• Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Margaret Mary ‘Margie’ Abbott

    Margaret ‘Margie’ Mary Abbott, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at Liberty Village in Le Roy, Illinois. Her Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to American Diabetes Association or Muscular Dystrophy Association. Margie was born on November 21, 1937 in Bloomington, Illinois, a daughter to Thomas Alexander and Esther Belle Laird Freed. She married William T. Abbott on May 23,…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Richard P. ‘Dick’ Miller

    Bloomington – Richard P. ‘Dick’ Miller, 82, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:03 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2018 at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal with Reverends Randy and Debbie Reese officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Military rites will be accorded by the Bloomington-Normal American Legion Honor Guard. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Interment will be at Elm Lawn Cemetery in Princeton. Memorials may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church or…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Virginia E. Helmke

    Virginia E. Helmke, 89, of Bloomington passed away at 4:25 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at her residence. A Memorial Service will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 27, 2018 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Bloomington with Pastor Keith Ferguson officiating. Visitation will be from 2-3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church. An additional memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in New Haven, IN with Pastor David Stecker officiating. Inurnment will be at Scipio Cemetery in Harlan, IN. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Joyce I. Bishop

    Joyce I. Bishop, 80, of Bloomington passed away at 10:18 a.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at her residence. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Bloomington with Pastor Thomas Wirsing and Pastor Daniel Bishop officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 17, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington and half an hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the Dorcas Circle of Trinity Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod World Missions, or Gideons…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Sandra Kay Barth

    Bloomington – Sandra Kay Johnson Barth, 78, of Bloomington, passed away at 5:47 on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at her home. Her Memorial Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington with Father Jeffrey D. Stirniman officiating. Visitation will be from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Sandra donated her body for medical science research. Memorials may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, Bloomington Normal Cursillo, or to Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Sandra was born on March 19, 1940, a daughter to George and Flo Thompson Johnson. She married Joseph…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Violet A. Hempstead

    Bloomington – Violet Alice Hempstead, 100, of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at her residence. Her funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at Park Hill Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice. Violet was born June 7, 1918 in Bloomington, a daughter to Emil and Frieda Gottschalk Miller. She married Merle Hempstead on November 21, 1945 in Bloomington, Illinois. He preceded her in death in 1972. Surviving…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Phyllis J. Siegworth

    Normal – Phyllis Jean Siegworth, 88, of Normal, passed away at 11:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal, surrounded by her family. Phyllis was born August 16, 1929, in Secor, the only child of Glenn and Jessie (Treece) Lucas. She married Loren E. Siegworth on June 27, 1948, in Carlock. Surviving are one son, Timothy (Mary Horgan) Siegworth, El Paso; one daughter, Vicki (Jeffrey Piona) Siegworth, Normal; one granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Siegworth; and one great-granddaughter, Brinley Loren, lovingly named after her great-grandfather. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband. Phyllis attended Eureka High School for three years and graduated from Carlock…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Donald E. Whitwood Jr.

    Hudson – Donald E. Whitwood, Jr., 70, of Salt Springs, Florida, formerly of Hudson, passed away at 11:49 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Putnam Community Medical Center in Palatka, Florida. His memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at Hudson United Methodist Church in Hudson with Rev. Dr. Curt Keller and Jason Collins officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Military rites will be accorded by the Air Force Honor Guard Unit. Cremation rites have been accorded. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Inurnment will be at Hudson Township Cemetery…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Sandra A. Vogel

    BLOOMINGTON- Sandra A. Vogel, 70, of Bloomington, passed away at 10:52 AM on Tuesday August 7, 2018 at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. Her Celebration of Life will be on Saturday August 11 at 12:30 PM at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Visitation will be from 11AM until the time of service at the memorial home. in lieu of flowers memorials may be given to The Baby Fold, 108 East Willow Street Normal, IL 61761 or Home Sweet Home Mission Mart, 303 East Oakland Avenue Bloomington, IL 61701. She was born in Bloomington on January 29, 1948, a daughter to Tom and Betty Wilson Gaffney. She married Gary…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Azielis ‘Phil’ P. Harris

