Our Obituaries

David L. Fuller

March 7, 1938 - January 24, 2018


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Arthur H. Goodwin

May 20, 1919 - January 15, 2018

Arthur Harold Goodwin Jr., 98, of Bloomington, died Monday (Jan. 15, 2018) at McLean County Nursing Home, Normal.He was born May 20, 1919, in Lynn, Mass., to Arthur Harold Sr. and Ethel Mae Adams Goodwin. He married his sweetheart, Elizabeth Julia "Betty" Lamond, on Sept. 20, 1942; she is still living.A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Resident Center (Multipurpose Room) at...
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William Edgar Bailey

August 30, 1937 - January 15, 2018

William Edgar "Ed" Bailey, 80, of Bloomington passed away Monday, January 15, 2018 at 1:50 p.m. at Advocate BroMenn in Normal. He was born August 30, 1937 in Charlottesville, Virginia, the son of Clyde and Carmen Bailey. He married Sue Ann Landefeld on March 26, 1961 in Newark, Ohio. She survives. Ed worked at State Farm for 42 years as a data processing analyst, retiring in...
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Lynn M. Chamberlain

July 16, 1946 - January 13, 2018

DOWNS - Lynn Chamberlain, 71, of Downs, passed away Saturday, January 13, 2018, at her residence.Lynn was born July 16, 1946, in Chicago, the daughter of Howard and Gene (Bourg) Parker. She married Jim Chamberlain on July 21, 1963, in Bloomington. He survives.Also surviving are their children, Lauri Chamberlain; Robin Chamberlain; and Kimberly Chamberlain, all of Bloomington; James (Elizabeth)...
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Hazel Wilcox

August 28, 1931 - January 12, 2018

Hazel E. Hinegardner Wilcox, 86, of Normal, passed away 7:05 a.m. Friday (Jan. 12, 2018) at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Normal.Her funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, with the Rev. Steve Evans officiating. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. at the memorial home. Burial will be at East Lawn Cemetery, Bloomington. The family suggests...
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Joe Mandrell

February 23, 1943 - January 12, 2018

CLINTON - Joseph Vernon Mandrell, 74, of Clinton, passed away Friday, January 12, 2018 at his residence.Joe was born in Clinton, the son of Lloyd and Louisa (Matheny) Mandrell. He married RuthAnn Florey on November 10, 1962, in DeWitt. She preceded him in death on July 21, 2017, in Bloomington.Surviving are their children, Jim (Sharon) Mandrell and Sharon Day, both of Clinton; six grandchildren...
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Kenneth L. Schroeder

September 10, 1921 - January 10, 2018

Normal - Kenneth L. "Ken" Schroeder, 96, of Normal, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018, after a brief hospitalization in Atlanta. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal with Pastor Jonathan Huehn and Pastor Timothy Fitzner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Kibler-Brady...
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Laura Emma Reed

April 12, 1942 - January 10, 2018

Laura Emma (Warren) Reed, formerly of Normal, died of a heart attack on January 10, 2018, while living in a care facility in Chandler, Arizona. Laura was born April 12, 1942, the second of four children, in Parkin, Arkansas, to Wise D. Warren, Sr., and Addie Mae Warren. She grew up in Gary, Indiana, graduating valedictorian of Gary Roosevelt High School in 1960. She married her high school...
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Cora Stella Builta

October 27, 1919 - January 8, 2018

Cora Stella Builta, 98, of Ellsworth, Illinois, passed away at 3:51 P.M., Monday, January 8, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal, Illinois.Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Saybrook Christian Church, Saybrook, Illinois with Pastor Stacy Landry officiating. Entombment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens Mausoleum, Bloomington, Illinois....
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Cora S. BUILTA

October 27, 1919 - January 8, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Marilyn Joy Craig

July 19, 1928 - January 6, 2018

Normal - Marilyn Joy Craig, 89, of Normal, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Select Care Nursing Home, Eureka.Her funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Family and friends are welcome. A private visitation will be held prior to the service. Burial will follow the service in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be her sons, Earl and Steven Craig; her grandsons,...
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Robert B. Mitchell

April 5, 1941 - January 5, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Charles V. MATTOON

December 12, 1925 - January 3, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Judith L. Stephens

February 27, 1948 - January 3, 2018

Judith "Judy" Lorraine Stephens, 69, of Bloomington passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 12:07 p.m. at her home. She was born February 27, 1948 in Coral Gables, Florida, the daughter of Frank and Nolda Jean MacMullin Cato. She married James Stephens on May 29, 1968 in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He survives. Judy was an U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Vietnam era. She enjoyed...
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Ayler P. Beale

