Obituaries for Thursday October 22nd

Barbara A. Woodson, 78, of Fort Madison, died Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at The Madison in Fort Madison.
Born October 28, 1941 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Miles and Esther (Baldwin) Holbert. She married Roy Woodson on March 3, 1965. He died December 30, 2013.
Barbara worked in dietary for Hope Haven for over 20 years.
She enjoyed puzzles, crosswords, reading, listening to country music and her time spent with her family.
She is survived by her four children; Monica (James) Hollan of Cedar Rapids and Marrianne (Troy) Cutcomp, Michael (Rhonda) Woodson and Mindy (Jason) Easley all of Burlington; ten grandchildren, Myranda Hadley, Dakota Cutcomp, Victoria Burnett, Randi Hunt, Drayden Woodson, Sierra Cutcomp, Devyn Woodson, Tressa Burnett, Eli Easley and Kodi Easley; one great grandchild Kaspian Hunt and two great grandchildren on the way and one sister Joyce Schmitz of Oakdale, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one brother Don Holbert.
The funeral service for Mrs. Woodson will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 26th at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Wally Reynolds will officiate. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Eileen Carlson, 98, of Columbus Junction, passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020, at Colonial Manor. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 22, 2020 at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Columbus Junction, formerly the Stacy-Lewis Funeral Home. Burial will be in Columbus City Cemetery. Following the burial, a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Columbus Junction American Legion. Visitation will from 9:00 a.m. until time of service on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at the funeral home. A memorial has been established for the Columbus Junction American Legion. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Inez Eileen Webb was born on June 20, 1922 in McDonald, Kansas the daughter of Frank H. and Myrva (Craig) Webb. On April 9, 1946, Eileen was united in married to Marvin E. Carlson in McDonald. She graduated from McDonald High School, where she was a member of the marching band. She had worked for Denver Telephone Company and McCleary – Cummings. Eileen was member of the Presbyterian Church of Cotter, Eastern Star, VFW Auxiliary, Cotter Guild and Hobby Club. She enjoyed crafts, playing the organ and cooking.
Eileen will be deeply missed by her son, Dennis Carlson of Houston, TX; grandchildren, Jeremy (Melissa) O’Neil of Indianola, Ali (Kyle Palmersheim) Carlson of Marion and Bret (Davin Rankin) Carlson of Iowa City; great-grandchildren, Kate and Patrick O’Neil and daughter-in-law, Barbara Carlson of Columbus Junction.
Eileen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marvin; son, Mike Carlson and two sisters, Vivian Webb and LaVieva Casselman-Harper.

Dennis Rice, 64, of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City. A Celebration of Life for Dennis will be held at a later date. A memorial has been established in Dennis’ name for expenses. Memorials may be sent to Loretta Rice, 211 North Oak Street, Winfield, Iowa 52659. Online condolences may be left to the family at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Winfield, formerly The Honts Funeral Home, is caring for Dennis’ arrangements and his family.

Dennis Rice was born on February 12, 1956 in Mediapolis, Iowa the son of Harold Melvin and Mildred Doris (Loper) Rice. Dennis attended Mediapolis Community Schools. On June 7, 1975, he was united in marriage to Loretta Boline in Morning Sun. Dennis worked at as a carpenter for many years and enjoyed building different things. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching NASCAR, working on automotive projects with his nephews and especially spending time with his grandchildren.

Dennis will be deeply missed by his wife, Loretta; sons, Traves (Haley Timmerman) Rice and Josh (Hope) Rice; grandchildren, Eli, Evan, Esme, Dante, Chloe and one on the way; siblings Daryl (Denise) Rice of Mediapolis, Rose Hicks of Burlington, Sandra (Ronald) Powell of Burlington and Daniel (Gail) Rice of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Robert, David, John and Hazel.

