Eula H. Johnston - 77
8/21/1937 - 1/9/2015
Alexis, IL Johnston, Eula H. Eula H. Johnston, 77, of Alexis, Il, died 11:20...
Mary Olson - 87
9/2/1927 - 1/6/2015
Monmouth, IL MARY LAURA TUBBS OLSON Mary Laura Tubbs Olson, a resident of Monmouth...

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Dennis Fancher - 57

10/18/1957 - 12/14/2014
Little York, IL Dennis G. Fancher, 57 of Little York, IL passed away Sunday December 14, 2014, 5:20 am at his home. He was born October 18, 1957 in Monmouth, IL the son of Howard and Geraldine Fancher. He is survived by one daughter Ashley Fancher of Little York, IL; one grandson Michael Ruhl; and one sister Donna Cunningham of FL. He was preceded in death by his parents. He loved to garden and he enjoyed his career as a truck driver. He loved his grandson and loved spending time with him. He loved his family and also loved spending time with the Walter’s family. He liked to fish and was an avid outdoorsman. Memorial Service Friday December 19, 2014 6:00 pm at the Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel Monmouth, IL. Memorials may be made in his memory. Online condolences may be left at Wise Family Hoover Hall Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL is in charge of the arrangements.

Robert F. Ehlen - 86

12/3/1927 - 11/25/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Robert F. Ehlen, 86, Monmouth, IL, died 11:14 P.M. Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born December 3, 1927 at Canton, Illinois, the son of Herman John and Ellen Marie (Walker) Ehlen. He was raised and educated in Canton and Galesburg and graduated from Galesburg High School in 1945. Bob married Beverly Rose Brown on April 19, 1952 in Evansville, Indiana and she preceded him in death on January 16, 1991. He served in the U.S. Army as a Lt. Col. for 20 years, serving during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. He served as one of General McArthur’s Honor Guards post World War II. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Ronda (Gregg Sage) Willhardt of Monmouth, Debbie ( Mike Heise) Maritz of Sheffield, IL and Robert ( Glenda) Ehlen of Cameron, 5 grandsons, I granddaughter, 1 great granddaughter, one brother, Dale Ehlen of Galesburg and his companion, Bonnie McCann of Monmouth, along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and 1 brother. Graveside committal with military honors will be 1:30 P.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Memorials may be left for the OSF St. Francis Cardiac Care Unit. Online condolences may be left at

Loren William Conard - 81

3/2/1933 - 11/24/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Loren W. Conard, 81, of Monmouth, died 1:11 A.M. Monday, November 24, 2014 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. He was born March 2, 1933 in rural Monmouth, the son of Buford and Mildred (Griffee) Conard. He was raised and educated in the Monmouth area and graduated from Monmouth High School. Loren served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He farmed all of life in Warren County. He loved collecting John Deere and train items. When his children were young, he enjoyed helping them show cattle at the Warren County Prime Beef Festival. He also enjoyed watching his children play sports. He was a member of the Fairview United Methodist Church, and had served on the Lenox Township Board and on the Warren County Prime Beef Committee, serving as President in 1980. Those left to cherish his memory are his children, Tamara (Todd) Patterson of Rockford, IL, Torrey (Pat) Conard of West Chicago, IL, Tab (Candy) Conard of Monmouth, grandchildren Bob (Tara) Conard, Laura Conard, Julia Conard, Brittany Conard, Cecily Conard and Landon Conard and one great grandson, Cassiday Sprague, along with his companion Jodi Anderson of Galesburg. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Ty Conard. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Fairview United Methodist Church with Rev. Gabriel Wanch. Burial with military honors will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Visitation with his family will be on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until time of services at the church. Memorial may be left for Fairview United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be left at

