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Alberta Winke
Alberta Mary Winke, 78, 2127 Ave. C, died at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Fort Madison Health Center in Fort Madison.
She was born July 6, 1921, at Fort Madison, the daughter of Gustav and Minnie Kramer Buechel. She married Frank J. Winke, Oct. 9, 1948, at Fort Madison. He survives. 
She was a lifelong resident and was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Fort Madison, and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. 
Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, Bryan G., San Diego, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Gerald (Cecelia) Houston, Denmark; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
She was preceded in death by her parents, five sisters and one brother. 
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 19, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a Wake Service will be held at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at Sacred Heart Church, Fort Madison, with Rev. Tim Sheedy officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Fort Madison. 
A memorial is being established and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home.

Vivian Stansbury
Vivian DeVere Stansbury, 69, 1320 30th St., died at 11:05 a.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Ottumwa Regional Hospital, Ottumwa. She had been in failing health since August, 1999. 
She was born April 30, 1930, at Fort Madison, the daughter of Arthur William and Ruby Imelda Warren Steeples. She married Stanley Robert Stansbury, Sept. 29, 1951, at Fort Madison. He preceded her in death, Oct. 11, 1999. 
She lived most of her life in Fort Madison. She worked for I.A.A.P. for seven years, then retired from Sheaffer Pen Company with 10 years of service. She was a member of Santa Fe United Methodist Church and lived her life for her family. 
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Donna) Ivins, Des Moines, Mrs. Rick (Karen) DeWees, Ottumwa and Mrs. Don (Cathy) Wiste, Onalaska, Wis.; eight grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Duane Steeples, Quincy, Ill. and Ronald Steeples, Arbela, Mo.; three sisters, Wilma Cummings, Fort Madison, Cora Luder, Dallas City, Ill. and Deanna Iverson, Salem; and a number of nieces and nephews. 
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, one sister and one son-in-law. 
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, March 2, at the funeral home, with Rev. Kathleen Danforth and Rev. Paul Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison. 
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Wapello County. 

Esther Golliher
Esther Ellen Golliher, 87, Keokuk, died Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.
She was born March 23, 1913, the daughter of Horace and Ethel Murray Whitledge. She married Ralph Golliher, Nov. 3, 1929, at Monticello, Mo. He preceded her in death, Nov. 18, 1973.
She was a native of Hancock County, Ill. and had attended the Assembly of God Church, Keokuk. She and her husband had pioneered several churches from Illinois to California. Many will remember her as "Flo," the stripper in Kardiac Kapers a few years ago. This role was a symbol of her life to bring joy and comfort to everyone she met.
She is survived by one daughter, Joyce Hagstrom, Hesperia, Calif.; three sons, Horace "Bub", Keokuk, Benjamin, Gilbert, Ariz. and Arland, Galesburg, Ill.; eight grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister and one grandson.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Sunday, June 4, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, June 5, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Warsaw, Ill.

Russell Davis
Russell Davis, 26, Keokuk, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 in rural Keokuk.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk.

Ruth Colby
Ruth Brown Colby, 78, Mission, Texas, died of a heart attack, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her home.
She was born March 24, 1922, on a farm near Stockport, the daughter and step daughter of Ira L. and Donna Vancine Brown of Fairfield.
She lived many years of her life in Fairfield, Burlington and graduated from high school in Fort Madison. She also accompanied her husband, Craig, to many foreign countries while he was with the Air Force. When they retired they moved to Mission, Texas and made it their permanent home. She was also the person that helped get the "Smoke Piercing Camera" for the fire department.
She is survived by two daughters, Karla Robinson, Chicago, Ill. and Anita Bywater, Daleville, Ark.; one brother, Dwight "Bud" Brown, Clive; five grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
A funeral mass was held Saturday, Aug. 12, in Mission, Texas. Burial will be in Spencer Cemetery, Stockport.
Memorials may be made to: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church, P.O. Box 1439, Mission, Texas, 78572.

