Obituaries Wednesday March 26th

Audie Eugene Brown, 51, of Burlington and formerly of New London, died Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his home.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor Matthew Hunt will officiate.  The body has been cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date in LaPlata.  Friends may call after 9:00 AM on Saturday and the family will greet friends from 10:00 to 11:00 AM.  Memorials have been established to help pay funeral expenses and to the Iowa Donor Network.

Mr. Eugene I. Reeder, 80, of New London died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at his home.  Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.

Mr. Terry Michael Simonson, 70, of New London, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.  Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.

C.W. “Mort” Morrison, age 85 of rural Burnside, Illinois, passed away at 4:15 PM at LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, LaHarpe, Illinois on Monday, March 24, 2014.


Mort was born on March 16, 1929, in Kimball, Nebraska. He was the son of William Wayne Morrison and Mildred Zeta Leachman Morrison. On June 17, 1950, he married Georgia Duncan of rural Burnside, Illinois.


He grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and attended the University of Wyoming and Palmer School of Chiropractic in Chicago. He met his wife, Georgia, while working a summer job in Estes Park, Colorado. They married a year later and made their home on the family farm near Adrian and Colusa, Illinois. Mort farmed most of his life, served as a director of two bank boards for over 50 years, the State Bank of Colusa and State Bank of LaHarpe later known as First State Bank of Western Illinois. Mort also served on Deer Run Golf Course Board in Hamilton, Illinois. He was a member of the Colusa Methodist Church. Mort loved sports and played football on the state championship team in Wyoming. He loved watching football on TV and with his special friend Evelyn Briley, playing golf, and watching March Madness basketball with his dog Lilly.


Mort is survived by his long-time, special friend Evelyn Briley of Carthage, Illinois; a sister, Wanda (Allan) Glover of Pueblo, Colorado; sister-in-law Angie (the late, Wayne) Morrison of Cheyenne, Wyoming; his five children George (Sharon) Morrison of Bowen, Illinois; Janet (Jim) McKoon of LaHarpe, Illinois; Martha Morrison of Burnside, Illinois; Jay (Lisa) Morrison of Niota, Illinois; Jim (Sandi) Morrison of Burnside, Illinois; eight grandchildren Landon Morrison of Golden, IL and Sheree Morrison of Osage Beach, MO, Rebecca (Andrew Speer) McKoon of Glen Carbon, IL, Mary Ann (Jason) McKoon Siegworth of LaHarpe, Rachel and Ryan Morrison both of Niota, IL, and John and Miranda Morrison both of Burnside; three nieces and three nephews; and a great granddaughter.


He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Georgia in 1985, brother Wayne Morrison, and an infant daughter Mary Ann.


Services will be held at 10:00a.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, IL with David Poland officiating. Burial will be in the Moss Ridge Cemetery in Carthage, IL. Friends may call Friday after 3:00p.m. at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:30 until 8:00p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the Memorial Hospital Memorial Medical Clinics, LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center, Colusa United Methodist Church or a charity of the donors choice. Condolences can be left at

Mrs. Roma L. Pindell, 95, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Dallas City, IL, passed away at 11:15 PM Thursday, March 20, 2014 at the McDonough District Hospital in Macomb.

She was born on March 5, 1919 in Lomax, IL, to Kenneth and Hattie Gittings Noland. In 1934 she married Ed Pindell. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1990.

She and Ed farmed and raised livestock for many years in the Carthage, IL and Augusta and Bowen, IL area, until retiring to rural Dallas City in the late 1970’s.

Roma was a member of the First Christian Church in Dallas City where she was active serving on committees and teaching Sunday school and Bible school over the years. She was also on the town park board and donated a tree which still stands in Dallas City by the Lincoln rock. She owned the Busy Box where she quilted and sewed for her family as well as for others. Roma also took art classes and enjoyed painting landscapes, old barns and farm houses.

Her hobbies included sewing, reading, painting, gardening, and in later years attending any sporting event or musical event that her great-grandchildren were participating in. In 2013 she was the “most experienced” gardener in the Macomb Garden Club, and she pointed out to them many times that she was the “boss.”

Roma in survived by one son, Bob, of Bridgeport, NE, one daughter, Katie (David) Kerr of Macomb. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Dale (Denise) Pindell of Rushville, IL, Lora (Ken) Vogler of Rushville, IL, Priscilla (Kelly) McElroy of Quincy, IL, Tim (Michelle) Kerr of Augusta, Lorree Kerr of Macomb and Nathan Pindell of Macomb, great-grandchildren, Chris (Andrea) Vogler of Rushville, Heather (Larry) Putnam of Jacksonville, FL, Ryan and Kayla McElroy of Quincy, Alexandra, Abigail, Anika, and Carson Kerr of Augusta, great-great-granddaughters, Josey, Katelyn and Devin Vogler of Rushville, one brother, Max (Sue) Noland of Palisades, CO and one sister-in-law, Dorothy Pindell of Niota, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ed, sisters, Zona Hobby, Marietta Townsend and Mabel Golden, and brothers, Larry, Reine and Bill Noland and an infant brother and sister.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00a.m. Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Dallas with Rev. Will Fowler officiating. Burial will be in Harris Cemetery, rural Dallas City. Memorials for the First Christian Church of Dallas City may be mailed to: Roma Pindell Memorial Fund, c/o Banks & Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 70, Dallas City, IL 62330. Condolences may be left at

Michael Jordan, 33, West Burlington died Sat 3/22 at his home
He is survived by:
Parents    James and Sheila Jordan
Sister    Melissa Jordan    Florida,
Sister    Katie Jordan    West Burlington, IA
Brother    David Jordan    Pennsylvania,
Brother    Jim Jordan    Iowa,
Memorial Funeral Service    2 p.m. Thursday, March 27th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Sacred Heart Cemetery