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Monica Morris

Visitation for Monica R. Morris, 74, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 4:30 p.m. at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Maternity BVM Catholic Church, Bourbonnais, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Options Center for Independent Living.
Mrs. Morris died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room from a sudden illness.
A member of Options for Independent Living, she taught American sign language and was a religious sign language interpreter. She was a volunteer for Options CIL and advocate for the deaf community.
She was a graduate of the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Morris served on the Deaf Awareness Day Committee. She co- founded flying hands support group and received several awards for Options CIL for dedication and commitment to the deaf community.
She was born Dec. 29, 1923 in Forrest, the daughter of William and Angela Walsh Doyle.
Her first husband, Larry Edington, died in 1952.
Surviving are her husband, Charles E. Morris, whom she married June 13, 1971 at Maternity BVM church; one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Louise Edington of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Ramona Hilsabeck of Lockport; two grandchildren, Shawn and Shane Edington; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Lester P. Doyle and an infant brother, William.

Ricka Read

PIPER CITY - Ricka Helena Read, 88, of Piper City, died of a sudden illness Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at Palmwood Healthcare Center, Piper City.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Reilly-Redenius Funeral Home in Piper City and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at the United Methodist Church in Piper City, where she was a member. The Rev. Dori Dana Hudson will officiate.
Burial will be in Brenton Cemetery, Piper City.
Memorials may be made to Palmwood Healthcare Center or the United Methodist Church.
She was born Jan. 8, 1910 in Charlotte, Ill., the daughter of Hye and Ricka Hippen Flessner.
Her husband, Elmo Emerson Read, whom she married Jan. 7, 1929 in Streator, died Nov. 18, 1973.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bernard Kysar of Melvin, Phyllis and Marcus Clark of Piper City, Rita and James Brown of Wheaton; one son, Duane Read of LaPorte, Ind.; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; one sister, Matilda Flessner of Pontiac; two half-sisters, Marie Lindquist of Chatsworth and Grace Shafer of Peoria; one half-brother, Walt Flessner of Roberts.
Deceased are five brothers, Emil, Henry, George, Bill and John; one daughter-in-law, Delores Read; a son-in-law, Milan Hitchens; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one half-brother, Fred Flessner.
She was a member of the WSCS of her church, the Eastern Star, Royal Neighbors of America, and enjoyed quilting.

Eula Lee

ONARGA - Eula L. Lee, 84, a former Onarga resident, died Sunday (Oct. 25, 1998) in Maine.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga.

Roger Ferrias

Roger N. Ferrias, 55, of Bradley, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Douglas Hauber will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made for his grandchildren's education.
He was born Dec. 6, 1942 in Kankakee, the son of LaVern A. and Marjorie A. Close Ferrias. His mother resides in Kankakee and his father is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Beach, whom he married Nov. 28, 1964 in Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Troy Graveline of Manteno and Michelle and Justin Goselin of Bourbonnais; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Nancy and Freeman Mietzner of Kankakee, Betty and Kit Evans of Upland, Calif., Barbara LeClaire of Alta Loma, Calif., and Donna Calvert of Laguna Niguel, Calif.; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Robert and Patty Ferrias of Momence and Ronald Ferrias of Kankakee; and three grandchildren.
Also deceased is a brother-in-law, Stephen Calvert.
Mr. Ferrias worked for Interstate Brands ''Butternut'' for over 30 years.
He served in the Army.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed playing cards, golf and following sports. His biggest hobbie was spending time with his grandchildren.

Lilla McLuckie

COAL CITY - Lilla Mae McLuckie, 74, of Coal City, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) in Provena St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home, Coal City, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Tim Bauler will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
She was born Jan. 22, 1924 in Ada, Okla., the daughter of Andrew and Anna Belle Norton Ray.
She lived in Oklahoma until moving to Coal City at the age of 12. She was a 1943 graduate of Coal City High School.
She married John McLuckie on June 3, 1944 at the Coal City united Methodist Church. They farmed together in Braceville and Maine Townships.
Surviving are her husband; two sons and one daughter-in-law, John R. and Patricia McLuckie of Lake Carroll and Dale A. McLuckie of California; one daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Roger Brierly of Dwight; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one sister in Oklahoma; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four brothers.

