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Miscellaneous Lee County, Iowa
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Clark County, Missouri Obituaries

(Transcribed from Vigen Memorial Home Funeral Records)

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Robert Gowing
1916 - 2003
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Imogene, Iowa
Robert J. Gowing was born November 19, 1916 in Imogene, IA, the son of Wesley and Annie Verne McPeek Gowing. On August 14, 1955, Robert was united in marriage to Madge Miller in Keokuk, IA. Mr. Gowing was a veteran of the United States Army and served during WW II with the Army Signal Corps in the Pacific Theater. He attended Tarkio College and received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwest Missouri College in Maryville, MO and his Masters of Art Degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. He had been employed with the Keokuk School District for 31 years and taught History at Keokuk High School. While a teacher at Keokuk High School he started the Tennis program and coached many successful teams. He also coached Basketball and served as a yearbook sponsor. Mr. Gowing retired in 1978 and following his retirement he was a substitute teacher for thirteen years. He had been a longtime member of the First Congregational Church in Keokuk where he taught Sunday School and served as an Elder and Deacon. He was presently a member of the United Presbyterian Church in Keokuk, IA. He was a member of the Lee County Retired Teachers Association and served as past president and photographer. He was also a member of the Keokuk Kiwanis Club. His hobbies included photography, collecting pens and raising roses in his garden. Robert J. Gowing died Monday, January 13, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hospital at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, Madge of Keokuk, IA, one daughter, Sherri Anderson and her husband Mike of West Branch, IA, two grandchildren, Ryan and Sarah Anderson, one brother, John Gowing and his wife Eldora of Shenandoah, IA. He was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters in infancy, one brother, Max Gowing, three sisters, Mary Johnson, Genevieve Thompson and Wilma Reed. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, January 16 at the United Presbyterian Church in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Brian Rihner officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Keokuk National Cemetery. Memorials were established for the Keokuk Community School Foundation and the United Presbyterian Church.

Elizabeth Goss
1907 - 2003
City of Birth: Greenville, South Carolina
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Elizabeth "Lizzie" Goss, 95, of Kahoka, MO died Saturday, March 8, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA. She was born August 14, 1907 in Greenville, SC, the daughter of Albert and Helen Hainey Osborn. In 1921 she married Harmon Goss in Greenville, SC. He preceded her in death in 1983. Elizabeth lived most of her life in Greenville, SC and moved to Joplin, MO where she lived for fifteen years and then moved to Kahoka, MO four months ago. She worked in a textile mill in Greenville, SC for twenty years retiring in 1941. She was of the Southern Baptist faith. She loved flowers, gardening and children. At the nursing home she was the "Joy of the day" and made everybody laugh. Survivors include one son Richard Goss and his wife Arlene of Basco, IL and a daughter Ethel Yon of Greenville, SC, one granddaughter (whom she raised as a daughter) Catherine Clear of Apopka, FL, several grandchildren, many great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. Besides her husband she is preceded in death by two daughters, Myrtle Hutto, Gerry Jackson, two half sisters, Jennie Leslie and Louesther Osborn and a half brother, Albert Osborn. There were local services or visitation. Burial was in Greenville, SC, at a later date. Vigen Memorial Home of Kahoka, MO was in charge of the arrangements.

Horace Golliher
1930 - 2003
City of Birth: Warsaw, Illinois
City of Death: Ft. Meyers, Florida
Horace 'Bub' Golliher was born on October 1, 1930 in Warsaw, IL, the son of Ralph and Esther Whitledge Golliher. On July 21, 1950, Bub was united in marriage to Evelyn Bernice Sheffler in Keokuk, IA. Bub graduated from Warsaw High School in Warsaw, IL with the Class of 1948. He moved to Keokuk, IA in 1950. Bub had been employed at General Mills in Keokuk, IA for 43 years, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Keokuk, IA. He loved to golf and fish. Horace 'Bub' Golliher, 72 of Keokuk, IA died Saturday, April 19, 2003 at the Lee Memorial Hospital in Ft. Myers, Florida. He is survived by his fianc , Evelyn Link of Ft. Myers, FL, two sons, Charles Golliher and his wife Jean of West Des Moines, IA, and Rusty Golliher and his wife Roxie of Lititz, PA, five grandchildren, Heather Mahoney, Brooke Williams, Jason Golliher, Tyler Golliher and Daniel Golliher, one sister, Joyce Hagstrom of Hesperia, CA and two brothers, Benjamin Golliher of Queen Valley, AZ and Arland Golliher of Galesburg, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife 'Bernice' on June 13, 2000. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M., Thursday, April 24, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Goldie Laymon officiating. Burial was in the Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk, IA. A memorial was established for the Emmanuel United Methodist Church.

