Obituary Archive


Rebecca A. O'Neal
posted on: 2013-11-19

Rebecca A. O'Neal, age 63, of Raritan, Illinois passed away at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois on November 16th, 2013 at 12:17 pm. She was born on September 5, 1950 in San Francisco, California and is the daughter of Frank B. and Erma Mae Francis O'Neal. She was raised in California where she attended public school and attended Sunnyvale High School with the class of 1068. She later attended a school of cosmetology and was a licensed beautician for most of her life. Upon returning to the area she became a cook for "The Iowan" Motor Lodge in Ft.Madison, Iowa of five years. She then was employed as cook at the "King's Daughter Retirement Home also in Ft.Madison, Iowa for many years until it closed. She then moved to Illinois to care for her Mother Erma until her death in 2003. Rebecca then worked at Courtyard Estates in Monmouth, Illinois as a " Dietary Aide " for a number of years to the present. Rebecca loved to cook and bake, and loved to fish, and bird watch. Her family and friends were first in every way.
Surviving Rebecca is one daughter, Sally-Jo O'Neal of Niota, Illinois and one son, Wade M. O"Neal of Raritan, Illinois. There is one granddaughter, Ermae R. O'Neal. Her sister, Connie Dusek survives of Niota, Illinois and her brother R. Marty O'Neal of Raritan, Illinois. One niece, Kristie Tripp of Ft.Madison, Iowa and two great nieces, Courtney and Chelsea Smith, survive.
She is preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Michael.

Services: A funeral service is planned by her family at Turnbull Funeral Home on Thursday November 21st. at 7:30 pm. Her family plans visitation with the family present from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm prior to the service. Cremation will then be accorded. A memorial fund is established for Courtyard Estates of Monmouth, Illinois.

Nancy L. Oaks
posted on: 2009-01-21
Nancy Oaks, age 62. of Rozetta, Ill., passed away at 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 20, 2009, at her residence. Nancy was born on November 11, 1946, in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Rudy C. and Evelyn E. Sipe Shadle. She reared and educated in Pennsylvania .
Nancy married Lester Oaks on July 3. 2001 in Oquawka, Ill. He survives.
Nancy was a homemaker in her own home. Her main interest was her children, and grandchildren. She enjoyed gardening and sewing. She found great joy in making people happy.
For 12 years, Nancy worked at the Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, Ill., as the Social Service Director.
Besides her husband Lester, she is survived by two daughters, Tami (Bryan) Epley of Monmouth, Ill., Brenda (Greg) Close of Reynolds, Ill., three sons, Robert Ainsworth of Kansas City, Mo., Jeffrey (Melanie) Ainsworth of Little York, Ill., and Dennis Oaks of Keithsburg, Ill. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Brianne Ainsworth, Skyler Goodwin, Alecia Hawkins, Kristin Ainsworth, Jeffrey Ainsworth, Jr., Devlin Ainsworth, Barbara Close and Nicholas Close.
Nancy is preceded in death by parents and one son Steven.

Services: A funeral service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 24, 2009, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, Ill., Interment will be in the Biggsville Cemetery. Nancy family will be present to receive friends from 2:00 to 2:30 on Saturday, prior to the service. There are no calling hours on Friday.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for Community Hospice of America.

