Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Obituaries for March 29, 2000

Obituaries for March 29, 2000

Dorothy Burrell

Dorothy Anna Burrell, 72, Rock Island, went home Monday, March 27, 2000.

Funeral services will be held on Friday at Gaines Chapel AME Church in East Moline at 1 p.m. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Sullivan-Phillips Mortuary Ltd. in East Moline.

Dorothy Anna Burrell was born Aug. 29, 1927, in East Moline, the youngest of six children between the union of Hattie and Sidney Burrell. Her parents and brothers, Sidney Jr., Willard and Cleatus, preceded her in death.

She was educated in the public schools of East Moline, graduating from East Moline High School, now United Township, in 1945.

Dorothy was employed in various jobs during her lifetime. She worked in the dietary department at the State Hospital in East Moline in the early '50s, and at Carson's Laundry, Moline, during the late '60s. In 1972, she began working for United Township High School as a custodian, retiring in 1987 after 15 years of faithful service.

Dorothy was a member of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church, East Moline.

Dorothy enjoyed playing cards, bingo and bowling. She gave herself the title of ``Best cook in the Midwest'', famous for her fabulous food with anyone who walked through her door.

Survivors include a son, Gregory D. Miller, and daughter-in-law, Cathie Miller; her brother, Robert ``Skip'' C. Burrell; and sister, Dolphonzia Hill; a sister-in-law, Mary Burrell; grandchildren, Kyerra Miller, Michele, Michael, Melinda, Matthew and Melissa Harris; four great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; a multitude of friends and neighbors who were affected greatly by her generosity and thoughtfulness; and two special friends, Madeline Branch and Phyllis Davis, both of the Quad Cities.

The family has set up a memorial fund on behalf of Dorothy.

Return to top

Evelyn Hancq

Evelyn J. Hancq, 74, Rock Island, died Tuesday, March 28, 2000, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.

Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rock Island.

Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island, with a combined rosary by the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary's and Parish at 6 p.m. Memorials may be made to the church.

Further arrangements are pending.

Return to top

Gregory Hickman

Memorial services for Gregory Glenn Hickman, 39, of Maywood, Ill., formerly of Rock Island, will be held at People's Baptist Church of Rock Island on Thursday at 6 p.m.

The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Maywood Church of Christ, 619 South 13th Ave., Maywood, Ill. Memorials may be made to the family.

Mr. Gregory Hickman departed this life on Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood.

Gregory Glenn Hickman was born on Feb. 22, 1961, in Louisville, Miss., the son of Cecil D. and Annie Maxine Hickman. He married Sybil Lemon in Maywood on June 19, 1995.

He was an avid sportsman who played football, basketball, wrestling and baseball, all in high school.

Gregory had a love for building at an early age. After graduating from high school, he entered an apprenticeship in carpentry. He was active in community and church activities.

He is survived by his wife, Sybil, Maywood; children, Marguerite White, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Jeffrey, Janice and Patrick Lemon, all of Maywood. He is survived by his mother, Annie Maxine Hickman, Louisville, Miss.; his mother-in-law, Peggy Herring, Maywood; sisters and brothers-in-law, Althea and Lawrence Campbell, Bibian and Marvin Hughes, Jennifer Hickman and Bonita Hickman, all of Rock Island, Japanica and Richard Thomas and Rosie Hickman, all of Louisville, Miss.; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and a special friend, Velma White, Rock Island. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil D. Hickman; and his grandparents.

Return to top

Cleo Neely

Services for Cleo M. Neely, 69, of 1209 11th St., Rock Island, will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Olivet Baptist Church, Rock Island. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knox-Larson Funeral Home, Rock Island.

Memorials may be made to the family. The body will be cremated.

Mr. Neely died Saturday, March 25, 2000, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

He was born June 24, 1930, in Scooba, Miss., the son of Ulysses and Edna Mae (Jones) Neely. He married Ella Mae Thompson-Baltimore on June 26, 1981, in Rock Island.

Cleo was a production worker for John Deere Harvester Works, East Moline, for 30 years, retiring June 9, 1992. He was a member of U.A.W. Local 865, East Moline, and Mt. Avery Baptist Church, Scooba, Miss.

He loved gardening, and playing bingo and cards.

Survivors include his wife; daughter, Cheryl Stovall, Tina Baltimore and Lisa Baltimore, all of Rock Island, and Veronica Barnes, Milan; sons, Cleo Michael Neely, Minneapolis, Minn., John Baltimore and Kenneth Baltimore, both of Rock Island, Clee Phillips, Omaha, Neb., and Rodney Baltimore and Scottie Baltimore, both of Rock Island; a special daughter-in-law, Martha Baltimore, Rock Island; 20 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Clote Stewart, Detroit, Mich., Lula Mae Jenkins and Jean Jenkins, both of Shuqulak, Miss., and Gloria Jones, Detroit, Mich.; brothers, Ulysses Neely Jr., Muskegon, Mich., Hollie Neely, Scooba, Rev. Leonard Neely, Muskegon, and Roger Neely, Rock Island; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Return to top

Bernice Siebert

Funeral services for Ms. Bernice E. Siebert, 91, a resident of Rock Island, and a former Chicago resident, will be 11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Davenport. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park.

