Thursday, June 2, 2011

Illinois Obituaries 06/02/2011


 

A. J. Humes

WYACONDA, Mo. -- A.J. Humes, 80, of rural Wyaconda, died June 1, 2011, in his home. The Wilson Funeral Home, Kahoka, is handling arrangements. 


 


 

AARDEMA, HELEN M.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Helen M. Aardema, nee Wiswell , age 93, formerly of Chicago Heights. Beloved wife of the late David Aardema; dear mother of Judith A. (John) ..... 


 


 

ADCOCK, JAMES LAWRENCE

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

James Lawrence Adcock, of Lemont. Beloved father of Jamie (Matthew) Schreck; loving grandfather of Landon and Reilly Schreck; devoted brother of Mark (Sandra) and Elizabeth .....


 


 

ALBRECHT, IRVING W.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Irving W. Albrecht, WWII Army Vet., beloved husband of the late Gladys M., nee Wilke; loving father of the late Mark T.; dear grandfather of .....


 


 

Adelia Larson

ADELIA LARSON, 93 ROCKFORD - Adelia Larson, 93, of Rockford passed away at 5:35 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, in P.A. Peterson Home. Born in 1917 in Rockford, the daughter of Vito and Maria Martellaro. She lived her entire life in Rockford. She married Gustav A. Larson on Feb. 27, 1949, in South Bend, Ind.; he died June of 1979. She was employed as a library aide by Rockford Public Schools for 20 years. Member of St. Anthony Church. Adelia graduated from Rockford Central High School. Survivors include daughter, Mary Conway; son, Lou (Debra) Larson; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Martellaro; and numerous nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents and siblings. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Friday, June 3, at St. Anthony Church, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service; Franciscan Friars will officiate. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Arrangements are with Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 707 Marchesano Drive. Condolences to:


 


 

Alan Haberkamp

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Alice Irene Cherrill Habben

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Alice M. Decker

CRYSTAL LAKE – Alice M. Decker, 91, of Crystal Lake, passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington., She was born June 26, 1919, in Chicago, to Arno and Rosa (Bladel) Schoner. She married Ernest J. Decker Jr. on March 17, 1945, in Chicago., She was a resident of Crystal Lake since 1970. She had been involved with the Crystal Lake TOPS for many years. She loved music, especially the opera., She is survived by her children, Ernest J. "Jack" (Lynn) Decker III and Connie Decker; her grandchildren, Mark (Debra) Daraskevich and Elizabeth (Michael) Shaw; and her great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Delilah., She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; two brothers; and two sisters., A memorial visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Interment will be private., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Assissi Animal Foundation, P.O. Box 143, Crystal Lake, IL 60039-0143., For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Andrew T. "Andy" Sullivan

Andrew was born Sept. 23, 1954, in Lawton, Okla., a son of George Andrew and Patricia Ann Sullivan. He married Sheryl Dooley on April 14, 1979, in Augusta. She survives., . Andy had worked at the Duker Funeral Home and then worked at Knapheide Manufacturing Co. for 26 years., He was a member of Lutheran Church of St. John, where he was a church elder. He was active with his grandson's Cub Scout activities and he loved to work in the yard., Survivors, in addition to his wife, include his mother, Patricia Sullivan of Wickenburg, Ariz.; a daughter, Bethany (Victor) Westfall of Quincy; a son, Matthew Sullivan of Quincy; three grandchildren, Brenden, Adelynn and Kaylynn, all of Quincy; a brother, Roger (Kathleen) Sullivan of West Dennis, Mass.; three sisters, Mary Slaton of Phoenix, Ariz., Donna (John) Mich of Wickenburg, and Ann (Van) Wheatcraft of Phoenix; several nieces and nephews; and his in-laws, Evert and Bernice Dooley of Plymouth; and three brothers-in-law, Steve (Cindy) Dooley of Macomb, Stan (Joan) Dooley of Pekin and Bryan (Jackie) Dooley of Colchester., Andrew was preceded in death by his father, George Andrew Sullivan., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Lutheran Church of St. John, with Harold J. Bender, Jr. conducting. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Basco., VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home., MEMORIALS: Lutheran Church of St. John., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Ann Meyers

Meyers, Ann Julia Nee Kolody. Beloved wife of the late Robert J. Loving mother of Robert K. (Aina) Meyers Sr. and Craig S. (Michelle) Meyers. Dear grandmother of Eric, James, Aubrey, and Robert K. Meyers Jr. Fond sister of Dorothy Purcell and Sigmund Kolody. Funeral Saturday at 9:30 AM from FORAN FUNERAL HOME, 7300 W. Archer Ave. (55th St. just west of Harlem) to St. Joseph Church. Mass 10 AM. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Hope Hospice, 9470 HealthPark Circle Fort Meyers, FL 33908 would be appreciated. Visitation Friday 4 PM to 9 PM. For information 708-458-0208 or


 


 

Anna Legg Mills

ROBINSON - Anna Legg Mills, 100, of Robinson, IL, died at 1:50 a.m. Monday, May 31, 2011 at the Cotillion Ridge Nursing Home, Robinson. She was born August 21, 1910 the daughter of Alonzo Legg and Martha Crum Legg. She married Harry O. Mills on October 19, 1929, living most of her married life east of Duncanville. Anna was a homemaker and attended the Duncanville Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Richard Mills and his wife, Rebecca, Winder, GA; a daughter, Deloris Dedrick and her husband, Robert (Red), Robinson; two sisters, Edna Ganzer, DeKalb, IL and Naomi Walling, Banning, CA; 9 grandchildren, Mike and Diana Dedrick, Springfield, IL, Karen and Steve Pifer, Palestine, DiAnna McNair, Robinson, Sheila and Hugh Brisco, Winder, GA, Cindy and Tony Cassidy, Bethlehem, GA, Doug and Shirley Mills, Peachtree, GA, David and Lora Mills, Goosecreek, GA, Julie and Tom Woodruff, Falmouth, MA, Susan and Jack Norton, Scarborough, MA: 17 great grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry O. Mills; her parents; her step-father, Walter Moade; a sister, Dortha Ewing; two brothers, Guy Legg and Clarence Legg; and her great granddaughter, Elizabeth Mills. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2nd at the Goodwine Funeral Home in Robinson with Rev. Jeff Monroney officiating. Burial will be in the Port Jackson Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, prior to services. Memorials may be made to the Duncanville Baptist Church with envelopes available at the funeral home. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Annabelle Jackson

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Anthony Soto

JOHNSTON CITY -- Anthony James Soto, 45, died at 3:40 p.m. Tuesday May 31, 2011, in West Frankfort., Services will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in Murman and Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 


 

Antoinette Para

Para, Antoinette T. Antoinette T. Para (nee Venckus) age 92. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Loving mother of Edward (Cathy) Para, Andrea Binkley, Jeffrey Para, Paula Stanislaw and Annette (Matthew) Jagla. Devoted grandmother of 8 and great grandmother of 10. Aunt of many. Funeral Saturday 9:15 a.m. from the Richard-Midway Funeral Home 5749 Archer Av. (corner of Lorel) to St. Daniel the Prophet Church for 10:00 a.m. Mass. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m.773-767-1840 or


 


 

Arthur Grove

Grove, Arthur Scott Arthur Scott Grove, age 90, a longtime resident of Wheaton died Friday, May 27 at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream, IL with the comforting presence of his daughter and son by his side. Scott was born on August 27, 1920 to Arthur and Bessie Grove in Wenatchee, WA. He was raised in Wheaton and graduated from Wheaton High School. Scott's military service to his country spanned 37 years. He was a veteran of


 


 

Arthur Kilbreath

ARTHUR J. KILBREATH, 88 MACHESNEY PARK - Arthur J. Kilbreath, 88, of Machesney Park passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Alden Park Strathmoor Nursing Home. Born April 6, 1923, in Crockett, Ark., the son of Lon and Lillian (Gribble) Kilbreath. Married Cora Moore on Feb. 20, 1941, in Kennett, Mo. Arthur worked at Weyerhauser from 1953 to 1985. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, camping at Indian Ford Camp Grounds and taking care of his dog, Opey. Survived by children, James Kilbreath, Jeanetta (Mike) Daugherty and June (Terry) Schuelke; grandchildren, Kevin (Linda), Camilla, Travis (Leann), Nicole, Kaitlyn; great-grandchildren, Bryan, Cory, Addison, Natalie and Graysen; two great-grandchildren; sister, Ulila Fielder; brother, Charles (Sheila) Kilbreath; brother-in-law, Virgil (Estel) Moore; sister-in-law, Edith McElyea; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by wife, Cora Kilbreath; sister, Mary (Clarence) Moore; two infant sisters; and beloved dog, Opey. The family would like to thank all of Arthur's neighbors for all their help and kindness. Service at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the funeral home. Tributes to the family at sunsetfhmemgar


 


 

BANAS, ANNA M.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Anna M. Banas, nee Majka , 98, at rest in the Peace of Christ Monday May 30, 2011. The last surviving Majka. Preceded in death ..... 


 


 

BELTRAN, EVANGELINE

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Evangeline Beltran, 72, nee Ruiz ; beloved wife of Francisco; loving mother of Lilly (Karl) Tuller, Rose Coyne, Laura (Neil) Prodoehl and Frank Beltran; loving ..... 


 


 

BETTY L. DEUTSCH

Betty L. Deutsch, 86, of North Aurora, Ill., passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Provena Mercy Medical Center. She was born Sept. 27, 1924, in Aurora., Betty was a member of Annunciation Church. She dearly loved her family. She enjoyed raising canaries as well as gardening., She is survived by her seven children, Deanna (Ron) Fidler, Susan Cunz, Thomas (Becky) Deutsch, Patricia (Greg) Nowicki, John Deutsch, Mike Deutsch, Kenneth Deutsch; eighteen grandchildren, Joe (Lara) Fidler, Don (Chris) Fidler, Karen (Todd) Sunderlage, Monica Block, Clint (Julie) Cunz, Craig (Michelle) Cunz, Curt (Stacey) Cunz, Deana (Jake) Lanham, Nick Deutsch, Christy (Steve) Zeiter, Misty (Ryan) Pyle, Linda Munoz (Louie), Becky (Rob) Ryberg, Cindy (Jeremiah) Johnson, Melissa Deutsch, Danny Deutsch, Jennifer Deutsch (Jesus), Joe Deutsch; and twenty-three great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred J. Deutsch; her son, James Deutsch; and her parents, John and Rose (Groll) Sauber., Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, from the Daleiden Mortuary to Annunciation Church at 10 a.m. Fr. Patrick Gillmeyer, O.S.B. will celebrate with interment at Marywood Cemetery., Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Daleiden Mortuary, 220 N. Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506, 630-631-5500. For more information, visit


 


 

BROCK, ANN E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ann E. Brock, nee O'Toole , age 65, of Des Plaines passed away on May 29, 2011. Loving mother of James (Jeanne) Brock, Angela Brock ..... 


 


 

BURNETTE, JUNE A.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

June A. Burnette, nee Benson , 89, formerly of Elmhurst, IL and Boca Raton, FL. Beloved wife of the late Walter; loving mother of William .....


 


 

Barbara Cranston

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Barbara J.F. Cranston, age 56, of Champaign passed away at 2:55 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at her home in Champaign. read more


 


 

Beatrice Badger

BEATRICE H. BADGER, 72 ROCKFORD - Beatrice H. Badger, 72, of Rockford died at 2:40 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, in SwedishAmerican Hospital, from breast cancer. Born May 21, 1939, in Carlinville, daughter of Charles Luster and Eleanor Dahlgren Badger. Graduated from Harlem High School and attended, . She was an accountant and was previously employed by the city of Rockford and Mattison Machine Works. She retired from the Winnebago County Housing Authority after many years. Survivors include cousin, Phyllis (Kenneth) Laurent, as well as numerous other cousins. Predeceased by her parents; grandparents, Carl and Hilma Dahlgren; brother, Charles Lewis Badger; and uncles, Stanley and Robert Dahlgren. Beatrice's family would like to thank Dr. Sharon Shipp and the staff on the oncology unit at SwedishAmerican Hospital for the special, loving care that they gave to Bea. Graveside service at 4 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in Scandinavian Cemetery, with the Rev. Jay Quinn officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the, or, . The family was assisted by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road. Express condolences and share memories at


 


 

Betty Jo Hutson Jacobus

PANA - Betty Jo Hutson Jacobus, 89, died May 29, 2011, in Overland Park, Kansas. Born January 9, 1922, in Pana, Illinois, to George and Pauline Merriman Hutson, Betty Jo married Kenneth Jacobus on December 6, 1941. A loving wife and mother who loved beautiful things, she is survived by Ken and four children; Paula Leighton of Leawood, KS; Stephen Jacobus of Decatur, IL; Diane Newberry of South Boston, VA; and David Jacobus of Decatur, IL.; as well as 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at a future date in Pana. Arrangements: D.W. Newcomer's Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66210. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Bobby Krausz

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

VERO BEACH, Fla. – Bobby Joyce Bumann Krausz, age 92, of Vero Beach, Fla., died Friday, May 27, 2011, at her residence in Vero Beach, Fla. read more 


 


 

Bruce Hutchinson

BRUCE D. HUTCHINSON, 50 ROCKFORD - Bruce D. Hutchinson, 50, of Rockford died Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Rockford. Born May 31, 1960, in Rockford, the son of Earl D. and Shirley Mae (Keller) Hutchinson. He was a truck driver for numerous companies in the Rockford area. Survivors include son, Sethadam Hutchinson; mother, Shirley Hutchinson; sister, Nancy Babcock; and nephew, Aaron Babcock. Predeceased by his father; and nephew, Tony Babcock. Memorial graveside service at 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, in Willwood Burial Park. For more information, visit


 


 

CAPUTO, JOHN R.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

John R. Caputo, 51, of Chesapeake, VA and formerly of Franklin Park. 20 year Veteran of the U.S. Navy. Beloved husband of Tina, nee .....


 


 

CASELLA, MARY E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary E. Casella, nee Arcari. Beloved wife and Queenie of the late John "Dean;" loving mother of the late Corinne (Ken) Gimino, the late Annie .....


 


 

CASSIDY H. LANGE

Cassidy H. Lange (née Langone) died May 30, 2011., She was the beloved wife of Richard A. Lange Jr.; devoted mother of Brandi, Dylan J. and Joshua; fond stepmother of Dylan R.; loving daughter of Frank and Pam (née Irgang) Langone; dear sister of Candace (Daniel) Gunderson; and loving aunt of Isabella., Friends and family will meet from 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, until time of the funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at Salerno's Galewood Chapels, 1857 N. Harlem Ave, Chicago. Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, June 2. Interment will be at Queen of Heaven Cemetery., For information, call 773-889-1700.


 


 

CLARA RUTH BRILES

Clara Ruth Briles, 91, of DeKalb, passed away Saturday, May 7, under the tender care of the DeKalb County Hospice at the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, DeKalb., Born Nov. 9, 1919, in Riverside, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, Ruth was the daughter of Robert Pierce and Ida (Hightower) Wilson. She married Worthie Elwood Briles on June 6, 1941, in Austin, Texas, while the two of them were attending the, . Later that summer, Ruth and Elwood received their Bachelors of Arts degrees in zoology from UT. They then went to the, at Madison to begin work on their advanced degrees. However, those efforts were set aside so that Elwood could serve in the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II., Following World War II and the births of their first two children (Susan and David), Ruth and Elwood returned to Madison where they received their advanced degrees in immunogenetics in 1948 (Ruth: M.S., Elwood: Ph.D.). The family then moved to College Station, Texas, where Elwood was a faculty member in the Poultry Science Department at Texas A&M and where their younger daughter Sara was born. After the family moved to DeKalb in 1957, Ruth worked with Elwood at the DeKalb Agricultural Association as a research associate in immunogenetics research from 1958-1968. From 1968-1970, Ruth was an Instructor in biological sciences at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb., From 1970-2000, Ruth again worked with Elwood, this time as a research associate for immunogenetics research in the Biology Department at NIU. On October 9, 2004, Elwood and Ruth were recognized for their contributions to avian genetics by the U.S. Department of Agriculture., Ruth was active in the American Association of University Women, volunteered at the Ellwood House and served for several years as the superintendent of the Sunday school at First Congregational Church in DeKalb., She is survived by her husband, Elwood; children, Susan Marie (Duane) Kniebes of Boulder, Colo., David Elwood (Marilyn Crain) Briles of Birmingham, Ala. and Sara (Richard Briles Moriarty) Briles of Madison, Wis.; grandchildren, Dustin Lincoln (Dana Churness) Briles Moriarty of Herbster, Wis., Rachel Florence (fiancé Duy Hoang) Briles of Austin, Texas and Travis Crain Briles of Boulder, Colo.; step-grandchildren, Linda (Kniebes) Kozak and Carrie (Steve) Swift (Kniebes) of Lisle, Ill. and Van Kniebes of Boulder; great-grandchildren, Wylder Lee and Olin Elwood Moriarty of Herbster; and numerous nephews, nieces, grandnieces and grandnephews, including especially nephews, Jesse Rodman Wilson Jr. (Cathy) of Cold Springs, Nev., Hal (Claudia) Cochran of West Covina, Calif., Dale (Jacqueline) Cochran of San Clemente, Calif. and Roy (Thérèse) Krebs of Alexandria, Va., She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Robert Pierce Wilson II, Travis Hudson Wilson I, Ida Gertrude Krebs, Charlotte Josephine Cochran, Sarah Elizabeth Quinlan and Jesse Rodman Wilson Sr.; and her brothers-in-law, Connally Oran Briles, Van Gordon Briles and Jack David Briles., A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, June 5, in the Hearthside Room in the Visitors' Center of the Ellwood House, 509 W. First St.,, DeKalb., In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the DeKalb County Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 2600 N. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, or the DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road, Suite 1B, DeKalb, IL 60115. The family wishes to thank both organizations for the professional and extremely kind care that they provided Ruth in her last months and days.


 


 

CLARIZIO, JERRY A.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jerry A. Clarizio, age 92, of Chicago, IL passed away June 1, 2011. Jerry (Gennaro) Clarizio's star was born to heaven yesterday by one thousand .....


 


 

COOK, HENRY J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM

Henry J. Cook Sr., Korean War Marine Veteran, beloved husband of Dorothy, nee McLaughlin; loving father of Henry J. "Jack" Cook, Jr., Catherine (Dirk) ..... 


 


 

CYNTHIA THOMAS CORNISH

Cynthia Thomas Cornish, 65, of Homosassa, Fla., died May 25, 2011, in Inverness, Fla. She was the daughter of the late Ralph Thomas and stepdaughter of DiAnne Thomas Schmitt, both of DeKalb., Arrangements by Hooper Funeral Home, 501 W. Main St., Inverness, FL 34450. 904-726-2271.


 


 

CZACHOR, FERDINAND E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ferdinand E. "Fritz" Czachor, of The LaGrange Highlands, U.S. Navy WWII Veteran. Beloved husband of Lorraine; loving father of Melanie (Rick) Feldges; devoted brother ..... 


