Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries


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Sarah Unz

DWIGHT - Sarah Mabel ''Sadie'' Unz, 102, of Heritage Manor in Dwight, a former lifelong resident of Kankakee County, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at the Manor.
She was active in the Zoar Community Church, taught Sunday School for about 45 years and led a children's mission band. 
She also was a member of the Riverside Hospital Auxiliary, Twig.
Mrs. Unz loved helping others and shared her talents in gardening, flowers and crafts.
''She really enjoyed children and was a great cookie baker for all of her grandchildren,'' said Martha Unz, her daughter-in-law who lives in Reddick.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Sunday at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday. The Revs. Joan and William Dean will officiate.
Burial will be in Grand Prairie Cemetery in Bonfield.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 11, 1896 in Kankakee County, the daughter of Frank George and Emma Wagner Lehnus, the oldest of 14 children.
She married Edgar W. Unz, Dec. 25, 1917 in Kankakee County, and the couple celebrated their 70th anniversary before Edgar passed away.
Also deceased are two sons, Milton and Dick; seven brothers, Leslie, LeRoy, Delmar, Clarence, Harley, Ruben and Lyle; and five sisters, Aurelia, Hazel, Rosella, Elsie and Leona.
Surviving are one son and two daughters-in-law, Clyde D. and Martha Unz of Reddick and Bonita Unz of Streator; one brother, Orland Lehnus of Kankakee; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Frances Fedde

PEOTONE - Frances Conrad Fedde, 95, formerly of Peotone, died Sunday (Jan. 3, 1999) at Plymouth Place in LaGrange Park, where she resided since 1985.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the 1 p.m. services at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone. The Rev. Will Parker will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Peotone United Methodist Church, where she was a member.
She was born Aug. 18, 1903 in Peotone, the daughter of Frank H. and Katherine M. Reitz Conrad.
Her husband, Harry Fedde, whom she married May 26, 1928 in Peotone, died in 1978.
She was a 1927 graduate of the University of Illinois, receiving a degree in education.
Mrs. Fedde was a founder of the Peotone Junior Woman's Club.
Surviving are seven grandchildren, Harry Helfrich of Peotone, Tom Helfrich of Wilmington, Richard Helfrich of Columbus, Ohio, Paula Beverage of Parker, Colo., Steve Pralle of Elm Grove, Wis., Kathy Stewart of West Alice, Wis. and Edie Krizenesky of Sheboygan, Wis.; 17 great-grandchildren; five great- great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two daughters, Marian L. Helfrich and Joan E. Vick; and three sisters, Irene Rathje, Helen Conrad and Katherine Cassell.

Ruthanne Rust

MARTINTON - Ruthanne Rust, 45, of Martinton, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Evangelical Free Church of Watseka, where she was a member. The Rev. Jeremy Vance will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to her church or to Hospice.
She was born April 3, 1953 in Kankakee, the daughter of Bernard and Avis Saltzgiver Arseneau, who reside in Beaverville.
Also surviving are her husband, Joseph Rust, whom she married Jan. 21, 1984 in Beaverville; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Eric and Heidi Langellier of Edwardsville and Jason Rust at home; two daughters, Rachael Langellier of St. Anne and Kimberly Rust at home; one sister and brother-in-law, Denise and Tim Brown of Ashtabahe, Ohio; and two nephews.
Her grandparents are deceased.
She enjoyed sewing and crafts.

Glenn Bauer

CISSNA PARK - Glenn A. Bauer, 57, of Lenox, Iowa, formerly of Cissna Park, died Tuesday (Jan. 5, 1999) at Iowa Methodist Hospital, Des Moines, Iowa.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Lenox.
Arrangements are pending for a memorial service in Cissna Park at a later date.
Coen-Beaty Funeral Home in Lenox is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Pony Express Riders or Lenox Stock and Saddle Club, both of Lenox.
He was born Jan. 29, 1941 in Bloomington, the son of Arthur E. and Helen L. Zimmerman Bauer. His father is deceased and his mother resides in Bloomington.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, Troy and Norma Bauer of Sweetwater; two daughters and sons- in-law, Chantelle and Steve Jennett of Blockton, Iowa, and Stephanie and Mark McCartney of Urbandale, Iowa; one brother, Stanley Bauer of Ellsworth; two sisters, Joyce Whitten of Mechanicsburg and Jeanice Young of Heathrow, Fla.; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three nephews.

