Obituaries

Merlin "Pete" Eilers

Aug 10, 2022

     Merlin "Pete" Eilers, 81, of Golden, died at 7:35 a.m. Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at his home.

     Born June 24, 1941, in Quincy, Pete was the son of William and Blanche Marie Rigor Eilers. He married Karen Caldwell on July 20, 1968, at the Luther Memorial Church in Quincy. She survives.

     Pete held several jobs but...

Nancy Kelley

Aug 8, 2022

     Nancy J. Kelley, 65, of Quincy, IL., lived a full and colorful life. She had an infectious laugh and loved to tell stories. She lived in the moment and shared her heart with those she loved.

     She is survived by family and friends who will celebrate her life at a future date. The caregivers who...

Anita Rose Beckman-Hopson

Aug 6, 2022

     It comes with a heavy, shattered, and broken heart that we inform you the world has lost an extraordinary, amazing, kind, loving, beautiful soul inside and out. Anita Rose Beckman Hopson, 89, of Clayton, died at 6:20 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Golden Good Shepherd Home.

     Born September 20, 1932, in Griggsville, IL. Anita was the daughter...

Glen White

Aug 6, 2022

Harold Glen White, 89, of Plymouth, IL died at 12:49 am Saturday August 6, 2022 at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, IL.

He was born on October 22, 1932 near Bentley, IL to Baird and Helen Hardy White. He married Pat Hendrickson on November 24, 1973 in Augusta, IL. She survives.

Glen was a graduate of Carthage High School and served...

Troy VanFleet

Aug 3, 2022

Troy E. VanFleet, 50, of Bowen, IL passed away unexpectedly at 4:20 pm Wednesday August 3, 2022 in Augusta, IL.

He was born on August 28, 1971 in Macomb, IL to Alan E. and Susan Beal VanFleet. He married Mikayla Phillips on July 4, 2020 near Brooklyn, IL. She survives.

Troy was a 1990 graduate of Southeastern High School in Augusta, IL. He...

Danny Benge

Jul 27, 2022

     Ralph Daniel "Danny" Benge, 61, of Quincy, died Wednesday (July 27, 2022) at Timberpoint Healthcare Center in Camp Point.

     A graveside service will be held Tuesday (August 2, 2022) at 10:30 a.m. at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy.

     Online condolences may be left at www.hamiltonfuneralhomes.net.

     The Lummis Hamilton Funeral Home in Camp Point...

Gary Schopp

Jul 23, 2022

Gary N. Schopp, 82, of Augusta, Illinois died at 4:45 pm Saturday July 23, 2022 at his home in Augusta.

Cremation has been accorded. No services are planned at this time.

The Hamilton Funeral Home in Augusta, IL is handling arrangements.

Peggy A Markert

Jul 17, 2022

Peggy Ann Markert, 88, of Quincy, Illinois, died at 3:40 p.m. on Sunday, July 17, 2022, at the Illinois Veterans Home. 

Born on November 22, 1933, in Mallory, West Virginia, Peggy was the daughter of Ewell and Sarah Tomlinson Garrett. She graduated from Man High School in Man, West Virginia, and subsequently enlisted in the United States Navy to serve...

Harry E Vonholt

Jul 14, 2022

     Harry E. Vonholt, 89, of Clayton, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2022, at his home.

     Born November 14, 1932, in Fowler, Harry was the son of Elmer and Nora Milliron Vonholt. He married Frances E. Coggeshall on August 28, 1952, in Quincy. She survives.

     Mr. Vonholt was a member of the Clayton American Legion, where...

Pat D Wagner

Jul 11, 2022

     Mrs. Patricia D. "Pat" Wagner, 83, of Camp Point, died Monday (July 11, 2022) at Timberpoint Healthcare Center in Camp Point.

     Memorial Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Camp Point United Methodist Church by Rev. Jim Crozier. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Camp Point.

     Visitation will be held from...

Julia Randall

Jun 28, 2022

Julia Claire (Ferguson, Larson) Randall, 87, of Augusta, Illinois, passed at 7:17 pm on Tuesday June 28, 2022 at Golden Good Shepherds Home in Golden, Illinois.  She fought a brave battle against Parkinson’s Disease for approximately five years.She was born on March 25, 1935, in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the daughter of Merrill A. and Hazel R. (Schneider) Ferguson. On January...

Patricia Eidson

Jun 26, 2022

On June 26, 2022, Patricia Faye Rigor Eidson passed away peacefully from a stroke at the age of 79. Patricia enjoyed living in various locations throughout the USA that gave her the opportunity to explore and enrich her life. She had a passion for travel and found herself chasing adventures from country to country which took her to The United...

Lillian Gerdes

Jun 22, 2022

     Lillian Hilda Dorothy Gerdes, 91, of Wentzville, MO., (formerly of Golden and Liberty) died on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, in the home of her daughter.

     Born August 25, 1930, in Quincy, Lillian was the daughter of Arthur and Hilda Eilers Schlueter. She married Edward Jurgen Gerdes on November 6, 1949. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2006.

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Pat A Boylen

Jun 19, 2022

     Patrick A.  "Pat" Boylen, 70, of Quincy, formerly of Camp Point, died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday, June 19, 2022, at Bickford Cottage in Quincy.

     Born September 13, 1951, in Quincy, Pat was the son of Cletus and Agnes Jones Boylen. He married Vicki (Bunte) Wiskirchen on December 13, 1997, in Liberty. She survives.

     Pat worked at...

Tom Jennings

Jun 16, 2022

     Thomas H. "Tom" Jennings, 91, of Camp Point, died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, June 16, 2022, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

     Born December 16, 1930, in Pleasant Hill, IL., Tom was a son of Smith and Lydia Heightman Jennings. He married Theresa JoAnn Henrick on May 12, 1956, at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Sterling,...

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