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Obituaries

Brian James "Hodgey" Hodge, 47, of Hoopeston, IL

Visitation will be held 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Hoopeston Area Middle School gymnasium, 615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday May 22, 2017 at the middle school gymnasium. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Brian Hodge Memorial Fund C/O Hoopeston Area High School, 615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Hodgey's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Dorothy Mae Westfall, 85, of Rankin, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Diane Lane, 53, of Hoopeston, IL

. Cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 11:30-12:00 Wednesday May 17, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 at the funeral home.  No burial will be held.

 
Memorials may be made to the family, C/O Anderson Funeral Home, to help pay for funeral expenses.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Diane’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Richard J. "Dick" Martin, 89, of Hoopeston, IL

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A memorial service celebrating Dick’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Wade Meranda and Rev. Ann Schwartz officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the church, with masonic rites at 11:00 A.M.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.
 
The family would appreciate memorial gifts be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Star Lodge #709, 208 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.  
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dick’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Frances Joanna Rush, 81, of Wellington, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to the Wellington-Greer Fire Department or Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home to view Joanna’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Eric Preston Goodrum, 49, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston

 

Graveside services for Eric Goodrum will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Floral Hill Cemetery, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Mike Robling officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion post #384.   The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Eric’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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Leo C. Huffman, 91, of Hoopeston, IL

A memorial service to celebrate Leo’s life will be held at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  His family would appreciate memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Leo’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Gary Edward Neal, 61, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. with Sam Terrell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Donald Charles Ward, 80, of Hoopeston

Visitation will be held at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston IL, on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday May 1st, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hoopeston, IL at 10:00 am with a lunch to follow at St. Anthony Parish Hall.  Fr. Patrick O'Neal will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Don's life.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #384.  The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at the VA and Harbor Lite hospice for their dedication to Don's comfort.  The family have entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Ward’s Life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Donald C. Ward, 80, of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.

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Gary Neal, 61, of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Betty F. Brown, 86, of Hoopeston

A celebration of Betty Brown’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston with Pastor Steve Unger officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery. Food and fellowship to follow at American Legion Hall. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made to Hoopeston American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Betty’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Paul Edward Rife, 80, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Paul Rife’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28th, 2017, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Rossville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Rife’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Lorraine (Olson) Wilson, 94, of Hoopeston

A celebration of Lorraine Wilson’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston with Pastor Steve Unger officiating, Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 25, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made  to Heritage Health Care. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Lorraine’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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John Charles "Chuck" Smock, 55, of Alvin, IL

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held.
 
As mayor of Alvin, Chuck had worked very hard to improve the town so in his memory, memorials may be made to the Village of Alvin to help continue his great work.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Chuck’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Mary Downing, 83, of Potomac

A Celebration of Mary Downing’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Middlefork United Methodist Church, in Potomac, with Pastor George Desmond officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or to Country Health Care and Rehab.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mary’s life.  Memories or photos maybe shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Robert Lee Kincade, 89, of Williamsport, IN

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Friday April 21, 2017 at the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 PM Friday at the church, with Pastor John Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Robert’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Nadine Odle, 93, of Chandler, AZ formerly of Hoopeston

Her visitation will be at 4:00 to 7:00 pm. on Wednesday April 19th at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 East Main Street in Hoopeston, IL.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday April 20th at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston located at 502 E. Main Street.  Reverend Tom Cici will be officiating. Nadine’s burial will immediately follow at the Floral Hill cemetery.   

 

Memorials may be made in Nadine’s honor to the First Christian Church in Hoopeston, the 
Hoopeston Public Library, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Hoopeston Historical Society, PBS, or the Sun Lakes Neighbors Who Care.   

 

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

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Doris Good, 90, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Cathy Najmon and Pastor David Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

 Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Hwy Hoopeston, IL 60942 or to the United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

 Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Mary Ellen Wonderlin, 78, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

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Gerald "Jerry" Schippert, 79 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  4-7pm on Wednesday, April 12 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral:  11am, Thursday, April 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ash Grove

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Christa L. Smith-Espinoza, 44 of Milford

Vistation:  3-5pm Wednesday, April 12 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Lester E. Walder, 90 of Hoopeston

Visitation:  4-8pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral:  10am Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Cissna Park Apostolic Christian Church

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Harold "Mugs" Castonguay, 79 of Watseka

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and burial will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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John R. Young, 89, of Danville

A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made in John’s honor to the American Legion Post 210, Danville, Illinois.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring John’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:   www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Anna Marie Eades, 69, of Hoopeston

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be held at a late date in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Eades life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Helen Frances Compton, 90, of Hoopeston

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. 
 
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Helen’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Walter K. Arms, 79, of Hoopeston

Walter K. Arms, 79, of Hoopeston, formerly of Kentucky, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Heartland Manor Care, in Paxton.

Mr. Arms was born on November 29, 1937, in Marrowbone, Kentucky, the son of Gordon and Roxie (Huckleby) Arms.  He was raised by his grandparents- John and Lou Huckleby.

He is survived by one daughter- Brenda (Joey) Garner of Burkesville, Kentucky; special friend- Nettie Kelenhofer of Hoopeston; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- James “Buster” Walter Arms and his sister- Phyllis.

Mr. Arms worked as a truck driver and he also worked at Harrison Steal and Elrod’s Tree Service, in Indiana.  Walter enjoyed fishing, working and walking everywhere in Hoopeston.  He loved to stop by and spend time visiting with people and telling his stories.

A Celebration of Walter K. Arms Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Walter’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Russell Lee Bury, 87 of Milford

Visitation:  2 hours prior to the service

Funeral Service:  1pm on Thursday, April 6 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Charles Ray Bell, 88, of Rossville

Graveside services will be at 11am Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Rossville Cemetery.  Military Rites will be accorded by Hoopeston Post #384.  Blurton Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 

 

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Thomas L. Voigt, 90 of Watseka

Visitation:  9-10:30am on Saturday, April 1 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

Funeral Service:  11am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka

 

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Ruth M. Drilling, 81 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  1 hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral Service:  11am on Saturday, April 1 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ash Grove

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Orval C. Cluver, 72 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  1 hour prior to service at the church

Funeral Service:  11am on Thursday, March 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park

 

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Frances Garner, 85 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Roland E. Rosenboom, 74 of Clifton

Memorial Service will be held at 2pm, Sunday April 9 at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds 4-H Center north of Crescent City

 

Knapp Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Dennis L. Barragree, 77 of Rossville

A visitation will be held 10am-Noon Thursday, March 30 at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at Noon Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Mann's Chapel in rural Rossville.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangments

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Florine Etta Sites, 91 of Watseka

Visitation:  4-6pm on Wednesday, March 29 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to funeral service at the church

 

Funeral:  10:30am on Thursday, March 30 at the First Christian Church in Watseka

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Esperanza Villafuerte Gomez, 62 of Danville

Arrangments are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Teresa Dawn "Terri" or "T" Cornell, 56, of Rossville

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N. Vermilion Street in Danville, IL. Larry Baughn and Bob Ray will co-officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2017 at the funeral home.

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Patrick McCullough, 66, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 to 8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Serviced will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Burial will follow Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Patricia Ann "Patty" Morgeson, 54, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. 

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Gwendolyn "Gwen" J. Condon, 71, of Onarga

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at Onarga Cemetery in Onarga.

 

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