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ACHINGER, Charles W., Sr.
SPRING VALLEY, ILLINOIS: Charles W. "Whitey" Achinger Sr., 62, died March 13, 1999 at his home. He was born October 3, 1936 in Spring Valley to Harry and Edith Lolli Achinger. He is survived by a son, Charles Jr. of Okinawa; two daughters, Deborah Achinger of Lisle, and Mrs. Rod (Lynn) Craig of Carmel, IN; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Wilda) Brolley of Oaklawn; and a granddaughter. Burial was at Valley Memorial Park with arrangements by Barto Funeral Home.

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AGATHER, Frederic
LaGRANGE, ILLINOIS: Frederic Agather, 39, died June 1, 1969 in Vietnam. He was born July 2, 1929. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy, and was a Lieutenant Colonel and specialist in Russian affairs. He was an Army attache in Russia prior to being sent to Vietnam as a G-2 adviser to the U.S. Army 2nd Corps. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Pepich Agather; a daughter, Kristen; two sons, Stephen and Martin; and his mother, Mrs. Frederick A. Agather of Sauk Rapids, MN. Services were held at St. John's Lutheran Church in LaGrange. Interment was at Benton Cemetery in Sauk Rapids with arrangements by Hallowell and James Funeral Home.

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AHLDEN, Helen
WATSEKA, ILLINOIS: Helen Ahlden, 90, died January 19, 1982. She was born July 10, 1891 to Frederick and Emma Redeker DeLahr. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Woodworth. Survivors include two sons, Clarence of Watseka, and Wilbert of Onarga; three daughters, Norma Fischer, Esther Marshall and Helen Harms, all of Watseka; two sisters, Mary Rehborg of Watseka, and Millie Pfeifer of Chicago Heights; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Heinrich Ahlden; two sons; a daughter; a brother; and four sisters. Services were held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Burial was at the church cemetery under the direction of Segur-Knapp Funeral Home.

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ANKER, Charles
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Charles M. Anker, 88, died March 12, 1968. He was born July 6, 1879 to John F. and Sophia Knox Anker.He was a retired bakery shop operator, and was in the bakery business for over 50 years. He was a member of St. James Methodist Church, and once attended church for 10 years without missing a Sunday. He enjoyed woodworking and raising flowers. He is survived by a son, Carl, of Danville; two daughters, Miss Rea Anker, and Mrs. Donald (Velma) Jones of Tempe, AZ; 5 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Church Anker; a daughter; a sister; and two brothers. Burial was at Jones Grove Cemetery with arrangements by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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ATHERTON, Agathel
OLMSTED, ILLINOIS: Agathel Atherton, 74, died August 25, 1983 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born January 18, 1909 in Olmsted to John W. and Belle Corzine Ervin. She was a member of the Olmsted Pentecostal Church. Survivors include a son, James Atherton of Elgin; a daughter, Norma Lee Atherton of Olmsted; four sisters, Anna Luton, Mae Goins, Ethel Rhude and Dorothy Miller; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson. She was predeceased by her husband, John Atherton. Interment was at the Mound City National Cemetery under the direction of Crain Funeral Home. Note: One record lists her date of birth as January 8, 1909.

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ATHERTON, Ruth
VILLA RIDGE, ILLINOIS: Ruth Atherton, 89, died November 15, 1988 at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, MO. She was born July 22, 1899 in Palmersville, TN to Dr. R.M. and Martha McWaerter Biggs. She was a retired secretary for the Illinois Central Railroad. She attended Mounds United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Magnolia Garden Club and the American Legion Auxiliary, in which she served as past president and district director. She was also past president of the Mound Women's Club and a former member of the Villa Ridge Home Bureau Unit. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Mike Hogendobler of Villa Ridge; 4 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh Lee Atherton. Interment was at the Mound City National Cemetery. Note: One record lists her maiden name as Diggs.

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AUGUSTITIS, Sophie
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Sophie Augustitis, 84 died November 11, 2003 at Oak Terrace Nursing Home. She was born March 23, 1919 in Springfield to Leo and Josephine Yezdauskus Meiron. She was a member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Survivors include two sons, Joseph (Tammy) Augustitis of Springfield, and William (Marilyn) Augustitis of Monmouth Beach, NJ; 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; a great-grandchild; her nieces and nepehews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Joseph Augustitis; an infant son, John Michael; her parents; a sister, Amelia Skade-DePatie; and four brothers, Leo, John, Pete and Bill Meiron. Services were held at St. Katharine Drexel Parish at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery under the direction of Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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BAGGOTT, Emma
ANNA, ILLINOIS: Emma C. Baggott, 83, died December 2, 2001. She was born March 12, 1918 in Union County to Arthur E. and Fannie Day Gibbs. She was a licensed real estate broker, and owned Twin County Realty in Union County for over 20 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She is survived by three daughters, Betty Sharp of Jonesboro, IL, and Linda Pender and Gayle Fox, both of Anna; two brothers, Wilburn Gibbs of Jonesboro, and Walter Gibbs of Alto Pass; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde C. Baggott; an infant son; three brothers; a sister; and a great-grandson. Burial was at Casper Cemetery under the direction of Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home.

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BALDWIN, Charles R.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Charles R. Baldwin died January 23, 1958. He was born March 19, 1882 to Peter and Charity Ellen Tash Baldwin. Survivors include a son, Ralph, of Danville; and two daughters, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI, and Athelene Earl of Danville. Burial was at Songer Cemetery with arrangements by Barrick and Sons Funeral Home.

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BALDWIN, Ralph L.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Ralph L. "Baldy" Baldwin, 71, died September 27, 1997. He was born September 12, 1926 to Charles and Rose Marie Johnson Baldwin. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, and enjoyed bowling and fishing. He was survived by his wife, L. Rose Thomas Baldwin; three sons, Ralph L. (Susan) Baldwin, Jr. of Glendale, AZ, and Ronald D. (Julie) Baldwin and Russell A. (April) Baldwin, all of Georgetown; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI, and Betty Hand of Ward, AR; 6 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by a son, Richard Lee Baldwin; two brothers; a sister; and a grandson, Robert Lee Baldwin. Burial with military honors was at Danville National Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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BALDWIN, Richard Lee
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Richard Lee Baldwin, 34, died January 2, 1993. He was born February 9, 1958 to Ralph L. and L. Rose Thomas Baldwin. He worked at Flex-N-Gate in Urbana, and attended the Hooton Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards, and bowling. He is survived by his wife, E. Catherine Campbell Baldwin; three children, Sandie L. (Michael) Shaw, Toni L. Clarkston, and Richard L. Clarkston, all of Danville; his parents; three brothers, Ralph L. Baldwin, Jr. (Susan) of Glendale, AZ, Ron D. (Julie) Baldwin of Georgetown, and Russell A. (April) Baldwin of Olivet; his nieces and nephews; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded by an infant son, Robert Lee Baldwin; and his grandparents. Services were held at Pape Memorial Home and Gardens. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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BALTUSIS, Alfonsas
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Alfonsas Baltusis, 81, died August 26, 2000. He was born November 16, 1918 in Pandelis, Lithuania to Romaldas and Veronica Cibinskas Baltusis. He came to St. Charles with his family in 1951. He retired from St. Charles Manufacturing Company after 32 years. He enjoyed woodworking and furniture restoration. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Valerija Baltusis; two daughters, Ruth (Patrick) Doyle and Jean (John) Jurkynas, both of St. Charles; three sisters, Adele Baltusis, Aldona Tvaskiene, and Ona Kuzmiekiene, all of Lithuania; a brother, Bronis Baltusis of Lithuania; and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Baltusis. Services were held at St. Patrick Church. Interment was at Union Cemetery under the direction of Norris Funeral Home.

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BAMOND, Eleanor
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Eleanor Madden Bamond died June 19, 2006 at Alden Des Plaines. She was born May 9, 1913 in Indianapolis, IN. She had a lifelong interest in painting. She and her late husband were former residents of Wilmette, IL. Survivors include a sister, Madelaine Madden Mode of Traverse City, MI; a brother, Dr. Robert Madden of Waterford, MI; and her friends. Arrangements were handled by Donnellan Family Funeral Services.

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BARABASH, John H.
MELROSE PARK, ILLINOIS: John H. Barabash, 80, died December 25, 1974. He was born October 4, 1895 in Austria. He was a band director, and was a member of the Chicago Federation of Musicians Local #10-208, the National Retired Teachers Association of Chicago, the American Legion, and the Ukrainian National Association. He had been living in New Port Richey, FL at the time of his passing. Survivors include his wife, Clara Barabash; a daughter, Mrs. Elva Johnson of Northbrook; and 2 grandchildren. Burial was at Forest Home Cemetery. Arrangements in Florida were handled by North Funeral Home.

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BARNES, Cahloia Ann
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Cahloia Ann Barnes, 53, died June 6, 2007. She was born May 23, 1954 to William "Bill" and Yvonne Graham Barnes. She worked as an X-ray developer at Springfield Imaging. She was a member of Southern View Chapel, and enjoyed music and bowling. She is survived by five sisters, Billie Jo Butcher of Circleville, OH, Gale (Loren) Ross of Capitan, NM, Shawn (Dennis) Janssen of Gillespie, Michelle (Alan) Jorgensen of Virden, and Jody (David) White of Denver, CO; her aunts and uncles; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Arthur Charles Barnes. Burial was at Union Chapel Cemetery with arrangements by Staab Funeral Home.

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BARNETT, Noble
O'FALLON, ILLINOIS: Noble T. Barnett, 79, died December 30, 2002. He was born September 2, 1923 in El Paso, AR to William and Irene Blassingame Barnett. He was a retired electrician for the City of North Little Rock, AR, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in North Little Rock. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Elsie Wright Barnett; a daughter, Jeanne (John) Dillaplain of O'Fallon; 3 grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters; and five brothers. Entombment was at Lake View Mausoleum in Fairview Heights under the direction of Lake View Funeral Home.

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BENAVIDES, Felipe
AURORA, ILLINOIS: Felipe Benavides, 85, died May 10, 2005 at Meadow Brook Manor in Naperville. He was born May 1, 1920 in Carrizo Springs, TX, to Carlos and Hortencia Benavides. He attended Holy Angels Catholic Church, and was a White Sox fan. Survivors include his wife, Maria Benavides; his children, Hector (Gloria) Benavides, Oralia "Lila" (John) Lehmann, Espiridion Benavides, Diana Balderas, and Elia (Hector) Balderas; a brother, Carlos Benavides, Jr; two sisters, Delores Silva and Tillie Andrade; 15 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nilda Benavides; his parents; and two brothers, Jose and Alejandro Benavides. Interment was at Lincoln Memorial Park under the direction of Dieterle Memorial Home.

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BENKITIS, John
HOOPPOLE, ILLINOIS: Janis "John" Benkitis, 69, died October 5, 2008 at his residence. He was born in Latvia on June 11, 1939 to Janis and Elza Benkitis. He was a retired maintenance worker at McLaughlin Body Co., and a U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed woodworking, and the company of his dog, Herky. He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Jim Nelson of Hooppole; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Berta and Arlyon Strike of DeKalb, and Sylvia and Don Smoot and Anna and Vernon Smoot, all of Sterling; a grandson; 5 step-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Emmert Benkitis; and his parents. Interment was at the Hooppole Cemetery under the direction of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services.

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BENNETT, Betty
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS: Betty Jane Bennett, 81, died October 28, 2007 at River Park Healthcare Center in Rock Island. She was born May 10, 1926 to Walter M. and Birdella A. Gadd Tappendorf. There are no known surviving relatives. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Rock Island under the direction of Hodgson Funeral Home.

