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Bessie A. Hexdall, 109 ½, passed away Friday evening at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center in Morris with her family by her side.Born April 19, 1911 in Iantha, MO, she was the daughter of Leroy and Mattie (Davidson) Watkins. During the great depression, she moved to Sheffield and live…

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William “Bill” Mitchell, 77, of rural Marseilles, passed away October 23, 2020 at the Joliet Area Hospice Home after a battle with a recent diagnosis of ALS.

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 Keith Alan Wills age 60 of Mazon, passed away Friday, October 23, 2020 at his home with his family by his side.Born April 7, 1960 in Morris, Keith Alan was a son of Roy and Catherine (nee Vitale) Wills. He was a member of Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City, and was a 50 year member of …

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Trevor W. Till, 18, of Mazon, passed away Wednesday, October 21, 2020 in Champaign, Illinois. He was born February 6, 2002 in Morris, the son of Robert Till and Lisa Moore.

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Robert Louis Arnsdorff, 89, of Morris, IL passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 in LaSalle at the Illinois Veteran’s Home. He was born February 9, 1931 in Bird Island, Minnesota, the eldest son of the late Louis H. and Mildred (Skobba) Arnsdorff.

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Donald J. Hansen, 60, of Morris, passed away early Monday morning, October 19, 2020 at his home after a long battle with cancer.Born November 9, 1959 in Morris, he was the son of Donald R. (Wanda) Hansen.  He graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1977. He married Lind…

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Jessie Florence Petry, 87, passed away Saturday, October 17, 2020 with her loving family by her side at her home in Morris. Born October 12, 1933 in Cornell, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late James and Lucille (Utter) Elam.

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Billie G. Daniels, age 91, of Coal City, IL. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.He was born on July 30, 1929 in Kirksville, MO. to Earl and Lucille (nee McCormick) Daniels. His family moved to Gardner when Bi…

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Marian R. Gram, 89, of Morris, passed away Wednesday morning, October 14, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Ctr. in Morris.

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Jay E. Chisler, born June 15, 1947, in Morris, Illinois, passed away from an ongoing illness Saturday October 10, 2020 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee.  Jay had a never ending love and connection with his dog Fancy.  Jay met the love of his life, Faye (Winborn) Chisler and they married on…

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Richard L. Hanson, 82, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, October 9, 2020 at Amita Health St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.Born April 6, 1938 in Morris, he was the son of Noble and Margaret (Alsvig) Hanson. Richard grew up on a farm in the Serena, Il area, where he developed a fondnes…

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Virginia HillAge 91, and a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away Saturday evening, October 10, 2020.Born May 28, 1929 in Coal City, Illinois, Virginia was a daughter of Jasper Gus and Cecelia (Gervase) Vitale. She was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High School with th…

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Tina Marie Brown (Tubbs), 61, peacefully passed away on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at home in Morris under the care of Joliet Area Community Hospice.

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Erlan “Zeb” Domagala age 92, of South Wilmington, IL passed away Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL.Zeb was born on May 10, 1928 in Grundy County, IL to the late Anton and Pauline (nee Lavicka) Domagala. He lived his entire life in South Wilmington with his …

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Mary A. Mahoney, 64, of Minooka passed away Friday morning October 2, 2020. Born on October 23, 1955 in Fort Benning, Georgia, she was the daughter of Donald and the late Barbara (Rafter) Mahoney.Mary lived most of her adult life in Worth, Illinois, raising her family. She worked as a superv…

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Karen Marie Prombo age 60 of Morris, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home.Born March 10, 1960 at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Karen Marie was the daughter of Harry and JoAnn (Potts) Wysocki. She was raised by her grandmother Regina Potts, and was educated …

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Ellen M. Marx, 89, of Morris, passed away Tuesday evening, September 29, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center in Morris.Born September 24, 1931 in Lawrenceville, Illinois, she was the daughter of Bernadine Lynch.  She received her education in the schools of Lawrenceville.At the…

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Roy “Ray” Robinson, Jr.Age 90, of Lisbon, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at Morris Hospital.  Ray was born in Caledonia, Mississippi to the late Avis (nee Lockhart) and Roy Ray Robinson.  He was a United States Navy Veteran who served during the Korean War. Soon afte…

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Vera Sue Pavlis, age 93 years, of Coal City, IL. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by her family.

