Reynolds Sr.. Albert R.
February 7, 2004
GALVA - Albert R. Reynolds Sr., 83, Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died at 4:26 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 5, 2004), in the Kewanee Hospital.
He was born Feb. 16, 1920, in Tiskilwa, the son of Amos R. and Nanna Belle Nash Reynolds.
He married June E. Young on Nov. 16, 1946, in Galva. She died Feb. 3, 1998.
Surviving are one son, Albert "Rich" Reynolds Jr., Kewanee; three daughters, Karen (and Clare) Prowant, Clarkesville, Fla., and Roxann (and Jerry) Nanninga and Anna (and Clifford) Holmes, both of Kewanee; one brother, Donald Reynolds of Ohio; four sisters, Lillian Hensel, Illinois, Pauline Danielson, Malden, Amy Warfield, Florida and Dororthy Ethridge, Tampico; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister, Anna Belle, one son, Floyd, one daughter, Pam, and one grandson.
He was a veteran of the Army and served in World War II.
He was a machine operator and worked through Local 865 in East Moline. After his retirement in 1982, he continued working as a machine repairman.
He was a member and had served as the union steward, committeeman and on the executive board of Local 865.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Rux Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery, where military honors will be conducted by the Galva Fusiliers.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Reynolds, Gary J.
May 7, 2004
SPRINGFIELD - Gary Joseph Reynolds, 44, Galesburg, formerly of Springfield, died at 10:45 p.m. Wednesday (May 5, 2004), in St. John's Hospice.
He was born June 27, 1959, in Springfield, the son of James and Louise Kraus Reynolds.
Surviving are his parents of Springfield; a sister, Brenda (and Bernie) Flesch, Springfield; two brothers, Gregg (and Jeanne) Reynolds, Springfield, and Daniel Reynolds, Houston; two nieces; three nephews; uncles, aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by a niece and his grandparents.
He worked as a laborer in the handicap workshop in Galesburg.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Galesburg and a past member of the Lions Club in Abingdon.
He was a resident of Ryan's Court Group Home in Galesburg and active in lobbying the State of Illinois for disabled persons rights and formerly participated in the Special Olympics program.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Christ The King Church, Springfield, with Monsignor David S. Lantz and the Rev. David Zimmerman officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m Sunday at Staab Funeral Home, with rosary to be recited at 4 p.m. Burial will be in St. Martin's Cemetery in Farmersville.
Memorials may be made to Ryan's Court Group Home.
Richards, Marcella A.
November 3, 2003
KEWANEE - Marcella Annabella Richards, 89, Kewanee, died at 9:10 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 1, 2003) in Kewanee Care Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 21, 1914, in Peoria County, the daughter of Charles and Lena Mowbray Routh.
She married Robert C. Richards Sr. on Feb. 18, 1933, in Kewanee.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Robert C. (and Delores) Richards Jr., Henderson, and Dan L. (and Marcia) Richards, Urbana; a daughter, Joan Herrick, Kewanee; 10 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, two sisters, a grandson and a great-grandson.
She graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1932.
She worked as a bookkeeper at Kewanee Manufacturing, retiring in 1976.
She was co-founder of the Kewanee Historical Society in 1976, and the Historical Society Museum was named after her and her husband in 2001. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Kewanee Chapter of D.A.R., Henry County Genealogical Society and A.A.R.P.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Chris Haake officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rux Funeral Home, Kewanee. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Kewanee.
Memorials may be made to the Kewanee Historical Society.
Richardson, E. Irene
January 23, 2004
YATES CITY - E. Irene Richardson, 79, Yates City, died at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday (Jan. 21, 2004) in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born Feb. 14, 1924, in Canton, the daughter of Fred and Goldie Neff Shaw.
She married Paul Richardson on Feb. 14, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Ray (and Tereza) Richardson, Guangdong, China, and Ted (and Pam) Richardson, Elmwood; a sister, Claribel Arnold, Washington; two brothers, Fred (and Peggy) Shaw, Trivoli, and Allen (and Louise) Shaw, Chanute, Kan.; six grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers.
She was a homemaker.
She was a former member of the Knox County Home Extension and the Yates City Order of the Eastern Star, and a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church in Yates City.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, with the Rev. Mary Babcock officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Yates City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church or B.Y.E. Ambulance Service.
Richmond, Judith A.
January 15, 2004
ALEDO - Judith A. Richmond, 54, Aledo, died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) at home.
She was born July 17, 1949, in Chicago, the daughter of Bertram and Loretta Noltensmeier Nelson.
She married Kurt L. Richmond on April 3, 1982, in Preemption.
Surviving are her husband; three stepsons, Loren (and Jody) Richmond, Marinette, Wis., Ryan (and Becky) Richmond, Omaha, Neb., and Jeff (and Jill) Richmond, Elkhorn, Neb.; a sister, Nancy Willard, Valparaiso, Ind.; four stepgrandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
She graduated from Morgan Park High School and Western Illinois University, and attended St. Ambrose University.
She taught physical education, science and English since 1971 at Aledo Junior High School, and coached Aledo varsity volleyball and junior high track.
She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Via De Cristo, the Nature Conservancy, the National Education Association and A.L.I.V.E., a cancer support group.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Messiah Lutheran Church, with the Rev. David W. Schweppe officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Fippinger Funeral Home. Private burial will be in Aledo Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Riley, Arthur C. Jr.
February 18, 2004
CUBA - Arthur C. "Art" Riley Jr., 83, died at 10:37 a.m. Monday (Feb. 16, 2004) in Clayberg Fulton County Nursing Home, Cuba.
He was born Jan. 17, 1921, in Toronto, Canada, the son of the Rev. Arthur C. Sr. and Iva Jean Blackhall Riley.
