David Romine` - 547/8/1958 - 1/18/2013
David Romine, 54, of Monmouth died at 5:59 a.m. Friday, January 18, 2013 at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born July 8, 1958 in Monmouth, the son of Wilber and Frances (Firkins) Romine. He was raised and educated in Monmouth.
David had worked at Warren Achievement Industries in Monmouth.
He was preceded in death by his parent, one brother, Roger Romine, and one sister Robin Romine.
There will be no services and a private burial will take place in Monmouth Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Susan Marie Black - 618/17/1951 - 1/16/2013
Susan Marie Black, 51, died at 8:55 A.M. Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at her home.
Susan was born August 17, 1951 in Harvey, Illinois, the daughter of Robert and Helen Burka Black. She was born and raised in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, New York.
Cremation rites have been accored. There will be a memorial service at 6 P.M. Friday, January 25, 2013 at First Christian Church, Monmouth. Burial of ashes will take place in Homewood Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Homewood, IL. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Priscilla June Devlin Hartley - 886/8/1924 - 1/14/2013
Priscilla June Devlin Hartley, 88, of Galesburg, died at 3:35 P.M. Monday January 14, 2013 at Marigold Rehab and Health Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born June 8, 1924 in Venango, NE the daughter of Martin and Freda Seibel Johnson.
She graduated in 1942 from LeClaire High School, LeClaire, IA.
Priscilla married Morgan “Tag” Devlin on January 15, 1944. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1973. She later married George Hartley.
She had worked at Formfit Company in Monmouth. She later worked for Gale Products in Galesburg retiring in 1983.
She was a member of the North Henderson United Methodist Church, Die Hard Cubs Fan Club, and the Auxiliary VFW of Sebring Florida. Priscilla loved watching the Cubs and the Packers, square dancing, and being with her friends and family along with nieces and nephews.
Priscilla’s family includes two daughters, Diane (Ron) Brown of North Henderson and Nancy (Alan) Martin of rural Alexis; two sisters, Sharon Clemens of Davenport, IA and Jeanette Kapinski of Pleasant Valley, IA; seven grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son Tommy Joe Devlin, one daughter, Susan Gayle Devlin, one brother and three sisters.
Funeral services will be 3:00 P.M. Thursday, January 17, 2013 at North Henderson United Methodist Church with Rev. Suzanne Geer. A Celebration of Life and visitation will follow services on Thursday from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Alexis Fieldhouse. Cremation will be accorded after the services. Memorials may be given to the Galesburg Rescue Mission or the North Henderson Volunteer Fire Department. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Floyd L. “Buzz” Willett - 9110/25/1921 - 1/7/2013
Floyd L. “Buzz” Willett, 91, of Monmouth, died January 7, 2013 at the Galesburg Terrace Nursing Home, Galesburg, where he resided for the last 21 years.
He was born October 25, 1921 in Alexis, the son of Floyd and Ellen (Johnson) Willett. He was raised and educated in Alexis.
Floyd married Ruby Anderson on May 9, 1942. He married Audrey Meyers and she preceded him in death on October 12, 1992.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving from August 13, 1942 to October 12, 1945 in a Prisoner of War Processing Company in Northern France, Rhineland and Central Europe. He received 3 bronze Stars, 3 overseas Service Bars, Service Stripe and EAME Campaign Medal.
He farmed after the war, and later delivered home fuel oil for Standard Oil and then was a delivery driver at Monmouth Fruit Company.
He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post 2301 of Monmouth.
His family includes one son, Larry (Betty) Willett of Galesburg, two daughters, Anna (Larry) Doubet of North Henderson and Anita (Paul) Creek of Alexis, 18 grandchildren and a number of great and great great grandchildren, one brother, Keith (Mary) Willett of Oneida and one sister-in-law, Betty Willett of Alpha along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, one son Gary Willett, one grandson, Zachary Creek and one brother, Lyle Willett.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev Michael Clark of the Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville. Burial will be in Alexis 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 for the V.F.W. Post #2301, Monmouth. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Carol Joyce Alecock - 747/28/1938 - 1/5/2013
Carol Joyce “Jote” Alecock, 74, of Oquawka, died at 8:00 P.M. Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Great River Hospice House, Burlington Iowa.