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Nancy G. Lyons, age 88 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020 at her home.Born July 21, 1932 at home in Coal City, Nancy Grace was a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Thorton) Ross. She was raised and educated in Coal City and graduated…

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Colin R. “Cole” Oakes, age 64 years, of Gardner, IL., passed away on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home surrounded by his family.Cole was born February 3, 1956 in Evergreen Park, IL. to William and Jeanne (nee Collier) Oakes. He graduated from Hillcrest Comm…

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Mary A. (Baber) Caise, age 86 of North Fort Myers, Florida, and formerly of Braidwood and Custer Park, passed away Monday, September 21, 2020 in Essex.Born November 29, 1933 in Braidwood, Mary Alice was a daughter of James, Sr. and Alice (Poppleton) Baber. She was raised and educated in Brai…

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Gary Lee Hetelle, 71, formerly of Marseilles, passed away Sunday, September 20, 2020 at his home in Morris, with his family by his side. Born  July 1, 1949 in Ottawa, he was the son of the late Marion and Mary (Munari) Hetelle.Gary was a graduate of the Marseilles High School, class of 1967.…

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Paul Edwin Root, of Chicago and formerly of Morris, died on Monday, September 14 following a long battle with Lewy body dementia.  He was 75 years old.Born and raised in Morris, the fourth and youngest child of David and Esther Root, Paul was also a song of 1950s Middle America.  He loved sp…

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Howard G. Kukman, born June 10, 1930 in Lisbon, Illinois, passed away from an ongoing illness Monday September 14, 2020 in his home with his family at his bedside.  Howard met the love of his life, Linda L. (Sereno) Kukman, while working at Northwestern Corporation.  Howard and Linda then ma…

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Donavin S. Sartori passed away unexpectedly at his home in Seneca. Born January 26, 2019 in Joliet, IL, he was the son of Vincent Sartori and Sarah Strainis. Donavin’s legal guardian and mother is Kassandra Strainis.

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Paul E. McIntosh, age 77 of Diamond, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, August 2, 2020 at his home.Born February 17, 1943 in Normal, Illinois, Paul Eugene was a son of Herman and Mary Elizabeth (Thomas) McIntosh. He was raised and educated in Hamilton County and graduated fr…

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Mark Alan McCarthy Sr., 68, of Morris, passed away Sunday April 5, 2020. Born June 10, 1951 in Joliet, he was the son of the late Richard and Doris (Knupp) McCarthy.Mark was raised and educated in New Lenox, graduating from Lincoln-Way High School with the class of 1969. Mark served in the U…

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Elaine Raibley, 89, loving wife and beloved mother, grandmother and greatgrandmother, died on September 5, 2020, from complications of Covid-19.She is survived by 11 children: Bernard (Nancy) Raibley of Louisville, CO; Margaret Raibley of Davenport, IA; Paula (Steve) Elmer of Monroe, WI; Ela…

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Paul E. HamiltonAge 91 of Diamond and formerly of Carbon Hill and Murphysboro, Illinois, passed away peacefully, Thursday, September 03, 2020 at his home.Born November 8, 1928 in Gorham, Illinois, Paul Edward was a son of Clarence and Mamie (nee Boucher) Hamilton. Paul was a Veteran of the U…

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James W. WattersAge 88 of Coal City, passed on September 3, 2020 with his family at his side in Morris Hospital.James was born on March 15, 1932. He served several years in the United States Naval Reserves, and on April 28, 1956 he married Lois Dennison. James retired from Caterpillar after …