Gary L. Oaks
posted on: 2011-05-25
Gary L."Yogi" Oaks, age 65, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 7:15 pm on May 24th, at OSF St.Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Illinois. Gary was born on February 3, 1946 in Burlington, Iowa and is the son of Clarence D. and Belva B. Bradfield Oaks. Gary was raised in Biggsville where he attended local schools and graduated from Union High School. Gary was married to Victoria J. Coover on August 14, 1965 in Biggsville, Illinois. Gary has been a semi driver in transportation locally for many years. He began by establishing "Oaks Trucking" in Biggsville which he owned and operated for a time. He has driven semis for various companies in the area and in Burlington, Iowa through out his career. He retired in the year 2009. Gary's hobby was rebuilding and restoring tractors. He more recently operated Yogi's Ice Cream on Route 34 near Biggsville, Illinois. "Yogi" is survived by his wife Vicky (Coover) Oaks of Oquawka, Illinois and two daughters, Becky (Mark) Hays of New London, Iowa and Joni (Tim) Wells of Washington, Iowa. There are three grandchildren surviving, Erin Foster of New London, IA and Jade and Olin Wells both of Washington, IA. Gary has one brother surviving, Dale (Ruth) Oaks of West Burlington, Iowa. He is preceded in death by his parents, and mother and father in law, one nephew, and several aunts and uncles.

Services: A memorial service will be on Saturday June 4th at 3:00pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Cremation has been accorded. His family plans to receive friends on Saturday at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 pm for an hour prior to the service. The funeral home will be open for calling hours at 10:00 am on Saturday June 4th. Fellowship will follow the memorial service at the Eagles Club in Oquawka, Illinois.

Les W. Oaks
posted on: 2012-07-29

Les Oaks, 67, of Rozetta, IL passed away peacefully from cancer, with family by his bedside, on July 27, 2012. He was born on March 19, 1945 and was the son of Muriel (Magee) and the late Earl Oaks, Sr. Les was raised and educated in the Biggsville area. He married Bonnie Fassett in 1963. They had two children, Dennis & Brenda, and were married for 16 years. Les was a cattle and grain farmer and he particularly enjoyed raising Angus cattle. He farmed with his father-in-law, Gene Fassett, for many years. After farming, Les began working at IPC, which later became Farmland Foods. He worked there until his retirement and made many good friends. Later Les married Nancy Shadle. She had several grown children of her own, which included Jeff (Melanie) Ainsworth and their family (Skyler, Alecia, Kristin, & Jeffrey Jr.) of Little York, who continued to be involved in Les's life after Nancy's passing in 2009. During his school years, Les participated in basketball and track; he was proud of the records he set running. When he was older he enjoyed playing pool and visiting with friends. Les has always loved nature and being outdoors, especially when taking care of cattle and horses. He was also a great cook and specialized in grilling different kinds of foods. Les truly enjoyed life to the fullest, and had a wide variety of friends, which he always made time for. He had a great attitude and made everyone feel special. Les was able to fill a void in a lot of people's lives and was a great friend to many; he will be sorely missed.
Survivors include his mother, Muriel Oaks of Biggsville; a brother, Earl (Sue) Oaks Jr. of Morton; two sisters in Monmouth, Kay Oaks & April (Bill) Dowell; a son, Dennis Oaks of Biggsville; a daughter, Brenda (Greg) Close of Reynolds; and grandchildren, Nicholas & Barbara Close of Reynolds.

Services: Services will be held at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, IL. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31st. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 1st. Burial will be at the Biggsville Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society and the Biggsville Cemetery.

Ruth A. Odendahl
posted on: 2010-10-21

Ruth Ann Odendahl, age 88, passed away October 14, 2010 at Monmouth Nursing Home. A lifelong resident of Western Illinois, she lived the past 25 years in Monmouth. Ruth was born March 4, 1922 in Moline, Illinois and is the daughter of John and Eleanor Carlson. She graduated from Moline High School, and while there, met her future husband, Richard, who preceded her in death. They owned a farm in East Moline and raised two children. Later they sold that farm and purchased another in Warren County. Ruth was a member of First Lutheran Church in Monmouth.
Ruth enjoyed church circles, sometimes making quilts for world relief organizations, or as a well regarded cook, she provided her baked goods for church events. Another hobby she enjoyed was flower gardening.
Surviving her is a daughter, Marsha Rempe of Waukesha, Wisconsin and her son, Fred (Sharon) Odendahl of Cuba, Illinois. Grandchildren survive, Ann (jeff) Grove of Louisville, KY; Carl Odendahl of Boynton Beach, FL; Mark (Jenn) Odendahl of Chatham, NJ; Kira (Carlos) Obrador of Del Rio, TX; Karla (Joe) Sweeney of Berlin, Germany; Kurt Rempe of Washington, DC; and Krista Rempe of Waukesha, WI. Great Grandchildren survive, Nicolas Grove, Luke Odendahl, Connor Odendahl, Eva and Pia Obrador. Surviving also is a sister in law, Betty Carlson of Geneseo, Illinois. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, and her brothers and sisters.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Saturday October 23, 2010 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. Her family plans visitation for an hour prior to the service receiving friends at the funeral home from 9:30 to 10:30 am Saturday. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for First Lutheran Church of Monmouth, Illinois.

