banner
banner
banner
banner
Obituaries Archives for 2019-01

Charles W. Stahl, 81, of Rossville

Charles W. “Chuck” Stahl, 81, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 10:28 P.M. Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  He was born November 3, 1937, in Rossville, IL, the son of Brinton and Anna (Perkins) Stahl.  He married Lila Marie Rudy on September 27, 1970, in Danville, IL.  She survives in Rossville.

He is also survived by one son, Britt Stahl of Bismarck, IL; one step-daughter, Denise Wilson of Sulphur, LA; one step-son, Evan Pennington of Bloomington, IL; 5 grandchildren, Cory (Sarah) Fletcher, Rebecca Wilson, Zachary Garmon, Sebastian Stahl, and Lorenzo Stahl; 5 great-grandchildren, Kylee and Brandon Fletcher and Chase, Kaden, and Trevon Moody; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one twin sister, Charlotte; two sisters, Suzy and Jane; two brothers, Bill and Dick; and one step-brother, Richard.

Chuck worked for the Village of Rossville for twenty years and then worked for Halliburton Oil in Lake Charles, LA.  He later worked for Danner Construction for many years until his retirement.  He served in the United States Army and was a past commander of the Rossville American Legion.  He was also involved in erecting the war memorial wall in Rossville.  Chuck also served as a past Rossville volunteer fireman.  He enjoyed gardening, caring for his peach trees, helping others, and loved spending time with his family.

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday February 6, 2019 at the Danville National Cemetery 1900 E. Main St. Danville, IL.  Military rites will be accorded by Danville American Legion Post #210.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rossville American Legion 104 Thompson St., Rossville, IL 60963.

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.

0
comments


Lois Mae Harris, 94, of Hoopeston

Lois Mae Harris, 94, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:15 A.M. Tuesday January 29, 2019 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  She was born May 25, 1924, in Rossville, IL, the daughter of Harrison and Myrtle (Rainwater) Hunley.  She married Myron Harris on June 2, 1941 in Missouri.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Susan Hunt of Dalton, GA; one son, Scott Harris of Hoopeston, IL; one granddaughter, Leigh Hunt; one grandson, Eric Hunt; two nieces, Marjorie Bunting of Lafayette, IN and Karen Cope of Savannah, GA; and one nephew, Jim Kirk of Bloomington, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Betty (Bill) Jackson and Eloise (Pearl) Poynter; two brothers, Howard and Jim Hunley and their spouses; one son-in-law; and one niece, Patsy Demlow.

Lois was a homemaker.  She enjoyed playing in a canasta club with her sister for many years and writing and receiving cards.  She also loved to cook and feed anyone that showed up at her door.   

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a visitation will be held 12:00 P.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday February 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Kimberly S. Velliquette, 51, of Armstrong

Kimberly Sue Velliquette, 51, of Armstrong, passed away at 9:05 a.m. January 29, 2019, at her home.

Kimmy Sue was born on November 14, 1967, in Danville, the daughter of Harold and Nancy (Boten) Hines.  She married Brad Velliquette on December 5, 2009, at the Number 10 Church of Christ.  He survives.

She is also survived by her father- Harold Hines of Armstrong; two daughters- Kelsey (Jeremy) Jones of Gifford and Kourtney (Trent) Fermanich of Rockford; one son- Kody Newell of Armstrong; one grandson- Jordan Jones; one sister- Angie Lance of Potomac; two nieces- Brianna and Brittany Lance of Potomac; father-in-law- Bob Velliquette of Armstrong; and Aunt- Eunice Mumm of Sidney.

She was preceded in death by her mother- Nancy Hines and mother-in-law- Peggy Velliquette.

