Lafary, Herbert R.
February 24, 2004
TABLE GROVE - Herbert R. Lafary, 90, Table Grove, died at 4:05 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 22, 2004), in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Table Grove, the son of Harry Clay and Rosa Hamm Lafary.
He married Mary H. Palm on Dec. 20, 1937, in Monticello, Mo. She died Oct. 28, 2001.
Surviving are three daughters, Shelba (and Jerry) Bartlett and Janet (and Joe) Augugliaro, both of Table Grove, and Jane (and Ed) Vyhnanek, Colchester; one sister, Vera Drummond, Good Hope; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ralph, one granddaughter and three brothers.
He farmed in the Table Grove area most of his life.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Terry Broady officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Wednesday at the funeral home, where friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Macomb.
Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital Hospice Program.
Lagerstrom, Rita W.
November 9, 2003
CHEROKEE VILLAGE, Ariz. - Rita Warmker Lagerstrom, 73, Cherokee Village, died at 1 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 4, 2003) in Eastern Ozark Medical Center, Cherokee Village.
She was born Sept. 23, 1930, in Quincy, the daughter of Edwin and Isabelle Gerding Warmker.
She married Paul Lagerstrom on Aug. 30, 1971, in Quincy.
Surviving are her husband of Cherokee Village; a sister, Patricia (and Edward) Huston, Quincy; a stepdaughter, Luan (and Terry) Swiegert, Monmouth; and stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, a brother and a stepson, Bill Lagerstrom.
She graduated from Quincy High School.
She worked for many years at Illinois State Bank in Quincy.
She was a member of St. Michael's Church in Cherokee Village.
Funeral was Saturday at Peace Lutheran Church, Cherokee Village. A memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Church, Quincy.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Church or Blessing Hospital Cancer Center, Quincy.
Lane, Melvin O.
November 16, 2003
GALESBURG - Melvin O. "Friday" Lane, 70, 1435 Rona Drive, died at 3:05 p.m. Friday (Nov. 14, 2003) in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
He was born Jan. 23, 1933, in Berwick, the son of Rolland and Ethel Rhinehart Lane. He was raised by his grandparents, Melvin and Ollie Rhinehart.
He married Donna Johnson on May 4, 1955, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Michael McGill, Dennis Lane and Kevin Lane, all of Galesburg; one daughter, Debbie Pierce, Galesburg; one half-sister, Judith Long, Bloomington; two half-brothers, Fred Anderson, Avon, and Terry Anderson, Wilmington; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, aunts and uncles.
He lived in the Abingdon and Galesburg areas most of his life.
He worked for the city of Abingdon and later was a truck driver for VSM Trucking in Abingdon, R&R Trucking in Galesburg and at Grain Store Elevator in Henderson.
He was a charter member of the former Abingdon Boat Club and the First Prestigious Hot Rod Club in Abingdon and a member of the former Abingdon Motorcycle Club.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with the Rev. Milton Marquith officiating. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the chapel.
Patricia I. Lanham
November 7, 2003
OTTAWA - Patricia "Patty" I. Lanham, 40, 1333 Huron St., Ottawa, formerly of Galesburg, died at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 5, 2003), at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born April 10, 1963, in Galesburg, the daughter of Russell and Mary Jean Baird Sexton.
She married James Lanham in 1998, in LaSalle. He preceded her in death in 1999.
Surviving are two brothers, Clifford and Benard Sexton, both of Galesburg; two half brothers, Russell Sexton, Galesburg, and Mickey Dixon of Iowa; one sister, Brenda Lehnhausen, Bardolph; a special friend with whom she shared her home, Thomas Greene; five nieces; one nephew; one great-niece and one great-nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one half brother.
She was an aide at the Horizon House in LaSalle for 14 years.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg, with David Scholl officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the family.
December 26, 2003
BERWICK - Peggy Lankford, 55, Berwick, died at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday (Dec. 24, 2003) in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth E. Larson
October 3, 2003
RIO - Ruth E. Larson 95, Rio, died Thursday (Oct. 2, 2003) at Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville.
She was born July 12, 1908, in El Paso, the daughter of Henry and Sadie Toole Alexander.
She married Albin Gullstrand on March 15, 1926, in Galesburg. She later married Frank Larson on June 5, 1948, in Woodhull. He died in 1968.
