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Obituaries

Bertha Hammerton, 107, of Peoria

Blurton Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Roy L. “Big Roy” Menzo, 65, of Hoopeston, IL

Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Friday July 28, 2017 at the Danville National Cemetery 1900 E. Main St. Danville, IL.
 
Memorials may be made to the family of Roy Menzo C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
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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Robert Andrew Alkire, 67, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Robert Andrew Alkire’s Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the First Christian Church, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Blurton Funeral Home Brown-Alkire Chapel.  Masonic Service will be held at 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Masonic Lodge or the GAO Grotto.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Bob’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Kathryn Jane Seidler, 90, of Danville

A Celebration of Kathryn Jane Seidler’s Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at St. James United Methodist Church, with Pastor’s Randall Robinson and Justin Snider officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Sunset Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday at St. James United Methodist Church.  Memorials may be made to the St. James United Methodist Church or the Bismarck United Methodist Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Mrs. Seidler’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Norma White, 82, of Hoopeston, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Norma’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences. 
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Shirley Moore, 79, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday July 24, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee Valley Hospice 482 Main St NW, Bourbonnais, IL 60914; the Wellington United Methodist Church P.O. Box 112 Wellington, IL 60973 or the Ashkum United Methodist Church 208 N 3rd St, Ashkum, IL 60911.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view mom’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Mark Drollinger, 54, of Hoopeston

Mark Scott Drollinger, 54, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 6:45 A.M. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at his home. He was born April 22, 1963, in Danville, IL, the son of Ralph E. Drollinger and Beverly (Watson) Drollinger. Ralph survives in Hoopeston. He married Susan Ward on March 17, 2017 in Hoopeston. She survives in Hoopeston.
 
He is survived by one son, Patrick Drollinger of Hoopeston, IL; one step son, Chris Land of Ridgefarm, IL.; step mother V. Jean Taflinger Drollinger; one sister, Nina Drollinger of Rankin, IL., one step sister, Debra Mae (Lupe) Rivera of Grand Prairie, Texas; one step brother, Phil (Dee) Hollen of Dallas, Texas; an aunt, Bonnie Watson Swan; two uncles, Danny (Gale) Watson and Howard (Carol) Drollinger and several nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his mother, sister, Vickie Drollinger (Roger) Beaty and grandparents.
 
Mark was Chief of Police for the City of Hoopeston. He was a former investigator for the Vermilion County Sherriff’s Department. He was also a former Vermilion County Board member and a Hoopeston City Council member. Mark served in the United States Air Force, was a member of the United States Golf Association, Hubbard Trail County Club, American Legion, Masonic Star Lodge 709, and the United Fund of Grant Township. He loved golfing at Hubbard Trail, the children’s time at the library, visiting the kids at the school, and getting together every Sunday with his buddies to watch the Bears games. He loved to visit the French Quarters in New Orleans and was an avid Chicago sports fan. Mark had an infectious laugh and a wicked sense of humor and he lived his life to the fullest.
 
A visitation will be held 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday July 11, 2017 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Wednesday July 12, 2017 at the First Church of God with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating. Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post 384. Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded following the funeral.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Explorer Post 511 301 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the United Community Fund of Grant Township 525 S. Market St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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Sharon (Czeiszperger) Edwards, 63, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Mrs. Edward’s Life will be at 12:00 p.m. Saturday, July 8th, 2017, at the Girl Scout House in McFerren Park.  All are welcome to come and attend.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family’s Go Fund Me page for Sharon Edwards funeral expenses.
The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, to assist them in honoring Sharon’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com
 

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Sharon Houmes, 84, of Acworth, GA

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Stephan Troxel, 57, of Hoopeston

Per his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  A graveside service will be held 12:30 P.M.  Tuesday July 11, 2017 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating.
 
 
 
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
 
 
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Stephan’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

 

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Dorothy Marie Iungerich, 99, of Covington, Indiana, formerly of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Private family burial will follow the service at East Lynn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Dorothy’s name to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dorothy’s life.  Memories of photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Herschel Brewster, 82, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Wednesday July 5, 2017 at the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Wednesday at the church, with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to the family of Herschel Brewster.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Herschel’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Tony L. Johnson, 57, of Wellington, IL

Tony L. Johnson, 57, of Wellington, IL., passed away at 10:54 A.M. Monday June 26, 2017 at his home in Wellington, IL.  He was born September 29, 1959, in Danville, IL, the son of Howard and Myrna (McNeely) Johnson.  He married Ava Neathery on September 17, 1983, in Hoopeston. She survives in Wellington.
 
