Obituaries

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Dannie Douglas Watts

Dannie Douglas Watts, 81, of Keokuk, formerly of Hancock County, passed away at 2:45 A.M. Friday, February 27, 2015 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Dannie was born September 7, 1933, in Stillwell, Illinois the son of Paul and Joy (Stillwell) Watts. After high school Dannie went on to serve in the U.S. Navy from 1950 […]

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Thomas F. Kempkes

Thomas F. Kempkes, 91, of Carthage, passed away on February 18, 2015, at the Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton, Illinois. Tom was born on May 20, 1923, in Charlestown, Illinois, to Otto William and Mary Matilda Jackson Kempkes. He was united in marriage to Margaret Ermalee Young in December 21, 1952 in Denver, Illinois. She […]

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Randy Gene Gerhardt

Randy Gene Gerhardt, 53, of Warsaw, passed away on Sunday, February 15th, 2015, at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk, Iowa. Randy was born in Quincy, Illinois, on August 13, 1961, to Robert Gene and Lucille Irene Gooding Gerhardt. He was united in marriage to Kathleen Schneider on August 18, 1984, in Flint, Michigan. She survives. […]

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Martha Smith

Martha Rebecca Burling Smith 88 of Carthage, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. She was born on June 30, 1926, in rural Ferris, a daughter of Herman and Sadie Burling. Martha married Bernard A. Smith on May 17, 1958, in Carthage. He preceded her in death […]

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James M. Martens

James M. Martens, 70, of Carthage, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria, Illinois at 1:22 A.M. Thursday, February 12, 2015. James was born May 27, 1944, the son of Marvin and Marie (Aden) Martens in Keokuk, Iowa. After graduation from high school he served in the U.S. Air Force. On July 12, 1969, […]

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Elizabeth “Libby” Sherrick

Elizabeth “Libby” Potter Sherrick, 86, passed away at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday 11 February 2015 surrounded by her children. Elizabeth (Libby) was born on 3 September 1928 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Helen Tenhaeff Potter and Charles Joseph Potter. She attended Knox College in Galesburg and earned her baccalaureate degree from the University of […]

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James Eldon Boyer

James Eldon Boyer, 80, of Carthage, passed away at 4:55 A.M. Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage. James was born March 16, 1934, in Rock Creek Township, Hancock County, Illinois, the son of Howard S. and Hazel M. (Barnard) Boyer. He attended Carthage High School graduating in 1953. On June 21, 1953, […]

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Marcella Rose Dighton

Marcella Rose Dighton, 87, of Carthage, passed away at 7:10 P.M. Thursday evening, February 05, 2015 at the Montebello Care Center in Hamilton. Marcella was born January 19, 1928, the daughter of Orval and Rowena Esther (Elgin) Haislip in Wellsville, Missouri. She attended Carthage High School in 1946. On December 14, 1947, she was united […]

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Gerald Lloyd Bodecker

Gerald Lloyd Bodecker of Urbana, Illinois, passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015, at Carle Foundation Hospital. He married Lois Jean Bodecker in 1949. Jerry worked in construction for many years and then he and his wife opened a greenhouse/garden center in Urbana. He looked forward to gardening each year. He was preceded in death […]

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Walter James “Jim” Spencer

Walter James “Jim” Spencer, 89, of West Point, passed away at Blessing Hospital in Quincy on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:23 A.M. Jim was born July 30, 1925, the son of Samuel and Nellie (Henderson) Spencer in White Mills, Kentucky. After graduation from high school Jim served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from […]

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