Ralph William Bushnell - 76
11/28/1937 - 11/2/2014
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8/29/1924 - 10/15/2014
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Bonnie I. Brown - 83

1/17/1931 - 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.

Donald Howard McBride - 82

5/6/1931 - 3/15/2014
Vero Beach, Florida, formerly of Monmouth Donald H. McBride, 82, formerly of Monmouth, died Saturday, March 15, 2014 at his home in Vero Beach, Florida. He was born May 6, 1931, in Monmouth, the son of Andy and Blanche (Hoover) McBride. He was raised and educated in Monmouth, where he graduated from Willits Grade School and from Monmouth High, where he was elected into the Sports Hall of Fame. After the serving in the Army, he attended Monmouth College. Donald served in the U.S. Army from August 1953 until June 1955. After living in California for twenty year, Don returned to Monmouth and retired from Hill Correction Center as a Food Service Manager. He loved warm weather, and Florida was where he lived the past 17 years. Golf was a real love and he was a general sports enthusiast. He was always known to send jokes to all his friends; his great passion for life was unmatched. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Susan Buck McBride of Vero Beach, FL, one daughter, Connie McBride of Perry, FL, one son, Buck McBride of Vero Beach, FL and one brother, Jerry McBride of Littleton, CO, along with nieces and nephews. His parents, one sister, Jean Moore and two brothers, Andy McBride and Jack McBride preceded him in death. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jim Epperson. Interment of ashes will follow in Monmouth Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 10:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Memorial may be left for the American Legion Post 136 of Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

Nellie Mae Nall - 94

5/3/1919 - 3/13/2014
Alexis, Illinois Nellie M. Nall, 94, of Alexis, died 5:00 A.M. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg. She was born May 3, 1919 at Breckinridge County, Kentucky, the daughter of Kirby and Ollie (Hawkins) Dowell. She was raised and educated in Alexis and attended Alexis High School. Nellie married Lawrence Nall on March 30, 1940 at Ft. Madison, Iowa and he preceded her in death on October 15, 1987. She worked for DeKalb in Monmouth and later at Penny’s Country Kitchen in Alexis, and was a caregiver for many elderly people in the Alexis community. She was a member of the North Henderson United Methodist Church. Her family includes one son, Jack Nall of Alexis, granddaughter Terri (Clint) Olin of Galesburg, grandsons, Jon Nall of Galesburg and Troy (Donna) Schaumleffel of Plainfield, Illinois and 8 great grandchildren. . She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter, Karen Schaumleffel, two grandsons, Brian Nall and Craig Schaumleffel, and one brother Hubert Dowell. Cremation has been accorded. Graveside committal of ashes will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in Alexis Cemetery with Rev. Suzanne Geer of the North Henderson United Methodist Church. Memorials may be left for the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Fund. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

J. Francis Warren - 87

3/20/1926 - 2/27/2014
Monmouth, Illinois J. Francis Warren, 87, of Monmouth, died 6:45, P.M. Thursday, February 27, 2014 at Monmouth Nursing Home, Monmouth. He was born March 20, 1926 in Gibbs Missouri the son of Otha G. and Junie (Glasgow) Warren. He was reared and educated in Gibbs, MO, graduated from Brashears High School in 1943. Francis married Dorothy Munson in Monmouth on July 18, 1953 and she died April 6, 1997. He served with the United States Army during World War II from 1944-1946 stationed in the Philippines and Japan. Francis worked at Western Auto, Max’s Auto Supply and Maple City NAPA before retiring in 1988. He worked on lawn equipment all those years. He was a life member of the Monmouth VFW Post #2301. Surviving is one sister, Irene Myers of Tucson, AZ, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and one brother. Cremation has been accorded and memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Pastor Paul Lydic of the Gerlaw Christian Church. Interment of ashes with military honors will follow in the Roseville Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation with his family and friends will be one hour prior to the memorial services at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. Memorials may be given to Strom Center. Online condolences may be left at hoover-hall.com

