Miscellaneous Kankakee County, Illinois Obituaries


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Stanford Blue

CHEBANSE - Stanford ''Bubba'' Blue, 73, of Chebanse, died Saturday (May 29, 1999) at Hines V.A. Hospital, following a long illness.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the 11 a.m. services at Shiloh Church, 945 S. Dearborn, Kankakee, where he was a member. Pastor James E. Ri-chards Sr. will officiate.
Burial will be in Mound Grove Cemetery.
He was born Oct. 9, 1925, the son Johnson and Sena White Blue, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, Annie Vera Blue, whom he married Nov. 3, 1945; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Lonzell and Tammy Moore and Joseph Banner, all of Chicago; daughters and sons-in-law, Florence and Carl Merritt of Chicago, Loris and Allen James, Doris and Earl Atkins and Pandora Dean, all of Chebanse, and Diana and Michael Doss of Lynwood; one sister, Mazie Williams of Kankakee; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A sister, Essie Cannon and brothers-in-law, Clifford Cannon and Elmos Williams, are deceased.
He served in the Army.
Mr. Blue was retired, a 39-year employee of Campbell Soup Company.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

Robert Mohler

WATSEKA - Robert E. ''Bob'' Mohler, 62, of Watseka, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at his home.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at Baier Funeral Home, Watseka.
Graveside memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Iroquois Memorial Gardens, Watseka. A member of First Christian Church of Watseka, Pastors David Bondurant and Wayne Meyer will officiate.
Memorials may be made to Boy Scouts, American Cancer, Hospice or to the donor's choice.
Mr. Mohler was a radio dispatcher for the Police Department of Watseka.
He started the Boy Scout Troop 188 in Watseka in the '60s.
He was a past member of the Jaycees of Watseka.
He collected indian head artifacts and was an accomplished artist in woodworking. He built many floats for the city of Watseka.
He enjoyed gardening, hunting and fishing and canoeing in Sugar Creek and Iroquois Rivers.
He was born May 10, 1937 in Milford, the son of Audrey and Clara M. Taylor Mohler. His mother survives. His father and one son, Scott, are deceased.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Darlene Stone, whom he married Oct. 7, 1956 in Watseka; one son and his fiancee, Steven R. and Loretta Mohler of Watseka; one sister, Ruth Cousins of California; one brother and sister-in-law, Marvin and Judy Mohler of Buffalo, Mo.; four grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a step-grandmother, Bertha Taylor of Kentucky.

Rose Stehr

BONFIELD - Rose D. Stehr, 94, of Park Falls, Wis., formerly of Bonfield, died Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at Park Manor Nursing Home, Park Falls.
An Eastern Star service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the First Congregational Church, Park Falls, followed by the memorial service, which will be officiated by Rev. Henry Boynton.
Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls was in charge of arrangements.
She was born Nov. 11, 1904 in Bradley.
Her husband, Edward, whom she married Aug. 8, 1926, died in 1982. She and her husband moved to Park Falls area in 1953 and owned and operated Stehr's Resort in Springstead for many years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Her son, Jacques Stehr and a brother Arthur Pepin are deceased.

Robert Kremer

Robert A. Kremer, 70, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center.
Mr. Kremer was former manager of Meadow Gold Dairies operations in Kankakee and Rolling Meadows, with additional duties as group manager of Beatrice Foods Company's Central Ice Cream Group, with operations in Dothan, Ala., Nashville, Tenn. and Champaign.
Visitation at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee, will be from 9 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. funeral Mass, which will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Kankakee.

Althea Huber

Althea H. Huber, 76, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at her home.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. services, all at the Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Mrs. Huber was former president of the Kankakee Community Concerts Association. She was a former member of Bon Vivant Country Club, serving on many committees.
A retired high school teacher in the Kankakee area, she was a member of the Kankakee Symphony Orchestra Association and a subscriber of the Chicago Lyric Opera. Mrs. Huber's mother was an amateur concert pianist and professional accompanist.
Mrs. Huber's voice was heard many times in ''Voice of the People'' and ''Letters to the Editor.''
Among survivors is her husband, Charles Huber, former plant manager of Armstrong World Industries Ind. and chairman of the Kankakee Community College Board of Trustees.

