Monday, May 2, 2011

Illinois Obituaries 05/02/2011


 

ABRAHAM, MARY C.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM

Mary C. Abraham, Jan.15, 2011, loving sister of Paul (the late Alice), the late Nellie and the late John Francis Abraham; dearest aunt of John, ..... 


 


 

Anita Hull

Hull, Anita Barnett 92 years, January 16, 2011. Beloved wife of the late William D. Loving mother of William Jr. (Pauline), Madeline Kreuz, Janet Hull, Geraldine (Jack) Kelley, Brigid (Tom) LeJuene, Joseph and the late Anita Margaret. Proud grandmother of 8. Great grandma of 2. Fond sister of William A. Barnett and the late Lucille Eckert. Loving aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Tuesday, 3-9 pm at Nelson Funeral Home 820 Talcott (at Cumberland) Park Ridge. Family and friends will meet at St. Gertrude Church, 1420 W. Granville, Chicago on Wednesday for 10 a.m. mass. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Kindly make donations to Misericordia/Heart of Mercy Center 6300 N. Ridge Ave. Chicago, IL 60660-1099. Funeral info: 847-823-5122.


 


 

Anna Josephine Bordenkircher

She was born March 17, 1920 in Ashland, Ill., the daughter of Edward J. and Anna Aggertt McGraw. She married Ralph A. Bordenkircher on April 29, 1944, in Ashland. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1998., Mrs. Bordenkircher was a homemaker. She graduated from Ashland Community High School with the class of 1938., Mrs. Bordenkircher was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling where she was also a member of the Altar Society. She served as a 4-H leader for many years and always enjoyed cooking and sewing, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family., Survivors include three children, Steve Bordenkircher and his wife, Debra, of Mount Sterling, Ann Reich and her husband, Dr. Robert Reich, of Quincy, and Joyce Knodel and her husband, Jim, of Quincy; 11 grandchildren, Angela Asmann and her husband, Jason, of Quincy, Dr. Abby Reich and her husband, Brian Miller, of Quincy, Alicia Crowe and her husband, Jeff, of St. Charles, Mo., Diane Bordenkircher of Columbia, Mo., Matt Bordenkircher of Mount Sterling, Curt Royer and his wife, Corie, of Ursa, Ill., Jean Royer of Nauvoo, Ill., Clint Royer of Macomb, Ill., Jamie Knodel of Springfield, Ill., Casey Knodel of Campbell, Calif., and Molly Grant of Noblesville, Ind.; four great-grandchildren, Emily Asmann, Jack Miller, Lauren Miller and Canon Royer; and one sister, Frances McGraw of Springfield, Ill., She was preceded in death by her parents; one son in infancy; one brother, Raymond McGraw; and one sister, Catherine Ludwig., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holy Family Catholic Church in Mount Sterling, with the Rev. Thomas Henseler conducting. Burial will be in the Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery., VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Hendricker Funeral Home in Mount Sterling. A prayer service will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Friends may also call from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: The West County Multiple Sclerosis Center, Holy Family Catholic Church or Mount Sterling Catholic Cemetery., ARRANGEMENTS: Hendricker Funeral Home, Mount Sterling.


 


 

Armand Dettore

DECATUR - Armand Dettore, 89, of Decatur passed away at 10:05 p.m., Friday, January 14, 2011 in St. Mary's Hospital. A memorial vigil prayer service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Inurnment will be at Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek. Memorials may be made to the, . Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at, . Mr. Dettore was born July 8, 1921 in Vandergrift, PA., the son of Nunzo and Maria (LeDonne) Dettore. He served in the US Army and was a W.W. II veteran. He married Maria T. Maturo on September 3, 1951. He was a retired steel worker from US Steel after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. Gertrude Roman Catholic Church and the Steelworkers Union. Surviving is his wife: Maria; son: Thomas Dettore and his wife Betty of Decatur; brother: John Dettore of Vandergrift, PA; sister: Edith Maglocci of Vandergrift, PA; grandchildren: Stacey O'Neill, Joey O'Neill-Hollingstead and her husband Jason, Craig O'Neill and his wife Brenda, Kyle Dettore great-grandchildren: Alex O'Neill-Mahon, Mackenzie O'Neill-Mahon, Lauren Hollingstead, Haley O'Neill, and Justin O'Neill. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

BEATRICI, MARY LOUISE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

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BENEDETTO, MARY LOUISE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mary Louise Benedetto, nee Dalle Molle , age 69. A beautiful life was lost Jan. 15, 2011. Mary was a kind and gentle spirit who .....


 


 

BENGE, RICHARD B.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Richard B. Benge, age 72, at rest Jan. 14, 2011, beloved husband of Sharon, nee Fippinger, to whom he was married 51 years, loving father ..... 


 


 

BERAN, CHARLES F.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Charles F. Beran Jr., 89, of Broadview, beloved son of the late Charles F. Sr. and Antonett; dearest brother of Gladys (late Edwin) Tupek and .....


 


 

BLOMBERG, SIGRID

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Sigrid Blomberg, nee Karlquist , age 100; beloved wife of the late Tage; loving mother of the late Eleanor Tully; fond sister of the late ..... 


 


 

BORGO, JOAN MARIE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Joan Marie Borgo, nee Buteau , age 80, of Plainfield, IL, since 1956, at rest Jan. 16, 2011. Born May 12, 1930, in Chicago, IL; .....


 


 

BYRD, ROBERT L.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Robert L. Byrd Sr., of Argo-Summit; beloved husband of the late Cleo; loving father of Pastor Deliah (Johnny) Jones, Dorothy Easter, Warren Byrd, Mildred .....


 


 

Barry Leib

Leib, Barry S. Loving husband of Arleen nee Greiner. Devoted father of Rabbi Jason (Chana) Leib, Rabbi Aaron (Leora) Leib and Rachel (Richard) Silverman. Proud grandfather of Betzalel, Nitai, Adva, Ariella, Shayna, Talya and Avigayil. Beloved son of Edith (and the late Earl) Leib. Dear brother of Marla (Ralph) Rosenbaum and Kenneth (Margaret) Leib. Will be missed by many nieces, nephews and friends. Services were held on Sunday. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Boston Foundation for Sight, 464 Hillside Avenue, Suite 205, Needham, MA 02494


 


 

Bernadine V. Jones

OLNEY - Bernadine V. Jones, 91, Olney, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. 


 


 

Bernadine V. Jones, 91

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Bernice Barbara Petersen

WONDER LAKE – Bernice Barbara Petersen, 85, of Wonder Lake, died Monday, Jan. 10, 2011, at Valley Hi Nursing Home in Hartland Township., She was born Oct. 15, 1925, in Chicago, to Anthony and Helen (Klish) Bogus., Formerly of Chicago, she was a resident of Wonder Lake since 1966., She was a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 1169 of Wonder Lake. She also served as an election official for McHenry County., She enjoyed bingo and was talented artistically in drawing. She enjoyed life to its fullest, and her grandchildren were her pride and joy., Survivors include five children, Laura Harrison of Belvidere, Carl Petersen of Twin Lakes, Wis., Jeffrey Petersen of Marengo, Rodney (Stacey Pyne) Petersen of Island Lake and Melody (Jeff) Bruns of Wonder Lake; 13 grandchildren, Tracy (Gary), Jennifer (Chris), Julie (Keith), Nicole, Michelle, Jamison, Jessica (Dave), Jocelyn, Meghan, Joshua, Melissa (Lance), Mariah and Andrew; and six great-grandchildren, Alex, Taylor, Kevin, Andrew, Brandon and "Little Twinkle Toes" Savanna., Friends may meet her family from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private., Memorials are suggested to the Wonder Lake Food Pantry or to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois., For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400., Friends may send online condolences to the family at


 


 

Bernice Helms

PALATINE – Bernice Marie (Wente) Helms, 96, a lifelong resident of Palatine, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in Inverness., She was born June 1, 1914, in Palatine., Until her last year, she lived her entire life on the same street in Palatine. She was born at 15 N. Benton St.; moved to the house next door when she married and after her first child was born; and moved down the street to a house she called home for more than 65 years. She graduated from Palatine High School, where she met Orville Helms and "did a lot of going out together" at junior prom and senior prom in 1930 and 1931. She married her high school sweetheart on her birthday in 1938., Her life revolved around her family., Her love extended beyond her family to many special friendships built through the years with longtime Palatine classmates, neighbors, members of the Palatine Fire Department, church friends from St. Paul United Church of Christ, and many others whom she enjoyed being with and working with in service to her community. She spent many years helping at fire department fundraisers, along with church and other community events. She knitted or crocheted handwork for the newly married or for new babies, and even in her later years, did dozens of lap robes for nursing home patients. She loved many people of all ages, and she was loved in return., She is survived by three children, Orrin (Gloria) Helms of Palatine, Allen (Melody) of Inverness and Carol (Bill) Gitzke of Cary; four grandchildren, Brad (Jerri) Helms of Palatine, Darcy (Ed) De Luga of Algonquin, Shelly (Marty) Van Anrooy of Gurnee and Bill (Kelly) Gitzke of Cary; 11 great-grandchildren, including twin boys born in November; and her sister, Louise (late Leighton) Mangels of Colorado., She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Orville; her sister, Isabel Klopp; her brother, Cliff (late Bernice) Wente; and her parents, Lydia and John Wente., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Ahlgrim Funeral Home, 201 N. Northwest Highway, Palatine. A service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 144 E. Palatine Road, Palatine., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ, 144 E. Palatine Road, Palatine, IL 60067., For information, call Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home at 847-358-7411 or visit


 


 

Betty Ruth Patterson

Betty Ruth Patterson, 86, of Beardstown, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at Culbertson Memorial Hospital in Rushville., She was born Feb. 26, 1924, in Schuyler County, the daughter of Leroy and Ruth P. Hood. She married Dale Vernon Patterson on Aug. 31, 1949, and he preceded her in death June 8, 1996., Surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Russell and Louis; and three sisters ,Vivian, Mary Maxine and Marjorie., Mrs. Patterson was a faithful member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Beardstown where she served as treasurer of the Sunday school for many years. Betty was a very talented seamstress and quilter and was employed as a seamstress for Huss Menswear in Beardstown for several years. She enjoyed traveling. For the past five years she resided at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown where she loved to participate in the various activities and also enjoyed sharing her love and concern for others in the home., Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Musch Memorial Chapel at Heritage Manor South in Beardstown. Burial will be at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery near Beardstown. The family will meet with friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the chapel. Memorials have been suggested to St. John's Lutheran Church or Heritage Manor South Activity Fund. Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at


 


 

Billy Gulledge

MARION -- Billy D. Gulledge, 68, passed away at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home., According to Billy's wishes, there will be no public services., Billy was born Sept. 7, 1942, in Christopher to Sherman and Janie Lou (Chamness) Gulledge., He worked as a machinist and truck driver., Billy served his country in the U.S. Army. He loved his family and driving trucks., Survivors include his son, William Gulledge of Marion; grandchild, Dustin Macri of Springfield; sister, Betty Highland, niece, Dana Clark, and great-niece, Courtney Clark, all of Paducah., He was preceded in death by his parents., Blue Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements., To view this obituary and sign the register book, visit


 


 

CHOLEWA, RAYMOND M.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Raymond M. Cholewa, 84, formerly of Aurora, passed away on Jan. 15, 2011. He is survived by his children Elizabeth (Kirk) Weisbrod, Michael (Sharon) Cholewa, ..... 


 


 

COGLIANESE, JAMES L.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

James L. Coglianese, age 85, retired C.F.D.; beloved husband of the late Beverly, nee Sheehan; devoted father of Pamela (the late Honorable Edward) Cozzi, ..... 


 


 

Catherine Bergbower

Monday, January 17, 2011 5:06 AM 

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Charles C. Sterchi, 77

Monday, January 17, 2011 10:58 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Charles George Julius Komnick

Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:29 PM 

Charles George Julius Komnick, 80, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Kravanya Funeral Home and again from 9 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Bunker...


 


 

Charles Streit

Charles R. Streit, 86 ROCKFORD - Charles Robert Streit, 86, passed away after a brief illness Wednesday, Jan 12, 2011. Born Dec. 29, 1924, in Rockford, the son of Charles and Birdena Streit. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during, . He then went to work for Rockford Screw Products for more than 40 years, retiring in 1986. Charles was an avid bowler, golfer and card player who enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends. Survivors include his son, Tim (Diane) Knipprath; daughters, Cherie (Joe) Goldsworthy, Cathy (Rex) Mullendore, Cindy (Mike) Eash and Colleen (Glenn) Vandergriff; grandchildren, Venus, Tiffany, Eric, David, Daniel, Diana, Lindsay, Stephen, Noehmi, Sandra, Lee, Melissa, Michelle, Michael, Kyle, Natasha and Tonica; 27 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Dick (Jean), Tom and Fred (Anne); sister-in-law, Alice; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marilyn; sons, Mark and Roger; brother, Jim; sister, Doris Mae; and sister-in-law, Karlene. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Ave., with visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., with a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. Visitation continues from 9 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, until the prayer service at 9:45 a.m. in the parish hall. Interment at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan 18, in St. Mary/St. James Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial to the family. Extend online condolences at


 


 

Charles Weekes

Weekes, Charles L. Beloved husband of Nancy. Loving father of Charles, Terry, Nancy, Shiela (John) Videkis, Cindy, Brian (Lisa) and the late Carolyn and Gloria. Grandfather of 9, great-grandfather of 6. At Stermer Funeral Home, Ltd. 3653-59 W. Fullerton Ave. Funeral Wednesday January 19 at 10 a.m. at the funeral home, Int. Irving Park Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, January 18 from 2 until 8 p.m. 773-235-1815.