He is survived by two sons, Tyler Lee Johnson (Jessica VanDerWal) of South Elgin, IL and Stewart Fulton Johnson of Hoopeston, IL; his parents of Hoopeston, IL; his mother-in-law, Ruth Neathery of Hoopeston, IL; two brothers, Greg (Kimberly) Johnson of Danville, IL and Daniel (Sarah) Johnson of Birmingham, MI; three sisters-in-law, Jill (Brian) Bell of Naples, FL, Pami Patterson of Hoopeston, IL and Tami Crawford of Hoopeston, IL; 15 nieces and nephews and 7 great nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his father-in-law, Jack Neathery, and two brothers-in-law, Robin Neathery and Marvin Crawford.
 
For several years, Tony worked at FMC until it closed. He then went to work for Silver Bros Construction.  For the last several years he was owner of Johnson Concrete Work.  He was a member of the First Christian Church of Hoopeston but he attended the Milford Christian Church.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, drawing, and going to concerts and hanging out with his friends.  He was always there for his boys and his family.
 
A visitation will be held 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Friday June 30, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday July 1, 2017 at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Zastrow and Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stockland Gym Maintenance and to the Wellington-Greer Fire Department.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Tony’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Roy L. “Big Roy” Menzo, 65, of Hoopeston

Cremation rites will be accorded and a service will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to the family of Roy Menzo C/O Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Erick Adams-Esgrow, 38 formerly of Armstrong, IL

A Celebration of Life ceremony will be 10 AM July 1, 2017 in the Middlefork Methodist Church.  Following a graveside service in the Partlow Cemetery there will be visitation and potluck at the Potomac American Legion building until 4 PM.  Please come and share memories.  Memorials can be made to Faith Mission, Wichita Falls, TX. Blurton Funeral Home in Potomac is assisting the family.

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Sharon L. Edwards, 63, of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.

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Phyllis Jean Bezely, 83, of Danville, formerly of Potomac

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, to assist them in honoring Phyllis’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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Betty Jean Warf, 88, of Danville, IL

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Saturday June 17, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 6:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home, with Gary Warf officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.
 
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Betty’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Inez Lorraine McBeath, 89, of Hoopeston

 

A Celebration of Mrs. McBeath’s Life will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 16, 2017, at Blurton Funeral Home, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church or Donor’s Choice.  The family have entrusted Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. McBeath’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Pyllis Jean Bezely, 83, of Danville, formerly of Potomac

Arrangements are pending.  Blurton Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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Bret “Fritter” Hufford, 50, of Lynnville, IN

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Monday June 12, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday June 13, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home with Pastor Matt Stump officiating.  Burial will be at Rossville Cemetery.
 
Memorials may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.
 
Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Bret’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Eleanor Jane Field, 91, of Wellington, IL

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 2:00-5:00 P.M. Sunday June 18, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday June 19, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  
Memorials may be made to the Wellington United Methodist Church P.O. Box 112 Wellington, IL 60973.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Eleanor's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Eleanor Field, 91, of Wellington, IL

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Maria Fouse, 74, of Hoopeston, IL

Maria Louise Fouse, 74, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:30 P.M. Friday June 2, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born June 23, 1942, in Gary, IN, the daughter of David and Rosetta (Meeker) Torres.  She married Richard J. Fouse Sr. on March 22, 1960.  He preceded her in death.
 
She is survived by three children, Barbara Lynn (Fouse) Arms of Fowler, IN, Richard James Fouse Jr., of Hoopeston, IL and Tammy Lee Fouse of Rossville, IL; 7 grandchildren, James D. Fouse, Roger D. Arms Jr., Brandon D. Arms, Jessica L. Arms, Ashley L. Arms, Amber N. Wilson and Chelsea M. Fouse; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 nieces and nephews, George Wright, Richard Wright and Debbie Torres.
 
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sandra D. Fouse; one sister, Rosa Feggett; one brother, William Wright; one granddaughter, Faye Wilson and one grandson, T.J. Wilson.
 
Maria worked at ConAir, FMC and McDonald’s, until her retirement.  She was an avid supporter of the 101 Country WHPO Action Auction.  She enjoyed doing puzzle books and spending time with her grandchildren.
 
A visitation will be held 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Wednesday June 7, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday June 8, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Maria’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Dennis Duane David, 80, of South Bend, IN, formerly of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 6:00-8:00 P.M. CST Wednesday May 31, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Masonic rites being held at 7:45 P.M. CST.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. CST Thursday June 1, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Matt Stump officiating.  Burial will follow in the Danville National Cemetery.  Military rites will be accorded by the Danville American Legion Post 210.
 
Memorials may be made to Presence Cancer Care 806 N. Logan Ave. Danville, IL 61832.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dennis’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Donald E. Inman, 58, of Hoopeston, IL

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday May 27, 2017 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Sam Terrell officiating.  Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to the family to help pay for funeral expenses.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Donnie's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Dorothy F. Casner, 91, of Hoopeston, IL

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Rebecca “Becky” Ann McIntyre, 67, of Hoopeston

A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Antioch Church of Christ, with Pastor Earl Eels officiating.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  In lieu of flowers memorials for Rebecca may be made thru the Antioch Church of Christ.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Becky’s life.  Memories of photos may be shared on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Charles Floyd “Chuck” Dunavan, 74, of Hoopeston

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and a private family graveside service will be held.
 
