Obituaries

Margaret F. Westfield
posted on: 2014-08-14

Margaret F. Westfield, age 89, of St.Louis, MO and formerly of Monmouth, IL. passed away on Wednesday August 13, 2014 at Stonebridge Nursing Home in Maryland Heights, MO. Margaret was born May 3, 1925 on the Shunick farm in Warren County and is the daughter of Thomas H. and Sarah C. Shunick Brooks. She began school in Little York and attended rural schools. She attended Central School and graduated from Monmouth High School in 1943. After graduation she entered the civil service and began her time in the state of Georgia where she was secretary and excelled in shorthand at Robins AFB in Macon, Georgia. Margaret returned from Georgia in 1946. She married Floyd D. "Bud Westfield on August 12, 1947 in Monmouth, Illinois. He preceded her in death on September 25, 1979. Margaret began work here cleaning houses and then was employed at Monmouth Pottery, at Ford Hopkins, at Hawcock's Cafe, and at Danucas's Candy Kitchen. Upon her return from Georgia she was employed at the Illinois Banker's Life Insurance Company of Monmouth. Margaret during the 1950s was employed at Admiral Corporation in Galesburg and the Galesburg Unemployment Office. In the early 1960s she worked in the Admisssions Office of Monmouth College. Margaret became administrative secretary at Monmouth Hospital in 1964 and later helped build Community Memorial Hospital in Monmouth, Illinois. Margaret assisted her husband, Bud in the operation of the store and they operated that until 1972 when it closed. While in Monmouth, Margaret was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and it's Altar and Rosary Society. She also was a member of Altrusa Club and the Business and Professional Women's Club. She moved to St. Louis in 1987 to be with her daughter, Lisa.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Lisa Westfield and friend, John Bohne of St. Louis, Missouri and nephews, John Williams in Altemonte Springs, Florida and Arthur (Bonnie ) Fullerton in Galesburg, IL. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Mary Masterson and Lucille Williams and three brothers, John, Thomas, and William Brooks.


Services: A graveside service is planned on Saturday August 30th at 1:30 pm at St.Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Monmouth, Illinois celebrated by Monsignor Thomas Mack. A gathering of her family and friends will be from NOON to 1:00 pm prior to the service at Turnbulls. A memorial fund is being established for either BJC Foundation, The Brooks Westfield Fund for Thoracic Research, or Immaculate Conception Church and/or school.

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Zachary Austin Carrier
posted on: 2014-08-25

Zachary Austin Carrier, 22 of Bradenton, Florida, lost his battle with Cystic Fibrosis on August 22nd, 2014. He was born December 8th, 1991 in Kankakee, IL. and is the son of Kendall Carrier and Christy Welch Sincavage. He was raised and educated in the Pittsfield, IL area and graduated from Braden River High School in 2010. He currently is enrolled at The State College of Florida majoring in jazz piano performance.
Zachary was a passionate musician and participated in the following music organizations: Davenport and Braden River High School's marching bands, jazz bands, and concert bands, Manatee County Independent Indoor Percussion Ensemble, Tampa Bay Thunder Drum and Bugle Corps, State College of Florida Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra and Jazz Combo. Zac was a multi-talented musician, fluent on piano, saxophone, oboe, marimba, xylophone and vibraphone. He attended West Bradenton Baptist Church and loved performing in the praise band.
Aside from music, Zac enjoyed reading, history, creative writing, poetry, video games, sailing, road trips, and spending time with his family and friends. He also spent a lot of time supporting others with cystic fibrosis through online chats and blogs.
Zac was a very caring young man and had the incredible ability to make friends of all ages in just one meeting. He has made an imprint on the hearts of many and was an inspiration to all who met him.
Zac is survived by his parents Kendall Carrier, of Bradenton, FL; and Christy (Welch) Sincavage and Step-Father Charles Sincavage of Morrow, OH; sisters Angela Barger and Nathan of Amelia Ohio, Holly Carrier of Cincinnati, OH and brother Kristopher Carrier of Bradenton, FL. One step sister, Carlee Sincavage and step brother Casey Sincavage, both of Evansville, IN also survive. Zachary also leaves one niece, Vera Leoni Barger and a grandmother, Rosalind (Lewis) Welch. He also leaves numerous uncles, aunts and cousins. Zac was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenny and Dorothy Carrier, maternal grandfather, Clarence Welch and one uncle, Richard "Rick" Carrier.


Services: A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 30th at 10 a.m. at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, for Zac. The family will be available for visitation at 9 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. An interment service will follow at Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery.
A celebration of life service will be held at West Bradenton Baptist Church, in Bradenton, Florida on Monday, September 1st at 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, the family asks that donations be made in Zac's memory to fund research to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria and its effects on those with Cystic Fibrosis. Donations may be made to North River Community Church, Zachary Carrier Fund, PO Box 305, Ellenton, Florida, 34222.


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