 


 

Chester Frank Michels

Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:02 PM 

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Cody Jae Taylor

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:20 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Colleen Miller

Born: June 13, 1928; in Sandwich, Died: Jan. 11, 2011; in St. Charles, GENEVA – Colleen Miller, 82, of Geneva, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in St. Charles., She was born June 13, 1928, in Sandwich, the daughter of Forest and Ruth (Pierce) Rooney., Mrs. Miller is survived by her two sons, Kevin (Sandy) Sunday and Elmer "Skip" Zeleny, both of Geneva; and six grandchildren, Alissa, Benjamin and Brian Sunday and Victoria, Matthew and Sean Zeleny., She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gerald and Richard Rooney; sister, Jeanie Godfrey; and her husband, Jim K. Miller D.D.S., Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St. (Route 38), Geneva., Interment will be private, Memorials to the American Heart Association Midwest Affiliate Memorial and Tributes Program Dept. 77-3968, Chicago, IL 60678, Information, 630-232-8233 or visit


 


 

Coralie J. Null

WOODHULL - Coralie J. Null, 80, Woodhull, died Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011) at Pathway Hospice, Trinity Terrace Park, Bettendorf, Iowa., Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, Woodhull, is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

DALLE, MOLLE MARY LOUISE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

See Mary Louise Benedetto notice. ..... 


 


 

DIAMOND, DOROTHY K.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Dorothy K. Diamond, age 86; beloved wife of the late Dr. Harold R. Diamond; dear mother of Alice (Mitch) Link, Don Diamond, Merle Orr, ..... 


 


 

DORSCH, EVELYN M.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Evelyn M. Dorsch, nee Blain ; beloved wife of Walter; dear mother of Maureen (Frank) Petrosino, Barbara (Michael) Rita and Tom (Val); loving grandmother of ..... 


 


 

David Mace Sr.

DAVID C. MACE SR., 61 BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER AND GRANDFATHER ROCKTON - David C. Mace Sr., 61, of Rockton passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Born Oct. 25, 1949, in Rockford, the son of Franklin and Rose (Darnell) Mace. Veteran of the, . Married Sheryl Simone on Nov. 22, 1969, in Rockford. Retired from the Loves Park Police Department after 23 years. Most recently employed by the states attorney's office in Winnebago County for seven years. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and spending time with family and friends at the house on Jordan Lake in Wisconsin. Survivors include wife, Sheryl; sons, David (Sheri) Mace Jr. and Brian (Ann) Mace, both of Poplar Grove, and Michael (Michelle) Mace of Roscoe; grandchildren, Jacob, Allison, Isaac, Devun, Megan and Caiden; sister, Sheila Mace of Loves Park; mother-in-law, Rosa Simone; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friends, Linda and Larry Metzger. Predeceased by parents and a brother. The family wishes to thank Kindred Hospital in Sycamore, Davita and Rockford Health Systems. Special thanks to Dr. Rabor, Dr. Cheng and staff, Sally and Marlene, Dr. Hansen and Kathy with Visiting Nurses Association. Service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park; Father William Wentink will officiate. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. For more information, visit


 


 

Delores E. Bass

Monday, January 17, 2011 12:58 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Dennis Johnson

Dennis R. Johnson, 78 ROCKFORD - Dennis R. Johnson, 78, of Rockford passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in his home after a two-month illness. Born July 18, 1932, in Rockford, the son of Anton and Ila (Holmberg) Johnson. Denny graduated in 1950 from East High School, where he was vice president of his class and participated in track, football, swimming and golf. He remained a loyal E-Rab by being on the reunion committee and was able to enjoy the 60th class reunion in September 2010. Entering Lake Forest College in 1950, he went on to earn four letters in football, one in golf and one in track. He was all-conference his junior and senior years and was voted co-captain his senior year. Elected senior class vice president, he was also a member of the Lettermen's Club and Delta Chi fraternity. He graduated from Lake Forest College in 1954 with a degree in economics and was inducted into the Lake Forest Athletic Wall of Fame in 1985. After graduation, he entered the, and served in Germany. Upon the death of his father, he returned to Rockford and took on his dad's partnership at Precision Automotive Diesel Inc. with Kenneth Peterson and Raymond Pearson; he retired in 1983 as president. Denny spent many happy summers fishing on the Turtle Flambeau Flowage, Springstead, Wis. Fondly referred to as D.R. Walleye. Poor health ended his golf games but his love of horses continued until his death. Member of the National Standardbred Association, he trained and owned pacers in harness racing. He is survived by his loving life partner, Norene Schuenke; special friend, Gary Propst; cousins, Diane (Chuck) Piper, Susan (Russ) Taylor and Bill (Linda) Nelson; and all their children and grandchildren who knew him as their special Santa Claus. Predeceased by his parents; much-loved uncle, Clifford (Rubye) Nelson; and surrogate son, David E. Piper. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with visitation 10 to 10:45 a.m. Pastor Dan Herman of Old Stone United Church of Christ will officiate. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials to Lake Forest College, 555 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL 60045; or to Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Road, Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit


 


 

Diana Clausen

Clausen, Diana L. (nee Robinson), age 58, of Joliet, passed away Friday, January 14, 2011 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center, with her family by her side, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born April 8, 1952 in Joliet, she worked as a quality control inspector for ITW Filtration Products in Mazon, 25 years. She was also a member of Cantigny, Post #367 Ladies Auxiliary. Diana was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, and was devoted to her faithful canine companion, Lucky. Survived by her beloved husband, James E. Clausen; one brother, Ronald H. (Linda) Robinson; and one nephew, Ron (Brenda) Robinson. Preceded in death by her mother, Helen L. (nee Stephens) Wise; her father, Harry J. Robinson; one stepson, Eric Clausen; and one nephew, Raymond Robinson. Funeral Services for Diana Clausen will be Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Memorials to Joliet Oncology and Hematology Associates Foundation would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: (815) 741-5500


 


 

Diane Holtz

Holtz, Diane (nee Reynolds), beloved wife of James C. Holtz, Ret. C.F.D.; loving mother of Jessica and devoted step mother of Timothy (Sandra), Patricia (Timothy Schumpp) and Jamie Holtz; cherished grandmother of Vivianna and Isabella; caring daughter of Frank and Karen Angelucci, fond sister of David (Marie) Reynolds; dearest friend of Karen Harper and many others. Teacher of 25 years at Blue Cap School in Blue Island, IL. Visitation Monday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Tuesday, 9:45 a.m. from Andrew J. McGann & Son Funeral Home, 10727 S. Pulaski Road to St. Christina Church, Mass 10:30 a.m. Interment Private. 773-783-7700 or 708-423-5400


 


 

Don Minton

CARBONDALE -- Don Minton, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at his home., Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home. 


 


 

Dorothy Eversole

DECATUR - Dorothy Eversole, Decatur, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. 


 


 

Dorothy K. McCracken

DECATUR - Dorothy K. McCracken, 93, Spartanburg, S.C., formerly of Decatur, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2011). Private graveside services: Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Spartanburg. Family gathering: Judy DeWerth's home, Inman, S.C. Arrangements by: J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg. Send condolences:


 


 

Dorothy Strayer-Zuck

GALESBURG - Dorothy Strayer-Zuck, 92, Galesburg, died at 12:35 p.m. Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011) at Seminary Manor., Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Dorothy Wilson

SPARTA - Dorothy H. Wilson, 101, died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Sparta Community Hospital., Services will be at 11 a.m. today in McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta, with the Rev. Robert Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. today at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church, Union Cemetery or Gideons Sparta Camp., Mrs. Wilson worked as a teacher in rural schools., She was a member of Home Bureau, Gideons Auxiliary, Women's Missionary Society, Union Cemetery Board and Bethel Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, where she served as a youth leader. She also served as a Sunday school teacher and 4-H leader., She was born March 24, 1909, in Sparta to Elmer and Fleeta (Brown) Pressley., She married Moore S. Wilson, who preceded her in death June 16, 2010., Survivors include two daughters, Fleta (Keith) Gordon and Linda (Cy) Compton, both of Sparta; three grandchildren, Jeannie (Dan) Bauer of O'Fallon, Mike (Kathy) Gordon of Sparta and C.G. (Erin) Compton III of St. Louis; four great-grandchildren, Michael Douglas Gordon of Sparta, Benjamin Bauer and Andrew Bauer, both of O'Fallon, and Cora Beth Compton of St. Louis; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends., She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters and one brother., Friends may sign the guest book at


 


 

Dorothy Wise

Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:31 PM 

Dorothy E. Wise, 59, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Arrangements pending at Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Alton. 


 


 

Douglas Blomquist

Douglas Robert Blomquist, 52 MADISON, Wis. - Douglas Robert Blomquist, 52, died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. Memorial service at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Road, with a gathering from 3 p.m. to service time.


 


 

E. Minor Pace

MOUNT VERNON - E. Minor Pace, 89, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Aurora., Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Trinity Episcopal Church in Mount Vernon, with Father Gene Tucker officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Virginia. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon., Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church.


 


 

EDWARDS, JEROME F.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM

Jerome F. "Jerry" Edwards, age 49, of Villa Park, beloved son of the late Frederick L. Jr. and Leona, nee Hendron Derer; loving brother ..... 


 


 

Earl Martin

Earl Martin, 70, of Jacksonville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at St. John's Hospital in Springfield., He was born March 4, 1940, in Jacksonville, the son of Estel and Hazel Smith Martin. He married Linda June Devoy on Nov. 4, 1961, in Jacksonville, and she survives., He is also survived by three children, Susan Malthe (husband, Rob) of Rockford, Cheryl Cooper (husband, John) of Jacksonville and Michael Martin (wife, Manda) of Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Canduss Connell (husband, Ryan) of Rockford and Tyler Griffin, Logan Griffin and Griffin Martin, all of Jacksonville; two great-grandchildren, Camden and Brody Connell, both of Rockford; six siblings, Phyllis "Sis" Scott (husband, Jim) of Winchester, Bill Martin (wife, Roxy) of Land-O-Lakes, Fla., Judy Hoots (deceased husband, Grover) of South Jacksonville, Ronnie Martin (wife, Penny) of Jacksonville, Wayne Martin (wife, Kay) of Springfield and Nancy McClure of South Jacksonville; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Fred Martin and Ray Martin (surviving wife, Dee of Colorado Springs, Colo.)., A 1958 graduate of Jacksonville High School, Earl was employed over 40 years by Kraft Foods/AC Humko in Jacksonville. After retiring, he joined the staff of Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home which allowed him to continue to befriend and help others. A knowledgeable and avid dirt track racing fan, Earl spent many weekends as an announcer for the Jacksonville and Spoon River Speedways. In addition, he was the number one fan and promoter of his family's M & G Racing Team., Earl was a dedicated member and past president of the Jacksonville Lions Club, devoting much time to their many community projects. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge and a former member of their ritual team. Earl was always quick to volunteer his assistance and take time for a conversation with friends. He loved to attend his grandchildren's sporting events, an occasional fishing trip, and any opportunity to spend time with his family., Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Buchanan & Cody Funeral Home in Jacksonville, with burial at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, south of Jacksonville. The family will meet friends from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Jacksonville Lions Club. Condolences may be shared with the family online at


 


 

Eleanor Siani

Siani, Eleanor J. nee Maeder, 89; beloved wife of the late George P.; devoted daughter of the late Frank and Magdalena nee Meyer, Maeder; dear sister of the late Joseph, George, Harold and Elroy; fond aunt and great aunt of many. Visitation Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until time of funeral service 11:00 a.m. at BLAKE-LAMB FUNERAL HOME, 4727 West 103rd St., Oak Lawn. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. For info 708-636-1193 or


 


 

Elizabeth McCleery

Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:30 PM 

Elizabeth "Betty" McCleery, 96, died at 7:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Heritage Manor in Staunton. Arrangements are pending at Gent Funeral Home in Alton. 


 


 

Eric Ganoe

Eric S. Ganoe, 27 ROCKFORD - Eric S. Ganoe, 27, formerly of Rock-ford, passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in his home. Born Jan. 6, 1984, in Rockford, the son of Scot and Dawn (Moore) Ganoe. Graduated from Auburn High School in 2002. Eric loved his family and adored his nieces and nephews. Survived by his father, Scot (Mari) Ganoe; sisters, Mandy (James) Gould and Danielle (Larry) McAllister; grandmothers, Eunice Zellner and Marion Moore; nieces and nephews, Myranda, Tyler, Jameson, Gracie, Trestin and Mykenzie; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and good friend, Craig Cottrell. Predeceased by his mother, Dawn Ganoe; grandfathers, Dennis Ganoe, Douglas Moore and Bernie Zellner. Service at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in Advantage Funeral & Cremation Service, 7000 W. State St. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. To send tributes, visit


 


 

Ernie Isaac

DECATUR - Ernie Isaac, 72, Decatur, died Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home.


