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Paul Mills

Paul Joseph Mills, 83, of Bradley, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Church of the Nazarene, Kan-kakee, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born May 9, 1915 in North Carolina, the son of Fred J. and Josie Henderson Mills.
A carpenter, he was a member of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, local 174.
He attended Olivet Nazarene College, both at Olivet, Ill. and in Bourbonnais.
His wife, the former Rowena Crook, whom he married June 1, 1941, is deceased.
Surviving are four sons and three daughters-in-law, Paul Mills and the Rev. Wesley and Linda Mills, all of Bradley, Marvin and Patty Mills of Indiana and David and Julie Mills of Wheeling; three daughters and sons- in-law, Carolyn and Ronald Case of Hartsville, Ind., Marlene and Douglas Chamberlain of Morton and Jolene and Philip Gersdorf of Glenview; his twin sister, Pauline Sargeant of Denver, Colo.; one brother and sister-in-law, Everett and Doris Mills of Rocky Road, Colo.; 19 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Also deceased are one brother, Donald Haworth; a sister, Anna Haworth Lowry; and a brother-in-law, Willard Sargeant.

Henrietta Johnson

PALMETTO, Fla. - Henrietta B. Johnson, 90, of Palmetto, Fla., former area resident, died Tuesday (Jan. 19, 1999) in Bradenton.
Graveside services were held Jan. 21 at Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, The Rev. Albert W. Keyser officiated.
Burial was in Mansion Memorial Park, Ellenton, Fla.
Memorials may be made to Bradenton Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Southwest Florida, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, Fla. 34238.
Brown and Sons Funeral Home, 43rd Street Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born in Kankakee.
Surviving are one daughter, Dianna Weaver of Bradenton, Fla.; three sons, Richard of Palmetto, Fla., Roy Jr. of Buckingham, and Carl of Dwight; one half-sister, Charlotte Knutson of Ellenton, Fla.; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Margaret Godfroy

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. - Margaret Birkholtz Godfroy, 76, of Jeffersonville, Ind., former area resident, died Friday (Jan. 22, 1999) at Clark Memorial Hospital.
There was no visitation.
Graveside services with burial, were held at 10 a.m. today at the Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Ind. The Rev. Clifford Vogelsang officiated.
Arrangements were by the Scott Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, Ind.
She was born March 18, 1922, in Blue Island, the daughter of Herman and Maria Manell Birkholtz.
Surviving are her husband, John W. Godfroy, of Jeffersonville, Ind., two sons, Stephen E. Beinor of St. Joseph, Mo., Michael J. Beinor of Columbia, S.C.; two daughters, Pricilla Weber of Teutopolis, Patricia Sundermon, Stockton, Calif.; one sister, Betty Jockmon of Lincoln, Neb.; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Godfroy was a retired high school teacher in Kankakee.

Olive Henning

MILFORD - Olive Evelyn Henning, 94, of Milford, passed from this life at 12:57 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at her home.
She was born June 12, 1904 in Watseka, the daughter of Henry L. and Emma M. Thomison Hein-tz.
She married Irvin E. ''Pat'' Henning, in November 1941. He preceded her in death Jan. 30, 1947.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Susan Henning of Hoopeston; two daughters and one son-in-law, Geraldine and William Herron and Eyvonne L. Henning, all of Milford; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
Deceased are her parents; two brothers, Henry and David Heintz; a nephew Bobby Heintz; and a granddaughter, Julieanne Marie Henning.
She grew up on her family's farm southwest of Bryce and attended the Frog Pond and Thomas country schools. She attended the Milford United Methodist Church and was a lifelong resident of the Milford area.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Milford Christian Church. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Public Library or to Milford Community Pool and Park Fund.
She was a great lady, who dearly loved her garden, flowers, family, music and all little children. She will be greatly missed.
(Pd.)

Richard Bright

WILMINGTON - Richard Lee Bright, 54, of Wilmington, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) after a long illness.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the 4 p.m. services at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Cremation rites will be accorded with burial in Paris, Ill.
Memorials may be made to Kuzma Cottage or the Joliet Area Hospice.
He was born Dec. 14, 1944 in Paris, the son of William and Zola Bright, who are deceased.
Mr. Bright retired in July 1944 from Stepan Company. He was a member of Union 176.
Surviving are his wife of 33 years, Carolyn; two sons and three daughters-in-law, Douglas and Pam of Bradley, David and Melissa of Braceville and Julie Bright (late Derek) of Gillespie; five grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Mansfield and Barbara Jean Dawson, both of Paris; his mother-in-law, Margaret (late Archie) Vestal, Paris; and several nieces and nephews.
His son, Derek died April 27, 1998.

