Miscellaneous Lee County, Iowa Obituaries


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Eloise Stillwell
Eloise Stillwell, 96, Largo, Fla., died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Sun Coast Hospital in Largo.
She was born March 17, 1905, at Carthage, Ill., the daughter of John and Elizabeth Teckmeyer Edgar. She married George Stillwell. He preceded her in death in 1970.
She was a longtime resident of Chicago during her working years. After her husband's death, she retired and moved to Florida.
She is survived by three nephews and two nieces.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one sister-in-law.
There will be no visitation. Graveside services and burial will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, April 17, at Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, with Rev. Bill Olmsted officiating.
Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk, is in charge of arrangements.

Clara Froman
Clara Pauline Froman, 85, Hamilton, Ill., died Friday morning, Aug. 24, 2001, at Bellefonte, Pa.
Arrangements are pending at Lamporte Funeral Home in Hamilton.

Raymond Wollbrink
Raymond H. Wollbrink, 94, Hamilton, Ill., died Tuesday evening, Nov. 6, 2001, at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Lamporte Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ill.

Aletha Beaumont
Aletha M. (Stiles) Beaumont, 89, Weslaco, Texas, died Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2002, at the Med Center of John Knox Village in Weslaco.
She had been a resident of Weslaco since 1980. Prior to that she had lived in Nisswa, Minn., Fort Madison and was a native of Chillicothe, Ill.
She is survived by one sister, Inez M. Gunderson, Glenwood, Minn.; one niece; and two grand nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one son.
Her body has been cremated and laid to rest with her husband and son on South Padre Island, Texas.

Dr. Harry Harper Jr.
Dr. Harry D. Harper Jr., Sacramento, Calif., formerly of Fort Madison and Keokuk, died Thursday, May 18, 2000, at his home.
A complete obituary will be published later.

Wanda Sweezer
Wanda Mae Shumate Sweezer, 80, Carthage, Ill., died at 1:43 p.m., Wednesday, May 31, 2000, at the Hancock County Nursing Home in Carthage.
She was born Aug. 22, 1919, at LaHarpe, Ill., the daughter of Claude and Goldie Brimm Thatcher. She first married Myron Shumate and later, she married James Sweezer.
She had formerly lived in Niota, Ill., Fort Madison and in Modesto, Calif. from 1987 until 1993. She and her mother had operated the Igloo Restaurant and the Alley Inn, both in Carthage. She had also worked at Smith's Cafe, Carthage and at Sheaffer Pen Company, Fort Madison. She was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Carthage.
She is survived by two sons, Charles M. Shumate, Olney, Ill. and Michael Shumate, Hamilton, Ill.; six grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Friends may call after 2 p.m., Friday, June 2, 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 will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 3, at LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe, Ill.
A memorial fund has been established for the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Banks and Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 503, LaHarpe, Ill. 61450.

Addie Knapp
Addie Eva (Mork) Knapp, 88, died Thursday, April 12, 2001, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.
She was born April 28, 1912 in Forest Grove, Ore., the daughter of Edward and Eliza Josephine Thrower King. She married Anthony G. Mork, July 14, 1928, at Hillsboro, Ore. He preceded her in death June 14, 1980. She married Mr. Knapp in the fall of 1985. He preceded her in death in the spring of 1986.
She had been employed at the Mendocino State Hospital, Ukiah, Calif., retiring in 1978. She was a member of the First Christian Church, Thatcher, Ore. She loved to travel and enjoyed painting flowers and animals.
She is survived by two daughters, Eva Mott, Apache Junction, Ariz. and Mrs. Scott (Rose Marie) DePew, Keokuk; two sons, Lawrence Mork, Anderson, Calif. and Ralph Mork (wife Janet), Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
The family met with friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 15, at Vigen Memorial Home, Keokuk. A private family service followed. Burial will be in Ukiah, Calif.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, Keokuk.

Ina Anderson
Ina Maude Anderson, 89, Rome, died Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2001, at the Fort Madison Health Center in Fort Madison.
She was born March 16, 1912, north of Rome, the daughter of Peter and Fanny Engsminger. She married Willis Anderson, Aug. 2, 1930, at Mount Pleasant. He preceded her in death in 1972.
She had lived in Henry County all of her life and was employed by the State Mental Hospital in Mount Pleasant for 17 years, retiring in 1979. Her hobbies included quilting, gardening and canning, crocheting and making Afghans for each new grandchild. She also enjoyed her rose garden and took great pride in her cooking, preparing wonderful meals and cherished holiday get-togethers with her family.
She is survived by two sons, Leonard (wife Phyllis), Fort Madison and Ron, Sacramento, Calif. ; 13 grandchildren; two step grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; two step great granddaughters; six great great grandchildren; her long time neighbor; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one sister, five brothers, two grandsons and one great grandson.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 26, at Beatty Funeral Home, Mount Pleasant. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Aug. 27, at the funeral home, with Deacon Guy Sammons officiating. Burial will be in Grant Cemetery, north of Rome.
A memorial has been established in her memory.

