johnny Ray Mesecher, age 21, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at his Monmouth residence on Sunday June 16, 2013 at 12:43 am. Johnny was born on January 28, 1992 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Amy Lynn Ray and Johnny Ray Mesecher. He was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth public schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. He was enrolled at Carl Sandburg College to begin in the fall. He began work at " "McDonalds" in Monmouth and for the last three years has been shift Manager at the Taco Bell restaurant also in Monmouth. He enjoyed hangin' out with his friends and his family.
Surviving Johnny is his mother Amy Mesecher of Monmouth, Illinois and father Johnny R. Mesecher of Roseville, Illinois His grandmother, Barbara, and the late, Rudy Ray of Monmouth, Illinois. One sister, Kaitlyn and one brother, Andrew Mesecher also are surviving and at home. A number of aunts, uncles, and cousins are also surviving him. Johnny is preceded in death by his Grandparents and two uncles.


Services: A funeral service will be on Thursday June 20, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL at 10:00 am. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans visitation on Wednesday evening with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established by his family.


Ralph C. Mesick
posted on: 2014-09-14
Ralph C. Mesick, age 77, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at the Roseville Nursing and Rehab Center in Roseville, IL on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Ralph was born on April 23, 1937 in Macomb, Illinois and is the son of Charles C. and Bessie V. Cline Mesick. He was raised in Macomb where he attended local schools and the Macomb High School. He married Betty Lou Johnson on April 24, 1959 in Monmouth, Illinois and she is surviving. Ralph began work as an apprentice plumber at Western Illinois University in Macomb. After moving to Monmouth, he was employed by Daryl Davies at Davies Junk Yard for a time. He later began work at Auto Acres in the Quad Cities where he worked until 1972. He then worked in the Monmouth area as a private contractor up until the present. He always was a father for his family and grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, NASCAR, football, and working with tools and woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Betty Mesick of Monmouth, Illinois and his daughter, Terri (Martin) Shawler of Monmouth, Illinois, his granddaughter, Michelle (Doug) Corsaro and grandson, Thomas (Courtney) Miller, both of Monmouth, Illinois. There are four great grandchildren, Ty, Samuel, Brooklyn, and Maximus surviving. Three sisters survive, Virginia Hocker of Macomb, IL and Janice Smith and Jane Ausmus, both of Galena, Illinois. A number of other relatives also survive. He is preceded in his death by his parents, two brothers, and one sister.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans a visitation with their family present receiving friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 17, at Turnbull Funeral Home of Monmouth, IL A memorial fund is being established in his memory and will be designated at a later date.


Billy Lee Mettler
posted on: 2009-04-03
Billy Lee Mettler, 81 of Rocky Mount Mo. formerly of Monmouth, died March 29;2009 at Osage Beach Health Care Center in Osage Beach, Mo. He was born June 19,1927 in Monmouth,Ill. the son of Theodore and Ruth Lee Mettler. He married Betty Lou Shawler Nov. 19, 1949 in Monmouth. She preceded him in death on July 16, 1995. Billy Lee was a veteran serving in the Navy in the Pacific during World War II and was a Corporal in the Army during peace time. While in Monmouth, Billy Lee was employed many years with Baldridge Roofing, the Maple City Dairy, and at the Gambles Skogmo Warehouse in Monmouth. Billy was baptized in the Ninth Avenue United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth. He was a member of the J.W. Clendenin Post 2301 Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 American Legion, the Am Vets, and the Eagles Aerie 3478. He liked to fish and hunt and was an avid Cub and White Sox fan.
He is survived by four sons, William (Margaret) Mettler of Cameron; Gary (Carolyn) Mettler of Rocky Mount, Mo; Joey Mettler of Roseville; Ron Mettler of Monmouth; six granddaughters, Shawnda (Tony) Bushong of Fort Worth, Tx; Trona (Kyle) Straight of Rocky Mount,Mo; Whitney Mettler of Monmouth; Jadie Mettler Hedwall of Hayden, Colo; Jennifer Mettler of Monmouth; Cassie Mettler of Phoenix, Ariz; Brenda Sage of Cameron, one grandson, Cody Mettler of Rocky Mount, Mo; nine great grandchildren, Tyler, Logan, Zane, Brooklyn, Jamie. Alexandria, Bradley, Michael and Katelyn. Two sisters survive Margaret Briton of Galesburg and Lois Tatman of Monmouth, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, three brothers, four sisters, and two grandchildren, Jesse Mettler of Monmouth and Angie Valdez of Monmouth.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 3, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment with military will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. Billy's family will be present to receive friends on Thursday, April 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turnbull's. A memorial fund is being established for Diabetes.


Theodore F Mettler
posted on: 2010-08-29

Theodore F. Mettler, age 63, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 10:45 pm on August 26, 2010 at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. Ted was born on June 14, 1947 in Monmouth and is the son of Theodore F and Estella A Chewning Mettler. He was raised in Monmouth and attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1965. Ted entered the Army and served in Viet Nam attaining the rank of E 5. He was married to Estelle Rose Underwood on March 28, 1969 in Monmouth, Illinois. Ted began working at Well's Pet Food in Monmouth where he learned the art of Welding. He then worked for a time at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg, until entering service. After his return from service he worked for School District 38 as a custodian at Garfield Elementary. Ted's main job began in 1973 with Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad as a welder and grinder. He was a member of the Maintenance of Way and retired from the Panel Plant in June of 2007. He is survived by his wife Rose Mettler of Monmouth, and two children. His daughter Laura (Dirk) Hippen of Monmouth, and son Jeremiah (Aimi) Mettler of Cameron, North Carolina. Nine grandchildren also survive. He has one sister Linda Groves of Monmouth, IL and two brothers Jack L. (Pat) Mettler of New London, Iowa and Jeff A Mettler of Monmouth, IL. Numerous Nieces and Nephews also survive. He is preceded in death by his Parents.

Services: Cremation is being accorded. A memorial service will be on Thursday September 2, 2010 at 2:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home. No hours for visitation are being planned by the family.


Danny J. "Doby" Mettler
posted on: 2013-03-17

Danny J. "Doby" Mettler, age 53, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 11:38 on Saturday evening at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Dobie was born on July 25, 1959 in Monmouth, and is the son of Joe and Helen Yaeger Mettler. Danny was raised in Monmouth where he attended locals schools and Monmouth High School. "Doby" married Lisa A. Hiett on March 21, 2009 in Monmouth, Illinois, she is surviving. Danny was the activities director at "Bridgeway" in Monmouth where he was employed for nineteen years. He also drove the bus for the handicapped. Dobie also was employed as a security guard for twelve years at Farmland Foods of Monmouth, Illinois. Dobie enjoyed camping, fishing, and being out of doors. He was a fan of the St.Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco, " 49 ers " Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Surviving Danny is his wife, Lisa of Monmouth, Illinois; his step children, Robbie Hiett of Galesburg, IL, Heather, Allison, and Eric Hiett all of Monmouth, Illinois. Three brothers survive; Rex (Debbie) Mettler of Monmouth, Mark (Laura) Mettler of Kirkwood, and Terry Lynn Mettler of Wisconsin and three sisters; April (Dean) Nickols of Keithsburg, Helen (Doug) Myers of Chicago, and Cindy Mettler of Monmouth, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother, an infant niece, and his father-in-law.

Services: A funeral service will be on Thursday March 21, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. His family plans visitation receiving friends at the funeral home from Noon to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. His family is establishing memorial funds for either the Oncology Department of Children's Hospitals of Illinois or for his wife and children.


Velma "Dick" L. Meyer
posted on: 2008-02-15

Velma L. "Dick" Meyer, age 92, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 11:05 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008, at her residence. She was born on October 9, 1915, in Oakville, Iowa the daughter of Rolen and Emma Lister Simmons.
She attended Henderson County Schools.
Velma married Lloyd William (Flunky) Meyer on January 5, 1938 in Kahoka, Missouri. He preceded her in death on April 5, 1989.
Velma and her husband owned and operated a produce market and truck garden in Oquawka for 43 years. In years past she ironed laundry for numerous people and washed dust mops for Henderson County Court House.
Velma enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, Bingo and Marshmallow fights. She loved spending time with her family at special gatherings.
Velma is survived by two daughters, Janice (Charles )Bundy of Oquawka and Peggy (James) Tharp of Biggsville, Illinois, five sons Kent Meyer, Keith Meyer, Wayne (Susan) Meyer, Dean (Laura) Meyer and Mike Meyer all of Oquawka. Also surviving are 8 grandsons and 3 granddaughters, 10 great grandsons and 6 great granddaughters, and one great, great grandson.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and husband.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery, Oquawka. The family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka on Monday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established to be determined later.



