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Ulyssee Burrell

Visitation for Ulyssee ''Trouble'' Burrell, 92, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Second Baptist Church where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. William H. Copeland will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Burrell died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at his granddaughter's home.
He was born April 4, 1906, in Columbia, Miss., the son of Dudley and Hattie Brewer Burrell.
His wife, the former Irena March, whom he married May 14, 1933, in Marion County, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Eddie and Peggy Burrell of Chicago, Louis and Emma Burrell of Kankakee, Dudley and Billie Burrell of St. Anne; one daughter and son-in-law, Hattie and William McCrary of Decatur, Ga.; two sisters, Bernice Franklin and Willie Bell Matthews, both of New Orleans, La.; one brother-in-law, Hall March of Columbia, Miss.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Canzata Burrell, Pedro and Irene Burrell, all of New Orleans, La.; one sister-in- law, Hattie Forbes of Kankakee; 26 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; and one special daughter, Mary Gant.
Deceased are two sons, Clifton and William Burrell; daughter-in-law, Ann Burrell; and six brothers.
Mr. Burrell was a real estate entrepreneur after retiring in September 1971 from Phil Malysa Construction Company, Blue Island.
He was a member of Laborers Union Local 25 and the Morning Star Baptist Church.

Orell Dykstra

Orell ''Dyke'' Dykstra, 75, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from noon Friday until the 2 p.m. services at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born March 6, 1923, in St. Anne, the son of Frank and Ellen LeVeque Dykstra.
Surviving are his wife, the former Eula Munger Wilkens, of Kankakee, whom he married Feb. 8, 1958, in Peotone; two sons and one daughter- in-law, Darryl Dykstra of Kankakee, Wyatt and Aida Dykstra of Rockford; one sister, Hazel Arseneau of St. Anne; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, four brothers, and one sister.
Mr. Dykstra had worked at McBroom Cadillac and Firestone, Kankakee, and retired from Meadow Gold.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was affiliated with St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Kankakee.
He was a member of the American Legion, Steger.
He enjoyed playing cards.

Marie Cheffer

Marie A. Cheffer, 76, of Kankakee, died today (Nov. 25, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

Marguerite Beck

WATSEKA - Marguerite Beck, 91, of Watseka, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at Watseka Health Care Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.

George Kresse

CHEBANSE - George F. Kresse, 86, of Chebanse, formerly of Morris, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at his home.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Nov. 25 at U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home, Morris. The Rev. Richard Lang officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris. Pallbearers were his grandsons, George David Kresse, Todd and Jeff Momper, Mike Trost, Ken Sharp, and Darren Prince. Honorary pallbearers were Brian Hubbard, Jason Bonomo and Kent Hixson.
Memorials may be made to Kankakee Valley Hospice.
He was born April 3, 1912, in Chicago, the son of George F. and Roelfina Van Gulden Kresse.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elizabeth ''Betty'' Watson, of Chebanse, whom he married Jan. 24, 1934, in Morris; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and George Imhauser of Kankakee, Judy and Don Momper of Wilmington; one son and daughter-in-law, George and Jan Kresse of Morris; one sister, Gertrude Steele of Morris; one niece; 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased is one grandson, Donnell Trost.
He was employed as an ironworker with Bethlehem Steel in Chicago. With his wife they owned and operated the State Restaurant on Liberty St. and then Kresse Highway Inn on Bedford Road. He worked with Federal Paper Board Co. retiring in 1970.
Mr. Kresse was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He was a member of the Morris American Legion Post 294 for 54 years.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking.

Thomas Robisky

DWIGHT - Thomas ''Tom'' Joseph Robisky, 34, of Dwight, died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at Morris Hospital, after a one-car accident south of Mazon.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, by the Rev. James Rickey.
Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Pontiac.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Streator, the son of Raymond and Patricia States Robisky.
Surviving are his parents of Gardner; one daughter, Kayla Robisky; one son, Zachary Robisky; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Joe Maxard of Gardner, Connie and Bob Watters, Carol and Ray Dippon, all of Dwight; one brother and sister- in-law, Dan and Kathy Robisky of Dwight.
Deceased are his grandparents.
Mr. Robisky was educated at Goodfarm Grade School and graduated from Dwight High School.
He owned and operated Dwight and Herscher Mini-Storage.
He was a farmer.

