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Earl Millard Jones, 94, of Danville

Earl Millard Jones, 94, of Danville, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Gardenview Manor.

Mr. Jones was born on December 21, 1923, in Etoile, Kentucky, the son of Joseph Lewis and Lucy Thompson (Greer) Jones.  He married Doris Shappard on July 19, 1948, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and later married Maxine Shanks.

He is survived by one daughter- Junie Crippin of Danville; four grandchildren- Jeremy Alan (Kathy) Crippin, Jennifer Malea (Shane) Dittmar, James Earl (Minda Pichon) and Jodie (Andy) Linne; and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, two brothers and two sisters.

He graduated from Armstrong High School in 1941 and later attended the Coyne Electrical College.   Earl served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945.  He was a member of the Hope United Church of Christ and First Baptist Church.  Earl was also a member of UAW #579.  He enjoyed restoring antiques, wood working, driving around, going to garage sales and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Earl Millard Jones’ Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Hope United Church of Christ, with Pastor Frank Hoss officiating.  He will be laid to rest following the services in Embury Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Potomac American Legion.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the UAW Local #579.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac to assist them in honoring Mr. Jones life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Evelyn "Babe" Jane Rice, 97, of Urbana, formerly of Potomac

Evelyn “Babe” Jane Rice, 97, of Urbana, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Clark-Lindsey Village, in Urbana.

Mrs. Rice was born on August 19, 1921, in Danville, the daughter of Ural Paul and Lela (Campbell) Saunders.  She married Gordon Albert Rice on September 1, 1943, in Eureka, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on February 16, 2004.

She is survived by one daughter- Paula J. Rice of Woodland Hills, California; one son- Dan S. (Lee Ann Davies) Rice of Cornelius, North Carolina; six grandchildren- Christopher G. Rice, Sinead R. Madigan, Shaughnessy D. Rice, Kelly M. Rice, Aloria J. Rucker and Samantha G. Rucker; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son-Stephen G. Rice; sister-Barbara J. Saunders and brother- James E. Saunders.

Mrs. Rice graduated from Potomac High School in 1939.  She later attended Western Illinois University.  Evelyn worked at Goodwine State Bank, in Potomac, for several decades, until her retirement as Vice President in 1983.  She was a member of the Middlefork United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed baking, knitting, reading, traveling and watching sports, especially basketball.  Evelyn was an avid supporter of the Potomac Public Library.  She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Evelyn “Babe” Jane Rice’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Middlefork United Methodist Church, in Potomac, with Pastor George Desmond officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or the Potomac Public Library.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Rice’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with her family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Linda DePoe, 73, of Ambia, IN

Linda DePoe, 73, of Ambia, IN, passed away at 12:20 P.M. Friday October 5, 2018, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston, IL.  She was born October 30, 1944, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Cordie L. and Nellie (McGinley) Phillips.  She married John Lawson and he preceded her in death.  She later married Thomas A. DePoe Sr. on May 9, 1977 in Sitka, AK, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet DePoe of WA; one daughter-in-law, Shelley Lawson of AK; one son, Thomas A. DePoe Jr. of IN; one brother, Cordie (Bobbi Jo) Phillips of Rossville, IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; and 2 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Wes Lawson Jr.; and a special friend, Herb Shaw.

Linda was a postal worker.  She attended the Ambia United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed making candles and ceramics.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. CST Wednesday October 17, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston VFW Post #4826, 428 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com
to view Linda’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Frank Lee Green, 87, of Hoopeston

Frank Lee Green, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:35 P.M. Sunday October 7, 2018 at Watseka Rehab and Nursing Health Care Center.  He was born December 20, 1931, in Buckley, IL, the son of Cecil and Amy Marie (Huser) Green.  He married Shirley Ann Unger in Peoria, IL, in 1951.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Tom Parker Unger.

Frank served in the United States Navy for four years.  After the service, he went to college on the GI Bill and attended the University of Illinois and Purdue University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and master’s degree in administration.  After college, Frank worked in the office at US Steel in Gary, IN and later worked in the Administrative Office at the school in Hobart, IN for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709.  Frank was very active in the town of Hobart, IN, while living there and was instrumental in getting a town swimming pool built.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with a masonic service being held at 6:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com
to view Frank’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Marjorie "Margie" F. Spear, 88, of Hoopeston

 

 

Marjorie “Margie” F. Spear, 88, of Hoopeston passed away on October 4, 2018. Cremation rites have been accorded with Anderson Funeral Home. Services will be held at a later date.

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Rolland "Boppy" Eugene LeClaire, 82, of Danville

Rolland “Boppy” Eugene LeClaire, 82, of Danville, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018, at home.

Mr. LeClaire was born on July 4, 1936, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Frederick and Armanda (Mullins) LeClaire.  He married Anna Falconer on June 10, 1962, in Rossville.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter- Dawn (Curtis) Smith of Cullman, Alabama; two sons- Tim (Anna) LeClaire of Danville and Brad LeClaire of Rileysburg, Indiana; four grandchildren- Blake (Laila), Brock and Brett Defenbaugh and Timothy LeClaire II; two great-grandchildren- Lucas and Sterling Defenbaugh; one sister- Ruth Ann McIntyre of Danville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister- Etta Mae LeClaire.

Rolland graduated from Danville High School, in 1954.  He worked at Teepak, as a chemical operator for 35 years, until his retirement in 1999.  He enjoyed traveling, tinkering around his house and listening to Elvis.  He was an avid Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and Illini fan.  His greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Rolland LeClaire’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Mike Harshman officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Following services cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. LeClaire’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Joan Eva Dugle, 83, of Hoopeston

Joan Eva Dugle, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at her home on Sunday September 23, 2018.  She was born September 5, 1935, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Eva (Petersen) Jiroch.  She married Roy E. Dugle Jr., on September 13, 1958 in Chicago.  He preceded her in death on June 4, 2014.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Wyss of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Jeffrey (Janice) Dugle of Apple Valley, CA, David (Tiffani) Dugle of Hoopeston, IL, and Joel (Ronda) Dugle of Sahuarita, AZ; one sister, Carole (Phil) Mathes of Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jon (Diana) Dugle of Cookeville, TN; sister-in-law, Frances Dugle of Deep River, Ontario, Canada; 10 grandchildren, Jordan, Kaaryn, and Riley Wyss, Corey, Kaylin, Trey, Kolin, Moriah, Garrett, and Tanner Dugle; two great-grandchildren, Payson and Liam Dugle; and four nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Steve) Cummer, Kimberly (Eduardo) Carreon, Eileen (Robert) Anderson, and Michael (Melissa) Mathes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kaaryn Dugle; and one son-in-law, Bradley Wyss.

Joan worked for the State of Illinois Unemployment Security until her retirement in 2004.  She served as a past secretary of her union, AFSCME Council 31 and was also a past president of the Hoopeston American Legion Auxiliary Post 384.  Joan enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved going to Disney World.

Joan’s family would like to give a special thank you to Misty Watson, Kathy Watson, Cody Wood, Travis Wood, Kim Wood, Sarah Wood, and Gail Klimas for their care and company to Joan throughout the years.

Per wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Friday September 28, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the donor’s choice.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Joan’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Marcella E. Strawser, 82, of Rossville

Marcella E. Strawser, 82, of Rossville, passed away at 11:07 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Mrs. Strawser was born on September 21, 1936, in Armstrong, Illinois, the daughter of Marion and Viva (Watson) Falconer.  She married Richard Strawser on September 8, 1955, in Rossville.  He preceded her in death on February 10, 2005.

She is survived by two sons- Scott (Patty) Strawser of Hoopeston and Kevin (Crystal) Strawser of Alvin; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother- Thelbert (Sheila) Falconer of Rossville; one sister- Nadine (Rolland) LeClaire of Danville; best friend- Dot and John Bray of Rossville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter- Teresa Branch.

Marcella graduated from Rossville High School.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker but also enjoyed working at antique stores and helping people in Rossville.  She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ and Rossville Historical Society.  She enjoyed ceramics, collecting antiques and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Marcella Strawser’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, at the Rossville Church of Christ, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Rossville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home, in Chrisman.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Marcella’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Joyce Lynn Williams, 68, of Hoopeston

Joyce Lynn Williams, 68, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:45 A.M. Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living in Paxton, IL.  She was born February 1, 1950, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Roy and Cozetta (Wagner) Fix.

She is survived by one son, Shawn (Rachel) Williams of Robinsonville, MS; two sisters, Carolyn Longest and Shirley Lane; two brothers, George (Sheila) Fix and Steve (Dixie) Fix; seven grandchildren, Kristopher and Kevin Williams, Heather, Chelsea, and Jessica Joyner, and Audri and Isaiah Byler; twelve great-grandchildren; and eighteen nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shanda Williams; one sister, Ginny Probasco and three brothers-in-law, Carl Longest, Ronnie Lane, and Leon Probasco.

Joyce had previously worked at Scranton’s, Dollar General, and the Hoopeston Bakery.  She was a member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, shopping, and having drinks at McDonald’s with her sisters. 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday September 24, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Joyce’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Dennis John Gerth, 75, of Wellington

Dennis John Gerth, 75, of Wellington, IL, passed away at 6:25 P.M. Sunday September 16, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born December 10, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the son of William and Caroline Gerth.  He married Gertie Dzik on April 6, 1968.  She survives in Wellington. 

He is also survived by two daughters, Sue (Eric) Sandquist of TX and Cynthia Gerth of IL; three sons, Matthew Gerth of AR, John Gerth of IL, and Robert (Melissa) Gerth of MO; one sister, Donna Knutson; three brothers, Donald (Jean) Gerth, Danny (Carol) Gerth and Dwayne (Lori) Gerth; thirteen grandchildren, Eric, Joshua, Matthew, Hanah, Joseph, Janel, and Josiah Sandquist, Matthew and Cody Gerth, Noel Godwin, Sarah Casile, and Jacob and Kurtis Emling; 10 great-grandchildren, Ariel, Zach, Yisraela Sandquist, Zayden and Laura Godwin, Elijah and Kammaia Gerth, and Christian, Elijah, and Grace Casile; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, David Gerth.

