Obituaries for Monday March 8th

Kevin Floyd Walters, 58, of Burlington, died Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
According to his wishes, his body has been cremated and his cremains will be buried next to his beloved mother at Burge Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Des Moines County Humane Society. Elliott Chapel, New London, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Andy Joe Annegers, age 62, of rural Gladstone, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in a traffic accident in Lee County, Iowa. He was born Nov. 10, 1958 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Marilon McCollum Annegers. On December 15, 1978, he married Sharon Mills. They later divorced. On January 26, 2005, he married Linda Rider in Fort Mohave, Arizona.

Joe was a graduate of Southern High School in Stronghurst. He had been employed at Alexander Lumber, Midwest Biscuit Company, Geode Genetics, Huffman’s Farm & Home, and he and his family operated the Feed Store restaurant near Biggsville, Illinois for a time. He retired in 2017 from Huffman’s, and then raised cattle for a few years. He coached softball and baseball when his children were involved. He loved hunting and fishing, playing cards, and spending time with his friends and family. He loved running his trot lines and bank poles on the Mississippi river, then delivering his fresh catfish fillets to friends throughout the area.

Joe had an outgoing personality and never met a stranger. He lived life to it’s fullest. He always had a story to share, a prank to pull, or a funny meme to forward, and was always available to help anyone in need. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Survivors include his wife; Linda, his mother; Marilon (Robert Johnson) Stewart of Carman, IL, three daughters; Amanda (Tony) Bolte of Macomb, IL, Alicia (Chad) Anderson of Stronghurst, IL, Whitney Finley of Biggsville, IL, one son; Adam (Melanie) Annegers of Carthage, IL, two stepsons; Zachary Ream of Burlington, IA, Seth Ream of Denver, CO, seven grandchildren; Kelsey, Jordan, and Brennan Bolte, Schelby and Aiden Annegers, Bradon Annegers, Carter Joe Annegers, and one sister; Anne (Maurice) Smith of Gladstone, IL. He was preceded in death by his father, stepfather; Leslie Stewart, one sister; Nancy Lee Annegers, one brother; R. Leon Annegers Sr, one half brother; Mason Stewart, and several aunts and uncles.
Friends may call after Noon on Sunday March 7, 2021 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, where the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 5:00 P.M. COVID-19 restrictions will be observed. A private family service will be held Tuesday at Banks & Beals with burial to follow in Carman Cemetery. A memorial fund has been established for West Central Athletic Association, Biggsville, IL. Please visit Joe’s obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

Richard “Dick” Eugene Hatfield of Burlington, IA passed away in Burlington Hospice Care on March 4. Dick was born on January 30, 1932 in Humeston, Iowa to Marjorie Ella (Street) Hatfield and Kenneth Laurel Hatfield. On June 16, 1962 he married Rena Marie Johnson in Sioux Falls.
Dick graduated from Humeston HS and was a veteran of the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He received bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Drake University. He was an award-winning journalist at many midwestern newspapers, most notably the Des Moines Tribune. He was PR Director at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines and later joined Burlington Great River Medical Center as VP for Community Relations where he retired in 1996. After retirement, he continued to volunteer at the hospital.
Dick was a long-time member and elder emeritus at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Burlington where he served on several committees, including moderator. He taught Sunday school and was active in the Cedar Rapids Emmaus Community. He was a founding member of the men’s bible study group that met weekly for 20 years and a member of the Brothers in Blue prison ministry team. Family and friends would often say “Dick, are you going to prison again this weekend?”.
He was a member of the Kiwanis Club; the Board of Directors of the Caring Community of Des Moines/Louisa Counties; the board of directors of the Des Moines County Red Cross; and an Advisory committee member the Burlington office of the University of Iowa’s Child Health Specialty Clinic.
Dick enjoyed weekly card games with a couple’s group, bible study with friends and his swimming mates at the Great River Medical Center warm water pool where he soaked his arthritic bones. He loved camping, reading a good book and watching Iowa Hawkeyes sports on TV.
Dick is survived by his wife, Rena, a daughter Kimberly Gray (Cliff) of Quincy, IL; son Jeffrey (Liz) of Des Moines; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and two half-sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, a half-brother and his son, Richard Scott Hatfield.
There will be a memorial service at First Christian Church (1221 Park Avenue) at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 6 which will follow COVID 19 protocols.
A memorial has been established at the church in his name.
The family wishes to thank Bickford Living; his Hospice nurses: and Dick’s church family for their many prayers over the years, and for helping him get to physician appointments, church, stores and bible study.

David “Hondo” Henderson, passed away on March 1, 2021 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics at age 66. He was born June 6, 1954 to Russell and Esther Henderson.
He is survived by his twin brother Darl Henderson and brother Gary (Irene) Henderson of Burlington; his sisters Judith (Max) McAbee of Georgia and Joyce (Richard) Moore of Danville; stepsons, Ryan (Barbie) and Lucas (Nichole) Gourley; eleven grandkids, Kelton, Meredith, Jagger, Hayden, Adelaide, Hayes, Ayla, Gabriel, Caiden, Alaina, and Mia; three nieces; eight nephews; foster brother, Jim “JimBob” Baker; and lifetime friend and companion Mary Saar.
He was preceded in death by his wife Catherine Sandell Henderson; his parents; his sister, Sondra Connelly; brother, Jerry Henderson; and his grandparents.
He was a 1972 graduate of Burlington High School. David and his wife Cathy created, owned and operated the Secret Garden, Danville and Ballamacre Bed and Breakfast in Burlington. He volunteered and was active in Burlington’s history. He was a horticulturist and landscaper. He was a self employed “jack of all trades”. Hondo had an infectious laugh and smile, and could often be found enjoying live music at The Washington or relaxing on the river and golfing.
Origin of the nickname “Hondo” – Dave’s license says 5’8”, take that for what it’s worth…All of his basketball buddies were 6’ or better. Don’t remember which buddy called him Hondo based on John Havlicek, long time Boston Celtic’s player small forward nickname “Hondo”.
A Celebration of Life will be held, time and date to be determined.
Condolences may be left for the family at

Mary Lou Johnston, 91, of Weslaco, Texas, died at 1:15 AM Saturday, February 20, 2021, at the John Knox Village Nursing Center in Weslaco, Texas with family by her side.

Born December 31, 1929 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Harold Levi and Lillian Maude Willson. On September 27, 1947, she married her first love, Dallas “Dal” Duane Johnston in Morning Sun, Iowa. He was her life-long sweetheart and partner.

Survivors include her husband Dallas Johnston; two sons, Brent D. (Nanette) Johnston of Kingwood, TX and Rick W. (Sandy) Johnston of Montrose, IA; 7 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of McCaleb Funeral Home in Weslaco.

A private memorial service for Mary Lou will be held in Welaco, Texas. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Donna Lions Club Golf Tournament in Weslaco, TX on March 27. A graveside service will be in Elwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, IA at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Donna, TX Lions Club (c/o Robert Janik, Treasurer, 2001 Citrus Drive, Weslaco, TX 78596).

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Mary Lou’s obituary at