Kenneth A. Steele, 74, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. IL after a tragic accident he suffered at home.  His loving family was by his side. Born September 13, 1947 in Morris, he was the son of Alfred and Marian (Kay) Steele. He graduated f…

Jeff KutchesAge 68 of Morris passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at AMITA Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.Born August 7, 1953 in Streator, Jeffrey Quin was a son of John "Jack" and Marianne (Coughlin) Kutches. He was raised in Morris, attended Immaculate Conception School, and grad…

Tommy Cowherd age 61 of Diamond, Illinois, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Morris Hospital, following a battle with Esophageal Cancer.Born June 19, 1960 in the former Rosary Hospital of Campbellsville, Kentucky, Thomas Lee was a son of Theodore and Ellen Faye (Hunter) Cowherd. He was raise…

Carolyn D. Russell, 69, of Morris, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022, at Morris Hospital. Carolyn was born April 5, 1952, in Cosby, Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Deloris (Mackey) Lowdon.Carolyn married William H. Russell. They moved to Mazon in 1976 and started rai…

Allen W. Kief, 90, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, January, 5, 2022 at Regency Care in Morris. Born November 21, 1931, in Roberts, Illinois, he was the son of the late Richard and Vera (Houtzel) Kief.Allen grew up in Roberts, Illinois. He was a graduate of Roberts High School and a graduat…

Roger Leslie Foster was born in Morris on August 1, 1961, the son of Robert Lee Foster Sr and Alma Louise (Fisher) Foster.He is preceded in death by his Moms Louise (Fisher) Foster and Judy (Peel) Foster as well as his brother Bruce Brayton.He is survived by his children Roger (Kim) Foster J…

Bill HanleyAge 75 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, December 30, 2021 at his home.Born January 22, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, William David was one of 17 children born to Joseph and Ruth (Wilson) Hanley. He was raised in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High Sch…

Ray Kotula Age 92, of Morris, IL passed away peacefully, Thursday, December 23, 2021.  He was born September 5, 1929, to the late Julia Helen (Woll) and Walter Kotula in Chicago, IL where he was raised and educated, a graduate of Kelly High School, class of 1947.  Ray, a U.S. Army Veteran, s…

Norma J. Arnsdorff, 82, of Morris, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021. Born June 28, 1939, she was the daughter of the late Claude L. and Bernice E. (Claypool) Bottomley.Norma attended Opdyke Grade School and Morris Community High School graduating in the Class of 1957.  She …

Marilyn Bueschel Age 89 of Coal City, Illinois, passed away Thursday morning, December 16, 2021 at her home.Born August 7, 1932 in Braidwood, Illinois, Marilyn was a daughter of Joseph and Anna (Voboril) Kaiser. She was raised in Braidwood and graduated from Reed Custer High School. On June …

Stephen R. FiskAge 55 of Diamond, Illinois, and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at Morris Hospital, following a brief battle with COVID.Born August 11, 1966 in Joliet, Stephen Robert is a son of Sally (nee Sheeler) Fisk of Diamond and the late George H.…

Annette CrawfordAge 63 of Morris, formerly of Wilmington, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Morris Hospital.Born April 22, 1958 in Wilmington, Annette was a daughter of Lester and Macie Crawford. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School. Ann…

Emily Capps, age 73, of Channahon, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 20, 2021 at home. Born September 25, 1948 in Effingham, IL, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Paul and Pearl Irene (Beasley) Clark.  She married the love of her life, Henry Monroe Leigh Capps, Sr., and they…

Vonnette C. Smith, 91, of Morris, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2021 in Morris. Born November 5, 1930 in Alamo, Tennessee, she was the daughter of the late Alfred & Maude (Warren) Conley.Vonnette married the love of her life, Lynwood Smith in 1953 and they raised 2 children, Tana &…

Jeremy M. Enger, 38, of Morris passed away unexpectedly Sunday, December 19, 2021. Born in Morris, he was the son of Todd Enger and Terri Roe.Jeremy was a graduate of Morris High School, Class of 2002. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, but more so, loved the rivalry he had with his …

Margaret M. Caldwell (nee Bakken) "Marge" age 90 passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, IL. She was born March 13, 1931in Chicago, IL to the late John and Florence (nee Chambers) Bakken. Preceded by her p…

Barbara J. Foster, 72, of Morris, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 with her loving family by her side. Born August 23, 1949 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Leslie Davidson and Jean (Norman) Davidson.Barbara was a graduate of Morris High School, Class of 1967. She married Do…

Mary L. Brockman, 89, of Morris, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2021 at her home with her family by her side.Born December 27, 1931 in Morris, she was the daughter of John and Selma (Nelson) Donahoe. She graduated from Saint Angela Academy in Morris.  She married Kenneth Brockman on January…

Shirley DunbarAge 84 of Goose Lake, and formerly of Joliet, Illinois, passed away Monday, November 29, 2021 at Morris Hospital.Born October 28, 1937 in Paris, Tennessee, Shirley Ann was a daughter of Raymond and Macon (Clayton) Glisson. She was raised in the Paris, Tennessee area and graduat…