Terry E. Meyer
posted on: 2008-06-13

Terry E. Meyer, age 60, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 11:35 a.m. on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at the Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born August 16, 1947, in Monmouth, the daughter of David Eugene and Ellen J. Starkey Myers.
Terry was reared and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth High School in 1965.
Terry married Rudy Hunt on October 9, 1971 in Knox County, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1998.
She later married Dave Meyer. He preceded her in death 2000.
Terry enjoyed working with handicap children, sewing, and was a seamstress. She took pleasure in cooking and baking. Terry was also the family hairdresser. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the boat. Most of all, she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and her cat, Sammy.
Surviving are three sons David J. Hunt of Monmouth, James A. Hunt and Kim of Kewanee, Shannon E. Hunt and Crystal of Monmouth, several step children, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters Marcia L. Jenkins and Baker of Galesburg, Rhonda S. Myers and Chuck Schlichting of Davenport, Iowa, and Mary Ray and Randy of Little York, Illinois, two brothers Rodney D. Myers and Teri of Mediapolis, Iowa and Davie L. Myers and Marcia of Kirkwood, Illinois.
She is preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, one sister, one brother one niece and one nephew.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. Her family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening, June 16. A memorial fund is being established.


Ethel E. Meyer
posted on: 2013-05-29

Ethel E. Meyer, age 94, of Rozetta, passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, on May 29, 2013. Ethel was born May 17, 1919 in Mendon, Illinois, the daughter of William Thomas and Elizabeth Catherine (Swunk) Cantrell. She was educated in Mendon schools and graduated from Mendon High School in 1937. She married Van William Meyer on December 16, 1937 in Keokuk, Iowa. He preceded her in death on April 20, 1984. Ethel's life was centered around her family and farm life. She loved helping Van on the farm and had numerous hobbies and interests including antiques and oil painting. Much of her later life was spent becoming an accomplished and prolific artist. Ethel is survived by her daughter, Barbara E. (Thomas) Burnside of St.Louis, MO and her son, Gary V. (Barbara) Meyer of Rozetta; four grandchildren, Anna C. (Ron) Pounds of Greensburg, PA; Mark V. Burnside of Wister, OK; Sean D. (Marci) Meyer of Rozetta, and Kelly R.(Gavin) Jones of Derby, England, and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers Donald Cantrell of Quincy, IL and Jerry Cantrell of Palmyra, MO. and a number of nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, one son, Gene Meyer, three sisters, and four brothers.

Services: A funeral service will be at Rozetta Baptist Church on Monday June 3, 2013 at 11:00 am.Visitation will be on Monday at the Rozetta Baptist Church for the hour prior to the service, 10:00 am to 11:00 am Interment will be in the Biggsville Township Cemetery. Memorial funds have been established for Reed Cemetery, the Henderson County Health Department, or the Biggsville Ambulance Service.


Max W Meyer
posted on: 2013-08-24

Max Wayne Meyer, age 83,of Oquawka,Illinois passed away at OSF Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois on August 23,2013. Max was born east of Oquawka on the family farm on February 16,1930 the son of Paul Henry and Virgie Smith Meyer. Max was educated at the Little Brick school and Biggsville schools in Henderson County. Max married Maude Elizabeth Collins on June 23, 1951 in Clayton, Illinois, being married 62 years. He and Maude lived and raised their children on the family farm. Max also was employed twenty-five years at Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant in Middletown, Iowa. He was a member of the National Guard for three years. Max is a member of Rozetta Baptist Church and had given his heart to Jesus many years ago. Max always loved having a dog, especially his companion, "Maggie" whom he walked everyday. The couple has resided South of Oquawka for several years. He is survived by his wife Maude E. Meyer of Oquawka,Illinois, one son Gary (Rita) Meyer of Nixa, MO., three daughters, Judy Johnson of Burlington,Iowa, Karen (Dave) Robbins of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and Diane (Roger) Lee of Burlington,Iowa. There are six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren surviving. Preceding him in death are his parents, and his infant son Arthur Paul Meyer, and one sister Anna Pauline Kinkaid.

Services: A funeral service is planned for Wednesday, August 28,2013 at 10:30 at the Rozetta Baptist church in Rozetta,Illinois The family will receive friends Tuesday August 27, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in the Rozetta Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for the Rozetta Baptist Church.


Betty M. Meyer
posted on: 2013-11-19
Betty Mae Meyer, age 85, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013 at home in Oquawka. She was born on January 11, 1928 in Morning Sun, Iowa, the daughter of Carl A. and Rosabelle L. Nichols Perterson. She was raised and educated in Burlington, Iowa and attended Horrace Mann High School. She married Earl J. Meyer on June 22, 1946. Betty was a farm wife and homemaker. She is remembered as a wonderful mother and grandmother by all her family and friends. Betty loved to play cards with Grandma Joyce. She is survived by her son, Terry J. Meyer, her daughter, Penny M. Pullen, and grandchildren Jessica L. and Michael L. Pullen all of Oquawka. Also surviving are a number of nephews and other relatives. Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and ten brothers and sisters.

Services: A graveside memorial service will be held on Friday, November 22, 2013 at 10:30 am at the Oquawka Cemetery in Oquawka Illinois. Her family has established a memorial fund for Hospice of the Henderson County Health Department.


Anne E. Millar
posted on: 2008-03-19

Anne E. Millar, age 57, of Rozetta, Illinois, passed away at 12:47 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born on December 13, 1950, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Robert L. and Charlotte Clayton Gunderson.
Anne was reared and educated in Washington, Illinois, graduating from Washington Community High School in 1968. She then attended Liberty Beauty College in Peoria, Illinois
Anne married R. Richard Millar on June 21, 1969 in Washington, Illinois and he survives.
Anne was a homemaker in her own home. Anne's first love was her grandchildren and family. She loved to travel. Anne was past president of the Warren County Republican Women and a member of the Henderson County Home Extension. She was raised in the Presbyterian Faith. Anne fought a very courageous battle with leukemia.
Surviving are her husband R. Richard Millar of Rozetta, one daughter Kristi Ann Hippen and Jarrod of West Jersey, Illinois, and two grandchildren Elizabeth Anne Hippen and Troy Stuart Hippen of West Jersey, her mother Charlotte Jacocks of Peoria, one sister Susie Reese and Sid of Lakeland, Florida and one brother Robert C. Gunderson and Joan of Peoria and several nieces and a nephew.
Preceding her in death is her father.


Services: A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Rozetta Cemetery in Rozetta, Illinois. Her family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established for Monmouth College.


Bernard "Bernie" D. Millen
posted on: 2014-06-18

Bernard D. "Bernie" Millen, age 69, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 1:40 am at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa on Tuesday June 17, 2014. He was born on December 4, 1944 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the son of James M. and Doll E. Coziahr Millen. "Bernie" resided in Rio, Illinois where he attended the ROVA District Schools and graduated from High School. He then attended and graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, WI. Bernie began work as an engineer at Gale Products in Galesburg, Illinois where he worked for a number of years. He then went to the Borg Warner Company in Dixon, Illinois as an engineer until his retirement in 1999.
Bernie loved fishing and boating. In his earlier years he enjoyed softball and going bowling. Bernie was a member of Williboc, the Keithsburg Boat Club, and the Oquawka Eagles Club.

He is survived by one daughter, Ariann "Ari" Henderson (Todd) of Hudson, Iowa; three grandchildren, Ben, Abi, and Naomi, his friend Teresa Adair of Niota, Illinois; one sister, Bethel Hill of Kansas City, Missouri; one brother, William "Bill' Millen (Elaine) of Baltimore, Maryland and his aunts, an uncle, nieces and nephews, and other relatives. He is preceded in his death by his parents.


Services: A memorial service will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 6:00 pm at Turnbull's in Oquawka, Illinois. His family will receive friends at the funeral home following from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.
Cremation has been accorded.



Harlan D. Miller
posted on: 2008-05-09

Harlan D. Miller, age 79, of Gladstone, Illinois passed away at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington, Iowa on May 9th at 2:35 pm. Harlan was born May 18, 1928 in Stella, Oklahoma the son of Dave and Sarah Heiniger Miller.
He was reared and educated in Stella and Oakville , Iowa and graduated from Huron Consolidated School in Oakville in 1946.
Harlan married Helen Louise Balzer in 1949. He later married Mary Lou Thompson Gray in Iowa City, Iowa. She preceded him in death on July 25, 2006.
Harlan first was a machinist apprentice for the C.B.Q. Railroad, then worked at J.I. Case Plant in Burlington, Iowa. Harlan also did logging locally and owned and operated a car crushing business in Gladstone, Illinois. For most of his life Harlan also farmed around the area..
He is survived by three daughters Joyce Garnsey and Roger of Monmouth, Illinois, Diane Givens of West Burlington, Sharon Frank and Butch of Burlington, Iowa, three sons, Dale Miller and Lucinda of Burlington, Marvin Miller and Lupe of Phoenix, Arizona, Gary Miller of Mediapolis, Iowa, one step daughter Tina Lazarin and Michael of Buena Park, California, Eleven grandchildren, three step grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Ruby Eberhardt and Joseph of Sperry, Iowa, Shirley Earnest and Jim of Wapello, Iowa, and Ellen Moehle and Robert of Mediapolis, and two brothers David Miller and Barb of Burlington and Robert Miller and Janice of LaBelle, Florida.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, one sister Rose Marie Rydberg and one grandson Nathan Miller.


Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. The family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's on Monday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established to be designated later. Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka is in charge of the arrangements.


Steven "Dick" Richard Miller
posted on: 2010-06-29
Steven R. "Dick" Miller, age 64, of Monmouth, passed away at 1:23 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2010 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth. He was born on January 27, 1946 in Monmouth, the son of Joseph L. and Dorothy P. Murphy Miller. He was reared and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1964. Steven served in the Untied States Navy during the Vietnam War from 1964 to 1968.
He worked for 12 years as a prison guard in Oklahoma, drove a truck, and was a welder. "Dick" also worked at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg.
Surviving "Dick" are his sons; Aaron Miller (Tiffany) of Cedar Rapids, Ia. and Michael Miller (Sarrah) of Sherrard, Ill. Four grandchildren Maddie, Logan, Aaron and Faith Miller. Also surviving is his Brother, Larry Miller, and one niece Vicki Miller and one Nephew, Paul Miller of Grand Rapids, Mi. "Dick" wanted to leave a special note with all, "In the movie Forrest Gump his mother told him life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what your going to get. How true this is, I got Cancer. To my friends and family I leave behind be kind and love one another, may you have health and happiness, because life is to short, trust me I know. That's all Folks! - Dick"
He was preceded in death by his parents.


Services: A committal of his ashes will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, July 2, 2010, at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery in Rock Island, Ill. No visitation his planned.


Cora Lee Miller
posted on: 2011-01-18

Cora Lee Miller, age 84, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, on January 18, 2011 at 3:10 am. Cora Lee was born August 30, 1926 in Quincy, Illinois and is the daughter of Lloyd and Frances Miller Van Natta. She was raised and educated in the Quincy area and it's schools where she attended Quincy High School. She was married to Donald Wayne Miller on March 11, 1944 in Edina, Missouri. He preceded her on June 29, 1986. Cora Lee first worked for the telephone company as operator in La Belle, Missouri. After marriage she assisted her husband in the farm operations for many years. She is a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Oquawka Eagles Aerie #3629. She enjoyed NASCAR racing, sewing, bingo, and going shopping. She is survived by five daughters Sharon Woerl in Arizona, Julie (Paul) McGee of Magnolia, Mississippi, Pam (Jason) Wonders of Lockridge, Iowa, Jody (Sam) Newton of Oquawka, Illinois, and Lisa (Ed) Smith of Farmington, Iowa. Also eight sons survive Johnny (Missy) Miller of Richmond, Missouri, Dave (Diane) Miller of Oquawka, Illinois, Jimmy (Judy) Miller of Port Byron, Illinois, Bruce (Marcia) Miller of Oquawka, Illinois, Bill (Carla) Miller of Atlanta, Georgia, Mike (Kelley) Miller of Muscatine, Iowa, Danny (Kathy) Miller of Reynolds, Illinois, and Joe (Ellen) Johnson of Shelby, North Carolina. One brother survives Numa (Linda) Van Natta of Avon, IL

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 am on Saturday January 22, 2011 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will be in the Belmont Cemetery in Northern Henderson County. Her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka on Friday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm visitation. A memorial fund is being established by her family.


Kathleen M. "Kathy" Miller

Kathleen M. Miller, age 54, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois on February 19, 2011 at 5:20 am. Kathy was born on April 25, 1956 in Glenwood Springs, CO and is the daughter of Henry F. and Joan M. Smith Harper. She was raised and educated in Junction City, Kansas where she attended local schools and graduated from Junction City High School. Kathy married Oscar Edward Miller of December 5, 1980 in Monmouth, Illinois. She began work after coming to Monmouth in 1980 when she clerked at Super America. She then served as Nurses Aide at Monmouth Nursing Home for a time,after which she became a machine operator and forman at Hideaway Plastics in North Henderson and Aledo, Illinois. Her last employment was as clerk at Casey's General Store on South Main Street in Monmouth. Kathy volunteered at Jamieson Center in Monmouth and also loved to go fishing. She most especially enjoyed her grandchildren and family. She is survived by her husband Ed Miller of Monmouth, one daughter Joan Harper of Galesburg, IL; and three sons, Michael Miller, Matthew (Taryn) Miller, and Eddie Miller, all of Monmouth, IL. There are five grandchildren. Three sisters survive, Margaret (Dan) Obenland of Salina, Kansas; Sharon Bright of Indianapolis, IN, and Mary Ann (J.D.) Haefling of Rogersville, MO. There are three brothers, twin Kevin (Jolene) Harper of Pratt, Kansas; Gary (Becky) Harper, and Matt Harper, both of Salina, Kansas. Her half sister Shirley (Jim) Wheeler of Lewiston, Idaho also survives. She is preceded in death by her parents and niece Jenny Bright.

Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 am on Friday February 25, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Her family plans to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday February 24, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established by her family.


Lawrence F Miller
posted on: 2012-04-27
Lawrence F. Miller, age 61, of Kewanee, Illinois; passed away on September 14, 2011 in Kewanee. Larry was born August 17, 1950 in Elmhurst, Illinois and is the son of Russell M. and Rose Marie McNamara Miller. Larry was raised in Wheaton, Illinois where he attended local schools and graduated from Wheaton High School. Larry enjoyed writing and composition and wrote many articles. He also wrote a number of plays involving Viet Nam and the current events of the day.
Larry is survived by his brother Richard Miller of Monmouth, and two cousins Joe and Ursula Markowitz from Chicago, Illinois. Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents.


Services: A committal service for the interment of his ashes will be in the Augusta Cemetery in Augusta, Illinois on Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 10:00 am. No calling hours or visitation is planned. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com


Kenneth J. "Kenny" Miller
posted on: 2014-06-07

Kenneth J. "Kenny" Miller, age 74, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 1:55 pm on Friday, June 6, 2014 at his residence in Oquawka. He was born on April 19, 1940 in LaFayette, Illinois the son of James Addison and Kathryn Etta Mallery Miller. He attended G & O High School in Gladstone, Illinois graduating in the Class of 1958. On October 23, 1959, Kenny married Bernice Mae "Toots" McIntire in Oquawka, IL. He was drafted in 1963 and proudly served in the United States Army for two years and attained the rank of SP4. Kenny began work at Delmonte Packing in Mendota, IL. during summers in high school. He then worked at Archer Motors and the Basket Factory in Burlington, Iowa, he was an installer for Fox Appliance working with appliances and cabinets, installing kitchen cabinets as a self-employed contractor, and lastly at the City of Galesburg Well in Oquawka where he was the water plant supervisor. He retired in 1994 after suffering from contamination due to the flood. He attended Faith Bible Church. Kenny is survived by his wife, Bernice "Toots" Miller, two sons, James A. "Jim" (Shannon) and Lawrence W. "Pete" (Jill Christensen) Miller, grandchildren Michelle, Owen, Kenny, Libby, Caitlyn, Courtney, and Elizabeth, and great-grandchild Lane Daniel Miller, and one brother, Dennis Miller of LaFayette, IL. Many nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by parents, his step-father Don Wilson, brother Lawrence Miller, sister Nancy Otis, nephews Joe McIntire and Kenny Jo Miller, and niece Becky Miller.

Services: A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. His family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will follow the service at the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for either Faith Bible Church or Henderson County Hospice.


Russell D. Miner, Sr.
posted on: 2013-05-14

Russell D. Miner, Sr. of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 2:00 am on Tuesday May 14, 2013 at the Monmouth Nursing Home. "Russ" was born on June 25, 1935 in Davenport, Iowa and is the son of Franklin Benjamin and Averil Marie Douglas Miner. He was raised in Rock Island where he attended local schools and high school. Russ then earned his G. E. D. He was married to Clara Anna Guldenpfennig on June 29, 1957 in Andalusia, Illinois. She is surviving. Russell first worked at Alton Box in Galesburg, Illinois and then was employed in Peoria, Illinois at American Courier Corporation. He then worked in the Street Department for the City of Monmouth and also the City of Stronghurst, Illinois. Russ is a member of the Stronghurst Lions Club and the Countryside Bible Church of Monmouth. Russell enjoyed fishing and hunting and loved to play the guitar. In earlier years he played in a local band called " the Fugitives "
He is survived by his wife Clara Miner of Monmouth, and two daughters Cheryl Miner (Steve) of Aledo, IL. and Laurie Denning of Franklin, Kentucky. Three sons survive, Ben (Tammy) Miner of Kalispell, Montana, Russell (Lori) Miner Jr.of Monmouth, Illinois and Will ( Patty ) Miner of Oquawka, Illinois. There are ten grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. One sister survives, Patricia Wiedekher, and on brother Larry Miner, both of Springfield, Ohio. He is preceded in his death by his parents, one son Virgil Miner, and two brothers, Frank and Richard Miner.