Mae Kile

Mae Kile, 76, of Kankakee, died today (Nov. 25, 1998) at Miller HealthCare Center.
Survivors include two sons, Jerry Kile of Bourbonnais, Warren Kile of Kankakee; and one daughter, Linda Kokora of Minnesota.
Arrangements are pending at the Rehr Kaiser Funeral Home, Kankakee.

Evelyn Bregenzer

DALLAS, Texas - Mary Evelyn (Roach) Bregenzer, 91, of Dallas, Texas, former resident of Kankakee and Momence, died Monday morning, (Nov. 23, 1998) at the home of her daughter in Dallas.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Henry Bregenzer; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and Bill Orth and Mary Beth and Dave Orth, all of Dallas; nine grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ray (Jane) Evans and Mrs. Howard (Jean) Denton of Florida.
Preceding her in death were her brother, Robert, and sister, Mrs. Don (Margaret) Hartquist.
Evelyn was born on Sept. 4, 1907, in Kankakee. She was the eldest of five children born to John Edward and Mayme (Pittman) Roach.
She attended St. Patrick grade school and high school and graduated from Brown Business School in Kankakee. After graduation, she lived and worked in Chicago for several years.
On June 23, 1934, at St. Patrick's Church, she married pharmacist Henry Bregenzer, also of Kankakee. They resided in Kankakee until 1944 when they moved to Momence, where they became owners of a drug store at 13 Dixie Highway. They operated Bregenzer Drug Store in Momence until 1968.
In 1972, Evelyn and Henry moved to Dallas, Texas, where their children and grandchildren had settled.
Although she had been away for over 25 years, Evelyn cherished the happy memories of her many years spent in the Kankakee area. (Pd.)

Robert Snyders

Robert A. Snyders, 39, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Midlothian, died Sunday (Nov. 22, 1998) at his residence after a sudden illness.
A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Jude Church, New Lenox.
He was born Dec. 1, 1958, in Evergreen Park, the son of Ted and Lillian Snyders.
Surviving are his parents of Bourbonnais; five sisters and brothers-in- law, Lorrie and Butch Tracy, Donna and Brendan Nevin, all of New Lenox, Debbi and Gino Pellegrini of Markham, Sharon and Mike Leasure of Lafayette, Ind., Mary Beth and Dan Chappell of Bellingham, Wash.; and one brother, Ted Snyders of Orland Park.
Mr. Snyders was employed as a warehouse distributor.
He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 1977.

Virginia Woore

PLANT CITY, Fla. - Virginia S. Woore, 72, of Plant City, Fla., formerly of Momence, died Saturday (Nov. 21, 1998) at the South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City.
Graveside services, with inurnment, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4. at Kankakee Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.
Arrangements are by the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
She was born Sept. 2, 1926, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lemmie Sandford.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne Woore of Plant City.
Mrs. Woore had worked for GTE as an accountant for 17 years.

Jim Burch

Jim Burch, 58, of Bourbonnais, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday. The Rev. Thomas Boudreau will officiate.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Northwestern University Hospital to promote organ donations.
He was born Jan. 5, 1940, in Kankakee, the son of Arthur J. and Charlotte Sue Watson Burch.
Surviving are his wife, the former Margie Gifford, whom he married Nov. 13, 1959, in Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Rod and Cindy Burch of Bourbonnais; two daughters and sons-in-law, Becke and Marc Boudreau of Bourbonnais, Betsy and Tim Wilken of St. Charles; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jim Bridgewater of Bourbonnais; his mother, Sue Burch of Bourbonnais; and four grandchildren, Katie, Ryan, Ross, and Jenna.
Deceased is his father.
Mr. Burch was owner and operator of Jim Burch Mini Storage and formerly owned and operated Burch's Mobile Home Sales.
He had helped his father establish Burch's Mobile Home Park.
He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Elks, Bradley Lions Club, Ducks Unlimited, and the Bradley Bourbonnais Chamber of Commerce.
He was an avid hunter and trapshooter. (Pd.)

