Obituaries

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Joyce Fooken

Joyce Elaine Fooken, 65, of Carthage, passed away on March 7, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage. Joyce was born in Carthage on February 5, 1951, the daughter of Milerd Leslie and Mary Virginia (Hitz) Brown. On January 28, 1982, she was united in marriage to Paul Lester Fooken in Carthage. He preceded her in […]

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William M. “Sonny” McKeel

William M. “Sonny” McKeel, 76, of Carterville, Missouri, formerly of Warsaw, passed away at Texas Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, on Sunday, March 6, 2016. William was born January 14, 1940, the son of William M. and Evalee (Tripp) McKeel in Warsaw. He graduated from Warsaw High School and then entered the U.S. […]

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Marcia Lowell Lawson

Marcia Lowell Lawson, 77, of Carthage, passed away at Blessing Hospital in Quincy on Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 12:25 P.M. Marcia was born January 21, 1939, the daughter of Dr. Vivion and Mildred Thompson (Wilhoit) Lowell at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated from Dallas City High School in 1957 and then […]

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Erma Irene Crawford

Erma Irene Crawford, 91, of Carthage, passed away at her home at 7:30 A.M. Thursday, February 25, 2016. Erma was born August 5, 1924, the daughter of Amos and Tresa (Callahan) Elliott in Bible Grove, Missouri. She attended LaPlata High School in LaPlata, Missouri graduating in 1942. She later attended Northeast Missouri College in Kirksville […]

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LaVon Shubert Campbell

LaVon Shubert Campbell, age 93, passed away peacefully on February 20, 2016 in Hendersonville, N.C. LaVon was born December 27, 1922 in Elkton, Illinois to Arthur Caesar and Katherine Kinzel Shubert, the middle child of nine. She grew up on her family’s farm and loved sharing stories of her childhood. She married Paul Blanchard Campbell […]

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Gilbert E. “Gib” Brodie

Gilbert E. “Gib” Brodie, 83, of rural Burnside, passed away at his home Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 3:30 P.M. Gib was born September 11, 1932, near Burnside, Illinois, the son of William Phillip and Ruby Florence (Emmett) Brodie. He graduated from Colusa High School. Gib had served as a medic in the U.S. Army […]

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Alvin McGaughey

Alvin McGaughey, 94, of Carthage, passed away at his home at 1:07 A.M. Wednesday, February 17, 2016. Alvin was born at Gin Ridge, Illinois, ten miles south of Macomb, the son of Frank and Bessie (Curtis) McGaughey. He was a life-long farmer beginning at a very young age helping his father who was legally blind. […]

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Walter H. “Wally” Jones

Walter H. “Wally” Jones, 60, of Hamilton, passed away at his home at 2:00 A.M. Saturday morning, February 6, 2016. Wally was born April 7, 1955, the son of Walter H. and Harriett Minnie Mae (Mesecher) Jones in LaHarpe, Illinois. He attended Hamilton High School graduating in 1973. In 2012 Wally was united in marriage […]

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Dorothy Kay Waisath

Dorothy Kay Waisath, 76, of Warsaw, passed away 6:45 am on February 3, 2016, at Montrose Health Center in Montrose, Iowa. Dorothy was born in Keokuk, Iowa, on August 4, 1939, the daughter of Eugene and Dorothy (Daugherty) Schilling. On January 13, 1958, she was united in marriage to Wayne Waisath at Grace Lutheran Church […]

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Michael Clem

Michael W. Clem “Mike”, 68, of Bowen, passed away at 8:25 P.M. on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at the Great River Hospice House in Burlington, Iowa after a short, courageous battle with leukemia. Mike was born November 3, 1947, the son of W. William and Marie (Monroe) Clem in Keokuk, Iowa. He graduated from Erie […]

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