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Barr, Charlotte L. - Bevier  
CLARENCE, Mo. -- Charlotte L. Barr, 72, of Clarence, died May 22, 2016, at Lock Haven Senior Living Community, Macon. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home, Clarence. Burial will be at a later date in Maplewood Cemetery, Clarence. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on May 25, 2016
Bradshaw, Nancy Swanberg - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Nancy Swanberg Bradshaw, formerly of Quincy, passed away May 21, 2016 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 81 due to complications related to multi-infarct dementia. A native of Quincy, Nancy was born Nancy Gail Swanberg on May 15, 1935, to Dr. William Harold Swanberg, originally of Philadelphia, Pa., and Mildred Chapman Wilber, originally of Yellville, Ark. Her father served as the local radiologist and the family enjoyed a level of prominence in the community. They resided in the historic home erected in 1883 by Colonel Edward Prince at 1680 Maine. Nancy attended Webster Elementary School and, due to her intelligence, started college at the early age of 15 attending Francis Shimer Junior College, then part of the University of Chicago. She later studied at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority and engaged in student government as well as the Association of Women Students, earning a bachelor of arts in English at the age of 20 in 1955. Throughout her late adolescence and early adult years, Nancy enjoyed a variety of budding careers including modeling, writing and journalism. She also traveled extensively throughout Europe and spent summers at the Swanberg family retreat on West Twin Lake, near Nisswa, Minn., often attending Camp Lake Hubert for girls. She continued to spend summers at West Twin Lake until the 1980s. In 1956, Nancy married Joseph Don Isaacs (1933-2008) of Faucett, Mo., whom she had met while attending the University of Missouri. While the marriage only lasted a few years, the union produced two children, Joseph Bradley Isaacs in Sacramento, Calif., and Brenda Gail Isaacs (Booth) in Kansas City, Mo.; she remained friendly with the Isaacs family throughout her life. In the 1960s, Nancy moved to Houston, Texas. There she wrote articles for the Houston Post and taught medical writing at Baylor College of Medicine. Among her many accomplishments, she was a 1963 Fellowship Recipient of the American Medical Writers Association, an organization founded by her father in 1940. In 1969, Nancy married John Elliot Bradshaw (1935-2016) of Houston, who would later become a best-selling author, nationally known speaker and television personality. Nancy helped fuel John's early rise to prominence by marketing his lectures and workshops through Bradshaw Cassettes, a company she founded. She was an active member of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, participated in various educational organizations in Houston, and was heavily involved in the gestalt therapy community. Married 20 years, Nancy and John had one son, John Elliot Bradshaw Jr., and continued as business associates for several years following their divorce in 1989. They remained lifelong friends. In the 1990s, Nancy moved to Durango, Colo., where she enjoyed a stately home in the mountains along the Animas River and a flourishing life in the community. During her years there she participated in equestrian activities and local organizations, most notably Bandanas & Boots, a charity initiative raising funds for local nonprofits. In 2008, she returned to Texas to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Her struggle with dementia began with an early diagnosis in 2000; the affliction slowly progressed until she required full-time care. Her final years were spent at Silverado Memory Care Community in Bee Cave, Texas, just north of Austin. She was surrounded by her children at the time of her death. Throughout her life, Nancy had a remarkable financial acumen and a wide range of pursuits and hobbies, each of which she approached with an intensity and single-mindedness that reflected her high intelligence and eclectic interests. Often reserved in public, she had a wonderful vitality and earnestness, a deep love for family and friends, and endearing eccentricities that made her a unique and remarkable person. She is survived by her eldest sister, Jo Ann Spiva Kimball of Poway, Calif.; son, Joseph Bradley Isaacs of Austin; daughter, Brenda Isaacs Booth of Austin; son, John Elliot Bradshaw Jr. of Houston; grandchildren, Liam Elliot Booth, Jackson Cowdrey Booth and Cassie Rose Isaacs, all of Austin; and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins spanning the country. Nancy was preceded in death by her father, William Harold Swanberg, M.D. (1891-1970); mother, Mildred Wilber Swanberg (1901-1987); brother, (William Harold) Bill Swanberg Jr. (1920-1987); and sister, Mary Louise Spiva Burnham (1926-1999). SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016. at Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, 6221 Main St., Houston, with the Rev. Neil Alan Willard conducting. Nancy's remains will be interred with those of her father at Woodland Cemetery Mausoleum, Quincy, Ill. ARRANGEMENTS: Bradshaw-Carter Memorial and Funeral Services, 1734 W. Alabama St., Houston, TX 77098. 713- 521-0066. WEBSITE: bradshawcarter.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com . Nancy's three children also welcome messages from her friends, colleagues and classmates at the following email -- WeRememberNancy@gmail.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 26 to May 28, 2016
