• Decatur

    Ewen, Betty

    DECATUR — Betty West Ewen, 81, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 in her daughter’s home surrounded by her family.

  • Decatur

    Connelly, Virginia B.

    SHELBYVILLE — Virginia B. Connelly, 93, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away peacefully at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL.

  • Decatur

    Betty West Ewen

    Betty West Ewen January 5, 1937 – November 8, 2018 Betty West Ewen, 81, of Decatur, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 in her daughter’s home surrounded by her family…. View Details

  • Dixon

    Steven Jon Cecchetti

    Steven Jon Cecchetti November 13, 1954 – November 4, 2018 Steven “Steve” Jon Cecchetti, 63, of Dixon, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at home surrounded by his… View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Dixon

    Robert Lee Kinn

    Robert Lee Kinn January 8, 1965 – November 6, 2018 Robert Lee Kinn, 53, of Sterling, IL, formerly of Dixon, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Rock River Gardens in … View Details  |  Send Flowers

  • Glen Ellyn

    Aimee Gerhardt

    Aimee Gerhardt Aimee Geil Gerhardt of Glen Ellyn, Illinois (formerly Yorkville, Illinois), passed away peacefully on November 7, 2018 at 23 years young after a well-fought battle with cancer. Aimee was a free spirit with a light that shined brighter than anyone most have ever met. She was tough, witty and wise beyond her years. The accomplishments Aimee achieved in her far too short life include graduating from Glenbard South high school, being an amazing mother to her dog, Tucker, …

  • Glen Ellyn

    Mary Daly

    Mary Daly Obituary coming soon. Visitation Sunday, November 11 – time TBD – at Leonard Memorial Home. Mass Monday, November 12 at 10 AM at St. Petronille Catholic Church. Obituary coming soon. Visitation Sunday, November 11 – time TBD – at Leonard Memorial Home. Mass Monday, November 12 at 10 AM at St. Petronille Catholic Church. View   Send Flowers

  • Milan,  Rock Island

    Malinda McConnell

    Malinda McConnell Malinda McConnell, 72, of Rock Island, passed away Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.  Per her wishes, Malinda will be cremated and no public services will be held.  Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan. Malinda was born November 29, 1945 to Phillip and Jean (Dunlap) Hutchison.  She married William E. McConnell and one son was born to their union, Jeffard McConnell.  She worked in retai…

  • Milan,  Rock Island

    Robert Hayden

    Robert Hayden Rock Island Robert C. Hayden, 80, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Generations, Rock Island.  Per his wishes, there will be no services.  Cremation rites accorded.  Memorials may be made in care of Niabi Zoo, Coal Valley.  Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematoy, Rock Island, is assisting the family. Robert was born in Rock Island, on December 8, 1937, a son of Wilbur H. and Audrey F. Davis Hayden.  He married Evelyn Kaye Schwartzkop…

  • Staunton,  Worden

    Mary Malek

    Mary Malek Mary Ann Malek, 83, of Staunton, Illinois passed away at Heritage Health in Staunton, Illinois on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Born December 16, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, she was a daughter of the Late Mr. & Mrs. Walter Malek. She was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Staunton. Mary Ann loved collecting stamps and coins, and she was a great cook. She is survived by 5 Nephews & their families -Joe (Seanna) Malek – Springfield, Illinois; Jason (Karli) Malek… Mary …

  • Streator

    Carl “Jr.” Erickson

    Carl “Jr.” Erickson Seneca, Illinois Carl A. “Jr.” Erickson, 90, of Seneca passed away at 5:30 AM Thursday (November 8, 2018) at the Morris Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home in Streator.   Carl A. “Jr.” Erickson, 90, of Seneca passed away at 5:30 AM Thursday (November 8, 2018) at the Morris Hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Hagi & Baker Funeral Home… View   Send Flowers

  • North Riverside

    Judith Christian of Brookfield, IL

    Judith Ann Christian, nee Jarolim, age 79 of Brookfield. Beloved wife of William R., loving mother of Michael, cherished grandmother of Candice and great grandmother of Christian and Gryson, fond sister of the late June Ellen Hartman. Visitation Monday, November 12, 3:00pm until time of Funeral Service, 8:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Cremation private. Inurnment Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Arrangements handled by Johnson-Nosek Funeral Home, Brookfield. For further information please contact: Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home and Cremation Services 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue North Riverside, IL 60546 Phone: (708) 447-2500Email: [email protected] The post Judith Christian of Brookfield, IL appeared first on Kuratko Nosek Funeral Home &…