Dennis worked as a diesel mechanic until his retirement.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  He was a service officer of the VFW and American Legion in New Lenox.  Dennis enjoyed carpentry work, loved spending time with his family, and was a devoted and loving husband and father.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated, and a service will be held at a later date.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dennis’ eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Versa Louise Murdock, 91, of Danville

Versa Louise Murdock, 91, of Danville, IL, passed away at 1:54 A.M. Sunday September 16, 2018 at her home.  She was born July 2, 1927, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (Lane) Probasco.  She married John H. Murdock on November 27, 1947, at the First Christian Church in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Louise Reiss of Forest, MS and Constance Marie (David) Phillips of Danville, IL; one daughter-in-law, Laura Kaye Murdock of Danville, IL; two sisters, Thelma Mae Frederick of Hoopeston, IL and Martha Ann (Jim) Murdock of Arcadia, FL; 7 grandchildren, Bruce (Gina) Reiss Jr., Michelle (Dewey) Blansett, Deborah Irvin, Jeff (Cassandra) Murdock, Scott (Rayna) Setser, John (Tabitha) Murdock, and Ashlee (Rian) Watson; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; one son, John Murdock; one grandson, David L. Phillips; one son-in-law, Bruce Reiss; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.

Versa worked at DCFS in Danville for 20 years until her retirement in 1991.  She enjoyed camping, playing the piano, playing cards, and dancing.  She also enjoyed remodeling homes with her husband and family get-togethers.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 20, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com view Versa’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Teresa S. Rife, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

Teresa S. Rife, 59, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 9:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home.  She was born May 12, 1959, the daughter of Lee and Donna (Crane) Ogborn.  She married Howard Rife on July 2, 1977 in Pine Village, IN.  He survives.

 

She is survived by one daughter Patience Rusk; one son, Wyatt Rife; one sister, Connie Dale; three brothers, Doug Ogborn, Rick (Mary Ann) Ogborn, and Jim Ogborn; two grandchildren, Ryder Rusk and Abel Rife, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one niece, Chan’e Ogborn and one nephew Robbie Ogborn.

 

Teresa had her own cleaning service.  She enjoyed mushroom hunting and loved to watch superhero movies with her son.  Most of all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

 

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL., with Paul Sargent officiating.

 

A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Carle Oncology department, ICU, and Carle Hospice.  A special thank you to her good friend Mark Norton.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 2509 S. Neil St. St. 1 Champaign, IL 61820.

 

Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Teresa’s eternal tribute page and to send condolences to the family.

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Wallis A. Brockman "Wally" Wisdom, 83, of Hoopeston,

Wallis A. Brockman “Wally” Wisdom, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:00 A.M. Friday September 14, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born October 3, 1934, in Cofer, KY, the son of Elijah and Kizzie Marie (Jessie) Wisdom.  He married Betty Jane Field on September 8, 1952 in St. Joseph, MI.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by two daughters, Sharon (Andy) Delashmit of Oceanside, CA and Kathy (Brad) Cox of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Stephen (Robin) Wisdom of Mesquite, TX, Kenneth (Chris) Wisdom of Hoopeston, IL, and Scott (Connie) Wisdom of Hoopeston, IL; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wally worked at FMC in Hoopeston until his retirement and later worked at Schumacher Electric.  He attended the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed raising Shih Tzu dogs, boating, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 19, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor John Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

Memorials may be made to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Wally’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Hazelene (Smoot-Davidson) Emery, 84, of Danville, formerly of Westville

Hazelene (Smoot-Davidson) Emery, 84, of Danville, formerly of Westville, passed away at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Hazelene was born on February 1, 1934, in Clay County, Kentucky, the daughter of Garrett and Hazel (Robinson) Davidson.  She married William Emery Sr. on August 24, 1951, in Westville.  He preceded her in death.  

She is survived by one daughter- Kathy Jo Emery-Miller of Westville; three sons- Bill (Lynn) Emery Jr. of Catlin, Michael (Rebecca) Emery of Evansville, Indiana and David Emery of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; four grandchildren- Jennifer (Joey) Lamb, Amanda (Brad) Sashko, Karen Miller and Kayla Jo (Jake) LaFollette; four great-grandchildren- Landon Lamb, Emma and Everett Sashko and soon to be with us granddaughter “Peach” LaFollette; brother- Ralph Smoot of Carol Stream, Illinois; and special cousin and friend- Roberta Carlton of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son-in-law- Jim Miller.

Hazelene was a long time member of the Westville Church of Christ and Central Park Church of Christ.  She was a lifelong faithful believer in our Lord Jesus Christ helping others to faith for decades.  She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Hazelene was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them play as often as she could.

A Celebration of Hazelene Emery’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the VA Illiana Protestant Chapel, with Pastor Bob Cornell officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Danville National Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the VA Chapel.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Emery’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Helen A. Mikel, 96 of Rossville

Helen A. Mikel, 96 of Rossville, IL., passed away at 7:40 A.M.  on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Autumn Trace in Attica, IN.  She was born October 26, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Mary Mae (Roe)  Ridge.  She married Roscoe Mikel on February 11, 1939.  He preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by four sons, Kenneth (Rita) Mikels of Rossville, IL., Richard (Connie) Mikels of Covington, IN., Donald (Connie) Mikel of Covington, IN., and Daniel Joe (Mickey) Mikel of Rossville, IL., twelve grandchildren, Brenda Cooper, Kenneth Wayne (Meg) Mikels Jr., Laurie (Steve) Beach, Tonya Mikels, Tasha (Scott) Swank, Theresa (Casey) Hancock, Tina Newland, Jeff Mikel, Angela (Russ) Purcell, Pam (Bob) Novack, Dan (Melissa) Mikel, and Tami Hack, eight step grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, sixteen great great grandchildren, and three step great great grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by two sisters, six brothers and a grandson, John.

 

Helen retired from Joan of Arc.  She was a very caring homemaker.  She was a lifelong member of the Antioch Church of Christ.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and preparing food for others.  The center of her life was her faith and her four sons and their families.

 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Antioch Church of Christ 37604 North 1900 Road Rossville, IL. 60963.  Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Autumn Trace 1287 E. Main St. Attica, IN. 47918.

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Florence Barker, 86, of Hoopeston

Florence M. Barker, 86, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 11:20 A.M., on Sunday, September 2, 2018,

 at Hoopeston Carle Regional Hospital.  She was born January 8, 1932 in Milford, IL., the daughter of James M. and Lizzie Ann (Osborn) Stebbins.  She married Ralph “Dick” Barker on July 2, 1949 in Danville, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 25, 1977.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy (Charlie) Parker of Hoopeston, IL., one sister – in – law, Shirley Stebbins of Catlin, IL., ten grandchildren, seventeen great – grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Becky Zapata, one sister, two brothers, and one great - grandchild.

 

Florence was a housewife.  She attended the Chestnut Street Church of Christ for many years and loved her family dearly.

 

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 7, 2018  at Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St.  Hoopeston, IL 60942.

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Florence’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Raymond Dale Willard, 93, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of rural Rossville

Raymond Dale Willard, 93, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of rural Rossville, IL, passed away at 6:08 A.M. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was born on February 1, 1925, at his family’s home in rural Rossville, IL, the son of Dale H. and Edna (Heaton) Willard.  He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Ann Morgan, on January 20, 1946, at the bride’s home in Rossville.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Ann (Charles) Potter of Henry, TN; two sons, Steve (Jane) Willard of Rossville, IL and Mark (Susan) Willard of Rossville, IL; 9 grandchildren, Matt (Nichole) Willard, Allen (Trisha) Willard, Sarah (Carey) Aubrey, Charles “Bud” (Kristina) Potter, Molly Potter, Robert (Kristin) Potter, Thomas (Rebecca) Potter, Andrea (Dan) Buechsenschuetz, and Allison Willard; 11 great-grandchildren, Evan, Aryn, and Dane Willard, Mason, Morgan, and Oliver Willard, Torin Willard-Hays, Amelia and Isaac Buechsenschuetz, Kaitlyn and Elliott Potter, and Emery and Madeline Potter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Alice Tuggle Culbert and Jeanne Rife; one brother, Donald Willard; and one great-grandchild, Andi Mae Willard.

Ray farmed the family farm for 42 years.  In 1976, he started a farm partnership with his sons.  He served in the United States Army Air Force from October 1943-November 1945 in Italy as a nose gunner on a B-24.  He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in rural Rossville. He served on the Rossville School Board for 13 years and was instrumental in the unification of the Rossville and Alvin school districts.  Ray also helped form the Rossville Fire Protection district.  He was a past 4-H leader of the Antioch 4-H Club and volunteered at the Rossville Historical Society.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and woodworking.  Ray especially enjoyed making barn siding creations.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday September 4, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 5, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rossville American Legion Post #733, the Rossville Historical Society, or the Rossville Fire Protection District.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Ray’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Robin Lee Cox Sr., 69, of Hoopeston

Robin Lee Cox Sr., 69, of Hoopeston, passed away at 12:58 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hoopeston Carle Regional Health Center.

Mr. Cox was born on March 30, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Ernest and Betty (Reinberger) Cox.  He married Marlene Churchman on February 14, 2003, at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church.  She survives.

He is survived by one step-daughter- Lynn Kirland of Hoopeston; and one step-son- Jack Michaels of Hoopeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Robin Cox Jr. and one brother- Gregory Cox.

Robin graduated from high school, in Columbus, Ohio, and later served in the United States Army.  He worked as home healthcare aide for Addus Home Health and as a car detailer at Urich Motors.  He previously attended the Hoopeston United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed lifting weights and collecting items.

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There are no services scheduled at this time.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Cox’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with his family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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James David Ingram, 71, of Hoopeston

James David Ingram, 71, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:55 A.M. Friday August 31, 2018 at his home.  He was born February 17, 1947, in Iroquois, IL, the son of Sam and Wanda (Adwell) Ingram.  He married Carole Whiteman on October 19, 1974 at the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Amee Bowen of Bismarck, IL; two sons, David Ingram of Hoopeston, IL and Richard (Nicole) Ingram of Bismarck, IL; two sisters, Nancy Hardwick of Hoopeston, IL and Denise Rebsen of Miami, FL; one brother, Charles (Gloria) Ingram of Benton, IL; 2 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Johnson; two brothers, Wendell Ingram and Sam Ingram Jr; one sister-in-law, Marcella Ingram; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Hardwick and George Rebsen.

James worked at the Milford Canning Company for 22 years.  He was a member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed gardening, tending to his peach trees, collecting model cars and flashlights, and doing word searches.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 6, 2018 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the church with Rev. David Bowen officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view James’ eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Terry Lee Weathers, 75, of Bismarck

Terry Lee Weathers, 75, of Bismarck, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Friday. August 31, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Terry was born on October 7, 1942, in Penfield, Illinois, the son of Russell and Dorothy (Kirby) Weathers.  He married Mary Moulden on March 2, 1963, in Potomac.  She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters- Doris (Mike) Pundt of Bismarck and Deanna (James) Whitlow of Potomac; one son- Andy Weathers of Bismarck; five grandchildren- Kayla (Rob) Harrier, Brandon (Katie) Pundt, Katie Whitlow, Chyanna Pundt and Jake Whitlow; five great-grandchildren; three sisters- Marneda Mackiewicz of Danville, Donna Brown of Tolono and Sharon Benny of Moberly, MO; his favorite dog- Ezmay; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers- Ronald Weathers, Dwayne Weathers, Dwight Weathers and Mike Weathers, and one sister- Bonnie Foster.

Terry worked at Hyster, in Danville, for over 30 years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, decorating for Christmas and spending time with family.  If you were a friend of Terry's you knew it, and once you were his friend you were always his friend, especially if you were a fisherman. 

A Celebration of Terry Lee Weather's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  Following the services he will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Terry's life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Rafael Zamarripa, 62, of Hoopeston

Rafael Zamarripa, 62, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:35 P.M. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  He was born March 24, 1956 in San Juan, TX, the son of Santos and Vicenta (Ramirez) Zamarripa.  He married Martha Colunga on September 2, 1981 in Danville, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by three daughters, Anna Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL, Casandra Avalos of San Antonio, TX, and Roxanna Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Rafael (Sylvia) Zamarripa Jr of San Antonio, TX, Miguel (Jessica) Zamarripa of Fenton, MO, and Roberto Zamarripa of Joliet, IL; six sisters, Delores Mercado of Idaho, Guadalupe (Isreal) Solis of La Grulla, TX, Matilde Mery of Pharr, TX, Frances (Antonio) Pena of Mission, TX, Josefina Rodriguez of Andrews, TX, and Concepsion (Jose) Palomo, Donna, TX; seven brothers, Maximiliano (Ahida) Zamarripa of Alice, TX, Santos (Alma) Zamarripa Jr of Alamo, TX, Antonio (Norma) Zamarripa of Otterbein, IN, Vicente Zamarripa of Andrews, TX, Genaro Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL, Santos Zamarripa III of Hoopeston, IL, and Manuel Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL; 10 grandchildren, Brock, Benjamin, Cristiano, Jonathan, Miguel Jr, Jathan, and Jovanni Zamarripa and Matthew, Mason, and Christina Avalos; several nieces and nephews; and special great-niece and great-nephew, Toni Kelly and Ely Wells.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; father-in-law, Amadeo Colunga; one sister, Sara Zamarripa; and one brother, Miguel Angel.

Rafael served as a medic in the United States Army.  After the service, he worked at Kraft Foods for 33 years, where he was also a medic.  In 1995, he began working as a medic for the Hoopeston Ambulance, which later became Carle.  He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston.  Rafael was a past coach for the Hoopeston Hornets and served as the athletic director for many years.  He also coached little league for many years.  He loved all the kids that he coached throughout the years.  Rafael enjoyed listening to music and singing, loved to cook and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday September 6, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday September 7, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Thomas Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Rafael’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Joan Frances Gillespie, 87, of Fithian

Joan Frances Gillespie, 87, of Fithian, passed away at 6:20 a.m. Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at Hawthorne Inn, in Danville.

She was born on September 6, 1930, in Peoria, Illinois, the daughter of Lawrence and Mary (Ritschel) Gilles.  She married Sidney Gillespie on June 26, 1964, in Danville.  He preceded her in death in August of 1972.

She is survived by one daughter- Deborah Edmondson of Louisville, Kentucky, three sons- Patrick (Denise) Gillespie of Danville, Paul Gillespie of Fairmount and Joe Gillespie of Fithian; one brother- Bernard (Mary) Gilles of Kickapoo, Illinois; one sister- Christine (George) Lafollette of Oak Hill, Illinois; ten grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister- Carol Fairbank, brother- Charles Gilles and daughter-in-law- Karen Gillespie.

Joan worked for over 30 years as a bookkeeper for area automotive dealerships.  She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church.  Joan enjoyed genealogy, crossword puzzles, watching cooking shows and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Joan Frances Gillespie’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, September 1, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Embury Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Joan’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Juan Resendez Linares, 95, of Hoopeston

Juan Resendez Linares, 95, of Hoopeston, passed away at 10:11 a.m. Saturday, August 25, 2018, at home with his family by his side. 

Mr. Linares was born on September 23, 1922, in Querétaro, Mexico, the son of Arcadio and Eduarda (Resendez) Linares.  He married Margarita Vargas on June 10, 1949, in Harlingen, Texas.  She preceded him in death on May 8, 2014.

He is survived by one daughter- Maribel (Ken) Baumberger of Indianapolis; five sons- Juan Jose “Joe” (Jane) Linares of Ft. Madison, Iowa, Ernesto “Ernie” Linares of Hoopeston, Raul “Rudy” (Lori) Linares of Westville, George (Amy) Linares of Hoopeston and Raymond (Sarah) Linares of Bloomington, Illinois; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two brothers- Bartolome Linares and Domingo Linares; and one sister-Maria.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter- Maria Linares, son- Eduardo “Eddie” Linares and two infant sons.

Juan worked for over 30 years at Joan of Arc, in Hoopeston, until his retirement in 1989.  He was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, where he was very active in helping around the church.  Juan enjoyed being outdoors and working in his yard.  Juan will be fondly remembered by family and friends: great sense of humor, quiet dignity, strong work ethic, faithfully lived his values and lead by example.  Juan will be missed but never forgotten.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, with Fr. Thomas Gibson as the main celebrant for the Holy Mass of Christian Burial.  Following the services he will be laid to rest in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  A Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  Memorials may be made in Juan’s name to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Juan’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Marcella P. "Sally" Sheppard, 97, of Hoopeston,

Marcella P. “Sally” Sheppard, 97, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:37 P.M. Thursday August 23, 2018, at her home.  She was born February 20, 1921, at home in rural Hoopeston, the daughter of James and Anna (Lannon) Jennett.  She married Eugene Sheppard on April 21, 1941.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by eight children, Ronald (Karen) Sheppard of Chatsworth, IL, Judy Becker of Wilmington, NC, Steve (Virginia) Sheppard of Hoopeston, IL, Neil (Connie) Sheppard of St. Anne, IL, Gayle (Pete) Davitto of Clarksville, CA, Duane (Linda) Sheppard of Hoopeston, IL, Joellyn (Mark) Hamm of Tilton, IL, and Jeannine (Don) Arvik of Colfax, IL; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Missy Stephens, Maggie Cope, and her dog Daisey.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kathleen Smith and Elizabeth Malady; and two brothers, Bernard Jennett and Robert Jennett.

Sally was a homemaker.  She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston, where she also served on the Alter and Rosery Society.  She was a master of crossword puzzles, an avid bridge player, and enjoyed playing Rummikub.  She also enjoyed tennis, square dancing, clogging and wintering in Florida.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday August 27, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral mass will begin at 2:00 P.M. on Monday at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Thomas Gibson and Father Ted Pracz officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St Vincent de Paul Society – St Anthony; the National Multiple Sclerosis Society 525 West Monroe Street, Suite 1510 Chicago, IL 60661; or the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Sally’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Marie Lucille Lockhart, 95, of Hoopeston

Marie Lucille Lockhart, 95, of Hoopeston, passed away at 11:03 pm on Wednesday August 22, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living, in Hoopeston, IL. 
 
She was born August 27, 1922 in Hoopeston, Illinois, the daughter of Herman and Mable (Roberts) Brown.
 
She married Charles Wm. Lockhart December 20, 1941. He preceded her in death on March 22, 1988.
 
She is survived by one granddaughter, Beth (Matt) Roberts of Urbandale, IA; two great-grandchildren, Joshua and Lindi Roberts; daughter-in-law, Louise Lockhart of Urbandale, IA and also several nieces and nephews.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Dale Brown; two sons, Barry and Randall Lockhart; and one granddaughter, Belinda Lockhart.
 
Marie was a homemaker. Marie and husband Charles delivered the Danville Commercial News to the carriers for many years. She was a member of the Wellington United Methodist Church in Wellington, IL.
 
A Celebration of Marie Lucille Lockhart’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August, 27, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  She will be laid to rest Floral Hill Cemetery following the services.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Marie’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
 

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Mary Jewell Wise of Hoopeston, Illinois

Mary Jewell Wise of Hoopeston, Illinois, passed away Monday, August 20, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  Visitation will be Friday, August 24, from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, Illinois.  The funeral will be Saturday at 1:00 P.M. at the First Christian Church 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, Illinois.

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

 

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Jose Louis "Joselito" Ramos Jr., 32, of Pinson, AL, formerly of Wellington

Jose Louis “Joselito” Ramos Jr., 32, of Pinson, AL, formerly of Wellington, IL, passed away on Wednesday August 15, 2018.  He was born December 7, 1985, in Chicago, IL, the son of Jose Louis and Sherry Katherine (Landram) Ramos Sr., who survive in Wellington, IL.  He married Desiree Elise Solis on April 1, 2006 in Milford, IL.  She survives in Pinson, AL.

He is also survived by two daughters, Trinidy Tess Ramos and Annelise Athena Rae Ramos; two sons, Jose Louis Ramos III and Gabriel Austin McKelvey; 8 sisters, April Ramos, Samantha (Daniel) Oikion, Dianna Irizarry, Bianca (Juan) Martinez, Felisha Ramos, Ala Ramos, Mariah Ramos, and Lilliana Ramos; 5 brothers, Joseph Kraus, Eric (Amanda) Ramos, Joey Lee Miranda, Nico Ramos, and Carlos Ramos; and many nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Diana Solis.

Jose owned his own diesel mechanic company, Diesel 911, for many years.  He served in the United States Navy from May 2006 – November 2010, where he served as a chef.  He enjoyed bowling, cooking, golfing, and riding his motorcycle.  He also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, and traveling.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday August 23, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home, with Father Thomas Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice or to a fund that has been set up for his children at First Financial Bank 323 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Jose’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Leonard L. Dale, Sr., 74, of Wellington,

Leonard L. Dale, Sr., 74, of Wellington, IL, passed away at 9:23 P.M. Saturday August 11, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, IL.  He was born March 13, 1944 in Watseka, IL, the son of Harold Anderson and Ruby Alice (Roach) Dale.  He married Connie Ogborn on June 15, 2011 at the Wellington United Methodist Church in Wellington, IL.  She survives in Wellington.

He is also survived by one daughter, Teresa (Jeff) Rife of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, Leonard (Jane) Dale Jr., of Fort Myers, FL and Austin Dale of Okeechobee, FL; 6 step-sons, Joe (Amy) Rieches of Hoopeston, IL, Steve (Jill) Rieches of Oakwood, IL, James (Janelle) Bell of Hoopeston, IL, Rick (Mary Ann) Ogborn of West Lebanon, IN, Jim Ogborn of Wellington, IL and Doug Ogborn of AZ; one sister, Rena (Jeff) Gudeman of Wellington, IL;  one brother, Danny (Dana) Dale of Thomasboro, IL; 5 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren and two nephews, Billy Bruens and Steve Bruens Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Justin Dale.