Shirley Glover
1929 - 2003
City of Birth: Warsaw, Illinois
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on June 1, 1929, in Warsaw, IL, Shirley was the daughter of Leon L. and Bertha Hilberer Tiemann. On September 10, 1950, Shirley was united in marriage to Clifford Leon Glover. He preceded her in death on December 7, 1995. She graduated from Warsaw High School in Warsaw, Illinois with the Class of 1947. She had been employed at Sheller Globe in Keokuk, IA for 20 years. She was a member of the Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Keokuk and was very involved in church activities. She enjoyed being a homemaker after her retirement. She loved to clean and was known by her family as Mrs. Clean . She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to have fun. While a resident of River Hills Village, she looked forward to her Tuesday country rides. Shirley was a loving mother and grandmother and treasured the times she spent with her family. During her husband s long illness, Shirley devoted herself to lovingly care for him. Shirley Lillian Tiemann Glover died Thursday, October 2, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hospital at the age of 74. She is survived by two daughters, Barbara Derr and her husband Mike of Keokuk, IA, and Lee Hasty and her husband Herndon of Overland Park, KS, three grandsons, Bruce Derr and his wife Melissa of Keokuk, IA, Ryan Derr of Joplin, MO, and Herndon Hasty, Jr. of Ft. Worth, TX, two granddaughters, Beth Guy and her husband J.W. of Keokuk, IA, and Katie Hasty of Overland Park, KS, 3 great-granddaughters, Makenzie, Taylor, and Madeline Guy, three sisters, Ruth Rose and her husband Joe of Keokuk, IA, Theresa Cameron and her husband Gary Buck of Hamilton, IL, Carrie Cloud and her husband Duane of Jacksonville, FL, three brothers, Leon Bud Tiemann and his wife Donnie of Central Point, OR, Tom Tiemann and his wife Mary Jane of Lufkin, TX, and Bill Tiemann and his wife Sue of Kerrville, TX, one sister-in-law, Bea Tiemann of Brandon, FL, and nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Charlotte Betts, her brother Dick Tiemann and two sisters in infancy. Funeral services were held at 2 P.M., Saturday, October 4, 2003 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Goldie Laymon officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the Lutheran Cemetery in Warsaw, IL. Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel United Methodist Church or River Hills Village.

Juanita Gruber (May 2, 1908 - Oct 24, 2003)

Otha Gilbert
1922 - 2004
City of Birth: Peaksville, Missouri
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Otha Edward 'Tiny' Gilbert, 82, of Kahoka, MO died Monday, September 06, 2004 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA. He was born August 26, 1922 in Peaksville, MO, a son of Jasper H. and Gladys Longmire Gilbert. He married Ione McClain on March 25, 1944 in Boone, IA. She survives. Other survivors include one daughter, Rose McAfee and her companion Rusty Smith of Kahoka, MO, one son, Richard Gilbert and his wife Teresa of Keokuk, IA, one son-in-law, Bob Johnson of St. Joseph, MO, six grandchildren, Aleta Shinkle and her husband Monti of New London, IA, Shawn and Roberta McAfee, Monty and Alyce McAfee, Jared and Jill McAfee, Dan and Shelby McAfee, all of Kahoka, MO and Brian Johnson of Anchorage, AK, two foster grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Joyce Johnson, one son-in-law, P.R. McAfee and one brother in infancy. Eddie graduated from Granger High School in 1940. He served in the United States Army during WW II from 1942 - 1945. He worked at Foote Mineral in Keokuk, IA as a Stationary Fireman operating electric furnaces for 35 years, retiring in 1985. He also owned Gilbert Plumbing and Heating while working at Foote Mineral. He was baptized and a member of the First Christian Church in El Dorado, KS. He was active in the Kahoka Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Eddie played the violin, collected memorabilia buttons, made model riverboats and he enjoyed telling stories. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished the moments he spent with his family. The many memories he created with his family will never be forgotten. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, September 9, 2004 at the Kahoka Christian Church in Kahoka, MO with Reverend Shawn McAfee and Reverend Dick Clifford officiating. Burial was in the Kahoka Cemetery. Visitation was held after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 8, 2004 with the family meeting with friends from 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO. Memorials were made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO was in charge of arrangements.

Vivian Gilbert (Jul 12, 1940 - Nov 11, 2004)

Francis Hardy (Sep 24, 1916 - Jan 22, 2003)

Wanda Hammel
1928 - 2003
City of Birth: Montrose, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on August 26, 1928 in Montrose, IA, Wanda was the daughter of Herman and Alta Mae Martin Templeton. On April 15, 1946, Wanda was united in marriage to Everett H. Shug Hammel in Keokuk, IA Wanda had been employed at Tip-N-Buds in Keokuk, IA for forty years and retired in 1994. She loved to go shopping. She was a loving mother and grandmother and treasured the time she spent with her family. Wanda E. Hammel died Tuesday, April 8, 2003 at the River Hills Village in Keokuk, IA at the age of 74. She is survived by two daughters, Kathy Palmer and her husband Jerry of Keokuk, IA and Pam Byrne and her husband Mike of Keokuk, IA, two grandchildren, Jessica Byrne and Daryl Palmer, one great-grandchild, Taylor Palmer, one brother, Elvin Templeton and his wife Marjorie of Keokuk, IA, one half-brother, Jack Storms and his wife Linda of Argyle, IA, two half-sisters, Wanda Roberts of Keokuk, IA and Donna Ikerd of Hamilton, IL. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Everett on January 20, 1993, one grandson, Jeremy Byrne and two brothers, Billy Lee Templeton and Howard Templeton. Funeral services were held at 1 P.M., Thursday, April 10, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Terry Lovell officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk, IA. A Memorial was established for the Lee County Hospice.

Linda Halverson
1942 - 2003
City of Birth: Ottumwa, Iowa
City of Death: Colusa, Iowa
Born on January 22, 1942, in Ottumwa, IA, Linda was the daughter of Winfield and Selma Rosenbaum Frazier. On November 20, 1970, Linda was united in marriage to James Halverson in State Center, IA. Linda graduated from Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, IA with the Class of 1960. She had been a resident of Montrose, IA for the past 26 years. She had been employed at the Donnley Corporation in State Center, IA, the Dial Corporation in Ft. Madison, IA, Montrose City Hall in Montrose, IA, and Caseys in Montrose, IA. Linda was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Keokuk, IA. She loved to work in her garden and tend to her flowers and lawn. She enjoyed sewing. Linda A. Halverson died Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at the Reed-Gilpin Home in Colusa, IL at the age of 61. She is survived by her husband, James of Montrose, IA, one daughter, Kim, two sons, Kevin Halverson and his wife Shelley of Iowa Falls, IA and Mark Halverson and his wife Sue of Centerville, IA, two grandchildren, her mother, Selma Frazier of Des Moines, IA, one brother, Gary Frazier and his wife Marlus of Des Moines, IA and one sister, Brenda Scott. She was preceded in death by her father. Private family services were held on Thursday, May 22 with burial in the Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, IA.

Floyd Hamelton, Sr.
1918 - 2003
City of Birth: Moline, Illinois
City of Death: Burlington, Iowa
Floyd W. Hamelton was born December 11, 1918 in Moline, IL, the son of Charles and Minnie Griffin Hamelton. On February 17, 1946 Floyd was united in marriage to Viva M. Miller in Keokuk, IA. Mr. Hamelton was a veteran of the United States Army and served during WW II. He had been employed at National Carbide in Keokuk, IA. He was of the Baptist faith. Floyd liked to repair televisions, radios and other home appliances and was always working on a new invention. He also loved to go fishing. Floyd W. Hamelton, 84 died Saturday, June 28, 2003 at the Parkview Care Center in Burlington, IA. Survivors include four sons, Floyd Butch Hamelton, Jr. and his wife Ruth of Keokuk, IA, Terry Lee Hamelton and his wife Pam of Mesa, AZ, James Hamelton and his wife Linda Sue of Keokuk, IA and Ricky Hamelton and his wife Tina of Hamilton, IL, two daughters, Darlene Burgess and her husband Mervin of Payson, IL, and Vicki Moore and her husband Mike of Keokuk, IA, twenty-eight grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife Viva on February 20, 2001, his parents, and three brothers, Herb, Fred and Merle. Funeral services were held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, July 2 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend John Varner officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Keokuk National Cemetery.

Janet Hoewing
1931 - 2003
City of Birth: Kahoka, Missouri
City of Death: Normal, Illinois
Janet Hoewing, 72, of Kahoka, MO, died Thursday July 3, 2003 at the BroMenn Hospital in Normal, IL. She had been a resident at Heritage Manor in Bloomington, IL for 9 months. She was born on February 10, 1931 in Kahoka, MO, a daughter of James R. and Helen Katherine Karle Nichols. She married Willis J. Hoewing on March 30, 1958 at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka, MO. He died on April 8, 1986. Janet graduated from the Kahoka High School in 1948. She had worked at the Exchange Bank of Kahoka as a teller for many years. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Kahoka. She was a former member of P.E.O. Chapter AW and had been a member of the Kahoka Tuesday Club. Janet enjoyed needlepoint and playing cards. Survivors include two daughters, Renee Hoewing of Bloomington, IL and Jennifer Hoewing of Barberton, OH and one half sister, Kathy Nichols of Macomb, IL. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one sister in infancy. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, July 7, 2003 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO with Reverend Ken Beckmann officiating. Burial will be in the Kahoka Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 11:00 A.M. Sunday with the family meeting with friends from 7-9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO is in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Hoewing (May 16, 1913 - Oct 1, 2003)

Marie Haage (Aug 21, 1915 - Oct 3, 2003)

Paul Helwig
1963 - 2003
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Paul David Helwig was born October 25, 1963 in Keokuk, IA the son of John J. and Marjorie Harker Helwig. Paul graduated from Keokuk Senior High with the Class of 1982. He graduated from Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL with a degree in nutrition and foods. He served in the United States Army Reserves and then the regular Army for a total of 3 years, where he learned to cook. He had been employed as a cook at several restaurants in Carthage, IL and Keokuk, IA since graduating from college. He was a member of the Bel Air Baptist Church in Keokuk and the National Dietary Manager s Association. He enjoyed history, especially reading about Lee and Hancock County History and World War II. Paul David Helwig died on Sunday, November 2, 2003 at his home at the age of 40. He is survived by his parents of Keokuk, IA, one brother, John F. Helwig and his wife Angie of Nauvoo, IL, one sister, Kimberly Murphy and her husband Tony of Acworth, GA, a very special friend, Judy Montgomery of Hamilton, IL, four nephews, Jordan, Aaron and John Logan Helwig and Austin Murphy, two nieces, Megan Murphy and Madisen Helwig, his grandmother, Clara Harker of Warsaw, IL, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Frank and Roma Freeman and his grandfather William Harker. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 7 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Mike McMillan officiating. Burial was in McKay Cemetery in Burnside, IL. A Memorial was established for the Alzheimer s Association.

