John Wesley Ricketts - 9312/17/1919 - 8/26/2013
Formerly of Monmouth, Quincy, Illinois
John W. Ricketts, 93, of Quincy, formerly of Monmouth died at 4:20 A.M. Monday, August 26, 2013 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL.
He was born December 17, 1919 in Henderson County, Illinois the son of Asa and Martha (Decker) Ricketts. He was reared and educated in Henderson County, attending schools at Bald Bluff, Keithsburg, and graduating from Onieda High School.
John married Evelyn L. Hilsenhoff in Monmouth on February 3, 1946 and she survives.
John served in the United States Navy from July 1941 until October 1945. He served on the USS Missouri from it’s christening, as a Boatswain Mate/Coxswain 2nd Class through the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Harbor in 1945.
John farmed in the Kirkwood area for 4 years after returning home from service. He later worked for Illinois Power for 29 years as a lineman, retiring in 1980. He loved traveling and spending time with his family.
He was of Methodist Faith. He was a member of the Monmouth American Legion Post #136.
Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Ricketts of Quincy; one daughter, Lynn (Roger) Hill of Quincy, IL; one son, Gerald Bruce (Michelle) Ricketts of Pacific, MO, 5 grandchildren, Greg (Lisa) Hill of Rockford, MI, Kevin (Angie) Hill of Champaign, IL Rebecca (Justin) Spencer of Pacific, MO, Todd (Kira) Cooper of Crestwood, MO and Mathew Cooper of Washington, MO and five great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews.
His parents, 4 brothers, Dick, Max, Dean and Norman Ricketts preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 136 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where his family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left for Adams County Hospice or the Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post 136. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Frank Ward Foster, Jr. - 8812/22/1924 - 8/1/2013
Foster, Frank Ward, Jr.
Frank Ward Foster, Jr., 88, of Kenosha, WI, passed away peacefully, at home, on April 20, 2013. He was able to enjoy the company of his family and caregiving angels during the past few weeks.
Frank was born in Springfield on December 22, 1924 to Frank and Nettie (Bellinger) Foster. He spent most of his childhood in Elmhurst and graduated from York High School in 1942.
From 1943 to 1946, he proudly served in the United States Navy, spending most of that time in the north Atlantic on the Destroyer Escort 210, USS Otter, accompanying ships from the eastern US coast to various Mediterranean ports including Casablanca. No ships were lost during these operations. He also served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign, and in China.
Frank and Jean Marie Dresser were married on May 31, 1947 in Villa Park, at the home of the bride's family. Frank received a bachelor of arts in economics from Elmhurst College in 1951. Frank and Jean lived in Villa Park until 1978, during which time Frank was active in the community. He served as a Trustee for the Village of Villa Park, Trustee of the Salt Creek Sanitary District, and a member of the High School District 88 Caucus.
Frank worked for Argonne National Laboratory as a contract administrator, for close to 30 years.
Frank was a modest man with a wide variety of interests and talents; rebuilding the engine for their Chevrolet Corvair, rewiring a house with his father, making soap in the style of the early pioneers, and teaching evening classes in mathematics at Proviso East High School. For several decades Frank was an avid woodworker and worked almost exclusively with walnut for the last 20 years. Always starting with rough sawn boards, he made numerous pieces of beautiful furniture. His specialty however was clocks; varying from regal grandfather clocks to handsome mantel clocks, and always with a hand rubbed finish.
In 1978 Frank and Jean built their retirement home at the Goose Lake community near Morris, which served as a favorite getaway for the family to enjoy fishing, boating, swimming and barbecues. His interests expanded to stained glass and wood carving, and he created many beautiful works of art during those years. In 1991, Frank and Jean moved into a California style home in Morris. Their location, nestled in the woods at the top of a ravine overlooking Nettle Creek, provided countless opportunities to observe nature over the next 14 years. Frank and Jean moved to Kenosha, WI at the end of 2005.
Frank is survived by his wife, Jean; their children, James (Janet) Foster of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Michael (Karen) Foster of Joliet, IL, and Laura (Thomas) Biskie of Morris, IL; and four grandchildren, Jenna (Jeff) Spielmann of Madison, WI, Jared (fiancée Grace Huber) Foster of Ann Arbor, MI, Brian (Shawna Flavell) Biskie of Richmond, VA, and Karen (Andrew) Kaniewski of Clinton, WA.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Wayne Lami.
