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
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.
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
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.
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 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 H. Huber, 76, of Bourbonnais, died Wednesday (June 2, 1999) at
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.
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
Memorials may be made to Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Dwight.
Mr. Donna died Tuesday (June 1, 1999) at St. James Hospital emergency
He was born July 14, 1911 in Braidwood, the son of Peter and Effie
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.
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
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
Her father and husbands, Orville Dermott and Thomas Shanks are deceased.
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
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
He was a former member of Hardee's Breakfast Club.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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
A nephew, Andrew Zavala is deceased.
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
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
Surviving are her children, Charles and Mary Bullock and Geraldine
and Wilbur Lewis; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
He enjoyed golf, sports and music.
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.
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, 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
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,
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.