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Steven Lee Coon, 64, of Hoopeston, IL

 

 

Steven Lee Coon, 64, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 8:29 A.M. Friday October 28, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL. He was born April 11, 1958, in Danville, IL, the son of Donald and June (Pentecost) Coon.  

He is survived by three sons, Darin, Coty, and Damon Coon of all of Hoopeston, IL; one sister, Mychelle Coon of Hoopeston, IL; one brother, Tim (Darlene) Coon of Hoopeston, IL; five grandchildren, Ryder, Myles, Marley, Kingston, and Emmitt; several nieces and nephews; and his three dogs, Rocky, Buster, and Bubs. 

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

Steve worked as a mechanic at ConAgra Foods and later at Full-Fill Industries, until his retirement. He enjoyed bowling, racing stock cars, tinkering in his garage, and listening to old country music. 

Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held 10:00 A.M – 12:00 P.M. Thursday November 10, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The memorial service will follow the visitation and will begin at 12:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home, with Pastor Gary Milton officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Animal Rescue Team (H.A.R.T) 901 W. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

Richard Allen "Rich" Thompson, 81, of Hoopeston

Richard Allen “Rich” Thompson, 81, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:42 A.M. Friday October 28, 2022, at his home. He was born August 28, 1941, the son of Marvin Thompson and Audrey Mae (Mushrush) Carter. He married Linda K. Mason on December 4, 1971, at the Hoopeston United Methodist Church. She survives in Hoopeston. 

He is also survived by two sons, Richard W. (Glenda) Thompson of Wellington, IL and Michael A. (Robbin) Thompson of Metropolis, IL; one brother-in-law, Bruce (Cheryl) Mason of New Braden, MN; six grandchildren, Trenton, Rylee, Drake, Reese, Rome, and Miles Rue Thompson; and three nieces and nephews, Jeff Thompson, Angie Weaver, and Mike Jackson. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jerry L. Thompson and James E. Thompson. 

Rich worked at the Danville Correction Center. He later worked at the Hoopeston Post Office, did maintenance work at the Hoopeston Community Bank, and owned and operated Rich’s Lawn Care for over forty years. He loved being busy and was always working. Rich was a member of the Hoopeston United Methodist Church and was also a member of the Hoopeston Lions Club and the Olive Branch Lodge #38 in Danville.  

A visitation will be held 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. Wednesday November 2, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. Masonic rites will be held at 11:00 A.M. The funeral service will follow the visitation and will begin at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Pastor Kathy Murphy officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.  

Memorials in Rich’s honor may be made to the East Central Illinois Children’s Dyslexia Center, 109 W. North St. Danville, IL 61832. 

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Melvin R. Miles, 84, of rural Potomac

Melvin R. Miles, 84, of rural Potomac passed away Wednesday. October 26, 2022, at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer.

 

Mel was born at home July 6, 1938, to Russell and Etta Hargan Miles in Pilot Township. As one of eight children, Mel grew up working hard on the family farm and had many adventures with his three sisters and four brothers that he loved to tell his own family about! Mel was a proud graduate of Ellis Grade School and Armstrong Township High School class of 1957.

 

On August 26, 1961, Mel and Sara Prillaman of Rossville were united in marriage at the Rossville Methodist Church. The young couple lived in the Rossville & Penfield areas prior to moving to the Potomac countryside where they raised their family of four children: Doug, Dave, and “the twins,” Ellen & Martha.

 

Over the years, Mel worked in long-haul trucking, farming, and was a proud, loyal 47 year-member of the Local 841 Operating Engineers. He was well-respected

co-worker whose knowledge and skill were valued. The laborers loved seeing Mel working on a job because they knew their day just got a lot easier. After retirement, Mel enjoyed spending time with his family, including helping his sons get parts for trucks, working on building projects, sitting at the woods, rides on his Harley on the country back roads of the Potomac, Armstrong, and Penfield areas, and trips to Just Hamburgers in Paxton with anyone who would want to go with him. Mel enjoyed spending time with his Penfield buddies Chuck and Cora Massey, and Marshall Fairfield, along with childhood friends Duane Moore and John Frederickson and too many friends to mention.

