Obituaries for Wednesday January 22nd

Carolyn Sue Woods, 74, of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Arbor Court, Mt. Pleasant. She was born in New London August 31, 1945, to Jack and Mae Menke Blythe. On August 17, 1964, she married Charles Woods in New London. He died January 14, 2017.
She was a graduate of New London High School and was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of Mt. Pleasant.
She worked in housekeeping at Henry County Health Center, Hardees, Heatilator, Emerson’s, was a teacher’s aide at Head Start, and had her own cleaning business.
Carolyn enjoyed time with her grandchildren, working and weeding her garden, and caring for her flowers, word search books, solitaire and snacking while playing cards.
Survivors include her children, Tammay (Randy) Corbisier of Mt. Pleasant and Peggy (David) Yarber of Hillsboro; two grandchildren that they raised, Chuck (Elizabeth) Coleman of Arizona and Elizabeth (Joshua) Coleman of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; twenty-one great-grandchildren; siblings, Ike (Lois) Blythe of Burlington, Joyce (Paul) Patton of St. Paul, Florence Holmes (Tony Boecker) of New London, Barbara Cuggino of New London, Stan (Kathy) Blythe of Kahoka, Mo., and Ed (Sue) Blythe of Burlington. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Coleman, parents, step-mother, Cartha Blythe, and half-brother, Fred Messer.
The funeral service for Mrs. Woods will be at 1:00 PM, Monday, January 27, 2020 at Elliott Chapel, New London with Pastor David Mixon officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 – 4 PM at the chapel. A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice. Online condolences may be left at

Paul Francis Niemann, 78, of Burlington, passed away at 10:30 AM Friday, January 17, 2020, at the Burlington Care Center in Burlington.

Born November 4, 1941, in St. Louis, MO, he was the son of Edward and Pauline Tomey Scott. On June 1, 1972, he married Sally Ann Berkshire in Burlington. She passed away on June 15, 2011.

He worked as a custodian for American Ordinance for 30 years before retiring in 2004 and as a licensed minister for Jail Ministries in LaHarpe, IL.

He was a 1961 Mt. Pleasant High School graduate.

He was a member of the Parkside Baptist Church and served on many committees. He also was a member of the Teamsters Union 238 and VP of Full Gospel Businessmen. Paul attended many Promise Keeper conferences. He loved to teach about the ministry and sing, he was invited to sing at several local churches in the Burlington area. He enjoyed watching TV, reading, and studying the Bible. He played basketball in Lockridge, Iowa. He was a fan of the Chicago Cubs, Southeastern Blackhawks, Burlington Bees, Iowa Hawkeyes and Green Bay Packers.

Survivors include several cousins including, Cheryl Jones of Burlington, who was also his caregiver; Bobbie Tomey of Anaheim, CA, and Norma Tomey of Burlington.

Besides his beloved wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Richard Scott, and his beloved dog, Buddy.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Visitation will be 30 minutes prior to service Friday, January 24, 2020 at Parkside First Baptist Church.

The memorial service for Paul be 2:00 PM Friday, January 24, 2020, at Parkside First Baptist Church with Pastor Bill Price officiating. Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery at a later date.

A memorial has been established.

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

Jane Christine Hingst, 70, of Bettendorf, Iowa died January 17, 2020 at Generations of Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois.
Born on April 27, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Paul and Alice (Bright) Hingst.
She worked in office work for most of her life and previously lived in Loveland, Colorado.
She was of the Catholic faith.
She loved to do crafting, quilt work and Afghans. She was an award winning crafter at Scott County fair for an afghan she created. She loved traveling, especially to the mountains and had a wonderful sense of humor.
She is survived by her siblings; Tom Hingst, Mary Bright-Hingst, Barbara Hingst, Mark Hingst, Sally Hingst, David Hingst, Becky Hingst, John Hingst, Roger Hingst, Eric Hingst and Michelle Turnbull.
She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Melissa Standard, Christal Hingst and Christina Hingst and one brother Gregory Hingst.
The memorial funeral service for Jane will 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 22nd at Lunning Chapel. Inurnment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Visitation with family present, will be for one hour prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Todd E. Osborne, 52, of Burlington, died Friday, January 17, 2020 at Great River Medical Center.
Born July 7, 1967 in Peoria, Illinois he was the son of Ronald G. and Judith A. (Kaeb) Osborne. He married Michelle Beier on July 10, 1998 in Bloomington, Illinois.
Todd worked for Praxair for 26 years, more recently as their branch manager. He was an avid sports fan and faithfully followed the Pittsburg Steelers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He was a wonderful father, his family and friends came first in his life. He and Michelle raised four children with some add-ons. He was a huge dog lover, especially his golden doodle Ollie.
He is survived by his wife Michelle Osborne of Burlington; four children, Katelyn (Chelsea) Osborne of Burlington, Ashley Baker of Tiffin, Iowa, Andrew Osborne of Denver, Colorado and Matthew Osborne of Burlington; his father Ronald (Linda) Osborne of Morton, Illinois; three brothers, Randy (Kathy) Osborne of Mapleton, Illinois, Chris (Deanna) Osborne of Chillicothe, Illinois and Keith (Yvonne) Osborne of Lake Butler, Florida; his father-in-law Myron Beier of Normal, Illinois and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his mother, his twin brother Troy and his mother-in-law Trudy Beier.
The visitation for Todd will be 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 25th at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established.