John Miller Walters
Announcement date: 2008-03-26
John Miller Walters, age 94, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away at 9:04 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, Illinois. John was born on May 6, 1913, in Belmont, Illinois, the son of John Wesley and Dolly Miller Walters.
He was reared and educated in Belmont, attending Belmont schools and Seaton High School.
John married Lois Ruth Douglas on September 22, 1934 in Aledo, Illinois. She preceded him in death on November 3, 1986.
John was a grain and livestock farmer all his life, beginning in the Seaton area, then in the Larchland area for many years. John moved south of Kirkwood in 1954 where he farmed for the rest of his career. John liked to golf and enjoyed local baseball and harness racing. John had served on the Liberty and Kirkwood School boards.
John is survived by two daughters, Karen (Cleo) Dye of Monmouth, Laurie (Rex) Shaver of Kirkwood, one son John H. (Mary) Walters of Monmouth, twelve grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, numerous great great grandchildren. three sisters Estella Hultgren of Aledo, Illinois, Margaret Campbell and Virginia Ewing both of Seaton.
Preceding John in his death are his parents, Wife, one son Terry, two sisters, Pearl Levine and Geneva Welch.
Services: Cremation has been accorded.
A memorial graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on April, 1 2008, in the Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood. No visitation is being planned by his family. A memorial fund is being established for Courtyard Estates in Monmouth.
Mary Lou Pavlic
Announcement date: 2008-03-31
Mary Lou Pavlic, age 84, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at the OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth. Mary Lou was born on November 24, 1923, in Monmouth the daughter of Ralph J. and Mabel Hilsenhoff Redmond.
She was reared and educated in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Public Schools, graduating from Monmouth High School in 1941.
Mary Lou first married Dale Smith in June 19, 1945. She later married Louis Pavlic on March 20, 1967.
Mary Lou first worked at Midwest Manufacturing from 1952 - 1978. After her retirement Mary Lou enjoyed her time working at the Buchanan Center for the Arts for 8 years. Mary Lou was a member of the Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth, and she appreciated the many relationships she had with her friends at the church, Oak Terrace, and Costello. Her life was enriched by the loving care she received from her home health care givers.
Mary Lou is survived by her daughter Daleanne (Myron) Simpson of Cape Coral, Florida, two grandsons, Jerry Clark of Springfield, Illinois and Steven Clark of Santa Barbara, California, one sister-in-law Helen Redmond of Monmouth, cousin Dorothy Ann Hill, and other cousins, nieces and nephews and many special friends at Oak Terrace.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Donald, James and Ralph Redmond.
Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, March 31, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Friends may call from 1:00 p.m. till the time of service at 2:00, where her family will be present to receive friends. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Buchanan Center for the Arts or Immanuel Baptist Church in Monmouth.
Beulah H. Patterson
Announcement date: 2008-03-31
Beulah H. Patterson, age 93, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 1:45 pm on Wednesday March 26th, at her Monmouth residence. Beulah was born on November 5, 1914 in Table Grove, Illinois and is the daughter of Ralph L. and Vada Strode Brown. Beulah was raised in Table Grove where she attended rural schools and High School. She then attended and graduated from Western Illinois State Teacher College in Macomb, Illinois. She married Clarence Powers Patterson on August 20, 1939 in Fairview, Illinois. Beulah first taught elementary school in Ipava, Illinois for a time until her marriage to Clarence. They moved to Toulon, Illinois where Beulah taught as a substitute while she raised her family. In 1959 she and C.P. moved to this area where she taught at the former Cameron School in the Warren School District for a many years. Beulah is a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church and was active in "Icebreakers" fellowship group. She is a member and served as secretary of the Warren County Retired Teachers Association, the former Tuesday reading club, and the Monmouth Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital Auxiliaries. Beulah served as Vice President of the Warren County Heart Association. She also is a member of the Crimson Clan of Monmouth College. She enjoyed antiques, and traveling. Her family and their music has been Beulah's life. Beulah and C.P. meticulously enjoyed their home, their yard, and their flower garden.
