Obituaries for Friday September 4th

Jack Johnson Washington, 80, died Monday, August 24, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Born August 22, 1940 in Peoria, Illinois he was the son of Robert Washington and Marie Alice Washington Johnson. He was raised in Burlington and graduated from Burlington High School. He married Hannelore Lange on December 20, 1967 in Hanau, Germany.
Jack was an Army veteran. He served as a police officer for the City of Chicago, Illinois for 15 years and then worked for the US Post Office in Chicago for 33 years until his retirement.
Jack is survived by his wife Hannelore Washington of Burlington; his four children, Rene’ (Linda) Gunther of Chicago, Illinois and Desiree’, Semone’ and Geronimo Washington all of Iowa City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Jasmine, Jesse, Je-Ron, Sydney, Dakota and Daxton; three great grandchildren, Tatum, Mya and Ava; brother Robert Washington of Germany and two nieces Pamela and Stephanie both of Europe.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Mary Alice Wynne.
The funeral service for Jack will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, September 4th at Lunning Chapel. Interment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until the time of services. The family requests all to follow COVID-19 guidelines and practice social distancing and wear face masks.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Gary Dean Ball, 55 of Burlington, died Sunday, August 30, 2020 at his residence.
Born October 20, 1964 in Burlington, he was the son of Clarence Ball and Dorothy Bowers. He married Wanda Moehn February 29, 2008 in Burlington.
Gary worked at I.A.A.P. for 30 years.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, race cars, watching wrestling, woodworking, and mushroom hunting.
Survivors include his wife Wanda Ball of Burlington; daughter Jessica Ball of West Burlington; three stepchildren, Joe Zumdome of Tennessee, David Zumdome and Jessica Zumdome, both of Ft. Madison, IA; two grandchildren, Joshua Ball and Kayla Hamlin; his mother, Dorothy Bowers of Burlington; and a sister, Deanna (Randy) Rodefer of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his father and one sister in 2012, Julie Mattox.
The graveside memorial service and inurnment for Mr. Ball will be 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 4th at Aspen Grove Cemetery.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established.

Holly Ann Christe Mills, 57, of New London, died Thursday, April 2, 2020.
Her family would like to invite friends and family to the home of George and Mary
Christe at 22801 – 170th Street, New London, on Sunday, September 13, 2020 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM for a light lunch and gathering to celebrate Holly’s life. Online condolences may be left at

Virginia Hillyard, 99, of Winfield, passed away on September 1, 2020 at Sunrise Terrace Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. An outdoor Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at the the family home, 202 East Wallace Street, Winfield, IA 52659. Private family burial will be in the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 4, 2020, from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Snyder and Hollenbaugh Funeral and Cremation Services of Winfield. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at A mask is recommended for the the visitation and service.
Virginia Maxwell was born on October 16, 1920 in Mount Union, the daughter of Guy and Grace (Keitzer) Maxwell. She graduated from Burlington High School and the Burlington College of Commerce. Virginia was united in marriage to Homer Hillyard on November 19, 1941 in Hannibal Missouri. After raising her five children, Virginia took over the accounting duties at the family business, Hillyard Implement. Virginia was a very active member of the Winfield Methodist Church. She taught Sunday School for over 20 years. Virginia enjoyed taking care of her large garden, reading the bible, cooking, and camping, but most of all she loved taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren.
Virginia is survived by her children, Neil (Sherry) Hillyard of Parker, CO, Rita (Tim) Smith of Houston, TX, Jean Ann (Leon) Peterson of Winfield, Janet (Myron) Rees of Ainsworth, Susan (Jerry) Long of Ames; 18 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren with one on the way; one great-great-grandchild; sister, Naomi Lindell of Winfield and many extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Pauline Smith, Norma Haight and Virgil Maxwell.

Phyllis McNeeley Totemeier, 70, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly Lowell, died Monday, August 31, 2020 at Henry County Health Center Emergency Department. She was born May 21, 1950 in Burlington to John “Jack” Frederick and Pauline Edith McClure McNeeley.
She was a graduate of Winfield Mt. Union High School and was a member of the United Methodist Church. Phyllis enjoyed bowling, fishing, country music, was a people person and an avid reader.
Survivors include her daughter Dawn Marie Totemeier of Mt. Pleasant; brother Dale (Lanora) McNeeley of Lowell; and nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Jerry McNeeley and sister Judy Pepmeyer.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday at Burge Cemetery, New London with Pastor David Mixon officiating. A memorial has been established. Online condolences may be left at