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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 …

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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…

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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…

Betty E.  Williams, 85, of Mazon, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019 at home with family at her bedside. She was born October 8, 1933 in Mazon, the fourth child of the late LaVerne and Geraldine (Murray) Babcock.Raised and educated in Mazon, Betty attended schools there until her senior yea…

Joyce  E. Chapman, 86, of Morris, passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019 at Morris Hospital with her loving family by her side going to be with her Lord and Savior.Born September 18, 1932 in Morris, she was the daughter of Bernard and Edna(Lemke)Peterson.  She graduated f…

Barbara “Barb” Kenney, age, 72 at rest peacefully on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. Barb was born in Morris on March 30, 1947 to the late Floyd and Josephine (nee Dewey) Grieff.Survived by her loving husband of 40 years, Michael…

Lynn W. Shearin, 65, of Morris, passed away Tuesday evening, June 11, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.Born April 15, 1954 in Camp Polk, Louisana, she was the daughter of Gerald and Kathryn(Garwood)Moore.  She graduated from Morris Community High School with the class of 1972 and…

Charlotte “Char” M. Vodacek, 76, of Mazon, passed away Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Central DuPage Hospital.  She was born in Morris on November 24, 1942, the daughter of the late Enar and Sarah (Isham) Nelson.Raised and educated in Mazon, Char graduated from Mazon Township High School with the C…

Tom Karlin “Moose”Age 66 of Morris, passed away Saturday, May 25, 2019.Born June 26, 1952 in Morris, Illinois, Thomas Patrick was a son of Eugene James and Bernice Ione (Hagen) Karlin. He was raised and educated in Morris; graduated from Morris Community High School with the Class of 1970 an…

Ruth B. Bainbridge, 89, of Verona, passed away May 30, 2019 at Morris Hospital. She was born January 29, 1930 in Philadelphia, the daughter of the late Albert and Bertha Willing.Ruth married William Bainbridge on September 15, 1951. She had a great love for music, playing both the piano and …

Gloria HarringtonAge 94 and a lifelong resident of Morris, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 06, 2019 at Regency Care of Morris.Born October 23, 1924 in Morris, Illinois, Gloria Maxine was a daughter of Charles and Alice (Bartlett) Fraley. She was a graduate of Morris Community High S…

William L. Brooks Sr., of Gardner, passed away peacefully June 5, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.Born September 12, 1937, in Gardner, he was the son of the late Clyde and Gertrude (Kroll) Brooks. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy, serving two years. Bill married the fo…

Tara Suzanne (Male) Cheskie, 40, of LaSalle, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, June 3, 2019 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. She was born March 11, 1979 in Morris, the daughter of Scott and Rita (Campbell) Male of Morris.Raised and educated in Morris, Tara graduated from Morris…

Donna Mae Burnham, 85, of Morris, passed away Saturday evening, June 1, 2019 at her home.Born April 18, 1934 in Morris, she was raised by her uncle and grandmother, Herman and Elizabeth Tasdal.  She graduated from Morris High School with the class of 1952. Donna married William E. Burnham on…

Velma Maxine Meier, 92, of Morris, passed away Thursday May 23, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare in Morris. Born in Mc Cune, Kansas on May 31, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Phillip and Nellie Elizabeth (Kennedy) Harrington.Velma married Herbert Clarion Lloyd in 1942, and he preceded h…

Charles Henry Steele, age 77 of Yorkville, IL passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Kindred Care in Sycamore, IL. He was born on August 22, 1941 in Morris, IL the son of Donald and Mary (Harney) Steele.

Donald K. ("Sleeve") Severson, 92, of Morris, died May 19, 2019 at Park Pointe Health Care and Rehab, Morris, IL.  Born June 11, 1926 in Vienna Township, IL, he was the son of the late Mary and John Severson. His parents, who immigrated from Norway, farmed the “Welden place” near Kinsman, fo…

Robert D. Brown, 88, of Tampa, FL, formerly of Morris, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Florida at his son’s home. He was born February 22, 1931 in Morris, the son of the late Louis and Elsie (Hart) Brown.Raised and educated in Morris, Bob graduated from Morris High School with the Class …

Orville “Buck” MillerAge 80 and a lifelong resident of Coal City, passed away peacefully Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.Born April 30, 1939 at home in Coal City, Orville Adelbert was the youngest of seven born to Clyde Gibson and Lucille Katherine (Colson) Miller. He w…

Charlene C. Fruland, 82, of Morris, passed away early Monday morning, May 20, 2019 following a long illness.Born January 19, 1937 in Morris, she was the daughter of Charles and Genevieve(Collins)Anderson. She attended ICS and St. Raymond’s Grade School, graduated from Morris High school with…

Edward L. “Swede” Madsen, III, of Morris, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 in Morris Hospital.  He was born December 8, 1939 in Chicago, the son of the late Edward and Adele (Ostendorf) Madsen.Raised and educated in Chicago, Swede graduated from Morgan Park Academy where he excelled in foo…