Otelia Zink
Otelia Susan Zink, 92, Solon, formerly of Burlington, died Thursday, July 6, 2000, at Solon Nursing Care Center in Solon.
She was born July 6, 1908, at Winfield, the daughter of Job and Julia Johnson Ford. She married William Everett Zink, March 1, 1928, at Mount Pleasant. He preceded her in death.
She was a resident of Mount Pleasant for several years, moving to Burlington in 1943. She was a receptionist at the former Burlington Instrument Company for many years and later was employed with her husband at Zink's Sales and Service. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Burlington.
She is survived by two sons, Roger Zink, Swisher and Lloyd Zink, Hernando, Fla.; three sisters, Helen Gisser, Mount Pleasant and Irene Tiley and Evelyn Higgins, both of Burlington; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren, five step grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.
Friends may call after 10 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at Eicher-Sheagren Funeral Home, Burlington, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 11, at Grace United Methodist Church, Burlington, with Rev. Trevor Davis officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Methodist Church.

Virgil Kearns Sr.
Virgil A. Kearns Sr., 94, Wyaconda, Mo., died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk.
He was born Aug. 7, 1906, near Wyaconda, Mo., the son of William A. and Emily McClintock Kearns. He married Catherine M. Nuendorf, May 28, 1925, at her parent's home near Luray, Mo. She preceded him in death May 1, 1994.
He was a member of Luray United Methodist Church, Luray, Mo. He had been a Mason for over 60 years and was a member of St. Francisville Lodge #588 A.F. & A.M. and the former El Dorado Lodge #318 in Luray. He was also a former Clark County Commissioner and a lifelong Democrat. He had farmed in Clark County and did carpentry work and was an ordained minister. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and in his later years, playing golf. He had been a resident of the Clark County Nursing Home , Kahoka, Mo., for the past year and a half.
He is survived by three sons, Donald R. (wife Willa), Jesup, Virgil A. Jr. (wife Veva), Canton, Mo. and Jerry A. (wife Diane), Keokuk; one daughter, Mrs. Franklin (Helen) Schuster, Keokuk; one daughter-in-law, Reba Kearns, Ledbetter, Ky.; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; seven great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, one daughter, one great granddaughter and four brothers.
Visitation will be held after 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11, at Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, Mo., where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. and a Masonic service will be held at 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13, at the funeral home, with Rev. Ernest Deatrick officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul Cemetery, Kahoka, Mo.
Memorials may be made to the Luray United Methodist Church. Arrangements are being handled by Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, Mo.

Floyd Hutson
Floyd M. Hutson, 78, Niota, Ill., died at 1 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 18, 2001, at his home.
He was born April 21, 1922, at Niota, Ill., the son of Clarence A. and Mayme Hoenig Hutson. He married Kathryn Peck, May 8, 1944, at Nauvoo, Ill. She survives.
He was a lifelong farmer. He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Nauvoo, Alleman Council Knights of Columbus, Nauvoo, Moose Club and Eagles. He was former Appanoose Township Democratic Precinct Committeeman and served several years on the Appanoose Township Board. He was nationally noted for his man-made levee that withstood the Flood of 1993, protecting his homestead.
Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Jim (wife Dianna), Burlington and Bill (wife Marcia), Niota, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Tom (Patricia) Bahns, Grand Rapids, Mich. and Mrs. Willie (Judy) Albert, Peoria, Ill.; two brothers, Albert (wife Loyola), Nauvoo, Ill. and Don (wife Polly), Dallas City, Ill.; 16 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two sisters and one brother.
Friends may call after 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 21, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison, where the family will meet with friends from 5 to 7 p.m. and a Wake Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22, at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Nauvoo, Ill., with Fr. Greg Ketcham officiating. Burial will be in Ss. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Nauvoo.
A memorial has been established and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home.

