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Obituaries Archives for 2018-10

G. Joseph Peto, 75, of Danville

G. Joseph Peto, 75, of Danville, IL, passed away October 17, 2018 in Proviso Township, IL.  He was born June 22, 1943, in Olympia, WA, the son of George J. and Marjorie Louise (Glassford) Peto. 

He is survived by one son, Martin W. (Julie A.) Peto of Joliet, IL; two grandchildren; Emily R. Peto and Neil E. Peto; and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; and one aunt, Betty M. Glassford.

Joseph retired from General Motors in 1995 after 37 years of service.  He was a member of the Danville Masonic Lodge #38.

A private graveside service will be held.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Tenley Jo Eighner precious infant daughter of Josh and Kristen Eighner

  Tenley Jo Eighner precious infant daughter of Josh and Kristen Eighner passed away Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign, Illinois.

 

   She is survived and will be missed by her parents Josh and Kristen Eighner of Rankin, IL.; her maternal grandparents, Denny and Debbie Aberle of Thawville, IL.; her paternal grandparents Darrin and Karen Eighner of Rankin, IL., Cathy and Doug Luecke of Cissna Park, IL.; her maternal great-grandma, Rita Jardine of Saunemin, IL. and her paternal great-grandparents, Jerry (Ann) Bleich of Rankin, IL.; two aunts, Renee (Michael) Harris of Hudson, IL., Bina (Cody) Schmidt of Roberts IL., one uncle, Matt (Emily) Aberle of Mt. Morris, IL.; one step aunt, Jamie Luecke and three cousins, Rhett Aberle, Barrett Harris and Laken Luecke.

 

 

   Tenley was preceded in death by her maternal great-grandparents, Hank and Donna Aberle, Marvin Jardine and her paternal great-grandparents, Dick Eighner, Betty Scullin and Karen Bleich.

 

   Graveside service will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Rankin Union Cemetery, Rankin, IL with Pastor Debra Domeier officiating. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to www.EighnerFuneralHomes.com

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Robert Lee Garman, 73, of Hoopeston

Robert Lee Garman, 73, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 5:33 P.M. Sunday, October 21, 2018 at his home.  He was born on July 11, 1945, the son of Robert J. and Maxine (Cooper) Garman. 

 He is survived by three daughters, Andrea Garman of Hoopeston, IL., Amanda (Chuck) Landers of Hoopeston, IL., and Ashlee (Scott) Polen of Wilmington, NC.; one sister, Judy (Earl) Davis of Ambia, IN., five grandchildren, Zachary Garman, Baylea Hasbargen, Blaine Landers, Chas Landers, and Mary Ella Polen; one great- grandchild, Anna Lucas, and several nieces and nephews.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Janice Vogrin, and Mary Jeffers.

 Robert was in the Army from 1966 – 1968.  He worked for the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 157.

 Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 26, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with Pastor Cathy Najmon officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Joanne Beatrice Catron, 82, of Sanford, Florida, formerly of Hoopeston

Joanne Beatrice Catron, 82, of Sanford, Florida, formerly of Hoopeston, passed away September 24, 2018, at home.

Joanne was born on September 26, 1935, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Wilbur and Viola (Robertson) Warner.  She married John W. Catron Sr. on June 4, 1954, in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death on November 24, 2009.

She is survived by two daughters- Connie Catron of Sanford, Florida and Sandra (Kenneth) Harrelson of Altamonte Springs, Florida; one son- Russell Catron of Apopka, Florida; five brothers- Jerry Warner of Hoopeston, Art Warner of Rockford, Illinois, Steve Warner of Clovis, New Mexico, Mike Warner of Hoopeston and Irvin Warner of Hoopeston; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son-John w. Catron Jr., grandson- Brian Harrelson, three brothers- William Warner, Paul Warner and Bud Warner, and three sisters- Betty Horridge, Ruthann Bell and Edith Catron.

