Lee, W. Albert
September 2, 2003
ROSEVILLE - W. Albert Lee, 79, Roseville, died at 6:43 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 31, 2003) in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born Nov. 10, 1923, in Roseville, the son of William Albert and Mamie Carothers Lee.
He married Dorthea L. Allen on April 2, 1970, in Macomb. She died Oct. 14, 2001.
Surviving are a sister, Angeline (and Francis) Cook, Roseville; two nephews, a niece, two great-nieces and six great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He lived all his life in Roseville and graduated from Roseville High School. He attended Monmouth College and graduated from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy.
He worked as a pharmacist at Axline Pharmacy, Roseville, and at Beau Health Center at Western Illinois University.
He was a member of Roseville United Methodist Church, the Roseville Lions Club, Warren County Historical Society and the Roseville Library Board.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, with the Rev. Dianne Duncan officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church, LaMoine Christian Nursing Home or the Warren County Historical Society.
Lefler, Loren R.
May 7, 2004
CANTON - Loren Ross Lefler, 80, 166 E. Birch St., died at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday (May 4, 2004), at his residence.
He was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Media, the son of Ross and Ellen Williams Lefler.
He married Margaret E. Scott on Oct. 26, 1946, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Dennis (and LuAnn) Lefler, Bell Buckle, Tenn.; two daughters, Ellen Pierce, Canton, and Marsha (and Ed) Simpson, Abingdon; three brothers, Adrian Lefler and Jerry Lefler, both of Monmouth, and Lyle Lefler, Cuba; six sisters, Rilla Stivers, Reva Farmer and Alleyne Mills, all of Monmouth, and Doris Carnes, Martha Wicks and Ona May Young, all of Abingdon; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Terry Lefler, and two brothers.
He worked at International Harvester in Canton, retiring in 1961.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II from 1944 to 1946 in the 244th Engine Combat Battalion in Germany.
He was a member of the Bushnell VFW Post 1422 and Fairview American Legion Post 644 where he was a past commander.
He was of the Methodist faith.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Murphy-Sedgwick Memorial Home, with the Rev. Kenneth Bloyd officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Hospice or American Heart Association.
Ernest E. Leinbach
July 27, 2003
STRONGHURST - Ernest E. "Ernie" Leinbach, 85, Stronghurst, died at 1:45 p.m. Saturday (July 26, 2003) in Oak Lane Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Stronghurst.
He was born Oct. 3, 1917, in Dunlap, the sone of Guy and Ruth Foote Leinbach.
He married Jean Gibb on Sept. 8, 1939, in Burlington, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Lynn (and Linda) Leinbach, Stronghurst; a daughter-in-law, Judy Leinbach, Dallas City; a sister, Joyce Mullins, Stronghurst; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Terry Leinbach.
He was an Army veteran of World War II.
He worked with his father in Leinbach's Plumbing and Heating, Stronghurst, for several years and was postmaster in Stronghurst for many years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of Stronghurst Christian Church and the Stronghurst American Legion.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Stronghurst Christian Church, with the Rev. Maurice Stribling officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Monday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, Stronghurst; family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Stronghurst Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or Oak Lane Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
August 14, 2003
GALESBURG - Katherine "Kay" Leiner, 76, 2345 N. Seminary St., died at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 12, 2003) in Seminary Manor.
She was born April 29, 1927, in Peoria, the daughter of W. Harvey and Blanche DeBra Young.
She married Paul David Leiner on June 25, 1950, in Thawville. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are a son, George Harvey (and Virginia) Leiner, Greensburg, Pa.; four daughters, Jean (and Frank) Leiner Vickers, MacClenny, Fla., Barbara Joan (and George) Waldorf, Galesburg, Margaret Louise (and Christopher) Walker, Peoria, and Elizabeth Jane (and Howard) Johnson, Plainfield; one brother, Harvey Young; one sister, Barbara Young; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson, Paul Vickers; and one brother.
She attended Farnham Grade School, Lombard Jr. High School and graduated from Chillicothe High School. She graduated from Grinnell College in 1948 with a degree in chemistry. She worked with Dr. Oliver Lowery at Washington University, St. Louis, for many years. She then worked at Thadicum Psychiatric Research Laboratory in the Galesburg State Research Hospital, Galesburg. She earned a master's degree in social work from Marycrest College, Davenport, Iowa, and worked at Zeller Mental Health Hospital, Peoria, from 1984 until her retirement in 1990.
She was a founding member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church, Knoxville, and served in the choir, taught Sunday school and was a moderator. She also was an active member in the Central Congregational Church.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Central Congregational Church. There will be no visitation. Her body is being donated fro scientific study. Watson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Central Congregational Church.
