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Obituaries Archives for 2020-08

Billy Gene King, 58, of Milford, IL

Billy Gene King, 58, of Milford, IL, passed away Monday August 17, 2020 at his home in Milford.  He was born November 2, 1961, in Watseka, IL, the son of Ronnie and Nancy Jo (Johnson) King.   

 

He is survived by his significant other, Sharon Lile McCarty of Milford, IL; one daughter, Amanda Jo King of Danville, IL; one son, Keith William King of Bloomington, IL; two brothers, Mike (Tammy) King of Watseka, IL and Carey (Mel) King of Reno, NV; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  

 

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Tya. 

 

Billy worked for Grant Township and later worked at Kirks Disposal.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, and riding 4-wheelers. 

 

Cremation rites will be accorded, and no services will be held. 

 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston. 

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Hazel Pauline Hale, 96, of Veedersburg, IN

 

Hazel Pauline Hale, 96, of Veedersburg, IN, passed away at 10:00 P.M. Friday August 28, 2020 at North Logan Health Care in Danville, IL.  She was born July 16, 1924, in Rossville, IL, the daughter of Arthur and Delphia Pearl High.  She married Nathan Hale and he preceded her in death. 

She is survived by two daughters, Karen (Bill) Graves of Veedersburg, IN and Dody Tennyson of Surprise, AZ; two grandchildren, Kerri Kyle and Mark Robinson; and two great-grandchildren, Dallas and Mason Robinson. 

In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers. 

Hazel worked at the Bank of Rossville for many years doing clerical work.  She also enjoyed cooking. 

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 A.M. CDT Wednesday September 2, 2020 at Rossville Cemetery in Rossville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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May C. Anthonsen, 87, of Gilman, IL

May C. Anthonsen, 87, of Gilman, IL passeed away on Wednesday, August 26th at Norridge Gardens in Norridge, IL.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.

 

Knapp Funeral home will be conducting services. 

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Carolyn Mae Hari, 96, of Phoenix, AZ and formerly of Cissna Park and Loda

Carolyn Mae Hari, 96, of Phoenix, AZ formerly of Cissna park and Loda, IL passed away on August 22nd 2020 at her home.

 

A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, August 31 at the Apostolic Christian Church in CIssna Park with a visittation 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

 

Burial is sset for the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Cissna Park.

 

Knapp Funeral Home in CIssna Park is handling arrangements.

 

 

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Rebecca J. Milton, 63, Formally of Hoopeston

Rebecca J. Milton, 63, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. Born in Danville, Illinois, she was a daughter of the late James B. and Esther J. (Matthews) Milton, and the wife of the late Richard Bioty. She was the beloved sister of Patricia A. Bailey (Todd) Hoopeston, IL, Samuel J. Milton (Myrlie), Atlanta, GA, and the late Mary E. Milton; loving aunt of Kathy Milton, Jeffrey Scott, Joshua Milton, Jon David Scott; and loving great-aunt of Jana Perez.

 

Becky grew up in Hoopeston, IL, home of The Cornjerkers. She graduated from Illinois State University and was extremely active in the Kappa Delta sorority. She loved to cook for the masses and lived by the Milton philosophy, “The more the merrier!” She worked in the fashion jewelry industry for several decades, which allowed her to travel the world.

 

Becky was an avid sailor. She cruised extensively and, at the same time, developed a love of racing Panama Red. Becky and Dick were well known and respected in the racing community. Her racing career is highlighted by many 1st Place trophies in local and regional races including the Champion of Champions Race for Narragansett Bay. Becky gave opportunity to many sailors who had never raced, and she gathered a wide circle of “Panamanians.” Eventually she set her sights higher and formed an all-women’s crew to race to Bermuda. She Captained and Navigated Panama Red and the woman’s crew to Bermuda three times. In 2005 she and her crew were awarded the 3rd Place in Class Trophy, the Faith Paulson Trophy for the highest placing all women’s crew and the Best Finishing Beneteau Trophy. Her sailing career is studded by performance excellence, unwavering determination, generosity, and the ability to be a friend to all. Like she has always said “Panama Red isn’t a boat, it’s a family.” As the Panama Red family mourns our beloved Captain Becky, picture her sailing hard on the wind, driving forward, tweaking every last bit of speed out of Red with a big grin on her face.

 

The family plans to host a Celebration of Life for Becky once the COVID pandemic has passed. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your local animal shelter.

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Dawn Lynn Mullen, 59, of Milford

Dawn Lynn Mullen, 59, of Milford passed away Monday, August 24, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. She was born November 14, 1960 in Watseka, the daughter of Harvey “Sonny” Haxton and Janice (Krueger) Rogers and they preceded her in death in addition to her step-father, Alfred Rogers; one brother, Charlie; and one brother-in-law, Ronnie Woodby.

