Obituaries for Tuesday October 6th

Charles Davis Hamilton, 77, of Burlington, died at 12:53 PM Sunday, October 4, 2020, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born December 6, 1942, in Burlington, he was the son of Loyal Dever and Donzella Martin Glenn Hamilton. He married Joann McVickers. They later divorced. He married Marie Hamilton. She died on November 28, 2003. OnJuly 10, 2004, he married Patsy Burnett-Varboncoeur at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ, Burlington, Iowa.

He graduated from Monrovia High School in 1961 in California.

Chuck was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War.

He owned a carpet and drapery business in Monrovia, California.

Chuck was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He enjoyed collecting trucks, camping, boating, and traveling.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy; one step-son, Jeff (Lydia) Varboncoeur of Fremont, MN; one granddaughter, Josée; three sisters, Joyce (Ed) Darrah, Sandra (Richard) Beames both of Burlington, and Linda (Jim) Crenshaw of Albany, OR; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his former wife, Marie, parents, and one brother-in-law, John Davis.

Due to the concerns regarding COVID-19, masks and social distancing are encouraged.

The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Thursday, October 8, 2020, at the Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Hamilton will be 2:00 PM Thursday, October 8, 2020, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend David J. Yonker and Brooke Anthony officiating. Burial will be in Biggsville Cemetery. Full military honors will be rendered by the Biggsville American Legion Post 1176.

A memorial has been established.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Barbara “Barb” L. Klein, 71 of Burlington, died at 9:12 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Great River Hospice House.

Born February 13, 1949 in Burlington, she was the daughter of Walter and Edna (White) Klein.
She graduated from BHS in 1967. Barb graduated from the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Arts and Management Degree with two years of undergrad classes in Litigation and Paralegal studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder. Barb worked as a legal secretary for an American attorney in Germany. She then worked in Colorado with computer data companies as a Contracts Administrator, including IBM. She also worked in Florida for Beckton Dickinson.

She was of the Protestant faith and a member of Zion United Church of Christ.
While in Germany, Barb got to visit many European countries. She enjoyed going to the beach, as well as skiing in Colorado.
She will be greatly missed. Survivors include her three cats, Bebe, Ginger, and Rusty; three siblings, Susan (Richard) Hovey of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ann Webb of Fort Collins, Colorado and Phillip Klein of Iowa City, Iowa; nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel. A memorial funeral service for Barb will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 9th at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Brice Hughes will officiate. Inurnment will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to service.
A memorial has been established in lieu of flowers.

Jamie Lee Coberley, 48, of Mt. Pleasant, died Monday, October 5, 2020 in Des Moines. He was born December 29, 1971 in Mt. Pleasant to Randall W. and Jeannine Marie Dotson Coberley.
He was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School. He was a lifelong employee of Pizza Hut, attaining the position of manager. Jamie was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, and enjoyed going to Dallas over Thanksgiving to watch them play. Working for the Pizza Hut franchise was important to him; he loved traveling and went to California with his bowling team which he enjoyed.
Survivors include his father and stepmother Randy and Connie Coberley, his mother Jeannine Coberley, and brother Jody Coberley all of Mt. Pleasant; and nieces and nephews, Joey and Camren Coberley, and Brodey, Tessa, and Gavin Cloke. He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his sister Jana.
Open visitation will be from noon – 4:00 Thursday, October 8 at Elliott Chapel, New London. There will be a private family time from 4:00 – 5:00 and the family will greet friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.
According to his wishes, his body will be cremated following the visitation and
inurnment will be held at a later date at Trinity Cemetery. A memorial has been established for funeral expenses. Please follow social distancing guidelines and masks are recommended. Online condolences may be left at

Frank Bloyd, 82, of Burlington, died at 11:15 am Friday, October 2, 2020, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.

Born December 27, 1937, in Colchester, IL, he was the son of William and Margaret Carle Bloyd.

He served in the army for three years from 1955 to 1958 in Germany as a personnel supervisor at the group headquarters.

After service he worked 9 years at Sylvania in Burlington, Iowa as a production supervisor. He was also affiliated with Primary Oil Company in Wever, Iowa for 15 years.

Frank was a Mason and Shriner, who enjoyed coon and mushroom hunting. He loved Fox News and Donald Trump. Throughout his life, his dogs played an important role, but most of all he loved his family, kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.

Survivors include three daughters, Lori Hogberg, Terri Smith and Michelle Bloyd; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and one sister, Martha Frakes.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and seven siblings, Irma, Dorothy, Leo, Nancy, Irene, Kenneth and Arthur.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

Per Frank’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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