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Harvey Tapp

Visitation for Harvey G. Tapp, 58, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4 p.m. Friday until the 7 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
Mr. Tapp died Tuesday (Nov. 17, 1998) at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Medical Center, from an extended illness.
He was born July 26, 1940 in Blythville, Ark., the son of Lee Allen and Luther Belle Crump Tapp.
Surviving are his wife, the former Patricia Doris, whom he married Feb. 8, 1964 at St. Joseph Church, Bradley; one son, William Tapp and his friend, Heather Pfiffinger of Bourbonnais; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and Daryl Johnson and Rebecca and Scott Nowack, all of Bourbonnais; one sister and one brother-in-law, Florence Solomon of Houston, Texas and Russell Hartman of Kankakee; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Lawrence and Lucille Tapp of Kankakee and James Tapp of Maynard, Ark.; and five grandchildren, Ashley Tapp, Wesley Nowack, Trisha Tapp, Alexis Johnson and Cody Nowack.
Deceased are his parents; a sister, Mary Hartman; a brother, Bill Tapp; and a brother-in-law, David Solomon.
Mr. Tapp was self-employed as an auto body repairman.
He belonged to The Odd Fellows.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and attending custom car shows. (Pd.)

Dolores Caraker

GRANTSBURG - Dolores L. Caraker, 64, of Grantsburg, died Tuesday (Nov. 17, 1998) at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Ky.
Visitation will be from 2-5 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Floyd Stout will officiate.
Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, near Buncombe.
Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 96, Vienna, Ill. 62995.
She was born Nov. 25, 1933 in Golconda, the daughter of George and Beulah Shockley Pierson.
Surviving are her husband, Billie L. Caraker, whom she married Dec. 7, 1951 in Bradley; two sons, Clarence Caraker of Cypress and Douglas Caraker of Rantoul; one daughter, Catherine Gallahue of Rantoul; one sister, Janet Turrell of Buncombe; eight grandchildren; one great- grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents; two brothers, George Pierson and Charles Pierson; two sisters, Mary Stowe and Phyllis Calabric, and a great-grandson, Craig Allen Lyons Jr.

Florence Kindelberger

SAUNEMIN - Florence ''Tiny'' Kindelberger, 72, of Saunemin, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at her home in Saunemin. She had been ill.
Arrangements are pending at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Cullom.

Gladys Campbell

Gladys L. Campbell, 85, of Kankakee, died today at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, with services on Monday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Kankakee.

Robert Tousignant

Visitation for Robert H. Tousignant, 68, of Bradley, was from 10 a.m. Monday until the 2 p.m. services at the Church of God Worship Center. The Rev. Michael LeBuhn officiated.
Burial was in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
The Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Tousignant died Thursday (Nov. 12, 1998) at his home.
He was born March 9, 1930 in Kankakee, the son of Albert C. and Martha Mattesheard Tousignant, who are deceased.
Mr. Tousignant was employed from 1968-1987 by General Foods, Gaines and then Quaker Oats, in production.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Richard and Nancy Tousignant of Kankakee, Robert J. and Inna Tousignant of Troutdale, Ore., and Daniel J. and Jil Tousignant of Kaufman, Texas; three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Lundmark of Martinton, Angela and Steve Tschannen of Titusville, Fla., and Sharon and Lee Handcock of Benton, Ark.; four brothers, Charles Tousignant of Bradley and Jerry, George and Donald Tousignant of Kankakee; one sister, Josephine Shackelford of Tucson, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren; three great- grandchildren; and several step- brothers and -sisters.
He enjoyed woodworking, traveling and retirement. (Pd.)

Gardner Allison

GARDNER - Visitation for Gardner C. ''Gardie'' Allison, 83, of Gardner and a lifelong farmer, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, South Wilmington Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville.
Memorials may be made to the Gardner Ambulance Fund.
Mr. Allison died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at the Morris Hospital.
He was born Jan. 30, 1915 in Gardner, the son of John and Margaret Phillips Allison.
He served in the Civilian Conservation Corps during World War II.
Surviving are one sister, Mabel Morris of Gardner; several nieces, nephews; and a special friend, Mary C. O'Brien of Odell.
Deceased are seven brothers and six sisters.
He was a horseman and bred registered Norwegian Elk Hounds and Australian Shepherds.

Irene Nichiporenko

MANTENO - Irene Nichiporenko, 82, of Manteno, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at her home.
Arrangements are pending at the Brown Funeral Home of Manteno.