Vincent Donna

DWIGHT - Visitation for Vincent A. Donna, 87, of Heritage Manor in Dwight, will be from 5-8 p.m. today and from 9-9:45 a.m. Friday at the VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, Dwight.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday by the Rev. James Rickey, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Dwight, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Gardner. Pallbearers were Robert Dickison, David, Kenneth and Paul Funk, Nick Lewis and Randall Roe.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Dwight.
Mr. Donna died Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at St. James Hospital emergency room, Pontiac.
He was born July 14, 1911 in Braidwood, the son of Peter and Effie Vaira Donna.
His first wife, the former Margaret Kilpatrick, whom he married in Joliet in April of 1935, died in September of 1968.
He then married the former Fay Wilkey Sennott in Dwight in September of 1973 and she survives.
Also surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Virgil Funk of Kinsman; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Frank Huml of Braidwood, Delores and Leroy Kusper of California, Consoline and Bruno Muzzarelli of Coal City and Elaine and Carl Testa of South Wilmington; three stepsons and spouses, David and Ernadine Sennott of Verona, Donald and Angela Sennott of El Paso, Robert and Mary Sennott of Elizabethtown, Ky.; a stepdaughter and spouse, Mary K. and Terry Starks of Joliet; three grandchildren; 11 stepgrandchildren; six great-grandchildren; 16 stepgreat-grandchildren; one niece and one nephew.
One sister, Josephine Barnett and three brothers-in-law are deceased.
Mr. Donna was a member of the Mazon Lodge 826 and was a former member of the Verona Lodge AF&FM.
He was a farmer.

Shirley Allott

JOLIET - Visitation for Shirley M. Allott, 73, of Joliet, will be from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Reeves Funeral Home in Wilmington and from 10 a.m. Friday until the 11 a.m. services at First Presbyterian Church, Joliet, where she was a member and belonged to its Deborah Circle. The Rev. Craig Herr will officiate.
Private family burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to Camp New Hope for the Handicapped in Mattoon.
Mrs. Allott died Saturday (May 29, 1999) at Provena St. Joseph's Medical Center.
Reeves Funeral Home in Wilmington was in charge of arrangements.
A graduate of Wilmington High School and the Memorial Hospital of Springfield School of Nursing, she operated the Yarn Shop in Wilmington from 1969-1978. She retired in 1991 from Provena St. Joseph's Hospital where she worked in medical word processing.
Surviving are her mother, Mary Simon Cinotto; one son and daughter- in-law, David and Betty Dermott of Urbana; one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Paul Vote of Wilmington; one brother and sister-in-law, Charlie and Mickie Begler of Wilmington; eight grandchildren; one step-sister, Simone Kavanaugh; many brothers- and sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Her father and husbands, Orville Dermott and Thomas Shanks are deceased.

Theodore Boehne

WILMINGTON - Theodore G. Boehne, 75, of Wilmington, formerly of Plainfield, died Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at Embassy Care Center, Wilmington.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Friday until the noon services at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Mr. Boehne retired after 30 years in the maintenance department of Natural Gas Pipeline Company of Plainfield.
He was born Jan. 30, 1924 in Hoffman, the son of Oscar and Amelia Klieboeker Boehne.
His wife, the former Bernice A. Woker, died in 1998.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia (Brad Canupp) Dockery of Elwood and Becky and Robert Cessna of Mt. Carmel; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four brothers, Paul, Walter, Edwin and Charles Boehne, four sisters, Amanda Kottmeyer, Hilda Nottmeyer, Bernice Terry, Mary Ann Hanenberger, and many nieces and nephews, all in the Centralia area.
He was a former member of Hardee's Breakfast Club.

Clyde Williams

Graveside services for Clyde Williams, 88, of Bradley, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Kankakee Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Roger Harris will officiate.
Clancy-Gernon Funeral Homes, Bourbonnais, was in charge of arrangements.
Miss Williams died Sunday (May 30, 1999) at Riverside Medical Center.
She was born Oct. 13, 1910 in Evansville, Ind., the daughter of Andrew and Nellie Reese Williams.
Miss Williams retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company.
She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene.
Surviving are one sister-in-law, Nellie Williams of Bourbonnais; two nieces and their spouses, Virginia and Mel Burlend and Janice and Rich Carlson; and several great- nieces and nephews.
Her brother, the Rev. George Williams, is deceased.