Surviving Beulah is her Husband Clarence "C.P." Patterson of Monmouth, Illinois
Two daughters Janet of St.Louis, Missouri and Joyce of Frankfort, Illinois.
Two Grandsons Jared and Derek
Two Sisters Thelma Lane of Moline, Illinois and Melba Stone of Fairview, Illinois
One Brother Gerald Brown of Altamonte Springs, Florida
Three Loving Care Givers Shirley Dehle, Janice Hart, and Doris Tatman all of Monmouth.
Preceding Beulah in death are her Parents, One Grandson Eric, Two Sisters Onita Long and Esther Wright, and One Brother Victor Brown.
Services: A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday March 31, 2008 at Faith United Presbyterian Church in Monmouth. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Her family plans visitation on Sunday afternoon from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements. A memorial fund is established for either the Clarence P and Beulah Brown Patterson Scholarship at Monmouth College, or Faith United Prebyterian Church of Monmouth, Illinois.
Dorothy C. Crandall
Announcement date: 2008-04-13
Dorothy C. Crandall, age 72, of Monmouth, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2008, at Monmouth Nursing Home. Dorothy was born on May 28, 1935 in the home of her parents, Paul and Loma Spence Brown, in the Roseville Township. She was reared and educated in the Roseville area, and graduated from Roseville High School. She also attended beauty school.
Dorothy married Roy Parker Crandall on July 24, 1957, in Macomb, Illinois, he preceded her in death on January 13, 1966. Dorothy worked at Western Stoneware for twenty five years in packaging. She enjoyed playing bingo, playing cards, and most of all enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving Dorothy are three sons; Frank Crandall and Ronda of Monmouth, Charles Crandall and Mary of Monmouth, and Ronald Crandall and Marcy of Monmouth, two sisters; Lola McVey of Galesburg, Illinois, Martha Johnson of Farmington, Illinois, two brothers; Cecil Brown and Pat of Raritan, Illinois, and Lyle Brown and Sandra of Alexis, Illinois. Also surviving is sister-in-law, Alice Brown of Hersey, Illinois, Granddaughters; Brittany, Jenna, Randi Sue, and Karren. Grandsons; David, BJ, Bobby, and Great two great grandchildren; Jersey and Lucas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Nina, and five brothers; Virgil, Dale, Edgar, and infants John and Leonard.
Services: A graveside service will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday morning at Turnbulls in Monmouth. A memorial fund will be designated at a later date.
William L. Blake
Announcement date: 2008-05-15
William L. Blake, age 77, of Monmouth, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at Marigold Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Galesburg, Illinois. William was born on April 30, 1931 in Monmouth, Illinois. He was reared and educated in the Monmouth and Henderson County area. He married Theda Charlene Thompson on October 17, 1956 at Sugar Tree Grove Church, she preceded him on November 17, 1991.
William was first employed by his uncle Russell Blake doing water well drilling. Then he went to work for G. Olen Keister "Keisters" tire center for a number of years. He then worked at Western Stoneware for a number of years also. He finally went to work at Ralph Wells Pet Food for a number of years until his retirement. William is a former member of the Monmouth Eagles Aerie, and he enjoyed tinkering outside and around the yard.
surviving William is one son; Chuck Blake Sr. and Lucretia of Moore, Oklahoma , granddaughters; Tamera N. Blake of Monmouth, Ranette M. Lindsey of Sacremento, California, Janie S. Culver and Joshua of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Grandsons; Charles C. Blake Jr. and Chrissy of Guthrie, Oklahoma, and Kris A. Blake of Monmouth. Also surviving are nine Great Grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and one half brother.
Services: A funeral service will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, May 16, 2008, at Turnbull's in Monmouth. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery.
