Mary Shawn Adkison
April 13, 2004
KEITHSBURG - Mary Shawn Brown Adkison, 38, Keithsburg, died Saturday (April 10, 2004) at home.
She was born June 19, 1965, in Moline, the daughter of James C. and Mary E. Hasson Brown.
She married David J. Adkison on Oct. 14, 2000, in Keithsburg.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Carl Nash, Keithsburg; a daughter, Ginger Nash, Keithsburg; her parents of Keithsburg; two sisters, Rebecca Sampson, Sherrard, and her twin sister, Marie (and William) Casey, Roscoe; and two brothers, James Daniel (and Deanna) Brown, Aledo, and Dustin (and Jessica) Brown, Orion. She was preceded in death by a brother.
She graduated from Westmer High School.
She worked as a nurse's aide at Aledo Health and Rehab Center, had worked at Casey's in Keithsburg and as a waitress and bartender at the Lighthouse Restaurant in Keithsburg.
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Keithsburg Christian Church, with the Rev. Charles Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be from noon until the service Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Greenmound Cemetery, Keithsburg. Fippinger Funeral Home, Aledo, is in charge of arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established.
Astle, Josephine K.
May 29, 2003
GALESBURG - Josephine K. Astle, 95, a resident of Marigold Health Care Center, died there at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday (May 28, 2003).
She was born March 18, 1908, in Galesburg, the daughter of Edwin and Mary Carroll Astle.
Surviving are a sister, Geraldine Searl, Galesburg, and two nephews, Tom Searl, Galesburg, and Ron Searl, Greenville, N.C.
She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1928 and from beauty school.
She worked as a hairdresser for 50 years, working at Jo's Beauty Shop.
She was a charter member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and a member of the Ladies of Mary.
Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, with the Rev. Ernest Pizzamiglio officiating. No visitation is planned. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to her church.
December 5, 2003
KNOXVILLE - John Beachler, 84, 213 N. Market St., died at 4:16 a.m. today (Dec. 5, 2003), in the Knox County Nursing Home.
Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Waddell Bell, Bonita B.
May 31, 2003
MONMOUTH - Bonita B. "Bonnie" Waddell Bell, 86, Monmouth, died at 10:53 p.m. Thursday (May 29, 2003) in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born June 3, 1916, in Viola, the daughter of William E. and Celia B. Steepleton Briggs.
She married Russell Waddell in 1938 in Iowa. He died in April 1952. She married Everette S. Bell Aug. 23, 1967, in Rockford. He died June 14, 1997.
Surviving are four daughters, Lynne Waddell, Illinois City, Myra Bell, Marcia (and Gary) Cooper and Mary Ann Ward, all of Monmouth; one son, Dennis Waddell, Rock Island; 12 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and three brothers.
She was reared and educated in Viola, and later moved to Monmouth, where she attended school and graduated from Monmouth High School.
She was a homemaker. She worked as a secretary at Dossey Soil Testing and Wells Pet Food in Monmouth, where she retired.
She was a member of Sugar Tree Grove Presbyterian Church, where she was active in church affairs.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Turnbull Funeral Home, Monmouth, with the Rev. Delbert Icenogle officiating. Friends may call Monday and Tuesday at the funeral home; the family will be present from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday to receive friends. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial fund is being established for Sugar Tree Grove Presbyterian Church.
Blomgren, Wanda J.
December 5, 2003
MOLINE - Wanda J. Blomgren, 76, Moline, died Wednesday (Dec. 3, 2003) at home.
Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Esterdahl Mortuary, Ltd., 6601 38th Ave., Moline, with services following at 5 p.m.
Clara M. Brown
April 14, 2004
ALEDO - Clara M. Brown, 91, Aledo, died Tuesday (April 13, 2004) in Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.
She was born Oct. 31, 1912, in Mercer County, the daughter of Carl and Edyth Greer Stoltz.
She married Raleigh C. Brown on July 14, 1935, in Marshall, Iowa. He died May 27, 2000.
Surviving are a son, Raleigh "Rick" Brown, Aledo; a daughter, Sue (and Robert) Crane, Coal Valley; a sister, MarjieAnn Lamberton, Sheridan, Ore.; a sister-in-law, Frances Stoltz, Galesburg; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a sister and two brothers.
She graduated from Aledo High School in 1931.
She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary at the Kraft Cheese Factory in Aledo and a nurse's aide.
She was a Sunday school teacher at the former Burgess Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Aledo.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Fippinger Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles Cunningham officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Aledo Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mercer County Nursing Home.
Lynda L. Bryan
April 16, 2004
MARIETTA - Lynda L. Bryan, 64, Marietta, died at 3:08 a.m. Thursday (April 15, 2004) in OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.
She was born Aug. 14, 1939, in Bushnell, the daughter of Verne and Marjorie Lyons Tudeen.
She married Donovan D. Bryan on Aug. 25, 1957, in Bushnell. He died Dec. 24, 1985.
Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey Bryan and David Bryan, both of Marietta; two brothers, Verne Tudeen, Manito, and Johnny Walker of Wisconsin; a sister, Melanie Hoeft, Peoria; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents.