She is survived by one son, Brandon (Heather) Mullen of Lafayette, IN; one daughter, Myndi (Jason) Mennenga of Milford; five grandchildren, Allyssa Mullen, Meeya Mennenga and Lyla Mennenga all of Milford, and Sparrow and Osprey Mullen of Lafayette, IN; one brother, Steve (Dawn) Haxton of Wisconsin; three sisters, Debbie (Ron) Johnson of Milford, Terri Woodby of Milford and Kim (Terry) Longfellow of Hoopeston; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Ms. Mullen was a member of the Milford Christian Church. Dawn had been employed by Casey’s General Store in Milford for several years before her illness. She loved being with her family and loved her grandchildren dearly. She enjoyed her children’s sports throughout their years in school.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Milford Christian Church. Rev. Brent Zastrow and Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.

Visitation will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 27, 2020 at the Milford Christian Church and 1 hour prior to the service also at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Milford Ambulance or Donor’s Choice.

Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

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Opal E. Blakey, 102, of Hoopeston

Opal E. Blakey, 102, of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 12:45 P.M. on Sunday, August 23, 2020 at the Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Watseka, IL.  She was born October 14, 1917, in Pulaski County, KY, the daughter of Henry and Eva (Burton) Burge.  She married Ivy “Ivan” Mayfield Blakey on December 17, 1935 in Hoopeston, IL.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, seven brothers and one sister, Salathiel (Bozzie), Harold, Carvie, Hale, Carthiel (Cooter), Lura, Cecil, and Lloyd Burge.

Opal and Ivan ran a gas station in Armstrong, IL for several years.   For twenty years, she cleaned house and cooked for the attorney Charles Dyer and his wife.  She attended the Nazarene Church in Hoopeston.  Opal loved going to the Multi-Agency in Hoopeston for lunch on Tuesday and Fridays.  She loved to tell her life stories to her family that would come visit her and bring her chocolates.

A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Multi-Agency 206 S. First Ave Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Carol Louise Livingston, 80, of Hoopeston

Carol Louise Livingston, 80, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 3:46 P.M. Monday August 17, 2020, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  She was born August 17, 1940 at home in Wellington, IL, the daughter of John and Audrey (Flinn) Pate.  She married Dale Livingston on July 7, 1961, at the Prairie Green Church of Christ.  He survives in Hoopeston.   

She is also survived by two sons, Bryan (Jill) Livingston of Urbandale, IA and Bruce (Cathy) Livingston of Grove City, OH; one sister-in-law, Joyce Pers of Wellington, IL; 7 grandchildren, Michaela (Ryan) Lane, Mason Livingston, Angel (Payne) Davis, Katelyn (Nick) Tannehill, Miranda (Dale) Anderson, Reese Inman, and Christian Inman; 9 great-grandchildren, Aleeha Smith, Carter Smith, Ella Livingston, Brody Davis, Colby Davis, Eisley Anderson, Adelade Hegre, Elenor Hegre, and Winefred Hegre; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Rose; and three brothers, Al, Don, and John. 

Carol was a homemaker caring for her family.  She later went to work helping Leon Polson with his insurance business.  She attended Prairie Green Church of Christ where she was very active.  She also served as a volunteer for the Grant Township Food Cupboard and was a member of the DAR.  Carol enjoyed crocheting, reading, and spending time with her family. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:30 A.M. Friday August 21, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

Memorials may be made to the Prairie Green Church of Christ, 278 N 2800 East Rd, Hoopeston, IL 60942

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

 

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Marshall Savage, 77, of Milford, IL

Marshall Savage, 77, of Milford, IL, passed away at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday August 11, 2020 at his home.  He was born April 23, 1943 in Glasgow, KY, the son of Shelby and Bertha (Hunt) Savage.   

He is survived by two sisters, Linda (Tom) Habel of Shelbyville, TN and Donna (Bill) Hudson of Hoopeston, IL; brother, Gail Savage of Hoopeston, IL; brother-in-law, Tom Lowe of Cumby, TN; and nieces and nephews, Angel Savage, Trent and Patsy Savage, David Kochell, Joe Savage, Stephen Hyde, Josey and Kelsie Vaughn, Eric Habel, Buddy Habel, Bryan and Sissy Biddy, Tommy Habel, Tim and Beth Clem, and Natosha Menschel. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carol Lowe; and two brothers, Junior “Doggie” Savage and Larry “Cotton” Savage. 

