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Bringaze, Marvin D.  
Marvin D. Bringaze, 68, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died April 18, 2015, at the home. The Duker and Haugh Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 20, 2015
Burmeyer Sr., George P. - Quincy  
QUINCY -- George P. Burmeyer Sr., 96, of Quincy, died at 2:50 p.m. Monday (April 13, 2015) at his home. Born May 25, 1918, in Quincy, George was the son of Gustave P. and Louise Graber Burmeyer. He married Claire Henderson on Aug. 24, 1947, in Peoria. She died Nov. 26, 2006. Mr. Burmeyer served his country as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was wounded in action in France on Feb. 19, 1945, and was awarded a Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. As therapy for his wounds, George began playing table tennis and became very good, winning Quincy's Table Tennis Championships in 1981 and 1982. Also an avid golfer, George was a longtime member of Spring Lake Country Club. He was honored by being selected to hit the first drive on the newly renovated golf course when it reopened May 3, 2014. An active member of Luther Memorial Church, George also was a member and past master of Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39, a thrice potent master in the Lodge of Perfection from 1958 to 1960, most wise master in the Quincy Chapter Rose Croix from 1968 to 1970, commander in chief of Quincy Consistory from 1975 to 1977 and Quincy High Twelve Club No. 40 where he served for many years as secretary. George was elected to receive the highest award in Masonry, the 33rd Degree, on Sept. 27, 1967, in Pittsburgh. He honored countless numbers of deceased Masonic brethren by serving as master, chaplain and secretary for Masonic services. George began his career with Irwin Paper Company on Feb. 1, 1937. He served in many roles throughout his career and retired as vice president on July 1, 1983. Survivors include a son, George P. Burmeyer Jr. (Lori), of Santa Rosa, Calif.; two grandchildren, Patrick Burmeyer and Hannah Burmeyer, both of Santa Rosa; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Claire, George was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Marc Linden Burmeyer; and four sisters, Grace Burmeyer, Ruth Knoblock, Helen Lageman and Florence Bennett. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Luther Memorial Church with Pastors Tony Metz and Mark Boster conducting. Burial with military honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Detail will be in Quincy Memorial Park. VISITATION: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 20, at the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home. Herman Masonic Lodge No. 39 will conduct Masonic services at 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Luther Memorial Church Kruger Scholarship Fund or Good Samaritan Home. 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 Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2015
Carlson, Patricia  
Patricia Carlson, 86, of Novelty, died April 20, 2015, at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. The Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina, is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 20, 2015
Cravens, Margaret Ann - Mount Sterling  
MOUNT STERLING, Ill. -- Margaret Ann Cravens, 81, of Mount Sterling, and formerly of Quincy, passed away at 7:10 a.m. Thursday (April 16, 2015) at the Heritage Health, Therapy and Senior Care in Mount Sterling. She was born July 10, 1933, in Brown County, the daughter of Dan and Anna O'Connor Drew. Margaret attended rural Quinlan School and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in Mount Sterling in 1951. She worked one year in the county office of recorder and deeds in Mount Sterling. Margaret later entered Western Illinois University in Macomb graduating in 1957 with a major in English and a minor in history and speech. She did graduate work at Western Illinois University and the University of Virginia. Margaret taught English and directed plays at Limestone High School in Peoria. After several years there, she accepted a position in the Jerseyville school system until she retired in 1972. Margaret married Lawrence Cravens on July 17, 1970, in St. Francis Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they welcomed a son, Larry Daniel Cravens, on June 29, 1972. They retired to their country home for three years until the death of Lawrence Cravens in 1975. Margaret later coordinated the literacy program at John Wood Community College for several years. She was active in local politics and was an officer for several years of the Adams County Right to Life. Margaret is survived by her son, Larry Daniel Cravens, and his wife Jill, and a grandchild expected this fall. She is also survived by numerous cousins. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Monday, April 20, funeral Mass will be held at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Steve Thompson and Deacon Mike Ellerman officiating. Burial will be in the Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 19, at the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. A rosary service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8-9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Holy Family Catholic Church, St. Mary's School or the Illinois Federation for Right to Life. ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling. WEBSITE: www.hendrickerfh.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2015
Crider, Karen Reneé Sprague - Hannibal  
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Karen Reneé Sprague Crider, 60, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 18, 2015. She was born April 26, 1954, in Quincy, Ill., the oldest child of the Revs. Donald and Lois Sprague. She was educated in Quincy Public Schools and later attended Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, where she received a bachelor's degree in business administration. She later earned a master's degree in religious education from Lael University in St. Louis. Karen was married to Raefeal Eric Crider Sr. Two children were born to this union: Angel Allison Gullion and Raefeal Eric Crider Jr. Karen resided in Hannibal and was actively involved in community service through the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, serving at Hannibal Regional Hospital and Douglas Community Services. She also volunteered at the former Northeast Missouri Christian Academy at Cornerstone Baptist Church and was a board member of the Free Frank McWorter Foundation. Professionally, she worked for many years as a laboratory technician at American Cyanamid in Palmyra. Karen loved the Lord and accepted Christ at an early age at the First Baptist Church in Quincy. In her adult years, she was an active member of Helping Hand Missionary Baptist Church in Hannibal and attended the Crossing Church in Hannibal. Karen is survived by her daughter, Angel (Jon) Gullion; son, Raefeal Eric Crider Jr.; parents, the Revs. Donald and Lois Sprague; sisters, Karry (Cedric) Richardson and Dawn Ewing; grandchildren, Precious Gullion, Taleigha Crider, Araeyah Crider and Kaedon Crider. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Trooper Jon Gullion. She also leaves behind a loving host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members. SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 22, at First Baptist Church, 739 N. Eighth, Quincy. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery, 1701 S. 12th, Quincy. VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home, 302 S. Fifth St., Hannibal. MEMORIALS: Donor's choice in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home. WEBSITE: www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com . ARRANGEMENTS: James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .  
