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San Juanita Palomares, 53, of Rantoul

San Juanita Palomares, 53, of Rantoul, passed away at 2:06 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Juanita was born on August 11, 1965, in Hoopeston, Illinois, the daughter of Baltazar and Angela (Mendoza) Zarate.  She married Jesus “Jesse” Palomares on June 13, 1987, in Ruskin, Florida.  He preceded her in death on August 21, 2017.

She is survived by three daughters- Janette (Adrian) Menchaca, Jasmine Palomares and Rebecca Clerget all of Rantoul; three sons- Jesus (Jamie) Palomares, Juan Palomares and Joseph (Elizabeth) Palomares all of Rantoul; ten grandchildren- Janeiza Menchaca, Adilany Palomares, Erin Menchaca, Javian Jesus Palomares, Jaylianna Juanita Palomares, Andrea, Perla, Lizeth, Yohanny and Danny Morlaes; three brothers- Baltazar Zarate Jr. of Pharr, Texas, Raul (Valerie) Zarate of Pharr, Texas and Matias Zarate of Rantoul; three sisters- Saturnina (Santiago Sanchez) Zarate of Donna, Texas, Martina (Hilario) Palomares of Ruskin, Florida and Lucinda (Valentin) Cabral of Ruskin, Florida; uncles- Pedro (Melida) Zarate of Hoopeston and Luis (Martha) Mendoza of Pharr, Texas and Nabor Villarreal of Rio Grande City, Texas; aunts- Guadalupe (Robert) Kirkhart of Danville, San Juana (Dupertino) Lopez of La Grulla, Texas, Espernaza Zarate of Sullivan City, Texas, Eva Mendoza of San Antonio, Texas; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and her special Chihuahua baby Jack Olaf Palomares.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Juanita was a member of St. Malachy’s Catholic Church, in Rantoul.  She enjoyed cooking, babysitting, shopping, traveling, dancing and taking care of her family.  Juanita loved having parties, family gatherings and playing loteria. 

A Celebration of San Juanita Palomares Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Father Joel Phelps officiating.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the family.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Juanita’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Opal M. Irwin, 90, of Sour Lake, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston

Opal M. Irwin, 90, of Sour Lake, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 3, 2019, at Silsbee Oaks Health Care.

Opal was born on August 6, 1928, in the hills of Barren County Kentucky. She was the daughter of Branford and Georgia (Polson) Lawson.  She married Glen Allen Irwin on July 12, 1952, in Henderson, Kentucky.  He preceded her in death in 1999.

She is survived by two daughters- Karen (Jay) Stover of Sour Lake, Texas and Barbara Fleenor of Rockville, Indiana; eight grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; one brother- Clifton (Roberta) Lawson of Danville; one sister- Juanita (Clay) Wallace of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son- Kenny Glass, one grandson- Jimmy Fleenor, four brothers and one sister.

Opal enjoyed sewing, crafting, cooking and listening to bluegrass music.

A Celebration of Opal M. Irwin’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 21, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Locust Grove Cemetery.  Memorials may be made in Opal’s name to Alzheimer’s Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Opal’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Penny Ann Smith, 63, of Potomac, formerly of Paris

Penny Ann Smith, 63, of Potomac, formerly of Paris, passed away at 6:55 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2018, at her home.

Penny was born on August 6, 1955, in Paris, Illinois, the daughter of Norma Jean Pine.  She was previously married to Terrance Patrick Hodge.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two children- Brooke (David) Shewmake Paris, Illinois and Seth Hodge of Mansfield, Illinois; two grandchildren- Cheyenne Montgomery of Rantoul and Daely Shear of Paris, Illinois; great-grandchild- Hayven Montgomery; three brothers- Fred Pine, Chuck (JoAnne) Pine  and Branden Pine; three sisters- Susan Curry, Lynn Pine and Kari Romero; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved dogs- Rascal, Yarp and Bud.

Penny graduated from Jamaica High School and attended Parkland College.  She enjoyed gardening, Tai Chi, taking care of her plants and she was an avid reader and bird watcher.

