Obituaries Tuesday February 5th
Josephine T. “Jo” Cantwell, 86 years, of Wever, Iowa died 12:15 pmWednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Blair House, Burlington, Iowa. Jo was born November 3, 1926 at Rolla, Missouri, a daughter of James and Alice (Collier) Tyler. On July 3, 1950, she married Laurence “Larry” Cantwell at Rolla, Missouri.
She was a homemaker, and she was a dental assistant for many years. She and her husband Larry moved to the area in 1974. She was a member of the DanvilleUnitedMethodistChurch, Danville, Iowa. She was a former member of the P.E.O. Chapter BS, FortMadison and the Fort Madison Country Club. She enjoyed crafts, golf, sewing, knitting, quilting, dancing, and Big Band music.
She is survived by her husband, Larry Cantwell, of Burlington, Iowa; a daughter, Kris (husband Tom) Tibbets, of New London, Iowa; a son, Ronald Cantwell, of Houston, Texas; one brother, Tim Tyler, of Yuma, Arizona; two sisters: Peggy Eggers, of San Antonio, Texas and Patsy (husband Jim) Mesko, of Rolla, Missouri, three grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers: Robert, Bill, James and John and three sisters: Catherine, Helen and Carolyn.
Per her wishes, her body has been cremated. Her family will greet friends from 10:00 – 11:00 amSaturday, February 9, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 amSaturday, February 9, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, with Pastor Carrie Duncan, officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at the MasonicCemetery, Bucklin, Missouri. A memorial has been established for HCI Hospice Care Services and the DanvilleUnitedMethodistChurch, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. Online condolences to the Cantwell Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, www.barrmemorialchapel.com.
James “Jay” Johnson, age 76, of rural Niota, Illinois died Monday, February 4, 2013 at his home.
Jay was born on December 30, 1936, in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Dale and Elizabeth Reimbold Johnson. On January 31, 1981, he married Teresa Adair.
Jay attended school in Nauvoo, Illinois, later transferring to Melbourne High School in Melbourne, Arkansas where he graduated. In 1954 he enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. Over the years Jay worked at several jobs including deckhand on a Mississippi River towboat and traffic manager for Gleason Corporation. Lastly, he held a position as sales representative for Consolidated Freightways for nearly twenty years. Jay was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing, reading, playing cards (especially cribbage and euchre), cooking and entertaining friends. Collecting and sharing favorite recipes was one of his many hobbies. Jay had a life-long interest in Native American culture and all matters regarding the settling of the West. He was a member of the National Wild Turkey Federation and Wheeling Sportsmen.
Jay is survived by his wife Teresa Adair of rural Niota, one daughter, Jocelyn Johnson of Savannah, Georgia; one son, Eric Johnson of Nauvoo; one sister, Jean (Hanse) Michael of Nauvoo; and one brother, Aaron Johnson of Galesburg, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bob Johnson of Clebourne, Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM Thursday, February 7, 2013 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dallas City, IL with Father Tony Trosley officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be at the Appanoose Cemetery near Niota. Friends may call after 3:00PM Wednesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City where a prayer service will be held at 6:00PM followed by a visitation with the family until 8:00PM. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that a contribution be made to a favorite charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.
Larry Bernhart Age:67 Resident: of Paducah, Kentucky, formerly of Burlington, Iowa
Died:Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013
Where: at home
Survivors: Not available at this time
Funeral Services: Friday, February 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Prugh’s Chapel.
Interment: Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa Other arrangements: The family will receive friends on Thursday evening, February 7, 2013, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Donald Wayne Cowan, 85, of Burlington, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Born on July 7, 1927 in Mt Pulaski, Illinois, he was the son of Wallace L. and Leah Frances Kerschner Cowan. He married Betty Jane Callicotte on November 19, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa.
Donald served in the U.S. Navy and saw action in World War II. He graduated from Bradley University with a BS in Business Administration. Donald had an excellent singing voice and sang in both the U.S. Naval Choir and the Bradley University Choir. He worked at Chittenden Eastman for 35 years and served on the Board of Directors. He also worked at Stewarts Clothing, Kleins Clothing and Firestone Tire. Donald enjoyed yard work, rug making, sewing walker bags and handy work. He was an avid Cubs and Hawkeyes fan. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and served as Elder.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughter, Sandy Walz of Burlington, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Mary Cowan of Kansas City, Missouri; four granddaughters, Andrea (Duane) Walz Hartman of Coralville, Iowa, Jessica Geisel of Kansas City, Missouri, Samantha Cowan of Fairway, Kansas and Meg Cowan of Kansas City, Missouri; two grandsons, Christopher (Kate) Walz of Ottumwa, Iowa and Joseph Geisel V of Chicago, Illinois; one great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Hartman of Coralville, Iowa; two brothers, David (Susan) Cowan of Nashville, Tennessee and Rev. Douglas (Denise) Cowan of Rochelle, Illinois; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Darwin Cowan; and one son, Dr. Dennis Cowan.
Funeral services for Donald Wayne Cowan will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Prugh’s Chapel. Rev. Douglas Cowan will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa. Military rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.
Friends may call after 8:00 a.m. on Friday with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Prugh’s Chapel. A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.
Mildred R. “Budde” Foster Age 98 of Burlington
Died 2/1/13 Where Sunnybrook of Burlington Burlington
7 Grandchildren 20 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Norma Mordhorst Wyoming, IA
Sister Virginia Gugeler Burlington, IA
Sister Patricia Roberts Texas
Friends may call 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 1 until 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 6th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Graveside memorial service will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, February 11th, in Aspen Grove Cemetery
Charles F. Griffith Age 77 of Danville
Died Sun 2/3/13 Where Great River Medical Center West Burlington
Graveside Funeral Service and 10 AM Wednesday, February 6th, in Aspen Grove Cemetery Interment