 

Mel provided examples of resilience in overcoming life challenges and also a strong work ethic embraced by his children and grandchildren. Mel’s words of wisdom, sense of humor and colorful storytelling whether on the porch, the dining room table, or his chair provided numerous hours of fun and laughter for his family. His greatest joy, without a doubt, was just spending time with his family doing whatever.

 

Mel leaves behind many to cherish his memories: Sara, his wife of 61 years, children Douglas of Rossville, David (Jean) of Hope, Ellen (Monte) Howard of Potomac, and Martha (Pat) Beadle of Galena. Mel was blessed with grandchildren Hanea (Dustin)

 

Hicks, Zach Miles, Preston (Jenna) Miles, Jordan (Amy) Miles, Austin Miles, Clayton (Lacey) Miles, Dr. Rachel (Brady) Breymeyer, Jake Howard, Michael Beadle, & Brody Howard.  Four great-grandchildren brought additional fun and laughter: Harper, Miles, Colton, & Aubrey. Also surviving are siblings Bob Miles of Penfield, Linda Post of Houston, TX, & Harold Miles, Potomac and In-Laws Lenice Miles, Janet Miles, and John Masengale. Mel leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews who also benefitted from his humor and wisdom.

 

Preceding Mel in death are his parents, Russell & Etta, sisters Darlene Seaman and Donna Masengale; brothers Bud and Rich Miles; In-laws Don and Geraldine (Dick) Prillaman, brothers & sisters in-laws Don Seaman, Mary Miles, Richard Post, and Sue & John Johnson. Greeting him in heaven also include nephews Brian Masengale and Brant Miles.

 

Many thanks to our family and friends who provided anything and everything that was needed during Mel’s illness. Your love, kindness, and support will long be remembered and appreciated.

 

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 4, 2022, Potomac Community Building, 310 W. State Street, Potomac, Illinois.  The family has asked that you please wear casual attire in honor of Melvin.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or donor’s choice.  Burial will be held at a later date in the Potomac Cemetery.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac, to assist them in honoring Melvin’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on Melvin’s everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

Kenneth Parker, Jr., 84, of Hoopeston

Kenneth Parker, Jr., 84, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 2:33 A.M. Tuesday October 25, 2022, at Arcadia Care in Danville, IL. He was born September 3, 1938, in Hoopeston, IL, the son of Kenneth Parker Sr. and Dorothy (Devore) Parker.  

He is survived by one daughter, Lori Parker of Kankakee, IL; one son, Scott Parker of Braidwood, IL; two sisters, Judy Boucher of FL and Mary Ford of Hoopeston, IL; one brother, Jim (Connie) Staton of Hoopeston, IL; one sister-in-law, Coleen Parker of FL; 2 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Jerry Parker; and one brother-in-law, Larry Boucher. 

Kenneth worked as a self-employed roofer and later owned his own restaurant, Parker’s BBQ Pit in Florida. He attended the First Church of God in Hoopeston. He enjoyed making Indian jewelry, fishing, and cooking. 

Cremation rites will be accorded, and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday November 1, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL, with Pastor Carlos Sanchez officiating. No burial will be held. 

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

Mary E. Peters, 96, and Forest "Pete" W. Peters Jr., 98, of Hoopeston

Mary E. Peters, 96, of Hoopeston, passed away at 10:30 p.m. Thursday, October 15, 2020, at Heritage Health, in Hoopeston.  Forest “Pete” W. Peters Jr., 98, of Hoopeston, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, at Heritage Health, in Hoopeston. 

Mary was born on August 25, 1924, in Hoopeston, the daughter of Ed and Virginia (McCormick) Sheets.   Pete was born on August 27, 1923, in Hoopeston, Illinois, the son of Forest and Elma (Unger) Peters Sr.  They were married on August 3, 1942, in Missouri.

The are survived by one daughter- Jinnie (Don) Johnson of Aledo, Illinois; two sons- Jon Peters of Laguna Vista, Texas and Joe (Tami Carter) Peters of Hoopeston, Illinois; seven grandchildren- Jami (Travis) Bohy, Jill (Nate) Baker, Judie Summarell, Dan (Clodagh) Peters, Derek Johnson, Jerod (Betsy) Peters and Jeff (Amanda Lee) Peters; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pete and Mary both graduated from Hoopeston High School.  They will be remembered as loving parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and friends. A couple who loved the family farm, the Texas lake house, fishing, football pools, lottery tickets, gardening, cooking, sporting events, pool time, the famous gator and red convertible rides, but let’s not forget a sausage biscuit or donut every morning at 9:00 am sharp. Many fun memories and stories were told around the kitchen table, along with meals, and many competitive card games that will never be forgotten. Amazing times we will cherish forever.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held at 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the family farm, 14548 E. 3800 N. Rd. Hoopeston, IL 60942.