Edna Grubbs

ST. ANNE - Edna J. Grubbs, 92, of St. Anne, died today (Nov. 20, 1998) at Manor Care Health Services.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church in St. Anne. The Rev. Felipe Martinez will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Anne Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Village of St. Anne Playground Equipment Fund.
Mrs. Grubbs worked for many years for Illinois Bell. She had owned and operated the ''Tone Theater'' in St. Anne from 1940-1959. She also operated the theater in Peotone and owned the St. Anne Speedwash.
She was born May 13, 1906 in Danforth, the daughter of Cornielus and Margaret Theesfield Hasbargen. Her husband, Ralph Grubbs, whom she married Nov. 4, 1929 in Joliet, died June 30, 1991.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and attended St. Anne Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joanne Grubbs of St. Anne; three grandchildren, Jeff Grubbs of St. Anne, Jim Grubbs of Mishawaka, Ind. and Jeanne Grubbs of Chicago.
Deceased are two sisters and two brothers.
She enjoyed bowling.

Florence Kindelberger

SAUNEMIN - Visitation for Florence M. ''Tiny'' Kindelberger, 72, of Saunemin and formerly of Cullom, will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Harris-Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Cullom.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Brunskill at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John's Catholic Church, Cullom, where she was a member.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery in Cullom.
Memorials may be made to OSF Saint James Hospital Auxiliary or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Kindelberger died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at her home.
She was born Aug. 11, 1926, in Longview, Ill., the daughter of Earl and Bertha Cannon Thurman. She was educated in Champaign schools.
Mrs. Kindelberger helped operate Fraher's Tavern at Cullom from 1971-1983. For several years she had worked in the kitchen at Humiston Haven, Pontiac.
Her first husband, William G. Fraher, whom she married Jan. 13, 1948, in Toledo, Ohio, died Jan. 5, 1981. She later married Freddie G. Kindelberger in rural Saunemin on Aug. 13, 1984. He survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Dalena Kay and Tom Warren of Mishawaka, Ind.; one son, William H. Fraher of Saunemin; a step-daughter, Barbara (Freddie) Immke of Forrest; two grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two nephews and two nieces.
A daughter, Elizabeth Ann Fraher, and one sister, Fleta ''Dollie'' Hood, are deceased.
She was a member of OSF Saint James Hospital Auxiliary, the Women of the Moose and a former member of the Saunemin Women's Club.

John Hayes

TEMPLE HILLS, Md. - John N. Hayes, 67, of Temple Hills, Md., died Nov. 15, 1998 at his home.
Surviving are his wife, the former Pat Schmitt of Cissna Park, whom he married Aug. 14, 1960; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Kim Hayes of Rockford, Mich.; twin granddaughters; one step-daughter, Sandy Wright of Milton, Del.; mother-in-law, Pearl Schmitt of Cissna Park; and a brother in Canada.
A wake was held Nov. 18 in Maryland.

Gladys Campbell

Visitation for Gladys L. Campbell, 85, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. Visitation at the church will be from 9 a.m. until the services.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Mrs. Campbell died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, following a short illness.
She was born July 30, 1913 in Kankakee, the daughter of John H. and Edith Doll Wulff. Her husband, Myron G. Campbell, whom she married Nov. 27, 1935 in Kankakee, died in June of 1985.
She was a retired employee of Baker and Taylor of Momence.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Kathleen of Lake Zurich, John and Marie of Santa Rosa, Calif., and Lawrence and Patricia of Bradley; seven grandchildren, Kristin Trees, Kimberly Knoll and Kerri, Kevin, Craig, Lauren and Christopher Campbell.
Deceased are one son, Dennis; five brothers; and three sisters.
She was a member of the Tabea Society of the Church; was a Riverside volunteer; and enjoyed playing cards. (Pd.)

Patrick Kennedy

DANFORTH - Patrick H. Kennedy, 72, of Danforth, formerly of Hoopeston and Lewistown, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, with a 3 p.m. prayer service, at Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Assumption Catholic Church, Ashkum, where he was a member, by the Rev. James Holup.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakhill Cemetery, Lewistown.
Memorials may be made to the Prairieview Lutheran Home, Danforth.
He was born Aug. 18, 1926, in Lewistown, the son of John L. and Katherine Barry Kennedy.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, John and Eleanor Kennedy of Bourbonnais; and nephews, John Kennedy of Lewistown, Michael Kennedy of Bourbonnais, Kevin Kennedy of Joliet and Timothy Kennedy of Bourbonnais.
Mr. Kennedy served in the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the American Legion Association and a life member of the National Education Association.
He was a retired Jr. High School teacher after 30 years in Hoopeston.

