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,...
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...

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Mary Kathryn Fox - 80

10/30/1933 - 1/17/2014
North Henderson Mary Kathryn Fox, 80, North Henderson, passed away on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. She was born Oct. 30, 1933, in Monmouth, the daughter of Clarence and Mary (Shunick) Stull. She married William (Bill) Fox on Jan. 19, 1956, at St. John's Catholic Church in Woodhull. She is survived by her husband, William (Bill) Fox; two daughters, Theresa Fox-Allen of Galesburg and Deborah (Brian) Dillbeck of Alexis; two sons, Richard (Tina) Fox of Alexis and Mike (Kelly) Fox of North Henderson; three sisters, Betty Bruns of Alexis, Jane (Bill) Burgland of Galesburg, and Martha Baker of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Willard (Ruth) Stull of Alexis and Gene (Judy) Stull of Galesburg; 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Francis Stull. She worked for Galesburg Research Mental Health Center and Cottage Hospital as a registered nurse for many years. She was a member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Alexis. She was the center of her family. She was a wonderful caregiver, not a day went by without a card being sent out for birthdays, anniversaries, get wells or just because she wanted. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Alexis. Monsignor Tom Mack will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at the church, and the rosary will be recited at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in North Henderson. Memorials may be made to the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance and Fire Protection. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

John M. Holliday - 81

6/30/1932 - 1/12/2014
Casa Grande, AZ, formerly of Monmouth and Oquawka John M. Holliday, 81, of Casa Grande, Arizona, formerly of Monmouth and Oquawka, died 5:15 A.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Casa Grande, Arizona. He was born June 30, 1932 in Monmouth, the son of Mitchell and Frances Lynn (Boggs) Holliday. He was raised and educated in Monmouth and attended Monmouth College and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. John married Margaret Firoved on December 17, 1954 at Monmouth, Illinois and she preceded him in death on August 28, 1999. He first owned and operated Holliday and Hoover Memorial Chapel in Monmouth with his brother, William Holliday and Wm C. Hoover until 1965. He then operated funeral homes in Bartonville, Roberts and Paxton, Illinois until retiring in 1993 and moved to Oquawka, living there until moving to Arizona in 2001. He enjoyed playing golf. He was a life long member of the Lions Club and was a Free Mason. Those left to cherish his memory are one daughter, Frances L. Reinier of Steamboat Springs, CO, two sons, James M. (Traci) Holliday of Bartonville, IL and William B. Holliday of Sibley, IL, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, January 17, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where his family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left for Delabar Mississippi Youth Park. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Hazel Elizabeth Curtis - 98

10/9/1915 - 1/12/2014
Monmouth, Illinois Hazel Elizabeth Curtis, 98, of Monmouth died 6:55 P.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at the Roseville Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Roseville She was born October 9, 1915 in Plymouth, IL. the daughter of Joseph Emberry and Ada (Copeland) Manlove. She attended school in Quincy, Il. Hazel married Stanley J. Hemm in 1931 in Monmouth. She later married Robert E. Curtis on April 13, 1941 in New London, MO. Hazel loved to travel, seeing all 50 States, Canada, Mexico, Iceland and 7 European countries. She was an avid reader and enjoyed doing crafts and oil painting. Hazel worked for 17 years at Services Rubber in Rock Island, IL and retired from Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth. She was a member of the Grace Methodist Church in Qunicy. Survivors include her son, Vern L. (Phyllis) Hemm of Quincy, IL; 5 grandchildren, David Hemm of Clovis NM., Mark Hemm, Gerald Hemm and Steven Hemm of Quincy and Joyce Brantley of Oklahoma City, OK, 9 great grandchildren and 7 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, 6 brothers, Troy Manlove, Vern Manlove, Ralph Manlove, Everett Manlove, Wayne Manlove and Louis Manlove and two sisters, Lara Hoelscher and Mildred Egbers. Cremation has been accorded. There will be no visitation. Graveside services and interment of ashes will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Brooklyn Cemetery, Brooklyn, IL with Rev. Jim Epperson. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Robert Lee Inman - 74

1/14/1939 - 1/12/2014
Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois Robert L. Inman, 74, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, formerly of Monmouth. IL. died 4:38 A.M. Sunday, January 12, 2014 at University Hospital, Iowa. He was born January 14, 1939 at Macomb, Illinois, the son of William Henderson and Lola (Bader) Inman. He was raised and educated in Monmouth. Robert served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1961. Robert married Ruby Taylor in Monmouth on September 23, 1961 and she preceded him in death on December 27, 2008. He was a federal meat inspector working in various packing plants. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting, crossword puzzle, western movies and wrestling. Those left to cherish his memory are three sons, Lee (Roxann) Inman of Marion, Iowa, Bill (Deneil) Inman of Monmouth and Robert Inman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, two brothers, Donald Inman of Monmouth and Larry (Carol) Inman of Vancouver, Washington and one sister, Audrey (Earl) Hull of Monmouth along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one great granddaughter, one great grandson, three brothers and one sister. Funeral will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, January 18, 2014 Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Burial will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, where his family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be left to be designated later. On line condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

