June 21, 2018

Jerry Kinkeade

Jerry “JFK” Kinkeade, 42, of Wayland, died Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the UnityPoint Health – Keokuk, as a result of an automobile accident.

He was born May 22, 1976 in Keokuk, the son of Larry E. and Martha Delores Bunker Kinkeade.

He graduated from Clark County R-1 High School with the Class of 1994.

Jerry was employed with Steve Dean Midwest Rockers as a drywaller.  He also did many drywalling jobs on the side.  He was Donnie’s right hand man at Ferguson Plumbing.

He was an ornery, fun-loving guy with a contagious smile and infectious laugh.  He lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger.  He loved spending time with his family especially his great niece, Brynlee, who was the apple of his eye.  He was anxiously awaiting for the arrival of the newest member of the family who is due in the next few weeks.

Jerry was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed watching and participating in the area demolition derbies.  Jerry always enjoyed taking chances on scratch off tickets and was always lucky from the stories he would share.

He is survived by his mother, Martha Delores Kinkeade of Wayland, a sister, Teresa (Donnie) Ferguson of Wayland, four step sisters, Tina Schulze of St. Charles, Traci Mathias of New Jersey, Stacy Lang of Lewistown and Missy (Tommy) Bowen of Labelle, seven nieces and nephews, Albert (A.J.) Schulze, Colin Mathias, Megan Hanie, Savanah Ewalt, Blain Bowen, Halie Ferguson and Toni Rae Inman, three great nieces and nephew, Brynlee, Allena, Aria and Jaxyn, two uncles, Carl (Shirley) Bunker and Ivan (Lois) Bunker, along with many other aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Larry E. Kinkeade, step father, Albert Earl Ewalt, two brothers, Larry Kinkeade and Tony Inman, grandparents, Jake and Martha Bunker, Lawrence and Wanda Kinkeade and Orville and Mary Howell and three uncles, Jerry Kinkeade, Clifford Kinkeade, and Jim Bunker.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 12 at the First Baptist Church in Wayland with Pastor Dan Deatrick officiating. Burial will be in the Sand Cemetery in St. Francisville.

Visitation will be held after 9 a.m. Monday with the family meeting with friends from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka.

Memorials may be made to the family.

Earl Dean Conover

Earl Dean Conover, 71, of Canton died Monday, April 23, 2018 at his home in Canton, Missouri.

He was born October 2, 1946 in Warsaw, Illinois the son of Earl and Dorothy Brownlee Conover.  He was first married to Zelda Green in Kahoka on July 15, 1967.  To this union Mike and Deanna were born.  They later divorced. On August 30, 1979 he was united in marriage to Dorothy Evermon in Vero Beach, Florida.  She preceded him in death on April 1, 2018.

Dean was employed with Keokuk Steel Castings for many years until his retirement.

He was an avid Nascar fan. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

He is survived by a son; Mike (Amy) Conover of Kansas City, a daughter; Deanna (Danny) Coin of Kirksville, a step son; Russell Pratt of Trinity, North Carolina, a step daughter; Angela (Ron) Eakins of Bucklin, eight grandchildren, five step grandchildren, three brothers; Don (Barb) Conover of Burlington, Bill (Lori) Conover of Hamilton, and Rocky (Peggy) Conover of Alexandria, three sisters; Jean Conover, Kathrine (Carl) McGlasson, and Judy (Lyle) Miller all of Keokuk, two sisters in law; Janet Conover of Kahoka and Barb (Alan) Beaird of Wyaconda,  brother in law; Vernon Evermon of Wyaconda, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife he was also preceded in death by his parents, a grandson, two sisters, two brothers and a niece.

A gathering of remembrance will be held Saturday May 5, 2018 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with the family meeting at that time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Julia Manton

Julia Manton, 57, of Wayland, MO died Monday, April 16, 2018 at her home after a long courageous battle with ALS.

She was born October 6, 1960 in Quincy, IL, the daughter of William and Mary Lou Merrell White and was raised by Walter Morgan.  On March 21, 1998, she was united in marriage to the love of her life and best friend, Kevin Manton at the Trinity Methodist Church in Keokuk.

She is  survived by her husband, Kevin Manton of Wayland, four sons, Gordan Lee (Alyssa) Smeltser of Quincy, James David (Teresa) Smeltser of Wayland, Brandon Dale Manton of Kahoka, and Logan Douglas (Janie) Smeltser of Wayland, six grandchildren,  two brothers, Billy (Karen) Stein of Anchorage, Alaska, and David (Bonnie) Morgan of Kahoka, three sisters, Susan (Frank) Conrad of Donnellson, Patricia (Brian) Gabel of Keokuk, and Bobbie Blaze of Carthage, and her best friend, Gayle Long from Keokuk along with numerous nieces and nephews .

Memorials may be made to the ALS Association.

A graveside service will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 21, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Wayland.

The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com

Dorothy Conover

Dorothy A. Conover, 68, of Canton, MO died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL.

She was born October 10, 1949 in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of George and Delila Lipper Evermon. On August 30, 1979 Dorothy was united in marriage to Dean Conover in Vero Beach, Florida. He survives.

She is also survived by two children, Russell Pratt of Trinity, North Carolina, Angela (Ron) Eakins of Bucklin, MO, two step children, Mike (Amy) Conover of Kansas City and Deanna (Danny) Coin of Kirksville, five grandchildren, eight step grandchildren, her sister, Barb (Alan) Beaird of Wyaconda, one brother, Vernon Evermon of Wyaconda, and five nieces, Pamela (Josh) Stephens, Ashley Varnold, Sarah Varnold, Brenda (Kenny) Witt and Emmaleigh Beaird.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, Anthony Dalton, her brother, Michael Evermon, her sister, Reta Varnold, her sister in law, Lois Evermon.

Gathering of Remembrance will be held 5 – 8 p.m.  Friday, April 6 at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka, Missouri

Memorials may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.vigenmemorialhome.com