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There are not any services scheduled at this time.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac to assist them in honoring Penny’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Roy Lee Cherry, 89, of Hoopeston

Roy Lee Cherry, 89, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:55 P.M. Sunday February 10, 2019, at his residence at Autumn Fields in Hoopeston.  He was born July 7, 1929, in Red Boiling Spring, TN, the son of Silas and Ollie Cherry.  He married Martha Ann Clark on December 21, 1947 in Newman, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by four daughters, Beverly (Sam) Minton of Wilkesboro, NC, Nancy Marshall of Scottsdale, AR, Rose (Kenny) Holycross of West Lebanon, IN, and Julie (Mark) Newman of Rankin, IL; one sister, Willodeen Dixon of Bowling Green, KY; 13 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters; 4 brothers; one grandson, Dustin Marshall; and one great-grandson, Tyler Minton.

Roy was a farmer for over 65 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hoopeston and a charter member of the Rankin Lions Club.  He loved music and playing the guitar and enjoyed bowling in his younger days.  Roy especially loved his family and his grandchildren.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday February 14, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday at the First Baptist Church 323 E. Seminary Ave, Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating.  Burial will follow in Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin, IL.

Memorials may be made to IMH Hospice 200 N. Laird Lane Watseka, IL 60970 or to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Carolyn Joyce Brooks, 77, of Hoopeston

Carolyn Joyce Brooks, 77, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:35 A.M. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at her home.  She was born February 21, 1941, in Matteson, IL the daughter of Fred and Verna (Langrader) Heusman.  She married Earl G. Brooks in Chicago Heights, IL.  He survives in Hoopeston.

She is also survived by one brother and one step-brother.

Carolyn was a homemaker.

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

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Charles Robert "Bob" Totheroh, 88, of Wellington

Charles Robert “Bob” Totheroh, 88, of Wellington, IL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening (February 6, 2019) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL, following a brief illness.  At his bedside were his son, four of his granddaughters, his son-in-law, and his former daughter-in-law.

Bob was born on July 19, 1930, in Lovejoy Township where he made his lifelong home.  After graduating from Wellington High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and soon married Louise Leverenz of Wellington on August 24, 1951.  Soon after, Bob was deployed to Morocco where Louise and their eldest daughter, Kathy, later joined him.

Following his discharge from the service, the family returned to Wellington where Bob began a career at Wellington State Bank, serving as Vice President and Manager for nearly 20 years.  He then went on to start the Totheroh Insurance Agency with offices in Hoopeston and Milford, which he operated until his retirement.

An excellent conversationalist, Bob became an authority on local area history and loved nothing more than to regale anyone who would listen with his “seemingly endless tales” of his own life experiences and the scores of fascinating people he met along the way.  He was a lifelong student of agriculture and financial markets and enjoyed golf, collecting coins, and watching Illini sports in his spare time.

Bob is survived by one sister, Norma Irvin, of Wellington; one son, Todd Totheroh of Bloomington; one son-in-law, Eric “Rick” Bach of Bloomington, IL; 6 granddaughters, Whitney Totheroh of Bloomington, IL, Lacey Stroink of Dallas, TX, Taylor (Cody) Robinson of Atlanta, IL, Emma, Grace, and Sophie Totheroh of Bloomington, IL; two great – granddaughters, Lillian and Delilah Robinson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Maury of Wellington; his wife, Louise; and two daughters, Kathy Stroink and Cindy Bach.

He was a member of the Milford Christian Church and served his community in many volunteer positions over the years.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday February 12, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 13, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

The family suggests donations to the Milford Christian Church 811 E. Hickory St., Milford, IL 60953, OSF Children’s Hospital of Illinois 530 NE Glen Oak Ave., Peoria, IL 61637, or a charity of the donor’s choice in Bob’s name.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Sarah "Betty" March, 96, formerly of Goodwine

Sarah “Betty” March, 96, formerly of Goodwine, passed away at 10:56 p.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

Betty was born on October 8, 1922, in Hoopeston, the daughter of German and Anna (Griffin) Robertson.  She married Henry March on September 25, 1941, in Perrysville, Indiana.  He preceded her in death on November 2, 1976.

She is survived by three children- Fred (Pam) March of Fithian, Mark March of Philo and Becky (Gene) Miller of Ogden; six grandchildren- Missy Melton, Hank March, Heather March, Miranda Walker, Shauna Miller and Aaron Miller; eight great-grandchildren- Jonathon Melton, Madi Melton, Zak March, Ethan March, Austin Cuppernell, T.J. Wade, Finnegan Walker and Rowan Walker; brother-in-law- Charles Smotherman of Shawnee, Kansas; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson-Jacob March and two sisters- Lillian Smotherman and Lenora Kerrill.