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BENNETT, Hazel
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Hazel Bennett, 80, died November 5, 1996. She was born October 17, 1916 to James H. and Matilda Bennett. Burial was at St. John Cemetery under the direction of Herr Funeral Home.

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BIER, Bessie
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Bessie Bier died June 29, 1942. She was the wife of Morris; the mother of Joan and Lee; the daughter of Kathie and the late Leo Pasternak; and the sister of Julia Shargel, Celia Moskovitz, Bert and Dr. Erwin Pasternak. Interment was at the First Galician Aid Society Cemetery with arrangements by Gratch-Mandel Funeral Directors. Note: This cemetery may be a section of Waldheim Cemetery.

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BIERMA, Alice
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Alice B. Bierma, 97, died September 7, 2002 at Sunrise Manor in Virden. She was born October 20, 1904 in Auburn, NY to Fred and Annie Smith Jones. She had worked at Berwyn Memorial Hospital and Western Electric. She is survived by a son, Robert Bierma of Springfield; a daughter, Alice A. (William) Siria of Santa Clara, CA; 3 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bierma; and a son, Roy Edwin Bierma. Interment was at Oak Ridge Cemetery under the direction of Staab Funeral Home.

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BILKA, Lina
GALENA, ILLINOIS: Lina "Sis" Bilka, 78, died March 17, 2008. She was born November 8, 1929 in Wayne County, WV to Dennis Earl and Gertrude Marcum Parsons. Survivors include three daughters, Susan (Julio) Donis of Chicago, and Sheryl Rae (Jeff) Holder and Sharon (Gary) Lapidus, all of Galena; three brothers, Dennis Earl Parsons, Jr., Phillip Parsons, and James (Virginia) Parsons; 6 grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Bilka and Helen Steffek; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond "Pete" Bilka; her parents; a sister, Jewell King; and a brother, Dan Parsons. Interment was at St. Mary's Cemetery in Galena under the direction of Furlong Funeral Chapel.

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BILLIGHEIMER, Regina
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Regina Billigheimer, 77, died August 26, 1942. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pfeifer Billigheimer. She had a son, Albert. Interment was at Ezras Noduchim Cemetery under the direction of Palmer and Lauer Undertakers. Note: The cemetery mentioned may be a section of Silverman and Weiss Cemetery.

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BITTLE, Georgia
ALTO PASS, ILLINOIS: Georgia Bittle, 94, died November 14, 2001. She was born January 27, 1907 in Illmo, MO to William and Nora Abernathy Cruse. She was a retired schoolteacher and farmer. She attended the Congregational Church, and was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers' Association, the Alto Pass Community Friends, and the Alto Pass Cemetery Trust Fund Committee. She is survived by her nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Bittle; a sister; and three brothers. Services were held at the Congregational Church. Arrangements were handled by Lutz and Rendleman Funeral Home.

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BLASKO, Lorraine
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Lorraine C. Blasko, 87, died March 27, 2008. She was born in Minneapolis, MN on October 12, 1920 to Francis Xavier and Albertine Rhinehardt Montreuil. She attended St. Aloysius Catholic Church, and was a member of the Altar Society and the Rosary Society, in addition to being a member and past president of the Knights of Columbus Ladies' Auxiliary #4175. Survivors include four sons, Joseph Lee Blasko of Donnellson, and Michael, John, and David Blasko, all of Petersburg; three daughters, Theresa Nash of Springfield, Kathleen Blasko of Rochester, and Diana Trader of Petersburg; a sister, Pearl Casey of Atlanta, GA; 10 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Blasko; a brother, Lawrence W. Montreuil; two sisters, Beatrice McCarthy and Irene Bergtold; and her parents. Services were held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Interment was at Camp Butler National Cemetery under the direction of Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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BLAUDOW, Ralph
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Ralph Blaudow, 92, died April 24, 2004. He was born March 1, 1912 to Adolph and Anna C. Wenzlaff Blaudow. He operated a livestock trucking business for many years. He and his wife also ran the Blaudow Standard Station and Bessie's Coffee Shop. He was a member of the American Legion, a life member of the Moose, and was a gateman at the UI Memorial Stadium for over 40 years. He attended the United Methodist Church of Seymour. He is survived by two sons, Richard Blaudow and Randy Blaudow, both of Peoria; a sister, Wilma Lovellette of Nashville, TN; 3 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Rhoades Blaudow; eight sisters; and a brother. Services were held at Morgan Memorial Home. Burial was at Bailey Cemetery.

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BLOOMFIELD, Lem
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Lem Bloomfield, 84, died February 12, 1972. He was born November 11, 1887 to William and Melissa Kimball Bloomfield. He came from a pioneer family of Vermilion County. He was a retired coal miner and farmer. He attended the Assembly of God Church, and was a 40-year member of the Men's Bible Class. Survivors include two sons, Clarence Bloomfield of Phoenix, AZ, and Oscar (Bud) Bloomfield of Danville; four daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Marsh of Danville, Mrs. Theodore (Ruby) White of Barstow, CA, Mrs. Wilford (Emma) Johnson of Phoenix, AZ, and Mrs. James (Ida) McGill of Pentland, OR; a brother, Ross Bloomfield of Munice; 26 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two wives, Mary Ethel Smith and Laura Rothenberger; three brothers; a sister; and a daughter. Burial was at Newtown Cemetery with arrangements by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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BOAS, Joan
HILLSBORO, ILLINOIS: Joan Agnes Boas, 85, died May 15, 2012 at Montgomery Nursing and Rehab in Taylor Springs. She was born March 3, 1927 in Coffeen, IL to Guy and Josephine Agnes Tilling Sherer. She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Coffeen, where she was a member of the Altar Society, and was also a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro. She is survived by her children, Judy Burleson (Glen) of Litchfield, David Boas of Hillsboro, Jane Schmidt (Randy) of Pittsboro, IN, and Janet Crowley (Tim) of Sewell, NJ; a brother, Russell Sherer of Peoria; 4 grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. She was preceded in by her husband, Henry M. Boas; two brothers, Robert Sherer and Dale Sherer; and a sister, Mary Alice Schrock. Services were held at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Hillsboro. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery in Coffeen under the direction of Bass Patton Dean Funeral Home.

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BOROWSKI, Helen
MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS: Helen Florence Borowski, 91, died October 4, 2009 in Mount Carroll. She was born September 28, 1918 in Marianna, PA to Anthony and Demicella Shvdines Barkus. She worked at Mars Candy Company with 38 years of service, and had also worked as a housekeeper and nanny. She was a former residenct of Cicero and North Hillside, IL. Survivors include three sisters, Magdelina Barkus, Aldonna Willison, and Mary Provenzo, all of Michigan; 3 step-grandchildren; two step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was living with a great-niece at the time of her passing. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Francis Borowski; a sister, Anna Palapa; and three brothers, Charles, Albert, and Paul Barkus. Cremation arrangements were handled by Law Jones Funeral Home. Inurnment was at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Hillside, IL.

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BOULTON, Dr. Stanton
TOWANDA, ILLINOIS: Dr. Stanton S. Boulton, 80, died October 26, 1954 at Brokaw Hospital in Normal. He was born February 28, 1874 in Palmyra to Edward and Mary Ellen Griswold Boulton. He was a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, and did his pre-med studies at Harvard University. He worked at the State Bank of Towanda for 27 years, and also practiced medicine in Hudson and Towanda. He was a member of the Brokaw Hospital staff. He served on the village board for a decade, and on the school board for 15 years. He was a Mason and Shriner. He was a member of the American Medical Association for over 50 years, and was also a member of the McLean County Medical Association. He attended Hudson Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Belle Hazenwinkle Cass Boulton; a daughter, Betty Christopher; a stepdaughter, Mrs. H.W. Jerry of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Winona Miller of Palmyra; 2 grandchildren; and 3 step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother. Services were held at the Methodist Church in Towanda. Burial was at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery by Beck Memorial Home. Note: One record lists him as being at Oakwood Cemetery, and another lists his wife's maiden name as Hasenwinkle.

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BOYD, Otto
WILLOW HILL, ILLINOIS: Otto A. "Junior" Boyd, 71, died September 10, 2001 at Crawford Memorial Hospital in Robinson, IL. He was born September 2, 1930 in Willow Hill Township, Jasper County, IL to Aaron and Rosa Hart Boyd. He was a retired construction worker with Local #1280, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed coon hunting. He is survived by his wife, Judy Livingston; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Cindy and George Skinner, and Patsy and Scott Plummer; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Bernadine and Wes Jones, Hazel and Cleon Culp, and Esther Gordon; a sister-in-law, Norma Boyd; a brother-in-law, Martin Culp; 4 grandchildren; a great-grandson; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Irene Culp; and four brothers, Eugene, Louis, and James Boyd and Robert Hart. Interment with military honors was at White Oak Cemetery under the direction of Pulliam Funeral Home.

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BOZANOVS, Mikelis
OGLESBY, ILLINOIS: Mikelis Bozanovs, 93, died April 2, 2007 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. He was born in Latvia on May 15, 1913. He came to the U.S. in 1951, and was a retired kiln burner at Marquette Cement. He was a veteran of the Latvian Army. Survivors include a son, Ivars (Roberta) Bozanovs of Oglesby; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Antonia Lomanovski Bozanovs. Interment was at St. Vincent Cemetery in LaSalle with arrangements by Prey-Mueller Funeral Home.

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BRADLEY, Imogene
RALEIGH, ILLINOIS: Imogene Bradley, 83, died July 19, 2008. She was born July 4, 1925 in Johnson County to Samuel S. and Blanche Marie Vinson Harris. She had worked for McDonald Hatchery, and she and her husband formerly operated a greenhouse. She was a member of Mount Pleasant Social Brethren Church. Family members include two daughters, Sue Reid Reiniche (Terry) of Chattanooga, TN, and Judy Reid Smith (Ron) of Eldorado; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Gail Harris and Sam and Alma Jean Harris; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Anna Mae Cutrell and Virginia and Charles Malone; 4 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert "Jim" Bradley; her parents; and a brother, Shelby Harris. Burial was at the Masonic Cemetery by Sloan Funeral Home.

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BRAHMSTADT, Wayne
GENOA, ILLINOIS: Wayne Joseph Brahmstadt, 3, died February 3, 1955 at the Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. He was born February 1, 1952 to George W. and Florence Busch Brahmstadt. He was survived by his parents; three brothers, George, Jr., Louis, and Clifford; three sisters, Shirley, Valerie Jean, and Ruth; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Busch of Maple Park, and Mrs. Minnie Brahmstadt of York, NE. Services were held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Catherine Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home.

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BRANDT, Viola
PEORIA, ILLINOIS: Viola Ann Sopocy Brandt, 80, died August 20, 2009. She was born January 13, 1929 to Samuel M. Sopocy and Anna Borosko Sopocy. She was a member of Advent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Zionsville. She enjoyed needlework, quilting and bingo. She is survived by two daughters, Deborah K. Brandt of Los Angeles, CA, and Donna (Gene) Konradi of Zionsville; two sons, Loren L. Brandt, Jr. (Carol) of Toronto, Canada, and Raymond M. Brandt (Joan) of South Beloit; a sister, Kathryn Krampitz (Harry) of Park Ridge; a niece; two nephews; and 7 grandchildren. Services were held at Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church in Chicago. Burial was at the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago with arrangements by Honquest Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

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BRANTON, Willie E.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Willie Earl Branton, 59, died September 8, 1998. He had lived in Chicago for 35 years, and was a former resident of Jackson County, FL. Survivors include two daughters, Paula Johnson of Dothan, AL, and Vicki Hunter of Jacksonville, FL; two sons, Rodney E. Wood of Orlando, FL, and Steven E. Branton of Eufaula, AL; two sisters, Betty A. Scruggs of Chicago, and Eloise Riley of Chipley, FL; a brother, David L. Branton of Chicago; and 7 grandchildren. Interment was at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery under the direction of Brown Funeral Home of Chipley, FL.