Burrows, Leo - Pittsfield  
Leo Burrows, 77, of Pittsfield, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at his residence in Pittsfield. Leo was born Nov. 29, 1938, in Littletown, a son of Amos Roscoe and Florence Marie Krohe Burrows. He married Sue Quincy and to this marriage were three sons, Michael, Mark and Matthew. He later married Donna Pearson on Sept. 1, 1973, and to this marriage were three children, Gabriel, Daniel and Victoria. Prior to opening his own business, Leo was employed at International Harvester Foundry, Callender Construction and with Dick Alspaugh. In 1974, Leo opened Burrows Alignment and Tire, taking great pride in building his business on the principles of honesty and fairness. Leo was a proud and long-time member of Pittsfield Masonic Lodge No. 790 AF&AM for which he served two terms as Worshipful Master along with numerous other stations throughout the years. He was very proud of being a 32-degree member and a participant of the Scottish Rite and Shriners. Leo was very community-service oriented, especially toward children, building soccer goals for the newly formed soccer league and sponsoring many sports teams throughout the years. Leo was a 40-plus-year member of the Pittsfield Lions Club, volunteering his time to operate the Lions Club airplane ride at community events. During this time Leo took great pleasure in watching the generations of children and families pass through his gate. He also enjoyed serving as a board member and president for the Valley Boat Club. He was an avid bow and shotgun hunter, and especially enjoyed black-powder hunting. He also enjoyed fishing and hunting wild flowers. Leo loved listening to opera and watching ballet plus spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a very loving and proud husband and father. Leo is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Michael Burrows of Pittsfield, Mark Burrows of Pittsfield, Gabriel Burrows of Springfield and Daniel Burrows of Osage Beach, Mo.; a daughter, Victoria Burrows Wood of Savannah, Ga.; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Emma, Eli, Kathryn and Natalie Burrows and Damion, Emily and Caitlyn Wood; a sister, Clarice Emanuel of Charleston, Ill.; a brother, Larry (Roz) Burrows of Columbia, Mo.; and a daughter-in-law, Rachel Burrows of Griggsville. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Matthew Burrows in 2015; his brother and wife, Judge Cecil Jackson and Virginia Burrows; and a brother-in-law, Victor Emanuel. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Pastor Jon Kroeze conducting. Interment will be in West Cemetery in Pittsfield. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the funeral home. Masonic services accorded by Pittsfield Masonic Lodge No. 790 AF&AM will be at 7 p.m. Saturday following the visitation. MEMORIALS: Memorials are suggested to Pittsfield Masonic Lodge No. 790 Scholarship Fund, Shriners Hospital for Children or Pittsfield Lion's Club. ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield. WEBSITE: nieburfh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 20 to May 22, 2016
Buss, Gerald J. "Jerry" - Golden  
Gerald J. "Jerry" Buss, 80, of Golden, passed away Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Golden Good Shepherd Home in Golden. Jerry was born May 12, 1936, in Golden, to the late John J. and Rosa Weerts Buss. He married Joyce May Post on Feb. 9, 1958, in Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Golden. Joyce survives of Golden. Jerry attended Union Three Grade School and Golden Grade School, and graduated from Golden High School. He served in the Navy Reserves for eight years. He was a lifelong farmer and drove a truck for Sharkey Transportation for more than 23 years. Jerry was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden and was a youth sponsor for several years for the LYO. He was a member of the Golden Lions Club and Golden Good Shepherd Board, a volunteer bus driver for Golden Good Shepherd Home and for more than 50 years he played taps for military funerals. Surviving are two sons, Andrew G. Buss of Golden and Philip G. (Kim) Buss of O'Fallon, Mo.; two grandchildren, Sophie and Eli Buss, both of O'Fallon, Mo.; one brother, Lloyd (Betty Jo) Buss of Rochester Hills, Mich.; two sisters, Rose Marie Ufkes of Yuba City, Calif., and Joleen M. Gleesman of Vernon Hills; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother in infancy, Harold Buss. SERVICES: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Golden with the Rev. Brad Eidson conducting. Interment will be in Golden Memorial Gardens in Golden. VISITATION: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, prior to services, at the church. MEMORIALS: Golden Good Shepherd Home, Blessing Foundation for Hospice or Trinity Lutheran Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Hunter Funeral Home, Golden. WEBSITE: hunterfuneralhomes.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from May 27 to May 29, 2016
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