Betty worked at Stokley’s for several years and was a nanny to many children.  She was a former member of the Goodwine Methodist Church and was currently a member of the St. Joseph Church of Christ.  She was also a member of the Eastern Star and Royal Neighbors.  Betty enjoyed flower gardening, feeding the birds and she was an avid Chicago Cubs fan.

A Celebration of Sarah “Betty” March’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 9, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Amity Cemetery, in Goodwine.  Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice or to Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Betty’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Harold Lloyd Smock, 95, of Rossville

Harold Lloyd Smock, 95, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 6:48 P.M. Saturday February 2, 2019 at Faith Place/Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth, IL.  He was born October 21, 1923, in Rossville, IL, the son of Harold Odum and Gladys (Cooper) Smock.  He married Donna Marie Peterson on August 20, 1949, at the Church of Christ Parsonage in Rossville.  She preceded him in death on December 21, 2008.

He is survived by three daughters, Linda (Duane) Turner of Rossville, IL, Karen (Stephen) Philbrook of Holt, MI, and Jo Anne (Gary) Milton of Rossville, IL; one son, David Lloyd Smock of Rossville, IL; two sisters, Ethel Roach of Hoopeston, IL and Mary Stillwell of West Melbourne, FL; four brothers, Jack (Marybelle) Smock of Rossville, IL, John Smock of Pharr, TX, Gordon (Sue) Smock of Alvin, IL, and Larry (Kenna) Smock of Rossville, IL; four grandchildren, Erin (Robert) Danner of Rossville, IL, Courtney (Nathan) Reynolds of Lansing, MI, Megan (Ryan) Anderson of Hoopeston, IL, and Tori Smock of Alvin, IL; 4 step-granddaughters, Stacey, Kym, Amy, and Jami; 5 great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-grandchildren; and 16 nieces and nephews.  He is also survived by a special friend, Betty Yeats of Rossville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; one sister, Beatrice Scott; one brother, Donald Smock; two brothers-in-law, Tom Scott and Robert Compton; and one nephew, Chuck Smock.

Harold was a meat-cutter at the Grab-It Here and later at the A & P (The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.) until his retirement.  He served as a Paratrooper and Medic in the United States Army during World War II, serving in Japan and the Philippines. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rossville, where he was an elder and did a lot of volunteer work.  He was a past Rossville School Board member and past Ross Township Board member.  Harold enjoyed woodworking and carving, golfing, and fishing.

A visitation will be held 4:00 -7:00 P.M. Thursday February 7, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday February 8, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will follow in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery in rural Rossville, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association 207 S Prospect Rd Ste 1, Bloomington, IL 61704 or Prairieview Lutheran Home 403 N 4th St, Danforth, IL 60930,

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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Helen Lorraine Schieler, 90, of Hoopeston, IL

Helen Lorraine Schieler, 90, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:30 A.M. Thursday January 31, 2019 at her home at Autumn Fields in Hoopeston.  She was born February 9, 1928, in Pontiac, IL, the daughter of Clifford and Roe (Sedekum) Herbert.  She married Robert E. Schieler on October 16, 1947 in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Tyler of Rankin, IL and Nancy Mason of Rankin, IL ; one daughter-in-law, Marie Schieler of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Mary Tronc of Pontiac, IL; 7 grandchildren, Tricia (John) Freeland of Hoopeston, IL, Angela Schieler (Brian Street) of Sitka, AK, Robert (Dee) Schieler of Bloomington, IL, Cindy (Garry) Brown of Alvin, IL, Connie (Greg) Davis of Tuscola, IL, Tim Tyler of Paxton, IL, and Kellen Piffner of Seattle, WA; nine great-grandchildren, Austin and Caden Schieler, Reese Davis, Andrew Short, John Halley, Monica (Lucas) Wright, Marshall Dale, Kimberlin Oleynichak, and Beau Tyler; 3 great-great-grandchildren; one great-great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jerry Schieler; two sons-in-law, Larry Tyler and Tom Mason; one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur (Ann) Herbert and one brother-in-law, LeRoy Tronc.

Helen was the bookkeeper for Galloway Machine Shop in Hoopeston until her retirement in 1993.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed quilting, sewing, and going on church mission trips.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday February 5, 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. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  A private burial will be held.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Charles W. Stahl, 81, of Rossville

Charles W. “Chuck” Stahl, 81, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 10:28 P.M. Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born November 3, 1937, in Rossville, IL, the son of Brinton and Anna (Perkins) Stahl.  He married Lila Marie Rudy on September 27, 1970, in Danville, IL.  She survives in Rossville.

