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Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville

Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville, IL, passed away at 9:08 P.M. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born September 21, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of Arthur and Perrie (Compton) Heidrick.  He married Carol Ehlenfeld on September 17, 1961.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Jessica (Billy) Heidrick-Cox of Danville, IL; four sons, Jeff Heidrick of Alvin, IL, Brian (Betsy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, Charlie (Amy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, and Eddie (Jennifer) Heidrick of Danville, IL; 14 grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Heidrick, Clay (Rachel) Heidrick, Derek (Lindsay) Heidrick, Curtis (Callie) Heidrick, Blake Heidrick, Erin (Devin) Taylor, Lexi Heidrick, Josh Heidrick, Jordan Heidrick, Cole Heidrick, Kayla Heidrick, Abraham Heidrick, Lacie Heidrick, and Saydee Heidrick;  and 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Bradley, Garrett, Baylor, Gentry, Emily, Gavin, and Cash Heidrick and Harvey Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Harry graduated 8th grade from Shake Rag Schoolhouse and high school from Bismarck.  He retired from Heatcraft (formerly Bohn Aluminum) after 37 years and then retired from Newell Township after nearly 19 years.  He was a member of the Olive Branch #38 Masonic Lodge in Danville, IL.  Harry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going fishing in Minnesota, and coon hunting with his dogs.  He loved the challenge of getting an old tractor up and running again. 

Cremation rites have been accorded.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday August 18, 2019 at Eddie’s farm shop, with Charlie Strange officiating.

Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502-1204; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61822.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Harold "Dean" Bogard, 73, of Hoopeston

Harold “Dean” Bogard, 73, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4:54 p.m. Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Heritage Health, in Hoopeston.

Dean was born on February 8, 1946, in Jamesburg, Illinois, the son of Earl A. and Susan (Gray) Bogard.  He married Marsha Seiters on November 27, 1964, in Hoopeston.

He is survived by one daughter- Rebecca (Amy) Bogard of Hoopeston; three sons- William (Janet) Bogard of Hoopeston, Bryan Bogard of Hoopeston and Robert (Cinnamon) Bogard of Lockport, Illinois; one brother- Herman (Marsha) Bogard of Clearwater, Florida; one sister- Candy (Stewart) Widlund of Danville; thirteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and a grandson.

Dean worked for Food Machinery and Quaker Oats, for several years, until his retirement.  He enjoyed traveling, gardening and going to Las Vegas.

Cremation rites have been accorded and there are not any services scheduled.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Dean’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Jerry Don McConkey, 73, of Armstrong

Jerry Don McConkey, 73, of Armstrong, Sunday, August 4, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Jerry was born on July 22, 1946, in Loudon County Tennessee, the son of L.C. and Flora (Smallen) McConkey.  He married Patricia Sartin on December 5, 1975, in Sweetwater, Tennessee.  She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters- Tammy McConkey of Mansfield, Illinois, Kim Lewis of Champaign, Illinois and Barbara (Joseph) Tripodi of Kenosha, Wisconsin; two sons- Tommy McConkey of Champaign, Illinois and Darrel (Sheri) McConkey of Armstrong, Illinois; one sister- Flo Clark of Lenoir City, Tennessee; nine grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson-Dustin, one brother and one sister.

Jerry worked for Laborer #703 in Urbana for several years.  He enjoyed working on cars, fishing and drinking coffee while watching his TV shows.  Jerry was a great storyteller and loved telling a good ghost story, talking about aliens or conspiracy theories.

Cremation rites have been accorded and there are not any services scheduled at this time.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them with honoring Jerry’s life.  Memories or condolences may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Francis "Frank" Stumph, 76, of Hoopeston

Francis Howard “Frank” Stumph, 76, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:14 P.M. Monday August 5, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  He was born in Lebanon, KY, on March 27, 1943, the son of Willie Earl and Lula Ray (Wicker) Stumph.  He married Betty Ann Tutwiler on January 11, 1963 at the Christian Church in Henning, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Lisa (Allen) Kinney of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, Jeff (Betsy) Stumph of Oxford, IN and Brian (Deb) Stumph of Champaign, IL; one brother, Phillip “Jay” (Connie) Stumph of Potomac, IL; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; two brothers, Mickie and Jack Stumph; and one great-granddaughter, Kyla Kinney.

