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Erie, IL 61250
September 14, 1943 - October 18, 2014
Jerry was born September 14, 1943 in Lynn, Arkansas, the son of Willie and Mabel Wrather Alls. Jerry married Oretta Starling with whom he had children Michael and Carin. He later married Beverly Janssen who passed away in April, 2009. While married to Beverly, Jerry played a huge role in raising their grandchildren and great grandchildren. He later met Karen Rice with whom he made his home in Geneseo.
Jerry farmed for most of his life, most recently working at Warkins Farms. Jerry also worked for the Village of Erie retiring in 2012. Jerry volunteered for the Erie Fire Department for five years. Jerry also drove semi for Amoco Oil for many years. Jerry was a member of the Erie Baptist Church and served there as a trustee. Jerry was a much loved member of the Erie community prior to moving to Geneseo.
Survivors include his children, Mike Alls, Erie and Carin Tompkins, Moline, a granddaughter, Jessica, stepchildren, Jeanne Lyon, Davenport and Chris Lyon, Erie, 4 step grandchildren, 3 step great grandchildren. Jerry is also survived by brothers, Wilson, John, Richard and Carl Alls, sisters, Marie Corbitt, Jen Owens, Opha Arnold and Lois Fitzwater and also nieces and nephews who greatly admired their uncle Jerry. He was preceded in death by his wife, Beverly, his parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
February 1, 1926 - October 15, 2014
2014 at his home. Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday,
October 20th at the Fenton United Methodist Church, Fenton, IL.
Visitation will be from 2-6 PM Sunday at Gibson Bode Funeral Home,
Erie, with a Masonic service beginning at 6:00 PM. Burial will be in
the Fenton Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Fenton United
Jim was born February 1, 1926 on the family farm near Fenton, IL.
He was the son of John Howard and Irene (James) Hawk. Jim married
Charlotte Burns on January 13, 1951 at the Fenton Methodist Church.
He was a lifelong farmer, running Hawk Brothers Farm with his brother
One of his proud accomplishments was converting the one room
school house that he attended as a child into a cabin that he moved to
the family lake for all to enjoy. Jim was involved in the development
of Lake Erie Country Club and served on its first Board of Directors.
He was a member of the Erie Masonic Lodge and is a past Worthy
Master. He enjoyed bowling in league through the Fenton Elevator.
His many hobbies over the years included traveling, camping, water
skiing, playing pinochle, golfing and watching sports, especially the
Chicago teams and Iowa Hawkeyes. Most importantly Jim loved being
with his family.
He is survived by his wife Charlotte; 3 children and their
spouses, Bradley James (Jill) Hawk, Lakewood, IL, Pamela Jo
(Paul) Connor, Wheaton, IL, Lisa I. (Rick) Grigsby, Wheaton, IL;
grandchildren, Shaun (Gwenda) Hawk, Jennifer (Bryce) Riemer, Brian
(Courtney) Hawk, Ashley (Alan) George, Lindsey Coffman, Garrett
Connor, Jason Connor, Lauren Grigsby, Ian Grigsby; and 10 great
grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brother,
August 12, 1968 - October 12, 2014
Paula was born August 12, 1968 in Rock Island, IL, the daughter of Gary DeBuyesere and Sheryl Lyford. She married Edgar Lee Taylor, Jr.
Paula served in the US Army as a journalist retiring in 2013 after 18 years of dedicated service. She accepted Christ into her life at the age of nine years old. She enjoyed boating, motorcycling, crafting and cooking.
Paula is survived by her husband, Edgar Lee Taylor, Jr. of Cape Coral; mother, Sherry Lyford of Fort Myers Beach, FL; father, Gary DeBuysere and her stepmother, Charlotte of Hillsdale, IL; brother, Doug DeBuysere and his wife Beth of Geneseo, IL; one nephew, Collin DeBuysere of Davenport, IA and one niece, Lauren DeBuysere of Geneseo, IL, and best friend, Eugenia Kort. Condolences may be left to the family at www.gibsonbodefh.com or www.fortmyersmemorial.com
November 28, 1937 - October 12, 2014
Earl was born November 28, 1937 in Ringgold County, Iowa, the son of Arthur and Cora (Campbell) Pritchard. He graduated from Tingley High School, Tingley, Iowa in 1956. He was a parts distribution manager for Mazda Auto in Texas. Earl married Mary F. Beckstrom on November 18, 1976 in Rockford. She preceded him in death in 1997. He had been a member of the Masonic Lodge and Shrine in Rockford and Erie and attained the Scottish Rite Consistory 32nd Degree. His hobbies included collecting coins, playing bingo and spending time with friends and family.
Survivors include four children, Steve (Linda) Pritchard, Wilmington, IL, Theresa Grams, Clinton, IA, Pam (Brad) Brooks, Erie, Tim Lemke, Erie; sister, Mary Sue McIntosh, Tingley, IA; and several grandchildren. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; son, Jeff Earl; and daughter, Teresa Parson. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Snelling, Hubert "Butch"
July 7, 1928 - October 10, 2014
Butch was born July 7, 1928 in Trenton, MO, the son of Sylvester and Meredith (Roop) Snelling. He served his country in the Marine Corps. Following his military service, Butch married Louise Wiersema in Davenport. He was an electrician for the Rock Island Lines Railroad, retiring in 1991. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Rock Island Lines Credit Union.
Following retirement, Butch enjoyed spending time working on lawn mowers. His hobbies included fishing and hunting, playing cards and occasional trips to the river boats. He was a favorite of the grandchildren and great grandchildren and had just as much fun with them.
Butch is survived by his wife Louise; children, Michael (Joann) Snelling, East Moline, Gayle (Leslie) Hines, Des Moines, IA, Mitchell Snelling, Port Byron, Marcus Snelling (Karan Thomas), Port Byron, Martin Lee Snelling, Rapids City; 13 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Shirley) Snelling, Excelsior Springs, MO, Charles (Dorothy) Snelling, Independence, MO, Larry (Vicky) Snelling, Mayview, MO; sisters, Grace Parson, Chillicothe, MO, and Jean Leslie, Independence, MO. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Arthur Snelling and sister, Corlene Avery. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
Cain, Wilton "Bill"
August 10, 1925 - October 7, 2014
Burial will be in the Cordova Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Society, Geneseo.
Bill was born August 10, 1925 in Hillsdale, IL, the son of Forrest and Hazel (Moody) Cain. He married Dorothy Dot D. Kropp on April 30, 1943 in Davenport. She preceded him in death in 2012. Bill was a farmer and he also worked for the former Golden Seed Company in Cordova, retiring in 1990. He was a member of the Fairfield United Methodist Church, Port Byron, and a former member of the Geneseo Moose Lodge. His pleasures in life were fishing, playing cards, picking walnuts in the fall and wintering in Arizona.
He is survived by daughters, Barbara Jean (Roy) Oberg, Lombard, IL, Linda (Charles) Obligato, Hayden, ID; son, Timothy (Nancy) Cain, Meade, CO; 3 grandchildren, Philip Kearney, Erin (Kevin) Gehrke and Rosie Cain; sister, Lois Kropp, East Moline; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers, Lawrence and Delbert Cain and sister, Bernice Cain. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com
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