Margaret C. Weigert, 91, of New London, died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Park Place in Mount Pleasant.
Born April 28, 1909, in West Point, she was the daughter of William "Bud" and Gertrude Werner Helm. She married Theodore R. Weigert on June 27, 1927, in Carthage, Ill. He died Feb. 19, 1981.
Mrs. Weigert attended West Point schools. She was a homemaker and also worked at the New London Glove Factory for 32 years, retiring in 1972.
She was a member of New London Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Patience Circle and New London Senior Citizens and was a charter member of the Busy Bees Quiting Club. She was a member of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program in Mount Pleasant and enjoyed traveling, gardening, quilting, bingo and cards.
Survivors include two sons, Wilbur and Stanley Weigert, both of West Burlington; one daughter, Bernita Stevenson of Gladstone, Ill.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one brother, John Helm of Donnellson; and one sister, Dorothy Raid of Fort Madison.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and two grandsons.
Visitation will begin at noon Sunday at Elliott Chapel in New London, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Weigert will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Elliott Chapel, with Pastor Matt Miller officiating. Burial will be in Burge Cemetery, New London.
Memorials have been established for her church and New London Rescue Unit.
Marjorie Rowena Frakes, 84, of Montebello Healthcare Center in Hamilton, Ill., formerly of Macomb, Ill., died at 6:15 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2001, at Memorial Hospital in Carthage, Ill.
Born Aug. 30, 1916, in Luray, Mo., she was the daughter of Reual and Anna Newendorf Randle. She married Ortho John Frakes on April 26, 1952, in Marion County, Mo.
Mrs. Frakes was a 1933 graduate of Luray High School. She retired from Dryden Rubber after 19 years of service.
She was of the Methodist faith. She lived at Eisenhower Towers Apartments for the past 22 years.
Survivors include one son, Jimmy Brightwell of Revere, Mo.; two granddaughters; one great-granddaughter; one brother, Charles Randle of Keokuk; and three sisters, Mildred Evans of Keokuk, Margaret Hebert of Los Angeles and Marilyn Rupp of Anaheim, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one brother and two sisters.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Greaves Mortuary in Keokuk.
The funeral for Mrs. Frakes will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Mark Horne officiating. Burial will be in Moss Ridge Cemetery
A memorial has been established for the American Heart Association.
Neva A. George, 98, of LaHarpe, Ill., died at 2:15 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 2001, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb, Ill.
Born Feb. 22, 1903, in Burlington, she was the daughter of James and Anna Baltzli Hancock. She married Clyde George on Dec. 25, 1920, in Burlington. He died Sept. 4, 1993.
Mrs. George and her husband farmed near LaHarpe and Blandinsville until moving to Arizona in 1948. In 1979, they returned to LaHarpe.
Survivors include three sons, William George of Bellevue, Lloyd George of Eagle Bend, Minn., and Robert George of Douglas, Ariz.; three daughters, Betty Johnson of LaHarpe, Anna Montgomery of East Peoria, Ill., and Mary McKinney of Duncan, Ariz.; 24 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lavenia Tenhaf of Burlington.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at Banks & Beals Funeral Home in LaHarpe, Ill., where the family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. George will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, with Pastor Bob Tillman officiating. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery, near Fountain Green, Ill.
A memorial has been established for McDonough District Hospice.
Beulah M. Spears, 82, formerly of Hillsboro, died at 7:28 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the Davenport home of her daughter, where she had made her home.
Born June 14, 1919, in Iron County, Mo., she was the daughter of Jess M. and Elsie M. Douglas Prater. She married Ralph Volner and later married Russell Daniels. On Aug. 21, 1964, she married Paul S. Spears in Lancaster, Mo. He died Nov. 25, 1988.
Mrs. Spears was a homemaker and a member of Hillsboro Christian Church.
Survivors include four sons, Jessie R. Volner of Henderson, Nev., James L. Volner of Hillsboro, Gurvis D. Volner of Salem and Russell R. Spears of Davenport; one daughter, Nora J. Spears of Davenport; two stepdaughters, Pamela of Muscatine and Toni of Washington state; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one brother, William Prater of Redford, Mo.; and five sisters, Freda Smith, Bonnie Cash and Doshia Smith, all of Black, Mo., Zola Laye of Bunker, Mo., and Ruth Smith of St. Louis, Mo.
She was preceded in death by three husbands and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Weerts Funeral Home in Davenport.
There will be no visitation at Weir Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant.
The graveside funeral service for Mrs. Spears will be at 2 p.m. Monday in Hillsboro Cemetery, with the Rev. David Callen officiating. The family will visit with friends at the cemetery.
Daniel "Frenchie" Edward French, 84, of Burlington, died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at the home of his daughter in Burlington.
Born Aug. 31, 1916, in Burlington, he was the son of Daniel T. and Nellie Mary Wolf French. He married Norma B. Richardson on Feb. 8, 1946, in Monmouth, Ill. She died Oct. 13, 1979.