Frank worked at Birkey’s Farm Store.  He then worked at MC of A, and later for Mike Lee Trucking.  He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in rural Rossville.  Frank enjoyed traveling, lawn and gardening, wood working, and collecting IH tractors.

A visitation will be held 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday August 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 12, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Earl Eells officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Antioch Church of Christ 37604A N 1900 East Rd, Rossville, IL 60963 or Carle Hospice206 W. Anthony Dr, Champaign, IL 61822.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Susan (Susie) Elizabeth Eells, 65, of Mattoon, formerly of Hoopeston

Susan (Susie) Elizabeth Eells, 65, of Mattoon, formerly of Hoopeston, IL, passed away on August 1st in Champaign, IL.

Susie was born in Danville, Illinois to Edson and Phyllis Eells on September 24th, 1953.  She graduated from Hoopeston High School in 1971 and attended DACC.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and when she was able, loved singing in the church choir. She was also a member of the Barbara Standish Chapter of DAR.  She loved music, reading, collecting Betty Boop memorabilia and Pegasus and of course like all of the Eells’ was a big IU Hoosier fan. She had spent the last several years at Palm Terrace in Mattoon and thought of that as her second home.

She is survived by one sister, Nancy (Bill) Jenkins; two brothers, Scott (Megan) Eells and Kevin Eells; nieces and nephews, Scottie, Sara, Rob (Jacquie), Jake (Desarae), Victoria, Avalon, Aaliya and Michael and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Susie was preceded in death by her parents. 

Visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Saturday August 10, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. following the visitation at Anderson Funeral Home with the Pastor Richard Lewis officiating.   Burial will follow at Amity Cemetery in Goodwine, IL.  

Memorials may be given to Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

The family of Susie wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Carle Hospital, Palm Terrace and Amy Bruens who has been Susie’s angel and her rock.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Sharol Genesee Senn, 78, of Hoopeston

Sharol Genesee Senn, 78, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:54 A.M. Sunday August 4, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  She was born March 5, 1941 in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Jack and Arvona (Barr) Mitchell.  She married Donald Senn on December 29, 1962.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Deborah (Jim) Garrett of Brookston, IN; two sons, John (Tina) Senn of Clearwater, FL and Mark (Monica) Senn of Romeoville, IL; one brother-in-law, Orville Haxton of Paxton, IL; seven grandchildren, James (Paige) Garrett, Katie Garrett and her fiancé Isidro, Shelby Senn, Haley Senn, Andrew (Christine) Senn, Alex (Danielle) Senn, and Austin Senn; two great-grandchildren, Georgia Senn and Junior Medrano and four nieces and nephews, Betsy Dean Smith, Scott James, Bryan Hix and Becky Hix.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Donna Gay Haxton, and one infant nephew, John Dean.

Sharol worked as a register nurse for over 40 years.  She was a nurse giving of herself even after death as she was a tissue donor.  She enjoyed lace making, needle point, beadwork, silk stitching, and green house plants.  Sharol also enjoyed traveling, monthly luncheons with girlfriends, Facebook friends, and spending time with her family.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday August 8, 2019 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. Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Kennekuk County Park 22296-A Henning Rd, Danville, IL 61834.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Martha Jane Meador, 76, of Hoopeston

Martha Jane Meador, 76, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:30 P.M. Friday August 2, 2019 at her home.  She was born December 28, 1942, in Glasgow, KY, the daughter of Delbert W. and Evelyn Meador. 

She is survived by one sister, Doris J. (Steve) Kelley of Cedar Falls, IA; two brothers, Delbert L. “Ben” (Chris) Meador of Walton, IN and Terry W. (Linda) Meador of Collison, IL; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one nephew, Delbert E. Meador; and several aunts and uncles.

