Visitation for Deller Jones, 67, of Kankakee will be from noon, Thursday,
April 22, until the 1 p.m. services at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
She died Sunday (April 11, 1999) at the Kankakee Rehabilitation Center.
DWIGHT - Esther V. Sipe, 95, of Heritage Manor, Dwight, formerly of
Morgan County, died Friday (April 16, 1999) at Heritage Manor.
Visitation will be from 10-11:45 a.m. Monday at the VonQualen-Harris
Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic
Church, Dwight, where she was a member, by the Rev. James Rickey.
Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born June 30, 1903, in Chapin, the daughter of N.F. and Sara
Her husband, Robert Sipe, whom she married Aug. 4, 1921, in Springfield,
died Aug. 31, 1974.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Marion and Charles Adams
of Dwight, Alberta and Kenneth Davison of Middletown; one son and daughter-in-law,
Robert and Madeline Sipe of Queensbury, N.Y.; one sister, Dollie Atchison
of Chapin; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one daughter, one son, four brothers, and four sisters.
She was a member of the Royal Neighbors Organization.
She enjoyed playing Bingo.
A funeral Mass for Angelena Giacchino, 89, of Bradley, was celebrated
at 10:30 a.m. April 17 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she was
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee was in charge of arrangements.
Burial was in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Giacchino died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's
She was born May 15, 1909 in Gretna, La., the son of Joseph and Virginia
Her husband, Dominic Giacchino, whom she married April 4, 1929 at St.
Rose, died Dec. 16, 1979.
Mrs. Giacchino was a former employee of Roper (Easyway) and the Bear
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Theresa and
Vincent and Donna Giacchino, all of Bradley; two sisters, Jennie Leone
and Grace Deatti of Kankakee; four grandchildren; and seven great- grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers.
Jill Moline, Stuart Moline
Jill Ann Moline and Stuart Leslie Moline, infant twins of Ronald L.
And Jennette A. Chayer Moline of Loda, former Kankakee residents, died
shortly after birth Wednesday (April 7, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital,
Private services were held.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the
First Presbyterian Church, 302 W. Church, Champaign.
Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy, is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include their parents; one brother, Mark Moline of Momence;
one sister, Laura Heidrich of New Lenox; grandmother, Mary Ann Kennedy
of Kankakee; grandfather, Earl Chayer of Bourbonnais; great-grandparents,
Roland and Pat Moore of Woodland, Anna Chayer of St. Anne and Phyllis Keetch
of Amarillo, Texas.
PONTIAC - Dorothy Eleanor Burkhart, 92, of Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac,
died Friday (April 16, 1999) at St. James Hospital in Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Dwight United Methodist
Church, where she was a member. Rev. Craig Miller will officiate.
Burial will be in Goodfarm Cemetery, Dwight. Pallbearers will be Loren
and Dean Raber, David Burkhart, Kenneth and William Smith, and Stephen
Memorials may be made to the Dwight United Methodist Church.
She was born May 11, 1906, in Normal, the daughter of Robert and Lulu
May Womack Ward.
Her husband, Clyde J. Burkhart, whom she married June 9, 1938, in Normal,
died Oct. 4, 1990.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rev. Robert and Shirley
Burkhart of Skokie; two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Paul Smith
of Heber Springs, Ark., Rebecca and Merlyn Raber of Milan; one sister,
Mildred Wilfong of Bloomington; one brother, Robert Ward of Bloomington;
nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
Deceased are five sisters, Hester Wheeler, Gladys Jacobs, Frances Hoelting,
Roberta Ward, and Virginia Elliott; and one sister in infancy, Lulu Pauline
Mrs. Burkhart graduated from Normal Community High School in 1924 and
received her teaching certificate from Illinois State Normal University
She taught school for 39 years, and taught at Dwight, Goodfarm, Gardner,
South Wilmington, and Verona- Kinsman, and the Dwight Women's Prison.
She served as choir director and was active in the Friendly Circle
at her church.
She was a member of many education organizations, and with her husband,
she was active in the formation of the Dwight Senior Citzens and its activites.
