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Ralph D. Ludington
Funeral service for Ralph D. Ludington, 64, rural Stronghurst, were held Monday, Nov. 19, at 2 p.m. at Banks & Beals Funeral Home with the Rev. George Knox officiating. Interment was in the Stronghurst Cemetery.
Mr. Ludington passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2001, at 4:05 p.m. in OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
A son of John and Ellen Robbins Ludington, he was born Dec. 20, 1936, in Monmouth. He married Becky Lipes, Aug. 20, 1976, in Cameron, who survives.
He also leaves: eight daughters, LuAnn Brakeville, Little York, Valerie Tutwiler, Dallas City, Mary Carolan, Tempe, Ariz., Sue Phillips Niota, Stephanie Knoedler, St. Anne, Mo., Cindy McNeely, Mesa, Ariz., Amanda Ludington, Burlington, Iowa, and Melanie Jack of Roseville; five sons, Ralph Ludington II, Panhandle, Tex., Mark Ludington, Pontiac, Charles Ludington, Denver, Colo., Scott Ludington and Ron Ludington, both of Stronghurst; two brothers, Francis Ludington, Cedar, Kan., and Donald Ludington, Siler, N.C.; a sister, Maxine Quick, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; 23 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
His parents, a brother and four sisters preceded him death.
Mr. Ludington was a painting contractor in the Stronghurst neighborhood for many years.

Harry S. Gillespie
Harry S. Gillespie, 76, Macomb, died at 11:29 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Heartland Healthcare Center in Macomb.
He was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Carlton, Minn., the son of James and Maude Cain Gillespie. He married Marjorie Earnest on Aug. 19, 1949, in Waterloo, Iowa. She survives.
He is also survived by two daughters, Ann Joslyn, San Antonio, Texas, and Jane Kellum, McKinney, Texas; and four grandchildren, Kathryn and Elizabeth Kellum, and Margaret and Rachel Joslyn.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, James, in infancy; three brothers; and three sisters.
Mr. Gillespie received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his doctorate from the University of Missouri. He was a Spanish professor at Western Illinois University for many years. He had lived in Macomb since 1965 and was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at the First Presbyterian Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Susan Coller officiating. Cremation rites were accorded. Memorials may be made to either the First Presbyterian Church or the McDonough County Humane Society. Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb was in charge of arrangements.

Fredrick McCann
Fredrick “Fred’’ E. McCann, 56, of Galesburg, died at 1:01 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center.
Born Jan. 13, 1945, in Monmouth to Anthony and Eulalia Cramer McCann, he married Patricia Marie Jackson Bishop.
He later married Daine Marie Mathews on Aug. 31, 1984 in Woodhull. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Galesburg; two sons, Mark of Monmouth and Timothy (Candy) of Abingdon; three daughters, Mrs. Michael (Tammy) Trout of Cameron, Mrs. William (Lori) Barron of Monmouth and Mrs. James (Peggy) Baysingar of Brighton, Tenn.; 17 grandchildren; four brothers, Robert of Orion, Joe (Janet) of Oquawka, John (Mary Ann) of Oneida and Larry (Rita) McCann of Longwood, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. David (Mary) Hoffman of Kankakee and Mrs. David (Lois) Foust of Eldridge, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his father, one sister and one granddaughter.
He was a truck driver for Munson Trucking for 20 years, retiring Dec. 24, 1993. A Monmouth resident for 10 years, he lived in Galesburg the past four years.
He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monmouth.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with the Rev. Nolan Purtell officiating.
Burial was in East Linwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association or City of Galesburg Handi-Van.

Eleanor M. Wilson
Final rites for Eleanor M. Wilson, 65, Macomb, were held on Monday, Nov. 26, at 11 a.m. in Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, Macomb. The Rev. Richard Bailey officiated and interment was in Glade City Cemetery, Blandinsville.
Mrs. Wilson passed away on Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at 9:02 a.m. in LaMoine Christian Nursing Home, Roseville. Memorials may be made to the Blandinsville United Methodist Church, the Roseville United Methodist Church or to the nursing home.
A daughter of Harry O. and Nellie Peterson Lundgren, she was born July 18, 1916, in Burlington, Iowa. She married Russell E. Wilson on Sept. 4, 1940, in Blandinsville, who died April 3, 1989.
She was also preceded in death by a son James and two brothers.
Surviving her are: a daughter, Marilyn (Ronald) Graham, Colchester; a son, Richard, Sciota; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet Lundgren of Roseville.
Mrs. Wilson attended the Sciota Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Maurine Cole Dains
Maurine Dains, 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Macomb, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Janaro Health Care in Scottsdale.
She was born May 14, 1911, the daughter of George and Mary Ellen Guy Cole. She married Robert Dains Dec. 28, 1937. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Dan, Vail, Colo.; one daughter, Mary Lou, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Cole and Lois Bigham, Macomb.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Dains attended Western Illinois University and was a retired teacher.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Scottsdale.
Memorials may be made to Janaro Health Care, 5937 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.
ham, Colchester; a son, Richard, Sciota; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet Lundgren of Roseville.
Mrs. Wilson attended the Sciota Methodist Church and was a member of the United Methodist Women.

