Edythe Ann McKee - 735/22/1940 - 11/8/2013
Edythe Anne McKee passed away at her home in Smyrna, Tennessee on Sunday November 3, 2013 at the age of 73 after a long courageous battle with cancer. Edythe was born as Edythe Anne Simpson on May 22, 1940 in Aledo, Illinois to Melvin and Gladys Simpson. She grew up in the farming community of Alexis, Illinois, a place that always remained special to her and that she tried to visit often.
Edythe attended elementary school in the one room school house of Union District 13, and then graduated high school from Alexis High School in 1958. During those school days she was affectionately known to her classmates as “See Saw”. After high school, she attended Moline Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing, which she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing in 1961. After a long nursing career, she returned to school earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler in 1986, and then a Master’s of Education in Counseling, with an emphasis on Gerontology, from the University of North Texas in 1988.
Over her lifetime, Edythe resided in many places. After graduating nursing school, she married (later divorced) in 1961 and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana and finally retired in Dunnellon, Florida in 2002 where she lived for over 10 years. In between, she lived in Arlington, Virginia; Pittsfield, Massachusetts; Morton, Pennsylvania; Louisville, Kentucky; Columbia, Tennessee; Fort Smith, Arkansas; Tyler, Texas; La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Dallas, Texas. She moved to Smyrna, Tennessee in 2013 to be near her daughter while she continued to fight her illness.
Edythe was preceded in her death by her father, Melvin Simpson and her great granddaughter, Rebecca Jones. Edythe is survived by her mother, Gladys Simpson of Aledo, Illinois, and her three children: Susan Andrews and her husband Jerry of La Vergne, Tennessee; Thomas McKee and his wife Erin of Boulder, Colorado; and John McKee, and his wife Miranda of Houston, Texas. She is survived by two older brothers - Robert Simpson and his wife Karen of Viola, Illinois; Richard Simpson and his wife Janet of Alexis, Illinois. She is survived by ten grandchildren –Michael Vandiver and his wife Danielle of Minor Hill, Tennesse; Amanda Vandiver of Pulaski, Tennessee; Patrick Vandiver of Pulaski, Tennessee; Jay Andrews of La Vergne, Tennessee; Jessica Andrews of Nashville, Tennessee; Kathleen McKee of Fairbanks, Alaska; Sean McKee, of Seoul, South Korea; Ian McKee of Boulder, Colorado, Tyler and Maxwell McKee, both of Houston, Texas. She is survived by six great grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Ashlyn Vandiver, both of Minor Hill, Tennessee; Shelby and Madison Jones, both of Pulaski, Tennessee; and Chloe Vandiver of Pulaski, Tennessee. She is survived by four nephews and nieces – Kathy Dunn and her husband Jeff of Baltimore, Maryland; Jeff Simpson and his wife Sharon of Aledo, Illinois; Gary Simpson and his wife Gina of Alexis, Illinois; and Sandy Adams of Aledo, Illinois.
Edythe will be remembered for her love of family and friends. She was a lifelong Presbyterian, typically being very active in her local congregation. She had a special gift for working with the elderly, both as a nurse, a church volunteer, and as a counselor. Edythe’s wide ranging hobbies included traveling, watching almost any sport (but particularly football and tennis), playing bridge, and collecting dolls. Since she was a young adult she played bridge and particularly played often when she was retired and living in Dunnellon. She liked to travel both within the United States and overseas. She traveled in Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean, but her most memorable trip was to the Holy Land and the Mediterranean; she frequently spoke of it and its impact on her. Most of all, she enjoyed the opportunity for friendship and fellowship these hobbies provided. Lastly, she had a special place in heart for dogs and it was seldom that her household was without one or two.
Visitation and funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 16th at Norwood Presbyterian Church in Alexis Illinois. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 3:00 pm, followed by the funeral service beginning at 3pm, and then grave side internment immediately thereafter at Norwood Cemetery. Funeral services are being arranged by Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel of Monmouth, Illinois. A memorial service in Dunnellon, Florida, is being planned for the near future. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Norwood Cemetery. The mailing address is P.O. Box 553, Alexis Illinois 51412
Joan Miller - 854/1/1928 - 11/7/2013
Joan Miller, 85, of Alexis died 12:06 A.M. Thursday, November 07, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center of Galesburg.
She was born April 1, 1928 in Warren County, Illinois the daughter of John and Marian (Harben) McCutchan. She was raised and educated in Little York and graduated from Little York High School in 1946.
Joan married Harold Miller in Monmouth on April 4, 1948, and he preceded her in death on August 15, 1994.
Joan was a homemaker and a certified nurse’s aid. She provided home health care.
She was a member of the Village Baptist Church of Alexis and a former member of the Little Cedar Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one daughter, Linda (Stanley) Shannon of Alexis and one son, Jeffrey Miller of Alexis, 6 grandchildren, Brandy Miller, Michael C. Miller, Ryan Miller, Carrie Miller, Shane Shannon and Garrett Miller and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Michael R. Miller
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, November 9, 2013 at the Village Baptist Church in Alexis with Rev. Terry Johnston. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be left to the Village Baptist Church or Hospice Compassus. Online condolences may be left at hooverhall.com
Loren Jack Zeilstra - 775/5/1936 - 10/9/2013
Zeilstra,. Loren Jack
Loren Jack Zeilstra, 77, of Oquawka, IL, died Wednesday, October 9, at Apache Junction, Arizona.
He was born May 5, 1936 at Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of John and Jennie (Zylstra) Zeilstra. He was raised and educated in Michigan.
He married Donna Miler in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and she preceded him in death on April 17, 1996.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.
He was a heavy machine mechanic.
He was a Mason.
Those left to cherish his memory are two sons, James (Lyn) Zeilstra of Oquawka and David (Jill) Zeilstra of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and one daughter, Annette Navratil of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one son and one daughter.
Cremation has been accorded. No services are planned at this time.
Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Virginia Juanita Rossell - 771/2/1936 - 10/8/2013
Rossell, Virginia Juanita.
Virginia J. Rossell, 77, of Alexis, died 6:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at OSF St. Mary medical Center, Galesburg.
She was born January 2, 1936 at Galesburg, the daughter of Leo and Bernice (Tornquist) Frank. She was raised and educated in Alexis and graduated from Alexis High School in 1954.
Virginia married Howard Rossell at North Henderson, Illinois on April 23, 1978 and he preceded her in death on January 6, 2010.
In her younger years she worked at Formfit Manufacturing in Monmouth, and then worked at Maytag for 30 years until retiring. She then worked in the Alexis school cafeteria for 8 years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She loved her flower garden. She enjoyed teaching her granddaughters how to sew.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson, the Alexis Women’s Club and the Red Hatters.
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Marie (Troy) Johnson of Galesburg and Barbara (Brian) Neice of Alexis, two sons, Larry Hogan of Peoria and Howard Rossell, Jr. of Knoxville, God Daughter, Amy Bainbridge of Colorado, three grandchildren, James Lawson, Tori Johnson and Gabrielle Neice, and one sister Carol (Keith) Corbin of Alexis along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by parents, husband and daughter, Laura Lawson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 11, 2013 at the Zion Lutheran Church, North Henderson with Rev. Beth Hamilton. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis where her family will be present from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Memorials may be left for Zion Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com.
Dorothy R. Oaks - 8612/3/1926 - 10/4/2013
Dorothy Ruth Oaks, 86, of Monmouth, died 7:51 A.M. Friday, October 4, 2013 at Cottage Hospital, Galesburg.
She was born December 3, 1926 in Mercer County, Illinois, the daughter of Ira B. and Ruth (Moberg) Smith. She was raised and educated in Mercer County, where she graduated from Alexis High School. She graduated from Monmouth College with a B.S. Degree in Music Education in 1947.
Dorothy married J. Edgar Oaks near Burgess, Illinois on February 21, 1948 and he preceded her in death on June 17, 1996.
She taught music in the Yorkwood School District for many years, and taught private piano lessons in her home. She enjoyed sharing her love of music with others.
