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Charles “Chip” Austin Barber IV | 61 | Geneva

Charles “Chip” Austin Barber IV died on September 9, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Kathy, and their three children, Emily (John) Bear, Melissa (Jordan) Hartman and Chad (Brooke) Barber. He was blessed with two granddaughters, Maggie and Allie Bear, who adored their “Ampa.” He is…

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Roger Dewey Dilley | 83 | Kinderhook

Roger Dewey Dilley, age 83, of Kinderhook, IL passed away on Monday, August 9, 2021 at St. Vincent’s Nursing Home in Quincy, IL.  He was born on March 5, 1938 in Kinderhook, IL to Harold and Effie Kendrick Dilley.  He married Marilyn Dodd in 1971 at the Kinderhook United Methodist Church, and she preceded him…

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Lance Dillon Martin | Infant | Pittsfield

Lance Dillon Martin, precious baby boy was born into the arms of angels Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 11 a.m. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with visitation was held from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service at the…

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Bonna June McKee | 91 | Martinsburg

Bonna June McKee, 91, of Martinsburg, IL died Tuesday morning sept. 14, 2021 at the Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Funeral services were held Friday, Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial followed at Crescent Heights Cemetery in Pleasant Hill. Visitation was held from 10 a.m.…

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Amanda Lyn Pankratz | 36 | Pleasant Hill

Amanda Lyn Pankratz, 36, of Pleasant Hill died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. A memorial service for family and friends will be held Monday, Sept. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church. A “Celebration of Life” gathering will be held Monday evening Sept. 27 at…

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Carl Gene Stauffer | 51 | Nebo

Carl Gene Stauffer, 51, of Nebo died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at his companions home in rural Pittsfield. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill. Burial will follow at Fox Creek Cemetery near Mozier. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the…

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Patricia M. Phillips | 61 | Barry

Patricia M. Phillips 61, of Barry died on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 at her home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. at Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry.  Visitation was held prior to the service on Tuesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to…

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Bonna June McKee | 91 | Martinsburg

Bonna June McKee, 91, of Martinsburg, IL died Tuesday morning Sept. 14, 2021 at the Eastside Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pittsfield. Services are pending at the Lummis Funeral Home in Pleasant Hill.

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Rebecca Ann Irwin | 65 | Pittsfield

Rebecca Ann Irwin, 65, of Pittsfield, died on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy. Funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 10 at 12 p.m. at First Christian Church in Pittsfield with visitation held prior to the service from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the church. Interment followed at West Cemetery…

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PIKE – Fall corn and soybean harvest underway in Pike County

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Corn and soybean harvest started for some farmers in Pike County’s Mississippi River bottoms as early as last week. According to Pike-Scott Farm Bureau Director Kim Curry, corn harvest for many other Pike County farmers will start this week. “I know several farmers are starting today,” Curry said on Tuesday. “A lot…

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