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Charles Crosby

Visitation for Charles Clyde Crosby, 84, of Bradley, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais, where services, with military honors, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Guy Warke will officiate.
Cremations rites will be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Manteno Veterans Home.
Mr. Crosby died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at the Veterans Home.
Mr. Crosby served on the Bradley Village Board from 1957-1965 as trustee.
Mr. Crosby retired from Roper Corporation, Kankakee Division, after 38 years.
He was born Feb. 24, 1915 in Lutesville, Mo., the son of Lawrence and Susan Stam Crosby.
Surviving are his wife, the former Gladys R. Crosby, whom he married Sept. 18, 1941 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kankake by Pastor Haller; four sons and daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Janet Crosby of St. Paul, Minn., Brian Crosby of Champaign, Kevin and Claudette Crosby of Bourbonnais, Sean and Della Crosby of Glen Carbon; one daughter and son- in-law, Desnee and Thomas Boyle of Simi Valley, Calif.; one daughter-in- law, Rita Crosby of Beardstown; one brother, Earl Crosby of Kankakee; 13 grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother, Clarence Crosby; two sisters, Pearl St. Pierre and Nancy Crosby; and two grandchildren.
A veteran of World War II, he was a sergeant serving in the Army's 28th Division in Europe. He earned the Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman Badge, and a bronze battle star, along with the World War II Victory Medal and the French Jubilee de la Liberte Medal.
He was a member of the Bradley VFW and Disabled American Veterans.
He had been troop leader of Boy Scout Troop 319 Bradley.
He was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and reading.

Elizabeth Arnold

Elizabeth A. Arnold, 19, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident, which happened Feb. 24, in Manteno Township.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a wake service at 4:30 p.m. at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Maternity BVM Church, Bourbonnais, where she was a member.
Burial will be in all Saints Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Make A Wish Foundation.
She was born Oct. 5, 1979 in Kankakee, the daughter of Dale and Darlene Planton Arnold, who reside in Bourbonnais.
Miss Arnold was a teacher assistant at Stepping Stones Day Care Center.
She was a 1998 graduate of Bradley-Bourbonnais Community High School and had attended Kankakee Community College.
Also surviving are one sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Jeff Meeker of Kankakee; a maternal grandmother, Margaret Planton of Bradley; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Mike Warburton.
Deceased are her maternal grandfather, Leonard Planton and paternal grandparents, Welty and Martha Arnold.

Edna Begler

WILMINGTON - Visitation for Edna Begler, 81, of Kankakee, formerly of Wilmington, will be from 3- 8 p.m. today at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Frank Vitus at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose Church of Wilmington, where she was a member. She was also a member of the St. Rose Mothers' Club and CCW for many years.
Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to St. Rose School, Kuzma Care Cottage, Wilmington or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Begler died Tuesday (March 2, 1999).
She was born Oct. 17, 1917 in Manchester, England, the daughter of Sydney and Elizabeth Geddes Smith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis, a daughter Frances ''Betty'' Guile and three sisters, Amy, Ida and Lucy.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Lew Rogers of Bourbonnais; a son-in-law Bill Guile of Hoffman; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Elsie Arden of Guildford, England, and Alice and Godfrey Green of Manchester, England; seven grandchildren, Cindy Rogers, Paul (Heather) Rogers, Brian (Peggy) Rogers, Linda (Mike) Auberry, Alan (Sandy) Guile, Eric Guile and Brad Guile; seven great-grandchildren, Abbie, Libby, Ellen and Kate Rogers, Brooke Rogers, Emily and Hannah Auberry.
Mrs. Begler was a milliner in Manchester at a manufacturing firm. During World War II the manufacturer changed production to make parachutes.
She enjoyed sewing and gardening.
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Myrtle Seeman

CHENOA - Myrtle B. Seeman, 95, of Chenoa, mother of Manteno resident, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Meadows Mennonite Home in Chenoa.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Chenoa, and from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Chenoa United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Tony Allen will officiate.
Burial will be in Chenoa Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Brian Seeman, Dan Park, Brad and Eric Colson, Todd Nagle, Randy Klomparens, Dave Hillis, Richard Lee, Mike Monaldo and Jeremy Kinkade.
Memorials may be made to her church or to the Meadows Mennonite Home.
She was born Oct. 9, 1903 in Pike Township of Livingston County, the daughter of Joseph and Mary E. Smith Myer.
Her husband, Fred L. Seeman, whom she married Nov. 26, 1925 in Chenoa, died April 21, 1997.
Surviving are three daughters, Arletta Klomparens of Manteno, LaVerne Martin of Saginaw, Mich., and Mary Colson of Streator; one son, Fred H. Seeman of Chenoa; one brother, Clifford Myer of Assumption; one sister, Florence Reiners of Pontiac; 13 grandchildren; 15 great- grandchildren.
Her twin brother, Myrle Myer is deceased.
She was a member of the United Methodist Women; Eppards Point Township Sunshine Club; Chenoa Garden Club; a leader in the Eppards Point Township 4-H Club for over 20 years; Home Extension; Keep It Mum Card Club; and a member of the Saints Alive Play Group.