Joanne enjoyed gardening, playing cards, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Tom Silzer officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  According to her wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Joanne’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Bonnie K. Eighner, 80, of Rankin,

Bonnie K. Eighner, 80, of Rankin, IL passed away October 18, 2018 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 29, 1938 in Paxton, IL, the daughter of Gustav “Gus” and Evelyn “Ev” Johnson Seidel. She married Michael A. Eighner on September 9, 1956 in Rankin. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1990. 

 She was a life-long member of Grace Lutheran Church in Rankin and a member of the Rankin Lions Club.  In her early adult life she was a cub scout leader, Sunday school teacher, and  Rankin Junior Woman’s Club member.  Bonnie was a barber for twenty-eight years working beside her husband and her daughter, Debbie, at Chanute Air Force Base and at the Hair Force Barber Shop in Rantoul. Along with her husband and her family, she operated the Dairy Queens  in Milford and Paxton.  She loved to cook and entertain her family and friends;  she always had a house full. She enjoyed wintering in Florida for many years.  She was an avid Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and Illini sports fan.  Most of all she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Bonnie is survived by her five children, Michael (Leisa) Eighner of Camden, TN and their children, Jared Eighner, Ariel (TJ) Clark and Brandy (Craig) Eighner; Sherri (David) Cox of Paxton, IL and their children, Katie (Nate) Grice,  Kelsey Cox and Kendall Cox; Debbie (Les) Symmonds of Rankin, IL and their children, Nathan (Hannah) Symmonds and Shelby Symmonds; Lisa (Brock) Breymeyer of Rankin, IL and their children, Dillon Eighner, Lexie Breymeyer and Lacie Breymeyer; Mark (Robin) Eighner of Rankin, IL and their children, Graham Eighner and Gracie Eighner;  seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Jim Seidel of Springfield, IL; two sisters-in-law, Linda Seidel of  Gulf Shores, AL, Jean Eighner of Hoopeston, IL; many nieces and nephews; and a special family friend, Brenda Mundell.

      She was preceded in death by her parents, husband,  grandson, Michael A. Symmonds and brother, Will Seidel.

      Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Grace Lutheran Church in Rankin with Pastor Jennifer Hartweg-Brown officiating. Burial will follow at Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m  to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 and one hour prior to the funeral service at Grace Lutheran Church , 102 South Johnson, Rankin, IL. Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Rankin. Arrangements were entrusted to Eighner Funeral Home and grandson Kendall Cox. For more information or to sign the online guest book go to Eighnerfuneralhomes.com 

 

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Diana L. Dukes, 68, of Rossville

Diana L. Dukes, 68, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 3:10 P.M. Thursday October 18, 2018 at Colonial Manor in Danville, IL.  She was born January 11, 1950, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Harold and Mary Irene (Hollen) Dukes. 

She is survived by one brother, Randy Dukes of Rossville, IL; one niece, Abby (Ramon) Caraballo; one nephew, Kris Dukes; two special great-nieces, Alexis Staley and Baily Wooten; and one special great-nephew, Devin Caraballo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Richard Dukes, and an infant brother, Larry Wayne Dukes.

Diana worked doing senior home care for many years and had previously worked in the kitchen at Danville Care Nursing Home.  She attended the Rossville Church of Christ, where she did volunteer work.  She also volunteered at the Antioch Church of Christ.  Diana enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday October 25, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow.

Memorials may be made to Diana’s family or to the donor’s choice.

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Glen Leo Forrest, 85, of Potomac

Glen Leo Forrest, 85, of Potomac, passed away at 6:17 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018, at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center, in Urbana.

Mr. Forrest was born on November 14, 1932, in Rankin, Illinois, the son of Lester and Hazel (Norville) Forrest.  He graduated from Potomac High School and then served four years in the United States Air Force, during the Korean War, as an airplane mechanic.  He was stationed in Ohio, Georgia and North Africa. 

He married Rheta Allison on June 23, 1957, at Wallace Chapel, in Potomac.  They were married for 61 years.  She survives.

