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Bellsmeire Arseneau

Bellsmeire I. ''Bell'' Arseneau, 83, of Bradley, died Friday (Dec. 25, 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.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Beaverville.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bea-verville.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation or St. Mary's Restoration.
She was born April 26, 1915, in Beaverville, the daughter of Prim and Lillie Fortin LaFond.
Her husband, Vernon Arseneau, whom she married Feb. 24, 1936, in Beaverville, died Oct. 18, 1991.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Gale and Lue Arseneau of Bourbonnais, Merle Arseneau of Jackson, Tenn.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Vernice and Gerald Marcotte of Beaverville, Carolyn and Rodney Cote of Chebanse; one sister, Inez Miller of Sarasota, Fla.; one brother, Glenn LaFond of Beaverville; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Dale and Wendell; and one brother, Robbie LaFond.
Mrs. Arseneau taught in a one room schoolhouse in Iroquois County (Beaverville), retiring from the Bradley School System after teaching Special Education for several years.
She was a supervisor for Special Education Students at the University of Illinois.
She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and St. Josephs Church, Bradley.
Mrs. Arseneau was active in various local health associations. She was retired from Provena St. Mary's where she also volunteered.

Rose Jordan

GIBSON CITY - Rose Tranos Jordan, 90, of Gibson City, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 1998) at Gibson Community Hospital, Gibson City.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Lamb Funeral Home, 303 N. Church St., Gibson City. The Rev. William Smith will officiate.
Burial will be in Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church or to the donor's choice.
She was born Sept. 20, 1908, in Lamoli, Italy, the daughter of Anacleto and Maria Fenici Celeschi. She immigrated to the United States in 1914 and had lived most of her life in the Guthrie and Gibson City area.
Her first husband, Gust Tranos, whom she married in 1938, died in 1946.
Her second husband, Richard L. ''Snook'' Jordan, whom she married in 1950, died in 1985.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, William and Connie Tranos of Kankakee; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Harry Wittwer of Overland Park, Kan.; one sister-in-law, Mamie Celeschi of Chicago; and two nephews and one niece.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
Mrs. Jordan and her first husband, Gust, owned and operated the Busy Bee Confectionary in Gibson City for many years.
She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Gibson City, the Council of Catholic Women, and the Altar and Rosary Society for many years.

Irvin Baker

Irvin Joseph Baker, 80, of Kankakee, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where he was a member, by the Rev. Charles Wheeler.
Burial will be in St. John's Cemetery, L'Erable.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
He was born Aug. 14, 1918, in Chatsworth, the son of Grover and Elizabeth Radin Baker.
Surviving are his wife, the former Catherine Burkmonus, whom he married Jan. 13, 1945, in Seattle, Wash.; one son and daughter-in-law, Steven A. and Marla Baker of San Diego, Calif.; three daughters and sons-in-law, Catherine E. and Paul Willi of Macomb, Deborah A. and Tom Shirley of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, and Valerie R. and Fred Benoit of Merrionette Park; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul and Marcella Baker, Grover and Patricia Baker, all of Kankakee; one sister, Della Imm of Tomahawk, Wis.; four grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons, Terry J. Baker, died in 1995, and Donald M. Baker, died in 1977; and one sister, Velma Simac, died in 1980.
Mr. Baker was a retired Farmers Insurance Group agent, retiring in 1988.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps serving from 1941-45.
He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, hunting, and gardening.

Esther Cluver

CISSNA PARK - Esther M. Cluver, 92, of Cissna Park, died Thursday (Dec. 25, 1998) at Covenant Hospital, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, and one hour prior to services at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cissna Park. Rev. Terry Strom will officiate.
Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Memorials may go to Trinity Lutheran Church, Cissna Park, where she was a member.
She was born June 17, 1906, in Cissna Park, the daughter of Herman and Sabina Windhorn Cluver.
Surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Wilma and Harold Rust of Cissna Park; one brother and sister- in-law, Wilbur and Isabelle Cluver of Cissna Park; one sister-in-law, Ruth Cluver of Rantoul; and 10 nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
She attended Cissna Park High School through her junior year, May 29, 1923, and graduated from Luther Institute June 19, 1924. She graduated from Illinois State Normal University with a Bachelors in Education on July 22, 1932 and from the University of Illinois with a Masters of Arts in 1941.
She taught school in rural Cissna Park Schools and then in the Abington, Beardstown and Blue Island schools for a total of 44 years.
She was a member of Delta-Kappa-Gamma Society.

Lola Caise

MANTENO - Lola L. Caise, 81, of Manteno, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 2-6 p.m. today at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. Scott Lemenager will officiate.
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery, Manteno.
She was born April 5, 1917, in Carbondale, the daughter of Virgil H. and Lenora Brown Robison.
Her fist husband, John Howard, whom she married Oct. 17, 1952, died May 14, 1968.
Her second husband, Francis Caise, whom she married Oct. 30, 1971, died Dec. 29, 1993.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Virgil and Dorothy Howard of Silt, Colo.; two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Albert Collins of New Lenox, Brenda and Ramon Mortell of Aroma Park; two step- sons and one daughter-in-law, Jim and Debbie Caise of Kankakee, Tom Caise of St. Anne; one daughter-in- law, Virginia Batson of Madison, Wis.; three step-daughters, Diane Friesinger of Dubuque, Iowa, Debbie Jones of Bloomington, and Cindy Caise of Iowa; one brother and sister-in-law, Albert and Ann Robison of Ciablo, Texas; 10 grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.
Deceased is one son, Jerry Batson.

Florence Grise

Florence ''Sally'' Grise, 85, of Bradley, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 2 p.m. today, with a 4 p.m. wake service by Deacon Leon Fritz, until the 6 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Rev. Dale Wine will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Kan-kakee Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her great-grandchildren, Brad-ley Fire Department, or to the donor's choice.
She was born July 23, 1913, in Kankakee, the daughter of George and Mary Lehman Chambers.
Her husband, Roland Grise, whom she married Oct. 23, 1948, in Bradley, died Jan. 27, 1976.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Carl and Frances Koerner of Bourbonnais; one cousin, Flossie Gulchzynski; one sister-in-law, Pamela Grise; two grandchildren, Chris and Elizabeth Koerner of Ballwin, Mo., Curt and Kim Koerner of Olathe, Kan., five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Clarence ''C.B.'' Chambers.
Mrs. Grise was a former employee of Bear Brand Hosiery Co. for 25 years and worked several years for the Redwood Inn.
She assisted her husband on the farm for 28 years.

James Sykes

Visitation for James Lee Sykes, 45, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the 10 a.m. services at Fair Haven Church of God in Christ. Rev. Carl Randle will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery, Kankakee.
Jones Funeral Home is in charge of ar-rangements.
Mr. Sykes was found dead Tuesday (Dec. 22, 1998).
He was born July 30, 1953, in Kankakee, the son of Rev. Johnnie W. and Alberta Ruffin Sykes.
Surviving are his father of Kankakee; six sisters and five brothers-in- law, Ann Hall of Altadena, Calif., Annie and Fred Thomas, Thelma and Wagner Bradley, all of Kankakee, Gloria and Gary Coffie of Elkhart, Ind., Jeanette and Charles Swan of Chicago, Sandra and Henry Nicholes of Ridge Crest, Calif.; three brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Patricia Sykes of Grover, Mo., David Sykes of Joliet, Kenneth and Judy Sykes of Hampton, Va.; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Deceased is his mother, Alberta Sykes.
Mr. Sykes had been a maintenance worker.

William Proctor

WILMINGTON - William L. Proctor, 79, of Wilmington, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at the Embassy Care Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Raymond Jones will officiate.
Burial will be in Custer Twp. Cemetery, Custer Park.
He was born April 6, 1919, in Nashville, Tenn., the son of John and Etta Groves Proctor.
Surviving are his wife, the former Era E. Hayes, whom he married Jan. 6, 1943, in Nashville, Tenn.; one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Pete VanGampler of Wilmington; three brothers and one sister-in-law, John and Gladys Proctor, and Russell Proctor, all of Joliet, and Sam Proctor of Tennessee; three sisters, Ellen Painter, Lois Reich, and Maggie Wall, all of Joliet; eight grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, William Jerry Proctor who died Oct. 25, 1997; one grandson, Mark Carey; and two sisters, Maydell Oliech and Clina Painter.
Mr. Proctor was retired from Laborer's Union, Local #75 in Joliet.
He was a member of the Church of God in Wilmington.
He enjoyed fishing.

Rachael Bolton

Rachael Laverne Bolton, 65, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital. Arrangements are tentatively set for Thursday, Dec. 31, at Christ Healing Temple in St. Anne. Visitation will be 9 a.m.-10 a.m., with service at 10 a.m. 
Arrangements are by Lax Mortuary.

