Obituaries Tuesday July 30th
Charles Killefer Shinkle, 72 of Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away peacefully at his home at 7:30 p.m.Sunday July 28, 2013. He was born November 16, 1936 in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Carroll A. and Miriam Killefer Shinkle. He and his cousin, Ted, joined the United States Army and Chuck was sent to Korea. After serving his time in the Army, he went to WesternIllinoisUniversity to finish his college education. While at WIU, he met Janet Kay Zillman and they married on July 4, 1959 in Macomb.
Chuck worked as an agent for Country Companies Insurance in HendersonCounty for several years, and later was employed by the Department Of Corrections in Galesburg, IL.
He was very interested in local history and especially the Abraham Lincoln era during the Black Hawk War. He helped develop the Lincoln Trail in GreatRiverStateForest and located the “Lost Cemetery”, not far off the trail. Today, you can walk the trail and visit the cemetery. He was also interested in being a 4-H project leader and led the Pebble Pups through many field trips to find their rocks. If they didn’t find what they needed, they could always find it in his garage.
Chuck and several friends have taken gold panning trips into the Colorado mountains. He also loved to take his metal detector and go look for artifacts from earlier times. What he found, he gave to the HendersonCountyMuseum. He was a member of the BethelLutheranChurch in Stronghurst.
Survivors include his wife, one daughter- Cynthia (Terry) Clark of Melbourne Beach, FL., one son- Eric K. (Vanessa) Shinkle of Lynville, IA., three grandchildren- Andrew K. Shinkle of Offutt AFB, NE., Christian Z Shinkle and Naomi Shinkle of Lynnville, IA., two cousins- Ted Roberts of Peru, IL., Steve Roberts of Macomb, IL., and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister- Caroline Watson, and two cousins-Anne Tidmarsh and Elizabeth Downing.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m.Thursday August 1, 2013 in the StronghurstCemetery with Rev. Terry Muller officiating. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, where the family will be present from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for HendersonCounty 4-H. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com
Rosemary Elaine Squier, 70 of La Harpe, IL passed away at 11:37 P.M.Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the McDonoughDistrictHospital in Macomb. She was born on May 13, 1943 in Carthage, the daughter of William “Bill” and Anna Berg Cox. On September 24, 1973 she married Jerry Squier in Carthage.
Mrs. Squier was a graduate of CarthageHigh School. She worked as a cook at the MemorialHospital in Carthage and also at the Lake Inn Bar and Restaurant of Carthage in the 1970′s. Rosemary enjoyed children and operated a licensed daycare. In the 1980′s, she and her husband purchased Squier’s Auto Salvage in Fountain Green, IL., where she worked as a bookkeeper. Later in life, Rosemary worked at the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center and as a morning cook at Casey’s General Store, both in La Harpe. She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Debra (Kirk) Whittenburg, of Peoria, IL, Melissa Squier of LaHarpe, three sons, Michael McMillen of Morton, IL, Art (Jana) Squier of Fountain Green, IL and Jerry (Julie) Squier Jr. of Good Hope, IL, eleven grandchildren and five brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one grandson, Tyler Kiley, four sisters, Dora Coyle, Norma Stevenson, Dorothy Shrubb, Marilyn Sansom and one niece, Crissie Cox.
There will be a gathering of friends and family from 2:00 until 5:00PMFriday, August 2, 2013 at the Annex in LaHarpe. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of LaHarpe is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.