Elaine R. "Ginger" Adams - 927/22/1921 - 6/6/2014
Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Galesburg and Peoria Elaine R. “Ginger” Adams, 92, of Topeka, Kansas, formerly of Galesburg and Peoria, died Thursday. June 6, 2014 at Plaza West Regional Health Center, Topeka. She was born July 22, 1921 at Knoxville, Illinois, the daughter of John and Rosetta (McCleary) Roll. She lived in Peoria for 12 years until moving to Las Vegas in 1953, where she worked as a cocktail waitress in major hotels on the strip until retiring and moving to Topeka. She was of Christian faith. Her family includes two nephews, Ronald L (Mary Lynn) Roll of Kirkwood and Richard (Ruth) Roll of Monmouth along with great nieces and great nephews.. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers. At her request cremation has been accorded and no services will be held. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Patricia Ann Hines - 876/15/1926 - 5/30/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Patricia Ann Hines, 87, of Monmouth, died at 8:55 P.M. Friday, May 30, 2014 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. She was born June 15, 1926 in Decatur, IL, the daughter of Nathan and Irene Weisendanger Egnor. She was raised and educated in Decatur, graduating from Decatur High School in 1944. She graduated from nursing school at Community Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL Patricia married William Ross Hines in Springfield, IL on October 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death on September 11, 1992. Patricia worked as an R.N. first working at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. They moved to Monmouth in 1954. In 1977 she began working at St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg in the OB Department, transferring to Monmouth Hospital in the O.B. and nursery department, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed golfing and playing bridge and pitch. Patricia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Monmouth. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Mike (Linda) Hines of Galesburg and Mark (Karen) Hines of Aledo; two daughters, Maureen “Mo” Kinkaid of Monmouth and Shelly Hines of Macomb; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one sister, Ruth King of Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two half brothers, Robert and Nathan. Funeral services will be 2:00 P. M. Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, where her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be left for Mosiac Foundation. Online condolences may be left a hooverhall.com.
Mary K. Lain - 656/13/1948 - 5/26/2014
Mary K. Lain, 65, of Cameron, died 4:43 P.M. Monday, May 26, 2014 at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. Cremation has been accorded. No services or visitation is planned. Arrangements are in the care of Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Mark Christian Donahue - 6012/21/1953 - 5/26/2014
Carmen, Illinois, Formerly of Galesburg Mark C. Donahue, 60, of Carman, formerly of Galesburg, died 8:50 A.M. Monday, May 26, 2014, at Great River Medical Center, Burlington, IA. He was born December 21, 1953 in St. Louis, MO the son of Richard and Virginia (Sorensen) Donahue. He was raised in St. Louis and later at Little Swan Lake near Avon, IL, graduating from Avon High School in 1972. He attended Western Illinois University. On June 9, 1978 he married Debra Ann Biddle in Monmouth and she is surviving. Mark made a career with the Burlington Northern Railroad as a conductor, retiring in March 2014. He loved playing golf, playing cards and cooking out. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan. He had served as a union representative with the railroad. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Debra, daughter, Mollie (Jerry) Gossett of Rock Island, son, Michael Donahue of Lincoln, IL, two grandchildren, Liam and Logann Gossett, two sisters, Toni Donahue of Kernersville, NC and Christy (Rob) Wright of Myrtle Beach, SC and one brother, Richard Donahue along with nieces and nephews. Those who preceded him in death were his parents and stepfather, Jack Lail and brother, Brian Donahue. Private family services and burial will be held. Friends may call on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, where his family will present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery, Little York, Illinois. Memorials may be left to be designated later. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Marjorie Lucille Spaulding - 935/27/1920 - 5/17/2014
Eudora, Kansas, formerly of Little York, Illinois Funeral services for Marjorie Lucille Spaulding, 93, formerly of Little York, IL, will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 24, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel in Monmouth, IL. Burial will follow at Little York Cemetery. She died May 17 at Medicalodges in Eudora, KS Marjorie was born May 27, 1920, on the family farm near Little York, IL, the daughter of Archie and Georgia (Osborne) Campbell. She graduated from Alexis High School in 1938. Marjorie married Ishmeal Spaulding on May 20, 1943, in Canton, MO. They farmed in the Little York area until his death on September 12, 1965. She was a homemaker and later worked as an LPN for the Monmouth Nursing Home, Dr. Marshall in Monmouth, and the Methodist Nursing Homes in Quincy, IL and Topeka, KS until her retirement in 1982. She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family. She was especially gifted at making rugs, both loomed and crocheted, which she did for over 60 years. She was a member of the Little York Methodist Church and attended the United Methodist Church in Eudora and the Marshall United Methodist Church in Marshall, MI. Survivors include son, Gayland of Battle Creek, MI; daughter and son-in-law, Jeannine and Dale Sample of Eudora, KS, and grandson, Kristopher Sample of Kansas City, MO. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents; sister, Fara Reitman; son’s partner, David King; and grandson, Jason Sample. Her family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the Chapel. In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials in her name to the Eudora Secondary School Libraries, attn. Bonnie Neis, PO Box 712, Eudora, KS 66025; the Great Escape Stage Company, attn. Tim Lake (treasurer), 109 North Drive East, Marshall, MI 49068; or the Little York LEGOs in care of Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, 900 North Main St., Monmouth, IL 61462.
