Category: Obituaries

Rebecca Lynn Bell

GODLEY – Rebecca Lynn Bell, 43, of Godley passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at her home. She was born September 1, 1974 in Blue Island. She is survived by her parents, Daniel (Mary) Bell and Karen Schmidt Sears;…

Shirley Eaton

DWIGHT – Shirley Eaton, 80, of Dwight passed away Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Heritage Health in Dwight. According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Shirley was born in Campus June 25, 1937, daughter of Jack and Beatrice Zeller…

Richard W. Loveland

RANSOM – Richard W. “Richie” Loveland, 54, of Ransom and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Friday, October 6, 2017 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, Joliet. Per Rich’s wishes, cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial and celebration of his life…

H. Patricia Frantz

SAUNEMIN – Helen Patricia Frantz, 87, of rural Saunemin passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at her childhood home. Patricia was born in a snowstorm December 2, 1929 in Pontiac, daughter of Henry Clay and Helen Lucille Heylin Quigley. She…

Lloyd H. Deffenbaugh

LODI, CA – Lloyd Henry Deffenbaugh, 102, of Lodi, California, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 surrounded by his children and their spouses. Lloyd was the son of Henry and Mary Weber Deffenbaugh and was a 1933 graduate of Odell…

Patricia J. Jones

DWIGHT – Patricia J. Jones, 60, of Dwight passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at her home in Dwight. According to her wishes, cremation rites were accorded. Visitation will be Thursday, October 12, from 4 until 7 p.m. at Hager…

Elizabeth ‘Beth’ Farney

CULLOM – Elizabeth “Beth” Farney, 83, of Pontiac and formerly of Cullom passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Beth was born May 4, 1934 in Clifty, Kentucky, daughter of Holbert and Opal Van Houser…

Stephen H. Mercer

KEMPTON – Stephen H. “Hillbilly” Mercer, 63, of Kempton passed away at 8:50 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at University of Chicago Hospital in Chicago. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, October 11, from 4 until 8 p.m. at the Calvert & Martin…

Bernadette M. Davidson

CHANNAHON – Bernadette M. Davidson, 71, of Channahon passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home in Joliet. A  Mass  of  Christian Burial will be celebrated today, Wednesday, October 4, at 10 a.m. in St.…

Mary L. Drinan

KINSMAN – Mary L. Drinan, proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, dedicated Catholic, retired teacher, seasoned traveler, bridge player extraordinaire, and lifelong White Sox fan, passed away in Northlake September 30, 2017 at the age of 94. She was raised in…