• Collinsville

    Patricia Laswell

    Patricia Laswell, nee Chittum, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Edwardsville, IL, died on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Patricia was born in Buena Vista, Virginia on Saturday, October 19th, 1935 to Glennie and Mary Ellen (Schaffer) Chittum. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Earl and two sons; Roger S. Laswell and Michael V. Laswell. Patricia is survived by daughter, Gay Amber Ried, daughter-in-law, Sharon Laswell, brother, Edward, and sisters, Ruth and Betty. She is further survived by grandchildren, Alicia Rocca, Roger Crossley, and great-grandchildren, Dayton, Landen Crossley. Memorial visitation will be from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at Herr Funeral Home, Collinsville, IL…

  • Lincoln

    Connie B. Traum

    Connie B. Traum, 64, of Hartsburg passed away at 11:07 a.m. December 13, 2015 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.Connie was born July 8, 1951 in Savanna, IL the daughter of William and Arloene Montague Green. She married Terry L. Traum on November 3, 1973 in Lanark, IL. He survives.She is also survived by her children, Kimberly (Mike) Shoultz, Brandyn (Heidi) Traum, Kristin Traum, and Karyn Traum; her siblings, Kenneth Green, Donald Green, Richard Green, and Bonnie Swisher; her grandchildren, Daniel and Kenneth Bacon, and Nathan and Nolan Traum.Connie was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ronald Green.Connie was a member of First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in…

  • Aurora

    Nancy Helen Hengels

    Nancy Helen Marie Hengels departed this life to be with her Lord on Monday, January 4, 2016. She was preceded in death by her beloved sister, Barbara June. Nancy was the beloved mother of Valerie Ann Milewski (David) Blackard, Vivian Stephanie (Marc) Saegesser, Virginia Edith Lyon and Veronica June Milewski; grandmother of Daniel James, Rebecca Vicktoria, Stephanie Faye, Zachary Charles, Joshua Alan, Marina Catherine and Caitriona Nancy; great grandmother of Kristoff Alexander; and sister of Dorothy Edith and Phillip Henry. Nancy was a supporter of Paws, the Salvation Army, Angel of Appalachia, and Feed the Children. She sponsored a child, Jaider, through Children International, Colombia. She graduated with high honors…

  • Charleston

    Angel Lock

    TOLEDO — Irma “Angel” Lock, 67, of Toledo died at 9:45 p.m. Tuesday (January 5, 2016) at her residence. View Full Notice → Angel Lock

  • Kankakee County

    Mr. Levester Harris – June 17, 1945 – December 28, 2015

    Levester Harris (aka Pig to most and Squirrel to many) was born on June 17, 1945 in Crawford, Mississippi to the late Will and Mariah Harris. He accepted Christ at an early age in Crawford, Mississippi. Levester graduated from Moore High School, Crawford, Mississippi. Levester moved to Illinois where he began working at his first job with Gould Battery for 3-5 years until his health began to hinder him. After building up his health, he began working in the foodservice/hospitality industry for over 35 years. He also worked in the Kankakee School District 111 for many years as a maintenance engineer until his health began to fail him. He was…

  • Freeport

    Beckmeier, Elnora

    ELNORA L. BECKMEIER, 92 FREEPORT – Elnora L. Beckmeier, 92, of Freeport died at home on Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Born December 16, 1923, in Rock… View Full Notice → Beckmeier, Elnora

  • Winnebago

    Lois I. Heeren – December 13, 1940 – January 05, 2016

    Winnebago – Lois I. Heeren, 75, of Winnebago, died Tuesday, January 5, 2016, in Wesley Willows, Rockford, following a lengthy illness. Born December 13, 1940, in Rockford, the daughter of Harry F. and Dorothy (Price) Goodman. Graduated from Hononegah High School in 1959. Lois married David S. Heeren on June 18, 1960, in First Presbyterian Church, Winnebago. She was a school bus driver for the Winnebago School District for 36 years, retiring in 2004. In addition, Lois did the bookkeeping first for her father at Ridott Grain and Fertilizer, and then for her husband’s trucking business. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church. With David, Lois enjoyed square dancing…

  • Wheeling

    BARTKOWIAK, THOMAS

    Thomas Bartkowiak beloved husband of Viki Wonak-Bartkowiak; devoted father of Maxwell and Alexandra; loving son of Richard and the late Dora… View Full Notice → BARTKOWIAK, THOMAS

  • Alhambra,  Hamel,  Highland,  Marine

    Charles G. Huffman

    Charles G. Huffman, age 83 of Highland, IL, died Tuesday, January 05, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL. He was born November 22, 1932, in Lutesville, MO, the son of Charles and Dora Huffman. On Friday, July 26, 1974, he married Anna L. Lowery who passed away on April 11, 2001. Charlie was born in Missouri; grew up north of Cape Girardeau, MO. He serving with the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He moved to St. Louis in 1955. He worked at a Sinclair Gas Station in Ferguson as Automotive Mechanic. He worked for Roy and Sons Brake in St. Louis retiring from there at the turn…

  • Buffalo Grove,  Skokie

    Dorothy Sklare

    Dorothy Sklare, née Kopp, age 85, beloved wife of the late Robert; loving mother of Lori (Stuart) Kolodenko and Lisa (Gary) Brenner; adored Gammie of Mindi (Michael) Uccetta, Robert (Julie) Kolodenko, Marisa and Brian Brenner; cherished sister of Florynce (Jerry) Sultan and the late Sol (late Sylvia) and late Joe (late Eva) Kopp; devoted daughter of late Ben Kopp; dear sister-in- law of Jack (Maxine) and Len (Judy) Sklare; treasured aunt, great aunt and friend to many. Graveside service Friday, 11:00 a.m at Shalom Memorial Park, Rand & Wilke Rds., Arlington Heights. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the charity of your choice. Info: The Goldman Funeral Group, www.goldmanfuneralgroup.com (847)…

  • Paris

    CLINT BROWN

    MARSHALL — Clint David Brown, 43, of Marshall and formerly of Charleston, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, Ind.   View Full Notice → CLINT BROWN

  • Carbondale

    John Voss

    MURPHYSBORO — John R. Voss, 72, died at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, in Murphysboro. View Full Notice → John Voss

  • Herrick,  Pana

    Jane Kirkbride Jones – May 16, 1919 – January 04, 2016

    Jane Kirkbride Jones passed away January 4, 2016 in her home in rural Pana. Edith Jane was born May 16, 1919, the daughter of the late Samuel & Besse Mae Parkinson Kirkbride. She was born and raised on the family farm where she lived her entire life of 96 years. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, friend and neighbor. A wonderful homemaker, Jane was an excellent cook and shared so many good homemade dishes. She also enjoyed life on the farm raising chickens, gardening, and working side by side with Noel. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and volunteer work, especially for the Pana Community Hospital Auxiliary…