Mr. French was a retired bus driver for the city of Burlington. Prior to that, he worked for the CC camps in Arkansas and then transferred to Keosauqua Lake Lacey. He also worked at Lehigh Leopold.
He attended Flint Hills Church of the Nazarene and volunteered at Burlington Medical Center for more than 18 years.
Survivors include two daughters, Sharon Wolkenhauer of Burlington and Patricia Messer of Wapello; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Esther Turner and Helen Murphy, both of Burlington; and two brothers, Robert French of Ohio and Richard French of Lakeland, Fla.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.
Visitation will begin at 8 a.m. today in Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mr. French will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Lunning Chapel, with Pastor Ron Jewett officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Frances Hancock, 78, of Hamilton, Ill., formerly of Keokuk, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Keokuk Area Hospital in Keokuk. Funeral arrangements are pending at Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk.
Frances V. Lane, 82, of Mount Pleasant, died at 3:15 a.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at University Hospitals in Iowa City.
Born Sept. 13, 1918, in Trenton, she was the daughter of Charles Emery and Ada D. Schlarbaum Conner. She married Virgil Lane on Jan. 29, 1938, in Wapello.
Mrs. Lane was a homemaker. She loved her family and also enjoyed animals and pets.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Shirley Starman of Mount Pleasant and Wanda Moore of Poway, Calif.; two sisters, Mildred Buck of Revere, Mo., and Vera Gray of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one grandson.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Beatty Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday.
The funeral for Mrs. Lane will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dan Buck officiating. Burial will be in White Oak Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Arthritis Foundation.
Helen E. Walker, 100, of Mediapolis, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Prairie Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center in Mediapolis.
Born April 20, 1901, in Panora, she was the daughter of Clarence and Ruby Funk Burgess. She married Frank Lee Walker on June 10, 1922, in Des Moines. He died in July 1979.
Mrs. Walker was a graduate of Panora High School and attended Iowa State University.
She was a member of Mediapolis First United Presbyterian Church, Farm Bureau and the VFW and DAV auxiliaries. She was a Gold Star Mother and a 4-H leader.
Survivors include two daughters, Ruth Stout of Williamsburg and Marge Nelson of Mediapolis; one son, Bob Walker of North Webster, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Donald Burgess of Panora.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, one son, one daughter, one grandson, one brother and one sister.
Friends may call from 1 to 6 p.m. today at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Presbyterian Church.
The funeral for Mrs. Walker will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. H. Dick Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
Jean Ross Angstead, 80, of New London, died Thursday, July 26, 2001, at her home.
Born July 24, 1921, in Webb City, Mo., she was the daughter of John and Vera Cable Ross. She married Don Angstead on Dec. 23, 1939, in Memphis, Mo. He died April 19, 1977.
Mrs. Angstead attended grade school in Fairfield, Ill., and high school in Mount Pleasant. She worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, Sylvania in Burlington and Wainwright Glove Factory in New London and managed the T House in Mediapolis for two years.
She was of the Methodist faith, a member of the American Association of Retired Persons and a charter member of New London VFW Auxiliary 7641. She loved crossword puzzles, reading, embroidering, bird watching and, most of all, her grandchildren. She was an avid Hawkeye fan.
Survivors include one son, Don E. Angstead of New London; two daughters, Karen Brown and Sharon Nehring, both of New London; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one step-grandchild; three step-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Cloyd Ross of Carson City, Nev.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Elmer McMillan, and three grandchildren.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. today at Elliott Chapel in New London. There will be no family visitation.
The graveside service for Mrs. Angstead will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Kossuth Cemetery, Mediapolis, with Pastor Matt Miller officiating.
A memorial has been established for the New London Rescue Unit.
Loren E. "Butch" Gelhaar, 87, a longtime resident and businessman of Carthage, Ill., died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, 2001, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Lamporte Funeral Home in Carthage.
Patricia D. "Trish" Ray, 44, of 1912 Palean St., Keokuk, died at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at Keokuk Area Hospital.
Born March 22, 1957, in Gillette, Wyo., she was the daughter of Dave and Emma Brunson Coker. She married Anthony Ray on July 31, 1977.
Mrs. Ray was a homemaker and had lived in Keokuk since 1986.
She was a member of New Testament Christian Church. She collected unicorns and liked to write and draw.
Survivors include two sons, Michael and Dan Ray, both of Cincinnati; her mother, of Keokuk; her father, of Mount Home, Ark.; three sisters, Linda Cervantez of San Jose, Calif., Sharon Grey of Keokuk and Debbie Dains of Hamilton, Ill.; one brother, Jeffery Coker of Arkansas; one uncle; several nieces and nephews; and two great-nieces.
Visitation will begin at 5 p.m. Friday at DeJong's Funeral Home in Keokuk, where the family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Ray will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with Bill Abegglen officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park in Keokuk.
Memorials have been established for the Children's Leukemia Fund at the University of Iowa and the American Cancer Society.