Martha worked at The Shack in Hoopeston for 18 years and then Hoopeston Hospital until her retirement.  She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston, where she was very active in helping with funeral dinners and anything else that was needed. She enjoyed walking her dogs and was always there to lend a helping hand.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday August 8, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday August 9, 2019 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

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Margaret Arlene Greenberg, 80, of rural Ambia,

Margaret Arlene Greenberg, 80, of rural Ambia, IN, passed away at 10:11 P.M. Thursday August 1, 2019 at St. Vincent Seton Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.  She was born March 15, 1939, in Riley, IL, the daughter of Delbert and Elizabeth (Morgeson) Matthews.  She married Kenneth Wayne Greenberg on August 10, 1958 at the Christian Church in Ambia, IN, and they were married for almost 61 years.  He survives.

She is also survived by four daughters (who she proudly introduced as Daughter #1, #2, #3 or #4), Becky Greenberg-Li of Avon, IN, Debra Greenberg-Hendren of Hoopeston, IL, Karen Greenberg-Shepard (Bryan Umbanhowar) of Rankin, IL, and Krista (Ben) Greenberg-Swisher of Indianapolis, IN.  Survivors also include one sister, Carol Lantis of Hoopeston, IL; one brother, Delbert “Bud” Matthews of Melbourne, FL; and two grandsons, Andrew Hendren and Kyle Morgan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Delbert and Elizabeth Matthews; one sister, Marilynn Vandenberg; and one brother, Robert Matthews.

Margaret was a homemaker and proud wife of a farmer.  She was a member of the Ambia United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was an Annual Conference Delegate, Communion Steward, and Church Board Secretary.  She also served as District Officer of Church Women United and President of United Methodist Women. She especially loved decorating the Church each Christmas with her daughters, and was the voice everyone listened for when singing Hymns every Sunday morning. 

Margaret was a member of the Benton County Musettes and served as a Prairie Green Township Election Judge and the Ambia Alumni Association Secretary and President. She enjoyed spending time with her family, singing, cooking, planting flowers, sending greeting cards, and driving her red Ford Edge.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. CST Wednesday August 7, 2019 at the Ambia United Methodist Church, 208 S. 3rd St. Ambia, IN.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. CST Wednesday at the church with Pastor Noel Whiteman and Rev. Don Williams officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

Memorials may be made in Margaret’s honor to the Ambia United Methodist Church, with the funds being donated to the Pine Creek Camp swimming pool fund. Margaret regularly supported this camp and made dozens of curtains for their cabins.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.  

 

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Glenn Hackney, 69, of Hoopeston

Glenn Hackney, 69, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:48 A.M. Monday July 22, 2019 at his home.  He was born June 26, 1950 in New Jersey the son of Raymond Hackey. 

Cremation rites were accorded.  A visitation will be held 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. Friday August 9, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.

He married Terri Lynn (Milburn) Hackney.  She survives.

He is also survived by eight daughters, Delores Frazier of Hoopeston, IL, Alisha Oliver of Warsaw, IN, Andrea Prellis of South Carolina, Mellissa Higdon of Indiana, Audrey Hackney of Rankin, IL, Alexis Grimes (Austin Mincey) of Danville, IL, Brianna Mathis of Hoopeston, IL, and Shannon Bailey of New Jersey; three sons, Harry (Chris) Majewski of South Carolina, Leroy McNeal of Rushville, IL, and Michael Prellis of South Carolina; two brothers, Raymond (Jan) Hackney of Indiana and Paul Hackney of Tennessee; grandchildren, Patrick McGuire, Kyle Frazier, Kelsey Roach, Samantha Austin, Tyler Shaffer, Sydney Austin, Devin Austin, Brandon Sutton, Colton Sutton, Lauren Majewski, and Zach (Chelsea) Curry; great-grandchildren, Noah Lee Ray Mincey and Preston Ray King; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters; and two brothers.

