Obituaries Saturday August 23rd

Danny Lynn Swisher, 55, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 11:23 PM Thursday, August 21, 2014 at Memorial Hospital, Carthage, IL. Danny was born on September 11, 1958, the son of Harold and Maxine Jackson Swisher.

Mr. Swisher was a graduate of the LaHarpe High School. He had worked at Heartland Harley Davidson of Burlington, IA, Shaefer Pen Company of Ft. Madison, IA, and as a farm hand for Bob Reed. Danny also worked for the Hancock and Warren County Mental Health Departments. Danny was a CB Radio enthusiast, and cherished the time he spent with family.

Danny is survived by one son, Zachary Swisher of Stronghurst, IL, his mother, Maxine Huberty, of LaHarpe, two sisters, Donna Martin of Canton, IL, and Joyce Horn of Lomax, IL, two brothers, Wayne and Chuck Swisher, both of Lomax, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Robert Swisher.

A visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. A memorial fund has been established. As per Danny’s Request, his body has been cremated and no formal services are planned. Condolences may be left at


James C. “J.C.” Nudd, Jr., age 75, of LaHarpe, IL passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:17 p.m. at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, IA.

He was born November 5, 1938 in LaHarpe, the son of James C. And Esther Fark Nudd. On June 26, 1966 he married Karen Johnson in Burlington, IA.

Mr. Nudd graduated from LaHarpe High School in 1956. He served in the US Army from 1962 – 1964. J.C. farmed all of his life. He also was custodian for the LaHarpe School District and was a school bus driver for over 30 years. He was a member of the Illinois Ford Tractor Association and the Shiloh Living Word Fellowship.

Surviving are his wife, Karen, one daughter, Stephanie Nudd of Burlington, one son Jeffrey (Carrie) Nudd also of Burlington, two grandchildren, Adam and Jacob Nudd of Burlington and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Betty Kleckner.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Pastor Chuck Rogness and Rev. Bruce Goettsche officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be held in the LaHarpe Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be held from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established for LaHarpe Ambulance and Shiloh Living Word Fellowship. Condolences may be left at


Donald Eugene Anguish, 84, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 4:00 a.m. Thursday, August 21, 2014 at his home.


Don was born on March 8, 1930 in Dallas City, the son of W. F. and Grace Loesch Anguish. On October 3, 1951 he married Ila Kathryn Rhea in Dallas City.

Don served with Illinois National Guard and was a Korean War Veteran. He attended Carthage College and GEM City Business College. Don farmed, was an insurance broker, operated a Ford Dealership in Dallas City and was Hancock County Deputy Sheriff from 1966 until 1970. He served as President and chairman of the board of the Bank of Dallas City. Mr. Anguish also served as Mayor of Dallas City. He enjoyed flying and held a private pilots license for many years. He was a member of the Dallas City American Legion, First Christian Church, Dallas City, LaHarpe Masonic Lodge and the Quincy Consistory.

He is survived by his wife, Ila, four nieces and one nephew.

Don was preceded in death by twin sons in infancy, stepson, David Lair, brother, Raymond Anguish and two sisters, Alice Kincaid and Esther Steffey

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, August 25, 2014 at the First Christian Church in Dallas City with Pastor Will Fowler officiating. Burial with Military Rites will be held in Harris Cemetery, Dallas City. Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Sunday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City where Masonic Rites will be held at 4:00 p.m. followed by visitation with the family until 6:00 p.m. A memorial fund has been established for the First Christian Church. Condolences may be left at


Dorothy Daun Starr Simpson, of Stronghurst, IL, died at 3:45 p.m. Aug. 21, 2014 at Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab Center in Stronghurst, IL.


She was born on Sept. 7, 1929 in Scott City, KS, daughter of Dewey and Frances Neal Starr. She attended elementary school in Scott City and graduated from Ouray, CO High School in 1947. She attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver as an art major.


On Feb. 13, 1949 she married Milton Simpson in Scott City. He preceded her in death on Apr. 4, 2009. They moved to Stronghurst, IL in 1951. After many years as a stay-at-home mother, Dorothy started to work part-time, first at the Hurry Back Café and then at Madge’s Sundries. She became a United States Postal employee in 1970 and remained in the Stronghurst Post Office for over 27 years.


Dorothy began playing the piano and organ for church services, weddings, and funerals at the age of twelve. She was a member of the Stronghurst United Methodist Church where she played the organ and piano for over 55 years. She also played for school music contests and programs. A survivor of the polio epidemic in 1951, she was an early “March of Dimes” campaign organizer in Stronghurst. She was an active member and officer in the Stronghurst American Legion Auxiliary Unit #765 for over 60 years. She was very artistic and an excellent seamstress. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardens, her pet dogs, baking, and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Survivors are two daughters Fran (David) Work of Gladstone, IL and Jane (Jim) Miller of Stronghurst, IL, three grandsons Chris Miller of Macomb, IL, Eric (Katie) Work of Burlington, IA and Alex Work of Biggsville, IL, two great-grandchildren Audrey and Cameron Work of Burlington, IA, one sister Tava See of Scott City, KS, three nephews, one niece, and several great-nephews and great-nieces. She was preceded by her husband and her parents.


No visitation or funeral services are planned. Cremation rites have been accorded. Private burial services in the Stronghurst Cemetery will be at a later date. Banks & Beals of Stronghurst is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Auxiliary Nurses Scholarship, the Stronghurst Ambulance Service, or the Shriners Hospitals for Children.