Betty L. Ohler
posted on: 2012-05-24

Betty L. Ohler, 86, of Oquawka, passed away on May 24, 2012 at 12:11 am at Seminary Manor Nursing Home in Galesburg, Illinois.
She was born on June 19, 1925 in rural Henderson County north of Oquawka, and is the daughter of Lee and Grace Simmons Hanson. She was raised in Henderson County and attended local schools and graduated from Oquawka High School. Betty married Steve Ohler on February 20, 1946 in Monmouth, Illinois and he is surviving. Betty served many years at the Oquawka Elementary School as a teacher's aide, a job she loved so dearly. She was a long time and very active member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church in Oquawka, and it's United Methodist Women's group. She also is a member of the VFW Auxiliary. Betty enjoyed winter trips to Maui, Hawaii. She also did embroidering and knitted slippers for all of her family and friends. She most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Betty is survived by her loving spouse, Stephen and one son Louis (Jeralyn) Ohler of Oquawka, IL and two daughters - Linda (Mike) Dooley of Oquawka, IL and Patricia (Mark) Shallenberger of Monmouth, IL. She has four grandchildren, Zachary Ohler, Erik (Joanna) Ferguson, Kyle (Jenna) Ferguson, and Seth Shallenberger. There are six great grandchildren Ethan, Grace and Max Ferguson, Mia Marissa Ohler, and Greta Ferguson. One brother is surviving, Bill (Virginia ) Hanson of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A number of nieces and nephews also are surviving.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three brothers, one in infancy.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Tuesday May 29, 2012 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinios. Her family plans to receive friends on Tuesday at Turnbull Funeral Home from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the service. Interment will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Oquawka United Methodist Church .

James O. Olsen
posted on: 2010-07-05
James O. Olsen, age 80, of Monmouth passed away at 6:30 p.m., July 2, 2010 at his residence in Monmouth. He was born on November 22, 1929 in Muskegon, Michigan, the son of William G. and Elsa L. Padelt Olsen. He was reared and educated in Muskegon and graduated from Muskegon High School. James is a graduate of Waldorf College, Forrest City, Ia., Luther College, Decorah, Ia. and Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul, Mn. He married Carol M. Kearney on March 28, 1981 in Burlington, Iowa. James spent his life serving the Lord and it was his passion. He enjoyed art and was known for his chalk talk ministry. He served several area congregations including; Raritan Reformed (1997-2009), Bethel Lutheran in Stronghurst (2000-2009), Kirkwood and Smithshire United Methodist Church (1991-1996), Lostant and Richland United Methodist Church (1987-1991), Oelwein and Stanley Iowa United Methodist Church (1971-1977), Our Savior's Lutheran in Neenah, Wisconsin, First Lutheran in Eau Claire, Wi, Miltown and North Valley Lutheran in Milltown, Wi, Trinity Lutheran in Mason City, Ia, and Our Saviors and West Prairie in Leland, Ia. James served on the OSF Home Health Care Board of Directors. He did Chaplin work at several hospital over the years. He also worked with the Warren County Habitat for Humanity. James and his wife have owned and operated Genesis Christian Books and Supplies.
Surviving James are two daughters, Julie (Bob) Huppe of Pardeeville, Wisconsin, and Mindy Esbaum of Monmouth, eight sons, Jeff (Tracey) Snyder-Olsen of Minocqua, Wisconsin, Jay Olsen of Madison, Wisconsin, Jon (Marcia) Olsen of Burlington, Iowa, Joel (Jennifer) Olsen of Mt. Washington, Kentucky, Jerry (Ann) Olsen of Appleton, Wisconsin, James Olsen of Rochester, Minnesota, Jeremy (Dorri) Olsen of Durant, Iowa, and Chad (Melissa) Esbaum of Durant, Iowa. There are twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also surviving.
He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at First Lutheran Church in Monmouth. Cremation will be accorded following the service. Friends may call Tuesday evening from 6-8pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established for his church or Starting Point in Monmouth.

