Sept. 17, 1907 - Feb. 2, 2003
MONROE CITY - Jewell Beatrice Donel, 95, of St. Louis and formerly of Monroe City, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Spanish Lake Nursing Home in St. Louis.
Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Second Baptist Church in Monroe City. The Rev. Albert Cartmill will officiate. Burial will be at St. Jude Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City and from 10 a.m. until time of services Saturday at the church.
Mrs. Donel was born Sept. 17, 1907, in Sharpsburg to James and Sarah Settles Smith.
She was married to Elbert (Ace) Donel. He preceded her in death Sept. 18, 1965.
Survivors include one niece, Izetta May Monday of St. Louis; four great-nieces, Anna Baskin-Harris of Blackjack, Harriet Baskin-White of St. Louis, Andrea Robinson of Kansas City, Mo., and Debra Robinson of Waterloo, Iowa; one great-nephew, Mozell H. Baskin of Denver, Colo.; a host of other nieces and nephews; and one sister-in-law, Marie Donel of Monroe City.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one niece, Wylma Smith-Robinson.
Mrs. Donel attended Sharpsburg grade school, St. Travis School in Quincy, Ill., and Hannibal High School. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church of Monroe City where she served as church treasurer for 47 years. Mrs. Donel did domestic work in many families' homes around Monroe City for many years. She also worked for the Monroe City Bank as a custodian for many years.
Pallbearers will be Mozell Baskin, Randy Cartmill, Leland Dickerson, Clifton Sharp Jr. and Monzell Sharp.
Lloyd G. Bimson
PALMYRA - Lloyd G. Bimson, 71, of Taylor, died at 2:40 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the funeral chapel. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.
Marilyn Arlene Bassett
Dec. 14, 1948 - Jan. 31, 2003
MONROE CITY - Marilyn Arlene Bassett, 54, of Monroe City, died at 1:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. today at Garner Funeral Chapel in Monroe City. The Rev. Paul Washington will officiate. Burial will be at St. Jude Cemetery in Monroe City.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until time of services today at the funeral chapel.
Mrs. Bassett was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Monroe City to George and Elizabeth Scott Washington.
She was married to William Thomas Bassett Sr. on Feb. 16, 1969, in Monroe City. He survives.
Other survivors include five sons, William Bassett Jr. of Germany, Anthony Bassett of Atlanta, Ga., and Jerome, Marcus and Dana Bassett, all of Monroe City; one daughter, Latoya Bassett of Monroe City; four brothers, William and Bobby Washington, both of Hannibal, Larry Washington of La Grange and Richard Washington of Quincy; two sisters, Alice Talton of Monroe City and Jean Small of Peoria, Ill.; three grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters; and three brothers.
Mrs. Bassett attended Monroe City schools. She was a member of the Promiseland Church of Monroe City.
Pallbearers will be Mike, Ronnie and Ed Washington, and Ed, Clay and Jermaine Talton.
MONROE CITY - Helen Blast, 100, of Hunnewell, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at Monroe City Manor.
Funeral services are pending at the Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.
William (Bill) Harke
Oct. 22, 1931 - Feb. 3, 2003
TROY - William (Bill) Harke, 71, of Troy, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at St. Luke's Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Father Thomas Wissler will officiate. Burial will be at Troy City Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family Funeral Home-Troy Chapel.
Mr. Harke was born Oct. 22, 1931, in Old Monroe to Albert and Cora Burkemper.
He was married to Shirley Peitzman on Oct. 24, 1953, in Old Monroe. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Kenny Harke; three daughters, Nancy Nichols, Linda Flinn and Phyllis Harke; two brothers, Harold and Howard Harke; one sister-in-law, Betty Harke; and 10 grandchildren, Nathan, Jared, Jesse, Nicholas and Sarah Flinn, Rachel, Laura Jo and Kymberly Harke, and Curtis and Kristen Nichols.
Geneva G. McDaniel
Aug. 16, 1939 - Feb. 4, 2003
LOUISIANA - Geneva Goldie McDaniel, 63, of Louisiana, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2003, at her home.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Collier Funeral Home in Louisiana. The Rev. Steve Summers will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home.
