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Terry "Tinkerbell" Bell, 77, of Henning

Terry “Tinkerbell” Bell, 77, of Henning, passed away, Thursday, September 5, 2019, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Terry was born on August 8, 1942, in Hoopeston, Illinois, the son of Archie and Clara (Hinton) Bell.  After completing school, Terry worked several different jobs before serving his country in the United States Army. He then worked at Cargail Inc. for 20 years after his honorable discharge from the service.

Terry is survived by his wife—Linda (Watson) Bell; three sons—Terry L. (Cindy) Bell of Danville, Kevin E. Bell and Keith E. Bell of Henning; two granddaughters—Brooklyn Bell and Destiny Bell of Henning and two great-grandchildren—Graysyn Finney and Braylee Greene; brothers—Marion (Mickey) Bell of Cheneyville and Gary (Terri) Bell of Hoopeston; as well as several other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers—Archie Jr., Robert, Eugene and Larry; sisters—Edith (Bell) Sprague, Sharon (Bell) Robinson, and Shirley (Bell) Mollet; his in-laws—Wilbur L. and Ardieth (Long) Watson.

Terry volunteered at Morningstar Food Bank, in Rossville, which he enjoyed very much and made several lifelong friends that he would meet for breakfast every Tuesday morning at the Rossville Family Restaurant.  Terry served as mayor and trustee of Henning and he enjoyed helping his community.  He loved visiting with friends and family, going for car rides and sitting on the front porch.  Terry was a comical man, always joking with everyone he was around, and he knew no stranger.  Terry especially enjoyed spending time with his granddaughters and great grandkids.

There will be a celebratory dinner in Terry’s honor on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the community building, in Henning from 2 P.M. to 6 P.M.

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

 

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LaDonna Johnson, 90, of Fruitland Park, FL

 

 

LaDonna G. Johnson, 90, of Fruitland Park, FL, formerly of Danville, IL, passed away on Saturday September 7, 2019 at Leesburg Medical Center in Leesburg, FL.  She was born May 25, 1929, in Collison, IL, the daughter of Parker and Ethel (Irvin) Hanson.  She married Richard Johnson on October 14, 1973, at the Lincoln United Methodist Church in Danville, IL.  He survives in Fruitland Park, FL.

She is also survived by two daughters, Roxie (Larry) Nixon of Danville, IL and Dianna Turner of Danville, IL; three sisters, Julie (John Funk) Rose of Decatur, IL, Jean Lete of Alvin, IL, and Audrey (Sherrill) Overlander of Alvin, IL; one brother, William (Sally) Hanson of Danville, IL; four grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sons, one sister, three brothers, and one granddaughter.

LaDonna was a homemaker for most of her life.

A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Monday September 16, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A graveside service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at Gundy Cemetery in Bismarck, IL, with Pastor Richard Lewis officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Maxey Irving "Max" Page, 82, of Hoopeston

Maxey Irving “Max” Page, 82, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 4:13 P.M. Saturday September 7, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  He was born June 12, 1937, in Barren County, Kentucky, the son of Buford and Jewel (Wells) Page.  He married Esther Teegarden on June 11, 1957, in Cheneyville, IL.  She survives.

He is also survived by three daughters, Christine (Elmer) Shipman of Odenville, AL, Charlene Wallace of Hoopeston, IL, and Julie (Mike) Barker of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, Duane (Stacy) Page of Glenwood, IA and Tom Page of Danville, IL; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters; three brothers; and four brothers-in-law.

Max worked in the grocery business for 56 years.  He worked at the Grab-It-Here, Bloyd’s and later at Eisner’s.  He also worked at IGA, Save-A-Lot, and Price-Less until his retirement at the age of 65.  Max was a lifetime member of the Church of Christ in Potomac.  In 2007, he was honored to receive the Citizen of the Year award for Hoopeston.  He enjoyed playing cards, gardening, and visiting with his church family.  He was an Illini basketball fan, loved helping others, and was very patriotic.

A visitation will be held 3:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday September 11, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 12, 2019 at the funeral home with Steve Unger officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Potomac Church of Christ 211 N. May St. Potomac, IL 61865 or Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Highway Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Louise Fruhling, 92, of Potomac

Louise Fruhling, 92, of Potomac, passed away at 9:55 a.m. Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Country Health, in Gifford.

Louis was born on March 22, 1927, in rural Penfield, Illinois, the daughter of Gerhard "G.R." and Etta (Bluhm) Bunting.  She married Clarence J. Fruhling, on January 29, 1950, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Gifford.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 1997.

She is survived by two sons- Roger Fruhling of Potomac and Mitchell (Mary Ficek) Fruhling of Royal; sister- Vernetta Schluter of Rantoul; sister-in-law- Dorothy Fruhling of Gifford; four nephews and five nieces all whom she loved very much; and special friends- Loretta Burke, Sonna Carley and Connie Rutledge.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers-in-law- Harm Schluter and John Fruhling.

Louise graduated from Armstrong High School in 1945.  She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Flatville.  Louise was a homemaker and she spent many hard hours working on the farm, from milking cows to mowing her yard.  In her later years, she worked at several businesses in Potomac.  She was a Sunday School teacher and Bible School teacher.  Louise was also an election judge for many years. 

Louise loved watching sports and the Wheel of Fortune.  She was an avid Cubs and Illini fan.  She also liked golf, not really knowing what was going on but she knew the ball had to go in the hole. 

No words can express our appreciation to Connie Rutledge for her loving care and compassion to our mother for the last four years.  She has truly become a part of the family and we will always be indebted to her.

Louise had a great life and loved her two boys and had a good word about everyone.  She will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Louise's Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 12, 2019, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Flatville, with Pastor Jim Lehmann officiating.  She will be laid to rest in Kopmann Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  Memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or Immanuel Lutheran Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Louise's life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorials page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Joanne Howard, 82, of Rossville

JoAnne Howard, 82, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 8:28 P.M. Monday August 26, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  She was born November 19, 1936, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Weston) Beckner.  She married John David Howard on September 16, 1956 at the Antioch Church.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Lori Ann (David) Eells of Rossville, IL and Diane Lynn (Brian) Moews of Ogden, IL; one sister, Karyl Gammon of Phoenix, AZ; four grandchildren, Kortney (Matthew) Foreman of Fayetteville, NC, Dani (Nate) Boyer of Rossville, IL, Tony Eells of Rossville, IL, and Cody Eells of Rossville, IL; two great-granddaughters, Jacy and Brynlee Boyer; one nephew, John Isringhausen; and one great-niece, Jill Isringhausen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Helen Marie Boyer.

JoAnne attended Rossville High School, where she was the head baton majorette.  She later worked at various places including, Rossville Packing, Lauhoff, the Rossville Bank, and part-time at the Vermilion County FSA office.  She also farmed with her husband and son-in-law.  JoAnne was a member of the Rossville United Methodist Church, the Alvin Drainage District Board and was a volunteer for the Red Cross.  She was a seamstress and quilter and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. 

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday September 5, 2019 at the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Thursday at the church, with Pastor Chris Quick officiating.  Burial will follow in Mann’s Chapel in rural Rossville.

Memorials may be made in JoAnne’s honor to the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL 60963.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

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 Samuel D. Rayfield, 77, of Rossville

 Samuel D. Rayfield, 77, of Rossville, IL, passed away Sunday August 25, 2019 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  He was born September 13, 1941, in Danville, IL.  Sam married Karen Masengale on September 12, 1964, at the Rossville United Methodist Church.  She survives, along with their son, Jason, daughter-in-law, Erica, and grandsons, Justin and Jamie.  Sam’s family includes sister, Becky (Carl) Olson and sister-in-law, Judy Rayfield.  His family by marriage includes, Linda Masengale, John Masengale, Ron (Cindy) Masengale, and Dennis (Sally) Bassett.  He was idolized by his 14 nieces and nephews, 28 great-nieces and nephews, and 3 great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Viola and George Gocking, and father, David U. Rayfield; brother, David J. Rayfield; mother-in-law, Viona Masengale; father-in-law, Earl Masengale; sisters-in-law, Sharon Bassett and Donna Masengale; brother-in-law, Larry Masengale; and nephew, Brian Masengale.

Sam attended Rossville schools where he and his brother, Dave, were standouts on the basketball and football teams.  After high school, he served in the National Guard and worked for many years as an electrician and heating and cooling salesman.  His community involvement included serving with the Rossville Fire Department, Rossville Park Board, Rossville United Methodist Church Board, and helping found the Rossville Ambulance Service.  On many Friday nights, he refereed area high school football games.

Sam’s favorite topic of conversation and way to spend his free time was with the grandsons he adored, Justin and Jamie.  He loved to teach the boys to fish, watch their activities or organize weekend fun in the backyard.