According to their wishes cremation rites were accorded.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Bismarck-Henning Rossville-Alvin Athletic Department.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston, to assist them in honoring Pete and Mary’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on their everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

John H. Decker, 57, of St. Joseph

 

John H. Decker, 57, of St. Joseph, passed away at 9:16 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2022, at his home.

John was born on January 7, 1965, in Hoopeston, Illinois, the son of Alta Compton.  He was previously married to Kathy Decker.

He is survived by one daughter- Tiffany Lynn (Joseph Smoteck) Decker of Katy, Texas; one sister- Barbara Brewster- of Hoopeston; uncle- Leonard Compton of Hoopeston; special cousin- Terry and Trudy Compton of St. Joseph; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his mother, maternal grandparents-Lee Howard and Clea Compton, four uncles- Steven, Jep, Jim and Daniel Compton and one aunt- Shirley Bogard.

John graduated from Hoopeston Area High School.  He worked for the State of Illinois, as the caretaker for the Salt Kettle Rest Area, in Oakwood.  He enjoyed coin collecting, fine arts, being a gemologist and spending his time with his dog.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 27, 2022, at Floral Hill Cemetery, with Terry Compton officiating.  Memorials may be made in John’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home, in Hoopeston to assist them in honoring John’s life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

 

Bonnie Kay Moore, 65, of Hoopeston

Bonnie Kay Moore, 65, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at her home on Sunday October 23, 2022. She was born August 27, 1957, in Danville, IL, the daughter of Robert and Dovie May (Cross) Irvin. She married Richard Allen Moore in Quincy, IL, in April 1981. He survives in Hoopeston. 

She is also survived by 7 daughters, Tonya (BJ) Edwards of Hoopeston, IL, Angie (Tom) Fugate of Rantoul, IL, Myrna Moore of Hoopeston, IL, Carrie (Nathan) Konieczki of Danville, IL, Vickie (Floyd) William of Houston, TX, Sherri (Leonard) Yazzie of Saginaw, TX, and Lori Nelson of Hoopeston, IL; three sisters, Sheila Hardwick, Elaine (Todd) Crose, and Donna (Paul) Strawser; one brother, Nathan (Kelly) Irvin; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Robert Irvin and Milton Irvin; and her grandparents. 

Bonnie worked in dietary. She then worked at Bell Helmet until her retirement and later in housekeeping at Hoopeston Hospital. Her hobbies included camping and knitting, and she liked Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop, and Elvis. 

Per her wishes, she will be cremated. A visitation will be held 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Thursday October 27, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. A private burial will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Multi Agency, 206 S. First St., Hoopeston, IL 60942 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

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Arthur Robert "Art" Murray, 91, of Milford

Arthur Robert “Art” Murray, 91, of Milford passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at his home in Milford. He was born on September 16, 1931, in Pierce City, MO, the son of Arthur R. and Rebecca (Hadley) Murray. He married Phyllis Hagebusch in Pierce City, MO on September 16, 1951.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis Murray of Milford, Art is survived by two sons, Rob (Janice) Murray of Milford and Chris (Lisa) Murray of Ballwin, MO; two daughters, Lori Murray of Villa Grove, IL and Carol Murray of Kittanning, PA; eleven grandchildren, Erin Koehn, Megan (Esteban) Rosas, Molly (James) Roth, Kathleen (Claude) Wilson, Amanda Murray, Rowdy (Bailey) Murray, Robin Murray, Alissa Murray, Kaitlan Murray, Colin Murray, and Ryan Murray; nine great-grandchildren, Lucas, Nathan, Landon, and Sean Koehn, Benito Rosas, Divya, Riyadh, and Isaac Wilson, Annalise Miller, and 3 more great-grandchildren coming soon; and one sister, Ruth Etta Buchner of Eagle Rock, MO.

Art was preceded in passing by both of his parents.

