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Hackbarth, Norma G. - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Norma G. Hackbarth, 95, formerly of 2624 Manor Hill Drive, died at 2:50 a.m. Friday (April 10, 2015) in the Good Samaritan Home. She was born April 24, 1919, in Wausau, Wis., a daughter of Carl and Helen Henke Wagner. On Nov. 30, 1940, she married Harold Hackbarth in Wausau. He died Dec. 1, 1995. Norma and Harold moved to Sheboygan, Wis., after their marriage. Harold's career moved the happy couple to many places including Wausau, Fort Madison, Iowa, and finally to Quincy. Norma began her career as a part-time volunteer at the American Heart Association before being employed as a secretary with the association. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church where she was a Sunday school teacher, a member of the Altar Guild and Katie's Ladies. She was a troop leader for the Brownies and the Girl Scouts as well as many other organizations. You could always count on Norma to volunteer where needed. Norma's spirit of volunteerism lives on in her children. In her spare time, she enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening as well as cooking. Most of all she loved spending time with children. Norma will be remembered as a generous, loving and giving person. Survivors include two daughters, Mary Fox of Chicago, and Margaret (Frank) Hedrick of Mansfield, Texas; four grandchildren, Shannon (Bill) Fraser, Allison (Seth Raman) Fox, Kimberly (Eric) Rice and Robert Hedrick; and seven great-grandchildren, Ryan Hedrick, Sonya and Amber Fraser, Maya and Levi Rice and Avra and Camille Raman. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Taft; a brother, James Wagner; and a twin brother, Norman Wagner SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at St. James Lutheran Church with the Rev. Marlin Rempfer conducting. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. VISITATION: 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church. MEMORIALS: American Heart Association. ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2015
Halsey, Florence - Paloma  
PALOMA, Ill. -- Florence M. Halsey, a longtime Paloma resident, died at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday (April 8, 2015) at her home in Paloma. Born May 23, 1918, in Brown County, Florence was the daughter of Frederick A. and Minnie Jane Waters Jones. She married William Newton on Aug. 12, 1934, in Carthage. He died in 1969. She married Harold Halsey in 1974. He died in 1978. During World War II, Florence worked in Alton, making ammunition and later worked at Electric Wheel in Quincy. She loved her community of Paloma and became postmaster at the Paloma Post Office, a position she held for more than 30 years. Florence was also a licensed hairdresser for 67 years, operating a salon from her home, which her son, Bill, operates today. She was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees. Florence enjoyed crocheting, quilting and ceramics. Survivors include her son, William "Bill" Newton of Paloma; four grandchildren, Charlotte Mowen Green (Randy) of Barry, Roger Mowen of Quincy, Rebecca Mowen Bixler (Kevin) of Crane Hill, Ala., and Marvin Mowen (Jeanna) of Fowler; 10 great-grandchildren, Heather Green Lish (Rick), Melinda Green Grewe (Nathan), Scott Green (Heather), Joshua Green, Brady Mowen, Keegan Thiele Bixler, Kelsey Bixler, Brenden Mowen, Shane Mowen and Jesse Nemecek; 12 great-great-grandchildren, Ricky, Caleb, Skylar, Makenzie, Ashley, Alexander, Danielle, Joshua, Alexandria, Aydan, Maya and Collin; and many loving nieces and nephews. Florence was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Barbara Jane Mowen; a son-in-law, Harold Mowen; two brothers, Ralph Jones and Rupert Jones; and a sister, Inez Beard. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy by Pastor Nathan Grewe. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 10, and Saturday until the time of services at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Paloma Community Club. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home, Quincy. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 9 to Apr. 11, 2015
Ham, Gary Eugene  
RIPLEY, Ill -- Gary Eugene Ham, 67, of Ripley, died April 11, 2015, at his home. Cremation will be accorded with a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 12, 2015
Hastings, Kevin L.  
Kevin L. Hastings, 50, of Quincy, died April 7, 2015, at Blessing Hospital. Graveside memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Loraine Cemetery. There will be no visitation. The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 14, 2015
Howard, Arley Loyde - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Arley Loyde Howard, 55, of 515 N. Fifth, died Friday (April 10, 2015). He was born April 21, 1959, in Quincy, a son of Paul Vernon and Irene Lucille (Bush) Howard. He was raised by his stepfather, Richard Pipkin Sr. Arley worked for many years at an orchard, Greenmount Cemetery, Village Inn and most recently as a janitor at Titan Wheel. He was in the U.S. Navy. Arley attended the Crossing. His son, Arley John, was his life. He loved being outdoors, camping, and taking care of his yard and plants. He is survived by two sons, Arley John Howard and Jason Howard; three siblings, Debbie Waters (Terry) of Quincy, Richard Pipkin, and Karen Fields (Doug) of LaBelle, Mo. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather; and a sister in infancy. SERVICES: 2 p.m. graveside service and burial Tuesday, April 14, in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: There will be no visitation. MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.duker andhaugh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 12 to Apr. 14, 2015
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