Maurine Cole Dains
Maurine Dains, 90, of Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Macomb, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, at Janaro Health Care in Scottsdale.
She was born May 14, 1911, the daughter of George and Mary Ellen Guy Cole. She married Robert Dains Dec. 28, 1937. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by one son, Dan, Vail, Colo.; one daughter, Mary Lou, Mesa, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews, including Kenneth Cole and Lois Bigham, Macomb.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Dains attended Western Illinois University and was a retired teacher.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, in Scottsdale.
Memorials may be made to Janaro Health Care, 5937 E. Cactus Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85254.

Cleone B. Rawson
Cleone B. Rawson, 83, of Monmouth, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2001 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born Aug. 8, 1918, in Abingdon, the daughter of Renalt J. and Almyra Bowton Barnes.
She married Robert Tubbs Rawson on Dec. 2, 1942, in New York City. He died Aug. 1, 1994.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia (Bill) Gillen, Monmouth, and Rebecca (Barry) Troup, Camp Hill, Pa.; and four grandsons.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She attended school in Monmouth and at Christian College, Columbia, Mo., and graduated from Monmouth College.
She reviewed books for several years for Viking Press, was a substitute teacher at Monmouth and Warren high schools and helped her husband operate Barnes Super Value in Monmouth.
She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and its Alumnae Club and was a member of Chapter E, P.E.O. and O G M Club.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in Turnbull Funeral Home with the Rev. Stafford Weeks officiating.
Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Extended Care Unit at Community Medical Center Monmouth.

Shirley Lorraine Baumunk
Shirley Lorraine Baumunk, 65, of Macomb, died at 6:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital. She was born Sept. 1, 1936, in Macomb, the daughter of John Lloyd and Lola Mae Cannon Baumunk. She married Jerry E. Vincent Jan. 24, 1954.
She is survived by two sons, Randy (Laine) Vincent, El Paso, and John Vincent, Colchester; one daughter, Jennifer (Herb) Burns, Cameron; three grandchildren, Eva Vincent, Blake Burns and Carrie Burns; three sisters, Lola Mae Cannon, Lufkin, Texas, Norma Jean Keepper, Decatur, and Virginia Krueger, Burlington, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Shirley lived most of her life in the Macomb area. She belonged to various Methodist churches. She had worked in clerical positions for several area businesses before her retirement.
Cremation rites were accorded. Private disposition of ashes will take place at a later time.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.

Betty E. Pearce
Betty E. Pearce, 88, of Macomb, died at 2 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Sept. 1, 1913, in Colchester, the daughter of Cecil and Lela Parnell Belshaw. She married George I. Pearce April 20, 1935. He preceded her in death Sept. 23, 2000.
She is survived by one son, Richard L. Pearce, Monmouth; three daughters, Sally S. Cottle, Kansas, Georgia A. Beltz, Charleston, and Roxilee Vawter, Industry; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one granddaughter and four sisters.
She was a bookkeeper at the former Montgomery Ward in Macomb and Supreme Radio Communications in Macomb.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Green officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to McDonough District Hospital home health care program.