Mr. Murray served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He then worked for IBM for almost ten years. Art purchased Citizens State Bank in 1969 and has continued to run it ever since with his family, where he stayed actively involved.

Art was a member of the Milford United Methodist Church, loved playing golf, and was proudly involved in countless projects over the years benefiting the Milford area. He was the first president and a founding member of what is now called, the Community Bankers Association of Illinois.

Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm on Monday, October 24, 2022, at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 25, 2022, at Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Pastor Darla Holden and Pastor Jerry Parker will officiate. Burial will follow at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland. Graveside military rites will be provided by Watseka American Legion Post #23 and Iroquois County VFW Post #7450.

Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospice, Milford United Methodist Church, or Angel’s Closet.

Please share a memory of Art at knappfuneralhomes.com.

John Arthur Stevens, 79, of Hoopeston

John Arthur Stevens, 79, of Hoopeston, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Monday, October 17, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.  Cremation rites have been accorded and family services will be held at a later date.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring John's life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

Alta Jean (Pugh) Allen, 91, of Cissna Park

Alta Jean (Pugh) Allen, 91, of Cissna Park passed away on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at Heritage Health in Hoopeston, IL. She was born on December 30, 1930, in Indiana, the daughter of Floyd and Rachel (Stuart) Pugh. She married Charles A. Allen at Antioch Church of Christ, Rossville, IL on June 30, 1957, and he preceded her in death on 3/16/2019. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and sister – Juanita Peterson.

Surviving are two daughters, Denise (Dennis) Mann of Monmouth, and Lisa (Brad) Breymeyer of Cissna Park; five grandchildren, Jacob (Beth) Mann, Bolivar, MO; Erin (Kevin) Chankin, Chicago; Brice (Heidi) Breymeyer, Onarga; Brandt (Brielle) Breymeyer, Milford; and Brooks (Josey) Breymeyer, Cissna Park; eight great-grandchildren, Taylor Mann, Keighan Mann, Madison Chankin, Mason Chankin, and Braxton Breymeyer, Bree Breymeyer, Briggs Breymeyer and Brittlyn Breymeyer. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and their extended families, and many lifelong friends.

Mrs. Allen was a registered nurse who served her patients with love and compassion. Alta was known for her wonderful meals, and great love of her family and friends, especially her husband.

She was a member of the Goodwine United Methodist Church until it’s closure, and then joined the Milford United Methodist Church. She loved bowling, playing cards, but mostly spending time with her friends, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was active in the Cissna Park American Legion Auxiliary, church and school programs, an election judge and worked at many Bloodmobiles.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park with a visitation one hour prior from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. There will also be a visitation on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park. Burial will be at Amity Cemetery in Goodwine.

Memorials may be made to the Milford United Methodist Church, Cissna Park Fire Department or the Cissna Park American Legion Auxiliary.

Barbara Kay Blackwell, 70, of Hoopeston

Barbara Kay Blackwell, 70, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 2:39 P.M. Monday October 17, 2022, at her home. She was born April 7, 1952, in Benton County, IN, the daughter of Raymond and Wilma (Hicks) Langellier. She married Steve Blackwell on June 24, 1970, at the Prairie Green Church of Christ. He survives in Hoopeston. 

She is also survived by one daughter, Amy (Brad) Pickett of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Craig (Kristi) Blackwell of Hoopeston, IL; three sisters, Gloria Henthorn of Danville, IL, Donna Caspers of Rankin, IL, and Sue Langellier of Watseka, IL; two brothers, Ray (Nancy) Langellier of Wellington, IL and Ronnie Langellier of Stockland, IL; grandchildren, Ryan (Madison) Pickett, Madeline Pickett, Meadow Blackwell and Alex’s widow, Taylor Pickett; great-grandchildren, Kennedy and Wrenley Pickett; many nieces and nephews; and her special lifelong friend, Penny Wilken. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Betty; five sisters-in-law, Frances, Rose, Mary Lou, Marge, and Nancy; six brothers, Delmar, Morris, Gordon, Lewis, Lloyd, and Jerry Langellier; two brothers-in-law, Raymond Henthorn and Jim Caspers; and two grandchildren, Sydni Blackwell and Alex Pickett. 

Barbara cleaned houses and later became a home health care provider. She was a member of the Milford Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, working outside in her flowers, and collecting many items. Barbara especially enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren and was always there to help others. 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Monday October 24, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday October 25, 2022, at the funeral home with Pastor Brent Zastrow officiating. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston. 