    Azielis Philip Harris, 43, of Bloomington, transitioned to his heavenly home on Thursday, August 2, 2018. He was born January 20, 1975 in Bloomington, Illinois to the union of Remelle and Edward Harris, Sr. Phil accepted Christ as his savior at an early age. He was a member of Loving Missionary Baptist Church where he served in the choir. Phil was known by many for his infections laugh and smiles. He was a God fearing man and was prepared for what God had in store for him. He had a strong value of family unity and peace. He was a loyal son, brother, father, friend, and fiancé. Surviving are his…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Russell ‘R.C.’ E. Carter II

    Russell E. Carter II, fondly known as "R.C." was born on July 23, 1975 in San Bernardino, CA to Russell E. Carter Sr. and Denise Riley. Russell received his education in the Chicago school system and worked at Taylor Corporation, formally known as PII, in Bloomington Il as a machine operator for many years. His hobbies were fishing, cooking and taking apart every electronic gadget to see what made it work. On March 15, 2013 Russell married the love of his life, Nyauma L. Williamson. Their love for each other was definitely one for the books, completely unconditional. Russell was a fun loving person who loved life and his family.…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Marjorie ‘Marge’ J. Watkins

    Bloomington – Marjorie ‘Marge’ J. Watkins, 78, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Her graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bloomington with Fr. Michael Kwane officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Marge was born on August 16, 1939 in Funks Grove, Illinois, a daughter to Susia Pearl Horath and Clemons Lee Hawkey. She worked for Lehn and Fink in Lincoln, Illinois, for over 30 years. Surviving are her sons, Dan (Tonya…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Russell ‘R.C.’ E. Carter II

    July 22, 2018 Russell ‘R.C.’ E. Carter II Russell E. Carter II, fondly known as “R.C.” was born on July 23, 1975 in San Bernardino, CA to Russell E. Carter Sr. and Denise Riley. Russell received his education in the Chicago school system and worked at Taylor Corporation, formally known as PII, in Bloomington Il as a machine operator for many years. His hobbies were fishing, cooking and taking apart every electronic gadget to see what made it work. On March 15, 2013 Russell married the love of…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Loretta Kaye Mowery Comerford

    July 21, 2018 Loretta Kaye Mowery Comerford NORMAL-Loretta ‘Kaye” Mowery Comerford, 75, of Normal, passed away at 10:51 PM on Saturday July 21, 2018 at OSF HealthCare Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria. Her funeral service will be at 12 PM on Saturday July 28, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service from 10 AM to 12 PM and burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stanford. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomi…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Marjorie ‘Marge’ J. Watkins

    July 21, 2018 Marjorie ‘Marge’ J. Watkins Bloomington – Marjorie ‘Marge’ J. Watkins, 78, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. Her graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Bloomington with Fr. Michael Kwane officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Marge wa…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Dwight Dean Neustel

    July 20, 2018 Dwight Dean Neustel Normal – Dwight D. Neustel, 67 of Normal, passed away at his home on Friday, July 20, 2018. Dwight requested that no funeral services be held. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in his name to the Normal Public Library. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. He was born on August 23, 1950, in Bismarck, North Dakota, a son to Harold and Helen (Madson) Neustel, both of Robinson, ND, the second of three c…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ Ramirez

    July 16, 2018 Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ Ramirez Bloomington – Jose Antonio ‘Tony’ Ramirez, 82, of Bloomington passed away at 8:50 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. His Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 20, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. Greg Nelson officiating. A Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday followed by visitation from 5-7:00 p.m. at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomingto…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Louis E. Rogers

    July 12, 2018 Louis E. Rogers NORMAL- Louis E. Rogers, 91, of Normal, passed away at 3:25 AM on Thursday July 12, 2018, at Heritage Health in Bloomington. Cremation rites have been accorded and a private service will be held at a later date. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Louis was born on March 31, 1927, in Atwood, Illinois, a son to Clarence E. and Carrie L. Hiller Rogers. He married Hazel Lea Quick in Champaign, Illinois on Aug…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Judith Lynn Webb

    July 11, 2018 Judith Lynn Webb Bloomington – Judith Lynn Webb, 64, of Bloomington, passed away quietly at 11:53 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at home surrounded by many of her loved ones. Her Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the memorial home. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be directed to the National Multiple Sclerosis …

