65, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 6:45 PM Monday, December 9, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born on June 8, 1948 in Galesburg to Robert D. and Marjorie Swanson Griffith. He married Constance “Coni” Pattison on June 20, 1970 in Galesburg. She survives.
Also surviving is his mother Marjorie Griffith of Galesburg; two daughters, Heather and Kevin Holmes and Lydia Griffith, both of Galesburg; two brothers, R. David Griffith of Desert Palms, Calif. and Thomas J. Griffith of Galesburg; and a grandson, Brett James Holmes. Also surviving are nieces and nephews and one great nephew.
James served an apprenticeship and became a union carpenter working for 10 years. He then worked at Dick Blick for 32 years. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and Local #360 where he served as a warden. He was also a member of the Alpha Masonic Lodge #155. An avid outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting and collecting Indian artifacts. He raised homing pigeons and was a member of the Galesburg Pigeon Club. He was a collector of antique cars, trucks and motorcycles.
His three girls were the light of his life. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his grandson.
Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with Rev. Pamela Marolla officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Friday, December 13, 2013 at the Chapel. Cremation will follow the services. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Harbor Light Hospice. Online condolences may be offered at www.h-p-w.com.
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65, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 6:45 PM Monday, December 9, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born August 14, 1920 in Rio Twp. Knox Co. Ill. the daughter of Charles and Pearl Klinglesmith Bell. She married Earl R. Copeland in Clinton, Iowa on February 16, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Earl and (Carolyn) Copeland of Oneida, Ill. and James and (Diane) Copeland of Galesburg, Ill.; two daughters, Marsha and (John) Tock of Leonore, Ill and Nancy (Gerald) Underwood of Andover, Ill.; ten grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren, and numerous great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers and four sisters.
Catherine worked as a cook for the Altona Grade School for 10 years. She volunteered at Cottage and St. Mary Hospital and also the Rescue Mission. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Faith Circle.
Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 am Thursday December 12, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Pastor Mary Runge will officiate. Visitation will be 10-11 am Thursday. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, the Galesburg Rescue Mission, or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.Read more →
82, of Galesburg, Ill. died 1:10 p.m. Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born July 17, 1931 in Galesburg to Percy and Elma Rickord Duvall. She married Edward Eugene Soper in1951. She later married Carl D. Motz on October 25, 1969 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death October 25, 2002.
Surviving is a daughter, Penny Lou Barnes of O’Fallon, Mo., three grandchildren, Christina Henry, Robert Barnes and Dennis Barnes and six great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and a sister.
Shirley worked for Maytag Manufacturing Company in Galesburg for nine years. She was a member of the Young Democrats. She enjoyed reading, ceramics and embroidering. She was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan.
Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 6, 2013 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Norman Mendell will officiate. Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
age 54 of Galesburg, Ill. died Thursday December 5, 2013 at 12:30 AM at Heartland Health Care Center.
She was born May 3, 1959 in Cameron, Mo. the daughter of Larry and Sharlene Herter Donaldson. She married Lanny Williams in Galesburg, Ill. in 1977 and later married Robert Stoneking in Galesburg, Ill. in 1985.
Vicky is survived by her mother Sharlene and John Brand of Galesburg, Ill., her father Larry Donaldson of Quincy, Ill., one son Montgomery Stoneking of Galesburg, Ill., one brother Vaughn and Terry Donaldson of Dallas, Tx., and one uncle Dale and Barbara Herter of Gibbon, Nb.
She graduated from Galesburg High School and Knox College. She was a school teacher at Little Satellite in Bushnell and was assistant manager at Pizza Hut.
Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Wednesday December 11, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Chapel with Rev. Richard Shriber officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in East Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or to the family.
92, of Galesburg, Ill. died at 8:13 pm, Wednesday, December 4, 2013 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born December 2, 1921 in Bagley, Wis. the daughter of Claude I. and Sadie Beer Quarterman. She married George R. Pico in Burlington, Iowa on September 17, 1940. He preceded her in death on July 8, 1994.
She is survived by two sons, Kent (Sharon) Pico of Bushnell, Ill. and Craig Pico of Monmouth, Ill.; two daughters, Jeanine (Dale) Rickords of Knoxville, Ill. and Paula (Jim) Rich of Galesburg; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brother, Clyde and a granddaughter, Krista.
She worked at W.T. Grants for 3 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the United Transportation Union Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
Graveside services are scheduled for 10 am Monday, December 9, 2013 in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Rev. James Ecklund will officiate. Visitation will be 9-10 am Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice. Online condolences may be offered at www.h-p-w.com
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87, of Galesburg, Ill. died 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born June 13, 1926 in Maquon, Ill. to Paul D. and Trella J. Wells Chase. He married Rose J. Torio February 23, 1946 in Metuchen, N.J. She survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Gary (and Lindsey) Chase of Galesburg, Jeffrey (and Suzie) Chase of Aurora, Colo. and Kevin (and Annetta) Chase of Galesburg, six grandchildren, Lori Chase, Brian (and Emilie) Chase, Aaron (and Jenny) Chase, Zacory (and Tracie) Chase, Joshua (and Nikki) Chase and Aimee Chase, and four great-grandchildren, Cobi Chase, David Chase, Mia Chase and Samantha Chase. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Keith Chase and a sister Floy Bantz.
Robert was a yard foreman at Galesburg Builders Supply Company for 39 years and retired December of 1990. He was a WWII Navy veteran serving from 1944 to 1946. He received 2 stars in the Asiatic Pacific Area and two stars in the Philippine Liberation. He also received the WWII Victory Medal. On September 7, 2010 he went on the Honor Flight out of the Quad Cities. He was a member of the Ralph M. Noble American Legion, Post # 285. He was a member of the Alpha Masonic Lodge #155 A.F. & A.M. and the Shriners International. He was also a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Galesburg. Robert enjoyed dancing and woodworking.
Cremation will be accorded. Memorial service will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 9, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Robert’s nephew Rev. David Bantz will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Chapel. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Galesburg with military rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285. Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital or Galesburg Community Foundation. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
85, of Galesburg, passed away at 3:45 Wednesday Dec 4th 2013 at Washington Christian Village surrounded by his loving family. Gene was born July 21st, 1928 in Dahinda, Illinois to Robert and Lillian (Clark) Stewart. He married Doris Meline on April 17, 1949. She preceded him in death on November 3, 1981. Gene married Betty Tousley on June 9, 1984 and she preceded him in death on September 19, 2002. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings; Mary (John) Alderson, Margaret (Bob) Hendricks, Edward (Mary) Stewart, and Everett (Alice) Stewart. Gene is survived by two brothers David (Theresa) Stewart and Paul (Dorothy) Stewart. Gene and Doris have three surviving Children, Robert (Terri) of Dunlap, Ralph (Lisa) of Peoria, and Julie Penn of Washington. Gene has 7 grandchildren, Craig, Beth, Kyle(Nicki), Michael, Patrick (Sarah), Christina, and Emily. One step grandchild, Chrissy and four great grandchildren; Ellie, Connor, Julia and Jack. He has 3 stepsons with Betty; Randy, Troy and Donnie Tousley.
Gene worked at the John Deere Plow Planter Works in East Moline, IL for 37 years where he was known as Bob by his work mates. Gene always worked spare jobs either helping on the family farm or working with his friends conducting estate auctions. After retiring from John Deere he volunteered full time as the Grounds and Maintenance Manager at the Knox County Fairgrounds. He made many friends on the Fair Board and his greatest joy was hosting his grandchildren on his golf cart at the Fair and treating them to free carnival rides during fair week. Gene was a life member of the Galesburg Elks Lodge helping on many community projects and voted Elk member of the year for all the service projects and commitment to fund raising. Gene had many hobbies, but he loved to fish for catfish and his fishing buddies from the Knoxville and Galesburg area took trips several times a year. Gene’s favorite time was the trips he made in later years to Rend Lake. Gene was a devoted family man giving unselfishly to all his family and friends and someone who people could always count on to pitch in and help in time of need. Gene would want to have it known how much he loved and appreciated his Daughter Julie, and Daughter In Law, Terri for the loving care they provided these last few years
Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with burial to follow in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the chapel. Memorial gifts may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
103, formerly of Abingdon, Ill. died at 11:05 pm, Monday, December 2, 2013 in Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Ill.