Harold Mondorf Sr.
Mr. Harold J. "Bud" Mondorf Sr., 68, LaHarpe, Ill. formerly of Burlington, died at 10:23 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2001 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
He was born Aug. 11, 1932, at Keokuk, the son of Harold W. and Dorothy I. Stice Mondorf. He married Helen Allen, June 13, 1968, at Galesburg, Ill. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He worked for the Burlington Basket Company for many years. In 1999 he moved from Burlington to LaHarpe.
Besides his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Ann Sears, Springfield, Mo., Kathy Fisher, Burlington and Christy Kienast, LaHarpe, Ill.; two sons, Charles Waterman, Fort Madison and Harold Mondorf Jr., Burlington; 11 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and one uncle.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call after 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Banks and Beals Funeral Home, LaHarpe, Ill., where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Graveside services and burial, with military rites by the LaHarpe American Legion Post 301, will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, at the LaHarpe Cemetery, with Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating.
A memorial has been established for the American Heart Association.

Rev. David Dailey
The Rev. David Dailey, 67, Ames, died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, of a heart ailment.
He was born July 1, 1933, at Des Moines, the son of Donald and Dorothy Guth Dailey. He married Ann Clarke, April 24, 1956, at Des Moines. She survives.
He had lived in Des Moines for many years. He served congregations in Dubuque, Sioux City, Fort Madison and Iowa Falls. He was Administrative Vice President, National Travelers Life Insurance Company for 24 years. He had been a United Methodist Minister for 19 years. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1998. He was a member of the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and the First United Methodist Church, Ames. He enjoyed gardening and reading.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Steven, Groves, Texas; one daughter, Mary Ann Waller, Augusta, Ga.; three grandchildren; and two brothers, Dan, Albuquerque, N.M. and Don, Minneapolis, Kan.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Monday, April 16, at the First United Methodist Church, Ames, with The Rev. Larry LaVelle and John Augspurger officiating. Burial was in Ames Municipal Cemetery, Ames.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church or the American Heart Association. Adams Funeral Home, Ames, is in charge of arrangements.

Violet Nelson
Violet Elizabeth Nelson, 85, Keokuk, died Thursday, June 14, 2001, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.
She was born Nov. 14, 1915, at rural Argyle, the daughter of James and Violet Scovern McCarty. After the death of her parents, she was raised by her aunts, Frances and Mahala Scovern. She married Laurence F. Nelson, May 29, 1940, at rural Argyle. He preceded her in death Sept. 5, 1997.
She graduated from Argyle High School and attended Iowa Wesleyan College, where she earned her teaching degree. She had taught at Columbia, Eagle and Nashville Township schools in Lee County for eight years and then taught at Wells Carey Elementary School in Keokuk for 17 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of Melrose United Methodist Church and was active in the Women's Circle of the church. She was also a member of the Retired Teacher's Association and had served on the Jackson Township election board for 10 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Bruce (Kristin) Whitaker, Keokuk; one son, Alan Nelson (wife Denise), Keokuk; one granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides he husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two aunts and four brothers
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Sunday, June 17, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, June 18, at Melrose United Methodist Church, with Rev. John Abraham officiating. Burial will be in Scandinavian Cemetery, rural Keokuk.
Memorials may be made to the Melrose United Methodist Church.

Alice Saulmon
Mrs. Alice "Mur" Chester Saulmon, 89, Morganton, N.C., died Thursday, Aug. 23, 2001, at Grace Heights Nursing Center.
She was born July 26, 1912, at Burke County, N.C., the daughter of Arthur Alexander and Effie Jane Whisenant Chester. She married Edgar Conley Saulmon. He preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker who loved to cook and was very devoted to her home, family and friends.
She is survived by four sons, Jack Saulmon, Davis, N.C., Ben Saulmon, Stone Mountain, Ga., Tom Saulmon and Bruce "Woody" Saulmon, both of Morganton, N.C.; three daughters, Patsy Peterson and Jane Lynk, both of Fort Madison and Alma Gates, Morganton, N.C.; two brothers, Fred Chester and Herman Chester, both of Morganton, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; a number of great grandchildren; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; and great great grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, four brothers and two sisters.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 pm., Friday, Aug. 24, at Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton, N.C. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 25, at Oak Hill United Methodist Church, Morganton, N.C., with Rev. David Gay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials may be made to The Alzheimer's Association, Western N.C. Chapter, 3 Louisiana Ave. Asheville, N.C. 28806. Kirksey Funeral Home, Morganton, N.C., is assisting the family.