Leonard attended the Wellington United Methodist Church in Wellington, IL.  He enjoyed gardening and riding on the golf cart with his grandkids.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday August 17, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow.

Memorials may be made to the Wellington United Methodist Church 110 E. Main St. Wellington, IL 60973.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Leonard’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Joyce Watson, 81, of Hoopeston

Joyce A. Watson, 81, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:49 P.M. Wednesday August 8, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born April 8, 1937, in Wellington, IL, the daughter of Lem and Faye (Highfill) Carter.  She married Arnold Watson on September 5, 1953 in Danville, IL.  He survives. 

She is also survived by one daughter, Jodie (Jim) Sollars of Wellington, IL; two sons, Danny (Donna) Watson of Hoopeston, IL and Tim (Donna) Watson of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Judie Rush of Hoopeston, IL; 6 grandchildren, Chad (Kaylee) Watson, Jason (Jess) Watson, Abby (Nate) Johnson, Jamie (Josh) Miller, Kelsey (Matt) Daniel, and Kaylee Sollars; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandson, Joseph Watson.

Joyce worked in the activity department at the Hoopeston Nursing Home.  She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and no services will be held.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Joyce’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Bill Gholson Sr., 84, of Hoopeston

Bill D. Gholson Sr., 84, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:53 P.M. Tuesday August 7, 2018 at his home. He was born July 3, 1934 in Hoopeston, IL, the son of Vernon and Helen (Thornburg) Gholson. He married Willia Mae Thomas on July 27, 1951 in Wellington, IL. She preceded him in death on December 21, 1980.
He is survived by four daughters, Gloria (Jim) Cade of Woodbury, MN, Sheila (Doug) Stabile of Oakton, VA, Nora Gholson of Hoopeston, IL, and Brenda (Brian) Stevens of Port Washington, WI; one son, Dr. Bill D. (Jane) Gholson of Ashland, OR; 5 sisters, Mary (Earl) Knapp of Bloomington, IL, Alice Butts of Tilton, IL, Shirley (Butch) Sondgerath of Ambia, IN, Betty Boehme of Hoopeston, IL, and Pat (Ron) Sondgerath of Indianapolis, IN; 7 grandchildren, Jeanne, Tim, and Zachary Cade, Spencer and Max Stabile, and Chloe and Kenzie Stevens; 3 great-grandchildren, Elijah, Maddox, and Aziza Cade; and many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his longtime friend and companion, Ruth Neathery.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, Vernon (June) Gholson, Carl (Helma) Gholson, Bob (Marcella) Gholson, and Bernard Gholson; and 3 brothers-in-law, Earl Knapp, Larry Butts, and Wayne Boehme.
Bill worked at American Can for 43 years until his retirement in 1996. He was a past member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston and the Hoopeston Historical Society. He enjoyed watching boxing and martial arts. Bill loved Civil War history and genealogy.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday August 13, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

 

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Alex Jacob Pickett, 22, of Gibson City, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL

Alex Jacob Pickett, 22, of Gibson City, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:07 A.M. Monday August 6, 2018 at his home.  He was born July 29, 1996, in Danville, IL, the son of Bradley and Amy (Blackwell) Pickett.  He married Taylor Lange on February 20, 2018 in Sanibel Island, FL.  She survives in Gibson City, IL.

He is also survived by his parents, Brad and Amy Pickett of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Madeline Pickett of Hoopeston, IL; one brother, Ryan (Madison) Pickett of Milford, IL; maternal grandparents, Steve and Barb Blackwell of Hoopeston, IL; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mark and Lisa Lange of Gibson City, IL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lucas and Samantha Lange of Gibson City, IL; and two nephews, Carson and Jaxson Lange.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ray and Barb Pickett and one cousin, Sydni Blackwell.

Alex worked at Star Chrysler in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding around and hanging out with his friends.

A visitation will be held 4:00 -8:00 P.M. Thursday August 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday August 10, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

 

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Carol Boyd, 77, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. Tuesday August 14, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. Per her wishes, she will be cremated following the visitation. No service or burial will be held. Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. 
 

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Marilyn Rosa Phillips, 63, of Hoopeston

Marilyn Rosa Phillips, 63, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:14 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at home.

Marilyn was born on January 17, 1955, in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Orville and Thelma Christmas Britt.  She married Robert Phillips, in 1989, in Lafayette, Indiana.  He preceded her in death in 2005.

She is survived by one son- Curtis Dalton of Lafayette; four grandchildren- Cody Dalton, Haley Dalton, Gavin Dalton and Sierra (Kyle) Davis; one great-grandchild on the way; one brother- Ronnie Britt of Indiana; and two sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, husband, one brother and one sister.

Marilyn enjoyed cooking, playing computer games, word puzzles and sewing.

Cremation rites have been accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home.  There will be a memorial service held at a later date.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Ada Mae (Goin) Seiters, 90, of Hoopeston

Ada Mae (Goin) Seiters, 90, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:04 P.M. Sunday August 5, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born October 1, 1927, in Cheneyville, IL, the daughter of Vernal Herbert and Mary Howard (Hartman) Goin.  She married William Edward Seiters on September 7, 1948 in Templeton, IN.  He preceded her in death. 

She is survived by two daughters, Marsha Bogard of Hoopeston, IL and Patricia (Richard) Smith of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, John Seiters of Hoopeston, IL and William (Josie Lindsay) Seiters Jr., of Hoopeston, IL; 13 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, William Lee and Vernal Dale; one daughter-in-law, Kathy; two sisters, Cora (Alfred) Denton and Pearl Goin; and two brothers, Roy (Nettie) Goin and Russell Goin.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday August 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Ada’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Nettie Kelnhofer, 84, of Hoopeston

Nettie Naomi Kelnhofer, 84, of Hoopeston, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Monday, August 6, 2018, at her home.

Nettie was born on July 4, 1934, in Dutch Creek, Kentucky, the daughter of George Alfred and Mary Elizabeth (Anderson) Dean.  She married Herbert Roy Kelnhofer on February 3, 1949, in Kentucky.  He preceded her in death on September 16, 2001.

She is survived by four daughters- Regina (Don) Sollars of Florissant, Colorado, Mary Ann (Rick) Kincade of Racine, Wisconsin, Sherry (Rick) Hayn of Hoopeston and Christy (Dave Miller) Wood of Watseka; one son- Art (Kristy) Kelnhofer of Hoopeston; eighteen grandchildren- Tammy, Tricia, Andrea, April, Ben, Michael, Shane, Stacy, Mandy, Kari, Sara, John, Darren, Adam, Krissy, Joy, Joanna and Jeanne; forty great-grandchildren- Stella, Sam, Griffin, Cale, Julian, Gannon, Gabrielle, Alyssa, Carsyn, Jada, Skyler, Jackson, Alyvia, Cort, Cameron, Mercedes, Andon, Sydnee, Cain, Colt, Emma, Macy, Megan, Rachel, Zachary, Emmitt, Eastyn, Kaley, Dylann, Sammie, Gavin, Miranda, Caitlynn, Brianna, Kelsey, Alexis, Haley, Christopher, McCayla and Collin; one great-great-grandson-Kaden; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers- James, Earl, Arie and Dillard, four sisters- Vela, Martha, Lucille and Betty and two grandsons- Herbert and Dale.

Nettie worked at TRW, Essex, Howard Industries and as a home health caregiver.  She was a member of the VFW Post #4826 Auxiliary, former Girl Scout Leader and a room mother at school for her children when they were younger.  She enjoyed making wreaths, cross stitch, cooking and traveling.

A Celebration of Nettie Kelnhofer’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 11, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Floral Hill Cemetery following the services.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Alzheimer’s Association, or to the Dutch Creek United Methodist Church, 1389 Dutch Creek Road, Burkesville, Kentucky 42602.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Nettie’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Leon Polson, 66, of Hoopeston

Leon Polson, 66, of Hoopeston, passed away 3:45 a.m. Sunday, August 5, 2018, at home.

Leon was born on July 13, 1952, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Earnest and Sarah Anna (Crabtree) Polson.  He married Patricia Hile on March 14, 1981, in Woodland.  She preceded him in death on August 29, 2010.  He later married Chris Kutch Johnson on October 8, 2016, at Manns Chapel.  She survives.

He is also survived by one step-son-Chad Johnson of St. Peters, Missouri; sister-in-law- Janice Polson of Hoopeston; three nieces- Karen (Darrin) Eighner of Rankin, Lois Cox of Stateline, Indiana and Linda Nosler of Hoopeston; and two nephews- Kevin (Monica) Polson of Cheyenne, Wyoming and David (Deb) Nosler of Hoopeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother-Gene Polson and sister- Lucille Nosler.

Leon graduated from Hoopeston Area High School in 1970.  He later graduated from DACC, in 1972, and from EIU, in 1974.  Leon owned and operated Polson Insurance Agency, in Hoopeston, since 1980.  He was a member of the Hoopeston Jaycee’s and Star Lodge #709.  Leon enjoyed traveling, camping, spending time with his family and he was an avid Chicago Bears fan.  He also enjoyed his cats and he loved to always be working.

A Celebration of Leon’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  He will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home, with Masonic Services at 7:00 p.m.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Jaycee’s or Star Lodge #709.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Leon’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Terry Lee "Pappy" Polson, 69, of Hoopeston

Terry Lee “Pappy” Polson, 69, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:15 A.M. Friday August 3, 2018 at his home.  He was born April 10, 1949, in Lecta. KY, the son of Ollie and Marrianna (Gilpen) Polson.  He married Sharon Carl on September 23, 1988 in Fowler, IN.  She survives in Hoopeston.

 He is survived by two daughters, Lea Ryna (Tim) Glass of Corbin, KY and Teri Michelle (Jeff) Compton of Edmonton, KY; two sons, Mark (Tara) Polson of Monroe, GA and Matthew (Brandi) Carl of Danville, IL; one brother, James (Mary Jo) Polson of Hoopeston, IL; grandchildren, Maggie Polson, Jessica and Josh Huff, Andrew Shoemaker, Alex Shoemaker, Brittany and Timmy Ennis, Amber Glass, Corey and Robin Holcomb, Christy Harper, Mikael Holcomb, Sawyer Carl, Raegen Carl, Samantha Tull, and Anjoelina Anderson; great-grandchildren, Jacie Ennis, Eva Ennis, Karalyne Holcomb, C.J. Holcomb, Eliza Ray, Layla Ray, Easton Holcomb, Nathan Holcomb, and Izabelle Lee and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; stillborn twin sisters; and one grandson, Kaeden Lee.