Lucille Giroux

Lucille H. Giroux, 83, a resident of Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home, died Sunday (Oct. 25, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation and services will be held Wednesday morning.
The Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles Marquardt

Charles F. Marquardt, 79, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at the Manteno Veterans Home.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday with services at 10 a.m. Thursday, at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

William Hiddleson

Private visitation for William D. Hiddleson, 87, of Kankakee, formerly of Union Hill, was at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass was celebrated today at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Goodrich, where he was a member.
Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Goodrich.
Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus, where he was a very active Fourth Degree member and Knight of the year in 1984.
Mr. Hiddleson died Oct. 23, 1998 at Provena St. Mary's Heritage House.
He was born March 11, 1911 in Cabery.
His wife, the former Rachel Beauclerc, whom he married Nov. 25, 1937 in Sacred Heart Church, died March 13, 1990.
He was a retired school bus driver in RUCE District.
Surviving are a foster son and his wife, Gene and Marion Vinson of Tempe, Ariz.; two grandchildren, Kathleen Racicot of Montreal and Peter Vinson of Tempe, Ariz.; and two great-grandsons.
A brother, Clifford Hiddleson is deceased.
He enjoyed bowling.

Eula Lee

ONARGA - Eula Lee, 84, a former Onarga resident, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Pine Point Nursing Care Center in Scarborough, Maine.
Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Onarga Cemetery. The Rev. James Small will officiate. Visitation will be for one hour at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga, prior to the graveside services.
She was born May 15, 1914 in Delrey, the daughter of William and Mary Ann Goodwin Morris.
Mrs. Lee was a retired nurse's aide.
Her husband, Floyd Lee, whom she married June 10, 1937, in St. Louis, Mo., is deceased.
Survivors include one daughter, Brenda Carol Smith of Saco, Maine; one son, Michael Floyd Lee of Portland, Maine; two grandsons, Steven Smith of San Francisco, Calif. and Andreas Lee of The Netherlands; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are seven brothers and two sisters.
She was a member of the Christian Church of Onarga.

Charles Marquardt,

Visitation for Charles F. Marquardt, 79, of Bourbonnais, will be from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. John Peeters will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Mr. Marquardt died Saturday (Oct. 24, 1998) at the Manteno Veterans Home.
Mr. Marquardt was a biologist for Armour Pharmaceutical for 43 years. After retiring he did custom picture framing.
He was born Aug. 3, 1919 in Chicago, the son of Charles E. and Ida Trapp Marquardt.
He served in the Navy during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alice Smith, whom he married Oct. 4, 1941 in Chicago; one son, Charles E. Marquardt of Bourbonnais; and one granddaughter, Andrea Marquardt.
A sister, Pearl Riegler is deceased.
He was active with Meals on Wheels and an avid White Sox fan.

Leroy Demierre

MARTINTON - Leroy L. Demierre, 93, of Martinton, died Friday (Oct. 23, 1998) at Merkle- Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. The Rev. Lee Ryan will officiate.
Memorials may be made to the Martinton Fire Department Ambulance Fund.
He was born Nov. 16, 1904 in Chebanse, the son of Gilbert and Mary Adeline Ribordy Demierre.
He was a Roman Catholic.
Mr. Demierre was employed in transportation with a moving company for moreo than 40 years.
Surviving are two step-daughters, Gloria Arseneau and Barbara Bushnell, both of Texas; and two nephews, Phil Blain of Crescent City and Robert Blain of Martinton.
A sister, Mabel Blain is deceased.
He enjoyed walking, reading and gardening.

Priscilla Ginoza

CHICAGO - Kankakee native, Priscilla Ginoza, 72, of Chicago, died Oct. 24, 1998 in Ashland City, Tenn.
Private services were in Ashland City. Cremation rites were accorded.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
She was born Jan. 11, 1926 in Kankakee, the daughter of Thomas and Laura Munyon Hardigan.
Her husband, William Ginoza, whom she married in 1954, died June 25, 1998.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, Sgt. Thomas Ginoza of the Chicago Police Department and his wife, JoAnn; a sister-in-law, Verneal Lamie of Watseka; a cousin, Doris Warren of Bradley; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Also deceased are a son, Stephen Lamie and a daughter, Carol Lamie.

