Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries


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Andre White

Visitation for Andre ''Drakie'' M. White, 47, of Kankakee, will be from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Kankakee.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, Kankakee.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens, Kankakee. An honor guard and pallbearers will be provided by th Pontiac Correctional Center Staff.
Mr. White died Saturday (May 1, 1999) at St. James Hospital in Pontiac.
Memorials may be made to the family.
He was born Dec. 29, 1951 in Chicago, the son of Bert L. and Lula White Dear Sr. His mother is deceased. His father and step-mother, Bert and Elizabeth Dear Sr., reside in Kankakee.
Mr. White was a 23-year employee with the Illinois Department of Corrections at the Pontiac facilities. Employed in 1975 as a correctional officer, he was promoted to a lieutenant. He was also a member of the Highway Patrol Pistol Team.
He as a veteran of the Army.
A member of United Pentecostal Church, Pontiac, he enjoyed Bible Study.
Also surviving are his fiancee, Iola Williams of Kankakee; one son, Tyjuan Lee of Kankakee; one daugher, Aira Reilly of Hammond, Ind.; six sisters and three brothers- in-law, Bernice and Doug Davis of Paradise Valley, Ariz., Lynette Dear, Kathy Yancy and Sheila Harris, all of Kankakee, Audrey and James McMilter of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Gwendolyn and Greg Treamer of Chicago; six brothers and four sisters-in-law, Bert and Judy Dear Jr., Jerry White, Eddie White, Naamon and Diane White, all of Kankakee, LeRoy and Marcella White of Atlanta, Ga. and Dana and Monica Dear of Scottsdale, Ariz.; one granddaughter; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Patricia Temelcoff

Patricia Y. Temelcoff, 62, of Kankakee, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 10 a.m. services at Grace Baptist Church, Kankakee, where she was a member. The Rev. John Marvin.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
The Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was born May 19, 1936 in Mt. Vernon, the daughter of Taft and Laura Little Haynes, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Lewis E. Temelcoff, whom she married Jan. 30, 1971 in Kankakee; three sisters, Cathy Sackett of Florida, Susan Harvey of Mt. Vernon and Lisa Bryson of Carbondale; four brothers, Donald and Cecil Haynes, both of Mt. Vernon, David Haynes of Bloomington adn James Haynes of Bartinville; and her step-mother, Fern Haynes of Mt. Vernon.

Mary Grazis

ST. ANNE - Mary D. Grazis, 86, of St. Anne, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
A private Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. James Fanale, at St. Anne Catholic Church, St. Anne, where she was a member.
Burial will be in St. Anne Catholic Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 12, 1912 in Swoyersville, Penn., the daughter of Frank and Ann Kushner Gutch.
Surviving are her husband, Oswald Grazis, whom she married Feb. 12, 1948 in Carson City, Nev.; one son, Oswald Grazis Jr. of St. Anne; a daughter, Priscilla Grazis of St. Anne; one brother, John Gutch of Wilkesbarre, Penn; and three grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, three brothers and two children.

Ruby Wilson

Visitation for Ruby M. Wilson, 93, of Kankakee, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.
Burial will be in Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Mrs. Wilson died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born May 21, 1905 in Satillo, Ind., the daughter of Thomas and Letta Green Gresham.
Her husband, Albert Wilson, whom she married in 1928, died Sept. 2, 1970.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney and Judy Wilson of Bourbonnais; one sister, Ruth Drassler of Bradley; one brother and three sisters-in-law, William and Audrey Gresham and Blanche Gresham, all of Bourbonnais and Ella Mae Gresham of Kankakee; three grandsons and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Paul, Kenneth and Thomas and one sister, Thelma.
She was a member of the Kankakee Woman's Club, the Riverside Twig and the Elks Emblem Club and a former member of several bridge clubs.
Mrs. Wilson was a member of Central Christian Church.