Stan E. Olson
posted on: 2010-02-07

Stan E. Olson, age 61, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 5:00 am Sunday February 7th at his residence. Stan was born on June 29, 1948 in Monmouth and was the son of Leonard and Mildred Wayland Olson. Stan was raised in the Monmouth area and attended local schools and graduated from Warren High School in 1966. Stan married Denise "Dee" Noe on October 3, 1981 in Galesburg, Illinois. After schooling, Stan was employed by Tri-State Components in Orion, Illinois making pre-fab housing. After this Stan was an over-the-road driver for Dohrn Transfer in Peoria, Illinois for a number of years. Stan then was employed by " Dekalb " Hybrid Seedcorn for a number of years. His last employment was working for Monmouth Grain and Dryer and Big River Resources of Monmouth, as a driver. Stan also organized and chaired the local drive for Parkinson's disease in Monmouth, and participated in the Parkinson's walk in Peoria, IL in prior years. Stan loved to cook out on the BBQ. He also was chairman and participated with the Cook-off committee for the Warren County Prime Beef Festival.
Stan is survived by his wife "Dee" of Monmouth, Illinois and his brother Don (Jane) Olson of Houston, Texas. A number of cousins to include Karna Foster of Monmouth and Donna Harrell of Moline, Illinois. Four nieces and nephews survive Debbie Roper, Melissa Olson, Mike Olson, and Jon Olson and four great nieces and nephews. Stan is preceded in death by his Parents and several aunts and uncles.

Services: A funeral service will be on Friday February 12, 2010 at 11:00 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday evening at the funeral home. In Lieu of Flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson's Research at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Richard O. Olson
posted on: 2012-01-03

Richard O. Olson, age 75, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at Heartland Health Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois on January 2, 2012 at 12:15 pm. Richard was born on October 14, 1936 in and is the son of John and Bertha Bleifield Olson. Richard was raised in Morris, Illinois where he attended school and graduated from Morris High School in 1954. He then entered the Navy and served during the Korean conflict. Richard was married to Doris E. Olson on June 15, 1957 in Dekalb, Illinois; and she is surviving. Richard began work at the Goodyear Store in Morris, Illinois. and continued into managerial training and that position for a number of stores. He came to Monmouth taking a position as decorator and manager for Fred DeWaele Carpet and Wallpaper which he did for a number of years, until beginning work at the Monmouth Post Office as Maintenance Engineer. He held that position for a number of years until his retirement. Richard's primary focus was his family and his work. Surviving Richard is his wife Doris of Monmouth, and two daughters Phyllis (Jeffrey) Frick of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Elizabeth (Lt Col David) Krempasky of Stongsville, OH. There are four grandchildren, Abbey, Annika, and Alaina Frick, and Joshua Krempasky. Also two nieces survive, Carol Dolan of Morris and Christine Gaddo
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister Althea Gaddo.

