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Roy Albert Carlson, 86, of Bushnell, FL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL,

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Friday May 29, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. Friday May 29, 2015 at the funeral home, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Theresa Fordyce, 74 Beaverville

Visitation:  Friday, May 29th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Frances Louise Frye, 92 Penfield

Thank you to the staff of Illinois Knights of Templar, Paxton for the wonderful care and love they gave her. Graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Memorials may be made to the Illinois Knights of Templar, Paxton, Illinois.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Frances life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Maria Guadalupe “Lupita”, 61 Hoopeston

Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Friday, May 29, 2015, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 423 South 3rd St., Hoopeston. Father Patrick O’Neal will officiate. Burial follows at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston. Visitation is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2015, at the church. Rosary will be at 7:30 p.m. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on Maria’s memorial page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church.

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Patricia “Susie” Martin, 61 Watseka

Visitation:  Wednesday, May 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Thursday, May 28th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka

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Patricia “Susie” Martin, 61 Watseka

Visitation:  Wednesday, May 27th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Thursday, May 28th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, May 28th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka

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Helen Murry, 77, of Hoopeston, IL

Visitation:  Tuesday, May 26th from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Shiloh Apostolic Church in Henning
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00 p.m. at Shiloh Apostolic Church in Henning
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Dorothy Jean Metz, 93 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Tuesday, May 26th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, May 27th at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Hoopeston
Graveside service to follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Blurton Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Robert L. Davis, 64 Danville

Graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28th at the Danville National Cemetery.
According to his wishes cremation rites have been accorded.

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring his life

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Barb Land, 71 of Hoopeston

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

The Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Barbara A. Sumner 79, of Milford

Funeral Service:  Saturday, May 23rd at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Private Burial in the Sumner Cemetery in Earl Park, IN

The Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is handling the arrangements

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Stephen Highfill, 66, of Ozark, MO, formerly of Hoopeston,

Per his wishes he will be cremated.
Visitation:  Saturday, May 23rd from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Hoopeston
Memorial Service will be held at the church on Saturday at 12:00 p.m.
Following the Memorial Service military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #383 and VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.
Arrangements are being handled by the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston

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Ruth Roberts, 93, of Savoy, formerly of Armstrong

A Celebration of Mrs. Robert’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, with Pastor Frank Hoss officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Blurton Funeral Home.  .

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Kathleen Ellis, 88 Watseka

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 10a-12pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:00pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Jack M. Redman of Watseka passed away on November 23, 1943 at the age of 20 while serving his country as a U.S. Marine in World War II on the island of Tarawa Atol in the Central Pacific Ocean near Australia. His remains were recently identified in December 2014 by the United States Government following years of searching by his family.

Visitation will be from 10:30 am until the 12:00 pm funeral service on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Watseka, 301 S. 4th Street, Watseka, IL. Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka.

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Wanda VonBerg , 86 of Cissna Park

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 am Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cissna Park.

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Emma (Ecklersley)  Leak, 92 Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4-7PM Friday, with Funeral Services 11AM Saturday all at the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Sean Warren, 45 Danville

A Celebration of Sean’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 15th, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, with Pastor Tim VanRyn officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 14th, at the funeral home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Sean’s life.

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William A. Casper, 71 Rossville

Graveside Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Rossville Cemetery,

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Arthur “Kenny” Kenneth Garrett, 64, of Hoopeston

Visitation:  Saturday, May 16th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 16th at 1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston

Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Kenny’s life

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Lewis “Ed” Simpson, 59, of Hoopeston

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Ed’s life

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Brooke R. Fleming, 21 Danforth

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. Private burial will take place at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a prayer service being held at 3:30 p.m.

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Guadalupe B. Martinez, 68, of Hoopeston

A celebration of Lupe’s life will be held at 12:00-2:00 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston.

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Gladys Mae Cleveland, 101, of Hoopeston

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  A memorial service for Mrs. Cleveland will be held at a later date.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Cleveland’s life.

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Christopher John Helferich, 36, of Rossville

A Celebration of Christopher’s Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Morningstar Church, 201 North Chicago, Rossville, Illinois,  Visitation will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  Burial will follow the service in Rossville Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Christopher’s life. 

