Obituaries for Thursday December 15th

Lisa Shauyn Walker, 58, of Burlington, died Monday, December 12, 2022, at her home.

Born February 8, 1964, in Corrales, NM, she was the daughter of Harlen Lane and Roberta Ann Russell Peterson. On December 29, 1985, she married Harvey David Walker in California.

Lisa graduated from Winnetonka High School in Kansas City, MO in 1982. She later received her CDA.

She worked in childcare at Headstart and YMCA Daycare and had a passion for taking care of children.

Lisa was very religious, she loved God and going to Church. She was a big Kansas City Chiefs fan and loved Starbucks coffee. Lisa put others before herself and would do anything to make others happy. She loved shopping for her grandbabies and spending time with her family.

Survivors include husband, David Walker of Burlington; son, Sean (Arrin Kartel) Walker of Middletown; sister, Shannon (David) Collier of Davenport; sister-in-law, Nancy Howe of Burlington; adopted children, Marcus (Hanna) Timmons of Burlington; adopted granddaughter, La’Myah and many friends.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lane “Tiger” Robert Peterson.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

The memorial service for Mrs. Walker will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 17, 2022, at Union Baptist Church Full Gospel Fellowship with Pastor Marcus Timmons officiating. A time of food and fellowship will be held at the church following the service.

A memorial has been established for Union Baptist Church.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Margaret Ann Walter, 92, of Burlington, died Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in West Burlington.
Margaret was born on November 27, 1930, at St. Francis Hospital in Burlington, Iowa. She was the daughter of Ray Countryman and Anna (Kassel) Countryman. She graduated from Burlington High School in 1948. Margaret married Charles Frederick Walter on June 3rd, 1950 in Burlington, Iowa. They celebrated 46 years together until his passing in 1996.
They eventually moved to California where Margaret worked as a nurse’s aid in Sacramento, while living in Elk Grove. After moving back to Burlington, Iowa, she worked as an Operating Room Technician at Burlington Medical Center until her retirement.
She was an extremely talented seamstress, making clothing for her children and grandchildren. She could make anything, from swimsuits to wedding dresses. She loved gardening and always had plants inside and out. She read books all the time and enjoyed listening to audiobooks. She had many dogs over the years and enjoyed providing her own mix of bird feed to the birds outside.
Later in life, Margaret became an avid bowler. She traveled the United States, as far as Hawaii and Niagara Falls, to bowl in state tournaments with her bowling team. Margaret also played Bingo regularly with her friends around town. She became interested in genealogy, even traveling to the Family History Library in Salt Lake City to do research.
She was a loving mother and deeply loved her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Every year on their birthday, she would call to sing Happy Birthday. There were many overnight visits, lots of laughs, jokes and fun. She was an important part of all of their lives.
She is survived by her children: Cheri (Pat) Dacy, Kathi (Don) Coleman, Robyn Walter, and Jeff Walter; her grandchildren Michael (Michelle) Easley, Jason (Mindy) Easley, Dustin (Diane Hur) Hellberg, Ron (KeAira) Coleman, Zach Hellberg, Tim (Teresa) Coleman, Brett Dacy, Sam (Seth Garrett) Hellberg, Jenna (Mitch) Mehaffy, Lisa (Ben) Golwitzer, Jordon Walter, Sheyanne Walter, many great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her husband, her daughter Pamela Hellberg, her grandson Brad Dacy, and her great-granddaughter Tiffany Easley.
Her ornery, tenacious spirit will forever be missed by her family and friends. The memories she gave us will carry on in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. A memorial has been established for the Des Moines County Animal Shelter.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.
Visitation will be from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family receiving friends Friday, December 16, 2022 at Prugh Funeral Service, 3940 Division St.
Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Margaret’s obituary at

Shirley Rae Weeks, 88, of Carman, died Monday, December 12, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice in West Burlington.

Born April 10, 1934, in Burlington, IA, she was the daughter of Charles Bear and Pauline Mildred Williams Duke. In 1956, she married John Weeks in Burlington.

She graduated from Burlington High School then attended Southeastern Community College.

Shirley worked as a secretary for American Ordinance and Union Supply.

