Local Obituaries

Hancock County Sheriff's Report Week of 2/13/19

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Bentzinger reports the following arrest for the week of February 13th,

2019 through February 17th, 2019

 

02/11/19

Dakota L Kay, age 27, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Petition to Revoke or Modify Sentence on original charges of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Kay remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

 

Michael J Morgan, age 31, of LaHarpe, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Burglary and Theft. Morgan was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

02/13/19

Larry L Massy, age 25, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Driving While License Suspended. Massy was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

Colton D Gooden, age 30, of Lancaster, MO was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Gooden remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

 

Jonah R Moulton, age 40, of Quincy, IL was arrested on a McDonough County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of Home Invasion. Moulton was released to McDonough County Authorities.

 

Bobbi N Sackman, age 39, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging her with Petition to Revoke Probation on original charges of Possession of Methamphetamine. Sackman was released on her own recognizance and given a future court date.

 

Jakob C Lear, age 19, of Macomb, L was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Residential Burglary. Lear was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

02/14/19

Ricky D Glasgow, age 36, of Carthage, L was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended and Possession of Methamphetamine. Glasgow was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

02/15/19

Lawrence E Shepler, age 34, of Plymouth, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Driving While License Suspended and Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine. Shepler was released after posting the require bond and given a future court date.

 

Brett H Hammell, age 19, of Hamilton, IL was arrested and charged with Aggravated Battery, Domestic Battery, and Resisting a Peace Officer. Hammell remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his next court appearance.

 

William J Rainey, age 27, of Lorraine, IL was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear on original charges of No Valid Drivers License. Rainey was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

William R Cleesen, age 28, of Keokuk, IA was arrested on a Hancock County Warrant charging him with Failure to Appear / Failure to Pay on original charges of Speeding. Cleesen was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

02/16/19

56, of Warsaw, IL was arrested on an Iowa Warrant charging him with 2nd Degree Theft. Tripp was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

02/17/19

Heather L Littig, age 39, of Monito, IL was arrested and charged with Possession of Methamphetamine. Lettig remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting her initial court appearance.

 

Kristina M Blair, age 38, of Nauvoo, L was arrested and charged with Driving While License Suspended. Blair was released after posting the required bond and given a future court date.

 

John L Peacock, age 29, of Carthage, L was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery. Peacock remains lodged in the Hancock County Jail in lieu of bail awaiting his initial court appearance.

 

ALL SUBJECTS ARE CONSIDERED INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY IN A COURT OF

LAW.


Carla K. Howe, 61, of Macomb

Carla K. Howe, 61, of Macomb passed away at 2:25 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

 

She was born on May 16, 1957 in Fredric, Wisconsin to Merlin and Edna Kern Richison. She married Richard Howe on December 4, 1976. He survives.

 

Also surviving are two sons, Matt Howe of Macomb and Chad Howe of New York, New York; one daughter, Molly (Jimmy) Wade of Good Hope; twelve grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Nick Howe; one daughter, Sara Howe; one granddaughter, Isabelle Howe; two brothers, Merlin and Larold Richison and two sisters, Kimmy Lockwood and Melissa Beedle.

 

She lived in Wisconsin before moving to Macomb. She worked as a manager at a book store.

 

A Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Beth Nelson officiating.. There will be no visitation. Cremation rites have been accorded.

 

Memorials may be made to the Carla Howe Memorial Fund.

 

You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com


Pamela Jean Pingel, age 70, of Macomb

Pamela Jean Pingel, age 70, passed away on Tuesday, February 12,2019 at 12:34 p.m. at her home in Macomb.

 

She was born in Springfield, Illinois on September 23, 1948, the daughter of Willard and Hester Stevens Snow.

 

She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Arms of Alexandria, Virginia, 3 nephews Robby Whitney, Christopher Whitney, and Patrick Whitney, one son William G. Lewis of Quincy, two granddaughters Jessica Steinkruger and Samantha Lightle, three great-grandchildren Riley Baker, Eli Lightle and Pearl Lightle, several cousins also survive.