Terry worked for Don Ervin for several years.  He then worked for ERH, Hyster, and most recently ThyssenKrupp Crankshaft Company.  He attended the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston.  Terry was a Hoopeston Jaycees member for many years, did volunteer work for the Hoopeston Animal Shelter, and he and his wife Sharon put on the fishing derby in Hoopeston for 20 years.  He enjoyed playing music, woodworking, fishing, and watching NASCAR.  Terry also enjoyed visiting with friends and family.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday August 8, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. John Morris and Rev. Bud McMasters officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Terry’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Jamie Eugene Moore, 43, of Hoopeston

Jamie Eugene Moore, 43, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:10 P.M. Wednesday August 1, 2018 in Danville, IL.  He was born December 14, 1974 in Danville, IL, the son of Kenneth E. “Butch” and Sharon Kay (Redman) Moore.  They survive in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by his significant other, Cheyenne Lee; two sons, Kenneth Moore and Kingston Moore; one daughter, Bayleah Moore; two brothers, Tim Burke and David Wallace; four sisters, Angela Burke, Kelly Deline, Christy Burke, and Beth Pinkerman; one granddaughter, Raen Amelia Jaramillo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; one aunt, Georgia Rutledge; and two uncles, Joe Rutledge and Bill Simpson.

Jamie was a laborer, working construction.  He served in the United States Marine Corp. and attended New Beginnings of Hoopeston Church.  He loved his dogs and helping others.  Jamie especially loved spending time with his children.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday August 7, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Pastor Bruce McQuigg officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to his children C/O First Financial Bank 323 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Jamie’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Nancy Marie Hines, 71, of Armstrong

Nancy Marie Hines, 71, of Armstrong, passed away at 8:39 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Nancy was born on May 11, 1947, in Urbana, the daughter of Herman and Anna (Eiskamp) Boten.  She married Harold Hines on October 31, 1965, in Thomasboro.  He survives.

She is also survived by two daughters- Kim (Brad) Velliquette of Armstrong and Angie Lance of Potomac; five grandchildren- Kelsey (Jeremy) Jones, Kourtney (Trent) Fermanich, Kody Newell, Brianna Lance and Brittany Lance; one great-grandson- Jordan Jones; one sister- Eunice Mumm of Sidney: and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one infant brother- Bobby Boten.

Nancy graduated from Armstrong High School, in 1965, and later attended Danville Beauty School.  She was the owner/operator of Nancy’s Beauty Shop, for over 49 years, until her retirement in 2015.  She was a member of Number 10 Church.  Nancy enjoyed bowling, playing the piano and organ, attending gospel concerts and was a lover of chocolate chips.  She also enjoyed mowing and riding in the tractor, spending time with her grandchildren and she was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

A Celebration of Nancy Hines Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 4, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Embury Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Brandon Umbarger Memorial or the Number 10 Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Nancy’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Rupert Anthony Ellegood, 87, of Sullivan, Illinois, formerly of Hoopeston

Rupert Anthony Ellegood, 87, of Sullivan, Illinois, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away Wednesday August 1, 2018, at Mason’s Point, in Sullivan.

Mr. Ellegood was born on June 17, 1931, in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, the son of R.L. and Agnes (Lee) Ellegood.  He married Goldie L. Ellegood, in July of 1966.  She preceded him in death on June 7, 2009.

He is survived by one daughter Linda Sue Brandenburg of Northville, Michigan; one son- Michael Anthony Ellegood of Lady Lake, Florida; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, one daughter- Betty Jean McFarland, three brothers and three sisters.

Rupert graduated from Fulton High School, in Fulton, Kentucky.  He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1959.  He was a member of the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Masonic Lodge, Moose Lodge and American Legion. 

Graveside services for Rupert Ellegood will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday, August 3, 2018, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Father Tom Gibson officiating.  Military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  Masonic services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Rupert’s life.  Memories of photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Dennis Wade "Pa" Seals, 86, of Hoopeston

Dennis Wade “Pa” Seals, 86, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:15 P.M. Friday July 27, 2018 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton in Paxton, IL.  He was born June 21, 1932, in Rossville, IL, the son of Wade and Laura (Rudy) Seals.  He married Agnes Osborn on August 21, 1952 in Danville, IL.  She survives.

He is survived by one daughter, Christina Denise (Daniel) Downing of Ash Grove, MO; one son, Kenneth Dennis (Janet) Seals of Hoopeston, IL; 6 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Wade and Laura Seals; his step-mother, Ora Seals; 3 sisters; 2 brothers; and 2 step-brothers.

Dennis worked as a farm hand for many years.  He served in the United States Army during the last of World War II.  He attended the Rossville Church of Christ.  Dennis enjoyed tinkering in his garage.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post No. 384.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL 60963.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dennis’ eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Shala J. "Jeannie" Schmidt, 77, of Hoopeston

Jeannie Schmidt, 77, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:25 P.M. Sunday July 22, 2018 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  She was born October 26, 1940, in Milford, IL, the daughter of William and Clarabelle (McIntyre) Anderson.  She married David Schmidt in Decatur, IL.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Shala (Jeff) Funk of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Sam (Angie) Bell of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters, Roberta (Clifton) Lawson of Danville, IL and Marilyn (Buddy) Weber of Valparaiso, IN; two brothers, Bob (Judy) Anderson of Wheatfield, IN and Tim (Starla) Anderson of Cissna Park, IL; four grandchildren, Natalie (Brian) Pettice, and Carly, Isaiah, and Hannah Bell; three great-grandchildren, Vaida, Chris, and Mackenzie; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Shirley Watson and Dottie Perigo; and one brother, Tom Anderson.

Jeannie enjoyed crafts such as painting and making floral arrangements.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday July 26, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Highway, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Jeannie’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Robert "Dick" A. Norris, 83, of Hoopeston

Robert “Dick” A. Norris, 83, of Hoopeston, passed away at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, July 19, 2018, at Heritage Health.

Mr. Norris was born on May 24, 1935, in Burkesville, Kentucky, the son of John and Crettie (Scott) Norris.  He married Mary Margaret Bailey on May 30, 1959, in Hoopeston. She preceded him in death on February 20, 2002.

 He is survived by one daughter- Judy (David) Burk of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sons- Mike (Sandy) Norris of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Rob (Lori) Norris of Florence, Kentucky; five grandchildren- Elyse (Timothy) Wells, Alyson (Leer) Sobee, Avery Norris, Brennan Norris and Sarah Norris; one great-grandson-Connor Wells; one brother- Billie Norris of Hoopeston; two sisters- Ruby Milton of San Antonio, Texas and Mary Lou Hickey of Dunlap, Tennessee; sister-in-law- Treedy Norris of Hoopeston; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers and two sisters.

Mr. Norris served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958.  He worked as a machine operator at Tee Pak in Danville, for over 30 years, until his retirement in 1997.  He enjoyed walking, fishing, woodworking and he was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Graveside Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2018, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Full military honors will be conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dick’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Donald Lee "Bud" Ervin Jr., 56, of Hoopeston

Donald Lee “Bud” Ervin Jr., 56, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 10:55 P.M., Tuesday, July 17, 2018, at the Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  He was born November 1, 1961, the son of Donald and Joyce (Hickerson) Ervin Sr.

 

He is survived by his mother Joyce of Hoopeston; one sister, Regina Ervin of Hoopeston; one brother Eric Ervin of Hoopeston, and six nieces and nephews, Jarred Stone, Michael Ferrell, Daniel Ferrell, Ethan Ervin, Justin Weston, and Matthew Ervin.

 

He is preceded in death by his father and one brother Tony Ray Ervin.

 

He graduated from the U of I with a Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Donald’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Anna Marie "Ann" Clouse, 95, of Hoopeston

Anna Marie “Ann” Clouse, 95, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:05 A.M. Thursday July 5, 2018 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston, IL.  She was born February 28, 1923 in Iroquois County, IL, the daughter of Oscar and Mamie (Johnson) Carlson.  She married Earl E. Clouse on February 20, 1942 at her parent’s home in Hoopeston, IL.  He preceded her in death on January 24, 2001.

She is survived by two sons, Curt (Marilyn) Clouse of Cherry Valley, IL and Stan (Margo) Clouse of West Fargo, ND; one sister, Helen Howard of South Holland, IL; 4 grandchildren, Derek (Anna) Clouse, Leigh Ann (Tim) White, Neil (Stacey) Clouse, and Ryan (Noelle) Clouse; 7 great-grandchildren, Lucia Clouse, Brennan and Jack White, Drew and Ben Clouse, and Katie and Cooper Clouse.  She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother-in-law, Woodrow Howard.

Anna was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston.  She served as the secretary/treasurer of the Jolly Dozens and the Marry Circle, was on the membership committee for the Hoopeston Historical Society and volunteered at the Hoopeston Nursing Home for 37 years.  Anna loved to play games especially Bunko and Euchre.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday July 10, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in the East Lynn Cemetery in East Lynn, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or Hoopeston Historical Society 326 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Anna’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

 

 

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Darren Thomas Rust, 34 of Rural Cissna Park

Darren Thomas Rust, 34 of Rural Cissna Park died at 3:51 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2018, in rural Rankin.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 7, 2018, at Grace Lutheran Church, Rankin with Rev. Jennifer Hartweg-Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Rankin Union Cemetery, Rankin.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 6, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E. Pells Street, Paxton and one hour before the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church, Rankin.

Darren was born June 16, 1984 in Urbana the son of Thomas Wayne and Barbara L. Kuchenbrod Rust. He married Nicole Reno.

He is survived by his parents of Rural Cissna Park; a son, Levi Thomas Rust; one brother, Travis (Abigail) Rust of Rural Rankin; paternal grandfather, Wayne Rust of Rural Rankin; maternal grandmother, Barbara Kuchenbrod of Armstrong; maternal grandfather, Harry Kuchenbrod of Pensacola, Florida; a niece, Adilynn, a nephew Nolan and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Rust.

Darren graduated from Cissna Park High School in 2002 and from Parkland College with an Associate’s Degree in Diesel Mechanics. He was a diesel mechanic for Birkey’s Farm Store, Hoopeston for more than ten years.

He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Rankin. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and turning wrenches. Darren loved to “rawk”. His greatest love was his son, Levi.

Memorials may be made to an organization of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered at www.baierfuneralservices.com.

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Norma Jean Deck, 80, of Hoopeston

Norma Jean Deck, 80, of Hoopeston, Illinois, passed away at 5:25 a.m. on June 28, 2018, at her home.

