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Daisy E. Day, 81, of Marseilles, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2021 at home.  Born July 24, 1939 in Union City, TN, she was the daughter of the late Reverend Arnold and Annette Buol.Daisy grew up in Plainfield IL and went to Lockport High School.  She married Donald Day on July …

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Diane F. VanCleave, 77, of Morris, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 13, 2021 at the Morris Hospital.Born February 1, 1943 in Morris, she was the daughter of Walter and Helen (Sjostrom) Lumpp. She graduated from Morris Community High School and later attended cosmetology school to bec…

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John “Jack” Hall Grenell, 83, of Mazon, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 17, 2021 in Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.  Born November 19, 1937 in Morris, he was the son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Hall) Grenell.Jack grew up in Mazon, graduating from Mazon Verona Kinsman High Schoo…

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Lorene F. (Brown) Hutchings, 84, of Morris, passed away peacefully Saturday, January 16, 2021 in her home with her loving family at her bedside.Born March 24, 1936 in Kewanee, IL. She is the daughter of Harold D. and Edith (Hulstrom) Brown.  Her family moved to Seneca during the Ship Yard da…

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Benjamin F. Kelly, 98, of Morris and formerly of Berwyn, IL, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. Born February 21, 1922 in San Antonio, TX, he was the son of the late B. Frank and Irene (Adair) Kelly.Benjamin was a graduate of Austwell High School with the Class of 1938 in Austwell, TX.  A…

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Ardith A. Cooper, 88, of Morris, went to be with the Lord on Friday, January 15, 2021.Born January 12, 1933 in Atlas, Illinois in Pike County, the daughter of George and Venita (Scott) Payne. She graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1951.  She married Orin Cooper Jr. on April 15, 1951. T…

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Patricia A. Diederich, 83, of Morris, passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Born December 20, 1937 in Ottawa, IL, she was the daughter of the late Basil and Rosa R. “Ruth” (Donohoo) Boren.Patricia grew up in Morris, attending Morris schools and graduating from Morris…

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Joan A. BaileyAge 70 of Wilmington, formerly of Bourbonnais, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox.Born January 14, 1950 in Joliet, Joan Arlene was a daughter of George Austin and Arlene (Richmond) Puckett. She was raised and educated in Wilmington and g…

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John A. Durkin Sr., 92, passed away peacefully Sunday, January 10, 2021 at his home in Morris surrounded by his family. Born November 2, 1928 in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Mary (Galvin) Durkin. John grew up and attended school in Chicago. After high school he serve…

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Teresa M. Yokubonis, age 73 years, of Morris, IL., passed away on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Morris Hospital.She was born on June 16, 1947 in Elmhurst, IL. to Edward and Marion (nee Bugarewicz) Augustyniak. She grew up in that area and attended York Community High School where she met Jame…

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Mary Teresa Micetich age 79 of Morris, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris.Born May 28, 1941 in Morris, Illinois, Mary Teresa was a daughter of James William and Marie Gloria (Papach) Barr. She was raised in Morris, attended St…

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Jackie Jennings (nee Bockman), age 55, of Morris, IL passed away peacefully on the evening of Monday, January 4, 2021, at her home with her husband, daughter and sister by her side.She was born on June 20, 1965, at St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet, and is the daughter of Linda and Richard Bockm…

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Carla J. VaccaAge 63 of Coal City, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2021 at her home.Born October 22, 1957 in Joliet, Illinois, Carla Jean was a daughter of Donald Joseph and Delores Irene (Bertino) Vacca. She attended St. John’s School for the Deaf in Wisconsin, and went on to graduate fr…

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John J. VaccaAge 69 of Coal City, passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2021 at his home.Born November 27, 1951, John James was the son of Donald Joseph and Delores Irene (Bertino) Vacca. He was raised in Coal City; graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1969, and went on to att…

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Norma J. Varland, 88, of Morris passed away Wednesday, December 30, 2020. She was born on February 19, 1932 in Marseilles, Illinois to John and Fern (Moore) Schmanske.Norma was a lifelong resident of the Marseilles and Morris area. She married Ronald Poole in October 1951, together they had …

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Hazel A. GregaAge 95 of Coal City, passed away Friday, January 1, 2021 at Heritage Health in Dwight.Born November 26, 1925 in Troy Grove, Illinois, Hazel Albertha was a daughter of Russell and Mabel (Kofoid) Miller. She was raised and educated in the Troy Grove area, and at an early age went…

