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Cecil Brown

Visitation for Cecil Brown, 77, of Bradley, was held from 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the Clancy-Gernon Fu-neral Home in Bourbonnais, where services were at 11 a.m. today.
Burial, with military rites by the Aroma Park American Le-gion F-Troop, was in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mr. Brown died Thursday (March 18, 1999) at his home, from a sudden illness.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army.
Mr. Brown retired in 1985 from Azzarelli Construction, where he was employed for over 30 years. He was a former member of the Teamsters Local.
He was born June 23, 1921, the son of John and Jenny Brown.
Surviving are his wife, the former Estella Bryant, whom he married in May of 1941 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Sharon Brown of Largo, Fla. and Billy L. and Debbie Brown of Bourbonnais; one daughter, Wanda Brown of Freemont, Calif.; two sisters, Eula Loyde of Henderson, Nev. and Genevieve Bryant of Kankakee; seven grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren.
Two brothers, Virgil and Virden Brown; one sister, Clemie Becket; and one son, Lonnie Brown; are deceased.
He enjoyed fishing.
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Ronald Baran Jr.

WILMINGTON - Ronald James Baran Jr., 42, of Wilmington, died from cancer, Saturday (March 20, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Tuesday at Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday by the Rev. Frank Vitas, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Wilmington.
Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.
Memorials are requested to be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Dec. 18, 1956, in Chicago, the son of Ronald J. and Joyce Baran. His father is deceased and his mother, Joyce Pepper, survives.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Susan A. Hinkson; two daughters, Linda Marie and April Dawn, both of Kankakee; five sisters, Jennie, Joann, Kathy, Kristine and Jennifer; one brother, Ross Baran; his step-mother, Bertha Baran; several uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in Japan.
Mr. Baran was a former employee of Perry's Truck and Equipment Co. of Joliet.

Euphemia Haigh

Euphemia ''Famie'' Haigh, 74, of Kankakee, died Monday (March 22, 1999) at her residence.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, member of the HEA, Kankakee County Porcelain Painters, Kankakee County Fair Board and a Red Cross swimming instructor.
Arrangements are pending at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel in Kankakee.

Juliette Allie

Juliette M. Allie, 83, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (March 20, 1999) in Bourbonnais.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services at Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Beaverville, the daughter of Helaire and Leona Denoyer Regnier.
Her husband, Clarence Allie, whom she married Aug. 31, 1935, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Kankakee, died in 1996.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley Allie of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Joe Raiche of Kankakee; six grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Allison Raiche of McKinney, Texas, Jill and Joe Marcotte of Bourbonnais, Jon Raiche of Kankakee, Judi Raiche of Bloomingdale, Douglas Allie of San Diego, Calif. and Julie Allie of Salt Lake City, Utah; three great-grandchildren, Sarah Marcotte, Joseph Warren Raiche and Sami Raiche.
Three brothers, Gerald, Melvin and Lionel Regnier, are deceased.
Mrs. Allie retired after 20 years at Montgomery Ward.
She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
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Arthur Glad

ELBURN - Arthur Glad, 80, of Elburn, formerly of Addison and Kankakee, died Thursday (March 18, 1999) at Good Samaritan Hospital.
Visitation was held from 1:30 p.m. Sunday until the 7 p.m. services at Brust Funeral Home Ltd., Lombard. The Rev. Lawrence Bouldin officiated.
Burial was private.
Surviving are his wife, the former Peggy Street; daughters and sons-in- law, Cathy and Peter Vardakis of Glen Ellyn, Susan Bell of Michigan, Gretchen and Gary Johnston of Elburn, Karen and Jim Schrepferman of Elburn and Tina and Dave Courtin of Bartlett; and seven grandchildren.
Mr. Glad was a 1937 graduate of Kankakee High School. He had resided in Elburn the last four years and in Addison for 35 years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army in Sicily, Naples, Rome, Arno, Southern France, Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns.
He received a bachelor of science degree from Eastern Illinois University in 1951 and a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1952.
Mr. Glad retired from Elmwood Park High School, where he had taught health, physical education and business from 1956-1987. He also coached basketball, baseball and football.
He was a former member of the IEA and the Kankakee Masonic Lodge AF&AM.
He enjoyed golfing.

