Caroline M. Mullen, 76, of Winfield died Friday, March 17, 2006, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.
Born Aug. 17, 1929, in Oklahoma, she was the daughter of Cloyce and Dorothy Chitwood Rickey. On Oct. 29, 1949, she married Earl "Junior" Mullen in Winfield. He died Oct. 19, 2002.
Mrs. Mullen worked at Winfield Telephone Office and for Dr. R.B. Widmer in Winfield in her earlier years. She and her husband owned and operated Mullen's Body Shop before their retirement.
She was a graduate of Winfield High School. She was a member of Winfield First Presbyterian Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed camping, crocheting and watching sports.
Survivors include three sons, DeWayne Mullen, Rick Mullen and Kevin Mullen, all of Winfield; and seven grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one brother.
Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Monday at Honts Funeral Home in Winfield. There will be no family visitation.
The funeral for Mrs. Mullen will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Honts Funeral Home in Winfield, with the Rev. Greg Carr officiating. Burial will be in Winfield–Scott Township Cemetery.
Memorials have been established for the Eden Fund at Sunrise Terrace Care Center and the Winfield First Responders.
Edna Ruth Schmidt, 94, of Burlington died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2006, at Great River Medical Center's Klein Center in Burlington.
Born Jan. 19, 1912, in Smithfield, Ill., she was the daughter of George and Nettie Dill Browne. On Oct. 7, 1935, she married Clarence J. H. Schmidt in Burlington. He died July 29, 2004.
She was a 1930 graduate of Burlington High School and attended Burlington Junior College for two years. She was a homemaker and artist, working for 25 years as a colorist for Frank Fuehilinger. She was a member of SS. John and Paul Catholic Church and the Diocese County of Catholic Women. She was active in the St. Paul's Women's Auxiliary, Chapter AI Iowa TTT, Knights of Columbus Auxiliary and St. Francis Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Arts for Living Center. Her artwork was her passion.
Survivors include two daughters, Ann Schmidt of Chicago and Mary Walker–Baptiste of Waretown, N.J.; one son, John Schmidt of Glendale, Calif.; three grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
A rosary will be at 3 p.m. today in Prugh's Chapel, with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m., after which the family will receive friends until 9 p.m. Music will be provided by the Des Moines County Resurrection Choir.
The funeral service for Mrs. Schmidt will be at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Catholic Church, with the Revs. Patrick Hilgendorf and Don Hoornstra officiating. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Klein Center Scholarship Fund.
Robert Dean "Bob" Claman, 47, of rural Mount Sterling died Thursday, March 9, 2006, at his home.
Born Nov. 6, 1958, in Keosauqua, he was the son of Carl and Marian Cortum Claman.
Mr. Claman was a self–employed truck driver and farmer.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and was a licensed private pilot.
Survivors include his parents of Cantril; four brothers, Dennis Claman of Farson, Wyo., Charles Claman of Farmington, Randy Claman of Fairfield, and Ronald Claman of Cantril; two sisters, Sharon Boggs of Wright City, Mo., and Crystal Wiley of Milton; and his fiancé, Sue Perry of Ottumwa, and her children.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mr. Claman will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Pedrick Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bill Shewmaker officiating. Burial will be in Pulaski Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
The memorial service for Beatrice E. Marlow, 96, of Monmouth, Ill., who died Friday, Jan. 27, 2006, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Foursquare Gospel Church in Monmouth.
There will be no visitation. Her body has been cremated.
A memorial has been established for Foursquare Gospel Church.
Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy Katherine Breuer, 89, of Great River Medical Center's Klein Center, died Monday, March 13, 2006, at Klein Center.
Born Jan. 7, 1917, in St. Cloud, Minn., she was the daughter of Gustaf and Elizabeth Thaleen Linden. On Sept. 3, 1938, she married Glenn Breuer.
Mrs. Breuer worked for Carson Pirie Scott ready to wear for 10 years and became one of the first employees of Younkers when the store opened in Fairway Center, where she was manager of ready to wear for more than 24 years.
She was a 1934 graduate of Burlington High School. She was a member of Woodlawn Avenue Baptist and then West Avenue Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school to 4– and 5–year–olds for more than 40 years. She was the oldest and longest member of her church for 87 years. She also sang in the choir and volunteered with Christian Women's Club.
She was a regular volunteer at the Klein Center every Monday for 16 years and volunteered at the Great River Medical Center Gift Shop for 16 years.
Dorothy also is survived by 13 grandchildren, Eric Breuer of Columbus, Ohio, Adam Breuer of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and Sarah Breuer of Atlanta, Georgia; Anthony Faeth of Springfield, Illinois, Robert Faeth of Boise, Idaho, and Sarah Faeth and Joy Faeth both of Springfield; Douglas Timmerman of Parker, Colorado, Julie Timmerman Denmeade of Miami, Florida and Kindal Timmerman Glasgow of Burlington; and Jennifer Breuer of Davenport, Christopher Breuer of Burlington and Elizabeth Breuer of Iowa City.
