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Obituaries

Sharon Kay Moore, 78, of Hoopeston

Sharon Kay Moore, 78, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 10:15 A.M. Friday November 20, 2020 at her home.  She was born July 17, 1942, in Watseka, IL, the daughter of Deke Redman and Shirley (Martin) Henke and was also raised by her step-father, “Pud” Henke.  She married Butch Moore on March 28, 1975 in Danville, IL.  He survives in Hoopeston. 

She is also survived by three daughters, Angela Burke of Cissna Park, IL, Kelly (Roy) Jenkins of Gilman, IL, and Christy Burke (Jerry Rhodes) of Danville, IL; two sons, Timothy “Tim” Burke of Hoopeston, IL and David (Kellie) Wallace of Terre Haute, IN; one sister, Patsy Simpson of Hoopeston, IL; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Jamie Moore; one sister, Georgia Rutledge; two brothers-in-law, Joe Rutledge and Bill Simpson; and one great-granddaughter, Kyla Kinney. 

Sharon worked in sales owning her own drapery business.  She was a member of the Community Nazarene Church in Hoopeston.  She loved spending time with her family, grandchildren, and her puppies. 

A private graveside service will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery. 

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Norman L. Doud, 88, of Milford

Norman L. Doud, 88, of Milford, passed away at 4:15 a.m. est., Sunday, November 22, 2020, at Westpark of Indianapolis.

 

Mr. Doud was born on February 14, 1932, in Milford, the son of LeRoy and Mary Frances (Ashby) Doud. He married Mary Lou Stanley on February 21, 1953, in Vincennes, Indiana. She preceded him in death.

 

He is survived by his children-Tonya (Mark) Merritt, Shelly Gray and Lori (Joel) Luca. He was blessed with many wonderful grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son- Jon Kelly Doud,

 

Norman graduated from Milford High School. A US Marine veteran, who received a Purple Heart, in the Korean Conflict. He worked for several years as a heavy equipment operator and in construction. He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Milford and a lifetime member of the VFW, in Watseka.

 

According to his wish’s cremation rites will be accorded and his ashes will be laid to rest by his wife. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring Mr. Doud’s life.

 

Condolences may be sent to the family on Norman’s everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Mildred Langdoc, 99, of Hoopeston

Mildred Langdoc, 99, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:48 P.M. Tuesday November 17, 2020 at her home.  She was born June 10, 1921 in Wren, OH, the daughter of Horace and Harriett (Dull) Hudspeth.  She married Robert E. Langdoc on August 20, 1944 in Danville, IL.  He preceded her in death. 

She is survived by one daughter, LaVeda Sutton of Pensacola, FL; two sons, Gary R. Langdoc of Hoopeston, IL and Gaylen Kent (Billie Sue) Langdoc of Bloomingdale, IN; 5 grandchildren, Robert Langdoc, Michele Lohmeyer, Rachele (Matt) Parsons, Kelly Langdoc, and Bryan (Maureen) Langdoc; 10 great-grandchildren, Hannah Trombley, Matthew and Maya Parsons, Rosa (Jack) Hill, Sara, Eugenio, Clare, Basil, William, and Ignatius Langdoc; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, Mildred was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, LaRee Lohmeyer; three sisters, Martha Jones, Marcile Chesnut, and Georgianna Wilds; and one brother, Calvin Hudspeth. 

During Mildred’s grade school years, she won the state penmanship award for the state of Oklahama in which she was always very proud of.  She was a homemaker most of her life, caring for her family.  She later worked in the office at Vermilion Iron and then at City National Bank before her retirement.  She was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church, where she also belonged to the United Methodist Women.  Mildred was a former member of the Hoopeston American Legion Auxiliary and the Hoopeston Hospital Auxiliary.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, going out for coffee, playing games, and sewing.   

Per her wishes, she will be cremated, and a private graveside service will be held.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

 

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James E. Styck Sr. 88, of Watseka

James E. Styck Sr. 88, of Watseka passed away Tuesda, November 10, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. 

 

A visitation is set for Tuesday, November 24th, 2020 from 10am-12pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka with a funeral service to follow at 12pm. 

