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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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Holly Suzanne White, 43, of Watseka

Holly Suzanne White, 43, of Watseka, IL, passed away at 10:36 A.M. Sunday May 6, 2018 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. She was born January 16, 1975, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Phyllis Jean O’Neal White.
She is survived by one son, Garrett White of Watseka, IL; one sister, Amy White of Milford, IL; one half-brother, Anthony Lane of Ocala, FL; and two nieces, Emily Buhrmester of Milford, IL and Heather Scott of Sheldon, IL. She is also survived by long-time family friends, Shawn Lane, Angel Coburn, Norma Clawsen, & Deana Clawsen.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Phyllis White; one son, Grayson White; and maternal grandparents, Arvil and Ruby O’Neal.
Holly worked as a home healthcare provider and had previously worked as a correctional officer. She was a member of the State Line Riders Motorcycle Club (A.B.A.T.E). She loved crafts, sports, and was a volleyball official.
Cremation rites will be accorded, and a visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday May 14, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A private memorial service will be held.
Memorials may be made to the family of Holly White, C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.

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Betty O. Lockhart, 94, of Hoopeston

Betty O. Lockhart, 94, of Hoopeston, Illinois, passed away at 1:49 a.m. on May 2, 2018, at Autumn Fields in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Betty grew up in Wellington, Illinois and raised her family in Bloomington, Illinois. She then lived in Tampa, Florida for many years and in Naples Florida, from 1996 to 2017, before coming home to Hoopeston this past Thanksgiving.

She was married to Lyle W. Leverenz, who preceded her in death in 1988. She later married Robert M. Lockhart, who also preceded her in death in 2011.

She leaves behind one son-Kim(Judy) Leverenz of Portales, New Mexico; one daughter in law- Nancy Leverenz of Hudson, Illinois; one son in law- Jim Hedrick of Champaign, Illinois; step-brother- Marvin Anderson of Alvin, Illinois; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews including Jackie Leverenz of Hoopeston, who has been by her side often since her move; two step- daughters- Lee Ann Lockhart of Woodworth and Viki Hart of Colorado Springs; step -granddaughters; step -great grandchildren and step -great great granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by her mother- Hazel Anderson and step -father Sexton Anderson, daughter-Cheryl Hedrick and two sons- Terry W. Leverenz and Richard “Rick” Leverenz; step -son- Robert Lockhart.

She was a member of the Wellington Methodist Church and graduated from Wellington High School in 1942.

Betty enjoyed cooking, golfing, craft work, jigsaw puzzles and bingo. She belonged to the Royalwood Golf and Country Club, in Naples, Florida, where she enjoyed playing golf in the league.

Graveside service will be held on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Illinois, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.

Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston is assisting family with arrangements. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Diabetes Foundation or Donor’s Choice. Memories and condolences can be sent to the family at www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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J. Elton Savage, 83, of Hoopeston

J. Elton Savage, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:10 A.M. Friday May 4, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston, IL.  He was born May 14, 1934, in Randolph, KY, the son of Edison and Vera (Shockley) Savage.  He married Lela Ashby on December 1, 1962, in Rossville, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston, IL.

He is also survived by two sons, Greg (Nena) Savage of Tybee Island, Ga and Vince (Kim) Savage of Danville, IL; one sister, Lois (Clayton) Harper of Louisville, KY; one brother, Guy Savage of Sturgis, MI; four grandchildren, Dustin, Kristy, Andy, and Thomas Savage; one great-grandson, Jack Savage; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Louise; and one brother, Gary.

Elton worked in maintenance at Joan of Arc, which later became Pillsbury, in Hoopeston, until his retirement.  He enjoyed gardening, watching Nascar, dirt track racing, and spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday May 9, 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. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor John Franklin 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 Elton’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Robert Dowin Wood, 41, of Hoopeston,

Robert Dowin Wood, 41, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:22 P.M. Friday April 27, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  He was born July 21, 1976, in Watseka, IL, the son of Rick and Mary (Bickers) Wood.  He married Jessi Key on November 20, 2015 in Danville, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by his father, Rick Wood of Hoopeston, IL; 2 daughters, Alexis “Lexi” Wood of Hoopeston, IL and Rhean Walker of Hoopeston; two sons, Robert “Bobby” Wood of Hoopeston, IL and Dowin Wood of Rankin, IL; one step-daughter, Meadow Milburn of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters, Kim Gonzalez of Hoopeston, IL and Alicia (Matthew) Kuntz of Hoopeston, IL; one grandchild, Onisty Jae Nosler of Hoopeston, IL; and two nieces, Graysha and Azalea Kuntz.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Wood and sister, Terri Wood.

Robert worked for Built 2 Last Construction and R&M Electric.  He enjoyed fishing and being outdoors.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and the family will hold a celebration of Robert’s life at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday May 2, 2018 at the Hoopeston American Legion, 502 E. Penn St. Hoopeston, IL.  No burial will be held.

