Helen M. Robinson
September 24, 2003
BLANDINSVILLE - Helen M. Robinson, 96, formerly of Blandinsville, died Monday (Sept. 22, 2003) in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
She was born Nov. 13, 1906, the daughter of Dallas Dean and Louisa Daly Ruebush.
She married Wendell F. Robinson on May 15, 1929, in Bushnell. He died April 10, 1977.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna L. (and Wayne D.) Johnson, Woodhull, and Alice (and Walter J.) DeWaele, Castle Rock, Colo.; a sister, Alice Arnold, Dallas City; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant daughter and two brothers.
She was educated in Macomb and attended Western Illinois Teachers College.
She worked at the library and post office in Blandinsville and at Jefferson Hat Shop in Burlington, Iowa.
She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church, Woodhull.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in St. John's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Eugene Radosevich officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Woodhull is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Robinson, Helen A.
December 19, 2003
GALVA - Helen A. Robinson, 87, Galva, died at 5 a.m. today (Dec. 19, 2003) at the home of her daughter in Galva.
She was born March 23, 1916, in Mercer County, the daughter of August and Dora McCoy Schwartzkopf.
She married Keith A. Robinson on June 21, 1953, in Galva. He died Jan. 8, 1990.
Surviving are one son, Raymond (and Connie) Bridges, Lebanon, Mo.; one daughter, Carolyn (and Darrell) Garrett, Galva; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, one sister, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Galva where she was an active volunteer and a member of the United Methodist Women. She also was a member of the Galva Senior Citizen Center; and was a volunteer with the Shut-In Food Delivery and the American Red Cross Blood Drive Program in Galva.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Rux Funeral Home, with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Galva Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or to OSF St. Mary Hospice.
Rodgers, Svea A.
October 7, 2003
GALESBURG - Svea A. Anderson Rodgers, 88, 815 Jefferson St., died at 8:15 a.m. Monday (Oct. 6, 2003) in Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born May 16, 1915, in Aurora, Minn., the daughter of Swan and Augusta Johansson Anderson.
She married Howard G. Rodgers on Dec. 21, 1963, in St. Charles. He preceded her in death.
Surviving are a daughter, Karen (and Larry) Lafferty, Galesburg; a brother-in-law, Roland Scott, Galesburg; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.
She graduated from Galesburg High School and from Knox College with a degree in music education.
She was a homemaker and a music teacher in Alpha and Abingdon.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in East Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Tom Heather officiating. No visitation is planned. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Knox Lombard 50 Year Club.
June 4, 2004
ALEXIS - Donna Rohr, 69, Alexis, died at 12:50 a.m. Thursday (June 3, 2004), in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born May 30, 1935, in Monmouth, the daughter of Ranald and Helen Madge Brown Armstrong. When she was 4 years old her mother died, and she was raised by her stepmother, Mary Frances Law Armstrong.
She married Donald Keith Rohr on Sept. 7, 1956, in Alexis. He died Aug. 22, 1986. She later married Edgar Mardyne Rohr. He died Oct. 5, 1988.
Surviving are a daughter, Virginia (Marty) Parer, Rock Island; a son, Randy (and Diana) Rohr, Greenwood, Calif.; her stepmother, Mary Armstrong, Galesburg; two sisters, Joan (and Dean) Staley, North Henderson, and Marilyn (and Tony) Mitchell, Chicago; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister, Virginia Fae Armstrong.
She was reared and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1953.
She fworked at J. C. Penney in Galesburg and in the dietary department at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
She was a member of the James Harvey Scott American Legion Auxiliary in Alexis and Moose Club of Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, with the Rev. David Stroup officiating. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home; family will be present from 4 to 6 p.m. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established to be designated later.
Romine, Gertrude M.
May 6, 2004
MONMOUTH - Gertrude M. Romine, 93, Monmouth, died at 6:05 a.m. today (May 6, 2004) in Monmouth Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 5, 1911, in Monmouth, the daughter of William E. and Marie H. Rohr Crockett.
She married William Marshall Romine on Dec. 31, 1932, in Monmouth. He died March 14, 1976.
Surviving are four sons, John S. (and Dianna) Romine, Farmington, N.M., William C. Romine and M. Dan Romine, both of Monmouth, and Reed M. Romine, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth, graduated from Monmouth High School in 1929 and attended Monmouth College.
She was a homemaker. During the Depression, she worked as a typist in the office of Illinois Bankers Life Company in Monmouth.
She was a former member of 9th Avenue United Presbyterian Church, where she was organist, and associated with Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call Monday at Turnbull Funeral Home; family will be present from 10 to 11 a.m.
Memorials may be made to Strom Center.
Rose, Arthur L.
July 29, 2004
PEORIA - Arthur L. Rose, 79, Peoria, died at 6:28 p.m. Tuesday (July 27, 2004) in his home.
He was born Sept. 7, 1924, the son of Ernest and Florence Noe Rose.
He married Jaqualine Jay. He married Jeanne Ice on Dec. 18, 1953, in Springfield. She died Jan. 11, 2002.
Surviving are two sons, Kevin (and Christy) Rose, Deer Creek, and Danny (and Esther) Rose, France; two daughters, Cindy (and Russell) Zerwekh, Elmwood, and Carol Mescam, France; two stepsons, Terry (and Gabriela) Simmons and David Simmons, both of Peoria; a stepdaughter, Carolyn (and Steve) Barclay, Peoria; two sisters, Helen (and Robert) Linn and Joann (and Marvin) Badgerow, both of Ocala, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Diane Simmons, a great-grandson, a brother and a sister.
He lived in France for several years, but most of his life in Peoria where he was self-employed and owned Rose Painting and Contracting for 49 years.
He was a World War II Army veteran.
He was a member of Knoxville Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church in Peoria.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Knoxville Avenue Seventh-Day Adventist Church, with the Rev. Wayne Gayton officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens, Peoria. Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, Houston, Texas.
July 30, 2004
GALESBURG - Raymond Rosenbaum, 74, Galesburg, formerly of Kankakee, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday (July 28, 2004) in Marigold Health Care Center.
He was born April 16, 1930, in Chicago, the son of George and Nina Signe Westergren Rosenbaum.
Surviving are a cousin, Gloria Kamin, Stanwood, Mich.; and Olive M. Helander, Galesburg, who was his caregiver since the 1950s. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother and a cousin.
Before moving to Galesburg, he lived in the Hunt Terrace Group Home in Kankakee.
He was of Lutheran Faith.
Memorial graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Linwood Cemetery, with the Rev. Philip Laurin officiating. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Hunt Terrace Group Home, 1180 S. 4th St., Kankakee; or to the Knox County Council for Developmental Disabilities in Galesburg.
Ross, Wanda C.
December 20, 2003
MONMOUTH - Wanda C. Ross, 77, 416 S. Ninth St., died Friday (Dec. 19, 2003, in Methodist Medical Center, Monmouth.
She was born Feb. 20, 1926, in New Boston, the daughter of Howard and Ilene Peterson James.
She married Wilbur A. "Bud" Ross on Oct. 1, 1951, in Monmouth. He died Feb. 6, 2000.
Surviving are one son, Norman J. (and Cherie) Ross, Brighton, Colo.; one sister, Betty M. Cooper, Monmouth; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth, where she attended local schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. She worked as a secretary for Monmouth High School for six years. In 1949 she worked as bookkeeper for the Illinois State Medical Society. She lastly worked as a legal secretary for Kritzer, Stansell and Critser Law Offices, Monmouth.
She was a member of First Methodist Church, Monmouth. She had been a donor and volunteer for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in Monmouth.
Funeral will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, with the Rev. Suzanne Geer officiating. Friends may call on Monday and Tuesday until the time of service in the funeral home. No visitation is planned. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth.
Memorials may be made to the Warren County Bloodmobile.
Rowe, Mary Ann
December 24, 2003
GALESBURG - Mary Ann Rowe, 77, 617 Cypress Lane, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2003) in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
December 26, 2003
GALESBURG - Ann Rowe, 77, 617 Cypress Lane, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 23, 2003) in St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Minn.
She was born June 23, 1926, in Des Moines, Iowa, the daughter of William and Florence Lanning Evans.
She married James W. Rowe on June 21, 1946, in Des Moines.
Surviving are her husband; a son, William (and Diane) Rowe, Golden Valley, Minn.; two daughters, Susan (and Mark) Ackerman, Avon Lake, Ohio, and Alice (and Mike) Drwall, St. Paul, Minn.; a sister, Joan Willey, Altoona, Iowa; seven grandchildren and a great aunt.
She graduated from Des Moines High School in 1944 and from Bradley University. She received an RN degress from Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, and an MSN degree from Northern Illinois University.
She was a nursing instructor at Bradley University and Carl Sandburg College, retiring in 1993. She was a member of the Cadet Nursing Corps during World War II.
She lived in several cities in other countries before moving to Galesburg.
She was a member of First Christian Church, PEO Home Chapter for 57 years and the Bridge Brigade in Galesburg,
Cremation was accorded. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Greg Fitch officiating. Visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be private.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the Ann Rowe Nursing Scholarship Fund at Carl Sandburg College.
Ryner, James E.
December 1, 2003
MONMOUTH - James E. Ryner, 79, Monmouth, died at 7:05 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 30, 2003), in Community Medical Center.
He was born Jan. 30, 1924, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of James and Clara Ranney Ryner.
He married Betty M. Caldwell on Aug. 24, 1944, in Alexis.
Surviving are his wife; five sons, Frank L. (and Virginia) Ryner, Rock Island, Richard E. (and Glenda) Ryner, Larry W. (and Joan) Ryner and David J. (and Suzanne) Ryner, all of Monmouth, and Donald P. (and Mindy) Ryner, Dallas; one sister, Virginia (and Robert) Kilgore, Galesburg; two brothers, Charles G. (and Reva) Ryner, Alexis, and Dean C. (and Pauline) Ryner, Little Rock, Ark.; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Robert Ryner, one daughter, Janet Ryner, and two sisters.
He attended Coldbrook rural schools and Monmouth and Alexis High Schools, graduating from Alexis High School.
He began doing farm work in the area; and then worked for Farmall Implement in Rock Island; Butler Manufacturing; Midwest Manufacturing; as a mechanic for Neff Implement in Monmouth; and Monmouth Hospital, retiring from Community Memorial Hospital in 1985. He also operated Maple City Delivery Service in 1955.
He was a member of the Gerlaw Christian Church.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Suzanne Geer officiating. Friends may call Monday at the funeral home; family will be present from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Alexis Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Warren County Cancer Fund.