 

Burial will be at the Prairie Dell Cemetery in Iroquois, IL.

 

The Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is handling arrangements. 

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Robert Earl "Bob" McCullough, 90, of Watseka

WATSEKA, Ill. – Longtime Iroquois County farmer Robert Earl (Bob) McCullough, 90, of Watseka, died peacefully Sunday, November 22, 2020 at his home.

 

He was born March 15, 1930 in Essex, Ill., to Thomas James (TJ) and Myra Mary Latz McCullough. He married his high school sweetheart Shirley Bratcher on Dec. 10, 1950, celebrating nearly 70 years of marriage. The couple had six children.

 

The family lived in rural Sheldon and Iroquois before returning to his childhood home in Watseka. He was a grain and livestock farmer and sold Cargill Seed. He enjoyed bowling, camping, and taking family vacations with children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Love of family was at the top of his list. His family became an important part of the McCullough-Latz Family Reunion each June in Watseka and the McCullough Family Christmas dinner. His annual Labor Day weekend at “the campground” on his Old Texas farm near the Iroquois River was always well-attended by family and friends. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Iroquois and the First Presbyterian Church of Watseka.

 

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Mae Bratcher McCullough of Watseka; one son, Daniel Robin (Ellen) McCullough of Watseka; three daughters, Janet Lin Anderson of Sheldon, Judy Mae Bingman of Champaign, and Patti Jo Jenkins (Robert Taylor) of Salem; five grandchildren, Amy (Dennis) Hofbauer of Mahomet, Bobbi (Chance Clatterbuck) McCullough of Milford; Sarah (Ron Vlach) Johnson of Urbana; Jenny Mae Howard of Carmi; and Wil Robert Bingman of Urbana; 10 great grandchildren, Carrie Riston, Brianna Hamm, Deanna Auxier, Hannah and Arthur Hofbauer, Kayla, Allison, and Jacqueline McCullough, and Alexis and Gage Vogel; two sisters Barbara Walter of Mishawaka, Ind., and Doris (John) Ash of Lebanon, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews, including Alan Bratcher of Watseka and Eric Bratcher of Heyworth, Calif. He is also remembered by several nieces and nephews and family friends.

 

He was preceded in death by one infant son, John Robert McCullough; one daughter, Brenda Joyce Haven; one grandson, Christopher Daniel McCullough; one brother-in-law raised with the family, Artie Bratcher; one son-in-law, Dr. Keith Jenkins; six brothers and their wives, Virgil (Zelma) McCullough, Lawrence (Hattie) McCullough, Samuel (Hazel) McCullough, Levi (Verla) McCullough, Thomas (Norma) McCullough, and toddler Thomas James McCullough; five sisters and their husbands, Arvilla (Buck) Foltz, Velma (Eddie) Larson, Mary (Ray) Sturm, Delorous (Joe) Guard, and infant Dorothy McCullough; and one additional brother-in-law, Charles Walter.

Private family services will be held Tuesday. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka, Illinois.

 

Memorials may be made to the Mt. Hope Cemetery Care Fund, Cabery, Illinois.

 

Arrangements by Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

 

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Rodger Lee Masden, 82, of Hoopeston, IL

Rodger Lee Masden, 82, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 7:36 A.M. Saturday November 21, 2020 at Paxton Senior Living in Paxton, IL.  He was born February 6, 1938, in Muhlenburg County, KY, the son of Howard Masden and Irene (Vincent) Hughes and was raised by his step-father, Austin Hughes.  He married Shelby (James) Hinkle on December 29, 1982.  She survives in Hoopeston. 

He is also survived by three daughters, Teri (Jesse) Hardin of Rensselaer, IN, JoHannah (Dan) Gash of Wellington, IL, and Nita (Ronnie) Trueblood of Terre Haute, IN; one son, Mark (Valerie) Hinkle of Wellington, IL; five sisters, Andrea James Lewis of Hamilton, AL, Renda McDonald of Gilman, IL, VaRetta James of Gary, IN, Anna Austeen (Waylen) James of Wheatfield, IN, and Vinell (Efrain) Miranda of Muncie, IN; five grandchildren, Cody (Karina) Hinkle, Lauren (Conor) McIlrath, Nicolle (Tim) Vincent, Jarad Mohon, and Beau Masden; five great-grandchildren, Madison (Enrique) Aranda, Morgan, Nathaniel, Colby, and Alijah Gash; and one great-great-granddaughter, Haven Grace Aranda. 