Gerard Harmon
1924 - 2003
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Iowa City, Iowa
Gerard W. 'Jud' Harmon was born on March 24, 1924 in Keokuk, IA, the son of Edward and Pearl Ealey Harmon. On October 26, 1946, Gerard was united in marriage to Geraldine Denmire in Kahoka, MO. Mr. Harmon was a veteran of the United States Army. He served during WW II and was awarded the Purple Heart and two bronze stars. He had been a fireman for the city of Keokuk, IA for 30 years. He retired in 1980 as Fire Chief. He was of the Methodist faith. He was a member of the VFW Post 3507, the American Legion Post 41, the Keokuk Yacht Club and the Southside Boat Club. His favorite hobby was refinishing furniture and his projects were always excellently restored. Gerard W. 'Jud' Harmon died Friday, November 7, 2003 at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA at the age of 79. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, of Keokuk, IA, one daughter, Gwynn Flambeau and her husband Larry of Keokuk, IA, one son, John Harmon and his fianc , Judith of Keokuk, IA, four grandchildren, Todd Flambeau, Cari Johnson, Gina Parrish, and Erin Barnes, seven great-grandchildren, and one brother, Charles Harmon and his wife Joyce of Lodi, CA. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Deborah Barnes, one son, Greg Harmon, and two sisters, Dorothy Eder and Helen Kampe. Funeral services will be held at 1 P.M., Wednesday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Bill Olmsted officiating. Burial with military rites will be in the Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Tuesday with the family meeting with friends from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the VA Medical Center in Iowa City, IA.

Helen Hammel
1925 - 2003
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on July 23, 1925 in Keokuk, IA, Helen was the daughter of Fred and Catherine Gabriel Howren. On February 8, 1948, Helen was united in marriage to Archie Jim Hammel in Keokuk, IA. Helen graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1944 and the Blessing Hospital School of Nursing in Quincy, IL in 1947. She had been employed as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph Hospital in Keokuk, and then at Keokuk Area Hospital until her retirement in 1992 with 32 years of service. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk, IA and was a volunteer driver for Road to Recovery. She loved to bowl and had bowled on several leagues. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlework, crafts, painting, drawing, camping and playing cards. Helen loved being a wife, mother and grandmother and cherished her great-grandsons. Helen M. Hammel died Monday, December 1, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hospital at the age of 78. She is survived by her husband Archie Jim , of Keokuk, IA, three daughters, Beverly Hammel of Keokuk, IA, Linda Lucas of House Springs, MO, and Jan Hammel and her partner Gaylia McDaniel of Villa Park, IL, two sons, Dan Hammel of Keokuk, IA and Paul Hammel and his wife Tina of Palmyra, MO, two grandsons, Matthew Lucas and his wife Jessica of Columbia, MO and Steven Lucas and his wife Kathryn of House Springs, MO, three great-grandchildren, Andrew Lucas, Jacob Lucas and Kaden Lucas, nieces and nephews She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Barbara Othmer. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Wednesday, December 3 at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk with Reverend Bill Olmsted officiating. Burial will be in the Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk, IA. Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Tuesday with the family meeting with friends from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul United Church of Christ or the Keokuk Area Hospital Critical Care Unit.

Francies Haase (Jul 26, 1914 - Dec 14, 2003)

Margaret Hempen (Dec 29, 1911 - Feb 23, 2004)

Albert Hoenig
1940 - 2004
City of Birth: West Point, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Albert F. Hoenig was born on September 5, 1940 in West Point, IA a son of Frank and Mary Schroeder Hoenig Sr. On June 30, 1960 Albert was united in marriage to Joyce A. Calhoun in West Point, IA. Mr. Hoenig was a lifelong resident of Lee County, IA and was the owner and operator of Hoenig & Sons Construction in Montrose, IA until his retirement in 1991. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren, making his daily rounds visiting with his friends and especially enjoyed teasing his children. Albert F. Hoenig died Sunday, February 29, 2004 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA at the age of 63. He is survived by two sons, Keith Hoenig and Kenneth Hoenig both of Montrose, IA, two daughters, Kristina Thrapp and her husband Jerry of Macomb, IL, and Karen Rudd and her husband Travis of Montrose, IA. 12 grandchildren, Michael, Jake, Josh, Lane and Danielle Hoenig, Dustin, Zachary, Quinn and Sasha Rudd, John, Jared and Alyssa Thrapp, 3 great grandchildren, Nicole and Hannah Hoenig and Aspen Thrapp, 4 brothers, Frank Hoenig, Jr. of Keosauqua, IA, Father Gerald Hoenig of Montrose, IA, Ralph Hoenig of West Point, IA, and David Hoenig of West Point, IA, four sisters, Gretchen Joachim of Silver Cliff, WI, Jean Helling of Ft. Madison, IA, Bernadette Cramblit of Denmark, IA and Ruth Coffey of Wever, IA numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce on May 24, 1995. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 3 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Gerald Hoenig officiating. Burial will be in the Sandusky Cemetery. Visitation will be held after 1 p.m. Tuesday with family meeting with friends from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA. Memorials may be made to the family.