James Nickerson

MOMENCE - James R. Nickerson, 72, of Momence, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence. The Rev. Marshall Williams will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to Kankakee Valley Hospice or the Bible Witness Camp.
He was born Sept. 26, 1926, in Onarga, the son of Archie and Evelyn Boudreau Nickerson.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lois J. Henerberg, of Momence, whom he married June 4, 1949, in Danville; two sisters, Beaulah Sikes of Kankakee, and Isabelle Straley of Momence.
Deceased are two brothers and three sisters.
Mr. Nickerson was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II.
He was a retired employee of Schnell's Dairy in Kankakee.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 40 in Momence and the Teamster Union Local 754.

Kenneth Heusing

SPRINGFIELD - Kenneth E. Heusing, 78, of Springfield, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
Services were held at 7:15 p.m. Nov. 24 at the Park Meadows Baptist Church, Lincoln. The Rev. S.M. Davis officiated.
Burial was Nov. 25 in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
He was born July 3, 1920, in Kankakee, the son of Clarence and Irene Molthan Heusing.
Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle Dillehay, whom he married in 1945 in Grant Park; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Vivian and Robert Bonser of Manteno, Alfred Marcotte of Bourbonnais; Elizabeth Long of Sanford, Fla.; and Joann Revis of Palo Alto, Calif.
Mr. Heusing was a retired sales clerk for Gee Lumber Co. in Chicago.
He was a member of Park Meadows Baptist Church in Lincoln.

Mae Kile

Visitation for Mae A. Kile, 75, of Kankakee, will be from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Rehr Kaiser Funeral Home, Kankakee, and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Martin Haeger will officiate.
Burial will be in Limestone Cemetery, Limestone Township.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Kile died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at Miller HealthCare Center, Kankakee.
She was born May 14, 1923, in Kankakee, the daughter of Charles and Frances Prillwitz Wischnowski.
Her husband, Warren Kile Sr., whom she married in 1940 in Kankakee, died in 1971.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Jerry and Elizabeth Kile of Bourbonnais, Warren Kile of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in- law, Linda and Daniel Kokora of Minneapolis, Minn.; two sisters, Edna M. Styck of St. Anne, Elsie E. Denault of Bonfield; six grandchildren; and a special family friend, Edward St. Aubin of Kankakee.
Deceased are four brothers, Elmer, Carl, Clarence and Harold Wischnowski; and one sister, Nelda B. Asher.
Mrs. Kile had been an employee of Saga Foods at Olivet Nazarene University.
She raised her family in Altorf moving to Kankakee later.
She attended the Mapes Country School in District 65 in Limestone Township.

Leland Ader

CHEBANSE - Leland R. Ader, 78, of Chebanse, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Sunday at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Home, where services will be held Monday.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Chebanse, the son of Earl Shafe and Caroline Theresa Peters Ader.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lorine C. Denault, of Chebanse, whom he married Aug. 28, 1943, at St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Barb Ader of Terre Haute, Ind., Russell and Sue Ader of Chebanse; one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Louis Sterrenberg of Chatsworth; one brother, Milton Ader of Chebanse; and five grandchildren, Leah, Stacy and Brian Ader, Michael Floyd, and Kimberly Clark.
Deceased are his parents.
Mr. Ader was a lifelong dairy farmer.
He attended the American Lutheran Church in Kankakee. (Pd.)

Charles Geddes

WATSEKA - Charles Geddes, 86, of Watseka, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Arrangements are pending at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.

