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Funeral Arrangements

Tuesday, May 6, 2003


Marilyn J. McDonough, 59, of Carbon Cliff, Illinois, formerly of Storm Lake and Cherokee, passed away May 2, 2003, at Illini Hospital, Silvis, Illinois. Services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday at Van Hoe Funeral Home in East Moline. Burial will be in Moline Memorial Park Cemetery, Moline.

Marilyn J. Stacy was born October 31, 1943 in Ayrshire, the daughter of Vern and Della (Beeks) Stacy. She married William Flowers in 1963, she later married John McDonough in 1971. She was a retired nurse, having worked at Moline Public and Lutheran Hospital, IBP, Joslin Nursing Homes and private homes.

She loved playing cards with her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved baking and having yard sales. She was a member of the Christian Women's Club and QC Heart Beats. She was an Avid Chicago Cubs Fan and an Iowa Hawkeyes fan.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa McDonough of East Moline, Illinois; a son, Michael McDonough of East Moline, Illinois; grandchildren, Anthony and Jessica McDonough, East Moline, Illinois; two sisters and brother-in-laws, Karen and Frank Peterson, Alta, Jan and Dean Harmon of East Moline, Illinois; two brothers and sister-in-law, Larry and Phyllis Stacy, Washington, Missouri, and Ron and Lee Stacy of Salina, Kansas; three aunts and uncles; 21 nieces and nephews; many cousins and friends.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, Naomi and a brother, Russell.


Ruth F. Britt, age 94, of Storm Lake passed away May 3, 2003 at the Methodist Manor.

Funeral services were held on Monday, May 5, at the Hope Evangelical Free Church in Storm Lake, with the Reverend Jim Hofman officiating.

Ruth Florence Wenell was born on January 25, 1909, to Carl and Ida (Ross) Wenell in Albert City, Iowa. Ruth grew up on the family farm and attended country school. She worked on the farm and for other people until her marriage. She was the tenth child of eleven children.

Ruth married W. Lonnie Britt on November 3, 1928. They lived in Albert City and moved to a farm in the area. Eventually, they farmed in the Linn Grove area before moving to Storm Lake in 1957. Ruth worked at Constable Drug Store until going to Lee's Variety Store. She retired from there as the manager of the store.

The greatest joy for Ruth was having the children, grandchildren, and the great-grandchildren in her home. She enjoyed making quilts, sewing, and crocheting for the family. She and Lonnie lived at their home in Storm Lake until they were no longer able to live on their own. They moved to Methodist Manor at that time.

Ruth is survived by daughter, Ilona and husband LaVerne Koster of Chester, daughter Eleanor and husband Harold Engen of Iowa City, daughter Deloris Britt of Storm Lake, daughter Shirley Britt of Fairmont, MN; daughter-in-law Darlene Britt of Alexandria, MN; sisters-in-law Lucy Walker of Monticello, KY and Mae Lovell of Rockford IL; plus grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Lonnie; her son, William J.; grandson, Donald Koster; great-grandson, Trevor Huntley; her parents, grandparents, siblings and spouses.