She enjoyed water skiing, gardening, reading, and sewing. She loved caring for her horses and her cocker spaniels. Shirley loved sports, especially basketball and baseball and was a avid Cardinals fan. She adored her family, and spending time with grandkids and great-grandkids.

Survivors include husband, John Weeks of Carman, IL; two daughters, Connie Sullivan of Biggsville, IL and Susan (Greg) Crabb of Gladstone, IL; three grandchildren, Jon Sullivan, Brianna Sullivan and Eric Osborn; six great-grandchildren, Jarah Davis, Kyndal Darrah, Greyson Sullivan, Lillian Sullivan, Liam Sullivan, and Jaxson Osborn; two brothers, Don (Donna) Duke of Burlington and Dennis (Teresa) Duke of Burlington and sister, Cindy (Dennis) Taylor of Muscatine.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Lamonte Duke.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh Crematory.

A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

A memorial has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.

Prugh Funeral Service is in care of the arrangements.

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

Peggy Joanne Bundy, 64, of LaHarpe, Illinois, passed away at 1:57 p.m. Monday, December 12, 2022 surrounded by her family at home.

Peggy was born September 23, 1958 in LaHarpe the daughter of Glen L. and Shirlene (Foster) Jones. On January 5, 1980 she married Verg Bundy at the Old Bedford Church near Blandinsville, Illinois. They later divorced.

Peggy was a graduate of LaHarpe High School. She worked for several years at Methode in Carthage. Later, she worked as paraprofessional for the LaHarpe School District and lastly worked as a CNA for many local nursing homes.

She enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles, being outdoors, traveling, dirt track racing, and especially the recent family trip to Florida. She loved her grandchildren.

Survivors include her mother: Shirlene Jones of LaHarpe; one son: Brent (Michelle) Bundy of LaHarpe; two daughters: Amanda (Andy Boone) Andries of Keokuk, Iowa and Ciji (Kelly Hughes) Bundy of LaHarpe; eight grandchildren: Dylan and Misty Maloney, Braxton Cordell, Melany Bundy, Bailey and Dominic Bundy and Nevah and Zabrina Hughes; one great-grandchild: Bentley Maloney and one on the way; one brother: Terry (Jean) Jones of LaHarpe and two sisters: Teresa Boone and Joni (Jim) Imthurn all of LaHarpe. Also several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father: Glen and one nephew: Zachary Jones.

Cremation has been entrusted to Banks & Beals Funeral Home.

Visitation with the family will be held from noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe with Pastor Rick Goettsche officiating. Burial will follow in the LaHarpe Cemetery.

A memorial fund has been established. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit Peggy’s obituary at

Michael Anthony Maddox, 71, of West Burlington, died Sunday, December 11, 2022 at his home.
Born March 27, 1951 in Burlington, he was the son of Albert Allen and Hazel Marion (Thomson) Maddox Sr.
Michael graduated from Danville High School. He married Lynn Lillie. They later divorced.
He was an owner/operator truck driver for over 40 years. Prior to that he was a roofer and worked at Murray Ironworks.
Michael was of the catholic faith. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #105 in Burlington. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and socializing.
Survivors include his son Roger (Connie) Maddox of Iowa City; his companion of over 40 years, Maggie Wilson of West Burlington; one step-daughter Becky Gilbertson of Wichita, KS; four grandchildren Austin Maddox, Katy Maddox, Lindsey Nott and Abby Huber; seven step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild and sister Carol Reed of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Dallas Maddox; sister Shirley Runyon and brother Albert Allen “Sonny” Maddox Jr.
The funeral service for Michael will be Monday, December 19th at 2pm at Lunning Chapel. Interment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, December 18th from 2pm-4pm at Lunning Chapel.
A memorial has been established.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Virginia M. Orton, 96, of Burlington, Iowa, passed away Sunday December 11, 2022 at Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Born January 1, 1926 in Burlington, Iowa, she was the daughter of Willie and Pearl (Tee) Brockway. She married Robert (Bob) Orton on March 8, 1946 in Burlington and he preceded her in death on August 7, 2020.
Virginia was a homemaker and prided herself on being a good cook. Her family always enjoyed her homemade noodles and peanut brittle. For many years she sewed her own clothes and sewed the fabric that her husband used for re-upholstering furniture. Virginia enjoyed camping, fishing, and going to their cabin as well as bowling in several leagues.
She was a lifetime member of Asbury United Methodist church where she served in many church circles. Also, was a life time member of the FOE 150 Eagles Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, and DAV Auxiliary.
Survivors include three children: Gary (Sue) Orton, Janet (Dan) Snyder and Alan (Sharon) Orton all of Burlington; four grandchildren, Troy (Mary) Snyder of Chillicothe, IL; Denise (Ryan) Machholz of Burlington, Randy Orton of Burlington and Rob (Janel) Orton of West Burlington; Eight great-granddaughters, seven great-great grandchildren and one niece and two nephews; sister-in-law Judy Pilkington of Gladstone, IL.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 74 years; her parents; one sister Leona Heath; on brother Randy Brockway; nephew Scott Brockway and grandson Chris Orton.
The funeral service for Mrs. Orton will be 11:00 AM Thursday, December 15th at Lunning Chapel. Internment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit the family one hour prior to the service.
Memorials have been established for Asbury United Methodist church, FOE 150 Eagles Auxiliary, and Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House.
Online condolences may be made by visiting

