Mitchell, Grace A.
November 11, 2003
GALESBURG - Grace A. Mitchell, 78, 1428 Brown Ave., died at 1:17 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 9, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Dec. 12, 1924, in Victory, Wis., the daughter of William L. and Nina I. Newton Johnston.
She married Frederick A. Mitchell on Oct. 11, 1941, in Palmyra, Mo. He died May 24, 1972.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald W. (and Alma M.) Mitchell, Sumter, S.C., and William D. Mitchell, Galesburg; a daughter, Linda (and Paul) Bartosch, Davenport, Iowa; a sister, Vera Vaughn, Springfield; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and a sister.
She graduated from Galesburg High School.
She was a homemaker and volunteered at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was a former member and past president of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen Ladies Auxiliary.
Graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Marilyn Anell officiating. No visitation is planned. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society.
Mitchell, Donald R.
February 11, 2004
GALESBURG - Donald R. Mitchell, 52, Galesburg, died at 4:37 p.m. Monday (Feb. 9, 2004) at home of natural causes.
He was born Nov. 14, 1951, in Peoria, the son of Everette and Anne Weber Mitchell.
Surviving are his mother of Fairview; two sons, Michael Mitchell and Marcus Mitchell, both of Davenport, Iowa; a daughter, Michelle (and Gary) Bitner, Rock Island; a sister, Mary Anne (and Dennis) Romans, Pinckneyville; two grandchildren; and a special friend, Kristy Owens, Galesburg. He was preceded in death by a grandson.
A Navy veteran, he was stationed in Hawaii.
He worked at Gates Rubber Company for 32 years, retiring in 2000.
He was a member of Fairview Reformed Church, Fairview Masonic Lodge 150, Fairview American Legion Post 644 and Bunker Links Golf Course.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, Fairview, with the Rev. Jim Barnett officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with Masonic rites at 7:45 p.m. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Masonic Lodge.
Mitchell, Thelma I.
February 23, 2004
GALESBURG - Thelma I. Mitchell, 90, 687 Olive St., died at 6 a.m. Friday (Feb. 20, 2004) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 30, 1914, in Gilson, the daughter of Ernest and Lydia Burnaugh Reynolds.
She married Lawrence Mitchell on June 20, 1931, in Scott County, Iowa.
Surviving are a son, Richard G. Mitchell, Galesburg; two sisters, Fern Olson, Denver, Colo., and Ruby Martin, Galesburg; and two grandsons. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Larry Mitchell, and six sisters.
She worked at Gale Products for 33 years, retiring in 1975.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Machinists Retirees Club, which she founded.
Graveside service was today in Gilson Cemetery, with the Rev. Marilyn Anell officiating. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Moffitt, Russell W.
December 22, 2003
GILSON - Russell W. Moffitt, 91, 1067 Knox Highway 17, died at 2:32 a.m. today (Dec. 22, 2003) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, is in charge of arrangements.
Montgomery, Helen L.
April 10, 2004
WESTMONT - Helen L. Montgomery, 83, Westmont, died Monday (April 5, 2004).
She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Toulon, the daughter of William and Clara Sorenson Goodwin.
Surviving are her children, Kathy (and Danny) Hahn, Galesburg, and Philip (and Jan) Montgomery, Hereford, Ariz.; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She graduated from Toulon High School and Brown's Business College.
She was an Army WAC veteran of World War II, serving in the Philippines, New Guinea and Luzon.
She worked as a legal secretary at Rumsfeld Law Firm in Toulon and as an inspector at Admiral in Galesburg. For the past 27 years, she lived in the Chicago area and worked as a real estate investor.
She was of Protestant faith.
Funeral was Wednesday in Modell Funeral Home, Darien. Burial was in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Moon, Doris H.
April 27, 2004
CORTLAND, N.Y. - Doris H. Moon, 84, Cortland, died Sunday (April 25, 2004) at home.
Surviving are her husband, Samuel Moon, Cortland; a daughter, Victoria Delaney, Cortland; and a son, Peter S. Moon, Aurora, Colo.
No services are planned. Burial will be private. Bertini-Riccardi Funeral Home, Cortland, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Caring Community Hospice, Cortland.
Moore, Esther M.
December 29, 2003
GALESBURG - Esther M. Moore, 74, 1425 E. Losey St., died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 27, 2003), in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Woodford County, the daughter of David and Rosalie Kerker Winkler.
She married Ralph D. Moore on June 9, 1961, in Galesburg. He died Aug. 22, 1983.
Surviving are a son, Dr. Kurt (and Patty) Williams, St. Charles; two daughters, Valerie Williams Larkin and Lisa (and Bill) Petentler, both of Galesburg; four brothers, Clyde Winkler, Armington, David Winkler Jr. and Ralph (and Lois) Winkler, both of Alexis, and Sol Winkler in Calif.; one sister, Irene (and Stanley) Horton, Galesburg; and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and one sister.