Dorothy is also survived by 19 great grandchildren, Brandon, Haleigh and Cameron Breuer; Rayne and Jacob Breuer; Anthony, Christina and Joel Faeth; Rachel, Jonathan and Daniel Faeth; Elizabeth, Luke, Quentin and Max Timmerman; Megan and Zachary Denmeade; Kayla and Karli Glasgow. A younger sister, May Ann Eccles of Burlington; sisters–in–law, Leona Weaver, Bonnie Darrah and Verna Hollenrake; and many nieces and nephews survive her.
Dorothy Breuer was preceded in death by her older brothers, Vincent, August and Gordon Linden and by a sister, Siema Goble.
Visitation will be from noon to 3:30 p.m. today at Lunning Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. at West Avenue Baptist Church.
The funeral for Mrs. Breuer will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at West Avenue Baptist Church, with the Revs. Kirk Bennett, Tyrone Henderson and Pastor Tony Faeth officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for West Avenue Baptist Church.
Dwight A. Beckman
Dwight A. Beckman, 87, of Kingston, died at 3:01 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2006, at Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born May 24, 1918, in West Burlington, he was the son of Alfred H. and Theresa S. Schnupper Beckman. On May 29, 1939, he married Ruby D. Klaus in Flint River Township.
Mr. Beckman was a lifelong farmer in the New London and Kingston area.
He was of the Protestant faith. He was a self–taught fiddler and member of the Old Time Fiddlers Association and the Bud Thornton Band. They played every Friday night at Gusto's Restaurant in Oakville and played at numerous nursing homes. He also was a self–taught mechanic. He loved to travel, play cards, camp, hunt, use his metal detector and rock hunt. He wintered many years in New Mexico.
Survivors include his wife; one son, Wayne (Connie) Beckman of New London; one daughter, Darlene (Kenneth) Upton of Murtaugh, Idaho; one daughter–in–law, Billie Bishop Beckman of Golden, Colo.; eight grandchildren, Todd Beckman, Tonia (Pat) Beckman Kapke, Erin (Lee) Waddill Upton Mathson, Boone Upton, Kenna Upton, Chandler (Joshua) Beckman Ortiz, Wayco Beckman and Cody Beckman; and three great–grandchildren, Emily Mathson and Alicia and Becky Kapke.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Harold, and one daughter, Jean.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Prugh's Chapel, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.
The funeral for Mr. Beckman will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Prugh's Chapel, with Pastor Steve Parker officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in memory of Dwight A. Beckman.
D. Marilyn Barrick
D. Marilyn Barrick, 79, of Wapello died Saturday morning, March 18, 2006, at Wapello Nursing and Rehab Center.
Born Sept. 22, 1926, in Letts, she was the daughter of Ray and Leona Littrell Schafer. On Aug. 22, 1949, she married Stanley C. Barrick in Nashua. He died Feb. 15, 1982.
Mrs. Barrick worked at Parrish Oil in Wapello prior to her marriage. She became a homemaker after her marriage.
She was a 1944 graduate of Letts High School and a graduate of A.I.B. Business School in Davenport. She was a 50–plus year member of First Presbyterian Church in Wapello. She loved music, going for walks, sewing and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Bill Barrick and Bob Barrick, both of Wapello; five grandchildren; two great–grandchildren; one brother, Jim Schafer of Mundelein, Ill.; and one sister, JoAnn Gross–krueger of Andrew.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and one sister.
Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at Dudgeon–McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, with family meeting friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
The funeral for Mrs. Barrick will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, with the Rev. James H. Huston officiating. Burial will be in Letts Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for First Presbyterian Church in Wapello and the Hospice of Iowa City.
Faith Evangeline Lillyblade, 81, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Burlington, died Thursday morning, Nov. 9, 2006, at her home.
Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Lockridge, she was the daughter of Oscar Fredrick and Emma Patience Hueston Lillyblade.
She was a 1944 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School. She worked in the Fairfield Glove Factory after graduation. During the last stages of World War II, she moved to Detroit with two of her sisters and took one of the historic "Rosie the Riveter" jobs. She assembled aircraft wings for B29 and B39 bombers at the Hudson Motor Car Co. After World War II, she returned to Burlington. While in Burlington, she graduated from a beauty school and worked at a beauty shop in Burlington. She then went to work at National Research in Burlington. She then worked in production for Sylvania Electric Co. in Burlington until it closed. She moved to Mount Pleasant following retirement.
She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Mount Pleasant. She kept in touch with numerous pen pals for many years.
Survivors include two sisters, Anna May Piatt of Mount Pleasant and Hope Bailey of Mobile, Ala.; nieces; and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Weir & Kimzey Funeral in Mount Pleasant. There will be no family visitation.
The graveside funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Sweden Lutheran Cemetery
in rural Lockridge, with the Rev. Kenneth Smith officiating.
A memorial has been established for Hospice of Central Iowa.