She was a member of the Little Cedar Presbyterian Church in Little York, P.E.O. Chapter T, and Alpha Xi Delta Alumni.
Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Janet Baum of Ozark, Missouri, and Kathy Carson of Monmouth, one son, Jim (Dorothy) Oaks of Monmouth, nine grandchildren, Paul (Allicia) Baum, Mary Baum, Joel (Cindy) Baum, Jonathan (Sarah) Carson, Jessica (Brian) Caslin, Jenna (Rob) Purlee, Laura (Isaac) Smith, Josh (Mishelle) Oaks and Ashley (Rick) Leonard, and fifteen great grandchildren, along with nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers, John Smith and Ira Smith and one grandson.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Pastor David Dutton of the Little Cedar Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth. Friends may call on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth where her family will be present to receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Memorials may be left for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Edward Eugene "Gene" Nally - 682/8/1945 - 9/27/2013
Edward Eugene “Gene” Nally, 68, of Alexis died 8:20 A.M. Friday, September 27, 2013 at St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born February 8, 1945 in Missouri, the son of Edward Eugene and Mary (Word) Nally.
He was raised and educated in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he graduated from high school. He graduated from Adams State University, Alamosa, Colorado.
He married Judy Henning Gerard on July 16, 1999 at Gatlinburg, Tennessee and she survives.
He was a Professor at Carl Sandburg College, teaching Industrial Technology for 22 years. He had done upholstery from a young age. He had served as an EMT with the Alexis-North Henderson Ambulance Service. He loved cars and enjoyed working with leather, wood and stain glass.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Galesburg, where he had served as Treasurer.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Judy, two step-daughters, Jenny (Ryan) Lair of Alexis and Julie Gerard of Knoxville, two step-sons Jeremy (Christy) Gerard of Oneida and Justin (Lesley) Gerard of Lebanon, IL, five step-grandchildren, Jaren Gerard, Gavin Gerard, Jayden Gerard, Madilyn Lair and Cooper Lair, and one sister Marian Buckholz of St. Joseph, MO, along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis with Rev. Leroy Torres of the Church of Christ of Galesburg. Burial will be in Alexis Cemetery. Friends may call after 2:00 P.M. on Monday, September 30, 2012 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 for Juvenile Diabetes. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com.
Betty E. Killip - 879/20/1925 - 9/19/2013
Galesburg, formerly of Monmouth, Illinois
Betty E. Killip,87, of Galesburg, IL. formerly of Monmouth died at 8:45 P.M. Thursday,
September 19, 2013 at the Rosewood Care Center, Galesburg.
She was born September 20, 1925 in Fulton County, Illinois the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Powell) Dykeman. She was reared and educated in Roseville and graduated from Roseville High School 1944.
Betty married Dale Killip in Coldbrook on December 2, 1950 and he preceded her in death on July 14, 1997.
Betty received nurses training at St. Mary’s Hospital in East St. Louis. She worked as a LPN and was the administrator for Monmouth Nursing Home for several years, and was on staff for 10 years at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Knoxville, IL. She had served as the Licensed Administrator at the Warren County Home from the 1960’s until it’s closing.
She was a member of the First Christian Church of Monmouth.
Surviving are 2 daughter, Amy (Bernie) Damm of Aledo and Sherry (Harry) Sackett of Wisconsin, 2 sons, Tony (Ann) Killip of Wataga, IL and Danny (Susan) Killip of Orrington, Maine, 15 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and several step great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Carey Cromer, grandson Alan Gordon, one sister and five brothers.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth with Rev. Jim Epperson of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Roseville Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where her family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be left to be designated later.
Vicki Ann Howes - 659/11/1948 - 9/18/2013
Vicki A. Howes, 65, of Monmouth, passed away peacefully at 4:24 A.M. Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in her home, with her beloved daughter by her side.
She was born September 11, 1948 at Monmouth, IL, the daughter of Winfield Scott and Kathleen Jean (Clark) White. She was raised and educated in Monmouth and Antioch, IL and graduated from Antioch High School in 1966.