He is also survived by one son, Britt Stahl of Bismarck, IL; one step-daughter, Denise Wilson of Sulphur, LA; one step-son, Evan Pennington of Bloomington, IL; 5 grandchildren, Cory (Sarah) Fletcher, Rebecca Wilson, Zachary Garmon, Sebastian Stahl, and Lorenzo Stahl; 5 great-grandchildren, Kylee and Brandon Fletcher and Chase, Kaden, and Trevon Moody; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one twin sister, Charlotte; two sisters, Suzy and Jane; two brothers, Bill and Dick; and one step-brother, Richard.

Chuck worked for the Village of Rossville for twenty years and then worked for Halliburton Oil in Lake Charles, LA.  He later worked for Danner Construction for many years until his retirement.  He served in the United States Army and was a past commander of the Rossville American Legion.  He was also involved in erecting the war memorial wall in Rossville.  Chuck also served as a past Rossville volunteer fireman.  He enjoyed gardening, caring for his peach trees, helping others, and loved spending time with his family.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at the Danville National Cemetery 1900 E. Main St. Danville, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by Danville American Legion Post #210.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rossville American Legion 104 Thompson St., Rossville, IL 60963.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Lois Mae Harris, 94, of Hoopeston

Lois Mae Harris, 94, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:15 A.M. Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  She was born May 25, 1924, in Rossville, IL, the daughter of Harrison and Myrtle (Rainwater) Hunley.  She married Myron Harris on June 2, 1941 in Missouri.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Hunt of Dalton, GA; one son, Scott Harris of Hoopeston, IL; one granddaughter, Leigh Hunt; one grandson, Eric Hunt; two nieces, Marjorie Bunting of Lafayette, IN and Karen Cope of Savannah, GA; and one nephew, Jim Kirk of Bloomington, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty (Bill) Jackson and Eloise (Pearl) Poynter; two brothers, Howard and Jim Hunley and their spouses; one son-in-law; and one niece, Patsy Demlow.

Lois was a homemaker.  She enjoyed playing in a canasta club with her sister for many years and writing and receiving cards.  She also loved to cook and feed anyone that showed up at her door.   

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a visitation will be held 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday February 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Kimberly S. Velliquette, 51, of Armstrong

Kimberly Sue Velliquette, 51, of Armstrong, passed away at 9:05 a.m. January 29, 2019, at her home.

Kimmy Sue was born on November 14, 1967, in Danville, the daughter of Harold and Nancy (Boten) Hines.  She married Brad Velliquette on December 5, 2009, at the Number 10 Church of Christ.  He survives.

She is also survived by her father- Harold Hines of Armstrong; two daughters- Kelsey (Jeremy) Jones of Gifford and Kourtney (Trent) Fermanich of Rockford; one son- Kody Newell of Armstrong; one grandson- Jordan Jones; one sister- Angie Lance of Potomac; two nieces- Brianna and Brittany Lance of Potomac; father-in-law- Bob Velliquette of Armstrong; and Aunt- Eunice Mumm of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by her mother- Nancy Hines and mother-in-law- Peggy Velliquette.

Kim graduated from Armstrong High School, in 1985 and she later attended DACC, where she graduated with her Associates Degree.  Kim worked as the Branch Manager at Longview Bank, in Royal.  She also worked as a floral designer at County Market, in Urbana.  She was a member of the Number 10 Church of Christ, PTK Honors Society and Illinois Certified Professional Florist.  She enjoyed working in the field with her dad, watching Hallmark movies, floral arranging, sewing, traveling, doing jigsaw puzzles and rocking her grandson while they watched tractor videos.  Kimmy Sue loved snow and Christmas was her favorite time of year.  She also enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets and finding VarageSale deals. She loved to watch the Chicago Cubs.

A Celebration of Kimberly Sue Velliquette’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Embury Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Kim’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Maurice "Dale" Smith, 75, of Rossville

 

Maurice “Dale” Smith, 75, of Rossville, passed away at 12:35 p.m. January 29, 2019, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.