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice 200 Laird Lane Watseka, IL 60970 or the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
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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Brian James "Hodgey" Hodge, 47, of Hoopeston, IL

Visitation will be held 2:00 - 6:00 P.M. Sunday May 21, 2017 at the Hoopeston Area Middle School gymnasium, 615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday May 22, 2017 at the middle school gymnasium. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Brian Hodge Memorial Fund C/O Hoopeston Area High School, 615 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Hodgey's eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Dorothy Mae Westfall, 85, of Rankin, IL

Cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Diane Lane, 53, of Hoopeston, IL

. Cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 11:30-12:00 Wednesday May 17, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 at the funeral home.  No burial will be held.

 
Memorials may be made to the family, C/O Anderson Funeral Home, to help pay for funeral expenses.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Diane’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. “Dick” Martin, 89, of Hoopeston, IL

Per his wishes, he will be cremated.  A memorial service celebrating Dick’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Wade Meranda and Rev. Ann Schwartz officiating.  Visitation will be held from 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the church, with masonic rites at 11:00 A.M.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.
 
The family would appreciate memorial gifts be given to the First Presbyterian Church, 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Star Lodge #709, 208 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.  
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dick’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Frances Joanna Rush, 81, of Wellington, IL

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday May 9, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday May 10, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
 
Memorials may be made to the Wellington-Greer Fire Department or Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home to view Joanna’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Eric Preston Goodrum, 49, of Austin, Texas, formerly of Hoopeston

 

Graveside services for Eric Goodrum will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, May 11, 2017, at Floral Hill Cemetery, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Mike Robling officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion post #384.   The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Eric’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com

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Leo C. Huffman, 91, of Hoopeston, IL

A memorial service to celebrate Leo’s life will be held at 12:00 P.M. (Noon) on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  His family would appreciate memorials be made to the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
 
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Leo’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
 
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Gary Edward Neal, 61, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 10 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday, May 1, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. with Sam Terrell officiating.  Burial will follow at the Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to the family in care of Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Donald Charles Ward, 80, of Hoopeston

Visitation will be held at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston IL, on Sunday, April 30th from 2:00 to 5:00 pm.   A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled for Monday May 1st, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Hoopeston, IL at 10:00 am with a lunch to follow at St. Anthony Parish Hall.  Fr. Patrick O'Neal will officiate. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Don's life.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery with full military honors conducted by the American Legion Post #384.  The family would like to thank the wonderful caregivers and staff at the VA and Harbor Lite hospice for their dedication to Don's comfort.  The family have entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Ward’s Life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Donald C. Ward, 80, of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.

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Gary Neal, 61, of Hoopeston

Arrangements are pending at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Betty F. Brown, 86, of Hoopeston

A celebration of Betty Brown’s life will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston with Pastor Steve Unger officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery. Food and fellowship to follow at American Legion Hall. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made to Hoopeston American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. 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 page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Paul Edward Rife, 80, of Hoopeston

A Celebration of Paul Rife’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 28th, 2017, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow the service in Rossville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Rife’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Lorraine (Olson) Wilson, 94, of Hoopeston

A celebration of Lorraine Wilson’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston with Pastor Steve Unger officiating, Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Tuesday April 25, 2017 at Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston. Memorials may be made  to Heritage Health Care. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Lorraine’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting page at: www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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John Charles “Chuck” Smock, 55, of Alvin, IL

Per his wishes, he will be cremated and no services will be held.
 
As mayor of Alvin, Chuck had worked very hard to improve the town so in his memory, memorials may be made to the Village of Alvin to help continue his great work.
 
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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Mary Downing, 83, of Potomac

A Celebration of Mary Downing’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Middlefork United Methodist Church, in Potomac, with Pastor George Desmond officiating.  Burial will follow the service in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or to Country Health Care and Rehab.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mary’s life.  Memories or photos maybe shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Robert Lee Kincade, 89, of Williamsport, IN

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Friday April 21, 2017 at the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 PM Friday at the church, with Pastor John Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Chestnut Street Church of Christ 709 E. Chestnut St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Robert’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
 

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Nadine Odle, 93, of Chandler, AZ formerly of Hoopeston

Her visitation will be at 4:00 to 7:00 pm. on Wednesday April 19th at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 East Main Street in Hoopeston, IL.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday April 20th at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston located at 502 E. Main Street.  Reverend Tom Cici will be officiating. Nadine’s burial will immediately follow at the Floral Hill cemetery.   