Douglas M. Leland
October 11, 2003
CLAY CITY, Ind. - Douglas M. Leland, 59, Clay City, Ind., formerly of Galesburg, died at 5:45 a.m. Oct. 5, 2003, in his home.
He was born March 7, 1944, in Saginaw, Mich., the son of Merle and Beatrice Wagner Leland.
He married Juanita Morgan on Oct. 12, 1996.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Brian Keith Leland, Bloomington; three daughters, Laurie Lynn (and Eric) Coryell, Mackinaw, Kimberly Dawn (and Rob) Robinson, Speer, and Lyndea Rae (and Justin) McLaren, Galesburg; one stepson, Daniel J. Morgan, Clay City; nine grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and one sister.
He was self employed in the heating and cooling business.
He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Galesburg, past 7th district commander, past commander of American Legion Post 479, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1405 and Disabled American Veterans.
Services were held Thursday in Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City. Burial was at Danville National Cemetery, where military honors were conducted by the American Legion Danville Post 210.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, Ohio 44720.
Lenz, Charles H.
July 31, 2003
PELION, S.C. - Charles H. Lenz, 81, Pelion, died July 23, 2003.
He was born Jan. 25, 1922, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Maria C. Oge and Charles F. Lenz.
He had been married to Frances Brokaw, Lucille Herrell, Ada Neer and Mary deValinger.
Surviving are a daughter, Ellen (and Albert) Plumb, Moline; two sons, Charles R. (and Helen) Lenz, Colona, and Richard M. (and Mary) Lenz, Mobile, Ala.; five stepsons, Gerald Neer and Donald Neer, both of East Moline, Robert (and Helen) Neer, Aledo, Allen (and Betty Ann) deValinger, Lexington, S.C., and Ronald deValinger, Albany, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Lois (and Robert) Finley, Geneseo; two sisters, Mary Stewart, O'Fallon, and Margaret (and Clifford) Shafer, Monmouth; two brothers, David Lenz, Kirkwood, and Jack (and Virginia) Lenz, Bethalto; 24 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents and a stepdaughter, Ruby Shannon.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served from November 1943 to July 1945 and was awarded three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star with an Oak Leaf Cluster.
He owned and operated a home improvement business for many years in Illinois and in South Carolina.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church, Pelion, Elmore Masonic Lodge No. 288 and Order of Eastern Star Pelion Chapter 225.
Services were Saturday at New Hope Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to New Hope Baptist Church, 249 New Hope Church Road, Pelion, SC 29123.
Levinson, Ruth L.
December 15, 2003
GALESBURG - Ruth L. Levinson, 79, 1108 Dayton Drive, died at 10:50 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 13, 2003) in Seminary Manor.
She was born April 18, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Julius and Matilda Forslund Antonson.
She married Curtis G. Levinson on Nov. 21, 1953, in Northbrook.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Gary Levinson, Lynnfield, Mass., and Glenn Levinson, Lyndhurst, N.J.; a daughter, Gail (and Keith) Stumpf, Hubertus, Wis.; a sister, Esther Hansen, Chicago; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
She was a homemaker and worked for the Galesburg Election Commission for several years.
She was a member, deaconess, choir member and Sunday school teacher at Covenant Church.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, where visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to her church.
January 10, 2004
KNOXVILLE - Margaret R. Lewis, 83, 500 E. Ann St., died at 8:25 a.m. Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) at her home of natural causes.
She was born July 3, 1920, in Jefferson County, the daughter of Claude and Martha McBride Crocker.
She married Leonard K. Lewis on March 25, 1939, in Paducah, Ky. He died Oct. 3, 1968.
Surviving are two daughters, Karen (and Jerald) Benjamin, Knoxville, and Margaret L. Lewis, Galesburg; one son, Joseph D. Sands, Knoxville; two brothers, Lester (and Mryna) Crocker and Frank (and Doris) Crocker, all of Galesburg; three sisters, Lucille Laird, Waltonville, Rosemary Boyd, Colorado, and Kathleen (and Jesse) Ferge, Lakewood, Colo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and three sisters.
She attended Black Jack School in Jefferson County. She was a homemaker.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, with the Rev. Jerry Hill officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Community Hospices of America or to St. Mary's Square Living Center and Activity Unit.
Forrest E. Lewis
December 9, 2003
TOULON - Forrest E. Lewis, 81, rural Toulon, died at 7:09 a.m. Monday (Dec. 8, 2003) in Toulon Health Care Center.
He was born Feb. 23, 1922, the son of Samuel and Nettie Burcham Lewis.