Lillian LeZotte

PATTON, Mo. - Lillian Lezotte, 54, formerly of Kankakee, died Sunday (March 21, 1999) in Patton, Mo.
Arrangements are pending at teh Liley Funeral Home in Patton.

Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr.

Visitation for Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr., 21, of Milford, will be held from 4-8 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr. Memorial Fund.
Mr. Heffelfinger died Saturday (March 30, 1999) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 21, 1977, in Danville, the son of Joseph L. and Karen Kulp Heffelfinger Sr. His father resides in Milford and his mother resides in Barron, Wis.
Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Dale and Lula Heffelfinger; and maternal step- grandfather, James Lane,; all of Hoopeston.
His sister, Tonya Renee, died May 2, 1980.
A graduate of Milford High School, Mr. Heffelfinger was a machinist for Omni Forge in Remington, Ind.
He enjoyed golfing, racing, baseball, football, basketball, bowling, music and guitar playing.

Diane Denton

MOMENCE - Diane K. Denton, 56, of Momence, died Sunday (March 21, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, following a long illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cotter funeral Home in Momence, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Al Nelson will officiate.
Inurnment will be in Momence Cemetery. Cremation rites were accorded.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born June 6, 1942, in Momence, the daughter of Loren and Dorothy Lindahl Vent. Her parents and a brother are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Dleo Denton, whom she married Jan. 30, 1964, in Momence; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Diann Denton and Brent and Angela Denton, all of Momence; one daughter, Dawn Denton of Momence; and five grandchildren.
Mrs. Denton was employed by Gilster-Mary Lee in Momence.

Lazerick Martin

Lazerick Martin, 26, of Kankakee, died Thursday (March 18, 1999) in Kankakee.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at Zion Gate Missionary Baptist Church, Kankakee. The Rev. Ronald Bartlett will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery, Ga-neer Township.
He was born June 24, 1972, in Kankakee. His father, Charles Swan, resides in Chicago and his mother and stepfather Diane and Willie Gilbert, reside in Kankakee.
Mr. Martin was a laborer.
Also surviving are three daughters, Courtney Adams and Quanisha and Tierra Bell, all of Kankakee; one son, Lazerick Martin of Kankakee; one brother and two sisters, To-Von Martin, Keisha Martin and Khamara Ray, all of Kankakee; a special friend, Kenyatta Floyd and her two sons, Dominique and Terrance Floyd, all of Gary, Ind.; maternal grandfather, Rev. Jesse Martin Sr.; Paternal grandmother, Juanita Swan.
His grandmother and grandfather and one uncle are deceased.
His hobby was cars.

James Nicholos

MISHAWAKA, Ind. - James Nicholos, 82, of Mishawaka, Ind., brother of Kankakee resident, died Saturday (March 20, 1999) at Memorial Hospital.
He was born March 29, 1916, in Kankakee, residing in this area until 1946.
He retired from Kreamo Baker, where he was a salesman, after 25 years of service, and also worked for Martin's Supermarket for 10 years.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army, receiving the Bronze Star.
Surviving are three daughters, Christina Nicholos Watson and Kathy Nicholos Verhamme, both of Granger, Ind., and Patti Nicholas of South Bend, Ind.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Goldie Jaime of Kankakee and Betsy Osback of Bourbonnais; two brothers, Ted Nicholos of Kankakee and Nick Nicholos of Streamwood.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3901 N. Main St., Mishawaka.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrew's Greek Orthodox Church, South Bend, Ind., where he was a member.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, Ind.
Memorials may be made to his church or to the American Lung Association, 319 S. Main St., South Bend, Ind. 46601.