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Shirley Ann Morris, 75, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Mrs. Morris’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston,  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in

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Lewis B. “Lew” Osterbur, of Springfield, formerly of Onarga and Quincy,89

A graveside service, with military honors, will be held on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm in the Onarga Cemetery, Onarga IL.

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Ralph Lewis, 84, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday May 8, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. Friday May 8, 2015 at the funeral home, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VFW Posts.

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Virginia Bozell, 89 Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, May 7th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, May 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  will be held at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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William Bell, 54 Covington, IN formerly of Rossville

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday May 11, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  A private graveside service will be held.

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Sonja Kay Martin, 69 Milford

Gathering of Friends:  Saturday, May 16th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church in Milford
Memorial Service:  Saturday, May 16th at 11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church in Milford

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Orlen Munsterman, 64 Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove.  Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove.

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park as well as one hour prior to the funeral services on Friday at church.

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James Redmore, 75 Watseka

Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

Burial will be held at a later date.

The Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is handling the arrangements.

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Tyler Jorgenson 29 of Milford

Visitation:  Monday, May 4th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Burial:  Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland

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Earl Fetters, 85 Gilman

Visitation:  Friday, May 1st from 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Friday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Onarga Cemetery

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James “Wes” Kissack, 77 Milford

Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, April 30th at 1:30 p.m. at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland

The Knapp Funeral Home in Milford is in charge of the services.

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Mark L. Bruens, 61, of Milford

Visitation Thursday 4-8 at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Visitation also Friday from 10-11, with the 11 service at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. Burial will follow in the Sugar Creek Cemetery at Stockland.

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Edith Marie (Clouse) Carlson-Deany, 92 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 29th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Thursday, April 30th at 11:00 a.m. at First Christian Church in Hoopeston
Burial in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Bobby Alexander, 74, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Bobby’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, May 1st at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Friday at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial will follow the service at the Danville National Cemetery, with full military rites conducted

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Bobby’s life

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Craig A. Mann, 55, of Potomac

A Celebration of Craig’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac,  Burial will follow the service in Manns Chapel Cemetery in Rossville.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Craig’s life. 

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Winfred Burton, 78, of Armstrong

A Celebration of Winfred’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the Crossroads Christian Church in Danville, with Pastor Miles Clark officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Partlow Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac and from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Wednesday at the church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Winifred’s life. 

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Thelma (Timmons) Zorns, 89, of Danville, IL, formerly of Rossville, IL

Visitation will be held 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday April 28, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the funeral home,  Interment will be in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

 

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Ginger M. Newman, 46, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Ginger’s Life will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Steve Unger officiating.  Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  Following the services cremation rites will be accorded.  She will be laid to rest at a later date in Floral Hill Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Ginger’s life.

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Minnie Mae Kroll, 91, of Milford

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Robert Killion and Rev. John Story will officiate. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Cemetery at Stockland.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and 1 hour prior to the service on Friday.

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Judith “Judy” M. Brown, 70, of Danville

A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Southside Church of the Nazarene, 1629 King Street, Tilton, with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the service.  Burial will take place following the cremation in Lower Mound Cemetery in Covington at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac to assist them in honoring Judy’s life. 

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Leona Ruth Rice Gernand, 95, of Rossville, IL,

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday April 24, 2015 at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL, .  Burial will follow.


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Russell Edgar Daniels, 85, of Watseka, IL

Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 4-7pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home. A one hour visitation will take place and hour before services. Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL

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Billy Joe Feller 61, of CA formally of Claytonville

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Kenneth L. Blanck, 79, of Crescent City and formerly of Cissna Park and Woodworth

A memorial visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until the 4:00 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Rev. Kevin Garner will officiate. A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Danville V.A. National Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.

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Cecil W. Shaw, Jr. (“Bud”), age 90, of Kankakee formally of Rankin

A memorial service will be held Thursday, April 16th at 10:30 a.m. at the Knapp Funeral Home in Rankin. Rev. Janet Longtin will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by Cissna Park American Legion at Rankin Union Cemetery.

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Tommie Ray Wininger, 72, of Springfield, IL

Per Tommie’s wishes, he will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Friday April 17, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 6:00 P.M. Friday April 17, 2015 at the funeral home, with Father Greg Tournoux officiating.  No burial will be held.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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George L. Waters, 78 Hardin, KY

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 15th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Carol Jane Brandenburg, 59 Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, April 16th from 3:00-8:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Graveside Service:  Friday, April 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Watseka

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Toni J. Schaffer, 55 Watseka

Cremation rites have been accorded and a private family service will be held at a later date

The Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of the services.

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Merle F. Genzel, 75 Loda

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 15th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Genzel’s Tap in Loda
Celebration of Life:  Wednesday, April 15th at 8:00 p.m. at Genzel’s Tap in Loda

Baier Family Funeral Service in Paxton is handling the arrangements

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Benjamin G. Fry 72, Sheldon

Visitation:  Tuesday, April 14th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, April 14th at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon
Burial:  Liberty Cemetery in Iroquois, IL

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Victor G. Schuldt, 95 Woodworth

Visitation:  Monday, April 13th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth
Funeral Service:  Monday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Woodworth
Burial:  St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Woodworth

Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is handling the arrangements

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Phyllis Armold, 86 Iroquois

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon. Vicki Killus will officiate. Burial will be at Morris Chapel Cemetery in Iroquois.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon and 1 hour prior to the service on Saturday.

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Velma I. Berry, 83 Watseka

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Chaplain Dan Horton officiating. Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday from 10:00-11:00 am at the funeral home.

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Hazel Rainwater, 85 Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 -7:00 P.M. Wednesday April 15, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday April 16, 2015 at the funeral home Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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David Garrett, 48 Milford

A Gathering of Friends will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 11am-2pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Memorial Services will take place on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 2:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.  Burial will follow at a later date, at Gaffield Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

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Randall Pratt, 61, of Tompkinsville, Kentucky

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 11 at the Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston, Illinois. Visitation is from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 11, 2015 at funeral home. Burial will follow at Mann’s Chapel.

 

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Oral Gildersleeve, 89, of Rockville, Indiana, formerly of Potomac

Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac, Illinois. Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Potomac Cemetery in Potomac, Illinois.

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Evelyne P. Lemenager, 96 Kankakee and formerly of Watseka

Arrangements are private with the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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George C. Malone, 77, of Watseka, formerly of Cicero, IL,

Gathering of Friends will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015, from 4-6pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will be held at Elmlawn Cemetery in Elmherst at a later date.

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Chris Michael Adams Sr., 42 Danville

Visitation:  Thursday, April 9th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene in Tilton
Celebration of Life:  Thursday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. at Southside Church of the Nazarene in Tilton
Burial:  Songer Cemetery in Tilton

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Chris’s life

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Richard J. Ryan 66 of Sheldon

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka with Fr. Michael Powell officiating. Burial will be at White Chapel Cemetery in Canton, IL.

Visitation will be on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 5-7 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a rosary at 6:45 pm.

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Carl E. Anderson, 99, of Rankin, IL

Visitation:  Sunday, April 12th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Monday, April 13th at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  East Lynn Cemetery

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Wayne R. Garfield, 79, of Martinton

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Bobbi Shultz will officiate. Burial will be at Clifton Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Nancy L. Thompsen 68 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 8th from 4:00-8;00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and Thursday, April 9th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove
Funeral Service:  Thursday, April 9th at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church as Ash Grove
Burial:  St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Schwer

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Melinda “Pepper” Ader, 51 Chebanse

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 8th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton
Burial:  Will take place at a later date in Ashkum Cemetery

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Dorothy A. Wilcox, 96 Stockland

Visitation:  Monday, April 6th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, April 7th at 10:00 a.m. at Stockland United Methodist Church
Burial:  Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland

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Bernard Fay Tatro, 92 Watseka

Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 8, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A prayer service will take place at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 10:00am, at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at the Ashkum Catholic Cemetery in Ashkum, Illinois. Memorials in Bernard Tatro’s name can be made to St. Edmunds Catholic Church. .

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Hale Burge, 92, of Hoopeston, IL,

Visitation:  Saturday, April 11th from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Saturday, April 11th at 11:30 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston - Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 and the Hoopeston VFW

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David “Dean” Rudisill, 63 Formally of Watseka

Memorial Visitation Noon-2:00pm, Memorial Service at 2 all Saturday at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Donald “Don” Glen Stebbins, 79 of Fairmount, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Donald Stebbins Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Monday April 6, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Pastor Jerry Tesreau officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  A Masonic Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Stebbins life. 