 


 

Ethel Hainley

Monday, January 17, 2011 5:07 AM 

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Ethel Irene Hainley

MARTINSVILLE - Ethel Irene Hainley, 89, Martinsville, retired McFarling Foods bookkeeper, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2011). Services: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Greenwell Funeral Home, Martinsville. Visitation: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, with 7:30 p.m. Eastern Star services. Memorials: Martinsville Bible Church or Shriners Hospitals for Children. Send condolences:


 


 

Eugene Wells

Monday, January 17, 2011 4:00 AM 

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Eunice B. Huggins

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Eva George

Monday, January 17, 2011 4:54 AM 

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Eva Maxine George

EDWARDSVILLE - Eva Maxine George, 95, Edwardsville, formerly of Kinmundy, businesswoman, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Neal Funeral Home, Kinmundy. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Kinmundy. Memorials: Kinmundy Fire Department or Kinmundy EMTs.


 


 

FLUDER, CAROL J.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Carol J. Fluder, nee McElroy , age 76, of Elgin, formerly of Hoffman Estates. Beloved wife of Ernest; devoted mother of Elaine Fluder, Laura (Brooke) ..... 


 


 

Faith McKenney

Faith McKenney, 84, of rural Spring Valley died at 4:46 p.m. Sunday at Manor Court, Peru. 


 


 

GARSTKI, CECILIA

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Cecilia Garstki, nee Lubaszka , devoted wife of the late Chester; loving mother of Lynn (Gene) Suwanski, Carol Westbrook (Richard Rikoski), Mark (Kristin) and Paul ..... 


 


 

GISTENSON, RUTH

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Ruth Gistenson, nee Lazar ; beloved wife of Donald; cherished mother of Jodi (Elmer) Oughton-Schmidt and Cindy (Wayne) Pichler; devoted grandmother of Benjamin, Spencer, ..... 


 


 

GLENN L. WATKINS — Formerly of Benton

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GREBNER, CORA R.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Cora R. Grebner, nee Voss , 86, of Hayward, WI, formerly of Blue Island; beloved wife of Frank W. Jr.; loving mother of Mary, Myra .....


 


 

Geneva L. Foster

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Genevieve McGee

JOHNSTON CITY - Genevieve (Goodman) McGee, 88, died at 3:18 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Herrin Hospital., Arrangements are incomplete at Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City. 


 


 

Glen Daniel Chaplin, 78

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Glendel F. Butler

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Gloria Sharpe

Sharpe, Gloria loving wife of the late Robert, dearest mother of Valerie (Alex) Christoffel, Robert Jr., Christina (Russell) Madia, Laura, Lucille (Joseph) Scalise and Gloria (Steven III) Covich, grandmother of Jennifer, Angelique, Samantha, Amanda, Joseph Jr., Gianina, Nicole, Steven IV, Krystina, Tiana and Haley, great-grandmother of Anthony, Horacio, Giselle and Joshua, loving aunt of many. Memorial visitation Monday, 3 to 9 p.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels, Ralph Massey, Funeral Director. 1857 N. Harlem Ave., Interment private. Please omit flowers. 773-889-1700.


 


 

HAAKE, AMBER KAY BURGHER

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Amber Kay Burgher Haake, 49 years old, formerly of Indianapolis, and a resident of Naperville since 2002. She passed peacefully into God's loving arms .....


 


 

HAHNE, MARIE H.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Marie H. Hahne, nee Perschek , age 91, of Lombard; dearest wife of the late Harold H.; loving Mother of Keith (Denise), Willy (John) Beach, .....


 


 

HALBERT E. GULLEY

Halbert E. Gulley, 91, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center., Born Nov. 21, 1919, in Sesser, the sixth of eight, to Roy A. and Mary (Martel) Gulley, he married Nadine Ellen Dauderman June 28, 1941, at First Christian Church, Iowa City, Iowa., Halbert graduated from Goode-Barren Township High School in 1936. He received a Bachelor of Education from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, in 1940 and earned a Master of Arts in 1941 from the, , Iowa City. In the fall of 1941, he accepted a position at Hannibal Missouri High School. Shortly thereafter, he was inducted into military service. He served four years in the U.S. Army. He was wounded in action in Germany, but survived and retired as a captain in the Infantry. After leaving the service, he returned to civilian life and went immediately to the University of Iowa to pursue a Ph.D. in speech communication. He received the degree in August 1948, accepted a position as assistant professor of speech at the, , and moved his growing family to Urbana for a stay of 19 years., During that time his children grew up, his wife began a teaching career and Hal rose to the rank of full professor. The Gulleys left U of I in 1967 for Colorado State University, Fort Collins. He taught there one year, and then went to the University of Kentucky, Lexington, as chair of the Department of speech. He accepted the chairmanship of the Department of Speech, Speech Correction and Theater at Northern Illinois University in 1970, served for nine years and retired in 1979. Hal was a gifted orator and writer. He authored seven books, three in his field of expertise. He and Nadine moved to Oak Crest Retirement Center in 1999., He is survived by his children, Jerry (Nancy) Gulley of New Castle, N.H., Beth (John) Knecht of Chicago and Bill (Leanne Mumpy) Gulley of Madison, Wis.; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren., He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine, in 2009., A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Oak Crest Chapel, DeKalb, with the Rev. Blake Richter of Westminster Presbyterian Church, DeKalb, officiating. Private family burial will be at Elmwood Cemetery, Sycamore, with full military honors provided by DeKalb County Honor Guard., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Halbert E. Gulley Memorial Fund for the Samaritan Fund at Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center in care of Anderson Funeral Home Ltd., P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information, visit, or call 815-756-1022.


 


 

HANNON, PATRICK B.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Patrick B. Hannon, age 51, Lt. C.F.D., Truck 8. Beloved husband of Michelle K., C.F.D., nee Kochniarczyk; devoted father of Katherine "Katie" and Bridget; ..... 


 


 

HARTMAN, ROSE MARIE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Rose Marie Hartmann, 82, of Effingham, Jan.15, 2011. Loving mother of Mary (Kevin) Jermyn, Donna (Frank Jr.) Salvage, Jerry, Michael (Lorraine), Tony (Jeanne) and Gregory ..... 


 


 

HAZEL V. TICKEMYER — Independence, Mo.

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HULL, ANITA BARNETT

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Anita Barnett Hull, 92 years, Jan. 16, 2011; beloved wife of the late William D.; loving mother of William Jr. (Pauline), Madeline Kreuz, Janet Hull, .....


 


 

Harold Couch

Harold D. Couch, 74 ROCKFORD - Harold D. Couch, 74, of Rockford passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in his home with his loving family by his side. Born July 10, 1936, in Portia, Ark., the son of Virgil and Dealey (Arnold) Couch. Married Mary Hammond on June 1, 1963, in Rockford. Proudly served his country with the U.S. Army. He was employed by General Electric form 1959 to 1967 and Greenlee from 1967 to 1998. Harold enjoyed bow hunting and fishing and was a lifetime member of the Blackhawk Field Archers. Survived by his wife, Mary Couch; son, Jeffrey Couch; daughter, Robin (Chuck) Brandi; grandchildren, Cheri and Chantelle Couch and Jack and Nicholas Brandi; daughter-in-law, Amy Couch; great-grandchildren, Jasmine and Kailey Devant and Santo Salinas; brothers, Darrell (Ola) Couch, Rick (Nora) Couch and Doug (Geraldine) Couch; beloved dog, Lucky, and cat, Shadow. Predeceased by his parents; brother, Winfred Couch; and sister, Sue Whitmire. Special thanks to Leroy and Betty Adams, Dan Ellis and all the members of the Blackhawk Field Archers. Also thanks to the nurses and staff with Northern Illinois Hospice. Service at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the funeral home. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Condolences may be sent to the family at


 


 

Harriet Giovanini

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

PONTIAC — Harriet M. Giovanini, 91, of Pontiac died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011) at Evenglow Lodge Tjardes Health Center, Pontiac. 


 


 

Helen F. Valerius

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Helen Johnston

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

DITTMER, Mo. – Helen Marie Johnston, 91, of Dittmer, Mo., formerly of Farmer City, died on Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) at St. Clare Hospital in Fenton, Mo. read more 


 


 

Helen Retzer

Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:29 PM

Helen Charlene Retzer, 88, passed away at 4:48 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Rosewood Care Center in Alton. She was born in Fayette County, Ill., on June 11, 1922, and was the daughter of Walter and Viola (Hoffman) Federman. She married Homer...


 


 

Helen Sproat

Monday, January 17, 2011 4:50 AM 

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Hilary Konz

Konz, Hilary M. (Larry) Age 80, late of Lockport, formerly of Omaha, NE and Sioux City, IA, passed away peacefully January 15, 2011 at Silver Cross Hospital. Larry is survived by his brother Wayne (Judy) Konz and Alice (Hugh) Waldier, one sister-in-law Sharon Konz, numerous nieces and nephews, inspiration to many and friend to all. Preceded in death by one brother Cyril Konz. Dedicated to a life of service, US Airforce SMSgt Retired. Vietnam Veteran, Boys Town of Nebraska Counselor, active member of St. John the Baptist Church in Joliet. Funeral Wednesday 9:15 A.M. from Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox, IL to St. John the Baptist Church 10:00AM Mass. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Memorials to St. John the Baptist Church of Joliet or Boys Town of Nebraska would be appreciated. Visitation Tuesday 3:00-9:00PM Hickey Memorial Chapel 442 E. Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox 815-485-8697


 


 

Imogene E. Beachy

BETHANY - Imogene E. Beachy, 78, Bethany, former day care provider, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2011). Graveside services: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Visitation: after 10 a.m. Monday, McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany. Memorials:, . Send condolences:


 


 

Ivan F. Dunn

Ivan F. Dunn, 71, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and formerly of Jacksonville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Texhoma Christian Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Texas., Ivan F. Dunn, 71, of Wichita Falls, Texas, and formerly of Jacksonville, died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Texhoma Christian Care Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. today at the chapel of Owens & Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Texas.


 


 

JANSSENS, MARY ALICE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mary Alice "Sis" Janssens, 93; beloved wife of the late Woodrow "Woody"; loving mother of Michael, Thomas (Barbara) and James (June); cherished grandmother of Scott ..... 


 


 

JOCH, ELIZABETH G.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM

Elizabeth G. Joch, 79, of Mt. Prospect, passed away peacefully Sunday Jan. 16, 2011 at her home with her family by her side. Born Feb. ..... 


 


 

JUSTMAN, ANNABELLE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Annabelle Justman, nee Cohen ; beloved wife of the late Charles; loving mother of Steven (Gayle) and Jeffrey (Debbie); dear grandmother of Michael, Benjamin, ..... 


 


 

Jacqueline Lou Storck

Jackie was born Feb. 27, 1929, in Quincy, a daughter of Albert and Patricia Kroeger. She was raised by her Grandma and Grandpa Kroeger. On May 13, 1948, she married Alan Storck in Ursa. They later renewed their vows at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He survives., Jackie was a homemaker and had worked for Motorola for several years., She loved being outdoors hunting and fishing with her husband and son. She loved her dogs, especially Cozy. Jackie also enjoyed planting and caring for flowers in her yard., In addition to her husband, Alan, survivors include a son, Ricky Storck of Quincy; a sister, Barb Kelch and her husband, Wayne, of Quincy; a brother-in-law, Larry Storck and his wife, Sue, of Palmyra, Mo.; and cousins, nieces and nephews., SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with Msgr. Michael Kuse conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery., VISITATION: 12:30 p.m. until time of services Tuesday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or to the Quincy Humane Society.


