Obituaries for Thursday March 26th

Darlene L. Newlan, 62, of Keokuk, died at 11:17 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at the Keokuk Area Hospital.

Born October 10, 1957, in Linton, IN, she was the daughter of Delmer and Marjorie Buck Hartsburg. On July 14, 1979, she married Michael Eugene Newlan in Grace Bible Church. He passed on January 24, 2017.

Darlene dedicated her life to caring for her family and she was the most happy when surrounded by those she loved.

She was an avid reader and was a fan of soap operas, especially “Days of Our Lives”. Most of all, she was a people person and liked to make others smile.

Survivors include two daughters, Casey McGann and Nicole (Steve) Coward both of Burlington; one son, Clayton (Amanda) Newlan of Colusa, IL; 14 grandchildren, Noah, Ethan, Olivia, Liam McGann, Rayne, Raidyn, Stevyn, Jacey Coward, Aubrey & Miah Newlan, Allen and Tyler Whittemore, Mikala Tranter, and Clayton Newlan, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Zachariah Moreno; many nieces and nephews; three brothers, Dean Hartsburg of Keokuk, Doug Hartsburg and Dan (Julie) Hartsburg both of Trenton, IA; her mother-in-law; three brothers-in-law and two sisters-in-law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers, Dallas and Richard.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services at this time.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Darlene’s obituary at

Gary Robert Newberry, 63, of West Burlington, died at 3:01 PM Monday, March 23, 2020, at the Great River Medical Center.

Born July 16, 1956, in Lake Charles, LA, he was the son of Jim Newberry and Rhoda Marsden Molter. On March 12, 1991, he married Pamela Gerber in Las Vegas, NV.

He graduated from Dallas City High School. He then attended Southeastern Community College and graduated from Missouri Southern State University.

Gary worked as a roofer for many years and worked for Frank Millard & Co. as a roofing estimator for 15 years.

He enjoyed sprint cars racing, camping in Knoxville and gambling on sports and racing. He had many friends and never met a stranger. Most of all, Gary enjoyed spending time with his pets and grandchildren.

Survivors include his mother, Rhoda (Mike) Molter of Dallas City, IL; father, Jim (Sandy) Newberry of West Burlington; wife, Pamela Newberry of West Burlington; one son, John (Tami) Gerber of Burlington; one daughter, Heather (Scott) Becker of Danville; six grandchildren, Libbie, Rian, Ellie, Kayla, Cole and Gavin; three brothers, Byron Newberry of Burlington, John Molter of Moline, IL and Justin Newberry of Danville; and one mother-in-law, Mary Butler of Burlington.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Gary’s obituary at

Helen Reynolds, 94, of Mount Union, died at 10:38 PM Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at her home.

Born January 25, 1926, in Burlington, she was the daughter of Raymond Charles and Constance Velma Marsh Sutherland. On February 9, 1949, she married George James Harrison in Burlington. He passed on June 21, 1988.

Helen was a housewife.

She was sharp-minded and enjoyed crocheting, doing puzzles, and playing cards. She liked to watch Westerns and WWE wrestling, her favorite wrestler was John Cena. She also liked to go mushroom hunting, yard sales and shopping.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Reynolds of Mt. Union, and George Reynolds of Burlington; one daughter, Dianna Burtlow of Burlington;10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Rose York of Burlington; and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Patricia (Pat), two brothers, Francis and Charles Sutherland, and three sisters, Mary Johnson, Dorothy Touch and Margeret Juarez.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park at a later date.

Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements.

Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Helen’s obituary at