Peggy Ann Bailey, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:35 P.M. Wednesday June 27, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston, IL. She was born February 26, 1931, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Ross and Edythe Marie (Odle) Hedgecock. She married Ollie Dwayne Bailey on September 24, 1951, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Hoopeston. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by two sons, Rod (Rosey) Bailey of Gilbert, AZ and Phil Bailey of Hoopeston, IL; one sister-in-law, Shirley Counsellor of Topeka, KS; 3 grandchildren, Masen Norton, P.J. Bailey, and Summer Bailey; 6 great-grandchildren, Kaydence Bailey, Carter Bailey, Kinzley Bailey, Kambrey Bailey, Kaizley Bailey, and Bentley Cain Smothers; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by several treasured life-long friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Brad Bailey; and one brother, Byron Hedgecock.
Peggy worked at Stokley Van Camp as the bookkeeping supervisor and later at CIPS until her retirement. She was a member of the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene, where she served as the church pianist for 68 years. Peggy also served as the John Greer High School class of 1949 reunion treasurer.
A visitation will be held 2:00 – 5:00 P.M. Sunday July 1, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday July 2, 2018 at the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene 402 E. Honeywell Ave. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or Carle Center for Philanthropy Hoopeston Facility 701 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
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Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
Norma J. Deck, 80, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:25 a.m. Thursday, June 28, 2018, at her home. Arrangements are pending at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston.
Ronald Leroy Phillips, 72, of Fowler, died, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. He was born, May 31, 1946, in Danville, IL, to the late Leroy "Firp" & Ethel Marie (Moore) Phillips. He was a 1964 graduate of Ambia High School. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving as a Medic in the United States Army from 1965-1968. Ron worked as a mail handler for the US Postal Service, for 33 years, retiring in 2013. He married Nancy (Kult Daws) Phillips, December 15, 1993, in Watseka, IL; she survives. Ron was a Lifetime member of the VFW, in Hoopeston, IL; he was also a member of the AMVETS, in Fowler & the American Legion in Hoopeston, IL, Boswell & Fowler. He enjoyed spending time with his Grandchildren & Great-Grandchildren, bowling & golfing. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.
Surviving with his Wife, Nancy, Fowler, are his Son, Jeffrey (Wife, Nikki) Phillips, Indian Rocks Beach, FL, 2 Grandsons, Cole (Fiancé , Sara) Phillips & Cellen Phillips, 3 Step-Sons, Matt Daws, Adam Daws & Phillip (Wife, Sharyl) Daws, 5 Step-Grandchildren, Ashley Boundy, Kaylee (Fiancé, Jason Whitaker) Daws, Kerri Daws & Chelsy & Cheyenne Stepp, 2 Step-Great-Grandchildren, Karter & Leroy, Sister, Jane Painter, Ambia & Brother, Jim Phillips, Hoopeston. He is preceded in death by a Brother-in-Law, Jay Painter.
A Celebration of Ron's Life will be Sunday, July 1, 2018, from 1-4 PM, at Shoemaker Funeral Home, Otterbein. Graveside Military Honors will be, at 11 AM, Monday, July 2, 2018, at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (Dunnington), 2960 S. State Road 71, Fowler. In following Ron's wishes PLEASE dress casual; preferably shorts. Also, NO flowers, Memorial Contributions may be given to Fowler AMVETS Post #102, 116 E. 5th St., Fowler, IN 47944 or St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (C/O, Mark Flook) 1616 S. 600 W., Fowler, IN 47944. Visit www.shoemakerfh.com or Shoemaker Funeral Home- Otterbein, Indiana Facebook page to leave any condolences or to share a memories & pictures of Ron.
Rodney B. Schroeder Sr., 76, of Hoopeston passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 surrounded by his family. He was born February 18, 1942 in Chicago, the son of Charles and Ruth Carter Schroeder and they preceded him in death in addition to three brothers, Charles, Melvin and Arthur “Arkie”; and two sisters, Evelyn Schroeder and Waneta Lane.
He married Betty Mae Jones on January 23, 1960 in Milford and they had five sons who all survive, Rodney “Butch” (Carol) Schroeder of Milford, Tim (Michelle) Schroeder of Tilton, Danny (Linda) Schroeder of Watseka, Bill (Charlotte) Schroeder of Thomasboro and Randy (Margo) Schroeder of Rantoul. Betty preceded Rodney in death on June 28, 2000. He later married Addie Bell Calvert in May of 2003 in Milford and she survives in Hoopeston. He is also survived by one sister, Charlene Schroeder of Milford; two brothers, Terry Schroeder of Milford and Ron (Theresa) Schroeder of Milford; many grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, June 28, 2018 at the Milford Nazarene Church, where Rodney was a member. Rev. Robert Killion will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Nazarene Church or Carle Hospice.
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Dorothy M. Geddes, 93, formerly of Watseka passed away at 10:00 A.M. on Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Hoopeston, IL. She was born on June 26, 1924 in Wapakoneta, OH, the daughter of Eylar and Ethel (Stoltey) Brunskill.
Dorothy married Charles Geddes of Milford on October 28, 1951 in Reddick, IL. He preceded her in death in 1998.
Dorothy touch many children’s lives having taught for 28 years. She started her teaching career in Manlius, Illinois, then as the Home Economics teacher at Milford Township High School. She then taught 3rd grade at Milford Grade School and finally 2nd grade at Nettie Davis in Watseka, Illinois. Dorothy was a firm believer in education and had a Bachelors and Masters Degree from the University of Illinois and was a member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. She had an interest in genealogy. She always enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, and had a passion for teaching.
Dorothy was a longtime member of the Watseka Methodist Church and Fortnightly Group, various Bible studies groups, along with the Retired Teachers Association. She was interested in Agriculture, a member of the 4-H House at the U of I, and was a member of the University of Illinois Home Extension Group.
She is survived by her children Robert (Becky) Geddes of Hoopeston, IL., Richard (Melinda) Geddes of Colorado Springs, Co., and Barbara (David) McCann of Clifton Park, NY., and several grandchildren.
A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to any local public library or to the donor’s choice.
Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Dorothy’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.
ames Miles, 76, of Champaign and formerly of Hoopeston, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, Urbana, Illinois.
A Graveside Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston, Illinois. Pastor Adam Taubert will be officiating. Military rites will be accorded by Hoopeston American Legion Post #384 . The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them. Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
Mary Eileen Zemke, 79, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 6:29 P.M. at her home. Mary was born August 31, 1938, in Rossville, IL., the daughter of Willard and Lavena (Holstine) Hughes. She married Fred Zemke on June 2, 1972.
She is survived by her husband, Fred; her daughter Rhonda (Hale) Greaves of Zionsville, IN.; her son Cole (Kristin) Zemke of Brownsburg, IN.; two sisters, Jeane Johnson of Peachtree City, GA., and Susan Queen of Ipswich, MA.; three brothers, Russell Hughes of Hoopeston, IL., Joseph Hughes of Watseka, IL., and David Hughes of Hoopeston, IL., four grandchildren, Brian, Tristan, Olin and Keane.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William and Robert and her brother – in – law Will Johnson.
Mary worked at FMC Corp in Hoopeston. She was a member of the Jehovah Witness congregation in Danville, IL. Her special interests were baking, walking, reading, lawn mowing, and serving Jehovah. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, housekeeper and friend of many people.
Visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 and 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The memorial service will be held at 12:00 P.M. Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the funeral home. The burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.
Memorials may be made to Watchtower, the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL. 60942 or to the Donor’s Choice.
Gail V. Teegarden, 63, from Rossville, passed away at 5:25 am Friday, June 15, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital , Urbana, Illinois. Funeral Services are Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 10:00 am at Blurton Funeral Home, Hoopeston. Graveside will follow at Rossville Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, June 19, 2018 from 4-7:00 PM at the funeral home.
Nancy J. Hari 75 of Cissna Park
Arrangements are pending with Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.
Patricia Ann Balanoff, 85, of Milford passed away on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Carle Regional Health Center in Hoopeston. She was born March 18, 1933 in Harvey, the daughter of George and Mary Krueger Stowe. She married Victor Balanoff on November 20, 1970 in Stockland and he preceded her in death on May 30, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.
She is survived by three daughters, Christy Cartwright of Danville, Debra Dawson of Milford and Lisa (Gerald) Allen of Milford; one son, Bruce (Hang Ye) Cartwright of Milford; seven grandchildren, Cody Cluver, Adam Cluver, Stephanie Dawson, Andrea Luthy, Nick Dawson, Kori Cartwright and Kyle Allen; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Don Stowe of Milford; and her very special friend, Maynard Marquis of Donovan.
Mrs. Balanoff was a member of the Milford Christian Church. She had worked at Uarco in Watseka for many years. She loved her grandchildren and attended all of their events. She also loved her animals.
Visitation will be from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am funeral service on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Rev. Brent Zastrow will officiate. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Milford Christian Church or ICARE.
Please share a memory of Patricia at knappfuneralhomes.com.
Dale Evans, 82, of Brook, IN., formerly of Wellington, IL, passed away at 3:48 A.M., Thursday June 7, 2018. He was born December 6, 1935 at his home in Wellington, IL., the son of Merle and Opal (Wall) Evans.
He is survived by one sister, Rita (Dr. John) Thompson of Honolulu, Hawaii; two nieces, Dr. Karen (Keith) Comacho, and Julie (Robert) Mosely; one great-niece, Miranda; and one great-nephew, Grayson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Dale attended Chapman and Wellington grade schools. He moved to Brook, IN., where he finished high school and graduated with honors. After graduation, he took a job at the Brook Post Office for several years. He then served in the National Guard. After that, he returned to the farm to raise Kosher Veal calves and to work construction and be a heavy machine operator. Due to a farming accident he was forced to quit and sell the farm, but he kept the homestead. He collected antique guns, cars and trucks. Dale was a life member of the NRA, liked watching Nascar, belonged to several gun and car clubs, and enjoyed boating and surfing.
A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. CST Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M.CST on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.
Shirley Lee Van Camp, 82, of Potomac, passed away at 9:20 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at home.
Shirley was born on September 2, 1935, in Danville, the daughter of Leonard and Eva (Schweighart) Garland. She married Cedric O. Van Camp on July 16, 1955, in Tilton. He preceded her in death on November 8, 2006.
She is survived by two daughters- Debby Larkin of Potomac and Jeannie Van Camp of Paxton; son- Cedric R. Van Camp of Potomac; four grandchildren- Amy Larkin, Adam Van Camp, Melissa Freeman and Tyrel Truncale; one sister- Connie Shaw of Tilton; 13 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, grandson- John Tyler and brother-in-law- Edgar “Bud” Shaw.
Shirley graduated from Danville High School. She was a member of the Midwest Bass Association. Shirley enjoyed fishing, gardening, feeding hummingbirds and spending time with her grandchildren.
According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded and there are not any services scheduled at this time. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Shirley’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
Edgar “Bud” Shaw, 74, of Tilton, passed away peacefully at 6:20 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at home with his family by his side.
Bud was born in Danville on April 23, 1944, to Edgar and Dottie Shaw.
He graduated from Danville High School, in 1962. He worked as a Sergeant for the Vermilion County Sheriff’s Department, retiring after 20 years. Later he was a driver at Auto Zone for 10 years and worked part time for 12 years at the Tilton Police Department.
On June 4, 1966, he married the love of his life Constance Garland. She survives.
Bud is also survived by his mother-Dottie Davis; sister- Iris Magers; two brothers- Chris (Diana) Shaw and Ray (Joan) Shaw; two sons- Todd (Kristy) Shaw and Brian (Patty) Shaw; grandchildren- Haley and Jarrett Shaw, Ryan Marrow, Brent Shaw, Nicholas Grant and Hillary Colon; and great-grandchildren- Sophia, Brewer and Baylor Bott.
He was preceded in death by his father and infant daughter-Deana.
Bud enjoyed spending time with his family, racing, boating and fishing. He served in the United States Navy and was a member of the Masons. He will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
A Celebration of Edgar “Bud” Shaw’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Central Park Church of Christ, in Tilton, with Pastor Darin Perkins officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, at the church. He will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park following the services. Memorials may be made to Central Park of Church of Christ. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Shaw’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
Vivian F. Gillispie, 82, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:23 A.M. Thursday May 31, 2018, at her home in Hoopeston. She was born August 8, 1935, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Donald Ervin and Vera (Olson) Williams.
She is survived by two daughters, Suzanne (Don) Olszewski of Crown Point, IN, and Sheri L. Lau of Crown Point, IN; son-in-law, Ben Mitkus of Hoopeston, IL; 10 grandchildren, Danna, Tiffany, Scott, Joey, Tanya, Amanda, Julie, Bobby, Kimberly, and Sheri; 5 great-grandchildren, Tabitha, Alan, Alisha, Dylan, and Jordyan; one great-great-grandchild, Aryianna; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Vera Mitkus; one son, Edward Gillispie; one sister, Florence Ervin; and one brother, Don Ervin.
Vivian retired from Electro Motive in McCook, IL and later worked as a bus driver. She served as the secretary of Union 179 Auto and the secretary of Local 330 Pace Drivers. She became a foster parent at age 75. Vivian enjoyed making crafts, flower arrangements, jewelry, and lamps. She also enjoyed cooking and making her own recipes and was a self-taught painter.
A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 9, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A graveside service will follow the visitation and will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Robert Harold “Bob” Charbonneau, 66, of Hoopeston and formerly of Kankakee, finished the race, passed this life and was welcomed into the arms of his Lord at 11:25 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living, Hoopeston.
Bob was born April 5, 1952 at Kankakee, the son of Hector W. and Mary Electa Frazier Charbonneau. He married Angela Miller on Aug. 21, 1975, at Kankakee. She preceded him in death on Aug. 1, 2000. He later married JoAnn Gocking on June 22, 2002, at Hoopeston.
Surviving to cherish the gift of his memory are his loving wife, JoAnn Charbonneau of Hoopeston; one son, Jason (Stacy) Charbonneau of Papineau; one stepdaughter, Rebecca (Kevin) Mullikin of Clifton; two stepsons, Stephen Miller and Robert Miller, both of Kankakee; a sister, Deborah (Lyle) Meyer of Bonfield; a brother, William (Karen) Charbonneau of Dyer, Ind.; eight grandchildren: Zackary (Kristine Bodemer) Charbonneau, Katelynn (Brett) Duby, Logan Charbonneau, Vincent Cook, Cassandra (Sean Jardine) Price, Racheal, Jeffery and Alicia Miller; two great-grandchildren, Justin Jardine and Natalee Duby; and several nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Sherry (Chris) Hammersley of Bonfield. He is also survived by his devoted “fur babies” TJ, Minerva and Molly and will be welcomed at the Rainbow Bridge by Samantha, Timmy and Lucy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and an infant granddaughter.
Bob graduated from Bradley-Bourbonnais High School in 1970. He held several certifications in computer programming, electrical engineering and purchasing management from Control Data Corporation and United State Steel Corporation. He retired after 30 years with U.S. Steel where he worked in purchasing and materials management. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Atlas Tube in Chicago and Thyssen-Krupp Crankshaft in Danville. From 2008-2014, he owned and operated The Christian Handyman LLC in Hoopeston, specializing in computer service and repair.
He enjoyed traveling, visiting garage sales, antique stores and flea markets with his wife, riding his motorcycle and playing the guitar. He also took great pride in caring for his lawn and landscaping. His greatest enjoyment, however, was sharing his faith in God with anyone who would listen. Bob was baptized in the Catholic Church, but spent his later years serving and worshipping in several faith communities, most recently the Hoopeston First Church of God and the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene.
A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday June 7, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday June 8, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials are suggested to the Hoopeston Public Library 110 N. 4th St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (HART) 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.
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Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.
William “Bill” Kelly Medler, 67, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:15 P.M. Sunday June 3, 2018, at his home. He was born November 26, 1950, in Fairfield, IL, the son of Harry Charles and Alma Mae (Grissith) Medler. He married Darlene Knapp on December 21, 1985 in Cissna Park, IL. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is also survived two sisters, Sarah (Gene) Talbert of Evansville, IN and Margaret (Paul) Lange of Newton, IL; and 6 nieces and nephews, Mark and Scott Talbert, Cassie, Jasmine, and Nikki Gramm and Karl Lange.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill was a high school chemistry and biology teacher until his retirement. He was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church, where he did a lot of volunteer work. He loved helping others and was a volunteer for hospice and a landscaping volunteer at the Hoopeston Presbyterian Church. Bill enjoyed gardening, reading, and traveling.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Saturday June 16, 2018 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the church, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating. No burial will be held.
Memorials may be made to Carle Hospice 206 W. Anthony Dr. Champaign, IL 61821 or Hope Hospice 9470 Health Park Circle Fort Myers, FL 33908.
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Virginia Rose Schultz Camp, 82, of Danville. Formally of Collison
A Celebration of Virginia Camp’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Reverend Judith Ridlen officiating. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. She will be laid to rest in Collison Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Virginia’s life. Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.