Services: A funeral service will be on Saturday May 18, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois at 1:30 pm. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call after NOON on Saturday May 18, at Turnbulls where his family will receive friends for the hour prior to the funeral service from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. A memorial fund is being established by his family and is to be designated at a later date.


Leanne K. Mingarelli
posted on: 2010-07-21

Leanne K. Mingarelli, age 54, of Melbourne, Australia; and formerly of Cameron, Illinois, passed away in Melbourne on July 19, 2010 following a sudden illness. Leanne was born February 2, 1956 in Galesburg, Illinois and is the daughter of Lauren E. and Lucille Allen Still. She was raised in the Cameron area and attended Warren High School graduating in the class of 1974. Leanne departed the area after her schooling and residing her years in the Melbourne area of Australia. Surviving is her special friend and partner Craig McManus of Melbourne Australia. Two sons, Kevin and Mark Mingarelli also of Melbourne. Her granddaughter, Ava Mingarelli also in Australia. Also surviving are two sisters, Kim (Ron) King of Metamora, IL and Karen (Bill) Hassel of Burlington, IA and a brother Kevin (Anne) Still of Indianapolis, IN Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. She is preceded in her death by her grandparents.

Services: Cremation is being accorded in Melbourne, Australia. A memorial service is planned by her family locally at 2:30 pm on Thursday at the Cameron Christian Church in Cameron, Illinois. The family plans to receive friends at the church Thursday from 1:30 pm to 2:30, the hour prior to the service. A memorial fund is being established for the Cameron Christian Church.


Phyllis T. Minneman
posted on: 2013-10-18

Phyllis Theresa Minneman, age 90, went to her heavenly Father at 9:40 pm on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Heartland Manor Care Center in Paxton, Illinois. She was born on August 1, 1923 in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of William Edgar and Mabel Harriet (Jacobsen) Fowler. She attended Law School in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1942. Phyllis married LeRoy Fred Minneman on July 14, 1950 at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth. Together they had two children, William Leroy Minneman, who died within days of his birth, and Betty Jo Minneman. Phyllis was one of the oldest members of Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Her relationship with the Lord was the cornerstone of her life and she welcomed her trip home to her creator. She held various jobs in Monmouth from working at the Triple A office, Telephone Company, and being a dental assistant before her marriage. After marrying Leroy, she concentrated on being a wife, mother, homemaker, and bookkeeper for a used car business they operated in Laharpe for many years. Phyllis was a loyal friend, took pride in taking excellent care of her family, and was always willing to help anyone however she could. She is survived by her husband, Leroy, her daughter, Betty Jo, her sister, Shirley Walker of Silvis, Illinois, and two sisters-in-law; Ilene (Jim) Deskins and Gean Minneman. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews. Phyllis was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, brother Bill, numerous Aunts and Uncles, and her infant son.

Services: A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home until the time of service. Internment will follow the service at Monmouth Cemetery. Memorials may be left to the Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth or the Alzheimer's Association.


Joseph W. Missavage

Joseph W. Missavage, Jr., age 88, of Monmouth, Ill. passed away at 10:20 a.m. on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at the Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, Ill.
Joseph was born in Royalton,Ill., March 24, 1920, of Polish /Lithuanian discent. Joseph and Mary Missavage.

He attended Royalton and Zeighler schools where he played football, basketball and baseball. In 1936, at the age of 16, he tried out for the St. Louis Cardinals. His father felt his schooling was more important and would not sign the contract that would allow a minor to play.
In 1938 he arrived at Monmouth College accepting a football scholarship and worked part time at Illinois Bankers Life through his college years. In 1941 he received a letter from the Philadelphia Eagles football management asking if he was interested in playing pro ball. Instead he was drafted into the armed services and was enlisted in the Air Force by 1942, He fought with the ground forces and traveled throughout the world until he was discharged from the service in 1946.

He married Lucille Lynch in 1942. They were married for 33 years and together they had ten children. They divorced in 1975. He married Regina Wolf in 1976. They were married for 21 years before her passing. Together they traveled throughout all 50 states and much of Canada and Europe.

He farmed from 1947 to 1975 and was one of the top Pioneer Seed dealers from 1960 to 1987. He owned and raced a string of pacing and trotting racehorses for many years.

Some of his memberships included the Immaculate Conception Church, Knights of Columbus, Elks Club, VFW, American legion, Phi Kap and ATO fraternities. For 9 years he served on the Yorkwood School Board.

In 1987 he retired and spent winter months in Florida and his summers in Illinois. In 2001 he gave up his Florida residency moving to the Monmouth area. In 2007 he moved into The Legacy, a supportive living center and in 2008, after serious illness, he moved to Rosewood Care Center.

He survived by his children, J. David Missavage (Pat Andersen) Monmouth, JoAnn Waddell (John), Burlington, Iowa, John D. Missavage (Sharon) of Pasedena, Texas, Jim (Martha) Missavage, Kirkwood, Illinois, Jane (Larry) Mitchell, Cameron, Illinois, Tom (Teri) Missavage, Monmouth, Illinois, Mary Driskell, Serenity, Colorado, Paul (Mirielle) Missavage, Heidershield, Luxembourg. His step children; Bob (Louise) Wolf, Knoxville, Illinois, Rod (Amy) Wolf, Peoria, Illinois, Bruce (Joyce) Wolf, Kirkwood, Illinois, Max (Susan) Wolf, Monmouth, Illinois, Gene Wolf, Florida, Jack Wolf (Annette), Florida, and Ann (Tom) Frieden, Sycamore, Illinois. His brothers; Richard (Laura) Missavage, Florisant, Missouri, Gene (Marie) Missavage, Winter Garden, Florida and Leonard Missavage of Indialantic, Florida, and sister Dorothy Missavage, Royalton, Illinois, There are 27 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren with numerous step children and step great grandchildren
Preceding him in death are his parents, his wife Regina, brother Charles, daughter Margaret and son Douglas. He also leaves behind many of his card-playing friends from the Strom Center and VFW.


Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 27, 2009, at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in the St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. A rosary will be recited at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Thursday, February 26, 2009, at 6:00 p.m. with visitation to follow. A memorial fund is being established for either Immaculate Conception Church or Rosewood Card Center in Galesburg.


Ann M. Mitchell
posted on: 2009-12-31
Ann M. Mitchell, age 87, formerly of Cameron, Ill., died 1:25 p.m. on Thursday, December 31, 2009, at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg. Ann was born on April 5, 1922 in Kentucky, the daughter of Regis L. and Bertie J. Miller Lefort.
On April 23, 1940 Ann married Arthur G. Mitchell in Monmouth. He preceded her in death on November 11, 1999. Ann was a homemaker in her own home. She was a farmer with her husband farming the Mitchell family farm.
Surviving Ann are two sons, Larry L. (Jane) Mitchell of Cameron and Tracy (Jackie) Mtichell of Cameron, six grandchildren and nine great grandchild. Also surviving are two sisters Joan Ryner and Bob of Monmouth, Illinois and Marjorie (Rick) Merillat in Atlanta, Georgia. Two brothers survive Alfred (Mary) Lefort of Monmouth, Illinois and Raymond Lefort in Florida. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and seven brothers and sisters.


Services: Cremation is being accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Wednesday January 6, 2010 from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Ashes will be interred by her family at a later date.


Kevin G. Moburg
posted on: 2008-09-13
Kevin G. Moburg, age 58, of Roseville, Illinois, passed away at 5:55 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2008, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. Kevin was born on November 2, 1949, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Gilbert M. and Marilyn L. Corzatt Moburg.
He was spent his early life in Monmouth, and graduating from Rockford High School in 1968. He then attended four years of college and received his degree from Western Illinois University.
Early on Kevin was a draftsman for the former Huskee Built Buildings in Monmouth, for a number of years. He often helped out on the farms of his relatives doing farm work. He also enjoyed computers and often helped friends and neighbors solve problems with their computers. Kevin enjoyed genealogy and compiled a book on the family genealogy for all to enjoy. Kevin is known to be a friend to everyone he met. Surviving is his mother, Marilyn Moburg Peterson and Max of Knoxville, Illinois, two sisters, Jackie Mitchell and Tracy of Cameron, Illinois and Sharon Wessels of Jacksonville, Illinois. Three brothers, Jerry Peterson of South Carolina, Steve and Debbie Moburg of Rockford, and Jeff and Sherri Moburg, both of Rockford. Also surviving are a number of loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding Kevin in death is his father Gilbert Moburg.


