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Humke, Carl W. "Bill" - Quincy  
QUINCY - Carl W. "Bill" Humke, 79, of 115 E. Waterford, died at 9:50 a.m. Friday (Feb. 20, 2015) at the Good Samaritan Home. Bill was born on Oct. 14, 1935, in the Sutter farming community, a son of John F. and Sophia A. Meyer Humke. Following graduation from Quincy Senior High School, he attended Knox College in Galesburg and Quincy College, now Quincy University. On Sept. 3, 1960, Bill married Sharon Lea Wittland at Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ. She survives. In July 1957, Bill went to work for Electric Wheel Co., which had just been purchased by Firestone Tire and Rubber Co., based in Akron, Ohio. For the next 25 years, Bill served Electric Wheel in capacities of plant accountant, manager, general accounting, controller and general sales manager. Bill and Sharon, along with their daughter, Dawn, moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where Bill became vice president of marketing for Dico Inc. He then became president of Dico Tire Inc., based in Clinton, Tenn., a suburb of Knoxville. While living in Knoxville, Bill operated a general management consultancy. One of his clients was Doyle Equipment Manufacturing Co. Inc., based in Quincy. In 1996, he joined Doyle Manufacturing as general manager, and in 1997 Bill and Sharon relocated back to Quincy. Bill retired from full-time work in 2002, but he continued to serve Doyle Manufacturing as a consultant. Bill and Sharon were members of the Crossing. Bill enjoyed Pastor Jerry Harris' weekly Bible studies, which he regarded as the best he had ever experienced. Bill was also a 50-year member and Past Master of Quincy Lodge No. 296 AF & AM and a 50-year member and Past Most Wise Master of the Rose Croix Chapter of Quincy Consistory. Bill had been a member of the Greenmount Cemetery Association Board, where he also served as president for five years. He also was a past president of the Irish Hills Homeowners Association, where he and Sharon lived. During his years working for Electric Wheel Co., Bill served as member of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce Board and the Good Samaritan Home Association Board, on which he also served as treasurer and chair of the finance committee. He also participated in a number of charitable drives in Quincy. Bill served his country as a member of the Illinois National Guard. Bill's hobbies included golf, fishing, hunting and, in later years, Bible study. In addition to his wife, survivors include his daughter, Dawn Renee Elias, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; two grandchildren, Kelsey Nicole Elias of Des Moines, Iowa, and Cameron Michael Elias of Iowa City, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Mary Sue Smith of Quincy; a brother-in-law, Jim Wittland of Hannibal, Mo.; and five nephews, Jeff and David Smith and Jared, Nathan and Tyler Wittland. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; a half-brother, Julius; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Jerry Harris and Chris Schaefer conducting. Private inurnment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: The Crossing, Unity Point Hospice or Good Samaritan Home. ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors. WEBSITE: www.hansenspear.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2015
Jockisch, Daryle  
Daryle Jockisch, 65, of Vermont, died Feb. 24, 2015, at his home. The Worthington Funeral Home, Rushville, is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Feb. 25, 2015
Johnston, Annabel Lee - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Annabel Lee Johnston, 95, of Quincy, died at 7:31 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 22, 2015) at Blessing Hospital. Born Nov. 16, 1919, in Pike County, Ill., Annabel was a daughter of James Scully and Fanny Bell Robb Wheelan. She married Joseph Alvin Johnston on Feb. 3, 1942, in Palmyra, Mo. He died Nov. 3, 1998. Annabel was a graduate of Barry High School. She loved animals and enjoyed gardening and the outdoors. She was devoted to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and her dog, Nestle. Annabel was a member of the Union United Methodist Church and the Fidelis Sunday school class. Survivors include two sons, James Bruce Johnston (wife, Rachel) of Springfield, Ill., and Joseph Keith Johnston (wife, Pam) of Decatur; three grandchildren, Heather Danielle Johnston of Quincy, Jamie Sewan Johnston (husband, Paul Maa) of Palo Alto, Calif., and Jenel Semay Johnston (husband, Daniel Tawfik) of Menlo Park, Calif.; three stepgrandchildren, Kristi Anderson (husband, Jerry) of Decatur, Kara Heneghan of Orlando, Fla., and Kylee Heneghan and (fiancee, Ryan Baum) of Decatur; a soon-to-be-born great-grandson, Oliver Johnston Maa; a stepgreat-grandson, Kellan; one sister, Eileen Hoyt of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Johnston was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Matthew C. Johnston; two brothers, Bill Wheelan and Ralph Wheelan; and a sister, Betty Torrens. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Union United Methodist Church in Quincy, with Pastor Tim Woodward officiating. Burial will take place after the service in Parklawn Cemetery in Barry. VISITATION: 9:30 a.m. until services Thursday at Union United Methodist Church. MEMORIALS: Union United Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 24 to Feb. 26, 2015
