Steve Hexom

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Obituaries Thursday May 2nd

Marian Roberta Bowdre, age 96, of Davenport and formerly of Las Vegas, Nevada and originally from Wapello, died Tuesday morning, April 30, 2013, at the St. Mary Healthcare & Rehab Center in Davenport.  The daughter of James Harlan and Anna Wilhemena Westerman Allen, she was born on July 15, 1916 in Wapello.  She married Frank Bowdre.  She grew up in Wapello with two brothers, Raymond and James Allen. Her family includes two daughters, Dorothy Lewis of Bullhead City, Arizona and Sally Bowdre of Bettendorf; two sons, Herbert Bowdre of Corpus Christi, Texas and Richard Bowdre of San Francisco, California; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded by her husband, Frank; a sister, Anna LaVon Yakle; and two brothers, Benjamin Bowdre and John Bowdre. The funeral ceremony for Marian Bowdre will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello with Rev. Jon Evans officiating.  Burial will follow at the Wapello Cemetery. Family and friends will gather and visit during the hour before the funeral. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday April 26th

Pearl J. Kuisle, age 91, of Mediapolis, passed away peacefully on April 24, 2013. BornFebruary 26, 1922 in Lockridge, she was the daughter of Gertrude and William Bain.  
Pearl worked at Ross Manufacturing and Exide Battery, each for over 15 years. She was a member of the FirstBaptistChurch in Mediapolis.  
Beloved wife of John Kuisle for over twenty years; loving mother of Gary Foster; cherished grandmother of Craig (T.J.) Foster, Brad (Judy) Foster, Brian (Terry) Foster, Bruce (Amy) Foster, Rhonda (Tim) Clover and Shawn (Alyson) Foster; proud great-grandmother of 13 and great-great grandmother of 9; dear sister of Margaret Arnold & Helen Abbott. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday April 25th

Wilbur Darrell Weigert, 85, of West Burlington, passed away at 3:05 AM Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington. Born February 22, 1928, in West Point, IA, he was the son of Theodore R. Weigert and Margaret C. Helm. In 1929, the family moved to New London, IA, where Wilbur attended the New London school system and graduated from the New London High School in 1945. Wilbur married Vivian LaVonne Ryan in 1949 in Mt. Pleasant, IA. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday April 24th

The visitation for Mrs. Linda Kramer, 67, of Philips, South Dakota and formerly Burlington, Iowa will be held this Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Elliott Chapel, New London with inurnment of her cremains immediately following at Winfield Scott Cemetery, rural Winfield.  Pastor Chris Roepke will officiate.  In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established for the American Lung Association.  
There will be a celebration of life at a later date for Mrs. Carol J. Gillette, 72, of Danville, who died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Danville Care Center.  Elliott Chapel, New London is in charge of arrangements. Mary Jane Melland Dailey, 90, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the home of her daughter in Boise, Idaho. Born Jan. 23, 1923, in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of John Arndt Melland and Jeanne Ann Plouffe Melland. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday April 23rd

Robert D. “Bob” Bell    Age 71    of    Sperry
Died    4/21/13    Where    Deceased’s Residence    Sperry
He is survived by his wife, Jan Bell    Sperry    IA
Son    Kevin Robert Bell
Son    Brian Keith Bell
Daughter    Terri Lynn (Kent) Luetger
Step Daughjter – Seanne (Wally) West
Step Son – David Hausner
8    Grandchildren    8    Great-Grandchildren
Sister    Joann (Doug) Smith
Sister    Sharon (Bill) Phillips
Sister    Vickie (Eddie) Steward
Brother    Terry (Bonnie) Bell
Family will receive friends    Noon until time of service on Friday
Memorial Funeral Service    1:30 p.m. Friday, April 26th, at Lunning Chapel.  

Tammy L. Howell, 55, of Burlington, died at 9:30 PM Sunday, April 21, 2013, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born January 7, 1958, in La Harpe, IL, she was the daughter of Walter and Mildred Davis Hoskins.  

Tammy had worked as a shipping clerk for Borghi and later at Goodwill.  

She received her associates degree from Southeastern Community College. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday April 22nd

Carol J. Gillette, 72, of Danville, died Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Danville Care Center.  Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London. Steve Heald, 69, of Burlington, died at 5:07 PM Saturday, April 20, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

 Born January 5, 1944, in Burlington, he was the son of Leslie and Ruby Elliot Heald. On February 29, 1988, he married Janet E. Hollingsworth in Keosauqua.  

 Steve owned and operated Steve Heald’s Auto Repair. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday April 18th

Russell C. Smith    Age    86    of    Burlington
Died Tuesday April 16
Great River Medical Center    West Burlington
He is survived by:
Daughter    Vicki (Larry) Stout    Burlington    IA
Daughter    Teresa (James) Zaiser    West Branch    IA
Daughter    Sue Long    Oklahoma
6    Grandchildren    10    Great-Grandchildren
Graveside Memorial Funeral
Service and Inurnment
10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20th, at Aspen Grove Cemetery

Lunning Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.   Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday April 16th

William “Bud” Wayne Parker, 77, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home in Burlington.  

Born May 21, 1935, in Industry, IL, he was the son of William H. and Ruth Alleyne James Parker. On August 26, 1962, he married Mary A. Palmer in Burlington.  

Bud worked for the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant from 1966 to 2000, he also co-owned Parker Cycle Sales.  

He graduated from Industry High School, in 1954. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday April 15th

Carol M. Sheffler, 76, of LaHarpe, IL passed away 7:21AMSunday, April 14, 2013 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. Carol was born the daughter of Harley and Fern Brunk Jones in LaHarpe on August 12, 1936. On October 2, 1954 she married Kenneth “Bud” Sheffler in LaHarpe. He preceded her in death on March 3, 2012. Mrs. Sheffler was a graduate of LaHarpeHigh School. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries April 11th

Linda Kramer, 67, of Philip, South Dakota, and formerly Burlington, died Saturday, April 6, 2013 in Tucson, Arizona.  Services are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.  

Marjorie “Margie” Maxine Grelk, 52, of Fort Madison, died at 9:42 AM Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Born August 3, 1960, in Toledo, OH, she was the daughter of Deloras Benedict Page. In 1976, she married Paul Grelk in Kahoka, MO.  

Margie loved children and demonstrated her love with the many years of child care she did in her home. Continue Reading →

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