Gladys V. Bigger, age 72, of Burlington, Iowa, formerly of the Hopper community, near Stronghurst, Illinois, passed away Saturday, December 10, 2022 at Oak View Nursing & Rehab Center in Burlington. She was born September 6, 1950 in Hopper, the daughter of George and Viola Bundy Waterman.

Gladys was a homemaker, and lived most of her life in Hopper. She then moved to Fort Madison, Iowa in 1998, and to Burlington six years ago. She loved spending time with her family and playing Bingo.

Survivors include two daughters: Candy (Shane) Van Dorin of Omaha, NE, and Sandy Ferry of Burlington, IA, two sons: Michael Bigger of Fort Madison, IA, and George Bigger, six grandchildren: Cassandra Ferry, Shantel Hendrix, Andrew Brobston, Darsea Glenn, Cody Van Dorin, and Jayme Bigger, several great grandchildren, two sisters: Edna Keever of Gladstone, IL, Georgia (Ronald) Walker of Burlington, and one brother: Ernie (Betty) Waterman of Stronghurst, IL. She was preceded in death by one son: Brace Bigger Jr., one grandson, and three sisters: Edith Crawford, Kate Waterman, and Pearl Mabe.

The funeral for Ms. Bigger will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2022 at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in Stronghurst, with Steve Minkler and Shane Van Dorin officiating. Burial will follow in the Hopper Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at Banks & Beals. A memorial fund has been established for Southeast Iowa Regional Hospice House in Burlington. Please visit Gladys’ obituary at to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

David Eric Shanks, 83, of Niota, Illinois, passed away Thursday, December 8, 2022 at the Arcadia Care Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Illinois.

David was born January 21, 1939 in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Eli S. and Juanita S. (Magill) Shanks.

David attended Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School and graduated from Nauvoo High School in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army from January of 1962 until December of 1963. He spent most of his service stationed in Germany. Upon returning home he worked as an electrician and operated a greenhouse, near Niota.

He enjoyed spending time with his nieces and nephews and especially enjoyed challenging them to a game of chess.

Survivors include one sister: Sharon Bever of Iowa City, Iowa; one brother: Richard (Cheryl) Shanks of Indianapolis, Indiana; one sister-in-law: Bonnie Azinger of Ft. Madison, Iowa and seven nieces and nephews: Shelley Fotheringham, Kristine Stille, Tracy Pike, Scott Bever, Matthew Shanks, Michael Shanks and Melissa Collier.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: Stephen Shanks and one brother-in-law: Roger Bever.

Private graveside services with Military Rites will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in Nauvoo.

Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home of Nauvoo is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established for PAW Animal Shelter in Ft. Madison. Memorials may be sent to the David Shanks Memorial Fund, c/o Schmitz-Banks & Beals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 201, Nauvoo, Illinois 62354.

To leave a tribute for the family, please visit David’s obituary at