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Northwestern Illinois Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(From Various Funeral Homes in the northwestern counties of Illinois, including Carroll, Whiteside, Jo Daviess, Rock Island and Henry Counties.)

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Northwestern Illinois Obituary and Death Notices Collection

Northwestern Illinois Obituary Collection - 145

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Date: Monday, 1 February 2010, at 4:10 p.m.

Brent, Landon M.
December 15, 2003
KIRKWOOD - Landon Michael Brent, 22-day-old son of Lonnie and Brenda (Shafer) Brent of rural Kirkwood, died at 11:55 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 13, 2003) in University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.
He was born Nov. 21, 2003, in Iowa City.
Surviving are his parents; his twin brother, Preston James Brent; a sister, Grace Elizabeth Brent; his grandparents, Don and Beverly Brent, Stronghurst, and Ronald and Freda Shafer, Texaco; and his great-grandmother, Anna Brent, Gladstone. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Forrest Brent, Archie and Eileen Morris, William and Bertha Shafer, and Jess and Gretta Lowery.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Banks & Beals Funeral Home, Stronghurst, with the Rev. Larry Dyson officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home; family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Biggsville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Union School District Education Foundation.

Brewer, Annis J.
July 30, 2004
ELMWOOD - Annis J. Brewer, 78, Elmwood, died at 3:06 p.m. Thursday (July 29, 2004) in Proctor Hospital, Peoria.
She was born Sept. 16, 1925, in Biggsville, the daughter of Arthur William and Pauline Vern Stevenson Boyer.
She married Jessie R. Brewer on Sept. 16, 1944, in Biggsville. He died Dec. 12, 1989.
Surviving are two sons, Melvin Dean Brewer, Elmwood, and Ervin Wayne Brewer, Peoria; a daughter, Twila Ketcham, Farmington; a brother, Ray (and Darlene) Boyer, Biggsville; two sisters, Dorothy (and Franklin) Jacobs, Biggsville, and Pauline (and Milton) Hallberg, State College, Pa.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister.
She lived in Elmwood since 1958 where she was a member of Elmwood First Presbyterian Church and had offices in Elmwood Rebecca Lodge.
She had been employed at Elmwood Grade School as custodian and at Morrison and Mary Wiley Library.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Patterson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Randy Schreurs officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to B.Y.E. Ambulance Service or Morrison and Mary Wiley Library.

Bright, Juanita M.
September 17, 2003
CAMDENTON, Mo. - Juanita M. "Peggy" Bright, 76, Camdenton, died Tuesday (Sept. 16, 2003) in Lake Regional Health System, Osage Beach, Mo.
She was born Jan. 27, 1927, in Gilson, the daughter of Orville and Madge Richmond Bright.
Surviving are two sisters, Betty Fann and Dorothy Bright, both of Camdenton; a niece and a nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and oane sister.
She worked as a bookkeeper for Churchill Chemical Company.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Camdenton and its JOY Group.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Hedges Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Aubuchon officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Dale Blair Cemetery, Camdenton.

Brockett, Harry D.
October 17, 2003
OQUAWKA - Harry Donald Brockett, 68, Oquawka, died at 6:50 a.m. Wednesday (Oct. 15, 2003) in the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Knoxville, Iowa.
He was born Jan. 18, 1935, in Henderson County, the son of Otto and Myrtle Terry Christofferson.
He married Shirley Connelly on June 30, 1956, in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Jeffery Brockett and Jesse Brockett, both of Burlington, Iowa, and Donald Brockett, Birmingham, Iowa; five brothers, the Rev. Martin Brockett, Joplin, Mo., Glen Moyers and John Christofferson, both of Oquawka, Bill Boyers of Tennessee, and Bud Christofferson, Hedrick, Iowa; seven sisters, Ruby Norton, Kathy Waterman, Mary Moyers, Delilah Bloomer and Jody Green, all of Burlington, Ethel Huss, Lomax, and Dixie Christofferson, Gladstone; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and two sisters.
He was an Army veteran, serving from 1955 to 1958.
He worked at the Burlington Railroad Shops for 28 years, retiring in 1997.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Galesburg. He raced short track and endurance motorcycles.
He was of Baptist faith.
Funeral was today in Lunning Chapel, Burlington, with the Rev. Carl Engstrom officiating. Burial was in the Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, with military honors by VFW Posts 10102 and 9162, American Legion Post 52 and the Hamilton-Walters Marine Corps League.
Memorials may be made to the pulmonary family room addition at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Knoxville, Iowa.