Services: A funeral service will be on Friday January 6, 2012 at 10:30 am at the Anderson Funeral Home,
2011 South Fourth Street in Dekalb, Illinois with interment and military honors in the Fairview Park Cemetery. His family plans visitation at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth on Thursday evening with the family present from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. A memorial fund is being established for "Focus on the Family" in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Nile B Olson
posted on: 2012-10-20

Nile B. Olson, age 77, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport, IA. Nile was born February 28, 1935 in Oquawka, Illinois and is the son of Ralph and " Ma " Flora Peterson Olson. Nile was raised in Oquawka, where he attended local schools and graduated from G & O High School. He then attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL on a Football and Basketball Scholarship. Nile is also a veteran serving in the Army in Korea and attaining the rank of Spec 9. Nile married Donna M. Brent on March 15, 2008 in Oquawka, Illinois and she is surviving. He was previously married to Marilyn James who passed away on September 26, 2003. Nile first worked for the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant in Middletown Iowa as a government inspection supervisor for a number of years. He then worked for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Lock and Dam 18 as a lockman until his retirement in 1997. He is a member of the Oquawka Eagles Aerie and the Oquawka Masonic Lodge. He attended Faith Bible Church. Nile loved the Mississippi River and fishing. For many years he fried fish at both the Republican and Democratic fish fries, and other community events. He enjoyed hunting and Chesapeake Bay Retrievers and named many of them " Buffy Sue ". Nile is an avid gardener which he did at his home in Oquawka, and an avid sports fan of the University of Illinois, Chicago Bears and Cubs, and the local West Central High School Sport.
Nile is survived by his wife Donna Olson of Oquawka, and son Forrest "Forddy" (Pat) Olson of Silver City, New Mexico. One step daughter Diane (Randy) Weyer of Solon, IA, one granddaughter Jennifer Olson in Champagne, IL, one step grandson Fred (Jenny) Walters of Iowa City, IA, and one step great granddaughter Nora Walters. He is preceded in his death by his parents, his wife, six sisters, and five brothers.

Services: A memorial service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at the Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, IL. Cremation is being accorded. His family plans visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday for the hour prior to the service, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Memorial funds are being established for either West Central Athletic Boosters or Faith Bible Church in Oquawka, Illinois.

Gregory A. Olson
posted on: 2014-10-09
Gregory A. Olson, age 62, of Gladstone, Illinois, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 8, 2014. He was born on June 2, 1952 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Arthur E. and Carolyn M. (West) Olson. He attended school in Henderson County and Graduated from Union High School with the Class of 1970. Greg was also a graduate of the Denver Automotive and Diesel College in 1972. On June 30, 1984, Greg married Jill Lawler in Gladstone, Illinois and she is surviving. He began work with his father and grandfather on the family grain and livestock farm in Henderson County. He was later employed by his grandfather at Olson Roofing Company, working as a journeyman roofer and vice-president of the company. Greg was then employed by BNSF for a number of years as a journeyman machinist. He also established and owned Olson Karts in Gladstone where he manufactured and sold racing carts worldwide. Greg was the innovator of the WKA Champ cart, the X frame design, and the newest designs in Go-Kart racing. Lastly, he worked at Case International as a welder to the present. Greg is survived by his wife Jill, two sons, Jacob Olson and Colin Olson of Gladstone, his mother, Carolyn Olson of Gladstone, his sister, Rosemary Leigh (Dan) Pirtle of Burlington, Iowa, one brother, Scott Olson of Gladstone, and a number of other relatives. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his father.

Services: A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, October 12, 2014 from 2:00-4:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Biggsville, Illinois. Greg's family has established a memorial fund for his son's education.