 


 

Calvin Bennehoff

CALVIN DALE BENNEHOFF, 86 ROCKFORD - Calvin Dale Bennehoff, 86, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Rockford Memorial Hospital, after suffering a stroke. Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Rock Grove Township, the son of Claire and Anna (Sweger) Bennehoff. He was a 1942 Dakota High School graduate. On Oct. 5, 1946, he married Ruth A. Schubert in Stockton. Dale was a farmer all his life, living on the home farm on Rock Grove Road until May 1981 when he and Ruth moved to Rock City. She died May 14, 1989. Dale then married Carol (Meinert) Lundeen on Dec. 30, 1989. They resided in Rock City until moving to Wesley Willows Retirement Community in Rockford in May 2005. Surviving are wife, Carol of Rockford; daughters, Vickie (Gene) Lashinski of Freeport and Cheryl (Kevin) Finkenbinder of Orangeville; grandchildren, Lisa (Chris) Rivera, Jennifer (Tom) Lopez, Erica Bennehoff, Stephanie and Kyle Bennehoff, Laurie Lashinski, Amy (Adam) Meyer, Steven and Jill Finkenbinder; five great-grandchildren; sister, Miriam LeBaron of Freeport; brother, Paul (Thelma) Bennehoff of Frankfort, Mich.; brother-in-law, Maurice TerHark of Rockford; daughters-in-law, Elaine (David) Hullinger of Washington, Ill., and Eileen Bennehoff of Freeport; several nieces, nephews and many cousins. Predeceased also by his parents; sons, Ronald and Terry; sisters, Lucille Foss and Corolyn TerHark; and brothers-in-law, Warren LeBaron and Virgil Meinert. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Beth Eden United Methodist Church, 3201 Huffman Blvd., Rockford, with the Rev. Douglas Bowden officiating. Burial in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Freeport. Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, 115 S. West St., Dakota, and from 9 a.m. Saturday to time of service at the church. A memorial fund has been established in his name. Please view the family guestbook and sign the condolence page at


 


 

Carol CHANDLER

Carol was born Nov. 7, 1951, in Marion County, Mo., a daughter of Earl Lee Roy and Leona Domzalski Hart. She was raised in the home of her mother and adopted father, Paul Dietrich. She married Dean E. Chandler on June 21, 1969, in Quincy. He survives., She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. She enjoyed gardening, playing in the pool league with her husband and traveling, having taken several cruises and travelling extensively throughout the United States. Carol was devoted to her family and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren., Carol was previously employed as a bookkeeper and secretary at State Street Store and then in the offices of McDonald's restaurants. She later was the office manager, working with her husband, at Chandler Heating and Air Conditioning., Survivors include her husband, Dean; her mother, Leona Dietrich of Quincy; a daughter, Selena Stegeman and her husband, Kent, of Quincy; two sons, Schuyler A. Chandler and his wife, Elizabeth, and Sean P. Chandler and his wife, Dena, both of Quincy; 12 grandchildren, Jordan Stegeman, Lindsay Chandler, Schuyler Chandler Jr., Ethan Chandler, Peyton Stegeman, Gweneth Chandler, Madison Chandler, Emily Chandler, Cassidy Chandler, Peter Chandler, Xavier Chandler and Mariella Chandler, all of Quincy; four brothers, Ron Dietrich and his wife, Gail, of Maywood, Mo., David Dietrich and his wife, Ann, of Quincy, Alan Dietrich of Springfield, and Mark Dietrich of Quincy; three sisters, Dorothy Decker and her husband, Dennis, of Quincy, Sue Flachs and her husband, Jack, of Quincy and Marty Redington and her husband, Tom, of Hannibal, Mo.; and many loving nieces and nephews., Carol was preceded in death by her father, Earl Hart; her adoptive father, Paul Dietrich; a grandson, Alexander H. Chandler; and a brother in infancy, David Hart., SERVICES: 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Arnaud Devillers conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery., VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and until time of services Saturday morning in the funeral home. A Christian wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the funeral home., ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home., MEMORIALS: Blessing Foundation for Hospice or the Blessing Cancer Center.


 


 

Carsen Davis

MARION -- Carsen Micah Davis, infant son of Jonathan and Sarah (Kettering) Davis, died at 2:32 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011., Carsen is survived by his parents, Jonathan and Sarah Davis of Marion; one sister, Natalie Davis of Marion; one brother, Caden Davis of Marion; maternal grandparents, Jason and Stormie Elders of Carrier Mills; paternal grandparents, Glenn and Claire Davis of Chicago; maternal great-grandmother, Robin Waid of Herrin; two aunts, Summer Elders of Carrier Mills and Micaela Davis of Chicago; three uncles, Brad Robinson of Carterville, Joshua (Jessi) Davis of West Frankfort and Jacob (Miquelie) Davis of Herrin; and other relatives and friends., He was preceded in death by his paternal great-grandparents, Cletus and Ethel Miller., Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 6, in Pleasant Grove Memorial Park with Pastor Steve McKeown officiating., Crain Pleasant Grove-Murdale Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements., To leave online condolences, visit


 


 

Charles Huffman Sr.

MARION -- Charles James Huffman Sr., 51, of Romeoville, died at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his daughter's home., Per his wishes, his body will be cremated and there will be no services., Blue Funeral Home in Marion is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Charles Perkinson

DECATUR - Charles Perkinson, 96, Decatur, died Tuesday (May 31, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. 


 


 

Chioles, Joan E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Joan E. Chioles, 87, nee Kohl . Beloved wife of George; mother of Georgene (Dennis) Chioles-Neff, Suzanne (Kenneth) Hofert, Peter (Vicki) Chioles, the late .....


 


 

Clarence Kearbey

CLARENCE N. KEARBEY, 85 ROCKFORD - Clarence N. Kearbey, 85, of Rockford passed away peacefully Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home, with his loving family by his side. Clarence married Hazel Francis on April 25, 1953. He enjoyed tinkering with cars, and was a real handyman, a jack of all trades. Survived by wife, Hazel; son, James Kearbey of Seward, Neb., stepdaughter, Wilma Francis; five grandchildren; numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews, all of the Rockford area; brother, Lester Kearbey of Hartford; and three brothers-in-law. Predeceased by his parents; two brothers; and a sister. The family would like to especially thank Northern Illinois Hospice. The family will host a memorial gathering at their home, 3519 Arline Ave., Rockford, IL 61101, at a later date. Condolences at


 


 

Clementine Harrington

CLEMENTINE 'CLEO' HARRINGTON, 65 ROCKFORD - Clementine "Cleo" E. Harrington, 65, of Rockford departed this earthly life Sunday, May 22, 2011, after a long illness. Born Oct. 12, 1945, in Louisiana, Mo., the daughter of Clemis T. Harrington and Lucille Mackey. Clementine lived more than 30 years in the Rockford area, coming from Peoria. Clementine will be remembered for her love of decorating, gardening and entertaining. Clementine leaves to cherish the love of her life, her son, Edward Harrington (Loleatha); brothers, Johnny Saunders, Earl Doby and Pernell King, all of Peoria; sisters, Kathryn Harrington, Mary Harrington and Rosie Buchanan of Rockford, and Fannie Massey of Peoria; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Predeceased by parents; two sisters; and two brothers. Service at 1 p.m. Friday, June 3, at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 2919 19th St., Rockford, with visitation from 11 a.m. to time of service; Pastor Rev. Dr. Louis E. Malone will officiate. Arrangements by Collins & Stone Funeral Home.


 


 

Constance Hausen

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Craig Richard Nellis Sr.

McHENRY – Craig Richard Nellis Sr., 61, of McHenry, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at his home., He was born Nov. 16, 1949, in Chicago, to Donald and Rita (Mancini) Nellis., He had been employed by Salem Auto in Salem, Wis., Survivors include his two children, Craig (Dawn) Nellis Jr. and Carrie (Patrick) Ziebel; three grandchildren, Abbey Nellis and Damian and Devin Walker; three sisters, Sandy (James) Buegeler, Cathy Sossong and Trish Frisby; and his ex-wife, Jennifer Krickl Nellis., He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Robert J. Frisby; and a sister, Sherry Bell., The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the prayers at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry., In lieu of flowers, memorials would be appreciated to the family., For information, call Colonial Funeral Home at 815-385-0063 or visit


 


 

DOUGLAS R. BURSON

Douglas R. Burson, 66, of Hinckley, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home. Born March 16, 1945, in Aurora, the son of Douglas L. and Wilma (Ramer) Burson, Douglas was united in marriage to the former Mrs. Linda Quantz Wick on Oct. 20, 1987, and they spent the next 23 happy years of their lives together., For 34 years, Mr. Burson was employed by the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier. He was a member of both the National Association of Letter Carriers and the American Motorcyclist Association. Douglas was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be missed by all that knew him., Douglas is survived by his wife, Linda J. Burson of Hinckley; his children, Douglas (Julie) Burson of Yorkville, and Amy Burson of Aurora; his stepdaughter, Sheri (Jim) Campbell of Sheridan; his grandchildren, Dougie and Anna Burson, Gabriella, Michaela and Abbegail Campbell; his sister, Sharon (Ray) Miller of Naperville; and two nephews., He was preceded in death by his father, Douglas L. Burson; mother, Wilma Burson Roge; and his stepfather, Paul Roge., A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m Saturday, June 4, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel, 141 N. Maple St., Hinckley, with Elder Dennis Ramer officiating. Interment will be private., Friends can visit from 11 a.m. until the hour of service on Saturday, June 4, at the Nash-Nelson Memorial Chapel in Hinckley., Memorials in Douglas' name can be made to the DeKalb County Hospice, 2727 Sycamore Road Suite 1B, DeKalb, IL 60115., Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, 815-286-3247.


 


 

DOUGLAS W. ALLEN

Douglas W. Allen, 33, of DeKalb, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Born Nov. 17, 1977, in Belvidere, he was the son of Douglas A. Allen and Debra A. Poe., Doug was married to the former Lyndsy Protano on Sept. 23, 2010, in Sycamore. Doug worked for Upstaging, in Sycamore as one of their mechanics. He lived in the DeKalb community since 2008, moving there from Sycamore. He graduated from Hiawatha High School in 1996, and he then attended Lincoln Tech in Naperville., Survivors include wife, Lyndsy of DeKalb; son, Dominick Allen of DeKalb; mother, Debra A. Allen of Kirkland; father, Douglas D. Allen of Wisconsin; brother, David (fiancée Sharon Childers) Allen of Kingston; nephew, Dakota Allen of Kingston; and several aunts and uncles., Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home with Pastor Randy McCoy officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, until the time of the service at the funeral home., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be established at a later date. To send an online condolence, visit, Arrangements were entrusted to Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home, 310 Oak St. DeKalb, IL 60115. 815-758-3841.


 


 

David Hansen

DAVID L. HANSEN, 66 LEBANON - David L. Hansen, 66, died Tuesday, May 17, 2011. He was born in Rockford, the son of the late Leroy and Ann Kovera Hansen. Internet visitors may register online at


 


 

David Karlson

David Karlson, 63, of Litchfield, formerly of Quincy, died June 1, 2011, in Raymond. The Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy, is handling arrangements. 


 


 

David Mandell

DAVID PAUL MANDELL, 24 loving son and nephew ROCKFORD - David Paul Mandell, 24, died unexpectedly Monday, May 31, 2011, in Loves Park. Born June 2, 1986, in Fort Myers, Fla., the son of Dave Mandell and Jo Ferraro. He attended Harlem High School and was an avid skateboarder. David was a talented artist and had a true passion for drawing and art. In "Conquering Addiction", J.J. Goldwag discusses many of the effective tools to gracefully overcome addiction. Goldwag establishes the link between unhappiness and dependence, and uncovers methods that take us toward a healthy recovery. He takes us down the path of seeing clearly, maintaining proper perspective and restoring unification with our true nature. Through a reconnection with our inner self, we can reestablish a feeling of wholeness, remain in harmony, and overcome all obstacles. When we understand how to break free from destructive thoughts, and become anchored in the unchanging, then life opens to dramatic transformations and endless possibilities. The family knows David is happy and safe in the arms of his grandparents and is with those he adored and loved so very much. Survivors include his mother, Jo Ferraro of Rockford; father, Dave Mandell of Rockford; uncles, Larry Ferraro of Machesney Park and Jay (Robyn) Ferraro of Roscoe; great-uncles, Larry (Betty) Ferraro of Sarasota, Fla., and Vic (Bonnie) Mandell of Rockford; great-aunt, Marie Zandonai of Rockford; godmother, Jane Ratzlaff of Rockford; and many cousins and friends. Predeceased by grandparents, Anthony and Frances Mandell and Sam and Lil Ferraro; uncles, Anthony Mandell and Frank "Buzzy" Mandell; aunt, Kathy Ferraro; and cousin, Joshua Brown. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the Gateway Foundation in Aurora for all of their love and support they gave to David. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Cathedral of St. Peter, 1243 N. Church St., with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of prayer at 10:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Gateway Foundation, 400 Mercy Lane, Aurora, IL 60506. Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel is assisting the family. Express online condolences at


 


 

Debra Ann Earley

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 3:46 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Debra Kay Bostek

DECATUR - Debra Kay Bostek, 55, Decatur, died Wednesday (June 1, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. 


 


 

Deneil Brymer

JOHNSTON CITY -- Deneil Brymer, 60, passed away 8:15 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home with her loving family by her side., Deneil was born Jan. 5, 1951, at Herrin to Daniel Jacob and Gloria Dean (English) Schiff., She married Randy Brymer on March 15, 1969, in St. Paul's Catholic Church in Johnston City., Deneil was a teacher with Williamson County Special Education Co-op at Lincoln School in Johnston City. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Johnston City. She was a 1969 graduate of Johnston City High School and furthered her education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale with bachelor's degrees in elementary education and special education. She was a member of Illinois Education Association and National Education Association., Deneil enjoyed spending time with her family. She loved the special times she spent with her two grandchildren who were the apple of her eye. Deneil also cherished her friends and appreciated the visits, phone calls and cards during her illness., Survivors include her husband, Randy of Johnston City; son and daughter-in-law, Danny and Michelle Brymer of Johnston City; two grandchildren, Austin Cole Brymer and Shellby Leigh Brymer of Johnston City; her parents, Dan and Gloria Schiff of Johnston City; two sisters, Gwendolyn Mae Coulson of Cape Girardeau, Laura Cobb and husband, Rick, of Johnston City; mother-in-law, Mary Rose Brymer of Johnston City; nephew, Derrick Randall Coulson of Johnston City; niece, Ashley Nicole Cobb of Johnston City and great niece, Sadie Brooke Cobb of Johnston City., She was preceded in death by her grandparents and several aunts and uncles., Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Pyle Funeral Home in Johnston City with the Rev. Gary Clark officiating. Interment will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City. Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with a prayer service at 7 p.m. conducted by Monsignor Ken Schaeffer., Memorials may be made to Coach Kill Cancer Fund. Memorial envelopes are available at the funeral home., To join the family in honoring the memory of Deneil Brymer and posting your memories and tributes, visit, The family would like to thank Dr. Jeffrey Parks and his staff along with Regional Home Care and Nancy Strickland for the attentive care that was given to Deneil during her illness.


 


 

Dennis Crotty

Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Dennis Dean Ferris

DECATUR - Dennis Dean Ferris, 62, of rural Jonesboro, died on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Memphis V.A. Medical Center. Dennis was born in Illinois and graduated from Stephen Decatur High School. He moved to Jonesboro, AR in 1973 after serving in the, during the, . He worked 20+ years as a Printer for Krueger and World Color in Jonesboro. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law: Felice Desiree and Tracy Don Troutman of Paragould; 1 son, Jason Daniel Ferris of Jonesboro; 1 brother Dike (Marge) Ferris of Decatur, Illinois; 3 sisters Becky (Howard) Searle of Elgin, Illinois, Harla (Michael) Reagan of Decatur, Illinois and Sally Ballee of Jonesboro; 3 grandchildren: Caleb Samuel Cooper, Carissa Denise Cooper, and Tyler Don Troutman; and an aunt and uncle, Chester and Luella Sirois of Jonesboro; 1 "chosen" daughter: Frances Evonne Butler; 4 "chosen" grandchildren, Sarah Beth Thompson, Kalitha Lee Rose, Hannah Gabriel Butler, and Hailey Faith Butler; and 1 "chosen" great-grandson: Koby Taylor Thompson; and 2 beloved dogs: Ollie and Little Girl. A graveside funeral service will be held this Saturday morning at 10:00 in Pine Log Cemetery. Friends and family will serve as pallbearers. The body will lie in state Friday evening beginning at 5:00 at the home of Felice and Tracy Troutman, 1595 Greene 728, south of Paragould, near Woods Chapel United Methodist Church. For lasting memorials, the family asks that consideration be given to the National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax, VA 22030. Online registry at, . Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Diamond Marie Williams Underwood

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:04 PM 

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Don Kirkman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

URBANA – Don R. Kirkman Jr., 36, of Urbana died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday (May 29, 2011) at home. read more 


 


 

Donna Williamson-Gullo

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Doris Darley

DORIS M. DARLEY, 86 BELVIDERE - Doris M. Darley, 86, of Belvidere passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center of Rockford. Born July 13, 1924, in Belvidere, the daughter of Harold and Ethel (Lewis) Schandelmeier. She graduated from Belvidere High School. Married Walter Darley on Feb. 13, 1953, in Belvidere. Doris was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere and John Hugo Kaiser Post 1461 Ladies Auxiliary. Doris worked as a presser at Orchid Cleaners for 30 years before retiring. Survivors include daughters, Marianne Dougherty and Lisa Darley, both of Belvidere; grandchildren, Thomas and Carina Dougherty; and great-grandchild, John Powell Jr. Predeceased by her parents; husband; and brother, Lewis Schandelmeier. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at St. James Catholic Church, with the Rev. Brian A. Geary, pastor, officiating. Interment in Highland Gardens of Memories. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, at Belvidere Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation.


 


 

Dorothy B. Pruemer

EFFINGHAM - Dorothy B. Pruemer, 87, Effingham, died Tuesday (May 31, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Effingham. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Bauer Funeral Home, Effingham, with 4:30 p.m. C.C.W. rosary and 7 p.m. parish wake service. Burial: St. Anthony Cemetery, Effingham. Memorials: St. Anthony church or schools. Send condolences:


 


 

Dorothy DiIorio

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

EVANSTON – Dorothy Marie DiIorio (nee Carmichael) was born Feb. 11, 1928, and died Sunday, May 29, 2011, in Evanston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim DiIorio, and brothers, Ellsworth (Brud) and Bill. read more 


 


 

Dorothy Pruemer

Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:37 AM 

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EUGENE THOMAS CARROLL

Eugene Thomas Carroll, 81, of Genoa, died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb., He was born on Dec. 26, 1929, to John and Lillian (Knadle) Carroll in Vienna, S.D. He was the second of seven sons. Gene married Elaine Griswold on Aug. 22, 1953., Gene was a veteran of the, and a member of the Faith United Methodist Church in Genoa., He worked at Automatic Electric (formerly Leich Electric) in Genoa for 32 years and at Hines Lumber in Kirkland for more than 10 years. He enjoyed helping others with lawn work, spending time with his brothers, pheasant hunting in South Dakota and was an avid card and domino player, along with being a fan of the Chicago Bulls and Bears., He is survived by his wife, Elaine; one son, Jeff of Morrison; two daughters, Rhonda (Jim) Johnson and Lisa Carroll, all of Genoa; two granddaughters, Stefanie (Greg) Sullivan of Sycamore and Kelsey (Jake) Morgan of Mt. Morris; three great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jayci and Tyler; four brothers, Laurin (Rosemary), Russell (Bernadette), Douglas (Ellen) and Harvey (Sharon); three sisters-in-law, Glennis Carroll, Ruby Griswold and Peggy Griswold; and numerous nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack (Fern) Carroll and David Carroll; three brothers-in-law, Lyle (Marlyn) Griswold, Morris and Merrill Griswold; one sister-in-law, Marilyn (George) Barton., His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St., Genoa, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Diss officiating. Burial will be at the Genoa Cemetery., Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Friday at the church., Memorials can be made for Eugene Carroll in care of the local family-owned and -operated, Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135., For information, visit, or call 815-784-5191.


 


 

Edna Henson Watson

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – Edna Henson Watson, 91, of Savoy passed away on Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at the Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. read more 


 


 

Edward M. McElroy

DECATUR - Edward M. McElroy, 92, Decatur,, veteran and retired U.S. Postal Service employee, died Monday (May 30, 2011). Mass of Christian Burial: 11 a.m. Friday, St. Thomas Catholic Church. Visitation: one hour before services in the church. Burial: St. Isidore Cemetery, Bethany, with military rites and Flight Home ceremony. Arrangements by: Moran & Goebel Funeral Home. Memorials: St. Thomas Catholic Church or Good Shepherd Manor. Send condolences:


 


 

Elizabeth 'Betty' Strang

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 AM 

Elizabeth Eleanor "Betty" Strang, 82, formerly of rural White Hall, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Barton Stone Nursing Home in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Airsman-Hires F. H., White Hall, with visitation...