Franklin Renollet

CLIFTON - Franklin G. Renollet, 55, of Clifton, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, following a short illness.
Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.

Michael Lowery

CHATSWORTH - Michael Lowery, 41, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.
Arrangements are pending at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth.

Irene Boudreau

Visitation for Irene S. Boudreau, 92, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Martin Gutzmer will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Boud-reau died Wed-nesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
She was born June 18, 1906 in Vincennes, Ind., the daughter of Joel and Lucinda Mills Butler.
Her husband, Edgar Boudreau, whom she married June 20, 1929 in Joliet, died in 1972.
She was a teacher for nine years and retired after 25 years with Kankakee State Hospital, where she was a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Retired State Employees Association.
Surviving are three daughters and sons-in-law, Rachel and Vincent Lemenager of Ashkum, Johann and Anthony Sulla of Bourbonnais and Edith and Dr. Richard Roberts of Gilman; one sister, Thelma Lecuyer of Kankakee; 10 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death were one brother, Robert and one sister, Mary Pombert.

Nell Lissy

CARBON HILL - Nell L. Lissy, 57, of Carbon Hill, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at her home following a lingering illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Deacon Don Dyer will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Frankie Basham, Steve Sanders, Norm Legner, Charles Singleton, Don Klehm and John Vacca. Honorary pallbearers will be Ashleigh, Aimee and Anthony Lissy, Michael Cerny and Jim Pastore.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Area Community Hospice or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Lissy had been employed for 23 years at the First National Bank, holding various positions.
She was born April 13, 1941 in Braidwood, the daughter of Henry and Dora Decker LaZier. Her mother resides in Coal City and her father is deceased.
She was a 1959 graduate of Reed- Custer High School.
Surviving are her husband, Gary E. Lissy Sr., whom she married Dec. 19, 1959 in Clayton, Mo.; one daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and John Bolen of Morris; one son, Gary Lissy Jr. of Carbon Hill; three grandchildren; one sister, Mona Basham of Crystal Lake; and several nieces and nephews.
Two sisters and one brother, Irene Legner, Helen Singleton and William E. Decker are deceased.

Walker Sparrow

DWIGHT - Walker J. Sparrow, 74, of Morris, formerly of Dwight, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home, Morris, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. James Steele and Brothers Todd Hancock and Thadd Sparrow will officiate.
Burial, with military graveside services by John Martin Steele Post 6049 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Morris American Legion Post 294, will be in Sample Cemetery, near Morris.
Memorials may be made to Will County Hospice.
He was born Jan. 13, 1925 in Joliet, the son of Walker F. and Gladys Livengood Sparrow. His parents and two brothers, Wendell and Donald Sparrow, are deceased.
He was educated in Joliet and Dwight schools.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in the European Theater, and awarded six bronze stars.
Mr. Sparrow retired in 1986 after 41 years at Jefferson Smurfitt Corporation.
Surviving are his wife, the former Alma M. Heath, whom he married July 12, 1945 in Morris; two daughters and one son-in-law, Gayle Sparrow of Normal and Diana and Ralph Rowe Jr. of Marseilles; six sons and four daughters-in-law, Michael and Rosemary of Aurora, Tom and Gilda and John and Denise, all of Morris, Charlie and Mary of Mazon, Bill and Bobbi of Glendale, Ariz., and Steven Sparrow of Scottsdale, Ariz.; three sisters, Anna G. Munson of Martinsville and Wanda Keist and Lois Tarter, both of Clinton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Fred and Marge of St. Anne, James and Cleo of Bloomington and David and Dorothy of Kenney; 17 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking and gardening.

Walter Harper

VEEDERSBURG, Ind. - Walter Ross Harper, 94, of Veedersburg, Ind., father of St. Anne resident, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at Culver Union Hospital in Crawfordsville, Ind.
Visitation will e from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Parham-Shelby Funeral Home, Veedersburg, where services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Burial will be in Osborn Prairie Cemetery, Veedersburg.
He was born Sept. 10, 1904 in Veedersburg, the son of Alvert and Effie Morgan Harper.
Surviving are his wife, the former Myra Frances Ferguson, whom he married July 7, 1928 in Covington; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jacqueline Fleming of Lafayette, Ind., Patricia and Bill Booe of LeHigh Acres, Fla., Marilyn and Rod Noggle of Veedersburg and Judith and Joe Haas of St. Anne; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and several nieces.
Mr. Harper managed several brick factories and had been in the brick business for over 50 years.
Three brothers are deceased.
He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Anne Croxen

Anne C. Croxen, 75, of Kankakee, formerly of Peotone, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, by the Revs. Will Parker and Michael Ginter.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tony Issert, Maurice Soucie, Robert Rademacher, Leon Issert, Willard Bydalek, and William Salzman. Honorary pallbearer will be Manrow Hameister.
Memorials may be made to Peotone United Methodist Church.
She was born May 9, 1923, in Greeley, Neb., the daughter of John and Catherine Holys.
Her husband, LaVerne L. Croxen, whom she married Aug. 30, 1952, in Peotone, died Dec. 13, 1998.
Surviving are one brother, John Holys of Columbus, Neb.; three sisters, Kathleen Schwartzer of Columbus, Neb., Bernadette McKown of Pacifica, Calif., Georgina Johnson of Oceanside, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four sisters and two brothers.
She was a former member of Peotone United Methodist Church.