Mary Suzanna "Susie" Simpson - 8512/16/1928 - 4/23/2014
Little York, Illinois Mary Suzanna “Susie” Simpson, 85 of Little York, Illinois died peacefully at 1:30 P.M., April 23, 2014 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital with family by her side. She was born on December 16, 1928 at home in Mercer County, the daughter of Jasper and Ida (Forsyth) Lloyd. Susie was raised and educated in the Aledo area graduating from Aledo High School in 1946. She married Kenneth R. Simpson on February 24, 1950 at the Antioch Baptist Church north of Aledo. Kenny preceded her in death on November 27, 1987. Susie worked for the Home Bureau and Production Credit Association in Aledo. She enjoyed painting and watching the game show network. She was devoted to her family especially her grandchildren. She attended their ballgames and other activities. She was a true farm girl. As a child, Susie helped her mother cook and serve large meals to the threshing crews. It was a tradition she continued as she cooked and delivered meals to the field to her husband and sons. She was a long time member of the Little Cedar Church in Little York, Illinois. Those left to cherish her memory are two sons, Joe (Terri) Simpson and Jim (Jane) Simpson of Little York, IL, one brother, Lowell Lloyd of Illinois City, IL, two sisters, Barbara (Ted) Granquist of Rochester, MN and Carolyn (Larry) Makoben of Bettendorf, IA. five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Susie was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth, her parents, six brothers, one sister and two great grandsons. Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, April 26,2014 at Little Cedar Church in Little York, IL, with Pastor Dave Dutton officiating. Cremation has been accorded. Burial of her ashes will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery following the service. Friends may call on Friday, where family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. A memorial fund has been established for the Little Cedar Church or the Little Cedar Church Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Richard T. - 721/4/1942 - 4/14/2014
Alexis, Illinois Richard T. “Dick” Holloway, 72, of Rural Alexis, died 11:15 P.M. Monday, April 14, 2014 at his home. He was born January 4, 1942, at Keithsburg, IL, the son of Thomas and Eva (Strickler) Holloway. He was raised and educated in Keithsburg and graduated from Westmer High School in 1961. Dick served in the National Guard for 6 years. Dick married Juanita Miller on February 16, 1980 in Galva, IL and she survives. He worked at Farmall in Rock Island for 22 years and transferred to Navistar International in Springfield, Ohio in 1985 and retired from there in 1993. He then worked part-time for Richard and Gary Simpson hauling grain. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He was a member of NRA and the former High Point Gun Club. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Juanita of Alexis, children, Linn (Kristi) French of Alexis, Lisa Smith of Springfield, Ohio, Lana Shuh of Colchester, IL, Lyle Smith of Springfield, IL and Cynthia and Patricia Holloway, grandchildren, Dustin, Connor and Abbey French, Sami and Mikayla Travis and Tylor, Cale and Noah Smith. great grandchildren, Addison, Ella and Eva and one brother William (Bugs) Holloway of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Robert Holloway. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis. Burial of ashes will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where visitation with his family will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Memorials may be left for the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Ruby L. McKelvey - 8310/27/1930 - 4/12/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Ruby L. McKelvey, 83, of Monmouth, Illinois, died at 2:15 A.M. Saturday, April 12, 2014 at home. She was born October 27, 1930 in rural Knox County Illinois, the sixth child of Robert Darris and Clara Hardesty Simonson. Ruby spent her earlier years in the Alexis and Gerlaw areas. She was a graduate of Alexis High School. Ruby married Robert Lee McKelvey on August 6, 1948 and he preceded her in death on February 2, 2002. Ruby worked for Contel (GTE-Verizon-Kerigan ) as first secretary to the district manager, and then District Material and Supply Supervisor for Central (Aledo) and South (Mascautah) Districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, VFW Auxiliary and Telephone Pioneers. Those left to cherish her memory are one son, Michael Lee (Anita) McKelvey of Monmouth IL, two grandchildren, Ryan Sykes of Peoria IL, and Amy Sykes of Burlington IA, one sister in law Bernice Schmudde of Lisle, IL, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, two brothers, and sister in law Bonnie Brown. Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, where her family will be present for visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left to the First United Methodist Church, or Warren County Relay for Life. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com
W. Juanita Zielke - 837/20/1930 - 3/27/2014
W. Juanita Zielke, 83, of Alexis, died 4:38 A.M. Thursday, March 27, 2014, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg. She was born July 20, 1930 at Barren, Kentucky (Cave City), the daughter of Virgil and Dixie (Lee) Aubrey. She was raised and educated in Kentucky and Monmouth. She married John David Haynes. Juanita married Marion Zielke at Alexis on July 12, 1974 and he preceded her in death on March 25, 2005. Juanita had worked at the Army Ammunition Plant in Galesburg, Glastex in Monmouth and FormFit Rodgers in Monmouth. In 1974 she started a day care in Alexis, which she operated for 30 years. She was a fan of the Alexis Cardinals and the St. Louis Cardinals and collected cardinal figures. She enjoyed family gathering, knitting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles and raising roses. She was an avid reader. She was a member of the Norwood Presbyterian Church. Those left to cherish her memory are four children, Sheila (James) McNally of Winona, MN, Ward (Jeannie) Haynes of Milan, IL, Deborha (Tim) Johnson of Knoxville, IL and Melody (Dan) Hall of Alexis, one sister, Jean (Sam) Creek of Alexis, 10 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Connie Aubrey of House Springs, MO along with nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, Marion, son, John R. Haynes, granddaughter, Stacy Haynes, and brother, Charles Aubrey preceded her in death. Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Rev. Perry Cooper. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Sunday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where her family will be present for visitation from noon until the time of service. Her family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at OSF St. Mary Medical Center for their wonderful and compassionate care. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com
Bonnie I. Brown - 831/17/1931 - 3/20/2014
Alexis, Illinois Bonnie I. Brown, 83, of Alexis, died 7:42 P.M. Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at Unity Point Health Center, Rock Island, IL. She was born January 17, 1931 in Alexis, the daughter of Donald and Hope (Holloway) McKelvey. She was raised and educated in Alexis, where she graduated from Alexis high School and graduated from Augustana College in 1958. Bonnie taught English at Alexis High School for many years. She loved music and had played for many weddings and funerals. She was a member of the Alexis Presbyterian Church where she had served on many committees and was the church organist for many years. She was very active in the Alexis Museum and was very knowledgeable of Alexis history. Those left to cherish her memory are her sister-in-law, Ruby McKelvey of Monmouth, three nieces, Rita (Ron) Castor of Rock Island, IL, Leslie Soucinek of Bettendorf. IA and Rhonda (Jack) Massey of Reynolds, IL, and one nephew, Michael (Anita) McKelvey of Monmouth, along with several great nieces, nephews and cousins. Her parents, one daughter, Hope Ann Tilley, two brothers, William and Robert and one nephew, Brent McKelvey preceded Bonnie in death. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, March 24, 2014 at the Alexis Presbyterian Church with Rev. Brian Beert. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call on Monday morning at the church, where her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left for the Alexis Presbyterian Church of the Alexis Museum. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
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