John Roodhouse - 87

5/5/1927 - 11/12/2014
Rogers, Arkansas John Roodhouse, Jr, 87, of Rodgers, Arkansas, died Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at the Marigold Nursing Home, Galesburg. He was born May 5, 1927, the son of John and Gladys Marie (Hart) Roodhouse, Sr. in Roodhouse, Illinois. He was the great grandson of the founder of Roodhouse, Illinois. He graduated from Roodhouse High School of 1947. John was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served in Guam during World War II. John married Naomi Elene Edwards on July 30, 1948 in Roodhouse and she preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 2009. During his adult he lived in Manchester, Illinois, Roodhouse, Monmouth, St. Louis, MO and Rogers, Arkansas and spent winter months in Harlingen, TX for over 20 years.. He formally worked as a farmer and retired after 30 years as a plant manager from Getty Oil Company (formally Skelgas). He loved to fish and listen to Cardinal Baseball games. He was gifted at growing beautiful flowers and gardens and would spend hours making woodwork crafts. He was a member of the American Legion. Those left to cherish his memory are six children, John Edward (Sally) Roodhouse of Little York, Susan James of Galesburg, David Lee (Vickie) Roodhouse of Rhineland, MO, Peggy Ann (Don) of Kansas, MO Mark (Linda) Bradford of Republic, MO and Lida (Ed) Lewis of Dallas, TX, 11 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, brother and sisters, James (Darlene) Roodhouse of Pekin, Nancy Briggs of East Peoria, Mary Lou (Raymond) Coker of Bloomington and Dick (Bonnie) Roodhouse of Roodhouse He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services and burial will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 18, 2014 in Fernwood Cemetery, Roodhouse, Illinois. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth assisted the family with local arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Ralph William Bushnell - 76

11/28/1937 - 11/2/2014
Gerlaw, Illinois Ralph W. Bushnell, 76, of Gerlaw, died Sunday, November 02, 2014, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth. He was born November 28, 1937 at Abingdon, Illinois, the son of Ralph William, Sr. and Mary Doris (Stegall) Bushnell. He was raised and educated in rural Alexis until the age of twelve and then moved to Hampton, Illinois. Ralph married May Ann Slattery on February 11, 2005 at Gerlaw, and she survives. He served for two years in the U.S. Army and then for twenty years in the U. S. Air Force and then worked for the Department of the Navy, retiring in 1993. He then farmed in the Gerlaw area. He loved to repair equipment. He was a lifetime member of the J.W. Clendinin V.F.W. Post 2301 and the National Rifle Association. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Mary Ann of Gerlaw, four sons, Michael (Robin) Bushnell of Alexis, Brian (Donna) Bushnell of Alexis, James (Stephanie) Sparkman of Nevada and Thomas (Karen) Sparkman of Monmouth, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, one sister, Patricia J. Bushnell of Galesburg and one brother, Bob Bushnell of Alexis, along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial service and military honors will be held 1:30 P.M. Thursday, November 6,2014 at the J.W. Clendinin V.F.W. Post 2301, Monmouth, followed by a gathering of family and friends at the V.F.W. Memorials may be left for Heartland Service Dogs or the Gerlaw Christian Church. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Buster LaVerne Kellogg, Sr. - 90

8/29/1924 - 10/15/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Buster LaVerne Kellogg, Sr., 90, of Monmouth, died 7:45 A.M. Wednesday, October 15, 2014. He was born August 29, 1924 at Aledo, Illinois, the son of Charles O. and Mary H. (Marple) Kellogg. He was married to Jean Rozbursky and they had two children. He later married Mary Wittenmeyer and they had three children. He is survived by his five children, Mary Kellogg (John) Joslyn of Sevierville, Tennessee, Buster, Jr. (Jane) Kellogg of Monmouth, Deborah (Rodney) Smith of Monmouth, Phillip (Debora) Kellogg of Brooklyn, New York, Janice Kellogg of Newberg, Oregon, four grandchildren, Scott (Amy) Kellogg of Chicago, Lucy (Kent) Thompson of Monmouth, Ann (Anuj) Lal of Chicago, Cory Smith of Monmouth, four great grandchildren and one brother, David Kellogg of Rochelle, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Kellogg Pople. Bus graduated from Monmouth High School in 1943. He proudly served in the Illinois State Militia followed by U.S. Army Corp from 1943-1946. He was the recipient of a Presidential Citation during his military service during World War II. Bus was involved in the newspaper and printing business for his entire life. He got an early start in the newspaper business, receiving the National Paperboy of the Year in 1937, at age thirteen. He returned to Monmouth in 1946, working at the Review Atlas and subsequently purchasing the commercial department of the Review Atlas in 1955 and forming Kellogg Printing Company. He proudly worked in the same building for 62 years, working for many years with 2 of his children, truly making a family business. Bus’s love of Monmouth was evident in many ways, including being named Citizen of The Year in 1989. He served as the President of several organizations including Junior Chamber of Commerce, Monmouth Chamber of Commerce, Exchange Club and the Warren County Prime Beef Festival. Bus was the City Health Officer and served on the Warren County Board and the United Way Board. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Monmouth County Club, Monmouth Elks Club and the American Legion Post 136. Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Monday, October 20, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Following the committal there will be cocktails and sharing of memories from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. at the Monmouth Country Club. Memorial may be left for Rainbow Riders. Online condolences may be left at

