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Lisa Bower (Martinez)

November 15th, 1960 - April 6th, 2017

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HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Lisa Bower Martínez, 56, of Hannibal, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, April 6, 2017.

Lisa was born Nov. 15, 1960, in Camp Point, Ill., to Jay R. Bower and Shirley Day Bower.

At a young age Lisa moved with her family to Quincy, Ill. While at Quincy High School, Lisa was active in theater, choir and band. She stole the show in roles such as Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz" and Molly in "The Unsinkable Molly Brown."

In college at Southern Methodist University, Lisa majored in musical theater.

During college she met her husband, Andy Martínez, while attending Highland Park Presbyterian Church.

Christ became Lord of her life while on a mission to Mexico with the Baptist Student Mission. Lisa then followed the Lord's call to serve as a marriage and family counselor.

Once married, Lisa and Andy served at a Presbyterian church in Glendora, Calif., before joining the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in church planting.

Three wonderful children were born during this time in Dallas -- Peter Björn Martínez (Alexis), Lauren Martínez Olinger (David), and Joy Claire De Aguilar Martínez. Each day just before leaving for school, Lisa taught the kids a verse from the Bible and she asked them to pray for three friends. This happened every day, and many they prayed for came to know the Lord.

Lisa supported the startup of Fellowship of Christian Athletes at the Outer Banks High School and youth groups at each of the churches she served with Andy.

With her husband, Lisa lived in Glendora, Calif.; Pasadena, Calif.; Mission Viejo, Calif.; Grapevine, Texas; Waynesburg, Pa.; Kill Devil Hills, N.C.; Elk Rapids, Mich.; and Hannibal.

In each of these locations, Lisa fiercely loved and supported her husband and her three children.

Lisa loved God with thanksgiving and served him faithfully. She inspired many and loved others sacrificially.

SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday, April 14, at First Presbyterian Church, Hannibal. Private burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Camp Point, Ill.

VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 13, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy, Ill., and 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the church.

MEMORIALS: Gifts to honor Lisa may be made at gofundme.com, then search for Lisa Martínez of Hannibal.

ARRANGEMENTS: James O'Donnell Funeral Home.

WEBSITE: jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.

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Thomas E Caddick

July 7th, 1960 - October 27th, 2010

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Susan M Freiburg

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Lori Hutchison (Maxwell)

March 29th, 1960 - November 11th, 2017

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Lori Hutchison Maxwell, of Springfield, Illinois, passed away peacefully on the 11th of November in Colleyville, Texas. She was 57 years of age.

 

A visitation will be held at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home in Colleyville, Texas from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday November 15th, and her service will be held at Good Shepherd Catholic Church at 10:00 AM on Thursday November 16th immediately followed by a reception. A second visitation will be held at the Boardman Smith Funeral Home in Springfield, Illinois on Sunday November 19th from 10:30-11:30 AM, followed by her service and interment at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois at Noon.

 

Lori was best known for her gift of design for interior decorating and landscape architecture. Her skills were featured in multiple magazines over her years, and were frequently called upon by her friends and family. She achieved the title of Texas Master Gardener after a lengthy course of study, and volunteered her services to design and decorate many public spaces within her communities. Always the gracious host, Lori loved to keep her social life busy and frequently entertained in her home. Many of the quick friendships she made along her journey lasted her a lifetime. She is remembered as a kind spirit who cared not for labels or prejudices. To Lori, everyone was deserving of compassion, and she often showed it to those who were working through difficult times. She participated in National Charity League, was the President of her children’s Parent Teacher Association, held several Church positions, was a member of numerous neighborhood associations, lead her kid’s athletic support groups before they attended college, and donated time and money to various philanthropies. Her professional career was focused on technology education and documentation. She held positions of increasing responsibility within prominent corporations such as IBM, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, and Nestle Foods. Her most notable project was establishing, building, and leading a regional technology training center for the greater Dallas-Ft. Worth metroplex. Her time at Culver-Stockton College prepared her for her professional life where she studied psychology, and was active in Alpha Xi Delta sorority, as well as many other clubs and activities. Quincy, Illinois was very special to Lori. There, she established her foundations and many friendships which would last her through the rest of her adult life. While attending Quincy Senior High she participated in student council, choir, theater, and competed at the state level for track and field. She will always be remembered as a model wife and mother, dedicated daughter and big sister, and lifelong friend that left us all too soon.

 

Lori is preceded in death by her father, Wayne Hutchison. She is survived by her mother, Lucille Schroeder of Elk River, Minnesota, her husband, Phillip Maxwell of Colleyville, Texas, two children, Jonathan Gurnik of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Lauren Moseley of Chicago, Illinois, and her sisters, Lenae Johnson of Elk River, Minnesota and Nicole Jett of Coral Springs, Florida.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas to support head and neck cancer research, or to Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri in memory of Lori Maxwell. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.bluebonnethills.com.

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Bill Jones

March 8th, 1960 - May 25th, 2009

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David Kaufman

August 5th, 1960 - October 25th, 2007

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From Mary-Ann Kahs on June 8th, 2018
David He died in a car accident while working. We had celebrated being married for 25 yrs.just a few weeks before the accident. So much to say but I can't find the words to express how much he was and is loved by his wife and son's. Those that knew him always mention how he was always smiling and easy going. His hobbies included bowling, beekeeping and hanging out at the farm.
 

Bill McKinney

September 13th, 1960 - September 15th, 2006

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Chuck Schroder

February 7th, 1960 - September 17th, 2009

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Kerry Seals

June 4th, 1960 - August 29th, 1992

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Chris Wolverton

September 24th, 1960 - August 19th, 2009

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Ronald Wymer

December 2nd, 1960 - April 15th, 2010

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