E. Helmick (Mar 18, 1936 - Apr 9, 2004)

Rachel Happs (Jun 3, 1923 - Jun 2, 2004)

Ruth Howell (Nov 11, 1927 - Jun 2, 2004)

Imogene Holecek (Jan 19, 1907 - Jun 17, 2004)

Randall Hartman (Oct 2, 1959 - Jun 26, 2004)

Kenneth Hodges (Aug 15, 1917 - Jul 9, 2004)

Jo Humphrey (Sep 9, 1936 - Jul 13, 2004)

Osa Hasper
1921 - 2004
City of Birth: Granger, Missouri
City of Death: Kahoka, Missouri
Osa I. Hasper, 83, of Kahoka, MO died Sunday, October 31, 2004 at her home in Kahoka. She was born April 13, 1921 in rural Granger, MO, a daughter of Reginold Carlisle and Georgianna Shannan Busby. She was married to Charles Hasper. He preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Lyda Vice and her brother, Shannan Busby, both of Kahoka, MO and several nieces and nephews including Ron Busby and his wife Karen of Luray, MO. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Philena Calvert, her brother-in-law, Ward Calvert, and her sister-in-law, Juanita Busby. Osa grew up in Granger, MO graduating from the Granger High School. She worked for many years at Sheaffer Pen Corporation and Ortho in Fort Madison, IA. She then moved to Las Vegas, NV where she lived for 25 years. While there she worked in real estate and at a Jewelry Center. She returned to Kahoka, MO in April of 2004. Osa s wishes were to be cremated. There will be no services held. A memorial has been established by the family and memorials may be left at or mailed to The Vigen Memorial Home, 278 West Main Street, Kahoka, MO, 63445. The memorials will be forwarded to the family.

Anna Jones
1919 - 2003
City of Birth: Niota, IL
City of Death: Warsaw, IL
Born on August 13, 1919 in Niota, IL, Anna was the daughter of Ferdinand J. and Amanda J. Worrell Boeddeker. On August 13, 1940, Anna was united in marriage to Wayne T. Jones, Sr. at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Nauvoo, IL. Mrs. Jones had been employed at the Hancock County Nursing Home for fifteen years. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw, IL and the Altar and Rosary Society. She had taught religion classes for 30 years and sang in the church choir. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as a volunteer at the Senior Center, the Warsaw Historical Society and the election board. She loved to crochet and had made many afghans for her family. She enjoyed playing dice and other games with her children and grandchildren. She liked to travel and loved to dance. Anna M. Jones, 83, died Tuesday, February 4, 2003 at her home, surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Wayne T. Jones, Sr. of Warsaw, IL, five daughters, Patricia A. Jones of Carthage, IL, Mary C. Hudson and her husband William of Morning Sun, IA, Carol E. Maddux and her husband Michael of Conroe, TX, Martha L. Winkler and her husband Richard of Warsaw, IL, and Laura J. Dennis and her husband Charles of Hamilton, IL, five sons, Wayne T. Jones, Jr. and his wife Lena of Little Rock, AR, Michael I. Jones and his wife Marge of Warsaw, IL, Jerry L. Jones and his wife Judy of Linn Creek, MO, Alan R. Jones and his wife Angie of Sutter, IL and Joseph W. Jones and his wife Cindy of Rock Island, IL, four sisters, Mary Jane Heagy of LaSalle, IL, Blanche Mae Lowman and her husband Harley of Warsaw, IL, Evelyn Rose Link and her friend Bub Golliher of Fort Myers, FL and Dorothy Carol McMullen and her husband David of Edwardsville, IL, twenty-seven grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Christine Marie, her parents, one brother, John Boeddeker, three sisters, Lois Baxter, Frances Boeddeker, and one in infancy, and one granddaughter, Tiffany Christine Winkler. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10 A.M., Friday, February 7 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Warsaw, IL with Reverend Michael Menner officiating. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery in Warsaw, IL A Rosary was recited at 6:30 P.M., Thursday at the funeral home. A Memorial was established for the Blessing Hospice (Hancock County).

