Obituaries for Tuesday 12/8

Susan I. Schellenberg, 62, of New London, passed away Monday, December 7, 2020 at her home. Arrangements are pending at Elliott Chapel, New London.

Pauline May Overstreet, age 96, of Raritan, Illinois passed away Sunday, December 6, 2020 at Generations of Peoria in Peoria, Illinois. She was born February 29, 1924 near Raritan, the daughter of Raymond and Icel Rezner Gerahart. On July 19, 1944, she married F.E. “Bun” Overstreet in Burlington, Iowa. He preceded her in death on October 21, 1991.
Mrs Overstreet was a graduate of Media-Wever High School in Media, IL. She was a bus driver and assisted her husband in the operation of the Overstreet Bus Service for many years. She also worked at the Raritan State Bank, Raritan Grocery Store, and was secretary at the grade school for several years. She enjoyed playing the piano and traveling with her husband.
She was a former member of the Raritan Firemen Auxiliary. She was an active member of the Raritan Baptist Church, the Co-Missus Group and the Women’s Society of the Church. She was also a member of the Media-Weverettes, a social group consisting of women who graduated from Media-Wever High School near the same time.
Survivors include one son; Dennis (Kathy) Overstreet of Weslaco, TX, two daughters; Andrea (David) Barber and DeAnn (Earl) Waller, both of Raritan, ten grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandchild, and one brother; Wayne Gearhart.
Friends may call as they desire on Thursday from 1:00 until 5:00 p.m. at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 11, 2020 in the Raritan Cemetery. Due to the pandemic, CDC restrictions and recommendations will be followed. Memorials have been established for Raritan Baptist Church, Raritan Volunteer Fire Department, and the Stronghurst-Raritan Ambulance Service. Please visit Pauline’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

Judith Ann Jackson, 80, formerly of Burlington, died at 6:48 PM Thursday, December 3, 2020 12/3/2020 at the Clinton Gardens Nursing Home.

Born January 24, 1940, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Clyde Olive and Evelyn Lucille Kirby Imthurn. She grew up in Burlington and lived there most of her life until her health required additional care. She had one brother: James Allen who preceded her in death.

Judy graduated from Burlington High School in 1958. She worked as a secretary for a short period of time, but her true passion was caring for her family.

She married the love of her life, Orma Williams, also of Burlington. They were married on March 1963 until his death on August 25, 1979. They had one daughter Anna Williams (and John L.) Viviani; one granddaughter: Michele Ann VanRiper (and Jeremy) McGinnis; and two great-grandchildren, Isabelle and Ethan McGinnis. She later married Ora “Orie” Jackson (who preceded her in death).

Judy was a homemaker. She was a hard worker and lovingly cared for her mother and aunts as they aged. She lived for family hosting family gatherings at every opportunity. Nearly every holiday no matter how small was celebrated at her home with family and dearest friends. Picnics, yard games, and dancing made her smile as did her granddaughter and great- grandchildren.

She was a member of Zion United Church of Christ and was an avid genealogy sleuth. She found more cousins that one person should have! She loved to bake and would give cookie and candy trays away every Christmas to those she cared about. In addition to her family, she donated her time to Great River Hospital for many years sewing cancer caps for the oncology unit and crocheting caps and booties for preemie babies. In recent years, she lived in Terre Haute where she spent time with her daughter and son-in-law. She loved going out to eat and going for rides in the car. She and John would often take rides together and stop for a milkshake or other treat.

Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, and her aunts and uncles.

A private family graveside committal will be held in Aspen Grove Cemetery with Reverend Brice Hughes officiating.

A memorial has been established.