Marie O'Connor

IRWIN - Marie J. O'Connor, 88, of Irwin, died Monday (March 22, 1999) at Provena Heritage Village.
She lived all her married life on a farm near Irwin and most recently resided at Provena Heritage Village.
She was born Jan. 5, 1911 in Langden, Alberta, Canada, the daughter of Sovereign and Diana Baron Beese.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Ronald Hart at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. James Catholic Church, Irwin, where she was a member and belonged to its CCW.
Burial will be in St. James Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to her church, to Provena Heritage Village or to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Her husband, Walter ''Bud'' O'Connor, a longtime County Board member, whom she married Sept. 30, 1930 at St. Rose of Lima Church, died Dec. 31, 1992.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Dolores O'Connor of Kankakee; three daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and James Muenstermann of North Muskegon, Mich., Janice and Robert Montague of Bradley and Mary Ellen and Michael Hogan of Cabot, Vt.; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson; three sisters, Elenore Jacobs of Sarasota, Fla., Viola Senesac of Fremont, Calif. and Romella Wiseman of Cincinnati, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are an infant son, eight brothers and four sisters.
She was a member of the Kankakee Home Extension Association and Limestone Firebells.
Mrs. O'Connor retired from employment at the Kankakee County Courthouse.
She enjoyed reading and gardening.

Maude White

EAST PEORIA - Maude O. White, 84, of East Peoria, native of St. Anne, died Sunday (March 21, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at Remmert Funeral Home, East Peoria, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery, Peoria.
Mrs. White owned her own self- employed cleaning service and restaurant. She also was a head cook at the Pere Marquette.
She was born July 14, 1914 in St. Anne, the daughter of Glenn and Ruby Girard Kibbons.
Surviving are her husband, Ray White, whom she married Sept. 19, 1958 in Peoria; three daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra and Donald Brough of Chebanse, Ida Pearman of Hot Springs Village, Ark. and Patti Landwehr of Mesa, Ariz.; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-greatgrandchild; three brothers, Glen Kibbons of Collegedale, Tenn., Jack Kibbons of Franklin Park and Bob Kibbons of Watseka; and one sister, Doris Freeman of Nashville, Tenn.
Deceased are one son, Royal D. Spenard; a daughter, Paula Lee Tegg; one brother; and four sisters.

Ollie Gregory

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Ollie Gregory, 91, of Cape Girardeau, mother of Kankakee resident, died Monday (March 15, 1999) at Ratliff Care Center.
Services were at 11 a.m. March 28 at Ford and Sons Sprigg Street Chapel.
Burial was in Lindsey Cemetery at McClure, Mo.
She was born Jan. 2, 1908 at McClure, the daughter of Tilton and Sarah Adaline Phillips Mattock. Her husband, Wesley Gregory Sr., whom she married in March of 1922 in Cairo, is deceased.
Mrs. Gregory worked eight years at Southeast Missouri Hospital.
She was a member of First Church of the Nazarene, Cape Girardeau.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Howard and Betty Gregory and Wesley and Irma Gregory, all of Cape Girardeau; four daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Lloyd Bauer of Kankakee, Ruth and Fred Dowler of Columbus, Ohio, Betty and Delbert Farrow of Henley, Patricia and Henry Lewallen of Arnold; a brother, Everette Matlock of Cape Gireardeau; a friend, Cecil Turner Sr. of Cape Girardeau; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
Five brothers and a sister are deceased.