Dale was born on January 15, 1944, in Rockport, Indiana, the son of Wilfred and Imogene (Huffman) Smith. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sue (France) Smith.  Dale and Janet were married on October 29, 1966, in Booneville, Indiana.  After 52 years, they were able plant permanent roots in Rossville, Illinois, raise two children, celebrate grandchildren, and retire together to enjoy their home, community, and church family at First Presbyterian in Hoopeston.

He is survived by two sons- Matthew Dale (Brenda) Smith of Georgetown, Illinois and Marshall Dean (Katie) Smith of Yorba Linda, California; five grandchildren- Hannah, Riley, Landyn, Nolan and Addaley; one brother- Dennis (Denise) Smith of Florida; two sisters- Sandra (Bob) Hoehn of Indiana and Twyla (Earl) Gimlich of Georgia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dale graduated from Mount Vernon High School, in Mount Vernon, Indiana, he later was awarded a scholarship playing baseball for the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science Degree.  Upon graduation, Dale enrolled in to the United Theological Seminary receiving a Master in Divinity. Dale served as a minister for the United Methodist Church in Southern Indiana until retirement.   He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hoopeston serving as an Elder and Deacon. He also served as Commissioner to the Presbytery.   Dale enjoyed spending time with his family, serving others in need, traveling, reading, listening to music, and being active in nature conservancy. 

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be a memorial service held at a later date.  Memorials may be made in Dale’s name to the First Presbyterian Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dale’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Judith A. King, 74, of Hoopeston

Judith Ann King, 74, of Hoopeston, passed away at 6:14 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Judith was born on June 18, 1944, in Hoopeston, the daughter of James and Ada (Dobkins) Gooden.  She married Ronald Francis King on May 2, 1964, in Hope, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on August 3, 2006.

She is survived by one daughter- Debra King of Hoopeston; three sons- Dwayne King of Hoopeston, Ronald (Dallas) King of Bloomington and David King of Hoopeston; seven grandchildren- Breyan (Kayla) Peterson, Caden Peterson, Abrianna Peterson, Teagan King, Kinzlee King, Laiken King and Kian King; three great-grandchildren- Gabriel, Isaiah and Noah; one brother- James Gooden Jr. of Hoopeston; two sisters- Peggy Vailes of Inverness, Florida and Phyllis (Vern) Williams of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son- Jason King, two sisters- Patricia Dooley and Pauline Kolman and special great-nephew- A.J Rhodes.

Judith enjoyed listening to Elvis, watching TV, especially QVC and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

A Celebration of Judith King’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made in Judith’s name to H.A.R.T.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Judith’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Pauline A. Klein, 89, of Hoopeston

 

 

Pauline A. Klein, 89, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:25 A.M. Friday January 25, 2019 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville, IL.  She was born February 1, 1929, in Rossville, IL, the daughter of Ruel and Hazel (Stump) Abbott.  She married Werner Klein on October 10, 1959, at the Travis Air Force Base Chapel in San Francisco, CA.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Heidi Crouch of Hoopeston, IL and Annalisa Klein – Bassett and Jeff Bassett of Charleston, SC; one sister-in-law, Fran Abbott; one granddaughter, Samantha (Matt) Haertjens; one grandson, Nathan Crouch; and many nieces and nephews who she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hester Abbott; and eight brothers, Harold (Grace) Abbott, Howard (Grace) Abbott, Herschel (Martha) Abbott, Harlan Abbott, Homer Abbott, Hollis (Beverly) Abbott, Dick (Shirley) Abbott, and Jack Abbott.

Pauline was a graduate of East Lynn High School and later became a homemaker.  She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ, the Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed crocheting, painting, quilting, and sewing.  Pauline also enjoyed crafting, reading, and most of all she loved to dance.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 30, 2019 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. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL 60963.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Richard J. Simpson, 75 of Collison

Richard J. Simpson passed away on January 16, 2019 at 9:22 am at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Urbana, Illinois.

 

He was born on June 13, 1943 to Frank and Dorothy (Frey) Simpson in Delta, Colorado.  He married Ramona (Henne) Simpson on September 11, 1966 in Littleton, Colorado. 

 

As a child Richard grew up all across the United States, including Hawaii, while his Father was a Construction Superintendent.   After high school he also did underground construction in Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.  After moving to Illinois in 1969 he worked for  Holmes Brothers, in Danville, IL as an apprentice machinist.  He later worked at Coeval, Inc. and worked his way up from a warehouse worker to Plant Supervisor.  He worked there for 27 ½ years.  He later worked as an over-the-road truck driver.  He loved being able to drive and see the country.  Richard enlisted in the US Army on March16, 1964.  He served in Germany and Vietnam.  He reached the rank of E5 and was honorably discharged on July 22, 1969, in Ft. Lewis, WA.

