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Obituaries Archives for 2019-03

Stanza Renae Norton, 56, of Rossville

Stanza Renae Norton, 56, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 3:45 P.M. Wednesday March 27, 2019 in Champaign, IL.  She was born August 29, 1962 in Omaha, NE, the daughter of Gerald and Karen Sue (Wells) Evans.  She married Mark Norton on May 25, 1985 in Watseka, IL.  He survives in Rossville.

She is also survived by her parents; three sons, Andrew (Kimberly) Norton of Danville, IL, Adam Norton of Rossville, IL, and Masen Norton of Rossville, IL; one sister, Jamee (Todd) Thrush of Vancouver, WA; one brother, Rod (Maureen) Evans of Leroy, IL; 6 grandchildren, Kelsey Keith, Chase Norton, Ethan Norton, Samuel Norton, Masie Norton, and Weston Norton; three great-grandchildren, Kinley Keith, Ryder Keith, and Alec Keith; one niece, Drew Thrush and one nephew, Camden Thrush.

Stanza was a pharmacy tech at Carle pharmacy for 15 years.  She enjoyed taking care of her cats and especially loved spending time with her grandkids.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday April 1, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 7:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home with Rev. Gary Milton officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Animal Shelter 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.  

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Raymond "B.B." Bryan Brookwalter, 58, of Wellington

Raymond “B.B.” Bryan Brookwalter, 58, of Wellington, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019, at home.

Raymond was born on May 20, 1960, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Martin and Joyce (Ault) Brookwalter.

He is survived by three daughters- Rossanna (Justin) Curtis of Penfield, Sarah (Aven Snyder) Brookwalter of Wellington and Rikki Brookwalter of Ashkum; two sons- Douglas (Jami) Brookwalter of Wellington and David (Bree Musk) Brookwalter of Ashkum; step-daughter- Pam Seibring of Ashkum; three brothers- Tom (Edythe) Bookwalter of Hoopeston, Mike Brookwalter of Ohio and Frank Brookwalter of Florida; uncle- Bob (Marylou) Ault of Hoopeston; sixteen grandchildren; two nieces; and three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son- Johnathan Brookwalter.

Raymond graduated from Wellington High School in 1979.  He worked for Stephens Farms as a truck driver.  He previously worked at Stokleys and Pleasant Knoll Farms.  He enjoyed fishing, working on cars, collecting tools and most of all spending time with his grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Blurton Funeral Home, 309 E. Washington St., Hoopeston.  Following the visitation cremation rites will be accorded.  He will be buried at a later date in Amity Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Raymond’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Alberta May Crozier, 81, of Hoopeston

Alberta May Crozier, 81, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:40 P.M. Saturday March 23, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  She was born May 26, 1937, in Claytonville, IL, the daughter of Albert and Minerva (Menschel) Wustholz. 

She is survived by one daughter, Patty Bieker; one son, Alan Reece; one brother, Robert Wustholz; 6 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Regina Beinlich; and one sister, Sylvia Mathews.

Alberta was a homemaker.  She enjoyed doing yard work, gardening and flowers.

Cremation rites have been accorded.  No services will be held.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Alberta’s

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Merle Scott Lockhart, 87, of Wellington

Merle Scott Lockhart, 87, of Wellington, Illinois passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at OSF HealthCare in Urbana.  He was born on February 1, 1932 in Wellington, the son of Maurice Scott and Ruth (Stuart) Lockhart.  He married Jean C. Gillins on December 3, 1955 who survives.

In addition to his wife, Jean Lockhart of Wellington, Merle is survived by one son, Scott (Cindy) Lockhart of Brownsburg, IN and one daughter, Dawn (Skip) Crusinberry of Fresno, CA.  Also surviving are 5 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  The grandchildren are Trent (Bethany) Lockhart, Honolulu, HI; Sara Crusinberry, Merced, CA; Jill (Cody) Akers, West Lafayette, IN; Taylor Lockhart and Aeron Hylton both of Indianapolis, IN.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Mary Lockhart and Cheryl Gillins.  He is preceded in death by both of his parents, two brothers (Robert and Gail) and one brother-in-law, Gary Gillins. 

Merle graduated from Wellington High School in 1949 and then served in the United States Air Force. He worked at Lockhart Sales & Service Case Implement.  He opened and managed the John Deere Parts & Service Center in Hoopeston, IL where he retired in 1997.

Throughout the years, Merle was an active member of the Wellington United Methodist Church.  Merle was a loyal and dedicated member of the Wellington Lions Club.  He served as Mayor of Wellington for over 30 years and was also a volunteer fireman in Wellington.

Merle loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.  He loved watching sports, especially the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs, Fighting Illini, Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Bears.

Visitation will be held 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, IL.  Funeral services to be conducted at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Wellington United Methodist Church 314 E. Main St., Wellington, IL, with Rev. Cathy Najmon officiating.  Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.

