Obituaries For Monday December 30th

Tatum Larken Ross, born November 7, 2018 the son of Brian and Liz (Navntoft) Ross, died December 25, 2019 after a fierce battle of Bilary Atresia.
Tatum enjoyed watching the Baby First Channel, dancing to “Baby Shark”, reading books about animals, stroller rides, bath time, relaxing in the pool on his float. His favorites were being held and rocked; he was the best snuggler! He loved his pacifier, watching his big brother and loved being sung to, especially “Old McDonald’s Farm” and the “Wheels on the Bus”
His smile lit up the hearts of all who saw it.
He is survived by his parents, Brian and Liz Ross of Burlington; brother Blaine Ross of Burlington; Aunt Melissa Flores, Uncles Ross (Alisha) Stottmeister and James (Anastasia) Waldrop Jr.; maternal grandparents, Ivan and Janet Stottmeister of Burlington and Dale and Janet Navntoft of Fort Madison; paternal great grandmother, Gwen Barbagiovanni of Burlington and Wynona Lucas of Magnolia, Texas; great grandfather Floyd Welch of Fort Madison; cousins and his wonderful caregivers Megan Larkins, Sadie Smithburg, Sheila Ayers and Deb Trousil.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents James and Karen Waldrop and great grandparents Sam Barbagiovanni, Richard Lucas and Hazel Welch.
The funeral service for Tatum will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 30th at First Christian Church ~ Disciples of Christ. The Revs. David Yonker and Brooke Anthony will officiate. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 29th at First Christian Church ~ Disciples of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Triumph for Tatum, donations will be made in his name to the Lurie Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois, The University of Iowa Stead Children’s Hospital or Donate Life America.
We encourage everyone to consider donations of blood or becoming an organ donor so that many more lives can be saved.
Cremation will be accorded following the funeral service and has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
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Hazel Virgene Kilbride, 68, of Burlington, died Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at Great River Medical Center.
Born February 11, 1951 in Macomb, Illinois she was the daughter of Billy Eugene “Gene” Henry and Helen Ruth (Sherman) Schlicher.
She worked for Sickles Laundry and Dry Cleaners for over 20 years.
She enjoyed gambling, watching movies and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her two children; Darrol Jackson and Lisa (Brian) Reid both of Burlington; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one brother Rod (Sue) Henry of West Burlington and her step-father James Schlicher.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother Steve Henry.
The memorial visitation for Hazel will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 2nd at Lunning Chapel where the family will receive friends.
According to her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
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James Edward Carter, age 84, of Burlington died at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2091 at his residence.
Born May 22, 1935 in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Lester Guy and Marie L. (Wunderlich) Carter. He married Patricia Bailey November 24, 1957 in Burlington. She died June 26, 1997. He married Carolyn Heath June 9, 2000 in Burlington. She died April 29, 2018.
After graduating from Burlington High School in 1953, he completed an apprenticeship with Murray Ironworks. He served in the United States Army. He worked at Champion Spark Plug until his retirement in December of 1993.
James belonged to the UAW Local 1237, Moose Lodge, and A.A.R.P. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, and duck hunting.
Survivors include daughter, Jeannine K. (Paul) Barnett of West Burlington; grandson, Bradley M. (Mindy) Barnett of Kensett, AR; great-granddaughter, Eadlyn Barnett; two brothers, Lester (Karen) Carter Jr. of Burlington and Warren Carter of West Burlington; step-daughter, Greta Wacker of Montana; two step-sons, Mike Schmidt and John Schmidt, both of Kent, OH; nephews; and several step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, both wives, and an infant daughter.
The memorial funeral service for Mr. Carter will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 3rd at Lunning Chapel. Rev. David Yonker and Rev. Brooke Anthony will officiate. Military rites will be accorded by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. Inurnment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
A memorial has been established for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Mary Lou Boal-Peterson, 92, of Winfield, passed away on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa. Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Forest Home Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Visitation for Mary Lou will be held on Monday, December 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Olds United Church of Christ. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, December 30, 2019, at the church. A time of food and fellowship will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to the Olds United Church of Christ or the Twin Lakes Country Club in memory of Mary Lou. Online condolences may be left for the family at The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Winfield, formerly The Honts Funeral, is caring for Mary Lou’s arrangements and her family.
Mary Lou Baker was born December 12, 1927, in Henry County, Iowa, near Swedesburg. She was the daughter of Raymond and Velma (Holley) Baker. She married Everett Boal on March 27, 1948. He died on August 17, 1988. She then married Donald R. Peterson February 7, 1998.
Mary Lou graduated from Winfield High School in 1945, and then graduated from Pioneer College of Business at Iowa Wesleyan College. She was secretary for the Personnel Office of Sheaffer Pen Co. in Mt. Pleasant and later worked in the Business Office at Iowa Wesleyan.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #626; VFW Auxiliary #5143; James Harlan Chapter of D.A.R.; Chapter L of TTT Society; and was an active member of the Olds United Church of Christ where she held several offices. She enjoyed her family, helping on the farm, genealogy research, crafting with wood, and sewing.
Mary is survived by her husband, two daughters, Gail (Bruce) Wortmann of Bloomfield, IA; Beverly (Scott) Murray of Ankeny, IA; and one son, Tom (Kerie) Boal of Columbus, NE; two step-daughters, Joni (Paul) Rodgers of Ottumwa, IA, and Becki Plunkett of W. Des Moines, IA; seven grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband, daughter Becky Boal, infant twin daughters, sisters Virginia Lee and Lucile Owens and one brother Eugene Baker.