Glenn was a truck driver.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and trucking.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a service will be held at a later date.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville

Harold Wayne Heidrick, 75, of Danville, IL, passed away at 9:08 P.M. Tuesday July 23, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born September 21, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of Arthur and Perrie (Compton) Heidrick.  He married Carol Ehlenfeld on September 17, 1961.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter, Jessica (Billy) Heidrick-Cox of Danville, IL; four sons, Jeff Heidrick of Alvin, IL, Brian (Betsy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, Charlie (Amy) Heidrick of Danville, IL, and Eddie (Jennifer) Heidrick of Danville, IL; 14 grandchildren, Jake (Jennifer) Heidrick, Clay (Rachel) Heidrick, Derek (Lindsay) Heidrick, Curtis (Callie) Heidrick, Blake Heidrick, Erin (Devin) Taylor, Lexi Heidrick, Josh Heidrick, Jordan Heidrick, Cole Heidrick, Kayla Heidrick, Abraham Heidrick, Lacie Heidrick, and Saydee Heidrick;  and 9 great-grandchildren, Madison, Bradley, Garrett, Baylor, Gentry, Emily, Gavin, and Cash Heidrick and Harvey Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and two brothers.

Harry graduated 8th grade from Shake Rag Schoolhouse and high school from Bismarck.  He retired from Heatcraft (formerly Bohn Aluminum) after 37 years and then retired from Newell Township after nearly 19 years.  He was a member of the Olive Branch #38 Masonic Lodge in Danville, IL.  Harry enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, going fishing in Minnesota, and coon hunting with his dogs.  He loved the challenge of getting an old tractor up and running again. 

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday August 18, 2019 at Eddie’s farm shop, with Charlie Strange officiating.

Memorials may be made in Harold’s honor to the Shriner’s Hospital for Children 1900 Richmond Rd., Lexington, KY 40502-1204; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105, or Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61822.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Joy Horton, 91, of Danville

 

Joy Horton, 91, of Danville, IL, passed away Thursday July 18, 2019 at Danville Care Center in Danville, IL.  Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL.

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Evelyn T. Stevens, 80, of Danville, formerly of Potomac

Evelyn T. Stevens, 80, of Danville, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 12:58 a.m. July 15, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Evelyn was born on December 25, 1938, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Malcom and Illa (Brown) Stout.  She married Harry Stevens, in 1979, in Tilton, Illinois.  He preceded her in death in 2012.

She is survived by her sister- Charlene (Tack) Hickman of Potomac; sister-in-law- Sandy Stout of Cape Coral, Florida; and 45 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother- Vern Stout and nephew-Scott Hickman.

Evelyn enjoyed crocheting and knitting, she was known for the afghans that she would make.  She also enjoyed fishing, collecting stuffed bears and saying “Hi’ to everyone and giving them hugs.

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Morningstar Ministries, 201 N. Chicago St, Rossville, IL 60963.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Evelyn’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Darrin Ray Brewster, 45, of Wellington

Darrin Ray Brewster, 45, of Wellington, IL., passed away at 9:37 P.M. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at his home.  He was born February 5, 1974, the son of Melvin and Brenda (Brewster) Schroeder.  He married Elizabeth Donaldson on May 6, 2000 in Hoopeston, IL.  She survives in Wellington.

 

He is survived by one daughter, Karly Brewster of Wellington, IL; two sons, Andrew Finke (Megan) of Wellington, IL and Allan Finke and fiancé Michelle Herd of Wellington, IL; two sisters, Rhonda (Alan) Henrichs of Onarga, IL and Julie Reeder of Milford, IL; three brothers, Steve Schroeder, Mike (Kim) Schroeder of Milford, IL, and Donald (Trisha) Schroeder of Loda, IL; eight grandchildren, Makenna, Serenity, Maddie, Dominic, Jacob, Memphis, Leland, and Rylan, and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, one brother Melvin Schroeder Jr., one son James Ryan Finke, one granddaughter, Charlie Rose Finke, one grandson, Pheonix Ray Finke, and several aunts and uncles.

 

Darrin was a maintenance technician for Newwave Communications for twenty plus years.  He was a past president for the Hoopeston Jaycees, a JCI Senator, the 64th and 70th Sweetcorn Festival chairman, a 32nd Degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rites, a Gao Grotto member, an officer of the Rose Croix, and a member of the Tennessee Squire Association.   Darrin was a past Village of Wellington Board Trustee, a volunteer firefighter and first responder, and an auxiliary officer for Sheldon. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his brothers and spending time with his family and four- legged best friend Gizmo Mogwai.