For nearly 50 years, Sam would travel for a week of fishing on Lake Martin in Alabama with a favorite cousin.  The rest of the year he would take Jason and many friends and family fishing at spots near and far, especially the Polywogs.  When he wasn’t fishing, he also enjoyed golf, NASCAR, and Gaither music on Saturday nights.

Sam’s kindness was legendary among his family and friends.  He always had time to lend a hand or attend family special events, wearing a grin that made his eyes twinkle.  He will be deeply missed by all who were lucky enough to know him.

A visitation will be held 4:00 -8:00 P.M. Wednesday August 28, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday August 29, 2019 at the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Quick officiating.  No burial will be held.

The family has requested all memorial donations be directed to the Rossville Fire Department, Rossville United Methodist Church, or to the Sharon L. Masengale Bassett (Karen’s sister) Breast Cancer Fund (through OSF Healthcare Foundation).

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Tori Jessilyn Irvin, 21, of Gilman

Tori Jessilyn Irvin, 21, of Gilman, IL, passed away at 8:20 P.M. Tuesday August 20, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born July 13, 1998, in Peoria, IL, the daughter of Milton W. (Amanda) Irvin Jr. and Pamela Basler Irvin (Ray Seegmiller). 

She is survived by her parents; two sisters, Monet Basler of Champaign, IL and Sky Irvin of Springfield, IL; six brothers, Gage Irvin of Gilman, IL, Daniel James, Christopher Irvin, Jayden Irvin, and Milton Irvin III all of Maynardville, TN, and Devon Irvin of Danville, IL;  paternal grandparents, Carol (Butch) Calvert Irvin Schroeder of Milford, IL; maternal grandmother, Judy Basler of Gilman, IL; two nieces, Olivia Basler and Alayna Mason; and aunt and uncles, Frank (Karyn) Basler, Josh (Danyel) Irvin, Tony Irvin, and Amy (Jeremy) Irvin.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, Milton Irvin Sr.

Tori worked at the Loft in Ashkum and later at McDonald’s in Gilman.  She enjoyed spending time with family and friends and listening to music.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday August 27, 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. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Pastor David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the family C/O Carol Schroeder.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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William Michael "Mike" Haley II

William Michael “Mike” Haley II passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:32 A.M. at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, IL.  He was born June 27, 1977, the son of William Michael and Marquita (Rumble) Haley.

 

Mike is survived by his mother, Marquita Haley of Potomac; a daughter, Stephanie Haley; a son, Michael Lee Haley of Potomac; and a brother, Tim Haley of Oakwood, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his Dad and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Mike worked at Masterguard in Veedersburg, IN and later worked at Flex – N – Gate.  He also worked at several local elevators.  Mike enjoyed fishing, going to car shows and spending time with his family.

 

Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Potomac Community Center in Potomac, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Randy Holden officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help pay for funeral expenses.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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William Michael "Mike" Haley II

William Michael “Mike” Haley II passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 10:32 A.M. at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, IL.  He was born June 27, 1977, the son of William Michael and Marquita (Rumble) Haley.

 

Mike is survived by his mother, Marquita Haley of Potomac; a daughter, Stephanie Haley; a son, Michael Lee Haley of Potomac; and a brother, Tim Haley of Oakwood, IL.

 

He was preceded in death by his Dad and his maternal and paternal grandparents.

 

Mike worked at Masterguard in Veedersburg, IN and later worked at Flex – N – Gate.  He also worked at several local elevators.  Mike enjoyed fishing, going to car shows and spending time with his family.

 

Per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A visitation will be held from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 24, 2019 at the Potomac Community Center in Potomac, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Randy Holden officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to Anderson Funeral Home to help pay for funeral expenses.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements

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Gwendolyn G. Brown, 79, of Hoopeston

Gwendolyn G. Brown, 79, of Hoopeston, passed away at 3:20 p.m. Friday, August 17, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare, in Paxton.

Gwendolyn was born on November 11, 1939, in Lincoln, Illinois, the daughter of Ralph and Beulah (Tyler) Glover.  She married Roy Brown on June 16, 1957, in Danville.  He preceded her in death on January 14, 2008.

She is survived by one daughter- Marcia Lee (Monty) Simmons of Hoopeston; sisters- Marcia (Larry) Smith of Hoopeston and JoAnn Binkley of Urbana; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one son-Roy Scott Brown, six brothers and three sisters.

Gwendolyn worked for the telephone office for several years and later owned the Darb-Brownie Lunch Counter, with her husband Roy, until her retirement.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and she loved her entire family. 

Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Tom Cici officiating.  Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Gwendolyn’s life.  Memoires or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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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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