Obituaries

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Rochelle Johnson

After a courageous battle with cancer, Rochelle Lynn “Shelly” (Hall) Johnson, 56, peacefully passed away surrounded by family on January 18, 2017.  A lifelong resident of Hamilton, Illinois, Shelly was born on July 27, 1960 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Janet (Barr) Holtman and the late Roger Hall. She is survived by two daughters, […]

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Wayne E. Waisath

Wayne E. Waisath, 77, of Warsaw, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2017, at his home in Warsaw. Wayne was born in Keokuk on November 29, 1939, the son of Otto and Gertrude (Purdy) Waisath. On January 13, 1958, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Kay Shilling at Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster, California. […]

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Marguerite A. (Hamma) Litchfield

Marguerite A. Hamma Litchfield, 88, of Hamilton, passed away at the Montebello Care Center in Hamilton on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 1:45 P.M. Marguerite was born in Sonora Township on July 4, 1928, the daughter of Walter D. and Anna M. (Vallet) Hamma.  She grew up on the family farm that raised grapes.  Margie […]

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Marilyn Carpenter

Marilyn K. (Goodman) Carpenter, 63, of Carthage, formerly of Warsaw, passed away on January 8, 2017, at La Harpe Davier Health Care Center in La Harpe, Illinois. Marilyn was born in Keokuk, Iowa, on August 25, 1953, the daughter of Cape and Arminta (Myers) Dooley.  In May of 2005, she was united to William “Bill” […]

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Richard W. “Rick” Welch

Richard W. “Rick” Welch, 67, of Carthage, passed away at his home at 4:45 A.M. Friday morning, December 30, 2016. Rick was born April 1, 1949, the son of Rufus and Norma Jean (Buell) Welch in Louisiana, Missouri. He graduated from Carthage High School in 1967 and went on to serve in the U.S. Coast […]

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Lawrence F. “Larry” Steinkamp

Lawrence F. “Larry” Steinkamp, Jr, 71, of Carthage, passed away at 1:00 A.M. Friday morning, December 30, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Larry was born May 13, 1945, the son of Lawrence Frank and Anita V. (Koch) Steinkamp in Quincy, Illinois. In 1963 he was named Quincy’s All-American Boy and cut the ribbon for […]

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Letafern Pile

Letafern Pile, 89, of Wentzville, Missouri, formerly of Bowen, IL, passed away at her home early Monday morning, December 26, 2016. Letafern was born May 10, 1927, the daughter of Charles E. and Ila (Gilson) Husted in Fulton County, Illinois.  She graduated from Carthage High School in 1945 and attended Western Illinois University.  She taught […]

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Dr. Brent E. Smith

Dr. Brent E. Smith, 55, of Bolingbrook, passed away at his home Saturday, December 17, 2016. Brent was born June 16, 1961, the son of Richard and Bessie Louise (Miller) Smith in Carthage, Illinois.  He attended Carthage High School graduating in 1979.  He then went on to graduate from Illinois Wesleyan College in 1983 and […]

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Hubert Kelly Rose, Jr.

Hubert Kelly Rose, Jr., 91, of Warsaw, passed away Sunday, December 11, 2016, at his home in Warsaw. Hubert was born May 1, 1925, in Warsaw, Illinois, the son of Hubert K. and Mary (Burnhardt) Rose, Sr.  In 1943, he was united in marriage to Merle V. Symmonds in Kahoka, Missouri.  She preceded him in […]

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