She was born July 28, 1938 in Oquawka, Illinois the daughter of Harry E and Florence L. (Goff) Alecock. She was raised and educated in Henderson County and graduated from Biggsville High School in 1957.
She was a homemaker and also worked at Case in Burlington for 28 years. She loved working in the yard and was always willing to lend a hand.
Carol was a member of the Oquawka United Methodist Church and the Burlington Eagles Club.
Her family includes eight sisters, Ada Alecock of Oquawaka, Betty Brown of Monmouth, Mary Dowell of Monmouth, Dorothy Day of Erie, IL, Melba (Richard) Welch of Swisher, IA, Maida (Clifford) Johnson of Biggsville, Jean (Eugene) Anderson of Burlington, IA, Sandy (Cecil) Cox of LaHarpe, IL; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Robert, Vern W., Richard, and Harry L.
Funeral service will be 10:30 A.M, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jeff Robbins of the Oquawka United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Biggsville Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday morning at the Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where her family will receive friends from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the services. Memorial may be made to the Oquawka United Methodist Church or Great River Hospice House. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Mary Lou Anderson - 638/31/1949 - 1/3/2013
Mary Lou Brock Anderson, 63, of Bloomingdale IL, died 9:14 A.M. Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield IL.
She was born August 31, 1949 in Monmouth IL, the daughter of Forest “Bud” and Maude (Hewitt) Brock. She was raised and educated in Monmouth graduating from Monmouth High School. She was of the Baptist and Catholic Faith.
Mary Lou married Greg Anderson in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 7, 2007 and he survives.
She enjoyed reading, shopping, games, dancing, and spending time with her kittys.
She was employed as an insurance adjuster.
Her family includes her husband Greg, one daughter, Heather (Bo) Williams of Dardenne Prairie, MO, two granddaughters, Madison and Haley Williams of Dardenne Prairie, MO, one brother, Jerry (Martha) Brock of Roseville IL, one aunt, Mildred Crookham of Roseville, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has been accorded. Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, January 18, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth. A private interment in Monmouth Cemetery will take place. Friends may call Friday one hour prior to services for a family visitation. Memorials may be left to Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment Shelter, P.O. Box 4131, Naperville, IL 60567. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Geraldine M. Chewning - 9312/22/1919 - 12/24/2012
Geraldine (Geri) Chewning, 93, of Monmouth, died December 24, 2012, at The Monmouth Nursing Home.
She was born December 22, 1919, in Aledo, the daughter of Lute and Truie (Walters) Enslow. She was raised and educated in Aledo where she graduated from Aledo High School.
Geri married Stuart Morris on April 17, 1937, and he preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker and had worked at the grocery stores she and her husband, Stuart, owned. She enjoyed her family, gardening, her home, and church work. She was a member of Heritage United Presbyterian Church where she was active before her failing health. In her earlier years she enjoyed traveling all over the U.S. and spent winters in the South.
Her family includes one daughter, Barbara J. (Verlin) Anderson of Greenville, SC, one son, Dr. George Nelson Morris of Monmouth, daughter-in-law, Carole Morris, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Stuart, a son, Shirl L., a sister and a brother.
Cremation has been accorded. Entombment will be in the Monmouth Mausoleum. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com.
Lee Anne McDowell - 668/28/1946 - 12/23/2012
North Henderson, Illinois
Lee Anne McDowell, 66, of North Henderson, passed away at 3:33 P.M. Sunday, December 23, 2012 at OSF St. Mary’s Hospital, Galesburg.
She was born August 28, 1946 in Galesburg the daughter of Robert and Alice Babbit Regian.
She was raised and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1964.
Lee Anne married Garfield “Gary” McDowell in North Henderson, Illinois on December 26, 1964 and he survives.
She was a homemaker and also had worked at Admirals. Lee Anne enjoyed gardening, decorating, arranging flowers, crafts, and most of all her grandchildren.
She was a member of the North Henderson United Methodist Church.