Kim graduated from Armstrong High School, in 1985 and she later attended DACC, where she graduated with her Associates Degree.  Kim worked as the Branch Manager at Longview Bank, in Royal.  She also worked as a floral designer at County Market, in Urbana.  She was a member of the Number 10 Church of Christ, PTK Honors Society and Illinois Certified Professional Florist.  She enjoyed working in the field with her dad, watching Hallmark movies, floral arranging, sewing, traveling, doing jigsaw puzzles and rocking her grandson while they watched tractor videos.  Kimmy Sue loved snow and Christmas was her favorite time of year.  She also enjoyed collecting Longaberger Baskets and finding VarageSale deals. She loved to watch the Chicago Cubs.

A Celebration of Kimberly Sue Velliquette’s Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 4, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, with Pastor Ted Rohde officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the service in Embury Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, 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 Kim’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

0
comments


Maurice "Dale" Smith, 75, of Rossville

 

Maurice “Dale” Smith, 75, of Rossville, passed away at 12:35 p.m. January 29, 2019, at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.

Dale was born on January 15, 1944, in Rockport, Indiana, the son of Wilfred and Imogene (Huffman) Smith. He is survived by his wife, Janet Sue (France) Smith.  Dale and Janet were married on October 29, 1966, in Booneville, Indiana.  After 52 years, they were able plant permanent roots in Rossville, Illinois, raise two children, celebrate grandchildren, and retire together to enjoy their home, community, and church family at First Presbyterian in Hoopeston.

He is survived by two sons- Matthew Dale (Brenda) Smith of Georgetown, Illinois and Marshall Dean (Katie) Smith of Yorba Linda, California; five grandchildren- Hannah, Riley, Landyn, Nolan and Addaley; one brother- Dennis (Denise) Smith of Florida; two sisters- Sandra (Bob) Hoehn of Indiana and Twyla (Earl) Gimlich of Georgia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dale graduated from Mount Vernon High School, in Mount Vernon, Indiana, he later was awarded a scholarship playing baseball for the Clemson Tigers in South Carolina, and graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor’s of Arts and Science Degree.  Upon graduation, Dale enrolled in to the United Theological Seminary receiving a Master in Divinity. Dale served as a minister for the United Methodist Church in Southern Indiana until retirement.   He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hoopeston serving as an Elder and Deacon. He also served as Commissioner to the Presbytery.   Dale enjoyed spending time with his family, serving others in need, traveling, reading, listening to music, and being active in nature conservancy. 

According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  There will be a memorial service held at a later date.  Memorials may be made in Dale’s name to the First Presbyterian Church.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Dale’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

0
comments


Judith A. King, 74, of Hoopeston

Judith Ann King, 74, of Hoopeston, passed away at 6:14 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Judith was born on June 18, 1944, in Hoopeston, the daughter of James and Ada (Dobkins) Gooden.  She married Ronald Francis King on May 2, 1964, in Hope, Illinois.  He preceded her in death on August 3, 2006.

She is survived by one daughter- Debra King of Hoopeston; three sons- Dwayne King of Hoopeston, Ronald (Dallas) King of Bloomington and David King of Hoopeston; seven grandchildren- Breyan (Kayla) Peterson, Caden Peterson, Abrianna Peterson, Teagan King, Kinzlee King, Laiken King and Kian King; three great-grandchildren- Gabriel, Isaiah and Noah; one brother- James Gooden Jr. of Hoopeston; two sisters- Peggy Vailes of Inverness, Florida and Phyllis (Vern) Williams of Rossville; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son- Jason King, two sisters- Patricia Dooley and Pauline Kolman and special great-nephew- A.J Rhodes.

Judith enjoyed listening to Elvis, watching TV, especially QVC and spending time with her family, friends and pets.

