Obituaries Tuesday November 19th

Adolphus “Doss” David Massner    Age 85    of    Mediapolis
Died Saturday 11/16 at Genesis Medical Center Davenport
He is survived by his wife Bertha Massner    Mediapolis    IA
Sons David, Derek & Doran Massner all of Mediapolis
Daughters Mara (Curtis) Orr of Mediapolis, Dana (A.J.) Kuisle of Sperry & Megan Massner of Mediapolis
17 Grandchildren    1    Great-Grandchild
Sister    Dorothy (Richard) Taeger    Burlington, IA
Brother    Eric (Norma) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Virgil (Barbara) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Lloyd (Mary) Massner    Mediapolis, IA
Brother    Harold (Annette) Massner    Burlington, IA
Brother    Dale (Evelyn) Massner    Burlington, IA
Brother    Allen (Rosemary) Messner    Maywood, MO
The Family will receive friends    4 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 19th, at Lunning Chapel and 9 – 9:45 a.m. Wednesda’
November 20th at the Oakville-Mediapolis Apostolic Christian Church in Mediapolis
10 am. Wednesday, November 20th, at the Oakville-Mediapolis Apostolic Christiar
Church in Mediapolis
Burial Will Be    Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery, Oakville.


Helen Francis Prickett, 99, of Salem, died Sunday, November 17, 2013 at PleasantManorCareCenter, Mt.Pleasant.

The funeral service for Mrs. Prickett will be held at 1:00 PM, Thursday, November 21, 2013 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Jared Haley will officiate.  Burial will be in BurgeCemetery, New London.  Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, November 20, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.  Memorials have been established to SalemFriendsChurch, Relay For Life, and the Pleasant Manor Activity Fund.

Mrs. Maxine M. Carper, 89, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 2:45 PMSaturday, November 16, 2013 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe, IL.

She was born September 12, 1924 in Plymouth, IL, the daughter of Luther and Mabel Hitz Stolp. On January 24, 1942 she married Ross R. Carper in Palmyra, MO. He preceded her in death on February 18, 1992.

Maxine graduated from Brooklyn, IL high School in 1941. She worked at the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant for 43 years, retiring in 1990. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in DallasCity. She was a resident of the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center for the last 16 years where she received loving care from all the staff members.

Among her survivors are 2 daughters, Elaine (Franklin) Pence of Myrtle Beach, SC and Shirley (Richard) Atkins of Dallas City, three grandsons, Douglas Atkins of Burlington, IA, Bryan Pence of Burlington, IA and Steve Pence of Overland park, KS, six great-grandchilden, Kara (Atkins) Troyer, Kolton Atkins, Hannah (Pence) Schrock, Stephanie Pence, Benjamin Pence and Jill (Pence) McGrew, three sisters, Mary Mower, Rachel Jamison, and Lucille Weaver and two brothers, Olin Stolp and Keith Stolp.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents great-granddaughter, Kayla Atkins and one brother, Fred Lee Stolp

Services will be held at 11:00 AMThursday, November 21, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity with Rev. Joe Stewart officiating. Burial will be in the CarmanCemetery. The family will meet with friends Thursday, from 10:00 AM until time of services. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center or the Kayla Atkins Memorial Scholarship Fund. Condolences may be left at

Julie Nichols, 56, of Mediapolis, died at 2:15 AM  Monday, November 18, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.


Born October 11, 1957, in Muscatine, IA, she was the daughter of George and Wilma Gesell Sill. On June 6, 1983, she married Ronald Nichols, Sr. in Muscatine.


Julie worked at the Muscatine Maid-Rite and also worked at Mr. Jim’s Dry Cleaning in Muscatine as a silk presser.


She attended Muscatine High School.


She loved reading and cross word puzzles.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  


Survivors include her husband, Ronald; two sons, Byron (Adrienne) Nichols of Muscatine, IA, and Steven (Jacqueline) Nichols of Mediapolis, IA; three daughters, Rebecca (Robert) Turner of Pekin, IL, and Jennifer and Taylor Nichols at home; her mother, Wilma Sinclair of Muscatine, IA; four step-daughters, Ronda (Carl) Huston of TX, Audra (Gary) Sill of Muscatine, IA, Anissa Nichols of Muscatine, IA, and Regina Nichols of Muscatine, IA, one step-son, Ron Nichols Jr. of Muscatine, IA; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Renee, Glenn, Hannah, Eric, Sierra, Emily, Mary, Robert Jr., and Jaeger; 13 step-grandchildren, Kaylin, Angel, Dakota, Desiree, Tabitha, Melyssa, Orian, Nathan, Easlin, Jameson, Jarius, Sullivan, and Gage; five brother; Michael Sill of IL, Gary (Audra) Sills of Muscatine, IA, Patrick (Tonya) Sill of Wapello, IA, Scott (Angie) Sills of  IL, and Anthony (Tina) Sill of Oakville, IA; and three sisters, Barbara Chambers of Muscatine, IA, Tammy (Pete) Halter of IL, and Jill Lovell of Muscatine, IA.


She was preceded in death by her father, and step-father, Bruce Sinclair.  


Cremation has been entrusted to Thielen Crematory.


There will be no visitation or services.


Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory is in care of the arrangements.


Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Julie’s obituary at