After a battle with cancer, Nancy Lee Delzell died on May 31, 2015 in Iowa City, Iowa at the age of 73.
Nancy was born on January 2, 1942 in Burlington to father Walter A. Norris and mother, Mary Frances Salome; and one sister Barbara A. Beckman, all preceding her in death. She attended and graduated with honors from Burlington High School. She married Roger H. Delzell, November 25, 1962, then made their home in Morning Sun. Following the birth of their two children, son Rick Delzell and daughter Denise DeJong, she graduated with honors with a degree in Education from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant.
Nancy taught 6th grade at the Louisa-Muscatine School District for 25 years and enjoyed a lifetime love of learning, reading and writing. Following her retirement, she continued to volunteer at the school to foster and encourage love of reading. Her hobbies included reading, scrap-booking, quilting, spending time with family, many friends and visiting and doting on her children and grandchildren at every opportunity.
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
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
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 banksandbeals.com
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 banksandbeals.com Continue Reading
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.