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Eileen M. Strough, 95, of Gilman

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until the 2:00 pm funeral service on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery at Watseka.

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William C. Fulkner, 76, of Ashkum

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Reva F. Lloyd, 97, of Hoopeston

Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Rossville Cemetery,

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Marjorie R. Frye, 87, of Donovan

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Donovan United Methodist Church. Rev. Kevin Wolfe will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Dell Cemetery at Iroquois.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Friday, January 20, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

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Harold Leroy “Marblehead” Fritz, 86, of Rossville

Per his request, cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 18, 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.   No burial will be held.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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Tommy R. Creamer, Sr., 65, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday January 19, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 20, 2017 at the funeral home,  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion #384.

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Dorothy Guimond, 95, of Bourbonnias

Funeral mass will be on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00 am at Maternity BVM Church in Bourbonnais Visitation will be on Friday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at the church. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Kankakee.

 

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Stanton “Stan” Fredrickson, 86, of Paxton

Graveside services for family and friends will be at 10:00 am on Thursday January 19, 2017 at Glen Cemetery in Paxton.  Military graveside rites will be provided by the Paxton American Legion.

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Samuel “Sammy” Drayer, 73 of Rankin

Visitation will be on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park from 3:00-7:00 pm and one hour prior to the funeral service. Funeral services will be on Monday, January 16, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park at 11:00 am Burial will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery in Cissna Park.

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Wilma M. Wyss, 84, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 11:00 am Burial will be in the Cissna Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

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Margaret A. Rife, 79, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Margaret Rife’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, 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.

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Ida “Ann”  Brown 92, of Watseka

Visitation will be Thursday 1/12 from 4-7 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Services will be Friday 1/13 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka. Burial will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Martinton

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Donald McFarland, 94, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Tuesday January 17, 2017 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. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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Sherry Strong Hoffman, 69

The family will receive friends from 1:00-2:00 pm on Friday, January 13, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 pm on Friday. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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Arthur “Arkie” Schroeder, 76, of Milford

Graveside services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Monday, January 9, 2017 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

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Arthur “Art” Feller, 94, of Cissna Park

Visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon on Monday, January 9, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Graveside services will immediately follow at the Cissna Park Cemetery with military rites by the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.

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Mary F. Grimes 79, of Summerset, SD

Visitation will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Burial will be held at a later date at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

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Karry Gray, 55, of Watseka.

Cremation rites have been made accordingly.

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Merle Lemenager, 88, of Clifton

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday with a prayer service at 4:30 pm on January 8, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 9, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in L’Erable. Burial will be in the L’Erable Cemetery.

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Glen Edgar Galbert, 73, of Danville, formerly of Crawfordsville, Indiana

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be no services scheduled at this time.

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Dana Miller, 62 of Bradley

Visitation will be held Saturday 1/7 from 2 to 3 with services at 3 all at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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John Wesley Duff, 97, of Watseka

Visitation will be on Thursday January 5th from 4-6 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services will be on Friday January 6th at 12 noon at the funeral home with Dr. Kenneth Vaux officiating. Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Norma McCullough, 85, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will immediately follow at Iroquois Memorial Park in Watseka.

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Francis Melson, 82 of Watseka

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. Funeral Mass on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at St. Edmund Catholic Church in Watseka.  Burial will be at G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka with military graveside rites by the Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

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Parker James, 96, of Watseka

A memorial visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Sandy Onken will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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Lucille Bray, 97, of Potomac, IL

Visitation will be held from 6-8PM on Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home, Potomac, IL.  Graveside services will be held at 11AM on January 4, 2017 at the Potomac Cemetery, Potomac IL

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Ruth Elaine Abbott, 58, of Hoopeston, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held at this time.

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Dale Leonard Singleton, 92, a resident of Fishers, Indiana

The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, from 11 am-1 pm at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 East Main Street, Hoopeston, Illinois, with funeral service at 1 pm.  Graveside services and burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.   Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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Beverly Ann Greger, 82, of Rantoul and formerly of Villa Grove

Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Rankin. Pastor Molly Spence-Hawk will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Villa Grove Cemetery in Villa Grove.

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Luella E. Dubea, 93, of Iroquois

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Vicki Killus will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Dell Cemetery at Iroquois.

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Helen M. Hasselbring, 91, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Idaville. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery at Idaville.

Visitation will be 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

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Jane B. Davis, 103, of East Peoria and formerly of Watseka

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 11:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church, 215 E. Cherry St. in Watseka, Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Thursday at the church. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka, IL.

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Leonard “Jeff” Jeffrey Withers, 56, of Ellis

Celebration of Life Visitation for Jeff Withers will be from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday December 29, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac. Per Jeff’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation. Services will be held at a later date.

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Etheleen Harwood, 70, of Watseka.

Visitation will be Thursday 12/29 from 1-3, services at 3 all at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow in the Iroquois Memorial Park Cemetery.

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Daniel Rothermel, 70, of Watseka.

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Ora Lee Bertram, 84, of Stockland

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 11am until 1pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm, at Baier Funeral Home. Pastor Brent Zastrow will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.

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William “Bill” Henry Fleming, 97, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of William “Bill” Henry Fleming’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 29, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Randy Walters officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery

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Marlene M. Redman, 77, of Watseka

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Monday, December 26, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Ben Stone and Rev. Wayne Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

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James Harmeson, 75, of Watseka

Cremation Rites have been accorded with the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Mildred Grace Yates, 95, of Rantoul Formerly of Rankin

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:30 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at the Rankin United Methodist Church in Rankin. Burial will follow in Rankin Union Cemetery.

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Heidi Rieches, 59, of Cissna Park

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service on Friday, December 23, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. Rev. Matthew Montgomery will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove.

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Rolland Light, 88, of Sheldon

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Sheldon United Methodist Church. Revs. Robert Sabo and Vicki Killus will officiate. Burial will be in the Sheldon Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon and 1 hour prior to the service at the church. Masonic services will be conducted by the Sheldon Masonic Lodge at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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Richard Radtke, 58, of Clifton

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until the 7:00 p.m. memorial service on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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Glen E. Foster, 90, of Hoopeston, formerly of Colchester and Sidell,

Celebration of Glen E. Foster’s Life will be held 12:00p.m. Saturday, December 17, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church, 915 East Orange Street, Hoopeston, Illinois with Pastor Wade Meranda and Pastor Ann Schwartz officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will follow the service in Partlow Cemetery, Armstrong

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Leroy Williamson, 81, of Iroquois

Cremation rites will be accorded by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

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Ruth Guill, 88, of Watseka.

Visitation will be held 11-Noon, services at Noon Friday 12/16, at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery.

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Deborah Williams, 59, of Milford

Visitation will be Sunday 12/18 from 2-8 at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka, also one hour prior to the 11am service Monday 12/19 at the Milford Christian Church. Burial will follow in the Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois.

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Jean Akers, 70, of Hoopeston

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

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Charles “Geren” Roberts, 62, of Gifford

Visitation will be held at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac on Wednesday, December 14, from 4 to 8.  A celebration of his life will be held at the same location on Thursday, December 15, at 11 AM with Geren’s longtime friend, Kenny Chumbley, preacher at Gibson City church of Christ, officiating.  A graveside service burial will immediately follow at Partlow Cemetery in Armstrong.

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Randall K. Garner, 64, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Randall “Randy” K. Garner will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 12, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Beckman officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and VFW Post #4826 at the funeral home.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.  According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be held at a later date in Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

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Ronald Dunn 69 of Florida, Formerly of Watseka.

There will be a memorial service for family and friends to honor Ron July 29th, 2017 at Legion Park in Watseka over the Watseka Alumni Golf Tournament Weekend.

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Forrest Quentin Coleman, 84, of Loda

A visitation and funeral will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at 1900 E. Main St., Building 49 at the Danville VA Complex in Danville. Immediately following the visitation and funeral will be an 11:00 am committal service held at the Danville VA National Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Danville American Legion Post #210. Pastor Levi Deatrick will officiate. Everyone is invited to a luncheon at the Grace Baptist Church in Paxton following the committal service in Danville. A Celebration of Life visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday at the Grace Baptist Church in Paxton.

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Kenneth “Kenny” Caisse, 65, of Paxton

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm at Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton. Private services for the family will be held at a later date.

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Marvin Rahn, 87, of Danforth

Visitation will be Monday 12/12/16 4-8pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, also one hour prior to the 10:30 Tuesday service at the Zion Lutheran Church in Chebanse. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery.

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Celestia Davis, 86, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday December 12, 2016 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. Monday at the funeral home, with Rev. Thomas Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Raymond L. Young, 85, of Cissna Park

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, December 9, 2016 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will be at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland with military graveside rites by the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

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Sheriff Mohammed, 73, of Rossville

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday December 8, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery in rural Rossville, IL, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 and VFW Buddy Egnew Post 4826.

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Phyllis J. “Mickey” Anderson

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016 at Baier Family Funeral Services, 406 E Pells, Paxton with Rev. Deb Domeier officiating. Burial will follow in Glen Cemetery, Paxton.
Visitation will Thursday from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

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Maria Claypool, 67, of Hoopeston

 Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday December 14, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday December 14, 2016 at the funeral home.  No burial will be held.

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Shirley Boudreau, 84 of Martinton

Visitation will be held 4-8pm Friday at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, services will be 10AM Saturday at St. John the Baptist Church in L’Erable. Burial in the L’Erable Catholic Cemetery.

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Marvin Leigh, 86, of East Lynn

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday December 7, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 8, 2016 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston.   Burial will follow in the East Lynn Cemetery in East Lynn, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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Danny McGinley, 75, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Wednesday December 7, 2016 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. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Following the funeral service, cremation rites will be accorded.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384 and VFW Buddy Egnew Post 4826 at the funeral home following the service.