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. Ansher

    July 9, 2018 Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. Ansher Bloomington – Rebecca ‘Becky’ J. Ansher, 58 of Bloomington, passed away at 4:27 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2018 at her residence after a long battle with cancer. Her funeral service will be 11 AM on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at First United Methodist Church in Normal with Pastor Kathy King-Nobles officiating. Visitation will be 4-7 PM on Friday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington, which is assisting the family with arrangements. Interment wi…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Barbara A. Mosley

    July 8, 2018 Barbara A. Mosley Bloomington – Barbara A. Mosley, 83, of Bloomington passed away at 10:07 a.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her residence. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Bloomington Public Library “Inspirational Section”. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements. Barbara was born on January 29, 1935 in Oblong, Illinois, a daughter to Orr…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Noleen Jacobs

    July 6, 2018 Noleen Jacobs Noleen Jacobs, 92, of Bloomington passed away at 10:19 p.m. on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington. Her funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at the memorial home with Chaplain Lyn Ahearn officiating. Entombment will be at Park Hill Mausoleum in Bloomington. In lieu of flowers memorial con…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Steven R. Williams

    July 2, 2018 Steven R. Williams Bloomington – Steven R. Williams, 49, of Bloomington passed away at 6:55 a.m. of cardiac arrest, at his residence on Monday, July 2, 2018. Visitation will be Friday, July 6 from 4-7 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church of Bloomington. The funeral service will held at 11 a.m., with a one-hour visitation prior to the funeral on Saturday, July 7, 2018, with Pastor Justin Iverson officiating. Interment will be at Funks Grove Cemetery, in Funks Grove Township, Ill…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Marie Wheeler

    June 21, 2018 Marie Wheeler Marie Wheeler, 96, of Normal, passed away at 8:14 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at Pleasant View Lutheran Home, Ottawa, Illinois. A graveside service will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 25, 2018 at East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington with Roger Dyson officiating. A Celebration of Life gathering will be held for family and close friends following the service. Memorials may be made to Starved Rock Country Community Foundation, 718 Columbus Street, Ottawa, I…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Naomi Towner

    June 21, 2018 Naomi Towner Naomi W. Towner, a nationally known fiber artist residing in Bloomington, died on June 21, 2018, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Ms. Towner was 78 years old, suffered from several disabilities, and succumbed after a brief illness. Ms. Towner was born and brought up in Warwick, RI, the daughter of Basil J. Whiting, Sr., a jewelry toolmaker, and Nellie Whiting, a librarian. Ms. Towner was graduated in 1958 from Warwick Veterans Memorial High School an…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Mary Jeannette Zagar

    June 20, 2018 Mary Jeannette Zagar La Salle – Mary Jeannette Zagar, 94, of La Salle, formerly of Bloomington, passed away at 3:15 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at her residence. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington with Fr. Jeff Horton officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to mass at the church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Bloomington. Memorials may be directed to St. J…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Wesley ‘Wes’ D. Dunlap

    June 18, 2018 Wesley ‘Wes’ D. Dunlap Bloomington – Wesley ‘Wes’ D. Dunlap, 88, of Bloomington passed away at 2:20 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 2018 at Heritage Manor in Normal. His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington with Pastor Paul Stroup officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be made to Second Presbyterian Church or charity of the donor’s choice. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman M…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Taneshiea Angel Brown

    June 10, 2018 Taneshiea Angel Brown Taneshiea Angel Brown was born in Evergreen Park, Illinois to Angel Hoskins and Nathan Brown on November 11, 1997. Taneshiea graduated from Youth Build in 2017 with the dreams of one day being a pediatrician. She was always the life of the party. Taneshiea’s smile could lighten a dark room and her personality forced anyone around her to absolutely love her. Taneshiea leaves to cherish her memory, mothers, Angel Hoskins and Caila Thomas; father, Nathan Brown…

  • Bloomington,  El Paso,  Eureka,  Knoxville,  Lacon,  Oneida,  Roanoke

    Frances J. Bernal

    June 9, 2018 Frances J. Bernal Bloomington – Frances J. Bernal, 80, of Bloomington, passed away at 7:44 a.m. on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Her Mass of Catholic Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bloomington and visitation one hour prior to mass at the church. Fr. Greg Nelson will officiate. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington wit…