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Obituaries Archives for 2017-04

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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