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God truly gained an angel today as Eleanor M. Goodwin, 89, of Morris, Illinois passed away peacefully at home on August 20, 2019. Born August 2, 1930, she was the daughter of the late Gerhard and Adda (Jamison) Thompson.Eleanor was a hard worker who worked in the fields, the Mazon Coil Facto…

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Barbara L. Cleveland, 79, of Morris passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 in Morris. She was born on December 11, 1939 in Walkenda, MO to the late John Lawrence and Mary (Bates) Staton.

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Robert W. “Bob” Limbach, age 76, of Morris, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday August 17, 2019.Bob was born to William and Marjorie(Rosendahl)Limbach on August 13, 1943, in Morris, Illinois.  He attended Hume Grade School and graduated from Morris Community High S…

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Eugene PopeAge 93, of Morris, IL and formerly of Lockport, IL, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.  He was born June 23, 1926 to the late Paul G. Pope and Ester Crow.  Gene was a proud veteran of the United States Army, fighting for his country …

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Rosie M. PierceAge 85 of Coal City and formerly Davenport, Iowa, passed away Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born April 21, 1934 in Minatare, Nebraska, Rosie Maria was a daughter of Alexander and Elizabeth (Adolph) Meter. She was raised in Neb…

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James E. Votta "Jim"Age 73 of Carbon Hill passed away Thursday August 15, 2019 at his home.Born July 6, 1946 in Joliet, James Eugene was a son of John and Violet (nee Bray) Votta. He was raised and educated in Coal City, and graduated from Coal City High School with the Class of 1964. On Feb…

Loretta J. Holm, 81, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, August 12, 2019 at home. She was born September 16, 1937 in Joliet, the daughter of the late Bernice Mitchell. Her father died when she was very young.

Nancy A. Lear, 77, of Morris, passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Park Pointe Gardens in Morris. She was born February 24, 1942 in Morris, the daughter of the late Everett and Mary (Krzysciak) Granville.Raised and educated in Morris, Nancy graduated from Morris Community Hig…

Cindy L. Armstrong(nee Faust)At the age of 58, on Monday, August 12, 2019, it appears that Cindy L. Armstrong lost her long battle with chronic depression and pain; in a moment of weakness, she may have given up on her own life.  As a family, we did not see this coming.  She was born in Joli…

Betty L. Nelson, 89, of Morris, passed away early Saturday morning, August 10, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.Born December 31, 1929 in Normal, she was the daughter of Anthony and Irma(Davidson)Bradley.  She graduated from high school in Peoria and graduated from S…

Andrew Vincent Burkhart of Mazon, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, August 7th, 2019.Although only 32 at the time of his death, Andrew made an impact on many people during his lifetime. Andrew was born on August 15, 1986 to David and Melinda (Hodgson) Burkhart. He was preceded in death by his…

Anne Marie PuchAge 69 of Morris, formerly of Homer Glen, passed away Tuesday August 6, 2019 at her home.Born October 19, 1949 in Chicago, Anne Marie was a daughter of John and Bernice (nee Radzinski) McKeigue. She was raised and educated in Worth and Orland Park, and graduated from Carl Sand…

Norma A. Sisk, age 88, of Coal City, IL. passed away on Monday, August, 5, 2019, at Morris Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Donald A. Baron, age 72, passed from his earthly home and into his Heavenly home, where he was welcomed with open arms by his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday morning, August 4, 2019, surrounded by his loving family at Joliet Area Community Hospice.

Margaret “Peggy” RagainAge 80 of Coal City and formerly of Wilmington, passed away Saturday afternoon, August 3, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family.Born October 18, 1938 in South Amboy, New Jersey, Margaret Ann was a daughter of William Edward “Jersey” and Ruth Ann (Connor) Klegman. S…

Beth Marie Carlson, age 73, passed away peacefully with her family by her side, early Sunday morning August 4, 2019 and into the presence of her Lord and Savior.Beth was born to the late Thomas and Frances (Nelson) Clayton in Morris, IL on November 11, 1945. She attended Morris Grade and Hig…

Michael BertaAge 72 of Coal City, passed away Friday morning, August 2, 2019 at his home surrounded by his loving family.Born February 5, 1947 in Joliet, Illinois, Bernard Michael, Jr. was a son of Bernard Michael, Sr. “Barney” and Margaret Aldeen “Mardeen” (Boggio) Berta. He was raised in C…

