Quincy Obituaries

Quincy Obituaries

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  • Thursday Jun 14 | via WAND-TV Decatur 

    Illinois coroner will no longer hold remains until p...

    Officials in a western Illinois county have ended a local coroner's practice of holding the remains of poor people until relatives come up with $1,000 following criticism from some residents that it amounted to holding the deceased person's ashes for ransom. The Associated Press reported last month that Adams County Coroner James Keller was having people who could not afford to bury loved ones sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate.

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  • Wednesday Jun 13 | via The Daily Gazette 

    Illinois coroner will no longer withhold remains fro...

    Officials in a western Illinois county have ended a local coroner's practice of holding the remains of poor people until relatives come up with $1,000 following criticism from some residents that it amounted to holding the deceased person's ashes for ransom. The Associated Press reported last month that Adams County Coroner James Keller was having people who could not afford to bury loved ones sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate.

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  • Wednesday Jun 13 | via Pike Press 

    Letha Waters | 93 | Baylis

    Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 8 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Pittsfield, with her burial being at Greenmount Cemetery in Quincy with her husband so they may rest together for eternity. Visitation was held Thursday from 6 until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 until the time of the service at the funeral home.

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  • Monday Jun 11 | via WBEZ-FM Chicago 

    Rest In Honor': Quincy Vet Hosted By Rauner Dies Aft...

    U.S. Air Force veteran Ivan Jackson, 79, was a guest at Rauner's State of the State address this year. He later got Legionnaires' and died after a series of health issues.

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  • Thursday Jun 7 | via The Messenger 

    THERESA "TERRI" HOLTSCHLAG

    Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday at Church of St. Peter. Celebration of Theresa's life is Saturday from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at The Ambiance.

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  • Wednesday May 30 | via Pike Press 

    Eva McDonald | 64 | Pittsfield

    Eva M. McDonald, 64, of Pittsfield, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 31 at 1 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Clint Weir officiating.

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  • May 18, 2018 | via The Progress 

    Christy M. Coble

    The daughter of August N. Munkel and the late Mona Jean Munkel, she was born on Oct. 4, 1969 in Spangler. Christy was a 1988 graduate of Purchase Line High School, who went on to graduate from the Judson Jewelry School in Quincy, IL.

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  • May 16, 2018 | via SouthCoastToday.com 

    Charles J. Akins, 79

    Charles J. Akins, 79, of W. Wareham, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at his home after a long illness. He was the husband of the late Linda L. Akins.

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  • May 4, 2018 | via News Tribune 

    Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps ...

    In this April 20, 2018 photo provided by Steve Bohnstedt, Nicholas Weible, offers his mom, Wendy Smith a tissue during the memorial service for his father, Christopher Weible, held at First Christian Church in Quincy, Ill. Adams County Coroner James Keller is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000.

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  • May 4, 2018 | via Greenwich Citizen 

    Illinois coroner to poor: Pay $1000 or county keeps ...

    In this April 20, 2018 photo provided by Steve Bohnstedt, Nicholas Weible, offers his mom, Wendy Smith a tissue during the memorial service for his father, Christopher Weible, held at First Christian Church in Quincy, Ill. Adams County Coroner James Keller is facing sharp criticism for how he handles poor people who can't afford to bury their loved ones: He has them sign over their rights to the deceased, leaving them without the death certificate, then cremates the body and keeps the ashes until the family pays $1,000.

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