James “Jim” L. Gretencord, II, age 55, of Morris, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 of pancreatic cancer. He spent his last days surrounded by his devoted wife and loving family. Jim was born September 13, 1963 in Morris, the favorite son of JoAnne (Hannigan) Gretencord and the late James L…

Thomas J. Anders, 73, of Morris, passed away Wednesday evening, May 15, 2019 at his home with his family by his side.Born April 3, 1946 in Morris, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Jane(Cosgrove)Anders. He attended Cassem, Nettle Creek and Center schools and graduated from Morris Community H…

Gary R. Langeland, age 75 of Yorkville, IL passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Joliet Community Hospice in Joliet, IL. He was born on October 6, 1943 in Joliet, IL the son of Rudolph and Rochelle (Beard) Langeland.

Donna J. Carlson, 79, of Morris, passed away Monday morning, May 13, 2019 at her home with her loving family by her side.Born November 2, 1939 in Morris, the daughter of Clarence and Sarah(Anderson)Erickson.  Raised and educated in Morris and graduated from Morris High School with the class …

Dean F. Jacobson, 92, of Morris, passed away late Friday evening, May 10, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare and Rehab Center in Morris with his family by his side.Born November 10, 1926 on a family farm in Kendall County, he was the son of Peter and Sadie(Fruland)Jacobson.  He attended Collins …

Thomas Stephen Cwik, age 86 of Chicago, formerly of Morris, passed away Sunday May 5, 2019 at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago. Born December 30, 1932 in Chicago, Thomas was a son of Peter and Caroline (nee Rutkowski) Cwik. He was raised and educated in Chicago, graduated from Fo…

Sally Jo Bedeker, 72, of Morris, IL and Cave Creek, AZ died peacefully at home on May 3, 2019.She is survived by her husband, James, daughter, Cynthia “Cindi” (Patrick) Brankin of Western Springs, IL, Sister, Judith Stangland of Morris and three grandchildren, Cortney Bedeker, Tara Brankin a…

Robert F. “Peanut” Cheshareck, 81, of Morris, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born April 15, 1938 in Morris, a son of the late Anthony and Mary (Karpowicz) Cheshareck.He was raised and educated in Morris, graduating in 1956 as valedictorian of his class from Morris High School.  He j…

Nova Loveta Ferguson, 84, of Morris, passed away at home Monday, May 6, 2019. She was born August 12, 1934 in Camp Dix, KY, the daughter of the late Lloyd V. and Lena (Stafford) Fannin.She married Clifford “Bud” Ferguson who preceded her in death in 1993.Nova worked for local businesses incl…

Lorrie TylerAge 96 of Coal City, passed away peacefully on Wednesday afternoon, May 1, 2019 at her home with her family by her side.Born at the family home on July 12, 1922 in Carbon Hill, Delores Lucille “Lorrie” was a daughter of Frank and Ursula (Korelc) Skubic. She was raised in Carbon H…

Melissa A. (Vanderheyden) Jones, age 46, passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, after suffering a massive stroke.  Born in Green Bay, WI on February 2, 1973, she was the daughter of the late Robert J. (Juliet) Vanderheyden and the late Linda A. Vanderheyden. She graduated from Morris High Sc…

Terra Welch, 21, of Chicago, passed away unexpectedly Monday, April 29, 2019 in Chicago.  She was born May 12, 1997 in Morris, the daughter of Terry Welch and the late Michele (Prather) Welch.Raised and educated in Morris, Terra graduated from Morris High School. She was musically and artist…

Timothy “Tim” Scott Doss, 45, of Plainfield, IL, passed away unexpectedly Monday April 29, 2019. He was born February 5, 1974 in Lima, OH, the son of Janet L. Doss and the late David E. Doss of Bellefontaine, OH.A 1992 graduate of Indian Lake High School, Tim’s many accomplishments in high s…

Darlene A. Howen, 92, of Morris, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Morris Hospital. She was born September 21, 1926 in Morris, the daughter of the late Joseph and Myrtle (Lewins) Bunton.Raised and educated in the Mazon area, Darlene married Willard L. Howen on November 28, 1947. He prece…

Russel M. Jorstad, 90, passed away peacefully Friday evening, April 26, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home with his loving family by his side.He was born on July 22, 1928, in Morris, the son of Sidney R. and Mildred (Olson) Jorstad.  He attended Dix school in Nettle Creek Townshi…

Joseph Lloyd Orndorff passed away suddenly on April 14, 2019 in San Diego, California.   He was born in Elk Grove Village on Dec 15, 1980, graduated Morris Community HS in 1999, the University of Illinois in 2003 and upon graduation was employed by the Navy as a civilian engineer in San Dieg…

Elizabeth N. Gabel, 95, of Morris, passed away peacefully Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Park Pointe Healthcare & Rehabilitation of Morris.  Theodosia Louise Elizabeth was born on August 18, 1923, in Davenport, Iowa to the late Leona (Jack) and Louis Nichlos.They moved to Morris in 1925 whe…