Visitation will be Friday from 10 until 10:30 a.m. at the Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport.

Ms. Siebert died on Monday, March 27, 2000, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, in Rock Island.

Bernice Elizabeth Siebert was born July 23, 1908, in Rock Island, the daughter of Anton and Helen (Kaiser) Siebert.

Ms. Siebert had lived and worked in Chicago from 1926 until 1998. She worked as a telegraph operator at Western Union, retiring after 40 years of service.

While living in Chicago, she had been very active in her parish, St. Clements Catholic Church. She had also traveled extensively with her twin sister, Bernadine. They traveled the United States and abroad and enjoyed many wonderful trips.

Survivors include nieces and their spouses, Helene and Mathew Brozovich, Moline, Jenny and Dennis Tipsword, Bettendorf, Francine Verdin, Laguna Hills, Calif., Judy and Richard Kirzeder and Kathy and Patrick Colgan, Rock Island; nephews and their spouses, George Ruthe, Milan, Ronald and Barb Siebert, Oswego, Ill., and Daniel and Mary Siebert, Darien, Ill. Her parents, four sisters and three brothers, preceded her in death. May they rest in peace.

Return to top

Florence Chambers

Funeral services for Florence A. Chambers, 76, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in East Moline. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline.

Burial will be at the Rock Island National Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church in East Moline, where she was a member, or to the Alzheimer's Association.

Mrs. Chambers died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Rosewood Health Care Center, Moline.

Mrs. Chambers was born May 24, 1923, the daughter of Austin and Daisy (Jones) Perkins in East Moline. She married Donald Chambers on Sept. 25, 1943, in East Moline. Mr. Chambers died July 29, 1987.

Mrs. Chambers was employed as a secretary for Ametek and John Deere. Mrs. Chambers and her husband, Donald, also owned and operated Chambers Heating and Air Conditioning for many years.

She was a very active member of Short Hills Country Club. She enjoyed golfing and bowling. Most importantly, she loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Dale and Sam H. Kupresin, of Bettendorf; grandchildren, Sam and Kara Kupresin, also of Bettendorf; sisters, Enid Perkins, San Gabriel, Calif., Virginia Livesay, East Moline; and a sister-in-law, Alice Mabie, East Moline.

Return to top

Mary Carr DeMey

Services for Mary Carr DeMey, 90, of East Moline, will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Anne Catholic Church, East Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Tampico, at 1:15 p.m.

Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Van Hoe Funeral Home Ltd., East Moline, with a rosary recited at 6:30 p.m. Memorials may be made for Masses.

Mrs. DeMey died Sunday, March 26, 2000, at Oak Glen Home, Coal Valley.

The former Mary Rose Marshall was born April 30, 1909, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of George and Mary (Ware) Marshall. She married John J. Carr July 3, 1929, in Rock Island. He resides in California. She later married Joseph DeMey on Sept. 3, 1961, in Rock Island. He died Jan. 15, 1979.

She was a longtime member of St. Anne's Church in East Moline.

Her favorite pastimes were crocheting and reading.

Surviving are her children and spouses, Mary ``Bette'' Woods of Milan, Joanne and Roger Theuninck of East Moline, Donald and B.J. Carr of Orion, Daniel and Helen Carr of Ohio, and a former son-in-law, whom she always considered a son, Sam Rook of Tucson, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, William and Phyllis Marshall of East Moline; a sister-in-law, Betty Marshall of Rock Island; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by a daughter, Kay Rook; a son, Patrick Carr; her parents; and her brothers, Bernard, George and Charles Marshall.

Return to top

Helen Lawson Beveridge

Helen Lawson Beveridge, 89, of Coal Valley, died Monday, March 27, 2000, shortly after arrival at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island.

Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Coal Valley, with The Rev. Tim Snart officiating. Burial is in Western Township Cemetery, Orion. Visitation is 4 to 8 p.m. today at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley. Memorials may be made to the church.

The former Helen Marie Koepke was born April 16, 1910, in Rock Island, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Roschmann) Koepke. She married Gail Lawson on July 2, 1932, in Ottawa, Ill. He died Feb. 12, 1972. She married Clifford Beveridge on July 22, 1982, in Coal Valley.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Coal Valley, and the Evening Circle of the church, and a former member of PTA and Rock Island County Home Bureau.

She has loved gardening, needlework and flowers all of her life.

