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,...
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,...

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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 hoover-hall.com.

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 hooverhall.com

Richard A. Bailey - 87

11/21/1926 - 8/22/2014
Knoxville, Illinois, formerly of Alexis, Illinois Richard A. Bailey, 87,of Knoxville, formerly of Alexis, died 12:50 P.M. Friday, August 22, 2014 at Heartland Health Care Center, Galesburg. He was born November 21, 1926 in Alexis, the son of Charles E., Sr and Allie Louise (Edelman) Bailey. He was raised and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1944. Rich served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines during World War II. Richard married Joan “Jo” Anderson in Galesburg on June 26, 1957 and she preceded in death on May 13, 1996. He owned and operated a service station in Alexis. After selling the station he owned and operated Standard Oil Bulk Truck for a number of years. He then drove a truck for FS and worked driving trucks for area farmers, and then drove vehicles for Lakis Ford in Galesburg. He enjoyed playing softball and pool. He was a member of the Alexis Presbyterian Church and the James Harvey Scott American Legion Post 189 of Alexis. Those left to cherish his memory are two daughters, Deborah (Edwin) Sugai of Galesburg and Pan (Kurt) Powell of Auburn, IL, one son, Richard A. Bailey, Jr. of Galesburg, 8 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildrenl, his companion, Joyce Parkinson of Knoxville and two sisters, Joan Horn of Galesburg and Martha (Carl) Scott of Rock Falls, Il along with nieces and nephews. His parents, wife, one bother and one sister preceded him in death. Funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis. Burial with military honors will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis on Monday where his family will receive friends from noon until the time of service. Memorials may be left for the Alexis Fire Department or the James Harvey Scott American Post. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Emma H. Toops - 91

8/20/1923 - 8/21/2014
Little York, Illinois Emma H. Toops, 91, of Little York, died 11:55 A.M. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. She was born August 20, 1923 at Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Fred and Anna (Baldwin) Lewis. She was raised and educated in Abingdon.. Emmie married Charles William Toops on March 27, 1940 at Fort Madison, Iowa and he preceded her in death on March 26, 1990. In her early years she worked on the family farm. She was the head cook at Yorkwood School District for a number of years. She then worked at Western Stoneware Pottery and then was head of housekeeping at Applegate Manor in Monmouth until retiring. She enjoyed her family sewing and cooking. She was a member of the former Little York United Methodist Church. Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Dixie (Gary) Avery of Monmouth and Cindy Peddicord of Little York, five grandchildren, Bill Toops of Kirkwood, Trent (Jamie) Avery of Cameron, Donna (Jake) Hunter of Arkansas, Taelor (Jim) Elliott of Merryville, TN and Stevie Peddicord of Little York, 6 great grandchildren and 1great great grandson, one brother, William Lewis of Cheyenne, WY along with nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, one son, HerbToops, 5 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. Graveside services and burial will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 25, 2014 in Little York Cemetery. Friends may call after noon on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where visitation with her family will be from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Memorials may be left for Alternatives For Older Adults. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

Earl David Hull - 81

10/13/1932 - 8/15/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Earl D. Hull, 81, of Monmouth Illinois, died 1:54 A.M. Friday, August 15, 2014, at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. He was born October 13, 1932 in Kirkwood, the son of Clarence and Bertha (Roller) Hull. He was raised and educated in Kirkwood and Monmouth. Earl married Betty Inman on July 1, 1951 and she preceded him in death on June 27, 1954. He married Audrey Inman on July 31, 1958, in Monmouth and she survives. Earl and Audrey recently celebrated 56 years of marriage. Earl worked as a Custodian at the National Bank-Midwest Bank of Western Illinois and at Melings Restaurant. He enjoyed playing the steel guitar, playing in several bands including Earl Hull and the Country Express, Nightwind, and the Fugitives. He especially enjoyed his family and also loved fishing and hunting. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Audrey, one daughter, Lola (Terry) Dennis of East Galesburg, one son Earl D. (Star) Hull of Monmouth, 14 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren. His parents, one daughter, Theresa Cooley, one infant son, Lee William Hull and four brothers, Eldron Crain, Herman Hull, Elmer Hull and Ervin Hull preceded him in death. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Pastor Don Miller. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where his family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. for visitation. Memorials may be left to be designated later.

Dorothy Litman - 90

7/23/1924 - 7/28/2014
Oquawka, Illinois Dorothy Litman, 90, of Oquawka, Illinois died 4:55 P.M. Monday, July 28, 2014 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg, IL. She was born July 23, 1924 in Kingston, Iowa the daughter of Harold D. and Olive (Rutter) Thomas. She was reared and educated in Oquawka and Keithsburg, graduating from Keithsburg High School in 1942. Dorothy married Louis Litman in Alexandria, VA on June 15, 1962 and he died January 5, 1995. She was a Beautician and at one time worked in the House of Representatives in Washington D.C., as a Beautician. She was of Presbyterian Faith and was a member of the F.O.E. Eagles Club in Oquawka. Surviving are cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial will be in the Oquawka Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