Theresa Whitsell

OCALA, Fla. - Theresa G. Whitsell, 67, of Ocala, Fla. since 1985, a former 45-year resident of Kankakee, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at Estelle's House.
She was born in Bloomington, moving to Florida from Williamsburg, Ky.
Mrs. Whitsell was a self-employed beautician.
She was of the Methodist Faith.
Surviving are her husband, Edwin L. Whitsell of Ocala; two daughters, Catherine Richey of Nashville, Ind., and Kim Whitsell of Ocala; five sisters, Barbara Hamilton of Ocala, June Fox of Bloomington, Gracie McCasland of Manteno and Marleen Kyle and Dolores Leathers, both of Bourbonnais; four brothers, Randy Leathers of Bourbonnais, Tracy Leathers and Douglas Leathers, both of Kankakee and Wayne Leathers of Bloomington; and two grandchildren.
Hiers Funeral Home, 910 S. E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Fla. 34470, is in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Trimble

ROBERTS - Dorothy M. Trimble, 75, co-owner of Trimble Oil Co. in Roberts, died Thursday (Jan. 7, 1999) at Gibson Area Hospital in Gibson City.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Roberts United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Melvin Bell will officiate.
Burial will be in Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts.
Memorials may be made to her church.
Knapp-Miller Funeral Home, Paxton, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Aug. 10, 1923 in Gilman, the daughter of Mary Bull.
Her husband, Dale Trimble, whom she married Dec. 31, 1949 in Onarga, died Feb. 24, 1998. Her son, Jack Barton is deceased.
Surviving are one brother-in-law, Cecil Trimble of Dekalb; one sister- in-law, Mary Schuler of Roberts.
She enjoyed crocheting, crafts and garage sales.

William Martin

William F. Martin, 74, former homebuilder and real estate broker of Kankakee, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at the home of his daughter in Champaign.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with a wake service at 4 p.m. at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
He was born Nov. 9, 1924 in Clyde, Kan., the son of William and Albertha Barber Martin.
Mr. Martin was president of the Kankakee Homebuilders Association in 1972.
He was a veteran of World War II and Korea, serving in the Army.
He was a graduate of Loyola University.
Surviving are his wife, the former Anne Whalen, whom he married Jan. 10, 1953 at St. Patrick's Church, now of Champaign; three sons and daughters-in-law, William and Carol Martin of Phoenix, Ariz., Thomas and Lisa Martin of Bourbonnais and Richard and Mary Martin of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three daughters and sons- in-law, Maureen and Robert Baumer of Westminster, Colo., Suzanne and Randy O'Connell of Salano Beach, Calif., and Teresa and James Ellis of Champaign; one sister and brother- in-law, Patricia and Kenneth Posing of Kankakee; one brother and sister- in-law, Robert and Rena Martin of Milwaukee, Wis.; 13 grandchildren; and 11 nieces and nephews.

Robert Colescott

Robert L. Colescott Sr., 71, of Bourbonnais, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, from a short illness.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Colescott was a research chemist for Armour Pharmaceutical, retiring in 1990 after 38 years.
He was born Sept. 23, 1927 in Grand Junction, Colo., the son of Harry and Pauline Rush Colescott. His mother, age 91, resides in Grand Junction. His father is deceased.
His wife, the former June Nelson, whom he married May 25, 1952 in Chicago, died in 1989.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert L. and Marcia Colescott Jr. of St. Joseph, Mo.; one daughter, Linda Kempen of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren; Leslie Colescott of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Parker Colescott of St. Joseph, Mo., and Jeffrey Kempen of Bourbonnais; two aunts and a special friend, Marilyn Olson.
He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge, and enjoyed golfing and sports.

Ruth Phelps

ASHKUM - Ruth ''Molly'' Phelps, 94, of Ashkum, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at the Merkle-Knipprath Nursing Home in Clifton, following a short illness.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.

John Murdock

ST. ANNE - John Murdock, 69, of St. Anne, died Tuesday (Dec. 29, 1998) at his home.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Jan. 11 until the 11 a.m. services at Leggett Funeral Home in Hopkins Park. The Rev. Harold Harris Sr. will officiate.
Graveside services will be Jan. 11 at Mt. Glenwood Cemetery, Glenwood.
He was born Nov. 23, 1923 in Greenwood, Miss., the son of Mary and Frank Murdock.
Surviving are his wife, the former Viola McGee, whom he married 1954 in Greenwood, now of Hopkins Park; two sons, John Murdock Jr. of Minneapolis, Minn., and Willie Lee Murdock of Orlando, Fla.; three daughters, Laura Murdock Wells of Topeka, Kan., and Sarah and Margaret Murdock of Hopkins Park; five sisters, Dora Mae Murdock Griffin, Leola Murdock Brown, Mary Lee Murdock, Rosie Merrio Murdock Jones, Sarah Dora Murdock Williams; seven brothers and one sister- in-law, Frank Kinder Murdock, Pettis Calvin Murdock, David Murdock, Hunter Kelly Murdock, Hoover C. Murdock, Warren and Zemela Murdock and Grover James Murdock; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Murdock was a self-employed landscaper.
He enjoyed fishing, farming and raising livestock.