Margaret E Orth
posted on: 2012-12-19

Margaret E. Orth, age 91, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday December 16, 2012 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, IL. Margaret was born on March 4, 1921 in rural Mercer County, and is the daughter of Merle and Catherine Sprout Tracy. Margaret was reared and educated in Mercer County schools through High School. She was married to James E. Orth on February 18, 1939 in Monmouth, Illinois and he
preceded her in death on October 9, 2000. Margaret was a farm wife helping her husband in the grain and livestock operation in Norwood and Seaton areas. She was very active in her church, the Norwood United Presbyterian Church as it was her life. She and her husband Jim were active also many years in the Mercer County Fair in Aledo, Illinois. Surviving Margaret is her son Neil (Diane) Orth of Kansas City, Missouri and daughter Rosemary Orth of Monmouth, Illinois. She has three grandchildren Scott (Michelle) Orth in Kansas City, Missouri, Brian Orth in Crawfordsville, Indiana, and Jaime (Matt) Lane of Huntley, Montana. There are five great grandchildren also surviving. She is proceeded in death by her parents and a brother Merle Tracy.

Services: The service time was mistakenly annouced at 2:00 pm which is in error.
It is to be at 10:30 am Friday ........
A funeral service will be on Friday December 21, 2012 at 10:30 am at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Her family plans visitation on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for her church, the Norwood United Presbyterian Church.

William C. Osborn
posted on: 2009-03-14
William C. Osborn, age 45, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2009, at his residence. He was born on October 31, 1963, in Dixon, Ill. the son of William and Jane Doris Bowman Osborn. He was raised in the Dixon and Monmouth areas and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1982.
Bill first worked at K-Mart in Monmouth as a stockboy. He then worked at Vickroy Furniture where he has worked to the present. Bill had also worked part-time at the Bottlery with Harold Kinney. Bill enjoyed cycling and was into stereos.
Bill is survived by his parents, William C. and Jane Osborn, of Monmouth, one son Nathan Osborn of Monmouth, one step son Tim Karstens who is serving in Iraq. Also surviving is one brother Michael H. Osborn and Randi of Roodhouse, Ill., two sisters, Alane Osborn of Bartow, Florida, and Jenny Osborn and Shonda in the Clinton area.
Preceding Bill in his death are his grandparents.

Services: A memorial service will at the Maple City Baptist Church in Monmouth at Noon on Friday March 20, 2009. No visitation or calling hours are being planned. Cremation has been accorded.

William C. Osborn
William C. Osborn, age 73, of Monmouth, IL; passed away at 4:02 am on May 22, 2014 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, IL. He was born on November 4, 1940 in Dixon, Illinois and is the son of Carr Carlington and Alice Marie Jacobs Osborn. He was reared and educated in Dixon, where he attended local schools and graduated from the Dixon High School. He then attended Sauk Valley College in Dixon, and also classes at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. Bill served in the United States Army in '62 and '63 as Special Forces Green Beret stationed in the Far East and the Golden Triangle.
He married Jane D. Bowman on December 16, 1961 in Dixon, Illinois, and she is surviving. He began work with employment at various Grocery Chains in Illinois. They came to Monmouth in 1976 as the manager of the Eagle Food Store in Monmouth, which he managed here for many years. He was inducted into the Junior Achievement Hall of Fame for his work locally with the youth. His work and his family were his primary interests.
He is survived by his wife, Jane of Monmouth, and two daughters, Alane Welbon of Bartow, Florida; and Jenny Hasting of Monmouth, Illinois. One son, Michael H. Osborn of Jacksonville, Illinois. Five grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Bradford, Nico, and Matthew Osborn. One brother, Richard P. Osborn of Peoria, Illinois is surviving. He is preceded in death by his parents, one son Billy, and his sister.

Services: As per his wishes, William will be cremated and no visitation and or viewing is currently being planned by his family. A memorial fund is being established for the Warren County Library. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.