Viola Scheiwe

MILFORD - Viola ''Dottie'' Scheiwe, 85, of Milford, died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at the Iroquois Resident Home, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.

Albert Buza

Albert Buza, 90, died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at his residence in Bradley.
Arrangements are pending at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Harold Regnier

Harold B. ''Ho Ho'' Regnier, 86, of Kankakee, died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, with a wake service at 5 p.m. at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Charles Wheeler at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Easter Seals, of which he was an active member.
He was born June 20, 1998 in Beaverville, the son of Dennis and Cora Soucie Regnier.
His wife, the former Annette Millette, whom he married Oct. 4, 1953, is deceased.
Mr. Regnier was a sales supervisor for Sears for 22 years.
He served in the Army during World War II.
Surviving are a special niece, Teri Obertini and a special nephew, Robert Obertini, both of Kankakee; a daughter, Sharon LaPenski of Pennsylvania; two step-daughters, Patricia Hood and Barbara Lecido, both of Texas; and a sister, Verona Brouillet of Kankakee; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; and other nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a sister, Bernadette Lambert; a brother, Randal Regnier; and a son, Wendall Regnier.
Mr. Regnier was a member of the 95 Division Association. 
He enjoyed watching the Cubs and woodworking.

Lucille Giroux

Visitation for Lucille H. Giroux, 83, will be from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass to be celebrated by the Rev. Francis Czerwionka, at Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home, where she was a resident.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the nursing home.
Mrs. Giroux died Sunday (Oct. 25, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born Jan. 25, 1915 in Kankakee, the daughter of Stephen and Ludevine Drolet Giroux.
She was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.
Survivors include two cousins, Connie Marceau and Katherine Dorlette of Kankakee.

Clinton Hayden

Clinton E. Hayden, 84, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.

Angelo Petroni

Angelo C. Petroni, 73, former owner of Tiny Tap, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation is scheduled from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church.

Albert Buza

Visitation for Albert Russell Buza, 90, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Craig Anglin will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Buza died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at his home.
Mr. Buza retired in 1970 from Kroehler Manufacturing in Bradley.
He was a founder and life member of the Tri- K Pigeon and Bantam Club of Kankakee. After over three decades of showing pigeona and bantam chickens, he also judged them at the Kankakee County Fair.
Mr. Buza served in the Army during World War II in the European, African, Mideastern theaters, receiving two silver and bronze battle stars. He was a member of the Bradley VFW.
He was born Aug. 15, 1908 in Joliet, the son of William and Eva Russell Buza.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Anglin, whom he married Oct. 28, 1945; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Myra Buza of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Jan and Ronald Thomas and Jean and Dr. John Peterson, all of Kankakee; three sisters and two brothers-in- law, Bethel and Howard Kent of Bradley, Mildred Grimes of Kankakee and Tora and Carl Burk of Virginia; 11 grandchildren; one great- grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
His sister, Beatrice Michalowski, is deceased.
He was a past member of Wesley United Methodist Church.

Lorena Panozzo

Lorena Carolyn Panozzo, 47, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service at 5 p.m. at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Dennis Settles, 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church., where she was a member.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to Harbor House, where she was a volunteer.
She was born Jan. 14, 1951 in Kankakee, the daughter of Anthony and Rose Raspolich Panozzo, who survive, residing in Kankakee.
A 1969 graduate of McNamara High School, she attended Webster College in St. Louis and graduated in 1973 from Loyola University in Chicago.
She was an artisan, master gardener and designed jewelry.
Surviving are two sisters, Marie Panozzo of Bourbonnais and Patricia Panozzo of Michigan; one brother, Alex Panozzo of Bonfield; and a special friend, Dale Winge.

Viola Scheiwe

MILFORD - Visitation for Viola W. ''Dottie'' Scheiwe, 85, of Milford, will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Wally Waite will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Memorials may be made to Our Savior Lutheran Church, where she was a member or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Scheiwe died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at Iroquois Resident Home in Watseka.
She was born Oct. 15, 1913 in Anchor, Ill., the daughter of John and Cecila Boettger Wright. When her mother died soon after birth, she was raised by August and Geneva Wichman.
Her husband, Arnold W. Scheiwe, whom she married Nov. 27, 1966 in Milford, died Nov. 15, 1991.
Surviving are three brothers, John, Leo and Woodrow Wright; and several nieces and nephews including Don Wichman of Milford, Chester Robins of El Paso, Alice Hitchings of Rensselaer, Ind., and Esther Hopkinson of LaPalma, Calif.
She was a member of the Dorcas Society of her church and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Mrs. Scheiwe worked many years at Milford Canning Factory.