He married Alice Foglesong on Sept. 14, 1952, in Toulon.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Sharon (and Bill) Hull, Galesburg; a son, Ronald (and Rosanna) Lewis, Waterloo, Iowa; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.
He worked at Kraft Foods in Toulon and managed Toulon School District buses.
He was a past member of the Toulon Fire Department and a member of First Baptist Church of Toulon.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home, with the Rev. Al Harmon officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church or any charity.
Lewis, Nancy A.
August 6, 2004
ALEXIS - Nancy Ann Lewis, 53, Alexis, died at 1:10 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 4, 2004) near Creston, Iowa, as a result of an automobile accident.
She was born May 20, 1951, in Aledo, the daughter of Charles and Agnete Christensen Sims.
She married Herbert Lewis on July 24, 1976, in North Henderson.
Surviving are her husband; one daughter, Trista Lewis; and two sons, Greg Lewis and Eric Lewis, both of Alexis; her father, Charles Sims, Quincy; one sister, Christine (and Rich) Myers, Colchester; one brother, Raymond (and Kathy) Sims, Alexis; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother and one sister.
She was reared and educated in Alexis, graduating from Alexis High School in 1969. She graduated from Western Illinois University in 1973 with a degree in elementary education, and received her master's degree in reading from WIU in 1996.
She was a first-grade teacher at Nielson Elementary School in Galesburg for 20 years; and was a Mary Kay Representative.
She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in North Henderson where she served on the board and as the youth counselor.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson, with the Rev. Kurt Carlsen officiating. Friends may call after noon Sunday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis; family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson.
A memorial fund has been established for the education of her children or the Zion Lutheran Church.
Liggett, Rozella E.
February 20, 2004
MONMOUTH - Rozella Ellen Liggett, 59, Monmouth, died at 2:30 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 19, 2004) at home.
She was born Jan. 31, 1945, in Monmouth, the daughter of Fred and Isabelle Rose Vandraska Clawson.
He married Danny Liggett on Feb. 27, 1966, in Alexis. He died Aug. 31, 1984.
Surviving are a daughter, Cristin Teel, Monmouth; three sons, Dennis (and Lynette) Liggett, Terry Liggett and Dustin Liggett, all of Monmouth; a special friend, Leonard Adwell, Monmouth; four sisters, Peggy Figle and Sharon Lathrop, both of Monmouth, Cheryl Pointer, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Judy Crinklaw, Omaha, Neb.; six brothers, Joe (and Lois) Lathrop, Dekalb, Darrell (and Barb) Lathrop, Oquawka, Larry Lathrop, Chicago, Danny (and Kay) Lathrop and Leroy "Butch" Lathrop, both of Monmouth, and Terry "Doc" (and Linda) Lathrop, Beardstown; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth.
She worked at Wilson Foods, Monmouth Pottery, KFC and at the deli at County Market. She also cleaned houses in Monmouth.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Ken Muck officiating. Friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home; family will be present from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established and will be designated later.
Lindberg, Edythe L.
August 9, 2004
GALVA - Graveside service for Edythe L. Lindberg, 90, Hermosa Beach, Calif., formerly of Galva, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Galva Cemetery, with the Rev. Tim Anderson officiating.
She died Sept. 13, 2003, in Hermosa Beach. Rux Funeral Home, Galva, is in charge of arrangements.
Line, Russell D.
December 8, 2003
WATAGA - Russell D. Line, 80, 320 W. Prairie St., died at 11 a.m. Sunday (Dec. 7, 2003), in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
He was born Jan. 23, 1924, in Alexis, the son of Robert Sherman and Mary Melissa Robinson Line.
He married Maxine May "Mick" Morgan on May 11, 1946, in Palmyra, Mo. She died Oct. 10, 2002.
Surviving are three sons, Kevin Line and Jeff Line, both of Wataga, and Calvin Line, Galesburg; a daughter, Nancy (and Charles) Rush, Stockton, Mo.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Rusty Line, six brothers and a sister.
An Army veteran of World War II, he was awarded the Purple Heart.
He worked as a painter at the former Galesburg Mental Health Center, retiring in 1988.
He was a member of the former Wataga Masonic Lodge and a member of American Legion Post 726 in Victoria and VFW Post 2257 in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Terry Hallock officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will be in Wataga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Fireman's Park in Wataga.
Blaine W. Lingafelter
October 9, 2003
ALEDO - Blaine W. Lingafelter, 98, Aledo, died Wednesday (Oct. 8, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Fippinger Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
January 16, 2004
OQUAWKA - Rodney Link, 50, Oquawka, died at 3 a.m. today (Jan. 16, 2004), at home.
Turnbull Funeral Home, Oquawka, is in charge of arrangements.