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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Patricia A. Zeman, 83, of Burlington, died at Blair House, Burlington, Iowa, on Monday, May 19, 2014. Born on November 1, 1930 in Cloquet, Minnesota, she was the daughter of John D. “Toge” and Eula Spencer Rogentine. She was married to Harold Wright who preceded her in death in 1963. She married Edward W. Zeman on June 10, 1973 in Cloquet, Minnesota. Patricia received her Associates Degree and worked as an LPN. Continue Reading →
Edward J. Connors, 84, of Burlington, died at 5:50 PM Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born August 22, 1929, in Burlington, he was the son of Edward Timothy and Gertrude Agnes McKeever Connors.
Edward worked at Georgia Pacific where he retired.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran stationed in Germany immediately after World War II.
He was a member of SS. Continue Reading →
Dorothy Elaine Dean, 80, of Mediapolis, died at 3:30 PM Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis. Born February 8, 1934, in Columbus City, IA, she was the daughter of Harlan Clinton and Lucy Pauline Hanft Fletcher. On June 24, 1950, she married Delbert Allen Dean in Iowa City. Dorothy worked at Sylvania for four years and then was a school bus driver for the Mediapolis Community School for 25 years. For the past 36 years she has been a rural mail carrier for the Burlington U.S. Postal Service. Continue Reading →
Mark Dennis Duncan, 61 of New London, Iowa, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday May 14, 2014 in the New London Nursing & Rehab Center. He was born March 2, 1953 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Robert and Doris Hicks Duncan.
Mr. Duncan was a heavy equipment operator at Burlington River Terminal for many years.
Survivors include his mother- Doris Duncan of Stronghurst, IL, one sister, Sherry (Dennis) Warrington of Navarre, FL, one brother, Mike (Diane) Duncan of Media, IL, two nieces and two nephews. He was preceded in death by his father. Continue Reading →
Patricia Rae Anderson, 65, of Burlington, died Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at her home in Burlington. Arrangements are pending at the Thielen Funeral Home & Crematory.
Joyce Ann Elliott, age 85, of Wapello, passed away May 11, 2014. Joyce was born on March 14, 1929, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Clark and Leah Handlen Gilmore. Most of her school years were spent growing up in Morning Sun, where she graduated from High School in 1947. Continue Reading →