Barbara “Jane” Anderson

December 6th, 2014

93 year old Barbara “Jane” Anderson of Princeton died on Thursday evening.
Services are Monday at 11 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton with burial at Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton.
Visitation is Monday from 9 to 11 at the church.

She was born August 2, 1921 in Princeton to Peter & Mildred Moodie. She married Lloyd Anderson in Princeton on May 20, 1943. He preceded her in 2003.

She is survived by a son Randall Anderson of Princeton and 2 Daughters: Debbie Lowrey of Georgia and Lori Schultz of Princeton. Also 14 Grandchildren and 10 Great-Grandchildren.

She’d been preceded by her husband, 3 Brothers, 2 daughters and a granddaughter.

She was a 1939 graduate of Tiskilwa High School and worked as a homemaker and farm wife.

She was a member of the Evangelical Covenant Church, Princeton.

Memorials go to the Evangelical Covenant Church or the Princeton Public School Foundation.

Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton is in charge of arrangements for Barbara “Jane” Anderson of Princeton.

Winona Jean Bennett

December 6th, 2014

85 year old Winona Jean Bennett of Buda died Saturday morning at Liberty Village of Princeton.

Services are Wednesday at 10 at Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton with burial at Evergreen Memorial Garden, Kewanee.
Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7 at the funeral home.

She was born December 21, 1928 in Princeton to Fred & Edith Hayden. She married John Hood in Neponset on February 23, 1947. He preceded her in 1986. She then married Edwin Bennett in Neponset on March 3, 1990. He preceded her in 2005.

She is survived by 3 Daughters – Becky Hood of Peoria, Deborah Ruebush of Lomax, and Laura Rose of Buda. Also survived by a son, Thomas Hood of South Dakota and one step-son. Six grand-children survive, as do 14 great-grandchildren and several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was also preceded by 4 sisters, one brother and a step-son.

She was a 1946 graduate of Buda High School and worked as a homemaker. Was a Bureau County 4-H leader for 15 years and a member of the United Methodist Women of Neposet and the First United Church of Christ in Sheffield.

Memorials may be directed to the Buda Rescue Squad or O.S.F St. Francis School of Nursing.

Arrangements for Winona Bennett of Buda are through Grant-Johnson Funeral Home in Princeton.

Dorothy Webber

November 22nd, 2014

Dorothy Jean Webber
1927 – 2014

PRINCETON – Dorothy Jean Webber, 87, of Princeton, passed away on Friday, November 21, 2014 at Manor Court in Peoria. A Funeral Service will be on Tuesday morning November 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM, at Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Pastor George Woosnam will officiate. The family will receive friends during a visitation prior to the service on Tuesday from 9:00-10:30 AM. Burial will be at the Bradford Cemetery.

Dorothy was born October 2, 1927 in Bradford, IL to Forrest E. and Alma (Hodges) Baylor. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1944. She married Francis Webber on May 16, 1946 in Toulon, IL. Dorothy was employed as a switch-board operator at the General Telephone Company in Bradford and also worked at the Bradford Republican newspaper. After moving to Princeton she was an employee of Citizens First National Bank for 23 years, retiring in December 1987.

Dorothy was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Princeton. She was a Past Matron of the Bradford Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of the Perry Memorial Hospital auxiliary and did volunteer work as a “Gold Coat” at the hospital.

Surviving are 3 grandchildren, 2 daughters-in-law, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, 1 nephew and many cousins.

Preceding were her parents, her husband Fran, and her son Larry F. Webber.

Memorials may be made to the Bureau County Red Cross or to the First United Methodist Church in Princeton.

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Andrew “Andy” Adams

September 29th, 2014

Andrew “Andy” Scott Adams, 21, of Orion, formerly of Geneseo, died on Sunday in Davenport, Iowa from injuries received in a car crash early Sunday morning. Funeral arrangements for Andy Adams are pending at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Among the survivors is his mother, Melissa Scott, formerly of Princeton.