Tyler Dexter

Tyler Gene Dexter, the infant son of Dustin and Sarah Schriefer Dexter, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, shortly after birth.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Arrangements are by the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Surviving besides the parents are his maternal grandparents, Ryland and Carol Schriefer of Bourbonnais; maternal great-grandmother, Nan Schriefer; paternal grandparents, Stanley and Judith Dexter of Bradley; three uncles; and one aunt.

Irene Nichiporenko

MANTENO - Visitation for Irene Stella Nichiporenko, 82, of Manteno, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Vaughn Hoffman will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to the Manteno United Methodist Church Building Fund.
Mrs. Nichi-porenko died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998). She was a cancer and Alzheimer's patient.
She was born Oct. 10, 1916, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Adam and Stella Tomaszewski Zentera.
Surviving are her husband, George N. Nichiporenko, whom she married Oct. 22, 1949, in Manteno; two daughters and one son-in-law, Carolyn and Brian Fitzpatrick of New York City, N.Y., and Debra Manley of Paducah, Ky.; one sister, Genevieve Tompkins of Peotone; one brother and sister-in-law, Eugene and Margie Zentera of Las Vegas, Nev.; and one grandchild.
Two brothers are deceased.
She was employed for 25 years by Armour Pharmaceutical.
She was a member of the Manteno United Methodist and the United Methodist Women. She also belonged to the Women of The Moose.
She enjoyed bowling and playing cards.

Fred Habib Sr.

CHICAGO - Fred G. Habib Sr., 83, of Chicago, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at Resurrection Health Care Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center in Park Ridge.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood.
Graveside services, with burial, will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Versailles Westside Cemetery, Versailles.
Mr. Habib was owner/operator of the Yum Yum Donut Shop in Chicago. He was a former vice-president of the Flash Cab Company in Chicago.
He was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army.
He was born Dec. 13, 1914, in Youngstown, Ohio.
His first wife, the former Ivy Coates, is deceased.
His second wife, the former Betty Swanson, is deceased.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Cherie and Wayne Rodgers of Phoenix, Ariz.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Fred Habib Jr. of Chicago, Colo., Noel and Esther Habib of White Sands Missile Range, N.M.; one sister, Minerva Sandy of Tallmadge, Ohio; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He enjoyed fishing.

Naomi Wingerter

BRAIDWOOD - Naomi J. Wingerter, 58, of Braidwood, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Riverside Medical center.
Arrangements are tentatively scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.

Benjamin Corzatt

SHELDON - Benjamin Corzatt, 84, of Sheldon, formerly of Bourbonnais, died Thursday at Iroquois Memorial Hospital in Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.

Christina Lucas

Christina ''Chrissy'' Lucas, 24, of Bradley, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at VenCor Hospital in Sycamore.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the noon services at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made for her daughter's education.
She was born Aug. 25, 1975, the daughter of Larry and Kathleen Baker Ownbey, who reside in Bradley.
Also surviving are one daughter, Amanda Woodard of Phoenix, Ariz.; her paternal grandmother, Dolores Garcia of Kankakee; three brothers, Darrell Lucas and Shaun Ownbey of Bradley and Rob Ownbey of Kenosha, Wis.
Her grandparents, Daryl and Cathyrine Baker and Thomas Garcia, are deceased.
Miss Lucas was a former employee of Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home and had worked at Aunt Martha's Youth Services. She was also a waitress.

Andrew Helstern

OAKLAWN - Andrew J. ''Andy'' Helstern, 93, of Oaklawn, father of Bradley resident, died Wednesday (Nov. 18, 1998) at Evergreen Park Little Company of Mary Hospital.
He was born Nov. 18, 1904 in Hungary. His wife, the former Grace Wolf is deceased. 
Mr. Helstern was a mason contractor and a bricklayer. He was of the Roman Catholic faith.
Surviving are three sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda of Carbondale, Lawrence of Bourbonnais and Alan Helstern of Oaklawn; one grandchild; one brother, Anthony of River Grove and Marie of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.
Three brothers are deceased, Joseph Jr., Frank and John Hestern.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Sunday at Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home, Oaklawn, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday.
There will be private burial.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

William Kurtenbach

MOMENCE - William Dean Kurtenbach, 52, resident of Good Shepherd Manor in Momence for 27 years, formerly of Chatsworth, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Saturday at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Chatsworth, by the Rev. Richard Brunskill.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Chatsworth.
Memorials may be made to the Good Shepherd Manor, Momence.
He was born May 10, 1946, in Fairbury, the son of Vern and Gertrude Albee Kurtenbach.
Surviving are uncles and aunts, Catherine and Rita Kurtenbach, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kurtenbach, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Kurtenbach, all of Chatsworth, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Albee of Gilman, Marie Overacker of Piper City, Marietta Albee of Fairbury; and several cousins.

Dolores Smith

Dolores E. Smith, 72, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at the home of her daughter.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais with a 7:30 p.m. VFW Auxiliary service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Ronald Palmer, her nephew.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born May 27, 1926, in Kankakee, the daughter of Lester and Eleanor Cleary Palmer.
Her husband, Eldon ''Smitty'' Smith, whom she married July 27, 1946, in Kankakee, died Sept. 25, 1983.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale and Sophie Smith of Janesville, Wis., Wesley and Kim Smith of Kankakee; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Jeanine Hewkin of Diamond Bar, Calif., Bobbi and Michael Kinkade, Michele and Victor Konik, Julie Rawlings, all of Kankakee; two sisters, Phyllis Gessner of Winter Park, Fla., Paula Pedersen of Oxnard, Calif.; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Norma Palmer of St. Anne; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and special friend, Ruby Flessner of Manteno.
Deceased are one daughter, Karen; one grandson, Alexander Konik; and an infant sister, Nadine.
Mrs. Smith had been a waitress for many years at the Homestead and Yesteryear.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
She was a precinct committewoman and an election judge.
She enjoyed crafts.

Charlesteen Ward

Charlesteen Ward, 59, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee, and from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until the noon services at the Morning Star Baptist Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. The Rev. William Co-peland will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
She was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Chicago, the daughter of Sidney and Elnora Hopson Jackson.
Surviving are her husband, Richard Ward, of Kankakee, whom she married May 17, 1959, in Chicago; one son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Debra Ward; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Elnora and Clarence Merriweather, Barbara and Edgar Williams, Ernestine and David Robinson, Olivia and Piere Walker, all of Chicago; and one brother, Alois Bady of Chicago.
Mrs. Ward retired from Manteno State Hospital.

Benjamin Corzatt

SHELDON - Visitation for Benjamin Corzatt, 84, of Sheldon, formerly of Bourbonnais, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 10 a.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Homewood.
Mr. Corzatt died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998).
He was born May 16, 1914.
Deceased is one brother, Donald Corzatt.

Naomi Wingerter

BRAIDWOOD - Visitation for Naomi Joyce Wingerter, 58, of Braidwood, will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Jay DeMent will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Wingerter died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
She was born Oct. 14, 1940, in East Prairie, Mo., the daughter of Naman H. and Hazel Lloyd Jackson.
Surviving are her husband, Billy Wingerter, whom she married July 2, 1956, in Kankakee; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Rick and Patricia Wingerter, Curt Wingerter, all of Channahon, Michael and Tricia Wingerter of Kankakee, Cory Wingerter of Joliet; two daughters and sons-in-law, Neva and David Weedon of Chebanse, Tammy and Scott Sandefur of North Carolina; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Wilma and Harry Jackson of Sheldon, Linda Rutledge of Mt. Vernon, Connie Kenon of McLeansboro; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Tom and Martha Jackson of St. Anne, L.B. and Carol Jackson of DeSoto, Eugene and Evone Jackson of St. Clair Shores, Mich.; 10 grandchildren, Tanya and Tiffany Papineau, David F., Anthony, Terry, and Kim Weedon, Julie, Jori, Elizabeth, and Jace Wingerter.
Deceased is one brother, Billy Ray Jackson.
Mrs. Wingerter was a homemaker.
(Pd.)