Marshall worked at Howard Industries in Milford until his retirement.  He then became a caregiver for a very special lady, Elizabeth Phelps and he always had a smile on his face when he spoke of her.  Everyone that met Marshall could sense how amazing he was.  He enjoyed gardening, working on cars, and mowing.  He had a group of friends who were very special to him and they enjoyed going to different restaurants together and were always laughing at and with each other.  Marshall was loved and appreciated by all who knew him. 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday August 24, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston with Rev. Gary Milton officiating. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

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Frank Brookwalter, 55, of Amarillo, TX

Frank Brookwalter, 55, of Amarillo, TX passed away peacefully in his sleep Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

A Gathering of Friends and Family will be held from 5-7pm, on Friday, August 21, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL. Burial will be held at a later date.

Frank was born April 29, 1965, to Martin and Joyce “Ault” Brookwalter in Danville, IL. He graduated from Wellington, IL, where he enjoyed playing basketball with his older brother, Mike.

Frank served a short time in the Army.

He was a member of Encounter Church. He loved the Lord and he loved people. He didn’t know a stranger and was always willing to lend a helping hand. His favorite pastimes were going to church, spending time with his family, friends, and his beloved boxer, Sophie, and riding his Harley. He took a great effort keeping in constant contact with those he loved. He made many shotgun-runs to his many friends and family back home, especially his daughter, Brandy and Pat, his grandkids, Tom Lynn, and many special cousins, nieces, nephews, and his brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Michael, and Bryan Brookwalter.

He is survived by his wife, Dana Brookwalter, of Amarillo, TX; daughter, Brandy Laffoon and husband Patrick, of Sheldon, IL; step-daughter, Brittany Bice and husband Cody, of Amarillo, TX; son, Cade Lindley, of Brownwood, TX; step-sons, Hunter, Weston, and Wyatt Young, all of Amarillo, TX; two grandchildren, Hunter and Danielle Laffoon, both of Sheldon, IL; step-grandchildren, Brylee and Braelynn Bice, both oAmarillo, TX; and a brother, Tom Bookwalter, of Hoopeston, IL.

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Shirley Lee Meunier, 72, of Hoopeston

Shirley Lee Meunier, 72, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away on Tuesday August 11, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka, IL. She was born May 27, 1948, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Clifton and Golden (Edwards) Creamer. She married Robert Elden Meunier in October 1996 and he preceded her in death.
She is survived by one step-daughter, Brenda (Dennis) Cardell of Altus, OK; three sisters, Susan Leppard of Hoopeston, IL, Jeannet Milton of Sapulpa, OK, and Kathy Smith of Poplar Bluff, MO; one brother, Terry Creamer of Pikeville, TN; three grandchildren, Tiffany Marshall, Dennis Cardell Jr, and Megan Cardell; two great-grandchildren, Brylee Cardell and Dennis Cardell III; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death in by her grandparents; parents; four sisters; one brother; and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Hoopeston High School, Shirley worked for Howard Industries in Milford, then TRW in Hoopeston and she later became a caretaker for many clients. She attended Chestnut Street Church of Christ where she was very active.
A visitation will be held 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Wednesday August 19, 2020 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. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor John Morris officiating. Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Danville National Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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Betty Trumble, 92, of Watseka

Betty Trumble, 92, of Watseka, passed away on April 16th, 2020, at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.

 

A funeral service is scheduled for Monday, August 17th, 2020 at 2:00PM at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Burial will follow at the G.A.R. Cemetery in Watseka. 

 

A visitation is set for Monday, August 17th, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka from 12-2pm

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of  arrangements.

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Erma M. Steiner, 93, of Watseka, formerly of Milford and Cissna Park

Erma (Meents) Janssen Steiner, 93, passed away on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. Formerly of Milford and Cissna Park, she was residing at the Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka when she was called to her heavenly home with prayers of her loved ones surrounding her.

 

Erma was the sixth child of Fred and Marie (Classen) Meents, born on December 12, 1926. She was baptized at the home of her maternal grandparents prior to the funeral of her mother. She was raised by her eldest paternal aunt, Marie (John) Klumker.

 

She married Edwin Janssen of Milford on March 14, 1948 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Kankakee. He preceded her in death in 1981. To their marriage three children were born. Surviving are son, Wayne (Sue) Janssen of Watseka; daughter, Sharon (Charles) Crow of Danville; and daughter-in-law, Sara Janssen of Milford. Her son, Darrell Janssen preceded her in death in 2017. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Aimee (Greg) Robinson, Nathan (Heather) Janssen, Carmine (John) Dwyer, Jeanette (John) Conrad, Julie (Uzi) Ashkenazi, and Alex (Tara) Janssen. She has 13 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 10 step-great-grandchildren, and one step-sister, Lois (Jerry) Vogel.