 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, July 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL with Masonic Rites at 6:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 12, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Kenny Ramsey officiating.  Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the Brewster Family.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Norma L. Collier, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Hoopeston

Norma L. Collier, 84, of Springfield, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Heritage Health, in Springfield.

Norma was born on January 23, 1935, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Edward E. and Mae E. (Beggs) Long.  She married Charles Collier on October 17, 1970, in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death on January 21, 1985.

She is survived by one niece- Laura Johnson of Missouri; one nephew- Brian Richter of California; one step-daughter- Cynthia Call of Springfield; one step-granddaughter- Andrea Call of Springfield: and three step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister- Margaret Richter and step-grandson- Timothy Call.

Norma worked for General Mills, as a farm office clerk, for over 40 years.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and a past member of the Hoopeston Coin Club.  Norma loved going shopping and was always looking for that special bargain.  She also enjoyed working outside and she would always joke that she would work outside before cleaning inside her house.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family. 

A Celebration of Norma Collier’s Life will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Norma’s life.  Memoires or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Humberto Rubio, 59, of Hoopeston

Humberto “Beto” Rubio, 59, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:42 A.M. Monday July 1, 2019 at his home in Hoopeston.  He was born November 3, 1959, in Mexico, the son of Antonio Rubio- Olguin and Isaias Rubio-Ponce.

He is survived by his mother, Isaias Rubio-Ponce of Mexico; two daughters, Esmeralda (Victor) Rojas and Alexandria Rubio all of Hoopeston, IL; 5 sisters, Oralia, Martha, Evelia, Ma de la Luz, and Flor Rubio; 3 brothers, Melesio, Liverio, and Martin Rubio; 8 grandchildren, Mauricio, Dulce, Pilar, Maria, Dominic, America, Sofia, and Hugo; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Antonio Rubio Olguin and two sisters, Amelia and Efigenia Rubio.

Humberto worked for the Laborers’ Union Construction Local #274.  He enjoyed spending time with friends and listening to music.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday July 9, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Following the visitation, cremation rites will be accorded.  Burial will be held in Mexico, following the cremation.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Joseph T. "JT" Schwartz Sr., 74, of Hoopeston

Joseph T. “JT” Schwartz Sr., 74, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 2:48 P.M. Wednesday June 26, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born September 3, 1944, in Hayti, MO, the son of Henry Houston and Birdell Marie (Clifton) Schwartz.

He is survived by one sister, Shirley Ann (Ronnie) Leppard of Hoopeston, IL and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister; and three brothers.

Joseph worked as an electrician until his retirement.  He loved spending time with his family, having cookouts, and drinking ice cold beer. 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Monday July 1, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A graveside service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:30 P.M. Monday at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with Sam Terrell officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston VFW #4826, 428 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Jay R. Prillaman II, 83, of Vero Beach, FL, formerly of Rossville,

Jay Robert “Bob” or “Ed” Prillaman, Jr., 83, most recently of Vero Beach, FL, passed away peacefully on June 25th, 2019 at Indian River Hospital, Vero Beach, FL. His services will be at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, July 6th at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30p.m. Burial will immediately follow services at the Rossville Cemetery.

Jay Jr. was born May 3, 1936 to Jay R. Prillaman, Sr. and Cleeta (Smith) Prillaman of Rossville, IL. Both preceded him in death.  He graduated class salutatorian from Rossville High School in 1954, received a BA in psychology and English with honors from Atlantic Christian College, NC, then received his MS degree in guidance and counseling at Illinois State University. He married Lynn (Goss) of East St. Louis, IL in 1961, had two daughters, then married Betty in 1980. He was proud to have worked for General Electric supporting the Apollo Space program in Daytona Beach, FL by recruiting scientists and engineers that eventually led to the moon landing. He won an award for his work and was honored to add his own “slice of history” and contributions to such an historic project.