Marilyn Berry

September 19th, 2014


OTTUMWA-Marilyn Lucille Carlson Berry, 90, formerly of 616 Pennsylvania Ave., passed away to be with her Lord at 10:03 a.m. September 18, 2014 at Vista Woods Care Center.

Marilyn was born on April 21, 1924 in Yorktown, IL to parents Esther and Carl F. Carlson who emigrated from Smaland, Sweden.  Her mother first worked at Donaldson’s restaurant in Minneapolis, MN as a waitress and later as a housewife.  Her father was a carpenter and later became a foreman of a construction company that built churches throughout the Midwest, two of which were Congregational, built in Mt. Pleasant, IA and in Prophetstown, IL in 1919 where their first child, Arthur was born.  Carl was injured during the construction of the last church and moved to Yorktown, where he was employed at the Yorktown Grain Elevator and Marilyn was born and a son was stillborn.  In the late 20’s, the family moved to Manlius, IL where Carl was manager of the Manlius Grain and Coal Co. for over 30 years and his and Esther’s last child, James was born.

Marilyn attended grade and high school in Manlius and was the Valedictorian of her High School class in 1942.  She loved school, especially singing and tennis.  During WWII, Marilyn was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal and after WWII she became employed with Palmer Chiropractic School where she met her husband, Dr. James A. Berry.  They married on May 11, 1947 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Manlius.  After her husband’s graduation, they moved to Indianapolis, IN, where Jim enrolled for graduate studies and Marilyn studied with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

In 1949, they moved to Hedrick where Jim began his chiropractic practice which he and Marilyn operated for over 50 years.  In 2000 they moved to Fall River, WI to be near their only child, Susan.  They moved back to Ottumwa in 2008 after Susan’s death.

Marilyn was a graduate of Ottumwa Heights College and William Penn College, and taught English and French at Sigourney, Hedrick and Pekin High Schools.

Marilyn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Hedrick and later she attended First Lutheran and St. Paul’s in Ottumwa.  She was involved in the women’s groups, youth and teaching classes.  She sang in church choirs, community choirs and was soloist for many funerals.  She was alto soloist for Handel’s Messiah in Oskaloosa and Ottumwa.  She was a member of the Ft. Smith Players, and organized the musical trio “The Three Seniors.”  Marilyn volunteered at the Hedrick Library, served on the Hedrick Community School Board and was the first woman to serve on the Hedrick City Council.  She was the owner of Le Gift Shop in Hedrick and opened the Centennial House where she entertained many guests.  She was active on the Hedrick Community Betterment Committee, served on the Ottumwa Area Arts Council and the Keokuk County Arts Council.  She initiated and volunteered at the Hedrick Senior Meal Site and was a supporter of the Carl Craft Civic Center.  Marilyn presented music programs and shared her hats throughout the state.

While in Wisconsin, she was trained to become “Hattie the Clown” who entertained children of all ages.   She enjoyed traveling throughout the states and Europe, preparing French meals, serving Swedish pancakes and decorating her home and yard with seasonal accents.  While living at Prairie Hills, Marilyn enjoyed decorating her porch according to the season.

Surviving is her brother, Jim Carlson of Rockford, IL; four nieces, Hilary Carlson, Deborah Dorbad, Jane Scales and Jeanine Scott.; three nephews, Randall Carlson, Allen Carlson and James Berry.o

She was preceded in death by her husband on April 14, 2010; their daughter, Susan Kleinfeldt; and a brother, Arthur Carlson and nephew, Patrick James Carlson

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Reece Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Rev. Ron Barnett officiating

Visitation begins after 3 p.m. Friday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trinity Evangelical Church, Manlius

Family visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Grant Johnson Funeral Home in Manlius, IL.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Manlius, IL with Rev. Brenda Lovick officiating.   Burial will be in Manlius Cemetery.

