September 23, 2003
MONMOUTH - Geraldine "Gerry" Shimmin, 79, Monmouth, died at 7:30 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 21, 2003) at Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born Oct. 31, 1923, in Monmouth, the daughter of Hazel Rutledge.
She married William F. Shimmin on Jan. 11, 1944, in Texas. He died May 13, 1979.
Surviving are two sons, Robert R. (and Leah) Shimmin, Kirkwood, and Richard J. Shimmin, Galesburg; two grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth and graduated from Monmouth High School.
She worked as a secretary for Warren County YMCA; as a clerk at Benner Grocery in Momouth; at Kiddie Korner Day Care, north of Monmouth; as a clerk at the Wonder/Thrift Store in Monmouth; and lastly for Lois and Jerry Breen of Breen Cleaners. She retired in 1998.
She was a longtime member of Fairview Center Church and served as treasurer of its Missionary Society.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Deborah Talbott officiating. Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday at the funeral home; family will be present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Center United Methodist Church.
W. Jean Shover
February 22, 2004
GILSON - W. Jean Shover, 80, 1183 Knox Highway 27, died at 2:40 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 21, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville.
Shultz, Clara B.
October 4, 2003
MONMOUTH - Clara B. Shultz, 89, formerly of 801 E. 5th Ave., died at 1:50 a.m. Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) in the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
She was born July 28, 1914, in Illinois, the daughter of Henry Brentise and Mary Robins.
She married Benjamin F. Shultz in September 1931, in Monmouth. He died Feb. 3, 1986.
Surviving are four daughters, Letha Wilson, June (and Len) Lasley and Gertrude (and Steve) Henson, all of Galesburg, and Sharon (and Fred) Jones, St. David; a stepsister, Charlotte Harmon, Monmouth; 14 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, two sons and three grandchildren.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Foursquare Gospel Church.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, with the Rev. Jerry Marlow officiating. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home; family will be present from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home.
Siegel, Jonathan E.
June 23, 2003
MONMOUTH - Jonathan E. Siegel, 21, Monmouth, died at 1:35 p.m. Saturday (June 21, 2003) in Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
He was born Oct. 23, 1981, in Barrington, the son of Thomas B. and Paula J. Prentice Siegel.
Surviving are his parents of Monmouth; two brothers, Thomas Siegel and Karl Siegel, both of Monmouth; a sister, Mary T. Siegel, Monmouth; his maternal grandfather, Robert J. Poblocki, Galesburg; his paternal grandmother, Marian B. Siegel, Union; three uncles, including Dr. Robert (and Margaret) Prentice, Cameron; three aunts, cousins, great-aunts and great-uncles. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Robert B. Siegel, and his maternal grandmother, Jeanne M. Poblocki.
He moved to Monmouth in 1992 and graduated from an area high school.
He worked at Staples in Galesburg.
Cremation will be accorded. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, with Roby Souther officiating. Friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday at the funeral home; family will be present from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
An endowment fund will be established in his memory and designated later.
Siegfried, Rosella E.
December 19, 2003
OQUAWKA - Rosella E. Siegfried, 81, Oquawka, died at 5:21 a.m. Thursday (Dec. 18, 2003), in Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa.
She was born Feb. 16, 1922, in Dallas City, the daugther of Leonard and Sara Hignight Price.
She married Clyde A. Siegfried on March 2, 1942, in Kahoka, Mo. He died Dec. 2, 1973.
Surviving are one daughter, Joyce J. Martin, Burlington, Iowa; two sons, Rollie G. Siegfried, Oquawka, and Albert L. (and Sharon) Siegfried, Brockton, Mass.; one sister, Eva Oriano, Dallas City; 10 grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Robert, and 11 brothers and sisters.
He was reared and educated in Dallas City and attended Dallas City schools.
She was a homemaker, and worked at the Village Hub for 19 years.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Turnbull Funeral Home, Oquawka, with the Rev. Robert Adams officiating. Friends may call Sunday after noon at the funeral home; family will be present from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery, Pontoosuc.
Memorials may be made to the Oquawka Ambulance Service.
Siegfried, Beverly S.
October 26, 2003
OQUAWKA - Beverly Sharon Siegfried, 58, died at 4:45 p.m. Friday (Oct. 24, 2003) at home.
She was born March 23, 1945 in Orange County, Calif., the daughter of Larry and Vona Sipes Worley.
She married Rollie G. Siegfried on Aug. 26, 1983, in Burlington, Iowa.
Surviving are her husband, her mother, two sons, Wesley Lasher, Sunrise, Fla., and Michael Lasher, Tell City, Ind.; two daughters, Trish Lasher, Evansville, Ind., and Amy Lasher, Newburgh, Ind.; three stepchildren, Robin Siegfried, Gladstone, Rollie Dean Siegfried, and Laura Boughton, both of Oquawka; a brother, Ronnie Worley, Lomax, a sister, Carolyn Todd, Disco, seven grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren, seven stepgreat-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father.
She had worked at Wal-Mart in Burlington.
She lived in Oquawka the past 20 years.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Crane Cemetery near Lomax. Private family visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home, Dallas City.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Simmons, Mae M.
August 7, 2004
GALESBURG - Mae M. Simmons, 94, Galesburg, died at 8:55 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 5, 2004) in Marigold Health Care Center.
She was born May 1, 1910, in Cameron, the daughter of Ernest and Carrie Huntley Stevens.
She married Albert M. Simmons on June 29, 1962, in Galesburg. He died April 17, 1978.
Surviving are a stepson, John Simmons, Hardinsburg, Ky.; three sisters, Belva Bringman, Marshalltown, Iowa, Ruth Lough, Keithsburg, and Jean Huntley, Galesburg; and five stepgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and three sisters.
She was raised in Monmouth. She also lived in Keithsburg, moving to Galesburg in 1984.
She was a member of Monmouth Christian Church.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, with the Rev. James Oliver officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Marigold Health Care Center, Alzheimer's Ward.
Simms, H. Louise
January 3, 2004
ABINGDON - Hannah Louise Simms, 94, 209 W. Jackson St., died at 4:35 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 1, 2004) in Care Center of Abingdon.
She was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Abingdon, the daughter of James Daniel and Bessie Ellen Stegall Parker.
She married J. O. "Shorty" Simms on Oct. 4, 1930, in Galesburg.
Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Dixie Lee (and Fred) Jenks, Monmouth, two granddaughters and a niece. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
She graduated from Abingdon High School in 1926 and from Brown's Business College, Galesburg.
She lived all her life in Abingdon and was a member of the high school's Half Century Club.
She and her husband owned and operated Simms Restaurant and Dairy Bar in Abingdon for more than 40 years, and she worked in the office of American Sanitary Manufacturing Company for 15 years.
She wrote articles for The Register-Mail, Abingdon Argus and Peoria Journal Star, which she contributed to for 50 years. A collection of "Remember When" columns she wrote in the Argus about the history of Abingdon are in the Western Illinois University Library archives and Abingdon Historical Society Museum. She also was a freelance writer for magazines, including the Prairie Journal, and was a contributor to and received awards from the Two Rivers Council.
She was a member of Abingdon Christian Church, where she sang in the choir, taught Sunday school and wrote devotional booklets.
She had been a Girl Scout leader, was a member of the Abingdon Garden Club and was founder of the Abingdon Fire Department Auxiliary. She initiated the recycling program in Abingdon and served on the KCCDD board of directors.
She had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross and was co-founder of the Rhythm Rollers music activity group at Care Center of Abingdon.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with the Rev. Raymond McLaren officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Abingdon Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church or the Louise Simms Memorial Writing Scholarship for students of Abingdon schools c/o Security Savings Bank of Monmouth.
December 18, 2003
GALESBURG - Josephine Simpson, 87, 1018 N. Broad St., formerly of Macomb, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday (Dec. 15, 2003) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born May 14, 1916, in Macomb, the daughter of Fred and Minnie Walker Teel.
She married Wendell Simpson on July 15, 1944, in Rushville. He died May 9, 1997.
Surviving are a son, Joseph (Sydney) Simpson Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister.
She graduated from Knox College and had been a teacher.
She was a member of D.A.R.
Funeral will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Jeff Barclay officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation.
Singleton Sr., Kenneth S.
February 7, 2004
BUSHNELL - Kenneth S. Singleton Sr., 72, Bushnell, died at 9:25 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 5, 2004) in McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
He was born June 25, 1931, in Greenbush Township, the son of Cleo and Bessie Woods Singleton.
He married Maralyn J. Purchase on Jan. 3, 1958, in Burlington, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, Danny (and Lynn) Singleton, O'Fallon, Mo., Dale (and Laura) Singleton, Prairie City, Rodney (and Linda) Singleton, Broghton, and Roger Singleton, Wellington, Colo.; five brothers, Francis Singleton, Washington, Floyd Singleton, Alexis, Roland Singleton, Avon, Herman Singleton, Galesburg, and Tom Singleton, Prairie City; one sister, Lola Gillette, Bushnell; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Kenny Jr., and three brothers.
He was born and raised in Greenbush Township, lived in Prairie City for 26 years and had lived in Bushnell since 1987. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving from 1952 to 1957, during the Korean War.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Prairie City Cemetery with the Rev. David Keithley officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Corman's Memorial Home, Avon. Burial will be in Prairie City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Bushnell Rescue Squad.
Sipes, Betty Jo
January 23, 2004
GALESBURG - Betty Jo Sipes, 74, 1904 Grand Ave., died at 12:45 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 22, 2004) at home.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Sites, Rhonda S.
September 7, 2003
ROSEVILLE - Rhonda S. Sites, 34, of near Roseville, died at 2:35 p.m. Friday (Sept. 5, 2003) at home.
She was born April 19, 1969, in Greenwood, Miss., the daughter of Charles and Nell Palmatree Wiggins.
She married Donnie Sites on May 19, 1995, in Grenada, Miss.
Surviving are her husband; four sons, Erick Lehman, Alen Sites, Kiefer Sites, and Kael Sites, all at home; two daughters, Samantha Sites and Kelsie Sites, both at home; three brothers, Dickie Collins, Terry Wiggins, and Wilson "Bubba" Wiggins, all of Greenwood, Miss.; and four sisters, Diana Smith, Roseville, Elizabeth Fennell, Greenwood, Miss., Cindy Hatcher, Grenada, Miss., and Sandra Minkley, Bessner, Ala. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was reared and educated in Greenwood, Miss. She moved to Sioux Falls, S.D., when she was 26 and moved to Roseville in 2002.
She was a member of Living Light Tabernacle Church.
Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Roseville Cemetery, with the Rev. Clayton Bowman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in Corman Memorial Home.
Memorials may be made to Living Light Tabernacle Church.