Obituaries Monday July 15th
Marie Louise Gates, 92 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died 5:15 amSaturday July 13, 2013 at the Kensington, Fort Madison, Iowa. She was born October 17, 1920 at Mount Pleasant, Iowa, a daughter of Joseph and Bertha Martha (Ploeger) Timmerman. On May 1, 1948, she married Raymond Alfred Gates at Phoenix, Arizona. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1997.
Marie and her husband moved to FortMadison in 1989. She was a homemaker. For a period of time, she worked outside of her home as a stenographer and a nurse assistant. She was a classical pianist, but also loved playing hymns at church. She enjoyed sewing and her quilt group at church. She was a member of the Church of God.
She is survived by one son, Joseph Alfred (wife Stella) Gates, of West Hartford, Connecticut; two daughters, Mary Martha (husband Thomas) Goss; of North Liberty, Iowa and Nancy Rae (husband Richard) Noon, of Fort Madison, Iowa; one sister, Edith Day, of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, six brothers: Roy, Carl, Orval, Glen, Paul and Guy Timmerman; and one sister, Margaret Remick.
Family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pmTuesday July 16, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. Funeral services will be held 10:30 am Wednesday July 17, 2013 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. Burial will be held at the Soldiers Circle, Oakland Cemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa. A memorial has been established, contributions may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel, FortMadison. Online condolences to the Gates Family may be made from the Barr Memorial Chapel, www.barrmemorialchapel.com
Margaret Ann Phillips, age 77, of Wapello, died Saturday evening, July 13, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. The daughter of Edward B. and Dessa T. Allen Keown, she was born on September 6, 1935 in Cloverport, Kentucky. She married Marion Poole and later married Tony Yates.
Margaret graduated from Tell City High School in Indiana in 1954. She had worked at GE in Tell City and then moved to Clinton, Iowa and worked at Clinton Corn. For many years she did custodial work in private homes in Clinton.
She had been a member of the United Methodist Church in Clinton and also the Red Had Society in Clinton. Margaret enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, dining out with friends, and her passion of housecleaning.
She is survived by her mother, Dessa Keown and friend Gary Brown of Tell City, Indiana; a daughter, Debra & Jerry Snyder of Wapello; a son, Dan Yates of Muscatine; 3 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and a brother, John Keown of Florida. She was preceded in death by her father; a stillborn daughter, Penny; and a sister, Katherine Bauer.
The funeral ceremony for Margaret Phillips will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Chaplain Dean Graber officiating. Burial will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. The family will gather and meet friends from 9:30 to 10:30 prior to the funeral.
A memorial fund is established for the benefit of the Great River Hospice.
Condolences may be left and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com.
Albert Lee “Pee Wee” Russell, 85, of Gladstone, IL passed away at 10:50AMSunday, July 14, 2013 at the home of his daughter, Karen Mynatt, rural LaHarpe, IL. Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.