He then pursued his love of teaching and learning while working with high school students for many years both in Florida and then back home in Illinois.  He enjoyed playing and coaching football, basketball, baseball, and golf.  He and his wife lived in North Carolina for ten years before retiring and relocating to Vero Beach, FL, where he pursued his passion for teaching and sharing his expertise of bridge with others while personally earning the level of Sapphire Life Master as a member of the American Contract Bridge League.

Jay is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 39 years, “Betty” (Myrtle McCoy) Prillaman; two daughters,  Lisa (Mark) Goeken-Galliart, Lake Bloomington, IL; Laura (Jim) Steffey, Tremont, IL;  three step-children, Diane (Jim) Sibley, Chillicothe, IL; Roger (Sharon) McCoy, Canoe, GA;  Mary Hall and Mike Grohskopf, St. Louis, MO; a combined 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his four brothers: Terry Sr. (Sharon), Rossville, IL; Danny (Peg), Bloomington, IL; Gregg (Cindy), Annandale, VA; Roger (Janine), Champaign, IL; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Also surviving are brothers-in-law: David (Rhonda) Mixon, New London, IA; Harold (Barbara) Mixon, Laurel, MS; and Howard (Janet) Mixon, Atlanta, GA.

Jay had an infectious laugh, was loved and respected by many, and will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all the fierce partners and opponents at the Vero Beach Bridge Club.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages memorials be made to the Vero Beach Bridge Club (VBBC), 1520 14th Ave., Vero Beach, FL 32960, where he was an active member for almost 20 years and whose members recently held a special day in his honor. Memorials will help continue the education and love of the game of duplicate bridge.

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

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Alice Dolores Brooks, 88

Alice Dolores Brooks, went to her Heavenly Home, at the age of 88, on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 7:30 a.m.

Alice was born to Cleo and Mildred (Wolfe) Pearson, on October 15, 1930, on her Grandpa Wolfe’s farm in Central Barren, Indiana.  She grew up in Urbana, Illinois.  Alice married Austin Brooks on December 26, 1948.  They were married 57 years before Austin passed away, in 2006.  Together they farmed in the Armstrong, Illinois area for 42 years before moving to Pence, Indiana in the fall of 1986.

Austin and Alice had seven children- Gayle (Jim) Ehmen of Paxton, Illinois, Tom (Carol) Brooks of Potomac, Illinois, Carl (Crystal Griggs) Brooks of Potomac, Illinois, Russell (Liz) Brooks of Newman, Illinois, Rex (Cathy) Brooks of Covington, Indiana, Burley Wayne Brooks (deceased) and Lisa (Charlie) Sims of St. Joseph, Illinois.  She is survived by 25 grandchildren, 34 great- grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren and she is also survived by several extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, brother- Charles Edward Pearson and daughter in laws- Darlene Brooks and Jan Brooks.

In Alice’s final years she resided many years in Covington, Indiana and a short time in Paxton, Illinois, before finally moving to St. Joseph, Illinois, in 2017.

Alice was completely devoted to her family.  No matter what she was in the middle of, if one of her children needed her, she dropped everything at a moment’s notice to be there for them.  Her favorite thing in life was spending time with her family, which included anyone that walked through the door.

Alice was a collector of many things-rocks, books, squirrels, owls, bird figurines and antiques of all kinds.  She loved flea markets and garage sales-and although very shy, she loved to haggle on a price with someone for something she wanted.

A Celebration of Alice’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday June 29, 2019, at the Potomac Church of Christ, with Pastor Gary Arivett officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Partlow Cemetery, in Armstrong.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019 at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Visitation will also be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the Danville Humane Society or Donor’s Choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Brook’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com. 

 

 

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Ruth Estelle Watson, 58

Ruth Estelle Watson, 58, of Alvin, passed away at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2019.

Ruth was born on November 12, 1960, in Peoria, the daughter of Willard and Nancy (Haun) Adkins.  She married Rick Watson on March 5, 2015, in Sarasota, Florida.  He survives.