Ronald Keith “Ron” Nelson, 87, of Burlington died Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born June 5, 1932 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Arthur W. and Nelly C. (Janzen) Nelson. He was a 1950 graduate of Burlington High School.
He married Carolyn R. Overmann on November 9, 1957 in Duluth, Minnesota.
Ron was the long-time owner of Dairy Queen in Burlington. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and has held offices in the Genealogy Society, Friends of the Burlington Public Library and the Des Moines County Historical Society.
He loved learning about the history of downtown Burlington and played piano and organ up until last year.
Survivors include his wife Carolyn Nelson of Burlington; three children, Jody (Kathy) Nelson of Westminster, Colorado, Phillip (Debbie) Nelson of Burlington and Scott (Melinda) Nelson of Mesa, Arizona; four grandchildren, Leanna (Brett) White, Jonathan Nelson, Benjamin Nelson and Nathaniel Nelson; one great granddaughter Breelea White; one brother James E. (Marsha) Nelson of Burlington; one sister Caroline Hoover of Phoenix, Arizona; many nieces, nephews and friends and his beloved furry friend Doc.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Milton Hoover.
According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to the care of Lunning Chapel.
A memorial funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 at First United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials have been established for the Friends of the Library, Des Moines County Historical Society and First United Methodist Church for music.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Eugene Richard Anderson, 82 of Burlington died at 8:23 p.m. Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House, West Burlington.
Born January 22, 1938 in Gladstone, IL, he was the son of Richard Oliver and Esther Marie (Larson) Anderson. He married Catherine J. Alecock October 15, 1960 at Rosetta Baptist Church.
Eugene Graduated from Gladstone High School and served in the United States Army. He worked in the gas department at Alliant Energy for 25 years until his retirement in 1997.
He was a member of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ.
He had many hobbies including fishing, woodworking, hunting, playing cards, and baseball – He loved his St. Louis Cardinals. He was a good husband, father, and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Catherine of Burlington; two children, Nancy (Amy Wesley) Anderson of Denver, CO and Eric (Jodi) Anderson of Burlington; four grandchildren, Lauren and Lucas Anderson and Logan and Lyndsey Kelley of Burlington; and a sister, Lois Tee of Oquawka, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, and two sisters.
The funeral service for Mr. Anderson will be at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, October 22nd at Lunning Chapel. Pastor Dean Graber will officiate. Interment will be in Biggsville Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be one hour prior to service where family will receive friends.
A memorial has been established for Great River Hospice House.

Mrs. Mary V. Manning, 101 of Montrose, formerly of Burlington, died at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Montrose Health Center.
Born December 25, 1918 in Burlington, she was the daughter of William Harry and E. Jaunetta (Welch) Howard. She married Raymond LeRoy “Red” Manning Sr. June 21, 1938 in Ft. Madison, IA. He died December 6, 1974.
Mary attended Burlington High School. She was a homemaker and worked as a production worker at Campbell Chain and IRC/TRW.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Throughout her lifetime Mary belonged to many organizations including PTO, Methodist Women, and Pinnacle Card Club (Ray & Mary were champions). She enjoyed gardening, canning, crocheting, needlework, making Christmas ornaments, mowing, and reading. She loved her family and always looked forward to sleepovers with the grandkids.
Survivors include a daughter Rosalie Ann (Paul) McKoon of Nauvoo, IL; a son, Robert B. (Debra) Manning of Stronghurst, IL; nine grandchildren, Theresa A. Mapes, Jacqueline Massey, Britt (Angie) Manning, Kirk Manning, Ryan “Franz” Manning, Katie (Tom) Mathews, Cale McKoon, Rachel Manning, and Justin Manning; seven great-grandchildren, M. Devan Mapes, Dillon Mapes, Sophia Mathews, Evie Mathews, Emma Manning, Kenleigh Dameron, and Bubby; a nephew, Michael (JoAnne) Mauer; and great niece Michelle (Brad) Kauffman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Raymond L. Manning Jr.; daughter, Priscilla R. Evans; two sisters, Kathryn McConachie and Edith McMaken.
There will be a private family service for Mrs. Manning. Rev. Melisa Bracht-Wagner will officiate. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Masks and social distancing will be required.
Memorials have been established for Alzheimer’s Association and Montrose Health Center.