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Mabel Pilcher

A memorial visitation for Mabel N. Pilcher, 92, formerly of Bradley, will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the Hertz-Thoma Funeral Chapel in Kankakee, where a memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The Rev. Mary Louise Haxton and Rev. Frank Hoss will officiate.
Mrs. Pilcher died June 5, 1999, at Riverside Medical Center.
Cremation rites were accorded by the Hertz-Thoma Crematory.
Memorials may be made to Wesley Methodist Church, Merkle-Knipprath Home in Clifton, Central Christian Church, Prairieview Home in Danforth or to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.
She served as village clerk and collector of water and sewer fees for the Village of Bradley during the tenures of Mayors Clarence Lock and Glen Mulligan. From 1948-1967 she served on the Bradley Library Board and was instrumental in starting the Library Building Fund.
She was born Aug. 24, 1906, in Cissna Park, the daughter of Lars and Bertha Johnson Natterstad.
Her husband, Elmer F. Pilcher, whom she married May 18, 1927, died March 26, 1970. On Sept. 2, 1972, she married Leslie J. Pilcher at Bradley and he died May 22, 1985. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Natterstad, half-sister, Phyllis Swanson and step-brother, Harold Dale.
In 1970 after the death of her husband, she suffered a severe case of shingles, causing her the loss of her vision. She successfully received cornea transplants.
Surviving are a son and daughter- in-law, Robert and Rita Pilcher of St. Anne; a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and Joe Wertz of Bourbonnais; five grandchildren, Sally Westphal, Mark Pilcher, Polly Pilcher, Mary Beth Everly and Phillip Wertz; four great-grandchildren, John, Erin and Carrie Everly and Michaela Wertz; a half-sister, Cleo Havener of Buckley; step sister, Carrie Liberty of Florida; step-sister-in-law, Rachel Dale of Mt. Prospect; and best friends, Eileen Dean of Kankakee and Bessie Dexter of Danforth; and many nieces and nephews.
After graduating from Loda High School and being certified to teach from Normal Teachers College in 1925, she taught in country schools in Iroquois and Kankakee counties.
In her younger years she was a very active member of Wesley Methodist Church, Bradley.
She enjoyed gardening, reading, needlework and traveling.
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Al Lindemann II

PEOTONE - ''Al'' Albert August Lindemann II, 21, of Peotone, died Saturday (June 12, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Pastor Barbara Lohrbach will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Peotone Sportsman Club or Peotone Paramedics.
He was born Nov. 20, 1977, in Kankakee, the son of Terry and Kathy Morrison Lindemann, who reside in Peotone.
Also surviving are grandmothers, Dolores Lindemann of Manteno and Lois Morrison of Peotone; great- grandmothers, Leonora Lindemann of Peotone, Elsie Morrison of Joliet and Florence Bisping of Beecher; two brothers, Mary and Karl Lindemann of Peotone; his girfriend, Sarah Rogan; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
His grandfathers, Ralph Lindemann and Reese Morrison; and great-grandfathers, Albert August Lindemann, Ray Bisping, Elmer Morrison and Martin and Verona Wilkening; are deceased.
He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ of Peotone.
He was a member of the Peotone Sportsman Club, former counselor at the church's youth camp and assisted with summer Bible School.

James Butler

CHEBANSE - James Douglas Butler, 72, of Chebanse, died Saturday (June 12, 1999) in Chebanse.
Visitation will be from 4-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Kankakee Cha-pel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Church of Christ in Chebanse, where he was a member.
Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Che-banse.
Memorials may be made to his church.
He was born Nov. 11, 1928, in Kankakee, the son of James Albert and Ruth Mary Burgeson Butler, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Helen Joyce Lutes, whom he married April 15, 1961, in Kankakee at the First Methodist Church; two sons and one daughter-in-law, James Brian and Janelle Butler of Cary and Jeff Butler of Springfield; two daughters and sons-in-law, Julie and Mike Hemp of Chebanse and Jennifer and David Rabideau of Clifton; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Mary Jane Gassner of Ariz. and Helen and Everette Harris of Geneva; and one grandchild, Austin James Butler.
Mr. Butler was a dairy farmer, retiring in 1992.
He was a past member of the American Milk Producers and was an expert dairy judge.
He was past president of the Illinois Holstein Association and a pioneer and leader in the Holstein export business.
Mr. Butler was an avid sports fan, especially a big Illini fan, and he loved cattle.
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Vaudrene Dickman

