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Obituaries Thursday January 16th

Cornelia “Connie” Moorman, age 93, peacefully passed away on Jan. 7, 2014 at Bickford ALF, Burlington, IA.  
Born 6/27/1920, she was the daughter of Clarence (Doc) & Hettie Rider Johnson. Connie was raised on a farm near Belfast, Iowa, coming to Burlington to attend business college.  She was an athlete and horsewoman in her youth and loved all animals, especially horses & dogs throughout her life.  
She was married for 59 years to Orlo Moorman who predeceased her in 1999. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday January 15th

Janet A. Sly    Age 63    of    Burlington died Monday January 13th  at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington. Survivors:
Daughter    Rockzann (Steve) Marshall    Danville    IA
Daughter    Jennifer Stickney    Fort Madison    IA
3    Grandchildren    1    Great-Grandchildren
Family will receive friends    6 – 8 p.m. Thursday, January 16th, at Lunning Chapel
Funeral Service    10:30 a.m. Friday, January 17th, at Lunning Chapel
Burial will be in the Long Creek Cemetery, rural Danville.  

H. Darlene Dean, age 89 of Morning Sun, died Tuesday January 14, 2014 at the MorningSunCareCenter.  The daughter of George and Lulu (Wolverton) Bryant, she was born February 10, 1924 at Morning Sun.  On November 14, 1941 she married Floyd “Peck” Dean at Canton, MO.  She was a graduate of the MorningSunHigh School.  She was a lifelong member of the MorningSunUnitedMethodistChurch.  She was a homemaker.  
Survivors include:  her husband of Morning Sun; two sons, Ralph Dean of Morning Sun;  Lonnie Dean of Brighton, CO; two daughters, Trudy Hopkins of Ottumwa; Georgeanne Robinson of Keosauqua; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren;
She was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and four sisters. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Tuesday January 14th

Gloria Geraldine Bell, 67, of Burlington, died at 7:40 PM Sunday, January 12, 2014, at her home.  

Born November 26, 1946, in Jerseyville, IL, she was the daughter of John James and Gloria Maudine Scott Brock. On March 27, 1993, she married Wayne Herman Bell in Burlington.  

Gloria was a homemaker and was a cashier for 40 years, retiring in 2007.  

She was a 1965 graduate from Greenfield, IL. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday January 13th

Anthony Dale Sturek, 23, of LaHarpe, IL passed away at 2:02 PMSaturday, January 11, 2014 at his mother’s home in Blandinsville, IL. He was born on September 11, 1990 in Aurora, IL, the son of Rick and Stacey Hughes Sturek. Anthony was a 2009 graduate of IlliniWestHigh School. He attended CarlSandburgCollege where he received his CNA Certificate. Mr. Sturek worked at the Oak Lane Nursing and Rehab in Stronghurst, and later, at the Bickford House in Burlington. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday January 10th

William Charles Bowen, 77, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Iowa, on Wednesday, January 8, 2014.      
Born on October 27, 1936 in Lomax, Illinois, he was the son of Edward Roscoe and Mamie Ella Buck Bowen. He married Idella Oline Olson on March 22, 1958 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.     
Bill enjoyed fishing, crafts – particularly plastic canvas, attending craft shows and flea markets. Christmas was his favorite holiday with all the crafts and family activities. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday January 9th

Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” Hawk, age 84 of rural Stronghurst, Illinois, died at 6:40 a.m.Tuesday January 7, 2014 at her home. She was born July 9, 1929 near Nokomis, Illinois, the daughter of John Wesley and Marguerite Thacker Flannigan. On February 15, 1953, she married Clarence Junior Hawk in Mulberry Grove, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2007. Betty was a graduate of Taylorville, Illinois High School. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Wednesday January 8th

Frank D. Grasham, age 85, of Wapello, died Monday evening, January 6, 2014, at his home.  The son of Max D. and Cleda M. Moore Grasham, he was born on August 4, 1928 at Wapello.  He married Marilyn Liebbrand on June 25, 1950 in Muscatine.  She preceded him in death on April 1, 1968.  He married Idella D. Dukek Fletcher on September 27, 1969 in Muscatine.  She also preceded him in death on March 8, 1998.  He married Barbara J. Howell Johnson on September 5, 1998 in Clarinda. Frank graduated from Wapello High School.  He served in the US Navy during WW II.  He worked for several years at IAAP in Middletown and then as a Union Pipefitter at Monsanto in Muscatine.  He was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wapello and the Wapello VFW Glenn Allen Post 5166.  He enjoyed trapping, fishing, and billiards. His family includes his wife, Barbara; two daughters, Carla McDowell of Hartville, Ohio and Lynne & Daryl Behrens of Muscatine; step-children, Tom Fletcher and Danny Fletcher both of Wapello, Connie Johnson of Riverside, Linda & Jeff Johnson of Sigourney, Randy Johnson of Columbus Junction, Billy & Sherry Johnson of Libertyville, and Joyce & Steve Hamilton of Lone Tree; two granddaughters; two great granddaughters; several step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Loretta & Kenneth ‘Bud’ Smith of Davenport and Marcia & Dave Valley of Racine, Wisconsin.  He was preceded in death by his parents and first and second spouses. The funeral ceremony for Frank Grasham will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, January 10, 2014, at the St. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Monday January 6th

Billie Ann Good, 65, of Burlington, died at 11:29 AM Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.  

Born August 9, 1948, in Hobbs, NM, she was the daughter of Billy Jo and Annie Cecelia Howard Gilmore. On March 16, 1979, she married Thomas Dale Good in Burlington. He died July 22, 2013.  

Billie worked at Lehigh-Leopold for ten years and Lane Private Brands for seven years, and had a home daycare. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Friday January 3rd

William F. “Bill” Balbort, 76, of Burlington, died at 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 1, 2014, at the Great River Klein Center in West Burlington.  

Born August 2, 1937, in Burlington, he was the son of William F. and Ruth Babcock Balbort Sr. On September 15, 1962, he married Linda Hester Jacobson in Burlington. They shared 51 years of marriage.  

Bill grew up in Burlington.  He was a 1956 graduate of Burlington High School and served in the National Guard. Continue Reading →

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Obituaries Thursday January 2nd

Roy Wayne Woodson, 72, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Medical Center on Monday, December 30, 2013.     
Born on May 23, 1941 in Hannibal, Missouri, he was the son of Earl and Barbara Pipkin Woodson. He married Barbara Holbert on March 5, 1965 in Burlington, Iowa.     
Roy was a municipal land surveyor. He worked for 36 years for Des Moines County as survey crew chief and county inspector for secondary roads. Continue Reading →

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