 


 

James Clingan

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

COVINGTON, Ind. – The conclusion of a fascinating life journey arrived for former state senator and state representative Lee Clingan of Covington, Ind., who died peacefully at Veterans Affairs Illiana Health Care System in Danville at the age of 89 on Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). read more


 


 

James M. Payne

EFFINGHAM - James M. Payne, 89, Marion, formerly of Effingham, retired Kraft Foods salesman, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, Marion., and two hours before services Wednesday, Johnson Funeral Home, with 1 p.m. Masonic rites. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery, Effingham, with military rites. Memorials: Shriners Hospitals for Children. Send condolences:, veteran. Member: Centenary United Methodist Church, Effingham, and Effingham Masonic Lodge AF&AM 149. Survivors: son, John A. Payne, Marion; daughters, Carol Unger, Rockville, Md.; Gwendolyn Weaver, Idaho Falls, Idaho; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Preceded by: wives, Lois May and Leona M. Online guest book at


 


 

James Payne

MARION - James M. Payne, 89, formerly of Effingham, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Parkway Manor in Marion., Jim was born March 26, 1921, near Allendale, the son of John McFarland "Mack" and Mary Alice (Crewell) Payne., He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Allendale High School in 1938 and from Lockyears Business College in Evansville, Ind., in 1939., He was united in marriage to Lois May Wittenbraker on Oct. 5, 1941, in Darmstadt, Ind., and together they shared more than 58 years of marriage before her death Feb. 23, 2000. He later was united in marriage to Leona M. Hudson on March 25, 2001, in Effingham, and together they shared nearly four years of marriage before her death March 9, 2005., Jim answered the call of this nation by serving in the U.S. Army during, . He served with the 885th Signal Corp, being attached to the Air Force, and was stationed in Burma, China and India. He drove a truck with a convoy over the Burma Road to his station in Kumming, China, where he served as an airborne radar repairman., In 1946, following his military service, he returned to Evansville, Ind., and was employed as a salesman by Kraft Foods Inc., delivering merchandise throughout Kentucky, southern Indiana and Southern Illinois. In 1957, he transferred to the St. Louis District with the company and moved his family to Effingham. Throughout the years, he won many awards with the company and, after 37 years, he retired in July 1983., For many years, he was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Effingham. After his move to Marion in 2005, he became a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Marion., Some of his other memberships included the Effingham American Legion Post 120, Effingham Masonic Lodge 149 AF&AM, Sullivan Chapter 128 Knight Templar, Ainad Shrine Temple of East St. Louis, Eastern Star and Effingham Heart Shrine Club. And, he was active for many years in the Effingham County and Illinois State Genealogical Society., He loved his family and many friends and always kept in contact with them through the use of his computer and cell phone. His memory will be cherished, and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him., Jim is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Steven Unger of Rockville, Md., and Gwendolyn and Dr. Walter Weaver III of Idaho Falls, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, John A. and Tammy Payne of Marion; seven grandchildren, Daniel Unger and wife, Kim, Katherine Baillie and husband, Brian, Abigail Weaver, Brooke Barlow, Alex Payne and wife, Ana, Andrew Payne and Allison Zeigler and husband, John; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other extended family members; and many friends., Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Johnson Funeral Home, 201 S. Fourth St., in Effingham, with the Rev. Ken Burgard presiding. Interment will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Effingham, with military rites accorded by American Legion Post 120 and, Post 1769 of Effingham., Local visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, 900 N. Court St., in Marion. Visitation in Effingham will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home, followed by Masonic rites conducted by Effingham Masonic Lodge 149 AF&AM., For those who prefer, memorial contributions may be made to Shiners Children's Hospital. Memorial contribution envelopes will be available at Wilson-McReynolds Funeral Home, or may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 370, Marion, IL 62959., To leave an online condolence or memory, visit


 


 

Jane Kuritz

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

HUDSON — Jane Kuritz, 87, of Hudson died at 9 p.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) at Meadows Mennonite Home, rural Chenoa. 


 


 

Jennie L. Daniels Starry

Jennie was born Dec. 17, 1954, in Pittsfield, a daughter to Kenneth and Chloe J. Robertson Daniels. She married Keith Starry Dec. 27, 1974, in the United Methodist Church in Pittsfield., Jenny was the director of finance at Skinner and Kennedy Co. in Berkley, Mo. She was a graduate of Pittsfield High School Class of 1972 and graduated summa cum laude from South Western College in Winfield, Kan., and attained her master's degree from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi academic society and an office holder of Printing Industry of St. Louis., Jennie enjoyed her return trips back to her home in Pittsfield and was an avid "House Hunters" TV program viewer and followed residential real estate home sales., She is survived by her husband, Keith; and one daughter, Julia (Dustin) Schmidt of O'Fallon, Mo. Jennie was expecting her first grandson, Lucas Wade Schmidt, in April., SERVICES: 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, with the Rev. Tom Wilber conducting. Burial will be in the Pittsfield West Cemetery. A lunch will follow at the United Methodist Church Orr Hall in Pittsfield., VISITATION: From noon until time of services Tuesday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to a trust fund established for her expectant grandson, Lucas Wade Schmidt., ARRANGEMENTS: Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield; info@nieburfh.com.


 


 

Jess Ann Logsdon

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Joan Borgo

Borgo, Joan Marie (nee Buteau), age 80, of Plainfield, IL since 1956, at rest January 16, 2011. Born May 12, 1930 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of the late Alexander and Williamina Bureau. Beloved wife of 61 years of George, loving mother of Richard Borg, Robert (Eileen) Borgo, James Borgo and Kathleen (Jesse) Leach, loving grandmother of Chris and Andrew Leach, Jack, Matt, Nick, Lisa and Jessie Borgo, and Beth (Josh) Jachna. Joan was a long time active member of St. Mary Immaculate Church, with the St. Mary's Mothers Club and the CCW. In 1995, she received the Women of the Year award from her church in honor of her years of service. Was a member of the Lewis University Senior Exercise Program, especially the "Breakfast Club". In her spare time she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and watching the birds that visited her garden. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or American Parkinson Disease, 2050 Pfingsten Road, Suite 127, Glenview, lL 60026. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary Immaculate Church, 15629 S. Route 59, Plainfield, LL 60544 with interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, IL. Visitation Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 3:00 - 8:00 PM at OVERMAN-JONES FUNERAL ROME 15219 S. Joliet Road (Corner of Rts. 30 & 59) Plainfield, IL 60544 Info: 815-436-9221 or


 


 

John Clark

Monday, January 17, 2011 2:30 AM

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John W. Clark

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Joseph Schiavo

JOSEPH R. SCHIAVO, 88 OLATHE, Kan. - Joseph R. Schiavo, 88, of Olathe passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Joe was born in Rockford, Ill., to John and Maria Ferro Schiavo. He went into the Marine Corps, serving in, and the, , where he was awarded three Gold Stars and later retired as a lieutenant colonel. Joe was a pilot with Trans World Airlines until he retired in 1982 and served as a tour guide at the TWA overhaul base for many years. Joe was a member of St. Ann's Parish in Prairie Village for many years, St. Ann's Bridge Group, Association of Naval Aviators, Overland Park Trail Blazers, and West Eleven Financial Group. Survived by wife, Dottie Schiavo of the home; daughters, Kathy (John) Hamilton of Springfield, Mo., and Cindy (Jim) Courtney of Overland Park; grandchildren, Jenny (Marc) Straub, Tom (Julie) Hamilton, Natalie Courtney and Mike Courtney; brothers; and his nieces and nephews. His daughter, Patricia Ann, precedes him in death. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Santa Marta Retirement, 13800 W. 116th St. Burial at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Santa Marta Chapel or to the Disabled American Veterans. Arrangements by Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee. Condolences may be expressed online at amos


 


 

Joseph Streich

Streich, Joseph A. age 86, longtime resident of Skokie. Beloved husband of Ann; dear father of Susan (Ken) Boldt and Jo Ann (Bill) Kurth; loving grandfather of Melanie (Robert) Morgan, Jennifer (Kurt) and Eric (Michele) Asplund; dearest great-grandfather of Tanner, Lauren, Faith, Savannah, Jake and Kylie; Master to Buster and Harley. Visitation Wednesday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Haben Funeral Home & Crematory, 8057 Niles Center Rd., Skokie. Funeral Thursday, 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home for Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Joan of Arc Church, Evanston/Skokie. Interment St. Boniface Cemetery. Funeral info. 847-673-6111 or


 


 

Josh Eastwood

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

DANVILLE – Josh Paul Eastwood, 26, of Danville died 2:26 a.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) at home. read more


 


 

Joshua "Josh" Paul Eastwood

Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:01 PM 

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Joy Strub

Joy Lou Dayson Strub, 89 BYRON - Joy Lou Dayson Strub, 89, of Byron died Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, in her home. She was born Nov. 26, 1921, at home in Fritchton, Ind., to Helen Cecelia Summers Dayson and Louie Otto Dayson. Graduated from Fritchton High School in 1939. After receiving an associate of arts degree from Vincennes University in 1941, Joy taught school in a one-room country school, Bennington Grove in Toluca. During, , Joy joined the, as a WAVE and served in San Diego as a pharmacist's mate, 2nd class, from 1943 to 1945. In 1949, in Fritchton, she married her beloved husband, Willis Lee Roy Strub of Perry, Okla.; he died in 2003. In 1954, they moved to Byron, where Willis worked as a farmer and Joy taught second grade in the Byron School District. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she served as president, and was also a member of the Skokie Valley Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Joy and Willis were active members of the United Church of Byron. She was also preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Pat J. Dayson of North Carolina, Louie O. Dayson Jr. of Indiana and Robert L. Dayson of Indiana. Joy is survived by her daughter, Helen Margaret Strub Beller of Chicago. She was a cherished wife, beloved mother, devoted aunt and a much loved friend. Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in United Church of Byron, 701 W. Second St., with the Rev. Michael Mulberry officiating. Burial in Byron Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. In lieu of flowers, donations to United Church of Byron or Ogle County Hospice would be appreciated. For more information, visit


 


 

June L. Nodari

June L. Nodari, 92, died at 10:01 a.m. Saturday Jan. 15, 2011, in Spring Valley Nursing Center.


 


 

KOLOSH, FLORENCE C.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Florence C. Kolosh, nee Deckelmann , formerly of Roseland, beloved wife of the late LeRoy Kolosh; loving mother of Donald (Cindy) Kolosh and Alan Kolosh; .....


 


 

KONZ, HILARY M.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Hilary M. "Larry" Konz, age 80; beloved brother of Wayne (Judy), Alice (Hugh) Waldier and the late Cyril (Sharon) Konz; numerous nieces and nephews, inspiration ..... 


 


 

KOWALSKI, JOHN J.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

John J. Kowalski, age 70; husband of Pat, nee Lane; loving farther of Alan (Janice), grandfather of Ronnal (Josh), Rosa (Anthony) and Patricia. No service ..... 


 


 

Kathleen Lowe

CARBONDALE - Kathleen Lowe, 94, died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her residence., She was born Dec. 8, 1916, to Lawrence W. and Eria (Humphrey) Robinson. She married William E. Lowe in 1952, and he survives., Kathleen was a member of First United Methodist Church in Carbondale and ladies auxiliary of the church. She was a member of Home Extension and volunteered at Memorial Hospital and the local food bank., She worked in the office at Ameren, Montgomery Ward in Murphysboro and retired from Jackson County Health Department., Kathleen had the gift of charming everyone she met., She is survived by her husband, William E. Lowe of Carbondale; two sisters, Dorothy E. Smith of Carbondale and Helen McCoskey of Lodi, Calif.; brother, Frank (Marilyn) Robinson of Jupiter, Fla.; and nieces, nephews and other relatives., She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Mary Jane Casper., The family would like to give special thanks to Hospice of Southern Illinois, her caregivers, Brandi, Shannon, Carol, Emily and Amelia, and a few close friends, Carol, Marsha and family, Candy and Jim, Mary and George and Sandy and Rick., Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home, Old Illinois 13 between Carbondale and Murphysboro, with the Rev. Alan R. Rhein officiating. Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home., To leave online condolences, visit


 


 

Kathryn Jane Pyatt

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:16 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Kathryn Louise McCormick

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LARSEN, KENNETH WILLIAM

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Kenneth William Larsen, 78, of Palatine. A U.S. Army Veteran and lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. Visitation for Kenneth William Larsen will be .....


 


 

LEEDS, MARCIE

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Marcie "Poopsie" Leeds, nee Friedman , age 52; beloved wife and best friend for 30 years of Larry; most loved mother of Spencer and .....


 


 

LEIB, BARRY S.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Barry S. Leib; loving husband of Arleen, nee Greiner; devoted father of Rabbi Jason (Chana) Leib, Rabbi Aaron (Leora) Leib and Rachel (Richard) Silverman; .....


 


 

LOY, RUTHIE M.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Ruthie M. Loy; beloved wife of Erwin F. Loy; loving mother of Michael (Elaine) Loy; grandmother of Joseph, Stanley, Elayne and Michael Jr. (Ashley); great ..... 


 


 

LYLE JACOBSON

Lyle Jacobson, longtime Longmont, Colo., resident, died peacefully on Jan. 4, 2011, in his sleep surrounded by his family., He was a Lee, Ill., farm boy and remained one in his heart for his entire life. He shared his love of American history with everyone he spoke to and saw everyone he met as his friend. He was a kind, loving and gentle husband and father. He passed on his love for chocolate and his inquisitive spirit to his daughter and his love of football to his son. Lyle was a loyal Illini, a 1935 graduate of the, with a degree in Commerce Law. He was a delegate from Illinois in the first government internship program in Washington, D.C., and served at the Pentagon with the, during, . His entire working career after the war was with Ohio Bell Telephone Co. and AT&T – he was a member of and one-time president of the telephone company Pioneers. He raised his family in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and lived there for many years. His family will miss him always, but consider themselves fortunate to have had him in their lives., He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Carroll; daughter, Karen (Barry) Poulson; son, Gary (Ruth) Jacobson; seven grandchildren and their spouses; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Dorothy Griffith of Lee., Private family services will be held, with cremation at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Longmont, Colo.; 303-776-2313. Visit, to send condolences.


 


 

Larry E. Kick

RICHMOND – Larry E. Kick, 75, a 13-year resident of Richmond, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock., He was born June 3, 1935, in Sterling. He was a former 30-year resident of Libertyville., He was a Marine Corps veteran. He was a former Lake County deputy sheriff and retired in 1986 after serving for 25 years with the Deerfield Police Department., He was a member of the Illinois Police Association and after retirement entered into the landscape construction business. He enjoyed boating, fishing, snowmobiling, traveling and was a Bears fan., Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Rosalie (Horak) Kick; three children, Dawn (Tom) Roth of Pueblo West, Colo., Troy (Connie) Kick of Kenosha, Wis., and Robin Kick of London, England; eight grandchildren, Jamie, Joshua, Jennifer, Jesse, Devin, Dalton, Mckayla and Mikal; five great-grandchildren; and his brother, Wesley (France) Kick of Mundelein., He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Lucille Kick; and his sister, Loretta Gumbiner., The visitation will be from 2 p.m. until the services at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Burnette-Dane Funeral Home, 120 W. Park Ave. (Route 176), Libertyville. Interment will be in Lakeside Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, contributions to, are appreciated., For information, call the funeral home at 847-362-3009.