WILMINGTON - Hubert A. Hood, 83, of Wilmington, died Wednesday (April
14, 1999) at Embassy Care Center, Wilmington.
Private services were held at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington,
at his request.
Burial will be held Monday at Chilhowee View Cemetery, Maryville, Tenn.
He was born April 26, 1915, in Maryville, Tenn., the son of James and
Naomi Gibson Hood.
His wife, Mary Ruth, died in 1978.
Surviving are four daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and Don Henke of
Coalmont, Tenn., Gladys and Melvin Pogliano of Wilmington, Edna and Don
Coldwater of Sevierville, Tenn., Wilma and Lou Eichorst of Essex; two sons
and daughters-in-law, Chuck and Norma Hood of Du Quoin, Phil and Esther
Hood of Iowa; 17 grandchildren and several great- grandchildren.
Deceased is an infant son, James Hubert Hood.
Mr. Hood retired in 1977 from Uniroyal (Joliet Arsenal).
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
MILFORD - Dorothy K. Drew, 77, of Milford, died Thursday (April 15,
1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services at
the Knapp Funeral Home, Milford. Rev. Bruce Thornsbrough will officiate.
Burial will be in Body Cemetery, Woodland.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
She was born March 14, 1922, in Chicago, the daughter of John J. and
Libby Anderson Clair.
Surviving are her husband, Robert E. Drew, whom she married Dec. 11,
1940, in Chicago; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Jr. and Elaine
Drew of Crete, Gary and Faye Drew of Tennessee; one daughter, Gail Hopkins
of Milford; one brother, Leonard Clair of Mesa, Ariz.; eight grandchildren
and 13 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers and one sister.
She was a member of the Milford Christian Church and the Hoopeston
MONEE - Visitation for Wayne Lee Artman, 59, of Monee, will be from
3-9 p.m. today at the Crete Funeral Home, where services will be held at
11 a.m. Monday. Rev. McDonald will officiate.
Burial will be in Skyline Mem-orial Park, Mo-nee.
Memorials may be made to the family, Eastern Will County Senior Citizens
of Monee, or to the St. Francis Hospital Hospice.
Mr. Artman died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital,
Blue Island, after a sudden illness.
Mr. Artman was a retired Ford mechanic from Peotone Ford. He formerly
owned and operated Waynes Auto Shop in Monee and had also worked at Monee
Sales and Service and Ford Tractor Sales in Monee.
He was born Sept. 5, 1939, in Chicago Heights, the son of Loyde and
Verna Ruder Artman. His father died in 1989 and his mother resides in Monee.
Surviving are his wife, the former Mary Vitale, of Monee, whom he married
in 1961 in Frankfort; three sons and one daughter-in-law, David and Tammy
Artman of Dahlgren, Kevin Artman of Merrillville, Ind., Shannon Artman
of Monee; one daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Mike Plumley of Monee;
three brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Myrna Artman, Ronald and Elaine
Artman, all of Monee, and Larry and Carolyn Artman of Pineville, La.; and
three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He enjoyed restoring antique tractors.
SUN CITY, Ariz. - Maxine H. Nichols, 93, a Sun City, Ariz. resident
for over 25 years, died April 9, 1999, in the Sun Health Services Care
Private committal services will be in Momence Cemetery.
Mrs. Nichols was born June 17, 1905 in Iron River, Wis., the daughter
of Max and Ethel Synder Helmer.
A homemaker, she graduated from Lawrence College Conservatory of Music
in Appleton, Wis. and performed as a concert pianist before her marriage
in 1929 to Robert Nichols of Momence, in Iron River, Wis.
Maxine and Robert Nichols resided in Kankakee for many years, where
Mr. Nichols was a practicing attorney. Her husband died in 1967. They had
previously suffered the loss of a son, William and shortly after Mr. Nichols
died, she lost her only other son, Robert Jr.
She was a member of the DAR and the Chapter JR of the PEO Sisterhood.