He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father; his father; sister, Dixie Lewis; and brothers, J.W. Hughes, Murrell Hughes, and Tony (Earline) Masden. 

Rodger drove a truck for Eaglebrook for over forty years before his retirement.  He was a member of New Beginnings Church of Hoopeston.  He was the lead singer and rhythm guitar player for Southern Grace gospel band.  Rodger enjoyed gardening and caring for his yard. 

A private family visitation and funeral service will be held at New Beginnings of Hoopeston.  Following the service, he will be cremated. 

Memorials may be made to Rodger’s family. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Vader Clements, 95, of Washington, IL, formerly of Hoopeston

Vader L. Clements, 95, of Springfield, IL, passed away at 12:40 A.M. Wednesday November 18, 2020 at Washington Senior Living in Washington, IL.  He was born April 15, 1925 in Springfield, IL, the son of John and Barbara (Adair) Clements.  He married LeMoyn M. Foxworthy on October 8, 1946 at the First Presbyterian Church of Hoopeston.  She preceded him in death on June 15, 1996. 

He is survived by one daughter, Sharon Maurer of Peoria, IL; two grandchildren, Tammy (Derek) Anderson and James (Allison) Maurer; and five great-grandchildren, Ethan, Simon, and Haven Ammerman and Emmett and Miles Maurer. 

In addition to his wife, LeMoyn, Vader was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; three brothers; one infant brother; and son-in-law, Richard Maurer. 

Vader was employed at American National Can in Hoopeston for 38 years, working in several different departments until his retirement in 1982.  He became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hoopeston in 1959 and had previously served as Deacon, Elder, Clerk of Session, and other capacities.  He and his wife, LeMoyn, were faithful Christian people in Christ and the church.  In 1962 he became a member of the Star Lodge #709 A.F. & A.M. Illinois Masons.  He served as a past Master of the lodge and also a member of the Danville Consistory Class of Challenge in spring of 1968, a 32 degree mason.  Vader’s hobbies included carpentry (woodwork), flowers, shrubbery, trees, and gardening most of his life.  He also enjoyed reading his Bible and believed in the teachings of the wisdom of God.   

A graveside service will be held at 12:00 pm on Monday, November 23, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with Rev. Wade Meranda officiating. 

Memorials in Vader’s memory may be made to the Hoopeston Presbyterian Church 915 E. Orange St. Hoopeston, IL 60942. 

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Duane Brooke Cultra, 95, of Onarga

Duane Brooke Cultra, 95, of Onarga passed away on Monday, November 6th, 2020 at his home.

 

A graveside service will be held at 2:00p.m. on Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at the Onarga Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion in Onarga. 

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga is handling the service. 

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Edward F. Galloway, 83, of Watseka

Edward F. Galloway, 83, of Watseka passed away on Friday, November 13th at Watseka Rehab and Healthcare.

 

A graveside service is set for Thursday, November 19th 2020 at 1:00p.m. at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is handling arrangements. 

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Fredna Ray Glover, 80, of Milford, IL

Fredna Ray Glover, 80, of Milford passed away on Friday, November 13th, 2020 at her home in Milford. 

 

A private graveside service will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford at a later date. 

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Milford in handling arrangements. 

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Virginia Meyer, 99, of Urbana formerly of Onarga, IL

Viriginia Meyer, 99, of Urbana, formerly of Onarga, IL passed away on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 at Bookdale Urbana.

 

A Memorial service will be held at a later date with burial at the Onarga Cemetery. 

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga will be conducting the services. 

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Daymon Lile, 86, of Hoopeston, formerly of Munfordville, KY

Daymon Lile, 86, of Hoopeston, formerly of Munfordville, KY.

 

Daymon passed away on Wed. Nov. 11th, 2020 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Champaign.