Jean Ann St.Ores, 75, from Colusa, Illinois passed away unexpectedly at home on December 4, 2020.
Jean is survived by her husband of 60 years, Stanley St.Ores, also of Colusa, Illinois; her three children, son Todd (Kathy) St.Ores of Gulf Breeze, Florida, daughter Cindy (Robert) Sederlin of Grand Junction, Colorado and daughter Lynnette (Scott) Romine of Pueblo, Colorado; also 10 grand children and 3.3 great-grandchildren.
Jean’s surviving siblings include; Robert L. (Bobbi) Williams of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Linda Peters of Oxnard, California.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents Robert G. and Velma J. Williams of Lomax, Illinois.
Jean was born on April 7, 1945 in La Harpe, Illinois. She was married to her high school sweetheart, Stan St.Ores on December 28, 1960 in Dallas City, Illinois.
Jean lived a diverse and accomplished life. She was a licensed hairdresser, a licensed real estate agent and worked in numerous other fields, including construction, retail, agriculture, and restaurants on both sides of the bar. Jean and Stan traveled and worked as entrepreneurs before their permanent retirement in Colusa.
She was a fantastic cook, kept an immaculate house, loved her pets and was always surrounded by her beautiful flowers and plants. Jean was dedicated to her family and friends. She was generous beyond measure, always helping to support causes near and dear to her heart.
There will be no formal visitation with the family, but friends are welcome to stop at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Dallas City, to pay your respects and sign the book, anytime Wednesday between 2:00 and 7:00p.m.. A private family service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, followed by a graveside service at 2:30p.m. at Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City. Rev. Lee Unger will officiate. All family and friends are welcome at the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to PBS or another charity of your choice or plant a memorial tree on behalf of Jean St. Ores. To sign the guestbook and leave a condolence, please visit Jean’s obituary at

Douglas H. Seberg, 68 of Burlington died at 11:25 a.m. Saturday, December 5, 2020 at New London Specialty Care where he was currently residing.
Born September 7, 1952 in Mt. Pleasant, IA, he was the son of Vernon D. and Mary Ruth (Hulme) Seberg. He married Mary Beth Vantiger May 18, 1991 in Burlington.
Douglas graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1970 and attended the University of Northern Iowa. He relocated to Burlington to create window displays for J.S. Schramm Co. He later worked for the U.S. Gypsum Plant until his retirement in 2001.
He attended Grace United Methodist Church.
He was very active in the Boy Scouts, helping Troop #15, and joining Silver Tomahawk. He loved mother earth and being outside. His greatest joy was being a Daddy when the kids were small.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Mary Beth of Burlington; son Bryton (Emily Hill) Seberg of Porter, TX; daughter, Allyn (Ryan) LeDoux of Stratford, IA; two grandchildren, Joscelyn LeDoux and Thomas Hinchley; two brothers, Charles Seberg of Coralville, IA and Christopher (Karen) Seberg of New Brighton, MN; two nieces; and Aunt Nona (Jack) Roe of Mt. Pleasant, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
There will be a private family service held at Lunning Chapel. Rev. Tamara Wirt will officiate.
According to his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Richard Eugene “Rick” Carpenter, 68, of West Burlington died November 30, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born May 16, 1952 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa he was the son of Richard A. and Florence (Thornburgh) Carpenter. He is the brother to Wendy (David) Larson and Karen (Tom) Nassif both of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Ken Carpenter.
Rick served in the Army as a SPC4/ Sgt. With the 380th Transportation Corp. serving in Vietnam. He was a truck driver for over 40 years. He was an avid Harley Davidson fan and enjoyed riding his 1988 Ultra Classic. He loved tinkering in the garage and watching NASCAR.
He married Lusena Wistrom on July 16, 1981 in Burlington.
Lusena Marie Carpenter, 64, of West Burlington died December 4, 2020 at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.
Born October 5, 1956 in Burlington, Iowa she was the daughter of Leonard and Virginia (Schenk) Wistrom. She is the sister to Dan (Jacky) Wistrom of Sperry, Iowa, Rod (Debbie) Wistrom of Cape Creek, Arizona and Phyllis Benz of Ulys, Texas. She was preceded in death by her father, husband and brother-in-law Ken Carpenter.
Lusena was a Registered Nurse for Burlington Medical Center and Great River Medical Center for over 40 years, serving as their house supervisor. She loved sports and played for the West Burlington Arnold High School Falconettes basketball team and enjoyed watching the Iowa Hawkeyes and the St. Louis Cardinals. She loved sweets and enjoyed baking. She was very proud to be a nurse and caregiver for many years.
Together Rick and Lusena enjoyed traveling and their time with their children; Cody (Jessica) Carpenter of West Burlington and Ashley (Austin) Johnson of La Harpe, Illinois; and grandchildren, Maura, Jase and Ellie.
A private graveside service and inurnment for Richard and Lusena Carpenter will be held on Wednesday, December 9th at Loper Cemetery, Sperry, Iowa.
Military rites will be conducted.
Memorials have been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society, Foundation 22 ~ for Veteran Suicide Awareness and Great River Hospice.
Online condolences may be made by visiting Cards may be mailed in c/o Lunning Chapel, 2620 Mt. Pleasant St., Burlington, Iowa 52601 in care of the family or Richard and Lusena Carpenter.