Margaret Diedrich

September 19th, 2014

Margaret Emma Diedrich 96, of Chapel Hill, NC, and formerly of Bradford and Moline, Il., peacefully passed away Monday afternoon, September 15, 2014 at her home while surrounded by her family.

Margaret was born August 23, 1918 in Macon Twp., Bureau County, IL, the daughter of Virgil Vincent and Stella (Gunning) Roush. She graduated from Bradford High School in 1935.

She is survived by her daughter, Jo Ellen (William) Munsee of Chapel Hill; N.C. her granddaughter, Suzanne (Vince) Allen of Centerville, Va. her grandson, David Munsee of Chapel Hill, N.C. ;her great-grandchildren, Drew & Matt Allen; her sister, Bernadine Brumas, of Moline, IL; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers Martin Roush and Virgil B. Roush and three sisters Geraldine Moore, Thelma Carper and Stella McConnell.

Margaret was employed as an accountant. She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Chapel Hill. Margaret travelled extensively around the U.S. and the World, She loved spending time with her family and friends.

A funeral mass will be held 3:15PM, Friday September 19, 2014 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, with Fr. James Labosky presiding. Locally, visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, September 22, 2o14 at the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funersl Home, Kewanee, Il. Graveside services will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee with Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck of Visitation Catholic Church St. John Paul Parish officiating. Memorials may be directed to the USO or Wounded Warriors. Private online condolences may be shared with the family at

Marian Sankey

September 18th, 2014

Marian Grace Sankey
1930 – 2014

PRINCETON – Marian Sankey, age 83, passed away early Monday morning September 15, 2014 at Liberty Village in Princeton. Funeral services will be Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:00 AM at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Princeton. Pastor Scott Schmidt will officiate. The family will receive friends at the church during a visitation from 10:00 until 11:00 AM prior to the service.

Marian was born on October 16, 1930 to Frank and Irene (Spurr) Lijewski at St. Mary’s Hospital in LaSalle, IL. She was then later adopted at the age of 13 by her father Henry Marzetta. She graduated from LaSalle-Peru High School in 1948. She worked the better part of her adult life as a sales clerk for Larson’s Furniture, but what she really enjoyed given many opportunities was to help folks with their interior decorating and placement of the furniture purchased. She married William Martuzzo of Ogelsby and had three sons who survive. She later married John Robert “Bob” Sankey on May 20th, 1984. Together with Bob, they travelled extensively which included many a winter in Florida. Both here and there she loved spending time with friends going to movies and finding new places to dine out each Friday evening. Back home in Princeton she loved being a part of several Breakfast Clubs. She loved writing Poetry.

Surviving Marian are her three sons; David (Linda) Martuzzo of Peru, IL, Steven (Elsa) Martuzzo of Pontiac, IL, Michael (Doria) Martuzzo of Elgin, IL; and five grandchildren Julie (Matt Hayes) Martuzzo of St. Charles, MO, Jennifer Martuzzo of Joliet, IL, Matt Martuzzo of Chicago and Melissa Martuzzo of Peru, IL, Tammy (Steve) Meyers of Princeton; also two great-grandchildren Jerrica Hwang of Joliet and Hannah Meyers of Princeton, and a brother-in-law Donald Sankey of Rockford, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her aunts Darlene Focken, Mabel Zenzen, Florence Mason, her uncle Bill Spurr and her sister-in-laws Judith Sankey and Bonnie (Bob) Herron.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Greenfield retirement community.

Online condolences may be left at

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home 701 E. Thompson St. Princeton, IL.

Dorothy Campbell

September 15th, 2014

Dorothy L. Campbell

PRINCETON -Dorothy Campbell, age 77, passed away early Saturday morning, September 13, 2014 at Liberty Village here in Princeton. Funeral Services will be Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton, IL. Reverend George Woosnam of the First United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Bloom Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday, September 17, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM also at Norberg Memorial Home.

