KBUR.com » Steve Hexom http://www.kbur.com News & Talk for Burlington and Southeast Iowa Tue, 04 Aug 2015 17:38:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Obituaries Tuesday August 4th http://www.kbur.com/2015/08/04/obituaries-tuesday-august-4th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/08/04/obituaries-tuesday-august-4th/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:55:59 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=64853 Larry Richard Boecker, 74, Burlington died Sunday 8/2 at his home.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia, 3 daughters, Nancy Fleece of Illinois, Teresa Krieger of Middletown and Tara Boecker of Burlington, a step-son, Michael King, 4 sisters, Jackie Thompson of Fort Madison, Dixie Horsey of Salem, IA, & DeeAn Pierce and Sandy Schaff of Hamilton, IL, 3 brothers, Donnie and Jerry of Keokuk and Jimmie of Montrose.

Funeral services will be held at 4 PM Thursday 8/6 at Lunning Chapel. Friends may call after 8 AM with the family receiving friends from 2-4 PM at Lunning’s.

Vivian M Johnson, 94, Burlington, died Sunday 8/2 at her home.

She is survived by 2 sons, Kenneth of Burlington and David of Granger, IA, a daughter, Kellee Johnson of Evergreen, CO, a sister Doris Walz of Burlington, 3 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1030 AM Thursday 8/6 at Lunning Chapel with burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery. Friends may call from Noon to 7 PM Wednesday 8/5 at Lunning Chapel with the family receiving friends from 6-730.

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Obituaries Monday August 3rd http://www.kbur.com/2015/08/03/obituaries-monday-august-3rd/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/08/03/obituaries-monday-august-3rd/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 16:18:46 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=64690 Quinto R. “Tony” Denato, 92, of Burlington, Iowa, died at West Point Care Center, West Point, Iowa, Saturday, August 1, 2015.

He was born August 2, 1922 in Monroe, Iowa, the son of John and Lena Argenta Denato. Tony married Bonnie A. McCannon in Kahoka, Missouri, on September 27, 1941. She died January 9, 2005.

Tony worked as a welder and maintenance for Chicago Tramrail, Des Moines County, Murray Iron Works, IAAP, Sheaffer Pen Co. and Modern Welding. He served in India in the U.S. Army during WW II. Tony co-engineered the “tow bar” attachment device to get equipment across the Ledo Road to Berma. He was a member of the VFW. Tony was also a member of the Des Moines County Saddle Club, Louisa County Saddle Club and Trail Blazers. He was a self employed welder and blacksmith. Tony restored antique cars and tractors, farmed, enjoyed gardening, camping, “crappie” fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.

Tony is survived by one daughter, Rhonda (Terry) Derr of Croton, Iowa: two sisters, Lena Kauzlarich of Des Moines, Iowa and Mary Fox of Joliet, Illinois; seven grandchildren, Toni, Michael & Andrew Denato, Jason Rice, Misty Denato, Jami Rice and Mickey Denato; eight great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents, one son, Randall Denato, two daughters, Antoinette Lynn Denato and Shauna Lu Denato, five brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held in Prugh’s Chapel Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Chaplain Randy Gearhardt will officiate. Interment will be at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington, Iowa. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends at Prugh’s Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m until 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established for Boys Town, 14100 Crawford Street, Boystown, NE 68010. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.

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Obituaries Friday July 31st http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/31/obituaries-friday-july-31st/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/31/obituaries-friday-july-31st/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:55:26 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=64213 Diana L. Stoneking, 57, of Keokuk, died at 8:05 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.

Born September 6, 1957, in Nashville, TN, she was the daughter of William and Mary Ferrel Shaw.

Diana was a homemaker.

She enjoyed socializing, cooking, loved dogs, playing the slot machines, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Lee (Debra) Shaw I of Burlington; one grandson, Deven Shaw; one granddaughter, Destiny Shaw both of home; her father, William Shaw of Burlington; one sister, Jackie (Rick) Eberhardt of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother, two sisters, Anna Patten and Susan Bailey, and one grandchild, Daniel Shaw II.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Thielen Crematory.

The celebration of life service for Mrs. Stoneking will be from 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, August 3, 2015, where the family will receive friends at Thielen Funeral Home.

A memorial has been established.

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

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Diana’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.

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Obituaries Thursday July 30th http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/30/obituaries-thursday-july-30th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/30/obituaries-thursday-july-30th/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:53:49 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=64075 Edith Elizabeth Hinson, 85, of West Burlington, died at 8:20 PM Sunday, July 26, 2015, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.

Born October 27, 1929, in Stronghurst, IL, she was the daughter of Herbert A. and Edna Wunderlich Annegers.