 

Arrangements are pending with Winn Funeral Home in Horse Cave, KY. 

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Joan D. Rudin, 71, of Cissna Park, IL

Joan D. Rudin, 71, of Cissna Park passed away on Nov. 13th, 2020 at the Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. 

 

A drive-thru visitation is set for Monday, Nov. 16th, 2020 from 3-5:30p.m. at the Apostolic Christian Church in Cissna Park. 

 

A private funeral service will held with the burial at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery. 

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park will be conducting the services. 

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George Hazen Patterson, III,62, of Hoopeston, IL

George Hazen Patterson, III,62, of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 10:28 A.M. on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at his home.  He was born October 13, 1958, in Danville, IL, the son of George and Suzanne (Davis) Patterson, II.

 

He is survived by two daughters, Brandy (Trent) Kaeb of Cissna Park, IL and Hannah Patterson (fiancé Joaquin A. Granados) of Hoopeston, IL, and their mother, Pamela Neathery Patterson.  He is also survived by three sisters, Ann Wise of Hoopeston, IL, Sue Ellen (Mark) Hinkle of Bismarck, IL and Carolyn (Scott) Wallace of Mackinaw, IL; one brother, Bill (Debbie) Patterson of Bettendorf, IA; four grandchildren, Colton, Leni, and Brody Kaeb of Cissna Park, IL and Horatio Granados, of Hoopeston, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Sam Wise.

George was a lifelong farmer.  He enjoyed hunting with his prized dogs, fishing in Ely, MN, playing poker, and hanging out with his friends.  Most of all, George loved spending time with his grandkids.

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  We kindly ask that face covering be worn and social distancing is maintained.  Burial will be held at a later date.

 

In George’s memory, memorials may be made to Carle Hospice. You may also make a memorial to the donor of your choice.

 

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

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Mary Jane Zumwalt, 92 of Sheldon

Mary Jane Zumwalt, 92, of Sheldon passed away on Wednesday, Nov, 11th, 2020 at Sheldon Healthcare. 

 

A private graveside service at the Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon. 

 

The Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of the service. 

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Donna Dae Morts, 73, of Milford

Donna Dae Morts, 73, of Milford, passed away at 7:50 p.m. Monday, November 9, 2020, at Riverside Medical Center, in Kankakee.

 

Donna was born on May 15, 1947, in Watseka, the daughter of Donald and Eunice (Day) Eighner. She married Stephen Morts on July 7, 1968, in Watseka. He survives.

 

She is also survived by one son- Scott Morts of Milford; three grandchildren- Ethan, Emma and Evelyn Morts all of Milford; two brothers- Richard (Barb) Eighner of Watseka and David Eighner of Okeechobee, FL; one sister- Carolyn (Ron) Schomhe of Okeechobee, FL; mother-in-law-Marie Morts of Hoopeston; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents.

 

Donna graduated from Sheldon High School, in 1965. After high school, she attended Weaver Airline School, in Kansas City, MO. She worked in airline reservations, in New York City, after airline school. Donna enjoyed crafting, gardening, flowers, taking care of her cats and spending time with her grandchildren.

 

Due to current Covid-19 health concerns, private family services will he held. She will be laid to rest in Sugar Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Milford Swimming Pool or Milford Ambulance Service.

 

The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Donna’s life.

 

Condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:

 

www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com

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Tamera Sue "Tami" Crawford, 58, of Hoopeston

Tamera Sue “Tami” Crawford, 58, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 11:58 P.M. Sunday November 8, 2020 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, IL.  She was born December 13, 1961, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Jack and Ruth (Ingram) Neathery.  She married Marvin Crawford on December 23, 1989 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death in 2008. 

 

She is survived by her mother, Ruth Neathery of Hoopeston, IL; three daughters, Erin Crawford-Warns (Steve Warns) of Odgen, IL, Maggie Crawford (Jared Moran) Champaign, IL, and Molly Crawford (Zach Nuss) of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Marvin Crawford of Hoopeston, IL; three sisters, Jill Zollar-Bell (Brian Bell) of Naples, FL, Ava Johnson of Wellington, IL, and twin sister, Pamela Neathery-Patterson (George Patterson) of Hoopeston, IL; four grandchildren, Gracelyn Warns, Shelby Warns, Miley Crawford, and Marvin Jack Crawford; and many nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her father, Jack Neathery; brother, Robin Neathery; and brother-in-law, Tony Johnson. 