She made porcelain dolls, one of which was featured on the cover of Doll Crafters Magazine. She was a member of the United Federation of Dolls.
Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, where visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday; friends may call after 2 p.m. Burial will be in Point Pleasant Cemetery near Marietta.
Memorials may be made to any charity.
Bryan, Patsy L.
June 5, 2003
PEORIA - Patsy L. Bryan, 64, 2316 E. Grandview Ave., died at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday (May 21, 2003) at home.
She was born Jan. 9, 1939, in Cuba, the daughter of Lloyd Edward and Kathryn Lucille Hughes Swise.
She married William J. Bryan on March 23, 1958, in Peoria.
Surviving are her husband; four sons, James "Jim" Edward Bryan, Cleveland, Ohio, Gerald "Jerry" Wayne Bryan and William "Billy" Ray Bryan, both of Strongsville, Ohio, and Michael "Mike" Leroy Bryan, Berea, Ohio; one daughter, Patricia "Patty" Carol Bryan, Strongsville, Ohio; four brothers, James (and Betty) Swise, Maquon, John (and Linda) Swise, Cuba, and Danny (and Janice) Swise and Raylee (and Judith) Swise, both of Canton; five sisters, Betty (and Bradley) Richerson, Creve Coeur, Pauline (and Ray) Myers and Francis (and Donald) Barnett, both of Canton, Norma Atchley, Nuevo, Calif., and Peggy (and Harry) Schneider, Peoria Heights; a half sister, Edith Diane Moore; and five grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
She was a homemaker.
Cremation has been accorded. No visitation or services will be held. Cremation Society of Mid-Illinois, Pekin, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a local hospice.
Carlson, Curtis E.
May 31, 2003
ALPHA - Curtis E. Carlson, 79, 102 1st St., Marlane Addition, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday (May 29, 2003) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 28, 1923, in Rio, the son of Fred and Nannie Johnson Carlson.
He married Willodeane Brown on July 18, 1948, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Steve Carlson, Biggsville, and Lowell (and Cheryl) Carlson, Rio; a daughter, Gloria Carlson, Jonesboro, Ga.; a brother, Lester Carlson, Moline; two sisters, Inez Young and Marilyn Main, both of Rio; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a great-grandson.
He graduated from Alpha High School in 1942; and received his associate degree in accounting in 1977 from Carl Sandburg College.
He farmed in the Rio and Oneida areas for 30 years. He also worked in construction with H.L.R. Carlson Construction of Woodhull for 15 years. He also operated an income tax preparation service.
He was a lifelong resident of the Alpha and Oneida areas.
He was a member of the Rio Presbyterian Church; a member and past Patron of the Rio Eastern Star and member and past Master of Rio Masonic Lodge 685. He served on the board of directors of the Oneida Farmers Co-Op for 15 years and was a former leader of the Oneida Livestock 4-H Club for many years.
A World War II U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the Philippines. He was a member and past Commander of the Rylander Milroy American Legion Post 727, Oneida. He was also past Commander of the Illinois American Legion District 15.
Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Dave Dennis officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the chapel, with a Masonic Service at 4 p.m. by Rio Masonic Lodge 685. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be conducted by Rylander Milroy American Legion Post 727.
Memorials may be made to Rylander Milroy American Legion Post 727, Oneida; Rio Masonic Lodge 685; Rio Presbyterian Church; or the American Lung Association.
Kenneth L. Carlson
April 15, 2004
GALESBURG - Kenneth L. Carlson, 60, 1823 Knox Highway 9, died at 7:46 p.m. Tuesday (April 13, 2004) in Heartland Health Care Center.
He was born March 4, 1944, in Galesburg, the son of Laverne and Esther Nelson Carlson.
Surviving are his parents of Galesburg; a brother, Dale (and Mary) Carlson, Galesburg; three nephews; three nieces; three great-nephews and seven great-nieces. He was preceded in death by a sister.
He farmed all his life.
He was baptized at Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Tom Larsen officiating. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Bethphage Mission, St. Mary's Square Living Center or Trinity Lutheran Church.
Lawrence D. Carlson
April 15, 2004
KNOXVILLE - Lawrence D. "Bud" Carlson, 90, a resident of the Knox County Nursing Home, died there at 2:04 a.m. Wednesday (April 14, 2004) of natural causes.
He was born Dec. 12, 1913, in Knoxville, the son of Alden and Clara Nelson Carlson.
He married Virginia A. "Jennie" Godsil on Sept. 24, 1938, in New London, Mo.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Larry (and Marilyn) Carlson, Dahinda; a sister, Dorothy Cottle, Knoxville; a brother, Earl Carlson, Knoxville; two granddaughters; four great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
He was raised and educated in Knoxville and graduated from Knoxville High School in 1932. He was captain of the football team in 1931.
He was co-owner of Carlson Services Trucking Company in Knoxville.
He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, and a former member of the Knoxville Hunting Club, the Knoxville Fire Department and the Knox County Farm Bureau.
Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home, with the Rev. Michel D. Clark officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Knox County Nursing Home or his church.
Carlson, Curtis E.
May 30, 2003
ALPHA - Curtis E. Carlson, 79, Alpha, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday (May 29, 2003) in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.