Stillman 'Larry' Linebarger
ST. ANNE - Visitation for Stillman ''La-rry'' Linebarger, 69, of St.
Anne, Pembroke Township road commissioner and resident of the area for
36 years, will be from 3-5 p.m. Monday at the Leggett Funeral Home, Hopkins
Park and from 10 a.m. Tuesday until the 11 a.m. services, at St. Anne Woods
Chapel in St. Anne, where he was a member. The Rev. Louis Barnes will officiate.
Burial, with military rites by the Momence Color Guard, will be in
Mr. Linebarger died Tuesday (May 4, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 29, 1929 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of Willie James
and Lizzie Brown.
Mr. Linebarger had been a private in the U.S. Army; a member of the
Kankakee County Auxiliary Police; Pembroke Township trustee; and first
commander-Ottoway Williams, VFW Post 7951.
Surviving are his companion, Betty Logan of St. Anne; five sons and
one daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Mary Linebarger and Samuel Linebarger,
all of Tuscaloosa, Avery Logan and Christopher Roby, both of St. Anne and
Thurgood Linebarger of Michigan; 11 daughters and two sons- in-law, Linda
and Jackie Linebarger of Tuscaloosa, Vanessa Logan and Jerri Hood of Kankakee,
Carolyn and Al Hawkins, Sonja and Dwayne Tensley and Jeanette, Janetta,
Charisse, Shontay, Shontrell Linebarger, all of St. Anne; 48 grandchildren;
and 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Alice of Tuscaloosa; and a
special niece, Sharon Carruthers of Kankakee.
Deceased are four sons.
ST. ANNE - Dyer W. Vaillencourt, 95, of St. Anne, died Saturday (May
8, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral
Home, St. Anne, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev.
Bruce T. Salter will officiate.
Burial will be in Mt. Airy Cemetery, Momence.
He was born Nov. 12, 1903, in St. Anne, the son of William and Lilly
His wife, the former Geraldine Hudson, whom he married March 5, 1927,
in Crown Point, Ind., died March 7, 1949.
Surviving are two granddaughters, Kimberly (Brian) Rasmusen, Kathy
Kelly, all of St. Anne; four great- grandchildren, Davis Wielgus Jr., Travis,
Chance, and Kelsey Rasmussen, all of St. Anne; and special friends, Tom
and Tricia Jackson of St. Anne, and Kristen Milone of Bourbonnais.
Deceased are one daughter, Wilma Kelly; one son, Willy; two brothers,
Gasper ''Shorty'' and Armond ''Curly''; and two sisters.
Mr. Vaillencourt retired in 1970 after 25 years from Mobile Corp.
He enjoyed traveling and reading.
Evelyn ''Grandma'' Cooke, 66, of Kankakee, died Friday (May 7, 1999)
at Sheldon Meadows Nursing Home.
Among survivors are one son, Terry Cooke of Kankakee.
Visitation and services are tentatively set for Wednesday afternoon
at the Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors, Kankakee.
Betty Rene Jennings, 48, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Kankakee,
died Thursday (May 6, 1999) of a long-term illness.
Arrangements are for a wake service from 11 a.m. Wednesday until the
noon services at the Living Word Church in St. Paul, Minn.
Arrangements are by the Werness Brothers Funeral Cha-pels, Minneapolis.
She was born April 5, 1951 in Kankakee, the daughter of Mary Alice
Jennings and Eugene Dear.
Ms. Jennings worked for Shapiro Developmental Center for 10 years before
relocating to Minneapolis.
Surviving are a daughter and son- in-law, Chynece and Gregory Lee,
and two sons, Edward Darnell Jennings and Detric ''Bookie-Dee'' Dee, all
of Kankakee; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Rosemary Jennings of
Aurora; two sisters, Mary Lucille Browder of Kankakee and Annie and Robert
Mosby of Brooklyn Park, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and
Her parents and a brother, Gary Jennings are deceased.
