Obituaries

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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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Judge Richard C. Ripple

Judge Richard C. Ripple, 80, of Carthage, passed away at Memorial Hospital in Carthage on Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 1:53 A.M. Richard was born September 9, 1934, the son of Harold and Eathel (Romer) Ripple in Maquoketa, Iowa. After graduation from high school he went on to attend Cornell College and received his Bachelor’s […]

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Doris Alexander

Doris Alexander, 86, of Carthage, passed away at her son’s home in Quincy at 12:35 A.M. Friday, January 23, 2015. Doris was born February 23, 1928, in Augusta, Illinois, the daughter of Herman and Emma (Cashman) Phillips. She graduated from Augusta High School in 1946 and went on to attend Western Teacher’s College (WIU) in […]

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Charlotte E. Hartmann

Charlotte Elizabeth Hartmann, 78, of Timber Point Healthcare Center in Camp Point, Illinois, formerly of Hamilton and Canton, Illinois, died on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 10:01 P.M. at Blessing Hospital ICU in Quincy, Illinois. Charlotte was born March 15, 1936 in Canton, Illinois, a daughter of Russell D. and Kathleen (Murphy) Gosnell. She married […]

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Owen Dean “Chink” Rowland

Owen Dean “Chink” Rowland, 87, of Bowen, passed away on Sunday evening, January 11, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Chink was born August 29, 1927, the son of Homer and Elizabeth (Williams) Rowland in Chili, Illinois. He graduated from Bowen High School in 1945. On January 19, 1946, he was united in marriage to […]

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