 


 

Elizabeth Eleanor "Betty" Strang*

Elizabeth Eleanor "Betty" Strang, 82, of Jacksonville, and formerly of rural White Hall, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Barton W. Stone Nursing Home in Jacksonville. She was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Clinton D. and Ruth H. Chapman Bouker. She married Charles Kent Strang on July 15, 1951, in White Hall, and he preceded her in death May 20, 1978. Surviving are three sons, Mark (wife, Arlana) Strang of White Hall, Roger (wife, Janet) Strang of Virginia and Norman (wife, Barb) Strang of Winchester. There are nine grandchildren, Margaret "Maggie" Strang, Kent (Whitney) Strang, Kristie Warcup, Kathy (Gabe) Bell, Sherry (Derrick) Pine, Kevin (Becca) Strang, Wayne Strang, Emily Strang, Megan Strang and Danette Strang; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Carol Sharrard of Troy. Betty graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Chicago. She received degrees in art and interior decorating from MacMurray College and Washington University. She raised three sons on the family farm east of White Hall with her husband, Kent. She worked as an interior decorator for Marshall Fields in Chicago, taught in several school districts and retired from the State of Illinois having worked in the Archives Department. She was a 50-year member and past president of PEO, having been a member in White Hall and later in Springfield. Along with her family, Betty attended the White Hall Presbyterian Church. In her past time, she enjoyed painting, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at Jones Cemetery, east of White Hall. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Jones Cemetery or to Barton W. Stone Nursing Home Activities Fund. Condolences may be left online at www.airsman-hires.com., Elizabeth Eleanor "Betty" Strang, 82, of Jacksonville, and formerly of rural White Hall, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Barton W. Stone Nursing Home in Jacksonville., She was born Nov. 1, 1928, in Chicago, the daughter of Clinton D. and Ruth H. Chapman Bouker. She married Charles Kent Strang on July 15, 1951, in White Hall, and he preceded her in death May 20, 1978., Surviving are three sons, Mark (wife, Arlana) Strang of White Hall, Roger (wife, Janet) Strang of Virginia and Norman (wife, Barb) Strang of Winchester. There are nine grandchildren, Margaret "Maggie" Strang, Kent (Whitney) Strang, Kristie Warcup, Kathy (Gabe) Bell, Sherry (Derrick) Pine, Kevin (Becca) Strang, Wayne Strang, Emily Strang, Megan Strang and Danette Strang; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Carol Sharrard of Troy., Betty graduated valedictorian of her high school class in Chicago. She received degrees in art and interior decorating from MacMurray College and Washington University. She raised three sons on the family farm east of White Hall with her husband, Kent. She worked as an interior decorator for Marshall Fields in Chicago, taught in several school districts and retired from the State of Illinois having worked in the Archives Department. She was a 50-year member and past president of PEO, having been a member in White Hall and later in Springfield. Along with her family, Betty attended the White Hall Presbyterian Church. In her past time, she enjoyed painting, cooking, traveling and spending time with her family., Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday at Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in White Hall, with burial at Jones Cemetery, east of White Hall. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Jones Cemetery or to Barton W. Stone Nursing Home Activities Fund. Condolences may be left online at


 


 

Elizabeth Welke

Welke, Elizabeth N. Welke Elizabeth N. "Betty" Welke, nee Gergits, 97. Beloved wife of the late Fred C. Welke, Sr. Devoted mother of Fred C., Jr. (Agnesanne) and Charles (Janet). Proud grandmother of Cheryl (Gary) O'Toole, Charles, Jr. (Evelyn) Welke, Rose (Jeff) Beebe, James, Beth and John Welke and the late Fred G. Great grandmother of 8. Funeral Friday 10:30 a.m. from Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd Street, Oak Lawn to St. Linus Church Mass 11:15 a.m. Interment St. Mary Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Info, 708-636-1193 or


 


 

Ella Morrison

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Erma Borchers

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Erma Mae Liddle Borchers, 84, passed away at 2:02 p.m. Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.


 


 

Erma Isabelle Burton

She was born Dec. 6, 1913, in Quincy, a daughter of Ivan and Elizabeth Perkins Franklin. She married Raymond F. White, and he preceded her in death. She married the Rev. Waldo M. Burton on Jan. 9, 1954, and he died on Jan. 3, 1985. Later, she married Leon Meleney, and he died on Aug. 4, 2008., She was a 1932 graduate of Maplewood High School in Camp Point. She worked for Likes Jewelry Store and Block and Kuhl in Quincy. She was self-employed as a dog groomer for many years and raised poodles., Erma was a member of First Southern Baptist Church., Survivors include two grandchildren, Leonard Schnellbecker of Fowler, and Deb (Dick) Lawson of West Point; a great-granddaughter, Heather Crouch of Quincy; a great-great-grandson, Marcus Gilbert of Quincy; a son-in-law, James Schnellbecker of Fowler; a stepdaughter, Shirley Baker of Mount Sterling; and numerous stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren., She was also preceded in death by her son, James Ray White; her daughter, Norrita Schnellbecker; a brother, William Franklin; and a sister, Charlotte Grussemeyer., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Rains conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery., VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home., MEMORIALS: First Southern Baptist Church., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, Quincy.


 


 

Eugene Carroll

EUGENE THOMAS CARROLL, 81 GENOA - Eugene Thomas Carroll, 81, of Genoa died Friday, May 27, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. Born Dec. 26, 1929, in Vienna, S.D., to John and Lillian (Knadle) Carroll. Married Elaine Griswold on Aug. 22, 1953. Gene was a veteran of the, . He worked at Automatic Electric (formerly Leich Electric) in Genoa for 32 years and at Hines Lumber in Kirkland for more than 10 years. Survived by wife, Elaine; son, Jeff of Morrison; daughters, Rhonda (Jim) Johnson and Lisa Carroll, all of Genoa; granddaughters, Stefanie (Greg) Sullivan of Sycamore and Kelsey (Jake) Morgan of Mount Morris; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Jayci and Tyler; brothers, Laurin (Rosemary), Russell (Bernadette), Douglas (Ellen) and Harvey (Sharon); sisters-in-law, Glennis Carroll, Ruby Griswold and Peggy Griswold; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Jack (Fern) Carroll and David Carroll. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Faith United Methodist Church, 325 S. Stott St., Genoa, with the Rev. Dr. Daniel Diss officiating. Burial in Genoa Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Slater-Butala Funeral Home of Genoa, and from 10 a.m. Friday to time of service at the church. Memorials can be made for Eugene Carroll in care of the local family-owned and -operated Slater-Butala Funeral Home, 132 W. Main St., Genoa, IL 60135. For information, Butala, or 815-784-5191.


 


 

Eugene Dollins

ZEIGLER -- Eugene Sylvester "Gene" Dollins, 64, of Grove City, Ohio, formerly of Zeigler, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, in Mount Carmel Hospital in Columbus, Ohio., Gene was born Nov. 14, 1946, in East St. Louis to Gerel and Opal V. (Silkwood) Dollins., He married Peggy Ann Behm on July 14, 1983, in Zeigler. She preceded him in death Oct. 6, 2001., He is survived by a daughter, Lori (Dustin) Dollins-Langen and her children, Cali and Cameron Crosby and a great-grandson, Cameron Lee Crosby Jr., all of Decatur; a daughter, Gina (Cory Wals) Dollins and her children, Cody and Kelci Wal, all of Springfield, Ohio; a daughter, Kristi Barka of Columbus, Ohio; three sons, Drew (Jennifer) Barka of the U.S. Navy and his children, Ashley and Justin Barka; Joseph (Tiffany) Dollins of Grove City, Ohio; and Johnny Dollins of the U.S. Navy; four brothers, Ted (Deidre) Dollins of Mulkeytown, Gary (Cathy) Dollins of Royalton, Mike (Sandy) Dollins of Columbia and Bob (Ellen) Dollins of Yucaipa; four sisters, Betty (David) Freeman, Joyce Dollins and Linda Dollins, all of Zeigler, and Verna Mae (Don) Jarvis of Mulkeytown and several nieces and nephews., His parents, and two brothers, Joe and Bill Dollins, also preceded him in death., Gene was a devoted husband, father and friend. He enjoyed driving for Yellow Freight, from which he retired in 2007. His favorite pastimes included cheering his kids on at their sporting events, fishing, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending quality time with family and friends. Gene was also a proud veteran of the Vietnam War who served in the U.S. Marine Corps., Services for Mr. Dollins will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Vantrease Funeral Home in Zeigler. Burial with military graveside rites courtesy of Zeigler and Orient American Legions, West Frankfort VFW and Marion National Guard Flag Detail will be in Zeigler Cemetery. Visiting hours will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at the funeral home., In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Dollins are suggested to Disabled American Veterans, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home., For more information or to sign the online register book, visit


 


 

Evangeline Beltran

Beltran, Evangeline Evangeline Beltran, 72, nee Ruiz. Beloved wife of Francisco. Loving mother of Lilly (Karl) Tuller, Rose Coyne, Laura (Neil) Prodoehl and Frank Beltran. Loving grandmother of James and John Coyne and Ryan Prodoehl. She is also survived by two sisters, six brothers and many nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. Family and Friends to meet Saturday for an 11:15 a.m. Mass at St. Andrew Church, 3546 N Paulina St., Chicago. Interment All Saints Cemetery. Funeral Info., 708-456-8300 or


 


 

Evelyn Carroll

NASHVILLE -- Evelyn Renee Carroll, departed this life after a motorcycle accident at 2:45 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, west of Plum Hill. She had attained the age of 44 years, three months and 28 days., Mrs. Carroll was born Feb. 1, 1967, in Houston, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Barnett) Garner., She was united in marriage to Charles Carroll on Feb. 28, 2009, in Nashville, and he survives her passing., Renee worked at LinCare Inc., in Murphysboro for five years as a senior customer service representative and she was a member of Boozettes Club., Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Charles "Chaz" Carroll of Nashville; his father, Carl Garner of Texas; two sons, Cameron and Corey Hofmann of Centralia; three stepsons, Dallas Hofmann of Indiana, Joshua Carroll of Nashville and Spencer Carroll of Florida; a stepdaughter, Taylor Carroll of Nashville; two brothers, Glen Garner and Roland Garner, both of Texas; two sisters, April Garner and Paula Cooper both of Texas; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends., She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Paul Garner., Per the wishes of Renee and her family, cremation was performed and a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, in Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville with the Rev. Scott Sharp officiating. Friends may call at Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday., Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the charity of the donor's choice and will be accepted by Campagna Funeral Home., For online expressions of sympathy, visit


 


 

Evelyn Hanneken

MOUNT ZION - Evelyn Hanneken, 81, Mount Zion, died Monday (May 30, 2011). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Friday, Mount Zion Township Cemetery. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mount Zion. Memorials: St. Mary's Hospital Foundation or Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Send condolences:


 


 

FLOROS, GEORGE CHRIST

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

George Christ Floros, of North Riverside, 90 years old, WWII Army Veteran. Beloved husband of Mary, nee Chronakos; loving father of Christ (Lorri) and .....


 


 

FREEDENBERG, LAWRENCE E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lawrence E. Freedenberg, 80, of Naples, FL, passed away on May 27, 2011. He was born on July 25, 1930, in Chicago, IL, to Henry ..... 


 


 

FRIES, DONALD E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Donald Eugene Fries, 87, of Glen Ellyn and Chicago, passed away peacefully at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. A Veteran of World War II, Don died .....


 


 

Ferdinand Czachor

Czachor, Ferdinand E. Ferdinand E. "Fritz" Czachor, of The LaGrange Highlands.


 


 

Frances Robbers

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:57 PM 

Frances A. Robbers, 84, died at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Stearns Nursing and Rehabilitation in Granite City. Visitation: 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass Friday, June 3, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Granite City....


 


 

Frank Costello

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:00 AM 

Frank C. Costello, 78, of rural Roodhouse, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Boyd Memorial Hospital in Carrollton. He was born Nov. 1, 1932, in Patterson, the son of Louis and Flossie Camerer Costello. He married Donna Joan Hodapp Aug. 13, 1955, at the...


 


 

Frank Gurda

Gurda, Frank B. Frank B. Gurda, age 85, passed away at home Wednesday June 1, 2011 after a long illness. Husband of Mary Alice Gurda nee Hinchion; father of Mark (Carol) Gurda; grandfather of Grace Gurda; brother of Stanley (Doris) Gurda; uncle of numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation Friday 10:00 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. at SS. Faith, Hope & Charity Church 191 Linden St., Winnetka. Interment Sacred Heart Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2050 Claire Ct., Glenview, IL 60026 or Misericordia, 6300 Ridge Ave., Chicago, IL 60660. Funeral Info (847) 675-1990 or


 


 

Frank Shanklin

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GRAZIANO, SALVADOR P.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Salvador P. "Sam" Graziano, 82 years old, of Elmwood Park, IL died Tuesday, May 24, 2011, in Melrose Park, IL. He was born Sunday, Feb. .....


 


 

GRECO, DOROTHY N.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Dorothy N. Greco, nee Nage , age 89, of Niles. Beloved wife of the late Paul D.; loving mother of Paula (John) Maloney and Sue .....


 


 

GROVE, ARTHUR SCOTT

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM

Arthur Scott Grove, age 90, a longtime resident of Wheaton, died Friday, May 27 at Windsor Park Manor in Carol Stream, IL with the ..... 


 


 

GURDA, FRANK B.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frank B. Gurda, age 85, passed away at home Wednesday, June 1, 2011 after a long illness . Husband of Mary Alice Gurda, nee ..... 


 


 

Genevieve Logan

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:59 PM 

Genevieve L. Logan, 63, of Medora, died at 11:19 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital Emergency Room. She was born in Alton Aug 9, 1947, the daughter of Harry D. and Florence M. (Allen) Spangler. She married David E. Logan Feb....


 


 

George Leroy Sims

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- George Leroy Sims, 86, of Hannibal, died May 30, 2011, in the Willow Care Center, Hannibal. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Riverview Nazarene Church, Hannibal. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Frankford. The James O'Donnell Funeral Home, Hannibal, is handling arrangements.


 


 

Georgianna Rabe

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Gerhard Clair

GERHARD 'GERRY' A. CLAIR, 88 WATERTOWN, Wis. - Gerhard "Gerry" A. Clair, 88, of Watertown, formerly of Menomonee Falls, died Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011, at Marquardt Manor, with his daughter and family by his side. Gerhard married Georgene Baudry on Sept. 3, 1955, in Rockford, Ill. They lived in Rockford from 1955 to 1969. He was employed by Sundstrand/Falk in Rockford and also later in Milwaukee, retiring in the late 1980s. Survivors include wife, Georgene of Watertown; daughter, Betty (David) Kriege of Johnson Creek; granddaughters, Kimberly (fiance, Sean Miller) Kriege of Madison and Emily Kriege of Johnson Creek; sister, Eunice Johnson; brother-in-law, Lee Johnson; and niece, Jackie Johnson, all of Waukesha; nephew, Terry Johnson of North Dakota; and other relatives and friends. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, Lake Mills, with the Rev. Neil Partington officiating. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Claussen Funeral Home, Lake Mills, and from 10 a.m. Friday to time of service at the church. If desired, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association. Condolences at claussenfuneralhome .com.


 


 

Gertrude VanHooser

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:03 AM 

Gertrude L. VanHooser, 95, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Eden Village Care Center. No visitation. A service to celebrate her life will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Eden United Church of Christ. Reception in the fellowship hall at... 


 


 

Gloria Piper

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:12 AM 

Gloria Jean Piper, 63, died at 9:45 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at her residence. She was born in Alton on April 28, 1948, the daughter of Goah Thomas "Bud" and Addie Mae (Barnes) Sauls. On Feb. 12, 1972, in Cottage Hills, she married John L. Piper...


 


 

Gordon Huber

GORDON L. HUBER, 77 JANESVILLE, Wis. - Gordon L. Huber, 77, of Janesville passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center, Janesville. Born Oct. 6, 1933, in Belvidere, Ill., the son of Darwin and Kathryn (Letts) Huber. Graduate of Belvidere High School. From 1951 to 1957, he served in the U.S. Naval Seabees USNR and was stationed in Cuba and North Africa with mobile construction battalions. Married Miriam McLay on Sept. 6, 1959. Gordon worked most of his adult life as an electrician for the past 25 years operating his own electrical contracting business in the Janesville area until retiring in January 1996. Gordon was a former member of the Belvidere Jaycees. Charter life member of the American Motorcyclist Association, charter member of the American Gold Wing Association, where he served as national vice president for two years and as a member of the board of directors for 10 years. Member of the Retread Motorcycle Association for 23 years and the Chicago Replica Association since 1986. Member of Rock Prairie United Presbyterian Church, where he served on the board of trustees and enjoyed being with the Men's Breakfast group. He formed and served as scout master of Troop 413 at the church. Served as scout committee member for Scout Troop 540 at Faith Lutheran Church in Janesville. Gordon was a fan of British sports cars. At the time he met his future wife, he owned an MG TD. Later he built a replica of this MG TD and he and Miriam traveled in all of the 48 continental states and three provinces of Canada in this car. He was a longtime rider of touring motorcycles and toured many of the states with old high school friends and their wives. Gordon enjoyed spending winters in Arizona with Miriam, where he was active in silversmith work as a hobby. Surviving are wife, Miriam Huber; sons, Scott (Theresa) of Janesville, Robert of South Elgin, Ill., and Greg of Wisconsin Dells; grandchildren, Korinne, Kailey, Kloey, Kassidy, Kamryn, Alison, Adam and Zac; brothers, Roger (Helen) of Belvidere, and Phillip of Cookeville, Tenn. Predeceased by his parents. Memorial service at noon Sunday, June 5, at Rock Prairie United Presbyterian Church, 8605 County Road A East, with Pastor Jamie Swanson officiating. Military rites conducted by Kienow-Hilt, Post 1621. Visitation from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Henke-Clarson Funeral Home, 1010 N. Wright Road, Janesville. A memorial fund will be established at a later date. Assisting the family is Henke-Clarson Funeral Home,


 


 

HABERKAMP, ALAN M.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Alan M. Haberkamp, 38, of Hanover Park and formerly of Schiller Park and Long Grove, at rest May 31, 2011. Beloved husband of Melissa ,nee .....


 


 

HARSHBARGER, HELEN MARY SHIFFMAN

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Helen Mary Shiffman Harshbarger, born March 18, 1916 in Fort Wayne, IN, passed away peacefully on May 30, 2011 surrounded by her family and .....


 


 

HAUSEN, CONSTANCE L.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Constance L. "Connie" Hausen; beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Victoria (Dennis) Kelly, Robert, Patricia of St. Petersburg, FL and Lawrence (Christine) ..... 


 


 

HOFFMANN, EDITH C.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Edith C. Hoffmann, nee Carlson , 89 formerly of Maywood, beloved mother of Diane (Pat) Gannon, Ron and Bruce Hoffmann; loving grandmother of Kerry (Rocky) ..... 


 


 

Harold Joseph Geltz

WILLOW HILL - Harold Joseph Geltz, 78, Willow Hill, died Wednesday (June 1, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Blake-Buchanan Funeral Home, Newton. 


 


 

Harold W. Mathes

DECATUR - Harold W. Mathes, 69, Collinsville, formerly of Decatur, retired convenient food mart supervisor, died Tuesday (May 31, 2011). Private memorial services: at a later date. Arrangements by: Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville. Memorials: Faith In Action. Send condolences:


 


 

Harry Kiel

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:59 PM 

Harry J. Kiel, 93, died at 9:36 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Jersey Community Hospital, Jerseyville. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Hanks-Gress Funeral Home in Hardin. Funeral services: 10 a.m. Mass Tuesday, June 7, at St. Norbert's...


 


 

Helen Cook

MCCLURE -- Helen V. Cook, 84, of Batesville, Ark., formerly of McClure, died Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home., She was born Friday, Aug. 6, 1926, in Walnut Ridge, Ark., to Roy and Mattie Barnett Davidson., She and Burthel D. Cook were married Nov. 10, 1941, in Marked Tree, Ark. He died April 2, 2001., Helen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother., She was of Pentecostal faith., Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Kenneth Cook of Cape Girardeau, the Rev. Doyle Cook of Cleveland, Tenn.; three daughters, the Rev. Annette Thomas of Concord, Ark., Marsha Richardson of Charlotte, Ark., and Sherry Thomas of Jonesboro; 12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren., She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers and four sisters., Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau with the the Rev. Kenneth Cook officiating. Burial will be at Cape County Memorial Park. Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home., Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Helen Hampton

BENTON -- Helen (Vaughn) Hampton, 96, died May 31, 2011, at home., Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Hobbs-Johnson Funeral Home in Benton. Burial will be in Liberty-Ridlen Cemetery in Ewing. Visi-tation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home., Memorial contributions may be made to Whittington Church.


 


 

Helen S. "Jody" Dieterich

Helen Stephanie "Jody" Dieterich, 70, a Quincy native, died May 31, 2011, in the Alzheimer's Hospice Unit of Golden Living Center-Stroud, East Stroudsburg, Pa., where she had been a patient since January 2007. The William H. Clark Funeral Home, Stroudsburg, Pa., is handling arrangements.