Raymond Kelly

MANTENO - Raymond Joseph Kelly, 56, of Manteno, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his home.
Arrangements are pending at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.

Catherine Noonan

Catherine J. Noonan of Kankakee died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at her home.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.

Boniface Grey

Boniface L. ''Bonnie'' Grey, 86, of Bradley, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, with a wake service at 4 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Bradley, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Ashkum.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Grade School.
Mr. Grey was a retired employee of Roper Corporation, Bradley Div. after 34 years.
He was born Aug. 27, 1912, in Ashkum, the son of William and Mae Zerfas Grey.
Surviving are his wife, the former Elsie Spies, whom he married Nov. 28, 1934, in Ashkum; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Ruth Grey of Kankakee; one daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Harold Splear of Kankakee; one sister, Dorothy La Reau of Kankakee; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter Katherine Ellen; one brother Jerome; and one sister, Winifred Raymond.
He was a member of the St. Joseph Holy Name Society and was an usher.
He was a member of the Kankakee Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels.

Iris Lafond

PORTLAND, Ore. - Iris Hartman Lafond, 89, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Beaverville, died Thursday (Nov. 19, 1998) in Gresham.
Cremation rites were accorded.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at St. Ignatius Catholic Church, Portland, Ore.; and a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 5 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Eugene, Ore., where she was a member. A third Mass will be celebrated in Beaverville this coming summer.
Burial will be in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Beaverville.
Memorials may be made to the Catholic Relief Services or the Mercicorps.
Mt. Scott Funeral Home, Portland, Ore., was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 21, 1908, in Reinbeck, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Mary Severance Hartman.
Her husband, Lawrence Lafond, whom she married Dec. 25, 1930, died in 1965.
Surviving are three daughters, Jacquelyn Wreath of Springfield, Marilyn Newton of Portland, Ore., Linda Hume of Spokane, Wash.; seven grandchildren and eight great- grandchildren.
She graduated from St. Mary's Hospital School of Nursing, Kankakee. After graduation she worked at St. Mary's Hospital. She practiced her nursing profession in Kankakee, Watseka, Woodstock, and Springfield. She retired in 1973 and moved to Eugene, Ore.,in 1974 and to Portland in 1998.
She loved to travel.

Johanna Gierke

CHEBANSE - Johanna S. Gierke, 99, Chebanse, died today (Nov. 27, 1998) at the Merkle Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.

Margaret Witczak

LAKE VILLAGE, Ind. - Margaret Ann Humphery Witczak, 48, of Lake Village, Ind., died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-9 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of God Worship Center, Bradley, where she was a member. Pastor Michael LeBuhn will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Memorial Park, Monee.
She was born Aug. 28, 1950, in Chicago, the daughter of Woodrow and Margaret Humphery.
Surviving are her husband, George Anthony Witczak Sr., of Lake Village, Ind., whom she married in September 1969 in Chicago; three sons and one daughter-in-law, George and Lisa Witczak, and Frank Witczak, all of Crown Point, Ind., Theodore Witczak of Lake Village, Ind.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Christine and Jason Piepenbrink of Wheatfield, Ind., Margaret and Scott Polman of Tacoma, Wash.; one brother, Mike Humphery of Evergreen Park; six grandchildren; great-aunt, Shirley; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Deceased are her parents and grandparents.
Mrs. Witczak was a licensed practical nurse at Glenshire Nursing Home in Richton Park.
She was an active volunteer at her church.