William DeBouck

MANTENO - William H. DeBouck, 51, of Brea, Calif., formerly of Manteno, died suddenly Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at his home.
Mr. Debouck was employed as a sales representative for a grocery brokerage.
He was born March 16, 1947 in Evanston.
Among survivors are his wife, Linda; daughters, Heather and Melanie DeBouck of Brea; sons, Nicholas in the Navy at Virginia Beach and Shane of Oconomowoc, Wis.; his parents, Madelyn and Donald Merwin of Manteno; and sisters, Donna Hayes of Virginia Beach and Paula Jett of Manteno.
Arrangements are pending at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.

Everett McCormick

Visitation for Everett D. ''Mac'' McCormick, 77, of Bourbonnais, will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Marsha Collins will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Mr. McCormick died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999) of an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 15, 1921 in Gary, Ind., the son of Richard and Edna McMillan McCormick.
His wife, the former Jeannie Sutton, whom he married May 4, 1984 at Romeoville Baptist Church, died in 1989.
Mr. McCormick was a steelworker in Gary for 39 years at American Bridge.
He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels for a number of years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Sharon McCormick of Bourbonnais and Carol and Brian McCaslin of Seattle, Wash.; two stepdaughters, Lora Page and Betty and Dillard Merritt, all of Wilmington; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a sister, Mildred DePew.
He enjoyed golf and bowling and was an avid gardener.
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Ruth Hnetkovsky

WILTON TOWNSHIP - Ruth Hnetkovsky, 84, of Wilton Township, died Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Ron and Barbara Hnetkovsky of Elwood and William and Janet Hnetkovsky of Wilton Township; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one brother, Francis Upp of Kingsford Heights, Ind.
Her parents, Worley and Anna Ream Upp are deceased. Also deceased are her husband of 14 years, George Hnetkovsky and a brother, Doran Upp.
Mrs. Hnetkovsky was a registered nurse and worked with Dr. Brannon at the Manhattan Hospital during the 1930s.
She was a member of Green Garden Homemakers.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Forsythe Funeral Chapel in Manhattan, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Thomas Zimmerman will officiate.
Burial will be in Wilton Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Manhattan Paramedics.

Ralph Cowan

Ralh J. ''Blackie'' Cowan, 76, of Bradley, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, following a short illness.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, with visitation scheduled from 2-6 p.m. Sunday and a funeral Mass on Monday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley.

Ane Lillian Moody

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Private services were held for Ane Lillian Moody, 83, of Indianapolis, Ind., formerly of Kankakee.
Mrs. Moody died Feb. 28, 1999.
She was the widow of Herbert G. Moody and is survived by a son, Donald H. Moody; two grandsons; and a great-granddaughter.

Florence Bever

MANTENO - Florence M. Bever, 77, a lifelong rural Manteno resident, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Manteno.

Eutha Fay Giroux

Eutha Fay Giroux, 78, of Bradley, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, following a short illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee, where services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. Paul Mount will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 26, 1920 in Berlin, Okla., the daughter of Paul G. and Alpha Simmons Clark.
Surviving are her husband, Arcade R. ''Bud'' Giroux, whom she married July 3, 1942; one son and daughter-in- law, Arcade C. and Cheryle Giroux of Albany, N.Y.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Diane Giroux of Yakima, Wash. and Shelley and Norman C. Kibbons of Bourbonnais; one sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Richard Kinneman of Vienna, Ill.; eight grandchildren, Jennifer and Jason Elias of Lombard, Katie Kibbons and Devon Kibbons, both of Bourbonnais, Kristen and David Ackerman of Yakima, Dana Malner of Missoula, Mont., Mollie Malner of Havre, Mont. and Ian Giroux and Linda Giroux, both of Albany.
A brother, Garvin W. Clark is deceased.
Mrs. Giroux retired from Manteno State Hospital, where she worked as a librarian. She also was a librarian at the Kankakee Public Library and had worked at Bear Brand Hosiery.
She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
An artist in watercolors and oils, she was a member of the Art League. She was a member of the Home Extension Association.
She enjoyed reading and her grandchildren were the joy of her life.
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Salvatore Argento

Salvatore ''Sam'' Argento, 73, of Bradley, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, following an extended illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Church, Bradley, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kankakee.
He was born Oct. 10, 1925 in Sicily, the son of Alfonso and Antonina Argento.
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Ventura, whom he married June 28, 1958 in Caccamo, Sicily; one son, Al Argento of Kankakee; two daughters, Joann and Philmarie Argento, both of Bradley; one sister, Carmela Argento of Chicago Heights; three grandchildren.
His parents, one brother and three sisters are deceased.
Mr. Argento retired from Calumet Steel.
He had worked with his wife at Venturas Grocery Store in Bradley, which they owned for many years.

