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Deller Jones

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.

Esther Sipes

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 Reeves McDaniel.
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.

Angelena Giacchino

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 a member.
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 Hospital.
She was born May 15, 1909 in Gretna, La., the son of Joseph and Virginia DeCarlo.
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 Brand Hosiery.
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, Urbana.
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.

Dorothy Burkhart

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 Home, Dwight.
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 Schlabowske.
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 Ward.
Mrs. Burkhart graduated from Normal Community High School in 1924 and received her teaching certificate from Illinois State Normal University in 1927.
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.

Hubert Hood

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.

Dorothy Drew

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 VFW Auxillary.

Wayne Artman

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.
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Maxine Nichols

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 Facility.
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 arrangements.
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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.

Stanley Tomaszewski

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 Chinski Tomaszewski.
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 in 1983.
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.
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Dorothy Anderson

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 officiate.
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 Blan.
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., Normal colleges.
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 Wheels.

Arminta Calloway

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 officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Mrs. Calloway died Wednesday (April 14, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
She was born Oct. 30, 1909, the daughter of Rev. William and Johnetta Jones Kirk.
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 Hildebrand

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 Home, Bourbonnais.
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 three grandchildren.
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.

Mae Johnson

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 Walker Johnson.
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.

Theresa Raymond

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, Chicago.
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 Maternity School.

Dorothy Ruge

MANTENO - Dorothy H. Ruge, 81, of Manteno, died Saturday (April 17, 1999) at her home.
Mrs. Ruge
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

Ida Jaffe, 88, of Kankakee, died Friday (April 16, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
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, Kankakee.
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, is deceased.
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 Brith Sisterhood.
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Lorene Rascher

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 choice.
She was born Nov. 17, 1923, in Loda, the daughter of George and Mathilda Wagner Flessner.
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.

Euleen Andrews

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 Moose.
She enjoyed playing Bingo and gambling boats.


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