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BRAVARD, Wendell
MOUNT VERNON, ILLINOIS: Wendell W. Bravard, 66, died December 23, 2009. He was born March 21, 1943 to Walter and Myrtle Hall Bravard. Wendell worked as a machinist at Precision, and later worked in maintenance for several local nursing homes. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War, and was a Christian. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Britt Brevard; two sons, Wendell W. Bravard, Jr. and wife Sherry of Helena, AL, and Robert Bravard and wife Barbara of Mount Vernon; two stepsons, Shawn Roberts and wife Sheila of Mount Vernon, and David Robbers and wife Renai of Winter Haven, FL; three half-sisters, Helen Payne and Eva Sweetin, both of Ina, and Nelda Wheeler of Washington State; his nieces and nephews; 9 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; a sister; and a daughter-in-law, Vicki Bravard. Interment was at Knob Prairie Cemetery under the direction of Hughey Funeral Home.

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BUSEY, Arthena
URBANA, ILLINOIS: Arthena E. Busey, 75, died January 30, 1935 in Champaign. Survivors include a son, Luther D. Busey of Champaign, at whose home she passed away. She was preceded in death by her husband, Matthew Clinton Busey. Interment was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Renner Funeral Home.

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BUSTARD, Glenn
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Glenn George Bustard, 86, died June 20, 2006 at the Oak Glen Home in Coal Valley. He was born June 28, 1919 in Alma, CO to Earl and Elizabeth Warren Bustard. He worked in the family business, Bustard's Apple House, for 40 years, and had formerly been a toolmaker at AMETEK. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was a member of Union Congregational Church and its Men's Fellowship, the Quadwranglers Square Dance Club, and the Rock Island County Farm Bureau. He was a former youth baseball coach and Boy Scout leader, and enjoyed fishing, camping and boating. Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Marilynn Bustard; four children and their spouses, James and Julie Bustard of Rock Island, Kathleen and Orlando Vallejo of Moline, Thomas and Donna Bustard of Byrdstown, TN, and Nancy Freece of Melbourne, FL; two sisters-in-law, Florence Heberling of Moline, and Doris Leech of Oak Brook Terrace; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Melvin Bustard. Services were held at Union Congregational Church. Interment was at Greenview Memorial Gardens in East Moline by Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center.

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BUTTS, John M.
ELCO, ILLINOIS: John Murphy Butts, 73, died January 4, 1980. He was born April 19, 1906 in Elco. He was a retired truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Dagney Gustafson Butts; a daughter, Barbara Ann Baker of Memphis, TN; his foster daughters, Erma Turner of Morris, Oma Foher of LeRoy, and Esther Fisher of Dongola; his foster sons, Stanley Douglas of Benton, and Fred Douglas of Dongola; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery near Dongola under the direction of Farnsworth Funeral Home.

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BUZA, Frederick
WILMINGTON, ILLINOIS: Frederick V. "Fritz" Buza, 83, died February 4, 2001 at the Embassy Care Center in Wilmington. He was born July 18, 1917 in Bradley, IL to Albert and Eva Chaney Buza. He was a retired iron worker with Ironworkers' Local #465 in Kankakee, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Joliet Rivals Club and the VFW. He enjoyed playing cards, fishing, and hunting mushrooms. Survivors include his wife, Lena Knowles Buza; a sister, Beulah Swartz of Essex; two sisters-in-law, Mae Cooper of Mazon, and Dallas Buza of Wilmington; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Wayne. Interment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington under the direction of R.W. Patterson Funeral Home.

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CASILLAS, Judy
PINCKNEYVILLE, ILLINOIS: Judy Fay Casillas, 56, died May 30, 2006 at her home. She was born September 14, 1949 in Osceola, AR to Albert Sidney Croff, Sr. and Lillie Viola Bing Croff. She had worked as a file clerk, and was a member of Roe Dale Baptist Church. She is survived by four siblings, Minnie Browning (Dennis) of Coulterville, Donald Croff (Cindy) of Pinckneyville, George Croff (Debbie) of Cahokia, and Albert Sidney Croff, Jr. of Greenville, TN; her cousins; her nieces and nephews; a great-niece; a great-great-niece; and her friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; a sister, Betty O'Shea; a niece; and two nephews. Arrangements were handled by Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home.

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CASPER, Lucille
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Lucille M. Casper, 90, died April 11, 2009. She was born December 12, 1918 to John and Bessie Vance Flicker. She attended Springfield Southern Baptist Church. She is survived by a son, Pat Casper of Springfield; 5 grandchildren; her great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Casper. Interment was at Sugar Creek Cemetery in Glenarm under the direction of Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home.

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CASTAGNA, Kathryn
WEST FRANKFORT, ILLINOIS: Kathryn E. Castagna, 91, died February 4, 2007. She was born January 20, 1916 to Milton Philpott and Minnie Hurt Philpott. She was a lunchroom supervisor at Denning School for over 30 years, and attended St. John's Catholic Church. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, James and Rosemary Castagna of Seymour, TX; two daughters and a son-in-law, Paula and Jeff Myers of Du Quoin, and Norma Hood of Las Cruces, NM; a sister, Margaret Castagna of Kansas City, MO; two brothers-in-law and their spouses, James and Rudie Castagna of Fort Madison, IA, and Norman and Marge Castagna of Independence, KS; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Pete Castagna; her parents; a sister-in-law, Mary Bagby; and a son-in-law, Richard Hood. Interment was at St. John's Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Parker-Reedy Funeral Home.

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CASTRO, Petra
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Petra Castro, 75, died February 8, 2002. She was born in Cardenas, Mexico on April 26, 1926 to Faustino and Simona Granada Martinez. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Elgin. She enjoyed cooking, flower gardening, and Mexican folk tales. Survivors include her children, David Castro of Woodstock, Alejo (Elaine) Castro of Bernie, MO, Patsy Castro and Carol (Charles) Walker, all of South Elgin, and Severo Castro, Jr., John Castro, Regina (Mark) Morgan, Belen (Larry) Hood, and Juanita (Thomas) Benavidez, all of St. Charles; a brother, Pedro Martinez; four sisters, Maria, Josefina, Consuelo, and Anita Martinez; 15 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Severo Castro; two brothers, Vidal and Ismael Martinez; and her parents. Services were held at St. Patrick Church. Burial was at River Hills Memorial Park with arrangements by Norris Funeral Home.

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CAUPERT, Concordia
CUTLER, ILLINOIS: Concordia Caupert, 100, died September 3, 2006. She was born January 29, 1906 to John and Mathilda Pick Beck. She was a longtime cook for the Sparta Lions Club, and attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Conant. She is survived by twin daughters, Irene Wirsing of Ballwin, MO, and Flossine Schrader (Edwin) of Cutler; a sister, Onita Lile of Webster Groves, MO; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Caupert; her parents; a brother, Alfred Beck; and two sisters, Velma Scherer and Erna Vaninger. Services were held at Trinity Lutheran Church. Interment was at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery under the direction of Pyatt-Harrawood Funeral Home.

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CAWTHON, Betty
NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS: Betty H. Cawthon, 85, died June 1, 2009. She was born July 13, 1923 to Harry and Ella Nora Kimball Slaback. She retired from the office of the Secretary of State. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Holliday of Vancouver, WA, and Judith (Lewis) Lomas of Colorado Springs, CO; three sons, Richard (Dianna) Petit of Bolingbrook, Bill (Lenore) Petit of Carol Stream, and Edward (Jean) Petit of Westmont; a stepson, John (Rose) Cawthon, Jr. of Farmersville; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and a step-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Cawthon; and her parents. Cremation arrangements were handled by Ellinger-Kunz and Park Funeral Home. Interment was at Rosamond Grove Cemetery.

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CHERRY, Nellie
URBANA, ILLINOIS: Nellie Last Cherry died November 27, 1934 at her residence. She was born June 19, 1869 in West Lebanon, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband, William Cherry. Services were held at Renner Funeral Home. Interment was at the West Lebanon Cemetery.

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CHRIEST, Doris
BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS: Doris J. Chriest, 82, died September 21, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 25, 1928 in Elgin to Stanley and Helen Bird. She retired from Oaks Manufacturing in Crystal Lake. She is survived by five children; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Chriest; her parents; and a brother. Interment was at Algonquin Cemetery under the direction of Wait Ross Allanson Funeral and Cremation Services.

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CHRISOS, George
LEBANON, ILLINOIS: George C. Chrisos, 86, died May 19, 2009 at Cedar Ridge Health Care Center in Lebanon. He was born in Athens, Greece on October 28, 1922 to Christo and Cleo Peroulias Chrisos. He owned Silver Lake Bait Shop for over 30 years, and was a member of Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include five children, John Chrisos of Collinsville, Angela P. Evans of O'Fallon, Mike (Donna) Chrisos of Glen Carbon, Cleopatra "Dee Dee" (Aram) Istephan of St. Charles, MO, and Chris A. Chrisos of Poplar Bluff, MO; two brothers, Stelios (Irene) Chrisos, and John (Lula) Chrisos, both of Athens, Greece; 10 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; his nieces and nephews; his great-nieces and great-nephews; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Pauline Ladas Chrisos; his parents; a sister, Evangelia Chrisos; and a son-in-law, Gary Evans. Services were held at Ss. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery in Belleville with arrangements by Kassly Mortuary.

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CHRISTENSEN, Loyde
KANKAKEE, ILLINOIS: Loyde W. Christensen, 89, died May 25, 2009. He was born January 1, 1920 in Clifton, IL to Carl W. and Sophia Johansen Christensen. He was a jeweler and watchmaker for over 50 years. He is survived by his wife, Elsie L. Roach Christensen; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Judy Christensen of St. Anne, and Carl and Linda Christensen of Forsyth; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and six brothers. Interment was at Clifton Cemetery in Clifton, IL under the direction of Knapp Funeral Home.

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CHURCH, Mary
GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS: Mary F. Church, 78, died April 24, 2002 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St. Louis, MO. She was born December 24, 1923 in Illmo, MO to John and Ada Robertson Williams. She was a caseworker for the Illinois Department of Public Aid, and formerly lived in Scott City, MO. She attended Nameoki Methodist Church, and was a member of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Order of the Eastern Star, the Eagles, the Moose Lodge, and the Chouteau Township Senior Citizens. She is survived by three daughters, Victoria Boyd of Granite City, Mary Gismegian of St. Peters, MO, and Pamela Kern of Huntsville, AL; two sons, Barry Church of Granite City, and Lindsay Church, Jr. of Lewisburg, WV; 12 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and her friends, including Charles Stief of Granite City. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lindsay M. Church, Sr.; her parents; and two brothers. Arrangements were handled by Werner-Mick Funeral Home.

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CHURCHMAN, Dorothy
KAMPSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Dorothy E. Churchman, 93, died November 17, 2005 at the Calhoun Care Center in Hardin. She was born December 3, 1911 in Kampsville to Julius and Sina Buckner Daack. She was a member of St. Anselm's Catholic Church, the Altar Society, the Kampsville Women's Club, and the Kampsville American Legion Auxiliary. Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Julia Etta and Larry Bimslager of Golden Eagle, and Sina Lou and Joe Ringhausen; a son, James A. Churchman of Brussels; a sister, Lillian Kremer of Pittsfield; a brother, Dr. Aloys Daack of Portland, OR; a stepbrother, C.W. Curtis of Florida; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Cleveland Churchman; her parents; two stepsisters, Zoe Jackson and Cecil Armstrong; and a grandson, Layton Bimslager. Services were held at St. Anselm's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Anselm's Cemetery by Hanks-Gubser Funeral Home.

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CIOLKOWSKI, Albina
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Albina L. "Albie" Bukala Ciolkowski died December 25, 2002. She was the mother of Edward (Patricia) and Elaine; and the sister of Edwin (Phyllis) and Andrew (Millie) Bukala. She had 2 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. Services were held at St. Germaine Church. Interment was at Resurrection Cemetery with arrangements by Kenny Brothers Funeral Home.

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COFFEY, Father Edward
CHICAGO, IILLINOIS: Fr. Edward Coffey, 93, died April 8, 2004 at the St. Benedict Home in Niles. He was born in De Moines, IA. He was a graduate of Quigley Preparatory Seminary and the University of St. Mary of the Lake Seminary. He was ordained as a priest in 1937. He served as the chaplain at St. Ann Hospital in Chicago for 24 years. He had served as assistant pastor at St. Laurence Parish, St. Clement, Holy Rosary Parish, and St. Bede prior to being named chaplain at St. Anne Hospital. A funeral Mass was held at St. Margaret Mary Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines.

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COLLINS, Fred
CATLIN, ILLINOIS: Fred E. Collins, 88, died January 19, 1982. He was born November 4, 1893 to William B. and Margaret Ann Collins. He worked for General Refractories for 35 years. He served as the mayor of Catlin for 11 years, and was a longtime village clerk; he was also president of the Catlin Township High School Board for 27 years. He was a charter member of the Catlin Lions Club, and was honored as a 40-year member in 1980. He was a member of the Selective Service Draft Board in Vermilion County for 25 years, and was an appraiser of real estate under the Supervisor of Assessment of Vermilion County. He was a member of the Catlin Church of Christ, the Catlin Masonic Lodge and the Vermilion County Farm Bureau. He was selected as Catlin's Man of the Year. He is survived by his wife, Pearl H. Collins; a son, Robert E Collins of Catlin; a daughter, Mrs. Inglis (Winona) Woodard of Catlin; a brother, Cecil Collins of Danville; 3 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a wife, Pearl Brady Collins. Burial was at Jones Grove Cemetery by Carrington Funeral Home.

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COLLINS, Sister Margaret
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Sr. Margaret Ellen Collins, O.P., 88, died April 17, 2001 at the Motherhouse. She was born September 7, 1912 to Michael and Mary Ellen Glynn Collins in Chicago. She entered the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters in 1931, making her religious vows in 1933. She was a member of the order for 70 years. For 59 years, she worked in elementary education and administration in Chicago, Sauk Village, Crystal Lake, Litchfield, Jacksonville, Morrisonville, Philo, Sacred Heart Academy and Sacred Heart Convent in Springfield. Additionally, she served in various ministries in Minnesota, California and Mississippi. Survivors include 7 nephews; her great-nephews; her great-nieces; and her religious community. She was predeceased by her parents; a sister; and four brothers. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home.

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COLTHURST, Richard
CABERY, ILLINOIS: Richard M. "Dick" Colthurst, 75, died September 28, 2007. He was born April 29, 1932 in Kankakee to Milton and Clara Havener Colthurst. He was the owner and operator of Colthurst Hardware Store in Cabery for 25 years, and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. He was a longtime village clerk in Cabery, and served on the Cabery Fire Department. He attended St. Joseph Catholic Church, and was a member of the American Legion, the Lions Club, the Elks Club, and the Dwight Country Club. He enjoyed traveling, golfing, and playing cards. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Gates Colthurst; two sons, Bruce Colthurst of Crystal Lake, and Doug (Ursula) Colthurst of Prairie Grove; and a granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Jack Colthurst. Services were held at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery under the direction of Martin-Burke Funeral Home.

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COLYER, Eal
GRANITE CITY, ILLINOIS: Eal Colyer, 67, died April 22, 1959 in Granite City. He was a former resident of McClure, IL. Survivors include his wife, Effie Colyer; seven children, Richard Colyer, Mrs. Clifford Potts, Mrs. Richard Garland, Mrs. Richard Fanning, Mrs. A.C. Daugherty, Mrs. Jack Wood, and Mrs. Curtis Williams; three sisters, Mrs. Oad Holmes, Mrs. Bill Doom, and Mrs. A.C. Cook; three brothers, Jess Colyer, Mose Colyer, and John Colyer; and his grandchildren. Services were held in McClure. Burial was at Lindsey Cemetery.

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CONGLETON, Opal
URBANA, ILLINOIS: Opal Congleton, 85, died June 21, 1981 at a nursing facility in Rome, GA. She was born January 20, 1896 to William and Mary S. Rayburn Herriott. She was a native of Illinois, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Urbana. She was living in Rome, GA at the time of her passing. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Sue (James H.) Sturwold of Rome, GA; a brother, William Herriott of Sarasota, FL; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank Harold Congleton. Interment was at Locust Grove Cemetery in Philo under the direction of Renner Funeral Home.

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CORT, Sarah Frances
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS: Sarah Frances Cort died November 3, 1907. She was born Sarah Francis Caviness on August 31, 1887, and married William H. Cort in 1885. She is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. J.A. Myers and William C. Cort, all of Ottawa. Interment was at Ottawa Avenue Cemetery.

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CORT, W.C.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: William Carlton Cort, 64, died December 13, 1953. He was a veteran of World War I, and was a member of Anchor Lodge #980 AF&AM, and the American Legion post at Royal, IN. Survivors include his wife, Rose; a daughter, Betty Lou Johnson of Catlin; two stepdaughters, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI, and Athelene Baldwin of Danville; a stepson, Ralph Lee Baldwin of Danville; and 8 grandchildren. Burial with Masonic rites was at Songer Cemetery under the direction of Barrick & Sons Funeral Home.

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CORT, William H.
OTTAWA, ILLINOIS: William H. Cort, 65, died October 21, 1929. He was an engineer for Illinois Power and Light. He was survived by his wife, Julia Canuteson Martin Cort; and a stepson, Roland Martin of Joliet.

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COTTON, William H.
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS: William Henry Cotton, 79, died April 20, 2006. He was born June 4, 1926 to Rebecca and Henry Cotton. He retired from American Steel And Wire after 28 years of service. He is survived by three sons, Larry (Evelyn) of North Chicago, Douglas of Zion, and Gabriel (Jean) of Vernon Hills; two daughters, Ruthie of Waukegan, and Eurice of Pleasant Prairie, WI; his former wife, Laura of Kenosha, WI; a sister, Mary Lee of Macon, MS; a brother, Johnnie of St. Louis, MO; his nieces and nephews; his friends; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Marvin; and a sister, Hemene. Arrangements were handled by Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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COURTLEY, George
MOUNT CARROLL, ILLINOIS: George A. Courtley, 76, died November 17, 2008 at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. He was born March 25, 1932 in Lagrange, IL to Earl and Maria Cecelia Patrone Courtley. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of Ss. John and Catherine Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed motorcycle riding and working with stained glass. He was a former resident of Darien, IL. Survivors include his wife, Beverly M. Courtley; and a son, Lance Courtley of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Parker; and a sister, Shirley. Services were held at Ss. John and Catherine Catholic Church. Interment was at Oak Hill Cemetery in Mount Carroll by Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home.

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CRAMM, Edith
MENDON, ILLINOIS; Edith A. Cramm, 102, died November 2, 2009. She was born March 9, 1907 in Ursa, IL to Henry Casper and Lena Ippensen Ellerbrock. She was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ in Ursa. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Erma Cramm of Mendon; 2 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 6 step great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Henry Cramm; a son, Donald Cramm; a sister, Alma Schlipman; and two brothers, Carl Ellerbrock and Henry Ellerbrock. Services were held at Zion United Church of Christ. Interment was at New Providence Cemetery under the direction of Hunter Funeral Home.

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CRAYCRAFT,Cloyd
GEORGETOWN, ILLINOIS: Cloyd Melvin Craycraft, 42, died March 17, 1957. He was born December 31, 1914 to Bert Lee and Edna Grable Craycraft. He was employed at the Wabash River Ordinance Works near Newport, IN, and was a veteran of World War II. Surviving family members include his wife, Rosmond Duncan Craycraft; three daughters, Linda, Patricia, and Christine, all of the home; his mother, Edna Tinson of Georgetown; three brothers, Dale and Clarence Craycraft, both of Ontario, CA, and Jack of South Bend, IN; and two sisters, Catherine Devore of Olivet and Betty Darland of New Carlisle, IN. He was preceded in death by his father and a sister. Services were held at the First Church of Christ. Burial was at Georgetown Cemetery by Houghton Funeral Home.

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CROUSE, Eloise
CICERO, ILLINOIS: Eloise Crouse, 51, died January 10, 1984 at the Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village. Survivors include her husband, James H. Crouse; two sons, James Crouse of Bloomdale, and James D. Crouse of Redondo Beach, CA; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Alfred of Oakman; her father, Howard Branton of Chipley, FL; three brothers, Cecil Branton of Chicago, Lamar Branton of Colorado Springs, CO, and Willie Branton of Chipley, FL; two sisters, Mrs. Betty Scruggs of Hillside, and Mrs. Eloise Riley of Chipley, FL; and 5 grandchildren. Services were held at the Glass Community Church. Interment was at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery in Jackson County, FL with arrangements by Blackburn-Wachob Funeral Home.

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CROWN, Arbey
THEBES, ILLINOIS: Arbey Crown, 90, died September 12, 2007. He was born January 31, 1917 in Pocahontas, AR to James Emmett and Betty Levil Crown. He formerly worked at Celeron Oil and Gas Co. in California, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Alexander Free Will Baptist Church, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by a stepson, Lynn (Gracie) Cole of Thebes; 4 step-grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren; 2 nieces; and a nephew. He was preceded in death by two wives, Lois Kelley Crown and Mary Jane Cole Crown; his parents; a sister, Mary Frans; and three brothers, Richard, David, and Bill Crown. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery by Crain Funeral Home.

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CULLUM, Nancy
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Nancy J. Cullum, 86, died January 20, 1982. She was born June 23, 1895 to of John and Margaret Lewis Brown. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and formerly attended Immanuel Presbyterian Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Raymond (June) Olson of Danville and Mrs. Doris B. Hirschler of Urbana; a son, Walter Cullum of Long Beach, CA; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Cullum; and a granddaughter. Interment was at Spring Hill Cemetery with arrangements by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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CURVEY, Velma
TAYLORVILLE, ILLINOIS: Velma P. Curvey, 112, died December 24, 2010 at the Taylorville Care Center. She was born September 15, 1898 in Edinburg, IL to Ruben and Letha Poffenbarger Smith. She attended Eastern Illinois University, and formerly taught in rural schools. She was a member of the Advent Christian Church, and taught the same Sunday School her mother had taught for over 40 years. Survivors include a daughter, V. Carolyn Voorhees (Dean) of Taylorville; 2 grandchildren, Edwin (Linda) Voorhees of Morrisonville, and Patricia (Tony) Lush of Bakersfield, CA; 7 great-grandchildren; 8 great-great-grandchildren; and 5 step great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merville M. Curvey; her parents; and a brother, Charles E. Smith. Burial was at Anderson Cemetery in Palmer under the direction of Shafer-Perfetti Funeral Home.

