Obits for July 20, 2015

Mrs. Marjorie L. McDowell, 93, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 3:45 PM Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Center. She was born November 16, 1921 in Elvaston, IL, the daughter of Revy and Ethel Hankins Martin. On October 17, 1942 she married Charles William McDowell in Hannibal, MO. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1990. She attended grade school in Augusta, IL before moving to Quincy, IL her 8th grade year. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday July 17th

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

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. Continue Reading

Obits for July 9th, 2015

Tommy Howard, 62 , of Smithville, Texas died June 10, 2015 at his home in Smithville. Graveside inurnment will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Burge Cemetery, rural New London. A memorial has been established for his funeral expenses. Constance May Warth, 61, of New London, died Tuesday, July 7, 2015. According to her wished, her body was cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date. Continue Reading