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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

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Kathleen Salter, 39, of Prescott, AZ

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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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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Richard K. Peters, 88 Watseka

Visitation Saturday March 14 from 4-7 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, visitation also Sunday from 1-2, with a 2:00 service at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Burial will follow in Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.

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Hester L. Huffman, 87, of Bismarck,

A Celebration of Mrs. Huffman’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2015, at the Northside Church of Christ.  Burial will follow the service in Walnut Corner Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Sunday at the Northside Church of Christ.  .  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to help assist them in honoring her life. 

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Betty “Diane” Sherman, 62 Watseka

Visitation:  Saturday, March 14th from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, March 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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David W. Walls 60 of Sheldon

Visitation:  Friday, March 13th from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, March 13th at 1:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Prairie Dell Cemetery

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Ruth Cluver, 89 of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will be at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the funeral services on Saturday at church.

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Juanita May Peterson, 86, of Chrisman, IL, formerly of Hoopeston, IL,

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday March 11, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Steve Unger officiating.  An hour visitation will be held prior to the funeral service, from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Charlotte Rudd, 81, of Rossville, IL,

Per her wishes she will be cremated and no services will be held. A private interment will be held at a later date. Arrangements are being handled by the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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James Padgett, 65, of Danville, IL

Cremation rites have been accorded and a private burial will be held at the Danville National Cemetery in Danville, IL.  Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Elizabeth (Rumble) Talbott - Whiteman, 91, of Ogden formerly of Rossville, IL,

Visitation:  Thursday, March 12th from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Thursday, March 12th at 1:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home In Hoopeston
Burial:  Potomac Cemtery

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Peggy Markwalder, 82 Watseka

Visitation:  Tuesday, March 10th from 3:00-7:00 p.m.at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Wednesday, March 11th from 9:00-10:00 a.m. at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, March 11th at 10:00 a.m. at Centennial Christian Church in Watseka
Burial:  Cissna Park Cemetery

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Charles “Chuck” Hollen, Formally of Hoopeston.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m Saturday at Floral Hill Chapel Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at Hoopeston American Legion.
Friends and family are encouraged to join the
family. Food will be provided.

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Donald Francis Freeman, 84, of Watseka

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and private burial will take place at L’Erable Catholic Cemetery.

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Phyllis Davenport, 84 of Sheldon

Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home, 219 S. 4th St., Watseka, IL with a Vespers Service being held at 3:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2015. Fr. Michael Powell will officiate. Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery.

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Dixie J. Dean, 69, of Danville

A Celebration of Dixie Jean Dean’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, 2015, at the Central Park Church of Christ, with Pastor Wade Martin officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church.  Burial will follow the service in Sunset Memorial Park.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Dean’s life.

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Judy Tucker, 74 Potomac

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

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Frances Irene Langellier, 66 Milford

Memorial Visitation: Saturday, March 7th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church
Memorial Service:  Saturday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Milford Christian Church
Burial will be held at a later date

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

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Barbara Lea Solis, 69 Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, March 5th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, March 5th at 3:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Dennis W. Walwer, 66 Woodland

Memorial Visitation Saturday March 7th from Noon to 2pm with memorial services at 2 all at Knapp Funeral home in Watseka.

Burial at a later date.

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Harold K. St. Peter “Crow”, 85 Watseka

Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

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

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Lorraine Bertram 75, of Sheldon

Cremation Rites have been made accordingly.

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Connie Sue Rickart, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

Visitation:  Monday, March 2nd from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Funeral Service:  Tuesday, March 3rd at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements

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Larry Tyler, 74, of Rankin, IL,

Visitation:  Tuesday, March 3rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Masonic Rites will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral Service:  Wednesday,March 4th at 11:00 a.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Rankin Union Cemetery

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Carol Ann Huckleby, 70, of Hoopeston

Visitation:  Wednesday, March 4th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home
Memorial Service:  Wednesday, March 4th at 2:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home

According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded

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

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Tondra King, 66 of Watseka

Visitation:  Monday, March 2nd from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Monday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Jack C. Gregory, 75, of Rossville

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Hoopeston, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery, with full military honors conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  Visitation will be from 2:00-5:00 p.m. Sunday at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  Memorials may be made to the Rossville Sports Boosters.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Jack’s life.

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Martha Barker 89, of Hoopeston

Visitation will be Saturday (Feb. 28th) from 9am-10am, with services at 10am. All at the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoppeston. Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of arrangements.

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Marjorie Mae Houser, 87 Watseka

Arrangements are private at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Nancy Lombard 71, of Woodland

Visitation Wednesday 1-6:30, Funeral Mass at 6:30 all at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial at a later date.