Memorials may be made to the family of Robert Wood C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

 

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James "J.D." Butler 79 of Milford

James D. “J.D.” Butler, 79, of Milford passed away on Friday, April 27, 2018 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. He was born July 31, 1938 in Baxter, IA, the son of Fred and Florence Crawford Butler and they preceded him in death in addition to one brother, Gale.

He married Elaine Johannsen on November 8, 1959 in Baxter, IA and she survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Linda Sims of Murfreesboro, TN and Lisa (Dale) Henrichs of Woodworth; two sons, Lyle (Peggy) Butler of Nevada, IA and Larry (Tiina) Butler of Lees Summit, MO; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

J.D. was a member of the United Methodist Church in Milford where he helped with the maintenance of the church and parsonage. He started out in farming and the transportation business before moving to Illinois to work for Crow’s for 30 years. When he retired from Crow’s as the Production Manager, he went into the Real Estate business with Bob Nielsen. He enjoyed gardening, yardwork and wine making. He also enjoyed making people laugh and smile, took great pride in his yard, and enjoyed sharing his wine with visitors.

A memorial visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Milford. Pastor Gail Meyers will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

Memorials may be made to the Milford United Methodist Church or Milford Ambulance.

Please share a memory of J.D. at knappfuneralhomes.com.

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Carol Ann Crusie, 69, of Milford

Carol Ann Crusie, 69, of Milford passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 at Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center. She was born October 7, 1948 in Watseka, the daughter of Harold and Celora Keith Reed and they preceded her in death.

She married John E. Crusie on June 26, 1993 in Milford and he survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Gina (Tim) Worthey of Milford; one son, Harold Biggs of Etna, Ohio; four granddaughters, Miranda (Jake) Sanford, Megan Krueger, Katana (Noah) Fetherstone and Kaley Biggs; two grandsons, Kyle (Mandi) Krueger and Nicholas (Cassandra) Krueger; sixteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Carol was a waitress and cook at Town & Country Steakhouse in Milford. After receiving her dietician license, she worked at Sheldon Health Care Center and Magnolia Wood Health Care Center in Watseka. She later was the Donut Lady at Casey’s in Milford. Carol was a Cubs fan and enjoyed bowling, Yahtzee, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.

Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until the 1:00 pm funeral service on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove at Milford.

Memorials may be made to the Family to help with expenses, Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center Activity Fund or Iroquois Memorial Hospice.

Please share a memory of Carol at knappfuneralhomes.com.


 

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Richard L. Higgins, 77, of Rossville

Richard L. Higgins, 77, of Rossville, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2018, at Heritage Health, in Gibson City.

Mr. Higgins was born on March 17, 1941, in Dietrich, Illinois, the son of Norman and Anita (Gaddey) Higgins.  He married Rosalee Wright on November 24, 1962, in Funkhouser, Illinois.  She survives.

He is survived by one son- Michael (Lisa) Higgins of Rossville, Illinois; four half-brothers- James (Janet) Donaldson of Altamont, Illinois, Crawford (Teresa) Higgins of McAllen, Texas, Norman “Buster”  (Sylvia) Higgins of Corpus Christi, Texas and Ronald (Pearl) Higgins of Weslaco, Texas; two half-sisters- Eva Markum of McAllen, Texas and Linda Ramirez of Los Fresnos, Texas; and two uncles- James (Gladys) Gaddey of Joplin, Missouri and Dean Barlow of Lovington, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter- Shelley Higgins.

Richard graduated from Altamont High School, in 1957.  After high school, he served in the United States Air Force, from 1958 to 1962.  He worked at Bungee Milling for over 30 years, until he retired.  He was a member of the Morningstar Church, Rossville.  He was also a past member of the Rossville American Legion and past-president United Grain Millers Union.  Richard enjoyed woodworking, camping, golfing, playing solitaire and spending time with his family. 

A Celebration of Richard L. Higgins Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 27, 2018, at Morningstar Church, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  He will be laid to rest in Rossville Cemetery following the services with full military rites conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion #384.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Richard’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with his family on the everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Willie B. "Curley" Collins, 90, of Milford

Willie B. “Curley” Collins, 90, of Milford passed away on Sunday, April 22, 2018 at the Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. He was born on November 18, 1927 in Clinton County, KY, the son of Eddie and Ida Mae Poulson Collins. He married Emeline Allen in Milford on July 1, 1950 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, Emeline Collins of Milford, he is also survived by two grandchildren, Amy (Marc) Johnson of DeKalb, IL and Mark (Crystal) Collins of Tampa, FL; four great-grandchildren, Noah, Evan, Lucas and Maverick; and two brothers, Eugene and Overland.

Mr. Collins was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Jonathon, Robert and William; and one brother, Raymond.

Willie was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Milford for over 70 years where he played in the band, New Life Singers, for five years. He had a love for music and enjoyed singing and playing the guitar.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Church of the Nazarene in Milford. Rev. Robert Killion will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday.

Memorials may be made to Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland or Church of the Nazarene in Milford.