Theresa L. Fox-Allen - 57

4/7/1956 - 2/26/2014
Galesburg, Illinois Theresa L. Fox-Allen, 57, of Galesburg, died 1:40 A.M. Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at her home. She was born April 7, 1956 at Galesburg the daughter of William H. and Mary Katheryn (Stull) Fox. She was raised and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1974. Theresa married Tim R. Allen in Killeen, Texas on May 28, 1993 and he preceded her in death on July 23, 2003. Theresa served in the U.S. Army from August 22, 1984 until February 27, 1990 where she served with the transportation unit in Fort Sill, OK and Kaiserslautern, Germany. During Theresa’s enlistment she received numerous medals including the Army Service Ribbon, Army Accommodation Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Sharpshooter Marksmanship Badge Rifle M-16. Theresa was known to help anyone in need and went above and beyond for those she loved. She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt. She first worked at Galesburg Research Mental Health Hospital of Galesburg until entering the U.S. Army. Upon her discharge from the Army and returning to the states she worked at Zellar Mental Health in Peoria along with other various occupations and has worked at Countryside Realtors in Galesburg since 2013. Those left to cherish her memory are her two daughters, Lindy (Eric) Shaw of Aledo and Jenifer (Trent) Simkins of Alexis, two sons, Jeremy (Michelle) O’Brien of Gatesville, TX and Nathaniel (Megan) Allen of Alexis, father, William H. Fox of North Henderson, five grandchildren, Brea and Kealy Simkins, Wayne O’Brien, Timothy Shaw and Carter Ryan and baby Allen due in July 2014, one sister, Deborah (Brian) Dillbeck of Alexis, two brothers, Richard (Tina) Fox of Alexis and Michael (Kelly) Fox of North Henderson along with aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother, husband and grandparents Loren and Florence Fox and Clarence and Mary Stull. Funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Rev. Beth Hamilton of Zion Lutheran Church. Cremation will be accorded following the service and interment of ashes will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery, North Henderson at a later date. Her family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Saturday. Memorials may be left to be designated later. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com

Glen E. Brahmstedt - 77

1/30/2014 - 1/30/2014
Galesburg, Illinois Glen Edward Brahmstedt, 77, of Galesburg, Illinois, died Sunday, January 26, 2014, at Galesburg Cottage Hospital, Galesburg. He was born March 10, 1936 at Galesburg, Illinois, the son of Arthur and Ella (Ahlgren) Brahmstedt. He was raised and educated in the Alexis area. He was a Plumber by trade. He is survived by one son, Doug Brahmstedt, one sister Ruth Sandberg of Ticonderoga, NY and one brother, Art C. Brahmstedt, Jr. of Ophiem, IL along with nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Raymond “Pete” Brahmstedt. Graveside services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday, February 1, 2014 at Alexis, Cemetery with Rev. Terry Johnston. His family will be present from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon Saturday at Hoover- Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, Illinois. On line condolences may be left a hooverhall.com

Elizabeth M. Waugh - 96

8/23/1917 - 1/25/2014
Little York, Illinois Elizabeth M. Waugh, 96, of Little York, died at 5:24 A.M. Saturday, January 25, 2014, at Monmouth Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1917 in Henderson County, IL, the daughter of Leo and Pearl (Hottle) Smith. She was raised and educated at Bald Bluff and graduated from Seaton High School in 1935. She received her teaching degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb. Elizabeth married Ivan R. Waugh in Henderson County on June 1, 1941 and he preceded her in death on July 22, 1996. Elizabeth taught elementary school at the Little York School starting in 1937 and continuing on through the transition to Yorkwood Community School until retiring in 1973. She continued to substitute teach after retirement for a number of years. She and her husband enjoying traveling and dancing, and she enjoyed gardening. She was a member of the Little Cedar Presbyterian Church in Little York. She was also a member of the Warren County Retired Teachers and Alpha Rho Chapter #41 of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International. Her family includes one sister-in-law, Ruby Smith of Monmouth, three nieces, Janna Grimesey of Phoenix, AZ, Bonnie (Skip) Skripps of Macomb, IL and Karen (Tammy) Lufkin of Galesburg, IL, two great nephews, David and J uan Grimesey, one great niece, Kirsten Bruns, and two great great nephews, Jude and Maddax. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, William Smith, one sister, Mary Grimesey and two nephews, Larry Smith and Leo Grimesey. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, January 29,2104 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Pastor Pam Moore. Burial will be in Belmont Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where her family will be present for visitation one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be left for the United School Elementary Library or the Donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.

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.

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