Memorials may be made to the Arc of Iroquois County, 700 E. Elm St., Watseka, IL 60970, or Iroquois Memorial Hospice, 200 Laird Lane, Watseka, IL 60970. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

Barry Lee Hamilton, 79, of Collison

Barry Lee Hamilton, 79, of Collison, passed away at 2:51 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2022, at Carle Foundation Hospital, in Urbana.

Barry was born on September 25, 1943, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Robert L. and Joyce (Johnson) Hamilton.  He married Janice Kusinski, on July 9, 1966, and shared 48 years together.  She preceded him in death on May 12, 2015.

He is survived by his daughter, Theresa Hamilton of Rifle, Colorado; son Sam Hamilton of Grand Junction, Colorado; granddaughter Alyssa Hamilton; brother Lindsey R. (Peggy) Hamilton of San Jose, California; sister Abby (Art) Frank of Lakewood, Colorado; and two nephews Eric & Chad Frank.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.

Barry graduated from Kent School, in Kent, Connecticut in 1962.  He was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army, serving from 1966 to 1969. He and his family moved to Savoy, IL in 1970 where he worked for Motorola in Champaign. He was a farmer for most of his life working the family farm in Collision. After moving to Colorado, he worked as an environmental consultant.  Barry loved tinkering and building things. He became an excellent, self-taught woodworker and machinist. He had a passion for flying, became a pilot and was a Captain in the Illinois Civil Air Patrol. Barry was a computing genius and loved the environment - his focus was water conservation, especially during his time in Colorado. He had German Shepherds all of his life, and rescued two - Guy and Marco.

A Celebration of Life Open House will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 19, 2022, at 2609 E. 2250 North Rd. Fithian, IL 61844.  According to his wishes cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorials may be made to Eastern Illinois Food Bank.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Barry’s life.    Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:   www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.

William (Bill) Adrian Prather, 91, of Hoopeston

William (Bill) Adrian Prather, 91, of Hoopeston, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2022, at home.  He was born in Greenfield, IL, on May 6, 1931.  William married Dorothy Pruitt on November 4,1956, and she preceded him in death on January 25, 2022.  They were married for 65 years and together they raised five children, Mike Wood, Roger (Vickie) Wood, William “Clyde” Prather, Mary (Gale) Free, and Jim (Terri) Prather. They had 12 grandchildren, Danny, Andy, Adam, Nick, Darren, Eric, Tyler, Katy, Katie, Jeni, Kari, and Leah and enjoyed spoiling them and his 8 great grandchildren. 

 

In addition to his wife, Bill was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Mike and Roger Wood; one son-in-law, Gale Free; two sisters, Marcella and Clydena; and two brothers, Stuart and Larry. 

 

William was a proud Korean War Veteran and worked for 50 years as a union carpenter.  He spent most of his time working for Silver Brothers Construction during his career.  He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and all-around outdoorsman.  His greatest joy came from spending countless hours with his kids while taking them fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting, and spending time at his parent’s farm in Greene County, IL.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.  He loved teaching them anything they wanted to learn and telling them stories from his childhood.  He always sent them home with a “Love you, miss you, bye” and a blown kiss.  

Bill took pride in being a hard worker and instilled this in his children.  He took great pride in his home and yard.  He and Dorothy worked hard to have the prettiest flowers in town.  Bill would give anyone a friendly wave and was known for his mischievous smile.  He will be missed by many. 

 

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Wednesday October 19, 2022, at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, with Rev. Earl Eells officiating. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to IMH Hospice, 200 Laird Lane, Watseka, IL 60970. 

 

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Margaret Ann Delva, 77, of Terre Haute, IN,

Margaret Ann Delva, 77, of Terre Haute, IN, passed away at 4:30 A.M. Thursday October 13, 2022, at her home. She was born October 11, 1945, in Hoopeston, IL, the daughter of Roy and Grace (Obenland) Houser, Sr.  

She is survived by her significant other, Butch Baker of Paris, IL; two daughters, Tammie Baker of Terre Haute, IN and Dollie (Carl) Staley of Sparta, TN; three sons, Carl (Rosemary) Houser of Hoopeston, IL, Terry (Toni) Clayburn of Fayetteville, AR, and Robbert (Christine) Clayburn of Terre Haute, IN; one brother, Fred Houser of Livingston, TN; 21 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; three siblings, Roy, Betty, and Nelly; and one nephew, John Houser.  