She is also survived by one daughter- Shannon Sommer of Mossville, Illinois; one son- Strider (Laura) Sommer of Creve Coeur, Illinois; step-daughter- Michelle (Kerry) Pagel of Atwood, Illinois; step-son- Dusty Watson of Henning, Illinois; four grandchildren- Ian, Amelia, Tavin and Estella; four step-grandchildren- Ayden, Jeridyn, Ahna and Courtney; sister- LeeAnn Conrad of Lacon, Illinois; several nieces and nephews; and her extended family- Stephanie Blount, Lacey Williams, David Vonk and their families. 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Ruth graduated from Illinois Valley Central High School, in 1978.  She volunteered for several years with the Peoria area ESDA dive team, where she served as a certified diver on the underwater rescue team.  Ruth enjoyed playing cards, computer games, gardening, animals, riding her Harley, camping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  Ruth loved a good piece of cheese and eating chocolate. 

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.  Following the services cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to the family.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Ruth’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Waneta Wilson Schneider Bertrand Smith Jentsch

Waneta Wilson Schneider Bertrand Smith Jentsch was born December 15, 1918 to Fay Wilson and Myrtle Gritten Wilson in Bismarck, Illinois. The family moved north to Dolton, Illinois when Waneta was in grade school.  As a teenager, Waneta assisted with running the household and caring for her younger siblings. 

 

Waneta gave birth to 6 children – 3 with her first husband, and 3 with her second husband, and she happily acquired a step-daughter with her marriage to her fourth husband. Through these 7 children, Waneta’s descendants include 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

 

Waneta loved her family and friends and was always ready to help people.  She loved to cook, and did some catering which led to a job as a cafeteria manager at Tinley Park High School.  She was also an accomplished seamstress and sewed clothing for her children and grandchildren, she also made prom dresses and wedding dresses.  Several weddings featured brides, bridesmaids, and mothers of the bride and groom all wearing Waneta’s creations.  She would attend the reception with sewing kit on hand, just in case.

 

Waneta had a wonderful sense of humor, loved to read, try different cuisines, and travel.   In her later years, Waneta travelled as often as possible with friends, senior groups, and family members.   She went river rafting in Colorado, touring in Alaska, cruising the Mediterranean, and RVing in New Zealand.  She rode camels and donkeys, hiked up the Acropolis, and explored the canals of Venice.

 

For a full century, Waneta was full of life and love, and ready with a smile. 

 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, June 21, 2019 at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, IL, with Pastor Gail Meyers officiating.

 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Joshua Wayne Jerome, 37, of Hoopeston

Joshua Wayne Jerome, 37, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:23 P.M. Saturday June 15, 2019.  He was born February 11, 1982, in Danville, IL, the son of Dennis and Angelique (Forbes) Jerome.

He is survived by his mother, Angelique Jerome of Hoopeston, IL; two daughters, Pandora Jerome of Hoopeston, IL and Maya Webber of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters, Leah Jerome (Randy) of Alvin, IL and Kirah (Joel) Zinyemba of Dallas, TX; one brother, Carroll (Tammy) Jerome of Hoopeston, IL; and five nieces and nephews, Gage Fouse, Aubree Jerome, Lilly Jerome, Kaizen McCalla, and Shingirai Zinyemba.

He was preceded in death by his father, Dennis Jerome. 

Josh was a meat cutter at Price-Less Foods and later at IGA grocery store in Hoopeston.  He was a life-long member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709.  He enjoyed playing his guitar, painting, and making crafts.

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

Memorials may be made to the family for his daughter’s education.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Hildegard Margarete Green, 93, formerly of Rossville

Hildegard Margarete Green, 93, formerly of Rossville, passed away April 1, 2019, in Nurnberg, Germany.

Hildegard was born August 20, 1925, the daughter of Franz and Kate Staab.  She married Glen Green on January 16, 1949, in Rossville.  He preceded her in death on January 6, 2009, in Nurnberg, Germany.