Glen retired from Chanute Air Force Base, after 33 years as a federal employee.  He also farmed on the family farm in Potomac for 55 years.

He is survived by one son- Wayne Forrest of Georgetown; two daughters- Sharita (James Simpson) Forrest of Potomac and Holly (Robert) Berry of Caledonia, Wisconsin; one grandson- Joshua Forrest; one great-grandson- Leland Forrest; numerous nieces and nephews; and his dog-Tippy.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, brother- Ralph Forrest and three sisters- Yvonne Rush, Marjorie Judy and Juanita Thompson.

A Celebration of Glen Leo Forrest’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 23, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  He will be laid to rest following the services in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Potomac American Legion or the American Heart Association.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Glen’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com

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Randall Lee Withers, 51, of Rankin

Randall Lee Withers, 51, of Rankin, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Sunday, October 14, 2018.

Randy was born on September 19, 1967, in Champaign, Illinois, the son of Leonard and Janis (Frye) Withers.

He is survived by his mother-Janis Withers of Rankin; one daughter- Ruby Withers of Carterville, Illinois; and several aunts, uncles, nephews and great-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father and brother- Leonard “Jeff” Withers.

Randy graduated from Rankin High School and attended Danville Junior College and SIU-Carbondale.  He enjoyed watching football, basketball and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  Randy also enjoyed fishing, working on cars and spending time with family and friends.

According to his wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Partlow Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Randy’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

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Earl Millard Jones, 94, of Danville

Earl Millard Jones, 94, of Danville, passed away at 1:05 p.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Gardenview Manor.

Mr. Jones was born on December 21, 1923, in Etoile, Kentucky, the son of Joseph Lewis and Lucy Thompson (Greer) Jones.  He married Doris Shappard on July 19, 1948, in Hopkinsville, Kentucky and later married Maxine Shanks.

He is survived by one daughter- Junie Crippin of Danville; four grandchildren- Jeremy Alan (Kathy) Crippin, Jennifer Malea (Shane) Dittmar, James Earl (Minda Pichon) and Jodie (Andy) Linne; and twelve great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, two brothers and two sisters.

He graduated from Armstrong High School in 1941 and later attended the Coyne Electrical College.   Earl served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1945.  He was a member of the Hope United Church of Christ and First Baptist Church.  Earl was also a member of UAW #579.  He enjoyed restoring antiques, wood working, driving around, going to garage sales and spending time with his family.

A Celebration of Earl Millard Jones’ Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Hope United Church of Christ, with Pastor Frank Hoss officiating.  He will be laid to rest following the services in Embury Cemetery, with military rites conducted by the Potomac American Legion.  Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the church.  Memorials may be made to the UAW Local #579.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac to assist them in honoring Mr. Jones life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Evelyn "Babe" Jane Rice, 97, of Urbana, formerly of Potomac

Evelyn “Babe” Jane Rice, 97, of Urbana, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, October 7, 2018, at Clark-Lindsey Village, in Urbana.

Mrs. Rice was born on August 19, 1921, in Danville, the daughter of Ural Paul and Lela (Campbell) Saunders.  She married Gordon Albert Rice on September 1, 1943, in Eureka, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on February 16, 2004.

She is survived by one daughter- Paula J. Rice of Woodland Hills, California; one son- Dan S. (Lee Ann Davies) Rice of Cornelius, North Carolina; six grandchildren- Christopher G. Rice, Sinead R. Madigan, Shaughnessy D. Rice, Kelly M. Rice, Aloria J. Rucker and Samantha G. Rucker; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, son-Stephen G. Rice; sister-Barbara J. Saunders and brother- James E. Saunders.

Mrs. Rice graduated from Potomac High School in 1939.  She later attended Western Illinois University.  Evelyn worked at Goodwine State Bank, in Potomac, for several decades, until her retirement as Vice President in 1983.  She was a member of the Middlefork United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed baking, knitting, reading, traveling and watching sports, especially basketball.  Evelyn was an avid supporter of the Potomac Public Library.  She also cherished spending time with her grandchildren. 