  • Taylorville

    Patricia Ann Olive

    Patricia Ann Olive, 72, of Taylorville passed away at 10:05am on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 in her home. She was born on April 14, 1946 in Moweaqua, the daughter of Pearl and Wilma (Batton) Thomason. Pat married James E. Olive on April 26, 1970 in Taylorville. Pat retired from the City of Taylorville after 30 years of service and was a member of AFSCME. She was an active member of the Women of the Moose and was a Past Senior Regent and achieved the highest degree within the Women of the Moose, the College of Regents. She previously had served on the board for Chilifest and always enjoyed helping with…

  • Aledo


    Ronald E. Doubler, 77 of New Windsor, passed peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday at 11:00 AM at St. John’s Catholic Church, Viola, with Military Honors immediately following Mass. Burial will be at St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Atkinson at 2:30 PM on Saturday. Visitation is Friday at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo, from 3:30 to 7 PM, with a rosary recited at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made […]

  • Taylorville

    Kathleen Ann Swinburne-Zwick

    Kathleen Ann “Kathy” Swinburne-Zwick, 63 of Taylorville passed away at 10:50pm on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in her home. She was born on January 6, 1955 in Springfield, the daughter of James and Patricia (Corsiatto) Swinburne. Kathy was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and an active member of Moose Lodge #1516. Over the years Kathy was a stay-at-home mother and provided in-home childcare. Kathy enjoyed cooking, walking, and decorating her home, a joy that lead to her selling for Home Interiors. Whether it was to a tropical beach or to visit her parents while they wintered in Alabama, travel was always a highlight of Kathy’s life. Above all,…

  • Effingham

    Taylor, Beverly

    Beverly Sue Taylor, 82 formerly of Effingham, passed away Tuesday evening, November 6, 2018 in Milwaukee, WI with her family by her side. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday morning at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham. Online condolences may be expressed at www.bauerfh.com. Bev was born March 14, 1936 in Bedford, Indiana, the daughter of the late James H. and Louise (Harrison) Lancaster. She married Marvin Taylor in 1956 and he preceded her in death in 1988.…

  • Mount Vernon

    SULLIVAN, John May 21, 1923 – Nov 6, 2018

    John W. Sullivan, 95, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018, in OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville, Ill. From his birth in Danville on May 21, 1923, to his death, he nourished the people around him with love, faith and humor. John was the oldest son of five children born to Aaron and Ethel (Veirs) Sullivan and served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1945 on a PT boat. As Gunner's Mate 3rd Class, he was assigned to PT-107 based in the Solomon Islands. He was never sick, never missed a patrol and was in action the night JFK's PT-109 was destroyed. This experience as “the Kid” on a small boat in…

  • Mount Vernon

    HATKE, Andrew Oct 15, 1942 – Nov 7, 2018

    Andrew “Andy” Hatke, 76, of Sidell, passed away at 9:35 p.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, Danville. He was born October 15, 1942, in Lafayette, Ind., the son of Isidore “Izzy” and Margaret (Brown) Hatke, both deceased. He was united in marriage to Carla “Sherry” Hatke on January 20, 2005, in Englewood, Fla. She will miss him dearly. Andy was a graduate of Lafayette Central Catholic High School. He loved farming. He enjoyed making coffee at the Elevator for the guys and going to farm sales. He was a “John Deer Green” man who loved his family very much. Those who will miss Andy include…

  • Mount Vernon

    HARRIS JR., John Nov 30, 1926 – Nov 7, 2018

    John Harris, 91, of Danville, Ill., passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones. He was born the son of John Harris and Ethel Courson Harris on November 30, 1926. They precede him in death. Also preceding John in death are his brother, Sam Harris, and sister, Mary Kinney. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Shirley Harris; two daughters, Sharon (Ron) Neufeld of Danville, and Phyllis (Shane) Farris of Danville; sisters, Ruby Allen of Anderson, Ind., Martha Foster of Catlin, Ill., and Rose Abrams of Grove City, Ohio; sister-in-law, Kay Harris of Bradenton, Fla; grandchildren, Lisa Palinski, Justin (Marina) Neufeld, Joshua (Liz)…

