Obituaries Tuesday November 11th

Betty Keuhn of Burlington, Iowa, died at her home on Sunday, November 9, 2014.  

Born on August 31, 1934 in Saline, Missouri, she was the daughter of Elza and Mildred Crouse Seymour. She married John F. Keuhn on May 23, 1951 in Princeton, Missouri. He died on December 28, 1985.  

Betty was a seamstress operating from her home in Burlington and making alterations at J. S. Schramm Co. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 10th

Mr. Neal Louis Null, 77, passed away at 1:47 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at his life-long home in rural HireTownship, Colchester, IL. Neal was born on December 4, 1936, in Macomb, IL the eldest of 6 children of Lawrence and Clara Vollmer Null. In 1971 he married Linetta Little, together they had two daughters, Marcy and Megan Null. Neal grew up, lived, and passed away within a one half mile area. He attended country schools, including: Argyle,Thompson College, and the Blandinsville Grade School. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday November 7th

Matthew Daniel Smith died at his home in West Burlington, Iowa Wednesday, November 5, 2014.  He was born June 7, 1967 in Los Angeles, California, the son of Keith Scott and Diane Hendrix Smith. Matthew married Jill Wilt in Los Vegas, Nevada; they were later divorced.  He was an Industrial Plastics Engineer. Matthew loved music and enjoyed playing the drums, piano and guitar.  He taught music and gave lessons at the Musician Pro Shop. He enjoyed watching the LA Dodgers and Rams football.  Matthew liked golfing on 18 hole courses and on X -Box.  He was a big kid and enjoyed the time he had. He was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday November 4th

Earl S Robertson Sr, 80, of Danville died Monday 11/3 at his home

He is survived by his wife Loretta of Danville

Son Earl S Robertson, Jr. Springville, UT
Son Bill Robertson Danville, IA
Son Scott Robertson Danville, IA
Son Ron Robertson Carman, IL
Son David Robertson Danville, IA
Daughter Twyla Robertson Danville IA
Daughter Kara Venvertloh Burlington IA
11 Grandchildren 3 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Dorothy Nixon Burlington, IA
Sister Diana Foster Oquawka, IL
Brother Bob Robertson Oquawka, IL
Brother Larry Robertson Oquawka, IL
Friends may call 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 2 p.m. Saturday, November 8th at Lunning Chapel
Burial Will Be Spring Grove Cemetery, rural Burlington


Margaret Lou Miller Roules, age 86, of Mediapolis, died Saturday evening, November 1, 2014, at Prairie Ridge Care & Rehab in Mediapolis. The daughter of Rex Miller and Ruth Boley Miller, she was born on January 31, 1928 on their farm near Bonaparte. Margaret attended Franklin School from 1933 to 1941 and graduated from Bonaparte High School in 1946. She graduated from Parsons College in 1950 with a B.A. Degree in English and taught English at Keosauqua High School from 1950 to 1953. She married J. Fredric Roules on September 12, 1953 in Big Mound Methodist Church. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday November 3rd

James E Wischmeier, 39, Burlington died Thursday 10/30 in rural Mt. Union
Fiancee, Rebecca Jordan of Burlington
Father and Step Mother – Dan and Julie Wischmeier of Burlington, IA
Step Children Alex and Nia
Paternal Grandmother – Ann Wischmeier of Burlington
Maternal Grandmother – Mary LePine of California
Sister Jodan (David) Hancock Los Angeles, CA
Step Brother – Jordan Howell of Burlington, IA
Step Brother – Bradley Howell of Burlington, IA
Family will receive friends 6 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 4th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at Bethany Lutheran Church
Burial Will Be 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 5th, at Keokuk National Cemetery


Carolyn J. Dehner, 72, of Burlington, died at 12:35 PM Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington after an eight year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Born October 18, 1942, in Oquawka, IL, she was the daughter of Clarence John and Helen Grace Sterett Vaughan. On September 8, 1965, she married Paul David Dehner in Burlington. Carolyn had been a registered nurse for 42 years working at the Burlington Medical Center and retired from the Great River Medical Center . Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday October 31st

Martha E. Voigt, 98, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Tuesday, October 28, 2014. Born on October 29, 1915 in Gladstone, Illinois, she was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ellis Babcook. She married Henry W. Voigt on April 6, 1932 in Oquawka, Illinois. He died on October 23, 1971. Martha was a homemaker. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday October 29

Mona Mary Dwight, 91, of Burlington, died at 7:55 PM Monday, October 27, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. Born September 14, 1923, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Albert Frederick and Clara Alvina Jackson Gerdom. She married John R. Dwight on February 14, 1946, in Burlington. They later divorced. Mona worked at National Research Bureau and Schramms.

She was a 1941 graduate of Burlington High School. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday October 28th

Pauline E Richardson, Age 88 of West Burlington
Died Sunday 10/26/14 at the Donnellson Health Center Donnellson
She is survived by several nieces and nephews
Family will receive friends from 7 – 8 p m. Thursday, October 30th, at Lunning Chapel
Graveside Funeral Service and Interment 2 p.m, Friday, October 31st, in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.  

Mary F. Robberts, 80, of Burlington, died at 2:29 PM Sunday, October 26, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Born January 20, 1934, in Fairfax, MO, she was the daughter of John and Madge McMahon Carter. On December 27, 1959, she married Merle Orville Robberts at Fairfax Baptist Church in Fairfax, MO. He died March 4, 1995. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday October 24th

Joyce Ruth Boughton Shute,  77,  of Burlington died Tuesday 10/21 at the Great River Hospice House West Burlington. She is survived by 3 daughters, Regina “Gina” Roberts of West Burlington, Shelly McMurren of Prescott AZ
and Darcy (Rod) Hostetter of West Burlington, 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great-Grandchildren
Family will receive friends 12:30 – 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26th, at Lunning Chapel
2 p.m. Sunday, October 26th, at Lunning Chapel Continue Reading