Steve Hexom

KBUR Morning Host

Recent Posts

Obituaries Wednesday May 29th

Marjorie Mae Timmerman, 91, of Sperry, Iowa, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa on Monday afternoon, May 27, 2013.     
Born on February 26, 1922 in LeClaire, Iowa, she was the daughter of John S. and Amanda A. Seibel Hoffstetter. She married David O. Timmerman on August 4, 1956 in Iowa City, Iowa. He died on March 3, 1995.     
Marjorie was a homemaker. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Tuesday May 28th

Miriam Carleen Hackman Heusel, 92, of Mt. Pleasant, died Friday, May 24, 2013 at Sunrise Terrace, Winfield, Iowa. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, May 31, at First United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant.  Pastor Herbert Shafer will officiate.  According to her wishes, she has been cremated and  private family inurnment will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant.  Mrs. Heusel requested that memorials be directed to Iowa Huntington Disease Research. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Thursday May 23rd

Christopher Joel Johnson, 55, of Burlington, died at 5:48 PM Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at his home.  

Born April 2, 1958, in Burlington, he was the son of John Oscar and Florence Kathleen Sheridan Johnson. On August 25, 1979, he married Sheri Jean Boyd in Burlington.  

Chris had retired as a Locomotive Journeyman Machinist.  

He was a 1976 graduate of Burlington High School. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Wednesday May 22nd

Richard Allison Ray    Age 81    of    Burlington
Died    Sunday May 19, 2013 at
Blair House Nursing and Rehab    Burlington

Friends may call /    8 am. until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23rd, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 23rd, at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be    Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery


Glenn N. Lebsack    Age 82    of West Burlington
Died Saturday May 18, 2013 at
University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City
Daughter    Debbie (Allen) Sandlin    Ozark    MO
7    Grandchildren    10    Great-Grandchildren    0    Great-Great Grandchildren
Family will receive friends    For one hour prior to the time of service
Funeral Service    2 p.m. Friday, May 24th, at First Assembly of God Church
Lunning Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.  

Barbara Joyce Ervin, 75, of Bettendorf, died at 6:33 PM Sunday, May 19, 2013, at her home.  

Born August 15, 1937, in Davenport, IA, she was the son of Chester and Grace Marie Johnston Bessenecker. She was raised by her mother and step-father, who she called dad, Jim Klingler. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Monday May 20th

     Marjorie Grace Myers, age 93, of Sperry, Iowa passed away Thursday evening, May 16, 2013 at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehab in Mediapolis.  She was born August 17, 1919 at home, near Burnside, Illinois, the daughter of Harvard and Bessie Todd Pettit.  On February 1, 1947 she married Ralph William Myers in Burlington.  He preceded her in death on August 13, 1973.      She was raised near Burnside and attended Madison country school through the 6th grade.  She attended BurnsideSchool in 1936. She drove her pony and cart to school every day.  She attended BurlingtonBeautyAcademy and worked at a beauty shop in Burlington.  She also worked at the House of Fabrics in Burlington.      Marjorie was a kind and generous lady and an inspiration to many.  She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.  She loved spending time with her family and friends more than anything.      Marjorie was a homemaker and mentor and left her footprint on so many people’s hearts.  She was a member of the SperryUnitedMethodistChurch since 1947.  She was a long time member of the United Methodist Women of Sperry, a Sunday School Superintendent, and taught Sunday School.  She was a Past President of the Sperry School Community Club and enjoyed her friends in her Red Hat group.  She enjoyed playing cards weekly with her friends.  She also enjoyed gardening and her yard.  She traveled with her sister on many bus trips and trips to Hawaii, California, and Canada with her friends. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Friday May 17th

Richard Lee “Rick” Wills, 57, of Burlington, died at home on Wednesday afternoon, May 15, 2013.     
Born on September 19, 1955 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Richard J. and Mary K. Hammer Wills. He married Nan Scott, they later divorced.     
Rick was an auto mechanic and worked at several local service centers. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and all motor sports. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Thursday May 16th

Thomas Lee “Tom” Brockway, 65, of Burlington, died at his home on Wednesday morning, May 15, 2013.     
Born on July 15, 1947 in Burlington, Iowa, he was the son of Elwood Harrison and Patricia Ann Welch Brockway.  
Tom served in the U.S. Navy and saw action in Vietnam. He worked in sales at R.L. Polk Banking and McFadden Publications. He enjoyed golfing, SCC basketball, Iowa Hawkeyes, fantasy sports, cookouts, music, traveling, debating politics and especially time with his family. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Tuesday May 14th


Dixie L. Johnson, 92 of Macomb, Illinois, formerly of rural Stronghurst, died at 2:23 p.m. Saturday May 11, 2013 at Wesley Village in Macomb. She was born August 18, 1920 in Damascus, Virginia, the daughter of Oscar and Marie Wright Gray. On June 5, 1943, she married Elmer W. Johnson in Stronghurst. He preceded her in death on July 5, 1979. Dixie moved to Illinois, with her family, at the age of eight and attended Warren County schools. Continue Reading →

Filed under:

Obituaries Monday May 13th

Helen (Crago) Good    Age 93    of    Burlington
Died    Thu 5/9/13
Burlington Care Center    Burlington
Son    Phillip L. (Natalie) Good    Burlington, IA
1    Grandchild
Sister    Margaret (Bill) Bentler    Burlington, IA

Friends may call    Noon until 6 p.m. Friday, May 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends    For one hour prior to the time of service on Saturday at the church
10 a.m. Saturday, May 18th, at Asbury United Methodist Church
Burial in the Carman Cemetery, Carman, IL.  

Branden Ashlee Behne, 32, of Burlington, died Wednesday, May 8, 2013, as the result of a motorcycle accident near Mediapolis.  

Born June 7, 1980, in Columbus, OH, she was the daughter of Raymond and Lori Blair Speakmon. On April 24, 2004, she married Seth T. Behne in Burlington.  

Branden was a stay at home mom. Continue Reading →

Filed under: