Obituaries for Wednesday September 28th

Edward Luton, 92, of Blandinsville, Illinois, passed away Saturday, September 24th, 2022, at peace in the comfort of his home. Ed was born at home slightly south of Sciota, Illinois, to Maurice and Ruth Woods Luton. Ed was the 3rd of 7 children. He had many memories of farm life, the joys and sorrows that go hand in hand with a modest farm life where he learned life skills, hard work, patience and moral values.
Ed graduated from La Harpe High School and enlisted in the Marines. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He returned home and married Lois Lucille Breiner in May of that year at the Breiner farm in Blandinsville, Illinois. Ed moved his family to Phoenix, AZ, in 1955. Within a short time he began his career with Air Research which later became Garrett/Honeywell. He continued his work career while taking college courses to become an aeronautics engineer.
During Ed and Lois’s (Shorty) time in Arizona they frequently shared their love of the outdoors with family and friends. The enjoyed fishing, camping, hunting and boating. The also enjoyed traveling to many states in the country, site seeing and enjoying the local scenery and food.
Ed was an avid gardener and after retirement he grew a large productive garden in Tempe, AZ. In 2000 Ed and Shorty moved back to their roots in Illinois. Both Ed and Shorty poured their love into a beaten down overgrown piece of dirt and turned it into a park like home. Ed soon went into competition with surrounding neighbors growing some of the most productive gardens around, the old fashioned way.
He spent his final years caring for his wife Shorty and taking her to and from Dialysis and other doctor appointments. Ed and Shorty were very dedicated to each other and made time to remain steadfast friends with people they met along their journey.
Edward is preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers Earl and Floyd Luton and sisters, Shirley Luton, Rita Powelson, Vira Hibbard.
Survivors include his sister Elsie Dunlop, of Kirksville, MO, Sister-in-law Beverly Oge of Ft. Madison, IA, son Wayne (Shannon) Luton of Payson, AZ, daughter Elaine (Mark) Wimbush of Reno, NV, grandchildren Nannette (Al) Adame of Phoenix, AZ, Corene (Tim) Jones of Paisley, OR, Nathan (Lindsay) Luton of Mesa, AZ, Shayne (Pete) Kuzmich of Reno, NV and great grand children Matthew and Jessica Adame, Ian and Aubrie Luton, Cameron Jones, Violet and Iris Kuzmich.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who he greatly admired.
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Cremation will be entrusted to Banks & Beals following the visitation.
Graveside services with Military Rites will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2022 at Good Hope Cemetery, Good Hope, Illinois.
A memorial fund has been established for Boys Town. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Edward’s obituary at

Bertha L. Price, 99, of Burlington, died Sunday, September 25, 2022, at the OakView Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Burlington.

Born September 20, 1923, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Albert Carl and Louise Klein Larkins. On June 1, 1947, she married Collin Keith Price in Burlington. He died on December 29, 2012.

She was a 1941 graduate of Burlington High School.

Bertha was employed for 8 1/2 years at the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., and worked 18 years at Coast T.U. Shop.

She had attended Jehovah’s Witnesses Church. She loved bingo, listening to country western music, dancing, eating out, shopping, crossword puzzles, watching westerns on TV and playing pinochle.

Survivors include her daughter, Susan Kay Price (Michael Hamilton) of Des Moines, IA; niece, Lynn Lawson of West Virginia and nephew Larry (Brenda) Larkins of Rockport, TX; and many great nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, son, Scott Price, and one brother, Art Larkins.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

The Graveside Committal Service for Mrs. Price will be 3:00 PM Friday, September 30, 2022, at Aspen Grove Cemetery with Pastor Dean Graber officiating.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Iowa Library for the Blind in Des Moines, IA.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Donna Kay (Reed) Horne, age 76, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in West Burlington.

She was born October 9, 1945 in LaHarpe, Illinois, the daughter of Leslie and Geneva (Matthews) Reed.

Donna was a graduate of Dallas City High School. She was employed at General Electric in Burlington for over 30 years. Donna was an animal lover, and especially loved her little pride and joy, Babee, the Shih Tzu.

Survivors include three sons: Shane Fitzpatrick of Colorado Springs, CO, Casey (Ruby) Fitzpatrick of Kapolei, HI, Arron (Kyla) Horne of Burlington, IA, three grandchildren: Casey Fitzpatrick, Katelyn Waldow, and Cameron Fitzpatrick, and one great granddaughter: Raelyn Waldow.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother: Dale Reed, and her faithful dog, Babee.

Graveside services will be at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28, 2022 in the Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City, Illinois. No visitation is planned. Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Dallas City is assisting the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her honor, may be made to PAW Animal Shelter, Fort Madison, Iowa. Memorials may be sent to Banks & Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 70, Dallas City, IL 62330. Please visit Donna’s obituary at to sign the guestbook and leave a condolence