Funeral Services were held on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Interment of ashes with military honors provided by the James Harvey Scott American Legion Post 189 Alexis will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 7, 2013 Alexis Cemetery, Alexis, IL with Rev. Terry Johnston of the Village Baptist Church, Alexis. Memorial made be made to Hospice Alliance, Inc., 10220 Prairie Ridge Blvd., Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 or the Salvation Army, 3116 75th St., Kenosha, WI 53142. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of local arrangements.
Harold Michael Olson - 761/28/1937 - 7/12/2013
Michael “Ole” Olson, Jr., 76, of Monmouth, died 3:17 A.M. Friday, July 12, 2013, at his home.
He was born January 28, 1937 at Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Harold and Dorothy (Morrison) Olson.
He was raised and educated in Minneapolis, Minnesota where he graduated from Washburn High School in 1955. He graduated from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, IA in 1959, and received his Masters Degree in Education from Wayne State in 1964.
Mike married Barbara Jean Modeen on December 29, 1956 at Minneapolis, Minnesota and she survives.
Mike first coached at the high school level in Postville and Belmond, Iowa. He coached at the college level at Wayne State, Upper Iowa, UNC-Pembroke State, Jamestown College, Dickinson State University and retired from Monmouth College. Mike coached at Monmouth College from 1990 to 2005. He coached no fewer than seven sports before his retirement in 2001, but stayed on as an assistant with the football program another four years. As the Scots head wrestling coach, his “Operation Pin and Win” in 1997 earned the Fighting Scots their only team conference title in the history of the wrestling program.
He also served the college as the Director of Wellness and was instrumental in beginning the Red Cross Blood Drop Challenge with Knox College, in an effort to raise blood donations for the local Red Cross Chapter.
During his 41 year coaching career, Olson produced 61 All-Americans and eight national champions. His ability on the mats resulted in him being inducted into four Halls of Fame. In 1984, Mike was inducted into the NAIA Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame, induction into the Halls at UNC-Pembroke, Jamestown and Upper Iowa followed. He twice served as the Director of the NCAA Division III Great Lakes Wrestling Tournament.
His family includes his wife, Barbara, two daughters, Deb (Chuck) Smith of Holly Springs, NC and Lorrie (Jim) Murdy of Blaine, MN, two sons, James (Linda) Olson of Savannah, GA and Michael (Lisa) Olson of Grand Rapids, MN, 9 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild, and one sister, Kay (Butch) Elliot of Minneapolis, MN, along with 2 nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Betty and Marjorie.
Cremation has been accorded. A Celebration of Life and sharing of memories with his family will be from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the family home, 910 East Euclid , Monmouth. Memorials may be given to the Athletic Department of the College of the donor’s choice. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Mary Avis Richardson - 8512/18/1927 - 7/12/2013
Mary Avis Richardson, 85, of Alexis, died at 4:18 P.M. Friday, July 12, 2013 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg.
She was born December 18, 1927 in Knox County, IL, the daughter of Willis and Avis (Deatherage) Phillipson.
She was raised and educated in North Henderson and Alexis where she graduated from Alexis High School in 1946 and then attended Bradley University and Western Illinois University.
Mary Avis married Lewis B. Richardson on May 17, 1947 in Monmouth and he preceded her in death on October 12, 2001.
She was a teacher having taught kindergarten in Alexis and P.E. at Yorkwood High School and also did substitute teaching. For the last 20 years she had served as the Librarian in Alexis. She also had served as the Alexis Village Clerk for many years.
She was member of the Alexis Presbyterian Church, Alexis Women’s Club, Order of Eastern Star, Red Hat Society and had served with the Alexis North Henderson Ambulance Service.
Her family includes three daughters, Linda (Dick) Miller of Alexis, Debra Leonhart of Viola and Sandy Sharer of Minneapolis, MN, eight grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and one great great grand child.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Willis L. “Bill” Phippipson and one sister, JoAnne Borford.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Rev. Sue Shike. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. on Monday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where her family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be left for the Alexis Library, Alexis Fire Department or the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Anita Louise McCollum - 699/24/1943 - 6/27/2013
Little York, Illinois
Anita L. McCollum, 69, of rural Little York, IL, died 2:00 P.M. Thursday, June 27, 2013 at her home
She was born September 24, 1943, in Rock Island, Illinois, the daughter of William K. and Myrtle (Borst) Reuter. She was raised and educated in Rock Island, where she graduated from Rock Island High School in 1961,
Anita married Jack E. McCollum at Rock Island on November 18, 1961 and he survives.