June Jaynes

HOOPESTON - June I. Jaynes, 72, of Hoopeston, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) at Watseka Health Care Center.
Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. today at the Hamilton-Orr Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Lyle W. Curtis will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery, Hoopeston.
She was born Feb. 3, 1926, in Hoopeston, the daughter of George and Mary Killion Wintersteen.
Her first husband, Todd Malott, is deceased.
Her second husband, Harold Jaynes, is deceased.
Surviving are three sisters, Betty Rhoades, Wilma Watson, and Jane Bivans, all of Hoopeston; one brother, Eugene Wintersteen of Tilton; and special niece, Karen Hurt of Hoopeston.
Deceased are one son, one sister, and one nephew.
Mrs. Jaynes had resided in Hoopeston for many years.
She had been employed as a supervisor at Schumacher Electric Corporation in Hoopeston.
She enjoyed puzzles and playing cards.

Craig Wells

WILMINGTON - Craig R. Wells, 54, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) when his pickup truck crashed on Lorenzo Road.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. today until the services at 1 p.m. at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Mark Strothmann will officiate.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Chicago.
Memorials may be made to Kuzma Cottage.
Surviving are his wife, the former Vickie Jackson; his father, Gordon P. Wells of Wilmington; two sons, Vince and Steve; three daughters, Heather, Amber and Brandy; two grandchildren and one cousin.
Deceased is his mother, Joan Wells.
Mr. Wells had been a maintenance engineer for the city of Shorewood.

Parmelle Laurent

BEAVERVILLE - Parmelle ''Parm'' Laurent, 80, of Beaverville, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon- Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne, with the rosary at 7 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Beaver-ville, where she was a member, by Rev. Robert Coleman.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorials may be made for the Restoration of St. Mary's Church.
She was born Feb. 12, 1918, in St. Anne, the daughter of John and Pauline Leveque Regnier.
Surviving are her husband, Harry Laurent, of Beaverville, whom she married Jan. 29, 1938, in St. Anne; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tom and Judy Laurent of Martinton, Norman and Janis Laurent of Naperville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Vernon and Helen Regnier of St. Anne, Lloyd and Pearl Regnier of Sarasota, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Inez Regnier of St. Anne; five grandchildren, John, Stacy, Kristin, Laura, and Blaire Laurent; three step-grandchildren, Cindy Jamnik, Gregg and Terry Knorr; seven step-great-grandchildren, Tim, Chris, Jenna, Lane, Austin, Mason, and Kenton.
Deceased are one sister, Lucille Saindon, and one brother, Donald Regnier.
Mrs. Laurent was a member of the Ladies Sodality.
She enjoyed playing cards.
She was a homemaker.
(Pd.)

Robert Sullivan

MONEE - Robert J. Sullivan, 83, of Monee, formerly of Wheaton, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at his home.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of choice.
Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 20, 1915, in St. Louis, Mo., the son of Sylvester and Mary Kathrine Lambert Sullivan.
Surviving are his wife, Mary U. Sullivan of Monee, whom he married May 7, 1949, in Coffeyville, Kan.; two sons, Kevin P. Sullivan of Peotone, Sean T. Sullivan of Ellicott City, Md.; two daughters, Terry Thiede of Rockford, Patricia Ruffie of Batavia; one sister, Virginia Freeman of Pensacola, Fla.; and 10 grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, James and Sylvester.
Mr. Sullivan had been a sales and marketing executive.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church of Monee.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1940-1945 during World War II in the Pacific Theatre.
Mr. Sullivan was past president of Promotion Industry Club of Chicago and was director of the National Premium Sales Executives.

Mabel Shronts

GRANT PARK - Mabel D. Shronts, 80, of Grant Park, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at St. James Hospital, Chicago Heights, after a brief illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hub Funeral Chapel, Grant Park.
Mrs. Shronts will lie in state from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Zion Lutheran Church, Sollit, where she was a member. The Rev. Harvey Nicholson will officiate.
Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Sollit.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Sollit, or to the Grant Park Fire Department.
She was born March 3, 1918, in Beecher, the daughter of Louis and Dora Eifling Buhr.
Her husband, George Shronts, whom she married April 6, 1940, at Zion Lutheran Church, Sollit, died Sept. 13, 1982.
Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Roger and Betty Shronts of North Carolina, Richard and Nancy Shronts, Robert Shronts, all of Grant Park; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Beulah Buhr of Grant Park; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Lester and Elmer Buhr.
Mrs. Shronts was an active member of Zion Lutheran Ladies Aid.

Herbert Tiarks

BEAVERVILLE - Herbert Tiarks, 79, of Beaverville, died Saturday (Nov. 21, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital emergency room.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.

Frances Davis

Frances Davis, 46, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 20, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Jones Funeral Home.


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