Howerton, Robert L.
June 23, 2003
UNIONTOWN, Pa. - Robert Lee Howerton, 55, Uniontown, formerly of Abingdon and Galesburg, died at 11:45 a.m. Saturday (June 21, 2003) in Washington, Pa.
He was born Nov. 27, 1947, in Galesburg, the son of James H. and Gladys F. Jones Howerton.
Surviving are two brothers, Ruel (and Joan) Howerton Sr. and Fred (and Donna) Howerton, both of Galesburg; a special friend, Carolyn Ciegel, Uniontown, Pa.; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He graduated from Abingdon High School.
He was an Air Force veteran.
He lived the past five years in Uniontown, where he was an independent insurance investigator. He had traveled the United States as a Pentecostal evangelist.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with Eleanor Landon officiating. Friends may call from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Doris J. Hubbard
October 24, 2003
GILSON - Doris J. Hubbard, 70, 1117 Haw Creek Road, died at 5:05 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 23, 2003) at her home.
She was born Oct. 29, 1932, in Moline, the daughter of Dewey and Grace Sheley Wendell.
She married Darrell Hubbard on Aug. 12, 1954, in Moline.
Surviving are her husband; one son, Neal Hubbard, Knoxville; four daughters, Linda Mitchell, Maquon, Joann (and Larry) Lynch and Shellie (and Danny) Boone, both of Knoxville, and Darla (and Charles Sr.) Hubbard-Yocum, Morton; three sisters, Gertrude Seargeant, Davenport, Iowa, Vera (and Bob) De Jaegher, Silvis, and Marian (and Roland) Griffin, Carbon Cliff; one brother, Robert (and Vada) Wendell, Moline; 16 grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and seven stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and one brother.
She was reared and educated in Moline.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Orange Chapel United Methodist Church in rural Gilson, and a member of the former Delong Congregational Church, serving as Sunday school superintendent at both churches.
She was a member and served as treasurer of the United Methodist Women at the Orange Chapel United Methodist Church.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Gilson Cemetery, with the Rev. Dan Doty officiating. There will be no visitation. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to OSF Hospice.
Huff, Arlett E.
April 28, 2004
GALESBURG - Arlett E. Huff, 78, 2187 Sodhi Ave., died at 8:10 p.m. Monday (April 26, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born May 3, 1925, in Galesburg, the son of Jesse Seaton and Lucille Abbadusky Huff.
He married M. Luella Wiles on Jan. 26, 1947, in Oneida.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, LeRoy (and Sue) Huff, Petersburg, and John (and Jean) Huff, Galesburg; a daughter, Julie (and Russ) Carlson, Kirkwood; six grandchildren and a great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a brother and a grandchild.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served for 18 months in the Philippines and Japan.
He farmed near Galesburg for six years, then was a conductor at the CB&Q/Burlington Northern Railway for 33 years, retiring Oct. 1, 1985.
From 1990 to 1995, he and his wife were campground hosts in New Salem; they spent winters in Harlingen, Texas, for many years; and lived in Kirkwood from 1995 to 2003.
He attended Countryside Bible Church in Monmouth and was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285 in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Muck officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, with military rites by American Legion Post 285.
Memorials may be made to his church.
M. Louise Hulick
October 9, 2003
ABINGDON - M. Louise Hulick, 87, 300 N. Jefferson St., died at 8:15 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 7, 2003) at home.
She was born May 2, 1916, in Roseville, the daughter of Ray and Mabel E. Enfield Swanson.
She married Loren D. Hulick on March 27, 1937, in Henderson. He died June 19, 1971.
Surviving are two daughters, Barbara Traversino, Sanford, N.C., and Jeanine (and Jim) Ortery, Abingdon; a brother, Ray J. Swanson, Plant City, Fla.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
She lived in the St. Augustine area before moving to Abingdon in 1970.
She worked at the former Blue Bell Mfg., Fey's Processing, Kronstead Grocery and Russ's Grocery in Abingdon.
She was of Baptist faith.
She was a former member of the Grandmothers Club and TOPS.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with Eleanor Landon officiating. Friends may call one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Avon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Hull, Lyle E.
October 17, 2003
OQUAWKA - Lyle E. Hull, 84, Oquawka, died at 2:50 a.m. Thursday (Oct. 16, 2003) at home.