Isabelle Cluver

CISSNA PARK - Isabelle Cluver, 86, of Cissna Park, died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Knapp Funeral Home in Cissna Park, as well as one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park where she was a member. The Rev. Terry Strom will officiate.
Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Cissna Park.
Memorials may be made to her church.
She was born July 6, 1912 in Cissna Park, the daughter of Emanuel and Lydia Rocke Siebenthal.
She is survived by her husband, Wilbur H. Cluver, whom she married in Cissna Park, July 14, 1935; three daughters and son-in-laws, Brenda Pfeffer of Tomah, Wis., Bonnie and William Mosier of Coal City, and Stella and Kenneth Grindy of Coppell, Tex.
She was a graduate of Lakeview Nursing School in Danville, and was a private duty registered nurse for many years. 

Doris Saxon

Visitation for Doris Sue Saxon, 61, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee. The Rev. William H. Copeland Jr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery, Kank-akee.
Mrs. Saxon died Wednesday (Jan. 6, 1999) of cancer at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born March 17, 1937 in Wetumpka, Ala., the daughter of John and Mabel Bozeman Mason, who are deceased.
Her husband, Isaac Saxon Sr. is deceased.
Mrs. Saxon had been employed by the Deerwood Nursing Home in Aroma Park.
She was a member of Pentecostal Power House of Holiness Church, Kankakee.
Surviving are one son, Isaac Saxon Jr. of Aurora; two sisters, Clara Ann Boseman of New Jersey City, N.J., and Louise Smoke of Wetumpka, Ala.; four brothers and one sister-in- law, Amos and Georgianne Mason of Kankakee, Willie James Bozeman of Minneapolis, Minn., and Nathaniel and Larry Bozeman, both of Wetumpka; and three granddaughters.
She enjoyed cooking and watching TV.

Roland Hoppel

MOMENCE - Roland John Hoppel, 91, died Sunday (Jan. 3, 1999) at Momence Meadows Healthcare, where he resided.
Private graveside services were Thursday at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee. The Rev. Keith GeRue officiated.
Memorials may be made to Momence Meadows Healthcare or to Our Savior Lutheran Church of Momence.
He was born Dec. 21, 1907 in Kankakee County, the son of Henry and Aline DeMassey Hoppel.
His wife, the former Cecilia Billadeau, whom he married April 30, 1932, died March 31, 1992.
Mr. Hoppel was a retired farmer. He also had worked for many years as a mechanic for Leo Sirois.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Barbara Hoppel of Kankakee; one daughter, Phyllis Pansa of Momence; one sister, Lillian Rosendahl of Kankakee; five grandchildren; and eight great- grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant son, Howard; and one sister, Helen Jensen.
He enjoyed playing a cord-a-box and a harmonica. His hobbies were working on mechanical motors and woodworking.

Richard Gellinger

CRESCENT CITY - Richard J. ''Dick'' Gellinger, 71, of Crescent City, died Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Carle Hospital in Urbana.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Rod Light will officiate.
Burial will be in Flesher Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 11, 1927 in Sheldon, the son of Grover and Lottie Brunson Gellinger.
Surviving are his wife, Marietta Scott Gellinger, whom he married April 15, 1950 in Crescent City; one son, James Gellinger at home; one daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and tim Stone of Watseka; one sister, Elizabeth Bussert of Sheldon; four grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his parents and one sister, Dorothy Clark.
Mr. Gellinger retired from Uarco, Watseka.
He was on the town board of Crescent City.
Mr. Gellinger served in the Army.
He was of the protestant faith.