A Celebration of Norma Jean Deck’s Life will be at 11: 00 a.m. Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Rev. John Franklin officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

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Rosemary Reed, 87, of Hoopeston

Rosemary “Rosie” Reed, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:35 P.M. Sunday July 1, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  She was born February 18, 1931, in Henning, IL, the daughter of Leonard and Aural (Turner) Misner.  She married Wayne “Puzz” Reed on March 29, 1949, at the Antioch Church of Christ in rural Rossville, IL.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Cindy Reed of Danville, IL; one son, Dennis (Kathy) Reed of Prescott Valley, AZ; one sister, June (Andrew) Nebesnyk of Bismarck, IL; one brother, Dean (Ruth) Misner of Hoopeston, IL; special niece and nephew, Dave and Darlene Musk, who were always there to help; great-nieces and great- nephews, Adam Musk, Allison Allison, Donald Wayne Reed, and Jennifer Young, who were like grandchildren to her; step-grandchildren, Josh Stout and Crystal Stout; and many Reed and Misner nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Rosemary worked at Hoopeston High School as a school cook for 25 years.  She was a member of the Cheneyville Church of Christ and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  She loved bowling and spending time with her family and extended family.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday July 5, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday July 6, 2018 at the funeral home, with Rev. Roger Evans officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Rosemary’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Peggy Ann Bailey, 87, of Hoopeston, IL

Peggy Ann Bailey, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:35 P.M. Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston, IL.  She was born February 26, 1931, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Ross and Edythe Marie (Odle) Hedgecock.  She married Ollie Dwayne Bailey on September 24, 1951, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two sons, Rod (Rosey) Bailey of Gilbert, AZ and Phil Bailey of Hoopeston, IL; one sister-in-law, Shirley Counsellor of Topeka, KS; 3 grandchildren, Masen Norton, P.J. Bailey, and Summer Bailey; 6 great-grandchildren, Kaydence Bailey, Carter Bailey, Kinzley Bailey, Kambrey Bailey, Kaizley Bailey, and Bentley Cain Smothers; and several nieces and nephews.  She is also survived by several treasured life-long friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Brad Bailey; and one brother, Byron Hedgecock.

Peggy worked at Stokley Van Camp as the bookkeeping supervisor and later at CIPS until her retirement.  She was a member of the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene, where she served as the church pianist for 68 years.  Peggy also served as the John Greer High School class of 1949 reunion treasurer. 

A visitation will be held 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday July 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday July 2, 2018 at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or Carle Center for Philanthropy Hoopeston Facility 701 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Peggy’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Norma J. Deck, 80, of Hoopeston

Norma J. Deck, 80, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at her home.  Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.

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Ronald Leroy Phillips, 72, of Fowler

Ronald Leroy Phillips, 72, of Fowler, died, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was born, May 31, 1946, in Danville, IL, to the late Leroy "Firp" & Ethel Marie (Moore) Phillips. He was a 1964 graduate of Ambia High School. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving as a Medic in the United States Army from 1965-1968. Ron worked as a mail handler for the US Postal Service, for 33 years, retiring in 2013. He married Nancy (Kult Daws) Phillips, December 15, 1993, in Watseka, IL; she survives. Ron was a Lifetime member of the VFW, in Hoopeston, IL; he was also a member of the AMVETS, in Fowler & the American Legion in Hoopeston, IL, Boswell & Fowler. He enjoyed spending time with his Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren, bowling & golfing. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.

Surviving with his Wife, Nancy, Fowler, are his Son,  Jeffrey (Wife, Nikki) Phillips, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2 Grandsons, Cole (Fiancé , Sara) Phillips & Cellen Phillips, 3 Step-Sons, Matt Daws, Adam Daws & Phillip (Wife, Sharyl) Daws, 5 Step-Grandchildren, Ashley Boundy, Kaylee (Fiancé, Jason Whitaker) Daws, Kerri Daws & Chelsy & Cheyenne Stepp, 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren, Karter & Leroy, Sister, Jane Painter, Ambia & Brother, Jim Phillips, Hoopeston. He is preceded in death by a Brother-in-Law, Jay Painter.

A Celebration of Ron's Life will be Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 1-4 PM, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein. Graveside Military Honors will be, at 11 AM, Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Dunnington), 2960 S. State Road 71, Fowler. In following Ron's wishes PLEASE dress casual; preferably shorts. Also, NO flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to Fowler AMVETS Post #102, 116 E. 5th St., Fowler, IN 47944 or St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (C/O, Mark Flook) 1616 S. 600 W., Fowler, IN 47944. Visit www.shoemakerfh.com or Shoemaker Funeral Home- Otterbein, Indiana Facebook page to leave any condolences or to share a memories & pictures of Ron.

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Rodney B. Schroeder Sr., 76, of Hoopeston

Rodney B. Schroeder Sr., 76, of Hoopeston passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born February 18, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Charles and Ruth Carter Schroeder and they preceded him in death in addition to three brothers, Charles, Melvin and Arthur “Arkie”; and two sisters, Evelyn Schroeder and Waneta Lane.

He married Betty Mae Jones on January 23, 1960 in Milford and they had five sons who all survive, Rodney “Butch” (Carol) Schroeder of Milford, Tim (Michelle) Schroeder of Tilton, Danny (Linda) Schroeder of Watseka, Bill (Charlotte) Schroeder of Thomasboro and Randy (Margo) Schroeder of Rantoul. Betty preceded Rodney in death on June 28, 2000. He later married Addie Bell Calvert in May of 2003 in Milford and she survives in Hoopeston. He is also survived by one sister, Charlene Schroeder of Milford; two brothers, Terry Schroeder of Milford and Ron (Theresa) Schroeder of Milford; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Milford Nazarene Church, where Rodney was a member. Rev. Robert Killion will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Milford Nazarene Church or Carle Hospice.

Please share a memory of Rodney at knappfuneralhomes.com.

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Dorothy M. Geddes, 93, formerly of Watseka

Dorothy M.  Geddes, 93, formerly of Watseka passed away at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Hoopeston, IL.  She was born on June 26, 1924 in Wapakoneta, OH, the daughter of Eylar and Ethel (Stoltey) Brunskill.

 

Dorothy married Charles Geddes of Milford on October 28, 1951 in Reddick, IL.  He preceded her in death in 1998.

 

Dorothy touch many children’s lives having taught for 28 years.  She started her teaching career in Manlius, Illinois, then as the Home Economics teacher at Milford Township High School.  She then taught 3rd grade at Milford Grade School and finally 2nd grade at Nettie Davis in Watseka, Illinois.  Dorothy was a firm believer in education and had a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.  She had an interest in genealogy.  She always enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and had a passion for teaching.

 

Dorothy was a longtime member of the Watseka Methodist Church and Fortnightly Group, various Bible studies groups, along with the Retired Teachers Association.  She was interested in Agriculture, a member of the 4-H House at the U of I, and was a member of the University of Illinois Home Extension Group.

 

She is survived by her children Robert (Becky) Geddes of Hoopeston, IL., Richard (Melinda) Geddes of Colorado Springs, Co., and Barbara (David) McCann of Clifton Park, NY., and several grandchildren.

 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, IL.

 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any local public library or to the donor’s choice.

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dorothy’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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James Miles, 76, of Champaign and formerly of Hoopeston

ames Miles, 76, of Champaign and formerly of Hoopeston, passed away Wednesday,   June 13, 2018 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois.

A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Illinois. Pastor Adam Taubert will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 .  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Mary Eileen Zemke, 79, of Hoopeston

Mary Eileen Zemke, 79, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:29 P.M. at her home.  Mary was born August 31, 1938, in Rossville, IL., the daughter of Willard and Lavena (Holstine) Hughes.  She married Fred Zemke on June 2, 1972.

 

She is survived by her husband, Fred; her daughter Rhonda (Hale) Greaves of Zionsville, IN.; her son Cole (Kristin) Zemke of Brownsburg, IN.; two sisters, Jeane Johnson of Peachtree City, GA., and Susan Queen of Ipswich, MA.; three brothers, Russell Hughes of Hoopeston, IL., Joseph Hughes of Watseka, IL., and David Hughes of Hoopeston, IL., four grandchildren, Brian, Tristan, Olin and Keane.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Robert and her brother – in – law Will Johnson.

 

Mary worked at FMC Corp in Hoopeston.  She was a member of the Jehovah Witness congregation in Danville, IL.  Her special interests were baking, walking, reading, lawn mowing, and serving Jehovah.  She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, housekeeper and friend of many people.

 

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 and 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the funeral home.  The burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to Watchtower, the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL. 60942 or to the Donor’s Choice.

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Gail V. Teegarden, 63, from Rossville

Gail V. Teegarden, 63, from Rossville, passed away at 5:25 am Friday,  June 15, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital , Urbana, Illinois. Funeral Services are Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston. Graveside will follow at Rossville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Nancy J. Hari 75 of Cissna Park

Nancy J. Hari 75 of Cissna Park

 

Arrangements are pending with Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. 

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Patricia Balanoff 85 of Milford

Patricia Ann Balanoff, 85, of Milford passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Carle Regional Health Center in Hoopeston. She was born March 18, 1933 in Harvey, the daughter of George and Mary Krueger Stowe. She married Victor Balanoff on November 20, 1970 in Stockland and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

She is survived by three daughters, Christy Cartwright of Danville, Debra Dawson of Milford and Lisa (Gerald) Allen of Milford; one son, Bruce (Hang Ye) Cartwright of Milford; seven grandchildren, Cody Cluver, Adam Cluver, Stephanie Dawson, Andrea Luthy, Nick Dawson, Kori Cartwright and Kyle Allen; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Stowe of Milford; and her very special friend, Maynard Marquis of Donovan.

Mrs. Balanoff was a member of the Milford Christian Church. She had worked at Uarco in Watseka for many years. She loved her grandchildren and attended all of their events. She also loved her animals.

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Brent Zastrow will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Milford Christian Church or ICARE.

Please share a memory of Patricia at knappfuneralhomes.com.

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Dale Evans, 82, of Brook, IN., formerly of Wellington

Dale Evans, 82, of Brook, IN., formerly of Wellington, IL, passed away at 3:48 A.M., Thursday June 7, 2018.  He was born December 6, 1935 at his home in Wellington, IL., the son of Merle and Opal (Wall) Evans.