 


 

Herbert F. Gillispie

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Herbert Gillispie

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

DWIGHT — Herbert F. Gillispie, 81, Grand Junction, Colo., and formerly of Dwight, passed away May 23, 2011, in Grand Junction.


 


 

Howard Crice

JONESBORO -- Howard Junior Crice, 83, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Jonesboro Health Care Center., Mr. Crice was of Pentecostal faith., He was a retired operating engineer from Anna Quarries Inc., where he operated a loader for many years. He was known by the truck drivers as "June Bug.", Mr. Crice was born April 14, 1928, in Belknap, the son of Howard and Christine Burns Crice., He is survived by three daughters, Lavera and husband, Larry Carter, of Anna, Lois and husband, Allen Pollard, of Anna, Luci and hus-band, Bill Carter, of Jonesboro; one sister, Leila Canada of Belknap; six grandchildren, Shelly and husband, Randy Miller, Kelly and husband, Eric Glodizen, Jennifer Carter, Jerri and husband, Jose Tehandon, Becky Carter, Geremy Pollard and a special friend, Patricia Clark., He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Mae Altenberger Crice; and also by parents, Howard and Christine Burns Crice and one sister, Lois Crice., Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Anderson Cemetery in Boaz with the Rev. Billy Freeman officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3 at Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak., Arrangements have been entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home in Karnak.


 


 

Howard Derossett

MURPHYSBORO -- Howard "Boop" Derossett, 79, died at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home in Murphysboro., Howard was born March 23, 1932, at Murphysboro, the son of Josh Derossett and Ida (Bitner) Derossett., Howard married Anna Mae Downen on Oct. 15, 1955, in Cora Presbyterian Church., He was a retired partner from J.T. Blankinship in Murphysboro., Howard was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict., He was a member and a former elder of First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro., He was a member of Paul Stout American Legion Post 127 in Murphysboro; Murphysboro Elks and a former police and fire commissioner in Murphysboro., Howard is survived his wife, Anna Mae Derossett of Murphysboro; daughter, Anne (Allen) Crosby of Memphis, Tenn.; granddaughter, Molly Kate Crosby; two sisters, Violet "Toots" Glodo of Murphysboro and Sally Zimmer of Carbondale and several nieces and nephews., Howard was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and three brothers., Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, in First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro with the Rev. Charles Walden officiating. Burial will be in Ava Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 10 Thursday, both at the church., Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church in Murphysboro., Arrangements are under auspices of Wilson's Funeral Home in Ava., To sign the guestbook online, visit


 


 

Irene C. Storm

SHELBYVILLE - Irene C. Storm, 96, Shelbyville, died Wednesday (June 1, 2011). Arrangements incomplete: Lovins-Lockart Funeral Home, Windsor. 


 


 

Irene F. Boron

CARY – Irene F. Boron, 83, beloved wife of the late Victor R. "Vic The Barber" Boron for 50 years, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois in Barrington., Born Oct. 4, 1927, she grew up in Chicago, until she met her husband in Wisconsin during her high school summer vacations. They married in 1946, moving to Cary in 1954, where she was a housewife and loving mother. In later years, she worked and retired from the Harris Bank. She and Victor worked side by side on Cary's Main Street for many, many years. Those who worked with her will miss her giggles and her tears., In the years after retirement, she took pleasure in her family and her flowers. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her, along with her sparkling eyes and contagious laughter., She is survived by three children, Gloria Boron (Michael) Hood of Elgin, Donald (Cindy) Boron of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Michael Boron of Cary; four grandchildren, Jennifer Hood Gillie, Heather Hood Hargreaves, Nicole Boron Voiles and Joseph Boron; and six great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Addison Gillie, Elliiott Hargreaves, Hunter, and Jayden and Kiptyn Voiles; and a number of nieces and nephews., She was preceded in death by her mother, Josephine Saglowska; her father, John Sokniakiewicz; and a brother, Air Force Col. George F. Soniak and spouse., The visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 3, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Kahle-Moore Funeral Home, 403 Silver Lake Road, Cary. Burial will be private., For information, call the funeral home at 847-639-3817 or visit


 


 

JACOBSON, MOLLIE

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mollie Jacobson, nee Zlotnik , age 96, devoted and beloved wife of the late Joe; most loving mother of Leila (Roger) Schwartz, Elaine (Dr. ..... 


 


 

JANDA, VELMA S.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Velma "Val" S. Janda, resident of Lake Forest for 39 years, passed away May 29, 2011 at Lake Forest Hospital. Wife of the late Frank ..... 


 


 

JANET G. MATSON

Janet Eloise Gould Matson, of Morgan, Vt., died peacefully at home May 29, 2011, after a lengthy illness., Janet lived most of her youth in Sycamore, Ill., and moved to Holly Springs, Miss., with her parents and her brother in the early '60s. Janet met Stephen William in 1970 and they married the next year. They were married for nearly 40 years and had an extremely interesting and enjoyable life living in Michigan, California, England, Massachusetts and finally, northern Vermont., She shared her gifts extensively, starring in musical productions at the University of Mississippi, creating art in many mediums, including sculpture, drawing and painting. She designed and built a house for her family, and most recently, she completed a book dealing with getting the most out of life. She always created a warm and loving home through design and her love and nurturing of her boys. Janet was an incredibly talented and loving wife, mother and grandmother., She leaves her husband, Steve; sons, Christian, Thor and Chandler William; daughter-in-law, Anna Colavito Matson; and grandchildren, Lydia Swan Matson and Garnet Ace Matson., She was preceded in death by her mother, Eleanor Johnson Gould; father, Archie Lincoln Gould; brother, David Lincoln Gould; and an infant sister, Jacqueline Gould., Memorial services will be held at a later date in Morgan, Vt., and Hingham, Mass. In lieu of flowers, gifts can be made to the AstraZeneca, in Jamaica Plain, Mass., and the Circle of Friends in Morgan, Vt.


 


 

JOHNSON, ELLEN L.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ellen L. Johnson, nee Regan , beloved wife of 42 years to John; loving mother of Joel (Catherine) Johnson, Tina (Mark) Bousman, Mark (Catherine) Johnson, .....


 


 

JOLLY, RONNEL E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ronnel E. Jolly, nee Goldfedder . Beloved daughter of the late Bertha and Sidney Goldfedder; loving sister of Barry (Valerie) Goldfedder; dear aunt of .....


 


 

Jack Charles Sanders Sr.

CHAMPAIGN – Jack Charles Sanders Sr., of Champaign, formerly of Chicago and Crystal Lake, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana., He was born March 6, 1926., He was a, veteran of, . He was an avid bridge player and enjoyed spending time with his family., Surviving are five children, Jack Sanders Jr. of Chicago, Linda Sanders of Savoy, Jim Sanders of Champaign, Lorna Aikins of Warrenville, and Kathleen Sanders of Champaign., A memorial reception will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, in the community room at Winfield Village, 425 Paddock Drive, Savoy., Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of choice., Morgan Memorial Home, 1304 Regency Drive, West Savoy is in charge of arrangements., For information, call the funeral home at 217-356-5858.


 


 

Jackie Lyerla

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 11:58 PM 

Jackie W. Lyerla, 75, of Mulberry, Ark., died at 11:54 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Born in Creal Springs, Ill., Oct. 5, 1935, he was the son of Reul A. and Maribel (Chamness) Lyerla. He married Mary Catherine (Cavney)...


 


 

James Adcock

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James Brown

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

CHAMPAIGN – James Brown, 57, of Champaign died Wednesday (June 1, 2011) in Champaign. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Williams Memorial Services Ltd., 1203 N. Market St., Champaign. read more 


 


 

James Krenz

Krenz, James R. James R. Krenz, 57 of Carpentersville passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, Barrington. He was born February 3, 1954 in Elgin the son of Raymond and Marjorie Holze Krenz. He was a graduate of Elgin High School. He had been a resident of the Elgin, Hampshire and Carpentersville area all of his life and owned and operated Amy Plumbing Heating & Cooling until 2009. He was a founding member of the Carpentersville, . Surviving are his wife, Patricia D'Argo Krenz whom he married on February 10, 1996, 4 children, Jennifer (Ae) Phimmachack of Belvidere, Elizabeth (Jeff) Edwards of Palatine, John (Vanessa) Krenz of Carpentersville, Regina Krenz of Carpentersville, 5 grandchildren, Jade, Kaia, Ella, Delilah and Henry, 3 brothers, Rick (Patti) Krenz of Elgin, Scott Krenz of Beaver Dam, WI and Brooklyn Robert (Jan) Krenz of Brooklyn, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 P.M., Friday, June 3, 2011 at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin. Burial will be private. Visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 P.M. until the time of services in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Christian Church Christ Redeemer 641 Columbia Ave., Elgin IL. 60120., or 847-741-8800.


 


 

James Mulcahey

JAMES FRANCIS MULCAHEY, 74 CITRUS SPRINGS, Fla. -James Francis Mulcahey passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011, in Citrus Springs. Born Sept. 22, 1936, in Rockford, Ill., to Paul and Frances (Drew) Mulcahey. Jim worked for Hydro-Line Mfg., in Rockford and Reno, Nev., respectively for 23 years. He moved to California and worked as head of maintenance at Monterey Bay Country Club, before retiring to Citrus Springs. Jim loved people and life and lived it to the fullest. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards (and winning)! His great sense of humor was unparalleled and appreciated by all. He will be extremely missed by his wife of 26 years, Vicki; the mother of his children, Judy Mulcahey; son, Gregory; daughters, Patricia (Danny) Boyd, Laurie (Kenneth) Goettsch, Elizabeth Higgins and Susan (Mark) Bileto, all of Rockford; stepchildren, Lance (Cindy), Alan (Roberta), Lauri Jean (Mike) and Kim; brothers, Michael of Florida, Thomas of California and Donald of Maryland; sister, Patricia Mulcahey of Wisconsin; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; and brother, Jack. Celebration of his life from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Northwest Community Center. 1325 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford. Arrangements by Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness.


 


 

James R. Krenz

CARPENTERSVILLE – James R. Krenz, 57, of Carpentersville, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois., He was born Feb. 3, 1954, in Elgin, to Raymond and Marjorie Holze Krenz., He was a graduate of Elgin High School. He had been a resident of the Elgin, Hampshire and Carpentersville areas all his life, and he owned and operated Amy Plumbing Heating & Cooling until 2009., He was a founding member of the Carpentersville, Surviving are his wife, Patricia D'Argo Krenz, whom he married Feb. 10, 1996; four children, Jennifer (Ae) Phimmachack of Belvidere, Elizabeth (Jeff) Edwards of Palatine, John (Vanessa) Krenz of Carpentersville and Regina Krenz of Carpentersville; five grandchildren, Jade, Kaia, Ella, Delilah and Henry; and three brothers, Rick (Patti) Krenz of Elgin, Scott Krenz of Beaver Dam, Wis., and Robert (Jan) Krenz of Brooklyn, Wis., He was preceded in death by his parents., The visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday, June 3, until the funeral at 7 p.m. at Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., Elgin. Burial will be private., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christian Church Christ Redeemer, 641 Columbia Ave., Elgin, IL 60120., For information, call the funeral home at 847-741-8800 or visit


 


 

James Smith

GRAND TOWER -- James L. "Smitty" Smith, 73, passed away at 12:50 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbon-dale., Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in Pettett Funeral Home with the Revs. Peggy Camp and Stephanie Voss officiating. Burial will be in Walker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to, James was born Sept. 27, 1937, in Sand Ridge to Lester Smith and Reba (Jones) Smith., Mr. Smith worked as a heavy equipment operator at Crab Orchard Wild Life Refuge from 1951 to 1993. He was a member of NRA and Ducks Unlimited. He loved to go fishing, hunting and exploring Oakwood Bottoms., James married Ruth A. Wills on June 1, 1958, in Grand Tower. They were married 53 years the day he passed away and she survives of Grand Tower., Other survivors include two sons, Gordon W. Smith and his fiancée, Debbie Boucher, of Gorham, and Guy L. Smith and his wife, Judy Smith, of Hastings, Neb.; four grandchildren, Christina Morris and her husband, Richard Morris, Wayne Goetz and his wife, Jessica Goetz, Brandon Smith and Gary Lee Boucher, and his wife, Heather Boucher; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Janet Pickering of Murphysboro and Ruth Ellet of Gorham; and many special nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Alma Jean Johnson.


 


 

James Stouffer

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

MAHOMET – James Craig "Doctor Micro" Stouffer of Mahomet died at 8:22 a.m. May 23, 2011, at Athens Regional Health Center after a heart attack on May 21 while visiting his son, Brian, in Athens, Ga. read more 


 


 

James Walsh

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Jenny Fritz

JENNY LYNN FRITZ, 33 ROCKFORD - Jenny Lynn Fritz, 33, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born Oct. 29, 1977 to William and Holly (Beardsley) Fritz in Rockford. Jenny worked as a CNA at a nursing home. Jenny was a good-hearted, loving mother. Survived by father, William Fritz; mother, Holly (Willie) Jones; sons, Joshua and Dakota; daughters, Alisha and Makayla; brother, Michael (Jenny Mengedoht) Fritz; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Service at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, 4311 N. Mulford Road, with visitation from noon to time of service. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Express condolences and share memories online at


 


 

Jerome C. Ortman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:52 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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Jerome Ortman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — Jerome Clair Ortman, 73, Franklin, Tenn., died May 19, 2011, at Franklin.


 


 

Jesus Garcia

JESUS R. GARCIA, 24 ROCKFORD - Jesus R. Garcia, 24, of Rockford died Sunday, May 29, 2011, from injuries in an auto accident. Born July 21, 1986, in Belvidere. Survived by his mother, Donna Garcia of Belvidere; father, Angel Raul Garcia of Oceanside, Calif.; sister, Starla Holland of Harvard; and grandmother, Leonila Benetiz of Tonatico, Mexico. Predeceased by maternal grandparents, Woodrow Holland and Margaret Huffman; and paternal grandfather, Alfredo Garcia. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. To express condolences online, please visit


 


 

John C. Whittle

Whittle, John C. Passed away within the Hospice of the Valley in Phoenix, AZ on Thursday, April 14, 2011 surrounded by his children. Born June 11, 1938. He is survived by children Joleen (Dan) Farnesi of Homer Glen, Julie Dougherty of Lansing, John Whittle Jr. of Lansing and Jennifer Whittle of Florida. He is also survived by his partner of Phoenix, AZ Alice Forrester and mother of his children, Eileen (Quinlan) Whittle; brothers Bobby Dale Strauch of Phoenix, AZ and Gerald Strauch of Hebron, IN.; wonderful nephew Ron (Veronica) Whittle Jr., Connie Embry, Donna (Danny) Brozowski, Michael (Jodi) Whittle, Kathy Gibbons, Selly Strauch, Katie Strauch, grandfather to 12 and great uncle to many. John served in the Air Force from 1955 to 1959. He also made many friends in Phoenix and was always there to lend a helping hand, advice, a shoulder to cry on and anything else that someone asked or needed from him. He had a wonderful support group in Phoenix were he made many friends over the years. He loved to pan for gold out west and travel to Laughlin to gamble a little bit. He also loved his "roundup" trips. He will be greatly missed by the Phoenix group of friends, as well as family here back home in the Chicago area. He was nicknamed "Chicago John". Everyone knew him by that name. Memorial service to be held at a later date at his daughter's home in Homer Glen.


 


 

John Christopher Latimer

John was born on Feb. 3, 1974, in Quincy, Ill., a son of Robert and Debra Hinkle Latimer., John graduated from Knox County High School in 1992 and from Missouri Western State University in 2001, with a double business degree., He had worked at Double Tree and Hilton Hotels and was assistant manager for Bob Evans. He also managed his own retailing business and most recently was employed by SCIS Security., John was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity. He was also a member of Meadowview Baptist Church in Mesquite. He was fun-loving, and enjoyed spending time with his family, and playing with his children. He took interest in Civil War history and enjoyed researching his ancestry. John also enjoyed attending games for the Texas Rangers and Dallas Mavericks., On Dec. 27, 2006, John married Kathleen Arenas. She survives. To this union, they had three children, Christopher, Matthew and Mikayla., Survivors also include his parents, Robert and Debra Latimer of Newark; a brother, Rob Latimer of Jefferson City; a sister, Beth Clay of LaBelle; nephews, Anthony Monroe, LeTre` Clay and Cameron Clay; a niece, Rachel Latimer; in-laws, Ernie and Tess Arenas of Mesquite; and several aunts, uncles and cousins., John was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Wilbur and Martha Hinkle; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Dorothy Latimer; and two cousins., SERVICES: 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina. The Rev. Steve Brown of Mesquite will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Shiloh Cemetery north of Bethel., Musical selections will be "I Will Rise," "Glorious Day," "Our God Is Greater," "I Can Only Imagine," "This Little Light Of Mine" and "Your Love.", Casket bearers will be Curt Snow, Kevin Scott, Tom Parsons, Tim Parsons, Ricky Kurtz, Damion Epping and Danny Wiemelt. Honorary bearers will be Ralph Joseph Deunida, Jonathan Clarke, Brad Boruff, Paul Kurtz, Cory Kurtz, Mark Wiemelt, Anthony Monroe, LeTre` Clay, Cameron Clay and Rachel Latimer., VISITATION: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home., MEMORIALS: Children's Education Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO, 63537., ARRANGEMENTS: Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, Edina.


 


 

John W. LeBeau

John W. LeBeau, 74, of Ottawa, formerly of Mendota, died May 30, 2011, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.


 


 

Jose Blas

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

RANTOUL – Jose R. Blas, 78, of Rantoul died at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, on Sunday, May 29, 2011. read more 


 


 

Jose Morales

Morales, Jose "Joe" Jose "Joe" Morales, Loving husband of: Cecelia "Sally" (nee Espinoza), Cherished father of: Samantha A, Morales, Veronica (James) Horn, Melinda (Christopher) Sullivan and Chewy, Dearest Grandfather of: Emma Frances Horn, Beloved Brother of: Sergio (the late Ofelia), Irma (Daniel) Anderson, Esther (Richard) Foody, Vicente (Cindy), Ruben (Annette), Omero (Gloria), Ricardo (Rosana), Javier (Margie), Elsa (Hector) Ibarra, Ed and the late Hilda, Fond son of the late Vicente and the late Manuela Morales, Uncle of 34 nieces and nephews. Funeral Visitation, Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Mount Auburn Funeral Home, 4101 S. Oak Park Ave., Stickney, IL. 2pm 8pm. Funeral Services Friday, June 3, 2011, Mass of Resurrection 9:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 4300 Oak Park Avenue, Stickney, IL. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Park & Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois. Please celebrate Joe's Life and visit


 


 

Joseph Kochvar

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

RANTOUL – Joseph John Kochvar Sr., 93, of Rantoul died at 8:40 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Country Health Nursing Home, Gifford. read more 


 


 

Joseph Penkala

Penkala, Joseph S. Joseph S. Penkala, age 88, late of Hegewisch, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Loving father of Paul (Sandra) Penkala, Christine (Jim) Hlebek, Diana Penkala and Michael (Kathie) Penkala. Proud grandfather of 11 and great grandfather of 21. Dear uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by parents Albert and Anna Penkala; 1 granddaughter; siblings Walter, John, Edward, Frank, Julia, Mary and Joan. Joseph was an usher at St. Florian Church and a member of CAPS. He spent 17 years doing semi pro football activities and was a Commissioner of the Calumet Region Football League. Joseph retired from the Electro-Motive Division of


 


 

Josie King

HERRIN -- Josie Ava King, infant daughter of David E. and Heather J. King, passed away at 7:47 p.m., Monday, May 30, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Josie was born April 27, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale to David E. and Heather Jo (Rossin) King., She enjoyed being close to her mommy and daddy and being outside on the deck on warm sunshiny days., She loved listening to lullabies and sleeping in her swing. She brought much joy to those around her and will be deeply missed., Josie liked going to Lone Oak Baptist Church with her mom and dad and had perfect attendance., Survivors include mother and father, David and Heather King of Herrin; big sister, Madilyn Rose King; maternal grandfather, Bobby Rossin and wife, Ronna, of West Frankfort; maternal grandmother, Candance Hillyer of Auburndale, Fla.; maternal great-grandparents, Bob and Virginia Rossin of Herrin; maternal great-grandparent, Kathleen Moon of Mount Vernon; maternal great-grandparent, Roberta Owsley of Spillertown; paternal grandparents, John and Bonnie King of Mercer, Pa.; and several aunts and uncles, Shawn Rossin of Marion; Michael Findley and wife, Jennifer, of Freeman Spur, Danney Findley and wife, Stacy, of Pittsburg, Paul King and wife, Jennifer, of Girard, Pa., and Mary Elizabeth King of Cincinnati; cousins, Toby Rossin, Emberlyn Rossin, Brandon Findley, Ryan Findley, Brenda Findley, Isaiah Findley, Tristian Phillips, MaKayla King and Rebecca King., She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal great-grandparents., Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Lone Oak Baptist Church in Herrin with Pastor Jerry Schell officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Carterville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, in Lone Oak Baptist Church., Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is in charge of arrangements., Memorials donations are suggested to, or to the family and will be accepted at the church or Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home, 201 S. 13th St., Herrin, IL 62948., For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, visit


 


 

Judith Matisi

Matisi, Judith M. Judith M. Matisi nee Stone, age 85. Beloved wife of the late Vincent A. "Tony" Sr., loving mom of Vincent A. "Tony" Matisi, Jr., Danna M. (Charles) Wood, Hollis (Denise) Matise, Randall, James (Theresa) and Douglas D. Matisi. Huggingest grandma of 12 and great-grandma of 18. Visitation at the Schmaedeke Funeral Home, 10701 S. Harlem Ave., Worth, Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lying in state at St. John Lutheran Church, 47th St. and Brainard Ave., La Grange, IL. Saturday, June 4, 2011 from 10:00 am to time of service at 11:00 a.m. Interment Fairmount Willow Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials to Vitas Hospice, 8525 W. 183rd St., Tinley Park, IL. 60487 appreciated 708-448-6000


 


 

KELLER, PETER J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Peter J. Keller, loving son of the late Otto and Melva, nee Hart; dear brother of David (Leah); fond uncle of Maggie, Grace and .....