 

Tami worked as a medical secretary and was also a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston, where she also helped with Bible school.  Her hobbies included making crafts, doing word searches, and attending concerts.  Tami enjoyed praying for others and updating family and friends about the weather but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. 

 

Cremation rites will be accorded.  A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Tuesday November 17, 2020 at the First Christian Church 502 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A private memorial service will be held with burial at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. We kindly ask that face coverings be worn, and social distancing is maintained by those who attend the visitation and/or service. 

 

Memorials may be made to the family of Tami Crawford. 

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Jessica Lynn "Jess" Thorn, 43, of Hoopeston

Jessica Lynn “Jess” Thorn, 43, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 2:04 P.M. Friday November 6, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born April 29, 1977 in Danville, IL, the daughter of Bruce Mitchell Schwartz and Mary (Cox) Jennings.  She married Michael James Thorn on December 5, 2005 in Danville, IL.  He survives in Hoopeston. 

She is also survived by her mother, Mary Jennings of Hoopeston, IL; step-father, Kevin Vogel; one daughter, Lydia Jean Thorn on Hoopeston, IL; four sons, Robert Dowin Wood Jr., Harley James Thorn, Chi Michael Pierce, and Ronald James Thorn all of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Alisa Michelle (Paul) Sudlow of Bloomington, IL; two brothers, Joshua David Schwartz of Westville, IL and Aaron Michael (Andrea) Vogel of Fairmount, IL;  and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; father, Bruce Schwartz; aunt, Teresa Pierce; and cousin, Andrew Ryan Coon. 

Jessica worked as an LPN at Asta Care in Paxton.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, listening to music, and attending concerts.  She loved taking care of her patients and especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Thursday November 12, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A private family funeral service will be held with burial following at Flora

l Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  We kindly ask that face coverings be worn, and social distancing is maintained by those who attend the visitation and/or service.  

Memorials may be made to Jessica’s son, Ronnie Thorn. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Wayne Eldon Carter, 79, of Hoopeston

Wayne Eldon Carter, 79, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 6:45 P.M. Sunday November 8, 2020 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center in Hoopeston.  He was born September 20, 1941, in Danville, IL, the son of Harold Carter and Pauline Ozella Kinser.  He married Janet Sue Crawford on May 22, 1966 at the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Hoopeston.  She preceded him in death.   

He is survived by one daughter, Cassy Carter of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Wayne Allen (Emily) Carter; one sister, Diana (Tom) Fortier of Hoopeston, IL; one brother-in-law, Jerry Miller of Hoopeston, IL; four grandchildren, Gabby Carter, Cayley Martin, Carter Martin, and Zach Carter; and four nieces and nephews, Tammy (John) Dixon, Debbie (Rudy) Bauer, Jerry Wayne Miller, and Shannon (Curtis) Tidwell. 

In addition to his wife, Wayne was preceded in death by his mother, Ozella Taflinger; father, Harold Carter; stepfather, Harold Taflinger; sister, Connie Carter; and two sisters-in-law, Shirley Jean Miller and Carol Knecht. 

Wayne worked at American National Can which later became Silgan until his retirement.  He served in the United States Navy.  In his earlier years, Wayne served as a baseball coach for little league and pony league teams and was always there for his own children’s activities.  He was very talented and could do most anything from remodeling homes to rebuilding motorcycles and cars or any other task that needed done.  Wayne enjoyed gambling with his brother-in-law, Jerry and his greatest enjoyment in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.  He could always refocus the family no matter the situation and put a smile on their face.  Wayne will always be remembered by those who knew and loved him for his famous mottos, a little money in the bank and got the world by the tail and, hang in there. 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday November 12, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A private funeral service will be held, and burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with military rites being accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  We kindly ask that face coverings be worn, and social distancing is maintained by those who attend the visitation and/or service. 

