Our Obituaries

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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Joan TARBOX

January 30, 1931 - November 5, 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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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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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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Randall Dean Rhoades

February 11, 1963 - August 22, 2017

Randall "Randy" Dean Rhoades, 54, of Summersville, Missouri, formerly of Bloomington, passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 4:14 a.m. at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was born February 11, 1963 in Bloomington, the son of Dean and Katherine Wasson Rhoades.Randy was a 1990 graduate of Illinois State University. After graduation, he worked in archaeology in the southwest United...
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James William Turner

January 13, 1936 - August 20, 2017

Normal - James W. Turner, 81, of Normal, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.Jim was born January 13, 1936, in Murphysboro, IL, the son of William and Olive (Delaney) Turner. He married Janet Porter on December 2, 1961, in Murphysboro. She survives.Also surviving are their daughter, Christina Kilcoin of Bloomington; a granddaughter, Molly (John)...
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Rosemary Weaver-Wall

May 31, 1931 - August 20, 2017

Bloomington - Rosemary Weaver, 86, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.Rosemary was born May 31, 1931, in Bloomington, the daughter of Glover and Bertha (Leigh) Swearingen. Surviving are her children, Kenneth (Karen) Weaver of Bloomington; James (Christine McIntire) Weaver of Florida; Marcia Weaver of Bloomington; Micki (Dennis) Weaver ...
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James Edward Morrissey

October 24, 1950 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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James Edward Morrissey

October 24, 1950 - August 15, 2017

James Edward "Mo" Morrissey, 66, of Bloomington passed away peacefully Tuesday evening, August 15th, 2017 at 8 o'clock in his home. He was born October 24, 1950 in Kewanee, the son of James Bernard and Floradean Ruth Matthews Morrissey. Jim grew up on a farm in rural Wyoming, Illinois making wonderful and often mischievous memories with his sisters, cousins and friends. He married the love of...
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Bethine Mary Bowen

January 18, 1921 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Ann Keiser

August 22, 1945 - August 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Deborah Evelyn Weldt

February 8, 1957 - August 10, 2017

Deborah Evelyn Weldt, 60, of Bloomington passed away at 6:10 a.m. Thursday, August 10, 2017 at Heritage Health Normal. She was born February 8, 1957 in Oak Park, Illinois, the daughter of Frederick Jr. and Violette Garbe Bedard. She married Brian Weldt on June 6, 1981 in Brookfield, Illinois. He precedes her in death.Deborah was a caregiver for Marcfirst in Normal for many years. She also...
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Joseph Neeves

August 28, 1918 - August 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Patrcia Black

October 21, 1932 - August 6, 2017

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Diana J McLaren Osburn

March 1, 1949 - August 6, 2017

Diana J. McLaren Osburn, 68, of Normal passed away at 1:09 a.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at her residence. She was born March 1, 1949 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Douglas and Evelyn Claire Woodworth McLaren. She married Morris Osburn in Bloomington. He precedes her in death.Diana is survived by a son, Shane McLaren, of Normal; three stepsons, Robert (Jenna) Osburn of Western Springs,...
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Eleanor Jeanne Beyer

August 10, 1934 - August 5, 2017

Eleanor Jeanne (Kirby) Beyer, 82, of Normal, died on Saturday (August 5, 2017) at Heritage Health in Bloomington surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband, Robert E. Beyer, Normal; Steven Beyer (Laurie), Bloomington; Robert K. Beyer (Jackie), Bloomington; grandsons Scott Beyer and Daniel Beyer, and step-grandchildren Abbey Verfurth and Glen Verfurth.Eleanor was born on August 10,...
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Rose A. Roberts

December 14, 1921 - August 4, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Jessie L. HENDERSON

November 16, 1940 - August 2, 2017

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Jessie L. Henderson

November 16, 1940 - August 2, 2017

Jessie Lee Henderson, 76, of Bloomington passed away Wednesday morning, August 2, 2017 at 5:18 a.m. at Bloomington Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. She was born November 16, 1940 in Ellisville, Mississippi, the daughter of Robert and Maggie Perryman Evans. She married Archie Henderson on April 3, 1972 in Bloomington. He survives.Jessie attended school at Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. ...
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Elmer L. Wulf

June 23, 1939 - July 29, 2017

LEXINGTON - Elmer L. Wulf, Jr. 78, of Bloomington, passed away Saturday, July 29, 2017 at his residence.Elmer was born June 23, 1939, in Bloomington, the son of Elmer and Sylvia (Miller) Wulf. He married Mary Batterton on March 10, 1961. She survives.Also surviving are their two daughters, Echo Fisher and Jill (Mark) Kastello, both of Bloomington; four grandchildren, Keegan, Tia, Alexis, and...
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Jill Lynn Peterson

August 12, 1962 - July 28, 2017

Jill Lynn (Kolker) Peterson was brought into this world on August 12, 1962 by Jay & Joann Kolker. She was raised in Dubuque, Iowa, graduating from Hempstead High in 1980. Jill married Rick Peterson on October 6, 1984, and they lived their lives together throughout Texas, Minnesota, and Illinois. In 1986, they welcomed their daughter, Brittany, to the family, and in 1994, their son, Garrett,...
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RuthAnn A. Mandrell

