Emma H. Toops - 918/20/1923 - 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 - 8110/13/1932 - 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 - 907/23/1924 - 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 - 973/6/1917 - 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 - 994/18/1915 - 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 - 716/25/1943 - 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 - 847/8/1929 - 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.
Barbara E. Adams - 665/15/1948 - 7/4/2014
North Henderson, Illinois Barbara E. Adams, 66, of North Henderson, IL, died 11:18 A.M. Friday, July 4, 2014 at the Knox County Nursing Home, Knoxville. She was born May 15, 1948 at Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Edwin and Florence (Zuck) Murk. She was raised and educated in Galesburg, where she graduated from Galesburg High School in 1966. Barbara married Donald E. Adams in Galesburg on March 29, 1968 and he survives. She was a homemaker and worked in the carpentry and building business with her husband for 25 years. She served as an EMT with the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance service for 14 years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of North Henderson. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Donald, son Michael Adams of Wataga, Illinois, daughter Michelle Adams of North Henderson, Illinois, Mother, Florence Murk of Galesburg, daughter-in-law, Crystle Adams of Onieda, Grandchildren, Benjamin and Madelyn Adams of Onieda, sister, Rebecca Goss of Galesburg and brother, Rodney (Julia) Murk of Edelstein, IL along with aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins. Her father, Edwin Murk preceded her in death. Cremation has been accorded and memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson with Rev. Beth Hamilton. Friend may call on Thursday morning at the church where her family will be present for visitation from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Memorial 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.
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.
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