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2015
Duan, Alice M. - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Alice Margaret Duan of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away April 10, 2015, at Resolute Health Hospital at New Braunfels at the age of 90. Alice was born and raised in Quincy, a daughter of John Henry and Leona Katherine Prior. She married Charles Duan, and they were married 64 years before his passing in 2014. Alice is survived by her sons, Daniel, Dennis and his wife, Carolina, Donald, David and Dean; her granddaughters, Dawne, Desiree and Cassidy; great-grandchildren, Maxwell, Michael, Isabel and Connor; and nieces, Cathy Waterkotte and Mary Jane Doran. In addition to raising her family, she worked for Gardner-Denver Inc. as a perpetual inventory accountant. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. In addition to her husband and parents, Alice was preceded in death by her brother, James Prior. SERVICES: 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, with a funeral Mass at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in New Braunfels. VISITATION: 4-8 p.m. Monday, April 20, at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, with the rosary starting at 7 p.m. MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Sts. Peter and Paul School Playground Fund, 386 N. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130. ARRANGEMENTS: Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home, 189 N. Seguin Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130. WEBSITE: www.doeppenschmidtfuneralhome.com . Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com .
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 19 to Apr. 21, 2015
Eddy, James H.  
NEW LONDON, Mo. -- James H. Eddy, 85, of New London, died April 21, 2015, at Hannibal Regional Hospital. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 22, 2015
Ellis, Wilfred Sibert - Quincy  
QUINCY -- Wilfred Sibert Ellis, 97, formerly of 720 Oakland Ave., died at 10:20 p.m. Thursday (April 16, 2015) at the Illinois Veterans Home. He was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Quincy, a son of Leeland Roy and Pansy O. Hilton Ellis. On April 12, 1940, he married Edith East-Miller in Keokuk, Iowa. She died Dec. 14, 2013. Sibert graduated from Quincy High School. He was a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy at the end of World War II and was employed at Gardner Denver for over 40 years until his retirement. He was a member of Bethel Assembly of God. Sibert loved to take car rides every Sunday with his daughter, Nancy. Survivors include his daughter, Nancy Meyer of Quincy; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Ellis of Michigan; four grandchildren, Susie Jones of Maywood, Mo., Robert (Judy) Meyer of Hubert, N.C., Lori (Henry) DeLonjay of Quincy, and Chad Ellis of Brighton; eight great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters; six great-great-granddaughters; and several nieces and nephews, including Linda Wildes of Winter, Wis., and Brenda Knight Crackel of Goreville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Daniel Ellis; three brothers, Harold, Leeland Jr. and William Ellis; and one sister, Elizabeth "Bette" Ellis. SERVICES: 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Garner conducting. Burial will be in Asbury Church Cemetery, Nelsonville, Mo. VISITATION: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Bethel Assembly of God. 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. 19 to Apr. 21, 2015
Gabbert, Dean I.  
Dean I. Gabbert, 92, of Nauvoo, died April 18, 2015, at his home. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 20, 2015
Gabbert, Dean Ireton  
Dean Ireton Gabbert, 92, of Nauvoo, died April 18, 2015, at his home. Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 24, at First Presbyterian Church, Fairfield, Iowa. An additional memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25, at Nauvoo Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fairfield, at a later date. The Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home of West Point, Iowa, and the Raymond Funeral Home of Fairfield are handling arrangements.
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig on Apr. 21, 2015
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