Isabel B. Marshall - 99

4/24/1914 - 1/1/2014
Monmouth, Illinois

Isabel Bickett Marshall, 99, of Monmouth died peacefully at OSF Holy Family Medical Center, Monmouth, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. She was born April 24, 1914 at New Concord, Ohio, the daughter of John Wilson and Leoti (Watt) Bickett. She grew up in Roney’s Point, West Virginia, and graduated from Monmouth College in 1936. She then attended Mosher Business College in Chicago and later lived and worked in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Isabel married James William Marshall of Monmouth on March 30, 1940, in Chicago; Dr. Marshall preceded her in death on May 25, 1997. Isabel enjoyed life to the fullest with faith, family, friends and the many community organizations she was a part of; she enjoyed helping others all her life. She was an active member of Faith United Presbyterian Church of Monmouth where she served as an Elder, Deacon, Trustee, and Sunday School teacher. She was a dedicated member of Presbyterian Women USA. Isabel Circle, a women’s group at Faith Church, is named in her honor. A member of Chapter E PEO for over 65 years, Isabel served as its president three times. She also was a member of Alpha Xi Delta, and proudly participated in its local alumni chapter and enjoyed interacting with active Beta Epsilon Chapter members at Monmouth College. Isabel remained connected to the College all her life, serving as Tau Pi Mortar Board president and officer and receiving the Distinguished Alumni Service Award. She carried the love of music from a very early age, from playing piano and singing at churches where her father was minister to promoting cultural events in the local Monmouth community as a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Maple Leaf Community Concert Series. She supported her husband, Jim, in his medical practice all her adult life and was president of the Warren County Medical Auxiliary. In 1968, Isabel was named the Woman of the Year by the Monmouth Altrusa Club. She was voted an Ageless Achiever by the Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging in 2001 and a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 2002. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends at her home at 318 East Boston Avenue, Monmouth, where she lived for 62 years. Isabel and Jim reared five children in Monmouth, two of their own as well as the three children of her oldest sister, Mildred. Those left to cherish her memory are one son, John Marshall, and one daughter, Jane (Buster, Jr.) Kellogg, both of Monmouth, as well as a niece, Alis Creswell Chy of Monmouth, and a nephew, John Ward (Karen) Creswell of Lincoln, Nebraska, both of whom were raised in Isabel’s home. Those left to cherish also include her nieces, Sue Ranney of Boise, Idaho, and Betty Snodgrass (Charles) Herold of Weeki Wachee, Florida, as well as nine grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Jim, her sisters, Mildred and Laura Caroline, her nephew, Steven Marshall Ranney, and her niece, Carolbel Creswell Peters, who also lived in the Marshall household. In keeping with Isabel’s love of hosting family and friends at her home, all are invited to attend a Open House celebrating her life, which will be hosted by her family at 318 East Boston Avenue, Monmouth, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Friday, January 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Faith United Presbyterian Church at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 4, 2014. Private family interment will be held prior to the memorial service. Isabel’s family will greet family and friends at Faith Church from noon Saturday until the time of service. Friends may call on Friday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, during the day. Memorials may be made in her honor to Faith United Presbyterian Church or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Cecil May - 82

3/18/1932 - 12/29/2013
Oquawka, Illinois Cecil R. May, 82 of Oquawka, Illinois, died 8:53 P.M. Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab, Stronghurst, Illinois. He was born March 19, 1932, in Cedar Creek, Missouri, the son of Perry and Minnie (Combs) May. He was raised and educated in Cedar Creek, Missouri. Cecil served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1948 to 1952 and was awarded the Bronze Star, United Nations of Service and National Defense Service Medals. Cecil married Alice Kimmitt in Arkansas on November 26, 1983 and she survives. He was a painter by trade and enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing cards. Cecil was a member of the Light of Life Church Ministries, Oquawka. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Alice of Oquawka, sisters-in-laws Carlone May of Branson, Missouri, Jackie May of Kirbyville, Missouri and Reva Kimmitt of Galesburg, Illinois along with several nieces and nephews. Per Cecil’s wishes, cremation will be accorded, and no visitation or services will be held at this time. Memorials may be made to Oak land Nursing an Rehab or Hospice of the donor’s choice and may be left at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com