Surviving are two sons, Edward Lee (and Sandra) Gullstrand, Rio, and Kenneth R. (and Donna) Larson, Alpha; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren. She was preceded in death her parents, one son, Ronald Albin Gullstrand, four brothers and three sisters.
She was educated in the El Paso schools.
She was a homemaker and worked at Ed's Family Restaurant for 26 years.
She was a member of Rio Presbyterian Church.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Rio Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. David Dennis officiating. Burial will be in the Woodhull Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of service at the church. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Rio Presbyterian Church.
Larson, Berton E.
August 6, 2004
NEW WINDSOR - Berton E. Larson, 90, New Windsor, died Thursday (Aug. 5, 2004) in Aledo Health and Rehab Center.
He was born Feb. 4, 1914, in Excelsior, Minn., the son of Louis and Elsa Bursch Larson.
He married Lily Kotala in 1940; and later married G. Maxine Johnson Anderson on Aug. 22, 1969, in Moline.
Surviving are his wife, Maxine; one daughter, Caroline Camacho, Baraga, Mich.; one son, Gerald (and Vickie) Larson, Aledo; one stepdaughter, Jill Larson, Woodhull; two stepsons, Gary (and Joanne) Anderson and Larry (and Sandy) Anderson, both of New Windsor; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Ronald.
He graduated from Woodville High School.
He was a cheese maker in Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan before moving to Moline where he worked for Quality Milk and Bakers Dairy, both in Moline, and was a truck driver for Peterson's Orchard Center in Moline.
There will be no visitation or services. Private burial will be at a later date. Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
August 6, 2003
GALESBURG - Grace Larson, 70, 237 Park Lane Drive, died at 3 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 5, 2003) at home.
She was born July 9, 1933, in LaHarpe, the daughter of Ernest A. and Jane Stout Peyron.
She married John G. Larson on June 6, 1959, in Urbana.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Brad R. (and Elizabeth) Larson, Knoxville, and Kirk T. Larson, Sacramento, Calif.; a brother, Ernie (and Karen) Peyron, Burlington, Wis.; two sisters, Joyce (and James) Bashleben, Arlington Heights, and Billie (and Glenn) LeFevre, Bradenton, Fla.; five grandchildren; seven nephews; a niece; six great-nephews and six great-nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She attended Galesburg schools and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1951.
She volunteered for 17 years and was past president of the Volunteer Service Committee of William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.
She was of Lutheran faith.
Private services will be Saturday in Knoxville Cemetery, with the Rev. Vernon Stout officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
Lashly, Elizabeth D.
August 18, 2003
MONMOUTH - Elizabeth D. "Liz" Lashly, 101, Monmouth died at 4:57 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 17, 2003) in Community Medical Center.
She was born July 31, 1902, in Monmouth, the daughter of Jacob and Susan (Dourn) Dierstein.
She married Ralph C. Lashly on July 10, 1926, in St. Louis, Mo.
Surviving are a niece, Toni (and David) Mead, Sturgion Bay, Wis., and a great niece, Susan Mead of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth College in 1924.
She taught school in Webster Grove, Mo., Normandy High School in St. Louis County, Mo., and in Monmouth. She returned to Monmouth in 1949, and she and her brother Anthony operated Shaffer and Dierstein Co. until in 1967.
She was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church, where she was a deacon and served on the board of trustees. She was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Alumnae Association and the O.G.M. Bridge Club.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Monmouth Cemetery, with the Rev. William Myers officiating. No visitation is planned. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Laughlin, Louis R.
August 6, 2004
KEITHSBURG - Louis R. Laughlin, 78, Keithsburg, died Monday (Aug. 2, 2004) at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born May 12, 1926, in Alexis, the son of James and Elizabeth Baldwin Laughlin.
He married Norma Willets on March 29, 1948, in Keithsburg.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Jim (and Robin) Laughlin, Keithsburg; one sister, Delores Lange, Chicago; his mother-in-law, Vantana Willets, New Boston; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He farmed in the New Boston and Alexis areas. He then worked at John Deere Plow Planter, retiring in 1987. Following retirement, he worked part time at Cannon Bronz in Keithsburg.
He was a member of the Keithsburg Volunteer Fire Department and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Keithsburg.
Services were held Thursday at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo, was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Catholic Church or the Keithsburg Volunteer Fire Department.
Lawson, Ronald D.
