Leo Dean Preston, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Rev. Jeff McPheron will officiate. Burial will be in Lowell Cemetery with military rites by the Henry County Honor Guard. Visitation will begin after noon on Monday, February 23 at the Chapel, with the family greeting friends from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A memorial has been established to the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Continue Reading
Leo Dean Preston, 75, of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday February 18, 2015 at his home. Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London. Robert “Sonny” Simms, 82, of Burlington, died Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Broward Health North in Pompano Beach, FL. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory. Continue Reading
Mary Frances Reed, 80, Burlington died Thursday 2/12 at the Great River Medical Center. She is survived by 2 sons, Bryan of Raleigh, NC and Thomas of Knightdale, NC, a sister Janice Small of Oak Harbor, WA and 3 grandchildren. Memorial funeral services will be held at 11 AM Friday 2/20 at the First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ with burial in the Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date. Continue Reading
Debra Jane Keck, 60, of Danville, died at her home Thursday, February 12, 2015. There will be no formal services for Mrs. Keck. According to her wishes, she has been cremated and inurnment will be held at a later date. There will be a visitation today at Elliott Chapel, New London from noon to 5:00 PM, with the family present from 3:00 to 5:00. Memorials have been established to the Great River Hospice and the American Cancer Society.
Hilda Bird Gudgell, 75, of Burlington, Iowa, died at Oak Lane Nursing Home, Stronghurst, Illinois on Friday, February 13, 2015.
Born on October 8, 1939 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Fred and Alice M. Porter Judd Sr. She married Lester A. Gudgell on June 1, 2001 in Burlington, Iowa. He died August 26, 2006. Continue Reading
Helen Marie Perkins, 84, of West Burlington, Iowa, died at Great River Klein Center, West Burlington, Iowa, on February 9, 2015.
Born on October 15, 1930 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Edwin R. and Emma Bertha Keuhnle Johnson. She married Robert E. Grant and they later divorced. He died in 2008. Helen married Dale Perkins on August 12, 1978 in Burlington; he died September 26, 1989.
Helen worked at Burlington Medical Center in Medical Records for many years and retired from there. Continue Reading
Stanley Robert Flack, 58, of Ottumwa, died Thursday, February 05, 2015 surrounded by his family at Hospice of Davis and Wapello County in Ottumwa, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Visitation for Mr. Flack will begin after 9:00 AM, Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Elliott Chapel, New London and his family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 PM at the Chapel. There will be no Memorial Service. According to his wishes, his body will be cremated following visitation and inurnment will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers.
Marvin Chester Meeker, 87, of Burlington, died at 11:10 PM Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at his home in rural Burlington from complications of Leukemia.
Born January 31, 1928, in Pekin, IL, he was the son of Daniel Rodney and Hazel Williams Meeker. On April 5, 1953, he married Dolores Blanche Spanhut in Burlington. Continue Reading