 

She married Raymond Steiner Sr. on July 31, 1988 at the Loda Lutheran Church in Loda. He preceded her in death in 2011. She is survived by two step-children, Sharon (Ray) Knake and Raymond (Lois) Steiner Jr. She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Diane.

 

Also preceding her in death were her brother, Wilfred (Marie) Meents and sisters, Mae, Ethel, Gertrude (Orval) Peters, Mildred (Vincent) Voigt, and Helen Burridge.

 

Erma spent many years teaching Sunday School and VBS at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Milford. She looked forward to attending and volunteering at the Iroquois Co. Fair. She enjoyed square dancing and traveling. She spent hours crocheting, making sure each newborn grandchild received a special blanket, and that numerous church bazaars had a stock of her handiwork. Her faith was obvious as one could often hear her humming her favorite hymns. She knew hundreds of them as evidenced by the shelves of hymnals she collected and cross referenced. She was an avid reader.

 

Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm until the 1:30 pm funeral service on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Milford.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church or Our Savior Lutheran Church.

 

Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.

 

Please share a memory of Erma at knappfuneralhome.com.

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Judith Anne Green, 77, of Rossville, IL

Judith Anne Green, 77, of Rossville, IL, passed away at 9:38 A.M. Monday August 10, 2020 at her home in Rossville, IL.  She was born January 2, 1943 in Bloomington, IL, the daughter of Ralph C. and Pauline (Taylor) Morgan.  She married Duane Hoose and together they had two sons.  She later married Mike “Greenie” Green on December 26, 1999 at New Bethel Church in Rossville.  He survives in Rossville. 

 

She is also survived by her two sons, Mark (Joanna) Hoose of Mountain View, CA and Matthew (Amy) Hoose of Danville, IL; four sisters, Carolyn Sue Johnson of Normal, IL, Joyce Changnon of Mahomet, IL, Paulette (Jack) Mara of Falmouth, MA, and Pamm (Rich) Mihm of Champaign, IL; two brothers, Ralph (Carol) Morgan of Normal, IL and Rick (Lisa) Morgan of Champaign, IL; three sisters-in-law, Maralee Morgan of Normal, IL, Sheryl Morgan of Bloomington, and Jan (Scott) Preston of Hoopeston, IL; one granddaughter, Nora Justine Hoose; numerous nieces and nephews; and her extended family, Robert and Erin Danner and her “adopted” grandchildren, Macy and Alex Danner. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, John, Stanton, and David Morgan; one sister-in-law, Mary Morgan; and two brothers-in-law, Eldon Johnson, and Stan Changnon. 

 

Judy worked at the Bank of Rossville which later became the Bank of Rantoul Rossville Branch until her retirement.  She was a member of the Rossville United Methodist.  She enjoyed reading and loved to go shopping especially with her sisters and her beloved granddaughter, Nora.  Judy also loved spending time with Matt and Amy, visiting Mark, Joanna, and Nora in California, and sharing her life with Mike.  

 

Judy’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Carle Hospice North team for their care and compassion. 

 

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. Monday August 17, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A private family funeral service will be held, and burial will be in Mann’s Chapel Cemetery. 

 

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society 4234 N Knoxville Ste B,
Peoria, IL 61614. 

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Betty Marie Hertel, 91, of Paxton, IL

Betty Marie Hertel, 91, of Paxton, IL, passed away at 8:15 P.M. Monday August 10, 2020 at Accolade Healthcare of Paxton.  She was born March 19, 1929, in Indiana, the daughter of Charles A. and Ophia Iona (Carothers) Cuzzort.  She married Charles Hertel and he preceded her in death. 

 

She is survived by one daughter, Cathy (Hertel) Moore and Rick Moore; one sister, Mary Teresa Norris of Hoopeston, IL; 3 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. 

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; Ray E. Cuzzort, Earl George Cuzzort, Dorothy Campana, Alta Dalton Cuzzort, Carrie Kelenhofer, Ronald E. Franklin, Barbara Roberts, Catherine Louise Troxel, and grandson, Ricky D. Moore. 

 

Betty was a homemaker caring for her family.  She was an avid reader, loved to go shopping, and enjoyed going out to eat with her family. 

 

A private family service will be held.   

 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Barbara Marie Bell, 59, of Hoopeston, IL

Barbara Marie Bell, 59, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 1:20 A.M. Monday April 6, 2020 at Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center.  She was born September 13, 1960 in Lafayette, IN, the daughter of Larry Sr. and Ellen (High) Bell.  Her mother survives in Hoopeston, IL. 

 

She is also survived by one daughter, Amber (Jeff) Deck of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Steven Jr. (Amber) Bridgman of Murphysboro, IL; one sister, Della Bell (Ralph Baker) of Hoopeston, IL; two brothers, Larry Jr. (Garnet) Bell of Corpus Christi, TX and Robert (Lisa) Bell of Ambia, IN; four grandchildren, Chloe, Tucker, Steven III, and Makennah; and seven nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Bell Sr.; step-son, James Bridgman; and nephew, Brock Pennington. 

 

Barb worked as a CNA at the Hoopeston Nursing Home and later worked at Dollar General.  She was a volunteer for Hooves of Hope along with her grandchildren.  Her favorite hobbies included crocheting, sewing, doing puzzles and most of all, watching her television programs.  She loved collecting Coca-Cola and Harley Davidson merchandise.  Above all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. 

 

Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded.  A visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  The memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home.  No burial will be held.  

 Memorials may be made in Barb’s memory to the Hooves of Hope at www.hoovesofhope.com. 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.  

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Valaria Margaret "Marge" Skinner, 91, of Rankin

Valaria Margaret “Marge” Skinner, 91, of Rankin, IL, passed away 11:30 P.M. Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Living in Hoopeston.  She was born October 19, 1928, the daughter of Rudolph and Nellie Marie (Nickles) Sincula.  She married Donald Skinner on April 12, 1952.  He preceded her in death.

She is survived by three daughters, Linda Loy of Lafayette, IN, Cindy (Gayle) Pate of Greenville, IL, and Connie (Kevin) Fink of Hoopeston, IL; two sons, Donald J (Vanessa ) Skinner of Mulberry Grove, IL and Terry Skinner of Hoopeston, IL; eight grandchildren, Penny Smith of Lafayette, IN, Kimberly Lorentzen of Redmond, OR, Trinia Riggs of Rankin, IL, Travis Pate of Greenville, IL, Lindsey (Mike) Roeder of Greenville, IL, Paige Hensley of Hoopeston, IL, Lance Hensley of Danville, IL and Chase Hensley of Hoopeston, IL; nine great grandchildren, Chelsea Martin, Nicholas Smith, Michael Riggs, Wesley Lorentzen, Nova Roeder, Ace Roeder, Kah’mariontae Cooper, Audra Hensley, and Ariah Hensley, and two great-great grandchildren, Hamonie Moudy and Zachariah Moudy.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, step-parents, Spencer and Dorothy Collins, son-in-law, Kenneth Loy, and grandson-in-law David Riggs.

Marge was very family oriented.  She enjoyed going to family reunions, having get togethers at her home, and spending time with those she loved.  She was a quiet woman who mostly stayed to herself.  While able bodied and healthy she enjoyed playing cards such as euchre, as well as yahtzee.  She was also a huge fan of playing yard ladders.  On a typical day, you could find Marge in her favorite chair either reading a mystery novel, doing a word search, or watching the Game Show Network.  Although she rarely socialized, she was always there for her family when needed, even if it was simply a listening ear.  She was the glue that held everyone together and will be deeply missed by everyone who was fortunate to have known her.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Rankin Union Cemetery in Rankin, IL with Rev. Gary Milton officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s Choice.

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

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Lacy Marie Fell, 26, of Hoopeston, IL

A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the funeral home with Pastor Adam Taubert officiating. Burial will follow the funeral service at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.

 

Anderson Funeral Home.

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Robert "Bob" Dilley, 89, of Hoopeston

Robert “Bob” Dilley, 89, of Hoopeston, IL passed away at 9:55 A.M. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Resident Home in Watseka, IL.  He was born May 28, 1931 in Hoopeston, the son of Vader and Lydia (Matthews) Dilley.  He married Mae Huff.   

Bob is survived by two daughters, Penny (Mike) Conner of Hoopeston, IL and Lorrie (Tim) Webb of Parsons, KS: two grandchildren, Daniel Conner and Katherine Conner with fiancé Richard Morris, one great – grandchild, Quinten and many nieces and nephews 

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, four sister, Nadine Longfellow, Thelma Miller, Sally Kirts, and Delores Cox, two brothers, Ardell Dilley and Tony Dilley and a special friend, Beverly Larkin  

Bob was a Foundry worker at FMC Corporation for 35 years.  He served in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded a purple heart and numerous other medals.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion in Hoopeston and served with the American Legion Color Guard.  He attended the Christian Church in Hoopeston.  He enjoyed exercising, watching war movies and Wheel of Fortune, having diet cokes and popcorn at the VFW, a good buffet and the Blue Light specials. 