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Earl J. Pruitt, 90, of Paxton

A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Paxton. Fr. Thomas Theneth will officiate. Burial will be at Glen Cemetery in Paxton.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Knapp-Miller Funeral Home in Paxton.

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Darlene McGunigal, 83, of Clearwater Beach, FL

Graveside Services will be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at 11:30 am, at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka, IL.

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Michael R. Carswell, 36, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 P.M. Monday December 5, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday December 6, 2016 at the funeral home, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 

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Kathryn M. Bennett, 90, of Kankakee and formerly of Clifton

Funeral services will be at 1:00 pm on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Her son-in-law, Rev. Kenneth Castello, will officiate. Friends may call from 12:00 noon until the time of services on Monday. Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Aroma Twp.

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Sheila K. Goff, 71, of Danville

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac.

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Janet Lynn Coulman Shumpert, 61, of Paxton and formerly of Watseka

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Pastor Jerry Parker will officiate.

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Virgil Cartwright 86, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 3:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. Sunday December 4, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Monday December 5, 2016 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Thomas Cici officiating.  Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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John Jackson, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

A graveside service will be held 2:00 P.M. Tuesday December 6, 2016 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

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Cyndi Houston, 59, of Chenoa, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Tuesday December 6, 2016 at the Floral Hill Cemetery Chapel.

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Kiva Hansen

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Elsie Reder, 87 of Watseka.

Cremation Rites have been accorded, Services will be held January 14th 10am at the Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.

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Julie Dawn Hasselbring, 59 of Watseka

Visitation will be on Monday November 28, 2016 from 4-7 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 10:00 am at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka with Pastor Jerry Parker officiating. Burial will be in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka.

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Marie Elizabeth Sturm, 94, of Watseka

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:00 pm on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at Faith Lutheran Church in Watseka. Pastor Jordan Cooper will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the church service on Tuesday from 12:00-1:00 pm at Faith Lutheran Church.

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Louise Hodge, 95, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday December 3, 2016 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 Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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June Gholson, 86, of Hoopeston, IL

 A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Friday December 2, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. Friday December 2, 2016 at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Lila Foster, 93, of Wellington, IL

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M.-1:00 P.M. Thursday December 1, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. Thursday December 1, 2016 at the funeral home, Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Lewis E. Mershon Jr., 89, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday November 30, 2016 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday December 1, 2016 at the church, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 and the Hoopeston VFW Buddy Egnew Post #4826.

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James Edward Farney, 81, of Hebron, Indiana, formerly of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Frances “Fran” Peters, 87, of Watseka

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka with Rev. Donald Love officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka. Visitation will be on Friday from 4:00-7:00 pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

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Kacie Prairie 28, Clifton

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton.

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James Edward “Jimi” McPherson, 51, of Milford, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 17, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, November 18, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Jesus Cintora Villafuerte, 35, of Milford, formerly of Mexico City

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Janice Herman, 75, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated. A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday November 19, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Saturday November 19, 2016 at the funeral home, with Steve Unger officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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Judith “Judi” F. Sharp, 75, of Hoopeston

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded by the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  There will be no services scheduled at this time.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Iona A. Hoshauer, 81, of Paxton, Illinois, formerly of Armstrong

A Celebration of Iona A. Hoshauer’s   Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, November 6, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home

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Georgia “Jo” Betka, 92, of Champaign

A Celebration of Georgia “Jo” Betka’s   Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 7, 2016, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Georgia’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Margaret Shields, 96, of Rossville

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday November 7, 2016 at the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Monday at the church.  Burial will follow in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery in rural Rossville, IL.
 

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Anna Rae Swim, 89, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Friday November 4, 2016 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. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Silas Montgomery officiating.  Burial will follow at Mann’s Chapel in rural Rossville.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Highway, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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


Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Colt Gerald Boyne, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M. Wednesday November 2, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday November 2, 2016 at the funeral home with Neil Larimore officiating.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Eugene “Gene” Absher, 91, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday October 31, 2016, 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. Monday October 31, 2016 at the funeral home, with Terry Polson officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made in Gene’s honor to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Illinois Chapter 207 S. Prospect Road, Suite 1, Bloomington, IL 61704.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Wendy L. Dunavan, 66, of Rossville

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Katherine Layden, 67, of Oakwood

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Carol Ann Flint, 77, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday October 21, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the funeral home, with Rev. Wade Meranda and Rev. Ann Schwartz officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Miracle Tree or the Grant Township Food Cupboard.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Judith M. Gossett, 73 of New Port Richey, FL and formerly of Woodland

Visitation:  2 Hours prior to the service
Funeral:  11 am on Friday, October 21 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Jon R. Hall, 69 of Crescent City

Visitation:  4-7 pm on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to the church service on Thursday
Funeral:  11 am on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Crescent City

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Melissa Frederick, 52, of Hoopeston

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.

Memorials may be made to Presence United Cancer Center 806 N. Logan Ave., Danville, IL 61832.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL is handling the arrangements.

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Lula B. Wood, 94 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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Anna M. Gagnon, 97 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

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