Arrangements are being handled by the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Eugene "Gene" Fredrick Felstehausen, 84, of Rossville, IL, formerly of Hoopeston

Eugene “Gene” Fredrick Felstehausen, 84, of Rossville, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:43 P.M. Sunday April 22, 2018 at his home. He was born June 9, 1933, in Clark County, S.D., the son of Fred W. and Ena Lea (Fossum) Felstehausen. He married Donna J. Pew of Watseka, IL, on June 28, 1980 at the Centennial Christian Church in Watseka. She survives in Rossville, IL.
He is also survived by two daughters, Susan Felstehausen and husband Harold Golliman of Madison, WI and Kristen Felstehausen and husband Norbert Honermeier of Palatine, IL; five grandchildren, Ian, Hayley, Abigail, Max, and Eric; one sister, Clarine Black of Winner, SD; one brother, Herman (Geke de Vires) Felstehausen of Madison, WI; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred & Ena Felstehausen, step-mother, Irma Felstehausen; and brother-in-law, Kenneth A. Black.
Gene graduated from Clark, South Dakota High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army from 1953 – 1955 and was stationed in Korea with the 79th Engineering Construction Battalion where he was a mechanics specialist. He studied mechanical engineering at South Dakota State University under the GI Bill where he graduated in 1960. Gene was employed as a product engineer at A.O. Smith Corp in Milwaukee, WI. He then worked for the Brunswick Corp. in Muskegon, MI, designing the ball return and later worked at Food Machinery Corp. in Hoopeston, IL. He left FMC in 1989 to create Felste Company to design and build tooling for the manufacturing and selling of sweet corn cutting knives and machine sharpeners for use in food processing plants. A design that the nieces and nephews recall so well is the model of Donna and Gene’s concrete wall and steel beam home that he built in the country over many years. They have enjoyed his creation, hard work and time for just over two years now. Gene was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Hoopeston, where he led the adult Sunday school class since 1970. From boyhood until the end of his life, Gene was busy in his workshop tinkering, testing, drafting, and building new tools and complicated machines. His ideas never stopped flowing.
A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday April 26, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday April 27, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating. Burial will follow in Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL. Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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Susan Marie Parker Foley Henning, 76, of Hoopeston

Susan Marie Parker Foley Henning, 76, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:42 A.M. Thursday April 19, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  She was born February 8, 1942 in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Paul “Pete” and Helen (Cordes) Parker.  She married Donald Ray Foley Sr. and later married Melvin Henning on June 9, 1967 in Hoopeston.  He survives in Hoopeston. 

She is also survived by one daughter, Patricia Lynn Asselin of Ward, AR; four sons, Donald Ray Foley Jr. of Wellington, IL, Ralph Wayne Foley of Knoxville, TN, Charles Dale Henning of Lafayette, IN, and Patrick Earl Henning of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Roberta Willis of Eufaula, AL; three brothers, Marion (Patricia) Parker of Hoopeston, IL, Charles (Cathy) Parker of Hoopeston, IL and Tom (Linda) Parker of Malvern, AL; 11 grandchildren, Madeline, Hayden, Carolyn,  Rian, Cameron, Riley, Zachary, Waylon, Christian, Dylan, and Aubrey; 3 great-grandchildren, Carson, Nolan, and Rhylen; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Bob Hendricks; and one brother-in-law, Cecil Willis.

Susan’s first job was with Margie Gaff as a car hop at The Shack in Hoopeston.  She then worked in Early Childhood Development in Danville at Central Christian and the Center for Children’s Services.  She later became a homemaker, caring for her family.  She served as a den mother for Cub Scouts and a room mother for her children at school.  Susan loved to cook, crochet, and spend time with her grandchildren.  She also loved watching ballgames, especially her grandchildren’s and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday April 23, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the funeral home, with Rev. Frank Laci officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN  38105-3678.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Penelope Pearl Keith, 77, of Wellington

Penelope Pearl Keith, 77, of Wellington, IL, passed away at 3:49 P.M. Tuesday April 17, 2018, at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, IL.  She was born June 1, 1940, in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Hazel (Bell) Smith.  She married Thomas C. Keith on September 28, 1957, in Sheldon, Indiana.  He survives in Wellington.

She is also survived by two daughters, Debra Keith of Danville, IL and Lisa Rath of West Frankfort, IL; two sons, Timothy (Penny) Keith of Monroe, GA and Tony Keith of Loganville, GA; 2 granddaughters; 2 grandsons; 2 great-granddaughters; 2 great-grandsons; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Jean (Bud) Feller; and one brother, Eddie (Mickey) Smith.

Penelope worked at Howard Industries.  She later worked at Grant Ross Credit Union in Hoopeston and then at CCMSI in Danville, IL.  She enjoyed volunteering for the Jerry Lewis MDA and playing the piano and organ.  Penelope also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, and loved to play on pogo.com.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday April 23, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  No burial will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500 Chicago, Illinois 60606.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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M. "Mike" Ward, 94 of Hoopeston, Formerly of Holmes Beach, FL.