She graduated from Stronghurst High School and Gem City Business College.

Edith was a secretary and office assistant for most of her life.

She was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Cedar Rapids Walk to Emmaus Community. A cancer survivor, she participated in the annual Walk for Life. Edith enjoyed her volunteer work, first on the grounds of Steamboat Days while a former member of BPW; later at the GRMC gift shop; and for years as a trained, devoted, and awarded volunteer serving Great River Hospice.

Survivors include one daughter, Janice Wilson of Lyons, CO; one granddaughter, Nora Meierotto of Burlington; two sisters, Alice Pendleton of Stronghurst, IL, and Marjorie Sullivan of Quincy, IL; one brother, Ronald Annegers of Normal, IL; and nine nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald Annegers and Raymond Annegers, one niece and one nephew.

Edith has donated to her body to the University of Iowa Medical College’s Department of Anatomy in Iowa City.

There will be no visitation or services.

A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice The family requests that any flowers be sent in care of the staff of Cobblestone Alley at the Klein Center, to be distributed as small gifts to Edie’s fellow residents there.

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

Mildred “Micky” Jean Murphy, 90, of Burlington, IA passed away peacefully on Friday, July 24, 2015 at Sunnybrook Assisted Living in Burlington.

A celebration of life service will be held on Saturday, August, 29, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Large Shelter, Crapo Park, 2800 Madison Ave., Burlington. Inurnment will be at Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington.

Mildred was born January 4, 1925 in Macomb, IL the daughter of Charles E. Carter and Mary (Martin) Carter. She married her high school sweetheart Melbourne S. Murphy on April 25, 1943. They had two sons Craig Carter Murphy and Danny Gene Murphy. Both preceded her in death.

Mildred and Melbourne moved, for Melbourne’s work with the Burlington Route, to Rock Island, IL and later suburban Indianapolis, IN with the Burlington Northern Railroad. They retired in Port Orange, FL. In the early 1990’s they moved back to Burlington to care for their aging mothers.

Mildred was an excellent cook. She enjoyed camping and traveling in her younger years. She bowled on a league and enjoyed playing Canasta. She was a member of the MOOSE Lodge and the Burlington Methodist church. She was very active in planning the Burlington Class of 1943 reunions. She also enjoyed gardening, reading the paper and watching movies and sports. More than anything, she loved spending time with family and friends. She had a wonderful sense of humor and her laughter was contagious.

Mildred’s beauty was as radiant on the inside as it was on the outside. She will be dearly missed.

Survivors include her husband, her grandchildren Steve (Steffanie) Murphy, Portage, WI, Jeff (Michelle) Murphy, Cornelius, NC, Jason (Peggiann) Murphy, Burlington, and Dani Lee Murphy, Kahoka, MO; great-grandchildren Charley, Mary and Martha Murphy, Catherine and Carter Murphy, Cameron and Addisyn Murphy, and Keely Murphy and Kaleb Kelley.

Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Mildred’s obituary at www.thielenfuneralhome.com.

Diana L. Stoneking, 57, of Keokuk, died at 8:05 pm Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Obituaries Wednesday July 29th http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/29/obituaries-wednesday-july-29th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/29/obituaries-wednesday-july-29th/#comments Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:39:00 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=63958 Kathleen Marie Messmer, 92, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015.

Born on September 13, 1922 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Herbert W. and Marie Sophie Sonenberg Long. On June 27, 1948 she married Robert J. Messmer in Burlington, Iowa. He died on February 24, 2005.

Kathleen attended Burlington schools and graduated from Burlington High School. She worked as a secretary for Schramm and Schmieg Dry Goods and as a legal secretary and receptionist for Dailey Law Office and also at Lawyers Law Office.

She was a lifelong member of First United Church of Christ where she served as secretary for the Women’s Fellowship and as an Elder. She belonged to the Legal Secretary Association during her career.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, camping, yard work and hosting family gatherings. She was known for treating with her chocolate chip cookies, her gentle kindness and lovely smile.

Survivors include her daughters, Anne M. Messmer-Witt of Burlington, Iowa, and Susan K. Messmer-Shirley of Broomfield, Colorado; three grandsons, Jonathon Witt, Benjamin Witt and Stuart Shirley; one cousin; nieces and nephews; and the Jones family, as lifelong friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at First United Church of Christ, 611 Columbia, Burlington, Iowa. Pastor JudyAnn Morse will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. in Prugh’s Chapel. A memorial has been established for First United Church of Christ.
Following the graveside committal, there will be a time of food & fellowship at the church. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.

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Obituaries Tuesday July 28th http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/28/obituaries-tuesday-july-28th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/28/obituaries-tuesday-july-28th/#comments Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:28:21 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=63816 Lela Fern Tillotson, 80, West Burlington died Sun 7/26 at the Great River Medical Center Klein Center. She is survived by a daughter, Patricia Odell of Marion, a step-son Dennis Tillotson of Victoria, Texas and a step-daughter, Karen Lewis of Elizabeth, Co, 2 brothers Ronald Kemper of Coos Bay. OR & Gerold Kemper of Montrose.

Funeral services will be held at 10 AM Saturday 8/1 at Lunning Chapel with burial in the Greenwood Cemetery in rural West Burlington. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the time of service on Saturday.

Janice Joy “Jan” Matlick, 61, West Burlington died Sun 7/26 at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. She is survived by a son, Jason of West Burlington, a sister, Linda DeVrize of East Moline and brother-in-law Wayne Hill of Clinton and a granddaughter.

Memorial Funeral services will be held at 7PM Wednesday July 29th at Lunning Chapel with the family receiving friends one hour prior to the service.

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Obituaries for 7/24 http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/24/obituaries-for-724/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/24/obituaries-for-724/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 10:43:43 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=63308 Joan Wynne Perryman, age 62, of Las Vegas, Nevada, died unexpectedly on Friday, July 17, 2015, while vacationing in Bonaire. The daughter of Robert and Betty Featheringill Perryman, she was born on November 15, 1952 in Davenport, Iowa. Joan grew up in Wapello and attended Wapello Community Schools. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology when she was 36.

Joan became a real estate broker with Remax in Las Vegas. She loved her work and enjoyed her family and friends whether in Las Vegas, Bonaire, or Wapello.

She is survived by a daughter, Dixie & Will Cain of Muscatine; a son, Jesse Axel of Las Vegas; four grandchildren, Matt Garvin, Colten Lessenger, Remi Lessenger, and Tabitha Axel; and a sister, Jane Perryman of Chicago. She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Laurie Perryman.

She has been cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. Pastor Dan Doolin will officiate. A private burial will follow at the Parsons Cemetery alongside her parents and sister. A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will begin around 5:00 PM at the Briggs Community Center in Wapello.

Condolences may be given and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com.

A Memorial Gathering will be held in Bonaire on Saturday, July 25, 2015, and also in Las Vegas at a later date.

 
Mr. William W. Kobel, 54, of Pontoosuc, IL passed away at 12:34 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Fort Madison Community Hospital.

He was born on August 16, 1960 in Youngstown, OH the son of William E. and Rae Elain Kobel. On February 15, 2007 he married Shirley Petty in Las Vegas.

Mr. Kobel worked as a conductor for BNSF Railroad for many years. He grew up and attended school in Youngstown, OH and had lived in Pontoosuc for the last eight years. He loved sailing and traveling.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley. He was preceded in death by his parents.

No services are planned. Interment of ashes will be held at a later date in the Sandusky Cemetery, Sandusky, IA. Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City is in charge of arrangements. To quote Mr. Kobel “Please make a donation to yourself and have some enjoyment in life. Have a good one, bye.” Condolences may be left at banksandbeals.com.

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Obituaries Friday July 17th http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/17/obituaries-friday-july-17th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/17/obituaries-friday-july-17th/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 15:46:28 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=62355 The graveside inurnment for Mr. Jerry Darbyshire, 76, of New London, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, at Trinity Cemetery, rural Mt. Union.  Pastor Kathleen Moore will officiate.  Memorials have been established for the New London Rescue Unit and the American Diabetes Association.  Elliott Chapel, New London is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

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Obituaries Thursday July 16th http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/16/obituaries-thursday-july-16th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/07/16/obituaries-thursday-july-16th/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:04:26 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=62220 Harry Otto Peterson Jr., 66, of Fort Madison, died at 10:40 am Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in Fort Madison.  Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

Joe Dean Johnson, age 67, of Wapello and formerly of Winfield, died Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2015, at the Wapello Nursing & Rehab Center.  Joe was born May 12, 1948 at Hershey Hospital in Muscatine.  Joe was raised in Wapello the son of Ross and Darlyne (Buster) Johnson.

 

He retired from Metro Mail in Mt. Pleasant.  Joe served in the US Army for 2 years as a First Cook at the Officers Club in Pine Bluff Arkansas Arsenal.  He was on the Wapello Volunteer Fire Department for 11 years and dressed as their mascot ‘Smokey The Bear’ for several of those years.  He coached a women’s softball team for many years.  He enjoyed smoking hogs and was known as ‘Smokey Joe’.  Joe enjoyed watching NASCAR Racing and was an avid Cubs and Hawkeye fan.