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DALLAS, Lowell
TUSCOLA, ILLINOIS: Lowell E. Dallas, 87, died July 27, 2006 at Provena Covenant Medical Center in Urbana. He was born September 19, 1918 in Sims, IL to Louie A. and Laura Myrtle Linder Dallas. He retired from Schrock Cabinet Factory, and had also farmed in the Tuscola area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a recipient of the Purple Heart medal. He was a member of the Tuscola United Church of Christ, the VFW, and the Tuscola Senior Citizens. He enjoyed fishing and word puzzles. Survivors include his wife, Viola B. Underwood Dallas; a daughter, Debbie Horath (David) of Tuscola; a son, Gary Dallas of Tuscola; three sisters, Sarah Porter of Sparta, Marlys Fidler of Hindsboro, and Mary Ellen Redden of Sandwich; a brother, Eugene Dallas of Tuscola; 2 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and four brothers. Interment with military honors was at the Tuscola Township Cemetery under the direction of Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home.

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DAMA, Rose
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Rose Dama died May 17, 2001. She was born April 27, 1909 to the late Jacob and Mary Dama, and was the sister of Frank Dama. Interment was at Ridgewood Cemetery in DesPlaines, IL under the direction of John E. Maloney Funeral Directors.

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DAMBACHER, Lydia
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: Lydia T. Dambacher, 93, died August 26, 2009. She was born July 19, 1916 to Virgil and Glenna Mae Parsons Dennison. She attended Sherman United Methodist Church, and was a Cubs fan. She is survived by two daughters, Thelma E. Seiz of Springfield, and Lydia A. Collins of Springfield; three sons, Eldon E. Dambacher of Dawson, Darrel Dambacher of Lake Fork, and Gerald Dambacher of Springfield; a sister, Evelyn D. Freeman of Springfield; three brothers, Wilbur M. Dennison of Sherman, Walter L. Dennison of Williamsville, and Norman B. Dennison of Springfield; her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon F. Dambacher; a daughter, Leah Theobald; three brothers, Earl, Jim, and Robert Dennison; and three sisters, Martha, Burldine and Janet. Burial was at Walnut Hill Cemetery by Mott and Henning Funeral Home.

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DANGBAR, Dorothy
COBDEN, ILLINOIS: Dorothy L. Dangbar, 86, died June 3, 2008 at City Care Center in Anna. She was born April 1, 1922 in West Frankfort to Edgar and Sarah Taylor Aldridge. She was a retired nurse's aide at Tripp Shelter Care. Survivors include four children, Edgar Dangbar of Alto Pass, and Debbie Dangbar, Helen Matheny, and George H. Dangbar, all of Cobden; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, George L. Dangbar; her parents; and two brothers, Herman and Raymond Aldridge. Interment was at Cobden Cemetery under the direction of Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home.

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DAVIS, Danielle
CAIRO, ILLINOIS: Danielle Latrese Davis, 23, died November 10, 2001. She was born August 28, 1978 to James Gray Davis, Jr. and Debra Pirtle Davis. She is survived by three daughters, Justyce, Reagan, and Zeniya; her father of Los Angeles; her mother and stepfather, Debra and Henry Davis of Cairo; three brothers, Darius of Cairo, James of Springfield, and Jamie of Cincinnati, OH; two sisters, Geralyn and Christel of Cairo; and her grandmother, Ida Bondurant of Los Angeles. Services were held at Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Burial was at Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds under the direction of Massie Funeral Home.

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DeBRUYNE, Mary
ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS: Mary H. DeBruyne, 80, died September 30, 1968 at Delnor Hospital. She was born in Atkinson, IL. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She was survived by a son, Phillip DeBruyne of St. Charles; two daughters, Ione (Arthur) Toney of St. Charles, and Phyllis (James) Ward of Sycamore; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; and 2 brothers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip C. DeBruyne; her parents; a sister; and a brother. Interment was at North Cemetery in St. Charles by Yurs Funeral Home.

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DeJACIMO, Anthony
WHEATON, ILLINOIS: Anthony F. DeJacimo, 86, died June 27, 2009. He was born May 15, 1923. He was the father of Valerie (Robert) Meranda, Donna Essex, James (Maralee), Andrew (Diana), and Laura DeJacimo; the brother of Sylvester DeJacimo; and the grandfather of 5. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine Giroux DeJacimo; and a brother, Andrew DeJacimo. Services were held at St. Michael Church. Interment was at Assumption Cemetery with arrangements by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home.

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DELP, Anita
SILVIS, ILLINOIS: Anita J. Delp, 81, died December 15, 2010 at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline. She was born July 5, 1929 in Moline to Walter and Dorothy Booth Bennett. She was a retired secretary for East Moline School District 37. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for over 60 years, and was also a member of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls, and Zal Caldron #4. She was a volunteer and gift shop cashier at Genesis Medical Center Illini Campus. She is survived by her husband, Lowell Delp; her children, Dave (Bonnie) Leemans of Port Byron, Rodney (Julie) Delp of East Moline, and Tracy (Pat) Delp of North Carolina; a brother, Dale (Pat) Bennett of Wyoming, IL; a sister, Laverna (Don) Stromquist of Lynn Center; 8 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery under the direction of Schroder Mortuary.

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DeMEULENAERE, Norbert
ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS: Norbert DeMeulenaere, 77, died April 17, 2000 at Trinity Medical Center West in Rock Island. He was born July 22, 1922 in Moline to August and Gudula Verschorre DeMeulenaere. He retired from Sears after 25 years of employment, and was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He attended Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Davenport. He was a member of the Svithoid Club and the American Legion. He enjoyed bowling and playing cards. He is survived by his wife, Vivian Turner DeMeulenaere; a daughter, Michelle Stevens (Randy) of Jacksonville, FL; two stepdaughters, Lynn Schulte (Tom) of Davenport, and Peg Kapinski (John) of Port Charlotte, FL; a stepson, Greg Christensen of Walcott; two brothers, Theodore DeMeulenaere of Moline, and Florence DeMeulenaere of Ukiah, CA; 11 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a great-grandson, Jordan Kapinski-Heim. Burial with military honors was at Durant Cemetery by Bentley Funeral Home.

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DeMOTT, Laura
LaGRANGE, INDIANA: Laura R. DeMott, 43, died May 17, 2008 at her home. She was born January 23, 1965 in Wantagh, NY to Kenneth and Patricia Koerner DeMott. She attended the First United Methodist Church of LaGrange. Survivors include a daughter, Angela A. Tofanelli of LaGrange; two sons, Eugene F. Tofanelli and Andrew E. Tofanelli, both of LaGrange; her parents; and a brother, David DeMott of California. She was preceded in death by her grandparents. Services were held at the First United Methodist Church. Arrangements were handled by Carney-Frost Funeral Home.

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DENBY, Edith
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Edith Mae Denby, 70, died May 21, 2008. She was born April 16, 1938 to William and Dorothy Aves. She was a business partner with E&J Quality Marble. She is survived by her husband, John E. Denby; two brothers, Albert Aves of Kirkland, and Norman Aves of Creston; two aunts, Mabel Morse and Bernice Hopkins, both of Rockford; two sisters-in-law, Barbara Scoughton and Jeanne Whitesell, both of Kirkland; her nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Garbrell Parker of DeKalb. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Ronald Aves. Interment was at Elmwood Cemetery.

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DePRIEST, William H.
EAST ST. LOUIS, ILLINOIS: William H. DePriest died December 9, 2004. He was born January 4, 1917 in Tennessee. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. Interment was at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery under the direction of Officer Funeral Home. Note: One record gives his birth year as 1927.

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DETOMATIS, Anthony
COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS: Anthony Detomatis, 25, died in an accident on August 7, 1941 in St. Charles, MO. He was born January 5, 1916 in Caseyville Township, IL to Martin and Catherine Belezza Detomatis. He was a clerk at Key Boiler Works in East St. Louis. Burial was at St. John's Cemetery.

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DILLABOUGH, Rosa
DES PLAINES, ILLINOIS: Rosa I. Lazar Dillabough, 61, died October 5, 2010 in Park Ridge. She was born in Iraq on July 1, 1949. She was the wife of Matthew H. Dillabough; the mother of Jonathan M. Dillabough and Nicole M. Dillabough; and the sister of Mariam Lazar, Josephine, Esho, Youkhana, and the late Shireen and Sarah. Services were held at St. Andrew Assyrian Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery under the direction of Oehler Funeral Home.

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DITTMER, Dorothy
CARTHAGE, ILLIOIS: Dorothy Loretta Dittmer, 96, died December 27, 2011 at St. Vincent's Home in Quincy. She was born August 23, 1915 in West Point to John and Gertrude Laffey Clampitt. She owned Dittmer Tax Service for over 50 years, and was a licensed tax practitioner. She attended Gem City Business College and formerly worked at the Bowen Bank. She was a past officer of the Independent Accountants' Association of Illinois (IAAI), and a member of the National Organization for Women, the Business and Professional Women, the Memorial Hospital Board, and the Library Board in Bowen. She was a former hospital Grey Lady. Survivors include a daughter, Mary Ann (Michael) Freeman of Coatsburg; a son, John (Arlis) Dittmer of Bowen; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a cousin, Bud (Carole) Laffey; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rollie Dittmer; her parents; two brothers, Gerald and Carroll Clampitt; and a grandson. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Printy Funeral Home.

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DOHMAN, Gerald
CULLOM, ILLINOIS: Gerald C. Dohman, 43, died March 12, 1989 at Palmwood Health Care Center. He was born September 22, 1945. He worked in auto body repair, and was a member of St. John's Catholic Church. He was a former resident of Lakeland, FL. Survivors include a son, Eric Dohman; his parents, William C. and Lila M. Dohman; and a sister, Marcia Green. Services were held at St. John's Catholic Church. Interment was at St. John's Cemetery under the direction of Stewart Funeral Home.

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DORRIS, Chester
HARRISBURG, ILLINOIS: Chester Dale Dorris, 75, died February 18, 2012 at Carrier Mills Nursing Home. He was born October 30, 1936 in Carrier Mills to Roy and Helen Sherfield Dorris. Survivors include two daughters, Lori Archer of Villa Grove, and Cindy (Dave) Overlot of Mount Zion; a brother, Jack Dorris (Arlene) of Texas; four sisters, Norma Flannel (Herb) of Sullivan, Kathleen Bynum of Carrier Mills, Seal Casey of New Mexico, and Mildred Tedford of Tennessee; and 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Pauline Cervantes and Wanda Parish; a son-in-law, Jim Archer; and a grandson. Interment was at Ingram Hill Cemetery under the direction of Reed Funeral Chapel.

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DOSS, Eva
MONMOUTH, ILLINOIS: Eva Doss, 91, died December 25, 2007. She was born November 8, 1916 to John and Eva Duke Welcome. She retired from Western Stoneware after 36 years of service, and formerly worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown, IA. She attended Calvary Baptist Church, and enjoyed activities at Strom Center. She is survived by a daugher-in-law, Fumiko Adam of Monmouth; 2 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewis Doss; a son, Clifford Adam; her parents; a grandson, Richard Adam; and several siblings. Interment was at Monmouth Cemetery with arrangements by Turnbull Funeral Home.