August 24, 1960 - January 2, 2018

Ayler Pauline Beale was born on August 24, 1960, at Silver Cross Hospital in Joliet, Illinois. When she and two of her siblings were bussed to Taft Elementary School on the west side of Joliet in 1966 (when busing and integrating schools became law), she was the first one to take the brave first step onto school grounds. She was only six years old, and her family was very proud of her courage....
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Carol Alpers

June 9, 1933 - January 1, 2018

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Mason Crow

June 26, 1921 - December 31, 2017

Mason Dale Crow, 96, resident of Villas of Holly Brook and formerly of Towanda, passed away at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 31, 2017. He was born June 26, 1921 in Graymont, the son of Ervin and Lena (Hahn) Crow. He married Alice Marie Holzhauer in Marion County, Mississippi on July 30, 1949. She survives. Mason was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. When he returned home, he...
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Cindy L. LaCombe Edwards

July 10, 1957 - December 30, 2017

Bloomington -Cindy LaCombe Edwards, 60, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017, at her residence. Cindy was born July 10, 1957, in Rantoul, IL, the daughter of Rodger and Beverly Stemke Gillenwater. They survive.Also surviving is her brother, Keith (Yvonne) LaCombe, Normal; two sisters, Michele (Dave) Krueger, Bloomington; and Laura (Tom) Lamberti, Bloomington; five nephews,...
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George Washington Thomas

August 8, 1957 - December 26, 2017

George W. Thomas Jr. - Most people knew him as George, the "W" stands for Washington, but he has always been known to his family as June. George was the fourth of five children born to George W. Thomas Sr. and Mae Bell Thomas, née Henderson, on August 8, 1957. He grew up in a community on the Westside of Chicago known as "K-town" on the 4200 block of W. Cullerton. He and his five siblings...
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Holmes Carter

July 13, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Holmes Carter

July 13, 1925 - December 23, 2017

Bloomington - Holmes Carter, Jr. 92, Bloomington, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.Holmes was born July 13, 1925, in Shirley, the son of Holmes and Mabel Kidwell Carter Sr.  He married Betty Hoch on August 28, 1954.  She survives.Also surviving are their children, Mark (Karen Kistner) Carter; Lisa (Randy) Wylde; and Julie (Tom) Shackley, all of...
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Mary Josephine Keith

October 28, 1927 - December 20, 2017

Mary Josephine Keith, 90, resident of Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa, formerly of Bloomington passed away at 3:33 a.m. on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at the home. She was born on October 28, 1927 in Milan, Missouri, the daughter of Leo and Avice Shores Pigg. She married Charles Keith in 1952 in Missouri. He preceded her in death in July, 1994. Mary is survived...
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Michael Macesich

June 26, 1928 - December 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Glenn B. Hough

July 15, 1949 - December 17, 2017

Havana -Glenn Bennett Hough, 68, of Havana, passed away December 17, 2017.He was born July 15, 1949, in Canton, to Louis and Charlotte (née: Hadsall) Hough. Glenn graduated From Lewistown High school in 1968. He entered the Navy in 1968 to 1970 during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Hawaii. After returning from the Navy, Glenn worked at Caterpillar, International Harvester and later retired...
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Albert P. Kelley

April 26, 1927 - December 15, 2017

Bloomington - Albert "Al" Kelley, 90, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017 at Mclean County Nursing Home, Normal. Al was born April 26, 1927 in Bloomington, the son of Harry W. and Mabel Ahlers Kelley. He married Mary Jean Jenkins July 5, 1947, in Bloomington. She passed away in 2006. Also preceding him in death were his parents; a brother Edward; and one sister, Minnie Kelley...
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William J. Rada

January 19, 1960 - December 13, 2017

William J. "Bill" Rada, 57, of Normal, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 13, 2017) from a fall.Bill was the loving father of Maddie and Nic. He is also survived by his father, William A. Rada, and was a fond brother of Timothy (Barbara Milloit), Kathy (Gary) Tyler, Teresa Crossen, Susan (Kent) Olson, Patricia Elliott, Thomas and Joseph (Sharon). Bill is also survived by the mother of their children,...
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Mary Louise Clark

April 28, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Mary Louise Clark

April 28, 1926 - December 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Marion Joyce Patton

August 24, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Marion Joyce Patton

