Spurbeck, Freda M.
November 9, 2003
ROSEVILLE - Freda M. Spurbeck, 77, Roseville, died at 8:10 a.m. Friday (Nov. 7, 2003) in Community Medical Center, Monmouth.
She was born Oct. 17, 1926, in Charles City, Iowa, the daughter of Gail and Ina C. Schultz Gillespie.
She married Fred Mohring. He preceded her in death. She married George Spurbeck on Nov. 7, 1992.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Gary Mohring of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Judy Putney, Charles City, Iowa, and Gloria Viers, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two brothers, Gene Gillespie, Charles City, Iowa, and Allen Gillespie, Warsaw, Mo.; two sisters, Pauline Glandon, Charles City, and Alene Lampson, Shell Rock, Iowa; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son and two brothers.
She was raised and educated in Charles City and attended nurse's training.
She worked as a nurse in Clinton, Iowa, and Cedar Rapids.
She moved to Roseville in November 1992.
She was a member of Roseville Methodist Church.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Memorial Park Cemetery, Roseville, with the Rev. Diane Duncan officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville.
Memorials may be made to the parsonage fund at her church.
Stambaugh, Dorothy L.
November 11, 2003
KNOXVILLE - Dorothy Louise Stambaugh, 78, Knoxville, died at 1:15 a.m. Monday (Nov. 10, 2003) in Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Galesburg, the daughter of Russell H. and Ethelle W. Gruber Stambaugh.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Anne Lindstrom.
She graduated from Galesburg High School, attended Knox College for two years and graduated with a music degree from Northwestern University.
She was a vocal music instructor in Saginaw, Mich.
She was of Methodist faith.
Graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in Memorial Park Cemetery. No visitation is planned. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Stanley, Maude D.
February 7, 2004
GALESBURG - Maude D. Stanley, 88, 375 W. Fremont St., died at 1:15 p.m. Friday (Feb. 6, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Dec. 9, 1915, in Lake City, Minn., the daughter of Charles Merton and Hannah Jane Cain Roberts.
She married Gerald W. Stanley on Oct. 16, 1937, in Minnesota. He died Dec. 22, 1996.
Surviving are two sons, Terry (and Chico) Stanley, Memphis, Tenn., and Mark (and Gale) Stanley, Galesburg; one daughter, Janice (and Don) Schmidt, Brainerd, Minn.; one sister, Margaret Wear, Farmington, Minn.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Eugene.
She was a homemaker and a retired beautician. She graduated from the Mary McCahill Institute in Brainerd.
She was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was in the degree of honor in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Brainerd. She also played in several dance bands and organized several kitchen bands. She was a member of the BN Prairie Hub Club in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Corpus Christi Catholic Church, with the Rev. Joseph Presley officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday in Watson Funeral Home, Galesburg, with a rosary at 6 p.m. Cremation will be accorded after the service, with burial in Brainerd.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital or Corpus Christi Church.
Stanton, Winnefred M.
December 17, 2003
MONMOUTH - Winnefred M. Stanton, 90, Monmouth, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) in Community Medical Center.
Turnbull Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
December 18, 2003
MONMOUTH - Winnifred McLinn Stanton, 90, Monmouth, died at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2003) in Community Medical Center.
She was born Jan. 8, 1913, in Kirkwood, the daughter of Howard and Leta Clemens McLinn.
She married F. Carter Stanton on Sept. 16, 1937, in Monmouth. He died April 18, 1992.
Surviving are a daughter, Susan (and Mick) Trevor, Monmouth; two sons, Fred Stanton and Chip (and Laurie) Stanton, both of Monmouth; a sister, Ruth Buck, Deerfield Beach, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Marian James, Sun City, Ariz.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a great-granddaughter.
She was reared and educated in Kirkwood, graduated from Kirkwood High School and attended the University of Illinois.
She worked at Royal Neighbors Insurance Co. in Rock Island from 1933 to 1937, part time at the Warren County Treasurer's Office, at Wirtz Bookstore and as receptionist and secretary at the Monmouth College Administration Office for two years.
She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and former member of Grace Presbyterian Church. She was a member of Chapter E, P.E.O. in Monmouth and had been a member of Phi Mu Sorority in college, the P.T.A. and the Women's Golf League at Monmouth Country Club.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Faith United Presbyterian Church, with the Revs. William Myers and James Epperson officiating. Friends may call today at Turnbull Funeral Home; family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to extended care at Community Medical Center or Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Marvin R. Stanton
April 5, 2004
KNOXVILLE - Marvin R. Stanton, 82, Knoxville, died at 10:40 p.m. Sunday (April 4, 2004) at his home of natural causes.
Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Steadman, Evelyn P.
November 13, 2003
ALEDO - Evelyn P. Steadman, 86, Aledo, died Tuesday (Nov. 11, 2003) in Aledo Health and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Oct. 12, 1917, in North Henderson, the daughter of Henry and Hazel Kenney Feik.
She married John E. Steadman on Dec. 18, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa. He died March 10, 1967.
Surviving are a daughter, Marlene (and Robert) Hedger, Viola; a son, John "Ed" (and Linda) Steadman, Aledo; a sister, Opal Miller, Silvis; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister and three brothers.
She worked at the former Moline Public Hospital for many years and at the former Formfit Company in Monmouth and Monmouth Pottery.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Speer Funeral Home, Aledo, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery.
Memorials may be left in her name at the funeral home.
March 19, 2004
ELMWOOD - Archie Steel, 82, formerly of Elmwood, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday (March 18, 2004) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria, of natural causes.
Patterson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Steel, Betty L.
April 22, 2004
PEORIA - Betty L. Steel, 81, Peoria, died at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday (April 20, 2004), in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Hamilton, the daughter of Lee and Nettie Harper Cunningham.
She married Archie Steel on Dec. 13, 1941, in Hannibal, Mo. He died March 18, 2004.
Surviving are one son, Jim (and Cheryl) Steel, Edwards; one daughter, Connie Grohmann, Peoria; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She had lived in Elmwood since 1955 and moved to Peoria in 1976 where she was a member of the Bradley Epworth United Methodist Church.
She had been employed at Americana Nursing Home, Peoria, and later at J.C. Penny where she retired as sales clerk.
She was a member of Fairview Order of Eastern Star Chapter 99, and was a volunteer at Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Patterson Funeral Home, Elmwood, with the Rev. Tom Eckhardt officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with an Eastern Star Service at 8 p.m. conducted by the Fairview Order. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
Stephens, Eleanor J.
February 18, 2004
GALESBURG - Eleanor J. Stephens, 77, 448 S. Elm St., died at 3:55 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 14, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born June 18, 1926, in Harrisburg, Pa., the daughter of Charles H. and Gwendolyn I. Reiner Colley.
She married Robert Randolph Stephens on Aug. 13, 1949, in Youngstown, Ohio. He died March 13, 1975.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Charles (and Lisa Lynn) Stephens, St. Petersburg, Florida, David Lee (and Cassie Jean) Stephens, Galesburg; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She worked as a carrier at the St. Petersburg, Fla., Times, retiring in 1988. She lived in Galesburg the past two years.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. James Ecklund officiating. No visitation is planned. Cremation will be accorded. Private burial will be later.
Memorials may be made to the family.
January 21, 2004
GALESBURG - Cathleen Stephenson, 77, 239 S. Cherry St., died at 11:09 p.m. Tuesday (Jan. 20, 2004) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
December 22, 2003
GALESBURG - Marjorie Knox Stevens, 89, Galesburg, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, is in charge of arrangements.
Stevens, Marion E.
October 23, 2003
PEORIA - Marion E. "Bud" Stevens, 62, Peoria, died at 9:45 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 19, 2003) at home.
He was born July 2, 1941, in Canton, the son of Robert William and Lucille Clark Stevens.
He married Wilma Hendricks on Sept. 10, 1960. She died in 1999.
Surviving are five daughters, Laura (and Greg) Stewart, Galesburg, Rhonda Brackney and Karla (and Cody) Jackson, both of Peoria, Tina (and Jerry) DeForest, Pekin, and Milisa (and Bill) Onken, Bartonville; three brothers, Jack Poole, Casselton, Danny Whited of Missouri and Tim Richards, Farmington; six sisters, Diane Baughman, Bartonville, Linda Prather, East Peoria, Bonnie Bicknell and Lucy Woodmancy, both of Peoria, and Janice Stanton and Pam Bothe, both of Canton; 13 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and a son.
He worked for many years as a commercial fisherman in the Peoria area.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Lutheran Cemetery, with the Rev. Ron Simmons officiating. Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today at Lord's Table Church of God, Bartonville. The Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois Co., Pekin, is in charge of arrangements.