Robert L. Cunningham
Funeral services for Robert L. Cunningham, 72, Roseville, were held Friday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Corman Memorial Home, Roseville, with the Rev. James Oliver officiating. Interment was in Roseville Cemetery, where military rites were accorded by Lawson Babbitt Post #614 American Legion.
Mr. Cunningham died Monday, Nov. 19, 2001, at 4:49 p.m. in Community Medical Center, Monmouth. Masonic Rites were held at the funeral home prior to visitation on Thursday. Memorials may be made to The American Legion Post’s Nurses Scholarship Fund or to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Fund.
A son of Chester and Helen Rankin Cunningham, he was born Dec. 23, 1928, in Roseville. He married Sharyn Waymack on Aug. 1,1953, in Berwick, who survives.
He also leaves: three daughters, Debbie (Dan) Taflinger and Lisa (Mark) Mills, both of Roseville, and Sue (Robin) Harshbarger of Abingdon; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
His parents and a brother, Richard, preceded him in death.
Mr. Cunningham grew up, received his education in Roseville, where he was a lifelong farmer, and an Army veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of Lawson Babbitt Post #614 American Legion; Roseville Lodge #519 AF&AM; Scottish Rite Bodies, Valley of Peoria; Mohammed Temple Shrine in Peoria; and West Central Illinois Shrine Club.
Mr. Cunningham also served on the Roseville Farmers Grain board of directors, the Warren County Fair Board, the Roseville State Bank board of directors, and the Roseville Township Board.

J. G. “Bud” Quinn
J. G. “Bud” Quinn, 78, Macomb, died at 10:56 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 20, 1923, in East St. Louis, the son of George and Miriam Dowling Quinn. He married Joanne Stringfield Oct. 27, 1951, in Springfield. She survives.
He is also survived by two sons, Greg Quinn, Macomb, and Jeff Quinn, Naperville; two daughters, Mickey Elliott, Pittsfield, and Denise (Tom) Canavit, Troy; seven grandchildren, Andrea and Tracey Elliott, Savannah Canavit, and Britney, Ryan, Kaitlyn and Hailey Quinn; and his mother-in-law, Helen Stringfield, who made her home with the Quinns.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Theresa Church and Rose Quinn.
He served in the Air Force from 1942 to 1946. He was a graduate of Bradley University. He was a civil engineer for the State of Illinois for 25 years and worked for several private firms for several years. He was a member of St. Paul Church, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus and a member of American Legion Post #6.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at St. Paul Church in Macomb, with the Rev. Richard Pricco officiating. Burial,with military rites, was in Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Church Building Fund or American Diabetes Association.

Merlyn E. Peters
Merlyn E. Peters, 71, Macomb, died at 9:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at Heartland Healthcare Center.
He was born April 6, 1930, in Mason City, Iowa,the son of Henry and Vesta Sarah McElroy Peters. He married Shirley Bell Jan. 28, 1951, in Mason City, Iowa. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons, Ed (Cathy) Peters and Gene (Sonya) Peters, both of Macomb, and Jerry (Dawn) Peters, El Paso; one daughter, Nancy (Fred) Brokaw, Raritan; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Dick Peters, Boise, Idaho, and Lloyd Peters, Marshalltown, Iowa; and two sisters, Lucille Cooper, Boise, Idaho, and Marion Smed, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Everett, Don and Walter.
He had worked as a wholesale meat salesman and had also worked for Keebler as a cookie salesman. He drove a laboratory route for McDonough District Hospital and drove a bus route for Western Illinois University. He had also driven a school bus route for many years in the Macomb area. He had lived in Macomb since 1965 and was a member of the Macomb Eagles Club. He had served in the Army National Guard from 1947 until 1950.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial of ashes will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb at a later time.
Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospital hospice program.

Commodore W. "Bill" Meeks
Commodore W. “Bill” Meeks, 82, of West Point, Ill. died on Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 1:45 a.m. at his home in West Point after a brief illness.
He was born December 23, 1918 the son of Douglas and Laura (Whitlock) Meeks in Rockbridge, Ill. He graduated from Greenfield High School in 1937. In January of 1941 He joined the Army Air Corp at Chanute Field, Ill. He served until his honorable discharge in December of 1943 attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. On December 23, 1942 he was united in marriage to Phyllis Hudson. After his discharge he worked at Caterpillar in Peoria for 5 years. He held several other jobs before moving to West Point in 1953 where he was employed by Hancock Grain Company. He was then employed by the Electric Wheel Company in Quincy, Ill. until his retirement in 1981 as a foreman. He was a member of the American Legion in Bowen, Ill. and was past Commander. He was also a member of the West Point Christian Church for many years.
He is survived by: one daughter, Sandra Borneman of Indianapolis, Ind.; two sons, Larry Meeks (wife Cheryl), and Stacy Meeks (wife Lienne), both of West Point; six grandchildren, Chanel Marshall, Wayne Borneman Jr., Chris Meeks, Craig Meeks, Kirsten Meeks, and Lindsey Meeks. Six great grandchildren also survive. He is also survived by three sisters and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 1993; twin sons in infancy; three brothers and three sisters.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 25, 2001 at the West Point Christian Church with burial to follow in the West Point Cemetery. Visitation was held at the Neiser-Printy Funeral Home in Bowen from 3-8 p.m. Saturday with the family meeting friends from 6-8 p.m.
Memorials can be made to the West Point Christian Church or Blessing Hospice-Hancock County.