Aranka Jonas

Visitation for Aranka Jonas, 86, of Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais. Deacon Pete Henrisey will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Jonas died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 1998) at the Kankakee Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born June 12, 1912, in Mohac, Hungary.
Her husband, Istvan ''Steve'' Jonas, died in 1964.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Anna Jonas of Bourbonnais; and three grandchildren, Attila Jonas of Bourbonnais, Maria Fisher of Peoria, Ariz., and Sonja Solecki of Wilmington.
Deceased are one son, Steve Jonas; one brother, Mike; and one great- granddaughter.
Mrs. Jonas was a former employee of the Kankakee Hotel and had worked for 10 years at St. Rose Church.
She was a former member of St. Stanislaus Church.

Lana Cox

SOUTH WILMINGTON - Lana Cox, 59, of South Wilmington, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998) at the Morris Hospital, Morris.
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. Tuesday until the 6 p.m. services at the Main Street Baptist Church, 507 W. Main St., Braidwood. The Rev. George Hendricks will officiate.
Graveside committal services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Forrest Park.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood are in charge of arrangements.
She was born March 21, 1939, in Chicago, the daughter of Peter Frank and Adeline Marie Batka Lukomy.
Her first husband, Otis Neal Warren, is deceased.
Surviving are three sons, David N. Warren and Bryan T. Warren, both of Braidwood, and Dwayne Cox of South Wilmington; three sisters, Patricia Blaskowski of Glenview, Jeannette Dickson of Florissant, Mo., and Rosemarie Lukomy of Countryside; nieces and nephews.
Deceased are her parents.

Mattie York

Mattie V. York, 80, of Kankakee, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 1998) at the Embassy Care Center, Wilmington.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 10 a.m. services at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery, Kankakee.
She was born April 24, 1918, in Cairo, the daughter of Dave and Irene Blount Williams.
Her husband, Shafter York, died in 1970.
Surviving are one brother and sister-in-law, Leo and Marie Williams of Kankakee.
Mrs. York had been a school teacher in Cairo and East St. Louis.
She was affiliated with the Baptist church.

Joe Calvin

Visitation for Joe Louis Calvin, 56, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services at Lax Mortuary. The Rev. D.W. Jacobs will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Calvin died Tuesday (Dec. 22, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
He was born April 20, 1942, in Tunica, Miss., the son of Alfred and Eula Williams Calvin.
He married Mary Jean Anderson in 1965.
Surviving are six sons, Joseph Calvin of Indiana, Michael, Thaddeus, Ricardo, Daniel and Quantavius Calvin, all of Kankakee; three daughters, Darleen and Jacquelyn Calvin, both of Michigan, and Queitina of Kankakee; one brother and sister-in- law, Alfred and Ruthie Calvin of Kankakee; four sisters, Ora Rockett, Estella Calvin, and Mary Kirby, all of Kankakee, and Ethel Martin of Milwaukee, Wis.; two aunts, Gertrude Warren of Tunica, Miss., Georgia Rutley of Milwaukee, Wis.; his companion of 25 years, Willean Burks; special friend, Ethel Hudson of Kankakee; seven grandchildren; and several nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Deceased are his parents and two sons, Joseph and Joseph Calvin.
He attended Cohoma Jr. High School in Clarksdale, Miss.
A resident of Kankakee for 35 years, he worked as a machinist for the Kankakee Foundry for 10 years.
He enjoyed fishing and repairing cars.

Venita Kilbride

Venita M. Kilbride, 76, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee, with a 4 p.m. wake service.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Dennis Settles will officiate.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Kilbride was the former manager of Manpower Temporary Service for over 20 years.
She was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Clifton, the daughter of Casper and Rosella Jones Preisser.
Her husband, Lawrence Patrick Kilbride, whom she married Nov. 24, 1945, at St. Peter's Church, Clifton, died Sept. 5, 1997.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael Kilbride D.C. and Julie Tooley D.C. of San Diego, Calif., Daniel and Lorelei Kilbride of Plainfield, Timothy Kilbride of Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Myron Cnudde of Clifton, Regina and Jim Hampton of Lake Mills, Wis.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother, Wendell Preisser.
She was a graduate of Herscher High School.
She enjoyed playing Euchre and baking.

Rev. J. Michael

MORRIS - Rev. J. Michael Foley, 51, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Morris, died Wednesday (Dec. 23, 1998) at St. Joseph on the Lake Hospital, Chicago.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at Immaculate Conception Church, Morris, and from 9 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. celebration of the funeral Mass at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Morris.
Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception School or to the American Cancer Society.
Reeves Funeral Home in Morris is in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 13, 1947, in Chicago, the son of Leo F. and Jean Baker Foley.
Surviving are his mother of Arizona; four sisters, Donna J. (Dan) Muno of Joliet, Deborah Foley of Norton, Ohio, Kathleen M. (Mike) Foster of Doylestown, Ohio, and Mary T. (Tony) Bachmann of Akron, Ohio; four brothers, Joseph A. (Liz) Foley of Uniontown, Ohio, John P. (Mary) Foley of Winston-Salem, N.C., Daniel T. Foley of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and Paul R. Foley of Akron, Ohio; and many nieces, nephews, and relatives.
Deceased are his father, and one brother, Leo F. Foley Jr.
He attended ; Divine Word Seminary in Bordentown, N.J. Further studies were completed at Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick Seminary, both in St. Louis, and DePaul University in Chicago.
Following ordination to the priesthood on Nov. 9, 1974 at the Cathedral of St. Raymond, he was assigned to St. Mary Parish in Downers Grove. Subsequent assignments included Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox (1976) and St. Francis High School in Wheaton (1984).
In addition to his academic duties, he served as chaplain at St. Francis Woods in Frankfort from 1980 to 1984. He was assigned to Holy Ghost Parish in Wood Dale in 1993 and the following year was named pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Morris.

Thomas Fulford

Thomas J. Fulford, 55, of Bradley, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) in Indianapolis, Ind.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel Baptist Church, Bourbonnais, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Paul Mount will officiate.
Burial will be Thursday in New South Park Cemetery, Martinsville, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
He was born April 11, 1943, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Herbert and Geneva McDaniels Fulford.
He married Mary Johnson, July 21, 1973, in Kankakee.
Surviving are three daughters and one son-in-law, Kelly and Kiyoshi Iwaki of Hoboken, N.J., Christina Christensen of Bourbonnais, Amy Fulford of Joliet; one sister, Sheila Latham of Indianapolis, Ind.; two brothers, Michael Fulford of Aiken, S.C., James Fulford of Napa Valley, Calif.; his mother of Indianapolis, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is his father.
Mr. Fulford was an employee of Bimba in Monee for three years.
He attended Bethel Baptist Church.
He enjoyed golfing and traveling.

Raymond H. Eisenmann

CISSNA PARK - Raymond H. Eisenmann, 83, of Cissna Park, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at his residence.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Tuesday at Knapp Funeral Home, Cissna Park, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. services Wednesday at Apostolic Christian Church, Cissna Park, where he was a member. Ministers of the church will officiate.
Burial, with military graveside rites by Cissna Park American Legion, will be in Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mr. Eisenmann was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II.
He farmed.
He was born March 9, 1915, in Cissna Park, the son of Charles W. and Ida Landes Eisenmann.
Surviving are his wife, the former Emily L. Kaufmann, whom he married Dec. 21, 1947, in Cissna Park; three sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Sandy Eisenmann, Keith and Kay Eisenmann, Merle and Elsie Eisenmann, all of Cissna Park; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Charles Hodel of Eureka; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mabel Miller of Gridley, Grace and Aaron Heinold of Kouts, Ind.; one brother, Willis Eisenmann of Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers, three sisters, and three grandchildren.

Sarah Webb

PAOLI, Ind. - Sarah Curtis Webb, 75, of Paoli, Ind., mother and sister of Bourbonnais residents, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at Floyd Memorial Hospital, New Albany, Ind.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 2 p.m. services at the Kemple Funeral Home, Paoli, Ind. Brother Phillip Andry will officiate.
She was born Oct. 23, 1923, in South Irvine, Ky., the daughter of Walter and Annie Curtis.
Her husband, Lester ''Pete'' Webb Sr., whom she married Feb. 19, 1942, is deceased.
Surviving are two sons, Lester Webb Jr. of Paoli, Ind., Dennis Webb of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Vicki Smith of Paoli, Ind.; three brothers, Walter B. Curtis of Chicago, Sydney and Elbridge Curtis, both of Cicero; one sister, Bessie Lou Johnson of Bourbonnais; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Hazel Pope

BRACEVILLE - Hazel Irene Pope, 95, of Braceville, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at the Grundy County Home in Morris.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Oren Banks will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Great Lakes or to the Grundy County Home Activity Fund.
Mrs. Pope was formerly the village clerk for Braceville for several years.
She was born Feb. 12, 1903, in Garfield Township, the daughter of Otto Harvey and Mittie May Petit Jones.
Her husband, Alfred Pope Sr., is deceased.
Surviving are five sons and two daughters-in-law, Donald and Brenda of Seminole, Fla., Dale and Peggy of St. Petersburg, Fla., Gene of Braceville, Alan of Litchfield, and Keith of Wilmington; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gloria and Gerald Lockwood of Millington, Dianne Seybert of Wilmington; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell and Dorothy McCarter of Morris, Frank and Charlene McCarter of Minooka; one sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and John Brunner of Coal City; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Tom Pope and Alfred Pope Jr.; one daughter, Velda Brown; one grandson, Phillip Pope; two brothers, John and Wayne McCarter; and one daughter-in-law, Marge Pope.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Braceville.
She enjoyed reading, cooking and playing Bunco.

Clydie Bisel

Clydie E. Bisel, 87, of Kankakee, formerly of New Carlisle, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Merkle- Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the noon services at Kaniewski Funeral Home, 201 S. Filbert St., New Carlisle, Ind.
Burial will be in New Carlisle Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the New Carlisle United Methodist Church, 300 Compton St., New Carlisle, Ind. 46552.
Mrs. Bisel retired after 30 years as a garment worker for the former H- D Lee Garment Factory in South Bend.
She was born March 8, 1911, in Floyd, Va., the daughter of Leonard and Sarah Boyd. She had lived in Kankakee for eight years after moving from New Carlisle where she had lived for 45 years.
Her husband, Harold W. Bisel, whom she married March 30, 1935, in Portland, Ind., died Oct. 8, 1984.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Wanda and Donald Tolmen of Kankakee; five sisters, Icy Brown, Sammie Swhier, Grace Bisel, and Betty Derome, all of Portland, Ind., and Barbara Hudson of Largo, Fla.; two brothers, Chuck Boyd of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Junior Boyd of Anderson, Ind.; one granddaughter, and two great-granddaughters.
Deceased are three brothers, Cecil, Alonzo, and Harold Boyd.
Mrs. Bisel was a member of the New Carlisle United Methodist Church, Eastern Star, and TOPS Club.
She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.
She loved flowers.

Jules DeBouck

Jules DeBouck, 72, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee, emergency room, after a sudden illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kankakee.

Mabel Hayes

LAKE VILLAGE, Ind. - Mabel Karnes Hayes, 86, of Lake Village, Ind., formerly of Bradley and Galatia, died Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at Sloan Funeral Home, Galatia.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Union Chapel Church, Galatia.
Burial will be in Rhine Cemetery, Raleigh.
She was born May 10, 1912 in Brusby Township, Saline County, the daughter of James ''Tip'' and Anna Baker Golliher.
Her first husband, Alwin ''Red'' Karnes, died in June 1947.
Her second husband, Leland Hayes, died in January 1979.
Surviving are four sons and daughters-in-law, Gratton and Frankie Karnes of Galatia, David and Annette Karnes of Bradley, Richard and Nancy Hayes of Lake Village, Ind., Marvin and Sandy Hayes of Bradley; one sister, Edith and Zig Dietz; 15 grandchildren and 21 great- grandchildren; and one nephew, James Golliher.
Deceased are one daughter, Patricia Ann Brown; three brothers, Pete, M.D., and Otto Golliher; and one grandson.
Mrs. Hayes retired from Manteno Mental Health Center in 1986.
She was a member of the Eastern Star and Union Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Galatia.

Effie Richter

ALTAMONT - Effie M. Richter, 88, of Altamont, died Thursday (Dec. 24, 1998) at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery, Effingham.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Care Center Chapel.
She was born Nov. 2, 1910, in Knox County, Ind., the daughter of Elmer and Anna Mech Miller.
Her husband, Lewis E. Richter, whom she married April 19, 1927, died in 1984.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Leila Richter of Altamont; two daughters and sons-in- law, Elaine and Richard Hankins of Shumway, Mitzi and Norman Tutwiler of Kankakee; eight grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three sisters.
Mrs. Richter had worked as a nurse for St. Anthony Memorial Hospital in Effingham and later worked for Drs. Kollinger, Marshall and Gist in Effingham.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway.

Elizabeth McWhorter

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Elizabeth McWhorter of Walnut Creek, Calif., former Coal City resident, died Tuesday (Dec. 15, 1998).
Services were held at 1 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Classey and Rota Funeral Home in Napa, Calif.
She was head nurse for 35 years of the OB and GYN department at Vallejo General Hospital in Vallejo, Calif.
Her husband, Mac McWhorter, is deceased.
Surviving are four children, Craig McWhorter, Bobbi Lee, Becky Crowder, and Anthony McWhorter; one brother, John Baudino of Darien; three sisters and two brothers-in- law, Lillian and Floyd Siron of Morris, Laverne Naretto of Gardner, Grace and Don Mulhall of Coal City; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Anton Baudino; and two sisters, Anna Marie Trotter and Gerry Davis.
Mrs. McWhorter served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Armed Forces from Aug. 3, 1943 to Aug. 3, 1946.

Gladys Moser

FAIRBURY - Gladys Jean Weber Moser, 64, of Ludington, Mich., formerly of Fairbury, died Saturday (Dec. 26, 1998) at her residence.
Visitation will be from noon Wednesday until the 2 p.m. services at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. The Rev. Stanley Rapp will officiate.
Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery, Fairbury.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
She was born Feb. 2, 1934, in Pontiac, the daughter of Reid and Winifred Shinn Tombaugh.
Her first husband, George Ervin Weber, whom she married Dec. 23, 1954, in Chicago, died Aug. 28, 1989.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne Moser, whom she married May 27, 1991; two daughters, Kathryn Tombaugh-Weber of Lawton, Okla., Rebecca J. Daniels of Gibson City; two sons, Reid Weber of Reno, Nev., Paul Weber of Great Falls, Mont.; one step-daughter, Kathy Fogarty of Fairbury; two stepsons, Carlos Moser of Milwaukee, Rick Moser of Fairbury; one sister, Alice Ramsey of Ludington, Mich.; eight grandchildren and six step-grandchildren.
Deceased are one stepson and one daughter.

Irene Good

WEBSTER, Texas - Irene E. Good, 79, of Webster, Texas, formerly of Kankakee, died Friday (Dec. 25, 1998) in Webster, Texas.
Visitation will be from 1:45 p.m. Wednesday until the 2 p.m. services at Mound Grove Chapel, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
She was born July 12, 1919, in Kankakee, the daughter of Henry and Anna Jannusch Timm.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Lester Leskowski of League City, Texas; two brothers, Leo and Paul Timm, both of Kankakee; and two grandchildren, Lora and Craig Leskowski of League City, Texas.

Savannah Hitzelburger

BEECHER - Savannah Wakefield Hitzelburger, daughter of Philip and Tammy Wakefield Hitzelburger, was stillborn Sunday (Dec. 27, 1998) at Olympia Fields Hospital, Olympia Fields.
Private services will be held Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher. Rev. Mark Larson will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Surviving besides her parents are, four sisters, Victoria, Jackie, Ariel and Lucille, all at home in Crete; grandmother, Anne Wakefield of Beecher; grandparents, Harry and Patricia Langreder of Crete; grandfather, William C. Hitzelburger of Steger; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Deceased is her grandfather, Larry Wakefield.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Beecher.

Todd Ferrari

COAL CITY - Todd M. Ferrari, 39, of Coal City, died Tuesday (Dec. 22, 1998) as the result of an auto accident.
Services were held at 11 a.m. today at the Fred C. Dames West Chapel in Joliet. Pastor Charles Olson officiated.
Memorials may be made for his daughter's education.
He was born in Joliet, the son of Eugene and JoAnn Ferrari.
Surviving are his wife, Jennifer L. Wills Ferrari of Coal City; one daughter, Fabrianna ''Fabi'' Ferrari of Coal City; his mother of Crest Hill; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gina and Peter Hollowed of Glen Ellyn, Beth and Todd Markiel of Minooka; one niece, Marissa Hollowed; and two nephews, Timothy Hollowed and Kyle Markiel.
Deceased is his father who died in 1977.
Mr. Ferrari was a long time Plainfield/Joliet resident before moving to Coal City.
He was a graduate of Plainfield High School.


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