A visitation will be held 5:00 P.M. -8:00 P.M. Thursday, August 13, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL.  A Funeral Service will be held 10:00 A.M. Friday, August 14, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Home.  Due to COVID 19 restrictions, anyone planning to attend the visitation and/or funeral is recommended to wear a face covering and groups of fifty will be allowed in the building at one time.  The burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery with military rites accorded by the American Legion Post 384. 

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Multi Agency 206 S. First Ave Hoopeston, IL 60942 or IMH Resident Home 200 E. Fairman Ave Watseka, IL 60970. 

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the services. 

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Genevra M. Gooding, 101, of Watseka

Genevra M. Gooding, age 101, of Watseka passed away on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka. 

 

A Private Funeral Mass will be held at St. John Catholic Church in Earl Park, IN

 

Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka is handling arrangements.

 

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Thomas Albert Lane, 92, of Hoopeston,

Thomas Albert Lane, 92, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 4:54 P.M. Thursday, August 6, 2020 at his home.  He was born February 8, 1928 in Hoopeston, the son of Charles and Alta (Rader) Lane.  He married Norma Toney on July 16, 1949 in Danville. 

Thomas is survived by two sons, Allen (Patricia) Lane of Rossville, IL and Larry Lane of Hoopeston, IL, one grandson, Anthony Lane of Orlando, FL, and friend Nancy Hertel of Hoopeston, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, five sisters, seven brothers, and one grandson.

Thomas was a union roofer with Local 55 and then later Local 97 in Danville.  He was a Conservation Club board member.  He enjoyed gardening, raising pheasants and fishing.

A graveside service will be held 11:30 A.M. Monday, August 10, 2020 at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL with Rev. Gary Milton officiating.

Memorials may be made to Pheasants Forever.


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

 

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements.

 

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Larry Gene Whorrall, 78, of Bismarck, IL

Larry Gene Whorrall, 78, of Bismarck, IL, passed away at 6:29 P.M. Tuesday, August 4, 2020.  He was born April 15, 1942, in Danville, the son of Miles and Louise (Lappin) Whorrall.  He married Sherrill Slevin on December 26, 1985 in Danville.  She survives.

 

He is also survived by five daughters, Melinda Maxwell (Gary Schmitt) of Potomac, IL, Tammy (Richard) Davis of Danville, IL, Kim (Charles) Cadle of IN, Lisa Lee of Danville, IL, and Rachel Whorrall (Danny Gill) of Bismarck, IL: six sons, Larry Dean Whorrall of Foley, AL, Keith Whorrall of Danville, IL, Miles (Lorretta) Whorrall of Danville, IL, Larry (Carmen) Whorrall of Bismarck, IL, Aarron  Whorrall (Brittany Dillion) of Bismarck, IL, and Travis Whorrall (Brittny Boswell) of Georgetown, IL: two sisters, Teresa (Henry) Clapp of Danville, IL and Arlene (Raymond) Poland of FL: two brothers, Lance (Paulette) Whorrall of Attica, IN and Wayne Whorrall of Danville, IL; forty-six grandchildren and fifty-nine great grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Beth Lee, one son, Larry Lee, one daughter – in – law, Kenita Lee, one sister Betty Reffett, two brothers, Jim Whorrall and Miles Whorrall, one sister -in – law, Marilyn Whorrall and one grandchild, Courtney Cadle.

 

For most of Larry’s life before his retirement, he installed carpet. He loved the great outdoors, working in his garden, horses and always lit up a room with his smile and his jokes.  He enjoyed spending time with his many friends especially his two longtime friends Gary Ritter and Gary Maxwell, his large family, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and most of all his wife Sherrill Whorrall. 

 

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded and no services will be held.

 

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

 

Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Sue Ellen Williamson, 67, of Hoopeston

As the sun set into streaks of pinks and reds on Sunday, August 2, 2020, Sue Ellen Williamson, 67, took her

last breath on earth and her first breath in heaven in her farmhouse in Prairie Green. She had many visitors that

day, encouraging her and expressing their love for her. She was loved dearly by her children, grandchildren,

siblings, and friends.

Sue was born to Elmer and Barbara Unger, joining a family of an older sister and two older brothers. She

always joked that even though she was the baby and born later in life, she was definitely planned by her parents to

entertain her toddler brother, Steve, while her parents took care of their teenagers, Sonnie and Paul. Her family

resided on a farm southwest of Hoopeston, and she decided early on, she would always be a country girl.