E. Caroline Markham
E. Caroline Markham, 81, Macomb, died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 25, 2001, at her residence.
She was born Oct. 19, 1920, in McDonough County, the daughter of Hugh B. and Luella Wisslead Jeffries. She married Edgar L. Markham Jan. 29, 1941, in Macomb. He preceded her in death March 6, 1970.
She is survived by two daughters, Ann (Richard) Carlile, Macomb, and Sue Ellen (Rodney) Hodges, Augusta; eight grandchildren, Julie (Barry) Graves, Jeffrey (Melissa) Markham, Jill (Bobby) Jones, Mark McKee, Jason McKee, Caryn (Jamie) Kerker, Jerry (Trisha) Hodges and Kelly (Preston) McPeak; and 10 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Roger Markham, and one sister, Lawies Cusick.
She was a member of Blandinsville Chapter 108 of the Order of the Eastern Star, in which she served as Worthy Matron 13 times. She was a State Grand Officer in the OES and was a member of the Bushnell Rainbow Girls. At the time of her death, she had been serving as the Grand Representative of OES of Iowa. She was a member of the Bardolph Methodist Church and had managed the Kirlin's store in Macomb for many years.
The funeral and Order of the Eastern Star services are at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, Macomb, with the Rev. Ron Green and OES Lodge officers officiating. Burial will be in the Glade City Cemetery in Blandinsville.
Memorials may be made to Blandinsville Chapter 108 OES Scholarship Fund.

Joyce A. Still
Joyce Ann Still, 54, Canton, formerly of Bushnell, died at 12:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at home.
She was born Dec. 14, 1946, in Bushnell, the daughter of Clifford and Esther Thompson Still.
Surviving are her father, in Astoria, two brothers, Rex (Nancy) Still, Adair, and Roger (Vicki) Still, Berwick; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother.
She graduated from Sangamon State University, Springfield. She was president of the State Association for Nutrition and had worked at Western Illinois University, Macomb, for several years. She was a lay minister for rural churches in Fulton County for several years.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Martin-Hollis Funeral Home, Bushnell, with the Major Everett Jordan officiating.
Burial was in Prairie City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the YMCA Little School, Canton.

John T. (Tom) Pence
John T. (Tom) Pence, 61, of St. Charles died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001 at the University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago.
He was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Galesburg, the son of John S. and Kathryn Lorraine (Strickland) Pence, Jr.
For 35 years he worked for the Xerox Corporation as a technical specialist, retiring in February of 2001.
He was a member of the St. Charles Sportsman’s Club and a past president of the St. Charles Football Booster Club.
He is survived by his wife, Ann, three children, Bridget Jendrzejczyk, Yorkville, John P., of St. Charles and Veronica Pence of Chicago; three grandchildren, Amanda, Michael and Erik Jendrzejczyk.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Locally he is survived by his aunt, Shirlee Hurt, with whom he made his home after the death of his parents. Other survivors are cousins, Debbie and Larry Dwyer, Jeff, Kristin, and Danny, and Doug Hurt and Nikki, all of Abingdon.
Visitation was Sunday from 4-8 p.m. at Yurs Funeral Home, St. Charles. The funeral service and burial were private.
Memorials may be made to the St. Charles Public Library, 1 South 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174 for books to be purchased in his memory.

Harold W. Strand
Harold W. Strand, 96, rural Abingdon, died at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2001, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Aug. 10, 1905, in Macomb, the son of William and Anna Anderson Strand.
He married Evelyn S. Shughart on Jan. 26, 1935, in Warren County. She died Jan. 12, 1989.
Surviving are one daughter, Coral (Roger) Seitz, Oquawka; one sister, Mable Mann, Austin, Texas; two grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Charles Strand, one sister and one brother.
He was reared and educated in Monmouth.
He farmed all his life in Warren and Knox counties, retiring in 1995.
He was a lifelong member of First Lutheran Church of Monmouth.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Hoover-Hall Memorial Chapel, Monmouth, with the Rev. Frank Moyer officiating.
Burial was in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery, Monmouth.
Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church of Monmouth.