 

Richard’s hobbies included reading woodworking magazines, making wooden pens and pencils and small toys.  He enjoyed telling stories of growing up with his siblings traveling, One of his favorite stories was of he and his brother floating their father’s VW Bug across the Colorado River.  When a friend asked his father if he knew if the car would float, as advertised the boys said yes since they had done it.  He loved his family and grandchildren. 

 

Although he lived in a variety of cities across the United States he made his home, with his beloved wife, Ramona, of 52 years in Collison, IL along with their children Richard J, Jr (Dona Martin), Rossville; James (Melody Serrano) Riverview, FL; Gregory, Collison; and Kathy (Kyle) Lyons, Homer.  Grandchildren; Ian, Heather, Meghan and Anthony (AJ) Simpson; Ethan, Isaac and Adam Lyons.  He has a sister, Sandra (Kenneth) Morain of Grain Valley, MO and a brother Allen (Frances) Simpson of Gotebo, OK and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley (John) Wright. 

 

A Celebration of Richard Simpson’s Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Collison United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  He will be laid to rest following the service in Collison Cemetery, with full military honors.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.  Special Thanks to the staff of Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Care, Urbana, IL.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Richard’s life.   Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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George Edward Houmes, 96

George Edward Houmes, 96, passed away on Sunday January 13, 2019.  He was born August 12, 1922 to Date A. and Mary (Tilton) Houmes at the family farm in Hoopeston, IL.  He attended elementary school at Victor school located in Prairie Green Township.  He graduated from John Greer High School in 1940.  George married Edith Jaynes, a class mate, on August 6, 1940.  They lived on and were involved in the operation of the family farm until retirement in 1984.  In 1945 and until 1982 he was active in various positions in the plant food industry.  In 1945, he owned and operated Hoopeston Fertilizer Co., later selling to the Stipp family.  From that time until retirement he held management positions with major plant food companies.  George was very civic minded and felt it was important to be involved in local affairs.  He served on the Wellington School Board, the Iroquois County Board and the Hoopeston Community Hospital Board.  During his retirement years, in Texas, he served as Treasurer of the Lagarto Volunteer Fire Department and as president of the Carmel Hills Property Owners Association.  He was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 for over fifty years, a member of the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite for over fifty years and a proud member of Alamin Shrine in Corpus Christi, TX, until his death.  He was a member of the Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, TX.  George owned and enjoyed several Harley Davidson motorcycles.  His pride and joy was a 1998 heavily chromed parade bike that he rode in Shrine parades.  On October 4, 2008, he joined in marriage to Barbara Y. Young.  They enjoyed traveling and spending time together at their home on Lake Corpus Christi. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, of over 67 years; his parents; one son, Dan V. Houmes; three sisters; one brother; one great-granddaughter; two step-daughters; and one step-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Gayle Karen Rush; one son, Date A. “Chip” (Cindy) Houmes; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Houmes; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; one step-grandson; two step-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday January 17, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A masonic service will follow at 7:00 P.M.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 18, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Green Church of Christ 278 N 2800 EAST Rd, Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 208 W Orange St, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Julie Ann Yi, 60, of Rantoul

Julie Ann Yi, 60, of Rantoul, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

Julie was born on February 11, 1958, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Ora and Donna (Fields) Fletcher Sr. 

She is survived by her partner- Mary Diana Howard of Rantoul; grandchild- Nia Yi; three brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son- Jesse Yi and step-mother- Ruth Fletcher.

Julie served in the Unites States Air Force.  She was a member of the Rantoul Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, making jewelry, reading the bible and she loved her cats.

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Julie’s life.  Memorials may be made to Mary Howard to help assist with the funeral arrangements.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Howard Sheffield, 89, of Lincoln, IL

Howard E. “Pee Wee” Sheffield, 89, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 10:51 A.M. Monday January 7, 2019 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.  He was born April 24, 1929 in Hoopeston, IL, the son of Herbert E. and Ida F. (Bell) Sheffield. 

