Obituaries Tuesday October 22nd

Charlotte Ann Jackson, age 48, of Wapello, died Sunday evening, October 20, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  The daughter of David Wagner and Beverly Brown, she was born on April 29, 1965 in Iowa City.  She married Stephen Jackson.

She worked for a couple years as an aide helper at the Lutheran Homes in Muscatine.  She was a homemaker.

Her family includes a daughter, Samantha Blake of Muscatine; a granddaughter, Shealynn; her mother and step-father, Beverly & Bert Finley of Wapello; her father, David Wagner of Muscatine; her ex-husband, Stephen Jackson of Burlington; two brothers, Rick Brown of Wapello and James Wagner, Sr. of Muscatine; and two sisters, Rita Sparrow of Winfield and Tina Wagner of Tacoma, Washington.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, at the Edwards Cemetery in Oakville with Rev. Darryl Erickson officiating.

There will be a private gathering and viewing without a visitation.

A Memorial Fund has been established for family assistance.

The Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello is providing the care and arrangements for Charlotte Jackson.

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Mrs. Barbara J. Gilpin, 71, of rural Niota, Illinois passed away at 4:42 P.M. on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at the MercyHospital in Iowa City, Iowa.

She was born on July 2, 1942 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Donald and Helen Brown Nicholson. Barbara married Nolan Gilpin on June 10, 1983.

Mrs. Gilpin was a graduate of the Mt.SterlingIllinoisHigh School. She worked over 20 years at the former Riverview Supper Club in Dallas City, Illinois and later worked at the Nauvoo- Colusa schools in the cafeteria.

She is survived by her husband, one son Destry Robertson of St. Paul, Iowa, two grandchildren, two brothers, Frank (Linda) Nicholson of Niota, Illinois, and Gary (Connie) Nicholson of Eustis, Florida. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M.Saturday, October 26, 2013 at HarrisCemetery near DallasCity with Dave Poland officiating.

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Helen Laverne Yaeger, 78, Burlington resident, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa. She was born June 6, 1935 in Burlington, Iowa, the daughter of  Ralph E. and Mildred Marie Linder McKeown.  On June 6, 1954 she married Edwin Lee Yaeger at Monmouth, Illinois.  He died July 18, 2008.

She was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Helen was a homemaker; she worked at Senior Citizens for six years, Burlington High School for two years and was an Avon representative for 40 years.

Helen’s family was most important to her and she enjoyed spending all of the holidays with them, especially the yearly family picnics. She was a kind and loving person who never knew a stranger. She loved growing and tending to her flowers.

Survivors include one son, Bradley E. (Calley) Yaeger of Burlington, Iowa; three daughters, Patricia (Steve) Reid of Wapello, Iowa, Deborah “Sunny” (Bob) Lane of Burlington, Iowa and Vickie (Sergio) Patino of Muscatine, Iowa; one brother, Everett McKeown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin; two sisters, Frances  Tillman of Burlington and Marilyn Carhoff of Sperry, Iow; 13 grandchildren, Steve Jr. Michael, David, Sergio, Alex, Angelena, Marissa, Crystal, Yolanda, Cody, Paige, Alana, and Ian; 16 great grandchildren, Ryan, Rylee, Sydney, Emma, Brooke, Megan, Maliree, Baylee, Madyson,  Logan, Nolan, Braydan, Jocelyn, Daniel, Eric, Isabella; several nieces and nephews. 

 She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two brothers-in-law, Robert Tillman and Bob Carhoff; and one sister, Lois Parkhurst.

 Funeral Services for Helen L. Yaeger will be held on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).  Pastor Dean Benton and Pastor David Yorker will officiate.  Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends in Prugh’s Chapel Wednesday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Dialysis Center.


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