Theodore J. Nelson
Theodore J. “Ted’’ Nelson, 58, of Galesburg, died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday Nov. 28, 2001, in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born Dec. 21, 1942, in Galesburg, the son of Oscar and Mabel Lindeen Nelson. He married Janet Beth Cox on Jan. 27, 1968, in Abingdon.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Christopher M. Nelson, Galesburg; two daughters, Julie (Chuck) Hook, and Jennifer Lynne Nelson, both of Galesburg; four brothers, Quentin Nelson, DeLoyd (Nancy) Nelson, and Elliott Nelson, all of Alexis, and Eugene (Janet) Nelson, Galesburg; one sister, Maribelle (Ray) Krause, Bloomington, Minn.; and four grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He served in the Army Reserves from 1962-1968.
He worked for Admiral/Maytag as a repairman for 30 years, retiring in 1993. He also farmed in the Henderson Grove area for many years.
He was a member of the International Association of AeroSpace Workers 2063.
He was a member of the Messiah Lutheran Church in Henderson Grove.
Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Messiah Lutheran Church, Henderson Grove with the Rev. Kurt Carlsen and Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Henderson Grove Cemetery. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Home, Galesburg, was in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the family.

W. Gary German
W. Gary German, 62, of Knoxville, died at 1:55 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg.
He was born April 23, 1939, in Williamsfield, the son of William A. and Eileen A. Eldridge German. He married Sonja E. Knight on May 10, 1959, in Galesburg.
Surviving are his wife; one son W. Scott (Linda) German, Abingdon; one daughter Beth C. (David W.) Burrows, Galesburg; one brother Otto (Mary Jo) German, Knoxville; one sister Dana (Robert) Culver, Yorkville; two grandchildren Abigail Christine Burrows and Aaron Burrows.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Mieda Frederickson, and one brother Robert German.
He worked as a patrolman for the Galesburg Police Department for 29 years retiring in 1989. He later worked part time for the City of Galesburg Park Division.
He was a member of the Police Benevolent & Protective Association, Illinois Police Association, past member of the Western Illinois Antique Auto Club.
Funeral services were held at 10 am. Saturday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel, with the Rev. Frederick Larner officiating.
Burial was in East Linwood Cemetery, Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

John Dean Barker
Mr John Dean Barker 75, Macomb, died at 7:23 p.m. Wed. Nov. 28, 2001, at his residence.
He was born Nov. 20, 1926, near Sciota, the son of John and Clara Phillips Barker. He married Loretta Fisher Campbell Aug. 25, 1962; she survives.
He is also survived by two sons, John Barker, Fla., and Alan Barker, East Peoria; two stepdaughters, Judith Fisher, Metamora, and Debra (Ken) Miller, East Peoria; five grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother: Clell (Hazel) Barker, Bushnell; one sister, Idelle (Robert) Ruebush, Burlington, Iowa; two nieces; and three nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by twin brothers, Keith and Kent.
He worked at C.S. Norcross & Son in Bushnell and Crawford Oil Co. in Good Hope. He was a barber in Sciota and Good Hope for many years and was retired from Western Illinois University. A Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Bushnell VFW, McDonough Post 6 American Legion and a 50-year member of the Good Hope Masonic Lodge, where he served as Past Master.
Funeral services were held Dec. 1, 2001, at Sargent-Worthington Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ron Stewart officiating. Burial was in the Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope.
Memorials may be made to the Midwest Kidney Foundation, Macomb, or the Good Hope Fire Department.

Eugene A. Brown
Eugene A. Brown, 81, of Macomb, died at 7:24 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001, at McDonough District Hospital. He was born April 25, 1920, in Huron, S.D., the son of Bert and Nora Powel Brown. He married Irene Purdum Nov. 4, 1942, in Astoria. She preceded him in death May 18, 1989.
He is survived by one son, Ron Brown, Kokomo, Ind.; one daughter, Patricia Morrow, Macomb; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War, achieving the rank of captain. He was a residential builder.
Graveside services were held Friday, Nov. 30, 2001, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, with the Rev. Steven Workman officiating.
Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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