WOODWORTH - Visitation for Vaudrene VanNote Siskin Dickman, 60, of Woodworth, was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Segur-Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka, and from 10 a.m. today until the 11 a.m. services at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Woodworth, where she was a member. The Rev. Mark Nordman officiated.
Burial was in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, Woodworth.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul's Building Fund or to the donor's choice.
Mrs. Dickman died Friday (June 11, 1999) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
She was born March 25, 1939, in Bloomington, the daughter of Wilbur and Mildred Torp VanNote. Her parents and stepfather of 42 years, Milton Siskin, are deceased.
Mrs. Dickman was a graduate of Herscher High School and worked at the Milford Library.
Surviving are her husband, Wayne Dickman, whom she married Sept. 28, 1958, in Park Forest; two sons and daughters-in-law, Matthew and Maureen Dickman of Muscatine, Iowa, and Mark and Mary Dickman of Bloomington; one daughter and son- in-law, Beth and Tom Bartolomucci of Chatham; two sisters, Christine Hess of Aloha, Ore., and JoAnna Siskin of Clearwater, Fla.; one brother, David Siskin of Largo, Fla.; and three grandchildren.

Jeffrey Stalnecker

ST. ANNE - Jeffrey W. ''Jeff'' Stalnecker, 34, of St. Anne, died Saturday (June 12, 1999) from in-juries received when a tree fell on the vehicle he was driving.
A maintenance general foreman at Bi-rmingham Steel, he was a 1997 elected member of the Board of Education at St. Anne High School and a youth baseball coach.
Mr. Stalnecker was a graduate of St. Anne High School and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Governor's State University.
He was born Nov. 26, 1964, in Kankakee, the son of Ervin and Loretta Royse Stalnecker, who reside in St. Anne.
Also surviving are his wife, the former Melissa F. Salter, whom he married Oct. 24, 1992, at Congregational Church, Kankakee; one son and daughter, Michael and Jami, both at home; one sister and brother- in-law, Lori and Ron Marrier of St. Anne; one brother and sister-in-law, Brett and Lisa Stalnecker of St. Anne; maternal grandmother, Ruby Royse of St. Anne; paternal step- grandmother, Genevieve Stalnecker of Cheyenne, Wyoming; father in law and mother-in-law, The Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Salter; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Clancy-Gernon-Houk Funeral Home, St. Anne, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. His father-in-law, the Rev. Bruce Salter, will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Anne Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to his children's education fund.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an outdoors enthusiast.

Josephine Magnussen

DWIGHT - Josephine Lucille Magnussen, 81, of Dwight, died Friday (June 11, 1999) at St. James Hospital in Pontiac.
She was born July 20, 1917, in Chicago, the daughter of Albert and Elizabeth Droth.
She was a graduate of Austin High School, Chicago.
Her husband Sigurd K. Magnussen, whom she married in 1967 in Chicago, died in 1972.
She was a member of the Dwight United Methodist Church Women and the Dwight Senior Citizens' Club.
Surviving are one son, Thomas Magnussen of Grand Blanc, Mich.; three grandchildren; and two great- grandchildren.
Her sister, Betty Droth, is deceased.
Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. June 13 at VonQualen-Harris Funeral Home, and from 10 a.m. June 14 until the 11 a.m. services at Dwight United Methodist Church. The Rev. Craig Miller officiated.
Cremation rites and ashes will be buried at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Dwight United Methodist Church, where she was a member.