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Joan Fay Olson, 88, passed away Thursday September 3, 2020 at her home in Morris. Born October 15, 1931 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Angela (Marta) Wakeman.Joan attended school in the Mazon and Coal City area. She was a lifelong resident of Morris, raising her fami…

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Loren “Danny” Daniel Holler, 34, of Morris, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Salem, Oregon following a vehicular incident. He was born October 29, 1985 in Elk City, OK, the son of Nancy Arnold and the late Richard Eugene Saffeels.Raised and educated in Mazon, Danny attended Mazon Gra…

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Bryan Keith Howland, 50, of Gardner, passed away Sunday evening, August 30, 2020 in Morris Hospital. He was born April 1, 1970 in Joliet, the son of Keith and Mary Lou (Valerio) Howland.Raised and educated in Gardner, Bryan graduated from Gardner-South Wilmington High School with the Class o…

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Martha J. “Martha Jean” Pritchard, 81, of Braidwood, passed away peacefully Thursday, August 27, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in Morris.  Born June 3, 1939 in Joliet, Jean was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha (Pearson) Dalziel.Raised and educated in …

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M. Virginia McCullough (nee Olds)Age 97, formerly of Morris, IL passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at the Sunny Hill Nursing Home in Joliet, IL.Born May 19, 1923 in Chicago, IL to the late Charles Howard and Velma Lee (nee Waters) Olds. She graduated from the Thorton Township High School …

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Donnie Hughes, 71, of Morris passed away Saturday August 22, 2020 morning at his home.  Born April 17, 1949 in Bradfordsville, Kentucky, he was the son of the late James and Givens (Burchell) Hughes. Donnie was raised and educated in Morris. He worked for D Construction as a union laborer fo…

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Willie “Bill” C. Stinnette, Jr., 85, of Morris, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family at home Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Born February 6, 1935 in Cartersville, GA, he was the son of the late Willie Sr. and Gladys (McCoys) Stinnette.Bill was raised and educated in Georgia.  …

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Joyce I. Lake(nee Smith)Joyce I. Lake, age 93, a former Elliott Manor resident in Morris, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Morris Hospital.She was born in Port Clinton, Ohio, July 14, 1927 to the late Elsie (Reitz) and Frank Smith.Joyce is the beloved mother of Lindsay La…

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Doug Harford, 71, passed away August 14, 2020 on his farm with his family by his side. Doug was born June 16, 1949 to Bernard and Esther (Zabel) Harford in Morris, IL.On January 31, 1970 he married Debby Willman and started a journey that would last 50 years. Doug was an innovator, adventure…

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Bryan J. RoudisAge 53 of Morris, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Ochsner Medical Center - West Bank Campus in Gretna, Louisiana.Born August 25, 1966 in Morris, Bryan James is a son of June (nee Rhodes) Roudis and the late Frank J. Roudis. He was raised and educated in…

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David “Captain” Todd 67 of Morris passed away after a courageous battle with cancer Thursday evening August 6, 2020 at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet.  Born June 29, 1953 in Minooka, Illinois the son of the late Richard and Anna (George) Todd.Raised and educated in Minooka, Dave had a love fo…

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Robert J. Stangland, 96, of Morris, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020 at his home.Born February 7, 1924 in Morris, he was the son of Severt and Nora (Danielson) Stangland. He graduated from Newark High School.  He married Betty Johnson on April 23, 1955 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church in …

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Brian Biros, 61 of Mazon, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at his home.Born October 13, 1958 in Morris, Brian Stephan was a son of Vincent and Alice (nee Debelak) Biros, Sr. He was raised and educated in Mazon, and graduated from Mazon High School with the Class of 1976. …

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Mrs. Roberta Ellen (Rogers) Slivka, 71, of Lisbon, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday evening, August 8, 2020.She was born on October 31, 1948 in Hammond, Indiana, the daughter of Jack and Geri (Wagner) Rogers. Roberta was united in marriage on Decembe…