She was a homemaker and had worked at various employments during her working years. She enjoyed quilting and sewing.
Her family includes her husband Jack, five children, Jessica L. McCollum of Caldwell, Texas, Claire (John) Barnhouse of Alexis, Amy (Bryant) Melton of Aledo, Beth Ann McCollum of Milan and Danielle McCollum of E. Moline, 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and one sister, Betty (James) Nesseler of Rock Island, along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has been accorded. Interment of her ashes will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois. No visitation or services are planned. Memorials may be left for the American Cancer Society and may be left at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth who is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com
Betty Jean Wicks - 8410/1/1928 - 6/21/2013
Betty Wicks, 84, of Monmouth, died 4:35 P.M. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth.
She was born October 1, 1928, near Kirkwood, Warren County, Illinois, the daughter of Ora and Edith (Dutton) Allen. She was raised and educated in Warren County and attended Roseville High School.
Betty married Wayne Wicks on April 25, 1945 at Kahoka, Missouri and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2000.
Betty worked at Formfit in Monmouth for 20 years. She also helped her husband with mining clay for Western Stoneware. She did babysitting for several children in her home and taught Sunday School for many years at Immanuel Baptist Church.
She was a member of Countryside Bible Church.
Her family includes a grandson, Michael Dean and several nieces and nephews including Carole Stokes, who was her caregiver, and her loving staff at Monmouth Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one daughter, five brothers and two sisters.
Graveside services and committal will be 4:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth with Rev. Ken Muck of the Countryside Bible Church. Friends may call on Tuesday morning, until the time of service at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, which is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be left for Monmouth Nursing Home. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Keith Leon Henry - 7912/29/1933 - 6/10/2013
Keith Leon Henry, 79, of Oquawka, died 2:54 A.M. Monday, June 10, 2013 at Great River Medical Center, Burlington, Iowa.
He was born December 29, 1933 at Blandinsville, IL, the son of Fredrick Lyle and Ester May (Gossage) Henry. He was raised and educated Blandinsville.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War from 1953 to 1957.
Keith married Roberta C. Taflinger in 1952. He married Shirley J. Liggett in 1977 at Monmouth and she survives.
He retired from J.I. Case in Burlington in 1992. He enjoyed fishing, hunting building stuff, woodworking or just tinkering with things. He enjoyed family get togethers and spending time with family.
His family includes his wife, Shirley of Burlington, two sons, Brent (Cindy) Henry and Harvey (C.J.) Henry one daughter-in-law, Linda Henry of all of Oquawka, 6 grandchildren, 16 ½ great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren, 6 stepchildren Bill (Jackie) Liggett of Woodstock, IL, Sheila ( Roger) Wikoff of Maroa, IL, Judy Schaeffer of Decatur, IL, Gary (Jane) Liggett of Forsyth, IL, Kathy Juneman of Topeka, IL and Nancy Liggett of Sheridan, WY, 15 step grandchildren, 28 step great grandchildren and 3 step great great grandchildren, two brothers, Gary (Connie) Henry of Carman, IL and Larry (Bonnie) Henry of Keithsburg, IL, two sisters, Pat (Wayne) Yetter of LaHarpe, IL and Barbara Hensley of Burlington, IA and one sister-in-law, Connie (Don) Carpenter of Burlington, IA along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents , a son, Brian Keith Henry, brother, Bobby Henry and granddaughter, Kimberly Klingler.
Cremation has been accorded. Interment of ashes with military honors will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Monmouth Cemetery, with Rev. Jeff Robbins of the Oquawka United Methodist Church. There are no visitation hours planned. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Donald G. Hyde - 9310/28/1919 - 6/2/2013
Little York, Illinois
Donald G. Hyde, 93, of Little York, died 1:36 P.M. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at his home.
He was born October 28, 1919 at Guttenburg, Iowa, the son of John H. and Audrey P. (Schrunk) Hyde.
He was raised and educated in the Guttenburg, Iowa area.