Kelley, Jacqueline "Jackie" - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Kelley, 79, of St. Vincent's Home, formerly of 612 N. 13th, died Sunday (Feb. 22, 2015) at the home. She was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Quincy, a daughter of Melvin and Dorothy (Wittkopf) Churchwell. She married Richard D. Kelley on June 4, 1955. Rich and Jackie met at Scotties Roller Rink in 1953. He preceded her in death Jan. 5, 2014. Jackie worked for the Quincy Paper Box Co. for many years. She later worked for MicroEnergy and then Industrial Support Services. Jackie loved canning. She liked crafts such as plastic canvas and crocheting. She was an avid collector of Tupperware. Jackie also liked bowling. When she became a resident of St. Vincent's, she enjoyed their many activities such as cards and bingo. She is survived by three children, Michael Kelley of Quincy, Richard Kelley Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Quincy and Sandra Sorrell and her husband, Jim, of Hanna City; six grandchildren, Jon Kelley, Adam Kelley and his wife, Jeni, Nick Kelley and his wife, Jessica, Clint Kelley and his wife, Laura, Jesse Sorrell and his wife, Ashley, and Jenny Kammer and her husband, Patrick; four great-grandchildren, Nick and Connor Kelley and Caleb and Walker Kelley; two brothers, Eugene Churchwell and his wife, Lucy, and Duane "Du" Churchwell and his wife, Carol; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Jackie was preceded in death by her husband and her parents. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The family requests blue jeans and casual wear at the visitation. MEMORIALS: St. Vincent's Home Activities Fund. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 26 to Feb. 28, 2015
Kelley, Jacqueline "Jackie"  
Jacqueline "Jackie" Kelley, of St. Vincent's Home, formerly of 612 N. 13th, died Feb. 22, 2015. Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Greenmount Cemetery. Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Feb. 25, 2015
Kelley, Jacqueline "Jackie"  
QUINCY -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Kelley, 79, of St. Vincent's Home, formerly of 612 N. 13th, died Feb. 22, 2015, at the home. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Feb. 24, 2015
Knuffman, Christine M. - Liberty  
LIBERTY, ILL. - Christine M. Knuffman, 54, of Liberty, died Thursday (Feb. 19, 2015) at Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 20, 1960, in Quincy, a daughter of Cyril L. and Rita (Schwartz) Knuffman. Chris was a second-grade teacher at St. Francis Catholic School for many years. She taught for over 30 years in the parochial school system, having also taught in the Mount Sterling and New Berlin areas. She had received a bachelor of arts degree from Quincy University. Chris was a member of St. Brigid Catholic Church. Chris was an avid reader and was the family photographer. Chris always played a large part in all of her numerous nieces' and nephews' lives. She was devoted to her mother, living with her and helping care for her in recent years. Chris is survived by her mother, Rita Knuffman of Liberty; 10 siblings, Doris Knuffman of Quincy, Judy Summers and her husband, John, of Quincy, Rick Knuffman and his wife, Holly, of Manville, Dennis Knuffman and his wife, Tammy, of Liberty, Rita Vogelpohl and her husband, Mark, of Pittsfield, Janice Wiemelt and her husband, Kevin, of Liberty, Paula Peter and her husband, Rob, of Liberty, Veronica Cole and her husband, Eric, of Centreville, Va., Michelle Ehrhardt and her husband, Chris, of Liberty and Clint Knuffman and his wife, Jill, of Liberty; 33 nieces and nephews; 31 great-nieces and great-nephews; and an aunt, numerous cousins and other relatives. Chris was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Cyril D. Knuffman and Joseph L. Knuffman; a sister, Sandra S. Mears; and two nephews, Adam and Zachary Summers. SERVICES: 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. at St. Brigid Catholic Church, Liberty, by the Rev. James Wheeler. Interment will be in St. Brigid Cemetery. VISITATION: 3-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home, with a rosary to be said at 7 p.m. MEMORIALS: UNICEF, the American Cancer Society or to St. Francis Catholic School. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2015