James Laird
MILFORD - James ''Pete'' Laird, 85, of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Milford, died May 28, 1999, at St. Luke's Hospital in Tempe.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Maple Grove Cemetery, Milford. The Rev. Neil Larimore will officiate.
Arrangements are by Knapp Funeral Home in Milford.
Memorials may be made to the Milford Library or to the donor's choice.
He was born March 3, 1914, in Milford, the son of Jasper Van and Laura Fleming Laird.
Surviving are his wife, the former Phyllis Marie Pinnick, whom he married Dec. 3, 1936, in Kankakee; two daughters and one son-in-law, Joyce and Richard Garmon of Garrett, Ind., and Jean Prather Laird of Danville; two grandsons, Derk and Rhoda Garmon of Homer and Quentin Prather of Danville; and one great-grandson.
Four brothers and one sister are deceased.
A retired farmer, he was a member of Milford United Methodist Church; a 1932 graduate of Milford High School; served on the Stockland and Milford School Board for 25 years; and member of the Milford Masonic Lodge AF&AM.

Joan Knicklebine

Joan M. Knicklebine, 67, of Kankakee, died Sunday (June 13, 1999) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kankakee Chapel of the Schreffler Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Howard Ditrick will officiate.
Burial will be in Aroma Park Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Illinois Spinabifida Association.
She was born Feb. 22, 1932 in Kankakee, the daughter of Hector and Mary Fraizer Charbonneau. Her mother resides in Bourbonnais. Her father and two infant sons are deceased.
Also surviving are her husband, Edward, whom she married in Tennessee; two sons and daughters-in- law, Larry and Cora Price of Fountain, Colo. and Dan and Wanda Price of Lolona; two daughters and one son-in-law, Kathy Horn of Bourbonnais and Cindy and Hank Fry of Bradley; one stepson and spouse, Tom and Joan Knicklebine of Kankakee; one stepdaughter, Janet Taylor of Kankakee; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Patricia Vitton of Kankakee and Debra and Lyle Meyer of Bonfield; two brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Karen Charbonneau of Dyer, Ind. and Robert and Angie Charbonneau of Kankakee; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and enjoyed reading, traveling and was a cat lover.

Margaret Gutzman

COAL CITY - Margaret T. Gutzman, 87, of Coal City, died Monday (June 14, 1999) at the Walnut Grove Healthcare Center in Morris.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery in Braceville. Pallbearers will be Richard Kibler, Dale and Mark Strohm and Walter, Kenneth and Kevin Gutzman.
She was born June 1, 1912 in Chicago, the daughter of August Joseph and Rose Bales Fischer. Her husband, Walter Frank Gutzman, whom she married June 4, 1930 in Chicago, died in 1976.
Surviving are three children and spouses, Lucille and Roger Strohm and Arlene and Ira Kibler, all of Braceville, and Walter and Gerry Gutzman of Crest Hill; one sister, Marie Hamilton of Oklahoma; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
A brother, Joseph Fischer is deceased.
She had been a member of the Senior Citizens in Coal City and enjoyed playing cards and bingo.

Francis Karns

BLACK ROCK, Ark. - Francis ''Frank'' Karns, 72, of Black Rock, Ark., died June 10, 1999 at the Veterans Home in Popular Bluff, Mo.
Cremation rites were accorded by White Sanders Funeral Home in Popular Bluff.
He was born Oct. 26, 1926 in Chatsworth, the son of James and Winifred Karns, who are deceased.
He married Betty Jane Boudreau, Dec. 28, 1947 at St. Rose of Lima Church, Kankakee, and she died Aug. 6, 1974.
He was a veteran, serving in the Korean War and was in Germany for 18 months.
Mr. Karns worked for Conway Towing for many years and also worked at several golf courses. He was a mechanic.
Surviving are a daughter, Sandy Eby; four grandchildren; two great- grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Merle and Agy Karns of Watseka; two sisters, Rita Benfield of Kankakee and Dorothy Cook of Ft. Dodge, Iowa; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend Eva Emery of Black Rock.
Also preceding him in death were one brother, Hugh Michael; one sister, Ruth Burton; and two sons, Terry and Francis Karns.

David Hiller

DANFORTH - David A. '' Dave'' Hiller, 55, of Danforth and former Kankakee resident, died May 19, 1999 at his home, from cancer.
There was a private family gathering May 25 in Romeoville.
He was born Feb. 23, 1944 in Chicago. His mother DeLoris Cerny Victoria resides in Bolingbrook. His fathers, Gilbert Victoria and Clarence Hiller are deceased, as well as grandparents, Frank and Mae Cerney and a nephew Timothy Zupanzic.
Also surviving are his wife, Barbara A. Hiller, whom he married March 3, 1984 in Kankakee; one son, David Hiller of Wisconsin; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Dawn and Robert Kleber of Momence, Rebecca and Nick Degenhart of Loyal, Wis., Regina Sebosta of Neillsville, Wis. and Christina Dixon of Lemont; one sister, Mary Zupanzic of Florida; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Ronald and Joan Hiller of Janesville, Wis. and Anthony Victoria of Bolingbrook; and 11 grancdhildren.
He served in the Air Force.
Mr. Hiller was a retired dairy farmer and auto body mechanic in South Holland.

Dolores Blake

PALM CITY, Fla. - Cabery native Dolores ''Dory'' Blake, 82, of Palm City, Fla., died June 9, 1999 at her home.
Of Norwegian roots, she was born on her family farm in Cabery to Hans and Hannah Hanson. The five generation homestead, designated historic by the state of Illinois, is the residence of her great-niece, Susan (Charles) Deany.
She married Carl W. Blake of Kankakee on Nov. 30, 1939 at Norwegian Lutheran Church in Herscher. His career in World War II as a Navy navigator was followed by their move to Miami in 1955, where she owned and operated Dory B's Hair Fashions and lived in the Country Club of Miami area for many years. Upon her husband's retirement in 1977 as South Florida general manager of the U.S. Treasury Department, they moved to a home on the St. Lucie River in Stuart, Fla. enjoying boating and fishing on ''Dory's Diamond'' before moving to a golf community in Palm City in 1988.
Surviving are her husband; her brother, Abel Hanson of Cabery; three sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy and Maggie of Coral Gables, Fla., Michael and Jackie of Orlando and Richard and Cindy of Miami Lakes, Fla.; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two nieces, Norma (Lyle) Tambling of Dwight, Sally (Milton) Bauerle of Kempton and a nephew, Keith (Ann) Olson of Bourbonnais.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Martin and St. Lucie Inc., 2030 SE Ocean Blvd., Stuart, Fla. 34996.
Family services were held.

Nota Josephine Allen

COAL CITY - Nota Josephine Allen, 97, of Coal City, died Tuesday (June 15, 1999) at the Grundy County Nursing Home in Morris.
Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Braidwood Chapel, where services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Rev. C.W. Reneker will officiate.
Burial will be in Braceville-Gardner Cemetery, Braceville. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be the pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Braceville, where she was a member.
She was born Aug. 27, 1901 in Coal City, the daughter of James and Lucia Giaudrone.
She married Charles B. Allen on May 10, 1924 in Chicago and they resided in Braceville all their married life, where Mr. Allen joined his father in operation of the Allen Bottling Co. of Joliet and Braceville until his death in 1970.
She was a charter member of theAmerican Legion Auxiliary of Gardner.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Irene Allen of Joliet; one daughter and son-in-law, Donald and Jacqueline Born of Coal City; nine grandchildren; 17 great- grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were a great-grandson, Joshua Allen; her brother and sister-in-law, Peter and Marie Giaudrone; sisters and brothers-in-law, Emma and Frank Tezak, Mary and William McCluckie and Amelia and Alvin Panish.
She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and quilting with the women of the church.

James Biery

CHATSWORTH - James Biery, 62, of Chatsworth, died Monday (June 14, 1999) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac.
Arrangements are pending at Hager Memorial Home, Chatsworth.

Virginia Keith

PEOTONE - Virginia R. Keith, 71, of Peotone, died Tuesday (June 15, 1999) at Provena Our Lady of Victory Nursing Home in Bourbonnais.
Visitation will be from 2-9 p.m. Thursday at Fedde-Helfrich Chapel, Peotone, where services will be at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Pat Coakley will officiate.
Burial will be in Peotone Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Monee Free Methodist Church, of which she was a member.
She was born Feb. 17, 1928 in Johnston City, the daughter of Clarence Helen Slover Krantz. Her father died in 1995 and her mother in 1998.
Mrs. Keith was owner-operator of ''The Office'' secretarial and telephone answering service of Harvey.
Surviving are her husband, John R. Keith, whom she married Sept. 18, 1947 in Harvey: one son and daughter-in-law, John and Linda Keith of Peotone; two daughters and one son- in-law, Marilyn and Jack Zoeteman of Peotone and Marcia Cobb of King City, Calif.; four grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Linda Krantz of Lowell, Ind.; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Betty Garrett and Sharon and Fred Tetreault of Peotone.