Memorials in Wayne’s honor may be made to the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384, 502 E. Penn St. Hoopeston, IL 60942. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Antonio "Tony" Montez Sr., 81, of Hoopeston, IL

Antonio “Tony” Montez Sr., 81, of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 6:20 P.M. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. 

He was born on May 10, 1939 in McAllen, Texas, the son of Inez and Tranquilina (Bustos) Montez. 

Tony worked at FMC as a forklift operator for over thirty years before his retirement. He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan. One of Tony’s greatest enjoyments was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.     

Surviving Antonio is his wife, Otilia Montez of Hoopeston; 4 sons, Antonio Montez Jr. of Hoopeston, Armando Montez of Hoopeston, Jesus Montez of Hoopeston, and Reynaldo (Lori) Montez of Hoopeston; 2 daughters, Norma (Ryan) Cade of Hoopeston, and Angelica Montez (Gary Watson) of Hoopeston; 2 sisters, Sara Vega of McAllen, TX, and Delfina Meza of Edinburg, TX; 11 grandchildren, Nick Montez (Ashley Pickett), Jay Montez (Britteny Landes), Benjamin Montez (Heather McAllister), Olivia Montez (Junior Hartman), Raven Rutherford, Madison Watson, Xavier Rivera, Danielle Watson (Joey Miranda), Dustin Watson, Mila Watson and Kamerin Cade; 13 great-grandchildren, Gavin, Trenton, Reydon, Kenyon, Eli, Avery, Bella, Zayla, Elliana, Dominick, Isaac, Violet, and Camden; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; young daughter, Norma; and two brothers, Mauro Montez and Inez Montez Jr.  

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday November 14, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  We kindly ask that face coverings be worn, and social distancing is maintained by those who attend the service. 

Memorials in the name of Mr. Antonio Montez can be made to the family. 

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Robert E. Spain Sr., 86, of Potomac

Robert E. Spain Sr., 86, of Potomac, passed away October 29, 2020, at Union Hospital, in Terre Haute, following a brief battle with Covid-19.


Bob was born in Potomac, Illinois, on December 5, 1933, the son of Jess and Dora (Hoskins) Spain.  Bob married Leah Ruth Cox, on April 14, 1952, in Hoopeston.  She preceded him in death on May 1, 1983.  They had three children- Robert E. (Peggy Pringle) Spain Jr., Karen (Paul) Gillespie and Thomas J. (Tina McCoy) Spain.  Bob also had 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by his wife, daughter-Karen Gillespie and friend-Carol Newman.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020, at Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. 

 

Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, November 2, 2020, at Potomac Cemetery, with Pastor George Desmond officiating.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Potomac American Legion. 

 

Masks and social distancing will be enforced during the visitation hours due to the current health concerns. 

 

Condolences may be sent to the family on Bob's everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

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Carla Lynn Westfall, 54, of Paxton, formerly of Urbana and Cissna Park

Carla Lynn Westfall, 54, of Paxton, formerly of Urbana and Cissna Park, passed away at 9:35 A.M. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Accolade Healthcare in Paxton.  She was born June 26, 1966 in Danville, the daughter of Donald Westfall and Janet (McMurray) Westfall.   

 

Survivors include her mother, Janet, of Savoy; one brother, Michael Westfall, of Chicago; and several cousins.   

 

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald, and her grandparents.   


Carla was a member of the Mattis Avenue Free Methodist Church in Champaign.  She loved music.  During her school years she played the flute, piano, and organ.  She enjoyed listening to music and attending concerts and other music performances.  She collected Precious Moments figurines and would often join her mom in doing embroidering and other arts and crafts projects. Beginning in her late teens Carla struggled with a succession of health setbacks.  But she was a fighter.  One of her proudest accomplishments, after intensive physical and occupational therapy, was being able to move out of her parents’ home and into her own apartment, where she lived independently for several years.   


Cremation rites will be accorded, and graveside services and burial will take place at a later date.   

 

Memorials in Carla’s name can be made to the Accolade Healthcare on Pells Activity Department, 1001 E. Pells St. Paxton IL 60957. 