 


 

Lawrence Kenneth 'Ken' Hall Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:08 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Lee Clingan

Sunday, January 16, 2011 4:58 PM 

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Leona Chuskas

Chuskas, Leona (nee Pranckus); loving mother of Leo, Roy (Valerie), Andrea, Samantha (Mike) Cortez and Sara; caring grandmother of Michael, Joseph, Senia, Nicholas, Antonia, Max and Sophie. Funeral Wednesday 9:00 AM from Pomierski & Son F.H., 1059 W. 32rd St., to St. Rita of Casia Parish, 6243 S. Fairfield for 10:00 Mass. Int. St. Casimir Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 3-9pm. (773)927-6424.


 


 

Leona Leota Lawver

Monday, January 17, 2011 9:45 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Leslie Birkey

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

FOOSLAND – Leslie Birkey, 90, of Foosland died at 7:59 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 8, 2011) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City. read more


 


 

Loren "Joe" Sefton

DECATUR - Loren "Joe" Sefton, 85, of Decatur, IL passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at his home. A service to celebrate Joe's life will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, with the Rev. Steve Mechem officiating and military rites conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. Burial will be at Mt. Carmel Church Cemetery in Brownstown, IL. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, evening, January 18, in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the First Baptist Church, Decatur, IL. Joe was born March 3, 1925, in Fayette County, Brownstown, IL, the son of George and Hazel Sefton. He married Donna (Sigmon) Sefton on October 17, 1954. Joe was in the US Army during, stationed in the Pacific Theater. He worked for Wabash (Norfork & Southern) Railroad for 14 years where he was a President of Local 542 Railroad and Steamship Clerks. He was manager of York Radio & TV for 25 years and after retirement he worked 14 years for the Millikin (Magna, Regions) Bank and was a delivery driver for area auto dealers. His volunteer work included GM Square, the KONO RSVP Program, and local and state fishing programs for urban children. Joe was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, field trials, fishing, gardening, and training hunting dogs, which he received many trophies and awards for over the years. He shared his love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Donna, daughter Beverly (Michael) Kraus of Decatur, IL, son Loren (Tina Tackaberry) of Decatur, IL, Grandchildren; Shannon (Heather) Kraus of Glen Echo, MD, Justin Kraus of Decatur, IL, Allison Kraus of Miami, FL. and twin Great-Grandsons Zachary and Aaron Kraus of Glen Echo, MD. Brothers; Kilburn (Jean) Sefton of Vandalia, IL, Darrell Sefton of Mesa, AZ, Maurice (Sue) Sefton of Forsyth, IL, Sisters; Georgeanna Ragsdale of Decatur, IL, Marilyn McCammack of Decatur, IL and Faye (Bob) Schwarm of Loogootee, IL He is preceded in death by his parents and toddler sister Lea Ellen. The family would like to express sincere appreciation to Dr. Aker, Dr. Heim, Wendy, Angie, Sandy, Devlin, Leita, and DMH Hospice for all of their care and support. The family of Loren "Joe" Sefton is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. View online obituary and send condolences to the family at, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Louise Elfrieda Terry

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Lowell A. Buerster, 88

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Lowell Buerster

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Lula F. "Lou" Barlas

Born: April 10, 1929; in Vienna, Ill., Died: Jan. 12, 2011; in Geneva, GENEVA – Lula F. "Lou" Barlas, 81, of Geneva, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Provena Geneva Health Care., She was born April 10, 1929, in Vienna, Ill., the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Martin) Burke., Prior to retirement, she worked at Hawley Products in St. Charles for many years., She is survived by her daughter, Pat Stahl of Geneva; and Pat's father, Chester Jobe; grandchildren, Brad Stahl of Chicago and Beth (Jeff) Works of South Elgin; great-grandchildren, Hailey and Jesse Works; sister, Lillie Askew of Peoria. She also is survived by her husband Robert's children, Terry (Toni) Barlas and their children, Cody Barlas and Dylan Jurca, of Crystal Lake, William Barlas of Florida and Jennifer Barlas of Geneva., She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Barlas; and also by many siblings., Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Malone Funeral Home, 324 East State St. (Route 38), Geneva., Interment and service is private., Information, 630-232-8233 or visit


 


 

Lyle Arnold

Monday, January 17, 2011 5:04 AM 

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Lyle Wayne Arnold

LOUISVILLE - Lyle Wayne Arnold, 88, Louisville,, Army Air Forces veteran and farmer, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Neal Funeral Home, Louisville. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Oskaloosa Cemetery, Xenia, with military rites. Memorials: Louisville Christian Church.


 


 

MANAK, RICHARD T.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Richard T. Manak, age 73, beloved husband and best friend of Bernadine, nee Palac; loving father of Susan (Philip) Valela and Sandy (Kevin) Rohan; ..... 


 


 

MARGARET JEAN JOHNSON

Margaret Jean Johnson, 87, died peacefully Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at her Somonauk, Ill., home., Born May 1, 1923, in Sandwich she was the third child of Harley and Esther (Hadlock) Herzog. Following graduation from Somonauk High in the class of 1941, she entered the St. Joseph Hospital (Aurora) School of Nursing. She left her RN studies to marry Duane D. Johnson of Leland on July 11, 1942., The couple farmed near Leland until 1961 when they moved to Somonauk, where Duane had established Somonauk Insurance and Realty, a business still active, headed by son Michael. During the '60s and '70s Duane and Jean founded Hi Tide Recreation, near the family farm. Mrs. Johnson was the onsite manager of the campground, swimming lake, and teen-age beach dance venue., The woman most knew as Jean bustled through life with an energy that blessed her family, her community and many civic organizations., Whether it was WSCS and Sunday school, not to mention the turkey supper at Leland Methodist Church – on to Sunshine Band, fundraising for the church addition at Somonauk's Union Congregational – Jean took her faith seriously and actively. During their retirement winters in Mesa, Ariz., Jean taught Sunday school at Our Savior's Lutheran Church and volunteered at the Lutheran Thrift Shop., She served on the boards of the Somonauk Library and the Sandwich Hospital, helping to found the Sandwich Antiques Market as a benefit for the hospital. For any benefit dinner in Somonauk, she would bake pies or cookies, and even into her 80s, she would work such events with vigor., A favorite saying, passed on to her children and grandchildren was "Can't never did anything." She undertook tasks, interest, and activities with purpose and willingness., She leaves to her family and friends, legacies: always a book or a crossword puzzle or a game to keep the mind active; a love of nature that included bird watching and hiking and visiting state and national parks; a commitment that translated into action for church and community., Marriage and family were the focus of her life. She was married to Duane for 67 years until his death in 2009. They were the parents of Michael D. (Ruth) of Leland, Susan K. (Paul) Larson of Leland, Cynthia J. (Bill) Henrikson of Peoria and Patricia Ann (John) Groves of Bloomington. Grandchildren are Jeremiah, Sarah and Jessie Johnson; Kevin and Andrew Larson; Seth Henrikson and Emily Cotton; Jay Anderson, Joshua Marcum, Suzanne Ashworth and Rachel Marcum. There are 17 great-grandchildren., She will rest in Little Indian Creek Cemetery, across the road from what was "Great Grandpa Johnson's" farm in 1942. She and Duane lived their first year of married life on that farm. The marker for their grave is a granite rock engraved with the words "Sweethearts forever.", Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 17, at Union Congregation Church, with the Rev. Kirk Moore and the Rev. Bob Dell officiating. Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home, 13160 Route 34 West, Somonauk; 815-498-2363., Memorials can be made to Union Congregational Church of Somonauk, Somonauk Public Library or Little Indian Creek Cemetery Association., Visit, for more information or to sign the online guest book.


 


 

MEE, NORMA JEAN

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Norma Jean Mee, nee king , 83; beloved wife of Donald F. Mee; cherished mother of Kathleen (William) Weibeler and the late Sandra Goodwin; dear .....


 


 

MILES, COLETTE A.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

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Margaret Guminski

WEST FRANKFORT - Margaret S. Guminski, 87, passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Herrin Hospital, surrounded by her loving family., Margaret was born April 18, 1923, in West Frankfort to Michael and Catherine (Quayle) Lynch. She married Zeig Guminski on June 25, 1944, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in West Frankfort. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1994., She was a lifelong member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, and she loved the Lord with all her heart. She worked for 20 years, retiring from Smoler Bros. Dress Factory in West Frankfort and Herrin., For many years, she bowled on several leagues. She enjoyed making ceramics and had been an avid walker., Margaret was a very caring and giving person who loved and cared for her family and friends., Survivors include two daughters, Judy Steinmetz (late husband Jack) and Cathy (Bill) Wilson of West Frankfort; one son, Danny (Reetha) Guminski of Paducah; six grandchildren: Michele (Randy) Odle of West Frankfort, Susan (Brent) Cannon of Pinckneyville, Stacey (Cord) Fitch of Thompsonville, Danalyn (Dennis) West of Benton, Danielle (Jason) Walters of Paducah and Josh Guminski (fiancé Michelle Smallmon) of Paducah; great-grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Brandon Odle, Brenlee, Chandler and Nicholas Cannon, Corbin Fitch, Evan and Harley West, Molli, Lucas and Ethan Guminski and Charlie Walters; two sisters, her twin Ann (Carl) Reed Sr. of Silverton, Ore., and Jane Gotter of Beaverton, Ore.; one brother, David Lynch of Sacramento, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, Francine Lynch of Silverton, Ore., and Arline Guminski of Rockford; a special nephew, Tommy (Sharon) Lynch of Silverton, Ore.; and many nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Sarah Bartlett; five brothers, Tom, Jack, Mike, Albert and Charles Edwin Lynch; special niece, Sally Scott; son-in-law, Jack Steinmetz; and one grandson, William Michael Wilson., Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011, in St. Mark's Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Jon Griffin and the Rev. Sherry Black officiating. Interment will be in Tower Heights Cemetery in West Frankfort. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Union Funeral Home in West Frankfort and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Episcopal Church or, . Envelopes will be available and accepted at the funeral home., Online condolences of sympathy may be made at


 


 

Margaret Johnson

Margaret B. Johnson, 87 ROCKFORD - Margaret B. Johnson, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, in her home. Born Oct. 29, 1923, in Aberdeen, S.D., the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Sellen) Baker. Married Walter J. Johnson on May 28, 1949, in Moline; he died March 27, 1986. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church, serving in the special ministry to the homebound as a Eucharistic minister, a member of the choir and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her sons, Walter J. and Karl G. Johnson; her daughters, Mary Johnson and Allison Svornik; grandchildren, Joshua, Tarah, Megan and Karl C. Predeceased by a son, Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to Mass time. Father Dean Russell will be celebrant. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in Sundberg Funeral Home Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., with rosary at 6:30 p.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Janet Wattles Center, 526 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61101. Condolences may be sent at


 


 

Marie Clifton-Harris

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

WARRENSBURG — Marie J. Clifton-Harris, 71, of Warrensburg passed away at 5:42 p.m. Friday (Jan. 14, 2011) at Decatur Memorial Hospital. 


 


 

Marie J. Clifton-Harris

Clifton-Harris WARRENSBURG - Marie J. Clifton-Harris, 71, of Warrensburg, IL., passed away at 5:42 P.M. on Friday (01-14-2011) at Decatur Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be 11:30 A.M. Wednesday (01-19-2011) in Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home Decatur, IL. Visitation will be held on Tuesday (01-18-2011) from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. A brief graveside service will be held at Sugar Grove Cemetery near Wapella, IL. immediately following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: D.M.H. Heart and Lung Institute or Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network. Marie was born on October 15, 1939 in Iowa City, Iowa, the daughter of Russell and Elsie Dunaway. She was a lifetime member of Sharon United Methodist Church. Marie loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her fiancé Joe Norris with whom she also enjoyed going to Corvette shows. She also enjoyed crocheting and reading. Marie is survived by her five children: Rebecah Tromm of Lexington, KY, Veronica Fields and husband Randy of Troy, IL., Jim Clifton and wife Marcia of Attica, IN., Penny Pennell and husband Thom of Armington, IL., and David Clifton and wife Ursula of Stanwood, Washington; fiancé: Joe Norris of Warrensburg, IL., step-son: Mike Norris and wife Heather of Springfield, IL.; 15 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother James and sister Beverly Stovall. Condolences may be left to the family at, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Martha Jane "Mamo" Pratt

Martha Jane "Mamo" Pratt, 95, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at her home in Winchester., She was born July 10, 1915, in Scott County, the daughter of the late Homer and Bessie Jackson Evans. She married Alva Pratt on March 10, 1934, and he preceded her in death April 30, 1990., Surviving are her two sons, Rex (Norma) Pratt of Edwardsville and Roger (Kathleen) Pratt of Winchester; four grandsons, Todd (Janet) Pratt and Troy (Deanna) Pratt, both of St. Louis, Philip (Kirsten) Pratt of Winchester and Michael Pratt of Jacksonville; five great-grandchildren, Connor, Aiden, Carlie, Anna and Mallory Pratt. Also surviving are two sisters, LaVerne Albers of Jacksonville and Evelyn Haggard of Winchester; a brother, Edwin Evans of Winchester; as well as her loving caregiver and friend, Marcy McKinnon. Preceding her in death was her sister, Margaret Wade; and two brothers, John Evans and Dr. Dudley Evans., She retired from School Dist. 117's food service department, and was a member of the Baptist faith., Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Coonrod Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial will be at Winchester City Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will meet with friends from 4-8 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Winchester EMS or the Winchester First Baptist Church. Condolences may be left for the family at


