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Morris Daily Herald June 17, 2002

REDDICK — Mrs. Philip Angelo (Emmi Ann Remer) Damians, 82, formerly of McHenry, died Thursday, June 13, 2002, at her home.
Cremation rites will be accorded and private services will be held.
Memorial gifts in her name may be made to the Kankakee Valley Hospice.
R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes Ltd., Braidwood, is in charge of funeral arrangements.

AURORA — Mrs. Robert (Lois Marlene) Hauge Sr., 65, died Sunday, June 15, 2002, at her home following a long illness.
A wake will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Dieterle Memorial Home in Montgomery. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Raymond (Salena) Miller, 87, of Morris, died Friday morning, June 14, 2002, in Morris Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris. The Rev. Robert Hoffenkamp will officiate. Visitation will be today, Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Reeves Funeral Home in Morris.
Preferred memorials are gifts in her memory to the Grundy County Home Activity Fund or the Immaculate Conception School Endowment Fund.

WILMINGTON — Tina Patricia Morecraft, 33, died Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at her home.
Memorial services are pending at the Freitag Funeral Home, Wilmington.

CHULA VISTA, Calif. — Mrs. Oscar (Cecelia) Olsen, 95, died May 21, 2002, at Fredericks Manor Care Center in Chula Vista.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora with the Rev. Steven Lombardo officiating.
U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd. in Morris is in charge of arrangements.

Graveside services for Theodore L. Olsen, 64, of Morris will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery in Aurora with the Rev. Steven Lombardo officiating.
Mr. Olsen died June 14, 2001.
U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd. Morris, is in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Nelson (Janice E. Anderson) Ramsey, 57, died Friday, June 14, 2002, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet.
At her request, cremation rites were accorded.
Family members invite relatives and friends to join them for a memorial service Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 114 Channahon St., Shorewood.
Tezak Funeral Home in Joliet is in charge of arrangements.

Eloise J. Rygs, 89, Morris, died Friday evening, June 14, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
There will be no funeral service or visitation. A graveside service will be held at a later date.
The Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson st., Morris, is in charge of arrangements.

June 18, 2002

WILMINGTON — Mrs. George Arnett (Tina Patricia Morecraft), 33, a life-long resident of Wilmington, died unexpectedly Wednesday, June 12, 2002, at her home.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. Thursday until the time of a memorial service at 5 p.m. at the Freitag Funeral Home in Wilmington.
Cremation rites were accorded at her request.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Embassy Care Center in Wilmington would be appreciated.

Diana L. Waldo, 59, of Morris, and formerly of Essex and Kankakee, died Sunday, June 16, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of a memorial service at 11 a.m. at the Mazon United Methodist Church.
At her request, cremation rites were accorded by the Freitag Funeral Home in Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated.

Robert A. Weidner, 78, of Morris, died Monday, June 17, 2002, at the Grundy County Home in Morris.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2002, at U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd. in Morris with the Rev. Barbara Gotschall officiating. Military Graveside Services will be conducted by John Martin Steele Post 6049 V.F.W. and Morris American Legion Post 294.
Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be directed to the Activities Department at the Grundy County Home.

June 25, 2002

COAL CITY — Dr. Gerald L. (Doc) McShane, 79, died Monday, June 24, 2002, at Deerbrook Care Center in Joliet.
Funeral services will be held Thursday from Ferrari Funeral Services in Coal City at 9:30 a.m. to Assumption Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. The Rev. Steven Bondi will officiate.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Assumption Church Building Fund.

SEATTLE, Wash. — Margaret T. “Tommy” Watkins, 82, died June 7, 2002, in Seattle, Wash., following a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 29 at the First Presbyterian Church Wenatchee, 1400 S. Miller, Wenatchee, Wash., 98801.
Memorials can go to the American Parkinson Disease Association Inc., 1250 Hylan Blvd, Suite 4B, Staten Island, N.Y., 10305.

June 28, 2002

PONTIAC — Ruby Cleary, 88, formerly of Dwight, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at OSF Saint James Hospital in Pontiac.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Hager Memorial Home in Dwight.

Mardell M. Erzinger, 74, Morris, and formerly of Oak Park, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at the Grundy County Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd. with the Rev. Bob Wood officiating. Friends may call from 2 p.m. Sunday until the hour of service.
Graveside services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at the Braceville-Gardner Cemetery.

STREATOR — Jerry J. Hughes, 60, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Streator.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Immaculate Conception Church in Streator with the Rev. David Kipfer of St. Columba Church in Ottawa, officiating. Visitation is today, Friday, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elias Funeral Home, Streator.
Memorials may be directed to Grand Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, Marquette High School, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

October 14, 2002

George A. Boness, 87, of Morris and formerly of Lockport, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at Morris Hospital.
Visitation was Sunday at Goodale Memorial Chapel in Lockport. Visitation was also held before the service at 10:30 a.m. today, Monday, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. The Rev. Mark Hein officiated.
Memorials to his church would be appreciated.

Delbert Lewis Chapman, 84, of Morris, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, at Seals-Campbell Funeral Home in Marseilles.
Burial was in Riverview Cemetery with military honors.
Visitation was Sunday night at the funeral home.

Fred C. Clemens Jr., 87, of Morris died early Friday morning, Oct. 11, 2002, at Walnut Grove Healthcare Center in Morris.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today, Monday, at Fruland Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Ostrander officiating.
Visitation was before the service.
Preferred forms of memorials are gifts to the American Heart Association.