Peggy Darlene Montroy - 77

10/7/1936 - 10/5/2014
Glidden, Iowa, formerly of Monmouth

Peggy Montroy, 77, of Glidden, IA, formerly of Monmouth died Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Thomas Rest Haven, Coon Rapids, IA. Peggy Darlene Montroy, daughter of Frank and Lucille (Piper) Logsdon, was born October 7, 1936 at her parents’ home in Monmouth IL. A special moment in Peggy’s life was when she was baptized at age 11. Peggy attended school in Monmouth, IL. She also enjoyed attending church and caring for her younger siblings while living at home. On August 16, 1952 she and James A. Montroy Sr. were united into marriage at Gladstone, IL. Two children, James A. Montroy Jr. and Debra K. (Montroy) Michael, were born into this union. Peggy served at the Foursquare Church in Monmouth, IL and later at the Living Light Tabernacle in Roseville, IL. Her church family was a meaningful part of her days throughout her years. Peggy’s family was her pride and joy. She spent many years caring for her family and friends with the joy of providing a home cooked meal. Peggy took great care and enjoyed gardening and decorating her home. Peggy will be fondly remembered by her children Jimmy and Teresa Montroy of Monmouth; Deb and Rod Michael of Glidden, Iowa; her brother Terry and Liz Logsdon of Memphis, Missouri; her aunt June Piper of Monmouth; her grandchildren: Debbie Christenberry, Billie Jo Montroy, Stacie and Eric Daily, Casey and Lacrissa Montroy, and Jayme and Chrystal Montroy; her great-grandchildren: Sharayah and Carlton Stephens, Savana Christenberry and Lacy Rouse, Emily Voce, Cameron Montroy, Jeryca Christenberry, Timmy Pence Katelyn Daily, Kimberly Daily, Autumn Campbell, Colton Montroy, Brenden Campbell, Landon Montroy, Patience Montroy, and one expected in April; her great-great grandchildren Bentley Stephens, Mylo Stephens; her sisters-in-law Betty Logsdon, Helga Logsdon, and Vicki Logsdon; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and church family. She is preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Norman Logsdon, brothers Robert Logsdon, Theron Logsdon, and Richard Logsdon. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, IL.  Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel for one hour prior to the service. A memorial funds has been established in Peggy’s name and memorials may be sent to: The Family of Peggy Montroy c/o Deb Michael 26447 190th St. Glidden, Iowa 51443 Online condolences may be left at

Thomas H. Rhinehart - 67

8/20/1947 - 9/19/2014
Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Kirkwood, Illinois Thomas H. Rhinehart, 67, of Longmont, Colorado, formerly of Kirkwood, died September 19, 2014 at his home. He was born August 20, 1947, the son of Robert and Arlene (Grimm) Rhinehart. He was raised and educated in Kirkwood and graduated from Yorkwood High School in 1965. Tom served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Tom most recently worked at IBM in Boulder, Colorado. He was an avid baseball and football fan, following the professional games of both on television. He was a talented baseball player in the city league teams in both Monmouth and Colorado. Tom enjoyed listening to his large collection of classic rock music. Those left to cherish his memory are his brother, Bill (Carolyn) Rhinehart of Palos Hill, IL, his sisters, Nancy (Jack) Reitsma of Lakewood, CA and Mary (Chris) Woodka of Pueblo, CO along with his nieces and nephews, Laura (Andy) Arcilise of Arvada, CO, Courtney Woodka of Pueblo, CO, Kristin Rhinehart of Palos Hills, IL, Andrew (Christi) Reitsma of Altadena, CA and Brendan (Paula) Reitsma of Grande Arroyo, CA along with several great nieces and nephews. In keeping with his wishes, cremation arrangements were made. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth will make preparations of interment in Center Grove Cemetery, Kirkwood next to his parent’ graves. Date and time will be announced by Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Memorials may be left for the American Cancer Society or the Kirkwood Westminster Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at