Memorials may be made to the Wellington United Methodist Church, Wellington Lions Club or the Donor’s Choice.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Francis "Hup" Johnson, 88, of Hoopeston, formerly of Danville

Francis “Hup” Johnson, 88, of Hoopeston, formerly of Danville, IL, passed peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  He was born April 4, 1930, in Hope, IL, to Harry and Hulie Johnson.  He married Fern McElwain on November 16, 1953.  She preceded him in death on December 15, 2017, after sixty-four years of marriage.

Hup was loved and will be mourned by daughters, Debra (Dennis) Coakley of Saint Joseph, IL and Susan (Bob) Goodrum of Hoopeston, IL; six grandchildren, Jaime (Louis), Brett (Michelle), Brian (Jessica), Ashley (Jake), Ryan (Lindsay), and Clay; three step-grandchildren, Aaron (Amanda), Michelle (Ryan), and Bryton (Melanie); four great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.  He is also survived by a brother, Claudie Johnson of Williamsport, IN.

Francis was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and three sisters.

Hup retired from Shur-Gain Feeds in 1995 after 42 years of service.  His nickname was given to him based on the fact that he was born in a Hup-mobile on a country road near Hope, IL.  He loved country music and was well known for sounding like Ernest Tubb.

The daughters of Hup would like to thank everyone at Heritage Health of Hoopeston for all the care and support which was shown to our family.

A private family service will be held.

Memorials may be made to Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living 423 N. Dixie Highway, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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George Matthew Walter, 95, of Hoopeston, IL formerly of Rossville

George Matthew Walter, 95, of Hoopeston, IL formerly of Rossville, IL, passed away at 3:40 P.M. Sunday March 3, 2019 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  He was born June 25, 1923, in Danville, IL, the son of Cecil Earl and Faye (Matthews) Walter.  He married Lucille Watkins on September 2, 1945.  She preceded him in death on December 16, 1991.  He later married Virginia (Stewart) Kider on January 25, 1997 and she preceded him in death on January 21, 2017.

He is survived by one daughter, Nancy Null of Rossville, IL; two sons, Timothy (Rosemary) Walter of Morton, IL and Dean (Sheila) Walter of Rossville, IL; two step-sisters; one half-brother, Walter (Ruth) Duncan of Covington, IN; one sister-in-law, Freda Walter of Danville, IL; one step-son-in-law, Dick (Judy) Stump of Rossville, IL; 9 grandchildren, Melissa (David) Haydek, Jennifer (Jeremy) Bencher, Rachel (Isaac) Downing, Daniel Walter, John (Elizabeth) Walter, Telisa Walter, Jamie (August) Christhilf, Karen (Joe) Haggerty, and Kevin (DeEtte) Stump; 24 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Tom Walter; one step-daughter, Jackie Stump; two brothers, Ed Walter and Bill (Betty) Walter; 6 step-brothers and sisters.

George was an instrument technician and electrician for Allied Chemical for 30 years until his retirement.  He served in the United States Army Air Corp from 1942 to 1946.  He was a charter member of the founding board of the Danville Consolidated Credit Union.  George was a deacon, elder, and teacher at the Antioch Church of Christ and later joined the Rossville United Methodist Church.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, and feeding the wildlife.  He also enjoyed traveling and spending time with his family.

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Friday March 8, 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. Friday at the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Quick officiating.  Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384.  Following the service, cremation rites will be accorded.

Memorials may be made to the Rossville United Methodist Church 116 Maple St. Rossville, IL 60963 or the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place Springfield, IL 62703.

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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Karen Sue Neal, 65, of Hoopeston

 

 

Karen Sue Neal, 65, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 12:30 P.M. Monday February 11, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL.  She was born October 5, 1953, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Carlin Dale and Mary Ann (Inman) Robinson.  She married Gary Neal and he preceded her in death.

She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Deaton of Hoopeston, IL; one son, David Deaton of Watseka, IL; six brothers; two grandchildren, Derek Deaton and Raymond Alvin Lovell; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents; parents; two brothers; and one sister.

Karen was a homemaker.  She enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears, visiting with her family and loved her grandchildren.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held at this time.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

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Myra M. Baker, 62, of Hoopeston

Myra M. Baker, 62, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away on 7:53 P.M. February 9, 2019 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  She was born October 12, 1956 in England, the daughter of Marion and Shirley (McNeely) Wallace.

She is survived by three sisters, Kathleen Gurule, Gail Cox, and Mary Wallace; four brothers, Allen (Cindy) Wallace, Dennis Wallace, James Wallace, and Tom (Sandy) Wallace; and 8 nieces and nephews, Hope, April, Shawn, Kimberly, Dennis Jr., James, Jason, and Laura.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Myra worked as a home health aide.  She enjoyed shopping, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with her dog, Sabrina.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no services will be held at this time.

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

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

 

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