Services: A graveside interment service of his ashes will be at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth. His family will receive friends at the Cemetery prior to the funeral service on Wednesday. A memorial fund is being established by his family. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Ronald E. Modine
posted on: 2010-10-04

Ronald E. Modine, age 67, of Monmouth, passed away at 12:15 a.m., October 3, 2010 at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Ill. He was born on December 1, 1942 in Stockton, Ca., the son of Bill E. and Nadine Tubbs Modine. He was reared and educated in Orange, California and graduated from Orange High School. Ronald served in the United States Marine Corp. Ronald owned and operated his own construction company in Orange, Ca. He enjoyed boating on his yacht, hunting, fishing, and like to party and dance. He always tried to help those in need. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his children.
Surviving Ronald is his wife Diane Narmi Modine of Monmouth, three sons; Michael Modine of Orange, Ca., Matthew Modine of Tustin, Ca., and William Bivens of Orange, Ca. One daughter Joan Gomez (Manuel) of Placentia, Ca. Also surviving are ten grandchildren, two sisters; Marla Trimble (Dana) of Lincoln, Ca. and Carla Grealy (Peter) of Granite Bay, Ca. Numerous aunts and uncles also survive.
Ronald was preceded in death by his parents.


Services: Cremation has been accorded and no service is being planned.


Charles R. "Chuck" Montgomery
posted on: 2008-01-30
Charles R. "Chuck" Montgomery, age 85, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away on Tuesday evening at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Chuck was born June 27, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Henry and Ella Hinkle Montgomery. He was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. Chuck then entered service enlisting in the Army and was a driver in many varied capacities during World War II. During his service he was awarded two Bronze Stars. After the war he married Doris Lucille Mettler on July 9, 1949 in Monmouth, Illinois. She preceded him on May 18, 2004. Chuck first worked at the Monmouth Stoneware Company for 3 or 4 years after which he started work with Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg, where he was employed for 32 years as a welder. During lay offs he often worked with local farmers doing farm work. Chuck was always doing something and was a very hard worker. He was dedicated to his family and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 in Monmouth, Illinois. Chuck also always had an active interest in the Cherokee Nation Association.
Surviving Chuck are two daughters Marjorie Waddell of Olatha, Kansas and Betsy Kreminski
( Karl) of Rotonda West, Florida.
Four Sons Mitchell Montgomery ( Kim) of Rochelle, Illinois, Harold Montgomery ( Sherry) of Independence, Missouri, Martin Montgomery ( Trish) of Monmouth, Illinois; Joseph Montgomery ( Sandy ) of Tempe, Arizona.
Eleven Grandchildren and Ten Great Grandchildren also survive.
Two sisters Lucille Knapp ( Ivan) of Pittsfield, Illinois and LaVerne Beatty of Muscatine, Iowa
Preceding him in death are his parents, a brother Cecil, and two sisters Ruth Kaiser and Mildred Guerke.


Services: A funeral service will be on Friday February 1, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. Interment with military honors will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service. A memorial fund is being established for Western Illinois Animal Rescue. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements


Verle Richard "Hank" Montgomery
posted on: 2008-12-31

Verle Richard "Hank" Montgomery, age 75, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 9:13 a.m. on Monday, December 29, 2008, at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Verle was born on June 24, 1933, Eliza County, Illinois, the son of Verle and Irene Linder Montgomery.
Richard was raised and educated in the Little York area and attended Little York High School.
Hank served in the United States Army as a sharpshooter from 1954-1957.
Verle married Betty Irene Howell in Monmouth.
Richard worked at Ralph Wells in Monmouth, John Deere Plant and various small jobs. While working at John Deere, Richard, lived in Davenport, Iowa. He retired from John Deere in 1998, and then moved to Monmouth. Hank enjoyed yard work and flowers. He also liked watching soap operas.
He is survived by one daughter Roxanna L. Manes of Oquawka, Illinois, two sons, Gerry L. Montgomery and Randall J. Montgomery both of Monmouth, one step daughter Cathy L. Barker of Oquawka, seven grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Hunt and Red of Rockford, Illinois, and Judy Parsons and Harold of Texas. Also surviving are a number of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.Verle is preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Eldon Montgomery and Richard Montgomery, and one grandson Marcus Montgomery and one sister.


Services: A funeral service for Verle Richard will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, January 5, 2009, at Turnbul Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in the Eliza Cemetery. Richard's family will be present to receive friends at Turnbull's on Sunday, January 4, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.


Patricia J. Montgomery
posted on: 2011-10-17

Patricia J. Montgomery, age 47, of Monmouth, passed away at 4:35 p.m.,
October 14, 2011 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria,
Ill. She was born on March 17, 1964 on Monmouth, the daughter of Rex
D. and Mary "Joann" Johnson Needham. She was reared and educated in
Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School. She married Marty
Montgomery of May 25, 1991, he survives. Patricia was currently the
manager at the Casey's General Store on West Broadway in Monmouth, and
worked there ever since the store opened. She was an avid St. Louis
Cardinals and Rams fan. She loved to go fishing, hunting, and boating
at the river. Most of all, she loved to spend time with her family
and friends. Patricia was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary in
Monmouth.
Surviving Patricia is her mother Joann Needham of Monmouth, one
brother John W. Needham of Monmouth, two sisters; Phyllis Brown (Jeff)
of Monmouth, and Chris Kellar (Cecil) of Galesburg. Also surviving
are nieces and nephews; Jake Miller (Kelly) of Fairbanks, AK, Jared
Miller of Monmouth, Hannah and Jeffrey Brown of Monmouth, Kristin Brown of Monmouth, Jessica Taylor of Monmouth, Matthew Needham of Monmouth, Rachel Needham of Petersburg, IL, James Earp of Galesburg, and Cody Earp of Galesburg, great nephews; Jacob Miller, Jr.and Jordan Miller of Fairbanks, AK and a special friend, Penny Stevenson.
She was preceded in death by her father.


Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Monmouth. Her family will be present from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening at Turnbulls in Monmouth to receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary.


Phillip R. Moore
posted on: 2013-11-22

Phillip R. Moore, age 67, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 4:57 pm on November 21, 2013 at Bounce Back Nursing and Rehab in Galesburg, Illinois. Phillip was born on June 10, 1946 in Monmouth and is the son of Robert S. and Lois J. Kettering Moore. Phillip was raised in Roseville where he attended school and graduated from Roseville High School in 1964. He then attended the University of Illinois graduating in 1968 and attained a bachelors degree in Agriculture. While in college, he was also active in R.O.T.C. and served in the Army Air Defense six years. Phillip proudly served his country as a 1st Lt. in the United States Army in Germany during the Vietnam War. He married Lana K. Vail on May 4, 1973 in Swan Creek, Illinois and she preceded him in death on March 27, 1992. He later married Betty Jane Smith Nelson on July 11, 1995 in Roseville, Illinois and she is surviving. Phil began farming with his father on the family farm, which he did for twenty-nine years. During this time he married and raised a family and was an active father. He began with
I D S Financial Services which then became Ameriprise. Phil took the Series Seven Exam and became certified and a member of the Association of Certified Financial Planners. In later years Phil has become involved in Real Estate and rejuvenating old properties. Phil sold and retired from the investment world a few years ago. He was active in the Warren County Farm Bureau, was an Antique tractor enthusiast, and loved hunting and Work. He is survived by his wife Betty J. Moore of Monmouth, Illinois; daughters, Candy (Tab) Conard of Monmouth, IL; and Rhonda DeWeese of Galesburg, IL. His sons, Shawn (Jennifer) Scott of Avon, IL.; Thad ( Susan) Moore of Monmouth, IL.; and Wesley DeWeese of Atlanta, Georgia. There are nine grandchildren He is survived by one sister, Peggy (David) Bitterman in Massachusetts; and two brothers, Ronald and Deb Moore and Larry and Margaret Moore, both of Roseville, Illinois. There are also a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives surviving. He is preceded in his death by his parents, first wife, and his daughter in law.


Services: A funeral service is planned at Fairview Center United Methodist Church on Tuesday November 26, 2013 at 10:00 am. His family plans visitation at Turnbull Funeral Home with the family present from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday the evening before. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery following the funeral service. A memorial fund is being established for Fairview Center United Methodist Church.