She graduated from Alexis High School in 1947 and then moved to Galesburg where she lived the rest of her life.
She was a bookkeeper, working for P & M Electrolux, Burlington Truck Lines, KCCDD and Walgreen's, all in Galesburg, and Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville. She retired in 1997. She also was an Avon representative from 1965 to 1990.
She was a member of First Christian Church in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Fitch officiating. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to an education fund for her granddaughters, Bryanna and Bethany Petentler.
Moore, Charles W.
September 3, 2003
LAKE CITY, Ga. - The Rev. Charles Wilcoxen Moore, 81, Lake City, died July 24, 2003.
He was born Dec. 8, 1921, in Galesburg.
He was preceded in death by his children, Robert Wayne Moore and Susan Jane Moore, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth.
As a graduate of Bob Jones University, he became a minister, serving in jails, rescue missions and radio ministries.
He was a member of Bible Baptist Church of Hampton.
Southside Chapel Funeral Home, Morrow, was in charge of arrangements. Burial was in College Park Cemetery.
Moore, Marcella P.
May 8, 2004
MONMOUTH - Marcella P. Moore, 90, Monmouth, died at 1:15 a.m. Thursday (May 6, 2004) in Community Medical Center.
She was born June 13, 1913, in Kirkwood, the daughter of William Albert and Katie L.Ward Oaks.
She married Glenn M. Moore on July 14, 1934, in Monmouth. He died Jan. 13, 1967.
Surviving are two sons, Roger A. (and Cindy) Moore and Christopher W. (and Becky) Moore, both of Monmouth; two daughters, Suzanne (and James) Vaughn and Glenda L. (and Richard) Ryner, both of Monmouth; a sister, Margaret Jeanne Oaks Gondek, Minneapolis, Mo.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, James R. Moore, a brother, two sisters and three grandchildren.
She was reared and educated in Kirkwood.
She was a homemaker.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. May 15 in Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood, with the Rev. Kenneth Muck officiating. No visitation is planned. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or the American Heart Association.
January 11, 2004
BUSHNELL - Donovan H. Morgan, 78, Bushnell, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) in Memorial Medical Center, Springfield.
He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Abingdon, the son of Charles and Pearl Bennett Morgan.
He married M. Elinor Wingate on Dec. 24, 1949, in Avon.
Surviving are his wife, of Bushnell; one son, Jeffrey (and Melissa) Morgan, Marietta; two daughters, Mary Ann (and Paul) Tolly, Midland, and Susan (and Joel) Horn, Morrison; one sister, Donna Maree Puglia, Aurora; and seven grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.
He owned and operated Tastee Freeze in Bushnell for 12 years and he also farmed in the Bushnell area for 12 years.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Tolly officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home where friends may call after 3 p.m. Cremation rites will be accorded and burial of the ashes will be at a later date in Bushnell Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad.
Morgan, Clarence D.
November 6, 2003
AUSTIN, Texas - Clarence Dennis "Clancy" Morgan, 54, Austin, formerly of Farmington, died at 4:45 p.m. Oct. 23, 2003, at home.
He was born Jan. 27, 1949, in Peoria, the son of Gilbert G. and Margaret Spence Morgan.
He married Sharon Smick. He married Karen Johnson.
Surviving are a son, Eric (and Karyn) Morgan, Galesburg; two stepdaughters, Laura Johnson Travis, Smithville, Texas, and Emily Johnson, Austin, Texas; two brothers, James M. Morgan, Farmington, and Steven Michael "Mike" Morgan, Peoria; five sisters, Joan Carter, Peoria, Carolyn Dean, Knoxville, Maridell Cline, Farmington, Melinda Thompson, Hanna City, and Patricia Weber, Havana; and a stepgrandson. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
He graduated from high school in 1967. An Army veteran, he served as a medic in Vietnam and Korea. He then attended Indiana State University.
He was an Illinois Golden Gloves boxing champion for two years in high school. He boxed professionally in Los Angeles, Calif., before moving to Austin, where he worked at IBM, retiring in 1997. He had been working for the Internal Revenue Service.
Cremation was accorded. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home, Farmington, with Scott Nickerson officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Morgan, Ethel L.
September 23, 2003
GALESBURG - Ethel L. Morgan, 95, Hawthorne Inn, formerly of London Mills, died at 8:10 p.m. Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Dec. 10, 1907, in London Mills, the daughter of Firman and Mary White Cook.
She married Harold L. Morgan on July 9, 1926, in Galesburg. He preceded her in death in 1978.
Surviving are a daughter, Betty (and Warren) Messmore, Galesburg; one sister, Bernice Melton, Abingdon; one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.
She graduated from London Mills High School.
She was chief operator of the London Mills branch of the Illinois Central Telephone Company based in Clinton for 15 years. She then was a clerk at the London Mills Post Office.
She was a member of the London Mills United Methodist Church, and lived in London Mills for more than 30 years.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Marilyn Anell officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Galesburg Cottage Hospital's 2 Medical Floor.