Clifford Justice, Sr.
1940 - 2003
City of Birth: Williamstown, Missouri
City of Death: Kirksville, Missouri
Clifford Wayne Justice, Sr., 62, of Wyaconda, MO died Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. He was born November 4, 1940, in Williamstown, MO, a son of Harry Clifford and Ruby Christine DeWitt Justice. He married Lola Bunch on June 4, 1969 in Kirksville, MO. She survives. Other survivors include one son, Clifford Justice, Jr. and his wife Amy of Luray, MO, one daughter, Teresa Justice of Quincy, IL, one ex-daughter-in-law, Staci Justice of Hannibal, MO, two brothers, Gary Justice and his wife Esther of Williamstown, MO and Kenneth Justice and his wife Dolores of Revere, MO, five grandchildren, Trinity, Tyler, Hannah, Jakobie and Kyra Justice and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Elizabeth Ann Justice, his parents and his parents-in-law Harold and Lola Bunch. Clifford had farmed in Clark County most of his life. He was a member of the Neeper Church. He served in the National Guard for 4 years. He also worked for Seyb Machine Shop in Wyaconda for 14 years. Clifford enjoyed cooking and was very good at it. He liked tinkering and could build anything. He also built wood model trucks. He enjoyed putting up and displaying his outdoor Christmas decorations. Most of all, he treasured the time he spent with his grandchildren and family. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Friday, February 14, 2003 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, MO with Reverend Ernest Deatrick officiating. Burial was in the Neeper Cemetery. Visitation was held after 9:00 A.M. Thursday with the family meeting with friends from 6-8 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials were made to his grandchildren's education fund.

Larry Johnson
1939 - 2003
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Larry E. Johnson was born March 10, 1939 in Keokuk, IA, the son of (David) Hubert and Audrey Hedrick Johnson. On November 29, 1959, Larry was united in marriage to Betty Moander at the Lutheran Church in Keokuk, IA. Mr. Johnson graduated from Keokuk Senior High in Keokuk, IA with the Class of 1957. He had been engaged in farming all his life and loved to farm with his son and brother. He was a member of the Melrose Methodist Church in rural Keokuk, IA and took care of the music for the church services. He served on the Board of Directors for the People s Mutual Insurance Company. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and treasured the times he spent with his family and friends and his little dog Angie . He especially enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed taking pictures of his grandchildren. Larry E. Johnson died Monday, March 31, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, IA at the age of 64. He is survived by his wife, Betty of Keokuk, IA, one daughter, Debra Ridgway and her husband Rob of Keokuk, IA, one son, Mike Johnson and his wife Lisa of Keokuk, IA, eleven grandchildren, one sister, Linda Coon and her husband Marvin of Burlington, IA, one brother, Neil Johnson and his wife Maryella of Keokuk, IA, several nieces, nephews & cousins, and many friends and neighbors He was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Bernadine Johnson, his parents, and one sister, Marilyn Rozeboom. Funeral services were held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 3, 2003 at the Melrose United Methodist Church in rural Keokuk, IA with Reverend John Abraham and Brother Bill Hauser officiating. Burial was in the Scandinavian cemetery. A memorial was established for the Melrose United Methodist Church.

Larry Johnson
2003 - 2003
City of Birth: Iowa City, Iowa
City of Death: Iowa City, Iowa
Larry Michael Johnson, son of Mike and Lisa Kraus Johnson, died at birth on Saturday, April 26, 2003 at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, IA. He is survived by his parents of Keokuk, IA, maternal grandparents, Nancy Kraus and Gary McCarty, and Diana and David Kraus all of Keokuk, IA, paternal grandmother, Betty Johnson of Keokuk, IA, maternal great-grandparents, Jack & Matha Kraus of Keokuk, IA and Agatha Unger of Denmark, IA, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Larry Johnson. Private family graveside services were held on Monday, April 28 at the Scandinavian Cemetery in rural Keokuk, IA with Reverend John Abraham officiating.

Marleen Johnson
1913 - 2003
City of Birth: Blooming Prairie, Minnesota
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on September 25, 1913 in Blooming Prairie, MN, Marleen was the daughter of Mark and Clara Johnson Miller. On October 29, 1939 she was united in marriage to J. G. Lee Johnson in Mankato, MN. She was employed at Kirlins for 29 years retiring in 1977. She was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Keokuk, IA, a former member of the First Congregational Church of Keokuk and had been involved in several church circles. She was a member of the Ladies of the Elks and had served on the election board. Marleen was an avid bridge player and liked to bowl in a couples league. Marleen R. Johnson died Sunday May 11, 2003 at the Keokuk Area Hosptial at the age of 89. Survivors include two sons, David Johnson and his wife Elaine of Middletown, MD, Dale Johnson and his wife Sheryl of Plainville, IL four grandchildren, Kurt Johnson, Kelly Honer and her husband Joe, Kris Ann Kraeuter and her husband Kirk, Kathy Robinson and her husband Kevin, eight great grandchildren Lauren Honer, Robby Honer, Jacob Honer, Luke Honer, Olivia Kraeuter, Nicholas Kraeuter, Jonathan Kraeuter, Joshua Kraeuter, and one sister, Pearl Gohla and her husband Jerry of Mankato, MN. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Lee on September 3, 1992, two sisters, Ruth Herriman and Violet Kassner, and one brother Gordon Miller. Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, May 16 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Brian Rihner officiating. Burial will be held at the Keokuk National Cemetery. Vistiation will be held after 1 P.M., Thursday with the family meeting with friends from 7 - 9 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the United Presbyterian Church in Keokuk or the Heritage Center.