 


 

Marvin Talbert

COULTERVILLE -- Marvin Edward Talbert, 84, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 15, 2011, in Friendship Manor Nursing Home in Nashville., Marvin was born Feb. 6, 1926, in Belleville, the son of Joshua and Catherina (Martin) Talbert. On May 26, 1945, he married Ruth Meyer in Belleville, and she survives., He was a veteran of the, Marvin retired after 42 years with Illinois Power as a tree trimmer foreman. He was a member of Coulterville, Post 6865 and IBEW., He loved hunting, fishing and watching the kids play sports, and he was a great storyteller., Survivors include his wife, Ruth of Coulterville; son, Tom (LeeAnn) Talbert of Coulterville; daughter, Betty (Carl) Smith of Coulterville; sister, Joan (Raymond) Spinnie of Coulterville; six grandchildren, Cathy Smith, Vicki Little, Joe and Jim Talbert and Michael and Jason Presswood; four stepgrandchildren, Shannon Inman, Shaun Smith and Maria and Matt Smith; six great-grandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marvin "Eddie" Talbert Jr.; sister, Shirley Petrick; two brothers, Norman and Harland Talbert; and one brother in infancy, Raymond Talbert., Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, in Pyatt Funeral Home in Coulterville, with the Rev. Eunjoo Lee officiating. Interment will be in Coulterville City Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by Coulterville VFW Post 6865. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and 8 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to Coulterville Youth Association., For more information or to sign an online guest register, visit


 


 

Mary Abraham

Abraham, Mary C. January 15, 2011. Loving sister of Paul (the late Alice), the late Nellie and the late John Francis Abraham. Dearest aunt of John, James (Ana Maria) and the late Paulette and great-aunt of Robert, Michael and Elizabeth. Beloved daughter of the late John and Julia Abraham. Raised in the Depression, she flourished in the love of family, the bonds of blessed friendship and the light of the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Care for Real, 6044 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60660 would be appreciated. Funeral Thursday, January 20, 9:15 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., to St. Gertrude Church, 1420 W. Granville Ave., for Mass at 10:00 am. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday 3-9 pm. 773-736-3833 or visit Mary's memorial at


 


 

Mary Benedetto

Benedetto, Mary Louise (nee Dalle Molle), age 69. A beautiful life was lost January 15, 2011. Mary was a kind and gentle spirit who loved her family and dear friends beyond measurethey were her life. She leaves behind her ever loving life partner and devoted husband, Nicholas Benedetto, her dearest children Rita (Ramiro) Santa Cruz, Diana (Bob) Jackson, David Beatrici, Paul (Socorro) Beatrici and Carla (Rob) Fick, and her beautiful grandchildren Sarah, Amy, Jessica, Brooks, Michael, Daniel, and Antonio, her dearest siblings Sister Diane Dalle Molle, MSC, Eileen (Tom) Phelan, Ernest "Skip" (Barbara) Dalle Molle, Richard (Vicki) Dalle Molle. Her loving parents Ernie and Mary (nee Bertoletti) Dalle Molle and her husband Gino Beatrici preceded her in death. Mary will be dearly missed by her cousins and extended family, friends, colleagues and the women at Deborah's Place. Visitation Tuesday, January 18th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Coglianese Funeral Home, 7508 County Line Road (One block south of I-55/Stevenson), Burr Ridge. Mary will lie in state at Old St. Patrick's Church, 700 W. Adams St., Chicago on Wednesday morning, from 8:45 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 9:45 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials in Mary's name to Franciscan Outreach, 1645 W. LeMoyne, Chicago, IL 60622 or


 


 

Mary Catherine (Dhom) Bergbower, 93

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:05 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Mary Evelyn Daniels

DECATUR - Mary Evelyn Daniels, 67, Ballwin, Mo., formerly of Decatur, homemaker, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: 9:30 to 11 a.m. Monday. Burial: Graceland Cemetery. Memorials:, . Send condolences:


 


 

Mary Mydler

TAMAROA - Mary L. Mydler, 54, died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at her residence., Arrangements are incomplete at Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.


 


 

Matthew Schisler

Monday, January 17, 2011 2:00 AM 

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Matthew Thomas Schisler

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Maymie Crozier

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Maymie Evelyn Crozier

CASEY - Maymie Evelyn Crozier, 85, Casey, formerly of Robinson, homemaker, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Markwell Funeral Home, Casey. Visitation: two hours before services. Burial: Casey-Cumberland Cemetery. Memorials: Heartland Manor Activity Fund, Casey. Send condolences:


 


 

McElroy

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

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Mildred Falk

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

MINONK — Mildred E. Falk, 90, of Meadows Mennonite Home, and formerly of Minonk, died at 11:40 p.m. Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal. 


 


 

Milton S. Longshore

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Nancy J. Killian

HUNTLEY – Nancy J. Killian, 64, of Huntley, passed away Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock., She was born July 22, 1946, in Elgin, to Ray and Doris (Tracy) Ball. On Oct. 27, 1979, she married Barney Killian in Huntley., She was a devoted health care worker for 32 years with the Sheltered Village in Woodstock. She was a member of the Huntley American Legion Auxiliary. She loved to spend time with family and will be deeply missed., She is survived by her daughter, Shelly (John) Goers of Huntley; her son-in-law, Evelio Herrera of Huntley; her granddaughters, Jennifer (Craig) Pate of Algonquin, Sarah Herrera of Huntley and Kaylee Goers of Huntley; her brothers and sisters, Janet (Richard) Erath of Huntley, Dennis (Linda) Ball of Huntley, Connie (Joe) Huff of Hebron, Alan (Penny) Ball of Capron, Trudy (Tom) Jurs of Union, Terry (Margaret) Ball of Athens, Wis., Mark Ball of Joliet, Robert (Erin) Ball of Union and Scott (Lora) Ball of Union; her dear friend, Mandy Thomas of Anton, Texas; and many nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Barney on May 5, 1984; her daughter, Kelly Jo Herrera on June 2, 2003; and her two sisters, Marlene Gentry and Rita Scott., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at James A. O'Connor Funeral Home, 11603 E. Main St., Huntley. It will continue from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, until the 11 a.m. funeral service at the funeral home. The Rev. Lance Lackore will officiate. Burial will follow in Huntley Cemetery., Memorials may be made in her name to the charity of your choice., For information, call the funeral home at 847-669-5111.


 


 

Nancy Stewart

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Norma Lea Frakes

She was born May 26, 1934, in Macomb, a daughter of Robert and Mabel Green Estes. On Aug. 8, 1952, she married Richard Lee Frakes in Macomb. He died Oct. 22, 2003., Norma had a life-long passion for natural health and therapeutic massage. She was a licensed reflexologist and operated her own practice at 12th and Vermont for many years. She had also been an EMT for several years., In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and crafts. Norma was dearly loved and adored by her grandchildren., She is survived by two sons, Richard ‘Rick' Frakes and his wife, Patricia, of DeSoto, Randy Frakes and his wife, Gayle, of Golden; six grandchildren, Heather Frakes-Campbell and her husband, Mike, of Granite City Heath Frakes and his wife, Katie, of Kauai, Hawaii, Richie Frakes, of Arlington, Texas, and Reide, Rhett, and Reece Frakes, of Golden; two great-grandchildren, Titus and Milan Frakes, of Kauai; a sister, Donna Baker, and her husband, Marlin, of Industry; a brother, Chuck Estes and his wife, Arlene, of Craig, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews., In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Robert Jr., Bernerd and Laverne Estes; and a sister, Ruby Hamilton., SERVICES: 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 4216 Harrison, Quincy, with Owen Havens conducting., VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home., MEMORIALS: The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

O'NEIL, RALPH THOMAS

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Ralph Thomas "Tom" O'Neil, 88, of Barrington, IL and Carefree, AZ died on Jan. 14, 2011. He was the loving husband of the late ..... 


 


 

OBITUARY: Lucille 'Lucy' Rodgers

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OBITUARY: Paul U. Postel

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OBITUARY: Perry Warren

Monday, January 17, 2011 9:51 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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OLIVER A. CARPENTER

Oliver A. "Ollie" Carpenter, 95, of DeKalb, Ill., passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital., Ollie was born Aug. 4, 1915, in Valparaiso, Ind., the son of Arthur Oliver and Emma (Varner) Carpenter. Ollie married Mary Margaret Diedrich on April 18, 1942, at St. Mary Catholic Church in DeKalb., Ollie took great pride in his work and was employed over the years at Turner Brass Co., Ideal Industries, McGirr Implement and Sieg Automotive. A lifelong sports nut, Ollie was an intrepid Cub fan and faithful Bear supporter. He was known for his offbeat sense of humor as well as his generous and compassionate spirit – one always knew when Ollie was in the room as his booming voice and outgoing nature made his presence known., Ollie served in the Department of Interior Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Guard. He was an involved community member taking a special interest in the Boy Scouts of America where he served as a scoutmaster for many years. St Mary Church in DeKalb was his home parish for 69 years and he took on many service roles for them. Ollie had a special place in his heart for the Knights of Columbus and was an honorary life member of the KC DeKalb Council #717 where he had been a 65-year member and served as a Past Grand Knight. Additionally Ollie was a member of the 4th Degree Andrew Mitchell Council #0215 in DeKalb where he had served as a Past Faithful Navigator., Ollie is survived by his beloved wife of 68 years, Mary; an extensive family; and many, many friends., Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, with Fr. Kenneth Anderson officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call on from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, at Anderson Funeral Home., In lieu of flowers a memorial is being established in Ollie's name in care of the Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, DeKalb, IL 60115. For information please visit our website, or call 815-756-1022.


 


 

Obituary: Billy D. Gulledge

Monday, January 17, 2011 10:57 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Obituary: Shirley Frances James Cody

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Obituary: Vernon Leon Mifflin

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Patricia Garrett Stuart

SULLIVAN - Patricia Garrett Stuart, 86, of Sullivan, died 12:45 p.m. Saturday (January 15, 2011) in Mason Point, Sullivan surrounded by the people who loved her. Celebration of Life services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday in the Sullivan First United Methodist Church with the Pastor Charliam Renner officiating. Visitation will be at the church one hour before services. Private family burial will be in the Greenhill Cemetery, Sullivan. Memorials are suggested to the Sullivan First United Methodist Church. Arrangements by the Reed Funeral Home, Sullivan. Condolences may be sent to the family at, . Pat was born June 25, 1924 in Cass, Indiana the daughter of Jo and Gladys Walters Garrett. She graduated with honors from Emporia State University with an instrumental musical major. She taught elementary education and music in the Wood River area, retiring in 1983. She played first chair clarinet in the Alton Symphony Orchestra for thirty years. Pat was a loyal member of the PEO for fifty years and will be honored this summer at their annual convention. Pat is survived by her husband of sixty three years, Ralph; children, Winnie Doxsie of Appleton, WI, Craig Stuart of Mansfield, TX, Peg Bagent of Bethalto, IL; brother, Calvin Garrett of San Diego, CA; six grandchildren and a great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and a sister. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Patrick Hannon

Hannon, Patrick B. age 51, Lt. C.F.D, Truck 8. Beloved husband of Michelle K., C.F.D. (nee Kochniarczyk), devoted father of Katherine "Katie" and Bridget, loving son of Bernard and Lynn Hannon, dear brother of Margaret "Peggy" (Mark) Urbane, Michael (Susan), Marc (Linda), Maureen (Jeff) Johnson, Cory (Jenny Koch-Hannon) and Jacalynne Hannon, fond son-in-law of Eugene and Barbara Kochniarczyk, loving brother-in-law, uncle and friend to many. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, IL to St. Barnabas Church for 10:30 a.m. Mass. Commital service at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. For info call 708-636-1193 or


 


 

Paul Duncan Banks

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Pauline Higginbotham

PANA - Pauline Higginbotham, 89, Pana, former Ordinance Plant employee, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Monday, McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana. Visitation was Sunday. Burial: Mound Cemetery, Pana. Memorials: Carnegie-Schuyler Library or, . Send condolences:


 


 

Peggy R. Pressgrove

DECATUR - Peggy R. Pressgrove, 74, Decatur, retired Akorn supervisor, died Friday (Jan. 14, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Graceland Cemetery. Send condolences: 


 


 

Perry Warren

ELKVILLE -- Perry C. Warren, 90, died at 1:55 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin, with the Revs. Jim Barnett and Angie Kaye officiating. Burial will be in White County Memorial Gardens in Carmi. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to Rick Warren Library in Elkville.


 


 

Phyllis June Baker

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Phyllis Marie Albert

CERRO GORDO - Phyllis Marie Albert, 79, Cerro Gordo, former McClure Motors office manager, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Funeral Mass: 2 p.m. Tuesday, St. Michael's Catholic Church, Bement. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Michael's Catholic Church. Send condolences:


 


 

REILLY, MICHAEL J.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Michael J. Reilly, age 59; beloved husband of Sharon, nee Hameetman, for 40 years; devoted father of Susan Isakson and Jennifer (Patrick) Keeley; loving grandfather ..... 