George Chipman

George W. Chipman, 69, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 2-10 p.m. today at Blake-Lamb/Becvar Funeral Home, 11201 S. Harlem Ave., Worth; where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Stickney.
He was born May 22, 1929 in Chicago, the son of Ward S. and Caroline Hoch Chipman.
Surviving are his wife, the former Jane S. Thompson; four sons and two daughters-in-law, George ''Billy'' and Nancy, Steven, Mark and Sandra and John; one daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and John Redmond; one sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Florence and Irving Hotko; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Chipman was a self-employed trucker.

Edgar Ehrich

Graveside services for Edgar ''Ed'' Ehrich, 83, of Kankakee, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee. The Rev. Karl Koeppen will officiate.
Mr. Ehrich died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at his home.
He was born June 23, 1915 in Kankakee, the son of Walter and Rose Altenbrunn Ehrich.
His first wife, Francis, is deceased. Also deceased are three brothers, Howard, Wayne and Walter; two sisters, Edna and Elda; and two sons, Ronald and David Ehrich.
Mr. Ehrich had been a carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dolores Matthew, whom he married June 23, 1981 in Arkansas; one sister, Blanche Clark of Clifton; three grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

John Kochel

HERSCHER - John T. Kochel, 59, of Herscher, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, emergency room.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Monday until the 7 p.m. services at the Herscher Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Revs. Chris Coney and Michael LeBuhn will officiate.
Memorials may be made for his children's education.
He was born Dec. 9, 1939, in Alice, Ark., the son of Everett and Katherine Ernest Kochel.
Surviving are his wife, the former Diane Radomski, of Herscher, whom he married May 14, 1966, in Lockport; four sons and three daughters-in-law, John and Karan Kochel of Panama City Beach, Fla., Ron and Roxanne Kochel of Herscher, James and Diane Kochel of Kirkland, William Kochel of Herscher; two daughters, Deanna Kochel and Raquelle Kochel, both of Herscher; eight brothers, Norman, Dick, Kurt, Danny, Eddie, Clarence, Phil, and Vern; and eight grandchildren.
Deceased are his parents; one brother Ev; and one sister, Benita
Mr. Kochel had been a supervisor at Sun Chemical for over 35 years.
He was a member of Herscher Christian Church and the Herscher Lions.
He enjoyed motorcycles, Nascar racing, and boating.
He had been a foster father for the past 18 years.

Franklin Renollet

CLIFTON - Visitation for Franklin G. ''Frank'' Renollet, 55, of Clifton, will be from 1 p.m. Monday until the 2 p.m. services at the Knapp Funeral Home, Clifton.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Pastor Jim Kenison will officiate.
Burial will be in the Renollet Family Cemetery, Pauldin Co., Ohio.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Renollet died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
He was born Aug. 28, 1943, in Portsmouth, Va., the son of Howard and Marcella Peterson Renollet.
Surviving are his wife, the former Katherine J. Andrew, of Clifton, whom he married March 4, 1977, in Cook Co.; five sons and three daughters-in-law, Donald L. and Elaine Renollet, Franklin G. Jr. and Susie Renollet, all of Indianapolis, Ind., Joseph M. and Tammy Renollet of Chebanse, Timothy S. Renollet of Bourbonnais, and David R. Renollet at home; two daughters and one son- in-law, Catherine Renee Deputy of Indianapolis, Ind., Amy J. and Philip S. DeWitt of Bourbonnais; two sisters and one brother-in- law, Juanita and John Redfern, and Lelia Renollet, all of Indianapolis, Ind.; his father and step- mother, Howard and Jenny Renollet of Cecil, Ohio; and 14 grandchildren.
Deceased are his mother and one brother, Howard Renollet Jr.
Mr. Renollet was a self-employed electrical engineer and computer salesman.
He enjoyed computers, cameras and video, cars, and motorcycles.
He raised purebred Akita dogs.

Phillip Grob

Phillip Grob, 35, of Reddick, died Saturday at Provena St. Mary's Hospital in Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood chapel.

