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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Memorials can go to the Hoosier Uplands Home Health Care & Hospice,
Mitchell Professional Building, 1500 W. Main St., P. O. Box 9, Mitchell,
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
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.
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.
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.