She is survived by one daughter, Margarete (Don) Uzarski;  Granddaughter, Amy (Marc) Lovell; Greatgrandchildren, Margarete and Raphael Bennett; Cousin, Jurgen (Brigitte) Forster with daughter Celina; extended family and friends in the Village of Sailauf (near Frankfurt); Sisters-in-law, Eileen Layden, Lois Roberts and Mary (Phil) Briggs; Brother-in-law, John (Cookie) Green and a great many nieces, nephews and other much loved extended family in Hoopeston/Rossville and scattered throughout much of the US.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Hoopeston, with Father Thomas Gibson officiating.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington Street, Hoopeston, Illinois.   Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2019 at Manns Chapel Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Green’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Alma Lee Coffey, 50, of Warren, Indiana, formerly of Potomac

Alma Lee Coffey, 50, of Warren, Indiana, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 12:07 p.m. est. Thursday, June 13, 2019, at Lutheran Hospital of Indiana, in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Alma was born on January 21, 1969, in Danville, Illinois, the daughter of Steve Cross and Shirley (Coffey) Linder.  She is survived by her parents; three children- Tim (Chelsea) Whitlow of Indianapolis, Indiana. Karissa (Josh) Brooksher of Warren, Indiana and Devin Coffey of Indianapolis Indiana; four grandchildren- Hunter, Elliott, Nia and Rhoen; two brothers- Johnny (Tina) Linder of Rossville and Ronald Linder of Hoopeston; two sisters- Brenda Cox of Potomac and Helen (Josh) Roberts of Hoopeston; and several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her uncle- Jacky Coffey and aunt- Ruth Royals.

Alma worked at Marion Community Schools, in Marion, Indiana for several years.  She enjoyed shopping on Amazon, being outdoors, painting, drawing, baking, being on Facebook and going to the casino.  Her greatest enjoyment was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

A Celebration of Alma Lee Coffey's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Dan Mikel officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Potomac Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Alma's life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Mary Jane Dillon, 99, of Hoopeston

Mary Jane Dillon, 99, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:02 A.M. Wednesday June 12, 2019 at her home at Autumn Field’s Adult Community in Hoopeston.  She was born September 16, 1919 in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Swan and Agnes (Magnuson) Johnson.

She is survived by one son, Lyle Grant (Linda) Mitchell of Hoopeston, IL; two grandchildren, Vickie (Pat) Rushing and Vincent (Tracy) Burress; and one great-grandson, Kyle (Jenny) Houser.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Paul, Don, Glen, Bernice, and Evelyn.

Mary Jane was the past secretary to a number of officials and eventually to the President and board at Joan of Arc.  She was a member of the National Secretaries Association where she was awarded Secretary of the Year in 1973.  In her later years, she enjoyed playing bridge and was an avid reader.  She also enjoyed many travels with Jo Holder and Evelyn Attebury.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Autumn Fields and staff for their great care.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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William L. Dickison, 52, of Alvin

William Lewis Dickison, 52, of Alvin, IL, passed away at 5:30 A.M. Wednesday June 12, 2019 at his home in Alvin.  He was born July 13, 1966, in Danville, IL, the son of Lewis and Lois (Rumble) Dickison. 

He is survived by one son, Levi Dickson of Danville, IL; three sisters, Louisa (James) Stevens of Danville, IL, Mary (Jay) Lewis of Lanark, IL, and Lynette Hancock of Alvin, IL; one brother, James (Sherrie) Dickison of Bismarck, IL; and several nieces and nephews.  Also surviving is Levi’s mother, Tammy McFadden and Levi’s half-brother and half-sister, Garrett McFadden and Kaylee McFadden.

He was preceded in death by one brother, John Dickison.

William was a truck driver for many years.  He attended the Alvin Church of God.  He enjoyed fishing, listening to music, cooking, roller skating, and photography.  He loved spending time with his family and his greatest enjoyment was being a Dad.  William had a caring heart and enjoyed helping others.  He will always be remembered for being outgoing and talkative.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Wednesday June 19, 2019 at the Alvin Church of God, 109 South St. Alvin, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 6:00 P.M. at the church, with Pastor Dan Hunt officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the family of William C/O his son, Levi Dickison.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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