Michael “Mike” Warden Ward passed away at 7:25 A.M. Tuesday April 17, 2018 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston, IL, at the age of 94.  He was born June 26, 1923 in Brighton, England and came to this country with his mother, Ivy Ward, at the age of four.  He was orphaned at age twelve and raised by friends of his mother in Geneseo, Ney York.

He graduated from Geneseo High School, and was a graduate of Dartmouth College of Hanover, New Hampshire with a degree in Business.  He also served in the United States Navy as a lieutenant, j.g. Administration.

His career was spent entirely in the Food Processing Industry.  Mike was a plant manager with the Bird’s Eye Frozen Goods division in Avon, New York.  He worked in sales and marketing management with FMC Corp., as well as BFM Machinery Corp. in Illinois and Wisconsin.  He represented the Dutch company, Stork Amsterdam in the sale of large processing systems in the United States for ten years before retiring in 1996.

Following retirement, he and his wife Jane spent their time between Holmes Beach, FL and Hoopeston.

Mike had been a Rotarian in New York and Illinois.  He was a past Commander of the American Legion Post #294 in Avon, N.Y., and a member of Post #384 in Hoopeston for many years.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Ann and daughter, Martha Ann, as well as his second wife, Jane Verbeke Ward.

Survivors include three children, Steve (Mary Jean) Ward of Millersville, MD, Susan (the late Mark) Drollinger of Hoopeston, IL, and Daniel (Charlotte) Ward of Pomona, IL; four step-children, Allen (Georgine) Verbeke of Hillsdale, IL, Steve (Linda) Verbeke of Silvis, IL, Denise (Michael) Sheppard of Champaign, IL, and Michael (Maria) Verbeke of Rossville, IL; as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Per his wishes, he was cremated, and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday May 5, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Bruce McQuigg officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  A celebration of life will be held at the Hoopeston American Legion following the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Special Olympics (Jane’s favorite charity) 605 E. Willow St. Normal, IL 61761, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

 

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Michael E. Edwards, 65, of Hoopeston

  Michael E. Edwards, 65, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:49 A.M. Monday April 16, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  He was born January 2, 1953, in Danville, IL, the son of Fred and Hazel Lois (Brock) Edwards.  He married Laura Kinsey on August 21, 1976 in Monticello, IN.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by two daughters, Michelle (Erik Flesher) Sloan of Hoopeston, IL and Dawn Edwards of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, Jeremy Edwards of Hoopeston, IL and Scott Edwards of Champaign, IL; one sister, Beverly (Ernie) Park of Kentucky; and 6 grandchildren, Chloe Edwards, Rycelynne Sloan, Arianna Arredondo, Audrey Olson, Adian Arredondo, and Austin Arredondo.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Michael served in the United States Army for four years and the National Guard for eight years.  While in the military, he was a telephone lineman.  After the military, he worked at Monon Trailer until his retirement.  Michael enjoyed golfing, paintball, and Civil War era muzzleloading.    

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. Sunday April 22, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Rebecca Klotzbach, 68, of Rossville

ecca Jean (Marshall) Klotzbach, 68, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 4:15 A.M. Monday April 16, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born May 27, 1949, in Paxton, IL      the daughter of Wayne and Mary (Randish) Marshall.  She married David Klotzbach on June 25, 1971 at the Methodist Chapel in Rantoul, IL.  He survives in Rossville, IL.

She is also survived by her mother, Mary Marshall; two daughters, Nicole Gregory of Rossville, IL and Alexis (Paul) Tomaso of Carol Stream, IL; one son, Ryan (Lauryn) Klotzbach of Elgin, IL; one sister, Sue (David) Walder of Cissna Park, IL; two brothers, Bob (Bethanie) Marshall of Kellart Lake, IL and Ted (Dawn) Marshall of Cave Creek, AZ; four grandchildren, Molly and Erin Gregory and Pauli and Josephine Tomaso; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Marshall and one nephew, Dustin Marshall.

Rebecca worked in Commercial Ad Sales for the News-Gazette from 1971-1972.  She later worked in bookkeeping and was a retail associate for Michael’s Craft Store from 1989-2012.  She was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Rankin, where she served as a lay person and the secretary for the Grace Lutheran Church Council.  Rebecca was active in organizing and distributing food pantry supplies, made hats for chemo patients, hats and mittens for school age children, and made burial garments for the Preemie Project.  She was an organ donor and two-gallon blood donor.  She was an avid knitter and taught others to knit.  Rebecca also loved baking, attending musicals, and spent countless hours maintaining burial plots of family and friends at Rankin Cemetery.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.