  • Mount Vernon

    MARSH JR., Robert Jun 13, 1927 – Nov 4, 2018

    Robert L. Marsh Jr., 91, passed away at 5:57 a.m. Sunday, November 4, 2018. He was born June 13, 1927, in Danville, Ill., the son of Robert and Katherine Marsh Sr. On August 21, 1949, Bob married the love of his life, Edith M. Jones, and they spent the next 37 years together before her passing. Bob is survived by his daughter, Chrystal F. Graham of Seymour, Tenn.; son, Robert L. “Mike” Marsh III of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother, Thomas L. Marsh of Danville; sisters, Martha (Joan) Stines of Catlin, Marian Dickerson of Barstow, Calif.; grandchildren, Jared Marsh of Oakhurst, Calif., and Patricia L. Wilbanks of Spokane, Wash. He is preceded…

  • Mount Vernon

    CALVIN, Shirley Mar 18, 1943 – Nov 8, 2018

    Shirley Darlene Calvin, 75, of Veedersburg Ind., passed away 4:28 a.m. EST Thursday, November 8, 2018, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville, Ind. Shirley was born March 18, 1943, in Fairmount, Ill., the daughter of Victor and Cecil (Groves) Keller. She met her husband to be, William Paul Calvin, when she was 16 years old. They were married November 18, 1962. He preceded her in death October 12, 2005. She also is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and six sisters. Surviving family include two daughters, Teresa Darlene (Danny) Hall, Kingman, Ind., Gwendolyn Calvin (George) Dusek, Pittsboro, N.C.; a sister, Audra Delp, Crawfordsville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Alysha (Danny) Smith, Eric…

  • Mount Vernon

    STERRETT, Kathy Oct 5, 2018

    1950 – 2018 Kathy was born and raised in Danville, lll., of Lee and Josephine Prouty. Kathy passed away suddenly and unexpectedly in her sleep at her home in Bishop, Calif., on October 5, 2018. Kathy is survived by her husband, John Sterrett; two sisters, Jo Ann Adams and Linda Daily of Danville; three children, Danny Charles, Tracy Henry, Kelly Davis; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Kathy was enjoying retirement after spending over 40 years in the legal field, which included the Illinois State Attorney's Office and the Inyo County District Attorney's Office. She loved cooking, graphic art work on her computer and playing with her dog, Maddi, who always…

  • Mount Vernon

    CRISWELL, John Aug 27, 1940 – Nov 7, 2018

    TILTON – John L. Criswell, 78, of Tilton, Ill., passed away at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. John was born August 27, 1940 in Danville, Ill., to Ross and Betty Bohem Criswell. He married Elizabeth June Clark on June 27, 1964, in Georgetown, Ill. June survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Brenda (Robert) Finley and Luchawna Simmons of Tilton; four grandchildren, Michael Finley, Johnna Simmons, Jeffrey Simmons Jr. and Dakota Finley; and one great-grandchild, Kaylynn Finley. John graduated from Stockland High School. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War era serving in the U.S. Army. He was a machinist at Hyster…

  • Shelbyville

    Connelly, Virginia

    Virginia B. Connelly, 93, of Shelbyville, IL, passed away peacefully at 5:35 a.m. Thursday, November 8, 2018 in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Shelbyville, IL with Rev. Kevin Ray officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the funeral home. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery, Shelbyville, IL. Virginia was born on June 2, 1925 in Pauls Valley, OK, the daughter of James Claude and Nettie (Shelton) Tutt. She married Robert S. Connelly on November 15, 1942 in Joliet, IL. When her husband went into the service, she worked as a…

  • Shelbyville

    Kull, Helen

    Helen L. Kull, 93, of Shelbyville, IL passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Shelbyville Manor in Shelbyville, IL at 6:30 p.m. Helen was born May 4, 1925, in Shelbyville, the daughter of Elmer and Retha (Pierson) Hoke. She was a graduate of Shelbyville High School in the Class of 1943. Helen and Donald E. Kull were united in marriage on May 3, 1947 and were blessed with 69 years of marriage before his passing on June 12, 2016. Helen retired from Sears, Roebuck and Company, was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in Ladies Aid for many years and…