He married Elaine E. Shanklin in 1947. He married Marilyn G. Morey Robertson on Aug. 9, 1979, in Canton.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Randall A. (and Patti) Riley, Peoria; a daughter, Elsie J. (and Pete) Begner, Princeville; four stepsons, Nathan Robertson, Pleasant Plains, Wis., Dennis Robertson, London Mills, Steven (and Stacy) Robertson, Sherwood, Ore., and Mark (and Monica) Robertson, Deer Creek; a brother, the Rev. Donald (and Trudie) Riley, Colchester; three sisters, Marion (and Fred) Rayburn, Neilsville, Wis., Dorothy R. Fuller, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.; and Frances (and Richard) Bierly, Peoria Heights; six grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters.
An Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, he served from 1942 to 1945 and was stationed in Foggia, Italy, with the 15th Air Force Division.
He graduated with a master's degree from Bradley University in 1952.
He worked as a chemist at Northern Regional Research Lab and Schlicksup Drug Company in Peoria and at Corn Products Corporation in Pekin. He last worked as a welder at Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg.
He was a member of Evangelical Free Church in Canton, was a Cuba city alderman for six year, was the Cuba representative for the former Fulton County Economic Development Council and was a member of the American Chemical Society for 52 years.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Evangelical Free Church. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Henry-Lange Memorial Home, Cuba, and one hour before the service Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Cuba Cemetery, with military honors by Russell Smith American Legion Post 533.
Memorials may be made to Spoon River Hospice at Graham Hospital, Clayberg Nursing Home, Cuba Senior Citizens Center or to his church's building fund.
Ringlien, Adelaide V.
February 17, 2004
TULARE, Calif. - Adelaide V. Ringlien, 93, Tulare, died Feb. 2, 2004, in Tulare Nursing and Rehabilitation Hospital.
She was born in Winona, Minn., the daughter of Constance and Agnes Sobeck.
She married Erling C. Ringlien. He died in 1993.
Surviving are a son, Ronald C. Ringlien, Seal Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Sharon H. (and Michael) Shaffer, Tulare; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Wayne R. Ringlien.
She attended high school in Winona and received a nursing degree from Winona General Hospital.
She worked as a nurse for eight years before moving to Galesburg, where her husband ran Ringlien Appliances and Kitchens. The family lived in Galesburg from 1947 to 1981. She later managed the appliance business and rental properties.
She volunteered at the Catholic church.
Cremation was accorded. Services were Feb. 6 in St. Aloysius Church, Tulare. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Winona.
Memorials may be made to the St. Aloysius School Memorials Club or the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Riseman, Melvin E.
April 22, 2004
GALESBURG - Melvin E. Riseman, 86, formerly of 1301 Frank St., died at 1:14 a.m. Wednesday (April 21, 2004), in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Dec. 20, 1917, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Harry and Bertha Redman Riseman.
He married Marlys Siegel in 1939, in Ottumwa, Iowa. She preceded him in death in 1989.
Surviving are a son, Scott Riseman, Chattanooga, Tenn.; three daughters, Sharon (and John) Wolfe, Highland Park, Lauri (and Steve) Davis, Galesburg, and Pamela Riseman, Ottumwa, Iowa; a sister, Adele Pearson, Birmingham, Ala.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was a 1935 graduate of Ottumwa High School and attended the University of Iowa.
He was a United States Army veteran from World War II.
He was a Metropolitan Life Insurance Agent for 30 years, retiring in 1972. He moved to Overland Park, Kan. in 1972 and worked for Woolf Brothers Clothing Store. He had lived in Galesburg since 1996.
He was a member of Temple Bnai, Des Moines, Iowa. While living in Ottumwa, he was a member of the Ottumwa Country Club and the American Contact Bridge League.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Brookside Cemetery, with Maurice Lyon officiating. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Temple Sholom, Galesburg.
October 23, 2003
MOUNT STERLING - Blanche Roberts, 81, Mount Sterling, died at 7:19 p.m. Monday (Oct. 20, 2003) in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
She was born Feb. 19, 1922, in Canton, the daughter of James and Thelma Pensinger Perrine.
She married Leslie Roberts on May 6, 1946, in Columbus, Kan. He died June 5, 1989.
Surviving are a daughter, Penelope Anne "Penny" LoBianco, Alexis; a son, Gerald "Butch" Fuller, Canton; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She graduated from Canton High School in 1940.
She owned and operated Blanche's Beauty Shop in Mount Sterling for more than 40 years.
She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Funeral was this morning in Hendricker Funeral Home, with the Rev. Lee Reffett officiating. Burial was in Hersman Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Brown County United Way.
Donna L. Robertson
September 24, 2003
PEORIA - Donna L. Robertson, 47, Peoria, died at 7:51 a.m. Sunday (Sept. 21, 2003) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 6, 1956, in Peoria, the daughter of Raymond and Viola Anthony Dismang.
Surviving are her father and stepmother, Dorothy Dismang; a son, Shane (and Rose) Amick, Abingdon; two daughters, Jamie Hendrick and Amy (and Andrew) Zerfoss, both of Peoria; five brothers, Fred Arbuckle, Cliff Martinese and Donald Dismang, all of Peoria, and Tim Gold and David Anthony, both of Pekin; nine sisters, Ruth Davis, Hattie Matteson, Sherry Dodson, Sandra Burnett and Robin Olson, all of Peoria, Kathy Peck, Shelly Dismang and Diane Taylor, all of Omaha, Neb., and Laurie Bentley, Grand Island, Neb.; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel, with the Rev. Bruce Williamson officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Vineyard Christian Fellowship, East Peoria.