Charles R. "Chuck" Montgomery
Announcement date: 2008-01-30
Charles R. "Chuck" Montgomery, age 85, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away on Tuesday evening at Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Chuck was born June 27, 1922 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Henry and Ella Hinkle Montgomery. He was raised in Monmouth and attended Monmouth Schools and graduated from Monmouth High School. Chuck then entered service enlisting in the Army and was a driver in many varied capacities during World War II. During his service he was awarded two Bronze Stars. After the war he married Doris Lucille Mettler on July 9, 1949 in Monmouth, Illinois. She preceded him on May 18, 2004. Chuck first worked at the Monmouth Stoneware Company for 3 or 4 years after which he started work with Butler Manufacturing in Galesburg, where he was employed for 32 years as a welder. During lay offs he often worked with local farmers doing farm work. Chuck was always doing something and was a very hard worker. He was dedicated to his family and was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 in Monmouth, Illinois. Chuck also always had an active interest in the Cherokee Nation Association.
Surviving Chuck are two daughters Marjorie Waddell of Olatha, Kansas and Betsy Kreminski
( Karl) of Rotonda West, Florida.
Four Sons Mitchell Montgomery ( Kim) of Rochelle, Illinois, Harold Montgomery ( Sherry) of Independence, Missouri, Martin Montgomery ( Trish) of Monmouth, Illinois; Joseph Montgomery ( Sandy ) of Tempe, Arizona.
Eleven Grandchildren and Ten Great Grandchildren also survive.
Two sisters Lucille Knapp ( Ivan) of Pittsfield, Illinois and LaVerne Beatty of Muscatine, Iowa
Preceding him in death are his parents, a brother Cecil, and two sisters Ruth Kaiser and Mildred Guerke.
Services: A funeral service will be on Friday February 1, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home at 2:00 pm. Interment with military honors will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. His family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 pm prior to the funeral service. A memorial fund is being established for Western Illinois Animal Rescue. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements
Michael Edmond Kelly
Announcement date: 2008-01-30
Michael Edmond Kelly, 62, Kansas City, Missouri., died January 28, 2008, after a courageous and dignified battle with cancer. A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. Kansas City, MO. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Cancer Action, 10520 Barkley St, Suite 100, Overland Park, KS, 66212 in gratitude for their support. Survivors include his wife and best friend Kathryn; daughter, Juleen Veneziano and husband Lou; daughter, Autumn Veneziano and husband Lenny; stepson, William Lopez and wife Aaron; stepson John Lopez; and granddaughter Alyssa. Michael's life was one of love, compassion, integrity, and acceptance. He was an inspiration to all who knew him and will always be loved and alive in our hearts. Arrangements are with Marts Memorial Services in Kansas City, 816-561-8181.
Anne E. Millar
Announcement date: 2008-03-19
Anne E. Millar, age 57, of Rozetta, Illinois, passed away at 12:47 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Galesburg Cottage Hospital. She was born on December 13, 1950, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Robert L. and Charlotte Clayton Gunderson.
Anne was reared and educated in Washington, Illinois, graduating from Washington Community High School in 1968. She then attended Liberty Beauty College in Peoria, Illinois
Anne married R. Richard Millar on June 21, 1969 in Washington, Illinois and he survives.
Anne was a homemaker in her own home. Anne's first love was her grandchildren and family. She loved to travel. Anne was past president of the Warren County Republican Women and a member of the Henderson County Home Extension. She was raised in the Presbyterian Faith. Anne fought a very courageous battle with leukemia.
Surviving are her husband R. Richard Millar of Rozetta, one daughter Kristi Ann Hippen and Jarrod of West Jersey, Illinois, and two grandchildren Elizabeth Anne Hippen and Troy Stuart Hippen of West Jersey, her mother Charlotte Jacocks of Peoria, one sister Susie Reese and Sid of Lakeland, Florida and one brother Robert C. Gunderson and Joan of Peoria and several nieces and a nephew.
Preceding her in death is her father.
Services: A funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2008 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Rozetta Cemetery in Rozetta, Illinois. Her family will receive friends from Noon to 1:00 p.m. prior to the service on Saturday at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established for Monmouth College.
Harry A. Bickerton, Sr.