August 24, 1929 - December 11, 2017

Rio Verde, AZ - Marion Joyce Patton (Keller), 88, of Rio Verde, AZ, formerly from Bloomington, passed away December 11, 2017 at Desert Flower Assisted Living in Scottsdale, AZMarion was born August 24, 1929, in Kenosha, WI, the daughter of Arthur and Bessie Keller. She married Bruce Patton on February 3, 1951. He passed away May 23, 1994.Surviving are her daughter, Lisa Kelley (Eric), son Brad...
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Mary Ann Houchin

June 27, 1928 - December 10, 2017

Mary Ann Houchin, 89 of Normal, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3 am at the McLean County Nursing Home, Normal, Illinois.Her service will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 11am at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington with Rev. Gary York officiating. Following the service, entombment will be held at East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington. Visitation will be held...
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Mary Ann Houchin

January 17, 1947 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Mary Ann Houchin

January 17, 1947 - December 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Janet S. Turner

October 6, 1939 - December 9, 2017

Normal - Janet S. Turner, 78, of Normal, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Janet was born October 6, 1939, in Du Qoin, the daughter of Albert and Mayme Janello Porter. She married James W. Turner on December 2, 1961, in Murphysboro. He preceded her in death on August 20, 2017.Surviving are their daughter, Christina Kilcoin, Bloomington; a...
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Helen L. Chambers

January 10, 1927 - December 7, 2017

Helen Chambers, 90, of Bloomington passed away Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:25 a.m. at the Richard L. Owens Hospice House in Peoria. She was born January 10, 1927 in Bloomington, the daughter of Logan and Eva Coy Hall. She married Louis Gulyash in 1946, who preceded her death. She later married Gerald Chambers, who also preceded her in death. Helen lived her entire life in...
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Alice Viola Williamson

August 25, 1915 - December 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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JoAnn Schwandt

June 24, 1940 - December 2, 2017

JoAnn Schwandt age 77 of Bloomington, Illinois passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 4:00 AM at Heritage Health, Normal IL. Her funeral service will be 11:00 Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Rev. Steve Evans will be officiating. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington, IL. Visitation will be 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Thursday at the...
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Joann Schwandt

June 24, 1940 - December 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Marjorie E. Metcalf

May 5, 1926 - December 2, 2017

Marjorie Ellen Metcalf, 91, passed away on December 2, 2017, at McLean County Nursing Home. Marjorie was born May 5, 1926 in Indianola, IL, the daughter of William Edward and Lucy Alberta Pollitt Reed. She married Robert Leo Metcalf on June 22, 1947, in Gary, IN. She is survived by her husband of 70 years, four daughters: Cynthia (Gary) Bryant, Bloomington; Donna (Joseph) Funk, Kalamazoo,...
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Jon W. Lamb

August 12, 1939 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Gordon E. Gates

March 24, 1924 - November 30, 2017

Gordon E. Gates, 93, of Carlock passed away Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8:55 p.m. at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal. Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 8th at 10 a.m. at East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington. Burial will be held at a later date.Born in Shirley on March 24, 1924, he is survived by his wife JoAnne; two daughters, Tonda ...
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Jon W. Lamb

August 12, 1939 - November 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Thelma L. SCHLEETER

June 18, 1923 - November 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Stephanie Baker

July 19, 1944 - November 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Eugene R. Liscom

November 26, 1932 - November 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Harry J. Callahan

April 5, 1939 - November 22, 2017

Harry J Callahan, 78, of Bloomington passed away at 7:45 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center.He was born April 5, 1939 in Grand Rapids, MI the son of Harry and Geraldine Mitchell Callahan. He married Donna Wiley in 1962. He later married Karen Cast in 1980.Harry grew up in Bloomington, IL. He graduated from Bloomington High School in 1957. Harry earned a degree in...
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Vivian C. Roemer

November 4, 1926 - November 17, 2017

Vivian C. Roemer, 91, of Lexington, died Friday (Nov. 17, 2017) at Sugar Creek Alzheimer's Special Care Center, Normal, where she had been since August. Her family has honored her wish for cremation. A grave side service will be held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, December 4, 2017 at 11:00.Vivian was born Nov. 4, 1926 in Mansfield, the daughter of Garfield and Thelma Warren May. She married...
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Jewel E. Beale

