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

Obituaries Thursday May 29th

Dennis Lee Parsons, 53, of Burlington, died at 1:30 PM Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at the Parkview of Wellman in Wellman, Iowa. Born January 18, 1961, in Monmouth, IL, he was the son of Jack and Mary June Dennis Parsons. Dennis was a service manager in the automotive industry. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving as a Deck Yeoman aboard the USS Enterprise. He enjoyed golfing, traveling, and watching movies. Continue Reading

Obituaries Wednesday May 28th

Ivan C. “Bud” Covington, 93, of Dallas City, IL passed away at 10:42a.m. Monday, May 26, 2014 at his home. Bud was born on April 21, 1921 in Nauvoo, IL the son of Harry and Dorothy Arletta Argast Covington. On August 15, 1941 he married E. Ruth Miller in Dallas City. Mr. Covington was a WWII Veteran having served in the U.S. Navy from 1943 until being discharged in 1945. He attended Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL. Continue Reading

Obituaries Tuesday May 27th

Morris “Honey” Lewis Jr., 71, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, May 24, 2014 after a courageous battle of small cell carcinoma. Born on February 27, 1943 in Luxora, Arkansas, he was the son of Morris and Lessie Garrett Lewis Sr. He married Gail Ann Galbreath on July 17, 1993 in Keokuk, Iowa. Morris was the 6th child of 21 children. He was a brake press operator at GE. “Honey” enjoyed time with his wife and family, church, fishing, gardening, his pet Reba Mae, blues and gospel music, watching wrestling, basketball, football and TV. Continue Reading

Obituaries Thursday May 22nd

James Thomas “Jim” Lynch, 81, of Burlington, passed away after a brief illness at 8:10 PM Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at the home of his daughter surrounded by his family.  

Born July 14, 1932, in Minneapolis, MN, he was the son of George Thomas and Ida Lynch. The family moved to Burlington while Jim was in his teens. He met his future wife Patricia Ann Dannies in high school and they were married in 1953. In 1987, after being together for 34 years, Patricia sadly predeceased him. Continue Reading