• La Salle

    Rose Mary Casolari

    Rose Mary (Bartoli) Casolari, 71, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Arlington and Cherry, passed away Jan. 20, 2017, at Gulf Coast Medical Center in Fort Myers from complications related to pneumonia. Rose was surrounded by her husband and children…

  • Gillespie

    Cole, Harlen

    Cole, Harlen November 26, 1928 – January 21, 2017 Harlen Gene Cole, 88, of Carlinville, IL died at St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, IL on Saturday, January… Memorial Service – Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 2:00 PM

  • Westchester

    Philip P. Bouzeos

    Philip P. Bouzeos Send Flowers October 02, 1920 – January 19, 2017 After 96 years of living a blessed life and deeply loved by family and friends, Philip Bouzeos passed away peacefully on January 19. View full obituary

  • Chicago,  Glenview,  Palatine

    Mrs. Betty Dolezal

    Betty Dolezal, nee Thornquist, age 81, passed away on Jan. 3, 2017 in Chicago, Ill. Wife of the late George Dolezal. Loving daughter of the late Elsie & Elmer Thornquist. Dear sister to USAF Ret., & DDS Robert (Carol) Thornquist of CA and Charles Thornquist of Rockford; devoted sister-in-law of the late Rev. Richard Dolezal. Aunt to Dr. Robert (Elpida) Thornquist of Alaska. Dr. Steven (Betsy) Thornquist of Conn., Dr. Lisa Thornquist of CA and Carolyn Thornquist of NY. Grand aunt of 6 nieces and nephews. Cousin of Gene & Pat Houghton of IL, Bob & Charlene Houghton of IL, Lorraine Blust of CO, Linda Cornell of CO and 11…

  • Countryside,  Downers Grove

    Betty A. Travnicek

    Elizabeth  A. “Betty”  Travnicek  (nee Buretz) age 85, of the LaGrange Highlands. Beloved wife of the late Leonard “Leo” W.; loving mother of Teresa (Ray) Keenan, Deborah (Michael) Brown; Len W. II and Kenneth (Lauralynn); devoted grandmother of Katie, Hannah, and Raymond Keenan, Colleen Fox, Madalynn and Kailynn Travnicek; dear sister of Steve (Lena) Buretz and Ann (Dave) Hinman. Visitation will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 3 until 9pm at Hallowell & James Funeral Home 1025 W. 55th St., Countryside. Prayers will begin on Friday, Jan. 27th at 9:15am from the chapel and proceed to St. Cletus Church in LaGrange for a Mass of Christian Burial at 10…

  • Benton

    Lux, Marilyn

    Lux, Marilyn July 6, 1941 – January 20, 2017 Marilyn L. Lux, 75, of Benton, passed away at 4:15 a.m., on Friday, January 20, 2017, in Benton, IL…. Visitation – Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Funeral Service – Friday, January 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM

  • Macomb

    William (Bill) John Ramsdale, Jr.

    William (Bill) John Ramsdale, Jr., formerly of Bushnell passed away Dec. 25, 2016, at the Mission Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Mission, Texas. He was born on Sept. 12, 1939, to William John Ramsdale, Sr. and Dora (Warren) Ramsdale in Madison, Wis.He was married to Mary Joyce (DeWolfe) Wexell. He owned and operated two Ben Franklin stores in Galva and Bushnell. After he retired he worked as a pressman at the Macomb Journal for awhile.He was a member of the First United […]

  • Taylorville

    Larry J. Besson

      Larry J. Besson, 74, of Stonington passed away at 6:30 P.M. on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield. He was born on October 20, 1942 in Taylorville, the son of Hyppolite and Blanche (Campbell) Besson. On August 24, 1963 he married Mary Jane Hodges in Augusta, Georgia. Larry was a veteran of the US Army, specializing in communications. Larry retired as an electrician for Caterpillar, where he worked for over 30 years. He was a member of the Stonington First Baptist Church. Larry devoted much of his life to the American Legion and served in many capacities including: Post Commander and Financial Officer for Post…