 

He was married to Deanna Kellogg and later divorced.  Joe was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Charles; and a niece Gwen (Johnson) Walker.  Survivors include his siblings, Norman and (Kay) Johnson, (Bill) and Donna Maddux, (Dick) and Opal Taylor, all of Wapello and Twyla Humphrey of Omaha, Nebraska; and many nieces and nephews and their families.

 

The funeral ceremony for Joe Johnson will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Ed Spencer officiating.  Cremation burial with military rites by the VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166 will follow at the Wapello Cemetery and followed by a luncheon at the Solid Rock Baptist Church, 14041 Locust Street in Wapello.

 

Condolences may be given and viewed at www.dudgeonmcculley.com or sent to Opal Taylor, 1006 South 4th St., Wapello, IA 52653.

 

Memorials will benefit Great River Hospice, Wapello Cemetery road fund, or Winfield Open Bible Church.

Winifred Kamman, 97, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Prairie Ridge Care & Rehab, Mediapolis, Iowa, on Sunday, July 12, 2015.

 

Born on October 4, 1917 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she was the daughter of Harry and Louise Hacker Bothamley. She married Francis “Frank” Wayne Kamman on August 2, 1944 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He died on August 14, 1993.

 

Winifred earned a BA at Western Michigan. She was a homemaker, court reporter and business teacher. She was an avid bridge player and enjoyed book clubs.  She also enjoyed flower gardening, caring for her yard and traveling. She was a former member of the Burlington Golf Club where she shot her first hole-in-one at the age of 80. Winifred loved singing and was a member of the Silver Singers. She volunteered for numerous organizations, including the Heart Fund and the Norman Circle. As a pastime she enjoyed knitting. Knitting hats for infants at the hospital continued to be important to her up until her death. She was a member of, and on the selection committee and numerous other committees, at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

 

She is survived by one son, Richard (Peggy Garvin) Kamman of Washington, North Carolina; one daughter, Patricia Macke of Fayetteville, Arkansas; three grandsons, Greg (Desiree) Kamman of Eagan, Minnesota, Chris (Cheryl) Kamman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Jonnie (Ashley) Macke of Dallas, Texas; two granddaughters, Kristina (Steve) O’Hare of Marietta, Georgia, and Mandy Macke of Fayetteville, Arkansas; eight great-grandchildren, Mitch, Courtney, Madison, Cassidy, Brody, Nolan, Asa and Eli; one sister, Donna Bauer of Encino, California; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, one sister, Lois Bothamley and one grandson, Robert J. Macke.

 

The memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 625 N. 6th St., Burlington, Iowa. Allan Egly will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. The family will receive friends in Prugh’s Chapel on Saturday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:30 pm. A memorial has been established for Local Meals on Wheels. Cremation has been entrusted to Prugh Funeral Service. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.

 

Rudolph Henry Buckner, 88, Burlington, Iowa resident, died Friday, July 10, 2015 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa.  He was born December 4, 1926 in Monroe City, Missouri, the son of Jewell Henry and Eulayia Gipson Buckner.  He married Queen Elizabeth Daniel on July 10, 1984 in Crossett, Arkansas.  Rudolph was an over-the-road truck driver for Herman Brother’s Trucking.  He liked to play basketball. Rudolph loved his family, was a good father & grandfather and enjoyed playing with his grandchildren.  He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his wife Queen; two daughters, Diane Buckner of Chicago, Illinois and Sandy Jones of Monroe City, Missouri; one son, Duane Buckner of Moberly, Missouri;  one step-daughter, Lorra Brown of Crossett, Arkansas; one step-son, Marquis Daniel of Burlington, Iowa; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Margaret, Jeanetta and Thelma; two brothers, Earl Buckner and Harold Buckner; one son, David Buckner; one daughter, Dorothy Thurman; and one grandchild.

Funeral Services will be held in Prugh’s Chapel on Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Chaplain Dean Graber will officiate.  Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Prugh’s on Thursday evening July 16, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.prughfuneralservice.com.

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Obituaries Monday June 29th http://www.kbur.com/2015/06/29/obituaries-monday-june-29th/ http://www.kbur.com/2015/06/29/obituaries-monday-june-29th/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:34:58 +0000 http://www.kbur.com/?p=59447 Richard Ray “Riley” Locke, 63, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 in Bostic, N. C.

 

A graveside memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM, Sunday, July 12, 2015 in Burge Cemetery, rural New London.  Pastor Wally Reynolds will officiate.  All family and friends are welcome.  There will be a time of remembrance and luncheon at the New London Hall following the service.  A memorial has been established for the Mediapolis Ambulance Service.

 

Elliott Chapel, New London is assisting with arrangements.

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