Minnie Broadfield
August 8, 2003
PEORIA - Minnie Broadfield, 91, Peoria, formerly of Yates City, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 7, 2003) in Peoria.
Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, is in charge of arrangements.

Harry Alden Brockunier
October 8, 2003
MONMOUTH - Harry Alden "Dirty Harry" Brockunier died Sept. 11, 2003, in the Knoxville, Iowa, VA Hospital.
He married Becky McBride on Dec. 26, 1970, in Monmouth.
Surviving are his mother, Mary Mesecher, Galesburg; a daughter, Holly Brockunier; three brothers, Dwayne Mesecher, Galesburg, Terry Brockunier, Quincy, and Charles Brockunier, Monmouth; a sister, Samantha Brockunier of Florida; three granddaughters; and nieces and nephew.
A celebration of life will be from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Monmouth Farm Bureau Building.

Brooks, Glenn E.
November 11, 2003
ROSEVILLE - Glenn E. Brooks, 81, Roseville, died at 11:16 a.m. Monday (Nov. 10, 2003) in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home.
He was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Ipava, the son of James and Estella Chambers Brooks.
He married R. Rose Shanks on April 1, 1946, in Havana.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Ruth Ann Solomon, Bonifay, Fla.; and a grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Dick Brooks, a brother and a sister.
He graduated from Avon High School.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in France.
He was road commissioner of Roseville Township in Warren County for many years and operated a backhoe business.
He was a member of Roseville Christian Church and a 50-year member of Lawson Babbitt American Legion Post 614 and Masonic Lodge 519 in Roseville, and the Moline Consistory and Peoria Mohammed Shrine.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Roseville Cemetery, with the Revs. James Oliver and Tim Randall officiating and military honors by American Legion Post 614. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Corman Memorial Home, with Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to his church.

Brown, Kartina L.
February 4, 2004
GALESBURG - Kartina L. Brown, 31, 74 S. Cedar St., died at 3:13 a.m. Tuesday (Feb. 3, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Nov. 20, 1972, in Chicago, the daughter of Willie Wilson and Minnie Brown.
Surviving are her mother of Galesburg; three sons, Timothy Polen, Antonio Johnson and Solomon Brown, all of Galesburg; two daughters, Antoinette Owens and Sharquita Brown, both of Galesburg; a brother, Jason Brown, Galesburg; a sister, Sonya (and Greg Sr.) Vickers, Galesburg; her grandmother, Minnie Hylton, Galesburg; and Jerry Mabry, Galesburg, with whom she made her home.
She was a homemaker and lived in Galesburg the last nine years.
She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Galesburg.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Second Baptist Church, with the Rev. L.G. Trammell officiating. No visitation is planned. Cremation will be accorded. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Brown, Frances E.
October 6, 2003
OQUAWKA - Memorial service for Frances E. Brown, 85, formerly of Oquawka, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Rozetta Baptist Church, Little York, with the Rev. Larry Dyson officiating.
She died July 27, 2003, in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the Rozetta Baptist Church.

Brown, Catherine L.
October 15, 2003
GALESBURG - Catherine L. Brown, 64, 1351 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, died at 4:20 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 12, 2003) at home.
She was born March 3, 1939, in Terre Haute, Ind., the daughter of William and Mildred A. Hudson Griffey.
She married John R. Jonas in Florida. He died in April 1986.
Surviving are two sons, Michael Jonas, Tiskilwa, and Mark Jonas, LaMoille; two daughters, Nancy Matthews, Bradenton, Fla., and Cynthia Crooks, Shelburn, Ind.; a sister, Nancy Kuehn, Crawfordsville, Ind.; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her twin sister.
She graduated from Gerstmeyer High School, in Terre Haute in 1957.
She was a homemaker and lived in Galesburg the past 10 years.
She was of Baptist faith.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in East Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Lee Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family.

Brownlee, Mary F.
January 21, 2004
BIGGSVILLE - Mary F. Brownlee, 87, rural Biggsville, died at 7 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
She was born Oct. 9, 1916, in Monmouth, the daughter of Fred B. and Emma J. Drake Smith.
She married John W. Brownlee on June 5, 1940, in Nashua, Iowa. He died May 8, 2000.
Surviving are a nephew and two nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth, graduating from Monmouth High School.
She farmed with her husband in the Little York, Raritan, Kirkwood and Biggsville areas, and had worked as a waitress and seamstress.
She was a member of Biggsville United Methodist Church.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, with the Rev. Richard Johnson officiating. Friends may call after noon Friday and Saturday at the funeral home; family will be present one hour before the service. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Monmouth Nursing Home.

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