Mrs. Nichols moved to Sun City in 1973 at the same time her sister
and brother-in-law, Madge and LaVahn Maesch moved there.
She was an active member in the Christian Science Church of Sun City.
Survivors include three sisters and one brother-in-law, Madge Maesch
of Peoria, Ariz., Ethel Riester of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Helene and Lester
Bemis of St. Charles. A fourth sister, Elizabeth Holley, who had resided
in Taft, Texas, died in 1970.
Also deceased are three brothers- in-law, Cyrus Holley, Don Riester
and LaVahn Maesch.
However, Maxine had 13 nieces and nephews, whose lives she faithfully
followed with interest and love.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes was in charge of
Paul Williams Sr.
ST. ANNE - Paul Williams Sr., 76, of St. Anne, died Friday (April 16,
1999) at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
Visitation for Stanley Tomaszewski, 72, of Missouri, formerly of Bradley,
will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Bradley Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral
Homes, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Kan-kakee.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Mr. Tomasz-ewski died Tuesday (April 13, 1999) in Missouri.
He was born Aug. 29, 1926 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Virginia
Surviving are his wife, the former Margaret Cosby, whom he married
Feb. 17, 1948 in Bethesda, Md., who resides in Missouri; six sons and one
daughter-in-law, Matthew and Steven of Oklahoma, Joseph, Stanley and Kevin,
all of Arizona, and Wayne and Lisa of California; three daughters and one
son-in-law, Patricia Searles of Arizona, Sandra and Paul Dawson, Diana
Hutchinson, and Beverly Crouse, all of Missouri; two sisters and one brother-in-law,
Irene Coy and Josephine and Vernon Kuntz, all of Bradley; three brothers
and one sister-in-law, Theodore Tomaszewski and Eugene and Sharon Tomazewski,
all of Florida, and Steven Tomaszewski of Arizona; 24 grandchildren; eight
great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Deceased is a daughter, Shirley Tomaszewski; his parents; and two brothers,
Henry and Richard.
Mr. Tomaszewski managed Desert Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, retiring
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was a member of the VFW and American Legion in Arizona and Bradley.
He enjoyed stock car racing and working on cars.
Dorothy J. Anderson, 92, of Kankakee, died Friday (April 16, 1999) at
Manor Care Nursing Home.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Monday until the 2 p.m. services at
the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Fu-neral Homes. Rev. Alan Good will
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Kankakee.
She was born March 2, 1907, the daughter of Dr. J.W. and Molly Goehring
Her husband, Carl Anderson, whom she married Aug. 30, 1931, in Monticello,
died Aug. 18, 1995.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Gerald and Betsy Anderson
of Kankakee; and one nephew, Roy G. Anderson of Bloomington.
Deceased is one sister, Mildred Blan.
She was a graduate of Camp Point High School, and Macomb and I.S.U.,
Mrs. Anderson was a school teacher for grades 3-4-5 for the Cisco School
District for 7 years.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Kankakee.
She was a member of the Riverside Twig and a volunteer for Meals on
Visitation for Arminta Elizabeth Calloway, 89, of Kankakee, will be
from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Jones Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Caldwell Chapel A.M.E.
Zion Church, where she was a member. Rev. Nath-an N. Richmond Sr. will
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Calloway died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's
She was born Oct. 30, 1909, the daughter of Rev. William and Johnetta
Her husband, Charles Calloway, whom she married in 1941 in Sioux City,
Iowa, is deceased.
Surviving are one son, Marty Calloway Sr. of Kankakee; three daughters
and one son-in-law, Vera V. Merrill of Van Nuys, Calif., Bonita McNeal
and Bernadette and William Stewart, all of Kankakee; 21 grandchildren,
44 great-grandchildren, and 18 great-great-grandchildren; and a special
granddaughter, Mrs. Carolyn Franks.
Deceased are one brother, William Kirk Jr.; and three sisters, Henrietta
Crockett, Juanita Jones, and Dorothy Taylor.
Mrs. Calloway had been employed by the Joliet Arsenal.
She was a foster grandparent.