Margaret was a homemaker. In previous years, she attended the First Baptist Church in Danville, IL. She enjoyed cooking and playing cards and board games. 

A visitation will be held 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Thursday October 20, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday October 21, 2022, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL. 

Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

Glenda A. Krumwiede, 76 of Cissna Park

Glenda A. Krumwiede, 76 of Cissna Park passed away October 13, 2022, peacefully at home after enduring a long battle with Alzheimer’s during which she never gave up on loving life and the people around her. She was born on January 29, 1946 in Watseka, a daughter of Glenn and Mary Jane (Rudin) Egolf. Glenda married Richard “Rich” Krumwiede in Ash Grove on August 4, 1963. Her husband was her rock and he cared for her until the end.

Survivors include her husband, Rich Krumwiede of Cissna Park; two sons, Troy (Tiffanie) Krumwiede of Watseka and Rex (Cindy) Krumwiede of Mahomet; four grandchildren, Lauren Krumwiede, J.R. (Stephanie) Krumwiede, Kate Krumwiede, and Erin Krumwiede; two great grandchildren, August and Marley Krumwiede; two brothers, Ron (Jayne) Egolf of Claytonville and Russell (Marilyn) Egolf of Deer Creek; two sisters, Beth (Dave) Baier of Cissna Park and Dawn (Kirk) Wilson of Highlands Ranch, CO.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Ryan Egolf; one sister, Carol Bauer; one brother in law, Aaron Bauer; one nephew, Eric Bauer; and one niece, Janice Bauer.

She was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Ash Grove. Glenda worked at Cissna Park News for many years and wrote the well known “Glenda’s Gleanings”. She was a successful licensed realtor.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ash Grove with Rev. Michael Ruhlig officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Ash Grove.

Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service at church, from 9:00 – 11:00 am.

Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park.

Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church - Ash Grove, St. John Lutheran School – Buckley, or St. Paul Lutheran School – Woodworth.

Please share a memory of Glenda at knappfueranlhomes.com.

 

Melisa Mae Butler, 56, of Danville

Melisa Mae Butler, 56, of Danville, IL, went to be with the Lord at 1:12 P.M. Monday October 10, 2022, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville, IL. 

A visitation will be held 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Thursday October 13,  2022, at Faith Baptist Church, 920 Warrington Ave, Danville, IL.  The funeral service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Friday October 14, 2022, at Faith Baptist Church with Pastor Allen Rudie officiating. Burial will follow in Oakhill Cemetery in Danville, IL. 

Memorials may be made to Faith Baptist Church, 920 Warrington Ave., Danville, IL 61832.

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

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston is handling the arrangements. 

 

Scott David Peterson, 57, of Hoopeston

Scott David Peterson, 57, of Hoopeston, IL, passed away at 9:02 A.M. Thursday October 6, 2022, at his home. He was born February 13, 1965, in Monroe, LA, the son of (Ret.) Col. Jerry D. and Karen (Ross) Peterson. They survive in Niceville, FL. He married Casey McAllister on March 16, 2018, in Danville, IL and she survives in Hoopeston, IL. 

He is also survived by five daughters, Crystal and Natasha Peterson of Glossop, UK, Samantha and Bailey Konow of Hoopeston, IL, and Cloé Peterson of Hoopeston, IL; one son, Cole Peterson of Hoopeston, IL; two sisters, Wendy Peterson of Niceville, FL and Jenny (Paul) Houghtaling of Erie, CO; one granddaughter, Makenna Strawser of Hoopeston, IL; and one niece, Abby Houghtaling of Erie, CO. 

Scott most recently worked at KIK in Danville as a line mechanic. He served four years in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoyed going to garage sales, collecting Coca-Cola memorabilia, swimming, and spending time at the beach. He also enjoyed hanging out with family and friends. 

Per his wishes, he will be cremated. A celebration of life will be held with family in Florida at a later date. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

John L. Smock, 91, of Pharr, TX, formerly of Rossville

John Leland Smock, 91, of Pharr, TX, formerly of Rossville, IL, passed away at 5:20 P.M. Monday October 3, 2022, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX. He was born February 28, 1931, at home in Rossville, IL, the son of Harold Odum and Gladys (Cooper) Smock.  