Donald married Helen Searl on November 15, 1941 in Galesburg, Illinois and she preceded him in death on March 24, 1991.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in India.
He farmed all of his life and had worked at the Iowa Ordnance Plant in West Burlington for several years. He enjoyed coming into town.
He was a member of Fairview United Methodist Church.
His family includes one daughter, Margaret (Brad) Freytag of Burlington, IA and one son, D. David Hyde of East Peoria, two granddaughters, Sarah Cluney and Katie Work both of Burlington, great grandchildren, Audrey Work, Cameron Work and Abby Cluney, and one brother, Virgil Hyde of Guttenburg, Iowa, along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, twin daughters, one sister and four brothers.
Cremation has been accorded and graveside committal of ashes with military honors will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Green Mound Cemetery, Keithsburg. There is no visitation planned. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Mildred E. Hale - 956/1/1917 - 5/27/2013
Mildre E. Hale, 95 of Monmouth, died 6:53 P.M. Monday, May 27, 2013, at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth.
She was born June 1, 1917 at Biggsville, IL, the daughter of Carl and Elizabeth (Knutstrom) Swedlund. She was raised and educated in the Biggsville. She attended Coloma Grade School and graduated from Biggsville High School. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a B.S. degree.
Mildred married Robert Hale in Stronghurst, Illinois, on May 24, 1941 and he preceded her in death on October 17, 1966.
Mildred farmed with her husband in the Bald Bluff area. She taught school at Coloma, Biggsville and Bald Bluff Schools and retired from Yorkwood School in 1981. She loved to travel, crochet and mostly to be with her family.
She was a member of the First Lutheran Church of Monmouth, where she was a member of the Ladies Society, Sunday School Teacher, and served with the Bell Choir. She was also a member of the Warren County Retired Teachers.
Her family includes two daughters, Carol (Bill) Clark of Oquawka and Trudy (Phil) Bergren of Monmouth, grandchildren, Amy (John) Wolf of Biggsville and Eric (Kristee Carlton) Bergren of Monmouth, great –granddaughter, Kristin Wolf and great grandson, Sam Wolf both of Biggsville and one sister, Ruby Johnson of Monmouth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Mike Clark of Grace Lutheran Church of Knoxville. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Friends may call on Thursday, May 30, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, where visitation with her family will be one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left for the First Lutheran Church of Monmouth. Oline condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Wylie Rolland Michael - 894/13/1924 - 5/21/2013
Wylie Rolland Michael, 89, formerly of Little York, died 1:19 P.M. Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL.
He was born April 13, 1924 in Harveyville, Kansas, the son of Everette P. and Jeanette I. (Sloan) Michael. He was raised and educated in Kansas, Missouri and Illinois and graduated from Alexis High School.
Rolland served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II from Dec 1943 until May 1945 as an Aerial Gunner, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, receiving three Bronze Stars and the Philippine Liberation, receiving one Bronze Star.
Rolland married G. Arleen Giffin at the Sunbeam Church on August 5, 1948 and she preceded him in death on December 30, 1985.
He first farmed near Sunbeam and later near Little York. He worked at Butler Manufacturing, retiring from there in 1986. He continued farming and enjoyed working on old farm equipment.
He was a member of the Sugar Tree Grove Presbyterian Church, where he had served as an Elder.
His family includes three sons, Rodney (Debra) Michael of Glidden, Iowa, Larry (Jane) Michael of Kirkwood and Chuck (Linda) Michael of Monmouth, grandchildren, Stacie (Eric) Daily, Cortney (Maribel) Michael, Amanda Michael, Clint (Emilie) Michael, Makaela King, Lucas Michael and Kristen Brownlee, Carey Aten, Corey (Molly) Aten, great grandchildren, Katelyn Daily, Kimberly Daily, Arleen Michael, Robert Michael, Mike (Nikki) Chang, Kyle Brittingham, Gabrielle King, Elijah King, Wyatt Michael, Lily Aten and Cody Aten and one sister Fairybelle Benham of Galesburg along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 5 sisters and 1 brother.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel. Burial with military honors will be in Candor Cemetery, Mercer County. Friends may call on Saturday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present to receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Memorials may be left for Sugar Tree Grove Church or the Illinois Veteran’s Home, Quincy. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com.
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