Hilda Johnson (Nov 19, 1906 - Sep 16, 2003)

Sandra Justice Smith
1949 - 2003
City of Birth: Morrison, Illinois
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on September 26, 1949 in Morrison, IL, Sandra was the daughter of Lloyd and Alyce Majors Shepard. On July 25, 2000, Sandra married Gary Smith in Keokuk, IA. Sandra had been employed at Park Ridge Workshop in Montrose, IA and Bridgeway in Keokuk, IA. She was a member of the New Testament Christian Church in Keokuk, IA. She was an Elvis Presley fan and loved to listen to his music. She enjoyed dancing and participating in the Special Olympics. Sandra Kay Justice Smith died Friday, October 3, 2003 at the Keokuk Nursing Center, Keokuk, IA at the age of 54. She is survived by her husband, Gary of Keokuk, IA, two sisters, Dona Hoewing and her husband Ron of Keokuk, IA and LeeAnn VanderGriend and her husband Dennis of Colwich, KS, one brother, Josh Shepard of Crystal Lake, IL, an aunt & uncle, Estelle & John Majors of Brandon, MS, nine nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two nephews and her step-father Ernest Justice, Jr. Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, October 6 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Brother Bill Hauser officiating. Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk, IA. Memorials may be made to the Special Olympics.

Anna Johnson (Apr 5, 1919 - Oct 17, 2003)

Herbert Jones (Apr 11, 1931 - Mar 16, 2004)

Jesse James (Nov 7, 1936 - Aug 7, 2004)

Wynona Johnson (Jul 27, 1921 - Sep 29, 2004)

Louise Johnson (Feb 28, 1917 - Oct 21, 2004)

Dorothy Kleiss
1919 - 2003
City of Birth: Montrose, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on March 5, 1919, in Montrose, IA, Dorothy was the daughter of Herbert and Elizabeth Morrison Cale. On June 30, 1938, Dorothy was united in marriage to J. Virgil Kleiss in the Little Brown Church in Nausha, IA. Dorothy was a district manager for Sarah Coventry and Lady Remington and she also helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ of Keokuk. She loved to work in her vegetable garden and canned the food that she grew. She liked to crochet, do needle point, and macram . She also liked to watch baseball. Dorothy Kleiss died Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at the Keokuk Nursing Center in Keokuk, IA at the age of 84. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil on April 4, 1995, three brothers, Evan Cale, Herbert Cale and James Hub Cale. Graveside services were held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 24 at the Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, IA with Rev. Fred Lohman officiating. Visitation was held Friday after 1 P.M. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with family meeting with friends from 6-8 p.m. A Memorial was established for the Keokuk Nursing Center.

John Korschgen
1925 - 2003
City of Birth: Louisiana, Missouri
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
John B. Korschgen was born August 2, 1925 in Louisiana, MO, the son of Edward and Goldie Kessler Carlson Korschgen. He first married Phyllis Wright. He then married Oleta Fern Hawkins on July 18, 1953 in Palmyra, MO. She preceded him in death on March 29, 1999. Mr. Korschgen grew up on a farm in Keokuk, which later was the location of the Skylark Drive In Theatre and is now McCredie Ball Park. He graduated from Keokuk High School with the Class of 1943. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during WW II. He had been employed at Dryden/Sheller Globe in Keokuk, IA for 41 years, retiring in 1987. He also was the co-owner of K & R Appliance. He was a member of the American Legion Post #41 in Keokuk, IA. He enjoyed the outdoors and loved to go fishing and camping. He also liked to repair appliances and remodel homes. John B. Korschgen died Monday, June 16, 2003 at the River Hills Village in Keokuk, IA at the age of 77. Mr. Korschgen is survived by three daughters, Mary Davis and her husband Larry of Montrose, IA, Barbara Ferguson and her husband Larry of Wayland, MO, Norma Robinson and her husband Roland of Dayton, TX, four sons, John E. Korschgen and his wife Mary of Mishawaka, IN, Ron Ynacay-Nye and his wife Robin of Carson City, NV, David Korschgen and his wife Linda of Houston, TX and Philip Korschgen and his wife Kim of Keokuk, IA, twenty-three grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren, one sister, Marjorie Briscoe of St. Charles, MO, several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Norman Korschgen, LaVerne Carlson and Darrell Korschgen, two sisters, Dorothy Philp and Thelma Houchin, one granddaughter, Gina Nye-Leonard and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 10 A.M., Thursday, June 19 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Brother Bill Hauser officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Keokuk National Cemetery. Visitation was held after 1 P.M. Wednesday with the family meeting with friends from 6 - 8 P.M. at the funeral home. A Memorials was established for the Keokuk Veterans Memorial.