Freda Shreffler

MANTENO - Freda Ann Schreffler, 83, of Manteno, died of a long illness, Monday (March 22, 1999) at the home of her daughter Kathy Shreffler in Manteno.
Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday with a wake service at 7:30 p.m., at Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday by the Rev. Edward Grotovsky at St. Joseph Church in Manteno, where she was a member.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Nov. 4, 1915 in Bonfield, the daughter of William and Clara Hummel Seimetz.
Her husband, Daniel Shreffler, whom she married July 3, 1936 in Kankakee, died April 9, 1986.
Mrs. Shreffler retired from Manteno State Hospital.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Kathy Shreffler and Ron and Linda Shreffler, all of Manteno and Sam and Becky Shreffler of Ashkum; five daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Jim Hebert, Mary Ann and Jerry Curwick, Kathy and Jim Kingston and Tina and Mike DuMontelle, all of Manteno, and Danielle and Danny Ramien of Euless, Texas; one sister, Alice Barbara of Tucson, Ariz.; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Walter and Ann Seimetz of Chicago and George and Barbara Seimetz and John and Laura Seimetz, all of Bonfield; 37 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, one sister-in-law, three grandsons and one great-granddaughter.
She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose and Manteno Sportsman Club.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, babysitting, traveling and shopping.

Norman Schedler

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Norman C. Schedler, 59, of Minneapolis, formerly of a resident of Ashkum and Kankakee for eight years, died Saturday (March 20, 1999) in Minneapolis.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, 519 Oak Grove St. in Minneapolis.
Inurnment will be in the Church Columbarium.
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of Good Counsel Home or St. Mark's.
Thomson Brothers Funeral Home in Minneapolis, Minn. was in charge of arrangements.
While residing in Ashkum, he had been a minister in the Lutheran Church.
His parents, The Rev. Joel and Sarah Schedler are deceased.
Surviving are his children, Norman Keith (Carol Khayatt), Matthew (Julie), Suzette and fiance Troy Britain and Stacey; three grandchildren; his brothers, The Rev. Donald (Ruth) of Sacramento, Calif., Edgar (Katherine) of Jefferson City, Mo., The Rev. Marvin (Marcella) of Cary, N.C., Victor of Little Rock, Ark. and Wayne (Sharron) of Lexington, Ky.; sisters, Lois (Charles) Michael and Carol, both of Jefferson City, Mo.; nieces and nephews; his soul mate, Collette Hagan of Minneapolis; and the mother of his children, Susan Ellingsen of Brooklyn Park, Ill.

Euphemia Haigh

Visitation for Euphemia Margaret ''Famie'' Haigh, 74, of Kankakee, will be from 3 p.m. Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee. The Rev. Leah Pogemiller will officiate.
Military Rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 85, at the conclusion of the services.
Cremation rites will be accorded by the Hertz- Thoma Crematory.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
Mrs. Haigh died Monday (March 22, 1999) at her residence.
She was born Feb. 3, 1925 in Kankakee the daughter of Wilbert and Margaret McMullen Wegner.
Surviving are her husband, James Wallace Haigh, whom she married June 7, 1947 in Kankakee; three sons and daughters-in-law, James and Tina Haigh III of Kankakee, Timothy and Kristie Haigh of Homer, Alaska and Glen and Sabrina Haigh of Polk City, Fla.; two daughters and sons-in- law, Shyrel and Richard Koren of Jonesboro, Ga. and Carol and Jerry Meents of Bonfield; one brother, Wilbert Wegner of Chebanse; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two nieces and two nephews.
She served in the Navy and was a member of the American Legion Post 85 Auxiliary for over 50 years.
She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Kankakee.
She was a member of the Homemakers Extension Association, the Kankakee County Porcelain Painters, Kankakee County Fair Board and Red Cross, where she was a swimming instructor.

Lee Fairfield

Lee Fairfield, 84, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Hamletsburg, died Saturday (March 20, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Brookport Chapel of Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at the New Liberty Baptist Church, New Liberty. The Revs. Roy Lee Baker and Louis Brinker will officiate.
Burial will be in Hamletsburg Cemetery, Pope County.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army.
He was a deacon of the New Liberty Baptist Church.
Surviving are five daughters, Lela Mae McCoy and Audrey June Koneman of Bradley, Amelia Rose Wahl of Martinton, Doris Ann Hodge of Brookport and Nancy Louise Windhorst of Metropolis; five sons, Jerry Lee of Warner Robins, Ga., Ronnie Jean of Cochran, Ga., Dennis Wayne of Bradley, Marcus Dale of Kankakee and Raymond Allen of Bourbonnais; 33 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents Noah Buchanan and Amelia Eliza Robinson Fairfield; his wife Virginia Mae Medley Fairfield; a son, John Everett; four sisters, Mary Luvica Fairfield, Maggie Ellen Fairfield and Pearl Sis Hinton and Margarett Velma Medley; three brothers, John M., Charles Henry and Zina Lee Fairfield.