A Celebration of Evelyn “Babe” Jane Rice’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Middlefork United Methodist Church, in Potomac, with Pastor George Desmond officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Potomac Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the church.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Middlefork United Methodist Church or the Potomac Public Library.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Rice’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with her family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.blurtonfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Linda DePoe, 73, of Ambia, IN

Linda DePoe, 73, of Ambia, IN, passed away at 12:20 P.M. Friday October 5, 2018, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston, IL.  She was born October 30, 1944, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Cordie L. and Nellie (McGinley) Phillips.  She married John Lawson and he preceded her in death.  She later married Thomas A. DePoe Sr. on May 9, 1977 in Sitka, AK, and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Janet DePoe of WA; one daughter-in-law, Shelley Lawson of AK; one son, Thomas A. DePoe Jr. of IN; one brother, Cordie (Bobbi Jo) Phillips of Rossville, IL; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; and 2 nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Wes Lawson Jr.; and a special friend, Herb Shaw.

Linda was a postal worker.  She attended the Ambia United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed making candles and ceramics.

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a graveside service will be held at 12:00 P.M. CST Wednesday October 17, 2018 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston VFW Post #4826, 428 W. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Frank Lee Green, 87, of Hoopeston

Frank Lee Green, 87, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:35 P.M. Sunday October 7, 2018 at Watseka Rehab and Nursing Health Care Center.  He was born December 20, 1931, in Buckley, IL, the son of Cecil and Amy Marie (Huser) Green.  He married Shirley Ann Unger in Peoria, IL, in 1951.  She survives in Hoopeston.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Tom Parker Unger.

Frank served in the United States Navy for four years.  After the service, he went to college on the GI Bill and attended the University of Illinois and Purdue University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree and master’s degree in administration.  After college, Frank worked in the office at US Steel in Gary, IN and later worked in the Administrative Office at the school in Hobart, IN for many years until his retirement.  He was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709.  Frank was very active in the town of Hobart, IN, while living there and was instrumental in getting a town swimming pool built.

A visitation will be held 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Wednesday October 10, 2018 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with a masonic service being held at 6:45 P.M. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday October 11, 2018 at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  Burial will follow in Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston United Methodist Church 403 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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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Marjorie "Margie" F. Spear, 88, of Hoopeston

 

 

Marjorie “Margie” F. Spear, 88, of Hoopeston passed away on October 4, 2018. Cremation rites have been accorded with Anderson Funeral Home. Services will be held at a later date.

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Rolland "Boppy" Eugene LeClaire, 82, of Danville

Rolland “Boppy” Eugene LeClaire, 82, of Danville, passed away at 6:29 a.m. Sunday, September 30, 2018, at home.

Mr. LeClaire was born on July 4, 1936, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Frederick and Armanda (Mullins) LeClaire.  He married Anna Falconer on June 10, 1962, in Rossville.  She survives.

He is also survived by one daughter- Dawn (Curtis) Smith of Cullman, Alabama; two sons- Tim (Anna) LeClaire of Danville and Brad LeClaire of Rileysburg, Indiana; four grandchildren- Blake (Laila), Brock and Brett Defenbaugh and Timothy LeClaire II; two great-grandchildren- Lucas and Sterling Defenbaugh; one sister- Ruth Ann McIntyre of Danville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister- Etta Mae LeClaire.

Rolland graduated from Danville High School, in 1954.  He worked at Teepak, as a chemical operator for 35 years, until his retirement in 1999.  He enjoyed traveling, tinkering around his house and listening to Elvis.  He was an avid Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and Illini fan.  His greatest love was spending time with his children and grandchildren.

A Celebration of Rolland LeClaire’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Mike Harshman officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.  Following services cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mr. LeClaire’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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