Delbert Eugene Carmean, 86, of Burlington, died at the Great River Hospice House in West Burlington.

Born January 29, 1934, he was the son of Frances Marie Bradford and Guy Carmean.

He served in the U.S. Army spending two years in Germany.

Delbert was born in Hurdland, MO and raised in Stronghurst, IL. Being the first grandchild, he enjoyed a carefree childhood being cherished and spoiled by his parents, and grandparents; shooting his BB guns, and riding and tinkering with his Harley. He was employed by National Cash Register as an apprentice. After receiving extensive training, he quickly became a service technician. When approached to become an instructor for NCR, he declined in his usual quiet, but polite manner. He later became owner of Tri-State Business Equipment for more than 30 years.

In 1991, he married Sarah Stewart. He quickly accepted and loved her daughters and later welcomed three grandchildren into his life.

Delbert enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, playing poker and traveling with his wife but he truly loved his trap shooting competitions. Although he had suitcases filled with trophies, his proudest moment was when he was written up in an issue of “Trap and Field” magazine as the promising young man from Iowa who had just competed in the 1968 “Grand American Handicap” in Valdalia, Ohio. He continued to participate in the sport well into his later years, winning still more competitions and trophies. He also was an avid reader, seldom seen without a book in his hand. He was a man of few words, but he made them count.

He is survived by his wife; stepdaughters, Carrie (Michael) Taylor, Jennifer (Edgardo) Gorbea; three grandchildren, Ellen, Silvia, and Sebastian; and one sister Shirley White.

Delbert was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Charles and James.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

There will be no visitation or services.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Catherine J. Brown, 64, of Biggsville, Illinois died Saturday, December 5, 2020 at her home.
Born March 1, 1956 in Fort Carson, Colorado she was the daughter of George and Marquita (Palar) Gillis. She married Scott Brown on July 20, 1996 in Burlington.
Catherine worked for General Electric for many years until her retirement in 2013.
She was a horse enthusiast, loved listening to Pink Floyd, reading and watching Sci Fi. She loved all animals and was known to cater to all around her home. She never knew a stranger and was very generous. Her family and especially her grandchildren were her life.
Survivors include her husband Scott Brown of Biggsville; five children, Raymundo Jose Gallegos, Danielle Esperanza Gallegos, Anthony Wayne Brown and Kendra Marie Torres all of Burlington and Elizabeth Ann Allen of West Burlington; nine grandchildren, Keisha, Jada, Ramon, Annissa, Cali-Ray, Carmen, Lillian, Alexander and Sophi; four great grandchildren, Shariah, Devon Jr., Zechariah and Zaharah and two on the way; her father George Gillis; two brothers, Chuck Gillis and Rick Gillis; two sisters, Lori Peterman and Estella Ritchie; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her mother, two sons, Anthony “Tony” Gallegos and Tharon Charles Gillis, four grandchildren, Kaylee Priscilla Cooper, Aiden Scott Brown, Myra Brown, Jaxson Brown, one brother Lonnie Gillis and one step-sister Regina Neft.
Private family service will be held on Thursday, December 10th at Lunning Chapel. A graveside inurnment will be held at a later date in St. Mary Cemetery, Dodgeville.
A memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Humane Society.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting