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Robert Davis

Robert L. ''Bob'' Davis, 66, of Kankakee, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. The Rev. Martin Haeger will officiate.
Burial with military graveside rites by the Aroma Park American Legion F- Troop will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Mr. Davis worked as a meat manager for Kroger and then A&P, retiring upon its closing in 1982.
Mr. Davis served three years with the Army during the Korean War in the Military Police in Germany. He was a member of the Aroma Park American Legion Post 1019 and the Bradley VFW Post 6502.
He was born March 13, 1932 in Aroma Park, the son of Thomas and Dorothy Legg Davis. His mother, Dorothy Clodi, resides in Kankakee. His father is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jean Diggle, whom he married Feb. 7, 1954 at St. John's Evangelical and Reformed Church, Kankakee; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James and Terri Davis of Grand Prairie, Texas and Dana Davis at home; two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Greg Montgomery and Dorothy and Ron Jones, all of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Gary Corbett of Bourbonnais; one brother and sister-in-law, James and Sharon Davis of Bradley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; a special cousin, Richard Davis of St. Anne.
He attended Kankakee schools.
He enjoyed golf and watching his grandchildren's sporting events.

Georgia Marks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Georgia Hedrick Marks, 49, formerly of Kankakee, died Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was born Jan. 8, 1949 in Mattoon, the daughter of Robert and Helen Odell Kilman, who are deceased.
Mrs. Marks was a hairdresser for 25 years and had also worked at Walmart.
Her first husband, Floyd Hedrick Jr., resides in Kankakee.
Surviving are her husband, Edgar J. Marks, whom she married Nov. 28, 1994 in Cripple Creek, Colo.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Roxanne and Ed Rosenbrock of Bradley and Marla Hedrick of Chicago; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Bill Budde and Shirley and Fred Ballard, all of Colorado Springs; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Ron and Diane Kilman of Kankakee and Roger and Darlene Kilman of Bradley; and many nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday in Colorado.
She enjoyed knitting, fishing and traveling.

Earnest Sheldon

Earnest Sheldon, 45, of Kankakee, died today (Dec. 1, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 6, 1953.
Arrangements are pending at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
The funeral home requests information concerning relatives, living or dead, of the deceased. There are no known relatives at this time. You may call 939-4597.

Robert Conrad Jr.

LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Robert O. Conrad Jr., 70, formerly of Kankakee, died Wednesday (Nov. 25, 1998) in Home Hospital, Lafayette, Ind.
He was born Oct. 14, 1928.
His wife, the former Kathleen E. Wokosin, died June 15, 1994.
He was a printer. 
Surviving are four daughters and one son-in- law, Patricia Fultz of Delphi, Ind., Roberta Deleon of Arkansas, Sharon Michaelson of New York and Bridget and Miguel Sixto of Lafayette, Ind.; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Charles Conrad of Lafayette and Louis and Delane Conrad of Bourbonnais; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; 12 brothers and sisters, Evelyn Sivitzer of Mesquite, Texas, Gordon Conrad of Arkansas, Thomas Conrad of Orange, Texas, Madelyn Holdeman of Walkerton, Ind., Marlene Yerk and Maxine Holinerda, both of Brookston, Ind., Russell Conrad of Lafayette, Ind., Judy Reuzenaar of Crawfordville, Ind., Jerry Conrad of Texas, Theresa Lewis of Rensselaer, Karen Duncan and Patrick Conrad, both of Houston, Texas.
A daughter, Susan, is deceased.
He also served in the Air Force and Navy

Catherine Noonan

Visitation for Catherine J. Noonan, 82, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee. The Rev. Don Wehnert will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Miss Noonan died Nov. 25, 1998.
She was born Dec. 26, 1915 in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph and Clara Fortman Noonan.
She formerly worked at the Illinois Department of Human Services.
Surviving are one aunt, Sylvia Nickel, and two cousins, Nancy Kadow of Bradley and Joy Weber of Kankakee.

Kenneth Hertz

Kenneth O. Hertz, 62, of Aroma Park, died Saturday (Nov. 28, 1998) at Kankakee Rehabilitaiton Center.
Services were at 10 a.m. today at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Beverly Marshall- Goodell officiated.
Burial was in Bonfield Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born June 14, 1936 in Union Hill, the son of Hobart and Edith Kimmelshae Hertz.
He lived in Arkansas for many years, returning to Aroma Park 10 years ago. He resided with his friends, the Taylor family. His wife, the former Sharon Berns, whom he married June 14, 1959, and one son and daughter, Dennis and Janet Hertz, also reside with the Taylors. Also surviving are three sisters and brothers-in-law, Doris and Howard Zaeske of Batavia, Lois and Don Jenkins of Bourbonnais and Shirley and Kenneth Burch of Herscher; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Glenn and Pat Hertz of Chebanse, Orville and Myrthel Hertz of Terre Haute, Ind. and Eldon and Rita Hertz of Kankakee; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, Michael Owen Hertz, and one sister, Arlene Hertz.
Mr. Hertz worked for 10 years in the maintenance department at A.O. Smith Corporation.
He was a member of the Aroma Park United Methodist Church.

Orland Fraser

ST. ANNE - Orland Fraser, 72, of St. Anne, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at the St. Anne Catholic Church.

James Watkins

James Watkins, 71, of Kankakee, died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) at Vencor Hospital in Sycamore.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at New Jackson Tabernacle COGIC, Kankakee, where he was a member. Elder Tommy L. Wright will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
He was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Whitehaven, Tenn., the son of Sam Watkins and Mamie Guinn.
Surviving are his wife, the former Schuntil McDonald, whom he married May 6, 1989 in Kankakee; one daughter, Carlotta Thornton of Chicago; a son, William Elsey of Joliet; four stepsons, James (Centrella) McDonald of Peoria, Charlie (Cheryl) Parker of Clearlake, Calif., Joseph Parker of Kankakee and Willie Parker of Champaign; two stepdaughters, Mary Power of Champaign and Delisia (Percy) Jones of Galesburg; one sister, Sarah Johnson of Memphis, Tenn.; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Air Force.
He was a retired mental health technician at Manteno Mental Health Center.
He enjoyed working on cars.

Marjorie Kendall

Marjorie Marie Kendall, 72, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Charles Wheeler will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Dec. 10, 1925 in Kankakee, the daughter of Francis and Edythe Dominique Girard.
Her husbands are deceased, Carlton Anderson and Ernest Kendall, whom she married March 14, 1956.
Mrs. Kendall was a self-employed beautician, retiring in 1983.
Surviving are one son, Nowel Eugene Works of Rockford; one daughter, Sheryl Lynn Anderson and Larry Crawford; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; one adopted daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Owen Ake of Kankakee; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Ernest Treece of Kankakee and Nadine and Gordon Pritchard and Anita Whittington, all of Florida; two brothers-in-law, Francis Kirchner and John M. Cooper, both of Kankakee; six grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 23 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Also deceased are a brother, Wayne Girard; sisters, Bonita Kirchner and Margaret Cooper; and an aunt Margueritta Reukheim.
She enjoyed crafts and needlepoint.

Josie Watson

Visitation for Josie Bell ''Aunt Gump'' Watson, 62, of Kankakee, will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Lax Mortuary and from 10 a.m. Friday until the 10:30 a.m. services at Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Kankakee. The Rev. William H. Copeland Jr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Morning Star Children's Choir.
Mrs. Watson died Friday (Nov. 27, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 31, 1935 in Bolton, Miss., to Samuel and Willie Bell Burse Dixon Sr.
She was a member of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church where she had served in the Senior Choir and as choir president; a matron and director of the Children's Choir; and a deaconess.
Surviving are her husband, Johnny Lee Watson, whom she married in July of 1954; one son and daughter- in-law, Jimmie Lee and Nancy Dixon of Minneapolis, Minn.; four daughters, Willie Bell Daniels of Aurora, Colo., Kathlyn Ann Watson of Peoria, Johnnie Delinda Watson and Sybil Renee Watson, both of Kankakee; a special son and daughter, Tommy Lindsey and Carolyn Rice, both of Kankakee; her mother, Willie Bell Dixon of Jackson, Miss.; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, Sam Dixon Jr., Joseph and Marriah Dixon, Robert Lee and Rose Dixon, all of Kankakee, George T. and Loretha Dixon and Rev. Roosevelt and Jennifer Dixon of Gary, Ind.; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Rosie Lee Nelson of Jackson, Miss., Christine and Roger Sykes and Katherine and Harry Edmond, all of Kankakee, and Carrie and Robert Williams of Gary, Ind.; many special friends and God- children; 19 grandchildren; six great- grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, including a special niece Albertstine Walker.
Deceased are her father; three sisters, Polly Mae Dixon, Ernestine Smith and Mary Caroll; and two daughters, Carolyn and Naomi Watson.
She worked as a support service worker at Manteno, Tinley Park and Shapiro developmental centers for more than 25 years before retiring.

Lee Otis Legg

Lee Otis Legg, 73, of Lake Village, Ind., formerly of St. Anne and Kankakee, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at Hines V.A. Hospital.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Craig Sweet will officiate.
Burial with military graveside rites by the Aroma Park American Legion F-Troop will be in the Aroma Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 25, 1925 in St. Anne, the son of Bert C. and Fannie Conn Legg.
Deceased are his parents; one brother George Lee; and a nephew Robert Davis who also died Monday in Kankakee.
Mr. Legg worked in maintenance for the Joliet Arsenal.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Army and received the Purple Heart.
He was a member of the Bradley VFW.
Surviving are one sister, Dorothy Clodi of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in-law, Wilbur and Doris Legg of Lake Village, Ind.; three nephews, Clyde Curtis Legg and James Davis; and one niece, Betty Corbett.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles.

Alvera LaMontagne

Visitation for Alvera J. LaMontagne, 77, formerly of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Teresa Church, Kankakee, where she had been a member.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation.
Mrs. LaMontagne died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) in Bradenton, Fla.
She was born June 14, 1921 in Kankakee, the daughter of Charles and Emma Kirchman Drazy.
Her husband, Roy LaMontagne, whom she married Aug. 31, 1940 in Davenport, Iowa, died Feb. 12, 1988.
She was a member of the Auxiliary of the Kankakee VFW.
Surviving are two sons, Roy LaMontagne Jr. of Bradley and Lee LaMontagne of Custer Park; three daughters, Bonnie Barnes and Tara LaMontagne, both of Bradenton, and Cindy Clevenger of Kankakee; three sisters, Mildred Brazier and Marcelene Gall, both of Kankakee, and Sylvia Soderquist of Oregon; 14 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Nancy Tofte; one son, Mark; a grandchild; two brothers; and three sisters.
She enjoyed playing Bingo.

Mark Scheurich

CENTRALIA - Mark Scheurich, 69, Centralia, former superintendent of Braidwood schools from 1969-1976, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at St. Mary's Hospital in Centralia.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the Pacey Funeral Home in Centralia.
Burial with graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mary's Cemetery in Champaign.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at the funeral home.
He was born Oct. 7, 1929 at Ivesdale, the son of Peter Francis and Rose Werner Scheurich.
His wife, the former Judith Kerr, whom he married Oct. 8, 1985 in Champaign, survives.
He served with the Marines 1950- 54 during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion Post in Bloomington.
Mr. Scheurich received his master's degree in business administration from Illinois State University in 1962 and his bachelor's degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1958.
He was superintendent of Grand Prairie School from 1980 until retiring last August. He was also the girls' basketball coach. His teams played in the state tournament twice.
He was a principal at Saunemin Elementary School from 1966-69, taught and coached at Flanigan High School from 1962-66 and taught in Hume from 1958-62.
Also surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Sandy Scheurich of Crosby, Texas, and Donald and Diedra Scheurich of Houston; three step-daughters, Claudia (Albert) Morr and Amy Johnson, all of Champaign; two brothers, Peter Scheurich of Centralia and Joe Schuerich of Florida; one sister, Alberta Pellatier of Downers Grove; three grandchildren; and seven step- grandchildren.
One brother and two sisters are deceased.

Bertha Johnson

SUN RIVER TERRACE - Bertha M. Johnson, 75, of Sun River Terrace, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee.

Catherine McCann

Catherine Marie ''Kay'' McCann, 67, of Manteno, died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at Loyola University Medical Center.
Visitation will be will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday, with a wake service at 5 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Edward Grotovsky at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Manteno.
Burial will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip.
She was born Oct. 3, 1931 in Chicago, the daughter of John P. and Mary Pecic Dwyer. Her father is deceased and her mother survives.
Surviving are her husband, Harry McCann, Jr., whom she married June 18, 1955 in Chicago; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Timothy McCann and Paula Weber of San Francisco, Calif., Robert and Mary McCann of Ponte Vedre Beach, Fla., and Darren McCann, Dennis and Linda McCann, all of Manteno; three sisters, Phyllis Dwyer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Mary Ellen Witkus of Glen Ellyn, and Donna and Ray Shields; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
She was of the Roman Catholic faith.

Josie Brown

Josie Brown, 96, of Kankakee, survived by 70 grandchildren, over 200 great-grandchildren and eight great- great-grandchildren, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at New Jerusalem Seven Day Adventist Church in Bradley, where she was a member. Pastor Enell Hall will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
She was born March 31, 1902 in Bentonia, Miss., the daughter of Charles and Cora Taylor Thomas. She was married in Bentonia, Miss.
The mother of 14 children, surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Burlee and Rosie Mae Brown of Rolling Fork, Miss.; three daughters, Fruitsy Gathings and Shirley Brown, both of Kankakee, and Marcella Brown of Phoenix, Ariz.; 70 grandchildren; over 200 great-grandchildren and eight-great-great-grandchildren.
Ten children are deceased.

Preston Daily

Preston Mitchell Daily, son of Leanna Fairchild Tolliver and Steve Dailey of Grayville, grandson of local residents, died shortly after birth Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at St. Mary's Health Center at Richmond Heights, Mo.
Beside his parents, surviving are grandparents, Pam and Eric Larsen of St. Anne, Rita Tusinski of Manteno, Dan and Beth Daily of Kankakee and Dale Fairchild of Grayville; one great-grandmother, Dara Stewart of Manteno; one great- aunt, Kay Linder of Grayville; one stepsister, Erica Daily; and two stepbrothers, Steven and Bryan Daily; four aunts and two uncles, Lori Fairchild of Bourbonnais, Lisa Boyd of Manteno, Amber Daily of Kankakee, John Daily of St. Anne and Jaime Fairchild of Illinois.
Deceased is his great-grandfather Ivan Stewart.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Stokes Chapel Cemetery at Crossville. The Rev. Tom Wolverton will officiate.
Sturm Funeral Home of Grayville is in charge of arrangements.

Orland Fraser

ST. ANNE - Visitation for Orland Fraser, 72, of St. Anne, will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, with a wake service at 6:30 p.m. at the Clancy- Gernon-Houk Funeral Home in St. Anne.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday by the Rev. James Fanale at St. Anne Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
Mr. Fraser died Monday (Nov. 30, 1998) at his home.
He was born Nov. 30, 1926 in St. Anne, the son of Harvey and Alma Marcotte Fraser, who are deceased.
Mr. Fraser was a lifelong St. Anne area farmer. Now retired, he had been employed for over 30 years at Valspar.
He was a member of the Kankakee Farm Bureau and the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Robert Miller of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in- law, Eldon and Joyce Fraser of Bradley; one niece; five nephews; and 12 great-nieces and -nephews.

Marjorie Kendall

Marjorie Marie Kendall, 72, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Nov. 29, 1998) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Thursday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Charles Wheeler will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
She was born Dec. 10, 1925 in Kankakee, the daughter of Francis and Edythe Dominique Girard.
Her first husband, Carlton Anderson, and her second husband, Ernest Kendall, whom she married March 14, 1956, are deceased.
Mrs. Kendall was a self-employed beautician, retiring in 1983.
Surviving are one son, Nowel Eugene Works of Rockford; one daughter, Sheryl Lynn Anderson and Larry Crawford; two stepsons; three stepdaughters; one adopted daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Owen Ake of Kankakee; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Ernest Treece of Kankakee and Nadine and Gordon Pritchard and Anita Whittington, all of Florida; two brothers-in-law, Francis Kirchner and John M. Cooper, both of Kankakee; six grandchildren; five great- grandchildren; 13 step-grandchildren; 23 step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and -nephews.
Also deceased are a brother, Wayne Girard; sisters, Bonita Kirchner and Marguerite Cooper; and an aunt, Marguerite Reuckheim.
She enjoyed crafts and needlepoint. (Pd.)

Loretta Niznik

BRAIDWOOD - Loretta M. Niznik, 94, of Braidwood, formerly of Joliet, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 1998) at the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
There will be no visitation.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Steve Bondi, at 10 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Church, Braidwood, where she was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Braidwood.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the Loretta Niznik Scholarship Fund at the Lincoln Way Community High School in New Lenox.
She was born Dec. 15, 1903 in Canon City, Colo., the daughter of Liberato and Mary Magdalen Fabrizio Lombardi.
She was a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
She taught elementary school in Canon City and at the Sheridan School in Joliet.
She was formerly employed at the Argonne National Laboratory. She was a member of the Council of Catholic Women and the Legion of Mary, all in Braidwood.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Madelene and Stephen Vargo of Joliet; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Gilbert and Mary Lou Niznik of Plainfield, Ernest G. and Karen Niznik of Braidwood and Mary Rae Niznik of Joliet; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; one brother, Joseph Lombardi of Cincinnati, Ohio; nephews and one niece, Loretta Lewis of Pueblo, Colo.
Deceased are her husband, Francis Gordon Niznik, whom she married June 13, 1928; one son, Gordon; and two brothers, Ernest and George Lombardi.

Joe Mudro

PEOTONE - Joe Mudro, 71, of Peotone, died Tuesday (Dec. 1, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Revs. Michael Ginter and James Kempfer, at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church of Peotone, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be P.J., Tom, Sam and Bryan Mudro and Joe and Steve McCullough.
He was born May 19, 1927 in Butte, Mont., the son of Joseph and Cora Willard Mudro.
Mr. Mudro was a racetrack pari- mutuel clerk for 52 years.
His wife, the former Patricia Burns, whom he married June 18, 1949 in East Chicago, is deceased.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, P.J. and Pat Mudro and Tom and Mary Mudro, all of Peotone, Bill and Pam Mudro of Beecher and John and Andrea Mudro of Munster, Ind.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Mud and Flint McCullough of Peotone, Lee and Bill Mudro-Blaha of Wheaton and Robyn Mudro of Chicago; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jean Vahey of Calumet City, Cora Lee Harr and Hallie Hart, all of Munster, Ind.
Deceased are one son, Scott; and three sisters, Alice, Eileen and Kay Kaczynski.
He was a former member of the board of directors of Sporstman Park.
A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the Navy.

Clifford Coash Jr

Clifford E. ''Tiff'' Coash Jr., 74, of Bradley, a longtime car dealer and a former Bradley village board member, died today (Dec. 2, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Mr. Coash operated Coash Motor Co. in Kankakee for more than 30 years.
He was appointed to the Kankakee County Sheriff's Police Merit Commission in December 1978 and became commission chairman in 1980. He was reappointed in 1986 and served until 1992.
Mr. Coash also was Kankakee County coordinator for then-Secretary of State Jim Edgar's re-election campaign in 1986.
He served three terms on the Bradley Village Board, is a graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School and a Marine Corps veteran.
Mr. Coash also was a member of the Bishop McNamara High School board.

Jerry B. Lucas

Jerry B. Lucas, 63, former Kankakee attorney, died of a heart attack, Tuesday on his birthday, (Dec. 1, 1998) at Tallahassee, Fla., while on the golf course of Golden Eagle Country Club.
Arrangements are pending at Culley's Meadow Wood, 700 Timberlane Road in Tallahassee, Fla. 32312; (850) 893-4177.
Mr. Lucas served as an assistant in the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office for a year beginning February 1966. He was a public defender from March 1969 to April 1971.
A 1953 graduate of Kankakee High School, he received an undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University in 1957. He graduated from the University of Texas Law School in 1963.
Mr. Lucas returned to Kankakee in the fall 1963 and practiced law in the community for over 25 years.
He was a member of the Kankakee Shrine Club and the Kankakee Elks Club. He also served as president of the Jaycees Little League and the Aroma Park Little League. He coached YMCA basketball for nine years.


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