Robert " Gene " Moore
posted on: 2014-03-23

Robert "Gene" Moore, age 67, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Great River Medical Center in Burlington, Iowa on Saturday March 22, 2014 at 10:05 pm. "Gene" was born on July 23,1946 in LaHarge, IL and is the son of George and Grace Brown Moore. He was raised and educated in LaHarpe where he attended school and graduated from LaHarge High School. He married Penny Sue Hull on February 25, 1972 in Burlington, Iowa, and she is surviving. Gene began work by driving a semi. He then became a mechanic and worked for Marvin Hornbaker in Blandinsville, IL at the Hornbaker Garage. He and Penny moved to Oquawka, Illinois in 1975 and they operated the Fayhee Irrigation Farm locally. Gene next began work at "Exide Battery" in Burlington, Iowa where he worked until it closed. He then began work at Farmland Foods in Monmouth where he worked for six years until his retirement in May of 2009. He is a member of the Oquawka Masonic Lodge and the Oquawka Eagles Aerie and the Bald Bluff Tractor Association. Gene collected and restored antique tractors and JI Case. He loved boating and camping. He is survived by his wife, Penny Moore of Oquawka, Illinois and one son, Kevin (Cori) Moore of Oquawka, Illinois and one daughter, Danise (Shane Taylor) Lenz of Aledo, Illinois. There are three grandchildren, Jeremy and Zachery Link, and Ashley Greer. One brother survives, Dean (Carolyn) Moore of LaHarge, IL.; and one sister, Alice Mapes of LaHarpe, IL. He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, one brother, and one grandson, Robbie Vice.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois on Wednesday March 26,2014. A Masonic service and visitation will be at 5:00 pm at the Turnbull Funeral Home on Tuesday evening where the family plans to receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery in Oquawka, Illinois. Memorial funds have been established for the Oquawka Masonic Lodge or the Oquawka Ambulance Fund.


Richard E. "Saki" Morris
posted on: 2013-07-12

Richard E. "Saki" Morris, age 84, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at his Monmouth residence on July 11, 2013. Richard was born on January 22, 1929 in Keithsburg, Illinois, the son of Clyde and Ida (Pardee) Morris. He received his education in the Monmouth Public Schools. Richard married Pauline E. Smith on November 5, 1950 in Kirkwood, Illinois. He was employed with the Strands Baking Company from 1945-1959. Richard then served his Country during the Korean War in the United States Army, 5th Reg., 1st Cav. Division. Upon returning from his service, he worked in the construction industry for 32 years, retiring in 1991. Richard worked for Lewis Murphy for 20 years. "Saki" loved to deer hunt and fish. He cherished time with his family and grandchildren. He always looked forward to a good day of work and keeping active. Richard is survived by his wife Pauline; his son, Terry (Jill) Morris of Monmouth; his daughter, Penny (Toby) Stephenson of Monmouth; granddaughters Tracey (Rick) Williams, Krista (John) Lenover, and Megan (Jason) Cook, all of Monmouth. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren; Brittany Miller, Justin Ricco, Christopher Scanlan, Zach Williams, Nate Williams, Anthony (Jenna) Miller, Rachel Williams, and Maddisyn Cook, as well as one great, great grandson, Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters; Betty Conard and Beverly Kimmitt, daughter-in-law Jill Morris, son-in-law Toby Stephenson, and granddaughter Tracey Williams.

Services: A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. His family will be present from 10:00-11:00 am before the service to receive friends. Cremation is being accorded. Memorials may be left to the Autism and Asperger Syndrome Coalition of the USA or the American Cancer Society.


Frank "Terry" W. Moser
posted on: 2013-08-06
Frank William "Terry" Moser, age 61, of Kirkwood, Illinois, died at 7:15 am on August 5, 2013 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois. He was born on September 11, 1951 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Frank William and Ederyle (Ferral) Moser. Terry was raised and educated in the Kirkwood Schools and attended Kirkwood High School. He later received his GED. He proudly served his country for twenty years, achieving the rank of E-5 in the United States Army. He was later employed at Admiral Corporation, the Rock Island Arsenal, Farm King, and General Electric. His most favorite job was as a driver, moving the Carnival from show to show. He also was involved with a number of rental properties in the area. Terry loved woodworking and working with his hands. He was a member of the Marion B. Fletcher Post #135 American Legion and the Kirkwood United Methodist Church. Terry is survived by one sister, Phyllis (Bob) Willderick of Lomax, Illinois, a nephew, Robert Willderick, two nieces, Angie Willderick and Robin Johnson, and many aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: Cremation is being accorded. No services are planned at the present time. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


Nadine K. Mowen
posted on: 2011-03-19
Nadine K. Mowen, age 54, of Stronghurst, Illinois; passed away at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, on March 18th at 9:10 am. She was born August 26, 1956 in LaHarpe, Illinois and is the daughter of Robert E. and Pauline B. Johnson Talbott. She was raised in LaHarpe where she attended public schools and graduated from the LaHarpe High School. She then completed the course of a medical assistant from Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. She was previously married to Dale Mowen. Nadine was employed thirty years for Dr.S.C.Lindo in Biggsville and until his retirement. She then worked for the Henderson County Rural Health Care Center until 2008, when she retired. Since retirement Nadine has been a proof reader at the The Quill Newspaper in Hancock and Henderson counties. Nadine was active in her church and has taught Sunday School. She loved doing crosswords, baking, and especially dominoes. Her family and grandchildren were her pride and joy.
Surviving is one daughter Emily Schaley (Brendan) and one son Bradley Mowen (Shelby)both of Stronghurst. Four grandchildren surviving Jenna, Megan, Jacob, and Mason. She has one sister Peggy Edwards (Dave) of Carman, Illinois; and one brother Larry (Sherry) Talbott of Blandinsville, Illinois. Three Nephews and one niece are surviving. She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers Melvin and Robert Jr.


Services: A funeral service will be on Tuesday morning at 10:00 am at the Stronghurst United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Biggsville Township Cemetery. Her family plans to receive friends at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, IL on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm A memorial fund is being established for Western Illinois Kidney Center in Galesburg, Illinois.


Ronald L. Mullen
posted on: 2009-08-24

Ronald L. Mullen, Sr., age 66, of Kirkwood, Illinois, passed away at 3:53 a.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2009, at Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Illinois. Ronald was born on December 12, 1942, in Keokuk, Iowa the son of George L. and Clarice Wilsey Mullen. He was reared in Smithshire and graduated from Media High School in 1960.
Ronald married Sandy K. Lee on September 20,1963, she survives.
Ronald first worked at the family scrap yard in Smithshire for a time. He then drove a semi for Case Company in Burlington, Barrnunn, Pyles Trucking, and most recently driving for Sprout Farms in Roseville.
Ronald loved NASCAR and spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.
Surviving Ronald is his wife Sandy Mullen of Kirkwood, one daughter, Laura Mettler and Mark of Kirkwood, and one son, Ron Mullen, Jr., of Virginia. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Courtney Mullen of Monmouth, and Dakota Mettler of Kirkwood, his mother, Clarice Howard of Keokuk, Iowa, three sisters; Carolyn Buckley and Forrest of Bettendorf, Iowa, Kathy Michl and John of Keokuk, Iowa, Dee Dee Little and Jeff of Luray, Missouri, and one brother, Doug McAdams and Ginni of Montrose, Iowa, numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
Preceding him in death are his grandparents and parents.


Services: A gathering of family and friends will be on Wednesday, August 26, 2009, from 5-7 p.m., at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded and no funeral service is planned at this time. A memorial fund is being established. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


John A. Mullhatten
posted on: 2012-03-26
John A. Mullhatten, age 89, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on Sunday March 25, at 2:54 am. John was born on September 26, 1922 in Shelbina, Missouri and is the son of Lewis J. and Mable G. Wiegand Mullhatten. He was raised in Hancock County where he attended Huntsville rural school and graduated from the Augusta High School. John was drafted into the Air Force during World War II and served as a payroll clerk. He was previously married to Eleanor E. McKee. John first was self employed having a dairy delivery route in the Augusta, Bowen, and Plymouth area. He then was a construction worked for the Laborer's Union 538 in Galesburg, Illinois. Lastly, he was employed as a custodian for School District 38 at Monmouth High School and Garfield School in Monmouth; until his retirement in 1987. John bought, sold, traded, and restored various automobiles, and enjoyed tinkering with cars. Surviving is one daughter Ruth Mullhatten in Wichita, Kansas, and two sons Lee Mullhatten of Quincy, IL and Charles Mullhatten of Monmouth, IL. There are six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren surviving. There is one sister Mabel Freeman in Canton, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents and five sisters and brothers.

Services: Cremation is being accorded. A memorial service may be planned at a later date. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.


