Obituaries

Alice L. Brakeville
posted on: 2014-10-28

Alice L. Brakeville, age 83, of Monmouth, Illinois, passed away at 3:10 am on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at her residence. She was born on September 9, 1931 in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of Henry W. and Katheryn Mae (Watson) Adams. She was raised on the Adams family farm and attended the Ralston rural school and Monmouth High School. On December 11, 1948, Alice married Trueman L. Brakeville, Jr. in Monmouth. He preceded her in death in January 16, 1992. Alice was a representative for Avon Cosmetics for many years in the local area. She was most of all a homemaker and grandma to her family and friends. She loved to shoot and go fishing, road trips with her grandson, and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan. Surviving Alice is one daughter, Cindy Brakeville of Monmouth, IL, on son, Jim (LuAnn) Brakeville of Little York, Illinois, two grandsons, Jim (Stephanie) Brakeville of Monmouth and Donald "Norm" (Christy) Brakeville of Little York. Also surviving are seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one sister.


Services: A funeral service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 31, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Her family will receive friends from 11:00-1:30 prior to the service at the funeral home on Friday. Interment will follow in the Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial has been established for the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital or OSF Hospice in Galesburg.

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Lori Ann Garner-Millard
posted on: 2014-10-29

Lori Ann Garner-Millard, age 53, of Oquawka, Illinois passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:20 am at the Mayo Clinics in Rochester, MN after a brief illness. She was born on July 8, 1961 in Monmouth, Illinois, the daughter of James Leroy and Mary Lou (Colopy) Garner. Lori attended school at Harding and the Junior High School and attended Monmouth High School with the class of 1979. She attained her GED at the age of 38. She was first married to James Spiker. She later married Donald Eugene Millard II in Oquawka, and he is surviving. Lori began work at the Clark Gas in Oquawka, Illinois. She continued with them as general manager, and managed six stations including the one in Monmouth, Illinois. Lori, in July of 2012, bought the "Twist and Shout" in Oquawka, Illinois which she operates to the present. Lori never worried about herself, only her friends, and loved her cats. She was all about her friends and her grandchildren and only knew a friend. Lori is survived by her husband, Donald Millard of Oquawka, two daughters; Amber (Luke) Marston of Aledo,IL and Jamie (fianc? Brad Bell) Spiker of Oquawka, IL, one son; Nicholas J. Garner of Oquawka, IL, and step-children; Justin "Sam" (Samantha) Millard and Ryan (fianc? Kayla Hillman) both of Oquawka, IL, and seven grand children. She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, and a number of other cousins, aunts and uncles.

Services: A Memorial Service is planned for 2:00 pm on Wednesday , November 5, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. Cremation is being accorded in Minnesota. A memorial fund is being established by her family.

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Betty J Kinkaid
posted on: 2014-10-30

Betty J. Kinkaid, age 80, of Gerlaw, Illinois passed away at Galesburg Cottage Hospital on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 12:30 am. Betty was born on February 19, 1934 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the daughter of David and Alta L. Ryner Smith. She was raised in Little York, Illinois where she attended local school and graduated from Little York High School with the class of 1952. Betty married Wayne L. Kinkaid on July 3, 1952 at Fall Creek in Henderson County, and he preceded her in death on September 12, 2009. Betty began work as a telephone operator in Monmouth and then was a secretary for the Illinois Bankers Life Insurance Company in Monmouth, IL. She later worked at Smolers/Formfit as seamstress and then was employed at the Monmouth Pottery for a time. Betty later baby sat babies for many family members and friends. She is a member of the High Point Gun Club and an avid Chicago Cub's Fan. She most enjoyed working out in the yard. Betty also enjoyed collecting landscape rocks and watching birds at her feeders. She is survived by two daughters, Carol J (Randy) Devlin of Galesburg, Illinois and Caren (Steve) Stanley of Alliance, Nebraska. One son survives, James (Stephanie) Kinkaid of Gerlaw, Illinois also survives. There are eleven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Two sisters survive, Annie Snell of Galva, IL and Myra Brown of Stronghurst, Illinois are surviving. She is preceded in her death by her parents, husband, one daughter Connie, one brother, and one sister.


Services: A funeral service for Betty J. Kinkaid will be at 11:00 am on Monday November 3, 2014 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. Her family plans visitation with their family present at the funeral Monday from 10:00 am to 11:00 am prior to the service. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial fund is being established for the Gerlaw Christian Church.

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Arline V. Munson
posted on: 2014-10-31
Arline V. Munson, age 74, of Monmouth, Illinois; passed away at 1:14 pm on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at OSF St.Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois. Arline was born December 22, 1939 in the rural Smithshire area and is the daughter of Roy E. "Dutch" and Lily A. Wingfield Dixon. The family moved to Aurora, Illinois when Arline was a girl and she attended local schools and the East Aurora High School. She later was previously married to Floyd R. Munson. Arline began work at Helen's Restaurant in Aurora where she loved to wait tables and be a waitress. She did this for a number of years. Upon her return to the area she worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, IA for a time. She then was employed twenty-two years by Maytag in Galesburg, IL in Final Inspection and Repair, from which she retired. Arline loved to go to Flea Markets with her good friend Jerry Henry and loved to go play Bingo. She enjoyed handwork and crocheting and made Afghans and Baby Blankets for many of her friends and family. She was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears Fan and never missed the Little League World Series. She always watched horse and harness racing, and loved to cook. She is known for her stuffed cabbage, hot ham salad, and her banana cream pie. Most of all she adored her Grandchildren and family. Surviving her is her daughter, Suzan (Kevin) Tisdale of North Pekin, IL; two sons, Daniel Munson of Harrington, DE. and David (Christi) Munson of Monmouth, IL. There are six grandchildren, Emilee Bowling, Debra Bowling McKee, Michael Bowling, Kellie Munson, Clayton Vestal, and Hannah Vestal. there are two great grandchildren, Carter Bowling and Pheonix Miller. There is one sister, Tamra (Douglas) Dixon Rankin of Monmouth, IL and Mike (Leona) Dixon of rural Galesburg, IL.


Services: A gathering of her family and friends is planned at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois on Monday afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial fund is being established by his family and may be left at the funeral home.

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