March 5, 1935 - November 15, 2017

Jewel E. Beale: wife, mother, grandmother, and life-long Human Rights advocate, was born on March 5, 1935, to Rev. and Mrs. W.H. Fambro. Raised by her grandparents, Rev. Walter & Pauline Turner, she was introduced to the Christian Faith at a very early age and baptized at St. Paul Baptist Church, Blytheville, Arkansas, in 1946. As a youngster romping through the natural habitats of North...
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Charles F. Smith

September 6, 1925 - November 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Frederick C. Voelzke

April 5, 1932 - November 12, 2017

Bloomington - Frederick C. Voelzke, Jr., 85, of Bloomington, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Bloomington-Normal.Fred was born April 5, 1932, in Chicago, the son of Frederick Sr. and Mary Ann Auten Voelzke ( Ma Bell). He married Diane Irwin on May 8, 1959. She preceded him in death on August 10, 2008.Surviving are their children; Frederick (Alice) Voelzke III; David (Jeanie)...
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Wilma D. HILTON

April 5, 1920 - November 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Michele L. Wert

June 28, 1970 - November 5, 2017

Michele Lynn Wert, 47, longtime resident of Aperion Care in Bloomington, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 2:57 p.m. at the nursing home. She was born June 28, 1970 in Bloomington, the daughter of Wendell and Kay Franz Wert.Michele graduated from Raymond School in Bloomington. She lived and worked with the Marc Center in Bloomington for many years, sorting material until she became...
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Victor C. Sylvester

July 2, 1928 - November 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Terri M. Fowler

February 27, 1962 - November 3, 2017

Normal - Terri M. Fowler, 55, of Normal, passed away Friday, November 3, 2017 at her residence, surrounded by her family.Terri was born February 27, 1962, in Bloomington, the daughter of Bobbie Mattingly. She married Mark Fowler in Bloomington on September 14, 1985. He survives.Also surviving are their son, Adam C. Fowler, Normal; a brother, Mark L. (Christina Berta) Bailey, Henderson, NV; a...
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Kenneth J. McArdell

December 9, 1932 - November 2, 2017

Kenneth J. McArdell, 84, passed away at home with his family at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017.Cremation rites will be accorded and there will be no services. East Lawn Funeral Home in Bloomington is handling the arrangements.The family suggests that memorials be given to the Eastern region of OSF Hospice, Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, or a charity of the donor's choice.Kenneth...
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Robert L. Sengpiel

May 25, 1929 - November 2, 2017

Robert "Bob" Sengpiel, 88, resident of Helia Healthcare in Champaign, and formerly of Bloomington, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 6:50 p.m. at the nursing home. He was born May 25, 1929 in Pontiac, the son of Robert and Charlotte Leonard Sengpiel. He married Sarah "Sally" Gibbons on April 29, 1988 in Owesboro, Kentucky. She preceded him in death on July 6, 2010. Bob was always...
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Ben R. Barnhill

February 4, 1941 - October 30, 2017

Ben R. Barnhill passed away peacefully October 30, 2017, surrounded by his family. He was born February 4, 1941, in East Prairie, MO, to Paul Wesley and Howard Gordon Barnhill. The family moved to Harrisburg, Illinois, when Ben was seven years old.He married Kathy Wiley on July 10, 1964. Survivors include his wife, Kathy; daughter, Kristin (Tim) McCoy; two grandsons-Alexander Smith and Aidan...
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Donald Frank Manahan

June 19, 1928 - October 28, 2017

Donald Frank Manahan. 89, of Normal, passed away at 4:17 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at his home.His funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Christ Lutheran Church in Normal with Pastor Jonathan Huehn and Pastor Timothy Fitzner officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in...
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Michael Dion Dopson

June 1, 1971 - October 28, 2017

Michael Dion Dopson, 46, of Peoria passed away on Saturday October 28, 2017 at 1:48 p.m. at his home. Michael was the third child born to proud parents, Esther (Dopson) Patrick and Michael Dopson on June 1, 1971. He attended May Elementary School and then attended Foreman High School in Chicago. Michael confessed Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Judah Ministries by Bishop Mark DuBois...
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Sharon V. MATTINGLY

March 11, 1948 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Timothy A. Barber

June 6, 1961 - October 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL. A Celebration of Life will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, November 2, 2017 at Hope Ministries, Bloomington.
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Sharon Vashti Mattingly