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Mildred Owen, 91, of Hoopeston

Mildred Susan (Page) Owen, 91, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:07 P.M. Friday April 13, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. She was born June 4, 1926, in Glasgow, KY, the daughter of Buford Hayden and Jenna Jewel (Wells) Page. She married Cecil Sewell Owen on June 17, 1944, in Glasgow, KY. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by four daughters, Joyce Giardina of Joliet, IL, Marilyn (Steve) Unger of Hoopeston, IL, Sharon (Don) Dixon of Hoopeston, IL, and Cindy (Dan) Houmes of Phoenix, AZ; one son, Steven (Christy) Owen of Orangeville, IL; one sister-in-law, Roxie Page of Hoopeston, IL; one brother, Max (Esther) Page of Hoopeston, IL; 18 grandchildren, Todd (Maureen) Giardina, Kim (Tom) Roberson, Evan (Danielle) Giardina, Nathan (Lani) Unger, Seth (Susanne) Unger, Abigail (Troy) Budke, Colleen (Andy) Edington, Heather, Caleb, Melissa, Jonathan, Joshua, Matthew, and Micah Owen, Danielle (Bryan) Root, Adria (Dayton) Banas, and Ridge and Braze Houmes; 17 great-grandchildren, Nichole (Jim) Mitchell, Holly Giardina, Tom, Tyler and Tim (Kendra) Roberson, Ruby Joy Giardina, Earl, Mikayla, Evelyn, Owen, Isaac, Elsie, and Oliver Unger, Isaiah Budke, Haley Edington, Jubilee and Boaz Root, and 2 more on the way. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Maynard Byers, Louise Boyles, and Maezell Pearson; 3 brothers, Milton Page, Bill Page, and Earl Page; 2 nieces; and 1 nephew.
Mildred was a homemaker. She attended the First Baptist Church in Hoopeston. She enjoyed playing weekly card games with her siblings and loved to host family gatherings and the annual Labor Day Owen family reunion.
A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday April 21, 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. Saturday at the funeral home with Steven Owen officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church 323 E. Seminary Ave. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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Dennis Bright 59 of Rankin

Dennis Bright 59 of Rankin

 

Private Services will be held at a later date. 

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James Caspers 67 of Cissna Park

James Caspers 67 of Cissna Park

 

Graveside Services will be 11am Monday April 10th at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cissna Park. 

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Norma Cox, 80, of Hoopeston

Norma Lee Cox, 80, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:50 A.M. Friday April 6, 2018, at her home.  She was born September 26, 1937, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Jesse and Ruby (Shields) Moore.  She married Charlie H. Cox on February 15, 1992.  He preceded her in death. 

She is survived by one daughter, Brenda (Steve) Holland of Hoopeston, IL; four sons, Terry (Cheryl) Mullen of Williamsport, IN, Robert (Kathy) Mullen of Sturgis, MI, Greg Mullen of Fort Lauderdale, FL, and Tim (Rene`) Mullen of Monticello, IN; one sister, Donna Moore of Hoopeston, IL; 16 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and four brothers, Bob Philips, Walter Moore, Gary Moore, and Marvin Butch Moore.

Norma worked at Scranton’s in Hoopeston.  She later worked at CBS and then Publix Food and Pharmacy until her retirement.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of the United Methodist Women.  Norma enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels, cooking, bowling, and making crafts.  She also enjoyed traveling, taking walks, and loved spending time with her family. 

Cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday April 11, 2018 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Carle Hospice 611 W. Park St. Urbana, IL 61801.

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Rhonda Schramm, 38, of Indianapolis, IN

Rhonda Gayle Schramm, 38, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away at 11:00 A.M. Monday April 2, 2018 at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis, IN.  She was born January 16, 1980, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Albert John “A.J.” Schramm and Jenny Gernand.

She is survived by her mother, Jenny Gernand of Rossville, IL; two daughters, Maleah Morlan of Rossville, IL and Rhionna Johnson of Indianapolis, IN; one son, Robbie Haas of Bismarck, IL; one sister, Michelle (Eric) Overfelt of Greenwood, IN; one brother, Michael Matthews of Greenwood, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Albert Schramm; and grandparents, Albert Wesley and Nadene Schramm and Harold and Adeline Gernand.

Rhonda loved her family.  She had a soft heart and also loved her animals.  You could always go to her home and see a pet that she had taken in.   

Cremation rites have been accorded, and a visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday April 14, 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. Saturday at the funeral home, with Rev. Matt Stump officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

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Martin Lee Bice, 78, of Potomac

Martin Lee Bice, 78, of Potomac, passed away at 12:08 a.m. Sunday, April 1, 2018, at Heartland Manor Care, in Paxton.

Mr. Bice was born on December 30, 1939, in Sycamore, Alabama, the son of William and Jewel (Duncan) Bice.  He married Eleanor Childs on March 10, 1964, in Duluth, Minnesota.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 2005.

He is survived by four sons- Brian (Sarah) Bice of Loda, David Bice of Potomac, Scott Bice of Armstrong and Randy Bice of Ludlow; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers- Billy Bice, Johnny Bice and Tommy Bice all of Alabama; five sisters- Betty Ricks of Alabama, Daisy (Fred) Hottensen of Senoia, Georgia, Brenda (Bobby) Davis, Diane (David) Dennis and Joan (Jody) Thornton all of Alabama; four sisters-in-law- Faye Bice of Alabama, Margaret Edberg, Maxine Lear and Edith Hill all of Minnesota; five brothers-in-law- Thomas Childs, James Childs, Chuck Childs, Glen Childs and Dan Childs all of Minnesota; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, daughter-in-law- Judy Bice, two brothers- Marland and Roy Bice, and one sister-in-law- Sarah Childs.

