Obituaries

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Orma R. Mickle

Orma R. Mickle, 93, of Carthage, passed away at 9:50 A.M., Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden, Illinois. Orma was born August 3, 1921, in Denver, Illinois, the daughter of Russell and Verna (Brown) Prunty. She attended Bowen High School graduating in 1939. On August 20, 1940, she was […]

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Kayla Mae Smith

Kayla Mae Smith, 22, of Colchester, Illinois, passed away Sunday, March 22, 2015, near Carthage. Kayla was born February 18, 1993, in Galesburg, Illinois. She attended West Prairie High School graduating in 2011. She then went on to graduate from Carl Sandburg College with honors in 2014. She was a member of Phi Delta kappa […]

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Mary Plowman

Mary Plowman, 97, of Carthage, passed away in her daughter’s home Sunday morning, March 8, 2015, in Carthage. Mary was born December 22, 1917, in Meeker, Colorado the daughter of Robert and Leona (Reynolds) Nelson. On April 14, 1946, she was united in marriage to Walter Plowman in Rifle, Colorado. He preceded her in death. […]

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Joyce E. Dorothy

Joyce E. Dorothy, of Macomb, formerly of Carthage, passed away at Saint Francis Hospital in Peoria on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:23 P.M. Joyce was born February 14, 1939, in Carthage, Illinois, the daughter of Virgil Lee and Florence Elizabeth (Meals) Worrell. She attended Carthage High School graduating in 1957. On June 16, 1965, […]

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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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