Clyde Farman

Clyde C. Farman, 82, of Kankakee, died Thursday (Jan. 28, 1999).
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. Monday until the 7 p.m. services at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Don Long will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
He was born Dec. 11, 1916, the son of Edwin and Clara Willismeyer Farman.
Surviving are his wife, the former LaVon Wilkins, whom he married June 16, 1944, at Asbury United Methodist Church; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Betty Farman, Robert and Connie Farman, all of Kankakee; two sisters, Irene Whitmore of Bradley, Myrtle Shumaker of Kankakee; three grandchildren, Michelle, Erica and Jason Farman, all of Kankakee; several nieces and nephews.
Deceased is one brother Edwin Farman.
Mr. Farman had been a carpenter for Local 496.
He was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church.
He was a 25-year member of the TCA, Carpenters Local, and a past member of the Moose.
He loved traveling and animals.
Mr. Farman was a hobby shop owner and enjoyed woodworking, trains, and wooden toys. (Pd.)

Ronald Horn

CHARLESTON, Ark. - Ronald L. Horn, 83, of Charleston, Ark., formerly of Momence, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fayetteville, Ark.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Keith E. GeRue will officiate.
Burial, with military rites by the Momence Honor Guard, will be in Momence Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Momence Fire Protection District.
He was born June 19, 1915, in St. Edward, Neb., the son of Homer N. and Lillian Johnson Horn.
His wife, the former Margaret Russell, whom he married Jan. 20, 1946, in Crown Point, Ind., died Sept. 5, 1976.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Russell and Donnette Horn of Centerville, Va., Dennis and Patricia Horn, David and Rita Horn, all of Momence; three brothers, Earl A. Horn of Grand Island, Neb., George Horn and Homer Horn Jr., both of Fullerton, Neb.; three sisters, Marie F. Senske of Monterey, Calif., Donna Mate and Darlene Bridger, both of Central City, Neb.; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Russell of Crown Point, Ind.; and 11 grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters.
Mr. Horn was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Army in France with General Patton.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Momence.
He was a life member of the VFW and the American Legion.
Mr. Horn was a retired farmer.
He was an avid square dancer.

James Veatch

ARLINGTON, Va. - James F. Veatch, 53, of Arlington, Va., formerly of Thawville, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) at Potomac Center, Arlington, Va.
Arrangements are pending at the Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga.

Susan Romano

Susan Romano, 42, of Kankakee, died Friday (Jan. 29, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with a 4:30 p.m. wake service, at the Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was a member, by the Rev. Charles Wheeler.
Burial will be in All Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation or to the American Cancer Society.
She was born May 5, 1956, in Pittsburg, Pa., the daughter of Leonard A. and Jane Mitchell Romano.
Surviving are one daughter, Jennifer Gladu, at home; her mother of Kankakee; one sister and brother- in-law, Jane and Mark Grosso of Bradley; two brothers and sisters- in-law, Leonard and Jami Romano, Raymond and Robyn Romano, all of Ft. Worth, Texas; eight nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Deceased is her father.
Ms. Romano was an employee of Sun Chemical Co. for 23 years.
She was a 1974 graduate of Herscher High School.

Hazel Marsh

Hazel Lee Marsh, 87, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) in Beaverton, Ore.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Arrangements are by the Hertz- Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
She was born Feb. 11, 1911, in Georgetown, Ky., the daughter of Robert H. and Chloe Marshall True.
Her husband, Mancel Marsh, whom she married in 1938, in Lexington, Ky., is deceased.
Surviving are one step-daughter, Mae Marsh Ferguson of Ogden, Utah; one sister, Ruby Marshall of Lexington, Ky.; four grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.
Deceased is one daughter, Betty Jo Morin Thomas.
Mrs. Marsh owned a custom drapery business operated out of her home and did work for Lassers.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
She was a past member of a bowling league.
She loved to sew.

Edgar Ehrich

Graveside services for Edgar ''Ed'' Ehrich, 83, of Kankakee, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mound Grove Cemetery, Kankakee. The Rev. Karl Koeppen will officiate.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Ehrich died Tuesday (Jan. 26, 1999) at his home.
He was born June 23, 1915 in Kankakee, the son of Walter and Rose Altenbrunn Ehrich.
His first wife, Francis, is deceased. Also deceased are three brothers, Howard, Wayne and Walter; two sisters, Edna and Elda; and two sons, Ronald and David Ehrich.
Mr. Ehrich had been a carpenter.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dolores Matthew, whom he married June 23, 1981 in Arkansas; one sister, Blanche Clark of Clifton; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Gordon Fisher

Gordon Fisher, 78, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and formerly of Onarga, Cissna Park and Chatsworth, died today in Colorado Springs.
Arrangements are pending at Knapp Funeral Home in Onarga.


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