 

Pamela was preceded in death by her parents and one daughter Michelle.

 

Pamela graduated from Macomb High School and received her LPN degree from Spoon River College in Macomb. She had also worked for McDonalds for several years. Pamela was a member of the BPOE #1009 in Macomb.

 

Cremation rites have been accorded. Funeral services will be held at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb on Monday, February 25,2019 at 2:00p.m. Pastor Jon Keck will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Burial of cremains will be at the Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to the Pamela Pingel Memorial Fund.

 

You may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com


Baxter B. Brandon, 94, of Macomb, IL

Baxter B. Brandon, 94, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Fountain Green, IL, passed away Thursday February 14, 2019 at McDonough District Hospital in Macomb. He was born July 2, 1924 near Fountain Green, the son of Lynn G. and Minnie Greenig Brandon. On August 10, 1987, he married Aileen Cooper-Lankford.

 

Mr. Brandon served as a cook in the United States Army. He worked at King-Sealey Thermos in Macomb for over 25 years. He also worked at Coopers in Macomb and at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield for many years. He enjoyed beekeeping, gardening, and going for walks. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist in Macomb.

 

Survivors include his wife, Aileen, one daughter, Donna Fowler of Hannibal, MO, one son, Delbert (Connie) Lankford of Vermont, IL, one daughter in law, Mala Lankford of Smithshire, IL, 15 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 5 great great grandchildren, and one on the way, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Ronald Lankford, one son in law, Gerry Fowler, one grandson, Kevin Lankford, one great grandson, four sisters, Arlene McConnell, Maxine Bean, Kathleen Carlson, Bessie Gillette, and one brother, George Brandon.

 

The funeral for Mr. Brandon will be at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, with Pastor Doug Kuster officiating. Burial with military rites will follow in the McConnell Cemetery, near Fountain Green. Visitation is one hour prior to the service at Banks & Beals. Family and friends are invited to the Fountain Green United Pesbyterian Church following the committal service for a luncheon and time of fellowship.

 

A memorial fund has been established to assist with expenses. Please visit Baxter’s obituary at banksandbeals.com to sign the guest book and leave a condolence.

 


John Louis Curless, 72, a long-time resident of Macomb

John Louis Curless, 72, a long-time resident of Macomb, passed away surrounded by family on February 14, 2019.  He was born to Leslie and Doris (nee Stone) Curless on January 1, 1947, in Macomb. 

 

John worked for Laidlaw School District as a driver and enjoyed working with students and teachers. He was a die-hard Bears fan, but also loved car shows and anything to do with Harley-Davidson. John answered the call of service to his country as a member of the Illinois National Guard out of Quincy. He was a Vietnam veteran and a member of American Legion Post #6. John is remembered as a man who was outgoing and was known to do anything for anybody in need.  He will be truly missed.

 

John is survived by Judy (nee Willey), his devoted bride of 45 years. He is the beloved and cherished father of Christine (Mark) Sullivan and Justin (Jennifer). His grandchildren, Taylyn, Alex, and Addison remember him as a loving and funny grandpa. John is the younger brother Roger (Marilyn), of Aurora, Illinois, and an amazing uncle to his nephews and nieces. 

 

Please join John’s friends and family for a celebration of his life on Tuesday, February 19, from 5-7 pm at Dodsworth-Piper-Wallen Funeral home, 201 W. Carroll Street, Macomb.  Funeral services will be held at the same location at 10:30 am on February 20, 2019.

 

Memorial donations in memory of John to his home church, Calvary Baptist Church, 1315 Maple Ave., Macomb. Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.dodsworthfh.com


Neil Curtis, 82, of Blandinsville

Neil Curtis, 82, of Blandinsville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family at 10:57 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

 

He was born on March 14, 1936 to Maurice and Iris Eyler Curtis. He first married Diana Bryan. He later married Christy Creacy-Taylor on August 31, 1996 in Blandinsville. She survives.

