July 31, 2016

Martin “Marty” Ellison

Martin “Marty” Ellison, 62, of Kahoka died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born February 4, 1954 in Keokuk, the son of Elmer Nicholas and Jenerette Louise Nichols Ellison.  On July 6, 2016 he was united in marriage to Rita Haage.  She survives.

He is also survived by his son, Travis Ellison and his wife Gena, his daughter, Paula O’Brien, seven grandchildren, Cassandra Ellison, Abby Ellison, Alexis Ellison, Keelie O’Brien, Mackenzie O’Brien, Chloe Brewer and Dane Brewer all of Kahoka, three brothers, Gene Ellison of Kahoka, Bill Ellison and his wife Carolyn of Kahoka and Gus Cameron of Rayne, LA, three sisters, Ruby Shoup, Kay Hess and her husband Dean and Mary Weber and her husband Larry all of Kahoka, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Ellison and Louise Ellison Cameron and his brother, Mark Cameron, a brother-in-law, Johnny Shoup and a nephew, Robert Weber

Marty was a life-long Cardinal Fan, enjoyed bowling, playing softball and baseball and even coached softball.  He was one that always had a joke to add to a conversation, He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and cherished the time he spent with his family.  He always enjoyed watching his grandkids play in sports.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the Clark County Moose Lodge in Kahoka.

Memorials may be made to the local Clark County Cancer Fund.

The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lana Lee

Lana Lucille Lee, 74 of Kahoka died Thursday, July 21, 2016 at the Clark County Nursing Home.

She was born August 29, 1941 in Keokuk, Iowa the daughter of Henry and Jessie Boyd Schneider.  On June 2, 1963 she was united in marriage to William “Kent” Lee at the St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk, Iowa.  He preceded her in death on October 19, 2005.

Lana was employed by Places later known as Pamida in Kahoka for 20 years.

She loved to work in her flower garden, growing beautiful flowers. She enjoyed playing solitaire and listening to Country and 50’s Rock music.  She loved having picnics and being surrounded by all her family. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and cherished the time she had with them. Her true pride and joy was her four grandchildren as she always had time to play with them and do a chop stick duet on the piano with them.

She is survived by two sons, David Lee and his wife Shelly of Chatham, IL, and Jon Lee and his wife Kandis of Kahoka, four grandchildren, Kelsie, Katie, Breanna and Camryn Lee, four brothers, George Schneider and his wife Charlotte, Jack Schneider and his wife Diane and Steve Schneider and his wife Cindy, three sisters, Dixie Vanzile and her husband Dick, Karen Nicolols and  Janet Hoppe and her husband Larry, three sisters-in-law, Leih Ann Hayden of Kahoka, Linda Boudreau and her husband Lloyd of Canton and Dixie Schneider and several nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband she was also preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Alice Miller and her husband Jim and Gloria Ruffcorn and her husband Ken, one brother, Arthur Schneider, her father-in-law and mother in-law, Wilbur “Bud” and Waneta “Bill” Lee.

Visitation will be held after 1 P.M. Friday at the Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka with family meeting with friends from 6 – 8 P.M.

A graveside service will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday at the Kahoka Cemetery with Pastor Shawn McAfee officiating.

Procession to the cemetery will leave the funeral home at 9:45 A.M.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The Vigen Memorial Home in Kahoka is in charge of arrangements.