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Patricia Reynolds

Patricia J. Reynolds, 66, of Kankakee, a volunteer with a host of local public service agencies, died Wednesday (April 7, 1999) in Aurora, after a long illness.
Among her many activities was the leadership of the Older Women's League. She founded the group and led it for many years.
''In our youth-oriented society, the 'notion' that older people become less satisfied with life is advertised,'' she once said. ''But older people tend to adjust better and expect less.''
She appeared in The Daily Journal newsroom and at civic events many times over the years, acting as an advocate for senior citizens, for women and for many other charitiable works.
She led the CROP walk exercises in 1989. CROP collects donations to fight hunger. She was honored with an award by the Kankakee Citizens Against Sexual Abuse.
She was the inspiration behind ''Now is Your Time,'' a group of women who disseminated tips on living. An offshoot of that group was the practical, ''Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Your Money.''
In 1995, she was offered a fellowship to the National headquarters of the Older Women's League in Washington, D.C. In 1996, her volunteering earned her an invitation to President Clinton's inauguration.
She gave seminars on the art of getting back into the workforce for the Job Training Partnership Act at Kankakee Community College.
In the 1970s, she successfully battled cancer and survived. In 1979, she was brutally assaulted while on her way home from work in Chicago. She needed reconstructive facial surgery.
''I realized that if my life was being constantly spared, then I should be doing something with it,'' she said.
''There are three things I tell others,'' she once said. ''One, there are no excuses. Two, you finish what you start, and three, you keep in touch with me.''
Among survivors are her three children and families and her mother, Genevieve Gerritson of Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.

Helen McArdle

COAL CITY - Helen Louise McArdle, 78, of Coal City, died Thursday (April 1, 1999) at the Walnut Grove Healthcare Center in Morris.
A private family service was held, April 3, at Graceland Cemetery in Fairbury. The Rev. Andrew Wzoreck officiated.
Memorials may be made to the Joliet Hospice Unit or to Dominy Memorial Library in Fairbury.
Duffy-Pils funeral Home, Fairbury, was in charge of arrangements.
She was born April 17, 1920 in Russellville, the daughter of Hobart W. and Carrie Miller Crouch.
Surviving are a sister and brother- in-law, Rosemary and Ralph Hoffman of Fairbury; and seven nieces and nephews.
A brother and sister are deceased.

Barbara Vancilt

SEBRING, Fla. - Barbara L. Vancil, 74, a resident of Sebring, Fla., since 1980, formerly of Toledo, Ohio, died Wednesday (April 7, 1999) in Sebring.
Her husband, Russell Vancil, whom she married in 1985 in Kankakee, died in 1996.
Mrs. Vancil was a medical technician.
She served in the Women's Air Corps during World War II.
She was a member of the VFW post 4300 of Sebring.
Surviving are sons, William Lucas of Sydney, Australia, James Lucas of Toledo, Ohio, and Mark Lucas of Cleveland, Ohio; daughters, Mary Lou Beeler of Jacksonville, Fla., and Christine Edwards of Sebring; brothers, Harvey Sterling Jr. and Jerry Sterling, both of Toledo; sisters, Betty Stearns of Waterville, Ohio, Helen Deal of Toledo and Mary Ann Ostertag of Temperance, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Stephenson-Nelson Chapel in Sebring.

Robert Hartley

SALEM - Robert Lee Hartley, 53, of Salem, a Kankakee native, died Tuesday (April 6, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, with masonic services at 8 p.m., at Aly Funeral Home in Golconda, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Massac Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Shriners Burn Center or to the donor's choice.
He was born Aug. 26, 1945 in Kankakee, the son of Eugene and Flo Rixie Hartley, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Lynnette Shear, whom he married Oct. 16, 1970; one son, Dennis Wine of Westerville, Ohio; two daughters, Brandy Pfeffinger of Kodak, Tenn. and Misty Weber of Kankakee; two brothers, Bill Hartley of Rushville, Ind. and Alvus Hartley of Kankakee; and six grandchildren.
Mr. Hartley was an electrician and a member of IBEW Local 176 and Kankakee Lodge 389 AF&AM.

Robert Girvin

Robert O. Girvin, 78, of Bradley, died Friday (April 9, 1999) at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Burial with military rites by the Bradley VFW will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 25, 1920 in Neponset, the son of Thomas and Guida Brohaw Girvin.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Surviving are his wife, the former Doris Barnfield, whom he married May 23, 1944 in St. Louis; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rebecca Girvin of Big Bear City, Calif.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Roberta and William Doran of Kankakee and Linda Mayberry of Marion; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Curls Evans of Tucson, Ariz., and Pat and John Gillis of Tampa, Fla.; one brother and sister- in-law, Richard B. and Pat Girvin of Eldardo Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A son, Thomas O. Girvin is Deceased.
A member of the VFW, he enjoyed flowers, music and gardening.