Garnet Morse
Garnet Luciel Morse, 59, Keokuk, died Monday, Nov. 5, 2001, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City.
She was born Jan. 8, 1942, at Keokuk, the daughter of James E. and Sarah Lorene Griffin Daggs.
She had resided in Coal Valley, Ill., from 1965 to 1985. In 1985, she returned to Keokuk. She was of the Christian faith. 
She is survived by one son, Guy Morse (wife Shannon), Calona, Ill.; one daughter, Robin Hawkins (husband Jeff), Keokuk; five grandchildren; three brothers, Jimmy Daggs (wife Betty), Donnellson, Sammy Daggs (wife Joan), Montrose and Carl Daggs (wife Judi) Muscatine; two sisters, Sara Lee Shaffer (husband Bill) and Sue Ann Lawson (husband Ron), both of Keokuk; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, two infant brothers and one nephew.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Keokuk, with Rev. John Abraham officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk.
A memorial has been established for the family. Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, is in charge of arrangements.

Betty McKiernan 
Betty E. McKiernan, 79, Keokuk, died Monday, Jan. 17, 2000, at Montebello Health Care Center, Hamilton, Ill. 
Arrangements are pending at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk. 

James Scovern 
James E. Scovern, 93, Keokuk, died at 10:10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk. 
He was born March 30, 1906, at Alexandria, Mo., the son of James and Laura B. Rosecrans Scovern. He married Lela Evermon, March 12, 1928, at Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death, July 23, 1998. 
He lived in the Keokuk area for the past 72 years and had been employed as a timekeeper at The Hubinger Company. He was a member of the First Christian Church, Keokuk, for over 50 years and belonged to the Quarter Century Club of the Hubinger Club and the Tuesday Retirement Club. 
He is survived by three sisters, Bessie Wilson, Memphis, Mo., Dollie Whitaker, Keokuk and Juanita Hird, Mountain View, Calif.; one brother, John Scovern, Kahoka, Mo.; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; one son-in-law, John Georgeopoles, Strasburg, Va.; and many nieces and nephews. 
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, four brothers and two sisters. 
Visitation will be held after 2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 29, at DeJong's Funeral Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 1, at the First Christian Church, Keokuk, with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Keokuk. 

Robert Hertel
Robert W. "Zeke" Hertel, 74, Nauvoo, Ill., died at 9:35 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2000 at his home.
He was born Nov. 27, 1926, at Peoria, Ill., the son of Oscar A. and Ruth Schleicher Hertel. He married Mary Lee Frey, Nov. 5, 1955, at Fort Madison. She survives.
He was an Army Air Corps veteran, having served from 1944 to 1946. He also had worked for Standard Oil as a pipeline inspector.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Rev. Mark (Lori) Bourne, Merritt Island, Fla.; one son, Eric (wife Joyce), Vero Beach, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Walter (June) Behnke, Cresskill, N.J.; one niece; one nephew; and six grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
Graveside services and burial of the cremated remains will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 3, at Nauvoo City Cemetery, Nauvoo, Ill., with Rev. Mark Bourne officiating.
A memorial has been established in his memory. Lamporte Funeral Home, Nauvoo, is in charge of arrangements.

Hazel Birch
Hazel Bell "Granny" Birch, 92, Burlington, died Saturday, July 8, 2000, at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
She was born Sept. 26, 1907, at Burlington, the daughter of John Benjamin and Cora Emaline Richards Cooper. She married Virgil H. Birch. He preceded her in death.
She had been a lifelong resident of Burlington and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She had worked for Sheagren Funeral Home, American Motor Lodge and Mid West Bisquet. She also loved cats.
She is survived by one son, Walter R. (wife Belva) Birch, Burlington; three grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; one loving daughter-in-law, Belva Birch.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Visitation, where the family will meet with friends, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, at Eicher-Sheagren Funeral Home, Burlington. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 11, at the Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery, with Dr. Frank R. Beaty officiating.
A memorial has been established for the First Baptist Church.