She enjoyed playing bingo.
THAWVILLE - Francis B. McNeil, 96, of Thawville, died Friday (May 7,
1999) at Gibson Area Hospital.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Knapp Funeral Home in
Onarga. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Thawville Congregational
Church with the Rev. Tom Jones officiating.
Burial will be in the Ridgeland Township Cemetery in Thawville.
Mr. McNeil was born Nov. 27, 1902 in Thawville to Birch and Lillie
Wallis McNeil. He married Zoetta G. Spellman on June 29, 1929 in Ridgeland
Township. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Lee of West Chicago, and John of Mt. Vernon;
two daughters, Charlene Stevens of New Carlisle and Jane Giese of Granite
City; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mr. McNeil was a farmer and a breeder of fine livestock. He was a member
of the Thawville Congregational Church where he served as a deacon and
trustee. He was also a member of the Ford-Iroquois Farm Bureau for more
than 60 years.
Memorials can be made to Thawville Congregational or Gibson Area Hospital.
MORRIS - Anna Peel, 93, of Morris, and sister of a Coal City resident,
died Sunday (May 2, 1999) at the Grundy County Home, Morris.
Private services were held May 4 at the U.C. Davis and Sons Funeral
Home, Morris. The Rev. Robert Hoffenkamp officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, Morris.
She was born July 22, 1905, in Coal City, the daughter of James and
Mary Brudova Vilt.
Her husband, Robert Peel, whom she married in 1920 in Morris, died
Surviving are one daughter, Virginia Sanders of Morris; one sister,
Rose Vondrasek of Brookfield; one brother and sister-in-law, James and
Ruth Vilt Jr. of Coal City; two grandsons, one great-granddaughter, and
Deceased are one sister and four brothers.
She was educated in Coal City schools.
Mrs. Peel was employed by Florence Wainwright for 53 years and by Dr.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Morris.
SAUNEMIN - Laura Mae Haag, 75, of Saunemin, died Saturday (May 8, 1999)
at OSF St. James Hospital, Pontiac.
Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Saunemin United Methodist
Church, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wing.
Memorials may be made to the Saunemin United Methodist Church, where
she was a member, Livingston County Health Department Cancer Fund, or to
the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Harris- Martin-Burke Funeral Home, Cullom.
She was born Nov. 29, 1923, in Saunemin, the daughter of Watler and
Nellie Perrine Baehler.
Surviving are her husband, Eugene W. Haag, whom she married June 12,
1948, in Las Vegas, Nev.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Deborah
and Harold McKinney of Pontiac, Pam Geyer of Champaign, Kim and Jim Miller
of Herndon, Va.; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mark and Kathy Haag
of Minonk, Jon and Nancy Haag of Saunemin, and Randy Haag of Normal; one
sister, Thelma Moore of Forrest; one brother, Gerald Baehler of Saunemin;
two half-sisters, Carol Cantrall of Saunemin, and Donna Conroy of Monmouth;
and 12 grandchildren.
She attended Bell Top Grade School and was a graduate of Saunemin High
School and attended Gallagher Business College, Kankakee.
From 1942-48 she worked as a private secretary for an oil firm in Chicago.
She was a former bookkeeper for Pontaic Ford Tractor; assistant cashier
for State Bank of Saunemin; and was owner and bookkeeper for Triple HLP
Gas Service, Inc., Saunemin.
Mrs. Haag held many offices on the church board. She was a former member
of the Saunemin High School Board of Education and Saunemin Women's Club.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had been both
Unit and County president.
MORRIS - Mayme Kenney, 87, of Morris, died Friday (May 7, 1999) in the
Grundy County Home.
Visitation will be private.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated by the Rev. Robert Hoffenkamp, at
10 a.m. Monday, at Immaculate Conception Church, Morris.
Burial will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Reeves Funeral Home in Morris
is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Grundy County Home Activity Fund.