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DOUBET, Geraldine
WILLIAMSFIELD, ILLINOIS: Geraldine G. Doubet, 87, died February 6, 2011. She was born June 10, 1923 in Williamsfield to J.W. and Vesta Smith Grohs. She had worked in the lumberyard of the Williamsfield Co-op. She attended Williamsfield United Methodist Church, and was a member of the D.A.R. She is survived by her nieces and nephews; and her great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren F. "Tim" Doubet; her parents, two sisters, Glennavon Crone and Marilyn Doubet; and a brother, Waverly Grohs. Services were held at Williamsfield United Methodist Church. Burial was at Williamsfield Cemetery under the direction of Rux Funeral Home.

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DOWDING, John
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS: John Dowding, 78, died January 11, 2007 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born December 30, 1928 in Polo to Abraham and Edith Ritter Dowding. He was a retired construction worker, and served in the Navy and the Merchant Marines during the Korean War. He was a former resident of De Pue, IL, and was a member of Spring Valley Laborers Local #393, St. Mary Catholic Church in DePue, the Moose Lodge, and the VFW. He was a CB and side band radio operator. He is survived by his wife, Darlene Draper Dowding; four sons, John (Peggy) Dowding of Dixon, Rick Dowding of Oglesby, Mike (Marcia) Dowding of Blue Springs, MO, and Tim (Shirley) Dowding of Garland, TX; a daughter, Debbie (Wayne) Werner of Sherman; a sister, Dolores Richter of Sterling; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick; and seven siblings. Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary Cemetery in DePue under the direction of Barto Funeral Home.

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DRAKE, Charlotte
PEKIN, ILLINOIS: Charlotte Clara "Lottie" Drake, 99, died January 10, 2004 at Pekin Hospital. She was born March 18, 1904 in Pekin to August and Jennie Elizabeth Buhs Petrie. She formerly worked at Hinners Organ Co. She attended the Second Reformed Church in Pekin, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years and was active with the Volunteer Society, the church choir, and the Friendship Circle. She was a member of Sand Prairie Home Extension, and was a former member of Church Women United and the Woman's Choral Group at Garfield School. She is survived by two daughters, Joanne (Fred) Beckmann of Chicago Heights, and Marilyn (Harmon) Peaco of Crystal Lake; 8 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter James Drake; three sisters; and two brothers. Services were held at Second Reformed Church. Interment was at Glendale Memorial Gardens by Preston-Hanley Funeral Home.

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DUCKWORTH, Verna
SPRINGERTON, ILLINOIS: Verna Lee Duckworth, 92, died April 9, 2006 at Way-Fair Nursing Home in Fairfield. She was born February 2, 1914 near Springerton to Ed and Dolly Austin Felty. She retired from Airtex, and was a member of Ashland Christian Church. Survivors include a son, Charles Alex Duckwoth; 4 grandchildren; and a great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Rufus A. Duckworth; a son, Clyde A. Duckworth; and a daughter, Jo Helen Barger. Interment was at Hammock Cemetery with arrangements by Stendeback Family Funeral Home.

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DUNHAM, Wilma
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Wilma C. Dunham, 88, died May 13, 2008. She was born February 12, 1920 near Ursa, IL to Emil and Selma Cramm. She retired from the State of Illinois. She worked at a personal care assistant at Blessing Hospital for 16 years, and as as a certified nurse's assistant at the Illinois Veterans' Home for 14 years. She was a member of Salem United Church of Christ for over 70 years, and was a past Worthy Matron of the Alpha Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed music, and learned to play the piano and mandolin at an early age. She enjoyed attending performances of the Quincy Symphony, the Quincy Park Band, the Community Band, and the Sunday Music Series. She is survived by a son, Dean, of Quincy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Estille F. Dunham; a son, Bob; a sister; and her parents. Burial was at New Providence Cemetery with arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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DZIADKOWIEC, Mary
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Mary J. Wasielewski Dziadkowiec died August 20, 2010. She was born March 1, 1918. She was the mother of Mary C. Surach; and the sister of Anthony (Audrey) Wesley and Gloria (Max) Weber. She had one grandchild. She was predeceased by her husband, Bruno Dziadkowiec; a sister, Irene Sowa; and a son-in-law, Rudolph Surach. Services were held at St. Joseph Church. Cremation arrangements were handled by Foran Funeral Home.

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EARL, Athelene
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Athelene Baldwin Earl, 41, died September 28, 1965. She was born January 2, 1924 to Charles and Rose Johnson Baldwin. She was a former candy packer at Fred W. Amend Candy Co., and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Local #455 of the Bakers and Confectionary Workers. She atteded the Hooton Church of Christ. She was survived by her husband, Don C. Earl; a son, Don J. Earl of Danville; her mother, Rose Holman of Catlin; a brother, Ralph Baldwin of Danville; two sisters, Dorothy Clark of Niles, MI, and Betty Lou Hand of Ward, AR; and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father; and a brother. Burial was at Songer Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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EARL, Donald C.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Donald C. Earl, 60, died September 16, 1980. He was born June 6, 1920 to Virgil and Jennie Ganey Earl. He worked for 30 years as an industrial engineer at Hyster Company. He was a 1958 graduate of Chicago Technical School, and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He enjoyed camping and fishing. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Johnson Earl; a son, Don J. Earl of Danville; his mother; a sister, Edna Starkey of Barnwell, SC; and 3 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers. Burial was at Allhands Cemetery with arrangements by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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EARL, Mary Ann
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: Mary Ann Earl, 39, died January 19, 1980. She was born November 22, 1942 to Ira and Edna Musson Wells. She was an operator at General Electric for 16 years. She is survived by her husband, Donald Earl; a son, Donald Earl of Odessa, TX; two daughters, Tammie and Robin of Danville; her parents; six brothers, Floyd Wells of Tilton, Ronald Wells of Copper Cove, TX, Larry Wells of Westville, and Danny, Robert and Kenneth Wells, all of Danville; and four sisters, Betty Lewis of Georgetown, Norma Wells and Josephine Decker, both of Danville, and Sandy Kiser of Fairmont. Burial was at Allhands Cemetery by Barrick and Son Funeral Home.

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EASTMAN, Austin
ELIZABETH, ILLINOIS: Austin L. Eastman, 78, died March 30, 1977 at his residence. He was born February 4, 1899. He was a retired mail carrier with 38 years of service, and was one of the first men in the Elizabeth area to enlist for World War I. He was Past Master of Kavanaugh Masonic Lodge #36, and was a member of the Mount Carroll Barracks. He is survived by his wife, Lucille Krell Eastman; a son, William of Rockford; two sisters, Cecile Brown and Edna Jerodat, both of Freeport; and a brother, Donald of Elizabeth. Interment was at the Elizabeth Cemetery under the direction of Nadig-Law-Jones Funeral Home.

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EAVES, Arthur
ANNA, ILLINOIS: Arthur Eaves, 82, died August 25, 1983 at the Union County Hospital. He was born May 11, 1901 in Union County to Andrew Jackson and Emma Treece Eaves. Survivors include a sister, Margaret M. Hauser of Belleville; a brother, John Eaves of Anna; a sister-in-law, Janie Eaves of Makanda; and his nieces and nephews. Interment was at Casper Cemetery under the direction of Crain Funeral Home.

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EDBLAD, Earl
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Earl R. Edblad, 85, died October 6, 2009. He was born November 3, 1923 to Oscar and Elsie Hedstron Edblad. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1943 to 1967, and served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association, AmVets, VFW, the American Legion, the Eagles, and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his wife, Amelia Day Edblad; four stepchildren and their families, Candy and Jim Rexroad of Tuscola, B.J. and Sam Grove of Fort Worth, TX, Connie and Jim Fairfield of Seymour, and Robert and Carolyn Patterson of Champaign; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Stan Harvey; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sylvia; and two brothers. Interment with military honors was at Woodlawn Cemetery under the direction of Owens Funeral Home.

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EDGAR, Eleanor
AVA, ILLINOIS: Eleanor Edgar, 98, died March 23, 2011 at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro. She was born July 23, 1912 in Sato to William E. LePere and Edna Stout LePere. She was a member of Denmark Baptist Church in Cutler for over 75 years, where she served as a Sunday School Youth Superintendent and Sunday School teacher, and was a member of the Women's Missions Society. She enjoyed quilting. She is survived by four children, Randall and Margaret Edgar, Gilbert and Vivian Edgar, and John Cecil and Roberta Edgar, all of Ava, and Carolyn E. O'Dell of Fairfax, VA; two brothers, Fred LePere of Ava, and Leland LePere of Rockford; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John M. Edgar; her parents; two sisters, Joyce Reuscher and Lois Gibboney; four brothers, Wilbur, Eldon, Lester, and Wendell LePere; and a son-in-law, Gerald J. O'Dell. Interment was at Ava Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Wilson's Funeral Home.

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EDLER, Alfred
CHALFIN BRIDGE, ILLINOIS: Alfred C. Edler, 81, died August 11, 2004 in Chalfin Bridge. He was born May 28, 1923 to Charles and Rose Hartmann Edler. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Maeystown. Survivors include his children, Bob (Judith) Edler of Valmeyer, and Don (Ellen) Edler of Waterloo; a sister, Florence Maronn of Kewanee; 4 grandchildren; his cousins; and his nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Marlow Kuergeleis Edler; and his parents. Services were held at St. John United Church of Christ. He donated his body to the Washington University Medical Center.

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EHNEN, Marian
BYRON, ILLINOIS: Marian A. Ehnen, 81, died November 2, 2010 at the Ogle County Hospice Serenity Home in Oregon. She was born April 2, 1929 in Ogle County to Daniel and Anna Bulthaus Rieken. She retired from J.L. Clark with over 30 years of service, and attended Shepherd Evangelical Free Church. Survivors include a sister, Rogene (Richard) Johnston of Oregon; a brother, Richard (Joyce) Rieken of Machesney Park; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry W. "Hank" Ehnen; a son, Ronnie Ehnen; and a daughter, Judy Schoepfer. Interment was at the Stillman Valley Cemetery under the direction of Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home.

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ELDER, Dorothy
ELDORADO, ILLINOIS: Dorothy Elder, 90, died July 2, 2011 at her home. She was born June 18, 1921 in Brushy to Justin and Minnie Upton Reynolds. She attended the First United Methodist Church, and was a member of the Methodist Memorial Committee and Friends of the Library. Survivors include two daughters, Emily Elder Ray of Columbus, OH, and Pamela Walker of Dallas, TX; a sister, Sibyl Davis of Galatia; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Emil Elder; her parents; a sister, Leah Riegel; and two brothers, Richard D. Reynolds and Paul U. Reynolds. Interment was at Wolf Creek Cemetery under the direction of Watson Funeral Home.

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ELLISON, Frank
LOXA, ILLINOIS: Frank Ellison, 51, died January 5, 1963. He was born July 5, 1911 to Jesse and Gertrude Balter Ellison. He owned a garage in Loxa, where he had lived for 25 years. He was a former resident of Arthur, IL. He was a member of the Loxa Presbyterian Church and the Masonic lodge in Charleston. Survivors include his wife, Juanita Gillespie Ellison; a daughter, Joan; a son, James; and two brothers, Donald and Leland. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, James; and a sister, Clara. Services were held at the Loxa Presbyterian Church. Interment was at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Cooks Mills under the direction of Harper and Swickard Funeral Home.