John A. Mullhatten
posted on: 2012-03-30

John A. Mullhatten, age 89, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Monmouth Nursing Home on Sunday March 25, at 2:54 am. John was born on September 26, 1922 in Shelbina, Missouri and is the son of Lewis J. and Mable G. Wiegand Mullhatten. He was raised in Hancock County where he attended Huntsville rural school and graduated from the Augusta High School. John was drafted into the Air Force during World War II and served as a payroll clerk. He was previously married to Eleanor E. McKee. John first was self employed having a dairy delivery route in the Augusta, Bowen, and Plymouth area. He then was a construction worked for the Laborer's Union 538 in Galesburg, Illinois. Lastly, he was employed as a custodian for School District 38 at Monmouth High School and Garfield School in Monmouth; until his retirement in 1987. John bought, sold, traded, and restored various automobiles, and enjoyed tinkering with cars. Surviving is one daughter Ruth Mullhatten in Wichita, Kansas, and two sons Lee Mullhatten of Quincy, IL and Charles Mullhatten of Monmouth, IL. There are six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren surviving. There is one sister Mabel Freeman in Canton, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents and five sisters and brothers.

Services: A memorial service is planned at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 14, 2012 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Cremation has been accorded. No visitation or interment is currently planned.


Richard L "Drifter" Munson
posted on: 2014-01-18
Richard L. "Drifter" Munson, age 76, of Kirkwood, Illinois; passed away at his residence in Kirkwood on January 17, 2014 at 8:29 pm.
Richard was born on January 10, 1938 in Smithshire, Illinois and is the son of Emil L and Dora F. Gilbert Munson. He was raised in Warren County, where he was schooled and he attained his General Education Degree. Dick then entered the United States Army in 1955 where he served as a Private First Class until his discharge in 1958. He had several employments including at Keisters and at Culligan Soft Water, but was a roofer by trade and employed mainly by the Local Roofers Union 32 in Rock Island for most of his career.
Richard loved hunting and playing cards with his family and friends. He loved Motorcycles and loved to ride them . He also for a time owned and raced a horse at the Quad City Downs. He loved the horse races.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Munson of Kirkwood, IL. and Mark Munson of Galesburg, IL. Shirley L. Caldwell, his loving partner of thirty-two years also is surviving Dick. There are six grandchildren and two great grandchildren surviving. Two brothers survive, Floyd Munson and Theodore (Bonnie) Munson, both of Monmouth, Illinois. There are also a number of nieces and nephews surviving.
He is preceded in his death by his parents, and one son Richard Alan Munson.


Services: As were his wishes cremation rites are being accorded, and no funeral arrangements are currently being planned by his family. Arrangements are being made with the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com


Wilbur L. "Web" Murphy
posted on: 2012-03-22
Wilbur L. "Web" Murphy, age 84, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 5:30 am on March 20, 2012 at the Monmouth Nursing Home. Web was born on April 1, 1927 in Monmouth, Illinois; and is the son of Fred J. and Minnie B. Anderson Murphy. He was raised in Monmouth where he attended local schools. Web enlisted in the Navy during World War II and served in the Philippines as cook on a flagship. After service Web returned and married Betty Lou White on September 1, 1946 in Monmouth. She preceded him in death on August 27, 1998. Wilbur first was employed at Western Stoneware in Monmouth and then went to work on the M and St.L. railroad for ten years. He then worked as electrician with Corky Evans and C & D Electric in Monmouth, and lastly was an electrician at Wells Pet Food, also in Monmouth, until he retired. He is a member and past post commander of Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 and also a member of the J.W. Clendenin Post 2301. Wilbur also was a member of the Monmouth Eagles Aerie 3478 and enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and "beating up his grandchildren".
Surviving Web at two sons, Fred (Kathy) Murphy of Marshall, MO. and Steve (Pam) Murphy of Smithshire, IL. There are three daughters, Janice Stranger of Monmouth, IL; Tonia (fiance' Jeff Ankle) Elliott of Wichita, KS; and Linda Schreck of Monmouth, IL. Fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren also surviving. Also surviving is one sister Harriet Pattison of Little York, IL and one brother James (Hazel) Murphy of Monmouth, IL. Preceding Wilbur in death are his parents, wife, one son Roger, three granddaughters, and six brothers and sisters.


Services: A graveside service with military honors will be at 11:00 am on Friday March 23rd at the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans visitation with the family present at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 am prior to the graveside rites. A memorial fund is established for the Wounded Warriors Fund.


James "Ollie" Murphy
posted on: 2012-07-04

James "Ollie" Murphy, age 89, of Monmouth, passed away at 4:50 p.m., Monday, July 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born on September 9,
1922 in Monmouth and is the son of Fred B. and Minnie N. Anderson Murphy. Ollie was reared and educated in Monmouth, and graduated from
Monmouth High School. He served in the United States Army Air Corp. Ollie married Hazel "Tidsy" Walther on December 20, 1946 in Monmouth,
she survives. Ollie first worked at the Pottery in Monmouth, he then moved houses with his uncle and brother. He later worked for Carl
Murphy Construction, and finally at Gunther Construction in Galesburg, Ill. After retiring, Ollie had a stained glass window shop in
Monmouth. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and most of all spending time with his family and dogs.
Ollie is survived by his wife Hazel of Monmouth, two daughters; Diana Walker (Dan) of Albia, Ia., Denise Pullen (Gary) of Monmouth,
grandchildren; Ian Walker (Tina) of Eddieville, Ia., Rachel Walker-Corpus (Ed) of Albia, Ia., Catrina Pullen of Monmouth, Drew Pullen of Monmouth, and Whitney Pullen of Monmouth. Also surviving are eight great grandchildren, and one sister Harriett Patterson of Little
York, Ill..
He was preceded in death by his parents, and four brothers, and three sisters.


Services: A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 6, 2012 at Warren County Memorial Park in Monmouth. Friends may call an hour
prior to the service at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where his family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund has been
established for the Western Illinois Animal Rescue.



Adam C. Murphy
posted on: 2013-10-11

Adam C. Murphy, age 30, of Monmouth, IL; passed away at OSF St.Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois on October 10, 2013. Adam was born on December 14, 1982,in Monmouth, the son Cindy Lee Reimolds, deceased. He attended Monmouth schools and Union Schools. He received his GED. Adam was a shift manager at the "Super Pantry" in the Exxon-Mobil station located on North Main Street in Monmouth. He loved the Chicago sports teams ...the Bears and the Cubs. Adam also helped his brother Tony coach flag football. Adam loved to go fishing and loved playing video games. He is survived by his brother Tony (Michelle) Murphy of Monmouth, Illinois and his girl friend Julie Vanskike and her daughter Paige. His aunts and uncles survive and one nephew and two nieces.
A number of cousins also are surviving.


Services: A graveside service is planned on Tuesday the 15th of October at the Monmouth Cemetery at 11:00 am. His family plans a visitation at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Tuesday from 9:00 to 11:00 prior to the service at the cemetery. A memorial fund is being established by his family.


Mark A. Murray
posted on: 2010-12-14
Mark A. Murray, age 49, of Monmouth; passed away at his residence on December 13, 2010 at 1:00 pm. Mark was born on January 21, 1961 in Galesburg and is the son of Charles Albert and Marilyn Louise Shaub Murray. He was raised and educated in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Public Schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1979. He then completed the course of study for Private Investigator from the International Correspondence School. Mark served in the United States Army as E-4 during Granada. He was married to Marla Jean Parsons on May 14, 1985 in Monmouth, Illinois. Mark first was employed for four years as Diesel Mechanic for Trailways Bus in Burlington, Iowa. He also worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator for Iowa Precast Concrete also in Burlington. Mark also contracted to do roofing, both in Illinois and Iowa for a time. Mark loved to go fishing, and bowling, and was a heavy duty mushroom hunter. He was a loving husband and father.
Surviving Mark is his wife Marla J. Murray of Monmouth, Illinois; One daughter Rachel Fye of Galesburg, IL; and two sons, Samuel Fye of Monmouth, Illinois and Jerry Fye (Samantha) of Oquawka, Illinois. One granddaughter survives Zoey and one grandson Wyatt surviving.
A funeral service will be on Saturday December 18, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home at 10:30 am. His family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 10:30 am prior to the service at the funeral Saturday. Interment with military honors will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints. For more information please visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com


Services: A funeral service will be on Saturday December 18, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home at 10:30 am. His family will receive friends from 9:00 am to 10:30 am prior to the service at the funeral Saturday. Interment with military honors will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints.