 

Memorials may be made in Nadine’s honor to the First Christian Church in Hoopeston, the 
Hoopeston Public Library, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Hoopeston Historical Society, PBS, or the Sun Lakes Neighbors Who Care.   

 

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

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Doris Good, 90, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Tuesday April 18, 2017 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 12:00 P.M. at the church with Pastor Cathy Najmon and Pastor David Parker officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

 Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Hwy Hoopeston, IL 60942 or to the United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

 Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Mary Ellen Wonderlin, 78, of Hoopeston

A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

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Gerald "Jerry" Schippert, 79 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  4-7pm on Wednesday, April 12 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral:  11am, Thursday, April 13 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ash Grove

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Christa L. Smith-Espinoza, 44 of Milford

Vistation:  3-5pm Wednesday, April 12 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Lester E. Walder, 90 of Hoopeston

Visitation:  4-8pm at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park and one hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral:  10am Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Cissna Park Apostolic Christian Church

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Harold "Mugs" Castonguay, 79 of Watseka

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and burial will be held at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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John R. Young, 89, of Danville

A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorials may be made in John’s honor to the American Legion Post 210, Danville, Illinois.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring John’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:   www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Anna Marie Eades, 69, of Hoopeston

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and burial will be held at a late date in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the family.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Eades life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Helen Frances Compton, 90, of Hoopeston

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday April 8, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. 
 
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. 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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Walter K. Arms, 79, of Hoopeston

Walter K. Arms, 79, of Hoopeston, formerly of Kentucky, passed away at 10:40 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017, at Heartland Manor Care, in Paxton.

Mr. Arms was born on November 29, 1937, in Marrowbone, Kentucky, the son of Gordon and Roxie (Huckleby) Arms.  He was raised by his grandparents- John and Lou Huckleby.

He is survived by one daughter- Brenda (Joey) Garner of Burkesville, Kentucky; special friend- Nettie Kelenhofer of Hoopeston; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- James “Buster” Walter Arms and his sister- Phyllis.

Mr. Arms worked as a truck driver and he also worked at Harrison Steal and Elrod’s Tree Service, in Indiana.  Walter enjoyed fishing, working and walking everywhere in Hoopeston.  He loved to stop by and spend time visiting with people and telling his stories.

A Celebration of Walter K. Arms Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, April 7, 2017, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.  Burial will follow the service in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Friday 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 Walter’s life.  Memories or photos may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Russell Lee Bury, 87 of Milford

Visitation:  2 hours prior to the service

Funeral Service:  1pm on Thursday, April 6 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford

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Charles Ray Bell, 88, of Rossville

Graveside services will be at 11am Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at Rossville Cemetery.  Military Rites will be accorded by Hoopeston Post #384.  Blurton Funeral Home is assisting the family.
 

 

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Thomas L. Voigt, 90 of Watseka

Visitation:  9-10:30am on Saturday, April 1 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka

Funeral Service:  11am on Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka

 

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Ruth M. Drilling, 81 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  1 hour prior to the service at the church

Funeral Service:  11am on Saturday, April 1 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Ash Grove

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Orval C. Cluver, 72 of Cissna Park

Visitation:  1 hour prior to service at the church

Funeral Service:  11am on Thursday, March 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park

 

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Frances Garner, 85 of Watseka

Arrangements are pending at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka

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Roland E. Rosenboom, 74 of Clifton

Memorial Service will be held at 2pm, Sunday April 9 at the Iroquois County Fairgrounds 4-H Center north of Crescent City

 

Knapp Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Dennis L. Barragree, 77 of Rossville

A visitation will be held 10am-Noon Thursday, March 30 at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at Noon Thursday at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at Mann's Chapel in rural Rossville.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangments

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Florine Etta Sites, 91 of Watseka

Visitation:  4-6pm on Wednesday, March 29 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka and 1 hour prior to funeral service at the church

 

Funeral:  10:30am on Thursday, March 30 at the First Christian Church in Watseka

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Esperanza Villafuerte Gomez, 62 of Danville

Arrangments are pending at the Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston.

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Teresa Dawn "Terri" or "T" Cornell, 56, of Rossville

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center 3940 N. Vermilion Street in Danville, IL. Larry Baughn and Bob Ray will co-officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 8:00 PM Friday, March 24, 2017 at the funeral home.

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Patrick McCullough, 66, of Watseka

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 27, 2017 from 4 to 8pm, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral Serviced will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 11:00 am, at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. A one hour visitation will take place prior to services. Burial will follow Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka

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Patricia Ann "Patty" Morgeson, 54, of Hoopeston

Per her wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 4:00-7:00 P.M. Tuesday March 28, 2017 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. 

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Gwendolyn "Gwen" J. Condon, 71, of Onarga

Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the 1:00 p.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at Onarga Cemetery in Onarga.

 

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