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Dorothy M. Bols, 96, of Morris, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 15, 2020 surrounded by her loving family at home. She was born November 6, 1923 in Joliet, the daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Luther) Dixon.Dorothy attended Joliet Central High School.  During WWII, she worked …

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Shirley A. (Karl) ThiersAge 78 of Coal City passed away at her home on January 14, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.Born July 15, 1941 in Peru, Illinois, Shirley Ann was the only child of Joseph and Estelle (Glogowski) Karl. She was raised in the Catholic Faith and schools in Peru, Illi…

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Diane Miranda, of Morris, passed away peacefully at home Friday, January 10, 2020 with her family by her bedside.She was born in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Depending on who you ask it was either on 9/24 or 9/25 of 55.  Her father Gerald was a logger and mother Winnifred was employed …

Betty J. Jennings, age 87, of Coal City, IL. passed away on January 9, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home. She was born February 5, 1932 in Custer Park, IL. She was a member of the Magnolia Chapter of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed cooking and helping others. Betty and her husband…

Donna Lee (Doudna) Poundstone passed away Tuesday evening January 7, 2020 with her family at her bedside. She was born June 16, 1946 in Chicago and went to Wheaton Central High School where she was an active member of 4H, honor society and Latin club.  She was a member of the pom-pom squad d…

Thomas W. Mathewson passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at the age of 96.  He was born on October 23, 1923 in Santiago, Chile to the late Edith Mary (Walker) and Thomas Knight Mathewson. Tom was a proud U.S. Navy Veteran who served during WWII.  He married Barbara “Connie” Murane in 1949. To…

Betty S. “Suzie” Carlson, age 71, of Villa Rica, GA., but recently of Braidwood, IL. passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.

Willene S. Turner, 87, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, January 6, 2020 at Park Pointe Rehab & Healthcare in Morris.  She was born April 13, 1932 in Walnut Grove, Alabama, the daughter of the late Fletcher and Ruth (Saye) Skillman.Willene was raised and educated in Alabama. She …

James E. “Jim” Bedeker passed away on January 4, 2020, after a stubborn and hard fought battle against cancer.Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Sally; his son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Brenda; his parents, Elmer and Juanita; and brothers, Jay Bedeker and Jeff Bedeker. He is survived by…

Douglas C. McCormack, 59, of Verona, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 at home. He was born August 9, 1960 in Morris, the son of Charles and Marjorie (Anderson) McCormack.Raised in Verona, Douglas attended Morris schools. He worked for many years at Illinois Valley Industries. Douglas love…

Charlotte A. Tuntland, 94, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday evening, January 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center in Morris.Born March 23, 1925 in Nettle Creek Township, Grundy County, Illinois, she was the daughter of Austin and Celia(Thorson)Tuntland.She is surviv…

Dorothy E. LucasAge 90, of Morris passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Loyola Medical Center in Maywood.Born April 2, 1929 in Morris, Dorothy Elouise was the daughter of Earl and Marvel (nee George) McBride. She was raised and educated in Morris, and graduated from Morris High School. O…

Gerald M. MooreAge 86 of Morris passed away Thursday January 2, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born January 10, 1933 in Galena, Kansas, Gerald Melvin was the son of Willard and Eva (nee Koci) Moore. He was raised and educated in Auburn, Kansas, and graduated from…

Dorothy Alberta (Herman)Pilch passed away peacefully on December 28, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.  Dorothy was born on May 3, 1925 in her parents farm house in Wauponsee Township in Grundy County, Il.  She was the daughter of Alphonse and Cora(Benson)Herman.  She attended grade scho…

Raymond L. BottensAge 84 of Coal City, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.Born March 9, 1935 in Ripley County, Missouri, Raymond Leslie was a son of Everett N. and Lucy Irene (Gomer) Bottens.  He was raised in Cherryvale, Kansas;  graduated from…

Dolores J. Baumgarten“Dee”Age 95 of Coal City, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at The Pointe at Morris.Born June 30, 1924 in Spirit Lake, Idaho, Dolores Jean was a daughter of Harland Emerson and Hazel (McCheyne) Finch. She was raised and educated in Spokane, Washington and spent her…

Joseph L. DeGulieAge 92, passed away on Friday, December 27, 2019 at AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, with his loved ones at his bedside.Joe was born the only son of Joseph and Janet DeGulie on a farm near the small community of Fairview, Illinois in Fulton County. Joe att…

MaryBeth O’Brien, 69, of Morris, IL, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 21, 2019 at her home with both of her daughters by her side.