Elmer Anderson

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Elmer E. Anderson, 76, of Huntsville, Ala., a Kankakee native, died Dec. 25, 1998.
A memorial service was held at Trinity Methodist Church in Huntsville, where he was a member.
Memorials may be made to the Professor Elmer E. Anderson Scholarship Fund, UAH, Office of University Ad-vancement, Alu-mni House, Hun-tsville 35899 or to Hospice Family Care.
Laughlin Service Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
He was born in Ottawa, the son of Oscar Elmer and Ruth Ebert Anderson, who were later Kankakee residents. He was a 1940 graduate of Kankakee High School.
He received a doctorate in physics in 1964, from the University of Maryland.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Cayey Anderson of Huntsville; five sons, Sven H. and Kurt W., both of Huntsville, Kenneth D. of Massena, N.Y., Mark D. of Concord, N.H. and Carl M. of San Diego; one daughter, Ruth E. Kulman of Wakefield, R.I.; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are an infant daughter and a son, Scott W. Anderson.
A physicist, Mr. Anderson was a former provost of the University of Alabama and had also been vice president of academic affairs twice at UAH before retiring in 1992.
He was a supervisory solid state physicist at the electromagnetics division of the U.S. Naval Ordnance Lab in White Oak, Md., from 1957-62 and chief of the division from 1962- 65. He served in the Navy in the Pacific and European theaters during World War II and during Korean War. He was a commander when he retired from the Naval Reserve.
He was named physics chairman at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y in 1966 and in 1974 he was named dean of arts and sciences there. Anderson was appointed dean of science and humanities at Indiana University-Purdue in 1977, a post he held until he joined UAH in 1979 as physics professor and vice president of academic affairs.
He served in that role until 1985, when he returned to full-time teaching and research with the title of university professor of physics. He was appointed interim provost, the number two job at UAH and to a second stint as academic affairs vice president for the 1989-90 academic year.
He retired in 1992 as professor emeritus.
Anderson wrote three college textbooks in physics, including one in Turkish. He had been a senior Fulbright-Hays fellow at Ege University in Turkey in 1972-73. He also published more than 60 refereed research papers.
On the board of Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, he helped found the HSO Academy of Music.

Martha Scharlau

Martha Scharlau, 101, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999), at Manor Care Health Services.
Visitation will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday with services at 11 a.m. at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Louis Knief will officiate.

Jeannette O'Connor

Jeannette N. O'Connor, 77, of Kankakee, former resident of Irwin, died today (Jan. 11, 1999) at Heritage Village.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.

Gloria Plaza

GILMAN - Gloria Plaza, 65, of Gilman, formerly of Kankakee, died Sunday (Jan. 10, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.

Stephanie Perkins

Visitation for Stephanie Perkins, 11, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee and from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Kankakee. The Rev. Carl Kopen will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Stephanie died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) at her home, from a long battle with cancer.
She was in the fifth grade at St. Paul Lutheran School and attended St. Paul's church.
She was a member of the Awana Youth Group at Immanuel Baptist Church.
Even last week she was working on craft projects.
Stephanie liked stuffed animals and Beanie Babies and the community made sure she had many. She traveled to Disney World, courtesy of the Dream Flight organization.
The community, including students at her school helped raise funds to meet medical expenses.
Surviving are her parents, David and Karen Breitbarth, to whom she was born Nov. 15, 1987; one sister, Melissa Breitbarth of San Diego, Calif.; two brothers, David A. Perkins of Phoenix, Ariz. and Steven R. Perkins of Kankakee; maternal grandmother, Arlene Breithbarth of Kankakee and paternal grandmother, Betty Jean Perkins of Clermont, Ky.; two nephews, Taylor and Wade; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Ruth Phelps

ASHKUM - Visitation for Ruth L. ''Molly'' Phelps, 94, of Ashkum, formerly of Dallas City and Gilman, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Dan Doty will officiate.
Burial will be in Ashkum Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mrs. Phelps died of a short illness Friday (Jan. 8, 1999) at Merkle- Knipprath Nursing Home, Clifton.
She was born Oct. 16, 1904 in Colchester, the daughter of Albert and Eva Pearson Kipling.
Her husband, Arthur Montee Phelps, whom she married May 9, 1926, died in April of 1971.
Mrs. Phelps was a former employee at Schaeffer Pen Co. at Fort Madison, Iowa and Burlington Iowa Arsenal. She also worked at Riverside Medical Center.
She was a member of the Ashkum United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Betty Jane and Sherman Case of Pardeeville, Wis. and Linda Jo Behrends of Ashkum; two daughters-in-law, Lois Jean Phelps of Ashkum and Bette Ann Phelps of Bloomington-Normal; one brother, Alfred Kipling of San Antonio, Texas; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two sons, Richard Steven Phelps and Duane Kipling Phelps; four brothers; and one sister.
She enjoyed flower gardening, feeding and watching birds, her neighborhood feline and canine friends, antique china and TV game shows.