Sue attended Hoopeston schools and graduated in 1970. She attended ISU for a year and a half. She always

said that her mom wanted to go to college more than she did. She desperately missed her country life and when

she came home for Christmas; she was thrilled when her mom said she could stay home and not go back. She

jumped at the chance and began her career in banking at the Wellington State bank as a teller. After staying home

with her children, she continued working at both the Community Bank of Hoopeston and then Milford Citizens

Bank until October 2018. She loved her job and co-workers and “never had a bad day.”

One of her best times at the bank was when a young bachelor came in pretending to look at his safe

deposit box, but really came to peek around the corner at the young, cute, curly-headed bank teller. Nine months

later, Richard Williamson married her, and she made her way to her forever earthly home in Prairie Green

Township, raising three children: Andrea, Joshua, and Benjamin.

Sue had so many pastimes, and they all had one thing in common--people. She loved others, and others

loved her. Her favorite pastime was being with her children and grandchildren. She made sure her farm was a

retreat for them, furnishing the land with zip lines, swings, sandboxes, trails, campsites, and everyone’s

favorite-her golf cart named Mabel. She would take her grandkids down country roads, into ditches, and through

her pasture, telling them stories while being her fun, silly self.

Sue loved children and her volunteer work certainly reflected this. She was a 4H leader, a Sunday school

teacher, VBS leader and teacher, Christmas pageant writer and director, camp dorm mom and family leader, game

coordinator for so many church social events, and the list continues.

Sue had so many friends from childhood, from work, from her country neighborhood, and from church. She loved

getting together with them, going out to eat, visiting, and laughing. She was a superb seamstress, sewing clothes for

her children, creating extraordinarily Halloween costumes, and helping others with their sewing needs. Many

people reached out to ask, “Sue, can you help me fix this.”

Living her life for Jesus was very important to her. She read her Bible every day and prayed continuously

for others. She was very involved in her church. She said her faith grew tremendously going to church at Prairie

Green Church of Christ, learning and worshiping. When Sue was diagnosed with cancer, her life emanated even

more joy. She continued her life, never slowing down, and loving every minute of the time she had been given.

Her parents, Elmer and Barbara, and her husband, Richard, preceded her in death. She was so excited to be

reunited with them.

She is survived by her children, Andrea (Michael) Bailey of Monticello, Joshua (Janine) Williamson of

Marseilles, IL and Benjamin (Anna) Williamson of Fiatt, IL. Survivors also include her grandchildren, Eli, Eliza, and Violet Bailey, Crosby Williamson, and Luke, Samuel, and Nathaniel Williamson. She leaves behind one sister, Sonnie Malone of San Clemente, CA, and two brothers, Paul (Judith) Unger of Bloomington, IL, and many nieces and nephews.

The family celebrates her life and the joys she brought. In accordance with her wishes, her body will be

cremated. Burial of her ashes will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 10th, at Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston with the family. A memorial service for Sue will be held at 6:00 p.m. Monday, August 10th at her farm. Reverend Dustin Wells will officiate.

To respect COVID guidelines, the family will have a tent outdoors with plenty of room to spread out, so

everyone can feel comfortable. Guests are asked to bring their own chair.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Green Church of Christ, 278 County Rd 2800 E, Hoopeston, IL 60942.

Blurton Funeral Home in Hoopeston is in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family on her everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

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Charles "Charlie" D. Goldsby, 78, of Gilman

Charles “Charlie” D. Goldsby, 78, of Gilman passed away Tuesday, August 4, 2020 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. He was born April 25, 1942 in Gilman, the son of Elza and Emma (Lytle) Goldsby Sr. and they preceded him in death in addition to three brothers, four sisters, and one son, Charles David Goldsby Jr.

 

He married Mary Ann Rosson on December 21, 1963 at the Nazarene Church in Gilman and she survives. Also surviving are one son, James (Linda) Goldsby of Fairbanks, Alaska; three grandchildren, Tommy, Mary and Derek; one brother, Eugene “Gene” Goldsby of Gilman; one sister-in-law, Tina Clary of Dongola; and many nieces and nephews.

 

Charlie was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling, trap shooting, motorcycles, and playing pool.

 

Cremation rites will be accorded by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

 

Please share a memory of Charlie at knappfuneralhomes.com.

 

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Jerry L. Orr, 81, of Chebanse, IL

Jerry L. Orr, 81 passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at Amita Health Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center in Chicago. She was born on February 23, 1939 in Rosiclare, the daughter of Charles Otis and Viola (Farrell) Milligan.

 

She married Louie D. Orr on June 26, 1964 in Harrisburg, and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1974. She was also preceded in death by her parents.

