Obituaries

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

Margaret F. Westfield, 89, of St. Louis (formerly of Monmouth) died at 12:15 A.M., Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014.

Services: Services are tentatively planned for Saturday, August 30, 2014. Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth is in charge of arrangements.


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Marian B. "Nan" Carlson
posted on: 2014-08-18

Marian B. "Nan" Carlson, age 85, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 5:50 pm on Sunday August 17, 2014 at Rosewood Care Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Nan was born on October 1, 1928 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of W. C. and Patsy Roy Evans. She was raised in Monmouth where she attended public schools and Monmouth High School where she graduated with the class of 1947. She later attended and received her certification as a Certified Nurses Aid. Marian was married to Robert F. Carlson on June 29, 1947 at First Lutheran Church in Monmouth, Illinois. He preceded her in death on May 10, 1992. Nan first worked at Formfit of Monmouth for twelve and a half years and also was a member and served as president of the Ten Year Club. She served a number of years as a Certified Nurses Assistant at Community Memorial Hospital. She also worked private duty locally for five years in Home Health Care. Nan lastly worked at Barnes Brothers Grocery as a cake decorator for a number of years. In earlier years she enjoyed baking and decorating Wedding and Special Occasion Cakes. She also liked crocheting afghans, sewing and crafts. She was an avid reader, bird watcher, and liked embroidery and handwork. Her hobbies were her cats, family, grandchildren, playing cards, T.V. games shows, and doing word puzzles.
She is survived by three daughters, Jenny Harris ( Bill Griffin ) of St. Charles, Missouri; Kay (Scott) Raziano of Lakewood, California; and Kathy (Steve) Bichsel of Monmouth, Illinois. There are six grandchildren, Chrystal (Michael) McCoy of St.Charles, MO; Brandon (Karen) Harris of St. Charles, MO; Matt J. Lovdahl and Blake Bichsel both of Monmouth, IL and Alexis and Courtney Raziano of Lakewood, California. There are two Great Grandchildren, Michaela and Caleb McCoy of St.Charles, Missouri. There are two special nieces and nephews, Ann and Stan McCrery of Aledo, Illinois. Her brother, Richard "Shortie" (Marilyn) Evans of Monmouth, Illinois and Marjorie Ressler of Arlington, Texas also survive. Special care givers, Pam and Allen Wilson and the Turnquist family. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and infant daughter, her stepfather, and a number of brothers and sisters.


Services: A funeral service will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday August 20, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Interment will be in Monmouth Cemetery. Her family plans visitation with the family receiving their friends from 5:00 to 7:00 on Tuesday evening at the funeral home. A memorial fund is being established for either First United Methodist Church in Monmouth, or Parkinson's Disease.

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Eva Marie Hoskins
posted on: 2014-08-18
Eva M. Hoskins, age 89, of Henderson County, passed away at the Burlington Care Center in Burlington, Iowa on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 5:45 am. Eva was born on August 29, 1924 in Lock Ridge, Iowa and is the daughter of Zach and Maude Nichols Hathaway. She was raised and educated in Henderson County. Eva married John Hoskins on February 14, 1952 in Dallas City, Illinois. He preceded her in death. Eva was a homemaker in her own home and enjoyed tending to her children and family. She enjoyed reading, taking care of the kids, and playing dominos. She is survived by her daughters Carol Nelson of Ottawa, Kansas; Eva (Greg) Scanlin of Keokuk, Iowa; and Judy Myers of Salem, Iowa. One son survives, John Hoskins, Jr. of Biggsville, Illinois. There are numerous Grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Her sister, Rosalee Livingston also survives in Joplin, Missouri. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, two sons, Randy Hoskins and Don Hathaway, and her daughter, Tina Louise Hoskins.


Services: A viewing/visitation hour is planned on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL from the Noon hour to 3:00 pm. No other service arrangements are planned presently. A fellowship gathering is then planned following at the Biggsville Community Center in Biggsville, IL., at 4:00 pm by her family following the visitation. Cremation is then to be accorded and her ashes will be interred in the Biggsville Cemetery at a later date. A memorial fund is being established by her family to defray expenses.

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Louise V. Pacelt
posted on: 2014-08-20

Louise V. Pacelt, age 78, of Oquawka, Illinois passed away at 2:05 am on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at the Monmouth Nursing Home in Monmouth, Illinois. She was born on April 3, 1936 in Blackbird Station, Delaware and is the daughter of Elwood and Pearl George Foraker. She was raised in Blackbird Station and attended the local schools. She graduated from Middletown High School in 1954 and then attended and received certification as a Registered Nurse in Delaware. She married Fred L. Pacelt on October 4, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois and he is surviving. Louise began work at Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware where she was employed for several years. She then moved to Chicago, Illinois and worked at Norwegian American Hospital for a few more years as an RN. Louise then began raising a family and becoming a mother to her husband and children working only occasionally. Louise loved the Mississippi River and moved from Chicago to Sin City, near Oquawka in 1996. Louise loved the river, her gardening and yard landscaping at her home. She was of the Roman Catholic faith. She is survived by her husband, Fred L. Pacelt of Oquawka, Illinois and four sons, Stephen (Laurie) Pacelt of Round Lake, IL; Jeffery (Brenda) Pacelt of Aurora, IL; Kenny Pacelt of Oquawka, IL; and Phil (Trish) Pacelt of West Chicago, IL. There are six grandchildren and one great grandson. Three sisters survive, Pauline Kahall, Delores (Howard) Bud, and Irene Coleman, all in the state of Delaware. She is preceded in death by her parents and four brothers.


Services: A funeral mass will be at 1:00 pm at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Aledo, IL. on Saturday, August 23, 2014. Her family plans visitation with the family receiving friends at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, IL on Friday evening, August 22, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. Interment will be in St.Mary's Cemetery in Keithsburg, IL. following the mass. A memorial fund is being established for the Henderson County Cancer Fund.

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Clara McVey
posted on: 2014-08-20
Clara McVey, age 75, of Biggsville, Illinois passed away on Monday, August 18, 2014 in Biggsville. Arrangements are pending at Turnbull Funeral Home.

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