Philip Woock

WILMINGTON - Philip John Woock, 79, of Wilmington, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Friday until the 6 p.m. services at Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington. The Rev. Julie Ruth Harley will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded after services with inurnment of his cremains at the Abraham Lincoln Veterans Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials are requested in his name to the Wilmington Fire Department Ambulance Fund.
Mr. Woock was a retired supervisor in the automotive department at Sears in Joliet.
He was born Dec. 1, 1919 in Plainfield, the son of George and Euphemia Hutchinson Woock.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, the former Mary Helen Pollard; two sons and daughters-in-law, Philip and Betty Woock III of Lockport and Thomas and Karen Woock of Cook, Minn.; two daughters and sons-in- law, Barbara Johnson and John Griffin of Lockport and Renee and Jack Fredendall of Wilmington; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Gladys and Glenn Marshall of Wisconsin; two brothers and sisters-in- law, C. Raymond and Lois Woock of Kentucky and George and Eleanor Buchen Woock of Burbank; and many nieces and nephews.
He was a life member of Lockport VFW Post. A veteran of World War II, he served in the Army Air Corps in the South Pacific with over 19 years of service.

Carl Ford

Kankakee native, Carl E. Ford, 79, a resident of Terra Haute, Ind., died May 30, 1999.
He was born Dec. 20, 1919 in Kankakee.
Burial was held Wednesday.
Surviving are his wife, Dolores Green Ford; and two grandchildren, Kimberly and Carl Ford, both of Riley, Ind.
His one son, Gary is deceased.
Also surviving are a sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Louis Cioni of Aroma Park; two half-sisters; two half-brothers; two cousins; one nephew Chris (Janet) Labeau of Manteno; and one niece.
He was retired from the Indiana Air National Guard as a sergeant of Security.
A veteran of World War II, he was among the first parachutists in the Army, serving in the parachute test platoon. He served in the Panama Canal and the South Pacific with the 503rd Parachute Infantry Division.

Robert Kremer

Robert A. Kremer, 70, a retired Kankakee business executive, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Miller Healthcare Center, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Kankakee.
A funeral Mass will follow visitation, and will be celebrated by the Rev. Richard Pighini at 1 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Ca-tholic Church.
Burial services will be private.
He was born June 10, 1928 in Evanston, the son of Alexander and Agatha Hamper Kremer.
He received a bachelor of arts degree in marketing from DePaul University following service in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1950 to 1952.
On June 12, 1954, he married the former Joan Devine in Chicago.
Mr. Kremer joined Beatrice Foods Company, Chicago in 1954. In 1969, he was named sales coordinator for the Beatrice company's Rolling Meadows branch and the Kankakee Ice Cream Food plant (formerly Meadow Gold Dairy Company).
In 1972, he was named Rolling Meadows branch manager and Metropolitan Chicago sales manager. In December of 1972, he became acting sales manager of the Kankakee plant and the following March was promoted to general manager of the Kankakee and Rolling Meadows plants.
Mr. Kremer and his family moved from Barrington to Kankakee in 1974, when he became general manager of the local plant. In 1977 he was named executive vice-president of the parent company, Beatrice Dairy Group. He retired in June of 1991.
A member of St. Patrick's Church, he was a loyal supporter of St. Patrick's Grade School and Bishop McNamara High School, which his children attended. He was a member of the McNamara Booster Club and served as a unit chairman of Madcaps, an area-wide Bishop McNamara fund-raiser.
Survivors include his widow; his children and their spouses, Anne Kremer and Peter C. Brenner of Eagle, Colo., Marguerite ''Meg'' Kremer and Mark M. Stearns of Anchorage, Alaska, Paul A. and Susan R. Kremer of Englewood, Colo., Alex J. and Deborah C. Kremer of Barrington and Elisa Kremer and David R. Houde of Plainfield; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Lorraine Vandenbergh of Barrington; and two brothers, Charles Kremer of Chicago and Richard Kremer of Valley City, N.D.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to scholarship funds at Bishop McNamara High School or Sts. Patrick and Teresa Grade School.