He was born Dec. 8, 1918, in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Leonard and Anna Helen Scott Hull.
He married Edith Marie Cook on Oct. 15, 1938, in Princeton, Mo. She died Sept. 2, 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Hazel (and "Bub") Bundy and Donna (and Larry) Bundy, both of Oquawka; three sons, Larry (and Agnes) Hull, Wapello, Iowa, LeRoy (and Sue) Hull, Gladstone, and Wayne (and Janet) Hull, Smithshire; his companion, Ina Brown, Oquawka; three sisters, Arlene (and Raymond) Krueger, Huron, S.D., Millie (and Vessie) Cooper, Wessington Springs, S.D., and Inez Lehr, Watertown, S.D.; 12 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a sister.
He was reared and educated in the Chariton area.
He worked as a mechanic, was a truck diver for many years and was a general contractor, building many new homes in the area.
He moved to Oquawka in 1970 and was a member of the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Robert Adams officiating. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home; family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial will be in Oquawka Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Oquawka Volunteer Fire Department or Oquawka Ambulance Service.
Hulse, Harold C.
May 7, 2004
GALESBURG - Harold C. Hulse, 87, formerly of 1915 Robertson Ave., died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday (May 6, 2004), in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born July 16, 1916, in Chariton, Iowa, the son of Henry and Mabel Wheeler Hulse.
He married Ethel M. Smith on Feb. 3, 1934, in Marshalltown, Iowa. She died June 3, 1992.
Surviving are a son, Harold V. (and Denise) Hulse, Galesburg; three daughters, Rio R. Schisler, Jensen Beach, Fla., and Garnet L. (and Jim) Jelneck and Rosie (and Andy) Ryan, both of Galesburg; 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
He graduated from Grinnell High School, Grinnell, Iowa.
He owned and operated T & R TV Shop for 25 years, and also worked as a buffer at the former Victor Casket Company for 20 years. He was the maintenance supervisor at Carl Sandburg College for 10 years. He retired in 1986.
He was a founding member of Allen Park Baptist Church in Galesburg and also was a past lay minister at the Galesburg Rescue Mission and the Faith Church of the Nazarene.
He was a charter member and past president of the Go-Kart Association and a member and past president of the Micro Midget Association.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Nolan Purtell officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the chapel. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or to the Allen Park Baptist Church.
Hunt, Matthew W.
February 25, 2004
GALESBURG - Matthew Wayne Hunt, 29, 46 N. Pearl St., died at 7:45 p.m. Friday (Feb. 20, 2004).
He was born Feb. 6, 1975, in Monmouth, the son of Debra Talley.
He married Maria Vasquez. He married Kristin McClurg on June 1, 2002.
Surviving are his wife; an unborn son, Jacob Daniel Hunt; a son, Jalen Hunt, Bloomington; a daughter, Taylor Ann Hunt, Galesburg; his mother, Debra Talley Dejaynes, Monmouth; a grandmother, Carol Gregory Talley, Monmouth; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, John and Karen Rice, Galesburg; two brothers, Chris Hunt, Lincoln, Neb., and Brian Dejaynes, Bloomington; a stepsister, Annie Fancher, Monmouth; three aunts; two uncles; and nieces, nephews, great-aunts and great-uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandfather.
He was reared in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School.
He spent eight years of his early life in Normal.
He worked in furniture sales.
Funeral was Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. James Epperson officiating. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to an education fund for his children.
Hunt, Gerald E.
August 18, 2003
MOLINE - Gerald E. Hunt, 82, Moline, died Friday (Aug. 15, 2003) in Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island.
He was born Aug. 23, 1920, in Ravenwood, Mo., the son of Arthur L. and Alma I. Coffelt Hunt.
He married Alta M. Larson on Nov. 16, 1974, in Moline. She died Dec. 6, 2000.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol Lynn Groves, Eldridge, Iowa, and Suellen J. (and Ron) Shike, rural Aledo; two sons, Terry (and Merlee) Hunt, Milan, and Rick (and Judy) Hunt, Kasson, Minn.; and six grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister.
He worked as a machine repairman at John Deere Harvester, retiring in 1978.
He was active in the Boy Scouts, the Family Motor Coach Association and AVCO Adventurers. He received the Kentucky Colonel's Award.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in Esterdahl Mortuary. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Freedom Lutheran Cemetery, Ottawa.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.