March 11, 1948 - October 27, 2017

El Paso - Sharon V. Mattingly, 69, of Normal, IL. passed away on Friday, October 27, 2017.She was born in Harlan, KY. on March, 11, 1948 to Roy & Betty (Walker) Jones. Sharon is survived by her son; Travis (Annie) Mattingly; sisters, Donna Davis, Linda Saylor; brothers David Saylor, "Corky" Roy Jones; granddaughter, Mackenzie Mattingly; step daughters, Paula and Beth Mattingly, Linda (Les)...
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Stephen W. Scharf

October 28, 1937 - October 21, 2017

Stephen William Scharf - born Bloomington IL 10/28/1937. He was raised by Charles W Scharf in his early years before being adopted by Charles H and Elsie Scharf. After graduating from Bloomington High School, he took some classes at Illinois Wesleyan University before joining the Navy. He spent 4 years in the Navy as a photographer. One of the most memorable moments for him in the Navy was...
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John A. Braddy

February 16, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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John A. Braddy

February 16, 1931 - October 20, 2017

Normal - John Albert Braddy, 86, of Normal passed away Friday, October 20th, 2017 at 2:48 p.m. at St. Joseph OSF Medical Center in Bloomington. He was born February 16, 1931 in Keenes, IL, the son of James and Fern Swan Braddy. He married Pauline Remmers on June 16, 1956 in Freeport, IL. She preceded him in death on August 31, 2015. John graduated from the Illinois School for the Deaf in...
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Clark W. Roemer

February 26, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Clark W. Roemer

February 26, 1930 - October 17, 2017

Clark W. Roemer, 87, of Lexington, passed away 9:32 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 17, 2017) at his home, where he had been ill with heart problems since August.His family has honored his wish for cremation. A graveside service will be held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 4, 2017 at 11:00 am.Clark was born Feb. 26, 1930, in Alton, the son of Arthur B. and Alma V. Leeder Roemer. He came from...
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Terry L. Alexander

February 25, 1945 - October 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Michael E. Tufts

September 7, 1947 - October 9, 2017

Bloomington - Michael E. Tufts, 70, of Bloomington, IL passed away Monday, October 9, 2017 at his residence surrounded by his family and friends.Michael was born September 7, 1947, in Rock Island, IL, the son of Robert M. and Marjorie I. Doerr Tufts. He married Georgia Brown on October 2, 2010, in Rock Island. She survives.Also surviving are four children, Robert L. Tufts, Annapolis, MD;...
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Stephen L. Waldron

October 6, 1945 - October 9, 2017

Bloomington - Stephen L. Waldron, 72, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.Stephen was born October 5, 1945, in New Orleans, LA, the son of Dr. Willard Lee and Ruth Margaret Wilson Waldron. He married Linda Hutchins on October 14, 1989 in Onarga, IL. She survives.Also surviving are daughter, Margaret Lynn (Edward) Scott, Thompsons...
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Elizabeth McGuire

January 31, 1930 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Goldie M. Shickel

March 28, 1924 - October 5, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Wilma Ilene Forrest

December 20, 1922 - October 5, 2017

Wilma Ilene Forrest, 94, formerly of Bellflower, passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Gibson Area Hospital Annex.Graveside services will be Sunday, October 8th at 2 p.m. at East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 12:00 to 2:00 at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington.Wilma was born December 20, 1922 in Shirley, the daughter of William and Clara Gellert Runge. She...
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Maxine Stephens

April 22, 1927 - October 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Maxine Stephens

April 22, 1927 - October 1, 2017

Bloomington - Maxine M. Stephens, 90, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Mclean County Nursing Home, Normal.Maxine was born April 22, 1927, in Oologah, OK the daughter of Elwood and Bertha Coker King. She married Charles Stanley Stephens on November 6, 1945. He preceded her in death in 2003.Surviving are their children, James "Jim" (Judith) Stephens, Bloomington; and Charles ...
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Angela R. Isaacson

February 6, 1969 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Lorene Lindsay

February 13, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Lorene Lindsay

February 13, 1922 - September 25, 2017

Bloomington - Lorene Lindsay, 95, of Bloomington, passed away Monday, September 25, 2017, at Heritage Health, Normal.Lorene was born February 13, 1922, in Bellflower, the daughter of Charles and Edith (Miller) Lee. She married Melvin Lindsay on November 23, 1940, in St. Louis. He preceded her in death.Surviving are their children, Kaywin (Ann) Lindsay of Greensburg, IN; and Carolyn (Richard)...
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Cleo P. COLAW

March 28, 1924 - September 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Eric Neal Ringenberg

January 14, 1984 - September 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Ann L. Mosier

