Obituaries Friday August 15th

Virginia R. “Jean” Kukuk, 86, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2014 at her home.

Jean was born on April 20, 1928 in Dallas City the daughter of Virgil L. and Ruth Elma Nicol Logan. On November 25, 1954 she married Merle G. Kukuk in Dallas City. He preceded her in death on December 12, 1999.

She was a life long resident of Dallas City. She graduated from Dallas City High School in 1946. She worked for Sheaffer Pen Co. in Ft. Madison, IA for many years, and later for the Dallas City School District, where she was head of the school cafeteria. Jean was a member of the Dallas City First Christian Church where she was in charge of the nursery for many years. She had a love for animals, especially cats and dogs.

Survivors include one son, Jon (Lisa) Kukuk of Savannah, GA, two daughters, Sheryl (Gary) Dickenson of Beacon, IA and Debra (Bob) Lahvic of Knoxville, IA, one sister, Constance “Connie” Ferrill of Dallas City, three brothers, Gerald “Jerry” Logan of Carthage, IL, David Logan of Mendon, LA and Robert “Bob” Logan of Burlington, IA, six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Merle, one granddaughter, Kari Lahvic and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 18, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City. Burial will be held at Harris Cemetery, Dallas City. A visitation with the family will be held from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for the Lee County Hospice. Condolences may be left at


The funeral service for Mrs. Garnet Mae Coberley, 88, of Morning Sun and New London, will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Chapel, New London. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union. Visitation will begin at noon on Saturday with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established.


Gerald “Jerry” Hemphill Age 83 of Burlington died Tuesday 8/12 at Blair House Nursing and Rehab in Burlington
He is survived by his wife, Louise of Burlington and a son, Randall (Mary Jane) Hemphill of West Burlington, IA
4 Grandchildren 13 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Donna Smith, Burlington
Brother Dennis Hemphill of Rhode Island
Step Sister – Mary Ellen Jackson of Mediapolis
Friends may call 3 – 7 p.m. Thursday, August 14th, at Lunning Chapel
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 10:30 a.m. Friday, August 15th, in Aspen Grove Cemetery
Larita Irene Gibbs Age 75 of Burlington died Tue 8/12 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington
She is survived by her husband Donald R. Gibbs of Burlington Sons Rusty (Brenda) Gibbs of Pocahontas, IA & Randy (Angie) Gibbs of Mt. Union, IA
Daughters Shelly Strawhacker & Angela (John) Abbott of Burlington.
14 Grandchildren 2 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Geraldine Watkins Farmington, IA
Sister Ramona Mills Ft. Collins, CO
Sister Wanda Wilken Burlington, IA
Brother Daniel Haffner Farmington, IA
Brother Joe Haffner Farmington, IA
Friends may call 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Friday, August 15th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Friday, August 15th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16th, at Lunning Chapel