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Lester “Les” HebererAge 76, of Braidwood, IL passed away suddenly, Tuesday, December 28, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. Born February 1, 1944 in Belleville, IL to the late Walter and Gertrude (nee Range) Heberer.  He was a graduate of Freeburg High School in 1962.  He was …

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Betty Jane Stangland, 87, of Morris, passed away early Sunday morning, December 27, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.Born July 3, 1933 in Morris, she was the daughter of Harold and Helen (Larson) Johnson. She graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1951. Betty married Robert Stangland…

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Gerald “Gerry” Greenway, 83, of Morris, passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 in Morris Hospital. Born May 1, 1937 in Chicago, he was the son of the late Charles and Freda (Grapes) Greenway.                                     Raised and educated in Chicago schools, Gerry graduated from Fe…

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Eleanor Ruth (Wade) Anderson, 80, of Morris, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Rush Hospital in Chicago.  Born February 5, 1940 in Louisville, Mississippi, she was the daughter of the late James G. and Glennie G Wade.As a teenager, Eleanor and her family moved to Itasca IL in 1954. Sh…

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Marijayne BaudinoAge 87 of formerly of Kinsman, passed away peacefully, Friday, December 25, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris, Illinois.Born August 14, 1933 in Morris, Marijayne was a daughter of Everett and Gertrude (Dearth) Matthews. She was raised in Coal…

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Steven C. Fannin, 71, of Morris, Illinois, passed away December 25, 2020 due to complications of kidney disease.He was born in Camp Dix, Kentucky on February 8, 1949, the son of Lennie and Opal (Gilliam) Fannin. Steve graduated from Morris Community High School. He received a football schola…

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Mildred "Millie" RhodesAge 71 of Morris, formerly of South Wilmington, passed away on Friday, December 25, 2020 at Morris Hospital.Born March 8, 1949 in Morris, Mildred Bernice was the daughter of Melvin and Mary (Lampman) Mikkelson. She was raised and educated in Morris, and later relocated…

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Donald A. Hatz, 76, loving husband and father of three children, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020. He was born October 14, 1944 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL, the son of the late James and Lois (Johnson) Hatz. His siblings are Linda Rogers and James Hatz, Jr.Raised in New Le…

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James HelsingAge 16 of Braidwood, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 19, 2020.Born June 29, 2004 in Joliet, Illinois, James Allen is a son of Jeremy Allen and Deborah Denene (Murphy) Helsing. He was a Junior at Reed Custer High School where he excelled in wrestling and was a true…

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William V. Martin“Bill”Age 90 of Morris and formerly of Odell, passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Park Pointe Gardens in Morris, Illinois.Born July 7, 1930 in Pontiac, Illinois, William Vincent was the son of William Frederick and Ellen “Nellie” (Condon) Martin. He was ra…

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Linda L. Bockman(nee Stewart) Age 74, of Morris, IL passed away early Tuesday morning, December 15, 2020, at Morris Hospital.  She was born March 27, 1946, in Peoria, IL where she was raised and educated.   In 1963, she married her lifelong partner Richard and they built a home in Channahon …

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Maxine E. Sheedy, 98, of Morris, passed away early Saturday morning, December 19, 2020 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.Born October 26, 1922 in Morris, she was the daughter of John and Hattie (Britt) Mitchell.  She graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1940…

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Gregory R. Hucksold, 46, of Channahon, Illinois passed away December 13, 2020 in St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.  Born December 16, 1974, he was the son of Richard (Madeleine Palmo) Hucksold and Patricia Piotrowski (Melvin Gossmyer).Greg graduated from Rich South High School in Mattson,…

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Walter H. Bradley, age 84 years, of Carbon Hill, IL. passed away on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.He was born November 8, 1936 in Joliet, IL. to William and Mildred (nee McCowan) Bradley. He graduated from Minooka High School and later served his country h…

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Donna J. (Ballard) Gordon, 71, passed away peacefully in the arms of her husband and daughters on December 13, 2020.Donna was born on July 22, 1949 in St. Joseph, Missouri. She was raised in Morris, Il from the age of 3, where she attended Morris schools, graduating in 1967. After high schoo…