She was born July 21, 1911 in Seneca, the daughter of John and Louise
Educated in Marseilles, she married Leo Kenney in Marseilles on Feb.
1, 1929 and he preceded her in death.
Surviving are one son, Michael of Mazon; three daughters and one son-
in-law, Mary and Don Berglund of Gardner, Phyllis Swartz of Morris and
Joan Vota of Coal City; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Elizabeth Grindle of Plattville, Florence Kneipp of Marseilles; and many
nieces and newphews.
Also deceased are two sons, Leo and Gerald; four brothers; and one
MANTENO - Lucille E. Langlois, 97, of Kankakee, formerly of Manteno,
died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
Visitation will be Monday evening at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home
in Manteno. Services will be Tuesday at the funeral home. Other arrangements
Burial will be at the St. Joseph Cemetery in Manteno.
MOMENCE - Ruth Parish, 82, of Momence, died Friday (May 7, 1999) at
Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Cotter Funeral Home,
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick
Catholic Church, Momence, where she was a member, by the Revs. Denis White
and Dennis Settles.
Burial will be in St. Patrick Cemetery, Momence.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to Good Shepherd Manor.
She was born Dec. 28, 1916, in Momence, the daughter of Rexford and
Bernice Buche Sharkey.
Her husband, Anthony M. Parish, whom she married April 12, 1942, in
Momence, died Aug. 17, 1987.
Surviving are two daughters and one son-in-law, Marsha and Jim Rose,
and Ann Delphine Mehler, all of Momence; one sister-in-law, Evelyn Sharkey
of Momence; three grandchildren, Alycia and Scott Ottesen of Valparaiso,
Ind., P. Christian and Denise Rose of Momence, Trisha and Jon Sprimont
of Buckingham; and five great-grandchildren, Gabrielle, Emily, Connor,
Zoe and Keely.
Deceased are one son, Anthony Parish Jr.; one daughter, Colleen Parish;
one son-in-law, Neil Mehler; and one brother, Orville Sharkey.
She was a member of the Momence Woman's Club.
Mrs. Parish was a homemaker.
Memorials for Iva Nozickova, 55, of Kankakee, may be made to the donor's
choice to Care Memorial of Illinois, 1912 West 170th St., Hazel Crest,
Ill. 60429, which will be forwarded to the family.
Formerly of Czech Republic, Mrs. Nozickova died April 15, 1999 at South
Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, from injuries sustained in an auto accident
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Liberac, Czech Republic.
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.
Harold H. Jensen, 79, of Kankakee, died Sunday (May 9, 1999) at his
home, after an extended illness.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wed-nesday at St. Rose
of Lima Catholic Church, where he was a member, by the Rev. Charles Wheeler.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens Cemetery.
Memorials may be made for Masses at St. Rose of Lima Church or to Hospice
of Kankakee Valley.
He was born Sept. 11, 1919, in Kankakee, the son of Holger Sr. and
Helen Hoppel Jensen.
Surviving are his wife, the former Marjorie Cheffer, whom he married
Aug. 12, 1941, in San Francisco, Calif.; one son and daughter-in-law, Alan
and Amy Jensen of Kankakee; five daughters and four sons-in-law, Charmaine
and Scott Pullon of Hilton Head, S.C., Linda and Bob Smith of Chattanooga,
Tenn., Karen and Orval Schierholz of Indianapolis, Ind., Diane and Dale
Gordon, and Mariann Jensen, all of Bourbonnais; one sister and brother-in-law,
Hazel and Ernie Schiller of Goodrich; one brother and sister-in-law, Holger
Jr. ''J.R.'' and Joan Jensen of Kankakee; 14 grandchildren and eight great-
Deceased is an infant sister, Annabelle Jensen.