 


 

KENNETH EUGENE REINTS

Kenneth Eugene Reints, 67, died May 30, 2011, at Sharon Health Care, Peoria, his home for the past several years. Ken was born Jan. 1, 1944, in Rochelle, youngest in a family of four children and first baby of the year at Rochelle Hospital., He grew up on the family farm in the Creston/Esmond area, attending Creston Grade School. After the family moved to Sycamore, he graduated from Sycamore High School in 1962 and then attended the, Ken was a handsome high achiever as a young man, a top student in school and received many recognition honors for his work in 4-H and FFA, with projects including crop and livestock production, showmanship, marketing, truck gardening and leadership skills. He received the 1962 DeKalb County Outstanding Agriculture 4-H Member award, State Farmer Degree at the Illinois FFA convention in Chicago and was a delegate for Illinois to the National 4-H Club Congress in 1962. Ken also ran for the track team at Sycamore High School., After high school, he began studies at the University of Illinois with interest in veterinary medicine. While at the U of I, he was struck down in the prime of his youth by a debilitating disease. With help of family and medical experts, he struggled to defeat the disease, but eventually it took him out of the game for the remainder of his life and left him disabled and unable to pursue his goals., He is survived by two brothers, Philip Leo (Darlene) of Pinedale, Wyo., and Robert Earl Jr. (Delores) of Dysart, Iowa; one sister, Ruth Helen (Larry) Mayo of Bellevue, Wash.; and many nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Ethel (Finley) Reints; and a niece, Connie (Reints) Kahler., Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, with the funeral service immediately after at 11 a.m. at Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. Sixth St., Rochelle. Committal will be at Lindenwood Cemetery, followed by lunch and fellowship at Lindenwood Union Church., Memorial gifts to Lindenwood Cemetery can be directed to Unger-Horner Funeral Home.


 


 

KILLACKEY, DAVID JOHN

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

David John Killackey, age 18. Beloved son of Michael and Patricia Kelly Killackey; dear brother of Michael (Elizabeth), Ryan and Carolyn; fond grandson of John .....


 


 

KLIMKO, RAYMOND A.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Raymond A. Klimko, age 58. Loving son of Concetta and the late Raymond C.; beloved fiancé of Ann Frieri; dear brother to Maria (Jose) Castrejon, .....


 


 

Kathryn M. Coakley

INDIANAPOLIS - Kathryn M. Coakley, 98, Indianapolis, formerly of Galesburg, passed away peacefully at 7:15 p.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Samara Memory Home, Indianapolis., She was born March 28, 1913, in Knoxville, Ill., the daughter of Harry and Ida White Wolfe. She married Edwin D. Coakley on Aug. 7, 1943, in Morgan Field, Ky. She also was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband and her son, Gary L. Ross., She was a longtime member of Little Flower Catholic Church in Indianapolis. She worked at Gross Galesburg Co. in Galesburg and later retired from McQuary-Norris in Indianapolis., Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Rev. William Miller will officiate. Visitation will be 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Henderson Cemetery, Henderson, Ill. Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Kathy Smith

GRAND TOWER -- Kathy A. Smith, 56, passed away at 12:55 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Kathy is survived by two sons, Joshua Thomas Smith and fiancé, Angel Cripps, of Grand Tower and Jason N. Smith of Cobden; two brothers, Billy Roberson of Grand Tower and Robert Roberson of Dyersburg, Tenn.; one sister, Brenda Lowry of Camden, Tenn.; former husband, Tommy Smith of Cobden and best friend, Rita Roberson, of Grand Tower., She is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Philip and Ricky Roberson., Kathy graduated from Trend Beauty College and worked at Great Clips until her health no longer allowed her to work., Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, in Meredith Funeral Chapel in Grand Tower, with the Rev. Peggy Camp officiating. Internment will be in Walker Hill Cemetery following the service. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel., Memorials may be made to sons, Joshua or Jason Smith, and will be accepted by the funeral home.


 


 

Kurt W. Milliman

PRAIRIE GROVE – Kurt W. Milliman, 48, of Prairie Grove, died Sunday, May 29, 2011., He was born Jan. 31, 1963, in Park Ridge, to John and Lorraine (Stone) Milliman Sr., He was an avid Harley-Davidson enthusiast and often organized charity rides. He was an entrepreneur, starting many business, was an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance, was a former employee with the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, and was owner of the Dirty Hog Saloon in Island Lake., He was a true friend to thousands., He is survived by his mother, Lorraine Montalbano; his fiancée, Karen Pratscher; his children, Nicole (Dan Witczak) De Neve, Kassi De Neve and Joseph De Neve; his granddaughter, Kayla De Neve; a sister, Karyn (Dominick) Ross; a brother, Scott (Wendy) Milliman; his nieces and nephews, Bob, Jenny, Jessica, Jon, Scott Jr., Dominick Jr. and Tony; and many extended family members., He was preceded in death by his father, John Milliman Sr.; his stepfather, Philip Montalbano; and his brother, John Milliman Jr., Friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. The visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the funeral home. The Rev. Ronald R. Pratscher will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family., For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. For online condolences, visit


 


 

LASALLE, NORBERT J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Norbert J. "Frank" LaSalle, of Wilmette, IL, died May 26, born June 17, 1930 in Nashua, NH. Beloved husband of Patricia, nee Conway; loving father ..... 


 


 

LATOCHA, SOPHIE

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Sophie Latocha, nee Kapusciarz . Beloved wife of the late Leon Latocha; loving mother of Mary (John) Chlebek, Jane (the late Frank) Janowiak, Anna (Stanley) .....


 


 

LEONA L. TIETJEN

Leona L. Tietjen, 73, of Naperville, formerly of Freeport, died Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Alden Estates of Naperville. She was born Jan. 10, 1938, in Freeport, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Jacobs) Huber., Leona was a graduate of Freeport High School. She married Lester Tietjen on July 4, 1959, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Freeport; they were prior residents of Princeville, Richmond Calif., Deltona, Fla., and DeKalb. Leona was employed as a medical secretary and clinic office manager., She will be sadly missed by her husband, Lester; daughter, Lisa (William) Diggins of Crest Hill; son, Patrick (Rebecca) Tietjen of Naperville; grandsons, Will and Alex Diggins and Jacob and Benjamin Tietjen; brother, Roger Huber of Kirkland; two sisters, Phyllis Wahler of Richardson, Texas and Marcia (Don) Sorn of Monroe, Wis.; her husband's sisters, Mary Ann (Don) Merrill of Sterling and Helen (Charles) Franz of Freeport; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all loved her kind and gentle spirit., Funeral Mass for Mrs. Tietjen will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Saint Joseph Catholic Church, Freeport. The Rev. Timothy Barr, pastor will celebrate. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass at the church. Burial will be at Chapel Hill memorial Gardens, Freeport., In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Alzheimer's research. To sign the online guestbook, visit


 


 

LIND, HAROLD BERNHARDT

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Harold Bernhardt Lind, age 82, of Geneva, formerly of River Forest, IL. Beloved husband of the late Barbara T.; adored father of James Thomson ..... 


 


 

LINDEMAN, CHARLES E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Charles E. Lindeman, U.S. Army Air Force Veteran. Beloved husband of Rosemary, nee Downs; loving father of Richard C. Lindeman, Julie A. (the late ..... 


 


 

LIPSKY, LAWRENCE J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lawrence J. Lipsky, age 84, of Skokie, beloved husband for 58 years to the late Phyllis; cherished brother of Janet and the late Stanley .....


 


 

LOBIANCO, MARY

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM

Mary LoBianco, age 94, beloved sister of Joseph (Sarah) LoBianco and Teresa (the late Rocco) Bellavia; sister-in-law of Walter Nordine; loving aunt of many. Funeral ..... 


 


 

Larry "Shorty" Dawson

BETHANY - Larry "Shorty" Dawson, 70, of Bethany passed away 6:57 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, 2011 at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Bethany. Visitation will be held after 9:30 am Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery, Bethany. Arrangements were made by McMullin-Young Funeral Home, Bethany. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association, the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Bethany or in care of the family. Larry was born May 19, 1941 in Windsor, the son of Henry M and Vemil (Lowe) Dawson. He married Sheila Kay Kaufman March 1, 1991 in Decatur. He is a member of the Abundant Life Assembly of God Church, Bethany. He is survived by his wife Sheila; son, David Dawson of Effingham and brother, Gerald R. (Bea) Dawson of Decatur. He is preceded in death by his parents. Condolences may be offered to the family at, Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

LeRoy Lutz

LEROY R. 'LEE' LUTZ, 89 OREGON - LeRoy R. "Lee" Lutz, 89, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 26, 2011, at home, surrounded by his loving children. Born March 3, 1922, in Chicago to Arthur and Marie Lutz. Lee grew up on the South Side of Chicago and graduated from Knox College in Galesburg in 1947, where he played varsity football and baseball. It was while he was in college at Knox that Lee met the love of his life, Ruth Ann "Lucy" McNeil, to whom he was wed on Oct. 1, 1944, and with whom he shared more than 56 years of loving and supportive marriage, until Lucy's passing from ovarian cancer in 2001. Before graduating from Knox College, Lee served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in, , where he captained a B-24 bomber on 27 combat missions over Germany. After they graduated from Knox, Lee and Lucy settled in Oregon where their family grew to include three children, Jack, Claudia and Jim. Lee began his professional life as a high school math teacher at Oregon High School, where he also coached the track and football teams. Thereafter, Lee worked for Wood Brothers and then E.D. Etnyre, where he was international sales manager. His career at Etnyre gave Lee the opportunity to visit more than 60 countries around the world. Lee was accompanied by Lucy on many of these trips, which led to a lifelong interest in world affairs for both of them. After working at Etnyre, Lee became a partner in the Furst Brothers agricultural equipment importing company. Lee retained a lively intellect throughout his life, and he received an MBA from the University of Chicago at the age of 48. His intellectual curiosity and creative nature also led him to invent a number of agriculture-related products and to his forming a new company while in his 70s, Lutz Corp., which markets Lutz Palm Tree Spikes throughout the world. Lee was an active participant in civic affairs in Oregon throughout his life and served on the Oregon School Board; as an overseer of the Oregon Country Club, where he was a member since 1949; and as an officer of the Ogle County Pilots Association. Lee will be remembered by his many friends as a person who was always sincerely interested in their well-being and willing to help them in whatever way he could. He was a true and loyal friend to so many. His family will always remember Lee as a devoted husband, as a loving and supportive father and as an enthusiastic grandfather. He was a role model for many; a man who never complained, who believed in the essential goodness of people, who spoke directly and honestly, and who always and unfailingly tried to do the right thing for his family, his friends, his hometown and his country. Survived by children, Jack, Claudia (Neil) and Jim (Jill); and grandchildren, Susan, Danny, Alexander, Elizabeth, Jameson and Olivia. Memorial service at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19, in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 110 S. Seventh St., Oregon, with visitation from noon to time of service. Memorials to Ogle County Hospice would be appreciated. For more information, farrellholland


 


 

Leoan Stevens

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

SAYBROOK – Leoan Stevens, 89, of Saybrook died at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011) at Gibson Community Hospital Annex, Gibson City. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, 302 E. Lincoln St., Saybrook. read more


 


 

Leslie "Butch" Mann

Mann, Leslie "Butch" Leslie "Butch" Mann, 69; beloved husband for 46 wonderful years of Rochelle nee Sperling; son of the late Edward and Frieda Mann; wonderful son-in-law to the late Frances and Howard Sperling; great father to Roberta Mann Skolmar (significant friend of Gary Leff) and Kenneth (Debbie) Mann; adored Grandpa to Briana, Jordan, Emily and Payton; loving brother to, Jordan (Janet)) Mann, Barbara (the late Paul) Levy and the late Ernie and Sue Mann; brother in-law to the late Bette Murry and the late Al Sperling; admired Uncle to David (Kelly) Murry, Deborah Murry (Yuri Gevorgian), Donna Calvert and the late Denise Murry; many special cousins, nieces and nephews. Retired and proud member of Local #134 IBEW. Chapel service Friday, June 3rd, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to


 


 

Lillian Irene Bitting Freeburg

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Linda Gage

Linda Gage, 61, of 415 W. Erie St., Spring Valley died at 1:38 a.m. May 31, 2011, in St. Margaret's Hospital, Spring Valley.


 


 

Linda Thornton Brown

PITTSFIELD, Ill. -- Linda Thornton Brown, 52, of Bowling Green, Mo., formerly of Pittsfield, died June 1, 2011, in her residence. The Niebur Funeral Home, Pittsfield, is handling arrangements. 


 


 

Lois Chounard

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

GRAFTON, N.D. – Lois C. Chounard, age 80, of Grafton, N.D., passed away on Monday, May 30, 2011, at Valley Eldercare Center of Grand Forks. read more 


 


 

Lori Peters-Manning

Peters-Manning, Lori Lori L. Peters-Manning, 58, of Elgin, Illinois, died unexpectedly on Saturday afternoon, May 7, 2011 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. Lori was born September 15th, 1952 in Elgin, the daughter of Daniel G. and Alice C. (Fohrman) Peters. She graduated from Larkin High School in 1970 where she played clarinet in the band. Lori married Mark A. Manning in Elgin on March 8, 1981. Lori had just celebrated her 36th anniversary of her career at Valley Bell Credit Union in Elgin. Lori loved cooking and helping out at the Food Kitchen at Holy Trinity also in Elgin. Lori was also very active in Pop Warner Pee Wee Football for many years. She was a cheerleading coach for her Daughter and Nieces, as well as a member of the Board. Lori is survived by her daughter, Tiffany (Alex) Rednour of Belvidere; grandchildren, Anthony Anderson, Danya Isham, Bailey and Marc Rednour; a brother, Vance (Cheri) Peters of New London, Wisconsin and several nieces and nephews. Lori is preceded in death by her husband, Mark A. Manning; her parents, Daniel and Alice Peters and grandson, "Ray-Ray" Rednour. A Celebration of Lori's life will be held Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, Illinois. A memorial will be established in Lori's name and can be given in care of the family. To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit


 


 

MALECKI, NANCY LEE F.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Nancy Lee F. Malecki, nee Friedman , 81; beloved wife of the late Richard; loving mother of Richard, Timothy (Darlene) and Terrance (Alba); cherished grandmother .....


 


 

MANN, LESLIE

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Leslie "Butch" Mann, 69; beloved husband for 46 wonderful years of Rochelle, nee Sperling; son of the late Edward and Frieda Mann; wonderful son-in-law ..... 


 


 

MARKOV, BARBARA E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Barbara E. Markov, age 75, of Lombard, loving wife of Frank, Sr.; beloved mother of David (Carolina), Frank, Jr. (Carolyn), and Steve (Jeffrey); cherished grandmother ..... 


 


 

MATISI, JUDITH M.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Judith M. Matisi, nee Stone , age 85; beloved wife of the late Vincent A. "Tony" Sr.; loving mom of Vincent A. "Tony" Matisi, Jr., .....


 


 

MCGRATH, MARY

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Mary "Molly" McGrath, nee McCrohan , of Palos Heights, formerly of the Beverly Area. Devoted wife of the late Michael C. McGrath; loving mother of ..... 


 


 

MIKITOFF, MICHAEL

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Michael Mikitoff, age 90, of Waukesha, WI, formerly of Brookfield, IL. US Navy Vet of WWII, beloved husband of the late Cecilia J., nee ..... 


 


 

MILNE, BEVERLEY RUTH

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Beverley Ruth Milne, of LaGrange, beloved wife of Robert; loving mother of Steven (Rebecca) and Jeffrey; devoted grandmother of Travis, Elizabeth and Savannah; dear sister .....


 


 

MITCHELL K. MANN — West Frankfort

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MONROE WEBB — Ewing

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MORRISON, ELLA MAY

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Ella May Morrison, nee Berling , age 79. Beloved wife of 47 years to Joseph T. Morrison, Ret. CFD. Ella was the much loved and .....


 


 

MURPHY, OLGA Z.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Olga Z. Murphy, 93, beloved wife of the late Thomas R.; loving mother of Thomas, Joseph (Elaine), Peter (late Jean) and the late Patrick (Mary); .....


 


 

Marian Rasmussen Meyer

She was born May 3, 1924, in Milwaukee, Wis., the second oldest of five children to Jacob and Nellie Wigen Rasmussen. On Sept. 24, 1949, she married Dr. Richard E. "Dick" Meyer in Milwaukee. They met at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago, where she was the department head for occupational therapy, and Dick was doing a medical clerkship with Northwestern Medical School. They have been married for 61 years. He survives., They moved to Quincy, Dick's childhood home, in 1955, when he accepted a position as ophthalmologist at the Quincy Clinic. Marian lived a busy and fulfilling life as a housewife, mother and grandmother -- carpooling children to music lessons, dance lessons, Scouts and sports. Marian was wonderful as a stay-at-home mother, raising her five children, and greatly enjoying participation in their activities. Her career and background in occupational therapy helped her to enjoy sewing, knitting and crocheting. She was active with the Quincy Public Schools PTA, where she was the past president of Madison School PTA, Adams County Women's Medical Society (now known as Alliance), of which she was past president, Quincy Symphony Women's Guild, now known as Encore, and the Atlantis Study Group, of which she was past president. She was also a member of Women's City Club and Quincy Country Club. She and Dick also enjoyed square dancing and bridge clubs. They cherished the many fond memories of family and friends., She attended Milwaukee Public Schools and was a graduate of Milwaukee Downer College, now a part of Lawrence University, with a degree in occupational therapy., In addition to her husband, survivors include five children, Judith Crowther of Darien, Richard Bruce Meyer and his wife, Margaret, of El Paso, Texas, Karen Christie and her husband, Carl, of Roselle, Dr. Roger Meyer and his wife, Mary Jo, of Vero Beach, Fla., and Jeffrey Meyer and his wife, Janet, of Vero Beach; 10 grandchildren, Brian Crowther and his wife, Jennifer, of Lisle, Lauren Crowther of Chicago, Mark Meyer and his wife, Jill, of Dallas, Texas, Kathryn Smith and her husband, Kyle, of Houston, Texas, Bradley Christie of Roselle, Rebecca Krettler and her husband, Jon, of Bartlett, Kathleen Meyer of Tampa, Fla., Meredith Meyer of Vero Beach, Matthew Meyer of Glendale, Calif., and Kristen Meyer of Vero Beach; and two great-grandchildren, Lily Margaret Crowther of Lisle, and Christie Rose Krettler of Bartlett., She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ruth Vallone and Genevieve Skornicka; and two brothers, James and Richard Rasmussen., Marian's family is most appreciative of the tender loving care administered by the staff at Sunset Home., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Saturday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with the Rev. Larry Wentzel conducting. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park., VISITATION: 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home., MEMORIALS: Sunset Home, First Union Congregational Church or Quincy Public Schools Foundation., ARRANGEMENTS: Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.