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Paul A. Yohnka, 76, of Clifton, IL

Paul A. Yohnka, 76, of Clifton, IL passed away on Monday, October 26th at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

 

A private family service will be held on Saturday, October 31st. 

 

A public visitation will take place the previous day, Friday, October 30th from 6-8pm at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. 

 

Knapp Funeral home of Clifton is in charge of services. 

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Artie "Peg" Wyss, 91, formerly of Cissna Park, IL

Artie "Peg" Wyss, 91, formerly of Cissna Park, IL, passed away on Tuesday October 6, 2020, at the Alta Vista Senior Living Community in Prescott, AZ.  She was born October 12, 1928, in

 Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Curtis and Ipha Brown.  She married Jacob "Jack" Wyss in Cissna Park, IL, in 1948 and he preceded her in death in 2000.  Peg also grieved the loss of a daughter, 

Janice Cunningham (Wyss) in 2002.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Lana (Glenn) Sinn of Prescott, AZ; grandchildren, Andrew Sinn and Adam Sinn; and nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and daughter Janice, she 

was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Margaret; and brothers, Curtis, Robert, Dale, Darrel, Roy, and Bill.

 

After graduating from Hoopeston high school, Peg worked various jobs and became a homemaker.  For many years she managed the lunch counter at the Livestock Sales Barn in Cissna Park   bringing joy and delivering porkburgers, sodas, and hostess pies to countless folks with a joke or a smile.  She enjoyed spending time with her niece Lisa and friends at Parkview (5thStreet

 House).  Peg and Jack moved to The Villages, FL, for retirement.  Peg enjoyed 13 years of bowling, dancing, golfing, and making additional friends.  Sherelocated to Prescott, AZ to be closer 

to her daughter, Lana, during her final years.  Peg lived long enough to see her Chicago Cubbies win the WorldSeries.  What she appreciated the most was spending her time with friends and family being social.


Peg’s family would like to thank the caretaker and hospice staff at Alta Vista for the respectful, kind care that they helped the family provide Peg, especially those who were with her during her

 final time.  Specifically, thank you to Michelle, Amanda, and Judy for their loving care of Peg. 

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A private graveside service will be held at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park, IL.  A public visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M.

Friday October 30, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  We kindly ask that face coverings be worn, and social distancing is maintained by those who attend the visitation. 

If you wish to honor her memory, please consider performing a quiet act of simple kindness for someone in your life or community.  If desired, donations / memorials may be made in Peg's 

name to the Apostolic Christian Church, 1425 E. 400 N. Road, Cissna Park, IL 60924. 

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.  

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Anita Gagnon, 86, of Rossville

Anita Faye Gagnon, 86, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 9:30 A.M. Saturday October 24, 2020 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  She was born September 14, 1934 in Burnetta, KY, the daughter of James and Lucy (Colyer) Burton.  She married Don Gagnon on May 25, 1956, in Hoopeston.  He preceded her in death.   

She is survived by one daughter, Tammy (Eric) Roberts of Rossville, IL; one son, Rick Gagnon of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters, Louetta Williamson of Lafayette, IN and Jewell Ladd of Mount Pleasant, TN; four grandchildren, Angel (Billy) Trumann, April Gagnon, Brandon (Tori) Roberts, and Brooke (Jared) Mason; 9 great-grandchildren plus one on the way; 10 great-great-grandchildren plus one on the way; and several nieces and nephews. 

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents; one infant son; and four siblings, Donald Burton, Juanita Steinwagner, Hettie Cornelius, and Roy Burton. 

Anita worked at the Department of Children and Family Services as a caseworker, until her retirement.  She attended the Rossville Church of Christ and was a member of the Rossville American Legion Women’s Auxiliary.  Through the years, Anita enjoyed playing Pinochle and Yahtzee, bowling, dancing, and golfing.  She also loved to travel and plan social events at Hubbard Trail Country Club. 

A private funeral service will be held.  A public graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Saturday October 31, 2020 at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to the Women’s Care Clinic 1509 N. Bowman Ave. Danville, IL 61832 or Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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