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ELSBERRY, Ivan
PARIS, ILLINOIS: Ivan Francis Elsberry, 83, died March 23, 2006 at his residence. He was born January 24, 1923 in Edgar County to Everett Elsberry and Mary Elsberry. He was a farmer, and attended St. Aloysius Catholic Church . He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Edgar County Farm Bureau, and the Anti-Thief Association. Survivors include his wife, Rosemary Mattingly Elsberry; four daughters, Teresa Jane Elsberry of Bloomington, IN, Maurine Rose Tapscott of San Antonio, TX, and Barbara Jean Lishin and Rita Ann Alexander, both of Paris; four sons, Michael Thomas Elsberry of Marion, Robert Ivan Elsberry of Pine Knot, KY, and Lawrence Allen Elsberry and Raymond Francis Elsberry, both of Paris; and 14 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two infant grandsons. Services were held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. Interment was at St. Aloysius Cemetery by Stewart and Carroll Funeral Home.

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ENDRIJONAS, Viktoras
PALOS HILLS, ILLINOIS: Viktoras Endrijonas died July 27, 2004. He was born September 9, 1909 in Lithuania. He was a member of several Lithuanian fraternal organizations. He was the father of Gintaras (Audra) Endrijonas, Donna (Russell) Pape, and Audris Endrijonas. He had 2 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Salomeja Tamosaitis Endrijonas. Interment was at St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery under the direction of Petkus and Son Funeral Home.

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ENNIS, Margaret
STERLING, ILLINOIS: Margaret Florence Ennis, 11, died January 17, 1951 at Community General Hospital in Sterling. She was born February 25, 1939 in Rock Falls, IL to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ennis. She was a fifth grade student at Merrill School in Rock Falls, and was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Sterling. She was survived by her mother; a sister, Carol Sue Ennis; a brother, Clifford Ennis; five half-sisters, Evelyn, Lillian, Mary and Bernice Holcomb, and Gertrude Marvidale; and five half-brothers, Edward Ennis, and Silas, Edwin, Thomas and Earl Holcomb. She was preceded in death by her father. Burial was at the IOOF Cemetery in Rock Falls under the direction of Wheelock Funeral Home. Note: The last name of the half-sister, Gertrude, was very difficult to read.

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ENTSMINGER, Elsie
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Elsie V. Entsminger, 81, died January 1, 2000 at Blessing Hospital. She was born November 11, 1918 in Moberly, MO to John Davis and Jane Minor Davis. She was a secretary at Gardner-Denver Co. and Modern Iron Works, and was also a nurse's aide at Blessing Hospital and the Illinois Veterans' Home. She volunteered at the Alzheimer's Unit of the Veterans' Home. She was a recipient of the Governor's Award in 1971 in recognition of on-the-job achievement and community contributions. She attended Grace United Methodist Church and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, Michael K. Entsminger of St.Louis, MO; a daughter, Carol A. Carlson (Ron) of Quincy; 4 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; her nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Karl Alva Entsminger; her parents; two brothers, Elmer and William T. Davis; and two sisters, Mayme McElhoe and Pearl Houghton. Burial was at Greenmount Cemetery under the direction of Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

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ERVIN, Augusta
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS: Augusta Ervin, 81, died May 3, 2007. She was born June 22, 1925 to Jonah and Reba Avery. She attended Shiloh Baptist Church, and served with the Ushers Ministry. She is survived by two sisters, Ida Mae Smith of Malvern, AR, and Pauline Goodson of Los Angeles, CA; her nieces and nephews; her cousins; and her friends, including Edna Mae Smith and Lauren Weir. She was preceded in death by her husband, Luther Ervin; an infant daughter; her parents; two brothers, Mack and J.C. Avery; and eight sisters, Ella Mae, Virgie Lee, Geraldine, Ira Mae, Dorothy, Alice, Eileen, and Lillie Mae. Services were held at Shiloh Baptist Church. Interment was at Pineview Memorial Park Cemetery by Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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ETIENNE, Wanda
CARMI, ILLINOIS: Wanda Holmes Etienne, 95, died December 30, 2010 at Wabash Christian Retirement Center. She was born April 29, 1915 in Enfield to Daniel Webster and Lella Gwaltney Fields. She was a former seamstress at the Ainsbrooke garment factory, and also worked for Appel and Griffith. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Carmi. She is survived by three sisters, Shirley McDougal of Peoria, Dorothy Holtzclaw of Carmi, and Peggy Clark of Punta Gorda, FL; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two husbands, Roy Holmes and Lawrence Etienne; a son, Charles Holmes; a brother, Chris Fields; and two sisters, Mary Fields and Betty Pollard. Interment was at Maple Ridge Cemetery with arrangements by Campbell Funeral Home.

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EWERT, Lola
ELGIN, ILLINOIS: Lola M. Ewert, 97, died September 7, 2009 at Heritage Manor. She was born November 15, 1911 in Huntley to Charles and Margaret Miller Ewert. She retired from the Elgin Mental Health Center, and had worked at Elgin Watch Co. She was a longtime member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and was a soup kitchen and charity volunteer. Survivors include two brothers, Theodore (Ted) Ewert of Footville, WI, and Vernon Ewert of Huntley; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Marie Duy and Anna Gannon; and brothers Alfred Ewert, Clarence Ewert, and Floyd Ewert. Services were held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Elgin. Interment was at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Huntley under the direction of O'Connor–Leetz Funeral Home.

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FANALE, Loretta
RIVERTON, ILLINOIS: Loretta Ann Fanale, 86, died May 16, 2005 at the Senior Living Center. She was born July 12, 1918 in Springfield to Ike Fanale, Sr. and Asunta Gentile Fanale. She had worked for the office of the Secretary of State, and was a member of St. James Church in Riverton. She is survived by a brother, Ike Fanale, Jr. of Springfield; a sister, Dora Scardello of Overland Park, KS; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery in Springfield under the direction of Staab Funeral Home.

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FARMER, Thomas W.
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS: Thomas W. Farmer, 70, died June 21, 2006. He was born in Cedarville, NJ on March 16, 1936 to James and Edna Farmer. He was a retired gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He also retired from National Gypsum Company. Survivors include his wife, Audrey Farmer; a daughter, Vendetta Bannister of Waukegan; four sisters, Buela Reeves of Harrisburg, PA, and Thelma Farmer, Cora Farmer, and Anna Farmer, all of Jersey City, NJ; 4 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Dunn and Mary DeShields-Smith; and two brothers, Joseph Farmer and James Farmer. Services were held at Sign of the Dove Church. Interment was at the Fort Sheridan Post Cemetery by Bradshaw and Range Funeral Home.

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FARNER, Alberta
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS: Alberta Farner, 54, died April 3, 1985. She was born April 22, 1930 to Elmer and Celia Johnson. She attended the United Methodist Church, and was the wife of Arthur Farner. She is survived by a daughter, Rebecca Farner of Indianapolis; a sister, Mrs. Billy (Margaret) Troxel of Danville; four brothers, Elmer and Warren Johnson, both of Danville, Theodore Johnson of North Chicago, and Leon Johnson of Junction City, KS; and her nieces and nephews. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery with arrangements by Mittendorf Funeral Home.

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FARRIER, Shirley
MOLINE, ILLINOIS: Shirley M. Ludwig Farrier, 78, died February 14, 2009. She was born May 11, 1930 in Iowa City, IA to Alice Winter. She is survived by her husband, Clifford Henry Farrier; a son, Allen (Valerie) Johnson of Villa Park; two daughters, Kitty Johnson of Moline, and Vanessa (Mike) Lawson of Sonora, CA; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother; and a sister. Interment was at the Rock Island National Cemetery under the direction of Wendt Funeral Home.

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FAYTA, Joseph
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Joseph Fayta, 93, died September 22, 2006. He was a resident of the Illinois Veterans' Home. He was born in Chicago on July 12, 1913 to George and Anna Fayta. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and worked as a photolithographer. Services were held at the All Faiths Chapel of the Illinois Veterans' Home. Interment with military honors was at Sunset Cemetery with arrangements by Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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FEICK, Robert E.
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Robert E. Feick died June 16, 1993. He was a retired teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, IL, and was a World War II veteran. He was a former resident of Pittsburgh, PA. He was the son of Edward J. and Agnes Feick; and the brother of Betty F. Means. Interment was at Jefferson Memorial Park in Allegheny County, PA with arrangements by Readshaw Funeral Home.

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FINNELLY, Emily
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Emily Anna Finnelly died in August of 1930. She was the wife of Thomas; the mother of William and Valeria Miller; the sister of Mrs. Joseph (Valeria) Zeb and Mrs. Frank (Jessie) Wieneck; and the daughter of the late Elizabeth Trewartha and Owen Smith. Burial was at Mount Hope Cemetery. Note: Her obit appeared August, 30, 1939 in the Chicago Tribune.

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FISHER, Hiram
MCCLURE, ILLINOIS: Hiram Fisher, 74, died December 31, 2003 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1929 in Alexander County to Willliam and Buena Jackson Fisher. He retired from Lonestar Cement in Dixon, and was a member of the First Free Will Baptist Church in Olive Branch. He is survived by a sister, Darlyn Smith of Dixon; two brothers, James Fisher of Dixon, and Donnie Fisher of Anna; and his friends, including Roger and Virginia Rudluff of McClure, and Melva Jackson of Thebes. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther Smith Fisher; his parents; three sisters; and two brothers. Interment was at Mount Zion Cemetery in Olive Branch with arrangements by Crain Funeral Home.

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FISS, Thomas
QUINCY, ILLINOIS: Thomas I. Fiss, 76, died January 27, 2002 at the Illinois Veterans' Home. He was born December 12, 1925 in East St. Louis. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II. Services were held at the All Faiths Chapel of the Illinois Veterans' Home. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery under the direction of Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.

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FLECK, Amelia
BUFFALO, ILLINOIS: Amelia R. Fleck, 79, died July 7, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 11, 1930 in Sangamon County to Lambert Fleck, Sr. and Helena Burg Fleck. She was a farmer, and was named Farm Bureau Farm Woman of the Year in 2001. She attended St. Joseph's Church, where was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Sangamon County Homemakers Home Extension. She enjoyed cooking. She is survived by two brothers, George (Pat) Fleck of Sherman, and Frederick (Teeny) Fleck of Riverton; three sisters, Helen Steele of Buffalo, Cecelia Peters of New Berlin, and Leona (Peter) Bakken of Kenney; her cousins; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Irene Fleck, Edith Fields, and Delores Patrick; and four brothers, Raymond, Karl, Henry, and Lambert Pete Fleck, Jr. Services were held at St. James Church in Riverton. Interment was at Calvary Cemetery by Staab Funeral Home.

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FLEHARTY, George
WARREN, ILLINOIS: George Washington Fleharty, 76, died October 17, 1948 at his residence. He was born February 22, 1872 in Warren to Mr. and Mrs. William H. Fleharty. He was survived by a son, George of Warren; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Ortner of Springfield, MO; and a sister, Mrs. Dora Scott of Chicago. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maude Miller Fleharty; and a daughter. Burial was at Elmwood Cemetery under the direction of Graham Funeral Home.

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FLORENTINE, Mary
HILLSIDE, ILLINOIS: Mary Ann Florentine, 92, died June 13, 2008. She was born March 26, 1916 in San Luca, Reggio Calabria, Italy, to Giuseppe "Joseph" and Teresa Julia Pocara Vallone. Survivors include her children, Frank (Belinda) Florentine, Dennis Florentine, Joy (Dennis) Swanson, and Kenneth (Debi) Florentine; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Wes Swanson; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; and eight siblings. Services were held at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Interment was at Mount Carmel Cemetery.