Robert Garner

WATSEKA - Robert L. ''One Shot'' Garner, 64, of rural Watseka, died Thursday (Nov. 26, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Kevin Garner will officiate.
Burial will be in Prairie Dell Cemetery, Iroquois. Pallbearers will be Kevin Bossong, Russell Daniels, Terry Garner, Roger Lebeck, Paul McTaggart, and Mike VanHoveln. Honorary pallbearers will be Jerome Manos and Denny Foreman.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois County Hospice and Volunteer Services or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Garner had farmed for 39 years and had worked for Middleport Township for 20 years. He served as Middleport Township tax assessor for 15 years.
He was born June 19, 1934, in Watseka, the son of Harold and Edna Taylor Garner.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Garrelts, of rural Watseka, whom he married Oct. 30, 1955, at St. John's Lutheran Church at Schwer; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Terry Garner, Michael and Dawn Garner, all of Watseka, Kevin and Susan Garner of rural Marseilles; one sister, Phyllis Lauterbach of Watseka; one brother and sister-in- law, Bill and Frances Garner of rural Crescent City; his mother-in-law, Marie Garrelts of Milford; and two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several brothers and sisters-in law.
Deceased are his parents.
He graduated from Sheldon High School in 1952 and worked at the County Farm and Watseka Condenser.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and mushrooming.
He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, Watseka.

Nearlean Mobley

Nearlean Mobley, 85, of Kankakee, died Monday (Nov. 23, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Home.

Marie Cheffer

Visitation for Marie A. Cheffer, 76, of Kankakee, will be from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee, with a wake service at 3 p.m.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.
Mrs. Cheffer died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born Aug. 24, 1922, in Kankakee, the daughter of Leonell and Laura Barrie Gadbois.
Her husband, Orville B. Cheffer, whom she married Nov. 11, 1943, at Sheppard Fields AFB, Texas, died Feb. 1, 1995.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon and Gary Faber of Wilmington, Marline Rock of Kankakee; one sister, Nadine Meier of Kankakee; seven grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Cheffer had worked as a bookkeeper for Uptown Paint and Body. She was the owner of Cheffer Realty in the 1960s.
She was a member of the Moose, bowling leagues, American Legion Post 85 Auxiliary, Elks Ladies, and Emblem Club.

Marguerite Beck

WATSEKA - Graveside services for Marguerite ''Peg'' Beck, 91, of Watseka, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Joe Hughes will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to Centennial Christian Church, Watseka, where she was a member.
Arrangements are by the Segur- Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka.
Mrs. Beck died Tuesday (Nov. 24, 1998) at Watseka Healthcare Center.
She was born Aug. 13, 1907, in Petersburg, Ind., the daughter of William Thomas and Florence Mae Minor Chadwick.
Her husband, William ''Ed'' Beck, whom she married July 20, 1919, in Watseka, died Sept. 25, 1977.
Surviving are several nieces and nephews including: Phyllis (Annie) Salm of Martinton, and Bill Chadwick of Watseka; and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
Deceased are three brothers and seven sisters.
She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.

Gertrude McGinnis

REDDICK - Gertrude Marie McGinnis, 71, of Reddick, who owned and operated Oliver Sales and Service in Reddick for nearly 50 years, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) at RML Specialty Hospital, Hinsdale.
A wake service will be from 3:30-4 p.m. Sunday, followed by visitation from 4-8 p.m. at the Von Qualen Harris Funeral Home, Dwight, and from 9-9:30 a.m. Monday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Church, Reddick, where she was a member, by the Rev. Richard Kostelz.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus.
Memorials may be made to the Reddick Ambulance and Fire Department or to the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Reddick for Masses.
She worked for the Shafer-Pearson Insurance Agency in Chatsworth until shortly before her death.
She was a dispatcher for the Reddick Fire Department, a board member for the Reddick Ambulance Service, and coordinator of Senior Citizen's Meals in Reddick.
She was born Jan. 24, 1927, in Kankakee, the daughter of Edward James and Ada O'Brien McGinnis.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, James and Ruth McGinnis of Reddick; two nephews, Richard (Robin) McGinnis of Normal, Terry McGinnis of Reddick; one niece, Jill (Steven) Kern of Morton; three great-nephews and one great- niece.
Deceased are her parents.
Miss McGinnis was educated in Reddick schools.
She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women, had been a member of the BPW in Kankakee, and was a charter member of the FireBelles Auxiliary in Reddick.
She enjoyed traveling, sports events, her family, and community activities.


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