Ray C. Musser
posted on: 2008-07-06
Ray C. Musser, age 79, of Smithshire, passed away at 4:24 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2008, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Ray was born on July 29, 1928, in Biggsville, Illinois. He is the son of William Ray and Leola Catherine Newton Musser. Ray was reared and educated in the Media area, and graduated from Media-Weaver High School in 1946. He married Esther Ann Johnson on March 12, 1949 in Stronghurst, Illinois.
Ray began farming following high school in the Media area. He farmed both grain and livestock all his life. He had an active interest in promoting agriculture locally. Ray also served for a time on the school board. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. His primary interest was his family and his grandchildren.
Surviving Ray is his wife Esther Ann Musser of Smithshire, Illinois, five daughters; Martha Menton and Michael of Culpeper, Virginia, Reva Stackniw and Myron of Galesburg, Illinois, Ruth Gibb and Gary of Media, Illinois, Lillie Dragoo and Dennis of Metamora, Illinois, and Karen Jack of Smithshire. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, and one sister, Donna Collinson and Dale of Galva, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one granddaughter and one brother.


Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 10, 2008, at the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in Center Grove Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday evening, July 9, 2008, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where his family will receive friends. A memorial fund has been established for the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth or to the Hunger Appeal.


Esther Ann Musser
posted on: 2012-02-11

Esther Ann Musser, age 83, of Smithshire, Ill., passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.. She was born on October 3, 1928 in the Gladstone Township, Ill., and is the daughter of Carl A. and Hildur Danielson Johnson. Esther Ann graduated from the Media Weaver High School, and she later attended Brown Business College in Galesburg, Ill. She married Ray C. Musser on March 12, 1949 in Stronghurst, Ill., he preceded her in death on July 5, 2008. Esther Ann was a bookkeeper for a time at FS in Stronghurst, Ill. She then decided stay home and take care of her family. Her family always came first. Esther Ann was a member of the 1st Lutheran Church in Monmouth, and she enjoyed going to church. She also volunteered at the nursing home in Roseville.
Esther Ann is survived by five daughters; Martha Ann Menton (Mike) of Culpeper, Va., Reva Joyce Stachniw (Marty) of Galesburg, Ill., Ruth Ellen Gibb (Gary) of Media, Ill., Lillie Marie Dragoo (Denny) of German Town Hills, Ill., and Karen Rae Heap (Bryan) of Stronghurst, Ill.. Also surviving are fifteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one granddaughter Diana Marie Dragoo.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at the 1st Lutheran Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Kirkwood, Ill. Friends may call on Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established for the 1st Lutheran Church in Monmouth, and the World Hunger Appeal.


Ora C. Myers
posted on: 2009-09-14

Ora C. Myers, age 80, of Little York, Ill., passed away on Friday afternoon, September 11, 2009, at his rural residence as the result of an accident while mowing. Ora was born on November 25, 1928, in Blandinsville, Ill., the son of James A. and Ruby A. Combities Myers.
Ora was raised in Blandinsville, IL where he attended school. At the age of twelve, he then moved to the Biggsville area where he attended rural schools and graduated from Kirkwood High School. Ora then was drafted and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Ora first married Irene N. Bellinger, and they were later divorced. He married Dana Gibb Johnson, September 5, 1997, in Galesburg, Ill. and she is surviving. After Ora returned from the service, he began farming in the Kirkwood area for Robert Francis and also for Carl Thompson. Ora then worked as a mechanic for the John Deere dealership in Bement, Illinois. In 1957 he began work for Thede Company John Deere dealership in Aledo, Illinois for nineteen years. In 1975 Ora started as a mechanic for the dealership in Muscatine, Iowa. His last employment was as a mechanic for Monmouth Implement, John Deere dealership for a number of years. Since that time Ora has been an independent mechanic of John Deere Equipment and also worked for Munson Transportation in Monmouth. He was a life member and past post commander of Post 1571 Veterans of Foreign Wars in Aledo, Ill., and a member of the Midwest Old Threshers Association. His hobby was restoring and repairing tractors.
Ora is survived by his wife Dana L. Myers of Little York, Ill., one daughter, JoVaughn (Dale) Kelly of Macon, Missouri, three sons, Ronald Myers, John Myers, and Eric Myers all of Little York, Illinois. There are two grandchildren, Johnna and Justin Kelly. Three sisters survive Evelyn (Jon) Dawdy of Oquawka, Ill., Mary Lou (Delbert) Dillon of Jacksonville, Ark., Emily Jean (Bill) Leonard of Biggsville, Ill. There are three brothers Roy L. (Marcelene) Myers, of Brashear, Missouri, Jim D. (Gladys) Myers of Banger, California and Donald D. (Barbara) Myers of Aledo, Ill. Numerous of nieces and nephews also survive.
Ora is preceded in death his parents, one brother Allen Lee Myers.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2009 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Ill. Interment will be on the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Ill. Ora's family will receive friends at Turnbull's in Monmouth on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established for his sons education.


Ruth M. Myers
posted on: 2011-10-02

Ruth M. Myers, age 79, of Brashear, Mo, formerly of Oquawka, Ill., passed away October 1, 2011, unexpectedly at the Boone County Hospital in Columbia, Mo. She was born on July 28, 1932, in Erie, Ill., the daughter of Lloyd and Florence McConnell. She was reared and educated in Henderson County, where she spent most of her life. She married Roy LaVerne Myers on September 22, 1947, he survives. Together they raised a daughter Barbara Huttenstine (Tony) of Queens City, Mo., sons Roy "Buck" Myers, Jr. (Theresa), and Rick Myers. Also surviving are her grandchildren; Jack Huttenstine (Gleea), T.D. Huttenstine (Melissa), Melissa Pobst, Tabitha Copeland, Julie and John Allen, Amanda and Andy Bruner. Two sisters and two brothers also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and one sister.
Ruth retired from Champion Spark Plug Company in 1992. Her biggest enjoyment in life was her family, numerous friends, and gardening.


Services: A funeral service will be at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Ill. Friends may call on Thursday at the Funeral Home in Oquawka from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Cremation will be accorded following the service.


Leota M Myers
posted on: 2011-10-14
Leota Myers, 69, of Abingdon, Illinois, died Tuesday, October 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM at Park Place in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. She was born July 24, 1942 in Adrian, Illinois. She was the daughter of Maurice and Francis Ellison.

Mrs. Myers worked at Gleason for a number of years and enjoyed being a homemaker in her later years. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, babysitting the grandchildren, family outings and her pets.

Survivors include her husband, Larry Myers (Abingdon),
two daughters, Denise Williams (Indiana) and Debbie Augustine (Wever, Iowa); one son - Mike Holdefer (Mt. Pleasant, Iowa); four step-daughters - Paula Bess (Illinois), Angela Erwin (Illinois), Rhonda Holdefer (Mt. Pleasant), and Millicent Sanders (Illinois); three stepsons - Maurice Holdefer, Larry Myers, Jr. (Illinois), and David Myers (Illinois); 21 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren,9 brothers and 5 sisters.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, two grandchildren, her parents and grandparents.


Services: A gathering of family and friends will be at Turnbull Funeral Home on Saturday October 15, 2011 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Cremation was accorded.


Roy L Myers
posted on: 2012-08-15
Roy L. Myers, age 82, of Brashere, Missouri passed away at Boone Hospital in Columbia, Missouri on August 13, 2012. Roy was born on April 3, 1930 in Blandinsville, Illinois and is the son of James Albert and Ruby Combites Myers. He was raised in Henderson County where he attended Henderson County schools. He was married to Ruth Marcelene McConnell on September 22, 1947 in Biggsville, Illinois and she preceded him in death in October of 2011 after 64 years of marriage. Roy and Ruth spent most of their married life in Henderson County. He was employed by J.I.Case in Burlington, Iowa until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 807. He moved to Brashere in 2006. Roy is survived by one daughter Barbara (Tony) Huttenstine of Queen City, Missouri, two sons Roy "Buck" Myers Jr. (Theresa) and Rick Myers, both of Oquawka, Illinois. There are six grandchildren and several great and great great grandchildren surviving. Two brothers also survive, Jim (Pauline) Myers and Donnie (Barbara) Myers, both of Aledo, Illinois and three sisters, Jeanie (Bill) Leonard of Biggsville, Illinois, Evelyn (fiance Jon Dawdy) of Oquawka, Illinois, and Mary Lou (Delbert) Dillon of Jacksonville, Arkansas. He is preceded in his death by his parents, wife, and two brothers, Ora and Allen Myers. Visitation in Missouri will be on Thursday evening August 16th at the Dooley Funeral Home in Queen City from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. He then will be returned to Oquawka, Illinois and the Turnbull Funeral Home where visitation will be on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. No other services are currently planned and cremation will then be accorded. Local arrangements are be handled through the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka. For more information pleased visit www.turnbullfuneralhomes.com

Services: Visitation in Missouri will be on Thursday evening August 16th at the Dooley Funeral Home in Queen City from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. He then will be returned to Oquawka, Illinois and the Turnbull Funeral Home where visitation will be on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. No other services are currently planned and cremation will then be accorded. Local arrangements are be handled through the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka.


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