She enjoyed missionary writing and doing her own original poems.
She was a journalist.
Donola Mae ''Shine'' Hildebrand, 65, of Bourbonnais, died Saturday (April
17, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, after a long illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Maternity B.V.M.
Catholic Church, where she was a member.
Burial will be in All Saints Mausoleum, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to St. Claire House of Prayer and The Mercy Mission.
She was born June 2, 1933, in Bourbonnais, the daughter of Eugene and
Edna Belisle Benoit.
Surviving are her husband, Richard E. Hildebrand, whom she married
May 7, 1955, at Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church, Bourbonnais; four sons
and one daughter-in-law, Karlton Hildebrand of Kankakee, Charles and Barbara
Hildebrand of Naples, Fla., Donald Hildebrand of Hanahan, S.C., Gary Hildebrand
of Arlington Heights; two daughters, Karol Skopik of Bourbonnais, Nancy
Hildebrand of Hanahan, S.C.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Darlene
and John F. Mason of Kankakee, Marilyn Daucanski of Bourbonnais; two brothers
and sisters-in-law, Wayne and Linda Benoit of Centralia, Mo., Steven and
Carolyn Benoit of Kankakee; sister-in-law, Jean Benoit of Louisiana; and
Deceased are her parents and one brother, Vernon Benoit.
Mrs. Hildebrand was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne CCW and the
St. Clare House of Prayer.
Visitation for Mae E. Johnson, 78, a resident of Kankakee since 1976,
will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at Lax Mortuary and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until
the 11 a.m. services at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Rev.
Robert Rucker will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Ms. Johnson died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Chicago, the daughter of Fred and Evelyn
Surviving are six sons, Henry Johnson of New York, N.Y., Lemuel, Dwight
and Mark Johnson, all of Chicago, Frederick Johnson of Kankakee, Berry
Johnson of Maywood; five daughters, Willie Ann Foster of Minneapolis, Minn.,
Edna Johnson and Marsha Coleman, both of Kankakee, Alma Johnson of Blue
Island, Ernestine Williams of Hopkins Park; 30 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren;
special friends, Magnolia Rucker and Mary Payne, both of Kankakee; and
several other relatives.
Deceased is one daughter, Donna Williams.
She had worked for St. Mary's Hospital and the YWCA.
She was a graduate of Wendell Phillips High School.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church where
she served on the mother board.
Visitation for Theresa C. Raymond, 73, of Bourbonnais, will be from
1-6 p.m. today at the Senesac Bourbonnais Funeral Home.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at Maternity B.V.M.
Catholic Church, Bourb-onnais, where she was a life long member, by the
Rev. John Peeters.
Burial will be in Maternity Cemetery, Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to Easter Seals.
Mrs. Raymond died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at Loyola Medical Center,
She was born Feb. 11, 1926, in Bourbonnais, the daughter of Armand
and Antionette Rivard LeCuyer.
Surviving are her husband, Robert P. Raymond, whom she married Nov.
22, 1951, at Maternity B.V.M. Catholic Church; one son and daughter-in-law,
Scott and Kendra Raymond of Wilmington; one daughter, Christine Stankewicz
of Bradley; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Brother Henry Baldwin (Gerald)
LeCuyer of Mundelein, James and Kay LeCuyer of Bourbonnais; three grandchildren
and one great-grandchild.
Deceased are two infant children, Michelle and Valerie.
Mrs. Raymond was a member of the Ladies of St. Anne Society at the
church, Women of the Moose and former President of the Mother's Club at
MANTENO - Dorothy H. Ruge, 81, of Manteno, died Saturday (April 17,
1999) at her home.
Survivors include her husband, Irwin ''Bill'' Ruge, and two sons, David
and Kathi Ruge of Manteno; and Char-les and Susan Ruge of Yorktown Va.;
and a brother, Arthur Piepenbrink, of Campbell, Calif.; plus five grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Monday, at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home,
Manteno, with funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, at First Presbyterian Church
at Manteno, the Rev. Lawrence Moslener officiating.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Kankakee Valley.