 

Also surviving are one daughter, Laura (Rocky) Krause of Blandinsville; one son, Doug (Sue) Curtis of Waukesha, Wisconsin; one step-son, Neil Taylor; six grandchildren, Andrea (Tim) Nevins, Teddi Skelton, Alex Skelton, Dylan Taber, Rachel Curtis and Joe Curtis; four great-grandchildren, Poppy Nevins, Cadence Nevins, Shawn Curtis and Max Curtis; one brother-in-law, Bernie Sell and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Janet Sell.

 

Neil lived all of his life in the Blandinsville area. In the 1950's and 1960's Neil farmed with his father. In the early 1970's he started Neil Curtis Trucking. He was a member of the Blandinsville United Methodist Church, Macomb Elks Lodge #1009 and Mid-West Truckers Association.

 

Neil’s hobbies included restoring Dodge Military Power Wagons and antique IH tractors. He loved steam trains, train museum’s and riding steam trains. He enjoyed traveling and trucking.

 

He and Christy created a bird habitat next to their home and he loved caring for that property. He also sponsored the Blandinsville women’s bowling team for many years and also sponsored Special Olympics. He had a great passion for stock car racing.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Blandinsville United Methodist Church with Reverend Beth Nelson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, February 22, 2019 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Blandinsville. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Macomb.

 

Memorials may be made to either Blandinsville Fire and Rescue Squad, Shriner’s Hospital for Children or Macomb American Legion.

 

You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com


Martina M. Westlake, 74, of Astoria, IL

Martina M. Westlake, 74, of Astoria, IL passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 6:22 am while in her home.

 

She was born March 15, 1944 in Beardstown, IL to parents John and Pearl Hardy. Martina married Glen Allen Westlake on November 18, 1961 in Beardstown, IL. He survives. Also surviving are sons, Gene Westlake of Astoria, IL, Stanley Westlake of Browning, IL, Scott Westlake of Astoria, IL; 7 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren; Half-Brother, Donald Durell of Browning, IL; and Half-Sisters, Beane Ray of Mississippi, and Rosie Brockley of Astoria, IL.

 

Martina was preceded in death by son, Mark Edward Westlake; 2 sisters, Mary Kimbro and Velma Bloom; brother, Sherman Hardy; and her half-brother, Junior Durell.

 

She worked at Dana Corporation in Havana. She also worked at the Illinois Glove factory, later the Ansell Hawkeye Glove factory, in Beardstown, IL. Martina enjoyed going to yard sales.

 

Services will be held 12 noon on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Jeremy Westlake officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday. Internment will be at Browning Cemetery, Browning, IL.

 

Memorials can be made out to Area Church of donor’s choice or the Astoria Lions Club.

Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org


Wayne L. Curless, 80, of Astoria, IL

Wayne L. Curless, 80, of Astoria, IL passed away on Monday, February, 11, 2019 at 9:30 am while in his home. He was born September 30, 1938 in Bluff City, IL to parents Leo and Eva Curless. They preceded him in death.

 

Wayne married Betty Estes on June 10, 1961 in Bluff City, IL. She survives. Also surviving are daughters, Tonya Holmes of Ipava, IL, Wanette Dwyer of Clinton, IL; 4 grandchildren, DJ Holmes, Jake Holmes, Laney Dwyer, and Keegan Dwyer; 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Judy Brennan of Havana, IL, Pauline Atchley of Lewistown, IL, and Janie Atterberry of Sherman, IL; and brother, Paul Curless of Murfreesburo, TN.

 

He retired from Navastar. He also was a retired minister. As a minister, he volunteered at the prison in Canton for 19 years. Wayne always took the opportunity to preach if given the chance. He also served his country in the US Navy from age 17 to 21. In the Navy, Wayne worked in the boiler room of a Naval Destroyer Ship. After the service, he was a member of the Peoria VA.

