Obituaries Wednesday June 17th

Lois C. McElhinney, 84, of Danville, died Monday, June 15, 2015 at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.  

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Elliott Chapel, New London.  Pastor David Mixon will officiate.  Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun.  Visitation will begin after noon on Wednesday, June 17 at the Chapel, with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:30 PM.  Memorials have been established to the Danville Volunteer Fire Department and Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.  

Marilee R. Morrison, 87, former resident of Burlington, Iowa, died at East Ridge Retirement Village, Miami, Florida on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. Born on November 10, 1927 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Fred A. and Edith R. Burkhart Morrison. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Lyman Morrison. Continue Reading

Obits for June 16, 2015

Betty Lou Crabill, 71, died Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa. She was born November 7, 1943 in Burlington, Iowa the daughter of Arthur Colter Roxlau and Dorothy May Arpy Roxlau Hill. Betty was a homemaker; she liked to cook, crochet and baby-sit her grandchildren. Betty also enjoyed gardening. During the Christmas season she especially enjoyed baking Christmas cookies for everyone. Continue Reading

Obits for June 12th, 2015

Mr. Roger L. Crum, 75, of rural LaHarpe, IL passed away Thursday, June 11, 2015 at his home. Services are pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe. Condolences may be left at

Travis J. Heckenberg, 38, of Lomax, IL passed away June 10, 2015 near Terre Haute, IL. A celebration of his life is pending at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, IL. Condolences may be left at
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Obituaries Wednesday June 10th

Charles James Hightower, Sr., 64, of Burlington, died at 2:45 PM Monday, June 8, 2015, at his home.  

Born May 31, 1951, in Burlington, he was the son of James Nathaniel and Hazel Delores Lucas Hightower. On December 29, 1973, he married Vickie Whalen in Burlington. They later divorced.  

Charles was a truck driver. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday June 8th

Delores Naomi Roberts, 84, of West Burlington, died at 10:35 AM Saturday, June 6, 2015, at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.  

Born June 17, 1930, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Wesley and Josephine Macacia Waters. She married Leland Weir in 1946 in Burlington.  He died in 1970.  On October 7, 1972, she married Gary Dean Roberts in Stronghurst, IL. He died September 18, 2011.  

Delores was a homemaker. Continue Reading