Louise Gossett Hoover - 88

4/29/1926 - 9/16/2014
Crowely, Texas, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois Louise Gossett Hoover of Crowley, Texas, formerly of Monmouth, died September 16, 2014 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, Cleburne, Texas. She was born in Monmouth, IL on April 29, 1928 to Thomas Franklin (Pat) and Bina Laura (Smith) Gossett. She was raised and educated in Monmouth, attending the old Law School, north of Monmouth, and graduated from Monmouth High School (Class of 1946). Louise was a well-trained violinist, instructed by the head of the music department at Monmouth College. For a time during her high school years, she and her best friend, Donna Johnson, had a radio program on the Galesburg radio station: Louise on the violin and Donna on the piano. She and her family were members of Immanuel Baptist Church, where she and several of her siblings, made their profession of faith and were baptized. She married Paul Hoover, Jr. May 11, 1947. During the Korean War, she worked in the Army Ordinance Plant in Burlington, IA. Louise later attended Burlington Beauty Academy, graduating in 1955, earning a cosmetology degree with honors. In 1957 she opened her own business, Louise’s Beauty Salon, on East 1st Street in the old American Legion Building. In 1967 she moved to Macomb, IL, when her husband was transferred with General Telephone Company. She left the field of Cosmetology and, using her business experience, worked for Waller Brothers Development Corp. as their bookkeeper, eventually rising to Comptroller in the company. After Waller Brothers was dissolved, she worked for other development companies in Galesburg and Virginia. She eventually moved to Indianapolis to be near her daughter and grandchildren and went into property management. She was then transferred to Sycamore, IL and later retired to Cincinnati, Ohio, again to be near her daughter. Since then, she followed her daughter and family to Kansas City, MO and then to Crowley, TX (near Fort Worth). Until last March she resided at St. Francis Village, a gated retirement community in Crowley. Since March her health had rapidly declined. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Laura Hoover (Philip) Kastner of Crowley, Texas, three grandsons, Philip (Jay) R. Kastner, Jr of Orlando, FL, Justin Paul (Lynn) Kastner of No. Bergin, NJ, and Christopher Eric (Jaisy) Kastner of Sunnyvale, TX, one great-randdaughter, Anjali Petersen, her sister-in-law, Lisa (Darrel) Gossett, many nieces, nephews and extended family. Louise was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers (Ralph, Lozel, and Darrel Gossett) and three sisters (Gertrude, Velna Tinder, and Virginia Drake). A Memorial Service will be held at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth at 3:00 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014, with interment of ashes in Warren County Memorial Park. immediately afterwards. The family will receive friends one hour before the Memorial Service begins. Online condolences may be left at

Robert William Hart - 79

11/10/1934 - 9/4/2014
Alexis, Illinois Robert W. Hart, 79, of Alexis, died 3:09 P. M. Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He was born November 10, 1934 at Macomb, Illinois, the son of William and Florence (Mosher) Hart. He was raised and educated in the Alexis area, where he graduated from Alexis High School in 1953. Robert farmed in the Alexis area until retiring. He enjoyed attending Alexis sporting events and traveling with his mother. Robert was a member of the Alexis Presbyterian Church. Those left to cherish his memory are one sister, Celia Hart of Aledo and one brother, Richard (Ruth) Hart of North Henderson, along with numerous nieces and nephews. His parents preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, September 8, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Friends may call on Monday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where visitation with his family will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be left for the Alexis Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be left at

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