Mr. Bice enlisted in the United States Air Force, in 1963 and retired from Chanute Air Force Base, in 1983.  He was a member of Potomac American Legion Post #428.   He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and mowing his grass.  He also loved stock car racing and watching football and NASCAR.

A Celebration of Martin Lee Bice's Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest following the services in Potomac Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Potomac American Legion and Illinois Patriot Guard.  Memorials may be made to the Potomac American Legion Post #428.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Bice's life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Robert M. Rickart, 90, of Hoopeston

Robert M. Rickart, 90, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Hoopeston Carle Hospital, in Hoopeston, Illinois.

Mr.Rickart was born on September 21, 1927, in Rankin, Illinois, the son of Lora and Edna (Grimes) Rickart.  He married Lillie Belle (McBride) Rickart on June 28, 1947.  She precedes him in death.

He is also survived by five daughters- Marsha (Lloyd) Blackwell of Byrdstown, Tennessee, Brenda (Raleigh) Marlin of Christiana, Tennessee, Roberta Grether, Riverbank, California, Bonnie(Steve) Howell  of Hoopeston, Betty (Allen) Edwards of Bismarck, Illinois; son- Bobby(Dorothy)Rickart of Hoopeston Illinois ;fourteen grandchildren- Lori, Robyn, Jeremy, Raleigh, Ricky, Angela, Michelle, Deana, Shelly, Kelly, Steve Jr, Holly, Renee and Kyle ; 27 great-grandchildren & 2 great great -grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Lillie Belle, daughter- Connie Rickart and granddaughter- Brandy Rickart.

Mr. Rickart served in the United States Navy-.  He worked as a methods clerk at FMC for over 40 years.  He was a member and past Commander of the Hoopeston VFW. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, going to the casinos, taking car rides and to view wildlife. He loved his family and he will be greatly missed by them.

A Celebration of Robert Rickart’s Life will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 25, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Steve Unger officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, funeral services to immediately follow.  He will be laid to rest in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  Memorials may be made to Hoopeston VFW, American Legion or donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Rickart’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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Ann M. Morgan, 66, of Potomac

 

Ann Marie Morgan, 66, of Potomac, passed away at 10:26 a.m. Sunday, March 18, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Ann was born on August 9, 1951, in Danville, the daughter of Allan and Lillian (Holt) Criblez.  She married Larry Morgan on August 19, 1974, at the Potomac Church of Christ.  He survives.

She is also survived by her mother Lillian Criblez of Potomac; three children- Matthew (Amy) Morgan of Champaign, Becky (Brian) Russell of Fairmount and Timothy (Niki) Morgan of Danville; eight grandchildren-Cohen Jancola, Alexa Jancola, Ashton Morgan, Mackenzie Russell, Macie Russell, Morgan Russell, Alli-Jo Rodgers and Casey-Jo Morgan; one brother- Robert Criblez of Potomac; three sisters- Kay Stevens of Arvada, Colorado, Mary Criblez of Westminster, Colorado and Julie (Jack) Moore of Potomac; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and two brothers-in-law- Lee Stevens and Leon Whitcanack.

Ann graduated from Armstrong High School, in 1969.  She then attended Lakeview College of Nursing in Danville, where she graduated from in 1972.  Ann started working as an R.N. at Lakeview Hospital in 1972, and worked there until her retirement in 2012.  She was a member of the Psi Iota Xi-Iota Theta Chapter Sorority, where they are involved in helping local organizations.   Ann was a very active member of the Number Ten Church of Christ.  She enjoyed her cats, flowers, doing jig saw puzzles, traveling to the Rocky Mountains and helping others.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Ann loved to go and watch their baseball and softball games. 

A Celebration of Ann's Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 22, 2018, at the Number Ten Church of Christ, in Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Ann will be laid to rest in Embury Cemetery following the services.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Number Ten Church of Christ.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Ann's life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Marjorie L. Judy, 88, of Potomac

Marjorie L. Judy, 88, of Potomac, passed away on Saturday, March 17, 2018 at her home.

Marjorie was born June 3, 1929 in Thawville, the daughter of Lester and Hazel Norvel Forrest. She married David Judy on June 22, 1947 in Potomac and he survives.

Besides her husband, David Judy of Potomac, she is survived by ten children, Stanley (Gari) Judy of Potomac, Denis (Gina) Judy of Potomac, Eric (Trina) Judy of Potomac, Brian (Sandy) Judy of Potomac, Steven (Lisa) Judy of Potomac, Dawn (Larry) Bridges of Mansfield, TX, Kevin (Lora Jean) Judy of Homer, Diane (Brian) Sieg of Rochelle, IL, Debbie Judy of Potomac, Matthew (Tanya) Judy of Loda; one brother, Glen (Rheta) Forrest of Potomac, nineteen grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ralph Forrest; two sisters, Juanita Thompson and Yvonne Rush; and one son, David L. Judy.

