Obituaries for Friday June 5th

Lloyd E. Feikert, 85, of LaHarpe, Illinois, passed away at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at his home.

Lloyd was born on July 27, 1934 in Good Hope, Illinois, the son of William E. and Ada McDaniels Feikert. He married Rosamond Shambo on December 23, 1956. She preceded him in death on July 21, 1983. Lloyd married Joyce Stambaugh Steagall on October 13, 1989 in Hancock County. She survives.

Lloyd was a 1952 graduate of LaHarpe High School. He enlisted in the United States Army on March 3, 1954 and retired April 1, 1974 after 20 years of service. During his time in the Army he served tours in Korea, Germany and Okinawa. Following his military service he worked as a carpenter, butcher and farmer.

Lloyd enjoyed hunting, fishing and raising beef cattle. He was a member of the LaHarpe Masonic Lodge #195.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; one daughter, Rosann (Ted) Shutwell of LaHarpe; three step-children, Clayton (Lynita) Stambaugh of Lomax, Illinois, Angela Stambaugh of Framingham, Massachuset and Clinton (Ange) Stambaugh of Lomax; six grandchildren, Willo (Ryan) Quivey, Anna Shutwell, Julie Stambaugh, Brandon Stambaugh, Matt Stambaugh and Jill Stambaugh and two great-grandsons, Shane and Sam.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his first wife, Rosamond and eleven siblings.

A private graveside service with Military Rites and Masonic Rites will be held Monday, June 8, 2020 with Robert Tillman officiating. A memorial fund has been established for the LaHarpe Ambulance Service or the LaHarpe Fire Department. Memorials may be sent to the Lloyd Fiekert Memorial Fund, c/o Banks & Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 503, LaHarpe, Illinois 61450.

Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe is assisting the family. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Lloyd’s obituary at

Terry Forquer, 66, of New London, died Monday, June 1, 2020 at his home.
He was born December 12, 1953 in LaHarpe, Illinois to Walter Eugene and Juanita Lucille Murphy Forquer.
He was a 1972 graduate of LaHarpe High School and was of the Christian faith. Terry worked as an over the road truck driver. He enjoyed going on road trips, fishing and camping, playing cards, and spending time with family.
Survivors include two sons, Troy (Misty) Forquer of Hamilton, Illinois and Jesse (Lindsey) Forquer of Salem, Iowa; one daughter Tara Benacka of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren, Alivia, Kane and Finnley; Mason and Coy; and Kyle, Nathaniel and Emma; one brother James Forquer of Canton, Illinois; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers; Warren, Gary and Henry and one sister Nedra Cassidy.
According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and there will be no formal service. Inurnment will be at a later date in Fairmont, Missouri next to his parents. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Paula Anne Espy, age 59, passed away from Stage IV colon cancer at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington, Iowa.
She was born on September 7, 1960 in Centerville, Iowa. Paula Anne graduated in 1975 from Burlington High School in the top 10% of her class. 20 years later she graduated from Southeastern Community College with Honors obtaining an Associate’s Degree in Nursing in 1998.
She had several jobs before she entered her nursing career. She said nursing was never boring. Being an RN, she loved caring for people, helping them be comfortable, heal and recover, or pass on peacefully. But the people she most cared for were her family, especially her three sons; Christopher Adrian Kerby, Kevin Duane Kerby and Seth Caleb Arthur Jaeger. She is survived by them and her parents Rodger and Paula Rae Espy and Bobby and Patty Woodside; her brother Randolph Edwin Espy and her nieces Randah and Zophia; her “daughter” Kimberley Mina Kaye Jaeger and her two beautiful granddaughters Emma and Hannah; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
He grandparents were very special to her and preceded her in death.
There will be no formal funeral services. There will be an old-fashioned wake and Celebration of Life at the Moose Lodge.
According to her wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
Online condolences may be made by visiting