 


 

ROBERT DALE WOOD — Christopher

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ROMANOWSKI, JOSEPH A.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Joseph A. Romanowski, age 56, beloved husband of Darlene F. Romanowski, nee Sipich; loving son of Helen (the late Anthony) Romanowski; dearest brother of Joan ..... 


 


 

Ray Hargraves

RAY E. HARGRAVES, 59 AVID CHICAGO BEARS FAN LOVES PARK - Ray E. Hargraves, 59, of Loves Park left this world to be in God's hands Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Born Aug. 17, 1951, in Rockford, the son of Forrest and Dorothy (Plude) Hargraves. Married Margaret Stubenrauch. Employed by Ipsen Inc. Survivors include wife, Marge; daughters, Emily, Angela and Jodi; grandchildren, Brandon and Bailey; mother, Dorothy; brothers, John (Katie), Forrest, (Leanna), Richard and Robert; sister, Joan (Ken); and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father. Service at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Delehanty Funeral Home Ltd., 401 River Lane, with visitation from 4 p.m. to service time. For more information online, visit


 


 

Richard D. Carlson Sr.

DECATUR - Richard D. Carlson Sr., 71, Decatur,, veteran and retired from Professional Maintenance, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial: Keller Cemetery, Lovington. Memorials: Decatur animal shelters. Send condolences:


 


 

Richard Henry

Sunday, January 16, 2011 6:30 PM 

Richard L. Henry, 42, died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at St. Anthony's Health Center in Alton. Arrangements pending at Cathy M. Williams and Sons Funeral Home in Alton.


 


 

Richard Hitchcock

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Richard L. "Rick" Griffet

DECATUR - Richard L. "Rick" Griffet, 51, Decatur, died Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.


 


 

Richard Seltzer

Seltzer, Richard Beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, mentor and friend, Richard Alan Seltzer, passed away on January 12, 2011, after a more than two-year courageous battle with Amyloidosis. Ricky, as he liked to be called, was a true warrior both in his personal and professional life with a true passionate heart filled with love. Personally, Ricky wanted nothing more than spreading and sharing love with his family and friends. He was a lifelong eclectic spiritual seeker. His favorite teachers were Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri Ramanah Maharshi, Eckhart Tolle, The Dalai Lama, and J. Krishnamurti, to name only a few. One of his favorite sayings, from Vietnamese Zen Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh, was "Love is a verb." He cherished his times with his family, camping trips to the Sierras, and hiking to the top of a mountain where he would stand, a huge grin on his face, his arms raised in triumph. Professionally, Ricky was a plaintiff's trial attorney for over 40 years trying mainly wrongful death cases and earning numerous seven-figure verdicts and settlements in cases involving insurance bad faith, employment, product liability cases against auto manufacturers, as well as wrongful death cases. In the mid-1980s, when insurance carriers were offering only $50,000.00 for the death of a minor - because children cost money to raise and did not earn money - Ricky got a seven-figure verdict in Contra Costa County for the death of an 18-year-old. Thereafter, he built his reputation on trying wrongful death cases based purely on noneconomic damages, such as loss of care, comfort, society. He believed that the greatest loss in life was the loss of a family member or loved one, regardless of their earning capacity, and he lived his life that way. Ricky is survived by his mother Amy Seltzer; wife of 30 years Janet Seltzer; children Andrew, Wendy, Katie and Joey; daughter-in-law Lari Seltzer, sons-in-law Howard Jeruchimowitz and Eric Baer; grandchildren Madison, Georgia, Caylie and Natalie; and brothers, Bill and Jim Seltzer. Ricky was born in Chicago on July 19, 1944, to Fred and Amy Seltzer. He grew up in Glencoe, Illinois, attended The


 


 

Richard T. Pierce

He was born Nov. 30, 1940, in Quincy, a son of Richard R. and Marie Hamann Pierce. He married the love of his life, Elaine Rose Terwelp, Sept. 8, 1962, in Quincy. She preceded him in death on Dec. 8, 2006., Mr. Pierce was the owner of K & P Heating. Richard was also an avid gardener who participated in the Farmer's Market in Quincy for numerous years. He was a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church. Richard was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a huge baseball fan, especially the Cardinals. Richard will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father and grandfather., He is survived by four children, Ann Altenhein and her husband, Jim, of Latham, Richard A. Pierce and his wife, Arlene, of Columbus, Ohio, Jean Behrens and her husband, Jim, of Quincy and Susan Pierce, also of Quincy; three grandchildren, Hannah Altenhein, Jimmy Behrens and Amber Behrens; a sister, Marcia Franklin and her husband, Bill; along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives., In addition to his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents., SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church with the Rev. Don Blaeser conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery., VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.


 


 

Robert A. Bringaze

He was born on June 6, 1927, in St. Louis, a son of Martin and Adele Vollmer Bringaze. Bob first married June Ranney. He later married Virginia "Ginny" Liesen on Oct. 28, 1972. She survives., Mr. Bringaze worked as a marketing representative for Churchill Truck Lines for 29 years, retiring in 1985. Bob served in the U.S. Air Force from 1945 until 1948., and the South Side Boat Club. He is a former longtime member of Cedar Crest Country Club, where he enjoyed playing golf. Bob greatly enjoyed his convertible, his computer, and traveling. In earlier years he also enjoyed boating. He loved the time spent attending his grandchildren's sports activities., In addition to his wife Ginny, Bob is also survived by five children, Steve Bringaze and his wife, Colleen, of Quincy, Tammi Buckner and her husband, Jeff, of Quincy, Marty Bringaze of Rockaway Beach, Mo., Chris Bringaze of Merriam Woods, Mo., and Greg Bringaze of Lee's Summit, Mo.; a stepchild, Kathy Stuckman and her husband, Roger, of Quincy; eight grandchildren Lacey Bringaze, Cory Buckner, Jenna Buckner and her fiancee, Travis Harsell, Kara Wilmoth and her husband, Steve, Taylor Smith and her husband, Lawrence, Grace Frankowski, Tanner Bringaze and Jaden Bringaze; three stepgrandchildren, Kurt Stuckman and his wife, Toni, Kristi Stadler and her husband, Scott, and Ryan Stuckman; a stepgreat-grandchild, Tanner Stuckman; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives., Bob was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jan Bringaze Carroll; a grandson, Justin Buckner; and a sister, Jeanne Frericks., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Monday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Blaeser conducting. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted by American Legion Post 37., VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. tonight in the funeral home. An Elks Lodge service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m., or to the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation., ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.


 


 

Robert Earl Collins

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Robert Emil Mooney

WOODSTOCK – Robert Emil Mooney, 76, a longtime resident of Woodstock and member of Woodstock's most senior coffee clutch, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2010, at Centegra Hospital – Woodstock., He was born Sept. 22, 1934, in Chicago, to Thomas and Carrie (Steinhauser) Mooney., He married Marjorie Draheim on June 25, 1960., A veteran of the U.S., , he spent most of his professional career working in the insurance industry, most notably as the risk manager for Playboy Enterprises. He was fond of recalling stories of "Hef" and related travels., He loved spending time with his kids, grandchildren and family, and he enjoyed golfing and fishing with friends until the end of his life., He is survived by his son, Michael (Sara) Mooney of Stitzer, Wis.; his daughter, Jennifer (Bob) Perrotta of Wonder Lake; three grandchildren, Benjamin Mooney, Levi and Layla Perrotta; and his sister, Carol (Don) Andrews of Barrington., He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; his brothers, William, Marvin and Thomas; and his sister, Ruth., An open house memorial celebration for family and friends will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, at Oddfellows at Waverly House, 214 Main St., Woodstock.


 


 

Robert Hernbeck

HERRIN - Robert Eugene "Bob" Hernbeck, 85, passed away at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in the VA Nursing Center in Marion., Robert was born Oct. 2, 1925, in Taylor Crossing to William Cooper and Myrtle (Sizemore) Hernbeck. He married Aline Ruth Barlow on June 12, 1943, in Herrin. Together, they shared 67 years together., He was a, veteran, who served his country bravely while stationed in Germany as a radio/communications specialist., Robert was discharged as a first sergeant and returned home to work various jobs before being hired at Norge Company in Herrin. He worked there as a foreman/supervisor before retiring in 1987. Once retired, he worked as a security guard for various local mines until retiring again at the age of 82., He enjoyed watching over his family and making sure they were safe, following the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, listening to gospel music, going on long rides on rainy days and bowling., Bob was a 60-plus-year member of Energy First Baptist Church and Herrin American Legion., Survivors include his wife, Aline Hernbeck of Herrin; son, Gary Hernbeck and wife, Sheila, of Herrin; three daughters, Cheryl Knott and husband, Don, of Terre Haute, Ind., Patty Duncan and husband, Dale, of Herrin, and Crystal Ritchason and husband, Gary, of Jasper, Ala.; 11 grandchildren, Scott Hernbeck and wife, Cathy, of Brentwood, Tenn., Tanya Nickens and fiancée, Steven Pierce, of Herrin, Sadie Hunsaker and husband, John, of Herrin, Michelle Hudson and husband, Mark, of Terre Haute, Ind., Teresa Batchelor and husband, Donnie, of Carbon, Ind., Tara Hatley and husband, Nick, of Pomona, Devin Duncan of Herrin, Torry Duncan and wife, Mary Lou, of Arnold, Mo., Billy Duncan of Carterville, and Lindsay and Joseph Ritchason of Jasper, Ala.; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lloyd Hernbeck of Cambria and Don Hernbeck of Marion; and many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; grandchild, Don Nickens; sisters in infancy, Lillian, Louis and Ruth; sisters, Ina Sander and Beulah Rushing; and brother, William Hernbeck., Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011, in Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin, with the Rev. Jim Wright and Pastor John Yeo co-officiating. Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery with military rites performed at graveside by Herrin, and American Legion posts, with assistance from the Illinois National Guard. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011, at the funeral home., Memorial donations are suggested to Energy First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home., For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit


 


 

Robert Klinefelter

Robert Eugene Klinefelter, 46 BELVIDERE - Robert Eugene Klinefelter, 46, of Belvidere died Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center after a short illness. Born Sept. 19, 1964, in Belvidere, the son of Charles and Florence (Fitch) Klinefelter. Married Tina Brinkmeyer on Jan. 4, 1986, in Belvidere. Robert worked for Hintzsche Fertilizer in Kirkland for the past 31/2 years, and before that he was at Garden Prairie Grain. He loved raising animals, helping his children with their 4-H projects and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to travel, especially to his favorite spots, Jamaica and Disney World. Survived by his loving wife, Tina; daughters, Katrina (Justin Blodgett) and Samantha Klinefelter; son, Robert C. Klinefelter; grandchildren, Jillianne and Isabelle Cummings and Charlotte Blodgett, all of Belvidere; parents, Charles and Florence Klinefelter; brothers, Buddy and Bernie Klinefelter; twin sister, Roberta (Hector) Klinefelter; and mother-in-law, Sarah Brinkmeyer, all of Belvidere; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents; and brother-in-law, Tim Brinkmeyer. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Cremation rites to be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family. To express condolences online, visit buckwheeler


 


 

Robert L. Hastings

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Robert Lindell McCULLOCH

Born May 21, 1934, in Wever, Iowa, he was a son of William J. and Helen L. Christ McCulloch. He married Joyce Smith, who died in 1986. He married Judy Ann Smith Aug. 29, 1986, in Burlington., . He was employed by Churchill Truck Lines for 30 years as a driver and dock worker. He was a member and past commander of Hamilton Walters Marine Corps League. He had a special love for the Toys for Tots program and was very active in it. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing cards, deep sea fishing and golf. He and Judy spent 10 years wintering in southern Texas. Bob had a special love and devotion to his two Shih-Tzu dogs, Amos and Maddie. He was a member of First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ., He is survived by his wife, Judy; three sons, Rory (Leslie) McCulloch of Burlington, Mark (Kim) McCulloch of Columbia, Mo., and Gail (Jennie) McCulloch of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Rhonda Conzone of Easley, S.C.; four stepchildren whom he considered his own, Mitch (Joni) Smith of Cumming, Ga., Kimberly Duque of Burlington, Kristy (Tim) Dillon of Austin, Texas, and Michelle (Ken) Russell of Burlington; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mabel Brown of Abingdon, and Mary Lou (Norman) Ringler of Quincy, ; a halfbrother, James Mallum of Texas; and a halfsister, Helen Newell of Kerrville, Texas; two aunts, Shirley and Edna; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, Kristal Ann Smith; one brother, William J. McCulloch; one sister, Frances Simmons; and one brother-in-law, Oscar Brown., SERVICES: 10:30 a.m. Monday memorial service will be in First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ, Burlington. Interment of ashes will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery in Burlington, at 1 p.m. Monday. Military rites will be conducted by the Hamilton Walters Marine Corps League with assistance from the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard., MEMORIALS: Marine Corps League Toys for Tots and First Christian Church, Disciples of Christ., ARRANGEMENTS: Prugh Funeral Service, 2620 Mount Pleasant St., Burlington, Iowa.