 


 

Marilyn Wasielewski

Wasielewski, Marilyn Nee Rozmus. Beloved wife of the late Joseph R. Loving mother of Andrea and Jennifer. Memorial visitation Friday June 3 from 3 pm until time of service at 5 pm at Baran Funeral Home 2644-46 N. Central Ave. In lieu of flowers donations to an animal charity of your choice would be appreciated. 773-622-1488


 


 

Marjorie Pfanz

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Mark Gray

ANNA -- Mark Allen Gray, 45, died at 12:28 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Union County Hospital in Anna., Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna with Dee Armes officiating. Burial with military rites will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Mound City National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.


 


 

Mark Jonathan Nerad

Born: May 31, 1958, Died: May 26, 2011, Mark J. Nerad, 52, passed away May 26, 2011, at home surrounded by his family., Mark fought a valiant 10-year battle with liposarcoma, but did not let this disease keep him from living his life to the fullest., Mark began his career as an auto mechanic, eventually owning his own auto repair shop. He finished his career as an automotive instructor at a technical college., Mark was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed camping, hiking, fishing and backpacking. His love of automobiles led to his restoring several vintage British cars. He also enjoyed restoring vintage pinball games and jukeboxes., Mark was preceded in death by his parents, Otto J. Nerad and Dorothy A. Nerad., He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Deborah (Fridley) Nerad; and his four children of whom he was very proud, Alexander, Christopher, Rachel and Emilie. He is also survived by his siblings, Denise (Charles) Romeo, Peter (Linda) Nerad and Lisa (Roger) Davis; as well as eight nieces and nephews., Services will be held on Saturday, June 4, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1753 South Blanchard St., Wheaton. From 10 to 11 am. there will be time to talk with the family and to share some light refreshments. At 11 a.m., there will be a celebration of Mark's life in the sanctuary., In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative at


 


 

Marva J. Moore

NIANTIC - Marva J. Moore, 87, Niantic, died Monday (May 30, 2011). Graveside services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, Harristown. Arrangements by: Dawson & Wikoff West Wood Street Funeral Home. Memorials: Niantic United Methodist Church. Send condolences:


 


 

Mary F. Carroll

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

PONTIAC — Mary F. Carroll, 70, rural Pontiac, died at 2:57 a.m. Wednesday (June 1, 2011) at OSF Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.


 


 

Mary Frances Roberts

DECATUR - Mary Frances Roberts, 87, Houston, Texas, formerly of Decatur, retired City of Decatur employee, died Friday (May 27, 2011). Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation: one hour before services. Memorials: Macon County Historical Society or National Parkinson Foundation. Send condolences:


 


 

Mary Hull

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Mary LoBianco

LoBianco, Mary Mary LoBianco age 94, Beloved sister of Joseph (Sarah) LoBianco and Teresa (the late Rocco) Bellavia; sister-in-law of Walter Nordine. Loving aunt of many. Funeral Saturday June 4, 9:30am from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home 6150 N. Cicero Ave to St. Hilary Church for Mass at 10:00 AM. Entombment All Saints Cemetery. Visitation Friday 5-8 PM. Info 773-736-3833 or visit Mary's memorial at


 


 

Mary Lou Leath

GALESBURG - Mary Lou Leath, 81, Galesburg, passed away at 6 p.m. May 28, 2011, at Heartland Health Care Center., Mary Lou was born July 22, 1929, in Alexis, the daughter of Art and Frances Reem Alstedt. She was raised in Alexis, where she attended school and graduated from Alexis High School., She married Charles D. Leath on Jan. 14,1949, in Alexis. He preceded her in death Dec. 18, 2005., Mary Lou was a homemaker and assisted her husband in their farm operation. She was a member of Coldbrook Christian Church., Surviving are one son, Allan (Sally) Leath of Galesburg; three daughters, Marilyn (Terry) Lashbrook of Spring, Texas, Marcia Ryberg of Galesburg and Joyce (Wat) Mukai of Yokahama Japan; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Edward E. "Gene" Alstedt of Galesburg and Joel "Joe" Alstedt of Galesburg. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, two brothers and her son-in-law., Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth. Interment will be in Silent Home Cemetery in Cameron. Family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 6, at Turnbull Funeral Home. A memorial fund is being established for Coldbrook Christian Church. For more information, visit


 


 

Melva Judy

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

POTOMAC – Melva Sue Judy, 55, of Potomac died at 11:27 p.m. Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at home. read more 


 


 

Melva Sue Judy

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:03 PM

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Merle Greger

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

VILLA GROVE – Merle Greger, age 74, of Villa Grove died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at the Newman Rehab and Health Care Center. read more


 


 

Merle Nelson

PEMBINE, Wis. – Merle Nelson, 73, of Pembine, died peacefully of cancer on Saturday, May 28, 2011, at his home., He was born Nov. 28, 1937, in Boone, Iowa, to the late Theodore and Marie Nelson., He graduated from Boone High School in 1956 and from Trinity Bible College in Chicago in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in education. He served in the Iowa National Guard in 1956, then transferred to the 5th Army Reserve, serving from 1956 to 1963., He met Pauline Carlson in college, married in Kearney, Neb., on June 25, 1960, and modeled a wonderful, loving marriage for nearly 51 years. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend who positively impacted all who knew him., He enjoyed teaching science and industrial arts at Cary Junior High School in Cary from 1961 to 1993. He took a one year sabbatical to attend the American Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem, Israel, from 1966 to 1967., In 1970, he began serving in the summer at Lake Lundgren Bible Camp in Pembine. Since then, the family spent their summers at the Bible camp and at the cabin he built across the lake. For 40 years, he served at the camp wherever needed: lifeguard, nature instructor, Bible teacher, maintenance, and kitchen crew. He also initiated and led many of the camp's early adventure trips, such as fishing in Ontario, hiking Isle Royale National Park, and biking to Mackinac Island. Most recently, he served on the camp's board of directors., He also was actively involved in local church ministries because he loved God and cared for people. He was a youth group leader, Sunday school teacher, choir member and deacon at Cary-Grove Evangelical Free Church in Cary. Since his retirement and permanent move to Pembine in 1994, he remained active in church ministries and helped start Northwoods Chapel in Pembine., In retirement, he was a substitute teacher at the Pembine school for 14 years and a member of the local rescue squad for 10 years. Perhaps what brought the most enjoyment were organizing and leading mission teams to the Philippines and Jamaica and annual Canadian fishing trips with family and friends., In addition to his beloved wife, Pauline, he is survived by their four children, Bradley (Kimberly) Nelson of Norway, Mich., Kay (Dan) Mork of Rockford, Janine (Nick) Starcevich of Mount Prospect and Lynda (Bud) Kay of Kingston, Jamaica; nine grandchildren, Michael and Stephanie Nelson, Natalie, Rebecca, and Emma Mork, Joshua and Dana Kay, and Anthony and Nicole Starcevich. Also surviving are two brothers, Milo (Joyce) Nelson of Carney, Mich., and Phillip (Sandra) Nelson of Antioch; three sisters, Mina Timm of Mesquite, Texas, and Mildred Nelson of Rockford and Ruth (Doug) Harrington of Greenville, Texas; two half-sisters, Caroline (Bill) Kilgore of Sun City, Ariz., and Beulah Nelson of Boone, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Marilyn Carlson of Kearney, Neb., and Lynette (Don) Rathbone of Grand Island, Neb.; a brother-in-law, Stan (Mary) Carlson of Oak Brook Terrace; and many nieces and nephews., His parents and one sister, Madelynn Nelson, preceded him death., The visitation will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Northwoods Chapel, Highway 141, Pembine. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. officiated by the Revs. Fred Barribeau and Clark Lindsay., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northwoods Chapel., Online condolences may be made at, The family has entrusted Messar Funeral Home of Wausaukee, Wis., with the arrangements.


 


 

Michael Highfill

MICHAEL GUY HIGHFILL, 50 ROCKFORD - Michael Guy Highfill, 50, of Rockford died at 11 a.m. Friday, May 27, 2011, in his home, surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born Aug. 17, 1960, in Rockford, son of Lowell and Janice Highfill. He attended Rockford schools, where he met his wife of 30 years, Sue, at Auburn High School. They were united in marriage Aug. 2, 1980. Mike loved spending time with his family and had a circle of close friends. He was employed by DHL as a delivery manager, and worked beside his wife. Mike loved his animals, enjoyed being outside, and taking long walks, watching birds and squirrels. He was a car buff who enjoyed spending time at car shows and at cruises with his Mustangs. Survived by wife, Sue; children, Fawna and Joshua Highfill; grandson, Brevin Highfill; all of Rockford; siblings, Christine "Autumn" (Doug) Fell of Rockford, Kathie (Tom) Race of Cummings, Ga., Julie (Ron) Falconer and Lorene "Lolly" Heisler, both of Rockford and Dawn (Frank) McWilliams of Pecatonica; special brother, James (Lori Enerson) Barton of Nekoosa, Wis.; mother-in-law, Mary Nelson of Rockford; brothers-in-law, Robin (Angela) of Rockford and Alan (Linda) Nelson of Belvidere; sister-in-law, Gail (Dan) Zeller of Rockford; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; special friend, Robert Thompson of Rockford; as well as many very special friends from the Rock Valley Mustang Club. Predeceased by his parents; grandparents; and brother, James Matthew Highfill. Memorial cruise in celebration of Mike's life at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Doc's Upholstery, 6544 Joan Drive, Belvidere. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to his family. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To share a memory or condolence, please visit


 


 

Michael J. Kletz

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

BLOOMINGTON — Michael Joseph "Mike" Kletz, 63, Bloomington, passed away at 8:32 a.m. Monday (May 30, 2011) at his residence.


 


 

Michael Kent Merrell

He was born April 29, 1950, in Warrenton, a son of Vincent Lyle and Marjorie Bernice Brotherton Merrell. He and Diana "Annie" Frisby were united in marriage on July 4, 1974, at First Christian Church in Lewistown., He graduated from Lewistown High School in 1968. Mike worked in the heavy construction equipment business for more than 26 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, playing pool and shuffleboard, and most of all spending time with his beloved family., He is survived by his wife, of the home; two sons, Brent Merrell and his wife, Regina, of Benton and Cory Merrell and his wife, Amanda, of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Lacey Riepe of Blue Springs; a brother, Steve Merrell and his wife, Colette, of Canton; a sister, Karen Eggen and her husband, Kelly, of Peoria, Ariz.; three grandchildren, Addison and Harper Merrell of Norfolk and Reagan Riepe of Blue Springs; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Johnny Merrell and George Tucker., SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing, with the Rev. Tim Smith conducting. Burial will be in Mark's Cemetery in La Grange., VISITATION: 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing., MEMORIALS: Ewing First Baptist Church in care of Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing., ARRANGEMENTS: Ball-Davis Funeral Home, Ewing.


 


 

Michael Wayne Weddle

MONTICELLO - Michael Wayne Weddle, 49, of Monticello, died 9:50 a.m. Monday (May 30, 2011). Celebration of life services will be at a later date. Burial will be in DeLand Cemetery. Trigg & Calvert Funeral Home, DeLand, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials: Cancer Fund, Animal Shelter or Carle Hospice. Send condolences:, . Michael was born Nov. 22, 1961, in Clinton, the son of Roger E. and Carolyn Sue Pittman Weddle. Surviving are his brothers and sisters, Kevin (Mary) Weddle of Whiteland, Ind.; Cheryl (Billy) Hendricks of Greenwood, Ind.; Kimberly Pittman of Shelbyville, Ind.; Chris Weddle of Monticello. Online guest book at


 


 

Mildred Stricker

OLMSTED -- Mildred I. Stricker, 87, died at 10:38 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2011, in Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau., Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date., Jones Funeral Home in Villa Ridge is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

Mitchell Mann

WEST FRANKFORT -- Mitchell K. Mann, 51, died at 2:54 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011., Arrangements are incomplete at Varis-Stone Funeral Home in West Frankfort.


 


 

NATZKE, JEAN I.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jean I. Natzke, age 84, of Palos Heights, IL passed away on May 29, 2011. Beloved wife of the late Melvin Natzke; loving mother of .....


 


 

NELLIE B. GALVIN

Nellie B. Galvin, 54, of Birchwood, Wis., died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at her home., Nellie Beth Larsen was born March 17, 1957, in Illinois to Laurence M. and Elizabeth A. (Grue) Larsen. She graduated from the Hinckley Big Rock High School in Hinckley, and then worked in the restaurant business; the last 10 years she was a CNA. On Aug. 28, 1975, she was married to Mark Riedelsperger in Hinckley. She was later married to Daniel Dobnick in August of 1983, and later married Robert Galvin on Oct. 28, 1999, in Ladysmith, Wis. Nellie loved her flower gardens, reading, loved to cook and decorating. She loved her grandchildren., Nellie Galvin is survived by her husband, Robert Galvin of Birchwood, two daughters and a son-in-law, Rachelle Riedelsperger of Birchwood, and April and Ronald Hughes of Roscoe; a son, Brandon Dobnick of Wheaton; three grandchildren, Savannah, Medeleine and Layla; six sisters, Laura Ekstrom of Birchwood, Joy Hagen of Kingman, Ariz., Dixie Heller of Illinois, Lawnie Pawlak of Edina, Minn., Angela Havel and Cleo Trepanier, both of Hayward, Wis.; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews., She was preceded in death by her parents, Laurence and Elizabeth (Grue) Larsen; and two brothers, John Seldal in 1965 and Brand Seldal in 1967., Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Appleyard's Home for Funerals, 19 W. Messenger St., Rice Lake, WI 54868. For information, visit, or call 715-234-6400.


 


 

NORA GALLIK — Tonica

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Neal Hildebrand

NEAL A. HILDEBRAND, 87 FREEPORT - Neal A. Hildebrand, 87, of Freeport, formerly of Orangeville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Born July 28, 1923, in Rockford to Arthur and Nellie (Moberg) Hildebrand. Graduate of West High School in Rockford, Class of 1942. He served his country in the, as a PFC in the South Pacific and China theaters during, with the First Marine Division. He was honorably discharged from the Marine Separation Center in Great Lakes on Oct. 15, 1946. Neal married Janet Shelden on Sept. 10, 1948, in Cherry Valley. He was a carpenter and farmed in rural Orangeville all his life. Member of Grace Free Evangelical Free Church in Orangeville and the Orangeville American Legion (Ewert-Kline Post). Neal loved the Lord and his family and friends. He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing during his younger years. He retired from being a carpenter in 1986 and farmed his 60 acres until 1990. Survived by wife, Janet; children, Susan (Jene) Eberle of Monroe, Wis., Steven (Marilyn) Hildebrand of Orangeville, Nancy (Steven) Rodebaugh of McConnell and Bonnie (Jeff) Clark of Freeport; son-in-law, Dennis Nolan of Lena; grandchildren, Chris Viney Eberle, Brian Hildebrand, Stacey Nolan Plavchek, Kenneth Eberle, Mark Hildebrand, Mindy Nolan McNutt, Keith Rodebaugh, Caryn Eberle, Adam Rodebaugh, Sara Rodebaugh, Lydia Clark Steinhauser and Emily Clark; and 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents; daughter, Sally; brother, Dale; and sister-in-law, Delores Hildebrand. Memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Grace Evangelical Free Church, Orangeville, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. to time of service. Cremation rites will be accorded. Burial in Sunset Acres Cemetery, Orangeville. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in his name. Condolences may be sent to the family at


 


 

Norma Alvina Krueger

EFFINGHAM -Norma Alvina Krueger, Effingham, retired church secretary, died Monday (May 30, 2011). Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altamont. Visitation: 5 to 8 pm. Thursday, Kull Funeral Chapel, Altamont, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Bethlehem Lutheran Church Cemetery, Altamont.


 


 

Norma Krueger

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Norma Marshall

NORMA JEAN MARSHALL, 84 ROCKFORD - Norma Jean Marshall, 84, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 19, 1926, in Freeport, the daughter of Elmer and Rose (Hecklesmiller) Hybarger. Married James Marshall in August 1967 in Rockford. Her passions were her family, gardening and traveling across the country. Survived by husband, James Marshall; children, Darrell (Nancy) Kolthoff and Linda Michaelson; grandchildren, Darrell Jr., Tracy, David, Mark Jr., Sheila, Melissa, Paige and Dillon; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Edith, Elmer, Dorothy Mae and Rose. Predeceased by her parents; son, Mark Kolthoff; grandson, Darrell William Kolthoff; and siblings, Walter and Betty. Service at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Tributes to the family at


 


 

Norma Smith

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:04 AM 

Norma H. Smith, 91, of East Alton, died at 7:55 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, at Hitz Memorial Home in Alhambra. She was born Dec. 5, 1919, in Collinsville, and was the daughter of the late Amos M. and Margaret I. (Anderson) Stewart. On Aug. 31, 1940,...


 


 

Norman Edward Curry

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OBITUARY: C. Dale Bennehoff

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OBITUARY: Carroll C. Rush

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OBITUARY: Francis A. Holland

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OBITUARY: Leona L. Tietjen

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Obituary: R. Maxine Bradley

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 4:12 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc. 

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PAPOUSEK, OPAL F.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Opal F. Papousek, nee Fowler , age 88, formerly of Oak Lawn, IL and Stuart, FL, passed away May 24, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV. ..... 


 


 

PARA, ANTOINETTE T.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM

Antoinette T. Para, nee Venckus , age 92. Beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Edward (Cathy) Para, Andrea Binkley, Jeffrey Para, Paula ..... 


 


 

POSPISEK, MILENA

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Milena Pospisek, 93, formerly of Woodridge. Beloved daughter of the late Jaro and Frances; loving sister of Zita (late Ed) Kalivoda, late Lumira (Ray) Riordan .....


 


 

Patrick O'Brien Ryan

Ryan, Patrick O'Brien Loving son of Michael & Kitty nee O'Brien Ryan. Treasured brother of Caitlin (Fiancé Tommy Dorgan), Michael Jr. & Kevin Ryan. Cherished grandson of Edward J. & the late Tootie nee Gaedke O'Brien and Donald J. & Doris Ann nee Weaver Ryan. Dear nephew, cousin & friend to many. Fond grandnephew of Eileen Weaver. Visitation Friday from 2 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday 8:45 a.m. from the Robert J. Sheehy & Sons Funeral Home, 9000 W. 151st Street, Orland Park to St. Michael Church, Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Gateway Foundation for Alcohol & Drug Treatment, 25480 W. Cedarcrest Lane, Lake Villa, IL 60046 would be appreciated. 708-857-7878


 


 

Paul Edward Tucker

Paul Edward Tucker, 87, of Jerseyville, died Saturday afternoon, May 28, 2011, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Jerseyville, with burial at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Jerseyville. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where prayer services will be held 4:30 p.m.


 


 

Pearline Adell

Adell, Pearline Pearline to Adell, 79, of Elgin passed away Monday, May 30, 2011 at Sherman Hospital. She was born September 11, 1931 in Coldwater, Mississippi and was the daughter of Elijah Jones and Beatrice Thomas. She is survived by 5 daughters-Helen (Willie) Lynch of Mesa, AZ, Carolyn (Ronald) Paddock of Memphis, TN, Janet (Dennis) Hicks Sr., Pauline (Kenneth) Adell-McCoy, Jacqueline (Paul) Drake Sr., all of Elgin. 18 Grandchildren; 41 Great Grandchildren. 8 Great-great Grandchildren. 2 sisters- Estell (Melvin) Pruitt, Ruby James. I brother- Clarence Jones. 1 cousin-Curtis (Ann) Jones and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred Adell Jr.; parents, Elijah Jones and Beatrice Thomas; one daughter, Dorothy Nell Crawford of St. Paul, MN; One brother, Willie (Viletta) James, One Aunt Agnes Jordan, One Uncle: Napoleon and Grandparents all of Memphis, TN. Wake and Memorial Services will be held on Saturday 1-4pm at Jehovah's Witnesses' Kingdom Hall, 10N950 South Airlite, Elgin, IL 60123. Laird Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the funeral home. Burial will be private.