A Celebration of Judith King’s Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 2, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating.  She will be laid to rest following the services in Floral Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made in Judith’s name to H.A.R.T.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Judith’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

0
comments


Pauline A. Klein, 89, of Hoopeston

 

 

Pauline A. Klein, 89, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:25 A.M. Friday January 25, 2019 at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville, IL.  She was born February 1, 1929, in Rossville, IL, the daughter of Ruel and Hazel (Stump) Abbott.  She married Werner Klein on October 10, 1959, at the Travis Air Force Base Chapel in San Francisco, CA.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by two daughters, Heidi Crouch of Hoopeston, IL and Annalisa Klein – Bassett and Jeff Bassett of Charleston, SC; one sister-in-law, Fran Abbott; one granddaughter, Samantha (Matt) Haertjens; one grandson, Nathan Crouch; and many nieces and nephews who she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Hester Abbott; and eight brothers, Harold (Grace) Abbott, Howard (Grace) Abbott, Herschel (Martha) Abbott, Harlan Abbott, Homer Abbott, Hollis (Beverly) Abbott, Dick (Shirley) Abbott, and Jack Abbott.

Pauline was a graduate of East Lynn High School and later became a homemaker.  She was a member of the Rossville Church of Christ, the Eastern Star, and the Red Hat Society.  She enjoyed crocheting, painting, quilting, and sewing.  Pauline also enjoyed crafting, reading, and most of all she loved to dance.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Wednesday January 30, 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. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Kevin Purdy officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rossville Church of Christ 514 E. Attica St. Rossville, IL 60963.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Richard J. Simpson, 75 of Collison

Richard J. Simpson passed away on January 16, 2019 at 9:22 am at Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Care Facility in Urbana, Illinois.

 

He was born on June 13, 1943 to Frank and Dorothy (Frey) Simpson in Delta, Colorado.  He married Ramona (Henne) Simpson on September 11, 1966 in Littleton, Colorado. 

 

As a child Richard grew up all across the United States, including Hawaii, while his Father was a Construction Superintendent.   After high school he also did underground construction in Idaho, Nevada, and Wyoming.  After moving to Illinois in 1969 he worked for  Holmes Brothers, in Danville, IL as an apprentice machinist.  He later worked at Coeval, Inc. and worked his way up from a warehouse worker to Plant Supervisor.  He worked there for 27 ½ years.  He later worked as an over-the-road truck driver.  He loved being able to drive and see the country.  Richard enlisted in the US Army on March16, 1964.  He served in Germany and Vietnam.  He reached the rank of E5 and was honorably discharged on July 22, 1969, in Ft. Lewis, WA.

 

Richard’s hobbies included reading woodworking magazines, making wooden pens and pencils and small toys.  He enjoyed telling stories of growing up with his siblings traveling, One of his favorite stories was of he and his brother floating their father’s VW Bug across the Colorado River.  When a friend asked his father if he knew if the car would float, as advertised the boys said yes since they had done it.  He loved his family and grandchildren. 

 

Although he lived in a variety of cities across the United States he made his home, with his beloved wife, Ramona, of 52 years in Collison, IL along with their children Richard J, Jr (Dona Martin), Rossville; James (Melody Serrano) Riverview, FL; Gregory, Collison; and Kathy (Kyle) Lyons, Homer.  Grandchildren; Ian, Heather, Meghan and Anthony (AJ) Simpson; Ethan, Isaac and Adam Lyons.  He has a sister, Sandra (Kenneth) Morain of Grain Valley, MO and a brother Allen (Frances) Simpson of Gotebo, OK and several nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Shirley (John) Wright. 

 

A Celebration of Richard Simpson’s Life will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at Collison United Methodist Church, with Pastor Sally Swaim officiating.  He will be laid to rest following the service in Collison Cemetery, with full military honors.  Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research.  Special Thanks to the staff of Amber Glen Alzheimer’s Care, Urbana, IL.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Richard’s life.   Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

