• Lebanon

    Patricia Cato

    Patricia Jane Cato, age 69, of Belleville, died at 12:35 a.m. Monday, January 11, 2016 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL. She was born November 11, 1946 in Los Angelas, CA, the daughter of A.W. and Margaret (McEvilley) Piggot. She married Jerry L. Cato. He preceded her in death in 1972. She is survived by three sons: Jerry (Linda) Cato of Edwardsville, Paul (Carrie) Cato of Belleville and Jason (Jennifer) Cato of Cahokia; ten grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her surrogate children and grandchildren; and friends and family too numerous to mention. A memorial service is pending. View Full Notice → Patricia Cato

  • Joliet

    Valerie E. Jacques

    Age 87, a life-long resident of Joliet, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at her home, surrounded by family, following a brief illness. Those left to honor her memory are her beloved husband, William; her four children, Joan Schultz (Ed) of Joliet, Doug (Julie) Jacques of Cincinnati, OH, David (Lynette) Jacques of Rockford, IL, Jean Mayszak (Jack Clayton-fiance) of Naperville, IL; her grandchildren, Michael Jacques (Alyssa Deming-fiance), Scott (Amanda), Eric, and Laura Schultz, Nolan and Stephanie Jacques, Alex, Olivia, Rachel, and Andrew Mayszak; her brother-in-law, Howard Dixon, her nieces, Sue Dixon and her daughter Sara, Sharon (Bill) Teager and their children Nathan & Kaitlyn. Valerie was preceded…

  • Herrick,  Pana

    Carol Susan “Susie” Denton – July 03, 1957 – January 06, 2016

    Carol Susan “Susie” Denton, 58, passed away on January 6, 2016 in her home in Pana, IL. Susie was born on July 3, 1957 to William Kook and Catherine Munie Kook. Susie was the youngest of three. Susie was a good student; she enjoyed tree climbing, drawing, sewing, and girl scouts. She graduated from Pana High School in 1975. In 1979, she met Eric Denton, and on February 28, 1981, the two were married at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. Soon after, in 1982, they had a son, Christopher, and in 1986, a daughter, Anne Marie. Susie dedicated her life to her family. She was a wife, a mother, a cook,…

  • Joliet,  Morris

    Edmund Blaszczak

    Edmund F. Blaszczak “Ed” Age 86, was called to God Sunday, January 10, 2016. He was surrounded with the love of his family. Edmund succumbed to Alzheimer’s and congestive heart failure. Born in Chicago on May 27, 1929 to the late Anthony and Katherine (nee Mika) Blaszczak. Graduate of Lane Tech High School, Class of 1947. He owned and managed an apartment building after many years as an auto mechanic. His greatest joy was finding a problem and solving it, be it automotive or building related. He was capable of fixing the unfixable. Ed was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor. Many people have hobbies and Ed’s greatest passion…

  • Wheeling


    Eric Bogoff, Loving husband of Connie Bogoff nee Brown. Devoted father of Renee (Tony) DeVito and Leanne (Todd) Gomberg. Proud grandfather of… View Full Notice → BOGOFF, ERIC

  • Norridge

    Robert C. Ruback

    Robert C. Ruback, Age 87. Beloved husband of Marion nee Iero for 63 yrs. Loving father of Jeffrey (Michelle), Paul and Sharon (Jim) Hendrix. Cherished grandfather of Kris and Tina Hendrix. Dear brother of Donald (Toni), Allen (Lizzie), Howard (Patricia) and the late Harry Jr. (Annie) Ruback. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Visitation Thursday Jan. 14 from 3 to 9:00 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels, 8300 W. Lawrence Ave., Norridge. Funeral Friday 9:00 a.m. from the funeral home and will then proceed to St. Francis Borgia Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Adalbert Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, masses preferred. Funeral Info: 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com. View Full…

  • Collinsville

    Katherine Bright

    Katherine M. Bright, 84, of Collinsville, IL, died Friday, January 8th, 2016 in Collinsville. She was born Wednesday, October 7th, 1931 in Collinsville to John and Mary (Jedda) Savoia. She married Leroy Bright May 27th, 1950 in Arkansas. Katherine is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Stephen Bright and one brother, Robert Savoia. She is survived by one son, John (Yvonne) Bright of Collinsville, IL, and one grandson, Jason Bright. Katherine was a Nurses Aid at Christian Welfare Hospital in 1947 and then went on to St. Elizabeth’s Hospital until graduation in 1949. She later worked as a Nurses Aid at Collinsville High School, a Custodian…

  • Lincoln

    Roma I. McCoy

    Roma I. McCoy, 90, of Lincoln passed away at 8:55 p.m. December 13, 2015 at Christian Village, Lincoln, IL.Roma was born August 6, 1926 in Lincoln the daughter of Carl and Anna Kavelman Wilkie. She married Thomas McCoy. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brother, Paul Wilkie and sister, Bernice Wilkie Barrick. She was the last of her immediate family.Roma loved to be around people and have a good time. She was loved by all who knew her. Her caregiver for many years was Janet “Pete” Luckhart and Pete’s family became Roma’s family.Roma retired after many years working at General Telephone Company.…

  • Charleston

    Michael White

    NEOGA — Michael S. White, 67, of rural Neoga, Illinois, formerly of Robinson, Illinois passed away at 7:15 P.M., Thursday, January 7, 2016, in his residence with his family by his side. Michael was born October 12, 1948, in Chicago,… View Full Notice → Michael White

  • Moline

    Beverly Murdock

    Beverly Murdock, 83, of East Moline, Illinois, died Saturday, January 9, 2016, at UnityPoint Health – Trinity Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois. Funeral arrangements are pending at Trimble Funeral Home & Crematory, Moline. Complete obituary will be in tomorrow’s newspaper and further information will be available at www.TrimbleFuneralHomes.com. View Full Notice → Beverly Murdock

  • Decatur

    Snyder, Nolia Eleanor

    BETHANY — Nolia Eleanor Snyder, 88, of Bethany passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016, at her home in Bethany. View Full Notice → Snyder, Nolia Eleanor

  • Joliet,  Morris

    Dorothy Whitmer

    Dorothy Whitmer (Nee Nicholson) Age 89, of Plainfield, born February 18, 1926 in Joliet, to Everett and Pauline (nee Partilla) Nicholson, and a lifelong resident, Passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at Lakewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center with her family by her side. Survived by her children, Melinda Miller of Hinsdale, IL, Maureen (Jerry) Dembski of Bellville, WI, Jonathan (Martha) Whitmer of Mesa, AZ, Melissa (Richard) Koren of Minooka, IL, Marsha (Richard) DeSalvo of Plainfield, IL and Mary Beth (Jamie) Palco of San Leon, TX; 13 grandchildren, Karen, Ken, Michael, Jeffery, Madolyn, Christopher, Patrick, Mallory, Max, Mitchell, Brandon, Jonathan and Tony; three great-grandchildren, C.J., Alexa and Macy; one brother,…

  • Freeport

    Meyer, Pauline

    PAULINE H. MEYER, 87 FREEPORT – Pauline H. Meyer, 87, of Freeport, died Friday, January 8, 2016, at Pearl Pavilion in Freeport. Born April 1, 1928,… View Full Notice → Meyer, Pauline

  • Wheeling


    ELK GROVE VILLAGE – Leonard A. Biancofiori, age 68, was the beloved husband of Cherie (nee Prahl); devoted father of Kimberly, James (Amy) and… View Full Notice → BIANCOFIORI, LEONARD A.

  • Norridge

    Eludea Antonio

    Eludea Antonio age 91, of Schiller Park, passed away Friday January 8th, 2016. She is the beloved wife of the late Gonzalo. Loving mother of Grace (Roland) Pizarro. Fond grandmother of Vinnie, Mickey (Edith), Mark (Nikkie) and Argee. Great grandmother of Isabelle, Matthew, Kayla and Jordan. Dear sister of Auring (the late Ben) Cardenas, Anching (Oscar) Elazegui, Conrad (the late Mariaflor) Punzalan, Eddy (Onor) Mendoza and the late Amor (the late Felix) Velasquez, the late Paring (Bon) Antonio and the late Rene (Ida) Punzalan. Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. at Cumberland Chapels 8300 W. Lawrence…