Kroner, Richard John - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Richard John Kroner was born in Quincy on Nov. 10, 1935, and died in Quincy on Feb. 25, 2015, but in between was a life well-loved and lived. He was a son of John and Agnes (Weitholder) Kroner. Dick is survived by his wife and sweetheart, Joyce Neuman, who he married on June 14, 1958, at St. Mary's Catholic Church. He graduated from Quincy High School in 1953 and proudly served as a U.S. Marine like his brother, Merle, and later his grandson, Scott. Semper Fi. As a dedicated family man, he endured over 35 Quincy winters delivering mail for the U.S. Post Office. Favorite pastimes included family, traveling (both nationally and internationally), reading, eating a good meal, family camping trips and home renovations. He liked to take the road less traveled, and he never stopped exploring. He was the original tree-hugger and passed these traditions on to his family. Left to carry on his legacy and tell his stories are his wife, Joyce; daughters, Julie (Chris) Tong, Patty (Terry) Tournear and Connie (Steve) Esslinger; son Richard (Creena) Kroner; grandchildren, Jessica (Geoff) Bentele-Staten, Nathaniel Tong, Raleigh (Kylene) Shade, Chase Shade, Claire and Joseph Esslinger and Scott, Cassie, Kayla and Rebecca Kroner; and great-grand-daughter, Gianna Staten. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Sylvia Wellman and Marjean Entrup; and a brother, Merle. Also departed before him was a bevy of dogs, mostly schnauzers. SERVICES: A celebration of Richard Kroner's life will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6 p.m. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers to the National Park Foundation or Unity Point Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2015
Kuhn, Ralph - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Ralph Kuhn, of Fruita, Colo., formerly of Quincy, died Wednesday (Feb. 25, 2015) at the HopeWest Hospice Care Center, Grand Junction, Colo. He was 77. Ralph was born on Jan. 2, 1938, in Quincy, as the son of Catherine and Leonard Kuhn. He graduated from Notre Dame High School and later attended college in Missouri. He later served three years in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany for two years. He married Evelyn May Janssen in 1965 and moved to Palisade, Colo., in 1968. They were married for 48 years before she died Feb. 12, 2013, in Grand Junction. Ralph worked for Nations Way Transport for 26 years before retirement. He attended Victory Life Church in Fruita and was a devoted, God-fearing man. He loved lifting and working out with his pals at the Fruita Fitness Center. He also loved gardening as well as eating and having fellowship at Judy's Family Restaurant. Ralph leaves behind Theresa Miller of Grand Junction, Rick Harris of Fruita, Tammy Grogan of Grand Junction, Mark Harris of Grand Junction and Chonnie Cutsforth of Fruita; a brother, Gerald Kuhn of Quincy; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister; Delores Sparks, and a son, Monte Miller. MEMORIALS: 1 p.m. Monday, March 2, at the Victory Life Church, 2066 Hwy. 6 and 50, Fruita, CO 81521 MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Ralph requested a donation in his name be made to HopeWest Hospice, 3090 N. 12th Street, No. B, Grand Junction, CO 81506, for his gratitude and their continued service in the Grand Valley. ARRANGEMENTS: Memoriams.com , Englewood, Colo. WEBSITE: www.martinmortuary.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2015
Lamb, Harold E. - Quincy  
QUINCY - Harold E. Lamb, 84, of Quincy, died at 2 a.m. Thursday (Feb. 19, 2015) at Blessing Hospital. Born on Jan. 22, 1931, in Quincy, Harold was a son of Carl and Lillian Kushion Lamb. He married his high school sweetheart, Marjorie Dennis, on July 17, 1952, at Union United Methodist Church. She survives. Mr. Lamb served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Mr. Lamb was employed with the Quincy Police Department for 26 years, retiring as captain of the criminal investigative division. He was later employed by Burns International Security Service and then as chief of security for Gardner Denver Co., retiring in 1985. A lifetime member of Union United Methodist Church, Harold was a very active member from the beginning, helping to build the church at 11th and State. He was a past president of the Men's Club and the Fidelis Sunday School Class and had served as the chairman of the trustees and drove the church van. Harold also was a member of Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39, Quincy Consistory, Quincy American Legion Post No. 37, Illinois Police Association, FBI National Academy Association and a life member of the Policemen Benevolent and Protective Association. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie; a daughter, Vickie Lamb of Quincy; two nieces, Donna Jean Lamb of Mesa, Ariz., and Cathy Frisbee of Rogers City, Ark.; one great-niece, Christina Staffieri; and a sister-in-law, Mary E. Lamb of Mesa. Mr. Lamb was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carlene Schatz; and three brothers, Merle Lamb, Charlie Lamb and Norbert Lamb. SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Union United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tim Woodard conducting. Burial with military honors by the Quincy American Legion Post 37 and the U.S. Navy Funeral Honor Guard will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday until the time of services at the church. Herman Masonic Lodge No 39 will conduct services at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Union United Methodist Church. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2015
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