Leora Bosman

Leora Bosman, 94, of Kankakee, died Sunday (Jan. 10, 1998) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.

Gerald Markham

Gerald Lee Markham, 56, of Kankakee, died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
He was born May 10, 1942 in Kankakee.
Mr. Markham was employed by the Kankakee City Fire Department for 18 years and had been a fire inspector as a lieutenant.
He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his wife, the former Annetta Dale, whom he married June 10, 1978 in Kankakee; one son, James Gerald Markham of Kankakee; three daughters and two sons-in- law, Michelle and Ken Meents and Annette Markham, all of Denver, Colo. and Karen and Kelly Nzerem of Las Vegas, N.V.; step-daughters, Elizabeth and Kenneth Brock of Winnsboro, Texas, Linda and Vernon Bell of Goreville and Donna and Ky Burke of Martinton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Arlene and Brent Bires and Susan and Polo Mendez, all of Kankakee; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He enjoyed motorcycles and computers.

Anton Giacometti

BUCKINGHAM - Anton D. Giacometti, 84, of Buckingham, died Saturday (Jan. 9, 1999) at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. today and from 9-9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Richard Kostelz at Sacred Heart Church, Campus, where Mr. Giacometti was a member.
Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Campus. Pallbearers will be John Keating, Jerry Turner, Ed Stahler, Rusty Giacometti, Wayne Bisaillon and Butch Paraday.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Dec. 8, 1914 in rural Coal City, near Campus, the son of Spirito and Christina Savant Giacometti.
He farmed for 50 years with his four brothers, raising registered hereford cattle for many of those years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Fraher, whom he married Feb. 7, 1939; two sons and daughters-in- law, Robert and Gretta Giacometti and Leo and Michelle Giacometti, all of Cabery; one daughter, Joann Graf of Campus; one brother, Joseph Giacometti of Pontiac; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Clarence, James and John Giacometti and a sister, Margaret Murphy.
He enjoyed playing cards.

Anna Bierman

Anna L. Bierman, 89, of Kankakee, died today (Jan. 11, 1999) at Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee. There will be no visitation.

Lorene Kay

MORRIS - Lorene Kay, 97, of Morris, and a former Coal City resident, died Dec. 29, 1998 at the Walnut Grove Healthcare Center, Morris.
Memorial services were at 2 p.m. Jan. 9 at U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home, Morris. The Rev. William Stinette officiated.
Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Healthcare Center Activity Department.
She was born Dec. 31, 1900 in Coal City, the daughter of William and Marie Shalleen Campbell. She attended Coal City schools and the Joliet School of Beauty Culture.
Her first husband E. L. Wood died in 1939. She married Stanley Kay March 18, 1950 in Morris and he also preceded her in death.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and James Butz of Morris; one son and daughter-in- law, Glen W. and Frences Wood of Marquette Heights; nine grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Roy ''Sonny'' Campbell of Custer Park and Fred ''Pete'' Campbell of Minooka; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are two brothers, Colin and James Campbell and one granddaughter Patricia Butz Day.
Mrs. Kay was employed by Illinois Bell Telephone Co. as an operator in Morris for several years and owned and operated Lorene's Beauty shop in Morris for 50 years.
She was a long-time member of the Kellogg Chapter Order of Eastern Star.

Lulu Bohner

MILFORD - Lulu M. Bohner, 81, of Milford, died Sunday (Jan. 10, 1999) at the Watseka Health Care Center.
Visitation will be from noon Tuesday until the 1:30 p.m. services at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate
Burial will be at the Sugar Creek Cemetery in Stockland.
She was born on April 19, 1917 in Stockland, the daughter of Lonzo and Delia Thornbrough Bowen. 
Surviving are a daughter and son- in-law, Charlotte and Michael Farrell of Morris; two sisters and brothers-in-laws, Hazel and Willis Fox of Milford and Elizabeth and Dick Roegner of Danville; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Lester Bowen and Vernon and Leona Bowen, all of Milford; several nieces and nephews.
Her husband, Charles J. Bohner, whom she married Nov. 16, 1947 in Milford, died Feb. 17, 1995.
Mrs. Bohner worked at the Milford Canning Factory for many years.
She was proceeded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
She graduated from Stockland High School and was a member of the United Church of Sheldon. She was a lifetime member of the Iroquois County Historical Society. Throughout her life, she enjoyed crafts, needle work, reading and traveling.
Memorials to the United Church of Sheldon or the Iroquois County Historical Society will be appreciated.

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