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M. Louise Nelson
posted on: 2015-03-31
M. Louise Nelson, age 91, formerly of Kirkwood, Illinois, died at 1:45 pm on Monday, March 30, 2015 at the Roseville Nursing and Rehab Center in Roseville, Illinois. She was born on February 8, 1924 in Kirkwood, Illinois and is the daughter of Mannie and Lillian L. Erlandson Rask. She was raised in Oneida, Illinois where she attended school and graduated from the Oneida High School with the class of 1942. Louise married Vail P. Nelson on September 20, 1942 in Altona, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1961. Louise was confirmed in the Altona Lutheran Church as a girl and she and her husband began farming together near St. Augustine, Illinois. After Vail's death Louise attended and received her teacher's certification and was a teacher for the Kirkwood and Yorkwood grade schools and finally at the Roseville Elementary School. Over all, Louise followed her love of teaching for 35 years. She became a member of First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois and a member of the Warren County Home Bureau. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Louise (Jim) Johnson and Judith Elaine Ross, both of Kirkwood, Illinois. Two sons, Ron Vail (Sue) Nelson of Kirkwood, Illinois and Douglas Edward (Kris) Nelson of Little York, Illinois. There are nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren surviving. One brother survives, Lowell (Marilyn) Rask of Victoria, Illinois. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, one brother, one sister, and one great-grandson, one niece and one nephew.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am at the First Lutheran Church of Monmouth, Illinois on Saturday April 4, 2015. Interment will be in the Monmouth Cemetery. Friends may call on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 am prior to the service at First Lutheran Church. In Lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established for the First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of the arrangements.

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Zachary Dean "Roo" Bundy
posted on: 2015-03-31

Zachary Dean "Roo" Bundy, age 18, of Oquawka, Illinois, passed away at 7:30 am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at his residence in Oquawka. He was born on February 18, 1997 and is the son of Ricky D. and Tammy (Murphy) Bundy. Zach was currently a senior at West Central High School and was a member of the F.F.A. and the bowling team. He was a avid NASCAR fan and followed his favorite driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr. #"88". Zach loved to visit the garages of his local sprint car family and friends. He very much enjoyed attending "34" Raceways with his sister Liz. Zach also enjoyed hanging around in the garage with his Dad. Living close to the Mississippi River, he enjoyed fishing with his family and friends. Zach also enjoyed sewing and was an excellent cook. He is survived by his parents; Ricky and Tammy Bundy, one sister; Elizabeth Bundy, one brother; Matthew Bundy, both of Oquawka, IL., numerous aunts and uncles, grandfather Bill Murphy of Oquawka, IL., grandmother Janet Murphy of Abilene, TX. Also surviving are numerous cousins and special friends, especially Shady Hartman. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Jeannine, William, and Hazel Bundy, three aunts; Sherry and Terry Bundy, and Kimmy Davis, and cousin Jerimy Brockett.


Services: A funeral service is planned for 11:00 am on Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the West Central High School Gymnasium in Biggsville, Illinois. His family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 pm on Friday, April 3, 2015 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. Interment will follow the service at Carman Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established.

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John H. Shimmin
posted on: 2015-03-31

John H. Shimmin, age 92, of Monmouth, IL., passed away at 6:47 am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the Roseville Nursing and Rehab Center in Roseville, IL. He was born on June 19, 1922 in Lenox Township of Warren County and is the son of John Robert and Lessie Lena (Weegar) Shimmin. He attended the Brannan Rural Elementary School and graduated from Monmouth High School with the Class of 1940. On August 27, 1942, John married Hazel Irene Rutledge at the Fairview Center United Brethern Church and she preceded him in death on June 5, 2010. He farmed locally until 1962 then worked for F.S. Petroleum as a salesman until he retired in 1984. John served as Lenox Township clerk, auditor, and trustee for a number of years, and John has been the Mayor of "Shimminville" for 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the Fairview Center United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for 50 years, was in the Homebuilders Sunday School Class, and also served as the Church Treasurer for 25 years. John currently worked with his son Stephen as the financial secretary at his Church. He was a longtime member of Gideons International. John had a passion for singing and belonged to the Monmouth Barbershoppers locally and the Silveridge Christian Fellowship and Barbershoppers Groups while in Mesa, AZ. He is survived by two sons; Curt (Sandra) Shimmin and Steve (Ruth Ellen) Shimmin both of rural Monmouth, IL, five grandchildren; Jonathan, Kathleen, Matthew, Stephenie, and Henry, and six great-grandchildren; Bailey, Jennifer, Sara, and Kora, Kourtney, and John Curtis. John was preceded in death by is parents, two brothers, one sister, one great-grandchild, and wife Hazel.


Services: A memorial service will be held at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Fairview Center Methodist Church. His family will be present to receive friends from 3:30-5:30 prior to the service. Cremation is being accorded. A memorial fund is being established for Fairview Center Methodist Church.

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