Mr. Jensen retired from Azzarelli Construction in 1981 as a construction
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II serving in the
He was a 55 year member of the American Legion Post 85, the Moose,
the VFW Post 1059, and the longest standing member of the Carpenter's Union
MANHATTAN - Elaine J. Brandau, 69, of rural Manhattan, died Sunday (May
9, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, emergency room.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Fedde-Helfrich Chapel,
Peotone, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Thomas
A. Zimmerman will officiate.
Burial will be in Tinley Park Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Park Forest Garden Club.
She was born May 31, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Weldon and Minnie
Surviving are her husband, Ray Brandau, whom she married June 15, 1947,
in Tinley Park; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Maureen Brandau
of Manhattan, John and Kathy Brandau of Bloomington; one daughter, Alice
Harms of Grant Park; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Jean Doss
of Crete; and five grandchildren.
She was a member of the Deselm Methodist Church.
Mrs. Brandau was a member of the Park Forest Garden Club, a delegate
to the National Convention of State Garden Clubs for the Garden Clubs of
Illinois, a special chairman of World Gardening and Natural Disasters,
the Conservation Chairman of Park Forest Garden Club, and the Moose.
She was a life member of the National Council of State Garden Clubs
and a number of Chicago Botanical Gardens and the Horticultural Society
MANTENO - Lloyd Campbell, 82, of Manteno, died Sunday (May 9, 1999)
at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Arrangements are pending at the Brown Funeral Home, Manteno.
Visitation for Lucille E. Langlois, 97, a resident of Heritage House,
Kankakee, formerly of Manteno, will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Clancy-
Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday.
The Rev. John McGeean will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Josephs Cemetery, Manteno.
Memorials may be made for Masses or to St. Josephs Church, Manteno,
where she was a member.
Mrs. Langlois died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center,
She was born May 1, 1902, in Chicago, the daughter of John and Alice
Her husband, Fred Langlois, whom she married Feb. 12, 1923, at St.
Josephs Church, Manteno, died in 1964.
Surviving are two daughters, Luella Pepin of Kankakee and Frank Eagan
of Bourbonnais; Eloise and Harold ''Red'' Lemner of Bradley; four grandchildren,
10 great-grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons-in-law, Arnold Trepanier and Arthur Pepin; one
sister, Ethel Lewis; one grandson, Scott Trepanier, and one great- grandson,
Mrs. Langlois farmed in the Manteno area with her husband until 1951.
She enjoyed word puzzles, sewing, and crocheting.
She was an avid bowler.
GILMAN - Cletus Paul Walls, 84, of the Gilman Nursing Home, died Friday
(May 7, 1999) at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, Watseka.
Services were held at 1 p.m. today at the chapel at Elm Lawn Memorial
Park. The Rev. Joseph Hughes officiated.
Burial was in Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Elmhurst.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
Arrangements are by the Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.
He was born May 4, 1915, in Adamsville, Tenn.
His wife, the former Maxie May Sweat, whom he married in 1931, died
Dec. 14, 1996.
Surviving are three sons, Victory Walls of Chicago, Larry Walls of
Dixon, David Walls of Chicago; two daughters and one son-in-law, Florence
Dunn of Chicago, Annie and Kenneth Beal of Tiptonville, Tenn.; one sister,
Hazel Sweat of Dyersburg, Tenn.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Deceased are five sisters.
Mr. Walls was a farmer.
He enjoyed fishing.
E. Loraine Cutler
DALTON CITY - E. Loraine Cutler, 70, of Dalton, formerly of Clifton,
died Saturday (May 8, 1999) at her home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Dawson and Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion, is in charge of arrangements.
She was born Dec. 20, 1928, in Decatur, the son of Nelson and Niota
Surviving are her husband, E. Wayne Cutler, whom she married April
20, 1952; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Best of Hammond, Ind.; three sisters,
Jackie Stewart of Alhambra, Calif., Evelyn Hoffman of New Port Ritchie,
Fla., and Clea Bean of Staunton; and four grandchildren, Jason Cutler of
Bloomington, Ind., Jennifer, Judith, and Josh Cutler, all of Hammond, Ind.