Dorothy was born May 5, 1937, in Springfield, IL to Forrest and Helen (White) Pryer. She graduated from Tri-City High School in Buffalo, IL. She spent most of her adult life working as an account agent for Jostens.

Dorothy was a member of the United Methodist Church in Princeton. She was a member of the ELKS Club. Dorothy was an avid golfer but actually loved most sports. She enjoyed country music and just loved to dance. But of everything that kept Dorothy busy her Grandchildren always came first. She loved watching them, playing sports especially, from softball games to riding along while they golfed.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Regina ‘Gina’ (Dennis) Dever, and Robert James; her sisters Virginia Johnson, Martha Farley, and Ina Kagamaster and brother Forrest (Canna) Pryer, and her companion Douglas Morthland. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Branden Bowers, Cody Dever, Alyssa James, Heidi James, Corey Dever, Joe Dever and Chad Dever; with 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter Deb Bowers, 2 brothers Charles Pryer and Jesse Pryer and a sister Charlotte Regan.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Family for distribution.

Online condolences may be left at

All arrangements have been made with Norberg Memorial Home, Princeton.

Betty Lenihan

September 14th, 2014

Betty J. Lenihan, 82, of Princeton, passed away on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.

A Memorial visitation will be held from 5 until 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private graveside services will be held at the Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, at a later date.

Betty was born on December 28, 1931 in Independence, Iowa, to Paul and Alta (Olds) Shannon. She married Leo Lenihan on December 28, 1949 in Ottawa. She had worked at Prairie View Nursing Home and Perry Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the 1st Presbyterian Church of Princeton.

She is survived by: her children, Charles (Pam) Lenihan of Tiskilwa, Richard Lenihan of Princeton, Frank (Anna) Lenihan of Naples, Florida, Barbara Prater of Naples, Florida, Mary (Randy) Coomer of Sheffield, and Diana (Alan) Delbridge of Tiskilwa; 16 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Whitey (Alice) Shannon of Fairbanks, Iowa, Perk (Janet) Shannon of Iowa, LeRoy (Bertha) Shannon of Independence, Iowa; 3 sisters, Sophie Brown of Independence, Iowa, Lindy Welsh of Brandon, Iowa, and Joyce Leininger of Waterloo, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Leo on September 7, 1995; 3 sons, Larry, James and Robert Lenihan; 4 brothers and 1 sister.

Wesley Alan Shipp

September 11th, 2014
Wesley Alan Shipp
Age: 56
City: Wyanet, IL
Time of Death: 12:15 p.m.
Date of Death: September 8, 2014
Place of Death: Effingham, IL
Services: Friday, September 12, 2014 / Princeton Wesleyan Church at 10:30 a.m.
Officiating: Pastor Doug Kirkpatrick
Burial: Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Princeton, IL
Visitation: 4-7 Thursday, September 11, 2014 / Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton
Military Rites: NO
Date of Birth: August 23, 1958 / LaSalle, IL /   Gordon W. & Minnie M. (Erickson) Shipp
Married: Sandra L. Swearingen / July 7, 1990 / Yellowstone Park, Wyoming
she survives: Sandra L. Shipp – Wyanet, IL
Survivors: 2 Daughters – Angie (Terry) Summers – Yorkville, IL / Ryane (Brandon) Barton – Plainfield, IL
5 Grandchildren – Ben, Nate & Luke Summers / Meryn & Piper Barton
2 Brothers – Jeff (Ann) Shipp – Princeton, IL / Randy (Kim) Shipp – Wyanet, IL
Preceded in death: parents
Education: Grad Wyanet High School 1976
Employment: Truck Driver for Ace Hardware Distribution Center, Princeton
Memberships: Princeton Wesleyan Church for 28 years / Whitetails Unlimited / Avid hunter & fisherman / Softball church League
Military Service: NO
Memorials: In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed the Princeton Wesleyan Church
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton