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Obituaries Archives for 2018-09

Joan Eva Dugle, 83, of Hoopeston

Joan Eva Dugle, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at her home on Sunday September 23, 2018.  She was born September 5, 1935, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Eva (Petersen) Jiroch.  She married Roy E. Dugle Jr., on September 13, 1958 in Chicago.  He preceded her in death on June 4, 2014.

She is survived by one daughter, Lynn Wyss of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Jeffrey (Janice) Dugle of Apple Valley, CA, David (Tiffani) Dugle of Hoopeston, IL, and Joel (Ronda) Dugle of Sahuarita, AZ; one sister, Carole (Phil) Mathes of Florida; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jon (Diana) Dugle of Cookeville, TN; sister-in-law, Frances Dugle of Deep River, Ontario, Canada; 10 grandchildren, Jordan, Kaaryn, and Riley Wyss, Corey, Kaylin, Trey, Kolin, Moriah, Garrett, and Tanner Dugle; two great-grandchildren, Payson and Liam Dugle; and four nieces and nephews, Jennifer (Steve) Cummer, Kimberly (Eduardo) Carreon, Eileen (Robert) Anderson, and Michael (Melissa) Mathes.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Kaaryn Dugle; and one son-in-law, Bradley Wyss.

Joan worked for the State of Illinois Unemployment Security until her retirement in 2004.  She served as a past secretary of her union, AFSCME Council 31 and was also a past president of the Hoopeston American Legion Auxiliary Post 384.  Joan enjoyed traveling with her husband and loved going to Disney World.

Joan’s family would like to give a special thank you to Misty Watson, Kathy Watson, Cody Wood, Travis Wood, Kim Wood, Sarah Wood, and Gail Klimas for their care and company to Joan throughout the years.

Per wishes, she will be cremated.  A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. Friday September 28, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in the Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517 Topeka, Kansas 66675-8517 or to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Marcella E. Strawser, 82, of Rossville

Marcella E. Strawser, 82, of Rossville, passed away at 11:07 p.m. Friday, September 21, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Mrs. Strawser was born on September 21, 1936, in Armstrong, Illinois, the daughter of Marion and Viva (Watson) Falconer.  She married Richard Strawser on September 8, 1955, in Rossville.  He preceded her in death on February 10, 2005.

She is survived by two sons- Scott (Patty) Strawser of Hoopeston and Kevin (Crystal) Strawser of Alvin; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother- Thelbert (Sheila) Falconer of Rossville; one sister- Nadine (Rolland) LeClaire of Danville; best friend- Dot and John Bray of Rossville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter- Teresa Branch.

Marcella graduated from Rossville High School.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker but also enjoyed working at antique stores and helping people in Rossville.  She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ and Rossville Historical Society.  She enjoyed ceramics, collecting antiques and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Marcella Strawser’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 28, 2018, at the Rossville Church of Christ, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday at the church.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Rossville Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Pleasant Meadows Nursing Home, in Chrisman.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Marcella’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Joyce Lynn Williams, 68, of Hoopeston

Joyce Lynn Williams, 68, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:45 A.M. Wednesday September 19, 2018 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living in Paxton, IL.  She was born February 1, 1950, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Roy and Cozetta (Wagner) Fix.

She is survived by one son, Shawn (Rachel) Williams of Robinsonville, MS; two sisters, Carolyn Longest and Shirley Lane; two brothers, George (Sheila) Fix and Steve (Dixie) Fix; seven grandchildren, Kristopher and Kevin Williams, Heather, Chelsea, and Jessica Joyner, and Audri and Isaiah Byler; twelve great-grandchildren; and eighteen nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Shanda Williams; one sister, Ginny Probasco and three brothers-in-law, Carl Longest, Ronnie Lane, and Leon Probasco.

Joyce had previously worked at Scranton’s, Dollar General, and the Hoopeston Bakery.  She was a member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  She enjoyed playing cards with her friends, shopping, and having drinks at McDonald’s with her sisters. 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday September 24, 2018 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 David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Dennis John Gerth, 75, of Wellington

Dennis John Gerth, 75, of Wellington, IL, passed away at 6:25 P.M. Sunday September 16, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born December 10, 1942, in Chicago, IL, the son of William and Caroline Gerth.  He married Gertie Dzik on April 6, 1968.  She survives in Wellington. 

He is also survived by two daughters, Sue (Eric) Sandquist of TX and Cynthia Gerth of IL; three sons, Matthew Gerth of AR, John Gerth of IL, and Robert (Melissa) Gerth of MO; one sister, Donna Knutson; three brothers, Donald (Jean) Gerth, Danny (Carol) Gerth and Dwayne (Lori) Gerth; thirteen grandchildren, Eric, Joshua, Matthew, Hanah, Joseph, Janel, and Josiah Sandquist, Matthew and Cody Gerth, Noel Godwin, Sarah Casile, and Jacob and Kurtis Emling; 10 great-grandchildren, Ariel, Zach, Yisraela Sandquist, Zayden and Laura Godwin, Elijah and Kammaia Gerth, and Christian, Elijah, and Grace Casile; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, David Gerth.

Dennis worked as a diesel mechanic until his retirement.  He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War.  He was a service officer of the VFW and American Legion in New Lenox.  Dennis enjoyed carpentry work, loved spending time with his family, and was a devoted and loving husband and father.

Per his wishes, he will be cremated, and a service will be held at a later date.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Versa Louise Murdock, 91, of Danville

Versa Louise Murdock, 91, of Danville, IL, passed away at 1:54 A.M. Sunday September 16, 2018 at her home.  She was born July 2, 1927, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Elmer and Marie (Lane) Probasco.  She married John H. Murdock on November 27, 1947, at the First Christian Church in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn Louise Reiss of Forest, MS and Constance Marie (David) Phillips of Danville, IL; one daughter-in-law, Laura Kaye Murdock of Danville, IL; two sisters, Thelma Mae Frederick of Hoopeston, IL and Martha Ann (Jim) Murdock of Arcadia, FL; 7 grandchildren, Bruce (Gina) Reiss Jr., Michelle (Dewey) Blansett, Deborah Irvin, Jeff (Cassandra) Murdock, Scott (Rayna) Setser, John (Tabitha) Murdock, and Ashlee (Rian) Watson; 15 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; one son, John Murdock; one grandson, David L. Phillips; one son-in-law, Bruce Reiss; 2 sisters; and 4 brothers.

Versa worked at DCFS in Danville for 20 years until her retirement in 1991.  She enjoyed camping, playing the piano, playing cards, and dancing.  She also enjoyed remodeling homes with her husband and family get-togethers.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 20, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

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 view Versa’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Teresa S. Rife, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

Teresa S. Rife, 59, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 9:30 P.M. Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her home.  She was born May 12, 1959, the daughter of Lee and Donna (Crane) Ogborn.  She married Howard Rife on July 2, 1977 in Pine Village, IN.  He survives.

 

She is survived by one daughter Patience Rusk; one son, Wyatt Rife; one sister, Connie Dale; three brothers, Doug Ogborn, Rick (Mary Ann) Ogborn, and Jim Ogborn; two grandchildren, Ryder Rusk and Abel Rife, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one niece, Chan’e Ogborn and one nephew Robbie Ogborn.

 

Teresa had her own cleaning service.  She enjoyed mushroom hunting and loved to watch superhero movies with her son.  Most of all she loved to spend time with her grandchildren.

 

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 17, 2018 at the Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL., with Paul Sargent officiating.

 

A special thank you to all the doctors and nurses at Carle Oncology department, ICU, and Carle Hospice.  A special thank you to her good friend Mark Norton.

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 2509 S. Neil St. St. 1 Champaign, IL 61820.

 

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

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Wallis A. Brockman "Wally" Wisdom, 83, of Hoopeston,

Wallis A. Brockman “Wally” Wisdom, 83, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:00 A.M. Friday September 14, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born October 3, 1934, in Cofer, KY, the son of Elijah and Kizzie Marie (Jessie) Wisdom.  He married Betty Jane Field on September 8, 1952 in St. Joseph, MI.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by two daughters, Sharon (Andy) Delashmit of Oceanside, CA and Kathy (Brad) Cox of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Stephen (Robin) Wisdom of Mesquite, TX, Kenneth (Chris) Wisdom of Hoopeston, IL, and Scott (Connie) Wisdom of Hoopeston, IL; 19 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wally worked at FMC in Hoopeston until his retirement and later worked at Schumacher Electric.  He attended the Chestnut Street Church of Christ in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed raising Shih Tzu dogs, boating, camping, and spending time with his grandchildren.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday September 18, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 19, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor John Morris officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

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 Wally’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Hazelene (Smoot-Davidson) Emery, 84, of Danville, formerly of Westville

Hazelene (Smoot-Davidson) Emery, 84, of Danville, formerly of Westville, passed away at 4:33 a.m. Sunday, September 9, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.

Hazelene was born on February 1, 1934, in Clay County, Kentucky, the daughter of Garrett and Hazel (Robinson) Davidson.  She married William Emery Sr. on August 24, 1951, in Westville.  He preceded her in death.  

She is survived by one daughter- Kathy Jo Emery-Miller of Westville; three sons- Bill (Lynn) Emery Jr. of Catlin, Michael (Rebecca) Emery of Evansville, Indiana and David Emery of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; four grandchildren- Jennifer (Joey) Lamb, Amanda (Brad) Sashko, Karen Miller and Kayla Jo (Jake) LaFollette; four great-grandchildren- Landon Lamb, Emma and Everett Sashko and soon to be with us granddaughter “Peach” LaFollette; brother- Ralph Smoot of Carol Stream, Illinois; and special cousin and friend- Roberta Carlton of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and son-in-law- Jim Miller.

Hazelene was a long time member of the Westville Church of Christ and Central Park Church of Christ.  She was a lifelong faithful believer in our Lord Jesus Christ helping others to faith for decades.  She lived for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Hazelene was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed watching them play as often as she could.

A Celebration of Hazelene Emery’s Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the VA Illiana Protestant Chapel, with Pastor Bob Cornell officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Danville National Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the VA Chapel.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Emery’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Helen A. Mikel, 96 of Rossville

Helen A. Mikel, 96 of Rossville, IL., passed away at 7:40 A.M.  on Friday, September 7, 2018 at Autumn Trace in Attica, IN.  She was born October 26, 1921, the daughter of Charles and Mary Mae (Roe)  Ridge.  She married Roscoe Mikel on February 11, 1939.  He preceded her in death.

 

She is survived by four sons, Kenneth (Rita) Mikels of Rossville, IL., Richard (Connie) Mikels of Covington, IN., Donald (Connie) Mikel of Covington, IN., and Daniel Joe (Mickey) Mikel of Rossville, IL., twelve grandchildren, Brenda Cooper, Kenneth Wayne (Meg) Mikels Jr., Laurie (Steve) Beach, Tonya Mikels, Tasha (Scott) Swank, Theresa (Casey) Hancock, Tina Newland, Jeff Mikel, Angela (Russ) Purcell, Pam (Bob) Novack, Dan (Melissa) Mikel, and Tami Hack, eight step grandchildren, thirty great grandchildren, eight step great grandchildren, sixteen great great grandchildren, and three step great great grandchildren, and twelve nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by two sisters, six brothers and a grandson, John.

 

Helen retired from Joan of Arc.  She was a very caring homemaker.  She was a lifelong member of the Antioch Church of Christ.  She enjoyed reading her Bible and preparing food for others.  The center of her life was her faith and her four sons and their families.

 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Antioch Church of Christ 37604 North 1900 Road Rossville, IL. 60963.  Burial will follow in the Rossville Cemetery.

 

Memorials may be made to Autumn Trace 1287 E. Main St. Attica, IN. 47918.

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Florence Barker, 86, of Hoopeston

Florence M. Barker, 86, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 11:20 A.M., on Sunday, September 2, 2018,

 at Hoopeston Carle Regional Hospital.  She was born January 8, 1932 in Milford, IL., the daughter of James M. and Lizzie Ann (Osborn) Stebbins.  She married Ralph “Dick” Barker on July 2, 1949 in Danville, IL.  He preceded her in death on July 25, 1977.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Kathy (Charlie) Parker of Hoopeston, IL., one sister – in – law, Shirley Stebbins of Catlin, IL., ten grandchildren, seventeen great – grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Becky Zapata, one sister, two brothers, and one great - grandchild.

 

Florence was a housewife.  She attended the Chestnut Street Church of Christ for many years and loved her family dearly.

 

A Graveside Service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Friday, September 7, 2018  at Floral Hill Cemetery.

 

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 Florence’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

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Raymond Dale Willard, 93, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of rural Rossville

Raymond Dale Willard, 93, of Hoopeston, IL, formerly of rural Rossville, IL, passed away at 6:08 A.M. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.  He was born on February 1, 1925, at his family’s home in rural Rossville, IL, the son of Dale H. and Edna (Heaton) Willard.  He married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Ann Morgan, on January 20, 1946, at the bride’s home in Rossville.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Ann (Charles) Potter of Henry, TN; two sons, Steve (Jane) Willard of Rossville, IL and Mark (Susan) Willard of Rossville, IL; 9 grandchildren, Matt (Nichole) Willard, Allen (Trisha) Willard, Sarah (Carey) Aubrey, Charles “Bud” (Kristina) Potter, Molly Potter, Robert (Kristin) Potter, Thomas (Rebecca) Potter, Andrea (Dan) Buechsenschuetz, and Allison Willard; 11 great-grandchildren, Evan, Aryn, and Dane Willard, Mason, Morgan, and Oliver Willard, Torin Willard-Hays, Amelia and Isaac Buechsenschuetz, Kaitlyn and Elliott Potter, and Emery and Madeline Potter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sisters, Alice Tuggle Culbert and Jeanne Rife; one brother, Donald Willard; and one great-grandchild, Andi Mae Willard.

Ray farmed the family farm for 42 years.  In 1976, he started a farm partnership with his sons.  He served in the United States Army Air Force from October 1943-November 1945 in Italy as a nose gunner on a B-24.  He was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ in rural Rossville. He served on the Rossville School Board for 13 years and was instrumental in the unification of the Rossville and Alvin school districts.  Ray also helped form the Rossville Fire Protection district.  He was a past 4-H leader of the Antioch 4-H Club and volunteered at the Rossville Historical Society.  He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and woodworking.  Ray especially enjoyed making barn siding creations.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Tuesday September 4, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday September 5, 2018 at the funeral home, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rossville American Legion Post #733, the Rossville Historical Society, or the Rossville Fire Protection District.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Robin Lee Cox Sr., 69, of Hoopeston

Robin Lee Cox Sr., 69, of Hoopeston, passed away at 12:58 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2018, at Hoopeston Carle Regional Health Center.

Mr. Cox was born on March 30, 1949, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Ernest and Betty (Reinberger) Cox.  He married Marlene Churchman on February 14, 2003, at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church.  She survives.

He is survived by one step-daughter- Lynn Kirland of Hoopeston; and one step-son- Jack Michaels of Hoopeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son- Robin Cox Jr. and one brother- Gregory Cox.

Robin graduated from high school, in Columbus, Ohio, and later served in the United States Army.  He worked as home healthcare aide for Addus Home Health and as a car detailer at Urich Motors.  He previously attended the Hoopeston United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed lifting weights and collecting items.

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There are no services scheduled at this time.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. Cox’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with his family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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James David Ingram, 71, of Hoopeston

James David Ingram, 71, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:55 A.M. Friday August 31, 2018 at his home.  He was born February 17, 1947, in Iroquois, IL, the son of Sam and Wanda (Adwell) Ingram.  He married Carole Whiteman on October 19, 1974 at the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by one daughter, Amee Bowen of Bismarck, IL; two sons, David Ingram of Hoopeston, IL and Richard (Nicole) Ingram of Bismarck, IL; two sisters, Nancy Hardwick of Hoopeston, IL and Denise Rebsen of Miami, FL; one brother, Charles (Gloria) Ingram of Benton, IL; 2 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Dorothy Johnson; two brothers, Wendell Ingram and Sam Ingram Jr; one sister-in-law, Marcella Ingram; and two brothers-in-law, Jim Hardwick and George Rebsen.

James worked at the Milford Canning Company for 22 years.  He was a member of the First Church of God in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed gardening, tending to his peach trees, collecting model cars and flashlights, and doing word searches.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Thursday September 6, 2018 at the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 11:00 A.M. Thursday at the church with Rev. David Bowen officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the First Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Terry Lee Weathers, 75, of Bismarck

Terry Lee Weathers, 75, of Bismarck, passed away at 10:43 a.m. Friday. August 31, 2018, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Terry was born on October 7, 1942, in Penfield, Illinois, the son of Russell and Dorothy (Kirby) Weathers.  He married Mary Moulden on March 2, 1963, in Potomac.  She survives.

He is also survived by two daughters- Doris (Mike) Pundt of Bismarck and Deanna (James) Whitlow of Potomac; one son- Andy Weathers of Bismarck; five grandchildren- Kayla (Rob) Harrier, Brandon (Katie) Pundt, Katie Whitlow, Chyanna Pundt and Jake Whitlow; five great-grandchildren; three sisters- Marneda Mackiewicz of Danville, Donna Brown of Tolono and Sharon Benny of Moberly, MO; his favorite dog- Ezmay; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers- Ronald Weathers, Dwayne Weathers, Dwight Weathers and Mike Weathers, and one sister- Bonnie Foster.

Terry worked at Hyster, in Danville, for over 30 years.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, gardening, decorating for Christmas and spending time with family.  If you were a friend of Terry's you knew it, and once you were his friend you were always his friend, especially if you were a fisherman. 

A Celebration of Terry Lee Weather's Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  Following the services he will be laid to rest in Sunset Memorial Park.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Terry's life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Rafael Zamarripa, 62, of Hoopeston

Rafael Zamarripa, 62, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:35 P.M. Saturday September 1, 2018 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  He was born March 24, 1956 in San Juan, TX, the son of Santos and Vicenta (Ramirez) Zamarripa.  He married Martha Colunga on September 2, 1981 in Danville, IL.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He is also survived by three daughters, Anna Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL, Casandra Avalos of San Antonio, TX, and Roxanna Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL; three sons, Rafael (Sylvia) Zamarripa Jr of San Antonio, TX, Miguel (Jessica) Zamarripa of Fenton, MO, and Roberto Zamarripa of Joliet, IL; six sisters, Delores Mercado of Idaho, Guadalupe (Isreal) Solis of La Grulla, TX, Matilde Mery of Pharr, TX, Frances (Antonio) Pena of Mission, TX, Josefina Rodriguez of Andrews, TX, and Concepsion (Jose) Palomo, Donna, TX; seven brothers, Maximiliano (Ahida) Zamarripa of Alice, TX, Santos (Alma) Zamarripa Jr of Alamo, TX, Antonio (Norma) Zamarripa of Otterbein, IN, Vicente Zamarripa of Andrews, TX, Genaro Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL, Santos Zamarripa III of Hoopeston, IL, and Manuel Zamarripa of Hoopeston, IL; 10 grandchildren, Brock, Benjamin, Cristiano, Jonathan, Miguel Jr, Jathan, and Jovanni Zamarripa and Matthew, Mason, and Christina Avalos; several nieces and nephews; and special great-niece and great-nephew, Toni Kelly and Ely Wells.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; father-in-law, Amadeo Colunga; one sister, Sara Zamarripa; and one brother, Miguel Angel.

Rafael served as a medic in the United States Army.  After the service, he worked at Kraft Foods for 33 years, where he was also a medic.  In 1995, he began working as a medic for the Hoopeston Ambulance, which later became Carle.  He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Hoopeston.  Rafael was a past coach for the Hoopeston Hornets and served as the athletic director for many years.  He also coached little league for many years.  He loved all the kids that he coached throughout the years.  Rafael enjoyed listening to music and singing, loved to cook and was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday September 6, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday September 7, 2018 at St. Anthony Catholic Church 423 S. Third St. Hoopeston, IL, with Father Thomas Gibson officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

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