Remembering Loved Ones in Our Online Memorial

Rodney D. “R.D” Johnson

Rodney D. “R.D” Johnson passed from his earthly home on February 6, 2020 at OSF St. Mary’s Medical Center his loving family with him. He was of the Catholic faith. R.D was born on October 16, 1945 to Julius “Buster” Johnson and Mary K. King Johnson.  R.D. married Carole P. Carter in 1964, and born…
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Richard P. “Dick” Wignall

Richard Paul “Dick” Wignall, 85, of Altona, died at 4:15 a.m. Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Heartland Health Care and Rehab, Galesburg. Dick was born December 7, 1934 in Galesburg, the son of Russell Raymond and Inez Ellen (Reeves) Wignall.  He married Ginger Sands.  Dick later married Ellen Louise Mitchell on February 6, 1995 in…
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Mary K. Young

Mrs. Mary K. Young, 100, of Galesburg died at 12:10 p.m., Friday, February 7, 2020 at Knox County Nursing Home. Cremation will be accorded. Memorial graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pastor Rick Warren will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be…
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Lois Howes Burke

Lois Howes Burke, 92, of Galesburg, died peacefully at 11:35 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Seminary Manor, Galesburg. Lois was born December 1, 1927 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Willard Boyden and Marion (Lewis) Howes.  She married Robert James Burke on September 2, 1950 in Bloomington, IL.  He preceded her in death on…
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Walter “Poppee” Matan

Walter “Poppee” Matan age 87 long time resident of Wilmette passed away peacefully on Tuesday February 4, 2020 with family at his side. Cremation has been accorded.  A Celebration of his life for family and friends will be at Lone Tree Manor, Niles IL by invitation only.  Arrangements are in care of Watson Thomas Funeral…
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Melvin E. “Pete” Mosley, Sr.

Melvin E. “Pete” Mosley, Sr., 78, of Galesburg, passed away at 2:10 p.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at his home, with his wife by his side. Pete was born July 25, 1941 in Forrest City, AR, the son of Henry Clay and Eurydice (Mack) Mosley, Sr.  He married Shirley Ann King on August 9, 1985…
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Robert Lee Davis

Mr. Robert Lee Davis, 86, of Galesburg, Illinois died Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Hospital, Peoria, Illinois. He was born August 28, 1933 in Beverly, Illinois to Samuel and Bertha (Ecklebarger) Davis.  He married Eileen R. Fisher-Talbott, July 11, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois. Surviving are two sons, Jack Ray (and Meg) Davis…
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Peggy Jean Kirby

Peggy Jean Kirby, 64, of Galesburg, died at 4:58 p.m. Sunday, February 2, 2020 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Cremation will be accorded.  No services are planned.  Arrangements are under the care of Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg. Online expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.watsonthomas.com.  
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Eugene H. “Buster” Goodlow

Eugene H. “Buster” Goodlow, 84, of Galesburg, died at 4:42 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at home. A memorial visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Watson Thomas Funeral Home and Crematory, Galesburg.  No funeral service is planned.  Online expression of sympathy may be sent to the family…
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Gunnard Allen “Gunny” Wells

Gunnard Allen “Gunny” Wells, 71, of Galesburg, died at 12:58 a.m. Monday, February 3, 2020. Gunny was born January 29, 1949 in Galesburg, the son of Glen Allen and Ethel Marie (Griggs) Wells.  Gunny married his high school sweetheart, Cynthia Ann Davis on November 9, 1968.  Gunny and Cindy enjoyed motorcycle riding, scuba diving, vacationing…
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Frederic L. Taylor

Frederic L. Taylor, 88, of Alexis, IL, passed away at 12:10 a.m., Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Courtyard Estates of Monmouth.  He was born on February 18, 1931 in Maquon, IL, the son of Claude B. and Anna Lucile (Schleich) Taylor.  Fred was raised and educated in London Mills and graduated from London Mills High…
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Rev. Dr. David Joseph Seitz

The Reverend Dr. David Joseph Seitz, 77, of Galesburg, Illinois, passed away Sunday afternoon, February 2, 2020.  He was born April 14, 1942, the son of Raymond and Anna (Post) Seitz of Springfield, Missouri.  David attended Drury College, graduating with a degree in religion and theology.  He then attended seminary at Vanderbilt University, where he…
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