LEXINGTON — Thomas S. Cumming, M.D., 87, formerly of Heyworth, died at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at his home in Lexington. 

BLOOMINGTON — Father George T. Flynn, 86, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2002, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. today, Monday, at Holy Trinity Church in Bloomington.
Officiating will be the Most Rev. Joseph L. Imesch, Bishop of Joliet.
Visitation was Sunday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home in Bloomington and an hour before the Mass at the church today.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Church, 704 N. Main St., Bloomington, Ill., 61701.

PLANO — Mrs. Bernard (Florence E.) Hoffman, 88, died at her home Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Plano at 10 a.m. Wednesday. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at Beverage Family Funeral Home in Sandwich. The Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be directed for Masses at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

GARDNER — Charles E. “Cookie” Marketti, 55, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at his home.
Born March 1, 1947, in Joliet, he was a son of the late Tillie (Batusich) and Charles Marketti Sr.
Funeral services will be held at R. W. Patterson Funeral Home Ltd., South Wilmington Chapel, at 10 a.m. Tuesday with Deacon Joe Riggi officiating.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Monday.
Memorials in his name can go to the Gardner Fire Department or to a fund of the donor’s choice.

October 1, 2002

Douglas Barry, 57, of Morris died early today, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002, at his home.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Fruland Funeral Home.

TASWELL, IND. — William F. Brooks, 78, formerly of Darien, died Sept. 29, 2002, at his home.
Visitation is from 3 to 9 p.m. today, Tuesday, at Modell Funeral Home, 7710 S. Cass Ave., Darien, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Memorials can go to the Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice, Mitchell Professional Building, 1500 W. Main St., P. O. Box 9, Mitchell, Ind., 47446.

VERONA — Mrs. Russell (Elsie S.) Finch, 80, died Monday afternoon, Sept. 30., 2002, in the Grundy County Home in Morris.
Private funeral arrangements are pending with U. C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home Ltd. in Morris.

A memorial service for Mrs. Don (Betty Jane Thompson) Gunnerson, 74, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Henderson, Van Atta & Johnston Funeral Home, 1249 Hebron Rd., Heath, Ohio, with the Rev. Craig Jones officiating. 
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 88 N. Fifth St., Newark, Ohio, 43055.

BRAIDWOOD — Mrs. Frank (Lottie H.) Hudziak, 88, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, at Embassy Care Center in Wilmington.
Funeral services will be held from R. W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd., Braidwood Chapel, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, to Immaculate Conception Church in Braidwood for a mass at 10 a.m. The Rev. Steve Bondi will officiate.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials in her name may be made to masses.

DWIGHT — Kurt Jemilo, 41, a 20-year resident of W. W. Fox Developmental Center in Dwight, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2002, in St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.
Hager Funeral Home in Dwight was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Dwight with Father James Rickey officiating.

2-12-1920
FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY MORNING
Interment of Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekley is Greenwood.
The funeral of Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekley was held this morning with services at the home at ten o'clock, Rev. Mr. Bernard of Freeport officiating in the absence of Rev. S. J. Yundt who was ill.  The hymns were beautifully sung by a choir.  Interment was made in Greenwood Cemetary, the pall bearers being: Dr. H. H. Howard, D. B. Blewett, Dr. George C. Blish, Malcollm McNeill, Guy C. Leekley, and Henry Leekly.

2-5-1920.
MRS. GEORGE LEEKLEY DEAD
Entered into Eternal Rest on February 3rd, 1920, at the family residence in Galena, Mrs. Tamer Raine Leekly, widow of the late George Leekly.   The death of Mrs. Leekly will bring sorrow to many hearts besides those in her immediate family.  Among a large circle of friends she was held in the highest esteem, her evident interest, her self denial, her solicitude for the comfort and pleasure of others, earned for her the warmest of lasting friendships. 
Although somewhat affected  by imperfect hearing, yet her's was a heart that could and did enter largely into the joys and sorrows of her 
associates.  As a Devout member of Grace Episcopal Parish, she enjoyed a full measure of religious life.  Strong convictions and unwavering Faith were manifested in every expression whether by word or example.  During her prolonged illness she was given the most constant attention and care of devotion by her children.  Her Bible and prayer book and Church Almanac were her daily companions and 
gave comfort and strength to her belief.  She looked forward with joy to reunion with those who she loved and from whom she had been temporarily parted.  Realizing in an unusual degree the certainty and definiteness of life beyond the grave she had no fears but that in the unknown all was well and all would be well.  The faith that had guided her through earthly life would bring her the bliss of immortal life, and so quietly and peacefully she passed into the rest eternal. 
Mrs. Leekley was born at Mt. Pleasant, Pa. February 8, 1832 and married to George Leekly December 14, 1848.  Her husband preceded her to the grave in 1866, the year they arrived in Galena.  There were born to this family eight children, Mary Jane, Julia Ann, John Raine, Thomas A., Julia Ellen, Henrietta C., Annie Elizabeth, and George.  Of these but two are living.  There were ten 
grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held at the residence on Friday morning at ten o'clock, the Rev. F. E. Bernard of Freeport officiating.  Interment will be held in Greenwood Cemetary with private services at the grave.


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