Mona Tague


12-7 p.m.
Family 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, October 6
Gerth Funeral Home


11 a.m.
Friday, October 7
Gerth Funeral Chapel


Blessing Hospice or the Downing House Museum

{June 4, 1925 - October 2, 2016}

Mona Tague, 91, of Quincy, formerly of Gorin, died Sunday, October 2, 2016, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born the daughter of Garland and Laura (Witt) Trent on June 4, 1925, in Rutledge.

Mona graduated from Memphis High School in 1942 and taught the next five years in country schools, attending Northeast Missouri State Teachers College (now Truman State University) during the summer while teaching in the winters.

Mona married Troy Winn in 1946 and to this union four children were born: Alana Carol, Allen Rex, Dallas James, and Gary Keith Winn.

She worked for 15 years at the former Shellor Globe in Keokuk.

She married Weldon Tague on January 12, 1974, and together they operated Weldon Tague Iron business until just before his death on May 25, 2007.

Mona served as Mayor and as an alderman for the city of Gorin.   She belonged to and held the office of Regent in the Jauflione Chapter DAR in Memphis; was chairperson of the American Legion Auxiliary; member of the LICA Auxiliary; treasurer of the Gorin Cemetery Board; secretary of the Gorin Senior Housing Board; was member of the Scotland County Democratic Party, the Wyaconda Lions Club, the Rutledge Renegades, the Red Hat Society in Memphis and Rutledge, and volunteered at the Downing House Museum.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a son, Gary Winn; two sisters, Leta Marie Trent in infancy and Norma Burrus; a brother, Robert Trent; a son-in-law, Wayne Bailey; grandson, Thearn Treasure; brothers-in-law Richard Burrus, Wayne Mumford, Evert Tague, Jean Tague, Harry Snyder, Jim Brown and Bob Crandal; sisters-in-law Eileen Trent, D.J. Tague, Evelyn Tague, Lena Dell (Sadie) Tague, and Alice Tague Snyder.

She is survived by her children, Alana and husband Rex Chumbley of Ruskin, FL, Rex and wife Jeanette Winn of Quincy, and Dallas and wife Janet Winn of Winterhaven, FL; stepdaughters, Leona and husband Vernon Stice of Carl Junction, MO, Sherrill and husband Kenny Clatt of Gorin, Nancy and husband Larry Platz of Brashear, Donna Bailey of Kirksville, Debra and husband Kenny Heck of St. Charles, and Diane and husband Gary Gannon of St. Louis; a brother, Frank and wife Thelma Trent of Cicero, IL; a sister, Lola Mumford of Kirksville; brothers-in-law Don Tague of Gorin and Bruce and wife Vera Tague of Wyaconda; sisters-in-law Grace Brown of Memphis, Ruth Tague of Edina, and Vera Crandal of Wayland; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, October 7, at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jim Campbell, pastor of the Kahoka Christian Church officiating.   Burial will be in the Pauline Cemetery in Rutledge.

Visitation is from 12-7 p.m., Thursday, October 6, at the Gerth Funeral Home with family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to Blessing Hospice or the Downing House Museum.

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  1. Nancy and all the family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time of sorrow. I know you loved her so much and will miss her.

    Comment by Kathy Young on October 3, 2016 at 2:17 pm
  2. Mona was a beautiful lady inside and out! I always enjoyed visiting with her. Our deepest Sympathy to all the family. She will be missed by all. Marilyn & Keith Dunn

    Comment by Marilyn & Keith Dunn on October 3, 2016 at 3:39 pm
  3. I am so sorry to hear of Mona’s passing. I have many happy childhood memories of her. My deepest sympathy in your loss.

    Comment by Kevin Rodgers on October 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm
  4. Deeply saddened to hear the news of Mona’s passing. She was a very special lady, and we will treasure the time we got to spend with her.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you Alana and Rex, and all of the family.

    Comment by Catherine & Garry Merkley and family on October 3, 2016 at 11:24 pm
  5. My memories of this dear lady are many. She and my Mom shared lots of secrets, Both knew the importance of hard work, honesty and compassion. Mona never failed to greet me with a smile and a hug, the two things that are so needed!

    Comment by Vicki Dodge on October 4, 2016 at 1:26 pm
  6. Nancy and family so sorry to hear about Mona. Prayers for you all.

    Comment by Nancy (Pleshek) Taylor on October 4, 2016 at 3:01 pm
  7. Sending thoughts and prayers out to all of the family. What a special lady to remember fondly….

    Comment by Linda Peterie Hymes on October 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm
  8. our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Anni & Max

    Comment by Anni & Max Bebie on October 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm
  9. I have fond memories of Mona. She became our neighbor after marrying Weldon. She was always very kind and tolerant of me as a pesty little girl. I would go and visit with her and I have memories of her giving me fresh peaches to eat. I loved them and she would also always give me a napkin to clean my hands and face. She was a sweet heart and although I haven’t seen her since I was a child, she had an impact on my life.

    Comment by Ginger Mathes (Stott) on October 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm
  10. Nancy so sorry for your loss.

    Comment by Annette Robbins on October 4, 2016 at 9:44 pm
  11. Such an amazing woman. We are going to miss you.

    Comment by Natasha Barker on October 4, 2016 at 10:02 pm
  12. Thinking of you Donna and all your family at this time. Mona had a wonderful life. She was truly blessed to have all of you and all of you her.

    Comment by Steve and Janice moser on October 4, 2016 at 10:39 pm
  13. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

    Comment by Von Abbott on October 5, 2016 at 1:52 am
  14. Tonya and all other family members you in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
    Betty Morgret and KC Pioneer Rangers Saddle Club.

    Comment by Betty Morgret on October 5, 2016 at 3:31 am
  15. Mona was nice lady. She will be missed.

    Comment by Robert and pat willet on October 5, 2016 at 3:48 am
  16. Mona was very nice lady,

    Comment by Robin Rader on October 5, 2016 at 3:49 am
  17. Alana and Rex and family,
    We are thinking of you in your time of sorrow. We found Mona to be a very nice lady in the time we knew her in Florida. Reading her obituary we realized she was a truly amazing lady as well.

    Comment by Dick & Tien Gaulin on October 5, 2016 at 5:11 pm
  18. Prayers of comfort to all the family. I probably haven’t seen Mona in 40 yrs but remember her well. Time sure does keep moving. God Bless!!!

    Comment by Ben Crabtree on October 6, 2016 at 1:50 pm

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