Mrs. McDaniel was born Aug. 16, 1939, in Hazen, Ark., to Ferdinand and Mirtie Reese Harvey.
She was married to Ralph Thurman McDaniel on April 4, 1956, in Phoenix, Ariz. He survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Allen Russell McDaniel and Michael Dwayne McDaniel, both of Louisiana, and Joey Thurman McDaniel of Hannibal; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; five brothers, Jerry Don Harvey, Bobby Lynn Harvey, Gary Wayne Harvey, R.C. Harvey and Johnny Troy Harvey, all of Jacksonville, Ark.; four half-brothers; and two sisters, Berry Louise Lambert of Jacksonville, Ark., and Ruby Mae Morris of Clayton, Okla.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; and two sisters.
James V. O'Donnell
Feb. 17, 1950-Feb. 2, 2003
HANNIBAL - James V. O'Donnell, 52, a Hannibal community leader and sponsor of numerous athletic youth programs, died at 5:53 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at his home. He was owner of James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Holy Family Church in Hannibal. Father Mike Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Family Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the James O'Donnell Athletic Scholarship Fund at Hannibal High School, the Athletic Fund at Holy Family Catholic School or the charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. O'Donnell was born Feb. 17, 1950, in Hannibal to Harold M. and Dortha V. Dent O'Donnell.
He was married to Linda L. Trail on May 30, 1970, in Hannibal. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, James J. O'Donnell of Hannibal, Rory P. O'Donnell of Raleigh, N.C., and Jordan M. O'Donnell of Hannibal; one sister, Carol (Missy) Parker of Columbia; one aunt, Margaret Dent of Hannibal; three nieces, Traci Truesdale of Chicago, and Julie Hague and Meghan Bixby, both of Columbia; one nephew, Chris Bowling of Columbia; and one great-niece, Arleigh Truesdale of Chicago.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant sister, Mary O'Donnell; two aunts, Helen O'Donnell Davis and Gracille King; and one uncle, Virgil Dent.
Mr. O'Donnell attended McCooey High School and Hannibal High School. He was a 1968 graduate of Christian Brothers High School in Quincy. He attended Centerville, Iowa, Junior College before beginning his course work at the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. He completed his course study in February 1971 and returned to Hannibal for his apprenticeship.
Mr. O'Donnell owned and operated James O'Donnell Funeral Home. He began there in 1973, working alongside his aunt, Helen O'Donnell Davis, until she retired from active involvement in the funeral home in 1990.
He was a member of Holy Family Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus Council No. 907, the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus-Bishop Byrne Assembly, the Missouri Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, the Tri-State Funeral Directors, Farmers & Merchants Bank Board of Directors, Hannibal Pacesetters, Hannibal Country Club, YMCA, Y Men's Club, Kiwanis, Odd Fellows, Goodfellows, Hannibal Boat Club, Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Hannibal Pops Club, Lions Club, NAACP, Hannibal High School Booster Club, Hannibal Parks & Recreation Board and Hull Lions Club. He was a sponsor of the Kids in Motion program and H.I.S. Kids.
Pallbearers will be Terry Miller, Michael Fohey, Bruce Brown, Tom Murphy, John Freiling, Otto Bailey, Jerry O'Donnell, Frank Crowe, Sterling Hull, Joe Miller and Archie Hayden.
Honorary pallbearers will be everyone who knew and loved Mr. O'Donnell.
Helen Williams Silvey
Nov. 7, 1918 - Jan. 31, 2003
HANNIBAL - Helen Williams Silvey, 84, of Hannibal, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Beth-Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Steve Lake will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hannibal.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the funeral home.
Mrs. Silvey was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Vandalia to Camp Clark and Ruby McDannell Williams.
She was married to James S. Silvey on Feb. 14, 1959, in Tampa, Fla. He preceded her in death Jan. 5, 1996.
