Obituaries Monday April 1st

Ina J. “Jenny” Brown, 87, of Burlington, died at 2:20 PM Thursday, March 28, 2013, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.


Born June 21, 1925, in Wilmington, KS, she was the daughter of James S. and Hattie Mae Patterson Bomar. On May 6, 1945, she married Charles G. Brown in Seattle, Washington.  He died March 4, 1985.


Jenny was a homemaker.


She enjoyed crafts, crocheting, fishing, picnics, her dogs and especially spending time with her family.


Survivors include three daughters, Charlotte L. Arthur of Fort Madison, Carol J. (Wade) Breuer of Danville, IA, and Patricia A. (Ron) Mixon of Cassatt, SC; two sons, Jack L. (Sherry) Brown of Burlington, and Lawrence T. (Susan) Brown of Stronghurst, IL, 18 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.


Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters


Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM with the family to receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Monday, April 1, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.


The funeral service for Mrs. Brown will be 11:00 AM Monday, April 1, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Minkler officiating.  A time of food and fellowship will be held in the community room at Thielen Funeral Home following the service.  Cremation will be entrusted to the Thielen Crematory following the funeral service.  Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.


A memorial has been established.


A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Jenny’s obituary at


Rosemary Rosie Helen Stanford, age 74, of Morning Sun, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2013, after a lengthy illness, at the Morning Sun Care Center.  Born April 24, 1938 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Marguerite (Goe) and George Decker.  She married Robert ‘Bob’ Stanford on June 7, 1958 in Burlington.  He preceded her in death on January 1, 2004.  She was special friends with Ron Wehage.  He preceded her in death in 2011.  She was also preceded in death by two infant brothers, William and James, and her brother-in-law, Paul Siens.


Rosemary is survived by her sister, Sandy Siens of Bartonsville, Illinois; her children, Bill (Shelly) Stanford of Burlington, Tom (Becky) Stanford of Donnellson, and Sharon (Kevin) Wittrock of Stevensville, Montana; grandchildren, Karin Stanford, Billy (Tanya) Stanford, Allison Stanford, Matt Watson, Nathan (Lindsay) Stanford, Kyle Stanford, and Jacob Stanford; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews and many friends in the Morning Sun community and the Morning Sun Care Center.


Rosemary was an avid sports fan.  She loved watching NASCAR races and local stock car races.  Her favorite driver was Jeff Gordon, and her favorite sports teams were the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, and the Iowa Hawkeyes.  She liked her soap operas, the CSI television series, doing Word Search puzzles, and being a grandmother.  She was a member of the Morning Sun Centenary United Methodist Church and the Morning Sun Lioness Club.  She was well-known as a good cook, often cooking for several days before an event, a holiday, or a family gathering.


Her work history included being a homemaker and stay-at-home mom, providing childcare for many families in Morning Sun, working at the Morning Sun Care Center in the laundry and the dietary department, and cooking at the Morning Sun Dairy Barn.


Following the choice of cremation, a visitation with the family to meet friends will be from 4:00 to 6:00 PM on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Morning Sun.


The funeral service for Rosemary Stanford will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Centenary United Methodist Church in Morning Sun with Rev. Sue-Ellen Sherman officiating.  Burial will follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Morning Sun.


In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for the benefit of the Lioness Club and the Morning Sun Care Center.


Mrs. Rose Mary Streets, 87, formerly of Dallas City, IL passed away Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:01 PM at the LaHarpe-Davier Health Care Facility in LaHarpe, IL, where she had resided for the past 2 ½ years.

She was born March 3, 1926 in Hamilton, IL, the daughter of Earl “Buzz” and Margurite Rose Grotts. On August 25, 1961 she married Wilbur S. Streets in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death on January 6, 2004.

Rose Mary loved her family, especially her grandson, Jamey. She enjoyed her pets and reading the Bible.

She is survived by her daughter, Sue (Craig) Harms of Dallas City. She was preceded in death her husband, grandson, Jamey, her father Earl “Buzz” Grotts and her mother and step-father, Margurite and Merlin Shinn.

No services are planned. Banks & Beals Funeral Home in DallasCity is assisting with arrangements. Condolences may be left at


Mrs. Kathryn Alberta Horton, 85, of Terre Haute, IL passed away peacefully Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM at her son’s home, which she called her home for the last three months surrounded by her family.

Kathryn was born at the LaHarpeDavierHospital on May 19, 1927 the daughter of Seneca Lee and Mabel Stephens Mount. On September 28, 1957 she married John W. Horton in Pittsburg, Kansas. He preceded her in death on March 28, 1977.

Mrs. Horton and her husband resided in Pittsburg, Kansas for two years after their marriage. They then moved to the Terre Haute, IL area. Kathryn attended Elder Grove school until she contracted encephalitis and then was home schooled. She later attended Lincoln Bible Institute. Kathryn worked as a teller at the LaHarpe Bank and taught Sunday School class at the Christian Church. She and her husband raised large pansies which they sold all over the United States. She also wrote a “Bit of Blessings” letter each month and mailed it to many people all over the United States. Kathryn enjoyed crocheting, reading her bible, writing, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by 1 son, Daniel (Melinda) Horton of Lomax, IL, 3 daughters, Laurel (Mike) White of Winfield, IA, Joy (Tod) Henson of Lomax, IL and Becky (Larry) Hanson of Buffalo, IL 1 brother, Walter Mount of Ostrander, MN, 1 sister, Madelyn Fredrickson of Rock Island, IL, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, Idel Foster and Maxine Garrett.

Services will be held at 10:00AMTuesday, April 2, 2013 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Rev Paul Smith officiating. Burial will be held at the LaHarpeCemetery. Friends may call after 3:00PM Monday at the Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00PM. A memorial fund has been established for the Terre HauteUnitedMethodistChurch or the Samaritan’s Purse

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