John Baudino

DARIEN - John F. Baudino, 87, a resident of Darien for 29 years and former 59-year resident of Coal City, died Thursday (June 3, 1999) at his home.
He was born Aug. 6, 1911 in Carbondale.
Mr. Baudino worked for 34 years for Peabody Coal Co.
His first wife, the former Mildred Griglone, is deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Emma Anderson; children and spouses, Robert and Linda Spolar, Joan and Loren McGurk and Anton J. and Charlotte; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers and spouses, Lillian and Floyd Siron, LaVerne Naretto, Grace and Don Mulhall; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Modell Funeral Home in Darien.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Assumption Church in Coal City.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.

Fred Abdullah

Fred D. ''Horse Collar'' Abdullah, 56, a 25-year resident of Kankakee, formerly of Joliet, died Monday (May 31, 1999) in Kankakee.
He was born in Viaden, Miss., and moved to Joliet at an early age, a 1961 graduate of Joliet Township High School.
A veteran, he served in the Navy.
He was formerly employed at Caterpillar and Chicago Metropolitan Life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, two brothers and one sister.
Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Patricia Abdullah; four daughters and two sons-in- law, Theresa and Mark Johnson of Country Club Hills, Tami Gavin of Forest Park, Ga., Varetta and Jeff Robinson and Angela Bell, all of Joliet; five grandchildren; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Marion and Alice Bell and Claude Bell; one sister, Patricia Graves; and aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Saturday until the 2 p.m. services at the Chapel of Range Funeral Home, Joliet.

Ida Crater

GODLEY - Ida B. Crater, 49, of Godley, died today (June 4, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, Kankakee.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday. The Rev. George Hendricks will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood.
She was born May 20, 1950 in Braidwood, the daughter of George and Stella Countryman Crater.
Surviving are four brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Erlene Crater of Minooka, Donald and Viola Crater of South Wilmington, George and Marilyn Crater Jr. of Braceville and Edward Crater of Orlando, Fla.; seven sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean Valadez of Chicago, Rosemary and Einer Sorensen of Gardner, Sharon and Wendell Green of Paducah, Ky., Luella Crater of Braidwood, Carolyn and Charles Taylor of Stockland, Vivian and Darrell Griffis and Wanda and Donald Mournier, both of San Diego, Calif.; and nieces and nephews.
A nephew, Andrew Zavala is deceased.

Laura Bullock

WILMINGTON - Laura Bullock, 95, of Wilmington, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at the Reeves Funeral Home, Wilmington, where services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. Rev. Frank Berman will officiate.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Wilmington.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Chruch, where she was a member, or to Kuzma Cottage.
She was born Aug. 21, 1903 in Booneville, Ind., the daughter of Elmer and Stella Cissna. Her husband, Gerald, two brothers and two step-sisters are deceased.
Surviving are her children, Charles and Mary Bullock and Geraldine and Wilbur Lewis; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great- great-grandson.

Angel Duran

Angel Duran, 26, was found hanged on June 3. He was a homeless alien.
Fitzpatrick Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
If there are any known relatives or friends, please contact the funeral home.

Althea Huber

Althea H. Huber, 76, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at her home after a short illness.
Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. memorial service at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home in Bourbonnais.
Cremation rites have been accorded.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee Symphony Orchestra Foundation, where she was a member of the Women's Board, or to the Kankakee Community College Foundation.
She was born Jan. 23, 1923, at Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of Theodore M. and Mabelle Holz.
Surviving are her husband, Charles C. Huber Sr.; one daughter, Dr. Anna Christine Huber of Ambler, Pa.; son, Dr. Charles Courtland Huber Jr. of San Antonio, Texas; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert S. and Winifred Holz of Crossville, Tenn.; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Donald Wells of New Bern, N.C.; a sister-in- law, Mrs. Richard Holz of Canfield, Ohio; and 12 nieces and nephews.
Her parents and two brothers are deceased.
Mrs. Huber, a graduate of Ohio State University, was a retired teacher, having taught in five states. She was a dedicated volunteer, having served for 16 years in the Registrar's Office and the Archives Department of the Art Institute of Chicago.
She was a patron of the arts, regularly attending the Lyric Opera, Symphony and Court Theater of Chicago. She was an expert bridge player, and enjoyed reading. She belonged to two study clubs, Twentieth Century and Minerva.
She traveled extensively, visiting Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Soviet Union.
She had been a doll and figurine collector for many years.

