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Joe R. Torrance
posted on: 2015-02-27
Joe Robert Torrance, age 52, of Oquawka, Illinois, died on February 25, 2015 in Frankfurt, Germany. Funeral arrangements are pending at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois.

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Harry E. Talley, Jr.
posted on: 2015-02-28

Harry E. Talley, Jr., age 74, died at 3:27 am on February 28, 2015 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. He was born on April 20, 1940 in Monmouth, Illinois the son of Harry Edward Sr. and Clara Marie (Travis) Talley. He was reared and educated in Monmouth and attended Harding elementary, Central, and Monmouth High School. Harry proudly served during the Vietnam Conflict as a Engineer in the United States Army. He was formerly married to Mary Jane Lamb. Harry began employment with Bill Ross Plumbing and later worked at Gates Rubber Company in Galesburg, IL. Later in life, he relocated to California and worked for the school system there. Most recently, he worked for and retired from the Decker Brothers at Monmouth Metal Culvert as a metal worker and welder. Harry loved the mountains, being outdoors, hunting, fishing, motorcycles, cars, and guns. Harry is survived by two sons; Wayne (Kim) Talley and Mark (Janelle) Talley both of Burlington, IA, three sisters; Karen (David) Tweed of Galesburg, IL, Mary (Rod) Haight of Robbins, IA, and Judith Heath of Vinton, IA. He is survived by his grandchildren, Carissa and Drake Talley, Kirstie Everington, Brandon (Laura) and Ashleigh Tweed. Megan and Logan Talley, Kayla, Kelsey, and Kolton Haight, Natasha and Christian May, Erica and Elizabeth Chandler, Levi and Mary Kay Jones, Jordon Krotz, and Justin Purcell. Three sisters survive, Donna Sheese, Katie Parker, Dixie (Robert) Reimolds, and Mary Ann Cole all of Monmouth, Illinois and two brothers, John ( Joyce) Talley of Marion, Illinois and Bill (Arletha) Talley of Monmouth, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Shawn Chandler, and three brothers.


Services: A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Oquawka, Illinois. His family will be present to receive friends from 11:00-1:00 on Wednesday before the service. Interment with Military Honors will follow the service in the Oquawka Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established by his family.

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