John attended Rossville schools, graduating in 1949. He then joined the United States Army, serving in Korea from January 1952-1954. After the service, he attended Barber School in Decatur, IL, and later met and married Dolores Jane Beck on March 25, 1956. After returning from their honeymoon, John and Dolores moved to Rossville where he barbered with Cy Tuggle. He worked as a barber for 25 years before his retirement and later worked at American Can in Hoopeston. He and his wife, Dolores, had two children, Kathy and John C. “Chuck”, and together they enjoyed 40 years of marriage before her passing. He later married Shirley P. Wiederstein in 1998 and they resided in Pharr, TX.  

While living in Rossville, John was a member of Antioch Church of Christ. He had many hobbies which included riding motorcycles, watching golf, dancing, and woodworking. He also enjoyed traveling, going out to eat, and most of all, spending time with his family.  

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Michael) Young of Hoopeston, IL; daughter-in-law, Tara Smock of Arab, AL; one sister, Mary Stillwell of Cocoa Beach, FL; two brothers, James T. “Jack” Smock of Danville, IL, formerly of Rossville, IL, and Larry (Kenna Jean) Smock of Rossville, IL; one sister-in-law, Sue Smock of Alvin, IL; four grandchildren, Tiffany (Matthew) Cox of Arab, AL, John T. (Sarah) Smock of Arab, AL, Eliza (Derek) Compton of Hoopeston, IL, and Amelia Young (Andrew Prattis) of Hoopeston, IL; eleven great-grandchildren, Madeline, Aubrey, Lincoln, Dahlia, Augustus, Cayden, Peyton, Gabbi, Mark, Mike, and Jax; and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Dolores; his second wife, Shirley; his son, John C. “Chuck” Smock; two sisters, Beatrice Scott and Ethel Roach; three brothers, Donald, Harold Lloyd, and Gordon Smock; two sisters-in-law, MaryBelle Smock and Donna Smock; three brothers-in-law, Tom Scott, Robert Compton, and Charles Roach and one great-grandson, Holden James Irons.  

Per his wishes, cremation rites will be accorded. A visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:30 A.M. Saturday October 15, 2022, at Anderson Funeral Home 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL. Military rites will be accorded by the Hoopeston American Legion Post #384. A private family burial will be held at a later date. 

Memorials may be made in John’s memory to the Cunningham Children’s Home, P.O. Box 878, Urbana, IL 61803 or to a cancer center of the donor’s choice. 

Please visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com

Jeffery Alan Parkerson, 61, of Potomac

 

Jeffery Alan Parkerson, 61, of Potomac, passed away at 3:41 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2022, at Country Health Care and Rehab, in Gifford.

Jeff was born on April 13, 1961, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Jack and Glenna (Cloud) Parkerson.  He married Vicki Bussard on October 9, 1982, in Penfield, Illinois.  She survives.  Jeff and Vicki would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary next week. 

He is also survived by one daughter- Tori (Kate) Gerth of Potomac; one son- Buddy (Sara) Parkerson of Penfield; seven grandchildren- Gavin, Tinley and Brynn Parkerson, Braxton, Kennedy and Jaxson Gerth and Lyndee Williamson; one brother- Mike (Diane) Parkerson of Gifford; two sisters- Sherry (Jim) Weedman of Columbia, Tennessee and Lisa Parkerson of Thompson’s Station, Tennessee; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law- Bud Bussard.

Jeff graduated from Rantoul Township High School, in 1979.  He has worked for the last 22 years as a tree trimmer for Wrights Tree Service.  He previously worked at Caradco for 20 years.  Jeff was a proud member of Local #51.  He enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing with his brother and spending time with his grandchildren.  Jeff loved to socialize with everyone while he was driving around on his golf cart. 

A Celebration of Life Open House will begin at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, 2022, at the Potomac Community Building, 310 W. State Street, Potomac, Illinois, with a remembrance service beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The family has asked that you please wear casual clothing or your favorite camouflage or Harley Davidson wear in honor of Jeff.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Jeff's name to Armstrong-Potomac Athletics.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Jeff's life.  Condolences may be shared with the family on his everlasting memorial page at:  www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.   

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