Deceased are her parents and one son, David.
Roy L. Brackney, 91, of Kankakee, died Saturday (May 8, 1999).
There will be no visitation.
Private services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Chapel
of the Schreffler Funeral Homes. The Rev. Larry Schreffler will officiate.
Burial will be in Lyman Cemetery, Roberts
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee County Animal Foundation.
He was born Feb. 28, 1908, in Newton County, the son of Edward F. and
Luella Hutson Brackney.
His wife, the former Elizabeth Schafer, whom he married Feb. 28, 1942,
died in 1984.
Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Robert Ragain
of Bradley; one son-in-law, Timothy Piehl of Bloomington; and three grandchildren,
Trina Ragain of Urbana, Gemma Ragain of Bradley, and Patrick and Cassandra
Piehl of Bloomington.
Deceased is a daughter, Shirley Piehl, in 1984.
Mr. Brackney had worked at Roper's Factory retiring after 23 years.
He enjoyed baseball and ''Wheel of Fortune.''
MANTENO - Edna Mae Knott, 68, of Manteno, died today (May 10, 1999)
at Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Manteno, where she was a member, by the Rev. Ed Grotovsky.
Cremation rites will be accorded. Pallbearers will be Charles Knott
Sr., Mack Divine, Charles Knott Jr., Ken, Jr., Mark Ravens, and Lebron
Inurnment will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington at a later
Memorials may be made to Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville.
She was born June 3, 1930, in Joliet, the daughter of John L. Sr. and
Ellen Rogers Vogrin.
Surviving are her husband, Emil A. Knott, whom she married in August
1961, in Kankakee; two daughters and sons-in-law, Cynthia and Mack Divine
of Bourbonnais, Janice and Lebron Cooper of Lafayette, Ga.; one brother,
John Leo (Mary) Vogrin, Jr. of Joliet; one sister, Joann Williams of Joliet;
six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.
Deceased are four infant children; one grandson, Daniel Willard; and
one sister, Barbara Jean Vogrin.
Mrs. Knott was employed as a bookkeeper, primarily for insurance companies
in the local area. She had also been employed at the Bradley Candy Co.
Thomas J. Crivellone, 59, of Hollister, Mo., formerly of Bradley, died
Friday (May 7, 1999) in Branson, Mo.
Cremation rites will be accorded Wednesday at Springfield Mortuary,
He was born Feb. 28, 1940, in Chicago, the son of John and Mary Crivellone.
His parents are deceased.
Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Richard and Millie
Crivellone of Belview, Neb., and Michael Crivellone of Steger; one brother
and sister-in-law, Raymond and Julia Crivellone of Bourbonnais; one sister
and brother-in-law, Peggy and Ralph Fionda of Manteno; and many nieces
MAINE Township - Fern Jackman, 98, of Maine Township, died Saturday
(May 8, 1999) at the Grundy County Home.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the Reeves Funeral Home,
Coal City, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Carol
Alice Edman will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Dale and Jim Jackman, Bill Pohl, George and Dave Mehochko, and Larry Smith.
Honorary pallbearers will be Harold Mehochko, David and Devan Jackman.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born March 3, 1901, in Coal City, the daughter of Herbert and
Anna Thom Palmer.
Her husband, Roy W. Jackman, whom she married April 3, 1920, in the
Methodist Church in Joliet, is deceased.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Melvin and Norma Jackman
of Maine Township; one daughter and son-in-law, Anabelle F. and Don Beier
of Dwight; one grandson, James Jackman; and two great- grandchildren, David
and Devan Jackman.
Deceased are one grandson, Melvin William; and three brothers, Russell,
Walter, and Melvin Palmer.
She was raised and educated in Coal City.
Mrs. Jackman and her husband farmed together in Maine Township.
Jewell Harwell, 62, of Kankakee, died Friday (May 7, 1999) at Provena
St. Mary's Hospital.
Arrangements are pending at the Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.