Mary Kimmell (Jul 2, 1940 - Mar 24, 2004)

Jalene Kloster (May 24, 2004 - May 28, 2004)

Mildred Kelly
1935 - 2004
City of Birth: Centralia, Missouri
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on March 14, 1935 in Centralia, MO, Mildred was the daughter of Chester W. and Martha Poole Armstrong. She lived in the Paris and Kahoka Missouri areas until she married Walter C. Kelly in April of 1970 in Keokuk, IA Millie had been employed at Montgomery Ward and Tigue Motors in Keokuk and later retired from Stone Container in Keokuk in 1999. She was a member of the Southside Boat Club in Keokuk and the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Bethany Baptist Church of Denver, Colorado. Millie always looked forward to her special times with friends and she loved to travel. Her favorite destinations were attending Fan Fair, going to Branson and especially her fall foliage trips. Mildred L. Millie Kelly died Tuesday, September 7, 2004 at her home in Keokuk at the age of 69. She is survived by her mom , Frances Armstrong of Paris, MO, three daughters, Kay Biggerstaff and her husband Joe of Kahoka, MO, Penny J. Creed of Mexico, MO, Christy L. Barton and her husband Ed of Paris, MO, two sons, Rick L. Heitmeyer and his wife Kathy of Paris, MO, and Brad E. Baker of Vista California, three step-daughters, Lola Jane Young of Omaha NB, Nancy Longacre of Arkansas and Beth Kelly of the Quad Cities, two step-sons, Larry Kelly and Walter B. Kelly both of the Quad Cities, one brother, C.T. Armstrong of Glendale, AZ, 13 grandchildren, Curtis Biggerstaff, Scott (Susie) Biggerstaff, Eric (Jennifer) Heitmeyer, Shawn Heitmeyer, Ches Heitmeyer, Katrina Heitmeyer, Kelly (Billy) Rhodes, Jamey Creed, Dustin Creed, Ed (Julie) Barton, Lance Barton, Ashley Baker and Tiffany Baker, 3 great-grandchildren, Madison Rhodes, Riley Jo Barton and Reece Barton, and several step-grandchildren. She is also survived by her beloved companion, Bob Woodruff, of Keokuk, IA. She was in death by her husband, Walter, on March 13, 1989, her father Chester Armstrong, and her birth mother, Martha Poole Armstrong. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Thursday, September 9, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Reverend Kenneth Beckmann and Deacon Bill Cosgrove officiating. Burial was in the Keokuk National Cemetery Memorials may be made to the Lee County Hospice.

Wanda Land (Walte) (Nov 8, 1938 - Jan 2, 2003)

Rovene Lee (May 10, 1923 - Jan 4, 2003)

Elsie Larson (Apr 8, 1920 - Sep 26, 2003)

John Lefler
1924 - 2003
City of Birth: Peoria, Illinois
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
John Gilbert Lefler, Sr., was born December 4, 1924 in Peoria, IL, the son of Harold Clifford and Stella Maude Wasion Lefler. He married Virginia Helen Arrowood in East Peoria, IL. Mr. Lefler was a veteran of the United States Navy and served during WW II. Before his retirement, he was the owner and operator of Keokuk Termite Control in Keokuk, IA. He was a member of the Calvary Foursquare Church in Keokuk, IA. He loved to go camping and fishing and was an avid Cubs fan. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. John Gilbert Lefler, Sr. died Saturday, September 27, 2003 at his home in Keokuk, IA at the age of 78. He is survived by his wife, Virginia of Keokuk, IA, three sons, Michael Lefler and his wife Margaret, Steven Lefler and his wife Geni, John Lefler, Jr. and his wife Beverly, three daughters, Brenda Bond and her husband Howard, Beverly Brotherton and her husband Jerry and Deborah Tibbits, eighteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Harold Lefler and one sister, Dorothy Knapp. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 1, at the Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA with Pastor Dan Davis and Pastor Bob Lane officiating. Burial with military rites was in the Keokuk National Cemetery. Memorials were established for the Lee County Hospice or the Calvary Foursquare Church.

Wahneta Link (Mar 20, 1916 - Jan 25, 2004)

Stella Lindner
1917 - 2004
City of Birth: Keokuk, Iowa
City of Death: Keokuk, Iowa
Born on November 23, 1917 in Keokuk, IA, Stella Bernice was the daughter of Edward and Nancy V. Slate Kelly. She first married Perry Kunkel and to this union were born two daughters, Dixie and Barbara. She later married Carl Lindner. Bernice was a lifelong resident of Keokuk and had been employed at the St. Joseph Hospital. She enjoyed making crafts and sewing. Stella Bernice Lindner died Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at Lexington Square in Keokuk, IA at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughters, Dixie Washburn of Hamilton, IL and Barbara Custer and her husband Delbert of Hamilton, IL, two grandsons, Danny and Darin Custer, five great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and one brother, Gilbert Kelly of St. Patrick, MO. She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Rita Horton and three brothers, Bob, Albert and Hubert Kelly. Graveside services will be held 10 A.M. Friday at the Hickory Grove Cemetery in rural Keokuk, IA with Bro. Bill Hauser officiating. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation. The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk, IA is in charge of arrangements.

Ronald Lorenz (Aug 20, 1935 - Mar 3, 2004)

Marcus Long (Sep 24, 1926 - Mar 27, 2004)


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