 


 

Peggy A. Childs

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R. Maxine Bradley

MARION -- R. Maxine Bradley, 92, passed away at 3:35 a.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, in Parkway Manor., Maxine was born Sept. 11, 1918, in Williamson County, the daughter of Raymond and Octavia (North) Russell., She married James Bradley on Sept. 13, 1940, in Missouri and together they shared more than 61 years of marriage until his death Dec. 21, 2001., She was a homemaker, a member of Disciples of Christ Christian Church where she had served as a deacon. Maxine also held a regional office in the church. She was past president of Christian Women's Fellowship and lifetime member of, Auxiliary., Survivors include daughter, Deborah Lattuca, and husband, Sam, of Marion; son, Richard Halbin, and wife, Donna, of Mount Vernon; four grandchildren; Kathleen Segretario of Niles, Mich., Frederick Halbin and wife, Brenda, of Bluford, Timothy Halbin of Mount Vernon; Angela Carter and husband, Damon, of Marion; granddaughter-in-law, Virginia Halbin; 17 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren., She was preceded by her parents; husband, James, and grandson, Jeffrey Halbin., Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Rucker officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home., For those who prefer memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Marion Regional Humane Society. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 N. Market St., Marion, IL 62959., For additional information or to sign the guest memorial register, visit


 


 

RACKY, MICHAEL J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Michael J. Racky, age 52, suddenly. Beloved father of Sean, Meghan, Matthew and Molly; dearest son of the late Mary, nee Harnedy, and Arthur Racky ..... 


 


 

RIGGLE, PAULINE V.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Pauline V. Riggle, 88, died May 31, 2011. Kraft Funeral Service in New Albany, IN is handling arrangements. www.kraftfuneralservice.com ..... 


 


 

RYAN, PATRICK O'BRIEN

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Patrick O'Brien Ryan, loving son of Michael and Kitty, nee O'Brien, Ryan; treasured brother of Caitlin (fiancé Tommy Dorgan), Michael Jr. and Kevin Ryan; cherished .....


 


 

Raymond Klimko

Klimko, Raymond A. Age 58. Loving Son of Concetta and the late Raymond C. Beloved Fiance of Ann Frieri. Dear Brother to Maria (Jose) Castrejon, Leonard Klimko, Concetta (David) Smyth, and Laura (David) Sarmas. Fond Uncle of Jose, Dominic, Jaclyn, Stephanie, Christopher, Angelo Jr., Tracy, Dawn, Laura, Brittany, Kaitlyn, Robert, Anthony, Gina, Jillian, and Jonathan. Dear Brother-In-Law to Lucy Frieri. Visitation will be Friday June 3rd, from 3 to 9pm at the Sax-Tiedemann Funeral Home and Crematorium, 9568 W. Belmont Ave. Franklin Park, IL. Funeral will be held Saturday 11:15am from Sax-Tiedemann to St. Beatrice, Schiller Park for 12-noon Mass. Entombment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. For more information please call (847) 678-1950.


 


 

Rebecca "Becky" (Bartley) Duensing

STAR LAKE, Wis. – Robert "Bob" William Duensing, 88, of Star Lake, passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2011, and Rebecca "Becky" (Bartley) Duensing, 86, of Star Lake, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2011. Both of them originally were from Algonquin and had retired to Star Lake., Bob was the son of Minnie and Arnold Duensing and was born on May 22, 1922, in Elgin. Becky was the daughter of Miles and Florence Bartley and was born July 18, 1924, in Howard, Pa., He was active in numerous local organizations, including the Ballard-Irving-White Birch Lakes Association and the Star Laker's Club, and he was on the board of directors for the Vilas County Museum and Historical Society., His favorite activities included woodworking, fishing, waterskiing, camping and computers. He enjoyed family camping trips, travel and spending time with friends. He greatly enjoyed family gatherings with his many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Becky also was active in numerous local organizations including garden club, book club, women's club, and the library., Her favorite activities included baking and preparing large meals for family gatherings. She enjoyed cooking over a campfire, hiking, fishing, flower arranging, crossword puzzles, family picnics and spending time with her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., They were both devoted Christians and enjoyed and participated in many church activities, both in their youth and as adults. Bob said that his faith in God gave him emotional stability during difficult times., Becky's most satisfying civic accomplishment was achieving the state of Wisconsin's approval for designating Highway K a rustic road between M and N in Vilas County. She appreciated and wanted to preserve the canopy of trees over the meandering 13 miles of road that runs through the scenic Northern Highland State Forest., He is survived by a brother, Don (Mary Lou) Duensing. She is survived by five sisters and two brothers, Jane (the late Ken) Moorehead, Rose (the late Day) Phillips, Dorothy (Max) Harter, Vera (the late Butch) Brumbaugh, Ruth (Joe) Wurtzbacher, Carl Bartley and Doyle (Bonnie) Bartley; a brother-in-law, Vern Clark; and a sister-in-law, Helen Bartley., They are both survived by their children, Jerry (Pat) Dunkle, Kathy (the late Robert) Lesak, Sally (Ian) Duensing-Grand, Bill Duensing, Nancy (the late Bernie) Piel, Sue Specht and Susan (wife of Robert A.) Duensing. They also were loving grandfather "Opa" and grandmother "Oma" to 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They also are survived by many nieces and nephews., They were preceded in death by Bob's parents, Minnie and Arnold Duensing, and a sister, Eleanor; Becky's parents, Miles and Florence Bartley; a sister, Clarabell Clark, brothers Phillip Bartley and Donald Bartley; their daughter, Sharon Marks; sons Robert A. Duensing and Michael W. Duensing; and a grandson, Jacob Petersen., A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin, with burial at the Algonquin Cemetery on Cary-Algonquin Road, Algonquin, and a luncheon at the church afterward., In lieu of flowers, their wishes are that donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church,, or a charity of your choice.


 


 

Renita Peterson

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Richard Johnson

RICHARD L. JOHNSON, 82 KENDALLVILLE, Ind. - Richard L. Johnson, 82, of Kendallville, formerly of Rockford, Ill., died Monday, May 30, 2011, in Lutheran Life Villages, Kendallville. Born Dec. 29, 1928, in Rockford, the son of Axel and Emelia (Johnson) Johnson. Married Beverly Reno on Dec. 16, 1960, in Rockford. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the, . Richard was employed by the Federal Aviation Agency for 35 years. He was an air traffic controller at Meigs, Midway and O'Hare airports, all in Chicago, and retired as a training officer from the Rockford airport. He was a member of American Legion Post 381, Rome City. Survived by wife, Beverly Johnson of Sylvan Lake, Ind.; daughter, Victoria (Les) Scheiss of Monroe Center, Ill.; son, Dr. Greg (Carolyn) Johnson of Sylvan Lake, Ind.; grandchildren, Jeff (Jenny) Scheiss, Anna (Todd) Clark, Kathryn Schiess, Hannah Johnson and Nathaniel Johnson; great-grandchildren, Luke Schiess and Eric Schiess; and sister, Margaret Wallschlaeger of Florida. Predeceased by brothers, Ed, Gunner, Evar and Melvin Johnson. Service at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with visitation from 12 to 1:45 p.m. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials to Parkview Noble Home Health & Hospice, 1836 Ida Red Road, Kendallville, IN 46755 or to American Legion Post 381, 110 Kelly St., Rome City, IN 46784. To send a condolence visit


 


 

Richard Louis DuPlain

CRYSTAL LAKE – Richard Louis DuPlain, 74, of Crystal Lake, died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at his home., He was born June 24, 1936, in Oak Park, to Francis L. and Selma (Lake) DuPlain. He married Veronica May Cody on Feb. 1, 1958, at St. Viators Church in Chicago., He was associated with Seaquist Valve (Aptar), Oak Industries, Sage Products and Tyco Health Care. He was happy to belong to Triangle Fraternity. He was an avid runner and cyclist. He loved to travel with his wife, but most of all he enjoyed being with his family and grandchildren. He always will be remembered in the hearts of all who knew him., He is survived by his wife, Verna M.; his children, Suzanne Kueffner of Crystal Lake, Audrey (Gary) Nelsen of Crystal Lake and Elizabeth (Robert) Foydl of Wonder Lake; his grandchildren, Jessica (Sean) Kearney, Zachery DuPlain, Robert Kueffner, Kayleigh Kueffner, Michael Nelsen and Anna Nelsen; and his great-grandchildren, Aidan, Madeline and Nathan Kerney., He was preceded in death by his parents., Friends may meet the family from 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, until the 10:30 a.m. Mass celebration at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry. Private interment for the family will be in the church cemetery., Memorials may be made to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010., For information, call Colonial Funeral Home, McHenry, at 815-385-0063.


 


 

Robert Johnson

ROBERT CHARLES JOHNSON, 83 ROCKFORD - Robert Charles Johnson, 83, of Rockford passed away Monday, May 30, 2011, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. Born Dec. 25, 1927, in Rockford; the son of John and Mary Johnson. Bob proudly served his country in the, in the Pacific during, and was involved in the Battle of Midway. After returning to Rockford, he married his longtime sweetheart, Willa Jean Anderson, on Valentine's Day 1948. Bob had begun his painting career and soon became one of the hardest working and respected craftsmen in the area. He was a past president of PDCA Painters Local 607 and was part-owner of Adamson Johnson Paint Co., in the early 1970s. Wanting to get back to what he loved best, he and his son, Rich, began the Robert C. Johnson & Son Painting business. Bob was a loyal friend, a mentor and a wonderful family man. He had wonderful working relationships with some of his clients and many became his good friends. In 1974, Bob and Jean purchased a lake home in Lake Mills, Wis., and he loved to be up there working in the yard or just puttering around enjoying life. He was up working in the shed just a week ago. He was known for his zest for life, great stories, and contagious laughter. Bob was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather, and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him. He came into this world on Christmas Day and left us on Memorial Day, a day we will always remember. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Willa Jean; son, Richard (Carol) Johnson; daughter, Janis Garland of Rockford; grandchildren, Jeff (Maureen) Johnson; Amy (Rick) Durso and Lisa (Philippe) Masseron; great-grandchildren, Jackson, Kaiya and Victoria, all of Rockford; brothers, Paul (Beverly), Donald; sister, Pauline (Ralph) Docker; and numerous nieces. Predeceased by parents; grandson, Gregory; and sister-in-law, Darlene. Thank you to the kind and caring staff at Van Matre Rehab who took such wonderful care of Bob during his numerous stays. Service at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with visitation from 12 to 12:45 p.m.; the Rev. Dean Parker will officiate. Private family burial. To share a memory or condolence, visit


 


 

Robert M. Rush

ABINGDON - Robert M. Rush, 96, Abingdon, died at 4:07 p.m. Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg., Cremation was accorded. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, followed by a celebration of life service led by Eleanor Landon. Memorials may be made to Abingdon Pottery Collectors Club or Abingdon Food Pantry.


 


 

Robert O'Donnell

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

STREATOR — Robert M. "Irish" O'Donnell, 81, Streator, died at 3:28 p.m. Tuesday (May 31, 2011) at his residence in Streator.


 


 

Robert Taylor

WEST FRANKFORT -- Robert Milton Taylor passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at his home in West Frankfort at the age of 96., Milton, the son of Terry and Matilda (Willmore) Taylor, was born Jan. 7, 1915, in West Frankfort, where he was a lifelong resident., He married Maxine Brown on July 16, 1938, and they lived happily together on the family farm for almost 73 years with the exception of the war years. Milton served with the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II., His working career was spent as an electrician throughout Southern Illinois, sometimes commuting great distances. His latter working years were spent as an electrician at SIU Physical Plant. And nights and weekends, his job was farming. Needless to say, he was a hard worker, which he came by naturally from his legacy of pioneer families in Indiana and Illinois., Milton was a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and American Legion. He was member of First Baptist Church and attended until recent years when age began to take its toll., He is survived by his loving wife, Maxine; daughter, Terra Jones, and son-in-law, Tom Jones, of Atlanta; sons, Brent Taylor and Ernie Taylor of West Frankfort; granddaughters, Lauren Taylor and Emily Taylor, also of West Frankfort, granddaughter, Amy Taylor Hustedde, her husband, Jeremy, and great-grandson Taylor Hustedde of Collinsville., He was preceded in death by his parents; and four siblings, Carl Miles Taylor of West Frankfort, Elma Taylor Leman of Christopher, Faye Taylor Thurman of Lawrence, Kan., and William Conley Taylor of Prairie du Chein, Wis., Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, in Varis-Stone Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Cash officiating. Interment will be at Oddfellows Cemetery. Friends of Robert Taylor may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Orient American Legion Post 1961, Zeigler American Legion, VFW Post 5764 of West Frankfort and the Navy Department., For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to Oddfellows Cemetery and will be accepted at Varis-Stone Funeral Home at any time.


 


 

Robert V. Ladd

CRYSTAL LAKE – Robert (Bob) Ladd, 68, of Crystal Lake, died unexpectedly Friday, May 27, 2011, at his home., He was born Oct. 18, 1942, in Chicago, to John and Helen Ladd., He married Joanna (DeBeer) Ladd on Jan. 27, 1968, in Evanston, at Howe Memorial Chapel on the campus of, He graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School in 1960. He was very involved as a class officer, the golf team and the baseball team, where he pitched a no-hitter. Much to his chagrin, he also was forced to dance the minuet – white wig and all – his senior year., He then went to Northwestern University in Evanston. He was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He left his senior year and enlisted in the U.S., , where he rose to the rank of first lieutenant. He served a year in Vietnam and was there for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Upon the completion of service he re-entered the academic world at Northwestern and received a degree from the Medill School of Journalism in 1965., His business background began in Niles with Victor Golf. He prepared and wrote their merchandise catalogs that went out to golf pros nationwide. He went on to join a leading advertising agency in Chicago, Marsteller Inc. In 1978, he joined the advertising agency his father founded, Ladd/Wells, 30 years before., Moving to Crystal Lake in 1970, he became an involved member of the community. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, served on several committees and ushered. He worked on several District 47 referendums. He served on the NIMC Board and had a membership on the Centegra Foundation Board. He was a centennial member of the Union League Club of Chicago, served on the McHenry County Conservation Board and was a member of the Crystal Lake Country Club, where in 1995, he achieved every golfer's dream, a hole-in-one. Most importantly, he coached and was active in his children's sports teams., He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Joanna; a son, Andrew Ladd of Crystal Lake; his brother, Jack (Adrienne) Ladd of San Francisco; and his sisters-in-law, Jeanne DeBeer of Chicago and Vanessa DeBeer of Louisville, Ky. He was a loving uncle to Jeff, Greg and David DeBeer, all of Louisville, Joseph Ladd of San Francisco, Alexandra Ladd-Graeser and Jessica Ladd of New Mexico, Derek Gilmore of Denver and Genevra DeBeer Knight of Chicago. As well, he is survived by eight great-nieces and -nephews; along with his cousins, Susie Calderwood, Margie Lambert and Bob Lash., In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; his beloved daughter, Samantha Blair Ladd; his sister, Sandra Ladd Gilmore; and his brothers-in-law, Peter and Paul DeBeer., A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, at First United Methodist Church, 236 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake, 815-459-0785., Memorials in his name may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, attn: Donor Services, Wounded Warrior Project, 720 AC Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256-6938; the St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38148-0142; or to the "Robert V. Ladd" family., For information, call Davenport Family Funeral Home at 815-459-3411. For online condolences, visit, Sign the guest book at


 


 

Robert William "Bob" Duensing

STAR LAKE, Wis. – Robert "Bob" William Duensing, 88, of Star Lake, passed away peacefully on Feb. 9, 2011, and Rebecca "Becky" (Bartley) Duensing, 86, of Star Lake, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2011. Both of them originally were from Algonquin and had retired to Star Lake., Bob was the son of Minnie and Arnold Duensing and was born on May 22, 1922, in Elgin. Becky was the daughter of Miles and Florence Bartley and was born July 18, 1924, in Howard, Pa., He was active in numerous local organizations, including the Ballard-Irving-White Birch Lakes Association and the Star Laker's Club, and he was on the board of directors for the Vilas County Museum and Historical Society., His favorite activities included woodworking, fishing, waterskiing, camping and computers. He enjoyed family camping trips, travel and spending time with friends. He greatly enjoyed family gatherings with his many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., Becky also was active in numerous local organizations including garden club, book club, women's club, and the library., Her favorite activities included baking and preparing large meals for family gatherings. She enjoyed cooking over a campfire, hiking, fishing, flower arranging, crossword puzzles, family picnics and spending time with her many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren., They were both devoted Christians and enjoyed and participated in many church activities, both in their youth and as adults. Bob said that his faith in God gave him emotional stability during difficult times., Becky's most satisfying civic accomplishment was achieving the state of Wisconsin's approval for designating Highway K a rustic road between M and N in Vilas County. She appreciated and wanted to preserve the canopy of trees over the meandering 13 miles of road that runs through the scenic Northern Highland State Forest., He is survived by a brother, Don (Mary Lou) Duensing. She is survived by five sisters and two brothers, Jane (the late Ken) Moorehead, Rose (the late Day) Phillips, Dorothy (Max) Harter, Vera (the late Butch) Brumbaugh, Ruth (Joe) Wurtzbacher, Carl Bartley and Doyle (Bonnie) Bartley; a brother-in-law, Vern Clark; and a sister-in-law, Helen Bartley., They are both survived by their children, Jerry (Pat) Dunkle, Kathy (the late Robert) Lesak, Sally (Ian) Duensing-Grand, Bill Duensing, Nancy (the late Bernie) Piel, Sue Specht and Susan (wife of Robert A.) Duensing. They also were loving grandfather "Opa" and grandmother "Oma" to 16 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. They also are survived by many nieces and nephews., They were preceded in death by Bob's parents, Minnie and Arnold Duensing, and a sister, Eleanor; Becky's parents, Miles and Florence Bartley; a sister, Clarabell Clark, brothers Phillip Bartley and Donald Bartley; their daughter, Sharon Marks; sons Robert A. Duensing and Michael W. Duensing; and a grandson, Jacob Petersen., A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, at St. John's Lutheran Church, 300 Jefferson St., Algonquin, with burial at the Algonquin Cemetery on Cary-Algonquin Road, Algonquin, and a luncheon at the church afterward., In lieu of flowers, their wishes are that donations be made to Trinity Lutheran Church,, or a charity of your choice.


 


 

Rodney L. Sowarsh

RAYMOND - Rodney L. Sowarsh, 51, St. Louis, Mo., formerly of Raymond, Tru-Weld Grating employee, died Sunday (May 29, 2011). Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Hough & Sons Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Hillsboro. Memorials: St. Mark Lutheran Church, Nokomis or to the family.


 


 

Ronald B. Hulslander

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Rose Foreman

Thursday, June 2, 2011 1:00 AM 

BOWIE, Md. – Rose Mary Foreman, 78, of Bowie, Md., formerly of Danville, died Friday (May 27, 2011) in Bowie, Md. read more 


 


 

Rual Warfel

HIDALGO - Rual Warfel, age 104 of rural Hidalgo, IL passed away at 9:25 AM – Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham, IL. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM – Friday, June 3, 2011 at the Hidalgo Church of Christ in Hidalgo, IL. Burial will be in the Aten Cemetery in Hidalgo, IL. Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 PM – Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the Bishop Funeral Home in Greenup, IL. In loving memory of Rual, memorials may be made to the Hidalgo Church of Christ. Rual was born on December 28, 1906 in Jasper County, Illinois the son of Henry Elza and Cora Emmaline (Conner) Warfel. He married Chlora Mae Chapman and she preceded him in death on March 15, 1935 and he later married Edna Shephard on December 10, 1936 and she preceded him in death on March 27, 2007. Rual was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Hidalgo Church of Christ and enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Rual is survived by: 6 Children – Mabel (Orville) Kibler of Newton, IL; Robert Warfel of Greenup, IL; Glenn (Sandy) Warfel of Greenup, IL; Ronnie Warfel of Yale, IL Doyle (Carolyn) Warfel of Drummonds, TN; Larry (Linda) Warfel of Martinsville, IL; Daughter-in-Law – Mildred Warfel of Hidalgo, IL; Numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren also survive. Rual was preceded in death by his parents, 2 wives; daughter Jeanette Sachau; son Raymond Warfel; 2 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at


 


 

Ruth Baxter

RUTH 'MORMOR' BAXTER, 87 ROCKFORD - Ruth "MorMor" Baxter, 87, a lifelong resident of Rockford, died Sunday, May 29, 2011. Born Feb. 6, 1924 to Albin and Esther (Johnson) Kjellstrom, she went on to graduate from Rockford East High School. She was united in marriage to Lowell Baxter on Oct. 7, 1944, and four children blessed this marriage. She led an active life raising children, being a Scout leader, and working alongside Lowell on their farm. She worked for many years as a secretary for the Rockford School District and was an involved member of Alpine Lutheran Church. Her greatest loves were her flower garden and family, which extended down to great-grandchildren. She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and was well-known for her rice pudding recipe. She had a kind heart and warm spirit and was loved by all who met her. She is survived by her husband, Lowell; daughters, Sherrilyn (James) Oros and Janette (Mark) Aschim; daughter-in-law, Barb Baxter; son-in-law, Richard (Kathy) Brown; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; and sister, Louise Hemenway. She was predeceased by her son, Gary Baxter; daughter, Beverly Brown; and grandsons, Jason Oros and Brandon Baxter. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Ave., Rockford, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Alpine Lutheran School or to the donor's choice in Ruth's name. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit olsonfh .com.