Fay Lenz

WOODLAND - Fay E. Lenz, 91, of Woodland, died Friday (April 9, 199) at Magnolia Wood Health Care Center, Watseka.
Private funeral services will be held at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, with the Rev. Ron Bartlow officiating.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to Magnolia Wood Van Fund.
Mrs. Lenz was a former owner and operator of Granny's Cafe in Woodland.
She was born Sept. 20, 1907 in Hoopeston, the daughter of Jerry and Irene Bailey Mowery.
Her husband, Jesse Lenz, whom she married Oct. 3, 1925 in Onarga, died May 25, 1974.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Norma Lenz of Sheldon and Don and Margot Lenz and Dave and Lynne Lenz, all of Watseka; one daughter and son-in- law, Betty and Don Redeker of Woodland; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.
She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

John 'Vern' Flanagan

MANHATTAN - John Stephen ''Vern'' Flanagan, 17, died suddenly in Manhattan Township Friday (April 9, 1999), from injuries sustained in an accident.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Forsythe Funeral Chapel, Manhattan, where services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Manhattan, with burial in the church cemetery.
He was born March 5, 1982 in Joliet.
Surviving are his mother, Wanda Flanagan and grandmother, Mildred Flanagan, both of Manhattan; two aunts and uncles, Brenda and Rick Tanner of Ottawa and Robin and David Nelson of Crest Hill; one uncle, John D. Flanagan of Rockdale; several other aunts, uncles and cousins; good friend, Brian Simotes; and godparents, Brenda Tanner and David Nelson Jr.
Deceased are his grandparents, John D. Flanagan, Thomas J. Riley Sr., Mary Riley, William and Myrtle Flanagan.
He was a student at Lincoln-Way High School.
He enjoyed his years spent with the Boy Scouts, playing baseball at Manhattan and football with New Lenox Mustangs.

Arcelia Pray

HENDERSON, Ky. - Arcelia Pray, 88, a resident of Medco Nursing Home, and grandmother of an area resident, died Friday (April 9, 1999) at the nursing home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and from 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Benton-Glunt Funeral Home in Henderson, Ky.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Tuesday at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church, were she was a member.
Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery, Henderson.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
Surviving are four daughters, Lynda Stewart and Carol Swanson, both of Henderson, Shirley Fegett of Hartford, Ky., and Joyce Hayhurst of Bosocel, Wis.; one son, Howard Pray of Jacksonville, Fla.; 21 grandchildren, with a grandson residing in the Kankakee area; several great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

Erik Manheim

MANHATTAN - Erik B. Manheim, 18, died Friday (April 9, 1999) at St. Joseph Provena Medical Center emergency room, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Manhattan Township.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday at Forsythe Funeral Chapel in Man-hattan, where services will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church, Manhattan, with burial in the church cemetery.
He was born March 15, 1981 in Joliet.
Surviving are his parents, Vance and Lynn Friant Manheim; two brothers, Clayton and Wyatt Manheim; one sister, Amanda, all of Manhattan; and his grandfather, Ervin Friant of New Lenox.
His grandparents, Marion Friant and Walter and Mildred Manheim are deceased.
Mr. Manheim attended Lincoln- Way High School.

Thelma Trimble

GRANT PARK - Thelma I. Trimble, 87, of Grant Park, died Friday (April 9, 1999) at her residence.
Visitation will be from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today at the Cotter Funeral Home, Momence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church in Momence. The Rev. Bill Steger will officiate.
Burial will be in Lyman Cemetery in Roberts.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born May 10, 1911 in Germantown, the daughter of Homer and Gertrude Seegmiller Conner.
Her husband, Harold T. Trimble, whom she married July 18, 1931 in Roberts, died April 25, 1996.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, Darrel and Ada Trimble of Waxhaw, N.C.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Anita and Bill Irie of Grant Park, Esther and Wayne Railsback of Camp Springs, Md., and Marcia Hiles of Kankakee; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters and one brother.
She was a member of First Baptist Church in Momence and the Kankakee Valley Porcelain Artists.

Edmond Baron

Edmond E. Baron, 76, of Bradley, formerly of Orland Park, died Thursday (April 8, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at McKenzie Funeral Home in Oak Forest.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Elizabeth Seton Church, with burial in Assumption Cemetery in Glenwood.
He was born Nov. 19, 1922 in Providence, R.I.
Surviving are his wife, Helen M. Baron of Bradley; two sons and daughters-in-law, Edmond and Carol Baron Jr. of Riverdale and John and Odette Baron of Orland Park; one daughter, Patricia Baron of Palatine; four grandchildren; one nephew; and grandnephew and grandniece.

Vern Weiss

Vern Aubert Weiss, 82, of Kankakee, died Saturday (April 10, 1999) of a sudden illness in Iroquois County.
He was born April 5, 1917, in Kankakee, the son of Gustav and Hattie Weiss, who precede him in death.
He married Dorothy Breese on Jan. 8, 1944 in Kankakee. She survives with her two children, Lana Brown of Bourbonnais and Vern Weiss Jr. of Burlington, Wis. Also surviving are son- in-law, Jim Brown and daughter-in-law, Effie Weiss; three grandchildren, Heather, Justin and Blair Brown; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Weiss was a 1935 graduate of Kankakee High School and Midland School of Radio and Television in Kansas City, Mo. in 1943. He served as an AAF Broadcast Radio Operator in the South Pacific Theatre, during World War II from 1943-1945, while stationed in the Philippine Islands. Receiving honors from the U.S. Army Radio School and AAFTS Scott Field Communications School, he completed the U.S. Army Signal Corps Radio Operations Training.
When he returned to Kankakee from the War, he became electrical maintenance superintendent of A.O. Smith Corporation for 35 years. During that time, he earned the FCC Citizens Radio License, First Class Radiotelephone License, Amateur Radio License and he was a charter member of the Great Circle Short Wave Society. He was also a member of the American Radio Relay League Inc., Kankakee Area Radio Society and Friends of Amateur Radio, with his call letters of WB9MPP.
He was owner of The Olde Press printing company because he was interested in preserving the art of printmaking on antique presses. He printed QSL identification cards for radio operators throughout the world and volunteered his talents on his antique presses for countless community, civic and church events.
He was co-founder of the Kankakee Camera Club, president of Taft Elementary School PTA and Scoutmaster for the Cub and Boy Scouts.
Mr. Weiss taught electronics at Kankakee Community College and served on the advisory board for KCC's first Job-Training Program.
He was also a member of the Kankakee County Historical Society, Elks and American Legion.
He was a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church and served as trustee, finance chairman, administrative board member and head usher.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes and from 10 a.m. Thursday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Mark United Methodist Church. The Revs. Craig and Kathy Sweet will officiate.
Burial, with military honors, will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to St. Mark's, the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago, or to the donor's choice.

Wilbert Hebel

MONEE - Wilbert Emil Hebel, 63, of Monee, died Saturday (April 10, 1999) at Olympia Fields Osteopathic Hosptial and Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. today at Hirsch Funeral Homes, Matteson.
Services will be Tuesday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richton Park, where he was a past chairman and elder. The Rev. Paul Krause will officiate.
Burial will be in Immanuel Evangelical Cemetery, Richton Park.
He was born May 24, 1935 in Chicago, the son of George and Elsie Hebel, who are deceased.
Mr. Hebel was a 31-year appliance repairman for Sears Roebuck and Company.
Surviving are his wife, the former Joan Jahnsen; one daughter, Janet Sanchez of Frankfort; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Lawrence and Judy of Monee, William and Donna of Manteno and Andrew and his fiance Patty Wingren of Sheldon; and nine grandchildren.

Fay Lenz

WOODLAND - Fay E. Lenz, 91, of Woodland, died Friday (April 9, 199) at Magnolia Wood Health Care Center, Watseka.
Private funeral services will be held at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, with the Rev. Ron Bartlow officiating.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to Magnolia Wood Van Fund.
Mrs. Lenz was a former owner and operator of Granny's Cafe in Woodland.
She was born Sept. 20, 1907 in Hoopeston, the daughter of Jerry and Irene Bailey Mowery.
Her husband, Jesse Lenz, whom she married Oct. 3, 1925 in Onarga, died May 25, 1974.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Norma Lenz of Sheldon and Don and Margot Lenz and Dave and Lynne Lenz, all of Watseka; one daughter and son-in- law, Betty and Don Bedeker of Woodland; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great- great-grandchild.
She enjoyed quilting and crocheting.

Robert Girvin

Robert O. Girvin, 78, of Bradley, died Friday (April 9, 1999) at RML Specialty Hospital in Hinsdale.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Burial, with military rites by the Bradley VFW, will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Sept. 25, 1920 in Neponset, the son of Thomas and Guida Brokaw Girvin.
A veteran, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the VFW and Paralyzed Veterans of America for 40 years.
Mr. Girvin worked for the New York Central Railroad and in construction.
Surviving are his wife, the former Doris Barnfield, whom he married May 23, 1944 in St. Louis; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Rebecca Girvin of Big Bear City, Calif.; two daughters and one son-in-law, Roberta and William Doran of Kankakee and Linda Mayberry of Marion; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and Curls Evans of Tucson, Ariz., and Pat and John Gillis of Tampa, Fla.; one brother and sister- in-law, Richard B. and Pat Girvin of Eldardo Hills, Calif.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A son, Thomas O. Girvin is Deceased.
He enjoyed flowers, music and gardening.

Olive Schmoeger

BRAIDWOOD - Olive M. Schmoeger, 70, Braidwood, died Sunday (April 11, 1999) at the Provena St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet.
Arrangements are pending at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes in Braidwood.

Vincent Accurso

Vincent M.''Vince'' Accurso, 87, of Kankakee, died Saturday (April 10, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, with a wake service at 5 p.m. and services by the Sons of Italy-Madonna della Rocco at 6 p.m. at Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Charles Wheeler at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Dec. 8, 1911 in Allessandria, Sicily, the son of Anthony and Jeanine Cavalier Accurso.
He moved to Kankakee in 1921 and attended Lafayette School. He became a water boy with his father on the Central Railroad at 14. He worked at Kroehler's as a furniture upholsterer from the age of 16 until 1939.
From 1939-1957, he owned and operated Accurso Grocery Store in Kankakee. He was a sales representative for Kankakee Industrial Supply from 1957 to 1991, retiring after 33 years when he was nearly 80.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marcella Stafford, whom he married Dec. 30, 1967 in Kankakee; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Deanna Accurso of Chicago; one daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Robert Mullin of chattanooga, Tenn.; a stepson and his wife, David and Carolyn Haskins of Bourbonnais; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 5 step great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a stepson, Donald and one sister.
He was a member of the Order Sons of Italy-Madonna della Rocco Lodge; the Loyal Order of the Moose; Kankakee Elks; and the Quadrille Dance Club.
He enjoyed working in the yard.

Florence Guest

Florence Guest of Kankakee, died Sunday (April 11, 1999) at Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Born in Custer Park, she was the daughter of Sidney and Minnie Aultz Hahn, who are deceased.
Her husband, Leland ''Mike'' Guest, whom she married Sept. 5, 1952 in Crown Point, Ind., died Jan. 30, 1999. Four brothers and two sisters are also deceased.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Becky and Cliff Trudeau of Mokena and Joyce and Robert Berns Sr. of St. Anne; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Juanita and Richard Schlosser of Joliet and Arlene Sabella of Dwight; five grancdhildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was a former employee of Joliet Arseneau.
A member of Asbury United Methodist Church, she enjoyed gardening.

Christina Wood

CLIFTON - Visitation for Christina M. ''Chris'' Wood, 29, of Clifton, will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. William Callister will officiate.
Burial will be in St. John the Baptist, L'Erable Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Alexa's Education Fund.
Mrs. Wood died Saturday (April 10, 1999) from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
She was born May 4, 1969 in Kankakee, the daughter of Richard and Pam Schultz LeClaire. Her mother resides in Kankakee and her father in Bourbonnais.
Also surviving are her husband, Mark Wood, whom she married April 16, 1994 at Zion Lutheran Church in Kankakee and a daughter, Alexa Wood at home in Clifton; grandparents, Donald and Bert Burns; and two aunts, Mary Lux and Denise Ward.
Mrs. Wood had worked at Gage Marketing as a human resources rep and was currently employed at Kankakee County Training Center as the human resources director.
She had a master's degree in industrial organizational psychology.
She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Clifton.
She was vice president of the Kankakee Area Human Resources Association and a founding member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha at Eastern Illinois University.
She collected Longenburger Baskets and enjoyed the arts, expecially Monet prints.

Ruby McFarland

Ruby McFarland, 97, of Clearwater, Fla., a Kankakee native, died Sunday (April 11, 1999) in Westchester Gardens Rehab and Care in Clearwater.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Church, Brad-ley, where she had been a member.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
She was born March 20, 1902 in Kankakee, the daughter of Joseph and Roseanna Chayer Coupal.
Her husband, Ernest McFarland, whom she married Feb. 7, 1929 in Bradley, died May 3, 1972.
She was a member of the Daughters of Isabella and the CCW of her church.
Surviving are one daughter-in-law, Jolene Ackman of Bourbonnais; two grandsons, Scott (Sue) McFarland of Oldsmar, Fla. and Michael McFarland of Lisle; a granddaughter, Kim (Dale) Kimberlin of Bradley; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are one son, James McFarland; one brother, Russell Coupal; and three sisters, Vivian Fortin, Phoebe Wolf and Lillian LaCost.
She enjoyed gardening.