 

He is survived by one sister, Rita (Dr. John) Thompson of Honolulu, Hawaii; two nieces, Dr. Karen (Keith) Comacho, and Julie (Robert) Mosely; one great-niece, Miranda; and one great-nephew, Grayson.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 

Dale attended Chapman and Wellington grade schools.  He moved to Brook, IN., where he finished high school and graduated with honors.  After graduation, he took a job at the Brook Post Office for several years.  He then served in the National Guard.  After that, he returned to the farm to raise Kosher Veal calves and to work construction and be a heavy machine operator.  Due to a farming accident he was forced to quit and sell the farm, but he kept the homestead.  He collected antique guns, cars and trucks.  Dale was a life member of the NRA, liked watching Nascar, belonged to several gun and car clubs, and enjoyed boating and surfing.

 

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. CST Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M.CST on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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Shirley Lee Van Camp, 82, of Potomac

Shirley Lee Van Camp, 82, of Potomac, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at home.

Shirley was born on September 2, 1935, in Danville, the daughter of Leonard and Eva (Schweighart) Garland.  She married Cedric O. Van Camp on July 16, 1955, in Tilton.  He preceded her in death on November 8, 2006.

She is survived by two daughters- Debby Larkin of Potomac and Jeannie Van Camp of Paxton; son- Cedric R. Van Camp of Potomac; four grandchildren- Amy Larkin, Adam Van Camp, Melissa Freeman and Tyrel Truncale; one sister- Connie Shaw of Tilton; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson- John Tyler and brother-in-law- Edgar “Bud” Shaw.

Shirley graduated from Danville High School.  She was a member of the Midwest Bass Association.  Shirley enjoyed fishing, gardening, feeding hummingbirds and spending time with her grandchildren.

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there are not any services scheduled at this time.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Shirley’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Edgar "Bud" Shaw, 74, of Tilton

Edgar “Bud” Shaw, 74, of Tilton, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at home with his family by his side.

Bud was born in Danville on April 23, 1944, to Edgar and Dottie Shaw.

He graduated from Danville High School, in 1962.  He worked as a Sergeant for the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department, retiring after 20 years.  Later he was a driver at Auto Zone for 10 years and worked part time for 12 years at the Tilton Police Department.

On June 4, 1966, he married the love of his life Constance Garland.  She survives.

Bud is also survived by his mother-Dottie Davis; sister- Iris Magers; two brothers- Chris (Diana) Shaw and Ray (Joan) Shaw; two sons- Todd (Kristy) Shaw and Brian (Patty) Shaw; grandchildren- Haley and Jarrett Shaw, Ryan Marrow, Brent Shaw, Nicholas Grant and Hillary Colon; and great-grandchildren- Sophia, Brewer and Baylor Bott.

He was preceded in death by his father and infant daughter-Deana.

Bud enjoyed spending time with his family, racing, boating and fishing.  He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Masons.  He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.

A Celebration of Edgar “Bud” Shaw’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Central Park Church of Christ, in Tilton, with Pastor Darin Perkins officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the church.  He will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park following the services.  Memorials may be made to Central Park of Church of Christ.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Shaw’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Vivian F. Gillispie, 82, of Hoopeston

Vivian F. Gillispie, 82, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:23 A.M. Thursday May 31, 2018, at her home in Hoopeston. She was born August 8, 1935, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Donald Ervin and Vera (Olson) Williams.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Don) Olszewski of Crown Point, IN, and Sheri L. Lau of Crown Point, IN; son-in-law, Ben Mitkus of Hoopeston, IL; 10 grandchildren, Danna, Tiffany, Scott, Joey, Tanya, Amanda, Julie, Bobby, Kimberly, and Sheri; 5 great-grandchildren, Tabitha, Alan, Alisha, Dylan, and Jordyan; one great-great-grandchild, Aryianna; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Vera Mitkus; one son, Edward Gillispie; one sister, Florence Ervin; and one brother, Don Ervin.
Vivian retired from Electro Motive in McCook, IL and later worked as a bus driver. She served as the secretary of Union 179 Auto and the secretary of Local 330 Pace Drivers. She became a foster parent at age 75. Vivian enjoyed making crafts, flower arrangements, jewelry, and lamps. She also enjoyed cooking and making her own recipes and was a self-taught painter.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A graveside service will follow the visitation and will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Robert "Bob" Charbonneau, 66, of Hoopeston

Robert Harold “Bob” Charbonneau, 66, of Hoopeston and formerly of Kankakee, finished the race, passed this life and was welcomed into the arms of his Lord at 11:25 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living, Hoopeston.

Bob was born April 5, 1952 at Kankakee, the son of Hector W. and Mary Electa Frazier Charbonneau. He married Angela Miller on Aug. 21, 1975, at Kankakee. She preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 2000. He later married JoAnn Gocking on June 22, 2002, at Hoopeston.

Surviving to cherish the gift of his memory are his loving wife, JoAnn Charbonneau of Hoopeston; one son, Jason (Stacy) Charbonneau of Papineau; one stepdaughter, Rebecca (Kevin) Mullikin of Clifton; two stepsons, Stephen Miller and Robert Miller, both of Kankakee; a sister, Deborah (Lyle) Meyer of Bonfield; a brother, William (Karen) Charbonneau of Dyer, Ind.; eight grandchildren: Zackary (Kristine Bodemer) Charbonneau, Katelynn (Brett) Duby, Logan Charbonneau, Vincent Cook, Cassandra (Sean Jardine) Price, Racheal, Jeffery and Alicia Miller; two great-grandchildren, Justin Jardine and Natalee Duby; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sherry (Chris) Hammersley of Bonfield. He is also survived by his devoted “fur babies” TJ, Minerva and Molly and will be welcomed at the Rainbow Bridge by Samantha, Timmy and Lucy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and an infant granddaughter.

Bob graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais High School in 1970. He held several certifications in computer programming, electrical engineering and purchasing management from Control Data Corporation and United State Steel Corporation. He retired after 30 years with U.S. Steel where he worked in purchasing and materials management. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Atlas Tube in Chicago and Thyssen-Krupp Crankshaft in Danville. From 2008-2014, he owned and operated The Christian Handyman LLC in Hoopeston, specializing in computer service and repair.  

He enjoyed traveling, visiting garage sales, antique stores and flea markets with his wife, riding his motorcycle and playing the guitar. He also took great pride in caring for his lawn and landscaping. His greatest enjoyment, however, was sharing his faith in God with anyone who would listen. Bob was baptized in the Catholic Church, but spent his later years serving and worshipping in several faith communities, most recently the Hoopeston First Church of God and the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday June 7, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday June 8, 2018 at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials are suggested to the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (HART) 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Bob’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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William "Bill" Medler, 67, of Hoopeston

William “Bill” Kelly Medler, 67, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:15 P.M. Sunday June 3, 2018, at his home.  He was born November 26, 1950, in Fairfield, IL, the son of Harry Charles and Alma Mae (Grissith) Medler.  He married Darlene Knapp on December 21, 1985 in Cissna Park, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived two sisters, Sarah (Gene) Talbert of Evansville, IN and Margaret (Paul) Lange of Newton, IL; and 6 nieces and nephews, Mark and Scott Talbert, Cassie, Jasmine, and Nikki Gramm and Karl Lange.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

 Bill was a high school chemistry and biology teacher until his retirement.  He was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church, where he did a lot of volunteer work.  He loved helping others and was a volunteer for hospice and a landscaping volunteer at the Hoopeston Presbyterian Church.  Bill enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling. 

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  No burial will be held.

Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61821 or Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com
to view Bill’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Virginia Rose Schultz Camp, 82, of Danville. Formally of Collison

Virginia Rose Schultz Camp, 82, of Danville. Formally of Collison

 

A Celebration of Virginia Camp’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Reverend Judith Ridlen officiating.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Collison Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Virginia’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Lavon E. Silver Hoagland 98 years

Lavon E. Silver Hoagland (98 years) passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Presence Merkle-Kniprath Countryside in Clifton, Illinois. Graveside Service will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, Illinois at 1100 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Pastor Cathy Najmon will be officiating. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Presence Merkle-Kniprath Countryside, 1190 E 2900 North Road, Clifton, Illinois or Kankakee Valley Hospice, 482 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914. 

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Virginia L. Powell, 68, of Hoopeston

Virginia L. Powell, 68, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:15 A.M. Monday May 28, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born August 27, 1949, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Ivor Nathaniel Powell Sr. and Isabelle G. (Glover) Powell. 

She is survived by two sons, Jason (Tara) Moore of Rankin, IL and Jeromy (Audrey) Powell of Rankin, IL; four granddaughters, Jasmine, Alexis, Julia, and Liberty; one step-granddaughter, Jordan; two great-grandchildren, Harlynny and Arianna; one sister, Margaret Shine of Normal, IL; one brother, Jerry (Sue) Powell of Hoopeston, IL.  She is also survived by several cousins; nieces; one nephew; aunts; and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Tina Powell; one sister, Yvonne Green; two brothers, Bill and Ivor Powell Jr.; one grandson, Mason Lee Powell; one great-grandson, Kh’yae Zae Moore; a niece, Billie Jo; a nephew, Dustin Powell; and many aunts and uncles.

Virginia worked most of her life.  She was a supervisor at United Technologies in Hoopeston and also in South Carolina.  After becoming disabled, she moved back to Hoopeston.  She enjoyed playing bingo.  Her greatest joys were her sons, her grandchildren, and her cat Sassy.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated and her family will hold a service at a later date.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Virginia’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Jerry G. La Mar, 73, of Westville, formerly of Rossville

Jerry G. La Mar, 73, of Westville, formerly of Rossville, passed away at 2:59 a.m. Friday, May 25, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Jerry was born on November 11, 1944, in Rossville, the son of Vernon and Laverna (Dukes) La Mar.  He married Phyllis Van Driessche, on June 20, 1980, in Danville.  She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters- Mindy Burchett of Coweta, Oklahoma, Missy (Randy) Nelson of Wagoner, Oklahoma and Tammy (Charles) Frakes of Porter, Oklahoma; two sons- Brian (Lynda) Alexander and Freddie (Dawn) Alexander of Summerville, South Carolina; one brother- Les La Mar of Cayuga, Indiana; two sisters- Judy Riley of Danville and Joyce (Greg) Fisher of Plainfield, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Jerry served in the United States Army, from 1969 to 1971.  He worked at ESCO for several years, until his retirement.  He was a member of the Rossville American Legion.  Jerry enjoyed camping, dancing, playing cards and pool and spending time with his family.

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Rossville Cemetery.  According to his wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. La Mar’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at; www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Earl "Bates" Brown, 93, Milford

Earl “Bates” Brown, 93, a lifelong Milford resident passed away on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at his home in Milford. He was born on September 14, 1924 in Milford, the son of Earl and Mary (Adams) Brown. He married Frances Minard on June 26, 1948 and she preceded him in death on February 16, 2016.