Survivors include one stepson, Kenny Silvey of Hannibal; two granddaughters, Kerri Willing of Hannibal and Kristi Mitchell of Palmrya; one sister, Edna Fern Pryor of Hannibal; one niece, Penny Fowler of Monroe City; one nephew, David Pryor of Clarence; four great-grandchildren, Kristopher Willing, Kaitlyn Willing, Logan Mitchell and Mason Mitchell.
Mrs. Silvey was the retired owner/operator of Helen's Beauty Shop. She was a member of Fifth Street Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or to the donor's choice.
Pallbearers will be Floyd Whitaker, Jim Matson, David Pryor, Allen Pryor, Chad Fowler and Jared Mitchell.
Roscoe Russell Charlton
Oct. 23, 1953 - Jan. 31, 2003
HANNIBAL - Roscoe Russell Charlton, 49, of Hannibal, died at 5:13 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, 2003, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. The Rev. Paul Bond officiated. Burial was at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal.
Visitation was from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at the funeral home.
Mr. Charlton was born Oct. 23, 1953, in Hannibal to Roscoe and Shirley M. Elledge Charlton Jr.
Survivors include his girlfriend and special caregiver, Becky Durand; his mother, Shirley Charlton of Hannibal; two stepdaughters, Stephanie Brawley of Hannibal and Tasha Jennings of Kansas City, Mo.; one stepson, Chris Durand of Hannibal; one brother, Danny Charlton Sr. and his wife, Paula of Hannibal; two nephews, Danny Charlton Jr., and Greg Charlton, both of Hannibal; one sister, Sharon Lucas, her husband, Bennie, and their son, Darek Lucas, all of Hannibal; and two very special grandchildren, Tyler and Jaiden.
He was preceded in death by his father; and his grandparents.
Mr. Charlton worked as plant operator for Quincy Soybean Co. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers were Bob Dittman, Rick Smith, Greg Charlton, Danny Charlton Jr., Robert Charlton, Chris Durand, Darek Lucas and Bennie Lucas.
Lawrence David (Junior) White
July 26, 1931 - Jan. 28, 2003
DONIPHAN - Lawrence David (Junior) White, 71, of Doniphan and formerly of Hannibal, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, at Ripley County Memorial Hospital in Doniphan.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Feb. 1, in Doniphan. Burial was at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Doniphan.
Mr. White was born July 26, 1931, in St. Louis to Lawrence H. and Mary Irene Eckert White.
He was married to Margaret Williams in 1975. She preceded him in death in 1990. In 1992, he was married to Daisy Vaughan in Moline, Ill. She survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Larry White of New Martinsville, W.Va., Danny White of Lafayette, Ind., and Jimmy White of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Linda Norris of New Martinsville and Michele White of Frankfort, Ind.; one sister, Margie Capp and husband, Maurice, of Hannibal; one half-brother, James P. Monroe and wife, Carol, of Portage, Ind.; and one half-sister, Louella Donn and husband, Danny, of the state of Florida; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter; and one grandson.
Mr. White moved to Hannibal in 1944. He attended Hannibal schools and was employed at Bluff City Shoe Factory. He later moved to Indiana where he was employed by USS Steel Co. in Gary, Ind. He retired as superintendent of the machine shop at Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. in Rock Falls, Ill. After retiring, he moved to Mammoth Springs, Ark., and later to Doniphan. He enjoyed his hobby of woodworking. Mr. White was a member and trustee of Doniphan Eagles Lodge and Masonic Lodge of Freeport, Ill.
MESA, Ariz. - Max Heimer, 72, of Mesa, Ariz., died Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, in Mesa.
Mariposa Gardens Funeral Care in Mesa is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his children; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Heimer owned and operated All Screens in Mesa. He was a 1953 graduate of Hannibal-LaGrange College, where he was on the basketball team, studied radio /television announcing and the ministries. A cat lover, Mr. Heimer always had room for one more stray.
Memorials may be made to this area's local humane society or local hospice.
MONROE CITY - Jewell Donnell, 95, of St. Louis and formerly of Monroe City, died at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 2, 2003, at Spanish Lake Nursing Home in St. Louis.
Funeral services are pending at Garner Funeral Home in Monroe City.