Obituaries for Friday May 1st

Elsie May Griswold, 91, of Nauvoo, Illinois, passed away at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at her home.

Elsie was born on April 28, 1929 in Woodville Township, Illinois, the daughter of Othel and Velma (McAdams) Early. She married Harold L. Griswold, they later divorced.

The highlight of Elsie’s life was owning and operating her own restaurant, Elsie’s Place, in Mount Dora, Florida. She moved from Florida to Ogden, Iowa, where she resided for ten years. She most recently lived with her daughter in Nauvoo. She was a member of the Ogden United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Connie Johnson of Nauvoo and Vicki Swansferger of Golden, Colorado; three grandchildren, Oscar Swansferger Jr., and Phillip and Bradley Caruso; three great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Elsie was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Debbie Griswold; two brothers, Curtis and Lindall Early and one sister, Rosalee Johnson.

Cremation has been entrusted to Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Nauvoo.

A service will be held at a later date in Florida. To leave a condolence please visit Elsie’s obituary at

Teresa Rozanne Moyner, 64, of Burlington, passed away April 29, 2020 after LIVING 52 years with Diabetes.
Born February 29, 1956 to Dave and Jessie Frieden in Muscatine, Iowa, Teresa graduated from Columbus Community High School in 1974. From there, she went on to graduate in 1980 from SCC in West Burlington with an LPN in nursing.
While living in Burlington, she met Randall J. Moyner and fell in love. They married May 7, 1983 and built a home and life together with one little bundle of joy, their daughter, Amy.
Teresa built her life around her faith in the Lord. She attended First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Burlington for 37 years where she was a greeter who gave great hugs. Teresa shared Christ’s love with everyone she met through her positive and joyful nature.
She worked for two years at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in the pediatrics unit. She then went on to work for 35 years at Burlington Care Center, where she counted down the days until Christmas daily for her residents. Teresa loved Christmas.
She found joy in vacations, remodeling their home, and shopping, but mostly in her daily talks with her daughter, Amy, about her day. For the last almost two years, Teresa’s heart sang with love for her granddaughter, Rozzie.
Teresa met her Mom, Jessie, at heaven’s gate.
Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Randy Moyner, her daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Bryan; granddaughter, Rosalyn; her father, Dave Frieden; siblings, Ron (Deb) Frieden, Dennis (Regina) Frieden, David (Victoria) Frieden, and Brenda (Chris) Bieri, and many nieces, nephews, friends, and the whole Moyner family.
According to her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at First Christian Church Disciples of Christ at a later date.
A memorial has been established for the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ Building Fund. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the memorial fund.
Due to state and federal guidance on gatherings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the family will not be having a public memorial at this time.

Georgia Ann Garvey Horan, 83, of Des Moines died Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
She was born June 7, 1936 in Eagle Center, Iowa to George Edmund and Mary Ruth Kelly Garvey. She was the eldest of 10 children and raised two sons. She worked as a secretary and in retail and sales for various companies until she retired. She was an active church member and volunteer for many charities.
Georgia is survived by her son, Joseph (Patti) Horan, and grandpup Chevy; siblings, Jim (Sandy) Garvey, Don (Rosanne) Garvey, Charlene Horn, Mike (Judy) Garvey, David Garvey, Elizabeth Henderson, and Kenny (Melinda) Garvey; and many nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son Martin; brothers Bill and Daryl, and grandpups Molly and Sadie.
The family would like to thank the staff at Iowa Methodist Hospital and Fleur Heights Nursing home for their wonderful care of Georgia.
Her body has been cremated and in keeping with the Governor’s executive order during the COVID-19 health crisis, a private family graveside service will be held at St. Alphonsus Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant with Father Paul Connolly officiating. Elliott Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Marie J. Rhodes, 94, of Burlington, died at 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 29, 2020, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Born April 15, 1926, in Danville, she was the daughter of Harold Estes and Lillie Dale Heater. On September 2, 1944, she married Harold Delbert Rhodes in Burlington. He died May 25, 2004.

Marie owned and operated Call and Haul Antiques.

She enjoyed restoring antiques, attending auctions, traveling, playing cards, but most of all, spending time with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Judith “Judy” M. (Robert) Murphy of Burlington; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son Kevin, her parents, four brothers, three sisters, two nephews, and three nieces.

The Graveside Committal Service for Marie will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Keokuk National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend the service will meet at the cemetery gate prior to the service for a procession to the gravesite. A time of food and fellowship will be held following the burial.

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