He is survived by 9 nieces and nephews, Mary (Charles) Vandevender of Dana, IN, Doris Butt of Granite City, IL, Elaine Ramsey of Estancia, NM, Nancy Anderson of Milford, IL, Stephen (Linda) Ingold of Goodland, IN, Herbert Ingold of Chatsworth, IL, Margaret (Dwayne) Knollenberg of Lincoln, IL, Richard Ingold of Gibson City, IL, and John (Michelle) Ingold of Rankin, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters; 4 brothers; 2 nieces; 2 nephews; 1 great-niece; 3 great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Howard worked for Douglas Aircraft in California for ten years.  He later worked at Plibrico in Chicago as an accountant until his retirement in 1991.  He was an avid amateur photographer and was a member of the Photographic Society of America, the Greenbriar Camera Club of Chicago and the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association. 

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Monday January 14, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Crystal Joan "Cookie" Nelson, 61, of Kankakee

Crystal Joan “Cookie” Nelson, 61, of Kankakee, IL, passed away at 5:25 P.M. Thursday January 3, 2019 in Kankakee, IL.  She was born May 22, 1957, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Lucy Floyd Cross.

She is survived by her mother; two sisters, Patricia Pickett of Hoopeston, IL and Pamela Lindsey of Hoopeston, IL; three brothers, John (Paula) Cross of Scottsdale, AZ, Stanley Eugene Cross of Hoopeston, IL, and Michael Cross of Hoopeston, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jeff and Dora Floyd and one sister, Marcia Bradshaw.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 9, 2019 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Zelda B. Page, 84, of Hoopeston

Zelda B. Page, 84, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 5:48 A.M. Thursday, January, 3, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born August 20, 1934, the daughter of Clyde and Rosalie (Bills) Ross.  She married Truman Page on October 14, 1985.  He survives in Hoopeston.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Diana (Darrell) Wallace of Perrysville, IN.; one son, Max Boswell of Hoopeston, IL.; two step sons, Curtis (Marilee) Page of Hoopeston and Craige (June) Page of Hoopeston, IL.; two sisters, Marlene (John) Porst of Mecca, IN. and Brenda (Lester) Sims of Mecca, IN.; nineteen grandchildren, twenty great – grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Don Ross, and one grandson, Chris Page.

 

Zelda was a medical records technician in Hoopeston for eighteen years and in Watseka for four years.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for thirty- five years and attended the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston.  Zelda played the piano, enjoyed college basketball and was an avid Illinois fan.

 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL. 60942.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Jesse David Hatchett, of Rossville IL, 29

Jesse David Hatchett, of Rossville IL, loving father and son, found his peace at the age of 29. His story began in Ely, NV on November 29, 1989.   A blue eyed, tow head baby boy was born to James and Mary Bainbridge Hatchett.

     Jesse was very inquisitive as a child. Always taking his toys apart to see how they worked. Sometimes he got them put back together, sometimes he didn’t. It didn’t matter, they had served their purpose.

     Jesse attended Rossville-Alvin and Bismarck-Henning schools.  In his early teens he played baseball and ran track. While in junior high, Jesse put Rossville on the map by breaking records and taking Rossville-Alvin to state. You can bet when there was mischief to be had him and his cousins were right in the middle of it.

     Jesse was an exceptionally creative artist. Any empty space where ink or paint could go was soon filled with intense imagination and brilliance. Jesse also liked to go fishing with his mother and enjoyed the outdoors. He liked collecting rocks and would spend hours searching for them.

     Jesse had his trials, as we all do, but through it all his heart was always kind. He went out of his way to make people laugh.  He had an infectious giggle that one couldn’t help but laugh right along with. Jesse loved his children with all his heart. Greyson would always tell him “Daddy, you are my superhero.”

     Jesse is preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Sally Bainbridge of Rossville, IL and his cousin Christopher Morin of Alvin, IL.

     Jesse is survived by his mother, Mary Bainbridge Hatchett, of Rossville, IL. His father James Hatchett of Knoxville,  TN, a daughter, Isabella,  a son, Greyson, a brother Jory Young, and his grandparents Jim and Angela Hatchett of Snead,  AL. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

     Jesse’s presence will be deeply missed but his memory and the way he loved his family will forever be with us.

    A Celebration of Jesse’s Life will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Morning Star Church, in Rossville.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Jesse’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Jean Ann Abernathy, 94, of rural Fithian

Jean Ann Abernathy, 94, of rural Fithian, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, in Danville.