 

Wayne had a great since of humor and always liked to make people laugh. He would often refer to himself as James Bond along with telling lots of jokes to try to get a laugh. He loved to garden and would grow the biggest onions around. He also loved to fish and hunt. He would hunt everything and bring it back to Betty who would always cook it. He was also an avid golfer with his cousin Jack Curless. Wayne never meant a stranger and to him, family was everything.

 

Services will be held at 3pm on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria, IL with Harry Ellison officiating. The Astoria American Legion will provide military rites. Visitation will be held 1-3pm prior to the services on Tuesday. Cremation Rites have been accorded.

 

Services provided by Shawgo Memorial Home, Astoria, IL. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.shawgomemorialhome.org.


Mary Ellen Roe, 88, of Winfield, Illinois

Mary Ellen Roe, 88, of Winfield, Illinois passed away at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at the Dupage Care Center in Wheaton, Illinois. She was born June 26, 1930 in LaHarpe, Illinois to the late Tom and Marie (Kemp) Porter. She married Harold J. Roe, who was the love of her life, on August 28, 1950 in Pocahontas, Arkansas and was married for 58 ½ years until his death in May of 2009.

 

She is survived by three children, Patricia Berger of Excelsior, Minnesota, Jim (Cindy) Roe of Thornton, Colorado and Mary Kay Lunt of Winfield, Illinois; eight grandchildren Jim Roe, Bill Roe and family. Christopher Sornberger, Michael Sornberger and family, Farrah Roe, Chad (Jennifer) Lunt, Ryan (Emily) Lunt, Luke (Rosemarie) Lunt and 13 great grandchildren.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Roe, her daughter Gloria

Glicksman, her son-in-law Art Berger, four brothers, Lewis, Robert, Richard and Tom Porter;

four sisters, Kate Seals, Joyce Lohmeyer, Rose Woodworth Neustadt and Betty Johnson.

 

After graduating high school in LaHarpe, Illinois, she moved to Macomb, Illinois and worked

in the restaurant business. She and her husband purchased Roe’s Dairy in 1955 and purchased

the Roe-Boat Supper Club in 1966. She worked there until their retirement in 1990.

 

Her passion was working in the restaurant. She loved the people and missed them terribly

after she retired. Another passion she had was watching her grandchildren play sports. She

often said it was the best time in her life.

 

Visitation will be held at the Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb on Monday, February 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Private family burial will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Macomb.

In leiu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mary Roe memorial fund.

 

You may sign the guest book and leave condolences online at clugston-tibbittsfh.com


Hollis J. "Hoppie" Campbell, 89, of Macomb

Hollis J. “Hoppie” Campbell, 89, of Macomb, IL passed away at 11:00 PM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at the Elms Nursing Home. He was born on August 4, 1929 in Bushnell, IL to Hollis W. and Dorothy Campbell. He married Virginia L. Dilts on September 15, 1952 in Bushnell, IL; she survives.

 

Also surviving are two children, Tony (Lynne) Campbell of Adair, IL, Trudy Ketcham of Fiatt, IL; 6 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Judy Yaste of Bushnell, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Terry Lee Campbell, one brother, Bob Campbell, two infant sisters and one great grandchild Korbin Rogers.

 

Hollis attended Bushnell Schools and after his graduation in 1948 he enlisted in the Navy for 4 years, serving in the Korean War. When discharged in 1952 he married Virginia Lee Dilts. As partners they owned and operated the Sealtest Milk Distributers for several years. They also owned the Western Grill in Bushnell for over 3 years. Hollis then went to work at Western Illinois University and retired with 28 years of service. He was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church of Macomb, the Macomb American Legion Post 6 and the Macomb VFW post 1921. 

 

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 PM until 4:00 PM Sunday February 10, 2019 at the Wesley Community Center in Macomb. Full Military Rites will be held at 1:00 PM. Private burial of ashes will be held at a later date in the Bushnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Calvary Baptist Church. Martin-Hollis Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Please sign the guestbook and leave condolences at www.martinhollisfh.com