Evelyn Olsen
ONARGA - Evelyn L. Olsen, 86, of Onarga, died Monday (June 14, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.
Private graveside services will be Saturday at Lyman Township Cemetery, Roberts, with the Rev. Sandra Gambrel officiating. There will be no visitation.
Lamb-Young Funeral Home in Roberts was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.
She was born Dec. 6, 1912 in Roberts, the daughter of Ray and Emma Waldsburger Shambrook.
Surviving are her husband, Walter M. Olsen, whom she married July 27, 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, and who resides in Pittwood; three sisters, Mildred Swanick, Hoopeston, Jean Luzzatto of Rantoul and Carole Thomas of Santee, Calif.; and one brother, William Shambrook of Gibson City.
Three brothers are deceased.

Earl Charter

REDDICK - Visitation for Earl Johnston Charter, 92, of Reddick, will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the South Wilmington Chapel of the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, where services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Bob Fear will officiate.
Burial will be in North Cemetery in Essex. Pallbearers will be Randy and Robert Charter, Sheryl West, George Hoffman, Ivan Bossert and Paul Jensen. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Charter, Wayne and Karen Pippin.
Preferred memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church in Reddick, where he was a member, or to the Essex Fire Department.
Mr. Charter died Wednesday (June 16, 1999) at the Miller Healthcare Center in Kankakee, following a short illness. He had resided at Butterfield Court in Kankakee for the past year.
He was born Sept. 30, 1906 in Essex Township, the son of Dayton and Martha Johnston Charter.
His wife, the former Mayme Kilpatrick, whom he married Jan. 4, 1936 in Buckingham, died Jan. 21, 1992.
He was director for Kankakee Mutual Fire and Insurance Company for 27 years.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 573 in Gardner since 1951 and served as Master in 1963.
He also served as a trustee on the Kankakee County School Board for 25 years.
He was a member of the Kankakee Farm Bureau and retired from farming, having lived all of his life on the farm which was purchased from the Government by the Charter family in 1854.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Darlene Charter of Bonfield and Alan and Bonnie Charter of Reddick; grandchildren Ron and Mary Charter and Randy and Diane Charter, all of Bonfield, George and Sheryl West of Michigan, Wayne and Karen Pippin of Georgia and Robert and Julie Charter of Pontiac; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Four brothers, Howard, Harold, Everett and Milford Charter are deceased.

Coriene Mae Rada

JOLIET - Coriene Mae Rada, 69, of Joliet, died Monday (June 14, 1999).
She was born July 1, 1929 in Pontiac, Mich., the daughter of Earl and Bertha Davis Walthers. Her parents and a son Dean M. Elmore are deceased.
She was a 1947 graduate of Alton High school and 1953 graduate of Silver Cross Hospital School of Nursing.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. services Saturday at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.
Burial will be in Bonfield Cemetery.
Surviving are four sons and one daughter-in-law, David B. and Daryl J. Elmore, both of DelRay Beach, Fla., Donald W. Elmore of Joliet and Jeffery D. and Sue Elmore of Boca Raton, Fla.; seven grandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Lee Kirshner; two brothers, William and Kenneth Walthers; and many nieces and nephews in the Bonfield area.

Richard Mehrer

CHEBANSE - Richard J. ''Rich'' Mehrer, 60, of Chebanse, died Tuesday (June 15, 1999) at Provena St. Mary's Hospital emergency room, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
Vistitation will be from 3-8 p.m. Friday at Clancy- Gernon Funeral Home, Bourbonnais.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, where he was an active member. The Rev. Craig Sweet will officiate.
Burial will be in Sts. Mary and Joseph Cemetery in Chebanse.
Memorials may be made to the Kankakee Municipal Band, where he played the slide trombone for many years.
Mr. Mehrer retired from Kankakee Roper and he also farmed in the Chebanse area.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 389, Kankakee.
He was born March 25, 1939, the son of Joseph and Evelyn Crawley Mehrer, who are deceased.
Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Smet, whom he married Aug. 7, 1988 at Sts. Mary and Joseph Church; two aunts and three uncles, Berdell and William O'Connor and Alice and Reed Lehnus, all of Kankakee and Herman Crawley of Florida; and many cousins.
He loved horses, his six dogs and many cats.

Gretchen Moyemont

DWIGHT - A memorial Mass for Gretchen Moyemont, 71, of Dwight, will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Wednesday, by the Rev. James Rickey, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Dwight. Inurnment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dwight. Following the Mass the family will receive friends in the banquet room at Jams, Dwight. Hager Memorial Home, Forrest, is in charge of arragnemetns.
Mrs. Moyemont died June 8, 1999 in Glendale, Ariz.
Memorials may be made to St. Patrick's Church, Dwight; the Leukemia Foundation, or to Prairie Creek Library.
She was born July 16, 1927 in Dwight, the daughter of James S. and Helen Lauermann Bagnell.
Surviving are her husband, Paul, whom she married April 19, 1947; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Colleen and Fred Ward and Carol Moyemont of Glendale, Ariz., Mary and Gary Seabert of Mount Grove, Mo. and Kathy and Art Bunting of Dwight; four sons and two daughters- in-law, James and Julie of Bloomington, and Dave, Michael and John and Mary, all of Dwight; two brothers, David Bagnell of Bloomington and James Bagnell of Canon City, Colo; 17 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Her parents, stepmother and a stepbrother are deceased.
Mrs. Moyemont was a licensed practical nurse, receiving her training through Kankakee Community College.
She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at St. Patricks.

Ellen Woods

HOPKINS PARK - Visitation for Ellen Woods, 93, a 47-year resident of Hopkins Park, will be from 11 a.m. Saturday until the noon services at Union Baptist Church in Hopkins Park. The Rev. Charles Hicks will officiate.
Burial will be in Momence Cemetery.
Arrangements were by Lax Mortuary, Kan-kakee.
Mrs. Woods died Wednesday morning (June 16, 1999) at her home.
She was born June 5, 1905 in Estel, Miss., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Brooks. She was on the Mother's Board at Union Baptist Church where she was a member.
Her husband, Matthew Woods is deceased, as well as two sons, Andrew and John Woods.
She was a member of the Eastern Star, where she held the position of treasurer.
Mrs. Woods held several jobs during her lifetime including nurse's aide and factory worker.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, James and Ella Jayne Woods of Olympia Fields; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Woods was a kindhearted person who welcomed and took people into her home.

Wilma Milton

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Memorial services for Wilma Deany Milton, 53, will be June 19 in Arlington, Wash. She was born in Fairbury, Aug. 20, 1945, the daughter of William and Kathryn Berlet Deany, who are deceased.
Surviving are two daughers and sons-in-law, Carol and Rod Schreck of Lake Stevens, Wash. and Tammy and Rob Brace of Everett, Wash.; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Eric and Verlene Milton of Everett; six grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Bob and Rita Deany of Herscher and Dick and Pam Deany of Royal, Ark.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Millie and Tom Stevenson of Chebanse and Arlene and Harry Wendling of Bonfield.
Also preceding her in death were two sisters and one brother-in-law, Delores Deany and Marge and Edgar DuBois; two nieces; and one nephew.

Harold Kegebein

DESTIN, Fla. - Harold A. Kegebein, 83, of Destin, Fla. since 1987, formerly of Kankakee, died June 14, 1999, at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, Florida.
Graveside services with military rites by the Aroma Park American Legion F-Troop will be at 3 p.m. June 21 at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Florida, where he was a member.
Rehr Kaiser Funeral Home, Kankakee, was in charge of arrangements.
He was born Oct. 14, 1915 in La Porte, Ind., the son of George J. and Lena Schultz Kegebein.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the Air Force and was a member of Air Force Association and Fifth Air Force Memorial Association.
Mr. Kegebein was a government contract negotiator for many years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Edna Meints; one daughter, Judith L. McCullock of Gloucester, Mass.; one brother, Clifford Kegebein of La Porte, Ind.; and one grandchild.


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