December 31, 2003
MONMOUTH - Ronald D. "Chub" Lawson, 76, 811 North 3rd St., died at 3:55 p.m. Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) at home.
He was born June 7, 1927, in Oneida, the son of Elmer E. and Alice C. Nelson Lawson.
He married Alice Jane Higgins on Oct. 16, 1949, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Thomas D. (and Mary) Lawson, Macomb, David R. Lawson, Palm Springs, Calif., and Aaron J. Lawson, Indianapolis, Ind.; a daughter, Carolyn A. (and Roger) Albert, Monmouth; two sisters, Doris (and Floyd) Wehr, Fargo, N.D., and Helen (and Wilbur) Peterson, West Chesapeake, Va.; four grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister.
He was reared and educated in Oneida and graduated from Oneida High School.
An Army veteran, he served from 1945 to 1947.
He was owner and operator of Higgins Dairy from 1949 to 1968 and Lawson Egg Factory from 1968 to 1973. He worked at Keister's Inc. from 1974 until retiring in 198.
He was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church and was a mission volunteer for nine years, and was a member of the Fulton County Rockhounders.
Cremation was accorded. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Faith United Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. William C. Myers officiating. No visitation is planned. Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made his church, Community Hospices of America or the Monmouth Fire Department.
Layman, Hilma R.
December 29, 2003
YATES CITY - Hilma R. Layman, 73, Yates City, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 28, 2003), in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
She was born May 3, 1930, in Leitchfield, Ky., the daughter of Virgil and Myrtle Stover Duggins.
She married Herman Layman on Dec. 8, 1929, in Dunlap. He died Dec. 25, 1977.
Surviving are one son, Howard W. (and Shirley) Layman, Elmwood; one daughter, Regina (and Robert) Zahl, Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
She had lived in Yates City since 1971.
She was a member of the Elmwood United Methodist Church and Elmwood Eastern Star.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, with the Rev. Sharon Treptow officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Yates City Cemetery.
Leach, Aldene E.
October 16, 2003
PEORIA - Aldene Elizabeth Leach, 90, a resident of Independence Village, formerly of Bartonville, died at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 14, 2003) in Manor Care at Riverview, East Peoria.
She was born May 18, 1913, in Gridley, the daughter of Harley and Mabel Raber Hoobler.
She married Frank C. Leach on July 7, 1940, in Hannibal, Mo. He died Feb. 18, 1988.
Surviving are a daughter, Connie (and Bill) Larson, Ottawa; a son, Terry (and Carleen) Leach, Mapleton; a brother, Keith (and Lois) Hoobler, Miami Springs, Fla.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother.
She graduated from Illinois State University in 1933 with degree in elementary education.
She taught for 27 years, beginning in a one-room school house in Gridley. She taught fourth grade at Woodrow Wilson in Peoria for 20 years, retiring in 1974.
She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association; and a former member of Kitchen Kookies in Florida and Femmes Unir Women's Club and United Methodist Church in Bartonville.
Funeral will be at noon Friday int Davison-Fulton Bartonville Chapel, with the Rev. Craig Hislope officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the Limestone Athletic Booster Club or the American Heart Association.
April 11, 2004
GALESBURG - Lawana Leahy, 76, 914 E. Losey St., died at 7:38 a.m. Saturday (April 10, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Watson Funeral Home.
Leary, Catherine M.
January 23, 2004
MONMOUTH - Catherine Marlene Leary, 64, Dahlonega, Ga., formerly of Monmouth, died Sunday (Jan. 18, 2004), in Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Dahlonega.
She was born July 2, 1939, in Mercer County, the daughter of William Webster and Clara Derman Kinkaid.
She married Ed Butler in 1960. He died in 1961. She married Joe Leary in 1973.
Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Cheri Li (and Chris) Hartley, Lawrenceville, Ga., and Kristin Elaine Leary, Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, Don (and Betty) Kinkaid, Gainesville, Ga.; a granddaughter; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was reared and educated in Mercer and Warren counties and graduated from Monmouth High School.
She worked at National Bank of Monmouth, in the Warren School cafeteria and at Meling's Restaurant. She moved to Georgia in 1986 and worked at Angie's Kids Kountry and the Video Shop and was a dental assistant.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Enderlin officiating. Friends may call Tuesday at the funeral home; family will be present one hour before the service. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Noah's Ark domestic violence shelter.