Guadalupe Rios

MOMENCE - Visitation for Guadalupe R. Rios, 69, of Momence, will be from 4-9 p.m. today at Cotter funeral Home, Momence.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday by the Rev. Anthony Taschetta at Good Shepherd Manor in Momence.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Mo-mence.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kan-kakee Valley or to the Diabetes Foundation.
Mrs. Rios died Saturday (April 10, 1999) at her residence.
She was born March 21, 1930 in La Rosita, Texas, the daughter of Fidel and Eduardo Vela Rangel.
Her husband, Eugenio T. Rios, whom she married Oct. 28, 1947 in La Rosita, died April 18, 1984.
She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Momence.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jose and Norma Rios of Longmont, Colo., and Isidro and Sylvia Rios of Kalkaska, Mich.; six daughters and sons-in-law, Hima and Conrodo Velazquez of Grant Park, Gloria and Francisco Contreras of Momence, Rose and Jorje Contreras of Kankakee, Eduarda and Rudy Valerio of La Rosita, Amada and Jose Berrones of Momence and Janie and Manuel Vallejo of St. Anne; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Evangelina and Hugo Hernandez of Momence and Aurora and Gilberto Arredondo of San Diego, Texas; 29 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are her parents, one sister, one brother and two sons.
She enjoyed playing Bingo, gardening and traveling.

Harvey Guinn

Visitation for Harvey D. Guinn, 67, of Bradley, will be from 2 p.m. Wednesday until the 3 p.m. services, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran School, Kan-kakee.
Mr. Guinn died Saturday (April 10, 1999) from a short illness, at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born July 4, 1931 in Seminole, Okla., the son of Odis and Susie Jaynes Guinn.
Surviving are his wife, the former Betty Speer, whom he married Aug. 4, 1964 in Las Vegas, Nev.; six sons and five daughters-in-law, Roy and Brenda Miller of Taft, Calif., Randy and Vickie Guinn and Mike and Andrea Miller, all of Aurora, Colo., Bill and Sherrie Miller of Boron, Calif., Rick Miller of Sacramento, Calif. and Ron and Margaret Miller of Bakersfield, Calif.; one daughter, Susan Barker of Bradley; one sister, Peggy Bowen of Tustin, Calif.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Otis and Rosemarie Guinn of Shelbyville, Texas and Dan and rita Guinn of Las Vegas; 13 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
A son Darrel Miller; two brothers; and one sister are deceased.
Mr. Guinn was owner and chef of the Rancho Cafe in Minneola, Kansas.
He enjoyed reading and fishing.

Ruth Pratt

Visitation for Ruth G. Pratt, 84, of Kankakee, will be from 10 a.m. Wednesday until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. The Rev. Susan Holstom will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee.
Memorials may be made to the Elks Lodge 627 or to the Loyal Order of the Moose 802.
Arrangements are by the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
She was born July 16, 1914 in Kankakee, the daughter of Charles and Caddie Buell Pratt.
Mrs. Pratt was former owner of Edwin Pratt's Sons Company, a manufacturing firm, in Kankakee.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Emblem Club of the Kankakee Elks Club and former Charter member of the Zonta Club.
Surviving is one sister-in-law, Doris Pratt of Kankakee.
Deceased are one brother, Emery Pratt and a nephew, Edwin Pratt.

Paul Hessling

MOMENCE - Paul J. ''Bud'' Hessling, 82, of Momence, died Sunday (April 11, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Cotter funeral Home, Momence.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Momence, where he was a member. The Rev. William Steger will officiate.
Burial will be in Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village.
Memorials may be made for family wishes.
He was born June 18, 1916 in Shelby, Ind., the son of Joseph and Mame Clemmens Hessling.
Mr. Hessling was a retired, 35-year employee of A.O. Smith Corp.
Surviving are his wife, the former Stella M. Rogers, whom he married Jan. 18, 1948 in Crown Point, Ind.; one step-daughter and spouse, Shirley and Gary Burlie of Morocco, Ind.; two brothers, Bernard Hessling of Hebron, Ind., and Lee Hessling of Valparaiso, Ind.; one sister, Juen Williams of Valparaiso; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are three brothers and two sisters.

Thomas McClain

WATSEKA - Thomas McClain, 80, of Watseka, died today (April 12, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Baier Funeral Home in Watseka.


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