Category: Obituaries

Richard L. Farris Sr.

ODELL – Richard L. Farris Sr., 64, of Odell passed away Monday, August 1, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born February 25, 1952 in Dixon, son of Delbert and Lucille Johnson Farris. He married Sharon…

Steven R. Haag

CULLOM – Steven R. Haag, 65, of Cullom passed away at 7:12 a.m., Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Rosewood Care Center in Moline. Steven was born February 23, 1951, son of Mervil “Pat” and Farol Jean Hack Haag. He is…

John Parrish

DIAMOND – John Parrish, 75, of Diamond passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Spring Creek Nursing & Rehab Center in Joliet. Visitation will be today, Wednesday, July 20, from 3 until 8 p.m. at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Homes, Ltd.…

Betty Wheeler

CLEARWATER, FL – Betty Wheeler, 89, of Clearwater, Florida passed away Thursday, July 7, 2016 at home, surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of the Fla Suncoast Bronze team. Betty was born June 22, 1927 in Rushville,…

Shirley A. Nelson

STREATOR – Shirley A. Nelson, 80, of Streator passed away Friday, July 1, at Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Funeral services were July 6 at the Elias Funeral Home, Streator. Burial followed in McDowell Cemetery, rural Dwight. Shirley was born March…

Andrew G. Handzus

STREATOR – Andrew G. Handzus, 64, of Streator died Thursday, July 7, 2016 at his home in Streator. Private family funeral services were held at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Burial with full military rites conducted by members of American Legion…

Violet M. Kyburz

CULLOM – Violet M. Kyburz, 95, of Normal and formerly of Cullom, passed away at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center in Normal. Violet was born on a farm near Sibley on June 20, 1921,…

Matildia F. Biggs

MELROSE PARK – Matildia F. Biggs passed away at the age of 74 on Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park. Originally from Choudrant, LA she was born to Charles Deats and Thelma Bagwell Deats. She was…

Charles L. Ehrhardt

EMINGTON – Charles L. Ehrhardt, 66, of Emington quietly passed away Friday, July 1, 2016 at Riverside Hospital in Kankakee with his family at his side. His funeral is today, Wednesday, July 6, at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick Catholic…

Joe De Waard

D W I G H T – Joe De Waard, 79, of Dwight passed away at 3:28 a.m., Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Joe was born in Chicago November 6, 1936, a son…