0
comments


George Edward Houmes, 96

George Edward Houmes, 96, passed away on Sunday January 13, 2019.  He was born August 12, 1922 to Date A. and Mary (Tilton) Houmes at the family farm in Hoopeston, IL.  He attended elementary school at Victor school located in Prairie Green Township.  He graduated from John Greer High School in 1940.  George married Edith Jaynes, a class mate, on August 6, 1940.  They lived on and were involved in the operation of the family farm until retirement in 1984.  In 1945 and until 1982 he was active in various positions in the plant food industry.  In 1945, he owned and operated Hoopeston Fertilizer Co., later selling to the Stipp family.  From that time until retirement he held management positions with major plant food companies.  George was very civic minded and felt it was important to be involved in local affairs.  He served on the Wellington School Board, the Iroquois County Board and the Hoopeston Community Hospital Board.  During his retirement years, in Texas, he served as Treasurer of the Lagarto Volunteer Fire Department and as president of the Carmel Hills Property Owners Association.  He was a member of the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 for over fifty years, a member of the Valley of Danville Scottish Rite for over fifty years and a proud member of Alamin Shrine in Corpus Christi, TX, until his death.  He was a member of the Arlington Heights Church of Christ in Corpus Christi, TX.  George owned and enjoyed several Harley Davidson motorcycles.  His pride and joy was a 1998 heavily chromed parade bike that he rode in Shrine parades.  On October 4, 2008, he joined in marriage to Barbara Y. Young.  They enjoyed traveling and spending time together at their home on Lake Corpus Christi. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith, of over 67 years; his parents; one son, Dan V. Houmes; three sisters; one brother; one great-granddaughter; two step-daughters; and one step-granddaughter.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; one daughter, Gayle Karen Rush; one son, Date A. “Chip” (Cindy) Houmes; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Houmes; thirteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-granddaughters; one step-grandson; two step-great-grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday January 17, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A masonic service will follow at 7:00 P.M.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 18, 2019 at the funeral home, with Rev. Dustin Wells officiating.  Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Green Church of Christ 278 N 2800 EAST Rd, Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Hoopeston Masonic Star Lodge #709 208 W Orange St, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Julie Ann Yi, 60, of Rantoul

Julie Ann Yi, 60, of Rantoul, passed away at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton Senior Living.

Julie was born on February 11, 1958, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the daughter of Ora and Donna (Fields) Fletcher Sr. 

She is survived by her partner- Mary Diana Howard of Rantoul; grandchild- Nia Yi; three brothers; four sisters; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son- Jesse Yi and step-mother- Ruth Fletcher.

Julie served in the Unites States Air Force.  She was a member of the Rantoul Church of the Nazarene.  She enjoyed fishing, camping, making jewelry, reading the bible and she loved her cats.

According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Julie’s life.  Memorials may be made to Mary Howard to help assist with the funeral arrangements.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

0
comments


Howard Sheffield, 89, of Lincoln, IL

Howard E. “Pee Wee” Sheffield, 89, of Lincoln, IL, passed away at 10:51 A.M. Monday January 7, 2019 at The Christian Village in Lincoln, IL.  He was born April 24, 1929 in Hoopeston, IL, the son of Herbert E. and Ida F. (Bell) Sheffield. 

He is survived by 9 nieces and nephews, Mary (Charles) Vandevender of Dana, IN, Doris Butt of Granite City, IL, Elaine Ramsey of Estancia, NM, Nancy Anderson of Milford, IL, Stephen (Linda) Ingold of Goodland, IN, Herbert Ingold of Chatsworth, IL, Margaret (Dwayne) Knollenberg of Lincoln, IL, Richard Ingold of Gibson City, IL, and John (Michelle) Ingold of Rankin, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 5 sisters; 4 brothers; 2 nieces; 2 nephews; 1 great-niece; 3 great-nephews; and one great-great-niece.

Howard worked for Douglas Aircraft in California for ten years.  He later worked at Plibrico in Chicago as an accountant until his retirement in 1991.  He was an avid amateur photographer and was a member of the Photographic Society of America, the Greenbriar Camera Club of Chicago and the Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association. 