Clara Mae Singleton - 89

10/23/1924 - 12/29/2013
Monmouth, Illinois Clara M. Singleton, 89, of Monmouth died 5:30 A.M. Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth. She was born October 23, 1924 in Hillview, Illinois the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Stark) Fry. She was reared and educated in Little York, Illinois. Clara married Herbert Singleton in Monmouth, Illinois on September 17, 1947 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 1987. She was a beautician. She was actively involved in doing manicures at Roseville Nursing Home, Monmouth Nursing Home and F Wing of Community Memorial Hospital. elara was a long time member of the First Christian Church of Monmouth and had served as an volunteer at OSF Holy Family Medical Center. Surviving is one sister Joyce Stripe of Monmouth, along with nieces and nephews. Her parents, husband, 3 brothers, Arthur Dean Fry, Wilbur “Bud” Fry and Gerald “Ronnie” Fry, and 2 sisters, Margaret Howell and Genevieve Taylor, preceded her in death. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, January 2, 2014 at the First Christian Church with Rev. Jim Epperson. Burial will be in Biggsville Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be left for the First Christian Church. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

Harriett F. Reynolds - 91

9/29/1922 - 12/17/2013
Alexis, Illinois Harriett F. Reynolds 91, of Alexis, died 4:22 P.M., December 17, 2013, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa. She was born September 29, 1922 at Monmouth Hospital, the daughter of Clifford and Edna (Josephson) Simpson. She was raised and educated in the Alexis area where she graduated from Alexis High School in 1940 and she graduated from Brown Business College in Burlington, Iowa. She then moved to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the U. S. Navy Department during World War II, eventually moving to Mayo Army General Hospital in Galesburg, Illinois, where she met her husband, Marshall Reynolds and they were married on May 15, 1945 at the Norwood United Presbyterian Church. He preceded her in death on March 14, 2008. She was a lifetime member of the Norwood Presbyterian Church, serving as an elder and held various offices in it’s Mary Circle. Harriett was active in CC Club and was dedicated to civic service, serving as President of the Alexis American Legion Auxiliary, member of the Mercer County V.F.W., an officer of the Mildred Warner Washington Hearts of Oaks Chapter of the DAR, Aledo Mercer County Genealogy Society and Museum Board where she helped organize the 5th grade historical education tours. Harriett enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and games with her family and sharing her love of genealogy by helping family, friends and strangers find their family origins. Those left to cherish her memory are six daughters, Janice Sharer of Alexis, Beverlee Atherton of Savanna, Illinois, Marlene (Dan) McNaught of Fuquay-Varina, NC, Marsha Hardacre of Rock Island, IL, Rita (Brad) Rasmussen of Eldridge, IA and Rosalee (Maxon) Widner of Grand Prairie, TX along with 53 grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 21, 2013at the Norwood Presbyterian Church with Pastors David Dutton and Maura Nagle. Cremation will be accorded following the services and interment of ashes will be in Norwood Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. on Friday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where her family will present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be made to the Norwood Presbyterian Church or Clarissa C. cook Hospice. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Shirley A. Spence - 85

11/20/1928 - 12/10/2013
Little York, Illinois Shirley A. Spence, 85, of Little York, IL, died 9:35 A.M., Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. She was born November 20, 1928, in Aledo, Illinois, the daughter of Lee and Mary (Metzner) Brown. She was raised and educated in Viola where she graduated from Viola High School. Shirley married Chester “Chet” Spence on July 19, 1947, in Aledo, IL, and he preceded her in death on February 8, 2010. She first worked at the Telephone Company and later worked at Bowman Shoe Co, in Monmouth and Holmes Shoes in the Galesburg Mall. Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Connie Thomas of Little York and Linda Collins of Midland Texas, 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, one great great grandson, one brother, Fred (Janet) Brown of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, along with nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter Trudy Spence, one son, Rick Spence, one sister, Lenora Martin and two brothers, John Brown and Marvin Brown. Graveside services and burial will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 13, 2013 in Alexis Cemetery, with Pastor David Dutton of the Little Cedar Presbyterian Church. There are no visitation or calling hours planned. Memorials may be left for the Little York Baseball Diamond. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com

Evelyn Orwig - 93

11/11/1920 - 11/21/2013
North Henderson Illinois


Evelyn Alberta Orwig 93, of Galesburg, formerly of North Henderson IL, died 9:45 P.M. Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center of Galesburg.

She was born November 11, 1920 in North Henderson IL, the daughter of Albert and Ella (Holmes ) Saylor. She was raised and educated in North Henderson IL.

She married Ernie Evard Orwig in Keokuk IA. December 9, 1939, and preceded her in death in January 1979.

She was a farm wife and mother. She enjoyed crocheting, painting, bowling and playing cards.

She was a member of the North Henderson Methodist Church and the War Mothers.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Janet (Fred) Brown of Mount Vernon IL, and Loretta “Lolly” Berg of Aledo two sons, Danny (Kathy) Orwig of Woodbridge, Virginia and Rusty (Beverly) Orwig of North Henderson IL, along with nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M Monday, November 25, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis IL with Pastor Paul Lydic of the Gerlaw Christian Church. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson. Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. on Monday November 25, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where her family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. to time of service. Memorials may be left to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or OSF Hospice.
Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com


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