Obituaries Wednesday March 12th

Patricia Marie Brobston, 67, of Burlington, died at 10:00 PM Monday, March 10, 2014, at her home.


Born January 20, 1947, in Iowa City, IA, she was the daughter of Howard Owen and Evon Lucetta Ferrell Brobston.


Patricia worked at Lance (Midwest Biscuit Co.) for 20 years.  She then became the head lunch lady for the Burlington Community School District, starting at Horace Mann Junior High School and continuing until it caught fire and was tore down.  She went on to work at several other schools but was working at Corse Elementary when she was overcome with illness.  While working at the schools she also worked part-time for Blair House and Sunnybrook helping to serve meals.


She was a graduate of West Burlington High School and attended Southeastern Community College.


Pat enjoyed kids, her family, and could get along with anyone. She was loved by all that met her and knew her.  She had a wonderful personality and was fun to be with.  


Survivors include one son, Beto Miguel Renteria of Iowa City; three brothers, Kenneth Brobston of Vermont, IL, Dennis Brobston of West Burlington, and David Brobston of Dallas City, IL; and several nieces and nephews and her lifetime companion Roberto Renteria of Burlington.


She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Howard (Bud) Brobston, Jr. and Raymond (Tony) Brobston.  


Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory.


A private graveside committal service for Mrs. Brobston will be Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Aspen Grove Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Great River Hospice. 


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


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

Johnny B. Lovette, 96 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 2:00 amTuesday, March 11, 2014 at The Madison, Fort Madison, Iowa.  He was born August 9, 1917 at Meridian, Mississippi, a son of Richard S. and Emma (Allen) Lovette.  On June 21, 1947 he married Birdie Ilene Lacey.  She preceded him in death on October 6, 1976.


Johnny was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during WWII.  He worked for Sheaffer Pen for 15 years.  He also worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and did construction.  He was a member of the former Wever Christian Church.  He loved his dog, Boomer.


He is survived by one son, John Lewis Lovette, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; four daughters: Margo Ann (Roger) Droz, of Topeka, Kansas; Patricia Sue Lovette, of Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rhonda Faye (Jimmy) Rossiter, of Gillette, Wyoming; and Judy Mae Lovette, of Fort Madison, Iowa; six granddaughters, 11 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two daughters, Denise and Diane, three sisters: Ardelle, Emma, and Paroline; one brother, James, and one grandson, Dana B.   


His body has been cremated.  His family will meet friends from 10:00 – 11:00 amFriday, March 14, 2014 at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  A Memorial Service will follow and be held at 11:00 amFriday, March 14, 2014 at the funeral home, with Pastor Bill Willis, officiating.  Burial with military rites will be at OaklandCemetery, Fort Madison, Iowa.  A memorial has been established, and contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Online condolences to the Lovette family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel website,