Katherine Stenzoski

Katherine E. ''Kay'' Stenzoski, 83, of Kankakee, formerly of Florida, died today (June 4, 1999) at Manor Care Health Services.
Visitation will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Clancy- Gernon Fu-neral Home, Bourbonnais.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Martin of Tours Church, Kankakee, where she attended.
Cremation rites will be accorded.
She was born May 22, 1916 in Seatonville, the daughter of George and Zelma Biolchini Lorenzi.
Her husband, Steve Stenzoski, whom she married in September 1937 in Granville, died in February 1996.
Mrs. Stenzoski was a factory worker in Chicago.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis and Marianne Stenzoski of Marietta, Ga., and Jeffery and Donna Stenzoski of Indianapolis; one daughter and son-in- law, Sharon and Arthur Shumacher of Kankakee; one sister, Dorothy Blanco of Peoria; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Two brothers, Lex and Albert Lorenzi and three sisters, Jenny Venturelli, Nora Schindler and Mary Lorenzi are deceased.
She enjoyed cooking, cards, bingo and slot machines.

Willie Turner IV

Willie F. Turner IV, 25, of Kankakee, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the noon services at Lax Mortuary, Kankakee. Sister Jessie Mae Harris will officiate.
Burial will be in Marvel, Ark.
He was born Dec. 8, 1973 in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of Willie III and Beverly Turner. He was a graduate of Central High School and worked in auto detailing.
Surviving are four sons, Kwaun Turner of Minneapolis, Minn., Lonnel, Mikal and Davion Turner, all of Memphis, Tenn.; two daughters, Taneshia Turner of Milwaukee, Wis. and Tanija Turner of Kankakee; two brothers, Marlon and Darius Turner, both of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister, Kimberly Turner, of Memphis; his parents of Kankakee; maternal grandfather, Leon Pankey of Kankakee; paternal grandparents, James and Lois Turner of Marvel; six maternal aunts, Jean Williams, Sheryl Hawkins, Karen Rosenthal, Dorothy Pankey and Kathy Davis, all of Kankakee, and Terri Pankey of Minneapolis; five paternal aunts, Alma Hayden and Valerie Hayden, both of Indianapolis; Doris Brown and Velma Weaver, both of Memphis and Patricia Zachery of Marvel; four uncles, Felix Turner of Marvel, Martin Turner of Indianapolis and Watson and Albert Turner, both of Memphis; special friends, Dionne Monroe and Gary ''Pee Wee'' Hammond, both of Kankakee.
Deceased is his grandmother, Dorothy Pankey and his grandfather, Willie F. Turner II.
He enjoyed drawing and poetry. He also raised dogs and liked old cars.

Larry Hertz

Kankakee native, Larry A. Hertz, 55, of West Lafayette, Ind. since 1976, died Friday (May 28, 1999).
Visitation was May 30 with Fireman's Last Alarm services at 7:30 p.m. at Hippensteel Funeral Home, Lafayette, Ind.
Services were at 1 p.m. May 31 at Hippensteel Chapel.
Burial was in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
He was born Dec. 27, 1943 in Kankakee. His parents are deceased.
Mr. Hertz was longtime chief of the Wabash Township Fire Department which he joined in July 1977.
He was also a supervisor of sales accounting and former financial systems analyst for Siemens Corporation, Lafayette, Ind., formerly Landis and Gyr, where he had worked since March 1989. He formerly worked for General Telephone in Lafayette and Western Materials in Fairbury.
He was a 1962 graduate of Grand Park High School and graduated from Illinois State University in 1967, receiving a degree in business administration.
Surviving are his wife, the former Dawn Waldmann, whom he married June 12, 1965 in Normal; three daughters and sons-in-law, Shari and David Hacker of West Lafayette, Amy and Jeffrey Stoehr of Longmont, Colo., and Kathy and Scott Schick of Lebanon, Ind.; four grandchildren.
A sister is also deceased.
Mr. Hertz attended Federated Church and was affiliated with many fire department-related organizations.
He enjoyed golf, sports and music.