Mrs. Judy was a member of Middlefork United Methodist Church in Potomac. Marjorie enjoyed gardening and flowers.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at Middlefork United Methodist Church in Potomac. Chip Mattis will officiate. Burial will follow at Wallace Chapel Cemetery in Potomac.

Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice or American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Rankin.

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Marsha Kay Inman, 62, of Shelburn, Indiana, formerly of Hoopeston

Marsha Kay Inman, 62, of Shelburn, Indiana, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away at 6:58 p.m. est. Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Marsha was born on April 23, 1955, in Huntington, Indiana, the daughter of Harry W. Bieber and Patricia (Miller) Marks.  She married Ronald Inman in Bloomington, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on March 22, 2015.

She is survived by one daughter- Cathy Elston of Indiana; three sons- Billy B. Bieber of Illinois, Ricky J. Beiber of Indiana and Raymond Pruitt of Indiana; one brother- William L. Bieber of Indiana; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son- Steven Bieber.

Marsha enjoyed fishing, crafting, collecting things and throwing her coffee spoons.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, April 24, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to the Grant Township Food Cupboard.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Marsha’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Roberta M. Spencer, 77, of Rossville

Roberta M. Spencer, 77, of Rossville, passed away at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at Accolade Healthcare, in Paxton.

Mrs. Spencer was born on December 18, 1940, in Gary, Indiana, the daughter of Ernest and Leola (Lanham) Queen.  She married Robert W. Spencer on March 25, 1961, at the United Methodist Church, in Rossville.  He preceded her in death on June 19, 2001.

She is survived by three daughters- Maria (Brad) Reifsteck of Henning, Belinda (Richard) Roberts of Rankin and Loretta (Rob) Enlow of Champaign; one son- Anthony Spencer of Joliet; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter- Coleen D. Spencer and two brothers- Larry C. Queen and Merle W. Queen.

Roberta graduated from Rossville High School.  She worked as an EMT in Rossville for several years.  Roberta was active in the USO and she enjoyed playing cards, dice, Jeep racing and was an avid Bears and Illini fan. 

A Celebration of Roberta Spencer’s Life will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 19, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Matt Stump officiating.  Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday and 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Rossville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family have entrusted Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Roberta’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Earl F. Donley, 80, of Cissna Park

Earl F. Donley, 80, of Cissna Park passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.

Earl was born August 5, 1937 in Danville, the son of Elmer and Louise Burroughs Donley. He married Mary Lee Messman on January 26, 1958 in Broadlands, IL and she survives.
Besides his wife, Mary Lee Donley of Cissna Park, he is survived by his mother, Louise Donley of Oakwood; two brothers and one sister, Bob (Kay) Donley of Danville, Betty (Earl) Plotner of Platte City, MO, and Gene Donley of Westville; one daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Zollar Donley of Hoopeston; three grandchildren, Dylan, Carly, and Michael Donley; and one great granddaughter, Harper Donley.

He was preceded in death by his father and two sons, Mark and David.

Mr. Donley was owner and operator of Earl Donley Trucking and farmed for over fifty years. He enjoyed trapshooting, his Camaro, eating at truck stops, and riding his motorcycle. Earl loved teasing people and having fun.

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 2:00 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Deacon Pat Skelly will officiate. Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the family or St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove.

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James Francis "Jim" Glover, 83, of Hoopeston

James Francis “Jim” Glover, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:45 A.M. Friday March 9, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born July 21, 1934, in Lincoln, IL, the son of Ralph and Beulah (Tyler) Glover.  He married Joyce Barnes on March 13, 1954 at the First Church of the Nazarene in Danville, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Vicki Lynn (George) Glover-Atkins of Marion, IN; one son, Bradley Eugene Glover of Hoopeston, IL; sisters, Gwendolyn Glover Brown and Marcia Dobkins Smith both of Hoopeston, IL and twin sister, Joan Binkley of Champaign, IL; one brother, Ralph Lester Glover of Mountain Grove, MO; 4 grandchildren, Mandy Lynn Schunke Capp, Joy Lynn Paray Parker, Bradley James Glover, and Jamee Mae Coon; 8 great-grandchildren, Abagail, Madison, Logan, Austin, Jaxon, Armani, Payton, and Brayden; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 sisters; and 4 brothers.

Jim worked at FMC in Hoopeston for forty years, until his retirement.  He attended the First Church of God in Hoopeston and served as a past-president of the North Fork Conservation Club.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday March 13, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Hunter Tibbs officiating.  Burial will follow.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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Joni Johnson, 62, of Potomac

Joni Johnson, 62, of Potomac,

 
  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday, March 12, 2018 at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac, Illinois. They family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Johnson’s life. 

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Daniel Raymond Starkey "Danny Ray", 46 of rural Loda

Daniel Raymond Starkey “Danny Ray”, 46 of rural Loda passed away at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in rural Clarence.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.Daniel Raymond Starkey “Danny Ray”, 46 of rural Loda passed away at 4:22 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, in rural Clarence.