Juliette Allie

Visitation for Juliette M. Allie, 83, of Bourbonnais, will be from 4 p.m. Wednesday until the 7 p.m. services at Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
Mrs. Allie died Saturday (March 20, 1999) in Bourbonnais.
She was born Feb. 15, 1916, in Beaverville, the daughter of Helaire and Leona Denoyer Regnier.
Her husband, Clarence Allie, whom she married Aug. 31, 1935, at St. Rose of Lima Church, Kankakee, died in 1996.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Shirley Allie of Salt Lake City, Utah; one daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and Joe Raich of Kankakee; six grandchildren and spouses, Jeff and Allison Raich of McKinney, Texas, Jill and Joe Marcotte of Bourbonnais, Jon Raich of Kankakee, Judi Raich of Bloomingdale, Douglas Allie of San Diego, Calif. and Julie Allie of Salt Lake City, Utah; three great-grandchildren, Sara Marcotte, Joseph Warren Raich and Sami Raich.
Three brothers, Gerald, Melvin and Lionel Regnier, are deceased.
Mrs. Allie retired after 20 years at Montgomery Ward.
She was a former member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was a member of St. Patrick's Church, Kankakee.
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Lillian Lezotte

PATTON, Mo. - Lillian E. Lezotte, 54, of Patton, Mo., died Sunday (March 21, 1999) at the family home following an illness.
There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pine Hill Cemetery near Patton. The Rev. W.D. Snyder will officiate. Liley Funeral Home, Marble Hill, Mo. was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary is the courtesy of the Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee.
She was born July 2, 1944 in Kankakee, the daughter of George and Lucille Jarvis Lezotte. She had moved to the Patton area in 1997 from Kankakee.
A registered CNA, she was employed as a caregiver for the Heartland Home Health Company in Jackson, Mo.
Survivors include her best friend, Jim Salzman of Patton; one son, Richard Harper Jr. of Chicago; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and James Hines of Bradley and Sherri Page of Chebanse; one brother and sister-in-law, George and Cheryl Lezotte of Kankakee; four sisters and brothers-in-law, her twin sister, Lynn and Marvin Seedorf of Kankakee, Barbara Eastman of Bourbonnais, Lois and Gerry Alee of Kankakee and Carol and Donald Moody of Indianapolis, Ind.; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, William Harper; one brother, Russell Lezotte; and one sister, Patsy Lezotte.
She enjoyed bowling, crossword puzzles and was sports fan.