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Shirley Ann Goodrum, 80, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday February 24, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A rosary service will be held at 6:45 P.M.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 25, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Patrick O’Neal officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Leonard Larimer 63 of Gibson City

Cremation Rites have been accorded and burial will take place at a later date in Paxton’s Glenn Cemetery.

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Daniel H. Reynolds, 41, of Mooreland, Oklahoma, formerly of Gifford

Visitation will be held at the Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac, Illinois on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 4 to 8 p.m. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the Blurton Funeral Home,  Burial will be in Collison Cemetery, Collison, Illinois.

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Skyler L. Spann, 19, of Rossville,

Cremation rites have been accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  There are no services scheduled at this time.

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Cora B. McCuen, 90 of Watseka

Visitation:  Saturday, February 21st from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, February 21st at 3:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Graceland Cemetery in Kouts, IN

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Haskel L. Absher, 85 Hoopeston

A Celebration of Haskel Lee Absher’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, February 20, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston, with Pastor Terry Polson officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the services in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Absher’s life.

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Vance Clarke Sterrenberg, 46 Rural Milford

A funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 21, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois.

A visitation will be from 3:00–8:00 PM on Friday, February 20, 2015 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Patsy Draper, 79 Cissna Park

Memorial Visitation:  Monday, February 16th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Cissna Park United Methodist Church
Memorial Service:  Monday, February 16th at 12:00 p.m. at Cissna Park United Methodist Church
Burial:  Internment will take place at a later date at Manns Chapel in Rossville

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Alan E. Dilworth, 55 Milford

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Michael W. McCann Sr., 67 Milford

Memorial Visitation:  Wednesday, February 18th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the Milford Christian Church
Memorial Service:  Wednesday, February 18th at 11:00 a.m. at the Milford Christian Church
Burial:  Will be at a later date in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford

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Brett Barragree, 36 Woodland

Visitation:  Friday, February 20th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka & Saturday, February 21st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, February 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Body Cemetery in Woodland

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Florence E. Goodrum, 100 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 17th from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
A Celebration of Life:  Tuesday, February 17th at 12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston

Blurton Funeral Home has been entrusted by the family to handle the arrangements.

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William Hoover Sr., 102 Watseka

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 10th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Mass:  Tuesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka

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Dale H. Reynolds, 84 Gifford

Visitation:  Tuesday, February 10th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, February 11th at 10:30 a.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to honor Dale’s life

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Loren Edwin Trimble, 83 Crescent City

Visitation:  Wednesday, February 11th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. & Thursday, February 12th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Thursday, February 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Burial:  Flesher Cemetery in Crescent City

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Jane Pittman, 97 Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 14th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Hoopeston

Anderson Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements .

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Elizabeth H. Stephen 93, of Ambia Indiana

Per her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Steve Kaufman 65, of Cissna Park

Visitation will be Friday February 6th from 3-7 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, also one hour prior to the 10:30 Saturday service at the Grace Bible Church in Cissna Park. Burial will follow in Cissna Park Cemetery.

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James “Jim” E. Jacobson, 70 Ashkum and formerly of Sheldon

Memorial Visitation:  Monday, February 9th from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date with burial taking place at the Sheldon Cemetery

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Ellen Marie Hofer 93, of Hoopeston and Formerly of Milford.

Visitation:  Thursday, February 5th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford
Funeral Service:  Thursday, February 5th at 11:00 a.m. at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford
Burial:  Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford

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

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James Jacobson, 70 of Ashkum formerly of Sheldon.

Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Audrey Lee Collatz, 79, of Danville

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Audrey’s life.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services held.

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Norman E. Hall, 89 of Watseka

Visitation will be from 10-Noon, with services at Noon all Monday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Dale Rush, 78, of Wellington, IL,

A visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Tuesday February 3, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 4, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Maxwell officiating.  Per his wishes cremation rites will follow services.  Burial will be held at a later date with Military rites accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post # 384 and Hoopeston VFW Post # 4826.

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Bernall G. Wilkening, 88 Cissna Park

Visitation:  Friday, January 30th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park & Saturday, January 31st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park
Burial:  Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park

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Patricia L. Regan, 89, of Herrin, Illinois, formerly of Hoopeston

Private family burial will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Regan’s life.

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Marie E. Kietzmann, 89 Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 31, 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 January 31, 2015 at the funeral home, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Donald L. Brown, 96 of Crescent City

Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Garden South in Oak Lawn. Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 30, 2015 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Mary Lou Kaeb, 83, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January, 26, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. Ministers of the church will officiate. Burial will be in the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 1:00-7:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 25, 2015 at the Apostolic Christian Fellowship Hall in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the funeral service at the church.


Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

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Luke Montgomery, 75 of Watseka

Visitation:  Thursday, January 29th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Friday, January 30th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 30th at 11:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Melinda Beverly (Kirby) Lindsey, 23 Valparaiso, IN formerly of Rossville, IL

A Celebration of Melinda’s Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, January 30, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 309 East Washington Street, Hoopeston, IL.  Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Melinda’s life.

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Sharon B. Conrad, 74 Donovan

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 28th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Thursday, January 29th from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Donovan United Methodist Church
Funeral Service:  Thursday, January 29th at 10:30 a.m. at Donovan United Methodist Church
Burial:  Beaver Cemetery near Donovan

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Harold Eugene Franklin, 83, of Beaumont, Texas, formerly of Rossville

Graveside services for Harold Eugene Franklin will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, January 26, 2015, at the Rossville Cemetery, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Full military rites will be conducted by the Rossville American Legion.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Franklin’s life.

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Donna Stowe 59, of Horse Cave, KY

Cremation Rites have been accorded. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.  Knapp Funeral Home in Milford is handling arrangements.

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Delores Kaufman, 76 Watseka

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Friday, January 23, 2015, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A Prayer Service will take place at 6:00 pm.

Funeral Mass will be Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 10:00 am, at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Watseka. Father Michael Powell will officiate.

Burial will be held at a later date following Cremation Rites.

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Alice Davis Nutt Bauer, 94 formerly of Woodland

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Watseka

Private Graveside service will be held at GAR Cemetery in Watseka

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Jerell “Jerry” Eshleman, 71 Onarga

Visitation:  Friday, January 23rd from 9:30-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Friday, January 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Del Rey Cemetery

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Barry Stone, 87 Hoopeston

Arrangements are private with the Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston

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Wayne E. Schroeder, 84 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, January 23rd from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka & Saturday, January 24th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 24th at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka
Burial:  Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Charles “Red” Bailey, 83 Onarga

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 21st from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, January 21st at 11:00 a.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga
Burial:  Ridgeland Twp. Cemetery in Thawville

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Dorothy “Dottie” Martin, 89 Georgetown and formerly of Paris, IL

Graveside Service will be held on Friday, January 23rd at 10:00 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford

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

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Thomas Carpenter, 84 Paris

Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A burial will be held at Clearndon Hills Cemetery in Darien, Illinois at a later date.  Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling arrangements.

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Elva G. Ward Little, 93 formerly of Loda and Rantoul and resided at Country Health in Gifford at the time of her death

Visitation:  Saturday, January 24th from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Ludlow United Methodist Church
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Ludlow United Methodist Church

Baier Family Funeral Services in Paxton is handling the arrangements

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Joyce Darlene Hedgecock, 84 Hoopeston

Visitation:  Wednesday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene
Funeral Service:  Wednesday, January 21st at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene
Burial:  Floral Hill Cemetery

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements

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Dorothy R. Sweet, 98 Port Charlotte, FL & formerly of Watseka

Graveside service to be held on Monday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

Arrangements are being handled by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Everett Harold Heckerson, 88, of Catlin

A Celebration of the Life of Everett Harold Heckerson will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 400 North Vermilion Street, Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  A private family burial will be held at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.  Memorials may be made to the #10 Church of Christ.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Everett’s life.

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Kate Peters, 87 of Watseka

Visitation Saturday January 17th from 9:30-10:30, with services at 10:30 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in Woodland’s Body Cemetery.

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Marshall Burton, 62 of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 20, 2015 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday January 20, 2015 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements.

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Janet Marie Carlson, 59 Watseka

Visitation:  Friday, January 16th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka
Funeral Service:  Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 a.m. at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.  With a one hour visitation prior to services.
Burial:  Danforth Reformed Church Cemetery in Danforth

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Daniel Lee Compton, 67, of Knox City, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston

 

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Marcella Wheeler, 87, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of the Life of Marcella June Mayberry Wheeler will be at 12:00 p.m. Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Blurton Funeral Home, 309 East Washington Street, Hoopeston, with Dennis Shaddix officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Wheeler’s life.

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Homer Frank Bossong, 99, of Watseka

Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

Funeral Services will be Friday, January 16, 2015 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, with a one hour visitation prior to services. Pastor Joseph Hughes will be officiating.

Burial will follow at Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

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Jorge Castro 67, of Onarga

Cremation rites have been accorded, Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Curtis H. Ellis, 65 of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements

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Donald V. Bozell, 90, of Watseka,

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with a one hour prior visitation at the funeral home. Rev. Marty Schoenleber will officiate the service. Burial will take place at a later date at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka with graveside military rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

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Georgia Turner, 86 of Paxton

Visitation will be from Noon to 1, with services at 1pm all Tuesday January 13th at Baier Family Funeral Service in Paxton Burial in Glenn Cemetery

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