She was born August 6, 1910 in Camden, Ill. the daughter of Charles and Emilla Phillips Shelts. She married Ralph Reeder on February 22, 1930 in Rushville, Ill. He preceded her in death on October 5, 2004.
She is survived by two sons, Dr. Donald Reeder of Galesburg and James (and Judy) Reeder of Sanford, N.C.; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She and her husband farmed in the Rushville and Bushnell areas for over 40 years before retiring in 1972. They moved to Abingdon in 1973. Eva was a member of the Abingdon United Methodist Church.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013 at the Brooklyn United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, Ill., Schuyler County. Rev. Glen Bocox will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Brooklyn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Brooklyn Cemetery Fund. Hinchliff-Pearson- West Galesburg Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
81, of Peoria, Ill. died November 28, 2013, Thanksgiving Day, while surrounded by his wife, children and family.
He was born February 18, 1932 in Appanoose Township, Hancock County, Ill. to Leonard (Bud) and Helen Cain. He was brother to Bill (Mable) Cain, Alice Belle (Frank) Ruschill, Sarah (Ken) Hoenig and Cynthia Cain. He married Nancy Ann True in 1953. He married Judy Tucker Dunlap in June 2000. He attended Colusa High School, graduating in 1950. He attended and graduated from Carl Sandburg Junior College with a degree in Fire Science Technology. He joined the Galesburg Fire Department in 1962, retiring in 1995. Bob enjoyed carpentry, gardening/canning, hunting and travel. He was affiliated with the Galesburg Carpenters Union and Habitat for Humanity. Attending Presbyterian churches throughout his lifetime, he was a member of the First Federated Church of Peoria. He resided in Tucson, Ariz. For five months during the winter season for the past 14 years.
Survived by his wife, Judy Cain of Peoria; his four children, Carl (Merilee) Cain of North Liberty, Iowa, Fred (Lisa) Cain of Texarkana, Texas, Robert Alan (Lea) Cain of Galesburg, Ill., and Cheryl Jo (Rodney) Stickle of Mokena, Ill.; and step-children, Alice Dunlap of San Diego, Calif., Emily (Patrick) Dunlap-Loach of Houston, Texas, and Jane Dunlap of Peoria. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, one step-grandson and seven great grandchildren; with two more great grandchildren on the way. He was preceded by his parents, Bud and Helen Cain and his sister, Alice Belle.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, December 2, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Dr. Forrest Krummel will officiate. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Myers Cemetery, near Pontoosuc, Ill. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the chapel. There will be a memorial fund in honor of John Cain set up at the F&M Bank in Galesburg and Peoria.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to all those praying for Bob over the past three weeks as well as to the dedicated intensive care unit staff of doctors and nurses at Unity Point Health- Methodist Hospital of Peoria. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
85, of Galesburg, died at 1:06 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2013 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
He was born December 10, 1927 in Viola, Ill. the son of Verril and Alta (Adcock) Lytle. He married Betty Bewley on October 30, 1949 in Wataga, Ill.
He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Betty; two sons, Tom Lytle of Knoxville and Denny Lytle of Galesburg; six grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; a brother, Larry Lytle of Wataga; and three sisters, Ruth Pierce of Wataga, Barbara Eiker of Normal, Ill., and Carol Sargeant of Avon, Ill. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Randy, a daughter-in-law, Linda and three brothers.