Gladys Louise Simpson - 97

3/6/1917 - 7/26/2014
Alexis, Illinois Gladys L. Simpson, 97, of Alexis, died 1:27 P.M. Saturday, July 26, 2014 at the Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. She was born March 6, 1917 at Sunbeam, Mercer County, Illinois, the daughter of Louis W. and Nellie Blanche (Gilmore) Smith. She raised and educated in the Aledo area and graduated from Aledo High School in 1935. Gladys married Melvin F. Simpson on September 5, 1935 in Monmouth and he preceded her in death on May 28, 2001. She and her husband farmed west of Alexis until retiring and moving into Alexis in 1992.. She was a seamstress at Bowman-Colwell Department Store in Monmouth for 9 years. She was an avid seamtress and quilter. She was a active member of the Norwood Presbyterian Church and a member of Eastern Star of Alexis, having served as Past Matron and was a member of the Norwood Community Club and the Alexis Women’s Club. She served on the Warren County Election Board for 25 years. Her family includes two son, Robert (Karen) Simpson, of Viola and Richard (Janet) Simpson of Alexis, 7 grandchildren, Jeff Simpson and Sandy Simpson both of Aledo, Kathy Dunn of Maryland, Gary Simpson of Alexis, Susan Andrews of Tennessee, Tom McKee of Colorado and John McKee of Texas 16 great grandchildren. 2 step great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 3 brothers, one daughter, Edythe McKee, one granddaughter, and one great great granddaughter. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Norwood Presbyterian Church with Pastor David Dutton. Burial will be in Norwood Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday morning at the church, where her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Norwood Presbyterian Church.

Dorothy I. McDowell - 99

4/18/1915 - 7/15/2014
North Henderson, Illinois Dorothy I. McDowell, 99, of North Henderson, Illinois died 12:41 P.M. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville, Illinois She was born April 18, 1915 in Ringgold County, Iowa the daughter of Peter G. and Anna (Shaffer) Holmes. She was reared and educated in Mount Ayr, Iowa. Dorothy married Wayne McDowell in Mount Ayr, Iowa on May 10, 1934 and he died June 3, 1980. She moved to North Henderson in 1940. Dorothy was a nurse’s aid at Cottage Hospital in Galesburg for 2 years and was an beautician for 50 years. She later worked at Admiral in Galesburg, retiring after 15 years. She was a member of the North Henderson Methodist Church, North Henderson Floral Club and the Ever Busy Club of North Henderson. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Shirley Fox Watson of North Henderson; 2 sons Gary McDowell of North Henderson and Terry (Elaine) McDowell of East Galesburg; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren and 11great great grandchildren along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 granddaughter, Linda Fox, 3 sisters and 3 brothers, two sons-in-law, and one daughter-in-law. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the North Henderson United Methodist Church with Dr. Roberta Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Her family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be given to the North Henderson United Methodist Church or the Knox County Nursing Home. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Marion R. Aldridge - 71

6/25/1943 - 7/11/2014
Forreston, Illinois Marion R. Aldridge, 71, of Forreston, Illinois, died at 9:05 A.M. Friday, July 11, 2014, at his home. He was born June 25, 1943 in Brilliant, Alabama, the son of Rannel Lee and Velma Evelyn (Burleson) Aldridge. He was reared and educated in Pea Ridge, AL. Marion married Rita Huss in Rockford, Illinois on June 22, 1963 and she survives. Marion was a bolt maker and Header Operator for Rockford Product. He loved all animals especially his pugs, Tiger and Moo Sho and his quail, Pretty Girl. He enjoyed raising gamebirds with his son, Shawne. He loved gardening along with canning and freezing the fresh food from his garden. Surviving are his wife, Rita Aldridge of Forreston, Il; three sons, Shayne (Martha) Aldridge of Pekin, IL, Randall (Kim) Aldridge of Villa Park, IL and Shawne (Katrina) Aldridge of Forreston, IL; 6 grandchildren, Samantha Aldridge of Leaf River, IL, Alexandra Aldridge of Villa Park, IL, Kevin Aldridge of Pekin, IL, Randall Aldridge, II of Villa Park, IL, Madison Aldridge of Forreston, IL and Owen Aldridge of Pekin, IL. He was preceded in death by is parents, twin sister, Mary Ann ; another sister, Evelyn, one brother, Dennis Aldridge and one half brother, Jerry Perry. Graveside services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, July 14, 2014 in Oquawka Cemetery with Rev. James Epperson officiating. His family will receive friends one hour prior to departing for the graveside services at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Doris Ann McKelvie - 84

7/8/1929 - 7/7/2014
Alexis, Illinois Doris Ann McKelvie, passed away July 7, 2014 at 3:47 A.M., at the age of 84, at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. She was born July 8, 1929, the daughter of George and Ella (Swanson) Johnson. She was one of five children: George Johnson, Robert Johnson, Richard Johnson and Joyce Johnson McCaw. Doris married Don McKelvie on May 21, 1950, at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson and he survives. Don and Doris owned a grocery store “Don’s Market” and worked together there for many years. When the grocery store was sold in 1973, Don bought a dry goods store he named “MY STORE” which he could operate himself. Doris Ann then decided she was going to graduate from college, “If she had to do it from a wheel chair”. Her dream came true when she graduated with honors in 1975 from Western Illinois University with a teaching degree. After graduating, Doris Ann taught 2nd grade in Alexis for 18 years. Her hobbies were knitting, crocheting, macramé, reading, playing piano and most of all quilting, for which she won many ribbons. She wants to be remembered as a helpful sister, faithful wife, loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and kind and helpful friend. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Don of Alexis, three sons, Mark (Pat) McKelvie of Salem, Oregon, Stephen (Joy) McKelvie of Galesburg, and Matt McKelvie of Richardson, Texas, five grandchildren, Anna, Kent, Travis, Laci and Ian, three great grandchildren, Ezra, Micah and Gavin, one sister, Joyce McCaw of North Henderson, one brother, Richard Johnson of North Henderson, two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Johnson of North Henderson and Beverly (Wayne “Gube”) Johnson of Alexis, along with nieces and nephews. Preceding Doris in death were her parents, and two brothers, Robert and George Johnson. Cremation has been accorded and a Memorial Service will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson with Rev. Beth Hamilton. Private family interment will follow in Alexis Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. on Saturday at the Church until the time of service. Memorials may be left for Zion Lutheran Church. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

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