She was an Adult Care Specialist at Warren Achievement in Monmouth. Vicki loved her job and was devoted to taking care of people. Her passion was for music, mostly “oldies” and she had over a million songs saved to CD’s and on her computer. She was the Moderator on several music sharing websites and spent most of her free time gladly sharing songs with anyone who wanted them. She adored all animals, especially dogs.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Erica (Joe) Parent of Trevor, Wisconsin, her son, Jason (Jen) Howes of Crystal Lake, IL, grandchildren, Cassidy Parent, Logan and Daxon Howes, two brothers, Ron (Debbie) White of Minnesota and David (Janet) White of Wildwood, IL, along with nieces, nephews, many friends, online friends, and her puppy, Baron III.
Vicki was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has been accorded. A visitation and Celebration of Life will be will be announced later. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
Paul Edward Treadway - 687/19/1945 - 9/11/2013
North Henderson, Illinois
Paul Edward Treadway
Paul E. Treadway, 68, of North Henderson, died 2:00 A.M. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at his home.
He was born July 19, 1945 at Marietta, Ohio, the son of James Edward and Georgia Marie (Andrews) Treadway. He was raised and educated in Ohio and Galesburg.
Paul served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War for 1967 to 1969.
He married Sandra JoAnn Jones on April 16, 2001 at North Henderson, Illinois and she survives.
He was a truck driver. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting, the outdoors, farming and loved animals. He also loved to draw and to build benches.
His family includes his wife, Sandra, four step-children, Eric (Michelle) Jones of New Windsor, IL, Tryna (Stan) George of Tennessee, Marya Bailey of Chicago and Clint Jones of Missouri, two sisters, Mary McGuire and Ruth Tate both of Galesburg, one brother, Clinton Treadway of Texas, along with nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, step-son, Aaron Jones, step grandson, Johnathan Kelso, one brother, Jerry Treadway and three sisters, Billie McGee, Pat Heflin and Sheril.
Graveside services with military honors provided by the James Harvey Scott American Legion Post 189 will be 11:00 A.M. Friday, September 13, 2013 will be in Norwood Cemetery. There are no visitation or calling hours planned. A memorial fund has been established to be designated later. Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Alexis is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
John Wesley Ricketts - 9312/17/1919 - 8/26/2013
Formerly of Monmouth, Quincy, Illinois
John W. Ricketts, 93, of Quincy, formerly of Monmouth died at 4:20 A.M. Monday, August 26, 2013 at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL.
He was born December 17, 1919 in Henderson County, Illinois the son of Asa and Martha (Decker) Ricketts. He was reared and educated in Henderson County, attending schools at Bald Bluff, Keithsburg, and graduating from Onieda High School.
John married Evelyn L. Hilsenhoff in Monmouth on February 3, 1946 and she survives.
John served in the United States Navy from July 1941 until October 1945. He served on the USS Missouri from it’s christening, as a Boatswain Mate/Coxswain 2nd Class through the signing of the peace treaty in Tokyo Harbor in 1945.
John farmed in the Kirkwood area for 4 years after returning home from service. He later worked for Illinois Power for 29 years as a lineman, retiring in 1980. He loved traveling and spending time with his family.
He was of Methodist Faith. He was a member of the Monmouth American Legion Post #136.
Surviving is his wife, Evelyn Ricketts of Quincy; one daughter, Lynn (Roger) Hill of Quincy, IL; one son, Gerald Bruce (Michelle) Ricketts of Pacific, MO, 5 grandchildren, Greg (Lisa) Hill of Rockford, MI, Kevin (Angie) Hill of Champaign, IL Rebecca (Justin) Spencer of Pacific, MO, Todd (Kira) Cooper of Crestwood, MO and Mathew Cooper of Washington, MO and five great-grandchildren along with nieces and nephews.
His parents, 4 brothers, Dick, Max, Dean and Norman Ricketts preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel with Rev. Jon Sims of the First United Methodist Church. Burial with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 136 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2301 will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday morning at Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel where his family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Memorial may be left for Adams County Hospice or the Marion B. Fletcher American Legion Post 136. Online condolences may be left at www.hooverhall.com
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