Louise Johnson

Visitation for Louise ''Sis'' Johnson, 75, of Kankakee, was from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Jones Funeral Home, Kankakee.
Services were at 10 a.m. today at Morning Star MB Church, with the Revs. Vincent E. Clark and Wil-liam H. Cope-land officiating.
Burial was in Mound Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. Johnson died Friday (May 28, 1999).
She was born Nov. 10, 1923 in Artesia, near Columbus, Miss., the daughter of Elisha and Ellen Davis Williams.
Her husband, French Johnson Jr., whom she married in 1955, is deceased.
Five brothers, four sisters and three grandchildren are also deceased.
Mrs. Johnson was a technician at Shapiro Developmental Center and Menteno Mental Health Center for 23 years.
She was on the Mother Board at Mt. Olive MB, the Usher Board at Morning Star MB churches, and assisted with Vacation Bible School at Second Baptist Church. She was a member of the NAACP and Eastern Star.
Surviving are sons and daughters- in-law, Arthur and Jessie Williams, Larry and Mary Walker, Edward and Sheila Johnson and David and Jennifer Johnson, all of Kankakee, and French and Brigette Johnson of Garland, Texas; daughters and son- in-law, Amy and Calvin Jones of Kankakee and Kay Johnson of Richmond, Va.; one sister and brothers- in-law, Lena and Daniel Price of Artesia, Miss.; brother, Willie Jones of Columbus, Miss.; 27 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
She enjoyed sewing, cooking and flowers.

Anna Reavis

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Anna Kathryn Happy Reavis, 74, of Columbia, Mo., formerly of Richmond, Mo., and Kankakee area resident, died Thursday (June 3, 1999) at her home.
She was born Jan. 29, 1925 in Richmond, the daughter of Charles and Maime Swofford Happy.
Surviving are her husband, Don Reavis, whom she married May 4, 1946; three sons, Bill of Mesa, Ariz., Paul of San Francisco, Calif., and Andy of Ft. Collins, Colo.; one daughter, Susan Ravis of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two grandchildren.
Mrs. Reavis had worked at The Daily News, Richmond, Mo., and as a volunteer at the Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. She was a 1943 graduate of Richmond High School, Richmond, Mo.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church.
After marrying, she lived in Kansas, Illinois, Oklahoma and Missouri.
Memorials are requested to be made to the Missouri Cancer Associates Patient Education Fund, 105 Keene Street, Suite 200, Columbia, Mo. 65201.
Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Thurman Funeral Home in Richmond, Mo. Cremation rites will be accorded.

Kathleen Lucas

Kathleen Lucas, 74, of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., formerly of Kankakee, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Fla.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Sunday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 2 p.m. Monday.

John Long Jr.
WHITEHALL, Wis. - John O. Long Jr., 76, of Whitehall, Wis., who formerly farmed in the Watseka area, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) in the Tri-County Memorial Hospital in Whitehall.
He was born Sept. 29, 1922 in Fairfax, Vt., the son of John O. and Alberta E. Sirk Long Sr. His wife, the former Joyce S. Siskel, whom he married Sept. 2, 1948 in Poultney, Vt., died Feb. 27, 1996.
Mr. Long attended the University of Illinois in 1940 and later attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969, receiving a bachelor's degree in agricultural education in 1972.
He farmed in Illinois for four years prior to moving to Whitehall in August 1952 and continued farming until he moved to Madison in September 1960, where he was employed with the University of Wisconsin- Madison Agronomy Department as a herdsman. He retired in 1989.
Mr. Long was also a state certified assessor and prepared income tax returns. 
He and his son, Jonathan, picked up and delivered clothing for Unicef and World Relief Drives.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Watseka, Madison, and Whitehall.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan and Susan Long of Orfordville, Wis.; one grandson; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Regina Long of Camp Hill, Pa. and Harlan and Helen Long of Tallahassee, Fla.; and one sister, Ruth Neil of St. Clairsville, Ohio.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the Jack Funeral Home in Whitehall and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Monday services at United Methodist Church in Whitehall.
Burial will be at a later date in the Wagner Cemetery, rural Whitehall.

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