Joseph McGrew
Joseph Marion McGrew, 61, Keokuk, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.
He was born July 8, 1939, at Cantril, the son of Owen and Vada Riggs McGrew. He married Lona Wolfe in 1957 at Oskaloosa, with whom he had three children. They divorced in 1976. He married Connie Van Curen in 1990.
He was a gas station manager and a police officer in Oskaloosa. He and Wendell Smith were co-founders of P.A.L. (Police Athlete League) while he was in Oskaloosa. He was a former manager of the Keokuk Goodyear Store, owned and operated an appliance store in Kahoka, Mo. and ran the Property Maintenance Service in Keokuk. He served as an electrician for a construction company and Ringstrom Electric in Keokuk. He also owned and operated the former Grampa Joe's Ice Cream Station in Keokuk. He enjoyed playing cards and gatherings with his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons, John (wife Donnella) and James (wife Cathy), both of Oskaloosa; one daughter, Mrs. Andrew (Debra) Ropp, Bartlesville, Okla.; one sister, Mrs. Melvin (Nellie) Streigle, Delta; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister.
There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 18, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, with Rev. William Mitchell officiating. A private family burial will be held in Oskaloosa at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lee County Hospice. Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, is in charge of arrangements.

Fredrick St. Ores
Fredrick R. St. Ores, 81, Dallas City, Ill., died at 12:40 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 7, 2000, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb, Ill.
He was born Nov. 2, 1918, at Dallas City, the son of Walter and Sara Boggess St. Ores. He married Dorothy Hardisty, Dec. 12, 1941, at Kahoka, Mo. She survives.
He was a 1936 graduate of Dallas City High School and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He had worked at Winegard Company in Burlington for 15 years and then worked at J.I. Case Company, Burlington, for 12 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of the Pontoosuc Community Church, the Dallas City American Legion and the Dallas City Senior Citizens. He was a former member of the Moose Lodge, Fort Madison and the Eagles, Burlington.
Besides his wife, he is survived by one son, Stan, Colusa, Ill.; one daughter, Pat Briscoe, Carthage, Il.; nine grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and one brother, Carl, Fort Madison.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 10, at Banks and Beals Funeral Home, Dallas City, with Rev. Lee Unger officiating. Burial, with military rites, was in Harris Cemetery near Dallas City.
Memorials may be made to the Pontoosuc Community Church or the Dallas City Senior Citizens.

James Mason
James V. Mason, 63, Pinellas Park, Fla., died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.
He came to Pinellas Park in 1970 from his native Fort Madison, where he was a 1955 graduate of Sacred Heart High School and a member of the church and a past member of the Hot Rod Club in the 1950s. Locally, he was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pinellas Park.
He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Dorotha Virginia; three sons, Marc V., Chester, S.C., Anthony L., Seminole, Fla. and Kevin B., Largo, Fla.; one step daughter, Stephanie K. Barry, Pinellas Park, Fla.; his parents, Marc and Anna Marie Mason, Fort Madison; two brothers, Robert, Kissimmee, Fla, and Francis "Frank", Fort Madison; five sisters, Floradean Schier, Marcella Honadel, and Betty Lou Alberts, all of Fort Madison, Mary Ann Mueller, Aurora, Colo. and Norma Jean Muerhoff, Grand Blanc, Mich.; and six grandchildren.
Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Feb. 9, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pinellas Park, with Rev. Thomas Anastasia as celebrant.
Osgood-Cloud Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Pinellas Park, Fla., is in charge of arrangements.

