Obituaries for Monday January 13th

Gail Ellen West, 71, of Mount Union, died Saturday, January 11, 2020 at the Klein Center, West Burlington. Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.

LaVilda Mae “Charlie” Bowers, age 85, of Burlington died at 9:35 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at her residence.
Born January 22, 1934 in Bloomfield, IA, she was the daughter of Neal A. and Mabel Irene (Hiner) Magorian. She married William Gene Bowers July 15, 1950 in Bloomfield, Iowa. They later divorced.
LaVilda worked for Champion Spark Plug as an inspector for 31 years until her retirement.
She was of Methodist faith.
Her pastimes included bowling, playing basketball, swimming, tumbling, avid bingo player and the Casino. LaVilda was excellent at math and a diehard Cardinal Fan. She loved to dance, watch westerns especially John Wayne, Wheel of Fortune and soap operas. LaVilda loved her dog Maggie. She had a heart of gold and would give anything to anybody.
Survivors include her children, Pat Gray and Kathy (Loran) Gerling of Burlington; Tom (Ken) Bowers of Dallas, TX; and Linda Bowers of Burlington; stepson Jeff Hood of Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Bill Bowers; two brothers, Larry Magorian and James “Mac” Magorian and her companion of many years Joe N. Hood.
The funeral service for LaVilda will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Randy Gearhart will officiate. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Renal Dialysis.

Lucille “Shorty” Anderson, 89 of Morning Sun, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020 at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab Center. Visitation will be on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 10:00 am until 11:00 a.m. at the Morning Sun Centenary United Methodist Church. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the church. Interment will be at the Elmwood Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at in the church fellowship hall. Memorials may be left to the Morning Sun Ambulance or Prairie Ridge Care and Rehab Center. Condolences may be left at The Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Morning Sun, formerly The Hagele and Honts Funeral Home is caring for Shorty’s arrangements and her family.
Mary Lucille Wiley was born to Florence and Mary Wilma (Reid) Wiley on December 1, 1930 in Oakville, IA. She graduated from Morning Sun High School. Shorty was united in marriage to Kenneth Anderson on October 21, 1951. He preceded her in death on September 3, 1988. She was a member of the Morning Sun Centenary United Methodist Church, the Methodist Church ladies and the Morning Sun Lioness Club. She had worked at the Morning Sun Care Center and later ran the Pool Hall with her husband. Her true passion was babysitting which she was able to do for many years. Shorty also enjoyed crotchet, word searches, bingo and especially, spending time with her family.
Shorty is survived by her children; Barbara (Bill) Niles of Winfield, Mark (Rita) Anderson of Morning Sun; grandchildren, Kris (Kim) Anderson of Burlington. Trisha (Nick) Diewold of West Burlington, Katie (fiancée Josey) Anderson of Mediapolis and Rachel (Kurt) Kile of Nichols; nine great-grandchildren, sisters, Darlyne (Larry) Howard of Newton, LulaBelle (Claude) Stiger of Muscatine, and Frances Callis of Hot Springs, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Eugene; a great-granddaughter, and two brothers.

Mrs. Hazel Mae Fainter, age 81, of Burlington died at 4:45 a.m. Friday, January 10, 2020 at her residence.
Born January 8, 1939 in Cresco, IA, she was the daughter of Wayne and Sarah (Coleman) Weaver. She married John Fainter June 2, 1967 in Burlington. He died June 14, 2014.
Hazel worked in production at Antennacraft and IRC and as a clerk at J.C. Penney and Woolworths.
She attended Joy Baptist Church, Fort Madison, IA.
Her pastimes included volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader and at the school for PTA, playing cards, fishing, camping, and boating on the sand bar. She enjoyed watching movies and loved animals, especially her poodles and cats.
Survivors include two sons, Randy (Shantel) Fainter of Amarillo, TX and Brad (Sherri) Spicer of Indianapolis, IN; three daughters, Tammy Klein of Burlington, Marlena (Tod Walker) Switzer of West Burlington, and Sandy (Ron) Harris of Fort Madison, IA; eleven grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one brother, George Fisher of Burlington; one sister, Edith Sutherland of West Burlington; and her tea cup poodle, Sophie.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one brother, Harvey.
The funeral service for Mrs. Fainter will be 6:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Earl Beal will officiate. Inurnment will be in Aspen Grove at a later date. Visitation will be 4:00-6:00 p.m. prior to the service. Please join family and friends for dessert after the service at Pzazz.
According to her wishes, cremation will be accorded following the funeral service.
A memorial has been established for Fort Madison P.A.W.S.