Rev. Harold Hall

BLOOMINGTON - Rev. Harold E. Hall, 79, of Bloomington, formerly serving at Kankakee Trinity Methodist Church, died Monday (March 22, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Thursday until the 7:30 p.m. Masonic rites at Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Park United Methodist Church, Bloomington with the Rev. Rob Roy officiating.
Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington.
Memorials may be made to Park United Methodist Church, Illinois Wesleyan University, both in Bloomington or to the Preachers Aid Society, 215 Bay Shore Drive, Decatur, Ill. 62521-5532.
He was born April 3, 1919 in Princeville, the son of Harry L. and Laura Smith Hall. His first wife, the former Edith Brewer, whom he married June 4, 1944 at Canton, died Feb. 1, 1899.
Surviving are his wife, the former Rosemary Weed Craig, whom he married Nov. 29, 1991 at Bloomington; two sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Deborah Hall of Bloomington and Donald E. and Deborah Hall of Fort Smith, Ark.; two stepsons and spouses, Robert and Deborah Craig of Mesquite, Texas and Jeffrey and Jeanette Craig of Louisville, Ky.; two stepdaughters, Deborah and Don DeLong of Omaha, Neb. and Carolyn Blunt of Apple Valley, Calif.; a sister and brother-in-law, Phyllis and Everett Staples of New Brighton, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and one step-great-grandson.
Rev. Hall was a member of the Illinois Great Rivers Conference of the United Methodist Church and attended Park United Methodist Church in Bloomington.
He was a 50-year member and past master of Wade Barney Lodge 512 AF&AM in Bloomington; a member of the Bloomington Scottish Rite Bodies, where he served as Sovereign Prince of Zerabbabel Council, Princes of Jerusalem in 1984-85; and was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the Scottish Rite in 1987.
He was a member of the American Passion Play cast for many years in Bloomington.
Rev. Hall received his bachelor degree from Bradley University at Peoria and a master's of divinity from Garrett Theological Seminary at Evanston.
Over the years, Rev. Hall had served United Methodist Churches at Norris, Glassford, Kingston Mines, Banner, Deer Creek, Morton of which he was the founding pastor, Kankakee Trinity, Bement, Hopedale and Mackinaw.
He retired Dec. 31, 1984 after serving as treasurer of the Central Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church at Blooming for 21 years.

John Lawyer

ONARGA - John E. Lawyer, 71, of Onarga, died Monday (March 22, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, with a Masonic service at 7:30 and wake service at 8 p.m., at Knapp Funeral Home, Onarga, where services will be at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. John Balluff will officiate.
Burial will be in Onarga Cemetery with military rites by the Onarga American Legion.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Hospital.
He was born Feb. 17, 1928 in El Paso, the son of Elmer and Josephine Shoemaker Lawyer.
He was a 1947 graduate of Watseka High School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force for over 22 years, in Occupied Japan and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Mr. Lawyer was employed for 14 years at Illinois Bell.
Surviving are his wife, the former Francis Halley, whom he married Dec. 7, 1952 in El Paso; one daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Roger Ebert of Onarga; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Doris Lawyer of Champaign, Elmer and Mary Lawyer of Onarga and Lyndon and Dora Lawyer of Honolulu, Hawaii; one brother and one sister; two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.
Deceased are one brother and one sister.
He was a member of the Woodland Methodist Church.
He belonged to the Windsor Lodge 29, Danville Consistory; Ansen Shrine of Springfield; and Illinois Shrine Club.

Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr.

Visitation for Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr., 21, of Milford, was held Monday at the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford, where services were held at 10:30 a.m. today. The Rev. Neil Larimore officiated.
Burial will be in Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Joseph L. Heffelfinger Jr. Memorial Fund.
Mr. Heffelfinger died Saturday (March 20, 1999) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
He was born March 21, 1977, in Danville, the son of Joseph L. and Karen Kulp Heffelfinger Sr. His father resides in Milford and his mother resides in Barron, Wis.
Also surviving are his paternal grandparents, Dale and Lula Heffelfinger and maternal step- grandfather, James Lane, all of Hoopeston.
His sister, Tonya Renee, died May 2, 1980.
A graduate of Milford High School, Mr. Heffelfinger was a machinist for Omni Forge in Remington, Ind.
He enjoyed golfing, racing, baseball, football, basketball, bowling, music and guitar playing.

Sandra Prairie

STUART, Fla. - Sandra E. Wieliczko Prairie, 59, of Stuart, Fla., Kankakee native, died March 7, 1999 in Miami, Fla., following a brief illness.
She was born March 18, 1939 in Kankakee, the daughter of Stanley and Clarice Goselin Wieliczko, who preceded her in death in 1990.
Surviving are her husband, Donald; sons, Tim and Tracy of Boynton Beach, Fla., Joe of Stuart, Fla., Don and Rori of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Scott, Danny and Jen of Tequesta, Fla.; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Rick Miller; one nephew; and seven grandchildren.
A memorial service was at 1 p.m. March 13 at Marantha Church in Palm Beach Cardens, Fla., where she was a member.
She enjoyed country line dancing and the beach.


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