Helen Bauer
Helen F. Bauer, 88, Henderson, Nev., formerly of Carthage, Ill., died at 7:25 a.m., Wednesday, March 21, 2001, at the Miraloma Assisted Living Center in Henderson.
She was born Aug. 15, 1912, on a farm outside Basco, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Alice Monnier Lucie. She married Orville F. Bauer, June 9, 1935, at Denver, Ill. He preceded her in death Sept. 22, 1988.
She was a member of Denver Christian Church, Denver, Ill. She attended Basco Elementary School, graduated from Warsaw High School, Warsaw, Ill. and also graduated from Western Illinois Teachers College, Macomb, Ill. She taught in one room schools for 13 years and home schooled handicapped children.
She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roland (Alice Ann) Vawter, Lake Havasu, Ariz. and Mrs. Robert (Mary M.) Sullivan, Henderson, Nev.; three grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and one sister, Mildred Bornscheuer, Keokuk.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers.
Friends may call after 2 p.m., Monday, April 2, at Lamporte Funeral Home, Carthage, Ill., where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 3, at Denver Christian Church, Denver, Ill., with Pastor Joe Little officiating. Burial will be in Graham Cemetery near Denver, Ill.
Memorials in her name have been established for the Nathan Adelson Hospice and may be mailed to, or left, at Lamporte Funeral Home, 405 Cherry St., Carthage, Ill. 62321.

Kenneth Williams
Kenneth R. Williams, 87, Keokuk, died Sunday, April 15, 2001, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk.
He was born Feb. 9, 1914, at Sutter, Ill., the son of John Preston and Iona Fryer Williams. He married Margaret Ellenberg, Nov. 19, 1938, at Kahoka, Mo. She preceded him in death April 19, 1998.
He started his employment with the Hubinger Company, Keokuk, in 1943. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served on the U.S.S. Jenkins until his discharge in 1945. He then returned to Hubingers and was promoted to starch supervisor in 1955. He retired in 1976 with 33 years of service. After his retirement, he enjoyed time with his family, fishing, camping and most of all gardening. He was a member of the American Legion Post #41, the Eagles, the Moose and a past member of the Isaac Walton Club.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Gene (Linda) Sisk, Keokuk; one son, Kenneth Jr., Ellisville, Mo.; two granddaughters; one grandson; four great grandchildren; and one brother, John Preston, Branson, Mo.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters.
Visitation will be held after 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bill Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Keokuk.
Memorials may be made to the Southeastern Community College Nurses Scholarship Fund.

Bernadine Wilkerson
Bernadine D. Wilkerson, 52, Burlington, died at 7:03 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, 2001, at Bromenn Hospital, Bloomington, Ill.
She was born Jan. 3, 1949, at Burlington, the daughter of Raymond and Evelyn "Bernice" Boyd Wilkerson Sr.
She had been a Dietary Supervisor at the Iowa State Penitentiary for the last 18 years.
She is survived by one daughter, Ronique Wilkerson, Bloomington, Ill.; her mother of St. Louis, Mo.; two brothers, Bartlett Wilkerson, St., Louis, Mo. and Denny (wife Marilyn) Wilkerson, Burlington; three grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, two brothers and one sister.
Friends may call from noon to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison, to meet with the family prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at the funeral home, with Rev. Bartlett Wilkerson officiating. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison.
A memorial has been established in her memory and contributions may be left at King-Lynk Funeral Home.

Mary Stratton
Mary Stratton, 39, Fort Madison, died at 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2001, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk.
Arrangements are pending at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison

Larry Marmion
Larry Charles Marmion, 54, Ferris, Ill., died Tuesday morning, Nov. 6, 2001, at his home.
He was born Aug. 10, 1947, at Keokuk, the son of Charles and Alma Colwell Marmion. He married Judy Franzen, Sept. 16, 1977, at Carthage, Ill. She survives.
He graduated from Clark County High School, Kahoka, Mo., with the class of 1966. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Conflict. He had been employed at the Little Timber Confinement and most recently with Millard Construction Company as a carpenter. He attended Trinity Lutheran Church, Carthage, Ill. 
He is survived by two daughters, Holly Davis, Jacksonville, Ill. and Dena Marmion, Ferris, Ill. and one son, Heath Marmion, Ferris, Ill.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held after 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, where the family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, at the funeral home, with Rev. Greg Busboom officiating. Burial, with military rites, will be in Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk.
A memorial has been established.


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