 

She is survived by one daughter, Lisa D. Warhurst of Savannah, GA; one son, David W. Orr (Cathy Schroeder) of Bourbonnais; four grandchildren, Lucas Crews, Landon Crews, Tiara (Dakota) Becker, and Cayley Orr; five great-grandchildren, Lucas Jr., Aaron, Natalie, Camden, and Shelby; special mention, Patti Spence; and was blessed with many devoted friends.

 

Jerry devoted most of her life to taking care of other people and enjoyed doing so.

 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 10, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Rev. Kene Whybrew will officiate. Burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery in Manteno.

 

Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, as well as one hour prior to the service.

 

Please share a memory of Jerry at www.knappfuneralhomes.com

 

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Leona A. Vitous, 85, or Martinton

Leona A. Vitous, 85, of Martinton passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Amita St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee. She was born on September 1, 1934 in Crescent City, the daughter of August and Wanda (Schulz) Reder.

 

Leona is survived by one son, Greg (Cathy) Vitous of Kentland, IN; two grandchildren, Alex and Rachel Vitous of Kentland; and several nieces and nephews.

 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ella Case and Elsie Reder; two brothers, Ferdinand Reder and August Reder; and two sons, Mark Vitous and Mike Vitous.

Mrs. Vitous was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. She was an alumnus of Lakeview Nursing School in Danville. Leona was an avid Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling, especially with her family.

 

Funeral services will take place at 10:00 am on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka. Rev. Alex McNally will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Evergreen Park at 1:00 pm.

 

Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service, from 9:00-10:00 am on Friday.

 

The Baier Funeral Home in Watseka is in charge of arrangements.

 

Memorials may be made to Calvary Lutheran Church in Watseka.

 

Please share a memory of Leona at www.baierfuneralhome.com.

 

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Melvin Henry Seggebruch, 90 of Onarga

Melvin Henry Seggebruch, 90 of Onarga passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. He was born on December 19, 1929 in Onarga (Ash Grove Twp.), the son of Henry and Emilie (Hoppe) Seggebruch.

 

He married Marlene Marie Lubben on July 8, 1951 in Grand Prairie, TX and she survives. He is also survived by four sons, Duane “Dewey” Seggebruch of Milford, Les D. (Joann) Seggebruch of Cissna Park, Rod Seggebruch of Cissna Park, and B.R. (Beth) Seggebruch of Cissna Park; nine grandchildren; and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

He was preceded in death by his parents, ten siblings, and one daughter-in-law, Donna.

Mr. Seggebruch was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove all his life, where he held the positions as an Elder, Sunday School teacher, and many other capacities throughout the years. He Served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Melvin was also a member of the Cissna Park American Legion Post #527, the Holstein Dairy Association, Lakeview Country Club in Loda, and was on the Cissna Park school board for several years. He coached Little League, was a 4-H leader, enjoyed golfing, and farmed in the Cissna Park area for many years.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove. Rev. Tim Hahn will officiate. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Ash Grove with graveside military rites by Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.

 

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, as well as one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

 

Memorials may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church at Ash Grove or Cissna Park American Legion Post #527.

 

Please share a memory of Melvin at www.knappfuneralhomes.com

 

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Beatrice "Bea" LaVoie, 81, of LaHogue

Beatrice “Bea” LaVoie, 81, of LaHogue passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 at her home. She was born December 8, 1938 in Watseka, the daughter of Dorance M. and Ogreda (Gagnon) Tammen and they preceded her in death. She married Clarence “Ted” LaVoie on July 9, 1960 in Gilman and he preceded her in death on May 16, 2016.

 

She is survived by two daughters, Laurie LaVoie of LaHogue and Debbie (Gary) Kaper of Watseka; one granddaughter, Ashley M. (Sean) McQuinn of Watseka; two great-grandchildren, Shannon and Danielle McQuinn of Watseka; and three brothers, D.M. “Junior” Tammen Jr. of Gilman, Roy (Judy) Tammen of Rockford and Riley (Jody) Tammen of Atlanta, GA.

 

Mrs. LaVoie was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilman. Bea was a beautician and owned and operated Bea’s Beauty Shop in Piper City and later out of her own home. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, square dancing, floating in her swimming pool, wintering in Florida, and spending time with her family.

 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Life Church in Gilman. A private memorial service will be held at a later time at the Life Church in Gilman with Rev. James Harkins officiating.

 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

 

Arrangements are by the Knapp-Redenius Funeral Home in Gilman.

 

Please share a memory of Bea at knappfuneralhomes.com.

 

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