 

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2018, at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells Street, Paxton with Rev. Debra Domeier officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.

 

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the funeral home.

 

 

Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at the funeral home.

 

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Harold E Hinzman Sr., 79 of Polk City, FL formally of Hoopeston

Memorial Services will be held Saturday, at Haven's Assembly of God Church Lakeland, FL at 11am

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John D. Cox, 79, of Potomac

A Celebration of John Cox’s Life will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Randy Walters officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Potomac Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Middlefork Ambulance Service.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Cox’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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Harry Marshall "Dick" Allen, 82, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M., with Pastor Cathy Najmon 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 Dick’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Austin Lee Rhodes III, 20, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday March 9, 2018 at the Hoopeston First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday March 10, 2018 at the church, with Pastor Dan First officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to Austin’s son, Novic, for his education C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Austin’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Anna Morrison, 60, of Hoopeston, IL

Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held.
 
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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Michael Raymond "Mick" Farrell, 74, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. 60942.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 423 S. 3rd St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Ted Pracz officiating.  Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384.
 
 Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
 
 Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Mick’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 

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Dale Blackford, 93 of Rossville, IL

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 24, 2018 at the Potomac Church of the Nazarene, 206 E. State St. Potomac, IL, with Brian Blackford officiating.  Burial will follow in Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Potomac American Legion Post 428 and the Illinois Patriot Guard.
 
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dale’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Charles W. Biggs, 75, of Milford, IL

A private service will be held.
 
 
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Charles’ eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Warren W. Harms Jr., 52, of Hoopeston

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 17, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  The Harms family has requested that any memorials be made to the family of Denise Ried.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on Warren’s everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Sandra L. Henclewski, 65, of Hoopeston

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

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Leonard Eugene Fleenor, 77 of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Leonard’s Life will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, February 16, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hoopeston American Legion Post # 384.  Mr. Fleenor will be laid to rest in Floral Hill Cemetery, with full military rites conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post # 384. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Leonard’s life. Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Erma Emily Cade, 98, of Cheneyville, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and a burial will be held at a later date.
Erma’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Carle Hospice staff, Beth, Margie, Valarie, and Debra.
Memorials may be made in Erma’s memory to the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL or to the donor’s choice.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Erma’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Denise Louise Ried, 59, of Wellington, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday February 12, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday February 13, 2018 at the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  
Memorials may be made to Ends Cycling 2701 Cleveland Ave. Ste. 200 Fort Myers, FL 33901 or the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL 60963.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Denise’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.  
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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James Richard "Jim" McCormick, 71, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday, February 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, February 10, 2018 with Pastor Bruce McQuigg officiating.  Following the service Military Rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 at the funeral home.  Cremation Rites will be accorded and a burial will be held at a later date at Danville National Cemetery.

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Nancy K. Pelham, 69 of Milford, IL

Visitation 1 hour prior to memorial service, which will be at 2pm Friday, February 9 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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John A. Mikel, 46 of Chesaning, Michigan formerly of Rossville, IL

His funeral service will be held at 11 am on Thursday February 8th , 2018 at the Misiuk Funeral Home of Chesaning Michigan. Pastor Dan Mikel will officiate. A luncheon will follow the funeral at Trinity United Methodist Church. Private Burial will be later date at Wildwood Cemetery in Chesaning Township.

 
Memorials can be submitted in lieu of flowers to the Chesaning Boy Scout Troop 335.
You may leave a condolence or light a candle on his obituary page at misiukfuneralhome.com
 

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Randy Weber, 60 of Ambia, IN

A visitation will be held 10a-1p, Wednesday January 31, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Doris Faye Petty, 67, of Hoopeston, IL

A Celebration of the Life of Doris Faye Petty will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 27, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating.  Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.  They family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Petty’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Ralph Stockwill, 92, of Potomac, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 -6:00 P.M. Thursday January 25, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 26, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Dan Hunt officiating.  Burial will follow in Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384.
 
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Ralph’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.  
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Samuel P. "Sam" Browne, Jr., 67, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Sunday January 21, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will be begin at 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home, with Steve Unger officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384.  Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded, and burial will be held at a later date
 
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 or the Hoopeston American Legion Honor Guard, 502 E. Penn St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Sam’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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James "Jim" Norton Crawford Sr., 75, of Potomac, IL

A Celebration of Mr. Crawford’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Karen Jersild officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  He will be laid to rest in Partlow Cemetery following the services.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Crawford’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Pamela Lou King Leonard, 63 of Thomasboro, IL

Graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Collison Cemetery in Collison, Illinois with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating. Visitation will be held at 10am to 11am on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Champaign Humane Society. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Pamela’s life.

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LaDonna Lynn "Donnie" Aldis, 44, of Danville, IL

Cremation rites have been accorded and a service will be held at a later date.
 
LaDonna was a homemaker.  She loved her family and her grandchildren were her life.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view LaDonna’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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