She was born Dec. 8, 1916, in Chicago, the daughter of Conrad E. Piepenbrink
and Martha Lutz.
She married Irwin Ruge, Sept. 20, 1942, at Chicago Heights. She was
a former teacher's aide and a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Jean Ellen; and
four brothers, Kurt, Otto, Harold and Edward.
Mrs. Ruge was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was president
of the Women's Association.
She enjoyed cooking and sewing and gardening plus classical music.
Ida Jaffe, 88, of Kankakee, died Friday (April 16, 1999) at Riverside
Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at Kankakee Memorial Gardens
Cemetery. Cantor Toby Hayman will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
If desired memorials may be made to Temple B'Nai Israel, 600 S. Harrison,
Arrangements are by Hertz- Thoma Funeral Chapel, Kankakee.
She was born April 7, 1911, in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Jacob
and Rose Cohen Munitz.
Her husband, Morris Jaffe, whom she married March 22, 1931, in Chicago,
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Patty Jaffe of
Kankakee; one daughter and son-in- law, Sandra and Noel Romanoff of Toledo,
Ohio; one sister, Esther Liebenthal of Cedar Grove, N.J.; five grandchildren,
Lyn Jaffe and Wendy Jaffe of Kankakee, Matt Romanoff of New Albany, Ohio,
Cyndi Romanoff of Toledo, Ohio, Pamela Sharfin of Chicago; and five great-grandchildren,
Jacob Jaffe, Jordan and Samuel Romanoff, Alexandra and Madeline Klein.
Deceased are her parents, three sisters, and one brother.
Mrs. Jaffe was a member of Temple B'Nai Israel, Kankakee, and the B'Nai
BUCKLEY - Lorene W. Rascher, 75, a lifelong Buckley resident, died Thursday
(April 15, 1999) at Provena Covenant Medical Center, Urbana.
Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. today until the 1:30 p.m. services
at St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, where she was a member. Rev. Gunard
Heikkila will officiate.
Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Buckley.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Sunday School or to the donor's
She was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Loda, the daughter of George and Mathilda
Her husband, Victor H. Rascher, whom she married Oct. 18, 1941, at
St. John's Lutheran Church, Buckley, died May 12, 1996.
Surviving are one son, Larry Rascher of Buckley; one brother, Lawrence
''Bud'' Flessner of Buckley; one sister, Vera Bleich of Paxton; five grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren; and several other relatives.
Deceased are one son, one granddaughter, one brother, and one sister.
Mrs. Rascher taught Sunday School for over 40 years and was a former
member of St. John's Ladies Aid.
She attended St. John's Lutheran School and Buckley High School.
She retired from Sorenson's in Paxton in 1993.
She enjoyed canning and gardening.
Visitation for Euleen Andrews, 68, of Bradley, will be from 2-6 p.m.
today, with services by the Women of the Moose at 5 p.m. at Clancy- Gernon
Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The
Rev. John Marvin will officiate.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Andrews died Thursday (April 15, 1999) at St. Francis Hospital
in Blue Island.
She was born Feb. 22, 1931 in Carrolton, Miss., the daughter of William
C. and Claude Carpenter Turner, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Henry B. Andrews, whom she married Dec.
20, 1948 in Grenada, Miss.; one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Tina
Andrews of Bourbonnais; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Janice and
Mike Gagnon and Tina Barber, all of Bourbonnais, and Pat and Tom Metz of
Bradley; two sisters, Willa Paul Cohea of Memphis, Tenn. and Mattie Dean
Reed of Hot Springs, Ark.; six brothers, William C. Turner of Grenada,
Aton Turner of Memphis, Tenn., William Glen Turner and Silas Turner, both
of Hot Springs, Claude Grey Turner of Springdale, Ark., and Larry Turner
of Little Rock; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her step-mother,
Lois Turner of Hot Springs; and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Andrews was a former employee of Uniroyal and Simoniz.
She was a member of the Bradley VFW Auxiliary and the Women of the
She enjoyed playing Bingo and gambling boats.