Estella Louise (Keller)Wilkinson, 79, of Mount Carroll, Illinois. Passed away March 3, 2013 after a brief illness, at the Ocean Springs Hospital in Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
She was born January 3,1934 in Crawfordsville, Indiana where she resided until she met and married Dwight Earl Wilkinson in New Egypt, New Jersey, December 6, 1963. They had one son Michael Wayne Wilkinson of Durand, Illinois.
She was welcomed home by her father Jesse Clarence Keller and her mother Mary Etheline (Clark) Keller.
She is survived by her husband, son, a brother Lloyd Edward Keller, a neice Kathy Jalowice both of Marshall, Indiana, a sister Mary Ellen (Keller) Self and a nephew Christopher Paul Geisler, both of Talequah, Oklahoma. She will be dearly missed by all her many family and friends. Cremation will be in Mississippi, burial will be at a later date.
Jeanne E. Mader, 86, of Mt. Carroll, died Friday, March 8, 2013 at Good Samaritan Nursing Center, Mt. Carroll.
She was born December 27, 1926 in Mt. Carroll, Illinois; the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Eyler) Neuschwanger. She married Robert Mader. Mr. Mader died January 27, 2010.
Surviving are her son, Lee Mader of Albany, Mo.; and her two daughters, Sharon Mader of Savanna, IL and Cynthia Mader of Mt. Carroll, IL. Also Jeanne’s four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Family services will be at a later date. Arrangements were completed by Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Freeport, IL. Please visit the online guestbook at www.burketubbs.com.
Belva Mae Buss
Belva Mae Buss was born on April 16, 1917 in Lanark, Illinois to Milton Traum and Lottie M. Diehl Traum. She passed in Kaufman, Texas on February 24, 2013. Belva was a longtime resident of Gun Barrel City, Texas. Belva enjoyed gardening for as long as she was able to. She was a sports fan who followed the Texas Rangers baseball and The Dallas Mavericks basketball teams. She loved to bake pies. She enjoyed word puzzles and she was a spirited card player and love to play “Euchre”. Belva loved her family. She took great joy in being with her family and her family loved her dearly. She will be greatly missed.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Kenneth L. Buss and Son Jerry L. Buss. Left to cherish the memories of Belva are her daughter Joann C. Kelson & husband Doyce, daughter Jackie K. Elseman & husband Jerry, daughter Janice E. Craig & husband Jerry, son Larry D. Buss & wife Karen, sister Mildred Diehl of Mt. Carroll Illinois, sister Betty Peugh of Morrison Illinois and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and other family members.