Tadie, James C.
October 30, 2003
BATON ROUGE, La. - James Christopher "Jim" Tadie, Baton Rouge, died Sunday (Oct. 26, 2003) at home.
Surviving are his wife of 27 years, Renee; a daughter, Elizabeth Barrow, Paris, France; a son, James Edward "Jace" Tadie, Baton Rouge; his mother, Audrey Tadie, Galesburg; four brothers, Dr. Andrew (and Dr. Nancy) Tadie, Kirkland, Wash., Anthony E. (and Gail) Tadie Jr., Wataga, John (and Kelly) Tadie, Princeton, and Mark (and Renee) Tadie, Alexis; three sisters, Anne (and Joseph) Slez, Oakbrook Terrace, Mary (and Dr. Brian) Grieme, Thomasville, Ga., and Marti (and Michael) Hall, Rolling Meadows; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony E. Tadie Sr., and a sister.
He was raised on a dairy farm near Galesburg.
He graduated from Galesburg High School and from LSU in 1973 with a degree in civil engineering.
He worked 27 years as a civil engineer for the Louisiana Department of Transportation.
He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Baton Rouge.
Services were today in Rabenhorst Funeral Home, with the Rev. Donald Blanchard officiating. Private burial will be at the family farm in Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, Memphis, Tenn., Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church or St. James Episcopal Church Center for Spiritual Formation in Baton Rouge.
Taflinger, Noel M.
June 21, 2003
ROSEVILLE - Noel Milo Taflinger, 44, 360 E. Chestnut St., died at 8:30 p.m. Thursday (June 19, 2003) as a result of an accident.
He was born Dec. 24, 1958, in Chisago City, Minn., the son of Harvey Dale and Lurel Cramer Taflinger.
Surviving are his mother, Lurel Taflinger, Galesburg; a special friend, Chrystal Adkisson, Roseville; two daughters, Nichole Taflinger, Bloomington, and Natalie Taflinger, Galesburg; six brothers, Larry Taflinger, Pueblo, Colo., Mike Taflinger, Bushnell, Harvey Taflinger, Cameron, Keith Taflinger, Alpha, Clark Taflinger, Salene, Ark., and Dan Taflinger, Roseville; and one sister, Pamela Taflinger, Roseville. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.
He was raised in the Roseville and Bushnell areas, and was a graduate of Bushnell High School, where he was All State Football. He also attended Carl Sandburg College.
He was a past member of the Roseville Fire Department; and a member of the Warren County Ducks Unlimited and Warren County Sportsman Club.
Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Bushnell Cemetery, with the Rev. Dianne Duncan officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Corman Memorial Home.
Memorials may be made to the Roseville Fire Department Rescue Squad.
Talbot, Mary W.
January 11, 2004
GALVA - Mary L. Talbot, 86, Galva, died at 12:33 p.m. Friday (Jan. 9, 2004) in Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1917, in Decatur, the daughter of John and Alice Farmer Hise.
She married Joseph M. Talbot on May 28, 1939, in Galva. He died Feb. 13, 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Richard (and Ruth Ann) Talbot, Galva, and Kent (and special friend Ann Shipman) Talbot, Rock Island; two daughters Judy (and Tom) Cole, Louisville, Colo., and Mary Jo Petersen, Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Helen Cain, Denver; eight grandchildren; one step-grandchild; two great grandchildren; and one step-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jim, and one sister, Barbara.
She was a 1963 graduate of Galva High School. She then attended Liberty Beauty School, Peoria. She worked in Kewanee as a beautician and then opened her own shop, Mary's Beauty Shop. In 1958, she began working for the Galva Telephone Office until retiring in 1982. After retiring, she did volunteer work at F.U. White School in Galva for 10 years.
She was a member of St. John Catholic Church, Galva, and its altar and rosary society, where she held various offices over the years. She had been named a Diocesan Volunteer of the Year for her work at the church, craft programs, and coordinating funeral luncheons. She was also a volunteer for the Bloodmobile and the Galva Library. She was also a member of the Galva Women's Club, the Galva Arts Council and the Galva Senior Citizen Center.
A mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in St. John Catholic Church, Galva, with the Rev. Eugene Radosovich officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday in Rux Funeral Home, Galva. A rosary will be recited at 4 p.m. Burial will be in St. John Catholic Cemetery, rural Galva.
Memorials may be made to the St. John Cemetery Association.
Tapp, George C.
October 7, 2003
LAKE McCONAUGHY, Neb. - George Charles Tapp, 68, died Friday (Oct. 3, 2003) at home.
He was born Nov. 26, 1934, in Galesburg, the son of George S. and Willa Aby Tapp.
He married Nancy Leonard on Nov. 27, 1954, in Julesburg, Colo.
Surviving are his wife; a son, John David Tapp, Omaha, Neb.; a brother, David K. (and Phyllis) Tapp, Marion, Iowa; eight nieces; five nephews; and 15 great-nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Shirley Lynn Tapp and Mary Sue Tapp, a brother and two nieces.
He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952.
He was an Air Force veteran.
He delivered milk for Meadow Gold Dairy in Galesburg and was an insurance salesman for John Hancock before moving back to Julesburg, where he was a mail carrier for 26 years.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Michael Chamberlain officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery, Julesburg, Colo. Austin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tarleton, Doris Ann
August 23, 2003
GALVA - Doris Ann "Dode" Tarleton, 82, of Liberty Village, Kewanee, formerly of Galva, died at 1:55 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 21, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born May 20, 1921, in Galva, the daughter of John and Mabel Wallin Lewin.
She married Robert Tarleton on Feb. 28, 1948, in Galva. He died Dec. 3, 1996.
Surviving are a brother, Richard Lewin; three sisters, Isabel Millikin, Galva, Kathryn Hurd, East Peoria, and Jane Clucas of Kewanee; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
She had worked at Galva Cemetery for 25 years. She also worked as a clerk in a grocery store for Dale "Pete" Westlin. She co-owned and operated a lunch room in Galva and worked at Galesburg Mental Health and the hot lunch program at Galva Schools. In later years, she cared for the elderly.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the Rux Funeral Home, Galva, with the Rev. Linda Peyla officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Galva Fire Department.
Tate, William E.
November 19, 2003
GALESBURG - William E. Tate, 87, formerly of 1465 N. Cherry St., died at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 18, 2003) in Seminary Manor.
He was born Oct. 15, 1916, in Missouri, the son of Tean and Mary Acuff Tate.
He married Evelyn M. Mortenson on April 17, 1938, in Knoxville. She died June 8, 1987.
Surviving are three sons, Michael Tate, Ellijay, Ga., William Tate, Cahokia, and David Tate, Galesburg; three sisters, Rosemary Whittaker, Merced, Calif., Ula Turner, Las Vegas, and Betty Spencer, Sterling; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother.
He was raised in Dahinda and Knoxville, and lived most of his adult life in Galesburg.
He was a 1934 graduate of Knoxville High School and attended Knox College in Galesburg.
He was a switch foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad in Galesburg for 40 years, retiring in 1976.
He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Galesburg, and a member and past Exalted Ruler of Elk's Lodge 894 in Galesburg.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Frederick Larner officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in the Knoxville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Lutheran Church.
Taylor, Erma P.
April 27, 2004
HARRISON, Mich. - Erma P. Taylor, 87, Harrison, Mich., formerly of New Windsor, Ill., died Monday (April 26, 2004), in Michigan.
Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home, Alpha, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Taylor, Mary M.
June 16, 2003
FAIRVIEW - Mary M. Taylor, 81, 280 Park St., died at 2:41 p.m Sunday (June 15, 2003) at Graham Hospital Extended Care, Canton.
She was born Aug. 23, 1921, in Waynesboro, Va., the daughter of Ralph and Minnie Arnold Wagner.
She married C. Berwyn Taylor on Jan. 24, 1948, in Waynesboro, Va. He died July 1, 1994.
Surviving are four sons, Donald (and Pam) Taylor, Barry (and Rhonda) Taylor, Steve (and Cheryl) Taylor and Jeffery Taylor, all of Fairview; one daughter, Carolyn (and Tim) Negley, Fairview; two brothers, Ralph (and Beverly) Wagner and Frank (and Janet) Wagner, both of Waynesboro, Va.; two sisters, Dorothy Powell and Marie Duckhardt, both of Waynesboro,Va.; 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.
She was a homemaker and baked and sold cakes for many years.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home, Fairview. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Fairview Rescue Squad.
Mark W. Teel
October 29, 2003
GALESBURG - Mark Wayne Teel, 42, 1614 Ronald Road, died at 12:51 a.m. Aug. 16, 2003, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born July 21, 1961, in Galesburg, the son of Doris Teel.
He married Renee I. Boshears on Oct. 31, 2000, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; his mother, Doris Connour, Abingdon; a son, Joseph Allen Teel ,and a daughter, Lelia Marie Teel, both of Richmond, Va.; two stepdaughters, Beckie Oeth, Galesburg, and Robyn Feltner, Erie; a brother, Richard Connour of Illinois; two sisters, Paula Connour, Galesburg, and Connie Mathis, Bremerton, Wash.; three grandchildren and aunts and uncles. He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
He graduated from Knoxville High School in 1980 and received certified nurses training from Carl Sandburg College.
He lived most of his life in Galesburg.
A Navy veteran, he served from 1980 to 1988 and received plumbing, boat mechanic and electrician certificates.
He worked at Dick Blick as a fork lift driver for two years and part time at Pro Clean Industry Cleaners for three years.
He attended Orange Chapel Methodist Church near Gilson.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday in St. Joseph Cemetery, with military honors by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Martha L. Terpening
September 22, 2003
MONMOUTH - Martha Lois Terpening, 87, Monmouth, died at 5:35 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 20, 2003) in the Marigold Health Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born May 10, 1916, in Cameron, the daughter of Bert and Elta Anderson Stice.
She married Rolland "Curly" Terpening on Feb. 21, 1936, in Terra Haute, Ill. He died March 31, 2003.
Surviving are a daughter, Marcia (and William) Miller, Alexis; one sister, Myrna (and Lyle) Nelson, Cameron; three grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She was reared and educated in Gerlaw and Alexis, graduating from Alexis High School in 1934.
She was a homemaker.
She was a member of Gerlaw Christian Church.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Lydic officiating. Friends may call Wednesday at the funeral home; the family will be present from 1 to 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Gerlaw Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Gerlaw Christian Church and the Strom Center in Monmouth.
Terry, Willie C. Sr.
June 19, 2003
GALESBURG - Willie C. Terry Sr., 60, formerly of 193 Pine St., died Tuesday (June 17, 2003) at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville.
He was born Dec. 12, 1942, in Julet, Ark., the son of Cooper and Hattie Radford Terry.
He married Lillie Mae Taylor on Dec. 27, 1964, in Warren County.
Surviving are two sons, Willie Terry Jr. and Toby Terry, both of Galesburg; his friend with whom he made his home, Sandra Washington; and four grandchildren.
He moved to Galesburg from Detroit, Mich., in 1962. He worked in construction until he was disabled in 1984.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at New Home Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Cato officiating. Visitation will be one hour before the service Monday at the church. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Fletcher and McDougald Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Thie, Ellen L.
November 18, 2003
SPOKANE, Wash. - Ellen Louise Thie, 93, Spokane, Wash., formerly of rural Stronghurst, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 16, 2003) in the St. Joseph's Care Center in Spokane.
She was born Sept. 10, 1910, in Oakland, Iowa, the daughter of William A. and Alma Fitz Powell.
She married Paul H. Thie on Nov. 18, 1932, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Oct. 31, 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Norma Thie Hols, Spokane, Wash.; four grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; five great-grandchildren; six stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Lenore Thie Lycke, one brother and one sister.
She grew up on the Powell farm between Stronghurst and Carman, graduating from the Maple Grove School and Stronghurst High School. She graduated from the Burlington Hospital School of Nursing and practiced for many years.
She lived in Burlington from 1932 until 1957, when she and her husband bought the Powell Farm and lived there. She moved to a retirement residence in Spokane in 1997.
She had been active in the Burlington Married Nurses Club, the Henderson County Homemakers, and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Burlington since 1932.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, with the Rev. Forrest Krumel officiating. Friends may call from noon until 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home; family will be present one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Stronghurst Cemetery.
A memorial fund has been established.
Thomas, Jack R.
December 31, 2003
MONMOUTH - Jack R. Thomas, 76, Monmouth, died at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 30, 2003) in the Monmouth Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 5, 1927, in Bristol, Va., the son of John and Una Blanche Arnold. He was adopted at a young age by Thomas and Rosa Thomas.
He married Evelyn L. Allen on Oct. 19, 1952, in Monmouth.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Sherry (and Larry) Moore, Monmouth; a son, Tom (and Cassandra) Thomas, Bluntville, Tenn.; four sisters, Ann (and Bud) Lester, Culpepper, Va., Ruby Whittaker, Bristol, Tenn., Lucille (and Bill) Kane, Beaumont, Texas, and Virgie (and Elgin) Dutton, Richmond, Va.; a brother, James (and Nancy) Arnold, Jackson, Ohio; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a grandson and a sister.
He was reared and educated in Virginia.
He owned and operated Thomas Painting and Glass in Monmouth for many years.
He was a member of the United Church of God.
Cremation was accorded. Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Ellison Cemetery near Smithshire, with the Rev. Delbert Icenogle officiating. Friends may call Friday and Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home; family will not be present.
Memorials may be made to Western Illinois Animal Rescue.
William E. Theesfeld
October 24, 2003
OQUAWKA - William Eugene Theesfeld, 75, Oquawka, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 22, 2003) at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa.
He was born Aug. 28, 1928, the son of Ben and Anna West Theesfeld.
Surviving are a half brother, Everett Smith, Keithsburg; and three cousins, Phyllis (and Ron) Ross, Peggy (and Cliff) Perry, and Benny (and Debbie) Sells, all of Oquawka. He was preceded in death by his companion, Dolly Bruner, his parents, one brother and three sisters.
He was reared and educated in Muscatine where he attended local schools.
He spent most of his life in Oquawka. He worked in electronics repairing small appliances.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Turnbull Funeral Home, Oquawka, with the Rev. Robert Adams officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service Monday at the funeral home; no calling hours or visitation is planned. Burial will be in the Oquawka Cemetery.
A memorial fund is being established.