July 16, 1944 - July 21, 2017

CLINTON - RuthAnn Mandrell, 73, of Clinton, passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Bloomington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.RuthAnn was born July 16, 1944, in Clinton, the daughter of Virgil and Ruby (Gardner) Florey. She married Joe Mandrell on November 10, 1962, in DeWitt. He survives.Also surviving are their children, Jim (Sharon) Mandrell and Sharon Day, both of Clinton; six...
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Raymond Gene Myers

September 25, 1941 - July 20, 2017

Bloomington - Raymond G. Myers 75, of Bloomington, IL, passed away on July 20, 2017 at St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL.He was the son of Kenneth and Grace (Woith) Myers. Raymond was born on September 25, 1941 in Bloomington, IL. His parents preceded him in death. He then married Mary Jane Herring in Bloomington, IL. in 1987.Raymond served 5 years as a Marine. He then worked at G.E. for...
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Gerald D. Nafzinger

November 5, 1940 - July 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Angela L. Sutter

October 22, 1975 - July 15, 2017

GRIDLEY - Angela L. Sutter, 41, of Gridley, passed away Saturday, July 15, 2017 at her residence.Angela was born October 22, 1975, in Normal, the daughter of Daniel and Helen (Hardman) Sutter. Surviving are her mother, Helen Sutter; a brother, Aaron (Lisa) Sutter, Cooksville; a niece, Sara Marie Sutter; and a nephew, Cody Daniel Sutter; several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.Angela worked at...
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Darwin L. Ropp

September 20, 1936 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Wilbur O. Oliver

October 31, 1925 - July 9, 2017

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Wilbur O. Oliver

October 31, 1925 - July 9, 2017

NORMAL - Wilbur "Bud" Oliver, 91, of Normal, passed away Sunday, July 9, 2017 at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal.Bud was born October 31, 1925, in Downs, the son of William and Nell (Fisher) Oliver. He married Thelma Faye Oliver on January 16, 1949, in Lexington. She preceded him in death on October 30, 2015.Surviving are their children, Deb (Bob) Strong and Carol Robinson; nine...
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Michael E. Sigler

December 2, 1952 - July 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Ronald W. Blemler

January 26, 1943 - July 4, 2017

Normal - Ronald W. Blemler, 74, of Normal, passed away July 4, 2017 at 1:44 a.m. in Bloomington.Visitation will take place from 4:30-8:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Normal. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the church. A luncheon will follow the service. Ron was born January 26, 1943, in Olympia, WA, the son of John and...
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Mary Carper

June 18, 1952 - July 3, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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John W. Smith

February 4, 1921 - July 1, 2017

Normal - John William "Bill" Smith, 96, of Normal, passed away Saturday, July 1, 2017, at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center, Normal.Bill was born February 4, 1921, in Milan, Indiana, the son of Eugene F. and Pauline (Hiestand) (Schockley) Smith.He married Thelma I. King on April 8, 1945 at Second Presbyterian Church Grace Chapel.Surviving are three children, Cheryl Salvato of Normal;...
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James Michael Bateson

June 20, 1951 - June 30, 2017

James Michael Bateson, 66, of Clinton, passed away June 30, 2017 at his residence.Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Clinton with military honors.Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.Michael was born June 20, 1951, in Clinton, the son of John D. and Florence (Eveland) Bateson.Surviving are his children, Michael Bateson, Oregon;...
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Joan M. Reeves

July 15, 1933 - June 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, IL.
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Joan M. Reeves

July 15, 1933 - June 23, 2017

BLOOMINGTON - Joan M. Reeves passed away peacefully at 9:22 p.m. Friday (June 23, 2017) at Advocate BroMenn, Normal surrounded by her loving family.Joan was born July 15, 1933 in Bloomington, a daughter of Jerome Michael Larkin and Sadie Irene Leary Larkin. She graduated from Downs High School. She attended Illinois State Normal University. She married Leo Reeves on July 23, 1953 in Kenai, Alaska...
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Verna R. Eastham

May 14, 1940 - June 23, 2017

Bloomington - Verna R. Eastham, 77, of Bloomington, passed away Friday, June 23, 2017 at her residence surrounded by her family.Verna was born May 14, 1940, in Cromwell, KY, the daughter of Ira and Avie Smith Phelps. She married Paul Eastham on August 20, 1956, in Clinton, IL. He survives.Also surviving are their children; Daniel Eastham of Bloomington; Mike Eastham of South Bend, IN; and Lisa...
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Betty J. Finfrock

October 31, 1922 - June 20, 2017

Betty Jewel Finfrock, 94, of Bloomington passed away at 3:13 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Heritage Health Center in El Paso. She was born October 31, 1922 in Waynesville, the daughter of Alexander and Hattie Matthews Armstrong. She married Dale Finfrock on November 14, 1942 in St. Louis. He preceded her in death on October 7, 2002. Betty worked as a sales clerk for Roland's Department...
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Norma Barnhart

September 26, 1922 - June 19, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington, IL.
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Fred H. King

January 21, 1936 - June 19, 2017

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