Robert Hatch

OCALA, Fla. - Robert Eugene Hatch, 73, a resident of Ocala, Fla. for 22 years, formerly of Dyer, Ind., died Monday (May 3, 1999) at Harborside Healthcare in Ocala.
Mr. Hatch was a truck and auto mechanic, employed by Marion Services in Ocala.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy and was a member of VFW Post 4209, Ocala; VFW Post 6448 of Dyer, Ind.; past commander of both VFW Posts in Lowell and Dyer; and a member of LOOM 1014 in Ocala.
He was of the protestant faith.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Hatch of Lowell, Ind. and Russell Hatch of Lake Dale, Ind.; three daughters, Linda Turner of Michigan City, Ind. Shelly Walsh of Hobart, Ind. and Rochelle Hatch of Bonfield; five brothers, Charles Hatch of Munster, Ind., George Hatch of Crown Point, Ind. and Silver Springs, Fla., Emil Hatch of Lowell, Ind., Jarry Hatch of Veedersberg, Ind. and Richard Hatch of Hammond, Ind.; three sisters, Lora Mae Miller of Crown Point, Ind., Dorothy Jansen of Lowell, Ind. and Carol Dunbar of Ormond Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are by Forest Lawn Memory Gardens and Funeral Home, Ocala, Fla.

Imogene Cahoe

WATSEKA - Visitation for Imogene F. Cahoe, 79, of Watseka, will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Segur- Knapp Funeral Home, Watseka, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. David Bondurant will officiate.
Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Watseka.
Memorials may be made to Iroquois Memorial Hospital Hospice.
Mrs. Cahoe died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at her son's home in Watseka.
She was born Jan. 25, 1920 in Claytonville, the daughter of Elmer and Mamie Phillips Stidham.
Mrs. Cahoe was a former trustee of Middleport Township and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her husband, Thomas ''Vic'' Cahoe, whom she married March 20, 1948 in Watseka, died April 9, 1996.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Terri Cahoe and Gary and Mary Cahoe, all of Watseka; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Her brother Glen Ray Stidham is deceased.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Watseka.

Ruth Wolter

MATTESON - Ruth C. Wolter, a 27-year resident of Matteson, formerly of Chicago Heights, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Frankfort Terrace Nursing Home, following a long illness.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Fred C. Hub Memorial Chapel in Chicago Heights.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. James C. Finno, at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic Church in Matteson.
Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.
She was born Nov. 13, 1917 in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Henry and Frances Geimer Becker, who are deceased.
Mrs. Wolter was an employee of Montgomery Wards Catalog Co. and also a waitress at Ada's Restaurant, both in Chicago Heights.
She was a lifetime member of the former St. Ann's Catholic Church in Chicago Heights and a member of St. Lawrence O'Toole Catholic church.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur Weisbrodt and by two sons, David and Robert Weisbrodt.
Surviving are her husband, Marvin E. Woltert of Matteson; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Marilyn DiGiannantonio of Matteson, Barbara and James Fleck of South Chicago Heights and Mary and Dennis Tenegal of Beecher; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas and Cheryl Weisbrodt of Cedar Lake, Ind. and William and Diana Weisbrodt of South Chicago Heights; 14 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the family or for Masses.

Peter Zivanovich

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. - Father of a local man died November 3, 1998 while on his way to the voting polls. Peter Zivanovich, 88, a well known and popular resident of Deerfield Beach, Fla., had just finished his daily morning walk of seven miles and was crossing Hillsboro Boulevard to vote, when he was fatally struck by an auto.
Zivanovich is survived by his son, Josef, of Manteno, who was visiting his father at the time of his death; and two granddaughters, Heidi and Elizabeth.
A native of Yugoslav Military Academy, he served in World War II as an army captain. He was a prisoner of war in Austria until liberation by the Allies in 1941.
In 1952 he emigrated to the U.S. and became a brick layer in the Chicago area.
He married his wife, Ida, a doctor, in 1953 and she died in 1982.

Stillman ''Larry'' Linebarger

HOPKINS PARK - Stillman ''Larry'' Linebarger, 69, Pembroke Road Commissioner,'' died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Arrangements are pending at Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.

Itch Baines

ST. ANNE - Itch Baines, 77, of St. Anne, died Monday (May 3, 1999) at Vencor Hospital in Chicago.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at the Greater St. Paul Baptist Church, Hopkins Park, where he was a member. The Rev. Leroy King will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.
He was born Aug. 31, 1921 in Winona, Miss., the son of Silas and Dora Baines.
Surviving are his wife, the former Everlener Richardson, whom he married Oct. of 1960 in Chicago; six sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and May McBride and Clarence and May McBride, all of South Bend, Ind., Itch and Bobbie Baines Jr. and Clytie and Annether Baines, all of Chicago, Clifford and Veda Baines of Hopkins Park and Vernon and Julia Baines of Colorado Springs, Colo.; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Maggie Atkins and Margie and Jack Williams, all of Chicago, Cynthia Baines of St. Anne and Crystal and Darell Anderson of Zion; one sister, Annie Pittman of Chicago; 43 grandchildren; 50-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are one son, three sisters and five brothers.
Mr. Baines was a retired butcher of Agar Meat Packing company.
A 25 year resident of the area, he was a trustee, chairman of the deacon board and a Sunday school teacher.
He enjoyed gardening, cooking and farming.