Announcement date: 2008-03-26
Harry A. Bickerton, Sr., age 79, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, in Oneida, Illinois at the home of his daughter. Harry was born on February 20, 1929, in Charleroi, Pennsylvania the son of Harry and Mary Dick Bickerton.
Harry was reared in Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Business from Western Illinois University and attended Garrett Seminary.
Harry served in the United States Army, seeing combat during the Korean Conflict. He earned many Citations, Recognitions, and awards including the Silver Star, and the Korean War Service Medal.
Harry was married to F. Deane Biggs for 31 years.
Harry served the United Methodist Churches in Western Illinois area from 1962 - 1970. He worked at Wilson Foods doing office work from 1970 - 1975 . Harry was a braider operator at Gates in Galesburg from 1976 - 1982. Lastly he drove a bus for the Warren Achievement 1984-1998, until his retirement.
Harry enjoyed fishing, golf, gardening especially his strawberry patch, baking and cooking, woodworking crafts and was an avid Cardinal fan.
He is survived by two daughters Esther Crain of Ohio, Pauline (Brian) McClay of Oneida, three sons,
Allen Bickerton of Monmouth, David (Kathleen) Bickerton of Galesburg, Illinois, and Mark (Sandy) Bickerton of Woodhull, Illinois, 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, two sisters, Barbara Palfrey of Florida and Dorothy Barness of Pennsylvania. Harry is also survived by a special friend, Claire Felderman of LaClair, Iowa.
He is preceded in death by his parents and Aunt Jean.
Services: A funeral service will 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Visitation will be at Turnbull's on Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30. Entombment with military honors will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Mausoleum, Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established, and will be designated at a later date.
Robert G. Gavin
Announcement date: 2008-04-11
Robert G. Gavin, age 82, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 11:13 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Robert was born on May 23, 1925, in rural Monmouth, the son of George P. and Rose Hennenfent Gavin.
Raised and educated in the Monmouth area, Robert attended the Farmers Academy, and graduated from Monmouth High School.
Robert married Imogene Eversmeyer in July, 1947 in Monmouth. She passed away on September 13, 1959. He married Jane Elaine Nash on February 3, 1968 in Monmouth.
Robert was a lifelong grain and livestock farmer in Warren County. A member and former trustee of the Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth, Robert was also a member of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. Robert was a long time member of the Warren County Board of Review and the Central Warren County Fire Protection District. He served many years as a director of the Monmouth Trust and Savings Bank and its successors. Robert was an initial investor in the Northwest Illinois Cable Co. and a member of the Farm Bureau.
Robert enjoyed woodworking and along with Jane, built a railroad, covered bridge and log cabin on his farm west of Monmouth. He planted thousands of trees on his farms. Robert also enjoyed traveling and annual trips to Florida with Jane.
Surviving are his wife, Jane Gavin, of Monmouth; one son, Timothy P. Gavin, of Champaign, Illinois; two daughters, Connie Gavin (Robert Rothacker) of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, and Candis A. Kern (Jeff) of Martinsville, Virginia. Robert is also survived by grandchildren Amy R. Vore (Jason), Robert C. Gavin, Elizabeth A. Gavin, Benjamin P. Gavin (Anne), Kristen Gavin, and Anne, Catherine and Julia Rothacker. Great-grandchildren are Nathan, Bethany, Megan and Jacob Vore, Ayden and Eleina Thompson, and Benjamin Gavin II. Robert is also survived by his brother Donald Gavin (Bea) and sister Alice Enderlin (Larry), all of Monmouth. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Imogene and nephew Stan Gavin.
Services: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth. Interment will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Monmouth.
Rosary will be said at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening with visitation to follow at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. A memorial fund is being established for Immaculate Conception Church.
Tonya R. Fye
Announcement date: 2008-05-12
Tonya R. Fye, age 27, passed away at 3:53 a.m., Monday, May 12, 2008, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois. She was born on November 8, 1980, in Aledo, Illinois and is the daughter of James R. and Janet Marie Bibee Cooper. She was reared and educated in the Monmouth area, and attended Monmouth Public Schools. Tonya enjoyed art, drawing, and nature. She was a very caring person, and cared deeply for all her family and friends, and cherished the relationships she had with all.