William Barney

MARTINTON - A memorial service for William Barney, 61, of Martinton, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. The Rev. David Bondurant will officiate. Cremation rites will be accorded.
Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Martinton.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, the family wishes or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Barney died Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at his home. He owned a restaurant in Martinton.

Varnice Heath

MOMENCE - Varnice Heath, 92, of Momence, died Sunday (Feb. 28, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Mt. Glenwood Cemetery Chapel, Glenwood, with burial following. Rev. Jules Huttong will officiate.
Arrangements were by Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
Surviving are one cousin, Rachel Crawford of Harvey.

Elizabeth Lacy

MOMENCE - Elizabeth Lacy, 83, of Momence, formerly of Lake Village, Ind., died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown Point, Ind.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Cotter Funeral Home in Mo-mence, where services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. John Marvin will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake Village Cemetery.
Mrs. Lacy was born Aug. 11, 1915 in Vienna, Austria, the daughter of Joseph and Felizitas Entress Cymburek.
Her husband, Howard Lacy, whom she married in Manteno, died in August of 1984.
She attended the Grace Baptist Church in Kankakee.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Christine and William Bacon of Momence; grandchildren, Sylvia and Brian Wright of Momence, Daniel and Megan Bacon of Phoenix, Ariz. and Bonnie Bacon of Momence; great-grandchildren, Brianna and McKenna Wright of Momence; step-children, Howard Ray and Nancy Lacy of Steger, Brenda and Joseph Gregoritsch of Austria, Judy and Harlan Thompson of Evansville, Ind. and Evelyn Shafer of Hobart, Ind.; nine step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Traude Toman and Inge and Erich Schonmann, all of Austria.
Deceased is a stepson, James Lacy and one brother-in-law, Georg Toman.
A homemaker, she loved sewing and reading the Bible.
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E. Virginia Clawson

KENTLAND, Ind. - E. Virginia ''Gig'' Clawson, 85, of Kentland, died Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospice Unit, following a brief illness.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Sunday at McMullan-Stitz Funeral Home, Kentland, Ind., where services will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Rev. Jack Snell will officiate.
Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Kentland.
She was born Jan. 25, 1914 in Kentland, the first child of James and Maude Myers Mundy. She was a graduate of A.J. Kent High School.
Her husband, Virbul Clawson, whom she married April 21, 1940, died in 1982. 
She and her husband farmed in the Raub area for several years. She later worked at the Kentland Nursing Home.
She was a lifetime member of the Raub Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sisters, Margaret ''Ann'' Gatten of Lafayette, Ind. and Florence Testa of Peoria, Ariz.; three nephews and one niece, Gary Morgan of Kentland, Roger Morgan of Onarga, Jim Gatten of Redwood City, Calif., and Joan Moser of Hoopeston; four great-nieces and nephews; one great-great-nephew; and special friends Aaron Burnside of Donovan and the Bill Hines family of Kentland.
A brother, Robert Morgan is deceased.

Frank Church

ST. ANNE - Frank W. Church, 84, of St. Anne, died today (March 4, 1999) at Heritage Village.
Arrangements are pending at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes.

Myrtle Laue

MOMENCE - Myrtle M. Laue, 85, of Momence, died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7- 9 p.m. Friday at the Cotter Funeral Home, Mo-mence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Mo-mence, where she was a member, belonging to the Women Missionary League and Dorcas Society. The Rev. Keith GeRue will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church.
She was born June 2, 1913 in Riverdale, the daughter of Martin and Dorothy Lotz Wilkens.
Her husband, Fred Laue, whom she married April 25, 1931 in Dalton, died April 25, 1994.
Mrs. Laue was a sales clerk at DuMontelle's Men's Clothing Store in Momence.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard and Kay Laue and Fred Laue, all of Momence; one son-in-law, Earl Faber of Momence; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Lucielle and Lloyd Bowerman of Warsaw, Ind. and Helen and Robert Mitchell of Carterville.
Deceased are three brothers and a daughter, Barbara Faber.
She enjoyed flower gardening and collected small antique shoes.


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