Her family included her husband Gary; two sons, Scott (Lori) McDowell of Woodhull, and Shawn McDowell of Hamilton, Illinois; two daughters, Lisa McDowell of Galesburg and Amy Wheeler of Oneida; grandchildren: Hayley, Victoria, Jayson, Emily, Logan, Allison, Megan, Cole, and Addison; her mother, Alice Peterson of Galesburg; one brother, Douglas (Darla) Peterson of Woodhull; one sister, Cathy (Randy) Kehr of Alexis; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father; stepfather, William Peterson; one brother, Steve Peterson; and one nephew Justin Peterson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday December 29, 2012 at North Henderson United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Vernon Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. on Friday at Hoover Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis, where her family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorial may be given to the Multiple Sclerosis Association. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
W. Claire Driscoll - 8010/11/1932 - 12/19/2012
W. Claire Driscoll, 80, of Monmouth, died at 4:10 A.M. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at Heartland Healthcare Center, Galesburg.
He was born October 11, 1932 in North Henderson, IL, the son of Alfred and Helen (Marston) Driscoll. He attended Roseville schools and graduated from Monmouth in 1950.
He served as a Corporal in the United States Army in Korea from 1953 to 1954.
Claire married Martha Thompson on May 27, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Church in Monmouth.
He first worked as a plant inspector for Dekalb Ag and in 1964 he started his farming career. He lived and farmed south of Aledo for 28 years and then moved to Monmouth.
He was a member of the St. Catherine’s Church in Aledo where he served as a trustee. Once in Monmouth they attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Through the years, Claire has been active with the Knights of Columbus serving as Grand Knight. He was also a member of the American Legion and the VFW. He has served on the board of directors of the F &M Bank in Galesburg and the Trust and Savings Bank and Marquette Bank in Monmouth.
His family includes his wife Martha of 59 years; daughters: Peggy (Danny) Watson of Owosso, Michigan, Mary (Randy) Louck of Aledo, Susan (Kenny) Byers of Monmouth, Rosie (Harvey) Kesinger of Monmouth; grandchildren: Jared (Jennifer) McCreight, Andy (Amanda) McCreight, David (Marcy) Sturgill, Tyler (Amanda) Sturgill, Brian (Amanda) Byers, Kevin Byers, Blake Byers, Jason (Nicole) Brockett, Katie Kesinger; 14 great grandchildren; brother, David (Carol) Driscoll of Monmouth; Brother and Sister-In-Laws: Margaret Ray, Polly Thompson, Francis and Florence Kane, Helen Hanna, Grace Dollinger, Donna Driscoll, Bob Noonan, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Daniel; sister, Delores Noonan; Brother and Sister-In-Laws: Harold and Barb Thompson, Bill Thompson, Bob Thompson, Lawrence and Margaret Thompson, Paul Hanna, Earl Ray, Leroy Dollinger; and a great granddaughter, Novally Paige Sturgill.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Monsignor Tom Mack. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Friends may call Friday, December 21, 2012 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where a rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. followed with visitation with his family until 8:00 P.M.. Memorials may be left for the Immaculate Conception School. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Robert J. "Rob" Miller - 495/27/1963 - 12/18/2012
Atkinson, formerly of Alexis
Robert “Rob” J. Miller, 49, of Atkinson, IL, formerly of Alexis, died 9:09 P.M. Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at Hammond Henry Hospital, Geneseo, IL.
He was born May 27 , 1963, at Aledo, IL, the son of Cecil and Ruby (Kick) Miller. He was raised and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1981.
He married Karmell McCrery.
He was the plant manager at Gold Star F.S. in Atkinson. He had served on the Alexis-North Henderson Fire Department and the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Service. He enjoyed boating and traveling.
His family includes, two son, Terry Miller of Peoria and Mike (Emaly) Miller of Holly springs, North Carolina, one granddaughter, Kinlee Miller, his father, Cecil Miller of Alexis, his life mate, Meribeth Johnson of Atkinson, two sisters, Juanita (Dick) Holloway and Evelyn (Gary) Simkins both of Alexis, one brother, Dick (Linda) Miller of Alexis, two sisters-in-law, Linda Miller of Alexis and Linda Beal of Milton, FL, along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, two brothers, Howard and Earl Miller.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, December 22, 2012 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Pastor David Dutton of Little Cedar Presbyterian church, Little York.. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. Friday at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where his family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be left to be designated later.
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