Katharina Meyer

LAKE VILLAGE, Ind. - Katharina Meyer, 92, of Lake Village, Ind., died Monday (Oct. 26, 1998) at the George Ade Memorial Healthcare Center in Brook, Ind. She arrived in the U.S. at the age of 19 from Germany.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Elsa Monte Burlington of Decatur; one sister, Elizabeth Siegmeyer of South Chicago Heights; three grandsons and spouses, Kurt and Judy Bullington and Terry and Debbie Bullington, all of Lake Village, and Kevin and Natalie Bullington of Decatur; eight great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Kurt Meyer, died July 27, 1997. Also deceased are four brothers and one sister in Germany.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the funeral Mass to be celebrated at noon by the Rev. Ambrose Ziegler at St. Augusta Catholic Church, Lake Village.
Burial will be in Lake Village Cemetery.
Sheets Funeral Home, Lowell, Ind., is in charge of arrangements.

Joseph Kovachevich

COAL CITY - Joseph P. Kovachevich, 79, of Canton, father of a Coal City resident, died Saturday (Oct. 17, 1998) in Canton.
A funeral Mass was celebrated by the Rev. Arthur Meyer, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Canton, where he was a member.
Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Canton.
Memorials may be made to the church building fund.
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton was in charge of arrangements.
He served in the Army during World War II in Europe.
Mr. Kovachevich worked for 41 years, retiring in 1981 from International Harvester in Canton.
He was born March 10, 1919 in Canton, the son of Joseph and Helen Bujan Kovachevich. He was married to Dorothy Mathews on April 12, 1941 in Canton.
Surviving are his second wife, the former Dottie Reeder, whom he married Aug. 4, 1973 in Canton; one son and daughter-in-law, David and Linda Kovachevich of Coal City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Jo and Steve Pollitt of Normal and Kathryn and Jan Ruby of Springfield; and three grandcvhildren.
Deceased are his first wife, five brothers and six sisters.

Marie Lampley

MANTENO - Marie Lampley, 89, of Aurora, Colo., formerly of Manteno, died Sunday (Oct. 25, 1998).
Born July 26, 1909 in Walpole, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Vanner Henson, she resided most of her life in the Manteno area.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Brown Funeral Home in Manteno, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. Barry Barkley will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
She was of the Christian faith.
A service was held today at 11 in Aurora by the Aurora-Chase Mortuary.
Mrs. Lampley had been a supervisor for the State Health Department.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Elaine Lampley of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Grey Henson of Princeton, Ind.; one sister, Elizabeth Jensen of Murphysboro; one granddaughter, Sheila White; and three grandsons, Robert Jr., Anthony and James Lampley; 15 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Beckers

Mary C. Beckers, 87, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
She was born May 4, 1911 in Kankakee, the daughter of John H. and Mary Ann Claus Beckers.
She was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.
Visitation and services are scheduled for Friday at the Hertz-Thoma Chapel in Kankakee.

Edna Shaw

CRESCENT CITY - Edna M. Shaw, 85, of Crescent City, died Tuesday (Oct. 27, 1998) at the Gilman Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11:30 a.m. services at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka. The Rev. Ron Bartlow will officiate.
Burial will be in Flesher Cemetery, Crescent City.
Memorials may be made to United Methodist Church, Crescent City, where she was a member. She also was a member of the United Methodist Women.
She was born May 24, 1913 in Crescent City, the daughter of John and Anna Siems Beckman Sr.
Her husband, Thomas Dudley Shaw, whom she married June 9, 1935 in Woodworth, died Nov. 4, 1989.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Mart Reeves of Urbana; one son and daughter-in- law, Joe and Norma Shaw of Fairfield Bay, Ark.; one brother, Orval Beckman of Wheaton; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
She belonged to the Grandmothers Club.


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