Richard L. Stump Sr., 77, of Morris, passed away Friday morning, December 20, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center.Born May 26, 1942 in Greenville, Ohio, the son of Donald and Verla Stump.  He graduated from Lebanon High School . He married Judith McGurty on June 20, 1964 at the…

Michael Wayne Walls, 65, of Morris, passed away at home Thursday, December 19, 2019.  He was born July 7, 1954 in Paducah, Kentucky, the son of Theada (Strong) Walls and the late A L Walls.Raised and educated in Paducah, Michael graduated from McCracken High School. He served with the United…

Harold K. Nelson, 94, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, December 16, 2019 at his home and farm.Born September 27, 1925 in Morris, he was the son of Emery and Sadie(Tesdall)Nelson. He attended the 1-room Leach Grade School and graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1943. …

Wilbert “Bill” V. Morgan of Shorewood, formerly of Morris passed away late Thursday evening December 12, 2019 in St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet surrounded by his family.Born January 4, 1933 in Joliet Illinois he was the son of the late Harry and Martha (Little) Morgan.  He was raised and educ…

Albert E. Denzy, age 78, of Elwood, IL, formally of New Lenox, IL passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at UIC Chicago surrounded by his loving family.Survived by the love of his life of 58 years, Barb Denzy; children, Kathy (Sam) Incopero of Wilmington, Mike Denzy of California, Tammy Denzy…

Scot R. Meneese, 49, of Morris, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 1, 2019 at home.  He was born June 6, 1970 in Joliet, the son of A. Karen (Ed) McKendry and the late Samuel R. Meneese.

Rodney W Jones age 54 passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 26th 2019 at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa FL after a brave, hard fought battle with cancer. He was born on December 2nd 1964 in Clarkson KY the son of Quinten Jones and Wanda (Holcomb) Crumb.

Ronald L. Varland, 77, of Morris, passed away Monday, November 25, 2019 at Gardens of Park Pointe in Morris.Born November 18, 1942 in Morris, he was the son of Raymond and Violet(Holland)Varland.  He received his education at Somanauk Grade School, attended Somanauk High School and graduated…

Karen Elizabeth (Roth) Trenter passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019 at Morris Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was born at the same hospital on October 13, 1949, the daughter of Bernard and Marjorie (Smith) Roth.She was a 1967 MCHS graduate and she attended Career Academy in Milwauk…

Daniel N. BealAge 87, passed away peacefully Friday morning November 22, 2019.He was born August 11, 1932 in Morris, IL to the late Pearle (nee Kasten) and Nelson W. Beal. On March 15, 1952, he married Betty Anne Walker and together they raised their family in Verona being actively involved …

Thomas M. Peterson“Chadda”Thomas M. Peterson, age 64, of Morris, passed away peacefully Friday, November 22, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.Tom was born June 6, 1955 in Morris, to Melvin and Agnes (nee Krzysciak) Peterson, and was a graduate of Morris Community High Sch…

Lois A. Steffes, 92, of Morris, passed away Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Minooka with Fr. Tuan Van Nguyen officiating. Interment wi…

Louis John Ashton, 75, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on November 16, 2019 in Arizona, from an unexpected illness. He was born May 18, 1944 in Hettinger, North Dakota, son of the late Raymond and Anna (Belek) Ashton.He attended Morris Public Schools and spent most …

Shirley A. Branigan of Morris, passed away Friday afternoon November 15, 2019 in her home with her family at her bedside.Born March 28, 1943 in Morris she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Corrine (Strom) Lauridsen.  Shirley was raised and educated in Morris and remained in the commun…

Lillian A. Johnson of Morris passed away Sunday November 17, 2019 in the Heritage Health Center in Dwight.Born December 8, 1926 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Harry K. and Rose (Hroback) Johnson.Raised and educated in Morris and remained in the community all of her life. She wor…

Esther M. Krug, age 85, of Dwight, peacefully passed away on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Heritage Manor in Dwight under hospice care.  As it was her wish, cremation rites have been accorded.  A Memorial Mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 219 Emmett St, Kinsman, IL 60437, o…

Vernon L ArnoldAge 78 of Williford, Arkansas and formerly of Carbon Hill, Illinois, passed away November 15, 2019 in Batesville, Arkansas.Born February 10, 1941 in Steele, Missouri to George and Bessie (Rogers) Arnold, and moved to Carbon Hill at the age of 6 months.  Vernon married Donna J …

Debra A. Grega Age 64 of Pontiac and formerly of Coal City, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 11, 2019.Born February 4, 1955 in Joliet, Illinois, Debra Ann is the daughter of Hazel (née Miller) Grega and the late Joseph Grega, Sr. She was raised and educated in Coal City and gradu…

Mary Catherine Callan Reed, age 100, formerly of Morris, passed away Wednesday, October 9, 2019 in Texas.Born January 22, 1919 on her family’s farm near Woodward, Iowa, to Dorothea Weil Callan and Peter Vincent Callan, eldest of 5 children, all predeceased her.  She graduated in 1936 from As…

David M. Maskel, age 80 of Morris, passed away Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born July 10, 1939 in Streator, David Michael was a son of Joseph and Anna (nee Mueller) Maskel. He was raised and educated in Morris, and graduated from Morris H…

Linda S. Goudie, 71, of Morris, passed away Friday, November 8, 2019 in her home. She was born May 7, 1948 in Clarksville, TN, the daughter of the late Dewey and Polly Ann (Black) Minton.Raised and educated in Wilmington and Joliet, Linda graduated from Joliet East High School with the Class…

Marion E. Erwin, age 79 of Diamond, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Thursday November 7, 2019 at Morris Hospital.Born September 28, 1940 in Wilmington, Marion Edward was a son of Robert and Jessie (nee Fritchley) Erwin. He was raised and educated in Roberts, Illinois and Thawville, Illin…