Charles Mickle

WATSEKA - Charles B. Mickle, 84, of Watseka, died Wednesday (May 5, 1999) at Christ Hospital and Medical Center at Oak Lawn.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, with a wake service at 7:45 p.m., at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Beaverville, where he was a member. The Rev. Robert Coleman will officiae.
Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Attica, Ind.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
He was born Oct. 20, 1914 in Attica, the son of Charles D. and Susan Redman Mickle.
His wife, the former Pauline Weinman, whom he married May 16, 1936 in Davenport, Iowa, died April 7, 1996.
Mr. Mickle was a self-employed carpet and flooring installer. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Surviving are six daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Pichler of New Orleans, La., Susan and Marvin Klotz of Toronto, Canada, Charlotte and Roger Swift of Breckenridge, Colo. Mary Jo and Mitchel Ward of Oxford, Mich., Rebecca and Alan Haraldson of Chicago and Agatha Barney of Martinton; one brother, Dean Mickle of Imperial, Penn.; 15 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters.

Eudora Wolford

BEAVERVILLE - Visitation for Eudora ''Jackie'' Wolford, 65, of Beaverville, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Knapp Funeral Home in Sheldon, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Burial will be in Beaver Cemetery, Donovan.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Wolford died Wednesday (May 5, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
She was born March 22, 1934 in Morocco, Ind., the daughter of Everett and Esther Carlson, who are deceased.
Surviving are her husband, Raymond ''Glenn'' Wolford, whom she married in April of 1977; one daughter, Karen of Wisconsin; three sons, Jimmy of Tennessee, Donnie of Kentucky and Louie of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Rose Carlson of Baltimore, Ohio, Dale Carlson of Kokomo, Ind. and Russell Carlson of Foresman, Ind.; and several grandchildren.

Michael Hughes Jr.

Michael Devonta Marquise Hughes Jr., 2 months, of St. Anne, died Sunday (May 2, 1999) at Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leggett Funeral Home in Hopkins Park. The Rev. Louis Barnes will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 5, 1999 in Chicago, the son fo Mary Owens and Jacob Felton. His mother and her fiance', Michael Hughes Sr., reside in St. Anne. His father also resides in St. Anne.
Also surviving are maternal grandparents, Terry and Jerri Owens of St. Anne; paternal grandparents, Vanessa Willis and Jerry Felton of St. Anne; and Mr. Hughes Sr.'s parents, Melody Hughes and Mel Hay, all of St. Anne.

Emma Mayfield

WILMINGTON - Emma Ione Mayfield, 76, of Wilmington, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Friday until the 7 p.m. services at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Inurnment will be at noon Monday at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Joliet.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 12, 1922 in Mason, the daughter of Raymond and Nellie Riley Anderson.
Her husband, Jack B. Mayfield is deceased, as well as a brother George Anderson.
Surviving are children and spouses, Ron and Gloria Mayfield of Morris, Linda and Patrick Nolan, Lou Ann and Bob Himes and Terry Mayfield, all of Wilmington; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Charles and Gerry Anderson of Wilmington, Ken and Pat Anderson of Joliet and Rick and Fran Anderson of California; two sisters, Mary Lou Rollins of Mo. and Virginia Hodina of Willow Springs.
Mrs. Mayfield was a cafeteria worker at Wilmington Middle School from 1974-1990.
She was a member of the Wilmington VFW Auxiliary.

Burgie Hill

PEOTONE - Burgie M. Hill, 94, a 6-month resident of Peotone, formerly of Champaign, died today (May 6, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel. The Rev. Quentin Genke will officiate.
Burial with graveside services at 3 p.m. will be in Elliott Demetery, Elliot. Pallbearers will be Brent Benner, Doug Steeves, Hank Sallee and Matt and Zach McNabney.
Memorials may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of Peotone.
She was born Dec. 12, 1904 in Leland, the daughter of Andre and Kristine Fosse Ohme.
Her husband, Raymond S. Hill, whom she married Sept. 7, 1927 in Leland, died in 1982.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and William Benner of Peotone and Barbara and James McNabney of Champaign; four grandchildren, Brent (Cindy) Benner, Matt McNabney, Kirsten (Doug) Steeves and Zach (Lisa) McNabney; and seven great-grandchildren.
Deceased are four brothers and four sisters.