Randy WilkeyAge 64 of Gardner, Illinois passed away unexpectedly on Monday, December 06, 2021 at Edward Hospital in Naperville.Born February 4, 1957 in Pontiac, Illinois, Randy Thomas was a son of William Harold and Beata (Benson) Wilkey. He was raised and educated in Reddick, and went on to…

Kay Lynn ShoemakerAge 64 of Coal City, Illinois, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at Morris Hospital.Born July 2, 1957 in Chicago, Kay was a daughter of Donald and Viola (nee Reader) Shoemaker. She was raised and educated in Coal City and graduated from Coal City High …

Luella J. (Countryman) Pankow, 99, of Morris passed away peacefully at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab Center on Friday, December 3, 2021. Born June 11, 1922, in Plainfield, IL, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Luella (Rodgers) Countryman.Luella grew up in the rural Plainfield …

John Beal RonchettiAge 61 of Diamond, Illinois passed unexpectedly on November 29, 2021.Born in Morris, Illinois in 1960, John was the son of John “Jack” and Jeanne (Beal) Ronchetti. He was raised in Coal City and graduated with the class of 1978.John met his wife Pamela (née Bogash) in high…

Olive Jean Parker, 78, of Morris, passed away Monday, November 22, 2021, at Lightways in Joliet, with her loving family by her side.Born December 20, 1942, in Morris, IL, she was the daughter of the late Douglas and Addie (Wilkinson) Welsh. Jean attended school at LaSalle Peru and graduated …

Willard “Bud” PerkinsAge 95 of Gardner, Illinois, passed away Sunday morning, November 28, 2021 at Heritage Health in Dwight.Born February 5, 1926 in rural Herscher, Illinois, Willard Eldon was a son of Alva Willard and Kathryn L. (Brockman) Perkins. He was raised in the Gardner area and gra…

Katie Marie Patrick, 11 days old, of Coal City passed away at Christ Advocate Medical Center in Oak Lawn on Sunday, November 21, 2021  in her parents’ arms and will live in their hearts and the Lord’s house forever.  Katie was born on November 11, 2021 in Joliet, IL. to Richard E. and Shanno…

Gordon R. McClintock, 67, of Morris, passed away Sunday, November 28, 2021 at his home.Born September 5, 1954 in Joliet, he was the son of Merle and Deloris (Lee) McClintock. He graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1972. He married Terry Enger on November 29, 1980 at the Platt…

Keri Ann Walker–Andrews  Age 53 of Morris, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.Born November 15, 1968 in Honolulu, Hawaii, Keri Ann is a daughter of Cynthia Lyne (nee Harrington) of Morris and the late Richard A. Walker. She …

Phyllis L. Anderson, 84, of Kewanee, formerly of Morris, Illinois, died Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Courtyard Estates. Phyllis was born January 25, 1937, in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of Horace H. and Thelma L. (Carlson) Harrod. She graduated from Morris Community High School with th…

Rosalia A. Rose, 53, of Morris, formerly of Joliet, unexpectedly passed away in her home Friday 11/26/2021.Born in Chicago on August 7, 1968, she was the daughter of the late Lonnie Cooper and Theresa (Stephen) Tighe. She was raised and educated in Chicago, eventually moving to the Joliet ar…

Richard Joseph Meadows, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family in Morris, IL on Nov. 26, 2021.He was born July 26, 1945 in Greensboro, N.C, to Joseph and Pauline Meadows and grew up in a military family making many moves in his early years.  He graduated from Milton High School in …

Judith Ann Stump, 80, of Morris passed away Friday November 26, 2021 at the Pointe at Morris Senior Living. Born August 20,1941 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the daughter of Selma Harrington. She graduated from Morris High School and was a lifetime Member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. She…

Andrea A. (Rygiewicz) Gulias of Minooka passed away in her home on Thursday November 25, 2021, with her husband and family by her side.Born on October 03, 1943, in Chicago, Il she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Jean Rygiewicz.  She grew up on the south side of Chicago in the area o…

John Joseph Foddrill, age 81, of Morris, went home to the Lord on November 20, 2021, with loved ones by his side.He was born October 18, 1940 to the late Marjorie (Sawhill) and John Foddrill in Des Moines, Iowa. He graduated from Des Moines Technical High School, where he met his future wife…

Debra P. Witt, 68, of Dwight passed away Sunday November 21, 2021, at Morris Hospital after a brief illness.Born April 20, 1953, in Joliet, Illinois she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Dorothy (Windom) Kuder.  Debra grew up in the Mazon area and attended the schools in Mazon gradua…

Virginia Mae WollgastAge 95 of Morris, Illinois and formerly of Gardner, Illinois, passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Regency Care of Morris.Born February 6, 1926 in Morris, Illinois, Virginia Mae was a daughter of Roy and Dorothy (Patton) Uerkwitz. She was raised and educated in Mor…