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William “Bill” Ahlgren, 92 Watseka

Visitation Saturday April 4th from 1:30-3, with services at 3 all at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will be held in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

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Misti Runge, 52, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 4, 2015 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. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Lester E. Birt, 68 Potomac

Visitation:  Friday, April 3rd from 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Memorial Service:  Friday, April 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Per his wishes cremation rites have been accorded

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Wayne Meyer, 79 Watseka

Funeral Service:  Friday, April 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Watseka First United Methodist Church
Burial:  Private Graveside services will be held at Oak Hill Cemetery

The Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of the arrangements

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Kevin Gullquist, 57 Ashkum

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 1st from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, April 1st at 12:00 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Clifton
Burial:  Evergreen Cemetery in Chebanse

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Kenneth Carter, 62, of Hoopeston

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Mary C. Nelson, 66

Accorded to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  Private burial will take place at Union Cemetery in Rankin.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mary’s life.

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David Coffman, 80, of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated
Visitation:  Friday, April 3rd from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Memorial Service:  Friday, April 3rd at 4:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Following the service, military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion and VFW Posts.
No burial will be held

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Jerome C. Cotter, 72, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 30, 2015 from 4-8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Masonic Services will take place at 7:00pm.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will be held prior to services. Elaine Daugherty will officiate.
Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

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Bobby Ray Robinson, 70, of Rankin, IL

Memorial Service:  Saturday, April 4th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellington United Methodist Church in Wellington

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements

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Kathleen Salter, 39, of Prescott, AZ

Funeral Services will be conducted Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the First Assembly of God, 428 N. Walnut Danville IL, at 12:00 P.M. with Ramona Logan officiating.  Visitation will be held Thursday, April 2, 2015 prior to the service from 11:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.  Burial will be at the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Linda Jane Thorp Barney, 76 of Watseka.

Gathering of friends will be held Saturday March 28th from Noon-3, with a Memorial Service at 3pm all at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Louise Allegretti Pashinian, 73 Northfield and formerly of Watseka

Graveside Service:  Friday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

Memorial Service:  Monday,March 30th at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church located at 1077 Tower Road, Winnetka, IL

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Ronald Eugene Inman, 51, of Shelburn, Indiana, formerly of Hoopeston

Celebration of Life:  Wednesday, March 25th at 11:00 a.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
A wake will follow 311WestChurch St. in Cissna Park

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Inman’s life

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Viola M. Brault, 92, of Clifton

Funeral services for Mrs. Brault will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Friends may call on Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the Funeral Home in Clifton. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at Chebanse.

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Lora “Nannie” Lynn Lackey, 58, of Rossville

A Celebration of Lora’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Monday at the Blurton Funeral Home.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the services.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Lora’s life. 

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Helen “Holly” Hartke, 95 Watseka and formerly of Crescent City

Memorial Service:  Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00 p.m. at Kingdon Gardens in Watseka

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Sandra “Sandy” Marie Keaton, 72, of Rankin

Sandy was born on February 18, 1943, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Altas and Eula Mae (McBride) Cox.  She married Paul Richard Keaton on September 4, 1959, in Danville.  He preceded her in death on December 25, 2012.
She is survived by one son- John (Kim) Keaton of Rankin; one sister- Estella Crawford of Hoopeston; and several nieces, nephews and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother and three sisters.
Sandy attended John Greer High School.  She worked for several years at Bell Sports in Rantoul.  She was a past member of the Hoopeston Church of God and Hoopeston VFW Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed crocheting, sitting on her porch and spending time with her family and friends.  Sandy would always give a helping hand to anyone in need.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Union Cemetery in Rankin, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.  According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Sandy’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Rose Marie Howe, 53 Watseka

Visitation:  Tuesday, March 7th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, March 8th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  GAR Cemetery in Watseka

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Yvonne Just, 87 Salem, IL and formerly of Watseka

Graveside Service:  Wednesday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. at GAR Cemetery in Watseka

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Rosalie S. Donaldson, 88 Watseka and formerly of Glen Ellyn

Graveside Service:  Saturday, March 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Betty J. West, 88 Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, March 19th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, March 20th at 10:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Friday, March 20th at 1:30 p.m. at Lake Twp. Cemetery in Lake Village, IN

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Helen “Holly” Hartke 95, Watseka and Formerly of Crescent City

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Richard Comstock, 76, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesday March 18, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday March 18, 2015 at the funeral home, with Pastor C. W. Greer officiating.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery.  Arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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