 


 

Roberta Dyer

JONESBORO -- Roberta Dyer, 87, died at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, in Union County Hospital in Anna., Arrangements are incomplete at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 


 


 

Rosaria Caliendo-Kowalski

Caliendo-Kowalski, Rosaria (nee Consolo), dear mother of Josephine (the late Joseph) Murphy and the late Ralph Caliendo, stepmother of Ed (Lee) Kowalski and Bob (Dorothy) Kowalski, loving grandmother of nine, great-grandmother of 5. Visitation Tuesday 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Lack & Sons Funeral Home 9236 South Roberts Rd. (8000 W.) In Hickory Hills. Funeral service Wednesday 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Info 708-430-5700.


 


 

Rosemary White

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Ruth Anderson

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SANDRA KARNES — Sesser

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SAVIDE, TOULA

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Toula Savide, nee Chiganos , age 90; beloved wife of the late Leon; loving mother of Dr. Ned (Deanne) and Terry (Paula); proud grandmother ..... 


 


 

SEABERG, GORDON

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Gordon Seaberg, 82, of Brookfield; devoted husband of Jackie De Jong, nee Heyden; loving father of Wayne (Cynthia) Seaberg, Tom De Jong, Gwen (Mike) .....


 


 

SELTZER, RICHARD ALAN

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

RIichard Alan Seltzer, beloved husband, son, father, grandfather, mentor and friendpassed away on January 12, 2011, after a more than two-year courageous battle with .....


 


 

STEPANEK, MARY J.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Mary J. Stepanek, age 63, of La Grange Park, loving daughter of Angela Stepanek, nee Zmijnovic, and the late Walter Hodonsky and Jerry Stepanek; dear .....


 


 

STREICH, JOSEPH A.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Joseph A. Streich, age 86, longtime resident of Skokie. Beloved husband of Ann; dear father of Susan (Ken) Boldt and Jo Ann (Bill) Kurth; loving .....


 


 

STRYSZAK, EDWIN

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Edwin Stryszak, age 79, of Plainfield, Jan. 15, 2011. Loving husband of Xenia, nee Tysiak, for 54 years; devoted father of Rebecca Wysocki, Pamela (Robert) .....


 


 

Sandra Miller

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Seelig, Lenore Robbins

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Lenore Robbins Seelig, age 91, beloved wife of the late Lewis D. Seelig; daughter of Charles and Yetta (Rabinowitz) Robbins; dear mother of Robert (June) .....


 


 

Selma Kremer

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Shannon Nicole Waller

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Sheldon Hollub

Hollub, Sheldon Paul of Overland Park, Kansas passed away on January 15, 2011, at Menorah Medical Center with his family by his side. Shelly was born on December 24, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois to Sol and Mae Hollub and lived there for 20 years. He attended Senn High School and Wright Junior College. He continued his education at the University of Missouri where he met the love of his life, JoAnn Simon. He was a member of Phi Sigma Delta fraternity there. After Shelly and JoAnn wed in 1951, he served in the United States


 


 

Shirley Frances James Cody

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Stepehn Drysch

Drysch, Stephen F. Age 57. Peacefully Saturday, January 15, 2011. Born in Chicago, IL and a longtime Joliet area resident. Formerly employeed by Caterpillar Tractor Company. Survived by his brother, Edward (Mary Louise) Drysch of Shorewood; two nephews, Robert (Patricia) Drysch and Michael (Paula) Drysch both of Shorewood; one niece, Julie (Sean) Schubert of Chicago; three great-nieces Kristen, Erin and Britney Drysch; three great-nephews Mathew and Ryan Drysch also survive. Preceded by his parents, Edward W. and Sophie (nee Jonikas) Drysch. Funeral Services for Stephen F. Drysch will be Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to Holy Family Catholic Church for A Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Private interment St. Casmir Cemetery, Chicago. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Family Catholic Church or Seasons Hospice in his name would be appreciated. Visitation TUESDAY MORNING, 9:00 a.m. until time of services at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rds., Joliet For information: (815) 741-5500


 


 

Stephen C. Brown

SHELBYVILLE - Stephen C. Brown, 54, Shelbyville, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville. 


 


 

THELMA ROSEMOND WALKER BOSWELL JONES — Sesser

Monday, January 17, 2011 9:45 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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THURBER, THERESIA

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Theresia Thurber, nee Csitkey , beloved wife of the late Richard; dear mother of Julie (Alan) Sidlo and Ellen Russell; adoring Nagymama of Neal Richard .....


 


 

TRUHLAR, JAMES

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

James "Sonny" Truhlar Sr., 78, veteran of Korean Conflict US Navy, beloved husband of Marsha, nee Kraus; loving father of Karen (Steve) Townsend, James ..... 


 


 

Thelma Jones

Monday, January 17, 2011 3:00 AM 

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Thomas Moore

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Thomas J. Moore, 78, of Bloomington, formerly of Streator, passed away Friday evening (Jan. 14, 2011) at his home with his family at his side.


 


 

Thomas Richards

MAKANDA -- Thomas "Terry" Richards, 63, died at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011, at his home., Arrangements are incomplete at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.


 


 

Thomas S. Adamson

Born: Dec. 23, 1957; in Geneva, Died: Jan. 13, 2011; in West Chicago, WEST CHICAGO – Thomas S. Adamson, 53, a lifelong resident of West Chicago, passed away on Jan. 13, 2011, at home after a two-year battle with ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease., He was born on Dec. 23, 1957, in Geneva, to Wayne and Betty (Welter) Adamson., He followed in his father's footsteps and became a plumber. Tom enjoyed his guitars and was an avid gardener. He also enjoyed a good round of golf. Tom was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams included the Ohio State Buckeyes, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Chicago White Sox., Tom is survived by three brothers, Nick (Debbie) Adamson of Sugar Grove, Harry (Kathleen) Adamson of St. Charles and David Adamson of West Chicago; three sisters, Judy Coakley of West Chicago, Merry (Phil) Hahn of Houston, Texas, and Jeanette Adamson of Montgomery; four nieces; one nephew; five great-nieces; two great-nephews; and many relatives and friends, He is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Betty Adamson., Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington Street and Main), West Chicago. Prayers Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. from the funeral home to St. Mary's Church. Mass 10 a.m. Interment Glen Cemetery in West Chicago., Contributions in Tom's memory may be made to ALS Les Turner Foundation, 5550 W. Touhy Ave., Suite 302, Skokie, IL 60077. 630-231-0060 or


 


 

Thomas Utterback Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

VILLA GROVE – Thomas Utterback Jr., 93, of Villa Grove died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011) at Heartland Health Care Center. read more


 


 

Tillie M. Dillard Heath Mayberry

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:17 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Tony O. Blackford

MAHOMET - Tony O. Blackford, 57, Mahomet, died Thursday (Jan. 13, 2011). Memorial services: at a later date. Arrangements by: Renner-Wikoff Chapel, Urbana. Memorials: American Lung Association. Send condolences: 


 


 

VIOLA L. GUNTER HARRIS — Christopher

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:33 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Vincent Kuchinsky

Vincent W. Kuchinsky, 87 ROCKFORD - Vincent W. Kuchinsky, 87, of Rockford passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, in his home. Born April 15, 1923, in Rockford, the son of Joseph and Mary (Jahawsky) Kuchinsky. Graduate of East High School, Class of 1942. Served in the U.S. Army during, in the 369th Air Service Squadron. He was a staff sergeant who served in Normandy, England, France and Germany, and he received four Bronze Battle Stars, an American Theater ribbon, and a European African Middle Eastern Theater ribbon. Vincent married Genevieve Patterson in June 1946. He was employed as a superintendent at Barber-Colman Co. for 39 years. He was an avid golfer and loved sports, especially the Chicago Bears. He is survived by his wife, Genevieve; daughters, Linda (Rick) McGuire of Rockford and Sharon (Bob) Amans of Colorado; grandchildren, Renee (Jon) Juhlin and Ryan Goodin, both of Rockford, and Kelly Amans and Kyle (Desiree) Amans, both of Colorado; and great-grandchildren, Katlyn, Brittani, Paetyn, Deacon, Keegan and Caanan. Predeceased by his parents; and brother, Tony. Special thanks to Heartland Hospice for their wonderful care and especially to Vincent's granddaughter, Renee, for her continuous care of her grandpa. Service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in Tabor Lutheran Church, 2233 12th Ave., with visitation from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; Pastor Jane McChesney will officiate. Private burial. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tabor Lutheran Church. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., 1001 Second Ave. To share a memory or send a condolence, visit


 


 

WILKIEL, AGNES

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM 

Agnes Wilkiel, nee VanderMey , of Westchester, age 82, beloved wife of the late Pius J., loving mother of Linda (Anthony) Nelson, William (Mary) Wilkiel, ..... 


 


 

Wendell Lawrence "Pat" Malone

He was born Sept. 30, 1922, in Chicago., veteran. He enjoyed automobiles, golf and music., He was the dearest husband of 53 years to the late Dorothy., Survivors include his children, Sharon (Bill) Mays of Quincy, Mary (Dennis) Janicki, Susan (Roy) Clausen, Joan (Ralph) Seichepine, Patti (Doug) Kearsley, Dr. Michael (Cathie) Malone, and Maureen (Keith) Janosch; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond (Betty) Malone., SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday in the McMurrough Chapel, 101 Park Place, Libertyville, and 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 121 East Maple Ave., Libertyville. Interment will be in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville., VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the McCurrough Chapel., MEMORIALS: Quincy Notre Dame High School, 1400 S. 11th St., Quincy, IL 62301 or Oblate Missions, P.O. Box 659439, San Antonio, TX 78265-9439.


 


 

Wilbert Dovenmuehle

Wilbert L. Dovenmuehle, 87 BELVIDERE - Wilbert L. Dovenmuehle, 87, of Belvidere died Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, from a sudden illness. He was born June 20, 1923, to Walter and Lillian Dovenmuehle. Grad-uate of Belvidere High School. Willie served in, . He married Ruth Miller on March 25, 1946, in Belvidere. They would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this March. Willie was an operating engineer for Local 150 for 40 years. He worked for Shappert Engineering, Belvidere Construction and Central Grain before retiring in 1993. After retirement, he farmed until recently. Willie never had time for a vacation; he just worked. Lifetime member of, . Survived by his wife, Ruth; daughter, Marilyn (Dale) Rhode of Kingston; sons, Dennis (Tammy) Dovenmuehle of Garden Prairie and Ken (Kim) Dovenmuehle of Belvidere; grandchildren, Jeff (Susan) and Tyler (Melissa) Rhode, Dawn (Tyler) McCoy and Cory, Carrie, Kyle and Katie Dovenmuehle; great-grandchild-ren, Isaac and Gavin Rhode, Garrett, Preston and Travis Rhode, Maci and Rachel McCoy; brothers-in-law, Harold and Dale Miller; sister-in-law, Helen Pearson; and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; brother-in-law, George Miller; sisters-in-law, Sharon and Carol Miller; and great-granddaughter, Reilli Paige McCoy. Service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Chapel of Memories in Highland Garden of Memories, 9700 Illinois 76. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18, in the chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.


 


 

William "Bill" Hall Jr.

CHARLESTON - William "Bill" Hall Jr., 64, Charleston, died Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Adams Funeral Chapel, Charleston.


 


 

William Adams

CHARLESTON - William Adams, 86, Charleston, died Saturday (Jan. 15, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Bishop Funeral Home, Greenup. 


 


 

William Adams, 86

Monday, January 17, 2011 11:07 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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William Hall Jr.

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:00 AM

CHARLESTON – William Hall Jr., 64, of Charleston died Sunday (Jan. 16, 2011) at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Coles County. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston. read more 


 


 

William Henry "Billy" Heitzig Jr.

William Henry "Billy" Heitzig Jr., 82, of Fieldon, died suddenly on Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his residence., He was born on the family farm in Fieldon on March 10, 1938, the son of the late William Henry and Magdalena (Schmieder) Heitzig Sr., Billy enlisted with the U.S., and served overseas in Germany for a number of years. After his discharge he returned back to Jersey County where he resumed his lifetime association with farming, and was also employed as a driver for Gorman Brothers Ready Mix in Jerseyville for over 40 years., He was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon, Knights of Columbus, and was formerly active with the, , all in Jerseyville, and enjoyed his visits to the Alton Belle Casino., He married the former Wilma Elizabeth Collins on Feb. 4, 1956, at the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, and they shared 42 years together before she was tragically killed in an automobile accident along with her sister-in-law, Phyllis, on Oct. 26, 1998., Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Otho Kinser of Roodhouse; a sister, Angela Hansen of Jerseyville; a sister-in-law, Essie Heitzig of Fieldon; a brother-in-law and his wife, John and Frances Bray of Jerseyville; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special nephew and his wife, Greg and Linda Heitzig of Fieldon; along with a grandpuppy, Sammi Jo of Roodhouse., Preceding him in death were parents; his wife; two brothers, Herbert Heitzig and Gerald and his wife, Phyllis Heitzig; two brothers in infancy; two sisters, Rita and her husband, Roman Beiermann and Theresa Bray; and a brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Hansen., Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until time of funeral Mass at 1 p.m. at the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Fieldon. Father William Hembrow will officiate. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Fieldon, where Jerseyville American Legion Post 492 will conduct military graveside rites. Memorials may be given to the St. Francis/Holy Ghost Catholic Schools of Jerseyville. Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

William "Bill" Clutter

Sunday, January 16, 2011 5:03 PM 

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Wilma Anna Haun

Monday, January 17, 2011 1:06 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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