Helen is survived by her husband, Clifford; a daughter, Betty Jo Struble of Aledo; sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Lawson of Lakewood, N.J., and Edwin and Pamela Lawson of Coal Valley; stepdaughters and stepsons-in-law, Elizabeth and Landis Garrison of Coal Valley, Joyce and Jack Needham of Coal Valley, Ruth Ann and Larry Goben of Sherrard, and Marion Heick of Milan; three grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; 14 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a stepdaughter, Sylvia Heick; and son-in-law, Wayne Struble.

Return to top

Julian S. ``Jude'' Keag

Julian S. ``Jude'' Keag, 77, of Mountain View, Calif., passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2000 at Court Yard Care Center (Hospice) in San Jose, Calif.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 8 at Wright Chapel, Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services, Geneseo. The Rev. David Esche will officiate. Private inurnment will be in North Cemetery, Geneseo. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to chairity of donor's choice or to Santa Clara Hospice, 830 Kiely Blvd. Santa Clara, Calif. 95015.

Jude was born Oct. 12, 1922 in Cornwall Township, Henry County, Ill., the son of John and Bess (Steiner) Keag. He married Phyllis Wildemuth on Sept. 9, 1951 in Geneseo. Jude was a carpenter for 38 years. After retiring in 1983, he worked part time for the Center for Advanced Study in behavioral sciences another 10 years.

He was a member of the Independent Order of Foresters. Jude loved music, dancing, riding his bike, keeping up the yard around their home and helping people.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; a brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ann Keag, Geneseo and several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. His parents, a twin brother, Jerald ``Jerry'' Keag and a brother John Keag preceded him in death.

Return to top

Raymond Lyon

Raymond H. Lyon, 85, Prophetstown, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Prophetstown. Burial is in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation is 1 p.m. to service time at the church. Memorials may go to Whiteside County 4-H Support Fund. Gardner-Gibson and Son, Prophetstown, is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Oct. 22, 1914, in Prophetstown, to Hubert and Florence Harmon Lyon. He married Ruth Lanphere July 13, 1941. He farmed in the Prophetstown area all his life. He was a member of the church, Whiteside County Farm Bureau, Sterling Elks, Past Master and member of Prophetstown Masonic Lodge 293, Moline Consistory and Tebala Shrine, Rockford.

Surviving are his wife; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Nadine Lyon, Davenport; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Return to top

Emma Groves

Services for Emma A. Groves, 95, of Davenport, will be Friday 10 a.m. at DeRoo Funeral Home, Moline. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to Seton schools, Moline.

Mrs. Groves died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Meadow Lawn Health Care, Davenport.

Mrs. Groves was born March 15, 1905, in Moline, the daughter of William and Marguerite Stevens Runge. She married George Groves. He died in 1970.

She retired from the Davenport schools system as a custodian.

Survivors include a niece and nephew-in-law, Pat and Joe Mortier, Moline.

Return to top

Clarence Julius

Services for Clarence T. Julius, 76, Bettendorf, are 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf. Burial is in National Cemetery, Arsenal Island.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries, Davenport, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. Memorials may go to the church.

He died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Genesis-East, Davenport.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; children, Nancy Glessner, Monks Corner, S.C., Richard, Cedar Rapids, Paul, Solon, Iowa, Kathleen Julius, Davenport, and Thomas, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Return to top

Helen Kearns

Private graveside services for Helen M. Kearns, 87, Bettendorf, formerly of Davenport, are today at Davenport Memorial Park. There is no visitation. Memorials may go to American Diabetes Association. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home, Davenport, is in charge of arrangements.

Helen died Monday, March 27, 2000, at Bettendorf Health Care Center.

She was born May 23, 1912, in Ethel, Mo., the daughter of Jesse and Lulu Durbin Wood. She married Jack Pettit. He died in 1954. She married Edward Kearns. He died Jan. 3, 1991.

She was department manager at Montgomery Wards and also worked at M.L. Parker in Davenport, retiring in 1974. She was a former member of Sacred Heart Cathedral, Davenport.

Survivors include stepsons, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis; two sisters; and a brother.

Return to top

Al Keppy

Al Kelly, 70, Eldridge, Iowa, died Monday, March 27, 2000, at home.

Services are 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Runge, Davenport. Visitation 4-8 today. Burial is in Pine Hill Cemetery, with military graveside rites. Memorials to Juvenile Diabetes Association, American Heart Association or a favorite charity.

Surviving are his wife, Imogene ``Jean''; son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Lois Keppy, Eldridge; daughter and son-in-law, Patty and Kevin McClung, Dixon, Iowa; two grandsons; siblings, Velma Arp, McCausland, Iowa, Hank Keppy III, Eldridge, Jeanette Korthaus, Davenport, and Bill Keppy, Eldridge.

Return to top

Obituaries Newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alerts

Breaking News