December 23, 2003
GALESBURG - Marjorie Knox Stevens, 89, Galesburg, formerly of Viola, died Sunday (Dec. 21, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Nov. 17, 1914, in Mercer County, the daughter of Duncan and Sara Brown Thompson.
She married Clinton Knox on July 3, 1937, in Viola. He died in September 1976. She married James Stevens on Jan. 1, 1989, in LaCrosse, Wis.
Surviving are her husband; two sons, Pete (and Kathy) Knox, Coal Valley, and John (and JoAnn) Knox, Cambridge; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She graduated from Viola High School, attended Blackburn College, Carlinville, and graduated from Western Illinois University.
She taught school for 36 years in one-room schools, Alexis and Rock Island, retiring in 1969.
She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teacher's Association and Viola United Methodist Church and participated in "Grandbuddies" at Seminary Manor.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Viola United Methodist Church, where visitation will be from noon Friday until the service. Burial will be in Viola Cemetery. Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Stevens, Lester E.
December 30, 2003
ALTONA - Lester E. Stevens, 91, a resident of the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, formerly of Altona, died at 4:30 a.m. Monday (Dec. 29, 2003) in the nursing home.
He was born May 25, 1912, in Keithsburg, the son of Howard W. and Mary Munson Stevens.
He married Maxine L. McGowen on Feb. 23, 1938, in Galesburg. She died Nov. 12, 2000.
Surviving are two sons, Glenn H. (and Judy) Stevens and Jon (and Karen) Stevens, both of Altona; a foster daughter whom he raised, Denise Chenoweth, Port Byron; a brother, Warren Stevens, Altona; seven grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, two infant sons and twin infant daughters.
He farmed and raised purebred polled shorthorn cattle for more than 60 years.
He was a member of the Illinois Shorthorn Association, Knox County Farm Bureau, the Flemish-American Club in Kewanee and United Methodist Church of Altona. He was a 4-H and Boy Scout leader, and a member of a singing and playing group.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Rux Funeral Home, Galva, with the Rev. Davey Lefler officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wataga Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church, the Knox County Nursing Home or any charity.
Steward, Herschel W.
September 4, 2003
GALVA - Herschel W. Steward, 81, Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Galva, died at 1:12 a.m. today (Sept. 4, 2003) in Wood Eagel East Pascle Care Center, Dade, Fla.
Rux Funeral Home, Galva, is in charge of arrangements.
Steward, Herschel W.
September 7, 2003
GALVA - Herschel W. Steward, 81, Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Galva, died at 1:12 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 4, 2003) in Hernando-Pasco Hospice Care Center, Dade City, Fla.
He was born Dec. 11, 1921, in Oneida, the son of Clifford William and Myrtle Irene Murry Steward.
He married Geneva Larner on Jan. 4, 1942, in Altona. She died June 20, 1986. He married Mabel Irene Johnson-Howerton in 1988 in Florida.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, H. Allen (and Karen) Steward and Terry Lee (and Joyce) Steward, both of Galva, and David (and Lorraine) Howerton, Canestota, N.Y.; two daughters, Shirley Guss, East Galesburg, and Sally Schierers, Peoria; one sister, Geri (and Charlie) McLaughlin, Alpha; one brother, Clifford (and Marilyn) Steward, Zephyrhills; seven grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Rolland Steward.
He farmed in the Altona and Galva areas. He also did custom corn shelling in the area.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rux Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Sowden officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Avis L. Stewart
January 14, 2004
WILLIAMSFIELD - Avis L. Stewart, 85, 317 N. Olive, died at 4:38 a.m. Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2004) in Methodist Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born April 15, 1918, in Dahinda, the daughter of William and Ethel Gibbs Howard.
She married M.R. "Smokey" Stewart on April 25, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He died July 16, 1971.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandy Stewart, Maryville, Tenn., and Judy (and Bob) Sparks, Williamsfield, with whom she lived; a son, Jerry (and Buffie) Stewart, Brimfield; a sister, Ruby Simpson, Knoxville; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and two sisters.
He graduated from Williamsfield High School.
She worked as a waitress for many years and at H.C. Products in Princeville, retiring in 1980.
She was a member of Williamsfield United Methodist Church and a member of the Williamsfield American Legion Post 371 Auxiliary for 28 years.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, Knoxville, with the Rev. Randy Douglass officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Williamsfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Williamsfield Public Library District or Williamsfield Ambulance Service.