Obituaries Monday June 16th

William “Bill” Mathes, 74, of Burlington, died at 4:05 AM Saturday, June 14, 2014, at his home in Burlington.  

Born February 2, 1940, in Burlington, he was the son of George Herman and Rosemary Donohoo Mathes. On August 26, 1967, he married Rita J. Bruty in Washington, IA.  

Bill worked as an electrical engineer and in electronic quality control, retiring in 2011.  

He was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday June 13th

Roger Newbold, 78, of Burlington, died at 8:50 AM, Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born August 31, 1935, in Hillsboro, IA, he was the son of Robert and Gertrude Hixson Newbold. On June 13, 1954, he married Gayle Joan Moffett in Hillsboro.  

Roger retired from J.I. Case Corporation in 1992, where he had worked for 21 years. He also owned the Dairy Queen in Mt. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday June 11th

Cornelius F. “Bill” Saben ,Age 82 of Burlington died Sun 6/1/14 at Blair House Nursing and Rehab Burlington
Son Robert (Vicki) Mahalic
Step Daughter – Deb (Dwight) Fogelstrom
StepSon – Richard Jameson
5 Grandchildren 4 Great-Grandchildren
Brother Robert (Dora) Saben
Brother Kenneth (Donna) Saben
Graveside Memorial Funeral Service and Inurnment 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14th, in the Oquawka Cemetery Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday June 10th

Leila L. Lewis, age 81 of Stronghurst, Illinois died at 2:40 a.m. Monday June 9, 2014 at Oak Lane Nursing & Rehab Center in Stronghurst. She was born July 7, 1932 in Princeton, California, the daughter of John and Lorraine Head Hagle. On May 14, 1950, she married Earl Wesley “Wes” Lewis in Marysville, California. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2001.  

Mrs. Lewis lived in Chico, California for many years and in the Fernley, Nevada area from 1985 until 2008. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday June 9th

Lorena Marie Moyers, age 95 of Mediapolis, died Thursday June 5, 2014 at Prairie Ridge Care Center in Mediapolis. The daughter of John and Mary Boden Frieden, she was born November 10, 1918 at New Boston, Illinois. On November 10, 1937 she married Roy L. Moyers at Hurdland, Missouri; he died November 25, 1996. She was a graduate of the Muscatine High School, class of 1936. She worked in food services at the Mediapolis High School for 22 years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Friday June 6th

Shirley Mae Drafahl,64, of Burlington died Wed 6/4 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington
She is survived by one Nephew, one Niece and three Great Nieces. Sister Carol Ann (James) Kuntzelman Roscoe, IL
Sister Sharon Kay Flowers Burlington, IA
Funeral Service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7th, at Lunning Chapel
Family will receive friends One hour prior to the time of service on Saturday
Burial Will Be at the Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday June 4th

Patricia “Patsy” McGoon, 83, Burlington died Sun 6/1 at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City
She is survived by
Son John (Mary) Staub
Son Joseph (Joan) Staub
Son Jeff (Kim) Staub
Son Steve Staub
Son James (Gerri) McGoon
Daughter Kathryn (Chris) Kuhne
14 Grandchildren 11 Great-Grandchildren
Sister Joyce Adamson
Sister Mary Lee Houser
Family will receive friends Following the Rosary recitation at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 8th, at Lunning Chapel
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Monday, June 9th, at St. John’s Catholic Church
Burial Will Be Sacred Heart Cemetery
Marvin “Whitey” Randall Sutton, 35, Burlington died Sun 6/1 at his home. He is survived by:
Parents Mother – Debra Witt
Adopted Father – Marvin Sutton
Biological Father – Darrell Watson
Son Tristan Edberg-Sutton Boone County, IA
Son Carson Randall Burlington, IA
Daughter Emma Sutton Burlington IA
Daughter Grace Sutton Burlington IA
Daughter Debra Sutton Burlington IA
Sister Margaret Sutton Goldfield, IA
Sister Lindsay (Lance) Parsons Eldora, IA
Brother Justin Sutton Newton, IA
Family will receive friends 2 – 4 p.m. Friday, June 6th, at Lunning Chapel


Robert “Bob” Burr, 76, Burlington died Sun 6/1 at The Great River Medical Center, West Burlington
He is survived by his wife, Carol Burr Burlington IA
Son Harley (Angela) Burr, O’Fallon, MO
Son Wesley Burr, Fort Madison
Daughter Lisa (Brent) Corman, Joplin,MO
4 Grandchildren 1 Great-Grandchild
BrothersHarley W. Burr & George (Claire) Burr both of California
Family will receive friends 12:30 until 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5th, in Lunning Chapel
Memorial Funeral Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 5th, at Lunning Chapel Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday June 3rd

Marcelle Ilene Brown, 84, of Burlington, died at 10:02 PM Sunday, June 1, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.  

Born October 3, 1929, in Des Moines County, she was the daughter of George W. and Alta Benkert Riemann. On March 3, 1949, she married Lloyd William Brown in Kingston. He died July 30, 1995.  

Marcelle worked for IRC, Burlington Medical Center and several other places during her working years. Continue Reading

Obituaries Monday June 2nd

Mary R. O’Day, 88 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died at 4:10 pm Friday, May 30, 2014 at her daughter’s home in Burlington, Iowa. She

was born January 23, 1926 at Luray, Missouri, a daughter of Archie James and Estelle Maude (Weaver) Hawkins. On April 18, 1944, she married Carmen Willis O’Day at Palymra, Missouri. He preceded her in death.  

She and her husband moved to Fort Madison in 1945. Continue Reading