Surviving are two daughters, Deborah (Tom) Landry of Tucson, AZ and Linda (Jay) Slife of Union Grove, WI; one son, Daryl Brown of Hoopeston; four grandchildren, Justin and Ben Slife and Jessica and DJ Brown; seven great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Andrew, Leah, Alana, Maggie, Layla, and Jay R.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife and parents, Bates was preceded in death by two sisters, Betty McCray and Lauradean Hinkle; and one brother, Cecil.

Bates was an avid sports fan. In high school, he was the captain of his football team and athlete of the year in 1942. He liked to talk about his team’s achievement as conference champs, which didn’t happen again until his son’s team years later. In his youth, he also played on the Milford Indies softball team. He later served as a Boy Scout leader, financial secretary of Carpenter’s Union Local 1793 and on the Milford High School Board of Education.

Being drafted right out of high school, Mr. Brown served three years in the Army Air Corps during World War II as Crew Chief on a B29 bomber on the island of Tinian in the South Pacific. He was assigned to the atomic bomb squadron and helped maintain the famous B29 Superfortress, Lucky Lady.

Upon returning home after the war, Mr. Brown owned and operated Bates Brown & Son General Contracting for 40 plus years. During that time, he built close to 100 homes and businesses in Milford and the surrounding area. After retirement from his own business, he served for 20 years as Iroquois County Construction Inspector retiring from that position a few weeks prior to his passing.

Mr. Brown was a member of the Milford Christian Church and served humbly. He had enthusiastically built the church earlier in his career, an effort he wore as a great badge of honor.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Milford Christian Church in Milford. Revs. Neil Larimore and Brent Zastrow will officiate.

Burial will take place at 1:00 pm on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Maple Grove Cemetery with graveside military rites by Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice or Milford Christian Church.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

Please share a memory of Bates at knappfuneralhomes.com.

     

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Lois F. Cramer, 88, of Hoopeston

Lois F. Cramer, 88, of Hoopeston, IL., passed this world on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 1:30 in the afternoon surrounded by her family and in the loving care of the nurses at HCRH and the IMH Hospice.  Lois was born June 18, 1929, the daughter of Azzie and Buelah (Martin) Carter.  She married Lloyd (Bud) Cramer on July 2, 1950 in Watseka, IL. 

 

She is survived by her son, John (Sandy) Cramer of Hoopeston, IL.; her son-in-law, Robert (Dorothy) Rickart Jr.; her grandson, Casey (Amber) Cramer of Watseka, IL.; and her great granddaughter, Summer Cramer of Watseka, IL., and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd (Bud) Cramer, two sisters, two brothers, her daughter Melody Rickart, and her granddaughter Brandi Rickart.

 

She worked for the Hoopeston School system as a secretary at Lincoln Grade School, Honeywell Grade School, and John Greer Grade School until her retirement.

 

Lois was an avid gardener, loved to crochet hand towels, do craft work, and crossword puzzles.  Her favorite pastime was sitting in the front row watching her great granddaughter, Summer play basketball, and sitting in a lawn chair watching her play softball and all the bragging rights that went with it.

 

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow at 12:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Lloyd Simpson officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

 

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Clyde Runge, 81, of Brunswick, GA

 

 

Clyde Albert Otto Runge, 81, of St. Simons Island, GA., passed away at 9:50 A.M. Monday, May 14,2018 at Hospice of Golden Isles in Brunswick, GA.  He was born April 24, 1937, the son of Edward and Bertha (Grandt) Runge.  He married Nancy Hamilton on August 8, 1959 in Springfield, IL.  She survives in St. Simons Island, GA.
 
He is survived by his daughter Elizabeth ‘Liz” Runge of St. Simons Island, GA.; his son John Runge of Hoopeston, IL.; his brothers Edward (Pat) Runge of College Station, TX and Robert (Sandra) Runge of St. Peter, IL.; his grandchildren, Arlina (Richard) Kaake, Lindsey Crose, Jordan Crose, and Laney Runge; his great grandchildren Gabrielle Kaake, Alisyn Kaake, and Rachel Kaake and five nieces and seven nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Wendell, Calvin, and Carl Runge.
 
  Clyde was an Agriculture and Farm Products Salesman, his last working was at Conagra.  Growing up, he attended the St. Peter Lutheran Church in St. Peter, IL and then later attended the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Hoopeston, IL.  He loved to travel.  He enjoyed his morning coffee club with his buddies at the Candy Kitchen in Tuscola, IL.  He also enjoyed fishing, doing crossword puzzles, playing golf and collecting more golf balls than he knew what to do with.  He was meticulous about his perfect lawn and he was a man who always helped his neighbors.
 
A visitation will be held 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.
 
 In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hospice of the Golden Isles 1692 Glynco Parkway Brunswick, GA. 31525 or to Magnolia Manor 2255 Frederica Rd. St. Simons Island, GA 31522.
 
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Clyde’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Zelda Marie Kuchenbrod 78, Pensacola, Florida.

Zelda Marie Kuchenbrod passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at her home in Pensacola, Florida.
 

Zelda was born in Paxton, IL on August 16, 1939 to Orville and Roxie (Fox) Henson. Zelda married Harold G. Niccum on May 9, 1959. A daughter, Cindy, was born on June 1, 1960. Zelda then married Harry C. Kuchenbrod on September 24, 1982.
 

She was preceded in death by daughter, Cindy; her parents; brother, Thomas Henson; sister, Barbara Keefe and sister, Shirley Henson.
 

Zelda is survived by her husband of 35 years, and step-children Ralph Kuchenbrod (Ellen) Tolono, IL; Barbara Rust (Tom), Cissna Park, IL; Gary Kuchenbrod (Sandra), Pesotum, IL; Jerry Kuchenbrod (Kim), Armstrong, Il; and Barry Kuchenbrod (Vonda), Nashville, TN; Granddaughter Amanda Nelson; step-granddaughters Katie George, Allison Kuchenbrod, and Emily Kuchenbrod; step-grandsons Joseph Kuchenbrod, Benjamin Kuchenbrod, Clifford Kuchenbrod, Emmett Kuchenbrod, Darren Rust, Travis Rust, eleven step-great grandchildren; and one brother-James Henson of Thomasboro, IL.
 

Zelda graduated from Paxton High School in 1957. A life-long learner, she earned an Associate’s Degree from Wayland Baptist University in Texas and a Bachelor’s degree in 1992 from Eastern Illinois University. As an exemplary student at EIU she was awarded membership in the adult education honor society Alpha Sigma Lambda,
 

Zelda began her working life as an operator with a central Illinois telephone company. When the phone system was automated she moved into a typist position. Zelda’s storied civil service career began in 1977 at Chanute AFB, IL (1977-1992), Sheppard AFB, TX (1992-2000), and retiring at NAS Pensacola, FL in 2003. As a civil servant Zelda served as group commander secretary at Chanute. Seeking challenge, Zelda applied for and was hired as a technical instructor in the Aircraft Fuels System Maintenance Course at Chanute AFB. When Chanute closed, Zelda transferred to Sheppard AFB in Wichita Falls, TX. Zelda retired as a Training Specialist at NAS Pensacola, FL.
 

Zelda was an avid reader and an accomplished landscape artist.

A Celebration of Zelda Kuchenbrod’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Patti Wise officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Zelda’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Peggy E. Brammer 72 of Milford

Peggy Ellen Brammer, 72, of Milford passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Cissna Park. She was born May 24, 1945 in Milford, the daughter of Lillian Kincade Buhrmester and LeRoy Haxton. She married Jim Brammer in Milford on April 1, 1994 and he survives.

She is also survived by two sisters, Judy England of Cissna Park and Glenda Evans of Lexington, KY; three brothers, Harvey (Portia) Haxton of Clarksville, TN, Orville Haxton of Cissna Park, and Jim (Linda) Buhrmester of Milford; two grandchildren; step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one daughter-in-law, Anita Perkins.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Troy and Keith Perkins; her father, LeRoy Haxton; her parents, Vernon and Lillian Buhrmester; sister-in-law, Gay Haxton; and brother-in-law, Don England.

Mrs. Brammer attended Milford schools and enjoyed knitting.

Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.

Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice (525 E. North St., Suite C in Bradley, IL 60915) or the donor’s choice.

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Nancy R. Allen, 79, of Milford

Nancy R. Allen, 79, of Milford passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at her home. She was born May 8th, 1938 in Milford, the daughter of Levi E. and Marie Long Allen.

She is survived by her four sons, Gordon French of Ft. Myers, FL, Dan French of Springfield, IL, Brad Dean (Myriam) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Mark Dean (Natalie) of Sherman, IL; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her brother, Elmer Allen of Milford; her sister, Opal Long of Milford; and many nieces and nephews.

Nancy was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Joan (Richard) Gossett; and one brother, Charles "Chas" Allen.

Nancy was a devout Christian and beloved mother with a beautiful singing voice and a green thumb. She was a great cook and enjoyed following the activities of her children and grandchildren. She loved to sing and play the piano. Nancy spent over 25 years working for the ARC of Iroquois County.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the 3:00 pm funeral service on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Private burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

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Marvin W. Young, 90, of Cissna Park

Marvin W. Young, 90, of Cissna Park passed away on Monday, May 7, 2018 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton. He was born October 25, 1927 in Kansas City, MO, the son of Joe and Emma Lehmann Young. Marvin married Dorothy Berg on December 20, 1950 in Buckley and she survives.

Besides his wife, Dorothy Young of Cissna Park, he is survived by two sons, Wayne Young of Watseka and Donald “Red” Young of Cissna Park; one daughter, Beverly (Steve) Kuester of Cissna Park; one brother, Larry (Karla) Young of Buckley; one sister, Elizabeth (Steve) Schivley of Peoria; ten grandchildren, Cindy Mitchell, Jeffery Young, David Young, Travis Young, Tammi Noonon, Jason Kuester, Vanessa Levan, Neal Kuester, Wayne Lee Stafford, and Dorothy Scarbrough; and nineteen great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Leslie, William, Robert, and Kenneth; one sister, Wilma Phiffer; one daughter, Connie Whaley; one granddaughter, Michelle Kuester; and two daughter-in-laws, Donna Young and Connie Young.

Mr. Young served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Cissna Park American Legion and Gold Wing Motorcycle Touring Association. Marvin was a life-long farmer and mechanic in the area and enjoyed traveling with his wife on their motorcycle in the lower 48 states as well as in Canada and Newfoundland.

Visitation will be from 5-8 pm on Friday, May 11, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park as well as one hour prior to the service at the church.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cissna Park with graveside military rites by Cissna Park American Legion.

Memorials may be made to Cissna Park Fire Department, Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park, or family’s wishes.

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