 


 

SHORT, CHRISTOPHER R.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Christopher R. Short, 59, of Evanston, May 31, 2011. A teacher for 34 years, the last 21 at Evanston/Skokie Dist 65; an accomplished songwriter and ..... 


 


 

SORFLEET, FRANCES J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Frances J. Sorfleet, nee McCartney , age 82, beloved wife of William E; devoted mother of Jim (Bertha), Bill (Donna), Tom (Kathy), Steve (Heather) and ..... 


 


 

SPEITH, WILLIAM STAUSS

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

William Stauss Spieth III, May 29, 2011, age 65, late of Homewood. Beloved husband of Mary Kathryn Spieth, nee Stapley; dear father of Jennifer R. .....


 


 

SUSANNE "SUE" FLAHERTY

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 6:08 PM 

Susanne "Sue" Flaherty, age 89 of Northfield, Minn. and formerly of Park Forest, passed away Sunday, May 29, at the Northfield Hospital following a brief illness.


 


 

SYTSMA, JACOB

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Jacob Sytsma, age 94, WW II Army Veteran, late of Friendship, WI, formerly of Evergreen Park. Beloved husband of the late Jeanette, nee Auwema, ..... 


 


 

Sharon Schoen

Schoen, Sharon Sharon Schoen (nee Size), 57, of Woodstock, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Woodstock. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, to James and Dolores (nee DeMilio) Size. Her survivors include her loving husband of 39 years Louis J. Schoen; dear children, Frank (Amy) Schoen, Denise (Bryan) Johnson, Dawn (Tim) Nendze, Christine Schoen (Salvador Perez Jr.), and Brian Schoen; cherished grandchildren, Sabrina (Ricardo) Carlos, Sarah Schoen, Frank Schoen, Jr., Savannah Schoen, Landon Johnson, Hayden Johnson, Joshua Schoen, and Breanna Perez; loving great-grandchildren, Elena and Ricardo Carlos; sister Gail (John) Santopadre; brothers, Jimmy (Val) Size, and Ricky Size, and many loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, grandparents, and in-laws. For service information, please contact Davenport Family Funeral Home, 815-459-3411. For online condolences, please visit


 


 

Shirley Konow

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Shirley Manno

SHIRLEY C. MANNO, 67 DEDICATED WIFE, MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER ROCKFORD - Shirley C. Manno, 67, of Rockford lost her battle with cancer at 2:06 p.m. Monday, May 30, 2011, in her home, with loved ones gathered around her. Born Sept. 13, 1943, in Long Beach, Calif., the daughter of Albert and Connie (James) Murphy. Shirley moved to Rockford at the age of 4 and was a graduate of Bishop Muldoon High School. Married her loving husband, Ron Manno, on Feb. 4, 1961. Her life's work consisted of raising a family of four girls and a husband, and she did a fabulous job of it. Shirley was a woman of great principle and dedication to what she believed in. She was a loving, caring person and when anyone she knew hurt; she hurt. She dedicated months to taking care of her grandmother when she was very sick. Wherever Shirley went, the Lord and love was with her. She was a dedicated member of Holy Family Catholic Church and volunteered for many functions at the church. Shirley always felt rich with her belief in the Lord, family, and treasured and enjoyed every friend she had. She took a great deal of pride and joy being born of Irish decent, and her family always took time to have fun with Shirley Murphy, or as Ron liked to call her, "Murph." Survivors include her husband of 50 years, Ron Manno; daughters, Joan M. (fiance, Tom Truax) Bennett, Dawn M. Gille, Lynn M. Manno and Kristine M. (Eric) Sommerfield; grandchildren, Ashleigh Bennett, Amber and Kristine Gille and Kyle Sommerfield; great-granddaughter, Kayleigh Johnson; brother, Richard (Kathy) James; and niece, Jenny James. Predeceased by her parents; and infant son, Michael R. Manno. Memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Road. Inurnment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to an organization that helps women and children. Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, is assisting the family. Express online condolences at


 


 

Steven M. "Steve" Nevel

MARENGO – Steven "Steve" M. Nevel, 56, of Marengo, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at his home., He was born Sept. 14, 1954, in Belvidere, to Dale Nevel and Marilyn (Secor) Botterman., He was a lifelong resident of the Huntley and Marengo areas. He graduated from Huntley High School in 1972., He was a well-known Jersey breeder and judge. He enjoyed golfing and riding horses. He especially loved his grandchildren., He is survived by a son, Isaac (Diane) Nevel; his grandchildren, Hudson, Duncan and Taylor; his siblings, Dale Ann (Glen) Borhart and Keith (Alice) Nevel; his stepfather, Ron Botterman; and his aunt, Garnet Anthony., He was preceded in death by his mother., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Zion Lutheran Church, 412 Jackson St., Marengo. A service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the church. Interment will be private., For information, call Marengo-Union Funeral Home at 815-568-8131. Online condolences may be made at


 


 

Susan Elaine Curran Tyree

CERRO GORDO - Susan Elaine Curran Tyree, 56, of Jasper, Ala., passed away May 7, 2011 in her residence. Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Cerro Gordo Brethren Church, with Pastor Terry Leach officiating. Visitation will be one hour before services in the church. Burial will be in Cerro Gordo Cemetery. Memorials: New Beacon Hospice, 320 Blackwell Dairy Road, Jasper, AL 35504 or American Lung Association of Ala. for Walker County, 2200 Riverchase Center, Suite 604, Birmingham, AL 35244. Surviving are her daughter, Nikki Cornish (Morr) of Cerro Gordo; granddaughter, Jessica Cornish of Cerro Gordo; mother, Mary Louise Curran of Cerro Gordo; sister, Brenda (Bill) Hayes of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; brothers, Terry (JoEllyn) of Cerro Gordo; Darin (Trenda) Curran of Sugar Hill, Ga. Online guest book at


 


 

Sylvia L. Coffing

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 10:00 PM 

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TAYLOR, ELAINE M.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Elaine M. Taylor, nee Toepper , age 80, of LaGrange and formerly of Brookfield. Beloved wife of Robert; fond mother of Sheri (William) Fowler, ..... 


 


 

TRACY, LORRAINE I.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Lorraine I. Tracy, nee LeMonier , age 89, of The Devonshire, Hoffman Estates formerly of Florida and Elmwood Park. Beloved wife of Richard; devoted mother .....


 


 

TRCKA, MILTON J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Milton J. Trcka, age 85, of North Riverside, retired Verizon Electrical Engineer. Beloved son of the late John and late Frances (nee Kouvelik) Trcka; fond .....


 


 

Thelma L. Harper

She was born Nov. 12, 1922, west of LaGrange, a daughter of August Herman and Alda Wolfmeyer Spilker. Thelma married Ralph Hungerford on May 21, 1941. To this union were born two daughters, Judith Elaine and Carolyn Sue. On Sept. 28, 1951, Thelma and Julian Reynolds Harper were married in Canton. He died July 29, 1990., Thelma was a 1941 graduate of LaGrange High School, a past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, a member of a local Extension Club and an active member of the local OATS organization. She served as the vice chair of the OATS County Committee and was one of the community contact persons for those needing transportation on the OATS bus. In 2007, Thelma was selected as the OATS Volunteer of the Year., Thelma was a longtime member of LaGrange United Methodist Church, participated in the Women's Society of Christian Service group and quilted regularly with the ladies quilting circle until her health prevented her from taking part., As a homemaker, she enjoyed sewing, crocheting, quilting, reading, nurturing flowers, and raising and selling fruits and vegetables with her husband. Many of those handiwork skills were taught to her by her grandmother when she lived with her grandmother in the winter months so that she could go to school in LaGrange., Thelma is survived by her daughter, Judy Pascoe and husband Lewis of Greenville, S.C.; eight grandchildren, Phillip Pascoe and wife Franny of Indianapolis, Ind., Scott Pascoe and wife Kim of Avon, Ind., Lori Shulik and husband Greg of Easley, S.C., Fritz Frieden of LaGrange, Michelle Howard and husband Raymond of Sorento, Ill., Kathi Frieden of Springfield, Ill., Dolly Lowery and husband Paul of LaGrange and Willis Horton of LaGrange; 11 great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; a cousin, Paul "Buddy" Smith of California; and sons-in-law Charles Horton of LaGrange and Fred Frieden of Canton., She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Charles William Spilker; a daughter, Carolyn Frieden Horton; and a grandson, Kelly Charles Horton., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange, with the Rev. Steve Martin conducting. Burial will be in Mark's Cemetery, LaGrange., VISITATION: 4 to 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home with family present after 6 p.m., MEMORIALS: LaGrange United Methodist Church or the Kelly Horton Memorial Fund, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange., ARRANGEMENTS: Davis Funeral Home, LaGrange.


 


 

Thomas Gramme

THOMAS R. GRAMME, 44 BELVIDERE - Thomas R. Gramme, 44, of Belvidere passed away Saturday, May 28, 2011, after a long illness. Born Feb. 8, 1967, in Aurora. Survivors include wife, Misty (Koepp) Gramme; stepsons, Devin and Cody Koepp; mother, Marita Gramme; mother-in-law, Sandi Lawrence; sisters, Jackie (Mark) Engel and Barbara (Jim) Wojcik; brother, Tony (Corey) Gramme; brothers-in-law, Larry (Sylvia) and Jason Lawrence; nieces, Nikki (Luke) Smith, Toni and Kori Artlip, Alexis, Kandiss, Alyssa and Kaitlin Gramme; great-niece, Isabella Smith; aunts, uncles, other nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by father, George Gramme. He was a loving, funny and courageous man and will be greatly missed. Memorial service at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 5, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with visitation from 5 p.m. to service time. Memorials to the family in his name. To express condolences online, please visit


 


 

Thomas J. Geiger

CRYSTAL LAKE – Thomas J. Geiger, 49, of Crystal Lake, passed away Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Hospice of Northeastern Illinois Inpatient Unit in Woodstock., He was born July 31, 1961, in Dubuque, Iowa, to John and Ann (Marshall) Geiger., He was a 1983 graduate of the University of Iowa School of Business. He was a loyal friend to many, and according to his nieces and nephews, he was the "best uncle." His hobbies included basketball, golf and traveling, and he also was an avid boater. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him., He is survived by his mother, Ann (Robert Nebel) Hubler of Crystal Lake; a sister, Kathy (Pablo) Cuevas of Trumbull, Conn.; a brother, Jim (Patricia) Geiger of Crystal Lake; his nieces and nephews, Jessica and James Geiger and Pablo, Olivia and Elizabeth Cuevas; his maternal grandmother, Leona Marshall of Michigan City, Ind.; a special friend, Norman Yambao of Chicago; his aunts and uncles, Mary Moskal of Elgin, Paul (Dolly) Marshall, John (Penny) Marshall and Leona F. Marshall; and many cousins., He was preceded in death by his father; and a stepfather, James Hubler., The visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, at Skaja Bachmann Funeral Home, 7715 W. Route 14, Crystal Lake. The funeral will begin with prayers at 10:15 a.m. Friday, June 3, at the funeral home and then precede to St. Thomas the Apostle Church for an 11 a.m. funeral Mass celebration. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dubuque, Iowa., In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010., For information, call 815-455-2233 or visit


 


 

Thomas, Julia

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Julia Thomas, nee Palarz , age 96; beloved wife of the late Joseph; loving mother of Patricia Newell, Elaine (James) Moore, Joanne Anthony (Peter Pujado), .....


 


 

Tony Steinberg

Thursday, June 2, 2011 12:03 AM 

Tony Steinberg, 79, of Liberty Village, Pittsfield, formerly of Belleview, Ill., died at 12:30 a.m. Sunday, May 29, 2011, at Liberty Village. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorial graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at Summit Grove...


 


 

VILLETTA BRUNDAGE

Villetta (Allen) Brundage, 97, went to be with her Lord April 25, 2011., She was born in Milledgeville, Ill., to Orville and Clara Allen. The oldest of five children, she graduated from Milledgeville High School as valedictorian and went on to Illinois State Teachers College in DeKalb. Her 26 years of teaching included everything from a one-room school house, a grade school class in LaGrange, high school at Malta, finishing with teaching second grade and then first, at Lee Elementary. She met her husband, Maurice, while teaching in Malta and they enjoyed 53 years together. She loved her churches – both the Brethren Church of Milledgeville and First Congregational Church of Malta, where she taught Sunday school for many years., Villetta lived in El Paso, Texas, since October 2001., She is survived by her daughter, Eleanor (Rob) Phillips; granddaughter, Sine Phillips; her sisters, Helen Kelly and Ann Millhouse; brother, Orville George (Jean) Allen; nieces, Mickey (James) Jewell, JoAnn Shafer, Catherine Kelly, Roseanne Kelly, Blenda (Barry) Williams, Karen (John) Hiscox, Debbie (Greg) Stubbs, Eileen (Dean) Johnson and Nancy Brundage; and nephews, Allen (Jill) Millhouse and Mark (Caralee) Kelly., She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, and her sister, Eva Simpson., A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with interment at Malta Cemetery., In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Villetta (Allen) Brundage Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115., For information, visit, or call 815-756-1022.


 


 

VONCZYK, SOPHIA D.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Sophia D. Vonczyk, age 52, suddenly April 16, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. Born Deborah Anne Zamorski in Chicago, childhood resident of Chicago and Schiller .....


 


 

Virgil Lee Snoddy II

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Virginia Byington

SPARTA -- Virginia Mae Byington, 93, died at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, in Sparta Community Hospital., Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in McDaniel Funeral Home in Sparta. Burial will be in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, both at the funeral home., Memorials may be made to the family.


 


 

Virginia L. Babb

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 2:41 PM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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Virginia Royster

CARBONDALE -- Viriginia M. Royster, 83, died Wednesday, May 25, 2011, in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale., Services will be at noon Saturday in Jackson Funeral Home in Carbondale. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Carbondale. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at the funeral home., Jackson Funeral Home of Carbondale is in charge of arrangements.


 


 

WARREN LEE "BUD" PARISH

Warren Lee "Bud" Parish, 84, of Sycamore, passed away Friday, May 27, 2011, at Kishwaukee Community Hospital in DeKalb. He was born July 20, 1926, in Big Rock, the son of Russell and Eva (Stolp) Parish., Mr. Parish served his country proudly with the United States Army during, . Bud was united in marriage on April 5, 1946, in Big Rock, to the former Miss Alvina Ruth Keenan and they spent the next 64 happy years together until her passing on June 3, 2010. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hinckley. Bud worked on several farms in the Big Rock area, and then was employed as a machinist and ended his career as the Big Rock Township Road Commissioner. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle who will be missed by all that knew him., Bud is survived by his children, Cynthia (Darrel) Evans, Rebecca (Jim) Leeser, Stephen (Patricia) Parish, Rendell Parish, Jill Ihssen, Jacque Brown, Bradley and Brian Parish; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; his brother, Robert (Sharon) Parish; and several nieces and nephews., He was preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Eva Parish; his wife, Alvina Parish; his grandson, Timothy Evans; and his siblings, Chester, Albert, Fay and Grace Parish Lewis., A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the English Congregational United Church of Christ, 301 Rhodes St., Big Rock, with the Rev. Kenneth Kramer officiating. A luncheon at the church will be served immediately following the funeral service, then entombment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Hinckley., Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Home & Crematory., For information, visit, or call 815-286-3247.


 


 

WASIELEWSKI, MARILYN

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Marilyn Wasielewski, nee Rozmus ; beloved wife of the late Joseph R.; loving mother of Andrea and Jennifer. Memorial visitation Friday, June 3 from 3 ..... 


 


 

WELKE, ELIZABETH N.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Elizabeth N. "Betty" Welke, nee Gergits , 97. Beloved wife of the late Fred C. Welke, Sr; devoted mother of Fred C., Jr. (Agnesanne) and ..... 


 


 

WHITE, BOB

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Today, we celebrate the life of Bob White. Although Bob passed on 5 years ago, his legacy endures in the many lives that he touched .....


 


 

WIESER, EMILY E.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM

Emily E. Wieser, nee Taborsky , age 100, beloved wife of the late Charles Wieser, Jr.; loving mother of Margaret "Corky" Dema, Diane "Mitzi" Wiseheart, ..... 


 


 

Warren D. Wright

ROBINSON - Warren D. Wright, 69, Robinson, retired assistant regional superintendent, died Tuesday (May 31, 2011). Graveside services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Mound Cemetery, Willow Hill. Visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson. Memorials:, or Lincoln Elementary School, Robinson.


 


 

William J. "Bill" Warner

SPRING GROVE – William 'Bill' J. Warner, 70, of Spring Grove, businessman and longtime resident, died suddenly Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Centegra Hospital – McHenry., He was born July 20, 1940, in Chicago, to Earl and Marie (Manski) Warner. He had served his country in the U.S. Air Force., He owned and operated Warner Resurfacing Co. for more than 35 years, resurfacing bowling lanes and later hardwood flooring. He was a member of the National Association for Independent Resurfacers and had served as a former president and treasurer. Active in his community, he served as a former Spring Grove trustee, during which time he acted as the police commissioner. An active member of the Nippersink Country Club, he golfed on a Monday morning and Thursday afternoon league and could be seen out on the course many Sunday mornings, as well. As well as his love of family and golf, he was a faithful and avid Bears fan., He will be greatly missed by his wife of 35 years, Irene (Kratunis) Warner; his children, Earl Warner, Ramona (Craig) Peasley, Pauline (Bob Trappe) Hill, Tammy (Scott) Meyer, Marie (Pete) Patterson and Sandy (Russ) Boelkow; his former daughter-in-law, Jodi Justice; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his siblings, Sharon Warner, Mike (Angela) Warner, Chuck (Karen) Warner, Linda (Scott) Mc Ewen and Sandra Warner., He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepmother, Margaret "Midge" (Reiser) Warner., The visitations will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 5, and again at 9 a.m. Monday, June 6, at K. K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake, with a 10 a.m. funeral at the funeral home. The Rev. Nathan Anderson will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedarvale Cemetery, Spring Grove., Memorials may be made to the, , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or the, , 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674., For information, call the funeral home at 847-587-2100 or visit


 


 

Wilma Hibbert Trapini

Wilma was born Nov. 3, 1934, in Quincy, a daughter of William and Elma Hulse Hibbert. She married Vince Trapini on March 14, 1953, in Gallup, N.M., and he preceded her in death., Wilma was a graduate of Proviso High School in Chicago. She was a production worker at Davis-Cleaver, then Swift Eckrich working for 29 years until her retirement., She was formerly a member of the United Methodist Church in Camp Point and was currently a member of Vermont Street United Methodist Church in Quincy., Wilma really enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and visiting with her friends was always a great joy., Survivors include her children, William "Bill" Trapini and his wife, Brenda, of Quincy, Theresa Gebauer and her husband, Ed, of Concorde, N.C., and Cathy A. Stephens and her husband, Matt, of Quincy; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren., Wilma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a great-grandson, Jonathan DeVerger., SERVICES: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Dr. Scott Grulke. Interment will be in Paloma Cemetery near Paloma., VISITATION: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.


 


 

ZAMORSKI, DEBORAH Deborah

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

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ZELEPUGAS, ADAM J.

Thursday, June 2, 2011 2:00 AM 

Adam J. Zelepugas passed away May 24, 2011 at home. Beloved husband and best friend of the late Valerie (Schramm); loving dad of Curt, .....


 


 

Zuma Moncrief

WYACONDA, Mo. -- Zuma Moncrief, 94, of Wyaconda, died June 2, 2011, in Clark County Nursing Home, Kahoka. The Gerth Funeral Service, Wyaconda, is handling arrangements.


 


 

'Steve' Scott

Thursday, June 2, 2011 9:00 AM - GateHouse Media, Inc.

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