Jean was born on August 21, 1924, in Paxton, Illinois, the daughter of Louis A. and June (Wilson) Knerr. 

She is survived by five children- Judy (Bob) Smith of Danville, Donna (Bob) Lamb of Ada, Ohio, Gary (Irene) Abernathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kathy (Mark) James of Austin, Texas and Debbie (Sam) Sands of Chapel Hill, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters- Vonna Boughton of Watseka, Illinois and Carol Wooldridge of Kankakee, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse-James Abernathy. four sisters- Lois Vanduyn, Faye Clark, Maxine Schmidt and Verna Howe, three brothers- Elmer Knerr, Calvin Knerr and Don Knerr, one infant brother, one grandchild- Jacob and two great-grandchildren- Alexandra and Payne.

Jean started working at Collegiate Cap and Gown, in Champaign, as a seamstress in 1969.  She worked there for over 20 years until her retirement.  She also worked for several years at Garst Seed Company, as seasonal help.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, traveling and being a mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation and a private family burial will take place at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Abernathy’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Dale Wesley Glenn 79

Dale Wesley Glenn went to the Lord on December 23, 2018 to join his wife, Joyce of 56 years.

Dale was born on August 28, 1939, in Hoopeston, IL, to Herbert E. and Verna (Cox) Glenn.  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joyce; and brothers, John, Ralph, and Robert.  Dale is survived by his wife, Marty; sister, Rozanna (Ray) Estep of Danville, IL; one son, Bobby (Sandy) Glenn of Monticello, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

He attended Hoopeston Public Schools, graduating in 1957.  Dale received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1962.  The University of Illinois was his next step in his education, where in 1967 he received a Master’s Degree in Education Psychology.  In 1973, he received a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Northern Illinois University.  And in 1980, received a Master’s Degree in Administration from Illinois State University.

After graduating from college in 1962, he coached basketball at Tinley Park, Potomac, and Oakwood before becoming Head Basketball coach at Joliet Central, where his teams won over 300 games, and in 1970 the “Steelmen” played for the State Championship.

While at Joliet, Dale was Director of Special Education for Joliet High School District 204, where he pioneered Joliet into the forefront of High School Special Education in the 1970’s, including founding one of the first high school Alternative School programs for “Behaviorally Disturbed” students that nearly every high school district in the country has today.

After retiring from coaching in 1981, Dale joined the Will County Sheriff’s department as a youth and gang counselor, eventually retiring in 1997 as a training Sgt for the Will County Aux.

An avid tennis player, hunter, and fisherman in his younger days, his hobby became golf after retiring, and he and Joyce enjoyed almost every day at the Fruitland Golf Course with their friends.  Dale had 5 “Hole in One” in his career and often shot his age into his 70’s.

Dale’s book of poetry, “The Journey” reflects his love for God, parents, spouse, family, and friends.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday January 3, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hoopeston Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Crescent City (FL) Christian Center. 

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

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

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Daniel V. Houmes, 75, of Hoopeston, IL

Daniel Vinson Houmes, 75, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 5:01 A.M. Saturday December 29, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born February 23, 1943, in Danville, IL, the son of George Edward and Edith Pauline (Jaynes) Houmes.  His father survives in Corpus Christy, TX.  He married Sandra Hodge on February 23, 1962.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Georgina Houmes Metzler and her fiancé Doug James of Broken Arrow, OK; two sons, Dan B. (Cindy) Houmes of Phoenix, AZ; and Doug (Donna) Houmes of Vail, AZ; one sister, Gayle Houmes Rush of South Bethany Beach, DE; one brother, Chip (Cindy) Houmes of Hoopeston, IL; four grandchildren, Danielle Root, Adria Banas, Ridge Houmes, and Braze Houmes; three great-grandchildren, Jubilee, Boaz, and Phoebe Root; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Edith Houmes; and one granddaughter, Samantha Metzler.

Daniel farmed his family’s farm for forty years.  He served as the Supervisor of Prairie Green Township for twenty-six years, was a member and past president of the Wellington Lion’s Club, and was a lifetime member of the NRA.  He enjoyed model railroads, watching western movies, drinking coffee with his friends in Wellington, and spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday January 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday January 5, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Wellington-Greer Fire Protection District, P.O. Box 143, Wellington, IL 60973 or the Prairie Green Church of Christ, 278 N 2800 East Rd, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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