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Rose E. Thorson, 93, of Morris, passed away Wednesday morning, December 16, 2020 at the Gardens at Park Pointe in Morris with her family by her side.Born May 6, 1927 in Sheridan, she was the daughter of Raymond and Ella (Arneson) Thorson. She graduated from Morris High School with the class …

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Lester Alan Leyes, 67, of Marseilles, IL, formerly of Wilmington, IL, passed away Saturday, December 12, 2020 at his home.  Born August 11, 1953 in Joliet, IL to the late Lester F. and Dorothy (nee Stehl) Leyes. Lester married Kathy Paulsen on July 26, 2013 in Ottawa, IL. He retired from Akz…

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Peter OdoAge 70 of Diamond, passed away Monday, December 14, 2020 at Morris Hospital.Peter was born October 9, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois. He was raised and educated in Braidwood, and graduated from Reed-Custer High School with the Class of 1968. On August 17, 1970, Peter married Linda L. End…

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Edna Louise Nelson, 92, of Morris, passed away Sunday, December 13, 2020 at The Gardens at Park Pointe in Morris. Born April 10, 1928 in Morris, she was the daughter of the late Theodore and Maude (Jackson) Trenter.Educated in Morris Schools, Edna graduated from Morris High School with the C…

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Evelyn S. Swenhaugen, 102, of Seneca, passed away late Friday evening, December 11, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.Born July 30, 1918 in Morris, she was the daughter of Peter and Esther (Anderson) Hausken.  She attended Seneca High School. Evelyn married Marvin Swenhaugen on June 13, 1943 at th…

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Lucie Hummel Thorsen, 87, of Morris IL passed away on December 8, 2020. She was born November 23, 1933, the daughter of the late Herman and Iva (Grant) Gehrke. She married Larry Thorsen on January 1, 1983. She was a loving wife, mother, grandma and great grandma. Lucie is survived by her hus…

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Jackie “Jack” L. Fritchtnitch, 81, of Morris, IL, passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2020 in Morris.   Born August 11, 1939 in Port Byron, IL, he was a son of the late Wilbur “Ike” and Gertrude (Sansale) Fritchtnitch.Jack was raised and attended schools in Chandlerville, IL. He was baptized …

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Richard E. McTague, 92, of Morris, passed away early Tuesday morning, December 8, 2020 at the Morris Hospital.  Born March 25, 1928 in Morris, he was the son of Fabian and Olive (Patton) McTague.He graduated from Morris Community High School with the Class of 1946.  He served in the United S…

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James K. Grady, age 69 years, of Coal City, IL. passed away on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at Morris Hospital.James, or Jimmy as he was known to his loved ones, was born on May 8, 1951 in Chicago , IL. to Daniel Sr. and Helen (nee Krasnopolski) Grady. He grew up with his close family in the …

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Kathleen M. Grady, age 73 years, of Coal City, IL. passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at Morris Hospital.She was born on July 29, 1947 in Chicago, IL. to Daniel Sr. and Helen (nee Krasnopolski) Grady. Kathleen grew up with her close family in the Chicago area and graduated from Gage Pa…

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Jean Carol (nee Johnson) Barker passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on Thursday evening, December 3, 2020. Jean was a lifelong Joliet area resident, born on May 23, 1932, to the late Albin and Mabel (Fields) Johnson. She was a graduate of Joliet Central High School.

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Monica M. Drinan, 102, of Morris, formerly of Kinsman, passed away Wednesday evening, December 2, 2020 at Regency Care of Morris.Born January 18, 1918, she was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Vint) Slattery. She attended the Buckeye, a one room country school near Kinsman for eight ye…

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John Lloyd Perry, 85, of Morris, passed away Thursday morning, December 3, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.Born July 19, 1935 in Columbus, Nebraska, he was the son of Calvin and Florence (Killham) Perry. He married the love of his life Joan Smith on September 5, 1953. Joh…

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The Service of Remembrance for Mr. James "Jim" Edward Spiller, age 77, of Hernando, Florida, will be held 5:30 PM, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at the Inverness Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes with Pastor Greg Kell officiating.The family will receive friends from 4:30 PM until 5:30 PM, Wednesd…

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Beverly D. Kneller, 82, of Morris, passed away Tuesday morning, December 1, 2020 at her home with her family by her side.Born on August 10, 1938 in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Earl and Amelia (Zimmerman) Bemis. She graduated from Neillsville High School.  She marrie…