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FLYNN, Sister Mary Pierre
MOUNT CARMEL, ILLINOIS: St. Mary Pierre Flynn, B.V.M., 81, died March 22, 1977. She was born in New Hartford, IA. She entered the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on July 2, 1917 from Cedar Falls, IA. She was a school teacher, and formerly taught at St. Joseph's Academy in Dubuque. After retirement, she came to Marian Hall in 1976. There are no known surviving relatives, but she is survived by her religious community and her friends. Services were held at Marian Hall Infirmary Chapel.

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FOILES, John L.
DeKALB, ILLINOIS: John L. Foiles, 83, died October 10, 2007. He was born September 25, 1924 to E. LeRoy and Ellen Martha Gleason Foiles. He retired from Barber-Greene Company, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a graduate of Northern Illinois State Teachers College, and attended St. Mary Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Wildey Foiles; two sons, John (Penny) Foiles of Wheaton, and James (Florence) Foiles of Roscoe; and 2 granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers. Services were held at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery with arrangements by Ronan-Moore-Finch Funeral Home.

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FOLLIS, Bertha
PITTSFIELD, ILLINOIS: Bertha F. Follis, 84, died April 12, 2007 at the Pittsfield Healthcare Center. She was born August 21, 1922 in Kampsville, Il to Otto and Katherine Gansz Retzer. She attended beauty school in Jacksonville, IL, and opened a beauty shop with her sisters there. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and flower gardening, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Survivors include eight sons, Dan Follis (Linda) of Murrayville, David Follis of Roodhouse, Greg Follis of Franklin, Richard Follis (Junyun) of Fishhook, Jeff Follis (Dianna) of Bluffs, Herbert Follis (Laura) of Cadiz, KY, and Anthony Follis (Tammie) and Joseph Follis (Marcella), all of Mount Sterling; a daughter, Roni Follis of Fishhook; two brothers, Gene Retzer of Peoria, and Joe Retzer of Jerseyville; four sisters, Mary Lonergan of Jacksonville, Helena Roth of Michael, Theresa Adams of Paris, IL, and Martha Childers of Herrin; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Follis; her parents; three brothers, Robert Retzer, Frank Retzer, and Ed Retzer; and two sisters, Louise Kasinger and Kay Bayless. Interment was at St. Anselm Cemetery in Kampsville by Airsman-Hires Funeral Home.

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FOREMAN, William W.
DANVILLE, ILLINOIS: William W. Foreman, 88, died September 26, 1990. He was born December 18, 1901 to Louis and Sophia Plagmann Foreman. He was a building inspector for the city of Danville, and also worked at the C&EI Railroad Shops and farmed in the Fithian and Rossville areas. He attended the First Church of God and was a member of Gideons International. He is survived by his wife, Frances Good Marshall Foreman; three sons, Wilfred Foreman of San Bernadino, CA, Laramie Clark of Indianapolis, and Jim Clark of Aledo, TX; a brother, Noah Foreman of Danville; and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorena Lohrbach Foreman; and his parents. Services were held at Lakeside Funeral Chapel. Burial was at Stearns Cemetery.

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FORISTER, Terry
JOLIET, ILLINOIS: Terry L. Forister, 46, died July 27, 2004. She was born December 12, 1957 in Joliet to George William and Geraldine Rose Hartong Forister. She was a member of Opened Door Christian Fellowship in Laurie, and enjoyed reading, boating and fishing. Survivors include a son, Jeremy James Forister of Joliet; her mother, Geraldine Rose Forister of Chino Valley, AZ; two sisters, Bonnie Schneider of Channahon, and Donna Lemke (Dave) of Chino Valley, AZ; a brother-in-law, Paul Hanko of Joliet; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father; and a sister, Mary Jo Hanko. Arrangements were handled by Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home.

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FORTUNATO, Harry
CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS: Harry L. Fortunato died February 2, 2009. He was born September 2, 1925 in Dagus Mines, PA to Pacifico and Floda A. Taylor Fortunato. He was a retired commercial painter, and had worked at PPG glass factory in Pennsylvania until it closed. He and his family came to Joliet in 1971. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Emmanuel Baptist Church and taught Sunday School there. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Survivors include three sons, Thomas Fortunato of Chesterfield, James Fortunato, Sr. (Dorothy) of Elderton, PA, and Kenneth Fortunato, Sr. (Cindy) of El Paso, TX; a daughter, Carol Warren (John) of Chesterfield; a sister, Florence Wasnak of Carlinville; 12 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther M. Brown Fortunato; and a grandson. Interment was at Chesterfield Cemetery under the direction of Davis-Anderson Funeral Home.

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FOSTER, Dorothy
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Dorothy Foster, 69, died May 26, 1990. She was born March 2, 1921 in Corning, AR. She was a member of the Church of Christ. Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Couch and Pat Lawson, both of Rockford; her mother, Mrs. Maggie Wright of Corning; a brother, Donnie Wright of Rockford; four sisters, Lorraine Johnson and Billie Galt, both of Rockford, Dean Besson of Corning, and Edna Myers of Beaverton, OK; 12 grandchildren; and 12-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Utah Foster. Burial was at the Corning Cemetery by Ermert Funeral Home.

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FOSTER, Hulen
TAMPICO, ILLINOIS: Hulen E. Foster, 59, died July 4, 1982 at Community General Hospital in Sterling. He was born August 11, 1922. He worked in Sterling, and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lucille Foster; four daughters, Ramona Foster of Rock Falls, Don Marie Foster of the home, and Margaret Manshower and Sandy Lanne, both of Thompson; four sons, Robin Foster of Thompson, and Robert, James and Rodney, all of the home; five brothers, Utah Foster of New Milford, Cloyce Foster of Paragould, AR, Lester Foster of Corning, AR, and Basil and Elmo Foster of Pocahontas, AR; three sisters, Mary Richards of Mineral Wells, TX and Mrs. Lenora Vinson and Mrs. Ann Ladd of Corning; and 8 grandchildren. Burial was at Black Cemetery near Palatka, Arkansas under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.

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FOSTER, Utah
ROCKFORD, ILLINOIS: Untah C. Foster, 72, died September 1, 1988 in Rockford IL. He was born January 10, 1916 in Arkansas. He was a mill wright and a member of the Church of Christ. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Wright Foster; two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Couch and Mrs. Pat Lawson, both of Rockford; three brothers, Elmo and Basil Foster, both of Pocahontas, AR, and Lester Foster of Corning, AR; three sisters, Mrs. Lenora Vinson, Mrs Mary Richards, and Mrs. Ann Ladd of Corning, AR; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was at the Corning Cemetery under the direction of Ermert Funeral Home.

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FOTHERGILL, Fern
NEW LENOX, ILLINOIS: Fern G. Fothergill died December 12, 2005. She was born in Joliet to Laura and John Keeley. She was a New Lenox resident for 40 years, and attended the Church of the Good Shepherd. She was a member and past president of the Joliet Christian Women's Club. Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia Hijuelos and Gloria (Stephen) Miller, both of New Lenox; 6 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph; a daughter, Marlene Dougherty; two brothers, Glenn and Ray Keeley; and her parents. Services were held at Church of the Good Shepherd. Interment was at Bonfield Cemetery with arrangements by Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home.

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FRACH, Henry
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Henry Frach, 36, died April 20, 1897. He was born in Austria. He worked as a paper hanger. Burial was at St. Boniface Cemetery.

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FRACH, John
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: John Frach, 49, died February 28, 1910. He was born in Germany on October 23, 1860, and was the son of William Frach. He was a carpenter. Interment was at Montrose Cemetery.

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FRAGASSI, Amelio
DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS: Amelio "Mel" Fragassi, 82, died May 10, 2006. He was the founder of Fragassi TV and Appliance, and was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was the husband of Cecilia Fragassi; and the father of Richard (Diane), Rosann (Greg) Huster, Robin (Todd) Knoke, Robert (Marguerite), Rita Brown, and the late Mary Lynne Fragassi. He had 14 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. Services were held at Holy Cross Church. Interment was at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines under the direction of Kelley and Spalding Funeral Home.

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FRANKLAND, Samuel
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Services were held February 22, 1940 for Samuel M. Frankland. He was the husband of Lorena Stillman Frankland; the father of Stillman Mitchell Frankland; the brother of Edgar, Victor and Morris; and the brother-in-law of Hazel Leigh Stillman. Services were held at Furth's Chapel. Interment was at Mount Mayriv Cemetery.

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FRASHIER, Rita
MAUNIE, ILLINOIS: Rita Frashier, 73, died April 3, 2005 at the Harrisburg Medical Center. She was born January 14, 1932 to William E. and Jennie Marie Stull Barnes. She retired from the Maunie Post Office. She was a longtime member of the Maunie General Baptist Church, and was also a member of the Maunie Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Earl "Jack" Frashier; four sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Sunny Frashier of Norman, OK, and Randy and Laurie Frashier, Bob and Karen Frashier, and Ed and Kathy Frashier, all of Maunie; a brother, William T. Barnes of Maunie; 9 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Bobby Jack Barnes. Interment was at Marshall Ferry Cemetery under the direction of Kittinger-Fair Funeral Home.

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FREUDENFELD, Sigrid
GLENVIEW, ILLINOIS: Sigrid Freudenfeld, 100, died November 28, 2008 at Manor Care of Northbrook. She was born November 5, 1908 in Riga, Latvia. She was a retired accounts payable clerk for Hotpoint/G.E., and was a member of the Chicago Evangelical Lutheran Latvian Zion Congregation. She was the aunt of Frank (Margot) Steinhart, and the great-aunt of Eric Steinhart. She was preceded in death by a sister, Silvia Freudenfeld Steinhart. Interment was at Oakridge Cemetery in Hillside under the direction of Matz Funeral Home.

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FREY, Joseph
WEST MARION TOWNSHIP, ILLINOIS: Joseph W. Frey, 15, died October 7, 1870. Burial was at Chamness Cemetery.

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FROEHNER, Doris
PEOTONE, ILLINOIS: Doris E. Froehner, 84, died August 19, 2009 in Bradley, IL. She was born January 5, 1925 in Chicago to Ernest and Esther Neslund Sjo. She was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed cooking, embroidery, auctions, and camping. Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Lloyd A. Froehner; a daughter, Lynn (Duane) Temme of Peotone; a son, Paul (LaVerne) Froehner of Peotone; a daughter-in-law, Donna Froehner of Peotone; two sisters, Betty (George) Druktenis of Tinley Park, and Anna (Herbert) Schumacher of Park Forest; 8 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ralph L. Froehner; and three brothers, Clifford, Clayton, and Ralph Sjo. Burial was at Peotone Cemetery under the direction of Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home.

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FROMME, Father Alexander
BUREAU, ILLINOIS: Fr. Alexander Fromme, O.S.B., 65, died July 31, 1943. He was born August 2, 1877 in Pennsylvania to Francis and Stephanie Schroch Fromme, both of whom were born in Germany. He resided at St. Bede Abbey. Interment was at St. Bede Cemetery.

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FUENFER, Mandel
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS: Mandel Fuenfer, 71, died August 26, 1942. He was the husband of Lena Fuenfer; the father of Joseph, Solomon, Regina Knopf, Lottie and Marian; and the brother of Sigmund, Leon, David and two sisters. He had 3 grandchildren. Interment was at the Austro-Galician Congregation Cemetery with arrangements by Gratch-Mandel Funeral Directors.

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