John Joseph “Jack” Lardi, age 84, of Coal City, IL. passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, August 4, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Ryan Caleb O’Neill, 19, passed away suddenly on July 30, 2019. Born July 19, 2000 in Maywood, he was the son of Bryan O’Neill and Nara Newell.Ryan had lived in Morris all his life, attending Saratoga School and Morris High School. He was into anything that involved cars and racing or wildern…

Robert E. Springer, 71, of Morris, passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at home.  He was born November 17, 1947 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late William E. and Mamie (Cooper) Springer.Bob was raised and educated in Kentucky, moving to Morris in 1963. He worked for many years as an auto m…

Roy J. Ralston, age 82, of Morris, passed away late Thursday evening July 18, 2019 in Springfield, IL. He was born July 14, 1937 near Palmyra IL, the son of the late Albert and Mary (Eyer) Ralston.Roy came to Morris at the age of 16 and worked for Ninora Farms. He married Mary Jane Kline on …

Donald R. “Lum” Varner, age 81, of Morris, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Saturday, July 27, 2019. He was born August 16, 1937 in Rankin, IL, the son of the late Fleming Eugene and Marian (Theiben) Varner.Raised and educated in Rankin, Don married Arlene “Cookie” Stover …

Charlotte M. Farrell(nee Bohner)Age 68 of Morris, passed away Thursday July 25, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation in Morris.Born April 10, 1951 in Watseka, Illinois, Charlotte Mae was the daughter of Charles and Lulu (nee Bowen) Bohner. She was raised on a farm between Watsek…

Michael A. Howe, 40, of Marseilles, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, July 23, 2019. He was born September 7, 1978 in Morris, the son of the late Orville and Roberta (Fisher) Howe.Raised and educated in Morris, Michael was an avid WWE wrestling and Chicago Bears fan and a diehard Chicago C…

Dania M. (Pemble) Huminsky, age 55, of Wilmington, passed away Monday, July 22, 2019 at home.  She was born October 8, 1963 in Joliet to the late Glenn Sr. and Carolyn (Ferro) Pemble.Dania lived in Elwood for many years where she raised her family. Dania was a C.N.A. for several years and en…

Trena Ann Carracso Parrish, 63, of Florence, AZ passed peacefully on July 17, 2019 in Casa Grande, AZ with her loving family her side. Trena was born on October 21, 1955 in Joliet, IL to William Howard and Barbara Parrish. She grew up in Joliet and attended Gardner Grade School and graduated…

Kathryn Mary ArnstromAge 56 of Gardner, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 20, 2019 at her home.Born January 11, 1963 in Joliet, Illinois, Kathryn is a daughter of Ray Allen Hargis of Gardner and the late Diane Grace (nee Weeks) Hargis. She was raised in Gardner, where she at…

Audrey E. Hexdall, 93, of Morris, passed away early Sunday morning, July 21, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris.Born on September 18, 1925 in Seneca, she was the daughter of B. O’ Neal and Maye(Larson)Enger. She graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1943.…

Grace L. Cheshareck Glover, 61, of Morris, passed away early Friday morning, July 19, 2019 at her home.Born October 25, 1957 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Daniel and Dolores(Jensen)Sweeney.  She graduated from St. Gregory High School in Chicago, got her associate degree in nursing from…

Catharine H. BroderickApril 12, 1931-July 17, 2019Catharine H. Broderick(nee Clennon), 88, of Morris, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, July 17, 2019.Born in Joliet, raised in Minooka, she was the daughter of John and Catharine(nee Corcoran)Clennon.Cathari…

Jean Ann Naretto  (nee Trotter)Age 85, of Braceville, IL, passed away, Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Morris Hospital in Morris, IL. Born March 9, 1934 in Mazon, IL to the late Robert W. and Anna Marie (nee Baudino) Trotter.  Member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in South Wilmington, IL.  Jean …

 Peggy Thorson-SchroderAge 66 of Morris, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at The Parc of Joliet.Born September 29, 1952 in Morris, Illinois, Peggy Elaine was a daughter of Vernon Dale and Hazel (Hendrickson) Thorson. She was raised in Morris and graduated from Joliet East High School with…

John P. Gram, 90, of Morris, passed away Saturday morning, July 13, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris with his family by his side.Born June 26, 1929 in Dwight, he was the son of Peter and Marie(Struebing)Gram.  He graduated from Dwight Grade School and Dwight High Sch…

Victoria “Vicki” Annette (Reader) Carter, 62, of Mazon, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Heritage Health in Dwight IL.Vicki was born on November 21st, 1956 in Litchfield, IL to the late Russell Reader and the late Darlene Hildebrand (Harry) Dustman. After working several years…

Sally Ann SquellatiAge 71 of Coal City, passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 11, 2019 at her home.Born September 27, 1947 in Joliet, Illinois, Sally was a daughter of Claude and Mildred (McCormick) Saulsburry. She was raised and educated in Coal City, and on July 2, 1966, Sally married Chu…

Harold R. Walker, 66, of Seneca, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his bedside Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born September 8, 1952 in Ottawa, the son of the late Orville and Mildred (Wise) Walker.

Martha Mae Patterson(nee Armstrong)Age 98, of Braidwood, IL passed away peacefully, Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Dwight, IL. She was born June 30, 1921 in Virginia, IL.  She was the sixth of nine children born to the late Daniel Crockett and Elva Clara (nee Miller…

James Henke, Sr.“Jim”Age 70 of Wilmington passed away Friday June 28, 2019 at his home.Born September 26, 1948 in Joliet, James Brian was a son of LeRoy and Annabelle (nee Hutton) Henke. He was raised and educated in Wilmington and graduated from Wilmington High School with the Class of 1966…

Christopher A. Grossi, 52, of Morris, passed away peacefully Friday, June 28, 2019. He was born November 9, 1966 in Morris, the son of Sharon (Selby) and the late Raymond Grossi Sr.Raised and educated in Morris, Chris graduated from Morris Community High School with the Class of 1984. He mar…

Nicholas Ryan "Nicky" Harris, age 9, of Morris, IL, passed on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from injuries sustained in an accident.  He was born August 1, 2009 to Amy (nee Singletary) and Paul Harris.  He had just finished the fourth grade at Immaculate Conception Catholic Grade School and was star…

Glenn G. Mattes, 81, of Morris, passed away peacefully Monday, June 24, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris. He was born June 23, 1938 in Princeton, IL, the son of the late Erwin and Mildred (Peach) Mattes.Raised and educated in Walnut, IL, Glenn went on to further his educa…

Dorothy MillardAge 68 of Diamond, formerly of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Alabama, and Mahomet, Illinois, passed away suddenly on Friday June 21, 2019 in Cancun, Mexico.Born September 16, 1950 In Kalamazoo, Dorothy Jean was a daughter of Wayne Roberts and Geraldine Gilmore. She was raised and educa…

Helen E. Royster, 92, of Morris, passed away peacefully Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehab in Morris. She was born April 15, 1927 in Mt. Pleasant, IL, the daughter of the late John and Lula (Foster) Jones.One of nine children, Helen lived in Goreville IL most of her …

Wanda L. StapletonAge 89 formerly of Carbon Hill, IL passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019 at Heritage Health in Streator.Born March 12, 1930 to Cecil and Kate (Thomas) Taylor, Wanda was raised in Pope County, IL, and went on to marry Kesley Stapleton on May 8, 1948 in Stonefort, IL. He preceded…

Ellen Catherine (nee Cahill) Slattery, age 100, of Morris and formerly of Kinsman and Dwight, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Home in Morris.Ellen was born in Emington, IL April 13, 1919, the daughter of Edward and Catherine Cahill. She attended a rural …

Theodore W. CrawfordAge 81 of Diamond, formerly of Westmont, Illinois, passed away Saturday June 15, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Morris, Illinois.Born July 12, 1937 in Danville, Illinois, Theodore Wendell was a son of Theodore and Helene (Taylor) Crawford. He …

Anthony C. "Tony" Eckert, age 80, of Streator, IL and formerly of Morris, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2019 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria.He was born May 6, 1939 to the late Helen (nee March) and Clarence Eckert in Elmhurst, IL and was raised and educated in West Salem, WI. To…