Tonya is survived by one daughter; Naomi Grace blackford of Monmouth, Illinois, her mother; Janet Cooper of Galesburg, two sisters; Anna Haliburton and Dave of Monmouth, Judy Davis of Burlington, Iowa, four brothers; Tino Arteaga and Belinda of Victoria, Illinois, James Arteaga and Cecelia of Galesburg, Scott Cooper and James Cooper, both of Burlington. Also surviving is one Aunt, Janet Reynolds and Gary of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by her father, maternal grandmother, Edna J. Doss.
Services: A funeral service will be on Wednesday, May 14, 2008, at 1:30 p.m., at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Her family will receive friends at Turnbulls the day of the service from 12:00-1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral. Cremation will be accorded following the service. A memorial fund is being established for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.
Nellie P. Harvey
Announcement date: 2008-05-15
Nellie P. Harvey, age 99, of Geneseo, Illinois, formally of Monmouth, passed away at 7:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 13, 2008, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Geneseo. Nellie was born on August 9, 1908, in Trimble, Missouri, she is the daughter of Hale Columbus and Lela Mae Evans Scalf. She was reared and educated in the Kirkwood area. Nellie first married Jesse James Larimer, she then married Dewey George Harvey on November 25, 1939.
Nellie worked for a time at the Lake City Arsenal in Kansas City, Missouri, she also cleaned house for many people. Later she spent more time being a homemaker. She was a gifted seamstress, and enjoyed working in her garden, and loved flowers. She also enjoyed making and selling baked goods.
Nellie is survived by two sons; George H. Harvey of Monmouth, Lloyd Harvey of Worthington, Ohio, one daughter, Haleen Riles of Aurora, Missouri, five granddaughters; Sheila Tedder of Oklahoma, Paula Larimer of Missouri, Sara Skow of Indiana, Sandi Larimer, and Kim Harvey. Five grandsons; Michael Larimer of Missouri, John Larimer of Missouri, Bill Larimer of Missouri, Matt Larimer, and David Harvey. Also surviving is one brother, Fred Scalf of Knoxville, Illinois, and numerous Great Grand and Great-Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sons; James Larimer, Bill Larimer, one daughter, Alice Mae Larimer, four brothers; Glen Scalf, Bill Scalf, Leroy Scalf, George Scalf, and two sisters; Estelee Saunders and Myrtle Sullivan.
Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will receive friends from 9:30 till the time of service at 10:30 a.m.. Interment will be in Center Grove Cemetery in Kirkwood. A memorial fund is being established and will be designated at a later date
Karen M. Bruce
Announcement date: 2008-01-25
Karen Marie Bruce, 65, of Viola, passed away Friday, January 25, 2008, at Trinity Medical Center in Rock Island, Illinois surrounded by her children and their father John Harvey Bruce.
She was born November 28, 1942, in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of Robert E. Martin and Martha M. Johnson Armstrong.
Karen was reared in Monmouth, attending Monmouth schools.
She married John Harvey Bruce on April 24, 1965 in Aledo, Illinois
Survivors include her children, Dawn and Jeff Rumburg, Seaton; Tina Christian, Moline; Laura and Chris Stratton, Viola; John and Elizabeth Bruce, Viola; her grandson whom she raised Michael and Kathy Bruce, Viola; 12 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and 4 very special friends; Bonnie Jacobs, Matherville, Johnny Adams, Matherville, Judy Street , Oklahoma and Kathy Crose, Viola.
Karen spent her days caring for her youngest grandchildren which was her greatest joy in life.
Preceding her in death were her parents, one sister, Laura Ella and her great friend Janet (Mabel) Maynard.
Services: A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2008, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. Her family plans to receive friends at Turnbull Funeral Home on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
A memorial fund is being established to be designated later.