Vyola V. Osborne
posted on: 2009-11-18

Vyola V. Osborne, age 94, of Monmouth, Ill., passed away at 9:20 a.m. on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at her residence.
Born on November 16, 1915, near Swan Creek, Warren County, Ill., Vyola was the daughter of Richard A. and Martha J. McMurtry Hall.
She was raised in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School.
On August 4, 1939, she married Elmer C. Osborne in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death on October 23, 2002.
Vyola was a very active life time member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth where she served as treasurer for many years. For 34 years Vyola was employed by Jim and Hannah Foster at Wirtz Book Store in Monmouth. She enjoyed traveling.
Surviving are two sons: Larry C. (Judy) Osborne of Altoona, Iowa and Gary L. (Eveleen) Osborne of Feeding Hills, Mass. Also surviving are six grandchildren, eleven great-Grandchildren and three Great-Great Grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters and two brothers.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009, at Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. Friends may call after Noon on Sunday at Turnbull Funeral Home where her family will be present from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A memorial fund is being established for Immanuel Baptist Church of Monmouth.

Mary Alice Otten
posted on: 2010-09-28

Mary Alice Otten, age 85, of Cameron, Ill., passed away at 10:50 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2010 at the Seminary Manor in Galesburg, Ill. She was born on July 3, 1925 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, the daughter of Orum and Gracie Meador Norton. Mary Alice was reared and educated in Breckinridge County and attended local schools. She married Elmo Lawrence Otten on September 22, 1951 in Rio, Ill., he preceded her in death on December 14, 1979.
Mary Alice was a homemaker. She helped on the farm and raised her children and grandchildren. Mary Alice enjoyed sewing, gardening, canning, she loved photos, and was an avid genealogist. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Surviving Mary Alice are her children; Marilyn Roe of Monmouth, Ill., Carolyn Miles of Henderson, Nv., Leon Otten of Irvington, Ky., Beverly Taylor (Clifford) of Galesburg, Ill., Terry Otten (Diane) of Galesburg, Ill., and Alan Otten (Rosa) of Cameron, Ill. Also surviving are 19 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, one brother Edward Norton of Breckinridge County, Ky., sisters; Helen Hobbs, and Dorothy Hobbs both of Breckinridge County, Ky., Norma lee Kennison of Meade County, Ky., Edna Brown of Breckinridge County, Ky. and Henrietta Miller of Idaho Falls, Id.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter Dolores West, brothers; Duane Norton and James Norton, one grandson Daniel Otten and one sister Ruth Cannon.

Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2010, at the Colonial Baptist Church in Galesburg, Ill. Interment will be in Silent Home Cemetery in Cameron, Ill. Friends may call on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, where her family will be present to receive friends. A memorial fund is being established.

Robert L. Overstreet

Robert Lee Overstreet, age 85 of Summerville, South Carolina, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois, passed April 27 2014. He passed away peacefully at home with family by his side. He was born in Raritan, Illinois on January 26, 1929 to Lester Esley and Elizabeth Ann McElroy Overstreet. He completed 8th grade education and then worked the family farm after the untimely death of his father. Robert married Patricia Ann Yarde on October 9th, 1952 in Monmouth, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 22, 1984. He worked at Midwest manufacturing, Admirals and Maytag, all in Galesburg, IL. He retired in 1987 and enjoyed a long and happy retirement with his family and friends. What he was most proud of, was all of his daughters, son-in-laws, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their many achievements in life. Robert decided to move to Summerville, South Carolina in February of 2013 to live with his daughter and son-in-law. His favorite hobby was bird watching and he thoroughly enjoyed them every day with the many bird feeders he had in place. Robert is preceded by his wife, parents, six brothers, and one sister. Robert Overstreet is survived by his daughters and son-in-laws; Nancy Jane Williams and Ron of Logansport, Indiana, Cynthia Kay Reyburn and James of Summerville, South Carolina, Christina Marie Fredrickson and Matt of Alexis Illinois and Robin Renee Abbott and Mike of Monmouth, Illinois. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews.

Services: A graveside service is planned by his family on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 10:00 am at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery in Monmouth. His family plans visitation on Friday evening being present to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In Lieu of Flowers a memorial fund is being established for the Heart and Lung Association and may be left at the funeral home.


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