April 24, 2018

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