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Monday January 14, 2019 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. Monday at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Crystal Joan "Cookie" Nelson, 61, of Kankakee

Crystal Joan “Cookie” Nelson, 61, of Kankakee, IL, passed away at 5:25 P.M. Thursday January 3, 2019 in Kankakee, IL.  She was born May 22, 1957, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Lucy Floyd Cross.

She is survived by her mother; two sisters, Patricia Pickett of Hoopeston, IL and Pamela Lindsey of Hoopeston, IL; three brothers, John (Paula) Cross of Scottsdale, AZ, Stanley Eugene Cross of Hoopeston, IL, and Michael Cross of Hoopeston, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Jeff and Dora Floyd and one sister, Marcia Bradshaw.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday January 9, 2019 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. Tom Cici officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Zelda B. Page, 84, of Hoopeston

Zelda B. Page, 84, of Hoopeston, IL., passed away at 5:48 A.M. Thursday, January, 3, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born August 20, 1934, the daughter of Clyde and Rosalie (Bills) Ross.  She married Truman Page on October 14, 1985.  He survives in Hoopeston.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Diana (Darrell) Wallace of Perrysville, IN.; one son, Max Boswell of Hoopeston, IL.; two step sons, Curtis (Marilee) Page of Hoopeston and Craige (June) Page of Hoopeston, IL.; two sisters, Marlene (John) Porst of Mecca, IN. and Brenda (Lester) Sims of Mecca, IN.; nineteen grandchildren, twenty great – grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

She is preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Don Ross, and one grandson, Chris Page.

 

Zelda was a medical records technician in Hoopeston for eighteen years and in Watseka for four years.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for thirty- five years and attended the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston.  Zelda played the piano, enjoyed college basketball and was an avid Illinois fan.

 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday, January 7, 2019 at the Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will follow the visitation at 1:00 P.M. at the funeral home with Rev. Tom Cici officiating.  Burial will follow the service at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville, IL.

 

Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ 502 E. Main St.  Hoopeston, IL. 60942.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Jesse David Hatchett, of Rossville IL, 29

Jesse David Hatchett, of Rossville IL, loving father and son, found his peace at the age of 29. His story began in Ely, NV on November 29, 1989.   A blue eyed, tow head baby boy was born to James and Mary Bainbridge Hatchett.

     Jesse was very inquisitive as a child. Always taking his toys apart to see how they worked. Sometimes he got them put back together, sometimes he didn’t. It didn’t matter, they had served their purpose.

     Jesse attended Rossville-Alvin and Bismarck-Henning schools.  In his early teens he played baseball and ran track. While in junior high, Jesse put Rossville on the map by breaking records and taking Rossville-Alvin to state. You can bet when there was mischief to be had him and his cousins were right in the middle of it.

     Jesse was an exceptionally creative artist. Any empty space where ink or paint could go was soon filled with intense imagination and brilliance. Jesse also liked to go fishing with his mother and enjoyed the outdoors. He liked collecting rocks and would spend hours searching for them.

     Jesse had his trials, as we all do, but through it all his heart was always kind. He went out of his way to make people laugh.  He had an infectious giggle that one couldn’t help but laugh right along with. Jesse loved his children with all his heart. Greyson would always tell him “Daddy, you are my superhero.”

     Jesse is preceded in death by his grandparents Bill and Sally Bainbridge of Rossville, IL and his cousin Christopher Morin of Alvin, IL.

     Jesse is survived by his mother, Mary Bainbridge Hatchett, of Rossville, IL. His father James Hatchett of Knoxville,  TN, a daughter, Isabella,  a son, Greyson, a brother Jory Young, and his grandparents Jim and Angela Hatchett of Snead,  AL. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

     Jesse’s presence will be deeply missed but his memory and the way he loved his family will forever be with us.