November 11, 1958 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Ghanshyambhai Purshohambhai Amin

December 23, 1951 - September 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Marcella Weakley

February 9, 1921 - September 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Marcella May Weakley

February 9, 1921 - September 14, 2017

Marcella May Weakley, 96 of Normal passed away on Thursday September 14, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home. Her funeral will be at Eastlawn Funeral Home on Tuesday September 19 at 3:00 PM with visitation at 2:00 PM. Marcella was born on February 9, 1921, in Leroy, the daughter of Park and Norma Karr Simmons. She married William Weakley on May 12, 1942 in Fort Lewis, WA. She is survived by two...
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Robert Pietsch

February 4, 1934 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Grace P. Bonds

November 3, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Gladys Fern CONNOUR

May 18, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Grace P. Bonds

November 3, 1923 - September 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Fern Fern Connour

May 18, 1930 - September 12, 2017

Fern Connour, 87, of Bloomington passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2:45 a.m. She was born on May 18, 1930 in Hudson Township, Illinois, the daughter of John and Neola Tones Hinthorn. She married William West, and later married William Connour on February 1, 1964 in Hudson. He preceded her in death on March 19, 1999.Fern spent her entire life dedicated to her large family of kids and...
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Ralph E. Zebarth

May 9, 1922 - September 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Patricia E. MCCARNEY

January 14, 1939 - September 6, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Phyllis E. Davis

November 15, 1940 - September 4, 2017

Phyllis Elaine Logsdon (Yarbrough, Oates) Davis, age 76, recently from Dallas, TX passed away peacefully on September 4, 2017 at Heritage Health in Bloomington, Illinois.She was born November 15, 1940 to Lloyd Elson and Ethel May (Triplett) Logsdon of Armstrong County, in the family home just a few miles outside of Claude, Texas. Phyllis was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Claude where,...
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Gay SMITH

August 17, 1946 - September 2, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Victor E. Ryburn

May 8, 1945 - September 2, 2017

Victor Eugene Ryburn, of Heyworth, went to be with the Lord at 5:52pm (9-2-17) surrounded by his wife and children. Vic was born May 8, 1945, in Bloomington (VE Day--the day that World War II ended in Europe) to Raymond and Hazel Peel Ryburn. He was named Victor Eugene (the initials of "Victory in Europe"). Immediately after he was born, his mother heard church bells ringing, car horns honking,...
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Barbara Louise Draper

October 20, 1921 - August 29, 2017

Barbara Louise Draper, 95, of Bloomington, went home to be with her Savior, Lord Jesus Christ on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 11:40 a.m. at her home. She was born October 20, 1921, in Fairmont, Illinois, the daughter of Arthur and Mary Mitchell Sanks. She married Fredrick Draper, Sr. on March 6, 1941 in Batavia, Ohio. He preceded her in death on February 2, 1985.Barbara loved the Chicago Cubs,...
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Glory Jean Denarn

February 3, 1948 - August 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Gladys B. Russell

August 19, 1933 - August 26, 2017

Downs - Gladys "Polly" B. Russell, 84, of Downs, passed away peacefully at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, August 27, 2017, at her residence.Polly was born August 19, 1933, in Clay, Alabama, the daughter of Joeseph Edward and Ruth Elliott Brown. She married Joe Russell in Birmingham, Alabama on June 18, 1955. He survives.She is also survived by her children, Richard (Stephanie Shoemaker) Russell of...
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Janet Malinowski

December 20, 1935 - August 25, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Mary Ellen Williams

April 23, 1925 - August 25, 2017

Mary was born April 23, 1925, in LeRoy, a daughter of Louis and Lenora Strange Hoover. She married Gerald E. "Whitey" Williams on April 28, 1944, at St. Matthew Episcopal Church, and they celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in 2003.Mary was a member of St. Matthew Episcopal Church; Louis E. Davis Post 56 Auxiliary; a past member of Bloomington Delphi; a Bloomington High School 1943 graduate...
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Rosella M. Mitchell

September 1, 1928 - August 25, 2017

Rosella M. Mitchell, 88, of Bloomington, passed away at 1:00 p.m. Friday (August 25, 2017) at LeRoy Manor in LeRoy.She was born September 1, 1928, in Farmer City, the daughter of Oakley and Hanie Cox Franklin. She married Ross I. Mitchell on November 26, 1947. They were married for 57 years. He preceded her in death on December 16, 2003. She was also preceded in death by her parents and...
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