Richard worked for Rowe Manufacturing for 34 years and then for School District 202 for 12 years, retiring in 1992. He graduated from Wataga High School in 1946 and attended Brown’s Business College. Richard was a member of the Henderson United Methodist Church. He enjoyed dancing and was a member of Bootkickers International and the Wooden Nickel Dance Club. He was a member of Alpha Masonic Lodge #155. He enjoyed bowling, gardening and playing baseball in his younger years.
Funeral will be 10 am Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. David Kramer and Rev. Suzanne Geer will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 pm Tuesday at the chapel. Masonic rites will be 7 pm Tuesday at the chapel. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, American Cancer Society or Henderson United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
87, a resident of Seminary Manor in Galesburg, passed away on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
She was born January 9, 1926 in Kelly Township in Warren County, Ill., the daughter of Biddle Valentine Watson and Rhea Hortense Mills Watson. She married David Ellison Parnell on April 7, 1944, who preceded her in death.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne McCraw (husband, Robert) of Columbia, S.C.; two grandsons, Jason Gary (Karen Peters VanEssen) Hartwig of Los Angeles, Calif. and Jared Michael Hartwig (Ariel) of Charleston, S.C.; one sister, Helen W. Howard of Coos Bay, Ore.; and three nieces.
Frances graduated from London Mills Community High School, after which time she moved to Galesburg, initially working as a secretary to the Dean of Students at Knox College. After staying at home for a few years raising her daughter, she was employed at Willis Steel Corporation as bookkeeper, where she worked for over 30 years.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and Daughters of the American Revolution. Her great passion was playing bridge and socializing with her many friends.
Cremation will be accorded. A memorial graveside service will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. The Rev. David Esche will officiate. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 North Prairie Street, Galesburg, IL 61401. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
age 69, a resident of the Monmouth Nursing Home and formerly of Berwick, died at 1:10 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the nursing home.
She was born May 2, 1944 in Long Island, New York, the daughter of Oswald and Marion (Bloom) Blumberg. She married Robert Anderson and they later divorced. She then married Gale Wall, who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two infant children, one brother, Bob and one great-grandson, Justin.
She is survived by four children from her first marriage, Lydia Utsinger of Galesburg, Lynda (Mark) Anderson of Berwick, Lucynda Sargeant of Galesburg and Robert “Andy” Anderson of El Paso, Texas; one child by her second marriage, Gregory (Christy) Wall of Galesburg; 13 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; three step-children, Louann Wall of Galesburg, Gary Wall of Galesburg and Larry Wall of Moline; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Thomas Blumberg in Florida; and one sister, Marilyn Blumberg in Florida.
She was a homemaker. She also worked at the Knox County Nursing Home in Knoxville and the former Americana Care Center in Galesburg. She later worked at Dollar General in Galesburg. She enjoyed bingo, working crossword puzzles, watering her plants, taking care of animals, cooking, fishing and spending time with her great-grandchildren.
As she requested, cremation will be accorded. To celebrate her life, a potluck luncheon will be held from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Sunday, December 15, 2013 at the Abingdon American Legion. Please bring a dish to pass. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Monmouth Nursing Home or OSF Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
He was born May 15, 1924 in Maquon Township Knox County, Ill. the son of Eldon Noble and Hortense Helena Hughs Hunter. He married Doris Chenoweth on June 22, 1968 in Palmyra, Mo. She preceded him in death on February 28, 2000.
He is survived by his companion of many years, Virginia Cline and close friends Richard and Marcia Olomon. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Peggy Sue Hunter in 1953.
Vern worked for OMC Gale Products. He also worked for Brinks, Inc. and Eagle Grocery Store. He was a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge #880 and was a former member of the Elks Lodge #894. Vern enjoyed riverboat gambling and dancing. He was an avid fisherman. Vern loved his cat, “Boots”.
A Celebration of his Life is scheduled for 1 pm Monday, December 2, 2013 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Jim Ecklund will officiate. There will be no visitation. Burial will be in Gilson Cemetery at a later date. As per Vern’s wishes, he has donated his body to Mayo Clinic for research. Memorials may be made to Guardian Angels Humane Society, Knox County Humane Society or charity of the Donor’s choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.Read more →
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