    A Celebration of Jesse’s Life will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 7, 2019, at the Morning Star Church, in Rossville.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Jesse’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

0
comments


Jean Ann Abernathy, 94, of rural Fithian

Jean Ann Abernathy, 94, of rural Fithian, passed away at 6:10 a.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018, at Colonial Manor Nursing Home, in Danville.

Jean was born on August 21, 1924, in Paxton, Illinois, the daughter of Louis A. and June (Wilson) Knerr. 

She is survived by five children- Judy (Bob) Smith of Danville, Donna (Bob) Lamb of Ada, Ohio, Gary (Irene) Abernathy of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Kathy (Mark) James of Austin, Texas and Debbie (Sam) Sands of Chapel Hill, Tennessee; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; two sisters- Vonna Boughton of Watseka, Illinois and Carol Wooldridge of Kankakee, Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, spouse-James Abernathy. four sisters- Lois Vanduyn, Faye Clark, Maxine Schmidt and Verna Howe, three brothers- Elmer Knerr, Calvin Knerr and Don Knerr, one infant brother, one grandchild- Jacob and two great-grandchildren- Alexandra and Payne.

Jean started working at Collegiate Cap and Gown, in Champaign, as a seamstress in 1969.  She worked there for over 20 years until her retirement.  She also worked for several years at Garst Seed Company, as seasonal help.  She enjoyed gardening, sewing, reading, traveling and being a mother and grandmother.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2019, at the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac.  According to her wishes cremation rites will be accorded following the visitation and a private family burial will take place at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Illinois State Library Talking Book and Braille Service, 300 South 2nd Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Mrs. Abernathy’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

0
comments


Dale Wesley Glenn 79

Dale Wesley Glenn went to the Lord on December 23, 2018 to join his wife, Joyce of 56 years.

Dale was born on August 28, 1939, in Hoopeston, IL, to Herbert E. and Verna (Cox) Glenn.  He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Joyce; and brothers, John, Ralph, and Robert.  Dale is survived by his wife, Marty; sister, Rozanna (Ray) Estep of Danville, IL; one son, Bobby (Sandy) Glenn of Monticello, IN; and many nieces and nephews.

He attended Hoopeston Public Schools, graduating in 1957.  Dale received his Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Eastern Illinois University in 1962.  The University of Illinois was his next step in his education, where in 1967 he received a Master’s Degree in Education Psychology.  In 1973, he received a Master’s Degree in Special Education from Northern Illinois University.  And in 1980, received a Master’s Degree in Administration from Illinois State University.

After graduating from college in 1962, he coached basketball at Tinley Park, Potomac, and Oakwood before becoming Head Basketball coach at Joliet Central, where his teams won over 300 games, and in 1970 the “Steelmen” played for the State Championship.

While at Joliet, Dale was Director of Special Education for Joliet High School District 204, where he pioneered Joliet into the forefront of High School Special Education in the 1970’s, including founding one of the first high school Alternative School programs for “Behaviorally Disturbed” students that nearly every high school district in the country has today.

After retiring from coaching in 1981, Dale joined the Will County Sheriff’s department as a youth and gang counselor, eventually retiring in 1997 as a training Sgt for the Will County Aux.

An avid tennis player, hunter, and fisherman in his younger days, his hobby became golf after retiring, and he and Joyce enjoyed almost every day at the Fruitland Golf Course with their friends.  Dale had 5 “Hole in One” in his career and often shot his age into his 70’s.

Dale’s book of poetry, “The Journey” reflects his love for God, parents, spouse, family, and friends.

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 PM Thursday January 3, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday January 4, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Rev. David Bowen officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hoopeston Church of God 1004 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 or the Crescent City (FL) Christian Center. 

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL, is handling the arrangements.

0
comments


Get Our App
On Air Now
Westwood One Country
4:16pm - 11:59pm
Westwood One Country

Listen on Alexa

Facebook
Weather
MRN
Visitor Polls
Do you like the new website?
Add a Comment
(Fields are Optional)

Your email address is never published.