Henrietta Wilson

SUN RIVER TERRACE - Henrietta Wilson, 54, died Wednesday (May 5, 1999) in Sun River Terrace.
Arrangements are pending at the Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins Park.

Ercell Schrodt

SULLIVAN - Ercell Abraham ''Slick'' Schrodt, 82, of Sullivan, longtime resident of Bourbonnais, died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) after a long illness.
Private services were held on Thursday in Sullivan.
Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital.
He was born May 10, 1916 in Bushnell.
He was a lifetime member of the Bradley-Bourbonnais Sportsman's Club; 55- year member of the Carpenters and Millwright's Union; a member of the Kankakee Masonic Lodge 389; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Bloomington; and the Medinah Shrine of Chicago.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Christine Schrodt of Kankakee; a granddaughter and her spouse, Tara and Brian Talone of Charlotte, N.C.; one great- grandson; and one sister, Ada Schrodt of Detroit.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Beulah Smyers, whom he married in 1945; four brothers and two sisters.

Max Starkey

NORMAL - Max L. Starkey, 68, of Normal, husband of former Clifton resident, died Thursday (May 6, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, with a prayer service at 6 p.m., at Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home in Bloomington, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Revs. Thomas Maloney and Glenn Harris, at 10 a.m. Monday at Epiphany Catholic Church, Normal, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Normal.
Memorials may be made to Illinois Wesleyan University or to his church.
He was born Aug. 25, 1930 in Detroit, Mich., the son of Rudie D. and Mary B. Brubaker Starkey.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, he began working for the university in 1957,retiring as Comptroller of Illiois Wesleyan University in 1996.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marilyn F. Behrends, whom he married June 5, 1965 at Clifton; his mother-in-law, Yvonne Behrends of Clifton; four daughters and three sons-in- law, Paula Starkey of Chicago, Sheila and Kevin Kaurin of Morton, Brenda and Tom Seibert of Momence, Tina and Matt Swingler of Normal; two sons and daughters-in- law, Dana L. and Jenny Starkey of Bloomington and Daryl and Michelle Watson Starkey of Normal; one sister, Donna J. Starkey of Springfield; one brother and sister-in-law, Carroll W. and Shirley Starkey of Carlinville; and four grandchildren.
He was a fan of Wesleyan basketball and football and was a ticket attendant for the games for many years.
He was a past treasurer and a member of the board of directors of Centrillio Council Girl Scouts.

Iva Nozickova

Iva Nozickova, 55, of Kankakee, formerly of Czech Republic, died April 15, 1999 at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, from injuries sustained in an auto accident that day.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Liberac, Czech Republic.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice to Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee, which will be forwarded to the family.
She was born March 1, 1943 in Butores, Czech Republic, the daughter of Jaroslav and Jarmila Nozickova, who are deceased.
Surviving are one sister, Jarmila Vititalova of Czech Republic; and her companion, Peter Moravec of Czech Republic, formerly of Kankakee.
Ms. Nozickova was employed by Anderson Fitting Co.

Allen Scott

COAL CITY - Visitation for Allen Scott, 55, of Coal City, will be from 9 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. memorial services at the Coal City Baptist Church. The Rev. Robert Mallicoat will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.
Memorials may e made to his family for later donation to Cancer Research and Joliet Area Hospice.
Reeves Funeral Home in Coal City is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Scott died Thursday (May 6, 1999) at his home.
He was born Nov. 5, 1943 in Wanatche, Wash., the son of Edward and Jean Hilson Scott, who reside in Apache Junction, Ariz.
He was a 1961 graduate from Marseilles High School. He attended Rockford School of Business, graduating in 1964.
Mr. Scott worked for Caterpillar in Joliet from 1966 to 1997, when he retired.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Bonnie Dite whom he married May 8, 1965 in Coal City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and Mike Kelly of Carlinville and Jennifer and Anthony Pennington of Fairfield; two sons, Jason Scott of Joliet and Kevin Scott of Indianapolis, Ind.; four grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Jeff and Nancy Scott of Spokane, Wash.; one nephew, Chance Dite; one niece, Jessie Scott; and one brother-in-law, John Dite Jr.

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