Jerome Kuhlmeier
Jerome Kuhlmeier, Fort Madison died early Friday morning, Jan. 4, 2002, at University Hospital, Iowa City.
Arrangements are pending at King-Lynk Funeral Home, Fort Madison.

Barbara Holtkamp
Barbara Holtkamp, 58, Luray, Mo., died Thursday, June 20, 2002, at San Martin Hospital, Tijuana, Mexico.
Arrangements are pending at Vigen Memorial Home, Kahoka, Mo.

Eileen Beimer
Eileen Beimer, 3056 Hwy. 103, died Tuesday morning, Nov. 16, 1999, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.

Stanley Stansbury
Stanley Robert Stansbury, 70, 1320 30th St., died at 6:55 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at Fort Madison Community Hospital, Fort Madison.

Dorothy Snodgrass 
Dorothy E. Snodgrass, 89, Keosauqua, died at 10:20 a.m., Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at the Van Buren Good Samaritan Center in Keosauqua. 

Patricia Davis 
Patricia Davis, 330 Ave. D, died Monday, Oct. 11, 1999, at her home.

Howard Wallingford
Howard, L. Wallingford, 83, Yucaipa, Calif., died Sunday, Feb. 13, 2000 at Redlands Community Hospital. 

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. 

James Scovern 
James E. Scovern, 93, Keokuk, died at 10:10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk. 

Libby Kramer 
Libby A. Kramer, 86, Montrose, died at 6:15 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital, Keokuk. 

Thomas Kutscher
Thomas J. Kutscher, 67, West Point, died at 9:08 a.m., Saturday, June 3, 2000, at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington. He had been seriously ill for the past several months.

Alvin Siegfried
Alvin David Siegfried, 74, Carthage, Ill., died Friday, June 2, 2000, at St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill.

Corinne Finch
Corinne Kumleh Finch, 98, 1702 41st St., died at 6:15 p.m., Sunday, June 4, 2000, at Fort Madison Health Center in Fort Madison.

Barbara Brown
Barbara Anne Brown, infant daughter of Perry T. Brown and April J. Kimbrough, 627 Ave. F, died at 10:39 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2000, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, Iowa City, where she was born on June 2, 2000.

Winton Weber
Winton Erwin Weber, 73, Tucson, Ariz., a former area resident, died Friday, June 2, 2000 at St. Joseph Hospital in Tucson.

Eva Kuder
Eva Adeline Kuder, 88, 1717 35th St., died at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 15, 2000, at Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison. She had been seriously ill the past few days.

Ruth Colby 
Ruth Brown Colby, 78, Mission, Texas, died of a heart attack, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, at her home.

Joseph McGrew 
Joseph Marion McGrew, 61, Keokuk, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2000, at River Hills Village in Keokuk.

Kathleen Maley 

Kathleen Agnes Shifflett Malley, 79, Fort Madison, died Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, at University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, after a long illness.

Cara Carpenter 
Miss Cara K. Carpenter, 11, Johnston, died Sunday, Oct. 29, 2000, at Blank Children's Hospital of Leukemia.

Harold Marriott 
Harold Marriott, 84, Keokuk, died Saturday, Oct. 28, 2000, at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk.

Leta Scott 
Leta June Scott, 67, 2902 Ave. H, died at 12:27 a.m., Monday, Dec. 4, 2000, at University Hospitals, Iowa City. She died suddenly.

Esther Haugen 
Esther Haugen, 86, Fertile, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2000, at Muse-Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit of North Iowa, Mason City.

Edna Ruble
Edna L. Ruble, 89, Independence, Mo., formerly of Fort Madison, died at 9:29 a.m., Monday, March 5, 2001, at the Medical Center in Independence.

Ed Younk
William Edward "Ed" Younk, 78, died Friday, April 6, 2001, at Dallas, Tex., after suffering various heart problems.

Eva Shearer 
Eva H. Shearer, 76, Joplin, Mo., died at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at her residence following a short illness.

Vanessa Brunk 
Vanessa Clifton Brunk, 38, 119 S. 10th St., Montrose, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at her home. Her death was sudden.

Joseph Ritter 
Joseph L. Ritter, 89, Halfway, Mo., formerly of Fort Madison, died Tuesday, April 10, 2001, following a lengthy illness.

Joseph Metternich 
Joseph Metternich, 75, Hamilton, Ill., died at Keokuk Area Hospital on Friday, April 13, at 2:35 a.m. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Lamporte Funeral Home, Hamilton, Ill.

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