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
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
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 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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
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
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.
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
Mr. Barney died Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at his home. He owned a restaurant
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.
MOMENCE - Elizabeth Lacy, 83, of Momence, formerly of Lake Village,
Ind., died Wednesday (March 3, 1999) at St. Anthony's Hospital in Crown
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
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
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.
E. Virginia Clawson
KENTLAND, Ind. - E. Virginia ''Gig'' Clawson, 85, of Kentland, died
Tuesday (March 2, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospice Unit, following a
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Deceased are three brothers and a daughter, Barbara Faber.
She enjoyed flower gardening and collected small antique shoes.